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Library Technician III - Serials Acquisitions, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

Come work for a library that encourages innovation, change, and professional growth. OSU libraries has an opening in the Acquisitions team. This position will focus on maintaining our robust serials and standing order collection from start to finish. The ideal candidate will understand the complexities of ordering, receiving, and maintaining print and electronic serials and standing orders. They strive to provide excellent customer service through their strong communication skills, collaborations, and problem-solving efforts. 


OSU offers great benefits for their employees. The monthly salary for this position will fall within the range of $2825 -$4259. Starting salary range is commensurate with experience.


To apply, please visit: https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/74193 Posting number: P02053CT


Applications will continue to be accepted through April 12, 2019. 



Position Summary

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 serials and standing orders, physical media and assist with electronic resources for the Resource Acquisitions & Sharing Department (RAS). 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, Procurement/BennyBuy, and OSU foundation systems) to ensure expenditures are accurate, evaluate funds levels and report informaiton to RAS director, and collaborate with unit members to close the fiscal year in ILS.
  • 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:

  • Assist with training of unit 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.

  • 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 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.
  • A demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.



Preferred Qualifications

 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.

  • 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.



Applications will be reviewed based on the information submitted on the employment profile with education and work history along with any other requested documentation i.e. Posting specific question responses, transcripts, etc. Your profile MUST clearly show how you meet the minimum/required qualifications for the position. Resumes are NOT accepted at the application stage for classified staff positions



OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.

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Library Technician 3, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR

The Valley Library at Oregon State University (OSU) has an opening for someone that is looking to work for an organization that values civility, respect, and inclusivity. We are looking to hire a Library Technician 3 staff member in the Resource Acquisitions and Sharing (RAS) Department at OSU's main campus library.  The person in this position will work on 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. 

 

Mininum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree plus two years of current (within 5 years) experience in a Library; OR 4 years of current library experience. 
  • 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.

 

OSU offers great benefits for their employees. The monthly salary for this position will fall within the range of $2825-$4259. Starting salary range is commensurate with experience.

 

To read the full job description and apply for the job, please visit:  https://jobs.oregonstate.edu/postings/73552 Posting number: P002029CT  

 

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 1, 2019.  

 

OSU is an AA/EOE/Vets/Disabled.   

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(2) Program Support Assistants - Circulation Department, Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA

The Town of Needham's Public Library is seeking highly skilled individuals to fill the positions of Program Support Assistants (Library Assistant - Circulation Department). While both positions are part-time, one Program Support Assistant will work reguarly scheduled hours and the other Program Support Assistant will work as a substitue. 


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

  • Collaborate with library patrons; assisting them with information and/or directing them to appropriate locations/staff
  • Process library checkouts, renewals, returns, reserves, fines, registrations
  • Maintain orderliness of materials collection
  • Perform other circulation procedures as required


Requirements:

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

  • Excellent customer service skills and capacity to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public
  • Familiarity with computers
  • Capability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently
  • Capacity to adapt to new technologies 
  • Ability to stand for extended durations, bending, lifting up to 40lbs and pushing book carts


Weekly Work Schedule:

   Substitute

  • Availability include at least 2 mornings, afternoon, or evening shifts and one full weekend day per week
  • Shifts vary depending on department need each week

   Scheduled

  • Work schedule will consist of daytime, evening, rotating Saturday & Sunday hours as scheduled

 

 

How to Apply:                                                                                                                                                        

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

Email:  hr@needhamma.gov

Fax:    781-455-0165

Mail:    Human Resources Department, 1471 Highland Avenue, Needham, MA  02492

Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on Thursday, March 28, 2019  


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

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Library Associate - Children's Services, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

Nature of Work:

Assist with the implementation of Children's Library services for the public. Provide excellent customer service and strong reader advisory service to young patrons, caretakers and related community partners. Plan and execute quality children and family programs. Provide effective instruction for the use of library resources. Enhance collections and services by applying children's literature knowledge.

 

Examples of duties:

Works approximately 20-25 hours per week on the public service desk responding to information requests, reader's advisory inquiries and technology assistance/instruction.


Create and maintain displays; repair of materials; monitor the behavior of children; checking the shelving of materials and the appearance of the department, preregistering patrons for programs, collect and maintain program and department statistical information and other duties assigned by the Supervisor.


Assist with the use of technology including operation of the online library catalog, workstations, e-readers (including phones and tablets), scanners, printers and any other emerging technologies. Familiarity with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) education/materials and their use in programming and collection development.


Under the direction of the Head of Children's Services, identifies community needs and plans and executes programs in response to those needs (including technology programming); participates in outreach opportunities assigned by the Head of Children's Services.


Actively participates in collection development/promotion and reader's advisory services.


Assist in marketing of children's services and library programs using InDesign software, library website, social media and other tools.


Inventories program and office supplies and submits orders to Head of Children's Services for purchase.


Carries out additional responsibilities assigned by Head of Children's Services and Town Librarian.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Must have excellent customer service and presentation skills, with a strong working knowledge of children's literature and childhood development. The ability to work independently and apply new technologies in a learning environment.

 

Physical Demands and Working Environment:

Work requires bending, standing, stooping, lifting and reaching high bookshelves for long periods; may require pushing or pulling filled library carts; regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

 

Salary: $55,306 - $64,839

 

Work Schedule:

35 hours per week including one (1) evening until 9 pm and one (1) Saturday per month.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree required.
  • Course work in children's literature and/or child development.
  • 2 years' work experience with children in an educational setting, library related experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and use of Social Media platforms.



All interested candidates should submit a completed Town of Fairfield Application, along with a resume and cover letter by March 29, 2019 to:

Town of Fairfield

Human Resources Department

Sullivan Independence Hall

725 Old Post Road

Fairfield, CT 06824

(203) 256-3057

hr@fairfieldct.org

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Young Adult Program Coordinator (Full-Time), Pawling Library, Pawling, NY

The Pawling Library is seeking a Full Time Young Adult Program Coordinator. The coordinator will oversee all aspects of library programs and services that target children between the ages of ten and eighteen. We are looking for a caring individual who will bring excitement and innovation to the Pawling Free Library's programming.


The candidate should have the ability to design meaningful educational programs for teens and tweens, and a willingness to foster partnerships with outside organizations in providing services to the children of Pawling.


This job requires attention to detail, ability to work independently and with others, and multi-tasking. Most importantly, the candidate should possess excellent communication skills and the ability to connect to young adults.



Schedule

While the Young Adult Program Coordinator will principally be responsible (30 hours per week) for serving young adult patrons, he or she will also be expected to assist (7 hours per week) with children's programs for elementary age children and their families.

 

Responsibilities include

  • Planning and coordinating young adult programs.
  • Planning, coordinating and creating promotional material for young adult programs.
  • Seeking alternative funding for young adult programs (e.g. grants and sponsorship).
  • Maintaining young adult program and materials budgets.
  • Coordinating young adult volunteers and adults who volunteer to assist with young adult programming.
  • Providing departmental information for the director's monthly report.
  • Advising the library administration on library services.
  • Collection development.
  • Assisting the children's department with programming for elementary aged children.
  • Providing reference and readers' advisory when needed.
  • Assisting with circulation and other library functions as necessary.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Commitment to creative and effective young adult programming.
  • Interest in current reading, viewing and listening interests of adolescents and teens.
  • A large degree of comfort with technology. 
  • Ability to provide reference service and/or guide teens toward materials in print and electronic resources.  
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others. 

Public library or teaching experience preferred, but not required. Regular evenings and weekends are required as is occasional circulation desk coverage

 

Position: Full-time: 37 hours per week

Pay: $27,000 - $35,000, depending on experience and qualifications

Benefits: Paid time off available on an annual basis after six months. Health and dental insurance available after three months.

 

Instructions to Applicants

Interested individuals should apply online. Visit pawlingfreelibrary.org/jobs to apply. Only candidates who apply through the library's website by Tuesday April 2nd will be considered.

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Senior Library Technician/Youth Services Assistant, Yarmouth Town Libraries, South Yarmouth, MA

Seaside Cape Cod Town of Yarmouth seeks dynamic and innovative Youth Services Assistant to assist in all aspects of Children's and Young Adult library services, including story times, summer reading program and special events.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Helps to organize and maintain Children's collection, staying ahead of youth demands in a public library.
  • Performs reference and reader's advisory services in the children's and teen sections
  • Teaches patrons how to use the library catalog and other technical equipment
  • Assists with circulation procedures as needed; attends library and management workshops.
  • Assists in the management of grants; as well as school and community outreach.
  • Manages volunteer schedules. 
  • Coordinates publicity, including displays, calendar of activities, press releases, social media, outreach and promotion of children's library activities and services.
  • Compiles statistical data regarding use of children's services. Assists with special projects and monitoring library youth services budget for the Head of Youth Services and the Library Director. 

 

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Associate's degree accepted, with 1-3 years' experience in youth services in a public library.
  • Excellent people skills, knowledge of resources and regulations for library service to youth population from birth to age 18
  • Strong administrative and technology skills, a passion for service, a willingness to learn and a good sense of humor

This is a full-time, 37.5 hours/wk. $19.58 per hour, to start + full benefits. 

 

Application Instructions:

Submit an application form, cover letter and resume to:  Connie Marr, Head of Youth Services, Yarmouth Town Libraries, 312 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA  02664, or email: cmarr@clamsnet.org. The application form can be found on-line at https://www.yarmouth.ma.us/jobs.aspx or in-person at the South Yarmouth or West Yarmouth Libraries.


This position will be open until filled.


Candidates will be required to complete and sign the Town of Yarmouth employment application form. Town of Yarmouth completes a CORI/SORI check for all employees and volunteers.


The Town of Yarmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at humanresources@yarmouth.ma.us.

 

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Youth Services Programmer - Part Time, Burnham Public Library, Bridgewater, CT

The Burnham Library in Bridgewater, CT seeks an enthusiastic and tech-savvy individual to join our team. The ideal candidate will plan and implement engaging programming to youth of all ages, coordinate outreach, and complete library tasks as needed.

 

Qualifications:

  • College degree and experience working with children required.
  • Library background and/or knowledge of children's literature desired.


This part-time position is 8-10 hours. Schedule will include 1-2 days per week and may consist of substitute or additional hours and Saturdays. Flexibility is a must.

Hourly rate is $13.00.


To Apply:

For minimum requirements and full position description, please visit the burnhamlibrary.org job posting. Please send cover letter and resume to: jkallay@burnhamlibrary.org by March 29, 2019.

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Temporary Access Services Assistant, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Temporary Access Services Assistant needed for the Francis Loeb Library at the Graduate School of Design.

 

Responsibilities

  • Opening/closing the library
  • Supervising student workers
  • General circulation and collections activity
  • Monitoring space usage, special projects.

Please note: This is a temporary position and will not exceed 90 days. 

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent work experience required
  • Ability to successfully deliver excellent customer service and prioritize service needs in a busy, dynamic public service environment required
  • Facility with standard office software (Microsoft Word and Excel, email, calendaring applications, etc.) required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required

 

Full/Part Time: Temporary

Education: N/A

Salary: $18/hr

 

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to:

spruill_harder@harvard.edu

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

Hourly Rate: $17.25

 

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

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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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(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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