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Evening Library Assistant, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

The Evening Library Assistant oversees the Library Information Desk and other access services operations for the Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons during the evening hours, including circulation operations, general technology support, and supervision of evening student employees. Reporting to the Head of Access & Organization, the position is part of the Access Services team in the library, and will participate in department projects and activities including Interlibrary Loan, Course Reserves, and Stacks Maintenance.


Duties:

The Evening Library Assistant is responsible for closing the library, oversight of building issues during the evening hours, as well as for consulting with library administration as needed. Special projects and additional duties to support the larger library mission will be assigned. This position will have an altered schedule during summer and school vacation periods.



 Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Bachelor's degree. Experience supervising others, excellent customer service skills, experience in a library setting, comfort in using technology and assisting others with technology.



 Please apply to our online applicant portal at https://jobs.wit.edu/postings/4282.  Wentworth is an AA/EEO employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Part Time Children's Library Specialist, Avon Free Public Library, Avon, CT

Do you read kids and teen books? Are you an experienced programmer? Do you love working with children, teens and their families? Are you an MLS student and looking to learn and grow your talents?  If you want you to be part of our professional, dedicated staff please consider applying.  We have an opening for a 25 hour/a week Children's Library Specialist.

 

Position Definition: 

Performs responsible and varied library services in the Children's & Teen Services Department, including assisting children and students in the use of library materials, equipment and resources, and conducting programs for pre-school, elementary and middle school students and young adults.

 

Supervision Received: 

Works under the general supervision of the Children's & Teen Services Manager, who assigns areas of responsibilities, outlines policy and procedures, provides guidance as necessary, and evaluates work in terms of accuracy and effectiveness. Works with a great deal of independence in Children's Services.

Supervision Exercised: 

Provides task supervision to Library Pages and volunteers as assigned.

 

Examples of Essential Job Duties:

  • Assists in the planning, development and implementation of library programs and services for children and young adults, including story hours, library tours, and related events to encourage reading, viewing and listening skills
  • Provides reference and readers advisory services to children, teens and adults
  • Assists children and students in the use of the library's catalogue and reference materials, answers reference questions
  • Locates information or guides children to source materials
  • Assists children and students in use of computer system to locate books and materials, to access Internet and online reference sources.


Salary: 

$24.7126/hr. Sick leave is provided consistent with State of Connecticut Regulations, but there are no other benefits associated with this position.

 

Minimum Qualifications: 

The skills and knowledge required would generally be acquired withan Associate's degree in Library Science, and three years of experience in an educational institution or a public library, or any equivalent combination of experience and training. Prior experience in working in childcare, child development, pre-school or elementary education is desirable.

 

Closing Date: 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Employment Application: https://www.avonct.gov (under job opportunities)


Send Completed Application to: 

Denise Dwyer

Personnel Administrator

60 West Main Street

Avon, CT 06001

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Library Clerk III: Adult Services Circulation Manager, Brooks Public Library, Brattleboro, VT

Brooks Memorial Library seeks a full-time Library Clerk III in the Adult Circulation Department.

 

General Statement of Duties: Manages the circulation functions of the Library, ensuring effective and efficient library operations and service. Duties involve:

  • Managing and overseeing all aspects of library circulation
  • Scheduling, training and supervising clerical staff and volunteers
  • Including recovery of overdue materials, communication with patrons and the Town Attorney's office
  • Performing para-professional work assisting with reference and reader's advisory services for patrons
  • Participating in the supervisor cohort with librarians and Library Director

 

Supervision Received: Receives supervision and evaluation from the Library Director.

Supervision Exercised: Exercises supervision of volunteer personnel and assigned clerical staff.

 

Illustrative Examples of Work: Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  •  Communicates with public, staff, and volunteers to provide professional, efficient, and courteous service at the Library circulation desk.
  •  Manages circulation functions using the integrated library system of the Catamount Library Network. Charges/discharges library materials registers borrowers; and oversees patron record database, safeguarding patron information.
  •  Coordinates and manages the library volunteer program: recruitment, retention, training, acknowledgement, and scheduling. Collects and maintains statistics. Provide written annual reports.
  • Assists patrons with public access computers, online catalog, digital resources, copy machine/scanner, and other technology resources.
  • Manages all aspects of overdues recovery, communicating on a regular basis with patrons, staff, the Town Attorney, and other entities to ensure that materials are returned in a timely manner and in good condition.
  • Assists with activities, programs and functions of Friends of Library, including coordination of books sales.
  • Prepares responses to "Claims Returned" or dismissal of fees requests, as determined by the Library Director.
  • Generates monthly statistics from the library computer system or as requested by the library director or supervisor.

 

Qualifications:

  • Must possess excellent communication and public service skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers and volunteers and to articulate direction in a clear and collegial manner.
  • Ability to communicate tactfully and effectively in unique and sometimes stressful situations; to follow complex oral and written instructions; and to exercise sound judgement independently in decision making and problem solving.
  • Fundamental knowledge of library systems, policies and procedures required.
  • Computer competency with office-related software, proficiency with the circulation functions of the Integrated Library System, and devices.
  • Aptitude with reference and research techniques and familiarity with digital library resources and local resources.
  • Flexibility, time management and capacity to prioritize tasks.

 

Requirements: Must have a Bachelor's degree in any field and experience of at least six months of library experience which has included duties other than those considered to be strictly clerical.

 

Schedule: 37.5 hours per week; 1 evening per week, rotating Saturdays (every third).

Salary: $18.50/hour



To Apply: 

Send applications to Brattleboro Town Manager, Attn: Library HR, 230 Main St. #208 Brattleboro VT 05301, or by e-mail to: tmsecretary@brattleboro.org. Must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, March 8, 2019.

Interviews to be held in March with a start date in early April or sooner. The application and a full job description may be found on the Town website at www.brattleboro.org.



The Town of Brattleboro is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, and we strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, LGBTQ applicants, and people from other underrepresented groups to apply, recognizing and respecting that diverse perspectives and experiences are valuable to our team and essential to our public service.

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Part-Time Library Associate - Children's Department, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

Fairfield Public Library in Fairfield, CT is seeking an energetic part-time associate to work in our Children's Department.   


The successful candidate is energetic, knowledgeable with respect to libraries, children's literature, familiar with computers, and technology in general.  Applicants must possess strong communication and customer service skills.   

Candidates should have experience or strong interest in working with children and their caregivers.  Duties include, but are not limited to:  

  • Staffing the Children's Department Information Desk and responding to questions
  • Locating materials
  • Assisting with the creation of program materials and displays
  • Organizing and general clean up of public area
  • Shelving

 

Candidates must hold a Bachelor's Degree.  

 

Salary: $19.45/hour.  MLS $27.59/hour.  

Schedule: Afternoon, Evening and Weekend shifts available.


To Apply:

If you are interested, please email your resume and cover letter to Children's Department, Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield CT 06824 attention Tamara Lyhne, Head of Children's Services tlyhne@fplct.org.  Open until filled. 

 

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Part-Time Digital Asset Management Assistant, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

Job Description:

The part-time digital asset management assistant will help us process our photo shoots using our DAM system (Portfolio Extensis). The assistant will be responsible for uploading and adding metadata to all shoots. Our database which currently contains over 200,000 assets, is used by multiple departments throughout Harvard Law School and is the primary digital photo collection of "current" law school images. 



The ideal candidate is someone in their first or second year at Simmons who has a strong interest in this work and who could work with us for 2+ years as they finish their graduate degree. The individual should have experience working with and managing digital asset management systems and have an understanding of working with taxonomies and meta data. The assistant would also help with our WordPress site, helping to add images to the media library and to create photo galleries.

 

Skills: 

  • Familiarity with WordPress, Photoshop
  • Strong communications skills
  • Strong visual skills
  • Independent worker and self starter
  • Does not require extensive direction strong attention to detail and someone who is naturally curious and motivated
  • Collaborative, and willing to take on all tasks

Position begins immediately.

 

Application Instructions:

Please send cover letter and resume to lgrant@law.harvard.edu.

The position is for 10-12 hours per week, $18 per hour. The hours are flexible within the work week. All work is done on site. 

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Qualifications   

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

Applicants should have:   

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

 

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

 

Application Process

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

 

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(3) Part-Time Librarians, Rockville Public Library, Vernon, CT

Job Title: PT Librarian  

Hourly Rate:  $23.00   Must be able to work days, evenings and Saturdays         


General Statement of Duties: The Rockville Public Library in Vernon, CT is hiring three part-time librarians who will each work 19 hours per week. One with a focus on children's services, one with a teen focus, and one focusing on adult services. Each part-time librarian must work to plan, organize, and supervise library programs in their respective area. Each librarian must also perform professional library services in assisting library patrons in the selection and use of library materials.
 
Supervision Received: Works under the general direction of the Library Director or designee.
 
Supervision Exercised: Assigns work to Library Assistants and other staff within the designated department.
 
Essential Job Functions:

  • Receives oral and written instruction form the Library Director
  • Plans and organizes work according to season of year, special events and library schedule
  • Organizes programs with schools, parent groups and other community organizations
  • Develops and conducts programs in designated department, and encourages use of library facilities and materials
  • Develops advertising material to publicize programs and services of the library
  • Examines professional publications, and other sources, for selection of books, periodicals, and related materials
  • Helps build book collection, periodicals and communication materials through consultations with Director and other staff members
  • Arranges book displays
  • Prepares reading lists for school and community distribution
  • Keeps up-to-date on current library trends
  • Trains and oversees work assignments of Library Assistants and other departmental staff
  • Regular and punctual attendance


Other Job Functions Duties:

  • Prepares regular narrative and statistical reports for the Director.
  • Reports goals achieved to the Director.
  • Attends meetings and participates in professional library organizations.
  • Other duties as required.
  • Performs related work as required.


Physical Demands:

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

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear and perform repetitive tasks with hands, wrists and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk, kneel, use hands to operate, finger, handle or feel objects or controls and reach with hands and arms; may be required to perform repetitive motions. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop and crouch. May regularly be required to lift, push or pull up to 30 pounds. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate computers and various pieces of office equipment. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and the ability to adjust focus.

Work Environment: The work characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentials functions.


Employee performs a variety of simple tasks following instructions provided. Some tasks require independent judgment and initiative.
May be exposed to dust, book mold and mildew; fluctuations in inside temperature & electro-magnetic radiation as a computer screen. The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet to moderately loud.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 

  • Strong knowledge of library services provided in a public library setting;
  • Strong knowledge of library principles and practices,
  • Thorough knowledge of library programming;
  • Knowledge of community reading interests, books, authors and other general literature and reference materials.
  • Thorough knowledge of computers used in a public library.
  • Excellent customer service skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Critical thinking skills with the ability to draw conclusions or approaches to problems to implement solutions;
  • Ability to foster relationships and deal effectively with employees and the general public.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Ability to develop and implement library programs.
  • Ability to follow and give written and oral instructions;
  • Ability to administer policies and procedures and explain them;
  • Ability to be in charge of library during some shifts;
  • Ability to supervise staff.
  • Must be computer proficient with the ability to learn software programs specific to the job.
  • Ability to use standard office equipment.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends.

A Police background check will be required.


Experience & Training: 

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited institution, with at least two (2) years in professional library experience, and some supervisory experience.
  • Strong knowledge of automated library systems.
  • Any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrates the ability to perform the duties of this position.

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

 

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Library Assistant, Foley Hoag LLP, Boston, MA

Foley Hoag seeks a Library Assistant to maintain its physical collection with filing, shelving, shifting and maintenance. Performs mail log in and routing; processes invoices for payment, reconciles account payments. Uploads e-book updates into Lexis Nexis Digital Library. Adds documents to the Contracts Management Module of Research Monitor. Answers ready reference inquiries, orders and tracks documents and ILLs. Performs copy cataloging of new items and other online catalog maintenance tasks; works with Law Library Manager on catalog related projects and updates, other duties as assigned.

 

Responsibilities

  • Sort library mail.
  • Check in serials in the library catalog.
  • Route and distribute journals and desk copies to attorneys in print and electronic formats.
  • Maintain serials routing/distribution lists in print and electronic formats.
  • Investigate missing serial issues and determine which serials should be claimed.
  • Process new materials by receiving orders, bar-coding, labeling and shelving.
  • Process book, e-book and periodical circulation.
  • Process inter-library loans and maintain all files/reports related to loans.
  • Shelving, shifting, shelf reading and other stack maintenance.
  • Update print materials with filing as received.
  • Deliver and pick up materials upon request.
  • Perform general tasks such as photocopying, faxing, downloading and scanning materials.


Requirements

  • Experience in updating legal print materials.
  • Knowledge of legal materials.
  • Knowledge of Word, Excel, and the ability to learn computer software applications such as catalog software.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.
  • Enrollment in a Master's of Library Science program preferred.


How to Apply

Please click here to apply now.

 

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Part-Time Library Clerk, Pawling Library, Pawling, NY

The Pawling Library is looking for a part-time clerk to join our team by working at the circulation desk. This position will work three days on alternating weeks: Tuesday (5:00 PM - 8:00 PM), Saturday (9:30 AM - 4:00 PM), and either Monday or Friday (3:00 PM - 5:00 PM).

This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, multi-tasking, and most importantly strong customer service skills.


The library clerk performs the following functions:

  • All circulation duties: included but not limited to checking items in and out, pulling holds, processing materials, registering patrons, collecting fines, shelving and shelf maintenance.
  • Provides information to the public on library policies and procedures.
  • Performs routine searches and updates of computer records.
  • Contacts patrons to deliver messages or information on library materials.
  • Provides reference and readers advisory when needed.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the library director.

We are looking for a candidate with the following skills:

  • Interest in library materials (such as books, movies, and video games) and library events.
  • A large degree of comfort with technology.
  • Ability to answer questions about the library.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.

 

Position: Part-Time: 11.5 hours per biweekly pay period

Pay: $11.10 - $13.75/hr, depending on experience

Benefits: After six months of employment, part-time employees accrue paid time off in proportion to their hours worked.

 

Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should apply online at https://www.pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs/

Deadline to apply: Sunday February 24th

 

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Law Library Assistant, Boston College Law Library, Newton Centre, MA

The Law Library Assistant handles a wide range of library activities in a highly automated and computerized environment. 

 

The responsibilities for this position include:

  • Providing assistance to patrons at the Library's Information Desk
  • Including answering basic reference questions
  • Managing the University's print management system, Pharos
  • Participating in Law Library marketing and social media
  • Computer lab management
  • Shelving and stack maintenance
  • Loose-leaf and microfiche filing
  • Assisting users with microform, scanning, and audiovisual equipment
  • Opening, sorting and distributing library mail  



Other duties include night and/or weekend supervisory responsibilities (one evening per week; two to three Saturdays per semester) which include opening and/or closing the Library building.

The position also entails utilizing the Library's integrated online system for technical processing duties including cataloging, invoicing, serials check-in and other processing operations.



Additional responsibilities assigned to law library assistants typically include one or more of the following:

  • Bindery operations
  • Course reserves processing
  • Microform processing
  • Government documents processing
  • Interlibrary loan/document delivery
  • Processing of added volumes
  • Support activities relating to collection development and acquisitions
  • Editing and updating Library web pages
  • Assistance in managing faculty publications initiatives
  • Supporting the Digital Initiatives and Scholarly Communication Librarian in various projects

 

This is a full-time 35 hour per week position.  During the academic year hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. four days per week, with a weekly evening shift from 1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., and two to three Saturday shifts per semester.  During the summer, hours are 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Requirements:

  • College degree strongly preferred
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to work with complex library materials
  • High degree of flexibility to handle changing priorities and schedules
  • Ability to work both independently and as a team member
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Willingness to take initiative
  • Well-developed computer skills and familiarity with integrated library systems, preferably Alma
  • Web publishing experience preferred
  • Library experience preferred

 

Salary Range:

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $37,200 to $46,500; salary commensurate with relevant experience.  



About Boston College

Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,150 full-time undergraduates and 4,420 graduate and professional students. Ranked 31 among national universities, Boston College has 758 full-time and 1,096 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $956 million, and an endowment in excess of $2.2 billion.

 

Boston College conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.

 

Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status.  To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

 

How to Apply:

To apply online please visit the Boston College Human Resources Job Opportunities website at: https://www.bc.edu/bcjobs and follow the link for Regular Staff Position Openings.  Interested applicants must submit a cover letter and resume electronically (as a PDF or MS Word document).  Boston College also accepts resumes and cover letters through US Mail at Boston College, Department of Human Resources, 129 Lake Street. Room 110, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Chestnut Hill, MA  02467. Please be sure to reference Job Requisition 2639 in your correspondence.

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

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

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


Position Scope

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

 

Qualifications

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

 

Special Requirements

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

 

Hours

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

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

F: 8 am-5 pm

Su: 2 pm-10 pm

 

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

 

Send resume and cover letter to:

Mackenzie Davison

Director of Library Services: Access Services & Programming

mdavison@pmc.edu

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

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

 

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

 

OCLC Library, Archive, and Museum

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

 

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

 

Archives Maintenance, Data Enhancement

Responsibilities include:

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

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

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

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


Museum Exhibit Research, Creation and Promotion

Responsibilities include:

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

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

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

 

Library Reference/Research 

Responsibilities Include:

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

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

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

 

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

 

Interested applicants must apply online via the OCLC website.

Job Requisition#: R0001135

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

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

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

This position reports to the Technical Services Librarian.

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

 

Qualifications

    Basic Qualifications

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

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

Additional Requirements:

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

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

 

EEO Statement:

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

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Education: BA/BS

Salary: Commensurate with experience

How to Apply

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

 

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Librarians-in-Residence, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

In support of developing the next generation of librarians and information professionals, the Library of Congress is promoting the second year of an exciting program--Librarians-in-Residence at the Library of Congress. The program gives early-career librarians the opportunity to gain meaningful work experience in at least one of the following general areas of specialization: Acquisitions and Collection Development, Cataloging and Metadata, Collection Preservation, Reference and Instruction, and Systems and Standards. 

 

The Librarians-in Residence will receive professional development by undertaking assignments that contribute to the ongoing mission and work of the Library. In addition, they will participate in enrichment activities and receive mentoring from seasoned Library professionals. As they become acquainted with the Library of Congress and its strategic goals, the residents will come to understand the role of the world's largest library and its significance to Congress, the American people, and researchers from across the nation and abroad.

 

Newly-graduated librarians and information professionals are encouraged to apply, to bring their intellectual engagement, technological prowess, and theoretical knowledge of library and information science to bear on practical challenges. Selectees will be offered an initial six-month, temporary appointment at the GS-9 pay level. The program is open to students who have earned, or will complete, their Master's degree within an American Library Association-accredited program after December 2017 and by June 2019.

 

Each candidate's application package will include a résumé, transcript, statement of professional interest, and the names of three references. The three references must be: 1) the dean or director of their school, 2) a professor in their school or a supervisor in their current job, and 3) an individual of their own choosing. References may be contacted by telephone or email, and asked about the candidate's qualifications. The details of the application process are posted at: loc.gov/librarians and loc.gov/ifp

 

The submission period will be open from January 23 through February 22, 2019. The expected starting date for selectees is July 8, 2019. For questions and more information, please contact Linda Stiber Morenus at Librarians-in-Residence@loc.gov.

 

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Long Term Substitute, Lawrence High School, Lawrence, MA

Job ID: 3039010

Application Deadline: Posted until Filled

Posted: January 7, 2019

Starting Date: April 1, 2019

Job Category: Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist 

Position Type: Full-Time



Job Description:

Maintain high levels of services offered by the school library/media center from April 8th until end of June while the school librarian is on leave. 

The Lawrence Public Schools will ensure that ALL students will successfully master the content and skills necessary to graduate from high school, college and/or career ready, by providing a standards-based, rigorous instructional program focused on academic achievement and the development of 21st century skills accompanied by a comprehensive system of supports, all of which are monitored and assessed regularly to ensure accountability to all stakeholders. Learn more about us...

 

Job Requirements: 

  • No experience required
  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Citizenship, residency or work visa required
  • Library and urban school experience preferred



Contact Information: 

       Michael Fiato, Principal

       70-71 North Parish Rd

       Lawrence, Massachusetts 01841

       Phone: (978) 975-2750

       Email: michael.fiato@lawrence.k12.ma.us



To apply submit via schoolspring.com, email Michael Fiato your resume and three letters of reference to the email address above, or fax resume and three letters of reference to (978) 722-8500.

Lawrence Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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

Title: Library Assistant II, Library & Learning Resource Services     

Grade 12, AFSCME Unit Position, 37.5 hours/week

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

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

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

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

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

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

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

Supervision Received: Coordinator of Library Services, Technical Services


Requirements:

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



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

Starting Date:  ASAP

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



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

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

Duties and Responsibilities: 

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

 

Schedule: 

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

 

Qualifications: 

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

 

About Wheaton College:

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

 

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

 

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Archives Assistant, Safdie Architects, Somerville, MA

Job Description

Safdie Architects is seeking a motivated, detail oriented, Archives Assistant to work in our Somerville, MA office. The position reports to the Archivist and focuses primarily on management of firm assets in digital and analog formats. Read more about Safdie Architects at http://www.safdiearchitects.com . The position will start immediately, 10-20 hours per week, between 9 AM and 6 PM, Monday - Friday.

Opportunity for additional hours during summer.

 

Duties:  Assist with collections management, scanning, digital asset management, preservation, records management, and project close-out activities.

  • Preserve, rehouse, and catalog archival material in various formats.
  • Digitize and process collections, including, original artwork, photographs (slides, negatives, prints), and architectural models.
  • Apply standardized metadata using Adobe Bridge.
  • Upload scans and metadata to local Omeka site.
  • Organize and inventory architectural drawings and project documentation.
  • Other activities could include assisting with management and preservation of born digital records.

 

Required Skills

  • Applicants must have ability to work both on their own and directly with a supervisor, have excellent attention to detail in their work, be well organized, and be able to adjust with shifting office priorities.
  • Coursework or experience with metadata creation, controlled vocabularies, preservation of archival material including paper, photographs, A/V a plus.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office suite, especially Excel required; familiarity with Omeka desired; experience with website creation and/or coding (HTML/CSS, Python, etc) considered and asset.
  • Knowledge and experience with digital SLR photography.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. and willingness to perform physical tasks as well as focused data entry tasks

                                                                                                                                                                         

Salary

$16.00/hour. No benefits.  Internship credit may be possible. For students working towards a Master's degree in Library Science with a focus in Archives Management, this is an excellent opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience.

 

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to mcatania@safdiearchitects.com, subject line, Archives Assistant.

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

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



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



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

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



Internship Program Description

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



Museum Culture Seminar Program

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



How to Apply

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

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Library Technician, Congressional Research Service, Washington, D.C.

The Congressional Research Service (CRS), Knowledge Services Group (KSG) seeks a library technician (information and technical services) to process and maintain research materials used by CRS staff. The selectee also responds to requests for information and documents by internal and external clients.


The Library technician will perform the following duties:

• Identifying documents and other materials relevant to the CRS mission, and assists in making the materials accessible to staff. This includes downloading digital documents or digitizing printed materials and uploading files to internal repositories.

• Checking in serial publications, receives and processes newly received materials, and updates holdings information in the library catalog.

• Searching library catalogs and databases to verify bibliographic information. Creates metadata for digital documents or collections, applying established taxonomies as appropriate.

• Maintaining print collections, including sorting, shelving, and weeding materials; shifting collections; assisting with collection inventories to identify gaps and duplicates. Assist in developing and maintaining digital collections.

• Assisting in the staffing of the CRS research facilities and/or congressional reading rooms.

• Providing ready reference and document delivery services: identifies, retrieves, and delivers documents from a range of sources and in diverse media, contacting libraries and other cultural institutions, government agencies, publishers, and authors as needed.

• Delivering a variety of documents and data, making copies of CRS seminars and workshop materials in response to client requests.

• Conducting searches on a variety of electronic resources to locate appropriate documents or to find factual information such as names and contact information for congressional liaisons or addresses of organizations.


CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/521002500.

 

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

Position Description:

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

 

Compensation: $12 / hour.

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

This position is subject to a CORI check. 

 

Responsibilities:

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

  

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

 

To Apply:

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

 

About the Map Center:

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

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

 

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Library Technician 3, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Interested in working for a place that advocates a culture of civility, respect, and inclusivity? Looking to make a big impact behind-the-scenes? The Library Technician 3 role in the Resource Acquisitions and Sharing (RAS) Department at the Oregon State University main campus library could be just the place for you!  The person in this position will work in facilitating orders and purchase requests, fostering vendor and customer relationships, improving and documenting work-flows, and so much more! This is a dynamic, forward-thinking position in a work environment that promotes leadership, growth, and independent decision-making.  

 

The monthly salary range for this position is $2,825-$4,259 with great benefits. Starting salary range is commensurate with experience. 

 

To apply, please visit: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/69955 Posting number: P01892CT  

 

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 4, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted through January 11, 2019.  

 

OSULP is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.   

 

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Programming and Reference Assistant in Youth Services, J.V. Fletcher Library, Westford, MA

Library Associate/MLS Candidate - Programming and Reference Assistant in Youth Services.

 

Qualifications - Bachelors' Degree in child-related field; experience working with children; pursuit of an ALA-accredited M.L.S. preferred. Fun, out-going programming and reference provider working with Youth Services collections, programs and services. Familiarity with library automated procedures, basic reference and reader's advisory.

Duties - Responsible for patron assistance,  juvenile programs and reference and reader's advisory. Reports to Head of Youth Services.

Hours -18.75 HPW; one evening per week; one in four Saturdays per month; one in four Sundays (Jan. - Apr. at time and one-half).

Salary Range -- $20.31 - 26.52/Hour in ten steps; 10% differential for evening hours after 6PM.

Available - Immediately until filled.

Send  -- Letter of application, resume and two references to:

 

               Ellen Rainville, Director

               J. V. Fletcher Library

               50 Main St. Westford MA 01886

               978-399-2312

               erainville@westfordma.gov

               www.westfordlibrary.org

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

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

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

Time Frame:

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

Position Description:

The Archive and Outreach internship will include:

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

Primary Responsibilities:

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

Position Requirements:

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

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

 

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Intern, The Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center at Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA

This is a great opportunity for a library and information science student to gain experience in a hospital setting. Located at Massachusetts General Hospital, The Maxwell & Eleanor Blum Patient and Family Learning Center (Blum Center) is a state-of-the-art consumer health library and patient education resource center. The Blum Center offers free resources to help patients and families learn about health and illness, including access to their extensive book collection on a variety of health and wellness topics. Working closely with Blum Center staff, the intern will conduct an assessment of the existing book collection and make recommendations for updates to ensure library resources are current and evidence-based in order to effectively meet the health information needs of patients and families.

Qualifications:

  • Library and information science background preferred
  • Proficient with computer programs, particularly Microsoft Excel
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to work independently

Flexible internship hours: 15-20 hours per week

Compensation: Unpaid internship

Interested students may contact Amy Sam, Health Education Project Specialist, at: or (617) 724-3823.

asam@mgh.harvard.edu

 

Learn more about the Blum Center online:

Website: massgeneral.org/PFLC

Facebook: facebook.com/MGHBlumCenter

Twitter: twitter.com/MGH_BlumCenter

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(2) Library Technician 3 Positions, Oregon State University Libraries, Corvallis, OR

Job Title: Library Technician 3

Appointment Type: Classified Staff

Job Location: Corvallis

Pay Method: Salary

Min Salary: $2825

Max Salary: $4259

 

Employment Category: Regular

This recruitment will be used to fill two full-time Library Technician 3 positions for the Libraries and Press at Oregon State University (OSU).

As a Library Technician 3 (LT3) for Oregon State University Libraries and Press (OSULP) in the Acquisitions unit based in Corvallis, OR, they will be responsible for managing the libraries' print. 

Position Summary

Primary responsibilities are to manage the library's resources throughout their entire lifecycle: acquisition, maintenance in the Integrated Library System (ILS), physical processing, and closure of resources. The person in this position is responsible for communicating with internal and external library stakeholders concerning technical and service related issues. They are expected to cross-train, participate and/or lead projects, and grow in a collaborative environment.

As a member of OSULP, the employee in this position must be sensitive to the needs of an inclusive and diverse community at Oregon State University and fulfill the relevant duties in support of the University's core values in promoting a welcoming, respectful and accessible environment in engaging with members of both the University and OSULP.

Position Duties

70% Subscription life cycle: 
Provides support with the processing and payment of invoices and credits, reconciling OSULP's purchase card and state funds using business center's financial databases (e.g., Banner, Core, eProcurement/BennyBuy, and OSU foundation systems) to ensure expenditures are accurate, close out the fiscal year, and/or request additional funds from RAS director.

Reviews and monitors publisher and vendor announcements for changes in purchased or gifted resources. Collaborates and communicates with Library faculty, staff, and vendors to receive and process physical resources, create and maintain physical and electronic resources in the Library's ILS records for serials, standing orders, federal documents, newspapers, and physical media. Ensure order records are accurate in the library's ILS.

Evaluate processes and presents suggestions for improving workflow and procedures. Monitors issues and concerns that may arise during the life cycle of a resource. The LT3 makes independent decisions and/or collaborate with colleagues to resolve problems or work on special projects.

15% Collaborations:
Actively participate in meetings, committees or task forces as directed by supervisor or RAS director. Incumbent, as the subject expert for the unit, will be expected to contribute to decision making discussions. Communicate and collaborate with members from consortia groups and repository organizations such as Orbis Cascades Alliance, Greater Western Library Alliance (GWLA) and The Western Regional Storage Trust (WEST).

10% Student support:
Trains RAS student workers, evaluates their work and provides ongoing support.

5% Collection Development: 
Responds to requests from OSULP's collection council to provide reports pertaining to pricing models, content, and licensing information for resources under consideration for renewal, transition between print and electronic formats or for deselection.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelors degree plus two years of current (within 5 years) experience in a Library; OR 4 years of current library experience. AND Advanced proficiency in multiple library specific computer applications, e.g., integrated library systems, database applications, institutional repository; content management systems. Some positions may also require in-depth knowledge of specialty area(s), e.g., original cataloging, complex copy cataloging, serials management, ILL management, government documents, image resources, music.

Additional Required Qualifications

  • Minimum two years (within the last 5 years) serial management experience (including analyzed serials classed together or separately) and knowledge of serials bibliographic records.
  • Minimum one year of experience processing invoices and credits.
  • One year of experience maintaining library print and electronic resources in an ILS.
  • Minimum of one year experience using a company purchase card to buy material and use financial databases (Banner or other business center database) to reconcile purchases, run reports and problem solve.
  • Minimum one year of experience copy cataloging and using online bibliographic databases (i.e., OCLC, Integrated Library Systems) and vendor systems.
  • Minimum one year of customer service experience.
  • This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a Criminal History Check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSUStandard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in Youth Programs may have additional Criminal History Checks every 24 months.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

Preferred (Special) Qualifications

  • Ex Libris products ILS experience. Alma and Primo experience is desirable.
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel.
  • Federal documents and SuDoc classification experience.
  • Experience working with consortia groups and repository organizations.
  • Able to lift boxes and/or push carts weighing as much as 25 pounds.

Working Conditions/Work Schedule

The LT3 will work 40 hours a week (Monday to Friday) between the hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.


To view the full job description and apply, please visit the following link. The posting number is P01917CT. 

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by January 18, 2019. Applications will continue to be accepted through January 25, 2019. 

 

OSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer: disability/veteran

 

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Technical Services Library Assistant I, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse community with a collection of over 200,000 items.

 

Qualifications include:  Bachelor's degree and at least one year experience working with staff and public in a tactful and courteous manner.  Excellent computer and problem solving skills along with an active interest in new technologies.  Superior customer service skills.  Strong knowledge of popular library materials and ability to anticipate publishing trends in order to select and order materials and weed collections. Ability to advise patrons on reference and current reading materials.  Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently with a minimum of supervision.  Strong oral and written communication skills.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check. Full description available at Human Resources Department.

 

Duties include:  Assisting in all aspects of the Technical Services Department including collection development, selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, invoicing and quality control; Providing public service desk tasks including check-in, check-out and renewing materials on the telephone or in person.  Providing assistance in locating materials; advising and recommending materials to children and adults. Interpreting and enforcing library policy and other similar or related work as directed.

 

Preferred: Experience with Serials/Periodicals and Electronic items such as OverDrive resources; fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; familiarity with III Sierra software.

 

35 hours per week including staffing a public service desk a minimum of one evening per week, and a minimum of one Saturday and Sunday per month year-round and as needed. Excellent benefits.

 

Starting salary: $54.330.

 

Deadline to apply:  January 31, 2019

 

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in ONE complete pdf:

 

 Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer

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

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

 

Internship in Petersburg

LocationPetersburg, Alaska

LibraryPetersburg Public Library

Project Title: Applying the Principles of User Experience Design

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

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

 

Internship in Anchorage

Location: Anchorage, Alaska

Library: Anchorage Public Library

Project Title: Library Marketing 101

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

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

 

Internship Application Process

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

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

All candidates will be required to: 

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

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Part-Time Library Assistants, Gladwyne and Ludington Libraries, Lower Merion Township, PA

Positions: Part-Time Library Assistant 1 - Gladwyne Library

                        Average of 29 hours per week:

                                                  Monday: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

                                                  Tuesday: 4 - 8 p.m.

                                                  Wednesday: 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

                                                  Thursday: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

                                                Friday/Saturday Rotation: 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

                    Part-Time Library Assistant 1 - Ludington Library

                       Average of 4 to 13.5 hours per week:

                                                  3 Saturdays per month: 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

                                                  Occasional Sundays 11:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. and

                                                  Occasional Evenings 5 p.m.- 9 p.m. or 6 p.m. -9 p.m.

 Range and Rate (for both):  Schedule PT29 - $22.68/hour

Internal candidates please contact Library Administration to determine what the potential compensation and/or fringe benefit impact would be for you.

 

Duties:           Gladwyne Library

  • Assists in the operation of the circulation department.  
  • Uses library computer system to register and update borrower information, check materials in and out, process overdues and reserves, and collect fines, involving cash handling.  
  • Answers telephone inquiries.  
  • Provides information and directions to patrons, assists patrons in locating books and other materials.  
  • Demonstrates the use of the computerized catalog, electronic databases available on the LMLS website, and reader's advisory.  
  • Assists with use of copy machines, computers, and with e-materials available to patrons through streaming and downloading on various devices.
  • Shelves books, videos, music CDs, and books on tape, both upstairs and downstairs.
  • May be responsible for opening and closing building.
  • May supervise student workers and/or pages.
  • May assist with processing new materials, sorting the interlibrary delivery, emptying return drops.
  • Performs various projects assigned by the Head Librarian.  
  • Interest in adult programming and outreach desired.

                      Ludington Library

  • Assists in the operation of the reference department and occasionally the circulation department.  
  • Uses library computer system to register and update borrower information, check materials in and out, process overdues and reserves, and collect fines, involving cash handling.  
  • Answers telephone inquiries.
  • Provides information and directions to patrons, assists patrons in locating books and other materials.  
  • Demonstrates the use of the computerized catalog, electronic resources available on the LMLS website, and reader's advisory.  
  • Assists with use of copy machines, computers, and with e-materials available to patrons through streaming and downloading on various devices.
  • Answers general reference questions.
  • Answers basic Microsoft Word and Excel questions.
  • Assists with internet, microfilm reader, scanner and electronic device troubleshooting.
  • Shelves books, DVDs, music CDs, and books on tape.
  • May be responsible for opening and closing building.
  • May supervise student workers and/or pages.
  • May assist with processing new materials, sorting the interlibrary delivery, emptying return drops.

 

Qualifications:

  •  High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Recent library experience desired.
  • Experience in computer operation required.  
  • Experience with Microsoft Office desired.
  • Customer service experience desired.
  • Ability to assist both adults and children courteously and efficiently.  
  • Ability to perform basic arithmetic computations.
  • Ability to sit for up to 2 hours and must be mobile for 2-4 hours a day.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, squat, reach above shoulder level, kneel, lift, push and pull up to 35% of the day for shelving books and other library procedures.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 10 pounds up to 68% of the day for helving books and for moving of library materials.
  • Ability to use both the right and left hand for firm grasping, repetitive actions and fine manipulation. 

For Gladwyne:

  • Ability and willingness to work both upstairs and downstairs.

For Ludington: 

  • Good ability in oral and written communication including social media.

 Selection:  Based on education, work experience, merit, training, employee record, and interview.

 

How to Apply:  Current employees: Submit Job Opportunity Application Form (with resume) available from the Human Resources Department or your supervisor. 

                        External applicants can download an employment application from www.lowermerion.org.  Employment Opportunities and submit it along with a resume to the Library Department.

Send cover letter, resume, a Township application and list of three references to:       

Library Department

75 E. Lancaster Avenue, Third Floor

Ardmore, PA 19003

610-645-6110

Or email jdeangelis@lmls.org

 

Applications must be received by 4:30 P.M., Friday, January 11, 2019.

 

More Information on Lower Merion Township: 

Located in the heart of the historic "Main Line," the Township is a first-ring suburban community bordering the City of Philadelphia. At nearly 24 square miles in area, Lower Merion is the largest of the 62 municipalities located within Montgomery County. It is home to nationally recognized public and private schools, as well as colleges and universities, including Bryn Mawr College, Harcum College, Haverford College, Rosemont College, and Saint Joseph's University. As of the 2016 U.S. Census, the township had a total population of 58,288, with 23,868 households. The Township has a median housing value of $341,100 and a median family income of $86,373, the highest in the County. Excellent educational opportunities, two respected hospitals, convenient shopping and dining establishments and a plenitude of open space all within its borders, make Lower Merion Township one of the most desirable communities in which to live and work.

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Library Clerk/Substitute for Children's Room, Wayland Free Public Library, Wayland, MA

Part-Time: 

Monday evening shift, plus at least one Saturday per month and possibly one Sunday per month; and an undetermined number of substitute hours

Grade:                        

Non-union hourly library clerk

Wages:                       

$16.37 - $21.37 per hour, no benefits

Description of Position:  

Part-time position working in the Children's Department of a busy, medium-sized public library which prides itself on superior customer service. Additional hours substituting for day, evening, and weekend shifts as needed by the library.  Performs various tasks relating to the circulation of children's materials, including but not limited to checking books in and out, collecting fines, answering patron queries, assigning new library cards to patrons, and other duties as necessary. May be assigned responsibilities related to the opening and closing of the library facility.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:  

Bachelor's degree required. Experience working with children and working knowledge of children's literature. Experience in a circulation department and/or a children's room of a public library preferred. Familiarity with Sierra software strongly preferred. The successful candidate will possess a demonstrated ability to interact with children and adults with patience and discretion, as well as excellent organizational talents and attention to detail. Good written and oral communication skills are essential, as is the capacity to work efficiently and energetically. Familiarity with Microsoft Office a plus. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates and the general public. Ability to work both independently and as a team member.Willingness to learn new skills. Tact, diplomacy, and flexibility in schedule.

 

Physical Requirements:

Must be physically capable of shelving books: ability to lift, bend, kneel, stoop, and be able to push a book cart weighing up to 50 pounds. Ability to operate a keyboard at efficient speed and sit at a computer for long periods of time. Specific vision requirements include close vision and the ability to adjust focus

 

Apply Via Email or US Post Office To:

David Porter

Assistant to the Town Administrator and Board of Selectmen

Town of Wayland

41 Cochituate Road

Wayland, MA  01778

dporter@wayland.ma.us   No phone calls, please.

 

Position open until filled

 

The Town of Wayland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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On-Call Library Substitutes, Newburyport Public Library, Newburyport, MA

The Newburyport Public Library is looking for On-Call Library Substitutes.  This is a great opportunity for library school students and professionals looking to broaden their experience. 

Hours:  Substituting for day, evening, and weekend shifts as needed.  

Salary:  $14 per hour, $18 per hour on Sundays. No benefits.

Circulation Substitutes perform various tasks in the Circulation and Children's Departments relating to the circulation of materials, including but not limited to checking books in and out, ILL activities, answering patron queries, registering new patrons, and other duties as necessary.  Reference Substitutes perform various reference tasks including answering patron queries, locating and placing holds on materials, assisting patrons with public computer use, and other duties as needed.  

Requirements: Bachelor's degree required. MLIS or enrolled in an MLIS program preferred. Strong customer services skills and experience with Symphony ILS preferred.  

Apply to: 

Giselle Stevens, Head Librarian at gstevens@newburyportpl.org

Newburyport Public Library, 94 State Street, Newburyport MA 01950

www.newburyportpl.org

 

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Library Assistant (Part-Time), White Plains Public Library, White Plains, NY

Be a part of one of the most exciting new teen libraries in New York! 

The White Plains Public Library seeks a part-time Library Assistant in The Edge, our busy teen library. We are seeking individuals who love working with teens and technology--and take pride in delivering great customer service. 

Hours include evenings and Saturdays up to 17hrs/weekly. Starting salary: $10.75 per hour. College degree and Spanish language skills preferred. Graduate students in library science or education are especially encouraged to apply; this is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience working with teens in an innovative library with state-of-the-art technology and maker space. 

Duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • provide reference and reader's advisory 
  • assist teens with technology on Macs, PCs, iPads, and other hardware 
  • help the Edge staff develop innovative programs 
  • shelve materials and carry out clerical tasks as needed 

Submit resume with references via email to: 

Tim Baird, Head of Adult & Teen Services

White Plains Public Library 

tbaird@whiteplainsny.gov

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Assistant Reference Librarian, Brewster Ladies' Library, Brewster, MA

The Ladies' Library is seeking applicants for an Assistant Reference Librarian.This position assists the Adult Service/Reference Librarian in managing the overall services for the Reference department.

Duties include, but are not limited to; reference and research services, reader's advisory, working with latest developments and technologies in the field of library and information science.

Bachelor Degree required: two years of professional library work; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

This is a 27 hour a week, one night a week and Saturday hours. Sundays are 3 hour shifts paying time & ½ salary from November through March on a rotating, flexible schedule.

This is a Grade 4, SEIU Union position, with a starting pay of $20.30. 

 Please send cover letter and resume to Cindy St. Amour, Library Director, Brewster Ladies Library, 1822 Main St., Brewster, MA 02631 or cstamour@brewsterladieslibrary.org.

Position will be Open until Filled.

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

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

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

2019 Intern Positions

Department: Archives

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

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

Special Qualifications/Experience: Knowledge of digital photography preferred

Department: Conservation

Education Requirements: Graduate studies in art conservation

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

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

Education Requirements: Graduate studies in art history or related field

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

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

Department: Library

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

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

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

A link to the official application form is posted here

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Reading Room Student Assistants, Schlesinger Library, Cambridge, MA

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

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

Schedules will include some Saturdays each month.

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

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

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

Qualifications: 

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

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

Salary: $14.50/hour

Start date: mid-January 2019

To apply:

  Application deadline: January 11, 2018

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

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Faculty Research and Scholarly Support Services Assistant, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA

Harvard Law School

47352BR

Job Code

403071 Library Assistant IV

Duties & Responsibilities

The Faculty Research and Scholarly Support Services Assistant provides support for the ongoing development of the Harvard Law School Library's faculty bibliography and its current migration into Symplectic Elements. Workflow tasks include researching faculty publications, analyzing sources and applying subject level metadata tags from a legal taxonomy, formatting scholarly citations according to the Legal Bluebook, and adding other appropriate metadata fields to faculty publications within Elements. The position also includes assisting the Scholarly Communications Librarian with publicity and outreach for the Law Library's faculty book talk series and research support for a WordPress blog. This is a pre-professional position for a student who is interested in working in an academic law library.

  • Research scholarly legal publications within various academic databases.
  • Analyzing the content of legal publications and applying subject level metadata tags from a legal taxonomy.
  • Formatting scholarly citations according to the Legal Bluebook citation style.
  • Entering data into a research information management system.
  • Attending faculty book talks and supporting professional staff with a variety of tasks.
  • Distribution of publicity and event management.

Basic Qualifications

High school diploma or equivalent credentials.

Additional Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree preferred. Library experience preferred.
  • Familiarity with basic metadata concepts and standards.
  • Strong background or experience in law and legal research.
  • Experience with Legal Bluebook citation formatting.
  • Proficiency with computer systems.
  • Must be able to quickly learn new technology/applications.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently in library office setting.

 

Additional Information

All offers to be made by Human Resources.

Job Function

Library

Location

USA - MA - Cambridge

Department

Harvard Law School Library

Time Status 

Part-time

Union

 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers

Salary Grade

051

Appointment End Date

 30-Jun-2019

Pre-Employment Screening

Education, Identity

Schedule

 17.5h; flexible within Monday through Friday, 9AM-5PM.

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.

A link to the full job description (including the official application) can be found here.

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

About Emmanuel College:

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

 

Job Description:

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

Essential responsibilities will include:

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

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

 

Requirements:

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

 

Additional Information:

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

Application Instructions:

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

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

Salary: $22/hour

 

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

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Library Assistant, Reuben Hoar Library, Littleton, MA

The Town of Littleton seeks qualified applicants for a part-time (an average of 6 hours per week) non-benefit eligible position as a Library Assistant at the Reuben Hoar Library.  Working under direct supervision of a Senior Librarian, responsibilities include providing direct service to patrons at the circulation desk including data entry, patron assistance, and circulation delivery via the integrated library system.  Additionally, the Library Assistant is responsible for shelving library materials and provides initial directional and informational assistance to patrons.

 

Qualifications

The successful applicant will have a high school diploma or equivalent and be computer proficient.  Excellent customer service and communication skills a must.  Ability to file alphabetically and numerically.  Physical ability to regularly lift library materials weighing up to 50 pounds and push fully loaded carts of library materials.  Working knowledge of public library operations and functions helpful.  

 

Full/Part Time

Part Time

 

Education

High School Diploma

 

Salary

$18.31 - $20.21 per hour commensurate with experience

 

Closing Date

December 28, 2018

 

How to Apply

To apply, please submit resume, application, and cover letter by December 28, 2018, to hr@littletonma.org, or mail to, Human Resources Administrator, Town of Littleton, 37 Shattuck Street, Littleton, MA 01460.  The employment application can be found at www.littletonma.org, under the Human Resources Department link.  The Town of Littleton is an EOE.

 

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PT Library Assistant, Pelham, NH

The Pelham Town Library seeks an enthusiastic, flexible, customer service oriented person to join our staff as a part-time Library Assistant. 


Description: This position primarily works at the circulation desk charging out and checking in materials, taking reserves and requests from patrons, issuing borrower cards, shelving books, helping patrons locate materials, as well as reserving and handling museum passes.  

This position is for 20 hours per week, including 1 evening per week and weekends in rotation with opportunities to sub for others.


Qualifications: A college degree or equivalent combination of education and experience demonstrating the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities in library operations is required. Library experience preferred. Excellent customer service attitude towards patrons of all ages is essential and proficiency using a computer is necessary. Must be able to push or pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 lbs.), stretching and standing for extended periods of time.


Compensation:  $14.00 to $16/ hour depending on qualifications.

Applications accepted until position filled.


To apply, email resumé and letter of interest to:
Director Rita Gavelis, rgavelis@pelhamweb.com

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Library Assistant, Boston Arts Academy, Boston, MA

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

 

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

 

Areas of special interest include but not limited to:

-      Teen Services

-      Teen Arts Education

-      Dance

-      Music

-      Visual Arts 

-      Theater

-      Fashion Technology

-      Youth and Technology

 

Pay: $16/hr

 

Qualifications:

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

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

*Knowledge of Young Adult literature and trends

 

About our school:

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

 

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

 

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Library Assistant, Fenway High School Library, Boston, MA

This is a bustling library in a recently renovated high school in Mission Hill, serving a diverse population of students and staff. We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic about working with teens in an urban school environment - you do not have to be in the SLTP program.

 

Role: The Library Assistant manages the busy school library during the after school period, which means everything from helping with homework, to managing the volume of the room, to troubleshooting computer issues.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Staffing the library when the teacher-librarian is not present

  • Assisting students/staff with readers advisory and finding materials

  • Assisting students with database/technology questions

  • Managing the circulation of books and other materials

  • Shelving books

  • Keeping the library clean and orderly

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

  • Desire to work with teens

  • Passion for reading/talking about books

  • Ability to work as part of a team

  • Experience working in an urban environment is preferred but not necessary

 

Pay: $14 per hour

 

Hours: 5 hours per week, consisting of two afternoon shifts of 2 hours and 3 hours each. Additional hours may be available to cover for librarian absences.

 

Start Date: January 7, 2019

 

Please email your resume and letter of interest by September 2 to:

Bonnie McBride

Librarian

Fenway High School

bmcbride@fenwayhs.org

 

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Curatorial Assistant, Williams College, Williamstown, MA

Williams College Museum of Art The Williams College Museum of Art (WCMA) makes dynamic art experiences to incite new thinking about art, museums, and the world--and it does so from within the nation's top-ranked liberal arts college. A vibrant center for the arts at Williams, the Museum embodies the liberal arts' ability to catalyze both creative and critical thinking. WCMA seeks a highly motivated, organized, and intellectually curious, full-time (40 hrs/wk) Curatorial Assistant. Reporting to the senior curators, the Curatorial Assistant will support all activities of the curatorial department including exhibitions, collections and museum-based courses. This position works with the full range of art represented in the museum collection and exhibition program, across media, geography, and chronology. Review of applications will begin on January 4, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.

For the detailed job posting and/or to apply for this position, please visit http://staff-careers.williams.edu.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us via phone at (413) 597-4247 or email at hr@williams.edu. PI106009983

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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

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

 

Tasks include but are not limited to:

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

 

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

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

 

For full job description please see: www.watertownlib.org/LTOA.

 

The ideal candidate is a student or technologically-minded person that can work 15 hours a week. A typical shift will be 4-6 hours. This temporary, non-benefited position may include occasional evening or weekend shifts. The hourly wage is $20.00.

 

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

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Evening/Weekend/Overnight Supervisor, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at the College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members -- students, faculty and staff -- in a community marked by freedom, mutual respect and civility. Job candidates of all ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

 

Job Description:

Oversee the evening/weekend use of the library providing a quiet secure environment for study space and access to various resources. Supervise library student workers as well as open/close satellite libraries. Ensure that library computers, scanners, and printers are used and maintained in an appropriate manner. Provide routine informational assistance. Supervise collection and reconciliation of fines. Liaise with Public Safety regarding security. Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Requires knowledge of customer service and library procedures. Experience dealing with the public and ability to resolve patron issues necessary. Computer literacy required. Supervisory experience preferred.

 

SHIFTS AVAILABLE: 
Monday,Tuesday, & Wednesday evening shifts at Dinand Library: 6/7pm-2am; Saturdays: 12-5pm
Sunday shift at Music Library: 3-11pm
Saturday shift at Worcester Art Museum Library: 10am-4pm
These shifts are during the academic year only.

This is a part time, hourly position.

The College is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts laws concerning Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action in the workplace.

A member of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (HECCMA).

Apply here.

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Genealogy Services Pilot Project Manager, Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Knowledge and Library Services

Harvard Business School Alumni Research - Genealogy Services Pilot

Project Management Job Description

 

Be part of an exciting new pilot at the Baker Library at Harvard Business School (HBS) exploring the possibility of a new genealogical research service to a large manuscript collection for HBS alumni exclusively.

 

Responsibilities

  • Coordinates a team of three point persons and an advisory group in the implementation of a new design and research service.
  • Develops a robust project plan and helps guide the project.
  • Identifies opportunities and potential components of the plan.
  • Collaborates closely with HBS departments including Knowledge and Library Services and External Relations.
  • Provides administrative support including scheduling meetings, preparing agendas, meeting materials, correspondence and emails, creating checklists, documenting and communicating meeting minutes, etc.
  • Keeps Special Collections Librarian and Managing Director, Baker for Business apprised of progress regularly.

 

Required

  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Experience in research in the genealogy field

 

Preferred/Desirable

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organization and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in conducting in-depth historical research with primary resources

 

Other

  • Up to 17 hours per week.
  • Non-benefits eligible
  • Reports to Special Collections Librarian, Knowledge and Library Services, HBS

 

To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter David Yahoodik at dyahoodik@psgstaffing.com

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Library Public Services Assistant, Forbes Library, Northampton, MA

Position: Library Public Services Assistant

Substitute - not on regular schedule - on call as needed anytime library is open Intermittent Part Time, unbenefited

November 29, 2018 Forbes Library Position: Library Public Services Assistant Substitute - not on regular schedule - on call as needed anytime library is open Intermittent Part Time, unbenefited

Provide services to all library patrons as part of the Circulation, Information Services and Children's Teams. This may include, but is not limited to:

  • Check materials in and out
  • Process InterLibrary Loan materials
  • Shelve books and other materials
  • Direct patrons to appropriate staff
  • Deliver materials to other library areas
  • Participate in opening and closing procedures
  • Respond to reference and information requests, and provide readers'/viewers'/listeners' advisory via phone, email, and in person
  • Assist patrons with electronic resources, reference, and circulating collections
  • Troubleshoot copiers, printers, microfilm machines, and computers
  • Teach patrons the use of technology and information resources one-on-one
  • Assist with creating and maintaining book displays
  • May be required to supervise work study staff
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience working with the public
  • Excellent technology skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting
  • Strong commitment to providing excellent customer service
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Attention to detail, professional attitude, reliability, and organizational ability
  • Flexibility, energy, and enthusiasm

 

Preferred:

  • Familiarity with CW MARS network and Evergreen ILS

 

Work Environment

  • Considerable public and staff contact and rapid turnover at service desks
  • Sometimes lifts and/or transports objects weighing 5 to 20 pounds; pushes or pulls carts loaded with materials. Retrieves and/or shelves objects weighing 5 to 20 pounds from all shelving level
  • Possible exposure to dust, newsprint, etc. in book stack areas
  • Extended periods of standing or sitting may be required

Salary: $11.67 per hour

Starting Date: As soon as filled

Closing date: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.

Contact: jobs@forbeslibrary.org Forbes Library, 20 West Street, Northampton, MA 01060

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Digital Information Products Assistant, Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Digital Information Products Assistant

Publishing & Production Support Team

Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School

(Part-time; on-site; up to 17 hrs/week; no benefits)

 

Key responsibilities

  • Produce digital information products (newsletters, microsites) using multiple tools, technologies & formats  (HTML, Dreamweaver, Silverpop)
  • Develop and populate web pages using HTML and web editing tools
  • Perform photo and graphical editing (ex: selecting and sizing images for newsletters and websites)
  • Measure & communicate key product analytics to multiple stakeholders
  • Manage subscriber requests/workflow
  • Troubleshoot technical & access issues by working with the vendor, HBS & HU departments, Baker Library content creators/curators
  • Create and update end user documentation
  • Pro-actively participate and clearly communicate in multi-step, multi-person production processes

 

Basic Qualifications (Required for this position):

  • Minimum 2 years of professional-level digital production support / publishing experience
  • Master's degree or equivalent graduate education in Library/Information Science, Business, Graphic Design, Communications or other relevant discipline. 
  • HTML, creative graphic design experience, photo manipulation
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in the use of common digital communication tools (ex: content management systems, curation and publishing tools, e-marketing tools) for information access, management, analysis, and presentation.

•     Excellent organizational, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; a superb team player

 

Additional Qualifications (Preferred Skills, Experience, Credentials needed for this position:

  • Ability to take initiative and thrive in an evolving and collaborative environment and produce timely, high quality results
  • Highly developed skills in information organization, presentation and delivery; critical thinking; customer service; initiative
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team environment

 

Schedule: Up to 17 hours/week

Salary: Negotiable

To apply: Please submit resume and cover letter David Yahoodik at dyahoodik@psgstaffing.com

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Circulation Assistant, Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Circulation Assistant, Part-Time

Rivier University

Nashua, NH

        

Job Description: 

To perform a wide range of specialized and general tasks related to the Circulation Department at the Regina Library.

 

Check out/in circulating and reserve materials in all formats and follow up on any related problems. Shelve circulating materials. Assist in the training and supervision of student assistants in the absence of the Access Services Coordinator. Provide patrons with a wide variety of informational assistance concerning library services and policies. In the absence of the reference librarian, provide basic reference assistance.  Assist patrons as needed in the basic use of computers, Microsoft Office products, printers, photocopiers, scanners, etc.

 

Qualifications:

Required: Bachelor's degree plus two to three years of relevant library experience preferred, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. General office and organizational skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office products. Ability to interact courteously and efficiently with library patrons; ability to exercise sound discretion when administering library policies. Excellent customer service orientation.

 

Preferred: Overall understanding of academic library operations, library circulation systems, basic reference assistance, and Library of Congress classification. Good supervisory and organizational skills.

WORK SCHEDULE

31 weeks, academic year

Monday through Wednesday: 4:00pm to 9:00pm; Thursday: 4:00pm to 8:30pm

Total hours = 19.5 per week

 

Submit cover letter, resume and the contact information for three professional references to:  Office of Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 South Main St., Nashua, NH 03060 Attn: CIRCULATION ASSISTANT PART TIME or email to jobs@rivier.edu. Interested individuals are invited to apply and while we appreciate every applicant's interest, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those candidates who apply by Wednesday, December 12, 2018.

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Library Assistant II / Access Services Assistant, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

Library Assistant II, Access Services Assistant

Job Description:

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Access Services Librarian (MSCA Associate Librarian)

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: May supervise subordinate staff and student employees

General Statement of Duties: The Library Assistant II, Access Services Assistant, will provide library access services including circulation, interlibrary loan, and course reserves. The employee will charge, renew and discharge library books and materials; aid library users in locating and using materials; monitor the borrowing of materials; verify the proper location of books and materials; and perform related work as required. The basic purpose of this work is to aid in the maintenance, preparation, distribution and lending of library books and other materials at the Worcester State University Library.

The hours of the position are: 7:15 AM to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday (37.5 hours per week). Work shifts may be adjusted when classes are not in session and/or at other times within the confines of the collective bargaining agreement.

Responsibilities:
(E) = Essential
1. (E) Charges, renews and discharges library materials being borrowed using automated (currently Ex Libris Voyager software) and manual systems to record the disposition of library materials.
2. (E) Aids library users by: responding to inquiries and providing information concerning materials that best match users' interests and needs; applying and interpreting library rules and procedures governing the use of library facilities and services; and suggesting and explaining the proper methods of locating and using materials to facilitate patrons' use of the library.
3. (E) Monitors the borrowing of library materials by: determining the eligibility of borrowers; contacting library users for the return of books and materials; sending overdue notices; and recording the payment of fines.
4. (E) Performs inventory control of print and electronic library holdings.
5. (E) Performs and oversees shelf maintenance projects to ensure organization of circulating collections.
6. (E) Verifies proper location of books and other library materials by searching the library for misplaced items; by retrieving books as requested; and by placing books and other library materials in their proper location to facilitate use and accountability of library materials.
7. (E) Gathers statistics; creates reports; operates library equipment; locates and files materials; enforces library rules; packages books and materials for shipping; inspects library premises; processes mail, etc.
8. (E) Assists and instructs users in the operation of microfilm/microfiche readers, reader printers and/or other equipment.
9. (E) Creates and proofreads catalog records, primarily for course reserves materials.
10. (E) Performs bibliographic searches for faculty use and for other purposes.
11. (E) Determines whether library books and materials are in need of binding or repair; and repairs materials.
12. (E) Prepares work schedules of student workers, part-time workers and other subordinates; and maintains weekly timesheets.
13. (E) Provides on-the-job training to new staff, student workers and subordinates.
14. (E) Assumes responsibility for operation of library facility in absence of supervisor, including staffing of library service points as required.
15. May provide instruction in the methods of library research and bibliographic search to students and other users; prepares guides to conducting library research, as assigned.
16. May participate in the development of library policy by considering library goals and objectives, by utilizing statistical and other information and by conferring with professional staff, as assigned.
17. May determine the need for equipment, supplies, reference materials and personnel; and recommends the acquisition of such, as assigned.
18. Assists in interviewing and selecting candidates for library positions; evaluates student employee performance and productivity; recommends disciplinary action as necessary.
19. Attends professional meetings and training sessions as representative of the library to obtain information for the library's use and to gain knowledge of library theory and current practices.
20. May plan and prepare library exhibits and displays, as assigned.
21. (E) Demonstrates civility and professional, customer-service oriented behavior, worthy of emulation by other staff and students.
22. (E) Responsible for contributing to the WSU Strategic Plan.
23. (E) Responsible for contributing to Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action objectives.
24. Performs other duties as assigned within the Library Assistant classification
a. Classification specifications are available at http://www.mass.edu/foradmin/humanresources/classspecshrd.asp

Requirements:
1. At least (A) one year of full-time, or equivalent part-time paraprofessional or clerical experience as a library assistant, or (B) any combination of the required experience and the substitution below.

Substitutions:
I. An Associate's degree or higher may be substituted for the required experience. *

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

2. Demonstrated expertise in using computer applications including email and productivity software such as Microsoft Office.
3. Ability to gather information by examining records and documents.
4. Ability work accurately with names, numbers, codes and/or symbols.
5. Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.
6. Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.
7. Knowledge of library reference materials and services including dictionaries, atlases, almanacs, bibliographies, catalogues, etc.
8. Knowledge of library filing systems such as alphabetic, classified, and chronological.
9. Knowledge of the types and uses of library equipment.
10. Ability to shelve books on ground-level and top-level shelves; ability to use step stool, ability to perform repetitive bending, crouching, and reaching motions.
11. Ability to perform the essential functions of this position with or without reasonable accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Bachelor's Degree
2. Experience using Ex Libris Voyager Integrated Library System, particularly the circulation module
3. Experience managing Library Course Reserves
4. Experience with record keeping and managing finances.

Additional Information:

Worcester State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer which seeks to reflect the diversity of its community. 

This is a non-exempt, full-time, benefited position that is governed by the AFSCME Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Salary: $699.73 per week

Grade: 12

Shift: M-F 7:15am - 3:30pm

Application Instructions:

All applicants must apply online at worcester.interviewexchange.com

Expected documents for submission include a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. If applicants possess a degree, they must complete the National Student Clearinghouse Authorization form or submit the official transcript of highest degree.

All information that can be uploaded to one's e-account should be done so by the applicant; information which cannot may be faxed to 508-929-8169 or emailed to hr@worcester.edu, or may be sent to the following address:

Director of Human Resources

Worcester State University

486 Chandler Street

Worcester, MA  01602-2597

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Technical Services Librarian, Hudson Public Library, Hudson, MA

Part-time Technical Services Librarian

Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington Street, Hudson, MA

hudsonpubliclibrary.com

The Hudson Public Library is seeking an individual to work part-time in the Technical Services Department. Duties: Reports to the Assistant Director/Technical Services Librarian. Cataloging of library materials, RDA, MARC, Dewey, LCSH. Must be familiar with library systems automation; bibliographic database searching, OCLC searching. Prepares new materials for circulation; repairs damaged library items; some hours cover Adult Services Reference Desk; other duties as assigned; must be comfortable with and prepared to work in any area of the library.  Provides computer maintenance & troubleshooting in the absence of the Technical Services Librarian.  10 hours a week - some morning, afternoon, evening and Saturday hours.

Qualifications

Graduate Level Library Science course work in cataloging print and non-print materials; 1-2 years computer software troubleshooting and maintenance experience required. Moderate physical effort is required to perform duties under typical library conditions. The employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear, use hands to operate equipment and lift or move carts and cartons of books, or other materials weighing up to 30 pounds. Vision requirements include the ability to read routine and complex documents and use a computer.

Full/Part Time

Part Time 10 hours per week; morning, afternoon, evening and Saturday hours

Salary

$18.33 - $24.11 in 8 steps (grade F-1, non-union)

Closing Date

Until filled

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to: Deborah Kane, Assistant Director, Hudson Public Library: dkane@cwmars.org.

(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)

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Library Assistant, White Plains Public Library, White Plains, NY

Be part of one of the most exciting libraries in New York!

The White Plains Public Library seeks a part-time Library Assistant in to work in the Trove, our wonderful children's library. We are seeking individuals who love working with children and families--and take pride in delivering great customer service.

College degree required, previous library experience preferred. Graduate students in library science or education are encouraged to apply; this is a wonderful opportunity to gain experience working with youth and families in an innovative urban library.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing customer service, reference and reader's advisory in the Trove
  • Shelving materials and clerical tasks as needed

Hours include evenings and weekends.

Starting salary is $10.75 - $15.60, commensurate with experience.

Please submit resume and references via email to Joshua Carlson, Manager of Youth Services, with the subject "Trove Library Assistant Opening".

Joshua J. Carlson, Manager of Youth Services

White Plains Public Library

jcarlson@whiteplainslibrary.org

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Digital Production Assistant, Northeastern University Libraries, Boston, MA

The Northeastern University Libraries' Digital Production Lab is looking for a part-time digital production assistant. The assistant will digitize library and archival materials and create metadata. This is a great opportunity to help shape and document workflows in a growing digitization program. 

Responsibilities

  • Scan photographic prints using an Epson 11000XL flatbed scanner and record MODS metadata in an Excel spreadsheet
  • Reformat A/V materials and create access copies using FFmpeg
  • And other duties as necessary

Required Qualifications

  • Coursework or experience in metadata creation
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly learn new technology
  • Collaborative working style
  • Flexible in dealing with change

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in the digitization of flat items or A/V materials

Please send a cover letter and resume to Kim Kennedy at ki.kennedy@northeastern.edu.

This position is 14 hours per week at $14/hour. It is an unbenefited, term position through the end of April with the possibility of extension.

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

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