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Archives Assistant, Harvard Art Museums Archives, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Art Museums Archives is the official repository for institutional records and historical documents in all formats relating to the Fogg Museum, the Busch-Reisinger Museum, and the Arthur M. Sackler Museum, 1895 to the present. Its mission is to manage and preserve these materials and make them accessible to staff, students, faculty, and the public in accordance with the policies of the President and Fellows of Harvard College.

The Harvard Art Museums Archives seeks a skilled and service-oriented Archives Assistant to provide reference services and administrative support in a busy museum archives.

This is a less than half time non-benefited position, up to 14 hours per week, January-December 2020.

 

Duties

  • Assists in providing research services to museums staff, Harvard students and faculty, and external researchers onsite and remotely via phone and email

  • Schedules appointments, compiles research summaries, and manages duplication requests 

  • Oversees research space and enforces collection photography, copying, and permission to publish policies

  • Tracks research inquiry and visit statistics for onsite and remote research

  • Provides general administrative support including collection maintenance and monitoring archival supplies for reorder

  • Prepares and catalogs archival items for inclusion in The Museum System (TMS)

  • Assists Archives' staff with collection processing and special projects as needed. Related responsibilities as assigned

 

Qualifications

Required

  • MLS with archives concentration from an ALA-accredited program

  • Minimum of one year of professional archival experience, including reference services

  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills 

  • Positive, problem solving and customer service attitude

  • Ability to lift up to 40lbs and climb ladders

 

Preferred

  • Degree in Art History or History useful

  • Experience with ArchivesSpace, FileMakerPro, and The Museum System (TMS) a strong plus

  • Reliable, organized, and detail-oriented

 

Schedule: Hours must be completed Monday-Friday between 9am-5pm. Tuesday/Thursday availability preferred. 

Rate: $24-26/hour, dependent on experience.

 

To Apply: Please send a cover letter and resume to am_reference@havard.edu by November 15, 2019. No phone calls, please. 

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Work Study Intern, Bridge Boston Charter School, Roxbury, MA

Bridge Boston Charter School has 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 OPALS or other cataloging software highly desirable

  • Excellent attention to detail 

  • Experience training volunteers or staff

 

We would love to work with a work study intern on this project. Please let me know if you have any other questions or would prefer to speak over the phone! My email is gdaddario@bridgebostoncs.org.

 

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Humanities Information Associate (Temporary, Part-Time), Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries seeks a flexible, productive, and reliable Humanities Information Associate to assist with several humanities-related projects in the Hayden Library. These tasks will vary, but may include:

  • Completing research on assigned topics to help a humanities librarian prepare for research consultations and reference questions asked by MIT faculty, students, and staff. The subject areas might include literature, theatre, philosophy, media studies, and/or film.

  • Developing lists of books for the humanities librarian to order by reviewing collection development tools such as WorldCat, Books in Print, etc. In addition to the subject areas mentioned above, this work will likely include developing lists of language learning material such as phrasebooks, exercise books, and/or grammar materials to support students enrolled in Global Languages courses.

  • Testing and documenting assigned digital humanities tools for use in instruction sessions and/or digital humanities projects. Two possible examples include Voyant and Scalar.

 

This individual will report to Mark Szarko, a humanities librarian.

 

Qualifications:

Preference will be given to a library and information science graduate student with the following qualifications:

  • Background in a humanities field, with knowledge of research practices and sources in the humanities

  • Excellent research skills

  • Coursework, experience with, and/or interest in learning more about:

    • Collection development

    • Teaching and learning

    • Digital humanities

 

Hours: Up to 10 hours per week, Monday-Friday. Hours flexible between 9am-5pm.

Wage: $15/hour, paid through MITemps

Available: Now through June 2020

 

To apply, please send a statement of interest and résumé or CV to Mark Szarko at szarko@mit.edu by Friday, October 18. Please include the phrase "Humanities Information Associate Application" in the subject line.

 

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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 $18.09 per hour. 

Closing Date: October 21

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

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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 it is 5 hours spread over two days of 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, online and print), 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 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

 

Contact: 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: October 27th, 2019

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Steven A. Baron Work Scholar Program, Aperture Foundation, New York, NY

Stevan A. Baron, for whom Aperture's internship program is named, studied with Minor White in 1963, and remained professionally involved with Aperture until he retired from his position as Vice-President of Production in 2003. Over his forty-year tenure, Baron was responsible for the exacting separation and printing standards that define Aperture's publications. He believed deeply in the importance of education both within and beyond the classroom environment. Working with printers and photographers, he expanded the printing process to achieve on the page the emotional effect the photographer intended. He was an adjunct professor for over ten years, in addition to fostering a passion for photography and publishing for countless Aperture work scholars and colleagues.

 

Aperture's Work Scholar Program welcomes individuals to engage in Aperture's programs and contribute to the editing, design, production, circulation, sales, and marketing of photography's most significant publications; the development of major traveling exhibitions; educational programs for children and adults; the creation of web content; and all other business operations essential to a non-profit organization.

 

Interns serve on a part-time volunteer basis for which they receive a stipend of $300 per month, as well as complimentary copies of Aperture magazine. This internship requires a commitment of three days per week, one of which must be Wednesday. The schedule for the three days is 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. We do not offer summer or semester-long internships. Applicants must make their own living arrangements. Current college students as well as recent graduates are encouraged to apply. College credit is available for this program. A part-time (three days per week), six-month time commitment is necessary, with the potential to extend the internship for an additional six months.

 

Work Scholar Departments

Book Publishing

Collections and Inventory Management

Design

Digital Media

Editorial (books or magazine)

Education & Public Programs

Exhibitions

Institutional Funding

Library & Digital Archive

Magazine Publishing

Production

Publicity & Events

Special Events & Membership

 

How 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.

We receive a high volume of applications each term. For that reason, we ask you to follow the guidelines closely to insure that your application will be considered.

  • Please submit your application as a single PDF file (cover letter first, then resume). The file name should be "application_LASTNAME.pdf"

  • In the first sentence of your cover letter, please indicate three departments, in order of preference, for which you would like to be considered. A list of departments and position descriptions can be found below. In your letter, please describe your background, skills, and motivations for applying. Lastly, please let us know how you heard about the Work Scholar Program.

  • Some departments require additional materials. Please review the below department descriptions for additional materials. Additional materials should be a separate PDF from your application. The file name should be "sample_LASTNAME.pdf"

  • Please submit your application via email to workscholars@aperture.org

 

Application Deadlines

Spring term (January-June): October 15

Fall term (July-December): March 15

If you have questions, please view our FAQs or contact us at workscholars@aperture.org.

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Archives Assistant, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA

Come work with us on a key archival collection at Baker Library Special Collections. Primary duties include providing detailed item level description, identifying restricted materials, basic preservation tasks, and creating a finding aid and accompanying catalog record.  

 

In addition, 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.

 

Qualifications: 

Skills, experience, credentials needed:

  • BA/BS or equivalent. 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice, including relevant standards such as DACS and EAD.

  • Experience with confidential and/or restricted materials; ability to identify and work with restricted materials with discretion.  

  • 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. 

  • Demonstrated interest in pursuing a career in archives.

  • Prior experience with ArchivesSpace a plus.

  • Must be able to regularly lift 40 lbs. 

 


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

Salary: $18 per hour.


To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Rachel Wise  (rwise@hbs.edu ) or Baker Library Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163.  No phone calls please.

 

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Cybersecurity Internship, Staples, Inc., Framingham, MA

Staples is seeking innovative individuals who combine superb technical, analytical and communication skills to join our team. Have you ever wanted to be part of a startup, but with the backing of a multi-million-dollar company? Do you want to work on cutting edge technology and drive key projects? Now is your chance!

 

As a Cybersecurity Intern, you will be part of a fast-paced, dynamic team responsible for safeguarding our virtual environment. You will be challenged with identifying innovative ideas and proof of concept to deliver against the existing and future needs of our growing business.

 

Responsibilities:

Please note that when applying to this Intern position, you may be considered for opportunities on one of three teams:

  • Threat & Vulnerability Management
  • Governance, Risk & Compliance
  • Application Security
  • Identity & Access Management
  • Protection Services

 

Your responsibilities as an Intern will vary based on the specific role, and may involve:

  •  Incident handling (preparation, detection & analysis, remediation, containment & recovery, post-incident review)
  • Configuring alerts/dashboard

  • Reporting for bot & web access firewall activity

  • Assisting in the development/refinement of business continuity, emergency readiness & disaster recovery plans

  • Coding & security scanning to ensure protection of company applications

  • Consulting with internal customers on general cybersecurity inquiries

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree (rising junior or senior) or Master's degree in computer science, software engineering, data science/analytics, data security or related technology fields.

  • Requires a GPA of 3.0 or higher

 

Preferred Qualifications:

·        Fundamental understanding of IT & security

  • OSI model

  • Operating systems (Linux, Windows, Network)

  • Networking & routing protocols (TCP/IP)

  • Adversary tools, techniques and procedures

  • Social engineering (phishing)

  • Defense-in-depth architecture

  • Data, endpoint, network, edge controls

  • Security+, Network+, A+, CCNA related coursework

  • Passionate about cybersecurity with a basic understanding of cybersecurity principles

Some experience or understanding of agile development methodologies 

Familiar with Azure AD, AWS, or GCP

Introduction and basic understanding of web technologies and concepts, such as, HTTP/HTTPS, JSON, XML, C#

  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills

  • Strong written/verbal communication skills

  • Strong interpersonal and organization skills, approachable, personable

  • Interface with variety of customers in polite, positive, and professional manner

 

Work Authorization:

Staples will not sponsor candidates for work visas of any kind, now or in the future, for this position.


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

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INSIGHT 2020, Jane Street, New York, NY

This January, Jane Street is excited to host our INSIGHT program for the fourth year. We're inviting women to spend four days in New York to learn more about what we do and how we do it through a set of trading and programming classes and activities. Attendees will receive an in-depth look into the ways we use math and computer science, as well as insight into the different roles that exist within our firm.

 

Selected students will arrive in New York the evening of January 6th and will depart the morning of January 11th. Jane Street will provide all travel to and from New York, housing, a variety of social events throughout the week and a $500 stipend. Our office is located in Brookfield Place and the hotel where you'll be staying is just a few blocks from the office.

 

Jane Street is a quantitative trading firm that uses innovative technology, a scientific approach, and a deep understanding of markets to guide our business. We are a global liquidity provider and market maker. With offices in New York, London, Hong Kong and Amsterdam, we operate around the clock and around the globe.

 

Founded in 2000, Jane Street employs over 900 people. We are always recruiting top students and the environment at Jane Street is open, informal, intellectual and fun. The dress code is casual, the kitchen is stocked and discussions are always lively. Teaching and learning are central activities through classes, mentoring and discussion.

 

In the trading program, students will learn about mathematical and financial topics such as probability, market structure, and arbitrage through a combination of short classroom lectures, group games, and mock trading sessions. There will be a main curriculum of core subjects, with flexibility to explore alternative areas of interest for those already familiar with a given topic. These activities are structured to provide a foundation for and a broad overview of our work, and there will be plenty of opportunities for close interaction with our traders.

 

Students selected for the software engineering program will learn about OCaml and the libraries and tools that we use in our everyday work, as well as the fundamentals of building electronic trading systems. The students will put these tools to use by writing the backend and UI for a computer game and a program that trades on a simulated stock exchange. These activities will involve a combination of classroom lectures, group games and exercises, and one-on-one mentorship.


Applicaton Process

Women interested in attending should apply through the following link to be considered for a spot in the program.

 After the application deadline, some applicants will receive an invitation to complete a puzzle or coding challenge based on which group you applied for.

The deadline to apply for this event is Sunday, October 20th, 11:59pm ET. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email JSINSIGHT@janestreet.com.

Good luck with the application process and we hope to meet you soon!

 

 

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Volunteer Research Assistant, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

Description

The small object next to a computer keyboard is most likely to be a computer mouse, not an elephant. In the real world, objects often co-vary with other objects and particular environments. In the project, we have two primary goals. The first is to develop an understanding for the brain's ability to process and comprehend visual input based on surrounding context through a biological and quantified explanation. 

 

In particular, there are eight main experiments that we have tested and plan to test on both humans and machine learning algorithms with regards to the role of context in object recognition, including (a) varying amounts of context shown, (b) backward masking, (c) blurred context, (d) blurred object, (e) scrambling contextual information, (f) guessing objects from contextual information, (g) finding the effects of time on recognition, and (h) swapping context. 

 

Each of these experiments are run in-lab using eyetrackers and online through Amazon's Mechanical Turk. Second, we further hope to utilize this understanding towards building a robust computational model, which would contribute to enabling current technology to identify visual cues more meticulously. A paper related to our project: https://arxiv.org/abs/1902.00163

 

The position is volunteer. In the project, students, who can commit at least 4 hours a week, will obtain hands-on experiences in designing, developing and implementing psychophysics experiments and acquire skills of using eyetrackers, coding psyschophysics experiments using MATLAB psychotoolbox, and coding online Amazon's Mechanical Turk experiments using HTML and javascript. 

 

In subsequent steps, students can also join in developing computational models for object recognition with various machine learning techniques, such as deep learning, on state-of-the-art machine learning platforms, such as tensorflow and pytorch. Moreover, students also have the opportunity to hone their critical thinking ability in analysing scientific results and drawing insightful conclusions based on experimental results.

 

NO background in computer science or neuroscience is required.

 

To Apply: Interested individuals should contact Mengmi at Mengmi.Zhang@childrens.harvard.edu. (posted 9/2019)

 

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Intern, City of Somerville Archives, Somerville, MA

The City of Somerville Archives seeks an archives intern to assist with accessions, collection inventories and archival description. The archive is part of the City Clerk's office, but works with all city departments to assist with records management and provide access to permanent collections. The intern will assist the Archivist in many aspects of day to day work, and will gain an understanding government and administrative archives. 

 

Essential Duties 

  • Record Accessions 

  • Create Inventories 

  • Create Archival

  • Description in ArchivesSpace 

  • Scan Images 

  • Assist in Social Media Outreach

 

Qualifications

Microsoft Office Programs 

Photoshop 

Clear Written and Verbal Communication 

 

Preferred Qualifications

Completion of Introduction to Archives and Cataloging Courses

 

Work Environment 

The work environment involves everyday discomforts typical of offices, with occasional exposure to outside elements. Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but conditions are generally not unpleasant. Employee may be required to work beyond normal business hours in response to attend evening meetings or complete work assignments. When working with records, physical space may be cramped. 

 

Physical and Mental Requirements 

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

 

Physical Skills 

Minimal physical demands are required to perform the work. Work effort principally involves sitting to perform work tasks, with intermittent periods of stooping, walking, and standing. Work requires some agility such as moving in or about storage sites. There may also be some occasional lifting of objects such as office equipment or photocopy paper (up to 30lbs.). When working with records, physical effort will be needed to move records. 

 

Motor Skills 

Duties are largely mental rather than physical, but the job may occasionally require minimal motor skills for activities such as moving objects, operating a telephone, personal computer and/or most other office equipment including word processing, filing and sorting of papers. 

 

Visual Skills 

Visual demands require constantly reading documents for general understanding and analytical purposes. 

 

Hours and Compensation

The intern will work 14 hours per week at $16.00 an hour from October 2019 - May 2020. 

Salary: $16.00/hr

Start Date: 

October 15th or earlier.

 

Application Procedure

This position will remain open until filled. Send your resume and cover letter to: 

City Hall Personnel Office 

93 Highland Avenue 

Somerville MA 02143

 Fax: 617-666-4426 

TTY: 1-866-808-4851 

Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov 

 

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Cataloging Assistant, Harvard University Fine Arts Library, Cambridge, MA

*This is a less than half time position working no more than 14 hrs per week.

Under the supervision of the Visual Resources Librarian, completes basic cataloging records for digital images of architecture and art. Images and text records will appear in ARTstor and Harvard online catalogs.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Using existing shelf list records for the 35 mm slide collection and digitized images, completes data entry for a special project to catalog rarer and unique slides of architecture and artwork.
  • Training in correct data entry and fielding of titles, locations, artist and architect names, as well as additional access points, will be provided, using JSTOR Forum as the cataloging tool.
  • As directed, also executes related clerical tasks under close supervision.
  • May also participate in inventory and related tasks for the slide collection relocation project.

 

Position located in Lamont Library, the temporary location for the Fine Arts Library Digital Images and Slides Collection. Hours flexible, but must be between 9-5, Monday to Friday. Maximum hours per week is 14.

 

EEO Statement:

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

 

Qualifications

Basic Qualifications

  • BA in art or architectural history, classics, Asian studies or related humanities field.
  • Interest in visual materials.
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities in a production-oriented workplace.
  • Experience in a library, archive or museum required.
  • Excellent accuracy and attention to detail a must.

 

Additional Requirements:

  • Familiarity with use of foreign languages in a library or museum setting preferred.
  • Course work in library science or museum studies an asset.
  • Experience with digitization projects and/or metadata for cultural heritage collections in a library, archive, or museum setting preferred. 
  • As office space is limited, ability to work independently in Lamont Library public areas on a personal laptop is preferred.

 

Full/Part Time: Part Time

Education: BA/BS

 

How to Apply

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to Bill Connor, Visual Resources Librarian, wsconnor@fas.harvard.edu

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Part-Time Patron Services Assistant, Social Law Library, Boston, MA

Job Title: Patron Services Assistant (Part Time)

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

Immediate Supervisor: Patron Services Librarian

 

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

 

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

1. Staffing the Circulation desk (30%)

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

 

2. Filling Document Delivery orders (30%)

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

 

3. Performing Collection Maintenance (30%)

Primarily includes scanning and shelving materials in the library by location and call number; shelf reading for accurate call number order; updating loose-leaf filing volumes as needed; and assisting with collection shifts, stack labeling or other cleanup projects.

 

4. Other duties as assigned (10%)

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

  

Position Requirements:

Education: Bachelor's degree and current enrollment in a library science program also required.

Experience: Prior library experience using Innovative' s  Sierra ILS; law library experience preferred.

 

Knowledge and Skills:

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

 

Contact with Others/Scope of Authority:

  Frequent contact with Library members, visitors and staff.

  

Working Conditions:

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

 

Hours: A minimum of 21 hours per week to be worked on-site in shifts of no fewer than 3 hours between 8 am and 8 pm Monday through Friday - a minimum of two closing shifts (until 8 PM) is required. Specific days and hours to be mutually agreed upon with the Patron Services Librarian. Regular attendance is required; a fixed schedule must be maintained.

 

Contact:                     Submit a letter of interest and resume to:

                                    Andrew Hyland, Patron Services Librarian

                                    Social Law Library

                                    joblistings@socialaw.com

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Research Intern, Analysis Group, Inc., Boston, MA

Headline: Business/Legal Research Internship (Paid)

Job title: Research Intern 

Department: Marketing

Office location: Boston, MA (111 Huntington Avenue, 14th Floor)

Time commitment: 15 - 30 hours/week (2-3 month commitment) hours available Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 5: 30 pm 

Hourly rate: $20.00/hour

 

Summary:

The Research Intern will work closely with and under the guidance of the Marketing Department's research team in the Boston office of economic consulting firm Analysis Group.  Analysis Group has been recognized as a best place to work in several top surveys and has received an Employees' Choice Award in the small and medium business (SMB) category of Glassdoor.com's national Best Places to Work listing. 

 

The team's researchers are librarians embedded within the firm's Marketing Department, where they provide business development and legal research support to the firm. The Research Intern will be trained by the research team on our approach to searching sources including Lexis Advance, Westlaw, CourtLink, Bloomberg Law, and select news/online resources. The Research Intern will support efforts to capture background on Analysis Group's affiliated experts, potential experts, and opposing experts. Typical assignments will include searching for and reviewing expert reports/testimony submitted in various court matters, retrieving relevant decisions and other court filings, organizing and storing the results, and preparing background on potential expert witnesses in support of various business development projects. 

 

The Research Intern will have the opportunity to attend our weekly research team meetings. The Intern will also have the opportunity to shadow team members as they conduct various legal, company/industry, and business development-related research.  This internship also provides the unique opportunity for students to observe firsthand how research can help direct and further business development initiatives.

 

This role is ideal for a candidate who is intellectually curious; enjoys searching; is tenacious about looking for information; understands the importance of using only the most authoritative resources; is capable of filtering through/reviewing large amounts of data; and has the ability to problem-solve with a very high level of attention to detail and accuracy.

 

Relationships

  • Report to a designated member of the Research Team

  • Support the Research Team in fulfilling research requests from consulting staff and the marketing team 

 

Qualifications

  • Excellent written/spoken English

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Must be able to organize, plan and work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and be flexible in order to respond to shifting demands

  • Exhibit a desire to learn, participate and take ownership for workload

  • Familiarity searching databases 

  • Interest in legal research

 

Application Process:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Bridget Lonergan at bridget.lonergan@analysisgroup.com



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Part-Time Reference Assistant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

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

 

Tasks may vary, but will include:

  • Work at the reference desk, maintain reading room, reference supplies and records
  • Respond to remote and on-site questions
  • Support public services activities, including reference, access, outreach, and instruction

 

Qualifications

Required:

  • Ability to work independently and with a team important.
  • One year experience doing reference in archives or special collections.
  • Accuracy and an eye for detail very important.
  • Must be able to lift record carton size boxes (up to 40 lbs.).
  • Customer service experience.
  • Tolerance for a high degree of ambiguity.

Preferred:

  • Experience conducting research in archives, libraries, and on the internet.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Word, Excel, Notepad, Aleph, ArchivesSpace, and Adobe applications.
  • An appreciation for history. 

 

Through June 30, 2020 (available immediately)

Hours: 24 hours per week, Monday-Thursday between 9:30 AM and 4:30 PM 

Salary: $18 per hour.

 

Walking distance from MIT/Kendall MBTA stop (Red Line) and #1 MBTA bus

 

To Apply:

Email resume to:

Nora Murphy

nmurphy@mit.edu

https://libraries.mit.edu/distinctive-collections/

 

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Innkeeping Assistants (2), The Beech Tree Inn, Brookline, MA

Small bed and breakfast within short walking distance of Coolidge Corner, Brookline Village, Boston University and Longwood Medical Area seeks evening Innkeeper for multiple 2:30 - 8 p.m. shifts/week. 

 

Responsibilities include welcoming and orienting guests, light administrative and house organization, and tidying/preparation of dining spaces. Our guests are educated, interesting, and kind; many are affiliated with local universities and hospitals. 

 

This position has been a good fit for graduate students and/or health science professionals balancing early-career clinic hours with part-time employment. Please note duties include a mix of administrative and hands-on front of house and back of house hospitality tasks: this is not solely a "front desk" position and requires mental and physical agility paired with the strong time-management skills and an ability to move energetically from task to task.

 

For a self-driven, independent problem-solver with a genuine desire to be helpful and natural attention to detail and logistics, this is straight-forward, rewarding work in a warm and comfortable environment peopled by fascinating travelers. [Part-time or full-time]

 

To apply for this position, please contact Janette at  janette@thebeechtreeinn.com. Resumes accompanied by a brief/informal statement of interest are welcome.

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Part-Time Library Assistant, Massachusetts Historical Society, Boston, MA

The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) seeks a part-time library assistant (up to 21 hours per week) to greet visitors and provide services to researchers who make use of the Society's collections in the MHS library. 

 

The MHS is an independent research library that collects, preserves, and makes accessible manuscripts and other materials that promote the study of the history of our nation--a mission that has remained constant since 1791. The MHS holds more than 3,600 manuscript collections, as well as extensive collections of early American imprints, newspapers, maps, printed ephemera, photographs, engravings, and other research materials.

 

The library is staffed Monday, Wednesday -Friday 8:45 AM to 4:45 PM, Tuesday 8:45 AM to 7:45 PM and Saturday 8:45 AM to 4:00 PM. The ideal candidate would have a flexible schedule including Saturday availability.   

 

Duties: The library assistant works as part of the reference team and reports to the Reference Librarian. Duties include staffing the library reception area, answering telephone and email reference queries, monitoring the reading room, paging materials, and assisting the reference staff with various library tasks. The library assistant greets, authorizes, and directs all researchers entering the library; explains MHS library policies and procedures; and directs incoming telephone calls for the MHS as a whole. The majority of the library assistant's time is spent interacting directly with the public. This position is essential in promoting the Society's public image and in maintaining the security of the collections.

 

All library assistants are cross-trained on visitor services functions and may be called on to cover the Society's reception desk.

 

Requirements: The successful candidate will hold a bachelor's degree; possess a demonstrated interest in American history, with strong interest in Early American or Massachusetts/New England history; and have experience working with a diverse public in a customer service or similar position; be proficient with Microsoft Office applications; have strong research skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and strong planning and organization skills; and possess the ability to work well in a team environment;. 

 

Completion of some coursework in Library and Information Science, American history, American studies, public history, or an archives program strongly preferred; familiarity with user-end functions of an integrated library system (Voyager), Aeon or similar circulation module, and providing reference assistance, as well as previous experience working with archival materials in a library, museum, or other historical organization are preferred. 

 

This position requires the ability to lift boxes weighing up to fifty pounds and to transport materials loaded onto wheeled carts.  

 

Salary: $14.00/hour.

 

Application Procedure:  Please send an application by email (preferred) or postal mail, including a cover letter, brief resume, and list of three references to Dan Hinchen, at dhinchen@masshist.org or Massachusetts Historical Society, 1154 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215

 

Applications received before October 1st will be given preference; open until filled.

 

*The Massachusetts Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We aim to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. Candidates of all backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply. We are committed to creating a work place free from harassment and discrimination on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status, or any other category protected by law (also known as membership in a "protected class").  We offer a competitive benefits package and salary commensurate with experience.*

 

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Software Engineering Co-Ops, HubSpot, Cambridge, MA

HubSpot is looking for students who are interested in solving complex problems and being part of one of the fastest growing, most ambitious engineering teams in the world. HubSpot engineering co-ops work with our engineers in small teams with minimal process and are given the freedom to do big things and own the software they create.



As an engineer you will get a MacBook Air and a GitHub Enterprise account on your first day.  Working closely with your team, you will start shipping production code right away. You'll see that our technology stack is diverse, and we are looking to fill roles for a variety of projects including:

  • Middle tier APIs & web services in Java (DropWizard) 
  • Dynamic web applications written in JavaScript (React, ECMAScript 6, Sass)
  • Core data and infrastructure development with HBase, Elastic Search, ZooKeeper, Redis, MySQL, and Memcached.
  • Running, monitoring, and deploying to thousands of servers in multiple data centers & the cloud (DevOps & SRE)



Curious if you're a good fit? Here are some of the skill sets that some of our teams look for:

  • You should have web development experience (projects like mobile apps, web apps, or games beyond coursework is a plus) 
  • You have an unmatched curiosity to learn and grow their skills with new challenges
  • You demonstrate a strong understanding of HubSpot's business, products, and culture
  • You possess great communication and collaboration skills
  • You also have confidence taking on big initiatives and leading projects in a fast-paced environment
  • You are a currently enrolled student in an undergraduate/graduate institution or program.
  • You have full-time availability to work in Cambridge, MA starting in January 2020 through June 2020.



Come help us build real products that thousands of customers depend on. To read more about HubSpot, see this blog written by former intern and co-op students: http://product.hubspot.com/jobs-internships-co-ops

For more information on HubSpot student opportunities visit HubSpot.com/Students

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. The deadline to submit applications is October 14, 2019.



About HubSpot

HubSpot helps millions of organizations grow better, and we'd love to grow better with you. Our business builds the software and systems that power the world's small to medium-sized businesses. Our company culture builds connections, careers, and employee growth. How? By creating a workplace that values flexibility, autonomy, and transparency. If that sounds like something you'd like to be part of, we'd love to hear from you.

You can find out more about our company culture in the HubSpot Culture Code, which has more than 4M views, and learn about our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace, too. Thanks to the work of every HubSpotter globally who has helped build our remarkable culture, HubSpot has been named a top workplace by Glassdoor, Fortune, Entrepreneur, and more.

HubSpot was founded in 2006. We're headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and we have offices in Dublin (Ireland), Sydney (Australia), Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Singapore, Tokyo (Japan), Berlin (Germany), Paris (France), and Bogotá (Colombia).

By submitting your application, you agree that HubSpot may collect your personal data for recruiting, global organization planning, and related purposes. HubSpot's Recruiting Privacy Notice explains what personal information we may process, where we may process your personal information, our purposes for processing your personal information, and the rights you can exercise over HubSpot's use of your personal information.

 

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Call for Applications: New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) Internship Program

In its seventh year, the NJLA Internship Program offers library school students the opportunity to become active in the state-wide professional association, particularly its committees and sections; to network with peers and library leaders from around the state; and to participate in service learning. Each successful applicant will be appointed as an intern to a single committee or section for a term of the current NJLA year (ends June 30, 2020).

 

Requirements for participation include:  

  • Enrollment in library school
  • Membership in NJLA
  • No previous NJLA committee appointments. 

 

The deadline to apply is September 27, 2019. Limited openings available.

 

Apply at: https://njla.org/content/njla-internship-program

 

Discounted joint student memberships to ALA/NJLA are available here: https://www.ala.org/cfapps/jntapp/index.cfm?urlcode=ST-NJ (only $42!)

 

For more information, contact the Co-Coordinators of the NJLA Internship Program, John Wallace (jwallace@ocean.edu)  Kathleen Melgar (kmelgar@asburyparklibrary.org).

 

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Metadata Specialist, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

The Special Collections and University Archives at the UMass Amherst Libraries is looking for a Metadata Specialist to support a large-scale digitization project funded by CLIR. The Metadata Specialist will catalog manuscripts, photographs and other materials in a variety of archival collections, create descriptive metadata according to Special Collections and University Archives' best practices using EAD and MODS metadata schema, enhance existing metadata and perform other duties as assigned in the Special Collections and University Archives Department of the University Library.

No experience in MODS or Special Collections cataloging required but an interest in MARC and non-MARC metadata, digitization, digital libraries, and archival theory and practices is strongly preferred.

This is a part-time, 16-month position. $15 per hour.

Please send a resume to kyleboyd@umass.edu preferably by 9/27.

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

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

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Regularly shelve materials from designated locations within the library.  This includes books and microform materials.

  • Shift and maintain library stacks, including major shifting projects and regular straightening up of stacks.

  • Shelf read library stacks to maintain proper call number order of books.

  • Search for missing books.

  • Assist with tasks in Collection Services department which may include:

    • Reclassifying books and updating records

    • Enhancing records in Millennium by including the addition of links to e-books and other online resources.

    • Scanning materials for addition to Digital Collections database.

    • Processing books (labeling, stamping, adding security strips)

    • Searching library catalog to compare holdings with donated materials

    • Other duties as needed

 

Skills and Qualifications

  • Some education in Library and Information Science preferred.  

  • Experience working in a library setting

  •  Excellent computer and problem-solving skills along with an active interest in new technologies

  • Familiarity with library operations, online catalogs and Library of Congress classification system

  • Professional, dependable, flexible, and constructive work ethic.

  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

 

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

Review of applications begins immediately.

 

To Apply 

Please send letter and resume to:

Anne Meringolo

Collection Services Manager

New England Historic Genealogical Society

Anne.Meringolo@nehgs.org

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Library Assistant, Pine Manor College, Newton, MA

FLSA: Part Time, non-exempt

Salary Range: $16/hr.          

Effective Date: September            

 

Position Summary

The purpose of this position is to grow the graduation rate by directly assisting student access to library resources and services at our one-stop circulation and reference desk.  Library Assistants do this by aiding in the creation and upkeep of library resources and services and by working directly with students to orient them to the available databases, print and eBook materials, textbook reserves, and technology that will aid in their success.

Library Assistants work directly with staff and faculty to collaboratively plan programming, library instruction, research guide creation, and collection development that will engage students both academically and in their passions outside of the classroom. The Annenberg Library is seeking an innovative, collaborative individual who shares our user-oriented, mission-driven philosophy and passion for diverse patron service.

 

Position Scope

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

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required, MLIS candidate preferred
  • Basic knowledge of library operations and searching electronic databases
  • Previous library work experience is a plus but is not required. 
  • Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Previous customer service experience a plus

 

Special Requirements

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

 

Hours

This part-time position is for the 2019-2020 academic year, and can be extended each school year.  (Shifts may be available during school breaks and summer 2020). Shifts available for afternoon, evening, weekend and occasional holiday hours during the fall and spring semesters.  During the summer and winter breaks, day hours M-F are available. Between 15 and 20 hours per week depending on availability and library need. Position to begin September 1st. Monday and Thursday availability desired.

Regular Library Semester Hours:

M-TH: 8am-10pm

F: 8am-5pm

Su: 1pm-9pm

 

Pine Manor College is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to being the place where a diverse mix of talented people want to come, to stay, and do their best work.

 

To Apply

Mackenzie Davison

Library Director

mdavison@pmc.edu


Annenberg Library, Pine Manor College

400 Heath Street

Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

 

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Reading Room Student Assistants, Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA

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. 


Hours

14 hours/week with weekly schedule to be determined.

The Library is open Monday through Saturday, 9 to 5. Schedules will include some Saturdays each month.



Salary: $14.50/hr

Start Date: October 2019



To Apply

Application deadline: September 23, 2019

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



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

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Digital Archives Intern, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

The New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks a detail-oriented and self-motivated individual to join R. Stanton Avery Special Collections in the position of Digital Archives Intern. 

Reporting to the Curator of Digital Collections, the Digital Archives Intern will support ongoing projects to digitize, describe, and provide access to unique manuscripts from NEHGS Special Collections, such as diaries, letters, genealogies, family Bible records, and church records. 

 

Hours and Stipend

This is an eight-month, part-time internship. The intern will receive a monthly stipend of $700 (part-time, 2 days/week), paid on the 15th of the month. Start date is negotiable, with a preference for October 2019.

 

Responsibilities

  • Prepare digital images and associated metadata for ingest into CONTENTdm-based repository 

  • Digitize text- and image-based collections using best professional practices

  • Create, enhance, and migrate existing metadata from the library catalog, finding aids, and other systems into the digital repository

  • Perform quality control and quality assurance of existing images and metadata

  • Assist with developing and documenting new procedures

 

Required Qualifications

  • Enrollment in or recent graduation from an MLS program

  • Specialization or coursework in archives management, cultural heritage, or digital curation.

  • Familiarity with metadata standards relevant to digital collection management and access

  • Familiarity with scanning or digital photography

  • Familiarity with Photoshop or other image editing software

  • Proficiency with common Office applications (especially Excel and Word)

  • Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Completion of 1 or more of the following classes: LIS 415 (Information Organization), LIS 438 (Introduction to Archival Methods and Services), LIS 462 (Digital Libraries), LIS 448 (Digital Stewardship), or equivalent coursework

  • Previous experience with Photoshop or other image editing software

  • Previous experience with CONTENTdm or other digital repository systems

  • Experience with or interest in genealogy 

 

About the New England Historic Genealogical Society

The New England Historic Genealogical Society has been collecting information about families in America for over 165 years. Our 25,000 members access information through our library and website. 

The NEHGS library, located at 99 Newbury Street in Boston's Back Bay neighborhood, is one of the nation's leading research centers for genealogists of every skill level. 

 

To Apply 

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Sally Benny at sbenny@nehgs.org. Preference will be given to applications received by September 20, 2019.

 

 

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Reader Services Intern II, 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 will be available to start by end of August, beginning of September 2019.


Hours: About 15 hours per week, two days per week: Monday 12PM-8PM and Wednesday 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.


Qualfications and 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.


To Apply

Please send a cover letter (including the days you are available to work) 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. The Boston Athenæumis also committed to providing access, equal opportunity,and reasonable accommodation for individuals with
disabilities in employment.To request a reasonable accommodation, please contactthe Human Resources Manager,Hannah Ovaska, at 617-720-7622or 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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Simmons Archive Student Special Project, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA

Massachusetts Eye and Ear began in 1824, when two young doctors named John Jeffries and Edward Reynolds decided to take it upon themselves to treat the eye diseases of the Boston poor at a free public clinic. It quickly became apparent that the need was great and that they should expand the endeavor in terms of space, manpower, and services. Jeffries and Reynolds were able to rally a group of Boston's wealthy donors to support their dream of a new hospital, and in 1827 the Governor approved an Act of Incorporation for the Massachusetts Charitable Eye and Ear Infirmary. The hospital soon became a magnet for ophthalmologists and otolaryngologists who wanted to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery. The hospital is today recognized as an international leader in clinical care, research, and education. 

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, a medical instrument collection, board records, and other hospital records. 

The focus of this project will be on the medical instrument collection. We have hundreds of instruments, dating back to the 1800's. Some of these are cataloged, in boxes, and recorded on spreadsheets, but many are not. The collection is currently in disarray, also there is a backlog of acquisitions that need to be processed. We need a plan to begin to gain greater intellectual control over our instrument collection, and we need to provide greater access to the treasures our Archives contain. The ultimate goal is enhanced access, knowledge and discoverability of MEE's unique collection. 

 

Duties: 

  • Conduct a survey of the collection. Compare actual inventory to what is on the spreadsheets.
  • In consult with the Library Director, write a processing plan.
  • Process instruments: appraise, rehouse materials as necessary; organize, arrange and describe. 
  • Research "unknown" instruments.
  • In concert with the Library Director, determine best path forward for deciding which instruments are historically important and so warrant retention. Weed out duplicates.
  • Create an online, searchable database of holdings.
  • Make long-term recommendations for preservation, conservation, and access.

 

Requirements: 

  • Current enrollment at Simmons SLIS. Completed or currently enrolled in LIS 438.
  • Basic understanding of archival appraisal, arrangement, description, and preservation. 
  • Knowledge of archival and descriptive standards.
  • Knowledge of Omeka is preferred. Effective communication and writing skills. Strong organizational skills and careful attention to detail. Ability to take initiative and work independently with minimal supervision. Previous experience in processing collections is a plus. Have the ability to lift up to 40 lbs. 

 

Hours and Compensation: 

Hours will be between 8:30 am - 5:00 pm, Monday - Friday, one to two days a week. Student can set their own schedule within those hours, based on their class schedule. Salary is $15.00/hour with no benefits. 

 

Contact: 

Interested students should please contact Library Director Louise Collins with a resume and cover letter. 

 

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NCSU Libraries Fellows (2020-2022), North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

Join the NC State University Libraries and help us create adventurous library spaces and innovative services that delight students, faculty, and researchers. The award-winning James B. Hunt Jr. Library, opened in 2013 on NC State's Centennial Campus, offers access to advanced technologies that are enabling revolutionary ways to see and use information. Capturing NC State's spirit of innovation in education and research, the Hunt Library is recognized as one of the world's most creative and inspirational learning and collaborative spaces and a model for "the library of the future." The D. H. Hill Jr. Library, serving the main campus, combines the best of tradition and innovation, housing special collections and a beautiful gallery alongside vibrant, experiential spaces such as the Learning Commons, Visualization Studio, Virtual Reality Studio, and Makerspace. For the Libraries, shaping the future of librarianship includes a sustained commitment to creating a welcoming atmosphere for diverse populations and increasing diversity in the profession. If you are a person who would like to provide a new generation of library users with everything they can imagine and more, consider applying for this position.


The NCSU Libraries Fellows Program

The NCSU Libraries Fellows program offers a unique opportunity to a select group of recent M.L.S. and M.I.S. graduates. Fellows will be appointed at the rank of faculty librarian for a two-year term from July 2020 through June 2022. An option for January or September placement may be available, depending upon graduation date. In order to be eligible, the terminal degree must be awarded between December 2019 and September 2020. To learn more about the Fellows Program, please visit our website at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/fellows. 


Why choose the NC State University Libraries for your first professional position?

The NCSU Libraries Fellows Program provides the launching pad for your career in a leading research library. As a Fellow you will experience the rewards of working with a diverse clientele, including outstanding faculty and students in nationally ranked academic programs. You will gain experience in a highly collaborative work environment with access to key decision makers throughout the organization. You will also develop expertise in a functional area of academic librarianship while contributing meaningfully to an innovative initiative of strategic importance. In addition to a competitive salary, the Libraries provides Fellows a generous professional development stipend. 

The success of the Program is illustrated by the success of its graduates. Launched in 1999, eighty-two Fellows have completed the Program. Ninety-five percent of Fellows have been offered academic positions or have entered doctoral programs upon completion of the Program. Many former Fellows, including six named as Library Journal Movers and Shakers, are recognized as leaders in the field, adding to the reputation of the Program as a training ground for library trailblazers. 


Qualifications

The Libraries seeks a diverse pool of applicants with ALA-accredited M.L.S. or M.I.S. degrees awarded between December 2019 and September 2020.

Required for consideration:

  • Demonstrated potential to develop expertise in science or engineering librarianship, in current and emerging digital technologies, or in management and administration of academic libraries
  • Evidence of leadership potential, including excellent interpersonal skills and ability to perform in a highly collaborative environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of the educational mission of a research university
  • Commitment to valuing inclusion and to fostering a diverse educational environment

Preferred:

  • Internship or practicum in a research-oriented environment 


The Libraries

The NC State University Libraries has been recognized with numerous national and international awards, including the first Association of College and Research Libraries Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, the ACRL Librarian of the Year Award; the Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries and the American Institute of Architects/American Library Association Building Award for the Hunt Library; two John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards; and Library Journal's Librarian of the Year, Paraprofessional of the Year, and eleven Movers and Shakers awards. The library system consists of the D. H. Hill Jr. Library, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, and branch libraries for design, natural resources, and veterinary medicine. With a staff of almost 300 FTE, the Libraries has more than 5.2 million volumes in its collection and has a total annual budget of over $30 million. The Libraries is the host site for NC LIVE, a multi-type library initiative making digital resources accessible to North Carolina residents. The Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, the Council for Library and Information Resources, the Center for Research Libraries, and the Triangle Research Libraries Network. 


Salary and Benefits

$65,000 annually plus benefits package. Professional development stipend, up to $2,500 annually. Librarians have nontenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. More benefits information is available at https://benefits.hr.ncsu.edu/.


Application Process and Schedule

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable. Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/. Search in the keyword box by position number 00061609 . Complete application, attach cover letter and résumé, and provide contact information for four current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact Libraries Human Resources office (919) 515-3522.


Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information

Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.

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LIS 501: Medical Library Internship for Academic Credit, Howe Library, 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 Howe 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 interested in medical librarianship as part
of an independent study program for LIS 501. 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.


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 at Louise_Collins@meei.harvard.edu.

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Student Assistants, Wolbach Library at the Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA

Wolbach Library at the Center for Astrophysics employs graduate students who to help support library operations and lead special projects. Students open to learning new skills and supporting the astrophysics community are welcome to apply! This year we have four student openings after our last cohort graduated:

Archives Assistant
The successful applicant will support the ongoing projects and new ones related to the history of astronomy. The Archives Assistant also leads the curation of small physical and digital exhibitions at Wolbach.
 
Digital Projects Assistant
The successful applicant will support the development of tools related to ongoing digital projects and new ones, as well as digital work associated with collection curation and management.

Assistant Community Coordinator for Project PHaEDRA
The successful applicant will support activities to cultivate and communicate with the community of people contributing to Project PHaEDRA, an effort to catalog, digitize, transcribe, and enrich the metadata of thousands of workbooks produced by Harvard's Women Computers and other early astronomers.

Collections Assistant
The successful applicant will support ongoing and new projects associated with Wolbach's physical and digital collections. Projects may be associated with collection reformatting, rehousing, documenting, and/or cataloging unique materials.


All open library positions are Less-than-Half Time appointments with flexible schedules (14 hours/week; $18.00 per hour). Each position will also support day-to-day library operations in addition to project-specific tasks.


To apply for any of the following positions, please email your resume and cover letter explaining your interest in the job to: giancarlo.romeo@cfa.harvard.edu


We are accepting applications through Sept 9th. 

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Archives Student Worker, Simmons University, Boston, MA

JOB POSTING - PART-TIME POSITION
STARTING IN FALL 2019

TITLE: Simmons University Archives Student Worker


HOURS: 15 - 20 hours per week, Beginning Sept/Oct 2019 and continuing through at least May 2020


RATE OF PAY:  $16/hr


REPORTS TO:    Lauren Loftis, Archivist & Digital Initiatives Librarian

REQUIREMENTS:    

  • Enrolled in SLIS with an emphasis in Archives Management.   
  • Must be enrolled in or have completed LIS438 OR have equivalent experience working in an archives setting.

RESPONSIBILITIES:   

  •  Provides reference and public service to patrons in person, over the phone, and through email
  • Monitors the Archives Reading Room, ensuring careful handling of unique collection materials
  • Ensures confidentiality of sensitive documents
  • Appraises, accessions, and processes archives and manuscript collections, including photographs, audiovisual materials, and ready reference files
  • Assists with Records Management program, preparing material to be sent offsite
  • Creates, prepares, and mounts physical exhibits
  • Assists with digital initiatives projects, including the processing and scanning of material for online exhibits
  • Assists with stack and office maintenance
  • Performs other duties as requested



APPLY:    Please submit a resume and cover letter here

    For more information, please email archives@simmons.edu

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Student Worker, Beatley Library - Simmons University, Boston, MA

POSITION DESCRIPTION
This position provides reference, circulation, and Interlibrary Loan services to members of the Simmons community.

Work Schedule: This position is specifically intended to fill a Sunday opening shift (9:45 a.m.), ideally for the entire academic year (Fall/Spring 2019/2020). Additional shifts may be taken based on availability.

Pay Rate: $16/hour

**Please note, this position is open to current SLIS students who have completed LIS 407 and/or LIS 415.  See below for more details.

RESPONSIBILITIES
Provides reference service in person, by phone, via email and chat, to Simmons Community members, FLO Consortium members, alumnae/i,  and guest patrons (**pre-requisite: completion of LIS 407)

  • Provides check-in/out of reserves and circulating materials
  • Addresses issues with borrowers' records
  • Maintains  users' privacy
  • Performs Library opening and closing duties as scheduled
  • Assists patrons using and troubleshooting equipment such as computers, printers (multi-function devices), and closed-circuit television
  • Fills requests from other libraries for materials from Beatley (interlibrary loan - lending)
  • Fills requests from users for materials from other libraries (**interlibrary loan - borrowing; pre-requisite: completion of LIS 415)
  • Fills requests from users for materials from Beatley (document delivery)
  • Fills requests from faculty for materials to be placed on course reserve
  • Assists in the creation of physical and virtual displays of items from the Library's collections
  • Shelf-reads and shelves materials in addition to stacks and collections projects as assigned
  • Performs other duties or projects as assigned


QUALIFICATIONS
Required:

  • Current enrollment in the Simmons SLIS program
  • Completion of LIS 407: Information Sources and Services and/or LIS 415: Information Organization
  • A commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Strong oral and written communication skills

Job link is here: R06257 Interlibrary Loan Assistant - Student (General) (Open)

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Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship, New England Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America

Apply now for the Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship!


The New England Chapter of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) is now accepting
applications for the Elmar W. Seibel Scholarship. Applications are due Friday, September 27, 2019.


PURPOSE
The purpose of this award is to support and encourage future art librarians by helping to defray student
expenses (tuition, professional development, conference attendance, housing, materials, etc.)
Additional information is available here.


QUALIFICATIONS
Applicants must be aspiring art information professionals currently enrolled or accepted into a fully accredited New England school of library and information science.


AWARD
$500 in award funding will be distributed to the selected applicant.


APPLICATION PROCEDURE
Applicants should send a letter describing themselves and their interest in art librarianship, visual
resources, and/or cultural heritage with proof of enrollment (course schedule, transcript, etc.) in, or an
acceptance letter from, an accredited New England school of library and information science.

Please note:
Award recipients are required to provide a written account of how they use the Seibel funds to help
finance their education and/or professional growth. This account must be submitted to the ARLIS/NA
New England Chapter Board no later than one month from the date of award disbursal.

Applications are due Friday, September 27, 2019
 
Please send applications or questions to:
John Schlinke, ARLIS/NA New England Chapter Past Chair
jschlinke@rwu.edu

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Cataloging Internship, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

The Technical Services Department at the State Library of Massachusetts is offering an unpaid educational
internship for a current Simmons cataloging student interested in gaining practical cataloging experience in a unique library setting.


Under the supervision of the Cataloging Librarian, the intern will learn first how to perform RDA copy cataloging of print monographs; then the internship 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 fall semester, with the possibility of extension. Schedules are negotiable
within the department's operating hours of Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm. This internship may be
completed for course credit, if approved by your program director, although this is not required.


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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Technology Librarian Intern, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

The Belmont Public Library has an opportunity for a Masters in Library Science student to work with the Technology Librarian on software and hardware installs, computer maintenance, basic troubleshooting, and assisting with technology programs for patrons in all age groups. May also assist Library Management with project based work.


This position is open to anyone enrolled in an accredited Library Science Masters Degree Program with a strong desire to learn more about technology and its use in Libraries by patrons and staff. Candidate must be able to communicate effectively, with a strong sense of responsibility and possess the ability to integrate information to problem solve effectively. Basic skills requirements are: Interest in computers, programming, new technology and basic computer use skills.


This positon does not qualify for benefits other than those required by law. This position is not covered under a collective bargaining agreement. This position has an Hourly Rate of $24.37 working 5 hours weekly during the Fall Semester (flexible based upon candidates' class schedule).

Full job description available here.


Apply: Resumes with the Required Town of Belmont Application accepted at the HR Department, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax 617-993-2741 by the closing date of August 30th 2019.

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Digital Asset Interns (2), National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA

Digital Asset Interns (2 part-time positions paid)


The National Fire Protection Association's mission is to help save lives and reduce loss with information, knowledge and passion. Dedicated to the elimination of death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards, the Association delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering the NFPA mission.


The NFPA Research Library & Archives houses artifacts, images, and resources on NFPA code development and Association history, fire research, fire prevention and suppression, life and building safety. The collection of national and international resources include 25,000+ books and reports, educational and marketing media, original art, in addition to all published NFPA materials dating from the Association's founding in 1896.

The NPFA Research Library and Archives is seeking temporary help with digitizing the National Electric Code collection. The Digital Asset Intern will be instructed in the use of digital camera and microfilm reader to digitize archival bound volumes, microfilm, and loose-leaf papers.



The Digital Asset Intern will also be responsible for post-processing the scanned materials
by reviewing and correcting the digitized image; uploading into the appropriate repository,
and applying pertinent metadata.


The work environment is in the main NFPA Research Library, which is open to the public.


The skills required are:

  • Experience or training in archival processes and methods preferred, but will train
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Familiarity with office software and equipment

The position pays $15.00/hour for a total of 1000 hours. The exact hours of these positions can be negotiated.


Apply: Interested respondents should email their cover letters and resumes to: library@nfpa.org

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Technology Internship - Public Services Department, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Technology is essential in the modern library and solid computer troubleshooting skills are invaluable in today's job market. Newton Free Library is one of the busiest public libraries in Massachusetts and we are seeking a motivated and tech savvy individual ready to grow and use their skills to support the work of patrons and staff relying on our library technology.

The Technology Intern works directly with our highly skilled technology professionals and will gain practical experience in assisting to maintain library computers and systems (including hardware and software installations and upgrades), provide troubleshooting with a variety of computer concerns ranging from network connectivity, audio visual equipment issues, and much more.

The ideal candidate will be hard-working, a good problem solver and motivated to learn more about technology.

Hours: Flexible schedule; 8-10 hours per week.

Compensation: $12.00 hourly

Qualifications: Interest in computers, new technology and solid basic computer use skills. Demonstrated ability to work well independently and collaboratively.

Apply: Individuals interested in the above position should email a resume and cover letter to jobs@newtonfreelibrary.net by the close of business on August 23, 2019.

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

Position Description:
The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center is seeking a paid GIS & Public Service intern, beginning September, 2019.


Those who hold these internships will oversee and maintain all public-facing spaces of the Map Center, which is located inside the Central Branch of the Boston Public Library (BPL). Interns will focus their attention on enriching the visitor experience for a full array of audiences - from exhibition-viewers, to researchers, students and educators, the Leventhal Map & Education Center (LMEC) tallies an average of approximately 350 visitors per day.


Those who hold these internships will also contribute to a digital initiative funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) designed to open access to historical urban atlases of Boston and surrounding towns. Interns will use a combination of commercial and open-source GIS tools and softwares to make these heavily-requested cartographic resources more widely available.

In the role as the primary point-person to the public, those in this internship will use their knowledge of the Leventhal Map & Education Center and the Boston Public Library's numerous digital access points to assist with requests for primary source materials located at the Map Center. They will directly support Map Center librarians by fielding, recording, organizing, and garnering insights from reference requests. Interns will also
promote, gather, organize, and periodically report on various other feedback mechanisms designed to better understand public impressions of various library services, including exhibitions, research services, and public programming.

During downtime, interns will work on a variety of projects designed to open access to and foster discovery of the Map Center's historical map collections. These projects will take on the form of finding aids, library guides, websites, blog and social media content, web maps and occasionally the opportunity to hone presentation skills by developing and leading public-facing tours, talks, and workshops on a variety of topics, all related to the increased discoverability of the Map Center's primary source materials.

The duration of the internship is not limited to a specific semester or time period. Each intern will be compensated hourly for between fifteen and twenty-five hours per week. The hourly pay is $12 an hour. Scheduling is flexible, and will be determined by interns educational schedules and other responsibilities, as well as Map Center gallery coverage needs. Each intern will work approximately three days a week, and should have at least one day available on the weekend for coverage. This position is subject to a CORI check.


Public Service Responsibilities (~70%):

  • Serve as the first face of the Map Center, greeting guests, enthusing with them about maps, exhibitions, and the library
  • Maintain visual appearance of gallery and learning center by dusting, refilling brochure racks, reshelving atlases, monitoring visitors' behavior, and having a keen eye for detail
  • Provide reference to visitors; use familiarity with digital collections to answer questions and make people feel comfortable learning more about digital offerings
  • Field reference requests requiring access to rare materials and direct to appropriate staff
  • Lead weekly gallery tours and occasional talks or workshops
  • Research historical items in the collection to contribute to growing knowledge of materials, and generate content for social media posts and presentations
  • Support communications efforts of the map center by creating newsletters and other graphic design-centered tasks
  • Create digital library materials such as finding aids and library guides designed to open access to Map Center collections
  • Collect data on gallery attendance, reference and map reproduction requests and general visitors questions and impressions
  • Perform general administrative and library tasks
  • Adhere to Intern Expectations and the policies of the Leventhal Map & Education Center and the Boston Public Library.


GIS Responsibilities (~30%):

  • Contribute geographic metadata to a collection of urban atlases spanning from 1861-1965
  • Communicate with GIS Team to ensure data description and processing workflow is standardized and efficient
  • Support statistical and geospatial data services offered by LMEC and BPL librarians via the acquisition and description of local data
  • Support reference and instruction via the creation of library guides, workshops and tutorials describing LMEC geospatial services
  • Perform general administrative and library tasks


Required Qualifications:

  • Interest in any of the following disciplines: history, geography, urban planning, architecture, archaeology, political science, environmental science, computer science, education, library science or museum studies
  • Ability to perform routine tasks on a Windows PC and Microsoft Office
  • Ability to complete detailed work with a high degree of consistency and accuracy
  • Able to respectfully and effectively work with diverse visitors and staff
  • Ability to solve problems independently as well as collaboratively
  • Interest in and ability to learn unfamiliar tools, software, and hardware


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Intermediate or advanced experience with commercial or open-source GIS software (in any discipline)
  • Intermediate or advanced understanding of geoprocessing with Pytho
  • Interest in UI & UX design, data visualization, or digital humanities
  • Intermediate or advanced experience with web development, especially that related to digital cartography and GIS for web
  • Experience with principles of design and basic familiarity with Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Proficiency in language(s) other than English


To Apply:

Applications submitted without a cover letter will not be considered. The applicant's cover letter should speak to how their particular set of interests and skills will contribute to the goals and responsibilities described in this listing, and to the Leventhal Map Center mission at large. Send applications to info@leventhalmap.org.


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

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

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Project Management and Research Assistant, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Normal Work Week: TBD, 10 - 14 hours/week

Compensation: $20/hour; academic credit also possible

Summary: The Organizational Learning department at Harvard Library is seeking an assistant to work on several projects related to professional development and library administration. Approximately 50% of the position will be to serve as a project management assistant on a grant-funded initiative focusing on experiential learning in the workplace (including in libraries). The assistant will be responsible for managing meeting records (notes, project folders, etc.), doing background research, transcribing and coding user research data, and monitoring projects tasks and deadlines.

The other 50% of this position will be to serve as a general research assistant for other projects within Organizational Learning at Harvard Library. This work may include: transcribing and coding research interviews, conducting small scale user testing, conducting literature reviews, and assisting in the creation of curricular materials for library staff.

Job Duties:

  • Attend regular project meetings.
  • Manage all project documentation and meeting minutes for grant.
  • Transcribe and analyze focus group, interview, and/or survey data as needed.
  • Gather iterative feedback on prototypes and revise materials as needed.
  • Perform background research and literature reviews in topics related to professional development and training in libraries.


Requirements:

  • Experience working in teams and managing competing priorities.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Detail oriented; experience with project management preferred.
  • Experience or coursework in qualitative research methods/data analysis preferred.
  • Experience or coursework in user experience/user research preferred.
  • Experience with basic web development preferred.
  • Interest in library administration & professional development/training a plus.


Start Date: September 3, 2019 (negotiable)


End Date: May 29, 2020 (negotiable)


Application information:
Please submit a resume and cover letter to:

Kris Markman, Ph.D., Director of Organizational Learning Harvard Library
kristine_markman@harvard.edu

Application screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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Little Makers Intern, Keene Public Library, Keene, NH

Do you love working with children and their families? The Keene Public Library Youth Department is looking for STEM education interns to assist with a three-year leadership project to develop, test, and evaluate the effectiveness of offering STEM, tinkering, and making activities for children ages 2 to 6 and their families and care providers. This is an exciting opportunity for those studying or currently working in Early Education or Librarianship, but others are encouraged to apply. The internships are IMLS grant-funded, part-time positions offering $10-$15 per hour, depending on education and experience. Interns will be working on location at the Keene Public Library, 60 Winter Street, in Keene, NH, starting as soon
as possible, and will end on September 1, 2021. Internships may run for as little as three months or up to 24 months. Total working hours will be approximately 10 hours per month. Some weekday hours may be available.


What you'll be doing:

  • Working with STEM librarian educators to implement a unique program combining multi-modal STEM tinkering and making opportunities for young children and caregivers with an open-ended investigation of science concepts. 
  • Working as part of a team to design, reflect, evaluate and draw conclusions about the program.
  • Interns will be trained to facilitate and assist with the evaluation of STEM learning.  


Employment Requirements:

  • Must have a high school diploma or equivalent and be currently enrolled in college-level course work.
  • Be able to make a firm commitment to at least three months of service.
  • Be available to work at least 2 Saturdays per month from 9AM-1PM.
  • Have reliable transportation to and from work.
  • Be able to relate to and with children ages 2 to 6 and their families and caregivers.
  • Have excellent communication, planning, organizational, and writing skills.
  • Have an interest in making and a curiosity for learning new things.
  • Be able to work as part of a team or individually.
  • Be able to provide three professional references.
  • A successful background check is required.


Qualified candidates need to be comfortable and confident working alongside children and families to encourage them to develop a growth mindset, and communicate with curiosity, and open-ended
questions.  When working directly with children and families, interns are expected to model desired behaviors, positive attitudes about science learning, use of age-appropriate science language, scientific concepts and proper use of tools.

This is a great way for you to make a positive difference in the community!


Interested candidates should apply today: https://ci.keene.nh.us/jobs. Position will remain open until a suitable number of candidates is received.

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Fall 2019 Internship, The Municipal Library, New York, NY

The Municipal Library, a division of the New York City Department of Records and Information Services, offers an educational (unpaid) internship to a library school student. This internship can be for credit but that is not required. The Municipal Library is the official depository for publications of New York City agencies. The collection includes varied material and resources on New York City history, life and culture.


Tasks include:
Cataloging

  • Original and copy cataloging for documents using the Koha cataloging system with a MARC21 interface.
  • Assist in cataloging a backlog of over 200 items.
  • Work on cleaning up cataloging records and adding subject headings to records that have been converted from Mandarin cataloging system.


Collection Management

  • Deaccession materials that are being weeded from collection.
  • Shelving
  • Identify and help manage conservation of materials
  • Working with Library staff on monitoring and tracking submission of New York City agency publications in print and digital formats.

Reference

  • Assisting with in-person, e-mail and telephone reference requests
  • Assisting on various reference projects and learning to use the resources in the Library collection.


Qualifications/ Special Skills/Areas of study

  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • Highly motivated.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Preferably should have completed basic coursework in library and information science.
  • If possible, some coursework or experience in cataloging and/or metadata


To apply, or for more information, please contact:
Christine Bruzzese,
Director,
Municipal Library
NYC Department of Records and Information Services,
31 Chambers Street, Room 112
New York, NY 10007
(212) 788-8595 cbruzz@records.nyc.gov

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Reader Services Intern II, The Boston Athenæum, Boston, MA

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
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 will be available to start by end of August, beginning of September 2019.


Hours: About 15 hours per week, two days per week: Monday 12PM-8PM and Wednesday 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.


TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter (including the days you are available to work) 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. The Boston Athenæumis also committed to providing access, equal opportunity,and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment.To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the
Human Resources Manager,Hannah Ovaska, at 617-720-7622 or 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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Reader Services Intern I, The Boston Athenæum, Boston, MA

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
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 will be available to start by end of August, beginning of September 2019.

Hours: About 15 hours per week, two days per week: Tuesday, 12PM-8PM and Saturday, 9AM-5PM
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.


TO APPLY: Please send a cover letter (including the days you are available to work) 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. The Boston Athenæumis also committed to providing access, equal opportunity,and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment.To request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the
Human Resources Manager,Hannah Ovaska, at 617-720-7622 or 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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Digital Programs Graduate Internship, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Position: Part-time Graduate Student Intern

Anticipated Start Date: August or September 2019

Department: Amherst College Digital Programs

Location:
Amherst College Library
61 Quadrangle Drive
Amherst, MA 01035

Responsibilities:
The intern will gain familiarity with all aspects of the digitization process for archives and manuscript materials at Amherst College by working closely with members of the Digital Programs, Archives & Special Collections, and Technical Services departments. The intern will have opportunities to work on one or more projects and initiatives, which may include web archiving, digital collections and repository work, born digital archiving, and promotion of digital collections, depending on your interest and department needs. You will have a chance to gain familiarity with the digitization lifecycle including imaging and metadata creation. The intern is considered a member of the Digital Programs department and participates in library staff activities as a way to develop a broader understanding of the academic library environment. This position reports to the Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian in the Digital Programs Department.

Qualifications:
Required:

  • Enrollment in a graduate library science program
  • Interest in pursuing a career in digital librarianship, metadata, and/or archives
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organization, technology, and problem-solving skills

Preferred:

  • Experience and/or interest in working with archives/special collections/institutional records
  • Experience and/or interest in working with technology

Hourly rate: $15.00/hour

Hours/week: 15 - 20 hours per week

Days and times needed: Hours are flexible but must be scheduled in at least 2 hour blocks; hours must occur Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Internship length: Six months, with possibility of renewal

Additional information: See our digital collections blog (https://digitalcollections.wordpress.amherst.edu/blog/) for information about current projects. Amherst College (http://www.amherst.edu) is one of the most diverse liberal-arts colleges in the country. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, sexuality and gender identity, and nationality. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst's students are Pell grant recipients; 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color; and 10 percent of our students are international students.

Please email a letter of interest and resume to:

Sarah Walden McGowan
Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian
Amherst College Library
swaldenmcgowan@amherst.edu

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Digital Programs Graduate Internship, Amherst College, Amherst, MA

Job Description
Responsibilities:
The intern will gain familiarity with all aspects of the digitization process for archives and manuscript materials at Amherst College by working closely with members of the Digital Programs, Archives & Special Collections, and Technical Services departments. The intern will have opportunities to work on one or more projects and initiatives, which may include web archiving, digital collections and repository work, born digital archiving, and promotion of digital collections, depending on your interest and department needs. You will have a chance to gain familiarity with the digitization lifecycle including imaging and metadata creation. The intern is considered a member of the Digital Programs department and participates in library staff activities as a way to develop a broader understanding of the academic library environment. This position reports to the Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian in the Digital Programs Department.


Qualifications
Required:

  • Enrollment in a graduate library science program
  • Interest in pursuing a career in digital librarianship, metadata, and/or archives
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organization, technology, and problem-solving skills


Preferred:

  • Experience and/or interest in working with archives/special collections/institutional records
  • Experience and/or interest in working with technology


Hourly rate: $15.00/hour

Hours/week: 15 - 20 hours per week

Days and times needed: Hours are flexible but must be scheduled in at least 2 hour blocks; hours must occur Mon - Fri 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Internship length: Six months, with possibility of renewal

Additional information: See our digital collections blog (https://digitalcollections.wordpress.amherst.edu/blog/) for information about current projects. Amherst College (http://www.amherst.edu) is one of the most diverse liberal-arts colleges in the country. Within the last decade, Amherst College has profoundly transformed its student body in terms of socioeconomic status, ethnicity, race, sexuality and gender identity, and nationality. Today, nearly one-quarter of Amherst's students are Pell grant recipients; 45 percent of our students identify as domestic students of color; and 10 percent of our students are international students.


To Apply: Please email a letter of interest and resume to:

Sarah Walden McGowan
Digital Collections and Preservation Librarian
Amherst College Library
swaldenmcgowan@amherst.edu

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

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Junior DevOps Systems Administrator Intern (2 positions available), Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Research Information Technology Solutions (RITS) works collaboratively with researchers at Harvard Medical School (HMS) to identify, design, and deliver a wide range of technological
solutions at the ever-changing forefront of biomedical research. The intern will work closely with local IT groups, HMS Core Facilities, the HMS IT Client Services, and the Research Computing Teams. We strive to provide valued, sustainable, and well-supported, services that meet research needs.


The key to success is the ability to:

  • Develop relationships and resources with researchers to provide sustainable solutions.
  • Aid in local research planning, goal setting, communication, and project coordination.
  • Provide quick effective solutions to local and proof-of-concept solutions.
  • Leverage the wealth of available IT expertise and to provide valued solutions.
  • Create reusable resources and solutions for the HMS research community.

Administrator Role:
The Junior DevOps Systems Administrator Internship gives students real hands on DevOps an Systems Administration experience. In this role, students will be responsible for, server
deployments, monitoring, maintenance, developments, upgrades, and day to day support of the RITS supported IT Infrastructure. A successful candidate is a self-starter, has strong collaboration
and communication skills, and is passionate about cloud technology.


Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintain technical configuration and knowledge base documentation.
  • Provide interim end user support as well as support for existing solutions at HMS.
  • Assist with migration planning and support.
  • Setting up new systems using available HMS campus resources.
  • Interface with engineering teams as an IT consultant and/or analyst, gathering customer requirements and ensuring consistency with organizational goals.
  • Research new technologies and trends to support IT and Engineering projects.

Expected Educational Opportunities:

  • Provide core services to biomedical researchers.
  • Provide specialized tools as a service to researchers.
  • Collaborate on service design.
  • Exposure to High Performance Computing (HPC) for basic science research
  • Gain exposure to and explore open source technologies in order to develop automated solutions for researchers
  • Exposure and networking opportunities with technology vendors
  • Gain hands on experience maintaining current automation solutions and developing new solutions using Amazon Web Services
  • Gain practical experience with Cloud technology providers and services such as, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Docker, DropBox, Github, RackSpace, OpenStack, and ThreatStack.

Qualifications:

  • Intermediate experience with day to day production of Linux systems administration (applying patches and updates, securing, and installing software applications, and automation)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrable critical thinking and creative problem solving skills.
  • Capable of delivering on requirements when working in a team and on solo projects.
  • Ability to prioritize and evaluate customer specifications & service requirements.
  • Ability to communicate technical ideas to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to be a strong "self-starter" and motivated to research and learn independently
  • Ability to install and/or remove infrastructure related hardware (servers, switches, routers, backup batteries, etc.)

Desired Technical Skills:
Advanced Experience:

  • Advanced experience with Excel, Word, Google Docs

Beginner Experience:

  • Beginner experience with Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Amazon EC2
  • Beginner experience with VMware / ESXi
  • Beginner experience with Dev-Ops

Beginner to Intermediate Experience:

  • Beginner to intermediate experience with Windows Operating Systems (2008-r2,2012-r2,2016)
  • Beginner to intermediate experience with Active Directory Services

Intermediate Experience:

  • Intermediate experience with Linux Operating Systems (Ubuntu, Debian, CentOS, RedHat, Suse)
  • Intermediate experience supporting production of web applications and web hosting environments.
  • Intermediate experience with coding ability and basic scripting knowledge of Bash, Python, Java, HTML, etc.
  • Intermediate experience with technical documentation.
  • Intermediate experience with supporting physical IT infrastructure.
  • Intermediate experience with computer networking.
  • Intermediate experience with Git, Gitosis, GitHub, BitBucket, GitLab.

Apply:

To see the full job description, look here. If you are interested in applying for this position send a cover letter and a copy of your resume to: rits-staffing@hms.harvard.edu.

Please note: ALL full-time RITS internships (35 hours per week) requires that interns either MUST be currently enrolled in a degree program and receive academic
credit, or that an internship or co-op is required to graduate.


Internship Application Process:
Application Deadline: August 16, 2019
Interviews: August 12 - 30, 2019
Final Decision: August 30, 2019
Internship Start Date: September 10, 2019


To learn about the experiences of former RITS interns, please visit https://rits.hms.harvard.edu/rits-
alumni

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Caroline M. Hewins Scholarship, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

The Hartford Public Library is currently accepting applications for the Caroline M. Hewins Scholarship. All applications must be postmarked no later than September 1, 2019.

 

The Caroline M. Hewins Scholarship Fund was established in 1926 as a tribute to one of the great pioneers in American Librarianship in special recognition of her creative work for children throughout the country. The $4,000 scholarship is open to those who plan to specialize in library work with children: who have received, or are about to receive a four year undergraduate degree; and who have applied for admission to a library school or are already attending a library school accredited by the American Library Association.  Preference will be given to applicants who plan to pursue a career in public library service.

For more information and the application please visit: 
Caroline M. Hewins Scholarship | Hartford Public Library

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Multiple Positions, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

The University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies invites applications for two positions:

  1. Open-rank tenured/tenure-track position in Applied Technology/Data Science, to start Fall 2020
  2. One-year lecturer position in Applied Technology in LIS, to start Spring 2020

Following are the detailed descriptions of these positions:

TENURE TRACK POSITION: APPLIED TECHNOLOGY / DATA SCIENCE

The School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for an open rank tenure-track or tenured position with a focus on Applied Technology and/or Data Science. We are seeking candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: Data Analytics, Cybersecurity, Mobile App Development, Text Mining, Information Retrieval, Data Ethics, or User Experience Design. The ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability to teach one or more of the required courses for the bachelor's or master's programs in online and in person environments.

The successful applicant for this position will join the OU SLIS faculty in the education of undergraduate, master's, and doctoral students in various capacities including teaching courses, supervising independent courses, advising, and serving on students' committees. The teaching responsibilities include two courses per semester. The faculty member will conduct scholarly research resulting in publications in peer reviewed journals, book chapters, edited books, books, and conference papers. Seeking opportunities for internal and external funding is also expected. Additionally, the candidate will be committed to engagement in service to the profession and in the shared governance within the university.

The position is based on the Norman campus and will begin August 16, 2020. The salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply, please go here: https://apply.interfolio.com/58616

The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. For further benefits information please access the Human Resources website at http://hr.ou.edu/


 

LECTURER POSITION, One-year: APPLIED TECHNOLOGY in LIS


The School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a temporary, one-year lecturer position with a focus on Applied Technology in LIS. The lecturer will teach the introduction to technology course that is required for undergraduate majors and MLIS students, additional classes that match their expertise, and act as faculty supervisor for undergraduate internships. The ideal candidate must have experience teaching online courses. A completed Ph.D. is preferred.

The position will cover four courses in Spring 2020, one course in Summer 2020, and two courses in Fall 2020. The lecturer will supervise approximately five undergraduate internships in each of Spring, Summer, and Fall (total of around fifteen internships). The lecturer will also engage in service activities such as serving on SLIS committees and attending faculty meetings.

The position is based on the Norman campus and will begin January 2020. For more information, please contact the School at 405-325-3921 or email Susan Burke sburke@ou.edu.

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Fall Internships, MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

Fall Internships

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

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

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

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

Internship Positions:

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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

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


2. Mindfulness for Librarians

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


3. ACRL Contemplative Pedagogy Interest Group

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


Qualifications:

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

Location:
Boston, Western MA or Remote


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

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

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


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


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


Salary: $20/hr

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


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin

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

Headline: Business/Legal Research Internship (Paid)
Job title: Research Intern
Department: Marketing
Office location: Boston, MA (111 Huntington Avenue, 14 th Floor)
Time commitment: 15 - 30 hours/week (2-3 month commitment) hours available Monday - Friday 8:30 am -
5: 30 pm
Hourly rate: $20.00/hour


Summary:
The Research Intern will work closely with and under the guidance of the Marketing Department's research
team in the Boston office of economic consulting firm Analysis Group. Analysis Group has been recognized asa best place to work in several top surveys and has received an Employee's Choice Award in the small and medium business (SMB) category of Glassdoor.com's national Best Places to Work listing.

The team's researchers are librarians embedded within the firm's Marketing Department, where they provide business development and legal research support to the firm. The Research Intern will be trained by the research team on our approach to searching sources including Lexis Advance, Westlaw, CourtLink, Bloomberg Law, and select news/online resources. The Research Intern will support efforts to capture background on Analysis Group's affiliated experts, potential experts, and opposing experts. Typical assignments will include searching for and reviewing expert reports/testimony submitted in various court matters, retrieving relevant decisions and other court filings, organizing and storing the results, and preparing background on potential expert witnesses in support of various business development projects.

The Research Intern will have the opportunity to attend our weekly research team meetings. The Intern will also have the opportunity to shadow team members as they conduct various legal, company/industry, and business development-related research. This internship also provides the unique opportunity for students to observe firsthand how research can help direct and further business development initiatives.

This role is ideal for a candidate who is intellectually curious; enjoys searching; is tenacious about looking for information; understands the importance of using only the most authoritative resources; is capable of filtering through/reviewing large amounts of data; and has the ability to problem-solve with a very high level of attention to detail and accuracy.


Relationships:

  • Report to a designated member of the Research Team
  • Support the Research Team in fulfilling research requests from consulting staff and the marketing team

Qualifications:

  • Excellent written/spoken English
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must be able to organize, plan and work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize work, meet deadlines, and be flexible in order to respond to shifting demands
  • Exhibit a desire to learn, participate and take ownership for workload
  • Familiarity searching databases
  • Interest in legal research

Application Process:
Please send a cover letter and resume to Bridget Lonergan at bridget.lonergan@analysisgroup.com

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

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

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

 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

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

SKILLS:

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS:

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


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


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

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Library Resources Intern, Museum of Science, Boston, MA

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


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


RESPONSIBILITIES:

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



BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

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



SPECIAL SKILLS:

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



LENGTH OF INTERNSHIP: Fall 2019 (September-December)


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

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


STARTING SALARY: Hourly between $12.00 & $12.25


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

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

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