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Archives Operations Coordinator/Digital Services Archivist, California State University, Dominguez Hills, Carson, CA

The University Library's Gerth Archives and Special Collections at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) invites applications for a Tenure-track position at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian (12-month) with the appointment starting in Fall 2019.

For more information see: https://www.csudh.edu/library/ and https://www.csudh.edu/libarchives/


Responsibilities:
Working independently and with stakeholders, the Archives Operations Coordinator/Digital Services Archivist directs the daily work of archival professionals processing and making available archival materials.  Also, this person provides leadership, vision, and support for the Library's Gerth Archives and Special Collections Department's digital assets and digital archives programs and projects. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, with operational oversight from the Director of Archives & Special Collections, the person will lead the development of a new digital curation and preservation program in the Gerth Archives. The Archivist will also oversee the development of all digital collections projects, recommend and administer a DAMS (Digital Asset Management System) and administer all CMS (Collection Management System) activities, and work collaboratively with colleagues in the department and library to further digital collections and digital asset management activities.

The University Library's Gerth Archives and Special Collections at California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) seeks an innovative, dynamic, enthusiastic, collaborative, and service-minded skilled professional to join the Gerth Archives and Special Collections department as the Archives Operations Coordinator/Digital Archivist. Library Faculty in the CSUDH Library have positions that enable them to provide leadership and coordination for a functional area as well as within a content area. Under the direction of the Director, Archives and Special Collections, the successful candidate will:

  •  Coordinate the day-to-day operations for processing and making accessible archival collections.  Assign work, train, and supervise employees, student assistants, and interns.
  • Review infrastructure needs to improve the workflow and processing of archival collections. Develop workflows, policies and procedures for efficient and effective archival processing in consultation with all Gerth Archives professionals.
  • Lead and provide expertise in the development of mission and vision statements for the Gerth Archives.
  • Provide expertise, leadership, and vision in administration of both existing digital collections and the creation of new digital collection projects. Plan, implement, communicate, and oversee the digital curation and preservation program for identification and prioritization of digital asset curation and preservation activities. This includes but is not limited to conducting surveys, developing needs assessments, providing oversight for the processing, maintenance, and preservation of digital content, their carriers, and any associated metadata.
  • Lead and provide expertise in the creation, development, adoption, and adaptation of policies, strategies, workflows, processes, and practices related to digital curation and preservation program development.
  • Lead collaborative initiatives to develop best practices and standards for metadata creation across all digital projects including improving legacy metadata. 
  • Work with archivists and library personnel in the integration of descriptive metadata into existing discovery systems in the library.
  • Participate in generating archival assets for the CSUDH institutional repository in collaboration with Digital Initiatives Librarian.
  • Participate in instruction and department outreach activities to promote the Gerth Archives.
  • Build a record of progressive scholarly and professional achievement to fulfill retention, tenure and promotion requirements.
  • Engage in professional development activities, conference presentations and peer-reviewed articles in support of the library and its digital initiatives.


The ideal candidate will have experience directing archival collections projects, supervising professionals, developing policies and procedures, and working as a Digital Archivist. This individual will have experience leading digital curation and preservation planning, and have engagement in the development of policies, procedures and workflows for digital curation and preservation. Additionally, this person will have knowledge of and experience with standards and best practices for the digitization, description, curation, access, and discoverability of archival collections. In addition to excellent interpersonal and communication skills, this candidate will bring an attitude of curiosity, creativity, and innovation to the Gerth Archives and Special Collections department.

Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution or a related advanced degree.
  • Minimum of two years' professional experience in digital archives at an academic library, archives, historical society, or museum setting.
  • Experience directing and managing archival projects.
  • Experience supervising professional staff.
  • Experience with digital asset curation and preservation activities, practices, processes, workflows, and tools.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital asset lifecycle management and associated standards and frameworks.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of metadata content, structure, and preservation standards including MARC, EAD, DACS, MODs PREMIS, etc.
  • Knowledge of ARCHON, ArchivesSpace or other content management platform.
  • Excellent interpersonal, writing and communication skills
  • Excellent project and program management, analytic, and problem solving skills, attention to detail.
  • The ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, interns, community members and vendors in a diverse environment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with Library personnel, students, interns, and volunteers
  • Applicants must have experience in working with students and colleagues from diverse age, socioeconomic, cultural, and academic backgrounds.


Preferred /Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to create policies and procedures for archival processing workflows.
  • Experience gathering, analyzing, and reporting data.
  • Experience using web archiving applications.
  • Knowledge of email archiving applications and workflows.
  • Strong understanding of digital forensic tools and workflows, experience maintaining hardware and specialized equipment for access to legacy media.
  • Knowledge of current best practices related to copyright and access for born-digital collections.
  • Coursework in digital curation and preservation.
  • Knowledge of effective pedagogical strategies for teaching students how to locate, evaluate, and use archival and special collections materials.


How To Apply:
The position is open until filled. Review of applications will begin in August, 2019. For full consideration, please submit your completed application no later than August 15, 2019.

Register your online application at New & Returning Applicants at https://www.csudh.edu/hr/job-opportunities/index and submit the following in a single pdf file:

- Current Curriculum Vitae with contact information
- Cover letter
- List of 3 references with contact information
- Unofficial transcripts (an official transcript will be required for the finalist)

For finalist with International transcripts, a United States Equivalency certification will be required.

A United States (US) Equivalency certification is required for earned/awarded/conferred foreign terminal degrees, which is from a foreign Academic Institution for foreign studies. The US Equivalency certification is used to validate foreign studies from an academic credential evaluation agency and is evaluated on foreign studies and deemed to be equivalent to degrees from the United States. The certification must translate the information in English, and confirm that your highest terminal degree is US Equivalent to a US terminal degree (i.e., Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy). The certification can be emailed to ghardy@csudh.edu or mailed directly to the office of Faculty Affairs and Development, 1000 East Victoria Street, WH-368, Carson, CA 90747.

Applicants that are selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be notified by the Search Committee when to submit their (3) three letters of recommendation directly to the email address of sbrasley@csudh.edu or you may mail directly to:

Dr. Stephanie Brasley
CSU, Dominguez Hills
1000 East Victoria Street, (University Library, Room 5034)
Carson, CA  90747

The full job description and application can be found here.

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Photo Archivist, The Boston Globe, Boston, MA

Job Description: The Boston Globe seeks a Photo Archivist to join a team of researchers who will maintain the Boston Globe photo archive.


Responsibilities:

  • Analyze and digitize prints and negatives, conduct research to attach searchable metadata to assets
  • Work with the Globe library to identify subjects of interest or great value to be prioritized and showcased
  • Maintain photo department email accounts for incoming and outgoing images

Qualifications: Minimum requirements: bachelor's degree in journalism, demonstrated proficiency with Adobe Photoshop, Photo Mechanic, and Macintosh OS. This is not a shooting position, but a strong interest and background in editorial photography is a must, as well as interest in archiving. Must be willing to work some nights and weekends and be available for major news events (breaking and scheduled).

How to Apply:  Please send your resume and cover letter to Kim Chapin, kim.chapin@globe.com


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Data Services Librarian - Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)
seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to develop robust research data-related
services for UMB faculty, staff, and students. This dynamic librarian advances the Library's efforts in data
management planning, discovery of and access to research data, and data sharing. The Data Services
Librarian partners with the HS/HSL's Bioinformationist. The librarian will also collaborate with other
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 for Services. For more information about the HS/HSL, visit
http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Identify software and tools and develop services supporting the discovery and management of research data.
  • Consult with faculty, students, and staff regarding research data needs.
  • Develop and lead instructional programming on data-related topics and tools.
  • Assist researchers in locating and accessing open and secondary datasets for use in research.
  • Engage with University partners integrating research data services into academic programs and administrative units within UMB schools (dentistry, graduate school, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work).
  • Develop marketing strategies and initiatives, and conduct outreach activities promoting research collaboration and data sharing programs of the HS/HSL.
  • Participate in the development and growth of the UMB Data Catalog by establishing a systematic approach for locating UMB researchers' data and creating dataset records associated with UMB-related scholarly publications.
  • Engage actively in committees within the HS/HSL, the University, and professional organizations.
  • Pursue research and professional development activities.


POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Background or experience indicating an ability to become proficient with quantitative or qualitative research tools such as R, Python, SAS, SPSS, D3.js.
  • Knowledge of data repositories and public data sets.
  • 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 with tools such as Tableau, D3.js, R, Python, SAS, or SPSS.
  • Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library.
  • Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.

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 August 16, 2019. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/DataSrvLib.


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.

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Library Assistant II (Part-time), NHTI-Concord's Community College, Concord, NH

Part-time; year-round, evenings until 9pm; Up to 25 hours per week.  2nd shift differential.

SCOPE OF WORK: To maintain circulation services and perform all related duties. Assists with maintaining College Archives. This position reports to the Circulation Supervisor in the Library at NHTI, Concord's Community College.


ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Assists in processing, cataloging, and organizing the College's archives;
  • Checks library materials in and out using automated circulation system;
  • Processes newly acquired library materials (jacketing, labeling, etc.);
  • Accessions and shelves periodicals;
  • Shelves books and DVDs;
  • Performs input of records into online catalogue and statewide union catalogue;
  • Helps students and general public find information and materials;
  • Assists students in the use of the internet, Microsoft Office products, Canvas, etc.;
  • Opens and/or closes the Library, enabling all machines, lights, etc.;
  • Supervises work study students and library clerks under the direction of the Circulation Supervisor;
  • Light housekeeping including stack maintenance and cleaning of furniture and equipment, etc.;
  • Complies with all College, System, state and federal rules and regulations;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Education: Graduation from high school, G.E.D. or its equivalent with courses in typing. Each additional year of approved formal education may be substituted for one year of required work experience.

Experience: Two years of clerical experience including computer knowledge, preferably in connection with library operations.



RECOMMENDED WORK TRAITS: Knowledge of correct English usage, punctuation, spelling, grammar and vocabulary. Working knowledge of modern library techniques, procedures and working tools used in accessioning, cataloging, circulating and maintaining library materials. Skills in the performance of clerical and manipulative tasks. Ability to type and maintain a filing system and to adjust to a considerable amount of routine work. Ability to letter legibly and skillfully. Ability to apply library methods and principles in acquiring, circulation and providing limited patron services. Ability to understand and carry out moderately complex oral and written instructions. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other library personnel and the general public. Must be willing to maintain appearance appropriate to assigned duties and responsibilities as determined by the college appointing authority.



DISCLAIMER STATEMENT: The supplemental job description lists typical examples of work and is not intended to include every job duty and responsibility specific to a position. An employee may be required to perform other related duties not listed on the supplemental job description provided that such duties are characteristic of that classification.


TO APPLY: please go to www.nhti.edu/careersPlease note, we cannot accept applications through Indeed.com

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Local History Librarian/Archivist, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is a busy, mid-sized library serving over 36,000 patrons a month. Nestled in the oldest part of our renovated building is the Local History Room, home to thousands of volumes of Watertown history. This collection contains books by local authors, genealogies, town records, histories, and various primary sources and ephemera.

We are in search of a part-time librarian who specializes in local history or archives who will, under the supervision of the Library Director, continue to organize, preserve, and make this historical library collection discoverable today and in the future.

Primary Duties:

  • Accession, arrange, describe, classify or reclassify, and house or re-house manuscript collections, photographs, maps, documents, and other material
  • Create comprehensive cataloging information - either directly in our ILS (Sierra) or on cataloging workforms.
  • Implement basic preservation and conservation methods according to current standards
  • Make long term recommendations for preservation, conservation, and access
  • Other duties as assigned


To be considered for this job you must have:

  • MLS/MLIS with an educational concentration in archives or history, or experience working independently or as a team leader in archives.
  • 1 year experience using proper archival preservation practices, current archival descriptive practices and standards
  • 1 year experience cataloging and classifying historical collections or archives
  • Strong written and oral communication skills


This part time, temporary (July 1, 2019- June 30, 2020) position is 17 hours a week with flexible scheduling.  The hourly rate is $30.00 and does not include benefits.

To apply for the position please email cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references as one PDF to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director, at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov. The position is open until filled. The successful candidate will ideally start in mid-late August.

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Library Assistant IV - Access Services Night Supervisor, UMASS Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA

General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities
Primary supervisor of the Learning Commons and Circulation Area during the late evening hours; Supervises and organizes functions assigned to the circulation desk to insure the smooth flow of circulating materials to borrowers during the library's late night hours; Supervises student workers at Circulation and Learning Commons desks; Provides informational and technical assistance to library patrons in the Learning Commons and Scholarly Commons; Monitors the operation of equipment and supplies; Monitors the borrowing of library materials; Charges, renews, and discharges library materials; Aids library patrons in locating and using library resources; Participates in Access Services projects; Performs related work as required.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):
Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time or equivalent part-time, paraprofessional experience as a library assistant and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitution below.

Substitutions:
I.     An Associate's or higher degree may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience. *

*Education toward such a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.

Hours:  Sunday - Thursday, 5:00 PM - 1:00 AM; 11:00 PM - 7:00 AM during the Library's 24/7 exam period. Subject to change during the summer session, semester breaks, and exam periods.  This position is designated as essential personnel during inclement weather situations.

Salary: $899.22 per week

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references. The full job description and application can be found here. Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

The deadline to apply is July 24, 2019.

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State Librarian, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT

Connecticut State Library Board is pleased to announce that it is currently inviting applications and nominations for the position of Connecticut State Librarian.

Summary:
Reporting to the State Library Board, the State Librarian leads a forward looking, multi-faceted information agency with an approximately $12 million budget and 87 staff members. We welcome applications from individuals who have experience in a large state, academic, public, or multi-type library as an agency head or top-level manager, particularly individuals with experience in fiscal planning, program and policy development, human resources, and facilities management.

We are looking for candidates with demonstrated management, administrative and interpersonal skills, leadership in library-related areas, and a proven commitment to public service who can communicate in an articulate, diplomatic, and candid fashion with staff, the State Library Board, the library community, the state and local government, and the public.  We require extensive knowledge of developing information technology and its place in integrated library services and prefer demonstrated experience in management of archives, records management and museum services. Candidates should demonstrate a willingness to work toward regional and interagency collaboration. Candidates should also demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and have experience implementing affirmative action, equal employment opportunity, and ADA laws and regulations. The ability to articulate to policymakers the role that libraries play and how libraries can advance other public policy agendas is desirable, as is experience advocating for funding.

Starting salary range $98,327.00-$155,321.00, commensurate with experience, plus fringe benefit package. Position to be filled on or about December 1, 2019.


About the Connecticut State Library:
The Connecticut State Library, established in 1854, is an Executive Branch agency of the State of Connecticut. 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. The Connecticut State Library is centrally located in scenic New England and administers the State Library, the State Archives, and the Museum of Connecticut History, all of which document the rich history of the state and serve its residents. Detailed information about the State Library can be found here - Background Organization.


Minimum Requirements:

  • A Master's degree or higher in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited library school, or a graduate degree in a field related to State Library functions
  • At least 5 years of professional experience in a large state, academic, public, or multi-type library as an agency head or top-level manager
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate a vision for library services and collaboratively lead staff to accomplish that vision
  • Demonstrated record of national or regional library leadership
  • Experience in building strong collaborations and in shared resources across sectors
  • Experience with strategic planning in a complex environment


Application Process and Deadline
A position description with full duties and complete qualifications is available upon request, or you may visit the Connecticut State Library web site at www.ctstatelibrary.org.  Submit letter and resume including references by August 30, 2019 to Alison Clemens, Chairperson, Search Committee: Alison.Clemens@ct.gov. Questions about the application process and accommodations needed may be addressed to Heidi Gray, Human Resources Associate and Lorraine Vittner, Principal Human Resources Specialist, Department of Administrative Services, Small Agency Resource Team - SmART 450 Columbus Boulevard - Suite 1404 Hartford, CT 06103, lorraine.vittner@ct.gov, Phone 860-713-5449/Cell 860-877-0374, Fax 860-622-2617.

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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Fall Internships, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

Fall Internships

Between MASS MoCA's 250,000 square feet of gallery space and our year-round performing arts events, it's always an exciting time to be at MASS MoCA. Jump-start your career with an internship at the museum.

MASS MoCA offers internship positions in almost all departments -- below you will find links to the full descriptions and an application for this season.

Dates of internships: Monday, August 26 - Saturday, December 14, 2019

Application deadline: Monday, July 22, 6pm. Apply here.

Internship Positions:

  • Stage Tech/Performing Arts Production
  • Visual Arts - Curatorial
  • Performing Arts Administration
  • Graphic Design
  • Development
  • Communications
  • Education

Please forward to any and all interested college students and/or graduates, and feel free to contact us with any questions at internapplications@massmoca.org.

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Mental Health/Mindfulness Internship - Fall 2019, UMASS Amherst, Boston/Western, MA/Remote

Description:
This 130-hour internship will support activities across three groups working at the intersection of
librarianship and mental health/mindfulness:

  • The Association of Mental Health Librarians (AMHL)
  • Mindfulness for Librarians, Facebook Group
  • Contemplative Pedagogy Interest Group, ACRL

Using a de-centralized approach, the intern will engage with a variety of projects, update information,
compile resources and assist with new initiatives across the three groups.


The intern will be responsible for ongoing communication with the point person from each of the three
groups: Madeleine Charney for the Facebook group, Matthew Regan for the ACRL group and Len Levin
for AMHL. Madeleine will serve as supervisor as well. Rotating between groups/projects will allow for
insights into the groups' professional work, support the groups' growth, and help weave a more
cohesive Community of Practice around the issues of mental health and mindfulness.


The intern will be encouraged to consider other opportunities beyond those listed below if they fit into
their workflow, limited hours and interests. The internship will include deliverables such as a paper of
significant length and a resource list which will be posted in multiple places.


Google docs will be used to track hours and share a schedule of projects and timelines. Meetings with
the supervisor about every two weeks (by phone/Skype) or more often as needed.


Activities, Goals and Expectations (subject to some change/adjustment):
1. The Association of Mental Health Librarians

  • Help facilitate a topical webinar
  • Help select/recommend resources
  • Update website (and offer recommendations)


2. Mindfulness for Librarians

  • Facilitate informal Virtual Hangouts (~3)
  • Post content to FB group regularly
  • Compile list of resources - attach file to FB group
  • Create and administer a basic survey about how mindfulness is being applied at various libraries. See where there is a need for resources, connection in the profession, etc.


3. ACRL Contemplative Pedagogy Interest Group

  • Outreach/poll to LIS students
  • Outreach/poll new members
  • Other support as needed


Qualifications:

  • Passion for mental health/mindfulness topics
  • Flexible
  • Self-directed
  • Willing to ask for assistance as needed
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to turn around tasks and honor deadlines
  • Successful completion of nine credits
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Faculty approval

Location:
Boston, Western MA or Remote


To Apply:
Send cover letter and resume to Madeleine Charney, Research Services Librarian, at mcharney@library.umass.edu.

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Part Time Technical Services Librarian, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, MA

POSITION: Part Time Technical Services Librarian - 16 hours per week

Salary - $20.08/hour
Closing Date - August 2, 2019


NATURE OF WORK:
The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for cataloging and processing all new library materials, as well as organizing & maintaining the library's collections. This position will also provide assistance and support to staff at the Circulation Desk as needed. This is a detail-oriented job which requires the ability to follow library policies and procedures, and have the skills to use the automated circulation system in a fast-paced environment.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.)


DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Organizes and catalogs all incoming library materials for the adult, young adult and juvenile collections. Processing items for the special collections are also included (local history, seed library, Stuffbrary, etc.)
  • Creates and catalogs new collections at the direction of Department Heads.
  • Performs circulation duties as needed: charges and discharges library materials (including holds and renewals), issues library cards, and explains library policies and procedures to the public.
  • Assists patrons in the use and location of library materials, and recommends appropriate material to library users.
  • Oversees mending and rebinding of worn or damaged materials.
  • Requests cataloging assistance and edits through SAILS central cataloging.
  • Enters holding information into SAILS cataloging module, creates records in SAILS serials module, and removes records from the SAILS system when items are lost or discarded.
  • Helps with current periodical collection, and assists with ordering new periodicals and maintaining subscriptions.
  • In charge of discarding outdated periodical collection.
  • Represents the Library at SAILS Technical Service Committee meetings.
  • Supervises volunteers who assist with technical processing; orients and trains staff on any new cataloging procedure that affects checking out materials.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
For appointment as a Technical Services Librarian, a Bachelor's degree or higher is required. Previous library experience is preferred.


KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY, & SKILLS:

  • Understanding of library organization and classification schemes.
  • Knowledge of AACR standards for bibliographic description.
  • Ability to relate effectively and harmoniously with library patrons and staff.
  • Knowledge and familiarity with current literature and reading interests.
  • Prior experience with, or ability to master automated circulation system. (Workflows)
  • Understanding and familiarity with technology, such as e-readers, tablets, smartphones, internet browsers, etc.
  • Must have the following skills: attention to detail, capability to work independently and the ability to complete tasks in a timely and accurate manner.


SUPERVISORY CONTROLS & CONFIDENTIALITY:
The Technical Services Librarian works under the general direction of the Library Director. Employee plans and prioritizes work in accordance with standard procedures and previous training and is expected to solve problems by adapting methods or interpreting instructions. Instructions for new assignments or special projects usually consist of statements of desired objectives, deadline, or priorities. Technical and policy problems or changes in procedures are discussed with the supervisor, but ordinarily the employee plans and performs work independently in conjunction with fellow Technical Services Librarian. Employee also has
access to confidential patron records.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Moderate physical effort is necessary to carry out this job and standing for extended periods of time is essential; also includes intermittent walking, bending, standing, and reaching. Must have the ability to operate a keyboard and other office equipment at efficient speed; may have to lift materials weighing up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, and ability to adjust focus.

How to Apply

Email all letters of interest, resume, and three professional references to Libby O'Neill at eoneill@sailsinc.org.

Town of Norfolk is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

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Visual Literacy & Arts Librarian, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

JOB DESCRIPTION:
As part of Research, Teaching & Learning, the Visual Literacy & Arts Librarian will serve as the Visual Literacy specialist for the libraries, and provide research and instruction (including personal research sessions) not only for the Department of Visual Arts but also for the broader campus. Manage collections (including selecting and de-selecting) and discovery/access for Visual Arts, which includes the Nevins Collection for the Study of Comics and Graphic Novels; pursue professional development and stay abreast of best practices in the field. Initiate and collaborate on projects involving digital images, and advise on assessment efforts around Visual Literacy. Demonstrate proficiency with copyright and fair use policy. Serve as liaison to Visual Arts and other departments as appropriate. Serve on internal and campus-wide committees and teams.

Major Areas of Responsibility:

  • Report to the Head of Research, Teaching & Learning
  • Serve as primary Visual Literacy specialist
  • Hire, train & supervise student worker(s) as appropriate
  • Provide reference, research by appointment, and instruction as part of RTL's mission, especially to those enrolled in Visual Arts courses
  • Serve as liaison to one or more departments
  • Serve as cluster librarian to Montserrat, on rotation
  • Collaborate with other RTL librarians to promote and support research and instruction
  • Manage collection and instruction needs of the Visual Arts Department
  • Stay abreast of copyright laws and associated copyright issues in higher education
  • Other duties as assigned


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree in Art History required. ALA-accredited MLIS required. MA in Art History preferred.
  • Intermediate knowledge of image creation and image discovery/access system management.
  • Intermediate knowledge of library systems and current practices.
  • Entry level classroom experience, both for Art History and for disciplines beyond Visual Arts.
  • Basic understanding of copyright law, intellectual freedom, and ethical use of information.


Core Competencies

  • Demonstrated commitment to librarianship.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Visual Arts curriculum and resources in academia.
  • High comfort level in teaching and presenting to a group.
  • Easy to collaborate with, willing to work on a team toward a common goal.
  • Collegiality and ability to mentor student workers.
  • Commitment to professional development and scholarship; participation in the broader professional community.
  • Excellent innovation/creativity.
  • Understands, values and respects diversity as an individual, in a team and within groups while fostering an inclusive and supportive environment.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

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

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

To apply, and view full job description, visit: https://apptrkr.com/1527748

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Children's Librarian, Gleason Public Library, Carlisle, MA

Position:
Energetic, community-focused children's librarian wanted. If you love to program, this is the job for you. The Gleason Public Library is searching for a full-time children's librarian who will:

  • Develop and lead programs for children (ages 0 to 4 th grade) and families, independently and in collaboration with Children's and Teen Services LibrariaN
  • Oversee collection development for children's materials in all formats
  • Conduct other Children's Department activities and services such as outreach, reader's advisory, technology, and literacy support
  • Create and maintain a welcoming environment for children and their caregivers

Creativity, flexibility and a sense of humor are a must. Full time (35 hrs/week), including one night per week and every 4 th Saturday.


Carlisle is a small residential town about 20 miles northwest of Boston. With a population around 5,000, Carlisle has a rural feel and strong community spirit. Gleason Public Library is well-supported and a center of activity in our town.


Qualifications:
Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited school; minimum of one year of related work experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Thorough knowledge of infant, children and middle grade literature, related materials, child development and appropriate techniques in working with children. Excellent customer service and public relations skills. See the full job description at: www.gleasonlibrary.org/employment

Salary:
In steps starting at $27.81/hour


Application process:
To apply, send cover letter and resume to Martha Feeney-Patten at mpatten@gleasonlibrary.org. Deadline Friday, August 16, at 5 p.m.

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Call for Proposals: 2019 Dartmouth October Conference

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Dartmouth October Conference

We are extending the deadline to submit proposals for presentations and lightning talks at the 2019 Dartmouth October Conference. Proposals will now be accepted through Friday, July 26, 2019 at 5pm Eastern Time.

Submissions will be accepted through our online form.

Please direct any questions or comments to the planning committee at OctoberConference2019@groups.dartmouth.edu.

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Research Assistant, Inclusion in Information Systems, Center for Research on Equitable and Open Scholarship (CREOS), MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The Center for Research on Equitable and Open Scholarship (CREOS), MIT Libraries seeks undergraduate or graduate Research Assistants to contribute to a white paper related to the "National forum on principles of accessibility and inclusion for the design of library systems." Research assistants will contribute to desk-research, data-collection, and qualitative analysis in the area of inclusive information systems. Research assistants work directly with the Principal Investigator. Particular responsibilities include: directed reading of professional publications; literature reviews and desk research; testing or prototyping of software tools for research; data modeling and analysis, and draft writing a research paper.


Qualifications: Information Science, Social Science or Humanities concentrations are desired, strong English language writing skills are required.


Hours & timeframe: 10-20 hours a week July through August. Additional hours are available, specific hours are flexible, and work can be performed on-site at MIT or offsite using online collaboration tools. There is a potential for extension in the fall semester, contingent on available funding and work progress


Salary: $20/hr

How to apply: Please apply with a cover letter and Resume/CV to CREOS@mit.edu


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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Library Assistant 1 (Part-Time), Bedford Free Public Library, Bedford, MA

The Bedford Free Public Library is seeking enthusiastic, customer-focused individuals to join our
Circulation team. This position requires attention to detail, accuracy, and the ability to prioritize tasks.


Qualifications: Ability to communicate well in English is required, additional language skills are
desired. Successful candidates will have working knowledge of computers, Internet searching, and basic
software applications. Previous experience with automated library systems (Sierra) is strongly preferred.  

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.


Salary: $17.23 per hour to start.


Schedule: Shifts are typically 4 hours long and may occur during mornings, afternoons, or evenings.
Weekend shifts (including Sundays from September to May) in rotation are required.


Apply: Please send your application, resume, and cover letter to Noreen O'Gara, Assistant Library Director,
Bedford Free Public Library, 7 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730 (nogara@minlib.net).
The Town of Bedford application is available online at www.bedfordma.gov.
Applications received by August 1, 2019 will be given first consideration.


Library Assistant 1 (Part-Time), Bedford Free Public Library, Bedford, MA

The Bedford Free Public Library is seeking enthusiastic, customer-focused individuals to join our
Circulation team. This position requires attention to detail, accuracy, and the ability to prioritize tasks.


Qualifications: Ability to communicate well in English is required, additional language skills are
desired. Successful candidates will have working knowledge of computers, Internet searching, and basic
software applications. Previous experience with automated library systems (Sierra) is strongly preferred.  

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.


Salary: $17.23 per hour to start.


Schedule: Shifts are typically 4 hours long and may occur during mornings, afternoons, or evenings.
Weekend shifts (including Sundays from September to May) in rotation are required.


Apply: Please send your application, resume, and cover letter to Noreen O'Gara, Assistant Library Director,
Bedford Free Public Library, 7 Mudge Way, Bedford, MA 01730 (nogara@minlib.net).
The Town of Bedford application is available online at www.bedfordma.gov.
Applications received by August 1, 2019 will be given first consideration.

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Research Support Librarian, George Washington University, Washington D.C.

The Research Support Librarian is a key member of the information, instruction, and reference team.  This position provides information and instructional services to students, staff, and faculty of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Milken Institute School of Public Health, and School of Nursing with a focus on providing tools, skills and information support to foster research activities among emerging investigators. Other duties include reference and systematic review consultations, distance education student support, departmental liaison activities, and membership on various library and University committees. This position reports to the Director, Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library.

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  1. Performs online database searches and research consultations as requested to meet the scientific information needs of the research and academic community
  2. Provides training and support for systematic and scoping reviews.
  3. Provides training and support for PubMed, NCBI resources, and other specialized databases, including electronic collaboration platforms.
  4. Provides data management support, especially as related to data deposits, data citations, ontologies, best practices, and funder compliance.
  5. Works closely with the Research Scholarly Concentration in the SMHS, the SMHS Research Workforce Development office, the Institute for Biomedical Sciences, and doctoral programs in the health sciences, GWSPH and SON to support emerging researchers and investigators. 
  6. Serves as an embedded librarian in nursing, health sciences, and public health research courses.  Acts as a librarian facilitator for the Clinical Skills and Reasoning program in the medical curriculum.
  7. Makes recommendations for tools and resources needed to support the research community.
  8. Collaborates with the Scholarly Publishing and Metadata Librarian on research impact metrics and scholarly communications issues. Supports research impact measurement and visualization.  Consults on communicating research results widely. Promotes the creation of researcher profiles documenting skills, grants, publications, and collaborations.
  9. Works with researchers to identify collaborators, partners, and research opportunities.
  10. Participates in the departmental Library Liaison program providing instruction and information services to various departments (both academic and clinical).
  11. Contributes to the development and evaluation of web-delivered courses and instructional materials.
  12. Creates research guides to support student and faculty educational and research activities.
  13. Participates in collection development activities for liaison departments. 
  14. Assists in management of research-related listservs and library e-mail accounts.
  15. Other duties as assigned.

Required:  MLS from an ALA-accredited school or equivalent combination of relevant Masters degree and research support experience. Demonstrated experience searching biomedical literature and using NCBI databases and tools. Demonstrated experience providing data management support. Demonstrated knowledge of the research lifecycle.  Experience with collaboration tools, statistical software, course management software, and development of online instructional modules or tutorials. Experience teaching information literacy skills and providing reference services OR experience providing educational and research technology support.

 

Preferred:  Experience producing and compiling research impact metrics.  Knowledge of bioinformatics software and scientific programming software such as R. Experience in providing advanced information services in an academic health sciences library, including assisting with systematic reviews. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all levels of library staff and patrons.

 

To ApplyTo be considered, applicants should complete an online faculty application at https://www.gwu.jobs/postings/66590 and upload a letter of interest and a current CV. Review of applications will begin on 6/14/19 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

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Research Internship (Paid), Analysis Group Inc., Boston, MA

Headline: Business/Legal Research Internship (Paid)
Job title: Research Intern
Department: Marketing
Office location: Boston, MA (111 Huntington Avenue, 14 th 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:
The Research Intern will work closely with and under the guidance of the Marketing Department's research
team in the Boston office of economic consulting firm Analysis Group. Analysis Group has been recognized asa best place to work in several top surveys and has received an Employee's 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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Head of Collection Development, Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH

Description:
Saint Anselm College seeks a creative, team-oriented collection development librarian to lead its collection development and assessment initiatives.  The Collection Development division is responsible for developing, curating, and assessing all print and electronic collections that support the College's academic program, that assist faculty with teaching and research, and that educate the whole person within the Saint Anselm Community.  The head of Collection Development also explores formal and informal relations with consortia (e.g. EAST) to advance the Library's collection development plan.  This is a management level position reporting to the College Librarian and working closely with three other peers within our library's organization.  The Head of Collection Development supervises one full-time librarian (Electronic Resources) and two full-time support staff members (Acquisitions Manager and Head of Periodicals). The Head of Collection Development receives budget support from the Library's Administrative Assistant and communicates regularly with the College Librarian on materials budget activity.  The Head of Collection Development also leads collection assessment activities - ranging from local projects and reports to collaborative work with the EAST consortium.

In order to meet the needs of our Community and to sustain a strong delivery of services in a college library setting, additional, but complementary, responsibilities are assigned. The incumbent serves as the co-coordinator of the library's liaison program; has a regular two hour shift on the reference desk during the academic year; serves as a liaison to one or more academic departments, and participates in the Library's information literacy program that reaches all four years of students from freshman English classes to senior honors seminars.  There are many opportunities to serve in collaboration with colleagues including College committees and task forces.  Professional activity at the state, regional, and national levels is encouraged and supported.

Qualifications:
Required Qualifications

  • ALA accredited Master of Library and Information Science.
  • Five years academic library experience with demonstrated supervisory experience.
  • Experience developing collections budgets and budget projections.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical analysis, including producing reports, visualizing data, and effectively communicating findings.
  • Experience building relationships and working with library vendors including negotiating license agreements.
  • Demonstrated successful interaction with college/university faculty in developing materials resources.
  • Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly publishing.
  • Experience with integrated library systems (Saint Anselm utilizes Sierra).


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with using tools like OCLCs GreenGlass for assessment and right sizing of collections.
  • Participation in consortium activities involving print and electronic resource sharing and/or preservation.
  • Demonstrated experience with teaching in library information literacy program.

Successful candidates will be able to assist the college to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.


To Apply: visit the college's Employment website: https://www.anselm.edu/administrative-offices-services/human-resources-employment-opportunities

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Library Assistant I, Wilbraham & Monson Academy, Wilbraham, MA

Summary:

Part-time school-year position two evenings per week and on call. Supervise the Library during evening study hall. Assist students with checking books in and out, using the Library catalog and databases.

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree and library or customer service experience required. Must be familiar and comfortable with computers, and comfortable working with high school students. Background check required.

Apply:

Email resume, letter of intent, and three references  by August 1 to Valeri Wallace, Director of Library Services at vwallace@wma.us.

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Call for Chapter Proposals: Advances in Librarianship series

Call for Chapters: Advances in Librarianship Volume on "Roles and Responsibilities of Libraries in Increasing Consumer Health Literacy and Reducing Health Disparities"

We invite contributions for volume 48 of the Advances in Librarianship book series
(http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/books/series.htm?id=0065-2830) on the topic of "Roles
and Responsibilities of Libraries in Increasing Consumer Health Literacy and Reducing Health Disparities." We welcome submissions that make a novel contribution, whether empirical, methodological, theory-based, and/or practical in nature. This volume will be edited by Beth St. Jean, Gagan Jindal, Yuting Liao, and Paul Jaeger, and is scheduled for publication in September 2020. Chapter proposals of between 500 and 1,000 words are due by August 15, 2019. Authors will be notified of acceptance by September 15th, and full
chapters will be due by January 15, 2020.Please contact the volume editors if you have any questions.


We seek submissions from a wide array of disciplines and perspectives for this volume of Advances in
Librarianship focused on the many ways in which libraries are helping (and can help) to improve consumer
health literacy and decrease health disparities. Both research-based and practice-based contributions will be welcome, as well as those that blend these two approaches. Central to this volume will be the topic of consumer health information (in)justice - an umbrella term that encompasses the many information-related factors that impact the potential of a society to achieve health justice and the integrally related potential of an individual to experience health (in)justice (St. Jean, Jindal, Liao, & Jaeger, 2019). Health justice, which entails the recognition and fulfillment of the moral entitlement of every individual to a sufficient and equitable capability to be healthy (Venkatapuram, 2011), is an increasingly distant goal in the U.S. and around the globe. Individuals and communities who encounter social injustice in the form of poverty, inadequate education, insufficient health insurance, and limited access to other types of resources and opportunities, are more likely to fall ill, become injured, and/or die prematurely (Levy & Sidel, 2013).


The focus of this volume will be on the myriad ways in which information professionals and information have
played, and can play, fundamental roles in contributing to progress toward consumer health information justice. Both information professionals and information are instrumental in ensuring that every individual has access to the resources and opportunities that will support their ability to live a long and healthy life. An individual's ability to live a long and healthy life rests on many types of information-related factors, including their awareness of, and access to, trustworthy health information; their awareness of, and ability to articulate, their health-related information needs; their health literacy levels; their health-related information behaviors, etc. All of these factors fundamentally influence an individual's actual and potential health trajectories, as well as the health outcomes they can and do experience. Fortunately, such factors have a strong potential to be influenced by information professionals, who have both an opportunity and a responsibility to help to shape these factors in such a way that they optimize each individual's capability to be healthy and to flourish.


Importance:
Consumer health information (in)justice is a nascent field that sits at the intersection of health and social justice, with a particular focus on the information-related factors that contribute to, and that can help to reduce, health injustice. Information professionals and information have tremendous potential to help to eradicate consumer health information injustice and this volume will help to illuminate the many related efforts that are already taking place, as well as ideas of those that could take place, within libraries around the world.


Sample topics to be covered:
Topics of interest for this volume include, but are not limited to:

  • Consumer health information behavior
    • Consumer health information needs and seeking behaviors
    • Incognizance (a lack of awareness that one has a particular health information need)
    • Health information seeking in public, academic, hospital, or school libraries
    • Health information seeking online
    • Health information access issues and impacts
    • Active vs. passive health information seeking
    • Consumer perceptions regarding whether health information is personally relevant and actionable
    • Credibility assessment processes used by consumers seeking or encountering health information
    • Consumer trust toward various sources of health information, such as doctors, librarians, government health agency websites, and social media
    • Health information avoidance
    • Processes and impacts of consumer health information behavior and resultant learning across time
    • Impact of use of Internet filtering technologies in libraries and schools on patron/student health information seeking/acquisition
    • Barriers to health information seeking
    • Impacts of health information access and information behaviors on individuals' health trajectories and outcomes
    • The "knowledge-behavior gap" - the common finding that although people may have the information they need, theymay not actually act on it
  • Beliefs and Affect
    • Health-related perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes, such as health-related and information-related self-efficacy
    • Emotional and psychological influences on health information seeking/avoidance
    • Influences of shame, blame, and stigma on consumer health information access, seeking, and use
  • Patient narratives
    • Patient experiences, illness narratives, and personal health information management and/or sharing
  • Health literacy
    • Issues and challenges relating to health literacy and digital health literacy
  • Social justice
    • Equity, diversity, and inclusion as they relate to health information access, needs, seeking, etc.
    • Health disparities and inequitable health outcomes
    • Social justice issues, with a central health-related focus
  • Community engagement
    • Community engagement and health promotion efforts
    • Health-related information resources, programs, and services offered by public libraries, hospital libraries, academic libraries, school libraries, universities, government agencies, etc.
  • Technology design and assessment
    • Design, assessment, and use of emerging technologies for consumer health information seeking, management, use, etc.

Estimated length:
250 printed pages (approximately 10 to 15 chapters, about 15 to 25 printed pages each)


Estimated timeline:
July 1, 2019: Issue initial call for chapter proposals
August 15, 2019: Chapter proposals due
September 15, 2019: Acceptances/rejection notices issued
January 15, 2020: Full chapters due
January 15 - February 29, 2020: Peer review process
March 15, 2020: Final versions of chapters due
September 2020: Publication of Advances in Librarianship volume


Editors:
Beth St. Jean (bstjean@umd.edu), College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
Gagan Jindal (gjindal@umd.edu), College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
Yuting Liao (yliao598@umd.edu), College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
Paul Jaeger (pjaeger@umd.edu), College of Information Studies, University of Maryland


Author Guidelines:
http://www.emeraldgrouppublishing.com/products/ebooks/author_guidelines.htm


References
Levy, B. S., & Sidel, V. W. (2013). Social injustice and public health (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
St. Jean, B., Jindal, G., Liao, Y., & Jaeger, P. (in press). The central role of information in health justice: Toward a new
field of "Consumer Health Information Justice." International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion,
3(3), July 2019.
Venkatapuram, S. (2011). Health justice: An argument from the capabilities approach. Malden, MA: Polity Press.

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Circulation Aide, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA

Job Title: (Non-Benefited/Temporary) Circulation Aide - Library

For over 63 years, Holyoke Community College has been a gateway to quality education and career advancement. Seeking to realize their dreams and aspirations, more than 100,000 students have come through the open doors of the College. HCC offers over 100 different academic options.

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

Job Description:
DUTIES:

  • Provides coverage at the circulation desk.
  • Charges, renews and discharges library materials via on-line circulation system.
  • Assists library users by responding to inquiries.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: High school diploma or equivalency; Basic computer skills; Strong interpersonal skills; Ability to work independently and in group situations; Experience working with a diverse community.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience with library circulation system; Excellent written and oral communication skills.

COMPENSATION:  $12 per hour, non-benefited; Position funded through June 30, 2020.

HOURS:  Typically two afternoons/week; 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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

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


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

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

DEADLINE: Screening will begin will applications received by July 29, 2019.  Additional applications may be considered until position is filled.

Apply here: https://hcc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=112935

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Graduate Student Assistant, Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library, Atlanta, GA

JOB TITLE: Graduate Student Assistant (1 year, part-time - 15 hours per week)

The Atlanta University Center Robert W. Woodruff Library is seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented graduate student in Library Science or Archival Science to assist in the creation of a linked open data directory of Georgia's natural, cultural, and historic organizations for disaster response. This appointment is part time for 12 months and funded by a grant. The graduate student assistant reports to the Digital Services Department Head, and will work with staff from cultural heritage organizations across Georgia.

 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform web, email, and phone research to identify, verify, and update directory information
  • Document sources of information with references
  • Use Excel and CSV to create and update spreadsheets
  • Use Git to provide version control as datasets are updated
  • Use OpenRefine to reconcile data against global vocabularies and ontologies
  • Use WikiData to publish data
  • Collaborate with Digital Initiatives Librarian and Web Developer in the creation of a public user interface and automated email tool.

SKILLS:

  • Ability to work effectively with supervision and as a part of a team, as well as independently
  • Ability to conduct professional business telephone and email communication
  • Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database software applications preferred
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

  • Enrolled in a graduate degree program in Library Science or Archival Science
  • Demonstrated ability to follow technical procedures and workflows required
  • Experience working in technology, archives, and/or libraries desirable
  • Maintain work area in a neat and orderly condition
  • Attention to detail required
  • Sound judgment to identify and report problems to supervisors and contribute to resolving them


APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Interested applicants should submit a letter of application and resume online to the Human Resources Department at careers@auctr.edu. Please include three professional references.


The Robert W. Woodruff Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. To learn more about our Library visit us online at www.auctr.edu.

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Project Archivist, Marlboro College, Marlboro, VT

Marlboro College is a small, private, liberal arts college nestled in the hills of Southeastern Vermont. We
are in search of a self-directed and collaborative professional who is prepared to establish a vibrant
archives department while also working closely with colleagues to determine best practices and a
sustainable operation in Special Collections & Archives.


The Project Archivist works to ensure preservation of and access to archival and special collections that
document and support the mission of Marlboro College. Reporting to the Library Director of the Rice-Aron
Library, the Project Archivist creates enhanced access to the College's unique collections.


This is a temporary, full-time position consisting of approximately 37.5 hours per week for 12 months.


The Archivist's duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Appraising, arranging, and describing archives according to best practices, including producing finding aids
  • Ensuring long-term preservation by determining and executing proper handling and storage for collections
  • Establishing, organizing, and maintaining a collection
  • Crafting archives program policies, such as accession protocols and policies related to the transfer of records
  • Identifying materials of significance for a small-scale digitization project
  • Partnering with faculty to integrate archival material into courses and delivering instruction modules
  • One shift per week at the Service Desk
  • Occasional evening and weekend work


Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science or Archival Studies
  • 4-6 years of experience in processing archival collections
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival best practices, including the application of archival metadata and descriptive standards (MARC, Dublin Core, XML)
  • Familiarity with digital collections platforms such as ContentDM or Islandora
  • Ability to identify conservation and preservation issues and to determine appropriate solutions
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to guide a student assistant
  • Excellent communication skills and strong interpersonal skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience establishing an archive
  • Experience defining and executing work plans and timelines, and creating related budgets

Marlboro College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact HR (hr@marlboro.edu).

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Position includes benefits.

Background Check: Employment with Marlboro College is contingent upon the outcome of a criminal
history background check.


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

All applicants must apply online at https://nook.marlboro.edu/offices/hr/jobs/application/170.
Electronic attachments to the online application should include: a curriculum vitae or resume; a letter of
application; and the names and contact information for three references.

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Instruction and Outreach Librarian, University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

Work Schedule:
3 days per week Portland Campus, 2 days per week Lewiston-Auburn Campus initially

Statement of Job:
Join the University of Southern Maine Libraries' team in serving a three campus, regional university with three university libraries and three special collections in beautiful Southern Maine.

This position will focus on the libraries' role of information literacy, instruction, and library outreach to the university community.  The position will work closely with the Learning Services Librarian to promote and engage in information literacy instruction, both in person and online, and will serve as a Library Liaison to academic departments, including collection development activities.  The position will be a part of the Libraries' learning commons model using an "on call" back up reference rotation.

Along with other staff, the position will participate in library initiatives such as Open Education Resources (OER) and digital projects.  Candidates should be professionally curious and ready to engage with others on campus, with the library community, and with consortiums in which USM Libraries participate.  The position will initially work at both the Portland Campus and Lewiston/Auburn Campus.

We live our USM Service Promise Student Focused Every Day and we are looking for a team member who understands that promise and supports our values:  Respect & Care, Integrity, Equity and Responsiveness.


We are the University of Everyone - committed to building a culturally diverse team of leaders, faculty and staff.  We welcome applicants who are multi-lingual.  Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


Qualifications:
Required:

  • A Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) from a program accredited by the American Library Association
  • One year of experience in an academic library


Preferred:

  • Three years or more of academic library and/or public service experience
  • One year or more of instruction experience in an academic library
  • Experience with OER, Digital libraries, social media and/or website


Complete Job Description

 

To apply:
Materials must be submitted via "Apply for position." You will create an applicant profile and complete an application.  You will need to upload a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of the names and contact information for three references.

All required materials must be submitted by August 9, 2019.

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DPLA Community Manager, Digital Public Library of America, Boston, MA

The Digital Public Library of America seeks a leader to help it further its mission to advance equitable access to knowledge for all in the digital age. Initiated in 2010, the Digital Public Library of America works with place-based cultural organizations throughout the country with a shared goal of providing access to a rich and diverse collection of materials. DPLA has established a national network of hubs that provide the organizational and community structure for participation in the DPLA network. The network represents over 4,000 cultural heritage institutions throughout the country. The DPLA Community Manager will lead efforts to ensure that cultural heritage institutions across the U.S. have a collective digital presence. The position would include the following duties: Identify and develop services, partnerships, and products that support the work of our hubs and contributing organizations Support the high-quality metadata aggregation standards and processes that have been a hallmark of the network Oversee the organization's collaboration with the network and its advisory bodies and working groups Represent the organization and network at conferences and other events Recruit, manage, and onboard new hubs to the DPLA network Build and maintain relationships with institutions through collaboration with DPLA staff and partner organizations Investigate future hub models and network models Provide training and advisement on the core operations of the DPLA Hubs including digitization, aggregation, metadata standards and practice, rights status determination, and the human resources required to carry out these activities

Experience required:

  • 10+ years related job experience Demonstrated leadership role with external organizations
  • Excellent communication, written, and presentation skills
  • Budget management
  • Managing vendors
  • Metadata standards and practices
  • Project management

Experience Preferred:

  • Membership program management
  • Digital library management
  • Public or academic library work experience

Education: MS or related experience Master of Library Science preferred

The ideal candidate will also possess the ability to work collaboratively in a distributed, team-based environment; excellent communication skills and strong customer service orientation. The position will require moderate travel. DPLA is strongly committed to diversity in all of its forms. We provide a full set of benefits, including health care, life and disability insurance, and a retirement plan. Starting salary is commensurate with experience. 

Apply online: https://www.usajobcentral.com/jobs/job/27D35A2EE5F01022F959A201CDF0B342?utm_campaign=google_jobs_apply&utm_source=google_jobs_apply&utm_medium=organic

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Metadata Librarian for Specialized Collections, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ

The ASU Library seeks a highly motivated, collaborative and service-oriented Metadata Librarian for Specialized Collections to develop and coordinate metadata initiatives for ASU Library's special collections and archival resources, including rare books, photographic and manuscript collections, and digital objects.

Working under the direction of the Head of Acquisition and Metadata Services, the Metadata Librarian for Specialized Collections creates and edits metadata for physical and digital specialized collections and archival resources; develops priorities, policies and procedures in conjunction with archival, specialized collections, repository services and metadata staff; identifies and resolves metadata-related problems and issues; and creates, monitors and adjusts workflows as needed.

The Metadata Librarian for Specialized Collections contributes to the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC); provides training to metadata staff; participates in the creation, development and implementation of unit and team policies and procedures; and maintains a high-level working knowledge of national and international theory and practice pertaining to librarianship, specifically specialized collections.

A center of energy, imagination and innovation, ASU Library is home to eight library facilities across four ASU campus locations - providing students and faculty access to millions of information resources, world-class collections, outstanding study spaces, advanced data centers, and a suite of makerspaces and creative services. More information about the library can be found at lib.asu.edu.

Required qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library and/or information science from an American Library Association accredited program
  • Minimum two years of experience with cataloging of specialized/distinctive collections and/or rare books
  • Working knowledge of AACR2 and/or RDA, DCRM(B), LCSH, LC classification system, and MARC content designation


Preferred qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of non-MARC metadata schema and standards, such as Dublin Core, MODS, EAD, DACS, and/or CCO
  • Experience providing original cataloging for specialized/distinctive collections and/or rare books, preferably in a large research library
  • Knowledge of authority control theory and practice
  • Experience with OCLC or similar utility and its practice
  • Experience with XML, XSLT, and/or other data normalization and transformation tools
  • Broad academic background, particularly in the humanities
  • Training experience
  • Supervisory experience
  • Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills
  • Reading knowledge of one or more languages other than English

Salary and Rank: This is a continuing track Academic Professional position; Assistant/Associate Librarian and salary dependent upon experience.

Application Procedures: Application packet consists of a cover letter, comprehensive vita or resume, and names, addresses, phone numbers and email addresses of 3 recent professional references. The application should be sent as a single (one) complete electronic file to Lillie Johnson (Lillie.Johnson@asu.edu). Questions about the position should be directed to Daniel Jergovic, Head of Acquisitions and Metadata (daniel.jergovic@asu.edu).

Application Deadline: Application deadline is July 24, 2019; applications will be reviewed weekly thereafter until the search is closed.


Other Information: Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. A background check is required for employment. For more information regarding ASU, visit our website: www.asu.edu. For more information about the Phoenix metropolitan area, please visit www.visitarizona.com.


Arizona State University is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women and minorities are welcomed and encouraged to apply.

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Student Success Librarian/Systems & Electronic Resources, Middlesex Community College, Bedford/Lowell, MA

General Summary: The Student Success Librarian/Systems & Electronic Resources is an enthusiastic and student-focused librarian reporting to the Director of Libraries. The Systems & Electronic Resources Librarian works collaboratively with MCC librarians, faculty, staff and students, HELM network staff and vendors to support library applications, technologies and electronic resources. In coordination with the library director and coordinators, participates in developing policies and procedures to ensure smooth operation in library technology matters. Serves as the key contact person with respect to all library systems and technology issues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Administers, configures and maintains the libraries' systems including Koha ILS.
  • Works with other MCC librarians and coordinators, college information technology staff, HELM and FLO networks and vendors to maintain the library services and troubleshoot technology issues.
  • Works with other MCC librarians, coordinators and IT professionals to keep current with network and library systems, processes and procedures.
  • Participates in the libraries' assessment efforts, including measuring and evaluating a variety of library services.
  • Plans and implements projects in cooperation with the librarians and coordinators on both campuses.
  • Provides direction and expertise all areas of library technology, including system migration, planning, training configuration.
  • Participates in other essential areas of the library such as: collection development, reference and instruction in library research and information literacy.
  • Researches, evaluates and recommends hardware and software solutions for the libraries.
  • Organizes, prepares, and presents professional development seminars for faculty and staff to update their skills in the use of library technologies.
  • Adapts to new ways of providing information to our users in response to continuing changes in library technology. Assists in developing policies and procedures in collaboration with others on the library staff   to improve existing library services or implement new ones.
  • Maintains an awareness of, and works to provide new technologies for information retrieval appropriate to our libraries.
  • Attends meetings relevant to the operation of the library and serves as the library's representative at the discretion of the Director of Libraries.
  • Performs other duties as needed.

 

Requirements:

Skills/Experience/Training Required:

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program or closely related field;
  • At least three (3) years' experience and/or training that includes experience in providing effective Information System Management and Support in a library setting.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web and library related technology applications. Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as the Microsoft platform and products or other productivity software.
  • Experience with library operations, reference service, information literacy instruction, circulation service and library information systems in an academic library; or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience
  • Cultural awareness and competency demonstrated by working with and/or understanding ofindividuals of diverse identities such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and veterans including those with different levels of academic preparation, varying physical and learning abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment. Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills;


Skills/Experience/Training Preferred:

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve common goals;
  • Understanding of authentication and protocols for search and retrieval.
  • Experience with web and user-centered design, assessment methodologies and usability studies
  • Hands-on understanding of web technologies including HTML, CSS, JavaScript/JQuery, SQL.
  • Bilingual skills a plus.

 

Additional Information:
This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week, MCCC Unit Professional position with benefits.  For further information, see the MCCC Collective Bargaining Agreement.To view the classification specification for this position link to: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Classification Specifications

Salary Range: MCCC Grade 5 minimum base salary with a master's degree is $55,827 to a maximum of $80,039 per year. Actual salary dependent on the collective bargaining agreement classification placement review of education and experience.

Hours:  8:30am to 4:30pm

Location:  Bedford and Lowell campuses

Start Date:  August 2019

Application Deadline: 8/4/19

The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.


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

1. Cover Letter

2. Resume

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Young Adult Librarian & Volunteer Coordinator, C.H. Booth Library, Newtown, CT

Search reopened - Seeking MLS librarian with the right combination of experience, skills, enthusiasm, and energy to serve young adults in the wonderful community of Newtown CT at the C.H. Booth Library. MakerSpace experience required.


35 hour workweek. Starting salary $49,500 to $53,000 per year depending on experience.


Full job description and application at https://www.chboothlibrary.org/about/staff/.


To Apply: Send resume, cover letter, and application to careers@chboothlibrary.org.
Applications due 8/2/19 by 4:00PM. No phone calls.

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Teen Technology Coordinator, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Summary:

Promotes digital literacy to teens by incorporating technology and technological concepts in teen-oriented programming for the Central Library. Develops content and projects in collaboration with Teen Central staff, and in conjunction with IT, provides oversight for technical hardware and software in Teen Central. Operates the Teen Central digital lab and teaches teen patrons professional hardware/software technologies. In conjunction with Teen Central staff, conceptualizes, develops, implements, and evaluates innovative, educational programs for teens in the Central Library, incorporating technology, and supporting the concepts of creativity, self-expression and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) in technology-based programming. Collaborates with other Youth Services staff on other technology-related initiatives.

Reports to:
Teen Services Team Leader


Supervises:
As assigned, professional and support staff

Responsibilities:

Scope of Responsibility:
1. In collaboration with management and appropriate staff, creates, coordinates, and/or monitors teen-engaged digital curriculum development using music production, movie production, graphic design, photography, social media, and emerging technologies.


2. Operates a variety of site-specific equipment including but not limited to desktop and laptop computers (PC and Mac), printers, scanners, cameras, gaming consoles, music-making tools, 3D printers, and microphones.


3. Assists Teen Central staff in the exploration and implementation of new approaches to learning and information access as well services delivered through social networking tools, Web 2.0 applications and mobile computing platforms.


4. In collaboration with Teen Central staff, develops and prepares digital content for display and interactive installations Teen Central.


5. Works with Teen Central staff to select age-appropriate software and hardware tools for teens in the Central Library; researches new tools, determines incorporation method, and develops programs around these tools to demonstrate their use to both staff and the public.


6. Oversees and monitors budget for technology and technology-related programming for Teen Central.


7. Serves as liaison to Youth Services staff and IT in the Central Library. Teaches Teen Central patrons and staff proper techniques in using hardware and software.


8. Works closely with the Teen Central Librarians to incorporate appropriate technology into programming for teens.


9. Works with management and appropriate staff to initiate and develop appropriate partnerships with external organizations for the provision of Teen Technology-related programming at the Central Library.


10. In conjunction with Youth Services Manager and other appropriate staff, recommends regular technology-based professional development for Youth Services librarians, system-wide.


11. Presents and publishes on Youth Services technology-based programming, both on BPL website and in related publications.


12. Assists in supervising, training, and developing Youth Services staff.


13. Keeps the Youth Services staff updated on major trends in technology-based youth programs.


14. Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned.


Competencies:

  • Proficient in MS Office Suite
  • Ability to execute Library policy
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of others
  • Demonstrated initiative and independent decision-making skills
  • Identifies, plans and prioritizes job responsibilities and tasks; determines and implements project timelines
  • Demonstrated flexibility and the ability to adapt to change
  • Ability to collaborate and implement complex projects involving diverse resources and stakeholders
  • Familiarity with technology and information literacy principles and standards
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present complex technical information to a general audience
  • Proficiency with graphic design, audio and video editing, and podcasting software such as Adobe Photoshop, Premier Pro, Audition and Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, and Audacity.
  • Proficiency in current trends and developments in the field of digital services, technology, user experience and online tools. Principles and practices in digital technology, user experience, mobile devices and service and testing. Computer devices and software, including desktop systems, mobile computing (including tablets, phones and other devices) and emerging technologies.

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

Education - Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library and information science from an ALA accredited library school. Relevant subject knowledge and/or specialized training required. In exceptional circumstances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

Experience - Four (4) years of programming experience in children's and/or teen services or four years of experience providing technology instruction for youth. Supervisory experience preferred. Knowledge of broad-based library, school, or museum programming practices, including current trends in youth services. Knowledge of digital media development software and web development tools. Experience in designing course curriculum preferred.


Requirements -

  • Ability to work weekends and evenings. Ability to travel to BPL locations as well as to off-site locations. Knowledge of trends in print and digital library resources for teen patrons.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
  • CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

 

Terms -
Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA/P/3
Hours per week: 35

Apply here: https://city-boston.icims.com/jobs/17017/teen-technology-coordinator/job?hub=8&mobile=false&width=1200&height=500&bga=true&needsRedirect=false&jan1offset=-300&jun1offset=-240

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Library Assistant II - Substitute - Audio-visual, Children's and Circulation Desks, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

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

Duties include:  Answering telephones, checking materials in and out, registering patrons, account maintenance, assisting patrons to locate materials and other general circulation desk duties as assigned.

Qualifications include:  Excellent customer service skills, ability to perform under pressure, able to work well with other employees & a diverse urban community, good problem solving and computer skills. The employee must be able to stand, stretch and stoop as well as 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.

Experience:  Associates Degree or 2 years of post-high school education, 6 months of computer experience, 1 year customer service experience working with the public, or any equivalent combination.

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

On a per-diem/on-call basis - to fill in for staff absences, including days, nights and weekends

$24.69 per hour - no benefits

Deadline to apply:  August 9, 2019


To Apply: Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in ONE complete pdf:

  • Completed City of Waltham employment application (https://www.city.waltham.ma.us/human-resources-department )
  • Resume and
  • Letter of interest to:

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

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Library Resources Intern, Museum of Science, Boston, MA

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:
The Educator Resource Center in the Lyman Library is the information hub for the Museum of Science. The ERC houses an extensive collection of books, journals and media that support the exploration of science, engineering, math, and technology topics by staff, volunteers, and educators in New England.


POSITION SUMMARY:
The Library Resources intern would take a lead role in circulating and shelving materials. This individual will also help maintain the collection, process new materials, and assist in projects to improve library organization and efficiency. This intern will also help support teacher patrons in the library by assisting with wayfinding and reference questions.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with circulation (includes checking materials in and out of the library, monitoring book drop)
  • Help maintain the collection (includes shelving and shelf reading).
  • Process new materials to be added to the library collection
  • Assist in projects to improve library organization and efficiency (may include generating subject-specific bibliographies and reference lists, re-organizing Ready Reference files, assisting in library inventory and collection development.).
  • This intern will also help support teacher patrons in the library by assisting with wayfinding and reference questions.
  • The intern will also occasionally assist in projects supporting our teacher enrichment work by greeting/checking in workshop participants, and assisting with teacher mailings.



BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Undergrad, graduate student, recent grad or career changer
  • Interest in working in a library environment and learning related skill sets.
  • Willingness to learn about library processes and procedures.
  • Basic computer skills



SPECIAL SKILLS:

  • Experience working in a library, and or course work in library science preferred.
  • Knowledge of Office products, including MS Word or Excel helpful.



LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: Fall 2019 (September-December)


WORK SCHEDULE:
Hours: Minimum of 7 hours per week, maximum 14 hours per week.

Days of the week: Saturdays and one (or two half days) weekday between Tuesday-Friday


STARTING SALARY: Hourly between $12.00 & $12.25


BENEFITS:
Intern benefits include free parking in the Museum garage, close proximity to the Green Line, free admission, discounts in the Museum store and café and much more!

APPLY: Online at https://mosinternships.applicantpro.com/jobs/1128581.html
No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

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Call for Proposals: Midwest Data Librarian Symposium, Chicago

Midwest Data Librarian Symposium (MDLS) invites session proposals for its 5th symposium taking place at University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, IL) on September 30 - October 1, 2019.

MDLS is a low-cost, 2-day, hands-on, unconference style event for Midwesterners who support research data management and research data services (RDS) at their institutions. The greater data community, not limited to data librarians, is invited to present interactive sessions at this year's event. Presenters from all disciplines and regions are encouraged to apply.

Proposals are due on July 31, 2019.

Full details and the application form can be found on the MDLS website.

Questions?  Contact us at mwdatalibsym@gmail.com

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

This is a 20 hour per week split day and evening position during the academic semester. Hours are
Mondays 9am-2pm, Tuesdays 9am-2pm, Wednesdays 3-8pm, and Thursdays 3-8pm. Requests for
reemployment are considered for renewal each semester for the academic year and for
summer sessions.


General Summary:
North Shore Community College Library seeks an enthusiastic and student-focused librarian reporting to
the Coordinator of Public Services to provide reference and instructional services on the Danvers Campus
Library during assigned hours when classes are in session. As a member of the Library's Reference &
Instructional Services Team, the Assessment Specialist will play a key role in guiding the team and other
library departments in the planning, development and implementation of the Library's activities
associated with assessment. The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse community of
users and share a commitment to support student learning.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Staffs the reference and research services desk and accommodates student, faculty or staff preferences for connecting with assistance through drop in services, chat, email, SMS messaging, or appointment bookings
  • Contributes to information literacy initiatives and participates in the design and provision of library instruction that promotes the information literacy competencies of our students
  • Works with the Reference & Instructional Services team and other library departments to develop an assessment plan for the Library
  • Works with the Reference & Instructional Services team and other library departments to assess student learning, to evaluate the overall effectiveness of our instructional and research services, and to assess our facilities, services and collections for the communities we serve
  • Undertakes outreach activities to faculty in assigned liaison areas
  • Participates in collection development activities in assigned liaison areas and other areas as requested by the Coordinator of Public Services
  • Participates in collection maintenance and collection assessment activities
  • Follows and contributes to HELM network developments
  • Participates in Reference & Instructional Team meetings and All Staff meetings
  • Assists in the development and presentation of new library programs and services at College events, programs and institutes
  • Exhibits professional growth through participation in trainings, workshops and professional conferences
  • Provides backup circulation services as needed
  • Performs other duties as required by the Coordinator of Public Services or the Director of Library & Learning Resource Services


Required Qualifications:
1. MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program
2. Reference and instruction experience
3. Assessment experience
4. Knowledge of online databases and Internet resources
5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
6. Reliability and dependability are extremely important


Additional Information:
Salary: $28.29 per hour, non-benefited position
Starting date: September 3, 2019

Application Instructions:
Submit resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position
at https://nscc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=112941

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Part-Time Assistant Librarian: Diversity, Inclusion & Social Justice Specialist, North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA

This is a 20 hour per week split day and evening position during the academic semester. Hours are Mondays 3-8pm, Tuesdays 3-8pm, Thursdays 9am-2pm and Fridays 9am-2pm. Requests for reemployment are considered for renewal each semester for the academic year and for summer sessions.


General Summary:
North Shore Community College Library seeks an enthusiastic and student-focused librarian reporting to
the Coordinator of Public Services to provide reference and instructional services on the Danvers Campus
Library during assigned hours when classes are in session. As a member of the Library's Reference &
Instructional Services Team, the Diversity, Inclusion, & Social Justice Specialist will play a key role in
guiding the team and other library departments in the planning, development, implementation, marketing and assessment of the Library's activities associated with Diversity, Inclusion & Social Justice.
The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse community of users and share a commitment to support student learning.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Staffs the reference and research services desk and accommodates student, faculty or staff preferences for connecting with assistance through drop in services, chat, email, SMS messaging, or appointment bookingsContributes to information literacy initiatives and participates in the design and provision of library instruction that promotes the information literacy competencies of our students
  • Works with the Reference & Instructional Services team and other library departments to define the scope of the Library's role in diversity, inclusion & social justice campus initiatives
  • Works with the Reference & Instructional Services team and other library departments to enhance the relevance and accessibility of our facilities, services and collections for the communities we serve in the areas of diversity, inclusion & social justice
  • Undertakes outreach activities to faculty in assigned liaison areas
  • Participates in collection development activities in assigned liaison areas and other areas as requested by the Coordinator of Public Services
  • Participates in collection maintenance and collection assessment activities
  • Follows and contributes to HELM network developments
  • Participates in Reference & Instructional Team meetings, Library All Staff meetings and College committees as related to campus Diversity, Inclusion and Social Justice initiatives
  • Assists in the development and presentation of new library programs and services at College events, programs and institutes
  • Exhibits professional growth through participation in trainings, workshops and professional conferences
  • Provides backup circulation services as needed
  • Performs other duties as required by the Coordinator of Public Services or the Director of Library & Learning Resource Services

Required Qualifications:
1. MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program
2. Reference and instruction experience
3. Knowledge of diversity, inclusion and social justice literature and strategies in academic
libraries and higher education
4. Knowledge of online databases and Internet resources
5. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
6. Reliability and dependability are extremely important


Additional Information:
Salary: $28.29 per hour, non-benefited position
Starting date: September 3, 2019


Application Instructions:
Submit resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position
at https://nscc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=112940

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Digital Communications Librarian, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Position Title: Digital Communications Librarian
Salary Range:  $54,118.14 to $72,731.10 in 11 steps        
Grade: S08, AFSCME, Local 3092
Department Head: Philip E. McNulty, Director              
Date of Notice: 7/12/2019
                                  
Digital Communications and an active online presence are essential to the Newton Free Library's vision of service. We are seeking a talented and energetic individual to join the Library's Technology Team, and be an integral part of enhancing the library user experience with hands-on classes, STEAM & Maker programming and user-focused web services. You will be joining a collaborative and enthusiastic staff at one of the state's most active libraries in terms of borrowing, visits and virtual visits.

The Digital Communications Librarian is responsible for the Library's website and digital initiatives in order to improve access to the collection, promote the library in the community, and enhance our patrons' online experience. He or she manages the library's responsive website and Libguides content management system, and participates in regular patron instruction in both library resources and general tech topics. Other responsibilities include developing staff information resources, staff and patron training, managing social networking platforms as a means of interacting with patrons and helping launch new initiatives in digitizing the Library's collection.  There will be regularly assigned shifts at service desks in our busy Public Services Department. A sound understanding of html coding, responsive site design and experience with content management systems is essential to this position.

Qualifications: Bachelors or Masters of Science degree in Library Science from an accredited program and one to three years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience in Computer Science or related fields.  Broad knowledge of advanced professional library science, and the operation of library equipment such as personal computers and computer software. Demonstrated experience with HTML coding and website content management systems.

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, union benefited position. One evening per week and Saturday rotation required.
 
Apply: Individuals interested in the above position should submit a completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to Philip McNulty, Library Director, using the City of Newton's online application process at https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com, by the close of business on August 2, 2019.

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Part-time Librarian, Winchester Public Library, Winchester, MA

The Winchester Public Library is seeking an energetic professional librarian to fill the position of part-time Information Services Librarian to work 7+ hrs per week. Duties include being regularly scheduled on the Reference Desk to provide general reference and readers' advisory, technical assistance with computer applications, portable devices, downloads from OverDrive and other applications. Position reports to the Head of Technology and Information Services.


Schedule: 7 hrs/wk, Monday morning and preferably Wednesday evening. Availability to cover for illness and vacations as part of a team of substitute librarians.


Salary: $28.14 - $30.14 per hour to start. Full salary range: $28.14 - $38.34. No benefits.


Qualifications: MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution; degree candidates withexperience considered. Technical skills with various types of e-readers, experience with Innovative Interfaces or similar online system, and experience with online databases. Excellent public service and oral and written communication skills required.


Closing Date: July 31, 2019

A full job description and application form is available at www.winchester.us. Apply online at www.winchester.us and submit a cover letter and resume to awirtanen@minlib.net.
The Town of Winchester is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Call for Papers: 16TH International ISKO Conference: Knowledge Organization at the Interface, Denmark

 THE 16TH INTERNATIONAL ISKO CONFERENCE: KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION AT THE INTERFACE

6 . - 8 . JULY  2020,  AALBORG (DENMARK)

The conference will take place at Aalborg University, Department of Communication and Psychology, under the theme Knowledge organization at the interface.

The conference explores the connected themes of knowledge organization systems and their role in knowledge organization, knowledge sharing, and information searching. The conference will consider practical solutions as well as the theory behind the design, development and implementation of knowledge organizing systems, ranging from controlled vocabularies, classification systems, metadata schemas through to ontologies and taxonomies.

Topics include:

  • Knowledge organization across domains, media and technologies
  • Knowledge organization as understanding and communication
  • Knowledge organization as a driver for development and change

We welcome proposals for full papers, short papers, posters, round table discussions, and workshops. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings.

More information at isko.aau.dk

We look forward to welcoming the KO community to Aalborg, Denmark.

Marianne Lykke (chair
Tanja Svarre (Co-chair)
Mette Skov (Co-chair)


KEY DATES
Deadline for submission of abstract for first review: 01 October 2019


Notification for acceptance of abstracts for further development: 25 October 2019

Deadline for submission of full papers, short papers or poster for final review: 01 February 2020


Notification for acceptance of full papers, short papers, and posters: 06 March 2020

Deadline for submission of round table discussions and workshop proposal: 01 February 2020

Notification for acceptance of round table discussions and workshop proposal: 06 March 2020

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Collections Assistant, Loyola University Maryland, Baltimore, MD

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a collaborative and organized self-starter to join the Collections and Access Services Department which includes Acquisitions and Cataloging. Duties include purchasing, receiving, and cataloging library materials along with coordinating projects. This position requires excellent communication and collaboration across library units to make material available and discoverable in support of our patrons' teaching, learning, and research needs. The successful candidate will report to the Acquisitions and Resource Management Librarian.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Places, records, and tracks orders of material in integrated library management system;
  • Manages print journal and book series subscriptions;
  • Receives and pays invoices, conducting regular reconciliation tasks to ensure record accuracy;
  • Manages receipt of library content purchases and transfers to other units for processing;
  • Performs copy cataloging as assigned;
  • Participates in gathering usage statistics and performing data analysis;
  • Coordinates unit projects for timely and accurate completion, including but not limited to
    • Transition to automated book purchasing service (GOBI);
    • Review, analysis, and cleanup of book series subscriptions; and
    • Journal and book stacks collection refresh;
  • Assists in managing student worker assignments;
  • Communicates with vendors to investigate and resolve issues;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree;
  • Demonstrated ability to work quickly, accurately, and with attention to detail;
  • Ability to manage multiple workflows and projects;
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively to achieve objectives;
  • Strong commitment to user-focused customer service;
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows operating system and Microsoft Office;
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds, with or without accommodation.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic library experience;
  • Working knowledge of Aleph or other integrated library system;
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel formulas and pivot tables;
  • Experience processing invoices and working within budget limits;
  • Understanding of bibliographic, holdings, and item records for materials in multiple formats;
  • Project management experience;
  • Supervisory experience;
  • Knowledge of patterns of serial publication.


Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, a cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with "Collections Assistant" in the subject line to Briana Marine, Administrative Operations Coordinator, at bmarine@loyola.edu.

Website link:https://www.lndl.org/about/employment-opportunities#Collections%20Assistant

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Part-time Reference Librarian, East Providence Library System, East Providence, RI

Part Time - 19 hours per week

$18.00 per hour - no benefits

The City of East Providence is seeking a Reference Librarian. Under the general direction of the Library Director, the Reference Librarian is primarily responsible for providing information services to the public throughout the East Providence Library System.

The Reference Librarian performs various duties in assisting patrons in the use of library resources, including but not limited to; public access computers, databases, and eZone. The Reference Librarian also answers reference and reader's advisory questions in person, electronically, and over the telephone. The position also assists patrons with the Library's office-related functions (printing, copying, faxing, and scanning).

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • American Library Association accredited Master's Degree in Library Science or active matriculation in an accredited Masters of Library Science program with at least 9 credits completed
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and tools of public library services
  • Ability to work well with limited supervision
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Computer literacy sufficient to help others use the Internet and common software applications (e.g., Microsoft Word)
  • Ability to travel between library locations

DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Experience with the Ocean State Libraries system and catalog
  • Experience with the Sierra ILS
  • At least one year of public library reference experience


To Apply: please submit a resume and application to hr@cityofeastprov.com or mail to City of East Providence Office of Personnel Administration, 145 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI, 02914, no later than Monday, July 22, 2019 by 4:00 pm. No phone calls, please.

Items can be dropped off or mailed to:
City of East Providence
Office of Personnel Administration
145 Taunton Avenue
East Providence, RI 02914
Or emailed to: hr@cityofeastprov.com

At the City of East Providence we celebrate the diversity of our citizenry, and are proud to encourage inclusiveness in our workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

ADA/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Librarian II - Substitute - Reference Desk, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

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

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

Duties include:  Provides assistance in locating information via all print and electronic resources in person and on the telephone.  Assists patrons in troubleshooting personal computers, library OPACs and various other types of electronic equipment. Responds to patrons' questions and concerns. Interprets and enforces library policies. Refers patrons to other departments and institutions as appropriate.

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

On a per-diem/on-call basis - to fill in for staff absences, including days, nights and weekends

$31.82 per hour - no benefits

Deadline to apply:  July 26, 2019


To Apply: Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in ONE complete pdf:

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

Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer                                 

Req#2020-04 posted 7/1/2019

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Access Services Manager, Bentley University, Waltham, MA

Job Description:
Reporting to the Library Director, the Manager of Access Services is responsible for providing planning and direction in the Access Services department and delivering a high standard of service to all library users. The Manager supervises a team of five full-time library staff members and as a member of the Library Management Team participates in the development, recommendation and administration of library policies, procedures, and processes and actively engages in cross-unit collaboration. This is a highly visible position responsible for exercising significant independent judgment, operating within a busy environment, actively assisting users, and monitoring multiple library functions. The Manager is the primary interface between the library's services and the Bentley community and, as such, will review and adapt policies, practices, and processes to foster an inclusive environment.



Essential Duties:

  • Plan projects, work distribution, scheduling on monthly, semester and annual basis
  • In conjunction with Library Director and Assistant Manager of Access Services, determine, set, and enforce circulation policies
  • Act as final arbitrator for individual patron complaints or concerns regarding access services
  • Plan and administer spatial allocation of furnishings and stacks within the building  
  • Supervise Access Services staff and engage in conversations about performance on a regular basis
  • Prepare and monitor budget for student assistants for the fiscal year in coordination with Assistant Manager of Access Services
  • Supervise all aspects of building maintenance and security; serve as primary point of contact for building/snow emergencies and exercise good judgment in ensuring building is open during these times in ways that do not jeopardize patron safety  
  • Collect and report statistics of building use and collection circulation on monthly, quarterly, and annual basis  
  • Attend bi-weekly managers' meetings; assist in performing analysis of services and writing reports as needed; conduct departmental staff meetings; coordinate activities with other internal departments and/or external agencies
  • Monitor cash flow, perform cash verification and make deposits
  • Address building issues that need attention with Senior Library Circulation & Services Coordinator on a daily basis
  • Upload patron data daily from Workday to the Sierra ILS
  • Approve time and absences weekly for full-time department staff
  • Coordinate and confirm the standard and special hours of operation for the Library, the Deloitte Café, and the Help Desk, and update the Google calendar displayed on the Library's website
  • Assign graduate study carrels at the beginning of each semester and monitor their use
  • Assign storage cabinets in the PhD Suites to PhD candidates at the beginning of each academic year and monitor their use

Represent Bentley in the Boston Library Consortium and its Access Services Committee of Interest

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master Library Science (MLS) or Master Library and Information Studies (MLIS) degree from an American Library Association accredited institution
  • 3 years of progressively responsible experience in an academic institution
  • Proven supervisory skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge of functionality of Encore and Sierra, or other integrated library systems
  • Ability to troubleshoot routine problems with the equipment, including copiers, printers, microfilm, scanners, fax and group study room reservation system and group study equipment 
  • Strong organizational, planning, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Strong work ethic as demonstrated by an ability to create and provide programs responsive to people of varying backgrounds and beliefs
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt quickly to new technologies and implement those deemed appropriate for the community

Work Environment:

  • Work is generally performed in a standard office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule
  • Position sometimes requires last-minute schedule changes in response to staff or weather emergencies, so as not to leave service desks unattended or the building unmonitored
  • Ability to use computer keyboard with speed and accuracy
  • Ability to stand for at least ½ hour at a time when assisting at peak times at the Access Services Desk
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person and via phone
  • Strength to push book carts and move armfuls of books from one place to another

Bentley University requires references checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.


DIVERSITY STATEMENT
Bentley University strives to create a campus community that welcomes the exchange of ideas, and fosters a culture that values differences and views them as a strength in our community.

Bentley University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, building strength through diversity. The University is committed to building a community of talented students, faculty and staff who reflect the diversity of global business. We strongly encourage applications from persons from underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities, covered veterans and those with diverse experiences and backgrounds.


HOW TO APPLY
Please apply online at: https://bentley.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/staff/job/Bentley-Campus/Manager--Access-Services_R0000344

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Archival Researcher/Project Archivist, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Job Summary:
The Archival Researcher/Project Archivist will undertake two areas of focus for the Hill/#metoo collection: processing, and research. The Hill/#metoo collection consists of approximately 15 linear feet of manuscript material along with digital material from October 1991-November 2018, documenting first- and second-person accounts of sexual harassment and gender violence as well as, race, class, age and other identity factors as well as political, cultural and institutional responses. Documents include correspondence, print and digital-online media, and social media that describe or respond to the sexual harassment and gender violence in the context of the Clarence Thomas Confirmation Hearing, the #metoo movement and the Brett
Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing.


The archival collection will serve as the basis for developing a documentary play that will explore, from a socio-legal perspective, how sexual harassment is experienced, and whose experience is heard and matters as evidence both culturally and legally. The play will also look at how the structures and processes that determine how justice (legal and social) is achieved can also undermine marginalized individuals' search for justice. The documentary play will tak on the broader effort of writing or re-writing aspects of the 20th and 21st century history of sexual harassment based on first-person expressions of marginalized individuals. Finally, the play will demonstrate what it is like to "not only read but also perform history against the grain." (Arjomand 2018)


The Archival Researcher/Project Archivist will process the collection and digitize selected materials. The Archival Researcher/Project Archivist will produce a finding aid, a report on major themes of the collection, and a memorandum outlining the findings based on a set of questions developed with the Principal Investigator.

Essential Functions:
Process the Hill/#metoo collection:

  • Conduct a survey of the Hill/#metoo collection (including online social media material).
  • Create a comprehensive processing plan that prioritizes arrangement schemes and surfaces potential themes for research focus.
  • Arrange and describe series and sub-series according to accepted archival standards.
  • Create a finding aid for the collection.

Perform archival research in the Hill/#metoo collection:

  • Research and compile themes, questions and categories.
  • Pull together themes and threads to provide material for a narrative.
  • Identify and scan key documents for inclusion in project content.
  • Produce a report/document about the collection's major themes, with suggestions for narrative directions and areas of focus.
  • Produce a memorandum outlining the findings
  • Digitize selected materials.

Note: This is a grant-funded, 20% effort, position expected to last approximately 12 months.

Skills and knowledge:
Knowledge of archival and descriptive standards, including best practices for appraising and processing archival and born-digital materials; experience processing and creating finding aids for archival collections; familiarity with archival preservation and handling. Research experience; writing experience; familiarity with themes of workplace sexual harassment; familiarity with feminist, critical race and intersectionality theory as well as contemporary American history and politics. Effective communication and writing skills; strong organizational skills; strong attention to detail; ability to assess problems accurately and solve them
effectively; ability to work independently and to make appropriate decisions; dependability.

Additional Information: Will work with confidential information; will be required to sign a Confidentiality Statement.


Note: Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. is required.

Education:

  • MS degree in Library & Information Science required with a concentration in Archives Management preferred.
  • or MA degree in history, politics, or other relevant field preferred.
  • Background in creative writing or storytelling preferred.

Work Experience: Demonstrated experience in processing collections is required. 1-3 years required.

Salary: This is a part time position, approx. 2 days per week. The salary is $12,000 salary for 12 months.

How To Apply:
To apply, submit cover letter and resume to:
https://brandeis.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Jobs/job/Brandeis--Waltham-Campus/Archival-
Researcher-Project-Archivist_R0000758

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

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Law Librarian/Information Analyst, Bernstein Shur, Portland, ME

Bernstein Shur is seeking an accomplished and motivated Law Librarian/Information Analyst professional
to join the largest, most innovative and progressive law firm in the State of Maine to help redefine the
librarian role to align with today's fast paced legal office needs. The ideal candidate must be a proactive
and self-motivated team-oriented individual who is extremely tech savvy and an excellent multi-tasker
who works well under time constraints.


Responsibilities include managing library operations, conducting professional research and reference
services for library users and business development needs; training library users on the use of legal
research applications as well as emerging electronic resources; conducting periodic reviews of new and
existing electronic resources with an eye toward improved service and research efficiencies; performing
various cataloging procedures for all types of library resources; collection development and maintenance,
managing vendor relationships, budget development, financial management and library administrative
duties.


Qualifications Required:

  • Excellent online research skills (including Westlaw, Lexis and Bloomberg) and in-depth familiarity with both electronic and print resources.
  • Knowledge of library trends and emerging technologies; ability to incorporate new ideas and processes into research methods and shared services.
  • Initiative; excellent organizational, interpersonal and communications skills.
  • Lifting heavy boxes and equipment up to 25 pounds and some driving to satellite locations.
  • Master's degree in Library Science from a library school that is accredited by the ALA.
  • Three to five (3-5) years of experience in an academic or law library setting.

Benefits:
The firm offers a first-rate compensation and benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 401(k),
vacation, personal time and parental leave. Bernstein Shur also offers free parking in downtown Portland,
ME. All of our employees participate in both firm and community activities. Bernstein Shur is proud to
have been honored as a Best Places to Work in Maine in 2018 and is an equal opportunity employer.


How to Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume and two professional references to: mturcotte@bernsteinshur.com

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Multiple Internships, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

The Nantucket Historical Association's Research Library is offering three paid internships during fall 2019. Individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and abilities are encouraged to apply for these internships.

Internships are full-time for sixteen weeks with a September 3 start date. Compensation includes a $3,000 stipend, housing, and a commuter pass.

Requirements for all internships: Enrollment in or graduation from an ALA-accredited master's program; completed coursework in archival theory and practice or relevant experience with archival materials; solid time management skills with the ability to prioritize and meet deadlines; excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to work independently, to seek clarification, and to offer suggestions when needed; strong research skills and an attention to detail.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter that indicates the internship for which you are applying and a description of how this internship aligns with your career goals, a resume, and two references to aholmes@nha.org. Deadline for applications is August 1.

 

Archives intern:

The primary responsibility of the archives intern is to arrange and describe manuscript, photographic, and audiovisual collections. They assist with collection development activities such as completing accessioning paperwork and establishing initial physical and intellectual control of collections. The archives intern catalogs print materials as needed and, in consultation with the archivist, flags materials for digitization and creates appropriate metadata. They compile processing and cataloging statistics, and perform other duties as assigned.

 

Skills/Knowledge desired: Basic understanding of archival appraisal, arrangement, description, and preservation; familiarity with DACS, RDA, and MPLP methodology; experience with handling rare/fragile materials; strong research and organizational skills.

 

Reference and Outreach intern:

The reference and outreach intern staffs the Research Library's reference desk and monitors the reading room; responds to inquiries received via telephone, email, or in person; and compiles reference statistics. They also contribute to the library's instruction and outreach efforts, including preparing for events, creating collections-based content for social media, and developing community-focused, off-season programs. The reference and outreach intern also helps with ongoing projects to improve researcher accessibility and discoverability of NHA collections, including developing DACS-compliant finding aids for legacy collections and developing or enhancing reference resources. They perform other duties as assigned.

 

Skills/Knowledge desired: Experience with handling rare/fragile materials; patience, helpfulness, and an enthusiasm for working with the public; completed coursework in reference and user services; interest in connecting with users through social media.

 

Digitization and Metadata intern:

The digitization and metadata intern participates in all stages of the digitization workflow, including selection of materials, image capture, and metadata creation. They work with the archivist to develop digitization priorities, with a focus on bound materials and photographs, and research intellectual property issues related to collection materials as needed. Working with staff and fellow interns, they respond to researcher-based reproduction requests, creating invoices, scanning materials, and delivering files. The digitization and metadata intern also completes ongoing metadata cleanup and verification as part of the organization's collections management software migration. They explore opportunities to promote the library's collection through social media posts, the NHA member newsletter, and other applicable outlets. They perform other duties as assigned.

 

Skills/Knowledge desired: Familiarity with handwritten documents; familiarity with digital imaging and image file types; comfortable with learning new technology and problem solving; familiarity with descriptive standards and metadata schemas; ability to use Adobe Bridge.

 

The information can also be found on our website here: https://nha.org/learn/internships-and-mentorships/internships/

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Reference Librarian - Part Time, University of Hartford, Hartford, CT

Non-Exempt. Reports to Head of Reference and Public Services. Work Week: 20 hours (minimum) Maintains regular evenings and rotating weekends.


Position Summary: 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.


Job Duties: 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.


Education: Master's Degree of Library Science from an A.L.A accredited institution (or recognized equivalent) required.


Managerial Skills: Has responsibility or authority which is limited to the direction of temporary or student workers.


Knowledge & Skills: Advanced Professional Skills. The professional theory and practice of the professional skills level, but applied at the advanced level of a "seasoned" professional. Requires extensive knowledge of a professional discipline and a working knowledge of related fields.


Special Skills: The ability to work effectively with diverse groups.


For the complete job posting and to apply, visit https://hartford.peopleadmin.com/postings/2738.

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Discovery Librarian, Lander University, Greenwood, SC

Type: Faculty (promotional-track, non-tenure)


Category:
Librarian (Rank -- Assistant Librarian)

Job Purpose: Coordinates research and discovery services in a small, student-centered, team environment.


Job Duties: Coordinates library reference/research services using existing and emerging technologies.
Works to ensure that the library's subscription databases, e-journals and e-books are discoverable and
accessible by users. Teaches information literacy skills through a credit bearing 1 hour course, workshops, reference appointments, online tutorials, and web guides. Serves as a liaison to academic and campus departments according to library needs. Participates in collection development projects. Provides academic advisement to students by planning schedules, recommending courses, and referring them to other faculty and University offices based on their academic needs. Serves the larger university community through faculty and university committees.


Qualifications: MLS degree from an American Libraries Association accredited institution of higher
education. Ability to provide research and instruction services to undergraduate students.
Demonstrated experience or ability to work effectively and collegially with a diverse population of
students, faculty and staff. Ability to translate the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher
Education into practice.


Application: Applications must be submitted to Lisa Wiecki, Director of Library Services: lwiecki@lander.edu. Applications should include a cover letter addressing your qualifications as applied
to the responsibilities of this position, a comprehensive resume, the names, addresses, and telephone
numbers of three professional references and college transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable for
initial application). Receipt of individual applications not acknowledged.

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Children's Librarian, Newbury Public Library, Newbury, NH

The Newbury Public Library in Newbury NH seeks a highly motivated, energetic and creative Children's Librarian who is interested in joining our team. This is a part time, 20 hours per week position, $16-18 per hour depending on experience. Expected schedule is Mondays from 9:30-3:30, Tuesdays and Thursdays 1-6, and Saturdays from 10-2. Extra hours will be given in the summer (5 extra hours per week, typically on Wednesdays), due to the Summer Reading Program schedule. Hiring is contingent on a background check.

We are an active library known for our programming and are looking for a passionate Children's Librarian to become a part of the community! Our ideal candidate will be able to create fun and engaging programs ranging from dynamic Storytimes for babies to preschool to afterschool, summer and family programs for elementary aged children and tweens/teens.  They will be technologically savvy, have an in-depth knowledge of children's literature and be friendly and approachable to all ages. Bachelor's degree required, MLS/MLIS or MLS Candidates or Masters in related field preferred, but experience working with children and in libraries is highly valued.

A detailed job description can be found at: http://newburynhlibrary.net/employment

To Apply: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references by email to Lea McBain, Library Director at director@newburynhlibrary.net. Review of applications starts immediately. Position will be open until filled.

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Resource Sharing Assistant, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries Resource Sharing department seeks a part-time temporary Resource Sharing Assistant.
MIT's Resource Sharing service allows reciprocal borrowers, academic and public libraries, and private institutions access to materials held in the MIT Libraries' collections in print or digital format. The service allows members of the MIT community to access materials not held in the MIT Libraries' collections in print or digital format. It also supports the unmediated borrowing services for BorrowDirect.


Key Duties: Under the supervision of the Resource Sharing Associate the assistant will process incoming/outgoing mail, prep books for circulation in ILLiad, BorrowDirect/Relais, and Aleph, scan articles and book chapters, and perform other tasks as needed.


Position Requirements: Good communication skills, punctuality, attendance, and attention to details are
required as is the capacity to perform repetitive tasks. Ability to lift boxes weighing as much as 40 lbs. Previous library experience a plus.

Schedule: Begin asap and continue through December 2019, with the potential for position extension.
Monday-Friday: 20 - 25 hours per week between the hours of 10:00am - 3:30pm daily
Individuals must be available every day.

Hourly Rate: $13.50/hour. [This position is temporary and ineligible for MIT benefits.]


Contact: Georgina Lewis at borrowing-lib@mit.edu. Please include a resume/cover letter as well as information about potential start dates.

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Assistant Librarian, New Bedford Whaling Museum (New Bedford, MA)

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is currently seeking a part-time Assistant Librarian.  The Assistant Librarian will work with the Library and Curatorial departments, under the direction of the Librarian, to assist with the day to day operations of the Research Library and Grimshaw-Gudewicz Reading Room.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reference:

  • Assist in administration of the Reading Room, including providing access to materials, answering in person reference inquiries, and properly monitoring researchers as directed
  • Assist in answering remote reference inquiries via e-mail and telephone as directeD
  • Assist in retrieval of requested Library materials for researchers, museum staff, and museum volunteers
  • Assist in shelving of Library materials
  • Assist in supervision and management of Library volunteers and interns
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Librarian

Collections:

  • Process uncatalogued manuscripts and manuscript collections of paper and non-paper based mediums (i.e. image, audio, video)
  • Produce MARC records for paper, image, audio, and video collections for inclusion in online collection database
  • Assist in supervision and management of Library volunteers and interns
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Librarian

Requirements

  • Master's degree in library and information science or related field from an American Library Association accredited program, or currently enrolled in an MLS program
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with current archival arrangement and description standards including DACS and EAD
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and understanding of best practices in digital stewardship.
  • Knowledge of digital formats (e.g. image, audio, video, etc.) and their associated best practices for online access and digital preservation.
  • Strong understanding of cataloging procedures and principles including RDA, AACR2, LC Classification, and LCSH
  • One to two years of experience working in an archival special collections library
  • Ability and willingness to lift and move boxes of material weighing up to 40 pounds overhead
  • Ability to consistently perform detail-oriented responsibilities and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to perform and maintain a high level of customer-focused services
  • Ability to problem solve independently and follow through on multi-step processes
  • Ability to represent the Museum with a high level of integrity and professionalism
  • Ability to work closely and effectively with a team

To Apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to Mark Procknik, Librarian, at mprocknik@whalingmuseum.org.

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Part-time Evening/Weekend Supervisor, Clark University, Worcester, MA

Clark University's Goddard Library seeks a high energy, customer-service oriented self-starter to fill the position of Part-time Evening/Weekend Supervisor. Reporting to the Head of Public Services, the successful candidate will oversee the Library facility and its collections and services.


Duties and Responsibilities
Included in a range of responsibilities, the Part-time Evening/Weekend Supervisor will:

  • Train, schedule and supervise student assistants and provide oversight of the Goddard Library facility and circulation and reserve services.
  • Oversee building security, monitors patron use of facilities, and enforces regulations. Involves moving through six-floor building on a regular basis.
  • General circulation/access duties including bar-coding, locating/searching books; stacks maintenance; patron notification; other.
  • Assist library users with directional and basic information questions, including in the use of the online catalog and microform equipment. This activity also involves basic troubleshooting of terminals and printers.
  • Oversee copying equipment, operations and procedures. This includes basic troubleshooting of copiers and coin machines.
  • Special projects and additional assignments as needed.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, required
  • Ability to conceptualize and/or analyze a wide variety of data/information/materials in a sophisticated academic library collection supporting college- and university-level studies and research.
  • 1 to 2 years' experience, preferably in a service environment; previous experience in an academic library environment is preferred.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent problem solving skills.
  • Ability to supervise and work effectively with students.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse user population.
  • Flexibility to meet changing demands of users.

This is a part-time, 20 hours per week, 9-month position with a regular work schedule including weekends and two evenings each week; during final exams hours may vary.


Review of applications will begin [two weeks after position is approved for posting]. Starting rate will
be $16.00-$16.32, depending on skills and experience. Please email résumé and cover letter to
resumes@clarku.edu. Applicants must reference Job code 199069 in the subject line to be
considered for this position.

For full job description, please click here.

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Library Page, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is in search of a library page to process incoming library materials at our busy library. The processing page is responsible for preparing new library materials before they are put on the shelves to be checked out by patrons.

Processing library materials generally consists of:

  • Unboxing new materials
  • Covering new books in mylar sleeves
  • Labeling and tagging new materials
  • Basic data entry
  • Placing materials in order

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assists in processing library materials
  • Sorts library materials by type
  • Places materials on rolling book trucks
  • Returns materials to appropriate shelves or other locations within the library.
  • Shelf reads and straightens assigned collections on a regular basis to maintain order of collections
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements

  • Computer competency to use proprietary library software for data entry
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong English language reading and writing skills
  • Ability to alphabetize
  • Ability to use Dewey Decimal Classification system to place materials in proper order
  • Accuracy, promptness, and reliability

This is an at-will part time (10 hours/week) position with no benefits. The hourly rate is $12. This is an excellent opportunity for library students looking to make some extra money and learn about the back end of public libraries.

Please email Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director, with cover letter and resume in one PDF. Position open until filled.

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(2) Library Technicians, Oregon State University Libraries and Press, Corvallis, OR

If you are someone who strives to provide excellent customer service, has strong communication skills, enjoys problem-solving, and meets the minimum qualifications, then you may be the perfect fit for one of these two Library Technician 3 (LT3) positions at Oregon State University Libraries and Press.

These are full-time positions with the monthly salary range of $2825 -$4259. The starting salary is commensurate with experience, and is not negotiable outside of the noted range. We will be looking at library experience and transferable skills too.

  1. Serials Acquisitions focused Library Technician 3. Please visit OSU's job webpage to read the Minimum Qualifications and Additional Qualifications for this position (Posting #: P02258CT). We will begin reviewing applications on the full consideration date of July 12th 2019. The closing date for this opening is July 19th 2019. Link to posting: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/79339
  2. Monographs Acquisitions focused Library Technician 3. The Minimum Qualifications and Additional Qualifications for this position (Posting #: P02272CT) can be found at OSU's careers webpage. The full consideration date for this posting is July 19th 2019. Closing date is July 26th 2019. Link to posting: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/79747

These are great opportunities for people who are interested in learning, growing professionally and developing their Acquisitions experience!

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Part-Time Librarian (Evening), Middlesex Community College, Lowell, MA

General Summary:

Middlesex Community College seeks an enthusiastic and student-focused librarian reporting to the Director of Libraries to provide reference and instructional services on the Lowell campus in the evenings when classes are in session. The Librarian will oversee the operation of the library during the evening hours, provide individual and group instruction sessions, assist with circulation and reserves, and participate in ongoing library initiatives. The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse community of users and share a commitment to support student learning.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the library opening and closing procedures;
  • Assists in providing chat and email reference support on an assigned schedule;
  • Provides reference services, online assistance, and one-on-one library instruction that promotes the information literacy competencies of our students;
  • Offers class instruction in information literacy;
  • Participates in the assessment of student learning and evaluation of the overall effectiveness of our instructional services;
  • Participates in collection development activities;
  • Assists in the development of new library programs and services;
  • Serves as a backup for the circulation assistant as needed;
  • Performs other duties, as required.

Requirements:

Required

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, or closely related field.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Demonstrated aptitude and commitment for teaching in support of students with differing levels of academic preparation, varying physical and learning abilities, and who represent diverse identities such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and veterans;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve common goals.

Preferred

  • Experience in planning and providing group instruction in support of information literacy;
  • Knowledge of library database searching, the research process, and principles of active learning as applied to information literacy;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment.
  • Bilingual skills a plus.

Additional Information:

This is a Part-time MCCC Unit Professional Position. For further information, see the MCCC Collective Bargaining Agreement: https://www.middlesex.mass.edu/humanresources/policy.aspx

Hourly Rate:  $28.29 per hour; eligible for earned paid time off in accordance with the collective bargaining agreement

Hours: 9 hours per week. Total hours per fiscal year (July 1 to June 30) not to exceed 974 hours and 18.5 hours per week. 

Schedule:  Monday and Wednesday from 4:00 pm to 8:30 pm during the fall and spring semesters. Training to be held during the work schedule.

Start Date:  August 2019

Application Deadline:  7/18/2019


For full job description and to apply, please click here.

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Call for Submissions: 2019 Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library & Information Science

The 2019 Conference on Inclusion and Diversity in Library & Information Science (CIDLIS) will be held on Friday, November 1st, 2019 in the McKeldin Library Special Events Room at the University of Maryland, College Park. Now in its 11th year, CIDLIS is the first and longest-running event that centers equity, diversity, and inclusion in LIS.

This year's theme-- Everyone Counts: Civic Engagement Among Vulnerable Communities--encourages all who are involved or interested in LIS to contemplate the ways in which we can champion civic engagement among marginalized groups.  Everyone deserves to be included. The hope is to distill ideas for encouraging census and voter participation among those with disabilities, households experiencing e-inequality, people of color, foreign-born groups, LGBTQIA+ communities, and those re-entering society or detaching themselves from incarceration. Given the controversial upcoming 2020 election and decennial census count, both of which pose important implications for our organizations, the topic of civic engagement necessitates dedicated attention. At stake is the social inclusion of disadvantaged and hard-to-reach communities. We ask, "What is the role of information centers in facilitating civic participation?" Dr. Clara Chu, Director and Mortenson Center for International Library Programs Distinguished Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, will deliver the keynote address.

We invite abstracts from LIS professionals, students, academics and allies on topics such as:

  • ethical frameworks for encouraging civic engagement among hard-to-reach groups
  • recommendations for addressing technical and training needs for the 2020 census
  • methods of improving civic knowledge among LIS professionals OR demographic data-collection in the LIS field
  • critical, ethical or theory-based analyses of approaches to civic engagement in LIS
  • examinations of linkages between information policy and civic engagement
  • LIS pedagogy pertaining to civic engagement
  • first-person narratives that address civic engagement, human rights, and social justice
  • case studies of programming and services centered around census or election participation

If you are interested in submitting an abstract of a paper to be considered for presentation during the conference, please access the submission form via the following link by 11:59 PM on September 6th:

< https://forms.gle/STEQv387YCj1t6Q47 >

**Please direct conference-related questions and concerns to the conference organizers, Dr. Renee Hill and Dr. Ana Ndumu, at cidlis.umd@gmail.com**

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Call for Nominations: Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award

The School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks nominations for the Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award. The deadline for nominations is October 5, 2019.

Given annually, the award acknowledges individuals or groups who have furthered the cause of intellectual freedom, particularly as it impacts libraries and information centers and the dissemination of ideas. Granted to those who have resisted censorship or efforts to abridge the freedom of individuals to read or view materials of their choice, the award may be in recognition of a particular action or a long-term interest in and dedication to the cause of intellectual freedom.
 
The Downs Award was established in 1969 by the iSchool's faculty to honor Dean Emeritus Robert B. Downs, a champion of intellectual freedom, on the occasion of his twenty-fifth anniversary as director of the School.

Previous winners have included the Iowa Library Association (2018) for taking a leadership role in several highly visible challenges to intellectual freedom; The Kansas City Public Library (2017) for its defense of library patron's First Amendment rights; Wendy Campbell (2016) for her work in increasing cultural awareness in her community; HP Kids Read (2015) for its work in support of freedom to read at the Highland Park (TX) High School; the staff and board of trustees of the Orland Park (IL) Public Library (2014) for the defense of their policy to not filter adult Internet access in the library; and DaNae Leu (2013) for her efforts to keep a controversial picture book on the shelves of her elementary school library.

Libraries Unlimited, an imprint of ABC-CLIO Publishing Company, provides an honorarium to the Downs Award recipient and co-hosts the reception held in honor of the recipient. The reception and award ceremony for the 2019 Downs Intellectual Freedom Award will take place on January 25, 2020, during the American Library Association's Midwinter Meeting in Philadelphia.

Letters of nomination and documentation about the nominee should be sent by October 5, to Associate Professor Terry Weech, either by email at weech@illinois.edu with a copy to ischool-dean@illinois.edu, or in paper form to:


Associate Professor Terry Weech
School of Information Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
501 East Daniel Street
Champaign, IL 61820

Please email any questions to Associate Professor Terry Weech.

 

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professors (2), Texas Woman's University, Denton,TX

Texas Woman's University School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) invites applications for two tenure-track positions at the Assistant Professor level. With significant enrollment growth in recent years, the school has received support from the university for additional faculty lines to enhance and enrich the quality of our graduate programs and student learning experiences. The positions are expected to begin as early as Spring 2020.

SLIS offers six degree and certificate programs in Library and Information Science (LIS), including the School Librarian Certification with the state of Texas.  We offer (a) MLS and MA degree programs in Library Science; (b) a dual MLS/MS degree program in collaboration with Department Health Studies; (c) a certificate program in Evidence-Based Health Science Librarianship, and (d) a certificate program in School Librarianship in full compliance with Texas Education Agency standards for school librarians.

We are searching for new faculty members who, while likely specializing in some aspects of LIS, are committed to the concept of LIS discipline as a whole and are willing, able, and qualified to teach in more than one area of specialty in LIS.  The school is interested in growing strategically by adding faculty members who are true collaborators. These new faculty members will support our student learning and will embrace technology and an evidence-based, data-driven approach to instruction, program evaluation, and decision making.


University Information

Texas Woman's University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral-level, research-intensive public university emphasizing the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. Men have been admitted to the University's graduate programs since 1972 and undergraduate programs since 1994 and currently comprise approximately 10% of the university's nearly 16,000 students.

TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The DFW metroplex, the nation's fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at http://www.twu.edu.

TWU prides itself on providing students with a well-rounded educational experience focused on service, integrity, and health and well-being. Hallmarks of a TWU education include respect for diversity in all dimensions (TWU is currently ranked 6th in the nation for diversity) and a safe campus environment (TWU is among the safest campuses in the nation). TWU faculty and staff are passionate defenders of a "learn by doing" experiential learning environment where they provide students with opportunities to engage in campus, workplace, and community activities that can help shape their sense of purpose, their appreciation for the importance of building quality personal and professional relationships, and their ability to address life's challenges. This holistic, mentoring approach to developing students and future librarians as engaged, productive citizens in the complex world of the 21st Century encompasses understanding of the balance of health, spiritual and mental well-being.

 

Qualified applicants will have the following:

  • A Ph.D. in LIS, or a closely related field (ABD will be considered).
  • For the position in school librarianship area: A current school librarian certification, and at least three years of professional experience in a school library setting.
  • An emerging line of research that relates to the applicant's teaching and service.
  • Evidence of collaborative teaching and service experiences.
  • Appreciation for a spirited, dynamic department where faculty voices matter and where working together to meet all of the responsibilities inherent in student success is both critical and expected.
  • A commitment to excellence in graduate education and support for student research.
  • Willingness to mentor, support, and serve as professional role models for our students.
  • Potential for excellence in university teaching.

 

Position responsibilities include:

  • Teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses.
  • Advising and mentoring graduate students.
  • Engagement in research and scholarship in line with the applicant's research agenda
  • Engagement in the school's curriculum development.
  • Relevant and consistent service to the school, college, university, and community.
  • Commitment to serving a diverse body of students.
  • Maintaining weekly office hours at work on Denton campus.

 

HOW TO APPLY

Please send an email to facultyjobs@twu.edu and include the job title and job codes (IRC 24057 and IRC 29279) in the subject line. Attach (a) a cover letter of application addressing the qualifications and desired attributes; (b) the current curriculum vitae; (c) the unofficial copy of degree transcripts; and (d) the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on October 1 and will continue until the positions are filled.

If you have additional questions, please email Dr. Ling Jeng, SLIS Director, at LJeng@twu.edu.

TWU strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

TWU is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, genetic information, or against qualified disabled persons.

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Non-Tenure-Track Instructors (2), Texas Woman's University, Denton, TX

Texas Woman's University School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS) invites applications for two non-tenure-track positions at the Instructor level. Positions are expected to begin as early as Spring 2020. With significant enrollment growth in recent years, the school has received support from the university for additional faculty lines to enhance and enrich the quality of our programs and student learning experiences.

SLIS offers six degree and certificate programs in Library and Information Science (LIS), including the School Librarian Certification with the state of Texas.  We offer (a) MLS and MA degree programs in Library Science; (b) a dual MLS/MS degree program in collaboration with Department Health Studies; (c) a certificate program in Evidence-Based Health Science Librarianship, and (d) a certificate program in School Librarianship in full compliance with Texas Education Agency standards for school librarians.

We are searching for new faculty members who, while likely specializing in at least one aspect of LIS, are committed to the concept of LIS discipline as a whole and are willing, able, and qualified to teach in more than one area of specialty in LIS.  The school is interested in growing strategically by adding faculty members who are true collaborators. These new faculty members will support our students and will embrace technology and an evidence-based, data-driven approach to instruction, program evaluation, and decision making.

University Information
Texas Woman's University occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation's largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral-level, research-intensive public university emphasizing the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. Men have been admitted to the University's graduate programs since 1972 and undergraduate programs since 1994 and currently comprise approximately 10% of the university's nearly 16,000 students.

TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The DFW metroplex, the nation's fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at http://www.twu.edu.

TWU prides itself on providing students with a well-rounded educational experience focused on service, integrity, and health and well-being. Hallmarks of a TWU education include respect for diversity in all dimensions (TWU is currently ranked 6th in the nation for diversity) and a safe campus environment (TWU is among the safest campuses in the nation). TWU faculty and staff are passionate defenders of a "learn by doing" experiential learning environment where they provide students with opportunities to engage in campus, workplace, and community activities that can help shape their sense of purpose, their appreciation for the importance of building quality personal and professional relationships, and their ability to address life's challenges. This holistic, mentoring approach to developing students and future librarians as engaged, productive citizens in the complex world of the 21st Century encompasses understanding of the balance of health, spiritual and mental well-being.

Qualified applicants will have the following:

  • A Master's or doctoral degree in LIS, or a closely related field, and at least three years of professional experience in libraries or information agencies.
  • For the position in school librarianship area: A current school librarian certification.
  • Evidence of collaborative teaching and service experience.
  • Appreciation for a spirited, dynamic department where faculty voices matter and where working together to meet all of the responsibilities inherent in student success is both critical and expected.
  • A commitment to excellence in graduate education and supporting student research.
  • Willingness to mentor, support, and serve as professional role models for our students.
  • Potential for excellence in university teaching.

Position responsibilities include:

  • Teaching graduate and/or undergraduate courses.
  • Advising and mentoring graduate students.
  • Engagement in the school's curriculum development.
  • Relevant and consistent service to the school, college, university, and community.
  • Commitment to serving a diverse body of students.
  • Maintaining weekly office hours at work on Denton campus.

How to Apply:
Please send an email to facultyjobs@twu.edu and include the job title and job codes (IRC 29280 and IRC 29282) in the subject line. Attach (a) a cover letter of application addressing the qualifications and desired attributes; (b) the current curriculum vitae; (c) the unofficial copy of degree transcripts; and (d) the names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on October 1 and will continue until the positions are filled.

If you have additional questions, please email Dr. Ling Jeng, SLIS Director, at LJeng@twu.edu.

TWU strives to provide an educational environment that affirms the rights and dignity of each individual, fosters diversity, and encourages a respect for the differences among persons. Discrimination or harassment of any kind is considered inappropriate.

TWU is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran's status, genetic information, or against qualified disabled persons.

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Call for Nominations, ASIS&T SIGUSE Awards

We hope you will consider applying for the slate of ASIS&T SIGUSE awards available for travel and research. Award winners will be formally recognized at the SIGUSE symposium, to be held at the upcoming ASIS&T Annual Meeting in Melbourne, Australia.

The following awards are open for competition:

The Elfreda A. Chatman Research Award for best research proposal that falls within the scope of information behavior ($1000) - Due MAY 31, 2019

The Student Conference Travel Award to assist a student in a Master's or doctoral program in attending the ASIS&T annual conference by defraying travel expenses ($1000) - Due MAY 31, 2019

The Interdisciplinary Conference Travel Award to provide financial support for members to attend non-LIS specific conference ($200) - Due May 31, 2019

Best Information Behavior Conference Paper Award in recognition of the best information behavior paper accepted for presentation at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting ($200) - Due JULY 13, 2019

Best Information Behavior Conference Poster Award in recognition of the best information behavior paper accepted for presentation at the ASIS&T Annual Meeting ($200) - Due AUGUST 3, 2019

Please note the application requirements and procedures for the various awards, which can be found from the SIGUSE website (https://siguse.wordpress.com/awards/).

Please encourage your faculty, colleagues, and students to apply.

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Institutional Archivist, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Institution Archivist to join the Library Department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.

JOB SUMMARY:
The Archivist acquires, accessions, arranges, catalogs, preserves and makes accessible the contents of the WHOI Archives. With little supervision, works creatively and independently to establish objectives and meet deadlines by demonstrating full competency in one or more areas of information systems as well as developing appropriate solutions to increase access to information.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Utilizing current standards and technologies, appraise, describe, arrange, preserve and make accessible print and electronic materials in the WHOI Archives. Exercises creativity regarding adaptations or modifications to policies and procedures to ensure appropriate access to collections.
  • Utilizing current standards and technologies, prepares finding aids and Encoded Archival Description (EAD) documents to implement online access and improve search capabilities for archive collections.
  • Provide reference assistance, retrieve items/information for patrons. Work one on one with scientists to assess potential donations.
  • Develop and promote records management policies, participates in writing reports and documentation of archival procedures and policies.
  • Maintain DLA image collection in Institution image management system including working with staff and volunteers on scanning, image loading, and metadata.
  • Responds to reference requests from patrons relating to access to scientific data.
  • Serves as backup to Data/Systems Librarian for adding newly accessioned ship's research data to server.


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.
  • MLS, CA or CRM and experience in archives preferred.

Full Job Description and Application found here.

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Assistant Library Director/Children's Librarian, Prospect Public Library, Prospect, CT

Full Time Union Position (40 hours).

This position reports to the Library Director and: is responsible for the scope, vision and operation of the Children's Department including outreach programs in the community for children and young adults; will act in a leadership capacity in collaboration with the Director and assumes full responsibility for supervision of the Library in the absence of the Director.

Responsibilities of the Assistant Director/Children's Librarian also include: assisting with reference services for library patrons, supervising library pages and volunteers, ordering and processing of children's library materials, compiling library statistics, writing publicity for library events, assisting patrons in the use of library databases and with computer problems, as well as performing other tasks as assigned by the Director.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must have experience working with children's library and/or educational services. Excellent administrative, supervisory, planning and organizational skills are required. A knowledge of library reference materials both print and online is needed.
  • A high level of computer expertise, experience with online circulation systems and a minimum of one year of supervisory experience are required. Experience working with a library website and social media would be beneficial.
  • Candidate must have MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution. Salary Range is $47,713 to $49,025 per year with medical and vacation benefits.


Position open until filled.


To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to John Wiehn, Library Director, Prospect Public Library, 17 Center Street, Prospect, CT 06712 or email to libraryprospect@yahoo.com.

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Archives and Research Assistant, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Tufts University's Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) is the steward for all Tufts University records of
enduring value. It holds over 10,000 linear feet of records and manuscripts in all formats, with strong
collecting areas in the fields of environmental justice, social justice, and media and broadcast history.


DCA has an opening for a part-time Archives and Research Assistant available ASAP. Applicants must be
graduate students currently enrolled in an Archives Management program with a graduation date of
May 2020 or later, and have some knowledge or exposure to archives or special collection operations
(through coursework or comparable experience). The Assistant will work under the guidance of, and be
mentored by, the Public Services and Outreach Archivist and the Collections Management Archivist.


The Archives and Research Assistant will gain experience in both public services and collections
management roles, including participation in DCA's modern strategies for managing, describing, and
providing access to archives, frequent interaction with archives users, and training on and use of tools
such as Aeon, ArchivesSpace, Spotlight, and digital preservation tools and systems.


Applicants must be available to work 3 days per week Monday-Friday, 9-4:30.


Responsibilities include:

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

Candidates should be capable of working fairly independently and comfortable juggling multiple tasks
and demands. Excellent written and oral communication skills required. Compensation is $16 per hour.


Please submit your application, consisting of cover letter and resume, to Adrienne Pruitt, Collections
Management Archivist, at adrienne.pruitt@tufts.edu. In your cover letter, please indicate your
availability, including days and total hours per week you are available to work.

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Library Director, Canajoharie Library, Canajoharie, NY

The Canajoharie Library is seeking an enthusiastic and creative Librarian to serve as Director. The
Canajoharie Library provides literary, entertainment, and information resources, and promotes the active
use of these resources, for recreation, education and community engagement.


The Canajoharie Library and adjoining Arkell Museum are one legal organization, offering a unique
opportunity to serve patrons, visitors, and students in a culturally rich and welcoming environment. The
Library and Museum have some shared spaces (Great Hall, Classroom) and some shared staff (Head of
Facilities, Bookkeeper). The Library and Museum operate as a collaborative organization with shared
budget lines for joint operations, and dedicated budget lines for activities specific to the Library or
Museum.


Candidates should have a Master's Degree in library science or equivalent from a school that is accredited
by the American Library Association; must be eligible for or possess a New York State Public Librarian
certification; have experience working in a professional position in a library environment with increasing
responsibility including in a supervisory capacity.


The salary for this position is $40,000. Benefits include health insurance and employer contributions to a
403b plan.


Full job description can be found at http://www.canajoharielibrary.org/employment.html


To Apply: Cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references should be submitted to:
Library Director Position
Canajoharie Library
2 Erie Boulevard
Canajoharie, NY 13317
Or humanresources@arkellmuseum.org


Application review will begin July 8 and continue until the position is filled.

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Graduate Student Internship, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY

Come work with the best - Intern at the Dwight Marvin Library at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY.  Learn more about us at library.hvcc.edu

Community colleges provide a great place for students to begin their course work in a specific career for immediate entry into the work force or to prepare for transfer to a four-year institution.  It's also a great place for grad students in information science to get experience working in a busy, academic environment.  The Dwight Marvin Library just migrated to the Alma library service platform (LSP) in June and has the Primo Discovery service, 70+ databases, 24/7 online chat service, including text a librarian plus much more.  Information seeking skills learned at HVCC are transferable to other SUNY colleges and universities since databases and resources are similar across SUNY.   

In Fall 2019, join the 10 full and part-time faculty librarians at the Dwight Marvin Library.  All librarians at HVCC are active in professional development and outreach.  Experience what is involved in library liaison work.  Practice the reference interview again and again at this busy, student-centered library.  Get experience with classroom library instruction through observation and teaching.  Gain understanding and practice in collection development using specific selection tools.    

The Dwight Marvin Library has one (1) graduate student internship available for the Fall 2019 semester.  Applicants must be completing a credit granting internship, in the final semester of graduate school and have taken a reference class (example - SUNY Albany's IST 605) and/or an information literacy class (example - SUNY Albany's IST 649).    Internship is unpaid.  If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Cynthia L. Koman, HVCC Faculty Librarian at c.koman@hvcc.edu by August 9, 2019.

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Graduate Student Internship, Hudson Valley Community College, Troy, NY

Come work with the best - Intern at the Dwight Marvin Library at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY.  Learn more about us at library.hvcc.edu

Community colleges provide a great place for students to begin their course work in a specific career for immediate entry into the work force or to prepare for transfer to a four-year institution.  It's also a great place for grad students in information science to get experience working in a busy, academic environment.  The Dwight Marvin Library just migrated to the Alma library service platform (LSP) in June and has the Primo Discovery service, 70+ databases, 24/7 online chat service, including text a librarian plus much more.  Information seeking skills learned at HVCC are transferable to other SUNY colleges and universities since databases and resources are similar across SUNY.   

In Fall 2019, join the 10 full and part-time faculty librarians at the Dwight Marvin Library.  All librarians at HVCC are active in professional development and outreach.  Experience what is involved in library liaison work.  Practice the reference interview again and again at this busy, student-centered library.  Get experience with classroom library instruction through observation and teaching.  Gain understanding and practice in collection development using specific selection tools.    

The Dwight Marvin Library has one (1) graduate student internship available for the Fall 2019 semester.  Applicants must be completing a credit granting internship, in the final semester of graduate school and have taken a reference class (example - SUNY Albany's IST 605) and/or an information literacy class (example - SUNY Albany's IST 649).    Internship is unpaid.  If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Cynthia L. Koman, HVCC Faculty Librarian at c.koman@hvcc.edu by August 9, 2019.

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Metadata and Discovery Librarian, University of California, Riverside, CA

Position Overview:
The University of California, Riverside (UCR) seeks a motivated, proactive, user-oriented Metadata and Discovery librarian. The successful candidate will be dedicated to collaborative, stakeholder focused development and implementation of original and complex metadata creation and integrated library management system optimization.

Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Metadata and Technical Services (MTS) Department Head in the Content and Discovery Division; the Metadata and Discovery librarian will work collaboratively to develop, manage, and implement metadata and cataloging projects and standards that optimize the user-experience of our discovery systems.

  • In collaboration with appropriate stakeholders including the AUL for Content and Discovery, Metadata and Technical Service Dept. Head, Cyberinfrastructure, and public services departments develops Integrated Library Management System optimization project prioritization aimed at enhancing discoverability (currently via ALMA/PRIMO);
  • Collaborates with colleagues in the Metadata and Technical Services department, library Cyberinfrastructure, and other appropriate stakeholders to identify and implement strategic linked data initiatives;
  • Participates in establishment of best practices for interoperability, data/authority control, and metadata standards as part of the Descriptive Metadata Working Group;
  • Completes complex original cataloging and authority control for a variety of materials, including monographs, serials, news, and data assets, in accordance with current standards and rules such as RDA, LCSH, SHM, MARC, and NACO authority rules;
  • Utilizes relevant standards, rules, and best practices in the creation, analysis, enrichment, normalization, and maintenance of metadata;
  • Evaluates and provides recommendations to the AUL for Content and Discovery, the Head of the Metadata and Technical Services, and other stakeholders on emerging metadata standards that may optimize discovery of content in the UCR environment.
  • Collaborates with public service departments such as Teaching and Learning, Collection Strategies, and Access Services to enhance the user experience in utilizing the ILMS discovery layer (PRIMO)
  • Contributes to metadata quality control, cleanup, editing, enhancement, migration, and mapping, using tools such as MarcEdit, and/or OpenRefine, Catmandu, and use of regular expressions and SQL queries;
  • Shares technical knowledge and expertise through provision of in-house training sessions;
  • Participates in UC-wide and other national committees, groups, and initiatives including those establishing best practices and/or metadata schemas;
  • Participates in general administrative duties, library-wide activities, committees, special projects and library programs; represents the UCR Library on various University of California standing committees and ad-hoc groups;

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master of Library and Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent experience or degree in a field related to this position;
  • Experience working with integrated library management systems such as ALMA, Sierra, or Millennium and discovery layer systems such as Primo, Summon, Blacklight);
  • Knowledge of library content discovery and best practices in improving the discoverability of library resources
  • Experience with original and complex copy cataloging standards and practices, such as MARC21, Dublin Core, FRBR, FRAD, and RDA.
  • Familiarity with linked data and semantic web standards such as BIBFRAME
  • Experience with large-scale metadata management, such as bulk import and export, data remediation and-clean up, and quality control.
  • Ability to analyze, implement and adapt to evolving technologies;
  • Excellent organizational skills, and effectiveness in balancing multiple assignments and projects;
  • Effective written and oral communication;
  • Strong 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.

Full job description and application can be found here.

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Library Assistants, Town of Wellesley, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library (WFL) is seeking a fearless, flexible and fun part-time (16 hours/week) Library Assistants in the Circulation Department. Duties include providing excellent customer service at the Main and Branch Libraries, checking in and checking out of library materials; assisting patrons in the use of self-check terminals; shelving materials; shelf-reading; assisting customers at public service desks; filling items on daily paging list; dispensing general information to customers; performing network transfer functions; and other assigned duties. The work schedule may include one evening per week, frequent Saturdays, and one
Sunday per month. The requirements are a High School diploma or equivalent; working knowledge of automated systems; excellent interpersonal, oral communication and customer service skills; and six months of clerical work experience. The hourly rate is $18.69 and the position is not benefit eligible.

To apply, submit a Town of Wellesley job application or a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by July 17, 2019. AA/EOE

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Library Assistant, Town of Wellesley, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library (WFL) is seeking a fearless, flexible and fun part-time (16 hours/week) Library Assistants in the Circulation Department. Duties include providing excellent customer service at the Main and Branch Libraries, checking in and checking out of library materials; assisting patrons in the use of self-check terminals; shelving materials; shelf-reading; assisting customers at public service desks; filling items on daily paging list; dispensing general information to customers; performing network transfer functions; and other assigned duties. The work schedule may include one evening per week, frequent Saturdays, and one
Sunday per month. The requirements are a High School diploma or equivalent; working knowledge of automated systems; excellent interpersonal, oral communication and customer service skills; and six months of clerical work experience. The hourly rate is $18.69 and the position is not benefit eligible.

To apply, submit a Town of Wellesley job application or a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by July 17, 2019. AA/EOE


Midwest Dance and Theater Collections Intern, The Newberry, Chicago, IL

DEPARTMENT: Department of Maps and Modern Manuscripts


SUMMARY:
This 15 week internship is funded by a private donor. Working in the Department of Maps and Modern
Manuscripts under the supervision of Newberry archivists, the Midwest Dance and Theater Collections Intern will participate in preserving, arranging, re-housing, and describing Chicago dance, performing arts, and theater archives and manuscript collections.


RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the supervision of Newberry archivists, the intern will participate in the following archival activities:

  • Arrange and re-house materials in Chicago dance, performing arts, and theater collections according to archival practice.
  • Apply appropriate preservation treatments to collection materials. Treatments include, but are not limited to, surface cleaning, flattening, removal of fasteners, and photocopying.
  • Prepare detailed descriptive inventories for collections in a format compatible with the archival professional standard, Encoded Archival Description (EAD).
  • Participate in identifying analog audio-visual formats in the collections, preparing them for digitization, and creating metadata.
  • Conduct research related to the library's dance, performing arts, and theater collections.


QUALIFICATIONS:
Graduate student in a master's program in library and information sciences and/or public history with
coursework in archival processing required. Effective oral and written communication skills, experience
working with primary sources, ability to work independently and collaboratively, ability to shelve and lift
archival boxes, and familiarity with computer applications required. Academic focus on dance and
theater history of Chicago and the Midwest preferred. This position is ideal for an individual intending to
work with primary sources as part of an academic career, or exploring the possibilities of archival work.

SCHEDULE: 150 hours (typically 10 hours/per week for 15 weeks).


DATES: Fall semester, with start date in mid-September.


SALARY: $12.50 per hour.


APPLY:

Please send cover letter and resume to:
Judy Rayborn (raybornj@newberry.org)
Newberry Library
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610

Please visit our Web site at www.Newberry.org

THE NEWBERRY LIBRARY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Kidspace Library Clerk, Windsor Public Library, Windsor, CT

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

 

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

 

Minimum requirements: Bachelor's degree plus one (1) or more years library experience working with children; comfort working with computers, technology and social media: proficiency with MS Office Suite, Internet, and other programs as needed; familiarity with specific applications (i.e. Innovative Interfaces ILS, Excel and Publisher), a plus.  Schedule is Tuesdays, 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Wednesdays, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Fridays, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, and one Sunday 1:45 PM-5:00 PM per month, plus substitution. Salary is $14.00/hour.

 

Please apply at http://townofwindsorct.com/humanresources/employment-application/.  Application deadline is July 12, 2019 at 5:00PM.  The Town of Windsor is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA

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Library Assistant, Boxford Library, Boxford, MA

The Town of Boxford has an opening for the Library Assistant to perform a variety of library services for patrons of the Boxford Town Library. This is a 8-13 hr./week, non-benefit eligible position.


Usual working hours will be two weekday nights between Monday through Friday, 4:00 p.m to 8:00 p,m. and a every other Saturday rotation (September to June). Exact schedule may depend upon library scheduling needs for both regular service and special events sponsored by the Library. Compensation rate is $16.05/hr.


All resumes should be forwarded to Kevin Bourque by Wednesday, July 17, to the Boxford Town Library, 7A Spofford Road, Boxford, MA 01921 (978) 887-6000 x202 or emailed to kbourque@boxfordlibrary.org

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Resource Specialist, Mintz, Boston, MA

Under the direction of the Manager, Resources and Systems, the Resource Specialist works as part of the team to team to make sure that our collection of materials is comprehensive, accurate and easily available to attorneys and administrators firm-wide. The Resource Specialist is responsible for the accurate and timely creation and updating of acquisitions, catalog and vendor records. The Specialist also works closely with the Senior Resource & Systems Specialist to maintain electronic resource management databases and systems.


Responsibilities:
Resource Management

  • Manages acquisitions, cataloging, serial controls, filing and other collection maintenance and other resource maintenance tasks for Electronic Resources.
  • Ensures accuracy of all systems and data.
  • Handles incoming mail and serials control, sorting and distributing the mail, creating records and entering data in library ILS, returning items, and running prediction reports and claiming items as needed.
  • Maintains routing lists and prepares current awareness materials for distribution.
  • Ensures Routed Materials lists are accurate and current.
  • Maintains files of electronic current awareness materials in the RS Alerts mailbox identifying renewal and other critical notices. Monitors emails received to identify missing issues and identify publisher formatting problems.
  • Maintains department publisher and vendor records, including the publisher contact in Outlook and Vendor Correspondence public folders in desksite.
  • Monitors vendor contract renewals, vendor usage reports and works with the Research Services Coordinator maintaining the contract renewals spreadsheet.
  • Assists with onboarding new users including adding records to Library ILS, Ozmosys, and Law360.
  • Assists with off-boarding by deleting users from routing lists and ILS records.
  • Maintains data in password, membership and license documents, following procedures set by the Senior Resource & Systems Specialist.
  • Maintains current knowledge of Firm software solutions (Chrome, Elite, etc) and is department resource for training and reporting issues.
  • Assists in performing general maintenance of the collection by reshelving, visiting satellite offices weekly and participating in office searches and other efforts to maintain the collection.
  • Maintains current knowledge of print collection, particularly electronic offerings of titles in the print collection.
  • Serves as back up for Resource Specialist - Print.

Continuing Education and Communication

  • Maintains current knowledge of developments in Research Services ILS modules used on a regular basis.
  • Actively participates in department meetings.
  • Communicates clearly and courteously with patrons and staff.

Other Duties

  • Participates in special projects as assigned.
  • Conducts business in compliance with the Firm copyright and licensing policy.


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree required and Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school or equivalent degree.
  • 3+ years' experience in a law firm or corporate library is strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency with general office software and applications, including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook). Familiarity with SharePoint and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of technical services functions, collection management and library technologies in a business setting including integrated library systems and other software used to manage library or acquisitions information preferred.
  • Familiarity with library software and applications.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  • Detail oriented and good with figures.
  • Ability to communicate well, orally and in writing.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including a strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure and to manage multiple priorities under deadlines.
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
  • Self-motivated, resourceful and creative.


This job description is a general description of the types of responsibilities that are required of an individual in this job.  It is not intended to be a complete list of the responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required for this job.

Please apply online: https://careers.mintz.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=3

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Scholarly Communications Librarian, Villanova University, Villanova, PA

Villanova University's Falvey Memorial Library seeks a dynamic, engaging, and collaborative professional to lead the Library's scholarly communication efforts in coordination with internal and external partners. Reporting to the Associate Director of Research Services and Scholarly Engagement, the Scholarly Communications Librarian identifies, develops, and promotes strategic scholarly communication services and programs. The incumbent engages others around scholarly communication issues through outreach, education, training, and collaborative projects. The successful candidate will also be responsible for outreach, information literacy instruction, research support, and collection development in assigned disciplines and programs.

Responsibilities include:

  • Leads the Library's scholarly communication program. Works collaboratively to set directions, manage projects, and educate the Villanova community.
  • Serves as the Library's expert on scholarly communication including, but not limited to, alternative publishing models, intellectual property rights, scholarly visibility and impact, online identity management, and equitable access to the University's scholarly output.
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff. Implements an active and engaging outreach program to ensure awareness of scholarly communication issues and trends among Villanova community. Advocates for community needs to other library staff.
  • Oversees library publication projects such as the Library's Open Journal Systems implementation.
  • Advocates campus-wide for open access.
  • Leads exploration of best practices in documenting and strengthening access to the University's intellectual output.
  • Surveys and assesses community needs for scholarly communication services and programs.
  • Partners with faculty on research projects and course design. Consults with faculty, students, and staff on scholarly communication issues. Creates educational resources on scholarly communication topics.
  • Serves as liaison to one or more academic departments or programs.

 

Qualifications include:

  • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or an advanced degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Clear understanding of academic research and scholarly communication practices.
  • Experience advising others on scholarly communication topics.
  • Demonstrated ability for developing effective and strategic partnerships with members of a diverse community.
  • Ability to effectively articulate complex concepts such as copyright, fair use, and open access.
  • Knowledge of and interest in issues, trends and technologies related to scholarly communication.
  • Experience in successfully managing collaborative projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to design and implement effective training modules/tools.

Nominations and Applications:
To be considered, applicants must submit a cover letter, resume, and list of three references with contact information via the Jobs at Villanova website: jobs.villanova.edu. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Full Job Description and Application: https://jobs.villanova.edu/postings/16742

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Archivist Librarian Senior Assistant, California State University, San Bernardino, CA

Responsibilities include:

  • Leadership and Management - Provides leadership for the selection, description, and preservation of the Archives. Implements policies, procedures, and standards for effective operation and maintenance of the Archives.
  • Collection Department, Processing and Digital Initiatives - Develops and preserves collections. Designs and builds access tools.  Directs work on both preservation and access digitalization. Contributes to the development of the main library collections.
  • Outreach - Promotes the Archives to the campus and local communities.
  • Reference and Instruction - Provides reference and instruction services.
  • Qualified candidates must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and mentoring a diverse student population and to working effectively with faculty, staff and students across a wide range of disciplines.
  • In addition, new faculty are encouraged to develop and participate in activities that support the University's Strategic Plan.  This plan emphasizes: a) student success; b) faculty and staff success; c) stewarding resources; d) community engagement and partnerships; and, e) enhancing the campus identity. CSUSB's Strategic Plan is available at https://www.csusb.edu/strategic-plan.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS, MLIS, or MS degree from an ALA-accreditated program is required by time of appointment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archives/special collections management, archival methodology, preservation techniques, and archives/special collections reference service.
  • Experience describing collections using bibliographic records, finding aids, indexes, etc.
  • Demonstrated awareness and experience understanding the needs of a diverse student population - in age, cultural background, ethnicity, primary language, and academic preparation - through course materials and teaching strategies.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • All tenure-track librarians must engage in the requisite research, creative work, and service to meet the retention, tenure, and promotion standards for faculty at the University.  The library provides support for and fosters intellectual endeavors, and values librarians as faculty with their own research interests.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital content metadata standards.
  • Demonstrated experience with digital repository platforms.
  • Demonstrated experience with digital preservation tools.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Teaching experience.
  • Membership in Academy of Certified Archivists.
  • Experience with donor relations.
  • Supplemental Information

Terms of Appointment:

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with CSU Faculty Bargaining Unit 3.  The appointment rank (Senior Assistant Librarian or Associate Librarian) and salary ($65,364-$85,000) are commensurate with qualifications and experience. We encourage applicants from historically underrepresented and marginalized populations to help us fulfill the library's mission of serving a diverse community. 


In order to secure tenure and promotion, the successful candidate must meet expectations in three areas - Professional Assignments; Research, Scholarly, or Creative Contributions; and University and/or Community Service - as defined by the Faculty Senate Committee, library faculty, and library and division administration.  Benefits: Generous medical, dental and vision benefits, and CalPERS Retirement, as well as Social Security and Medicare.  Support for moving expenses available. 

To apply please submit the following required documents:

1) Curriculum Vita
2) Letter of interest
3) Unofficial copies of graduate work transcripts (official copies will be required prior to appointment).
4) Three letters of recommendation no more than two years old from individuals qualified to comment (although they may refer to events that are older).
5) A Diversity Statement, which may include your interpretation of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and must include specific examples of how your background and your educational and/or professional experiences, have prepared you for this role at California State University, San Bernardino (maximum 1000 words).

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

First consideration will be given to applicants who have completed their files by August 16, 2019.  Position is open until filled.  Inquiries regarding this position may be sent to Barbara Quarton, Chair of the Search Committee, bquarton@csusb.edu.

Information regarding CSUSB's John M. Pfau Library can be found at http://library.csusb.edu/.  If you are interested in this opportunity, we invite you to apply at https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/csusb/jobs/2490635.

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Library Assistant, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library (WFL) is seeking fearless, flexible and fun part-time (16 hours/week) Library Assistants to work in the Circulation Department. Duties include providing excellent customer service at the Main and Branch Libraries, checking in and checking out of library materials; assisting patrons in the use of self-check terminals; shelving materials; shelf-reading; assisting customers at public service desks; filling items on daily paging list; dispensing general information to customers; performing network transfer functions; and other assigned duties. The work schedule may include one evening per week, frequent Saturdays, and one
Sunday per month. The requirements are a High School diploma or equivalent; working knowledge of automated systems; excellent interpersonal, oral communication and customer service skills; and six months of clerical work experience. The hourly rate is $18.69 and the position is not benefit eligible.


To Apply: submit a Town of Wellesley job application or a cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by July 17, 2019. AA/EOE

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Library Director, Westhampton Public Library, Westhampton, MA

Nestled in the center of a Pioneer Valley hilltown, the beautiful nine-year old Westhampton Public Library is seeking to fill a 40 hour/week benefitted Library Director position.This position covers all aspects of library needs. It includes leading a team of a youth services librarian, trained staff volunteers, a custodian, and active patrons.

General Statement of Responsibilities:
The Library Director is responsible for the management and operation of the library and its programs of services in accordance with policies established by the Board of Trustees. The Director supervises all aspects of library operation, including services, staff, budget, programming, community outreach, social media, public relations, and the writing and management of grants.


 Detailed Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:

The Library and the Collection
The Director evaluates and plans all areas of library services to anticipate and meet the needs and interests of the Westhampton community. These needs and interests are evaluated on an ongoing basis and short-and long-range plans for library services are developed based on this evaluation. Other duties of the Director include:

  • Collaborate with the Board of Trustees to develop policies for safe and effective use of the library.
  • Select, train, and supervise library staff and volunteers.
  • Ensure the library's public computers are in working order and able to connect to the internet and print.
  • Evaluate the library's collection on a continuing basis and select additional material in accordance with the library's collection development policy.
  • Orders materials for the adult and young adult collections.
  • Supervise and/or perform processing, cataloging and barcoding of incoming material and entry of the bibliographic records to the C/W Mars database.
  • Supervise and/or perform the weeding, de-accession, and mending of material from the library collection.
  • Ensure that the library complies with C/W Mars agreements, policies and practices.
  • Evaluate donated materials for inclusion in the collection in accordance with the library's collection development policy.
  • Prepare monthly Director's Report, contributes to agenda, and attend monthly Board of Trustees meetings.
  • Inform Board of current problems or issues relating to library services and advises Board in matters that require board action or involvement.


Circulation Services
The Director establishes and evaluates circulation policy and procedures for effectiveness and suitability. The Director trains volunteers and staff in circulation services and schedules staffing of circulation desk. The Director also supervises and/or performs circulation desk activities. These duties include:

  • Check in/out library materials
  • Place holds/ILL requests
  • Perform reference services
  • Shelve materials and shelf read
  • Record patron usage statistics
  • Assist patrons with technology and library use
  • Provide reader's advisory
  • Monitor library and enforces library policies
  • Open/close library as required
  • On-call during library hours

Fiscal Development and Management
The Director pursues funding to support library operations from municipal, state, federal, and other sources and manages municipal budget allocations, grant money, and gifts and Gift Fund. Other fiscal duties of the Director include:

  • Monitor status of spending of library finances in all categories including maintenance/repairs, purchasing, and payroll throughout the year.
  • Prepare payroll and expense warrants for approval by the Board of Trustees and prepare monetary gifts for deposit to Town Treasurer.
  • Participate with the Board in presenting the proposed budget to the Westhampton Finance Committee and Town Meetings.
  • Collect and maintain statistics and complete reports as required for certification by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
  • Actively seek additional grants from local, state, federal, and other sources.
  • Meet with the Friends of the Westhampton Public Library monthly to identify funding needs and develop fundraising ideas.
  • Notify services contractors when repairs or other building maintenance is needed and keep Board of Trustees informed of any problems with the facility.

Public Relations and Library Programming

The Director promotes public awareness of the library, library services and programs. These duties include:

  • Develop and/or approve programs for all ages groups in accordance with community interests and needs and secures funding for programs.
  • Oversee press releases and content and updates social media/website to highlight special events and general library services.
  • Encourage community use and support of the library by attending municipal and civic meetings regarding objectives and activities of the library.
  • Work with the Friends of the Westhampton Public Library to support their activities and inform them of library needs.


Qualifications (MLBC Requirements):

An ALA accredited MLS or MLIS degree is strongly preferred, however applicants with a Bachelor's degree and other qualifications may be considered. Administrative and supervisory experience at a public library is strongly preferred as are strong written and oral communication skills.

Applicants must have a pleasant personality and demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others and must possess a thorough knowledge of library administration including finance management of all fund types, preparation and management of annual budget and procurement, personnel administration, grant writing, strategic planning, technology and public relations as outlined in the job description.

The Director should also possess the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with trustees, Friends, library staff and volunteers, town officials and the general public. The Director should also have:

  • Considerable knowledge of the principles and practice of public library functions, including collection management, circulation services, and programming.
  • Experience with and knowledge of automatic library systems, knowledge of and ability to use computers and software to conduct database searches, spreadsheet management, word processing, and cataloging.

Please click https://www.westhampton-ma.com/westhampton-public-library/news/westhampton-public-library-director-position-openingto view complete job description.


Apply: Resume and cover letter may be sent via email or post to westhamptonreads@gmail.com or Anne Marie O'Reilly, Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road, Westhampton MA 01027. Application deadline is July 15, 2019.

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Call for Papers: Library Trends

Call for Papers: Library Trends
Special Issue: Family Matters: Mapping Information Phenomena Within the Context of the Family
Guest Editors: Nicole Dalmer, PhD and Sarah Barriage, PhD

Description:
This special issue centers on family-focused library and information science (LIS) research, drawing attention to the ways in which conducting research in this context is useful in extending our understanding of theoretical concepts and methodological approaches within our field. Family-focused research can take many forms, including collecting data with multiple members of the same family, examining individuals' perspectives of the actions and influences of their family members, and/or conceptualizing a phenomenon of interest as being rooted within the family unit. Families in this context are broadly defined, and can be made up of both biological and non-biological relationships.

Scholars taking up family-focused research have the ability to investigate a myriad of intersecting topics that inform LIS research and practice, including: the role of technologies, the impact of relationships and emotional ties on information practices, information mediaries, the role of information in maintaining health and wellbeing, all while having the ability to investigate these topics from an intersectional lens, taking into account, for example, the impact of culture, geography, gender, race, and class on families' (or specific family members') information practices.

Studying information phenomena within the context of the family acknowledges that individuals do not live nor act within a vacuum, but that their actions, thoughts, and activities are influenced by the complex (and sometimes complicated) relationships with the family members with whom they share much time and daily life experiences. Families also serve as an interesting site for studying information phenomena given the shifting social structure of "the family", attributed to detraditionalization and individualization as well as changes in demographics and familial geographic displacement. As such, this special issue is of timely relevance for a number of individuals in LIS, including practitioners, students, and researchers.

Potential articles within this theme might address the following:

  • Tracing the evolution of family in library and information science research
  • Challenges of intergenerational family research
  • Proposing theoretical constructs for studying families' information practices
  • Systematic overview of methods used in family-focused research
  • Comparing the study of "the family" with the study of other groups of individuals (members of political organizations, clubs, employees, etc.)
  • Examining the impact of relationships on information sharing and information withholding amongst family members
  • Strategies for managing families' personal health information
  • Changing trends in families' use of public libraries
  • Intergenerational use of information and communication technologies
  • Rethinking information mediaries within the context of the family


Final articles should be between 4,000 and 10,000 words, not including references and supplementary material. For more information, see the Library Trends author instructions at https://www.press.jhu.edu/journals/library-trends/author-instructions.

Timeline:
Submission deadline for abstracts (no more than 700 words): November 15, 2019
Notification of acceptance decisions: by January 10, 2020
Initial full papers due: July 15, 2020
Review comments sent to authors: by November 30, 2020
Final manuscripts due: April 1, 2021
Publication: Fall 2021 (Volume 70 Issue 2 of Library Trends)

Abstracts and any inquiries should be sent to the guest editors, Nicole Dalmer and Sarah Barriage via email (nicoledalmer@trentu.ca and sarahbarriage@gmail.com).

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Assistant Director for Technology, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

The Brookline Public Library, a member of the Minuteman Library Network, is a vital community center, with a main library and two branch libraries that boast some of the highest circulation numbers in the State. We are seeking a technology professional to provide leadership and technical expertise in the selection, development, and implementation of library information technologies.


Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Library Director, the Assistant Director for Technology will be responsible for the integration and maintenance of all automated systems and equipment, including software, hardware technical support to staff and patrons; technical services and circulation operations and supervision of up to 10 full time librarians, interns and volunteers. Manages capital and repair budget for library technologies; acts as Minuteman Library Network Technical Coordinator, and serves as the library's web master. Strong social media and marketing skills and a highly developed awareness and understanding of emerging technologies. Works closely with Town and Public School administration to coordinate and leverage shared services and technology service and support offerings.


Qualifications:

Masters in Library Science from an A.L.A.-accredited institution preferred; supplemented by additional training in library technology, Microsoft Certification and Cisco certification preferred, computer hardware and network maintenance, and desktop applications; five years of experience in a library environment with at least two years of related supervisory experience. Significant experience with personal computers and library automation systems required. Ability to deal with all members of the public in a courteous and tactful manner; work with a high level of detail; prioritize multiple tasks and to deal effectively with interruptions. Strong leadership skills and the ability to identify and to analyze complex issues and develop appropriate recommendations.


Salary: DOQ $83-$94K, plus generous benefits.


Apply: Resume and cover letter by July 19, 2019 to https://brooklinema.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/5518ff68-4f25-7e89-d424-7a72f935f538/apply?source=1076512-CS-27260

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Public Services Coordinator, St. Paul's School, Concord, NH

Job Title: Public Services Coordinator
Status: Non-exempt, 40 hours per week, 48 weeks per year
Department: Library
Reports To: Library Director


Summary:

Identifies and implements library engagement and collaboration initiatives, supports library programming, reference, and public services initiatives, and acts as the emerging technology liaison for the library to other departments. Works throughout the school on initiatives that contribute to student, faculty and staff engagement with the library and creatin an inclusive library program. Provides excellent public services, including reference and technology support. Completes some circulation tasks, including holds, reserves, and interlibrary loan. While school in in session, this is an evening and weekend position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating outreach and engagement initiatives in collaboration with other members of the library staff, as well as with a wide range of stakeholders throughout the community, such as academic support, information technology, faculty, and other school departments.
  • Supporting and contributing to library programming, reference, and instruction initiatives, under the direction of appropriate library staff
  • Developing and sustaining collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff in support of community engagement with the library
  • Conducting library instruction and orientation sessions
  • Developing strategies for engaging underrepresented communities in the library
  • Participating in collection development
  • Acting as the emerging technology laision for the library to other departments
  • Training library staff in the use of emerging technology tools
  • Supporting circulation and public services functions, including overseeing interlibrary loan services, including trips to the State Library to pick up and drop off materials; overseeing course reserves, including liaising with academic departments and the school bookstore; and pulling materials with holds on a regular basis and maintaining the hold shelf

Service Desk
The following responsibilities common to all staff are superimposed upon the work outlined in the above job description. Please note that while each Ohrstrom Library employee staffs the service desk for approximately 15 hours per week, they are required to multi-task, e.g. attending to immediate patron and building needs while simultaneously performing a wide range of position-specific work. Service desk responsibilities include:

  • Assisting directly with a wide range of circulation desk operations, including: checking materials in and out, placing holds and recalls on items in various formats; locating library materials; directing patrons. 
  • Employing strong customer service and communication skills, including: answering general reference questions; assisting students and faculty with navigating Ohrstrom Library's web page; referring specialized requests to appropriate library staff as necessary.  
  • Responding to informational requests requiring strong familiarity with Ohrstrom Library's and St. Paul's School's policies, practices, and procedures.  
  • Employing strong organizational and interpersonal skills and good judgment, investing special attention to the security and well-being of students; monitoring student behavior to ensure appropriate building use and compliance with rules; facilitating study conditions during specified evening hours; remaining vigilant to visitors and their appropriate interactions with students and use of the library; proactively responding to building emergencies by preparing work order requests or contacting Facilities as necessary.
  • Contributing fully on a pre-determined schedule to the detailed and critical opening and closing procedures for the library each morning and evening.

Qualification Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree; Master's degree in education, library science, or related discipline preferred
  • At least two years' experience in a library setting. Experience in an academic or school library is preferred.
  • At least two years of demonstrated effective library outreach, engagement, or instruction
  • Knowledge and experience in meeting the needs of students and faculty in a variety of subject areas
  • Self-motivation, flexibility, strong problem-solving, written, and oral communication skills
  • Initiative and the ability to conceive and carry out projects on a deadline, including managing multiple responsibilities and effectively responding to the needs of a campus community that makes heavy demands on library services
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail
  • Excellent customer service skills and a demonstrated commitment to excellent service to a diverse group of users, both internal and external
  • Demonstrated interest in working with adolescents
  • Strong computer skills and ability to find and learn new programs independently
  • Ability to think critically, analyze problems, and develop and implement creative solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

To Apply: please email resume to work@sps.edu

 Full Job Posting: https://www.sps.edu/about-sps/employment/job-postings

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Public Services Assistant, St. Paul's School, Concord, NH

Job Title: Public Services Assistant
Status: Non-exempt, 8-10 hours per week, school year
Department: Library
Reports To: Library Director


Summary:

Provides reference, reader's advisory, technology training, and other assistance to library patrons. Supports circulation and cataloging tasks, including holds, reserves, shelving. This is a part-time evening and weekend position.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assisting directly with a wide range of circulation desk operations, including: checking materials in and out, placing holds and recalls on items in various formats; locating library materials; directing patrons. 
  • Employing strong customer service and communication skills, including: answering general reference questions; assisting students and faculty with navigating Ohrstrom Library's web page; referring specialized requests to appropriate library staff as necessary.  
  • Responding to informational requests requiring strong familiarity with Ohrstrom Library's and St. Paul's School's policies, practices, and procedures.  
  • Employing strong organizational and interpersonal skills and good judgment, investing special attention to the security and well-being of students; monitoring student behavior to ensure appropriate building use and compliance with rules; facilitating study conditions during specified evening hours; remaining vigilant to visitors and their appropriate interactions with students and use of the library; proactively responding to building emergencies by preparing work order requests or contacting Facilities as necessary.
  • Contributing fully on a pre-determined schedule to the detailed and critical opening and closing procedures for the library
  • This position requires some scheduled weekend and evening hours
  • Assists with programs
  • Assists with weeding and other collection projects
  • Assists in training and managing student proctors
  • Creates and assists with book displays
  • Shelves materials

Qualification Requirements:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with  disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree and one year of library experience, or any combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Outstanding organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, produce detailed work, and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • A highly collaborative working style
  • Excellent customer service skills and a demonstrated commitment to excellent service to a diverse group of users, both internal and external
  • Strong computer skills and ability to find and learn new programs independently
  • Ability to work collegially in small groups and a team environment
  • Ability to think critically, analyze problems, and develop and implement creative solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills

To Apply: please email resume to work@sps.edu


 Full Job Posting: https://www.sps.edu/about-sps/employment/job-postings

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Director - Undergrad-Faculty Research Partnerships, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Job Description and Application:https://brandeis.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Jobs/job/Brandeis---Waltham-Campus/Director--Undergrad-Faculty-Research-Partnerships_R0000635

Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, the Director of Undergraduate-Faculty Research Partnerships will collaborate with senior leadership to expand the availability of independent research for undergraduates working with faculty during the academic year and the summer.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Increase the visibility of existing undergraduate research at the university
  • Works with the Division Heads and department chairs to develop a strategic plan to support the growth of undergraduates-faculty research partnerships.
  • Establishes relationships and educates faculty and undergraduates across Arts & Sciences on how to approach research partnerships. Provides systematic mentoring to students in research partnerships and faculty looking to begin partnering with students. Develops a structured approach to matching students and faculty, supporting them during the semester/summer, and assessing the effectiveness of their matches. This includes developing new project with faculty that will accommodate undergraduates and benefit faculty (possibly pursuing grants to fund these)
  • Partners with stakeholders across campus (in the Library, the Center for Teaching and Learning, Academic Services, Human Subjects Review, etc.) to provide student research assistants the basic training required for their research positions.
  • Creates and keep up to date a web portal that centralizes the resources and opportunities available for students and faculty in partnerships and highlights models of successful partnerships. Pilots ways to ensure equity in the distribution of these opportunities across students.
  • Develops an annual research symposium to highlight student-faculty partnerships on campus and connects students to off-campus research conferences in which they can share their work.
  • Partners with Corporate & Foundation Relations and Institutional Advancement to develop materials required for grant applications and individual fund-raising.
  • Explores avenues for collaboration with other research institutions in the Boston area that would provide additional research opportunities for students.


Qualifications:

  • A PhD and 3-5 years related experience in higher education, including student and faculty facing work.
  • Experience writing grants
  • Experience developing initiatives and bringing them to production
  • Ability to productively interact with faculty and students, run workshop or classroom sessions, and use websites and social media to promote a program.
  • Demonstrated experience working across-disciplines and across academic units.

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Library Assistant/Shelver, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

The New England Historic Genealogical Society has an opening for a part-time Library Assistant/Shelver at its Newbury Street Research Library. This position is responsible for the shelving of library materials, shifting and maintenance of library stacks to make the best use of space, and other projects within the Collection Services Department. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about library technical services, and to gain experience in copy cataloging and digital collections.

  • Regularly shelve materials from designated locations within the library. This includes books and microform materials.
  • Shift and maintain library stacks, including major shifting projects and regular straightening up of stacks.
  • Shelf read library stacks to maintain proper call number order of books.
  • Search for missing books.
  • Assist with tasks in Collection Services department which may include:
    • Reclassifying books and updating records
    • Enhancing records in Millennium by including the addition of links to e-books and other online resources.
    • Scanning materials for addition to Digital Collections database.
    • Processing books (labeling, stamping, adding security strips)
    • Searching library catalog to compare holdings with donated materials
    • Other duties as needed


Skills and qualifications:

  • Some education in Library and Information Science preferred.
  • Experience working in a library setting
  • Excellent computer and problem-solving skills along with an active interest in new technologies
  • Familiarity with library operations, online catalogs and Library of Congress classification system
  • Professional, dependable, flexible, and constructive work ethic.
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Pay: $15.00/hour, 12 hours per week.


To Apply please send letter and resume to:
Anne Meringolo
Collection Services Manager
New England Historic Genealogical Society
Anne.Meringolo@nehgs.org

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Knowledge Management Specialist, L.E.K. Consulting, Boston, MA

Job Description:
The Knowledge Management Specialist plays a key role in supporting L.E.K's ability to deliver outstanding results for our clients in the Consumer and Tech, Media, and Telecom (TMT) sectors. Knowledge Management (KM) is critical to capture the best of our consulting staff's individual and collective expertise and to make it available to the broader firm. The KM Specialist will work closely with members of the KM team as well as the Consumer and TMT sector heads and strategy personnel to help package, develop and deliver IP content, which will have a direct impact on the sales, marketing and delivery capability of the firm.

Responsibilities:

  • Identifies and captures key information from client development and case team efforts including industry insights, strategic frameworks, case examples, tools and templates
  • Coordinates across KM team and Consumer and TMT sector specialists to identify sector content priorities and work as a team to capture and codify materials
  • Maintains practice areas site(s) on L.E.K. intranet ensuring most recent tools, templates, and insights are represented; identifies content gaps
  • Helps develop credentials/materials on key topics across various sectors to support client development and sales & marketing efforts
  • Acts as a champion for KM and promote continued enhancements in process, content, and IP best practices across the firm
  • Creates and package content and insights in a manner consistent with L.E.K.'s standards


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Experience in professional services firm preferred
  • Excellent written/verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • The ability to engage with stakeholders at all levels of the business
  • Energy, enthusiasm and drive to create a positive working relationship with the business and the team
  • Ability to multi-task, incorporating good organizational skills and flexibility
  • Proven technical awareness and commercial astuteness


Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess eligibility to work in the United States

L.E.K. Consulting offers a competitive compensation and benefits package

L.E.K Consulting is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Apply here: https://lek.tal.net/vx/lang-en-GB/mobile-0/appcentre-2/brand-2/xf-aa48746c2255/candidate/so/pm/1/pl/6/opp/1773-Knowledge-Management-Specialist/en-GB

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Adult Services & Outreach Librarian, Goffstown Public Library, Goffstown, NH

Grade/Classification: Non-exempt hourly professional; full-time, 40-hours per week that includes evenings and Saturdays. 6-month trial period and performance reviews conducted at 6-months and annually thereafter. Annual pay increases based on performance

Hiring Range: $21.99-$22.54 per hour

Benefits: Includes paid vacation and sick time after 6-month trial period is successfully completed.  Employees enjoy a schedule of paid holidays throughout the year. This position includes health insurance and retirement benefits.

Job Summary: The Adult Services & Outreach Librarian plans and implements adult programming and outreach services to the community, under the direction of the Library Director, and in conjunction with other staff. Provides assistance to the public for their information needs, including the usage of digital and electronic services. Assists in collection maintenance and selection of the adult collections. Significant interaction with the public.  Represents the library in the community; provides individualized home-based services/delivery as assigned and as time and resources allow.

Deadline: open until filled; interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. Send resume, cover letter and three references to: Dianne Hathaway, Library Director, Goffstown Public Library, 2 High Street, Goffstown, NH 03045

More information at:  www.goffstownlibrary.com/employment

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Call for Papers: AIS Transactions on Human-Computer Interaction

AIS Transactions on HCI (THCI)
Special issue on AI Fairness, Trust and Ethics


Submission Deadline: Full papers due February 15, 2020


AI is rapidly changing every aspect of our society from how we conduct business, socialize and exercise. AI has amplified our productivity as well as biases. John Giannandrea, who leads AI at Google, recently lamented in the MIT Technology Review that the dangers posed by the ability of AI systems to learn human prejudices were far greater than those posed by killer-robots. This phenomenon is problematic because AI systems are making millions of decisions every minute many of which are invisible to the users and incomprehensible to the designers. Their opaqueness is a significant cause of worry and leaves many unanswered questions.

Fairness, Trust and Ethics are at the core of many of the issues underlying the implications of AI. Fairness is undermined when managers rely blindly on "objective" AI outputs to "augment" or replace their decision making. Managers often ignore the limitations of their assumptions and the relevance of the data that was used to train and test AI models, resulting in bias decisions that are hard to detect or appeal. Trust is undercut, when AI is used to render false or misleading images of individuals saying or doing things that are simply not true. These false images are making it difficult for society to trust what they see or hear. Ethical challenges are presented when decisions used by AI lead to further inequalities in the society. Examples include: displaced workers and shortages of affordable housing due to rental apartments and housing units being diverted to higher paying Airbnb short term vacationers.

Despite the potential transformative effects, research on AI in the Information Systems field is still scarce, and as a result, our knowledge on the impacts of AI are still far from conclusive. Yet, it is very important from the business and technical perspective that we research and examine issues of fairness, trust and ethics with AI. This examination is critical as issues of fairness, trust and ethics lie at the heart of addressing the new challenges facing the development and use of AI throughout our society. This is especially true, as there has been a rapid increase in the number of applications of AI in an ever increasing number of new areas. In all, AI has the potential to disrupt and dramatically change the interactions between humans and technologies.

This Special Issue on AI Fairness, Trust and Ethics calls for research that can unpack the potential, challenges, impacts, and theoretical implications of AI. We welcome research from different perspectives regardless of the approach or methodology. Submissions with novel theoretical implications that span disciplines are strongly encouraged. We seek submissions that can improve our understanding about the impacts of AI in organizations and our broader society.

Potential topics include (but are not limited to):

    Defining fair, ethical and trustworthy AI
    Antecedents and consequents for fair, ethical and trustworthy AI
    Designing, implementing and deploying fair, ethical and trustworthy AI
    Theories of fair, ethical and trustworthy AI
    Policy and governance for fair, ethical and trustworthy AI
    Appropriate and inappropriate applications of AI
    Legal responsibilities for decisions made by AI
    AI biases
    AI algorithm transparency - how to improve
    The dark side of AI
    AI equality vs AI equity
    Implications of unfair, unethical and untrustworthy AI


Key Dates:
Optional one page abstract submissions: Oct 1, 2019
Selected abstracts invited for poster presentations at Pre-ICIS 2019 SIGHCI workshop on Dec 15, 2019
First round submissions: Feb 15, 2020
First round decisions: April 15, 2020
Second round submissions: July 15, 2020
Second round decisions to authors: Sep 15, 2020
Third and final round submissions: November 1, 2020
Final decisions to authors: November 15, 2020
Targeted publication date: December 31, 2020

To submit a manuscript, read the "Information for Authors" and "THCI Policy" pages, then go to http://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/thci.

Contact:
All questions about submissions should be emailed to: AIS-THCI-AI-FTE-SI-requests@umich.edu.


Link to Full Description: Call For Papers: Special issue on AI Fairness, Trust and Ethics

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Cornell University is advertising for a two-year fixed-term early career position as electronic resources librarian. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work with a great group of individuals in the Cornell University Library, and learn about implementing FOLIO, the new open source library platform, along with all aspects of electronic resources management in a complex academic research environment. The position offers a competitive salary, benefits, funding for work-related travel, and an inclusive, welcoming work environment.

 More information is available at http://bit.ly/CUL-EResources. Applications will be accepted until July 26.

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Library Technician, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

The Acquisitions unit at Oregon State University Libraries and Press is looking for someone to join a fast-paced, hardworking team where providing a high standard of quality customer service is expected at all times.  If you are someone who enjoys working with customers, making purchases, has strong communication skills, enjoys problem solving, and meets the minimum qualifications, then you may be the perfect fit in the Library Technician 3 position.

Some of the key minimum required qualifications include:

  • Minimum of two-years' experience using OCLC, Primo, and Alma ILS to create and manage Alma records.
  • Hands-on experience of Microsoft Suite and/or document sharing suites (i.e. Google Suite, Box, etc.). 
  • Experience working in a consortium library. 
  • One-year of experience directing, training and reviewing of student workers' responsibilities. 
  • Experience leading projects. 


OSU offers great benefits for their employees. The monthly salary for this union-supported position is limited to the range of $2825 -$4259. Starting salary is commensurate with experience, and is not negotiable outside of the noted range.

To apply, please visit: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/79529 Posting number: P02272CT

Applications will be accepted through July 26, 2019. Full consideration date (when we will start reviewing applications) is July 19, 2019.   

OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.   

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Records and Accessioning Archivist, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Description:
 Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) supports the teaching and research mission of Tufts University by ensuring the enduring preservation and accessibility of the university's permanently valuable records and collections. DCA assists departments, faculty, and staff in managing records and other assets. DCA collaborates with members of the Tufts community and others to develop tools to discover and access collections to support teaching, research, and administrative needs in addition to providing reference and instruction services.

The Records and Accessioning Archivist plays a key role in the DCA's archival accessioning, processing, and collection stewardship activities and has primary responsibility for accessioning both physical and digital collection material and facilitating the management of collection documentation files for DCA. The Records and Accessioning Archivist serves as a primary point of contact for departments and offices at the university seeking to transfer records to the University Archives. In transferring new material, the Records and Accessioning Archivist records information about provenance, original order, or context of creation gained during communications with the donor. The Records and Accessioning Archivist creates or oversees creation of initial collection-level description for all holdings, ensuring responsible administrative and physical control and basic intellectual access for all material at time of accession, and providing the infrastructure upon which any future archival work will be built.

Accessioning and Collections Management

  • Manage physical and/or electronic transfer of all incoming records to DCA.
  • Acknowledge transfers and donations to DCA and communicate with records creators.
  • Accession all incoming collections material, including appraisal, basic stabilization, and description, ensuring that newly accessioned material is available within a reasonable timeframe.
  • Participate in collection assessment surveys and analysis and process collections as time permits.
  • Schedule and manage Iron Mountain retrievals and refiles, track off-site boxes while on-site at DCA.
  • Collaborate with Digital Archivist on scheduling of web crawls and Archive-It strategy.

Collection Development Activities

  • Participate in collection development activities, particularly for university publications, course materials, and records of student organizations.
  • Advise departments and students groups on recordkeeping and metadata practices.

Reference

  • Respond to high priority reference questions from University offices.
  • Manage file requests (physical and digital) and loans for offices University-wide (primarily Medford and Boston campuses) and related tracking and monitoring.


Participate in Departmental Planning and Other Activities

  • Supervise graduate and undergraduate students on accessioning or other related projects.
  • Participate in general planning and policy development in the support of DCA strategic directions.
  • Participate in Tufts committees related to primary job assignment.


Qualifications
 Basic Requirements:

  • ALA-accredited MLS with concentration in archives management or equivalent experience
  • 1-3 years of related experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice, including experience processing archival records
  • Knowledge of relevant standards for archival description including DACS, EAD and EAC-CPF, and familiarity with other metadata standards
  • Excellent supervisory and organizational skills and ability to plan, coordinate, and implement complex projects
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a variety of staff in a rapidly changing environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in an active university records program

Salary Range: mid-60s to low 70s

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement.   

Primary Location : United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville

Please apply at: https://tufts.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=19001514

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Library Director, Blaisdell Memorial Library, Nottingham, NH

The Board of Trustees of the Blaisdell Memorial Library in Nottingham, NH is seeking an energetic, self-motivated, creative individual with excellent interpersonal, outreach, and technology skills to serve as its Library Director. The Director performs professional and administrative duties across a full range of library services including personnel management, budget preparation, collection development, community relations, social media promotion, and facility maintenance.


The right candidate will have library work experience, strong knowledge of and skills with emerging technologies and applications in library services, collection and program development, personnel and financial management, strategic planning, and organizational skills. The candidate should also demonstrate excellent interpersonal abilities in regard to leadership, communication, and public relations.


The Blaisdell Memorial Library is located in interior Rockingham County, 15 miles from the University of New Hampshire, with easy access to major highways, exceptional natural resources, and a wide range of recreational opportunities. "The library serves a community of just under 5,000 residents, has 3,000 patrons, an annual circulation of over 30,000 from its collection of approximately 19,000 items, and hosts a variety of programs for children, teens, and adults."

An accredited MLS/MLIS plus 3 years professional library experience is preferred, with at least 1 year in a supervisory position. In lieu of a MLS/MLIS, a combination of professional library experience and 3+ years working as a professional educator is also deemed preferential. Further, participation in library organizations/programs also demonstrates commitment to the profession and will be viewed favorably. This is a full-time, 40-hour/week position with a salary range of $46,000 - $50,000, plus benefits.

The position is open until filled.


To apply, please email a letter of interest, resumé, and three current professional references to: blaisdellml@comcast.net, to the attention of Susan Medeiros, Board of Trustees.


In closing, if you devour books, movies, music, and the arts... if you are hoping to lead a vibrant public library at the heart of a supportive community... and if you love serving the needs of many regular, enthusiastic patrons of all ages... then please consider applying!

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Senior Administrative Assistant, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

The University of New Hampshire has an opening for a Senior Administrative Assistant in the Dean's Office.  This position serves as the primary contact/support person for the Dean of the Library and the Library's Leadership Team and performs a variety of duties in support of Library administration.    Working closely with Library and other colleagues across campus, this position provides excellent customer service to external and internal audiences through efficient office operations. 

 

This role requires knowledge of administrative office practices and procedures, a high degree of discretion, diplomacy and good judgment, the ability to communicate effectively and foster a cooperative work environment.

 

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin , sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

 

For a full job description and application process, please visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/33170.   Review of applications will begin immediately.

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Call for Papers: Research Applications in Information and Library Studies (RAILS), Canberra, AU

In response to a number of requests, the call for papers for this conference has been extended to 15th July 2019. Please consider submitting. Details below.

RAILS is the Australasian conference on Research Applications in Information and Library Studies. It is the main gathering in Australasia for academic and practitioner researchers and educators in information studies and related disciplines, including librarianship, archival science, and social and community informatics. RAILS has been held annually since 2004. The 15th RAILS conference will be hosted by the School of Information Studies of Charles Sturt University and held at CSU's Canberra Campus from 28-29 October 2019. The conference will also incorporate the Australasian Information Educators' Symposium (AIES) 2019. The conference will be held immediately after the ASIST 2019 Conference in Melbourne, Australia. Please consider submitting a paper.

Theme: Towards Critical Information Research, Education and Practice
Location: St Mark's National Theological Centre, 15 Blackall St, Barton, CANBERRA ACT.
Conference dates: 28-29 October 2019
Submission deadline: 30 June 2019 15 July 2019
Acceptance notification: 31 July 2019

The full call for papers is here: https://railsconference.com/rails-2019/call-for-papers-2019/

@2019RAILS #RAILS2019

 

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Per Diem Community Engagement and Dialogue Catalyst (4 openings), Dedham Public Library, Dedham, MA

Type: Per Diem
Salary/Pay Rate: $19.95/hour
Deadline to Apply: 07/02/2019

Position Information:
The Dedham Public Library is a rapidly evolving and highly adaptable public service organization, deeply committed to delivering a phenomenal user experience.

The library is seeking enthusiastic, self-motivated individuals to provide superior customer service and maintain community engagement and dialogue in support of library services as well as assist with the execution of programs, services and civic exhibitions for the community. This position reports directly to the Acting Director, working closely with the rest of the library team at both the Main Library and the Endicott Branch.

Hours: Up to 19 hours/week, including nights and weekends
Number of Openings: 4

How to Apply:
Please send your application, cover letter and resume to recruiting@dedham-ma.gov with the subject line, "Library Per Diem Community Engagement & Dialogue Catalyst." Applications will be accepted until Tuesday, July 2, 2019.

Download the employment application here.

The Town of Dedham is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V and does not discriminate based on race, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual preference or any other legally protected status.

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Information Governance Assistant, Ropes & Gray, Boston, MA

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.

JOB SUMMARY:
As a valued member of the Information Governance (IG) team, you will join a highly skilled and motivated team of IG professionals. We are looking for someone to assist in the operation of a centralized system of maintenance for the firm's client files: organize, collect, and file all incoming related work; retrieve and distribute files upon request; update the Records Management database (IRM); scan documents as required; assist with special departmental assignments as needed.


DAY IN THE LIFE OF AN INFORMATION GOVERNANCE ASSISTANT:

  • Enter information into Records Management database (IRM)
  • Properly file and account for all records following specific department/firm procedures; edit existing records as required
  • Prepare new files
  • Transfer inactive files to the warehouse
  • Prepare boxes for offsite storage; retrieve boxes as required
  • Research information on file history, activity, etc.
  • Work on our team as a customer service representative
  • Solve problems and ensure compliance with department procedures
  • Track, organize, and retrieve files from central Records Department or warehouse
  • Assist Information Governance Analyst with the attorney departure process
  • Ensure proper filing of attorney email in firm document management system
  • Participate in team meetings and professional development
  • Assist Information Governance Mobility Specialist with review and release of designated client records (physical and electronic) for transfer out of the firm
  • Assist Information Governance Disposition Specialist with review and possible disposition of client and firm information per established policies and procedures
  • Contribute to the overall success of the local and firm-wide IG team
  • Train new and existing employees
  • Perform other work-related duties as assigned


SKILLS YOU CAN CONTRIBUTE TO THE TEAM:

  • Organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under time constraints
  • Receive and follow instructions effectively from internal and external clients
  • Follow up and follow through
  • Accomplish a task thoroughly with concern for all aspects, no matter how small
  • Interact effectively with all levels of personnel including attorneys, management staff, and support team using all forms of communication
  • Creative andproactive problem-solving within department policies and procedures
  • Successfully contribute in a team environment
  • Show poise, flexibility, and maintain a professional manner in all situations
  • Communicate effectively with people and handle issues through to resolution
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Work in a multi-office environment
  • Succeed in a culturally and educationally diverse environment


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • One year of office experience preferred including data entry, records filing and related duties; law firm experience a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office
  • iManage Records Manager (IRM) experience desired
  • Experience with iManage/FileSite or similar electronic document management system preferred
  • Experience working with electronic records system preferred
  • Familiarity with records/document retention procedures preferred
  • Familiarity with incoming and outgoing records transfer procedures preferred

APPLY: Click here for full job description and application.

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Assistant Curator of Early Books and Manuscripts, Houghton Library - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Houghton Library seeks an innovative, collaborative, and user-centered Assistant Curator to support building, managing, and promoting use of the Library's pre-1800 collections, with a particular emphasis on early manuscripts. The position offers the opportunity to work with the collections of a world-class rare book and manuscript library, and to inspire broad and creative use of those collections among existing and as-yet untapped audiences. The incumbent will perform a range of curatorial, outreach, and administrative functions and will actively collaborate with all areas of the Library's work, including Public Services, Technical Services, Scholarly and Public Programs, and other curatorial departments.

 

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

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Acquisitions Assistant for Records Management/Archives, Countway Library at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

The Center for the History of Medicine (https://www.countway.harvard.edu/center-history-medicine), Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, is currently seeking applications for one (1) Acquisitions Assistant for Records Management/Archives position (14 hours per week) to provide survey, acquisitions, and accessioning support for acquiring and managing records generated by Harvard Medical School, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  Under the supervision of the Longwood Medical Area Records Manager/Archivist, the Acquisitions Assistant for Records Management/Archives will: help survey, pack, and transport University records for transfer to the Center; generate preliminary descriptions for accessioning and accessing record series, such as box and folder lists and MARC records; assist with Harvard Depository client requests (box retrieval, refile requests); and other tasks as assigned.


Requirements:

Completion of one or more classes in an ALA-accredited academic program and/or M.A. program with an archival concentration. Flexibility, versatility, and tolerance for change are essential, as is the ability to both work independently and collaborate in team environments. LHTs are required to periodically move and lift heavy cartons up to 40 pounds and spend significant time at a keyboard.  Employees must also be tolerant of library-related allergens.

 

Compensation: $15.00/hour.

 

Appointment is for six months from the date of hire with the possibility of renewal for up to eighteen months.

 

Interested parties should submit, via email, a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Emily R. Novak Gustainis, Deputy Director, at emily_gustainis@hms.harvard.edu. The deadline for applications is Friday, July 19, 2019.

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Call for Submissions, iConference 2020, Borås, Sweden

Call for Submissions for iConference 2020, Borås, Sweden, March 23-26, 2020


Conference website: https://ischools.org/iConference
Conference submission site: https://www.conftool.com/iconference2020
Conference e-mail: iconf2020@hb.se


We are now accepting submissions for iConference 2020, the fifteenth annual iConference, which will take place in Borås, Sweden, March 23-26, 2020. iConference 2020 is jointly hosted by the University of Borås, Sweden, and Oslo Metropolitan University, Norway.

WHAT The iConference brings together scholars, researchers and professionals addressing critical information issues in contemporary society. The iConference pushes the boundaries of information studies, explores core concepts and ideas, and creates new technological and conceptual configurations - all shaping interdisciplinary discourses. Visit our website for more information, including sample topics and links to past proceedings: https://ischools.org/iConference/


THEME The iConference 2020 invites papers on all current critical information issues.Contributions within the theme of sustainable digital communities are particularly encouraged. Participants are invited to discuss sustainability from ethical, social, ecological, economic and technological perspectives. This includes trusting communities, equality, openness, privacy, cultural heritage and access to digital worlds. What are the consequences of the seemingly limitless expansion of production, processing and storage of information?


WHERE The conference takes place in Borås, Sweden. Borås is one of Scandinavia's key fashion and textile cities. It has deep-rooted historical links to the textile industry, combined with a contemporary artistic and cultural vibe, including a significant street art collection. The conference will be set in the city centre with easy access to hotels, restaurants, shops, the University and public transport.

ISCHOOLS The iConference is presented by the iSchools (https://ischools.org/), a worldwide association of information schools dedicated to advancing the information field and preparing students and scholars to meet the information challenges of the 21st Century. Affiliation with the iSchools is not required - all information scholars, researchers, and professionals are welcome at the iConference.

TRACKS As always, the iConference will include rigorously peer-reviewed Full- and Short Research Papers and Posters, as well as Workshops and Sessions for Interaction and Engagement (SIEs), interspersed with various venues for networking. This conference will include a Visions track with papers that present ideas and visions that stimulate the iSchools research community to pursue new directions. The Doctoral Student Colloquium and the Early Career Colloquium will encourage early-career researchers to engage with other scholars for discussions and sharing their research. The Student Symposium will provide an opportunity for students to present their work and expand their networks. Visit our program page for quick access to all tracks: https://ischools.org/2020-Program


PUBLISHING Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science Series will publish full and short research papers in the conference proceedings, which will be indexed by major services such as Web of Science and Scopus. Full and short research papers can simultaneously be posted as green open access to a repository. Posters and Visions papers will be deposited in the open-access Illinois Digital Environment for Access to Learning and Scholarship (IDEALS) repository. Other submissions will be archived on the conference website.


IMPORTANT LINKS

Please note that the links have been updated as a result of the new iSchools website.

SUBMISSION INFORMATION
All submissions must be in English using the templates and/or formats described on our website. All work should be original and not previously published. Complete guidelines can be found on our website's track pages https://ischools.org/iConference/


Submission dates
Full and Short Research Papers submissions due: September 16, 2019
Posters, Visions, Workshops, SIE submissions due: September 23, 2019
Doctoral Colloquium and Early Career Colloquium submissions due: September 23, 2019
Student Symposium submissions due: October 15, 2019
Doctoral Dissertation Award nominations due: October 15, 2019
Notification of acceptance
Generally: mid-November 2019
Workshops notifications: mid-October, 2019
Doctoral Dissertation Award notifications: mid-December, 2019


CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS
See list and contact information of organizers and track chairs here:
https://ischools.org/2020-Organizers

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User Experience and Web Services Librarian, UMASS Amherst, Amherst, MA

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative User Experience and Web Services Librarian. Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Library Technology, this position is instrumental in developing, implementing and assessing user interfaces in support of all departments in the library.  It functions as part of a collaborative, user oriented team that supports library information systems and infrastructure.  It also contributes to the overall Library Technology Services support effort.

Example of Duties:

  1. Take a lead role in collaborations with stakeholders in the iterative design and testing of the Library's web presence and online services.
  2. Collaborates with librarians, technology staff, and others to coordinate the information architecture of the Library's web site, including development of a coherent user experience for web-based library resources and services.
  3. Coordinates assessment of the libraries web sites and other digital systems, including testing interfaces for usability and effectiveness through a variety of mechanisms such as user testing, surveys, log analysis, and focus groups.
  4. Provides technical support and is in charge of training the large body of staff users who have authorial roles in producing web content.
  5. Collaborate with Library staff and other stakeholders to design and manage websites; work in cross-functional teams across Library units.
  6. Participates in Library Technology Services support programs.
  7. Oversee the accurate and timely availability of documentation for all procedures and processes.
  8. Maintain current knowledge of trends and best practices as they impact academic libraries.
  9. Develops and maintains appropriate reports, documentation and records.
  10. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality and inclusiveness within the UMass Amherst Libraries and the campus.
  11. Demonstrates capacity, skill and willingness to engage students and contribute to student success.
  12. May be asked to represent the Libraries at Five College Committees, Boston Library Consortium Committees, or other selected professional meetings and conferences.
  13. Serve on internal library committees as needed.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned in support of the mission and goals of the Library and the department.
  15. Uses access to sensitive and/or not yet public university related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosures to others.


Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library sciences - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country.or Master's degree in another area combined with minimum one (1) year experience administering library management systems.
  2. Experience with common web development and/or usability testing techniques
  3. Experience with HTML, CSS and/or JavaScript;
  4. Experience testing interfaces for usability and/or accessibility
  5. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities showing initiative and flexibility.
  6. Strong service ethic and the ability to interact effectively and work productively and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues and levels of staff.
  7. Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
  8. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities showing initiative and flexibility.
  9. Strong diagnostic skills and considerable comfort with both the Windows and Linux environment.
  10. Advanced computer skills, and familiarity with Microsoft Windows, macOS and/or Linux
  11. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the UMass Amherst Libraries and the campus.
  12. Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral skills, including presentation skills.
  13. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with University policy.
  14. Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration.
  15. 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.
  16. Understanding, appreciation and experience with the goals of higher education.

Application Instructions:
Apply online at  http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/500492/user-experience-and-web-services-librarian and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by August 31, 2019,  for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Head, Technical Services, Abbot Public Library, Marblehead, MA

SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Library Director, the Head, Technical Services has responsibility for supervising,
coordinating, participating in, and continuously improving all Technical Services operations, including
ordering, receiving, paying, cataloging, processing and related activities. This person will be a key
member of the Library's management team, as the organization develops its vision for the future,
including a major facility upgrade.


A traditional New England coastal community, 18 miles north of Boston, the Town of Marblehead
features a notable historical heritage, a lively cultural scene, ample natural beauty and strong support
for its public library.


The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic and flexible team player, with professional experience
well-matched to the positions duties and responsibilities. The full-time 40 hours/week work schedule
includes some evening and weekend shifts.


Come join a dedicated, creative and energetic team, at an exciting time in the Library's history, as we
move forward from celebrating our 140th anniversary to planning for a major building renovation!

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directly supervises staff whose primary responsibilities are in the Technical Services area;coordinates the Technical Services activities of staff whose responsibilities are equally orprimarily in other areas. Participates in and/or oversees the training and onboarding of all staffwith responsibilities in Technical Services.
  • Provides and/or oversees the production of records for all materials ordered, received, cataloged and processed, to be added to the Library's collections. Oversees the disposition of materials to be removed from the Library's collections.
  • Tracks expenditure of Library's materials budget by individual selectors. Coordinates and oversees payment of invoices for materials purchased.
  • In consultation with Library Director, interfaces with NOBLE and other vendors regarding the Library's computer equipment and systems; arranges for maintenance and repair services, as needed. Keeps inventory of Library's computer equipment.
  • Participates in Reference Service, as scheduled.
  • Stays informed regarding current issues and trends related to library technical services.
  • Provides input on Technical Services issues for Director, as needed.
  • In coordination with the Head, Public Services, oversees daily operation of the Library in Director's absence.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and complexity as requested.


QUALIFICATIONS:
A Master's Degree in Library Science, with a minimum of 1 - 3 years experience in a library technical services supervisory position. Advanced skills in working with library computer system records;
flexibility; dependability; ability to function effectively as both a team member and team leader;
Excellent computer literacy; knowledge of and interest in emerging technology. Ability to lift up to 20
lbs. and stand for extended periods.


SALARY RANGE:
$55,805.88 - $74,213.36, annually


CLOSING DATE:
Open until filled. Preference given to applications received by September 29th, 2017.


APPLICATIONS:
Please email a letter of interest and resume to:
Patricia Rogers, Director, Abbot Public Library, at rogers@noblenet.org
Mailing address is:
235 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, MA 01945

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Discovery and Systems Development Librarian, UMass Boston, Boston, MA

UMass Boston Healey Library invites applicants for our Discovery and Systems Development Librarian position. This is a new position with primary responsibilities for user experience and workflow efficiencies related to the discovery services and library enterprise systems. This position is part of the Library Systems and Discovery Services (LSDS) team and works collaboratively with LSDS team and cross-functional library teams in providing library-wide support of our Alma/Primo related services.

Interested applicants: please visit the link below for more information about the job and how to apply.
http://employmentopportunities.umb.edu/boston/en-us/job/501060/discovery-and-systems-development-librarian

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Boston, MA

Job Description:
Under the general supervision of the Director of Collections Strategy and the Albert Alphin Library, the Electronic Resources Librarian supports the learning and teaching goals of the Berklee community through the life cycle management of electronic resources. Responsibilities include: subscription renewals and maintenance; procurement of access to e-resources, including troubleshooting; licensing support; collecting and analyzing usage statistics and assisting with report preparation; maintaining vendor relations; contributing to ongoing review and documentation of workflows for efficiency and effectiveness with collections management team; staying current with emerging trends and best practices related to e-resources.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Establish and manage excellent publisher/vendor relationships
  • Ensure consistent access to the library's electronic resources by overseeing the library's electronic resource management systems and associated metadata.
  • Coordinate acquisition and renewal activities with publishers/vendors and staff
  • Initiate trials of new products
  • Manage print and electronic serials subscriptions
  • Establish and maintain effective workflows with acquisitions, library support systems, and cataloging staff for all electronic resources
  • Work closely with the instruction staff to understand curriculum needs
  • Create and maintain electronic resource usage guides
  • Participate in the ongoing assessment and enhancement of the library's online resources
  • Collect and analyze usage data from local and vendor/publisher sources and create reports to support purchase and renewal decisionsCollaborate with Associate Director of Library Systems and Web Development staff in providing technical assistance for ensuring proper functioning of resources
  • Maintain the applicable electronic resource focused knowledge base systems and keep data current
  • Assist in ongoing testing of electronic resources
  • Participate in consortial workshops and organizational meetings
  • Contribute to the shared oversight of circulation desk activities at the Alphin Library on an as needed basis


Required Skills:

  • Strong organizational skills & attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, manage, and complete complex projects
  • Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills
  • Willingness to take risks and adopt successful experimental approaches
  • A commitment to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion with respect for people of diverse cultures and backgrounds
  • Flexibility and a high comfort level with change is a requirement for thriving in Berklee's agile, highly entrepreneurial culture


Required Experience:

  • Masters degree in Library Information Science from an ALA accredited graduate program and/or an equivalent strong professional experience in related area
  • Two or more years of experience working in an academic or music library
  • Experience supporting the management and/or acquisition of electronic resources in an academic or research library
  • Strong understanding of information technology and/or library systems
  • Proficiency with technologies and standards used in acquisitions, assessment and e-resource management
  • Familiarity with supporting off campus-access to licensed resources and the role of access and identity management technologies such as proxy servers and LDAP.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, implement and adapt to evolving technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate user needs and seek ways of providing satisfactory solutions


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Broad understanding of technical services operations in an academic library
  • Familiarity with and working experience with reporting languages, such as SQL
  • Experience working in a consortial environment
  • Active commitment to and engagement with creative practice and the performing arts. Background in music a strong plus.

Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences.
  • A resume or CV.


Please apply here: https://berklee.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/BerkleeCareers/job/Boston-Conservatory-at-Berklee/Electronic-Resources-Librarian_R0001654

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Multiple Positions, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

Due to promotions, we are looking for two Branch Managers and two part-time Librarians. Learn more about working and living in Springfield here.

Join our outstanding team and do great work. Our library has been recognized with three Urban Library Council Innovation awards and is part of the American Library Association's Libraries Transforming Communities cohort. We boast three Massachusetts Literacy champions on staff, and BusinessWest has recognized two employees with their 40 Under 40 award and their Woman of Impact award. A runner-up for the 2017 Massachusetts Library Association Paralibrarian of the Year recently retired.

Apply: Emails about the positions are welcome, but all applications must be completed on the City's website.

Jean M. Canosa Albano, Assistant Director for Public Services
Springfield City Library---All Yours, Just Ask
220 State Street
Springfield MA 01103
(413) 263-6828, ext. 291
jcanosa@springfieldlibrary.org

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Dean of Library and Academic Innovation, Community College of Rhode Island, Warwick, RI

Job Summary:
The Dean of Library and Academic Innovation is responsible for the overall vision, leadership and management of a multi-campus (4) library, Instructional Design and On-line Learning, with the primary goal of supporting students, faculty and staff. The Dean will assume a leadership role to promote student achievement and retention through integrating the existing academic library role along with the oversight of the college's Center for Academic Innovation. The Center for Academic Innovation supports high-quality, timely, and innovative professional development to support all instruction, including On-line and Hybrid delivery models and student success initiatives.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

Leadership:

  • Provide leadership for the physical design, planning, implementation, and promotion of library-based academic assistance centers.
  • Establishes department goals in conjunction with library faculty and staff as related to the overall strategic plan of the College.
  • Plans, coordinates, directs and supports library activities, learning communities and participates in other college-wide student success initiatives.
  • Collaborates with faculty, other deans and College staff on initiatives to increase support for students and faculty.
  • Leads the continuing transformation of the library into a student center that encourages academic excellence and collaboration in a technologically rich environment.
  • Promotes the value of the library among the faculty and encourages its inclusion within curricula and instructional designs.
  • Participates in inter-institutional library consortia designed to support common goals
  • Facilitates academic partnerships between teaching faculty, K-12 faculty, and 4-year transfer institution faculty.
  • Promotes teaching excellence through quality instruction and professional development activities for teaching faculty.
  • Ensure library and academic innovation services, initiatives and activities are established with a commitment to diversity and are aligned with the distinctive characteristics of a Community College student population.


Management:

  • Collects, analyzes and uses relevant data to inform decisions about library operations, policies and strategic direction.
  • Effectively plans and manages the financial resources of the library and Center for Academic Innovation.
  • Oversee the development of resource allocations for facilities, equipment and technologies that support academic programs.
  • Utilizes a strategic and creative approach to hiring and staffing the library.
  • Supervises and evaluates the performance of assigned faculty and staff.
  • Promotes and facilitates professional development for department faculty and staff.
  • Assess library utilization and makes recommendations to address areas of need.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Studies from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Evidence of progressively responsible administrative experience in an academic library or unit devoted to academic technology.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in strategic fiscal and facilities management.
  • Exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of library operations, systems, policies, procedures, standards and trends in academic libraries.
  • Proven collaborative and leadership skills to facilitate faculty, staff and student success toward common goals.
  • Understanding pedagogy in both traditional and on-line education, including the use of technology for distance delivery of programs or courses.

For full job description and application: https://jobs.ccri.edu/postings/2520

Application close date: July 16th

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Internship Program in Teen Services, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Description:

Creation of a robust internship experience for Simmons Library School students. The experience will expose them to numerous facets of the public library but with a specific focus in teen services. The internship program will concurrently work with Simmons in being an internship site therefore offering credit for the participation by the interns. The internship experience will focus on that of observation in Teen Central and that of the professional duties of the Teen Librarians coupled with individual work focusing on the inner workings of a public library. The experience will culminate with a research paper on the experience.


LIS 501 - Internship in Library and Information Science


The internship involves a minimum of 130 hours of field experience that represents an important learning experience for the student. As a 3-credit course, it has a significant hands-on learning component. Through discussion with key personnel in the organization and working under professional librarian supervision the student gains hands-on experience in the information environment. Prerequisite: 18 credit hours including all core requirements.  

Length of time: 12 weeks for the semester, 10 hours a week for a total of 130 hours. Monday's and Tuesday's (days can be negotiated).
Capacity: three interns a semester in Teen Central
Credit: 3 units
Contact: Jess Snow, jsnow@bpl.org,  please send your resume

Application Deadline: August 16


Foundational
Week 1 (September 3)

  • Database and catalog overview
  • Tour of the Leventhal Map Center

Week 2 (September 9 and 10)

Teen Services Specific
Week 3 (September 16 and 17)

  • Interview the Youth Services Manager, Farouqua Abuzeit 10:00-11:00 am

Week 4 (September 23 and 24)

  • Shadow Teen Librarian on desk (total of 10 hours)
  • Observe teens in Teen Central
  • Interview Celia Contelmo, Teen Librarian Grove Hall Branch

Week 5 (September 30 and October 1)

  • Meet and interview with Theresa Furbish, Youth Outreach Librarian June 17 11:00-12:00

Week 6 (October 7 and 8)

  • Read the YALSA (Young Adult Library Services Association) Organizational Plan
  • Participate in a panel to learn interview skills
  • Interview Jay Levins, Teen Librarian at the East Boston Branch
  • Observe school visit

Week 7 (October 14 and 15)

  • Observe teens in Teen Central
  • Interview Emily Robinson, Teen Librarian Mattapan Branch

Week 8 (October 21 and 22)

  • Observe at front desk
  • Interview John Kenney, Teen Librarian Hyde Park Branch
  • Observe school visit

Week 9 (October 28 and 29)

  • Putting research paper together
  • Observe outreach visits

Week 10 (November 4 and 5)

  • Putting research paper together
  • Observe outreach visits

Week 11 (November 12)

  • Putting research paper together

Week 12 (November 18 and 19)

  • November 19 at 8:30 am observe a Board of Trustees Meeting at Central Library (room TBD)

Week 13 (November 25 and 26)

  • Observe outreach visits

Week 14 (December 2 and 3)

  • Observe outreach visits

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Digital Initiatives & Scholarly Communication Specialist, Boston College Law Library, Newton Centre, MA

Position Description:

The Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication Specialist supports the creation, curation, and long-term preservation of digital projects and collections. The incumbent builds digital collections, collects and promotes the Law School's intellectual output, develops websites and applications for the library and the Law School, and works with the Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication Librarian to identify and complete new digital projects and initiatives. The successful applicant will have experience or interest in libraries as well as strong technology skills, problem-solving abilities, and a willingness to take on complex and open-ended technical projects.

In addition to working their work with digital initiatives and faculty scholarship, the Specialist shares a number of responsibilities with other staff members in the Collection Services & Digital Initiatives Department. These responsibilities include: providing assistance to patrons at the Library's Information Desk, checking in microforms and print serials, assisting patrons with the University's print management system, and opening, sorting and distributing library mail. Other duties include night and/or weekend supervisory responsibilities (one evening per week; two to three Saturdays per semester) which include opening and/or closing the Library building.

This is a full-time 35 hour per week position. Hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (four days per week) and 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. (evening shift - one day per week) during the academic year.  Summer hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m, Monday through Friday.



Requirements:
College degree required; strong organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to work with complex legal materials; high degree of flexibility to handle changing priorities and schedules; ability to maintain a cheerful demeanor while working both independently and as a team member; strong customer service orientation; well developed computer skills and familiarity with integrated library systems, preferably Alma, web publishing experience preferred; experience with at least one of: HTML, CSS, JavaScript; library experience preferred.


Salary Range: $43,250 to $54,050; salary commensurate with relevant experience.

How to Apply:
To apply online please visit the Boston College Human Resources Job Opportunities website at: https://www.bc.edu/bcjobs and follow the link for Regular Staff Position Openings.  Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume electronically (as a PDF or MS Word document).  Boston College also accepts resumes and cover letters through US Mail at Boston College, Department of Human Resources, 129 Lake Street. Room 110, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA  02467.  Please be sure to reference Job Requisition 3008 in your correspondence.

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Multiple Positions, Columbia University, New York, NY

Scholarly Communication Technologies Librarian

The Columbia University Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative, and engaged Scholarly Communication Technologies Librarian to provide technical leadership and vision for re-imagining Columbia's institutional repository as a hub for scholarly communication and open knowledge creation across campus. The librarian will have deep knowledge of cutting-edge scholarly technologies and workflows that will help evolve the operations, integrations, and services of the institutional repository. They will collaborate with campus and community partners to gather requirements for and implement innovative integrations with broader library, campus, and general scholarly communication infrastructure, with the goal of supporting frictionless scholarly workflows for new and evolving forms of scholarship across and beyond the University. This new librarian position reports to the Assistant Director for Scholarly Communication and Projects, and is part of a values-driven team that encompasses scholarly communication, digital humanities, and computing fundamentals.

For full job description and to apply: https://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/3244




Research and Learning Technologies Librarian

The Research and Learning Technologies Librarian engages and collaborates with a diverse body of faculty, students, and subject liaisons across the disciplines in Columbia University. The Librarian will facilitate planning, implementation, education, and outreach for tools and technologies to facilitate digital research and scholarly expression. As part of the Digital Scholarship team, the librarian is responsible for consultations, instructional services, and managing a team of student employees that provides front-line support for digital tools and technologies. The Librarian will support digital scholarship initiatives and be responsible for assessing and advocating for new research and learning technologies that will meet the evolving needs of faculty, students, and staff. The Librarian will also participate in service programs across the Libraries including research information management, new forms of scholarly communication, and other committees.

This position facilitates planning, implementation, and outreach of faculty and student-facing services for new physical and digital tools and technologies in support of research, scholarship, and in-class learning.

For full job description and to apply: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/3267

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Part-Time Library Assistant, Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA

General Statement of Duties:

The Public Services Assistant is responsible for the operation and supervision of the Public Services Department when assigned an evening or weekend shift. Tasks include managing the circulation desk, supervising student assistants, stacks maintenance, processing interlibrary loan requests, and other projects as assigned.

Detailed Statement of Duties:

  1. Supervise and work at the Circulation Desk performing general circulation functions such as assisting patrons, charging and discharging library items, training and supervising students, explaining policies, and processing fines/fees.
  2. Assist with monitoring the department's email accounts.
  3. Assist with processing Voyager overdue notices and bills, transaction exception reports and patron exception reports.
  4. Assist with supervising, scheduling, and monitoring the library's study rooms.
  5. Search and retrieve requested items from the library's collections.
  6. Assist with scanning items for, interlibrary loan and document delivery.
  7. Assist with clearing new ILLiad User accounts.
  8. Log Public Services statistics.
  9. Assist patrons with using the course reserve and interlibrary loan and document delivery systems.
  10. Assist with stacks maintenance including shelving and shelf-reading, training and supervising student assistants, and shifting collections.
  11. When scheduled on a weekend, evening or holiday, responsible for opening and closing the library.
  12. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. High school diploma or equivalent
  2. Experience in a customer service environment and the ability to interact professionally with coworkers, students, faculty, and other library users.
  3. Excellent oral and written communication skills; ability to follow oral and written instructions.
  4. Ability to work assigned schedule, including holidays and snow days during the academic year, and the flexibility to vary the schedule as needed. 
  5. Demonstrated ability to accurately complete detailed precision work.
  6. Ability to organize work, to assess priorities, and to work independently.
  7. Ability to acquire knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in library work.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

1.     Experience working in an academic library

2.     Bilingual (Spanish-speaking)

3.     Experience working with diverse student populations

4.     Four year college degree

5.     Experience with the Voyager automated circulation system.

6.     Knowledge of interlibrary loan and document delivery procedures in an academic environment.

7.     Supervisory experience.


Salary: $15.00

Shift:  8 - 18 hours per week (Note: Maximum of 960 hours per year)

Fall/Spring Semesters hours: Sunday 7:45-11:45 pm; Monday and Wednesday 4:15-11:45 pm. On a limited number of days during final examination periods, hours extend until 1:15 am.

Summer Semesters: Monday and Wednesday 4:15-8:15 pm

Full Job Description and Application: at https://fitchburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=112144. Preference given to those who apply before July 8, 2019.

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Teen Librarian, Tewksbury Public Library, Tewksbury, MA

The Tewksbury Public Library is looking for a customer oriented, energetic, team focused librarian to coordinate all services in the growing TPL Teen Department. In addition, a professional, welcoming and inclusive attitude will allow you to foster collaborations with other library departments and allied organizations in our service area. Please see the job posting and description attached for further information. Open until filled.

Full-time, 37.5 hours per week, to include evening and weekend shifts.

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS degree from an ALA accredited Library school;
  • Minimum of 2 years of related work experience;
  • Technology, organizational, and effective communication skills.

 Salary: $56,063 - 70,009 in ten steps.

Paid sick leave, vacation; contributory health, dental and life insurance.

 

How to Apply:

See job posting and description at: https://www.tewksbury-ma.gov/human-resources/files/professional-librarian-teen-department-0

Please direct any questions to Human Resources/Administrative Services at 978-640-4488.

Please send Cover Letter, Resume, and Application to: adminsvcs@tewksbury-ma.gov

or

Tewksbury Town Hall

Attn: Human Resources

1009 Main Street

Tewksbury, MA  01876

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Systematic Review Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Be part of a team with a mission to accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries and the implementation of evidence-based best practice for the purpose of improving human health. The Systematic Review Librarian is a team-oriented position engaged in interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary transformative collaboration. The position works closely with the Systematic Review Service Director in a dynamic environment to develop, manage, and promote the University's new Systematic Review Service program, in partnership with colleagues from the Health Science Center Libraries (HSCL) and the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Florida. The Systematic Review Librarian provides guidelines-based support and consultations for systematic reviews and other evidence synthesis projects from protocol development to publication, using a variety of tools and methods for searching evidence, documenting and managing data for synthesis, and reporting findings. This position also provides instruction and training on systematic reviews and other forms of evidence synthesis to students, faculty, and staff. Actively engaging in outreach to potential collaborators is a key aspect of this position. The Systematic Review Librarian is a year-round (12 month) non-tenure track library faculty position expected to pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for promotion. Both early career and accomplished experts are encouraged to apply.
 

The Libraries are committed to a culture of transformative collaboration and as such the Systematic Review Librarian will serve on various committees and teams and have opportunities to participate in reaching management decisions. To support all students and faculty, and foster excellence in a diverse and collaborative society, the Libraries are actively seeking candidates who bring culturally-rich lived experiences to work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives.

 
The search will remain open until July 31, 2019 - applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

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


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

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Part Time Library Assistant, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA

Part time Library Assistant position available at the Turner Free Library in the Town of Randolph. Responsible for exemplary customer service at busy circulation desks of a popular public library. Will answer phones, check patron materials in and out, complete hold lists, straighten shelves, readers advisory, computer trouble shooting, issue and replace library cards, assists with reserves, aids with materials processing, collect fines, prepare and send overdue notices. Computer proficiency required. Working hours will be split between adult department, children's department, and the technical services department.

The position is 19 hours per week, $24.69 per hour (Union Grade 3, Step 1). The hours will be nights and weekends, with occasional day coverage shifts.

Please send resume and cover letter on or before July 5, 2019, to Elizabeth LaRosee, Library Director by email at elarosee@ocln.org.

Town of Randolph if an equal opportunity employer.

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DREAM Center Coordinator, Portland Community College, Portland, OR

Position Summary:    
As the largest post-secondary institution in Oregon, Portland Community College (PCC) serves nearly 73,000 full-time and part-time students. Four comprehensive campuses, eight centers and dozens of independent locations throughout the community offer courses and provide student services. PCC supports student success by delivering access to quality education while advancing economic development and promoting sustainability in a collaborative culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.

The Rock Creek Campus is PCC's second largest campus, which is home to nearly 26,000 students, approximately 1,000 employees and often is referred to as "The Farm" due to the large and small animal Veterinary Technology program, Learning Garden, and property that supports this learning. The campus also boasts the college's Welding, Aviation Maintenance Technology, Diesel Service Technology, Think Big, and Auto Collision Repair Technology programs. In addition, PCC is extremely proud to have established Oregon's first Dream Center, which is based at Rock Creek.

The Rock Creek DREAMer's Resource Center (DRC) is a gathering place that not only provides services, resources and support for DACA/Undocumented students and family connected students, but a place for community and celebration. As the first full-time Dream Center Coordinator, we envision this role being integral to the day-to-day operations of the center and provide personalized support to students, families, community and other campuses. The Coordinator hires student leader Advocates and is responsible for The Dream Project, a district-wide program. The Coordinator helps students access all applicable benefits, supervises student employees and leaders, and is responsible for all administration in relation to the center. The Coordinator collaborates with other student resource centers and engages in district student development initiatives.

See the classification description for additional information: https://www.pcc.edu/hr/employment/academic-pro-jobs/ResourceProgramCoordIII/


Candidate Profile:

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

Please provide details on how you meet the minimum qualifications and success criteria.

1. Bilingual (English and Spanish/Korean/Vietnamese, other) and bicultural.

2. Demonstrated experience and knowledge working with DACA/Undocumented students regarding resources, services, and advocacy.

3. Demonstrated experience providing leadership and facilitating mentoring with student leaders and supervising student workers focused on student success and retention through programing, training, and leadership development.

4. Demonstrated commitment of advocacy for historically underrepresented communities affecting systemic change.

5. Demonstrated networking helping students acquire opportunities such as jobs, internships, and leadership. In addition, demonstrated experience in collaborating with partners within the community, such as non-profit, educational, and leaders.

6. Demonstrated experience in advocating for human rights supporting community members, especially around issues of racism, discrimination and/or barriers to success and access.

7. Experience in building student communities, providing an inclusive and welcoming space to study, access resources and information, engage socially, and rejuvenate.

Minimum Qualifications:

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

Bachelor's degree in Education, Liberal Arts, Multicultural Studies, Women's Studies, Gender Studies, Social Justice, Sociology, Psychology, or related field. Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Three years of experience in a diverse setting coordinating services or programs, to include one year of experience specific to the population served in the area of assignment.

To Apply: For full job description and application please go to the PCC careers site.

Job Close Date: Apply Immediately; This position will close once  sufficient qualified applications have been received.

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Head Curator, Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC), University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

Head Curator, Latin American and Caribbean Collection (LACC)

Associate University Librarian or University Librarian

The Special and Area Studies Collections Department seeks an experienced leader to provide strategic vision and overall management of a preeminent collection in a dynamic, engaging environment at the University of Florida. The Head Curator of the LACC will contribute to scholarship at the Smathers Libraries in this full-time, tenure-track faculty position. A successful candidate will serve as the key liaison for the Libraries' partnerships related to the Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba José Martí digitization project and other initiatives. The Head Curator will collaborate closely within the Libraries, with faculty and students at the Center for Latin American Studies, and with campus departments to promote distinctive collections and to support emerging research and teaching needs at the University of Florida.

 

The Head Curator will coordinate a collaborative team of experienced library faculty and staff in establishing LACC priorities, goals, and procedures for public services, technical services, and for the management of Latin American and Caribbean circulating and special collections, overseeing these materials budgets. The Head Curator will also participate in instructional, community, and fundraising outreach, bibliographical control, digitization projects, exhibits, and in consultation with the Chair, will liaise between the LACC unit and the Libraries' administration. The Smathers Libraries encourage staff participation in reaching management decisions and consequently, the Head Curator of LACC will serve on department and library-wide committees and teams. The incumbent will pursue research, publication, and professional service activities to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

SETTING

Gainesville is a welcoming city offering unique outdoor activities, excellent museums, historical sites, a strong music scene, quality breweries, eclectic dining and local food choices, and a great variety of sporting events. One and half hours to either coast, four hours to Atlanta, and six hours to Miami, Gainesville is well situated for exploring the North Central Florida region and beyond. The George A. Smathers Libraries encourage participation in decision making and innovative projects, offering a unique grants management program and a strong learning environment. The Special and Area Studies Collections Department faculty and staff offer a collegial, supportive, and active tenure home, together promoting, curating, and providing public access to a broad array of distinctive special and circulating collections.

 

The search will remain open until July 30, 2019, applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html. Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered.

 

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

 

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

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Library Intern (2 positions), Concord Public Library, Concord, NH

Period of Employment: August 5 - December 28 th , 2019
Compensation: $17.00/hour, 24 hours/week. Includes some evenings/weekends

Job Description:

  • Assist with community engagement via participation in the library's social media and digital marketing activities
  • Assist with patron access to and use of local history collection and digitization/management of these resources
  • Assist with a reorganization of the library's physical collections to improve collection access
  • Provides reference and reader's advisory services for patrons; assists in the location of sources and the selection of materials, instructs patrons in the use of online catalog.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of areas of the collection as assigned; uses standard selection tools and guidelines as outlined in the Selection Policy to order new material with budgeted funds; removes worn or unused books from the collection.
  • Performs circulation functions; checks out materials; registers new library patrons and renews expired registrations; collects and records payment of fines; places requested items on reserve; explains library policies and procedures, sorts returned materials for shelving by pages; balances monies collected; aids patrons in the use of self-check machine.
  • Performs Technical Services functions; utilize the library's automated system to catalog materials; process new materials; perform Interlibrary Loan tasks.
  • Participates in program planning for all ages and production.
  • Provides staff coverage at branch libraries.
  • Processes and delivers intra-branch and interlibrary loan requests.
  • Develops displays to promote library services.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

  • MLS/MLIS degree or enrollment in a graduate program preferred in addition to a Bachelor's degree or equivalent from a four-year college or university.
  • Knowledge of Library policies, procedures, terminology, and materials.
  • General office procedures, including computer usage and applications.
  • Basic mathematical computations, such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.
  • Frequently lift light and occasionally heavy objects up to 25 pounds.
  • Recording monetary transactions using basic bookkeeping techniques.
  • Communicating clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing.


To Apply: forward cover letter, resume and reference to:
Todd Fabian, Director
Concord Public Library
45 Green Street, Concord, NH 03301
OR email tfabian@concordnh.gov

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Outreach and User Engagement Librarian, California State University - Bakersfield, Bakersfield, CA

Description:

The Walter W. Stiern Library at California State University, Bakersfield (CSUB) seeks an Outreach and User Engagement Librarian, a position designed to support the Walter Stiern Library's goals for community engagement, inclusive excellence, and student success. The candidate will work collaboratively across campus on initiatives aimed at creating an inclusive community and fostering cocurricular user engagement. This includes participating in CSUB's efforts to engage minoritized and/or underrepresented communities. CSUB is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI).

The Outreach and User Engagement librarian will build relationships with relevant faculty, student, and staff organizations and identify partnerships for outreach. The librarian will provide leadership for the library's cocurricular outreach and engagement initiatives by creating and sustaining student-centered programs and initiatives responsive to the changing University curricula, including library exhibits. Reporting to the Dean of the Library, the librarian will work collaboratively with library faculty and staff to support the development of inclusive and representative programming and services, reference services, and library instruction that are accessible and meet the needs of all CSUB's students.

As an integral member of the Library Services Department, this position explores emerging trends in librarianship and contributes to the development of forward-thinking approaches to the delivery of Library Services. The person in this position will organize library tours as well as develop marketing and promotional materials as needed for library related services, events, and outreach-related activities.  


Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and vision for the library's co-curricular outreach and engagement programming
  • Create and sustain student-centered initiatives responsive to the changing University curricula
  • With assistance from archives and Library Administration, collaborate, promote, and cooperatively stage library exhibits and associated events
  • Work collaboratively across campus to support student success
  • Engage with the community and educational partners
  • Provide research assistance, subject orientations and collection development, and teach library courses and workshops
  • Serve on University wide and library standing committees as appropriate
  • Pursue a strong research agenda within the field of academic librarianship or job-related field
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Schedule may include evenings and weekends


Required Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited master's degree in Library Science
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Experience in providing excellent reference, instruction, and public service to diverse populations in an academic setting
  • Personal initiative, thoroughness, completing tasks in a timely manner, multi-tasking, prioritizing, and being flexible in changing environments
  • Independent problem-solving and decision-making
  • Ability to work effectively with and enjoy assisting library users in a diverse, multicultural setting
  • Ability to meet the requirements of retention, tenure, and promotion
  • Commitment to professional development
  • Knowledge of or interest in collaborative work focused on academic library outreach, initiatives and exhibits

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success in outreach and/or user engagement initiatives within an academic library
  • Relevant library experience
  • Academic library and fine or performing arts experience
  • Experience in organizing and staging interactive art or library exhibits and associated events


Application Process:

Applications due by August 1, 2019. New and 2019 graduates are encouraged to apply. To apply, please send your letter of application, curriculum vitae, unofficial transcript(s) for all graduate work, and names and contact information of three professional references to emontoya@csub.edu. Prior to hiring, official transcripts and 3 letters of recommendation will be required.

Full job description and application can be found here: https://www.csub.edu/facultyaffairs/_files/TT-LIB-Outreach-2019.pdf

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Library Media Specialist, Winchester High School, Winchester, MA

Winchester High School is seeking a .4FTE Library Media Specialist

Winchester High School is a comprehensive high school that works to meet the needs of all learners. WHS serves over 1,350 students in grades 9-12. We strive to create a well-developed curriculum that reflects a focus on the whole student as we endeavor to prepare all students to be ready and successful for any path they choose when they leave our halls.

Responsibilities & Qualifications:

  • Provide direct services to support the general needs of the Library Media Center and the Creative Technology Center.
  • Work directly with students to help support their needs and provide education in the various research tools available.
  • Work directly with teachers and staff members to help support the needs students.
  • Support an be invested in social and emotional learning initiatives.
  • Maintain a quiet and safe learning environment for all students and staff.
  • The prospective candidate will be expected to be well versed in all current research databases, common educational technologies and Google Applications for Education tools.
  • Should possess MA Librarian license grades 9-12.


Please click below to apply or contact Andrea Zampitella at azampitella@winchesterps.org
https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3079474

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Manuscripts Archivist, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) Library seeks applicants for the position of Manuscripts Archivist in the Special Collections unit. Reporting to the Director of Special Collections, this tenure-track position is responsible for the overall management of Manuscripts and Chattanooga History Collections' materials, including significant contemporary congressional collections with extensive born-digital holdings. The Manuscripts Archivist leads engagement and teaching efforts with manuscript collections to advance
 discovery and learning, promotes manuscript holdings through outreach, instruction, research and reference services, and cultivates partnerships that connect the Library's expertise, resources, and services with the varying needs of a diverse constituency.

Candidates must submit applications electronically through the UTC Faculty Career Site at
https://ut.taleo.net/careersection/utc_faculty/jobdetail.ftl?job=190000017I.The review of applications begins on July 19, 2019 and continues until the position is filled.

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Access Services Specialist, Harvard University - Frances Loeb Library, Cambridge, MA

Access Services actively supports mission of the Harvard Library by delivering a high standard of service; cultivating a welcoming environment that is supportive to academic research and inquiry; stewarding the university collection; and connecting the academic community to the vast array of library resources. We support the teaching and scholarly mission of the University through collaborative partnerships with the community of students, scholars, and professionals at Harvard and beyond.

This full-time position reports to the Access Services Librarian and is based in the Frances Loeb Library at the Graduate School of Design. Under direction, this position performs a combination of complex duties within Access Services to provide access to the Harvard Library collection. Work is performed with a high degree of judgment and latitude and requires substantial knowledge of library organization systems and procedures. Assigned hours are:

  • Tuesday - Thursday, 9am - 6pm; Friday, 10am - 6pm; Saturday, 12pm-4pm


Library hours may vary from the formal University calendar. The regular schedule for this position may include work on holidays, inclement weather and official University closings. Assigned hours may change throughout the year based on the Academic Calendar. Approval for requests for time off during these periods is at the discretion of the supervisor based on business need.


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Circulation: opens and closes the library; performs tasks associated with the automated circulation system (i.e., charges/discharges and renews materials, creates holds and recalls); communicates and enforces library policies; locates materials on shelves and physically assists patrons in finding library material; traces missing items; processes item requests and item deliveries from interlibrary courier; manages requests for off-site storage materials; supports library and collection security measures.
  • Information Services: provides basic reference and information service to patrons; refers complex reference questions to specialized research staff following established protocols; records transaction statistics; provides instruction in the use of Harvard's online library catalog (HOLLIS) and other online resources commonly used in art and design research.
  • Collections: contributes to collection maintenance and daily re-shelving using best practices and established workflows; conducts shelf-reading and shifting of collections to maintain proper order; maintains accurate stacks labels and signage; may assist with special collections.
  • Student Workers: may assist in hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and assigning work to Access Services student workers; may assist with student payroll and payroll communications.
  • Resource Sharing: assists with resource sharing activities (i.e., Scan & Deliver, Interlibrary Loan, and Harvard/Borrow Direct).

Basic Qualifications:

  •  High school diploma or equivalent education
  • Previous library or related customer service experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite


Additional Qualifications:

  • College degree preferred
  • Study in architecture or design-related field strongly preferred
  • Experience with a library management system, especially Ex Libris' Alma system preferred
  • Academic library experience preferred
  • Supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience hiring, training, scheduling, and distributing work to student or temporary staff preferred
  • Bibliographic facility in western European languages preferred
  • Demonstrated public service orientation and ability to provide exceptional service to library patrons
  • Ability to prioritize and skillfully address patron needs in a busy and dynamic work environment
  • Ability to exercise discerning judgment and sound decision-making
  • Ability to effectively troubleshoot and problem-solve
  • Ability to meet deadlines, exercise follow-though, and honor commitments
  • Ability to respond positively to fluctuating workflows and changes in routine
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to efficiently coordinate tasks, as well as maintain order
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks with overall accuracy and effectiveness
  • Ability to work productively in a team environment, with minimal supervision
  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with coworkers and patrons
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse user environment


To Apply:
For full job description and application, please refer to the Harvard Careers Site

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Metadata Librarian I, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The Northeastern University Library is seeking a motivated professional for the position of Metadata Librarian I in the Library's Resource and Discovery Services Department.

The Metadata Librarian works in a highly collaborative setting to support discovery and access to library collections through the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata across discovery platforms and library systems. Under the general supervision of the Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest, this position provides descriptive and authority metadata for digital, physical, and archival research collections and projects in all subjects according to nationally recognized data structure, content, value, and format/technical standards. The Metadata Librarian uses various approved and appropriate library and archival metadata schema, controlled vocabularies and content standards to support access to digital and analog resources. The Metadata Librarian updates and maintains metadata in the Library's Digital Repository Service, the Library's online discovery service (Primo), and the unified resource management system (Alma). The position works with the Alma/Primo integration, writing and enabling normalization rules for record display and faceting in Primo. The incumbent is also responsible for managing and supervising metadata projects, including original and retrospective cataloging using MODS and MARC.

Northeastern University's vibrant campus is located right in the heart of Boston, within walking distance to museums and other cultural institutions. The University Library, at the hub of the campus, supports the teaching, learning, and research needs of the university community in all disciplines.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library science program.
  • Some academic library experience preferred creating metadata/cataloging records and performing authority control using current metadata structure, content, value, and format/technical standards, and a bibliographic utility.
  • Knowledge of established and emerging national and international standards relating to metadata and classification. Experience with Dublin Core and/or MODS, MARC, AACR2, RDA, LCSH required. Some experience with original metadata creation and retrospective metadata projects preferred.
  • Working knowledge of metadata tools and systems for creating, editing, and transforming metadata such as XML, XSLT, Oxygen, MarcEdit, and/or OpenRefine.
  • Experience with Ex Libris Alma and Primo systems preferred.
  • Knowledge of trends and issues in academic libraries, scholarly communications, higher education, publishing, and metadata developments.
  • Excellent planning, analytical, interpersonal, communication, supervisory, project management, and organizational skills.
  • Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, with good team-working skills, a strong service orientation, and a demonstrated commitment to staff development and diversity in the workplace.


To Apply:
For more information about this position and Northeastern University's generous benefits, please visit:  https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/61897

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Multiple Positions, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

The link to the website for further information about the jobs is: http://hplct.org/about/job-openings



Branch Manager

Hartford Public Library seeks a person who has overall responsibility and accountability of all functions of a library branch. This includes the management of the public service operations including circulation, adult services, youth services, and security. This position is also accountable for training, scheduling and evaluating staff and assists in short-term and long-term planning in the assigned branch. The Branch Manager works with the development of the branch's collections and programming efforts, and supports in all areas of administration. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers.

Requirements: 

Master's in Library Science or Master's in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution required. Minimum three years of increasingly responsible leadership experience in a public library. Minimum of two years of supervisory experience is required. Position includes evening, and weekend assignments. View the complete job description and requirements at hplct.org/about/job-openings. Required online application. Open until filled. EEO.



YOUmedia Mentor (Part-time)

Hartford Public Library seeks a person who will be part of the team at YOUmedia Hartford, a digital learning center for teens. The YOUmedia Mentor is an instructor, artist, and technologist who guides youth as they explore digital media and library resources. This position will assist with the implementation and use of various technologies and is also responsible for trouble-shooting technological difficulties and the set-up for YOUmedia events. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers.

Requirements:

Two years college experience required. Four years college experience preferred. Instructional technology, web or graphic design, music production, or a related discipline preferred. Minimum one year of experience teaching digital media, or one year of professional career experience in a related technological field is required. Experience working with teens is required, including a demonstrated sensitivity and commitment to the needs of teens. Experience using social media technology (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) is required. Position includes evening, and weekend assignments with availability of 25 hours per week.  View the complete job description and requirements at hplct.org/about/job-openings. Required online application. Open until filled. EEO.


TAP Manager

Hartford Public Library, The American Place (TAP) offers basic adult education, workforce literacy and citizenship services.  The individual will manage a range of key projects related to the smooth delivery of The American Place services. TAP provides services to adults ages 17 and above with an emphasis on basic education, citizenship and workforce readiness. Management includes: overseeing the roll out and execution of project activities; monitoring deliverables and milestones; identifying opportunities to streamline and improve operations; identifying options to overcome project challenges; supervising staff as well as coordinating public-facing services on a day-to-day basis.

Responsibilities:
Operations Management

  • Manages multiple grant activities and budgets. This includes data aggregation and analysis; timely statistical and budget reporting; hiring and monitoring contractual employees and assistants.
  • Manages the development and implementation of a centralized electronic administrative system tracking TAP client intake from multiple program entry points, referrals, and outcomes.
  • Develops and maintains a regular cycle of program evaluation, identifies key successes, makes recommendations for improvements, maintains up-to-date policies and procedures.
  • Manages programs within available budgets and makes decisions for how programming budgets are distributed, monitors project spending, contractual employees, invoices, and submits timely reports accordingly.  
  • Manages staff including evaluating performance, goal setting, training and coaching. Prepares and submits performance reviews. Ensure adherence to company policies and procedures.

Teaching & Learning

  • Manages the delivery of online and on-ground curricula with quality control measures to meet goals of technology-enhanced teaching and learning environment; in collaboration with department staff evaluates effectiveness of instructional activities in promoting knowledge, literacy skills acquisition and workforce readiness.
  • Formulates and provides professional development to support the delivery of e-Learning resources and devices.
  • Leads training efforts and maintains open communication flow to support uniform and quality delivery of TAP-related services system wide. Provides branch staff with sound program development and logistical recommendations, encourages effective planning and shares information on best-practice principles to related programming/services.

Outreach and Relationship Building

  • Maintains effective working relationships and rapport with students, staff, and partners, notably, Capital Workforce Partners, CT State Department of Education, USCIS, and Hartford Public Schools, Department of Adult Education, while maintaining a focus on client service.
  • Develops new programming partnerships with businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies, coordinates contracting and/or MOUs//MOAs.
  • Helps to sustain a supportive and collegial environment for staff system wide, both through regular in-person meetings and online communications
  • Contributes content to communications tools (e.g. HPL e-Newsletter, Facebook, etc.)


Required:

  • Masters in Library Science or Masters in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution required.
  • Three years' experience delivering educational/informational services to adults in a not-profit urban setting.
  • Experience with federal grant projects and implementation.
  • Strong project development, implementation and management abilities including demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to manage conflicting priorities
  • Minimum two years' experience supervising both professional and support staff 
  • Ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines and perform detailed work accurately;
  • Experience in program design and implementation across a network of locations
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement, identify and assess problems and act decisively to implement appropriate solutions or recommendations
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating work with many different constituencies, including external partners, and have experience working with diverse populations
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills including ability to produce quality documents, reports and verbal information confidently to a range of audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate, communicate ideas, generate support, negotiate and resolve conflict
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with rapidly shifting responsibilities
  • Knowledgeable (or willing to attend trainings to attain knowledge) of State of Connecticut's Adult Education policies and procedures and U.S. immigration.
  • Strong technology and data entry skills with experience in Excel and familiarity with learning management systems.
  • Experience facilitating staff training and supporting professional development

Apply:
To start the application process, log onto the Hartford Public Library website for the link to apply online. Interested candidates must complete an on-line application, attach a cover letter, and resume.

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Weekend and Evening Supervisor, Salem State University, Salem, MA

The Frederick E. Berry Library at Salem State University is seeking a part-time Weekend and Evening Supervisor. This individual will possess a high level of customer service skills and the ability to supervise student employees and the library facility.  They will be responsible for the opening and closing of the library in the absence of full-time staff. Average hours per week are 17 to 22, depending upon the time of the year.

Duties will include:

  • Opening and closing the library in the absence of other staff members.
  • Supervising student employees, assigning tasks, and aiding in training of student employees.
  • Circulating library materials in and out, registering new patrons, and other functions using online library system.
  • Answering patron informational and directional questions in person and via phone; directing patrons to appropriate resource areas.
  • Sorting returned materials, preparing book trucks for shelving, shelving of library materials.
  • Mending of library materials; filing and other clerical duties; reading and revising of book stacks.
  • Aiding in preparation of materials for Course Reserves and circulating reserves materials.
  • Assisting in collecting statistical information.
  • Responsible for resolving customer service issues and reporting security concerns
  • May liaison with Campus Police to maintain security of the facility during evening and weekend hours
  • Occasional expectation to work during inclement weather.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications:

  • Previous experience working in positions that require attention to detail and excellent customer service skills.
  • Must be self-motivated and responsible, able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to deal politely and tactfully with students, staff, faculty, and public patrons.
  • Ability to develop the skills required to supervise student employees.
  • Experience and facility with online systems.
  • Must be flexible in scheduling, especially near exam time.
  • Weekend and evening availability.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience in libraries, bookstores, or retail establishments a plus.


Special Instructions to Applicants:

  • Please send resume and cover letter to Thomas Neenan, tneenan@salemstate.edu
  • Pre-Employment Background check will be conducted for all selected applicants
  • Application review will begin immediately and continue until an adequate pool is developed

EEO Statement:

Salem State University is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

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

Rodgers Memorial Library is seeking a part-time, Library Assistant for the Children's Room. 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/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 preferred.
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Computer and organizational skills


Applicants must be willing 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: July 15, 2019 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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On Call Library Assistant, Millis Public Library, Millis, MA

The Town of Millis is seeking candidates for a part-time "On Call" Library Assistant at the Millis Public Library to work hours as needed. Specific work schedule to be determined. Work may include daytime, evening, and/or weekend hours. Saturday availability is required.

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 strong 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.

Full/Part Time: Part Time


Salary: $14.79 per hour

How to Apply:
Applications are available on line at www.millis.org. Completed applications should be sent to Karen Bouret, kbouret@millisma.gov or Office of the Town Administrator/Board of Selectmen, Veterans Memorial Building Room 220, 900 Main Street, Millis, MA 02054.

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Call for Proposals: Dartmouth Library October Conference

Universal Design in Libraries
October Conference 2019: Call for Proposals and Save the Date

Dartmouth Library October Conference
Friday October 4, 2019
Dartmouth College, Hanover NH

Universal design (UD) means that rather than designing your facility and services for the average user,
you design them for people with a broad range of abilities, disabilities, and other characteristics--such as age, reading ability, learning style, language, culture, and others. - Sheryl Burgstahler, 2017.


Have you used the principles of Universal Design for Learning in your teaching? Have you implemented
changes to your physical space to make it more accessible? Have you had success in making your collections or your library's website more effective for all types of users? Share what you have learned about universal design in libraries and present practical tools and tips for implementing design strategies that support all our users.

This day-long event is scheduled for Friday, October 4, 2019 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

Conference Presentation Formats:

  • Lightning Talk: Concise and captivating overview of a project or idea. You may choose to use slides or other props to spice up your 5-minute presentation. The time limit will be strictly enforced!
  • Presentation: Typically 20-30 minutes, this format allows for a more in-depth discussion of a topic and time for questions from the audience.

Proposals should include:

  • A brief description, including how you see your proposal fitting in with the overall focus of the conference this year.
  • Preferred format (presentation or lightning talk).
  • Contact information for all speakers (e-mail and phone number).

Submit your proposal through our online form by Friday, July 12.


Questions or comments? Please contact us at OctoberConference2019@groups.dartmouth.edu
The programs for previous October Conferences are available here.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida seek an innovative, engaged individual to serve in the newly created Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Librarian position, focused on the development of a comprehensive and strategic DEI program. The Libraries are critical contributors to the University's ambitions regarding diversity, equity, inclusion and awareness. We recognize DEI as guiding principles and understand differences between people from the full spectrum of human and social identities as assets. These values help sustain excellence and fairness within our workplace, and enhance the relevance and accessibility of our facilities, services and collections, for communities we serve.

 

Through a participatory Strategic Directions development process in 2018, the Libraries committed to better understanding and fostering a more inclusive workplace. As one element in our efforts, the DEI Librarian position will help the Libraries' team members recognize, understand, value and embrace our differences as crucial to our communal work. As part of the development and implementation of a DEI program for the Libraries, the DEI Librarian will serve as the Libraries' Campus Diversity Liaison (CDL), working within a network of peer positions from across the University as well as serving as a liaison within the Libraries. We seek a capacity builder who will create, in collaboration with people of diverse cultural backgrounds and origins, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, and perspectives, meaningful dialogue and change.

 

The DEI Librarian will participate in national dialogues within the United States and globally that promote the establishment of professional practices in libraries and programs to enhance the opportunities of minority and underrepresented groups in the library profession. The DEI Librarian will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication and professional service activities in order to advance their field and meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

 

The search will remain open until August 30, 2019, and applications will be reviewed upon receipt. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

 

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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Access Services Specialist, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Access Services actively supports the mission of the Harvard Library by delivering a high standard of service; cultivating a welcoming environment that is supportive to academic research and inquiry; stewarding the University collection; and connecting the academic community to the vast array of library resources. We support the teaching and scholarly mission of the University through collaborative partnerships with the community of students, scholars, and professionals at Harvard and beyond.

 
This full-time position reports to the Access Services Librarian and is based in the Harvard-Yenching Library. Under direction, this position performs a combination of complex duties within Access Services to provide access to the Harvard Library collection. Work is performed with a high degree of judgment and latitude and requires substantial knowledge of library organization systems and procedures. 


 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Circulation: opens and closes the library; performs tasks associated with the automated circulation system (charges/discharges and renews materials, creates holds and recalls); communicates and enforces library policies; assists with day-to-day shelving and shelf-reading as needed; locates materials on shelves and physically assists patrons in finding library material; traces missing items; processes item requests and item deliveries from interlibrary courier; manages requests for off-site storage materials; supports library and collection security measures.
  • Information Services: provides basic reference and information service to patrons; refers complex reference questions to specialized research staff following established protocols; enters transaction statistics in library system; provides instruction in the use of library catalog HOLLIS and online resources commonly used in East Asian studies.
  • Collections: contributes to collection maintenance and daily re-shelving using best practices and established workflows; conducts shelf-reading and shifting of collections to maintain proper order; maintains accurate stacks labels and signage; trains and supervises all student workers charged with re-shelving and stacks maintenance.
  • Student Workers: may assist in hiring, training, scheduling, supervising, and assigning work to Access Services student workers; may assist with student payroll and payroll communications.
  • Resource Sharing:  assists with resource sharing activities such as Scan & Deliver, Interlibrary Loan, and Harvard/Borrow Direct workflows.


Basic Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent education required
  • Previous library or related customer service experience
  • Computer skills must include Microsoft Office Suite
  • Working knowledge (reading, writing, listening, speaking) of Chinese, Japanese, or Korean required

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


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Multiple Positions, Sno Isle Libraries, Snohomish, WA

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Director of Research & Instruction, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Wheaton College (MA) seeks a diverse pool of applicants for the position of Director of Research & Instruction in Library Services. This is an exciting time to join Wallace Library at Wheaton, a college that prides itself on a personal and engaged curricular and co-curricular learning experience for students. The college just approved a bold, innovative new curriculum, slated to launch in Fall 2020. The Research & Instruction team will play a key role in its successful implementation. Add in new leadership in the library and a newly-launched center for teaching and learning within the last year - it's clear that great things are happening at Wheaton!


Position Summary:
The Director of Research & Instruction (R&I) reports to the Dean of Library Services and serves on the library's leadership team. The Director leads an innovative, collaborative team of librarians and academic technologists in promoting effective student use of library and technology resources for self-discovery, empowerment, and success. The Director is responsible for the development and implementation of a creative, equitable, inclusive, and forward-looking vision for the library's research and instruction programming and services, one aligned with College priorities and responsive to curricular, technological, and library changes. The Director partners with faculty, library staff, and campus colleagues on a broad range of teaching and learning issues. On the library leadership team, the Director works with peers in collections and access, media services, and archives and digital initiatives to ensure use of library services and collections becomes a regular part of each student's Wheaton experience.


About Research & Instruction:
R&I is a blended library and academic technology team. The team's primary areas of responsibilities include:

  • information and digital literacy instruction,
  • student research support,
  • digital pedagogy infrastructure (including, but not limited to, the learning management system),
  • outreach to faculty and students, and
  • academic technology needs across campus.


Responsibilities of the Director of Research & Instruction include, but are not limited to, the following:


Management

  • Lead, manage, develop, assess, and advocate for R&I staff and services.
  • Lead the department in creating an inclusive, equitable, and respectful environment that values and affirms the diversity of the college community.
  • Represent the library on college-wide groups such as the Library, Technology, and Learning Committee (LTLC).
  • Achieve operational excellence through continuous development of staff, effective allocation of financial and staff resources, ongoing assessment, and adoption of best practices.
  • Plan and manage the R&I budget.
  • Oversee department participation in library-wide efforts such as open educational resources, digital initiatives, and collection development.
  • Lead and contribute to library strategic planning discussions; develop, implement, and assess library strategic initiatives as a member of the library leadership team.

 

Research & Instruction Responsibilities:

  • Partner with faculty and staff to build and move forward a strategic, integrated view of teaching and learning, inclusive of student research needs, pedagogy, literacies, technologies, and curricular transformation.
  • Promote and extend a culture of teaching excellence among staff.
  • Actively engage in the day-to-day work of the department; e.g. investigate and implement academic technology tools and systems, develop and deliver curriculum-integrated information and digital literacy instruction to students, promote curricular digital scholarship projects, support faculty in adopting and authoring open educational resources, and develop programming for faculty and staff development.
  • Provide leadership and coordination around campus-wide academic technology needs; e.g. lead initiatives that improve campus experience with the learning management system, lead discussions with faculty, IT, and Media Services on software and hardware needs in classrooms and labs, work with library and IT leadership on budgetary implications.
  • Participate in local, regional, and national professional communities of practice.


For full job description and application, please refer to the Wheaton College Job Site.

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Public Services Late Night Coordinator, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

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


Position Purpose:
Under the direction of the Director of Public Services, participates in the provision of high quality, user-focused experiences to library users at Brandeis. Coordinates daily operations of front-line library services, including borrowing transactions, information assistance, stacks maintenance, equipment use, data collection, building operations, and student employee oversight. Oversees the Information & Borrowing Desk and building operations during late night and weekend hours. Assists with oversight of the library's physical collections, including lost and missing books, collection inventory, and special projects.


Hours: Academic Year (37 weeks) Late-August - Mid-May, Sunday - Thursday 6pm-2am.

 
Essential Functions:

  • Supervises services and operations at the Information & Borrowing desk and in the Commons that result in successful patron-focused experiences.
  • Communicates and enforces policies, participates in data collection and reporting, and maintains routine oversight of building operations and safety protocols to ensure the library maintains a safe and welcoming environment for users.
  • Answers user questions via phone and email.
  • Works collaboratively to develop improvements to policies and procedures resulting in better user experience.
  • Manages building access and security during late night and weekends hours.
  • Provides guidance on stacks maintenance and assists with planning, executing, and evaluating stacks maintenance projects.


Position Requirements:

  •     Bachelor's degree required
  • Previous library or customer-service work experience
  • Familiarity with automated library system or similar system; proficiency with computing and productivity software (word processing, spreadsheets etc.);
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal communication skills
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule; late evenings, weekends and some holidays required; hours subject to change during breaks
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision
  • Willingness to work as part of a team
  • Background in an academic library environment or librarianship preferred but not required


How To Apply:

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

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Library Director, Hamden Public Library, Hamden, CT

Summary:

The Civil Service Commission announces the open competitive recruitment for the position of Library Director. This recruitment is open to the general public until Friday, July 12, 2019.

The Town of Hamden and the Hamden Library Board is looking to recruit a dynamic leader as its
Library Director. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated track record for establishing
innovative and creative programming in response to community needs as well as possess proven
abilities in strategic planning and community relations.

The Hamden Public Library is the primary community resource for self-education, civic engagement and educational enrichment for a rapidly growing, diverse population of residents.
    

Responsibilities:

The Library Director is responsible for the administration and management of all library functions
within the goals, guidelines and policies established by the Hamden Library Board. The Director
provides leadership within the library system and serves as the official representative of the library.

The Library Director works under the direct supervision of the Mayor as a Town Department Head. The Director works in cooperation with other Town officials and must maintain effective working relationships with both community agencies and the Hamden Board of Education, as well as volunteers and the general public.

The Director plans and administers all library functions and supervises a total of 40 staff members for the central library and the two library branches with the assistance of the associate library director, branch librarians and department managers.


Qualifications:
The preferred candidate musts have a Master's degree in Library Sciences or Information Science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association and ten (10) years of progressively responsible library administration experience, with at least seven (7) years in a supervisory capacity.


To Apply:

Applications and copies of the job description are available in the Personnel/Civil Service Office from 8:30 - 4:30 PM daily and on the Town of Hamden website at www.hamden.com.

Closing date: Friday, July 12, 2019 @ 4:00 P.M.

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Adjunct Professor,The Wayne State School of Information Sciences, Detroit, MI

The Wayne State School of Information Sciences is seeking an adjunct for the following online teaching assignment for Fall 2019:


Metadata in Theory and Practice
 - This course addresses the theoretical and practical principles of metadata. Students examine, develop and apply metadata for specific domains and settings. 3 credits

Please refer to the course profile that provides additional details about the course. 

Please contact Megen Rehahn Drulia (ay6086@wayne.edu) if you are interested in this teaching opportunity.

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Library Commons Assistant I, Providence College, Providence, RI

Essential Duties:

  • Assist library patrons in their needs concerning circulation, reserves, materials location, interlibrary loan, basic technology needs (computer hardware PC/Macintosh and software, research, digital services, printing, processing, formatting, email communications, etc.), especially from the circulation desk, other areas of the library and over the telephone.
  • Assist library administration and Commons staff with basic needs including Circulation (PC and HELIN loans, patron record databases, etc.) stacks maintenance and collection/building projects, reference and digital services, collections services, archives and special collection, as needed.
  • Operate and perform basic troubleshooting for computers, scanners, printers and copy machines such as removing jammed paper, adding toner, and calling for services and supplies.
  • Opens or closes the Library as needed, ensuring that the building is secure and that materials and equipment are properly stored and secured.


Education and Experience Required:

High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education preferred; library experience with OCLC WorldShare experience preferred.  

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online, please go to: https://careers.providence.edu

  • Click on Staff Positions, and type keywords "Library Commons Assistant"
  • Please complete application as requested.

Review of applications will begin immediately.

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Instructional Services Librarian (2), Pace University, New York & Westchester, NY

Pace University Library announces two (2) openings in their Instructional Services Department:

 

 Instructional Services Librarian at the Mortola Library (Westchester County, Pleasantville campus)

Apply online: https://careers.pace.edu/postings/11881

 

Instructional Services Librarian at the Birnbaum Library (New York City campus)

Apply online: https://careers.pace.edu/postings/11883

 

PLEASE NOTE: If you are flexible and would like to be considered for both positions, you must submit an online application for each position using the links above.


Position Summary:

Participate in a dynamic information literacy instruction program that emphasizes the integration of digital and print resources, develops autonomous learners, facilitates lifelong learning, and promotes core curriculum learning outcomes, including information literacy and critical thinking. Collaborate with the Instructional Services Team and departmental faculty in teaching students to become competent, independent, and ethical information seekers and users. Perform all aspects of client-based reference and information services.


Position Duties:

Develop, teach, and promote information literacy skills to undergraduate and graduate students in a variety of programs and disciplines. Collaborate with the IS Team and departmental faculty in designing, implementing, and assessing multi-faceted instructional programs, including but not limited to curricular-based instruction, drop-in workshops and seminars, interactive web-based tutorials, and library orientation tours and presentations. Share responsibility for scheduling functions and activities conducted by the IS Team.

Perform all aspects of traditional and electronic reference service, serving students and faculty through reference desk, live chat reference and online reference ticket inquiries. Facilitate Blackboard "Library Help" discussion forums. Perform electronic information retrieval, research consultation, collection development, web page content development, faculty and departmental liaison duties, committee and task force assignments. Work occasional evening/weekend shifts.

Examine standards and benchmarks for assessment and devise creative approaches to defining output measures and quality impact. Employ multi-dimensional assessment techniques which may include review of bibliographies and e-portfolios, standardized tests, simulations, exit interviews, behavioral observations, focus groups, learning logs, satisfaction surveys, and self-assessment.

Develop instructional and training materials in print and interactive web-based and multimedia formats. Create, edit, and update web pages and presentations that foster interactivity and provide dynamic, current information and access to library collections. Prepare and disseminate promotional literature about library resources and services.

Perform any other duties as may be determined by the Assistant University Librarian for Instructional Services or the campus Library Directors.

 

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent.
  • Demonstrated experience in and aptitude for both in-person and online Information Literacy instruction.
  • Experience with the concepts, goals and methods of Information Literacy instruction and the development and assessment of student learning outcomes.
  • Demonstrated understanding of information needs of university faculty, staff and students and a working knowledge of information technologies and their application to enhance user services.
  • Experience with relevant reference and research sources in a variety of formats; well-developed computer and online searching skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Initiative, flexibility and the ability to creatively adapt in an evolving organizational environment.
  • A strong commitment to excellence in service and a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

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Upper School Library Assistant, Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

Date available: Fall 2019

Contact Information:
Questions about this position should be emailed to: vtaylor@bbns.org - (Please, no phone calls/e-mails to Head's office and/or HR.)


Job Summary:
BB&N is seeking a part-time/hourly Library Assistant. The Library Assistant assists with front desk circulation, shelving, helping patrons locate books, implementing library policies, special projects, and providing library coverage. The Library Assistant also provides clerical and administrative support, including new book processing and copy cataloging; book repairs; collection inventory; and weeding. The Library Assistant is considered an integral part of the three-person library team, which includes two Co-Directors. This is a part-time academic year position of 20 hours per week in the Upper School Library. The schedule will be from 1-5 pm, Monday through Friday.


Context:
BB&N, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent schools, the Buckingham School and Browne &amp; Nichols School, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883.  Located on three separate campuses, we work as one School in pursuit of excellence. We celebrate the diversity of our community, which enriches our daily experience. At BB&N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep concern and respect for others.

BB&N's mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. We value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all.


Skills and Competencies:
The successful candidate will have at least a Bachelor's degree and some experience working in a high school library and/or working with 14-18 year-olds. Additionally, the successful candidate will be patient, flexible, professional, and dependable, as well as have strong multi-tasking and self-starter skills. The candidate should be comfortable working in a bustling library environment that hosts up to 100 students during busy blocks. The Library Assistant will demonstrate solid competencies, including:

  • enjoyment working with students in an educational setting;
  • attention to detail;
  • computer skills;
  • the ability to work independently;
  • the ability to lift 20 pounds;
  • good organizational skills;
  • excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues;
  • high standards of professional conduct; and
  • a good sense of humor.

To Apply:  Please visit the employment opportunities page at www.bbns.org or https://www.bbns.org/about/employment-opportunities to complete your online application. Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement and/or Teaching Philosophy and Reference List.

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Social Media/Emerging Technology Librarian, Nesmith Library, Windham NH

General Summary:

This is a full-time, 40 Hour/week position that will require some nights and weekend hours in a rotating schedule. The Social Media/Emerging Technology Librarian will be responsible for creating and disseminating library marketing materials including email newsletter, press releases, social media, and website. He/she will ensure consistent library identity and branding across all the above platforms. He/she will keep abreast of new web/mobile apps/software/hardware trends for patron use, analyze and recommend adoption of new patron facing technologies.

Education and Experience:
A Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university or equivalent graduate degree or any combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. One year or more of Public Library Experience. Recent MLS program graduates are encouraged to apply.


Responsibilities: Please see full job description @ https://www.nesmithlibrary.org/featured-story/2019/06/11/employment-opportunity

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Salary: Salary dependent upon experience. Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and paid earned time.

Address: Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:

Sylvie Brikiatis, Director, Nesmith Library, 8 Fellows Rd. Windham, NH 03087
director@nesmithlibrary.org

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Librarian, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Shepherdstown, WV

Closing date: 06/21/2019

Summary:
As a Librarian you will be responsible for the direction and independent operation of the Conservation Library.

Responsibilities:
Acts as chief librarian in acquisition and collection management services to NCTC and to the Fish and Wildlife Service as a whole.

Analyzes the needs of the library collection and its patrons in order to guide the selection of current and future books, periodicals, technical reports, data bases, documents, computer software, and data management systems for the efficient operation of the Conservation Library. Ensures that publications and/or subscription services are fully integrated within the catalog.

Acts as chief librarian in conceiving, planning, implementing, and directing a broad-scale range of information services for a major Federal training institution that serves technical information needs within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and within the natural resource conservation community.

Develops and manages an online scientific/biological literature search system. This system is accessible via the Internet and used by thousands of employees at hundreds of locations nationwide in support of their professional conservation duties.

For full job description & to apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/535223300

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Multiple JD/MSLIS Positions, St. John's University, Queens, NY

1. Reference and Scholarly Services Librarian, School of Law

The St. John's Law School Rittenberg Library seeks applications for the position of Reference & Scholarly Services Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Library Services, the Reference & Scholarly Services Librarian will join a service-centered team re-envisioning the role of the law library in a strong and vibrant law school community. The Librarian is responsible for planning and implementing services related to the support of scholarly initiatives throughout the law school and is a member of the Reference team, whose members collaborate closely to provide reference services and legal research instruction.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide extensive reference and research services to law faculty and students, both at the reference desk and through a liaison program.
  • Explore and develop services and documentation for scholarly initiatives, including scholarly impact efforts.
  • Train and supervise the Library's student research assistants to support the faculty and administration.
  • Participate in the preparation and delivery of legal research instruction.
  • Serve as one of the liaisons to the student-edited law journals.
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend the purchase of new print and digital legal research resources.
  • Participate in administration of the institutional repository with specific emphasis on faculty scholarship.
  • Collaboratively evaluate and realign the government documents collection to meet the needs of the institution.
  • Manage projects and participate as a team member in projects managed by the Library Director and other Librarians.
  • Foster strong working relationships with colleagues both at St. John's and in other libraries.
  • Work together with all Library team members in carrying out the long and short-term goals and objectives of the Library and the Law School.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • J.D. from ABA approved law school; M.L.S. from ALA accredited library school.
  • Knowledge of legal materials and current research methods, along with strong legal analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • A strong work ethic and commitment to excellent service.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, within a collegial environment.
  • Commitment to engage in professional development activities and opportunities.
  • Adept in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite and other standard business and academic applications.
  • Ability to combine the pursuit of excellence with a spirit of kindness and collaboration.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of experience in a law library reference department with demonstrated legal research and reference expertise.
  • Experience coordinating and managing faculty requests.
  • Experience working with new and emerging technologies or a strong interest in integrating appropriate technology into instruction.
  • Proficiency with Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, other electronic research resources, and print legal materials.
  • Teaching experience.

For full job description and application, please refer to: https://stjohnsedu.silkroad.com/epostings/?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=218546&version=1&source=listserv

 


 

2. Reference and Access Services Librarian, School of Law

Schedule: Reference & Access Services Librarian Monday-Thursday, 9-5 p.m. & Friday 9-3 p.m.

The St. John's Law School Rittenberg Library seeks applications for the position of Reference & Access Services Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Library Services, the Reference & Access Services Librarian will join a service-centered team  re-envisioning the role of the law  library in a strong and vibrant law school community. The Librarian is responsible for providing comprehensive access services to the space and resources of the library and is a member of the Reference team, whose members collaborate closely to provide reference services and legal research instruction.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide extensive reference and research services to law faculty and students, both at the reference desk and through a liaison program.
  • Train and supervise the Library's Access & Collection Services staff and student employees to provide comprehensive access and collection services to the entire law school community.
  • Oversee resource sharing and document delivery services.
  • Oversee circulation services, including course reserves and stacks maintenance.
  • Participate in the preparation and delivery of legal research instruction.
  • Serve as one of the liaisons to the student-edited law journals.
  • Serve as liaison to legal research resource vendors, including Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law.
  • Identify, evaluate, and recommend the purchase of new print and digital legal research resources.
  • Coordinate student services outreach and initiatives.
  • Participate in administration of the institutional repository with specific emphasis on student scholarship.
  • Collaboratively evaluate and realign the government documents collection to meet the needs of the institution.
  • Manage projects and participate as a team member in projects managed by the Library Director and other Libraries.
  • Foster strong working relationships with colleagues both at St. John's and in other libraries.
  • Work together with all Library team members in carrying out the long and short-term goals and objectives of the Library and the Law School.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • J.D. from ABA approved law school; M.L.S. from ALA accredited library school.
  • Knowledge of legal materials and current research methods, along with strong legal analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • A strong work ethic and commitment to excellent service.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, within a collegial environment.
  • Experience managing staff and/or student employees.
  • Commitment to engage in professional development activities and opportunities.
  • Adept in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite and other standard business and academic applications.
  • Ability to combine the pursuit of excellence with a spirit of kindness and collaboration.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of experience in a law library reference department with demonstrated legal research and reference expertise.
  • Experience coordinating and managing interlibrary loan and document delivery services
  • Experience working with new and emerging technologies or a strong interest in integrating appropriate technology into instruction.
  • Proficiency with Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, other electronic research resources, and print legal materials.
  • Teaching experience.

For full job description and application, please refer to: https://stjohnsedu.silkroad.com/epostings/?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=218547&version=1&source=listserv

 


 

3. Collection Services & Digital Initiatives Librarian, School of Law

Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 9-5 p.m. & Friday 9-3 p.m.

The St. John's Law School Rittenberg Library seeks applications for the position of Collection Services & Digital Initiatives Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Library Services, the Collection Services & Digital Initiatives Librarian will join a service-centered team re-envisioning the role of the law library in a strong and vibrant law school community.  The Librarian is responsible for primary administration of the integrated library system and institutional repository and oversees the processing and discovery of digital and physical resources. They also serve on the Reference team, whose members collaborate closely to provide reference services and legal research instruction.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Primary administration of the integrated library system, including oversight of initiatives to enhance discovery of library resources.
  • Train and supervise the Library's Collection Services & Digital Initiatives staff to facilitate efficient processing and discovery of print and digital library resources.
  • Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Library Services, monitor acquisitions spending and oversee invoice processing for acquisitions accounts.
  • Explore and implement digital resources for delivery of library services.
  • Manage onsite and proxy access to digital research resources to ensure maximum availability for law faculty and students.
  • Serve as primary administrator of the institutional repository with specific emphasis on the strategic development of the collections to best showcase the intellectual output of the Law School.
  • Participate in the preparation and delivery of legal research instruction.
  • Provide reference services to law faculty and students.
  • Collaboratively evaluate and realign the government documents collection to meet the needs of the institution.
  • Manage projects and participate as a team member in projects managed by the Library Director and other Libraries.
  • Foster strong working relationships with colleagues both at St. John's and in other libraries.
  • Work together with all Library team members in carrying out the long and short-term goals and objectives of the Library and the Law School.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • J.D. from ABA approved law school; M.L.S. from ALA accredited library school.
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of and experience with bibliographic utilities and integrated library systems.
  • Demonstrated exceptional written and oral communication skills.
  • A strong work ethic and commitment to excellent service.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, within a collegial environment.
  • Commitment to engage in professional development activities and opportunities.
  • Adept in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite and other standard business and academic applications.
  • Ability to combine the pursuit of excellence with a spirit of kindness and collaboration.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of experience in a law library setting.
  • Knowledge or experience with metadata standards, bibliographic data, and cataloging standards.
  • Experience working with new and emerging technologies.
  • Experience managing electronic resources.
  • Proficiency with Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, other electronic research resources, and print legal materials.

For full job description and application, please refer to: https://stjohnsedu.silkroad.com/epostings/?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=218548&version=1&source=listserv

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Web Services Librarian, Auburn University Libraries, Auburn, AL

Auburn University Libraries seeks an innovative, knowledgeable, and user-focused individual to serve as the Web Services Librarian, reporting to the Associate Dean for Public Services/Head of Research and Instruction Services in the University Libraries. This twelve-month tenure-track position requires professional and scholarly activity as well as service on library and university committees.  The successful candidate will provide the leadership that will guide the planning, design and implementation of an improved Auburn University Libraries web presence that enhances the user experience and the Libraries' role in supporting the research, instruction, extension and service programs of the University.


MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Planning and leading initiatives to improve Auburn University Libraries web presence and user experience;
  • Playing a leadership role in assessing and improving the Auburn University Libraries' website with respect to online content organization, usability, accessibility, interconnectivity, search functionality, accuracy, and currency in adherence to the best technical and professional standards;
  • Collaborating with content creators in all Libraries departments and other stakeholders to facilitate the creation of cohesive and high quality scholarly online content, website, and search tools that contribute to student success and research productivity;
  • Participating in the planning, testing, deployment, and troubleshooting of web applications and platforms to best ensure a reliable and robust Auburn University Libraries web presence that enhances user experience and an improved resource discovery;
  • Overseeing and enforcing a consistent Auburn University Libraries online presence, identity, and branding in concert with Auburn University's brand and design;
  • Leading, through focus groups and user surveys, the processes for usability testing, analysis and assessment of the Libraries website, search tools, and online content;
  • Collaborating and working closely with Auburn University Libraries' departments to incorporate the desired changes from usability testing;
  • Serving as a primary point of contact for investigating and facilitating the resolution of  web-based problems that are reported by library users;
  • Maintaining current knowledge of best practices, standards, and innovative technologies related to web services and facilitating, through training, their adoption and application; and
  • Performing other duties as assigned.


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters of Library Science and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited program or equivalent at the time employment begins;
  • Experience with UX/usability testing methods in an academic library setting;
  • Broad knowledge of a wide range of information technology skills and abilities related to security, accessibility, user experience, and web development;
  • A commitment to customer service excellence;
  • Strong and effective interpersonal and written communication skills;
  • Highly developed analytical, problem-solving and organizational skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and collegially and productively on teams;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity with an understanding of the contributions that a diverse workforce brings to the workplace;
  • Ability to adapt emerging technologies to enhance user services in a collaborative, busy, and evolving public services unit; and
  • Potential to meet university promotion and tenure requirements for library faculty.

 

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience working with multiple library-specific applications and content management systems;
  • Demonstrated experience, through course-work, projects or job duties, designing and building production quality and standards-compliant websites using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript;
  • Ability to analyze complex quantitative and qualitative data; and
  • A familiarity with technological trends and best practices in higher education and the Library and Information Science profession.


SALARY / BENEFITS: Starting salary of $54,025 for a Librarian II/Assistant Professor.  Rank and salary will be commensurate with experience/qualifications. This is a twelve-month tenure-track position. Benefits include 20 days of vacation leave/12 days of sick leave per year; participation in State Teachers' Retirement System (mandatory); additional voluntary retirement plans available; health/dental/life/disability insurance.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:
Application review process begins July 8, 2019 and will continue until a qualified candidate is selected and recommended for appointment. A complete application must include a letter of interest, resume or curriculum vitae, and the names of three current, professional references (please include mailing addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers). The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States at the time appointment is scheduled to begin and continue working legally for the proposed term of employment. For questions, contact the search committee chair, Nancy Noe at noenanc@auburn.edu.

To apply and see the full job description, visit: http://aufacultypositions.peopleadmin.com/postings/3496

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YA Library Intern, Pelham Public Library, Pelham, NH

The Pelham Public Library, in Pelham, NH seeks an enthusiastic, flexible, customer service-oriented library student to join our staff as a Library Intern for YA.


Description: This position primarily works in the Young Adult department, assisting with collection development, teen programming, and reader advisory.

This internship is for 10-15 hours per week, which may include evenings and weekends with opportunities to sub for others. This internship is for one semester, with the possibility of extending for a longer term.


Qualifications: A college degree or equivalent combination of education and experience demonstrating the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in library operations is required. Library experience preferred. Excellent customer service attitude towards patrons of all ages is essential and proficiency using a computer is necessary. Must be able to push or pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 lbs.), stretching and standing for extended periods of time.


Compensation:  $16-18 per hr. depending on qualifications.


To apply: email resumé, letter of interest, & the Town of Pelham employment application to:
Director Rita Gavelis, rgavelis@pelhamweb.com


The employment application is available at: https://www.pelhamweb.com/sites/pelhamnh/files/uploads/2018_town_of_pelham_employment_application_w_disclaimer.pdf

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Librarian ll, Rochester Public Library, Rochester, NH

The City of Rochester NH is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time (35 hrs/wk) Librarian II to perform professional and supervisory tasks for the Technical Services Department. The ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively and provide leadership for the department; have the ability to work with a high degree of independence in evaluating and prioritizing the needs of the department and serve as
the Library's liaison to the Department of Municipal Information Systems (IT).


Position requirements:
Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university and three years of progressively responsible professional or paraprofessional library work. Preference will be given to candidates with experience using Sierra integrated library system software.


Pay range: $45,936 to $61,497 annually DOQ/E with a competitive benefits package. Pre-employment testing will include educational and criminal background, medical and drug screen.


Apply: For more information on the City's application process, to view the entire job description or to obtain an application, visit the HR page of the City's website at www.rochesternh.net.

A rating of your application will be based on your education, training and experience as it relates to the requirements for this position. It is essential, therefore, that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application.


Position open until filled. Interested candidates are advised that a review of applications will begin on July 2, 2019.


Submit completed City application, cover letter, & resume to:
Human Resources - #550200
City of Rochester
31 Wakefield Street
Rochester, NH 03867


All applications for this position will be held in confidence.

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Librarian, United States Golf Association (USGA), Liberty Corner, NJ

Position Summary:

The Librarian is responsible for overseeing and managing library operations, including collections management, scholarship and engagement support. He or she will process collections using best practices; provide services to researchers; catalog and process books; identify materials needing repair and conservation; ensure use of proper preservation techniques; shelve materials; and perform other functions necessary to the operation of a special collections library. The Librarian will support the development of policies and procedures for the growth and care of the collection and will maintain a computerized database for all archived material within the Library.


What you can expect:

Collections Management

  • Manages the Library's strategic planning initiatives as related to collections development, acquisition of digital content, conservation and preservation
  • Develops documentation of policies, procedures and best practices for the Library in collaboration with the Curator of Collections
  • Execute day-to-day library functions related to acquisitions, cataloging and preservation and records management
  • Oversees ongoing library projects related to tracking critical metrics and executing a comprehensive audit
  • Directs USGA staff to proactively maintain association records
  • Collaborates with the Director to proactively identify materials that fit within the Collections Development Plan

Scholarship 

  • Establishes and maintains relationships with scholars, collectors, special collections libraries and other relevant institutions
  • Supports special USGA Golf Museum projects, including the Architecture Archive, the African-American Archive Newspaper Project and the Championship Scoring Database
  • Represents the USGA Golf Museum to the scholarly community at large

Engagement

  • Supports preparation and organization of assets for USGA-generated content
  • Support internal and external researchers at the USGA Library by administering library policy, identifying and retrieving research materials, photocopying and scanning documents, and monitoring researchers

Administration

  • Monitors, analyzes, evaluates and communicates staffing, space, equipment and fiscal needs of the Library
  • Represents the Library regarding policy and budget proposals
  • Oversees Library staff, consultants and interns

 

What you bring to the USGA:

  • A Master's degree in Library Science, Archival Management or related field
  • Minimum of 5 years professional library or archival experience in a museum or special collections environment
  • Strong strategic planning and communication skills
  • Experience working with information technology applications, including content management systems and digital asset management systems
  • Knowledge of cataloging, specifically on the OCLC platform
  • Expert knowledge of archival principles and practices
  • Knowledge of preservation and conservation standards
  • Knowledge of golf history
  • Detail-oriented with ability to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and manage multiple projects concurrently
  • Highly motivated individual
  • Enthusiastic team player who enjoys collaborating with others
  • Excellent analytical, oral and written communication skills, organizational skills

Application & Full Job Description: https://boards.greenhouse.io/unitedstatesgolfassociation/jobs/4272782002

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Part Time Library Clerk, Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA

POSITION SUMMARY:
The Library Clerk is a part-time, pre-professional position of 10-19 hours per week that provides assistance in multiple areas of the Library including circulation, reference, acquisitions, book processing, and shelving. The Library Clerk reports to the Associate Library Director.


PRIMARY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Circulation, shelving, and retrieval of library materials.
  • Fills requests for items on reserve and at storage.
  • Is responsible for library's opening and closing procedures.
  • Provides research and reference assistance to students, faculty, and the public.
  • Provides instruction in the use of library materials, including indexes, reference materials and electronic resources.
  • Assists with maintenance of periodical collection.
  • Assists with the physical processing and maintenance of books.
  • Assists with the creation and maintenance of LibGuides.
  • Perform Inter Library Loan request.
  • Other projects as assigned

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
B.A. or previous library experience required. Coursework towards M.L.S. degree is highly desirable.
Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Experience with the literature of architecture or art history is desirable as is experience with information literacy instruction and/or ease with technology and social media.

This position will work Wednesday evenings until 10pm with additional hours possible. During the Fall and Spring semesters this position must be able to work at least one weekday evening until
10:30 and one weekend day with additional hours possible.


STANDARD EXPECTATIONS:
Team and Interpersonal Skills: Success in this position requires proven ability to develop professional positive rapport with other team members including support staff and senior staff.


Service Orientation: Success in this position requires a service-oriented perspective in which, to the
greatest extent possible, students and other employees are treated in such a way as to feel valued and
well served in their contacts with the facilities team as a professional representative of the BAC.

Confidentiality and Discretion: Success in this position requires the ability not only to maintain the
confidentiality of student and employee records, but also the ability to discern when it is appropriate
to divulge privileged, if not necessarily confidential, information.


APPLY HERE: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=43ed2d4f-3653-424b-a940-d35b9640807d&jobId=272478.

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Part-Time Metadata Assistants, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The Northeastern University Archives and Special Collections is seeking metadata assistants for a part-time temporary position. The assistants will create and enhance MODS records for the archive's digital collection of texts and images. The work will include creating descriptive MODS metadata via spreadsheets as part of the digitization workflow. The position requires some experience in MODS, and knowledge of LCSH and name authorities. The right person will be detail-oriented and have the ability to work independently in collaborative environment as well as have the sensitivity to work with diverse collections.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS or equivalent
  • Experience with MODS
  • Knowledge of LCSH and name authorities
  • Attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work independently
  • Strong communication skills
  • Interest in critical librarianship and inclusive and ethical archival practices.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Oxygen or other XML editors.


Hours:
17 hours a week. Hours can be flexible, but must fall between 8:30AM and 5:00PM, Monday through Friday.

Pay Rate: $14 per hour

Contact: Please send resume and cover letter to Daniel Lavoie at d.lavoie@northeastern.edu and Molly Brown at mo.brown@northeastern.edu

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Save the Date: 2019 & 2020 Education Research Symposia

We are pleased to invite you and your colleagues to attend the upcoming 19th International  Oxford Education Research Symposium.
Attendees may participate as observerspanel members or presenters of papers, reports, and commentaries concerning aspects relevant to the theory and practice of universal education. Posters are welcome too.
 
DEADLINES
SUMMER Session (29-31 July) at Harris Manchester College
Abstract submission  - 12 July
Regular registration  - 16 July
 

FALL Session (4-6 December) at St Anne's College
Abstract submission  - 16 November 
Early registration  - 2 September
Regular registration  - 20 November
 
SPRING Session (25 & 26 March 2020) at The Queens College
Abstract submission  - 9 March 
Early registration  - 15 December 
Regular registration  - 11 March
 
 
NOTATIONS FOR THE MEETINGS:

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Research Data Librarian, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Link to full job description: https://www.library.pitt.edu/research-data-librarian

The Research Data Librarian is a full-time Librarian position in the ULS Digital Scholarship Services unit, responsible for providing support and expertise to faculty, students, and researchers engaged in research data management planning, data acquisition, data sharing, and long-term data stewardship. This position emphasizes collaborating with faculty and graduate students in the sciences and social sciences, but may support data practices and literacies in a wide variety of disciplines and with other populations. The Research Data Librarian will also work within ULS to coordinate data education, curation, and consultation activities. The position facilitates and is supported by the library's existing cross-organizational Research Data Management team, made up of liaison librarians, archivists, and staff working in areas that contribute to data management. In this forward-facing and highly collaborative position, the Research Data Librarian draws on a broad knowledge of research data management and stewardship, communicates clearly and effectively with researchers and colleagues, and monitors and creatively responds to emerging researcher data needs. Through consults, training, advocacy, and collaborative initiatives, the Research Data Librarian supports data practices across many phases of research and learning. The position reports to the Digital Scholarship Librarian.

Responsibilities:

  •     Educating members of the campus community about data management practices and theory, consulting with individuals and teams, and performing outreach in order to position the library as a collaborator in managing research data
  • Promoting the value of responsible data practices and reproducibility, emphasizing foundational considerations of privacy, ethics, attribution, and documentation when working with data
  • Supporting data literacies alongside the other members of the Digital Scholarship Services unit, particularly for research that makes use of data-intensive processes or which has specialized data management needs
  • Coordinating research data management support within ULS by leading the library's cross-organizational Research Data Management team, made up of liaison librarians, archivists, and staff working in areas that contribute to data management
  • Coordinating with the ULS Metadata and Discoverability unit to provide metadata and ontology support for datasets
  • Working with the Office of Scholarly Communication and Publishing to foster Open Scholarship initiatives, focusing on research transparency, reproducibility, availability, and openness
  • Assisting researchers in meeting data management and sharing requirements of funders and publishers, for example through applications such as DMPTool
  • Supporting preparation and deposit of datasets in repositories, including D-Scholarship@Pitt, the ULS-hosted institutional repository for the University of Pittsburgh
  • Building and maintaining relationships with other University units supporting research data management, including the Health Sciences Library System, Center for Research Computing, Pitt Information Technology, Office of Research, and others


Librarians at the University of Pittsburgh are members of the faculty and are expected to demonstrate continuous professional development in addition to performing their specific responsibilities.  This expectation includes such activities as participating in and contributing to departmental, library and campus-wide committees or working groups as well as the profession at a regional, national, and/or international level, maintaining a broad awareness of current and emerging issues that affect their particular areas of expertise, participating in relevant publishing and presentation opportunities, and pursuing knowledge of professional trends and developments that can be applied to evolving research, services and collections.

Qualifications:
Required:

  • Master's degree or higher in library or information science or other relevant discipline
  • Academic background or relevant experience in the sciences or social sciences
  • Knowledge of research processes and the role of data within contemporary research and scholarship
  • Familiarity with foundational concepts of metadata, data formats, and systems for managing and sharing research data
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, to communicate well with various people in different contexts, to teach concepts and practical skills, and to successfully manage projects

To Apply:
Submit letter of application and CV with the names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references via email to:  Sharon McMasters, Personnel Coordinator  (sam989@pitt.edu)

Visa sponsorship is not offered with this position.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled; primary consideration will be given to those received by June 28, 2019.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Equal Opportunity Employer -- Minorities/Women/Vets/Disabled

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Processing Archivist, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Duties & Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Collections Services Archivist, the Processing Archivist arranges and describes manuscript collections, archival records, visual materials, and objects, including large mixed-format and born-digital collections, using appropriate-level processing strategies to ensure their accessibility, preservation, discovery, and use. In this capacity, the Processing Archivist will: devise and implement processing plans; screen collections for sensitive materials; and prepare and update access tools including finding aids and catalog records in accordance with national and local standards such as the Harvard Joint Processing Guidelines. The Processing Archivist will also assist in the ongoing development and refinement of local processing and description practices, and contribute to the Center's culture of evaluation by maintaining processing metrics and project documentation. 

The Processing Archivist will also collaborate with colleagues on Collections Services team projects and departmental efforts, including serving regular shifts on the reference desk; participating in departmental and library-wide planning activities; training and supervising interns and less-than-half-time (LHT) processing staff as needed; serving on relevant Harvard Library committees and/or working groups; and undertaking special projects as assigned. The Processing Archivist is expected to actively contribute to and engage with the archival profession. 
 

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited advanced degree in a related discipline such as History (preferably in the history of medicine or science), with an archival concentration. Minimum of two years' related experience, preferably arranging and describing manuscript collections.  


Additional Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience creating DACS-compliant, EAD-encoded finding aids; familiarity with MARC for original cataloging of manuscript materials; and working knowledge of LCSH and LCNAF. Experience identifying and restricting sensitive information. Excellent attention to detail; demonstrated the ability to manage time and complete projects in a timely manner. Superior written and verbal communication skills; excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills; ability to manage a variety of tasks and multiple priorities. Flexibility and tolerance for change are essential in this fast-paced work environment - the ability to work independently as well as collaborate in a team environment in a cooperative and collegial fashion.     

Preferred qualifications: experience processing born-digital collections and familiarity with digital forensics workflows; familiarity with accepted preservation methods for special collections materials; familiarity with ArchivesSpace and EAC-CPF. Broad knowledge of American and modern European history and culture and the history of medicine and science highly desirable.


Additional Information:

This is a two-year term position.  

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
 
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
 
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
 
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
 
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
 
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
 
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
 
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
 
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.


Apply here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341#jobDetails=1458114_5341

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Business & Entrepreneurship Librarian, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

The UConn Library seeks an engaged and forward-looking Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian to collaborate with stakeholders in the areas of business, entrepreneurship, and innovation within the UConn community and in the state of Connecticut.  The Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian connects UConn Library collections, services, and spaces to research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at UConn.  The Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian creates and assesses services, collections, and tools that support initiatives to develop the educational and commercial potential of ideas.  This position serves as the primary contact for research assistance, information literacy instruction, and collection-building for the UConn School of Business, The Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and the Department of Economics.  Along with all UConn Library personnel, the successful candidate makes a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University.

The Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian contributes to the advancement of the UConn Library through collaboration with colleagues and engagement with Library-wide initiatives, including serving on Library and University committees.  The Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian engages in continuous learning and is professionally engaged at the state, regional, and national levels.  As an active member of the Academic Engagement area's Research Services unit, the position reports to the Head of Research Services, and is a positive contributor to the Library, founded on the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.

Appointment Terms

This is an open rank search 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 #2019597) 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 July 28, 2019. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019597)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on February 24, 2019.  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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Librarian, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library seeks a fun, fearless and flexible team player for a part-time (16 hours/week) professional Librarian position. Reporting to the Information Services Supervisor, the primary responsibility is to assist the public in making maximum use of library resources. This position requires excellent customer service skills, outreach and technology instruction experience, expert searching skills, and familiarity with collection and reference tools. The Librarian responds to requests for specific information; shows patrons how to search for and locate information; provides technology instruction, Reader's Advisory service and selects materials for the collection. Incumbents in the Information Services Department provide support and instruction to patrons in and outside of the Library on a wide range of computer applications, library services and electronic resources.


Minimum requirements:

MLS; one to three years of reference experience; excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills; in-depth knowledge of collection development; excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet searches and software specific to libraries; and
basic ability to troubleshoot computer hardware and software. The hourly rate of pay is $27.24 and the position is not benefit eligible.

To apply:

Send resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Dept., Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document to hr@wellesleyma.gov by June 24, 2019. AA/EOE

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Student Intern, Global Education Opportunities (GEO) Center - The Colleges of the Fenway, Boston, MA

The Colleges of the Fenway (COF) is a consortium of five colleges in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston:
Wentworth Institute of Technology, Simmons University, MCPHS University, Massachusetts College of Art
and Design, and Emmanuel College. The Global Education Opportunities (GEO) Center works with directors of international programs, study abroad and international student advisors at our member colleges to support international initiatives across the campuses. By providing support for collaborative efforts and shared resources, we hope to enhance the colleges' global outreach and COF students' ability to function effectively in a global environment.


Description:
This 10-month position is ideal for an individual interested in learning about the technical aspects of study
abroad and international student data management. We are seeking a self-starter who is willing to take
ownership of their assigned projects, see projects through to fruition, and bring ideas to the table as an active member of our team that is enhancing the student experience through improved service design and user experience. Projects may include the following:

  • Database quality assurance (data clean-up, such as locations and program archiving)
  • Data mapping of TerraDotta database
  • Online program brochure template development
  • Normalization of faculty-led program proposal forms and conversion to online form
  • Administrative duties such as doing research; collecting, analyzing and reporting on data;participating in office meetings; preparing materials for events; keeping detailed records; assisting with office functions.


Qualifications:

  • Graduate students preferred; experienced undergraduates will be also considered
  • Must be enrolled in a graduate or undergraduate program at the time of internship
  • Computer skills - Microsoft Word and Excel; relational database/knowledge of SQL; HTML editing through a standard WYSIWYG interface (e.g. WordPress)
  • Experience in usability and user experience research a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and time management skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible and hard working


Hours:The Part-Time Student Intern works approximately 20 hours per week* between the hours of 8:30-5:00, Monday through Friday, August 1st, 2019 - May 31, 2020*. The GEO Center is closed on national andstate holidays. *Exact hours and start/end dates are open for negotiation.


Pay: This position pays $14.00 per hour.


Application: Applicants wishing to pursue this opportunity with the GEO Center should send their resume
and statement of interest to Rebecca Bacon, Director of the Global Education Opportunities (GEO) Center at geocenter@colleges-fenway.org.

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Associate Director of Technology and Operations, The Mark Twain Library, Redding, CT

The Mark Twain Library in Redding, CT seeks and Associate Director of Technology and Operations. Under the direction of the Library Director, this individual is responsible for overseeing the Mark Twain Library's automation and information technology needs and assuring the smooth operations of the library when the Library Director And Assistant Director are not available. Join a small but dynamic library with one of the largest per capita usage in the state. The library is a member of the BIbliomation Consortium which is part of the Evergreen community. Work in a beautiful setting with an appreciative customer base.


Main Responsibilities:

This position plans for, manages and maintains all technology and technological applications. The positon also serves as webmaster. In addition, the person in this position works closely with the library's phone, HVAC web-based controls, solar panel providers and others as necessary. He/She also Acts as liaison between Library Director and Bibliomation and other hardware and software vendors, places orders as
required, and maintains the technology budget. Other key responsibilities are managing the website and all plug-ins, staff email and implementing new technologies as needed. The position also supports fund-raising chairpersons and the development office technology needs. They will work closely with the Communications Specialist responsible for social media.


Required skills and attributes:

  • Website management skills (WordPress).
  • Professional knowledge of library practices and procedures, knowledge of online library systems, telecommunications, and personal computer software and hardware.
  • Able to deal with public tactfully and work independently.

Other required skills:

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and able to install hardware which may include the need to bend, kneel, crawl and work in tight spaces.
  • Ability to drive and access to a car. Ability to work evenings or weekends as needed.

Qualifications:

  • MLIS or MLIS student or experience with library systems. Candidates with related equivalent experience are also encouraged to apply.
  • Must show strong affinity for working in a library and with staff who have varied technological knowledge.
  • Strong affinity for website management.

Salary Range: 50,000 - 52,500 dependent on level of experience


Benefits: Health Insurance, paid vacation, paid personal days. travel expense reimbursement. MLIS candidates are eligible for tuition reimbursement of one course per semester. This is a highly professional 35 hour per week position with a flexible schedule to accommodate the needs of the library.


Deadline: June 30, 2019

Apply to jobs@marktwainlibrary.org with resume, cover letter and names of 2 references. Questions to same email address.

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Astor Curator and Department Head, Printed Books and Bindings, The Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY

The Morgan Library & Museum, a major NYC museum, seeks experienced curator to lead Department of Printed Books and Bindings. 

Responsibilities:

Oversee renowned printed book collection, extending from the invention of printing to modern first editions.  Organize exhibitions; make strategic acquisitions; oversee growth, preservation, documentation of collection; cultivate patronage for department; support outside research; oversee two staff. 

Qualifications:

Minimum 7 years' experience with primary materials in libraries/special collections, MA or equivalent in relevant field, Latin and 2nd language. Excellent communicator/outgoing personality. Experience with exhibitions, acquisitions, antiquarian booksellers, donor cultivation.

Full qualifications/how to apply by July 15, 2019: www.museum-search.com.  EOE.  Nominations welcome.

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Call for Papers: Library Juice Press Annual Paper Contest

The intention of this contest is to encourage and reward good work in the field of library and information studies, humanistically understood, through a monetary award and public recognition.

The contest is open to librarians, library students, academics, and others.

Acceptable paper topics cover the full range of topics in the field of library and information studies, loosely defined.

Papers submitted may be pending publication or published (formally or informally) in the past year. Unpublished papers are acceptable if they are publicly accessible (informally published) and written in the past year.

Single and multiple-authored papers will be accepted.

Any type of paper may be entered as long as it is not a report of an empirical study. Examples of accepted forms would be literature review essays, analytical essays, historical research, and personal essays. The work may include some informal primary research, but may not be essentially a report of a study.

Submitted papers may be part of a larger project.

The minimum length is 2000 words. The maximum length is 10,000 words.

Criteria for judgment:

  • Clarity of writing
  • Originality of thought
  • Sincerity of effort at reaching something true
  • Soundness of argumentation (where applicable)
  • Relevance to our time and situation


The award shall consist of $1000 and a certificate suitable for framing.

Entries must be submitted by August 1st, to inquiries@libraryjuicepress.com. Entries must be in MS Word or RTF format to facilitate removal of identifying information (PDFs not accepted).

The winning paper, and possibly a number of honorable mentions, are announced on October 1st.

Papers will be judged by a committee selected for their accomplishments in the field, and in order to represent a range of perspectives. The jury uses a blind process in which identifying information is removed from the submitted papers.

Although we are a publisher, submission of a paper for this award in itself does not imply any transfer, licensing, or sharing of your publication rights.

Past winners

2018 - Gracen Brilmyer, for "Archival assemblages: applying disability studies' political/relational model to archival description," published in Archival Science in 2018. [Press release]

2017 - David James Hudson, for "On 'Diversity' as Anti-Racism in Library and Information Studies: A Critique," published in the Journal of Critical Library and Information Studies in 2017. [Press release]

2016 - Lisa Sloniowski, for "Affective Labor, Resistance, and the Academic Librarian," published in Library Trends in 2016. [Press release]

2015 - James Lowry, for "Information and the Social Contract," unpublished at the time of award. [Press release]

2014 - Michelle Caswell, for "Inventing New Archival Imaginaries: Theoretical Foundations for Identity-Based Community Archives," published as a chapter in Identity Palimpsests: Archiving Ethnicity in the United States and Canada, Litwin Books, 2014. [Press release]

2013 - Ryan Shaw, for "Information Organization and the Philosophy of History," published in JASIST in June 2013. [Press release]

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Call for Proposals: CHIIR 2020, Vancouver, Canada

CHIIR 2020, 14-18 March, 2020 • Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

CHIIR 2020 is pleased to invite proposals for satellite workshops to be held in conjunction with the main conference.

CHIIR 2020 workshops will provide a platform for presenting novel ideas and emerging areas in Interactive IR, Information Seeking or Interfaces for Information Access in a less formal and potentially more focused way than the conference itself. Workshop topics typically match those identified in the CHIIR 2020 general call for contributions, but proposals related to  other areas of Interactive IR are welcome as well. The format of each workshop is to be determined by the organisers and can be either full-day or half-day. We encourage workshops that foster collaboration, discussion, group problem-solving and community building initiatives. Workshops that only revolve around the presentation of papers in a "mini conference" format are discouraged.

Researchers and practitioners from IR, Information Science or any related discipline are invited to submit proposals for review. The organisers of approved workshops will be expected to define the workshop's focus, gather and review submissions, and decide upon the final program content. At least two organizers are expected to attend the entire workshop.


PROPOSAL FORMAT AND SUBMISSION:

The tutorial proposal should be a PDF document no more than 4 pages long (including references), submitted by e-mail toworkshops.chiir2020@gmail.com and organised as follows:

  • Title:
  • Format: half/full day
  • Brief description
    • Please indicate the main topics/issues of the workshop. We welcome workshops that address important issues, discuss potential solutions, integrate various approaches, and offer innovative perspectives within the themes of the conference and have strong potential to contribute to the evolution of research and development of Human Computer Interaction and information Retrieval.
  • Significance and relevance to CHIIR
    • Please indicate here why the workshop is significant and relevant to CHIIR.
  • Provisional plan
  • Please describe the type of activities you intend to carry out during the event. Successful workshop proposals will show a high proportion of interactive elements.
  • Name Surname - http://your.web.page.com - your@email.com
  • Part of a series
    • If the workshop is part of a series please state it here, refer to the past editions and explain in what way the proposed workshop brings genuine novelty.


EVALUATION CRITERIA:

Tutorial proposals will be reviewed according to: (1) novelty of the topics, (2) relevance for CHIIR community, (3) quality of workshop planning (4) potential to generate future research output. Reviewers will be selected by the workshop chairs from the pool of Senior Program Committee Members.


IMPORTANT DATES:

Workshop proposal submission deadline:

  • Tuesday October 1, 2019

Workshop proposal notification:

  • Tuesday October 23, 2019

Camera-ready Workshop summary deadline:

  • Monday January 13, 2020

Workshop date:

  • Saturday March 14, 2020


Deadlines refer to 23:59 (11:59pm) in the AoE (Anywhere on Earth) time zone.


WORKSHOP CHAIRS:

  • David Elsweiler,  University of Regensburg, Germany
  • Markus Kattenbeck, TU Vienna, Austria


Please contact the chairs on workshops.chiir2020@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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High School Library Teacher, Andover Public Schools, Andover, MA

DESCRIPTION:
To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. The Library Teacher should strive to instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information. The applicant will collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness.
The Library Teacher will provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and the school district, and is integral component of the learning/instructional program.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

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


QUALIFICATIONS:
Under the direct supervision of the School Principal and the Director of Digital Learning, the AHS Library Teacher should possess the following qualifications:

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


APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://andoverma.gov

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Part Time Library Associates (2), Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, MA

The Norfolk Public Library is hiring two part-time Library Associate positions.  Both positions will be scheduled for 10 hours per week, and will require some evening and weekend work, including some Sundays (October - April).  The Library Associate provides service and assistance to patrons at the circulation desk. The position requires the ability to understand and follow library policies and procedures and the ability to use PC's with Windows operating system and the automated circulation system effectively.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Charging and discharging library materials including holds and renewals, using the SIRSI Circulation System, issuing library cards, accepting and recording payments for fines, lost and damaged materials, taking requests for inter-library loans on items not available in SAILS, assisting patrons in placing holds through the Commonwealth Catalog, explaining library policy and procedure to the public, assisting patrons in the use and location of library materials, assisting patrons in the use of the automated catalog, recommending appropriate material to library users, using reservation software for museum passes and program registrations, generating daily holds reports and reconciling reports, providing reference services as needed, facilitating and assisting with the use of technology in the library and on items patrons may bring in, reconciling the cast drawer at the end of each shift, and other duties as assigned.  Library Associates are responsible for opening the building as well as securing the building at closing time. They supervise volunteers.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:
For appointment as a Library Associate, an Associate's degree or higher is desired.  Previous library experience is preferred.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY, & SKILLS:

  • Understanding of library organization and classification schemes.

  • Ability to relate effectively and harmoniously with library patrons and staff.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse range of library patrons.

  • Knowledge and familiarity with current literature and reading interests.

  • Prior experience with, or ability to master automated circulation system. (Workflows)

  • Understanding and familiarity with technology, such as e-readers, tablets, smartphones, internet browsers, etc.


SUPERVISORY CONTROLS & CONFIDENTIALITY:
Library Associates work under the supervision of the Circulation Supervisor. This position requires the ability to interpret and apply established library policies while dealing with patrons and diverse situations. Errors could result in delay and loss of service, and poor public relations. Library Associates must maintain the confidentiality of patron records, as set forth in M.G.L.

NATURE & PURPOSE OF PERSONAL CONTACTS:
This position requires constant contact with the public and dictates a friendly, competent, and courteous manner. Often times a patron's only contact with library staff is at the circulation desk so it is essential that the "front-line" personnel provide a quality image of the library. Contacts are made in person, by telephone and through email.

COMPLEXITY:
This position requires flexibility and the ability to handle several tasks simultaneously. In addition to circulation functions, library associates must provide reference services to patrons in the absence of staff at the reference desk. This requires an in-depth knowledge of the library collection and resources.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Moderate physical effort is necessary to carry out this job and standing for extended periods of time is essential; also includes intermittent walking, bending, standing, and reaching. Must have the ability to operate a keyboard and other office equipment at efficient speed; may have to lift materials weighing up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distant vision, and ability to adjust focus.


Salary: $16.06/hour

How to Apply:
Please mail or email your cover letter, resume, & 3 references to:

Libby O'Neill, Library Director
Norfolk Public Library
139 Main St.
Norfolk, MA 02056
eoneill@sailsinc.org

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Application Administrator/Developer for Library Systems, University at Albany, Albany, NY

The University at Albany Libraries (State University of New York, Albany, NY) seek an energetic, creative, and knowledgeable Application Administrator/Developer for Library Systems. The successful candidate will be a domain expert for the management of multiple proprietary and open source/community-developed library applications, including systems that support interlibrary loan, electronic reserves, proxy, archives, special collections, and institutional repository services. The position is responsible for administering, developing, integrating, deploying, and maintaining production-level library technology services that are robust, high-quality, and reliable, and meet the needs of library patrons and the University. The external services are primarily complex applications that are available to the campus community, and the internal services support library operations.


Responsibilities:

  • Implement, troubleshoot, and maintain both proprietary and open source software with varying levels of external support

  • Work with library faculty and staff to select, test, and evaluate a variety of applications to fulfill library-specific services and workflows

  • Collaborate with other library departments in planning, supporting, and managing technology-based services, such as the Ares electronic reserves management system, ILLiad resource sharing management system, EZproxy proxy server, ArchivesSpace archives information management system, Solr search platform, Hydra/Hyrax repository system, and Arclight digital media search software

  • Configure and modify a variety of open source software to customize functionality in order to meet a variety of particular librarian and end-user needs

  • Continually evaluate, maintain, and restructure existing systems to streamline infrastructure, reduce support needs when possible, and ensure sustainability

  • Envision and design systems that span multiple interoperable applications and function as networks in order to simplify user access to resources

  • Learn and adapt to prevailing best practices in library technology

  • Monitor Help Desk tickets for the assigned applications to ensure timely completion and communication of problems

  • Share with other Library Systems professional staff night / weekend / holiday responsibility for restoring library systems and services to normal working conditions when they become inoperative

The successful candidate will fulfill an important partnership role within the University Libraries and participate in University-wide initiatives, such as an institutional repository; be professionally active; and perform other duties, such as committee service. The Application Administrator/Developer reports to the Head of Library Systems and all work will be performed on site.

For additional information, including qualification requirements and application instructions: https://albany.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=109117

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Student Success Librarian, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The George A. Smathers Libraries at the University of Florida invites applications for the new position of Student Success Librarian. We are seeking a service-oriented, innovative, and collaborative individual to join our library faculty in efforts to enhance student success through learning and engagement. The Student Success Librarian is a year-round (12 month) tenure track faculty position that will coordinate student success support within the libraries and collaborate with student success initiatives across campus. We are seeking a service-oriented candidate who is committed to empowering undergraduate students of diverse experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexualities, abilities, and socioeconomic backgrounds; an innovative instructor who will develop engaging information literacy learning experiences; a creative collaborator who will coordinate and participate in campus-wide outreach efforts; and a student-centered advocate for inclusion.  The candidate is expected to pursue meaningful research and professional service opportunities in order to satisfy the requirements for tenure and promotion.

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

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

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

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Reference Librarian - Business, University of Maine, Orono, ME

Statement of the Job:

Business Reference Librarian. Raymond H. Fogler Library, University of Maine, seeks business reference librarian, to provide reference patron service, with some evening and weekend hours; information literacy instruction; community outreach; web work; and collection development. Typical hiring range for this position is $42,500-$49,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Qualifications:

Required:
ALA accredited MLS; working knowledge of business reference resources and general academic reference resources; reference patron service experience, including work with e-reference tools; experience with information literacy instruction; evidence of a commitment to service and research; evidence of working in teams; excellent oral and written communication skills.


Preferred: 
Reference and collection development experience in an academic library;  business research experience; demonstrated experience with Web and tutorial authorship.


Other Information:
Materials must be submitted via the University of Maine website. You will need to create a profile and application; upload

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references.  
 
You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: 07/22/2019
Tentative start date: Fall 2019



Call for Contributors: Libraries, Archives, Museums: Western Cultural Heritage Institutions Through the Ages

Libraries, archives, and museums (LAMs) are collaborating more than ever under the rubric of "cultural heritage institutions" and there is a growing need for professionals who are trained in managing these institutions and their collections. More and more schools of library and information science, archival studies, museum studies, and cultural heritage studies are offering courses in the history and theory of cultural heritage institutions, but there is no single work that covers the history of all three institutions. This work seeks to fill that gap.

It  is envisioned as a broad overview of the topic. The central theme is the interaction between cultural heritage institutions and society; in particular, the ways in which society affects the structure, function, and purpose of cultural heritage institutions and how cultural heritage institutions reflect and reify the societies that create them. It is organized chronologically, beginning with the development of writing and alphabets and libraries and archives in the ancient world.

Contributors are sought for :

Chapter 5. The Islamic World

Chapter 7. The Renaissance (1300-1600)

Chapter 8. The Reformation (1517-1685)

Chapter 9. The Enlightenment (1685-1815)

Chapter 11. 19th Century Archives

Each chapter should be roughly 20 pages of text and include maps and images of historical figures, buildings, locations, and other relevant artifacts.


The anticipated deadline is March 2020. Further information available on request.

Suzanne M. Stauffer, PhD
Associate Professor
School of Library and Information Science
Louisiana State University
270 Coates Hall, Baton Rouge, LA  70803
office 225-578-1461 | fax 225-578-4581
stauffer@lsu.eduhttps://twitter.com/DrStauffer1 | lsu.eduhttp://www.lsu.edu/chse/slis/

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Assistant Professor, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

Summary:
The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, seeks a full-time tenure-track faculty member at the assistant professor level to deliver teaching in the Master of Public Informatics and related programs in the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, and to play a leadership role in growing Bloustein's international presence and reputation in this area.

Qualifications:
Minimum Education and Experience 
The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a PhD in Informatics, Geography/GiScience, Urban Planning, Economics, Public Policy, Statistics, or a related quantitative discipline, with a focus and specialized interest in one or more social and economic research areas.
  • Demonstrate advanced analytical skills in the use of new forms of data and the development of new methodological tools and systems for social and economic research, urban informatics, GIS, or computational social science, and have the ability to link research results to impactful planning and policy strategies and to practical solutions.
  • Show evidence of being a future thought leader by having comprehensive and up to date knowledge on the benefits and challenges of the emerging data economy (including data security and privacy), with implications for society and our daily lives and work, infrastructure, planning, public policy, and other social and economic challenges.
  • Be clearly establishing a research profile of refereed research in high-impact journals and through national and international conference presentations.
  • Demonstrate willingness and ability to secure peer-reviewed external grant funds and the ability to be a team leader on funded research supporting and supervising doctoral students and postdoctoral associates.
  • Demonstrate skills and hands-on experience with teaching, including an interest in non-traditional teaching such as online, certificate or executive training, researching and managing data-intensive applications in one or more domain areas, and evidence of team-building and team work in such activity.
  • Demonstrated ability to network with external stakeholders and to communicate through new media and other sources.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The Bloustein School values interdisciplinary scholars who teach and research across disciplines. Applicants must have doctorates, and we strongly prefer that they have their degree by December 31, 2019. We are committed to a diverse workforce and maintaining a learning and working environment that is welcoming to all. The standard teaching assignment is two courses each semester, including undergraduate and graduate courses. Salaries and benefit packages and other forms of professional support offered by the university are competitive.


The Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy is a professional school offering a doctoral program in Planning and Public Policy; master's degrees in Public Policy, Urban Planning and Policy Development, Public Informatics, and Health Administration; undergraduate degrees in Public Policy, Planning and Public Policy, Urban Planning and Design, Health Administration, and Public Health. The School has 14 research centers and institutes, and annually attracts approximately $15 million in external grants and contracts. The programs in urban planning, public policy, and public health are all highly ranked nationally.


The mission of Rutgers-New Brunswick is to apply the university's outstanding strengths in research and teaching in service to the public good. The university is a dynamic and diverse center for research, technology innovation, public engagement and development, and is located in the heart of the Northeastern megalopolis with easy access to New York City and Philadelphia, and is one of the nation's leading comprehensive public research universities, with annual research expenditures exceeding $700 million, and membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance and the Association of American Universities. For further information, visit the web site at http://bloustein.rutgers.edu.

To Apply:
Applicants should submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and the names and contact information of three professional references. Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2019.  Quick Link to Posting: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/93667

If you have questions about the Bloustein School or this position please email blousteinsearch@ejb.rutgers.edu.

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Internship, Lesbian Herstory Archives Summer 2019, Brooklyn, NYC (Unpaid)

LHA accepts general internship applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.  We are specifically looking for interns to process & catalog video tape, buttons, t-shirt data, banners, subject files, periodicals and books.  We prefer students currently enrolled in library school or archival studies but this is not a requirement.  Internships can be completed for course credit.

Sample Project Descriptions:

  • Buttons: clean, label rehouse, catalog, scan, upload scans to Dropbox, enter data into Zoho sheets and migrate metadata and images to Wordpress.  Training provided for unfamiliar apps.
  • Videos: rehouse, repair, identify, research and catalog on-site video tape and prepare tapes for shipments to off-site storage at Iron Mountain archival storage facility where appropriate. 
  • Books: unbox, rehouse, catalog, repair and prepare books for shipments where appropriate. 
  • T-Shirt Data: Data cleanup, image uploads to Dropbox, metadata and image migration to Wordpress.

Internship Goals:
Interns will gain practice in preparing print and non print materials, working with several online catalogs and bibliographic utilities and creating online collections.

Requirements:

  • Interns must be available at least 2 days per week (a minimum of 10 hours per week).
  • Interns must demonstrate familiarity with/interest in lesbian activism, history, cultural creations/movements
  • Interns should be familiar with working in a PC environment and the use of regular office machines (copier, scanner, fax machine, answering machine)


Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with Wordpress, Dropbox, Google Sheets, Excel, Zoho or another spreadsheet app
  • Strong typing, spelling and grammar skills
  • Patience and accuracy with repetitive tasks
  • Ability to work well independently and in a group setting
  • Ability to communicate frequently and effectively in an online setting (email, chat, group list)


LHA is looking for students with a strong affinity for the arrangement and organization of materials, sound critical thinking skills and an interest in providing better/broader access to materials by and about the herstory of lesbian activism, creative contributions and everyday lives.

If you are interested in applying to be a Spring or Summer intern please send an email with your cover letter (outlining your experience and interest in LHA ) to lha_interns@earthlink.net. Please attach your resume as a PDF document. Your cover letter should be the body of your email. LHA can't provide housing for interns.

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Records Analyst, Penn State, University Park, PA

Link to Job on Job Website: https://psu.jobs/job/88452

Department: Records Management Program                

Typical Job Duties:
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek applications for the position of Records Analyst, a position that has primary responsibility for assisting in the University Records Management Program's initiatives and projects. The Records Analyst will be responsible for working collaboratively with Units and the network of Records Management Liaisons and Assistants by leading University Records Assessments. Specifically the Records Analyst will review and analyze the how University Records are managed by Units and provide guidance for improvements. The Records Analyst may help staff prepare records to be stored at the Inactive Records Center, transferred to the University Archives and digitized and/or managed in electronic recordkeeping systems. The Records Analyst will assist the Records Management Officer with updates to the University's Records Retention Schedules based on the review and analysis University Records. This position will provide guidance to University employees to organize both physical and electronic records and assist Units in coordinating records cleanup projects. The Records Analyst will help with individual or group consultations for Records Management best practices and Inactive Records Center services/systems. This position may also assist in organizing the series of workshops and conferences geared towards educating Records Management Liaisons and Assistants as well as other University employees in the proper retention and disposition of University records in compliance with University Policy AD35, University Archives and Records Management. Additionally, the Records Analyst will collaborate with the Inactive Records Center on transitioning to new module of the records center operations system (Envision by Total Recall). The person appointed to the position will work under the direction of the Records Management Officer and in collaboration with the other Records Analyst, Inactive Records Center Manager, Inactive Records Center Assistant, and any other staff serving Records Management functions. The University Libraries is a multicultural environment that embraces respect and diversity. Responsibilities: Works in collaboration with the any and all Units of the University and Commonwealth Campuses to analyze records, write descriptions and research appropriate retention and disposition requirements for each records series; Prepares drafts of retention schedule and file organization plans for review and approval by the Unit and Records Management Officer; Conducts research of federal and state laws, institutional policies and procedures as well as departmental/unit business processes and services to understand records management requirements. Documents necessary information to provide evidence of conclusions; Reviews updated and new federal and state laws and regulations that may affect retention and disposition requirements or records management processes/services and make recommendations to change records retention schedules; Assist in the oversight of the Records Management Liaison and Assistant network by maintaining and updating network lists, department names, training dates, and contact information.

Typical Education and Experience Requirements:
Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Additional Preferred Education, Experience, or Certifications:
A Bachelor's degree or higher plus 4 years of related experience, is preferred. Familiarity and experience with current trends and practice for records management, legal requirements for records, and records storage; and experience working with online education deliverables, websites, blogs, and social media is highly desired. The successful candidate will need to have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills, superior written and oral communication proficiency, and the ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a collegial environment.     

         
Fixed-Term Statement:
This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with an excellent possibility of re-funding.

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Library Science Internship/Practicum, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The Department of Employer Engagement and Career Design sponsors supervised internships and practicums. This opportunity is designed to provide those seeking to gain experience in the Library Science field with exposure to career services and the ability to make a lasting impact to our department.


Overview:
Northeastern University's Employer Engagement and Career Design is looking for graduate level Library Science internship participants and career changers who want to gain experience working in a multifaceted, dynamic Career Development office leveraging their Library Science skills and interests. Employer
Engagement and Career Design (formerly Career Development) has been consistently ranked in the top 3 by The Princeton Review since 2011.

The Department strongly believes in training the next generation of professionals and has invested considerable time and resources in creating a semester-long internship program (September to December; Jan-May; June or July-August) that includes supervision as well as developmental learning, reflection, and career coaching. This approach has earned the Department a reputation as a model training site for aspiring career services professionals.


An internship in Employer Engagement and Career Design provides an educational opportunity for graduate students, as well as those with prior graduate level education, to have a professional experience that will be helpful for a career in the area of Library Science related to career development and/or student affairs. The
internship provides participants with an introduction to the type of work roles performed within a career development office and facilitates the development of the skills necessary to be an effective professional in the field. Specific learning goals for Library Science interns include curating career-related digital resources for our website, using research skills to explore career fields and majors for the purpose of refining content for existing workshops and developing content for new educational workshops, potentially assisting us with the creation of videos, and possibly co-delivering workshops related to resources for the job search or other topics
for students.


Time Commitment:
A minimum commitment of 5- 13 hours per week between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., is required. This is an unpaid internship, for one semester, but academic credit can be applied as part of an internship experience, if approved by your Program Director.

We are currently taking Intern applications for the all semesters, both for credit and non-credit. To gain additional experience, Interns are also welcome to extend their hours during the year or their time through after completing their official Internship.


Orientation and Training:
Interns are oriented to Employer Engagement and Career Design at the start of their internship and receive training throughout the internship. As part of orientation and training:

  • Interns receive a minimum of one supervision meeting per week;
  • Interns may participate in and deliver Lunch and Learn Sessions;
  • Interns may participate in monthly Career Counselor Consortium trainings, with topics ranging from "Employer Panels," to curriculum sharing and other programs;
  • Interns may conduct information interviews with Employer Engagement professionals, Career Counselors, and Co-op Professionals; and
  • Interns may receive other training as helpful based on individual interests.

Mentorship:
Ongoing mentorship is a critical part of the internship process. Interns will be matched with an experienced staff member who will serve as their mentor for the year. Interns meet with their mentor to review learning goals and development plans, to discuss and guide interns throughout the year.


Experiential Learning:
After an appropriate initial training period, interns develop their skills through experiential learning, which may
include:

  • Curating career-related digital resources for our website
  • Researching career fields and majors for the purpose of refining content for existing workshops
  • Development of content for new educational workshops
  • Assisting department with the creation of powtoon videos
  • Possibly co-delivering workshops related to resources for the job search or other topics for students.
  • Potentially creating and delivering webinars leveraging Library Science skills and resources developed during internship
  • Teaching workshops, classes, and webinars on internship/job search, LinkedIn, as scheduled;
  • Conducting classroom presentations and evening workshops to deliver to residence halls and student groups depending upon interest and availability
  • Assisting with special projects as needed;

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Ellen Zold Goldman at e.goldman@northeastern.edu
Employer Engagement and Career Design
Northeastern University
103 Stearns Center
420 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115

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Library Director, Centerville Public Library, Centerville, MA

General Description:
As a center of community life, the Centerville Public Library encourages and supports civic, intellectual
and cultural pursuits. It provides a wide range of information and materials to people of all ages, using
traditional methods and innovative technology. The Centerville Public Library strives to adapt to the
changing needs of the community. Its welcoming environment stimulates thinking, enhances knowledge
of the world and improves the quality of leisure time. The Centerville Public Library educates the
community to understand, appreciate and financially support the Library's relevance.

The Library Director must be a dynamic leader in the areas of human resources, fiscal planning, budget
management, fundraising and communications with the ability to market the services of the library and
its facility to support the objectives and goals established by the Board of Trustees and in compliance
with local and state government agencies.

The Library Director serves as the chief executive officer for the Centerville Public Library with oversight
of the library's facility, fiscal affairs, staff, technology, programs, collections, and services.

Reports to:
Centerville Public Library Board of Trustees and works closely with various Board Committees on
building operations, personnel-related matters, financial matters, and fundraising.

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in business management or library services preferred. Significant
administrative and supervisory responsibility in managing a nonprofit organization will be considered.

Duties:

Board Relations
• Provide staff support to the Library Board of Trustees by assisting with meetings, preparing agendas
reports; implementing policy decisions; and attend meetings as ex officio member on Board
committees.
• Assist with and promote orientation and continuing education for Board members.
• Provide professional expertise and guidance to the board including but not limited to presenting
information on pertinent legislation from local, state, and federal agencies, discussing trends in library
technology, funding, and management wherever possible.
Planning
• Prepare a written annual plan.
• Review and evaluate the effectiveness of library services in relation to the changing needs of the
community and develop plans and resources to meet those needs.
• Prepare strategic plans for the library seeking input from the private sector.
• Work for compliance with the Massachusetts Public Library standards.

Finance
• Prepare and present library annual budget for consideration and adoption by Board.
• Monitor and approve expenditures from the official operating budget.
• Check bills and employee time records.
• Represent the library&#39;s budgetary interests to the Barnstable Library Committee.
• Prepare monthly and yearly financial reports on budget accounts, receipts, and endowment funds.
• Present an audit report to the Board.
• Prepare and send required reports to Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Town of
Barnstable and other funders.
• Prepare an annual review of library insurance policies and other contract services and make
recommendations for any changes.

Personnel
• The Director shall be responsible (some aspects may be delegated to supervising librarians) for all
aspects of personnel management, including:
• Supervise the library staff, directly or through appropriate delegation, to create a harmonious team
environment.
• Direct and participate in personnel actions such as recruiting, hiring, termination, assignment,
evaluation of employees, training and scheduling.
• Periodically review staff positions and job descriptions in accordance with changing library needs.
• Establish work rules and regulations, in accordance with statutes and regulations.
• Promote employee work satisfaction and general staff welfare.
• Prepare annual employee performance evaluation reports.
• Meet quarterly with staff to review individual goals and objectives.
• Recommend salary and benefit changes to Board.
• Plan and conduct staff meetings regularly.
• Assist with direct patron services, as needed.

Public and Patron Relations
• Direct a public relations/marketing program to promote and publicize the library's collections,
services, and programs.
• Work to establish effective communications through news releases, e-mail, print newsletters, blogs,
web sites, etc.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with schools, agencies, civic and community
groups, the general public and the news media.
• Represent the library at and speak before the community, civic and other groups regarding the
objectives and activities of the library.
• Effectively address patron complaints and public criticism of the library.
• Prepare questionnaires and surveys to evaluate public responses to the library.

Collections
• Direct the development and maintenance of the library's collections.
• Supervise selection, acquisition, and processing of library materials to meet public needs within the
structure of library selection policies and budgetary limitations.
• Administer the library&#39;s technology needs and related activities, such as training, as applicable to staff,
CLAMS, the Internet and the community. Purchase equipment and software as needed.

Physical Facilities
• Oversee all aspects of the physical plant, grounds, furnishings, and equipment.
• Supervise housekeeping, maintenance, and repair of building, grounds, furnishings and equipment.
• Purchase equipment and furnishings as needed.
• Schedule and supervise contract services, maintenance personnel and take appropriate action in
emergency situations.
• Oversee and approve scheduled use of the library by outside groups.

Development/Fundraising
• Accompany Trustees and development personnel on calls to major prospects.
• Assist development personnel with overall planning and implementation of fundraising plans.
• Prepare grant requests to town, state, and Federal agencies and private and public foundations and
administers grant funds upon award.
• Research and identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donor prospects including individuals,
foundations, and businesses.
• Help to secure sponsorship for library special events and program needs.
• Work with appropriate committees to implement fundraising events.

This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions, and
responsibilities that comprise this position. The Library Director's job also includes any other duties that
are requested by the Board of Trustees or that are essential to ensuring that CPL provides the best
possible library service to the community. The Board will evaluate the Library Director annually.

Salary Range: $65,000 to $70,000 (full time)


Resumes should be sent to:
Centerville Public Library
Search Committee
585 Main Street
Centerville, MA 02632
Or email:
Laura Groark
Head of Search Committee at: lauragroark@gmail.com

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Multiple Positions, Hopkinton Public Library, Hopkinton, MA

Per Diem Substitute Reference Librarian

The Reference Librarian works under the direction of the Adult Services Librarian and provides public library reference desk services on an on-call or as-needed basis when regularly scheduled staff are unable to staff the desk. This position will also participate in our regular Saturday rotation (6 - 6.5 hours every 3 - 5 weeks) servicing any area in the library, as well as Sundays (4.5 hours on occasion as needed) when Sunday afternoon hours are added to the library schedule.

Substitute Reference Librarian Qualifications:

  • Equivalent to Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited program or students close to completion of MLS (within 1 year) and public library or reference desk experience.

  • More than 1 years public library or reference desk Preferred.

  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with other staff and library patrons of all ages.

  • Comfortable helping library users with the Internet, electronic library resources, computers, and other technology.

Pay Rate: $21.81 - $23.83, depending on qualifications.
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Per Diem Substitute Junior Library Assistant

The Substitute Junior Library Assistant will perform tasks related to the daily operations of the Library and Children's or Circulation desks. Duties to include Retrieves and checks in all Library materials from the drop off boxes outside the Library; Collects overdue and lost item fine; Handles on-line museum pass reservation requests; provides assistance to patrons locating materials; works to resolve patron account related issues and answers phone inquiries. This position will also participate in our regular Saturday rotation (6 - 6.5 hours every 3 - 5 weeks) as well as a Sunday rotation (4.5 hours, frequency to be determined) when Sunday afternoon hours are added to the library schedule.

Per Diem Junior Library Assistant Qualifications:

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Ability to handle office equipment such as a copier and fax machine.
  • Proficiency in using Google products and other Library applications.
  • High School Equivalency Preferred.
  • More than 1 years experience at a library circulation desk Preferred.

Pay Rate: $12 - $14, depending on qualifications.

Internal/External Applicants: To be considered for these positions, please submit the required Application for Employment (attached, or available on the Town's online job posting at https://groups.google.com/a/hopkintonma.gov/forum/#!topic/jobs/CU175FXI6CA) no later than 4 pm, Thursday, June 27, 2019, to hr@hopkintonma.gov . You may also include a cover letter and resume; however, the Application for Employment is required. While the preferred method of application is through e-mail or online, applications will also be accepted via walk-in 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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Call for Submissions: CFP SI "The Future of Intelligent Human-Robot Collaboration"

This special issue aims to enhance our understanding of intelligent human‒robot interactions to deal effectively with the emerging challenges and opportunities. This special issue seeks submissions that draw upon and contribute to the existing knowledge on human robot interactions, while acknowledging the disruptive potential of advances in robotics. This special issue encourages submission that will either significantly build and/or challenge existing research on human‒robot interactions.

Link to CFP for Special Issue "The Future of Intelligent Human-Robot Collaboration"

This special issue seeks submissions from a diverse range of HRI topics. The special issue welcomes papers that explore human‒robot interactions at any level (i.e. individual, team, organizational, and societal). This also includes submissions that examine many facets of interactions in any context (e.g., homes, work, and public services) and role (e.g., companion, co-worker, boss, and adversary). Submissions to the special issue can also include empirical studies and conceptual frameworks which seek to advance our knowledge of the topic.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Theoretical frameworks for human‒robot interaction
  • Empirical studies examining the social aspects of human‒robot interactions
  • Case studies of human‒robot interaction
  • Design implications for robot interactions at home, work and public spaces
  • New methodological approaches to studying human‒robot interactions
  • Promoting cooperative and collaborative interaction with robots
  • Examining uncooperative and adversarial human interactions with robots
  • The impact of haptic feedback and touch on human‒robot interaction
  • The ethics of human‒robot interactions
  • Application of Immersive Virtual Environments in the study human‒robot interaction


Guest Editors:

  • Dr. Lionel P. Robert Jr.
  • Dr. Sangseok You
  • Dr. Vineet Kamat
  • Dr. SangHyun Lee


https://www.mdpi.com/journal/mti/special_issues/humanrobot_collaboration

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Call for Papers: The Information Behaviour Conference, Pretoria, South Africa

The Information Behaviour Conference  - Call for Papers and conference website: http://isic2020.co.za

Hosted by: The Department of Information Science, University of Pretoria     


Conference venue:

Future Africa - University of Pretoria conference venue; please check the website (http://www.futureafrica.science/) for details on the facilities, which are designed to support collaboration and to stimulate creativity.

Please plan to present your work in information behaviour at the ISIC 2020 conference in Pretoria, South Africa. Pretoria is also known as Tshwane and th e Jacaranda city due to purple Jacaranda trees that might be in early bloom during the conference. The city is within 1½ hour's drive of various private game reserves.


CONFERENCE SCOPE:

The ISIC conferences focus on people's contextualised interactions with information. We welcome interdisciplinary information research, taking influence from fields such as information science, information studies, library studies, communication studies, computer science, education, information management, information systems, management science, psychology, social psychology, sociology, and other disciplines. A common thread is the focus on contextualised information activities, expressed as 'information behaviour', 'information practice', 'information seeking', 'information experience' and others. For the 2020 conference, authors are invited to particularly consider issues of misinformation, and application of information behaviour research to practice. However, all theoretical and empirical work that falls within the broad scope of the conference is welcome. The conference includes full and short papers, panels, workshops, posters, and a doctoral workshop. Since 2004, full papers from the proceedings of this biennial conference have been published in Information Research (http://www.informationr.net/ir/). Authors, however, maintain the right to also publish their work elsewhere after the conference.


THEMES OF THIS CONFERENCE INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO, THE FOLLOWING: 

  1. Theoretical conceptualisations of the cultural, social, cognitive, affective, and situational aspects of information needs, seeking, searching, use and sharing.
  2.  Research approaches and methodologies employing and developing qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods approaches.
  3. Specific contexts: e.g. in different sectors and organisations (health care, education, cultural heritage, libraries, business, industry, public services and government, emergency services and others); in everyday life, and in social networks, including social media, gaming or virtual worlds.
  4. Collaborative information practices: communities, boundary spanning and innovation practices.
  5. Information use and value: meanings of information and how information is used to help solve problems, aid or support decision-making.
  6. The role of information in building and enhancing the adaptive capacity of organisations: strategy and information absorption, transformation and integration.
  7. Cross-disciplinary contributions: integrating studies on information seeking and interactive retrieval; integrating information science and management science.
  8. Critical investigations of information activities in contemporary society and of ethical challenges.
  9. Research and actions related to the distribution of false and misleading information threatening social, community and economic development.
  10. Application of information behaviour research to practiced based settings to enhance decision making and problem-solving.

Important dates:

As a scholarly and prestigious conference ISIC2020 wants to ensure a high quality of peer review. To ensure timely completion of reviews, allowing time for revision of papers and for timely notification of authors, ISIC2020 will keep to the deadlines set out below.

  • Paper submission (including full papers, short papers, panel discussions, and posters): 31 January 2020
  • Doctoral workshop submission: 31 January 2020
  • Other half day workshop submissions: 31 January 2020
  • Notification: 14 March 2020
  • Revised submissions: 10 April 2020
  • Final notification and acceptance: 30 April 2020
  • Final submission - camera ready: 29 May 2020
  • Application for mentorship programme: 15 May 2019 (Notification: 15 June 2019) (Authors from South Africa as host country, as well as other African countries, are especially encouraged to apply for the mentorship programme; details will be on the website.) 

Registration:

  • Registration (opening): 1 April 2020
  • Early registration: 1 May - 15 June 2020
  • Normal registration: 16 June - 28 August 2020
  • Late registration: 29 August - 14 September 2020

Ina Fourie (Chair, ISIC2020 Committee; Secretary, ISIC Steering Committee)

Heidi Julien (Chair, ISIC Steering Committee)

Ian Ruthven (Vice-Chair, ISIC Steering Committee) 

 

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Call for Submissions: The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI)

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

A Special Issue of The International Journal of Information, Diversity, & Inclusion (IJIDI)

 DIVERSITY, INCLUSION AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN THE INFORMATION CONTEXT: GLOBAL SOUTH PERSPECTIVES

In a context of social justice promoting equitable access to benefits and opportunities to all and particularly among the least advantaged members of society, the concepts of diversity, inclusion and access to information are critical. Hence in a spirit of promoting social justice, including its inherent construct of fair distribution of both benefits and burdens, voices in the global south/developing parts of the world become critical in achieving a more holistic understanding of the role of diversity, inclusion and information access.

This special issue of IJIDI, working within a social justice paradigm, seeks to garner global south perspectives engaging the broader ontological, theoretical and methodological issues that affect diversity and inclusion in a range of information or information-related fields. Scholarly engagement with communities of practice responding to the exigencies of social justice in developing world information contexts are also sought by this special issue.  

We seek submissions from library and information science and cognate disciplines. Coverage of the following themes, inter alia, are welcome:

  • Equal access to information by all in society (including the least advantaged and marginalized groups).
  • Decolonizing practices in libraries, museums, and archives, including but not limited to indigenous stories and voices, metadata and subject access to indigenous materials, the recruitment and inclusion of information professionals from indigenous communities, and so on.
  • How memory institutions (for example, libraries, museums, and archives) make resources and services inclusively accessible to the citizenry of a nation.
  • Open access (OA), that is, free, unrestricted online access to research outputs, as a means of social justice.
  • Promotion of access to research output in higher education for knowledge production purposes.
  • Cultural concepts, such as 'Ubuntu' (with implications of sharing and communal justice) in the African context, as a social justice tool to promote the growth of global south/developing world scholarship.
  • The emerging trend of 'library as a publisher' service to facilitate scholarly communication throughout the 'global village' (north and south included).
  • The role of the digital environment academic librarian as a partner in the scholarly communication process rather than the traditional supporter.
  • Access to research output for the promotion of the global south as a contributor to global knowledge production rather than just a consumer.
  • Access to information to find solutions to challenges to global south societies, for example, those identified by the United Nations in 2015 in its Agenda 2030 as 'sustainable development goals.'
  • Accessibility considerations and the inclusion of people with disabilities.
  • The role of information in the fairness with which economic, political and social benefits and burdens are distributed in society.
  • Reading practices, engagement and outreach programs in libraries and other information, culture, and memory institutions.
  • The preservation of cultural heritage: preserving traditions in the digital world.

 

We invite fully developed research papers for the Articles section (original empirical research, conceptual and theoretical papers), as well as shorter submissions for the Special section (opinion/viewpoint submissions, reports from the field, doctoral work-in-progress reports, and other shorter miscellaneous pieces).

 

This special issue of IJIDI is scheduled for publication in July 2020. The following submission timeline applies:

31 July 2019: Expressions of interest (name, role and affiliation; Extended abstracts of up to 1,000 words for full research papers, and up to 500 words for contributions to the special section). Please email your submissions to: jaya.raju@uct.ac.za

31 August 2019: Notification of acceptance

31 December 2019: Full papers due

July 2020: Special issue published

 

This issue will be guest edited by:

Dr. Jaya Raju, Department of Knowledge and Information Stewardship, Humanities Faculty,  University of Cape Town, South Africa (jaya.raju@uct.ac.za)

Author Guidelines and Peer Review Process

Please consult IJIDI Author Guidelines and IJIDI Peer Review Process at https://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/ijidi/about/submissions#authorGuidelines 

 

Any questions related to this issue should be addressed to: jaya.raju@uct.ac.za

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Call for Papers: Information, Medium & Society: Eighteenth International Conference on Publishing Studies, Venice, Italy

We are pleased to announce the Call for Papers for the Information, Medium & Society: Eighteenth International Conference on Publishing Studies, held 3 July 2020 at Ca' Foscari University of Venice in Venice, Italy.

We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, focused discussions, innovation showcases, virtual posters, or virtual lightning talks. The conference features research addressing the annual themes and the 2020 Special Focus: "The Role of Scholarly Communication in a Post-Truth Era."

Current proposal submission deadline: 3 August 2019

Click here to submit a proposal.

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Call for Proposals: Open Information Science

The deadline for submitting proposals for an upcoming edition of Open Information Science focused on Information Studies, Race and Racism is coming up. At this time we are only asking for abstracts not for the entire completed article.

The deadline for submission is June 30th, 2019.

The full call and submission information can be found here:
https://www.degruyter.com/page/1930?fbclid=IwAR3IYQCFQ-uv8JQwZIDp0phtKdyZ_n-6h_fcGDZ8t71WMp09NtNtnig-UnY

As Safiya Noble asserts in her seminal work Algorithms of Oppression "The cultural practices of our society...are part of the ways in which race-neutral narratives have increased investments in Whiteness" (p. 59). There is a need to disrupt these race-neutral narratives in Information Studies research and there is a growing body of work that does just that by re-orienting Information Studies research to centralize discussions of race and racism. Many researchers also use critical theories to help analyze their findings or are offering counter-narratives highlighting minoritized actors (such as women and people of color). Re-centering Information Studies by contextualizing it within an analysis of how race and racism affects our field changes what we think we know, and our understandings about Information Studies. Only when these alternate narratives are integrated into the fabric of Information Studies research can Information Studies begin interrogating the long held beliefs in our field.

We are intentionally casting a wide net and invite authors from a broad range of professional and academic backgrounds to contribute to this special issue of Open Information Science journal. We are asking for submissions that centralize the theme of Information Studies, race and racism, in order to evolve the field into a more critical theoretical foundation that moves away from colorblind ideology and narratives of neutrality, which only serve to disguise the ubiquity of whiteness.

The scope of this issue might include, but is not limited to,  research on:

  • Anti-racism methods in Information Studies
  • Critical Race Theory and Information Studies
  • Deconstructing 'colorblindness' in Information Studies and/or information institutions
  • Intersectional analysis of Information Studies (race and : gender, sexuality, class, disability and ableism, indigeneity, classifications, cataloging, and taxonomies
  • Analysis of whiteness and information organizations, information institutions, or applications of whiteness studies to Information Studies
  • How notions of race and racism affect our we conceptualize and teach information literacy
  • Contemporary or historical debates around race and/or racism in information institutions (Libraries, Archives, Museums, special collections, business, education, labor, Silicon Valley, Government, incarceration)
  • Big Data, race and racism
  • Race and racism as it relates to knowledge organization
  • Anti racism or  applications of an analysis of racism of Information Studies in non-Western and/or non U.S. contexts
  • Information, surveillance, and racism

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Librarian Informationist, Treadwell Virtual Library (Massachusetts General Hospital), Boston, MA

The Treadwell Virtual Library of the Massachusetts General Hospital has an opening for a Librarian Informationist. Details about this position can be found at the Mass General Careers web site:  https://www.massgeneral.org/careers/jobsearch.aspx. In the search box, type in the Job ID #:  3097474.


Description:
Under the general direction of the Library Director and as an engaged team member of the Treadwell Virtual Library, the incumbent will perform activities that meet the knowledge-based information needs of the MGH community as it accomplishes its mission to deliver the very best in clinical care, research, teaching, and community health. Incumbent will meet these needs through providing expert research and consultation services, including those for systematic reviews and other evidence synthesis projects. Incumbent will also engage in a range of instructional and outreach activities such as those supporting evidence-based practice and scholarly communication efforts at MGH. The Treadwell Virtual Library services are available to all MGH employees and students.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Provides ready reference and in-depth research and reference services
  • Provides advanced searches of databases and other online information resources. Provides quality filtering of results and other value-added services.
  • Provides expert search services and consultations for systematic reviews and other evidence synthesis projects from protocol development to publication, using a variety of tools and methods for searching evidence, documenting and managing data for synthesis, and reporting findings.
  • Provides instruction, both individually and in group settings, on how to retrieve and manage information, creating and tailoring curricula to users' needs and interests.
  • Assists in the development of instructional materials.
  • Consults with users about citation management software.
  • Provides guidance and support for scholarly communication related activities, including optimizing dissemination of research output, metrics and altmetrics.
  • Uses the library's content-management system (LibGuides) to develop and maintain webpages that support the library's efforts to provide relevant information and instruction to the library's clientele.
  • Stays informed of biomedical advances to better meet the needs of our users.
  • Carries out preliminary trouble-shooting when electronic access problems arise.
  • Evaluates new online tools.
  • Takes part in formulating library policies and procedures. Identifies areas for quality improvement or opportunities for redesign.
  • Participates in library marketing, publicity and user needs assessment activities.
  • Cultivates partnerships and collaborates with hospital employees on projects, teaching, etc.
  • Serves on hospital committees.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required

  • Master's degree in library and information studies from an ALA-accredited program, or a comparable graduate degree, reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic and customer service focused.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse clientele and colleagues.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a constantly changing environment.
  • Curious and motivated to acquire new knowledge and skills.
  • Flexible with assignments, projects and priorities.

Preferred

  • Previous professional experience in a medical/hospital/biomedical/science library.
  • Knowledge of current issues, trends and technologies impacting major teaching hospitals.
  • Medical Library Association's Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) certification.

 

SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:      

  • Excellent reference interviewing skills
  • Expert database searching skills, preferably using health sciences databases such as PubMed, Ovid Medline and CINAHL.
  • Experience teaching adult learners and using active learning techniques
  • Competence with Microsoft Office and ability and willingness to learn other software as required.
  • Familiarity with library software and web tools, such as LibGuides, Covidence, citation management software, and research metrics products

To Apply: Apply online here. In the search box, type in the Job ID #:  3097474.

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Outreach Librarian (2 Vacancies), Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA

Position and Responsibilities:
Georgia State University, ranked in 2018 as the #2 Most Innovative University by U.S. News & World
Report, has one of the fastest growing research profiles in the country and a proven commitment to the
success of students from all backgrounds.


The University Library is hiring two (2) forward-thinking and collegial outreach librarians to support key
areas of research, teaching, and learning from across the University, with particular focus on:

  • Psychology
  • Neuroscience
  • Global Studies
  • Gerontology
  • Public Health
  • Other disciplines as defined by need and interest

Training and support will be provided to librarians who may be new to outreach services or to
supporting the needs of specific disciplines. Interested persons from any stage of their career are invited
to apply. Working closely with assigned departments and programs in a collaborative and team-based environment, Outreach Librarians provide individual and small-group consultations, workshops, and
instruction in information and resource use. Librarians at GSU have a strong commitment to student
learning and success and are expected to collaborate with library and campus colleagues serving the
wide variety of colleges and programs.


We welcome information professionals eager to partner with faculty in their research and teaching and
work with students at all levels in learning the information tools and skills needed to succeed in college
and career. These positions serve as members of the library faculty (12-month; non-tenure track), hold
faculty rank, and are expected to participate in service and scholarly activities as outlined in the
University Library's faculty guidelines. The library is committed to providing exceptional professional
development opportunities to its employees.


Environment:

The University Library, Atlanta Campus, provides one of the most attractive, open, and inviting
educational facilities in the Southeast. With over 1.5 million visitors in the past year, the Library is an
integral part of the University community. The Library is a valued partner within the campus
community, offering a modern, inviting, and centralized facility supporting both teaching and research
with extensive collections and outstanding assistance. Its signature Link, a multilevel glass structure that
overlooks downtown Atlanta, connects the Library's two prominent buildings. CURVE (curve.gsu.edu),
located in Library South, brings together students and expert researchers from all disciplines in a shared,
hands-on, interactive space featuring cutting-edge hardware and software for data visualization and
analysis. For additional information about the Georgia State University Library, visit library.gsu.edu.
Georgia State University, an innovative urban public research university, is a national leader in graduating
students from widely diverse backgrounds. Georgia State readies students for professional pursuits,

educates future leaders and prepares citizens for lifelong learning. Enrolling one of the most diverse
student bodies in the nation at its downtown research campus, at its vibrant branch campuses and
online, the university provides educational opportunities for more than 50,000 students at the graduate,
baccalaureate, associate and certificate levels. For additional information about Georgia State University,
visit gsu.edu.


Required Qualifications:

  • One of the following: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program OR a graduate degree in a related field with a commitment to completing a Master's in Library and/or Information Science degree within five (5) years of employment
  • Strong ability to work effectively with culturally diverse library users and colleagues
  • Understanding of the rapidly changing role of the academic library and librarian in higher education
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills


Conditions of Work and Benefits:

  • Twelve-month assignment
  • Faculty rank and status
  • Non-tenure track
  • Support for research and professional activities


Salary and Rank:
Minimum of $50,000, with a higher salary possible, commensurate with the candidate's education and
experience. Appointment at faculty rank (Instructor/Assistant/Associate Professor) on a contract
renewal basis.


Apply:
Submit a cover letter addressing the above qualifications; resume/CV; name, address and phone number
of three references. Review of materials will begin June 28, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.
Send materials, pdf format preferred, to:

Human Resources Officer
University Library
liblao@gsu.edu
(404) 413-2700

All offers of employment at Georgia State University are contingent upon clear results of a thorough
background check.

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Librarian I - Reference Services, Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth, NH

Link to the full job description: https://www.cityofportsmouth.com/hr/job-opportunities#LRS.


QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates must possess Master's Degree in Library Science and/or equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience.  The candidate must have a good understanding of library automation systems, Internet resources and be comfortable working with a wide range of information technology devices.  Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library reference and special collections services; advanced skills in locating relevant print media and other materials to meet the intellectual business, academic, and cultural and entertainment needs of customers; demonstrated expertise using Microsoft Office applications and conducting online research using free and subscription-based services including historical research tools.  The candidate must be an excellent personal example of providing a high level of service to customers.  The candidate must have a proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, co-workers, employees in other municipal departments and City Officials. This includes excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as being a good listener.  Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development and the necessary judgment and public relations skills to deal with people effectively and appropriately; familiarity with archival and special collections procedures, practices and principles and a desire to work in a high-energy, team-oriented environment.  The position includes some evening and weekend hours.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:  The purposes of this position are to independently and collaboratively perform professional library services, coordinate one or more department service areas, and create a welcoming, warm and respectful environment for library patrons and staff.  This requires participating in collaborative decision making within and across library departments as well as working cooperatively with City Departments, business, academic and cultural organizations, City schools and other state and national organizations in order to meet the Library's customers' needs.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Answers in-depth, complex reference questions in person, by phone, using email, etc.  Helps patrons locate materials within the building and available electronically; helps obtain other materials by placing holds, initiating interlibrary loan requests and processing purchase requests
  • Participates in materials selection and maintenance to better meet customer needs
  • Offers individual device help and/or group computer instruction, creating or updating lesson plans and handouts when necessary
  • Participates in numerous additional aspects of Reference services such as, but not limited to: readers' advisory, processing serials, outreach visits, grant writing, budget allocation, promotion and advertising, establishing community liaisons, attending professional workshops, training of new staff, staying current in library services, implementing new ideas, among other responsibilities
  • Interprets and implements library policies, rules and procedures and assists in their evaluation for effectiveness, efficiency and contribution to customer service
  • Participates in planning and implementation of library programs, possibly serving on the library's Programming Committee
  • Tracks of a wide variety of usage and service statistics on a daily basis, and assists in preparing statistical reports
  • Registers patrons for the use of various library services, including study rooms, museum passes, computer classes, library programs, etc; explains procedures
  • Assists patrons with using the library's public computers and the software available on them including Microsoft Office applications, internet browsers as well as department-specific technologies


OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS MAY INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • May participate in departmental social media efforts
  • Assists with library outreach activities
  • Assists in promoting library services by preparing displays and other publicity.
  • May assist with grant writing and fulfillment.
  • May participate on and/or chair other library committees
  • May assist with library exhibits
  • May contribute to the ongoing maintenance of the art and artifacts collection, obituary database, Portsmouth Herald newspaper archives and local history "vertical files."
  • May contribute to the department's digitization projects and online special collections presence.  This involves using scanners and digital asset management software.


SCOPE OF EXAMINATION:  Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview.
Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing and background check.

APPLY TO:  Click Here to download an application form or send application materials to jobs@cityofportsmouth.com. 

DATE POSTED:       June 7, 2019                              CLOSING DATE:   UNTIL FILLED

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Teaching and Learning Engagement Librarian, Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, VA

Virginia Tech's University Libraries seeks creative and enthusiastic applicants for the position of Teaching and Learning Engagement Librarian. Working widely across the library system and the University, the core duties of this position will revolve around designing and implementing various types of face-to-face and online learning opportunities for the Libraries' foundational instruction program, as well as providing liaison services for English, and being a contributing member to community engagement efforts. The Teaching & Learning Engagement Librarian will contribute to implementation of various key initiatives (Digital Literacy, ePortfolio, Data Education, Studios Network, Foundational Instruction Program and the Odyssey Learning Object Repository), with a particular focus on identifying partnership opportunities within the English department. While the core duties of this position will revolve around developing various types of instruction, the successful candidate will also have the ability to customize parts of this position based on their interests and background. Some areas could include digital content production, coordinating instruction, digital pedagogy, educational technology, or learning assessment, just to name a few.


Pay Range: $50,000 minimum, dependent on qualifications and experience


Review Begin Date: 06/17/2019


Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/97554

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Library Diversity Fellow, University of California, Riverside, CA

The full job description can be found here.


Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Deputy University Librarian, the Library Diversity Fellow will initially participate in a month-long orientation to the library and each department and unit. This will be followed by two 10-month-long embedded rotations in two respective departments. For each rotation the Fellow will learn the functions of the selected department and contribute to departmental services, as well as work on a project or projects focused on some aspect of departmental need. To ensure the best match of skills and interests, selection of specific departments and associated projects will occur as a collaborative process between the Fellow and Fellowship supervisor during the initial month-long on-boarding. The final three months will be spent on professional development, including CV review, interviewing techniques, relevant training opportunities, and completion of the capstone project. The Fellow will be required to demonstrate their investigation of the impact on diversity, equity and inclusion either through the capstone project, or through at least one project selected at the department level.

Capstone Project:
The Fellowship program includes a capstone project. The goal of the capstone is to hone the Fellow's skills and experience in planning, organizing and executing a major project that will contribute significantly to the UCR Library, and to the profession. The capstone project may feature considerably in the Fellow's marketability and success.


Over the course of the first year and as the Fellow's becomes more knowledgeable and engaged within the Library, the Fellow should be considering and discussing possible capstone topics. During the latter months of year one, the Fellow, in consultation with the Fellows Program supervisor and other library stakeholders, will submit written proposals for one or two possible capstone projects to the supervisor. The supervisor and relevant department heads will review the submissions and select the proposal with the greatest potential to further advance the Library. The final product, including the Fellow's findings, conclusions, and recommendations, will be shared with library staff via an oral presentation.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master of Library and Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; degree must be completed between May 2017 and June 2019.
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral, written, and interpersonal communications.
  • Demonstrated commitment to outstanding user-centered public service and teamwork.
  • Ability to analyze and adapt to evolving technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, professionally and independently within a complex organization and with all levels of students, faculty and staff.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate and implement projects. Proven ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure. Ability to work in a fast-paced team environment within a diverse, and complex organization.
  • Demonstrated commitment to, diversity, equity, and inclusion within the library community
  • Strong 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.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Understanding of, or experience with project leadership and/or management
  • Working knowledge of library management systems.
  • UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

UCR librarians are members of the Librarians Association of the University of California (LAUC). Research, publication, and/or service to the University and profession are expected for continuing advancement.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience within a range of: $53,411 - $66,101

Appointment at rank of Assistant Librarian. This is a two-year temporary position. Excellent health, benefits, including vacation

Application: Submit resume, statement of contributions to diversity, and names and contact information of at least three references, and a letter of interest addressing qualifications and experience related to the primary duties of the position through APRecruit (https://aprecruit.ucr.edu/JPF01094). The search will remain open until the position is filled; for best consideration application should be received by Friday, July 5, 2019.

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Computer Science Research and Instruction Librarian (Part-Time), University of Washington, Bothell, WA

Overview:

This is a part-time position, at 50% FTE. Under the general direction of the Head of Teaching and Learning, the Computer Science Research and Instruction Librarian will collaborate with colleagues within the library and across campus to contribute to the full range of the library's in-person and online instruction and reference services, and to develop the library's collections. They will serve as one of two liaisons to the UW Bothell School of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math's Computing and Software Systems division, and to Cascadia College's Business and Information Technology program, which offers Associate degrees in Networking Infrastructure Technology and Web Application Programming, and a Bachelors in Applied Science in Mobile Application Development.

Apply Here:        https://apply.interfolio.com/63868

Closing date:    Monday, July 8, 11:59pm EST

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Archives Intern, The Northeast Museum Services Center, Charlestown, MA

Archives Intern (Full-time) 40 hrs/week for 14 weeks 

This position processes National Park Service records. Duties include surveying records, arrangement, rehousing, and writing portions of finding aids and catalog records using SAA and NPS standards.  The records of Lowell National Historical Park are the major focus of this internship.  Basic knowledge and interest in history, archives, and/or records management required; attention to detail and ability to apply archival standards and guidelines is also important. The Northeast Museum Services Center is located in the historic Charlestown Navy Yard in Charlestown, MA and is accessible via public transportation.


Start date early August. Hourly pay is $15.  Housing is not available.  Please send your resume to teri_deyoung@nps.gov .

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Makerspace Assistant, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is in search of a makerspace assistant to work in our off-site makerspace, Hatch. Located in donated commercial space at the Residence at Watertown Square (20 Summer St.), Hatch provides space, tools, materials, and instruction in a variety of maker technologies, crafts, and arts.

The Makerspace Assistant works under the direction of the Hatch Coordinator. This position is responsible for maintaining the makerspace, operating Hatch equipment, completing administrative tasks and assisting Hatch visitors alongside Hatch volunteers during weekend hours or at the direction of the Hatch Coordinator.


In addition to the minimum qualifications (see complete job description), this job is for you if:

  • You are familiar with the "maker movement" and consider yourself a maker
  • You are a self-directed learner and know how to figure things out
  • You are a details person
  • You like people and enjoy working with them
  • You believe in public service and the mission of libraries (and makerspaces run by libraries)

This is a part time position (18 hours a week) with no benefits. The schedule is Saturday and Sunday from 12:30-4:30. Two flexible 5 hour shifts during the week are required. The hourly rate is $20. Please read the full job description before applying.

To apply please email cover letter, resume, and list of three references as one PDF attachment to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov. Preference will be given to applications received by June 14. The ideal candidate can begin work in July.

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Access Services Specialist, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Access Services actively supports the mission of the Harvard Library by delivering a high standard of service; cultivating a welcoming environment that is supportive to academic research and inquiry; stewarding the University collection; and connecting the academic community to the vast array of library resources. We support the teaching and scholarly mission of the University through collaborative partnerships with the community of students, scholars, and professionals at Harvard and beyond.

Under general supervision, this full-time position performs duties within the Access Services Department to provide access to the Harvard Library collection.  Reporting to the Access Services Librarian for the Law and Divinity libraries, this position has on-site responsibility for assuring the smooth functioning of Circulation and Access Services at the Harvard Law School Library and Andover Harvard Theological Library, and assists with the oversight of the physical facilities during assigned hours.

Assigned hours are: Sunday - Thursday 2:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.  Library hours may vary from the formal University calendar. The regular schedule for this position may include work on holidays, inclement weather and official University closings. Assigned hours may change throughout the year based on the Academic Calendar. Approval for requests for time off during these periods is at the discretion of the supervisor based on business need.

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

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Interim Director, The Fobes Memorial Library, Oakham, MA

The Fobes Memorial Library in Oakham, MA seeks an interim director to manage all aspects of library operations while the director is on leave beginning mid-July. This position is part time at 19.5 hrs/wk and offers a flexible time frame based on interest (ideally 4-9 months) plus flexibility in the weekly schedule.

The Fobes Memorial Library is the heart of the town of Oakham and an active community center that serves a rural population of roughly 1,900. We offer numerous weekly programs for children, teens and adults which the interim director will be responsible for planning, promoting and facilitating with the help of our dedicated staff and volunteers. Other duties required include assisting patrons with any reference, technology and readers' advisory questions, maintaining the library's website and social media platforms, supervising our staff of five part-time employees, working with the town accountant to complete payroll and billing, and in general maintaining the library's warm and welcoming atmosphere. Experience and a passion for working with children is required.

Salary is $15-$19 DOE

To Apply: email a cover letter and resume to fobeslibrary@gmail.com

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Call for Papers: 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, HI

Please consider submitting a paper to the Critical and Ethical Studies of Digital and Social Media Minitrack at HICSS-53, which will take place January 7-10, 2020 in Maui. Paper submissions are due on June 15.


The minitrack features research on two themes:

  • how and when digital and social media design choices and user practices support and/or challenge existing power structures (including power structures internal to organizational cultures), and
  • the ethical issues associated with studying digital and social media technologies, or associated with the design, engineering, deployment, and use of such technologies.

 

Examples of the first theme would include studies of the perpetuation of social violence through digital and social media systems and services; studies of the histories, biases, values, ideologies, and worldviews embedded within specific hardware and software technologies; studies that critically grapple with the social, demographic, or economic facets of information technology creation, maintenance, repair, and use; studies that focus on diversity and inclusivity issues in the digital and social media industries; studies of the environmental, ecological, and/or material consequences of digital and social media; and studies that look at political organizing practices that integrate digital and social media in significant, perhaps surprising ways. Examples of the second theme include studies that focus on research uses of digital and social media data and metadata; studies of how controversial actors (e.g., military units, hate groups) use digital and social media; studies of digital and social media that mobilize non-traditional, experimental, interventionist, critical, and/or design-based research methods; and studies from new or under-represented voices.  

 

The minitrack seeks both empirical studies and theory-building papers. Theoretical papers would engage with or trouble foundational ideas, paradigms, and methods from realms such as technology studies and media studies. Empirical papers would draw on original studies of digital and social media that illustrate critical or ethical dimensions.

 

Please see the official minitrack CFP for more information, and feel free to contact me or my co-chairs Lauren Kilgour (LAK246@cornell.edu) and Stacy Wood (sewood@pitt.edu) with any questions or ideas. Additionally, please help circulate this call to your colleagues and other networks. We look forward to receiving your submissions!

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Part-Time Circulation Assistant, Northborough Free Library, Northborough, MA

Are you a welcoming and friendly customer-service champion who loves serving the needs of library patrons at a busy service desk? This may be the job for you! We are seeking a part-time Circulation Assistant to assist patrons with library transactions, greet customers and provide administrative support at the check-out desk. Essential functions including answering incoming calls, responding to public inquiries, providing basic directional reference and readers advisory services, assisting with interlibrary loan materials, handling fines and fees, processing and mailing out overdue notices and performing other clerical duties, as assigned.


Hours: This position is 19-hours per week, including rotating Fridays and Saturdays (2 - 3 Saturdays per month), at least one evening per week (Tuesday evenings; Thursday evenings are also a possibility starting in the Fall) and daytime hours to be determined.


Qualifications: Requires a high school diploma, with two or more years of clerical, customer service or library experience. Two years of college is preferred, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be knowledgeable about general office procedures and equipment. Requires basic computer skills and familiarity with MS Office suite. Outstanding customer service skills and a friendly, welcoming attitude are a must. In addition to general knowledge of library operations and functions,
a knowledge of popular books and multimedia, including eBooks and other electronic resources is preferred.


Wage: $19.44 - $25.27/hour. This is a non-benefited position.


Closing date:  Initial review of applications will begin on June 28, 2019 and the position will remain open until filled.


A complete job description is located at www.northboroughlibrary.org/aboutemployment.asp. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and the names of 3 references to: Kate Whitman, Northborough Free Library, 34 Main Street, Northborough, MA 01532, or to kwhitman@town.northborough.ma.us.

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

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Resource Sharing Coordinator - Lending & Receiving Specialist, Brandeis Unversity, Waltham, MA

The Brandeis Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Resource Sharing Coordinator - Lending & Receiving Specialist. At Brandeis University, our mission and history are rooted in the pursuit of social justice, thus we aim to include this value in all that we do. We are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those who have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation and who are committed to building, engaging with, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

Position Purpose:
Reporting to and under the general supervision of the AUL for Scholarly Resources & Discovery, with additional guidance from the Resource Sharing Librarian, the Resource Sharing Coordinator - Lending and Receiving Specialist provides support for lending materials to other libraries as well as coordinating the activities of the Brandeis Library Receiving Room. Because our mission and history are rooted in the pursuit of social justice we aim to include this value in all that we do. We are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those who have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation and who are committed to building, engaging with, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

Essential & Other Functions:

  • Facilitates all lending requests for library materials from requesting institutions through online technologies; where applicable, the person in this role will also coordinate billing activities for these services
  •  Oversees and provides work direction to student employees within the library to ensure timely completion of all lending, and may occasionally provide backup support for borrowing and document delivery; the incumbent is expected to participate in department and library-wide meetings, working collaboratively with colleagues to improve workflows and assess department performance
  • Using student help, this position assists the library in coordinating the activities of the Brandeis Library Receiving Room; this coordination may involve bringing all packages into the Goldfarb 2 Mail Sort area (within reason) or notifying building occupants that materials are in the Receiving Room awaiting their pickup
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Position requirements:

  •     3-5 years of experience in academic libraries with experience in interlibrary loan preferred
  •     Strong customer service skills
  •     Attention to detail
  •     Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  •     Proficiency with desktop computing and productivity software

For more information and to apply for careers at Brandeis University, please visit https://careers.brandeis.edu.

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Elementary Library Teacher, Andover Public Schools, Andover, MA

DESCRIPTION:
To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. To empower students to
be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. The
Library Teacher should strive to instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to
information. The applicant will collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and
implement lessons and units of instruction and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness.
The Library Teacher will provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school
library program is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and the school district,
and is integral component of the learning/instructional program.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

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


QUALIFICATIONS:
Under the direct supervision of the School Principal and the Director of Digital Learning, the Library
Teacher should possess the following qualifications:

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


Applications can be submitted here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/andoverma/jobs/2467753/elementary-library-teacher.

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Adjunct Professor,The Wayne State School of Information Sciences, Detroit, MI

The Wayne State School of Information Sciences is seeking an adjunct for the following online teaching assignment for Fall 2019:

Academic Libraries - Development of topics introduced in LIS 7040; history, organization, and function of the academic library within educational and research institutions; development of management and personnel concepts necessary to academic librarianship. 3 credits.

Find the course profile that provides additional details about the course here. 

Please contact Megen Rehahn Drulia (ay6086@wayne.edu) if you are interested in this teaching opportunity.

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Call for Papers: CFP for Library History Seminar XIV, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

CFP for Library History Seminar XIV
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
August 11-13, 2020

 
Librarians Without Borders : Historical Perspectives on Library Outreach

This conference seeks to explore the history of library outreach in all of its forms. ""Librarian," "library," and "outreach" are defined in the broadest possible terms that still retain meaning. "Librarians" include all of those who identify as such, regardless of whether they hold academic or other professional certifications. The concept of "library" transcends that of the traditional physical location with a specific collection of books and other materials, clearly defined audience, and formally instituted policies and procedures. "Outreach" ranges from traditional formal programs designed to reach underserved and marginalized groups within a library's community of service to physical and virtual efforts that move beyond the borders of the community to collaborations between libraries and other cultural heritage institutions. Papers that explore the unique, the unusual, and the esoteric are especially welcome.

Please submit your paper proposal by 1 November 2019 to Suzanne Stauffer (stauffer@lsu.edu) in Word, WordPerfect, or PDF.

Each proposal must include the following:

  • Name & institutional affiliation (if applicable)
  • E-mail address
  • Paper title
  • Abstract (250-500 words)

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Call for Papers: MIS Quarterly Special Issue on "Managing AI"


Submission Deadline: Full papers due November 15, 2019

Artificial intelligence ("AI") refers to machines performing the cognitive functions typically associated with  humans - including perceiving, reasoning, learning, interacting, etc. AI is not confined to one or a few
applications, but rather is a pervasive economic, societal, and organizational phenomenon. Examples of AI technologies include robotics and autonomous vehicles, facial recognition, natural language processing, virtual agents, and machine learning, which are being deployed in a variety of problem domains ranging from cybersecurity to fintech to education to healthcare. Technologies involving AI provide inestimable possibilities for enhancing people's lives in a variety of areas including their homes, healthcare, education, employment, entertainment, safety, and transportation.  Similarly, AI provides businesses with unprecedented opportunities for designing intelligent products, devising novel service offerings, and inventing new business models and organizational forms. But AI is not a technological panacea. Accompanying the horizon of possibilities are a host of emerging and complex challenges around business
strategies, human-AI interfaces, data, privacy, security, ethics, labor, human rights, and national security. Today's managers need to deal with both possibilities and challenges that accompany widespread AI. This
special issue of *MIS Quarterly* focuses on understanding the management of
AI.  For details, see:https://www.misq.org/skin/frontend/default/misq/pdf/CurrentCalls/ManagingAI.pdf

*MIS Quarterly*, and the information systems field more generally, has rich tradition of work dealing with the human and technical elements in managing information systems. Whereas the transformative potential of AI is widely recognized, there is significant uncertainty for businesses on how to manage AI and its implications. The information systems field has developed substantial knowledge on managing information technologies and systems for different objectives, stakeholders, and levels of analysis.  To what extent this knowledge translates to AI and to what extent AI falsifies assumptions, raises new questions, and creates new opportunities remains an open question that requires careful empirical and theoretical work. AI presents a great opportunity to challenge how we think about managing information systems and how we need to recalibrate that knowledge to manage AI.

The special issue is looking for papers that meet four specific criteria:

1. Papers must distinguish fundamentally between AI and other forms of digital technologies, and theorize on the specific differences.  Direct applications of existing theory on IT and organization (without
differentiating AI from generic IT) are not suitable for the special issue.

2. Papers must focus on management practices of AI to enhance value or mitigate harm in the development, implementation, management, use and/or governance of AI.  We particularly encourage research on new forms of management on the inter-actions between human resources, AI, and other
material resources.  As boundaries between human and machine become increasingly blurry, we call for new thinking on management forms and structures.

3. Papers must provide novel contributions to knowledge about the management of AI.  Any form of rigorous theoretical contribution (conceptual or empirical) using any scholarly method is welcome.  While we welcome papers across diverse theoretical perspectives and research methods, descriptive studies that summarize state of practice of AI applications without a corresponding contribution to theory are not
suitable for the special issue.

4. Papers must consider both the social and technical aspect of AI. Studies that focus only on the technical aspect of AI without placing salience on management of AI do not correspond to the focus of the special
issue. We encourage studies on management of AI at and across a variety of levels of analysis, including organizations, institutions, platforms, ecosystems, and societies.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Management, control, and governance of AI-related resources and capabilities.
  • Changes in strategy, structure, functions, workforce, alignment, processes, and control that flow from management of AI.
  • Managing intended and unintended AI-related outcomes across levels of analysis.
  • AI-enabled changes to business strategy, business models, and value creation processes.
  • Management of AI-fostered innovations, including digital product development and software development.
  • Managing  policy,  legislative,  ethical,  moral,  and  societal implications  of  AI,  including  intellectual  property rights ownership.
  • Data guardianship, security, and privacy in AI contexts.
  • AI as management, in conjunction with humans or otherwise.
  • Evaluation and monitoring of AI and associated organizational activity.
  • Managing design issues associated with AI in infrastructure, artefacts, products, platforms, ecosystems and markets.


Key Dates:


•First round submissions:  November 15, 2019
•Round 1 decisions:  February 15, 2020
•Workshop (location TBD):  March 20, 2020
•Second round submissions:  June 15, 2020
•Second round decisions to authors:  August 31, 2020
•Third and final round submissions:  November 15, 2020
•Third and final round decisions to authors:  December 31, 2020

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Library Aide, Blaisdell Memorial Library, Nottingham, NH

Title: Library Aide (Per Diem)

Supervisor: Librarian on Duty

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Circulation Desk: Staffing the circulation desk is your primary duty. This includes all circulation activities, such as checking books in and out, registering new patrons, answering reference questions, answering the phone, examining the physical condition of returned library materials, shelving returned materials, collecting fees for copies, fines, prints and faxes, and scanning/faxing documents as requested.

  • Additional jobs: From time to time you may be requested to help with shelf reading, technology troubleshooting (public access computers), general office assistance, facilitating library programs, and other tasks as requested by the librarian on duty.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Must be comfortable typing and feel confident in your general use of computers
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, and have at least introductory knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Proficient in using the internet to search for information
  • Ability to interact courteously and effectively with the public and library staff
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of records, and safeguard the privacy of library patrons
  • Ability to lift 40 pound boxes to a height of 3-4 feet to place them on book cart
  • Willingness and ability to learn about evolving library materials, services, and technology
  • Ability to work independently

Minimum Qualifications: Must be at least 18 years old, friendly, reliable and flexible. Must be able to learn basic library skills and follow directions. Prior library or teaching experience is preferred, but not required. Love of literature and the arts is also a definite plus. Any successful applicant must be willing to undergo a criminal background check before commencing work.

Salary: $9.50 - $10.50 per hour

Schedule:        There is no set schedule for this position, as it is a per diem position.

Hours are awarded as available, and as needed to cover shifts to maintain adequate library coverage. Shifts which are most commonly available on a per diem basis are:

Wednesday & Thursday: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM                      

Friday:             10:00 AM - 5:00 PM             

Saturday          9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Sunday            12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

 

Application Details: The position is open until filled. Please email cover letter and resume to Cara Marsh, director, at blaisdellml@comcast.net.

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Library Director, Rowayton Library, Rowayton, CT

The Board of Trustees of the Rowayton Library seeks an enthusiastic and energetic community minded leader to serve as its new Library Director. The successful candidate will bring a dynamic vision to our small, much loved association library located in the heart of the Rowayton village, in the city of Norwalk.


Responsibilities:

  • Manages library staff and all library operations;
  • Plans, organizes and conducts adult and children programs with input from staff;
  • Oversees collection development and library technology;
  • Advocates and collaborates with community members and local organizations about library offerings;
  • Works with the Board of Trustees on fundraising initiatives including events and an Annual Fund;
  • Maintains financial systems and administrative processes;
  • Presents monthly reports about library activities at Board of Trustees meetings;
  • Develops good relationships with Sixth Taxing District representatives and library vendors;
  • Implements current library policies and recommends changes when needed.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Library Science or Information Science;
  • At least three years work experience in a public library with supervisory duties;
  • Skills in public speaking, small and large group facilitation, and active listening;
  • Digital marketing for libraries including e-newsletters;
  • Experience working with Bibliomation, InterLibrary loan, Constant Contact, and social media channels.


Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Health and vacation benefits as well as a flexible schedule that will include some weekend and evening hours. Ability to lift cartons weighing up to 10 lbs and move heavily-laden library carts.

Position open until July 1. Please send a cover letter and resume to rldirectorsearch@gmail.com for immediate consideration. The Rowayton Library is an equal opportunity employer.

To learn more about the library, please check out our website, rowayton.org

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Communications and Technical Services Associate, The Roeliff Jansen Community Library, Copake, NY,

The Roeliff Jansen Community Library in Copake, NY, is seeking an energetic and creative part-time
Communications and Technical Services Associate to oversee the Library's communications and to help
maintain and process the Library's circulating collection. The Communications and Technical Services
Associate, who reports to the Director of the Library, will also assist with circulation and reference
duties.


Specific responsibilities:

  • Work with Library staff and program committees to promote the library and its programs
  • Maintain and expand the Library's social media presence
  • Compile and edit the Library's e-newsletter
  • Write and send press releases on Library activities
  • Help create and circulate flyers/posters for events
  • Help select materials for the adult collection
  • Process and catalog new materials
  • Work the circulation desk, field reference questions, assist patrons with computer questions
  • Take responsibility of the building in the absence of the Director

The candidate must be comfortable with computer and A/V technology and savvy with social media.
Experience with Constant Contact, WordPress, and Photoshop a plus. Must have strong writing and
customer service skills and be able to work with people of all ages and temperaments and enjoy working
as part of a team.


This is a 20 hour/week position. Candidate must be able to work weekends and evenings as needed.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, MLS preferred

Hourly rate dependent upon education and experience.


The Roeliff Jansen Community Library is an equal opportunity employer.


Please send resume and letter explaining why you think you would be a good fit for this position, along
with the names and contact information for three professional references, to Tamara Gaskell, Director,
at rjcl9091@gmail.com. Review of applications will begin July 1.

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Children's/Youth Services Librarian, Roeliff Jansen Community Library, Copake, NY

The Roeliff Jansen Community Library in Copake, NY, is seeking an energetic and creative part-time
Children's/Youth Services Librarian to develop and oversee the Library's children's and young adult
collections and programs. The Children's/Youth Services Librarian, who reports to the Director of the
Library, will also assist with circulation and reference duties, materials processing, and community
outreach.


Specific responsibilities:

  • Work with the Youth Team to plan, promote, implement, and evaluate programs for children, young adults, and families
  • Maintain and develop the children's and young adult collections, selecting, ordering, processing, cataloging, and repairing materials
  • Recruit, train, and work with youth-oriented volunteers including, perhaps, a youth advisory team
  • Work with local schools and camps to introduce young people to the Library
  • Identify opportunities to secure grants for programs geared to children and young adults
  • Work the circulation desk, field reference questions, assist patrons with computer questions
  • Maintain statistics and develop reports
  • Take responsibility of the building in the absence of the Director


The candidate must have strong customer service skills and be able to work with people of all ages and
temperaments, especially with children and young adults, be comfortable with computer and A/V
technology and savvy with social media, and enjoy working as part of a team.


This is a 20 hour/week position. Candidate must be able to work weekends and evenings as needed.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, MLS preferred

Hourly rate dependent upon education and experience.

The Roeliff Jansen Community Library is an equal opportunity employer.


Please send resume and letter explaining why you think you would be a good fit for this position, along
with the names and contact information for three professional references, to Tamara Gaskell, Director,
at rjcl9091@gmail.com. Review of applications will begin July 1.

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Head of Library Teaching and Outreach, Emory University, Oxford, GA

Located 36 miles east of Atlanta on Emory's original campus in Oxford, Georgia, Oxford College of Emory
University invites candidates to apply for the position of Head of Library Teaching and Outreach. We
seek an enthusiastic individual with proven teaching and technology skills to coordinate the library's
instruction program and to develop and deliver innovative, quality services for the Oxford College Library
(http://oxford.library.emory.edu/). This position will lead the library's effort to support the new College
curriculum, which includes Discovery Seminars with information literacy as a key outcome. In addition to
the Discovery Seminars, the Head will collaborate with faculty and librarians to integrate information
literacy into courses across the disciplines.


Responsibilities:
The Head of Library Teaching and Outreach at Oxford College leads the Library's efforts in planning,
implementing, and managing an information literacy and outreach program. The position's responsibilities
include leading the Research Practices Team, consisting of all teaching librarians, working with faculty
members to determine relevant learning outcomes for research projects or assignments, and
incorporating evolving information technologies to support instruction and student learning. The Head
provides in-person and virtual research assistance. The individual participates in collection development
of the assigned subject areas at Oxford College Library, and also develops and maintains content for the
library website. The person in this position leads the Events and Outreach Team for the library, is a
member of several other internal library teams, serves on Oxford College and Emory University Libraries
committees, and has the opportunity to participate in professional organizations.


Qualifications:
Required: a graduate degree in librarianship from an ALA-accredited institution; three years of
demonstrated effective, discipline-specific teaching experience; knowledge and experience in meeting the
research needs of students and faculty in a variety of subject areas; self-motivation; flexibility; strong
problem-solving, written, and oral communication skills; initiative and the ability to conceive and carry out
projects on a deadline, including managing multiple responsibilities and effectively responding to the
needs of a campus community that makes heavy demands on library services; ability to work in a
collaborative team environment.


Salary and Benefits:
Salary based on qualifications and experience. This is a non-tenure track faculty-equivalent librarian
position that follows a rank and promotion system based on performance, experience, expertise, and
contributions. The library provides generous support for professional development activities. Emory
University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition benefits. Several retirement plan
options are available, including TIAA/CREF.


Application Procedures:
Please apply for these positions via Interfolio at https://apply.interfolio.com/63746 and include a letter
of application, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references.
Review of applications will begin on July 8, 2019; and, this position will remain open until filled.
One of Emory University's four schools collaborating in undergraduate education, Oxford College
provides 950 first- and second-year students of high academic profile an intensive liberal-arts program for
the first two years of their Emory bachelor's degree. We are interested in candidates with a commitment
to working with a remarkably diverse student body in an inclusive learning community. Applications from
women and historically underrepresented minorities are particularly welcome.

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Coordinator of Information Technology Services, Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy, MA

Professional Librarian 5, Range 3; Salary $68,783 - $79,700

General Statement of Duties:
The Coordinator of Information Technology Services manages all aspects of system-wide technology, including the design, deployment and maintenance of the library's computer systems, and administers all data networks and telecommunications; Evaluates current and emerging technologies and develops technology plans to meet community needs; Facilitates and supports the integration of technology into library services.


Summary of Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school and a demonstrated commitment to continuing professional education
  • Microsoft 365 Certification as a Modern Desktop Administrator Associate preferred
  • Undergraduate or graduate level coursework in computer science or information technology an asset
  • Three years of successful related work experience with infrastructure, desktop, and security administration in a library or similar environment
  • Extensive knowledge of library technology and web-based products and services
  • Working knowledge of all Windows operating systems and applications, Active Directory, group policies, and SaaS
  • Two years of experience providing direct technology support to users
  • Two years of experience as a supervisor or team leader
  • Strong leadership ability, including initiative, creativity, and flexibility
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including the ability to establish priorities, plan short- and long-term objectives, handle multiple competing priorities, assign and follow up on tasks, and meet reasonable deadlines

p>="text-decoration: underline;">Full-Time Schedule (35 hours/week):
Typically Monday - Friday 9-5
May include some evenings and Saturdays

Full job description

To apply, send cover letter, resume and three professional references to Assistant Director Clayton Cheever at ccheever@ocln.org.

Closing Date: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019

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Scholarly Communication Librarian, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a Scholarly Communication Librarian for Research Infrastructure, UNLV University Libraries [R0116191]

This role is highly collaborative, and the successful candidate must be an active relationship builder and excellent communicator with the ability to work cross-organizationally to develop and communicate Libraries' services. Collaborations will include working with researchers from across the disciplines, research service providers within the Libraries, in particular librarians in the Research and Educational Division (RED) and key campus stakeholders such as the Office of Research and Economic Development.

Reporting to the Head of Scholarly Communication Initiatives (SCI), specific duties are as follows:

  • Utilizes Digital Scholarship@UNLV to manage, store and make public UNLV research outputs.
  • Provides expertise and guidance on fulfilling federal mandates for sharing/dissemination of research outputs such as data and articles.
  • Collaborates with the Data Librarian to provide holistic support for research data services with a focus on dissemination and preservation.
  • Utilizes appropriate research metrics, including citation analysis, bibliometrics, altmetrics, and emerging tools to assist faculty with articulating research impact and managing scholarly reputation.
  • Provides analyses of bibliometric data for campus stakeholders.
  • Supports research workflows through the identification of appropriate tools (e.g., Open Science Framework and Figshare), and provides support/expertise for those tools.
  • Develops an understanding of existing research infrastructures, tools, and workflows used by researchers at UNLV to inform direction in this area.
  • Advises and guides UNLV researchers on best methods to maximize their reach and online reputation through social media platforms such as academia.edu, google scholar etc. and the use of persistent identifiers such as ORCID.
  • Acts as lead contact for the Libraries' subscription to ORCID, overseeing technical issues or projects such as implementing single sign-on.
  • Utilizes a variety of outreach and communication methods such as workshops, consultations, and library guides to engage researchers.
  • Contributes to overall SCI department efforts to inform and educate UNLV faculty and students on the evolving scholarly landscape. Stays current and up to date with scholarly communication and related areas to be effective in this task.
  • As a tenure-track library faculty member, the incumbent will also be expected to engage in scholarly activities, including publication, and to provide service to the university, the community, and the profession in accordance with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure.


To review the full vacancy announcement and apply click on this link: https://www.higheredjobs.com/institution/details.cfm?JobCode=176990842&Title=Scholarly%20Communication%20Librarian%20for%20Research%20Infrastructure%2C%20UNLV%20University%20Libraries%20%5BR0116191%5D&aID=584

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Multiple Positions, Sno-Isle Libraries, Snohomish, WA

ABOUT US
Sno-Isle Libraries is a large, two-county district in the beautiful North Puget Sound region of Washington State. 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
Online applications must be submitted by 9:59 p.m. on the closing date. Resumes and letters of interest are encouraged and should be attached during the application process, but will not be accepted as a substitute for a completed Sno-Isle application.

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

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.

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.

Questions may be directed to Human Resources at:
360-651-7000 (local) / 877-766-4753 (toll free) / 800-647-3753 (TTY)

_______________________________________________________________________________________

Library Associate, Public Services
Location: Snohomish
Pay Range: $24.84 - $34.04 Hourly
Hours per week: 15
Job Requisition: 17430

Closing Date: June 19, 2019

Job Summary
Perform skilled paraprofessional library support services to contribute to the Library District's effective operation. Successful candidate may be required to adapt to future schedule and location changes depending on library needs.

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.
______________________________________________________________________________________
Public Services Assistant I

Location: Snohomish
Pay Range: $17.58 - $24.18 Hourly
Hours per week: 15
Job Requisition: 17429

Closing Date: June 19, 2019

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

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

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

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

Return library materials to proper locations and supports circulation duties.

Provide assistance to library customers with basic reference questions.

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

Submit and monitor technical reports for library technology service issues.

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

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Page *Continuous* Job 12201

Pay Range: $15.45 - $21.52 Hourly (15 hrs/wk)

Sno-Isle Libraries is accepting applications for Page positions on a continuous basis. Based on the need for positions or the functionality of this posting, we may suspend or discontinue it at any time.
 
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 candidates will be placed in a retained pool and remain there until a position becomes available.
 
Job Summary
The Page position will perform sorting, shelving, locating, materials movement and library support tasks at a community library to contribute to its 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 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.

APPLY ONLINE HERE: https://www.sno-isle.org/employment

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Librarian, The Defense Technical Information Center, Fort Belvoir, VA

The Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC) is the central facility for the acquisition, preservation, protection, retrieval, and dissemination of scientific and technical information (STI) supporting the Research and Engineering (R&E) needs of the Department of Defense (DoD), as well as federal and industry partners. DTIC provides leading edge information services and analysis products to the DoD community as a recognized leader in information and knowledge management innovations.  We are pleased to announce a position for a librarian responsible for providing information retrieval services and customized products to DTIC's customers.  This is a GS-1410-09 with promotion potential to a GS-1410-12.  For more information, visit USAJOBS.  There are two announcements:

For all Federal Employees (and Transfer, Reinstatement Eligibles, 30% Disabled Veterans, Veterans Employment Opportunities Act (VEOA) and other individuals eligible under special appointment authorities):  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/535643600.

For All US Citizens: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/535643400

These announcements open today, June 5, 2019 and close Friday, June 14, 2019.  For questions, please contact the HR Customer Care Center at (317) 212-0454 tel:(317) 212-0454  or via email:  dfas.indianapolis-in.zh.mbx.dfasmeritcc@mail.mil.

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Adult Services Librarians, Simsbury Public Library, Simsbury, CT

The Simsbury Public Library is currently accepting applications for three dynamic and forward thinking Part-Time Adult Services Librarians for 4-16 hours per week.

Applicants must be able to work some weekdays, weekends and evenings. 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. Please upload a cover letter & resume as part of a complete application. All applications must be submitted online at: www.simsbury-ct.gov/jobs.

The closing date for these positions is Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

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Research & Content Librarian, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP, Washington D.C.

Application Link: https://careers-clearygottlieb.icims.com/jobs/1254/research-%26-content-
librarian/job

We seek a Research and Content Librarian to conduct complex legal and non-legal research supporting practice areas such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Capital Markets, Litigation, and Antitrust as a member of the Research & Information Services - Americas team based in our Washington, D.C. office. The Research and Content Librarian will also support Library and Information Services operations daily and during resource and project constraints, specifically supporting the Acquisitions & Content Services Librarian.


Position: Exempt


Reports to: Reference Services Manager - Americas (Direct); Library Operations Manager - Americas (Matrixed)


Core Responsibilities:

  • Conduct complex legal and non-legal research including, interlibrary loan and news alerts across a wide range of practice areas
  • Familiarity with the firm's broad portfolio of content such as Lexis Advance, Westlaw, Securities Mosaic, Law360, Bloomber BNA, Wolters Kluwer Cheetah, Capital IQ and Newsdesk
  • Conduct current awareness content distribution in support of attorney electronic alerts utilizing the firm's news aggregator Newsdesk
  • Participate in learning programs and orientation cycles for Summer and Fall Associates
  • Work closely with the Acquisitions and Content Librarian on a daily basis during resource constraints and absences

Qualifications:
Required:

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution
  • Two to three years of experience as a researcher with a law firm or academic or public library
  • Service oriented and proactive with a strong attention to detail
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and executive presence
  • Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work with a dispersed team

Preferred:

  • Experience working across a matrixed organization

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Business Researcher/Writer, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Business Researcher/Writer
Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School
(Part-time; no benefits)


Baker Library at Harvard Business School is looking for a seasoned business researcher and writer.


What you'll do:

  • Leverage the holdings of Baker Library's digital collections and third-party databases/information sources in the creation of information products.
  • Research, curate, and synthesize content for business topics, industries or companies.

  • Business writing: clearly and concisely develop your research findings into new information resources, including bibliographic essays, company overviews and other products.


Who you are:

  • Master's degree or equivalent graduate education in Library/Information Science, Business Administration, or other relevant discipline (we will consider pre-matriculated students in the above graduate programs)
  • Minimum 5 years of professional-level information research work experience.
  • Excellent organizational, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; a superb team player.
  • Ability to take initiative and thrive in an evolving and collaborative environment and produce timely, high quality results.


Schedule:  Up to 17 hours per week.


Pay Rate: $45/hourly rate


To apply:

Submit resume and cover letter to Jennifer Wilson at jwilson@hbs.edu. No phone calls please.
Note that resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered. Please reference the
position title in the subject line of your email.

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Metadata / Taxonomy Analyst, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Metadata / Taxonomy Analyst, Information Productsteam
Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School
(Part-time; no benefits)


What you'll do:

  • Work closely with the metadata and taxonomy team to leverage your library and information science skills on customer-facingprojects.
  • Oversee branches or entire vocabularies of common and/or proper nounsin taxonomy and metadata modeling toolsuite
  • Create or curate new branches or entire vocabularies for a given content set / customer
  • Analyze and map vocabularies or metadata schema
  • Define vocabulary concepts
  • Use a product vocabulary to tag content


Who you are:

  • Master's degree or equivalent graduate education in Library/Information Science, Business Administration, or other relevant discipline (will consider pre-matriculated studentsin the above graduate programs).
  • Professional-level information management / content management, taxonomy, or metadata work experience.
  • Experience in the use of common office toolsfor information analysis, modeling, management, and presentation.
  • Excellent organizational, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently as well as within a team environment.
  • Self-motivated learner with ability to take initiative and thrive in an evolving and collaborative environment and produce timely, high quality results.

Schedule: up to 14 hours per week, flexible


Pay Rate: Hourly rate $27/hr.


To apply:

Submit resume and cover letter to Erin Wise, Metadata Program Manager at ewise@hbs.edu Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163. No phone calls please. Note that resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered. Please reference the position title in the subject line of your email.

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Call for Nominations, 2019 Annual Social Informatics Best Paper Awards, SIG SI

The ASIS&T Special Interest Group for Social Informatics (SIG SI) is issuing a call for nominations for the 2019 Annual Social Informatics Best Paper Awards, with nominations due by July 10. Self-nominations are welcome and the nomination process is quite short, as detailed below. Winners are also invited to present their work during SIG SI's Research Symposium at ASIS&T 2019 in Melbourne.

We seek nominations for the following two awards:

  1. Best SI Paper: For a paper published in a peer-reviewed journal on a topic informed by social informatics during the 2018 calendar year. The winning author(s) will receive a $1,000 (USD) cash award.
  2. Best SI Student Paper: For a paper published in either a peer-reviewed journal or in peer-reviewed conference proceedings during the 2018 calendar year, authored by a PhD or Master's student on a topic informed by social informatics. The winning author(s) will receive a $500 (USD) cash award. 

Winners of both awards will also be invited to present their papers at the Annual SIG SI Research Symposium at the 2019 Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Annual Meeting in Melbourne, Australia on Saturday October 19.

To nominate a paper for these awards, please send the following to Adam Worrall (worrall@ualberta.ca), SIG SI Awards Coordinator, by July 10, 2019, 11:59pm PDT (UTC-7):

  • A full reference of the article being nominated, including the authors, title, and publication venue; also be sure to note any student authors
  • A brief explanation of why you are nominating this article
  • A digital copy of the article (PDF preferred)

Award winners will be notified by August 1, 2019, in time for ASIS&T 2019 Annual Meeting early bird registration (ends August 2). Good luck to all who apply!

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Call for Chapter Proposals: Advances in Librarianship series

In July 2018, Forbes magazine published a short (and quickly removed) opinion piece written by an ill-informed economist who suggested that libraries should be replaced by Amazon in an effort to help taxpayers save money. People across the globe chimed in to share an important message: We NEED Libraries!

Inspired by the fact that the masses continue to believe in the value of and necessity for libraries, librarians, and the services they offer, I am excited to contribute to the Advances in Librarianship series with an edited book titled Hope and a Future: Perspectives on the Impact that Librarians and Libraries Have on Our World.

To this end, I extend a call for abstracts of chapters from library practitioners, library researchers, library educators, and library students that share perspectives about the essential and varied roles librarians and libraries play in our world. In other words, I'm asking for submissions that share answers to an important overarching question: What's your "why" and its related sub questions:

  • Why are you passionate about librarianship?
  • Why have you chosen this career field?
  • Why should others continue to support and believe in the power of libraries?

Contributions can be based on research, education, personal experience/reflection, or a combination of these. Full chapters will consist of between 2,500 to 5,500 words.

Topics may include but are not limited to:

  • The role of librarians and libraries as change agents;

  • Unique/innovative programming and services to underserved populations (e.g. people with disabilities, veterans, returning citizens, LGBTQIA community);

  • Unique/innovative programming and services to members of any population;

  • Narratives that address the impact and influence libraries/librarians have had on your life;

  • Models of effective programming/services related to cultural competence, diversity, equity, and social justice;

  • Future possibilities for information provision through libraries.

If you are interested in submitting an abstract of a chapter to be considered for inclusion in this edited volume, please share:

  1. Your name and contact information;
  2. A tentative title for your chapter; and
  3. One to four paragraphs that describe what you plan to share through your writing.


Please submit your abstract by 11:59 PM on Friday, July 12, 2019 by clicking or copy/pasting the link that follows: https://forms.gle/3vU7A8DVvxz16yAw6

Full chapters will be due by Monday, December 2, 2019.

 

If you have questions or would like additional information, please email me at: rfhill@umd.edu

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Head of Adult Services, Bigelow Free Public Library, Clinton, MA

The Bigelow Free Public Library is seeking a full-time Head of Adult Services. Requirements include efficiently fostering literacy through community outreach in a variety of situations, encouraging reading for enrichment and pleasure, working with community and civic groups to encourage the use of the library's resources.  

The Head of Adult Services is responsible for managing the budget allocation for adult services programs and materials and makes decisions on how to supervise the department and its staff. Candidate must also be prepared to seek appropriate additional grant sources and, when successful, follow-up with grantees program evaluation requirements. This position works closely with the director of the library.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must enjoy working with the public, have--or working toward--a Masters degree in Library Science or its equivalent, and be a self-starter with the ability to follow through on assignments and projects. Excellent face-to-face customer service experience is preferred.  The position requires discretion, patience, and excellent customer relationship skills to serve patrons of all ages and backgrounds as well as the availability to work at least one night per week and alternate Saturdays.

Bonus skills:

Bi-lingual (Spanish and/or Portuguese), proficiency with computers, social media tools, and the ability to use Evergreen software. Seeking a candidate with three or more years of experience with increasing levels of responsibility, including some supervisory, collection development, and program planning. The Bigelow Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Position is a grade 12 with a salary range in 9 steps, depending on experience.

To Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to:  Director; Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut Street, Clinton, MA 01510 or e-mail materials to mmueller@cwmars.org with a Subject heading of "Head of Adult Services" by June 30, 2019.

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Director for Scholarly Connections, Drexel University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

The Drexel University Libraries is an innovative, nimble, and responsive organization that is transforming an academic library's contribution to the mission of higher education. Its current Strategic Directions, refreshed for 2017-22, guides its efforts by strengthening Drexel's connections to scholarship by improving discovery and availability of Drexel-generated research output, by containing the cost of higher education through cost-effective management of access to authoritative scholarly resources, and by inspiring life-long quest for learning through guidance, self-directed services, and designed information-based environments. Today it leverages 55 FTE staff across four physical locations and a highly active cyberspace.

Located in Philadelphia, PA, Drexel University is a private, urban, R1 research university with nearly 25,000 students, over 200 degree programs, and 15 colleges and schools. Drexel is an academically comprehensive and globally engaged urban research university, dedicated to advancing knowledge and society and to providing every student with a valuable, rigorous, experiential, technology-infused education, enriched by one of the nation's oldest, largest, and best-known cooperative education programs.

Job Overview:

The Director, Scholarly Connections, provides administrative leadership in implementing a core strategic direction that extends the Libraries' staff expertise in library and information science, archival and records management; and its professional knowledge networks and services to integrate academic experiences with Drexel's strengthened connections to scholarship. Through the Libraries' matrixed organizational management, the Director leads staff throughout the Libraries to extend the value of scholarly publications, sharable research data and archival collections. The Director provides direct supervision to three managers who lead evolving programs for archives and digital assets repositories, scholarly communications, and data management advisory services.

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the entrepreneurial administrator strategically leads collaborations among staff, vendors, faculty, administrators and researchers to design, acquire and continually improve effective systems, licenses, and responsive advisory service support to ensure access to authoritative scholarly resources. The Libraries' responsibility for information access encompasses purchased, licensed and archived collections, emerging open scholarly communication venues, and Drexel-generated research output in support of teaching, learning and research.

Leadership responsibilities for the Drexel University Libraries are shared broadly among the Libraries senior managers, who include three Directors and the Dean of Libraries comprising the Strategic Leadership Group, and an additional 14 program managers constituting the Managerial Leadership Group.  Together the SLG works as a collaborative team to shape and continually evolve the Libraries' strategic directions and resource allocations to be a dynamic partner in the intellectual life of the University.  Each Director has a holistic understanding of the library organization, its mission, strategic priorities and practices, which permit any one of them to make decisions in the absence of the Dean about the daily management of the Libraries.   Each has a portfolio of unique administrative responsibilities for which s/he brings expertise, knowledge of current trends, professional contacts and a perspective responsive to the campus community's needs. In addition to scholarly connections, the portfolios of unique administrative responsibilities include self-directed learning and information services for one director, and organizational infrastructure for the other.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Master's degree in library, information science or related fields, with preferred additional advanced research-based graduate degree
  • Minimum of five years increasingly responsible management experience, including demonstrated success in supervision and program management
  • Evidence of effective leadership, collaboration, team work, high performance standards, and commitment to diversity
  • Demonstrated familiarity of trends and practices with research data management and curation, digital records management, scholarly research, and the publishing industry
  • Effective expertise to identify and understand research design, practices and methodologies
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills and successful experience working with diverse cultural backgrounds and researchers from multiple disciplines
  • Highly motivated and entrepreneurial approach with success in implementing innovative programs and leading organizational change
  • Indication of professional commitment through service, presentation, or research

Preferred:

  • Professional experience working in higher education or research information organizations
  • Experience working in a collaborative matrixed organization

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume via DrexelJobs: https://libwiki.library.drexel.edu/pub/TWiki/TWikiDocGraphics/external-link.gif

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Traveling K-8 Librarian, Malden Public Schools, Malden, MA

The Malden Public School District is looking for a second K-8 Traveling K-8 Librarian. The successful candidate will divide up five K-8 libraries between themselves and the current K-8 Traveling Librarian.

Recent graduates of Library programs are especially encouraged to apply.

The Malden Public School district is one of the five most diverse in the United States. It is five miles outside of Boston and is MBTA accessible via subway, bus lines and commuter rail.

Applications can be submitted at: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3112443
Qualifications

Bachelor's degree preferred.

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Licencing in Library services required.


Full/Part Time
Full Time


Education
BA/BS


Salary
Contractually determined based on education level and experience


Closing Date
Until Filled


How to Apply
Applications can be submitted at: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3112443

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Call for Papers: 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, Maui, HI

This is the second call for papers for the minitrack Health Information Behavior and Activity Tracking Technology at the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences January 7-10, 2020, Grand Wailea, Maui, Hawaii, USA.
 

Various consumer-facing wearable activity trackers provide a range of health-related functionalities, starting with counting steps, tracking sleep, monitoring heart rates and ending with evaluating exercise performance or providing personalized insights through data analytics. The increasingly ubiquitous activity tracking technology, including activity trackers and related health applications, enables users to quantify and monitor their daily physical activities as part of their overall health, anytime and anywhere.

Submissions to this minitrack should address the research topic of health information behavior (e.g., autonomous using, reflecting, integrating, ignoring, and learning through provided health information) with regard to activity tracking technology. Potential topics under study include but are not limited to:

  • Quantitative and qualitative methods to measure and to understand activity tracker users' health information behavior

  • Cultural, generational, and gender differences in using activity trackers

  • Personal information management of activity tracker users

  • Privacy implications and privacy-enhancing design of activity tracking technology

  • Health literacy of activity tracker users

 

 

Import Deadlines:

 

  • Paper Submission Deadline: June 15, 2019 (11:59 PM; HST)

  • Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: August 17, 2019 (11:59 PM HST)

 

More Information:

 

 

If you have any questions (related to the scope or the submission itself), do not hesitate to contact the Minitrack Chairs.

 

 

Minitrack Chairs:

Aylin Ilhan                                                              

Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf                     

Aylin.ilhan@hhu.de                                                 

 

Yuanyuan Feng

Carnegie Mellon University

yuanyuanfeng@cmu.edu

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Executive Director, The Congregational Library and Archives, Boston, MA

The Congregational Library and Archives, a special library of books, manuscripts, and electronic resources in Boston, Massachusetts, is seeking a new Executive Director. The Library (CL&A) preserves materials
relating to and advancing the study and deeper understanding of the Congregational story, a crucial religious influence on America's intellectual, civic, and cultural traditions.

The CL&A is poised to enter an exciting new phase of its development as a resource in American and global
history. We believe that with the right visionary and entrepreneurial Executive Director, the CL&A can
become the catalyst for profoundly important scholarship and discourse. For example, can the CL&A help
lead the conversation about how to vitalize our Congregational denominations? Can it show how our history
can play a meaningful role in reigniting civic discourse in our country? Working with the Board, the new
Executive Director will lead the CL&A into its future. To learn more about the organization and this position, please visit www.congregationallibrary.org, www.facebook.com/CongreLib, and The
Beacon Street Diary blog.


Responsibilities include:
Organizational identity and vision

  • With the Board, create a vision of the future for CL&A;
  • With the Board, create and drive the strategic plan;
  • Build support for the mission among important constituent groups and attract new ones;
  • Promote and represent the history of American Congregationalism in a way that will stimulate both broad interest and serious academic study.

Fundraising and development

  • With the assistance of the Board, prioritize fundraising;
  • Develop and implement strategies for donor relationship building and solicitation;
  • Cultivate new and existing donors, sharing a new and dynamic vision of CL&A's mission and future;
  • Oversee grant solicitation as well as the research and writing of grant applications.
  • Executive leadership and management
  • Oversee the Library Director and all Library operations;
  • Oversee the hiring, goal setting, directing, review, and termination for all CL&A personnel;
  • Work with Board leaders to recruit new Board members;
  • Make all final decisions on Library collection development.

Program development and implementation

  • Increase the use of the library;
  • Oversee the strategic vision for the website's organization and content;
  • Oversee editorial development of the Bulletin and other regularly published materials;
  • Plan and support Library events and host visiting groups;
  • With the Library Director, oversee the Project Director's work on New England's Hidden Histories and attract new research endeavors;
  • Direct the creation of promotional materials.

Financial management

  • Work with the Board's Finance Committee on financial planning and to set investment goals and policies;
  • Monitor external investment managers, auditors, risk management professionals, and other contractors;
  • Develop and implement the annual budget and monitor ongoing expenses and income.

Qualifications Desired:

  • Demonstrated passion for the mission of CL&A;
  • Advanced degree and experience in a highly relevant field, e.g., library and information science; museum studies; American history; church history; the humanities; and/or nonprofit management;
  • History of building and maintaining a cohesive team and providing strategic direction;
  • Inspiring leadership and strategic thinking;
  • Record of building partnerships;
  • Ability to persuade, negotiate, achieve consensus, and build collegial relationships with stakeholders;
  • Significant experience with board development, fundraising, and marketing/branding;
  • Well-developed written, verbal, and presentation skills;
  • Financial savvy and solid general management skills;
  • Comfort in working with faith communities.

To apply in confidence: Please send resume and cover letter to Susan Egmont, Egmont Associates, at
segmont@egmontassociates.com.

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Metadata and Discovery Strategy Librarian, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

Summary of Position:

The Metadata and Discovery Strategy Librarian will play an integral role in developing, implementing and evolving strategies and services for the discovery of library resources and the continuous improvement of the user experience. The incumbent is responsible for assessing and managing aspects of the life cycle of locally created electronic resources, including cataloging/metadata, access, discovery, assessment, and problem resolution. This position is also responsible for monitoring user needs, assessing system use, investigating new features, evaluating new systems and tools, and recommending and implementing improvements for multiple systems including Alma, Fedora, and BE Press. The incumbent will work collaboratively with staff from both public and technical services to develop and assess efficient workflows for the enhancement of library discovery services. This person will also represent the University of New Hampshire in statewide Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) metadata efforts and will work directly with a team of metadata experts from New Hampshire Digital Library member libraries to ensure integrity of records contributed to DPLA.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science;
  • Working knowledge of standards such as Dublin Core, MODS, EAD, TEI, VRA Core, METS, PREMIS, RDF, XSLT, XML, SPARQL, and MARC;
  • Ability to write scripts and/or other programming skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of controlled vocabularies and data content standards such as AAT, TGN, CCO, LCSH, and RDA;
  • Experience working with ILS/LSP, discovery layers, link resolvers, proxy servers;
  • Experience in project management, managing multiple priorities, and competing deadlines;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of practical experience developing and enhancing metadata in a library environment or cultural institution;
  • Familiarity with Semantic Web concepts;
  • Understanding of the opportunities and roles for the library in advancing campus initiatives related to equity, inclusion, and social justice;
  • Familiarity with Fedora Commons Repository software;
  • Demonstrated success in preparation of proposals and grant applications;
  • Experience with instruction or information literacy;
  • A second advanced degree in a relevant subject area is strongly preferred; a second advanced degree is required for tenure.


To Apply:
For complete job announcement and to apply, go to: http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/32797

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Cataloging and Instruction Librarian, The Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA

The Williston Northampton School, an independent co-educational boarding and day school in Easthampton, Massachusetts, is a culturally diverse educational community serving students in grades 7-12. We are seeking to fill the position of Cataloging and Instruction Librarian. 

The Cataloging and Instruction Librarian performs a variety of functions in the School's library assisting the Director in the operation of the Library and assisting faculty and students in the full use of all library services. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Perform original and copy cataloging, create and maintain metadata for library materials in all formats, including books, audio-visual, and electronic resources; Responsible for oversight of all aspects of record quality and catalog integrity, which includes revising older records to meet current standards; Assist in the development of policy, goals, and procedures for the cataloging of library materials; Work with colleagues in the selection of books and other media for collection development; Participate in the inventory and ongoing weeding of the collection; Compile and analyze annual cataloging statistics; Maintain knowledge of and engage in continuous professional development to keep up with current and developing standards and practices for metadata and cataloging; Provide reference support to students; question student's needs; investigate thoroughly print and on-line resources; guide students with good search strategies; follow-up to confirm research needs are met. The position will involve working some evenings until 10PM and occasional weekends and special events. A complete job description available at www.williston.com/about-us/employment 


Qualifications:

Knowledge of cataloging standards and tools including RDA, AACR2, LCSH, MARC21, and DDC-23.
Experience with library cataloging and metadata creation of material in all formats, including electronic/digital resources. 


Full/Part Time:

Full Time


Education:

MLS/Masters


How to Apply:

Candidates must be able to successfully complete the state and school mandated background checks including CORI, SORI, and a fingerprint-based criminal background check. Full benefit eligibility. Please direct all inquiries, including a cover letter, current resume and contact information for three references to MattieByrd McHold, Library Director, at mbmchold@williston.com  Non-smoking campus EOE

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Writing Programs Librarian, Brigham Young University, Provo, UT

The mission of the Writing Programs Librarian position is to be an exemplary teacher and provide leadership and oversight for the library's curricular partnership with the University Writing Program.

This position works with faculty, staff, and administrators in the library, the University Writing Program in the English Department, Writing Fellows, and those in the Writing Center, to ensure effective delivery of services and information literacy programs for students.

Applicants should have experience in teaching with young adult learners in research methodology and tools as well as Administrative and supervisory experience. Experience in information literacy program development and implementation is preferred.

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

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

For complete job announcement and to apply, go to: https://hrms.byu.edu/psc/ps/PUBLIC/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Employee&SiteId=70&JobOpeningId=81940&PostingSeq=1

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Staff/Youth Services Librarian, Westhampton Public Library, Westhampton, MA

Hours: 19 hours per week at 15.33 hourly, including evening and weekend availability.

 

Preferred hours of work include: Tuesdays 9-12, 1-5, Wednesdays 9-12, Thursdays 2-8, Saturdays 10-1.

 

Description:

The Staff/Youth Services Librarian is responsible for assisting in all library services, operations, and activities as well as managing the children's department collection, including collection development and programming as well as programming for young adults/teens. The successful candidate for this position will have a knowledge of and interest in children's and young adult literature, basic computer skills, and an appreciation of the many facets of library service and a willingness to share skills with the general public. You may find the complete job description on our website (https://www.westhampton-ma.com/westhampton-public-library).

 

To Apply:

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and Town of Westhampton Application for Employment to lgingras@cwmars.org or the Westhampton Public Library at 1 North Road Westhampton, MA 01027 by June 11, 2019. Successful hire is depending on a passing CORI check.

 

The Town of Westhampton is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination employment on any basis including race, color, creed, ancestry, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, handicap or disability, sexual orientation, or any legally protected status.

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Call for Papers: 15th Annual SIG SI Research Symposium

On behalf of the ASIS&T SIG SI (the Special Interest Group for Social Informatics), I am happy to announce our call for papers for the 15th Annual SIG SI Research Symposium to be held as a part of the pre-conference fun at this year's annual ASIS&T meeting! The theme this year is "Practical Social Informatics: Collaboration across Fields, Sectors, and Borders."

Call for proposal and submission link: https://easychair.org/cfp/SIGSI2019

Data protection, privacy, misinformation, and the ethical issues surrounding artificial intelligence (AI) have drawn much attention in recent years and created many challenges for various organizations in both public and private sectors, including government agencies, businesses, and research institutions. ICT Researchers and practicing professionals are increasingly in need of collaborative efforts and theoretical lenses to examine the various aspects of the new developments in data, AI, and augmented reality technologies, especially their social influences.

Understanding the social impacts of these emerging technologies requires a sociotechnical approach as well as local, national, and international collaborations across different disciplines and sectors.

With a strong interest in understanding how information and technology professionals explore social informatics in practice, the 15th Annual Social Informatics Research Symposium provides a great opportunity for sharing and exchanging experiences and ideas and suggesting theories and directions for future work among social informatics researchers and practitioners.

The Special Interest Group Social Informatics (SIG SI) seeks contributors for a full-day pre-conference workshop, scheduled for Saturday, October 19, 2019, from 9:00 - 17:00 during the ASIS&T annual meeting.

For the full workshop proposal, please click here.

Submission Guidelines:
Submission system opens: Saturday, 1 June, 2019
Submission Deadline: July 10, 2019 
Notifications:  August 1, 2019 in time for conference early registration (ends August 2, 2019)

Paper Abstract Submissions:
Extended abstracts (1,000-1,500 words) will be double-blind peer-reviewed. Please remove any identifying information from the text. Word limit does not include references.

Panel Submissions:
Panel proposals (1,000 words) will be peer reviewed and may contain identifying information. Word limit does not include references.

Poster Submissions:
Poster proposals (500 words) will be double-blind peer-reviewed. Please remove any identifying information from the text. Word limit does not include references.

Further Information:

  • Works in progress will be considered.
  • At least one author must be able to attend and present at the preconference.
  • Accepted proposals may choose to publish their submission in the symposia proceedings, to be published on the SIG-SI website

Topics:
We are particularly interested in collaborative work that explores the human and social aspects of ICT (broadly defined) in professional or practical settings and any work that assumes a critical stance towards the symposium's theme, "practical social informatics: collaboration across fields, sectors, and borders." However, we will also continue our tradition to solicit research on other related social informatics topics. Submissions for the symposiums may include empirical, critical and theoretical work, as well as richly described practice cases and demonstrations. We encourage all scholars interested in social aspects of ICT to share their research and research in progress by submitting a short paper, an extended abstract of their work, or a poster and attending the symposium. The symposiums are also the venue for the presentation of the best social informatics paper awards for each year. The topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

●      Data protection, privacy, and ethics
●      AI ethics
●      Collaborative work in social informatics
●      Ethics and security of the Internet of Things (IoT
●      Digital equity and digital divide
●      Freedom of expression, hate speech, and the role of platforms
●      Human rights to information and technology
●      Sustainability, environmental concerns, and information technology manufacturing
●      AI, automation, and the impact on job markets
●      Implications and social influence of ICT design

More information can be found in the symposium overview: https://asistsigsi.wordpress.com/the-15th-annual-social-informatics-research-symposium-full-day-workshop/

SYMPOSIUM CHAIRS:

  • Xiaohua Zhu (University of Tennessee, Knoxville)
  • Theresa Anderson (University of Technology Sydney)

PROGRAM COMMITTEE:

Xiaohua Zhu (University of Tennessee), Theresa Anderson (University of Technology Sydney), Adam Worrall (University of Alberta; Awards Coordinator), Catherine Dumas (Simmons University), Rachel Simmons (University of Texas at Austin), Kolina Koltai (University of Texas at Austin), Kirstin Phelps (University of Illinois), Kenneth Haggerty (University of Memphis), Emad Khazraee (Indeed, Inc.), Kristin R. Eschenfelder (University of Wisconsin-Madison).

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Archival Field Fellowship, Roving Archivist Program, Massachusetts State Historical Records Advisory Board (state-wide)

The MA State Historical Records Advisory Board (SHRAB)'s Roving Archivist Program seeks applicants for
a paid archival field fellowship. The SHRAB provides advocacy and guidance to help ensure the identification, preservation, and use of historical resources (public and private) throughout Massachusetts. To assist cultural heritage sites -- such as historical societies, public libraries, house museums, and town clerks -- the SHRAB's Roving Archivist Program offers advice on policies, arrangement and description of records, preservation planning and emergency preparedness. The Archival Field Fellows will work with the Roving Archivist Program at cultural heritage repositories throughout Massachusetts.


Fellowship Description:
The Archival Field Fellowships serve a twofold function:

  • to increase the amount of hands-on assistance the Roving Archivist Program can offer to Massachusetts cultural heritage repositories
  • to provide emerging archivists with professional mentorship.

The Field Fellowships pair repositories previously visited by the Roving Archivist with an Archival Field
Fellow trained in archival management to assist in implementing the recommendations laid out in the
Roving Archivist's Strategic Assessment and Program Review. The Field Fellows will work onsite
processing an archival collection and be supervised remotely by the Roving Archivist. In addition to
professional experience and mentorship, the Archival Field Fellow will receive a stipend of $1000 for
approximately 60 hours of work.

Requirements for Fellows:

  • Interested candidates must be enrolled at, or be a recent graduate from, a college or university at the graduate level pursing a degree in information and library science, archival management, history, public history, or a related field. (no academic credit is awarded to fellows)
  • Must have demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and standards.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Must arrange own transportation.
  • Availability to complete the field project within two months, working part-time or full-time.


Fellowship Outcomes:

  • Apply archival principles and standards to arrange, rehouse, and describe an archival collection.
  • Work with the repository to share the collection finding aid online.
  • Write a blog post about the field site and processing project for the MA SHRAB blog.
  • Submit a brief summary of the archival field fellowship to the SHRAB.


How to Apply:

  • Submit the following to SHRAB@sec.state.ma.us with the subject line "Roving Archivist Archival Field Fellowship:"
    • resume
    • One-page letter of interest including an indication of preferred geographic area of the state for field placement as well as an estimate on the months/days-of- week/hours-per-week available.
    • Letter of recommendation from a professor or program director who can speak to the applicant's knowledge of and/or experience in archival studies, or from an archives employer/internship supervisor.
  • Applications deadline: July 10, 2019.
  • The MA SHRAB will match the Archival Field Fellow with a repository that has received a Strategic Assessment from the Roving Archivist Program.

For more information see the SHRAB blog https://mashrabblog.wordpress.com/ or email
SHRAB@sec.state.ma.us

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Research Data Internship, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Supervisor: Katherine McNeill, Research Data Program Manager & Collections Librarian
Website: https://www.library.hbs.edu/Services/Research-Data-Program

Parameters and Academic Credit:
This internship is designed to be taken for academic credit, and is approved for Simmons LIS 501:
Internship in Library & Information Science. A version of this internship is available for both the Summer
and Fall 2019 terms of the class.


Description:
The Baker Library Research Data Program is a cross-departmental program designed to support HBS
faculty and student use of data across the research life cycle, including planning, discovery and access,
analysis, and data archiving and sharing. The intern will work under the guidance of the Program
Manager, along with staff across the library, on project-based and functional work to support new
initiatives and the growth of the program. By the end of the internship, the intern will have an
understanding of the research data life cycle and how academic libraries are evolving their services to
meet those needs.


The intern may contribute to projects and activities such the following:

  • Develop and enhance print and web materials describing the Program to staff and users
  • Participate in the design, testing and rollout of a new centralized communication and tracking system for the faculty data licensing service; link this system to web services for data discovery
  • Improve systems surrounding locally-stored datasets
  • Identify HBS research projects producing data valuable to be archived and shared with other researchers
  • Assess and reconfigure Program metrics, such as the usage of HBS-produced data deposited into the Dataverse data repository
  • Establish, test, and document workflows in a range of service areas
  • As appropriate, functional work in the areas of collection, discovery and access, and data archiving and sharing
  • The intern may also have the opportunity to learn about the variety of work across the library and the Business School overall, through activities such as attending group meetings, as the schedule permits.

Scheduling notes:

  • Regular work should take place within the overall window of weekdays 9am to 5pm.
  • Note: Fall 2019 internships would begin after September 9th.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Ability to work with a variety of people in a team environment
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills
  • Be independent, self-starting and able take initiative in exploring enhancements and solutions
  • Interest in academic libraries and research data management
  • Any additional experience or understanding in the research life cycle, academic libraries, digital
  • stewardship, or data services is optional

To Apply: Please send  applications to:

Katherine McNeill

Research Data Program Manager & Collections Librarian

Harvard Business School | Knowledge and Library Services

kmcneill@hbs.edu|T: 617.495.5310

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Library Technical Services Assistant, Town of Ashland, Ashland, MA

DEFINITION:
Provides technical services for the library, which includes the cataloging and processing of materials; work at public service desks when needed, and all other duties as required.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various type of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Enter original and copy information in the library's automated network catalog
  • Coordinate the processing of library materials
  • Coordinate interlibrary loan
  • Serve as liaison to the Technical Services Division of the Minuteman Library Network
  • Work at public service desk checking materials in and out, collecting fines and fees
  • Reserve library materials for patrons and maintains patron records
  • Answer reference questions
  • Provide Readers Advisory

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:
The employee works under general direction. The employee plans and prioritizes the majority of the work independently, in accordance with standard practices and previous training. The employee is expected to solve most problems of detail or unusual situations by adapting methods or interpreting instructions. Instructions for new assignments usually consist of statement of desired objectives, deadlines or priorities. Technical and policy issues or changes are discussed with the supervisor. The work is generally reviewed only for technical adequacy and appropriateness of decisions. Methods are not usually reviewed in detail.

ACCOUNTABILITY:
The nature of work assures that errors are usually detected in succeeding operations. Consequences of errors, missed deadlines or poor judgment may include time loss caused by back checking by others and slowdowns in the processing of the work.


JUDGMENT:
Employee exercises judgment when locating, selecting and applying the most pertinent practice, procedure, regulation or guideline. The work is governed by numerous standardized practices, procedures and instructions, however, additional interpretation is often needed to determine the best course of action.

COMPLEXITY:
Work consists of a variety of duties which generally follow standardized practices, procedures, regulations or guidelines. The sequence of work and/or the procedures followed vary according to the nature of the transaction or the information involved or sought in a particular situation. Employee must assess the course of action to follow.

NATURE AND PURPOSE OF CONTACTS:
Interactions with people are primarily with co-workers and the public involving frequent explanation, discussion or interpretation of practices, procedures, regulations or guidelines in order to render service, plan or coordinate work efforts, or resolve operating problems. Other interactions are external customers, usually residents. More than ordinary courtesy, tact and diplomacy may be required to resolve complaints or deal with hostile, uncooperative or uninformed people.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree required, with one year of experience in a library setting; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job. Masters of Library Science preferred. Experience with Sierra/III software preferred.

KNOWLEDGE ABILITY AND SKILL:
Knowledge: Has thorough knowledge of public library programs and services. Has knowledge of literature and audio-visual materials.
Abilities: Ability to procure and catalog library materials. Ability to conduct programs.
Skill: Excellent interpersonal relations. Effective oral and writing skills.

Work Schedule:
Monday: 10:00 - 3:00
Tuesday: 11:00 - 4:00
Wednesday: 1:00 - 6:00
Saturday: 10:00 - 3:00 (may change to 9:00 - 2:00 during Farmer's Market season)


Application:
Please submit cover letter and resume using the link below:
https://ashlandmass.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/eaf3271c-38ec-7a62-f998-a1d46842a199/apply?source=1006175-CJB-0

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Network Cataloger, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, North Andover, MA

General Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Head of Technical Services and eCollections, or in her/his absence reports to Executive Director. MLS professional Cataloging position with responsibility for original cataloging and advanced copy cataloging for MVLC Member libraries.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Original Cataloging and copy cataloging of print, non-print materials using a major bibliographic utility such as OCLC and the integrated library system.
  • May provide training sessions for MVLC member library staff.
  • Support the Database Manager in operations and workflow at Central Site.
  • Assists the Database Manager and Head of Technical Services and eCollections with the recommendations on policies and procedures for MVLC's technical services staff.
  • Troubleshoots cataloging, serials, and acquisitions issues for MVLC's technical services staff.
  • Pinpoints areas and performs database cleanup.
  • Provides effective communications and quality customer service to MVLC member libraries.
  • Attends appropriate meetings.
  • Performs other relevant duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; professional cataloging experience (minimum one-year) including original cataloging, knowledge of, and work on a major bibliographic utility such as OCLC; demonstrated knowledge and experience with RDA, LCSH, MARC formats and automated integrated library system cataloging workflows.


Qualifications:

  • Experience with automated integrated library system.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to work as a part of team in a continually changing environment.
  • Strong customer service ethic.
  • Ability to work with staff with varying cataloging experience.


Hiring range
: $48,452 - $64,899 in ten steps, salary commensurate with relevant experience.


Closing Date: July 6, 2019


How to Apply:
This is an excellent entry-level full-time position for a recent library school graduate, who has previous experience working in a library.  To apply for this position please send a resume and cover letter to:
Eric Graham, Executive Director, egraham@mvlcstaff.org

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Teen Services Librarian, Stratford Library Association, Stratford, CT

Summary:

Are you excited about providing youth services in a diverse community? The Stratford Library Association will give you the opportunity to work in a team environment developing programs and services for teens in grades 6 - 12. You will participate in Teen Department services including: programming, technology, expanding the Teen Department's online presence, outreach and collaboration with local youth agencies, and traditional library services.


Qualifications:

Knowledge of teen literature, strong communication skills, enthusiasm for current teen trends and pop culture, and a commitment to public service required. ALA accredited MLS/MLIS degree required. Candidates with MLS/MLIS degrees in progress welcome to apply (pay rate commensurate with degree status). Bilingual Spanish/English highly desirable.


Additional Information:

35 hours/week, including daytime, evening and weekend hours.  Pay rate for successful candidate with MLS/MLIS degree: $50,859 - $72,072 per year.


To Apply:

Send your resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to Sheri Szymanski, Stratford Library Association, 2203 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615 or email sszymanski@stratfordlibrary.org. Deadline to apply: June 28, 2019. Visit www.stratfordlibrary.org to find out more about the Stratford Library Association. EOE

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Data Services Librarian, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library Research Data Management Program connects members of the Harvard community to services and resources that span the research data lifecycle, to help ensure that Harvard's multi-disciplinary research data is findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR).
 
Reporting to the Harvard Library Research Data Management Program Manager, the Data Services Librarian will work with partners and stakeholder within the Harvard Library, and across the university, to provide data curation services, training, and expertise to members of the Harvard community.
 
The Data Services Librarian will also advance the program's mission and objectives by assessing and improving existing program services and resources; helping to develop new services and resources to benefit the Harvard community; performing data services training and outreach; building and sustaining relationships with partners across the research data lifecycle; and participating in relevant library-wide and Harvard-wide committees, working groups, projects, and events.

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

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Best Student Research Paper Award 2019, Libri: International Journal of Libraries and Information Studies

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

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

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

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

  • originality of thought and observation
  • depth of research and scholarship
  • topicality of problems addressed
  • the international readership of the journal
  • the quality of the composition

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

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

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

All submissions should include a cover sheet confirming:

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

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

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Library Leadership Intern, Harvard Institutes for Higher Education, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Institutes for Higher Education (HIHE), part of Professional Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, is hiring a Library Leadership Student Intern for Fall Semester 2019. HIHE offers executive education and professional development programs for multiple constituencies within the higher education sector. In a typical calendar year, HIHE delivers both residential and online executive education experiences to more than 750 college and university administrators. Additional information about HIHE is available at: http://www.gse.harvard.edu/ppe/programs/highered.


The Library Leadership Student Intern will perform a variety of market research and outreach-oriented duties in support of the rebranding and repositioning of a program formerly called "Library Leadership in a Digital Age," an experience designed for leaders working in multiple library settings (higher education, K-12, public libraries, etc.). Responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:

  • Conduct market research to identify appropriate markets, organizations, an individuals for the newly-developed program.
  • Help develop and execute marketing campaigns to attract participants to the newly-developed program.
  • Work with and periodically update marketing and alumni databases to maximize the impact of marketing/outreach efforts in support of the newly-developed program.
  • Collaborate and coordinate program outreach activities with members of the Professional Education Marketing and Admissions team.
  • Provide personalized outreach and other individualized communication to prospective program participants in ways that maximize program enrollment.
  • Any other duties that emerge during the internship period that support successful marketing, outreach, and delivery of the newly-developed program.

Ideal candidates must have a strong commitment to librarianship and demonstrated interest in the professional development of library leaders. Prior background or experience in higher education marketing and/or library administration are preferred, but not required. The intern will work an average of 10-15 hours per week and will be compensated at the rate of $20.00 per hour. The appointment is for Fall Semester 2019, with the possibility of renewal (by mutual agreement) for Spring Semester 2020.


Those interested in this opportunity should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and writing sample as soon as possible but no later than June 30, 2019 to:

Joseph P. Zolner
Educational Chair, Library Leadership in a Digital Age Harvard
Graduate School of Education, joseph_zolner@harvard.edu

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Reference Unit Manager, Oregon State Archives, Salem, OR

The Archives Division of the Secretary of State's Office is recruiting for a Reference Unit Manager (Principal Executive/Manager D).

The Salary Range is $5,336 - $8,254 for non-PERS eligible employees. The PERS eligible Salary Range is $5,656  - $8,749.

This is an Open Competitive recruitment open to any applicant who meets the qualifications.

The announcement can be found on the internet at: Reference Unit Manager.

This recruitment will close on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 at midnight.

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Digital Scholarship Librarian, Countway Library at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

The Countway Library at Harvard Medical School has an exciting opportunity within the newly created Digital Scholarship & Scholarly Communication department of the library. We are conducting a national search for a Digital Scholarship Librarian, and look forward to adding an independent, confident, and innovative member to our team.

We encourage applications from candidates who would be excited to join a progressive group of librarians and bioinformatics experts who will lead open science initiatives for the Countway Library. As the central library for Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, and Harvard School of Dental Medicine, the Digital Scholarship Librarian will find persistent challenges and opportunities to collaborate with biomedical and health science students, faculty and postdocs at Harvard University and the Harvard research hospitals. 

Ideal candidates will have not only strong interpersonal, presentation and teaching skills, but also have a comfortable command over many of the technical and computational programs that are at the core of digital scholarship and open science initiatives that we provide to our community.

For more information, and the application procedure, please view the complete job description posted here:

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341#jobDetails=1458109_5341

[Harvard is 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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Diversity Residency - Reference Librarian, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Law School Library in partnership with the Harvard Library is seeking a Reference Librarian for their two-year Diversity Residency. This residency offers the opportunity to participate with the ACRL Diversity Alliance and Harvard's Administrative Fellowship Program, which strives to attract talented early career librarians, and in particular, members of historically underrepresented groups, to promote leadership opportunities and careers in higher education.  This residency will also provide a meaningful professional working experience to cultivate the professional goals and interests of the resident.  Additionally, in the first year, through the Administrative Fellows Program, currently in its 29th year of operation, offers residents the opportunity to work in an academic environment complemented by a career development program.

 

SUMMARY

Under the general direction of the Manager for Research Services, the resident works as a team member providing reference and research services in law and law-related disciplines, via print and electronic formats, to faculty and students of Harvard Law School, and to a broader research community.

The resident will participate in the day to day collection development activities of the Law Library with an emphasis on aligning the resident's interests and skills to collection development opportunities or projects in that area. The resident will work closely with selectors to participate in evaluating and selecting resources for acquisition. Other project-based work will entail weeding, collection assessment, and e-resources management. The fellow will report on an as need project basis to the Associate Director of Collections or his designee.

In addition, over the course of two years, the resident will have the opportunity to work on projects in other departments of the library which may include: the library as publisher with our Library Innovation Lab (LIL), working with manuscript collections in our Historical & Special Collections department, exploring new ways to manage digitization and working with our administrative team on special projects will provide a breadth of experience. The library will support the development and completion of a substantial project related to the shared interests of the resident and the library.

To view the complete description and to apply, see here.

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Contract Position for National Portrait Gallery Special Collections, National Portrait Gallery, Washington D.C.

This is a statement of work for professional, technical, non-personal services to perform digitization and
data enhancement services for the National Portrait Gallery's Catalog of American Portraits and Audio
Video Special Collection.


PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery maintains two special collections, the Catalog of American
Portraits (CAP), managed by the Office of Collections Information and Research Archive, and the
Audio/Visual Special Collection (AVSC), managed by the Department of Exhibitions. The CAP is a national
portrait archive maintaining information and images for portraits of Americans or by American artists in
public and private collections across the country and abroad. The AVSC is a rich collection of original and
post-production audio/visual materials constituting historical evidence of the Portrait Gallery's
exhibitions and programs. In 2012 and 2016 respectively, the CAP and AVSC received NPG's Board of
Commission distinction as Special Collections under SD600. Both the CAP and AVSC continue to acquire
archival material in accordance with their individual Collection Management Policies.


Together the CAP and AVSC are seeking professional, non-personal, work-for-hire services to complete
several projects related to the management of digital assets--including audio visual assets--and the
enhancement of related object and media records in the National Portrait Gallery's collections
information system, The Museum System (TMS). Projects are as follows:


1. Enhance existing AVSC digital records and bring them up to new AVSC standards
2. Process AVSC legacy digital assets, including recently digitized audio assets
3. Digitize approximately 1,000 CAP slides and ingest them into the SI DAMS
4. Select and ingest CAP legacy digital images into the DAMS from the NPG image drive


DUTIES:
The specific duties of the Special Collections Digitization and Data Enhancement contractor are:


CAP
• Consult with acting head of Collections Information and Research Archive to establish a strategy,
workflow and timeline for each part of the project
• Learn CAP protocols for digitization and DAMS ingest and standards for TMS media records
• Scan color slides for Georgia portraits and upload images and metadata to the SI DAMS,
resolving any errors that occur
• Use TMS to identify images suitable for inclusion in the DAMS based on source, size and quality
• Create TMS media packages containing selected images for ingest via the Volume File Copy


Utility (VFCU)
• Resolve any errors that occur during VFCU ingests
• Make TMS media packages containing unrestricted images that can be made accessible to the
public on the Web
AVSC
• Consult with head of Exhibitions and exhibitions program specialist to establish a workflow for
AVSC digitization and data enhancement
• Learn AVSC data entry and cataloging protocols, as well as requirements for retention of manual
records
• Examine the physical condition of analog media and review each item for content
• Catalogue and perform data entry of A/V media, including any identifiable connection to
exhibitions, collections or programs at NPG
• Post-digitization catalogue and data entry for digitized audio media assets
• Catalogue and perform data entry for new born-digital video and audio assets
• Bring digital records up to current Audio Visual Records Standards and mark appropriate records
for public access
• Oversee and perform transcription of digitized assets for public release of fully catalogued
records


In addition, the contractor shall:
• Meet regularly with the COTR to review work completed and resolve any questions that arise
• Notify the COTR when not available for work or with changes in schedule
• Maintain a professional attitude when communicating and working with Smithsonian staff
• Be diligent and consistent in following object handling, digitization, and data entry guidelines
• Work with Smithsonian staff, other contractors and/or interns to fulfill his or her duties as COTR
deems appropriate


PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE:
The project will take place over a period of performance lasting not more than 24 months, full time, for
approximately 3,400 hours. The contract will begin on or before September 1, 2019 and be completed
no later than August 30, 2021.


WORK HOURS AND LOCATION:
Work will be scheduled at mutually convenient times for the contractor, Head of Exhibitions and acting
head of Collections Information and Research Archive, between the hours of 8:30am and 5:30pm. The
contractor's work schedule will be determined upon mutual agreement, based on the satisfactory
performance of duties and other extenuating office setting circumstances. All work will be performed at
the National Portrait Gallery offices in the Victor Building at 750 Ninth St., N.W., Washington, DC.


PERIODIC PERFORMANCE MONITORING:
Acceptance of work and frequency of review is at the discretion of the Head of Exhibitions and acting
head of Collections Information and Research Archive, who will meet with the contractor on a regular
basis to review the progress of the work. They will assess the pace of the contractor's progress through
the number of CAP files enhanced on TMS, the number of CAP images scanned and uploaded to the
DAMS, and the number analog media items reviewed and catalogued, taking into account any other
project considerations that may have hindered the contractor's progress. The periodic performance
meetings shall determine acceptance of work and payment.


Inquiries, acknowledgements and correspondence pertinent to this statement of work should be
directed to:


Dom DelGiudice                                                  Sue Garton
Exhibitions Program Specialist                         Acting Head of Collections Information and Research Archive
National Portrait Gallery                                    National Portrait Gallery
Email: DelGiudiceD@si.edu                                Email: GartonS@si.edu
Phone: (202) 633-8289                                       Phone: (202) 633-8554

Those wishing to be considered for the applicant pool to receive a formal Request for Quote (RFQ) packet should submit a resumé to Sue Garton (GartonS@si.edu), with a copy to Dom DelGiudice (DelGiudiceD@si.edu), no later than June 7, 2019.

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Graduating Students Professional Travel Support Rolling Award, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Now that you have graduated from Simmons University, do you anticipate an opportunity to speak or present at a conference but do not have any funds to support it?  This is a professional development opportunity for you!
Please see attached for more details, and instructions for how to apply for the SLIS Graduating Student Professional Travel Support Rolling Award. Funds must be used within this calendar year.  This is on a first come first serve basis.

Award: $400
Available to all graduating students on a first come first serve basis.


Description: The Simmons University Graduating Student Professional Support Rolling
Award provides financial support to graduating SLIS students who are presenting at
professional conferences. The award may be used to cover registration and/or transportation
costs for attending a conference to present a paper or poster, give a speech, or sit on a panel, up
to six months after graduation.


Note: This award is a reimbursement. If you have been selected to receive the award, you will
attend the event and then submit proof of attendance/presentation.


Required: All submissions should be sent to the Student Services Center. Please include the following and email us at sscslis@simmons.edu.

  • Name, date, and location of professional conference
  • A paragraph explaining what the graduating student intends to present
  • The title of the presentation, poster, speech, or panel
  • Proof of attendance and participation

This is a wonderful opportunity for all graduating students!

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School Librarian (SY19-20), English High School, Boston, MA

English High School is looking for a school librarian to support our work to re-envision library services for our students. The EHS Librarian will also design and teach two sections of a Research & Media Literacy course each semester to students across grade levels to prepare them for research tasks in all content areas and to help build their ability to effectively navigate and source content for reliability.

Boston Public Schools seeks an exceptional SCHOOL LIBRARIAN who is highly qualified and knowledgeable to join our community of teachers, learners and leaders. This is an exciting opportunity for librarians who desire to serve where their efforts matter. In BPS, teachers and leaders are committed to the vision of high expectations, equal access to high levels of instruction, academic proficiency for all students, and closing the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools. BPS is a great place for those who seek to work in an environment that supports their creativity and innovation, and respects their skills and abilities.

Reports to:  Principal/Headmaster

Responsibilities:

  • Creates a caring and safe environment where students are consistently engaged in meaningful learning activities.
  • Works effectively with colleagues as a team member in planning and implementing appropriate and meaningful learning activities.
  • Communicates effectively with parents and colleagues both orally and in writing.
  • Provides leadership on committees, organizations and/or projects beyond the classroom.
  • Believes and works to implement the educational philosophy that all children can achieve high standards.

Qualifications--Required:

  •     Education:  Hold a Bachelor's degree.
  •     Hold a valid Massachusetts School Librarian/Library License (All Levels).
  •     Meet all state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed and  Highly Qualified.
  •     Ability to meet the Standards of Effective Teaching established by the Boston Public Schools as outlined above.
  •     Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment.


Qualifications--Preferred:

BPS values linguistic diversity and believes that candidates who speak another language bring added value to the classroom, school, and district culture and diversity. BPS is particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in one of BPS' official languages:Spanish, Creole (Cape Verdean), Creole (Haitian), Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, & Somali.


Please refer to https://bostonpublicschools.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=14606 for the full job description.

Please refer to www.bostonpublicschools.org/ohc (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation.  Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step.

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Deputy Director, Cambridge Community Television , Cambridge, MA

Cambridge Community Television is the nationally recognized, award winning community media center serving Cambridge.  CCTV seeks a Deputy Director to assist the Executive Director in all management aspects of this active nonprofit organization. The Deputy Director will help foster a culture promoting social justice, teamwork, innovation, and excellence in service delivery. This role requires a highly motivated and organized individual who works well with others and has a passion for public service and the mission of CCTV. Although CCTV is not a library, community media and public libraries share many of the same values, and the position might be attractive to those with a library background and interest in media.

The Deputy Director's responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the Executive Director to:
    • engage with the Board of Directors, staff, and others critical to the fulfillment of CCTV's mission and strategic plan
    • plan and implement fundraising, including grant writing, individual donor solicitation, and oversight of annual event
    • develop collaborative programs with community partners
    • manage internal and external communications
    • represent the organization at community meetings and events
  •      overseeing CCTV's Youth Media Program, a media arts and work experience program for teens
  •      developing and expanding services for seniors and non-profits
  •      supervising staff
  •      may serve as acting Executive Director if called upon

The ideal candidate for the Deputy Director role will have 3 to 5 years of program management and fundraising experience in a nonprofit organization. The successful candidate is a self-starter, able to work independently and in teams, and enjoys exploring new technology initiatives to support the community. 
They will also possess:

  • high energy, maturity, and good judgment
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • strong supervisory skills and a track record of providing leadership in managing teams
  • excellent problem solving skills
  • demonstrated success in implementation and execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities and key initiatives concurrently
  • sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters
  • a commitment to social justice

Knowledge of and experience working in a community that is racially, ethnically and economically diverse is required. An interest in alternative, independent media is helpful, as is knowledge of Cambridge. Bilingual and LIS applicants strongly encouraged to apply.  Salary range is $65,000-70,000, commensurate with experience, and good benefits.

Please submit a resume and cover letter by June 11, 2019 to:

Susan Fleischmann
Cambridge Community Television
info@cctvcambridge.org

No phone calls, please.

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Temporary Digital Project Manager,The Pawtuxet Village Association, Warwick & Cranston, RI

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
The Pawtuxet Village Association seeks to hire an experienced project scanning technician to assist with digitizing photographs and postcards collected &amp; owned by a group of Association members. The PVA Digital Project Manager performs professional work required for digitizing photographs and other images that document the history of Pawtuxet Village in Warwick & Cranston, RI. The collection includes approximately 600 images in both analog and digital formats.


The Project Manager is responsible for coordinating with individual collectors, scanning & inputting metadata onsite, performing quality control checks, naming files in standard file naming convention as well as handling photographic special collections materials. The Project Manager will work closely with a PVA board member as well as in consultation with the Curator of Rhode Island Collections at Providence Public Library.


Successful performance requires well developed interpersonal skills, adherence to internal processes and industry standards, and an attention to detail.


EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  • Digitization of analog and AV content including scanning and writing metadata according to archival best practices.
  • Sensitivity to and experience with handling of archival materials.
  • Attention to detail, ability to incorporate direction and feedback, and follow archival standards and best practices.


REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelors or Masters degree in Library Science, Photography, or related field; Graduate students encouraged.
  • Archival or library background preferred.
  • Experience working in Excel or Google Sheets, basic Photoshop and operating scanning equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital file formats, file management and related preservation standards.


SCHEDULE AND COMPENSATION
:

  • Hourly rate of $20/hour
  • Total of 120 hour for the course of the project. Preferred schedule 6 hours/week; specific schedule to be determined in consultation with collectors/donors.

Please send your resume to Kate Wells. Email: katewells.librarian@gmail.com

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Library Director, Prosser Public Library, Bloomfield, CT

The Town of Bloomfield seeks a dynamic, community-minded Library Director to supervise and manage operations at the Prosser Public Library (main) and P. Faith McMahon Wintonbury Library (branch.) The Director maintains a high profile in the community and advocates for the library at all times. The ideal candidate is highly collaborative, creative, flexible, and organized. Experience with expansion or building of a new library is desired. Working closely with the Library Board, the Director develops library policies, monitors library services, develops and manages the budget, supervises staff, and stays informed about developments in library management. In addition, the Director maintains close connections with the Friends of the Bloomfield Public Libraries and communicates with and provides information to Bloomfield officials and staff on a regular basis.


Minimum Qualifications:

The minimum qualifications are a Masters of Library Science (MLS) or Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA accredited college or university or be matriculated in an MLS or MLIS degree program at an ALA accredited college or university and graduate within one year of employment. Also required are 7 or more years of related public library work including experience with integrated library computer systems and either supervisory or library division responsibilities. Must have and maintain a valid driver's license.


Selection Process:

All appointments and promotions shall be made according to merit and fitness for performing the functions of the position, including factors such as education, experience, aptitude, knowledge, character, ethics, or other qualifications that would determine the best candidate for the position. Examinations may include written, oral, physical, or performance tests or any combination of the various types of examinations. Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results on a background check, pre-employment physical, drug screening and verification of information on the employment application.


Applications:

Applications may be obtained from the Department of Human Resources, 800 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002, or on our website at www.bloomfieldct.org and must be submitted to Human Resources along with a resume, and cover letter no later than 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Applications are accepted ONLY by mail or in person.

Town of Bloomfield is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Minorities, women & persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Persons with a disability and who may need this information in an alternative format must contact Cindy Coville, ADA Coordinator at 860-769-3538 or at ccoville@bloomfieldct.org

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Librarian/Archivist for Digital Projects, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Law School Library ("HLSL") seeks a skilled, innovative, and collaborative professional to join the team as its Librarian/Archivist for Digital Projects. Reporting to the Manager of the Digital Lab, this position will work cooperatively between the Harvard Law School Library Digital Lab and Historical & Special Collections (HSC) teams. The split of responsibilities is expected to be 70% Digital Lab and 30% HSC-related activities. However, these activities are in many instances cross-departmental.

The Librarian/Archivist for Digital Projects is the first point of contact for all digital projects involving HLS Library materials. The person in this role leads, coordinates, participates in, and collaborates on initiatives and activities designed to build digital collections that facilitate access to and discovery of the library's holdings. This position will help conceive and implement an evolving strategy designed to expand the library's digital presence of content and services, primarily from Harvard Library platforms.

The Digital Lab advances the Library's goal to make its collections broadly accessible. In planning and managing digitization projects, the core team of three collaborate with HLSL curators, patrons, publishers, and affiliated service providers to select materials and produce digital objects that are open, persistent, and, above all, useful. Projects are characterized by open standards, and workflow processes that balance quality and efficiency.

HSC is a small and energetic team of five engaged with all aspects of special collections work. The Library's collection of historic legal materials is one of the largest in the world, and includes rare books, early manuscripts, visual and audiovisual materials, and modern manuscripts pertaining to the history of law, legal study, and HLS. To support the Law School's mission, HSC collects, catalogs, preserves, and provides access to its collections for the Harvard community and researchers around the world.

Qualifications: M.L.S. or other library and information science degree from an ALA-accredited academic program required by the time of appointment. Minimum of one year of experience in any combination of processing archival or published materials, digitization, or use of technology to manage, preserve, discover, and deliver digital collections.

Duties and Responsibilities, as well as Additional Qualifications are presented in the posting at the Harvard Careers web site, with requisition number 49268BR

TO APPLY:   View details of the position description at Harvard Careers and click "Apply to job" link. Please do not send application materials or inquiries to the hiring manager.

Salary: (Grade 056), min.  $60,208, with outstanding benefits package.

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Library Director, Dedham Public Library, Dedham, MA

Dedham is a town of 25,000 residents with a rich history, on the southwest border of Boston.

The Dedham Public Library is an innovative, responsive and heavily utilized public service organization, deeply committed to providing free and equitable access for all, while delivering a high level of customer service and an outstanding patron experience.

The Library is seeking an energetic, resourceful, and dynamic individual to continue the library's drive to become one of the leading libraries in the Commonwealth.


The Main Library and Endicott Branch circulated 110,151 items, a 10.7% increase over the prior
year and saw attendance at library sponsored programs increase dramatically.


Duties: The Director shall provide leadership and supervision to a staff of 18.45 FTE and
oversee an annual municipal budget of $1,450,000.


Other duties include the planning, management, and administration of all library functions.
These include, among other responsibilities, the preparation of the library budget, supervision of
all staff, working with the library's Board of Trustees, municipal officials and collaborate with the
Friends and Dedham Library Innovation Team. The Director reports to the Board of Trustees.


Qualifications: Candidates for this position must possess a Master's degree from an ALA
accredited program in Library Science and three years of progressively responsible public
library experience, at least one of which must be in a supervisory capacity. Candidates will
exhibit proven leadership capability, excellent oral and written communication skills, and
competence in financial management. Candidates should have a thorough familiarity with
public library principles, practices, and procedures and be skilled in researching and managing
all aspects of library services. Finally, the candidate should have an ability to develop and
maintain effective working relationships with staff, library patrons, Trustees, community
organizations, and municipal officials. For the complete job description, please go to
http://www.dedhamlibrary.com/job-postings/


Salary: $$92,000-$110,000, depending on qualifications, with outstanding benefits package.
Application Requirements: Cover letter and resume should be sent to recruiting@dedham-
ma.gov no later than June 20, 2019.

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Library Student Worker ll, Simmons University, Boston, MA

POSITION DESCRIPTION
This position provides reference, circulation, and interlibrary loan services to members of the Simmons community.

Work Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays 12PM - 4P
Pay Rate: $15/hour

**Please note, this position is open to current SLIS students who have completed LIS 407 and/or LIS 415.  See below for more details.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provides reference service in person, by phone, via email and chat, to Simmons Community members, FLO Consortium members, alumnae/i,  and guest patrons (**pre-requisite: completion of LIS 407)
  • Provides check-in/out of reserves and circulating materials
  • Addresses issues with borrowers' records
  • Maintains  users' privacy
  • Performs Library opening and closing duties as scheduled
  • Assists patrons using and troubleshooting equipment such as computers, printers (multi-function devices), and closed-circuit television
  • Fills requests from other libraries for materials from Beatley (interlibrary loan - lending)
  • Fills requests from users for materials from other libraries (**interlibrary loan - borrowing; pre-requisite: completion of LIS 415)
  • Fills requests from users for materials from Beatley (document delivery)
  • Fills requests from faculty for materials to be placed on course reserve
  • Assists in the creation of physical and virtual displays of items from the Library's collections
  • Shelf-reads and shelves materials in addition to stacks and collections projects as assigned
  • Performs other duties or projects as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS
Required:

  • Current enrollment in the Simmons SLIS program
  • Completion of LIS 407: Information Sources and Services and/or LIS 415: Information Organization
  • A commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Preferred:

  • Minimum of two full semesters remaining in the program
  • Previous employment experience
  • Experience working or volunteering in libraries
  • Familiarity with Atlas Systems' ILLiad (interlibrary loan software) and Innovative Interfaces, Inc.'s Millennium (integrated library system)
  • Available to work up to 20 hours per week


HOW TO APPLY
To apply, please complete an employment profile in Workday, and follow the instructions listed, including uploading a resume and cover letter in a single PDF document.

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Young Adult Services Librarian, Cormier Center, Leominster Public Library, Leominster, MA

GENERAL SUMMARY:
The Young Adult Services Librarian will be energetic and team-oriented with a strong public service
commitment.  The Young Adult Services Librarian will provide library services and programming for and with
young adults and those who work with young adults.  Constant contact and collaboration with young adults
(typically ages 12-18), including those with diverse backgrounds and abilities is required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for the daily supervision of the Cormier Center for Young Adults, interacting with teens on a continual basis, creating an atmosphere which attracts young adult use and promoting young adult reading and library programming.
  • Supervises one part-time library assistant and all pages dedicated to the Cormier Center.
  • Selects all new print and non-print materials for the young adult collection, utilizing journals and other selection tools, using individual judgement to ensure a well-rounded, high caliber young adult collection.
  • Responsible for collection management, including regular weeding.
  • Ensures the library's collections include relevant print and digital resources aimed at the specific interests and needs of the teens in the community.
  • Curates content, including digital resources and special collections, for and with teen patrons, based on teen needs and interests.
  • Provides prompt, courteous and direct assistance to all patrons with basic information regarding use of library materials, equipment, and services.
  • Plans, implements and evaluates library programs and services which fulfill the diverse educational, recreational and personal needs of local teens.
  • Leverages community experts, coaches and mentors for services and programs in order to meet teen need and interests.
  • Adopts a community engagement mindset and develops and maintains effective relationships with schools, community groups, agencies and non-profits that target youth in order to plan and deliver programs and services that meet local teen needs and interests.
  • Reads and reviews young adult material selected to provide quality reader's advisory service to young adults, parents and educators, by assisting with book selection for recreational reading, school assignments and information needs.
  • Develops and supervises young adult programming, frequently collaborating with area individuals and organizations.
  • Develops outreach programs to schools and community organizations, promoting the use of library the collection, facility, and programming.
  • Develops both in-house promotional materials and media publicity to encourage use of the young adult collection, use of the Library facility, and attendance to young adult programs. Contributes to social media marketing for the Cormier Center and its activities.
  • Takes a leadership role in developing, implementing and evaluating the overall teen services program.
  • Attends and participates in professional library conferences, seminars, and network committees; reads professional literature; attends and participates in staff meeting discussions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:
A Master's in Library and Information Science is required.


Core Competencies:

  • Knowledge of developmental, recreational and educational needs of young adults.
  • Knowledge of current trends in library services for and with young adults.
  • Knowledge of standard library procedures, current information technology, Internet and
  • database search capabilities.
  • Knowledge of best practices in teen services, including guidelines and standards
  • published by ALA, YALSA and other recognized organizations.
  • Knowledge of best practices in community assessment and engagement.
  • Knowledge of effective practices in evaluation and outcomes measurement.
  • Cultural competence skills.


Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing, including through email
  • Ability to identify and translate young adult needs and interests into effective library services and programs.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patrons, user groups, community organizations, volunteer groups and to serve the public courteously.
  • Able to recognize and set priorities, and to use initiative and independent judgment in a variety of situations.
  • Able to learn and stay current with emerging technology, including digital media.
  • Must be able to speak distinctly to large groups.
  • Must be able to drive a car and hold a valid driver's license.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends.
  • Bilingual abilities desirable.

To Apply:

Find the full job description here.

Please send cover letter, resume and references to whurley@leominster-ma.gov

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Access Services Associate: Interlibrary Loan and Knowledge Commons Space Supervisor, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium, is accepting applications for an access services associate: Interlibrary Loan and Knowledge Commons Space supervisor to join the team in the Harold F. Johnson Library.


Role Description:

Reporting to the access services supervisor, the access services associate shares supervision of student circulation assistants and assists in all general circulation services at the library's main service point, the InfoBar.  The associate is responsible for providing Interlibrary Loan and document delivery services to the Hampshire College community, and, as such, networks with libraries worldwide through the use of OCLC and ILLiad and stays abreast of new developments with ILLiad.  It is essential that the associate have skills in and understanding of established library methods, procedures, and the use of specific library tools.  The access services associate supervises the Knowledge Commons space and the Airport Lounge, and is responsible for making sure that the spaces are well maintained.  In addition, the access services associate is the lead on broadening the information available at the InfoBar to include campus programs, events, and calendars, turning the InfoBar into a "Grand Central Station" for Hampshire College and the library. In addition, this position includes working at the InfoBar where the associate would check library materials in and out, register new patrons, place holds on items, run reports using the library system software (Aleph), provide information to patrons regarding library procedures and the use of equipment such as copy machines, book scanners, microfilm scanner/printers and OPACs.  The access services associate helps to maintain library book stacks; assists in all general circulation and customer service front-line functions; takes initiative to make sure the collections are maintained, the building is clean, accessible and operational; and that patrons and colleagues are treated in a professional and tactful manner. The associate uses judgment, problem-solves, and communicates appropriately.  They help to maintain shelving carts and stacks, search stacks for missing books, and pages materials from stacks for Five College delivery.  The associate holds responsibility for creating and maintaining a fair system for carrel assignments in the library (with guidance from the librarians). This position also serves as a backup for when the access services associate: evening supervisor has a backlog of materials needing to be put on Reserve or media needing to be digitized. 


Qualifications:

Bachelors degree is required.  Two years circulation, Interlibrary Loan, reserves, or other relevant library experience with responsibility for troubleshooting systems preferred. Experience with OCLC, ILLiad, copy cataloging, and an Integrated Library System is desired.  The associate must have excellent oral and written communication, organization, and problem-solving skills, excellent knowledge of MS Office products, and the ability to work independently with minimal supervision.  A successful candidate should have a strong record of progressively responsible managerial, and supervisory experience preferably in an academic environment; be pro-active and able to initiate projects ; and posses a creativity with a passion for supporting a collaborative work environment. A demonstrated commitment to work effectively with a diverse group of faculty, students, administrators, staff, and customers is essential.  The access services associate: Interlibrary Loan and Knowledge Commons Space supervisor should have an enthusiastic service orientation with sensitivity to the needs of users at all skill levels; the ability to convey technical information to a non-technical audience; and be able to maintain a professional and tactful approach in all interactions, ensuring confidentiality and an individual's right to privacy regarding appropriate information. Flexibility to accept, manage, and incorporate change, and the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities simultaneously and effectively in a fast-paced environment is crucial. This position requires flexibility with a schedule that includes evenings and weekends, and the ability to travel in the consortia to professional meetings and events as needed. Applicants should be able to lift a minimum of 25 pounds. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.


Additional Information:

This is a 35-hour per week, benefited position with a work schedule of Sunday: 11:30 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. and Monday - Thursday: 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.  Hours vary in the summer and during school breaks, and are subject to change with the needs of the library. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program.


To Apply:

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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Collections and Processing Archivist, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium invites applications for the position of collections and processing archivist. This is a one-year position.


Role Description:

The collections & processing archivist works collaboratively to ensure preservation of and access to archival and special collections that document and support Hampshire College's mission. The mission of Hampshire College is to foster a lifelong passion for learning, inquiry, and ethical citizenship that inspires students to contribute to knowledge, justice, and positive change in the world and, by doing so, to transform higher education. Reporting to the director of the library, the collections and processing archivist creates better access to the College's unique collections by assessing needs and priorities for the archival & art collections and provides leadership on digital projects.   Priority will be on processing collections and developing good collections stewardship and relationships with donors.  The archivist works closely with the 3-College digital repository team to add collections to Compass, a shared digital repository.   They will work with the gallery director as needed to highlight collections and Hampshire's history as the College approaches its 50th anniversary.  Such collection holdings include the official records of the College, oral histories, and the Division III senior thesis archive; special collections, including artists books and photographic print collections by photographers Robert Doisneau, Paul Strand, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, and Jerome Liebling, among others; the Barbara Mettler Dance archive; the Robert Lisle history of photography collection; the Robert Seydel collection; the Kate Pulitzer Freedberg archives; and other art and teaching collections. Additional formats will include new media, audio recordings, film, video, print materials, zines, photographs, paintings, sculpture & books.  This position has supervisory responsibilities.


Qualifications:

An advanced degree with a minimum of three years of job related experience is required. The archivist should be skilled in all aspects of archival collections care. Qualified candidate must have an understanding of nationally accepted standards, tools, and best practices for archival processing and description, including Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS);  and expertise with applicable standards including: XML EAD, MARC, METS, MODS, PREMIS, VRACore, Dublin Core, OAIS . The archivist must have knowledge and experience with collection management systems (Archivists' Toolkit, Archivespace, etc.), as well as a deep knowledge of digital preservation practices and experience managing digital & print photographic and audiovisual materials. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, including the ability to work collaboratively, with donors of archival materials, faculty, students and researchers. The archivist must be knowledgeable in digital library infrastructures, copyright as it applies to libraries and archives (particularly sections 107 and 108 of American copyright law.) Experience in other technology skills includes web editing software (Red Dot or Drupal), Microsoft Office programs like Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and scanning software and hardware for digitization. Candidate should have familiarity with standard online public access systems. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.  


Additional Information:

This is a one year 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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Inter-Library Loan Intern, Public Services Department, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

The Newton Free Library is the busiest single library location in Massachusetts and delivers a wide array of services and programming to the Newton Community. Inter-Library Loan (ILL) is a cooperative effort among libraries to share materials and articles so patrons are able to get their hands on materials not owned by their hometown library. It allows us to borrow items from libraries located elsewhere in Massachusetts (using Commonwealth Catalog (ComCat)) or elsewhere in the country (using First Search/World Cat). Last year we borrowed and received over 6,000 items through our ILL services!

We are seeking a motivated intern to assist our Public Services Department with our active Inter-library loan program.  The intern will gain valuable hands-on experience assisting staff members with data entry, statistical tracking, retrieving and shelving materials, packaging materials to be mailed, helping with periodicals projects and other duties.

Our internship program is designed to give relevant library work experience to students pursuing a graduate degree in library science. The ideal candidate will be a hard-working, organized and enthusiastic student able to balance work and studies.

Hours: Flexible schedule; 8-10 hours per week.

Compensation: $12.00 hourly

Qualifications:

Applicant should possess strong organizational skills (including basic filing skills (a-z, numeric, decimal), be comfortable with technology and have the ability to lift (up to 20 lbs), push loaded book trucks and package materials to be mailed. Demonstrated ability to work well independently and collaboratively.

To Apply:

Individuals interested in the above position should email a resume and cover letter to jobs@newtonfreelibrary.net by the close of business on 5/31/2019.

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

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Young Adult / Children's & Reference Librarian, Duxbury Free Library, Duxbury, MA

The Duxbury Free Library is a forward thinking, energetic, and imaginative library in a beautiful South Shore coastal community. Our comfortable and casual workplace combined with our hardworking and dedicated staff creates an atmosphere of empowerment, leadership, and inspiration for our institution and our community. Staff is encouraged to take advantage of opportunities for personal and professional achievement.

The perfect candidate will be collaborative, self-motivated, and open-minded, use 21st century library skills, possess the ability to multitask and approach situations with a creative and positive attitude.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

Graduate of a four year college with a Master's degree in Library Science or an equivalent degree, with two (2) years related work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

Find the full job description here.

Links to complete application process:
For external candidates:  TownofDuxbury.appone.com

For current employees or volunteers for the Town of Duxbury:  TownofDuxbury.appone.com/internal

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Liaison Librarian for Communication, University of Texas, Austin, TX

The University of Texas Libraries invites applications for the position of Liaison Librarian for Communication. This position will provide innovative services to faculty and students in the Moody College of Communication and the School of Information. They will serve as key member of the STEM and Social Sciences Engagement Team within the Research Support and Digital Initiatives department of the Academic Engagement division, collaborating with colleagues to advance and transform our liaison program in response to new modes of scholarship, teaching and learning. Strong candidates will have an enthusiasm for digital scholarship and the library's role in raising scholarly communication awareness. They will have deep reference skills, be excellent presenters and teachers, and be self-starters who appreciate a varied and evolving work environment.

To receive full consideration, complete application materials, including 3 screening questions you'll receive after the initial submission, are due by the date of first review on June 14th, 2019.

Candidates may be hired with the Assistant Librarian or Librarian title, depending on qualifications. To review a complete listing of responsibilities, qualifications and salary information, and to apply, please visit the UT Austin Job Board.

Liaison Librarian for Communication (Assistant Librarian Rank) posting R_00003621
https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UTstaff/job/UT-MAIN-CAMPUS/Liaison-Librarian-for-Communication--Assistant-Librarian-_R_0000362

Liaison Librarian for Communication (Librarian Rank) posting R_00003620
https://utaustin.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/UTstaff/job/UT-MAIN-CAMPUS/Liaison-Librarian-for-Communication_R_00003620-1

The University of Texas Libraries has a strong commitment to diversity and encourages applications and nominations from traditionally underrepresented groups. We welcome and respect all individuals and communities by valuing and consciously maintaining awareness of diverse perspectives and experiences. We believe inclusivity is critical to fostering excellence in all of our endeavors, and we promote diversity in our collections and the services that we provide as well as in our recruiting, hiring and retention practices. The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

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Access Services Assistant, Greenfield Community College, Greenfield, MA

DESCRIPTION OF ROLE:
The Nahman Watson Library at Greenfield Community College is seeking an outgoing and self-directed Access Services Assistant who enjoys working with students, faculty and staff and is enthusiastic about libraries and their mission.  Under the supervision of the Library Director and as a member of team of library professionals this is a front-line public services position and is the first point of contact most people have in the library.  The general duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to providing customer service, manage circulation functions, maintain library collections, and supervise student workers. For more information visit our library website at http://www.gcc.mass.ed/library.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Under the supervision of the Library Director, this position charge, renew and discharge library books and materials; aid library users in locating and using materials; monitor the borrowing of materials; verify the proper location of books and materials; and perform related work as required.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Public Service (30%)

  • Provides a responsive service and creates a warm welcoming atmosphere as first contact at the circulation desk.
  • Assists in opening and closing the Library.
  • Answers questions in person, via phone, and email to students, faculty, staff and members of the public.
  • Develops themed displays and public programming.
  • Participates in promoting the library through social media and other outlets.
  • Assists with the creation of library/directional information materials.
  • Assists users with the use of library technologies, including computers (PC, Mac, laptops), printers, scanners, electronic resources and the college's Learning Management System (Moodle).
  • Provides assistance to other library staff as needed.


Circulation (30%)

  • Manages all circulation functions via the ILS (Integrated Library System), including overdues, billing and account holds.
  • Check in/out library material.
  • Manages registration of library patrons and updates patron records.
  • Maintains course reserves and liaises with GCC faculty for its management.
  • Manages, maintains, and troubleshoots library equipment.
  • Orders library supplies as needed.
  • Creates and maintains library circulation manual and produces other library related material as needed.
  • Participates in interlibrary loan processes.
  • Collects and disseminates library record keeping statistics.


Collection Maintenance/Development (30%)

  •     Maintains library stacks through shelf-reading, shifting of collections and other shelf maintenance.
  •     Conducts periodical inventories of collections.
  •     Runs ILS collection reports as needed.
  •     Maintains periodicals/newspapers.
  •     Runs electronic resources usage reports and other electronic reports as needed.
  •     Identifies areas of the collection for weeding.
  •     Suggests purchases for the collection.
  •     Processes new material for the collection.
  •     Copy cataloging.


Student Workers (10%)

  •     Schedules, trains, supervises, and evaluates college work study students.
  •     Maintains and updates student worker position descriptions.
  •     Creates and updates student worker policies and handbook.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  One year of full-time, or equivalent part-time paraprofessional or clerical experience as a library assistant (an Associate's degree may be substituted for one year of library experience per the AFSCME job specifications available in Human Resources.)
  •  One year of supervisory experience, including planning and assigning work


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:
This is an AFSCME unit position. The complete State Job Classification Specification for Library Assistant II can be viewed at www.mass.edu/foradmin/humanresources/classspecs.asp. Standard hours are 7:45-3:45 Monday-Friday. Evening and weekend hours as necessary.

GRADE AND SALARY: Grade 12. Salary is $1,456.00 biweekly. (Candidates may qualify for placement beyond entry-level salary if they are currently employed in the state system and transfer without a break in service, subject to verification by the Executive Director of Human Resources.)

START DATE:  June 2019

TO APPLY:

Read the full job description here.

In order to be considered for this position, you must submit your credentials online.

Review of applications will begin with those received up to and including May 31, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

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Research Associate, Bain Capital, Boston, MA

Bain Capital Overview

Bain Capital, LP is one of the world's leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with approximated $105 billion of assets under management that creates lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses, and the communities in which we live. Since our founding in 1984, we've applied our insight and experience to organically expand into several asset classes including private equity, credit, public equity, real estate and venture capital. We leverage our shared platform to capture cross-asset class opportunities in strategic areas of focus. With offices on four continents, our global team aligns our interests with those of our investors for lasting impact.

Key Responsibilities

Bain Capital's Global Research Services (GRS) team is seeking a Research Associate to provide global industry, economic, and demographic research and data services. The Research Associate must be a critical and creative thinker, with the proven ability to assess the accuracy and relevance of information and prioritize competing demands in a fast-paced environment.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Deliver comprehensive, synthesized research results from diverse sources in a clear and actionable format to investment professionals in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Proactively work with global internal partners and GRS team members to anticipate information needs and identify opportunities for research collaboration.
  • Conceptualize, plan, and execute strategic data analytics initiatives in partnership with the investment teams.
  • Lead discovery of emerging information sources and technologies, and conduct rigorous evaluations to assess quality and value to the firm.
  • Develop expertise in the assigned industry vertical, maintaining current awareness of relevant industry drivers and trends.
  • Participate in and contribute to a continuously evolving global research service model.
  • Serve as a team representative of GRS and participate in a variety of project-based initiatives to further improve information services provided and core competencies of team.
  • Other projects as assigned.


Education and Experience:

  • Masters of Library/Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution preferred but not required.
  • 2-3 years of experience in business intelligence research and analysis, particularly in a corporate, consulting, or financial services environment.
  • Experience and/or substantial coursework in data analysis, statistical programming, predictive modeling, geospatial (GIS) analytics, or data visualization.

Full Job Description and Application:  

https://baincapital.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/External_Public/job/Boston/Research-Associate_REQ_102975

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Senior Library Assistant, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

The Newton Free Library serves a dynamic, library-loving community making us one of the most active libraries in the state in terms of visits, borrowing, program offerings and items added annually to our collections. We are seeking a highly motivated, energetic, and customer service oriented person to join our collaborative team in our Public Services Department.

This is an opportunity for an individual with a positive attitude who enjoys interacting with the public and thrives in an ever-changing, fast-paced environment. Assist patrons in person at our busy circulation desk and over the phone. Perform a variety of office tasks and circulation duties as assigned, including checking material in and out, answering phones, processing items on-hold for patrons, unpacking and organizing delivers from our library network and answering basic information questions.  Candidates must possess excellent customer service skills, strong attention to detail and sound judgement in prioritizing tasks.


Hours: 5 hours during the week and every other Saturday 9-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm.
Qualifications: Bachelor's degree required. Must be capable of lifting 40 pounds.

Salary Range:            $18.09/hour; Sunday time and a half           
Closing Date:             6/7/2019

To Apply: Individuals interested in the above position should submit a completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to Philip McNulty, Library Director, using the City of Newton's online application process at https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com.

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

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Manager of Scientific Literature Services, Sage Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA

General Scope and Summary

Sage is looking for a talented and dedicated individual to provide direction, leadership, and support, for the company's Scientific Literature Services. The manager's role is to coordinate the strategic planning, selection, implementation and support of Sage's literature management platform. This position is instrumental in providing guidance how scientific/medical information is accessed and stored throughout the organization. This is a service-oriented position to support Sage's literature needs with a focus on rapidly identifying and solving scientific literature, database, and journal access issues across the organization and streamlining the vendor collaboration process.

Core responsibilities include planning and implementing a scientific literature management platform, overseeing an integrated process for enterprise-wide access to medical/scientific literature, managing corporate journal subscriptions to journals and other content sources, searching literature databases, overseeing document delivery and maintaining a searchable, copyright compliant electronic repository of publications that is easily accessible to all employees. Additional responsibilities include oversight of a copyright advisory and management tool, implementation and knowledge of reference manager tools, as well as oversight of Sage's eLibrary SharePoint site for enterprise-wide distribution of real-time content updates and resource center.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage all aspects of Scientific Literature Services department including budget planning and forecasting, vendor relations, cloud applications and projects/implementations.
  • Plan and implement an enterprise literature management solution platform.
  • Create, maintain, and refine an integrated workflow connecting employees to medical/scientific literature.
  • Assess, maintain and manage news aggregator accounts and corporate journal subscriptions. Make decisions/recommendations on spending in this area.
  • Maintain and expand the digital document repository of scientific articles and posters.
  • Oversee document delivery.
  • Conduct literature research as requested by employees.
  • Create and distribute literature search notification alerts to internal stakeholders as needed.
  • Manage annual business license with the Copyright Compliance Center, oversee copyright permissions advisory and management tool, vendor collaboration licenses and promote a culture of copyright compliance across the organization
  • Grow and maintain the eLibrary Center SharePoint site.
  • Conduct ongoing outreach to other functional groups to determine needs for additional services and to promote the sharing of information across the organization.
  • Research, assess, and implement new technologies in collaboration with the Director of Knowledge, Content and Web Services to develop and promote a knowledge culture within the company.
  • Market services and resources, and work with the Training & Content Specialist to provide training to employees.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Experience, Education and Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Must thrive working in a fast-paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient.  Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to develop important relationships with key stakeholders, good conflict management and negotiation skills, ability to analyze complex issues to develop relevant and realistic plans, programs and recommendations. Demonstrated ability to translate strategy into action; excellent analytical skills and an ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way and to orchestrate plans to resolve issues and mitigate risks.

  • 5-7 years' experience delivering integrated information support in an academic or life science organization (industry preferred).
  • Education: Master of Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent experience preferred; Undergraduate degree in a health science discipline or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Experience with literature management applications which integrate with scientific/medical bibliographic databases and a literature document repository.
  • Familiarity with a variety of Library/Health Science Services concepts, practices, and procedures within the Pharmaceutical Industry.
  • Proficiency with standard software including Microsoft Office, PubMed, EMBASE, Endnote, Reprints Desk, RightFind.
  • Strong service orientation and demonstrated ability to solve customers' problems and improve processes.
  • Experience with maintaining electronic subscriptions (individual periodicals and aggregated content services) and link resolvers.
  • Able to perform a variety of tasks within a team environment, relying on extensive experience and independent judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Self-motivated and reliable, with ability to follow and establish processes and where a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Very strong customer service orientation.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Embrace our core values: Put People First, Do Big, Be Accountable, Grow through Learning and Change, and Work Fun.
  • Excitement about the vision and mission of Sage.

Apply here: https://careers.sagerx.com/job/SAGEUSR000100/Manager-Scientific-Literature-Services-IT

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Project Archives Assistant, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA


Temporary, up to 3 months; 14 hours/week
Schedule:  14 hours per week. Flexible, but must be Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm.
Pay Rate: $15.00 per hour

Under supervision of the HBS Archivist, Harvard Business School seeks a Project Archives Assistant to help faculty organize their paper files, create detailed inventories, and pack and transfer files for storage at an offsite storage facility.  The position requires individuals to work independently with minimal supervision. Must have outstanding organizational skills and a meticulous attention to detail.  The position requires good judgment and flexibility and a strong customer service orientation. The ability to handle confidential material with tact and discretion is essential. Computer skills with Word and Excel required.  BA/BS preferred, or an equivalent of education plus experience in an office environment.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  •     Sorting and organizing papers into logical filing system
  •     Transferring folders from current filing cabinets and drawers into record center cartons
  •     Creating detailed inventories of folder titles
  •     Labeling and barcoding cartons
  •     Coordinating with Archives staff to transfer files to offsite storage


Skills, experience, credentials needed:

  •     BA/BS or equivalent.
  •     Demonstrated interest in file management or career in archives.
  •     Excellent organizational and written skills with a strong attention to detail.
  •     Experience working in an office environment.
  •     Experience working with potentially sensitive and/or confidential records and information.
  •     Excellent communication skills
  •     Strong customer service experience
  •     Ability to work under supervision and independently.
  •     Ability to meet deadlines.
  •     Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications.
  •     Must be able to regularly lift up to 40 lbs.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to apply to:
Rachel Wise, HBS Archivist
Baker Library Special Collections
rwise@hbs.edu

**No phone calls please**

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Reference & Instruction Librarian, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Department: Annenberg Library
Reports to: Director of Library
FLSA: Full time, Non-Exempt, Benefit-Eligible, May-August
Salary: $50,000
Effective Date: August 1st, 2019


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the implementation of information literacy across the college in order to raise the graduation rate and retention, promote student success, and encourage lifelong learning. Provides reference services to the larger PMC community, including students, faculty, and staff. This position is responsible for developing, implementing, and assessing library instruction, classes, and workshops. The Information Literacy Librarian manages the library's databases, e-resources, collection development, and research guides. The Information Literacy Librarian serves as one of the Library's primary representatives within the community, and serves an essential role as representative to the Minuteman Library Network (MLN) Academic Group.

Position Scope:
Reference Services:

  • Supervises all reference services and activities
  • Assists students throughout the research process including:
    • Source evaluation
    • Development of critical thinking skills
    • Topic development
    •  Use of print and electronic resources
  • Offers traditional and electronic reference services to students, staff, and faculty including extended one-to-one research consultation meetings
  • Manages the selection and evaluation of databases and electronic resources with Library Director
  • Maintains library databases- communicating with MLN contacts as well as vendors (Ebscohost, WALDO, others) regarding technical requirements for access and updates
  • Oversees collection development
  • Trains Library Assistant staff in reference protocol, collection development, and research guide creation

Instructional Services:

  •     Develops and teaches library instruction courses including:
    • Development of bibliographic instruction materials, in both print and electronic formats
    • Working directly with Faculty to develop course-specific instructional programming
    • Development of assessment methods to improve instructional programming
    • Currently averages 40-50 classes per academic year
  • Administrates the 'LibGuides' research guide content management system
  • Manages existing initiatives and develops new ideas for promoting, imbedding, and scaffolding information literacy across student's curriculum and college experience
  • Develop and cultivate new and existing relationships with faculty

Other:

  •     Serves on committees and task forces as assigned, interested, or elected
  •     Manages and maintains library website in collaboration with other library staff
  •     Participates in MLN interest groups, as relevant
  •     Other related duties and responsibilities as required

Qualifications
    Required Qualifications:

  •     MLIS required
  •     2-3 years' library experience, at least 1 of those years in management/supervision of library staff
  •     Experience instructing students and researchers in the use of information resources
  •     Experience with collection development
  •     Experience working in partnerships with faculty and academic departments
  •     Experience with content management system and back end electronic resources management
  •     Experience working with patrons from diverse backgrounds, many of whom are first in their families to attend college and/or international students

  Preferred Qualifications:

  •     Familiarity with Sierra ILS
  •     Experience in assessment, compiling usage statistics and tracking common reference queries
  •     Interpersonal skills, effective problem solving, analytical, and organizational skills
  •     Understanding of major issues facing higher education in general and academic libraries in particular
  •     Knowledge of new directions and technologies in libraries
  •     Basic coding knowledge (HTML, CSS)

Position Specifics:

This position is a 10-month contract from August to May of each year, June-July off.

To Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume with job title in the subject line to Mackenzie Davison, mdavison@pmc.edu


Special Requirements:

Selected candidate will be subject to a Personal and Criminal background check prior to employment.

Pine Manor College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to being the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and do their best work.



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Associate Processing Archivist, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

 The Associate Processing Archivist is part of the Special and Area Studies department of the George A. Smathers Libraries reporting directly to the Processing Archivist. Principal duties include reviewing, arranging, and describing archival materials for the Latin American and Caribbean Collection and to a lesser extent for other Spanish-English collections in the department, such as the Isser and Rae Price Library of Judaica and the P.K. Yonge Library of Florida History; creating and maintaining archival finding aids following professional standards; and managing data in preparation for digitization projects. The Associate Processing Archivist coordinates the accessioning and processing of new acquisitions and reducing any backlog, and participates in the process of digitizing archival collections.

The search will remain open until June 6, 2019 - 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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Elementary School Librarian, Portland Public Schools, Portland, ME

Portland Public Schools is seeking an Elementary School Librarian to run an innovative library media program to support learning and curriculum at multiple schools.  

Date Available: 08/26/2019

Closing Date: 05/31/2019


The role includes:

  • Fostering a love of children's literature: print and media awards, works of prominent authors and illustrators, and literary genres;
  • Collaborating and consulting with classroom teachers to integrate reading, research skills, and use digital and technology resources into the curriculum;
  • Educating the community on the research processes such as search strategies, evaluation criteria, and information retrieval;
  • Evaluating the library collection and managing the budget to meet each school's needs;
  • Understanding of the relationship between reading and writing instruction and how writing and reading support each other at different developmental levels;
  • Designing curriculum based on characteristics of learners, predominant learning theories, elements of lesson planning, and meeting the needs of diverse learners;
  • Organizing literacy events, library programming, and professional development;
  • Managing the Library / Learning Commons, including working with library ed techs, volunteers and community

Apply here: https://www.applitrack.com/portlandschools/onlineapp/default.aspx?all=1&AppliTrackJobId=1195&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

 Contact Director of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction, Jesse Robinson FMI: robinj@portlandschools.org 

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Research Services Lead, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Cornell University Library's department of Research and Learning Services (R&LS), Olin & Uris Libraries, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Research Services Lead.

The Research Services Lead has primary responsibility for developing forward-looking strategies and services to support research in the humanities and social sciences. The incumbent contributes to planning, providing and assessing a wide range of traditional and innovative collection development and selection services, in addition to instruction, outreach and reference/consultation services. Partnering with staff in other Cornell University Library (CUL) departments as well as with faculty, staff, and students, R&LS proactively develops innovative services to support scholarship and emerging research methods in humanities and social sciences disciplines. The primary audience is the increasingly diverse College of Arts and Sciences community of faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates; empowering their research, teaching, and learning is essential to the mission of R&LS. The Reference Services Lead engages with Cornell's growing populations of, for example, first-generation, international, and under-represented students of color. Overall departmental responsibilities include developing and implementing strategic directions for research services; assessing training needs and coordinating a training program for the department; participating in selection, liaison, instruction, outreach, and reference activities; fostering effective working relationships with library and academic colleagues in an environment that promotes the acquisition and use of reliable knowledge; modeling curiosity in scholarly inquiry; assessing and enhancing services; facilitating emerging trends in research, learning, and digital scholarship; and collaborating with academic support units to develop programs in support of teaching and learning.


Specific Responsibilities:

Works closely with the R&LS Department Head in ensuring timely and creative service solutions in support of the humanities and social sciences user community; responsibilities are largely focused on research services; engages in a team-based leadership model, serving on the R&LS Leads team, to assesses current practices, and works with the Department Head to provide vision both for the department and for the promotion of equity, inclusion and diversity in library programming and practices; collaborates with academic support units outside the Library to creatively develop and implement programs that enhance research services. Directly supervises librarians and Reference Desk & Map Room Coordinator (who supervises reference assistants and maps specialist). In concert with CUL-wide planning initiatives, participates in developing and implementing models for collaborative reference/consultation services, including cooperative chat services. Serves as liaison to and selector for one or more departments or programs in the social sciences. Supported by CUL, actively engages in research, presentation, publication, and service efforts both within Cornell and in the inter/national arena.

Required Qualifications:

  •     MLS, or master's degree in a humanities or social science discipline and library work experience
  •     5-7 years of professional experience
  •     3-5 years of demonstrated successful supervisory experience
  •     ·Demonstrated interest in or professional focus on reference and research services
  •     Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  •     Experience in and commitment to supporting services and programming in support of diversity, inclusion, and belonging
  •     Experience in developing and implementing innovative programs and services
  •     Experience in training library staff and/or supporting the continuing education needs of library staff
  •     A user-centered approach to designing services
  •     Ability to build relationships, lead teams, and foster collaboration, either within or outside libraries

Preferred Qualifications:

  •  Reading ability in a language other than English
  •  Interest and/or background in critical digital literacy as it relates to reference and instruction services
  •  Demonstrated academic background in a social sciences discipline

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

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 to support research. The anticipated academic rank for this position is Associate Librarian, with a salary range of $66,000-$68,000.


How to Apply: 

Candidates are encouraged to apply before May 31, 2019. Applications are being reviewed as received and the posting could close earlier. Early submission is encouraged. All candidates must apply via the Cornell University Careers site at: https://cornell.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CornellCareerPage/job/Ithaca-Main-Campus/Research-Services-Lead--Olin---Uris-Libraries_WDR-00018547-1. 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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Systems Librarian, William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ

William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track position as a Systems Librarian. Under the direct supervision of the Head of Library Information Systems, the Systems Librarian is primarily responsible for the administration of all components and delivery of technical support for the library's library services platform/integrated library system. The successful candidate participates in departmental planning and projects, as well as the User Education and Liaison programs.  Serves on Library, University, regional and national committees as appropriate.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

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

Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent (by time of appointment)
  • A second graduate degree is required for tenure
  • Experience working with databases and SQL.
  • Working knowledge of a programming/scripting language.
  • Computer knowledge necessary to perform technical-support related tasks.
  • Demonstrated commitment to service and professional development.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member.
  • At least one (1) year of professional experience working with library systems.
  • Second graduate degree.
  • System administration experience.
  • Excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills.

Invitation to apply:

Please click to apply - https://wpunj.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobid=304

Interested candidates will be prompted to:

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

Submission of all documents listed above is required for consideration. Review of application will begin immediately and continue until filled. Please email talent@wpunj.edu with general questions related to this application process.

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NLM/AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) and AAHSL are pleased to announce the opening of applications
for the 2019-2020 Leadership Fellows Program. The Program is focused on preparing emerging leaders for the position of library director in academic health sciences libraries. The application deadline is June 22, 2019.


Both fellows and mentors have reported how valuable the program has been to them for their own
personal growth as a leader and for shaping their career as an academic health sciences library director.
The program has also had a high success rate with 52% of fellows being hired as academic health
sciences library directors or interim directors, and many others being promoted to positions with higher
administrative responsibilities.


The Leadership Fellows Program recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in
enriching and supporting the mission of academic health sciences libraries, and actively seeks
applications from individuals with varying identities and backgrounds.  


Eligibility:
Fellows:  Candidates for Fellow should have a strong interest in pursuing a directorship in academic
health sciences libraries, as well as prior management experience. The program welcomes applications
from professionals working in academic health sciences libraries, hospital libraries, or other library-
related settings. Applications from qualified minority candidates are encouraged. In its commitment to
diversity and inclusion, the program actively seeks applicants from racially and ethnically diverse
backgrounds.


More information on program design, the program schedule, and the application are available here.
Please help us continue this successful program by sharing this information with prospective applicants
you know; and consider sharing your expertise as a mentor.


Please contact the Program Director if you have any questions or need more information: Patricia (Pat)
L. Thibodeau, Program Director, NLM/AASHL Leadership Fellows Program, plthibodeau@gmail.com,
919-619-6906.


AAHSL Leadership Fellows Program: https://www.aahsl.org/leadershipfellowsprogram#apply

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ILR Research and Data Librarian, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Catherwood Library at Cornell University invites diverse applications for the position of ILR Research and Data Librarian. We are seeking a curious, proactive, and collaborative individual to join the Research and Learning Services department. Reporting to the Assistant Director, the ILR Research and Data Librarian will provide targeted research support and instruction to the ILR School and broader disciplinary communities in labor and employment relations, with a focus on social science data discovery, analysis, and management. The incumbent will work with a cohesive team of reference staff and collaborate with other data support stakeholders within CUL and across the university.

Catherwood Library particularly welcomes diverse, entry-level librarian applicants seeking to grow their data expertise, specialize in the study of work, and ser