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Thesis Processor (Temporary), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Digital Imaging Manager, and in close collaboration with staff of the Institute Archives and Special Collections (IASC), the Thesis Processor will process and check-in MIT paper theses. 

This includes preparing theses for the scanning unit, processing theses for transfer to off-site storage, and accessing and updating the thesis production database.  Additional responsibilities are required for digital copies of MIT theses. The Thesis Processor may be responsible for communicating with the MIT Community regarding theses to include policy-related inquiries, frequently asked questions, and monitoring related listservs or email lists.  The position will work collaboratively with staff from the Scanning Lab, Preservation Services, IASC, and MDCS.

The Thesis Processor could be assigned to other projects as necessary.

Qualifications:

Required

  • Minimum 6 months direct/related experience that provides an understanding of archives or library functions (post high school education can count toward experience).
  • Solid experience with MS Windows/Office computing environment, e-mail, and calendar systems.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and to interact effectively with a diverse group of people.
  • Excellent organizational skills with accuracy, attention to detail, and ability to manage competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as part of a team, and to exercise initiative and flexibility for successfully adapting and working creatively in a dynamic environment.
  • Well-developed problem-solving skills, including ability to identify problems, exercise good judgment in carrying out solutions, work under pressure, and tolerate ambiguity.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs, move boxes, push book trucks, and a tolerance for exposure to dust. 

Highly desirable

  • Strong technical skills including experience using database applications (particularly FileMaker Pro) and wikis. 
  • Experience with one or more of the following: cataloging records including OCLC searching; the ALEPH library system, DSpace; XML; metadata standards, including Dublin Core (DC).

Hours:

25 hours per week, Monday - Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. There is no flexibility in the number of hours but some in establishing schedule.

Hourly rate: $17 with no benefits

To Apply:

Interested parties may contact Jenn Morris, the Digital Imaging Manager for MIT Libraries, at j_morris@mit.edu. 

*This is a temporary position with a duration of at least six months and may be extended as necessary.  This temporary hire will be engaged through MITemps program, managed by our vendor partner, NextSource.   Incumbent will be subject to NextSource policies and procedures and eligible for limited benefits through the agency.

 

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Digitization Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seek a production- and service-oriented person to contribute to digital imaging activities for project scanning. This position provides the opportunity for using and developing technical and library skill sets related to imaging services and digital libraries, and is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a dynamic academic library setting. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of Metadata and Digital Collection Services (MDCS) program.
 
 
Responsibilities: 
  • Under the direction of the Digital Imaging Manager, the Associate works collaboratively with staff within MDCS and across the Libraries, shares knowledge of digital imaging operations and applications, serves as a resource to staff, and, may coordinate the work of other staff. 
  • The Associate follows best practices for imaging based on the condition of the material and the desired output, while performing digitization of historical or rare documents, which require a high level of care, accuracy, and security.
  • The Associate utilizes multiple types of imaging software such as Capture One Pro, Quickscan and Silverfast, along with various types of equipment to digitize materials; ex. automatic document feeder, slide/flatbed or digital camera systems; as well as applications such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat or PrimeOCR to perform advanced image processing.
  • The Associate performs post processing tasks such as cropping, embedding metadata and other tasks to prepare files for digital preservation in addition to Quality Control of both inhouse and outsourced projects, verifying that all requirements are met.
  • The Associate works with staff within and outside of MDCS to resolve complex problems, works with vendors to facilitate repairs, writes and maintains procedural documentation, and troubleshoots problems with software and hardware used within the unit.
  • The Associate works closely with their supervisor and other staff members to meet customer deadlines and production goals, while maintaining MIT Libraries' quality standards for all scanning activities.
 
Qualifications
 
Required 
  • Two years direct/related experience; post high school education can count toward experience, which provides understanding of scanning, image correction
  • Technical experience with digital imaging equipment (especially digital cameras)  and related Windows-based and Mac OS software applications such as Adobe Acrobat Professional, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel and Filemaker Pro.
  • Interest and affinity for learning, understanding and effectively using new software and technology.
  • Aptitude for accurate, detailed and quantitative work.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills, including ability to identify problems and carry out solutions independently or in collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and work with minimal supervision.
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Positive service attitude and excellent interpersonal skills with proven ability to work as an integral part of a service team and to interact effectively with a variety of people.
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility for successfully adapting and working creatively in a dynamic environment. 

 

Preferred 

  • Familiarity with digital imaging technologies and standards, including scanner technology, digitization workflow, imaging system troubleshooting, digital photography or image analysis and processing software. 
  • Experience in library, higher education and/or a customer service environment. 
  • Experience with Capture One Pro imaging software.
 
Hours: 35 hours per week, M-F, between 8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Some flexibility in scheduling is possible.
 
 
Hourly Rate and Benefits: $21/hour minimum; actual based on qualifications and experience. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health plans, a dental plan, tuition assistance and fully subsidized MBTA passes for local bus and subway service. The MIT Libraries affords a flexible and collegial working environment and provides opportunities for training and skill development.
 
 
Application Process: Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/; applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by May 20th, 2019; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect of a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions are encouraged to apply.
 

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IT Help Desk Analyst, Historic New England, Boston, MA

Classification: Part-time (eight to twelve hours per week, including weekend shifts)

Location: Historic New England office location TBD, or remote work

 

Description: Historic New England seeks applicants to join its growing in-house technology team. Successful candidates will have the right combination of technical skills, problem-solving ability, and friendly personality to provide efficient remote support to front-line staff at our historic sites and regional offices throughout the region. This is a part-time position, and will include regularly scheduled weekend shifts. Work may be performed remotely, and/or from one of Historic New England's offices.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provides help desk coverage during scheduled shifts.
  • Responds to help desk calls and tickets from end users throughout the organization, using telephone, screen sharing, and other communications technologies to provide real-time remote support, promptly resolving problems that impact line-of-business activities.
  • Periodically reviews outstanding tickets and works to address underlying concerns.
  • Identifies and escalates systemic issues for longer-term review and resolution.
  • Maintains familiarity with procedures for use of key business applications, including Tessitura, Microsoft Office, Cisco Call Manager/Unity Voicemail, etc.
  • Ensures that issues are documented in the help desk database, taking care that tickets are closed in a timely manner and that the resolution process is well-documented for future reference.
  • Develops and maintains documentation to reduce incidence and operational impact of technology issues.
  • Assists with system deployment and administration tasks as assigned.

 

Qualifications: This position requires excellent technology skills and the ability to learn new systems and applications quickly, along with a strong customer service focus and excellent verbal communication skills. The ability to provide technology training and support to users of varying skill levels is crucial. Candidates must have at least one year of related experience, and minimum of a high school diploma (or equivalent education).

 

Other preferred qualifications include previous work in a customer service-focused environment, previous experience managing user accounts and supporting users in a Windows-based computing environment, familiarity with basic principles of computer networking, and experience with Tessitura CRM system and/or other database-driven business systems.

 

This position may include occasional on-site deployment or troubleshooting activities at Historic New England sites. Valid driver's license and access to a motor vehicle is a plus.

 

Applications: Please send résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to Jobs@HistoricNewEngland.org by May 29, 2019.

 

Historic New England is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to supporting equality of opportunity and respect for diversity. We are committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all qualified persons without regard to non-work-related factors such as race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, national origin, gender identity, or sexual orientation.

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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 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 18 th 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 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.
  • Professional and courteous approach to working with a wide range of researchers and staff.
  • Requires excellent focus and close attention to detail.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • 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-June or July 2019

 

To Apply:

Application deadline: June 3, 2019

Submit cover letter, resume, and three references to:

Jennifer Fauxsmith, Research Librarian

jennifer_fauxsmith@radcliffe.harvard.edu

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Summer Student Intern, Joslin Diabetes Center, Boston, MA

We are seeking an enthusiastic candidate for a part-time or full-time position over the summer to assist in our study of nutrition in type 1 diabetes. Here at Joslin Diabetes Center, the student will have the opportunity to be a part of a research project team, as well as interact with foremost researchers in the Diabetes field.  Their contributions may eventually help advance insights into preventing complications in type 1 diabetes, and they may be part of the authorship when the project culminates in publications. 

 

Summer Student Responsibilities

  • Sort through and organize Food Frequency Questionnaires that have been collected for about 600 study participants.
  • Data entry of hard copy questionnaires into our database.
  • If the above is completed, and depending on time and interest, the student can participate in literature search, data management and analysis. 

 

Summer Student Requirements and Qualifications

  • High school degree or equivalent; must be enrolled in an accredited university/college program to receive credit.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Self-motivated and able to work without supervision.
  • Ability to meet deadlines. 

 

If interested, please send your resume to Hetal Shah, hetal.shah@joslin.harvard.edu

 

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Coding, Robotics & STEAM Instructor, Coding Butterfly, Newton, MA

Teachers are a huge part of what we do at Coding Butterfly.

They are the reason we are successful, and students are prepared for their futures! We are looking for summer camp counselors to uphold the culture and ideals of Coding Butterfly. More specifically, we are looking to hire 5-10 energetic individuals to teach our Summer Camp programs that are offered to students ages 8-14, so a fun and bubbly personality is helpful.

 

Teachers will work closely with the Program Director to learn the curriculum and implement it according to Coding Butterfly company standards. Teachers are responsible for creating an inviting and engaging atmosphere that allows students to learn in a fun way. Teachers will closely follow lesson guides provided by Coding Butterfly. Teachers should communicate effectively with the Program Director, other staff, students, and parents when necessary. Teachers always need to have a positive attitude and act professionally.

 

Ideal candidate:

  • You grew up using technology and gravitated to it early, possibly taking courses or even majoring with a technical degree (i.e. Computer Science, Engineering, Technical Education, App, Games or Robotics Development, 3D Design).
  • Your curiosity and desire to learn about coding, games development, and robotics is strong.
  • You have a passion for evangelizing tech and sharing your experiences with others, and you recognize the impact your contributions can make on the next generation growing up today.

 

  • Previous experience in teaching or other educational fields
  • Strong classroom management skills
  • Ability to build rapport with students
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong leadership qualities

 

Our fun and educational enrichment class curriculum includes the following software. Past experience with the software is a plus, but not required.

  • Minecraft
  • Roblox
  • Scratch
  • Python
  • Javascript
  • HTML & CSS
  • Kodu Game Lab
  • GameMaker
  • Lego WeDo Robots
  • Edison Robots

 

Requirements:

Willingness to have a background check and fingerprint clearance

Teach 2 to 5 classes a week

 

To view the full position and begin the application process, please visit the following link.

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Cataloging Intern, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

The Technical Services Department at the State Library of Massachusetts is offering an unpaid volunteer internship for a current Simmons cataloging student interested in gaining practical cataloging experience in a unique library setting. The internship will focus first on RDA copy cataloging of print monographs and then will focus on RDA original cataloging of print and electronic monographs and serials, the majority of which will be Massachusetts state government publications.  

 

The internship requires a minimum commitment of eight hours per week, starting immediately and continuing through the end of the summer, with the possibility of extension. Schedules are negotiable within the department's operating hours of Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.

 

The State Library is conveniently located in downtown Boston in the Massachusetts State House, one block from the Park Street MBTA station.

During the internship you will: 

  • Learn how to use cataloging software (OCLC Connexion and Evergreen ILS)
  • Learn the basic rules and standards for cataloging (RDA and MARC)
  • Edit existing cataloging records for monographs
  • Create original cataloging records for monographs and serials
  • Apply barcodes and call number labels to the newly cataloged materials
  • Shelve the materials that you have cataloged

 

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to:

Laura Schaub

Cataloging Librarian

State Library of Massachusetts

laura.schaub@mass.gov

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Fisher Fine Arts Intern, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

The Fisher Fine Arts Library is offering an internship program to current MLS students interested in subject-specific librarianship. The internship is an opportunity for the library to offer leadership while benefiting from support to the library's research, instruction, and outreach programming.


Responsibilities:

  • Assist with iPad lending program
  • Develop library programs such as workshops, events, and exhibits
  • Contribute to web archiving
  • Assist with class-based reference and instruction
  • Promote the library through social medial
  • Develop library guides relating to visual literacy.


Requirements:

  • Enrollment in ALA-accredited graduate program in library-information science, though students in other graduate programs will be considered.
  • Strong academic background and public service orientation.
  • Ability to learn quickly, work independently.
  • Experience needed:
    • Handling collections
    • Outreach initiatives
    • Metadata schema and standards
    • Blogging and social media platforms
    • Knowledge of arts or design disciplines


Availability: One, one-year position available starting 08/01/2019

Hours: 15 hours per week, between 9 am and 5 pm weekdays.

Salary: $15 / hour.


To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to:

Patricia Guardiola

pguar@upenn.edu

Use subject line "Fisher Fine Arts Library Internship."


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

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Biomedical Library Intern, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

The University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Library seeks an energetic Intern to participate as a full member of our Information Services team, receive mentoring by our progressive and seasoned team of professional librarians, and jumpstart your career as an information professional! The Biomedical Library operates as an integral part of the Penn Libraries system and provides cutting-edge research services and information resources for the University of Pennsylvania Health System; the Perelman School of Medicine, including Biomedical Graduate Studies; the School of Nursing; masters programs including the interdisciplinary Master of Public Health; and the Department of Biology.


Responsibilities include:

  • Participate in Biomedical Library's week-day reference rotation schedule by providing reference and consultation services to patrons (faculty, staff and students) in-person, by phone and virtually (e-mail and chat).
  • Participate in Biomedical Library's virtual weekend reference rotation, which can be done remotely.
  • Assist team of professional librarians with projects relating to:
  • Systematic Reviews of the literature
  • Mobile resources and social media
  • Bioinformatics
  • Research impact assessments and knowledge management
  • Consumer health partnerships, programs, and outreach
  • New technologies and resources
  • Course-integrated instruction and library-sponsored workshops and presentations
  • Online tutorials and courseware
  • Research guides
  • Contribute to the library's social media accounts
  • Tell us your ideas for self-defined projects in your area(s) of interest!


Qualifications:

  • Current graduate student in ALA accredited library or information science program or related discipline.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Service orientation.
  • Tech-savvy.
  • Experience or interest in searching health sciences databases.
  • Experience or interest in participating on research projects.
  • Attention to detail.


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to the attention of: Manuel de la Cruz Gutierrez, PhD, MLS

dmanuel@upenn.edu

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


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

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Call for Submissions: ASIS&T SIG-AH Student Research Award

SIG AH is seeking previously unpublished research for a Master's or PhD Student Research Award including a free ASIS&T membership and cash prize up to $500!

The theme, "Games and Information Science," invites participation from a variety of theoretical and empirical perspectives on the topic. We encourage graduate-level submissions from a broad range of disciplines including the arts and humanities, digital humanities/new media, library and information science, and computer science. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Archiving games
  • Classifying, cataloging, and/or describing games
  • Teaching with games
  • Gamification
  • Games and digital collections
  • Game communities


Who is Eligible?

Anyone who is currently a PhD or Master's student. Students who are graduating in Spring 2019 may apply.

Submissions can be made as a single author or a group of authors, including collaborations between students from different institutions. All submitted works should be previously unpublished. Authors do not need to be members of ASIS&T. All research is expected to be purely the students' work. Authors are required to secure any necessary permissions related to research findings from internships or collaborative projects being used in this research competition.


Submission Requirements & Selection Criteria

While the contest theme, eligibility, and submission criteria are flexible and invite creativity, research papers should show an appropriate level of graduate research and should include an advanced theoretical or empirical discussion, methodology, and analysis.

Research paper submissions should relate to the 2019 theme (Games and Information Science) and must adhere to the following guidelines:

  • Word .doc or .docx format
  • Cover page with title, author names, institutional affiliations, and abstract of 250 words or less
  • 10 single-spaced pages or less (approximately 4,000 words), 12 pt. font, using APA citations and bibliography. Tables, graphs, images, etc. may appear within the body of the text.
  • No headers or footers (with exception of page numbers)
  • Author names should not appear anywhere in the main text.

Submission details should be provided via electronic form and final papers emailed by the May 19, 2019 deadline (details below).

A panel of judges will select award winners based on the following criteria: relevance of topic to the contest theme, originality of research and approach, and quality of student writing. Papers not meeting the above requirements may be excluded from the contest.


Awards

One (1) student paper may be awarded the Master's Student Research Award or the PhD Student Research Award, including a monetary prize of up to $500 and a 1-year ASIS&T membership.


Submission and Deadline

Authors are invited to submit papers, based on the requirements and selection criteria above, by filling out the form at https://goo.gl/forms/pH2HoP8rMsqbHc3Q2 and emailing the document to ASIST (dot) SIGAH (at) gmail (dot) com before 11:59 pm PST, May 19, 2019. Please ensure the information submitted on the web form matches the title and author name on the submitted final paper. Award winner will be announced in June 2019.

If you have any questions, please email ASIST (dot) SIGAH (at) gmail (dot) com. 

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Special Collections Library Summer Intern, Haverhill Public Library, Haverhill, MA

The Haverhill Public Library Special Collections Department is seeking an intern to help process the local cartes-de-visite and cabinet cards by adding them to our Senter Digital Archive. This is an opportunity for hands on work in a large archive within an urban public library while giving the student the opportunity to work with 19th century photos while applying LCSH and LCHAF standards when cataloging. The intern would work independently, but with supervision from the Special Collections Librarian.

 

Those who are interested in looking for archival experience while working with unique pieces of history please apply! Send your resume to Amanda Levy at alevy@haverhillpl.org, and reach out with any questions.

 

Location and Hours

The Haverhill Public Library is located north of Boston at 99 Main Street, Haverhill, MA 01830. Internships are available on a flexible schedule of 8-10 hours during regular business hours (9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday) with the exception of Tuesday mornings. For informational purposes, the library is also open on evenings and weekends but these time slots are not available to host internships. 

 

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Part-Time Audiovisual Archives Intern, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Boston, MA

Interns in the Audiovisual Archives of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library primarily assist staff in answering reference requests and making reproductions of audiovisual materials. The intern's primary responsibility will be working directly with off-site patrons, which requires excellent research dexterity and customer service skills. Patrons may include anyone from film producers to publishers to independent researchers, and requests cover a wide variety of topics and media. Ability to handle multiple inquiries at once, prioritizing needs according to deadlines, and initiative to start new requests are key factors to a successful internship.


In the course of their duties, interns will use digital resources such as the public online digital archives and the JFK Library's digital asset management system, Documentum. Interns will also handle original photographs, negatives, ¼" reel-to-reel audio tape, and motion picture film, among other analog media.  In fulfilling reproduction requests, AV archives interns may learn to use the video edit suite, the digital audio workstation, and the photo scanning station. When reference demands are light, there may be limited opportunities for special projects depending on the intern's interest and the archives' needs. 


The Audiovisual Archives has an opening for one intern to work 16 hours per week.  Please include the following materials in your application:

  • Cover letter stating why you are interested in an internship in the Audiovisual Archives and expected graduation date. Please include the listing number, 19-AV-02, in the cover letter.
  • Résumé
  • Unofficial transcript
  • Letter of recommendation
  • Application form (attached)


Application deadline is midnight, 19 May 2019. Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Applications are accepted electronically with the subject line stating "AV Internship Application-19-AV-02-[Your Name]" to Maryrose.Grossman[at]nara.gov.


Candidates must be US citizens currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program, ideally in archival studies, public history, or a program in media arts with a strong audiovisual focus. Interns will receive a monthly stipend (e.g., $750 for part time, 16 hours/week) paid on the 15th of the month. The internship will begin on/around 17 June 2019. Available hours are Monday through Friday, 9-5:00. Preferred candidates will be open to continuing through autumn 2019.

 

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

Harvard Law School Library is looking for one Bibliographic Researcher and one 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.  

 

Up to 14 hours a week.  Times and days are generally flexible. 

 

To Apply

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

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Project Archivist, Millis Public Library, Millis, MA

The Millis Public Library seeks candidates for a temporary, part-time Archivist who will be responsible for the processing and digitizing items from the library's local history collection. Schedule is flexible within normal business hours. This is a grant-funded position that reports to the Library Director.


Preferred Qualifications Include: 

  • MLIS or MLIS Student
  • Specialization in archives management
  • Completed coursework in archival standards and best practices
  • Knowledge of digitization, library catalog systems, computer hardware, and software
  • Familiarity with the OAIS Reference Model
  • Familiarity with intellectual property rights


Duties Include: 

  • Managing digitization process of selected items in the library's Local History collections
  • Processing records to archival standards and performing basic preservation functions when necessary
  • Improving digital access to collections through appropriate application of standards
  • Training and managing volunteers
  • Identifying opportunities for future projects
  • Submitting reports as requested by Library Director
  • Carrying out other duties as assigned


Schedule:

10-15 hours per week
Flexible schedule during normal business hours
Compensation:
14.79/hour, non-benefited position


To Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter to Kim Tolson, Library Director at ktolson@minlib.net.
Position open until filled. No phone calls.

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Intern/Independent Study Opportunity, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA

Mass. Eye and Ear is a Harvard teaching hospital specializing in ophthalmology and otolaryngology. We are consistently rated in the top five (and often #1) in the country in our specialties. The library supports the entire MEE community, including doctors, researchers, nurses, allied health, administration, and patients.

The Howe Library would love to host a Simmons GSLIS student as an intern, or as part of an independent study program. We could host students in two areas:

 

  1. An Archives student. MEE began in 1824 as the Boston Eye Infirmary, initiated by two young doctors who decided to take it upon themselves to treat the eye diseases of the Boston poor at a free public clinic. The Abraham Pollen Archives contain the historical records and papers of the hospital, including Annual Reports from the 1800's to the present, many old case reports, an extensive photograph collection, an instrument collection, board records, and other hospital records.

 

  1. Any student interested in medical librarianship. We are a small two person library, so we have broad and diverse duties encompassing the provision of evidence-based information, in-depth reference service (including systematic reviews), user instruction, cataloging, document delivery and other duties. A student could get a very good idea of what the day to day responsibilities of a medical librarian would entail.

 

These would be un-paid positions, but could possibly be used for class credit for classes such as LIS 501 - Internship in Library and Information Science or LIS 502 - Archives Field Study.

 

Massachusetts Eye and Ear is conveniently located one block from the Charles/MGH station on the Red Line. The intern can set their own hours, within the hours of 8:30am - 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

 

If interested, please contact Library Director Louise Collins.

 

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Archive Interns, The Lesbian Herstory Archives, Brooklyn, NY

In operation since 1974, The Lesbian Herstory Archives is the world's oldest and largest collection of archival, bibliographic and multimedia materials by and about lesbians and the lesbian experience.

 

We offer research assistance, tours, exhibits, programs, document delivery and events that are open to the public including the Lez Create bi-weekly workshop, Little Rainbows monthly story-time and a 3 month Lesbian Studies course each semester.  We are currently in the process of planning for World Pride and Stonewall 50 including a number of exhibits in conjunction with the New York Historical Society, Brooklyn Museum of Art, Leslie-Lohman Museum & Special Collection based installations such as "Keeping On: Black Lesbian Lives" & "Salsa Soul Sisters". We are also developing a brand new website and searchable online catalog.

LHA is an all-volunteer run, 501(c)3, non-profit educational organization that receives no government funding and is reliant upon private org/individual donors, volunteers and interns.

 

This summer we are looking for 10 interns to work on the following projects:

  • Photography Collection Inventory
  • Graphics Collection Cataloging & Imaging
  • LP Album Collection Cataloging & Preparation for Off-site Preservation Storage
  • Video Collection Cataloging & Preparation for Off-site Preservation Storage 
  • Button Collection Cataloging & Imaging

 

Internship Goals:

Interns will gain practice in preparing print and non print materials, working with several online catalogs and bibliographic utilities and creating online collections.  

 

Requirements:

  • Interns must be available at least 2 days per week (a minimum of 10 hours per week).
  • Interns must demonstrate familiarity with/interest in lesbian activism, history, cultural creations/movements
  • Interns should be familiar with working in a PC environment and the use of regular office machines (copier, scanner, fax machine, answering machine)

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with Wordpress, Dropbox, Google Sheets, Excel, Zoho or another spreadsheet app
  • Strong typing, spelling and grammar skills
  • Patience and accuracy with repetitive tasks
  • Ability to work well independently and in a group setting
  • Ability to communicate frequently and effectively in an online setting (email, chat, group list)

 

LHA is looking for students with a strong affinity for the arrangement and organization of materials, sound critical thinking skills and an interest in providing better/broader access to materials by and about the herstory of lesbian activism, creative contributions and everyday lives.

If you are interested in applying to be a Spring or Summer intern please send an email with your cover letter (outlining your experience and interest in LHA ) to lha_interns@earthlink.net. Please attach your resume as a PDF document. Your cover letter should be the body of your email. LHA can't provide housing for interns.

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Summer 2019 Knowledge Management Intern, Abt Associates, 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 the following link. 

Questions? Please reach out to Katherine Smith at Katherine_Smith@abtassoc.com.


Opportunity

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.

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Research Library Intern, Abt Associates, Cambridge, MA

Abt Associates is looking for a current MLIS student to support Abt's library services. The Abt Research Library provides support to all of our employees around the world on their research and technical work. The paid internship will provide a great opportunity to learn about a variety of library activities and gain experience working with patrons in a specialized library setting. The intern will assist with a variety of tasks associated with the Abt Research Library services which include:

  • Respond to reference questions, literature searches and other research requests
  • Organization of Abt's print and digital collections
  • Support interlibrary loan retrievals

The intern will be given the opportunity to work with staff across Abt under the direction of the Abt Research Librarian.


Preferred Skills / Prerequisites

  • Enrolled in a library science program
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently
  • Familiarity with library databases and some reference experience
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written


To apply, please visit the following link. 

Questions? Please reach out to Katherine Smith at Katherine_Smith@abtassoc.com.


Opportunity

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.

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Conservation Technician, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

School/Unit: Harvard Library/Collections Care

Department: Preservation Services

Full or Part Time: Full Time

Hours Per Week: 35

Start and End Dates: June 3-August 30, 2019

Schedule: Monday-Friday, between 8am and 5pm


Summary

Under the supervision of the Collections Conservator and according to established treatment procedures and production standards, contributes to the conservation of general/circulating collections by performing the following duties:


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Constructs or modifies appropriate protective enclosures for fragile and/or vulnerable library materials. Uses established techniques that promote quality and productivity. Keeps accurate statistics on all treatments performed.
  2. Uses labeling program to create accurate labels for protective enclosures or books.
  3. Handles all materials in a manner consistent with preservation policies and established library practices.
  4. Performs routine laboratory maintenance procedures.
  5. Performs quality assurance checks on materials returning from the commercial library bindery.
  6. Demonstrates open and honest communication, an attitude of respect and inclusion, and a positive approach in carrying out duties and responsibilities. Participates in the resolution of problems.


Basic Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Excellent communication skills required, both oral and written. Legible handwriting.
  • College degree preferred


Additional Qualifications

  • College degree preferred
  • Formal or on-the-job training in bookbinding or book conservation preferred
  • Capacity to read and interpret documents such as bibliographic data
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a high degree of accuracy and precision in a production setting
  • Ability to work collaboratively, initiate and adapt to change, and be flexible
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work productively in a team environment with minimal supervision
  • Ability to perform repetitive work tasks with overall accuracy, effectiveness and attention to detail
  • Experience with MS Windows-based software preferred


Physical Demands

  • Regularly lifting and moving loads weighing in excess of 40 pounds.
  • Ability to handle sharp tools and small instruments, work in a fume hood, climb step stools and small ladders, and operate heavy equipment (board shears, book presses, power cutters, etc.)
  • Use of appropriate safety measures, as tasks may involve exposure to dust and mold or the use of light solvents
  • Standing for extended periods and/or bending, walking, and sitting
  • Ability in close vision and color vision
  • Routine use of photocopiers, scanners, and computers


Work Environment

  • Work is typically performed in one of multiple conservation spaces
  • The noise level is usually moderate
  • Exposure to dust and mold possible


To apply, send cover letter and resume to ltelepak@fas.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, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

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Archives/Special Collections Intern, Nichols House Museum, Boston, MA

The Nichols House Museum seeks an archival intern for the summer of 2019 to assist with an inventory of its special collections. The intern will be responsible for inventorying the Museum's archival collection (6 linear feet) which include family papers, diaries, account books, photographs, and other ephemera. This project will also incorporate updates to finding aids and the accessioning of new account books recently acquired. The intern will also assist in curating and digitizing select highlights from the Nichols Family Papers. Interns are asked to assist with tours and applicants should be comfortable speaking in front of visitor groups. 


This internship is well-suited for students pursuing advanced degrees in library and information science. Students of history, museum studies, material culture studies, and other related fields may be considered provided they have experience working with archival collections. 


This internship requires a minimum commitment of 7 hours per week and is an unpaid opportunity. 


To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to lcunningham@nicholshousemuseum.org

 

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Marketing Intern, Simmons Dining Services, Boston, MA

Position Description

The marketing intern will assist in marketing plan development, graphic design, meal plan / declining balance sales, and research.


Reporting Relationships: Reports to Dining Managers and District Marketing Manager

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Marketing or Hospitality Major, Strong Communication Skills, Creativity, Financial Analysis, Social Media Marketing, Computer Skills, Basic Graphic Design, Effective Multi-Tasking, Sales, Current Student of the University


Leadership Competencies

            Business Acumen: Demonstrates understanding of business principles

            Leveraging Differences: Seeks to leverage different working styles to accomplish the best possible business results; Actively seeks and considers diverse perspectives

            Organizational Collaboration: Cooperates as a team member and collaborates with others

            Disciplined Execution: Manages multiple priorities and tasks; Takes initiative


Key Responsibilities

  • Assists the Dining Team in driving participation, traffic and sales in residential and retail locations through development and execution of events and promotions, working with foodservice staffs to insure implementation, and the post-activity analysis.
  • Is an active participant on the Food Service Advisory Board or Food Service Committee.
  • Acts as an ambassador for Dining Services by participation in dining events and meal plan and declining balance campaigns, helping to conduct secret shops and focus groups; providing general, informal solicitation of student feedback; and supporting the business office.
  • Maintains Aramark's Social Media marketing platform by developing a strategy that is clear, concise, and meaningful; implementing measurable posts; and working closely with Dining's leadership.
  • Conducts research for various projects throughout the academic year, including data collection regarding traffic patterns, competitive analysis, catering, and retail, customer service surveys, intercept surveys, and DiningStyles surveys.


Hourly Rate: TBD

Length of Internship: 10 weeks

Contact:  Richard Cody, Simmons Dining Services

Cody-richard@aramark.com

 

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Resource Center Assistant, National Rural Transit Assistance Program, Woburn, MA

The National Rural Transit Assistance Program (National RTAP), a program funded by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), provides free technical assistance and training materials to rural and Tribal transit providers and state program managers, as well as a Resource Library and other services through a Resource Center.

We are looking for an organized, detail-oriented person to maintain our shipping center and assist with other product and library tasks as needed. Additional tasks may include database cleanup, link-checking, and software application testing.  This will be a job-sharing position with another Resource Center Assistant working Mon, Tue and Thu.  Training will be provided.


Job title: Resource Center Assistance

Reports to: Resource Center Manager

Hours, Non-exempt/part time, 10-16 hours per week, working on Wednesdays and Fridays

Compensation: $12-17/hour based on experience


Essential qualifications:

  • Good computer and Internet skills
  • Knowledge of basic MS Excel functions and experience using Excel
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Knack for organization and recordkeeping
  • Willingness to perform repetitive tasks, including manual compilation of book/disc training modules
  • Experience working in a professional office setting
  • Ability to move boxes of books, which may weigh up to 50 lbs.  Ability to stand on step-stool to shelve books.
  • Strong customer service skills in personal, phone and email communications


Preferred skills:

  • Experience working in library circulation, technical services, or a similar position is desirable.
  • Consideration will be given to candidates studying for a career in library science.


Minimum education:

High school diploma or GED


What we can offer you:

  • Experience in a small office setting with a nationally-known government program.
  • A flexible schedule - you can work between 5-8 hours on Wednesdays and Fridays.
  • Possibility of paid conference attendance.
  • Perfect for a student or recent graduate.


To apply: Email your cover letter, resume, and references to Cara Marcus, Resource Center Manager, cmarcus@nationalrtap.org. Position open until filled.


For more information about National RTAP, visit www.nationalrtap.org. We are located at 5 Wheeling Ave, Woburn, MA 01801.

 

National RTAP does not discriminate by race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

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MPH Graduate Assistant, Simmons University, Boston, MA

The Simmons Master of Public Health Program is seeking a Graduate Assistant to support the ongoing growth and operations of this new online graduate program focused on advancing health equity. The student will work 12-15 hours per week, and will report to Dr. Shelley White, MPH Program Director and Professor Verma-Agrawal, MPH Assistant Program Director.


The position will involve, but will not be limited to: project management, communications and program support (i.e. compiling and design of reports and accreditation materials, preparation of marketing materials); program research (i.e. gathering data on curricula, accreditation requirements, learning frameworks, etc.); and administrative supports and meeting management (i.e. scheduling, notetaking, hospitality, etc.). This position offers the exciting opportunity to learn about and support the operations of new educational programming, and to support the advancement of public health, health equity, and social justice.


The position will begin as a summer post, from May-August of 2019, with potential for future or continuing work hours in the fall, contingent upon program needs and student performance as a Graduate Assistant and in the student's graduate program. Students must be enrolled in at least two courses (8 credits) and must maintain a grade of "B" or better in each course to be eligible.


Requirements:

  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines
  • Strong analytical, problem solving skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience with technology and research methods
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of MS office, Google Drive, Adobe Acrobat (working knowledge of Publisher or similar software would be a plus)
  • Ability to provide support to multiple faculty members
  • Professionalism in working with faculty and staff and in managing confidential matters


To Apply:

Please send a resume and a cover letter to Shelley White at shelley.white@simmons.edu.

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

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Part-Time Metadata Assistant, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The Northeastern University Library is seeking a metadata assistant for a part-time temporary position. The assistant will create and enhance MODS records for the library's digital collection of texts and images. The work will include creating descriptive MODS metadata via spreadsheets as part of the digitization workflow, and creating/enhancing MODS XML metadata using Oxygen. The position requires some experience in MODS and Oxygen, and knowledge of LCSH and name authorities. The right person will be detail-oriented and have the ability to work with minimal supervision in collaborative environment.

 

Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS or equivalent
  • Experience with MODS and Oxygen
  • Knowledge of LSCH and name authorities
  • Attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work independently
  • Strong communication skills

 

Hours:

10-17 hours a week.  Hours can be flexible, but must fall between 9AM and 5PM, Monday-Friday.

 

Pay Rate: $14 per hour

 

Contact: Send resume and cover letter to Stephanie Hudner at s.hudner@northeastern.edu.

 

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action Title IX employer. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

 

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Closed-Captioning Specialist and Moodle Production Support, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Supervisor: Courtney Bohr

Department: Simmons Online

Ext: x2648

Note: This position is for current Simmons College students only - preferred graduation date of Spring 2020 or later


Duties and Responsibilities:

There are three components to this position:

1. Manage closed captioning requests on behalf of Simmons faculty

2. Caption video content

3. Assist with some course design activities including Moodle and video production


Job Tasks:

Manage closed captioning requests on behalf of Simmons faculty:

  • Process closed-captioning requests from Simmons Faculty, staff, and partners
  • Maintain closed-captioning queue spreadsheet
  • Prioritize closed-captioning requests based on timeline and video content
  • Communicate closed-captioning progress with Simmons Online staff

Closed-caption video content:

  • Use web-based tools to type closed-captioning for video content including lecture videos, interviews, and other instructional materials

Simmons Moodle and Video Production:

  • Camtasia editing as needed (no prior experience necessary)
  • Moodle course production
  • Other production duties on a case by case basis (e.g., creation of tutorials, etc.)
  • Testing (click-thru) of all online courses
  • Research and data gathering on an as needed basis
  • Assist with setup and breakdown of video equipment


Qualifications:

The qualified candidate will possess overall advanced computer skills, troubleshooting skills, exceptional customer service and interpersonal skills, and a general understanding of the technology environment at Simmons (especially Google Drive). No prior experience with Camtasia or Moodle is required. Must be able to type a minimum of 55 words per minute. The right person will be detail-oriented and have the ability to work with minimal supervision in collaborative environment.


Hours: 10-15 hours/week

  • Hours are flexible but must fall within regular work days (9am-5pm)


Pay Rate: $20 per hour


Contact: Apply through Workday or send resume and cover letter to Courtney Bohr at bohr@simmons.edu.

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Records and Retention Summer Intern, Draper, Cambridge, MA

Draper is an independent, nonprofit research and development company headquartered in Cambridge, MA. The 1,700 employees of Draper tackle important national challenges with a promise of delivering successful and usable solutions. From military defense and space exploration to biomedical engineering, lives often depend on the solutions we provide. Our multidisciplinary teams of engineers and scientists work in a collaborative environment that inspires the cross-fertilization of ideas necessary for true innovation. For more information about Draper, visit www.draper.com.

 

Our work is very important to us, but so is our life outside of work. Draper supports many programs to improve work-life balance including workplace flexibility, employee clubs ranging from photography to yoga, health and finance workshops, off site social events and discounts to local museums and cultural activities. If this specific job opportunity and the chance to work at a nationally renowned R&D innovation company appeals to you, apply now www.draper.com/careers.

 

Responsibilities

Draper seeks a Summer student Intern to organize a large legacy report collection and make it accessible to Draper employees. Reporting to the Records and Information Manager and working closely with the Records Specialist, the Intern will work 15 hours per week, June through August. Applicants must be enrolled in an academic program for the Fall semester.

The Report Cataloger will:

  • Inspect each item in FS5
  • Correct misnamed folders and files
  • Determine distribution level
  • Move and link the corresponding report for that metadata into a Collab site 

 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:   Must have experience.   

  • Enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS Degree program
  • Attentiveness to detail and quality control is essential
  • Work in a deadline-oriented, production environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently & productively
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly and thoroughly
  • Familiarity with SharePoint and Microsoft Windows and Outlook environment
  • Ability to lift 40 lb. boxes
  • Must pass a background check
  • Experience with original and copy cataloging or other metadata entry preferred 

 

To view the full description and apply, please visit the following link. 

Security Requirement:     Student must be a US citizen.  Background check will be performed.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Draper is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.   We understand the value of diversity and its impact on a high-performance culture.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.   

 

Draper is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, please contact hr@draper.com.

 

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Library and Archives Assistant (Saturdays), New England College of Optometry, Boston, MA

The New England College of Optometry (NECO), a small, focused, independent graduate school in Boston's Back Bay, is seeking a part-time Library and Archives Assistant to cover Saturdays.  This position performs a variety of duties related to the provision of library and information services on Saturdays, including service desk assistance and maintenance of library materials and premises, and also assists in the development and management of the College archives.   

 

Responsibilities

  • Assist in activities and maintenance of the service desk, including supervision of the student assistant on duty 
  • Provide reserve and other materials to patrons, and assist patrons in finding and using library resources
  • Collaborate with the Research Support Librarian and Library Assistant to receive, transmit and fulfill article and book requests from the collection or from interlibrary loan/document delivery sources
  • Assist in the processing, arranging and describing of backlog of archival materials, including but not limited to: College records; student, faculty, and staff publications; prints and photographs; event memorabilia; oral histories; correspondence; and personal papers

 

Qualifications

  • Previous academic library experience desired
  • Experience in archives processing required; LIS students/graduates with a concentration in archives management are encouraged to apply
  • Strong customer service experience and a positive attitude
  • Proficiency with using library software and systems
  • The ideal candidate is mature, dependable, and someone who can be relied upon to work every Saturday, year-round

 

Hours

  • Saturday: 9am-4pm, year-round 
  • Hours may be subject to minor changes, with advance notice  
  • Some training during week before first scheduled Saturday will also need to be completed, and occasionally throughout the year

 

Salary

  • $15/hour

 

To Apply: visit https://recruiting.paylocity.com/Recruiting/Jobs/Apply/116762

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Unpaid Internship/Capstone Project, Harvard Semitic Museum, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Semitic Museum has begun the search process for an unpaid internship, which could also serve as a Capstone project for a current SLIS student. This internship will be based on a large archive of letters to and from Oric Bates. Oric Bates (1883-1918) was an archaeologist (Egypt, Palestine, Sudan, Libya) and curator of African archaeology at Harvard's Peabody Museum. He worked frequently for famed Egyptian archaeologist George Reisner (1867-1942) and served briefly as an Egyptian curator at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston as well.


Tasks:

  1. Scan all letters and envelopes (front and back) as individual jpeg files, using the Semitic Museum's rapid scanner/printer/photocopier (300 dpi color jpgs).

 

  1. Merge multi-page letters (and envelope) into single multi-page pdf files

 

  1. Name the files with the following filename structure:

             "Year-month-day_author-adressee.pdf"

             "1915-01-26_OricBates-NaticaBates.pdf"

 

  1. Arrange letters in file folders and archival boxes according to best practices (probably by author, and then in chronological order).

 

  1. Create finding aid. Note: the 75 most archaeological letters have been summarized already, albeit with inaccuracies, by an anonymous dealer; see the file called "Bates archive letters summary2018.pdf". The remaining personal/family letters, often from children to Oric Bates's widow, Natica Bates, have not been summarized.

 

  1. If time allows, transcribe all letters as single Ms Word Files. Alternatively, read and summarize contents of each letter, including key words, personal names, location of writer, addressee, etc.

 

For further information, contact:

Peter Der Manuelian 

Philip J. King Professor of Egyptology 

Director, Harvard Semitic Museum

Harvard University 

6 Divinity Avenue 

Cambridge, MA 02138 

peter_manuelian@harvard.edu

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Save the Date: Social Science Librarians Boot Camp

Registration for the Social Science Librarians Boot Camp is now open -https://www.regonline.com/sslbc2019

Regular registration is $70; the student rate is $30.   

 

The ninth annual Social Science Librarians Boot Camp will be held Friday, June 7, 2019 at Tisch Library, Tufts University (Medford, MA).  It is a low-cost, day-long program that will feature expert lectures from Dr. Japonica Brown-Saracino on place and identity, and Dr. Katrina Burgess on migration, our signature "rotating tables" discussion groups, and a bevy of afternoon workshops on topics such as Universal Design for Learning, community-based participatory research, social media data collection and analysis, storytelling, court cases as data and more.  

 

Take a look at the preliminary information on speakers and sessions at our website: http://sites.tufts.edu/sslbc2019/  

If you have any questions about the registration process, reach out to martha.kelehan@tufts.edu.  For questions about the program, please email sslbc2019@elist.tufts.edu

Please review our Code of Conduct before registering and we look forward to seeing you on June 7!

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Children's Library Intern, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA

The Boston Athenæum seeks a personable, reliable, and creative intern who will play an important role in supporting the daily functions of the Children's Library. Reporting to the Children's and Young Adult Services Librarian, the intern will work closely with members, patrons, and the public.

The ideal candidate will be organized and hard-working. This position is available to start June 2019. 

Hours: About 8-10 hours per week. Tuesday and Thursdays: 10AM-2PM. One Saturday afternoon each month. 

Compensation: $13 per hour; paid sick time; free membership concurrent with employment and one year following the date of departure. 


Responsibilities

  • Shelve and maintain physical order of books.
  • Plan and present story time programs with activities and craft projects for ages 0-4.
  • Provide children's and teen reference service.
  • Create readers' advisory materials.
  • Assist with monthly public events for children and teens.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.


Qualifications & Requirements

  • Submit to and pass a background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment verifications and Registry of Motor Vehicles (if applicable).
  • Current enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate program. 
  • Strong interest in children's library services and inclusive programming.
  • Knowledge of diverse books for children and teens. 
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and G Suite.
  • Ability to move and lift 40 pounds. 
  • Commitment to fostering a workplace culture of teamwork and inclusion.


To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to Dani Crickman via e-mail at: crickman@bostonathenaeum.org


The Boston Athenæum is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply and are committed to hiring individuals who value a diverse and inclusive work environment. The Boston Athenæum is also committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request a reasonable accommodation, contact Hannah Ovaska, HR Manager, at 617-720-7622 or at ovaska@bostonathenaeum.org.


About the Boston Athenaeum

Founded in 1807 as "a fountain, at which all, who choose, may gratify their thirst for knowledge," the Boston Athenæum has evolved into a beloved subscription library, specializing in history, biography, literature, and art. 5,000 Households maintain active memberships in the Athenæum, and enjoy a range of services from individualized reference assistance to superb children's programming, from discussion groups to curated selections of digital and print resources.

 Tourists and scholars from around the world consult the quarter-million rare items in the collection, which includes George Washington's personal library; an important collection of early American portraits; rich holdings related to the Civil War and documenting New England's build environment; and the Athenæum's own historical archives, attesting to the institution's role in American arts and letters. Each year, the Athenæum offers hundreds of cultural programs-- including lectures, concerts, performances, exhibitions, and tastings--within its exquisite National Historic Landmark structure, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.

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Graduate Student Assistant, Harvard Art Museums Archives/Busch-Reisinger Museum, Cambridge, MA

Under direction of the Harvard Art Museums Senior Archivist/Records Manager, the assistant will be responsible for surveying, arrangement, and description of the Dietlinde Hamburger Collection of Carl Grossberg Papers. The collection is primarily in German, and includes correspondence, visual materials, audio recordings, and publications documenting the life and work of German artist Carl Grossberg (1894-1940). 


The assistant will

  • Process the collection using procedures outlined in repository manuals, rehousing materials and assessing preservation needs as needed
  • Create a DACS-compliant finding aid for inclusion in Harvard's public discovery systems
  • Catalog cross-references between the collection materials and the Busch-Reisinger Museum's holdings in the museums' collection management database.

This is a paid position for summer 2019. Candidates should be able to commit to working 2 days per week in the museums' Somerville Research Facility.


Basic Qualifications:

Candidates must have a background in art history and German reading knowledge. A minimum of one year of experience with processing and describing archival collections is strongly preferred.


Additional Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited academic program with an archives concentration preferred but not required
  • Demonstrated interest in archival processing and description, with experience with the use and application of DACS, EAD, EAC-CPF and MARC, as well as other archival content and communication standards
  • Demonstrated interest in the art of German-speaking countries
  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and tasks independently and complete projects in a timely manner
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.


Please submit resume and cover letter to Megan Schwenke, Senior Archivist/Records Manger, Harvard Art Museums (megan_schwenke@harvard.edu). 

 

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Library Technology Operations Assistant, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is seeking a Library Technology Operations Assistant to help maintain technology for our busy library which sees over 32,000 visitors each month. The LTOA, under the supervision of the Library Director, is responsible for basic troubleshooting, administrative, and preventative maintenance tasks to ensure that library users and staff have reliable access to technology.

 

Tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Troubleshooting basic issues using a ticketing system
  • Performing routine tasks such as swapping out peripherals, changing toner, organizing and monitoring supply inventory
  • Resetting wireless modem
  • Basic updates to computers and other devices
  • Training and assisting users with AV equipment
  • Creating user guides and documentation
  • Assisting with 1:1 tech help for library patrons

 

In addition to possessing the minimum qualifications (see job description), this job is for you if:

  • You are a creative problem solver and get satisfaction from the process of figuring things out
  • You like technology
  • You have a developed personal organization system
  • You have high standards for customer service
  • You like what public libraries do and want to be a part of a mission based organization
  • You have interest in understanding the operations of a public library

 

This is a full time union position (37 hours a week) with benefits and generous paid vacation and sick leave. The work week will be typically Monday-Friday from 9-5 or 5:30 with a weekend rotation every third week. Some evenings may be occasionally required. The hourly wage is $20.60/hr

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Interested candidates should email cover letter, resume, and list of 3 references to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director, at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov. Position is open until filled. The successful applicant will begin work in May 2019.

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Archives and Records Management Intern, NYC Department of Sanitation, New York, NY

The NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) promotes a healthy environment through efficient management of the City's solid waste and environmentally sound long-range planning to handle New Yorkers recycling and garbage. DSNY is the world's largest sanitation department, collecting more than 10,500 tons of residential and institutional garbage and 1,760 tons of recyclables every day. DSNY also clears litter, snow and ice from some 6,000 miles of streets, removes debris from vacant lots and clears abandoned vehicles from City streets.

 

Unit Description:

The Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability (BRS) plans, implements, promotes, and evaluates DSNY's recycling, composting, and waste prevention programs. The Schools Unit at BRS runs programs, conducts research, facilitates trainings & site visits; participates in public events; develops & deploys educational materials & social media campaigns to help residents, schools, agencies and institutions, and businesses sustainably manage their waste.

 

Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of BRS staff, the archivist intern will arrange and process a collection of documents relating to waste prevention, reuse, recycling and composting history of DSNY. Tasks will include arranging, rehousing, and cataloging records and publications.

The intern may be called upon to support Director in high level internet research and annotation of peer reviewed articles, grey literature, and websites of other city agencies.

 

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program in library science, archival studies, history, or a related field.
  • Must have good knowledge archival principles including finding aides and best practices of Microsoft Excel and Word, and archiving principles and tools.
  • Must be detail-oriented, organized, and able to work independently or collaboratively.
  • Knowledge of New York history, public policy, or recycling considered a plus.
  • Individuals who have taken coursework in cataloging or archival description are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

Application Process:

Email resume and brief cover letter indicating the title of the position to mrosa@dsny.nyc.gov

 

Salary:

Summer Graduate Intern Salary is $24.73 per hour

 

Assignments will begin on or after May 21 and last between 10 and 13 weeks.

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Records Management Intern, NYC Department of Sanitation, New York, NY

The NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) promotes a healthy environment through efficient management of the City's solid waste and environmentally sound long-range planning to handle New Yorkers recycling and garbage. DSNY is the world's largest sanitation department, collecting more than 10,500 tons of residential and institutional garbage and 1,760 tons of recyclables every day. DSNY also clears litter, snow and ice from some 6,000 miles of streets, removes debris from vacant lots and clears abandoned vehicles from City streets.



Unit Description:

ORE (Office of Real Estate) is responsible for the site selection, development, management and acquisition of properties to ensure that DSNY has the appropriate facilities to house personnel and equipment to enable the Department to meet its operational mission. We work closely with our Operations, Legal and Engineering Divisions in preparing and submitting various applications to the Department of City Planning.

 

Responsibilities:

To organize and create a file system for ORE's active Real Estate projects and historical files, and to digitize the new file system for internal use within ORE.



Qualifications:
  • Must be currently enrolled in an accredited program in library science, archival studies, history, museum studies, or a related field.

  • Excellent organizational skills and strong attention to detail.

  • Strong computer skills; must be comfortable using Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Candidates with experience or knowledge of cataloging or working with metadata are strongly encouraged to apply.



Application Process:

Email resume and brief cover letter indicating the title of the position to Stephanie Printz at sprintz@dsny.nyc.gov.



Salary: $24.73 per hour



Assignments will begin on or after May 21st, 2019 and last between 10 and 13 weeks.

 

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

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

 

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

Location: Norwood, MA.

20 hours per week - flexible.  Total of 200 hours

Paid internship.



Responsibilities:

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

 

Qualifications and Skill: 

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

 

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. 

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(3) Part-Time Archives Assistants, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

There is a vacancy for three part-time Archives Assistants in the Northeastern University Libraries' Archives and Special Collections Department. Archives Assistants will work in both reference and processing settings. This position is for someone comfortable and welcoming, who has the sensitivity to work with diverse community members and collections. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in gaining experience in an archives and special collections setting while attending graduate school.


Duties: 

  • Provide reference services to University Faculty, staff and students, and to outside researchers
  • Create processing plans
  • Arrange and rehouse manuscript and archival material
  • Create inventories and finding aids
  • Write blog posts 
  • Conduct shelf-reads
  • Standardize legacy data
  • Digitization of select material and assist with digital exhibits
  • Other duties as assigned


Qualifications: 

  • Enrollment in a graduate level archival or history degree program
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Interest in critical librarianship and inclusive and ethical archival practices
  • Familiarity with such as Alma, ArchivesSpace, Microsoft Office, and WordPress
  • Ability and willingness to lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.
  • Commitment to achieving and maintaining diversity in the workplace


Salary:

$14 per hour

Hours:

Up to 17 hours per week


To apply please send cover letter and resume via email to

Molly Brown, Reference and Outreach Archivist, mo.brown@northeastern.edu, 617.373.7656  

Daniel Lavoie, Collections Archivist, d.lavoie@northeastern.edu, 617.373.3317

92 Snell Library, Northeastern University, 360 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA  02115 


Northeastern University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action Title IX employer. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women, and persons with disabilities.

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Arts and Culture Research Intern, Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, Providence, RI

The Rhode Island Council for the Humanities seeks an Arts and Culture Research Intern to support the Council's Rhode Island Arts and Culture Research Fellowship. Working with a small, collaborative team, this intern will gain experience with research, digital humanities, creative culture, and community engagement.

The Humanities Council seeds, supports, and strengthens public history, cultural heritage, civic education, and community engagement by and for all Rhode Islanders.

 

Time Frame: Summer, 2019
Temporary, Part-Time Internship, Hours Flexible

 

Position Description:
The Arts and Culture Research Intern will support the Rhode Island Arts and Culture Research Fellowship through community contact, research, and writing in the international forum of Wikipedia. This position reports to the Rhode Island Arts and Culture Research Fellow. The Rhode Island Arts and Culture Fellowship is designed to research, write, collect and connect stories of significant visual artists, performers, and writers past and present who have lived in Rhode Island to inform and inspire. The intern will be eligible to receive a stipend and course credit, if applicable. Click here to learn more about the Rhode Island Arts and Culture Research Fellowship.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Engage cultural leaders and organizations to determine how they may want to participate in this project;
  • Research online and in local libraries, archives and organizational collections to map and develop histories of people in creative communities in Rhode Island;
  • Train local organizations and artists on engagement with Wikipedia;
  • Compose Wikipedia articles (at least 2) on Rhode Island arts and culture.

 

Position Requirements:

  • Computer/Technical Literacy: Mac OS X, Microsoft Office (experience with Wikipedia a plus)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collegially;
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills;
  • Interest in humanities fields and nonprofit organizations.

 

To Apply:

Please send resume to scott@rihumanities.org by 5:00 pm EST on May 10, 2019, with the subject "Arts and Culture Research Intern Application." Please also provide a brief paragraph describing your interest in the body of the email.

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Youth Services Intern, Merrimack Public Library, Merrimack, NH

The Merrimack Public Library is looking for a motivated team player who wishes to gain practical library experience by supporting the Department Head and staff in our fast-paced Youth Services Department.


The Youth Services Summer Intern supports the Department Head in helping to fulfill the library's mission by assisting patrons (primarily children from birth to age 17 and their caregivers) in the use of the library, assisting with special events and activities, and processing materials.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists patrons in locating library materials, answering questions, providing reader's advisory, express check-out and circulation duties as needed.
  • Assists patrons with the use of online library catalog, the library's subscription databases, downloadable materials, and eReaders and other electronic devices.
  • Assists other Youth Services staff in keeping the Youth Services department collection and all areas of the department in order including but not limited to shelving materials and shelf-reading.
  • Assists Youth Services staff to develop and implement events, classes and workshops from birth through high school age, with potential to run a program of their own at summers' end.
  • Creates flyers, brochures and displays for programs and to promote library programs and services under the direction of the Head of Youth Services.
  • Assists the Head of Youth Services with collection development and maintenance.
  • Collects department statistics including reference, material inventory and event attendance
  • Participates in staff and committee meetings as needed.
  • Prepares book and audiovisual displays to promote library materials.
  • Performs other duties as required to help insure the smooth operation of the department.


The 10-week internship runs from June 12 through August 21, 2019. The schedule will include an average of 20 hours/week, including day and evening hours and will be determined by the intern and supervisor. Hours may be applied to school credits as determined by the intern's academic institution.


The Library encourages the intern to keep a journal to track time and read professional articles regarding library trends and best practices (accessible through the Library's collection). MLIS students are particularly encouraged to apply, but the position is open to other college students if the work is applicable to their field of study. Please see the attached Job Description for a complete list of duties and qualifications.


Deadline to apply: April 26, 2019.

 

Pay rate: $12.00/hour

 

To apply: Submit cover letter and resume to Yvette Couser, Director via email ycouser@merrimacklibrary.org

or by mail to: Merrimack Public Library

470 Daniel Webster Highway

Merrimack, NH  03054

Website: www.merrimacklibrary.org

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Evening Librarian (Summer 2019 - Temporary), Bay State College, Boston, MA

The Bay State College Library is seeking an evening librarian for the 2019 summer term. This position is ideal for a current library school student (or recent graduate) who is looking to gain experience in many different aspects of academic librarianship.


The core responsibilities of this position include: 

  • Assisting students and faculty with in-depth research and directional reference questions, both in person and via email
  • Conducting a library orientation for the evening division English class
  • Troubleshooting minor computer, Microsoft Office, and printer problems
  • Circulating library materials 
  • Other projects or duties as assigned by the Librarian, such as LibGuides editing or collection development


Requirements:

  • MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or current enrollment in a library science graduate program 
  • Availability on Mondays/Wednesdays from 4pm-10pm, and Tuesdays/Thursdays from 4pm-8pm, from May 20th-August  1st, 2019
  • Excellent search skills
  • Dependability and the capacity to work independently with minimal supervision 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


The summer evening librarian is a temporary contract position and does not offer benefits. Hourly rate of pay is $17.

 

Interested candidates should forward a cover letter and current resume to Jessica Neave at jneave@baystate.edu.

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(3) Part-Time Library Aides, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

The Boston Public Library is seeking applicants for part - time positions available in the Technical Services unit. These positions will divide their time working out of both the central branch in Copley Square and the City of Boston Archive Center. Mature, dependable individuals are invited to apply. 


Responsibilities:
  1. Works in any or all areas of Technical Services as assigned.
  2. Works on backlogged projects of older materials in Technical Services.
  3. Performs some basic prepping of print and non-print material by performing such tasks as unwrapping, applying security strips, bookplates and stamping withdrawn material.
  4. Removes CDs and DVDs from broken cases and places them in new cases.
  5. Boxes up withdrawn material, labels and stacks boxes for removal.
  6. Organizes and sorts backlogged materials on shelf by title or category, as required.
  7. Performs basic searching of the Library's database for matching bibliographic records for review by a cataloger.
  8. Performs basic office tasks as needed.
  9. Keeps statistics in Excel worksheets as needed.
  10. Delivers trucks of material to other departments as needed.
  11. Retrieves material from shelf or stacks for correction.
  12. Performs related duties as required

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:

  1. Ability to perform detailed procedures with speed and accuracy.
  2. Ability to enter data accurately and efficiently into various online systems or files.
  3. Basic personal computer skills, including basic familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  4. Ability to lift heavy boxes and move book carts.
  5. Ability to work with materials in foreign languages.
  6. Willingness to work up to 18 hours a week.

Requirements

  1. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  2. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
  3. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

 

Terms

Union/Salary Plan/Grade: Nonunion / $15 per hour

Hours per week: up to 18 hours per week

 

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. 

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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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Call for Submissions: 2019 AMIA Scholarships

Deadlines for the 2019 Scholarships and IPI Internship have been extended to May 15th!


The George Blood, L.P. Women in Audiovisual Archiving Scholarship is designed to facilitate the advanced education and training of women who wish to pursue careers in technical areas of audiovisual archives.


The Sony Pictures Scholarship, the Universal Studios Preservation Scholarship, and The Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship offer financial assistance to students of merit who intend to pursue careers in moving image archiving.


The Image Permanence Institute Internship in Preservation Research will offer a student who is committed to the preservation of moving images the opportunity to acquire practical experience in preservation research.

 For further information, deadlines and applications, please visit the AMIA web page.

Application deadlines are May 15.

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Archivist Intern, Martha's Vineyard Commission, Oak Bluff, MA

The MVC seeks a full-time intern (8-week position) to archive the MVC's collection of hardcopy maps. As the regional planning agency for Dukes County since 1974, the MVC has created an extensive collection of maps for the region. The MVC wants these older, paper/mylar maps cataloged, organized, and properly stored. The newer maps, digitally created since 2000, will not be included in this task. The archivist will work under the direction of the MVC's GIS Coordinator and Senior Planner.


Duties: The Archivist will be responsible for creating and populating the MVC's collections into an Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC); scanning hardcopy maps; uploading scans to OPAC or other identified cloud space; organizing and properly storing hardcopy maps.


Skills/Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree (or in pursuit of) in Library Science/Information Technology. The successful candidate will have previous archiving experience using an OPAC system, be able to work independently, prioritize tasks, ask questions when needed, have ability to lift and carry archival boxes, work proficiently with computers and scanners, and work in an open office environment with several other coworkers.


Remuneration: The position pays $15.00/hour for up to 300 hours (maximum of 8 weeks at 37.5 hours/week). The MVC is located on the Island of Martha's Vineyard. Housing is not provided nor is transportation or relocation assistance.


To Apply: Please send cover letter & resume electronically to Christine Seidel at seidel@mvcommission.org by April 28, 2019.

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(2) Part-Time Reference Assistants, Boston College, Newton, MA

The Thomas P. O'Neill Library at Boston College is seeking two Reference Assistants. This is an excellent opportunity for currently enrolled library and information science graduate students to apply library knowledge and reference service skills at a reference desk with a reputation for high standards.


Responsibilities

Provides excellent service to library patrons, both in person and by telephone. Answers library information and research questions at the O'Neill Library Reference Desk. Types of services provided include database and research tool selection, ready reference, basic technology support, directional assistance, and referral.  Works on special projects as needed. 


Qualifications

Required:  

  • An understanding of information organization, research practices, library research databases, and library support services.
  • Excellent reference service skills. 
  • Current enrollment in a MLIS/MLS program. 

Preferred:

  • Completion of reference coursework.
  • Availability for weekday daytime hours during Summer 2019


Details about the opening:

  • Academic year 2019-2020
    • Up to 4 shifts Monday through Thursday,  4pm to 8pm, starting in  August 2019, and continuing through late May, 2020.  
  • Summer 2019:
    • Preference will be given to candidates who are available up to 8 hours/week June through August 2019, during daytime hours: M-Th 9am-5pm, F 9am-3pm, for training and staffing assistance.
  • Pay rate is $16.00/hour.


To Apply:

Email the following:

Cover letter

Resume

Contact information for three references

to Reference Services, ref-team-ggroup@bc.edu, with the subject line: REFERENCE ASSISTANT by May 17, 2019.

 

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(2) Part-Time Law Library Interns, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

If you're considering a career in law librarianship and want to learn about the different functions librarians perform - from reference to circulation - this is a great opportunity to gain all-around experience.  Just a short walk from Simmons!

We are hiring two interns at 20 hours per week each at $18 per hour, to be scheduled between 8:00am and 5:00pm Monday-Friday, with lunch as arranged with your supervisor.  Hours must be worked on-site. Positions are not benefits-eligible.

 

Qualifications

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

 

Responsibilities

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

 

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


The job has a flexible start date sometime in June 2019.  It will continue for six months, with the possibility of an extension.   We will also accept applications on a rolling basis for a potential July or August start date.


To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Scott Akehurst-Moore at lawresearchhelp@neu.edu. Indicate "Law Library Intern Application" in the subject line.  No telephone inquiries, please.

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Part-Time Project Archivist, First Parish in Lexington, Lexington, MA

First Parish in Lexington, a Unitarian Universalist congregation, on the Battle Green, founded in 1692, seeks a summer Project Archivist to develop a plan for its 20th and 21st century collections, which include the church's records, services, curriculum, photographs, and other miscellanea in a variety of formats.

 

The Project Activist will be required to:

  • Produce a detailed, written inventory of holdings
  • Based on the findings of the inventory, write a report making specific recommendations on retention, transfer, and reformatting of these holdings
  • As time and budget allow, propose specific plans for transfer of some materials, and digitization and cataloging of others.
  • Archivist will be supervised by the Church Administrator

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university
  • MLIS, or currently enrollment in, an ALA-accredited MLIS degree program, with advanced coursework in archival methods and management, and/or equivalent work experience
  • Knowledge of best practices in managing small collections
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to see big picture as well as details
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with church staff and volunteers, and other community or denominational organizations as needed
  • Basic proficiency with Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel
  • Ability to lift 30 pounds

 

Part time, with some flexibility Mondays through Thursdays, 9-1, and must be completed between June and August of 2019$16 an hour.

Accessible via public transportation: bus #76 or #62, both from Alewife

Free parking available in church lot.

 

For further information about First Parish in Lexington, please visit its website at:  fplex.org

First Parish in Lexington is an equal opportunity employer.

 

To apply, please send letter of interest, resumé, and names of three references to:

Jane Foley, Church Administrator, admin@fplex.org

If you are a Simmons student please send your information to  Jeannette Bastian  bastian@simmons.edu

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Records Management Intern, Grant Thornton, Arlington, VA

Who is Grant Thornton?

Grant Thornton is a collaborative, entrepreneurial firm on the move! As part of a dynamic, global organization of more than 42,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, we have the agility and focus it takes to be a leader. 

 

Founded in Chicago in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP (Grant Thornton) is the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International Ltd, one of the world's leading organizations of independent audit, tax and advisory firms. Grant Thornton has revenue in excess of $1.56 billion and operates 58 offices across the United States with more than 565 partners and 8,000+ employees.

 

Grant Thornton works with a broad range of publicly and privately held companies, government agencies, financial institutions, and civic and religious organizations.  Core industries served include consumer and industrial products, financial services, not-for-profit, private equity, and technology. Grant Thornton focuses on serving dynamic organizations that pursue growth holistically - whether through revenue improvement, leadership, mission fulfillment or innovation.

 

We are committed to capitalizing on our strengths and serving dynamic organizations that share our values and drive.  Our global values of collaboration, leadership, excellence, agility, respect, and responsibility ("CLEARR") guide our behaviors and fuel our ambition to be the firm that makes a difference every day.

 

We provide companies with the guidance that they need to help run their businesses, establish robust internal controls, use information effectively and improve performance.  These services include compliance, consulting services, information technology solutions, forensic accounting and investigative services, recovery and reorganization, tax preparation, and valuation, to name a few.

 

What is Internal Client Services (ICS) at Grant Thornton?  

Grant Thornton's Internal Client Services line is the backbone to Grant Thornton's business operations.  The people of our ICS workforce play a leading role in our strategic and operational excellence, acting as the agents of change within Grant Thornton itself.  ICS equips Grant Thornton client-facing employees with the support and resources they need to provide clients with responsive and innovative approaches to managing their business.  Grant Thornton's ICS employees are situated in all of our offices across the country and they work in a wide range of internal support areas including: human resources, marketing, sales, accounting, finance, legal, information technology, facilities and services, purchasing, and strategic learning.  Grant Thornton's ICS group assists our firm in providing thought leadership, knowledge management, and stewardship while placing a positive impact on Grant Thornton's ability to deliver exceptional client service and grow as a business. 

 

Why become an Information Governance Intern at Grant Thornton? 

The intern will help the Information Governance team handle a heavier-than-usual workload due to three concurrent major projects (BRR and Collabmail deployment; development of a new hard copy records management system; and development and deployment of governance controls in Office 365) while also ensuring that operational responsibilities continue to be addressed. 

 

Anticipated Responsibilities Include:

  • Update configuration of Business Records Repository sites as needed (Record Series assigned to each BRR site, access rights, Records Stewards assignments)
  • Identify boxes and files eligible for disposition and submit destruction orders to Iron Mountain
  • Monitor destruction requests submitted to Iron Mountain to ensure complete and accurate disposition
  • Update records retention schedule software based on input from latest regulatory changes and business requirements
  • Conduct an assessment and clean-up of the Information Governance SharePoint site
  • Review and update the Information Governance Canvas site
  • Monitor Information Governance email inbox for queries
  • Assist in implementing retention and governance controls in Office 365
  • Assist in planning for a firmwide annual file review process
  • Assist in preparing for deployment of a new hard copy records management system

 

Additional Job Responsibilities Include:

  • Identifying and carrying out other projects as assigned
  • Collaboratively working with client team members while building rapport and strong client relationships


What are we looking for in an Intern?

Interested candidates should display an affinity for learning and problem-solving skills.  Interested candidates should be self-starters and should demonstrate strength in or a desire to build skills related to Grant Thornton's core values of: Collaboration, Leadership, Excellence, Agility, Respect and Responsibility. This position is full-time, and will take place from June-August at the rate of $25/hr. 

  • Pursuing or recently completed a Master's degree that includes coursework in archives and records management; prefer 1+ year of study completed
  • Major and overall GPA of 3.0/4.0
  • Working knowledge of records management theory and practice
  • Familiarity with records retention schedules

 Although this position is advertised as being in Arlington, VA, we could also accommodate someone who prefers to work in Chicago, IL. 

 

Skill Requirements:

  • Excellent analytical, communication (written and verbal) and interpersonal skills
  • Strong technical aptitude, analytical, and problem-solving skills
  • Competency in business computer skills
  • Ability to perform highly detailed tasks
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment and independently
  • Enthusiasm to learn through a combination of structured, on-the-job and self-directed training.
  • Ability to work efficiently and effectively in a complex team environment
  • Desire to pursue a career in records management or information governance
  • Database design knowledge and skills are a plus
  • Prior experience working in an office setting is a plus

 

Training:

Grant Thornton LLP provides both local and national training programs related to an individual's job responsibilities. We are committed to ongoing professional development and we encourage individuals to attend outside training seminars.

 

Benefits:
Grant Thornton LLP offers an outstanding opportunity for career growth and development, an attractive compensation and incentive program, generous benefits including immediate participation in our 401(k) plan, and a flexible work environment that offers individual enrichment opportunities in a team environment.

 

It is Grant Thornton's policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits and termination, are made without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

 

Application Instructions:

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

For any questions or concerns, please contact Victoria Mack at Victoria.Mack@us.gt.com. 

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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 registration deadline is Friday, April 12th.

 

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

 

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Information and Research Intern, L.E.K. Consulting, Boston, MA

Under the supervision of the Senior Information and Research Specialist, the intern will support the IRC staff in various functions including various research and administrative projects. The intern will gain valuable experience searching multiple vendor-supported online databases, assessing relevancy of materials and presentation of information to senior management. This is an excellent opportunity to learn from business information professionals within a dynamic management consulting environment.

 

Required Education/Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor's degree is required.

  • The job requires strong written and oral communications skills, critical thinking skills, resourcefulness and creativity. The successful candidate will possess a customer service attitude demonstrating an eagerness to learn and satisfy Information & Research Center clients (L.E.K.'s consulting staff).

 

Desired Education/Qualifications:

  • Preferred candidates are currently enrolled or recent graduates of an accredited library science graduate degree program.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Word and Excel are preferred.

 

This is a part-time (20 hours per week), 6 month paid internship. Start and end dates are flexible.

 

Hourly rate: $23/hour.

 

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume to: l.klikuszowian@lek.com

Please, no phone calls.

 

L.E.K. Consulting is a global management consulting firm that uses deep industry expertise and rigorous analysis to help business leaders achieve practical results with real impact. We are uncompromising in our approach to helping clients consistently make better decisions, deliver improved business performance and create greater shareholder returns. The firm advises and supports global companies that are leaders in their industries -- including the largest private and public sector organizations, private equity firms and emerging entrepreneurial businesses. Founded more than 30 years ago, L.E.K. employs more than 1,400 professionals across the Americas, Asia-Pacific and Europe and is recognized as a top consulting firm to work for.

For more information, go to www.lek.com.

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Metadata Cataloger Co-op, MITRE Corporation, Bedford, MA

The Knowledge-Driven Enterprise (KDE) is our strategic vision for modernizing MITRE's knowledge infrastructure and processes. Simply said, we want to embed knowledge management practices into the staff workflow as seamlessly as possible. We have also designed ways for staff to leverage our rich knowledge resources from documents, to project plans, to staff expertise, so they are easy to find, search, filter, and explore.



Tasks/Learning Opportunities

  • Describe/catalog unique reports and documents.
  • Gain experience with creating and managing metadata.
  • Gain experience with metadata standards.
  • Manages and describes high value assets.
  • Supports information life cycle management processes.
  • Applies knowledge management and information sharing best practices on electronic platforms
  • Updates repositories with organizational structure and metadata changes, including tagging content.



Qualifications - External Required Skills:

  • Strong interest in cataloging and metadata standards and practice. Interest in archives preferred.
  • Ability to follow processes, troubleshoot problems, and think independently Strong organizational skills and attention to detail Clear written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Clear written and oral communication skills.

  • Ideal for a student enrolled in a MLIS (Masters in Library and Information             Science) graduate program
  • Excellent academic performance
  • High level desire to help their nation solve its most critical problems
  • Exhibits the characteristics of a continuous learned



Desired Skills:

  • Experience using and maintaining metadata



To apply, please visit the following link. 

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Processing Assistant, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

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


Under general supervision, the Processing Assistant will provide support for the processing and preservation of analog and born-digital archival and manuscript materials at Baker Library. Duties include creating inventories, refoldering and rehousing materials, creating disk images of born-digital materials on physical media, capturing web content via Archive-It, reviewing and writing description for reformatted audiovisual materials, and assisting in the preparation of collections for public access.



Skills, experience, credentials needed:

Required

  • BA/BS or equivalent. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer applications and strong attention to detail essential, including legible handwriting. 
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to be collaborative and work under supervision and independently. 
  • Basic knowledge of nationally-accepted standards and best practices for archival processing and description. 
  • Familiarity with accepted conservation and preservation methods applied to archival and manuscript collections and sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections. Must be able to regularly lift 40 lbs. 


Preferred: 

  • Preference will be given to students currently enrolled in a library science program from an ALA-accredited academic program.
  • Demonstrated experience with library information systems and familiarity with creating finding aids using Encoded Archival Description (EAD). Familiarity with born-digital materials and web archiving a plus.
  • Previous experience working with potentially sensitive and/or confidential records and information.




Schedule:  14 hours per week. Flexible, but must be Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm.

Salary: $18 per hour, non-negotiable.

 

 

To Apply: 

Please contact Stacey Vamvas directly with a resume and cover letter. 

 

Stacey Vamvas

Group Manager

t.(617) 250-1076

f.(617) 878-0076

SVamvas@psgstaffing.com

www.psgstaffing.com

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Archives Assistant, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

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


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

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



Skills, experience, credentials needed:

Required: 

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


Desired: 

  • MLS/MLIS candidate from an ALA-accredited institution. Preference will be given to students currently enrolled.
  • Previous special collections library experience, particularly with accessioning and processing collections.  
  • Previous experience working with potentially sensitive and/or confidential records and information.



Schedule:  14 hours per week. Flexible, but must be Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm.

Salary: $18 per hour, non-negotiable.



To Apply: 

Please contact Stacey Vamvas directly with a resume and cover letter. 

 

Stacey Vamvas

Group Manager

t.(617) 250-1076

f.(617) 878-0076

SVamvas@psgstaffing.com

www.psgstaffing.com

 

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Archives Intern, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, New York, NY

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation ("Foundation") is a not-for-profit, grantmaking organization that seeks to strengthen, promote, and, where necessary, defend the contributions of the humanities and the arts to human flourishing and to the well-being of diverse and democratic societies.  It makes grants in four core program areas (higher education and scholarship in the humanities; arts and cultural heritage; scholarly communications; and international higher education and strategic projects).  The Foundation seeks an Archives Intern to provide support in the Nathan Marsh Pusey Library.  This is a 3-month, full-time position.

 

Summary

Working within the Foundation's library, the intern will gain experience in archival arrangement and description by processing a set of organizational records, and will use tools such as ArchivesSpace to support this work.  The intern will also have the opportunity to engage in historical research and develop educational material for staff outreach, as well as assist in digital preservation and records management initiatives.  This internship is ideal for a student seeking experience working with archives and records management in a nonprofit organization.

 

Position Details

  • Appraise, arrange, and describe a series of the Foundation's archival files, performing minor conservation treatment as needed
  • Develop an appraisal report and processing plan to interpret and structure the project towards completion
  • Compile descriptive grants information and folder lists for ArchivesSpace
  • Research historical information related to the Mellon Foundation and its predecessors and prepare a blog post or similar communication for the Foundation's intranet
  • Minimally assist in the development of digital preservation and records management initiatives

 

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Current library and information science graduate student, preferably with a specialization in archives
  • Knowledge of basic archival principles of processing, arranging, and describing collections
  • Familiarity with basic preservation techniques for archives
  • Familiarity with archival collection management systems
  • Knowledge or interest in philanthropy a plus
  • Related skills:  excellent verbal and written communication, attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently

 

The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, and excellent working conditions.

 

Contract Information

Candidates should apply by submitting a thoughtful cover letter describing fit for the position together with a resume to: Archives Intern.  The Foundation will consider each response carefully, but only contact those individuals it believes are most qualified for the position.

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Research Services Intern, Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

Fidelity is looking to hire a talented Research Services Intern to join the Investment Information Services (IIS) team who provide support to Asset Management investment professionals by managing content, providing research services, and managing vendor relationships.



Qualified applicants should submit their resume to the link below by: April 8th, 2019

https://fidelity.taleo.net/careersection/10061/jobapply.ftl?lang=en&src=UNV-10555&job=1902657



Reporting to the Senior Information Analyst within the IIS organization, the Research Services intern is responsible for daily functions in the Investment Research Library and will support the research services team. The Investment Research Library provides access to research materials with historical data, frequent citations and reference value to Asset Management investment professionals. 



This internship provides valuable experiential learning opportunities to build the many skills that are foundational for a career in library services. 



Responsibilities include: 

  • Assist with the day to day functions of the Investment Research Library.
  • Provide ongoing support of the collection by checking in new materials for the physical and electronic collections, reporting and following up on claimed items, and shelving new and returned items.
  • Initiate and undertake key content and collection projects such as collection upkeep, cataloging, organization, and library outreach.  
  • Assist investment professionals with research library requests by sourcing information and data. 
  • Opportunity to collaborate with research librarians and work on investment research requests. Additionally, this person will perform other duties and responsibilities based on interests and need from the Investment Information Services organization. 



Qualifications:

  • Must be working towards graduate degree in Library or Information Services and with an expected graduation date no sooner than December 2019.
  • Attention to detail, effective time management and strong verbal skills required.
  • Must possess an ability to learn quickly, multi-task and work independently.
  • Experience with excel and other Microsoft office suite products a plus. 



Company Overview

At Fidelity, we are focused on making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. We are a privately held company that places a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to our associates. For information about working at Fidelity, visit FidelityCareers.com, Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer.

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Reader Services Intern, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA

The Boston Athenæum seeks a personable and reliable intern for the Reader Services Department who will play an important role in supporting the daily functions of the Reference Department and the Circulation desk. Reporting to the Head of Circulation and the Head of Reader Services, the intern will work closely with members, patrons, and the public, by providing information about the collection and the institution.

The ideal candidate will be organized, hard-working, and ambitious. This position is available to start at the beginning of May 2019. 

Hours: About 15 hours per week. Mondays and Tuesdays: 12PM-8PM.

Compensation: $13 per hour; paid sick time; free membership concurrent with employment and one year following the date of departure. 



Responsibilities 

  • Provide coverage of the circulation and reference desks, answer phones, shelve books.
  • Offer basic reference services.
  • Offer orientation tours to members.
  • Create readers' advisory materials.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned.



Qualifications & Requirements

  • Submit to and pass a background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment verifications and Registry of Motor Vehicles (if applicable).
  • Must be currently enrolled in an ALA accredited library science graduate program.
  • Must be comfortable speaking in public.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Must be able to lift and move 40 pounds.
  • Completion of reference course preferred.
  • Experience with OCLC resource sharing preferred.
  • Commitment to fostering a workplace culture of teamwork and inclusion.
  • Experience with OCLC resource sharing preferred.
  • Commitment to fostering a workplace culture of teamwork and inclusion.

 

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to James Feeney via e-mail at: feeney@bostonathenaeum.org 



The Boston Athenæum is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply and are committed to hiring individuals who value a diverse and inclusive work environment



About the Boston Athenaeum

Founded in 1807 as "a fountain, at which all, who choose, may gratify their thirst for knowledge," the Boston Athenæum has evolved into a beloved subscription library, specializing in history, biography, literature, and art. 5,000 Households maintain active memberships in the Athenæum, and enjoy a range of services from individualized reference assistance to superb children's programming, from discussion groups to curated selections of digital and print resources. Tourists and scholars from around the world consult the quarter-million rare items in the collection, which includes George Washington's personal library; an important collection of early American portraits; rich holdings related to the Civil War and documenting New England's build environment; and the Athenæum's own historical archives, attesting to the institution's role in American arts and letters. Each year, the Athenæum offers hundreds of cultural programs-- including lectures, concerts, performances, exhibitions, and tastings--within its exquisite National Historic Landmark structure, widely regarded as one of the most beautiful libraries in the world.

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GIS and Data Lab Interns, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

Availability:  Accepting applications to begin April, 2019 through June, 2019.  

Hours: Flexible, up to 20 hours per week, Monday-Friday;  Salary: $20/hour

 

Overview:

MIT Libraries has opened a new GIS and Data Lab to meet community needs for data-intensive services in the areas of GIS, Research Data Management, and Statistical Software.  We are experimenting with expanding prospective services. 

 

We are seeking two interns to work alongside our expert staff: a Georeferenced Drone Imagery Intern & a 360 Image Management Intern.

  • The Georeferenced Drone Imagery Intern will help test approaches for managing georeferenced image data, particularly indexing georeferenced images collected by drones.
  • The 360 Image Management Intern will work on 360 image creation and file management.

 

Both interns must be a current or recent student in STEM, urban planning, or architecture. Please follow link here for full description and qualifications: https://libguides.mit.edu/c.php?g=176338&p=1160278.

 

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.  We particularly welcome applications from individuals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect of a multicultural, diverse, and inclusive workplace.

 

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to the attention of Madeline Wrable (mwrable@mit.edu) and write "Data Lab Internship" in the subject line.

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Temporary Archives Assistant, Bentley University, Waltham, MA

The Bentley University Archives is seeking a temporary, part-time assistant to work with the University Archivist on a variety of processing tasks. Primarily, the Assistant will be responsible for physical processing of collections, including a large multimedia accession, and the creation of collection-level records to facilitate access.


Other activities will include digitizing fragile media, completing reference requests, re-housing materials, and creating database records for various archival holdings. Since this is a small department, the Assistant will gain plenty of hands-on experience and will be involved in high-level decision making. The assistant should be highly organized, self-motivated, and have an affinity for multi-tasking. This position is ideal for a current student who has already completed significant coursework, or a recent graduate seeking a transitional position. 



Hours: Flexible schedule, approximately 20 hours per week

Compensation: $15/hr, no other benefits

Dates: 3 month term, June - August 2019, start date flexible



Responsibilities:

  • Process physical collections using MPLP standards, and create collection-level records
  • Create metadata records for memorabilia and audio-visual materials
  • Prepare photographs and metadata for online presentation
  • Digitize audio-visual materials and create collection records
  • Manage off-site storage requests and re-housing of collections
  • Complete reference/research requests on an as-needed basis



Qualifications:

  • Pursuing or recently completed MLS degree with Archives Management concentration
  • Prior processing experience using MPLP, preferably on large collections
  • Working knowledge of archival theory, arrangement and description, and metadata standards 
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and data entry/records creation
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines

 

If interested, please submit a resume and a one-page letter of interest to Jaimie Fritz, University Archivist at jfritz@bentley.edu with the subject line "Graduate Assistant". All documents should be sent as PDF or Microsoft Word attachments. No telephone inquiries, please. Interviews will begin immediately; applications accepted until position is filled. 

Bentley University is located in Waltham, MA. Free parking is offered on campus, and limited public transportation options are also available. To learn more about the Bentley University Library, visit 
www.library.bentley.edu.

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Souls Grown Deep Foundation Intern, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA

The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston is pleased to partner with the Souls Grown Deep Foundation to offer a paid internship during the 2019-2020 academic year. Open to students of color, the internship will provide part-time professional experience in curatorial, interpretation, and conservation related museum areas to students interested in exploring careers in museums and the visual arts. 


The Souls Grown Deep (SGD) intern will become familiar with the holdings of each of the MFA's eleven collection areas and the several conservation labs. They will assist staff from several of the collections areas with exhibition related projects; and will work with the exhibition planning and design, and education teams to gain a broader understanding of the exhibition process. Additionally, the intern will receive an introduction to museum administration and governance from members of the Museum's senior management team.   


The internship includes a trip to the Souls Grown Deep Foundation in Atlanta, an organization dedicated to documenting, preserving, and promoting the contributions of artists from the African American South in the canon of art history, and the cultural traditions in which they are rooted.


In addition to gaining a broad understanding for the multiple career paths available in museums, the intern will have an opportunity to develop and deliver a short presentation highlighting projects they have worked on and insights gathered about prevailing museum theories and practices. 


Responsibilities (include but not limited to)

  • Research
  • Object file/database maintenance
  • Internal and external correspondence 


Qualifications

  • Enrolled and in good standing in an undergraduate program (class of 2020 or 2021) 
  • Completion of at least two years of academic coursework 
  • Demonstrated eligibility for Federal Financial Aid
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills; Proven keen attention to detail
  • Proven academic research skills 
  • Flexibility 
  • Demonstrable interest in art, art history, or museums; open to all majors
  • Competency in a foreign language a plus
  • Ability to commit to 14-20 hours per week for the 2019-2020 academic year (non-negotiable)

  • Per SGDF application procedures, submission (via email to intern@mfa.org) of a single document containing your: 
    • Essay explaining what you hope to learn from this experience, and what you seek to contribute to - and achieve from - the Souls Grown Deep Internship Program (800 word maximum) 
    • Academic transcript
    • Resume, highlighting internships, work experiences, relevant course work, and computer and/or language skills.     
  • *A confidential letter of recommendation received directly from an instructor a faculty member at your college or employment supervisor. The letter of recommendation must come directly from the recommender's institutional email address and should clearly indicate the applicant's name in the subject line.  
  • All material must be received by the MFA, Boston, no later than May 3, 2019; Applicants must be available for an in-person interview to be held no later than May 10, 2019. 

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Teen Central Intern, Boston Public Library - Central Branch, Boston, MA

Are you interested in working with teens and interested in teen services? Participate in an LIS501 approved site.The internship experience will focus on that of observation in Teen Central and that of the professional duties of the Teen Librarians coupled with individual work focusing on the inner workings of a public library.


The experience will culminate with a research paper on the experience. As a 3-credit course, it has a significant hands-on learning component. Through discussion with key personnel in the organization and working under professional librarian supervision the student gains hands-on experience in the information environment.  


Length of time: 14 weeks during Summer 2019, 9 hours/week for a total of 130 hours.

Capacity: Two Interns per Semester in Teen Central

Credit: 3 units

Deadline to apply: April 8, 2019

Contact: Jess Snow jsnow@bpl.org

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Save the Date: SLIS Career and Networking Fair

Wednesday April 17, 2019 4pm-6pm 
Linda K. Paresky Conference Center 

Come to the SLIS Career and Networking Fair on April 17 in the Paresky Conference Center!


This free event will feature a photographer to take headshots (perfect for LinkedIn!) and more than 20 employers and professional organizations interested in talking to you about full- and part-time jobs, internships, and networking opportunities.


Attending employers include the Boston Public Library, Framingham Public Schools, Cambridge Historical Commission, EBSCO, the JFK Library, DeGruyter, Harvard Libraries, Sharon Public Schools, Northeastern School of Law Library, the Jewish Women's Archive, the Public Library of Brookline, AccuFile, the Cape Ann Museum, and more!


The event is open to all current SLIS students and recent graduates and business professional attire is recommended. RSVP here: https://doodle.com/poll/ncafxipwwmuciu5x. We hope to see you there! 

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2019 Student Diversity and Inclusion Internship Program, Congressional Research Service (CRS), Washington, D.C.

The Congressional Research Service is seeking to place students for up to ten weeks in the following paid summer internships. Students of diverse backgrounds, underrepresented groups, or individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

Starting salaries will be $11.54/hour to $26.94/hour, dependent upon the grade of the position. To apply, send an e-mail to Eliamelisa Gonzalez at egonzalez@crs.loc.gov that includes: 1) the position(s) you wish to apply for 2) your resume and 3) official or unofficial transcripts. You can also contact Ms. Gonzalez at (202) 707-6399.

 

The deadline to apply is April 5, 2019. U.S. Citizenship is required. Interns may be eligible for the Metro Transit Subsidy Program. For more information about CRS, please go to http://www.loc.gov/crsinfo/.

 

Domestic Social Policy - (Research and Library Services Section) Intern will assist with maintenance of two research portal sites by adding content, cleaning up metadata, and developing strategy to assess old files for possible inclusion. Conducting research to find the most recent state plans for the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program. Compile information about state child support guidelines. Intern would also assist with additional ad hoc and short-term projects as they arise. The intern should possess familiarity with SharePoint and with database searching. Candidate should be currently pursuing a Master of Library Science (or Master of Library and Information Science, or similar degrees).

 

Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division - (Research and Library Services Section)

Intern will organize digital files; provide reference and research services; searching for; bills, laws, hearings, treaties, news articles; using LIS and subscription databases. In addition, the intern will prepare finding aids, directories, background reports and related written reference products. Intern should have knowledge of conducting and providing reference, research, information management and organization, and an interest in public policy. Intern should possess the ability to work collaboratively with librarians and policy experts. Masters of Library/Information Science candidates preferred.

 

Foreign Affairs, Defense and Trade Division - (Defense Budget, Manpower and Management Section)

Intern would contribute to updates of CRS Reports, co-author an InFocus or Insight on U.S. defense industry after completing the Division standard design review. During the internship, the intern will learn to perform and practice legislative research. Before the end of the internship, the intern will practice oral presentation by briefing the permanent staff of the Division. The ideal intern would have a background in economics, econometrics, applied econometrics or statistics. Desired skills would be some knowledge of data visualization in programs such as Excel, High Charts, BI, D3, Python or R.

 

Government and Finance Division - (Government Finance and Taxation Section)

The intern's assignments will focus on state and local public finance and the relationship with the federal government. Depending on the intern's background and areas of interest, the project could focus on specific areas of such as infrastructure finance or grants for specific policy outcomes; and state and local budgeting and the variation across states particularly if federal aid programs are modified. Intern should have an undergraduate degree in economics, finance or business. Ideal intern is a graduate student currently enrolled in an economics, finance, business administration, public administration, public policy, and math or computer science program. Intern should possess the ability to manipulate spreadsheets, inferential statistics software; have experience in writing literature reviews and accessible description economics primers.

 

Knowledge Services Group - (Information Architecture, Analytics and Data Section)

The intern will assist in the arrangement and description of the CRS Archives, and the development of aids for locating materials within the Archives. Intern will be assign subject metadata for products added to the CRSX repository. The intern will help maintain CRS taxonomies and their association with CRS content, and metadata for CRS reports and other products. In addition, the intern will analyze and identify terms for search thesaurus to optimize search on the CRS website and assist with the digitization of CRS materials. Knowledge of and experience working in an archives and knowledge of archival arrangement and description is desired. Strong organizational skills, excellent attention to detail, able to work independently, and basic computer skills needed. Student pursuing masters in library science with concentration in archives is preferred; other degrees considered are masters in science archives, museum studies, and information science.

 

Knowledge Services Group - (Information Architecture, Analytics and Data Section)

Intern will assist with development of taxonomies and related documentation; metadata identification and capture; maintaining digital archives; assist with data quality reviews and data cleanup efforts; and create business analytics reports. Intern will update content management applications and documentation as needed. In addition, intern will assist with updating Data Metrics Portal as well as research and recommend additional tools and techniques. Ideal intern will have knowledge of taxonomies or ontologies, metadata principles and uses, and ability to work with data in different formats. Intern should understand website content management and research. Knowledge and experience of data statistical techniques /computations and computer skills in statistics tools such as SQL, Python, and R desired. Student should possess excellent attention to detail and able to work independently. Student pursuing a graduate degree in information science, information management or systems or masters in library science.

 

Resources, Science and Industry - (Research and Library Services Section)

Under the direction of the section head, the intern will assess, inventory, organize the extensive print research collections in the Resources Science and Industry Division. Intern will assist in digital library initiatives. The intern will increase access to these collections by creating finding aids and other access points, and will help design and develop content for intranet knowledge management sites. In addition, intern will assist research librarians with congressional requests requiring basic research and data entry verification. The intern should have experience in cataloging or creating metadata, attention to detail, thoroughness, and demonstrate initiative. Intern experience with SharePoint, Python, or R, is a plus. Undergraduate or graduate student of library science, information technology, archives and records management, history, political science or public policy is preferred.

 

Office of the Counselor to the Director - (Administrative Section) Opportunity ONLY six to eight weeks

The intern would conduct legal research and prepare memoranda for use by attorneys in the Counselor's Office regarding legal issues of interest to the Office. Additionally, the intern would have the opportunity to shadow attorneys in the office when they advise management on labor and employee relations matters, as well as ethics and policies issues. The intern would provide drafts of documents to follow up on these meetings. Ideal intern would have the ability to write and conduct legal research. Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited law school program.

 

Office of Administrative Operations - Procurement and Administrative Services Section

Intern will conduct an analysis of some existing processes. This will include gathering data on the processes and doing an analysis of where the bottlenecks appear to be. Analysis may lead to updating of forms or information within internal website. Intern will participate in some facilities/space analysis and projects. In addition, may conduct an analysis of existing space and future space needs. Intern should possess attention to detail, willingness to learn and strong organizational skills. Student can be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program preferably business, mathematics, or humanities.

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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 Prague 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. 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.


This seminar will be 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.


Prague: May 19-June 1

Registration Deadline Extended to April 1st, 2019

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.



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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Call for Submissions: Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services (ABOS) Bernard Vavrek Scholarship

One of the slated purposes of the Association of Bookmobile and Outreach Services is "to contribute to the education and training of library staff working in the area of bookmobile and outreach services." To help fulfill this goal, ABOS has created the Bernard Vavrek Scholarship.

It will be awarded annually to a student who is currently enrolled and has completed at least one semester in a Library and/or Information Science graduate degree program, and who is interested in this particular field within the library profession.

Dr. Bernard Vavrek, Professor of Library Science, Chair of the Library Science Department at Clarion University, recently retired after teaching at Clarion from 1971-2008. He co-founded with John Philip the "Great American Bookmobile Conference," running it for many years until ABOS was formed and took over management of the conference.

This scholarship honors Dr. Vavrek's profound commitment to library science and, in particular, bookmobile and outreach services.


II. Amount of the Award

The amount of $1,000 will be awarded annually to a qualified Library and/or Information Science student. A check will be sent directly to the ALA accredited library school where the applicant is currently enrolled to be applied to the next term of study.


III. Eligibility Requirements


The applicant must:

  • Be currently enrolled and have completed at least one semester in a graduate degree program in Library and/or Information Science program at an ALA-accredited library school.
  • Maintain a grade point average of 3.0 or better.
  • Demonstrate an interest in outreach/bookmobile librarianship.


IV. Application Requirements/Checklist

  • Your name
  • Your contact information including mailing address, phone number, and email address
  • The name and contact information of the ALA-accredited library school which you are attending
  • A copy of your most recent transcript showing a grade point average of 3.0 or better
  • A personal narrative showcasing your interest in outreach/bookmobile librarianship
  • Two letters of reference
  • Please send all application materials to the ABOS Awards Chair - awards@abos-outreach.com


V. Key Dates

  • This scholarship is awarded in October of each year.

 

2019 applications for the Bernard Vavrek Scholarship are now open!

  • All submissions are due by July 31, 2019.

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Intern, Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archives, New Haven, CT

The Archive Intern will assist the Supreme Council Archivist in collecting, preserving, and sharing the Knights of Columbus' 135+ year legacy, allowing both members and the general public to forge meaningful connections with the organization's history. This is a unique opportunity for those who have an interest in fraternal organizations, religious history, and/or archives in museums.


This internship provides a unique opportunity to work in an evolving corporate archive that recently has reorganized, is migrating its database to ArchivesSpace, and is migrating finding aids online. The work of interns will be integral in processing the collections and establishing foundational processes and procedures for the archive to move forward.


Internships can be arranged for any term. Preference given to LIS or History graduate students, but undergraduate internships will be considered. A minimum of 150 hours of work is preferred, but shorter internships may be arranged.


Responsibilities

Interns will benefit from exposure to a wide variety of archival tasks. Projects include, but are not necessarily limited to:

  • Processing and rehousing of physical assets.
  • Preparation of finding aid for entry into ArchivesSpace, a content management system (CMS).
  • Research supporting the archivist with day-to-day activities, such as research request fulfillment.

 

Required Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Graduate students in Library and Information Science or History with concentrations in Archival Administration or Library Science.
  • Familiarity with archival best practices.
  • Experience with archival research.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze, organize, and prioritize.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • Familiarity with content management systems. Experience with ArchivesSpace highly desirable.
  • All interns must pass a drug-screening and background check before beginning their internship.

 

Working Conditions

  • Office Environment
  • Moderate Lifting (15-30 lbs)
  • Monday - Friday Hours
  • Tobacco and Drug Free

 

How to Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and 2 letters of reference to VivianLea Solek, Archivist, Knights of Columbus Supreme Council Archives, vivianlea.solek@kofc.org.

Application materials are due by April 15. Internship to begin in May or as arranged.

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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. Successful candidates will have interest in reference work and searching. 

 

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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Librarian Intern, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

The Robbins Library is seeking an organized, service-focused, and tech-savvy individual for the position of Librarian Intern.


Duties/descriptions:

Provides information services to the public in a very busy library. Assists patrons in the use of the library. Troubleshoots copiers, printers, microfilm machine and computers. Assists patrons with the use of technology and information resources. Oversees all Interlibrary Loans. Performs various clerical functions and other duties as assigned for the Adult Services Department. This position reports to the Head of Adult Services. This position requires daytime hours and some Saturdays.


Qualifications:

A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university - AND - current enrollment in a Master's of Library Science program accredited by the American Library Association are required. Requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Organization and attention to detail a must. Excellent task management skills and comfort with technology is essential for this position. Knowledge of the Innovative Interfaces Sierra ILS helpful. The ideal candidate will work well both independently and with others.


Salary/Hours:

This is an 18.5 hour a week position at $17.87 per hour. 


Closing Date: April 4


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

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Library and Records Management Intern, Massachusetts Department of Telecommunications and Cable, Boston, MA

The Department of Telecommunications and Cable ("DTC") is a state agency responsible for overseeing the telecommunications and cable industries in Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  The DTC works to ensure that consumers receive high quality communications at just and reasonable rates.  The agency provides expert input into the development of telecommunications and cable related policies for the Commonwealth and the federal government, assists in the expansion of broadband service in Massachusetts, promotes sustainable competition in the telecommunications marketplace and maintains and enforces consumer protections.


Basic Function of the Position: To assist the DTC in capturing, cataloging and modernizing its library and dockets.


Job Description:  The DTC is looking for assistance with organizing its records in order to digitize most documents and tag them for better use by staff.  The position will entail working with the Legal and Administration Divisions to design a strategy to organize, catalog and tag content and train staff on appropriate use of a new database management system.  


The intern should be familiar with Microsoft Office Suite and preferably have knowledge of On Base or a similar database management system as well as knowledge of general cataloging procedure. Intern duties in the records management area may include the following: assist in the development of indexes of agency records; assist in digitizing records; working with staff to determine where and how documents should be retained; and other duties as assigned.


The position will allow the intern to gain practical work experience in project management, cross-team organization and time and resource management; as well as public records law experience.  This position is ideal for someone interested in becoming a law librarian.


Job Type: Internship

Paid/Unpaid: Unpaid


Critical Duties and Responsibilities: Organizing, cataloging, tagging and digitizing documents. Training staff on use of On Base Data Management system.


Qualifications: Detail-oriented, creative, resourceful, and a positive attitude. The ideal candidate should be currently enrolled in or recent graduates of a Library Science program. Basic office skills with Microsoft Office products such as Word and Excel, search skills, interest in public records management and technology, experience with a data management system.


Preferred Work Experience:  Time in an office or library setting preferred.  This internship is designed for an individual who is interested in exploring librarianship, archives, and records management. 


To Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Sandra E. Merrick, General Counsel, Department of Telecommunications and Cable at sandra.e.merrick@mass.gov or 1000 Washington Street, Suite 820, Boston, MA 02118-6500. 

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Library Public Services Intern, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

The Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center Public Services Department is seeking an enthusiastic candidate looking for an experience that varies with every changing day. This candidate should be in pursuit of a master's degree in library and information science. 


Weekly, this candidate will provide in-person assistance at the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center Information Services Desk. These job responsibilities include, but are not limited the following tasks: 

  • Evaluating and answering minor research questions
  • Referring major/in-depth research questions to a subject specialist librarian
  • Assisting patrons with consultation scheduling and directory technology
  • Assist patrons with finding materials in the library stacks
  • Providing directional assistance to library patrons
  • Answering queries from library patrons in-person and on the phone
  • Providing excellent customer services

The successful candidate in this position will work on various access services, public services and technical services tasks including but not limited to: 

  • Creating library and resource guides
  • Some assessment and public services based projects
  • Some opportunities for library literacy instruction
  • Some opportunities for community outreach
  • Serials verification and claiming
  • Other tasks as needed

 

Additional Details: 

The Public Services Intern will be trained to help library patrons with locating books, articles, and other citations, booking group study rooms, using library technology, and with referrals to other library services and staff. 

Basic training in using library databases will enable a successful candidate working in this position to provide expert service to patrons of the Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center as well as develop their own research expertise.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Some course work in Library and Information Science graduate program
  • Experience with an integrated library system; preferably Alma
  • Customer service experience
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Ability to seamlessly maneuver from one work task to another in a service based environment, work independently, and face new and unexpected questions on a regular basis.
  • Ability to lift materials of up to 20-30 lbs., accounting for books, paper reams, etc
  • General understanding of both PC and Apple mobile technology

 

Availability: One position currently available immediately (March 2019)

Pay: $15.00/hour

Hours: Up to 20 hours per week comprised of shifts as noted below:

  • Tuesdays 9:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Fridays 9:00 am-2:00 pm
  • Other shifts as needed

 

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter including information about your schedule availability:

DaVonne Rooney

davonne@upenn.edu

Please write "Library Public Services Internship" in the subject line.

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

 

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Library Science Intern, Bridge Boston Charter School, Roxbury, MA

Bridge Boston Charter School is a PreK-7th grade public charter school in Roxbury with a rich school library program run by a dedicated team of part-time volunteers. We recently purchased our first cataloging system, OPALS, and are seeking an intern with a library science background to support the cataloging work. 


Primary responsibilities: 

  • Collaborate with volunteer team to establish standards for how to catalog and shelve different types of books
  • Accurately input data about books into electronic catalog system, including finding an F&P reading level and adding relevant keywords
  • Apply spine labels and barcodes
  • Shelve books
  • Support volunteer library team in learning how to use electronic system to circulate books

Knowledge and Skills: 
  • Library & Information Science major strongly preferred  
  • Experience with cataloging software - OPALS experience strongly preferred
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Experience training volunteers or staff
 
Please apply through the Simmons student work-study page: https://app.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2492752 (or search for "#2492752 Library Science Intern"). All questions may be directed to Alison Tyler, Data Specialist, at atyler@bridgebostoncs.org

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Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellowship, Cyprus University of Technology (CUT), Limassol, Cyprus

CYPRUS UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY (CUT)

DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRICAL and COMPUTER ENGINNERING and INFORMATICS

UNESCO CHAIR on Digital Cultural Heritage

 

Full Time Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher Position (ESR) in the field of

Enrichment of 3D volumetric data with Metadata and Semantics

 

Applications are invited from candidates who possess the necessary qualifications in order to fill one (1) full time Marie S. Curie Early Stage Researcher (ESR) Fellow Position in the newly established UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage / Digital Heritage Research Lab of the Cyprus University of Technology (CUT) in the research field of Enrichment of 3D volumetric objects with Metadata and Semantics: The selected Marie S. Curie ESR will work for thirty six (36) months within the ITN CHANGE Marie S.Curie ITN Project, an EU-funded programme bringing together eight (8) leading European Institutions as full beneficiaries and ten (10) other as partners in a transnational network, aiming at implementing a multidisciplinary and intersectorial research and training programme between academic, research and the industrial partners.

 

Description

Cultural Heritage (CH) is an integral element of Europe, vital for the creation of a common European identity and one of the greatest assets for steering Europe's social, economic development and job creation. However, the current research training activities in CH are fragmented and mostly designed as single-discipline, failing to cover the whole lifecycle of Digital Cultural Heritage (DCH) research, which is by nature a multi-disciplinary and intersectorial agenda. The CHANGE project will train a new generation of early stage researchers towards a common goal, namely the assessment of changes in tangible cultural heritage objects and their monitoring in the atmosphere and/or during their conservation treatment, using multimodal imaging techniques to complement more traditional analytical techniques. Their research will consist in optimizing capture of data and their analysis, visualisation and management, to ensure a better documentation and long-term preservation of our common European cultural heritage. This work will be carried out within an int erdisciplinary environment involving 5 CH and 4 ICT beneficiary institutions as well as 9 CH, ICT and industrial partners from 8 EU countries.

 

Position Overview

One ESR to be recruited by the host organization of the Cyprus University of Technology in Limassol, Cyprus for the duration of three (3) years under full employment contract. The fellow will work on: Development of advanced metadata and semantic model for integrating: (1) paradata of the acquisition technologies and historical and archaeological evidence of CH objects, (2) the argumentation leading to virtual reconstruction and discussing alternatives with the object owners/ stakeholders, (3) the connection of physical and social -historical, constructive, functional, aesthetic and environmental parameters, etc. with 3D/4D documentation of CH objects.

 

Expected Results

A complete online platform for the holistic e-documentation of 3D CH objects: metadata, paradata, semantics, reflecting the interpretation and story of the 3D asset.

 

The Applicant Should: 

  1. Have completed at least a four or five-year education cycle (e.g. Diploma in Engineering, Master's Degree etc.) from a recognized university in Geomatics, Computer- / Electrical Engineering Computer Science, Surveying Engineering and/or BA or MA in Humanities with a focus on e-CH with less than four (4) years of continuous full-time research experience in the above fields, with excellent programming skills and very good language and communication / implementation skills,
  2. At the time of recruitment, not have resided (or carried out his/her main activity e.g. work, studies, etc.) in Cyprus, for more than 12 months in the last 3 years immediately prior to the reference recruitment date,
  3. Possess excellent knowledge of the English language at a proficiency level (spoken and written)

 

Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 years of experience (Post graduate) - According to the H2020 (Marie S. Curie Actions) Regulations. Eligibility rules for the Marie S. Curie fellows can be found at the H2020 MSCA 2018-2020 Work programme:

http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/wp/2018-2020/main/h2020-wp1820msca_en.pdf

 

Research Profile

First Stage Researcher (R1)

 

Benefits

  • Competitive salary to cover living allowance (2.701,02 Euro - gross salary), mobility (600,00 Euro) plus a family allowance (if the candidate is married: 500,00 Euro), social and health insurance (according to the H2020 Marie S. Curie Actions Programme and CUT regulations).
  • In the context of a personal Career Development Plan, opportunities for international collaboration, attend outstanding conferences/events and exchanges to world-class academic and industrial partners will take place.
  • Registration for a PhD at CUT / UNESCO Chair on Digital Cultural Heritage, Limassol, Cyprus.
  • Training in a range of state-of-the-art scientific skills, intellectual property management skills and visiting GR language courses at CUT language center, and project
  • Secondment placements within the network's partners (up to max. 30% of the training period).

 

For more details on the fellow salary and other benefits/eligibility criteria please refer to the H2020 Marie S. Curie actions CHANGE website at http://change-itn.eu/and http://change-itn.eu/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Guide_Applicants_shortened.pdf

 

Applicants are requested to submit the following:

  1. Detailed EuroPass - Curriculum Vitae in English - three (3) copies (see also: https://europass.cedefop.europa.eu/documents/curriculum-vitae),

    2. Motivation Letter - three (3) copies,

    3. Official certified transcripts of grades from all academic institutions of higher education listed in his/her application, certified copies of degrees, or/and certifications of fulfillment of the required obligations for entering a graduate PhD programme - three (3) copies

   4. Official certified copies of titles in English language - three (3) copies

   5. Names and full address (including valid email) of three referees who, upon request, can provide recommendation letters - three (3) copies

   6. Copies of any related research papers or other significant achievements/work by the applicant - three (3) copies

 

Applications must be submitted in a closed envelop marked as "Application for H2020 Marie S. Curie CHANGE Research Fellow Position (ESR)" - UNESCO CHAIR DCH - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Informatics at the premises of the Cyprus University of Technology, Human Resource Department, 4th Floor, Arch. Kyprianos 31, CY-3036 Limassol via express courier or must be sent via registered post (P.O. Box 50329, CY-3603 Limassol) with a clearly visible post office stamp of a date not later than 31 st of May, 2019, 24:00 which is the deadline for the submission of the applications.

 

Applicants are also requested to send their applications electronically to the email address marinos.ioannides@cut.ac.cybefore the deadline of May 31st2019, however, please note that the electronic submission alone will not be considered as a formal application unless the printed application is received as requested in the previous paragraph.

 

For further information please contact Dr. Marinos Ioannides at email : marinos.ioannides@cut.ac.cy and telephone number +357-25-002020 or visit the website and telephone number +357-25-002020 or visit the website: http://change-itn.eu/

 

Research Fields

Computer Science, Geomatics, Archives, libraries, semantics, ontology, Photogrammetry, Computer Vision, Computer Graphics, Big Data, Holistic documentation

 

Start of Fellowship: October 1st, 2019

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Call for Papers: Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize

The Miriam Braverman Memorial Prize is awarded each year by the Progressive Librarians Guild for the best paper about some aspect of the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or librarianship. Papers related to archivists, archives, and archival work are also eligible.


The award honors Miriam Ruth Gutman Braverman (1920-2002), who was a socialist, writer, activist librarian, and longstanding member of the Progressive Librarians Guild, a founder of the ALA's Social Responsibilities Round Table, and a proponent of the social responsibilities perspective within Library and Information Science. The award is intended to celebrate Miriam's spirit of activism and faith in the power of people's collective social justice efforts and inspire future generations of librarians. The award has been given annually since 2003.


The winning paper will be published in a forthcoming issue of Progressive Librarian. The prize winner will also receive a $500 stipend to help offset the cost of travel to and from the American Library Association's (ALA) Annual Conference. The award will be presented at the annual PLG dinner at ALA, and the winner is invited to present their paper at the PLG meeting. In addition, the winner will be provided a press pass for the conference, allowing for free entry to sessions and the exhibition floor with the expectation they will write a short reflection for publication by PLG.

See the past Braverman Award winners and read their works.


Requirements and Application Instructions

  1. Contestants must be Library and/or Information Science students attending a graduate-level program in the United States or Canada. Contestants may not have finished their coursework earlier than December 2018.
  2. Entries must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant, and must be written in English. Entries may not exceed 3,000 words, and must conform to MLA formatting and style.
  3. To facilitate the blind review process, each entry must include a cover sheet providing the contestant's name, full contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address), name of the institution where the contestant is enrolled, and the title of the paper. No identifying information, other than the title, should appear on the paper itself.
  4. Entries must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, to bravermansubmissions@gmail.com. Entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on International Workers' Day, or May Day, May 1, 2019.
  5. The $500 stipend is available only to help defray the cost of ALA conference attendance in the winning year; if the winner of the contest is unable to attend, the money will remain in the Braverman Prize endowment fund.

 


Any questions regarding the contest or the selection process can be directed to the chairs of the selection committee, Julene Jones (julene.jones@uky.edu) and Madeline Veitch (veitchm@newpaltz.edu).

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Free and Open-Source Project Interns, Outreachy, Multiple Locations

Outreachy provides three-month internships to work in Free and Open Source Software (FOSS). Our internships run twice a year, May to August and December to March. Interns are paid a stipend of $5,500 and have a $500 travel stipend available to them. Outreachy internship projects may include programming, user experience, documentation, illustration and graphical design, or data science. Interns often find employment after their internship with Outreachy sponsors or in jobs that use the skills they learned during their internship.

Outreachy internships are open to applicants around the world. Interns work remotely with mentors from FOSS communities.

We expressly invite women (both cis and trans), trans men, and genderqueer people to apply. We also expressly invite applications from residents and nationals of the United States of any gender who are Black/African American, Hispanic/Latin@, Native American/American Indian, Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian, or Pacific Islander. Anyone who faces under-representation, systematic bias, or discrimination in the technology industry of their country is invited to apply.

https://www.outreachy.org

The timeline for this round is:

Feb. 18, 2019   Initial applications open
March 12, 2019  Last date for mentors to submit new internship project listings
March 26, 2019  Final application deadline for most projects
April 2, 2019   Final application deadline for late projects
May 6, 2019     Accepted interns announced
May 20, 2019 to Aug. 20, 2019   Internships period

Please read through the application instructions and eligibility requirements carefully.

https://www.outreachy.org/apply/eligibility/

We've made some changes to the application process this round. We've simplified the rules for which rounds students can participate in. We've added a new essay question to the initial application. Please read about the changes here:

https://www.outreachy.org/blog/outreachy-applications-are-open/

You will need to fill out an initial application. Once your initial application is approved, you'll be able to see the full details for each internship project. Then you can make a contribution to the project. Applicants will need to record their in-progress contributions on the Outreachy website. Once one contribution is recorded, applicants can start to work on the final application for the internship project.

We currently have 6 Free and Open Source projects who are ready to take contributions from applicants, and we expect to have more join in the next couple of weeks. Outreachy generally lists around 60 projects per round, and accepts about 40 interns. We'll send another announcement once we have more projects.

If you have any questions about the internship, we have volunteers standing by to answer them. Please contact applicant-help@outreachy.org. If you can't get in contact with a mentor or you're having trouble choosing which project(s) to apply to, you can contact our mentors mailing list at mentors@lists.outreachy.org

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Spring and Summer Interns, Lesbian Herstory Archives, Brooklyn, NY

LHA is looking for students with a strong affinity for the arrangement and organization of materials, sound critical thinking skills and an interest in providing better/broader access to materials by and about the herstory of lesbian activism, creative contributions and everyday lives.


LHA accepts general internship applications on a rolling basis throughout the year.  We are specifically looking for interns to process & catalog video tape, buttons, t-shirt data, banners, subject files, periodicals and books.  We prefer students currently enrolled in library school or archival studies but this is not a requirement.  Internships can be completed for course credit.



Sample Project Descriptions: 

1) Buttons: clean, label, rehouse, catalog, scan, upload scans to Dropbox, enter data into Zoho sheets and migrate metadata and images to Wordpress.  Training provided for unfamiliar apps.  

2) Videos: rehouse, repair, identify, research and catalog on-site video tape and prepare tapes for shipments to off-site storage at Iron Mountain archival storage facility where appropriate.   

3) Books: unbox, rehouse, catalog, repair and prepare books for shipments where appropriate.  

4) T-Shirt Data: Data cleanup, image uploads to Dropbox, metadata and image migration to Wordpress.



Internship Goals:

Interns will gain practice in preparing print and non print materials, working with several online catalogs and bibliographic utilities and creating online collections.  



Requirements:

  • Interns must be available at least 2 days per week (a minimum of 10 hours per week). 
  • Interns must demonstrate familiarity with/interest in lesbian activism, history, cultural creations/movements
  • Interns should be familiar with working in a PC environment and the use of regular office machines (copier, scanner, fax machine, answering machine)

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with Wordpress, Dropbox, Google Sheets, Excel, Zoho or another spreadsheet app 
  • Strong typing, spelling and grammar skills 
  • Patience and accuracy with repetitive tasks
  • Ability to work well independently and in a group setting
  • Ability to communicate frequently and effectively in an online setting (email, chat, group list)



To Apply:

If you are interested in applying to be a Spring or Summer intern please send an email with your cover letter (outlining your experience and interest in LHA ) to lha_interns@earthlink.net. Please attach your resume as a PDF document. Your cover letter should be the body of your email. LHA can't provide housing for interns.

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Cultural Resources Internship, Joshua Tree National Park, Twentynine Palms, CA

The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE), in cooperation with the National Park Service (NPS) and other partnering government agencies, is pleased to offer internships during the summer of 2019. NCPE has partnered with the NPS since 1992 to connect higher education students and recent graduates in historic preservation, cultural resource management, and related fields to projects at a wide variety of sites and divisions within the NPS system and other agencies annually.


The length of an internship can vary from 10 to 30 weeks if full-time (40 hours/week) or longer if on a part-time schedule. The exact starting dates will be determined on a case-by-case basis with the supervisor.


Stipends are paid at $15/hour unless noted otherwise. Please note that interns are not NCPE or NPS employees; stipends are academic awards rather than wages. Taxes are not withheld, nor are social security contributions made on your behalf. These funds may be taxable, however, so consult a tax preparation professional if you have questions.



3196. Joshua Tree National Park, Cultural Resources Program Archives/Archeology:  

  • Assists park Cultural Resources staff with organizing and managing project and site record files.
  • Primary duties include sorting, processing, and digitizing documents, digitizing historic slides, photos, and records, and inventorying, maintaining, and sorting archival material, much of which is archeological.
  • Additional opportunities to participate in historic preservation and archeological fieldwork.
  • Candidates should possess archival experience, and archeological experience is preferred. Housing is available.
  • Located in Twentynine Palms, CA. (600 hours)   


Due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required for all positions if you are chosen for that position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information about those requirements and procedures at the time of hiring. Please direct any questions to waso_cr-intern@nps.gov.



How to Apply

This internship is offered under the National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE) Program. More information is available here: http://preservenet.cornell.edu/employ/ncpe.php. The application form can be downloaded at http://preservenet.cornell.edu/NCPE%202019/NCPE%20application%20Summer%202019%20(3).doc


The application is available in Adobe Acrobat. To submit your application, please scan your materials and email them as a single Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file containing both the signed application and the two most recent years of your academic transcripts to the Co-Director of NCPE's Internship Program, Julee Johnson (email: manager@historicurbanplans.com).


Applications that include a resume, writing sample (other than the required essay), portfolio, or other documents are not acceptable. Please adhere to the single .pdf format requirements; your application will be rejected if it is not received in this form.


Name the file with your name in this format: Lastname, Firstname NCPE Summer19. Due to the large number of applications received, please keep your file under 5 MB or compress it to meet this limit. 


Applications must be received no later than Friday, March 15, 2019 at 5:00 p.m.


Once the deadline for submission has passed, NCPE's staff will process applications and forward them to the supervisors at the many NPS sites and offices requesting an intern. Supervisors will review the applications and contact applicants for a phone interview. Please allow 6-8 weeks after the deadline before inquiring about the status of your application.

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Archives Volunteer, USS Constitution Museum, Boston, MA

The Curatorial Department at the USS Constitution Museum seeks an Archives Volunteer to assist the Archivist with processing, digitization, and other archival projects as needed. The USS Constitution Museum, located in the Charlestown Navy Yard, serves as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution by collecting, preserving, and interpreting the stories of "Old Ironsides" and the people associated with her.

 

Desired Skills:

  • Graduate coursework in library science and/or archives management
  • Demonstrated experience scanning documents and photographs, as well as basic Photoshop editing skills
  • Strong organizational skills and careful attention to detail
  • Interest in American history is a plus

 

Schedule:

Minimum of 4 hours per week between 9 AM and 4 PM, Monday - Friday.

 

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Kate Monea, Archivist, at kmonea@usscum.org. This is an unpaid volunteer position. All volunteers must complete a CORI form upon starting.

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Simmons SLIS Travel Course in Seoul, South Korea

The Simmons University School of Library and Information Science is pleased to invite LIS students from ALA-accredited master's programs to apply for enrollment in our Summer 2019 travel course in Seoul, South Korea. The program provides two weeks of on-site instruction in Seoul from approximately July 24 - August 12, 2019, with online instruction in the weeks before departure. This course is offered as part of a partnership with Yonsei University's Department of Library and Information Science. 


Applications are due Friday March 1. Interested students should email the SLIS Office of Admissions at slisadm@simmons.edu to begin an application.


Please verify with your home institution that courses taken at Simmons SLIS will count for transfer credit back to your current program before applying. In addition to Simmons tuition, there is an additional travel fee for this course. For more information please contact Carolyn Gallmeyer at cocis-events@simmons.edu


Metadata (LIS 445) will be taught by Professor Jeffrey Pomerantz, covering the theory and practice of metadata as it is applied to digital collections. It will provide students with a comprehensive overview of current metadata standards in the library, archives, and visual resources communities and offer them an opportunity to get hands-on practice using selected standards. It will examine the role of metadata in the discovery, delivery, administration, and preservation of digital objects and consider current and emerging issues in metadata. 


Site visits will include trips to important LIS institutions like the Korea National Library, Yonsei University Samsung Library, and the Korean Film Archive. Potential extracurricular excursions include Gyeongbokgung Place, the Demilitarized Zone at the border of North Korea, and a baseball game at Jamsil Baseball Stadium.

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Information Services Intern, Bain & Company, Boston, MA

Bain & Company is one of the world's leading global business consulting firms, serving clients across six continents. It was founded in 1973 on the principle that consultants must measure their success in terms of their clients' financial results. Bain's clients have outperformed the stock market 4 to 1. With offices in all major cities, Bain has worked with over 4,150 major multinational and other corporations from every economic sector, in every region of the world.

 

Position Summary

The Information Services intern will assist the Manager and IS team with their administrative tasks. The internship provides valuable experiential learning opportunities to build the many skills that are foundational for a career in library services. Interns are full members of the team for the duration of their internship and are invited to attend regular team meetings and social events.  The intern will work 20 hours per week in Bain's Boston office and we are looking to hire the intern immediately.

 

Responsibilities & Duties

Administrative and Research Support

  • Under close supervision, supports the local IS department
  • Ensures invoices are paid on time for online services, books, journals, and stationery. Involves regular liaison with suppliers and the Finance Department
  • May manage subscription and journal acquisition for the department and consultants. Includes suggesting relevant material for purchase, placing orders, updating a subscriptions database and circulating journals
  • Catalogues books for Information Services, plus shelving book and magazine returns as quickly as possible to make them available for other users
  • Builds knowledge of  basic business sources
  • Initiates and undertakes key project work when required such as organizing & updating the Information Services Portal
  • Proactively seeks opportunities to broaden and deepen skill set by participating in special projects
  • Provides ongoing support for basic asset-building activities including processing orders and new acquisitions, cataloging, and serials check-in, end-user system updates, tracking circulation of materials from the collection and ongoing maintenance of print and other special collections

 

Qualifications

  • Currently working towards an undergraduate or graduate degree, preferably in Library or Information Sciences
  • Previous work experience in administrative support, preferably in a professional environment
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Attention to detail, effective time management, and strong verbal skills required
  • Candidates must possess an ability to learn quickly, multi-task and work independently
  • Fluent written and verbal communication skills in English required

 

 

Application Instructions: To view the full description and apply, please visit the following link.

 

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Library Intern, America's Test Kitchen, Boston, MA

This 5-hour/week position is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience in all facets of small special library management. (Please note that this will be 5 hours spread over the week between the hours of 9-5 Monday-Friday. No weekends.)


This is a rewarding opportunity to work as a solo librarian in a special library. You will gain hands-on experience with the organization and management of a library, work with a wonderful (and growing) culinary collection (over 4,800 books, plus magazines and newspapers), and make a positive contribution to a fascinating organization.


The successful candidate will have instructional experience; strong, positive communication and interpersonal skills; the ability and willingness to handle multiple responsibilities in a changing environment; and be conversant with various library trends, web development, and culinary trends.


Essential Elements of the Position:

  • Process (catalog, enter into database, shelve) new items

  • Provide reference services and help ATK staff locate books, recipes, and relevant information for magazine articles

  • Maintain catalogs and library website

  • Maintain and manage rare book collection

  • Design and conduct technology trainings

  • Identify and select new items for the collection

  • Manage company newspaper and magazine subscriptions

  • Shelving materials and shelf-reading


Skills and Abilities:

  • Flexibility in schedule


  • Knowledge of collection development

  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective reference techniques

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Excellent computer skills, including familiarity with computer coding concepts (including HTML, CSS and web-hosting services), database searching, and software specific to libraries

  • Ability to lift and carry up to 20 pounds and to climb on step stool to reach top shelves


Education and Experience:

  • BA/BS or equivalent

  • Currently enrolled in a Library Science program

  • Completion of LIS 438, 407, and 488 (or relevant experience)


Salary: $12/hr


To Apply:

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter, resume, transcript, and availability via email to library.intern@americastestkitchen.com with ATK Library Intern Application in the subject line.


Application Deadline: March 20

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Student Intern, Biogen Library and Information Center, Cambridge, MA

The Biogen Library and Information Center invites applications for a library intern. This internship will be full-time from June to August 2019, and will have two areas that the student will work in: researching text mining tools and assisting in library outreach.



Researching text mining tools and applications

  • Research text mining applications and use cases for library projects
  • Apply research to identify preferred applications
  • Work with library staff to create a business plan for the addition of text mining tools to the library
  • Present business plan to library staff
  • Assist in library internal social media efforts
  • Post to Yammer on behalf of the library
  • Create blog posts to advertise library events
  • Participate in the evaluation of library communication efforts: monitor Yammer and blog posts to identify trends 


The Biogen Library and Information Center (BLInC) is committed to providing world-class information, resources, and services to all employees. We aim to provide the right information at the right time to help Biogen succeed in its mission to change the lives of patients.

Our library is completely virtual and accessible to all employees. BLInC provides access to a wide variety of databases, journals, resources, and eBooks on topics ranging from scientific and drug information to regulatory and patent resources. Our services include expert searching, customized research, library and database training, book ordering, and copyright consultations.

Key Learning Objectives 

  • Develop a general knowledge and understanding of pharmaceutical libraries.
  • Hands-on experience in a digital library
  • Apply knowledge learned in graduate level coursework to the identify resources and present information
  • Identify, analyze and evaluate text mining tools
  • Hands-on experience to include: interpersonal skills, team work, time management, social media and presentations.
  • Embrace networking opportunities and improve professional communication.
  • Organize, create, and disseminate information via social media


By the end of this internship, the student will have:

  • Expanded their knowledge of corporate librarianship
  • Enhance tools for the Biogen Library
  • Increased technical skills
  • A greater understanding of library practices
  • An understanding of professional standards in the corporate library field
  • Developed a network of current professionals in the field


Qualifications

To participate in the Biogen Intern or Co-op Program, students must meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.
  • Enrollment in a full-time undergraduate or graduate program, returning to the academic program following Biogen Intern or Co-op assignment
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.2 preferred
  • At least 18 years of age prior to the scheduled start date
  • Completed at least one year of undergraduate studies
  • Interest in special libraries
  • Great communication skills, verbal and written
  • Attention to detail a must
  • Comfortable working with Microsoft applications OR willing to learn new technologies
  • Time management

Education:

Master's level student of Library and Information Sciences and/or Computer Science


Application Instructions: 

The deadline to apply is March 15th. To view the full description and apply, please visit the following link. 

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Call for Submissions: ATLA Diversity Scholarship

ATLA is a religiously inclusive professional organization that looks to foster the study of theology and religion by enhancing the development of theological and religious studies libraries and librarianship. Find more information about ATLA here: https://www.atla.com/about/who/Pages/default.aspx

ATLA is excited to support diversity in librarianship with the following scholarship:

The ATLA Diversity Scholarship

We are looking for applicants with an open willingness to explore the possibility of a vocation in information science and religious studies and/or theology. 

ATLA will provide one scholarship for $4,000 to a student from an underrepresented population enrolled in an ALA-accredited master's program in library and information science (check issued to the school). The scholarship also includes the option of a travel grant to attend and participate in the following ATLA Annual Conference. The awardee can choose to participate in the ATLA Annual Conference by presenting or creating a poster on a particular topic with the support of the members of the sponsoring ATLA Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

Award

  • $4,000
  • (optional) $750 travel grant to attend the following ATLA Annual Conference

Eligibility

  • Applicant must be from an underrepresented population (religious, racial, ethnic, gender identity, sexual orientation, etc.).
  • Applicant must enroll and complete at least 6 credit hours in an ALA-accredited master's program in library and information science in North America in the 12 months following notification. 
  • Applicant may attend the following ATLA Annual Conference and participate with the support of the ATLA Committee for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in a presentation or poster session.
  •  Applicant must be an ATLA individual or student member at the time of acceptance


Applications and instructions can be found here: https://www.atla.com/Members/development/awards/Pages/Diversity-Scholarships.aspx

Applications are available on an ongoing basis, but applications must be received by June 1 of each year. The awardee will be notified on August 1.

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Elvira Growdon Internship for Collections and Archive Management, Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA

Job Description:

Assists with multiple projects involving collections and/or archives materials at Boston Children's Museum. These projects include, but are not limited to, inventorying, cataloging, documenting, researching and appropriately housing materials; taking digital images and scans; developing finding aids and/or search terms; preparing and entering catalog records into the PastPerfect database. The intern will divide their time between specific research projects and more general collections/archives work. In consultation with the supervising collections manager, the intern will develop a concrete project intended to complement personal research interests. Projects may focus on natural history specimens, cultural and ethnographic materials, archival records, or a combination of these areas.

Interns will be welcome in all areas of the Museum's collection, including American History, Native American, East Asian and Japanese, Dolls & Toys, Natural History, and Institutional Archives. 


Learning Component:

The Museum's Collections Internship provides in depth, hands on training for graduate students interested in gaining collections and archives management experience in a museum setting. The intern will be introduced to BCM's collections policies, registration procedures, and collections and archives management practices. 

In addition, the intern will have ample opportunity to learn about many operations of the Museum, attend meetings, and meet with staff in various departments.


Skills Required:

Students in Museum Studies, Library and Information Science, Archival Studies, Historic Administration, Cultural Studies, Natural Sciences, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, History and Historic Preservation programs that have had coursework or experience in collections care and management, cataloging, records management and/or historical research methods are encouraged to apply. 

The candidate should have excellent PC skills with knowledge of Windows applications; be familiar with database systems and digital imaging; have excellent organizational skills; be detail-oriented, responsible and dependable; have working knowledge of office procedures and equipment. 

Candidates must be registered students during the term of the internship; Graduate students preferred.


Term:

The intern is required to serve for a minimum of 150 hours distributed over a minimum of 10 weeks. Service hours will be organized around the student's class and/or work schedules. Intern hours must be completed Monday-Friday. A stipend will be awarded to support the work of students selected for this internship.

The selected candidate must coordinate with their degree program/institution for the internship to be credit-bearing. Please note that internship applicants are responsible for providing copies of the internship description to their advisors, and for making all appropriate arrangements with their schools to receive credit for the internship. Interns must provide documentation showing that course credit will be given for completion of the internship.

One intern will be selected for the fall, spring and summer semester. 


Physical Requirements:

Must be able to lift 40 lbs.


About the Museum:

Boston Children's Museum engages children and families in joyful discovery experiences that instill an appreciation of our world, develop foundational skills, and spark a lifelong love of learning. The Museum is a welcoming, imaginative, child-centered learning environment that supports diverse families in nurturing their children's creativity and curiosity. We promote the healthy development of all children so that they will fulfill their potential and contribute to our collective wellbeing and future prosperity.

Since 1913, Boston Children's Museum has been using objects to help families better understand the world around them. BCM has collected and exhibited natural history specimens, ethnographic artifacts, as well as those objects most closely associated with children's museums: dolls, toys and games. The Museum's humanities collection totals approximately 35,000 cultural artifacts and the natural history collection holds 15,000 objects. Although our exhibit experience was transformed in the 1960s and 70s to concentrate on hands-on and interactive opportunities, collections continue to play an important role in our exhibits and educational programs. 


To Apply:

Please send your resume and cover letter as a Word document or PDF attachment to Rachel Farkas, Curator of Collections, at Farkas@BostonChildrensMuseum.org. Please include "Growdon Intern" in the subject line and reference in the cover letter where you found this posting. 

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Substitute Library Assistant, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library Access Services Department seeks a friendly, motivated, and dedicated individual to work in our busy library. The desired candidate must deliver exceptional customer service, attend closely to detail, possess confidence in interpreting and enforcing library policies and procedures, enjoy interacting with the general public, and be dedicated to the WFPL mission.

 

This is an on-call position, hours are given as needed. While our most available shifts are weekends, we have a particular need for someone with weekday morning availability. We also occasionally need coverage on weekday evenings. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to gain experience in a public library or who would like to work for supplemental income with a flexible schedule.

 

Qualifications:  High School Diploma or GED, detail-oriented and good organizational skills, ability to work with library staff and the general public in a courteous and tactful manner, have basic computer proficiency, and have the interest and ability to develop more technology skills. Light physical effort required. Must occasionally lift/move materials weighing up to 30 pounds.

 

Hourly Rate: $17.25

 

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, and three references via email to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Library Director at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov.

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Makerspace Intern, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Newton Free Library seeks a motivated intern for the spring semester to assist in launching our brand new Makerspace.  The Makerspace, opened earlier this year, is a hub for our successful S.T.E.A.M programming. Curious patrons of all ages are clamoring to explore the space that is equipped with everything from 3D printers to sewing machines and an array of other paper and handicrafts.

 

Our intern will gain valuable hands-on experience assisting with all aspects of the Makerspace including helping with and preparing for monthly events, keeping the space organized, and assisting with a wide range of projects. Put your studies into practice and learn alongside our Maker Librarian and dedicated team of staff!

 

Our internship program is designed to give relevant library work experience to students or recent graduates pursuing a career in library science. The ideal candidate will be a hard-working, organized and enthusiastic about the maker movement.

Hours: Up to 15 hours per week, ability to assist with Makerspace programming preferred.

Compensation: $12.00 hourly

 

Qualifications: Must be currently enrolled in a library science graduate program, enjoy working with crafts/technology and be willing to assist with programming. Applicants must possess strong organizational and customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team setting, and work positively with diverse constituency.

 

Individuals interested in the above position should email a resume and cover letter to jobs@newtonfreelibrary.net by the close of business on March 8, 2019.

 

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

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Scholarship Opportunity and Call for Members: ARMA International Educational Foundation

Scholarship Opportunity

The ARMA International Educational Foundation (the Foundation) is pleased to announce the availability of a funding opportunity for aspiring information management professionals currently enrolled in an accredited graduate program (Master's or PhD).

 

This year, the Foundation will offer several scholarships in amounts ranging from $1,000 to $3,000 (USD). These scholarships are designed to cover costs associated with earning a graduate-level degree in the field of information management.

 

For eligibility requirements and application information please visit: http://armaedfoundation.org/scholarship-program/currently-available-scholarships/

 

_____________________________________________________________________

Call for Committee Members and Trustees

The Foundation is seeking energetic and innovative IM professionals to advance its mission and vision, so together, we may be able to offer more scholarships and research opportunities that help advance the profession and its professionals. The Foundation is looking for committee members and new Trustees. If you are interested in giving back to the profession by actively participating in advancing the information management profession and the professionals, it would be great to hear from you.

 

For additional information about these positions, time commitments, etc., please visit: http://armaedfoundation.org/press-release-call-for-nominations-for-trustee-position (for the call for Trustee positions) and http://armaedfoundation.org/press-release-call-for-committee-members/ (for the call for Committee members).

 

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Library Intern, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Chelsea, MA

The Library of the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority is seeking an Intern to assist in cataloging a variety of resources into an Inmagic ILS. In addition, the intern will gather and record metadata in preparation for a historic photograph digitization project. Assistance in the daily operation of a small, governmental Special Library, under the direction of the Library Supervisor, will also be required.


Qualifications:

  • Enrollment in an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science Master's degree program
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Well-developed organizational skills with a thorough attention to detail
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Cataloging and database experience preferred


Responsibilities:

  • Catalog a variety of resources into an Inmagic ILS
  • Gather and record metadata for historic photograph digitization project
  • Learn daily library operations in a special library setting
  • Serve a wide variety of personnel in reference requests as needed
  • Provide additional support to Library Supervisor as needed


Other Information:

Work Location: 2 Griffin Way, Chelsea, Massachusetts, 02150

Hourly Rate: $17.00 - $18.00 based on educational level

Work Schedule: Flexible Mon. Fri. 9:00 to 5:00.;20 - 40 hours/week

This is a 6 month internship (flexible)

 


How to Apply:

Apply online at https://mwra.applicantpro.com/jobs/1008944.html.


Massachusetts Water Resources Authority (MWRA) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex or gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, or veteran status.

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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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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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