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Head of Metadata Production, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University Library invites applicants for the position of Head of Metadata Production.  Reporting to the Head of Metadata Services, the Head of Metadata Production will lead the unit that creates metadata for all formats in print and digital collections. The unit is currently expanding its role beyond MARC-based cataloging, to ensure that Brown University Library's digital materials also benefit from the skill and expertise in the Metadata Production unit. The successful candidate will have the knowledge and initiative to recognize and take full advantage of transformational opportunities as standards and tools for resource description of physical and digital collections continue to evolve.

The head of Metadata Production is a creative, detail-oriented and collaborative manager, capable of leading the work of the metadata production unit in a changing environment. The position manages 6 staff members engaged in adaptive cataloging, metadata creation, and archival arrangement and description, including creation of EAD finding aids. This position is responsible for developing workflows, reviewing staff work, and designing and providing training for the unit. This position also performs both original and complex adaptive cataloging and advises on database maintenance projects. The incumbent participates in the assessment and continuous improvement of operations and services, coordinates the Brown University Library NACO program, and collaborates with colleagues in the development and maintenance of local metadata policies.

 

Job qualifications

  • Required education: MLS degree from ALA-accredited program or equivalent
  • Minimum 3 years of successful experience in staff supervision in a library environment or successful training experience in cataloging/metadata
  • Minimum 3 years of experience and demonstrated proficiency with OCLC Connexion and an ILS/LSP
  • Minimum 5 years of experience and demonstrated proficiency with current cataloging rules and standards (RDA, LC-PCC PSs, LC vocabularies, MARC21, etc.) and a variety of metadata schema (MODS, EAD, etc.).
  • Knowledge of or demonstrated interest in BIBFRAME and LRM development and other library applications of linked open data.
  • Thorough understanding of the relationship between bibliographic and authority records in an automated environment, including discovery system functionality generated from MARC and non-MARC metadata.
  • Interest in developing metadata practices and technologies.
  • Excellence in the following skills: verbal and written communication, interpersonal, planning, organizational, and analytical.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace. 
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language
  • Interest in serving the needs of the Brown community of users and in maximizing access to the library resources.
  • Experience in working with bargaining unit staff is preferred.



To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at:   https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ154170 .  Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration.  Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references.  Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.  


Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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Library Director, Warehouse Point Library, East Windsor, CT

The Board of Trustees of the Library Association of Warehouse Point is seeking a highly motivated Library Director for an independent Library located in East Windsor, Connecticut serving a town of approximately 11,000 residents.

 

The Library Director reports directly to the Board of Trustees and will be responsible for developing, administering, supervising and coordinating the work of the Library and staff. In addition, the Library Director will manage the budget, personnel, fund-raising, and the overall operations of the Library. The Library Director will work in partnership with the Board of Trustees to carry out the mission of the Warehouse Point Library.

    

Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Providing leadership for the overall effective and efficient operation and growth of the Library.
  • Recommends, plans and directs the goals, objectives and operations of the Library.
  • Performs a variety of public relations functions designed to inform the public of available Library resources and to promote the use of the Library.
  • Establishes and maintains effective relationships with the public, officials, local libraries and organizations.
  • Represents the Library with the Library System Library Connection Inc.
  • Prepares a preliminary annual Library budget for the Board of Trustees for approval; defends approved budget before the Town Board of Selectman and Town Board of Finance.
  • Responsible for Library materials management.
  • Handles personnel tasks such as training, hiring, performance management, employee work assignments and schedules. 

    

Qualifications:

  • A Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school with at least 3 years or more of progressive library administrative experience with at least 1 year in a supervisory position.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience with budget management.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office software preferred.
  • Demonstrated use of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as a means of communication and promoting the Library.
  • Maintaining the Library Website.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to speak effectively before groups.
  • A commitment to excellence in customer service.
  • Must have a valid driver's license.

    

Salary and Benefits:

The annual salary range is $52,000-$59,000 for a 37.5 hour week. Ability to work a flexible schedule as some evenings and Saturdays required. Paid holidays and P.T.O.

 

To Apply:

     Interested applicants please email a cover letter and resume with the names of three current references to the Search Committee for the Director of the Warehouse Point Library to: lawp107@gmail.com. Applications must be received by April 30, 2019 for consideration.

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Manager of Bibliographic and Digital Services, SAILS Library Network, Lakeville, MA

The Manager of Bibliographic and Digital Services oversees the development, maintenance and enhancement of the bibliographic databases and digital collections supported by SAILS, including digital archives, electronic resource collections, serials, and acquisitions. The Manager of Bibliographic and Digital Services collaborates with the Executive Director, SAILS user groups, and the SAILS Board in the development and implementation of long and short range strategic plans. This position reports to the Executive Director.  

 

Responsibilities

    Bibliographic Services

  • Establish departmental goals and objectives in relation to Network's strategic directions

  • Establish cataloging priorities consistent with client-service expectations

  • Supervise Cataloging Services staff, their training, evaluation, and development

  • Responsible for establishing and reviewing cataloging procedures and practices for all types of print and nonprint formats.

  • Keep abreast of cataloging rules, local/national standards and trends, as well as emerging technologies through reading, webinars, trainings, conference attendance, etc

  • Manages the loading and quality control for all vendor supplied records and data.

  • Oversees batch loading and global editing of database records.

  • Troubleshooting issues in the ILS for cataloging, serials, and acquisitions-related.

 

    SAILS Digital & Electronic Collections

  • Provide leadership and expertise for projects involving metadata for digital objects

  • Responsible for establishing and reviewing metadata procedures and practices for the SAILS Digital Media Archives System.

  • Serve as liaison with member libraries to promote participation in the SAILS Digital History Collection.

  • Promote Digital History Collection and serve as liaison with statewide and national digitization groups.

  • Oversees the development and support of SAILS electronic resource collections, including those that are SAILS-wide collections and those that are available to a subset of libraries through a group subscription.

  • Provide training and documentation for SAILS digital and electronic collections.

  • Serve as consultant to vendors and member libraries for implementation and support.

 

    Training/Support

  • Develops appropriate documentation for member libraries on how to enter bibliographic data into the SAILS databases.

  • In conjunction with the Network Cataloger, develops the format and content of appropriate cataloging workshops for SAILS libraries.

  • Provide onsite assistance and consulting services to new member libraries.

  • Serve as backup support for other functional areas of the ILS on an as needed basis.



    Administrative

  • Staff liaison to network and out-of-network committees as assigned

  • Participate in the annual budgeting process.

  • Advise and assist in the implementation and planning of grant proposals.

  • Participates as a member of the Network Management team which consists of the Executive Director and Assistant Director for Technology Services.

 

    Qualifications

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; professional cataloging experience (minimum 5 years) in a consortia setting.  

  • Experience should include original cataloging, using AACR2 and RDA, Dublin Core, and LCSH; proficiency with computer technology, OCLC, and the cataloging component of an integrated library system; knowledge of cataloging standards for digital formats; familiarity with established and emerging metadata standards.

  • Knowledge of emerging information technology trends in libraries is required.

  • Knowledge of trends in electronic resource licensing, purchase models, access methods, and copyright is required.

  • A strong service orientation and the ability to work in a collegial manner with other libraries are essential.

  • Supervisory experience managing cataloging operations in a library consortium required.

  • Experience with Symphony Workflows is highly desirable.

  • Proven written and oral communications and group facilitation skills, sensitivity to different learning styles and strong public service philosophy required.  

  • Proven ability to work as a member of a team. Flexibility in a continually changing environment.  

  • Valid Driver's License and vehicle with current insurance coverage.

 

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.



Application Instructions

Submit a cover letter, resume and three references as a PDF by email to employment@sailsinc.org with the subject line: Manager of Bibliographic and Digital Services. Preference given to applications received by 4/22/2019,

 

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Evening Reference & Instruction Librarian, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

This position is responsible for providing reference desk services and library instruction, as well as contributing to other library activities. This is a combined day/evening/Sunday position. The work schedule is Sunday-Thursday, 11:00am - 7:00pm.


Primary/Principal Responsibilities:

  • The position's primary responsibility is evening instruction in the use of the library's resources and services, with special focus on Art & Design department. The reference librarian assists library users (in-person, via phone, or virtual platforms) to access, retrieve and apply information from a variety of physical and online materials. This position leads responsibilities in Art & Design; however, the librarian will also support responsibilities in other subjects. Librarian supports remote users who may be primarily online or off-site. Librarian helps users trouble-shoot technical issues related to accessing electronic databases both on-and off campus. In-library printer, photocopier, and similar trouble-shooting and maintenance is also required.
  • The reference librarian develops and teaches library instruction classes including first-year introductory sessions, course-related instruction, topical workshops, and individual consultation by appointment with students, faculty, and staff. Library instruction involves primarily the effective use of electronic information resources.
  • The position participates in collection development. The reference librarian identifies, evaluates, and recommends for purchase printed and online resources. S/he reviews the collection and recommends titles for withdrawal.
  • The position creates and regularly maintains Web-based library guides and Web pages (including blog entries, Facebook, Twitter posts, etc.) to inform and instruct users and facilitate access to library resources.
  • The reference librarian contributes to identification of emerging information technologies relevant to the Reference department and the library as a whole, and also contributes to the planning and improvement of the library's online presence.

 

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree, with three to five years of relevant experience preferred.
  • Must have a demonstrated knowledge of research database features and functions, information technologies, research skills, and a proficiency at locating and procuring resources for users.
  • Effective training and teaching skills in group and one-on-one settings.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Analytical and problem solving skills and ability to utilize and troubleshoot a wide range of machine technologies and online access issues.
  • Strong public service skills working with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and community people.
  • Must be committed to providing the highest level of customer service and responsiveness. 
  • Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team.

 

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

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Librarian (50% FTE), Shady Hill School, Cambridge, MA

Since 1915, Shady Hill, a school of 520 students (PreK - 8) and 90 faculty members, has been a leader in progressive elementary education. The year-long Central Subject study, which emphasizes interdisciplinary content, the use of primary sources, acquisition of essential skills, and self-discovery, forms the core of our curriculum in Grades 3 - 8. The gradehead teachers are responsible for teaching the Central Subject study and these teachers also develop strong relationships with students in their homeroom.

 

Shady Hill is a deeply mission-driven school.  We seek to develop independent, joyful and curious learners who respect their own accomplishments and those of others. We strive to be a community whose values are strong and which is unafraid to engage students in important questions. The school's program allows children to explore their worlds and test their powers.  As a diverse school, we believe that an inclusive community is an educational and moral imperative that empowers us all. Therefore, we seek to hire teachers who share this commitment and demonstrate the skills of culturally competent educators.

 

Shady Hill School is also a teaching training institution.  Its long-standing Teacher Training Course, which brings as many as eighteen apprentice teachers to campus each year, prepares talented men and women for careers in education and allows each faculty member the opportunity to be a mentor and meaningful contributor to the teaching field.  Because of the school's commitment to teacher training, the school seeks teachers with certification or demonstrated interest in working towards certification when hired by Shady Hill School.

 

Basic Purpose: The Shady Hill Library is an essential resource for our students, faculty, and apprentice teachers. Librarians provide weekly instruction, as well as reference, readers' advisory and curricular support for the entire school community. Our fully automated facilities include a collection of over 30,000 books and audio-visual materials.

 

Core Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Library team to teach Beginners through 8th grade
  • Build collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and apprentices
  • Readers' advisory for entire community
  • Update and maintain curriculum maps on Shady Hill's Atlas curriculum mapping system
  • Circulation desk duties and various library administrative duties
  • Assist with general collection maintenance and processing of new books
  • Work with parent volunteers
  • Attend planning meetings in September and June and other faculty and department meetings as scheduled
  • Serve as a full community member by attending weekly faculty meetings, sitting on committees, participating in admissions activities and covering duties (lunch, recess, dismissal, etc.)
  • Regular attendance at school as required by your schedule to meet your classes and to fulfill your other duties when school is in session is required

 

Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with library systems
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively in a busy library
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Flexible thinking and excellent multitasking capabilities
  • Early Childhood/Elementary/Middle School experience preferred
  • Employ multicultural and anti-bias teaching strategies that reflect cultural competence
  • Use multicultural materials and resources
  • Engage in professional development to enhance inclusive teaching and leadership practices. The school offers extensive professional development opportunities, including faculty summer study and travel grants.
  • M.L.S. or M.Ed degree preferred

 

Finalists are expected to teach a demonstration lesson.  A writing sample and college transcripts are also required. Annual salary for faculty is determined according to a step scale commensurate with experience. 

To apply, please send a pdf including a cover letter and resume to: apply@shs.org.  Please be sure to include "Part-Time Librarian" in the subject line of the e-mail.

 

For a description of the school, refer to: www.shs.org. Shady Hill is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We offer competitive salaries and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and vision insurance plans, a school-matched retirement plan and paid time off.

 

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Assistant Librarian (Part Time), Labouré College, Milton, MA

Labouré College seeks a Part-Time/Assistant Librarian to work 25 hours per week. This position requires evening hours and some Saturdays. Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Assistant Librarian assists in planning, implementing and evaluating instructional support services.

 

The Labouré College Library provides students and instructors with the infrastructure and resources necessary to support effective teaching and learning. This includes planning for future growth and innovation, providing dynamic leadership in the College's mission, updating library holdings, and maintaining electronic resources. It is expected that the librarian will have knowledge of a wide variety of scholarly and public information sources and must follow trends related to publishing, computers, and media to oversee the selection and organization of library materials. 



Essential Job Functions

  • Instructs users in finding and evaluating print and electronic resources.
  • Resolves issues that arise in the library.
  • Supervises work-study and seasonal part-time library workers.
  • Troubleshoots issues related to patron off-campus access to electronic resources.
  • Collaborates with colleagues to create online tutorials, guides, videos, and other instructional materials.
  • Teaches evening library instruction sessions in a variety of disciplines.
  • Participates in collection development and maintenance.
  • Compiles reports as required.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The successful candidate must have the ability to interact well with students, faculty, and staff.

Students currently enrolled in an MLS program accredited by the American Library Association are encouraged to apply.

 

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated interest in practicing assessment techniques and utilizing assessments to improve library services.
  • Familiarity with current information literacy theory, practice and assessment.
  • Demonstrated interest in learning and using emerging technologies to improve library services and instruction, including the ability to create tutorials and other learning objects.
  • Demonstrated cross-cultural competence and pedagogical commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Demonstrable enthusiasm for teaching and working with students.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of teams.
  • Knowledge of and experience with library management systems. 
  • Knowledge of and experience with learning management systems. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative academic library environment. 
  • Competency in original cataloging, including current and emerging resource description and taxonomy formats, and ability to apply them in academic library settings to a variety of resource types. Information literacy teaching experience at the general undergraduate level and/or at the graduate level.
  • Bilingual 

This position requires the ability to lift boxes weighing up to twenty five poundsand to transport materials loaded onto wheeled carts. 

 

Education Required:

  • BA/BS
  • MLS



To Apply:

Please visit the following link to view the full description and apply. 

 

Laboure College is a non-profit institution with a Catholic-guided mission. The College honors and welcomes all faith traditions. Minority, veteran and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Laboure College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetics and other categories as protected by Massachusetts law. Laboure College expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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bio Generator Lead, EQUITAS, Essex, VT

EQUITAS is a life science strategy, insight, and technology company founded on the values of kindness, fearlessness, and empowerment with the mission of improving healthcare globally. Our Headquarters is located in Essex, VT. EQUITAS fosters a dynamic team with an unprecedented level of internal collaboration; allowing for a   supportive and connected environment where each individual has a voice and contributes to the success of the team. This unique setting provides endless opportunities to engage professionals looking to pursue a career in healthcare, all within a guided space.


Consulting is a unique, fast-paced, and rewarding career. Our team comes from a diverse set of backgrounds in the life sciences and beyond, and we encourage all interested individuals to apply. Regardless of your background, the key to success in consulting will be a desire to learn, adapt, and inform. We offer opportunities beyond the generic consulting role, blurring the lines between consultants, researchers, educators, software engineers, data scientists, graphic designers, and marketers, to offer an all-encompassing experience tailored to your interests and skillset.


Strategy consulting is a research-intensive position that allows you to indirectly benefit millions of patients worldwide by helping to increase access to their life-saving medications, medical devices, and diagnostic equipment. We address a broad range of our client partner's needs, including but not limited to clinical trial design, current therapeutic options and outlook, pricing strategy, training and workshops, enabling technology platforms, and everything in between. Current areas of focus include diabetes, oncology, immunology, neurology, rare diseases, pain management, women's health, and much more. You will also learn the fundamentals of the drug approval process, pharmaceutical or medical device manufacturers operations, and the state of healthcare globally.


In addition to providing consulting services to our client partners, we are pleased to introduce bio™, an innovative mobile and desktop app offering business Insights on demand, that allows subscribers to get the answers they need for the decisions they make. bio synergizes knowledge sharing, data analytics, and decision support for healthcare industry professionals. Insights are brought to our client partners through White Rabbit e-Healthcare Solutions, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of EQUITAS.


We are looking to expand our bio team with a permanent full-time position based in our Headquarters.  


This opportunity, for a bio Generator Lead, would be ideal for someone who is passionate about secondary research, database development, and information management and delivery. We welcome folks with diverse backgrounds as varied as Library Science to Business Development and everything in between!


Interested parties may contact:

Barbara Murphy

bio Sr. Engagement Curator &

EQUITASer Engagement

Email: bam@equitasls.com


EQUITAS is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of EQUITAS to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, age, veteran status, handicap, disability, or any other status protected by law.

 

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Reference and Instruction Librarian, Quinebaug Valley Community College, Danielson, CT

The Reference & Instruction Librarian position is a proactive, innovative, student-oriented teaching librarian with proven success in instructional design and curriculum development to lead our expanding metaliteracy program and join our team-oriented library. Challenging opportunity for a self-starter to design new curriculum, collaborate with teaching faculty, deliver and assess instruction that incorporates emerging information technologies, create and assess active learning environments on-ground and online. Position requires scheduling flexibility to teach occasional evening classes in both Danielson and Willimantic.


Anticipated Starting Date: June 2019


Qualifications:

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited program by the time of employment.
  • Strong commitment to public services and demonstrated passion for teaching information literacy skills to classes and individuals.
  • Demonstrated ability to differentiate instruction; to teach, and to create engaging learning spaces both on-ground and online; to motivate students; and, to assess learning and program outcomes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends in instructional design, student learning, and assessment.
  • Demonstrated skills with web productivity tools, learning management systems, content management and curation platforms.
  • Essential skills include effective interpersonal, oral, written and multimedia communication and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff and community members.


Strongly Preferred:

  • Instructional design certificate or teaching certification.
  • 2+ years related teaching or instructional design experience for online, blended/hybrid, and on-ground courses.
  • 1+ year related reference experience in an educational setting or academic library experience.
  • Familiarity with and dedication to creating accessible content, including familiarity with WCAG.
  • Demonstrated success designing curriculum within the ACRL Framework.
  • Familiarity with Ex Libris Primo and Alma.

Successful candidates will demonstrate exceptional experience with: innovative teaching technologies; Blackboard Learn or other LMS; LibGuides or similar content management and curation platform; video production, editing, and animation tools; web design; discovery tools and ILMS; the ability to conceptualize, communicate and execute plans to meet short- and longterm goals; and, enthusiasm for tackling all aspects of the job description with creativity and flexibility.


Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are invited to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and provide appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.


Responsibilities: Working under the direction of the Director of Library Services, the candidate performs a broad range of professional library services, including metaliteracy instruction design, delivery, and assessment; reference services; technical services, and collection development.


Salary: $63,093 per year (CCP 18) plus a full State of Connecticut benefits package


Application Deadline: April 8, 2019


Application Procedure: E-mail a completed Community College Application (found at http://www.ct.edu/files/pdfs/Employment-Application.pdf), a current résumé, cover letter, and unofficial transcript(s) to: Stephanie Wilcox, Human Resources Assistant - swilcox@qvcc.edu


Protected group members are strongly encouraged to apply.


Quinebaug Valley Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record in its programs or activities. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Paul Martland, Section 504/ADA Coordinator, , EEO Officer and Title IX Coordinator, , 860-932-4124; Quinebaug Valley Community College, 742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT 06239

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Library Director, George Holmes Bixby Memorial Library, Francestown, NH

The library in Francestown, New Hampshire is seeking an outgoing, organized, and enthusiastic person to fill the position of Library Director. Francestown is a friendly community of about 1,500 residents, located in the scenic Monadnock region approximately 12 miles from Peterborough. It is convenient to Concord, Manchester, and Nashua. The library building is located in a renovated historic building in the center of the town.


Description

The Library Director is the front-line person in creating a welcoming environment for all ages. They are expected to be comfortable working closely with library patrons, town administrators, and the Board of Trustees. Excellent oral and written communication skills and a service-oriented attitude are required.

The Director exercises judgment in making administrative decisions including personnel, public relations, collection development, budget management, program creation & implementation, and supervision. The director reports to the elected Board of Trustees and provides leadership to 2-3 part time staff and volunteers.

The Director serves as the spokesperson for the library to the community and represents the library in interactions with town officials.

 

Educational/Professional Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required; a Master's degree in Library Science or a related field is preferred.
  • At least 3 years' experience in the field or relevant experience judged by the Trustees and Selection Committee to be commensurate for this position.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proficiency with technology are required.

 

Skills Required 

  • Strong proficiency with computers, library technology, internet, and social media.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and maintain positive working relationships with the Board of Trustees, library staff, and the general public.
  • Knowledge of management principles and public library administration including budgeting, organization, personnel, and public relations.
  • Ability to supervise the Library's collection development, including the selection and withdrawal of books, periodicals, audio-visual and electronic materials.
  • The ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service is essential.

 

Salary

This is a 27 hour a week position with a pay rate of $18.96/hour.

For more information about the job please view the Library's webpage: Town of Francestown, NH - Library - Employment - Director's Job Description. 


To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three reference contacts (2 must be professional) to the Francestown Library Director Selection Committee at FTGHBMLibrary@gmail.com. Review of applications will begin March 29, 2019. Anticipated start date is June 1, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

Francestown is an equal opportunity employer.

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Library Director, Stevens Memorial Library, Ashburnham, MA

The Board of Trustees of Ashburnham, MA's Stevens Memorial Library seeks a visionary leader with strong strategic planning and financial management skills and a record of enhancing public library services.  The new director will be able to articulate, support and promote the Library's mission and collaborate with the Trustees, staff, volunteers and the community it serves.


Qualifications:

MLS from an ALA accredited program preferred; enrollment in an accredited MLS program considered; three (3) years professional experience in a library including at least one (1) year in a supervisory position; experience in a C/W MARS library preferred.


Salary:  $55,000 to $68,000 depending on experience and qualifications


Closing Date: April 15, 2019 but resumes will be accepted until the position is filled


Send: To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume by April 15, 2019 to Chair of the Board of Trustees (Ash.Library@comcast.net) )

 

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Reference and Instructional Design Librarian, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

Central Connecticut State University invites innovative and energetic applicants for a full-time, tenure-track librarian position that will serve on the Library's Reference and Instruction team. The successful candidate will be responsible for a variety of tasks that successfully support the research needs of CCSU's students, faculty, and staff. Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and to working with a diverse student body. 

 

Required Qualifications:

  •  American Library Association accredited Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent
  • Three or more years of academic library experience providing reference and instruction to both undergraduate and graduate students
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of instructional design including creation of lesson plans and/or assignments, and student learning outcomes.
  • Experience with online learning management systems (e.g. Blackboard, D2L "Desire to Learn," Moodle, Canvas)
  • Good interpersonal skills and a demonstrated commitment to public service
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Experience working effectively with a highly diverse group of faculty, students, colleagues and the general public

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience teaching a semester long information literacy credit course
  • Familiarity with screen recording and video editing software (e.g. Camtasia, Captivate)
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use instructional/e-learning technologies
  • Familiarity with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
  • Familiarity with graphic design software to create and enhance instructional learning materials and library marketing materials

 

Application and Appointment

For full consideration, applications must be received by April 15, 2019.  Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  To begin the application process, go to www.ccsu.edu/jobs

CCSU is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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Preservation Specialist, Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC), Andover, MA

The Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) is seeking a Preservation Specialist to support its training, consulting, and outreach programs.

This full-time position will be based at NEDCC's facility in Andover, MA. Responsibilities includeconducting preservation needs assessments and writing comprehensive assessment reports; responding to preservation inquiries; presenting introductory webinars and workshops; assisting with ongoing projects related to audiovisual and digital preservation; and representing NEDCC at local, regional, and national professional meetings and conferences.

Preservation Specialists are the public face of NEDCC. As a highly collaborative department, all team members contribute to the development of new goals and projects. Our most important characteristics are a passion for cultural heritage collections and an interest in helping others see and understand the value of preservation. We are excellent communicators in person and in writing, are able to step back and see a bigger picture, and are interested in finding creative but practical solutions to difficult problems.

 

Qualifications

Minimum qualifications for the Preservation Specialist position are:

  • A Master's degree in Archives, Library and Information Science, Museum Studies, or similar; with coursework on relevant topics including, but not limited to, preservation, collections management, emergency preparedness and risk assessment, archives administration, appraisal, audiovisual preservation and reformatting, and/or digital preservation;

  • Solid understanding of general preservation best practices (disaster planning, format identification, care and handling of materials, reformatting and digitization, environmental management, etc.);

  • Strong analytical, observation, and communication skills;

  • Experience and comfort with public speaking;

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and

    backgrounds;

  • Flexibility to work both independently and as part of a team; and

  • Ability and willingness to travel regionally and nationally, up to 25%.

     

    In addition to the above, the following qualifications are desirable but are not required for consideration:

  • At least 1 year of experience working with collections-holding institutions;

  • Experience in audiovisual and/or digital preservation;

  • Experience with online instruction and in-person instruction;

  • Consulting experience.

 

About NEDCC

Founded in 1973, NEDCC is the first nonprofit center to specialize in the conservation and reformatting of paper-based materials, and has recently expanded its services to include audiopreservation. NEDCC's mission is to improve the preservation efforts of libraries, archives, historical organizations, museums, and other repositories; to provide the highest quality conservation and reformatting services to collections-holding institutions; and to provide leadership in preservation, conservation, and digital reformatting. Its services include book, paper, and photograph conservation; digital reformatting (imaging and audio); assessments and consultations; disaster assistance; online preservation education; and workshops and conferences.

 

NEDCC has consulted with organizations across the country to plan for the long-term preservation of their collections and has worked with a range of institutions to reformat their deteriorating documents, photographs, negatives, and obsolete audio materials. NEDCC has treated many of the most significant paper- based collections in the United States, including William Bradford's manuscript history of the Plymouth Plantation; the original manuscript of the Book of Mormon; Abraham Lincoln'sEmancipation Proclamation; and works of art on paper by various masters, such as Rembrandt and Degas. (See NEDCC Stories for other projects of note.) NEDCC is located in Andover, MA, twenty-five miles north of Boston. For more information, please visit www.nedcc.org.

 

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Application Process

NEDCC is an equal opportunity employer persons with the legal right to work in the United States are eligible. Only 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

 

Salary and benefits are competitive. This position will remain open until filled. To apply, please send cover letter and resume in a single PDF to Ann Marie Willer, Director of Preservation Services, at amwiller@nedcc.org.

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Textual Metadata Cataloger, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, Boston, MA

Background:

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum (part of the National Archives and Records Administration), in collaboration with the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, has embarked on a long-term effort to provide digital access to its unique archival holdings in all formats. The initiative's objectives are to: digitize, catalog, and store millions of presidential documents, photographs, sound recordings, and moving images; make these materials accessible to a worldwide audience and maximize their search and discovery online; protect historical assets through remote replication; and minimize wear and tear on irreplaceable physical assets. To date, the Kennedy Library has provided online access to more than 600,000 pages of documents; 23,000 photographs; 3,700 sound recording segments; 1,000 oral history transcripts; and 125 motion pictures.. 

 

Responsibilities:

We are looking for a talented, team-oriented Textual Metadata Cataloger to join the Archives Digitization team. This individual will perform duties associated with digitizing and describing the Kennedy Library's unique archival holdings and will be responsible for imaging archival materials in a variety of formats (primarily, but not limited to, textual materials) as well as creating associated descriptive, technical, and administrative metadata using Dublin Core standards. In addition, the Textual Metadata Cataloger will conduct background research using a range of resources to create robust and accurate metadata records. Other responsibilities include:

  • Implementing workflows and processes that streamline and enhance metadata creation
  • Administering the textual digitization on demand program (internal and external  requests)
  • Supervising and training graduate student interns and relevant staff on metadata creation and content description
  • Contributing to the development of policy, procedural, and training documentation
  • Creating bibliographic authority records
  • Screening documents for potential intellectual property and national security classification restrictions
  • Utilizing the digital asset management system (DAMS) and related tools to maintain physical and intellectual control over archival holdings
  • Working in close collaboration with all archival units and other Library stakeholders
  • Maintaining accurate statistics on the imaging, description, and online publication of digital assets
  • Contributing materials for the Library's social media platforms
  • Authoring posts for the Library's blog, "JFK Library Archives: An Inside Look"
  • Attending professional workshops, programs, and conferences.


Qualifications:

This position requires experience performing original cataloging of digitized archival documents and manuscripts. Specifically, the candidate must have demonstrated familiarity with the following encoding and descriptive standards: Dublin Core, EAD, EAD-CPF, DA:CS, RDA, MARC21, and LCSH. The individual must be able to work well in a team environment and have excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Additional requirements include a thorough knowledge of archival preservation practices and experience handling rare and fragile materials. Other qualifications are as follows:

  • Knowledge of bibliographic and authority control, controlled vocabularies, and thesauri creation and maintenance
  • Knowledge of archives management and intellectual property issues in a library/archives setting
  • Knowledge of historical trends and research methods
  • Experience using a digital asset management system or digital repository
  • Experience managing digital imaging workflows
  • Knowledge of archival imaging standards and practices
  • Experience with digital imaging hardware and software
  • Ability to work with multiple stakeholders and to balance multiple tasks, requests, and projects in a time-sensitive environment
  • Ability to handle analytical and highly detailed work.

 Preferred qualifications:

  • Knowledge of programming languages including SQL and Python.

 

Education: 

Master's degree in library science, history, or public history with a concentration in archives management. Two years of full-time work experience in an archives setting may substitute for the archives concentration.

 

The base salary for this position is $47,000.

 

Applications will be accepted until Monday, April 1, 2019. To apply, please send a cover letter with salary requirements, a résumé, and references via e-mail to:

 

Karen Adler Abramson

Director of Archives

John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Columbia Point

Boston, MA 02125

E-mail: HR@jfklfoundation.org

 

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls, please.

 

About the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation

 

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation ("Foundation") is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1984 with the purpose of carrying President Kennedy's legacy forward. The Foundation aims to inspire and engage both Americans and people around the world with his timeless vision of public service, civic responsibility, civil rights, scientific discovery and creative cultural pursuits, and ideals of peace, optimism and service, so they may learn how to translate them into action. As a major part of this mission, the Foundation supports the work of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, whose core function is to collect, preserve, and make available for research, the documents, audiovisual material, and memorabilia of President Kennedy, his family, and his contemporaries. Today, the Kennedy Library in Boston is one of the most visited of the 14 presidential libraries in America. Over 225,000 people from around the globe visit the museum and nearly 12 million people visit the Library's website each year, and the Foundation serves 25,000 students annually through a host of free educational programs.

 

The John F. Kennedy Library Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

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Youth Services Librarian, Pearl L. Crawford Memorial Library, Dudley, MA

The Town of Dudley seeks enthusiastic and creative candidates to join the dedicated staff of the Crawford Memorial Library as Youth Services Librarian. The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for all aspects of services to youth from birth through 17 and their caregivers.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans, organizes, and publicizes all youth programs including but not limited to story times, crafts, summer reading, special events, reading clubs, school and community outreach.
  • Plans, organizes, and maintains the library's children and young adult collections.
  • Provides reader's advisory service for youth and families.
  • Assists youth in the use of library and its resources.
  • Assists parents/caregivers in selection of appropriate youth material.
  • Participates in the formulation of policy and develops procedures related to youth services.
  • Interprets policy and explains policy and procedure to the public.
  • Manages youth services budget.
  • Compiles, reviews, and interprets statistical data regarding use of youth services and prepares regular management reports for review by Director.
  • Trains and supervises youth volunteers.
  • Manages the children's department circulation desk, and assists front desk circulation staff when necessary.
  • Acts on behalf of Director in his/her absence.
  • Other related duties as assigned.

 

Education, Experience, Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in childhood education; Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program preferred.
  • One or more years of direct experience with children/youth including story times, programming, collection management, reference and reader's advisory.
  • Thorough knowledge of children's literature required.
  • Excellent customer service, organizational and communication skills required.  
  • Proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications a must, as is a team spirit and positive attitude.

 

Position is full-time, 40 hours per week (includes one evening and rotating Saturdays). Competitive salary with full benefits.

 

To Apply:

Submit cover letter, resume, and names/contact information of three references via email to personnel@dudleyma.gov by April 12, 2019.

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Technology Services Librarian, Westfield Athenaeum, Westfield, MA

Duties/Description:  

This position is under the general supervision of the Head of Reference.  The librarian will be responsible for providing excellent customer service at Reference Desk and other service points and providing technology education for staff and public. This will include:

  • Managing the library-wide technology support and services including:
    • Maintenance of all public and staff computers
    • Maintenance of networks and local servers
    • Troubleshooting desktop hardware and software issues
    • Training in digital lending
    • Ensuring network security
    • Administering wireless connections
    • Serving as C/W MARS Coordinator and local systems coordinator for ILS (Evergreen)
    • Providing innovative technology support including training to staff and patrons and maintenance of website and other social media.
  • Ensure secure, current and reliable technical support to sustain and enhance the overall services of the Athenaeum.  

 

Qualifications: 

  • MLS preferred, but not required. 
  • Experience with all aspects of library operations, policies, and services. 
  • Well versed in Integrated Library Systems, especially Evergreen.  Proficient with Overdrive and digital lending. 
  • Excellent customer service skills, ability to respond diplomatically to challenging interpersonal situations.
  • Comfort with all aspects of teaching, individually and in group settings. 
  • Expertise in the Windows operating system, knowledge of web-based technologies and open source software. 
  • Extensive knowledge of PC hardware, software applications, PC operating and client-server systems, LANs, internet and computer security, Microsoft Office Products.

 

Salary: $34,000-36,000 starting salary with benefits. 

 

Hours: 37.5 hours per week.  One night and Saturday rotation required.

 

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to khall@westath.org or Kristen Hall, Administrative Assistant, Westfield Athenaeum, 6 Elm Street, Westfield, MA 01085.  Resumes received by March 22nd will be given first priority, but the position is open until filled.  

 

The Westfield Athenaeum does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender identity, age, criminal record (inquiries only), handicap (disability), mental illness, retaliation, sexual harassment, sexual orientation, genetics, active military, or other non-merit factor.

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Librarian for Grades VI-VIII (3-Month Maternity Coverage), The Park School, Brookline, MA

The Park School is a Pre-K to Grade VIII independent school in Brookline, MA dedicated to excellence in education. The cornerstone of Park's program is academic excellence, combining both high standards of scholarship, and the encouragement of each child to develop to his or her greatest potential. Our school community fosters a nurturing environment in which children develop curiosity, express creativity, appreciate the value of hard work and discipline, and experience the joy of learning. Park's faculty encourages each student to strive for intellectual, physical and moral growth, and to become contributing members of the community.



At the Park

School, faculty engage respectfully with families and demonstrate sensitivity to cultures, values, configurations, and beliefs. The Park School Library holds a central and valued place within the school as a busy site for interdisciplinary learning and the exploration of ideas. The librarians are committed to developing a collection of diverse materials; creating a welcoming, inspiring community space; and continually seeking and sharing new knowledge in the education and information fields. The Upper Division Librarian reports to the Head Librarian. The ideal candidate will bring a history of collaborative, self-directed work, strong teaching skills, a sense of mission about the future of libraries, and experience with academic technology integration.



Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Relevant work experience with school-aged children
  • Demonstrated understanding of libraries
  • Demonstrated understanding of current best practices in research skills
  • Demonstrated experience in a collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated experience working in a culturally diverse community


Application Information

  • Please visit The Park School Employment page to complete an application and upload your resume, cover letter, a 1-page educational philosophy statement, and names of three references (optional).
  • Competitive salary and benefits, including a strong professional development program, will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The Park School welcomes candidates who will add to the diversity of our community and who have demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in their teaching and learning.
  • The Park School is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, sex, disabilities, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or family composition or any other status protected by applicable law in the administration of its employment, education, admission, financial aid, and other policies and programs.

 

 

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Teen Services Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

Get excited about the possibilities of living and working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, "City of Springfield: The Right Combination." We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.


Our next Teen Services Librarian should be a future-ready go-getter, with a vision for how the Springfield City Library can have an impact on teen residents. The new Teen Services Librarian will be community-focused and community-savvy; highly knowledgeable of teen developmental needs and interests; and committed to lifelong learning and sharing of knowledge with others. The Teen Services Librarian will be a team player who recognizes the teen years as critical to people's success.



The Teen Services Librarian position is based at our Central Library and works with teen-serving staff throughout our library system. The person selected for this position will have the following duties:

  • Responsible for developing and providing teen programs and services for the Central Library
  • Collection development of print and non-print materials
  • Programming
  • Reference services
  • Outreach and similar duties pertaining to teen services
  • Assisting in developing and providing system-wide teen services, initiatives, and collections. 

Work is performed with latitude in the exercise of independent judgment under the general direction of the Adult and Youth Information Services Manager who reviews work through observation, reports and conferences. Supervision may be exercised over other employees or volunteers, directly or indirectly.



Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science
  • Two years of specialized library experience related to services and collections for teens



Salary: The annual salary is $52,540.80 with a generous benefits package.



Application Instructions:

The closing date is Thursday, March 21, 2019 at 11:59 PM ET.

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply.



Questions are welcome, but all applications must be filed at the City's website.

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Resource Center Manager, National Center for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), White River Junction, VT

The National Center for PTSD seeks a future-oriented, innovative leader to oversee the operation of the PTSDpubs database (https://www.ptsd.va.gov/ptsdpubs/search_ptsdpubs.asp) and serve as the Resource Center Manager. 

 

PTSDpubs is a freely available, online database of articles, reports, books, and dissertations related to the psychological effects of trauma.  This cross-disciplinary, international database is a high-visibility project, searched over 40 million times last year.  In 2018, PTSDpubs transitioned to a custom content management system paired with state-of-the-art semantic software with auto-tagging capabilities.  The incumbent will have the unique opportunity to shape and refine the administrative and public interfaces of this system for the 21st century.

 

Responsibilities

Duties include but are not limited to: 

  • Creates and maintains PTSDpubs, an online database of literature related to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other aspects of traumatic stress.
  • Works with the PTSDpubs vendor on continued maintenance and support of the database, including managing the contract with the vendor through the conclusion of its five-year term.
  • Creates and maintains thesauri for indexing and searching the traumatic stress literature that take into account the international, interdisciplinary nature of this literature and serve the needs of clinicians, researchers, policy makers, and students while remaining accessible to Veterans, their families, and the general public.
  • Devises and continuously evaluates publication discovery and ingest strategies.
  • Indexes relevant documents, using the controlled vocabulary contained in the PTSDpubs thesauri.
  • Demonstrates expertise in the use of EndNote and other reference management software; Drupal or similar content management software; and thesaurus management software.
  • Produces instructional materials and documentation for professional and nonprofessional users of PTSDpubs.
  • Develops mechanisms for making PTSDpubs available for searching by libraries and other users outside the National Center. Investigates and, where necessary, implements, alternative methods of dissemination of PTSDpubs.
  • Develops and implements Web-based mechanisms for access to and provision of full-text National Center for PTSD-authored documents indexed in the database.
  • Works with organizations and agencies representing potential users of PTSDpubs to increase awareness and use of the database.
  • Attends professional meetings and seeks training so as to consistently improve current skills and knowledge and enhance the performance of this element.


Qualifications

To qualify for this position, applicants must meet all requirements by the closing date of this announcement, 02/28/2019.


Time-In-Grade Requirement: Applicants who are current Federal employees and have held a GS grade any time in the past 52 weeks must also meet time-in-grade requirements by the closing date of this announcement. For a GS-12 position you must have served 52 weeks at the GS-11. The grade may have been in any occupation, but must have been held in the Federal service. An SF-50 that shows your time-in-grade eligibility must be submitted with your application materials. Note: Time-In-Grade requirements also apply to former Federal employees applying for reinstatement as well as current employees applying for Veterans Employment Opportunities Act of 1998 (VEOA) appointment.

You may qualify based on your experience and/or education as described below:
  • Specialized Experience: You must have one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade GS-11 in the normal line of progression for the occupation in the organization. Examples of specialized experience would typically include, but are not limited to: ability to perform, supervise, or direct one or more of the functional areas of work covered by this series; to understand the concepts, theories, new developments, and co-relationship of information in related fields; and to maintain up-to-date information on the state of the art.. OR,
  • Education: GS-12, no additional education requirements after the GS-11 requirement of 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library science or doctoral degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) related to the position.
You will be rated on the following Competencies for this position:
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Communications
  • Database Management Systems
  • Information Management
  • Technical Competence


Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religions; spiritual; community; student; social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.


Salary

The salary range is $73,375 to $95,388 per year.


How to Apply 


All applicants are encouraged to apply online. To apply for this position, you must complete the questionnaire and submit the documentation specified in the Required Documents section below. The complete application package must be submitted by 11:59 PM (ET) on 02/28/2019 to receive consideration. To preview the questionnaire click https://apply.usastaffing.gov/ViewQuestionnaire/10416267.
  1. To begin, go to the following link and click Apply Online to create a USA JOBS account or log in to your existing account. Follow the prompts to select your USA JOBS resume and/or other supporting documents and complete the occupational questionnaire.
  2. Click Submit My Answers to submit your application package.
 
NOTE: It is your responsibility to ensure your responses and appropriate documentation is submitted prior to the closing date.
To verify your application is complete, log into your USA JOBS account, https://my.usajobs.gov/Account/Login, select the Application Status link and then select the more information link for this position. The Application page will display the status of your application, the documentation received and processed, and any correspondence the agency has sent related to this application. Your uploaded documents may take several hours to clear the virus scan process. To return to an incomplete application, log into your USA JOBS account and click Update Application in the vacancy announcement. You must re-select your resume and/or other documents from your USA JOBS account or your application will be incomplete.

 

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Head of Youth Services, Lynnfield Public Library, Lynnfield, MA

The Lynnfield Public Library is seeking an innovative and creative Youth Services Librarian to join our collaborative and friendly team as Head of Youth Services. The Library is on the waitlist for a new building, and this is the perfect opportunity for someone with energy and enthusiasm to build on a thriving base and make connections with a warm and welcoming community with expectations for high quality services.

 

Duties / Responsibilities:  

Directs and supervises the operations of the Youth Services Department. Provides training, evaluation, supervision and leadership to all staff assigned to the Children's Room and the Young Adult area. Coordinates children's and young adult activities with other library departments.

Plans and executes program planning and service delivery for children and teens that reflect a variety of diversified activities including but not limited to story times, Summer Reading Program, crafts, technology training, and instructional classes.

Develops and conducts programs for children, young adults, and parents or caregivers which encourage reading, viewing, and listening skills and the use of the library facility and materials.

Provides community outreach and serves as liaison for but not limited to: school PTOs, public and private schools, school administration,  teachers and school librarians, preschools, and scout troops, and coordinates program planning to ensure complimentary services to students.

Selects materials for acquisition and withdrawal from the children's and young adult print and non-print collections.

Develops thematic bibliographies for different age groups, including resources for parents and caregivers.

Partners with local businesses and organizations to promote the library and its services to the youth of Lynnfield.

Develops promotional and publicity materials for all media outlets to highlight children's and young adult activities and services. Prepares calendars, newspaper articles, flyers, brochures, handouts, and other media as needed. Updates social media and the library website accordingly.

Monitors the condition of the Children's Room and Young Adult area to ensure an attractive, clean, stimulating and welcoming environment for children, young adults, parents and caregivers.

With Director and Assistant Director, develops and interprets children's services policies and procedures. Instructs and advises children, teen and caregivers and parents of same.

Serves as primary Youth Services Reference Librarian.

Performs duties in other library departments and participates in special library projects as needed. Performs a weekly schedule of adult reference work with a rotation of every fourth Saturday.

Prepares regular monthly and annual narratives and statistical reports for the Director.

Maintains an awareness of contemporary trends, issues and technology that affect children and teens, and updates library staff accordingly.

Develops short- and long-term goals and operation plans for Youth Services in conjunction with the Director and other library departments.

Attends meetings and represents the library on children / young adult services committee on a consortium and regional level. Serves as the primary authority on children and young adult services related to the responsibilities of the position.

Other duties as assigned.



Qualifications: 

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with a minimum of two to three years of progressive library and supervisory experience.
  • Exhibits creativity, energy, enthusiasm and love of children.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish effective relationships with parents, caregivers, teachers, the school administration and the community at large and ability to communicate well orally and in print with such.
  • Thorough knowledge of children and young adult literature. Considerable initiative in devising new and original children's and young adult programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to create a clean, attractive, engaging and welcoming environment for children and their caregivers.
  • Self-motivated, creative and flexible with the ability to prioritize tasks and work independently with minimum supervision.
  • Flexible team player with a positive attitude, and very strong commitment to customer service and an interest in working collaboratively.
  • Reliable transportation needed to run errands for programs and perform outreach to the community.
  • Must be able to work one scheduled evening per week and one scheduled Saturday per four-week rotation on the Adult Reference Desk.

 

Salary: $25.5020 to $28.6898 per hour in five steps, 35 hours/week. Union position with full municipal benefits.

 

Application instructions: 

Please email cover letter and resume to:

Jennifer Inglis, Library Director

Lynnfield Public Library

jinglis@noblenet.org

 

Review of candidates begins immediately and will continue until filled.

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Digital Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI

The James P. Adams Library at Rhode Island College invites applications for the full-time position of Digital Archivist and Special Collections Librarian at the rank of Assistant/Associate* Professor.

 

The individual will provide vision and leadership in directing and managing the College's Special Collections and Digital Initiatives unit to provide Rhode Island College members and the community access to locally produced content and the College's unique collections. Processes primary source materials including rare books, manuscripts, college archives, and photographs that require specialized storage and services. Stewards locally produced content, including media, student projects, and faculty publications. Oversees the digital initiatives unit in digital preservation planning to ensure long-term accessibility of digital assets. Promotes undergraduate and graduate research using primary materials. Provides instruction on using archival material in scholarship.

 

Required Qualifications Include:

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, with coursework in Special Collections, Archives or Archival Management.
  • Familiarity with both special collections and institutional archives.
  • Minimum of two years of work experience with conservation, preservation, and digitization techniques of archival material in a variety of formats.
  • Minimum of two years of work experience maintaining, expanding and promoting a digital institutional repository.
  • Experience supervising staff and student employees.

 

*Associate Professor: 

  • Minimum of six years of work experience involving a digital institutional repository
  • Appropriate academic/ professional experience, as approved by the Library Director, the Vice President for Academic Affairs, and the President, may be substituted for all or part of the years in rank
  • Community service related to the field
  • Demonstrated leadership in a higher education or equivalent professional context

 

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working in archives or special collections; experience in academic libraries
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Understanding of digital collections development and management
  • Experience with HTML, CSS, Javascript and other web development tools
  • Experience with institutional repositories such as Bepress, Islandora, or DSpace
  • Commitment to the archives profession through active participation in conferences and professional organizations
  • Reading knowledge of a Romance language such as Italian or Portuguese
  • Demonstrated ability assisting faculty in the creation of research data management plans

 

Application deadline: April 12, 2019.

 

For a full job description, which include additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see https://employment.ric.edu/. Candidates must apply on-line, using Rhode Island College's PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system.

 

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution that values and is committed to inclusion and expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.

 

www.ric.edu

 

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Reference and Technology Librarian, John Curtis Free Library, Hanover, MA

The John Curtis Free Library is currently accepting applications for the position of Reference and Technology Librarian. The successful candidate will provide reference services, and is responsible for a portion of collection development. The candidate will also be expected to comprehend and manage the library's computer and other technology needs, including computers, databases, and associated software. Duties will be conducted under the supervision of the Library Director.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides information, reference, readers' advisory and research assistance to library users in direct consultation, by phone, email, instant messaging, in writing, or other emerging technologies, using print, non-print, and electronic and internet sources.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining the non-fiction collection, analyzing subject areas for strengths and weaknesses.
  • Purchases titles and tracks expenses for non-fiction collection titles in conjunction with the Director.
  • Responsible for coordinating and supporting Library website and Internet services
  • Evaluation, selection and installation of hardware and software
  • Prioritizes support and troubleshooting of administrative LAN, and training other library personnel and patrons in automated procedures.
  • Maintains records of software licenses, warranty, and repair documentation.
  • Responsible for supply, equipment and peripherals budget requests. 
  • Attends workshops and conferences relevant to this position.
  • Participates in network, regional, state, and/or national library committees, as time and schedule permit.
  • Represents the Library at appropriate professional meetings and conferences as requested. Interacts with vendors, contractors, technology advisers and experts.
  • Extensive interaction with Town Departments, Boards and Committees, and vendors.


Qualifications:

  • A Master of Library Science and one year of library experience is required.
  • Knowledge of computer operating systems, web-authoring languages, LAN systems, hardware and peripheral components essential.

This position may include mornings, afternoons, evenings, and Saturdays.


Salary: The starting rate of pay is $32,000.00/$64,000.00 annually; salary will commensurate with experience.


Application Instructions:

Deadline for submitting this application is March 21, 2019 or until the position is filled.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Ann Lee, Executive Assistant, Town of Hanover, 550 Hanover Street, Hanover, Massachusetts 02339 or e-mail: ann.lee@hanover-ma.gov (Posted 02-28-19).


The Town of Hanover is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Research, Instruction, and Archives Specialist, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

Job Description:

Provides research assistance to library users, support to librarians, information literacy instruction sessions as necessary, and management of the research & instruction department during hours when librarians are not available. Provide access to Archives & Special Collections holdings. Assist the Archivist in the operations of the University Archives and Special Collections. The Research, Instruction, and Archives Specialist works a total of 32 hours/week: 20 hours/week reporting to the Associate Director of Public Services and 12 hours/week reporting to the University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide research services through in-person, phone, text message, chat and email services; accurately and quickly providing appropriate information to patrons. 
  •  Weekly coverage of circulation functions.
  • Provide accurate and timely administrative support to the librarians.
  • Maintain the reference collection, shelving and shifting books and keeping reference stacks in order.
  • Provide basic troubleshooting of equipment such as copiers, microfilm readers, printers, scanners; assisting library users with MS Office suite and other software packages.
  • Attend department and library staff meetings.
  • Create LibGuides, tutorials, and on-the-fly instructional videos.
  • Create inventories for archival collections, especially media.
  • Accession and processing of university records, manuscript collections, media, and donations.
  • Digitize and create metadata for photographs and other media.

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

  • According to candidate experience and interest, may also assist in planning and mounting displays, materials selection, and research instruction.
  • Work Schedule: September through May, evenings until 9 pm


Requirements:

  • Previous knowledge of and experience working with library reference materials, including print and electronic resources and/or completion of an LIS course in reference services.
  • Prior experience working with archives, and/or completion of foundational coursework in archives.
  • Knowledge of online and print information resources.
  • Positive team player who is prompt, accountable and reliable.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, and focus on high touch customer service.
  • Detail oriented, excellent organizational and communication skills, and comfort learning and using emerging technologies.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education.
  • Demonstrated excellence working in a highly service-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated strong "people skills" such as an energetic, positive, friendly, and approachable demeanor.
  • The ability to balance contributions to departmental activities with self-directed and self-motivated tasks.
  • Commitment to enhancing departmental and organizational effectiveness within a collegial, team-based work environment.


Additional Information:

Salve Regina University offers generous benefits to eligible employees including:

  • Health and dental coverage
  • Life insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • 403B plan
  • Tuition benefits and more


Application Instructions:

Applicants must apply online for any open staff and faculty positions by providing a cover-letter and resume. To view this position and apply, please follow this link. Pre-employment background checks and reference checks are required of successful candidates. Salve Regina University participates in E-verify.

Salve Regina University strives to provide equal opportunity in employment and education to all employees, students and applicants. No employee, student or applicant shall be discriminated against or harassed on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, age, marital or parental status, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other basis protected by applicable federal or state law, in the administration of Salve Regina's employment policies, education policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other University administered programs. In accordance with Title IX, it does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any of its educational programs or activities. Salve Regina is also committed to making its programs and campus accessible to its visitors and compliant will all applicable non-discrimination laws.


About Salve Regina University:

Salve Regina University, ranked among the best institutions of higher education in the United States by U.S. News & World Report, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in scenic Newport, Rhode Island. Salve Regina offers challenging academic programs in a highly supportive environment and an innovative core curriculum that provides students with a solid foundation and broader perspective. The historic, 75-acre campus enrolls approximately 2,500 men and women and offers Associate, Baccalaureate, and Master's degrees, the Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study, and two doctoral programs.


URL: www.salve.edu

 

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Systems Librarian, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

The Systems Librarian administers, develops and maintains library technology services to improve the user experience and operations of the library.

 

Duties will include but are not limited to:

  • Administering the library's website, integrated library system and link resolver (OCLC WorldShare Management Services), LibGuides, and other library services. Lead integration and upgrade projects for these systems to improve the user experience and/or improve staff workflows.
  • Monitoring best practices and trends in emerging technologies and proactively research, recommend, and develop/adapt/implement technologically innovative services to match user needs.
  • Providing consultation to other library staff in the areas of data management and analysis, workflow automation and general technology support.
  • Serving as the technical lead for the library's institutional repository project, overseeing the selection, deployment, integration, and administration of a variety of systems to serve library goals in this area.
  • Collaborating with other campus technology personnel, and participate in division-wide projects.
  • Participating in the library's reference and instructional services programs.
  • Participating in professional activities, continuing scholarship, and serve on University committees.
  • Setting up, maintaining, and optimizing access to e-resources.

 

 Requirements:

Essential:

  • ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science or equivalent.
  • Experience working with integrated library systems.
  • Understanding of emerging library technologies and how they serve users.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Web design and standards including CSS, usability testing, and accessibility requirements.
  • Understanding of project management principles and practices.
  • Evidence of ability to communicate with multiple constituencies in both technical and non-technical terms.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a diverse population of faculty/staff, students and colleagues and foster a culture of inclusion.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and ability to determine effectively the root cause of issues and implement the appropriate solution.

 

Preferred:

  • Experience providing instruction and reference services.
  • Experience as a systems librarian in an academic setting
  • Experience managing integrated library systems.


Supervision Received:

General supervision by the Dean of Academic Information Services and Library Director. Evaluation by both the Library Program Area Chair and by the Dean of Academic Information Services and Library Director.

Supervision Exercised:

May direct the work of student employees for specified and limited projects.

Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.

 

Application Instructions: Please apply at https://westfield.interviewexchange.com/

An online application is required. The successful candidate must submit an official transcript at the time of hire. Interested candidates should electronically attach the following documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Contact information for three references*
  • Copy of unofficial transcript of highest degree

 

A review of applications will begin on April 1. The job posting will be open a minimum of ten days and, if needed, will remain open until finalists have been selected.

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Public Services Manager, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Wellesley College seeks an experienced and collaborative Public Services Manager to provide leadership and direction for staff and students engaged in providing public service at the Clapp Library. The Public Services Manager is responsible for staffing the Clapp Library's public service desk, overseeing stacks maintenance in order to facilitate access to the physical collections, and managing various resources to deliver high quality public service to all members of the Wellesley community.


This position collaborates with colleagues across Library and Technology Services and throughout the College to meet service expectations and standards.


Key responsibilities

  • As a member of the Library Collections team, provides leadership and direction in the planning and delivery of public services programs, circulation services, and reshelving operations for the Clapp Library.

  • Hires, trains, and manages a large student workforce and works with staff in the Research and Instruction  group as well as in the Library Collections group to provide coverage of the service desk and stacks maintenance in accordance with service standards.

  • Establishes priorities, assigns tasks, and manages resources, including video e-reserves, to meet service expectations and standards.  

  • Develops documents and refines procedures and workflows as appropriate. Oversees fee collection and supply orders for public service desk-related operations.

  • Collects, maintains, and analyzes statistics and other data to assess services and recommends changes as needed based on such assessment.

  • Provides leadership and direction for student-focused programs and services which connect students to LTS resources; builds and sustains relationships with student life and academic support staff and assists in promoting the use of library collections and services to foster student engagement.  


Education required

  • Bachelor's degree is required
  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution is preferred


Skills and abilities required

  • Minimum of two years' experience in public services in a library 
  • Experience managing students or other staff in a public services setting
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external parties to resolve issues and to adapt to changing environments and priorities
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation
  • Excellent oral and written communication, organization, and problem-solving skills
  • Solid experience with Google Apps
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel


Preferred qualifications

  • Recent experience in an academic library
  • Familiarity with the Millennium integrated library system
  • Experience with automated ticketing systems 


Application Instructions

To view the full description and apply, visit https://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2511.

 

About Wellesley College

Wellesley College is a private, nonprofit liberal arts college for women founded in 1870.   With its rich mix of print and online resources, the Library provides access to one of the finest undergraduate collections in the country.  

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Resource Acquisitions Librarian, Boston College, Newton, MA

Boston College seeks a knowledgeable and innovative individual for the position of Resource Acquisitions Librarian. The successful candidate, under the supervision of Head of Resource Acquisition & Management, provides strategic vision, leadership, innovation, assessment, and management of all aspects of acquisitions and electronic resources management, budget and services.

 This position directly oversees, supervises, and trains monographic acquisitions staff, and manages operations for O'Neill Library and some of the special libraries. This position also develops and oversees projects, working with Head of Resource Acquisition & Management and other managers, to devise and refine processes that optimize services across the Libraries, with a focus on ensuring the ability to utilize available technologies to streamline processes. 


Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and provide reports and analysis of collections and/or financial data to Budget Group, managers, subject librarians and other library staff as well as provide support for budget management and planning.
  • Collaborate with Head of Resource Acquisition & Management and other library staff to ensure the smooth development and implementation of department workflows for monographs, continuing resources and electronic resources, identifying problematic areas and ensuring that action items are brought to the attention of appropriate technical services staff
  • Supervise the work of five staff members to ensure timely and accurate processing of orders, claims, invoices, and gifts and provide input to Head of Resource Acquisition & Management on individual staff performances.
  • Resolve problems with duplicate orders, claims, and credits for returns and supports the work of the Head of Resource Acquisition & Management through accurate and timely monitoring of the materials budget in Alma and PeopleSoft and the preparation of reports.
  • Manage the timely and accurate ordering of new materials and processing of invoices, claims, and credits to effectively control the budget and inventory.
  • Work as a team member to resolve problem reports from vendors and patrons.
  • Serve on committees, working group and task forces as needed.


Requirements:

  • 5 years of post MLS experience preferred
  • 1-3 year of supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience with acquiring of library material from monographic vendors
  • Understanding of automated library acquisitions systems and processes
  • Understanding of accounting principles and practices
  • Experience working with electronic resources, serials and e-books in an academic library
  • Experience working with subscription vendors, publishers, interface providers.
  • Experience with reviewing and negotiating license agreements preferred.
  • Experience with the variations of electronic resources, licensing, packages, platforms, aggregators, and vendors, and the ability to manage at the big picture level
  • Experience with collections budget management
  • Experience with assessment and analysis of collections and budget
  • Comfort with technology and ability to exploit new and existing technologies to refine workflows
  • Understanding of technical services workflows and familiarity with metadata formats and cataloging rules
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

 

Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $64,500 to $80,600; 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.


More information and to apply: https://bc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2703&site=1

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Children's Reference Librarian (Part-Time), Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a fun, flexible, and fearless part-time (16 hours/week) Children's Librarian to provide high quality library service to children, young teens, parents, teachers, and caregivers. 


Duties and Responsibilities: 

Under the supervision of the Children's Services Supervisor, duties will include:
  • Reference desk service
  • Extensive reader advisory
  • Children's materials selection
  • Developing/implementing STEM, early literacy, outreach and enrichment programs for children from birth through grade 8. 

Saturday and evening hours required.


Salary: The hourly rate is $26.71 and the position is not benefit eligible. 


Requires:

  • MLS
  • One to three years of reference experience
  • In-depth knowledge of collection development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective children's services techniques
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet searches and software specific to libraries.


To Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by March 21, 2019.  AA/EOE

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Library Media Specialist, Acton-Boxborough Regional Schools, Acton, MA

Position Type: Elementary School/Library Media Specialist

Location: Merriam Elementary School

Available Date: 8/26/2019

Closing Date: 03/29/2019


Salary: Per A.B.E.A. Contract


Responsibilities:

  • Overseeing the operation of the Merriam School Library.
  • Supporting library curriculum development and implementation.
  • Teaching research skills.


Application Procedure: 

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

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Data Scientist - Personalization, Spotify, Boston, MA

We are seeking a Data Scientist to join our Product Insights team, focusing on Personalization. We have several roles open across different levels of seniority.

You will be solving complex data problems and delivering the insight that helps to define our understanding of music, audio and our listeners to develop how we personalize at Spotify. This role works closely with a multidisciplinary team of data scientist, user researchers, data engineers, product teams and designers.

Your work will impact the way the world experiences music and audio!

 

What you'll do:

  • Develop research questions and undertake data exploration to understand who our listeners are, how they get value out of Spotify, and where we can develop our product to bring greater value
  • Work closely with the team including data engineering to build lasting solutions to our data modeling
  • Design, analyze, and interpret the results of experiments
  • Perform exploratory analyses to understand the performance of our machine learning systems
  • Define, evaluate, dashboard and monitor key metrics, understanding root causes of changes
  • Contribute to the development of the Product Insights function and the wider analytics community at Spotify
  • Mentor and coach other data scientists
  • Work from our office in Boston

 

Who you are:

  • You will have 2 to 5 years relevant applied experience with a degree or higher in economics, psychology, computer science, statistics, or mathematics or another quantitative discipline
  • Technical competence to perform advanced analytics:
    • Coding skills (such as R, Python, or Scala)
    • Experience with analytics & visualization tools (SQL, Tableau, ggplot/matplotlib or equivalent)
    • Experience performing analysis with large datasets
    • You have strong statistical understanding of online testing methodologies and metric development
  • You are an independent thinker, able to work autonomously, capable of taking on loosely defined problems and translating complex thinking into practical application for diverse audiences
  • You are a communicative person who values building strong relationships with colleagues and partners and enjoys mentoring and teaching others

 

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

 

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We strongly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better product for our users and our creators. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of changing the way the world listens to music

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Library Director, Springfield Town Library, Springfield, VT

Join a vibrant Library, working to revitalize downtown Springfield, VT.  The Library enjoys a prominent Main Street location with strong customer orientation, while the Library Director works closely with many partner organizations such as: the Chamber and public access TV.  We are searching for a dynamic, community-oriented individual with experience in public library administration.  Unique opportunity for a passionate visionary who builds on current strengths to shape the future.  

The Library Director reports to the Town Manager, working in close cooperation with the advisory Board of Library Trustees and the Friends.


Overview of the Position

The Library Director serves as the chief administrator of the Springfield Town Library. The Director is responsible for all operations of the Library, and for developing, managing, and implementing its program of services.  The Library Director reports to the Town Manager while exercising independent judgment based on professional and technical knowledge.  The Director works in close cooperation with the Library Board of Trustees, serving as its advisor and as an active participant in policy development, goal setting, planning and evaluation, and may refer matters concerning library policy to the Library Board of Trustees for advice.

 

General Statement of Duties Performed (Not All-Inclusive) 

Strategic Vision and Planning

  • Evaluates the effectiveness of library services, assesses the need for improvement, and plans corrective actions
  • Assesses current and future community needs and interests, and develops programs and resources to meet those needs
  • Collaborates with library staff and the Board of Trustees to prepare a long-range plan, including goals and objectives and a program of services
  • Formulates and recommends policies, for approval by the Board of Trustees, to support and implement the library mission and program of services

 

Community Relations Management

  • Creates a friendly and welcoming environment for everyone, upholding the highest standards of service 
  • Participates with the Friends of the Springfield Town Library, providing advice and support as an ex officio member of the FOSTL Board of Directors
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with community organizations, the general public, news media and municipal bodies
  • Promotes, publicizes and advocates for the library through news releases, social media, blogs and other traditional and non-traditional means available
  • Develops outreach services to extend library services beyond the library building
  • Participates as a member in civic and service organizations
  • Serves as the representative of the library, speaking before community, civic and other organizations to promote and publicize library services
  • Monitors public perceptions of the library and addresses patron complaints and public criticism of the library

  

Human Resources Management

  • Supervises and schedules staff and volunteers, assigning tasks to make effective use of individual talents
  • Recruits and hires qualified library employees
  • Oversees training and professional development of library staff
  • Evaluates the performance of all library staff on a regular basis, using those evaluations to provide guidance and assistance as needed
  • Recommends merit step increases under the Town's Personnel Regulations and the collective bargaining agreement, and terminates employees following established procedures
  • Motivates and encourages staff in improving job performance and abilities
  • Creates a positive workplace environment fostering cooperation, collaboration, civility, inclusion and safety 
  • Maintains personnel records


Financial Management

  • Prepares the annual budget request, in consultation with the Board of Trustees and library staff, for presentation to the Town Manager and Board of Selectmen
  • Manages the approved library budget, including authorizing expenditures by the Town Finance Department
  • Maintains financial records and prepares financial reports to the Town and Vermont Department of Libraries
  • Works with the FOSTL Board to develop a budget to support the library mission
  • Develops grant and other funding sources, including the "E-Rate discount."

 

Collection Management

  • Supervises the selection, acquisition preparation, and withdrawal of library materials, to meet community needs and in compliance with the library's Collection Development Policy
  • Ensures that cataloging and classification of library materials adheres to accepted standards
  • Maintains accurate records of public use of the collections

 

Information Technology Management

  • Oversees maintenance of computers, network equipment, software and other information technology required
  • Utilizes knowledge of library systems, best practices and marketplace issues to maximize efficient operation of library technologies
  • Keeps abreast of new and emerging technologies in library and information services
  • Maintains statistical reporting tools, using data analysis to drive decision-making
  • Participates in the management of the Catamount Library Network

 

Facilities Management

  • Supervises the care and maintenance of the library building and grounds, including HVAC, communications, and security systems
  • Reviews current and future facility needs
  • Recommends improvements and future developments to meet changing community needs
  • Coordinates use of space for programs, meetings, and other events

This job description is intended to illustrate the range of duties, responsibilities and qualifications, and is not all-inclusive. The Library Director performs other duties as needed, including unforeseen responsibilities which may develop in the future.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Library Science (or Library & Information Science) from a university accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Professional public library experience, including progressively responsible supervisory and administrative experience.
  • Proficiency with computers, networks, electronic resources, social media and emerging technologies.
  • Experience with integrated library systems, preferably Koha.

 

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated commitment to exceptional public service
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively with library staff, municipal departments, community organizations, individuals, and library stakeholders
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and analytical thinking
  • Well-developed organizational skills
  • Thorough knowledge of library principles and practices, issues and trends
  • Ability to train and supervise staff and volunteers, including assigning tasks, delegating responsibility, coordinating activities and evaluating job performance.
  • Ability to instruct staff and the public in using library technology
  • Ability to work effectively with the Board of Trustees to develop and implement policies and strategic plans
  • Experience in seeking and obtaining philanthropic and public funding
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of library patrons and patron transaction records.

 

Special Circumstances or Conditions of Employment

As with all Library positions, the Library Director must be aware of and work in accordance with the American Library Association's Code of Ethics, the Library Bill of Rights, the Springfield Town Library Policy Manual, the Town's Personnel Regulations and the Library collective bargaining agreement.  The Library Director must understand the importance and statutory requirement of confidentiality, and respect and maintain the confidentiality of Library patrons and patron records.  The Library Director is expected to be available to work evenings and weekends as needed.


Salary:  $56,085 - $71,885 depending on experience.  Position is full-time with benefits including healthcare and retirement. 


Deadline:  Send application, cover letter and resume no later than March 22, 2019 for a late starting date in May.  Mail to Human Resources Manager, 96 Main Street, Springfield, VT  05156 or email to toshr@vermontel.net    A completed and signed Town of Springfield application form is required.  The form is located on the Town website on job openings.  In addition, a job description is posted under Job Openings on the Town of Springfield website at http://www.springfieldvt.govoffice2.com


Springfield, VT (pop. 9,300) is in southeastern Vermont, a former center for precision manufacturing.  New developments include the Black River Innovation Campus, a new school computer curriculum, and planning for the Springfield Riverwalk.  The Library annual operating budget is $540,000; staff are active participants in the Catamount Library Network, a Koha consortium.

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Clinical/Medical Librarian, Boston VA Health Care System, Boston, MA

Are you an experienced medical or clinical or pharma or biosciences research librarian?  If you're energized by the challenges of engaging and training clinicians on the frontline of Veterans health care, please do consider applying to join our Boston team. 

 

Summary

The position serves as a librarian for the VA New England Health Care System's Library Services/Knowledge & Information Service (VISN1). The Librarian is located at the Boston VA HCS campuses and is a member of the Librarians team and works closely with other VISN1 Librarians to collaboratively set polices, survey users, collect and analyze usage data, purchased on VISN1 portals. The Librarian reports to, the VISN1 Library Knowledge Information Service Coordinator, based in Manchester, NH.

Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to: 

  • Aids patrons - training users to search eRources, access and use clinical apps, locate and access eBooks and eJournals;
  • Provides clinical and research reference service to Boston and Visn1 patrons - answering queries as team member of Librarians on Call (E-reference service);
  • Maintains personal mastery of all information biomedical technologies and eResources, offsite access apps, databases, etc.;
  • Adheres to compliance standards set forth by Copyright legislation;
  • Communicates frequently and articulately with customer groups and teams to create and present focused training, engender collaboration, and support information/knowledge projects and needs, eScience Data, and translational medicine;
  • Assists, trains and supports the development of effective user aids and training (LibGuides, one on one, small group, webinars, embedded podcasts, screenshots, etc.);
  • Develops effective and efficient instructional learning plans and modules for local educational credit;


Requirements


    Conditions of Employment

  • You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply for this job
  • Subject to a background/security investigation
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959
  • May be required to serve a probationary period
  • Selected applicants will be required to complete an online onboarding process

    Qualifications

This position includes a Selective Placement Factor (skill, knowledge, ability or other worker characteristic basic to- and essential for- satisfactory performance of the job). Selective Placement Factors are a prerequisite to appointment and represent minimum requirements for a position.
Applicants who do not meet it are ineligible for further consideration. The Selective Placement Factor for this position is: Experience in the areas of clinical/ biomedical librarianship, biomedical research, health services research. (This experience must be reflected on your resume to receive credit for your response.) 

  • Completion of one (1) full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor's degree. NOTE: You must submit transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation. ~OR~
  • A total of at least five (5) years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services. NOTE: You must submit transcripts with your application. Education will not be credited without documentation. Experience must be fully documented on your resume and must include job title, duties, month and year start/end dates AND hours worked per week.

 

 To Apply

The link to the full job description and application portal can be found here. Please upload your resume, along with a cover letter highlighting your experience, publications, etc. Our librarian team shares an office in the Jamaica Plain VA and works around all the VA Boston locations and clinics, virtually by sharing desktops or webinars as well as in person. 

 

If you don't have an account on USAJobs, just find a few minutes and create one.  If you have any questions please email or text me on 617-957-3756

 

The Boston Clinical Librarians promote evidence-based, patient-centered care by teaching information literacy skills to clinicians, trainees, and researchers, providing information at the point of care and need, participating on research teams, clinical rounds, and more. The team also provides virtual reference assistance, and continuously trains users to access and search resources on their own. We also work with patients in a variety of ways.

 


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(2) Secondary Librarians, Buckingham Browne & Noble, Cambridge, MA

BB&N is seeking two Librarians, one for the Upper School and one for the Middle School.


Job Goals: 

  • To ensure that students, faculty, and staff are effective users of ideas and information 
  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information 
  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information 
  • To collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction, and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness 
  • To provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program (SLP) is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and is an integral component of the learning/instructional program 



Qualifications: 

The ideal candidate will have a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or from a Master's level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country.) A highly qualified candidate will also hold appropriate state certification as a school librarian and have completed a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree. 

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

I. Leader

As a leader the school librarian creates an environment where collaboration and creative problem solving thrive. The school librarian is an excellent communicator who instills enthusiasm in others by making them feel that they are important members of a team. Strong leaders foster an environment of creativity, innovation, and openness to new ideas, welcoming and encouraging input from others to create consensus. They anticipate future obstacles and continually retool to meet challenges. 

The school librarian demonstrates their role as a visible and active leader within the school community, an advocate for the SLP, and a professional member of the school library team by: 

  • Serving on decision making teams in the school 
  • Taking an active role in school improvement and accreditation activities 
  • Benchmarking the SLP to school, cohort, state, and national program standards 
  • Sharing expertise by presenting at faculty meetings, parent meetings, and board meetings
  • Creating an environment that is conducive to active and participatory learning, resource-based instructional practices, and collaboration with teaching staff 
  • Sharing with the learning community collaboratively developed and up-to-date policies concerning such issues as materials selection, circulation, reconsideration of materials, copyright, privacy, and acceptable use 
  • Encouraging the use of instructional technology to engage students and to improve learning, providing 24/7 access to digital information resources for the entire learning community 
  • Collecting and analyzing data to improve instruction and to demonstrate correlations between the SLP and student achievement 
  • Maintaining active memberships in professional associations 
  • Remaining current in professional practices and developments, information technologies, and educational research applicable to school library programs 
  • Advocating for school library programs and the guiding principles of the school library profession; 

The school librarian is an active, accessible, and informed proponent of the school library profession by: 

  • Advocating, communicating, and promoting opportunities to improve the profession 
  • Maintaining frequent and timely communication to stakeholders through the school and library website, parent newsletter, e-mail, and other formats, such as local cable access television, video/audio streaming, and on-demand video/podcasts 
  • Using local, state, national, and international school library data and research to engage support 
  • Writing articles and submitting regular reports providing evidence of what the library and school librarian do to prepare learners to be successful in the twenty-first century
  • Maintaining an effective public relations program 
  • Demonstrating a commitment to maintaining intellectual freedom by promoting the ethical use of information 



II. Instructional Partner

As an instructional partner the school librarian works with teachers, academic technologists, and other educators to build and strengthen connections between student information and research needs, curricular content, learning outcomes, and information resources. The school librarian demonstrates his or her role as an essential and equal partner in the instructional process by: 

  • Participating in the curriculum development process at both the building and all-school level to ensure that the curricula include the full range of literacy skills (information, media, visual, digital, and technological literacy) necessary to meet content standards and to develop lifelong learners 
  • Collaborating with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and foster critical thinking 
  • Participating in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities 
  • Joining with teachers and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning 
  • Providing and planning professional development opportunities within the school for and with all faculty and staff, including other school librarians 
  • Supporting school programs such as global education and educational technology initiatives as an active partner with leaders of those programs, and using library space and resources to advance shared goals



III. Information Specialist 

As information specialist, the school librarian provides leadership and expertise in the selection, acquisition, evaluation, and organization of information resources and technologies in all formats, as well as expertise in the ethical use of information. The school librarian ensures equitable access and responsible use of information by: 

  • Developing and maintaining a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community
  • Cooperating and networking with other libraries, librarians, and agencies to provide access to resources outside the school 
  • Modeling effective strategies for developing multiple literacies 
  • Evaluating, promoting, and using existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning, supplement school resources, connect the school with the global learning community, communicate with students and teachers, and provide 24/7 access to library services 
  • Providing guidance in software and hardware evaluation, and developing processes for such evaluation 
  • Understanding copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property, and assisting users with their understanding and observance of the same 
  • Organizing the collection for maximum and effective use 



IV. Teacher 

As a teacher, the school librarian empowers students to become critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. 

The school librarian supports students' success by guiding them in: 

  • Reading for understanding, for exposure to diversity of viewpoints and genres, and for pleasure 
  • Using information for defined and self-defined purposes 
  • Building on prior knowledge and constructing new knowledge 
  • Embracing the world of information and all its formats 
  • Working with peers in successful collaboration for learning 
  • constructively assessing their own learning and the work of their peers 
  • becoming their own best critics 



V. Program Administrator 

As program administrator, the school librarian works collaboratively with members of the learning community to define the policies of the school library program, and to guide and direct all activities related to it. The school librarian maximizes the efficiency and effectiveness of the school library program by: 

  • Using strategic planning for the continuous improvement of the program 
  • Ensuring that school library program goals and objectives are aligned with school long-range strategic plans 
  • Ensuring that the library is an inclusive place for everyone in our diverse student body
  • Using effective management principles, including the supervision of personnel, resources, and facilities, in developing and implementing program goals and objectives 
  • Using evidence of practice, particularly in terms of learning outcomes, to support program goals and planning 
  • Generating evidence in practice that demonstrates efficacy and relevance of the school library instructional program
  • Conducting ongoing action research and evaluation that creates data that is used to inform continuous program improvement 
  • Supervising and evaluating support staff, which may include volunteers, and student assistants 
  • Preparing, justifying, and administering the school library program budget to support specific program goals 
  • Establishing processes and procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing, etc. that assure appropriate resources are available when needed 
  • Creating and maintaining in the school library a teaching and learning environment that is inviting, safe, flexible, and conducive to student learning 
  • Selecting and using effective technological applications for management purposes 
  • Participating in the recruiting, hiring, and training of educational library assistants, students, and volunteer staff 



V. Community Member/Advisor

As a fully integrated Community Member, the school librarian will be involved in the School's Community Events and serve on an Advisor Team as an advisor to a small group of students. 



About BB&N:

BB&N, a coeducational day school in Cambridge, MA, was established in 1974 by the merger of two independent schools, the Buckingham School and the Browne & Nichols School, founded respectively in 1889 and 1883. Located on multiple campuses, we work as one School in pursuit of excellence. We celebrate the diversity of our community, which enriches our daily experience.  At BB&N we foster intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and a deep concern and respect for others.

BB&N's mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. We value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all.

 

To Apply: 

Please visit the employment opportunities page at www.bbns.org or click https://www.bbns.org/about/employment-opportunities to complete your online application. Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement and/or Teaching Philosophy and Reference List as a single combined document.

 

Contact Information: 

Questions about this position should be emailed to: vtaylor@bbns.org - (Please, no phone calls/e-mails to Head's office and/or HR.) 

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.

 

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Outreach Coordinator/Youth Services Assistant Librarian, Paul Pratt Memorial Library, Cohasset, MA

Basic Function and Scope of Responsibility

Reporting to the Library Director, the Outreach Coordinator/ Youth Services Assistant Librarian organizes, directs, controls and promotes all outreach projects and assists with Children's focused programming at the Paul Pratt Memorial Library. It is expected the Outreach Coordinator/ Youth Services Assistant Librarian keeps abreast to town wide activities, and works cooperatively with town departments to further promote all library functions.


Supervision

Works under the general supervision of the Library Director; is familiar with work routine and uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently and without specific instructions. Instructions for new assignments or special projects usually consist of statements of desired objectives, deadline, or priorities. Technical and policy problems or changes in procedures are discussed with the Director. Ordinarily, the employee plans and performs work independently while observing and following library policies and procedures. Has access to patron confidential information. 

 

Job Environment

Work at this level consists of varied work assignments, some of which involve non-standardized tasks, procedures and techniques, requiring evaluation and analysis to decide upon an appropriate response. Problem solving with patrons may require considerable effort on occasion. Position has constant contact with the public to provide information services and guided instruction to people of all ages.  Other contacts are with state and regional library associations, other city employees, historical societies, vendors, other government agencies, universities, schools and teachers, and media outlets.  Contacts are made in person, by phone, e-mail, or in writing.  

 

Position Functions

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

 

Essential Functions

  • Runs library's robust outreach program, including but not limited to attending town wide programs, working closing with Recreation Department, Senior Center, and Veteran Department. Creatively looking for further collaboration with all town departments. 
  • Covers the reference, children's and circulation desks as needed, answering research and reference questions in person, on the phone and in writing.
  • Works in the Children's Room , assisting children with information requests and programming.
  • Troubleshoot public internet stations, photocopier, Radio Frequency Identification technology (RFID) self-checkout stations, and other equipment.
  • Attends network-wide meetings to keep abreast of news, policy changes, and trends.
  • Provide readers advisory service to the general population.
  • Other duties completed as assigned



Recommended Minimum Qualifications

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • Employee works in a moderately quiet library and is required to sit, talk, listen, hear, and use hands more than 2/3rd of the time; stand, walk and reach with hands and arms up to 1/3rd of the time.
  • Employee lifts up to 10 lbs.
  • Normal vision is required for the position.
  • Equipment operated includes office machines, computers, and audio/visual equipment.

Education and Experience

  • A master's Degree in library science from an ALA accredited college or university preferred but not required. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • A candidate for this position should have knowledge of the following:
  • Library practices and procedures
  • Research methods, including online research
  • Library-specific and standard office computer applications
  • Automated resource sharing systems

 

Skill in:

  • Oral and written communication
  • Use of library specific and standard office applications
  • Research, including electronic research
  • Technical services and acquisitions workflows
  • Customer service
  • Use of mobile devices and library applications


Salary: $45,300 - $61,298 in 8 steps

Schedule: 35 hours/week


To Apply: 

Please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@cohassetma.org with SUBJECT: Outreach Coordinator/YSAL SEARCH.

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

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Library Circulation Supervisor, Yarmouth Town Libraries, South Yarmouth, MA

Job Title:                                Library Circulation Supervisor

Department/ Division:      Yarmouth Town Libraries       

Union Affiliation:                Non-Union

Status:                                   Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

Pay Grade:                            Grade 9, Step 5 to start

Hours Per Week:                 M-F, w/one evening per week, and week-end hours in monthly rotation

Pay Rate:                               Starting $23.82 per hour, plus benefits

 

The Town of Yarmouth is searching for a Circulation Supervisor to join their Library team! Working under the general supervision of the Library Director, the Circulation Supervisor manages library access and customer service in two locations, including supervision of 3 full-time, 3 permanent part-time and 6 on-call substitute Circulation staff.



Essential Functions:

  •  Plans and organizes Circulation training, staff and service evaluations, scheduling and work assignments. 
  • Selects some non-print; assists with ordering and weeding.
  • Reader's advisory services; instructs patrons and staff on how to use the library and library technology.

 

  • Administers the front desk and ILS, providing an appealing, functional and safe space for staff and for the public.
  • Promotes library services through outreach programs to community groups.
  • Directs and executes publicity, displays, calendars of activities, press releases, and promotion of library programs and services.
  • Monitors expenditures and recommends purchases for department.

  • Interprets policy and explains procedures to the staff and to the public.
  • Receives complaints or special requests, and tactfully provides the Library's response to resolve conflict.
  • Attends conferences, seminars; reads professional literature.
  • Covers the front desk as back-up at two locations.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

  • Compiles, reviews and interprets statistical data regarding library circulation services.
  • Assists with special projects.
  • Prepares regular reports for review by Director. Writes and manages grants.  

 

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree required; Master's in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution preferred; 1-2 years' experience in Circulation services in a public library helpful.  Awareness of trends in literature, library programming and technology are critical.

Light physical effort required in carrying and shelving materials and in performing other typical library functions. Frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching, and climbing. Ability to operate a keyboard at an efficient speed. Frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee must regularly lift or move materials weighing up to 30 pounds. Vision and hearing correctable to "normal ranges."

 

Application Procedure:

Send application form, resume, and cover letter to Library Director Jane Cain at jcain@clamsnet.org with "Circulation Supervisor" in the subject line. The application form can be found on-line at https://www.yarmouth.ma.us/jobs.aspx or in-person at the South Yarmouth Library.

 

The Town of Yarmouth requires 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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Discovery & Resource Management Systems (DRMS) Coordinator, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA

The Discovery & Resource Management Systems (DRMS) Coordinator provides leadership and vision in the management, support, integration, and administration of the Library's suite of discovery and information management systems. These systems facilitate search, discovery, access and retrieval of scholarly resources. The Coordinator communicates and collaborates across Library departments and is responsive to library and user needs. Duties include: systems evaluation, adoption, implementation, maintenance, and accessibility/usability testing within the Library's discovery environment: integrated library system, discovery platform, link-resolver, and authentication systems.

 

Essential Functions

1. Coordinates the library's resource management and discovery systems environment: including the library system (Aleph), discovery platform (Ebsco Discovery Search), link-resolver (SFX), and authentication system (EZProxy). 

2. Plans, coordinates and directs staff activities and workflows in the unit.

3. Interviews, trains and evaluates staff.

4. Recommends and facilitates improvements to existing discovery and access systems and services in a large complex academic research environment.

5. Assesses new technologies, evaluates their viability and compatibility to our current systems and community needs, and writes proposals to summarize findings.

6. Develops project plans and then implements said projects. Is able to adapt the project when confronted with setbacks to meet deadlines and/or goals.

7. Responsible for integration and interoperability of discovery and resource management with other library, campus and Five Colleges systems.

8. Works closely with the Five College Consortium libraries on system customizations, functionality and upgrades. Participates in migration and integration planning for next generation systems.

 

 

Other Functions

1. Works creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.

2. Demonstrate, foster and cultivate a positive, proactive internal and external customer service culture amongst staff and student staff.

3. Performs other related duties as required

4. Works a schedule which includes some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Master's degree in library science or equivalent degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.
  • Minimum of five years of experience in implementing/developing/maintaining resource management and/or discovery systems and services.
  • Minimum of two years of successful leadership experience, preferably in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of metadata schemas, including MARC. Evidence of understanding of semantic web and Linked data and the nature of metadata, systems, and user expectations around search and   discovery.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish work priorities, set performance expectations, achieve goals, and direct work in a fast-paced evolving environment.
  • Understanding of integration and interoperability of library systems, repositories, websites, and research platforms.
  • Demonstrated ability to utilize user-centered design methodologies and usability principles.
  • Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
  • Ability to thrive in the rapidly changing, future-oriented environment of a major academic research library and to respond effectively to changing priorities.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with a diverse population of staff and students.
  • Record of developing and implementing new ideas in a complex, knowledge-creating organization.
  • Participate in the Libraries' assessment program by collecting, reporting, maintaining, and using data to support evidence-based decisions.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience implementing and managing a discovery platform (e.g. Primo. WorldCat Local, WorldCat Discovery, Ebsco Discovery Search, Summon), preferred.
  • Experience with bulk loading of records and troubleshooting loading errors, preferred.
  • Familiarity with relational databases (SQL), preferred.
  • Familiarity with UNIX and shell scripting, preferred.
  • Experience with XML, XSLT, and/or web based APls, preferred.
  • Working knowledge of one or more structured programming languages (e.g. PHP, Perl, Python, Java), preferred.

 

Application Instructions:

View the full description and apply online at http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/497891/discovery-resource-management-systems-drms-coordinator and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by April 5 2019 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

 

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.



About UMass Amherst Libraries

UMass Amherst Libraries make up the largest publicly-supported research library in New England with more than eight million physical and digital items available to users. As a key partner in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and beyond, the Libraries foster a diverse, inclusive, and user-centered environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the skills necessary for independent learning and critical thinking. We value collaborations and partnerships; diversity and inclusion; innovation and creativity; openness and transparency; and sustainability and stewardship.

 

 

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Head, Public Services, Abbot Public Library, Marblehead, MA

Focusing on the total user experience, The Head, Public Services oversees, coordinates, participates in, and continuously advances the Library's Public Services operations -- Reference, Reader's Advisory, Circulation, Stack Maintenance and related activities.


Reporting to the Library Director and partnering with the Head, Technical Services, the Head, Public Services is a key member of the Library's management group. In addition, the Head, Public Services serves as selector for materials in defined areas of the adult collections. 

The successful applicant will be an enthusiastic and flexible team player, with professional experience well-matched to the position's duties and responsibilities. The full-time 40 hours/week work schedule includes some evening and weekend shifts.

A traditional New England coastal community, 18 miles north of Boston, the Town of Marblehead features a notable historical heritage, a lively cultural scene, ample natural beauty and strong support for its public library. 

Come join a dedicated, creative and energetic team, at an exciting time in the Library's history, as we move forward from celebrating our 140th anniversary to planning for a major building renovation!



Duties and Responsibilities

  • Directly oversees staff whose primary responsibilities are in the Public Services area. Coordinates the Public Services activities of staff whose responsibilities are equally or primarily in other areas. Participates in and/or coordinates the training and onboarding of all staff with responsibilities in Public Services.
  • Coordinates and oversees all staff providing Reference service in performance of duties.
  • Selects materials for purchase in assigned areas of the adult collections, including informational resources in both print and electronic formats.  Makes recommendations regarding the development and management of materials in these collections.
  • In consultation with the Library Director, oversees scheduling to ensure adequate coverage of public service desks (Circulation, Reference, Children's Room). Modifies daily schedules, when needed.
  • Provides input on Public Services issues, for the Director.
  • Stays informed regarding current issues and trends related to library public services and proposes ways to move the Library's public services forward.
  • In coordination with the Head, Technical Services, oversees daily operation of the Library in the Director's absence.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and complexity as requested.


Qualifications 

  • A Master's Degree in Library Science, with a minimum of 2 years of experience in a library public services supervisory position.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Excellent computer literacy, including ability to explain technology to users.
  • Flexibility; dependability; demonstrated ability to function effectively as both a team member and team leader.
  • Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs. and stand for extended periods.


Salary Range

$54,549.33 - $72,542.48, annually


Closing Date
Open until filled.  Preference given to applications received by March 8th, 2019.


Applications

Please email a letter of interest and resume to:
Patricia Rogers, Director, Abbot Public Library, at rogers@noblenet.org

Mailing address is:
235 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, MA 01945

 

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Access and Collection Services Librarian, Maine Maritime Academy, Castine, ME

Reporting to the Head Librarian, the Access and Collection Services Librarian for Nutting Memorial Library is the library's sole cataloger and has overall responsibility for the library's access and collection services operations, including: cataloging, acquisitions, circulation, stacks management, and co-coordination (with the Research and Instruction Librarian) of interlibrary loan and document delivery services. This position will involve ongoing outreach and liaison work. The Access and Collection Services Librarian is responsible for fostering a positive, engaging, and user-centered approach to services in their areas of responsibility, and must be able to work collaboratively with library colleagues as well as Academy students, faculty and staff.

This is a full-time, 12-month professional staff position with benefits.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversees and provides access and collection services, including circulation, within a small academic library; develops policies and procedures within areas of responsibility.

  • Performs original and copy cataloging of library items in all formats.

  • Maintains and updates catalog records and ensures compliance with local, national, and consortial standards.

  • Manages library's physical collections including acquisitions, deselection, and periodic inventory.

  • Coordinates the library's electronic resources in close cooperation with Research and Instruction Librarian.

  • Coordinates communication with state library staff and resource vendors to troubleshoot and resolve issues related to acquisition, organization, and access to library resources.

  • Provides front desk coverage and in-person and remote reference services to the Academy community and the public as scheduled and as needed.

  • Works with the Research and Instruction Librarian to provide interlibrary loan and document delivery services and to co-manage and improve workflows in this area.

  • Enables services and workflows to evolve in response to and in anticipation of changing user needs, industry standards, available technology, and institutional priorities.

  • Coordinates billing for lost or unreturned library materials.

  • Serves as primary point of contact for Academy archives; assists with archives management.

  • Assists with library outreach efforts, including displays, event planning and promotion, social media, and collaboration with other campus entities; may make presentations to Academy classes, departments, groups, or committees as needed.

  • Compiles annual statistics and reports related to areas of responsibility and participates in relevant budget planning.

  • Serves on Academy committees as appropriate.

  • May deliver information literacy instruction as needed.

  • May contribute to research guides (LibGuides) and perform website maintenance.

 

May supervise student and/or regular Academy employees.

This job description reflects the general duties of the job but is not a detailed description of all duties which may be inherent to the position. The Academy may assign reasonably related additional duties to individual employees consistent with policy and collective bargaining agreements.

 

Skills

  • Essential personal characteristics include flexibility, accountability, initiative, creative problem- solving abilities, and the ability to work cooperatively in an evolving environment.

  • Outstanding interpersonal and customer service skills including a professional, positive, and approachable demeanor.

  • Ability to successfully ascertain and support the diverse learning and research goals of Academy students, faculty and staff.

  • Ability to work toward institutional and departmental strategic goals and to clearly communicate thelibrary's efforts to support these goals.

  • Ability to work closely and congenially with all levels of Academy staff and faculty.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Ability to clearly and appropriately explain complex or highly technical concepts.

  • Ability to work independently, prioritize among multiple competing projects, manage complex workflows, and sustain a high level of attention to detail.

  • Interest in improving and modernizing workflows in areas of responsibility.

  • Strong research skills and familiarity with a wide range of information resources.

     

    Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master's in Library Science or the equivalent (conferred by date of hire).

  • Demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding library services, including exemplary external and internal customer service.

  • Demonstrated understanding of cataloging standards, practices, and products (including, but not limited to: LC classification, LCSH, MARC formats, AACR2, RDA and OCLC).

  • Familiarity with best practices, trends, emerging technologies, and assessment strategies relevant to the position's areas of responsibility.

  • Familiarity with integrated library system software; experience with Innovative Interfaces' Sierra ILS and OCLC products preferred.

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written).

  • Demonstrated high level of comfort and proficiency with technology.

  • Demonstrated commitment to and/or clearly articulated philosophy on the role of library services in fostering student success and the impact of library services on student retention.

     

    Preferred Qualifications

  • At least two years' experience performing MARC and RDA original and copy cataloging in OCLC strongly preferred.

  • Previous cataloging experience in an academic library setting strongly preferred.

  • Experience providing or coordinating interlibrary loan, document delivery services, acquisitions, print serials, and/or electronic resources preferred.

  • Experience with library outreach and/or advocacy preferred.

  • Interest in or experience with digitization projects, archives, or the creation of institutional repositories preferred.

  • Academic background or cataloging experience in any of the following areas preferred: marine, ocean, or environmental science, engineering, marine transportation, or international business and logistics.

     

    Physical/Environmental Factors

  • Contacts include students, parents, alumni, and various external and internal constituencies.

  • Will work occasional evenings and weekends to support department and Academy events as assigned.

  • Frequent use of keyboard and computer screen.

  • Occasionally lift and move up to 30-50 pounds.

  • Tobacco-Free Campus and Buildings

 

Special Requirements

Criminal Background check required

 

To view details on submitting your application, please visit the following link. 

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Visual Arts Librarian, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Smith College Libraries is hiring a Visual Arts Librarian to join a blended department of librarians, educational technologists, and spatial analysis specialists within Smith College Libraries, supporting academic departments and the arts community through Hillyer Art Library.

This position will facilitate the adoption of new modes of scholarship at Smith by promoting methodologies and tools of the visual arts for research, teaching, and learning, as well as engaging the arts community in learning about library services, collections, facilities, and technologies. As the librarian for Hillyer Art Library, this position will ensure that Smith faculty, students, and staff have access to a suite of robust, effective, and innovative library services and collections serving the visual arts. In addition to working with faculty and students, this position will have close collaborative relationships with the Smith College Museum of Art, Botanic Gardens, and the Imaging Center.

 

Responsibilities

Collection Development and Management: 

Develop and manage collections in print, electronic, and other formats for the visual arts and other assigned areas to support current and developing curricular and research needs, in collaboration with faculty in the Department of Art and the Head of Collection Development and Management. 

 

Digital Scholarship: 

In collaboration with the Digital Scholarship Team, research digital scholarship technologies and methodologies in the visual arts and promote them to faculty and students; participate on project teams as an active partner in the creation of digital projects.

 

Hillyer Library Planning & Leadership: 

Collaborate with Discovery and Access staff on the activities and operations of the Hillyer Art Library including development and implementation of policies and procedures.

 

Additional Responsibilities: 

Engage in continuous professional self-development and keep current with emerging library, educational technology, and digital scholarship practices, methodologies, and technologies. Participate in the work of the Libraries through service on library-wide and Five College committees.

 

Qualifications

Required:

Education/Experience:

  • Master's in Library Science, Information Studies, and/or a Master's in Art History, Studio Art, Architecture or related field or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience.
  • 3 years of relevant professional library experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in visual arts research and pedagogy.

Skills:

  • Strong teaching skills and commitment to user-focused service.
  • Experience collaborating with faculty in a visual arts context in developing student knowledge and experience in research practices and analyzing and using information.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, solve problems and prioritize work effectively.
  • Demonstrated success in working flexibly, independently and collaboratively with colleagues and library users in a rapidly changing user-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Experience with developing collections in all formats.
  • Strong commitment to public service and experience in library instruction.
  • Awareness of new technologies and trends and their applications for library services and collection development

Preferred: 

  • Undergraduate degree or work experience in a visual arts field such as art history, studio art, or architecture.
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language.



To Apply:

For more information and a link to apply, visit https://www.smith.edu/libraries/about/employment-opportunities. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

 

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The Libraries recognize the importance of the ACRL Diversity Standards: Cultural Competency for Academic Libraries.

 

 

 

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Library Director, Williamsburg Libraries, Williamsburg, MA

Title: Library Director, Williamsburg Libraries

Position Type: Full-time (35 hours/week) with benefits

Salary Range: $45,000 - $50,000, depending on qualifications



1. Summary/Definition

The Library Director is responsible for all aspects of the professional management and operation of the Town of Williamsburg's municipal libraries--the four-star Meekins Library and the smaller Haydenville Library, used only for meetings--in accordance with policies established by the Williamsburg Board of Library Trustees.

The Director works in close collaboration with the Board, serving as its advisor and as an active participant in policy and fiscal resource development, strategic planning and goal setting, and facilities assessment. The Director serves as a liaison to government officials and agencies and administers the Williamsburg elementary school's library program, based at the Meekins Library.

The Board delegates to the Director full authority in such areas as personnel administration, selection, and supervision; budget management; collection development; implementation of technological change; facilities management; and program development and outreach. The position is directly accountable to the Williamsburg Board of Library Trustees.


2. Supervision

a. Working under policies established by the elected Board of Library Trustees, the Director plans and administers all library functions.

b. Hires, trains, and supervises library staff, and screens, trains, and supervises volunteers, including annual reviews and promoting professional staff development.


3. Distinguishing Characteristics

a. Performs varied duties of a responsible and complex nature requiring the exercise of considerable judgment.

b. Responsible for securing confidential information maintained by the library. Maintains clear privacy and confidentiality procedures.

c. Undertakes active and timely communication with the Board of Library Trustees, library staff, town and school officials and employees, governmental agencies, professional organizations, the general public, and all library constituencies as necessary.



4. Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The essential duties or responsibilities listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Some of these duties may be discharged through supervision, delegation, or direct action.

a. Plans and supervises the overall operation of the Williamsburg public libraries. Oversees all aspects of the functioning libraries including: establishing operational policies, personnel administration, budget development and implementation, outreach and public programming, the elementary school library program, facilities management, collection development, assessment of emerging technologies, and consortia cooperation.

b. Creates and maintains an environment welcoming to all library constituents.

c. Develops the library collection to meet community needs and interests in accordance with the Board-approved collection development policy. Regularly reviews the collection; undertakes deaccessioning as appropriate.

d. Collaborates with the Board of Library Trustees in the regular strategic planning process that identifies and addresses changing community and library needs, provides direction for library development, and serves as the basis for evaluating library effectiveness.

e. Hires, trains, and supervises library staff, and screens, trains, and supervises volunteers, including annual reviews and promoting professional staff development.

f. Assists patrons in the selection of library materials, and provides additional reference, circulation, and inter-library loan assistance as needed.

g. Prepares regular statistical and other reports for the Board of Library Trustees, the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC), the Town of Williamsburg, and other agencies and groups as needed.

h. Ensures compliance with all MBLC requirements and regulations and C/WMARS circulation policies and timely submission of required reports.

i. Collaborates with the Board of Library Trustees on planning and developing fundraising opportunities.

j. Seeks grant opportunities; prepares applications and manages all grants received.

k. Creates, executes, promotes, and publicizes library programs and activities and works with various organizations and individuals to provide special programs.

l. Keeps current with the application of emerging technologies in libraries. Implements incorporation of applicable technologies to expand and enhance library programs and services.

m. Administers the Williamsburg school library program (K-6), based at the Meekins Library. Ensures that both students and faculty are effective library users and empowers students to be critical thinkers capable of assessing information and ideas. Develops enthusiastic readers, skilled researchers, and ethical users of information.

n. Supervises maintenance and repairs of the buildings and grounds.

o. Manages projects related to facilities improvements and expansion.

p. Provides professional advice to the Board of Trustees on library issues and keeps the Board informed of relevant issues and developments at the regional, state, and national level and makes presentations on same. Makes policy recommendations to the Board and implements and interprets policies adopted by the Board. (Policies should include, but are not necessarily limited to: collection development, personnel, use of library facilities, patron confidentiality, Internet access, and circulation of materials.)

q. Serves as the libraries' liaison with municipal government and the community in general. Makes presentations to groups and boards as required.

r. Works closely with the Friends of the Williamsburg Libraries, attending meetings, advising the group of library needs, and providing requested information.

s. Actively pursues professional development opportunities for self and staff. Attends both physical and virtual trainings and conferences.

t. Performs other duties as needed.


5. Work Environment & Schedule

This is a typical active library environment, where the work can be demanding and fast paced at times. The position is 35 hours per week and includes some Saturday and evening hours.



Minimum Qualifications

6. Education and Experience

a. A Master of Library Science (MLS or MLIS) degree from an ALA accredited library school is required.

b. Minimum four years library experience with demonstrated leadership qualities and evidence of increasing supervisory and managerial responsibilities over time.

c. Demonstrated experience in successful critical thinking and judgment, leading and mentoring staff, fiscal planning and administration, program development, outreach, collection development, and applying emerging technologies in a library setting.

d. Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with a broad range of constituents. Experience working in a community library, an elementary school library program, and interacting with town officials and elected boards highly desirable.

e. Evidence of strong interpersonal and communication skills.

f. Willingness to travel to the Haydenville library, the Williamsburg elementary school, and the Williamsburg town offices.

g. Supports intellectual freedom and the ALA code of ethics.


7. Knowledge, Abilities, Skills

a. Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work and of the organization and management of library operations, including administration, personnel, and finance.

b. Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills. Willingness to learn and use new communication technologies. Demonstrated public speaking skills.

c. Ability to implement and manage change in the complex and rapidly evolving greater library environment.

d. Ability to work effectively with all constituents, including the Board of Library Trustees; staff and volunteers; patrons of all ages and interests; Williamsburg school students, faculty, and administrators; town officials and the general public.

e. Knowledge of and vision for resource development, including but not limited to grant writing, fundraising, donor development, and donor relations. Experience with QuickBooks and Little Green Light or other fund-raising software desirable.

f. Fiscal management experience; budget development and administration, including seeking approval by the Board and presentation to town officials.

g. Working knowledge of an automated library system; experience with Evergreen ILS desirable.

h. Ability to lead and supervise staff and volunteers in an effective and harmonious manner; and delegate responsibility and authority efficiently.

i. Ability to build effective teams, interact with a broad spectrum of stakeholders, and engage in creative problem-solving and program development.

j. Understanding of and receptiveness to the uses of emerging technologies in community and school library settings. Knowledge of information literacy and technology literacy, and the ability to put current trends in library development to local use.

k. Commitment to professional development and continuous improvement.


8. Physical Requirements

a. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, bend, reach, squat, twist, kneel, and push and pull objects.

b. The employee must be able to speak and hear.

c. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

d. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

e. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

f. The work requires some travel during the daytime and evening to attend training sessions and meetings.



Applications Instructions

Applications must be received by: March 29, 2019.

Please submit cover letter and resume to:

Pat Billingsley, Chair, Williamsburg Board of Library Trustees

williamsburg.trustees@gmail.com



Note: Candidates must be eligible for permanent employment in the United States, and appointments are subject to a criminal background check.

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Reference Librarian, City of East Providence, East Providence, RI

The City of East Providence is seeking a Reference Librarian. Under the general direction of the Library Director, the Reference Librarian is primarily responsible for providing information services to the public throughout the East Providence Library System.


Responsibilities

The Reference Librarian performs various duties in assisting patrons in the use of library resources, including but not limited to; public access computers, databases, and eZone.

The Reference Librarian also answers reference and reader's advisory questions in person, electronically, and over the telephone. The position also assists patrons with the Library's office-related functions (printing, copying, faxing, and scanning).


Minimum Qualifications

  • American Library Association accredited Master's Degree in Library Science or active matriculation in an accredited Masters of Library Science program with at least 9 credits completed
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles, practices and tools of public library services
  • Ability to work well with limited supervision
  • Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Computer literacy sufficient to help others use the Internet and common software applications (e.g., Microsoft Word)
  • Ability to travel between library locations


Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Experience with the Ocean State Libraries system and catalog
  • Experience with the Sierra ILS
  • At least one year of public library reference experience


Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a resume and application to hr@cityofeastprov.com or mail to City of East Providence Office of Personnel Administration, 145 Taunton Avenue, East Providence, RI, 02914, no later than Monday, March 11, 2019 by 4:00 pm. No phone calls, please. Items can be dropped off or mailed to: City of East Providence Office of Personnel Administration 145 Taunton Avenue East Providence, RI 02914 Or emailed to: hr@cityofeastprov.com.


At the City of East Providence we celebrate the diversity of our citizenry, and are proud to encourage inclusiveness in our workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

ADA/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Assistant Archivist, Southborough Historical Society, Southborough, MA

The  Southborough Historical Society located in Southborough, Massachusetts has an immediate opening for an Assistant Archivist.


Responsibilities: 

Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Archivist will accession, arrange, digitize, describe, and re-house manuscript collections, photographs, maps, and other material as well as implement basic preservation methods. The Archivist will also provide reference and other assistance as needed.


Qualifications:

The Archivist must possess strong analytical, organizational, and computer skills, as well as a degree (or be working towards a degree) in Library Science (MLS) or Library Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA- accredited library school.

Experience with Mac systems preferred, especially Filemaker. The ability to self-direct is essential.


This is a two-year funded position (max 16K/year) with possible renewal and a highly flexible schedule at $35/hour.


To Apply:

Send letter of interest, résumé, and contact information for three references to info@southboroughhistory.org. No phone calls accepted.


Southborough Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. 


The Southborough Historical Society is located in Southborough, Massachusetts, 20 miles west of Boston on the Mass Pike. While we are on the Boston-Worcester commuter rail, the museum itself is located 3 miles from the station, so conveyance is required.

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Senior Institutional Giving Officer, Historic New England, Boston, MA

Join our dynamic fundraising team! Historic New England is the oldest and largest regional heritage organization in the nation and we are looking for a creative and resourceful person to join our development team as our Senior Institutional Giving Officer.

 

This person serves as lead administrator responsible for meeting Historic New England's revenue goals for government, foundation, and corporate grants. You will manage the organization's overall grant portfolio, coordinate our grant strategy, author and/or edit and review grant proposals and reports, oversee prospect research, and lead cultivation and stewardship efforts. You will work closely with the organization's leadership team and staff managers, and will supervise the Institutional Giving Officer.

 

Responsibilities: 

This position manages a personal portfolio of foundations, government agencies, and corporations.

  • Works closely with property care, collection services, visitor experience, preservation services, business services, and administration teams to develop, draft, edit, and submit letters of inquiry, proposals, acknowledgments, reports, and other funder communications.
  • Organizes site visits to cultivate and steward institutional funders, maintains grant materials and communications files, maintains accurate records in our Tessitura database, and communicates with internal and external constituents.
  • Manages Historic New England's overall grant portfolio in partnership with the organization's leadership team.
  • Oversees new prospect research, coordinates funding strategy, maintains and strengthens existing relationships with institutional donors, generates reports for the leadership team, leads cultivation and stewardship efforts, maintains deadline-driven proposals and report calendar, maintains record-keeping systems, and ensures compliance with funding requirements.
  • Develops annual grant revenue goals in collaboration with the vice president for advancement.
  • Monitors and reconciles monthly institutional giving reports and tracks progress toward achieving annual revenue goals.
  • Collaborates with the organization's individual gift officers to communicate funding needs for approved projects and provides content about the projects to grow institutional support.
  • Identifies, researches, evaluates, and reports on new sources of potential funding in line with the organization's priorities and goals.
  • Supervises the institutional giving officer who authors grant proposals, conducts prospect research, and manages small grant applications developed by staff not on the development team.



Qualifications: 

The ideal candidate will possess superior analytical, research, writing, editing, verbal, interpersonal, and project management skills.

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum of five years of increasing responsibility in institutional giving.
  • Ability to learn appropriate levels of information about a broad range of activities and to synthesize complex ideas into compelling proposals that resonate with funders.
  • Proven success collaborating with, supervising, and motivating staff.
  • Comfortable working both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize, manage multiple tasks, pay attention to details, solve problems, and meet tight deadlines.
  • Fully competent computer skills, including advanced working knowledge of MS Office Suite, internet research, funding databases, and email management.



Other Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Understanding of and passion for Historic New England's mission and program areas.
  • Experience working with Tessitura.
  • Experience working with national foundations and government agencies that fund preservation and cultural heritage organizations.
  • Familiarity with regional and local foundations serving New England's cultural and educational sectors.
  • Supervisory experience is preferred.



Application Instructions: 

Please send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to Jobs@HistoricNewEngland.org. To view the full job description, please follow this link. 


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


Historic New England offers generous and comprehensive vacation, holiday, and health and wellness benefit packages.

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Part-Time Reference Librarian, Rivier University, Nashua, NH

The successful candidate will provide library research assistance to faculty, staff, students, and other library patrons. In the absence of the Access Services staff, other duties will include overseeing circulation desk activity and supervising student workers, as well as assisting with other tasks within the Library.

 

General Responsibilities:

  • Provide the full range of professional reference services to the University community, offering assistance and instruction in the use of online research databases, the online library catalog, and various reference resource materials, using print, electronic, and other media formats in person as well as using e-mail, phone, and online chat.
  • Assist patrons as needed in the basic use of computers, printers, photocopiers, scanners, etc.
  • Occasionally provide library instruction sessions for patrons in research methods and general library use.
  • When needed, assist other library departments with tasks or projects, including access services & circulation, interlibrary loan, and technical services.
  • In the absence of the Access Services staff, assist in supervising student workers and with circulation, reserves, shelving and related tasks as needed.


Schedule: 

Hours are Monday 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm (9:00 pm during the summer) and every other Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm (5:00 pm during the summer). This is a year-round position, excluding certain breaks and holidays.


Qualifications:

Required:

  • MLS degree or MLS degree candidate (a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge skills and experience are acquired may be considered).
  • Experience working in a library, academic library experience preferred.
  • Excellent customer service and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Experience with conducting reference interviews and searching research databases.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products and basic technical troubleshooting.

Preferred:

  • Some experience with library circulation systems, as well as supervisory experience.


To Apply:

Submit letter of intent, resume, starting pay expectations and the contact information for three professional references to:  Human Resources, Rivier University, 420 South Main St., Nashua, NH 03060 Attn: PART-TIME REFERENCE LIBRARIAN or email to jobs@rivier.edu.

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested individuals are invited to apply. And, while we appreciate every applicant's interest, only those under consideration will be contacted. Priority will be given to those candidates who apply by March 10, 2019.

 

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Research Librarian, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Lexington, MA

The MIT Lincoln Laboratory Knowledge Services Group comprised of the Laboratory's Research Library and Laboratory Archives invites applications for the position of Research Librarian. This position is a creative opportunity for a service-oriented business librarian to participate in science and technology research and information delivery services in a complex and dynamic Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC.)  

This is an excellent position for a library/information science professional who is facile with information resources in business and market analysis in technology areas and who will be committed to creating and improving research and information delivery services with an eye to the future.

 

Job Description 

The Research Librarian will participate in and play a critical role in MIT Lincoln Laboratory Library's Research Library Team by participating in the delivery of research, reference, and mediated search services in science and engineering fields, strategic planning initiatives, collection development and management, study committee service, and in library liaison activities. 

In addition, the selected candidate will engage with colleagues in exploring, planning for, and implementing technological innovations to facilitate and improve library research analysis of businesses and markets in areas of interest to the Laboratory. 

The position requires an incumbent with curiosity and initiative to explore technological innovations to improve these operations and to contribute to the Library's efforts to remain abreast of information resources, technologies, and services.

 

Job Responsibilities 

  • Provide general and specialized research assistance for the sciences, engineering, computer science, and related disciplines with a specialization in the analysis of businesses and markets reflecting the interests of the Laboratory.
  • Cultivate partnerships and collaborate with Library and Laboratory personnel on projects including technical studies, programs, and other undertakings
  • Analyze trends in the research programs and programs of assigned divisions; keep current with trends in the literature and scholarship of the disciplines themselves, and use this knowledge to build and manage the Libraries' collections and alerts in assigned disciplines
  • Maintain and develop "collaborative" subject pages and alerts  to support and enhance staff use of information resources
  • Contribute to the development of online learning resources and tools

 

 Minimum Qualifications

  • Master of Science in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution and 3-5 years of professional experience with a focus on business analysis.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with all aspects of Library Science including electronic resources, collaborative technologies, research/reference, acquisitions and collection development, and metadata control.
  • Strong focus in digital librarianship and a technical aptitude are required as is a keen interest and desire to work with the often dynamic and changing special library/information services environment.
  • Teamwork capabilities are required along with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Successful candidates must have the ability to take initiative and to be self-directed and motivated.
  • Candidates must be able to demonstrate analytical and problem solving skills with an aptitude for complex and detailed work.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required to maintain communication channels with customers, management, and other library personnel in a team-oriented environment.
  • Strong service orientation to customers and to co-workers is a must.
  • U.S. citizenship and an ability to acquire and maintain U.S. Department of Defense security clearance are required.

 

 Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a Sci/Tech environment and/or a degree in Engineering or Science or Business Administration.
  • Professional understanding of collaboration technologies, taxonomies, ontologies, content management systems.
  • Understanding of collection development practices related to the scientific, technical and report literature.

 

 For Benefits Information, click http://hrweb.mit.edu/benefits

 

MIT Lincoln Laboratory is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or genetic information; U.S. citizenship is required.

Requisition ID: 26222 

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

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Branch Library Supervisor, Springfield City Library- Mason Square Branch, Springfield, MA

The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking, award-winning public library. We are recruiting talented, driven, community-engaged candidates for the Branch Library Supervisor position at our Mason Square Branch Library. 

Get excited about the possibilities of living and working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply by March 3, 2019.

 

We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.

 

The Branch Supervisor position is based at our busy Mason Square Branch Library with a focus on oversight of all branch activities and on adult services. The person selected for this position will have the following duties:

  • Responsible for assisting the Branch Manager in the everyday functioning of the library. 
  • This includes personnel, public interaction, programming, facility management and administrative duties. 
  • Will provide adult and other neighborhood-based programming.


Work must be performed with latitude in the exercise of independent initiative and judgment in accordance with accepted professional practices and within the policies and directives by the Branch Manager. 

Supervision must be exercised, directly or through subordinates, over all Branch library employees. 

 

Requirements:

  •  Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science.
  • The preferred candidate will have three years of progressive professional library experience.

 

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $55,241.16. The closing date for this position is Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter with the application.

 

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Information Services Librarian, The Farmington Libraries, Farmington, CT

The Farmington Libraries are seeking a creative and enthusiastic individual with exemplary customer service skills to join our Information Services team.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The information services librarian will be responsible for assisting customers with reference inquiries and reader's advisory

  • Overseeing the development and maintenance of a specified area of the adult collection
  • Developing and executing adult programming, including hands-on high-tech and low-tech maker programming
  • Conducting one-on-one and small group computer classes on a variety of subjects
  • Working on other projects as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

Qualified applicants must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, be self-motivated and tech-savvy, and work well in a team environment. The successful candidate will be informed about current trends in public library services to adults and teens. 

 

Minimum qualifications:

  • An MLS from an ALA accredited institution or MLS candidate.
  • Must have at least one year's experience in customer service.
  • Public library experience preferred, but not required. 

 

This is a full-time 35-hour per-week position that includes evening and weekend hours. Benefits include paid holiday, sick, and personal time, as well as four-weeks' vacation, health insurance, and a defined pension plan. Salary meets CLA minimum guidelines for MLS professional positions.

 

To Apply:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Laura A. Horn, Executive Director via email atlhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org No phone calls please. Closing date will be Friday, March 15th.

The Farmington Libraries are an EOE/AA employer. 

 

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STEM Librarian, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good.  Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.  

 

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities: 

Hilton C. Buley Library at Southern Connecticut State University is seeking to fill immediately a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Librarian. 

  • The STEM Librarian provides creative and proactive library support to SCSU's growing STEM programs and ongoing STEM initiatives.
  • The STEM Librarian is part of the Library Research/Instruction Services division, providing reference, instruction, and liaison services to assigned academic departments (chemistry, computer science, earth science, mathematics, and physics). 
  • The Librarian assists with providing reference service as part of a cooperative centralized reference environment. 
  • Liaison work to assigned departments includes providing information literacy instruction and research consultations to students and faculty and developing a library collection that is responsive to department curricular and research needs.

As tenure-track employees at SCSU, librarians are thus expected to participate in professional and scholarly activity and serve on library and university committees. All librarians report directly to the Library Director and work collaboratively as faculty.  

 

Required Qualifications:  

  • Candidates much have an ALA accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • 2 years of professional library experience in an academic library
  • An undergraduate degree in a STEM field or experience providing library services to STEM programs in an academic library
  • Familiarity with current trends in STEM librarianship related to research and instruction, such as the ACRL Information Literacy Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology
  • Experience providing library instruction and developing lesson plans for the sciences in an academic library
  • Experience creating online guides to library resources
  • Experience working collaboratively as a member of an academic library team.  

 

Preferred Qualifications:

Background, experience, or coursework in statistics, data analysis, or other quantitative methods. Advanced degree or graduate level study in a STEM field are also preferred.  

 

Application Process:  

Please submit letter of interest, current curriculum vitae or resumé, and a list of three references with email and phone contact information to:  STEM  Librarian Search Committee Chair at libsearch2@southernct.edu

For best consideration, all materials must be received by Friday, March 22, 2019.  The position will remain open until filled.   

 

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good.  Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.  

 

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities: 

Hilton C. Buley Library at Southern Connecticut State University is seeking to fill immediately a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Librarian. 

  • The Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian works as a member of the Technical Services Division providing integrated access to library materials in all formats and specifically managing the electronic and print serials collections and databases including acquisitions, renewal, payment and activation. 
  • The Librarian provides usage and cost assessment analysis for electronic resources, including reports related to holdings and usage for use in the renewal process.
  • The Librarian manages individual e-journal and database subscriptions. He or she catalogs serials and electronic resources, manages the A-Z list, journal locator, and performs complex, time-sensitive technical support for electronic resources.
  • The person in this position works closely with the Acquisitions/CD, Cataloging and Digital Services Librarians, the TS Division Head, and the Systems Librarian to plan and implement workflows, troubleshoot access problems and develop TS Division and Electronic Resources and Serials goals.
  • The Librarian works with the serials unit staff to manage the library's various platforms and delivery systems.  As tenure-track employees at SCSU, librarians are thus expected to participate in professional and scholarly activity and serve on library and university committees.  

All librarians report directly to the Library Director and work collaboratively as faculty. 

 

Required Qualifications:  

  • Candidates must have an ALA accredited MLS degree or equivalent
  • Broad experience with a wide variety of resource formats
  • Demonstrated understanding of current issues related to serials access, management and pricing models
  • Knowledge about and experience with standard and emerging cataloging principles and metadata schemes, especially as they relate to serials
  • Familiarity with digital resources and services; strong statistical and analytical skills
  • Excellent project management skills
  • Experience working with knowledgebase concepts; ability to work creatively and collaboratively with faculty, staff, students and colleagues
  • Excellent written and oral communication/presentation skills
  • Commitment to providing outstanding service that leads to seamless access to library materials by on-ground and remote members of the University community

 

Preferred Qualifications:  

  • Minimum of two years' professional experience in an academic library
  • Paraprofessional experience may be considered
  • Familiarity with license agreements and experience with MARC cataloging formats, RDA, ALMA and EZ-Proxy are also preferred.

 

Application Process:  

Please submit letter of interest, current curriculum vitae or resumé, and a list of three references with email and phone contact information to:  Serials and Electronic Resources Librarian Search Committee Chair at libsearch1@southernct.edu

For best consideration, all materials must be received by Friday, March 22, 2019.  The position will remain open until filled.  

 

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

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Metadata Librarian for Cataloging and Digital Projects, Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, CT

Located in historic New Haven, a city rich in art and culture, Southern Connecticut State University is a diverse and student-centered university dedicated to academic excellence, access, and service for the public good.  Southern provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all members of its community through a campus wide commitment to social justice.  SCSU is a flourishing community of approximately 10,000 students, located less than three miles from downtown New Haven, with easy access to New York and Boston.

  

Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities: 

Hilton C. Buley Library at Southern Connecticut State University is seeking to fill immediately a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Librarian.  The Metadata Librarian works primarily as a cataloger and metadata professional in the Technical Services (TS) Division, responsible for organizing and providing intellectual access to Buley Library resources. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Original, complex, and copy cataloging of monographs, print and non-print serials, audiovisual materials, curriculum materials, theses, rare books, and internet resources in all subject areas. 
  • The Metadata Librarian works with TS Division members to develop/revise policies and procedures for cataloging a variety of information formats according to RDA standards and Library of Congress protocols within an automated environment and in collaboration with consortium members, joins in system-wide authority control initiatives. 
  • The Librarian participates in digitization initiatives that include project management and assigning metadata to digital objects.  The Librarian may also perform collection development activities, and other tasks as assigned. 
  • As tenure-track employees at SCSU, librarians are thus expected to participate in professional and scholarly activity and serve on library and university committees. All librarians report directly to the Library Director and work collaboratively as faculty. 

 

Required Qualifications:  

  • Candidates must have an ALA accredited MLS or equivalent
  • Minimum of 1 year cataloging experience, preferably in an academic library
  • Knowledge and experience with MARC21, RDA, MODS, Dublin Core and application and interpretation of Library of Congress Headings and Classification
  • Direct knowledge and experience with OCLC Connexion and experience with an Integrated Library System (ILS)
  • Knowledge of national standards and trends in cataloging and technical services
  • Experience working on digitization projects
  • Strong commitment to service
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.  


Preferred Qualifications:  

Experience with ALMA and/or Islandora.  Ability to catalog and assign metadata to materials in other languages is also preferred. 

 

Application Process:  Please submit letter of interest, current curriculum vitae or resumé, and a list of three references with email and phone contact information to:  Metadata Librarian Search Committee Chair at libsearch3@southernct.edu

For best consideration, all materials must be received by Friday, March 22, 2019.  The position will remain open until filled.   

 

SCSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer. The University seeks to enhance the diversity of its faculty and staff. People of color, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

 

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Young Adult / Assistant Children's Librarian, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA

The Young Adult Librarian will manage the young adult collections and programs. The YA Librarian will manage scheduling in the newly created Turner Free Studio as well as utilize the Studio for teen programming. The YA Librarian must be innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service oriented. The position requires an ability to provide exemplary service to teens from seventh grade through high school from a large array of national, lingual, and cultural backgrounds.


The YA Librarian must be able to interact with teens, manage the YA materials budget, develop and maintain the teen collections efficiently and creatively with an eye towards innovation, and develop, plan, execute, and advertise a variety of programs, grants, and displays throughout the school year and in the summer, including but not limited to summer reading, teen advisory board, and a variety of clubs. The YA Librarian, in their role as assistant children's librarian will provide programming for tweens, coverage in the children's room, as well as a children's story time every other Saturday. The YA Librarian will provide staff supervision in the evenings, on weekends, and may be required to work at the circulation desk occasionally. The YA librarian will provide problem solving solutions to appropriate circumstances; routinely addressing complaints and resolving complications.

 

Supervision

Reports directly to the Library Director, but generally works in collaboration with the Children's Department Head.

 

Work Environment

Work is performed under typical public library conditions. This is a full-time, non-union, 35-hr per week position. The schedule will be Tues-Fri with alternating Monday nights and Saturdays. There is some moderate to heavy lifting of books and other materials.

 

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library and Information Sciences from an A.L.A accredited program (or expected MLS within the next 6 months).
  • Must have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills to work with and a serve diverse community
  • Must be able to work independently as well as be a team player.
  • Advanced technology knowledge preferred as well advanced children's and teen collection development skills.
  • Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

 

Salary Range: $51,158-$67,319 (8 steps)

 

Please submit all resumes to Library Director, Elizabeth LaRosee at elarosee@ocln.org no later than end of business March 22, 2019. Town of Randolph is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Children's Librarian, Reading Public Library, Reading, MA

Are you creative, energetic, warm and enthusiastic?  The Reading Pubic Library has an opening for a full-time children's librarian. This professional librarian will join our team and be responsible for providing high quality library programs and services for library users aged birth through grade 5 and their families, as well as supporting teachers, caregivers and other early learning professionals.


Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Provides direct assistance to library users aged birth through grade 5 and their families, as well as supporting teachers,caregivers and other early learning professionals; services include reference, research, reader's advisory, and instruction in the use of materials, equipment, and technology.

  2. Responsible for curation, selection and weeding of assigned portions of the library collection.

  3. Responsible for planning and implementing library programs for users aged birth through grade 5 and their families and caregivers.

  4. Keeps abreast of library and network policies and procedures.

  5. Informs library users of and enforces library policies.

  6. Supports the public relations efforts of the library; opportunities include contributing to social media/website content, developing promotional materials, and creating displays.

  7. As needed, prepares grant applications and overseeing these grants as they are awarded.

  8. Works collaboratively with the school media specialists, town departments, businesses and community groups as needed.

  9. Assists with school and community outreach, bringing library resources beyond the building to targeted segments of the population.

  10. Provides customer service,circulation control,and general assistance at public service desks.

  11. Participates in town, NOBLE, state-wide and regional meetings and committees as needed.

  12. Has access to confidential information.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in any subject and a Master's Degree in Library Scienceand

  2. One to two years of professional library experience; or

  3. Any equivalent combination of education and progressively responsible experience, with additional work experience substituting for the required education on a year for year basis

 

Applicant should be able to meet the requirements of the position as outlined in the attached Position Descriptions for Librarian - Children's Services. Applicant should state education, training and experience which he/she feels has provided him/her with the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

Applications will be accepted in the following address:

Human Resources Office

16 Lowell Street

Reading, MA 01867

and online at www.readingma.gov.

 

Position will remain open until filled. A full job description is available upon request.  

The Town of Reading is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Executive Director, Nantucket Atheneum, Nantucket, MA

The Executive Director acts as the Chief Executive Officer of the Atheneum and ensures the mission of the Atheneum is realized (outstanding library services, public programming, and preservation of the history and uniqueness of the institution).  The position reports to the Board of Trustees through the Chair.


There are three broad areas of responsibility:

  • Provide leadership through directing and coordinating day-to-day operational 

         management of the Atheneum

  • Provide intellectual leadership within the Atheneum (organization and Board) and in the

        Nantucket community

  • Provide leadership in the external affairs of the Atheneum including fundraising, community 

        relations, and outreach



Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Administration

           A. General

  • Manage the development and implementation of Atheneum goals, objectives, priorities, policies and procedures ensuring that the Board and Strategic Plan goals and objectives are integrated into Atheneum policies and goals.
  • Oversee and direct library operations including public services, current and historic collections management, technology, administration and facilities management.
  • Ensure the delivery of high quality library programs and services to the community.
  • Direct and participate in long-range planning to improve internal functions and delivery of services to the community.
  • Oversee the writing, distribution and filing of annual reports including Atheneum Annual Report and Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners ARIS and State Aid Reports 
  • Oversee the management and safekeeping of Atheneum documents, forms and records.
  • Stay abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of information management and public library administration.
  • Serve as the representative of the Atheneum to the library consortium known as CLAMS (Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing). 



          B. Finance

  • Develop annual operating budget in collaboration with Board Treasurer
  • Expend funds based on approved budget.
  • Ensure accounting/forecasting system is accurate and timely through monthly reports.
  • Maintain complete and accurate financial records.
  • Ensure appropriate corrective action is taken in response to Annual Audit in collaboration with the Board Audit Committee and Finance Committee.



    2. Human Resources

  • Recruit, hire, on-board, train, and annually evaluate library staff based upon well-defined job descriptions and expectations.
  • Manage Leadership Team comprised of department heads who supervise daily staff operations.
  • Ensure appropriate policies and work practices are in place and well understood by the    organization.
  • Recommend annual salary plan and merit increases to the Board. 
  • Participate in continuing education activities and professional organizations and encourage continuing educations for library staff.



  1. Development/Fundraising
  • Work closely with Development Director and Board Development Committee on the process of effective donor management including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of current and potential donors.
  • Oversee in collaboration with Development Director and Board Development Committee the management of Annual Giving Campaign, Special Events (Turkey Plunge and Dance Festival) and Major Gift Program.
  • Oversee grant proposals and ensure all requirements are met, or exceeded, for any restricted grants and comply with all reporting requirements.
  • Work closely with Development Director and Board Development Committee on the development of strategies for future fundraising initiatives.



  1. Community Relations
  • Advocate for the Atheneum within the organization and in 
  • Engage in active outreach to all relevant stakeholder groups on island and ensure the Atheneum is providing appropriate services and programs to these groups.
  • Maintain good working relationships with all town departments that are relevant to the Atheneum.



  1. Board Relationship
  • Develop a collegial and constructive working relationship with all Board members.
  • Attend all Full Board meetings with written reports on library activities and as required meeting of individual Board Committees.
  • Participate in Board orientation.
  • Participate in Executive Director's annual performance review with Board Chair.



Required Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of public library system administration
  • Public library policies, procedures and standards of service
  • Federal, State and Local regulations governing library operations
  • Current trends in library services, programming and technology
  • Methods for evaluating public library programs, policies and operational requirements.
  • Processes for developing and administering budgets
  • Supervisory principles, practices and methods.
  • Fundraising in competitive non-profit markets
  • Good customer service practices
  • Collaborative management concepts
  • Managing change including board and staff development



Required Skill in:

  • Directing public library operations, programs and services.
  • Ensuring the delivery of quality library programs and services to the community
  • Developing and implementing library goals, objectives, policies and procedures.
  • Responding to and resolving complex issues and complaints involving library related matters and personnel.
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with others
  • Developing and administering budgets and monitoring expenditures
  • Problem solving and managing fundraising operations.
  • Supervising, leading and delegating tasks and authority.
  • Advocating for the library and promoting good community relations.
  • Communicating including written, verbal and public presentation skills.
  • Using needed technology including integrated library systems, business software applications, presentation software and the ability to learn the use of new technology.



Education and Experience

  • Master's Degree in Library Science 
  • 5 years of experience in overseeing public library operations



Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time to use computer workstations, including keyboard and visual display terminal.
  • Strength to push or pull a loaded book cart which can weigh in excess of 100 pounds on level floor, to lift or maneuver loads up to 35 pounds onto carts, and to carry cartons of books.
  • Must be able to pay close attention to details and concentrate on work.
  • Sufficient vision or powers of observation to permit employee to read books and patron requests.
  • Sufficient clarity of writing, speech, and hearing or other communication capabilities which permit effective communication.
  • Sufficient manual dexterity which permits the employee to type and record library files.
  • Sufficient personal mobility and physical reflexes which permits the employee to re-shelve library materials and work at public service desks. 
  • Ability to attend professional development classes that require travel.
  • Ability to work in various library locations or at offsite library outreach events as necessary.
  • Normal office exposure to noise, stress, and interruptions.



Outstanding compensation and benefits program

All inquiries will be treated confidentially 

Please submit resumes to Rloukides@csg-search.com

 

 

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Systems and User Experience Librarian, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA

The Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons at the Wentworth Institute of Technology seeks an enthusiastic and collaborative Systems & User Experience Librarian. The position develops and implements technologies and services that enhance the user experience and user access to online library resources and technologies. The Systems & UX Librarian is a tech-savvy professional who reports to the Director of the Library.



Duties include:

  • Relationship building with partners throughout the WIT community to promote Library technology services and to help the library incorporate our services and expertise into teaching and learning
  • Management and development of the library website, including content strategy, information architecture, and a web style/accessibility guide
  • Configuration and support of electronic library resources and services, including statistical reporting and management of workflows for ongoing maintenance of web products and services
  • Overall responsibility for the management of the Technology Sandbox (a makerspace housed in the Library), including supervision of the co-op and work/study students who staff the Sandbox
  • Ongoing assessment of library technology services
  • Participation in library planning and service on library-wide committees, task-forces, and project teams



In addition, the position collaborates closely with the Fenway Library Organization (FLO) consortium and with the Division of Technology Services.



Qualifications:

Candidates must have a Master's degree in Library and Information Science. Alternate educational qualifications may be considered in conjunction with requisite experience.



Please apply at our online applicant portal at https://jobs.wit.edu/postings/4272.  Wentworth is an AA/EEO employer.  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

 

About Wentworth Institute of Technology:

Wentworth Institute of Technology is a nationally ranked 4-year university which focuses on an interdisciplinary curriculum that combines rigorous studies with practical learning experiences. Academic programs include engineering, design, architecture, construction management and computer science. Wentworth also grants master's degrees in eight programs, including architecture, engineering, construction management and technology management. For some programs, students can earn their degrees online and in hybrid environments, and library services are expected to be delivered to remote students and faculty at the same level of quality and priority as services which are delivered in-house. The Systems & User Experience Librarian will be expected to function independently, take initiative, and set goals and priorities in a dynamic environment. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

 

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(MCCC, Non-Benefited) Librarian, Holyoke Community College, Holyoke, MA

Holyoke Community College: the opportunities you want; the future you're looking for.


For over 65 years, Holyoke Community College has been a gateway to quality education and career advancement. Seeking to realize their dreams and aspirations, more than 100,000 students have come through the open doors of the College. HCC offers over 100 different academic options.


The Commonwealth's oldest community college, Holyoke Community College serves more than 10,000 students annually in credit and noncredit programs and courses. The college has the highest transfer rate of any community college statewide, holding articulation agreements with more than 27 colleges and universities. Recognized for its Honors Program, distance learning curriculum, learning communities, and service to students, HCC also offers business development opportunities through the Kittredge Center for Business and Workforce Development.


Job Description:

Provide reference services and information literacy instruction in conjunction with other professional librarians.

Duties:

  1. Provides reference support for students and faculty using print and online resources.
  2. Develops information literacy materials and teaches library classes/workshops.
  3. Participates in collection development responsibilities.
  4. Performs other duties as assigned.


Requirements:

Required Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school; professional experience in reference and instruction; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; the ability to work effectively with a diverse community.

Preferred Qualifications:  Ability to work three shifts a week with an 8:00 a.m. start time.


Equivalency Statement:  Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position.


Compensation:  $28.29/hr., non-benefited.

Hours: 12-15 hours per week

Start Date:  March, 2019

End Date: May 31, 2019

Funding: Trust


Additional Information:

Holyoke Community College is committed to excellence and opportunity through diversity in education and employment. Holyoke Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, maternity leave, and national origin, in its education programs or employment.

  • All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. HCC is not sponsoring H1B Visa. 
  • Pre-Employment Background check, including Criminal History will be conducted for all positions.


Application Instructions:

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via online:

  • Resume/CV
  • Letter of Interest (Cover Letter) and
  • List of references with names, addresses, & telephone numbers of three professional references


Deadline:  Screening will begin will applications received by February 28, 2019.  Additional applications may be considered until position is filled.

 

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Part-Time Children's Librarian, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a fun, flexible, and fearless part-time (16 hours/week) Children's Librarian to provide high quality libraryservice to children, young teens, parents, teachers,and caregivers.  


Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Children's Services Supervisor, duties will include:

  • Reference desk service
  • Extensive reader advisory
  • The children's materials selection
  • Developing/implementing STEM, early literacy, outreach and enrichment programs for children from birth through grade 8.  

Saturday and evening hours required.

 

The hourly rate is $26.71 and the position is not benefit eligible. 

 

Requires: 

  • MLS
  • One to three years of reference experience
  • In-depth knowledge of collection development
  • Demonstrated knowledge of effective children's services techniques
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet searches and software specific to libraries.

 

To Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.govby  March 3, 2019. AA/EOE

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Library Conservator, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University Library is seeking a collaborative and proactive Conservator to join the Preservation Department in support of its mission to maintain, conserve and preserve access to collections.  The Conservator assesses, treats, documents and manages the conservation of a wide range of paper-based materials, including rare printed items, manuscripts, and cartographic materials. The scope of activities includes book and manuscript treatment, exhibition and loan support, staff training, documentation, disaster response, environmental monitoring and aiding in preservation collection assessments.

 

The Conservator is responsible for partnering with Library staff to ensure the stability of materials used in teaching, research, and exhibitions and contributes to related projects.  

The Conservator represents the Brown University Library in regional, national and international initiatives and reports to the Head of Preservation, Conservation and the Library Annex.

 

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and formal training in book conservation at the graduate level, or equivalent combination of apprenticeship, advanced courses, internships and experience
  • MLS or equivalent degree preferred
  • Minimum of five years of experience in conservation work
  • Excellence in performing complex conservation treatments on a broad range of library and archival materials as demonstrated through a portfolio
  • Demonstrated record of managing and designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion 
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment 
  • Knowledge of the history of book and paper making, bookbinding techniques, and the history and manufacture of other library materials; and the nature and causes of book and paper deterioration
  • Knowledge of and adherence to professional ethical practice in conservation
  • Working knowledge of chemistry as it applies to library materials
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal and organizational skills including demonstrated ability to prepare reports and procedural documentation
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, access and inclusion

 

Candidates please note: all offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown.


To Apply:

Please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobsand reference REQ141229. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.



Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.



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Children's Librarian, Hopkinton Public Library, Hopkinton, MA

Do you enjoy working with children and parents?

Do you want to be an important part of a dynamic professional team

in a beautiful, newly renovated library?

Would you like to work in a community that embraces its library as a space for everyone?

If so, Hopkinton is the vibrant growing community for you!

 

The Town of Hopkinton is seeking a full-time Children's Librarian to provide exceptional customer service in our busy public library serving an expanding, dynamic town. We're looking for a community- focused, creative professional who will work closely with the library team to keep the children's department growing and innovating. Come to Hopkinton and work with talented and enthusiastic colleagues; connect with and serve a supportive, highly engaged community; see an established and successful department through new and exciting changes and challenges; and enjoy each day spent in a big, beautiful, brand-new Children's Room in a recently renovated and expanded building!



The Children's Librarian works with library patrons from birth through approximately age 12 and their family members or guardians, maintains a welcoming Children's Room with activities and up-to-date resources, and organizes and coordinates a variety of programs and services to promote reading and enhance the lives of young library users. The Children's Librarian ensures that all children of Hopkinton are well-serviced by a vibrant library space and a wide range of resources, activities, and other offerings that respond to community needs and promote reading, literacy, research, curiosity, well-being, etc.

 


Qualifications

  • Equivalent to Master's degree in library and information science or related field from an American Library Association accredited program with at least 2 - 4 years progressively responsible library experience. Two years public library and/or Children's experience Preferred.
  • Knowledge of public library practices and procedures; children's literature and children's reading programs and activities; child development; library technologies and common software applications; working knowledge of the laws, regulations, and departmental policies pertaining to library services.
  • Ability to be creative and use imagination; read aloud; plan and direct craft and other activities; supervise assistants and volunteers.
  • Ability to establish good rapport with children and parents/guardians; pay attention to accuracy; work with frequent interruptions in a busy environment; maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, other organizations, and the public.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing; handle multiple tasks, determine priorities, and meet deadlines; maintain accurate and detailed records; recognize library priorities and work cooperatively and collaboratively to support their accomplishment.
  • Skills: Organizational/planning, writing, interpersonal/collaborative communication, leadership, resourcefulness, and discretion; computer skills that encompass effective use of word processing, spreadsheet, presentation, email, social media, internet browser, and library software.

 

Hours: 42.5 hours per week includes ½ hour unpaid meal period daily. Schedule to be determined with successful candidate.

Hiring Range: $27.85 - $30.64 per hour, depending on qualifications.

 

Internal/External Applicants:

To be considered for this vacancy, please submit the required Application for Employment to hr@hopkintonma.gov no later than 4:30 PM, Wednesday, March 6, 2019. You can find the application, as well as a full job description, as attachments to the job posting at this URL: https://groups.google.com/a/hopkintonma.gov/forum/#!topic/jobs/Kg4GP4E7KgI.

You may also include a cover letter and resume; however, the Application for Employment is required. Applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail at: Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA  01748.



The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.

 

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(2) Instruction and Research Support Librarians, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA

About Bunker Hill Community College

Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, serving more than 14,000 students each semester across all modes of instruction. Ranked among the 25 fastest growing public two-year colleges in the United States, BHCC is a multi-campus institution with vibrant, urban campuses in Boston, MA, in nearby Chelsea, MA, and at three satellite locations within the Greater Boston area. BHCC is part of the Massachusetts public higher education system, which includes 15 community colleges.

BHCC offers 103 certificate and degree programs that prepare students to enter four-year institutions or to enter the workforce prepared for better and more highly skilled jobs. Sixty-seven percent of students are people of color and more than fifty percent are women.

Bunker Hill Community College BHCC is nationally recognized as a Leader College by Achieving the Dream and is one of four colleges awarded the National Gates Foundation Achieving the Dream Catalyst grant.

 

College Goals

BHCC is a progressive institution guided by five goals: to Foster Student Success, Strengthen Career, Transfer and Workforce Readiness, Advance Diversity, Inclusion and Equity and Develop the College's Infrastructure. The College is committed to a learning community teaching/learning environment and, as an Achieving the Dream institution, is focused on data-driven student success.



Living in Boston

Boston prides itself on being one of the most livable cities in America with twenty-one diverse neighborhoods offering exceptional medical facilities, vibrant neighborhood business districts, museums, galleries and an extensive network of parks and outdoor recreational areas. Unemployment consistently tracks lower than the national average and job growth in 2014 and 2015 were ahead of projections. Eighty-plus colleges and a quarter of a million college students in the area make Boston one of the country's "youngest major metropolis," according to Boston magazine. Suburbs outside of Boston offer affordable housing options with easy access to public transportation.



Job Description

Bunker Hill Community College seeks a self-motivated, service oriented, full-time Librarian to work as part of the Library Services team serving students, faculty, staff and community users. This position will have a particular focus on information literacy instruction, research support, and faculty collaboration.  This position will also contribute regularly to overall library operations including circulation/reserves, reference, and collection development.  Duties and responsibilities include working with all library collections both physical and digital, designing and implementing instruction, and day-to-day oversight of the Library. The schedule will vary to meet the needs of the Library & Learning Commons. The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse library users and library staff.



Position Description

  • Provide library service and bibliographic instruction that supports student success in both the library and online environments
  • Work as part of a team at the circulation/lending/inter-library loan and reference assistance service points in the Library in support of student success
  • Provide instructional services to students, faculty, staff, and community patrons in the form of information literacy workshops and one-on-one consultations 
  • Work as part of a team to develop and offer innovative methods of instruction in information literacy in support of student success
  • Provide professional library services to community college students, faculty and staff and assist them in the use of the library's print and online resources
  • Provide onsite and virtual reference services and assist students in the use of student computers and printers
  • Compile reference and instruction statistics and reports as needed
  • Create and maintain library displays and exhibits in collaboration with the College and Cultural Event Planning Department
  • Serve as faculty liaison to the English Department
  • Assist in collection development activities including materials selection, collection assessment, and weeding
  • Serve as a backup in the absence of other librarians and assist with circulation functions as needed
  • Work evenings and weekend rotations as necessary
  • Will work two days per week at the Chelsea satellite campus


Requirements

  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science (M.L.I.S. or M.L.S.) or closely related field from an accredited program;
  • At least two years of experience including reference service and bibliographic instruction in an academic library, preferably in a community college setting;
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population;
  • Knowledge of library database searching, the research process, principles of active learning as applied to information literacy, and information literacy frameworks;
  • Strong commitment to information literacy instruction, and demonstrated aptitude for teaching in multiple formats in support of students with differing levels of academic preparation, and varying physical and learning abilities;
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment;
  • Familiarity with the types of digital content and online services currently in use in libraries;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in using LibGuides and Microsoft Office applications;
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve common goals;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekend rotation as necessary

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bilingual
  • Background in English composition or literature


Additional Information

Salary Range: $54,956.00-$60,000.00.   Actual Salary Will Be Commensurate With Education & Experience In Accordance With MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement. Full State Benefits. 

Grade 5, Unit Professional position

Review Date: To Ensure Consideration, Application Materials Must Be Received By March 7, 2019.


Application Instructions

Submit cover letter addressing the Required Qualifications, resume, copies of your transcripts and contact information for 3 references through the online application at: https://bhcc.interviewexchange.com. 

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Adult Services Librarian, Simsbury Public Library, Simsbury, CT

Are you an enthusiastic, tech savvy, self-directed librarian who is a curious learner with a sense of humor and excellent customer service and engagement skills? This position may be for you. 

 

Simsbury Public Library is looking for team members to help meet the information needs of the community, support our Innovators' Workshop and promote the Library, its programs and services through a variety of means including participation at outreach events. 

 

 

Position Description and Job Functions

  • Greets Library users and offers assistance 
  • Provides reference and reader's advisory guidance to adults and teens, as well as to children, as needed 
  • Assures the confidentiality of library use and library patron accounts 
  • Performs opening and closing procedures in the Adult Services Department 
  • Assists and instructs community members in using Library services, equipment, technology and facilities, both one-on-one and in group settings 
  • Assists in providing interlibrary loan and resource sharing services 
  • Assists with use of personal technology devices 
  • Recommends or selects material, both print and non-print, for acquisition and withdrawal 
  • Troubleshoots Library equipment and technology including AV, PCs, printers, copiers, scanners 
  • Collaborates with all Library departments and staff in order to provide the best possible service for the community

 

Required Minimum Qualifications

Master's Degree in Library Science. Proficiency in reference services and with Library automation, personal computers, software applications, tablets, android and smart phones, as well as social media.  Strong customer service skills essential.  Previous experience desirable. 

 

 

Schedule: 4-16 hours/week with an evening and weekend rotation and occasional weekday hours. 

Salary: $28.16/hour. 

Apply at www.simsbury-ct.gov/jobs. Applications close February 19, 2019.  

 

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Copyright Librarian, U.S. Naval War College Library, Newport, RI

Don't miss out on this opportunity to practice librarianship in this highly desirable location:  Newport, Rhode Island. The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) Library is hiring! The NWC Library invites applications for a newly created position as Copyright Librarian in the Circulation Department. 

 

Named in honor of Rear Admiral Henry Effingham Eccles, the Library recently adopted a Learning Commons model with the completion of a new, state-of-the-art, 86,000 square foot facility that brings together under one roof the Library, Writing Center, Information Resources Department (IT), Dean of Students, Café, and Bookstore.  

 

The Copyright Librarian serves as a knowledgeable and service-oriented licensing and copyright professional who leads the copyright program for the NWC.  This includes performing a variety of functions and processes that relate to the implementation of copyright policy, formulation of procedures, licensing negotiation, workflows, and obtaining copyright permissions for all forms of published and unpublished materials requested by all NWC faculty and staff.

 

This federal (GS) position is open to all qualified U.S. citizens.  

 

See the USAJOBS announcement for requirements.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled; primary consideration will be given to those received by February 19, 2019.   

 

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience; position includes a full federal benefits package. 

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Research Analyst, MITRE Corporation, Bedford, MA

MITRE's Information Services department is seeking an Information Analyst to join our team of dedicated research professionals at the InfoDesk, MITRE's corporate information desk. The successful candidate will conduct high-level, quick turn-around research supporting MITRE's seven Federally-Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs).

 

The InfoDesk is focused on chasing down answers to difficult questions, pulling together high-quality information in response to research requests, and fielding requests for documents and e-books. Staff relish the diversity of research topics and the opportunity for challenging work.  The InfoDesk is working toward transforming its space into a learning environment through the introduction of consumer technologies alongside traditional library services.

 

Job Description

  • Provide ready reference and research support, and leverage MITRE expertise through regular duty at the corporate information desk
  • Respond to virtual and face-to-face information requests using the full range of available resources
  • Compile citations and identify articles on various topics, technologies, or industries for awareness and research purposes
  • Provide training on digital library resources, the InfoCenter 3D printer, and consumer technologies available via our Library of Things

 

Required Skills

  • Demonstrated ability to formulate complex search strategies; to search and locate information from various sources; to summarize and synthesize findings; and to place findings in context
  • Excellent customer service skills including an aptitude for understanding and anticipating customer needs and the ability to develop and maintain relationships with clients
  • Mastery of the reference interview
  • Understanding of the research process and workflow; and copyright policies and law
  • Proficiency with search engines, social media applications, SharePoint and the Microsoft Office suite
  • Capable of working with frequent interruptions and able to pivot between tasks as priorities change
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills with demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across level and function
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment and to effectively build partnerships
  • Commitment to continuous learning; able to learn new technologies quickly and to resolve problems in a resourceful and timely manner

 

Desired Skills

  • MIS/MLS/MLIS preferred
  • Experience in a corporate, government, or academic organization supporting engineers and other highly technical professionals
  • Knowledge of specialized information resources and databases in engineering, information technology (IT), health care/medicine, business, market research, military/defense, and/or government

 

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

 

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Library Director, Pembroke Town Library, Pembroke, NH

The town of Pembroke, New Hampshire (population of 7,000) is seeking a Library Director. 

 

The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills and a strong knowledge of library operations and technology. Experience in library related supervision and MLS preferred. 

 

We are looking for someone who enjoys working with the public and that will complement our dedicated and experienced staff. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits. 

 

Salary range $45,000 -$55,000, commensurate with experience.  

 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to pembrokelibrarytrustees@gmail.com by March 1, 2019.  No phone calls please. Please visit this link for a detailed job description. 

 

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Head of Archives and Special Collections, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA

About College of the Holy Cross:

Founded in 1843 in Worcester, Massachusetts, the College of the Holy Cross is among the nation's leading liberal arts institutions. A highly selective, four-year, exclusively undergraduate college of 3,000 students, Holy Cross is renowned for offering a rigorous, personalized education in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition.

 

Holy Cross highly values the unique skills, perspective, talents and passion that each employee contributes to its learning community. To work at the College is to accept an invitation to participate in the growth and development of all campus members--students, faculty and staff. The College's commitment to diversity is an important feature of the Holy Cross education. Informed by the presence of diverse interpretations of the human experience, Holy Cross is building a community marked by freedom, mutual respect, and civility. We seek others who support our values of diversity and inclusiveness. Job candidates of all diverse backgrounds who embrace the open and inclusive culture of Holy Cross are welcome and encouraged to apply.

 

Job Description:

The Head of Archives and Special Collections reports to the Director of Library Services. She/he is responsible for all planning, management, and leadership of the College's Archives and Special Collections and its work. The principal responsibility is to administer the ongoing organization of the collections in both traditional and digital formats. He/she is also responsible for managing all access and the preservation of the collections, maintaining adequate security and providing efficient reference services. The Head also takes the lead in supporting and promoting digital archives and digital preservation of institutional resources. She/he supervises all departmental staff, both professional and non-exempt as well as student assistants. He/she is responsible for the creation and management of the department budget. He/she oversees the departments' outreach which includes library and online exhibits as well as social media content. The Head of Archives and Special Collection department is a full member of the library team and participates in departmental meetings initiatives and library planning.

 

Major Areas of Responsibility

  • Supervision of departmental staff
  • Departmental planning and decision making and budget preparation
  • Manages the organization of the collections
  • Leads digital archives and digital preservation work including development of online exhibits
  • Prepares appropriate level of descriptions for collections
  • Manages preservation and conservation initiatives
  • Provides reference services to all constituencies.
  • Determines content and coordinates library exhibits
  • Works with administration and academic departments to coordinate the deposit of appropriate material
  • Keeps up to date in archival best practices

 

Requirements:

  • An ALA accredited MLS, MA in Archival Science or equivalent.
  • Three to five years of increasingly responsible archival experience
  • Knowledge of current archival practices and familiarity with archival cataloging procedures.
  • Experience with and knowledge of current digital archives/digital preservation procedures and technologies
  • Experience supervising other library professionals
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with people at all levels
  • Ability to protect the confidentiality of materials in the collection

 

Additional Information:

This is a full time, exempt level position.

 

University Description

The College of the Holy Cross is a private, Jesuit Catholic, undergraduate institution serving approximately 3,000 students. Founded in 1843, Holy Cross is the oldest Catholic college in New England and has a tradition of academic excellence. It is located atop Mount Saint James in Worcester, Massachusetts. The picturesque, 174-acre campus is an award-winning and registered arboretum.

 

Region Description

Worcester is a city of approximately 170,000 people centrally located in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is approximately one hour from Boston, Hartford, and Providence, and three hours from New York City. Worcester is known as the Heart of the Commonwealth. Worcester offers many cultural and recreational opportunities.

 

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

 

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

 

To review our Employee Benefit Options, please go to: http://https://www.holycross.edu/human-resources/benefits

 

Application Instructions:

Please attach a cover letter addressing the position requirements along with your resume.

 

In your cover letter please address how your work supports the College's mission as a Jesuit, undergraduate liberal arts college (see http://www.holycross.edu/mission) and its core commitment to diversity and inclusion. For more information, please visithttp://holycross.edu/diversity.

 

Review of applications will begin as received and continue until the position has been filled.

 

To apply, visit http://apptrkr.com/1384703

 

The College of the Holy Cross is a highly selective Catholic liberal arts college in the Jesuit tradition. It enrolls about 3,000 students and is located in a medium-sized city 45 miles west of Boston. The College seeks faculty members whose scholarship, teaching, advising, and on- and off-campus service demonstrate commitment to the educational benefits of a richly diverse community. Holy Cross aspires to meet the needs of dual-career couples, in part through its membership in Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts (http://www.heccma.org) and the New England Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (https://new-england.hercjobs.org/)

 

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Medical Library Services Manager, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

At Boston Children's Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It's in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness and in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed   Library Services and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included. 

The manager of library services is responsible for the overall management and direction of the library and archives. Primary responsibilities include supervision, reference, collection development, teaching and support for systematic reviews. The manager is responsible for library-wide planning, policy making and evaluation of services and resources appropriate for the institution. The director reports to the Senior Director of Business Intelligence and the Clinical Health Record.


This Mgr, Library Services will be responsible for: 

  • All administrative tasks related to the library.
  • Managing multiple library budgets.
  • Supervising two full time librarians, one full time archivist, and one part-time archivist.
  • Performing in-depth literature searches and/or systematic reviews.
  • Participating in clinical bedside rounding program.
  • Teaching PubMed, CINAHL, EndNote and Mendeley classes.
  • Presenting information sessions and workshops at hospital grand rounds, in-service programs, and other department meetings.
  • Providing document delivery.
  • Oversee electronic resources management, copyright and licensing management, collection development, technical services, and website maintenance.
  • Working with vendors, maintains contracts and licenses.
  • Publicizing and market library services on a regular basis.

 
To qualify, you must have:

  • ALA accredited MLS or its equivalent in the biomedical/clinical and public health sectors with at least 3-4 years' relevant experience in a library.
  • Evidence of experience teaching the use of health sciences resources.
  • Experience searching PubMed, Web of Science, EMBASE, CINAHL and the Cochrane Library.
  • Excellent presentation, instruction, and communication skills.
  • Experience managing budgets.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with a diverse population of faculty/staff, students, and colleagues.
  • Familiarity with bibliographic management software (EndNote/Mendeley).
  • Experience supporting systematic reviews.
  • Demonstrate a strong background in the use of information technologies, information management tools, and analytical and searching skills.
  • Knowledge of the NIH Public Access Mandate.
  • Understanding of various aspects of scholarly publishing including open access, licensing, copyright issues/RightsLink, institutional repositories and altmetrics.
  • Experience implementing knowledge management projects.
  • Understanding of the principles and process for evaluating a journal article/EBM.
  • Experience marketing the library/library services.

 

Boston Children's Hospital offers competitive compensation and unmatched benefits, including affordable health, vision and dental insurance, generous levels of time off, 403(b) Retirement Savings plan, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, cell phone plan discounts and discounted rates on T-passes (50% off). Discover your best.


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


Boston Children's Hospital is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disability.

 

 

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Branch Supervisor, Springfield City Library - Forest Park Branch, Springfield, MA

The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking, award-winning (Urban Libraries Council Innovation Honors, Business West 40 Under 40 & Woman of Impact, Massachusetts Literacy Champions) public library. Due to a retirement, we are recruiting candidates for Branch Supervisor. Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply by February 19 at 11:59 pm. We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.


The Branch Supervisor position is based at our busy Forest Park Branch Library with a focus on oversight on all branch activities and on children's services. The person selected for this position will be responsible for assisting the Branch Manager in the everyday functioning of the library. 


This will include personnel, public interaction, programming, facility management and administrative duties. Work must be performed with latitude in the exercise of independent initiative and judgment in accordance with accepted professional practices and within the policies and directives by the Branch Manager. Supervision will exercised, directly or through subordinates, over all Branch library employees. Will provide children's and other neighborhood-based programming.


Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The NEW annual salary is $55,241.68.  The closing date for this position is Tuesday, February 19, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply. Or, go to the City's website, click on Work for the City, and look for Branch Supervisor.


Questions can be directed to: 

Jean M. Canosa Albano, Assistant Director for Public Services

Springfield City Library---All Yours, Just Ask

220 State Street 
Springfield MA 01103 
(413) 263-6828, ext. 291 
jcanosa@springfieldlibrary.org

 

 

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

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

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

 

Qualifications

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

 

Full/Part Time: Part Time

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

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

Closing Date: 02/18/2019


How to Apply

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

 

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Supervisor - Digital Metadata and Ingest, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The Northeastern University Library is seeking a dynamic and forward-thinking metadata librarian for the position of Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest. Reporting to the Assistant Head for Resource & Discovery Services, this position supports the organization, discovery, and access to the Library's wealth of digital resources through the production and management of descriptive and authoritative metadata. The incumbent actively collaborates with other units and metadata stakeholders within and outside the library, including Digital Production, Archives, and Digital Scholarship. 


The Library holds an extensive collection of Boston related materials and is embarking on many exciting digital projects including local social justice collections and newspaper archives to support scholarship within the Library's interdisciplinary Boston Research Center and beyond. Bring your metadata expertise and the ability to innovate workflows and solutions to this position, and enhance the usability and discoverability of these and other exciting University collections. 


The Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest is responsible for the creation and maintenance of original technical and descriptive metadata for analog and digital resources in a variety of formats following national and local standards, and the ingest of objects and metadata into the Library's Digital Repository. This position hires, manages, supervises, and trains staff in the Digital Metadata Unit including the Metadata Librarian and Metadata Assistant, and trains and supervises other staff working on digital metadata projects. The Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest is responsible for planning and successfully executing complex metadata projects for departments inside and outside the Library as well as providing advice and metadata assistance to departments embarking on their own digital projects on campus. The incumbent is also responsible for setting daily and longer-term priorities, project planning, and organizing and streamlining collaborative workflows. Strong communication, supervisory, technical and project planning skills, flexibility, and the ability to work comfortably with diverse groups are key. 

 

Qualifications 

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required. 
  • 3-5 years' professional academic library experience using current metadata structure, content, value, and format/technical standards, and a bibliographic utility. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of established and emerging national and international standards relating to metadata and classification. 
  • Experience with XML, XLST; data transformation/normalization required. Familiarity with XForms, XPath and various programing languages useful. 
  • Experience with AACR2R, RDA, MARC, MODS, Dublin Core, EAD, LSCH, LCC, authority control principles required. Knowledge of BIBFRAME, RDF, and/or Linked Data preferred. 
  • Knowledge of trends and issues in academic libraries, scholarly communications, higher education, publishing, and metadata developments. 
  • Excellent planning, analytical, interpersonal, communication, supervisory, project management, and organizational skills. 
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, with good team-working skills, a strong service orientation, and a demonstrated commitment to staff development and diversity in the workplace. 


To Apply 

For more information about this position and Northeastern University's generous benefits visit, and to apply, visit: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/57496

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University.  Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities.  Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer. 

 

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Collection Development Librarian, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Position Title:  Collection Development Librarian (Assistant/Associate Librarian) Tisch Library, Tufts University - Job ID: 19001108

 

Description

Are you passionate about collections and using your analytical skills to help shape collection management for a student-centered research university? Tisch Library could be the place for you! Tisch Library at Tufts University is looking for an innovative, service-oriented Collection Development Librarian to provide leadership and oversight of Tisch Library collections and work collaboratively with library liaisons to manage collection responsibilities.  Reporting to the Assistant Director, Resource Management and Repository Services, you will manage the materials budget and collaborate with other Tufts libraries on the development of shared collections. You will provide expert advice regarding collections, scholarly communication and shared library initiatives to inform and support Tisch Library collection development strategy.

 

Responsibilities include developing collections budgets and budget projections, negotiating vendor contracts, managing print retention, weeding and storage projects, and providing data analysis to improve understanding of usage, return on investment, and decision making around content selection and renewals.  

 

Tisch Library supports Tufts' School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering.  The Resource Management and Repository Services Department provides support for the creation, management, and preservation of scholarship.  The department cultivates teamwork and collaborative relationships within and outside Tisch Library to provide high-quality resources and services for our users. Tisch Library is on the Medford/Somerville campus, just outside Cambridge, MA and with proximity to all that the Boston Metro area has to offer.


The full job description is available online at: http://tufts.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=19001108&lang=en#.XFReThgjZZM.mailto

Follow the directions to submit your CV/resume and cover letter online.  Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.  Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement.

 

 

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E-Resource Support Specialist (Library Assistant VII), Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Information and Technical Services Department at Harvard Library seeks a E-Resource Support Specialist.

This department actively supports the teaching and research mission of the Harvard Library by managing monograph, serial and e-resource acquisitions, metadata creation, and metadata management.

As a member of the Electronic Resources unit within the Electronic Resources and Serials Section, under the supervision of the Manager, E-Resources, the incumbent provides timely access to Harvard Library collections by participating in activities related to acquisitions, licensing, and implementation of networked electronic resources.

Priorities will be set to maximize contributions to the overall goals of the Information and Technical Services Department of the Harvard Library. Due to the varied nature and volume of the work in ITS, all ITS staff may be called upon to contribute to work in any unit or team of the ITS department, as organizational needs warrant.


To view a full description of this position and apply, please click on the this link. (REQ ID 4801BR)

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Project Manager for Community Archiving Grant, University of Massachusetts - Boston, Boston, MA

The University Archives and Special Collections department in the Joseph P. Healey Library at the University of Massachusetts Boston received a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museum and Library Services for a two-year project to develop a platform to guide libraries of all kinds through the process of planning event-based participatory archiving programs with the communities they serve.

The interactive online guide will help libraries implement standards- and community-based participatory archiving programs and will be flexible enough to allow libraries to enter at their current point of need, helping them navigate the complexities of community partnerships, digitization event planning, and long-term digital preservation and access to support the vital work of documenting their communities' cultural heritage.

 For this project, the Healey Library at UMass Boston will collaborate with a team of experts and library- and community-based partners to design and develop the guide and accompanying resources, which will close identified gaps in local communities' knowledge and practices related to metadata, community outreach, digital archives, digital preservation, and participatory archiving.



University Archives and Special Collections in the Healey Library at UMass Boston is hiring a Project Manager to coordinate all aspects of the development of the Participatory Archiving Roadmap, and reports to the Project Director. This is a two-year, full-time benefited position.

The successful candidate will lead the collaborative process of identifying knowledge and practice gaps and developing this important resource, working directly with core project team members, national community partners, and others to ensure that we adhere to grant project goals and meet project deliverables.

The Project Manager will report to the Project Director and will coordinate with Healey Library departments as appropriate to ensure all aspects of the multi-faceted project are compatible and are successfully executed in a timely manner.

 

We are looking for a highly organized individual with excellent communication skills who has experience in collaborative community work. The ideal candidate will have previous experience supervising and delegating tasks to 2 or more people and in managing projects in cultural institutions and/or in academic settings. Candidates who enjoy working with other professionals engaged in community-focused library work are encouraged to apply.



 Major responsibilities:

  • Lead and coordinate activities of core project team members through all phases of the grant project, including coordinating meetings, preparing agendas, leading workshops, and focus groups.
  • Maintain regular, informative and productive communications among core project team, advisors, community partners and university stakeholders
  • Develop survey instruments, in collaboration with identified local and national community partners, to solicit both structured and informal feedback on grant project activities.
  • Supervise a project-funded Instructional Designer who will develop key project deliverables.
  • Track grant project performance, specifically to ensure the successful, on-time completion of short- and long-term goals as identified and outlined by the Project Director and by Healey Library administration.
  • Prepare regular reports including grant-required reports on project progress

 Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience managing medium- to large-scale projects
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving, and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to build strong networks with external constituencies
  • Superb analytical skills, as applied to both historical content and organizational process
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
  • Demonstrated experience with successfully employing project management techniques and tools
  • Experience assisting with the development of survey instruments
  • Proficient, working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Proven ability to work independently while exercising good judgment in seeking appropriate guidance
  • Detail oriented
  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.  



For more information please contact Carolyn Goldstein at
carolyn.goldstein@umb.edu.

 

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Lower School Librarian, Brimmer and May School, Chestnut Hill, MA

Brimmer and May School seeks a collaborative, dynamic and innovative librarian for the Lower School (grades PK-5) to support the school in its mission of developing "informed, engaged, and ethical citizens and leaders for the global community." This librarian will fulfill a variety of roles to ensure that students are effectively accessing and using information and technology, and serve as director of the Design Lab in the library. The position to reports to the Director of Libraries and the Lower School Head.

 

Research Instruction Expert

  • Foster collaboration with teachers to instruct students in all matters related to research and inquiry, citation, information gathering, evaluation, and synthesis.
  • Integrate the Brimmer and May Research Scope and Sequence into instruction. Resource and Literature Guide
  • Have a passion for and current knowledge of children's literature and be able to inspire that in others.
  • Demonstrated experience building and navigating a library collection consisting of up to date digital and print resources.
  • Enthusiasm for the curation and teaching of digital resources.
  • Have a thorough understanding of library management. Technical and Pedagogical expertise:
  • Lead, model, and coach the use of effectively integrated technology skills in a 1:1 iPad environment.
  • Internal consultant for curriculum planning and instruction as pertains to information literacy and technology, provide back up technical support to teachers when possible.
  • Comfort with and enthusiasm for the maker movement and vision to incorporate it into the curriculum, serve as 3D printer support person.

Team Player:

  • Strong ability to communicate and work collaboratively with faculty, students, parent volunteers, administrators, library director, technology department, and other leaders of the Design Lab.
  • Keen problem solving skills and creativity, willingness to try new things.
  • Ability to coordinate the Design Lab space and materials, collaborate with teachers who use it, and facilitate communication for the space. 


 

Qualifications:

  • Masters in Library Science or equivalent.
  • Prior experience facilitating makerspace activities and/or professional development focused on the maker movement preferred.


Please send resume and cover letter to Megan Dolan, Director of Libraries, at MDolan@brimmer.org.

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Head of Technical Services, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Job Title:  Head of Technical Services, Full Time.  

 

Duties/Description:  A retirement this spring provides an exceptional opportunity to work and grow at Wakefield's public library. Position encompasses all aspects of technical services including:

  • Acquisitions, cataloging, and processing
  • Administration of the library's computer network that includes Evergreen ILS
  • Serials collection development and management
  • As Department Head, structure and supervise work of technical services staff
  • Coordinate with librarians on public and staff tech training and needs
  • Work with administration to develop services and appropriate budgets

 

You will inherit a robust system and have the opportunity to bring it into the future, with the prospect of shapingour forthcoming Technology Training Lab. 

 

Qualifications:  MLS or MLS candidate. Strong interest and demonstrable skills in technology and instruction. A successful candidate will bring to the job a curious mind, a sense of humor, and patience.

 

Salary:  $968.21 - $1,122.60/week, on a seven-step scale, based on education and experience.

Hours: 35.5 hours per week, including evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.  

Start date: May 28, 2019

Closing Date: open until filled

 

To Apply:  Send your resume and letter of application to 

Jaclyn Powers, Assistant Director

powers@noblenet.org

Beebe Library

345 Main St.

Wakefield, MA 01880

 

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Head of Reference, Bangor Public Library, Bangor, ME

The Bangor Public Library seeks a librarian to serve as the Head of the Reference Department. The position is responsible for leading a dynamic team of five full-time staff and two part-time staff who provide reference services, while also coordinating special collections, local history, adult programming, digital literacy classes, art gallery exhibits, art collections, and part of the Library's interlibrary loan responsibilities. The Head of Reference is a member of a team of staff in leadership roles who work with the Director to provide vision and direction to the Library.


The Library seeks a candidate with a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or international equivalent) and a minimum of five years of experience working directly with the public. We are looking for a someone with unparalleled leadership, listening, communication, and organizational skills; someone who can direct, support, and delegate work to library staff; someone who can help to represent the Bangor Public Library to the greater Bangor community and statewide library community. Candidates with supervisory experience in a library environment and candidates with a subject specialization will receive additional consideration.


The position is available immediately and the Library hopes to fill the position by May of this year. The current salary range for the position is $45,300 to $60,840.


Review of applications will begin on February 18, and applications will be accepted until the search committee closes the pool to new applicants. Applicants, please email Tina Hustus (thustus@bangorpubliclibrary.org) a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references. The full job description can be found online at https://www.bangorpubliclibrary.org/employment/.

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Research & Access Specialist, Springfield College, Springfield, MA

Springfield College seeks applications for the position of Research & Access Specialist in the Office of Library Services in the college's Harold C. Smith Learning Commons. This position is one of three Research & Access Specialists that provide customer service, research assistance (in person and online via chat reference), and library services to the college community. They collaborate with other Library Services staff - especially Reference Librarians - to support Information Desk operations, including ongoing supervision of student workers and coordinate with two other points of service within the Learning Commons.

 

At Springfield College, we offer competitive and generous benefit options for employees and their families.

  • Tuition benefits for employees and dependents
  • Tuition exchange program for dependents
  • Generous paid time off benefits
  • 403(b) retirement plan (TIAA) with a generous college match
  • Medical and dental plans
  • Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
    • Health Care, Dependent Care
  • Life and accident insurance plans
  • Long-term disability
  • Optional voluntary benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Wellness benefits and programs
  • Free use of our state-of-the-art Wellness Center
  • Discounts on campus and with local businesses

 

Qualifications include:

  • Associate's degree required, Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Previous library experience highly desirable.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills needed to interact with diverse students, faculty and staff.
  • Experience with library databases, circulation systems, and digital resources and a familiarity with Google Suite and Microsoft Office needed.

This position requires a 35-hour work week from Sunday to Thursday, which often includes opening the building. 


Please direct all inquires to: 

Sharon Mosier, M.S. | Employment Manager

Springfield College

Office of Human Resources

smosier@springfieldcollege.edu

 

Springfield College is committed to enhancing diversity and equality in education and employment.

 

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Executive Director, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, VT

The Kellogg-Hubbard Library seeks a skilled Executive Director to provide strong nonprofit leadership to this dynamic and busy public library. The Kellogg-Hubbard is an incorporated library that serves the City of Montpelier and five neighboring towns.

 

Known for its outstanding public service and innovative programming, the library has a collection of 94,774 physical and digital items, an annual circulation of 282,000 (the second highest in Vermont), and brings in over 200,000 visitors each year. The library has a dedicated staff of eight full-time and eight part-time personnel, as well as dozens of volunteers.

 

The Executive Director is responsible for the library's consistent achievement of its strategic and financial objectives and enthusiastically serves as the primary spokesperson of the library. Candidates must have a public service background, strong fundraising skills and knowledge of the workings of local government. The Executive Director reports to the Board of Trustees.


Salary range is $60,000 - $70,000 with a competitive benefits package.

 

Applications will be accepted until March 20, 2019, although interviews may begin earlier. To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and the names of three references to: applications@kellogghubbard.org.

 

For the complete job description, please visit: https://www.kellogghubbard.org/employment-at-the-library.

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Youth Services Librarian, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, ME

Lithgow Public Library, the public library for Maine's capital city, is seeking an innovative Youth Services Librarian with a collaborative style to supervise Library Aides and Teen Services Coordinator and to oversee the Youth Services department in its daily function of literacy promotion, programs, and reference services while providing a safe and friendly atmosphere.

The successful candidate will have an ALA-accredited Masters of Library Science degree, a team-oriented approach, excellent communication skills, 1-3 years of supervisory experience and enthusiasm for working with a diverse public.

 

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical insurance, a pension, and generous paid time off. Pay scale is Non Union NU-17 $20.58 to $25.72 per hour, depending on the skills and background of the candidate.

 

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and three current references to Human Resources at HR@augustamaine.gov or to 16 Cony St., Augusta, ME, 04330. Applications will be accepted until  2/19/19.

 

For more information, contact Sarah Schultz-Nielsen, Library Director at (207) 626-2415 or

e-mail sarah@lithgowlibrary.org.

 

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Digital Services Librarian, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

Bridgewater State University's Library Services is located in the Clement C. Maxwell Library and is open an average of 94 hours each week during the academic year. It is a busy, dynamic place with classrooms, academic and administrative offices throughout the building. The library serves all BSU students, faculty, staff, area community members, and researchers from across the country and world.

Library Services is dedicated to meeting the needs of its communities, to updating its service models as pedagogies and librarianship evolve, to renewing the knowledge and skills of librarians and staff as practices change, to deploying new technologies to improve interactions with library users and to enhance user experiences.

 

Essential Duties:

Library Services seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented professional for the position of Digital Services Librarian. This is a tenure-track position reporting to the Director of Library Services. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with others to identify, develop, deploy, manage, improve, and provide ongoing maintenance for the library's digital publishing initiatives and its institutional repository with an emphasis on enhancing discovery, delivery, accessibility and usability of digitized content. The Digital Services Librarian investigates, evaluates, and recommends appropriate digital content for inclusion, including but not limited to images, data sets, audio, video, and other materials that support library services, teaching, learning, research, and creative activities as well as the tools to enhance digital content creation.

 

This Position:

  • Administers the institutional repository (currently Digital Commons).
  • Designs, develops, deploys, and provides ongoing maintenance for the library's digital publishing initiatives.
  • Digitizes relevant materials and learning objects creation. Supervises student workers involved with digitization.
  • Creates descriptive metadata utilizing national standards and best practices to optimize discovery.
  • Markets and promotes the digital repository to the campus, university alumni, and other institutions and individuals in the region.
  • Collaborates with the Archives & Special Collections Librarian and others (both on and off campus) to make historical materials available digitally in innovative ways, including creating online exhibits.
  • Creates and maintains policies and procedures guiding digital storage and preservation practices, including workflows for born-digital and digitized content.
  • Provides written reports, assessments, analyses, and documentation as needed and upon request.
  • Administers the Springshare platform and its tools in collaborations with Emerging Technologies & Systems Librarian.
  • Maintains the library's website quality control and ensures it is ADA compliant.
  • Serves as a liaison to repository and digital content management vendors.
  • Participates in campus and regional digital scholarship and publication initiatives.
  • Serves as a liaison to academic departments.
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relations with academic departments and faculty engaged in digital projects.
  • Participates in responsibilities for library policy decisions and project planning through committee and work group assignments.
  • Contributes to the profession and maintains professional knowledge through participation in appropriate state, regional and national library (and related) organizations.
  • Stays current with developments in librarianship, higher education. Stays current with developments in repository management and related products.

 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Relevant experience in an academic, large public, or special library, or in a related field.
  • Demonstrated experience using a wide variety of platforms, applications, hardware, software, and programming languages.
  • Demonstrated experience using institutional repositories and/or other digital asset management systems.
  • Demonstrated experience using a variety of metadata schema and file formats.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of various research methodologies.
  • Ability to effectively work independently and collaboratively.
  • Evidence of ability to successfully engage in professional activities and disciplinary scholarship to satisfy promotion and tenure requirements of the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) contract. http://mscaunion.org/contract/.

 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Second Master's degree in a related discipline (second master's degree required for promotion beyond associate librarian rank).
  • At least two years relevant experience in an academic or research library.
  • Experience using Digital Commons and/or other repository platforms, tools, and products.
  • Demonstrated experience managing projects.
  • Demonstrated experience with user experience and various assessment methodologies.
  • Demonstrated understanding of networks, server administration, and other technologies including but not limited to cloud-based tools and platforms.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting a diverse educational and work environments, and working with a diverse faculty and student populations.

 

Full job description and application instructions available at this link: https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/14593

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Library System Coordinator, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Amherst, MA

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

 

About UMass Amherst Libraries

UMass Amherst Libraries make up the largest publicly-supported research library in New England with more than eight million physical and digital items available to users. As a key partner in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and beyond, the Libraries foster a diverse, inclusive, and user-centered environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the skills necessary for independent learning and critical thinking. We value collaborations and partnerships; diversity and inclusion; innovation and creativity; openness and transparency; and sustainability and stewardship.

 

Job Summary

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Library Technology and the Five Colleges Librarians Council through the Dean of Libraries, the Library System Coordinator position leads the management and ongoing utilization of the Five Colleges' library software platform, related projects and auxiliary services.  Working with the UMass Amherst Libraries DRMS Unit and Systems & Library Technology Services Department staff, the primary library system contact(s) at each of the member libraries, the FOLIO Implementation Team, and the Five Colleges functional committees, the Coordinator facilitates communication and project efforts among the libraries and within the shared FOLIO system.  This includes maintaining common configuration tables, troubleshooting problem reports, writing custom reports, advising on workflow, coordinating software patches and upgrades, and providing training and documentation to library staff.  This position serves as the information conduit between the FOLIO community and the Five Colleges Libraries, including advocacy, possible enhancements, special LSP-related projects, and auxiliary services.  The incumbent is expected to maintain a broad and detailed mastery of FOLIO, interactions between FOLIO and other systems (including EBSCO Discovery), and other core applications while contributing to and advancing the collaborative vision of the Five Colleges Libraries

 

Essential Functions

  • Oversees ongoing implementation of the Five College Library system (FOLIO).  Working in consultation with the UMass Amherst Libraries DRMS Unit and Library Technology Services Department staff, the primary FOLIO contact(s) at each of the member libraries, the FOLIO Implementation Team and the other functional committees, formulates, disseminates, implements, administers and revises related policies and procedures as required.
  • Evaluates, recommends, and implements information technologies for continued improvement, maintenance, and administration of the FOLIO library system, related projects and auxiliary services, including:
    1. Working on special projects as necessary.
    2. Coordinates communication and efforts of the FOLIO implementation team and other committees dealing with the specific functional aspects of the consortial library system.
    3. Works collaboratively with the UMass Amherst Libraries DRMS Unit and Library Technology Services Department staff that provides software support for the Five Colleges library systems, related projects and auxiliary services.
    4. Maintain current knowledge of trends and best practices as they impact academic libraries.
    5. Participate in the Consortium's assessment program by collecting, maintaining, and analyzing collection usage statistics for monthly reports as needed.  Ensure transparency in sharing collection assessment activities to support data-driven decisions.
    6. May be asked to represent the Five Colleges at appropriate, selected professional meetings and conferences.
    7. Serve on internal and Five College library committees as needed.

 

Other Functions

  • Demonstrate, foster and cultivate a positive, proactive internal and external customer service culture amongst staff and student staff.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • Works a schedule which includes some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.

 

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

  • Master's degree in library sciences - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country.
  • Minimum of one (1) years of experience in a library or with a library software vendor.
  • Demonstrated understanding of MARC, other metadata formats and Unicode character encodings.
  • Demonstrated experience managing library systems.
  • Demonstrated experience with JSON and/or XML; Experience with JavaScript, Python, PERL and/or other languages.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and stay current with technical developments.

 

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday Daytime hours

Salary Information:

Librarian II or III

Librarian II salary floor is $60,500

Librarian III salary floor is 68,500.  Salary commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/XXX and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by January 11, 2019 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. 

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Part-Time Teen Services Library Programmer, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

The Fairfield Woods Branch Library in Fairfield, CT is seeking an energetic and engaging part-time teen services programmer to work in our very popular after-school teen and tween program from 2:00pm-5:00pm, 1-3 shifts per week. 


The successful candidate must have an interest and/or experience working with middle school students, be capable of designing and implementing appropriate STEM-based activities, be able to engage teens and tweens in conversation, encourage their participation in activities, and have the ability to manage large groups of teens and tweens. Education and Library Science students are encouraged to apply. 


This position pays $27.59 for MLS degree holders and $19.45 for non-MLS degree holders. Send a resume and cover letter to Fairfield Piblic Library, Jennifer Laseman - Teen Services via email: jlaseman@fplct.org

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Serials and Metadata Librarian, Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries at the Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

The Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries at the Boston University School of Law is seeking a Serials & Metadata Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Director, the Serials & Metadata Librarian is responsible for managing the acquisition, access, maintenance, and preservation of continuing resources in all formats. This person implements and monitors all library systems and technologies related to the bibliographic control and preservation of continuing titles, and is expected to participate in library committees and to participate in professional development and collaborative activities. There is the option to be hired as a Serials & Metadata Librarian or Senior Serials & Metadata Librarian depending on experience level. 

 

About the Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries 

The law library at Boston University holds one of the largest law school research collections in the United States and is the Collection Services team brings order to the chaos. We work closely with other libraries on campus, but our strong staff and independent structure allow us the flexibility to try new programs and seek creative solutions when meeting patron needs. Located on the Charles River in the heart of the Boston University campus, we are in a beautifully renovated building surrounded by a vibrant environment of arts and education. Boston University is an excellent employer, offering strong benefits packages, growth and development opportunities, and strong staff support. 

 

Job Responsibilities 

The Serials & Metadata Librarian reports to the Associate Director for Systems and Collection Services and is responsible for the following: 

  • Administrating and maintaining our extensive continuing resources collection 
  • Maintaining metadata, including copy cataloging, occasional original cataloging, and loading vendor-supplied MARC record sets 
  • Managing the workflow of the Serials Control Technician 
  • Assisting with collection development and maintenance, including serving on the Selections committee and performing the appropriate systems work to implement collections decisions and regularly working with vendors 

 

Qualifications 

We are looking for candidates with excellent attention to detail, interest in learning new systems, and an eye for improving procedures to increase efficiency. You should have: 

  • Experience working closely with and directing the work of others 
  • Excellent attention to detail 
  • Strong organizational skills and experience managing a complex workload 
  • A strong interest in improving library services through new projects 
  • Familiarity with legal publishing 
  • Comfort working with next-generation integrated library systems, such as Ex Libris's Alma 
  • Master's degree in library science and 1-3 years of experience managing library resources, or 3 years or more experience in managing library resources 

 

How to Apply 

Please submit a cover letter and resume to https://www.bu.edu/hr/careers/.  

 

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Data Services Librarian, Boston College, Newton, MA

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.

 

Job Description

Boston College Libraries is seeking a collaborative, innovative, and knowledgeable individual with experience working with research data analysis, curation, and management to support the data-intensive needs of faculty, staff, and students at Boston College. The Data Services Librarian will collaborate closely with a team of library staff to expand the data support services that the Boston College Libraries offer. 

 The successful candidate will be expected to provide advice and support for projects related to data collection, cleaning, analysis, curation, documentation, and management and will be asked to establish working relationships with stakeholders across the university research enterprise. S/he will be responsible for providing training sessions on these topics and presenting to groups across campus about the Libraries' data services. The successful candidate will also be up-to-date on trends, sources, and issues in open and public scholarship, including open access, data, education, and open source tools, and will have hands-on experience with the key tools and techniques in the field. 


Full-Time Equivalent Hiring Range: $61,400 to $76,750; salary commensurate with relevant experience.



Requirements

This position requires an advanced degree in a data-intensive field, or a Master's Degree in library science, or relevant work experience.


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 http://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.

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Digital Access and Metadata Librarian, Emerson College, Boston, MA

The Digital Access and Metadata Librarian works to implement and maintain digital access projects including: development and implementation of metadata strategies, digitization of analog materials, and digital asset management. Collaborates with the Digital Archivist on digital preservation and the Cataloger/Metadata Technician on metadata production for access. This position is a liaison to Library, Instructional Technology Group (ITG), and IT staff, external vendors and partners, and consortia. Core responsibilities include identifying digitization projects, organizing teams to develop workflows, creating and managing metadata, and working with stakeholders.

This position is full-time (36.25 hours/week), exempt staff. It is covered under Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Local 888. 


Qualifications

Required

  • ALA accredited master's degree in library/information science or equivalent experience.
  • 2-5 years of library experience with digital access or curation responsibilities, including project management responsibilities.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective programs, complex projects, and services.
  • Knowledge of metadata schemas and standards (such as AACR2, Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, RDA, and TEI) and controlled vocabularies such as LCSH.
  • Knowledge of how to create metadata for both analog and digital objects, including understanding of DACS and MARC cataloging standards.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current and emerging trends in digital asset management theory, standards and technologies to enable access to digital records.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to thrive and actively participate in an environment that supports diversity and inclusion.

Preferred 

  • Knowledge of issues related to the ingest, maintenance, and preservation of digital objects.
  • Awareness of developments in the Digital Humanities.
  • Knowledge of issues related to intellectual property, copyright, and accessibility for born-digital and digitized objects.    

 

Duties 

  • Develops and documents policies and procedures concerning digital objects and metadata, establishes workflow, implements appropriate standards and best practices, and conducts quality assurance for digital collections.
  • Collaborates with Digital Archivist on archival special collections projects and the Cataloger/Metadata Technician on metadata production for access.
  • Evaluates and prepares items for digitization and provides or reviews metadata for born-digital and digitized objects.
  • Establishes standards for Cataloger/Metadata Technician.
  • Oversees batch loading of metadata records of Emerson-generated content and works with external digitization vendors and partners such as Digital Commonwealth.
  • Remains current with emerging standards and strategies.
  • Provides metadata or complex and original cataloging for materials in analog and electronic formats, such as print books and ebooks, print and electronic serials, streaming and analog media, born-digital and digitized objects, whether owned or licensed by the institution. Oversees batch loading of metadata records.
  • Works with ITG, IT, Assistant Library Director for Systems and Technology, and external vendors to maintain, troubleshoot and implement systems, both open source and commercial, that form the underlying infrastructure for the Library's digital access management systems such as JSTOR Forum and the integrated library system (ILS).
  • Collaborates with Fenway Library Organization and other consortia librarians, Emerson staff, and stakeholders to evaluate new systems and products.
  • Works with librarians, archivists, and other staff and faculty to identify and prepare items for digitization.
  • Collaborates with them to create and maintain online exhibits to enhance discovery of and access to digital materials.
  • Assists the library by identifying and applying for grants and external funding for digital initiatives, and other duties as assigned. 


Salary: Grade 16 (https://www.emerson.edu/human-resources/benefits/staff-compensation/salary-range)

For full posting and to apply: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/18904 

 

Additional Information

Emerson College believes diversity enriches the educational experience by providing students with the opportunity to learn from individuals who may have different backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. Engagement with diversity in the curriculum, in our co-curricular offerings, and all other aspects of the College enhances the personal and intellectual growth of all members of our campus community. Emerson is committed to strengthening communities, including our workplace, by fostering the development of the intercultural competencies necessary for meaningful citizenship in an increasingly complex, pluralistic society.

Emerson College does not discriminate on the basis of sex/gender in its educational programs or activities. Emerson has designated the Associate Vice President, Title IX, and Clery Coordinator to respond to inquiries regarding the College Sexual Misconduct Policy. The Title IX Coordinator may be reached at 8 Park Plaza, Transportation Bldg, Room 230 Boston, MA 02116; Telephone: 617-824-8999; email: titleix@emerson.edu

In accordance with the federal Clery and Campus SaVE Acts, Emerson College commits to providing all current and prospective students and employees with access to the annual campus security reports for each of our campuses. This report may be accessed from the Emerson College Police Department website.

 

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Part-Time Branch Librarian, Beverly Public Library - Farms Branch, Beverly Farms, MA

The part-time branch librarian works under the general supervision of the Head of Branch Services.  This is a part-time position with one morning and one evening per week year round and every Saturday October through May.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Include the following; other duties may be assigned.

  • Responsible for working as a reference/circulation/children's librarian at a busy, service-oriented branch library. The work requires the exercise of considerable skill, initiative, and independent judgment.
  • Must be able to assist patrons in a friendly and professional manner with their information needs.
  • Must be adept at working with children, adults, and young adults.
  • Plans, coordinates, and presents services, resources, and programs designed to interest children.
  • Must enjoy working with children.
  • Conducts story hours and other programs in the library and in the community designed to develop among children a love of reading and learning.
  • Responsible for opening and closing the branch library building.
  • Instructs patrons in the use of the online catalog and other library resources.
  • Troubleshoots various equipment, such as PCs, printers, LCD projector, etc.
  • Assists in monitoring the behavior and conduct of patrons in the Library.
  • Ensures that supplies are stocked.

 

Qualifications:

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


Full/Part Time: Part Time

Education: BA/BS

Salary: $18.38/hour (Librarian 1), $25.90/hour (Staff Librarian), depending on qualifications

Closing Date: 02/08/2019


How to Apply:

Interested applicants should submit resumes to Martha Morgan, Beverly Public Library - Farms Branch, 24 Vine Street, Beverly, MA 01915 or email mamorgan@noblenet.org no later than Friday, February 8, 2019.

 

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Temporary Manuscript Processor - Historical & Special Collections, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

The Manuscript Processor will process collections of HLS faculty papers and make them available for research using minimal (light) processing guidelines developed by the Harvard Library's Joint Processing Guidelines Working Group. The Manuscript Processor will work to make HLS modern manuscript collections open for research.  Following guidelines developed by the Harvard Library's Joint Processing Guidelines Working Group, the processor will assist in establishing collection level control of recently acquired faculty papers, as well as legacy collections. This is a part-time temporary non-benefited position, 14 hours per week through June 2019, with the possibility for an extension contingent upon continued funding.

 

Typical Duties

  • Under the guidance of the Curator of Modern Manuscripts in the Harvard Law School Library's Historical & Special Collections unit, the Manuscript Processor will process collections to either an "unprocessed B" or "Level I" standard as described in the Joint Processing Guidelines.
  • Develop policies and procedures to adopt ArchivesSpace in processing workflows such as accessioning, creating a finding aid, etc.
  • Develop and maintain collection processing metrics, which will be used to plan large-scale application of minimal processing workflows to legacy collections.
  • Staff the Reading Room desk 2-4 hours per week.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Experience and Education

Required

  • Manuscript processing experience
  • Demonstrated familiarity with ArchivesSpace
  • Familiar with MS Office environment
  • Attention to detail
  • Strong writing and communication skills
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds; load, transport, and unload library materials on a cart; use a stepladder to shelve and retrieve manuscript boxes; operate hand-cranked compact shelving. Some materials may be dusty or moldy.

 

Strongly Preferred

  • MLS with Archives concentration completed or in progress
  • Experience working in a library special collections environment
  • Experience handling special collections materials

 

Schedule: Flexible between the days/hours of Monday - Friday 9:30 am to 5 pm. Tuesday/Thursday availability strongly preferred. The term of the position runs through June 2019, with the possibility of an extension. 

 

Salary: $22/hour. No benefits.

 

To apply: Please email a resume and cover letter to Edwin Moloy, Curator of Modern Manuscripts, emoloy@law.harvard.edu

 

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Product Specialist, Wolters Kluwer Health, Norwood, MA

Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of content for healthcare professionals, serving physicians, surgeons, nurses, allied health professionals, pharmacists, academics, payers, and the life sciences with solutions for research and development, the point-of-learning, the point-of-dispensing, and the point-of-care. Wolters Kluwer Health has three market-centered business units to serve the needs of its diverse customer base: Medical Research, Professional & Education, and Clinical Solutions.


Professionals, researchers, students, and information managers in the scientific and healthcare communities rely on Ovid for the information they need to explore a new theory, fuel a new discovery, inform ongoing research, and improve patient care. We provide customized clinical, research, and educational solutions that help each individual and each organization transform information into knowledge.


We are searching for a Product Specialist to be located in our Norwood, MA office.


The Product Support Specialist (PSS) provides technical and customer service support for Wolters Kluwer Medical Research applications. Through analysis and problem solving we facilitate implementation, maintenance, education, and documentation for online solutions. Our customer base spans medical and academic researchers who interact with the team via phone, email, and web-based queries. Wolters Kluwer's Health LRP Product Support team is recognized for excellence in customer service by Omega Management Group's NorthFace ScoreBoard Award. This award affirms our commitment to best-in-class service and demonstrates that we continue to raise the bar to maintain our status as the premier customer service provider for our industry. Candidates have the opportunity to join a team that is recognized and respected globally by industry colleagues and peers, press and our customers.


The PSS will take ownership of issues and manage them through resolution. Daily activities require liaising with other departments and diagnosing problems submitted directly by customers or escalated via our global support group and other parts of the organization. All activity is recorded in CRM systems for tracking purposes.


Full training on our wide product range and all tools necessary to address customer requests will be provided. Ongoing training sessions will be conducted on existing as well as new products/tools/processes. 


This position is critical to the satisfaction and success of our customers and serves as the primary contact for problems or questions about all products and services. The successful employee will be expected to adhere to Wolters Kluwer's Values in all daily activities. 

  • Focus on Customer Success
  • Make it Better
  • Aim High and Deliver
  • Win as a Team

 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Respond to technical and service inquiries within department SLAs
  • Foster a close relationship with the global Customer Support team, ensuring enhancement requests, bugs, and other product issues are communicated across the team and tracked appropriately
  • Utilize CRM systems to log and track all communications related to customer inquiries
  • Support self-service initiatives by contributing content fo customer-facing and internal Knowledgebases
  • Develop and support custom product solutions for individual accounts
  • Proactively communicate with customers to introduce new features and functionality, and maintain custom solutions
  • Lead on-boarding activities for new customer accounts
  • Collaborate closely with the sales team to support new business and customer retention efforts
  • Apply company values to maintain team goals, a collaborative environment, and to meet all service levels

Secondary Responsibilities:

  • Test upcoming software releases and provide feedback to development/technology teams
  • Participate on cross-functional teams to prepare the global support team for products and services
  • Serve as a mentor to new team members
  • Attend conferences to provide support to sales, marketing, and our customer base

 

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree or equivalent years of experience 
  • 2+ years diagnosing and resolving software problems
  • Strong track record in customer service
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience supporting mission-critical hosted applications
  • General knowledge of Internet technologies/protocols such as HTTP, HTML, XML, XLS, CSS, JavaScript 
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Well organized, self-motivated, and able to prioritize a high workload
  • Flexible and supportive approach to team work
  • Articulate, well presented and comfortable in front of customers, peers and executive teams
  • Spanish fluency (verbal and written), preferred but not required
  • A degree level in Library Sciences, preferred, but not required
  • Knowledge of medical software technology/information, preferred, but not required
  • Professional experience in an STM Publishing company, preferred, but not required
  • Some familiarity with authentication and firewalls, preferred, but not required
  • Basic understanding of UNIX commands, preferred, not required
  • General knowledge of OpenURL, z39.50, Web Services, preferred, but not required
  • Experiencing supporting mobile device solutions (primarily on the iPad), preferred, but not required

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


About Wolters Kluwer

Wolters Kluwer N.V. (AEX: WKL) is a global leader in information services and solutions for professionals in the health, tax and accounting, risk and compliance, finance and legal sectors. We help our customers make critical decisions every day by providing expert solutions that combine deep domain knowledge with specialized technology and services. 

Wolters Kluwer reported 2017 annual revenues of €4.4 billion. The company, headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands, serves customers in over 180 countries, maintains operations in over 40 countries and employs 19,000 people worldwide. Wolters Kluwer shares are listed on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

For more information about our solutions and organization, visit www.wolterskluwer.com, follow us on TwitterFacebookLinkedIn, and YouTube.


EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Wolters Kluwer U. S. Corporation and all of its subsidiaries, divisions and customer/business units is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

 

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Substitute Reference Librarian, Goodnow Library, Sudbury, MA

The Goodnow Library seeks an energetic substitute Reference librarian to provide outstanding customer service to its patrons. Ability and enthusiasm for multi-tasking, and adapting to new technologies and services a must.

The ideal candidate will be well-organized, detail oriented, able to work independently and have outstanding customer service skills. A flexible schedule, knowledge of reference sources, current popular literature, and experience with Microsoft Office are a must. Shifts will vary, but primarily include evening and weekend hours. MLS or MLS candidacy required. ACORI will be required for the successful candidate.

Salary: $23.40/hr.tostart. AA/EOE.

 

Resumes received by February 11, 2019 will receive priority.

 

To Apply: Please send a resume and cover letter to Emily Tricco at TriccoE@sudbury.ma.us

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Adult Services Librarian & Technology Specialist, Kingston Community Library, Kingston, NH

Job Title: Adult Services and Technology Specialist  

Duties and Responsibilities: 
Provides adult services. Provides technology support and training to the community via individual support and classes. Oversight of technical software and hardware, technology planning, website development, and maintenance. Manages ILS software and reports. Workflow and procedure development. Provides assistance, training and mentoring to the staff in oversight of circulation, cataloging, classification and maintenance of the library collection. Creates marketing materials, catalogs, and develops programming. Develops new programming and introduces new technology. Stays up-to-date on the latest technology trends. Utilize social media for outreach and to inform library users. Maintains log of computer network changes. 

 

Job Requirements:‪

  • 2 years minimum experience providing ‪technical support
  • Library program development, marketing and hosting
  • Office suite; Word, Excel, Powerpoint & Outlook
  • Outlook & Outlook Express email configuration,
  • In depth knowledge of Windows OS
  • ‪PC imaging and configuration
  • Savvy with search engine techniques
  • Experience with Mac and ILS is preferred, but not required
  • Website design and development
  • Library circulation software support
  • Procedure development and writing
  • Grant writing
  • TCP/IP, Routers, WAPs, Wireless, and other networking devices
  • Spyware / adware removal tools / antivirus programs

 

Job Duties:

  • Apply skills described above to resolve clients' issues
  • Troubleshoot software, hardware, network issues & peripherals
  • Provide reference and reader's advisory service to phone-in, walk-in and web-based reference patrons as well as assist with general desk duties.
  • Troubleshoot technology problems for staff and public including issues with the Internet, social media, smartphones, tablets, eReaders, computer applications and library system software.
  • Perform collection development activities as assigned.
  • Attend professional workshops, continuing education courses, and regional and network seminars and meetings.
  • Represent the library to community groups as assigned.
  • Evaluate and prioritize the needs of the library's adult services on a regular basis 
  • Removal of viruses/malware
  • Software upgrades and installation
  • PC Imaging and configuration
  • Helping end users understand software
  • Call clients' vendors for warranty and troubleshooting issues


Accountability: Reports to the Library Director. Works collaboratively with the Library Director, Circulation Assistants, Youth Services Librarian and Youth Services Assistant.


Experience: MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program OR A bachelor's degree in a related field AND two (2) years of any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Will consider applicants who are in their final semester of their Masters in Library Science program from an accredited institution.Previous library experience desirable.  Knowledge of MS Office suite required and graphic arts experience is desirable. Experience helping staff and the public with technology questions and training. Wide knowledge of computer software, hardware, internet, and mobile devices required. Knowledge of WYSIWYG web authoring software preferred. Knowledge of Deep Freeze, firewalls and security software preferred.


Salary: Full time salaried.  
Benefits: Medical, Dental
Schedule: 40 hours per week; be available to work evenings and Saturday hours.
Deadline: Open until filled. 


To Apply: Submit resumé, cover letter and the contact information of three references as .PDF files via email at Director@kingston-library.org

Kingston Community Library is an EEOC employer.                                                                        (app. 12/18)

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Executive Director, Minuteman Library Network, Natick, MA

The Minuteman Library Network, in Natick, Massachusetts, is seeking an Executive Director due to an upcoming retirement. This is a rare opportunity to lead an innovative, collaborative, future facing, membership-driven library network in the Metrowest Boston area.


Top candidates' experience should reflect our core values:  encouragement of consensus-building, acceptance of a diversity of opinions, attitudes of respect and open-mindedness, and a willingness to take informed risks.  


The Minuteman Library Network is a diverse group of 41 public and academic libraries plus a Central Site staff working together to provide excellent service and value to member libraries and their patrons through current technologies, efficient resource sharing, collaboration, and shared expertise. Minuteman is funded through annual membership fees, along with support for telecom and resource sharing through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC).


Formed in 1983, Minuteman Library Network serves the Metrowest Boston communities in Massachusetts, a vibrant region with a strong culture of support for libraries, education, and innovation. The Central Site office is conveniently located 18 miles west of Boston, with quick access to major roadways including I-90 and Route 9, as well as an abundance of shopping and restaurant options.


The Executive Director's job description, salary and how to apply can be accessed here: https://www.minlib.net/employment-opportunities.  Closing date is March 1, 2019.  Travel stipend considered for top candidates.


For more information about the Minuteman Library Network, visit our website: www.minlib.net.

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Project Catalogers (Short-Term Contract), The Donohue Group, Inc., Windsor, CT

The Donohue Group, Inc. (DGI) has immediate FULL- AND PART-TIME contract positions available (37.5 hours/week) for a short-term cataloging project in the Boston area. Project is expected to begin in February 2019 and continue into July 2019.

 

Duties: Perform copy and original (brief record) cataloging on a variety of materials. 

 

Required qualifications

  • MLS (ALA accredited) OR equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience; fluency in English. Candidates musthave recent experience in original and copy cataloging. Familiarity and recent work experience with RDA, AACR2, LC classification, LCSH, OCLC and MARC editing. 
  • Extreme attention to detail, a willingness to ask questions, and the ability to adapt to changing project specifications. Productivity and accuracy will be monitored and must be maintained. 
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, get up to speed quickly and navigate smoothly through various software programs. 

 

Compensation: $17.50 per hour. Those with the ability to commit to the full project timeline will be given preference. 

 

Note: This project includes materials in a variety of languages. Applicants with experience cataloging in languages other than English are encouraged to apply. 

 

To Apply: Please email cover letter (highlighting language competencies) and resume to: Pat McCurdy-Crescimanno, MLS, Manager, Business Development, The Donohue Group, Inc. at dgijobs@dgiinc.com. 

 

Address: The Donohue Group, Inc., 41 Mechanic Street, Windsor, CT 06095. 

Website: https://www.dgiinc.com/careers/

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Supervisor of Youth Services, Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth, NH

LIBRARIAN II: Supervisor of Youth Services                                                           

Classification: Grade 13A

Salary Scale: $51,125-$65,486

Full Time: 37.5 hours/week

 

Nature of Work

The purposes of this position are to dynamically lead the Youth Services department in providing and administering a rich and diverse range of services for children and teens; to create a welcoming, warm, respectful and inspirational environment in which library patrons and staff learn, grow and thrive; and to facilitate and participate in collaborative decision making both within the department and with other library staff and administrators.

This includes supervising department personnel and functions, acquiring and maintaining diverse, up-to-date, top notch collections; using and training others to use information technology to access information and cultural materials which fulfill customer needs; providing suitable places for patrons to partake in intellectual, communal and playful activities; and working cooperatively with City departments, businesses, academic and cultural organizations and schools to meet the specific needs of the City's diverse populations. 

This position also involves conducting an ongoing "environmental scan" seeking out opportunities for new and/or improved library services, materials, programs, displays, furniture, space usage, community partnerships, and other forms of innovation.

Performance is subject to review according to the City's personnel plan through observation, reports and the results achieved.

 

Examples of Essential Job Function

1. Plans, coordinates and administers the operations of all services for children and teens by developing and implementing approved department procedures, maintaining records and statistics, assisting in annual budget preparation and interviewing staff candidates.

2. Keeps library collections for children and teens current and effective by strategically selecting materials in multiple formats and weeding the collection continuously.  Selection is accomplished through evaluating materials, reading reviews, and drawing upon knowledge of children's and teen's literature and youth development. Weeding involves evaluating the physical condition and usefulness of all materials in the collection.

3. Provides reference assistance for children and teen level inquiries.  Aids customers in locating desired materials by providing readers advisory services, teaching the use of library reference sources and the online catalog, searching reference materials to answer a wide variety of questions and by conducting sophisticated information searches using print resources and electronic databases. Prepares bibliographies for the library, schools and other organizations.

4. Develops, implements and supervises a diverse range of programs and services for children and teens, including providing book talks, leading story hours, creating displays, visiting area schools and community groups to discuss library programs, conducting library tours, planning and leading the implementation of all summer reading programs for children and teens, and much more.

5. Works with colleagues to publicize and promote Youth, Teen and All Ages library programs and services in the community.

6. Oversees Youth Services web pages and communications, and the department's contribution to the library's creative, collaborative social media presence.

7. Provides supervision to department staff by making job assignments and evaluating work performed, and by orienting and training new employees on library and department procedures.

8. Helps develop, interpret and implement library policies, rules and procedures and assists in their evaluation for effectiveness, efficiency and contribution to customer service.

 9. Prepares statistical reports, customer surveys and management reports.

10. Monitors the behavior and conduct of library patrons.

 

Examples of Other Job Functions

1. May teach computer classes and provide other forms of technology instruction.

2. May assist with grant writing and fulfillment.

3. May participate on and/or chair library committees.

4. May assist with library exhibits.

5. May contribute to library electronic and print publications.

6. May oversee Youth Services participation in large scale, library-wide programs.

7. Performs such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned.

 

Environment, Working Conditions, Mental and Physical Effort 

Works in office, library and/or school environments which are subject to uncomfortably warm or cool temperatures.  Continuous intellectual effort is required to maintain a current knowledge of library resources, intellectual development, literature and information resources.  The work requires lifting print and other materials, office equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds and being able to carry a reasonable quantity of materials from places where they are stored to places where they may be used.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Capabilities

An incumbent in this position consistently demonstrates a(n)...

1. Thorough understanding of theories of infant, child and adolescent learning and development and their implications for library service.

2. Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library administration and services to children, teens an caregivers; thorough knowledge of the reading abilities, interests and needs of children of different ages; thorough knowledge of children's literature and developments in the children's and young adult's library field; thorough knowledge of children's collections, long and near term planning, children's and young adult's program development, the administration of library operations, contemporary supervisory and personnel practices and the use of information technology in children's services. 

3. Strong ability to supervise personnel and work in a high-energy, team-oriented environment. This includes effective delegation of responsibilities to appropriate staff.

4. Excellent personal example of providing a high level of service to customers. Proven ability to work effectively with children, teens, parents, teachers and other caregivers.

5.  Ability to develop, implement and present programs for children and teens. Creative abilities in such areas as storytelling, art and dramatics.

6. Expertise in locating and providing assistance using relevant print, media and other materials to meet the intellectual, educational, cultural and entertainment needs of children, teens, parents, teachers, caregivers and the public.

7. Expertise using Microsoft Office applications and conducting online research using free and subscription-based services.

8. Proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, co-workers, employees in other municipal Departments and City officials. This includes excellent verbal and written communication skills, excellent listening skills, and the ability to make clear presentations, reports, and give clear instructions.

9. Commitment to ongoing professional development and the necessary judgment and public relations skills to deal with people effectively and appropriately.

 

 

Minimum Required Qualifications

Candidates must possess a master's Degree in Library Science and two or more years of related professional library experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities.  He/she must have supervisory experience.  He/she must have proficiency and experience with office productivity software and a demonstrated ability and interest in using computers, the Internet, mobile and emerging technologies as it relates to resources and services for children and teens.

 

(The above descriptions are illustrative.  They are intended as guides for personnel actions and are not complete itemizations of all facets of any job.)

 

APPLY TO:    Click Here to apply by email or Click Here to download an application form

          City of Portsmouth

          Human Resources Office                    Human Resources Director:

          1 Junkins Ave.                                     Dianna Fogarty

          Portsmouth, NH  03801                      (603) 610-7270

 

The City of Portsmouth is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

 

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

Job Title: Patron Services Assistant (Part Time)

Date Written: January 17, 2018

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

Immediate Supervisor: Patron Services Librarian


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

 

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

1. Staffing the Circulation desk (30%)

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

 

2. Filling Document Delivery orders (30%)

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

 

3. Performing Collection Maintenance (30%)

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

 

4. Other duties as assigned (10%)

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

 

Position Requirements: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Compensation: $15 per hour

 

Contact:               

Submit letter of interest and resume to: 

Andrew Hyland, Patron Services Librarian

Social Law Library

John Adams Courthouse

1 Pemberton Square

Boston, MA 02108-1792

Voice (617) 226-1500

Fax (617) 523-2458

e-mail:joblistings@socialaw.com

 

 

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

 

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Part Time Assistant Librarian, North Shore Community College, Lynn, MA

North Shore Community College seeks an enthusiastic and student-focused librarian reporting to the Coordinator of Public Services to provide reference and instructional services on the Lynn campus during daytime hours when classes are in session. The Librarian will provide individual and group instruction sessions, assist with circulation and reserves, and participate in ongoing library initiatives. The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse community of users and share a commitment to support student learning.

This is a 20 hour per week daytime position, with requests for reemployment considered for renewal each semester for the academic year and for summer sessions.  Hours will be negotiated between Monday and Friday from 8 am - 4pm based on the Library's needs.

 

Duties & Responsibilities:

1.    Provides reference services, online assistance, and one-on-one library instruction that promotes the information literacy competencies of our students

2.    Assists in providing chat, email, and SMS reference support on an assigned schedule

3.    Offers class instruction in information literacy

4.    Participates in the assessment of student learning and evaluation of the overall effectiveness of our instructional services

5.    Participates in collection development activities

6.    Assists in collection maintenance projects

7.    Assists in the development of new library programs and services

8.    Serves as a backup for the access services assistant as needed

9.    Performs other duties, as required

 

Requirements:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program (MLS Candidate may be considered with appropriate coursework)
  • Reference and instruction experience
  • Knowledge of online databases and Internet resources
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Reliability and dependability are extremely important

 


Additional Information:

Salary:  $28.29 per hour This is a non-benefited, MCCC Unit position.

Starting date: February 4th, 2019

 

About North Shore Community College: 

NSCC is one of 15 Massachusetts community colleges. The college serves 26 cities and towns along the coastal region from north metropolitan Boston to Cape Ann. Since its founding in 1965, NSCC has grown from a single building to three campuses, and from five to nearly 90 academic programs of study. The college has an urban campus in downtown Lynn, a suburban campus in Danvers and a cosmetology and culinary center in Middleton. Nearly 35,000 students have graduated from NSCC. The college is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education.

 

Application Instructions:

Submit resume and cover letter indicating how your experience matches the qualifications of the position. 

Please apply here: http://www.northshore.edu/hr/jobs/

 

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.

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Education & Information Services Librarian, Boston University Alumni Medical Library, Boston, MA

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Salary: Grade 73

Tracking Code: 6022 



Job Description:

Position works collaboratively with a team of librarians to deliver an extensive array of curriculum-integrated instruction classes on the medical campus; provides instruction to students, residents, faculty and staff and creates online tutorials in support of the education program;. This position provides Reference/Research services at the Reference Desk and by-appointment. This position possesses technical proficiency and participates in the development and maintenance of the Library's website and participates in bibliometric, data management and other projects. This position participates in professional duties and responsibilities.



Required Skills:

Required Skills Masters Degree in Library Science (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution. Schedule is Sunday - Thursday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm; flexibility to work occasional evenings to teach classes is required. Must have excellent oral & written communication skills, organizational skills, and ability to work cooperatively in a team-oriented environment. Must have ability to effectively provide classroom and individual instruction. Position rotates Intersession coverage.

 

Work Experience Level: 1-3 years required.

 

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. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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Project Archivist, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

In preparation for its 150th anniversary in 2025, Wellesley College seeks an entry-level archivist with processing experience for a three-year project to improve access to institutional records and manuscript collections in the Wellesley College Archives. The primary job responsibility of the Project Archivist will be to process collections. They will also support the daily work of the Archives by assisting with reference, outreach, instruction, and digitization. 

This term position within Library and Technology Services includes full benefits.  The Project Archivist reports to the College Archivist and works closely with the Assistant Archivist.

Wellesley College is a private, nonprofit liberal arts college for women founded in 1870 and opened for classes in 1875..  The College Archives holds more than 7,000 linear feet of materials in a variety of formats and serves researchers throughout the Wellesley community and around the world.

 

Key responsibilities

  1. Arranges and describes (processes) materials with continuing legal, informational or historical value, that provide documentary evidence of the history of Wellesley College and the individuals associated with it; formats include papers, electronic records, photographs, audiovisual materials, and the personal and professional papers of notable alumnae which support the academic mission of the College. The project archivist will be responsible for assisting with the supervision of student workers helping with processing efforts.
  2. Accessions incoming materials and assisting with adapting existing accessioning workflows to ensure best practices are met with efficiency of staff time.
  3. Provides research assistance to the Wellesley College community (including the Board of Trustees, upper administration, faculty, students, and alumnae) and outside researchers, including supervising researchers in the reading room.
  4. Assists the Digital Collections Librarian with digitization and metadata creation for materials from the Archives and targets collections that meet existing criteria for potential digitization projects.
  5. Assists the College Archivist and Assistant Archivist with outreach and instruction.

 

Required qualifications

  • Master's degree in library science, history, or related field with a specialization or significant coursework in archives, OR graduate degree in any field with demonstrated knowledge of archives, such as Certified Archivist status or post-graduate training. Current master's candidates who have made significant progress towards a degree are encouraged to apply. 
  • Six months of full time or equivalent experience with processing archival collections, including institutional records and manuscript collections 
  • Knowledge of or experience with standard archival principles and practices, especially metadata standards (DACS, EAD, LCSH) and best practices for processing analog and digital collections 
  • Ability to manage large-scale and long-term projects, including developing workflows, writing documentation, and maintaining statistics 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills 
  • Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.

 

Preferred qualifications

  • Prior supervisory experience in any work or volunteer setting
  • Experience working in college/university archives
  • Experience conducting research in archival collections
  • Experience working with users in archives or libraries, or other customer service experience
  • Experience with ArchivesSpace or other archives collection management software

 

 

To apply, visit https://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2637

 

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Director of Children's Services, The Farmington Libraries, Farmington, CT

The Farmington Libraries are seeking a creative and enthusiastic leader dedicated to children's library services to serve as head of our vibrant children's department. The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of children's literature, strong reader's advisory and customer service skills, as well as demonstrated ingenuity in children's programming. This position reports to the Executive Director, and as a member of the Libraries' management team, works closely with other department heads and managers towards a shared vision of the Library.

 

The successful candidate will possess strong written and oral communication skills, a commitment to collaboration, community outreach experience, and knowledge of current trends and technologies in library services to children. 

 

Qualifications: MLS or MS in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution required; minimum of 3 years progressively responsible experience in a public library setting with a focus on children's services, and two years supervisory experience.

 

This is a full-time 35-hour per week position including evening and weekend shifts. The starting salary is $70,070. The Libraries offer a generous benefits package including paid vacation time, health insurance and a defined pension plan. 

 

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Laura A. Horn, Executive Director at lhorn@farmingtonlibraries.org by Friday, February 8th. The Farmington Libraries are an EOE/AA employer.

 

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Access Services Coordinator, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Access Services supports the Harvard Library mission by delivering a high standard of service; cultivating a welcoming environment that is supportive of academic research and inquiry; stewarding the university collection; and connecting the academic community to the vast array of library resources.  We support the teaching and scholarly mission of the University through collaborative partnerships with the community of students, scholars and professionals at Harvard and beyond.
 
Reporting to the Access Services Manager at Widener Library, the Access Services Coordinator carries out various tasks at the Widener Library to provide access to Harvard Library and its collections. Under the general guidance of the Access Services Manager at Widener Library, the Access Services Coordinator performs a variety of advanced library duties requiring substantial knowledge of library systems and procedures to provide access to collections and process library materials. Working cooperatively with colleagues in Access Services and other Harvard Library units, this position supports a broad range of public services for library users and actively engages in cross-unit collaboration. This is a highly visible position responsible for exercising significant independent judgment, operating within a busy environment, actively assisting users, and monitoring multiple library functions.
 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Student Workers:  Assist with hiring, overseeing, and organizing the work of a large pool of student workers; supervise, train, schedule, and assign tasks to student workers; organize activities, distribute work, and oversee performance of daily tasks; address coverage gaps; approve and reconcile reported time for student workers

  • Circulation:  Open and close library and/or Access Services work areas including the Widener Billing and Privileges Office; perform tasks associated with the automated circulation system (charge/discharge and renew materials, create holds and recalls, change item statuses); communicate and enforce library policies; assist patrons with the use of the HOLLIS catalog and the library system to manage patron account information; process item requests; manage requests for off-site Depository materials; process incoming Harvard Depository materials and Harvard Direct transfers from other libraries; support security measures; supervise student workers

  • Stacks Maintenance & Reshelving: Process materials for reshelving and reshelve materials; monitor and maintain collection stacks in proper order and oversee arrangement of items on shelves; supervise and assign tasks to student workers charged with re-shelving, ID checking, and stacks maintenance projects; participate in collection management projects

  • Information Services: Answer informational and directional questions about Widener and other Harvard Libraries; use the HOLLIS catalog and Alma to locate materials and answer user questions; appropriately refer patrons with questions that require significant subject expertise; maintain an awareness of role of Access Services and its function within the Harvard Library and the University as a whole


The schedule for this position is Sun 12 from noon-8pm and Mon-Thu, 9am-5pm; hours subject to change based on annual academic cycle and department needs.

Library hours may vary from the formal University calendar. The regular schedule for this position may include work on holidays, inclement weather and official University closings. Assigned hours may change throughout the year based on the Academic Calendar. Approval for requests for time off during these periods is at the discretion of the supervisor based on business need.


Basic 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
  • 3+ years previous library or related experience required
  • 1+ years supervisory experience required

Additional Qualifications

  • College degree preferred
  • Experience with an online library catalog and management system (particularly Ex Libris's Alma system) and familiarity with electronic academic library resources preferred
  • Sensitivity to working in a diverse user environment
  • Ability to solve problems effectively and exercise discerning judgment
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work productively in a team environment
  • Ability to perform repetitive work tasks with overall accuracy, effectiveness, and attention to detail
  • Adaptable, able to flexibly adjust to changing workplace needs
  • This position involves regularly lifting and moving loads weighing up to 50 pounds; must be able to push heavy library book trucks
  • This position requires bending, squatting, stretching, and climbing small step stools when needed to retrieve books and shelve them

To view the complete position description and to apply, go to https://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobsand search as an external candidate for requisition 47918BR

 

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Part Time Librarian - Children's/Public Services, Peabody Institute Library, Peabody, MA

Job Title:   Librarian

Rate:       $26.06 per hour 

Schedule:   Part-time hours (19 hours/week maximum)

                                                                

Summary of Job Duties:  

To cover multiple temporary leaves, the Peabody Institute Library seeks a part-time temporary librarian to work through August of 2019 in the Children's and Public Services Departments.  This position requires some evening and weekend hours and the ideal candidate will be flexible with scheduling.  Reports to the Director and Assistant Director. Responsible for providing public services to library patrons in the Children's and Public Services Departments.  Specific duties may include the following:

 

Public Service Responsibilities

● Provide circulation, reference and readers' advisory services at busy Children's and Public Services desks

● Answer reference and homework help inquiries

● Assist patrons with library technology; troubleshoot hardware, software/network problems

 

Collection Development and Management

● Develop print collections to meet the needs of children ages 0-11 years

● Use print and electronic selection tools to evaluate materials for children

 

Programming

● Develop and conduct public programs, including storytimes that meet the needs of children

● Maintain public and staff calendars of Children's Department programs

● Create and distribute promotional material for Children's Library programs, including summer reading program through press releases, e-newsletter, flyers and social media

 

 Readers' Advisory Services

● Demonstrate familiarity with materials in the Children's collection

● Provide readers' advisory services to children and adults in person, by phone and online

● Create readers' advisory content for library displays, blog and social media

 

Qualifications:

This position requires a bachelor's degree and two years relevant experience.  Candidates who are currently enrolled in a bachelor's program, who have demonstrated progress toward degree, may be considered.  Experience working with children required; public library experience preferred.  Successful candidate will have relevant experience that includes outstanding technology, communication and public service skills.  Interested persons should contact Library Assistant Director Gerri Guyote for more information at guyote@noblenet.org .

 

Qualified candidates apply on or before January 23, 2019 at the City of Peabody Human Resources Office, City Hall, 24 Lowell Street, Peabody, MA 01960, or via email to ctrombley@peabody-ma.gov or via fax at 978-278-1544.  Optionally, candidates may apply directly to guyote@noblenet.org . The City of Peabody is an EOE.

 

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Children's Librarian/Preschool Specialist, Wiggin Memorial Library, Stratham, NH

Our team of top-notch youth services librarians is seeking a new team member to join us in offering high quality programs and services for children at a fun, award-winning public library.

 

The Wiggin Memorial Library in Stratham, NH is looking for an outgoing, energetic team member focused on serving children from birth to kindergarten and their families. The ideal candidate will enjoy working with children, have empathy for their interests and needs, and a dedication to advocating for their rights. Sense of humor, and knowledge of children's literature and other resources are a must. This position requires organization, discipline, flexibility and teamwork.

 

We pride ourselves on providing excellent, warm and welcoming customer service. We're looking for someone energized by front-line library work, and eager to represent the library in the best light. Must be a comfortable and frequent user of technology and show initiative and collaboration in decision making. Experience incorporating creative uses of music, movement, and art into programming preferred. 

 

Minimum Qualifications: Demonstrated success serving children and families including robust story time experience; a MLS/MSLIS including classes in youth services or any equivalent combination of education and experience which demonstrate the required knowledge, skills, personal attributes, and abilities.  

 

Beginning salary anticipated to be $45,000. Excellent benefits package. Full job description and more information available at https://www.library.strathamnh.gov/library-info/pages/employment-opportunities.



To apply, submit cover letter and resume to Library Director Lesley Kimball: wigginML@comcast.net or Wiggin Memorial Library, 10 Bunker Hill Ave., Stratham NH, 03885. Application materials must be received by 5 p.m. February 5, 2019 to be considered.

 

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Information Services Manager, Fidelity Foundations, Boston, MA

The Fidelity Foundations are a group of private, non-operating foundations that fund a diverse set of programs on a national and international scale. Areas of investment include education, arts and culture, health care, science, conservation and community services.In addition, the Foundations fund nonprofit organizations that strengthen the communities in which Fidelity Investments employees live and work.

Foundation grants are designed to encourage the highest standards of management and to create long-term self-reliance in nonprofit organizations. Taking an investment approach to grantmaking, the Foundations fund organizations with a goal of adding lasting, measurable value. The Foundations seek to support major initiatives that nonprofits undertake to reach new levels of achievement.  

 

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Fidelity Foundations is seeking an Information Services Manager to develop and/or maintain information management resources and related technology. This position is an essential member of the Fidelity Foundations staff and will have the opportunity to help shape the Foundations' information resources, systems and processes during a time of organizational growth and evolution. 

 

The Information Services Manager will be responsible for strategic development and maintenance of Foundations' information resources in support of grant-making and other operations. They are responsible for providing IT management for Blackbaud Grantmaking, the Foundations' grants management database system, including day-to-day administrative management and documentation of the database and related procedures. S/he will continuously assess system performance and usability, and will be responsible for database management, interface with and support training for all database users, define good practices and processes, and manage data security protocols. Additionally, the role will be responsible for developing an in-house resource library and for making recommendations on the further development, access, and use of Foundations information resources. Furthermore, they will have the opportunity to support strategic initiatives within the foundation in collaboration with members of the senior team. 

 

The successful candidate will excel at building and sustaining strong working relationships with colleagues, senior management, and external stakeholders. A natural collaborator, s/he will be a demonstrated team player with exceptionally strong interpersonal skills and an appreciation for the nuances of multigenerational family foundations and philanthropy. S/he will have flexible, self-directed problem solver who thrives in a complex environment, thinking creatively and collaboratively about the Foundations broader goals and their intersection with the specifics of information services.They will be deeply committed to the values of the Foundations and have a high-level of integrity, ethical rigor and the ability to maintain confidentiality. 

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee all aspects of information management relating to Foundation needs and practices, including maintaining the necessary policies, archives and database records for legal and management purposes
  • Act as the lead administrator for Blackbaud Grantmaking (or successor system) and perform related software systems analysis and programming 
  • Develop and implement record management procedures and data standards for foundations staff
  • Work with team members and key partners to identify new database or file-sharing and library needs and lead on the development of new tools and procedures; act as administrator or liaison of new and existing tools as appropriate
  • Manage user accounts, security access, and database configurations (in alignment with company policies and procedures)
  • Develop and maintain reports, updates and data mining queries
  • Document, communicate, and expedite response to database problems and user requests for new features
  • Schedule and monitor database backups 
  • Collaborate with team members and key partners to develop and implement process improvements and controls to the foundations work streams to standardize processes, improve quality, and reduce risk 
  • Support the senior leadership in business planning, analysis, and reporting in support of the foundations programmatic goals and inform decision making
  • Provide user support and training of information services tools to new hires, existing staff and other key stakeholders
  • Manage vendor relationships with information service partners
  • Other duties as required

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree in information science, information management or related subject; advanced degree preferred
  • 5+ years of related work experience

 

PREFERRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE & EXPERTISE:

  • Experience with managing an information management system such as Blackbaud Grantmaking strongly preferred
  • Three or more years of experience with a foundation or related nonprofit work
  • Experience with foundation-specific regulations an asset
  • Proven expertise in project management 
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Ability to effectively interact and collaborate with all levels of co-workers, including assistants, staff, senior management and Trustees
  • High-level interpersonal skills, team player, diplomacy, ability to negotiate and build consensus
  • Sound judgment, integrity, and respect for confidentiality are absolute requirements

 

 

 

This position will be based in Boston, MA. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. To apply, please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to recruiting@fidelityfoundation.org.

 

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Senior Archivist, Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethology/Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Senior Archivist serves as the administrative head of the Peabody Museum's Archives Department, overseeing the Museum's archival collections (paper records, manuscripts, photographs, works on paper, and audio-visual materials), managing archives staff and daily operations, determining plans and priorities, establishing and maintaining workflow, solving administrative issues, and managing the departmental budget.  Reports to the Director of Collections.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Creating and updating Archives Department policies and procedures.
  • Surveying, appraising, and selecting archival collections for acquisition through the Collections Review Committee (CRC); working with new and existing donors to negotiate terms of use.
  • Understanding and recognizing legal issues relating to unpublished collections including copyright, privacy, confidentiality, and ownership.
  • Knowledge of SAA's Protocols for Native American Archival Materials and understanding of cultural sensitivity issues related to archival collections.
  • Planning and overseeing processing of archival collections, implementing national best practices for data entry, cataloging, and digitization standards, and collections with special formats.
  • Planning, managing, and evaluating archival digitization projects.
  • Assessing and monitoring environmental conditions and preservation/reformatting needs; monitoring environmental conditions of storage and work spaces and recommending improvements.
  • Managing storage of archival collections and recommending future space needs for archival collections and personnel.
  • Supervising staff responsible for public access and research services for the Archives Department, including hosting visits by faculty, visiting scholars, students, Native American tribal members, and the general public.
  • Collaborating with internal stakeholders on use of archival collections, including the Peabody Museum Press and the Harvard Museums of Science and Culture; works closely with Associate Registrar for Rights and Reproductions, Collections Information and Database Specialist, and Curator of Visual Anthropology.
  • Providing complex reference services, including research instruction, requiring knowledge of archive and manuscript collections at Harvard and elsewhere.
  • Teaching or lecturing to classes and groups on archival collections and practice.

Administrative:

  • Implementing administrative systems, policies, procedures, and long-range strategic planning for the Archives Department.
  • Hiring and supervising staff providing training, scheduling, assigning and distributing work, overseeing the quality of work, and conducting annual performance reviews.
  • Identifying grant opportunities, writing grant proposals, and administering post-award grants; evaluating the components of successful grants through serving on grant review panels.
  • Attending and contributing to manager-level meetings including the Collections Department Heads and Collections Review Committee.
  • Representing the Museum at regional and national conferences and workshops, including giving presentations.
  • Assist Museum staff with records management issues through referral to University Archives.
  • Performs other duties as required.



Basic Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree with archival concentration or equivalent;
  • 6+ years of experience in archival administration

Additional Qualifications:

  • A master's degree and/or background in anthropology or archaeology preferred
  • Knowledge of best practices in archives profession, including managing an archive, processing collections, care and handling of archival materials in a variety of formats, preservation, appraisal, and reference.
  • Significant knowledge and experience with digitization, digital assets management, and archives technology, including ArchivesSpace; knowledge of The Museum System (TMS) preferred
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Good analytical and problem solving skills; ability to establish and achieve priorities.
  • Good communication, interpersonal skills, and strong attention to detail required.



To view the full position and apply, please follow this link. The official job code is 48045BR. 

All formal offers will be made by FAS HR.

 

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Market Data Associate, Bain Capital, LP, Boston, MA

Title: Market Data Associate

Reports to: Nancy Cordery

Department: Global Research Services

Type: Full-Time

 

BAIN CAPITAL OVERVIEW:

Bain Capital, LP is one of the world's leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with approximated $105 billion of assets under management that creates lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses, and the communities in which we live. Since our founding in 1984, we've applied our insight and experience to organically expand into several asset classes including private equity, credit, public equity, real estate and venture capital. We leverage our shared platform to capture cross-asset class opportunities in strategic areas of focus. With offices on four continents, our global team aligns our interests with those of our investors for lasting impact.

 

DESCRIPTION:

The Market Data Associate reports directly to the Market Data Manager in the Global Research Services department.  In this role, you will drive continuous improvement of information and market data needs across the firm.  You will be assisting in the daily management of market data and third-party research services.  This includes vendor sourcing, contract negotiation, coordination of legal review, facilitating contract execution, processing invoices, maintaining user inventory, tracking of service terms, completing contract cancellations/renewals, and budget reporting.  You will be working directly with investment and information professionals globally.  

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Evaluate, negotiate, and facilitate execution of market data & research contracts.
  • Work closely with Legal and Compliance departments during the contract review process.
  • Communicate, and ensure compliance of, procedures and guidelines for use of market data & research services to end users.
  • Continuously source new market data & research resources and tools that will bring additional value to the investment teams.
  • Responsible for contract-related correspondence, documentation, & reporting in Service Now database; inventory and budget reporting in market data inventory management system (FITS); invoice processing & budget reporting in Workday; and managing vendor relationships.

 

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS:

  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Strong negotiation and analytical skills with the ability to manage and develop vendor relationships.
  • Able to work efficiently in a high-paced environment and deal with frequent changes or unexpected events while providing a high level of customer service.
  • Skilled at Analytics, Reporting, Negotiations, Budgeting, and Presentations.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate across different audiences globally.
  • Manage time effectively, multi-task, and meet constant deadlines.
  • Ability to management projects and problem solve.
  • Minimum 1-3 years of professional experience.
  • Undergraduate degree from a respected institution required; an advanced degree is highly desirable.

 

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

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Westfield State University, Westfield, MA

The Research and Instruction Librarian works collaboratively with the Information Instruction Coordinator and other librarians to develop dynamic user-centered instructional programming that emphasizes critical thinking, active learning, and high-impact practices, utilizing appropriate technologies. In collaboration with academic department faculty, the Research and Instruction Librarian teaches information instruction sessions and provides research consultations both online and in-person, at the Reference desk, and by appointment.

The Research and Instruction Librarian also works closely with programs such as the Center for Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (CURCA), and the Honors Program to provide guidance to students conducting research projects. The incumbent serves as liaison to assigned academic departments on campus for collection development, instruction, and research support. The Research and Instruction Librarian collaborates with student support units, such as (but not necessarily) the Career Center, Reading & Writing Center, or others to support campus-wide student success activities. The incumbent will also participate in professional activities, continuing scholarship, and serve on University committees.

 

Requirements:

  • ALA-accredited Master of Library and Information Science or equivalent
  • Experience developing and implementing instruction or training plans
  • Demonstrated understanding of current trends in library instruction, including assessment, pedagogy, and instructional technologies to support multi-modal learning
  • Demonstrated excellent spoken and written communication skills
  • Evidence of strong team orientation and a track record of successful collaboration
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a diverse community and foster a culture of inclusion


For more information and to submit an application: https://westfield.interviewexchange.com/


About Westfield State University:

In 1839, Horace Mann founded Westfield State University as the first public higher education institution without barrier to race, gender or economic class. Westfield State University is committed to a policy of non-discrimination, equal opportunity, diversity and affirmative action. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people including minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and other protected persons, or individuals with diverse cultural backgrounds. Westfield State is the most residential of the state universities in Massachusetts, with over 60% of our 5600 full-time undergraduate students living on campus. The campus is ideally situated on the edge of the Berkshire Mountains in western Massachusetts just 30 minutes from the thriving cultural centers of Northampton and Amherst, and 1.5 hours from both Boston and Albany.

Westfield State University provides equal access to employment opportunities for all applicants, regardless of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, age, disability or veteran status in compliance with all applicable laws, regulations and policies.

 

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

The Wyner Family Jewish Heritage Center at New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks a detail-oriented and self-motivated individual for the position of HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern.

Reporting to the Digital Projects Archivist, the HIAS Project Digital Archives Intern will support the ongoing digitization of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Boston Port records.

 

Hours and Stipend

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

 

Responsibilities

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

 

Required Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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


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

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

 

Application Instructions

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Brittany Contratto at brittany.contratto@nehgs.org. Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, February 1, 2019.

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Adult Services Librarian, Providence Community Library, Providence, RI

Adult Services Librarian L-1, Mount Pleasant Library 

Providence Community Library

Salary Range:  $19.86-25.59 per hour

Hours:  Full-time with benefits

Posted: January 14, 2019

Deadline:  External applications accepted until the position is filled.

 

Duties: 

Responsible for the direct provision of services to the adults and teens of the Mount Pleasant Community Library.  Primary duties include the provision of reference and readers advisory assistance, collection development, and teen, adult, and community programs that are relevant to the populations served.

The Adult Services Librarian participates in the development of library service at the library as well as in community outreach activity, and oversees volunteer workers.  Coverage at other libraries and departments as needed.  Hours include some evenings and weekends.

 

Requirements:

MLS from an ALA accredited library school.  A strong background in programming and in providing library services to adults from a culturally diverse community is preferred. Bi-lingual in Spanish preferred, but not required.

 

To Apply:

Send resume, cover letter and three references to:   

Maria Melvin, HR Manager, mmelvin@provcomlib.org, (401) 467-2700 x.1606.

 

An Affirmative Action / Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

 

 

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Part Time Reference Librarian, Endicott College, Beverly, MA

Title: Part Time Reference Librarian

Type: Staff, Part-Time

 

Hours: 11 hours per week academic year. These hours are typically split between two reference librarians, each working two weekends per month.

 

Start Date: TBD

Date Posted: 1/9/2019

Description: Professional position that provides weekend reference and interlibrary loan services to the campus community and assists with circulation operations at point of need.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assists and instructs library users using print and online resources
  • Provides interlibrary loan services
  • Provides supervision and technical support for electronic databases
  • Conducts library orientations/tours upon request
  • Assists circulation staff at point of need, including
  • Staffing circulation desk
  • Circulating library materials
  • Creating and maintaining patron records
  • Communicating and maintaining library policies
  • Resolving circulation problems

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution preferred
  • MLS Degree candidate with academic library experience considered
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills required
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office required

 

This is a 10-month position.

To apply, please send a letter of application, resume and names and phone numbers of three references to:

 

Endicott College

Human Resources

376 Hale Street, Beverly, MA 01915

FAX: (978) 927-0084

E-mail: humanresources@endicott.edu

AA/EOE

 

Endicott College is accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE).

 

Endicott College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is committed to the principles of equal employment and complies with all federal, state, and local laws and regulations advancing equal employment. The College's objective is to employ individuals qualified and/or trainable for open positions by virtue of job-related education, training, experience, and qualifications without regard to sex, race, religion, color, age, physical disability, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin or citizenship, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other status protected by law.

 

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Circulation Supervisor, North Scituate Public Library, North Scituate, RI

North Scituate Public Library is looking for a Circulation Supervisor with a focus on customer service and patron needs.  Must be extremely comfortable with Sierra and be detail oriented.  

 

Staff supervision includes:

  1. Hiring, training and supervising circulation assistants
  2. Creating monthly circ desk schedule
  3. Annual evaluation of circ assistants
  4. Maintaining daily project & assignment list
  5. Assisting with supervision of volunteers assigned to the circ area & shelving

 

Circulation responsibilities include:

  1. Adhering to all circ policies and procedures
  2. Overseeing all material lending functions
  3. Registration of patrons
  4. Tracking overdue materials, reviewing and sending bills for materials
  5. Assessing damaged materials 
  6. Delivering material to homebound patrons as needed
  7. Resolving patron complaints

 

Administrative responsibilities include:

  1. Attending Circ Heads meetings at OSL
  2. Maintaining accurate and current circ and visit statistics
  3. Monthly circulation report and statistics for Director
  4. Monitoring supplies needs

 

Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent, Bachelor's Degree preferred.  Must have 3-5 years of public library experience, with supervisory experience strongly preferred.  

This is a 33.5 hour per week (part-time) position, with regular Monday through Friday hours; flexibility is needed for occasional Saturdays and coverage as necessary.  Vacation & sick time are earned, though no medical/dental/vision benefits are available.

 

Apply to:

Julie@ScituateLibrary.org or Julie Lepore

North Scituate Public Library

606 W Greenville Rd

North Scituate RI 02857

 

Primary consideration will be given to resumes received by January 25.

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(Part-Time) Library Assistant II, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Waltham Public Library - Children's Department

Part-time Library Assistant II - Specialist

 

Enthusiastic individual wanted to work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse, urban community with an excellent collection of print, audio-visual and online resources.

 

Qualifications include:  

  • Associates Degree or 2 years of post-high school education
  • 6 months of computer experience
  • 1 year of experience working with the public, or any equivalent combination
  • Strong interest in working with children and families
  • Ability to perform under pressure
  • Ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner
  • Good problem solving and computer 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:  

  • Helping children and families locate materials and information
  • Providing story hours for pre-school children
  • Answering telephones
  • Checking items in and out
  • Delivering materials to day care centers
  • Registering patrons
  • Account maintenance and other general Children's desk duties as assigned

 

Preferred qualifications: Fluency in Spanish, Chinese, Haitian Creole or Portuguese; facility with social media, familiarity with III Sierra software. 

 

19 hours per week

Weekly schedule to include a morning and afternoon and a minimum of two evenings/week, plus a minimum of one Saturday and one Sunday per month including July & August.

 

$26.10 per hour, pro-rated paid time off

No health or retirement benefits

  

Deadline to apply: February 8, 2019

 

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in one complete pdf file:

  • Completed City of Waltham employment application 

              ( https://www.city.waltham.ma.us/human-resources-department )

  • Three letters of professional reference 

(Must be less than 2 yrs old. Also must be signed or sent directly from source)

  • Resume
  • Letter of interest to:

         Mary Gullotti

         Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA         02451

         MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us  /  781-314-3356

 

  The Waltham Public Library is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.               

 

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Legal Research and Knowledge Librarian, Hinckley Allen LLP, Boston, MA

Our Boston office has an opportunity for an experienced Legal Research and Knowledge Librarian.  The Legal Research and Knowledge Librarian supports legal and business research needs of the attorneys and professional staff, and contributes to Knowledge Management initiatives that improve access to all types of firm information. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Maintains working knowledge of the library's electronic and print collections, interlibrary loan availability, and other resources as appropriate
  • Conducts in-depth research for a wide range of practice areas including corporate, litigation, real estate, and construction ; analyzes and synthesizes research ; provides written summary of research findings  
  • Contributes to the firm's information distribution strategy via the portal; governs portal contributions from departments and practice groups ; advises on new delivery strategies
  • Investigates creative uses of research tools to improve work processes, makes process recommendations, and develops training resources for library users including on-demand training, pathfinders, and other portal access points
  • Prepares product usage reports using QuickView, PowerInvoice, and other tools
  • Performs regular monitoring of news, dockets, legislative and regulatory changes, and other subject areas as needed; prepares related alerts and communications
  • Locates documents using firm subscriptions and external resources via interlibrary loan
  • Participates in data validation projects as needed
  • Assists with daily maintenance of Boston library

 

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution  
  • 5 or more years of experience in a law firm library is required
  • Proficiency using online legal and business research tools
  • Experience in the design and maintenance of a Sharepoint portal preferred
  • Strong problem-solving and organizational skills with ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work independently and to collaborate as a part of a cross-functional team
  • Candidate must have excellent communication skills, a professional demeanor, and an innovative mind-set

 

Interested candidates should send a resume, brief statement of interest, qualifications, and availability to koboy@hinckleyallen.com

 

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Library Director, Newmarket Public Library, Newmarket, NH

The Newmarket Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a Library Director who is experienced, enthusiastic, innovative, and very public service orientated. The Director oversees a staff of seven part-time employees, a collection of approximately 39,000 book and media items, and an annual budget of 315,183.

 

Duties:

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and plans, implements, and manages all services to the public; including library operations, personnel selection and supervision, collection development, establishing new programming that is innovative, creative and responsive to the needs of the community, policy management, annual budget preparation and fiscal management of the library facility.

 

Qualifications:  

Applicants must have an ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library Science, strong communication skills and minimum of three years of increasingly advanced public library administrative and supervisory experience.

 

The candidate should be well organized, have excellent written and verbal skills, be current with the lastest technological resources; preferably have experience with The Library Corporation's automation system; have the ability to oversee the library's website; have the ability to establish working relationships with town officials, community leaders and boards, and the general public to provide a community-centered library for the town of Newmarket.

 

To view the job description, go to the library website http://newmarketlibrary.org/index.html. 

Deadline:  

Applications need to be received by January 23, 2019

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resumé and three professional references to:

Mary Mahoney, Chair, Board of Trustees

Newmarket Public Library

1 Elm Street

Newmarket, NH  03857


                      Newmarket is an equal opportunity employer.

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Records Generalist, Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge Trust, LLC, Boston, MA

The Records Generalist will support all of the Information Management team's records management responsibilities on behalf of Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge Trust, LLC, on a temporary assignment basis. Integrity, discretion, and respect for confidential information are absolutely essential.

Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, scan, and index office documents utilizing the office scanning procedures into the document management system in a timely manner. 
  • Research and assist in the development of records retention schedules with business users.  Transfer records into archival boxes or files, index the contents into inventories, and bar code the boxes or files for submittal to a commercial vendor. 
  • Initiate sending or retrieval of archival boxes and files with the office's document storage vendor and facilitate our document shredding pickups and deliveries.  
  • Support the annual destruction process for the office, both paper and electronic.
  • Maintain inventory logs for offsite and onsite records to properly track document storage and retention.  Follow-up on borrowed materials according to a set schedule.
  • Proactively support individual departments in the office in routine records management activities and special projects.
  • Propose and implement enhancements to the electronic and paper based programs, both on and offsite, and foster best practices and maintain procedures within records management.
  • Support other Information Team members in their areas of responsibility and other duties as assigned. 

Education and Experience:

  • Recommended 1-3 years previous working experience in an investment, finance, banking, or professional services environment.
  • Bachelor's Degree is strongly desired.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (especially Excel, Word and Outlook) is required.
  • Must be able to lift an archive box weighing up to 55 pounds on a regular or as needed basis.
  • Familiarity with eDocs Hummingbird versions .10 - .16 strongly desired.
  • Familiarity with Iron Mountain Connect and Kofax a plus.

Skills Required: 

  • Solid customer service and attention to detail skills are essential.
  • Must be able to learn new concepts within a complex and demanding environment.
  • Must be willing and able to "own" the process and take responsibility for meeting challenging deadlines.   This may require flexibility in hours from time to time.
  • Have strong relationship management skills.
  • Have both a strong work ethic and a sense of "getting it right".
  • Be a self-starter, self-motivated individual who is able to organize and manage own workload in a fast-paced environment.
  • Have a "can do" attitude and be willing to do whatever it takes, consistent with the expectations for everyone else in the office.

Reporting: 

This position will report to the Manager of the Information Team.

 

This position is temporary, non-exempt, and is required to be in the office between 9:00am - 5:00pm, Monday through Friday.  It may necessitate flexibility in hours, from time to time, with little or no advance notice. The duration of the temporary assignment is expected to last up to 6 months with the opportunity for extension.

 

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

 

Applicants should send resume and cover letter to careers@lwcotrust.com

 

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Collections Strategies and Services Librarian, Keene State College, Keene, NH

The Mason Library at Keene State College is seeking a Collections Strategies and Services Librarian (CSS), a tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor. The CSS librarian provides leadership, vision, and strategic direction for Mason Library's physical and digital collections in established and emerging formats and media. As a tenure-track position, it also includes responsibilities in teaching, service, and scholarship. Position has a start date of August 2019.

For more information, and to apply, please visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/31337.

The CSS librarian develops and implements collection policies and processes, sets priorities for collection evolution and direction, and works with library colleagues to coordinate access to resources and create collections assessment cycles that are evidence-based and user-focused. The CSSlibrarian identifies and develops opportunities for students and faculty to utilize library collections in teaching and learning. The CSS librarian is an active collaborator with key campus partners in promoting the effective and meaningful use of Mason Library collections that support the curricula and mission of the college.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Developing and implementing collection policies and processes.• Oversight and coordination of acquisitions budgets with the library dean.
  • Selection, management, and assessment of collections through purchase, subscription, donation, OER, or open access. Communication and negotiations with vendors.
  • Coordination with library systems, technical and access services, and acquisitions on all aspects of collection management.
  • Participation in ongoing development of the campus institutional repository, KSCommons.
  • Outreach to campus colleagues to promote collaboration on collection development and to offer opportunities for integrating library resources into classroom and research settings to support student success and retention.

The CSS librarian will participate in initiatives to develop students' information literacies. In addition, the library faculty deliver a 20-credit minor in Information Studies. The CSS librarian will contribute to teaching courses in the minor and to teaching in the Integrative Studies Program (college general education curriculum). Scholarship and creative endeavors as well as college service are essential components of the position.

Mason Library is located in the middle of the Keene State College Campus. We offer an innovative student Research & Writing Fellows peer support program, primary source literacy curriculum, and Archives which house significant collections. Library faculty and staff are active partners in a variety of Open Education (including OER) initiatives on campus. The library faculty value progressive ideas and collaboration and are committed to student-centered teaching. We are looking for a colleague who is interested in trying new approaches and contributing to a positive and supportive professional environment. Our goals include integrating the philosophies of social justice and diversity in all aspects of our work. We seek a new colleague committed to those values.

 

At Keene State College, we share an appreciation of diversity, equity and multiculturalism as key elements to academic excellence. We seek faculty with a desire to provide support, mentorship and direction to prepare students to work within diverse communities. One of our aspirations is to develop social change agents with the knowledge, skills and experience to compassionately engage with their future employers, peers and those they serve from diverse backgrounds. Faculty actively engage in collaborative work and service within the department and across the College to advance future-thinking curricular and co-curricular approaches that strengthen our Liberal Education focus and achieve the College's goals for inclusion and excellence as outlined in the College's Strategic Plan.

Applicants should be prepared to upload the following documents when applying online: 

  • Letter of Application 
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation*

*Note: You will not be able to upload letters of reference to the job portal when you apply. At the time of application you will be asked to supply the contact information for three references. These references will receive an email asking them to submit a letter of recommendation to your application.

Application Deadline: Review of applications to begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled or otherwise closed at the College's discretion. Priority consideration will be given to applications submitted by January 22, 2019.

Posting Number: PF0226FY19

 

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or an equivalent graduate library/information studies degree required by August 1, 2019;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the role of the library's collections, and OER, scholarly communication in supporting research, teaching, and learning;
  • Experience managing complex projects and working collaboratively with stakeholders;
  • Experience gathering and analyzing data; coursework in or experience providing effective information literacy instruction;
  • Experience teaching;
  • Experience providing user-centered services grounded in a commitment to equity and diversity;
  • Demonstrated skill in time management, organization and problem-solving, communication and team work.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using collection management support tools including an ILS, Excel, COUNTER;
  • Experience with collection analysis of print and electronic resources, including open access and OER especially as part of a library collection;
  • Experience with acquisitions budgets, consortial purchasing, and vendor negotiations;
  • Experience teaching undergraduate students.

 

Salary is in accordance with the prevailing Collective Bargaining Agreement; rank minimum for Fall 2019 is $69,840 for Assistant Professors. Salary is complemented by a comprehensive benefits package.

The University System of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action employer. The University System is committed to creating an environment that values and supports diversity and inclusiveness across our campus communities and encourages applications from qualified individuals who will help us achieve this mission. The University System prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the U.S.

 

 

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Library Systems Administrator, Boston College, Boston, MA

Boston College Libraries is looking for an energetic and creative Library Systems Administrator to join a team committed to re-imagining the user experience for tomorrow's researchers. In collaboration with partners from across the Library, this role will envision, identify, develop, and implement new technologies that can seamlessly deliver library resources to users, and will also ensure that existing critical library access systems are maintained and optimized. The successful candidate will enjoy solving interesting problems, have a strong user focus, and be both daring and curious enough to try new ideas.

Through vision, leadership, and strategic thinking, the Library Systems Administrator will move the Library towards new solutions for resource delivery and access. This role will administer, optimize, and integrate existing critical library systems including resource sharing (ILLiad) and library access mechanisms (proxy server, link resolver), and will work closely with the Systems Librarian to support and optimize workflows for the library services platform (Alma).

Key responsibilities include:

  • Manage, optimize, implement, troubleshoot, and document both vendor-supplied and in-house Library applications, including Alma, ILLiad, and EZProxy

  • Collaborate with the Systems Librarian in the administration, configuration, and documentation of the library services platform (Alma)

  • Participate in collaborative software development projects as a member of the Library Systems team

  • Through user interviews, user testing, observations, and analysis, develop strategies to optimize and/or replace critical library systems

  • Collaborate across Library departments to assess and improve library workflows, providing training and documentation as needed

  • Investigate emerging technologies and bring new opportunities to key stakeholders

Salary Range:  $67,700 - $84,650

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree; MLS/MLIS/MIS from an ALA Accredited School preferred

  • Occasional weekend or off-work hours are required to handle system outages and routine maintenance.

Preferred:

  • 2 years of related work experience

  • Experience administering, implementing, and troubleshooting both vendor-supplied and in-house software applications; server administration for Windows and Linux

  • Demonstrated ability to utilize user-centered design methodologies and usability principles

  • Web development experience (scripting, APIs, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, etc.)

  • Understanding network standards, security, and protocols

  • Experience with use of proxy servers for IP authentication (e.g., EZProxy)

  • Working knowledge of code version control systems (e.g. Git)

  • Proven ability to work in a team environment and actively promote collaboration

More information and to apply: https://bc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2566&site=1

 

 

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Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian, Boston College, Boston, MA

Boston College seeks a knowledgeable and innovative individual for the position of Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian. The successful candidate, under the supervision of Head of Resource Acquisition & Management, establishes and maintains online access to licensed and open access electronic resources. This position works closely with vendors and other library staff to provide quality control of e-resources links and knowledge bases, and ensures consistent access to library electronic holdings across multiple discovery and access platforms.


Responsibilities:

  • Focus on establishing and maintaining online access to electronic resources licensed by Boston College Library and open access resources
  • Collaborate with Electronic Resources Librarian, Resource Acquisitions Librarian and other library staff to ensure the smooth development and implementation of electronic resources workflows
  • Participate in planning and implementing new services, and supporting and improving existing services
  • Responsible for ensuring consistency in service quality, best practices, and procedures     
  • Work as a team member to resolve problem reports and ensure patron access to electronic resources is not interrupted
  • Serve on committees related to e-resources access, discovery and delivery, identifying workflows and ensuring that action items are brought to the attention of appropriate technical services staff
  • Serve on the Budget Group and the Finance Group, developing reports and analysis of financial data as well as providing supports for budget management and planning
  • Stay abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to e‐resources 
  • Play an active role in e‐resource related projects and initiatives as assigned


Requirements:

  • MLS or Master's degree in Information Science required.
  • 3 years of library technical services experience required, preferably in an academic library 
  • Experience with supporting electronic resource lifecycle activities
  • Experience with discovery systems, link resolvers, and proxy server configurations
  • Experience with collections and budget analysis 
  • Experience with usability testing
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across departments and with partner institutions
  • Understanding of database issues, and the interoperability needs to support Alma and Primo
  • Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical analysis, including producing reports and communicating findings
  • Familiarity with metadata and cataloging rules for serials and electronic resources
  • Requires a thorough understanding of electronic resources, including awareness of issues of vendors, consortia, packages, aggregators, platforms, licensing, pricing models, and financial and statistical management needs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

 

Salary Range: $58,450 to $73,050; 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.


More information and to apply: https://bc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2567

 

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Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT

The University of Bridgeport's Wahlstrom Library seeks a dynamic, experienced Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian. Reporting to the University Librarian, the Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian is a full-time role that works on a 4 or 5 days/week schedule for 11 months a year. The Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian is part of a team of Librarians providing reference and instruction services.

 

The Instruction and Information Literacy Librarian cultivates relationships with students and faculty and develops and implements an effective plan for library instruction and information literacy aligned with University goals, accreditation requirements, and best practices. 

 

The incumbent develops and delivers curriculum and teaching materials to support a broad range of instructional activities.  By encouraging collaborative partnerships, this Librarian works to embed information literacy instruction and assessment in the curriculum, Canvas, and classroom teaching.  As a member of the General Education Committee, this librarian will be an advocate and expert for information literacy across the campus.  He/she supports academic programs such as business, humanities, education, technology, ESL, social science, criminal justice and international affairs at the undergraduate and graduate level. This individual works with the Health Sciences Librarian to offer consistent support for the university.

 

PRIMARY DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Leads UB Information Literacy initiatives within an outcomes assessment model.
  • Works with faculty to produce curriculum, assessment tools, educational materials for Canvas, online tutorials, and other e-learning materials.
  • Serves as an expert in assessment, information literacy, and all library databases.
  • Delivers effective and innovative instruction sessions to faculty, students in classroom.
  • Represents the Library on committees, furthering Information Literacy and other Library goals including in new student orientation and summer bridge programs.
  • Measures the effectiveness of the instruction program, make changes as appropriate and provide reports regularly, especially to Library management.
  • Works closely with Reference Librarians to coordinate activities and develop consistent support.
  • Maintains an atmosphere conducive to learning in the Library by enforcing Library policies, explaining policies as necessary in a professional manner.
  • Backs up the I.T. Help Desk, ILL and Access Services.
  • Monitors, oversees and directs the work of student assistant(s).
  • Serves as a member of the Library's professional team monitoring the quality of services provided by staff at service points; reporting issues observed.
  • Answers reference questions via phone, email, chat, online, or by appointment.
  • Works closely with Library technical staff to create the best Digital Library/Discovery tools.
  • With technical team, maintains the look and functionality of databases other than Health Sciences.
  • With technical services team, develops all non-Health Science collections collaborating with faculty on collection needs and benchmarking individual collections.
  • Keeps other librarians informed of national level, information literacy activities, and initiatives.
  • Works collaboratively with Academic Support Services on programming and student services.
  • Keeps library administration informed of all information literacy issues.
  • Other work related duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program and 2 years' experience; preferably in Information Literacy curriculum design in an Academic Library.
  • Ability to work independently as the head of a team and as a member of a team.
  • Proficient in Information Literacy, teaching methodologies, and assessment.
  • Demonstrated Experience using a Learning Management System, Office, Library Databases, Internet searching, ILS, APA & MLA Style, HTML.
  • Ability to read and order in Library of Congress Classification Scheme
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to establish good working relationships with colleagues/students. 
  • Excellent presentation skills, including speaking to groups.  Strong teaching skills and experience in classroom instruction.
  • Demonstrated ability to be flexible and to acquire new skills quickly and independently.
  • Strong service orientation.

The University of Bridgeport is committed to building a diverse university community and encourages members of underrepresented groups to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

To apply, see https://jobs.bridgeport.edu/

 

It is the policy of the University of Bridgeport to prohibit discrimination in admissions, educational programs and employment, and in the provision of services on the basis of legally protected class characteristics (unless there is a bona fide occupational qualification related to employment), or any other unlawful factor. Protected class characteristics include race, color, ethnicity, religion, age, creed, ancestry, workplace hazards to reproductive systems, sex (gender identity, gender expression, sexual harassment), marital status, civil union status, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, national origin, physical/mental/learning disability, veteran status and any other group protected by civil rights laws.

 

The University of Bridgeport complies with Clery Act and maintains records of campus crime statistics and security policies. Copies of University of Bridgeport Annual Security and Fire Report reports are available at  https://files.bridgeport.edu/public/Security/Annual-Security-Report-2018.pdf

 

 

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Acquisitions and Serials Coordinator, Clark University, Worcester, MA

 Clark University's Goddard Library seeks to fill the position of Acquisitions & Serials Coordinator. Reporting to the Head of Collections Management, the successful candidate will oversee the Library's acquisitions and serials and the staff and workflows of this unit. Primary responsibilities for this position include managing the acquisitions of library resources in all formats; supervising daily operations of the unit's staff; recording, monitoring, and reporting on all expenditures and related financial activities.  

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Included in a range of responsibilities, the Acquisitions & Serials Coordinator will:

• Process invoices and resolve problems with outstanding orders and bills.

• Serve as the primary vendor contact for these activities.

• Reconcile acquisitions funds with university budget lines.

• Compile, monitor, manage, review, analyze, and report the expenditures and financial reporting for the Library acquisitions budget of over $1.5 million.

• Collaborate with Collections Head and other staff on selected acquisitions initiatives and issues, including evolving acquisitions and other library technology, acquisitions policies, database and vendor selection, etc.

• Additional responsibilities in other library units, as needed and depending on skills and background.

 

Qualifications for the position

 Required:

• ALA accredited master's degree or Bachelor's degree with 2 years of related Library experience.

• Minimum of one year of library experience with acquisitions or similar purchasing duties in a business environment.

• Knowledge of accounting principles with respect to library acquisitions, including fund accounting.

• Excellent organizational skills with ability to effectively manage time and set priorities.

• Effective analytical, oral, written, and interpersonal skills.

• Well-organized and detail-oriented.

 

Preferred:

• Previous supervisory and academic library experience.

• Experience compiling and reviewing acquisitions data for decision-making.

• Proficiency using an integrated library system (Voyager highly preferred), particularly the Acquisitions module, especially the ledgers section;

• Experience with bibliographic utilities, such as OCLC and YBP's Gobi.

• Experience in a library serials unit.

• Demonstrated strong technology and troubleshooting skills; ability to both to collaborate and to work independently.

 

This is a full-time, 40 hours per week,12-month position with excellent benefits, which include employee and family tuition benefits, 4 weeks' vacation, generous retirement plan, free use of campus fitness center and many more.

 

Application Materials:

Review of applications begins immediately. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience. Please email résumé and cover letter to <res...@clarku.edu> .

To view the full job description, please visit this link. Applicants must reference Job Code #199853 in the subject line to be considered for this position.

 

Clark University embraces equal opportunity and affirmative action as core values: we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. This commitment applies to every aspect of education, services, and employment policies and practices at Clark. Our commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. All positions at Clark share in the responsibility for building a community that values diversity and the uniqueness of others by exhibiting integrity and respect in interacting with all members of the Clark community to create an atmosphere of fairness and belonging. We strongly encourage members from historically underrepresented communities, inclusive of all women, to apply.

 

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Reference and Community Services Librarian, Billerica Public Library, Billerica, MA

 The Town of Billerica seeks a full-time Reference and Community Services Librarian.

 

The Reference and Community Services Librarian builds and maintains strong partnerships with and provides programs and services for individuals, community groups/organizations, and local businesses in Billerica to fully integrate the library into the community.  As a member of the Reference Department, the Reference and Community Services Librarian also provides exemplary public service while staffing the reference desk during regularly scheduled shifts.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Delivers exemplary public service, answers reference questions at all levels of complexity, and enables access to library materials in all available formats while covering the reference desk
  • Provides expert guidance to patrons requesting information or on-the-spot assistance with technology (e.g. printing, scanning, e-readers, email, Microsoft Office, etc.)
  • Collaborates with community groups/organizations in Billerica to fully integrate the library into the community
  • Maintains homebound delivery services for Billerica residents unable to visit the library on their own
  • Delivers programming to the Council on Aging and off-site residential locations, including the Billerica Housing Authority and assisted living facilities in town
  • Represents the library at community events and gatherings
  • Supports efforts to increase awareness and usage of the library through the development of print and electronic marketing content
  • In collaboration with the Council on Aging, manages and oversees Senior Tax Volunteers working in the library
  • Responsible for collection development in assigned areas
  • Attends workshops, trainings, and conferences, and participates in professional development activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

A Master's Degree in Library Science in a program accredited by the American Library Association.  Recent graduates encouraged to apply.  Minimum of one to two years' experience in library work preferred.

 

Salary

Starting at $888.93 per week following in 9 steps with full benefits package.

 

Closing Date

Open until filled

 

How to Apply

Please send cover letter, resume and three references (PDF format preferred if submitting electronically) to:

 

Joe St. Germain, Assistant Director

Billerica Public Library

15 Concord Road

Billerica, MA 01821

jstgermain@billericalibrary.org

 

 

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Children's Librarian II, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Overview:

Basic Function (of position):

Under supervision and within the framework of the Library's policies and practices, to assume responsibility for the effective execution of the Library's programs of service to a diverse population characteristic to an urban setting with emphasis on children and to perform professional work requiring application of substantial professional knowledge and experience.

 

Reports to:    Branch Librarian or ranking staff member.

 

Supervises:   As assigned, professional and non-professional staff members.

Responsibilities:

  1. Initiates, develops, plans and implements the Library's programs of service to children through personal consultations, reference and readers' advisory services, outreach and programs.
  2. Develops interactive relationships within a defined neighborhood and implements activities to stimulate use of the Library's resources by the community, especially through schools and other agencies which serve children and their families.
  3. Plans and conducts comprehensive programming for toddlers, preschoolers and school age children such as story hours, book talks, craft programs, puppetry, book discussion groups, and summer reading programs.
  4. Performs readers' advisory services and difficult or involved reference work for the general public.
  5. Provides instruction to increase patrons' skills in the use of book resources and electronic databases.
  6. Manages program funds assigned to children's services.
  7. Responsible for the development of the children's book collection and manages the appropriate materials budget.
  8. Compiles annotated lists and bibliographies involving book and non-book materials.
  9. Recommends and/or plans changes in service or new services for children.
  10. Responsible for oral presentations and written reports on children's activities within the branch library.
  11. Assists in training professional and non-professional staff.
  12. May be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the branch in the absence of the Branch Librarian or other ranking staff member.
  13. Actively participates in system-wide committees, training and other professional activities.
  14. May be called upon to represent the Library on city-wide and state-wide committees.
  15. Performs other related and/or comparable duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university. A master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. Courses in children's literature and children's work taken for credit from an accredited library school. Storytelling courses and/or experience desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.
  • Two years of pertinent professional library experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience and training sufficient to indicate ability to do the work.
  • Broad knowledge of Library policies, practices and procedures; extensive knowledge of children's literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to children's literature and work; demonstrated knowledge of the techniques of programming for children; demonstrated interest in children and in library work with children; demonstrated ability and willingness to develop strong, interactive community relationships; demonstrated ability and willingness to assume responsibility and to carry out assignments independently; proven oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to search the Internet and other electronic databases; demonstrated ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact and courtesy.

 Requirements:

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

 

Terms:

Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA/P-2

Hours per week: 35

 

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

 

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Floater Librarian I (Part-Time), Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Overview (Brief Job Description):

The Boston Public Library is seeking a part time (18 hour per week) Floater librarian available to work days, nights and/or weekends to staff public service desks. The Floater shall be assigned as needed to various locations throughout the Boston Public Library system.

 

Floaters are exempt from some but not all limitations on the Hours of Work provisions in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

 

Basic Function:

Under supervision, and within the framework of Library policies and practices, participates in services including reference services, to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting, at various locations in Central or branch libraries as assigned. Also includes the performance of various tasks requiring broad professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and principles of information delivery and services.

 

Reports to:

Assistant Neighborhood Services Manager, Chief of Adult Library Services or designee

 

Home location:

Central Library or branch as designated

 

Assigned location:

To be determined as needed by designated public services manager in consultation with other public services managers. While at assigned location shall report to Department Head, Branch Librarian, or ranking staff member.

  

Supervises:

As assigned, pre-professional and/or support staff.

 

Responsibilities:

Under supervision performs the following:

  1. Provides reference service to the public by responding to requests for information made in person, by telephone, by fax, email, mail, or over the Internet and answering such requests by using informational resources in all formats, including print, electronic, microform and others.
  2. Provides service to adults, young adults and children as assigned through personal consultations, readers' advisory services, outreach and programs.           
  3. Assists patrons by instructing them in the use of information resources and by identifying appropriate resources, whether owned by the Library or elsewhere.
  4. Assists in the selection of materials.
  5. Promotes the use of Library resources by developing bibliographies, preparing written descriptions, organizing programs, mounting exhibits, and conducting instructional sessions.
  6. Actively participates in system-wide committees; recommends and/or plans improvements in library services.
  7. Continuously expands professional knowledge of the Library's resources and other relevant sources in order to assist library patrons efficiently and effectively.
  8. Commits to keeping current in the best practices of the profession by taking advantage of training and development activities, by reading professional literature, and by participating in professional activities.
  9. Performs other related and/or comparable duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.

 

Broad subject knowledge and competency in world languages desirable; knowledge of popular literature, basic bibliographic tools and sources; knowledge of excellent reference techniques; strong commitment to public services; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral and written communication skills; ability to work well with staff and public; initiative; dependability; good professional judgment; tact; flexibility; courtesy.

 

Requirements:

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

 

Terms:

Union/Salary Plan/Grade:  PSA/P-1

Hours per week: 18

 

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

 

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Archivist, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA

The Turner Free Library located in Randolph, MA is seeking a graduate student or recent graduate from Simmons University to assist in the organization and cataloging of its historical archive. The collections include materials documenting the history of the Town of Randolph, including town reports with content beginning in the 1800s, materials related to the works of Randolph author Mary Wilkins Freedman, and materials related to the history of the Turner Free Library. All together the holdings comprise roughly 14 linear feet. This Summer 2019 opportunity lends itself to overseeing a project from start to finish.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Enrollment or recent graduation from MLS program
  • Specialization or coursework in archives management
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office programs: Word, Excel, etc

This is a non-benefited, part-time, temporary position at $15.00 per hour for 17 hours per week for 12 weeks. Schedule can be very flexible.

Please send letter of interest, resume and Town of Randolph Employment Application to Interim Library Director, Elizabeth LaRosee at elarosee@ocln.org.

 

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Executive Director, Massachusetts Library System (MLS), Marlborough, MA

The Massachusetts Library System (MLS) seeks an experienced leader, strategic thinker, creative problem solver, and enthusiastic library advocate to guide the development and implementation of statewide services to more than 1,600 multi-type libraries throughout Massachusetts.  This vacancy was created by the retirement of the founding Executive Director.

 

The Massachusetts Library System operates out of two offices, in Marlborough and Northampton, MA.

 

Massachusetts libraries are champions in resource sharing with a long history of strong collaboration. The MLS is a key player among the stakeholders who advocate for and strive to develop libraries and library services in the Commonwealth. The Executive Director will lead a talented team and work closely with the Executive Board and member libraries to nurture a statewide library community.

MLS seeks a leader with a strong teamwork orientation and a commitment to customer service and collaboration. Other skills important to this position include consortium library experience, understanding of libraries and their work, developing staff, fiscal and budget management, advocacy, developing and nurturing partnerships, vendor and partner contract negotiation, and excellent communications skills.

 

This position will remain open until filled with preference given to applications received by February 1st.  Please provide a letter of application, resume, salary expectations, and the names and contact information of three professional references. We will notify candidates prior to contacting references. Send applications to employment@masslibsystem.org. Please state "Executive Director Application" in your subject line. All applications will be acknowledged by return email.

 

About the Massachusetts Library System (MLS)

Our mission states: "The Massachusetts Library System, a state-supported collaborative, fosters cooperation, communication, innovation, and sharing among member libraries of all types. The MLS promotes equitable access to excellent library services and resources for all who live, work, or study in Massachusetts." The MLS Team is committed to providing services that benefit and contribute to the library profession's core values:  diversity, inclusion, equity of access to information, free expression, privacy, and social justice.

Our organization was formed by the merger of six regional library systems in 2010. We were one of many groups of regional library systems that merged at that time as a result of that economic downturn. MLS  is a member-driven not-for-profit corporation governed by a 15-member Executive Board, which is elected by the membership. MLS is funded chiefly by state appropriations through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and that funding has been slowly increasing since 2010 and exceeds

$7.3 million per year.  Current staffing stands at 24.5 FTE.

MLS has two offices; in Marlborough and in Northampton. Our Marlborough office is located 30 miles west of Boston (a thriving, rich cultural and historic city) and 18 miles east of Worcester (an emerging city with a growing cultural and business scene) in a suburban office park with easy highway access from I-495 and I-90 and outside the major rush hour traffic issues of the Boston area. Our Northampton office is located 20 miles north of Springfield in a thriving, lively city, in a bedroom community to UMASS/Amherst, and close to a major highway. Both locations offer a comfortable office with support, a meeting room, and modern training facilities.

 

About Massachusetts

CNBC ranked Massachusetts the smartest state* in the country. We like to think that our libraries have a lot to do with that. More people visit Massachusetts libraries in a year than attend the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics games combined!

When people are not visiting their libraries, they are able to enjoy the rich history that abounds in Massachusetts. The first settlements in Massachusetts are nearly 400 years old and our streets are filled with history that helped shape our nation.

Massachusetts' educational system continues to be among the best in the nation and the world. Massachusetts students recently scored top among world leaders on reading, science, and math tests. World class educational institutions include Harvard, MIT, Wellesley, Smith, Amherst, Tufts, and a hundred more.

Massachusetts is also home to Cape Cod, surrounded on nearly all sides by beaches, and the Berkshire Mountains with great hiking and camping. The Commonwealth boasts a vibrant arts and culture community, championship major sports teams and our progressive state was the first in the nation to approve marriage equality in 2004.

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Head of Reference and Information Resources, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

This is a full time, benefited position located in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Job Description

The State Library of Massachusetts seeks an innovative and collaborative Head, Reference and Information Services to provide leadership and strategic direction for the Reference and information Services Department. Oversee the planning, developing and implementing the departmental goals; manage day to day operation and staff supervision; coordinate outreach initiatives; manage print and digital collections; and lead library-wide projects. Collaborate and partner with area institutions. Participate in the Library management team.

 

Qualifications

An ALA-accredited library master's degree, at least five years of supervisory/administrative experience; knowledge of reference resources in law, government documents, and legislative research; demonstrated understanding of current trends and issues in providing a high caliber of library resources and services; and strong interpersonal skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. The Head of Reference and Information Resources reports to the State Librarian. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction of the library's reference and information services department.
  • Engage staff in collaborative planning and delivery of user-centered services and outreach efforts.
  • Coordinate initiatives that transform collection strategies to include digital and print resources.
  • Coordinate the creation, maintenance and management of digital and born digital collections.
  • Lead initiatives and coordinate library-wide projects.
  • Participate in a team based environment as required to facilitate improving, evaluating, and promoting overall resources and service initiatives.
  • Develop metrics for successes and analyze trends to continually evaluate services and their impact.
  • Formulate, revise, and implement policies, best practices, and procedures necessary to support a wide variety of information delivery services.
  • Work creatively, collaboratively and effectively to promote a team based environment and manage multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Assist in the identification and writing of grant proposals to fund new library initiatives.
  • Work collaboratively with the Library Management Team to implement policies and initiatives; set priorities; and project management.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or required to meet library goals and objectives.

 

Compensation $63,093 to $74,392

How to Apply:  Send resume and cover letter to: christopher.dupuis@state.ma.us

 

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Member Relations Manager, Public & Special Libraries - Connecticut Library Consortium, Middletown, CT

Are you a public or special librarian with a passion for discovering and utilizing the latest library resources, tools, and services to make library users' lives better? 

Are you ready to put your marketing savvy, research skills, customer service, and library enthusiasm to work for the betterment of public and special library staff and users across Connecticut? 

Do you have an MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program (preferred) and at least 3 years' experience working in a public or special library setting? 

If so, the Connecticut Library Consortium (CLC) - a non-profit, statewide membership collaborative serving all types of Connecticut libraries - would like to hear from you. As one of CLC's Member Relations Managers, you will put your experience with and knowledge of libraries to use assisting CLC's public and special library members with the library products and services they need, want, and already have.

  • You'll serve as the primary point of contact for our public and special libraries, providing support through product marketing, training, and expert advice.
  • You'll help coordinate our annual membership campaign, and you'll actively solicit members' ideas for new products and services to help them be successful.
  • This position will get you out on the road visiting libraries, attending conferences and meetings, and hosting training events. You will have your finger on the pulse of CLC's public and special library membership! 

 

Full time. Apply by January 23, 2019. For further details, visit ctlibrarians.org/MRMPS.

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Systems Manager, Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS), Hyannis, MA

Position Summary

Assist the Executive Director to establish goals, objectives, future plans and strategies for the CLAMS network to accommodate member libraries' current and projected automation requirements. Responsible for managing and monitoring CLAMS technical operations both at the central CLAMS office and CLAMS-owned equipment at member libraries. Acts as an advanced technical resource in the administration of the network's Integrated Library System (ILS).  Provides support to member libraries for software and peripherals as they relate to core CLAMS Services.  May serve in place of the Executive Director in the absence of the Director.

Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing (CLAMS) is a library consortium with a central site office staff. CLAMS serves 35 member libraries with 38 locations on Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket. The consortium comprises one academic library and 34 public library members.

Responsibilities
 
  Systems Management

  • Manages CLAMS central systems operations, including all software, hardware, telecommunications, telephone system and related components.
  • Maintains overall systems availability, integrity and security, including user authorization and authentication
  • Maintains central communications systems for incoming, outgoing, and intra-network connectivity
  • Serves as CLAMS principal technical liaison to other library and information networks and to other providers and vendors of communication and information services
  • Documents scheduled and non-scheduled systems events
  • Communicates systems-related information and user requirements to network members and to other service providers as appropriate;
  • May provide training to member library staff and central library consortium staff, working cooperatively with the Member Services Manager.
  • Documents and maintains information on systems and network configuration
  • Monitors system performance; advises on needs for hardware and software upgrades &/or other systems requirements in a hosted environment
  • Advises and assists in planning for network growth; assists in initiating service to new remote sites
  • Generates standard and customized reports as requested by Executive Director and network members; assists in developing and producing new reports

  Interaction with Vendors and Others

  • Interfaces with vendor representatives to maintain effective functioning of applications software, operating software and hardware, telecommunications and networking hardware and software, related software and equipment
  • Recommends products and services for purchase; assists in evaluating systems and communications hardware, software, and support services
  • Monitors systems-related warranties, licenses, expiration dates; may update or recommend same for update
  • Facilitates access through CLAMS systems to services provided by state, regional, and other library and information systems

  Interaction with Staff and Users

  • Supervises, schedules, trains, and reviews performance of systems staff
  • Assists and works with other CLAMS staff and members in planning, developing, documenting and implementing policies and procedures
  • May represent CLAMS on user groups and at regional, state, or national conferences and committees, especially in relation to computerized networks or library automated systems
  • May attend seminars, workshops, training programs, demonstrations, exhibits, etc., as appropriate to the position of Systems Manager

  Other

  • Performs other duties as assigned by Executive Director

       

Environment

Small office environment consisting of a staff of 7 with shared responsibility in the overall maintenance of the office.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • 3 years systems experience, preferably in a library or information hosted network environment.
  • Knowledge of appropriate operating systems and hardware, library applications software, telecommunications hardware/software/services including IP telephony, TCP/IP, Web-based services and support (especially Google Apps, HTML, CSS, and Content Management Systems), and RESTful APIs.
  • Experience working with databases and SQL.
  • Working knowledge of programming/scripting languages such as Python, Perl, and PHP.
  • Project management experience.
  • Initiative, creative problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent oral, telephone, written communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with vendors, all levels of library staff.
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as independently, meet deadlines, delegate assignments, work under pressure.
  • Ability to troubleshoot computer hardware and software problems.
  • Supervisory experience and skills.

Other Distinguishing Characteristics

  • Valid driver's license. Travel is occasionally required. Use of reliable insured vehicle when needed.
  • Light to moderate physical effort required in performing duties under typical office/data processing conditions
  • Must be able to lift 30 lbs., bend, reach, read visually and respond to audio signals; communicate effectively on telephone, in writing, and in person with network members, staff, vendors & others.
  • Operates electronic data processing and office equipment.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

BA/BS

Salary

Starting Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications

Closing Date 

Open until filled.

How to Apply 

Submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references, as a PDF attachment by email to jobsearch@clamsnet.org.  Use the subject line: Systems Manager.  No phone calls please.  

Full job description is available upon request.

 

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Digital Scholarship Librarian, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT

The DiMenna-Nyselius Library invites applications from results-oriented, flexible, self-motivated librarians who have an enthusiasm for digital scholarly initiatives and teaching, and the ability to collaborate with colleagues in a goal-oriented library team. This position will include occasional evening and weekend hours.

 

Responsibilities:  Provides leadership in the development, implementation, promotion, and assessment of digital scholarly initiatives. Participates in the Library Partnership program. Participates in the Library's instruction program. Provides reference service. 

 

Requirements:  A graduate degree in Library & Information Science (MLS or equivalent) from an ALA accredited program. Experience and knowledge of current practices in digital scholarship. Project management experience. Evidence of potential in teaching. Professional academic reference service experience. Interest in marketing, outreach, and the promotion of library services.  Must be well organized, and able to meet deadlines and multiple demands.  Demonstrated ability to communicate, both orally and in writing, to a variety of audiences. Creative approach to the development of new services and commitment to responsive and innovative service is essential.

 

Highly Desirable: Second Master's degree.

 

Campus and Library:  Fairfield University is a co-educational, comprehensive Jesuit university with a 200-acre campus located along the scenic shoreline community of Fairfield, CT.  The University is comprised of approximately 3,500 undergraduate and 1,200 graduate students pursuing degrees within 5 schools: The College of Arts and Sciences, The Charles F. Dolan School of Business, The School of Engineering,  The Marion Peckham Egan School Of Nursing & Health Studies, and The Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions.  All schools of the university are committed to a liberal humanistic approach to education, encouraging interdisciplinary learning and fostering ethical and religious values. The DiMenna-Nyselius Library provides innovative services and access to almost 1 million volumes in a state-of-the-art building that is highly-rated in student surveys.

 

To Apply:  To submit your resume, cover letter, names/contact information of three references, and employment application, please go to http://www.fairfield.edu/jobs, click on Employment Opportunities, then the position you wish to apply for, and follow the online application instructions. Review of applications will begin on January 22 and will continue until the position is filled. Fairfield University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from women, persons of color, Veterans, and members of historically underrepresented groups. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to all qualified individuals with a disability. The salary exceeds the Connecticut Library Association minimum. 

 

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Education and Clinical Services Librarian, Lamar Soutter Library, UMass Medical School, Worcester, MA

Under the general direction of the Manager of Education and Clinical Services, the Education and Clinical Services Librarian plays a central role in developing customized library services in support of the University of Massachusetts Medical School's education, research, and clinical enterprise. The position collaborates with faculty, graduate students, academic units, and research center personnel to provide customized library services.

 

Why work at UMass Medical School?

UMass Medical School, Massachusetts' first and only public academic health sciences center, is an award winning public university and one of the leading medical schools in the nation for primary care education. UMass Medical School is also a major center for research, ranking in the top quartile of American medical schools that receive funding from the National Institutes of Health. The Lamar Soutter Library is a vital partner with the medical school and its clinical partner, UMass Memorial Health Care, in supporting educational and research activities. The library is recognized nationally as a leader in services for evidence based medicine, systematic reviews, research data management, research impact, and oversees the medical school's archives and institutional repository, eScholarship@UMMS.

 

What about Worcester, MA?

Worcester is the "heart" of the Commonwealth. It is a diverse, multi-ethnic, affordable, culturally-rich "neighborhood city", with a rich history in higher education and industry, and a vibrant foodie and arts scene. Being centrally located in MA gives easy access to Boston, Tanglewood, Hartford (CT), Portland (ME), Providence (RI), and beautiful coastal and mountain communities.

 

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.ummsjobs.com/job/3566/.

 

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Youth Services Librarian, Lithgow Public Library, Augusta, ME

Lithgow Public Library, the public library for Maine's capital city, is seeking an innovative Youth Services Librarian with a collaborative style to supervise Library Aides and Teen Services Coordinator and to oversee the Youth Services department in its daily function of literacy promotion, programs, and reference services while providing a safe and friendly atmosphere. 

The successful candidate will have an ALA-accredited Masters of Library Science degree, a team-oriented approach, excellent communication skills, supervisory experience and enthusiasm for working with a diverse public.  1-3 years of supervisory experience.  

This is a full-time, non-exempt position with a comprehensive benefits package, including medical insurance, a pension, and generous paid time off.  Pay scale is Non Union NU-17 $20.58 to $25.72 per hour, depending on the skills and background of the candidate. 
 
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and three current references to Human Resources at HR@augustamaine.gov or to 16 Cony St., Augusta, ME, 04330.  For more information, contact Sarah Schultz-Nielsen, Library Director at (207) 626-2415 or  e-mail sarah@lithgowlibrary.org.    
 
Applications will be accepted until January 14, 2019. 

 

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Multiple Positions, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking, award-winning (Urban Libraries Council Innovation Honors, Business West 40 Under 40 & Woman of Impact, Massachusetts Literacy Champions) public library. We are recruiting candidates for Teen Services LibrarianReference LibrarianBranch Library Supervisor, and Adult & Youth Information Services Manager. Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply for the position that best suits you. We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue. We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community.

The Teen Services Librarian position is based at our Central Library and works with teen-serving staff throughout our library system. The person selected for this position will be responsible for:  

  • Developing and providing teen programs and services for the Central Library, including collection development of print and non-print materials, programming, reference services, outreach and similar duties pertaining to teen services
  • Assisting in developing and providing system-wide teen services, initiatives, and collections. 

Work must be performed with latitude in the exercise of independent judgment under the general direction of the Adult and Youth Information Services Manager who reviews work through observation, reports and conferences. Supervision may be exercised over other employees or volunteers, directly or indirectly.

Requirements include a bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science and two years of specialized library experience.

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $52,540.80.  The closing date for this position is Monday, January 7, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply. Or, go to the city's website, click on Work for the City, and look for "Teen Services Librarian."

 

The Reference Librarian position is based at our Central Library and works primarily with adults. The person selected for this position will have be responsible for:

  • Providing reference and resource information and material and programs to the general public for the City of Springfield's Library Department
  • Assisting patrons to find and use library materials or provide referral to other sources and other similar duties pertaining to the Information Services department. 

Work must be performed in accordance with accepted practices and procedures in the field of library sciences related to reference and resource material with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent professional judgment under the general direction of the Adult & Youth Information Services Manager, who reviews work through observation, reports and conferences. 

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $47,623.16.  The closing date for this position is Monday, January 7, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply. Or, go to the city's website, click on Work for the City, and look for "Reference Librarian."

 

The Branch Supervisor position is based at our busy Forest Park Branch Library with a focus on oversight on all branch activities and on children's services. The person selected for this position will be responsible for:

  • Assisting the Branch Manager in the everyday functioning of the library. This includes personnel, public interaction, programming, facility management and administrative duties. 

Work must be performed with latitude in the exercise of independent initiative and judgment in accordance with accepted professional practices and within the policies and directives by the Branch Manager. Supervision is exercised, directly or through subordinates, over all Branch library employees. Will provide children's and other neighborhood-based programming.

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $52,540.80, with an expected increase in 2019.  The closing date for this position is Monday, January 7, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply. Or, go to the city's website, click on Work for the City, and look for "Branch Supervisor."

 

The Adult & Youth Information Services Manager position is based in our busy Central Library and Mason Square Branch Library. The person selected for this position will be part of the Leadership Team and be responsible for: 

  • Directing all activities of the Library's Central Library Adult and Youth Services and the Mason Square Branch Library, which includes Youth, Outreach, and Adult Services, including programming and reference and information services. 
  • Ensuring that department services are meeting established standards, objectives, and goals, and that services are provided in an appropriate and timely manner in response to changing public needs. 

Work must be performed with professional administrative judgment and decisions are made in accordance with the policies and objectives of the Library Department, with review by the Library Director who reviews work through reports and conferences. Supervision is exercised over professional staff.

Requirements include five years of experience in a library environment with two to three years of management experience in an urban, multi-branch public library that demonstrates knowledge of public services for all ages, including reference, programming, public instruction, library collections, service delivery technology, and service evaluation. A bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science are also required.

Additional requirements include a proven record of meaningful community engagement and strong staff mentoring and coaching skills. Candidates should also have experience in creating lively programs for adults, teens, and children. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

Further details and the job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $69.011.28 The closing date for this position is Monday, January 7, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply. Or, go to the city's website, click on Work for the City, and look for" Adult Youth Information Services Manager."

Inquiries via email about these positions are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website.

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Children's Librarian (Part-Time, Temporary), Salisbury Public Library, Salisbury, MA

The Town of Salisbury is seeking an enthusiastic individual to serve as a temporary, part-time Children's Librarian. The Children's Librarian maintains a welcoming Children's Room with up-to-date resources, and organizes and coordinates a variety of programs and services to promote reading and enhance the lives of young library users. This is a great opportunity to build experience developing and running weekly story hours and other children's programs, performing readers' advisory and reference duties and maintaining a Children's Room in a beautiful new building. This is an 8 week position, with the potential for some additional weeks. 

Responsibilities

  • Plans and delivers programs and activities for children from infancy to age 12
  • Provides a full range of information services to the public, including reference and readers'/media advisory, in person at public service desks, by phone and online, and through public programming
  • Assists patrons at the Children's and Circulation desks by answering general questions regarding the collection, the library catalog, readers' advisory services and other patron inquiries
  • Performs a variety of circulation duties as assigned, including checking material in and out, answering phones, and shelving materials.

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of current children's and young adult literature trends
  • Familiarity with automated library systems
  • Working knowledge of computers
  • General knowledge or interest in children's literature
  • Ability to effectively deliver customer service in a friendly courteous manner
  • Availability to work one evening a week
  • Highly self-motivated, energetic, creative and flexible with the ability to prioritize tasks and work independently while also functioning as part of a team
  • A commitment to making positive connections with children and teens, both individually and in groups
  • Ability to deal effectively with parents, teachers and other adults working with children and teens
  • Proficient in the use of computers, especially with regards to verifying web and bibliographic resources
  • Must be able to occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds


Work Environment

Light to moderate physical effort required in lifting, carrying and shelving books and other library materials up to 30 pounds. Intermittent standing, walking, bending, reaching, crouching, climbing and similar activities. Able to listen and communicate well in a busy environment. Regular schedule includes one evening a week.

The Town of Salisbury is an EEO/ADA Employer.

Education

BA/BS

Salary

$18-20 depending on experience

Closing Date

January 15

How to Apply

Please forward your cover letter and resume in one of the following ways to:

Terry Kyrios, Director
Salisbury Public Library
17 Elm Street
Salisbury, MA 01952

Email: tkyrios@salisburylibrary.org

 

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Technical Services Librarian/Supervisor, Woburn Public Library, Woburn, MA

The Woburn Public Library seeks an experienced Technical Services Librarian.  This position oversees the library's technical services operations including the acquisitions, cataloging, classification and processing of all library materials. The Technical Services Supervisor is responsible for seeing that all library computers are regularly updated and data files are backed up.  Serves as primary interface to MLN for technical services issues. Represents the library at MLN committee meetings.  Provides guidance and supervision to other staff on matters relating to technical services. Participates in the selection and training of library personnel.  The Technical Services Supervisor also provides reference and circulation services when assigned, and is skilled in using and troubleshooting various forms of library technology.  

Qualifications

Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited program, and 3 years progressively responsible public library experience required. Knowledge and experience using an integrated library system is required, use of Innovative Interface is preferred. Candidate must have considerable knowledge of computers and computer applications in libraries.  Applicant must have excellent customer service skills and the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.  Supervision of library staff and personal interaction with library patrons and vendors requires exercising tact and diplomacy. Must be a team player who adapts well to change,and a self-starter.

Full/Part Time

Full Time, 37.5 hours including one night and a Saturday rotation.

Education

MLS

Salary

Salary starts at $55,558 depending on experience, plus full benefits package.

Closing Date

Open until filled, applications will be reviewed as received.

How to Apply

To apply, email a resume and cover letter to Chuck Flaherty at cflaherty@minlib.net

  

Woburn Public Library in an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

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Library Director, Woburn Public Library, Woburn, MA

The Board of Trustees of the Woburn Public Library is seeking an energetic, resourceful, and dynamic individual to become their next Library Director. Woburn is a City of 38,000 residents with a rich history located nine miles and a short drive from downtown Boston.

In March the complete restoration of the historic H.H. Richardson building will be completed, and with a magnificent 30,000 sq. ft. addition, begin to serve the needs of library users. The new library will feature a Teen Room, Makerspace, greatly expanded meeting and study spaces, and provide a fabulous platform from which services can grow to meet the unique needs of this community.

Duties

The Director shall provide leadership and supervision to a staff of 20 and oversee an annual municipal budget of $1,330,000.  

Other duties include the planning, management, and administration of all library functions.  These include, among other responsibilities, the preparation of the library budget, supervision of all staff, working with the library's Board of Trustees, and cooperating with the Friends and Foundation groups. The Director reports to the Board of Trustees.

Qualifications

Candidates for this position must possess a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program in Library Science and five years of progressively responsible library experience.  Candidates will exhibit proven leadership capability, excellent oral and written communication skills, and competence in financial management. Candidates should have a thorough familiarity with public library principles, practices, and procedures and be skilled in researching and managing all aspects of library services. Finally, the candidate should have an ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, library patrons, Trustees, community organizations, and City officials. 

Salary

$100,972, plus educational stipend and full municipal benefits

How to Apply

Cover letter and resume should be sent to librarydirector@cityofwoburn.com no later than January 31, 2019.

 

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Clinical Librarian, VA New England Health Care System's Library Services/Knowledge & Information Service, Boston, MA

Join The Boston VA Clinical Librarians! 

Bring your A-Game to the VISN1 New England VA Knowledge Library team!

Are you an energetic, new, techno-savvy medical librarian?  Or, an experienced clinical librarian, eager to join a team of clinical librarians and put your skills & expertise to work with clinical staff, residents, fellows, and researchers of all sorts?  If you're a self-starter, team player, who's energized by the challenge of making a difference in Veterans health care, please consider applying for our upcoming Boston Clinical Librarian position on https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/520432200.

Take a few minutes, create your account, upload your cover letter and resume and when the announcement goes live tomorrow you'll be ready. The listing is up from December 28thst until the evening of January 4th.

About Boston VA:  We operate across 3 campuses and 5 Community Based Outpatient Clinics.  The Boston VA has more trainees and researchers (in all fields) than any other VA!  Our 3 person team is part of the VA New England-wide Knowledge Librarians. We promote evidence-based, patient-centered care through teaching information literacy skills to clinicians, trainees, and researchers--providing information at the point of care and need, participating on research teams, clinical rounds, and more.

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