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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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Project Catalogers (Short-Term Contract), The Donohue Group, Inc., Windsor, CT

The Donohue Group, Inc. (DGI) has immediate full-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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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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Library Media Specialist, Learning Prep School, West Newton, MA

Title - Library Media Specialist

UFR Title: 134

 

Qualifications:

  • Valid Massachusetts Library Media Specialist certification preferred
  • Bachelor's Degree in Library Science preferred
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in a school library media setting preferred

 

Reports to: High School Principal

 

Job Goal: To support, extend and individualize the school's educational program by ensuring that all

 members of the school community have equitable access to all types of media.

 

Responsibilities:

     1. Manages the library media center, to include the building and maintaining of educational resources, the scheduling of use, and the running of all daily operation systems.

     2. Participates in appropriate school-wide professional development and outreach to ensure the integration of these services and resources in classroom instruction.

     3. Designs, implements, and shares educational resources to facilitate the development of media and information services in the school.

    4. Maintains an environment that promotes the joy of reading, invites inquiry, and enables intellectual productivity.

    5. Remains current on the latest library/media specialist best practices.

 

Work Year: 186 days


To Apply: 

Applicants must send a resume and cover letter to: 

Cate Wilson
HR Manager
This position will be open until filled. As part of the application process, the Learning Prep School conducts CORI and fingerprinting background checks.  



Note: The above job description reflects the general requirements necessary to describe the principle functions or responsibilities of the job identified and shall not be interpreted as a detailed description of all work requirements that may be inherent in the job, either at present or in the future.

 

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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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Children's Librarian, Cora J. Belden Library, Rocky Hill, CT

The Cora J. Belden Library (Rocky Hill) seeks an experienced Children's Librarian for their busy Children's Department.

Key responsibilities will include:

  • Planning and conducting innovative children's programs;
  • Developing and maintaining the children's print and media collections;
  • Engaging in outreach to schools, daycares, and other community organizations

Ideal applicant must possess the following qualifications: 

  • ALA accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Studies
  • Several years of professional experience as a librarian, with experience in youth services
  • Strong organizational and communications skills
  • Strong track record of creating and presenting engaging, hands-on and innovative programs for children that will spark literacy, a desire to learn new things, and a love of reading
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and ensure that tasks are completed accurately and on time
  • Strong computer and technology skills as well as a strong commitment to warm and welcoming public service 

This position is part of the UE Local #222 - CILU/CIPU #39 union contract.

Salary range will be commensurate with experience (see Appendix A of collective bargaining agreement). Effective 7/1/2018, the range is from $30.47 to $39.92 per hour.

Hours will be in accordance with the union contract (40 hours per week, including one evening per week and a Saturday rotation). You may view the collective bargaining agreement online at: www.rockyhillct.gov/hr.

Interested applicants must submit each of the following: (1) A resume; (2) A letter of interest which demonstrates how you meet the qualifications; and (3) A completed Town of Rocky Hill application.

Please submit all application materials to Human Resources, ATTN: Camille Gilbert (hrdept@rockyhillct.gov) via electronic mail.

Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 11, 2019. Please be advised that finalists will be required to undergo a comprehensive background, financial, and/or criminal investigation. The Town of Rocky Hill is an EEO/AA Employer and complies with the ADA.   

https://www.rockyhillct.gov/departments/human_resources/employment_opportunities.php 

  

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Assistant Youth Services Librarian, Brewster Ladies' Library, Brewster, MA

The Ladies' Library is seeking applicants for an Assistant Youth Services Librarian. This position assists the Children's/Youth Services Librarian in managing the overall services for youth & duties with publishing. 

Duties include:

  • Assisting in daily operations of the children's and teen rooms
  • Planing, promoting and publicizing all library events
  • Maintaining the library's presence on the web
  • Working with the latest developments in IT

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor Degree
  • Master's degree in library science or an equivalent combination of education and experience 

 

This positions requires 27 hours per week, including two nights and Saturday shifts.  Shifts each Sunday will last from November through March on a rotating, flexible schedule. 

 

This is a Grade 5, SEIU Union position, with a starting pay of $23.97/hr. 

 

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

Position Open Until Filled.

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Senior Library Technologist - Digital Resource Projects Assistant-Integrated Technology Services / Digital Technologies, Brown University, Providence, RI

The Library is seeking applications for the position of Senior Library Technologist-Digital Projects Assistant-Integrated Technology Services, to work in Digital Technologies in the Library. The successful candidate will be responsible for performing skilled tasks in the Library Digital Technologies department in support of the Library's mission.  Performs skilled tasks in support of the ongoing maintenance, enrichment, and improvement of the Library's systems maintained by Digital Technologies that support research, teaching, and scholarship, including the various library web services, VIVO, Josiah, and the Brown Digital Repository (BDR) and OCRA.

This is a full-time position working Monday - Friday as a member of the Library's bargaining unit staff.

 

Position Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs data cleanup on a variety of DT systems to ensure we display content consistently and with a high degree of integrity
  • Performs software testing scenarios in collaboration with DT developers
  • Participates in digital project implementation
  • Inventories public-facing content, in collaboration with developers/programmers
  • Triages help and feedback requests from users of outward facing systems in DT
  • Provides other support services for user testing
  • Gathers and tracks usage data across the various DT systems.
  • Produces and updates end-user documentation and training materials in all formats in collaboration with developers
  • Assists with training for website content authors in WordPress, in collaboration with the Library Web Manager

 

Supervisor: Head, Integrated Technology Services 

Work is performed independently under general direction; makes independent judgments and decisions within the scope of library policies and procedures.

 

Minimum qualifications

  •  Bachelor's degree with a specialization in information technology or related field; or two-year college degree with an emphasis on information or computer technology and equivalent experience; or equivalent work experience.
  • Experience in data normalization, management, cleanup and refinement (using data tools such as OpenRefine, Excel, scripts, macros, etc.)
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Capacity to learn new technologies and systems necessary for effective, continued job performance
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact favorably with co-workers and library users
  • Ability to work in a team-based environment and to actively participate in team-based decision-making
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately with reasonable speed
  • Successful completion of a test may be required

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ151615

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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Image Licensing Specialist (Part-Time, Temporary), Harvard Art Museums, Somerville, MA

The Image Licensing Specialist in the department of Digital Imaging and Visual Resources processes and fulfills rights and reproduction requests for the Harvard Art Museums' collection for both internal and external clients.

This position reports to the director of DIET/DIVR.

Schedule: 14 hours per week
Duration: 3 months
Location: Harvard Art Museums, Somerville Research Facility, Somerville, Massachusetts

 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all internal and external requests for image licensing, for both museum collection images and museum archives images.
  • Track requests in the museum's custom Image Licensing Application (ILA) and FileMaker database.
  • Complete orders on time and maintain contact with all stakeholders (curators, external clients, etc) during the process.
  • Utilize a variety of software to obtain, assign and manage permissions.
  • Review all captions for museum images for external and internal use.
  • Compile, review images for quality and accuracy, post-process, and distribute all museum digital images for external and internal requests.

 

Basic Qualifications:

BA degree. Proficiency with computer applications and database systems such as FileMaker Pro, TMS (The Museum Systems), MS Office, Adobe Photoshop.

 

Additional Qualifications:

Knowledge of art history, copyright law, and/or licensing procedures, especially for museum collections, a plus. An understanding of collection and object research related to fine art, museums, and higher education. Work experience in customer service, art research, museums, and/or media use a plus. Proficiency in a second language (French, Italian, Spanish or German).

Applications:

Apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to Jeff Steward at jeff_steward@harvard.edu.

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Business Innovation Librarian, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Position Overview

Under supervision and within the framework of the Library's polices and practices, to assume develops and implements strategies to increase awareness, knowledge, and use of the collections and service of the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center, with a focus on business innovation and entrepreneurship.

Reports to:

Curator of the Kirstein Business Library & Innovation Center (KBLIC) or other ranking staff member

Supervises:

As assigned, professional and support staff

 

Scope of Responsibility

1. Assists in planning and managing the services, operations, and staff of the team.  Assumes administrative responsibility for the day-to-day operation of the team in the absence of the Curator or other ranking staff member.

2. Performs difficult and involved reference service requiring a high level of professional competence and specialized knowledge in locating materials and suggesting resources within the KBLIC and in other locations.

3. Provides general reference assistance to the public in person, on the telephone, and online.

4. Assists patrons in the use of the KBLIC and related library resources through personal consultation, instruction, programs, online guides, and other means.

5. Assists in the selection of KBLIC materials in all formats for all subjects that fall within the department's area of responsibility and, in collaboration with appropriate staff, recommends materials in all formats to complement the Library's collections.

6. Builds and maintains connections with businesses, trade groups, libraries, business organizations, and other groups that would benefit from knowledge about the mission and services of the KBLIC, as related to business innovation and entrepreneurship.

7. Increases knowledge of the services and collections of the KBLIC by providing outreach in the form of training, tours of the space, publications, workshops, presentations or other methods.

8. Develops relationships with organizations and individuals seeking entrepreneurial opportunities and initiates new ways to provide relevant programs and services.

9. Cultivates partnerships with organizations and individuals to provide unique and entrepreneurial programming in the KBLIC space.

10. Conducts staff and public trainings on a variety of topics including the use of library resources in KBLIC, and other personal and professional skill-building programs especially focused on those skills useful to patrons seeking business, personal finance, and career related information.

11. Assists in identifying and delivering business resources from KBLIC and other BPL collections for digital conversion and online access.

12. Responsible for oral presentations and written reports on assigned activities.

13. In collaboration with KBLIC staff, develops and prepares digital content for display and interactive installations in the KBLIC.

14. Promotes use of the resources and collections provided by the KBLIC by assisting in development of discovery tools and resource guides online, developing content for the web and bibliographies, preparing written descriptions, and organizing programs.

15. Participates in the development and implementation of innovative online services that connect KBLIC users with collections, lowers hurdles to access for researchers, and facilitates the sharing of knowledge among users.

16. Participates in the Senior on Duty rotation and responsibilities.

17. Performs other related and/or comparable duties as assigned.

 

Competencies

  • Proficiency with MSWord, Publisher, Power Point, and Excel.
  • Ability to execute library policy.
  • Broad knowledge of the library's collections and excellent knowledge of best practices in library work with all formats, including familiarity with pertinent professional literature and familiarity with preservation practices.
  • Extensive knowledge of book and non-book materials; comprehensive knowledge of bibliographical tools and sources.
  • Ability to plan and supervise the work of others.
  • Demonstrates initiative and independent decision making skills.
  • Communicates effectively and presents ideas clearly.
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively.
  • Identifies, plans, and prioritizes job responsibilities and tasks; determines and implements project timelines.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and the ability to adapt to change.
  • Ability to collaborate with library staff, external partners and resources.
  • Demonstrated ability to coordinate and implement complex projects involving several diverse resources and stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with technology and information literacy principles, standards, and modes of teaching.
  • High degree of comfort with computer hardware, operating systems, software applications, and Internet searching and browsing principles.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to present complex technical information to a general audience.
  • Tact; dependability; good judgment; and courtesy.

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

Education

A Bachelor's Degree from a recognized college or university and a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent degree from an accredited library school. Pertinent subject knowledge and/or specialized training required. In exceptional instances specialized education, training, and/or experience may be substituted for a part or all of the educational requirements.

Experience

  • Four (4) years of professional experience.
  • Experience with course development and presentation in library-related fields.
  • Proficiency in standard computer applications, spreadsheets, databases, and the Internet.
  • Experience with course development software preferred.
  • Excellent knowledge of online communications and social networking tools.

Requirements

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

Terms

A link to the full job description can be found here.

Req ID: 2018-15926 

Dept: Boston Public Library 

Position: Regular Full-Time 

Location: BPL, Kirstein Business Branch 

Hours per week: 35

Salary Min: 57,412.62 

Salary Max: 77,434.65 

Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA/P-3

Openings: 1 

Contact Email: adavis@bpl.org

 

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Taxonomist, National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA

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

 

 NFPA's Research Library & Archives group is looking for an experienced Taxonomist to join the team! The taxonomist will partner with the Ontology Architect to ensure NFPA's key content, products, and services are well-described and findable by using the specialized skill sets of information organization and descriptive indexing. This hands on role will actively build the Taxonomy of NFPA and apply it through autotagging, review, and refinements.

 

  A Little Bit About You:

  • You have a Master's Degree in Library & Information Science and up to three years of taxonomy experience.
  • Your attention to detail and ability to learn quickly are often sought after skills.
  • You are experienced in developing and managing specific taxonomies using data-driven analysis, research skills, knowledge organizing systems theory, and/or user research methodologies.
  • Ideally, you are skilled in the use of rules-based autoclassification software, specifically Smartlogic Semaphore, or other taxonomy/ontology management software.
  • You have strong interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • You have strong computer operation skills including Microsoft Office suite, deep internet/intranet content fluency, and the ability to navigate a networked environment.

 

   The Nitty Gritty:

  • Assist the Ontology Architect in building, maintaining, and applying the NFPA Taxonomy/Ontology. Access taxonomy tools and perform research as needed to locate or suggest terminology or autotagging configuration improvements.
  • Provide taxonomy support to assigned integration projects (e.g. a Learning Management System), ensuring the content, products, and services are related appropriately and discoverable.
  • Work collaboratively with IT to test and maintain the taxonomy toolset in development and production environments.
  • Correct computer autotagging results by removing inappropriate tags and adding missing tags to content elements.
  • Quickly and accurately comprehend assigned content subject themes in scientific, engineering, and public safety education disciplines.

 

Interested candidates should apply here:

https://nfpa.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=48

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Manager, Library/Scholarly Technology Labs, University of Rhode Island Libraries, Kingston, RI

  • Location: University of Rhode Island Libraries, Kingston, RI
  • Pay Grade Range: $53,032 - $66,347

Please Apply at https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/4460

Application Deadline: This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by (January 31, 2019). Second consideration may be given to applications received by (February 28, 2019). Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (February 28, 2019) may not be given full consideration.

Duties and Responsibilities

Basic Functions:

Responsible for managing the day-to-day operation and coordinating all programs and events of technology-driven learning spaces of the URI Libraries, such as the makerspace and the AI Lab, with comprehensive understanding of all tools, machinery, and safety protocols. Recruit, schedule, train, and supervise laboratory staff and student workers and evaluate the space usage and the program effectiveness on an ongoing basis for continuous improvement. This position reports to the Library Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Shape, develop, and propose workshops, events, and new program elements; Plan, organize, and promote programs and events; Evaluate the outcome for future planning.
  • Work with faculty administrators and advising committee regarding lab operations, financials, improvements, and challenges.
  • Ensure best practices in the makerspace lab, AI lab, and other technology-driven learning spaces; Foster an interdisciplinary learning environment and a culture of critical making and innovation.
  • Assist the URI students, faculty, and other users when they are designing projects involving the use of the libraries' technology-driven learning spaces.
  • Track and document learning and teaching activities, projects, and course- or research-related lab usage that take place for reports and future promotion/outreach.
  • Schedule and provide tours for classes and administrators; Manage the tour schedule and contacts; Train and assign part-time or student workers for tours as appropriate.
  • Update and maintain the relevant web pages, Wiki, and social media channels for the URI Libraries' technology-driven learning spaces.
  • Maintain active presence on communication channels such as Slack and train and encourage student workers to do the same.
  • Responsible for properly operating equipment; Create instructions for users; Train student workers.
  • Train lab staff and student workers in diagnosing issues, troubleshooting, and repairing the equipment.
  • Stay familiar and up-to-date with most common software used in the makerspace with the minimum requirement of being able to open/run/save a project with basic edits.
  • Facilitate equipment/software changes; Install firmware and/or software updates and add-ons in a timely manner; Coordinate and maintain software licenses in collaboration with URI ITS.
  • Maintain the current and future equipment in the library makerspace in good working order including 3D printers, VR (Virtual Reality) systems, a laser cutter, and other equipment (new equipment may be added as the space grows and users' needs evolve); Contact vendors regarding maintenance contracts and complex repair/troubleshooting to resolve issues in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for safety policies and ensure compliance with safety standards including hazardous material reporting.
  • Recruit, train, and manage part-time and/or student workers and create the staffing schedule for the libraries' technology-drive learning spaces.
  • Post and update the staffing schedule for each semester on the library webpage and other relevant venues; Keep the library faculty and staff interacting with the public informed regarding any changes.
  • Compile usage statistics, evaluate the space usage and the program effectiveness, and prepare reports on an ongoing basis for continuous improvement.
  • Perform general planning for the budget, resources, and future operations of the labs; Keep track of the use of supplies; Order parts and consumables; Keep track of all purchasing paperwork.
  • Work with the URI Business Office and other offices such as Purchasing, Human Resources, and Sponsored Research.

  • Perform other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

 

Licenses, Tools, and Equipment:

  • Personal computers, printers, and Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook); 3D Printers, 3D scanners, VR (Virtual Reality) systems, and other technology equipment to be added in the future; 3D modeling applications and Adobe Creative suite.

 

Qualifications

Required:

1) Bachelor's degree.

2) Minimum two years of experience working with technology in an educational setting.

3) Demonstrated knowledge of makerspace-related technologies.

4) Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies and to effectively assist others in learning them.

5) Demonstrated strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

6) Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.

7) Demonstrated supervisory experience.

8) Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and with minimal supervision.

9) Demonstrated ability to balance multiple priorities in a deadline-driven environment.

10) Demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills.

11) Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

Preferred Qualifications

1) Master's degree.

2) Demonstrated budgeting experience.

3) Demonstrated work experience in a makerspace or a lab setting.

4) Demonstrated experience working with undergraduate and/or graduate students.

5) Demonstrated experience in program development, and management.

6) Demonstrated experience with assessment and evaluation.

7) Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply institutional policies, plans, objectives, rules, and regulations and to communicate that to others.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach the following 2 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application:

  • (#1) Cover letter.
  • (#2) Resume, which should include the names and contact information of three professional references (as one complete document).

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Adult Services Librarian, Tiverton Public Library, Tiverton, RI

Tiverton Public Library is hiring a full-time Adult Services Librarian. The Adult Services Librarian plays a critical role in the development and implementation of effective, innovative programming for, and outreach to the Tiverton community.

This position will provide community outreach, plan programs, coordinate the schedule of programs developed by other staff members, coordinate and supervise the volunteer program, and provide other services to library customers.

A Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university is required with a minimum of two years library experience.

This position is 35 hours/week. Applicant must be available to work some nights and every other weekend. Salary begins at $21.00/hour with potential increase to $21.50/hour after an exemplary 6-month review and $22.00/hour after a one year review.

Applicants must email a cover letter and resume to Tiverton Public Library Director Catherine Damiani via director@tivertonlibrary.org by Friday, January 4, 2018. No phone calls please. Visit https://tivertonlibrary.org/about-your-library/employment/ for more information and full position description.

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Librarian, Bancroft School, Worcester, MA

Families throughout Central Mass. and MetroWest choose Bancroft School for its robust college-preparatory academics and supportive community. The Bancroft experience fosters good people who emerge as leaders, humanitarians, and globally engaged citizens. Bancroft students develop deep connections in the community, and form lasting relationships with faculty, coaches, and peers. Each child's individual learning style and interests guide their explorations into core academics, arts, sports, and co-curriculars. Founded in 1900, Bancroft is Greater Worcester's leading independent PreK-12 day school. 

Bancroft School seeks an energetic, flexible, innovative Librarian to lead a service-oriented, student-centered library program that is fully integrated into the academic life of the Middle and Upper School. This position oversees all activities, manages the overall library budget, and is responsible for the administration of digital resources related to the library. In addition to administrative and instructional responsibilities, supervises an advisory group of upper school students and a middle school book club.

This is a full-time, academic year position beginning January 2019. 

 

Requirements: Masters in Library Information Science from an ALA accredited program.

 

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and three current references to Nichole Aubin, Executive Assistant to the Head of School, naubin@bancroftschool.org

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Associate Director, Fenway Library Organization, Boston, MA

Fenway Library Organization (FLO, www.flo.org), a consortium of 30 academic and special libraries, seeks an Associate Director. This is a full-time position with benefits.

 

The Associate Director has day-to-day responsibility for the delivery of services and support to member libraries. This includes assuring member success with service issues and concerns; achieving project goals and deadlines; coordinating support issues with FLO, library and vendor staff; coordinating training and documentation; responding to requests for reports and statistics; and organizing meetings and community events to promote technical competency, networking, and professional development. The Associate Director will supervise other FLO staff in the fulfillment of these goals.

 

The Associate Director will be actively involved in planning for the growth of FLO; in the evaluation and implementation of new products and services; and in collaborating with FLO and other staff in these efforts. As the libraries prepare to migrate to new library systems (e.g., FOLIO and Koha), the Associate Director will have a lead role in the planning and execution of the migration(s).

 

The Associate Director backs up the Executive Director and acts in the place of the Executive Director in her/his absence. Activities in support of the Executive Director may include attending meetings, discussing FLO services with partners and prospective members, and handling administrative duties.

 

 Responsibilities include:

  •  Operations Management
    • Provide, manage, and monitor the delivery of services and support for library systems. These include CORAL, EZproxy, Koha and Voyager among others.
    • Purchase, coordinate, and support e-content subscriptions for member libraries. These including Credo, ebrary Academic Complete, Gale, Kanopy, Oxford and others.
    • Coordinate with vendors and other parties to resolve issues and meet service goals.
  • Personnel Management
    • Supervise FLO staff including the Software Manager, Collaborative Services Librarian, and temporary staff.
    • Provide feedback to staff and conduct annual performance reviews.
    • Work with staff to support growth of appropriate technical and professional competencies.
  • Committees and Community Building
    • Facilitate planning, communications, and feedback for standing committees and working groups.
    • Facilitate planning, communications, and feedback for Communities of Interest.
    • Lead meetings and manage discussions to achieve project and meeting goals.
  • Leadership     
    • Coordinate the planning and implementation of new systems and upgrades.
    • Work to improve partnerships with outside companies and institutions.
  • Commonwealth Catalog (ComCat)
    • Oversee daily support for ComCat.
    • Coordinate notification and resolution of issues with Auto-Graphics and other library system vendors.

 

Qualifications:

  • MLS or MLIS degree
  • 6-10 years library or library consortium experience. Academic library experience preferred.
  • Prior experience managing a library or library department required
  • Personnel management experience required
  • Understanding of key library functions, such as acquisitions, cataloging, circulation, ERM, ILL, reference, reporting and serials required
  • Proven customer service orientation
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Experience supporting an integrated library system (ILS) or related library applications preferred
  • Experience managing projects with multiple constituents preferred
  • Flexibility appropriate for a dynamic work setting, including schedule changes that respond to the needs of the consortium
  • Desire to participate in collaborative problem solving
  • Ability to travel to member libraries throughout Massachusetts

 

Compensation:

Competitive salary plus attractive benefits package

 

Start Date: April 1, 2019

 

To apply:

Send email including resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to:

Walter Stine

Executive Director

Fenway Library Organization

walter@flo.org

 

A complete job description is available upon request.

 

Fenway Library Organization encourages the application of all candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, or veteran status.

 

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Substitute Librarians, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is looking for substitute children's, teen, and adult services librarians. Our busy mid-sized library serves a diverse population of people with a broad catalog of needs. In one day visitors might ask for the telephone number of the CEO of a national company, directions to a local concert, help requesting scholarly books for a term paper, recommendations for the child or teen who is a reluctant reader, computer troubleshooting, how to learn English at the library, lessons on downloading ebooks, where they can 3D print, and how to get to the restroom. We embrace proven library practices in all of our services, programs, and collection development, while continually striving to enhance the library experience for the tech-savvy, 21st century patron.

Substitute librarians at the Watertown Free Public Library are part of a substitute pool and are called on to cover shifts when staff are on vacation or out sick. We also occasionally have special projects that substitutes will help complete. We need people who have availability for a variety of shift openings, but most frequently our shift needs are evenings and weekends. In general we are able to give a minimum of a two week notice for all coverage needs to help you plan (and more typically we plan 2-3 months in advance), but will also look for short term help in emergencies. Ideal candidates are willing to work a minimum of two shifts a month which is roughly 6-8 hours. This is a great opportunity for library school students looking for experience and seasoned professionals looking for some extra pocket money.

This position is for you if:

  • You have an MLS or are enrolled in an MLS program and have taken a reference course.
  • You are independent. You take responsibility for your professional development and hold yourself accountable.
  • You are curious and thoroughly informed. You ask questions and remember the answers. You use all of the information you have to make good decisions. You have a breadth of knowledge that is useful in librarianship.
  • You aren't afraid of failure, but won't make the same mistake twice.
  • You like technology. You use technology in your personal life and you're excited to play with new devices and learn new software. You know how to explain technology to other people in a way that they understand. You can troubleshoot problems as a first course of action before issues escalate.
  • You want to gain valuable experience in a busy public library that prides itself in providing excellent patron services and progressive development.
  • You believe in the mission of libraries. You want a job in public service.
  • Enjoy working with exuberant youth and their parents
  • Have familiarity with children's and/or Young Adult literature

To be considered for this role you have to be a librarian with an MLS or currently enrolled in a program and completed a reference course. Those interested in children's or teen services should also have taken a children's or young adult literature class. Strong customer service experience, whether it be in a library, bookstore, or restaurant, is a plus.

We welcome new graduates and seasoned librarians; it's not necessary that you've worked in a public library before as long as you believe in and want to be a part of the important work that public libraries do.

This is part time, at will position and does not include benefits. The hourly rate is $23 per hour.

Please email cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov.

 

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Evening and Weekend Librarian, Roxbury Community College, Roxbury Crossing, MA

About Roxbury Community College:

Roxbury Community College is an urban, public, 2-year College serving a diverse community, including people of color, recent immigrants and non-traditional populations. The College's mission is to facilitate student success in achieving educational goals through the delivery of high-quality transfer and career programs. RCC strives to honor traditional commitments, and to be responsive to new challenges and insights through workforce training, ESOL, and community education. The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Roxbury Community College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.

Job Description:

General Statement of Duties: Coordinates and supervises all aspects of evening and Saturday library services. Supervises evening and Saturday circulation services. Provides reference, training and information literacy services. Initiates faculty outreach. Participates in collection development. Performs interlibrary loan functions and web page editing.

Examples of Duties:

  • Organizes and supervises all aspects of evening and Saturday library activities and services.
  • Provides reference support for students and faculty including one-on-one tutorials on the use of library resources.
  • Provides group-training/instruction sessions for students in effective use of print, database and free Internet resources for student research papers.
  • Prepares and presents library tours, orientation programs, and tailored bibliographic and information literacy instruction.
  • Serves as a member of the Academic Liaison Program providing outreach, support and instruction / research assistance for assigned programs.
  • Through the liaison program, initiates outreach to faculty on the ways that library services and resources can assist them in classroom and distance learning instruction.
  • Participates in collection development responsibilities including assessment, weeding and selection of new print and online materials.
  • Collects library use statistics. Participates in interpreting statistics and recommends plans of action.
  • Performs inter-library loan functions using OCLC and online utilities.
  • Oversees procedures associated with serials check-in and shelving.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

All candidates must have legal rights to work in the United States.

  • ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library Science with coursework in reference, the use of non-print materials and automated/online/Internet based services and bibliographic/information literacy instruction.
  • Prior professional level and progressively responsible library experience in the area of circulation/public service, bibliographic instruction, library automation including automated acquisitions and online database and Internet searching.
  • Experience in a community college library preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Library Science techniques.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer business applications.
  • Working knowledge of automated library systems. Knowledge of Polaris is a plus.
  • Ability to relate library collections to college curricula and course programming.
  • Demonstrated managerial ability, leadership skills and analytic skills are essential as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong customer service and outreach orientation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work with adult, multicultural and multilingual student population required.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript preferred.
  • Knowledge of Dreamweaver, Camtasia and Captivate preferred.
     

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Working experience in a community college setting.
  • Knowledge of library assessment techniques and tools.
     

Additional Information:

Please note that this is a Full Time position.
The person in this position will work approximately 37.5 hours per week, with more expected during weeks of RCC events.

Roxbury Community College offers competitive salaries and full benefits according to the guidelines and procedures of the MCCC Collective Bargaining Agreement

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act requires all institutes of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Our annual report is available at www.rcc.mass.edu/clery.

Roxbury 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 Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

 

Application Instructions:

To be considered for this position, applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter.

Application Deadline: January 31st, 2019 

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Archive Specialist, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA

Job: Archive Specialist

  • Location: Cambridge, MA
  • Type: 6 + Month Contract
  • Hours: 40 hours/week

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree, Required
  • Masters in Library Science or Data Archiving, preferred

Skill Requirements:

Ability to manage competing and re-prioritizing tasks Excellent verbal and written communication Experience in conducting repetitive tasks, is a plus Experience with SharePoint and Office 365 is preferred Advanced experience with Microsoft Excel is preferred Must be able to lift 35lb archive boxes

Documentation, archive or laboratory science experience, preferred

Summary:

The R&D Scientific Documentation group is offering a 6 month contract with the potential for extension to a detailed oriented graduate to assist the document digitization program, move to an inventory management program, and a physical space reorganization and optimization. Efforts will focus on the digitization of Shire's records from paper to PDF (including lab notebooks, and data binders), as well as working with off-site storage and scanning vendors, inventory management data entry, data normalization, as well as research to support divestments.

Daily activities should include:

  • Interacting with third party scanning vendor for off-site scanning:
    • Corroborate with Archivists in the preparation for shipment to third parties vendors and manage quality checks of materials scanned
    • Tracking and reporting of materials onsite and in scanning process
    • Maintain a triage "fix" log of vendor scanning errors
    • Ensure metadata is current and accurate
  • Supporting the logistics to centralize off site material to Shire preferred vendors
  • Assist with research requests for divestments and legal discovery
  • Optimize current physical space with reorganization of the collection
  • Support the integration of records acquired via mergers and acquisitions

Job Description:

  • Develop the Growing Archive Collection
    • Normalize metadata for entry into the Inventory Management system
    • Find gaps in recordkeeping metadata and reconcile issues autonomously
    • Work with RDSciDocs archive staff to design file structure in the archive, execute the operational activities to maintain a structure
  • Logistical Archive Activities
    • Manage off-site storage account for paper
    • Collaborate with Archivists to run scanning program
    • Logistics for the physical transfer of records to any purchasing company
    • Oversee the provenance chain custody and transfer of documents
    • Updating metadata: removing records from systems regardless of media type; updating metadata files
    • Maintain metrics for the physical portfolio of records and Programs to maintain physical records
  • Compliance
    • Ensure processes adhere GLP/GCP regulations and Shire policies
    • Establish standard process documents including, SOP, BBP, WI and Policies as needed

Contact Steve Ellis, Senior Specialist R&D Scientific Documentation, with your resume to apply.

Email:

steven.ellis@shire.com

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Teen Technology Specialist, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Responsibilities for Teen Technology Specialist 

  • Assists in the development, coordination, and implementation of cutting edge programming and projects for the Teen Lab that promote digital literacy to teens.
  • Participates in teen councils and teen focus groups to elicit direct feedback from teens with regard to technology programming.
  • Together with other Teen Central staff, assists in the development of digital content for display and interactive installations in Teen Central.
  • Assists in researching and selecting software and hardware for Teen Central, and implements programs to demonstrate their use to both staff and the public.
  • Works closely with the Youth Technology Coordinator, and Youth Services Librarians at the Central Library in Copley Square to incorporate appropriate technology into programming for children and teens.
  • Assists in the training of Central Youth Services staff with new and existing technologies.
  • Covers public services desk in Teen Central as assigned.
  • Participates in outreach to teens both to inform potential users of resources at the Library, and to remotely deliver services to populations that are unable or unwilling to come to Teen Central.
  • Develops and implements technology programming at remote locations for underserved populations.
  • Develops, implements, and oversees the teen technology mentor programs.
  • Recommends and/or assists in planning changes in technology programming for teens at the Central Library. Works with appropriate Children's Library staff in planning changes in technology programming for children at the Central Library.
  • Assists with the creation and delivery of teen patron-focused services through the use of focus groups and user experience testing for the Teen Lab.
  • Provides instruction to increase teens' knowledge of technology in the Central Library. Works with appropriate Children's Library staff in providing instruction to increase children's knowledge of technology in the Central Library.
  • Keeps the Manager of Youth Services and the Central Teen Services Team Leader aware of major trends and issues in technology.
  • Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively.
  • Ability to identify, plan and prioritize job responsibilities and tasks.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and organizational skills, including public speaking ability.
  • Ability to recognize and set priorities and to use initiative and independent decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and the ability to adapt to change.
  • Ability to collaborate with library staff, external partners and resources.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.
  • Familiarity with graphic design, audio and video editing, and podcasting software such as Adobe Photoshop, Premier Pro, Audition and Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, and Audacity.
  • Proficiency in current trends and developments in the field of digital services, technology, user experience and online tools. Principles and practices in digital technology, user experience, mobile devices and service and testing. Computer devices and software, including desktop systems, mobile computing (including tablets, phones and other devices) and emerging technologies.
  • Willingness and ability to develop strong community relationships.
  • Willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently.
  • Ability to use current and emerging electronic and print resources.
  • Ability to work well with staff and public.

 

Education

Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library and information science from an ALA accredited library school.  In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements. 


Experience

Two years of professional library experience including substantial experience in youth services. Knowledge of broad-based library, school, or museum programming practices, including current trends in youth services. Knowledge of digital media development software and web development tools. Knowledge of trends in print and digital library resources for teen patrons.
 

Requirements

  • Some evening and weekend hours.
  • Weekly schedule varies based on scheduled programs and events. 
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.
  • Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.
  • CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.

 

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Salary

$52,091.42-$70,267.14

Closing Date

January 18, 2019

How to Apply

Apply for position on the City of Boston website https://city-boston.icims.com/jobs/15642/teen-technology-specialist/job?hub=8

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Library Director, Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library, Dudley, MA

The Board of Trustees of the Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library seeks a dynamic individual with strong leadership and interpersonal skills for the position of Library Director. Working under the direction of the Board, and under the general supervision of the Town Administrator, the Library Director will be responsible for the overall management and oversight of the Library and will work to strengthen and expand the Library's position within the community.

Our ideal candidate is an effective spokesperson for the library who will focus on creating a patron-centered environment that is inclusive for all, is knowledgeable of collections and resources, creatively plans and implements library programs, and trains and supports staff in current and emerging library technology. Our candidate demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills, and will represent the Library at meetings with Town government and community organizations.

The Library Director is responsible for overseeing all facets of library operations. These include staff selection and supervision, collection management, event programming, facility management, library financial and budget management, long-range/strategic planning, public and private grant application, and oversight and upgrade of library technology (software and hardware).

The Director will draft and recommend policy to the Board, advise the Board on library matters and provide expertise and guidance on pertinent local/state/federal legislation. The Director is committed to providing quality library service to the community based on its needs and within the limits of its available resources.

Qualifications: MLS degree from an ALA accredited program and MBLC certification. Requires a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional public library experience, including at least 3 years in a supervisory capacity. Must have a high degree of motivation, initiative and resourcefulness and the ability to exercise independent judgment in problem solving and decision-making.

Salary Range: Salary is commensurate with experience and meets MLS and CLA salary guidelines.

To Apply:  Email cover letter, resume and three professional references to: personnel@dudleyma.gov

Priority will be given to qualified candidates who apply by January 11, 2019. Position open until filled.

The Town of Dudley is an EOE

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Collections Move Coordinator (Term Position), The Bostonian Society, Boston, MA

January - April 2019

40 hours a week M-F (occasional early morning and evening work required)

 

Position Overview:

The Collections Move Coordinator will serve as the main point of contact at The Bostonian Society on a project to move a 6,200 object collection to a new storage facility. The collection is diverse in its holdings and spans the 17th through 21st centuries. The Coordinator will work closely with a collections consultant and movers to oversee collections documentation, packing, moving, and delivery to new facility. The Coordinator will also manage updating the collections database through the move process.  This position reports to the Director of Education and Exhibitions.

 

Principle Responsibilities:

  • Provide proper care and handling of museum objects
  • Oversee the work of the consultants executing the move
  • Coordinate with Society staff to successfully pack and move the collection out of its current storage spaces.
  • Manage the resources needed to complete the move including supplies, staff, and project budget
  • Ensure proper updating of the collections management database throughout the move process

 

Qualifications:

 

Education and Work Experience

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Museum Studies or related field
  • Experience in collections care and management within a museum, library or archives setting.
  • Experience using collections management systems/databases (Re:Discovery a plus)

 

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Attention to detail
  • Valid driver's license

 

Physical Demands and Work Environment

The successful candidate must be able to:

  • lift and move items up to 40 pounds
  • climb stairs, ladders, and stools
  • stand for sustained periods of time
  • work in climate controlled storage spaces meant for collections preservation

 

About the Bostonian Society

The Bostonian Society is dedicated to explaining, studying, and preserving Boston's uniquely important history, embodied in materials, records, and structures such as the Old State House, and in sharing an understanding of the revolutionary ideas born here.

 

To Apply:  Send a letter of interest and resume to Kathy Mulvaney at kathy@bostonhistory.org.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis in order to facilitate hiring.

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(3) Tenure-Track Faculty Positions, Simmons School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA

Simmons University's School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) seeks outstanding scholars and teachers to fill three tenure-track faculty positions to start in Fall 2019. Simmons SLIS prepares students for inspired service, advocacy, and leadership in library and information science, archives, school libraries, and children's services. Simmons SLIS is dedicated to hiring faculty that will enhance diversity through their research, teaching, and service. We value candidates who bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to our community in order to develop principles of equity, inclusion, and social justice in our students and to fully prepare our graduates to work effectively in the global environment.

Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons University is a small, private, non-sectarian university that has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Today, Simmons serves nearly 2,000 students in a women-centered undergraduate program and nearly 5,000 students in coeducational graduate programs. Simmons recently achieved university designation and embarked on an academic redesign to create four interdisciplinary colleges, including the College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences, of which SLIS is the largest division. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse, mission-driven community of educators and professionals. The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is one of the oldest programs at Simmons University, having opened in 1902. Today, the MS in Library and Information Science has over 700 students on two campuses and online, and additional students in our PhD program. The MS degree program is a top-ranked program in U.S. News & World Reports. Graduates of our program hail from every state in the United States and over 80 countries.

The successful candidates will join a faculty with a strong commitment to students' success and with diverse research interests. The SLIS vision "imagines an interconnected world with a diverse and engaged citizenry empowered by information, cultural heritage, and technology; in which the information disciplines and creativity improve lives; and where literature, knowledge, and collective wisdom are preserved and celebrated." All qualified candidates are invited to apply, and we are particularly seeking applications from candidates with experience or research interests in one or more of the following areas:

  • Archives Appraisal, Management, Outreach and Advocacy
  • Digital Curation and Preservation
  • Information Organization & Retrieval
  • Information Policy
  • Library Management and Leadership
  • User Experience and Human Computer Interaction
    • User Services

Candidates will be expected to teach, conduct research, contribute to curriculum development, and provide service to the School, the University, and the information professions. Experience in designing and delivering online courses is highly desirable. Opportunities to teach include undergraduate, master's, and doctoral level courses face-to-face in Boston and at the SLIS West program at the Mount Holyoke College campus in South Hadley, Massachusetts, as well as online.

Requirements: Applicants must hold or expect to complete a doctoral degree in library and information science, information studies, or an appropriately related field, ideally by August 2019. We seek colleagues who can demonstrate excellence in teaching, have a viable research agenda, and show the potential for leadership in scholarship and professional service.

Instructions to Applicants: Please submit the following required documents: cover letter, C.V., statement of teaching philosophy, letter outlining research interests and experience, and names and contact information for three references.

Please visit our career site to apply:  http://tinyurl.com/simmons-SLISpositions

Consideration of applications will begin January 15, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

For further information, please contact the Faculty Search Committee Chair, Dr. Lisa Hussey at lisa.hussey2@simmons.edu.

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IDEAS Evening Coordinator, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The Information Delivery & Access Services Department supports Northeastern University by cultivating a welcoming environment that supports teaching, learning, and research. IDEAS Associates provide high-quality customer service focused on helping library users navigate and access Northeastern's physical and digital library resources and services.

Under the supervision of the Evening/Weekend Access Services Librarian, the IDEAS Evening Associate works with fellow staff and student workers to maintain the physical building, including the stacks, study areas, and other spaces, and develop expertise in troubleshooting the building's alarm systems. S/he provides direct service at the Help & Information Desk, and contributes to the circulation, access and privileges, reserves, resource sharing, and collections maintenance operations of the department.

 

Hours for this position are Monday - Thursday 4pm - Midnight; Friday 1pm - 9pm. May change based on service hours and holidays.

Associate's Degree required/Bachelor's Degree preferred and 1-2 years of library or relevant customer service experience required. Previous supervisory experience preferred. Creative, service-oriented problem solver. Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Must be able to work collaboratively with a large and diverse population of Northeastern faculty, staff, and students. Must demonstrate ability to make decisions using sound judgment. Must foster and maintain a very high standard of excellent customer service.

 

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate knowledge of the library's extensive collection of electronic and physical resources, its spaces, and services, in order to assist users in getting started with their research. IDEAS Staff must be aware of all library policies and procedures in order to answer users' questions, resolve any problems, or make referrals to library subject experts as appropriate. IDEAS staff must be culturally competent and skilled at interacting with a large international student population and be comfortable providing accommodations for library users who may have a disability.

To view this position, please click on the following link: 

https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/58804

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Library Paraprofessional, Oyster River High School, Durham, NH

Oyster River High School has an immediate opening for a Library Paraprofessional. This person will oversee the daily operations of the library, including, but not limited to; circulation, cataloging and shelving of materials, supervision of student behavior, assisting with searches, and maintaining a welcoming and productive environment. Candidates must have the necessary interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively and collaboratively with students and staff. They must also have a willingness to learn new technologies and to assist others in using them effectively.

Benefits will be offered with this full-time position. 

The deadline for submission of materials is Friday, December 21, 2018.

 To apply for this position please go to www.Applitrack.com/orcsd/onlineappusing the "external" candidate option.

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Emerging Technologies & Systems Librarian, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

~ Deadline extended to December 16th

Department Summary:           

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, 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 Emerging Technologies & Systems Librarian. This is a tenure-track librarian position reporting to the Director of Library Services. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with others to identify, develop, deploy, and manage new and existing technologies (hardware, software, virtual and cloud-based) to support library services, teaching and learning, and research.

 

This position:

  • Administers and maintains the integrated library system (currently Koha), electronic resources access, and discovery platforms. Troubleshoots issues that may arise with these tools.
  • Provides technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and broad support for traditional and emerging library hardware and software solutions and standards, including but not limited to IoT and SaaS. 
  • Manages library systems and platforms and their performances, often in conjunction with the university's IT division. Serves as liaison between Library Services and Information Technology. 
  • Serves as point of contact to library systems and emerging technology vendors. 
  • Administers Springshare platform and tools, including library website, in collaboration with the Digital Services Librarian. 
  • Adapts and/or adopts technologies in support of evolving library reference, instruction, and access services models. 
  • Works collaboratively with others, both within the library and across campus, on systems-related, technology-related, and digitally-based services and projects.
  • Provides written reports, assessments, analyses, and documentation as needed and upon request.
  • Understands, reports, and responds to library systems-related needs across library units.
  • Advises, trains, and teaches staff, faculty, and students in new library technologies.
  • Provides library systems support to library colleagues.
  • Serves as liaison to academic departments.
  • Participates in library and campus committees as appropriate.
  • 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 library and educational technologies; stays current with developments in librarianship and higher education generally.

 

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, and software.
  • Experience with web-scale discovery layers and metasearch technologies.
  • Experience managing EZProxy or another client-based server; understanding of networking, including cloud-based technology.
  • Experience with Koha or other integrated library management system.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of various research methodologies.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team setting and independently in a changing work environment.
  • Broad familiarity with library operations, procedures, and best practices, especially but not exclusively in relation to systems and technology issues.
  • 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).
  • Programming experience including but not limited to HTML, XML, CSS, and Javascript.
  • At least two years relevant experience in an academic or research library.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting a diverse educational and work environment, working effectively with a diverse faculty and student population.

Full job description and application instructions available at this link: https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/14219

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Digital Scholarship Program Manager, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Harvard University seeks a creative, forward-thinking, and collaborative professional to shape the strategic direction for Digital Scholarship services in Harvard Library. The Digital Scholarship Program Manager leads and coordinates development of a robust and integrated set of programs and services that strengthen the library's role in supporting digital scholarship, digital literacy, digital pedagogy, and the use of digital collections and multimedia in research, teaching, and learning. The position is responsible for conducting ongoing needs assessment and engagement with the community and collaborating with numerous campus departments, within and outside the library community, to connect Harvard faculty, students, and staff to the strong but diffuse network of resources supporting digital scholarship (DS).

Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Research and Education, this role oversees and optimizes the operational effectiveness of DS support throughout the Harvard Library, with particular emphasis on the locations of Sackler, Lamont, and Cabot Libraries. A new Harvard Library Digital Scholarship Studio in the renovated Sackler building, reopening in 2019, will be an added node for front-facing teaching and consultation space for Harvard Library's programs, but the work of the staff supporting digital scholarship is expected to be agile, mobile, and responsive to user needs and locations. The incumbent will oversee development of policies and procedures; coordination and management of projects, budgets, and departmental workflow; and supervision of personnel and Digital Scholarship Studio operations. The Program Manager is a key figure in the development of strategic partnerships with Ivy Plus members and other strategic partners.

 

To view the complete position description and to apply, go to https://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs and search as an external candidate for requisition 47642BR

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Metadata Specialist, Blueport Commerce, Boston, MA

Metadata Specialist, Blueport Commerce, Boston, MA

 

We are Blueport Commerce, the leading ecommerce technology and services provider for top furniture retailers, and we are seeking a Metadata Specialist to join our team. Working with an ecommerce catalog of furniture & home furnishing products from a variety of national retailers, this individual will support the expansion of existing client catalogs, as well as the creation of new client catalogs. The Metadata Specialist will ensure that product data is both accurate and complete while supporting workflow automation. The Metadata Specialist will report to the Taxonomy Manager and work with the Catalog Project Manager to continuously improve product presentation and present accurate, high-quality products that inspire and sell. Candidates will be tested for experience with Excel.

Responsibilities:

  • Owns flow of data from client systems to final display on client sites.
  • Analyzes data for completeness and supports maintenance of an accurate and robust catalog of product data
  • Creates mapping rules for automation
  • Assists in Catalog automation design
  • Maintains and improves current data taxonomy
  • Contributes new metadata schemas to support growing product catalog
  • Investigates, identifies, and fixes data inaccuracies
  • Manages metadata to associate image files to products
  • Advises clients on appropriate data entry
  • Manages bulk data updates, accounts for approximately 20% of the role

 

Requirements:

  • Minimum 1-3 years experience (or relevant Information Science education) working with taxonomies or metadata schemas
  • Power Excel user, able to write moderately complex formulas (lookup, string parsing)
  • Self-motivated and proactive problem solver who can think on the fly
  • Experience with, or interest in automation
  • Superior attention to detail, must be able to work independently to investigate issues and determine root causes
  • Quick learner who is tech-savvy
  • Must be a team player with a positive, can-do attitude, someone who is able to shift gears quickly

 

Added Plusses:

  • Ability to write SQL queries
  • Experience working in the tech industry with developers
  • Familiarity with JIRA project tracking software
  • Experience in ecommerce or other consumer-facing industries
  • Knowledge of furniture industry

Blueport Commerce is a growing company that offers excellent opportunities for advancement for the right candidate. This position is full-time and necessitates working from our Boston office in the South End. We are the leading ecommerce technology and services provider for the furniture retail industry and we help our clients capture their ecommerce opportunity. The Catalog Team maintains continuous contact with our clients to ensure that we are publishing accurate, high-quality products for our Blueport platform client websites. We provide shoppers with a consistent, reliable experience that makes them feel comfortable purchasing furniture online.

If you feel you'd be a good fit for this role and would like to join our growing team of passionate e-commerce professionals, we want to hear from you. Please provide a link to your professional portfolio when applying. Blueport Commerce is an equal opportunity employer.

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Wellesley College seeks a highly motivated and creative social sciences Research & Instruction Librarian devoted to public service in a liberal arts college environment.

 

The Librarian will work collaboratively as a key member of the Research Services team to build a community of students who are information literate and confident lifelong learners. The Librarian will act as liaison to social sciences departments on campus, offering innovative support for the teaching, learning, and academic research in social and behavioral sciences disciplines such as Economics, Political Science, and Sociology, and will be a key contributor to data literacy initiatives across the disciplines.

The Librarian will continually assess social science disciplinary needs, seeking thoughtful ways to address them through collaborations with faculty and fellow instructors on assignment design, integrated instruction, individual consultations, and support for independent learning. As part of the deeply merged Research and Instruction Support team of librarians and instructional technologists, the Librarian supports faculty and students in all disciplines in the exploration and application of new technologies and methodologies for digital scholarship and scholarly inquiry.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and provide innovative and effective library instruction and in-depth research support for faculty and students in liaison disciplines.

  • Through instruction, consultations, and other methods, facilitate data discovery, interpretation, visualization, and management in close collaboration with Research and Instructional Support colleagues, including the GIS and Data Instructional Technology Librarian.

  • Work with collections librarians on general collection development in liaison disciplines. Advocate for collection development and systems improvements or adoption in support of the social sciences, especially around the topics of data literacy and data visualization.

  • Keep abreast of scholarly trends, resources, and new technologies in liaison disciplines with a view toward their application in research and instruction.

  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Must Have

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science or related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution.

  • Academic background in a behavioral or social science field such as political science, economics, or sociology, and/or significant experience supporting the social sciences.

  • Demonstrated experience and comfort providing effective instruction and consultations.

  • Interest in following new developments in social science data gathering techniques, sources, analysis, and visualization.

  • Ability to collaboratively tackle problems and new projects with enthusiasm, tact, and humor.

  • Comfort with risk taking and change in a rapidly evolving profession.

  • Interest in offering a wide variety of campus support in addition to core/traditional responsibilities, as part of a merged Library and Technology organization.

 

Nice to Have

  • Experience identifying and gathering data sets (e.g. IPUMS, ICPSR, census or survey data, etc.)

  • Experience with quantitative and/or qualitative analysis techniques and software packages (e.g. SAS, SPSS, Stata, R, Atlas.ti, NVivo).

  • Experience with at least one area of digital scholarship or data visualization (e.g. network analysis, text analysis/mining, mapping, digital publishing, etc.)

  • Experience developing modules for online or blended learning settings.

  • Experience with assessment projects, particularly learning assessment or long-term (1 year or longer) assessment projects.

How To Apply

Apply online at https://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2587

Position will be open until filled; early applications are encouraged.

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Reference Librarian, Wilkens Library, West Barnstable, MA

POSITION:                 Reference Librarian

                                    Wilkens Library

                                    Part-time, Non-benefited

                                    MCCC Unit Position

                                   

SUPERVISION: Reports to the Director, Wilkens Library and Academic Support Centers

 

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Reference Librarian provides general reference assistance in a busy library that includes a computer lab. Assistance is provided to library users in person, over the telephone, or via email. The Reference Librarian may provide information skills instruction to selected classes and participate in collection development and other duties as assigned. The position requires afternoon and evening hours including weekends.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:

  1. Staff the library reference desk and provide general reference assistance and instruction to students, faculty, and staff as well as community patrons using print, multimedia, and digital resources.
  2. Provide assistance to users on basic computer skills.
  3. Provide information and referral to additional resources on the CCCC campus.
  4. Participate in collection development.
  5. Participate in assessment of library services and library staff meetings.
  6. Perform related duties as needed.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

  1. MLS degree from an ALA accredited library school.
  2. Library reference experience.
  3. Broad understanding of academic subjects and domains.
  4. Excellent working knowledge of print and online academic information resources, library networks, including online catalogs and online databases.
  5. Excellent technology skills, including facility with Microsoft Office applications.
  6. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  7. Ability to work successfully with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff in a busy, multicultural environment.

 

COMPENSATION: $28.29/hour, not to exceed 18 hours/week

Part-time, when classes are in session MCCC Unit position

 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Immediate need; applications reviewed upon receipt.  

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested candidates must apply online by visiting:                                                                                http://capecod.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=105489.   

The online application instructions include directions for uploading a cover letter (which should address the minimum qualifications of the position) and a resume.  Please note that candidates invited to interview for the position will be asked to provide three professional letters of reference and copies of transcripts.

 

Please visit our website at www.capecod.edu for information on Cape Cod Community College.

 

This appointment is subject to the FY2019 budget appropriation.

 

Appointment subject to SORI (Sex Offender Registry Information) and publicly-accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offender Record Information) background checks.

 

Cape Cod 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. Cape Cod Community College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints regarding the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Rehabilitation Act and related statutes and regulations shall be directed to the College's Affirmative Action Officer, at the number and address below.  Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer and Title IX Coordinator, Associate Vice President, Human Resources, P. Paul Alexander, located in the Nickerson Administration Building, (508)362-2131 x4307, 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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Librarians, New England Institute of Technology, East Greenwich, RI

Catalog Librarian/Full-Time 

New England Institute of Technology is looking for a full-time catalog librarian. As the sole cataloger for the library, the primary responsibility of this position is cataloging and classifying library resources in all formats (books, electronic resources, serials and media) according to national and local standards. Duties include ensuring database quality and accuracy by maintaining the online catalog, which includes adding and deleting titles/items and authority work; supervising the physical processing of new items and organizing library materials, including weeding and inventory.

 

The cataloger is also responsible for developing cataloging/metadata policies and creating procedures; developing strategies for improved discoverability and usability of the library's resources; working collaboratively with library staff regarding acquisitions and e-resource management; some updates to the library website; and providing monthly statistics. The cataloger may also staff the Public Services desks when necessary.

 

Required qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS. A minimum of three (3) years full-time equivalent cataloging experience in a library is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging standards, practices, and products, including but not limited to LC classification, LCSH, MARC formats, AACR2 and RDA. Experience with OCLC Connexion and integrated library systems or library services platforms. Demonstrated experience cataloging a variety of formats (monographs, serials, multimedia, electronic resources, etc.). Excellent interpersonal skills including oral and written communication.

 

Preferred qualifications: Experience with Koha library services platform. Experience with macro-level editing of MARC metadata using library services platform and other tools. Evidence of well-developed interpersonal skills, initiative, and resourcefulness. Demonstrated problem-solving skills. Knowledge of Regular Expressions, SQL and PERL is a plus.

 

The search committee will begin reviewing applications as they are received and will continue until the position is filled.

 

Send resume and cover letter to: Donna Daigle, Office Manager, at ddaigle@neit.edu.

 

Reference Librarian/Part-Time

New England Institute of Technology is looking for a part-time reference librarian to provide general and technical reference assistance and information literacy instruction. Position also includes selection of materials, preparation of instructional aids, and website development. M.L.S., reference, exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, Internet, and computer experience required. The part-time position schedule is Mondays 7:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays 7:30 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Send resume and cover letter to: Sharon Charette, Director of Academic Documentation, at scharette@neit.edu. No phone calls please.

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Systems Librarian, Boston Architectural College, Boston, MA

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The position of Systems Librarian is a full-time, exempt position of 40 hours per week providing technical support and oversight of library systems. The Systems Librarian manages all computer technology services, including the Voyager integrated library system. This position reports to the Associate Library Director. 

 

PRIMARY ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Administer the Library's integrated library system (Voyager hosted on a Linux platform), including maintenance, upgrades, troubleshooting, customizations, and end user support
  • Work with the BAC's Information Technology Department to ensure adequate system backups, production of appropriate reports and statistics, and resolution of any additional server-related issues
  • Maintain positive working relationship with vendors to report, monitor, and resolve system problems, and to plan and schedule training and system upgrades as needed
  • Investigate, select, (in conjunction with other Library staff) and implement new software technologies and tools to enhance Library resources and services, including planning for future ILS system
  • Maintain, upgrade and customize EBSCO's EDS and its components
  • Work closely with the BAC's Information Technology staff to maintain and customize locally developed Article ILL management platform
  • Assist with technical aspects of LibGuides implementation and maintenance
  • Work closely with Associate Director of the library with specific projects as needed.
  • Monitor and customize SenSource people counting system and VeaView reporting software.
  • Manage statistics for Library in conjunction with Library Director and Associate Director 
  • Participate in special projects as necessary
  • Provide reference service at the circulation desk up to 12 hours per week
  • Other duties, as assigned 

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None

 

EDUCATIONAL criteria: Earned Bachelor degree from an accredited institution, required. Master degree in related field, preferred. 

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • ALA accredited MLS or MLIS required + 2 years experience
  • Must have experience with an integrated library system, preferably Voyager
  • Website development experience (HTML, CSS)
  • Working knowledge of web development languages: PHP, PERL preferred
  • Experience with XSLT templates
  • Experience with Microsoft Access reporting
  • Familiarity and facility with software application programs is essential
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm and aptitude for acquiring new technical skills
  • Must be able to work one evening per week
  • Must be able to speak clearly and understand spoken communication
  • Must be flexible in terms of position description duties and responsibilities
  • Experience administering Archivematica and/or DSpace a plus

 

Work Schedule requirements:

  • Must be able to work one evening per week

Please apply by going to the URL - https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=43ed2d4f-3653-424b-a940-d35b9640807d&jobId=264718&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

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Long-term Substitute, Danville School, Danville, VT

This is a long-term substitute posting for the remainder of the 2018-19 school year. 

Danville School seeks an individual committed to empowering our students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. The successful candidate for this position will have skill, experience and enthusiasm in both the library and classroom environments. 

Specific duties will include: 
  • Maintaining a strong, successful library program for grades PK-12, including teaching scheduled elementary classes focusing on creating a love for reading, research skills, and technology integration.
  • Collaborating with middle and high school faculty and students on readers' advisory, research and continued implementation of our 1:1 technology program. 

Current Vermont Library/Media Specialist endorsement or the ability to obtain it is required. 

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Student Services > Librarian/Media Specialist

 

Job Requirements:

  • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

For full description, click here: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3027164

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Librarian/Assistant Director, Youth Services, Holbrook Public Library, Holbrook, MA

The Holbrook Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic candidate for the position of Youth Services Librarian/Assistant Director. The position is based upon 40 hours per week including up to two evenings and every Saturday. It is an individual contract with the Holbrook Public Library Board of Trustees. AA/EOE

  1. Primary responsibility is the management of all areas of the Youth Services Department, including programming, collection development, acquisitions, and public relations.
  2. Provides assistance to patrons in selection of materials and reference information in all areas.
  3. Assists and instructs patrons with use of technology.
  4. Supervises all professional, support and volunteer staff in the absence of the Library Director. 
  5. Provides instruction in library skills for staff and library users.
  6. Under the supervision of the Library Director, is responsible for planning, organizing, operating and managing technology driven resources and the automated network system.
  7. Maintains library website and other related sites and social media accounts.
  8. Assists Library Director with long-range planning, financial management, budget preparation, collective bargaining agreement issues, and development of recommendations for library policies and procedures.
  9. Works on cooperative ventures with town-wide groups, keeps informed on trends in the literature and role of department services, takes active role in professional groups and attends workshops and conferences.
  10. Directs the development, repair and maintenance of the library building and grounds in the absence of the Library Director.
  11. In the absence of the Library Director, performs his/her duties as necessary to maintain normal Library operations.
  12. Attends meetings of the Library Board of Trustees when requested to attend.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director.  

 

Qualifications
Candidate must have at least 2 years professional supervisory library experience; must hold an MLS degree from an accredited institution; must have working knowledge of Children's and Teen literature; excellent computer skills including library digital services (Overdrive, Hoopla); willing to work with community groups and organizations to increase the exposure of the library in the community.

Salary: Starting $51,516.48

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references electronically to: Donald Colon, Library Director dcolon@ocln.org  

Please no phone calls.

Closing Date: Open until filled

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Library Associate, Youth Services, Plymouth Public Library, Plymouth, MA

The Town of Plymouth seeks applicants for the position of Library Associate in the Youth Services Department of the Plymouth Public Library.

 

Works under the direction of the Youth Services Librarian performing duties on a para-professional level. Responsibilities include a variety of duties ranging from routine clerical tasks to responsible library duties at the para-professional level in one or more activities of the Library Department. Should be familiar with child development, storytelling, programming, and collection development procedures.  Works in other library departments as required. A general understanding of all library services and a strong understanding of all library policies are needed.

 

Bachelor's Degree; one year experience or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Successful completion of not less than six hours of library science course work related to assigned area of responsibility. Ability to work with automated library systems, valid Massachusetts Driver's license. Light to moderate physical effort in performing duties under typical library conditions; lift materials up to twenty-five pounds, bend, and reach. Must be capable of effective communication orally and in written format.

 

Salaries $20.4597/hour, 37.5 hours/week. This posting will close on December 11, 2018. Applications are available at www.plymouth-ma.gov or in the Human Resources office, Town of Plymouth, 26 Court Street, Plymouth, MA 02360.  Aa/EOE

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Project Assistant/Curator of Ecological Archive, Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, Campton, NH

CARY INSTITUTE OF ECOSYSTEM STUDIES WEBSITE   

https://www.caryinstitute.org/who-we-are/jobs/current-jobs?bzid=22b6dbb27869

 

Job title: Project Assistant: Curator of Ecological Archive

 

The objective of this position is to determine the most efficient way to house a sample collection for ecological studies at the Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest in the White Mountains of New Hampshire.

 

Duration: June 3, 2019-August 2, 2019 (some flexibility in start date and duration)

                       

Site background: Hubbard Brook is the oldest long-term ecological research site in the US and has a large collection of archived samples housed in a dedicated archive building (https://hubbardbrook.org/d/sample-archive-overview). The ultimate goal is to barcode and link all samples to a database that contains meta-data and analytical data (mostly chemical) which would facilitate identification of the most useful samples for a given study. The water samples in the collection (from streams, lakes and rain) are well organized and are in the process of being bar-coded and linked to the meta-data. The main challenge of our project is in dealing with the solid samples, which range from soils in large containers to small vials of ground plant material to tree branches to rocks.

 

Duties: The project assistant would develop a plan for how best to organize and catalog this collection. This project provides an unusual opportunity for creative input and design of an archive.

The project assistant would

  • assess the current and projected collection,
  • develop a plan of how best to group and organize the samples (based on size, sample type etc.),
  • work with the Data Manager to improve the meta-data form for sample submission,
  • and possibly help supervise the moving of the collection.

 

The project assistant will work with US Forest Service scientist Linda Pardo.

 

Compensation: commensurate with experience

 

Location: Hubbard Brook Experimental Forest, Campton, NH

(located in the heart of the White Mountains)

Housing provided

 

Qualifications: The candidate should:

  • have advanced archival skills (including work/internship experience)
  • have excellent organizational skills
  • have strong spatial organization skills
  • be able to work independently and communicate clearly

Background in environmental science or familiarity with databases would be useful.

 

Please contact Dr. Linda Pardo, US Forest Service, if you have any questions: 802-656-1712.

 

CLOSING DATE: 

December 10, 2018 or until filled.

 

TO APPLY:

Please complete an online application at http://www.caryinstitute.org/who-we-are/jobs and include a single PDF file consisting of a cover letter which includes Job Code 18033-I a resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references. 

The Cary Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, familial status, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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Executive Director, Hull Lifesaving Museum, Inc., Hull, MA

Key Responsibilities: Provide strong leadership, inspiration, and focus for the Hull Lifesaving Museum and Boston Rowing Center, lead initiative to develop new curriculum around HLM's core strengths and activities, including success metrics, act as primary spokesperson for the organization in both the South Shore and Boston, develop a fundraising strategy and targets, including new initiatives for corporate and individual development and foundations and government grants, while supporting existing annual campaigns and fundraising events, oversee growth of existing in-school and out-of-school programming, oversee senior staff as well as finance and administrative and development functions, and develop and maintain effective partnerships related to programs. Executive Director will work to expand an already committed and active Board of Directors.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of results-driven leadership and management experience.
  • Proven development and fundraising experience - targeting government sources, foundations, corporations, and individuals.
  • Strong financial skills, including developing and managing a budget and reporting to stakeholders. Interest in maritime life, skills, and history is a plus.
  • Demonstrated skills in consensus and community-building initiatives.
  • Experience leading a cultural organization and/or experiential education organization.

Education: Bachelor's degree is a minimum requirement, and advanced degree preferred.

To apply, please submit cover letter and CV to info@hulllifesavingmuseum.org or Hull Lifesaving Museum PO Box 221 Hull, MA 02045.

Full job description available at http://site.mawebcenters.com/hulllifesavingmuseum1/HLM_Exec_Dir_Job_Description.pdf

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Supervisor, Digital Metadata & Ingest, Northeastern University Library, Boston, MA

Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest

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/58578

 

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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Processing Archivist, Fruitlands Museum, Sharon, MA

REQUEST for PROPOSAL

Processing & Finding Aid Creation

Fruitlands Museum Archives

 

DEADLINE FOR RESPONSES:

December 14, 2018

 

Contact:        Alison Bassett, Manager of the Archives & Research Center

                        Email: abassett@thetrustees.org

 

Project Overview

Fruitlands Museum in Harvard, Massachusetts joined The Trustees of Reservations (The Trustees) in 2016. Founded in 1914 by Clara Endicott Sears, the museum takes its name from an experimental utopian community led by Bronson Alcott and Charles Lane which took place on this site in 1843. Along with the acquisition of 210 acres, The Trustees acquired archival collections.

 

This project's goal is to finish processing the collections that are listed below. For each of these collections, a finding aid will need to be created in accordance with archival standards and best practices. By performing this work, we hope that the materials can become immediately available for research with the finding aids put online.

 

SCOPE OF WORK:

The Trustees is seeking a qualified processing archivist to work at the Archives & Research Center at 27 Everett Street in Sharon, MA and process 30 linear feet.  To date, there has been a project archivist who has created a finding aid for the Shaker manuscript collection, and an archives assistant who has arranged the materials at box level. Therefore, this project's scope shall consist of processing at file level and then creating finding aids for the Fruitlands Collections for the following semi-processed archives: 

  1. Transcendentalist Collections (consists of papers from S. Margaret Fuller, Brooks Farm, George Willis Cooke, the Alcott Family, and others; lists and biographies already created - verify materials are as listed and update finding aid to reflect Trustees template)
  1. Shaker Collection (update with any additional materials)
  1. Sears Collections (update with any additional materials)
  1. Native American Collection (materials regarding the care and acquisition of materials) 
  1. Paintings (referred to as Gallery) Collection (materials regarding the care and acquisition of materials)
  1. Governance Collection (materials have been sorted by Archives Assistant, now need to be organized according to Trustees template)
  1. Stewardship Collections (to be organized according to Trustees template)

 

BACKGROUND

The Trustees of Reservations

Founded by landscape architect Charles Eliot in 1891, The Trustees has, for more than 125 years, been a catalyst for important ideas, endeavors, and progress in Massachusetts. As a steward of distinctive and dynamic places of both historic and cultural value, The Trustees is the nation's first and Massachusetts' largest preservation and conservation nonprofit, and its landscapes and landmarks continue to inspire discussion, innovation, and action today as they did in the past. Supported by members, friends and donors, The Trustees' 117 sites are destinations for residents, members, and visitors alike, welcoming millions of guests annually.

 

The Archives & Research Center

In addition to our reservations, The Trustees operates an Archives and Research Center (ARC), an archives facility that serves as the hub of our curatorial stewardship and shelter for 127 years of records. The ARC, established in 2008, cares for a rich collection of historical items, including objects, books, manuscripts, and other archival materials. Subjects represented in the collections encompass American farming, social history, women's history, and military history, as well as American art, architecture, and landscape architecture, among many others. The ARC also contains collections that document the lives of American families from the 17th to the 21st century.

 

In its short time of existence, the ARC has become a valuable resource to The Trustees' staff and researchers from around the United States. We have seen incredible growth in our use and holdings. Our goal is to continue this expansion and bring more of the ARC's resources to an even wider audience than we currently reach. By creating online access to our collections catalog and finding aids, we aim to better serve the scholars, genealogists, teachers, writers, and the public that currently enjoy our properties and resources.

 

Statement of Needs

By processing Fruitlands Museum's historical and stewardship material, the ARC team will be better able to help the Fruitlands Museum property team as they launch a new planning effort for the property and its collections. The ARC team will also gain a clearer understanding of the contents and strengths of the collections, thereby allowing us to better assist researchers, to provide better care of the physical collections; and to promote the materials to new audiences.

 

Processing work will occur at the Archives & Research Center located in Sharon. Our operating hours are 9 - 5 each weekday. The processing estimate of 30 linear feet is based on the rubric developed by Yale University. Work will begin on or about January 14th, 2019 and must be completed by March 15th, 2019.

 

Product:

The Processing Archivist, will report to the Manager of The Trustees' Archives & Research Center (ARC) for an estimated three-month period. For each collection, the archivist will compare materials against the inventory, if available; identify any items in need of conservation or special handling; arrange materials to the folder level; describe the collection by creating a finding aid in Microsoft word, using the ARC's template, and in accordance with institutional practices; rehouse where necessary, and label all boxes and folders using ARC standards for identification. Upon review, the Digital Archivist will post finished finding aids online.

 

Qualifications:

The processing archivist should have:

  • Master's degree in Library Science, with an archives concentration from an ALA -accredited institution.
  • Undergraduate degree in relevant discipline preferred, such as American history.
    • Demonstrated experience in processing manuscript collections, including arrangement and housing.
    • Demonstrated experience in describing collections, supported by completed finding aids.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices for handling and housing different types of manuscript materials.
    • Excellent communication, interpersonal, research, writing, and analytical skills.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of archival processing standards and procedures.
    • Be able to able to lift or move 40 pounds unassisted, carry large/awkward folders, and climb and reach on stools and rolling ladders.

State Law prohibits discrimination. Awarding of this contract is subject to Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity guidelines. The Trustees of Reservations is a certified 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

 

Schedule

The processing archivist would start the week of January 14th, 2019. At the start of the project a schedule will be developed identifying goals and proposed dates for completion of each stage of the project. The ARC team will support the Processing Archivist with weekly check in meetings and a review of collection arrangement plans.

 

All work for this contract must be completed by March 15, 2019.

 

Payment

This is a fixed-price contract, not to exceed $9,000. Work as outlined must be completed for this fee. Contractors will be paid monthly upon submission of an invoice for work completed in the month prior to billing.

 

Contact

Alison Bassett, Manager of the Archives & Research Center

                        Email: abassett@thetrustees.org

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Library Systems & Applications Developer, UMass Boston, Boston, MA

University of Massachusetts Boston (UMass Boston) invites applications for the position of Library Systems and Applications Developer to join a highly collaborative and supportive team at Healey Library. The Boston campus of the five-campus public research university system is located in the scenic Boston harbor waterfront and serves the most diverse student population in New England, with international students from 150 countries. If you are a self-motivated tech-savvy professional with strong user focus related to the library applications and systems, and enjoy the diverse and culturally rich academic environment in an urban setting, please consider this great job opportunity.  

 

Title: Library Systems and Applications Developer

Position Type: Staff Full Time

Salary Range: $55,600 - $77,842

 

Job Summary:

Reporting to the Head of Library Systems and Discovery Services (LSDS), the Library Systems and Applications Developer will play a key role in enhancing and optimizing the Library's enterprise systems, including Alma/Primo, inter-library loan, EZproxy, and other systems and applications, in order to enable quality services and efficient workflows, and meet the needs of our diverse user community. The LSDS department is responsible for library core system infrastructure and the discovery services that support research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at UMass Boston. Healey Library recently migrated to Ex Libris' cloud-based Alma resource management and Primo discovery systems.

 

To learn more about this position and to submit an application, please visit http://employmentopportunities.umb.edu/boston/en-us/job/496739/library-systems-applications-developer

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Law Librarian, Connecticut Judicial Branch, Rockville, CT

The Law Library Services Unit of the Connecticut Judicial Branch currently has openings for two Law Librarian I positions. The positions entail the qualified individuals to perform professional to advanced library duties, which include providing legal reference and research guidance, instruction in database searching, and catalog and collection maintenance. The job opportunities are located in Rockville, CT, and in Putnam, CT.

For complete information regarding the positions and to apply, please see the job posting at www.jud.ct.gov/external/news/jobs/#jd-103. When applying please be sure to indicate which location you are interested in, Rockville or Putnam, or indicate both.

Locations: Two Primary Locations (two positions available): Putnam, CT and Rockville, CT (May be required to work in other locations up to two days a week.)

The State of Connecticut Judicial Branch is seeking qualified individuals to perform professional to advanced library duties, which include providing legal reference and research guidance, instruction in database searching, and catalog and collection maintenance. 

Minimum Qualifications: Knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science including:  Classification systems; reference sources and techniques; acquisitions;  cataloging and filing; bibliographic sources of information and library automation; knowledge of library administration principles and techniques; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; computer skills; ability to analyze and solve problems relating to library methods and procedures.

Experience and Training: A Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from a graduate school accredited by the American Library Association. 

 

Starting Salary $62,080 plus benefits.

Applications must be received by December 17, 2018. Applications should be submitted through the on-line application site at: www.jud.ct.gov/hronline/. Paper applications will not be accepted. Please select the location(s) you wish to work. 

Please reference posting number 18-1000-111 and indicate location(s) of interest.

AA/EOE

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Head of Teaching and Learning, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

Houghton Library, the primary repository for Harvard's rare books and manuscripts, seeks an innovative, collaborative, and motivated Head of Teaching and Learning. Reporting to the Associate Librarian for Public Services, this position coordinates Houghton Library's teaching and learning initiatives, including classroom instruction, Houghton Library's undergraduate fellowship program, January-term classes, and special collections-based digital scholarship, and takes a leading role in continuously enhancing and assessing learning environments to engage students and faculty with Houghton Library's distinctive special collections.

 

To view the complete position description and to apply, go to https://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs and search as an external candidate for requisition 47644BR

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Request For Proposal Consultant, Brooks Memorial Library, Brattleboro, VT

Brooks Memorial Library in Brattleboro, VT seeks experienced consultant to guide staff and trustees in preparation of a Request for Proposal (RFP) to develop a new website.

Submissions must be received by 4:00 pm Friday, January 11, 2019 at Brattleboro Town Manager's Office, Attn: BML Website RFQ, 230 Main Street, Suite 208, Brattleboro, VT 05301, at which time and place all submissions will be publicly opened and read aloud.

A complete Request for Qualifications can be obtained from the Town Manager's Secretary via phone (802) 251-8151 or by email (tmsecretary@brattleboro.org).

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Assistant/Associate Librarian, Science and Engineering, UMass Dartmouth, Dartmouth, MA

Assistant/Associate Librarian: Science and Engineering, UMass Dartmouth

 

UMass Dartmouth is continuing its search for the position of Information Services Librarian for Science and Engineering. This librarian will deliver reference and instruction services in conjunction with a team of Information Services librarians and develop professional relationships with faculty and students in the College of Engineering, School of Marine Science and Technology, and multiple College of Arts and Sciences departments to assess and respond to research, teaching, and learning needs. Information Services librarians also participate in information literacy instruction for first-year English classes. General responsibilities include participation in assessment of services, collection development, instruction and related activities, as well as other division, library, university, and professional activities, projects, and organizations, as appropriate.

Minimum starting salaries: Assistant Librarian $55,330/Associate Librarian $64,796.

The review of applications is ongoing.

 

For full details of the position, please view our ad here: http://careers.umassd.edu/dartmouth/en-us/job/494297/assistantassociate-librarian-science-and-engineering

 

The Claire T. Carney Library is located on the campus of UMass Dartmouth, the only research university located on the South Coast of Massachusetts. The region has many options for city, town, and country living, as well as easy access to art, music, and cultural institutions in cities such as Providence, Boston, and New York. New England is home to amazing outdoor recreation, from hiking to skiing to enjoying the beaches on nearby Cape Cod. Recently the subject of an award-winning renovation, the library is the campus hub, providing space for research and study and serving as a social gathering place. Our library staff are active in our campus community, participating in events, committees, and faculty governance. The Information Services team is made up of reference and instruction liaison librarians. We work independently within our disciplines, and collaboratively in initiatives such as our first year English embedded instruction program. We value collegiality and enthusiasm, and are committed to making a positive impact in our students' lives.

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Senior Web Developer, Learning Resources, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

Senior Web Developer

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Library Systems & Web Development, this position creates, implements, and maintains custom web development applications for the various content management systems used by the Learning Resources area. Directly develops web-based applications in support of the college's academic initiatives, the college archives, and the various library collections. As a key member of the Content and Media Services team, contributes their technical expertise, industry knowledge, and informed opinion to team discussions. Works with the broader Learning Resources staff to implement proper web technologies required to publish those department websites. Working with this team, create an interactive and engaging online identity that supports and creates a cohesive web presence through the area.

Essential Functions/Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee day-to-day & long-term development, design, and administration for all Learning Resources related web sites
  • Build online tools and processes to support web site infrastructure for the Learning Resources area
  • Creates and designs web-based versions of customized local indices/structured data, in collaboration with the Metadata Services Office, that support the Berklee curriculum and community
  • Works with Berklee Archivist and Associate Director of Library Systems & Web Development to develop and maintain custom web needs for the archival digital asset management system
  • Researches and develops Linked Data opportunities for interrelating various metadata structures important to or utilized by the Berklee community
  • Analyze and design database structures for use within open source web site technologies such as Drupal, jQuery, Symfony, AngularJS, etc.
  • Maintain web analytics systems and create reports to be used for statistical tracking and logging in the Learning Resources websites
  • Develop a cohesive User Experience (UX) for websites that meet the needs of multiple end-user platforms (desktop, tablet, smartphone, etc.)
  • Stay current with technology available and keep abreast of new or upcoming developments and trends

Required Skills

  • Proficiency in CSS and HTML, as well as front-end debugging and troubleshooting
  • Practical involvement with managing web analytics systems and tools implementation (such as Google Analytics) to perform use analysis and ensuring tracking and reporting is correct
  • Ability to design and develop the User Experience (UX) needs for multi-device implementation (desktop, tablet, smartphone, etc.)
  • Working knowledge and understanding of graphic design software for print and web (such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and etc.)
  • Know-how in using of LAMP stack environments, Linux servers, and command line interfaces
  • Knowledge of library systems, and web infrastructures preferred
  • Practice with version control tools like Git

Required Experience

  • Bachelor degree in computer science, information systems, graphic design, or music technology. Candidates with a master's degree in library science will also be considered.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience with Drupal (preferred), or similar content management system such as WordPress or Joomla; including customization of theming or module development
  • Strong experience in dynamic website development via HTML5, AJAX, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, or technologies such as ASP, JSP, etc.
  • Development experience with integrating social media APIs (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.)
  • Experience with web application software frameworks such as jQuery, AngularJS, or ReactJS 

DISCLAIMER:

The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship. External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

*** Application Instructions Specific to this Position ***

Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.

Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials:

Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences.

A resume or CV

Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled.

Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

Additional perks:

  • Berklee provides a diverse and inclusive work environment
  • We all share a universal love for listening to, and creating music
  • We work on Macs
  • Great benefits

Job Location
Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

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Instructional Design & Liaison Librarian, Learning Resources, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

Instructional Design & Liaison Librarian

As the pre-eminent educational institution for the performing arts, Berklee is committed to transforming arts education and empowering artistic growth. We also seek to equip our students with the information and digital literacy skills needed to forge successful careers in today's knowledge-driven, global society. To help advance this mission, the Berklee Library is seeking a creative, technically-grounded and visionary new team member. The successful candidate for this position will employ her/his skills in instructional design together with library expertise and strong communication skills to serve Berklee's widely diverse community. This position is situated in a diverse, multidisciplinary department which, in addition to providing library services and resources, also serves as the campus-wide incubator for innovative technology; provides music technology facilities and training; oversees a robust events program and provides oversight for the Berklee archives. The position reports to the Director of Learning Support Services.

Essential Functions/Primary Duties And Responsibilities:

  • Plan, develop, and deliver online learning materials to support library instruction; provide research services in consultation and collaboration with faculty and library staff; support the administration of library guides.
  • Collaborate with colleagues and faculty to employ expertise in learning theory, pedagogy, and assessment to strengthen and enhance the library instruction program.
  • Create and implement innovative information products, including media-based materials, tools and services to provide high quality, user-focused learning experiences that support information literacy, lifelong learning and critical appraisal skills, and improve student-learning outcomes.
  • Administer LibApps and support innovation, discoverability and user interface design of library products and services through both front-end and back-end development.
  • Teach face-to-face, small-group, blended, and online library instruction through courseintegrated sessions, particularly for Berklee's first-year experience course. Also develop and lead workshops, innovative events and cross-campus collaborations.
  • Provide a broad range of research and reference services through walk-ups, appointment and online. Provide individual appointments and in-depth research consultations.
  • Evaluate and implement new instructional technologies to promote active learning and enhance learning environments. Help integrate information competency elements into course materials.
  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of current and emerging trends and best practices in academic library outreach, instructional technology, instruction, information literacy, library outreach and information access.
  • Contribute to programming activities within The Libraries. Embrace and promote an environment of continual improvement and learning. Work closely with other team members, identify and recommend relevant initiatives.
  • Collaborate with other groups on campus to provide appropriate library support for cocurricular programs and activities.
  • Engage with the broader college community through service and leadership.

Other Duties May include:

  • Periodic collection development duties including assisting with digital collections.
  • Engage and contribute to the broader Berklee community through service and leadership.
  • May require occasional non-standard working hours, such as nights and weekends, depending on instructional demands.

Required Skills

  • Flexibility and a high comfort level with change is a requirement for thriving in Berklee's agile, highly entrepreneurial culture.
  • Willingness to take risks and adopt experimental approaches.
  • A commitment to a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion with respect for people of diverse cultures and backgrounds.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge or experience with instructional design principles.
  • Knowledge or experience with implementing and integrating instructional technologies, including video or media editing, or graphic design, into an information literacy program.
  • Demonstrated abilities or experiences of technical aptitude.
  • Flexibility and the ability/willingness to learn new technologies.
  • Experience with reference or music reference.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Previous experience with first-year experience courses and/or delivering library services to first generation college students.

Required Experience:

  • Masters degree in Library Information Science from an ALA accredited graduate program and/or a Masters degree in Education, Instructional Technology or Learning Design OR equivalent strong professional experience in related area.
  • 2 or more years of experience in an academic or music library.
  • Experience conducting instruction for undergraduate and/or graduate students
  • Active commitment to and engagement with creative practice and the performing arts

DISCLAIMER: The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subjectto possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other thanan "atwill" employment relationship.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

*** Application Instructions Specific to this Position ***

Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.

Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences.
  • A resume or CV.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The position will remain open for applications until filled Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

Additional perks:

  • Berklee provides a diverse and inclusive work environment
  • We all share a universal love for listening to, and creating music
  • We work on Macs Great benefits

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

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Electronic Records Analyst, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT

The Office of the Public Records Administrator, Connecticut State Library, is recruiting for a full-time Electronic Records Analyst (Librarian 2).

 

The position will be responsible for performing complex professional records management duties in the following areas: develop or update state/municipal records retention schedules; write policies, procedures, guidelines and regulations to support the effective management of records in all formats, including electronic records (structured and unstructured), email and social media; help to implement the statewide enterprise content management system and services in coordination with the information technology bureau and state agencies; develop and present online and onsite training to state/municipal staff; assist state/municipal staff with records management issues; conduct agency site visits and facility inspections; and perform related duties as required. 

 

The preferred candidate will have considerable experience providing electronic records management services within a government or other organization; knowledge of principles, standards, guidelines and best practices of records management, including electronic records management; knowledge of records management including electronic records (structured & unstructured), email and social media, implementation of enterprise content management systems and services, and development of records retention schedules; experience developing and providing online and onsite records management training; a Certified Records Manager (CRM) designation.

 

A Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association AND one year of post graduate degree experience in a relevant area of professional records management or library work is required.  The State Librarian may determine other advanced educational degrees equivalent to the MLS degree based on staffing needs.

 

For the full job announcement including closing date, salary, and application instructions, go to:

https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=181113&R2=5395AR&R3=001

 

Please note that the duties included in the Introduction and the Preferred Qualifications sections are specific to this position, which is a Records Management position within the Office of the Public Records Administrator. Other sections of the job posting are included as the baseline for all Librarian 2 Job Class positions.

 

Candidates should submit a Resume and Cover Letter using the Resume Tab section of the online application. This documentation will be required prior to the interview selection process.

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Research & Instruction Librarian for Science and Healthcare, Salem State University, Salem, MA

General Statement of Duties

The Research & Instruction Librarian for Science and Healthcare serves as a tenure-track subject librarian and teaches information literacy, provides research assistance, and develops print and electronic collections in the disciplines of healthcare and the sciences in support of teaching and scholarship. Specifically, the librarian is the liaison between the library and the departments of Biology, Chemistry/Physics, Geological Sciences, Healthcare Studies, Nursing, and Occupational Therapy. The librarian shares the responsibility for participating in general library instruction, research assistance, assessment activities, strategic planning, and other library and campus initiatives. 
 
Located just 15 miles north of Boston, Salem State University is one of the top Massachusetts state universities in the percentage of undergraduates majoring in a science or healthcare field and the university continues to experience rapid growth in these areas. Situated in the exciting, historic seacoast city of Salem, the university provides a diverse community of over 8,000 students with a high quality, student-centered education that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society. Over the past decade, the campus has added nearly 760,000 square feet of state-of-the-art academic and student life spaces, including the Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons which opened in 2013.

Salem State is a teaching university, committed to our students' learning and growth, many of whom are the first in their family to go to college. Collegiality, student success, civic engagement, collaboration, initiative, continuous improvement and accountability are highly valued in our organizational culture and we seek a colleague who shares those values and wants to be part of our community. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Serves as a subject librarian and liaison between the library and assigned academic departments, including Biology, Chemistry/Physics, Geological Studies, Healthcare Studies, Nursing, and Occupational Therapy
  2. Promotes, provides, and assesses library instruction - both online and in-person -in support of assigned departments and other disciplines as needed
  3. Responsible for collection development in assigned disciplines, including assessment, selection, and deselection
  4. Provides specialized research assistance for faculty and students through a variety of methods, including via email, phone, video conferencing, and in-person
  5. Develops, maintains, and updates instructional materials, with an emphasis on online guides and tutorials
  6. Investigates, develops, and implements instructional technologies appropriate to health and sciences curriculum
  7. Participates in general library instruction and information literacy initiatives, including general orientation, tours, and the Summer Bridge Program
  8. Promotes the use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) to academic departments and assists with coordination of campus outreach efforts
  9. Assists in accreditation, program review, and other official assessment processes
  10. Contributes to library and university-wide committees, initiatives, and projects as requested

Incumbents are required to perform duties in accordance with the MSCA contract. Duties include teaching, advising, scholarship and contributions to continuously improve the department and university. The position is subject to available funding.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's of library & information science or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program 

  2. Proven track record teaching information literacy (classes, workshops, one-on-one) in a higher education or professional setting

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Demonstrated ability to work within a consultative team environment where collaboration and cooperation are essential
  2. Education or experience in the sciences, health sciences, or relevant field
  3. Experience in an academic library setting
  4. Evidence of effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  5. Demonstrated working knowledge of current educational technologies
  6. Commitment to working in a multicultural environment with students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles

 

Working Conditions:

Salem State University complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants and employees with disabilities.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please apply online  and attach curriculum vitae, cover letter and (unofficial) transcripts

 

Employment is contingent upon a completed background and CORI check satisfactory to the university. Internal candidates are not subject to a background check.  

 

EEO Statement: 
Salem State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Persons of color, women, and persons with disabilities are strongly urged to apply.

 

Please Note: If there is no application deadline associated with a position, it may be removed at any time. Once a posting is removed, additional applications will not be accepted.

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Library Systems Coordinator, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Library System Coordinator

Librarian II or III

 

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

 

As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning. 

 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Library System Coordinator. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Library Technology and the Five Colleges Librarians Council through the Dean of Libraries, this 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

Example of Duties:

  1. 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.
  2. Evaluates, recommends, and implements information technologies for continued improvement, maintenance, and administration of the FOLIO library system, related projects and auxiliary services, including:

  • Coordinating installation and implementation of software upgrades and system enhancements;
  • Maintaining and compiling data imports and exports;
  • Testing of system parameters of all new functions and external connections (such as Z39.50, NCIP);
  • Interactions between FOLIO and other systems like EDS, GOBI and local campus systems.
  • Running management reports and other batch jobs;
  • Creating and maintaining documentation and coordinating support and training for staff;
  • Writing reports and supporting reporting applications; and,
  • Working on special projects as necessary.

3. Coordinates communication and efforts of the FOLIO implementation team and other committees dealing with the specific functional aspects of the consortial library system.

4. 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.

5. Maintain current knowledge of trends and best practices as they impact academic libraries.

6. 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.

7.  May be asked to represent the Five Colleges at appropriate, selected professional meetings and conferences.

8. Serve on internal and Five College library committees as needed.

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

10. Performs other related duties as required.

11. Works a schedule that includes some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.

 

Required Qualifications:

  1. 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.
  2. Minimum of one (1) years of experience in a library or with a library software vendor.
  3. Demonstrated understanding of MARC, other metadata formats and Unicode character encodings.
  4. Demonstrated experience managing library systems.
  5. Demonstrated experience with JSON and/or XML; Experience with JavaScript, Python, PERL and/or other languages.
  6. Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and stay current with technical developments.
  7. Demonstrated ability to establish work priorities, set performance expectations, achieve goals, and direct work in a high-production, rapidly evolving setting.
  8. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities showing initiative and flexibility.
  9.  Ability to contribute toward creating positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration.
  10. Strong service orientation and the ability to meet the public graciously and tactfully.  Strong customer service attitude and initiative.
  11. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  12. Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration.
  13. Record of developing and implementing new ideas in a complex, knowledge-creating organization.
  14. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with university policy.
  15. Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
  16. Uses access to sensitive and/or not-yet-public university-related information only in the performance3 of the responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosures to others.
  17. Understanding, appreciation of and experience with the goals of higher education.
  18. Understanding of library operations.
  19.  Ability to communicate and negotiate effectively with both library and vendor staff.
  20. Ability to organize work, develop effective work processes, assess work priorities, and work independently.
  21. Excellent analytical, trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills related to technical environment.
  22. Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to foster a collegial work environment that encourages change and innovation; and the ability to interact effectively and work productively, collegially, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups in a complex and rapidly changing environment.

 

RANK AND SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Librarian II salary floor is $60,000

Librarian III salary floor is $68,500

 

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/496567/library-system-coordinator 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.

 

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. As part of a commitment to its own multicultural community, the Libraries seek an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace University initiatives and aspirations. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

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

Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest

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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Geospatial Information Librarian, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Geospatial Information Librarian

Librarian II or III

 

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

 

As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning. 

 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Geospatial Information Librarian to lead and develop GIS services for teaching, learning, and research as a part of the emerging digital scholarship program in the UMass Amherst Libraries. Promotes, teaches, and supports the use of GIS technologies in research and instructional efforts. Applies and promotes best practices in the discovery, access, use, curation, dissemination, and preservation of locally created and externally available geospatial data through reference, research consultations, instruction, online guides, websites, and other outreach efforts. Participates in and contributes to the growth of the digital scholarship effort in the Libraries and on campus.

 

Example of Duties:

  1. Provide specialized GIS and geospatial data support for research, teaching, and learning needs of faculty, students, and researchers in all disciplines.
  2. Lead, develop, and promote GIS services and resources to meet curricular and research needs on campus.
  3. Provide research assistance, presentations, and instruction on the use of GIS tools and software.
  4. Develop services to assist faculty, students, and staff in finding and applying geospatial data.
  5. Collaborate with librarians, library staff, and campus communities to provide general and specialized GIS instruction in geospatial concepts and specific systems.
  6. Collaborate with other library and campus programs to apply and promote best practices in the discovery, access, use, curation, dissemination, and preservation of locally created and externally available geospatial data through reference, research consultations, instruction, online guides, websites, and other outreach efforts.
  7. Consult with and advise faculty, students, and other researchers on specific GIS projects in support of their academic pursuits, techniques, and methodologies through project support, workings, training programs, and curricular engagement.
  8. Collaborate on the development and implementation of library and university projects that involve the use of geospatial data.
  9. Collaborate with other library and campus programs to apply and promote best practices in the discovery, access, use, curation, dissemination, and preservation of locally created and externally available geospatial data through reference, research consultations, instruction, online guides, websites, and other outreach efforts.
  10. Work closely with subject librarians in outreach efforts to identify and support GIS opportunities in their disciplines.
  11. Monitor trends in GIS applications to teaching and research, and stay abreast of advances in geospatial technologies.
  12. Support current and emerging research, teaching, and creative activities in digital scholarship on campus.
  13. Communicate regularly with faculty, staff and students to develop and maintain strong, productive working relationships.
  14. Collaborate with library staff and others campus stakeholders in developing vision and development of digital scholarship initiatives.
  15. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the UMass Amherst Libraries and the campus.
  16. Represent the Libraries at Five College Committees, Boston Library Consortium Committees, or other selected professional meetings and conferences if asked.
  17. Serve on internal library committees as needed.
  18. Perform other related duties as assigned in support of the mission and goals of the Library and the department.

 

Required Qualifications:

  1. 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, or have appropriate equivalent experience.
  2. 3 years demonstrated experience using desktop and web GIS and mapping software such as ArcGIS, QGIS, Google Earth, MapInfo and Carto; experience with applications of these tools in research and teaching.
  3. Demonstrated experience working with and a working knowledge of how geospatial data are created, processed, organized, and used.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of geospatial metadata standards, methods, and formats.
  5. Experience teaching GIS and geospatial concepts in an academic library environment with a demonstrated facility in conveying technical concepts to both technical and non-technical audiences.
  6. Awareness of the latest trends in academic librarianship.
  7. Excellent analytical, interpersonal, and communications skills, including presentation skills, as well as initiative, flexibility and willingness to engage in continual learning.
  8. Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
  9. Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities in a positive, constructive, flexible, and cooperative manner.
  10. Ability to respond effectively to rapidly changing needs and priorities showing initiative, flexibility, and good humor.
  11. Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement projects.
  12. Demonstrated ability to establish work priorities, set performance expectations, achieve goals, and direct work in a high-production, rapidly evolving setting.
  13. Record of developing and implementing new ideas in a complex, knowledge-creating organization.
  14. Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
  15. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the UMass Amherst Libraries and the campus.
  16. Understanding, appreciation of and experience with the goals of higher education.

 

Preferred:

  1. Additional degree in GIS, geography, geology, geomatics or professional experience in these or similar areas.
  2. Experience with programming languages such as Python, Perl, or PHP
  3. Experience with data visualization tools, software, and concepts as related to geospatial information

 

RANK AND SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Librarian II salary floor is $60,000

Librarian III salary floor is $68,500

 

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/496426/geospatial-information-librarian 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.

 

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. As part of a commitment to its own multicultural community, the Libraries seek an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace University initiatives and aspirations. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

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Library Director, North Adams Public Library, North Adams, MA

The library is a city department supervised by the mayor. The librarian is appointed by the mayor with recommendation from the library's board of trustees. 

The librarian provides strategic and administrative leadership to the North Adams Public Library (NAPL) in order to serve the information, research, education, recreation, and cultural needs of the City of North Adams and its residents and visitors. Key responsibilities include long-range planning, operations and budget management, and staff leadership. The librarian must exercise independent judgement, maintain confidentiality, and be fair minded when dealing with colleagues and the public.

Primary Duties

  • Develops and implements long and short term goals and objectives for the collaboration with library trustees. 
  • Plans and implements all programs, services, and activities to support the youth and adult services departments. 
  • Supervises employees, volunteers, and maintenance staff, including recruitment, training assingment of duties, and performance evaluations. 
  • Plans, directs, and supervises budget preparation and administration; oversees payroll and accounts receivable; accounts for all incoming gifts and grants; and prepares weekly vouchers using the City's accounting software. 
  • Indentifies and files for appropriate grants, administers funds, and assures compliance with all grant requirements.
  • Proposes agenda items and prepares a monthly report for library trustees, and maintains minutes and records of all trustee meetings. 
  • Advises library trustees of any relevant regional, state, or national ussies that may impact library service.
  • Reviews and implements new technologies with support from the CWMARS technology team, and complies with all CWMARS requirements for operating systems and security. 
  • Manages collection maintenance and development to review materials and equipment acquired or de-accessioned by the library.
  • Collects and analyzes circulation and visitation date and statistics to evaluate services.
  • Files annual state reports including the ARIS and financial reports required for funding and certification and prepares an annual report for the City at the request of the mayor. 
  • Provides support and advice for the Friends of the Library, assisting in their fundraising and other activities. 
  • Promotes the library within the community.
  • Maintains the library website and social media presence with input from reference and youth services. 

 

Minimum Competencies:

  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and current trends in library science 
  • Knowledge of applicable local, state and federal regulations and policies governing libraries including Massachusetts open meeting, public records, and ethics laws.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with local and state officials, colleagues and employees, volunteers, and the public.
  • Leadership capacity, including the ability to manage and inspire staff, set priorities, and manage workload under pressure.
  • Technology skills including a basic understanding of network configurations, common productivity software (e.g, Microsoft Office), and the ability to troubleshoot common technology problems.
  • Ability to move materials up to 40 lbs., carry and shelve books, bend, sit, and stand for long periods at a time; use common tools and make minor repairs to books and objects in the library.

 

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college required. Master's degree in library and information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) preferred.
  • Professional Certificate of Librarianship issued by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (or eligible to earn certification within one year of hire). 
  • Minimum of two (2) years of professional experience with financing, budgeting, facilities management, library automation, and personnel administration of which one (1) year should be in an administrtive or supervisory capacity, preferably in a public library environment. 
  • Experience with Evergreen ILS and PC reservation software.

 

Application Process:

Review of applications will begin immediately. Interested candidates are invited to submit an application along with cover letter, resume, and references to:

Michelle Ells, Office of the Mayor

City Hall

10 Main Street, North Adams, MA 01247

or by email to mells@northadams-ma.gov

The City of North Adams, Massachusetts, is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.

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Vice President of Experience, Worcester Natural History Society dba EcoTarium, Worcester, MA

The EcoTarium's Vice President of Experience reports to the President & CEO and supports and collaborates with the board, senior leadership, staff, and the community to carry out the EcoTarium's mission and vision through all experiential, mission-based offerings and guest services. The successful candidate will be a hands-on, participative manager and will lead and develop internal teams, as well as external partners, to support the Museum to fully implement the 2016-2020 strategic plan, and in preparation for the 200th anniversary in 2025.

For more details including directions on how to apply, please visit: http://www.ecotarium.org/ecotarium.org/jobs/position-vpexperience

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Gallery & Museum Services Coordinator, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT

Eastern seeks a Gallery and Museum Services Coordinator. The Coordinator will be responsible for directing all aspects of the gallery's operations, including curating and planning exhibitions, budget management, fundraising, grant writing, supervising staff, managing and strengthening the gallery's engagement with on and off-campus constituencies, and exhibition programming.

Additional responsibilities include managing and developing the permanent collection and collaborating with faculty in the Art and Art History Department as well as other departments across campus to ensure rich, diverse, and interdisciplinary gallery programming.

To strengthen the gallery's teaching role in various ways, the Coordinator should be able to provide educational lectures about current shows to campus constituents as well as community groups, and might have the opportunity to teach courses in the Department of Art and Art History. The Coordinator represents the gallery to the public, including donors, gallery visitors, media, museum and the arts communities in the region.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will possess five years of experience in gallery administration in the capacity of museum or University gallery director, assistant director, or curator. A Master's Degree or higher in museum studies or art history is preferred. An MFA will be considered if the candidate has additional relevant experience. Candidates should demonstrate success in grant writing and program development, strong written and verbal communication skills, a demonstrated commitment to diversity, excellent interpersonal and collaborative skills, including supervision of staff.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest which includes information about prior exhibitions, educational programming, and/or grants, current vitae, and contact information of three references to Ms. Heidi Roberto at Robertoh@easternct.edu

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Archiving Roadmap Project Manager, UMass Boston, Boston, MA

University Archives and Special Collections in the Healey Library at UMass Boston is hiring a Roadmap Project Manager to coordinate all aspects of the development of a "Participatory Archiving Roadmap," as part of a National Leadership Grant for Libraries from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The funded two-year project (Fall 2018 - Fall 2020) involves building an accessible, adaptable, and engaging online "roadmap" to guide libraries of all kinds through the process of planning event-based participatory archiving programs with the communities they serve. This is a two-year, full-time benefited position.

WHATRoadmap Project Manager

WHEN: Applications close 17 December 2018

MORE INFORMATIONClick here for more information and to apply for this position.

About this Position

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 (IMLS) for a two-year project (Fall 2018 - Fall 2020) to build an accessible, adaptable, and engaging online "roadmap" to guide libraries of all kinds through the process of planning event-based participatory archiving programs with the communities they serve. Read more about this grant here.

The interactive online roadmap 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.

The successful candidate will work directly with core project team members, national community partners, and others to ensure that the Library adheres to grant project goals and meets project deliverables. The Roadmap Project Manager will report to the Project Director and will coordinate with Healey Library staff and external colleagues as appropriate to ensure all aspects of the multi-faceted project are compatible and are successfully executed in a timely manner. The Roadmap Project Manager will also be responsible for supervising a 12-month, part-time instructional designer who will assist with the design and development of the roadmap.

The Healey Library is looking for a creative and dedicated individual who will fit with our university's and our department's collaborative culture. The ideal candidate will have previous experience supervising and delegating tasks to 2 or more people and in managing projects in cultural institutions, library and archives environments, and/or in academic settings. Candidates who enjoy working with other professionals engaged in community-focused library and archival work are encouraged to apply.

Examples of Duties:

  • Facilitate activities of core project team members through all phases of the grant project, including coordinating meetings, preparing agendas, leading workshops, and focus groups.
  • Work with identified local and national community partners to develop survey instruments to solicit both structured and informal feedback on grant project activities.
  • Supervise project-funded Instructional Designer in developing 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

Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree preferred.
  • Demonstrated experience with successfully employing project management techniques and tools
  • Previous experience managing large-scale projects
  • Experience assisting with the development of survey instruments
  • Excellent critical thinking, problem solving, and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Proficient, working knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Strong planning and organizational skills with ability to prioritize and multi-task
  • Superb analytical skills, as applied to both historical content and organizational process
  • Proven ability to work independently while exercising good judgment in seeking appropriate guidance
  • Detail orientation
  • Demonstrated commitment to and experience in supporting culturally competent activities that emphasize the values of diversity and inclusiveness
  • Networking and ability to build long-term relationships with external constituencies
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively including identifying new ways to look at and express information

Read more about this grant and about the Healey Library's work fostering community archiving programs.

For more information and to apply for this position, click here.

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Cataloger, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

Backstage Library Works, based in the United States in Provo, Utah, and Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, provides technical services to libraries, museums, and archives around the world.

November 28th, 2018

Short-Term Temporary Employment Opportunity

Boston, MA (Beacon Hill)

Immediate opening

Para-Professional Catalogers

Full-time position available in Boston, MA

Fully benefitted after 2 months, with paid time off accrual and 8 paid holidays per calendar year

         OR

Piece rate contractor

Job Description

The expected duration of this project will be from November 2018 to July 2019 (although the project may be completed sooner), working 5 days (37.5 hours) per week. The Cataloger will be working on-site at the State Library of Massachusetts in Boston, performing original and copy cataloging. A small selection of materials will be monographs, to be followed, in priority order, by maps, photographs, and pictures. 

The Cataloger will provide editing of copy records, including addition of in-house classification, LC subject headings, and missing RDA fields, and work with materials for which there is no copy available to create new original records in OCLC Connexion. Cataloger will also be required to do some physical processing.

Responsibilities

  • Perform original & copy cataloging using RDA standard in MARC format
  • Search, edit, and create copy and original records in OCLC Connexion as well as update holdings and some master records.
  • Export records from OCLC Connection to the library's Evergreen ILS and edit item-level records.
  • Attach barcodes and spine labels to each item processed
  • Meet daily production levels and standards
  • Complete cataloging at a Special Collection's workstation - the task of retrieving and re-shelving materials will be the responsibility of Special Collections staff.
  • Make informed decisions within given specifications with little supervision

 

Requirements

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree OR considerable professional cataloguing experience
  • Attentiveness to detail and quality
  • Work in a deadline-oriented, production environment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently & productively
  • Learn new skills quickly and thoroughly
  • Basic familiarity with Windows & Microsoft Office suite
  • Familiarity with library standards, including RDA, MARC21, AACR2, and LCSH
  • Type speed minimum: 50+ wpm
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.
  • Must pass a general knowledge test as well as two cataloging tests.
  • Must pass a background check and drug test prior to appointment
  • Experience with original and copy cataloging in OCLC

 

To apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume via email to Alex McComas (amccomas@bslw.com). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Reference Librarian, Springfield College, Springfield, MA

Reference Librarian

Springfield College seeks applications for the position of Reference Librarian in the Office of Library Services in the college's Harold C. Smith Learning Commons. This position is responsible for providing in-person and virtual reference services; participating in collection development (print and online); and teaching information literacy and library instruction sessions in a variety of learning formats. This position is a liaison to academic departments and works to promote active working relationships between library services and academic departments and programs.

Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Previous reference experience desirable; teaching experience preferred. Excellent communication skills to interact with students, with colleagues, and with faculty members. This position requires a 35-hour work week from Tuesday through Saturday with occasional work in the evening. 

 

The review of resumes will begin January 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

 

To apply please visit our career site at www.springfield.edu/careers

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Archivist, Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford, West Hartford, CT

Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford

333 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, Connecticut

www.jhsgh.org

 

Part-Time Archivist Position

The Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford is a vibrant non-profit community archive that holds over a hundred years' worth of local history. As a membership organization that offers a variety of community programs, the Society actively documents the local Jewish community of the past and present to preserve this history for the future.

The Archivist holds a dual position of collections manager and technical support. They are responsible for maintaining the ArchivesSpace database, as well as managing analog and digital collections, processing and handling acquisitions and archival requests, assist with exhibit research and documentation. The Archivist also manages the Society's Wordpress based website and social media pages, as well as creates publicity materials. As part of the team of a small non-profit, this position provides an opportunity to conduct diversified and interesting work.

The Archivist works Tuesdays and Thursdays, plus occasional evenings as needed to provide assistance and technical support for Society programming.

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong technical skills
  • Very organized and detail oriented
  • Ability to work independently while overseeing various projects and collection requests

Preferred qualifications:

  • Library Science degree preferred, but not necessary
  • Familiarity with ArchivesSpace, Archivists' Toolkit, or similar programs a plus

For more information or to apply, contact Estelle Kafer at ekafer@jewishhartford.org.

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Supervisory Museum Curator, John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston, MA

Vacancy announcement JD10347593TPD for the position of Supervisory Museum Curator, GS-1015-13 located at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum in Boston, MA, has been posted on the USAJOBS website. The announcement opens 11/26/18 and closes 12/07/18.

Please click on the following link to access the announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/517678000.

As a Supervisory Museum Curator at the John F Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum with the National Archives and Records Administration, you will be responsible for planning, supervising, and executing the programs and activities of the museum.

The Curator has direct responsibility for the museum's operation under the general guidance of and policies set by the Library Director. Responsible for the planning, formulation, design, construction, and installation of exhibits. Oversees and monitors registration and cataloging of museum objects. Oversees and provides professional advice concerning rehabilitation, repair, and preservation of the museum collections. Provides information about museum objects and programs to many sources including the President's family, the White House, professional museums, the media, and the general public. Assists in planning and supervising special activities, including personally conducting visiting dignitaries on tours of the museum and exhibits. Maintains a close liaison with the Library's Foundation for obtaining support for the Library relating to the museum's holdings. Supervises managerial and administrative activities of the museum including budget, personnel, space management, procurement, and security. Responsible for the physical care, maintenance, preservation, and security of the museum areas and collections.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $96,411 - $125,335

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Tufts University, Boston, MA

Research and Instruction Librarian - Hirsh Health Sciences Library, Tufts University

 

The Research & Instruction Department (R&I) of the Hirsh Health Sciences Library is responsible for providing and developing services to meet the information needs of the staff, students, and faculty of the Health Sciences Campus. The Campus is comprised of the Dental School, the Medical School (including programs in Public Health and Professional Programs), the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, as well as the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, and the Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA) at Tufts University. The Department's major activities are user education, classroom and informal instruction, reference, online and print information delivery, and academic support.

 

The Research & Instruction Librarian is responsible for coordinating and providing specialized information services to researchers and clinicians. This position reports to the Head of Research & Instruction and serves as the R&I team liaison to the researchers, faculty, staff, and students of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences. The successful candidate will cultivate relationships, assess information and education needs, and develop programs and curricula that deliver library support to the research and translational science community through outreach, consultation, training, and current awareness. This librarian will keep abreast of trends in molecular biology, genetics and related disciplines, make collection development recommendations in those subject areas to the Head of Collections Management, and represent the Hirsh Health Sciences Library in matters related to the development and implementation of University-wide scientific research data management. As a member of the R&I team, this librarian will share in Library Service Desk duties, participate in group instruction, serve on Tufts University library committees, and is expected to be professionally active. The successful candidate will start at the rank of Assistant Librarian.

 

Qualifications

Basic Requirements:

  • 1-3 years of related academic library and/or research experience.
  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution and one of the following:
    • undergraduate degree in biology or an equivalent field
    • experience working in a laboratory setting
    • related experience involving instruction/research in STEM, health sciences, or biosciences
  • Microsoft Office Suite, presentation tools such as PowerPoint.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry or an equivalent field, relevant undergraduate subject credentials, and/or experience working in a biological laboratory environment with progressive levels of responsibility AND an MLS from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Experience with instructional technology and design.
  • Experience in the use of molecular or genetics databases or translational science analysis tools.
  • Familiarity with NCBI resources and an understanding of trends in bioinformatics, biology and other scientific disciplines.
  • Familiarity with grants resources and databases, including US government data management requirements.
  • Strong commitment to outstanding public service, flexibility, initiative, creativity and enthusiasm for teaching and working collaboratively.
  • At least 1-2 years of experience in an academic, biomedical, or science-focused special library.
  • Demonstrated teaching ability.
  • Ability to communicate with diverse staff and user groups and at all levels of technical ability.
  • Ability to work independently and in groups.
  • Desire to learn user needs and recommend solutions to improve library service.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

 

For more information or to apply, please visit: http://tufts.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=18001492&lang=en

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Collections Management Archivist, The MITRE Corporation, Bedford, MA

Collections Management Archivist

https://mitre.referrals.selectminds.com/via/EliotW-1ytMT/jobs/collections-management-archivist-4379

 

Congratulations on taking control of your career! We're pleased you're exploring opportunities to evolve and adapt your professional life. MITRE's diversity of sponsor missions, research areas, and cross-corporate capabilities translates into hundreds of meaningful projects at any given time. We invite you to discover how your unique combination of strengths and experiences can benefit our work program in new ways.

 

Level: 3

Department: R504

Clearance: Secret

Hiring Manager: Michele Smith

Working on a corporate records and archives team, this position includes collaborating with colleagues in a knowledge management division to develop and implement strategies for managing, describing, and enabling the appropriate discovery and reuse of high value assets. This includes working closely with colleagues to manage taxonomies and implement metadata frameworks that can enrich discovery and artificial intelligence capabilities.

Works with colleagues to manage the implementation, day-to-day application, and periodic enhancement of ingest, maintain, and dissemination workflows for the capture, management, reuse, and preservation of high value assets, especially assets with enduring value.

Ensures the consistent and scalable application of metadata standards and local metadata practices to high value assets. This includes working closely with colleagues to implement metadata workflows and processes into a variety of asset management, data management, and collaboration applications.

Works closely with colleagues to identify assets of high value and develop and implement strategies to enable their discovery and reuse.

Responsible for the day-to-day management of high value assets, especially assets with enduring value. This includes arranging, describing, and cataloging assets and overseeing the work of others.

Collaborates with colleagues to develop and implement strategies for effectively managing audio visual assets. 

Manages outreach efforts on the role of taxonomies and ontologies.

Manages collaboration across working teams to address and resolve metadata issues.

Manage corporate-wide vocabularies in collaboration with enterprise vocabulary governance group.

 

Required Skills:

  • Extensive knowledge of metadata standards, including bibliographic and archival description standards.
  • Experience arranging and describing archival collections and digital repository assets.
  • Experience with collection management systems and digital repositories.
  • Experience working with taxonomies and controlled vocabularies.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills with the ability to present complex technical and metadata information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of technical and non-technical audiences.
  • MIS/MLS/MLIS

Desired Skills:

  • Supervisory experience.
  • Project management experience.
  • Ability to analyze complex data issues and determine appropriate policies, standards and solutions to enhance experiences for users.
  • Experience with semantic technologies and knowledge representation.

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Executive Director, Massachusetts Library System, 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. 

Read more, including the full job description on our website.

Executive Director position description download here.

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Head of Archives & Special Collections, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

The Head of Archives and Special Collections provides vision and leadership in administering intellectual, physical and digital access to Academy archives and special collections; promote the use of the unique and rare resources through classes, presentations and exhibits; and supervision of Archives and Special Collections staff.

Full time, 37.5 hours/week, including occasional weekends and evenings. Schedule may vary according to departmental and Academy needs.

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsible for the management, operation, coordination, and direction of the Academy archives, includingimplementation of policies, guidelines and best practices governing the management of institutional records in both print and digital format.
  • Establishment and implementation of procedures for the acquisition, processing, and preservation of archival materials and special collections.
  • Collaboration with students, faculty and outside researchers on academic projects.
  • Participate in the library's scheduled public services rotation, including occasional evening and weekend hours.
  • Coordinate with Academy offices, departments and committees to identify, evaluate and preserve Academy records of continuing administrative, legal, fiscal and historical value in all formats.
  • Promote use of archival material and special collections through outreach activities within and outside of the Academy.
  • Work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial, team-based environment.
  • Plan, manage, and oversee multiple projects, meet deadlines and prioritize work in alignment with the strategic goals of the Library and Academy.
  • Attend faculty meetings and other required Academy functions.

Education

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in Archival Studies or a graduate degree in a related discipline, such as Public History.
  • Academy of Certified Archivists certification preferred.

Experience

  • 3+ years' experience processing archival material including digital objects, with progressive administrative experience in an academic, school or special library.
  • Experience working with adolescents in an educational setting preferred.

 

To apply access this link:

Head of Archives and Special Collections

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Senior Web Developer, Learning Resources, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

Senior Web Developer (candidates with a master's degree in library science will also be considered.): https://berklee.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&id=23&jobid=1533&company_id=16215&version=1&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=992911&level=levelid1&levelid1=36348&startflag=2

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Library Systems & Web Development, this position creates, implements, and maintains custom web development applications for the various content management systems used by the Learning Resources area. Directly develops web-based applications in support of the college's academic initiatives, the college archives, and the various library collections. As a key member of the Content and Media Services team, contributes their technical expertise, industry knowledge, and informed opinion to team discussions. Works with the broader Learning Resources staff to implement proper web technologies required to publish those department websites. Working with this team, create an interactive and engaging online identity that supports and creates a cohesive web presence through the area.

Essential Functions/Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee day-to-day & long-term development, design, and administration for all Learning Resources related web sites
  • Build online tools and processes to support web site infrastructure for the Learning Resources area
  • Creates and designs web-based versions of customized local indices/structured data, in collaboration with the Metadata Services Office, that support the Berklee curriculum and community
  • Works with Berklee Archivist and Associate Director of Library Systems & Web Development to develop and maintain custom web needs for the archival digital asset management system
  • Researches and develops Linked Data opportunities for interrelating various metadata structures important to or utilized by the Berklee community
  • Analyze and design database structures for use within open source web site technologies such as Drupal, jQuery, Symfony, AngularJS, etc.
  • Maintain web analytics systems and create reports to be used for statistical tracking and logging in the Learning Resources websites
  • Develop a cohesive User Experience (UX) for websites that meet the needs of multiple end-user platforms (desktop, tablet, smartphone, etc.)
  • Stay current with technology available and keep abreast of new or upcoming developments and trends


Required Skills

  • Proficiency in CSS and HTML, as well as front-end debugging and troubleshooting
  • Practical involvement with managing web analytics systems and tools implementation (such as Google Analytics) to perform use analysis and ensuring tracking and reporting is correct
  • Ability to design and develop the User Experience (UX) needs for multi-device implementation (desktop, tablet, smartphone, etc.)
  • Working knowledge and understanding of graphic design software for print and web (such as Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign and etc.)
  • Know-how in using of LAMP stack environments, Linux servers, and command line interfaces
  • Knowledge of library systems, and web infrastructures preferred
  • Practice with version control tools like Git

Required Experience

  • Bachelor degree in computer science, information systems, graphic design, or music technology. Candidates with a master's degree in library science will also be considered.
  • Minimum of 4 years of experience with Drupal (preferred), or similar content management system such as WordPress or Joomla; including customization of theming or module development
  • Strong experience in dynamic website development via HTML5, AJAX, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, or technologies such as ASP, JSP, etc.
  • Development experience with integrating social media APIs (Facebook, Twitter, Google+, etc.)
  • Experience with web application software frameworks such as jQuery, AngularJS, or ReactJS

DISCLAIMER: The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship. External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

*** Application Instructions Specific to this Position ***

Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.

Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences.
  • A resume or CV

Incomplete applications will not be considered. The position will remain open for applications until filled. Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute tothat goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

Additional perks: Berklee provides a diverse and inclusive work environment. We all share a universal love for listening to, and creating music. We work on MacsGreat benefits.

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Processing Archivist, Learning Resources, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

Under the general Supervision of the Associate Director, Archives, the Processing Archivist plays a key role in ensuring the accessibility of the Berklee Archives' holdings by spearheading archival arrangement and description efforts and managing the transfer of collections to and from off-site storage and in between on-campus workspaces. The Processing Archivist also provides research support as needed, such as monitoring email reference requests, conducting research, and/or scheduling and staffing patron appointments. While the Processing Archivist's primary charge is to keep processing plans on track and ensure consistent output of newly accessible materials in a variety of formats, there will be opportunities for special projects such  as: developing exhibits, contributing to social media, and other marketing and outreach work. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Appraise, weed, accession, arrange and describe new and existing collections in a variety of formats, including digital and audiovisual formats using Archivists' Toolkit or other CMS
  • Write and encode finding aids for archival materials in a variety of formats, including audiovisual and digital materials
  • Draft processing plans and manage their completion
  • Hire, train, schedule, supervise, and develop projects for student assistants in conjunction with the Associate Director, Archives
  • Manage control and transfer of materials to and from off­site storage and in between campus workspaces (archival holdings are primarily off-site and archival reference and processing are located in different buildings)
  • Provide research assistance and assist with scheduling and staffing patron appointments 
  • Contribute to special projects as assigned, such as social media and exhibits 
Required Skills
  • Strong organizational skills & attention to detail
  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, manage, and complete complex projects
  • Flexibility & ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment
  • Demonstrated user-oriented approach to service
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds, stoop and reach in a variety of physical locations
  • Potentially some evening hours
  • Proven ability to work & lead effectively in a highly diverse campus community
Required Experience
  • Masters in Information/Library Science or related degree from an accredited institution.
  • Working knowledge of relevant descriptive and encoding metadata standards: EAD, MARC, DACS, Dublin Core, MODS
  • Experience with and knowledge of Apple IOS, Google Applications, Archivists' Toolkit (or other archives CMS), and basic office applications
  • Demonstrated experience in an academic archives / previous processing experience
  • Valid US driver's license

 

Preferred:  

  • 1-2 years professional experience processing archival collections
  • Experience supervising student workers and/or interns 
  • Demonstrated experience with minimal processing (MPLP)
  • Formal archival education and/or demonstrated knowledge of best practices for audiovisual preservation and/or digital preservation
  • Experience working with born­-digital materials
  • Undergraduate degree in music or relevant musical background

 

 

DISCLAIMER:

The above information on this position description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by individuals within this classification.  It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.  Requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" employment relationship.

External and internal applicants, as well as position incumbents who become disabled as defined under the Americans With Disabilities Act, must be able to perform the essential job functions (as listed) either unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation to be determined by management on a case-by-case basis.

  

*** Application Instructions Specific to this Position ***

 

Currently enrolled Berklee students may not apply for staff or faculty positions.

 

Applicants who are both interested and qualified should submit the following materials: 

  • Cover letter that addresses the applicant's capabilities and experiences.
  • A resume or CV.

  

Incomplete applications will not be considered.  The position will remain open for applications until filled.

 

Berklee College of Music is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

 

Additional perks:

Berklee provides a diverse and inclusive work environment

We all share a universal love for listening to, and creating music

We work on Macs

Great benefits

Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

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Library Director, Hudson Public Library, Hudson, MA

Hudson Public Library Job Posting

Job: Library Director

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Duties/Description: Due to an impending retirement, the Town of Hudson is seeking an innovative, dynamic, and experienced full time Library Director to work effectively with staff, patrons, trustees, and public officials. A visionary and innovative approach to library service along with patience, diplomacy and a sense of humor, as well as the willingness to actively involve the library in community affairs are requisites.

The Town of Hudson, population of 19,063, is an economically developed suburb located in Middlesex County approximately 25 miles west of Boston and 18 miles east of Worcester near the interchange of routes 495 and 290. Other significant roadways traversing the Town include Routes 85 and 62, which connect to Routes 117, 20 and 27 in adjacent communities.

Requirements: A Masters degree in Library Science from an A.L.A. accredited library school, a minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional library experience, including management and supervisory experience. The candidate should be able to demonstrate considerable knowledge in the principles and practices of general administration and supervision as well as extensive knowledge of the methods, policies, practices, principles, and procedures of professional library work. It is preferred that the new library director be a strong team-builder with experience in a union environment; an articulate advocate for library services and able to advance library goals with creative use of limited resources. In addition, the new director must have a strong customer service focus to ensure our patrons receive the help and support they deserve, as well as knowledge of library trends including emerging technologies and electronic resources and be fluent with library and office technology.

Hours: This 37.5 hour full‑time position is available February 2019.

Salary: The Library Director is a grade level M-7 on the Town's Management Pay Scale, with a salary range of $63,534 to $83,605 in eight steps. 

Contact: Send a cover letter, resume and three professional references via postal mail or email.  

Postal mail to: Deborah Backman, Director, Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington Street, Hudson, MA 01749; or submit via e-mail to: dbackman@cwmars.org. If selected for an interview, a transcript or a Certificate of Professional Librarianship issued by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners will be requested.

Response DeadlineDecember 29, 2018

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Associate University Librarian, Special Collections, Brown University, Providence, RI

BROWN UNIVERSITY

 ASSOCIATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIAN FOR SPECIAL COLLECTIONS

 

The Brown University Library is seeking an energetic, creative, and forward-looking leader to steward and expand engagement with the University's outstanding special collections of rare books, manuscripts, archives, and other special materials. Reporting to and working in close partnership with the University Librarian, and providing oversight and direction to curatorial and support staff, the AUL for Special Collections will provide exemplary leadership for special collections resources, programs, services, operations, and facilities. 

 

The AUL for Special Collections will develop a compelling and creative vision that strengthens the activities and wider visibility of the historic and recently renovated John Hay Library as a center of scholarship and education. In shaping and implementing a vision for special collections, the AUL must be able to engage successfully with the University's faculty and academic leadership, work with undergraduate and graduate students, partner with the University Librarian on grant opportunities and donor-based fundraising, and collaborate with other Library departments to ensure that the goals, practices, and processes relating to special collections are integrated with those of the Brown University Library as a whole. The successful candidate must have the management and supervisory skills necessary to realize an ambitious agenda that demonstrates the relevance of special collections to scholars and students in the 21st century.

 

The AUL for Special Collections will work with faculty and Library staff to promote the use of Brown's special collections materials in research, teaching, exhibitions, outreach, and public programs across all academic disciplines. Oversight of special collections includes understanding the importance of preservation and conservation of material objects, the current climate of digital records preservation, the use of special collections in teaching, and the array of current tools for developing innovative digital initiatives to enhance delivery of special collections content and services to scholarly and non-scholarly audiences alike. The AUL will actively develop and contribute to initiatives that advance diversity and inclusion as integral to academic excellence through the work of special collections and throughout the Library. In developing and implementing a vision for how the collections are understood and used, the AUL will direct the curatorial staff in evaluating collections strengths, setting acquisition priorities, and establishing effective collection management practices.

 

The AUL for Special Collections directly supervises six professional staff (four curators, a Reader Services librarian, and the University Archivist) and has general oversight for ten additional staff as well as student assistants. As a member of the Library's senior leadership team, the AUL for Special Collections will work collaboratively and collegially to ensure a high degree of integration of services and functions across the Library, participate in the development of Library policies and procedures, advance Library-wide planning and evaluation, and contribute to setting the Library's strategic directions. The AUL will also work creatively and collaboratively with other collections-based and public humanities-oriented units at Brown, including the Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice, the John Carter Brown Library, the John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage, and the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, and explore partnership opportunities with institutions outside the University.  The successful candidate will represent the Brown University Library in relevant local, regional, and national professional organizations.

 

Essential Qualifications:

  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience with management or leadership in a special collections environment, or closely related work.
  • Master's degree in library/information science, graduate degree in a relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, access, and inclusion.
  • Superior oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

           

To Apply: Please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://careers.brown.edu and reference REQ151468. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names 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 Applications Manager, CW MARS, Worcester, MA

CW MARS has an opening for a Library Applications Manager. This is a full time, benefited position located in Worcester, Massachusetts.   

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Library Applications Manager manages the Library Applications department and provides leadership in the development of products, services and new technologies to optimize the use of the C/W MARS Integrated Library System (ILS) by member libraries.  Holds the major responsibility for support of the library automation system software at member library locations. Supervises department activities and staff. Coordinates, develops and implements training programs as needed for member libraries and Central Site staff.  Provides project management for in-house software development projects and monitors status of community development projects important to C/W MARS. Creates and posts ILS documentation in print and electronic formats. This position serves on the C/W MARS Management Team and performs other tasks consistent with level of responsibility.

Please see the full job description which is posted on our web site at: http://www.cwmars.org/content/employment-opportunities

ABOUT CW MARS:

CW MARS(Central Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing, Inc.) is a non-profit library consortium dedicated to resource sharing and providing access to information. We are a large membership organization made up of about 150 public and academic libraries of all sizes that are located primarily in central and western Massachusetts.  Our shared catalog contains more than 8.5 million physical items and e-resources. 

ESSENTIAL EDUCATION, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited institution or a Bachelor's degree in a related field plus a minimum of six years of experience at a non-profit library support organization (i.e. state library network, system, or  agency).
  • Six years' public and/or academic library experience.
  • At least four years of progressively responsible supervisory experience.  
  • Working knowledge of non-profit organizations and library automated networks/consortia strongly preferred.  
  • Demonstrated experience working with an Integrated Library System in multiple functional areas (circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, reporting, etc.).  Experience with MARC records and other metadata formats for print and online materials.
  • Technical project management experience, especially with enterprise application software.  Experience with open source software and community/team-based development is preferred.
  • Familiarity with relational databases and SQL preferred. Experience in Internet technologies, AsciiDoc and version control software desired.
  • Strong management skills including the ability to foster collaboration and motivate staff.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and excellent customer service skills required.
  • Solid organizational skills and strong attention to detail.  
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a busy support oriented environment.
  • Working knowledge of helpdesk ticketing systems, and office productivity software.  
  • Valid Driver's License required.

TO APPLY:  

Submit a cover letter and resume as a single PDF attachment by email to resume@cwmars.org with the subject line: Library Applications Manager. Position is open until filled. Preference will be given to applications received by December 1, 2018.  

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Processing Archivist, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

Houghton Library, the primary repository for Harvard's rare books and manuscripts, seeks an innovative, collaborative, and motivated Processing Archivist. Reporting to the Head of the Manuscript Section, the Processing Archivist joins the library's archives processing program, and works as part of a team of archivists responsible for arranging and describing at a variety of levels the archives, manuscripts, printed ephemera, and other materials collected by Houghton Library across six curatorial areas. The Processing Archivist will develop processing plans and execute projects in order to provide access to new acquisitions and legacy collection material. The Processing Archivist collaborates in a collegial fashion with other members of the Manuscript Section, Technical Services Department, and other departments to assist in the timely and effective description of Houghton Library materials.

 

To view the complete position description and to apply, see here.

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Chief Executive Officer, Connecticut Historical Society, Hartford, CT

The Chief Executive Officer reports to and collaborates with the Board to set the budget, vision, and strategic direction of the organization, and is responsible to the Board to manage all aspects of CHS activities in accordance with Board-approved policies and decisions. To fulfill that role, they should be talented at leading both the Board of Trustees and staff in new challenges and endeavors.

As CHS's primary public face and spokesperson, they must be an accomplished public speaker, able comfortably and effectively to engage members of the heritage community, and the general public. Working with the chief development officer, the CEO is the organization's ultimate fundraiser and works closely with the Board of Trustees and staff to cultivate new and established donors and to continue to develop productive partnerships with businesses and cultural and academic organizations. The successful candidate needs to be an enthusiastic and energetic leader with a solid knowledge of history organizations and a vision for their engagement with audiences, learners, and funders in the future - on-site, off-site, and digitally.

The ideal candidate will have at least five years of institutional experience in a senior leadership position, demonstrating success in fundraising, financial and staff management, and obtaining resources necessary to move the institution forward.

Full job description can be found at https://chs.org/job-internship/chief-executive-officer/

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $140,000 - $170,000 depending on qualifications and experience

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Curator of Maps, Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center, Boston, MA

The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center at the Boston Public Library seeks a Curator of Maps to provide the intellectual leadership and depth of knowledge to direct the curatorial functions to deliver on the organization's greater emphasis on K-12 and public education and enduring commitment to research and the acquisition and stewardship of cartographic materials. The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center has retained the services of Diversified Search, a nationally recognized search firm. The firm is conducting a national search. Nominations, applications, and inquiries for the Curator of Maps position should be submitted to the firm via email at NBLMapCurator@divsearch.com The Norman B. Leventhal Map & Education Center is an equal opportunity employer.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Executive Assistant, Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Provides administrative support to Director & Chief Curator Rose Art Museum. Includes overall support and execution of administrative aspects of the operations of the Rose Art Museum, including support of the Board of Advisors and meeting and event planning duties. Drafts correspondence, manages complex schedules and travel arrangements, handles a broad range of complex inquiries, issues and confidential materials, and VIP guests. Internal and external communication, including with university and external vendors to represent the executive and resolve problems. Works on a wide variety of complex assignments of a critical and/or confidential nature. Exercises independent judgment based on a knowledge of policies and procedures and university resources. Serves as a communication link between the director and other senior-level executives, and maintains extensive contact with all levels of internal staff, university staff, external professionals, guests and arts organizations.

For position details and to apply, go to https://careers.brandeis.edu/staffjobs/

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 54k+

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Executive Director, Worcester Center for Crafts, Worcester State University, Worcester, MA

Provide the vision and skills to develop and articulate the programs that fulfill the mission of the Worcester Center for Crafts; Provide leadership for the faculty, staff and students who realize that mission; Advocate for the Craft Center to the higher education administration and numerous public and private entities; Develop and implement fundraising efforts to support the Center's programs; Oversee and assess the development of classes and workshops, the gallery and gallery store, and the overall marketing of programs at the Craft Center; Oversee planning, budgeting, assessment, and reporting for all Craft Center programs; Support the operation of Worcester State University's academic programs; Coordinate collaborative academic programs with appropriate academic representatives from HECCMA (Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts). Serves as the Chief operating officer of the Worcester Center for Crafts.

Required Qualifications: Master's degree in arts administration, non-profit management, or a related field or a graduate degree in an appropriate visual arts field; A minimum of five years cumulative professional experience programming, managing, and marketing arts programs at established public or private organizations; Ability to effectively supervise personnel, resolve personnel issues, and conduct performance evaluations; Experience with budget planning and management; Fundraising experience; Ability to write and secure grant funding to support both operating and capital budgets; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Excellent interpersonal skills; Ability to work flexible hours with willingness to work some nights and weekends.

WSU is an AA/EO Full job description available at worcester.interviewexchange.com.

All applicants must apply online at worcester.interviewexchange.com.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 72,000.00 - 92,000.00

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Information Research Specialist, Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

The Information Research Specialist is a valued member of Knowledge and Library Services/Baker Library at Harvard Business School.

Working in the Curriculum & Learning Services (CLS) unit, you would be part of a dynamic team of information specialists and librarians who provide research and course support to a wide variety of audiences including Harvard Business School (HBS) faculty, students, program participants, and alumni, as well as Harvard University affiliates and visiting researchers. We bring the library into the classroom through in-class presentations, course information products and assignment-specific research drop-in sessions. The unit is charged with extending and leveraging current research, course support and collection-related activities to new and existing audiences.

Working Relationships:

  • Reports to the Manager, Customer Engagement, Curriculum & Learning Services.
  • Works closely with HBS faculty, HBS students and program participants, alumni, University affiliates and visiting researchers.
  • Contributes to the goals and priorities of Curriculum & Learning Services and Knowledge and Library Services.
  • Works closely with subject matter, content, and technical experts across Knowledge and Library Services, HBS and the Harvard University community.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides research support in a variety of formats (in-person, email, phone, chat, etc.) and in different ways (ready reference, in-depth reference and scheduled individual or team research consultations).
  • Acts as a liaison to HBS faculty units; identifies and designs research support models that align with curriculum objectives.
  • Demonstrates highly-developed skills and creativity in information research, writing, instruction, presentation and delivery. Possesses excellent critical thinking skills and superb customer service.
  • Assists researchers in accessing and extracting information from a variety of formats and sources (e.g., web, primary materials, and secondary materials) for course assignments, career research entrepreneurial activities, etc.
  • Curates news for a series of current awareness newsletters distributed to HBS students, faculty and administrative units.
  • Develops and maintains web content within the Baker Library discovery platform and content management system.
  • Participates in Baker Library and Harvard Library committees, working groups, events, etc.
  • Engages as a member of the Customer Engagement team within CLS.

Basic Qualifications: Master's degree or equivalent graduate education in Library/Information Science, Economics, Social Sciences, Business Administration or other relevant discipline. Minimum 5+ years of applicable work experience.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Broad knowledge of business topics including corporate finance, accounting, business history, etc.; solid understanding of business and economics concepts and related quantitative measures.
  • Expert knowledge of business information sources--standard third-party business databases including, but not limited to Bloomberg, CapIQ, Factset, and Thomson One; as well as market research sources including but not limited to EMIS, IBISWorld, Mintel and Passport. Experience with business literature databases (Factiva, ProQuest, EBSCO); tools and strategies for searching through them; and integrating them with data from other sources.
  • Able to produce timely, high quality results under pressure.
  • Demonstrated record of managing client relationships, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines and sharing workloads and projects with a research team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others. Ability to collaborate and contribute to group projects and participate on committees and working groups within the department, across Knowledge and Library Services, and across the Harvard Library.
  • Work experience in an academic environment or a specialized library. 

Additional Information:

Note: During the academic term, evening and weekend hours will be required. Our expectations are that employees of HBS adhere to and represent our Community Values.

They are:

  • Respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others
  • Honesty and integrity in dealing with all members of the community
  • Accountability for personal behavior

Who you are:

  • You are an agile information professional energized by building positive, empowering relationships and earning the trust of students, faculty and staff
  • You have solid career experiences and a diverse tool kit
  • You can assess new environments and know when to apply established approaches and when to develop new solutions
  • You aren't satisfied just giving the answer, instead you want to really understand the question in order to provide exemplary research support
  • You're talented at leveraging available research resources to enhance user experience
  • You can thrive in a high-touch, customer-focused environment
  • You find navigating through ambiguity more exhilarating than frustrating
  • You're committed to working on a team where we believe that all of us are better and smarter than one of us
  • You thrill in an adaptive, collaborative environment

Why you'll love this job:

  • Make an impact by meaningfully engaging with the HBS and Harvard community supporting new research and ideas
  • Join a group of talented staff committed to excellence in the delivery of our mission to Educate Leaders Who Make A Difference In The World
  • Learn something new every day - resources, topics, industries, trends, research techniques and much more
  • Competitive salary & benefits as well as a commitment to a sustainable work-life integration

Cover Letter is Required. Follow us on Twitter @HBSJobs Explore HBS Work Culture at http://www.hbs.edu/employment/ and learn about other Employment Opportunities.

Harvard Business School will not offer visa sponsorship for this opportunity.

To apply for this position please visit: https://bit.ly/2TmrWyW

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Librarian, John G. Wolbach Library, Harvard College, Cambridge, MA

About Wolbach Library:
The John G. Wolbach Library combines the collections of the Harvard College Observatory (HCO) Library and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Library, forming one of the world's preeminent astronomical collections. The Wolbach Library provides shared resources to support the CfA community's continuously evolving needs. Wolbach Library staff build, organize, manage, house, and preserve collections of physical and digital research artifacts; offer reference services and consultation; provide services in online literature searches and interlibrary loan requests; and contribute to and draw from remote databases, including the NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS). The Wolbach Library participates in local, national, and international networks and cooperative activities to promote scholarly advancement, the sharing of information, access to recorded knowledge, and the empowerment of the astronomy and astrophysics community.
http://library.cfa.harvard.edu

Our current and future priorities are to:

  • Facilitate the creation and sharing of new knowledge in Astronomy
  • Lower technical and social barriers that negatively impact the CfA community's ability to achieve its goals
  • Promote the work of the CfA community both internally and externally
  • Develop digital projects and priorities that continually challenge Wolbach library staff to excel at an international level
  • Seek strategic collaborations to ensure the sustainability of Wolbach's programs, services, and projects
  • Promote open science through outreach and training programs

 

Position Summary

The incumbent collaborates with the CfA and external partners to define, implement, and continuously support: services, programs, and collections that enhance research, teaching, learning, and access to resources at Wolbach. The community served by the Wolbach Library includes Smithsonian staff, Harvard faculty and staff, students, post-docs, the international astronomy community, and the public.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for preparation, coordination, execution and assessment of collaborative projects, programs, and events
  • Develops collaborative project objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility; reports and escalates to management as needed.
  • Ensures that projects are delivered on-time, within scope
  • Creates, maintains, and shares comprehensive project documentation with library staff
  • Maintains current knowledge of emerging trends in learning science, research methodologies, and research services
  • Conducts outreach and collaborates with current library stakeholders (e.g. NASA/SAO ADS), as well as stakeholders who are infrequent users or nonusers of the library and its services
  • Strives to provide equitable delivery of library services through the development of programs, practices, and behaviors which allow the library to actively support all members of the library's community
  • Contributes to Wolbach's monthly reports as required
  • Participates in daily circulation desk staffing


Position Closes 
11/26/2018

Pay scale & grade
IS 09

Salary
$55,909 to $72,683 per year

Learn more and Apply!
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Access Services Coordinator, Stamford Regional Library, Stamford CT

Job ID: 2019160

Title: Access Services Coordinator

Rank: University Library Assistant II, UCP 5

Area: Library Administration

Under the direction of the Stamford Regional Library Director, the Access Services Coordinator is responsible for maintaining user service operations at the Stamford campus library. Working independently, the incumbent oversees the daily operation of the library's front desk services including circulation services, reserve services, interlibrary services, and information services. The incumbent works collaboratively with other user service coordinators system-wide to establish and maintain effective, efficient, and consistent processes and procedures. This position contributes to the development of services, space, programs and marketing, and assessment initiatives at the Stamford campus library and actively collaborates with departments, schools, and/or other units to promote and provide guidance on using library resources and services. Evening and weekend hours required.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Plans, organizes, maintains, and oversees the processes and operations of user services at the Stamford campus library including circulation, reserves, interlibrary services, general information, room reservations, equipment checkout, stacks and facilities maintenance, and security.
  2. Provides information and basic reference and directional assistance to patrons at the library services desk while managing the activities of the desk.
  3. Ensures the highest level of customer service is provided to library patrons.  Reviews and maintains a current knowledge of Library and University policies and procedures affecting public service operations.
  4. Prepares, collects, and analyzes a variety of data and information and summarizes findings in applicable reports, surveys, statistics, and other communication mediums for the UConn Library, Interlibrary Services, and the State of Connecticut.
  5. Designs and produces brochures, signs, forms and schedules
  6. Provides assessment and recommendations for improved ILL, library services, spaces, technologies, and programs.
  7. Plans, prioritizes, and recommends supplies and equipment for purchase.  Monitors the budget for supplies/equipment expenditures.

Shared Expectations for Student Supervisors

  1. Hires, schedules, trains, and supervises student employees. 
  2. Determines work assignments and provides feedback to each student employee. 
  3. Approves student timecards and resolves time reporting and/or student payroll issues in a timely manner.
  4. Ensures student payroll expenditures remain within approved budget.
  5. Maintains current student employee personnel records.
  6. Adheres to the policies and procedures as outlined in the UConn Library Student Employee Handbook and the UConn Student Employment Guide.

 

Shared Expectations for All Staff

  1. Participates in planning and actively contributes to Area and Unit priorities, initiatives, and operations through collaboration and cooperation.
  2. Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Maintains currency and open communication in ongoing trends and developments related to position responsibilities.
  4. Works effectively in current office applications, software, and communication tools as set by the UConn Library and University of Connecticut.
  5. Exhibits appreciation of, sensitivity to, and respect for a diverse working environment, inclusive of social, economic, cultural, ideological, gender, racial, and ethnic backgrounds.
  6. Performs duties parallel to position responsibilities as required.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree and three years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  2. Experience in library access services functions, eg. Document delivery/ILL; course reserves; circulation services.
  3. Strong communication, customer service, and interpersonal skills.
  4. Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and faculty across the university, as well as the ability to work independently in a diverse, multicultural, and fast-paced environment.
  5. Flexibility to adjust schedule for peak activity periods and emergencies.
  6. Demonstrated commitment to supporting diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience with Springshare software, including LibGuides, LibCal, and LibWizard.
  2. Supervisory experience within access or circulation services of an academic or large public library.
  3. Working knowledge of ALMA, ILLiad, and OCLC resource-sharing.
  4. Basic understanding of copyright and licensing issues.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of current nationwide trends in access services, course reserves and interlibrary loan.

The position is currently on UConn Jobs (http://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/, (please reference Job ID 2019160) through December 9, 2018 and you can find the full description on site at https://lib.uconn.edu/about/employment-opportunities/. 

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Systems Manager, Cape Libraries Automated Materials Sharing, Hyannis, MA

JOB TITLE: SYSTEMS MANAGER

Full Time (40 hours per week)

Reports to: Executive Director. 

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 intranetwork 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 

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.

Failure to carry out job responsibilities could result in compromised customer relations.

Salary Range: $60,775 to $84,127 in 12 steps.

Environment

Smalloffice environment consisting of a staff of 7 with shared responsibility in the overall maintenance of the office.

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

WORKING CONDITIONS & PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Work is performed in a normal office environment that is usually not subject to extremes of noise, temperature, odor, etc. Operates computers, printer, photocopier, fax machine, and other office and computer related equipment. Work requires extended periods of sitting at a computer, reaching, typing, mousing, and other small muscle tasks. Occasional bending, crouching, and lifting/transporting of computer equipment is required. Applicant must be able to lift 30 lbs. and be able to read visually and respond to audio signals; communicate effectively on telephone, in writing (includes email), and in person with network members, staff, vendors, & others. Light to moderate physical effort required in performing duties under typical office/data processing conditions

Moderate levels of stress may occur. 

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. Position is open until filled. Preference will be given to applications received by December 14, 2018.

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Extended Term Substitute, Library Media Specialist, Baldwin Elementary School, Cambridge, MA

Overview:

The ICTS school based team, comprised of a Library Media Specialist, Instructional Technology Specialist, and Technology Support Technician work as a team to provide support at the building level.

Under the supervision of the principal, and the Assistant Director of Library Media Services, the Library Media Specialist will work:

  • To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information
  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users and producers of information
  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information
  • To collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, assess student learning
  • To align the School Library Program (SLP) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school / school district

 

Duties:

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process
  • Collaborates to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and self-assessment
  • Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • Promotes instructional technology to improve learning
  • Collaborates with the Instructional Technology Specialist to deliver curriculum addressing the ICTS standards
  • Provides resources and programs that promote independent reading and writing in a variety of genres
  • Maintains an organized and welcoming facility that helps students become independent users of the library.
  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community
  • Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the instructional strategies of the school community

 

Minimum Requirements:

Bachelor's degree or higher required. State certification as a School Library Media Specialist preferred, but not required. Teacher preparation program/educational degree preferred. At least three years of teaching experience or equivalent in the field of school library science preferred. Experience in an urban setting is highly desirable. Strong background in children's and young adult literature. Familiarity with automated library system and proficient in both PC and Apple platforms.

This position will be available February 2019 through no later than May 31, 2019.

Apply here.

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Reference/Information Literacy Librarian, Asnuntuck Community College, Enfield, CT

POSITION: Anticipated - Part-time Temporary Reference/Information Literacy Librarian
17 hrs/week
Educational Assistant

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE: Spring 2019 (pending funding)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MLS/MLIS degree, understanding of current trends in information literacy instruction or willingness to learn, reference service experience, library and office technology abilities/experience.

Applicants who do not meet the minimum requirements are encouraged to apply, stating in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions may be made for compelling reasons.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Reference/Information Literacy Librarian will provide classroom information literacy instruction, reference, circulation and other duties as assigned. Hours for this position to be determined, but one shift will be Monday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The remaining schedule will generally be between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Exceptions may be made to accommodate faculty teaching schedules An occasional Saturday may be required.


MINIMUM SALARY: $34.59/per - no benefits

TO APPLY: Submit letter of interest, resume, Board Application (found at www.asnuntuck.edu - Employment tab) and the names of three references to:

Asnuntuck Community College
Human Resources - JOB CODE: LIB
170 Elm Street, Enfield, CT 06082
Email: AS-AcademicAffairs-HR@asnuntuck.edu
Fax: (860) 253-3069

ASNUNTUCK COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F. PROTECTED GROUP MEMBERS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

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Talking Book Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Talking Book Services Librarian! 

This is a professional position working under the supervision of the Head of the Worcester Talking Book Library with overall oversight by the Head Librarian. This position is responsible for outreach, cataloging, and readers' advisory services for individuals with a visual, physical or reading disability and involves collaborating with those organizations that serve them, as well as training and assisting patrons on various technologies catering to those with low vision. This position also includes supervisory responsibility as assigned. The ideal person in this position will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban environment.

 

To see the full job description visit: www.mywpl.org/jobs-wpl

 

Salary: $48,359.10 - $69,272.27 annually; $23.17 - $33.19 hourly

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Assistant Supervisor, Public Services for Technology, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Position Title:             Assistant Supervisor of Public Services for Technology

Department:              Library                                                

Location:                    Newton Free Library 330 Homer Street Newton, MA 02459

Salary Range:             $63,276 - $85,037 in 11 steps           

Grade:                        S10, AFSCME, Local 3092

Department Head:    Philip E. McNulty, Director               Posting: External

Date of Notice:            11/9/2018   

                                        

Newton Free Library seeks a creative, innovative, and user-focused librarian to join our management team as the Assistant Supervisor of Public Services for Technology. If you are passionate about making technology accessible and exciting in the public library for patrons and staff this might be your perfect opportunity!

Newton Free Library is one of the most active libraries in the state and each day patrons flood the library in need of our technology services and equipment. The enthusiasm and support of technology in our community led to the creation and opening of a brand new computer lab for instructional classes and a dedicated Makerspace this year. This position is responsible for service outcomes in our heavily used Tech Center, overseeing and presenting STEAM and technology programming, staff training, library technical support, and the development of new initiatives for the library. You'll supervise our Digital Communications Librarian, collaborate with our Library Network Technician, and lead a strong interdepartmental team of staff called the "Tech Squad" that are trained to assist with technology support and public programming.  This position is an integral part of the library's Public Services Department supervisory team and the library's leadership and planning team.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a dedication to user experience and service, an ability to work well with staff and public of all skill levels, a vision of how technology can advance library service and the requisite understanding of library computer and software systems. He or she will be a strong librarian with solid experience in library reference service. Dedication to fostering a positive collaborative work environment is a must. There will also be specific collection development responsibilities, service desk coverage including on evenings and weekends, public program presentations, and opportunities to represent the library at related meetings, events and conferences.

Qualifications: Masters in Library Science and three to five years of library experience, or equivalent. Extensive demonstrated knowledge of computer technologies deployed in libraries, including server operation, networks, operating systems, and wireless networks.

To apply, submit a completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to Philip McNulty, Library Director, using the City of Newton's online application process at https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com by the close of business on November 26, 2018.

 

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

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Service Desk Coordinator, Emerson College Library, Boston, MA

As the most senior library staff member during evening and weekend hours, the Service Desk Coordinator is primarily responsible for the smooth operation of the library's spaces and services at these times. They provide reference and research assistance to students, faculty, and staff. The person in this position facilitates access to circulating, reserve, and media collections. May require holiday hours. Salary is pro-rated, based on a 29 hour workweek.

This is a bargaining unit position. In this position, you will be exclusively represented by the Service Employees International Union, Local 888 for purposes of wages, hours and other terms and conditions of employment.

Required:

Enrollment in an ALA-accredited MLS program with completion of the basic reference class. Familiarity with using reference collections, library catalogs and other electronic resources including full text databases and internet resources.

Demonstrated experience in training and directing the work of part-time employees, student workers, interns, or volunteers.

Aptitude and communication skills to provide excellent service in person, over the phone, and via chat and email.

Familiarity with Microsoft Windows and Apple operating systems environment. Ability to use and troubleshoot computers, iPads, printers, scanners, microfilm reader/printers, and copiers.

Preferred:

Familiarity with Ex Libris Voyager integrated library system, MediaNet media booking system, Dean Evans Associates EMS room reservation system, and Gimlet statistical tracking.

Interest in other areas of library operations including, but not limited to, instruction, information literacy, digital initiatives, distance learning, cataloging and outreach.

Required Documents

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover Letter
To apply online, see here.

Here is the link: https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/18473

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Executive Director, Godfrey Memorial Library, Middletown, CT

Position Description

Library Director - Godfrey Memorial Library, Middletown, CT

The Godfrey Memorial Library in Middletown, Connecticut is searching for an Executive Director. The Godfrey is a non-profit member library of Genealogy and Family History with an extensive collection of genealogies, histories and reference material, along with a web site which includes unique content. The ideal candidate should possess a bachelor's degree, experience in genealogical research, an understanding of the genealogy business, community and trends therein, a background in genealogical business generation, knowledge of fund raising for non-profit organizations, some background in web site operations and development, the basics of financial management, and management experience in library operations. This is a full-time salaried position which will require either three or four days a week on-site presence, plus two half-day Saturdays a month.  Salary will be commensurate with experience. 

Please submit your resume and a cover letter explaining reasons for your interest, salary requirements, particular qualifications and attributes you would bring to this position to: Director Search, Godfrey Memorial Library, 134 Newfield Street, Middletown, CT 06457-2534 or by email to DirectorSearch@godfrey.org.    

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Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

The New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks a Cataloging and Metadata Librarian to join the Library Collection Services Team. This position is a great opportunity for an early-mid career cataloger with an interest in original cataloging, digital collections, and technology and its application in a library setting. The Metadata Librarian will participate in the work of the Collection Services Team, which carries out the acquisition, cataloging, and maintenance of the library's published print and digital collections and makes these resources accessible and discoverable.  This position will be primarily responsible for creating, maintaining, and enriching metadata for the NEHGS print and digital collections in the library catalog, and coordinating the addition of digitized books to the Society's Digital Collections site.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform original and copy cataloging of library materials in all formats using MARC, OCLC, LCSH, and RDA in accordance with national standards.
  • Participate in ongoing database maintenance and authority control.
  • Assist in managing the integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces) and participate in maintenance and ongoing improvements to III WebPAC online catalog.
  • Supervise and train volunteers and interns working on tasks related to cataloging and digitization of library materials.
  • Working closely with the Curator of Digital Collections, manage the Library's contributions to the American Ancestors Digital Collections by overseeing scanning, non-marc metadata creation, and loading of digitized books, including born-digital e-book content. 
  • Keep current with developments in the fields of technical services, cataloging, technology, and genealogy.
  • Participate in Team wide projects and goals.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • 2 or more years of relevant library experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging, metadata, integrated library systems, web page creation and management, OCLC, and digital libraries
  • Working knowledge of MARC, AACR2, RDA, LCSH and metadata standards such as Dublin Core, METS, or MODS
  • Superior problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Professional, dependable, flexible and constructive work ethic
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, as well as comfort with public speaking
  • Interest or experience in the field of genealogy a plus
  • Experience in the design and maintenance of a website and experience with standard web programming languages such as HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Previous experience with CONTENTdm and/or Innovative Interfaces Millennium system is a plus.

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to Michelle Major (mmajor@nehgs.org), Director of Human Resources, New England Historic Genealogical Society.  Review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

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Librarian, Colby-Sawyer College, New London, NH

Colby-Sawyer College announces its search for a College Librarian at the Cleveland Library. This position provides leadership, strategic direction, and vision for the library; manages the day-to-day operations as well as short and long term planning of the Library and Archives. Fosters relationships among departments housed in the library building and collaborates with departments across campus

This is a full-time, 10 month position. The college offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, tuition benefits and fitness center membership.

 

Essential Job Functions:

  • Recruits, trains, and supervises Library staff. Confers regularly with staff to plan and coordinate activities, schedules, and workloads; assists with difficult or unusual tasks or problems.
  • Revises, updates, and administers library policies and procedures.
  • Works closely with Library staff on the selection, acquisition, processing and circulation of library materials and ensures that the Library's resources adequately support the curriculum of the College.
  • Fosters a culture of collaboration and service within the library and on campus.
  • Gathers, interprets, and evaluates data for studies, reports, and program assessment; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed.
  • Confers regularly with the Academic Vice President, other senior administrators and academic and administrative department heads, and various faculty and staff to plan, coordinate and evaluate services/facilities/systems, exchange information, investigate and resolve problems.
  • Oversees the library budget, develops strategies and budgets for the library, including collection development and management; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget requests; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.
  • Coordinates library development and fund raising in collaboration with the Vice President for Advancement and other senior staff.
  • Performs the regular duties of a professional librarian: provides research & circulation assistance to library users, teaches research skills in the classroom, administers library website, catalogs newly-acquired materials, participates in collection management (selection & weeding).
  • Serves on College committees, as directed by the Academic Vice President. Represents the College to, and participate in, programs/activities of various professional and community Plan, perform and evaluate research functions focusing on the location and collection of financial, educational, professional or other relevant information on individuals, companies or To apply, go to www.colby-sawyer.edu and click "Employment" under the "Resources" tab at the bottom of the page. Please follow the instructions provided. Applications that do not comply with these instructions may be disqualified.

Qualifications

Required: Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited school, plus four to six years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience, including library planning and management, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired. Excellent planning, organizational, administrative, writing, personnel and budget management skills. Ability to work effectively with College administrators, staff, faculty, and students, as well as various outside organizations.

Colby-Sawyer College is a comprehensive liberal arts institution located in beautiful central New Hampshire, recognized for the excellence of its academic and co-curricular programs. Our campus community considers it an essential and welcome aspect of their jobs to get to know, encourage, inspire and offer guidance to each of our students. Visit www.colby-sawyer.edu to learn more about our unique teaching and learning community.

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Collections Strategist, Library Administration, UConn Library, Storrs, CT

Job ID:  2019170

Title: Collections Strategist

Rank: University Librarian II or III (UCP 7 or 9)

Area:

The UConn Library seeks a forward-thinking leader and strong communicator to conceive, communicate, and implement strategies to analyze, build, and leverage collections. This newly created position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery. Along with all UConn Library personnel, the Collections Strategist will make a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Collections Strategist collaborates across the UConn community and with external organizations to develop, maintain, and assess the strategies that the UConn Library uses for collection development; including determining acquisition models, formats, criteria, and partnerships. The position develops inter-and intra-institutional benchmarks to evaluate and identify strategic directions, assists in allocating and managing collections funds, and ensuring that these funds are aligned with broader collection strategies. The strategist is a member of the Dean's Library's Council, which is responsible for incubating, informing, and influencing strategic directions of the UConn Library.

Shared Expectations for All Staff

  1. Participates in planning and actively contributes to Area and Unit priorities, initiatives, and operations through collaboration and cooperation.
  2. Demonstrates reliable and effective written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  3. Maintains currency and open communication in ongoing trends and developments related to position responsibilities.
  4. Works effectively in current office applications, software, and communication tools as set by the UConn Library and University of Connecticut.

 

Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at University Librarian II (UCP 7):

  1. Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program (or international equivalent) or other relevant discipline.
  2. Minimum of three years' experience carrying out collections related functions in an academic library or comparable setting.
  3. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  4. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, interact collaboratively, and build and maintain successful partnerships.
  5. Demonstrated leadership ability.
  6. Knowledge of emerging trends in scholarly communications and library collection management.
  7. Demonstrated effectiveness in balancing multiple responsibilities in a complex and dynamic environment.
  8. Evidence of sustained participation in library-related professional development activities at a local level or higher.

 

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at University Librarian III (UCP 9)

  1. Minimum of six years' experience carrying out collections related functions in an academic library or comparable setting.
  2. Evidence of sustained participation in library-related professional development activities at a regional level or higher.

 

Preferred Qualifications for Both Appointments:

  1. Experience working in an academic or research library.
  2. Experience using specialized tools for the analysis of collections (e.g., Alma Analytics, GreenGlass, Tableau).

 

Appointment Terms

This is a full time position based in Storrs. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary and rank are dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.

 

To Apply

Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions. (reference search #2019170) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

 

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to Ellen Silbermann at ellen.silbermann@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by December 16, 2018. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019170)

 

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on December 16, 2018.

 

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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Controller/CFO, Confidential Company, Marlborough, MA

Founded over five decades ago, this company inhabits a prime spot in the international art market. Offering auction and appraisal services to institutions, non-profits and private collectors the firm conducts both live and online auctions. The firm has a plethora of interesting and vibrant areas of specialty which includes the fine and decorative arts, jewelry, modern design, musical instruments, science and technology, wine, and many others. Based in New England the firm is one of the top businesses of its kind in the United States with a truly international reach. If you are interested in history, culture and art, love to learn and are seeking a dynamic workplace we invite you to join us.

Our client is seeking a strategic thinker who will join a vibrant senior management team. The candidate must be self-directed and organized with skills to manage a finance team. Reporting directly to the CEO, this hands on position will be responsible for the oversight of the Company's finances. You will manage a 4 person team in the delivery of billing, accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll.

This a fantastic opportunity for a professional who thrives in a busy work place, is well-versed in working closely with senior management and is interested in joining a team poised for future growth.

Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, 5+ years of accounting and financial experience at the Controller level.

Please send a resume to aquinn@aafcpa.com

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: commensurate with experience

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Digital Services Librarian, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

Digital Services Librarian, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

Link to job: https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/14234

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Department Summary:

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.
  • 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/14234

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Head of Reference and Information Resources, State Library of Massachusetts, Boston, MA

State Library of Massachusetts

 

Head of Reference and Information Resources

 

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

Send resume and cover letter to: christopher.dupuis@state.ma.us

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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. Mason Library's collections reflect the diversity of the curriculum and of our New Hampshire setting.

 

Position has a start date of August 2019.

 

For more information, and to apply, please visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/31337

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Archivist, Collection Development, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Archivist for Collection Development

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Requisition: 52196BR

https://bit.ly/2qkwtES

 

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

 

Position Focus:

Reporting to the Director, leads the department's program of collecting modern manuscript collections, and assists with collecting materials on university history from non-Yale sources. Liaisons with appropriate department staff to ensure that collecting activity can be supported by available departmental resources and supports the department's collecting vision as established through periodic collection development retreats. Coordinates and facilitates the collection development work of department subject area specialists and provides training in working with donors and securing signed deeds of gift. Assesses potential collections, identifies materials of interest, documents site visits through field notes, negotiates deeds of gift, and documents accessions in collections management systems. Ensures paper and electronic donor files are kept current by staff engaged in collection development work.  Writes, updates, maintains all appropriate documentation of collection development policies and procedures. May train and supervise support staff and student assistants. Contributes to departmental reference, instruction, and outreach activities, including providing reference service to researchers and Yale University offices, and preparing and conducting primary source instruction. Serves on the department administrative leadership team and contributes to the administration of the department including long range planning, formulation of policy, and resource development and allocation. Contributes to the work of the Yale Library through membership on committees, taskforces, or engagement with Library programs and events. Makes substantive contributions to the regional, national, and/or international archival profession.

 

Required Education and Experience:

  1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, with formal training in archival theory and practice. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline in the humanities or social sciences may be substituted for a master's degree in library science.
  2. Experience arranging and describing or providing public services for manuscript and/or archival collections.
  3. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice may be substituted for formal training.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library management systems.
  7. Demonstrated job or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections.
  8. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  9. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html

 

Required Skills:

  1. Minimum of two years of professional experience required, including demonstrated success working with donors, evaluating potential collections of materials in all formats, and negotiating deeds of gift.
  2. Demonstrated understanding of current copyright laws as they apply to the acquisition and use of primary source materials in all formats.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of the issues related to the acquisition of born-digital materials.
  4. Demonstrated ability with and commitment to inclusive conduct and cultural competency, contributing to an inclusive environment in which individuals of a broad range of cultures, backgrounds, abilities and perspectives work productively and creatively together.
  5. Demonstrated active and substantive participation in regional, national and international professional activities relating to the selection, care, and use of modern documentary resources. Undergraduate or graduate coursework in twentieth-century American History.

 

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.

 

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

Experience working in an academic repository. Experience teaching with primary resources. Course work requiring research using primary resources. Graduate degree in American history or related field.

 

The University and the Library

The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 15 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.

 

Manuscripts and Archives, Sterling Memorial Library:

Manuscripts and Archives is a major center for historical inquiry and also serves as the documentary memory of Yale University. For more information about the department, please consult the website: http://www.library.yale.edu/mssa/.

 

Salary and Benefits

We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

 

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at https://bit.ly/2qkwtES.

 

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

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Collections Strategist, UConn Library, Storrs, CT

This position is currently on University of Connecticut Jobs at http://hr.uconn.edu/jobs/ (please reference Job ID 2019170) through December 16, 2018 and you can find the full description on https://lib.uconn.edu/about/employment-opportunities/.  

The UConn Library seeks a forward-thinking leader and strong communicator to conceive, communicate, and implement strategies to analyze, build, and leverage collections. This newly created position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Collections & Discovery. Along with all UConn Library personnel, the Collections Strategist will make a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Collections Strategist collaborates across the UConn community and with external organizations to develop, maintain, and assess the strategies that the UConn Library uses for collection development; including determining acquisition models, formats, criteria, and partnerships. The position develops inter-and intra-institutional benchmarks to evaluate and identify strategic directions, assists in allocating and managing collection funds, and ensuring that these funds are aligned with broader collection strategies. The strategist is a member of the Dean's Library's Council, which is responsible for incubating, informing, and influencing strategic directions of the UConn Library.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at University Librarian 2 (UCP 7):

  1. Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program (or international equivalent) or other relevant discipline.
  2. Minimum of three years' experience carrying out collections related functions in an academic library or comparable setting.
  3. Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills.
  4. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, interact collaboratively, and build and maintain successful partnerships.
  5. Demonstrated leadership ability.
  6. Knowledge of emerging trends in scholarly communications and library collection management.
  7. Demonstrated effectiveness in balancing multiple responsibilities in a complex and dynamic environment.
  8. Evidence of sustained participation in library-related professional development activities at a local level or higher.

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at University Librarian 3 (UCP 9):

  1. Minimum of six years' experience carrying out collections related functions in an academic library or comparable setting.
  2. Evidence of sustained participation in library-related professional development activities at a regional level or higher.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preferred Qualifications for both levels (UCP 7 & 9):

  1. Experience working in an academic or research library.
  2. Experience using specialized tools for the analysis of collections (e.g., Alma Analytics, GreenGlass, Tableau).

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full time position based in Storrs. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary and rank are dependent upon education, qualifications, and experience.

TO APPLY

Applications must be submitted online using UConn jobs, (www.jobs.uconn.edu), Staff Positions (reference search #2019170) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to Ellen Silbermann at ellen.silbermann@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by December 16, 2018.

Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2019170)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on December 16, 2018.

All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.

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Associate/Deputy Director, Ogunquit Museum of American Art, Ogunquit, ME

Under the direction of the Executive Director and Chief Curator, the Associate/Deputy Director provides daily oversight of the museum's operations including all aspects of human resources, financial management and the museum facilities. The overall responsibilities include a wide range of activities including staff management, assisting with the budget, financial reporting, day-to-day operations and management of the building and grounds. The Associate/Deputy Director works collaboratively with all department heads including collections, marketing/communications, membership and development, education, visitor services, museum shop and facilities. The position represents the museum in the Executive Director's absence and as delegated by the Executive Director with all the stakeholders associated with the museum.

JOB DESCRIPTION - PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversee and supervise all operational departments including finance, marketing & communications, technology, collections, education, membership, visitor services, facilities and the gift shop.
  • Ensure the efficient daily operation of the museum, its facilities and grounds.
  • Interpret museum strategies and develop supporting plans, initiatives and budgets.
  • Provide leadership in support of the museum's mission and strategic plans and organize efforts to meet expected outcomes of programs and initiatives.
  • Manage the hiring, development and overall performance of staff to create diverse and effective teams.
  • Cultivate a team culture built on trusting relationships that motivates and retains employees.
  • Recommend HR policies for staff and improvements in supporting technology and infrastructure.
  • Develop and manage operational budgets and provide financial and overall progress reports to the Executive Director.
  • Serve as staff liaison to Board committees as needed and collaborate with members to meet organizational goals.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: commensurate with experience

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Project Manager, Sentrum Marketing, LLC, Boston, MA

Sentrum Marketing, LLC sells Russian and Ukranian language books, DVDs, Subscriptions, and Audio Books to public libraries around the country. Our firm is seeking a Project Manager. The Project Manager will develop relationships with targeted customers and identify and develop sales initiatives for those prospects. The successful candidate will have a recent Bachelor's Degree in Library Science or be in a Library Science Program and seeking an internship. Excel and other computer skills would be a must. The Company is seekign a dedicated "Book Person." Fluency in Russian langauge would be a plus. 

Project Manager Responsibilities:

  • Work with public libraries that have or wish to have Russian and Ukranian language collections
  • Develop Marketing/Sales promotional plans for reaching and selling to the prospects as well as existing customers
  • Communicate customer feedback to book selectors and senior management
  • Interface with developers and IT managers to enhance Web Site effectiveness

Project Manager Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree or immersion in a Library Science degree program
  • Excellent communication and decision-making skills
  • Familiarity with online content marketing and social media development strategies 

Sentrum Marketing, LLC
45 Union Street
Boston, MA 02135

Tel: 617 770 3690

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Evening and Weekend Librarian, Roxbury Community College, Roxbury Crossing, MA

Evening and Weekend Librarian

Company Description
Roxbury Community College is an urban, public, 2-year College serving a diverse community, including peoples of color, recent immigrants and non-traditional populations. The College's mission is to facilitate student success in achieving educational goals through the delivery of high-quality transfer and career programs. RCC strives to honor traditional commitments, and to be responsive to new challenges and insights through workforce training, ESOL, and community education. The student population at the college is diverse in ethnicity, gender, language, age and background. Roxbury Community College is an AA/EO employer and strongly encourages applications from candidates who would enhance the diversity of its staff. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.
Job Description

General Statement of Duties: Coordinates and supervises all aspects of evening and Saturday library services. Supervises evening and Saturday circulation services. Provides reference, training and information literacy services. Initiates faculty outreach. Participates in collection development. Performs interlibrary loan functions and web page editing.

Examples of Duties:

  • Organizes and supervises all aspects of evening and Saturday library activities and services.
  • Provides reference support for students and faculty including one-on-one tutorials on the use of library resources.
  • Provides group-training/instruction sessions for students in effective use of print, database and free Internet resources for student research papers.
  • Prepares and presents library tours, orientation programs, and tailored bibliographic and information literacy instruction.
  • Serves as a member of the Academic Liaison Program providing outreach, support and instruction / research assistance for assigned programs.
  • Through the liaison program, initiates outreach to faculty on the ways that library services and resources can assist them in classroom and distance learning instruction.
  • Participates in collection development responsibilities including assessment, weeding and selection of new print and online materials.
  • Collects library use statistics. Participates in interpreting statistics and recommends plans of action.
  • Performs inter-library loan functions using OCLC and online utilities.
  • Oversees procedures associated with serials check-in and shelving.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements
All candidates must have legal rights to work in the United States

  • ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library Science with coursework in reference, the use of non-print materials and automated/online/Internet based services and bibliographic/ information literacy instruction.
  • Prior professional level and progressively responsible library experience in the area of circulation/public service, bibliographic instruction, library automation including automated acquisitions and online database and Internet searching. Experience in a community college library preferred.
  • Working knowledge of Library Science techniques.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer business applications.
  • Working knowledge of automated library systems. Knowledge of Polaris is a plus.
  • Ability to relate library collections to college curricula and course programming.
  • Demonstrated managerial ability, leadership skills and analytic skills are essential as well as excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong customer service and outreach orientation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated ability to work with adult, multicultural and multilingual student population required.
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS and JavaScript preferred.
  • Knowledge of Dreamweaver, Camtasia and Captivate preferred.

 

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Working experience in a community college setting.
  • Knowledge of library assessment techniques and tools.


Additional Information
Roxbury Community College offers competitive salaries and full benefits according to the guidelines and procedures of the MCCC Collective Bargaining Agreement. The range of the salary for this position is $56,330 to $60,000, commensurate with the qualifications and years of related experiences, with broad range of benefits.
Starting date: ASAP

Additional Information
Please note that this is a Full Time position.
The person in this position will work approximately 37.5 hours per week, with more expected during weeks of RCC events.

Application Instructions

To be considered for this position, applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter.
Appointment is subject to SORI (Sexual Offense Registry Information) background check, and a publicly accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offense Registry Information) background check.

Roxbury 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 Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act requires all institutes of higher education to disclose campus policy statements and crime statistics. Our annual report is available at www.rcc.edu/clery.

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Reference Librarian, University of Hartford, West Hartford, CT

The Mortensen Library (Harrison Libraries) at the University of Hartford is seeking applicants for 2 part-time Reference Librarians!

 

Part-Time Reference Librarian - Harrison Libraries. Reports to Head, Reference and Public Services. Work Hours: 20 hours (minimum). Works evenings and/or rotating weekends with adjusted hours during intersessions and winter/summer terms.

Assumes responsibility for providing complete and thorough information literacy and bibliographic instruction to library patrons in conjunction with University faculty in an effort to ensure quality customer service as well as the best use of traditional and electronic library resources. Performs all duties in full support of the University's mission, understanding that the positive and effective execution of these duties are instrumental to the education of the University's students.

  • Provides knowledgeable, relevant and accurate assistance to students and other library patrons, making efficient and expedient use of traditional and electronic library resources. Assists student, staff, and faculty with research inquiries. Supports and staffs regular evening and weekend shifts at Reference/Information Commons Desk.
  • Plans, develops, presents and evaluates instructional, bibliographic and information literacy seminars on library resources to on campus and online students, faculty and staff. Organizes and maintains reference materials in a system that is easy for patrons to access.
  • Serves as an academic liaison to faculty for courses taught on campus and online. Oversees outreach initiatives, online content, and supplemental resources in those designated areas.
  • Provides assistance with special projects including, but not limited to, collection development, data analysis and LibGuides.
  • Maintains collection and reference usage statistics. Develops reports for the Head of Reference and Public Services and the Director of Libraries as necessary and/or appropriate.
  • Assists with all functions of the Circulation Unit including desk coverage, direction, shelving and library opening and closing procedures.
  • Maintains awareness of trends and advances in the field through attendance at meetings or seminars and through regular examination of the literature in the field.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Master's Degree of Library Science from an ALA accredited institution (or recognized equivalent) required, 0 year to < 2 years of work experience.

 

How to Apply:

For consideration, please apply at https://hartford.peopleadmin.com/

 

Please include a resume, cover letter, and one letter of recommendation with your application materials.

 

The University is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action (AA) employer, Male (M), Female (F), Disabled (D) Veteran (V).  Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, age, religion, national and ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected class.

The University of Hartford is an open and welcoming community, which values diversity in all its forms. In addition, the University aspires to have its faculty and staff reflect the rich diversity of its student body and the Hartford region. Candidates committed to working with diverse populations and conversant in multicultural issues are encouraged to apply. 

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Law Librarian, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT

Salary $66,213 - $85,597/year
Job Type Open to the Public
Close Date 11/15/2018 11:59:00 PM

The Connecticut State Library is recruiting for a full time Librarian 2, located at 231 Capitol Avenue, Hartford, this is a 40 hour/week position and will require working some Saturdays. In this position, you will join a team of librarians providing outstanding legal and legislative research assistance to the State Library's patrons in person, on the telephone, by email, or chat. As a Librarian 2 in the Access Services, Law/Legislative Reference division, you may work directly with library users including executive branch agencies, the General Assembly, the Judicial branch, the legal community and the general public to ensure that their use of the library's valuable, unique, and extensive collections and resources meets their information needs.

 

The mission of the Connecticut State Library is to preserve and make accessible Connecticut's history and heritage and to advance the development of library services statewide. Since its founding in 1854, the State Library has served as the principal law library for the State of Connecticut. Today, the Library's Law and Legislative Reference section continues to serve as the permanent home of Connecticut General Assembly official transcripts and legislative bill files as well as a repository of statutes, laws, and court opinions from all 50 states and federal jurisdictions.

You may: answer complex reference questions utilizing reference tools of a specialized nature; provide information referrals for legal, historical, genealogical and other special subject researchers; operate a medium sized law library; index legislative records and other specialized collections; coordinate serials and holdings controls; perform original cataloging and name authority work for items of intermediate difficulty including Connecticut documents and monographs; may train assigned staff; may coordinate or conduct workshops; may serve as liaison to groups and organizations; performs related duties as required. 

 

Selection Plan

Candidates selected for interview must provide the following at the time of interview:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

During the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation supporting their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc. at the discretion of the agency. Please ensure that your application is complete. You will be unable to make revisions once you officially submit your application to the State of Connecticut. Candidates who submit an untimely, incomplete or inaccurate application will not be considered for this employment opportunity.  

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Irena Baj-Wright at irena.baj-wright@ct.gov.

 

PURPOSE OF JOB CLASS (NATURE OF WORK)

 

In the State Library, this class is accountable for independently performing a full range of complex professional library tasks in management services, patron services, library services and historical services.

 

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES

Answers complex reference questions utilizing reference tools of a specialized nature; provides information referrals for legal, historical, genealogical and other special subject researchers; operates a medium sized law library; indexes legislative records and other specialized collections; coordinates serials and holdings control; performs original cataloging and name authority work for items of intermediate difficulty including Connecticut documents and monographs; may train assigned staff; may coordinate or conduct workshops; may serve as liaison to groups and organizations; performs related duties as required.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY 

Considerable knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science including classification systems, reference sources and techniques, acquisitions, cataloging and filing, bibliographic sources of information and library automation; considerable knowledge of specialized functional procedures, areas of subject matter and/or principles of library administration; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; ability to analyze and solve moderately complex problems relating to library methods and procedures; ability to utilize computer software.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - GENERAL EXPERIENCE 

A Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association AND one year of post graduate degree experience in a relevant area of professional library work.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The preferred candidate will have:

  • experience providing legal reference and research services in a public service law library
  • knowledge of Connecticut legal and legislative procedures
  • knowledge of print and electronic legal research tools including databases and e-books
  • experience working with diverse patron groups in a multi-disciplinary library environment
  • experience using software applications to improve library patron services
  • experience with indexing and indexing software

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS 

1. The State Librarian may determine other advanced educational degrees equivalent to the MLS degree based on staffing needs.
2. Incumbents of this class may be assigned to special projects requiring advanced level professional library duties as directed by the State Librarian.

 

AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

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Reference Librarian, Endicott College, Beverly, MA

Endicott College has an employment opening for a full-time reference librarian:  

ENDICOTT COLLEGE

Endicott College is a Baccalaureate, Master and Doctoral Degree granting institution located on the North Shore of Massachusetts. Endicott enrolls more than 2400 undergraduates and 2650 Doctorate, Master and Professional Studies students on its Beverly Campus. The College also has campuses in Madrid and sites in six international locations.

 

REFERENCE LIBRARIAN - Professional, full-time position that assists library users with the use of print, non-print and online resources, provides and manages interlibrary loan services, provides supervision and technical support for electronic databases, instructs individual users and classes on the use and evaluation of library resources. Conducts library orientations/tours upon request. Contributes to collection development and management, prepares, updates and distributes guides to library resources. Performs circulation service duties including staffing circulation desk as needed, circulating library materials, creating and maintaining patron records, communicating and maintaining library policies, resolving circulation problems and distributing overdue notices in the summer. Provides library technical services support at point of need. Contributes to library web pages in cooperation with Office of Information Technology. Attends professional meetings when appropriate. Serves on appropriate College committees. Compiles monthly/yearly statistics for reference queries, ILL and class visits. Performs other duties as required and in consonance with the ECFA-Endicott contract to meet the needs of the department and the College.

Qualifications include MLS from an ALA-accredited institution required. Excellent oral and written communication skills required. Reference experience in an academic library environment preferred. 

Hours/Academic Year: Sunday - Thursday 4:00 p.m. to 12 midnight. Summers, intersessions, etc.: Monday - Friday daytime/early evening hours.

 

Please send a cover letter, resume, and names and phone numbers of three references to humanresources@endicott.edu  

AA/EOE

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Children's Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield City Library seeks applications for two positions at our forward-looking public library. Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply to join our team. 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 Children's Librarian position is based in the Children's Room of our busy, progressive Central Library. This 18 1/2 hour/week position pays $24.42 an hour, with a limited benefits package, for an annual salary of $23,494.12. This position has a focus on information service for children and caregivers and on programming for young people. The person hired for this position will also do some collection development and outreach.

 

Candidates should have an ALA-accredited MLS and some experience in a library setting. MLS candidates may be considered as well. Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

 

Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply at http://bit.ly/ChLibNov18. Or, go to the City's website, click on Work for the City, and look for Children's Librarian.

 
The closing date for this position is Tuesday, November 20, 2018, at 11:59 pm EST.

 

Inquiries via email about this positions are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website.

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Systems & Discovery Librarian, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Systems & Discovery Librarian

 

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution, is accepting applications for systems and discovery librarian to join the team in the Harold F. Johnson Library.

 

The systems and discovery librarian is responsible for the Library and Knowledge Commons discovery services, strategies and systems. The librarian designs, implements, and assesses (metadata-reliant) processes and other knowledge discovery strategies to enable access to research resources in all formats and fosters student access to academic services in the Knowledge Commons.  This position coordinates library-wide efforts to optimize a suite of discovery and retrieval systems designed to help users access collections and services; and leverages relevant technologies to provide user-centric services for information access and discovery in digital and physical realm. The librarian leads the continuous improvement, extension, and integration of the library's various systems and search tools, including the library catalog, discovery layer, library website, ERM, knowledge base management, institutional repository and other digital delivery platforms.

 

The systems and discovery librarian is responsible for the implementation and management of the library's digital asset management systems; oversees the collaborative development of Five College Compass: Digital Collections project; and provides oversight to the technical services departments by performing and supervising metadata creation for all formats, including archival collections.  The librarian negotiates with vendors for serial, monograph, and electronic resources acquisitions and licensing.  In addition, the systems and discovery librarian oversees systems for archival documentation, and facilitates streamlined and consolidated access to collections, working collaboratively with access services, media services, and research librarians.

 

Master's degree in Library Information Science (ALA Accredited), or equivalent, and a minimum of three years of related experience is required. Ideal candidate must possess a record of engaged leadership, managerial, strategic planning and supervisory experience related to the position; current, innovative and successful experience with a broad range of library access and technical services systems, resource sharing, and online catalog, discovery, and other access systems; and knowledge of cataloging standards, authority control, subject analysis, and controlled vocabulary. Qualified candidate should have knowledge of current and emerging metadata standards and tools, including AACR2, RDA, EAD, MARCXML, Dublin Core, MODS and METS; knowledge of XML, XSLT is required. Candidate should possess strong computer skills and proficiency with heterogeneous operating systems; demonstrated ability to work with computer hardware and software application related to library services; and working familiarity with one or more local library management system. Experience with web scripting languages and data interchange formats such as JavaScript and JSON preferred.

 

The systems and discovery librarian must have a strong user focus, possessing the initiative and creativity to manage projects both independently and as part of a team, with a deep commitment to service and outreach in an academic community. A commitment to working with and supporting access by people from diverse backgrounds is essential.

 

This is a full time, benefited position. We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/

 

www.hampshire.edu

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.

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Reference Librarian, Reading Public Library, Reading, MA

Reference Librarian - Temporary/Part-time

Reading Public Library

Reading, Massachusetts

Institution: Reading Public Library

80 General Way

Reading, Massachusetts 

Position: Reference Librarian, Temporary Part-Time Position

The Reading Public Library is seeking a creative and energetic Reference Librarian to work a busy public desk, provide readers' advisory and reference service and assist with programs and collection development. Reading Public Library offers a friendly, progressive and exciting environment. This is a temporary six month position from December 2018 through May 2019 at 18 hours per week, including one evening and every third Saturday.

Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Library and Information Science preferred. Candidates in a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science program will be considered. Applicants must have exceptional public service and communication skills; a thorough knowledge of library techniques, services and resources; and a solid knowledge of and comfort with technology.

Salary: $26.79 - $29.58 range. No benefits.

To apply please email letter of interest and resume to:

Judi Perkins

Town of Reading Human Services Division

jperkins@ci.reading.ma.us

Open until filled.

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Digitization Project Archivist, Millis Public Library, Millis, MA

Digitization Project Archivist

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

Duties Include:

  • Manage digitization process of selected items in the library's Local History collections
  • Process records to archival standards and perform basic preservation functions when necessary
  • Improve digital access to collections through appropriate application of standards
  • Provide content for website, blog, and social media
  • Train and manage volunteers
  • Identify opportunities for future projects
  • Submit reports as requested by Library Director
  • Carry out other duties as assigned

Schedule

  • 10 hours per week
  • Flexible schedule during normal business hours

Qualifications

  • MLS or MLS Student
  • Specialization in history, archives, special collections, and/or cataloging.

Completion of the following courses preferred:

  • Organization of Information
  • Digital Archives and Preservation OR Special Library Service
  • Knowledge of digitization, library catalog systems, computer hardware, and software
  • Familiarity with the OAIS Reference Model
  • Familiarity with intellectual property rights

Salary

14.79/hour

How to Apply

Please submit resume and cover letter to Kim Tolson, Library Director at

ktolson@minlib.net

Position open until filled. No phone calls.

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Youth Services Librarian, Manchester Community Library, Manchester Center, VT

MANCHESTER COMMUNITY LIBRARY

Youth Services Librarian

Mission: Manchester Community Library is open to all as an inspiring gathering place for the community, providing resources for personal enrichment and growth.

The Position

The Youth Services Librarian works 30 hours a week and reports to the Executive Director. He/she serves as the authority on youth and young adult services and programming and is responsible for collection management and the planning, coordination, presentation of programs, services, enrichment opportunities, and special-interest groups geared for children and teens. She/he is also responsible for communicating about youth and young adult services and programming in the Library and out to the community at large. This position requires balancing multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced and forward-thinking environment with an emphasis on providing exemplary customer service to patrons.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A Master's Degree in Library Science preferred, Bachelor's Degree required; plus three years of progressively responsible library administration experience. Experience in a supervisory or lead capacity in youth and young adult programming and services preferred.
  • OR a Vermont certificate of library training; any equivalent combination of education, training, or experience in a related field that ensures strong performance of the essential job functions.
  • A working knowledge of computers and associated word processing, spreadsheet, and database software; and web-based email systems is required. Basic graphic design experience preferred.
  • A broad knowledge of the current youth landscape and children's and young adult literature.
  • A desire to work closely with children, teens, and their caregivers with imagination, confidence, and enthusiasm.

Principal Responsibilities

Youth Programming

  • Analyze trends and the expressed and anticipated needs and interests related youth and young adults; research creative opportunities, and field proposals by potential presenters.
  • Develop, coordinate, promote, and implement a variety of programs, events, and special-interest groups that meet the needs and interests of children of all ages. Includes early literacy and kindergarten readiness such as regularly scheduled story times throughout the year; all aspects and related activities for the Summer Reading Program; Super Saturdays, Family Fun Friday Nights, Makers Clubs, Story Walks, Lego League, and STEAM-related workshops. 

Youth Services

  • Provide library membership opportunities and orientation to children, young adults, daycares, and school classrooms; facilitate the practice of good citizenship skills such as respect for others and their property, prohibition of foul language, verbal or physical abuse or damage or disrespect to Library property.
  • Provide reference and reader's advisory service to children, young adults, parents and caregivers, daycares, and teachers.
  • Collaborate with and involve youth and young adults in planning and implementing services for their age group; establish rapport with teens so that they feel welcomed as members of the Library community. ○ Seek out, write and administer small grant applications; complete follow-up reports. (e.g. Stewart's Foundation)

Collection Development

  • Research, evaluate, select, and place orders for materials for Library acquisition.
  • Curate the collection to select, evaluate, maintain, and discard the youth and young adult collections based on professional judgment, preferences of our patrons, and acknowledged review sources to ensure our collection is diverse, current, relevant and meets the needs of the community
  • Read reviews in each issue of Horn Book and Booklist and consider patron recommendations to ensure an active and relevant youth collection for the community.
  • Process, or supervise the processing of all youth materials for the youth services department
  • Supervise the selection and ordering of the children's DVD collection. 

Community Outreach, Public Relations and Communications

  • Provide outreach programs and opportunities for youth and young adult services (e.g. Book Express, Library2GO)
  • Represent the library and serve as a liaison to local school media specialists, teachers, and community stakeholders.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships, and communicate with schools, daycares, businesses, organizations, and community stakeholders in regard to co-hosting, co-sponsoring, and participation in programs and events.
  • Leverage relationships with experts, artists, presenters, performers, and others in the community to provide services and programs in order to meet the needs and interests of children and teens.
  • Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with media outlets in the region; coordinate with local public access cable television station for coverage
  • Create, disseminate, and oversee promotions and communications related to programs/events, including press releases to online and print media outlets, community publications, promotional print materials (posters and banners, upcoming events bookmarks, email alerts, submission to online events listings, and Letters to the Editor about programs, sponsor acknowledgement, collaborations, etc.

Administrative

  • Participate in developing and enforcing goals, policies, and procedures that relate to youth services and needs.
  • Prepare strategic highlights for inclusion in Board reports and communication materials.
  • Prepare accurate and timely youth and young adult programming statistics and reports as needed.
  • Evaluate the cost effectiveness of each program.
  • Participate in preparing the annual budget as it relates to youth and young adult services and needs.
  • Monitor the conditions and security of the Kids Barn & Connector areas and YA Loft.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director or that come up in the normal course of a workday (i.e. dealing with difficult customers, etc.)

Competencies

  • Self-directed with the ability to work independently.
  • Goal oriented and motivated by achieving results.
  • Show initiative, proactively identify issues and concerns and present solutions, and demonstrate persistence to consistently follow through on assigned tasks and requests, and meet deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, a friendly telephone manner, including the ability to speak compellingly about MCL's mission.
  • Strong attention to detail, problem-solving skills, and sound judgment.
  • Able to cultivate and maintain positive, collaborative working relationships with supervisors, subordinates, co-workers, board members, patrons, and volunteers, working as part of a coordinated team.
  • Able to work well, flexibly, and accurately in a fast-paced work environment, adapting and responding to shifting priorities.
  • Receptive to feedback, a good listener, and open-minded.
  • Proven strong work ethic and a commitment to serving the public.
  • Able to make good decisions in an environment of limited resources and competing claims.
  • Able to work evening and weekend hours.

Supervision

  • Moderate supervision is received through daily interactions, individual meetings with the Executive Director, and staff meetings.
  • May supervise support people, both paid and volunteer, who assist in the children's and young adult areas with programming and activities.

Other Responsibilities

  • Represent the Library positively at all times; act as an ambassador for MCL.
  • May work at the main Help Desk as staffing requires.
  • Participate in developing and enforcing general Library goals, policies, and procedures.
  • Provide customer service, reader's advisory assistance, and ready reference service in person, on the phone, and via email.
  • Read professional literature in print and online to keep abreast of new developments in library service.
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings prepared to participate in problem solving discussions related to both interpersonal and technical issues.
  • Serve on, or advise, Board committees as deemed necessary by the Board of Trustees and Executive Director.
  • Participate in the Vermont Library Association.

The above job description describes the general nature, tasks, responsibilities, and level of work to be performed; it is not meant to be an allinclusive list of every responsibility, duty, and skill required for the position. A criminal background check is required.

Application Materials

Please email a cover letter and resume to J. Violet Gannon (jvgannon@mclvt.org). 

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Multiple Faculty Positions, Simmons School of Library and Information Science, Boston, MA

Three tenure-track faculty positions at

Simmons School of Library and Information Science

 

Simmons University's School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) seeks outstanding scholars and teachers to fill three tenure-track faculty positions to start in Fall 2019. Simmons SLIS prepares students for inspired service, advocacy, and leadership in library and information science, archives, school libraries, and children's services. Simmons SLIS is dedicated to hiring faculty that will enhance diversity through their research, teaching, and service. We value candidates who bring a variety of backgrounds and experiences to our community in order to develop principles of equity, inclusion, and social justice in our students and to fully prepare our graduates to work effectively in the global environment.

Located in Boston's historic Fenway area, Simmons University is a small, private, non-sectarian university that has educated students for enriching careers and purposeful lives since 1899. Today, Simmons serves nearly 2,000 students in a women-centered undergraduate program and nearly 5,000 students in coeducational graduate programs. Simmons recently achieved university designation and embarked on an academic redesign to create four interdisciplinary colleges, including the College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences, of which SLIS is the largest division. Working at Simmons means joining a collaborative, diverse, mission-driven community of educators and professionals. The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) is one of the oldest programs at Simmons University, having opened in 1902. Today, the MS in Library and Information Science has over 700 students on two campuses and online, and additional students in our PhD program. The MS degree program is a top-ranked program in U.S. News & World Reports. Graduates of our program hail from every state in the United States and over 80 countries.

The successful candidates will join a faculty with a strong commitment to students' success and with diverse research interests. The SLIS vision "imagines an interconnected world with a diverse and engaged citizenry empowered by information, cultural heritage, and technology; in which the information disciplines and creativity improve lives; and where literature, knowledge, and collective wisdom are preserved and celebrated." All qualified candidates are invited to apply, and we are particularly seeking applications from candidates with experience or research interests in one or more of the following areas:

  • Archives Appraisal, Management, Outreach and Advocacy
  • Digital Curation and Preservation
  • Information Organization & Retrieval
  • Information Policy
  • Library Management and Leadership
  • User Experience and Human Computer Interaction
    • User Services

Candidates will be expected to teach, conduct research, contribute to curriculum development, and provide service to the School, the University, and the information professions. Experience in designing and delivering online courses is highly desirable. Opportunities to teach include undergraduate, master's, and doctoral level courses face-to-face in Boston and at the SLIS West program at the Mount Holyoke College campus in South Hadley, Massachusetts, as well as online.

Requirements: Applicants must hold or expect to complete a doctoral degree in library and information science, information studies, or an appropriately related field, ideally by August 2019. We seek colleagues who can demonstrate excellence in teaching, have a viable research agenda, and show the potential for leadership in scholarship and professional service.

For further information, please contact the Faculty Search Committee Chair, Dr. Lisa Hussey at lisa.hussey2@simmons.edu. You can also reach out to SLIS faculty members who will be attending ASIS&T AM19 in Vancouver.

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Director, Human Resources, Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Art Museum is seeking a new Director of Human Resources, ideally with experience in the not-for-profit realm, with a strong business acumen. The successful candidate will report to the executive director and function as a member of the leadership team. The Worcester Art Museum currently has 74 FTE's and 129 PTE's, its annual operating budget is around $10M, of which staff costs make up 60%. Considered one of the major art institutions in New England, the institution is supported by an endowment of around $100M. It has built a reputation of innovative and family friendly programs, while successfully addressing challenges to its financial sustainability. Embarking on a capital campaign, which will result in an upgrade of the campus, the Director, the Leadership team and staff are looking forward to working closely with a new Director of Human Resources, who will be simultaneously focus on strategy development (strategic use of resources) and hands-on implementation.

A strategic partner of the executive director and an advisor to the other members of the executive leadership team, the successful candidate will oversee one direct reports and subcontracted support; the Director of Human Resources will be responsible for the development, implementation and administration of all aspects of the Human Resource function, including Talent Acquisition, Total Rewards, Performance Management, and Employee Relations strategies and processes and ensuring compliance with federal and state laws. The Director of Human Resources will also participate in all board meetings and liaise with an HR board ad hoc committee.

Candidates must possess a Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent and PHR/SPHR certification is preferred, a minimum of 5 years of diversified HR Generalist background, superior interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills and a strong command of strategic HR management.

Worcester Art is dedicated to and offers equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their resume and cover letter to: https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=7bfd752a-735a-4b3a-9ba1-144f47034f70&jobId=260950&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001

We are an equal opportunity employer and welcome diversity.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Executive Director, The Pilgrim John Howland Society, Plymouth, MA

The Executive Director reports to The Pilgrim John Howland Society Board of Directors and works with the Board to fulfill the Society's vision and mission, ensuring that the museum remains open to the public for historic, cultural and recreational uses while also successfully carrying out day-to-day operations of the Society. The Executive Director is ultimately responsible for all aspects of operations, preservation, programming, development, finances, marketing and communications for the Society.

During the summer season the Executive Director will be primarily responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Jabez Howland site, including the oversight of docents providing tours, organizing and implementing exhibitions, and carrying out on-site community events. The Executive Director will focus on devising and executing strategies enabling The Pilgrim John Howland Society to enhance and deepen its external relationships with existing and new financial supporters, community organizations, and local residents, as well as planning for the upcoming season.

Overall, key responsibilities include evangelizing the Howland story and heightening its profile in the county and the region, seeking new sources of funding, and successfully communicating the mission, vision, and story of the Howland lineage in pursuit of development and revenue goals.

Read more about the job opening: https://pilgrimjohnhowlandsociety.org

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Librarian, Adult Services, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

LIBRARIAN - ADULT SERVICES

 

TOWN OF WELLESLEY

 

The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a technology-savvy, fearless, flexible, and fun full-time (35 hours/week) Librarian to join our team in providing the highest quality library service.  Under the supervision of the Information Services Supervisor, duties will include providing technology education to patrons (including coding and instruction on the use of electronic media); reference and reader advisory services; materials selection; and developing/implementing library programs for high school students.

 

The successful candidate will have instructional experience; strong, positive communication and interpersonal skills; the ability and willingness to handle multiple responsibilities in a changing environment; and be conversant with various library, communication, and social media technologies. Work hours will include weekdays, some evenings, and some weekends.

 

The starting rate of pay is $26.71/hour with an excellent benefit package.  

Requires: MLS; one to three years of reference experience; knowledge of collection development; demonstrated knowledge of effective public service techniques; excellent oral and written communication skills; exemplary customer service skills; excellent computer skills, including familiarity with computer coding concepts, database searching 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 November 19, 2018. AA/EOE

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Community Outreach Coordinator, North Kingstown Free Library, North Kingstown, RI

NORTH KINGSTOWN FREE LIBRARY

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY 

COMMUNITY OUTREACH COORDINATOR (23) LIBRARY

 

General Description: This is advanced professional work responsible for one of the five major divisions of the library. The Community Outreach Coordinator is responsible for coordinating efforts to bring the library out to the community within the framework of the library's approved program of service.

 

Responsibilities

  • Supervises the library's programming and outreach efforts, trains and supervises staff and volunteers; develops & oversees related staff projects, encouraging teamwork. 

  • Plans, organizes, and conducts a wide variety of programs to ensure a well-balanced schedule of activities and acts as the liaison with program presenters, exhibitors, and outside funding sources.

  • Works closely with the Friends of the Library providing membership database support and fundraising assistance. 

  • Writes grants, gathers statistics, and works cooperatively with other library staff members, other Rhode Island librarians, and other agencies.

  • Coordinates the development of the monthly newsletter and other publicity materials. 

  • Provides outreach to the community by establishing and maintaining contacts with local community organizations, members of the press, and collaborating with other library staff on promoting the library in the community.

  • Builds and sustains strong collaborations with colleagues inside the library; participates in the library profession through committee work and by attending meetings and workshops; provides direct public service to patrons at the library's service desks.

 

Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited program is highly desirable. Undergraduate degree from an accredited college, university or technical school is required. Considerable knowledge of professional library principles, methods, techniques, and routines. Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with the public and colleagues; good oral and written communication skills and the ability to conduct programs for small and large audiences.

 

Hours:             Full-time, 35 hours per week

                        Includes evenings and weekend hours

 

Salary:             Starting at $44,669, plus benefits

 

APPLICATION PERIOD CLOSES THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2018

 

Please submit resume, cover letter, and three professional references via postal mail or email to: 

Cyndi Desrochers

Library Director

North Kingstown Free Library

100 Boone St.

North Kingstown, RI 02852

cdesrochers@nklibrary.org

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

The Town of Hopkinton seeks a Children's Librarian

 

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 (40 hours/week) 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. Looking for an opportunity to let your imagination soar, build strong relationships, and accomplish great things? This is your chance! 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

  • Master's degree in library and information science or similar field from an American Library Association accredited program with at least two to four years progressively responsible library experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.  

 

  • At least two years public library and/or youth services experience preferred.

 

 

Hiring Range: 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,  Monday, November 26, 2018. You may also include a cover letter and resume; however, the Application for Employment is required.

The application form and job description are available at this link: https://groups.google.com/a/hopkintonma.gov/forum/#!topic/jobs/9dUhCN13cN0.

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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Acquisitions/Catalog Librarian, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI

Acquisitions/Catalog Librarian

(Part-time 15 hours per week)

Position Summary:

The Acquisitions/Catalog Librarian reports to the Head of Technical Services and is responsible for the ordering, receiving, cataloging, and classification of library materials in the Technical Services Department. This is a 15 hour a week position, with flexible scheduling possible.

 

Examples of Work: 

  • Ordering (Edifact) in Acquisitions module
  • Checking shipments for accuracy prior to receiving in Acquisitions module
  • Receiving materials in Acquisitions module
  • Importing and approving invoices (Edifact)
  • Ordering from non-Edifact vendors and publishers
  • Copy cataloging
  • Call for Cataloging (OSL) for MARC records
  • Search for MARC records in Worldcat
  • Perform original cataloging as necessary
  • Classification (Dewey) as necessary

 

Qualifications:

The position is best filled by an energetic and extremely detail-oriented individual.  Outstanding work ethic, strong commitment to customer-centered service and flexibility are critical. Candidates must possess the ability to work both independently and in a fast-paced team environment with diverse patrons and coworkers.

 

  • MLS from an ALA accredited program.  MLS student at least half way through a degree including cataloging, may also apply.
  • Experience with both the Acquisitions and Cataloging modules of Sierra preferred; skilled at planning and organizing; flexibility to adapt to local acquisitions/cataloging practices; ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of standards such as RDA, AACR2, Library of Congress Rule Interpretations, Library of Congress subject headings.
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships, particularly with librarians responsible for materials selection.
  • Comfortable with, or willing to learn, a range of software, including Google G Suite, Microsoft Office and project management software.
  • This position is non-exempt and is not part of the Union due to the hours worked each week.
  • Hours:  15 hours per week, variable hours based on Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5 pm. Flexibility is expected for special events, etc. 
  • Hourly rate is $19-$21 per hour

 

Please submit cover letter and resume by November 19, 2018.

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:

E-mail:  HR@provlib.org

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Clinical Informationist & Reference Librarian, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

 

Professional Librarian II -

Clinical Informationist and Reference Librarian

Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

 

Position Summary

Provides reference, research support and instruction in support of the clinical education and graduate medical education programs of the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Teaches and consults on the practice of evidence-based medicine. Performs a variety of technical and professional librarian duties of moderate to complex difficulty. Provides information, instruction and assistance to students, staff and faculty.

Education/Experience

Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited American Library Association School and three years of experience in an academic or medical library.

To apply please contact Lindsay Teague in Human Resources: Lindsay.teague@wakehealth.edu.

For questions, you may contact our Library Director, Parks Welch, at pwelch@wakehealth.edu.

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Business & Administration Manager, Battleship Cove and Maritime Museum, Fall River, MA

Battleship Cove, America's Fleet Museum, seeks a part-time Business and Administration Manager. The Business Administration Manager, answering to the Executive Vice President, plays a key role in ensuring the organization uses its financial resources in the most effective ways possible. The manager will work with other department managers to develop and approve workable budgets, expenditures, and cash outlays, and work with the EVP in creating an annual operating budget. They also be responsible for daily accounting and bookkeeping -constantly monitoring cash flow to determine the working capital needed to maintain museum operations.

Responsibilities include: Processing of the museum's weekly payroll, processing accounts payable/receivable, receipts and deposits, month end and annual closing reports, preparing monthly financials for Board meetings, and file all necessary forms with the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as prescribed by law.

Requirements: Bachelor's degree in accounting -Masters preferred, superior knowledge of QuickBooks, knowledge of Paychex payroll system is helpful, knowledge of Massachusetts non-profit regulations, ability to meet deadlines and multitask, excellent written and communication skills, attention to detail and accuracy. 30 hours a week

Please submit resume, cover letter and three professional references to battleship@battleshipcove.org.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $25 per hour

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Director of Library & Knowledge Commons, Harold F. Johnson Library, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Director of Library & Knowledge Commons, Harold F. Johnson Library, Hampshire College

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium with Amherst, Smith, and Mount Holyoke Colleges and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, invites applications for the position of director of the library and knowledge commons. The College is located in the beautiful Pioneer Valley in Western Massachusetts and contributes to the rich cultural environments of the college towns of Amherst, South Hadley and Northampton.

The director of the library and knowledge commons has chief responsibility for all library services and helps to carry out the mission of the library, as such, "The Hampshire College Library is a dynamic hub of people, technology, and information that serves as an incubator of ideas across all disciplines. Educating for change demands comprehension of the past and vision for the future. The library's innovative risk-taking intellectual environment fosters new ways of creating knowledge and understanding."  The director plans, organizes coordinates and directs all aspects of library services in support of Hampshire's academic mission in a unique, "do it yourself" educational environment.  The director brings creative problem solving to leverage available resources and ensure broadest access to relevant resources in support of Hampshire's unique curriculum.  

The director of the library and knowledge commons attracts, develops and supervises an engaged professional and support staff that includes liaison librarians and staff in acquisitions and technical services, discovery, access services, archives, media, advanced media, and the gallery. They work within the Five College library consortium to develop shared access to collections and services; identify and engage partners to participate in development of the library "knowledge, community and technology commons," a hub of extended academic, community-engaged and technology resources in the library that directly support student academic success; and lead the integration of library and technology services with assistance provided by the Writing Center, Transformative Speaking Program, Quantitative Resource Center, and Center for Academic Support and Advising. The director will identify and modify library spaces to support evolving library services; identify necessary resources; and make judicious use of existing institutional resources in support of the library and knowledge commons. Responsibilities will include budget planning, oversight, documentation, and outcomes. The director of the library and knowledge commons serves as spokesperson, both on and outside of campus.

Current and ongoing initiatives the Director will advise and support include the Five College Compass: Digital Collections (https://compass.fivecolleges.edu/) collaborative digital library service with Mount Holyoke and Smith Colleges and the Five College implementation of FOLIO and EBSCO beta hosting services for this new open source library services platform (https://www.fivecolleges.edu/libraries/folio).

An advanced degree with a minimum of ten years of job related experience is required. Qualified candidate will have an extensive knowledge of collection management and discovery systems, library and archival cataloging, and metadata standards. Candidate must have the ability to collect and analyze data, project and forecast trends for libraries in higher education with solid interpersonal, leadership, analytical, problem solving, organization, communication (written & oral), computer and administrative skills. This position requires strong management skills and an obligation to stay informed and abreast of trends and best practices in libraries and in higher education. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds and the ability to foster an inclusive library culture is essential.  

This is a full time, benefited position. Hampshire College offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit program. Please submit your cover letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via our website at https://jobs.hampshire.edu/

www.hampshire.edu

Hampshire College is an equal opportunity institution, committed to diversity and inclusion in education and employment.

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Director, Library Services, Quinebaug Valley Community College, Danielson, CT

Director of Library Services (12 Month Tenure Track)

SALARY LEVEL: $75,544.00, CCP20

Quinebaug Valley Community College seeks an innovative and student-centered librarian to lead a teaching library staff. The Library Director performs and supervises the full range of professional library services, including information literacy instruction; technical services; collection development; libraryoriented information technology; media services; management of the library/media budget; and long-range planning. The position requires the ability to work some evenings, teach information literacy classes as required, and travel to the College's Willimantic instructional location as scheduled.

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE: January 2019

QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution and from three to six years of related library experience, including one to three years of experience supervising others.

Required Skills: Demonstrated leadership and collaborative skills. Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, and online communication skills. Experience with and enthusiasm for teaching information literacy skills to individuals and classes. Effective skills in managing fiscal resources. Ability to work independently and as part of a team and work with a diverse population of students, faculty, staff, and community members. Enthusiasm for tackling all aspects of the job description with creativity, flexibility, and vision. Proven experience developing and delivering innovative technology for student success.

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: November 26, 2018

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: E-mail a completed Community College Application (found at http://qvcc.edu/human-resources/employmentopportunities/ ) , a current résumé, cover letter, and unofficial transcript(s) to: Lois Kelley, Human Resources Assistant - lkelley@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, pmartland@qvcc.edu, 860-932-4124; Quinebaug Valley Community College, 742 Upper Maple Street, Danielson, CT 06239

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Evaluation Manager, Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA

Reporting to the SVP, Exhibits & Programs, the Evaluation Manager works with project teams to develop goals that can be assessed through evaluation, works with exhibit developers to develop protocols for front end, formative and summative evaluation projects for exhibits, programs and visitor experience surveys, and manages systematic data collection, analysis and documentation and dissemination.

The Evaluation Manager shapes the museum-wide culture of evaluation, building evaluation capacity among the staff, especially in the area of formative evaluation, serving as a bridge to researchers, and encouraging colleagues and staff to see BCM as a learning institution. The Evaluation Manager works with university researchers partnering with the museum, and seeks opportunities for the researchers to share their studies with museum staff and visitors. This is a hands-on position requiring active involvement in all phases of the work from planning to data collection through analysis and dissemination.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Plan, implement, create instruments, collect data, analyze quantitative and qualitative data, and report on approximately 5 to 10 evaluation projects per year related to Museum exhibits, programs, the visitor experience, and other institutional initiatives. This includes Museum's daily program, special events (including school vacation weeks and destination events), etc.
  • Work with exhibits, programs and visitor experience teams to define research/evaluation goals and questions, write evaluation sections of grant proposals, and work on grant funded exhibit and program projects to develop and meet project measures, outputs, outcomes, and reports.
  • Serve on numerous cross-functional teams to incorporate evaluation components into annual strategic goals
  • Build internal evaluation capacity by training staff on evaluation practices, especially formative evaluation and audience research, and providing guidance for staff members conducting their own evaluation projects, and communicating "lessons learned" from evaluation projects through reports and presentations.
  • Work collaboratively across departments, adhering to project timelines, integrating project team members into the evaluation process throughout,
  • Conduct and write literature reviews involving current research related to specific projects
  • Oversee and coordinate BCM's research partnerships (approximately 7-10 university labs), including inviting labs to conduct studies with visitors in the Museum, scheduling data collection slots, providing orientation for new researchers, invoicing, maintaining researcher materials and signage, updating researcher protocols and handbooks, communicating with partners, as well as deepening these partnerships through collaborative trainings/discussions on research topics relevant to the Museum.
  • Oversee research and evaluation interns and/or students conducting research or evaluation studies through relevant courses, and coordinate program for pediatric residents observing visitors in the Museum, and other projects of this nature.
  • Collaborate with external evaluation consultants and advisors on select projects.
  • Represents BCM's research and evaluation work at conferences and workshops, and contribute to wider museum field, as appropriate.
  • Keep up to date on literature related to education and child development, and informal learning research and theory. Share literature and research with appropriate museum staff. Encourage thinking creatively about research and evaluation strategies, and encouraging new approaches to integrating research and evaluative thinking into the work of the Museum.

 

Qualifications:

  • BA required; Master's degree in museum studies, education, or child development strongly preferred.
  • 3 years of experience working as an evaluator/researcher in a museum, informal education, or non-profit setting.
  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of research and evaluation practices within informal education settings, including front end, formative and summative studies.
  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods, and experience implementing mixed-methods study designs.
  • Working knowledge of statistical methods frequently used in museum studies and survey analysis.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues related to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility and how they relate to research and evaluation practices in informal education settings.
  • Understanding of the ethical issues related to research and evaluation in informal education settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and oversee project work independently, while maintaining close communication with project team members.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with peers, and ability to build rapport with a wide range of museum visitors including young children.
  • Fluency in a second language desirable.

 

To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Jobs@BostonChildrensMuseum.org.

More information about the museum can be found at www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org. 

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Community Engagement Program Liaison, Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA

Summary: The Community Engagement Program Liaison is a key member of the Community Engagement Team working directly with the Senior Manager Community Engagement and is responsible for developing and implementing programs that take place inside and outside of the Museum and support Museum priorities. This position engages with community-based organizations working with families with young children to develop programming at BCM and in community settings that is responsive to and inclusive of the diverse needs and interests of underrepresented visitor constituencies. This position collaborates with designated departments as assigned, serving as a resource and collaborator to inform the development of inclusive and responsive exhibits and programs that support families and reflect the cultures and communities of Boston and Greater Boston. 

The Community Engagement Team is the core staff supporting the Museum's community engagement work with the city of Boston, along with targeted communities throughout Massachusetts. The Community Engagement Team focuses on reaching children and families in communities in greatest need of assistance and facilitates access to the Museum's resources including visiting the Museum. The Community Engagement Teams participates in programs developed collaboratively with the Museum and community-based organizations to benefit such families. The Community Engagement Team serves as external representatives of the Museum, and brings the voices representing community interests, needs and priorities to the Museum to inform its program planning and development.

Essential Job Functions:

  • In collaboration with the Senior Manager Community Engagement, identify annual Museum goals that require Community Engagement Program Liaison support and outlines a plan of work with prioritized activities and deliverables.
  • Serves as the lead community engagement liaison working with select community based organizations, to engage families living in the neighborhoods of Boston, increase the numbers of visitors from neighborhoods currently underrepresented, and provide access to underserved populations.
  • Maintains active two-way collaboration with select community organizations to co-develop programs and activities that support parent engagement, school readiness and family literacy skills.
  • Assists the Senior Manager Community Engagement in the selection, development and implementation of the Parent Ambassadors Program as key strategic partners supporting annual Museum goals.
  • Serves as the lead community engagement liaison working across functions on exhibit and program development to assist in defining and integrating community engagement work along with a cultural competence framework into all exhibits and programs that promotes a welcoming and culturally responsive atmosphere for the Museum's diverse visitors and constituencies.
  • Identifies and attends outside meetings, fairs, festivals, etc. to expand the Museum's reach in the school readiness community and represents the Museum's community engagement work more broadly.
  • Supervises a Community Engagement Specialist who acts as exhibit mentor for assigned exhibits and related programming as assigned.
  • Assists in the development of high quality materials (communication, education, and training) for community engagement efforts.
  • Participates in the evaluation of community engagement programs and activities.
  • Attends internal and external meetings at manager's recommendation.
  • Participates on internal and external committees with manager's approval.
  • Attends supervision and team meetings as required. 

 

Qualifications:

  • BA/BS with a minimum of 2 years of experience working in education, social work, family studies or a related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of informal education and family learning in a setting such as a children's museum is desirable
  • Fluency in another language (Spanish, Haitian Creole, Care Verdean Creole, Chinese, Vietnamese) strongly preferred
  • Experience working with diverse populations of parents, children and families in a variety of settings
  • Experience building relationships with community-based organizations especially those working with underserved neighborhoods of Boston
  • Experience training staff
  • Experience working both in a team setting and as an individual contributor
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Comfortable presenting to large groups.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability work effectively with multicultural, intergenerational audiences, in an energetic, friendly, outgoing, and professional manner.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office including; Word, Power Point, Excel and Outlook.
  • Social media skills a plus.
  • Travel within the city is required. 

Other Factors

  • Schedule: Monday through Thursday 9-5 and Friday 1-9
  • Museum business casual dress code required
  • Occasional school vacation and holiday hours required 

Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this position the Community Engagement Program Liaison is required to talk, hear, sit, stand and walk. Lots of walking and/or standing are required. The Community Engagement Program Liaison may be required to occasionally lift and carry materials of up to 25 lbs.

To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Jobs@BostonChildrensMuseum.org. More information about the museum can be found at www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org. 

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Librarian, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA

Apply Here!
www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513469500

About the Library:

The John G. Wolbach Library combines the collections of the Harvard College Observatory (HCO) Library and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO) Library, forming one of the world's preeminent astronomical collections.  The Wolbach Library provides shared resources to support the CfA community's continuously evolving needs. Wolbach Library staff build, organize, manage, house, and preserve collections of physical and digital research artifacts; offer reference services and consultation; provide services in online literature searches and interlibrary loan requests; and contribute to and draw from remote databases, including the NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS). The Wolbach Library participates in local, national, and international networks and cooperative activities to promote scholarly advancement, the sharing of information, access to recorded knowledge, and the empowerment of the astronomy and astrophysics community.
http://library.cfa.harvard.edu

Our current and future priorities are to:

  • Facilitate the creation and sharing of new knowledge in Astronomy
  • Lower technical and social barriers that negatively impact the CfA community's ability to achieve its goals
  • Promote the work of the CfA community both internally and externally
  • Develop digital projects and priorities that continually challenge Wolbach library staff to excel at an international level
  • Seek strategic collaborations to ensure the sustainability of Wolbach's programs, services, and projects
  • Promote open science through outreach and training programs

Position Summary

The incumbent collaborates with the CfA and external partners to define, implement, and continuously support: services, programs, and collections that enhance research, teaching, learning, and access to resources at Wolbach. The community served by the Wolbach Library includes Smithsonian staff, Harvard faculty and staff, students, post-docs, the international astronomy community, and the public.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for preparation, coordination, execution and assessment of collaborative projects, programs, and events
  • Develops collaborative project objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility; reports and escalates to management as needed.
  • Ensures that projects are delivered on-time, within scope
  • Creates, maintains, and shares comprehensive project documentation with library staff
  • Maintains current knowledge of emerging trends in learning science, research methodologies, and research services
  • Conducts outreach and collaborates with current library stakeholders (e.g. NASA/SAO ADS), as well as stakeholders who are infrequent users or nonusers of the library and its services
  • Strives to provide equitable delivery of library services through the development of programs, practices, and behaviors which allow the library to actively support all members of the library's community
  • Contributes to Wolbach's monthly reports as required
  • Participates in daily circulation desk staffing


Open & closing dates
10/11/2018 to 11/09/2018

Pay scale & grade
IS 09

Salary
$55,909 to $72,683 per year

Learn more and Apply!
www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/513469500

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Membership Information and Elections Associate, American Academy of Arts & Sciences, Cambridge, MA

Membership Information and Elections Associate

 

Headquartered in Cambridge, MA, the American Academy of Arts & Sciences is one of the nation's most prominent learned societies and independent policy research centers. Each year, the Academy elects approximately 200 new members who are leaders in all fields and professions.

 

The nomination and election process is run by the Membership Information and Elections (MIE) department, which processes over 1,000 nominations each year and conducts 30-50 membership election conference calls culminating in the election of the new honorees. The MIE department also serves as the primary information hub regarding Academy members. The MIE team is seeking a new position of Membership Information and Elections Associate to organize all aspects of the annual nomination and election process as well as data inflow and output.

 

 

MAJOR AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

  • Provide administration of the Academy's membership database including, but not limited to:
  • Maintaining effective data maintenance and database standards.
  • Conduct periodic data review for accuracy.
  • Conduct data queries.
  • Provide training and assistance to other departments in proper database usage, organization, and retrieval.
  • Work with the director, to plan and implement membership initiatives and special projects.
  • May supervise the Operations assistant on Membership-related projects or delegated tasks as well as supervise temps or other part-time staff.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.
  • Manage nomination and election logistics
    • Review nominations to ensure the accuracy and thoroughness of the Academy ballots.
    • Coordinate election materials for committee review, committee meetings, and conference calls.
    • Oversee the scheduling of 30-50 membership and election conference calls.
    • Draft correspondence to members as necessary.

 

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Experience organizing, systematizing, and retrieving database information
  • Close and careful attention to detail.
  • Must possess initiative, outstanding oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and proofing and editing skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple activities and tasks in a high tempo environment.
  • Ability to learn quickly, prioritize, and work accurately with little supervision.
  • Ability to creatively problem-solve and be flexible to work in a changing environment; comfortable with nuance
  • Strong interest and skill in fact-finding and research-based projects.
  • Facility with learning names and accuracy in presenting them.
  • Must be able to handle confidential information appropriately, and to engage with Academy members in a patient, poised and diplomatic manner. 
  • Proficiency in database querying, Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word), Adobe Acrobat, various document processing and database applications, and internet searches.
  • Desired qualifications also include:
    • Experience working in an academic environment, preferably in a college admissions, library, or registrar setting. 
    • Ability to effectively interact with a diverse, distinguished membership base. 
    • Ability to exhibit a proactive, positive client focus

 

Commitment to Diversity:

The American Academy is committed to the diversity of its staff and membership. As a scholarly organization and research center, the Academy recognizes that diversity of thought, class, experience, sex, gender, race, physical or mental ability, age, religion, national origin, and sexual orientation is a value to uphold and is central to the mission and work of the organization. A more pluralistic staff embracing diversity of thought, approach and life experience fosters a more nuanced understanding of contemporary issues facing the nation and the world. Working together in a climate of respect and openness models the civil discourse that is fundamental to the work of the Academy.

 

About the Academy

The Academy membership encompasses over 5,600 members and reflects the full range of disciplines and professions: math and physical sciences, biological sciences, the social sciences, humanities and the arts, journalism, business and philanthropic leaders, educational, scientific, and cultural administrators as well as public affairs and public policy.

The link for application submissions is: https://amacad.wufoo.com/forms/r10evvsf18nkgli/

The yearly salary is between $55-65k.

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Library Technician, Boston University, Boston, MA

TECHNICIAN III, LIBRARY, Mugar Library, F. Pardee Management Library


The Library Technician III works in a team environment with librarians to provide business related reference services in person, by phone and virtually to library users and refers complex questions to reference librarians. Assists with the maintenance of library guides and pages using such tools as WordPress and LibGuides. Provides general support to the Reference Department by producing instructional handouts for library classes, maintaining reference and instruction schedules and statistics, and assisting with the reference collection maintenance.

Required Skills
Two years of college or equivalent, one year related experience.

Work Schedule: Sunday 12 pm - 8 pm; Monday 11 am - 7 pm; Tuesday 1 pm - 9 pm; Wednesday 9 am - 5 pm; Thursday 9 am - 5 pm

Some flexibility with schedule is desired.

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

Job Location
BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States

Position Type
Full-Time/Regular

Salary
Grade 24

For more information, click here.

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Library/Media Specialist, North Attleboro Public School System, North Attleborough, MA

LIBRARY/ MEDIA SPECIALIST

FULL-TIME

COMMUNITY/FALLS

Submit cover letter along with a resume to:
Human Resources Department
Woodcock Administration Building
6 Morse Street
North Attleborough, MA 02760
e-mail:hrstaff@nattleboro.com
or www.schoolspring.com

Application Deadline: November 9, 2018 

The North Attleboro Public School System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or religious creed, ancestry, national or ethnic origin, age, gender, gender-identity, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities.

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User Services Librarian, Simmons University, Boston, MA

We are looking for a User Services Librarian to join our Library team at Simmons University. Reporting to the Library Director, the User Services Librarian will provide leadership for library services including circulation, interlibrary loan, reference, and stacks maintenance. From developing service philosophies and standards to coordinating initiatives with student-centered departments, this position will play a critical role in ensuring the library meets the needs of the Simmons community.

 

The Simmons University Library fully supports the educational needs of all members of the Simmons Community--students, faculty, staff, alumnae/i, and guests. Housed in Lefavour Hall on Simmons' main campus, the Library offers a comfortable and productive environment for learning, including an array of group study rooms, meeting rooms, event spaces, and quiet study areas.

 

Responsibilities: 

User Services

  • Coordinate and manage the provision of user-focused services;
  • Ensure efficient daily operations, quality outcomes, and user satisfaction;
  • Coordinate hiring, training, scheduling, and supervision of User Services staff and student workers;
  • Maintain an expert knowledge of the functions and capabilities of the library systems for Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, Stacks Maintenance, and other User Services functions;
  • Troubleshoot and provide support to staff in all service areas;
  • Prepare student worker budget projections and track expenditures;
  • Oversee the maintenance, analysis, and reporting of statistics on patron services for in-house assessment, planning, and annual reports;
  • Work with Systems & Web Applications Librarian to identify opportunities ensure Library's online presence effectively meets user needs;
  • Engage in assessment activities to measure and benchmark services and works closely with Library and other staff to develop and ensure the provision of consistent and user-centered policies, procedures, and services;
  • Provide leadership on copyright compliance issues and education efforts directed at faculty, staff and students; monitor changes in academic copyright practices and legislation; maintain currency in the Simmons Library copyright policies and guidelines accordingly;
  • Participate in relevant professional organizations.

 

Outreach and Engagement

  • Develop, promote, and publicize Library and User Services policies and procedures;
  • Produce and publicize Library hours' schedule in coordination with Simmons academic community needs each semester;
  • Participate in developing content for Library communications and social media;
  • Coordinate Library outreach to student groups, Student Life, and other assigned campus populations and offices;
  • Coordinate and participate in Library presence at orientation activities;
  • Proactively promote awareness and use of the Library's collections and services, and pursue opportunities that engage and inform the community;
  • Participate as appropriate on University-wide committees and Library standing committees and workgroups;
  • Coordinate services, referrals, and hours with offices in the Center for Student Success including the Writing Center, Tutoring Center, and with Disability Services to ensure access for patrons with special needs;

 

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Master's Degree from an ALA accredited program in Library & Information Science;
  • Demonstrated customer service and troubleshooting experience;
  • Previous supervisory experience;
  • Proven ability to assess, benchmark, and implement process improvements;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral.

 


Preferred

  • Minimum 2 years of public services experience, preferably in an academic library setting
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Experience with library and emerging technologies;
  • Willingness to contribute to the profession through activities such as publications, presentations and taking leadership roles in professional organizations.

Priority will be given to applications received by 11/26.

Apply at https://bit.ly/2yDWmEm.

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Records Coordinator, AccuFile, Boston, MA

Records Coordinator -Boston 

Full-Time/Temporary Position - Great Potential for temp to hire!

Under general direction from the Executive Director, the primary role of the Records Coordinator is to manage the internal flow and processes of the firms records and to index closed or inactive material and oversee the off-site database. This involves sending boxes off-site and recalling material as requested by Firm personnel. This is a full-time, temporary (35 hours week) position with a strong potential for temp to hire for the right candidate.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Process, box and barcode new files moving to storage facility
  • Arrange for pick-up of new boxes and files/boxes being returned to off-site storage
  • Locates files and folders; maintains, updates and creates file indices as necessary or requested
  • Performs and/or coordinates courier services for the department; retrieves and delivers files and boxes as needed or upon request
  • Assist and train support staff in proper procedure for closing/reviewing files
  • Ensure all physical closed files are scanned and captured in electronic repository
  • Handle file retrieval requests. Take daily requests for retrieval of files from off-site storage
  • Coordinate release of files, hard copy and electronic where appropriate to attorneys, clients, or other counsel
  • Gather, index and redistribute orphaned files from departed staff and attorneys
  • Monitor and order new supply of empty boxes as needed and distribute boxes to staff as requested 

Qualifications: 1-3 years legal records experience required Experience implementing an Electronic Records System is desirable Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite Ability to lift up to 35 lbs. Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time

Pay rate: $20-22 an hour, dependent upon experience

To apply: Please email resume to Karen at jobs@accufile.com

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Youth Services Librarian, Mansfield Public Library, Mansfield, MA

YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN

36 HOURS PER WEEK

Mansfield Public Library is seeking a creative, energetic, and enthusiastic team player for the position of Youth Services Librarian. We are seeking an innovative, community-focused, enthusiastic professional for our very busy Children's department. The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for providing excellent library service to children of all ages and their caregivers.

Duties:

  • Responsible for developing, implementing, marketing and evaluating programs and services for children from birth to age 13
  • Selects materials  for the Youth Room using appropriate review sources, classifies materials for the collection, and is responsible for the maintenance of the collection
  • Provides reference and reader's advisory for children (birth to age 13), caregivers and teachers
  • Provides support for parents and caregivers through resources and programming
  • Provides excellent professional services by assisting patrons with information retrieval, location of materials, use of computers and databases
  • Responsible for maintaining a welcoming and inviting physical and virtual library environment for children that supports learning and recreational activities
  • Assists in maintaining an active online presence through our website and social media
  • Creates a variety of communications to promote activities and resources
  • Collaborates with schools, home schoolers and other community groups·
  • Represents the library throughout the community and to agencies and organizations serving children and their adult caregivers
  • Provides monthly and annual statistics on use of resources, programs and reference questions to Director
  • Performs daily activities and operations of the library including circulation and basic troubleshooting for the public library computers
  • Supervises one part time library technician and one part time children's librarian
  • Under the general supervision of the Library Director, participates in professional and supervisory duties
  • Other duties as required

 

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school, a minimum of three years library experience
  • Thorough knowledge of children's literature
  • High skill level in creating, developing, executing and evaluating compelling programs for children
  • The ability to communicate with and inspire young readers
  • An understanding of children's developmental stages
  • Experience with new technology as well as social media
  • Marketing skills and grant writing skills highly desirable
  • Excellent customer service and oral/written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize and focus in a busy environment
  • Ability to work effectively with the public, volunteers and other staff
  • Supervisory skills requiring adherence to professional standards
  • Physical ability to meet the demands and uniqueness of a busy Youth Services Department
  • An inclusive and collaborative thinker and team player
  • Passionate advocate for literacy of all kinds

 

Position requires one night per week, one Saturday per month, one 5th Saturday per year plus occasional flexibility. It is a benefited position. Salary is in 10 steps from $24.79 to $38.43 per hour.

 

Closing date is November 16, 2018

 

 

Please forward a cover letter, resume, and MLS transcript to: 

Catherine Coyne, Library Director

Mansfield Public Library

255 Hope St.

Mansfield, MA 02048

(ccoyne@sailsinc.org)

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Library Information Specialist, Sunrise Systems Inc., Cambridge, MA

Job Title: Library Information Specialist

Duration: 6 Months

Location: Cambridge, MA

 

Job Description:

  • The candidate will have experience in launching and implementing library information technologies.
  • This position is ideal for a professional who is highly organized, flexible, creative, has a high attention to detail, and enjoys working on teams.

 

Responsibilities Implement Current Awareness Library Tool:

  • Alert Portal
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders, vendor, and IT partners to launch a current awareness platform
  • Gather criteria and requirements to build information queries by assessing needs of individuals and internal teams to create information alerts, partner with library coordinator to identify stakeholders
  • Partner with vendor to design alerts as well as to triage alert requests in a timely manner
  • Upon creation of the portal, partner with library staff in creation of communication and training materials (job aides) in support of launching library tools and services Establish disease and product focused educational content
  • Build a bibliographic collection of materials to include client authored publications
  • Search within multiple databases (PubMed, Embase, and internal repositories) to identify client authored publications
  • Partner with library staff and medical teams to organize and tag publications
  • Create a chronological list of published materials
  • Collaborate with IT partners to post bibliographic content and materials into clients  library portal
  • Work with library staff to create disease area literature collections for our core research areas
  • Utilize library tools and resources to search our core areas of research
  • Partner with library staff to curate appropriate literature content
  • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to connect literature collections to client's company intranet

 

Skills & Qualifications

  • B.S. Degree in the life or information sciences from an accredited college/university combined with 3-5 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry
  • Expertise and work experience with scientific, clinical, business, regulatory and/or pipeline databases
  • Proactively strive for superior customer service and outcomes
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work well with external and internal stakeholders
  • Ability to identify risks and issues and communication mitigation and resolution recommendations
  • Technical skills: Office-based systems including Word, Excel, PPT and SharePoint

If interested, please send recruiter Apporva Tiwari at Apoorva.T@sunrisesys.com your resume in Word doc format.

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Staff Librarian, Technical Services, Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA

STAFF LIBRARIAN, Technical Services

Town of Concord, MA

The Town of Concord is seeking a vibrant team member for part-time (20 hours/week), benefits-eligible position at the historic Main Library. Duties include professional work in planning, directing & conducting the acquisition of library AV materials, and purchasing, cataloging, and maintaining non-print collections. Requires attention to detail & strong customer service & communications skills. Requires Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent and one year of experience. Starting pay rate: $24.78 - $31.08/hour (DOQ), plus generous benefits

Application Deadline:11/15/18 @ Noon

For job description and application instructions, visit www.concordma.gov/jobs or contact Human Resources at 978-318-3025. EOE

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Metadata & Digital Initiatives Librarian, MCPHS University, Boston, MA

Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian (full-time)

MCPHS University

Boston, MA Campus

The MCPHS University Libraries invites applicants for the position of Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Director, the Metadata and Digital Initiatives Librarian will oversee metadata and systems projects to ensure resource accessibility, and lead the investigation, development, and implementation of digital library initiatives. The incumbent will be a member of the highly collaborative Access/Technical Services Team, and work closely with the Electronic Resources Librarian and other institutional stakeholders. This is a faculty position requiring contributions in scholarship and professional service.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and technical support to the Libraries' ongoing and future digital initiatives such as an institutional repository, expanding research data management, and library systems initiatives. 
  • Catalog dissertations/theses, archival materials, print books, e-books, and media including streaming video. Supervise support staff in copy cataloging procedures and print book processing.
  • Organize, catalog, and expand MCPHS' digital and physical archives.
  • Support the Access/Technical Services Team as needed on tasks such as processing reserves and providing back-up support for circulation services.
  • Participate in the Library's team-based approach to teaching as part of the Information Literacy Program.
  • Serve as liaison to an academic program, as needed.
  •  Maintain currency in knowledge of emerging trends, best practices, and technical skills to support new initiatives. In particular, following new developments on post-MARC metadata schemes.
  • Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness.
  • Contribute toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration. 

Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.

 

Qualifications:

Required: 

  • MLS from ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum of two years of professional experience in a technical library position, working knowledge of MARC, RDA, Dublin Core, SQL
  • Excellent written, verbal, interpersonal communication skills
  • Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness
  • Contribute towards creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration.

Desired: 

  • Familiarity with XML, EAD, EBSCO EDS, BIBFRAME, JavaScript, XSLT
  • Experience with institutional repositories, open access, and open education resources
  • Experience facilitating library system migration

MCPHS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits that includes a substantial contribution toward the cost of medical and dental insurance, generous time off benefits, and a significant pension plan contribution. To learn more about our total rewards, please visit MCPHS Total Rewards.

Apply

To apply, please visit https://careers-mcphs.icims.com/jobs/3216/metadata-and-digital-initiatives-librarian/job

Attach a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae.  No phone calls, please. Principals only. No relocation available. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment. MCPHS University is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants who would enrich the University's diversity are encouraged to apply.

About Us

MCPHS University, an innovator in health and professional education, is setting the pace in the health science fields. MCPHS has more than 7000 students across campuses in Boston's Longwood Medical Area, downtown Worcester, MA and downtown Manchester, NH. Here, we are preparing future generations of global leaders and promoting systems to improve the health of the public. In the midst of implementing an ambitious strategic plan that will bring us to our 200th anniversary in 2023, MCPHS offers meaningful work that benefits society overall, provides competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits, and fosters a sense of connectedness and collaboration among our employees. We are a fast-moving, data-driven educational institution with a strong entrepreneurial mindset.

 

Come join us and be a part of a diverse community that is at the forefront of advancing the healthcare landscape! To learn more about working at MCPHS University, please visit Careers at MCPHS.

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Multiple Positions, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield City Library seeks applications for two positions at our forward-looking public library. 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 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 have the following duties:

 

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. Ensures 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 is 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.

 

Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science.

 

Proven record of meaningful community engagement. Strong staff mentoring and coaching skills. Experience in creating lively programs for adults, teens, and children. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

 

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $69.011.28 (N.B.: The City's website incorrectly lists a salary range.) The closing date for this position is ThursdayNovember 1, 2018, 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.

 

The Children's Librarian position is based in the Children's Room of our busy, progressive Central Library. This 18 1/2 hour/week position pays $24.42 an hour, with a limited benefits package, for an annual salary of $23,494.12. This position has a focus on information service for children and caregivers and on programming for young people. The person hired for this position will also do some collection development and outreach.

 

Candidates should have an ALA-accredited MLS and some experience in a library setting. MLS candidates may be considered as well. Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

 

Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply at http://bit.ly/ChLibOct18. Or, go to the City's website, click on Work for the City, and look for Children's Librarian.

 
The closing date for this position is Tuesday, October 30, 2018, at 11:59 pm EST.

 

Inquiries via email about these positions are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website. 

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Adult Services/Reference Librarian, Hudson Public Library, Hudson, MA

The Hudson Public Library is seeking an individual to work full-time in the reference area of the adult department. 

 

The Adult Services/ Reference Librarian works independently under the general direction of the Library Director and under policies established by the Board of Library Trustees. Performs professional library duties of a responsible nature involving considerable judgment and initiative in providing forward thinking adult services and reference.

 

Duties: Performs reference and reader's advisory services. Assists patrons by making referrals to other agencies or placing holds for materials not in our collection. Oversees the purchase, maintenance and weeding of the reference and non-fiction collections. Selects and oversees the bid process for the periodical collection; catalogs and oversees the display and disposal of these holdings. Responsible for public relations functions including the scheduling and administration of adult programs, directing monthly book discussions and other projects. Responsible for the evaluation and selection of all on-line reference databases and the links on the website.  Responsible for instructing patrons in the use of the Internet computers, reference databases, and PACs.  Assigns work and projects as necessary to part-time Reference staff. Assists in the maintenance of the Library website; responsible for Library's social media accounts including Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, Instagram, Twitter, etc. Responsible for outreach and contact with Hudson High School Librarian and Curriculum Coordinator. Attends professional meetings and workshops; reads current professional literature relating to adult services, technology and library services in general.  Covers the Circulation Desk when needed.

 

Education and Experience: Master's degree in library science. MLS candidates may be considered if the candidate is currently enrolled in an ALA accredited Master's program in Library Science with successful completion of core curriculum courses and graduate level reference course; one year of professional library experience; or any equivalent combination of education and experience. 

 

Knowledge, Ability & Skill: Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work. Knowledge of reference sources and the organization and management of library operations is essential.  Ability to speak and write clearly and concisely. Attention to detail & ability to work independently are equally vital. Strong computer skills and knowledge of Evergreen ILS and Wordpress preferred.

 

Experience in public libraries, teaching and public programming, demonstrated willingness to develop community relationships, and adept with technology. Creativity, enthusiasm, initiative, highly motivated, forward thinking self-starter.

 

Excellent customer service skills and the ability to provide a welcoming atmosphere for library visitors are key components of this job.

 

Hours: 37.5 hours per week; requires one night a week and one Saturday a month.

 

Salary: $36,252 - $47,698 in 8 steps

 

Deadline: November 30, 2018. AA/EOE 

 

Send cover letter, resume and three professional references to: Deborah Backman, Library Director, Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington St, Hudson, MA. 01749 or email dbackman@cwmars.org

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Repository Manager, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, MA

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution is currently searching for a Repository Manager to join our Library department. This is a regular, full-time, exempt position, and is eligible for benefits.

JOB SUMMARY:

The Repository Manager supports all aspects of the Woods Hole Open Access Server (WHOAS), including technical functions and data publication. The MBLWHOI library is considered the intellectual heart of the Woods Hole scientific community. This position will help identify and participate in projects that support science activities through demonstration of one or more specialized skills. Will be expected to work on tasks requiring creativity and independent thinking along with proven understanding of fundamental research and computer principles. 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Manages the institutional repository, WHOAS, including solicits content, loading files, entering metadata, and coordinating upgrades with our vendor, as well as communications with our DOI registry agents for publications and data.
  • Works closely with our Data Librarian to provide access to data collections and make deposits to other repositories.
  • Collaborates with our Archivist to support access to Institution collections.
  • Participates in library outreach efforts.
  • Supports Open Access initiatives.

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • As deemed necessary by supervisor

DESIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

Ph.D. in a related field, or Master's in a related field with several years of relevant experience, or Bachelor's in a related field with more than five years of experience. In the absence of a formal degree, considerable equivalent work experience is required. Successful candidates will have demonstrated the technical skill, motivation, independence, and creativity necessary to complete difficult tasks.

  • Experience with DSpace, data management, Dublin Core, and other metadata schema.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Physical duties for this position include but are not limited to, ability to lift less than 25-50 lbs independently; carry 25-50 lbs. Visual abilities to include peripheral, depth perception, and ability to distinguish basic colors. Hearing requirements include the ability to hear and respond to instructions. Other physical tasks include occasional standing/walking; use of hands for basic /fine grasping and manipulation, repetitive motion, reaching above and below the shoulders, kneeling, bending, stooping, and climbing ladders/stools. Other occupational requirements include talking, working around others, with others, and independently. Will be exposed to dust or other irritants. Physical duties are subject to change. 

WHOI is a member of the Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). We are sensitive to the issues of dual career candidates and we will work with applicants to address them. Please visit HERC - for more information.

WHOI is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Disabled/Veterans/M/F. We encourage Veterans and those with Disabilities to apply. Applications are reviewed confidentially. Applicants that require accommodation in the job application process are encouraged to contact us at (508) 289-2253 or email 
eeo@whoi.edu for assistance.

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Assistant Director, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, NH

Assistant Director Job Description (full time)                                                          

 

Position Objectives: With supervision of the Director, the Assistant Director helps to manage the facility, working with the library staff, providing technical services, overseeing the general operation of the library, and acting as Library Director in the Director's absence. 

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs and supervises all library services.
  • Assists patrons in selection and location of services and books.
  • Assists in preparation of statistical reports.
  • With the Director, reviews and recommends policy and procedural changes or additions.
  • Assists the Director with recruitment and supervision of volunteers.
  • Fills in at circulation desk as required, providing excellent customer service.
  • Catalogs and processes all purchased and donated materials.
  • Enhances professional knowledge and participates in continuing education opportunities.
  • Performs or assigns other duties as needed.

Assigned Tasks may include:

  • Run monthly statistics, organize and maintain statistics book.
  • Catalog all materials, new and donated items.
  • Cover circulation desk as needed.
  • Assist with weeding, staff and volunteer supervision.
  • Deleting withdrawn items from Atriuum and Nhu-pac, as needed
  • Manage library in the Director's absence, including scheduling, payroll, and meetings

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the philosophy and objectives of public library management.
  • Knowledge of budget procedures and financial applications.
  • Familiarity with library automation processes and procedures.
  • Maintaining successful relationships with patrons, citizens, town officials, and vendors.
  • Effective oral and written communication.
  • Skill in developing and implementing long- and short-range plans.
  • Ability to analyze training needs, plan and coordinate training activities.
  • Ability to organize and analyze data with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Ability to initiate projects, manage teams, and motivate staff.
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer services

Education, Training and Experience:

  • Library Science degree preferred. A suitable combination of education and experience which demonstrates mastery of the required knowledge, skills and abilities will also be considered.
  • Minimum of 2 years in a library setting, with some management experience.
  • Demonstrated aptitude for continued professional growth through participation in workshops, professional reading, conferences or other educational opportunities.
  • Significant background in customer service and/or human resources.

 

This position includes health and NH retirement benefits. Email resume and letter of interest to patl@brookline.nh.us.

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Community Engagement Program Liaison, Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA

Position Description: 
The Community Engagement Program Liaison is a key member of the Community Engagement Team working directly with the Senior Manager Community Engagement and is responsible for developing and implementing programs that take place inside and outside of the Museum and support Museum priorities. This position engages with community-based organizations working with families with young children to develop programming at BCM and in community settings that is responsive to and inclusive of the diverse needs and interests of underrepresented visitor constituencies. This position collaborates with designated departments as assigned, serving as a resource and collaborator to inform the development of inclusive and responsive exhibits and programs that support families and reflect the cultures and communities of Boston and Greater Boston. 

Qualifications: 
  • BA/BS with a minimum of 2 years of experience working in education, social work, family studies or a related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of informal education and family learning in a setting such as a children's museum is desirable
  • Fluency in another language (Spanish, Haitian Creole, Care Verdean Creole, Chinese, Vietnamese) strongly preferred
  • Experience working with diverse populations of parents, children and families in a variety of settings
  • Experience building relationships with community-based organizations especially those working with underserved neighborhoods of Boston
  • Experience training staff
  • Experience working both in a team setting and as an individual contributor
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills. Comfortable presenting to large groups.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability work effectively with multicultural, intergenerational audiences, in an energetic, friendly, outgoing, and professional manner.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office including; Word, Power Point, Excel and Outlook.
  • Social media skills a plus.
  • Travel within the city is required.
Hours: 
Monday-Thursday, 9-5pm and Friday 1-9pm
Other Factors
  • Museum business casual dress code required
  • Occasional school vacation and holiday hours required
Physical Requirements: While performing the duties of this position the Community Engagement Program Liaison is required to talk, hear, sit, stand and walk. Lots of walking and/or standing are required. The Community Engagement Program Liaison may be required to occasionally lift and carry materials of up to 25 lbs.
To Apply: Please submit resume and cover letter to Jobs@BostonChildrensMuseum.org. More information about the museum can be found at www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org. 

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Evaluation Manager, Boston Children's Museum, Boston, MA

Position Description: 
Reporting to the SVP, Exhibits & Programs, the Evaluation Manager works with project teams to develop goals that can be assessed through evaluation, works with exhibit developers to develop protocols for front end, formative and summative evaluation projects for exhibits, programs and visitor experience surveys, and manages systematic data collection, analysis and documentation and dissemination. 

The Evaluation Manager shapes the museum-wide culture of evaluation, building evaluation capacity among the staff, especially in the area of formative evaluation, serving as a bridge to researchers, and encouraging colleagues and staff to see BCM as a learning institution. The Evaluation Manager works with university researchers partnering with the museum, and seeks opportunities for the researchers to share their studies with museum staff and visitors. This is a hands-on position requiring active involvement in all phases of the work from planning to data collection through analysis and dissemination. 

Qualifications: 
  • BA required; Master's degree in museum studies, education, or child development strongly preferred.
  • 3 years of experience working as an evaluator/researcher in a museum, informal education, or non-profit setting.
  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of research and evaluation practices within informal education settings, including front end, formative and summative studies.
  • Demonstrated expertise and knowledge of qualitative and quantitative research methods, and experience implementing mixed-methods study designs.
  • Working knowledge of statistical methods frequently used in museum studies and survey analysis.
  • Knowledge and understanding of issues related to diversity, inclusion, and accessibility and how they relate to research and evaluation practices in informal education settings.
  • Understanding of the ethical issues related to research and evaluation in informal education settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and oversee project work independently, while maintaining close communication with project team members.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with peers, and ability to build rapport with a wide range of museum visitors including young children.
  • Fluency in a second language desirable.
Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Occasional Friday night or weekend work.
To Apply:
Please submit resume and cover letter to Jobs@BostonChildrensMuseum.org. More information about the museum can be found at www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org. 

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On-Call Librarian (Youth/Young Adult/Adult), West Springfield Public Library, West Springfield, MA

On-Call Librarian (Youth/Young Adult/Adult), West Springfield Public Library

The West Springfield Public Library seeks a creative librarian with a strong service orientation to work in a
fast-paced environment.

DUTIES: Under the direct supervision of the Adult or Youth Services Supervisor, the on-call librarian actively assists juvenile, adult, and young adult patrons in securing information through traditional and electronic sources. Daytime, evening and weekend hours are available.

Starting Salary: $23.8560 per hour, no benefits.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Bachelor Degree required; MLS strongly preferred. Individuals in this position must have a demonstrated ability in clear verbal and written communications, excellent interpersonal skills, and possess a demeanor of accessibility and helpfulness. Courses in reference, computers, plus one year of directly related experience in an automated library is preferred.

Institution: West Springfield Public Library

 

City/Town: West Springfield

 

DEADLINE: Positions open immediately --applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

To apply: Send resume, cover letter and list of three references to: Human Resources, Suite 6, J. Edward Christian Municipal Office Building, and 26 Central Street, West Springfield, MA  01089. Review of resumes will commence immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

 

The Town of West Springfield is an affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity within its community.

Job ID:
13133

Email:
nsiegel@cwmars.org

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Library Technician, West Springfield Public Library, West Springfield, MA

LIBRARY TECHNICIAN-

The West Springfield Public Library is seeking dynamic, energetic and customer service oriented individuals for on-call positions. The primary focus is providing excellent customer service to all library patrons at the Borrowers Services Desk.  You will use a fully integrated computer system to complete a variety of assignments in accordance with all library policies. Potential shifts include morning, afternoons, evenings and Saturdays, so flexibility in available working hours a plus.

QUALIFICATIONS: High School Graduate--some college or undergraduate courses preferred.

REQUIREMENTS: Must possess superior customer service skills and be adaptable. Library, bookstore, or other relevant customer service experience. Computer literacy required.

PREFERRED: Familiarity with Evergreen computer system, Windows 10, and Office 2016 software.

SALARY: $16.7461 per hour.

Positions open immediately --applications will be accepted until positions are filled.

To apply: Send resume, cover letter and list of three references to: Kelley Beckwith Human Resources, Suite 6, J. Edward Christian Municipal Office Building, and 26 Central Street, West Springfield, MA  01089. Review of resumes will commence immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is selected.

 

The Town of West Springfield is an affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity within its community.

Job ID:
13134

Email:
nsiegel@cwmars.org

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Youth Services Librarian/Assistant Director, Holbrook Public Library, Holbrook, MA

Youth Services Librarian/Assistant Director, Holbrook Public Library

The Holbrook Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic candidate for the position of Youth Services Librarian/Assistant Director. The position is based upon 40 hours per week including up to two evenings and every Saturday. It is an individual contract with the Holbrook Public Library Board of Trustees. AA/EOE

  1. Primary responsibility is the management of all areas of the Youth Services Department, including programming, collection development, acquisitions, and public relations.
  2. Provides assistance to patrons in selection of materials and reference information in all areas.
  3. Assists and instructs patrons with use of technology.
  4. Supervises all professional, support and volunteer staff in the absence of the Library Director. 
  5. Provides instruction in library skills for staff and library users.
  6. Under the supervision of the Library Director, is responsible for planning, organizing, operating and managing technology driven resources and the automated network system.
  7. Maintains library website and other related sites and social media accounts.
  8. Assists Library Director with long-range planning, financial management, budget preparation, collective bargaining agreement issues, and development of recommendations for library policies and procedures.
  9. Works on cooperative ventures with town-wide groups, keeps informed on trends in the literature and role of department services, takes active role in professional groups and attends workshops and conferences.
  10. Directs the development, repair and maintenance of the library building and grounds in the absence of the Library Director.
  11. In the absence of the Library Director, performs his/her duties as necessary to maintain normal Library operations.
  12. Attends meetings of the Library Board of Trustees when requested to attend.
  13. Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director.  

Qualifications
Candidate must have at least 2 years professional supervisory library experience; must hold an MLS degree from an accredited institution; must have working knowledge of Children's and Teen literature; excellent computer skills including library digital services (Overdrive, Hoopla); willing to work with community groups and organizations to increase the exposure of the library in the community.

Salary: Starting $51,516.48

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references electronically to:
Donald Colon, Library Director  dcolon@ocln.org  

Please no phone calls.

Closing Date Open until filled

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Adult Services Librarians, Simsbury Public Library, Simsbury, CT

The Simsbury Public Library is now accepting applications for (2) two creative and forward thinking Part-Time Adult Services Librarians to work at our busy Information Desk.
Under the general supervision of the Head of Adult Services, successful candidates will be responsible for providing excellent customer service and meeting the informational needs of the community through a variety of means; as well as assisting in the promotion of the Library, its programs and services. 
This is a part-time unaffiliated position with an hourly pay rate of $28.16/hour for approximately 4-16 hours per week (Weekdays, Weekends and Evenings Included).
All applications must be submitted online at: www.simsbury-ct.gov/jobs

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Children's Librarian, Derry Public Library, Derry, NH

Job Advertisement

 

Derry Public Library

Part-Time Children's Librarian I

 

 

Librarian I. Part-time (25 hours).

 

We are searching for AWESOME! Lively and fun Children's Department is seeking an energetic, creative, and enthusiastic team member. We are looking for a special someone with a commitment to providing excellent library services to children from birth through age 11. This position is for a person who enjoys children, values relationships with them and their families, and loves learning.

 

This librarian will be involved in creating and implementing programs, ranging from infant storytime for babies to activities for early elementary aged children and tweens. Regular duties include providing reader's advisory, reference services, and technology assistance to children, their caretakers, and educators; creating and maintaining book displays and promotional materials; assisting the Head of Children's Services with collection development and maintenance; assisting with community outreach programming; and special projects as assigned.

 

A successful candidate will have prior experience working with children, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, an in-depth knowledge of children's literature, and strong computer and technology skills, including using the Internet, online databases, the library catalog, email, and Microsoft Office. Experience with online gaming and Minecraft a plus. Must be able to multitask and thrive in an extremely active Children's Room with over 300 annual programs. Bachelor's degree preferred; MLIS candidates welcome.

 

Salary starts at $18.57-$20.29, commensurate with experience and education. Scheduled hours are on Monday through Thursday, including nights on Thursdays until 8:30 pm and every third Saturday until 5:00 pm.  Benefits include paid vacation, personal, and sick time and tuition reimbursement.

 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and 3 references by email to Cara Barlow, Library Director at carab@derrypl.org by Friday, November 30th, 2018.

 

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Executive Director, Berkshire Museum, Pittsfield, MA

The Berkshire Museum is seeking an experienced and innovative Executive Director to advance the Museum as a regional resource providing impactful experiences around art, science, and history across a broad and diverse community constantly confronting change and challenge. The Executive Director will encourage the interdisciplinary interpretation of the Museum's collections in art, history, and the natural sciences by providing experiences that are fresh and relevant in a changing world. The Museum is financially secure with a substantial capital budget, providing the next leader of this 100+ year-old institution an opportunity to expand its relevance, status, and influence. The Executive Director is the strategic, creative, and operational leader of the Berkshire Museum with responsibility for ensuring that the organization meets its financial and programmatic goals to bring people together for experiences that spark creativity and innovative thinking through connections among art, history, and natural science.

For the full job posting, please visit: http://brentdglass.com/job-postings/ 

HOW TO APPLY

Review of candidate materials will begin immediately with a deadline of November 21, 2018.

Please email your application to BerkshireMuseumSearch@gmail.com. The application should include a resume with contact information for at least three professional references and a letter of interest addressed to Dr. Brent D. Glass, Brent D. Glass LLC, 1921 Sunderland Place NW, Washington, DC 20036.

Hard copies of application packages may be mailed to: Dr. Brent D. Glass Brent D. Glass LLC 1921 Sunderland Place NW Washington, DC 20036

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: commensurate with experience.

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Library Director, Bancroft Memorial Library, Hopedale, MA

Public Library Director

Hopedale, MA

The Bancroft Memorial Library is seeking a proven leader with a strong public service commitment to administer and direct the functions, activities and operations of the library, to include reporting on the same.

Candidate must have an ALA-accredited MLS degree; three to five years of public library experience; leadership ability and a high degree of motivation, initiative, and resourcefulness; strong interpersonal skills for interaction with library staff, library users, and town officials; skills to manage and keep current the library's technology; the ability to speak and write effectively, including grant writing; and the ability to exercise independent judgment in decision-making.

Located in historic Hopedale, MA, 30 miles southwest of Boston, the library building is on the National Historic Register. Our ideal candidate will be familiar with preservation of historic documents, maintenance of an historic building, and will embrace this opportunity with the same passion expressed by our library Board of Trustees, staff, and community.

The salary range for this position is $52,852 - 60,700 and includes a full range of benefits.  A complete job description is available on the Library's website www.hopedale-ma.gov/bancroft-memorial-library.

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three professional letters of recommendation to:

Board of Library Trustees
c/o Town Administrator
P.O. Box 7

Hopedale, MA 01747

 

Or email: sbrouwer@hopedale-ma.gov

Deadline for applications is Nov. 15, 2018. 

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Intermediate Information Specialist, CDM Smith, Boston, MA

Intermediate Information Specialist at CDM Smith 

Boston, Massachusetts

CDM Smith provides lasting and integrated solutions in water, environment, transportation, energy and facilities to public and private clients worldwide. As a full-service consulting, engineering, construction, and operations firm, we deliver exceptional client service, quality results and enduring value across the entire project life cycle.

Job Responsibilities -

  • Perform research and technical literature searches using specialized databases and digital resources
  • Maintain InfoCenter memberships, licenses, and subscriptions; manage access to subscribed resources. Serve as primary vendor contact.
  • Monitor industry news, developments, new technologies relevant to CDM Smith's business and emerging technologies in our fields.
  • Acquire, catalog and promote new materials, services and resources
  • Track InfoCenter usage trends and prepare monthly analysis.
  • Assist in the development of LibGuides to improve and promote access and use of resources

Job Requirements -

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: Bachelor's degree.

Experience: 3 years of related experience.

Skills:

  • Intermediate proficiency using citation databases and reference management software.
  • Experience with library automation systems (e.g. EOS and InMagic).
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Good interpersonal skills and excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Office software, including Sharepoint, Yammer, etc.

Environmental Factors: Required to lift and move books and materials up to 25lbs. Normal office environment with extended exposure to computer screens.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA Accredited institution
  • LibGuides,
  • Ability to work independently
  • Interest in emerging trends - analytics, machine learning, computer vision

We attract the best people in the industry, supporting their efforts to learn and grow. We strive to create a challenging and progressive work environment. We provide career opportunities that span a variety of disciplines and geographic locations, with projects that our employees plan, design, build and operate--as diverse as the needs of our clients. CDM Smith is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Qualified candidates should apply by clicking on this link.

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Director, Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, MA

There are few places that have played a role as significant as Cape Ann in the history of American art. Artists that have spent time here include Fitz Henry Lane, Winslow Homer, Marsden Hartley, Edward Hopper, John Sloan, Stuart Davis, Milton Avery, Mark Rothko, and more. Gloucester was the 4th largest fishing port in the world. As a result, it was a hotbed for technology advancement and innovation related to the fishery and food packaging industries. Cape Ann's quarries supplied granite to the entire eastern seaboard.

The Cape Ann Museum tells the story of Cape Ann and its role in American art and industry. The organization has a dedicated staff, committed volunteers, an actively engaged Board of Trustees, and a broad base of financial and community support. The next Director of the Cape Ann Museum will leverage these assets to guide the organization through a period of transformative growth.

The next Director will oversee the opening of a world-class collection and curatorial facility with new gallery and green space, a significant capital campaign, enhancements to its core facilities, nationally significant exhibitions, and increased community programming.

This is all leading up to the 150th Anniversary of the Museum in 2023 which will coincide with the 400th anniversary of Gloucester. This is an incredible opportunity for the right individual as the Cape Ann Museum is poised to receive new levels of recognition. This search is being led by Naree Viner and Stephen Milbauer of Koya Leadership Partners.

Please submit a compelling cover letter and resume to smilbauer@koyapartners.com.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Executive Assistant & Board Liaison, WCHS/Tower Hill, Boylston, MA

The Executive Assistant and Board Liaison reports to the CEO and works individually and as a team member to facilitate the administrative functions and effectiveness of the Executive Office. Specific responsibilities include maintaining the CEO's calendar, coordinating communications, planning and executing business meetings, and providing support to the CEO. The Executive Assistant and Board Liaison is also responsible for scheduling Board of Trustee meetings, assisting in agenda writing for Board and Committee meetings, preparing materials for Board and Committee meetings, drafting and disseminating Board Committee electronic meeting minutes, and ensuring that meeting follow-up is scheduled. The Executive Assistant and Board Liaison must anticipate the needs of a busy office, interface with Board, donors, staff, and a diverse constituency, maintain confidentiality, and set priorities in accordance with the CEO's strategic agenda.

The ideal candidate is:

  • A proactive problem solver.
  • Highly professional, discreet, and of good judgment.
  • A skilled communicator, able to read nuanced situations and manage relationships.
  • Self-motivated and able to work without close supervision.
  • Able to prioritize multiple tasks and establish and meet deadlines.
  • Continually builds technical and professional knowledge associated with job objectives.

Please visit towerhillbg.org for full description and application instructions

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 5088696111

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Executive Director, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Dennis, MA

Cape Cod Museum of Art, (www.ccmoa.org) with a mission to educate, inspire, and excite the imagination through its collection, exhibitions and programs, seeks dynamic, outgoing leader with experience in financial management and fundraising and enthusiasm for art to guide the organization into the future. Founded by artists in 1981 to preserve the work of the Cape's artists and celebrate the region's distinctive artistic identity, CCMoA is a hub of cultural creativity on the Cape. Director manages nine dedicated part-time employees, 100+ enthusiastic volunteers, engaged Board, $500,000 budget.

DUTIES: Provide creative visioning, effective leadership for Museum. Oversee development, implementation, evaluation, promotion of innovative exhibitions, programs that attract new audiences while retaining existing supporters. Strengthen existing/develop new sustainable funding sources. Oversee budget, hire/supervise staff, supervise collection acquisition, management, care. Develop/oversee buildings/grounds management plan. Serve as ambassador for CCMoA to internal and external constituencies. Establish strong, cooperative relationships to promote visibility and communicate CCMoA's vision, values, activities.

QUALIFICATIONS: B.A. in Museum Studies, Arts/Nonprofit Management/Administration, or similar field required. M.A. desirable. Minimum five years museum/nonprofit leadership experience, preferably in arts organization. Evidence of successful museum/nonprofit financial management and fundraising, including donor cultivation, grant writing, familiarity with funding sources for museums. An outgoing, sociable person who can relate to, inspire, and engage a variety of people. Experience coming into an organization, addressing challenges, moving the institution forward desirable. Happy to work in a small museum, do whatever it takes to get the job done.

FULL JOB DESCRIPTION/APPLICATION: gncolglazier@gmail.com.

Deadline: 11/19/18.

Application must include cover letter, résumé, salary requirement, names/contact information of three professional references. EOE.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Head, Young Adult Services, Sunderland Public Library, Sunderland, MA

JOB POSTING:

HEAD OF YOUNG ADULT SERVICES - SUNDERLAND PUBLIC LIBRARY

           

The Sunderland Public Library seeks a creative and enthusiastic Head of Young Adult Services to manage services for patrons ages 11-18. The Head of Young Adult Services is responsible for providing administrative, professional, and supervisory work in the area of Young Adult Services. The Head of Young Adult Services is responsible for collection development of young adult materials, young adult program planning, and assists in other library operations. Specific duties include:

  • Provides a vision for the Sunderland Public Library's young adult department and implements strategies to achieve that vision.
  • Selects and purchases all library materials for young adults.
  • Catalogs all incoming young adult materials.
  • Plans, schedules, and leads events for young adults.
  • Provides circulation, reference, and technology assistance for patrons of all ages.

 

This is a part-time (8 - 15 hours per week), non-benefited position. Starting salary is $15.50 per hour.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma.
  • Experience working with young adults ages 11 - 18.
  • Experience providing customer service.
  • Enjoyment of working with diverse patrons of all ages.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Creativity.
  • Comfort using a variety of technologies including computers, printers, photocopiers, eReaders, and mobile devices.
  • Willingness to learn new technologies.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and assess priorities in a busy setting.
  • Ability to maintain composure and treat patrons with kindness in a busy setting.
  • Ability to work some evenings and Saturdays.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Experience working in libraries.
  • Experience using Evergreen ILS.

 

To apply for this position, please mail or email a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to:

Katherine Hand, Library Director

Sunderland Public Library

20 School Street

Sunderland, MA 01375

director@sunderlandpubliclibrary.org

 

Applications will be accepted until November 16, 2018. The Town of Sunderland is an EEO/AA employer.

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Library Director, Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library, Dudley, MA

Library Director  

Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library

Dudley, Mass.

 

The Board of Trustees of the Pearle L. Crawford Memorial Library seeks a dynamic individual with strong leadership skills for the position of Library Director. Working under the direction of the Board, and under the general supervision of the Town Administrator, the Library Director will be responsible for the overall management and oversight of the Library and will work to strengthen and expand the Library's position within the community.

 

Our ideal candidate is an effective spokesperson for the library who will focus on creating a patron-centered environment that is inclusive for all, is knowledgeable of collections and resources, creatively plans and implements library programs, and trains and supports staff in current and emerging library technology. Our candidate demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills, and will represent the Library at meetings with Town government and community organizations.

 

The Library Director is responsible for overseeing all facets of library operations. These include staff selection and supervision, collection management, event programming, facility management, library financial and budget management, long-range/strategic planning, public and private grant application, and oversight and upgrade of library technology (software and hardware).

 

The Director will draft and recommend policy to the Board, advise the Board on library matters and provide expertise and guidance on pertinent local/state/federal legislation. The Director is committed to providing quality library service to the community based on its needs and within the limits of its available resources.

 

Qualifications:

MLS degree from an ALA accredited program and MBLC certification. Requires a minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible professional public library experience, including at least 3 years in a supervisory capacity. Must have a high degree of motivation, initiative and resourcefulness and the ability to exercise independent judgment in problem solving and decision-making.

 

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience.

 

To Apply:

Email resume to: personnel@dudleyma.gov.

Priority will be given to qualified candidates who apply by November 9, 2018. 

Dudley Personnel Board, 71 West Main St. #30, Dudley, MA 01571, 508-949-8011 

The Town of Dudley is an EOE

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Floater Librarian, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY

Floater Librarian I (P1)

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 Librarian:

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

Typical duties and 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 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.

Resumes and cover letters must be sent to Gianna Gifford at ggifford@bpl.org

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Public Services Manager, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Public Services Manager - Wellesley College 

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.

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.

 

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 analyses 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. 

 

 

Required qualifications

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

 

To apply, visit https://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2515

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Library Media Specialist, Saugus High School, Saugus, MA

Statement of Duties:
GENERAL:
  • Responsible for the management, planning, development, and functioning of the media program in the building(s) assigned.
  • Participate in the educational process through direct instruction and teamwork with teachers and staff.
  • Provide technical services associated with the operation and maintenance of a media center including equipment, print, and non-print materials.
  • Develop an interesting and stimulating environment that encourages students and teachers to utilize resources in the media center.
  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community
  • Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community
  • Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, and resource sharing of resources in all formats
  • Evaluates, promotes, and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Develop the collection to reflect curricular changes and new knowledge.

SPECIFIC:
  • Instruct students and faculty in selecting, using and/or producing media to integrate into the curriculum and facilitate the teaching/learning process.
  • Initiate interaction with students, staff, administration, and the general public for purposes of integrating, promoting, and expanding the media program.
  • Design and implement short and long range plans which allow for a balance among integrated skills instruction, literature appreciation, planning with teachers, and collection management and development.
  • Assemble materials for faculty use to support curriculum.
  • Support technological approaches to the teaching/learning process.
  • Oversees students focus on non-traditional classroom models.
  • Supervises students participating in Credit Recovery.
  • Assist students and faculty with creative use of technology.
  • Establish and carry out, in coordination with the Director of Technology Systems, procedures for effective and efficient selection, acquisition, cataloging, processing, accessing, and maintaining materials and equipment.
  • Solicit input from teachers and students in the selection of materials.
  • Maintain an updated collection by weeding obsolete and worn materials from the collection according to district policy.
  • Update and maintain a card catalog and shelf list which accurately reflect the media center collection.
  • Issue updates on the acquisition of new media center materials.
  • Prepare bibliographies as needed.
  • Give book talks and does storytelling.
  • Organize the facility and resources in such a way that they reflect the philosophy and goals of the school and its media program.
  • Supervise circulation of all print/non print materials.
  • Coordinate, train, and supervise a student assistant/volunteer program for routine clerical assistance.
  • Provide direction for library support staff.
  • Provide opportunities for personal and professional growth for him/herself as well as the school's staff and students.
  • Plan exhibits and programs, collaborates with other Saugus media staff and with the staff of the Saugus Public Library.
  • Schedules use of media center by classes and groups.
  • Schedules use of technology for educational purposes.
  • Carry out assigned non-instructional duties.
  • Function as an active member of the faculty; attends faculty meetings.
  • Participate actively on district and building committees as required or interested.
  • Adhere to established law, policies, rules, and regulations.
  • Submit accurate inventories and reports promptly.
  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property
  • Other duties established by the Principal or designee.



Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university plus a Master's Degree in Library Science.
  • Licensed by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education as a Library Media Specialist.
  • Current experience in a school library media center including resource-based instruction, flexible scheduling, electronic information sources, and automated circulation systems.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualification as the Superintendent of Schools may find appropriate and acceptable.

Position Type: Full-time

Positions Available: 1

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Library Sales Representative, MIT Press, Cambridge, MA

Job Number: 16678
Functional Area: Sales
Department: MIT Press
School Area: Libraries, MIT Press, Tech Review
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Non-Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No
Schedule: M-F

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture - and benefits - that just aren't found together anywhere else. If you're curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future - then take a look at this opportunity.


LIBRARY SALES REPRESENTATIVE, MIT Press, to sell new and existing online products to the academic library, school, public, and corporate markets. Products include digital collections, journal subscriptions, and e-books. Will take a key part in launching a new e-book product to market with a focus on the U.S. and Canada territory. Responsibilities include researching and targeting new business through research, networking, and cold-calling; maintaining and developing relationships with existing customers; responding to high volumes of customer/internal queries; preparing quotes, negotiating pricing, and providing follow-up through all stages of the sales process; tracking and reporting monthly sales activities; tracking renewal dates, retention rates, and customer data via Salesforce and regularly reporting key metrics; collaborating closely with colleagues in sales, marketing, customer service, and product development to ensure customer satisfaction and quickly resolving outstanding customer issues; attending site visits within sales territory and key library conferences; working closely with customer service to establish and monitor trials for potential customers, monitoring usage of trials, setting up access, and resolving customer issues; and creating and executing public sales presentations. There will be regular use of software such as RedLINK, Atypon Insights, and other tools/data related to institutional subscriptions.

The MIT Press is a leader in university press publishing with a global academic reputation for publishing content that advances scientific and technological discourse.

A full description is available at http://mitpress.mit.edu/jobs.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: five years' experience in publishing, digital sales, or related fields such as library science or marketing; strong interpersonal and communication skills; ability to prioritize and work both independently and in a team-oriented environment; and knowledge of Microsoft Office and Salesforce. Bachelor's degree preferred. Job #16678-6

There will be travel up to 20% of the time for conferences and library visits.


10/18/18

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

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Knowledge Operations Coordinator, Global Oil & Gas Practice, McKinsey & Company, Waltham, MA

Who you'll work with:

You will be report directly to the Global Knowledge Manager and the Global Head of Knowledge (Senior Partner); both are based in Amsterdam and proven leaders and developers of global team members. You will be based in one of our Knowledge Centers (Louvain-la-Neuve, Waltham, MA, USA; Wroclaw, Poland). You will become a core part of the Oil & Gas Practice team supporting global knowledge committee, and collaborating closely with our Senior Practice manager on effective knowledge as well as our Reach & Relevance manager on bringing the best of our knowledge to external audiences. 

The global Oil & Gas Practice serves the leading institutions in the global Oil and Gas industry; we serve clients in all aspects of the industry, from upstream activities such as exploration, drilling production and services, through transportation, refining, commercial and retail marketing. The Practice is concentrated in several hubs (London, Houston, Calgary, Amsterdam, Middle East, Southeast Asia), but has maintains close ties to dozens more in support of the global scope of our clients' operations. We offer clients a unique combination of strategic, operational, and organizational advisory services, and we work closely with our clients to ensure the growth of their long-term internal capabilities.

 

Qualifications:

  • Academic credentials including strong undergraduate degree and demonstrable intellectual curiosity through professional progression or training

  • Familiarity with the energy sector or Oil & Gas industry a bonus

  • Outstanding written and oral English communication skills required

  • Advanced Excel and MS office skills is essential

  • Demonstrated record of impact with at least three years of professional experience, likely in professional services, academia, or external relations

  • Proven problem-solving skills - highly analytical, accustomed to working on complex, sensitive, time-critical issues, quickly getting up to speed on unfamiliar topics

  • Strong personal presence and credibility; able to work across all levels of seniority in a cross-cultural environment

  • Highly collaborative attitude and aptitude for working as part of a global team

  • Self-motivated, with an appetite for working entrepreneurially and a track record as self-starter

  • Highly collaborative attitude and aptitude for working as part of a global team

 

What you'll do: You will work with our Oil & Gas knowledge leaders to ensure world-class knowledge development and global client impact. 

You will work directly with the global knowledge committee (comprised of service line leadership and global leadership) to support knowledge strategy and our priority knowledge agenda. You will focus on supporting our global standards in knowledge operations (documentation, codification, and dissemination) that will evolve over time. There will be opportunity to drive impact in various facets of Practice knowledge, such as operationalizing or innovating new knowledge capture or dissemination approaches.

You will be also a steward of our knowledge resources to ensure consistent delivery to client service teams across the firm. You will support the quality and relevancy of our knowledge base and play a key role in updating materials on an ongoing basis with our service line leadership, experts and research team. There is room for growth and progression into a "first alert" responsibility for practice knowledge and proposal support. Finally, you'll be a peer counselor to partners, service line leaders, global practice managers, and related operations peers. 

In knowledge building and dissemination, you will support the knowledge manager in driving our priority knowledge agenda, as a facilitator and project manager; you'll also support our external articles development. You'll also have the opportunity to develop and effectively work with a strong network across many units and functions within the firm for best practice exchange and collaboration, and be aware of internal communication channels that are most effective for sharing our work.

Finally, you will run knowledge management processes, for example ensuring regular dialogues; supporting the delivery of quarterly reports and statistics on our knowledge progress, as well as occasional materials appropriate for internal practice meetings. 

McKinsey & Company is a global management consulting firm that serves leading businesses, governments, non governmental organizations, and not-for-profits. We help our clients make lasting improvements to their performance and realize their most important goals. Over nearly a century, we've built a firm uniquely equipped to this task.

Applications close on January 19th at 12:00 am.

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Head, Information Resources Management, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Head, Information Resources Management

Librarian III or IV

 

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

 

As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning. 

 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Head, Information Resources Management to provide innovative leadership and strategic direction for the Information Resource Management department. Oversee the following departmental functions: comprehensive acquisition and ingestion of scholarly materials in all formats, comprehensive metadata services, collections assessment, and discovery & resource management systems. In collaboration with the Associate Dean for Content & Discovery, actively manage the Libraries' annual collections investments of over $8 million dollars. Provide leadership in implementing new resource management systems, including the FOLIO Library Services Platform, as well as content management strategies including evolving digital strategies. Formulate departmental goals and objectives and ensure they support the mission andgoals of the Library and the University.

 

Example of Duties:

  1. Provide leadership and strategic direction for the Information Resource Management department
  2. In collaboration with the Associate Dean for Content & Discovery, actively manage the Libraries' annual collections expenditures of over $8 million dollars, successfully staying on-budget and on-time.
  3. Lead initiatives that advance resource managements systems, including implementation of the FOLIO Library Services Platform.
  4. Lead initiatives that transform collections strategies to include evolving digital strategies.
  5. Align departmental planning, priorities, goals, objectives and services with strategic initiatives of the Libraries and the University. 
  6. Develop departmental metrics for success and analyze trends to continually evaluate services and their impact.
  7. Establish regular reporting mechanisms to communicate effectiveness of departmental activities to administration and other stakeholders.
  8. Demonstrate ability to lead a diverse staff and foster collegiality, to mentor and develop talent, to foster and manage change and innovation, and to engage staff in collaborative strategic planning and delivery of user-centered services.
  9. Effectively delegate, empowering staff to make independent decisions at appropriate operational levels, holding staff accountable for successful completion of assignments, establishing workloads and procedures, providing guidance and direction, monitoring and evaluating performance, and coaching and counseling as needed.
  10. Use data and assessment techniques to support evidence-based decisions around resources, services, spaces and programs, and the user experience.
  11. Formulate, revise, and implement policies and procedures in response to evolving operational needs. Interpret such policies and procedures for students, faculty and staff as necessary.
  12. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the UMass Amherst Libraries and the campus.
  13. Participate in library-wide planning and governance, work in a shared decision making environment, and serve as a member of the Library's Senior Management Group and other library committees and working groups.  Represent the Library at appropriate campus committees, selected professional meetings and conferences as required.
  14. Maintain current knowledge of evolving trends and best practices as they relate to collections strategies and services. Attend professional development activities as assigned or required to meet departmental goals and objectives.
  15. Perform other related duties as assigned or required to meet department and university goals and objectives.

 

Required Qualifications:

  1. 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.
  2. Minimum of five years of successful supervisory, management, and leadership experience in an academic library, along with the ability to articulate vision, set direction, and accomplish initiatives in a rapidly changing environment.   
  3. Budget management experience, preferably in a large academic research library.
  4. Demonstrated experience with a minimum of two of the following areas: acquisitions, electronic resource management, cataloging/metadata, discovery, resource management systems.
  5. Knowledge of best practices, issues, and national trends in technical services, discovery and resource management systems, collections assessment and collections strategies in academic libraries.
  6. Demonstrated understanding of changes impacting academic research libraries.
  7. Excellent organizational skills and effectiveness in balancing multiple assignments and projects.
  8. Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work successfully in an intensely collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including colleagues, administrators, students, faculty, donors, and alumni.
  9. Experience facilitating groups.
  10. Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
  11. Demonstrated organizational ability, initiative, flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve Library and university strategic goals.
  12. Demonstrated ability to use data and assessment techniques to support evidence-based changes to services or programs.
  13. Ability to motivate, establish priorities, and meet deadlines.
  14. Ability to set departmental goals, develop metrics for success, analyze trends and initiate, develop, and assess innovative services.
  15. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, written, and oral communication skills
  16. Professionally active in the field.

17.   Commitment to professional development.

  1. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent with both law and with university policy. 
  2. Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.

 

RANK AND SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Librarian III salary floor is $68,500

Librarian IV salary floor is $77,900

 

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/496023/head-information-resources-management

And submit a letter of application, resume, diversity statement and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by November 16, 2018 for consideration.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity. As part of a commitment to its own multicultural community, the Libraries seek an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace University initiatives and aspirations. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members.

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Children's Librarian (Youth Services), Chelsea Public Library, Chelsea, MA

Library Salary: $45,191.95/year

DUTIES: Under the general supervision of the Library Director, responsible for the operation of the Children's Room at the library. Evaluate the Library's program of services to children; make recommendations on program and service changes and improvements to the Director. Provide advice to children and parents; provide reference assistance to children, parents and teachers;instruct school age children in Library use; and visit school classes upon request. Plan and conduct programs for children including story hours, films, reading clubs,vacation programs, puppet shows,etc.; prepare programs for private schools and community groups; prepare special exhibits and compile book lists; and prepare internal and external publicity for programs. Select, order and review Children's Room collection of books, magazines and audiovisuals; determine status of retention of books, videos, audiocassettes and records. Supervise Children's Room circulation desk and provide assistance as needed; train new staff in various computer uses, network rules, and children's room procedures; and supervise Children's Department staff. Maintain picture and pamphlet files; submit monthly and annual reports to Director and Trustees on circulation statistics, reference, story hours, museum pass program, etc.; catalog all children's books, including initial book processing procedures; maintain files of missing books and claims; and oversee the general environment of the Children's Room, rearranging the room as necessary to maintain an orderly, smoothly functioning department. Incumbent functions independently within the broad scope of Library policies and goals, referring personnel decision and policy revisions to the Library Director. Perform supplementary tasks as directed in adult department; may also cover adult circulation desk, perform budget and supply ordering; may act in place of the Library Director during short-term absence and when so delegated. Position requires some nights and occasional revolving weekends. (Saturdays). Attend professional meetings; and perform other related duties as required.

QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor of Science Degree in Library Science or related field from an accredited college or university program. Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university is strongly preferred. Duties require three years of professional library experience, including previous work with children. Incumbent functions independently within the broad scope of Library policies and goals, referring personnel decision and policy revisions to the Library Director.

Please send cover letter and resume to City of Chelsea, Human Resources Department, 500 Broadway, Chelsea, MA 02150 or email jobs@chelseama.gov.

The City of Chelsea is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Health Science Librarian, University of Bridgeport, Bridgeport, CT

Health Science Librarian - University of Bridgeport

Health Science Librarian - University of Bridgeport. Reporting to the University Librarian, the Health Science Librarian is a full-time, 10-month (see schedule below) position that works as a part of a team of Librarians providing reference and instruction services.

The Health Science Librarian serves as the expert for all of the Health Science programs including Nursing, Physician Assistant Institute, Naturopathic Medicine, Chiropractic Medicine, Acupuncture, Nutrition and Dental Hygiene and is the liaison to all of the Health Science/Science programs.

The incumbent is responsible for understanding, publicizing, and updating Evidence Informed Practice Information Literacy; creating and maintaining the Health related research guides, handouts, web pages, tutorials, rubrics, assessment tools, collection development, and benchmarking the Health Science collections. The Health Science Librarian, with the assistance of the Library technical team, is responsible for the optimal look and functionality of all of the Health Science databases, modules, web pages, software and the Anatomical Collections.

Librarians contribute to the leadership of the University through participation in University-wide committees and through professional relationships and activities. They participate in leadership of the Library by setting a professional example and monitoring the activities of library staff and services offered with a goal of quality customer service, positivity, acceptance of University limitations and continuous improvement of services.

The Health Science Librarian typical schedule is 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM Monday through Friday with occasional schedule changes for 9:30 AM classes. Summer hours are subject to change. This 10 month librarian has approximately 4.5 weeks off after both the fall and spring final exams.

Responsibilities: Answer Questions in-person, by telephone, online, and via email. Teach Information Literacy as a member of the Library Instruction Team. Develop curriculum content, rubrics, assessment tools, information literacy skills tests, web-based tutorials, modules for Evidence Informed Health Information Literacy. Write & Maintain the Evidence Based pages of the Information Lit. Plan/Web Page. Develop all Health Sciences Collections collaborating with faculty on collection needs and benchmarking individual collections. Keep other librarians informed of Evidence Informed Practice, updates, practices, AMA initiatives. Maintain the Anatomical Collections and Health Science Databases. Communicate with Health Science faculty and Maintain the H.S. Outreach program. Act as a Member of the Library Professional Team Monitoring Quality of Service Provided by Staff, Reporting Issues Observed. Maintain an atmosphere conducive to learning in the Library by enforcing Library policies, especially noise policies. On occasion, assist with health science related Interlibrary Loan (docline). Back Up the I.T. help desk and Access Services as needed. Other work related duties as assigned.


Qualifications: MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program. 1+ year experience in a Medical library or as a Health Science liaison. Ability to read and order in Library of Congress Classification Scheme. Expert knowledge of Health Sci. databases, MeSH, EBP or EIP, medical terminology. Demonstrated skills in Office, Access, Excel, Word, AMA Style, ILS. Flexibility and Strong interpersonal skills, ability to establish positive, productive working relationships with staff and students including International and first generation. Prefer Undergraduate degree in science or health.


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 here.

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Director of Library Services, Three Rivers Community College, Norwich, CT

Three Rivers Community College

ANNOUNCEMENT OF ANTICIPATED POSITION OPENING

POSITION: Director of Library Services

12-month, Full time, tenure track Position, CCP Level 20

ANTICIPATED STARTING DATE: January 4, 2019

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The successful candidate should have a minimum of a Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution. Candidates shall also have from three to six years of related experience including from one to three years of experience in supervising others; or a combination of education, training and experience that would lead to the competencies required for successful performance of the position's essential duties. Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience are equivalent to the stated qualifications by providing appropriate references.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Director of Library Services is accountable for assuring effective and cost efficient learning resource services to the academic, student and public groups served by the College to advance the College's learning mission through effective performance in these essential functional areas:

  • Effective delivery of library services;
  • Development and organization of the library's resources;
  • Evaluation, training, development and direction of library staff;
  • Budget, fiscal and facilities management;
  • Library assessment and evaluation.

MINIMUM SALARY: $74,544 approximate annual, plus excellent state benefits.

TO APPLY:

Send letter of intent, resume, completed application form: (http://www.ct.edu/files/pdfs/Employment-Application.pdf), names and address of three references and college transcripts to:

Barbara Billups / Human Resources

Three Rivers Community College

574 New London Turnpike

Norwich, CT 06360

Questions can be directed to: BBillups@threerivers.edu

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications materials must be postmarked no later than 11/15/2018.

Three Rivers College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Three Rivers 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.

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Studio Coordinator, New Art Center, Newton, MA

The New Art Center, a community art education space, offers people at all levels of ability exceptional opportunities to make, exhibit, view, think about and talk about art. The Studio Coordinator supports all classes through studio prep and maintenance, supply ordering and organization, scheduling models, and with customer service for students and teachers. This position requires an engaging and proactive problem solver who also functions as the evening staff monitor with office and administrative tasks. Must be comfortable working independently and as part of a team.

Qualified candidates must have a Bachelor's Degree and at least 2 years professional work experience in a related field. Must have familiarity with visual arts, especially studio/workshop organization & maintenance, while also being proficient in Microsoft Office.

Position involves working closely with staff, students, and faculty to create a welcoming, energized, organized studio environment. The chosen candidate will also assist Program Director with logistical aspects of all programs. Provide ongoing customer service for all students and teachers, and several other duties.

Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 2pm-10pm; Friday, 11am-7pm or there is the work option of Tuesday-Thursday, 2pm-10pm; Friday, 11am-7pm; Saturday, 9am-5pm.

Salary Range is $32,000 - $37,500.

Contact Information: Please forward cover letter and resume to pat@newartcenter.org

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $32K-$37.5K

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