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Library Assistant, Collection & Systems, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Come and work at Beatley Library! This is a full-time staff position with benefits, including tuition remission.

This Library Assistant works under the coordinated direction of the Collections & Systems librarians.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in acquisitions and collection management activities and assist with purchasing/subscribing,receiving, and processing payment records for materials in all formats.
    • Determine appropriate providers, place orders, and create bibliographic and order records.
    • Communicate with requestors and providers to resolve questions and issues.
    • Assist with subscription renewals.
    • Reconcile receipts with order records and enter payment records.
    • Assist with assessment, weeding, and other collection management activities.

  • Participate in cataloging/metadata and processing of materials and resources.
    • Select, create, and/or edit catalog and metadata records and call numbers for library and archival materials.
    • Coordinate physical processing for accessioning and deaccessioning of materials and processing for course reserves, digitization, or reclassification.
    • Support the maintenance of bibliographic, item, and authority records databases, shelflist, and collection inventory.
    • Resolve cataloging problems.

  • Participate in e-resources management and support activities.
    • Retrieve and prepare usage statistics and cost-per-use data.
    • Assist with e-resource activation and cancellation.
    • Troubleshoot e-resource issues and provide support to Library staff and users.
    • Input data, maintain records, and retrieve reports from e-resource management systems.

  • Participate in systems and website development, management, and support.
    • Assist with developing, implementing, migrating, upgrading, and maintaining systems and web interfaces.
    • Troubleshoot systems and website issues and provide support to Library staff and users.
    • Assist with assessing and analyzing systems, interfaces, and workflows and implementing enhancements.
    • Maintain user records, access, and permissions.
    • Provide training and create and maintain documentation.

  • Participate in the delivery of Library Services
    • Assist with the hiring, training, management, scheduling, and supervision of student workers.
    • Communicate with library staff on collections and systems issues.
    • Assist with the production of reports and participate in the analysis of financial and statistical data for annual reports and other assessment projects.
    • Provide training to library staff as appropriate.
    • Staff Library Service Desk as needed.
    • Participate in Library-wide initiatives as appropriate.



Work Schedule:

  • Generally, Monday - Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm, with flexibility for classes and availability for scheduled nights and weekends shifts



Qualifications:

          Required

  • Bachelor's degree and current enrollment in the Simmons SLIS program.
  • Completion of LIS415 (or relevant experience) and no more than 2 additional SLIS courses.

          Preferred

  • Keen interest in and high aptitude for library technical services and technology systems.
  • Competent numeracy skills and strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills.


To view the full description and apply, please follow this link. 

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Program Support Assistant II (Reference Librarian, Children's Department), Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA

The Town of Needham is seeking a creative, innovative and enthusiastic individual to fill the position of Program Support Assistant II

 

Duties and Responsibilities (these duties are a general summary and not all inclusive):

  • Create and distribute publicity for Children's events including but not limited to:
    • Monthly calendar
    • Newsletter Descriptions
    • Press Releases
    • Flyers
    • Announcements and photos for Facebook
  • Coordination and presentation of Children's Programs including but not limited to:
    • Scheduling of Music Performers and Read to a Dog
    • Storytimes
    • Craft Programs
    • Monthly Family Program
    • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) programs
    • LEGO Club
    • Some outreach programs and/or School Summer Reading visits as required
    • Create self-directed activities for children to complete while in the Children's Room.
  • Arrange for Display Case displays; keep an inventory of art and craft supplies, collect donated supplies and keep Craft Room organized
  • Provide support as needed at the children's reference desk; assisting visitors with their informational needs
  • Other duties as assigned



Requirements:

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

  • Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS), or currently enrolled in an MLS program
  • Capacity to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public
  • Familiarity with automated library systems
  • Knowledge of MS Publisher.
  • Capability to adapt to new technologies as required
  • Ability to plan, create and deliver a variety of children's programming 
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to design graphical flyers and publicity.
  • Strong scheduling and organizational skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of Canva; knowledge of programming languages for Children such as Scratch or Blockly 

 

Hours: This is a 19 hour a week position (Part-time)

Salary: $22.44 per hour (Schedule C)

 

How to Apply:                                                                                                                                                                                                 

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

Email:  hr@needhamma.gov

Fax:    781-455-0165

Mail:    Human Resources Department

            1471 Highland Avenue

            Needham, MA  02492

Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on Wednesday, March 6, 2019.  

 

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

 

 

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Library & Digital Archive Interns, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY

The Library and Archive Department collects, organizes, and makes accessible materials to support Aperture Foundation staff. The primary mission of the Library and Archive is to maintain materials of primary and secondary value to the institutional memory of Aperture Foundation. Centered on the subject of photography, the Library's collection consists of more than twelve thousand volumes and the Institutional Archive holds approximately two thousand linear feet of corporate records.

 

Schedule

These positions will be part-time, three days per week. 

 

What You Can Expect to Learn

  • Understanding of the multi-faceted workings of a small specialized library and archive
  • Organization and classification (DDC) of the in-house library
  • Integrated library system (ILS) and online public access catalogue (Koha)
  • Proper handling and care of books
  • Accession procedure for new library and archival materials
  • Compilation of bibliographic resources
  • Processing procedures for archival materials

 

Departmental Duties

  • General library maintenance including paging materials, as well as responding to borrowing requests from staff and patrons
  • Assist in copy-cataloguing library materials using the Z39.50 client, searching and importing
  • Library of Congress Authority Files into the Library's integrated library system, some original cataloging for print materials
  • Maintain library collection inventories and bibliographic office reference guides as new Aperture titles are released
  • Assist in constructing protective sleeves and enclosures for library and archival materials
  • Assist in providing information and reference services, including conducting bibliographic research
  • Provide assistance to the Education Department for the annual PhotoBook Awards

 

General Work Scholar Responsibilities

  • Develop further knowledge of photography as well as Aperture's mission, publications, exhibitions, and programs
  • Participate in workshops and training sessions
  • Assist with front of house engagement and lead informational tours
  • Complete pre-, mid-, and post-term evaluations
  • Assist with mailings
  • Setup and breakdown for on- and off-site events
  • Assist at the Aperture Foundation Benefit (Fall term) and Spring Party (Spring term)
  • Participate in jurying the Aperture Portfolio Prize (Fall term)
  • Work occasional Saturdays, extended hours, and events (paid hours)
  • Kitchen duty (fridge and dishes)

 

Requirements

  • Organizational skills and a high level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Skills and initiative to conduct research
  • Dexterity for safe book-handling practice
  • Familiarity with the Chicago Manual of Style or other scholarly standard style guides
  • Interest in librarianship, the field of publishing, and photography
  • Ability and willingness to occasionally lift boxes weighing up to fifty pounds.

Preference will be given to candidates with a background of study in Library or Information Sciences and/or Art History.

 

To Apply

Applicants are selected based on their interest and motivation in working for Aperture, an ability to contribute significantly to the program, and openness to gaining a meaningful work experience. Experience and interest in photography, publishing, the visual arts, and in fields related to the specific department to which you apply is strongly encouraged. Please see below for instructions on how to apply for the program. Program will start in July 2019. Deadline to apply is March 15th, 2019.

 

To view the full set of application instructions, which include more information about the program, and apply, please follow this link.





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Public Services Assistant, Baker Library Special Collections, Boston, MA

Baker Library Special Collections collects rare and unique materials that focus on the evolution of business and industry. The collections span eight centuries beginning in the late 1300s to the present day and include corporate archives, manuscripts, account ledgers, rare books, broadsides, photographs, films, electronic records, and company annual reports. The extensive holdings of the Harvard Business School Archives include the records of the School from its founding in 1908 to the present day. These rich and varied collections support research in a remarkably diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social, and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology. 

 

Baker Library Special Collections provides access to these materials in the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room in Baker Library | Bloomberg Center.



Specific Duties:

Excellent opportunity to contribute toward the daily public services operations and generally support a special collections department.

  • Staffs the Reading Room for two hours per week, serving as the public face of Baker Library Special Collections, assisting users, answering questions, and ensuring the safety and security of collections.
  • Provides reference services for remote researchers by answering basic questions as assigned by Public Services staff and conducting research in holdings.
  • Locates, retrieves and re-shelves collection materials from secure stacks.
  • Processes collection duplication requests.
  • Supports public services team projects.
  • Performs routine clerical tasks and other duties as assigned.
  • May assist with stacks management projects, including barcoding, shelf reads, and inventories on a limited basis.

 

Requirements:

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



Schedule: 

Available immediately, this is a 14 hour per week, year round position. Hours must be completed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Preference will be given to graduate students.

 

Salary: $18.00/hour



Please submit a cover letter and resume to apply to:

Melissa Murphy

Baker Library Special Collections

Baker Library | Bloomberg Center

Harvard Business School

Soldiers Field

Boston, MA 02163

mmurphy@hbs.edu

 

No phone calls please

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Library Science Research Fellowship, U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL), Fort Rucker, AL

The U.S. Army Aeromedical Research Laboratory (USAARL) aims to provide medical research in the military operations environment to sustain the warfighter's performance by delivering medical research and developing, testing, and evaluating solutions to air and ground warriors. USAARL conducts medical research to develop and provide the biomedical basis for countermeasures that prevent and mitigate warrior injury.

 

An ORISE Library Science research opportunity is available with USAARL in Fort Rucker, AL. The participant will gain technical skills and professional development by assisting USAARL Research Librarian with research-relevant literature searches; cataloging of science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and aerospace medicine texts; technical document collection maintenance and development; etc. The participant would have the opportunity to learn military medical and research librarian skills, and expand their knowledge of library sciences in research fields relevant to USAARL, U.S. Army Medical Research and Material Command, and U.S. Army Medical Command.

 

For more information about USAARL, please visit https://www.usaarl.army.mil/.

 

Appointment Length

This research appointment is a twelve-month research opportunity, the appointment may be renewed for four additional one-year terms.  USAARL would like to have the selected participant start in May/June 2019.

 

Participant Benefits

Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by USAARL. Stipends are typically based on the participant's academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include the following:

  • Health Insurance Supplement. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE.
  • Relocation Allowance
  • Training and Travel Allowance

 

Nature of Appointment

The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOD, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.

 

Qualifications

  • U.S. Citizenship is required
  • A Bachelor's Degree in library sciences or a science-related degree with library experience in cataloging, database administration, library technical services, etc.

 

Eligibility Requirements

  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Bachelor's Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.
  • Overall GPA: 2.50
  • Discipline(s):
    • Other ()
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (36 )

 

Reference Code: AARL-8371701925

 

Application Deadline: 4/30/2019 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

 

How to Apply

To view the full description and apply, please follow this link.

Components of the online application are as follows:

  • Profile Information
  • Educational and Employment History
  • Essay Questions (goals, experiences, and skills relevant to the opportunity)
  • Resume (PDF)
  • Transcripts/Academic Records
  • References

Submitted documents must have all social security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system.

 

If you have questions, send an email to ARMY-MRMC@ORISE.ORAU.GOV. Please list the reference code of this opportunity in the subject line of the email.

 

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Collection Intern, EcoTarium, Worcester, MA

The EcoTarium is a unique indoor-outdoor museum in Worcester, MA, with a mission toinspire a passion for science and nature. Founded in 1825 (as the Worcester Lyceum of Natural History), the EcoTarium is the second oldest natural history organization in the United States.  Our archives are extensive, comprehensive, and very disorganized.

 

In preparation for our 200thanniversary in 2025, we are getting a handle on our institutional history, and we need help getting organized.  This project will give our intern experience with primary source research, information management, and archival methods, including use of the industry-standard PastPerfect collection registration database.

 

Qualifications: 

Relevant experience and expertise would include a background and/or interest in history, archives, or library science. 

 

Department: 

Archives Collection

 

Effective Date: 

Summer break

 

Reports to: 

Martin Christiansen, Collections Specialist

 

Instructions: 

The internship would take place during the summer, with a commitment of 1-2 weekdays per week. Please send a resume and a one page cover letter, including why you are interested in this position, what your future career objectives are, and what you hope to learn through your internship to Martin Christiansen, Collections Specialist, at mchristiansen@ecotarium.org.

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Call for Applications: The James M. Matarazzo Student Stipend Award

SLA New England is pleased to announce the James M. Matarazzo Student Stipend Award in the amount of $1,250, available to a current MLIS student in the New England area to attend the 2019 SLA Conference, held in Cleveland, OH. 

 

The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves more than 7,000 members in 75 countries in the information profession, including corporate, academic, and government information specialists. SLA promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy, and networking initiatives. 

 

Why attend the SLA Annual Conference? 

● Networking opportunities - share your experiences and learn from other information professionals. 

● Over 200 events, including educational programs, networking events, receptions, and tours. 

● The latest technologies from leading industry partners, all under one roof in the INFO-EXPO Hall. 

 

 

James M. Matarazzo Student Stipend Award Criteria 

 

 Qualifications 

● Be currently enrolled as a degree candidate at an ALA-accredited academic program in Library and Information Science. 

● Be a member of SLA - award may go to covering student membership fee if not already a current member. 

● Be a first time attendee of a SLA conference. 

 

Application Process

Submit a document containing the following information/elements: 

● Full name 

● Academic affiliation: Institution and Program 

● Start date of program; number of semesters and courses completed as of December 2018; and anticipated date of graduation 

● Contact information, including mailing address, telephone, and email 

● Other SLA division awards, if any, for which you are applying 

● An essay of no more than 1 page (see details below), double-spaced 

● Current resume 

 

Essay Description

Write a 1-page, double-spaced essay on why you should attend the annual conference and how the conference will benefit your career aspirations. Submissions will be judged based on originality and clarity as well as inclusion of all required information. Spelling, grammar, and completion of all required information will count in judging. 

 

Deadline for Application Submission 

Friday, March 29, 2019. 

 

Application Submission

Completed applications should be emailed as a single file attachment in Microsoft Word or PDF to Jill Aberdale & Katie Glasoe, SLA New England Student Relations Committee Co-Chairs, at the following email address: jillian.aberdale@gmail.com &/or glakat210@gmail.com. Please contact Jill &/or Katie with questions about the application process. 

 

Post Award 

Awardee will be required to write a short post about his/her conference experience for the SLA New England Website. Awardee is encouraged to serve a one-year term as a member of the Student Relations Committee of the SLA New England Chapter (may be accomplished virtually, if the recipient is no longer a New England resident following graduation). 

 

Notification and Award Distribution

Applicants will receive notification of award status by the middle of April. The recipient of the award will receive a one-time stipend of $1,250 which may be applied to SLA membership costs, SLA student conference registration fee, transportation, and lodging costs. The recipient is responsible for making their own conference and registration arrangements. Any costs above and beyond the stipend amount will be the personal responsibility of the recipient.

 

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International Summer Seminars 2019, UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science, Chapel Hill, NC

UNC Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science

International Summer Seminars 2019

Ever thought about going abroad? With these opportunities you can!


Join the School of Information and Library Science in London, Prague, or Berlin during summer 2019! Our programs offer students an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding in a global context while offering unique, hands-on experience. Look behind the scenes at libraries throughout England or the Czech Republic, or explore the inner workings of global corporations and start-ups in Germany. In a time when we are shifting to an increasingly borderless world, our programs offer both students and professionals an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of library or information science in a global context.


All seminars are available for 3 hours of credit from UNC SILS. Our seminars are open to UNC undergraduate and graduate students (also non-UNC graduate students), as well as practicing professionals. Seminars are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and they tend to fill quickly. Early registration is encouraged. Questions can be directed to Shirley Parker, Programs Officer, smparke@email.unc.edu.


London: May 19-June 1

The London Summer Seminar offers an opportunity to gain an in-depth view of libraries and librarianship in Great Britain. Lectures and site visits will be arranged by the faculty of University College London's (UCL's) Department of Information Studies, the largest and one of the most highly ranked LIS Schools in the United Kingdom. The seminar also includes tours of cultural heritage institutions in England.


Prague: May 19-June 1

Prague offers lectures and tours related to librarianship in a country that deals with a history of monarchy, empire, Communism, and the meeting of east and west. Participants experience firsthand how the democratization of the Czech Republic, formerly a communist state, has affected the accessibility of information. The program is offered in partnership with Charles University.


Berlin: May 20-May 30

The Berlin Summer Seminar is specifically targeted for IS majors/minors and focuses on the ways information gathering, dissemination, privacy, and security affect business. By participating in business visits, students will closely examine the juxtaposition between multinational tech companies and the entrepreneurial start-up scene. The program provides an excellent avenue for career exploration. This program is partnered with Humboldt University.



If you have any questions about any of the seminars please contact Shirley Parker, Programs Officer, by e-mail: smparke@email.unc.edu.

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Volunteer Projects, Medical Library at Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital, Brockton, MA

Objective: Set up methods to pull journal usage statistics from several sources (directly from each publisher as well as EBSCO's Full Text Finder, EBSCO's nursing database CINAHL, and the government database PubMed) and to aggregate the data, noting changes in publishers.  


Schedule: Start date, workdays, and hours negotiable during 9-5:30.


Accessible by public transportation.


For those interested: Contact Catherine Moore, Librarian: 508-941-7208/catherinemoore@signature-healthcare.org

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Objective: Help in de-accessioning and disposal of  approximately 48 feet of medical books and  384 feet of journals due to a planned move to a smaller space in a new building.   


Schedule: Start date, workdays, and hours negotiable during 9-5:30.


Accessible by public transportation.


For those interested: Contact Catherine Moore, Librarian:  508-941-7208/catherinemoore@signature-healthcare.org

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Berlin Summer Seminar, UNC School of Library and Information Science, Berlin, Germany

Join the School of Information and Library Science in Berlin, Germany during summer 2019! Our program is open to Computer Science, Information Science, and Information Systems majors and offers students an opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding in a global context by exploring the inner workings of global corporations and start-ups in Germany. We are currently working on the schedule but in the past Berlin visits included: Deutsche Bank Innovation Lab, Microsoft Accelerator, Spoonflower, SAP, and Chaos Computer Club. This seminar also provides ample time for networking!

 

All seminars are available for 3 hours of credit from UNC SILS and are open to both graduate and undergraduate students. Seminars are offered on a first-come, first-served basis, and they tend to fill quickly. Early registration is encouraged. Questions can be directed to Shirley Parker, Programs Officer,smparke@email.unc.edu.

 

Registration deadline: March 8, 2019

 

If you have any questions about any of the seminars please contact Shirley Parker, Programs Officer, by e-mail: smparke@email.unc.edu.

 

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Research Library Intern, Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA

Abt Associates is defined by its mission: to improve the quality of life and economic well-being of people worldwide. That mission drives our top positioning in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. We use rigorous approaches to solving complex challenges, and are regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators.  The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.


Abt Associates is looking for a current MLIS student this spring to help support the library services and learn more about working in a corporate library setting. The intern will assist with a variety of ongoing tasks associated with the Abt Research Library services which include:

  • Organization of print and digital collections
  • Manage Interlibrary loan retrievals
  • Support on literature search and research requests from staff

 

The intern will work under the direction of the Abt Research Librarian. 

 

Skills required: 

  • Enrolled in a library science program 
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Familiarity with library online cataloging and management systems
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written


Interested applicants can email Katherine Smith at Katherine_Smith@abtassoc.com. 

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Save the Date: Google Programming Competitions (Remote)

Google has two upcoming programming competitions that we think would be of interest to this community! 


Code Jam to I/O for Women -- Sat, Feb 16 at 15:00 UTC

At Google, we're committed to building for everyone, and we know that a diversity of voices leads to better outcomes. Code Jam to I/O for Women is one way we bring women from around the globe together, working to solve algorithmic challenges in a 2.5 hour, single-round online coding competition on Saturday, February 16th. The top 150 competitors will receive a ticket and travel reimbursement to attend Google I/O.


Hash Code -- Thurs, Feb 28 at 17:30 UTC

This is our signature team-based coding competition where participants work in teams of 2 to 4 to solve a Google engineering challenge, like optimizing the layout of a Google data center or optimizing video serving on YouTube. Hash Code 2019 kicks off with an Online Qualification Round and top teams are then invited to Google Ireland in April to compete for cash prizes.

 

Please direct questions to: 

Nathan Lupstein

University Programs Specialist

google.com/students

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Special Collections and Cataloging Interns, Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, Hartford, CT

Internship Position: Cataloguing Internship 

 

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

 

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

 

Time Commitment: 8-10 hours per week

Eligibility: Graduate student

Number of positions available: 1

Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid

Deadline: March 28th, 2019

Application Instructionshttps://thewadsworth.org/about/opportunities/internship/

 

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Internship Position: Special Collections Internship

 

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

 

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

 

Time Commitment  8-10 hours per week

Eligibility: Sophmore, Junior or Senior undergraduate student

Number of positions available: 2

Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid

Deadline: March 28th, 2019

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

 

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Weekend Reference Librarian (Part-Time Substitute), Beverly Public Library, Beverly, MA

The Part-time Substitute Reference Librarian works under the general supervision of the Head of Reference Services.  This part-time position works two weekends per month (Saturday 11am-5pm and Sunday 1-5pm), and will have some opportunities to work on an on-call basis for day, night, and/or extra weekend shifts. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for working at the Reference Desk to assist patrons in a friendly and professional manner with their information needs.  Responds to Reference requests that come in via email, telephone, mail, fax, etc.
  • Instructs patrons in the use of the online catalog and other library resources.
  • Provides one-on-one instruction and answers questions about electronic devices and digital resources.
  • Able to establish and maintain courteous, effective and professional service to patrons of all ages.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other staff members.
  • Troubleshoots various equipment, such as computers, printers, fax machines, microform machines, etc. as needed.
  • Other duties may be assigned.

 

Qualifications

Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from a graduate school program accredited by the American Library Association (Staff Librarian) OR currently enrolled in a Master's Degree program in Library or Information Science from a graduate school program accredited by the American Library Association with half or more courses completed, including a course in Reference (Librarian I).

 

Full/Part Time: Part Time

Education: Completed BA/BS; with MLIS in progress or completed

[Salary: $18.38/hour (Librarian 1); $23.70/hour (Staff Librarian)

Closing Date: 02/18/2019


How to Apply

Interested applicants should submit letter of application and resume to babin@noblenet.org, or Allison Babin, 32 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915 by February 18, 2019.

 

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Preservation Training Programs, Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), Multiple Locations

Identification and Care of Photographic Materials: Daguerreotypes to Inkjet Prints     

Two-day Workshop

Date: March 14-15, 2019      

Location: Addison Gallery of American Art, Andover, MA      

 

The two-day workshop is a beginner to intermediate program intended for individuals who want to learn how to care for photographic materials including curators, collection managers, exhibit preparations, catalogers, archivists , photographers, and collectors.        

 

This hands-on workshop offers an in-depth introduction to the preservation of photographic materials, including their identification, deterioration, and care. Participants will learn how to recognize various photographic processes ranging from daguerreotypes to inkjet prints. Preservation problems associated with specific processes will also be studied. The workshop will address storage concerns and preservation priorities, including environmental guidelines, enclosures, and proper care and handling. Participants are encouraged to bring photographs for examination and discussion.        

 

Complete Information and Registrationwww.nedcc.org/prestr19   

 

Presented by:

NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center  --  www.nedcc.org

 

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Preservation Management and Collections Care

Two-day Workshop

Date: February 25-26, 2019

Location: New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, NH

 

This two-day in-person workshop provides a basic introduction to the concepts and standards used to build an effective preservation program. The course covers preservation policies, environmental and storage conditions, care and handling of collections materials, reformatting, emergency preparedness, and program assessment. The instructors will discuss realistic approaches to preservation at small and medium sized organizations, and small group work will encourage participants to discuss their own preservation goals together. 

 

This two-day workshop is a beginner to intermediate workshop intended for staff and volunteers at historical societies, libraries with local history collections, town clerk's offices, and other organizations that care for collections.

 

Complete Information and Registrationwww.nedcc.org/prestr19   

 

Presented by:

NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center  --  www.nedcc.org

 

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Digital Directions: Fundamentals of Creating and Managing Digital Collections

Date: August 19-20, 2019

Location: Overland Park, Kansas (Kansas City Metro Area) 

 

Guided by a faculty of national experts, join colleagues from institutions large and small for two days of instruction on good practices and practical strategies for the creation, curation, and use of digital collections. You'll have opportunities to make connections with colleagues who have similar challenges and interact with faculty one-on-one while you gain a comprehensive introduction to digitization and digital preservation.  Student discount is available.

 

Complete Information and Registration: www.nedcc.org/dd19  

 

Presented by:

NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center  --  www.nedcc.org

 

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Student Worker, Student Services Center at Simmons University, Boston, MA

The Student Services Center is currently looking to hire a student worker who has completed at least three (3) credits and plans to graduate no sooner than May 2020. The position requires 15-20 hours per week and pays $13/hour. 

 

The job entails duties such as, but not limited to:

  • Staffing the SSC desk
  • Answering student/faculty questions in person, by telephone and email
  • Filing and organizing paperwork
  • Working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Helping with event planning for student association activities throughout the year
  • Organizing and helping with Welcome (orientation) Day
  • Clerical/ administrative work for the Assistant Dean of Academic Support

 

We are looking for a student with:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Highly developed organization skills and the ability to multitask  
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of individuals
  • A desire to assist your classmates navigate their academic careers and be part of a fun and active office!

 

How to Apply: Please email a copy of your resume and cover letter to the Student Services Center at SSCslis@simmons.edu and put "Student Services Center Worker" in the subject line. 

The deadline to apply is Sunday, February 17, 2019. We look forward to your application!

 

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Software Developer, The Relata Project, Cambridge, MA

The Relata project, an initiative supported by the MIT-SenseTime Alliance, is seeking a software developer. Relata is developing an experimental search tool for humanities and social science scholarship. While most search tools are based on principles of keyword or concept matching, ranking results by popularity or similarity, Relata is building a search tool that surfaces previously inaccessible relationships of critique between scholarly texts.

The position is part-time for 6 months, with a planned start date of March 1.

Candidates may be based anywhere since the work can be done remotely. However, candidates based in the Boston/Cambridge area are preferred.

 

To Apply: 

Interested candidates should submit a CV/resumé, a portfolio with code samples (e.g., GitHub profile), and a cover letter outlining past experience and interest in the position to Dr. Heather Paxson at relata@mit.edu. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The position will remain open until it is filled.

 

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

The principal duty associated with the position is to develop a web application to support the experimental search tool. The project's research team has already produced initial sketches and designs, but the developer will have room to exercise independent judgment in design and development. The position entails both back-end and front-end development.

Other duties as needed or required.

 

Supervision Received:

The developer will be supervised by the project's Principal Investigator (PI) and project manager. The developer will participate in weekly meetings with the research team and/or project manager to report on progress and get feedback. These meetings may be held in person or via phone/video call.

 

Supervision Exercised:

The position does not exercise any supervision.

 

Qualifications & Skills:

REQUIRED:

  • Minimum of two years of work experience with software development
  • Familiarity with web development in Python and/or JavaScript
  • Knowledge of database programming in SQL and/or NoSQL (e.g., MongoDB)

PREFERRED:

  • Experience in libraries, archives, or other settings working with structured metadata
  • Familiarity with free and open-source software development
  • Knowledge of Semantic Web standards and languages (e.g., RDF, SPARQL, OWL)
  • Familiarity with critical approaches to information systems
  • Interest in questions of accessibility in design

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Call for Nominations: LITA / Ex Libris Student Writing Award

The Library and Information Technology Association (LITA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), is pleased to offer an award for the best unpublished manuscript submitted by a student or students enrolled in an ALA-accredited graduate program. Sponsored by LITA and Ex Libris, the award consists of $1,000, publication in LITA's refereed journal, Information Technology and Libraries (ITAL), and a certificate. The deadline for submission of the manuscript is February 28, 2019.


The purpose of the award is to recognize superior student writing and to enhance the professional development of students. The manuscript can be written on any aspect of libraries and information technology. Examples include, but are not limited to, digital libraries, metadata, authorization and authentication, electronic journals and publishing, open source software, distributed systems and networks, computer security, intellectual property rights, technical standards, online catalogs, and universal access to technology.


To be eligible, applicants must be enrolled in an ALA-accredited program in library and information studies at the masters or PhD level, follow the detailed guidelines, and fill out the application form (PDF). Send the signed, completed forms electronically no later than February 28, 2019, to the Award Committee Chair, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe at lisalibrarian@gmail.com


The award will be presented at the LITA President's Program during the 2019 ALA Annual Conference in Washington, D.C.

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(2) Presidential Records Processing Interns, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

The Williams Department of Special Collections welcomes applications from current graduate students in library science, information studies, preservation, archives or a related program for two summer internship positions in archival processing. This is a full-time (37.5 hrs. /week), eight-week, temporary position beginning June 2019. Reporting to the Records Manager, the intern will process portions of the Williams College Office of the President Record Group.

 

Williams continues to transform its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, and nationality. We seek candidates who are excited to work in a college library in which students are broadly diverse with regard to gender and gender identity, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion. Please highlight relevant experience building diverse collections and working with diverse communities.

 

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community and strongly encourage candidates from underrepresented groups to apply.

 

Responsibilities

  • Apply archival principles to rehouse and arrange portions of the Williams College Office of the President Record Group.
  • Apply archival standards (including EAD and DACS) and tools (including ArchivesSpace) to describe portions of the Records.
  • Publicize the Records using social media outlets.

 

Qualifications

  •  Applicants must be current graduate students in good standing in a library science, information studies, preservation, archives or related program.
  • Applicants must have completed at least three courses in archives, preservation, or a related program before the start date of the internship.

 

Review of applications will begin March 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

 

In addition to discussing your qualifications for the position in your cover letter, please address how your education and commitment to diversity has prepared you for this position. Specify which archives-related courses you have completed.

 

On campus housing and meal plans are available.

 

To apply for this position, please visit https://employment.williams.edu/staff. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at hr@williams.edu.

 

Employment at Williams is contingent on the verification of background information submitted by the applicant, including the completion of a criminal record check, and education when applicable.

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Graduate Summer Intern, Yale University Archives, New Haven, CT

The Yale University Archives is pleased to announce it is accepting applications for its inaugural graduate summer internship.

 

The internship, supported by a generous gift from J. Frederick Berg '66, is open to graduate students in good standing currently enrolled full-time in an accredited graduate program in archival or library information science with at least one completed course of archival study. The selected intern will spend the summer of 2019 working in the Yale University Archives participating in the appraisal and processing of newly acquired Yale University records. The intern will also be introduced to other work across the repository and to the other special collection repositories across the Library.

 

The internship will run from June to August 2019 (precise dates to be worked out upon selection for the internship). The intern will be working in the Yale University Archives from 8:30am to 5:00pm Monday - Friday under the supervision of the University Archivist. The intern will be paid an hourly rate of $15.38 to cover living expenses. In addition to the assigned duties, the intern will be expected to give a brief presentation to the donor upon completion of the internship.

 

Interested students should prepare a resume and a one-page letter of interest and send them to archives@yale.edu. The subject line should be "Summer Archives Internship."Application materials will be accepted until Friday, March 22, 2019. Selected applicants must complete a background check. Anyone interested in more information should email archives@yale.edu.

 

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Call for Submissions: Libri - Best Student Research Paper of 2019

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/libriWhen 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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Audio Preservation Intern, Northeast Documentation Conservation Center (NEDCC), Andover, MA

NEDCC | Northeast Document Conservation Center seeks an Audio Preservation Intern for a 1-2-year, full-time, grant-funded, paid position, with an expected start date in May of 2019. Working with NEDCC's experienced Audio Preservation Engineers, and under the direction of the Manager of Audio Preservation Services, the Intern will gain an understanding of the processes of audio preservation and assist the Audio Preservation Department in fulfilling project orders for digitally reformatting obsolete grooved and magnetic audio formats. 

 

NEDCC's audio preservation services fill a much-needed niche of providing 1:1 transfers with 100% quality control, particularly for those highly-valued collections that deserve a specialized (rather than high-throughput) workflow. Because NEDCC is a conservation center, its service places an emphasis on preservation of the carrier as well as its audio contents. In addition to digitization, NEDCC offers collection- and item-level surveys, cleaning, treatment, and rehousing using vetted and transparent (i.e., non-proprietary) approaches. NEDCC rigorously follows best practices for digital audio preservation of degrading media on highly obsolete formats.

 

The Intern will have the opportunity to shadow and learn from our engineers during the digitization process, and will contribute to the digital audio preservation workflow in the following areas:

  • Identifying legacy carriers and assessing condition
  • Verifying/preparing inventory data for materials to be digitized
  • Rewinding, cleaning, stabilization and repair of original carriers
  • Creating audio access files
  • Rehousing original carriers
  • Imaging original carriers, containers, and accompanying documentation.

 

Qualifications   

Prior experience is not required, but a strong interest in and passion for preserving legacy audio formats and recorded history, and/or collections care and management, is expected.  

Applicants should have:   

  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Critical listening skills and/or a discerning ear
  • Excellent organizational and time-management skills
  • Ability to work under deadlines in a production-oriented environment
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Creativity and enthusiasm  
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills  
  • Undergraduate degree
  • Legal right to work in the United States.

 

For complete information and the full job description, visit www.nedcc.org/jobs  

 

Application Process

NEDCC is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. This position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume in a single PDF to Bryce Roe, Manager of Audio Preservation Services, broe@nedcc.org. Questions? Contact Bryce Roe at (978) 470-1010.

 

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Summer Teaching Fellowship, Generation Teach, Boston, MA

Generation Teach partners with districts and charter schools to offer dynamic summer programs to train and develop aspiring and professional teachers and engage middle-school students in academically rigorous and culturally relevant summer experiences. We launched in Colorado in 2014, expanded into Massachusetts in 2015, and opened in Rhode Island in 2017.

 

Summer Teaching Fellowship

We are seeking current college juniors who reflect the diversity and excellence of the communities we serve. Fellows have a strong interest in teaching and/or a career in education. The Boston fellowship extends 6 weeks and runs from June 17 - July 26, Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. and includes evening events.

 

Qualifications

  • Current college junior with an interest in teaching and/or a career in education
  • Alignment with Generation Teach's mission, vision, and values
  • Strong academic preparation, growth mindset, commitment to building relationships, and readiness for an intensive experience
  • Strong commitment to teaching and/or working in the Boston community


Please visit generationteach.org, or email isanchez@genteach.org, to learn more. Spots are filling quickly. Students must apply by Feb. 5!

 

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Practicum Proposal, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Practicum Proposal

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

 

About the History of Science Library

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

 

About the Department of the History of Science

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

 

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

 

Practicum Proposal: Library Classification Project for the History of Science Library

Original Project Objectives:

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

 

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

The project began in Fall 2018. In that time, a classification scheme was developed and an inventory of the HS Library was begun. Interested applicants should indicate their interest in any or all of the remaining tasks of the project:

1. Complete the HS Library inventory

  • The inventory is approximately half finished; an estimated eighty hours of work remain. The intern will coordinate with a previous practicum student and the HS graduate student librarian regarding the existing practices for classifying and managing a database of the items in the HS Library according to George Sarton's categories. Sarton's categorization of these texts is a matter of historical interest; it represents an early and significant interpretation of the field of 'history of science.'
  • Additional crucial aspects of the inventory include noting which items in the HS Library are not yet already catalogued into HOLLIS (the Harvard Library catalog), how many items are listed in HOLLIS but have gone missing from the HS Library, assessing and documenting the provenance and condition of each item, reviewing the existing classes and organizational structure, making final decisions regarding class notations, and suggesting recommendations regarding preservation (when appropriate).

2. Creating Tools for Discovery and Cataloguing the HS Library.

  • Following, or concurrent with, the completion of the HS Library inventory, the Intern(s) will work to create discovery aids for the HS Library, such as a Libguide or finding aids for the HS Library archival paper holdings.
  • Following, or concurrent with, the completion of the HS Library inventory, the Intern(s) may have the opportunity to collaborate with HOLLIS cataloguing staff to input the HS Library classification into HOLLIS. This will involve locating HOLLIS bibliographic records for the Library's titles and adding the HS Library item records. This will enable researchers to request the History of Science Library books directly through Hollis.

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


The Intern will engage tasks allowing for the development of the following skills and aptitudes:

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

Measurable learning objective(s):

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

Qualifications/Skills and abilities desired:

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


This internship qualifies for LIS 501 (approval was received from Kendra Giannini), if the interested person registers for the Summer 2019 semester. If the interested person does not plan to use the internship for course credit, they may begin as early as February (2019). The internship is unpaid. Interested students should contact Gustave Lester, the History of Science Librarian at glester@g.harvard.edu

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Research Room Internship, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

Interns in the Research Room at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library assist professional reference staff in responding to research requests for textual (paper-based) archival collections. The intern's primary responsibility will be answering reference requests from off-site researchers, including anyone from scholars to publishers to the general public, and covering a wide range of topics. Interns also support other aspects of textual reference work including preservation, database management, digitization, interlibrary loan, and other duties as necessary. The internship requires excellent research and writing ability and customer service skills; interest in learning new subjects and technologies; initiative to start new research requests; and a strong commitment to public service.

 

In the course of their duties, interns learn to use digital resources such as the online digital archives at JFKLibrary.org, and the library's digital asset management system, Documentum. Interns will learn to handle and provide access to original paper-based archival materials; efficiently navigate an archive of over 300 textual collections (including the Ernest Hemingway collection); and balance on-site and remote requests in a busy research room. Reference interns may also work on special projects depending on the intern's interest and the archives' needs.

 

Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, preferably in archival studies, history, or public history. The internship is part-time at two days a week and interns will receive a monthly stipend of $560, paid on the 15th of the month. This internship would start March 15th and end May 14th, with the possibility of continuing the internship in the Summer. The archives are open Monday through Friday. 

 

Applications will be accepted until midnight February 17, 2019. To apply, please send in the following documents:

  • Completed Intern Application Form
  • Unofficial College Transcript
  • Letter of Recommendation
  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé

 

These should be sent as pdf attachments to Stephen.Plotkin@nara.gov; any questions may be sent to that email address. Please include your name and the posting number (19-RR-01) in the subject line of your email. Cover letters should also reference the posting number. 

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Information Technology Program Analyst, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Lexington, MA

Takeda has maintained an unwavering dedication to put patients first for more than 235 years while we live our values of Takeda-ism--Integrity, Fairness, Honesty, and Perseverance. We are united by our mission to strive towards Better Health and a Brighter Future for people worldwide through leading innovation in medicine.

We focus our research and development on the core therapeutic areas of oncology, gastroenterology, neuroscience, and on providing vaccines that address the most important infectious diseases. Novel products, especially in oncology and gastroenterology, as well as our presence in emerging markets, fuel our growth.

 

Responsibilities

The Information Technology Development Program (ITDP) is a 2.5 year program that provides aspiring IT professionals with a range of unique experiences in Global IT.

Over the course of the 2.5 - year program, IT professionals develop their careers through a series of one 6-month and two 12-month rotations designed to challenge them to quickly adapt and add value to each position.

*This position has a targeted hire date of June 2019. Locations for rotations may vary, depending on student/mentor preferences.

ITDP Analysts are aligned to one of three tracks during the program; Business Analysis, Development, and Service Delivery. Rotations within each track will provide diverse experiences within different types of projects, technologies, and aspects of Takeda. Rotations across tracks are also possible. ITDP Analysts are assigned mentors during the program to help introduce them to Takeda's culture, the values and goals of the ITDP, assist the ITDP with selection of rotation assignments, and to expand the ITDP's professional network.

The cross-functional knowledge and breadth of experience associates gain enable them to pursue future career opportunities within Takeda. Through formal training and on-the-job experiences, the ITDP is committed to developing associates' technical, leadership and teamwork skills while exposing them to Takeda's technologies, product lines and global markets.


Qualifications:
  • Pursuing a bachelor's or master's degree in Information Technology/ Information Systems or related field.
  • Strong academic performance - Minimum GPA 3.0
  • Demonstrates excellent skills in oral & written communication, organization, team dynamics and prioritization of tasks
  • Demonstrates leadership skills and Takeda's values

 

Notice to Employment / Recruitment Agents:

Employment / Recruitment agents may only submit candidates for vacancies only if they have written authorization to do so from Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda's Talent Acquisition department. Any agency candidate submission may only be submitted to positions opened to the agency through the specific Agency Portal. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda will only pay a fee for candidates submitted or presented where there is a fully executed contract in place between the Employment / Recruitment agents and Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda and only if the candidate is submitted via the Agency Portal. Candidates submitted or presented by Employment / Recruitment Agents without a fully executed contract or submitted through this site shall not be deemed to form part of any Engagement for which the Agency may claim remuneration.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse workforce. Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, will not discriminate against any worker or job applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, gender reassignment, non-job related mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, military service, application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under law.

EEO is the Law - https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

EEO is the Law - Supplement - https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/OFCCP_EEO_Supplement_Final_JRF_QA_508c.pdf

Pay Transparency Policy - https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_formattedESQA508c.pdf

 

Reasonable Accommodations

Shire, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Takeda, is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please call 484-595-8400 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. 

To view the full position and apply, please visit the application portal. Job ID SR0027308

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Part-Time Library Assistant, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

The Library Assistant aids in student success and growing the graduation rate of the college by supporting the provision of information services to the Pine Manor College community. The Annenberg Library is seeking an innovative, collaborative individual to join our team. We are a small, creative team looking for an applicant who shares our user-oriented and mission-driven philosophy. This is an excellent position for a beginning MLIS student. Previous library work experience is a plus but is not required.  This part-time position is for the 2018-2019 academic year, and can be extended each school year.  (Shifts may be available during school breaks and Summer 2019).  The start date for this position is February 2019.


Position Scope

  • Provides circulation services:
    • Shelves and shelf-reads materials
    • Processes holds
    • Supervises work-study students in performing circulation/reserves and stack maintenance functions
  • Provides basic reference services:
    • Provides research assistance
    • Creates and updates online research guides
    • Assists the reference librarians during instruction sessions
    • Participates in collection development for assigned subjects
  • Troubleshoots basic computer, printer and other technical issues

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, MLIS candidate preferred
  • Basic knowledge of library operations and searching electronic databases
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Previous customer service experience a plus

 

Special Requirements

Selected candidate will be subject to a Personal and Criminal background check prior to employment.

 

Hours

This position is part time with shifts available for afternoon, evening, weekend and occasional holiday hours during the fall and spring semesters.  Between 15 and 20 hours per week depending on availability and library need.  Tuesday and Friday day shift and Wednesday evening shift availability preferred.

Regular Library semester hours:
M-Th: 8 am-10 pm

F: 8 am-5 pm

Su: 2 pm-10 pm

 

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.

 

Send resume and cover letter to:

Mackenzie Davison

Director of Library Services: Access Services & Programming

mdavison@pmc.edu

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Summer 2019 Knowledge Management Intern, Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA

About Abt:
Abt Associates is a mission-driven, global leader in research and program implementation in the fields of health, social and environmental policy, and international development. Known for its rigorous approach to solving complex challenges, Abt Associates is regularly ranked as one of the top 20 global research firms and one of the top 40 international development innovators.  The company has multiple offices in the U.S. and program offices in more than 40 countries.


Internship Description:
Abt Associates seeks bright, talented, and intellectually curious students to add to our talent pipeline. As a paid Knowledge Management intern in the Centers and Knowledge Team, you will have the opportunity to gain hands-on industry experience while being exposed to challenging projects and learning from some of the top experts in the field. Interns will be exposed to a depth and breadth of expertise and knowledge through events and programs throughout the summer. Our summer internship program consists of a robust and structured curriculum that encompasses professional development opportunities, networking events, and a mentorship program. This position is located in Rockville, MD or Cambridge, MA.


The Summer Internship Program at Abt Associates is 10 weeks, beginning June 3 through August 9, 2019. Interns must be able to work full time (40 hours per week) for the duration of the program. Abt Associates does not provide housing.


Key Roles and Responsibilities:
  • Assist business units in implementing their knowledge collection strategies
  • Assist with development and documentation of content health review processes
  • Assist with needs assessment and usability evaluation of KM platform
 
Department / Division Qualifications:
  • Is currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate level degree program
  • Ideal candidates will have academic or work experience in Information Management or Knowledge Management, and have familiarity with UI/UX design principles
  • Familiarity with Microsoft SharePoint desirable but not required
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
 
Program Minimum Qualifications:
  • Has completed at least two years of college coursework (undergraduate candidates)
  • Has excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Is available to work full-time throughout the 10 week internship
  • Is eligible to work in the United States
  • Transitioning military are encouraged to apply
To apply, please visit our application portal.


Abt Associates is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce. Abt Associates provides market-competitive salaries and comprehensive employee benefits.

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Call for Submissions: 2019 Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award

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

The scholarship is named in honor of the late Lillian Marrero, a librarian of the Free Library of Philadelphia, for her excellent service to underprivileged communities, as well as for her outstanding commitment to representing, recruiting for, and promoting the REFORMA Northeast Chapter and its missions. 


Award: A $1,000 scholarship, to be awarded in two disbursements. 


Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Candidates must be currently enrolled (either full-time or part-time) in an accredited MLS or Ph.D library school program and provide proof of enrollment. 
  • Candidates must be a current, active member of the REFORMA Northeast Chapter (Active status is determined by participation in RNE meetings, events, and committees. Please check http://reformanortheast.org for upcoming meetings and events.)
  • Candidates should demonstrate an understanding of and desire to serve the Spanish speaking community. 


The REFORMA Northeast Chapter's Lillian Marrero Scholarship Award is not restricted by age, gender/gender orientation, national origin, creed, sexual preference/orientation, or minority group association membership. Applications and additional information are currently available on http://reformanortheast.org. Applications may be submitted from January 1st, 2019 to April 1st, 2019. Applicants will be notified on April 15th, 2019 of the Scholarship Award Committee's decision. 


For more information, please contact Louis Muñoz, RNE Scholarship Committee Chair, at louismuniz@yahoo.com, with the subject line "2019 RNE Scholarship." 

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Research Experience for Master's Students (REMS), School of Information at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Are you interested in applying to a doctoral program or would you like to find out more about what PhD programs entail? Interested in a research career investigating such topics as the impact of libraries and archives, instructional technology, user experience, privacy and security and data analytics? 

The University of Michigan School of Information is hosting a 12-week intensive summer Research Experience for Master's Students (REMS) from other iSchool master's programs or related master's programs, May 28-August 16, 2019. Please note that this program is only available to US Citizens and Permanent Residents.

Come develop your research skills with world-renowned faculty and in leading institutions on the U-M campus. The students selected for 2019 will engage in a variety of research projects and receive close mentorship as they investigate key issues in information science with UMSI faculty or researchers. The REMS program supplements the experience in the research project with a broad range of educational and social activities that create a community of scholars among participating students. Students completing the program will be eligible to apply for funding to attend a conference to present their research project.



For descriptions of the research projects, as well as information on eligibility and the application process, please visit REMS web page. Note that both current and graduating domestic students are eligible. Applications will be accepted until February 18, 2019

Participant benefits

  • Participate in an original research project with leading U-M faculty and researchers
  • Develop research skills through one-on-one mentoring and instruction on research
  • In-depth orientation on research in the information sciences and the responsible conduct in research and scholarship and weekly educational seminars
  • Potential for funding to attend a conference to present findings
  • $10,000 stipend

 

We encourage applicants from underrepresented populations and give top priority to applicants from schools with limited research opportunities.

For more information contact: UMSI-REMS@umich.edu.

This project was previously funded by a grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services RE-01-15-0086-15.

 

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Call for Submissions: SPIE Digital Library Student Travel Stipend

$1200 SPIE Digital Library Student Travel Stipend - Call for Submissions

Stipend to attend the SLA 2019 Annual Conference, June 14-18, 2019 in Cleveland, Ohio USA

 

SPIE Digital Library is sponsoring for library school students an award of a $1200 travel stipend toward payment of expenses incurred while attending the 2019 Special Libraries Association Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. This award will be presented at the awards event at the 2019 SLA Annual Conference. Award winners will receive one complementary ticket to the awards event.


SPIE Digital Library is the world's largest collection of optics and photonics applied research.

 

Deadline for Submission: March 15, 2019

 

Qualifications:

The SPIE Digital Library Student Travel Stipend Award will be given to the qualified student who submits a personal statement of up to 1000 words on how they believe this award will benefit them personally and professionally.

 

Instructions for submission:

Submit your application by March 15, 2019. Provide your name, address, telephone number, email address, name of your library school and statement to:

Bette Finn

bette.finn@library.gatech.edu
Phone: 404-894-1790

 

Notification:

Applicants will receive notification on award status by late March. The award check will be presented at the SLA conference.


The award recipient's name will be posted to the Engineering Division's website.


An announcement and introduction of the award recipient will be posted to the Engineering Division website, and will appear as an article in the Sci-Tech News.

 

The award winner will receive a one year SLA student membership to the Engineering Division ($20).


Post Award Requirements: 

The award winner will be required to fulfill one of the two post award requirements:

  •      Attend an Engineering Division Board meeting shortly following the annual conference to give a report about your conference experience.
  •      Submit an article to the Engineering Division newsletter, SciTech News, within six months of attending the conference covering your conference experience or what you took away from the conference.

 

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Independent Extracurricular Part-Time/Temporary Position, Marist Missionary Sisters, Waltham, MA

We are looking for a student who can design an extensive Personnel Database in MS Excel 

  • Flexible schedule 5-10 hours per week
  • Hourly rate -  $15.00 per hour
  • Student will be responsible to ensure the information is stored effectively and securely

 

Requirements:  

  • Proficiency in MS Excel and Outlook
  • Strong understanding of database structure principles
  • Well organized with great attention to details

 

We look forward to arrange an appointment to discuss our functional needs assessment. 

Please call Sr. Joan at (781)893-0149 located in Waltham, Ma. OR email Sr. Joan at maristsistersarchives@gmail.com

 

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Call for Submissions: 2019-2020 REFORMA Scholarships

Applications are now being accepted for the 2019-2020 REFORMA Scholarship and the 2019-2020 Rose Treviño Memorial Scholarship.

Any current or newly entering graduate library school student [M.L.S. or Ph.D.] may apply for these $1,500 maximum scholarships. The applicant must provide proof of enrollment to an ALA-accredited library school. Full-time status is not a requirement. The scholarships are not restricted by age, sex, creed, national origin, or minority group/association membership.

The REFORMA scholarship is open to students who are Spanish-speakers or interested in serving Latinos or the Spanish-speaking.  The Rose Treviño Memorial Scholarship is for those pursuing a degree in children's or young adult librarianship and are Spanish-speakers or interested in serving Latinos or the Spanish-speaking.

The application deadline is March 15, 2019.

More information and the application can be found on REFORMA's Scholarship Page. 

For questions, please email Delores Carlito at dcarlito@uab.edu<mailto:dcarlito@uab.edu> with the subject 2018 REFORMA Scholarship Questions.

 

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NSF Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

How can a computer learn to read an ancient musical score? What can methods from signal processing and natural language analysis tell us about the history of popular music? Can a computer system teach a person to better use prosody (the musical pattern of speech) in order to become a more effective public speaker?

These are some of the questions that students will investigate in our REU: Computational Methods for Understanding Music, Media, and Minds. They will explore an exciting, interdisciplinary research area that combines machine learning, audio engineering, music theory, and cognitive science. Each student will work in a team with another student and will be mentored by two or more faculty members drawn from Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Brain and Cognitive Science, the program in Digital Media Studies, and the Eastman School of Music.

 

The REU is 9 weeks long, running from May 28th to July 30, 2019.

Students accepted into the REU will receive:

  • On-campus housing
  • Meal stipend
  • A stipend of $4,500 for other expenses and to take back home
  • $540 to help pay for your travel to and from Rochester

Your experiences will include:

  • A programming bootcamp to help you learn or improve your programming skills in the language Python.
  • Working with a team of students and faculty on one of the projects.
  • Workshops on topics such as career planning and preparing for graduate school.
  • Social events, including a trip to the Rochester International Jazz Festival.

If you have questions about the REU or application process that are not answered here, please send an email to gids-reu@rochester.edu.

You are eligible to apply if:

  • You are a 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year full-time student at a college or university.
  • You are a U.S. citizen or hold a green card as a permanent resident.
  • You will have completed two computer science courses or have equivalent programming experience by the start of the summer program.

It is not a requirement that you are a computer science major, or that you have prior research experience. We wish to recruit a diverse set of students, with different backgrounds and levels of experience. We encourage applications from students attending colleges that lack opportunities for research, and from students from communities underrepresented in computer science.

Before starting the application, you should prepare:

  • An unofficial college transcript, that is, a list of your college courses and grades, as a pdf, Word, or text file.  Include the courses you are currently taking.
  • Your CV or resume, as a pdf, Word, or text file.
  • A 300 word essay as a pdf, Word, or text file explaining why you wish to participate in this REU, including how it engages your interests, how the experience would support or help you define your career goals, and special skills and interests you would bring to the program.
  • The name and email address of a teacher or supervisor who can recommend you for the REU.

The application website does not allow you to save and resume your application before submitting, so start the application when you have time to enter all the information.

STEP 1: Apply online no later than February 1, 2019. (application portal to open on December 1, 2018)

STEP 2: After submitting online application, please have the teacher or supervisor who can recommend you for the REU upload a letter of recommendation (PDF or DOC) at the following link. 

STEP 3: Notification of acceptance will be communicated between March 1-April 1

 

 For more information including description of planned projects: http://www.sas.rochester.edu/dsc/undergraduate/reu.html 

 

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OCLC Library, Archives & Museum Intern, OCLC, Dublin, OH

OCLC, a worldwide library services organization headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, is a leader in information technologies and innovative online services. With office locations around the globe, OCLC employees are dedicated to offering premier services and software to help libraries cut costs while keeping pace with the demands of our information-driven society.

 

We are seeking an intern to join the OCLC Library, Archive, and Museum team of librarians located at OCLC's headquarters in Dublin, Ohio. Throughout this internship, our intern will gain insight into the work corporate special librarians do daily, network with library professionals, learn about the types of libraries OCLC serves, increase familiarity with OCLC products and services, and attend OCLCsponsored events on a variety of professional topics. Dates for the internship will be from May 13 thru August 16, 2019 working full time during the summer months.

 

OCLC Library, Archive, and Museum

The OCLC Library, Archive, and Museum supports the information needs of OCLC staff and manages the organization's corporate archive and museum. Two professional librarians provide reference services, manage the OCLC Library's physical and virtual collections, offer document delivery, and play a unique role in beta-testing new OCLC products and enhancements to existing products. Staff support OCLC employees in Dublin, Ohio and offices around the globe. The OCLC Archive is the official repository for maintaining OCLC's rich corporate history. The OCLC Museum contains informative exhibits for OCLC staff and visitors alike to visit and enjoy.

 

Intern may choose to work in any of the areas described below, or a combination therein:

 

Archives Maintenance, Data Enhancement

Responsibilities include:

• Enhancing existing metadata of OCLC Archive records stored in the OCLC Archive digital repository using CONTENTdm and within WorldCat. This may include editing existing or creating new cataloging records of archive collection items.

• Retrospective editing subject authorities of OCLC Archive entries in CONTENTdm utilizing authority-controlled vocabulary. This may include adding new entries to the controlled vocabulary.

• Correcting links in the OCLC WorldCat knowledge base to connect CONTENTdm entries with records in the OCLC Library's catalog.

• Assisting archive/library staff with OCLC Archive's donations backlog by prepping and digitizing analog documents using a digital scanner and adding/enhancing metadata before importing digital documents into the OCLC Digital ARCHIVE (using CONTENTdm). This may include conducting mini-inventories of archive documents.


Museum Exhibit Research, Creation and Promotion

Responsibilities include:

• Assisting in researching, creating and promoting an exhibit for the OCLC Museum.

• Working with the OCLC Corporate Archivist and staff in other OCLC units as needed to research an idea and prepare the storyline for an exhibit.

• Searching the OCLC Archive collections for relevant exhibit items, design and assemble the exhibit, and help promote it. The exhibit will be viewed and appreciated by OCLC staff and librarians from around the world who tour OCLC's headquarters campus.

 

Library Reference/Research 

Responsibilities Include:

• Working with the Corporate Archivist to pull/prep background information and items for a new OCLC Museum exhibit.

• Learning to search digital archived sources to locate potential objects for assembling potential new exhibits.

• Assisting in answering reference requests from OCLC employees and external callers as appropriate, performing literature searches using internal sources, e.g. OCLC Library and Archive collections, and third-party information sources

 

Students must currently be enrolled in a LIS, Archives or Museum studies graduate level program.

 

Interested applicants must apply online via the OCLC website.

Job Requisition#: R0001135

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Graduate Assistant - Community Engagement Programming, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Located in the heart of Boston, Simmons University offers the many benefits of a small university in the nation's best "college town".  Simmons has a cherished history of visionary thinking and social responsibility, and a strong mission that has remained constant for over a century; to provide transformative learning that links passion with lifelong purpose. 

 

Simmons Community Engagement facilitates and promotes community-based learning and develops strategic partnerships to advance learning, promote civic engagement, and enhance community involvement in order to create a more just society.  During the past century, innovative and long- term partnerships between Simmons and the Boston community have influenced social welfare reform, improved K-12 schools, established public health programs, supported libraries and literacy, and helped empower women.  Today, more than 40 programs and initiatives connect Simmons with its Boston neighbors, including schools, hospitals, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. 

 

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Student-Led Community Service, the Graduate Assistant will play a key role in connecting undergraduate students to the Boston Community and strengthening Simmons reputation as a community engaged university.   This role will contribute to Simmons' mission of enriching and expanding student co-curricular experiences. 

 

In collaboration with the Office of Student Leadership and Activities, and other campus partners, the Graduate Assistant will assist with research, development, and implementation of on and off-campus programs designed to enhance the undergraduate student experience and benefit the Simmons community. This role enhances opportunities for community engagement by fostering a supportive, positive and impactful environment while connecting Simmons undergraduates to one another, local agencies, and to the Boston community.

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • With the Assistant Director for Student-Led Community Service, provide students with community and civic engagement opportunities that support and connect Simmons undergraduates to each other, to the Boston community and to local organizations consistent with the mission and goals of Simmons Community Engagement
  • Assess students interests using vehicles such as surveys, focus groups, etc.
  • Review existing Simmons and best practice research to determine student interests and inform program development to meet first year students' interests and needs
  • Maintain and foster new relationships with community organizations to expand student engagement opportunities
  • Contribute to the development and execution of programming that enables students to reflect and connect with one another sharing across the multiple experiences they have in the community
  • Collaborate with Simmons departments and programs that support first year students in an effort to enhance and support student retention initiatives


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent practical experience with a minimum of 1 year of relative work experience required
  • Previous experience in similar role preferred
  • Prior experience in higher education or the non-profit sector a plus
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others toward a common goal;
  • Excellent engagement and relationship building skills with external community partners, as well as stakeholders of all organizational levels across a diverse environment
  • Strong organization and communication skills

Position Details:

  • This position may be required to work occasional nights or weekends 
  • This role is a part-time position (20hrs/week)


Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a resume and cover letter in the Resume/CV section of your application. To view the full application and apply, please follow this link. 

As a University committed to diversity, Simmons encourages applications broadly.  Simmons is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to continuing to develop a more diverse faculty, staff, student body and curriculum.

 

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Summer 2019 Corporate Librarian Internship, Akamai Technologies, Cambridge, MA

Do you love library science, but feel like the MARC format is holding you back? Are you passionate about information literacy, but school and public libraries aren't your dream? Are you tired of Dewey and want to invent your own classification structure? 

 

If you answered "yes" to any of those questions, come join our awesome team of top-notch communicators for the summer! Akamai's Network Documentation team is looking for a fearless, independent intern to help tame our information wilderness. We believe that introducing library and information science into a fast-moving computer engineering environment makes everyone, from hardware engineers to field technicians, happier and more effective in their work. 

 

We're looking for an information professional who is hungry for adventure and innovation, ready to try blazing their own trail, and comfortable working with highly technical materials. Send us your resume and a project, portfolio, or paper that showcases how great you are at skills like these.


As a librarian intern, your responsibilities may include:

  • Applying principles of library science to technical information network
  • Collaborating with communications team to strategize library system
  • Categorizing and classifying technical materials
  • Designing or modifying schemes and standards to meet user or collection needs


Required Skills

Currently pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's in related field and returning to the program after completion of the internship

Desired Skills

  • Cataloging or classification, especially of non-traditional materials
  • Information literacy instruction or advocacy
  • Understanding information-seeking behavior
  • Designing or modifying schemes and standards to meet user or collection needs
  • Applying information science in a technical or engineering setting
  • Understanding a community, audience, or non-user group

 

To view the full application and apply, please follow this link. 

 

About Akamai Technologies

Akamai secures and delivers digital experiences for the world's largest companies. Akamai's intelligent edge platform surrounds everything, from the enterprise to the cloud, so customers and their businesses can be fast, smart, and secure. Top brands globally rely on Akamai to help them realize competitive advantage through agile solutions that extend the power of their multi-cloud architectures. Akamai keeps decisions, apps and experiences closer to users than anyone - and attacks and threats far away. Akamai's portfolio of edge security, web and mobile performance, enterprise access and video delivery solutions is supported by unmatches customer service, analytics and 24/7/365 monitoring. To learn how Akamai is shaping the future of digital transformation, visit www.akamai.com and follow @Akamaijobs on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn and Instagram.

 

Akamai is a growing, and evolving, company with offices and operations around the world. As such, we strive to foster inclusive and representative workplaces where all employees are wholly welcome, and enabled to share and benefit from each other's diverse contributions, as one global team. Our commitment to diversity reaches beyond our corporate offices, to our business partners and suppliers who share the same principles, and whose employees we value as integral to the Akamai business family. Learn more at www.akamai.com/diversity.

 

Akamai Technologies is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. If you'd like more information about EEO rights under United States law, please click here

 

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Call for Submissions: SALALM Conference Attendance Scholarship

Established to encourage professional and leadership development in Latin American, Caribbean and Iberian Studies librarianship, the award of up to $1,500 enables a master's candidate in an ALA-accredited (or equivalent) library, information, or archival studies program to attend the next SALALM annual conference, June 26-29, 2019, hosted by the University of Texas at Austin.

 

Since its founding in 1956, SALALM has provided the only national and international forum focused on Latin American studies library collections and services. The SALALM Conference Scholarship includes a one-year membership in the organization.

 

Who should apply:

Applicants who demonstrate a strong interest in Latin America, the Caribbean, Iberia or their diasporas and who have career aspirations involving service to users seeking information about, or researching topics involving these areas, are urged to apply. Competency in one of the area's major languages is highly important.

 

Eligibility:

Open to Master's degree candidates in ALA-accredited programs in library and information studies in the United States or Canada who have successfully completed at least one quarter or semester of study.

 

Application Materials:

  • Completed application form
  • Personal Statement
  • Current Résumé
  • Letter of Reference
  • Unofficial Transcripts

 

Deadline for all application materials: March 15, 2019

Award Granted: March 30, 2019

 

Full information and online application:

https://salalm.org/about/scholarships-and-awards/salalmscholarship/

  

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Bibliographic Researcher and Document Delivery Assistant, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Law School Library is looking for a Bibliographic Researcher and Document Delivery Assistant to help the Faculty Research and Information Delivery Assistance (FRIDA) team. 

Duties include:

  • Processing materials, books, and articles for faculty members
  • Walking to libraries across campus to get books
  • Delivering books to faculty offices
  • Picking up books from faculty offices
  • Scanning articles and chapters; processing routing materials
  • Searching materials in Harvard's online catalog, and other duties

 

Schedule: Up to 15 hours a week at $11 an hour.  Times and days are generally flexible although our preference is for hours in the afternoon. 

 

Send Resume to George Taoultsides:  gtaoultsides@law.harvard.edu

 

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End Processing Assistant, Harvard College Library - Houghton Library, Cambridge, MA

End Processing Assistant, Harvard College Library - Houghton Library (Cambridge)

Please note: This is a 90-day temporary appointment.

This position reports to the Technical Services Librarian.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares booktabs, spine labels, and ownership labels; selects and affixes donor bookplates, all according to Houghton security and preservation policies
  • Performs measurement and construction of protective CMI cases for Houghton printed materials
  • Responsible for the transfer of rare and other materials to the Harvard Depository (HD): modifies holdings/item records; packs and labels materials for transfer and storage; moves heavily-loaded cases to the mailroom.

 

Qualifications

    Basic Qualifications

The describe the objective, relevant skills and experience requirements a candidate must have to be considered for the position.  Candidates that do not meet these criteria will not be forwarded to the hiring manager.

  • BA and prior library experience required, preferably in an academic library
  • Familiarity working with library materials
  • Competence with Microsoft Office suite and Windows operating system
  • Position requires regular lifting and moving of materials from bookcases and storage areas including materials weighing up to 40 pounds and pushing heavily loaded book trucks
  • The employee must have a high tolerance to library-related allergens

Additional Requirements:

These describe any additional attributes, either objective or subjective, that are desirable but not mandatory.

  • Able to perform repetitive work accurately with attention to details. 
  • Experience with working in an ILS, preferably Alma
  • Good hand-eye skills for handling fragile and rare paper-based materials
  • Able to work productively with minimal supervision; to schedule and prioritize work to meet stated deadlines; and to work collegially and communicatively with others

 

EEO Statement:

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

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Education: BA/BS

Salary: Commensurate with experience

How to Apply

In order to apply, please send resume and cover letter to: pyzynski@fas.harvard.edu

 

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

Job Title: Patron Services Assistant (Part Time)

Date Written: January 17, 2018

Library Unit: Patron Services (Collection Maintenance, Circulation, Document Delivery)

Immediate Supervisor: Patron Services Librarian


This job involves consistent interaction with library patrons both in person and over the phone to help them locate materials in the print and online collections. A Patron Services Assistant must be comfortable working in a group with frequent interruptions and have the ability to communicate clearly with fellow library staff and library patrons. A customer service work ethic and the ability to juggle multiple ongoing projects are expected. The Patron Services Department works closely with the Reference and Membership Departments to provide efficient and on time library services.

 

Job Duties and Responsibilities (Includes approximate percentage of time spent on each):

1. Staffing the Circulation desk (30%)

Greeting patrons when they enter the library; making sure members and non-members properly log in to the library system; providing orientation to the library and the collection; checking materials in and out; corresponding with patrons via phone, email and in person; retrieving materials for patrons requested via phone, email or online catalog; referring patrons to the Reference Department; communicating with the Reference Librarians; and opening and closing the Library.

 

2. Filling Document Delivery orders (30%)

Receiving and retrieving copy orders placed by phone, email, fax, online or in person; copying and scanning materials using photocopier or microfiche reader/printer to fill orders; delivering orders via email and USPS; running credit card information; using an online order system to track and maintain orders; retrieving court documents from the Supreme Judicial Court and Appeals Court Clerk's office.

 

3. Performing Collection Maintenance (30%)

Primarily includes scanning and shelving materials in the library by location and call number; shelf reading for accurate call number order; updating loose-leaf filing volumes as needed; and assisting with collection shifts, stack labeling or other clean-up projects. These tasks may be done off-site at member firms as part of the Library's Point-to-Point services. 

 

4. Other duties as assigned (10%)

These can include everything from helping to set up for library events and other administrative tasks to placing service calls for broken copiers and managing library card problems. It also includes administrative tasks as assigned.  

 

Position Requirements: 

Education: Bachelor's degree and an MLIS or current enrollment in a library science program. 

Experience: Prior library experience using Innovative's Millennium or Sierra ILS; law library experience preferred, but not required.

Knowledge and Skills: Patron service work ethic required. Must be detail oriented and able to follow instructions. Ability to work independently and maintain harmonious working relationships. Ability to work well with frequent interruptions. Knowledge of basic computer skills including OPAC searching. Must be comfortable with frequent telephone and computer use.

Contact with Others/Scope of Authority: Frequent contact with Library members, visitors and staff. Travel may be required to perform similar tasks at member libraries.

Working Conditions: The Social Law Library is an air-conditioned smoke-free facility. Position requires stamina to load, unload and push book trucks and work on one's feet for periods of up to three hours at a time. Job entails some moderate lifting and furniture moving.

Hours:  A minimum of 21 hours per week to be worked primarily on-site Monday through Friday (between 8am and 8pm), although some time may be spent at patrons' offices. A minimum of two closing shifts (until 8 PM) is required. Specific days and hours to be mutually agreed upon with the Patron Services Librarian. Regular attendance is required; a fixed schedule must be maintained. 

 

Compensation: $15 per hour

 

Contact:               

Submit letter of interest and resume to: 

Andrew Hyland, Patron Services Librarian

Social Law Library

John Adams Courthouse

1 Pemberton Square

Boston, MA 02108-1792

Voice (617) 226-1500

Fax (617) 523-2458

e-mail:joblistings@socialaw.com

 

 

This job description is meant to be a general guide to the duties and responsibilities of the position and is not intended to list every possible task you may be called on to perform.

 

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Archives Fellowship for Manuscripts Division Collections, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

Princeton University Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections (RBSC) is excited to offer the Archival Fellowship for Manuscripts Division Collections again this year. The fellowship provides a summer of paid work experience for a current or recent graduate student interested in pursuing an archival career. 

 

Fellowship Description: The 2019 Fellow will primarily gain experience in technical services, with a focus this year on arrangement and description of manuscript collections, including hybrid collections with born-digital and audiovisual materials. Additional projects may include assisting with reference and other public services tasks. The Fellow will work under the guidance of the team of processing staff responsible for collections within RBSC's Manuscripts Division, including the Lead Processing Archivist, Project Archivist for Americana Manuscripts Collections, Processing Archivist for General Collections, and the Latin American Processing Archivist.

The Manuscripts Division of Rare Books and Special Collections is located in Firestone Library, Princeton University's main library, and holds over 14,000 linear feet of materials covering five thousand years of recorded history and all parts of the world, with collecting strengths in Western Europe, the Near East, the United States, and Latin America. The Fellow will primarily work with the Division's expansive literary collections, the papers of former Princeton faculty, and collections relating to the history of the United States during the 18th and 19th centuries.

The ten to twelve-week fellowship program, which can begin as early as May, provides a stipend of $950 per week. In addition, travel, registration, and hotel costs to the Society of American Archivists' annual meeting in August will be covered by Princeton.



Requirements: This fellowship is open to current graduate students or recent graduates (within one year of graduation). Applicants must have successfully completed at least twelve graduate semester hours (or the equivalent) applied toward an advanced degree in archives, library or information management, literature, American history/studies, or other humanities discipline, public history, or museum studies; a demonstrated interest in the archival profession; good organizational and communication skills; and the ability to manage multiple projects. At least twelve undergraduate semester hours (or the equivalent) in a humanities discipline and/or foreign language skills (particularly Spanish-language reading skills) are preferred.

The Library highly encourages applicants from under-represented communities to apply.

 

To apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and two letters of recommendation addressed to the processing team at mssdiv@princeton.edu. Applications must be received by Monday, March 4, 2019. Video interviews will be conducted with the top candidates, and the successful candidate will be notified by April 5th.

Please note: University housing will not be available to the successful candidate. Interested applicants should consider their housing options carefully and may wish to consult the online campus bulletin board for more information on this topic.

PRINCETON UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. 

 

 

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Library User Experience Intern, Harvard Science Center, Cambridge, MA

Position Title: Space Use Evaluation Intern

Location: Cabot Science Library, Harvard Science Center, 1 Oxford St., Cambridge, MA

Normal Work Week: Flexible, 10-20 hours/week; total 150 hrs for semester

Compensation: $15/hr

 

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

 

Job Duties & Requirements:

  • During 4 weeks of the semester, collect space use data at 4 times during the day. Data collection during the weeks of Feb. 11th, March 11th, April 8thand May 6th. Each of these weeks are likely to require 20 hours of work for data collection.
  • Conduct analysis of space use data. Build reports and visualize quantitative data.
  • Create presentations based on study outcomes and project requirements. 
  • Experience working in teams and managing competing priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of Qualtrics and Excel and basic data analysis and visualization preferred. 

 

Start Date:

February 2019

End Date:

May 2019

 

Contact Information:

Amy Van Epps

amy_vanepps@harvard.edu

 

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

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Research Library Intern, Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.

Primary Location: DC-Washington

Employee Status: Temporary

Overtime Status: Non-exempt

Job Type: Internship

Travel: No

Shift: Day Job

Years of Experience Required: 0

Education Required: Some Graduate School

Relocation Provided: No

Salary Grade Low: 22

Salary Grade High: 22

Posting Date: Jan 10, 2019

 

Position Description:

The Research Library is offering a paid summer internship for graduate level library or information science students. We offer a full array of desktop and customized library services to staff members at the Board and assist in data intensive and web-dependent Board Research.

The Research Library intern will help improve library services to the Board research and professional community. The intern will work on several of the following projects that represent a variety of the library's responsibilities:

 

Preparing for Library Move

  • Perform collection management and other tasks in preparation for move. These include preparing the collection for discard, preparing and sending materials to other federal libraries, preparing sending materials to offsite storage, and measuring volumes of materials in linear feet.
  • Other work could include updating holdings and metadata in the library's catalog (the Sierra Integrated Library System), researching the availability of digital versions of materials, and researching the availability of newer editions of monographs. 
  • This responsibility could potentially represent the majority of the internship hours.

 

Data Inventory Catalog Record Enrichment

  • Assist with the curation and cataloging of data sets using international and local standards and practices. Enrich dataset records using subject analysis and normalization of inconsistent metadata.
  • Assist with authority control and data cleanup of vendor records. Link research with data assets used in research, to display in data inventory. Process and analyze search logs for controlled subject vocabulary term enrichment.

 

Scholarly Research and Communications

  • Create researcher IDs (ORCID, etc.) for Board authors and connect those IDs to author publications.

 

Research

  • Research and report out on several topics of interest to library strategy (precise topics TBD, but they will likely relate to issues in scholarly communications, research data, and library management).
  • Marketing Draft a presentation and outreach materials to promote data mapping resources; assist with review of general marketing materials.

 

This full-time (40 hours per week during working hours) internship is located in Washington, D.C., lasts 10-12 weeks, and begins in late May or early June.

  

Position Requirements

  • Enrolled in a master's degree program in library or information science at an ALA-accredited institution
  • Knowledge and interest in library technology
  • Coursework in original and copy cataloging
  • Attention to detail, initiative, and good communication skills a must

 

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and undergraduate & graduate unofficial transcripts. To apply, please visithttps://www.federalreserve.gov/start-job-search.htm and search for job number 21286.


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or application, membership, or service in the uniformed services.

 

 

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Library Assistant II, North Shore Community College, Danvers, MA

Title: Library Assistant II, Library & Learning Resource Services     

Grade 12, AFSCME Unit Position, 37.5 hours/week

Hours: Monday through Thursday from 9am - 5pm and Friday 8am - 4pm. (37.5 hours/week)

During summer and winter intersession, the work schedule will be Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:00pm

Location: Danvers campus (Additional circulation duties will be required on the Lynn campus)

The Library Assistant II prepares and processes books, periodicals and electronic resources, provides front-line library services for students, faculty/staff, and public library patrons.  This position also: discharges library books and materials; aids library users in locating and using materials; monitors the borrowing of materials; verifies the proper location of books and materials; and performs related work as required.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Tracks library orders and receives and processes library materials.
  2. Produces copy cataloging records from OCLC records and transfers them into the library automated system.
  3. Performs circulation duties and data entry functions such as activating library cards and check in/out/renewals.
  4. Fulfills inter-library loan requests.
  5. Participates in acquisition activities and assists with purchasing/subscribing, receiving, tracking, and documenting all materials in all formats.
  6. Supports library administration by performing related duties such as preparing correspondence, maintaining liaison with vendors; compiling statistics for reports, tracking budgets, etc.
  7. Participates in electronic resource management, using systems such as the KOHA ILS, Coral ERM, and internal tracking procedures.
  8. Other related duties as assigned

The Human Resource Division Classification Specification for this position is available at http://www.mass.edu/foremployees/classificationspecs/classspecs-pers.asp or in the Human Resources Department.

Supervision Received: Coordinator of Library Services, Technical Services


Requirements:

  • A minimum of one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time paraprofessional or clerical experience as a library assistant, or any equivalent combination of education and experience.  Associate's degree in a related field is preferred.
  • Prior work experience with automated library circulation systems.
  • Accuracy, attention to detail and strong organizational skills required.
  • Reliability, dependability, motivation and ability to work well with a diverse population.
  • Strong commitment to excellent customer service and ability to help create a welcoming, inclusive library environment.
  • Experience working with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Successful experience interacting with culturally diverse populations
  • Must be able to travel between campuses, as needed, and participate in college/library-related meetings.
  • Candidates will be required to pass a CORI/SORI and/or a National background check as a condition of employment.



Salary: $699.73 per week ($36,385.96 per year) with benefits.  An appointment made from outside the bargaining unit (AFSCME) must start at step #1 of the range or as adjusted in accordance with the AFSCME collective bargaining agreement.

Starting Date:  ASAP

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



To view the full description and apply, please follow this link. 

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LIS 467: Web Development & Information Architecture

LIS 467 Web Development & Information Architecture is being offered this Spring. Dr. Naresh Agarwal be teaching it on Wednesdays from 11:00am - 1:50pm starting January 23rd.

This is an great option for those who have completed LIS 488 and are considering next steps. The class is likely to be converted to the online format this fall, so this is a good opportunity to take it face-to-face.

The objective of this course is to learn how to design, develop and evaluate professional, responsive and user-friendly websites that address client needs. 

Web Design and Development is an important skill to have. You will move further from what you have learned in LIS 488, and gain confidence in this important area often sought by employers.


Please feel free to email the professor with any questions you might have: naresh.agarwal@simmons.edu. 

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ATLAS Intern Program, Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), Laurel, MD

If you're a full-time college student majoring in a science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM) field and would like to strengthen your preparation for a technical career, the APL Technology Leadership Scholars (ATLAS) Program is designed for you. This highly competitive 12-week program focuses on technology leadership development. 

The ATLAS Summer Intern Program is offered to well-qualified, highly motivated undergraduate and graduate students who have an interest in applied scientific research and are attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities.

 

Research In Your Field

Once at APL, ATLAS interns are paired with a staff scientist or engineer who is conducting research or a program evaluation in a field of study consistent with the intern's academic major. Interns will have the opportunity to demonstrate their academic abilities and hone their problem-solving skills and techniques while helping to solve to critical problems affecting our nation.

 

Professional Growth

ATLAS summer interns attend professional development seminars that teach them how to operate effectively in professional and business environments. Interpersonal skill development, interviewing skills, and résumé preparation are addressed. Interns also get the chance to practice communication skills like technical writing and public speaking. Our goal is to help students understand and appreciate their own aptitude, grow personally and professionally, and envision their future careers.

 

To apply, please follow this link. 

Applications must be submitted before March 31, along with the following: 

  1. Résumé or statement from the applicant describing his or her interests or capabilities
  2. Unofficial transcript indicating a minimum 3.0 GPA--on a 4.0 scale--in STEM fields

 

Compensation

ATLAS scholars receive full-time summer intern salaries, including standard holidays. Round-trip travel expenses to APL are provided. Students are responsible for obtaining housing and arranging for transportation to and from APL.

Who Should Apply?

Students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic-Serving Institutions, and Tribal Colleges and Universities are encouraged to apply if they are at least a rising sophomore or graduate student and meet the following requirements:

  • Are majoring in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) field
  • Are interested in applied scientific research
  • Have a minimum 3.0 overall GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Have U.S. citizenship
  • Have completed their freshman year

 

For More Information, Contact:

Jill Clevenger
College Recruiting Office
240-228-8777

 

 

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Information Technology Intern, New England Aquarium, Boston, MA

Apply now for: Summer 2019  
Time commitment: 2-3 Days per week for 12-16 weeks

 

Summary

The New England Aquarium is currently seeking an Information Technology Intern to assist with the daily operations of New England Aquarium's multifaceted technology needs. Additionally, the Information Technology Intern will assist with the installation, configuration and ongoing maintenance of hardware and software service the Aquarium's research, conservation, education, guest services, and museum operations. Additionally, the candidate will act as a primary contributor in the management of our IT Help Desk. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, self-starter, whom posses excellent customer service skills, and is looking to positively influence the institution's mission of Protecting the Blue Planet.

This position will report to the IT Helpdesk Supervisor and will be an active participant in a dynamic team who are working to implement innovative new technological solutions benefiting all departments within the diverse and expansive operations of New England Aquarium. 

 

Duties/Responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Maintains computer systems by troubleshooting computer problems, diagnosing and resolving hardware and software faults, replacing computer parts as needed
  • Installs and configures computer hardware, operating systems and applications
  • Supports the roll-out of new applications
  • Works with staff to resolve computer issues by talking them through a series of steps, by email, face to face, or over the phone
  • Troubleshoots Point of Sale machines
  • Follows written documentation to repair faults or set up systems
  • Maintains and troubleshoots printing operations including replacing printer toner and clear paper jams as needed
  • Answers high volume of telephone calls, responds to voice mail and email messages
  • Performs position related duties as assigned
  • Provides exceptional customer service to all New England Aquarium staff, volunteers, interns and applicants

 Skills/Qualifications:

  • Requires minimum of 2 years of completed undergraduate study
  • Interest in the fields of technology, computer science, information systems, information technology, computer engineering, or software engineering
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented; strong analytical, critical thinking, problem-solving abilities; ability to work independently as well as on a team
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, communication (verbal and written), and relationship building skills
  • Demonstrated experience working in a fast paced environment and customer service experience strongly preferred

 

Organizational Description:

The New England Aquarium's mission is to protect the blue planet through hands-on programs, live animal and interactive exhibits, public lectures and forums, and research and conservation projects.

This mission is fulfilled through exhibits, and through education, conservation and research programs. Exhibits showcase the diversity, importance and beauty of aquatic life and habitats, and highlight critical aquatic conservation issues. Programs emphasize species, habitats and issues critical to New England. The Aquarium is also a pioneer in marine animal rescue, and a leading ocean conservation organization with research scientists working around the globe.

The New England Aquarium serves as a responsive community resource that attracts and involves the broadest possible audience; seeks a culturally diverse staff and governing board that reflect our community; adheres to the highest standards of animal stewardship; and is committed to delivering the highest quality visitor experience in a welcoming and enjoyable manner that evokes wonder, curiosity, understanding, caring and action.

Department Description:

The Department of Information Technology aids in the design, implementation, and ongoing support of systems that efficiently manage processes in every facet of the Aquarium's daily operations including daily administrative tasking, point of sale, audio visual presentations, and internationally renowned research efforts. The team supports and manages the technological needs related to a staff of more than 350 whom serve in five diverse facilities.


To Apply, please follow this link. 


Questions?

Visit: Frequently Asked Questions

E-mail: intern@neaq.org

Call: 617-973-5235 



Applications should be submitted by January 31st

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Data Interns, Bluebonnet Data, Boston, MA

Bluebonnet Data is a new collaboration between Liberty Square Group, the Massachusetts Democratic Party, and a group of STEM students from Boston-area colleges and universities. The goal of this partnership is to help Democratic campaigns, at both the federal and the state level, move into the 21st by incorporating data and analytics into their decision-making processes. By providing services that are usually cost-prohibitive for campaigns below the Congressional level, Bluebonnet Data hopes to change the definition of what it means to run an efficient campaign in 2018 and beyond.

To achieve its goal, Bluebonnet Data provides a range of services for Democratic candidates and state parties, supporting multiple efforts at any given time. Its team is composed entirely by university students who work collaboratively and are advised by political professionals. Bluebonnet Data makes it possible to run a smart campaign, even for those who have little experience in politics, and it aims to help state parties embed data-driven decision making into all its future strategies. 

 

ABOUT LIBERTY SQUARE GROUP

Liberty Square Group (LSG) is a professional-level organization that has served as Bluebonnet Data's makeshift headquarters since March 2018. It is a public relations consulting firm staffed by campaign veterans and experts in management, communications, and government relations. Liberty Square Group professionals advise student Bluebonnet Data interns and provide expertise, support, and guidance. 

 

THE BLUEBONNET DATA INTERN

Bluebonnet Data interns are college students who are receiving academic or internship credit in order to learn about the structure of campaigns, determine where they could benefit from data-driven insights, and provide a wide range of analyses. We are searching for problem solvers with STEM backgrounds, even without prior political experience. Because Bluebonnet Data provides a variety of services across different platforms, we are looking to bring on a diverse group of students with experience in data analysis, data visualization, website building, and anything else tech-related. Interns are expected to commit to 15 hours a week during the spring semester. Internships with Bluebonnet Data are unpaid but can be taken for credit under the direction of LSG's academic supervisor.

 

THE BLUEBONNET DATA SCOPE OF WORK

The following is a list of campaign needs that Bluebonnet Data canperform:

  • Analyze built-in VAN (electronic voter file) models for support and turnout likelihood
  • Generate targets and contact lists based on VAN models benchmarks
  • Map voting targets and track contact progress
  • Visualize any data a campaign finds relevant
  • Conduct district-specific research
  • Carry out other data-related tasks
  • Provide state parties with financial analyses of all their candidates and opponents
  • Develop long-term projects and data strategies for state parties

To apply, please send your resume directly to bluebonnetdata@gmail.com

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Access Services Assistant (Evenings and Weekends), Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Access Services Assistant is responsible for providing a range of library public services. This position serves as a main contact for library patrons seeking help, general information, and resources. This includes direct interaction with students, faculty, and staff regarding use of library materials, circulation services, course reserves services, interlibrary loan, and use of special library equipment and facilities. This position interprets and communicates library policies and procedures, and assists with supervision and training of student employees. This position is also responsible for stacks maintenance, including the shelving of library materials, shelf reading, and shifting projects.

 

Schedule: 

Full Time, Monday-Thursday 3pm-11pm; Sunday 12-8pm (Academic Year)

 

Qualifications: 

• Bachelor's degree and experience with library circulation processes and public services required, preferably in an academic library, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Ability to work Monday-Thursday 3pm-11pm and Sunday 12-8pm.
• Supervisory experience, and strong supervisory skills.
• Proficiency with relevant desktop tools and technologies, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.
• Proficiency with, or aptitude to become proficient with, specialized digitization processes, software, and equipment essential to departmental operations (e.g., scanners, editing of digital images, creation of PDF files, etc.).
• Strong commitment to public services.
• Well-organized, with strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Team orientation, flexibility, versatility, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a complex and changing public service environment.
• Strong oral, written, and interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with students, faculty, and staff.
• Ability to juggle constantly changing demands at a busy public service point.
• Effective conflict resolution skills.

 

About Wheaton College:

Wheaton is a private coeducational liberal arts college within easy commuting distance of Boston and Providence. We have nearly 1,700 undergraduates from 40 U.S. States and more than 70 countries. Nearly 23% of our undergraduates are U.S. students of color and 11% are international citizens. Wheaton College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability. In a continuing effort to maintain and enrich an intellectually diverse learning environment, the Department and the College actively encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented groups.

 

To apply: https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/postings/2589

 

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Chemistry Library Intern, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Availability: One year long position available immediately (posted January 2019)

Hours: Up to 20 hours per week, mainly within 9AM-5PM Monday-Friday time period, but with the possibility of some evening and/or weekend hours

Salary: $15/hour.

Overview: This internship offers a service-oriented, self-motivated individual a complete experience in a small science library setting, providing library services to physical scientists and engineers. Based at the Penn Chemistry Library, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to experience most aspects of the job of a departmental librarian at a large research institution, while working on research and operational projects in chemical information and other areas of science and engineering librarianship. For chemistry students, this is an ideal opportunity to explore chemical information as a potential career option; library and information science students without science backgrounds would be able to gain the knowledge and experience in science and engineering librarianship necessary to seek full-time employment in those areas.

Responsibilities: Duties will fall into three basic categories, with other duties and projects as assigned.

Patron Services and Instruction, including

  • Developing, updating, and maintaining remote education materials including Web guides and tutorials
  • Assisting at the Van Pelt information desk during intersessions and peak semester periods
  • Working a minimum of one to two hours per week providing chat reference services
  • Preparing supporting materials for course-integrated instruction sessions

Collection Development Responsibilities, including

  • Assisting with a project to evaluate the Chemistry Library's on-site print journal collection
  • Engaging in a project aimed at making physical property data within the Chemistry Library's print book collection more easily discoverable to Penn chemists
  • Assisting with the annual budget process
  • Analyzing usage statistics for electronic resources

Professional Development Activities, including

  • Attending workshops and training sessions that will develop job and professional skills
  • Attending other applicable Penn library meetings, as assigned by supervisor

 

Qualifications: All applicants must be enrolled either in a master's degree program in library/information science or in a bachelor's or master's degree program in chemistry or biochemistry; for LIS students, a degree in chemistry or a related discipline is preferred but not required. In addition, the successful candidate must have the ability to manage and prioritize their workload and must be able to work both independently and cooperatively in a team environment. Other requirements include:

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Adobe Acrobat, HTML, and Web site generation and design
  • Experience searching online databases
  • Flexibility, accuracy, and attention to detail in work

Preference will be given to applicants with the following skills:

  • Experience designing instructional handouts and guides to the literature
  • Experience searching science and engineering databases
  • Ability to create databases using Microsoft Access
  • Ability to write macros and use pivot tables in Microsoft Excel

 

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of:

Judith Currano
currano@pobox.upenn.edu

Please write "Chemistry Library Internship" in the subject line.


The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

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Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Registration for SEI 2019 is now open! We are very excited about this year's curriculum, and hope to see many of you at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, June 4-7, 2019.

 

SEI is a fantastic learning and networking opportunity for professionals interested in creating and maintaining sustainable digital collections of cultural heritage materials, including librarians, archivists, museum curators, visual resources librarians, and graduate (and recent graduate) students. The workshop offers participants the chance to meet colleagues from various institutions who are facing similar challenges. Faculty and students share ideas and solutions to these challenges and make lasting professional connections. This intensive workshop has a limited number of seats and fills up fast, so be sure to register soon!

 

Don't forget that six Kress Scholarships are available to help with the costs of attending. The deadline for applications is February 8.

 

If you have questions, please don't hesitate to contact SEI Co-Chairs Lesley Chapman and/or Courtney Baron.

 

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Summer 2019 Internships, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is currently accepting applications for Summer 2019 internships in all museum departments including (but not limited to) Curatorial, Development, Education, Exhibition Management, Marketing, Media and Public Relations, and Publishing and Digital Media. Internships are also available with Guggenheim Special Projects and initiatives such as the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi Project, the Guggenheim UBS MAP Global Art Initiative, the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chinese Art Initiative, and the Panza Collection Initiative. The Summer 2019 Internship Program will begin on Monday, June 3rd and end on Friday, August 9th. Summer internships are full-time, four days a week Monday-Thursday, in addition to half-day seminars on Fridays. 



We are pleased to offer $500 stipends to all undergraduate-level students and $1,000 stipends to all graduate-level students who are accepted into our Summer 2019 program. 



Application deadline for Summer 2019 internships in January 30th, 2019 (postmark).

Candidates must be of junior-year college level or above to be considered. 



Internship Program Description

The objective of the Internship Program is to offer practical museum training experience to individuals interested in pursuing careers in the arts and museum fields. Interns gain a general knowledge and broad understanding of how a particular department functions within the context of a major museum, as well as specific skills related to a particular department's activities. Interns are assigned to a department based on their academic backgrounds, professional skills, interests, and career goals. Interns participate in the ongoing work of the department and complete specific projects or portions of larger departmental intiatives. For a full list of departments that offer internships, please see: www.guggenheim.org/internships. 



Museum Culture Seminar Program

The Museum Culture Seminar Program forms and integral part of our Internship Program. The program includes field trips to sites such as auctions houses, galleries, corporate collections and other musems. Discussion with Guggenheim Museum from a range of departments and awareness of a range of museum-related issues is facilitated. A field trip outside of New York City is planned for the end of every session. 



How to Apply

Prospective applicants please send cover letter, resume, Guggenheim application form (found on website), list of relevant coursework, academic writing sample, and two letters of recommendation via postal mail to: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Internship Program, 1071 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10128-0173. For more information, please visit our website: www.guggenheim.org/internships. 

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Gallery Attendant / Social Media Intern, Norman B. Leventhal Map and Education Center at the Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Position Description:

The Gallery Attendant / Social Media Intern will work with Leventhal Map and Education Staff to design educational and promotional materials aimed at facilitating visitors' discovery of and access to the Leventhal Map & Education Center's historical map collection. The person in this position will use their experience in graphic design and interest in museums and education to create public-facing content for the Leventhal Map & Education Center's social media accounts. They will also monitor the Map Center Gallery, serving as a point person for researchers and guests.

 

Compensation: $12 / hour.

Availability: Saturdays 10-5 and either Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 11-7.

This position is subject to a CORI check. 

 

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Map Librarians, Communications Lead, and Education staff to develop and publish print and digital materials for educational and promotional purposes
  • Serve as the lead in establishing and maintaining a cohesive schedule of social media communications among staff and four other interns 
  • Record and monitor statistics related to visitation and research 
  • Arrive ten minutes prior to Map Gallery open time to set up station, unlock doors, check to make sure brochures are filled, and ensure gallery is presentable
  • Greet visitors and make them feel welcome
  • Serve as a point person for researchers, providing reference where appropriate and directing requests for rare materials to reference librarians
  • Field questions about map exhibitions and the Center's collection
  • Lead approximately one gallery tour per month
  • Perform general administrative and library tasks
  • Adhere to Intern Expectations and the policies of the Leventhal Map & Education Center and the Boston Public Library.

  

Required Qualifications:

  • Interest in museums or libraries 
  • Familiarity with principles of design
  • Moderate to strong experience with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Ability to complete detailed work with a high degree of consistency and accuracy
  • Ability to respectfully and effectively work with diverse visitors and staff
  • Ability to solve problems independently as well as collaboratively
  • Interest in learning to use unfamiliar tools, software, and hardware
  • Availability of Saturdays 10-5 and either Tuesdays orWednesdays 11-7 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Interest in public history, library science, or museum studies
  • Interest in UI & UX design
  • Experience with web development, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript
  • Proficiency in language(s) other than English

 

To Apply:

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

 

About the Map Center:

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

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

 

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John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellowship, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ

The Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, a unit of Princeton University Library's Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, offers the John Foster and Janet Avery Dulles Archival Fellowship for one graduate student each year. This fellowship provides a summer of work experience for a graduate student interested in pursuing an archival career.

 

The 2019 Fellow will gain experience in both technical and public services. The Fellow will work under the guidance of Annalise Berdini, Digital Archivist, Amanda Ferrara, Public Services Project Archivist, and Valencia L. Johnson,  Project Archivist for Student Life. Projects for 2019 will include processing the Richard Holbrooke papers, collaborating with staff on digital processing projects, participating in the reference rotation, answering remote reference inquiries, with the potential for other projects such as assisting in the installation of a campus exhibit, and other duties as assigned. Previous fellows and their work are listed on our website.

 

The 10 to 12-week fellowship program provides a stipend of $950 per week. In addition, fellows are expected to attend the Society of American Archivists' annual conference in Austin, Texas in August; travel, registration, and hotel costs to conference will be reimbursed. The fellowship program is flexible in its start date: the fellow may start the program as early as May. The total length of the fellowship must equal at least 10 weeks but no more than 12 weeks, not including the travel week at the annual conference of the Society of American Archivists, and will conclude by the beginning of September.

 

Requirements: Successful completion of at least 12 graduate semester hours (or the equivalent) applied toward an advanced degree in archives, library or information management, American history, American studies, or museum studies; demonstrated interest in the archival profession; and good organizational and communication skills. Applicants within one year of completing their graduate degree are also eligible to apply. The Library highly encourages applicants from under-represented communities to apply. 

 

The Mudd Library houses the Princeton University Archives and a collection of 20th-century public policy papers. The more than 35,000 linear feet of archival and manuscript material are widely used by local, national, and international researchers. More than 2,000 visitors use the Mudd Library reading room each year and its staff field some 2,000 remote reference inquiries annually. For more information about the Mudd Manuscript Library visit: http://rbsc.princeton.edu/mudd

 

To apply: Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and two letters of recommendation to mudd@princeton.edu. Any questions about the application process or position can be sent to the same email. 

 

Applications must be received by Monday, March 1, 2019 at 5 pm. Zoom interviews will be conducted with the top candidates and the successful candidate will be notified by April 5, 2019.

 

Please note: University housing will not be available to the successful candidate. Interested applicants should consider their housing options carefully and may wish to consult the TigerTrade, the online campus bulletin board or the Princeton University Off-campus Housing websitefor more information on this topic.

 

Princeton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

 

 

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Summer 2019 Archives Intern, Pixar Living Archives, Emeryville, CA

This position will provide support to the Pixar Living Archives. You'll work with various members of the Archives team in archiving assorted materials (paintings, drawings, pastels, sculptures, digital files, etc.) from our animated films and historical collection.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Feature Film Processing Project

  • Inventory and organize materials created by feature film art and story departments 
  • Re-house, label and prepare materials for long-term storage
  • Create and update database records to track content and information

Digital Asset Project

  • Assess and organize digital assets in multiple systems toward the goal of archiving for preservation and long-term access
  • Create and update project documentation

Other Tasks May Include:

  • Projects related to the care of pastels, paintings, maquettes
  • Supporting archivists by moving collections between buildings and to/from clients in the studio
  • Support the studio reference library with shelf reading of book and film collections

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Completion of archives track or indexing coursework desirable 
  • Experience working with physical and/or digital archival collections a plus
  • Mac proficiency and experience working with databases (FileMaker Pro a plus)
  • Flexible nature with the ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks/activities simultaneously
  • Excellent people skills with strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong administrative, detail and follow-up skills
  • Creative problem-solving skills, curiosity and motivation

 

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Must be a current student in or recent graduate of a Masters-level program in library science, museum studies or related program
  • Must be available to work full-time Mon - Fri for 12-weeks between May 2019 - August 2019

 

SUBMISSION PROCESS AND APPLICATION MATERIALS:

  • Apply online at pixar.com- no submissions will be accepted via mail or in person (a direct link to the internship can be found here)
  • Attach a single PDF file containing your cover letter and your resume
  • Due to the large number of submissions, we are unable to respond to requests for updates.  You will receive notification of our receipt of your application and when the hiring process is completed

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Sunday, February 10, 2019

 

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Volunteer, Archives Project for SLA - New England, Boston, MA

Are you looking to use some of the skills you are learning in your Archives classes at Simmons? A volunteer opportunity is available to organize approximately 4 boxes of materials located in the Simmons Archives on campus.  They originated from a former chapter of Special Libraries Association of New England, and need to be inventoried, documented and added to the existing archives collection of the current SLA-NE chapter.

This project can be completed by one student over the course of a semester, or if there are multiple volunteers, it can be a team effort.  This project can begin in January, and time commitment can vary according to your schedule.  There will be minimal supervision, so a self-starter with a bit of archives experience and/or classwork is preferred.

Please contact Susan McGovern at  suemcg820@yahoo.com for further details.

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Summer 2019 Program for Atkins Fellows, University of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC

Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is accepting applications for our Atkins Fellows summer program.

 

Applications submitted by February 4 will receive first consideration. These fellowships are designed to give LIS students hands-on experience in an academic library.  We are offering an informational webinar (https://library.uncc.edu/node/2446) on January 17th at 5 p.m. EST where you will have the opportunity to learn more about the program, and ask questions of the program coordinator and Atkins Fellows alumni.


The Atkins Fellows program is an eleven-week paid summer fellowship for students at the mid-point of their Library, Archives, or Information Science degree program, or those within one year of having completed such a program.  The program is designed to provide fellows with a work experience that is focused on professional-level tasks, with high levels of independence and creativity. The five projects proposed for 2019 include:

 

       1. Augmented Reality  + User Experience

       2. LGBTQ+ Digital Humanities

       3. Innovative Collection Spaces

       4. Scholarly Communications and Digital Publishing

       5. Transfer Student Success.

 

Fellows will also have the opportunity to attend workshops, job talks, and local conferences, as well as job shadow and participate in library meetings. 

 

Participants in this program will receive a $6,600 stipend, paid at an hourly rate ($15/hour, for eleven weeks of forty hours per week). This year, we are excited to be able to offer program participants an additional $500 housing and transportation stipend to help with the cost of moving to Charlotte for the summer.

 

More information about the positions and the program can be found here: https://library.uncc.edu/atkinsfellows  Follow us @atkinsfellow<https://twitter.com/atkinsfellow> to receive updates about the program.

 

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Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development, National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, Cooperstown, NY

Spend your summer in Cooperstown, NY! The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum has paid summer internships for Library and Archives students in a variety of departments including digital collections, library research, tech services, and photo archives.

 

To be considered for the Frank and Peggy Steele Internship Program for Youth Leadership Development, students must have completed at least their sophomore year and be enrolled in a bachelor's or master's degree program at a college or university during the internship, or have just graduated in May of the year of their internship. All Steele interns receive a stipend during the ten weeks of the program and access to affordable student housing. If fulfilling an academic requirement, college credit may also be awarded.

 

For more information and to apply to the program, visit https://baseballhall.org/discover-more/education/internship-program.

 

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PhD Program in Information Science and Learning Technologies, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

The iSchool at the University of Missouri welcomes applications for Fall 2019 for admission to its interdisciplinary doctoral program housed in the School of Information Science & Learning Technologies (SISLT).

 

Deadlines for Fall Semester 2019

Priority admission: February 15

Regular admission: April 1 

Some common areas of interest among SISLT's faculty are:

  • Information-seeking and use
  • Information organization
  • Human institutions, including libraries, that support the production and dissemination of and access to information
  • Advanced study of contemporary learning and instructional theories
  • Learner-centered design, interface design, and information access design
  • Advanced networked learning systems, including digital libraries and learning communities
  • Human centered computing

 

Find out more about some of our ongoing research projects here: http://sislt.missouri.edu/research/

Learn about our faculty here: http://sislt.missouri.edu/faculty/

Assistantships with full tuition waiver, health insurance, and stipend are available.

 

Contact:

SISLT Student Services Office
573-882-4546
Toll-free: 877-747-5868
Fax: 573-884-0122
sislt@missouri.edu

 

Learn more: http://sislt.missouri.edu/islt/

Apply: http://gradstudies.missouri.edu/

 

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Media Archive and Digital Library Intern, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Providence, RI

Rhode Island Council for the Humanities seeks a Media Archive and Digital Library Intern to help preserve its 45-year-old collection of media grant products. The intern will also curate thematic exhibits featuring this material for the Council's digital library in a way that communicates and promotes the Council's mission and priorities.

The Council's mission is to seed, support, and strengthen public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders. 

Time Frame:

Spring Semester, 2019
Temporary, Part-Time Internship, Hours Flexible

Position Description:

The Archive and Outreach internship will include:

  • Supporting efforts to preserve the Council's media archive, including film and video in a variety of formats from 1973 to the present.
  • Maintaining and organizing the Council's archive and coordinating the preservation and digitization of selected media
  • Display of selected media in Omeka digital library and possibly a public screening or exhibit.
  • This position reports to the Associate Director, Grants & Partnerships. The intern will be eligible to receive a stipend and course credit, if applicable.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Catalog, evaluate, and select items for preservation.
  • Prepare and coordinate a preservation plan for the Council's Media Archive.
  • Accurately record Media Archive items and related documents into the Council's FileMaker database.
  • Research ownership and reproduction rights for archival materials.
  • Develop and implement a project plan to disseminate preserved pieces both online and in public.

Position Requirements:

  • Technical literacy: Mac OS X, Microsoft Office, social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), Wordpress
  • Archival research, familiarity with FileMaker and Omeka databases (training could be made available)
  • Basic design/editing (Photoshop or Adobe InDesign) and basic video editing (iMovie)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collegially in a team setting
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • An interest in archival research, special collections, communications, and public humanities practice.

To Apply:
Please send your resume to scott@rihumanities.org by 5:00pm January 25, 2019 with the subject "Media Archive and Digital Library Intern Application." Please also provide a brief paragraph describing your interest in the body of the email.

 

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2019 Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources and Image Management, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

We are delighted to announce the dates for the 2019 Summer Educational Institute for Visual Resources & Image Management. 

 

SEI 2019 will be held at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque from June 4-7, 2019. Registration will open on January 14, 2019.

 

This intensive three and a half-day series of workshops features a curriculum taught by expert instructors who will cover:

  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Reformatting
  • Metadata and Cataloging
  • Project Management
  • Digital Curation
  • Digital Repositories
  • Digital Asset Management
  • Instructional Design & Outreach

 

This year's faculty includes:

  • Greta Bahnemann, Metadata Librarian, Minnesota Digital Library, University of Minnesota
  • Courtney Baron, Teaching & Learning Librarian, Oxford College Library, Emory University
  • Nicole Finzer, Digital Curation Librarian, Northwestern University
  • Jesse Henderson, Digital Services Librarian, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Julie Rudder, Repository Program Librarian, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
  • Nancy Sims, Copyright Program Librarian, University of Minnesota

 

SEI is a fantastic learning and networking opportunity for professionals interested in creating and maintaining sustainable digital collections of cultural heritage materials, including librarians, archivists, museum curators, visual resources librarians, and graduate students. The workshop offers participants the chance to meet colleagues from various institutions who are facing similar challenges. Faculty and students share ideas and solutions to these challenges and make lasting professional connections.

 

For more information on SEI 2019, visit our website: seiworkshop.org

Have questions? Please feel free to contact one of our co-chairs:

 

Lesley Chapman (lchapman@colgate.edu)

Courtney Baron (courtney.baron@emory.edu)

 

Follow SEI on Facebook and Twitter: @seiworkshop

 

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2019 New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

In 2018, 13 scholarships were awarded to library school students and early career librarians. We anticipated being able to award several scholarships for 2019 as well. Please share this announcement with your library school students and recent graduates.

Save the Date for the 2019 New England Science Boot Camp!!

Join us for the 11th Anniversary of the New England Science Boot Camp for Librarians, to be held on June 5-7, 2019 at the University of New Hampshire in Durham, New Hampshire.

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

 

The topics for this year's SBC science sessions are still TBD! Registration will open in Spring 2019.

 

For updates and more information, visit https://sites.google.com/view/nesciboot/home

Science Boot Camp on Twitter: #SciBoot19

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

 

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Audio-Visual Archival Summer School (BAVASS), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

We, at Indiana University Libraries Moving Image Archive (IULMIA) are pleased to announce our upcoming Audio-Visual Archival Summer School (BAVASS) in May, 2019. BAVASS 2019 is an initiative of IULMIA in collaboration with FIAF (International Federation of Film Archives) and CCAAA(Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations).

When: May 13, 2019- May 26, 2019

Where: Indiana University, Bloomington

Our trainers include David Walsh, Rob Byrne, Paul Messier, Dave Rice, Kara Van Malssen and many other distinguished experts in the field. The two-week workshop includes comprehensive courses of all topics related to all audio visual archival topics in the field today-- everything from film handling and inspection to digital preservation, and from copyright to cataloging. The school is comprised of lectures, hands on workshops and archival screenings. For more information on the wide array of courses, experts, fees and application instructions visit https://libraries.indiana.edu/bavass2019.  

Applications start on January 2, 2019

Have further questions?

Contact us: bavass@indiana.edu

 

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Archives Intern, Barrington Stage Company, Pittsfield, MA

The June M. Guertin Archives at Barrington Stage Company is seeking a 2019 summer intern. We are looking for a flexible and motivated individual to assist with a variety of projects in the newly founded archives. 

Who are we:

  • The fastest-growing arts venue in the Berkshires attracting 58,500 patrons per year
  • Nationally recognized for superior quality productions and comprehensive educational programming

Who are our interns:

  • Undergraduate and graduate-level students interested in pursuing careers in theatre showing a strong interest in furthering their professional development
  • Committed to working as part of a team in a top-notch Equity theatre setting

What we offer:

  • Opportunity to work with award-winning theatre professionals
  • Spend the summer in the cultural capital of the Berkshires
  • Housing along with a weekly stipend of $100
  • Tickets to all productions
  • Professional development seminars
  • Gym membership

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assisting the archivist fellow with our ongoing digitization initiative, scanning materials, editing images and applying relevant metadata
  • May also be asked to respond to internal reference requests, inventory and catalog items in the collection, write finding aids
  • Helping with special projects related to Barrington Stage Company's upcoming 25th season

Qualifications:

  • Must be detail-oriented, organized, comfortable working independently
  • Able to lift 50 pounds
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft and Google suites
  • The ideal candidate will have completed an introductory course in archives or have some experience in a library or archives setting
  • Background in theatre is not required, but an interest in performing arts archives is appreciated

The archives intern reports to the Archivist Fellow. To apply please visit our website at https://barringtonstageco.org/education-bsc/professional-internship-program/. All applications are due February 15th. Interested applicants are encouraged to apply early in the process.

 

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Considering Inquisitorial Documentation: What, How, and Where to Investigate?

This 20-hour course will be taught by Dr. Susana Cabezas Fontanilla, from the Department of History and Anthropology of America, Sciences and Techniques and Medieval History (Universidad Complutense de Madrid).

Date: January 21 - 25, 2019. 
Hours: 10:00am to 2:00pm every day
Place: Seminar I, Tower II of Humanities Floor 13, Ciudad Universitaria, Mexico City 
Classroom course.

Objective: 
Inquisitorial documentation is characterized by its abundance, variety, and integrity, along with its dispersion and complexity. These peculiarities can make any researcher who wants
 to work with these inquisitorial files find difficulties in understanding the sources which tell, firsthand, the story of the Holy Office. Hence the objective of this seminar is to discover the typologies of the inquisatorial documentation, with their levels of richness, diversity and textual relevance.

Methodology: 
We will combine theoretical exhibitions on each point of the program with inquisitorial documentation extracted from different archives. Alongside these, we will perform certain illustrative sessions of the functioning of the Portal of Spanish Archives (PARES), 
which concentrates the vast majority of the documents issued by the Holy Office.

Topics: 

1) Brief introduction to the Inquisition history and institution. 

2) Hierarchial Structure
Inquisitor General, Supreme Council, Courts of the Holy Office, Secretaries, Notaries and Rapporteurs. 

3) Inquisitional Documentation: 
Records of the Grand Inquisitor.
 Documents on the Supreme Council of the Inquisition. Court Documents of the Holy Office. 

4) Work tools: 
PAIRS 

5) Documentación novohispana.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: 
Students, teachers and researchers in the Humanities and Social Sciences (as well as related sciences) who are interested in understanding and studying the documentary problems of the Holy Office of the Inquisition.

RECOVERY FEE ONLY: 
MN $ 1,500.00

Entry Deadline: January 18, 2019

Your investment includes: 
 20 hours of Coursework 
 Reading Materials 
 Constancy

Important note: 
The program can always be modified for reasons beyond the IIBI. 
Evidence will be presented. 
Request your registration form at: inscripec@iibi.unam.mx

Information and registration: 
Jorge Castañeda: 5550-7495 
inscripec@iibi.unam.mx

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Alaska State Library Internship Project, Alaska State Library, Multiple Locations, AK

The Alaska State Library Internship Project will bring two interns who have recently or are near completion of their Master's degree in Library or Information Science to work in an Alaskan public library for two months in the summer of 2019. The goal of the project is to provide assistance to public libraries in Alaska who lack staff expertise to sustain long-term projects that would benefit their libraries and communities. Additionally the project will provide internship and professional development opportunities for MLIS students and lead to an increase in the number of MLIS students applying for jobs in Alaska.

 

Internship in Petersburg

LocationPetersburg, Alaska

LibraryPetersburg Public Library

Project Title: Applying the Principles of User Experience Design

Project Dates: July 8, 2019 thru August 31, 2019

Project Summary: The intern will use User Experience Design to improve the quality of the Petersburg Public Library user's interactions and perceptions of the library as a whole and apply it to both the virtual and physical experience of the library.  Using the book Useful, Usable, Desirable: Applying the User Experience Design to your Library as a guide, the intern will review the physical library space, review service points, polices and customer service. The intern will also evaluate library signage and wayfinding, the library's online presence and how users use the library. The intern will also create journey maps which holistically describe cores user experiences (i.e..: placing a hold, finding an item, using a public computer).

 

Internship in Anchorage

Location: Anchorage, Alaska

Library: Anchorage Public Library

Project Title: Library Marketing 101

Project Dates: June 3, 2019 thru July 28, 2018

Project Summary: During this project the intern will implement a marketing campaign for the Anchorage Public Library's Summer Discovery program that will increase the rate of participant's program completion and fight the traditional "dip" in library visits during the summer for all patrons. The intern will develop a Summer Discovery marketing plan, evaluate marketing activities and meet with local media representatives. The intern will produce a promotional video and a written report showing evaluation and metrics for Summer Discovery campaigns.  

 

Internship Application Process

Each internship position has specific qualifications that need to be met. For all positions, candidates must be:

  • 18 years or older
  • A U.S. citizen
  • Have completed or are near completion of the MLIS degree
  • Be able to meet the internship project start and end dates

All candidates will be required to: 

  • Provide a current resume
  • Provide a copy of unofficial transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation; one must be an academic recommendation
  • Provide a one page cover letter explaining why you are applying for an internship, what you hope to learn from the experience and how this experience fits into your future professional plans

Everything in the above list, except the letters of recommendations, may be sent in one email to Julie.niederhauser@alaska.gov 

Instructions on how to send your letters of recommendation are found under Note to recommendation writers. 

In the email subject line, enter: Internship application for [your name].

 

To view the application, please click here. The application period will close on February 16, 2019. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

 

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Call for Applications: Society of American Archivists' (SAA) Mosaic Scholarship

The application period for the Society of American Archivists' (SAA) Mosaic Scholarship is currently open, with a deadline of February 28, 2019. 


The Mosaic Scholarship was established to provide financial and mentoring support to minority students pursuing graduate education in archival science, to encourage students to pursue careers in archives, and to promote the diversification of the American archival profession. The award is given to applicants who demonstrate excellent potential for scholastic and personal achievement and who manifest a commitment both to the archival profession and to advancing diversity concerns within it. 


Up to two scholarships of $5,000 each will be awarded, contingent on available funds. In addition, each scholarship recipient receives a one-year complimentary membership to SAA and complimentary registration to the Society's Annual Meeting for the year in which the scholarship was received. 


For more information on the scholarship, eligibility requirements and application instructions, please visit: http://www2.archivists.org/governance/handbook/section12-mosaic.  Click here to apply! 


Good Luck!

 

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Call for Applications: MAC Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Students of Color

MAC is soliciting applications for the 2019 Archie Motley Memorial Scholarship for Students of Color (www.midwestarchives.org/motley). The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to students of color pursuing graduate education in archival administration and to encourage ethnic diversification of the MAC membership and of the archival profession as a whole. Two $750 scholarships, accompanied by one-year memberships to MAC, will be awarded. 

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

Applications are due March 1, 2019 and must include the following documents:

Completed Application Form (pdf), available at www.midwestarchives.org/motley
Transcript from the applicant's most recent academic program
Essay of not more than 500 words outlining the applicant's interests and future goals in archival administration
Two letters of recommendation.

Completed applications should be sent to:

Lara Friedman-Shedlov
Description and Access Archivist
Kautz Family YMCA Archives
University of Minnesota Libraries
318 Elemer L. Andersen Library
222 21st Ave S, Ste 318
Minneapolis, MN 55405
Telephone: 612-626-7972
Email: Ldfs@umn.edu

Applications must be emailed or postmarked by March 1, 2019. 
Awards will be announced no later than June 1, 2019.

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Associate Fellowships, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

Application Deadline: The application deadline for 2019-2020 is January 25, 2019.

The NLM Associate Fellowship Program is open to U.S. and Canadian library and information science professionals, as well as graduate students completing their degrees. Up to five qualified Associate Fellows may be selected.

 

Qualification Requirements:

  • Master's degree in an ALA-accredited library/information science program, earned by August of the year of appointment or within 2 years. (Undergraduate degree can be in any major.)
  • United States or Canadian citizenship
    Note: Canadians with ALA-accredited Master's degrees should use the same application process as U.S. citizens. U.S. citizens will receive first preference.
  • Desirable, but not essential:
    • Work experience in a library or health sciences environment.
    • Demonstrated interest or experience in leadership.

 

To Apply:

Applications open September 24, 2018.

All applicants must submit an application using an online application system, Zintellect. 

Only complete applications will be considered.  If you have questions about the application process, send an email to nihprograms@orau.org. Please refer to the Associate Fellowship Program in your email. 

 

Application Process and Timeline:

NLM staff review applications in March, invite 10 to 12 applicants to interview in April and May, and make offers to candidates by mid-May. The NLM Associate Fellowship Program year begins September 1 each year and ends August 31 the following year.

 

Contact Us:

If you have questions about the application process, please contact ORISE:


ORISE
1299 Bethel Valley Road
MC-100-36
Oak Ridge, TN 37830-0117 
Phone: (865) 576-9975
Fax: (865) 574-2846 
nihprograms@orau.org

If you have questions about the interview process or the program, please contact the Program Coordinator:

Kathel Dunn, Program Coordinator 
NLM Associate Fellowship Program
8600 Rockville Pike
Building 38, Room 2N-05, MSC 3818
Bethesda, MD 20894
Phone: (301) 827-4284
Fax: (301) 480-2370
dunnk@mail.nih.gov

 

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Summer 2019 Internships, John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, Sarasota, FL

The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, Florida, will be offering paid internships for ten weeks from June 3 - August 8, 2019. The Ringling is the State Art Museum of Florida and a part of Florida State University. It consists of art and circus museums, as well as a historic mansion and theater, all on a 66-acre site overlooking Sarasota Bay.

Summer internships combine practical, hands-on experience working on a project for a specific department with exposure to all aspects of The Ringling's operation. The deadline for applications is February 15, 2019.

2019 Intern Positions

Department: Archives

Education Requirements: Graduate studies in history, cultural studies, or related field with an interest in archives or history museums

Responsibilities: Participate in the activities of the department; work on digitization projects; catalogue, edit, and enter data in The Museum System (TMS) collections management database; assist with reference requests and other duties as required

Special Qualifications/Experience: Knowledge of digital photography preferred

Department: Conservation

Education Requirements: Graduate studies in art conservation

Responsibilities: Participate in a range of painting conservation activities, including examination, analysis (using an Osiris Infrared Reflectography Camera), documentation, and treatment of works from the permanent collections; participate in exhibition and loan-related activities as required; consult with other members of the collections team as necessary

Special Qualifications/Experience: Specialization (or intent to specialize) in painting conservation
                        
Department: Curatorial

Education Requirements: Graduate studies in art history or related field

Responsibilities: Assist Curator of Asian Art with research on collection and loan objects for forthcoming exhibitions and rotations in the Center for Asian Art.   assist with other departmental duties as required

Special Qualifications/Experience: Strong research skills required; previous museum or gallery experience preferred; proficiency in Chinese or Japanese language highly desirable

Department: Library

Education Requirements: Undergraduate or graduate studies in Library and Information Science or has completed the M.L.I.S. degree

Responsibilities: Develop research aids to be used by the library, both written and electronic. These will include: LibGuides for publication on FSU website and accessible to other institutions; printed subject guides for in-library use; and an introduction to the use of the Ringing Art Library.

Special Qualifications/Experience: A background in art history or an M.L.I.S. student who wishes to specialize in art librarianship.

A link to the official application form is posted here

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Summer Native American Fellowship Program, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, MA

Apply now for an 10-week, full-time, paid fellowship at the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM). January 18, 2019 is the deadline.

  

PEM seeks rising leaders in the museum field and nonprofit cultural sector for our expanded Native American Fellowship (NAF) Program. We are looking for graduate students and emerging professionals of Native American, Native Hawaiian, or Alaska Native backgrounds who are eager to develop the knowledge, skills and networks necessary to become 21st-century community and museum leaders. 

 

Fellows work with PEM's dynamic staff and gain access to a comprehensive perspective on the theory and practice of museum management. Weekly workshops, field trips, mentoring and in-depth engagement on museum projects support Fellows in sustaining their existing skills while cultivating their professional development needs. Placements will be available in: Curatorial, Integrated Media, Creative Services, Collection Management, Development and Exhibition Planning.

 

NAF Program offers stipend, housing and travel expenses. Academic credit is available upon official request.

You can find a description of the program, application guidelines and frequently asked questions at: https://pem.org/nasummerfellowship

Questions? Email us to nafellowship@pem.org

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Reading Room Student Assistants, Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA

Hours: The Library is open Monday through Saturday, 9 to 5.

14 hours/week with each weekly schedule to be determined.

Schedules will include some Saturdays each month.

Eligibility: This is a pre-professional position open to currently enrolled Simmons GLIS students. Library: The Schlesinger Library draws thousands of researchers each year to study the history of women in America. The collection consists of manuscript collections of individuals, families, and organizations, with particular strengths in women's rights, suffrage, feminism, health and sexuality, social reform, and education. Some collections of note include Betty Friedan, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, June Jordan, Julia Child, Pauli Murray, and Judy Chicago, the National Organization for Women, and the recently acquired Angela Davis papers. In addition, the library's book and periodical collections cover the full range of research on women as well as writings by women. The library has a particularly strong culinary collection dating from the late 18th century to the present.

Location: During renovation of the Schlesinger Library (through summer 2019), we are located in Fay House, Radcliffe Yard, 2 blocks from Harvard Square. Radcliffe Yard is located between Brattle and Garden Streets in Cambridge. (Map)

Description: Under the supervision of the Research Services Department, the Reading Room Assistants support the work of the Research Services Department. The Assistants work in the Reading Room; help monitor Reading Room security; retrieve and reshelve requested materials; scan materials for researchers; assist with checking in and returning off-site material; and assist Research Librarians and Archivists with projects as needed.

Qualifications: 

Required: Reliable and able to commit to a set weekly schedule including Saturday coverage. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Friendly and courteous approach to working with students, faculty, researchers, and staff. Requires excellent focus and attention to detail. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and balance priorities. Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.

Preferred: Interest in women's studies; Reading Room, Reference Desk, or other Special Collections experience.

Salary: $14.50/hour

Start date: mid-January 2019

To apply:

  Application deadline: January 11, 2018

Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to: Jennifer Fauxsmith, Research Librarian jennifer_fauxsmith@radcliffe.harvard.edu

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Virtual Digital Content Library Interns, America's Test Kitchen, Boston, MA

Company Summary

America's Test Kitchen is a real place: a no-nonsense, fully equipped test kitchen located in Boston, Massachusetts, where a team of highly qualified test cooks and editors perform thousands of tests every year. The goal? To develop the best recipes and cooking techniques, recommend the best cookware and equipment, and rate brand-name pantry staples for home cooks, which are published in our magazines, Cook's Illustrated and Cook's Country, in our growing line of cookbooks and special interest magazines, and on our websites, as well as featured in our public television series, America's Test Kitchen and Cook's Country from America's Test Kitchen. We are devoted to a collegial approach to cooking - teams of editors, writers, and cooks engage in side-by-side competitions, blind taste tests, and rigorous equipment tests. 

Position Summary

America's Test Kitchen has recently launched a digital content metadata initiative and is currently seeking three part-time Virtual Digital Content Library Interns to help support it. Under the guidance of the Virtual Digital Content Manager, the interns will apply copy cataloging procedures to enrich digital content metadata as well as to gain an understanding of relevant metadata schemas and content standards used to facilitate the search and retrieval of our digital materials. This is an excellent opportunity for those interested in digital services, special librarianship, and the culinary arts. 

Responsibilities

  • Assist the digital content team with classification
  • Catalog digital content found in the digital asset and content management systems
  • Quality-assure record metadata
  • Inventory legacy content found on external media 
  • Identify non-functional requirements for future content management systems development
  • Participate in the testing of new versions of our digital content management system software

Minimum Qualifications

  • Education/Experience: enrolled in a Master's degree program with an ALA-accredited institution
  • Successfully completed at least one cataloging and/or metadata course
  • Detail-oriented and able to work independently
  • Comfortable in a 100% virtual work environment 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the publishing and media sectors
  • Working knowledge of collection management and library cataloging standards 

These internships will be unpaid. A link to the full job description can be found here.

Please contact Ian Matzen at ian.matzen@americastestkitchen.com for additional questions. 

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Reference Librarian/Pre-MLS Reference Librarian (Part Time), Emmanuel College, Boston, MA

About Emmanuel College:

Emmanuel College is a co-educational, residential institution with a 17-acre campus in the heart of Boston's educational, scientific, cultural and medical communities. Enrolling more than 2,200 undergraduate and graduate students, the College provides boundless opportunities for students to expand their worldview through rigorous coursework, significant internship and career opportunities throughout the Boston area and beyond, collaborations with distinguished and dedicated faculty, and participation in a dynamic campus community. Emmanuel's more than 50 programs in the sciences, liberal arts, business, nursing, and education foster spirited discourse and substantive learning experiences that honor the College's Catholic educational mission to cultivate the whole person and prepare students for effective and ethical leadership in the 21st century. For more information, visit www.emmanuel.edu.

 

Job Description:

Reporting to the Associate Librarian for Reference, Instruction and Outreach, the Reference Librarian will perform reference, public service, and some technical service duties, oversee all library operations on nights, weekends, and holidays, assist library patrons in the use of electronic resources, assist with scheduled information literacy classes and participate in special projects. 

Essential responsibilities will include:

  • As the senior staff member on duty, provide overall supervision of library operations and guidance as needed to student workers during any night, weekend, or holiday shifts.  (Student workers are assigned their specific tasks by their supervisors.) 
  • Provide reference and information services, including database searching instruction, and assistance with the use of print materials. 
  • Provide coverage in circulation, reserves, and media services, as needed. 
  • Assist in maintaining and troubleshooting reference computers and printers. 
  • Input reference transactions into the reference statistical database. 
  • Assist with reference projects to enhance library users' research skills.  
  • Provide written shift reports and other feedback to the Associate Librarian and to student worker supervisors as directed.

The hours for this position will be Tuesdays and Fridays 8AM-12P and Friday 8AM-3PM for a total of 14.5 hours per week.

 

Requirements:

Our ideal candidates will possess an MLS or be an MLS candidate who has completed the Reference course, and have 1-2 years of library reference experience or related customer service experience.  Candidates should be able to supervise student workers on night, weekend and holiday shifts.  Candidates should also have knowledge, skills, and facility with both print and electronic resources; facility with new technologies; ability to work successfully in a team environment and individually; willingness to provide library instruction under the supervision of the Associate Librarian for Reference, Instruction, and Outreach; ability to work closely and effectively with students and faculty; good interpersonal and communication skills; and ability to participate in and initiate special projects.   

 

Additional Information:

Emmanuel College seeks to create a working and learning environment that reflect the society and community in which we are located, and we actively encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.
 

Application Instructions:

After submitting your resume with this application form, you will be prompted to complete an Applicant Profile where you will be able to upload your cover letter and list of references.

In order to be considered for this position, you need to submit all three documents: a resume, cover letter and a list of three references with phone numbers.

 

To view the full job description and apply, please click here. 

 

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Call for Submissions: Simmons SLIS Graduating Students Professional Support Rolling Award

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: Please include the following and send directly to sscslis@simmons.edu for review.

  • 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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Substitute Librarians, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is looking for substitute children's, teen, and adult services librarians. Our busy mid-sized library serves a diverse population of people with a broad catalog of needs. In one day visitors might ask for the telephone number of the CEO of a national company, directions to a local concert, help requesting scholarly books for a term paper, recommendations for the child or teen who is a reluctant reader, computer troubleshooting, how to learn English at the library, lessons on downloading ebooks, where they can 3D print, and how to get to the restroom. We embrace proven library practices in all of our services, programs, and collection development, while continually striving to enhance the library experience for the tech-savvy, 21st century patron.

Substitute librarians at the Watertown Free Public Library are part of a substitute pool and are called on to cover shifts when staff are on vacation or out sick. We also occasionally have special projects that substitutes will help complete. We need people who have availability for a variety of shift openings, but most frequently our shift needs are evenings and weekends. In general we are able to give a minimum of a two week notice for all coverage needs to help you plan (and more typically we plan 2-3 months in advance), but will also look for short term help in emergencies. Ideal candidates are willing to work a minimum of two shifts a month which is roughly 6-8 hours. This is a great opportunity for library school students looking for experience and seasoned professionals looking for some extra pocket money.

This position is for you if:

  • You have an MLS or are enrolled in an MLS program and have taken a reference course.
  • You are independent. You take responsibility for your professional development and hold yourself accountable.
  • You are curious and thoroughly informed. You ask questions and remember the answers. You use all of the information you have to make good decisions. You have a breadth of knowledge that is useful in librarianship.
  • You aren't afraid of failure, but won't make the same mistake twice.
  • You like technology. You use technology in your personal life and you're excited to play with new devices and learn new software. You know how to explain technology to other people in a way that they understand. You can troubleshoot problems as a first course of action before issues escalate.
  • You want to gain valuable experience in a busy public library that prides itself in providing excellent patron services and progressive development.
  • You believe in the mission of libraries. You want a job in public service.
  • Enjoy working with exuberant youth and their parents
  • Have familiarity with children's and/or Young Adult literature

To be considered for this role you have to be a librarian with an MLS or currently enrolled in a program and completed a reference course. Those interested in children's or teen services should also have taken a children's or young adult literature class. Strong customer service experience, whether it be in a library, bookstore, or restaurant, is a plus.

We welcome new graduates and seasoned librarians; it's not necessary that you've worked in a public library before as long as you believe in and want to be a part of the important work that public libraries do.

This is part time, at will position and does not include benefits. The hourly rate is $23 per hour.

Please email cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov.

 

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Academic Library Fellowship, University of Missouri - Kansas City, Kansas City, MO

The Public Services Division at Miller Nichols Library is delighted to offer Fellowships to a third cohort of library science graduate students or recent graduates. We seek a creative, curious, motivated individual who is new to librarianship and looks forward to developing a leading-edge skill set in academic librarianship, teaching, and e-learning. The Fellowships are situated in the main library at a mid-sized university in the heart of Kansas City's vibrant, socially-conscious, entrepreneurial community and are a perfect place to accrue an impressive breadth and depth of experience for your resume. Fellows will receive training for all job duties including teaching at the college level, instructional pedagogy, research service, outreach and engagement, and more. Fellows will develop or be assigned to projects tailored to their individual goals within the Libraries' innovative, university-wide information literacy program as well as other areas throughout the library. Our focus is on turning good Fellows into excellent librarians--100% percent of past Fellows now hold professional level positions (read their testimonials here)!

 

Appointment:

  • Term appointment, renewable dependent upon performance for up to approximately one year post-graduation.
  • .375 - .625 FTE (15-25 hours/week depending on candidate's availability)
  • Scheduled hours are highly flexible and will be established in conjunction with Fellows; hours primarily fall between 8 and 5 weekdays
  • Pay: $13.38 per hour with support for professional development.

 

Duties:

  • As a member of the Libraries' Research Essentials Team, plans and teaches information literacy instruction sessions, primarily for general education classes. Instruction training will be provided.
  • Completes assigned projects related to developing instructional materials or managing online instructional content and technology.
  • Answers reference questions at the service desk and through chat, email and text.
  • Collaborates with Outreach & Engagement team to plan and implement workshops, orientations, tours, and events. 
  • Assists with departmental project throughout the library as needed.
  • Other library duties as assigned.

 

Required Qualifications:

● Because this is a pre-career developmental program designed for students in Library Science, you must be a current student in an ALA-accredited graduate degree program for Library and Information Science to apply. We encourage  students to apply early in their degree programs.

● Service-oriented; willingness to go above and beyond.

● Dependable, mature, flexible.

● Good oral and written communication skills; highly comfortable with public speaking.

● Self-starter.

● Thrives in a team environment.

● Demonstrably high comfort level using computer and web applications; ability to quickly learn new software and programs.

 

You are:

  • Curious, creative, and motivated; compulsively following information leads to learn and grow and solve problems. The Wikipedia click-hole is your friend.
  • Organized and communicative, capable of keeping yourself and others on track in the midst of a fast-paced academic schedule. You can't live without your organizational tool of choice.
  • At home in a team setting, comfortable relying on others for help, collaborating on a high percentage of your work, and willing to pitch in any time.
  • An autodidact. You can teach yourself to do anything. Well, almost anything. You also know your limits, when to call uncle, and when to ask for a life line.
  • Productive and goal-oriented. Getting the job done is important, doing it well is paramount.

 

We are:

  • A high-energy, fast-paced team that values experimentation, creative solutions, and genuine customer service. Student-focused.
  • Excited to learn from you, committed to teaching you, and passionate about collaboration and teamwork.
  • Hard working, fun-having, and focused on excellence. Our supply of office coffee and chocolate does not run dry.
  • All about your professional development. We'll hook you up with opportunities to present, join committees, and get involved in your future profession. Plus funding.
  • Experts at ensuring that your online personal brand is tip-top.
  • Curious about YOUR goals. Have a great idea or a new project you want to develop? Great! Lead on, cadet!
  • Mentors. We've been there, we get it, and we're going to get really invested in your success and getting you your dream job.

 

Application Instructions: 

Application materials must be submitted online at www.umkc.edu/jobs. Applicants must combine all application materials into one PDF and upload as a resume attachment. Application materials must include:

  • Personal letter of interest
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • List of LIS coursework completed
  • List of references

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.).

 

Position will remain open until filled. Priority consideration will be given to applications receive by December 31, 2018.

 

For questions about how applicants apply, please call (816) 235-1621, or if you are experiencing technical problems, please call (855) 524-0002.

 

You may address your cover letter to: Dani Wellemeyer and Jess Williams. For inquiries, please contact 816-235-1531 or umkcula@umkc.edu

 

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(2) Part Time Reference Assistants, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The Northeastern University Library welcomes applications for part time reference positions to provide weekend reference service in Snell Library. Available shifts include alternating Saturdays beginning on Saturday January 12 (dates include Saturday 1/26, Saturday 2/9, etc.), and alternating Sundays beginning on Sunday January 13 (dates include Sunday 1/27, Sunday 2/10, etc.).  Shifts are noon-5pm.  Applicants may apply to fill either or both shifts.

 

Saturday and Sunday reference shifts are scheduled from 12-5, during which reference librarians handle inquiries in person, by phone, text, and chat, and work closely with staff at the Help and Information Desk to triage questions and ensure a positive user experience. This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience working with a truly diverse and international student body at a growing Research 1 institution. Northeastern students engage with a dynamic range of academic programs and disciplines with particular strengths in STEM, computer science, and business/entrepreneurship resulting in complex inquiries that require skillful navigation of information resources and library tools/services.  

 

Qualifications: Applicants should have an MLS from an ALA-accredited program or be enrolled in an MLS program. Applicants must have experience providing reference services in an academic, health, or other research library. Preference for experience with databases and specialized resources in business/entrepreneurship and STEM fields. 

Salary: $22/hour

 

To apply: email resume and letter of interest to G. Karen Merguerian, g.merguerian@northeastern.edu. Research and Instruction Services, Snell Library.  Applications will be reviewed as they arrive.

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Call for Papers: The Sixth Popular Culture Conference at the College of St. Joseph

In one of the most often quoted lines by Confucius, the world-renowned philosopher and scholar encourages his disciples to: "Study the past if you would define the future." To that end, the College of St. Joseph is seeking submissions for its sixth popular culture conference, to be held April 13, 2019 in the town of Rutland, Vermont. In the spirit of its home state of Vermont--a state renowned for preserving its long, rich history and pushing the boundaries of social progressiveness with equal vigor--the conference organizers at CSJ welcome the submission of abstracts for presentations that focus on the many relationships between preservation and progress. This conference is interdisciplinary, and we welcome a variety of approaches as well as formats, including (but not limited to): individual papers, panels, or roundtable discussions. 

Presentations might address questions such as:

- What are the tensions that arise between preserving history and maintaining social progress? 

- How is the tension between past/future represented in works of literary fiction (books, graphic novels, comic books), film, and television? 

- What does current popular culture have to say about the balance between preservation and progress?

- How are these relationships/tensions explored in specific genres(children's/YA, horror, sci-fi, dystopian, etc.)? 

- How do specialty areas like graphic novels/comic books and video game culture rely on the nostalgic aspect of history in creating new cultural artifacts and narratives? 

For consideration, please submit an abstract of approx. 250 words (as well as a brief bio) to popculture@csj.edu. Presentations should be limited to 15-20 mins. Abstracts must be received by Jan. 15, 2019.

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Call for Papers: CFP 47th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Information Science/L'Association canadienne des sciences de l'information

The movement of information across borders is of particular interest to information studies, both as this movement occurs through our own scholarly work and as a key phenomenon of information in the world. Focusing on information as action, as becoming informed, we draw attention to how data, facts, misinformation, perspective, or stories circulate in society. How do contemporary modes of communication enable or distort the transmission of information? How does information generated through lived experiences among one group of people leave that context and become meaningful to

people in another?

We see information flow and exchange as key elements of the Congress 2019 theme of "Circles of Conversation." CAIS/ACSI 2019 seeks to feature work that explores information in the context of dialogue, conversation, and exchange. We are particularly interested in work that shows the effect of information studies outside the academy or work that connects with knowledge and voices from outside the academy.

We invite papers and proposals representing diverse themes and methods related (but not limited) to the above theme. Consider the following topics:
• outreach
• conversation health & moderation
• relationship-building
• impact of initiatives outside the library/academy
• impact of the outside world within the library/academy
• knowledge translation
• decolonization and Indigenization
• challenge to established authority


Types of proposals

CAIS/ACSI welcomes proposals reporting on empirical, theoretical, and practice-based research. Proposals may be submitted in English or French. CAIS/ACSI will have overlapping dates with several related conference associations such as CAPAL/ACBAP. If you wish to propose a paper or panel for a shared session, please contact the conference organizers as you prepare your submission.

Papers: 20-minute oral presentations of completed or well-developed projects on topics suitable for publication in scholarly journals. Proposals reporting on completed or ongoing research will be given preference. Diverse and innovative perspectives (theoretical and applied) and methodologies are welcome. Proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract (approximately 1000-1500 words excluding references). Please use this template: CAIS-ACSI-2019-Abstract-Template.

Panels: One-hour oral presentations from three or more authors on emerging domains, trends, or contrasting viewpoints. Panels are an opportunity to engage in discussion of shared concerns including those not available in completed research or yet adequately recognized. We recommend three to five panelists plus a moderator and there will be an opportunity to modify the list of panelists after acceptance. Proposals should be in the form of an extended abstract (approximately 1000-1500 words excluding references), that identifies the topic to be discussed, provides an overview of the structure of the panel, and includes relevant qualifications and contributions of each participating panelist. Please use this template: CAIS-ACSI-2019-Abstract-Template.

Student-to-CAIS/ACSI and Best Paper by a Practitioner Awards: Paper proposals by graduate students and practitioners will be considered for these awards. The Student-to-CAIS/ACSI award includes a monetary prize. Both awardees will have the opportunity to publish the full manuscript in the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La Revue Canadienne des Sciences de L'information et de Bibliothéconomie. In order to be considered for these awards, please indicate if you are a student or practitioner in your proposal. Winners will be selected based on their extended abstracts. Details of the award, including previous winners, can be found at the CAIS/ACSI website at www.cais-acsi.ca.

Proposals will be evaluated on theory/methodology, clarity, impact/originality, and overall quality. Proposals will be received and reviewed using the EasyChair system:https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=caisacsi2019.


Doctoral Forum: We are pleased to invite students to the third annual Doctoral Forum. The Forum's goal is to provide students with an opportunity to present and discuss their research project, get feedback from senior researchers, and make connections with other doctoral students. Students at any stage of their doctoral program are invited to submit to the Forum.

Submission: 250-500 word abstract describing your research project.

Please be prepared to present on an aspect of your research for 5-10 minutes, which will be followed by discussion. More details will be provided upon acceptance.

To participate, please fill out the following submission form: https://goo.gl/forms/rD3Gb6k7knYYfWuk2.


The submission deadline for all proposals is January 22, 2019.


Authors will be notified no later than March 4, 2019. All presenters must register for the conference. Abstracts will be published on the CAIS/ACSI website once registration has taken place. Final versions must be submitted no later than April 30, 2019. Authors are also encouraged to submit full papers to the Canadian Journal of Information and Library Science / La revue canadienne des sciences de l'information et de bibliothéconomie.


Registration: The conference will take place June 3-5, 2019, as part of the 2019 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC (June 1-7, 2019). Registration will be available online through the Congress website (http://congress2019.ca/register). Congress 2019 will offer childcare options and family-friendly activities.


For further information, please contact the CAIS/ACSI 2019 Conference Co-chairs.

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Master's Course in International Librarianship - Summer 2019

International Librarianship - with optional study abroad in Costa Rica - Summer 2019 - ONLINE

Session I (J): Tuesday, May 28 - Friday, July 5, 2019 (6 weeks)

Instructor: Mr. Chris Hollister

This 3-credit course, offered by the Department of Library and Information Studies at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, will be taught online. The course will provide students with a broad and comparative understanding of international libraries and their practices in public, community, school, academic, and special libraries in non-North American settings. The course will also feature an optional experiential learning opportunity for students to travel to and explore libraries in non-North American countries; details and international travel destinations will vary by semester. In summer 2019, the travel destination is Costa Rica. Travel dates are July 13 - July 20, 2019. The expected cost to participate in this travel opportunity will be $2,400, which includes all lodging, breakfasts, and lunches; select dinners; airport pickup and drop-off (San Jose, airport code SJO); Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS) coordination, logistics, translating, and accompaniment; use of ICADS facilities; honorariums for lectures and site visits; and all in-country transportation.  

 

Course content will introduce students to the state of libraries and librarianship in local and regional contexts, and the influences of social, cultural, political, and economic factors. Emphasis will be given to the informational, educational, and recreational needs and interests of the diversity of library users and communities in different areas of the world. The course will also illuminate the impact of technology on internationalization and the free flow of information, and the emerging role of international information agencies.

 

  • Registration for LIS 503 will open in March, 2019.
  • Registration for the optional experiential learning trip to Costa Rica will open in January, 2019. Please email Chris Hollister (cvh2@buffalo.edu) to request that link.
  • Taking the LIS 503 course is not required to participate in the experiential learning trip to Costa Rica. However, the trip is limited to 10 students, and priority will be given to those who take the course.

 

For more information, please contact Chris Hollister (cvh2@buffalo.edu).

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Library Assistant, Boston Arts Academy, Boston, MA

Seeking a library assistant to work 10 hours per week to assist in the Boston Arts Academy High School Library. Hours available are from 11:30am - 4:30pm on Wednesdays and Thursdays. 

 

Tasks include shelving, processing new books, assisting students with homework, computers, printing, facilitating circulation, and other technology maintenance and troublshooting. Other duties as assigned. Great for individuals seeking experience in school library setting and who aren't shy about interacting directly with students. We are a small library, and everyone does a bit of everything, so it's an exciting opportunity to get experience in all parts of how a library works.

 

Areas of special interest include but not limited to:

-      Teen Services

-      Teen Arts Education

-      Dance

-      Music

-      Visual Arts 

-      Theater

-      Fashion Technology

-      Youth and Technology

 

Pay: $16/hr

 

Qualifications:

*Current student in a masters program for Library and Information Science. Ideally, you have taken coursework relating to serving teen populations.

*Experience in customer service roles and/or working with teen populations in any capacity

*Knowledge of Young Adult literature and trends

 

About our school:

Boston Arts Academy is the academic-blind arts high school for the city of Boston, serving grades 9-12. We are located in Dorchester, just across from the Fields Corner T stop on the Red Line. Please learn more about our school by visiting bostonartsacademy.org, and learn more about the library by visiting bostonartsacademylibrary.blogspot.com.

 

Email cover letter and resume, as well as any questions to Rose Marz, Library Director at rmarz@bostonartsacademy.orgbefore 12/28/18 to be considered for the position.

 

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Archives Interns, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

The Nantucket Historical Association's Research Library is offering two paid archives internships during summer 2019.

Working closely with the NHA's archivist, the Archives Interns will be exposed to all aspects of archives management and gain hands-on experience working with manuscript, photographic, and audiovisual collections. They will conduct specific processing and cataloging projects, document and refine existing procedures, and complete digitization of manuscript materials. The interns will also participate in the Research Library's reference desk schedule and respond to remote research queries. Based on the interns' interests, they may also develop collections-focused posts for social media, plan and propose outreach projects, or contribute to ongoing collections assessment work.

Requirements: Enrollment in or graduation from an ALA-accredited master's program; completed coursework in archival theory and practice or relevant experience with archival materials; solid time management skills; familiarity with descriptive standards and metadata schemas; excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills; ability to work independently, to seek clarification, and to offer suggestions when needed. Physical requirements include the ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Internships are full-time for ten-to-twelve weeks. Compensation includes a $2,500 stipend, housing and commuter pass.

Please send a cover letter that includes a description of how this internship aligns with your career goals, a resume, and two references to adurbin@nha.org. Deadline for applications is February 3.

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

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

The Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks a detail-oriented and self-motivated individual for the position of HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern. Reporting to the Digital Projects Archivist, the HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern will support the ongoing digitization of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Boston Port records.

 

Hours and Stipend

This is a six-month, part-time internship with the possibility of extension. The intern will receive a monthly stipend of $750.00 (part-time, 3 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month. Start date is negotiable but preference is by Monday, March 4, 2018.

 

Responsibilities

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

 

Required Qualifications

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

 

Preferred Qualifications

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

 

About the Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society

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

 

Application Instructions:

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Brittany Contratto at brittany.contratto@nehgs.org. Preference will be given to applications received by Wednesday, January 16, 2018.

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Visions of Italy Study Abroad Opportunity - Catholic University

The Visions of Italy course will be held May 26 - June 8, 2019. 
                 
Course Description:
The course is an introduction to the management and operations of religious and other cultural archives, records, manuscripts, objects and collections. Rome and Florence are home to a plethora of materials illuminative of the rich history of the region. Through readings, site visits, and meetings with professionals, students learn how Italian cultural professionals make resources known to various user groups. We explore public programs, outreach strategies, and digital and physical exhibits, studying the principles and practical elements involved in creating each. Instruction and site visits reveal the ways the application of such principles occur in existing institutions and apply learning in their public programming. 
Site visits include:   
Vatican Library 
Vatican Secret Archives
Capitoline Museums 
Ufizzi Gallery 
Duomo Museum 
Costs is the same for CUA and Non-CUA Students. 
 
Upcoming Information Session:  
 
Virtual Information Session: Monday, January 7, 2019  6:00PM EST 
You may join the Information Session by joining the meeting at: 
http://catholicu.adobeconnect.com/visions-info/
 
Please RSVP and send questions to Dr. Renate Chancellor at chancellor@cua.edu 

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Summer Internships, U.S. Department of Transportation, Washington, DC

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

 

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research Library and National Transportation Library (NTL), both located in the Washington, D.C. area, are seeking students pursuing MLIS degrees (or equivalents) for paid, full-time internships for the period June 3 - August 9, 2019. These internships are being offered as part of the United States Department of Transportation's Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG). The internships include a $5,000 stipend, along with travel (relocation) arrangements and shared housing for participants whose permanent residences are more than 50 miles away from their assignment locations. The deadline for submitting an application is January 22, 2019. 

For more information on the program, including requirements and application instructions, please see: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/education/stipdg.cfm.

If you have further questions about applying, please send an email to DOTSTIPDG@twc.edu

For questions about specific positions and projects, please refer to the contact information below.

 

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

 

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

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Perform simple and complex cataloging for print and digital publications; assign subject headings and call numbers.
  2. Look up agency publications to determine if they are in the catalog/repository and upload documents as necessary.
  3. Edit catalog and repository metadata to ensure accuracy and improved access to agency publications.
  4. Assist with other cataloging, collection, and research activities as needed.

 

Desired Qualifications:

Coursework and/or experience in cataloging; Familiarity and/or experience with MARC, RDA, Dublin Core, AACR2, and LC Subject Headings, Authorities, and Classification System; Experience searching bibliographic and research database/repositories; Excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills; Willingness to adapt to changing situations and take on new tasks; Ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.

 

ContactDeena Yerushalmi, deena.yerushalmi.ctr@dot.gov, 202-493-3058

Library Website: https://www.fhwa.dot.gov/research/library/

 

DIGITAL ARCHIVING INTERN (National Transportation Library, Washington, DC)

Metadata, Collection Analysis, and Digital Preservation

 

Responsibilities:

1. Identify, evaluate, and process legacy content of historical significance for long term digital preservation. Content may include audio files, research datasets, reports, still images, and memos. Migrate formats as needed to preserve usefulness, apply metadata, and add to transportation collections in NTL's digital repository. Assess records for duplication, metadata quality and adherence to NTL metadata policy. Create finding aids. Work with NTL Metadata Librarians on authority control projects, such as improving the integration of digital object identifiers into NTL systems.

2. Participate in workflow assessment for web-archiving. Work with NTL Digital Librarian and NTL Data Curator to develop a policy for transportation web content and identify best practices using Internet Archive's Archive-IT service.

3. Assist in furthering NTL's social media efforts to promote library resources and services.

 

Desired Qualifications:

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

 

Contact: Mary Moulton, mary.moulton@dot.gov, 202-366-0303

Library Website: http://ntl.bts.gov

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Response & Responsibility: Special Collections & Climate Change, RBMS 2019, Baltimore, MD

Response & Responsibility: Special Collections and Climate Change

RBMS 2019

Tuesday, June 18 - Friday, June 21, 2019

Baltimore, MD

The Rare Books and Manuscripts Section (RBMS) of the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) offers scholarships to subsidize first-time conference attendance by professional librarians, qualified paraprofessionals, and students. RBMS is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2019 RBMS Conference, Response & Responsibility: Special Collections and Climate Change, to be held in Baltimore, MD from June 18-21, 2019. The deadline to apply for scholarships is January 11, 2019 and applicants will be notified on or before March 1, 2019.

RBMS is committed to increasing diversity in its membership and the special collections and archives professions. Accordingly, several conference scholarships have been designated for applicants from underrepresented ethnic and racial groups or for those employed by institutions that primarily serve one or more of these groups. For more information about the RBMS commitment to diversity, please visit the RBMS website (http://rbms.info/diversity/). If you would like to donate to the RBMS conference scholarship program, you may do so when you register for the conference, or separately through the Friends of ACRL website (http://www.ala.org/acrl/aboutacrl/givetoacrl/donate/friendsacrl). For the Friends site, please remember to indicate that the donation is for RBMS conference scholarships.

Full and partial scholarships are awarded. Full scholarships include a waiver of the conference registration fee (up to $295 for professional and paraprofessional ACRL members, or $140 for full-time student members) plus a travel and accommodation stipend. Partial scholarships provide complimentary registration and may or may not include a stipend.

Eligibility

All candidates must be

  1. Currently enrolled in a library, information science, or archival studies program; a graduate of such a program; OR currently employed as a paraprofessional in a rare books, special collections, or archives capacity; and,
  2. Members of ACRL who have not previously attended an RBMS conference and who do not have sufficient institutional support to attend.

Criteria

The Scholarships Committee will take into consideration the following criteria when reviewing applicants:

  • Evidence of commitment to and interest in the special collections field
  • Interest in contributing to the profession
  • Potential to benefit professionally from attendance at the conference
  • Financial need
  • Member of an underrepresented racial or ethnic group, or employed by an institution that primarily serves one or more of these groups.

Requirements

Scholarship recipients are required to attend the entire conference and complete the conference evaluation. To help us ensure the ongoing improvement of the scholarship program, all scholarship winners will be required to submit a post-conference evaluation letter by July 31, 2019.

The deadline to apply is January 11, 2019 (11:59pm PST). Please see the RBMS Conference website for more details and to apply: http://conference.rbms.info/2019/scholarships/

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

The Buchanan Burnham Summer Scholars in Public History Program is open to students enrolled in a graduate program or preparing to apply. Candidates should have public history experience and familiarity with the early history and material culture of New England. Fellows lead public tours; assist with programs, exhibits and ongoing initiatives; attend training sessions and workshops; and participate in the daily operations of NHS. A significant portion of the fellowship involves a public history project that supports NHS initiatives. Fellows are responsible for offering a public program or writing a paper related to their project or research. NHS has the right of first refusal on any publication resulting from research produced during the fellowship. 35 hrs/wk/11wks, 5/28/19 - 8/9/19; $5,000 stipend; 3 positions available. Application deadline is March 1, 2019.

For more information and how to apply consult https://newporthistory.org/resource-center/academic-opportunities/fellowship-program/

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NEA Spring 2019: Together We Can

Attention New England Archivists members: you may apply for financial assistance to attend "Together We Can," the NEA Spring 2019 Meeting in Burlington, VT (April 4-6, 2019). "Together We Can" will focus on how archivists work with both records and users.
 
Both students and non-students may apply for assistance. Scholarships include registration for the Spring Meeting at the early-bird rate and up to $300 for travel and hotel expenses. The application period is now open, and the deadline for applying is January 15. More details and application information can be found at newenglandarchivists.org/Meeting-Travel-and-Session-Scholarships.
 
Eligible recipients will be chosen by random lottery. Details about the application and selection process can be found at the above links. Questions can be addressed to the Representatives-at-Large at repatlarge@newenglandarchivists.org.

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Call for Student Papers: Voices of the Future

The Serials Librarian 

Voices of the Future, a column in The Serials Librarian, features papers written by students enrolled in library and information science programs. 

We have published some outstanding student papers in the past and are now seeking new papers for publication in the column. Instructors are invited to recommend for publication in the column outstanding serials-related term papers or other works students have written for their LIS courses.

Please contact Rick Block, Editor, Voices of the Future, The Serials Librarian with any questions or papers for publication.

blockr@seattleu.edu

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Call for Participation: IIBI-UNAM Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Big Data

On November 4-8th comes the Third International Conference on Digital Archives. This time the conference will focus on:

Shaping the future: Artificial Intelligence and Big Data, for digital sound and hearing preservation.

That is why the call is open to participate in lectures, tutorials, posters, virtual lab, or through scientific and professional meeting. To do this we invite people to submit proposals no later than May 31, 2019.

Information and requirements to be met can be found at: http://iibi.unam.mx/ciadiii2018/

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Call for Applications: Lucille M. Wert Student Scholarship

Call for Applications: 2019 Lucille M. Wert Scholarship - Deadline: February 1, 2019

Designed to help a person with an interest in the fields of Chemistry and Information to pursue graduate study in Library, Information, or Computer Science, the Scholarship consists of a $1,500 honorarium. This scholarship is given yearly (to a qualified applicant) by the Division of Chemical Information of the American Chemical Society.

The applicant must have a bachelor's degree with a major in Chemistry or related disciplines (related disciplines are, for example, Biochemistry or Chemical Informatics). The applicant must have been accepted (or currently enrolled) into a graduate Library, Information, or Computer Science program in an accredited institution. Work experience in Library, Information or Computer Science preferred. 

The deadline to apply for the 2019 Lucille M. Wert Scholarship is February 1, 2019. Details on the application procedures can be found at http://www.acscinf.org/content/lucille-m-wert-student-scholarship.

Applications (email preferred) can be sent to: marge.matthews@outlook.com.

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Intern, Fallingwater Collections, Mill Run, PA

Fallingwater Collections Internship

Fallingwater, the architectural masterwork designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, seeks applications for its Judy Cheteyan Fallingwater Collections Internship. This year we seek a full-time residency intern to work exclusively with the archives collection.

Job Description: Working under the supervision of the Director of Preservation and Registrar, the Collections Intern will select one or more collections from the archives as a focused summer project. The selection will be based on diversity of content, and will be of a size and scope that can be successfully completed. Duties will include housing, organizing, and preparing a finding aid according to national standards for DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard) and EAD (Encoded Archival Description).

Projects Planned:

  • Continued cataloging of all Kaufmann Family correspondence and images, including digitization and PastPerfect database updates
  • Ongoing rehousing of archival materials, including architectural drawings
  • Condition reporting of a selection of collection objects

Qualifications: Recent graduate or current graduate student in Library and/or Information Science with a strong interest and relevant experience in archives with preference given to those with an interest and/or experience with photo archives.

Position Duration: Ten weeks, beginning June 3, 2019, and ending August 9, 2019. Interns will be expected to work during normal business hours (typically Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm), forty hours per week. July 4 is an unpaid holiday.

Location: Fallingwater is located in rural Mill Run, Pennsylvania (zip code 15464), and is approximately ninety miles from the Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT). Having a motor vehicle is strongly recommended as there are no stores or amenities within walking distance.

Pay: This is an hourly paid internship. Coed, shared housing is provided at no charge. Interns are required to provide their own food, linens, laundry supplies, and incidentals.

Application Process: To apply, email the following items to wpcjobs@paconserve.org and list Collections Intern in the subject line:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Two letters of reference (academic or employer)
  • Essay of 500 words on how participating in our internship program fits your academic and/or career goals

Application deadline: January 31, 2019

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Promising Pals 2018-2019, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Hello Graduate Students! Are you ready to be a pal?

The time has come to recruit for the 2018-2019 Promising Pals program!

The Promising Pals program is a mentoring/literacy pen pal program at the
James P. Timilty School, a Boston public middle school located in Roxbury that
serves grades 6-8. Pals will exchange at least four letters with a middle
school student between December 2018 and May 2019, and must be available to
attend the Promising Pals Breakfast hosted at the Timilty Middle School on May
31, 2019.

This community service opportunity is open to all graduate students, though all participants MUST be available to attend the Promising Pals Breakfast. Questions can be directed towards promising@simmons.edu.

If you are interested in becoming a Promising Pal for the upcoming school year, then please register by December 5th at the following link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MNGW82N

If you have any questions about and/or problems with the registration form (or
anything at all), please feel free to email promising@simmons.edu or call 617-
521-2235.

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Intern, MDT Library, Helena, MT

This is a Summer Internship position and all applicants must be enrolled in a College, University, or Tech School. If applicant is not currently enrolled in a College, University or Tech School the application will not be considered for a position. 

One intern will be hired from this posting; interns will work in the Research Bureau.


Interns do not receive benefits such as paid holidays, medical coverage, earned vacation, or sick leave.


Work schedule will be 40 hours a week during the summer.


Please check out the following link to view the 2018 MDT Library Intern experience:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5yP0sN7GlZs&index=3&list=PLxseor6I1x1GIQKli17N1jFAQHs-rk5-Z


Pay is determined by credit hours earned by the end of Spring semester 2019:


60-90 credit hours = $13.04 
91+ credit hours = $14.42

 

Unofficial transcripts are accepted.
 
Duties: The intern will be responsible for assisting with literature searches, helping to clean up the library catalog system, copying and creating records to add to our system, assisting with the management of our interlibrary loan program, contributing to the Summer Research Newsletter, making sure MDT research products are widely available online, and assisting with daily library operations.
 
There may be additional intern-initiated projects, depending on the library-related interests of the intern. Daily work activities include: copy cataloging of print materials; enhancing catalog records with tables of contents and summaries; shelf-reading; checking the collection for mis-shelved items; working on research guides; identifying useful resources that may be relevant for MDT Library patrons; assisting with finding literature needed by MDT employees.
 
Competencies: Knowledge and skills required for this position include strong attention to detail, organization skills, good communication, teamwork skills, and computer skills.


 

 
Qualifications: 
Must be currently enrolled in College, University, or Tech School at the time of application. Undergraduate applicants need to be at least entering junior year or have completed at least 60 hours. If an applicant is enrolled in a Tech School (2 year program) the credit minimum is 30 credits hours. Related majors include but are not limited to: library science, library media services, informatics/information science.
 
Must have demonstrated an interest in library work as a career. Only electronic applications will be accepted. If you need an accommodation with the application process please contact the HR office.
 
All documents for claimed Veteran or Disability preference must be received or date stamped by the closing date. You will receive an email with instructions on how to submit such documents.
 
Montana State Government does not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, or sexual orientation), age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, marital status, creed, political affiliation, veteran status, military service, retaliation, or any other factor not related to the merit and qualifications of an employee or applicant.

 

 
Applicant Pool Statement:  Not Applicable 
Training Assignment:  Not Applicable  

Salary: $ 13.04 - 14.42  Hourly 

Benefits Package Eligibility: Retirement Plan Optional 

Agency:  Department of Transportation 

Union:  000 - None 

Bargaining Unit:  000 - None  

Posting Date: Nov 29, 2018, 12:15:57 PM 

Closing Date: Jan 1, 2019, 1:59:00 AM 
Required Application Materials: Cover Letter, Resume, Transcripts  
Contact Name: Angela Murolo | Contact Email: amurolo@mt.gov  | Contact Phone: 406-444-6345 
The State of Montana has a decentralized human resources system and each agency is responsible for its own recruitment and selection process. An employee or applicant who needs a reasonable accommodation during the application or hiring process should contact the state agency human resources staff identified on the job listing as soon as possible or use the relay service by dialing 711. Montana Job Service Offices also offer support services including assisting applicants with submitting online applications.
To apply, click here.

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Rights & Permissions Research Intern, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

Do you enjoy research? Is your favorite part of writing research papers for class identifying sources? Are you interested in learning how to put your organizational and investigative skills to use in a museum setting? 

 

The department of Intellectual Property (IP) is primarily responsible for managing the Museum's digital and physical photographic archive of objects, events, galleries, and people relating to the Museum. 

 

IP is seeking a part-time volunteer intern who will assist in researching and communicating with individual and corporate rights holders for art works in the Museum's collection. The intern's work will directly support the Museum's mission to provide broad access to its vast collection of visual resources, while also respecting the rights of artists represented in the collection. 

 

Working under the direction of the Coordinator of Rights & Permissions, the intern will gain substantial experience related to the rights and reproductions management of an extensive photographic archive. The intern will not only complete copyright research, but will also learn about navigating the public domain and professional best practices regarding orphan works. 

 

Our ideal candidate is someone who is excited about discovering information and who can not only think outside the box in terms of sources (e.g. obituaries, town newsletters, etc.), but also critically evaluate the authority of sources. 

 

Please note that this is an administrative internship and may not be suitable for those seeking experience working with a practicing attorney or within a legal environment.

 

Responsibilities

  • Conduct research to identify and locate rights holders
  • Follow up with outstanding permission requests
  • Correspond with rights holders when instructed
  • Accurately record work and on-going research 
  • Edit database reports and assist department staff as necessary

 

Qualifications

  • Enrollment in and returning to an undergraduate or graduate program
  • Proven strong research and documentation skills 
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and accuracy 
  • Proven ability to work independently 
  • Excellent communication skills  
  • Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, and Internet Explorer 
  • Ability to prioritize duties and multi-task
  • Ability to commit to 15 - 20 hours, (preferably two whole days), per week through mid-April
  • Email a single document (Word or PDF) containing your cover letter and resume to: intern@mfa.org
  • Ability to attend orientation from 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on Sat, Jan 26, 2019 

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Interns, The Umbrella Community Arts Center, Concord, MA

Bring your Good Organizational Skills to Archive Art Photographs

The Umbrella Community Arts Center

 

Are you skilled at organizing photos?

What: Help the Umbrella's Education Department organize and cull their photo collection.

About the project:

Be part of the Education team and help us organize our photos to assist our marketing efforts. We are preparing to launch our newly expanded center as the result of a 20 million dollar capital campaign.

 

An exciting opportunity to build experience working with a booming, award-winning visual and performing arts organization. 

 

When: Flexible hours

 

Requirements: Good organization skills, reliable, can follow directions and work independently

 

Where: The Umbrella Annex, 57 ORNAC, or 49 Sudbury Road, Concord, MA, or remotely by arrangement after initial training and orientation.

 

Time commitment: flexible 5 - 8 hours per month; work remotely after attending a training / orientation at The Umbrella.

 

Number of Volunteers needed: 1 to 2 volunteers

 

Interested? Questions? Contact: Kathy Warren, Volunteer Coordinator, at kathy@theumbrellaarts.org

Bring your Interest in Marketing and the Arts as a Marketing Intern

The Umbrella Community Arts Center

Looking for an opportunity to get experience and use your art and marketing background?

 

Get hands on experience working closely with an accomplished marketing professional. Be part of the marketing process for launching our newly expanded center as the result of a 20 million dollar capital campaign.

 

Work in a creative setting, with 55+ working studio artists, an award winning theater program, a state of the art clay studio, and year round classes for students of all ages.

Work directly with marketing and other professional staff in all aspects of the program

 

Build your resume, references, and marketable skills

 

Participate in producing marketing materials, on-line social media posting and a wide range of media content.

 

Requirements: Good organization skills, experience creating and posting content one or more social media and online calendar platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Yelp, Wikipedia, and others; excellent interpersonal skills; reliable, can follow directions. Writing or photography skills a plus.

 

Where: The Umbrella community Arts Center, 49 Sudbury Road, Concord, MA.

 

Number of Volunteers needed: 1 intern / volunteer

 

Time commitment: flexible part time hours

 

Interested? Questions? Contact: Kathy Warren, Volunteer Coordinator, at kathy@theumbrellaarts.org

 

Bring your Social Media and Online Promotions Skills

To The Umbrella Community Arts Center

 

Are you savvy posting on Social Media?

What:  Help the Umbrella staff prepare and post approved content on Social Media platforms and online listings.

About the project:

Be part of the marketing process for launching our newly expanded center as the result of a 20 million dollar capital campaign.

 

An exciting opportunity to build experience working with a booming, award-winning visual and performing arts organization. 

 

When:  November 5, 2018

Preferred a 3-month commitment.

 

Requirements: Good organization skills, experience creating and posting content one or more social media and online calendar platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Yelp, Wikipedia, and others; excellent interpersonal skills; reliable, can follow directions, willing to sign a confidentiality agreement.

 

Where: The Umbrella Annex, 57 ORNAC, or 49 Sudbury Road, Concord, MA, or remotely by arrangement after initial training and orientation.

 

Time commitment: flexible 5 - 10 hours per month; work remotely after attending a training / orientation at The Umbrella.

 

Number of Volunteers needed:  2 volunteers

 

Interested? Questions? Contact: Kathy Warren, Volunteer Coordinator, at kathy@theumbrellaarts.org

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Assistantships, Graduate Research, Simmons School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA

Deadline Friday 11/30: Two SLIS Graduate Research Assistantships Available
Dr. Colin Rhinesmith, Assistant Professor in SLIS, is looking for 2 graduate research assistants (GRAs) to each work 10 hours per week ($20/hour) during the Spring 2019 Semester starting January 22, 2018 through May 12, 2019. The GRAs will have an opportunity to work on an IMLS (Institute of Museum and Library Services) grant-funded research project to examine how advanced broadband measurement capabilities can support the infrastructure and services needed to respond to the digital demands of public library users across the U.S. 
To learn more about the project, visit the IMLS website: https://www.imls.gov/grants/awarded/lg-71-18-0110-18
In addition, the graduate research assistants will each have one 3-credit course paid for by the grant in the Spring 2019 semester.
 
This is a great opportunity for two SLIS graduate students interested in digital inclusion, community engagement, and public libraries. The research assistants will be asked to complete the CITI Human Subjects Research Training, which will allow the students to work on various tasks such as: interviewing librarians and conducting focus groups with patrons; collecting and analyzing qualitative data; proofreading scholarly/professional writing pieces; collaborating with project team members at other institutions; helping to manage the budget; and other research and project coordination tasks detailed on our Schedule of Completion. Some travel to conduct the research may be required. 
There may also be an opportunity for the students to continue working on the research project beyond May 2019.
 
If you are interested in the position, please send Dr. Rhinesmith (crhinesmith@simmons.edu) a brief cover letter of interest (PDF) and a resume (PDF) by Friday, November 30, 2018. Please contact Dr. Rhinesmith if you have any questions.

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