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Senior Substitute Librarian, Somerville Public Library, Somerville, MA

Somerville is a city that upholds progressive principles for both employees and residents. The City of Somerville embraces and encourages an innovative, empowering, and collaborative workplace culture in a fast-paced, challenging environment. The City also offers a generous benefits package that embodies a strong work-life balance. Not only is Somerville a "Model City," as termed by The Boston Globe, but it is also a model employer.

 

The part time Senior Substitute supports library staff by offering assistance to patrons of all ages at Somerville's Central and Branch libraries. Duties include covering public service desks in Reference, Children's, Teen, and Circulation departments as needed; offering reference and readers' advisory; assisting with programs and outreach initiatives; and other duties as assigned.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment involves everyday discomforts typical of offices, with occasional exposure to outside elements.  Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but conditions are generally not unpleasant. 

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

 

Physical Skills : Little or no physical demands are required to perform the work.  Work effort principally involves sitting to perform work tasks, with intermittent periods of stooping, walking, and standing.  There may also be some occasional lifting of objects such as books, office equipment and computer paper (up to 30 lbs.). Job requires ability to bend, lift and carry library materials and pull book carts (up to 50lbs.)

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

 

Visual Skills: Visual demands include constantly reading documents in print and on the computer, for general understanding and for analytical purposes

 

Hours: Part Time Less Than 19 Hours Not Benefit Eligible

 

Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science program required. Students currently enrolled in an accredited graduate library school program, with current or past coursework in reference, reader services, children and youth services, and related areas are encouraged to apply.
  • Knowledge in the principles and practices of public library operations, excellent reference and customer service skills, and ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing are required.
  • Weekend availability, flexible schedule, and ability to fill-in at a moment's notice required.
  • Multilingual abilities a plus.

 

Full/Part Time: Part Time

Salary$19.87 per hour

 

How to Apply

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

City Hall Personnel Office

93 Highland Avenue

Somerville MA 02143

Fax: 617-666-4426

TTY: 1-866-808-4851

Email: employment_opportunities@somervillema.gov

City of Somerville residents are especially encouraged to apply.

 

The City of Somerville is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, age, national origin, disability or any other protected category. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Auxiliary aids and services, written materials in alternative formats, and reasonable modifications in policies and procedures will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities free of charge, upon request.

Individuals with disabilities who need auxiliary aids and services for effective communication, written materials in alternative formats, or reasonable modifications in policies and procedures, in order to access the programs and activities of the City of Somerville or to attend meetings, should contact the City's ADA Coordinator, Nency Salamoun, at 617-625-6600 x2323 or NSalamoun@somervillema.gov.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Pre-professional Positions | Public Positions


Systems Librarian, Boston Athenaeum, Boston, MA

The Boston Athenæum seeks a Systems Librarian who will serve as part of a small, but dynamic team that manages and maintains the Athenæum's various library and collections management systems, websites, computers, servers, networks, and cloud-based systems. The Systems Librarian will report to the Director of Information Technology and be a member of the Information Technology (IT) department. The Systems Librarian's primary role will be to focus on library and collections focused software and resources. In addition to this primary role the Systems Librarian will also help with general IT functions such as user account management, desktop setup and troubleshooting, and AV support.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage and maintain the Boston Athenæum's library software including the integrated library system, the digital asset manager, and the special collections management software, specifically Voyager, CONTENTdm, and Aeon. This will include writing and running queries, contacting software providers, updating to new versions, customizing web interfaces, and batch updating authority and bibliographic records.
  • Keep abreast of technological developments in the library space especially with respect to collections management and digital preservation.
  • Help maintain the collections management software used for paintings and sculpture.
  • Help administer the proxy server to provide offsite access to electronic resources formembers.
  • Maintain and perform updates to the main website as well as associated sites.
  • Write or update system scripts such as those in Python.
  • Help manage, configure, and customize cloud resources.
  • Provide documentation and training to staff as needed.
  • Help manage user accounts on various systems (Active Directory, GSuite, Voyager, etc.).
  • Provide desktop, laptop, and printer support (installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, and decommissioning).
  • Provide audiovisual support backup.
  • Work some weekday evenings/Saturdays as necessary (infrequent).
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
  • Voluntarily serve on the Boston Athenæum's Librarians Council, a forum for librarians from across the institution to meet and discuss librarianship.

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master of Library and Information Science degree from an ALA accredited library school.
  • Submit to and pass a background check, including criminal history, personal references, employment verifications and Registry of Motor Vehicles (if applicable).
  • Ability to lift and move equipment weighing up to 65 pounds, including monitors, computers, printers, and servers.
  • Ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others in a professional manner.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, confidentiality, and discretion.
  • Commitment to fostering a workplace culture of teamwork, diversity, and inclusion.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Experience with library and collections software.
  • Experience providing end user technical support.
  • Experience with web design and/or development.

 

TO APPLY:

Please send a cover letter and resume, including current availability, to hrsystems@bostonathenaeum.org.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England


Technical Librarian II, Raytheon, Woburn, MA

Job Description

Raytheon is searching for a Technical Librarian II or Sr. Technical Librarian for the Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) Research Library.

Raytheon has multiple business units, this position supports IDS. The IDS Research Library enables the technical and business competitiveness of Raytheon by supplying relevant, authoritative, and cost effective information resources and services to employees.

As a member of the IDS library team, this position manages the Woburn site library as a solo-librarian.  Five New England site libraries form the IDS Research Library. Although the Woburn site library is run by a single person, that person will work very closely with the IDS library team, currently consisting of six other librarians.  They will also have regular interactions with other Raytheon business unit libraries and librarians. 

This position will be based in the Missile Defense Center in Woburn, MA.

This position can be a G07 or a G08 based on the candidate's qualifications as they relate to the skills, experience and responsibilities required for the position.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing reference and research services to support the engineering, communications, and business development community.
  • Performing literature searches in technical, scientific, and business disciplines using various subscription databases, social media, and online search engines.
  • Running in-depth weekly alert services on specific subjects for individual teams.
  • Building up the reputation of the library with Woburn employees and increasing the use of the research services of the library.
  • Maintaining the physical collection, circulating materials, managing requests/holds, facilitating inter-library loan and document delivery.
  • Providing training to employees regarding the resources and services offered by the library.
  • Recording accurate library usage metrics.
  • Managing a high-school library intern one day per week.

 

The librarian will also be responsible for contributing to any of these team projects:

  • Managing the discovery service that promotes access and effective searching of the electronic resources licensed by the Raytheon IDS Research Library.
  • Managing the electronic resources, including troubleshooting access and authentication issues.
  • Providing administrative support for the integrated library system (ILS) that is shared among the enterprise-wide network of Raytheon libraries across business units.
  • Managing the collection development activities across the overall IDS Research Library, including the building, weeding, and analysis of physical and digital collections.
  • Cataloging new material by downloading OCLC records and when necessary, original cataloging.  Older OCLC records and original records are coded to Resource Description and Access (RDA) standards.
  • Marketing of the IDS Research Library to employees.

 

Requirements:

  • Experience of working as a librarian for at least 2 years.
  • Experience working on a reference desk or providing research services.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a team.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and work under deadlines in a multi-tasking environment.
  • Ability and willingness to travel between New England offices to help run library sites as needed.
  • Ability to climb, lift and carry objects up to 20 lbs.

 

Desired Skills:

  • Experience providing reference/research services in STEM subject areas.
  • Experience working in a corporate or special library setting.
  • Experience with technical report literature and military/industry standards/specifications.
  • Experience in administering discovery systems, electronic resources and integrated library systems.
  • Experience in cataloging MARC21 records in RDA.  Interest in cataloging developments such as BIBFRAME.
  • Experience with various IT tools and standards including: Excel, SharePoint, XML, SQL

 

Required Education (including Major):

  • Master's degree in Library Science, Information Science, Computer Science, or a related field.

·        

Relocation eligible.

 

For the full job description and to apply.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England


BitCuratorEdu Project Manager, The Educopia Institute, Medford, MA

The Educopia Institute (home of BitCurator Consortium, MetaArchive Cooperative, and Library Publishing Coalition) is currently seeking a new Project Manager for the BitCuratorEdu project, an IMLS-funded partnership with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - School of Information and Library Science (UNC SILS) on the development of open learning objects to support digital forensics curriculum.

 

Project Manager, BitCuratorEdu

The BitCuratorEdu Project Manager will provide project coordination and outreach and serves as a core research team member for the BitCuratorEdu project. This position will be responsible for assisting with the creation and dissemination of a range of web, social media, and digital products, including digital forensics open curriculum resources for use in graduate school environments.

 

Please see the complete job description for more details: https://educopia.org/project-manager-bitcuratoredu/

 

About Educopia:

The Educopia Institute empowers collaborative communities to create, share, and preserve knowledge. We believe in the power of connection and collaboration. In all of our work, we encourage knowledge sharing and network building-across institutions, communities, and sectors.

 

The Educopia Institute provides training, knowledge, and an administrative backbone to facilitate and cultivate community networks. Educopia's decentralized staff moderate, encourage, and elevate community member efforts, while distilling, disseminating, and aligning emerging practices and standards. The Institute's community program managers also facilitate applied research projects resulting in impacts on three levels: 1) within the communities, 2) across the broader network of Educopia's affiliated communities, and 3) across the library, archives, and museum sectors.

 

For more information about our organization, please visit http://www.educopia.org.

Professional Job Listings in New England


Imaging Specialist, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA

MIT Museum seeks a full-time imaging specialist for a 3-month term (with possible extension).  The imaging specialist would be the second member of a team that is responsible for creating exceptionally high-quality, high-fidelity digital surrogates for multiple applications.  

 

Qualifications:

Academic:

Bachelor's degree (a degree based in photographic technology studies or an apprenticeship in photo imaging) 

 

Technical:

Experience digitally reformatting archival and special collection materials or works of art. Sensitivity to and experience handling rare and fragile paper-based photographic materials. Experience with CaptureOne, Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom or other professional image editing applications and color calibration software. Demonstrated proficiency in the use of imaging hardware, particularly digital medium format and DSLR cameras.

 

General:

Should be familiar with working in a museum and/or archival environment. Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail. Ability to troubleshoot and solve problems related to camera and/or computer operations, to adjust when unanticipated need arises. Strong eye for color, value, composition, and visual accuracy. Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team, under deadlines in a production-oriented environment.

 

Physical:

Ability to stand and sit for extended periods. Manual dexterity. Ability to reach above the shoulder, bending/stooping.

 

How to Apply:

Send: cover letter that describes qualifications, experience operating digital imaging equipment and associated software, experience handling paper and photographic archival materials and experience working in an institutional repository; a resume; list of 3 references with contact information. Email full application to:  raro4641@mit.edu. Please no telephone calls or recruiters.  


Visit http://mitmuseum.mit.edu/about/careers for more details

Professional Job Listings in New England


Interim Librarian, Belmont Day School, Belmont, MA

We are seeking an interim librarian to be responsible for connecting students with excellent books, collaborating with faculty across all grade levels, and maintaining our library collection. This position reports to the Lower School Head and is a six-month leave assignment. This position can be full-time or 80% time (four days per week).

 

Responsibilities

  • Teach fixed classes in grades PreK through sixth grade as well as additional information literacy and academic technology instruction as needed

  • Support the seventh grade curriculum by attending team meetings and help plan and participate in programs

  • Support information needs of eighth graders conducting independent Capstone research for project work

  • Collaborate with faculty preK to eighth grade to design, implement, and support curricular units

  • Maintain the library collection in Follett Destiny

  • Instruct students and faculty in the use of information resources including subscription databases, Noodle Tools, the catalog, etc.

  • Select, procure, catalog, and process books that support the curriculum and student interests

  • Work collaboratively with a group of active parent volunteers

  • Actively manage the birthday book and summer reading programs as well as support other community learning events

  • Coordinate author visits

  • Participate fully in the demanding life of the school as well as assume other duties as outlined in the faculty handbook

  • Commit to fostering a diverse and inclusive library and classroom environment

  • Teach and exhibit our school's six core values of excellence, respect, honesty, responsibility, caring, and joy.

 

Competencies

  • Knowledge of children's literature and experience matching children and faculty with books

  • Strong teaching skills and ability to develop instructional materials

  • Experience and interest in working with technology

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Sense of humor, flexibility, energy, patience, creativity, and self-direction

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required: MLS or master's degree in library science and/or library certification preferred

  • School library experience preferred

  • Experience with Follett Destiny preferred

  • Technology competency with experience in Google Apps for Education suite preferred

 

Please send cover letter, resume, and references to careers@belmontday.org. Please put Interim Librarian in the subject line.


Belmont Day seeks candidates who will add to the diversity of our community. The school will always be maintained as a nonsectarian institution. The school is an equal opportunity employer. The school complies with all legal requirements in connection with admissions and access to programs, facilities and employment practices regardless of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, or disability.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | School Positions


Assistant Professor/Professor of Practice, Simmons University, Boston, MA

The School of Library and Information Science at Simmons University in Boston invites applications for a contract faculty position to begin July 1, 2020 (start date negotiable). As a mission-driven institution, we invite applications from library and information science professionals who share our passion and commitment to empowering people with information.

 

School of Library and Information Science at Simmons University combines theory with professional practice to enable students to succeed, thrive, and become leaders in the field. Simmons University is a small, highly collegial, and dynamic university located in the heart of Boston's world-renowned Longwood Medical Area.  We make use of the vibrant library, archives, cultural heritage and technology community in Boston to enhance our faculty and student experiences.

 

We seek an innovative educator with dedication to graduate teaching and mentoring, and a commitment to interdisciplinary collaboration inside and outside the University. The successful candidate will be expected to teach on a 12-month contract, advise students, contribute to curriculum development, and provide service to the university. We are especially interested in candidates whose areas of expertise include:

  • Theoretical and practical aspects of information organization and bibliographic cataloging;

  • Semantic Web standards (linked data, RDF, RDFS, OWL, SKOS, ontology development, microdata);

  • Archives of visual resources and records management.

 

As a University committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion, we seek candidates with a demonstrated ability to work with students across a broad range of social and personal identities and perspectives. We particularly encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups.

We are open to individuals interested in, and qualified for, either of the following positions. Please note that we are filling only one position at this time:

 

  • Non-Tenure Track (NTT) Assistant Professor - Candidates will have a Ph.D. in library and information science or a related field by the time the appointment begins. Assistant Professor NTT appointments do not carry research expectations, but an interest in engaging in pedagogical research is a plus. Assistant Professors NTT carry a teaching load of seven courses a year (or the equivalent). Candidates will have strong teaching experience, with demonstrated excellence and innovation in teaching.

 

  • Professor of Practice - Candidates will have an M.S. or M.A. in library and information science or a related field, and substantial professional experience (five years or more). Appointments may be made at the Assistant, Associate, or full Professor of Practice rank, depending on experience. Professors of Practice carry a teaching load of seven courses a year (or the equivalent), and must maintain currency in the field through consulting or active engagement with the professional community. Candidates will have demonstrated teaching experience or strong potential to excel at teaching.

 

Application Instructions

To apply, please submit a cover letter (including the title of the position for which you are applying), a CV, and a teaching statement at https://tinyurl.com/SimmonsSLIS-position

Additional supporting materials to document excellence in teaching, such as course evaluations and syllabi of courses taught, are optional and welcomed.

 

Application review will begin on December 1, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled. Three letters of recommendation will be requested of selected applicants following an initial review of applications. If you have questions about the position, please email Dr. Kyong Eun Oh at kyongeun.oh@simmons.edu.

 

Background Information

The School of Library and Information Science (SLIS) houses the ALA accredited, graduate M.S. program in Library and Information Science. SLIS is part of the College of Organizational, Computational, and Information Sciences (COCIS), which also includes the Division of Mathematics and Computer Science and the School of Business. COCIS nurtures a supportive and collaborative environment by embracing the principles of diversity and identity inclusion, developing the next generation of critical thinkers, problem solvers, and principled leaders who can solve the global challenges of the 21st century.

 

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England


Team Lead - Cataloging, EBSCO Industries, Inc., Contocook, NH

Location: Contoocook, NH, US, 03229

Company: EBSCO Industries Inc

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases -- all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users.

Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation's largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

 

Position Summary

Responsible for coordinating and prioritizing the day-to-day work of the Cataloging Unit to support the stated goals of the department director and unit manager. The Team Leader plans and schedules the training of new hires. They communicate all issues and concerns related to unit operations to the unit manager or department director. In addition, the primary responsibilities of the position include all those of a Cataloging Bibliographer such as performing subject analysis and classification on both approval and firm ordered physical and electronic titles, building MARC records up to full-level and applying all appropriate RDA rules in support of products supplied by Library Technical Services to accompany purchased content.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and monitors the day-to-day activities and workload of the catalogers within the unit and establishes schedules and daily priorities of the team (in consultation with the manager) to best meet the current business priorities.

  • Acts as the primary day to day contact person for common inquiries from unit, and related units (such as Customer Service).

  • Acts as liaison in communications with other units to resolve workflow issues. Serves as a proxy for the unit manager in meetings as needed.

  • Works with the manager to develop and promulgate best practices for meeting production goals while lowering operating costs and maintaining quality.

  • Coordinates training efforts and related assessment to ensure quality of our products.  Assists in planning for upcoming changes and training.

  • Provides guidance and mentorship to staff within the unit as questions arise.   Reports issues to Management quickly and as appropriate. 

 

Role-Based Competencies

  • Exhibit focused attention to detail for prolonged periods.
  • Possess a working knowledge of MARC editing tools such as MarcEdit or Connexion
  • Comfort with multi-tasking and shifting priorities throughout the work day.
  • Work efficiently and keep work organized.
  • Proficient with end-user computer technologies.
  • Demonstrates the ability to learn new skills quickly.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with team members to accomplish individual, team and company goals.
  • Flexible with rapidly shifting priorities.
  • Positive attitude.

 

Qualifications

Required (Measurable)

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science required or 2 years of Cataloging experience in a library or library service provider setting.
  • 1+ year experience with MS Word and/or Excel.

 

Preferred Qualifications (Measurable)

Knowledge

  • Experience in library technical services or knowledge of library operations preferred.
  • Experience using LC Classification Web, OCLC Connexion, Cataloger's Desktop and/or OCLC WebDewey.
  • Experience assigning Library of Congress and/or Dewey classification numbers.
  • Experience searching authority files.
  • Experience using the Library of Congress Subject Cataloging Manual and performing subject analysis.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying current cataloging guidelines (RDA).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying current MARC 21 Bibliographic standards to monographs cataloging.
  • Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings.
  • Broad knowledge of all the functions of the Cataloging Unit and of the LTS Department.
  • Knowledge of and compliance with LTS quality assurance standards.

Abilties

  • Ability to work in a production environment.
  • Ability to use sound judgment, analyze disparate information, evaluate complex and ambiguous situations and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to multitask and demonstrate flexibility in dealing with changing priorities.
  • Ability to perform with frequent interruptions, distractions and fluctuating workloads.
  • Ability to participate effectively on teams, commit to meeting agreed-upon goals and objectives, and support team decisions.
  • Formulates new and imaginative solutions that reflect careful consideration of company and department needs and goals.
  • Recognize and act upon opportunities to improve services and operations.
  • Transfers learning from one situation to solve a problem in another.
  • Ability to be open and inclusive so that all relevant parties are kept informed of issues and changes.

Skills

  • Basic computer competencies, including Microsoft productivity applications and Web browsers.
  • Exemplary communication skills, both written and oral, to effectively communicate issues, concerns and ideas internally and externally, to individuals and in group settings.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships among all departments, with both professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Highly developed organizational skills to keep information accessible and work systematically and efficiently.

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. 

 

EBSCO Industries, Inc.is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England


Assistant Professor of Legal Career Services, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, MA

The mission of the Law School Career Services Office is to help students and graduates make informed decisions about career paths and develop individual strategies to obtain career goals. Under the direction of the Director of Legal Career Services, the Assistant Director will assist law school students and graduates in all aspects of the legal career planning and job search process by providing guidance, information and placement assistance.

The Assistant Director will also work with the Director on career-related programming as well as on employer relations efforts focused on job development for current law school students and graduates. The incumbent will counsel law school students and graduates about their career paths and goals, review and edit law school students' and graduates' resumes, cover letters, and other application materials to best highlight their relevant professional skills, conduct interview preparation for law school students and graduates to hone their interviewing skills, work with law school students and graduates to develop and enhance their professional networking skills, and assist the Director with other related duties and special projects as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

  • Juris Doctor

Experience

  • Previous (minimum of one to three years') experience practicing law as an attorney, and previous (minimum of one to three years') experience in one or more of the following areas; law school career services, professional career counseling involving careers in law, legal recruiting, advising, teaching, supervising, and/or mentoring law students or new attorneys, equivalent related experience with careers, the job market and/or career counseling.

  • Other: Evening and weekend hours required. Some travel. Computer literate and familiarity with career-related technology and software.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with self-assessment tools.

  • Proficiency using social media avenues and social networking tools.

  • Experience as an attorney in both private practice and public interest.

  • Public interest experience especially with fellowships and/or judicial clerkships.

  • Knowledge of career options, hiring needs, recruiting practices, job market, employment trends, and professional development issues within the legal profession.

  • Involvement in professional legal organizations.

 

For the complete position description and to apply, please go to https://www.umassd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/.

 

Instructions for Applicants:

  • To apply, please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

  • The review of applications will begin October 31, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

  • Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

  • The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

  • The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth values excellence, diversity, transparency, student-centeredness, accountability, innovation, engagement, collaboration, collegiality and safety.



The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other non-merit based factors.

Academic Positions | Law Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England


Library Director, Chesterfield Public Library, Chesterfield, NH

This position provides an excellent opportunity for someone with the right academic focus, technological insight and futuristic vision who wants to make a mark for the citizens of our idyllic New England Town. 

 

The Town of Chesterfield Library supports the surrounding area of Chesterfield, West Chesterfield and the village of Spofford with its crystal clear 739-acre lake ideal for swimming, paddle boarding, kayaking, bald eagle watching, tubing and skiing. If you love nature at its best, we invite you to come join us and help us grow. Chesterfield is easily accessible off I-91 and centrally located between Albany NY, Boston MA, Burlington VT and Hartford CT. Our local hospital is within the prestigious Dartmouth-Hitchcock Network providing excellent medical care. 

 

The Town of Chesterfield recently entered into partnership with a major utility to build a high-speed fiberoptic network directly to all homes and businesses in our community. The Library provides highspeed Wi-Fi access to its visitors and on-line services to its patrons. It is important that our Library Director possess the skills and experience necessary to embrace those capabilities by executing best industry practices and seamless day to day use of an Integrated Library System such as Apollo or Atriuum. Creative Facebook Postings and chronology of events is a must. 

 

"Community" is an integral part of our library. Our Library Director must have the vision to take the physical aspects of our library to the next level by creating flexible, inter-generational spaces that can dynamically accommodate multiple generations and different uses. Consideration of public needs within the confines of public spaces is also key, e.g., quiet and increased privacy for research and computer use in one area while maintaining chatty, community interaction areas in another. The employment of Mobile Shelving can be used as a tool to support these goals and public events.

 

Our Library Director will report to the Chesterfield Library Trustees forming a partnership through management of the Operating Budget and Execution of Library Policies & Procedures. The Director will maintain oversight of the Library Staff in day to day operations and be asked to apply for Grants that would benefit our Library and Community. 

 

The Library Trustees emphasis is on a candidate with formal academic credentials from an institute offering an American Library Association Accredited Master's Program in Library and Information Studies in addition to practical experience in a Library Setting.

 

Although listed as a Fulltime Position, it entails 35 hours per week. Typical Benefits include: Vacation, Holidays and Sick Time, Health and Retirement Benefits issued through the Town of Chesterfield. The annual salary range for this full-time position is commensurate to a candidate's academic credentials and experience ($30,000 - $38,000). 

 

Employment is subject to a background check and fingerprinting.

 

To apply, please submit a current resume under cover with (3) references to: Trustees@chesterfieldlibrary.org Or mail to Chesterfield Public Library, 524 Rte 63, Chesterfield, NH 03443 Att. Library trustees 

NOTE: If this Position is posted we are actively seeking candidates for this position, Thank You

https://www.chesterfieldlibrary.org/

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Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Part-Time Reference and Instruction Librarian, Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA

Job Description:

The Part-Time Reference and Instruction Librarian provides reference services and instruction to students, faculty and staff at both the downtown healthcare library as well as the Alden Library on the West Boylston campus.

 

Supervision Received:

Reports to the Dean for Library and Academic Support Services or designee

 

Supervision Exercised:

None

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Staffs the reference desk and answers questions in person or via phone, email or chat.

2. Leads library instruction sessions.

3. Prepares course-specific materials to support students' research needs.

4. Keeps reference and instruction statistics as needed.

5. Assists users in use of equipment and facilities.

6. Assists full-time librarians on special projects in support of the services of the library.

7. Actively support the teaching and learning process; practicing honesty and integrity in and out of the classroom; strive to create and support a student-centered environment while fostering academic innovation and excellence.

8. Work actively with other areas of the college to ensure a spirit of college-wide collaboration, collegiality, civility, and teamwork. Respect the function of dissent in an academic institution while advancing a collegial atmosphere of campus collaboration.

9. Embrace the ideals of diversity and inclusiveness and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, and sexual orientation.

10. Provide flexible, responsive and high quality service to all, be they students, community, or staff, and continuously assess processes and procedures and revise accordingly.

11. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications

1. Master's in Library Science from an American Library Association Accredited Library/Information Science program.

2. Experience in teaching library orientation and information literacy sessions to individuals and groups.

3. Experience providing reference service using print and electronic resources.

4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

5. Excellent Customer Service skills

 

Preferred Qualifications

1. Experience working in a Community College library

2. Experience providing reference and instruction support to allied health or medical programs of study

3. Experience creating Libguides or other multimedia reference resources.

4. Experience with chat reference and social media in library work.

5. Experience providing reference and instruction for distance education.

 

Salary:

MCCC Professional rate of $28.29 per hour. No benefits apply.

 

Hours:

Approximately 11-15 hours per week (exact hours to be negotiated) at the downtown healthcare library and West Boylston Street campus libraries as needed.

 

Application Instructions:

Visit our Web Site at www.QCC.edu/human-resources  for additional information about our college. All applicants MUST APPLY ONLINE by October 27, 2019.  Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI/SORI) request.  Bilingual persons are encouraged to apply. Quinsigamond Community College is an equal opportunity affirmative action college supporting diversity.

 

About Quinsigamond Community College:

QCC was established in 1963 to provide access to higher education to residents of Central Massachusetts. Since the early 60s, enrollment has grown from 300 to over 13,000 full and part-time day and evening students served. QCC offers over 70 associate degree and certificate career options in Business, Health Care, Technology, Liberal Arts, and Human Services. Additionally, over 137 credit and 300 noncredit courses are offered online, as well as a wide variety of classroom non-credit courses, workshops, and seminars. Classes are provided on the main campus, in downtown Worcester (Healthcare, Workforce Development, Continuing Education), at the Worcester Senior Center (Hospitality & Recreation Management), at Burncoat High School (Automotive Technology), and in the city of Southbridge.

 

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Youth Services Librarian, Manchester Community Library, Manchester, VT

The Manchester Community Library (MCL) is seeking a curious, imaginative, creative, and mission-driven individual who believes in the power of libraries in transforming both communities and individuals. The right person will embrace our diverse community and will possess the interpersonal, organizational, and critical thinking skills along with the knowledge necessary to serve as the authority on youth and young adult services and programming.

The incumbent leads collection management and the planning, coordination, presentation of programs, services, enrichment opportunities, and special-interest groups geared for children and teens. The Youth Services Librarian is also responsible for communicating about youth and young adult services and programming. This full-time benefitted position requires balancing multiple responsibilities in a fast-paced and forward-thinking environment with an emphasis on providing exemplary patron experience.

 

About Us

Since the opening of our new building in 2014, the MCL has established itself as a hub of community life. Open to all, the Library is a place that not only connects patrons with books and ideas but with one another. Libraries such as ours are unique. Individuals of all ages walk through our doors, attending movie nights, practicing yoga, learning mah jongg, and finding companionship. At the MCL we are committed to creating a space where people from across all walks of life can come together and access freely our shared culture and heritage. Our Mission: The Manchester Community Library is open to all as an inspiring gathering place for the community, providing opportunities and resources for personal enrichment and growth.

 

On Vermont 

Southern Vermont is an extraordinary place to call home. Surrounded by mountains and natural beauty, the air is pristine, communities safe, and the quality of life outstanding. Farmers markets abound in the summers and winters offer a diverse array of nordic activities. We have strong schools and easy access via Amtrak and Albany International Airport. A rich number of art and cultural organizations are within easy reach along with a deep and abiding sense of community that is rare to find. For the right individual, this is a dream job in a dream library with a committed Board, Executive Director, and staff.

 

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Bachelor's Degree required; MLIS plus two years of progressively responsible library administration experience preferred. Experience in a supervisory capacity in youth and young adult programming and services preferred. 

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; in-depth knowledge of library automation systems. Technologically savvy; data and outcomes driven. Basic graphic design experience preferred. 

  • A broad knowledge of the current youth landscape and children's and young adult literature. 

  • A passion for working closely with children, teens, and their caregivers with imagination, confidence, and enthusiasm. 

  • Warm, engaged, collaborative, flexible, and enthusiastic disposition; open-minded and receptive to feedback. 

  • Successful in cultivating positive, collaborative working relationships with supervisors, subordinates, co-workers, Board members, patrons, and volunteers as part of a coordinated team. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to speak compellingly about the Library's mission. 

  • Resourceful and self-directed; pro-active and adept at anticipating organizational needs. 

  • Capacity to multi-task and prioritize competing demands while remaining calm, positive, and detail-oriented. 

  • Experience participating in the direction, supervision, and performance management of support staff or volunteers. 

  • Rigorous standards for personal and professional integrity. 

Able to work occasional evening and weekend hours. Valid driver's license and transportation required.

 

Responsibilities

Programming & Services 

  • 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 programs, events, and special-interest groups that meet the needs and interests of children of all ages (e.g, Story Time, Summer Reading Program, Super Saturdays, Family Fun Friday Nights, Makers Clubs, Story Walks, Lego League, and STEAM-related workshops).

  • Provide library membership opportunities, orientation, and reference and reader's advisory service to children, young adults, daycare, and school classrooms.

  • Collaborate with youth and young adults in planning and implementing services.

  • Seek out, write and administer small grant applications; complete follow-up reports.

  • Supervise paid and volunteer assistants with programming and activities.

 

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, patron preferences, and review sources to ensure our collection is diverse, current, relevant and meets the community's needs.

 

Community Outreach, Public Relations and Communications

  • Provide outreach programs and opportunities for youth and young adult services.

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships, and communicate with schools, teachers, daycares, businesses, organizations, and community stakeholders to engage them in 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 that 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 (e.g., 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 accurate and timely youth and young adult programming statistics and reports as needed.

  • Participate in preparing the annual budget as it relates to youth and young adult services and needs.

  • Attend staff meetings prepared to participate in problem solving discussions.

  • Serve on, or advise, Board committees as deemed necessary by the Board of Trustees and Executive Director.

  • Participate in the Vermont Library Association.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Frequent need to see, walk, sit, stand, talk, and hear.

  • Occasional need to bend, stoop, kneel, and crouch.

  • Ability to read, write and communicate fluently in English.

  • Dexterity to perform data entry on a computer, laptop, iPad, or other electronic device.

  • Visual acuity sufficient to read print in 8-point font.

  • Physical dexterity to reach shelves of various heights, push full carts. Ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

 

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

 

Application Instructions

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

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Learning Commons Librarian, Becker College, Worcester, MA

The Becker College Learning Commons is currently seeking a forward-thinking self-starter to fill the opening for Learning Commons Librarian.  This position works with faculty, students and administration to provide and maintain library services at two college campuses. The ideal applicant will be an innovative, dynamic, skilled librarian capable of managing online, written and face-to-face library services, in conjunction with teaching library principles that incorporate the vision and mission of the College. 

In addition, the Learning Commons Librarian will conduct and coordinate all instructions determined by Information Literacy initiatives and support library liaisons that integrate into student-learning assessments. This position will work collaboratively with library staff and other departments within the Learning Commons (i.e., Teaching, Learning, and Technology, the Collaborative Learning Center and Information Technology) to ensure optimization of the Libraries' resources. 

The Learning Commons Librarian provides leadership for faculty and administration to ensure that instructional programs, resources and services promote the welfare and best interests of students in a manner consistent with our Core values.

 

Qualifications

  • Master of Library Science or Master of Library and Information Science degree from an accredited program

  • Minimum of 3 years' work experience teaching at an academic library

  • Ability to  design a variety of database and online instructional materials, using current tools and considering trends in information literacy instruction under Becker's CORE Curriculum

  • Schedule and facilitate course-integrated instruction sessions

  • Assess instructional programs, including collecting session attendance data and feedback regarding library instructor effectiveness, student satisfaction and faculty satisfaction; and incorporate assessment data to improve instruction overall in connection with the Information Literacy Framework

  • Identify and implement new technologies to improve library services; have knowledge of and experience with instructional technology, video tutorials and LibGuides

  • Manage multiple tasks in a rapidly changing environment

  • Represent the Learning Commons and the College professionally in person and online

  • Provide circulation/reference coverage when needed

 

This is a full-time, 12-month position committed to customer service, diversity, emerging technologies, empathy and social responsibility.  In addition, the successful candidate must be well organized; be able to interact on a professional level with diverse constituencies; possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written; and be able to work independently, exhibiting good judgment, and as part of a team. 

 

To Apply

Send cover letter, resume, and three professional references to kathleen.garvey@becker.edu.

 

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Associate Archivist, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA

Job Code: 49864BR


Baker Library Special Collections at Harvard Business School seeks a creative, service-oriented and problem- solving archivist to join the expanding HBS Archives team in a newly created role. The Associate HBS Archivist plays a vital role ensuring School records are collected, preserved, and made available to the HBS community; and provides in-depth research to support school-wide initiatives such as anniversaries and celebrations as well as faculty led research projects.

Working closely with the HBS Archivist, this role will coordinate the ongoing activities of the HBS Archives Program including, but not limited to, the in-take of records in all formats, training and supporting administrative units in better managing their own records, and appraising records per Harvard University records retention schedules. 

This role will lead special archives and records management projects and supervise other staff to meet project needs, including full-time, project, and/or temporary staff and interns. 

 

Responsibilities will also include:

  • Provide in-depth research services for the HBS Archives, with a focus on HBS faculty and HBS administrative staff as well as visiting scholars.
  • Review and appraise School records to ensure the timely transfer of material of permanent historical value to the institution, including both print and electronic records
  • Advise School administrative departments in the application of the Harvard University General 
  • Record schedule (GRS) to manage records.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to School administrative departments in developing, implementing and improving record keeping systems including procedures for managing electronic records.
  • Prepare reports, guidelines, and training manuals as needed. Conduct training as appropriate throughout the HBS community.
  • Promote the services and collections of the HBS Archives through web products, presentations, and various communication channels. 
  • Contributes to outreach products, which promote greater understanding and use of the HBS Archives.
  • Serves as a member of the Special Collections reference team by providing service to the wider research community through the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room.
  • Determine priorities and setting roadmaps.

 

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum 6 years of professional archives and records management work experience
  • Master's degree from a library and information science program, with an emphasis in archives or related field is required.

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Capable of consistent use of discretion, judgment, and initiative.
  • Extremely high standards for quality of work, attention to detail, strong organization skills, and absolute commitment to task completion.
  • Experience providing in-depth research services.
  • Experience designing and managing projects successfully through meeting stated goals.
  • Able to balance multiple tasks and shifting priorities under tight deadlines at an accelerated pace when necessary.
  • Familiarity and comfort navigating a complex organization, such as Harvard Business School.
  • Experience working with born-digital records.
  • Experience contributing to an organization's strategic outcomes.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, verbal and written.

 

Additional Information

Impact:

The Associate HBS Archivist will be a key contributor to the HBS community. This role will educate administrative units on how to manage school records ensuring they are preserved for the future. By providing in-depth research and with a deep knowledge of the collections, the Associate HBS Archivist will also contribute to generating new scholarship.

 

Working Relationships:

HBS Archivist

HBS Administration staff

HBS faculty and support staff

 

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link

 

EEO Statement

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

 

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Director, West Tisbury Public Library, West Tisbury, MA

Responsible for the management and direction of a library serving approximately 3,000 permanent residents and a wider community of permanent and seasonal Martha's Vineyard residents.

 

Qualifications:

  • Master of Science in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or Massachusetts BLT Certification, and five years of relevant library experience, including administrative and supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of experience and education required.

  • Broad knowledge of advanced professional library science, personnel administration and technology management, and the operation of state-of-the-art library equipment necessary.

  • Excellent public speaking, public relations, and strong financial management skills needed.

  • A strong commitment to public service required.

 

Salary: Grade 7, FY20 range: $69,071.04 - $97,175.52 annually plus benefits. 

 

About the West Tisbury Public Library:

The library is one of the most dynamic libraries in the state, as reflected in its 80,000 annual visits, over 300 programs, circulation, and continual collection growth. Annual Budget of $754,000. Six full-time and ten part-time staff. 

 

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Town of West Tisbury employment form ( Form https://www.westtisbury-ma.gov/sites/westtisburyma/files/uploads/employmentapplication012011fin.pdf) to Search Committee, westtissearch@gmail.com.

Closing Date: December 10, 2019.

 

West Tisbury is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

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Reference Librarian, Hopkinton Public Library, Hopkinton, MA

The Town of Hopkinton is seeking an energetic and enthusiastic Reference Librarian with a love of public service for its recently newly renovated and grand Public Library.

 

Schedule: 14 hours per week

Monday 5 - 9, Tuesday 9 - 3, Sunday 11:30 - 4

 

All part-time staff work approximately one Saturday every 3 - 4 weeks, from 9 - 4, in addition to their regular weekly hours. Part-time staff may also be asked to cover available shifts that substitutes are unable to take.

 

Under the direction of the Library Director, or designee, this position provides reference and reader's advisory services to the general public; instructs and assists patrons in the use of library resources and technology; and assists as needed with adult services departmental work, such as collection development (selection and weeding), program planning, outreach, creating displays, etc. 

 

Education, Training and Experience

  • Equivalent to Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited program or students close to completion of MLS (within 1 year) and public library or reference desk experience.

  • More than 1 years public library or reference desk experience preferred.

  • Excellent customer service skills and ability to communicate and work effectively with other staff and library patrons of all ages.

  • Comfortable helping library users with the Internet, electronic library resources, computers, and other technology.

 

Hourly Pay: $21.81 - $26.25 per hour, depending on qualifications.

 

Internal/External Applicants: To be considered for these positions, please submit the required Application for Employment (attached) to h...@hopkintonma.gov no later than 4:00 pm, November 7, 2019. You may also include a cover letter and resume, however the Application for Employment is required. While the preferred method of application is through e-mail or online, applications will also be accepted via walk-in at: Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street or by mail at Town of Hopkinton, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity.  



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Librarian, Museum of Science, Boston, MA

Summary Statement:

The Librarian will maintain the library collection and coordinate library services in keeping with the Educator Resource Center's commitment to support K-12 STEM literacy and assist educators who are working to improve their educational practice through library resources.  They will supervise interns and volunteers and manage the library endowment budget. The Librarian will also assist Teacher Educators in selecting books for use during programs in order to leverage the library collection in service of teacher learning.

 

Responsibilities:

  • 16,000 books, 1000 DVDs and 25 periodical titles in the library's collection

  • 150+ books purchased and processed annually

  • 1-5 volunteers, 1 2 interns/semester

  • 2000 teachers served annually by Educator Resource Center programs and services

  • Saturdays required September May

  • 16-24 hours weekly

 

Work Schedule:

This position is temporary, part-time, 20 hours/week, with the following schedule:

  • Saturday, 8:00am-4:30pm

  • two 6-hour shifts or three 4-hour shifts between Tuesday and Friday, during the hours of 8am-5pm

The role will be funded until October 30, 2020.

 

Reports To:

Manager, Teacher Professional Development

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science or Arts degree

  • 2 or more years of library and information science experience

  • Experience developing and maintaining a library collection by acquiring and processing books

  • Experience in customer service

 

Starting Salary:

Non-Exempt (Hourly).

 

Benefits:

Benefits for non-exempt (hourly) staff include: free parking, T accessibility, up to a total of 48 hours of paid vacation time, accrued, paid sick time, 16 hours of paid, holiday time, medical and vision insurance, retirement and savings plan, health care/dependent care flex spending plan, employee discounts, employee referral program, direct deposit, free admission, free Duck Tours, discounted movie passes, and much more!

 

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link

 

The Museum of Science is fully committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and to attracting, retaining, developing and promoting the most qualified employees without regard to their race, gender, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, citizenship status, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. We are dedicated to providing a work environment free from discrimination and harassment, and where employees are treated with respect and dignity.

 

No phone inquiries, please. Qualified applicants will be contacted within two to four weeks of initial application.

 

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Commons Technology Specialist, Providence College, Providence, RI

Overview:

Provides primary technology support, advanced user and systems support, and digital information content services to the Library + Commons, as well as to College faculty, students, and staff. Serve as primary library liaison to IT and collaborate on all technology initiatives and coordinate the technology workflows in the library, including technical oversight of special projects and programs.

 

The hours for this position are 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

 

Essential Duties:              

1. Provide ongoing technology and technical support of library systems, and hardware/software critical to the services and operations of the Library+Commons and maintain knowledge of existing and emerging hardware, software, and communications technologies across a variety of platforms. Coordinate reporting and resolution of day-to-day technology problems to IT; develop and deliver technical training through a variety of channels, develop and maintain training content and support documentation in a variety of formats, and contribute to training planning efforts in the Library+Commons and to the campus community. Maintain and assist in developing tools and applications to support, promote, access, and analyze library collections and operations. Assist with the integration of new technology solutions to ensure access to library collections and the integration of new technology solutions into existing library system; provide tactical and operational support of library systems that support key functions and services; incorporate new and constantly changing technologies into department workflows and serve on technology team within the Library+Commons. May serve as lead to other staff on the technology team.

 

2. Actively participate in ongoing public services functional workflows within the department. Regularly assist library patrons in their needs concerning hardware, software, research, printing, processing, formatting, product creation, Web/e-mail communications, digitation, etc. especially from the public service desks. Provide advanced to expert-level problem solving help and advanced problem referrals to Research & Education and other specialized staff. Demonstrate facility to assists users with technology needs of varying complexities.

 

3. Provide general research, education, and related user technology, and technical support in the Library+Commons and in collaboration with other campus service partners as assigned. Participate in cross-functional Library+Commons initiatives, and contribute to quantitative and qualitative assessment of services through data-gathering and analysis.

 

Marginal Duties:              

1. Perform all other duties as may be required.

 

Education and Experience Required       

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and experience in a library or education environment with a focus on technology.
  • Minimum of two years' experience in design, development, and management of library technology projects and/or educational technology projects (e.g. websites, data management and visualization, library systems management).
  • Public service orientation, excellent written/oral communications skills, and effective interpersonal skills.
  • Experience and desire to develop expertise, and an ongoing interest in emerging technologies as they relate to library and academic environments.
  • Demonstrated experience as a collaborator and positive team member.
  • Experience with a variety of web, audio, and visual technologies, learning managements systems, and an understanding of information seeking behaviors in an academic setting.
  • Knowledge of, or ability to learn and employ a variety of data driven programming and/or web-based application development languages including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, XML, MySQL, and other web interface technologies.
  • Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively within the department and beyond.

 

Physical Demands           

  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
  • Communication skills using the spoken word
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Ability to move about
  • Ability to lift at least 50 lbs.
  • Ability to use both hands adeptly to manipulate various tools, e.g., keyboards, various controllers (mouse, balls, focusing devices, etc.)
  • Ability to visually or aurally determine fine-tolerance focus of images.

 

Employee Status: Full Time

Union Status: Non-Union

Shift:  9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday

 

Posting Detail Information

Requisition Number: AS361P

https://careers.providence.edu/postings/4394

 

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Executive Director, Library Connection, Inc., Windsor, CT

Library Connection Inc. (LCI) is seeking an experienced and innovative Executive Director to provide leadership and support for administration of an automated library system (Innovative Interfaces) and transit service serving a 30 member (29 public, 1 academic) consortium headquartered in Windsor, CT.

The successful candidate will exhibit dynamic communication, consensus building, advocacy and problem-solving skills and a commitment to responding to rapidly changing library service needs in the face of challenging fiscal realities. With a dedicated, skilled staff of seven and a $1.2 million annual operating budget, the Executive Director will provide the vision and guidance necessary for LCI to excel in areas such as strategic planning, marketing, content creation and technologies.

 

Located midpoint between Boston and New York City, the area served by LCI is rich in work and educational opportunities, housing, historical points of interest, and cultural and recreation activities. See ctvisit.com and visitconnecticut.com/hartford_central/things-to-do-and-see/.

 

 Responsibilities: The Executive Director reports to the LCI Board of Directors and is responsible for all administrative aspects of LCI's member services, staff, and daily operations. Key areas of responsibility are: staff administration; all fiduciary responsibilities related to a non-profit organization; and services and operations related to member libraries, vendors, staff and other key stakeholders. For a complete description, please see the LCI Executive Director Position Description.

  

Qualifications: The skills and knowledge required include a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program and a minimum of 8-10 years of progressively responsible library experience, including at least 5 years in a managerial position, and a proactive leadership style. A second Master's degree in Business Administration or Public Administration is desirable.

The successful candidate will have a demonstrable record of achievement, strong project and time management skills, experience in budgeting, marketing and strategic planning, customer service oriented work habits, and substantial diplomatic and consensus building skills. Experience with Innovative Interfaces software products and consortia, along with evidence of engagement in the broader library community, is preferred.

 

Compensation: The starting salary range is $100,000-$120,000 with an attractive benefits package.

 

Applications received by November 1, 2019 will receive first consideration. To find out more about Library Connection, please visit libraryconnection.info. To see the complete job posting, job description and to apply, please use the online application portal. https://app.eddy.com/careers/libraryconnection/12f419c8-effe-47a3-9b78-49c60926f2ef

 

Library Connection, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA

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Family Literacy, Adult Literacy and ESOL Coordinator, Dedham Public Library, Dedham, MA

The Dedham Public Library is a rapidly evolving and highly adaptable public service organization, deeply committed to delivering phenomenal customer service. We are seeking a dynamic, self-motivated, innovative, and friendly person to join our team.

 

The Family Literacy, Adult Literacy, and ESOL Coordinator reports directly to the Library Director and UX and Access Manager, and Circulation and Collections Manager. 

This position is responsible for:

  • Supporting family literacy, adult literacy, conversational English tutoring, and the library's ESOL programs

  • Community outreach and services

 

The Family Literacy, Adult Literacy, and ESOL Coordinator will work closely with all members of the Library team to develop programming and serve the public.

 

Schedule: Part-time position (16 hours per week) which includes evenings and weekends.

 

Background Desired:

  • Extensive demonstrated work experience with ESOL learners

  • Teaching experience

  • Bilingual/Bicultural

  • Familiarity with public schools

  • Experience working with a diverse user community inclusive of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds

  • Kind, flexible, convivial, innovative

  • Ability to thrive in an ever-changing, fast-paced, collaborative environment

Bonus points for:

  • Strong Microsoft Office and social media skills

 

How to Apply:

Please send your application, cover letter and resume to recruiting@dedham-ma.gov with the subject line, "Family Literacy, Adult Literacy and ESOL Coordinator." Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 18, 2019.

Download the application here.

 

The Town of Dedham is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V and does not discriminate based on race, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual preference or any other legally protected status.

 

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User Experience (UX) and Access Manager, Dedham Public Library, Dedham, MA

The Dedham Public Library is seeking a brilliant, self-motivated, articulate, and collaborative professional to step up and manage Dedham Library's UX as well as develop its service infrastructure with the goal of maximizing community utilization and engagement. This management position is a unique opportunity to apply a wide range of skills and expertise to a rapidly evolving and highly adaptable public service organization.

 

The UX and Access Manager will coordinate the library's user experience efforts, for both physical and online library environments as well as be responsible for developing and implementing physical and digital space designs, technology projects, and programs designed to improve the overall user experience of the Library. Their focus will be on streamlining the customer/user experience so people may spend more time engaging with and utilizing our facilities than figuring out how they work.

 

Reporting directly to the Library Director, the UX and Access Manager will take an active role in identifying areas for improvements in customer engagement and community utilization. They will take a leadership role researching, developing and implementing qualitative solutions across physical and digital spaces within and outside both facilities and across all service/department areas. The UX and Access Manager will have general oversight of the library processes as they impact the library's ability to deliver a phenomenal user experience to the community they serve, participate in strategic planning, and assist with grant writing and donor relationships. This individual will also engage in offering a wide array of programming, workshops, and classes to the community and staff including but not limited to technology, Maker activities and other emerging areas of need.

 

Performs all other library work and participates in special library projects as required or necessary.  Schedule includes night and weekend shifts.

 

Required Skills and Knowledge Include:

  • Experience working in a networked leadership development environment

  • Relentless energy and enthusiasm for learning, innovation, and the implementation of new ideas and practices within a public service organization to maximize community engagement and utilization

  • 5+ years of substantial management, supervisory, and budget experience in increasingly responsible positions   

  • Systems administrator experience, as well as demonstrated ability to provide high level technology support, training, troubleshooting to community and colleagues

  • Kindness, patience, and flexibility 

  • Experience working with a diverse user community inclusive of all ages, ability and backgrounds.

  • MLS degree required

 

How to Apply:

Please send your application, cover letter and resume to recruiting@dedham-ma.gov with the subject line, "UX and Access Manager." Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 18, 2019.

Download the application here.

 

The Town of Dedham is an equal opportunity employer. M/F/D/V and does not discriminate based on race, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual preference or any other legally protected status.

 

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Library Director, Kimball Library, Atkinson, NH

The Kimball Library Board of Trustees in Atkinson, NH seeks an enthusiastic and energetic community-minded leader to serve as its new Library Director. The Kimball Library is an active library with over 750 adult and children's programs offered annually. The library is the center of learning, creativity, collaboration, and social meeting space for the Atkinson community, with strong support from its residents. 

 

Job Summary 

The Director of the Kimball Library is a professional position under the direct supervision of the Board of Trustees. The Director performs managerial duties related to planning, organizing, staffing, budgeting, reporting and building maintenance for all library services. 

 

Required Qualifications

  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS or MLS) from an institution accredited by the ALA. 
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible library experience, and at least three (3) years of supervisory experience, preferably in a public library setting.
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to publicly promote the vision and needs of the library.
  • Skilled at building budgets, tracking funds, identifying funding needs; resourceful and efficient use of limited resources.
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans.
  • Understands current and emerging library trends, as well as best practices for libraries.
  • Extensive knowledge of library information science and of library management principles, practices and procedures.
  • Considerable knowledge of financial management and personnel management.
  • Considerable knowledge of library policies and procedures
  • Current knowledge of library operations & developments in the state and on national levels.
  • Current knowledge of new trends in library management and technology. 

 

Abilities: 

  • Ability to plan, organize and direct a sustained program of library services.
  • Ability to develop and maintain harmonious and effective working relationships with others, such as trustees, library patrons, representatives of community organizations, volunteers and town officials.
  • Ability to supervise others, train them, evaluate their performance and administer discipline, as needed.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to analyze and identify community needs as those needs relate to library programs and services.
  • Ability to manage the internal and external communications of the Library, including, but not limited to, printed and electronic media (such as website and social media presence).
  • Must be able to collaborate with the Board of Trustees, the Friends of Kimball Library and the greater community to develop, enhance, advance and evaluate the library's mission, vision, and strategic goals.
  • Ability to work closely and collaborate with all town departments.
  • Work closely with libraries in the Southern NH Library Cooperative to set policies and procedures for shared catalog (Koha).
  • Ability to work with other public libraries within the
  • May require lifting up to 25 lbs, moving tables & chairs, and standing/sitting/bending/squatting for periods of time. 

 

This is a full time (40 hours/week), exempt position, and includes regular evening meetings and occasional weekend hours. The library offers a competitive salary range ($68,000-$74,000) commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits and NH Retirement System. 

 

Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to trustees@kimballlibrary.com. No paper applications will be accepted. Applications received by October 25, 2019 will be given priority consideration. Position will remain open until filled.

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Librarian I - Youth Department, Keene Public Library, Keene, NH

The Keene Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic and team oriented part-time Librarian to provide library services to patrons and other customers in the Library's Youth and Community Engagement Division. This position will focus on providing services and programming in the Children's Room and the Teen Space, but will also work within other library areas as needed. This position is anticipated to regularly offer 18 hours a week, but hours may vary based on needs.  The starting pay rate is $25.14 per hour. The schedule for this position requires the ability to work Saturdays and two evenings per week. 

 

Duties vary depending upon library and department needs, but will include: providing library services, information and programming, locating requested information and materials using a broad range of sources; assisting patrons of all ages in using the Keene Public Library collections and resources.  Also monitoring and evaluating youth collection; designing and maintaining display areas; supervising assigned staff and volunteers; providing one-one-one as well as group training in use of the library and and resources; and providing information and programming.

 

Physical

Regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and arms to reach; and talk or hear.  Occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and work on a ladder. Will frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.



Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree plus one year of library experience or training combined with experience working with children or additional coursework in children's literature and child development required.  Graduate level coursework in library science is preferred.

 

Status: Part-Time (18 hrs / wk)

Pay Range: $25.14 - $31.33 / hr.

 

To Apply

Complete details and requirements as well as an online application are available at https://ci.keene.nh.us/jobs.  Please include your resume and cover letter before submitting.  Applications accepted until position is filled.

Preference will be given to applications received by October 23, 2019.



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Library Director, Shrewsbury Public Library, Shrewsbury, MA

General Summary:

Under general direction of the Library Board of Trustees and the Town Manager, plans, organizes, directs, and evaluates all aspects of municipal library operations, collections and services in conformance with Board policies, regulations of the State Board of Library Commissioners, and laws of the Commonwealth. Effectively staffs the library and provides for employee training and development.

 

Essential Job Functions :

  • Develops short-term and long-term goals and objectives to ensure library services are meeting community needs; integrates these goals into service plans.
  • Collects and analyzes service and usage data and formulates appropriate policies on various aspects of library operation; develops and recommends policies to Trustees.
  • Oversees the preparation, maintenance, and submission of a variety of statistics related to library operations.
  • Evaluates on-going programs and services; plans for improved efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Maintains current knowledge of library profession and related fields as they relate to library operations.
  • Responsible for staffing and overseeing daily operations of the library; recruits and develops new employees and recommends changes in status and compensation
  • Administers personnel policies, develops orientation and in-service training programs, and provides overall leadership to establish effective working relationships and open communication.
  • Responsible for a variety of fiscal management functions, including the development and preparation of the annual budget and for administering funds in a cost-efficient manner and to control expenditures to stay within appropriation level.
  • Investigates cooperative purchasing opportunities and manages such systems and contracts.
  • Manages internal and external communications of the Library including but not limited to brochures, newsletters, web postings, and newspaper articles. Identifies and pursues public relations opportunities that engender good will toward and promotion of the Library.
  • Develops and maintains cooperative relationships with the Town officials, Schools, and community organizations. Responds to a variety of inquiries, requests, and complaints related to library operations and services provided.
  • Serves as the executive officer for the Board of Library Trustees; provides support with meetings, preparing reports, and implementing Board policy
  • Seeks and prepares grant proposals/applications and administers grants according to specified guidelines; ensures the timely filing of all required reports. Encourages donations to the library and oversees their administration in accordance with directives and Board policy.
  • Serves as executive director of the non-profit Shrewsbury Public Library Foundation, supporting all aspects of the foundation's work.
  • Prepares a variety of reports, statistics, and other necessary materials for the Trustees, Town officials, and state agencies.
  • Responsible for overseeing the development, maintenance and repair of all library information technologies and systems.
  • Oversees the development and maintenance of all public library collections including books,
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

Preparation, Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

Duties require:

  • Master of Library and Information Science degree from an accredited college accepted by the American Library Association, and 5-7 years of progressively responsible related experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles of library science, organization and functions
  • Thorough knowledge of library administration including personnel and budgeting
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems
  • Ability  to develop data and recommendations influencing policy;
  • Complete competence in oral and written communications
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates, corporate representatives, officials of other agencies and the general public. 
  • Thorough knowledge of library information systems and technologies.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

Accountable for all professional and technical support staff, student helpers, clerks, and volunteers. Directly supervises Assistant Director, Head of Adult Services, Head of Children's Services, Head of Technical Services, and Senior Accounts Clerk.

 

Application Instructions

For more information regarding this position, visit the Town of Shrewsbury's website www.shrewsburyma.gov. When applying for this position a cover letter and resume may be submitted via email to Kristina Anderson, Human Resources Coordinator, at kanderson@shrewsburyma.gov indicating the position you are applying to in the subject line.

Initial review of applicants will begin on November 12, 2019. Position open until filled.

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User Experience and Web Services Librarian, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

Job Summary

Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Library Technology, this position is instrumental in developing, implementing and assessing user interfaces in support of all departments in the library.  It functions as part of a collaborative, user oriented team that supports library information systems and infrastructure. It also contributes to the overall Library Technology Services support effort.

 

Essential Functions

  • Take a lead role in collaborations with stakeholders in the iterative design and testing of the Library's web presence and online services.
  • Collaborates with librarians, technology staff, and others to coordinate the information architecture of the Library's web site, including development of a coherent user experience for web-based library resources and services.
  • Coordinates assessment of the libraries web sites and other digital systems, including testing interfaces for usability and effectiveness through a variety of mechanisms such as user testing, surveys, log analysis, and focus groups.
  • Provides technical support and is in charge of training the large body of staff users who have authorial roles in producing web content.
  • Collaborate with Library staff and other stakeholders to design and manage websites; work in cross-functional teams across Library units.
  • Participates in Library Technology Services support programs.
  • Oversee the accurate and timely availability of documentation for all procedures and processes.
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends and best practices as they impact academic libraries.
  • Develops and maintains appropriate reports, documentation and records.

 

Other Functions

  • Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality and inclusiveness within the UMass Amherst Libraries and the campus.
  • Demonstrates capacity, skill and willingness to engage students and contribute to student success.
  • May be asked to represent the Libraries at Five College Committees, Boston Library Consortium Committees, or other selected professional meetings and conferences.
  • Serve on internal library committees as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned in support of the mission and goals of the Library and the department.
  • Uses access to sensitive and/or not yet public university related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosures to others.

 

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

  • Master's degree in library sciences - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have equivalent experience.
  • Experience with common web development and/or usability testing techniques

  • Experience with HTML, CSS and/or JavaScript
  • Experience testing interfaces for usability and/or accessibility
  • Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities showing initiative and flexibility.
  • Strong service ethic and the ability to interact effectively and work productively and collaboratively with a variety of colleagues and levels of staff.
  • Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
  • Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities showing initiative and flexibility.
  • Strong diagnostic skills and considerable comfort with both the Windows and Linux environment.
  • Advanced computer skills, and familiarity with Microsoft Windows, macOS and/or Linux
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the UMass Amherst Libraries and the campus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral skills, including presentation skills.
  • Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with University policy.
  • Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration.
  • 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.
  • Understanding, appreciation and experience with the goals of higher education.

 

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

  • Coursework in user experience research methods
  • Experience working in a library or educational environment
  • Experience with web content management systems, APIs, and/or web analytics.

 

Work ScheduleMonday - Friday Daytime hours

Salary Information:

Librarian I or II

Librarian I salary floor is $54,000

Librarian II salary floor is $60,500

 

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/503122/user-experience-and-web-services-librarian and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by November 1, 2019 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants

 

 

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Youth Services Librarian, Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough, MA

Job Purpose

The Youth Services Librarian works under the direction of the library director to plan, implement, and manage a comprehensive program of library services to children and young adults.

 

Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Plan, select, and develop the Children and Young Adult collections and manage the appropriate materials budget.

  • Plan, design and implement regular and special programs for children and young adults based on needs and interests of the community, including twice a week story and craft times, monthly book clubs, and annual Summer Reading Program.

  • Conduct community outreach; make frequent contacts with schools, other libraries, social service agencies, and civic organizations to establish collaborative relationships.

  • Manage the Children and Young Adult sections of the Library's website.

  • Promote the use of and access to library services through technology and social media sources. 

  • Provide in person and over the phone reference services and readers' advisories.

  • Manage and supervise high school and senior volunteers.

  • Participate in the public service desk rotation as required.

  • Keep abreast of current trends in the field through participation in user groups and attendance at conferences, workshops and meetings.

  • Assumes administrative responsibilities in the absence of the director as directed by the Board of Trustees.

 

Abilities

  • Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing with both children and adults.

  • Create and maintain positive staff and patron relationships.

  • Successfully work independently and in a team setting.

  • Explain network circulation policies and procedures.

  • Analyze and identify community needs and tailor programs and services to meet those needs.

  • Creatively solve problems, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner.

  • Demonstrate positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity, and a sense of humor in working with customers, coworkers, and community.

 

Education and Skills

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Knowledge of library principles, trends, and services to children and young adults.
  • Understanding of infant, child, and youth development.
  • Knowledge of children and young adult literature.
  • Proficient in the use of social media and digital devices.
  • Knowledge of and experienced in basic, user-centered web design.

  • Public library experience preferred.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows operating system, Microsoft Office Suite, and Evergreen or other ILS, is preferred.

 

Physical Demands

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

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is continuously required to communicate by talking and listening, use of fingers and hands, repetitive motion and sitting.

  • Frequently required to stand, walk, reach, and feel. Occasionally bend, stoop, grasp and rarely to feel, kneel or crawl.

  • The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to 15 pounds on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc., may infrequently require moving materials weighing up to 35 pounds.

  • Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 75% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, calculator, and standard office equipment.

  • High volume environment with high accuracy requirements for numeric and alpha processing.

 

Hours

35 hours a week including 2 evenings and 1 or 2 Saturdays a month.

Compensation

This is a benefited position with hourly pay of $27.64-$33.92 in ten steps.

 

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references to Peishan Bartley (pbartley@cwmars.org).

 

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Architectural Records Project Processing Archivist, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Req ID: 50376BR

Job Code: 403124 Library Assistant VIII

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Property Information Resource Center (PIRC) is the principal archival repository for the records of Harvard University's buildings and land. Our collections document the rich and varied history of Harvard's built environment. The PIRC actively works on behalf of the University to collect, organize, steward, and make accessible the construction documentation of all capital level projects at Harvard University. Additionally, PIRC collections and staff provide critical background research and material for campus planning, new construction projects, renovations, and maintenance to Harvard's buildings.

               

Working independently and under the direction of the Property Information Resource Center (PIRC) Senior Processing Archivist and in collaboration with other PIRC staff, the Project Processing Archivist is responsible for all aspects of processing new acquisitions of architectural drawings and maps from Harvard capital construction projects. The processing tasks include the preparation of lists of acquisition contents, the appraisal of the materials for completeness, the arrangement of materials, accurate entry of item-level metadata into the collection management system, The Museum System (TMS), and the preparation and housing of the materials for long-term storage.

 

All collection processing must follow local established office policies and standards. The PIRC is a busy office with a small staff serving Harvard's planning and construction community. The successful applicant will possess strong planning and organizational skills, attention to detail, a high degree of integrity and honesty, a collegial, helpful attitude, strong interpersonal skills, and computer skills. All work is done in a shared, open office which can be noisy and have interruptions.

  • Reports to the Senior Processing Archivist

  • Appraises new acquisitions of drawings and maps and communicates potential issues with Archives Manager in a timely manner

  • Undertakes the physical and intellectual organization of architectural drawings and maps (both analog and digital) and related construction project documentation

  • Performs original item-level cataloging/classification of materials in the collection management system (TMS)

  • Houses, labels, and otherwise prepares collections for storage and research use following office guidelines

  • Identifies problems resulting from incorrect, incomplete, or conflicting bibliographic data and reports them to the Archives Manager and/or Senior Processing Archivist

  • Maintains job statistics for departmental reporting

  • May assist with ingesting files into Harvard's Digital Repository System (DRS)

  • May perform conservation treatment and preparation of materials to assist in the collection digitization project

  • May assign and inspect administrative tasks/projects to student workers as needed

  • Other responsibilities and special projects as assigned

 

Basic Qualifications:

Candidates MUST meet the following basic qualifications in order to be considered for this role:

Minimum of five years of library or related experience, with at least one year of experience processing visual materials, preferably design records.

Additional Qualifications:

  • College degree with a background in art, architecture or architectural history with enrollment in an MLS program preferred

  • Superior analytical skills and attention to detail with a high degree of accuracy

  • Ability to work in a collaborative atmosphere with shared work spaces

  • Strong written & verbal communication skills

  • Ability to communicate in a timely manner with management regarding issues that may affect collection access, processing, and storage

  • May require keyboarding for at least six hours a day

  • Requires flexibility and the ability to handle a wide variety of tasks in the course of a day

  • Experience working in a library special collections or archives environment

  • Experience working with confidential records

  • Interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both alone and as a member of a team

  • Familiarity with Gallery Systems The Museum System (TMS) collections management system

  • Familiarity with and/or interest in architectural records or subject knowledge of architecture

  • Familiarity and/or experience with Adobe products and AutoCAD / Revit helpful

  • Experience processing visual resources

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to lift and move materials weighing up to 40 pounds; load, push, and unload heavily loaded portable delivery cases.

  • Ability to use a stepstool and bend, reach, and lift materials overhead and at ground level.

 

Position Type: Full-time / Non-exempt

Salary Grade: 055

This is a one year term position ending one year after start date.

Appointment End Date: 01-Nov-2020

 

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. 

 

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

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Assistant Librarian, Freedom Public Library, Freedom, NH

The Freedom Public Library is looking for a friendly, knowledgeable and creative Assistant Librarian, working under the supervision of the Library Director. This position will satisfy someone who is both people-oriented and detail-oriented, who thrives on variety and who enjoys working with children and teens. 

 

Duties: 

  • Acts as Head of Circulation, overseeing all aspects of circulation services including checking materials in and out, patron registration, interlibrary loans, and inventory and proper shelving of items.
  • Acts as Volunteer Coordinator, overseeing front desk volunteers, scheduling, assigning appropriate tasks, and recruiting and training new volunteers.
  • Supervises and evaluates the Library Assistant.
  • Catalogs library materials, oversees the processing and repair of materials, and adds new materials to the library's website.
  • Plans, implements, and publicizes summer programming for teens in grades 7-12.
  • Assists with children's programs including reading to school groups.
  • Provides basic information, reference service and reader's advisory to patrons.
  • Helps patrons with technology questions, including how to use the NH Downloadable Library.
  • Assists in creating promotional materials and online publicity.
  • Helps maintain the library's appearance.
  • Monitors Freedom Elementary School bookdrop.
  • Helps edit and maintain library website and online calendar and creates posts on Facebook.
  • Maintains attendance statistics for library programs.
  • Opens and closes the library.
  • Ensures that the mail is picked up.
  • Attends trainings, meetings and conferences for professional growth.
  • In the absence of the Director, oversees all library operations.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications and Skills

  • An MLS from an accredited college is preferred. A suitable combination of college degree and experience demonstrating mastery of the required knowledge, skills and abilities will also be considered.
  • Enthusiasm for providing quality public service is essential. Must be friendly, outgoing, welcoming and discreet.
  • Computer competence is required including facility with Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Being a computer whiz is highly desired!
  • Experience in and enjoyment of working with children and teens are strongly desired.
  • Ability to supervise and delegate is needed.
  • Flexibility, excellent verbal and written communication skills, superior interpersonal skills and teamwork are essential.
  • The ability to work effectively in an environment with many distractions and interruptions is necessary.

 

Schedule and Salary:

This is a salaried position requiring an average of 25 hours per week, Tuesday-Saturday. Assistant Librarian arrives at least 15 minutes prior to posted library hours and works open hours or as negotiated with the Library Director. The Assistant Librarian is expected to work outside of normal hours to attend and/or lead programs, attend workshops and meetings or conduct other library business as needed. Salary is $23,000-$24,500 per year. This position offers paid holidays, sick days and two weeks' vacation.

 

To Apply: 

Send resume, cover letter and names & contact information for three references to  director@freedompubliclibrary.org or mail to:

Elizabeth Rhymer

Library Director

Freedom Public Library

PO Box 159

Freedom, NH 03836 

 

Applications will be reviewed as they come in.  The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.

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Library Director, Ashfield Public Library, Ashfield, MA

The Library Director provides and promotes library services to the Ashfield community.  The Director performs professional, administrative, and supervisory work overseeing all aspects of the Town's public library, including, but not limited to implementation of all library services for patrons of all ages, staffing and personnel management, leadership for improving public library services to the community, as well as the maintenance of library technology equipment, buildings, and grounds, recommending and coordinating major repairs and upgrades for approval by the Library Trustees. 

 

Essential Functions

The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as examples of the various type of work that may be performed. 

 

The Director:

  • Provides vision and strategic direction for library services;

  • Develops library programs and services;

  • Effectively communicates and publicizes to the public programs and services offered;

  • Develops and maintains positive relations with patrons, the Board of Trustees, the Friends of the Library, staff, volunteers, and appropriate representatives and/or officials of the Town of Ashfield;

  • Maintains a professional demeanor, composure, sensitivity, and tact in the face of difficult interactions;

  • Must be organized, flexible, and able to manage several projects at a time.

  • Selects books and resources consistent with the Library's Collection Development policy;

  • Reports regularly to the Board of Trustees and attends the monthly Trustees meeting;

  • Participates with the Board of Trustees in developing short and long term plans to accomplish the Library's mission

  • Participates in the budget planning process, maintains records adequate to support budget requests, and efficiently makes optimal use of library funds to provide library services.

  • Recommends candidates for hire, supervises, and trains all employees and volunteers. Develops job descriptions for all positions filled by regularly scheduled employees. Evaluates performance of all employees once a year and maintains records of these evaluations;

  • Maintains and contributes to the library's website, print, and social media.

  • Reviews existing policies and recommends new policies on a regularly scheduled basis.

  • Maintains user outreach to determine user needs. Translates these needs into acquisitions, programs and services within the Library's budget limitations and in accordance with the library's mission.

  • All other duties as assigned.

 

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience 

Bachelor's Degree (or an equivalent craftsman level of trade knowledge) with minimum of three to five (3-5) years of progressive library management/administrative experience; experience with library technology preferably in a municipal library setting; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Masters' Degree in Library Science is desirable.

Special Requirements  

Should possess or be able to obtain Certification from the Board of Library Commissioners; and as a condition of employment, must complete and pass a CORI examination.

 

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

Knowledge  

Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library services and the organization and management of library operations as well as information technology practices and/or emerging technologies in support of library administrative, technology and reference functions.  Basic understanding of Town Government, knowledge of Massachusetts' ethics laws, budgetary processes, and open meeting regulations is required.

Abilities  

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department staff, other town departments, the Board of Library Trustees and the State Board of Library Commissioners; ability to manage library operations, implement policies and programs, communicate effectively in writing and orally to large groups.  Ability to work with specialists to manage areas of the library such as the facility, special collections, IT, web sites and social media.  

Skills 

Skill in leadership, motivation, ethics, public service, building relationships, customer service, and developing programs and services to meet the literacy needs of the community.  Proficient organization and planning skills as well as a broad interest in learning and literature for patrons of all ages. 

Supervision Required 

The Director consults with the Board to establish short and long-range objectives and performance standards, and when clarification, interpretation, or exception to municipal or library policies may be required.  The Director is expected to attempt to resolve conflicts that may arise and work with the Trustees to adhere to Town Policies.

 

Supervisory Responsibility  

The Director is accountable for the direction and success of the library, its programs and activities to fulfill the needs of the Trustees and the community.  The Director is responsible for analyzing program objectives, determining the various work operations needed to achieve them, estimating the financial and staff resources required, allocating the available funds and staff, reporting periodically on the achievement and status of department and employee objectives coordinates program efforts within the unit and with other departments; delegates authority to subordinate employees and holds them responsible for the performance of their work; reviews program objectives and prepares progress reports.  The Director recommends new goals as necessary to improve the quality and effectiveness of library services.   

The Director is responsible for the direct supervision of part-time employees and volunteers if delegated by the Trustees. 

 

Work Environment  

Work is performed in a public library setting subject to frequent interruptions.  Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but working conditions are generally pleasant.  Required to work beyond normal business hours in order to attend meetings of the Library Board of Trustees, department-sponsored events or in response to critical or emergency situations such as security alarms on a 24/7, 365 days per year basis.

 

Physical and Mental Requirements 

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

 

Application Instructions

Job description and application available at www.ashfield.org.

Send resumes with references to Kayce Warren, Town Administrator,

P.O. Box 560, Ashfield, MA 01330 or email to townadmin@ashfield.org.  Resumes will be reviewed beginning October 18, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

AA/EOE

 

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

 

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Multiple Positions, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

Librarian of Core Systems and Digital Repository Administration

Reporting to the Associate Director for Library Academic Strategies, the Librarian for Core Systems and Digital Repository Administration has primary responsibility for the daily management, configuration, and support of the library's core systems, principally the library's discovery and Integrated Library System [ILS] services, currently Ex Libris Primo and Alma.  The Librarian has responsibility for maintaining optimal system performance for users and the development of services based on the functionality and capabilities of Alma and Primo. The Librarian will provide leadership and management of the integrated modules of Alma and Primo, focusing on system configuration, troubleshooting, training, analytics, and documentation. The Librarian will also lead the support for Alma (monthly) and Primo (currently quarterly) releases.  Other core services supported include EZproxy and ILLIAD.

 

The Librarian also has lead technical responsibility in the library for collaboratively maintaining and enhancing WPI's digital repository platforms (currently Hyrax, Bepress, and Archive-It) that support access, discovery, and digital archiving of unique content produced or held by WPI.  Working collaboratively with WPI's Web Application Development team and the Assistant Director for Archives and Special Collections, and with primary responsibility for student and faculty content in the repository, the incumbent organizes and maintains content in the repository; supports metadata and data migration projects; ensures that content and metadata in the repository are of high quality, according to relevant digital library and archival standards; and manages the administration of Archive-It to enhance discoverability and preservation of web-based artifacts and records of WPI research, history, and learning.

 

The Librarian's work will be performed with considerable judgement, independence, and initiative, and in consultation with colleagues.  The incumbent will keep abreast of developments in library technologies and maintain current awareness of information tools needed to meet the needs of students, faculty, staff, and community users of the library.

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Administers and configures the ILS and discovery systems (Alma/Primo), supporting a variety of services including circulation, cataloging, acquisitions, serials, electronic resources, data reporting, and public access. Troubleshoots, develops new system capabilities, and makes improvements to ensure best practices and operational efficiencies.

  • ​Serves as the application manager for the digital repository system: collaborates with information technology professionals and the Assistant Director for Archives and Special Collections in developing requirements and functionality of repository platform (e.g. Hyrax, Samvera); creates new and maintains existing repository collections with primary responsibility for collections of student and faculty works; creates and maintains repository-related workflows; answers general inquiries, serving as a point of contact for technical support.

  • Collaborates on the development of solutions for metadata management, discovery and interoperability; uses appropriate metadata standards to describe and organize digital repository collections and objects; collaborates on creation of new collections of student and faculty works.

  • Serves as technical liaison with the ILS vendor, Ex Libris, and works closely with WPI Information Technology services staff to support library systems and platforms.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent

  • Two years of professional experience configuring, administering and providing support for an integrated library system or platform

  • Experience supporting one or more library discovery interfaces (Primo, Summon, EDS, Blacklight)

  • Experience with analytics and reporting tools

  • Understanding of library metadata formats and standards (MARC, Dublin Core, METS, MODS)

  • Understanding of digital repository systems and current access services protocols to access and retrieve digital content (e.g. Z39.50, OpenURL, NCIP, DOI, CrossRef, OAI)

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively troubleshoot technical problems, isolate causes, and implement solutions

Preferred Qualifications

  • Professional experience configuring, administering and providing support for the Alma integrated library system

  • Experience with web application development in a Unix/Linux environment

  • Working knowledge of a scripting language such Python, Ruby or PHP


To be fully considered for this position, please include a cover letter when submitting your job application.

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

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Online Learning and Instruction Librarian

Reporting to the Associate Director for Library Academic Strategies, the Online Learning and Instruction Librarian contributes to the development and curation of the library's online learning program, and participates in instruction and engagement initiatives that advance the teaching and research missions of the library and the university.  

 

The Librarian partners with colleagues to support instruction librarians in the creation and assessment of online Open Educational Resources (OERs) and environments, and will be the library's expert on e-learning technologies that support the provision of online, asynchronous/synchronous information literacy instruction and research assistance.

 

The incumbent maintains familiarity with WPI's licensed e-learning platforms and freely available e-learning tools, and develops and leads training for other instruction librarians in the use of these tools. The position also leads the creation and maintenance of best practices and/or guidelines for the library's OER creation and assessment, including instructional design and accessibility principles as they relate to online learning at both undergraduate and graduate levels. In this role the incumbent works closely with faculty engaged in online learning, with Academic Technology Center experts in online education techniques and resources; and with the office of Continuing Professional Education (CPE).

 

Duties/Responsibilities:

Overall Responsibilities

  • Participates with library colleagues, faculty, and departments across campus to provide a systematic curriculum-integrated library instruction program for students at all levels.

 

Online Learning

  • In partnership and consultation with instruction librarians, coordinates the design, maintenance, and assessment of online learning modules, OERs, and tutorials that develop students' knowledge of and expertise in library resources and that enhance students' research experiences.

  • Contributes to the development of effective online pedagogy, in compliance with established accessibility guidelines and higher education standards.

  • Collaborates with instruction librarians to provide instruction via online tutorials, the course management system, and other online technologies.

  • Ensures that online/distance students and faculty are aware of library services and resources that support student learning and success.

 

Minimum Requirements

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent graduate degree.

  • Minimum of two years reference and/or instruction experience in an academic library, preferably in sciences and/or engineering.

  • Previous teaching and academic library experience.

  • Knowledge of instructional design models and learning theories.

  • Experience with instructional technologies as they relate to online learning and usability and accessibility standards.

  • Experience developing and/or teaching online materials or courses.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of academic library instruction experience.
  • Experience with Camtasia or other screen capture/video editing software.
  • Working knowledge of the Association of College and Research Libraries' Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
  • Knowledge of evaluation, assessment, and planning methods and strategies.

 

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. 

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Boston University, Boston, MA

Boston University Libraries seeks applications and nominations for the position of electronic resources librarian (ERL). Reporting to the Head of Collection Development, the ERL will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to advance the current and future research needs of the University community by developing and managing a robust collection of electronic resources and discovery services.

 

The ever-changing publishing landscape and recent developments in higher education make it our responsibility to evaluate and adapt our approach to collection development at Boston University Libraries to best serve our scholarly community. As the Libraries' role in scholarly communications evolves to provide support at all stages of the research life cycle--from research design and development, processes and work flow, publication, and post-publication analysis of metrics for determining value and impact--collection development at Boston University continues to evolve as well.

 

Therefore, we are looking for a professional with in-depth knowledge of vendor publishing strategies, experience in contract and license negotiation, and the ability to perform complex data analyses on usage, expenditures, and impacts to provide the highest quality e-resources for teaching and research. The professional who earns this position will be a leader in developing best practices and procedures at all stages of e-resources life cycle: from acquisition to access, administration, support, and evaluation. Please read the full position profile.

 

Required Skills

While Boston University Libraries will consider applicants with other credentials, a master's degree from an accredited United States research university plus demonstrated, advanced training or work experience are strongly preferred. All candidates must be authorized to work in the United States at time of application. Boston University Libraries will not sponsor applicants for work visas. In addition, the Libraries seek a person with the following qualifications: 

  • A minimum of three years' experience working and negotiating with commercial and academic vendors including pricing, licensing, and contract negotiations for all e-resource types, preferably in an academic library setting;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, work collaboratively, and build and maintain successful partnerships with a diverse group of internal and external stakeholders;
  • At least two years' experience in leading, supervising, or directing technical staff; and
  • Experience with current electronic management systems and workflows, technologies, and integrated library systems, e.g., Ex Libris Alma or other electronic resource management systems

 

For full details on requirements, please read the full position profile.

 

Job description and details on how to apply can be found here:

https://bu.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobinfo&jobid=304401&company_id=15509&version=1&source=ONLINE&JobOwner=1017570&startflag=1

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

Competitive

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Library Systems Administrator, Boston College, Boston, MA

Boston College Libraries is seeking an energetic and creative person to join a team committed to re-imagining the user experience for tomorrow's researchers. In collaboration with partners from across campus, this role will ensure that library systems are maintained and optimized, and will also develop and implement new technologies to seamlessly deliver library resources to users. The successful candidate will enjoy solving interesting problems, experimenting with new ideas, and will have a strong user focus.

 

This role will administer and support library systems including resource sharing (ILLiad) and library access mechanisms (proxy server), and will work closely with the Systems Librarian to support the library services platform (Alma).

 

The Libraries are committed to promoting a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion for all members of the Boston College community. We welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and strongly encourage people from traditionally underrepresented groups to apply. 

 

Compensation: Hiring range $67,700 - $84,650. Boston College also offers a highly competitive benefits package. 

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage and support library applications (ILLiad, EZProxy, OpenAthens, Alma)

  • Participate in collaborative software development projects as a member of the Library Systems team

  • Through user experience research, develop strategies to optimize library systems

  • Collaborate across Library departments to provide systems training and documentation

  • Investigate emerging technologies and bring new opportunities to key stakeholders

 

 Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Occasional weekend or off-work hours are required to handle system outages and routine maintenance.

 

Preferred:

  • 2 years of related work experience

  • MLS/MLIS/MIS from an ALA Accredited School

  • Experience administering web applications, preferably academic library systems

  • Experience developing web applications (or willingness to learn)

  • Working knowledge of distributed version control systems such as Git (or willingness to learn)

  • Proven ability to work within a team environment and actively promote collaboration

 

To learn more about working at Boston College Libraries, see: https://libguides.bc.edu/employment

 

To apply for this job, please go to: https://bc.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=3399&site=1

 

Please contact Emily Singley at 617-552-2918 or emily.singley@bc.edu if you have questions.   

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

The Donohue Group, Inc. (DGI) has immediate contract positions available (30-37.5 hours/week) for a short-term (est. 6 months) cataloging project in the Boston area. 

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 should have 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: $19-23/hour, depending on experience. 

Notes: This project includes materials in a variety of languages. Applicants with experience cataloging in languages other than English are encouraged to apply. 

One project position is located south of Boston in an area not easily accessible via public transportation. 

Those with the ability to commit to the full project timeline will be given preference. 

 

Contact: Please email cover letter and resume to: Pat McCurdy-Crescimanno, MLS, Manager, Business Development at dgijobs@dgiinc.com. 

Address: The Donohue Group, Inc., 41 Mechanic Street, Windsor, CT 06095. 

Web Site: https://www.dgiinc.com/careers/

 

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Project Coordinator, Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project, Hartford, CT

Project Coordinator

A project coordinator, to be based out of the Connecticut State Library, is sought to manage the Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project, a project funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to digitize 100,000 pages of microfilmed Connecticut newspapers. This is a 40 hour per week, contracted position with annual trips to Washington D.C.  Ideally the start date is November 22, 2019 and the position will continue through August 31, 2021.  Compensation will depend on experience and level of involvement and compensation shall not exceed $150,000 over the 21 months.  Benefits are not included.

 

Under the direction of the Project Director, the Project Coordinator will:

  • Manage and coordinate project workflow
  • Train and work with project Assistant
  • Develop and document procedures that oversee selection, digitization, metadata capture, OCR, workflow control, quality control and related activities
  • Develop and maintain tracking system for microfilm and deliverables
  • Work with vendors to ensure high quality deliverables
  • Confirm bibliographic completeness and perform technical analysis of microfilm
  • Validate scanned images and metadata
  • Work with Project Cataloger and the Serials Librarian to maintain preservation database
  • Work with Project Director as project spokesperson and participate in publicity efforts, such as the website, blogging, and representing the project at meetings
  • Work with Project Director to manage project budget
  • Deliver progress reports on specified semi-annual schedule
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Required Experience and Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree from an ALA-accredited school or foreign equivalent
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience
  • Solid understanding of digitization and/or conversion projects
  • Experience with XML and standard metadata schemas (non-MARC and MARC) and principles governing standards in digital libraries
  • Experience with quality control of digital projects
  • Project management experience
  • Must have a valid driver's license

 

Desirable Experience and Qualifications

  • Knowledge of microfilming procedures, especially newspaper microfilming
  • Knowledge of newspapers or serials, and ability to assess complex relationships between titles
  • Demonstrated ability to pay attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal and oral and written communication skills, the ability to analyze and solve problems; the ability to work with a variety of people; flexibility and willingness to shift priorities according to current needs. 
  • Coursework in 19th and 20th century American history
  • Copyright research experience

 

To Apply

Email cover letter and resume to:

Gail Hurley

Connecticut State Library

Gail.Hurley@ct.gov

 

Additional information:

Connecticut Digital Newspaper Project https://ctdigitalnewspaperproject.org/ 

National Endowment for the Humanities National Digital Newspaper Program https://www.loc.gov/ndnp/

Library of Congress Technical Guidelines https://www.loc.gov/ndnp/guidelines/NDNP_201921TechNotes.pdf 

 



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Teen Services Librarian, Stratford Library Association, Stratford, CT

Are you excited about providing youth services in a diverse community? The Stratford Library Association will give you the opportunity to work in a team environment developing programs and services for teens in grades 6 - 12. 

 

Responsibilities

You will participate in Teen Department services including: programming, technology, expanding the Teen Department's online presence, outreach and collaboration with local youth agencies (including book talks, 6th grade class visits, open house nights, etc.), and traditional library services. 

 

Qualifications

Extensive knowledge of teen literature, strong communication skills, enthusiasm for current teen trends and pop culture, and a commitment to public service required. ALA accredited MLS/MLIS degree required with at least 2 years' experience in Teen Services preferred; candidates with MLS/MLIS degrees in progress welcome to apply (pay rate commensurate with degree status) . 

Bilingual Spanish/English highly desirable. 35 hours/week, including daytime, evening and weekend hours.  Pay rate for successful candidate with MLS/MLIS degree: $50,866 - $71,033 per year.

 

To Apply

Send your resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to Sheri Szymanski, Stratford Library Association, 2203 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615 or email sszymanski@stratfordlibrary.org. Deadline to apply: October 31, 2019. Visit www.stratfordlibrary.org to find out more about the Stratford Library Association. EOE

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Manager of Research Services, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Reporting to the Director of Research and Instructional Support (RIS), the Manager of Research Services provides leadership, direction, and planning for the broad range of offerings of the Research Services group, a recently reorganized team of 4 experienced librarians. This individual proactively develops and manages the research services group, leads campus-wide strategic direction and support for information literacy and library research services, works directly with faculty and students through information literacy instruction and library research consultations as a liaison, and is responsible for ensuring a successful service of drop-in research support at the Research Help Desk. 

 

The RIS team has recently organized into 4 areas which specialize in different areas of responsibility. In addition to Research Services, these areas include Digital Pedagogy, Collections and Scholarly Communication, and the Language Resource Center. Research and Instructional Support is part of Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS). LITS, a merged library and technology organization, is committed to providing integrated library, information, and technology services and resources that enable a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff to creatively and productively advance Mount Holyoke College's academic, administrative, and co-curricular goals. 

 

This position is an exciting opportunity to develop a new team of librarians with more than 40 years of collective experience, and to lead the evolution of a more programmatic and strategic approach to the broad range of research support the group provides: service point based drop-in support, course integrated in-person instruction, online tools such as tutorials and research guides, and collection development. As part of the RIS management team, the Manager of Research Services collaborates with fellow leaders in the department, and with other passionate and collaborative LITS and campus colleagues, to coordinate research services efforts with other library, technology, and teaching and learning initiatives.

 

Primary Position Responsibilities

  1. Leads effort to integrate information literacy into the curriculum in a variety of formats and evolving service models.

  2. Provides leadership, management, and direction for the Research Services team.

  3. Collaborates with RIS, LITS, and other campus colleagues to create a welcoming, accessible, and user-centered environment both online and in person, in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive. 

  4. Participates in RIS operational and strategic planning and decision making.

  5. Works directly with faculty and students as a liaison, providing information literacy instruction and research support.

 

Required Education and Experience

  1. ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent experience with an advanced degree in a relevant discipline.

  2. At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience providing library research support and information literacy instruction.

  3. Experience reviewing and making positive changes to services, resources, and/or spaces which improve diversity, equity and/or inclusion goals.

  4. Demonstrated experience effectively leading group projects; balancing different roles, styles, backgrounds and perspectives. 

  5. Understanding of collection development practices in academic libraries. 

  6. Demonstrated experience collaborating with other offices, groups, or individuals that also support teaching and learning.

 

Preferred Experience

  1. Experience managing staff.

  2. Experience teaching college students in any capacity.

  3. Experience developing and executing research services delivery models, information literacy programs, and/or curriculum development.

  4. Experience with one or more of the specific research tools currently in use at Mount Holyoke (EBSCO Discovery Service, Springshare LibGuides and/or LibAnswers, Zotero, Refworks).

  5. Experience integrating current professional best practices and recommendations into information literacy and research services delivery (for example: ACRL Frameworks, universal design for learning, inclusive pedagogy).

 

LITS values the following skills and abilities as key to the success of the person in this position:

  • seeks to build a collaborative and culturally diverse environment; 

  • possesses excellent and creative interpersonal, communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills;

  • embraces meaningful change; 

  • works effectively in both independent and team environments and manages multiple tasks and priorities effectively; 

  • maintains a professional and tactful approach in all interactions and shows sensitivity to the diverse needs of users at all skill levels; 

  • prioritizes individuals' rights to privacy, confidentiality, and access to information; and 

  • possesses an enthusiastic service orientation.

 

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. 

 

About Mount Holyoke College

Located in South Hadley, Massachusetts, Mount Holyoke College is a highly selective, nondenominational, residential, research liberal arts college for women that is gender diverse. Mount Holyoke is renowned for educating women leaders, from medical pioneers to Pulitzer Prize-winning playwrights. The oldest of the Seven Sister colleges, we are a noted leader in liberal arts education with a mission grounded in the conviction that women can -- and should -- make a difference in the world. Mount Holyoke College is a member of the Five College Consortium with an active and cooperative library community consisting of Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges and the University of Massachusetts. 

 

About Mount Holyoke's College's Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Mission:

Mount Holyoke College strives to build and maintain a campus environment that is inclusive, pluralistic, and free of discrimination. Diversity, equity and inclusion efforts extend beyond specific departments and are embedded in all areas of the College. Our presidential initiative aims to further our collective commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion through strategic planning and community engagement including department DEI plans, a major annual full-day, all-campus event, and a newly expanded Equity and Inclusion Office with a Vice President level leader. In LITS, furthering the college's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion is a major priority of the organization. LITS has a multi-year DEI plan, applies a DEI lens to major projects and initiatives, and every individual LITS staff member is required to have at least one DEI related performance goal every year. 

 

Mount Holyoke is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. The College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups. We know few applicants will have a background that includes every listed preferred qualification and desired experience. We encourage everyone who is excited about this position and meets the required qualifications to apply. 

 

Mount Holyoke College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Mount Holyoke College is committed to enriching the educational experience it offers through the diversity of its faculty, administration, and staff members. Mount Holyoke seeks to recruit and support a broadly diverse team who will contribute to the college's excellence, diversity of viewpoints and experiences, and relevance in a global society. In furtherance of institutional excellence, the College encourages applications from individuals from underrepresented groups, including faculty, staff, and administration of color, diverse gender identities, first generation college students and individuals who have followed non-traditional pathways to college, and individuals with a demonstrated leadership commitment to including diverse backgrounds and perspectives.

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Collection Analysis Librarian, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

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

 

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

 

Job Summary

The Collection Analysis Librarian is user focused, data-driven, and engages in processes that support decision making concerning the strategic acquisition, renewal, and retention of Library collections. The librarian also engages in systems integrations, records management and project management activities. Workflows include analyzing varied sources of collections-related data, presenting findings, and aggregating and manipulating large amounts of data from a myriad of sources.

 

Essential Functions

  • Develops a strategy for analysis of collections data housed in various resource management systems. Extracts raw data from resource management systems, imports data into data visualization software, evaluates the integrity of the data; conducts data clean up projects, and supports data-driven collection assessment activities.

  • Coordinates data management activities with other units, within the Library as well as Library partners, Campus partners and Library vendors; leads workshops and programs that promote the discovery, analysis and visualization of data.

  • Participates in migration and integration planning for next generation systems.

  • Supports unit's assessment activities, to include collecting, maintaining, analyzing and reporting on data/statistics generated by discovery systems.

  • Collects, manages and reports usage statistics for collections resources. Develops and implements automated processes for capturing and storing standardized (COUNTER) reports for electronic resources.

  • Works on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Constructs and may pursue alternatives towards a solution. Exercises judgment in selecting method, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results consistent with broadly defined policies and practices.

  • In consultation with diverse groups across the Libraries, reviews collections data to determine how well our collections represent diverse cultures, languages and perspectives.

  • Ability to manage projects, set and adjust priorities, work under pressure, be thorough and accurate, follow tasks through to completion, meet deadlines and work independently.

  • Develops strategies to clean and normalize data exported from the Library Service Platform and other systems. Troubleshoots collections data issues.

  • Maintains knowledge of current and emerging systems and tools used to manage bibliographic and other data for resource management, access and assessment.

  • Works closely with the 5 College Consortium libraries and other partners on data visualization efforts.

 

Other Functions

Pursues professional development activities to improve knowledge, skills, and abilities. Coordinate and/or perform special projects and perform other duties as needed.

 

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

  • 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.

  • Minimum of two years' professional experience required, preferably in an academic library.

  • Ability to read, analyze, and understand data in a variety of formats.

  • Proficiency with at least one programming or scripting language, such as Python, Java, or Ruby, and use of web services APIs.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of relational database design and programming, including creating relationships, queries, and reports. Experience with SQL or other query language.

  • Knowledge of library metadata schemas, including MARC, MODS, METS, Dublin Core, etc.

  • Experience with XML and related technologies.

  • Familiarity with library collection management standards and tools, such as reporting modules within integrated library systems, digital repositories, COUNTER, SUSHI.

  • Ability to manage projects, set and adjust priorities, work under pressure, be thorough and accurate, follow tasks through to completion, meet deadlines and work independently.

  • Ability to analyze work processes and plan for applications of technology.

  • Ability to handle multiple responsibilities in a changing environment.

  • Understanding of integration and interoperability of library systems, repositories, websites, and research platforms.

  • Advanced problem solving, critical thinking, and analytical skills.

  • Innovative thinking including the ability to utilize analytics/visualization tools in new, creative, and effective ways.

 

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

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in quantitative or data visualization field such as Applied Statistics, Data Science, or Business Analytics or certificate in data visualization.

  • Experience using quantitative and qualitative Collections Analysis applications, such as SPSS, SAS, Stata, Tableau, R or other data visualization or AI applications.

  • Demonstrated skill in writing programs to parse/map data from one structure to another.

 

Salary commensurate with experience.

Librarian II salary floor is $60, 500.00

 

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references to http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/502588/collections-analysis-librarian  by October 25, 2019 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

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

 

 

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Research Data & Scholarly Communication Services Librarian, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Under the general direction of the Manager of the Research and Scholarly Communication Services department or designee, the Research Data and Scholarly Communication librarian plays a central role in implementing scholarly communication programs at UMMS, including appropriate library-based research data support services.

The position contributes to the library's efforts to provide practical and valuable services in support of the research enterprise on campus. The position collaborates with faculty, graduate students, academic units, research center personnel, and colleagues to provide customized library services for scholarly communication and research.

 

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.ummsjobs.com/job/4749/.

 

Why work at the Lamar Soutter Library at UMass Medical School? 

The Lamar Soutter Library (LSL) has a creative, supportive and enthusiastic team that encourages each member to leverage his/her own unique interests and skills in the library profession. We value both professional development and professional service to librarianship, and mentorship and collaboration are very much a part of our workforce mentality. 

 

LSL serves the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Nursing, Graduate School of Biomedical Science and the multi-site clinical partners including six member hospitals and multiple clinical sites. The library is a vital partner with the 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.

In this team-based environment, staff are highly engaged and work on a wide range of projects ranging from wellness to data visualization to clinical support. UMass Medical School, Massachusetts' first and only public academic health sciences center, is 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.

 

We're the "Heart of the Commonwealth"

The City of Worcester - a five-time recipient of the All - American City Award - is in the heart of Massachusetts. As New England's second largest city, with a population of 185,000, Worcester combines the historic charm of a small town with the conveniences and attractions of a thriving metropolis. As National Public Radio reported last year, Worcester is a growing, thriving, affordable place to live and work (https://www.wgbh.org/news/local-news/2018/09/24/worcester-is-hip-really).

 

Concert halls and theaters, a lively and eclectic music vibe, vast art offerings, a booming restaurant and brewery scene, and much more. Close to the mountains and the coast, Worcester is a diverse, multi-ethnic, culturally rich "neighborhood city", with a long history in higher education and industry, and a welcome sign for all.

 

For more information and to apply, please visit https://www.ummsjobs.com/job/3566/.

 

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Records Generalist (Temporary), Loring, Wolcott & Coolidge, Boston, MA

Position Summary

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 Technology.

 

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 to convert to regular employment. The Records Generalist position is not eligible to participate in the Remote Workplace Program.

 

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.

 

To Apply

Applicants should send resume and cover letter to careers@lwcotrust.com.

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Assistant Director of Technology and Administration, Holbrook Public Library, Holbrook, MA

The Holbrook Public Library seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented professional for the position of Assistant Director of Technology and Administration. The Technology Librarian is a member of the management team of the Holbrook Public Library.  The position's main focuses are on the technology/networking needs of the library and administrative duties. The position is covered by an individual contract with the Board of Library Trustees of the Holbrook Public Library and is overseen by the Library Director. AA/EOE

 

Technology Duties

  • Administers and maintains the integrated library system (currently SIRSI Workflows), 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.

  • Manages library systems and platforms and their performances, often in conjunction with the OCLN and library vendors.

  • Serves as point of contact to library systems and emerging technology vendors.

  • Adapts and/or adopts technologies in support of evolving library reference, instruction, and access services models.

  • Works collaboratively with others 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.

  • Advises, trains, and teaches staff, and patrons in new library technologies.

  • Provides library systems support to library colleagues.

  • Participates in library 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.

  • Assisting the Director with software updates and hardware maintenance.- 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.

  • Reports directly to and works under the supervision of the Library Director but functions independently.

  • Responsible for coordinating and supporting Library website and Internet services;

  • Prioritizes support and troubleshooting of administrative LAN

  • Maintains records of software licenses, warranty, and repair documentation. 

  • Responsible for supply, equipment and peripherals budget requests.  

 

Administration Duties (shared with other Assistant Director positions)

  • Prepares and files weekly payroll to be approved by Library Director.

  • Prepares and files all vendor bills and contact information; vouchers approved by Board of Library Trustees.

  • Supervises all professional, support and volunteer staff in the absence of the Library Director. 

  • Provides instruction in library skills for staff and library users.

  • Under the supervision of the Library Director, is responsible for planning, organizing, operating and managing technology driven resources and the automated network system.

  • Maintains library website and other related sites and social media accounts.

  • Assists Library Director with long-range planning, financial management, budget preparation, collective bargaining agreement issues, and development of recommendations for library policies and procedures.

  • 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.

  • Directs the development, repair and maintenance of the library building and grounds in the absence of the Library Director.

  • In the absence of the Library Director, performs his/her duties as necessary to maintain normal Library operations.

  • Attends meetings of the Library Board of Trustees when requested to attend.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned by the Director.  

 

Qualifications

Recommended Minimum Qualifications: Graduate of a four year college with a Master's degree in Library Science or an equivalent degree, with two (2) years related work experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.

 

Salary: $25.26 per hour 20 hours per week.  Schedule may include evenings and Saturdays.

 

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:

Donald Colon, Library Director at dcolon@ocln.org

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Collection Development Librarian, Manchester Community Library, Manchester Center, VT

The Position 

The Manchester Community Library (MCL) is seeking a curious, creative, and mission-driven individual who believes in the power of libraries in transforming both communities and individuals. The right person will embrace our diverse community and will possess the organizational, interpersonal, and critical thinking skills along with the knowledge necessary for maintaining the integrity of the Library's collection through researching, selecting, ordering, processing, cataloguing, and monitoring the availability, relevance, repair, and care of materials. 

 

About Us 

Since the opening of our new building in 2014, the MCL has established itself as a hub of community life. Open to all, the Library is a place that not only connects patrons with books and ideas but with one another. Libraries such as ours are unique. Individuals of all ages walk through our doors, attending movie nights, practicing yoga, learning mah jongg, and finding companionship. At the MCL we are committed to creating a space where people from across all walks of life can come together and access freely our shared culture and heritage. Our Mission: Manchester Community Library is open to all as an inspiring gathering place for the community, providing opportunities and resources for personal enrichment and growth. 

 

On Vermont 

Southern Vermont is an extraordinary place to call home. Surrounded by mountains and natural beauty, the air is pristine, communities safe, and the quality of life outstanding. Farmers markets abound in the summers and winters offer a diverse array of nordic activities. We have strong schools and easy access via Amtrak and Albany International Airport. A rich number of art and cultural organizations are within easy reach along with a deep and abiding sense of community that is rare to find. For the right individual, this is a dream job in a dream library with a strong and committed Board, Executive Director, and staff. 

 

The Position 

  • Select Library materials, which includes researching current trends, analyzing current collections, and recommending materials to Library administration. 
  • Manage financial aspects of ordering, including: purchase order creation, oversight of receiving and invoice approval, and vendor discount and terms of service negotiation.
  • Accept, process, designate, and catalog all new materials; work in conjunction with book sale volunteer to accept and designate donated materials for book sales or to add into the collection.
  • Develop and implement procedures to evaluate the Library holdings to ensure an active and relevant collection for the community; manage the database (ILS). Acquire and maintain MARC records in the online database.
  • Maintain the integrity of the online catalogue (OPAC) to ensure members can accurately search Library holdings.
  • Maintain the glades; select correct designations for non-fiction books.
  • Ensure collection relevance and quality by creating and applying weeding principles and assisting librarians with the de-selection process.
  • Generate monthly New Titles list for the website.
  • Collaborate with partner organizations, including Burr & Burton Academy.
  • Provide collection analysis support to all levels of library staff through creation of reports (e.g., circulation, cataloging, patron activity) using the ILS system and SQL reporting tools; prepare statistics as needed.
  • Provide customer service, reader's advisory assistance, and ready reference service in person, on the phone, and via email. Read and research reviews for books and audiobooks.
  • Participate in developing Library goals, policies, and procedures and in preparing the annual budget.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development; attend Vermont Library Association and other regional conferences. Read professional literature regarding best practices to keep abreast of new developments in library science.
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings prepared to participate in problem-solving discussions.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite; in-depth knowledge of library automation systems.
  • Serve on, or advise, Board committees as deemed necessary by the Board of Trustees and Executive Director.
  • Bachelor's Degree required; a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science and current Vermont certification or a Vermont certificate of library training, preferred.
  • Valid driver's license and transportation required. 

 

Our Ideal Candidate 

  • Warm, engaged, collaborative, flexible, and enthusiastic disposition; open-minded and receptive to feedback. 
  • Successful in cultivating positive, collaborative working relationships with supervisors, subordinates, co-workers, Board members, patrons, and volunteers as part of a coordinated team.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to speak compellingly about the Library's mission.
  • Resourceful and self-directed; pro-active and adept at anticipating organizational needs.
  • Technologically savvy; data and outcomes driven.
  • Capacity to multi-task and prioritize competing demands while remaining calm, positive, and detail-oriented.
  • Experience participating in the direction, supervision, and performance management of support staff or volunteers.
  • Rigorous standards for personal and professional integrity. 

 

Physical Requirements 

  • Frequent need to see, walk, sit, stand, talk, and hear. 
  • Occasional need to bend, stoop, kneel, and crouch.
  • Ability to read, write and communicate fluently in English.
  • Dexterity to perform data entry on a computer, laptop, iPad, or other electronic device.
  • Visual acuity sufficient to read print in 8-point font.
  • Physical dexterity to reach shelves of various heights, push full carts. Ability to exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

 

To Apply 

To view the full position, please visit the following link. To apply, please send an email including a cover letter, resume, and three references to J. Violet Gannon, Executive Director, (jvgannon@mclvt.org). A criminal background check is required. Position will remain open until filled. 

 

Salary commensurate with experience. 

The position is for 35 hours per week. 

 

Please note, the above job description describes the general nature, tasks, responsibilities, and level of work to be performed; it is not meant to be an all-inclusive list of every responsibility, duty, and skill required for the position.

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Scholarly and Public Programs Coordinator, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

Houghton Library seeks an energetic, focused, and intellectually curious administrative professional for a one-year position as Scholarly and Public Programs Assistant. The Houghton building will be closed between August 2019 - August 2020 for a major renovation. During this time, the Assistant will provide logistical and organizational support for library communications and the dynamic program of inaugural exhibitions, events, and publications planned for Houghton's reopening.

 

Reporting to the Director of Scholarly and Public Programs, the individual in this position will perform duties that are vital to Scholarly and Public Programs' daily operations and contribute to larger projects in service of the library's overarching mission.

 

This position requires the ability to plan and execute both short- and longer-term projects, a well-honed talent in prioritizing tasks, and excellent listening skills. The successful applicant will be enthusiastic and quick to learn, eager to work on a wide variety of projects both alone and in collaboration with Houghton staff, and have the flexibility to change gears rapidly as the situation dictates.

 

*This position will work 17.5 hours a week. This is a one year term position.

 

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

 

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Specialist - Strategic Research & Analysis, Collins Aerospace, Windsor Locks, CT

At Collins Aerospace, we're dedicated to relentlessly tackle the toughest challenges in our industry - all to redefine aerospace.

Created in 2018 through the combination of two leading companies- Rockwell Collins and United Technologies Aerospace Systems - we're driving the industry forward through technologically advanced and intelligent solutions for global aerospace and defense. Every day we imagine ways to make the skies and the spaces we touch smarter, safer and more amazing than ever. Together we chart new journeys, reunite families, protect nations and save lives. And we do it all with some of the greatest talent this industry has to offer.

We are Collins Aerospace and we hope you join us as we REDEFINE AEROSPACE.

 

Job Description

The position will be working at Collins Aerospace with the Strategic Research & Analysis (SRA) team to process research requests and complete analysis of the competitive landscape.  The position will work under the direction of the Associate Director and Senior Analysts and be part of a highly motivated team that provides information to Collins Aerospace employees at the various Strategic Business Units worldwide.

 

Principal Responsibilities

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Understanding current resources offered to employees via SRA website

  • Researching and analyzing information on various competitors, market trends and market data and determine significance, assess implications and provides analysis with recommended actions.

  • Prioritizing and coordinating multiple research projects at once

  • Monitoring market and competitive intelligence activities to deliver critical strategic insights that enable decision making across product, marketing, sales, distribution, and support.

  • Curating business and technical alerts

  • Managing information on subscriptions and market intelligence in our SharePoint and Dynamics CRM systems

This position will help an individual to gain knowledge of a working research and analysis team with attention on data sources (online resources, print resources, and reference materials specific to an aerospace-related library), information pathfinders, and technical / business knowledge management.  This position offers a unique, broad view of the aerospace systems businesses.

 

Experience/Skills

Minimum:    

  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong customer service focus

  • Strong analytical thinking skills - be able to triangulate data, competitive trends and secondary insights

  • Strong project management skills - demonstrated ability to set priorities and work within a diverse and changing environment

  • 5+ years of experience in competitive intelligence, market research, and/or strategic planning

  • Results-oriented mindset with a focus on high impact activities and driving strategic initiatives through to execution

  • Strong copyright knowledge, in particular knowledge regarding use of copyrighted works in a corporate setting

  • Ability to read, analyze and synthesize writings

Preferred:    

  • SharePoint and Dynamics CRM experience

  • Skills and/or knowledge in administration and best practices in digital libraries

  • Knowledge Management experience

  • Understanding of the Aerospace sector

  • Engineering or Technical background

  • Library Services

 

Education

Minimum:

  • BA / BS

Preferred:

  • Masters Degree (MLIS - Master of Library and Information Science)

At Collins, the paths we pave together lead to limitless possibility. And the bonds we form - with our customers and with each other -- propel us all higher, again and again.

Some of our competitive benefits package includes:

• Medical, dental, and vision insurance

• Three weeks of vacation for newly hired employees

• Generous 401(k) plan that includes employer matching funds and separate employer retirement contribution

• Tuition reimbursement • Life insurance and disability coverage

• And more

 

Apply now and be part of the team that's redefining aerospace, every day.

 

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

Privacy Policy and Terms:

Click on this link to read the Policy and Terms

 

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E-Resource Specialist, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Brandeis University seeks to hire an E-Resource Specialist. This person will work in conjunction with the Electronic Resources Librarian in managing the electronic resources life cycle, focusing on e-journal acquisitions and maintenance, resolving access issues, and collecting and analyzing usage statistics. This position also coordinates print serials and binding activity, and trains students staff to assist with these workflows. Because our mission and history are rooted in the pursuit of social justice we aim to include this value in all that we do. We are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those who have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation and who are committed to building, engaging with, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

 

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Electronic Resources Librarian, participates in management of electronic resources, particularly e-journals, throughout their life cycle, including acquisitions (ordering and invoicing), access management, renewals, and cancellations. Maintains accurate order and invoice information in library services platform.

  • Troubleshoots and resolves access issues for electronic resources and performs maintenance activities that contribute to their discovery and access, including our knowledge base, link resolver, and proxy access systems.

  • Coordinates all print serial activities, including ordering, invoicing, receiving, claiming, renewals, and cancellations. Coordinates commercial binding process for serials and non-serials. Trains student employees to assist with print serials check-in and binding activities.

  • Assists in collection and analysis of usage and resource data, and provides reports for collection and budget management as needed.

  • Establishes relationships with vendors, publishers, and library staff as a primary point of contact for print serials and e-journals.

 

Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree is required; master's degree in library science preferred  plus 1-3 years of experience with e-resources and/or serials

Experience working with electronic resources and print serials in an academic library. Understanding of automated library systems and processes.  Commitment to contributing to the Library's work in developing an environment that is inclusive and supportive of diversity. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

This is a union position in the SEIU Local 888 Bargaining Unit.

 

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

 

Closing Statement

Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. Toward that end, it is essential that Brandeis be free from discrimination and harassment on the basis of race, color, ancestry, religious creed, gender identity and expression, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, age, genetic information, disability, military or veteran status or any other category protected by law (also known as membership in a "protected class").  



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Circulation Coordinator, Vermont Technical College, Randolph, VT

Job Description

  • Coordinate and carry out circulation of library materials to the Vermont Tech and Community College of Vermont communities.

  • Coordinate operations and workflow at the circulation desk including scheduling coverage for opening hours.

  • Regularly staff the circulation desk, administering course reserves, circulating items, and responding to patron queries in-person, over the phone and online.

  • Organize the hiring, training, supervision and scheduling of part-time student assistants in circulation services and stack maintenance.

  • Coordinate the maintenance and updating of the patron database and circulation policies.

  • Coordinate with staff at CCV academic centers, VTC remote sites and other Vermont State College Libraries to ensure efficient circulation and return of shared VSC materials.

  • Oversee overdue notices and billing for lost items and work with patrons to ensure return of materials.

  • Coordinate stacks maintenance including print periodicals, and shifting of collections to accommodate acquisitions and de-selection.

  • Oversee the Library space and communicate with the appropriate office for resolution of equipment and facilities issues. Communicate issues to staff.

  • Report and track library statistics related to circulation, usage of the services and space.

  • Assist with inter-library loans and other library functions as needed.

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree plus two to four years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired.

  • Excellent overall understanding of college library organization and systems, with a broad base of technical knowledge and skills related to the position.

  • Interest and ability to learn new technology. Relevant training or experience in use of computerized library information systems preferred.

  • Excellent customer service and communication skills and ability to deal effectively with library patrons necessary.

  • Strong reading, writing, math, and analytical/problem solving skills required.

  • Good basic administrative, organizational and supervisory skills needed.

  • Valid Vermont driver's license required.

 

Additional Information

Applications will be accepted until positions are filled or by date specified. However, applications received after the initial screening will be considered at the discretion of the College.

Vermont Tech strongly encourages applications from members of ethnic minority groups and other under-represented backgrounds. Vermont Tech is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of the Vermont State Colleges system. In compliance with ADA requirements, we will make reasonable accommodations for the known disability of an otherwise qualified applicant.

NOTE: This job is subject to a fingerprint-supported criminal background check. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the satisfactory results of this check.

VSCSF bargaining unit  Grade: 10, starting salary $29,388       FLSA: Non-Exempt Full-time 37.5hrs/week, Monday-Friday 8-4:30, 12 months

 

Application Instructions

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. All applications must be submitted via this online process. We regret we are unable to accept applications or resumes submitted via mail, email, or fax. Please follow the instructions to complete the job application. In addition to the application you may upload a resume/CV, cover letter, and any other supporting materials. For best results all uploaded documents should be in PDF format.

As you are submitting your application via this online process, please assure you provide an accurate email address. You will then receive an acknowledgment indicating your application materials have been received.

Should you experience difficulty with the application process, please click on the Contact our Help Desk link and a technical representative will respond to your request.

 

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Assistant Library Director, Pelham Public Library, Pelham, NH

The Pelham (NH) Public Library Board of Trustees is currently seeking a dynamic, innovative and dedicated Assistant Library Director to assist in leading a heavily used community resource into the future. 

Appointed by an elected Board of five Library Trustees and under its general direction of the Library Director, the Assistant Library Director has secondary administrative responsibility for the provision of public library services. The position requires independent judgment, initiative and decision-making, as well as frequent interaction with the community, town officials and senior staff, local groups and organizations.

 

Responsibilities

The Library Assistant Director assists the Library Director with administration, development, planning and/or overseeing all aspects of library operations, including personnel selection, supervision and performance evaluations of staff. Assists the Director with budgeting and expenditures; collection development and maintenance; materials processing; building and grounds maintenance; automation and the use of appropriate technology; programming; marketing; policies, plans and procedures; reports and presentations; and community and vendor relations. The Assistant Director along with the Library Director will also be working closely with library trustees on implementing the library's Long-Range Plan.

 

The successful candidate will serve as an ambassador within the community, advocating and promoting the library's mission by demonstrating enthusiasm, creativity, and an understanding and respect for the needs, interests and demands of the community. S/he must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a thorough working knowledge of modern library policies, practices, technologies and trends; and strong people and task management skills.

 

About Pelham, NH

With a population approaching 14,000, Pelham is situated approximately 35 miles north of Boston, MA, and is within 20 minutes of Manchester, NH, 50 minutes west of Portsmouth. Residents enjoy the town's rural character, with actively managed conservation properties and a myriad of hiking trails, in addition, the town has a robust Recreation Department that offers a wide range of activities for all ages.

 

Qualifications

The position requires a Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and at least five (3) years of progressively responsible library experience, and at least three (1) years of supervisory experience, preferably in a public library setting. This is a full-time (40 hours/week), exempt position, and includes regular evening meetings and occasional weekend hours. The library offers a competitive salary range ($53,440 - $58,241) as well as a town benefits package. Starting salary will be dependent upon the candidate's level of experience and qualifications.

 

Application Instructions

Applicants seeking consideration should submit a statement of their interest and qualifications, resume and three professional references to pplemployeesearch@gmail.com. Search Committee Chair, at pplemployeesearch@gmail.com. NO DROP-IN OR PAPER APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED. Applications received by October 25, 2019 will be given priority consideration.

 

Position will remain open until filled.



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Director, Pelham Public Library, Pelham, NH

The Pelham (NH) Public Library Board of Trustees is currently seeking a dynamic, innovative and dedicated Library Director to lead a heavily used community resource into the future.

Appointed by an elected Board of five Library Trustees and under its general direction, the Library Director has overall administrative responsibility for the provision of public library services. The position requires independent judgment, initiative and decision-making, as well as frequent interaction with the community, town officials and senior staff, local groups and organizations.

 

Responsibilities

The Library Director administers, develops, plans and/or oversees all aspects of library operations, including personnel selection, supervision and performance evaluations of staff and volunteers; budgeting and expenditures; collection development and maintenance; materials processing; building and grounds maintenance; automation and the use of appropriate technology; programming; marketing; policies, plans and procedures; reports and presentations; and community and vendor relations. The Director will also be working closely with library trustees on implementing the library's Long-Range Plan.



The successful candidate will serve as an ambassador within the community, advocating and promoting the library's mission by demonstrating enthusiasm, creativity, and an understanding and respect for the needs, interests and demands of the community. S/he must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills; a thorough working knowledge of modern library policies, practices, technologies and trends; and strong people and task management skills.



About Pelham, NH

With a population approaching 14,000, Pelham is situated approximately 35 miles north of Boston, MA, and is within 20 minutes of Manchester, NH, 50 minutes west of Portsmouth. Residents enjoy the town's rural character, with actively managed conservation properties and a myriad of hiking trails, in addition, the town has a robust Recreation Department that offers a wide range of activities for all ages.



Qualifications

The position requires a Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible library experience, and at least three (3) years of supervisory experience, preferably in a public library setting. This is a full- time (40 hours/week), exempt position, and includes regular evening meetings and occasional weekend hours. The library offers a competitive salary range ($70,450 - $76,158) as well as a town benefits package. Starting salary will be dependent upon the candidate's level of experience and qualifications.

 

Application Instructions

Applicants seeking consideration should submit a statement of their interest and qualifications, resume and three professional references to pplemployeesearch@gmail.com. Search Committee Chair, at pplemployeesearch@gmail.com. NO DROP-IN OR PAPER APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED. Applications received by October 25, 2019 will be given priority consideration.

 

Position will remain open until filled.

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Part-Time Reference Librarian, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

Primary Duties

Part-time 20 hour per week position in Reference Department of Nashua Public Library.

The schedule for this position includes 3 to 4 evenings 5:30 - 8:30 PM and Saturdays 9 AM - 5:30 PM. Some Sunday hours may be available.

Duties include:

  • In-person, telephone, and computer-based patron assistance
  • Interlibrary loan, readers' advisory and special projects as assigned. 

 

Minimum Entrance Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Library Science
  • 1-2 years of experience working in the reference department of a public library, including answering research questions and assisting customers with the use of computers.
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft Office software and web-based research tools is also required.
  • Applicant must have excellent communication skills and a demonstrated aptitude for serving the public.
  • Experience demonstrating and troubleshooting eBooks and downloadable audiobooks is desired.
  • Fluency in a second language is a plus.

 

Hours of Work: 20 hours/wk - Includes Evenings and Weekends

Affiliation: Union AFT Local #4831

Starting Salary: Not to exceed $18.40/hr, depending on education/experience

 

Application Procedure:

Submit cover letter, application/resume, and three professional references to:

http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

 

Applications Accepted Online Until Position is Filled

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Customer Service Bibliographer, EBSCO Industries, Inc., Contocook, NH

GOBI Library Solutions provides print and digital content, supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and special libraries throughout the world. GOBI has 300 employees with customers in 63 countries and is headquartered in Contoocook, NH, USA. GOBI is a division of EBSCO Information Services.

 

GOBI Customer Service Bibliographer

The mission of the GOBI Customer Service Bibliographer (CSB) is to provide outstanding customer service to a portfolio of academic library customers, partner with the GOBI Sales team, take ownership of customer issues and develop strong relationships with both internal and external customers that support future sales and development. We are looking for a service-oriented individual with experience working in a fast-paced, customer facing environment, able to adapt to and support complex and developing service requirements. Ideally, candidates will have experience in a professional service role that required use of multiple online systems, detailed research and problem solving, excellent communication skills, and effective time management.

 

An informal survey in March 2019 of current Customer Service team members summarized the following qualities of a "quintessential GOBI Customer Service Bibliographer:" Accommodating. Adaptable. Collaborative. Curious. Customer-oriented. Determined. Inquisitive. Organized. Patient. Problem-solver. Resourceful. Trust-worthy.

 

Primary Responsibilities:

The following statements describe the general nature of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Additional duties may be assigned by Management:

  • For assigned group of customers serve as primary service contact via phone and email

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of your assigned customers, focusing on organization, workflows, ILS and GOBI integrations and touchpoints, and other unique or custom factors that should be considered over the course of issue resolution

  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of GOBI functionality and services, focusing on the ability to effectively triage and respond to customer questions, needs and issues

  • Receive issues from customers with confidence, competence and empathy

  • Drive resolution of issues from receipt and clarification through confirmation of successful resolution

  • Work collaboratively with cross-functional operating teams to ensure appropriate focus and cooperation during resolution phase, including process improvement opportunities

  • Work collaboratively with customers and Sales to communicate promptly, accurately and thoroughly in a professional and courteous manner

  • Look for and develop potential growth opportunities within existing accounts

  • Thoroughly document customer details in both internal systems and share information with team members and sales.

  • Update and/or produce internal documentation for training and education purposes.
  • Track most customer and sales interactions within the CRM software thoroughly.

 

Role-Based Competencies:

  • Service Orientation: Demonstrate empathy, professionalism and ownership in stakeholder interactions. Actively listen to stakeholder inquiries and issues, set expectations for resolution, conduct related research and follow up promptly and manage the issue until final resolution.

  • Flexibility: Adaptable to both planned and unexpected changes in schedules, workflows and processes while maintaining a positive attitude. Take on new challenges with enthusiasm.

  • Diagnostic Listening: Listens effectively and understands the perspective of others. Asks the right questions - identifying issues, problems, and opportunities. Ability to get to the core issue quickly by understanding what the customer needs are by performing analysis and displaying critical thinking skills. Incorporates the GOBI perspective as applicable.

  • Judgment: Sets a positive example in the values of learning, teaching, and teamwork. Brings the "GOBI experience" to customers. Understands the GOBI culture and core principles - strives to exemplify in all interactions with others.

  • Influence and Persuasion: Demonstrating courage and integrity by promptly addressing problems or issues, voicing concerns in a professional manner, consulting with others, asking difficult questions, challenging the status quo. Courage to disappoint and knowing how to stand between the customer and the cliff. Focusing on the performance of quality work by understanding the customer's business, issues, and environment. Creating and maintain mutually respectful customer relationships.

  • Planning, Execution, and Accountability: Efficiently planning and performing work in accordance with customer expectations and professional standards. Consistently identifies key milestones for projects and tracks actual vs. plan over time. Assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments. Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major change or challenges at customers or internally. Adjusts to new work structures, processes, customer cultures. Appropriately using resources to accomplish business objectives. Demonstrates awareness and consults when appropriate.

  • Communication: Effectively tailoring verbal and written communication for the audience. Ability to use various presentation styles and modes to deliver a clear and concise message. Displays confidence and professionalism in all external and internal interactions.

  • Problem Solving: Providing, seeking, and using resources to develop a POV and determine a path to resolution and next steps. Acclimate to new customer work structures, processes, and requirements. Ability to sift through and analyze information to generate alternative solutions.

  • Thriving In a High Paced Environment: Demonstrates the ability to adapt quickly - dealing with change and ambiguity. Demonstrates the ability to "keep up" with the constant flow of demands by filtering information appropriately.

  • Acquiring and Applying Technical Expertise: Acquiring and applying a deep knowledge of GOBI products and services. Applying technical knowledge in addressing customer issues and challenges. Staying current with business and industry information and trends.

 

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

 

About EBSCO Industries, Inc.

EBSCO Industries, Inc.is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.

EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

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Science and Engineering Reference Librarian, University of Maine, Orono, ME

Statement of the Job

To support the instructional, research, scholarship, creative activity, and public service missions of the University of Maine by providing information literacy instruction and design assistance, reference service, research assistance, and collection development. To participate in fostering learner success, to assist with creating and innovating for Maine and beyond, and to help grow and steward partnerships. Typical hiring range for this position is $42,500-$49,000 commensurate with experiences and qualifications.

 

About the University

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System's flagship university.  As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.

 

Further information about UMaine can be found at https://umaine.edu/

 

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

 

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life.  Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. 

 

Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here.

 

Qualifications

Master's degree in library science from a school accredited by the American Library Association is required.  Reference experience is required, with reference experience with engineering or forest resource materials preferred. Patent experience is preferred. Experience or training in information literacy instruction. Experience or training in classroom instruction and online instruction. Computer database searching and experience with the creation of web pages. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently or as part of a team.

 

Other Information:

 

Work environment:

Work environment is similar to most academic library settings in that it is responsive to the information requirements of the faculty, staff, and students and, as such, is strongly a public service position that is expected to be available to interact with all constituents.  The position will be affected by rapid changes in information technology and by changes in pedagogy. This employee will be expected to help monitor these changes and assist in adjusting services accordingly.

Work Schedule: 40 hours per week including weekend and evening hours, however work beyond this may be necessary to complete the requirements of the position.

 

Application Instructions:

Materials must be submitted via the following link. You will need to create a profile and application. 

Please upload the following:

1.) A cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position 

2.) A resume/curriculum vitae

3.) Contact information for three professional references.  

 

You will also need to complete the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

 

Search Timeline is as follows:

Review of applications to begin: 10/22/2019

Screening interviews to begin no earlier than: 10/30/2019

On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: 11/18/2019

Tentative start date: 01/06/2020

 

Appropriate background checks are required.

 

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran's status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

 

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Technical Services Librarian, SAILS Library Network, Lakeville, MA

Working in a team environment, the SAILS Technical Services Librarian assists with the ongoing support of the bibliographic database and digital services managed by the SAILS library network. This position works closely with the Network Cataloger and Executive Director to coordinate centralized cataloging and record maintenance for the network; perform database management; and provide support in the areas of cataloging, acquisitions, and serials for member libraries. This position also oversees and supports SAILS digital and electronic collections. The Technical Services Librarian reports to the Executive Director.

 

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for establishing and reviewing metadata procedures and practices for the SAILS Digital History Collection.

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

  • Provides support for SAILS electronic resource collections.

  • Provides support to member libraries, troubleshoots ILS issues, and runs reports in the areas of cataloging, acquisitions and serials.

  • Responsible for batch loading and global editing of database records.

  • Works on special cataloging and database cleanup projects for the SAILS member libraries.

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

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

  • Assists with the creation of documentation for member libraries.

  • Assists with meetings and presentations, under the direction of the Executive Director.

  • Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent.

  • Extensive knowledge of current cataloging practices and rules. Experience should include original cataloging, using AACR2 and RDA, Dublin Core, and LCSH; knowledge of cataloging standards for digital formats; and familiarity with established and emerging metadata standards.

  • Experience working on digitization projects is preferred.

  • Knowledge of Digital Asset Management software is preferred.
    Strong technology skills are required.

  • Experience working with an automated library management system, preferably Symphony Workflows.

  • Knowledge of trends in electronic resource licensing and purchase models is desirable.

  • Ability to exercise independent judgment and initiative.

  • Ability to work with large groups with varying cataloging experience.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Valid Driver's License and vehicle with current insurance coverage. Work-related mileage will be reimbursed at the current IRS rate.



Salary: $49,031 - $66,443

How to Apply:

Submit a cover letter and resume as a PDF by email to employment@sailsinc.org with the subject line: Technical Services Librarian.

Open until filled. Preference given to applications submitted by October 18, 2019.

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Project Archivist for the Civil Rights and Restorative Justice Project, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Northeastern University School of Law seeks a skilled and innovative professional for a two-year fulltime grant-funded archivist.  This position reports to the Head of Special Collections and University Archivist in the University Libraries and a School of Law faculty member and supports the work of the Civil Rights & Restorative Justice project (CRRJ).

 

CRRJ collects and compiles data on racially-motivated violence in the mid-twentieth century. To date, CRRJ's preliminary academic and journalistic investigations into about 500 cases of racial homicides has generated over 20,000 items-- records captured from the pages of legal documents, political pamphlets, personal letters, photographs, scrapbooks, audio/video interviews, genealogical information, census records, maps, newspapers, vital statistics, and records from the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Department of Justice, and state and local governmental agencies. The Project holds the country's most extensive collection of written and visual materials on this historical period.

 

Informed by Archives best practices and in collaboration with CRRJ's faculty, staff, and students, this position is tasked with taking this extensive digital and analog collection of evidence and organizing it for maximum usability--to facilitate the stories contained within to come alive. The position will organize and develop clear classification systems and facilitate appropriate public access to the material.

 

The position will develop policies and procedures governing use of holdings; ensure intellectual property/copyright concerns are addressed within proper legal and policy frameworks; facilitate researcher access to the holdings; and work with professional staff on outreach, publications, and products promoting the holdings.  As a member of both the Law School team and the Library staff, the person will collaborate with colleagues in both groups, including serving on relevant committees and/or working groups, undertaking special projects as assigned, training and supervising students and part-time staff in both units as needed. The successful applicant will work well in a fast-paced academic setting and be comfortable as a project lead and in a team environment that includes students, academic faculty, and library professionals.

 

Duties 

  • Manage the collection
  • Arrange and describe formats of material, determine preservation and conservation best practices
  • Analyze copyright and privacy policies and issues for materials not in the public domain
  • Recommend delivery specifications for digitization
  • Ensure long term access through identification and resolution of problems in preservation of materials
  • Manage and ensure completion of grant commitments; hire, train and supervise student employees
  • Manage reference and research services, including use of material for classroom instruction and reproduction

 

  • Process the analog collection and cross-reference the contents of the analog and digital collections
  • Create a robust case inventory
  • Create and implement processing plans and metrics, re-format audio and video materials
  • Update finding aids

 

  • Create and Implement a Metadata schema for the digital collection. 
  • Create and manage imaging standards for digital objects, re-imaging if necessary
  • Develop workflows for new items to be entered into Northeastern's Digital Repository
  • Create easy-to-follow standards for future growth.

 

  • Promote the discovery, use and growth of the collection. 
  • Assist in disseminating information about collection
  • Write articles and blogs
  • Assist with writing grants for external support
  • Participate in events to promote the collection.

 

Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an ALA accredited library school or equivalent accredited advanced degree in related field with archival concentration. 

  • Broad understanding of trends in Archives and Special Collections as well as technical ability. 

  • Strong project management, planning, organizational, and supervisory skills. 

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to communicate effectively and empathetically with faculty, staff, and community partners.  

  • Must be able to lift 40 pounds and work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible.

  • Direct processing and metadata creation experience

  • A solid understanding of copyright

  • Attention to detail; ability to manage time and complete projects in a timely manner

  • Ability to work independently and as a member of multiple teams with a broad range of colleagues

 

To apply, visit: https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/501657/project-archivist-for-the-civil-rights-and-restorative-justice-project, where details of the position's responsibilities, the University's outstanding benefits, and the salary range associated with this position are also available.

 

The Northeastern University Library supports the mission of the University by working in partnership with the University community to develop and disseminate new scholarship. The Library fosters intellectual and professional growth, enriches the research, teaching, and learning environment, and promotes the effective use of knowledge by managing and delivering information resources and services to library users.

 

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

The Board of Library Trustees and the Town of Stoneham are seeking qualified candidates for the position of Head of Youth Services at the Stoneham Public Library. 

 

Statement of Duties:

The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for the performance of administrative and professional work associated with the planning, organizing and maintenance of the library's youth services including books and materials collection, the development and implementation of a wide variety of children's and young adult programs, including reference, circulation, reader's advisory, materials selection and programming from birth to teenage years. The employee is required to perform all similar or related duties.

 

Supervisory Responsibility:

The employee, as a regular and continuing part of the job, is responsible for the provision of direction and guidance to two (2) full-time employee, up to six (6) part-time employees and volunteers. Functions, programs, work processes and staff size supervised are subject to frequent change throughout the year that can usually be planned for in advance. Employees supervised work at the same location and the same work shift; occasionally may be dispersed to other locations. 

 

Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Library Science required. The candidate must be a self-starter, coordinate all Children's programming, ordering print and non-print materials for the Junior Library, among other duties.

 

A successful candidate must have the ability to deal with the public in a businesslike manner and maintain the Library's high level of public service. Proficiency with computers and other technology is a must. 

 

Application Instructions:

The complete job description can be found on the website: https://www.stoneham-ma.gov/674/2019-Town-of-Stoneham-Job-Opportunities

 

Interested qualified candidates should apply with the following application materials: 

  • Cover letter (indicating position applied for).
  • Resume.
  • Three professional references. 

Employment applications are required, a copy is available on the town's website. https://www.stoneham-ma.gov/729/JOB-APPLICATION 

 

Application materials may also be sent by email to: langley@noblenet.org

Or Stoneham Public Library 431 Main Street Stoneham, MA 02180 Attention: Nicole Langley, Library Director Open until filled, first review of applications will be September 30, 2019. 

 

The Town of Stoneham is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Information Research Specialist, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Baker Research Services (BRS), a research team within HBS Knowledge and Library Services, is seeking an expert data wrangler/researcher to become a valued member of BRS providing unique data and research support to HBS faculty and doctoral students through multiple phases of their research, teaching and learning activities. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Supports the creation of original intellectual property by HBS faculty and doctoral students in the forms of scholarly articles and books, cases, conference presentations, course materials, and web content.
  • Researches, identifies, evaluates, obtains, accesses, interprets and analyzes text and quantitative information and data from printed and digital sources including, but not limited to: macroeconomic, financial, accounting, and securities data, and information collected from thirdparty and non-traditional sources.
  • Responds accurately and rapidly to the information needs of clients using electronic, printed, and other types of information sources. Responsible for completing a varying number of long-term research projects as well as responding to quick-turnaround information requests.
  • Builds and manages coherent spreadsheets and databases, merges data from multiple sources and formats, performs limited statistical analyses, and creates data visualizations representing results of research and analyses.
  • Consults with and advises researchers on optimal methodologies and interpretations of results.
  • Provides colleagues and clients with training and support for specialized research databases and analytical software in BRS.
  • Participates in Baker Library and Harvard Library committees, working groups, events, etc. 

 

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree or equivalent graduate education in Economics, Statistics, Library/Information Science, Business Administration or other relevant discipline.
  • Minimum 5 years of overall experience with 3+ years of applicable work experience.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in accessing and preparing for analysis data from diverse sources and in structured and unstructured formats, using Excel and at least one statistical analysis software package (SAS, Stata, R, etc.).

 

Additional Qualifications:

  • Solid understanding of business and economics concepts, related quantitative/qualitative measures for research application, and research methodologies, practices, and tools.
  • Experience finding, collecting, cleaning, manipulating and analyzing quantitative data in a research environment, including experience with third-party business data sources.
  • Record of participation in research, preferably in a business-related discipline and particularly in the process of accessing and preparing raw data for analysis.
  • Ability to work closely with HBS faculty, doctoral students, research assistants, and colleagues to understand and assist with the achievement of their research goals and to help resolve problems.
  • Knowledge of literature databases (particularly business literature databases such as Factiva, EBSCO, and LexisNexis) and experience with tools and strategies for searching these databases, organizing voluminous search results, and integrating results with data from other sources.
  • Highly developed skills and creativity in information research, organization, presentation and delivery; excellent critical thinking skills; superb customer service. Ability to learn and apply new skills as required to meet clients' needs. Able to produce timely, high quality results under pressure.
  • Proven record of managing client relationships, setting priorities, meeting multiple deadlines and sharing workloads and projects with a research team.
  • Demonstrated ability to instruct and guide others in the use of data sources and data analysis tools and to troubleshoot problems.
  • Demonstrated ability and willingness to work well with others and to collaborate and contribute to group projects-- such as participation on committees and working groups-- within BRS, across KLS, and across the Harvard Library.
  •  Working knowledge of data visualization tools (Tableau, D3, R), Python or other scripting languages, MariaDB, textual analysis, and/or GIS mapping software is a plus.

 

Working Relationships

  • Works on an adaptive, collaborative team of 7 BRS colleagues. Reports to the Senior Manager, Baker Research Services.
  • Works closely with HBS faculty, doctoral students, and research associates in a high-touch, customer-focused environment.
  • Contributes to the goals and priorities of BRS and Knowledge and Library Services (KLS).
  • Works closely with subject matter, content, and technical experts across KLS, HBS and the Harvard University community.

 

Additional Information

Come join us! One of 13 schools at Harvard University, Harvard Business School (HBS) is located just across the river from Harvard University's main campus and a short walk from Harvard Square in Cambridge. HBS's mission is to educate leaders who make a difference in the world.

Baker Library, part of Harvard Business School's Knowledge and Library Services (KLS) department, is one of the preeminent academic business libraries in the world. Its innovative programs provide the expertise and resources that faculty, students, alumni and visiting scholars depend on in order to create, share, discover, use and disseminate knowledge. Informed leaders start here! Check out some of our services and exhibits.

 

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

 

Many HBS employees are eligible for Flexible Work Arrangements, which may be explored during the interview process.

Cover Letter is Required.

Culture of Inclusion: The work and well-being of HBS are strengthened profoundly by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more.

 

Explore HBS Work Culture at http://www.hbs.edu/employment/ and learn about other Employment Opportunities.

Follow us on Twitter @HBSJobs

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

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

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Supervisor of Youth Services, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

Department: Youth Services

Hours Worked: 40 hrs/wk - Includes evenings and weekends

Starting Salary:  $ 42,064 - $ 55,976 depending on education / experience

 

Primary Duties

Full-time 40-hour position in public library includes at least one evening and weekends in rotation.

  • Leads the youth services team in providing and administering relevant, innovative and diverse services, programs and collections for children, teens and their caregivers.
  • As a member of the senior staff participates in strategic planning and evaluation.
  • Liaison to schools and community partners serving birth to 18. Identifies and participates in community engagement opportunities.
  • Leads the Family Place Libraries initiative.
  • Department administration including personnel, policy development, data reporting and customer suggestions or concerns.
  • Manages departmental budget.
  • Manages youth services collection maintenance and development.

 

Minimum Entrance Requirements

  • Minimum of Master's Degree from an ALA accredited institution and 5 years supervisory experience in a public library setting.
  • Ability to work as part of a team in a busy public library and interact with a diverse public in a welcoming and respectful way.
  • Thorough understanding of child and adolescent development and advance knowledge of library services to children, teens and their caregivers.
  • Experience working with infants, children and teens.
  • A strong knowledge of children's and teen literature.
  • Proficiency and experience with MS Office and demonstrated ability and interest in using computers, Internet, mobile and emerging technologies as it relates to resources for services for youth and caregivers.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage budgets and expenditures.

 

Application Instructions:  

Submit cover letter, application/resume, and three professional references to:

http://applitrack.com/nashua/onlineapp/

 

Applications will be accepted until 5pm on October 16th, 2019

Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/H (Employment recruitment shall be consistent with all state and federal laws)

 

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Assistant Library Director, Keene Public Library, Keene, NH

The Keene Public Library is seeking an experienced professional to work closely with the Library Director and a service-oriented staff in our vibrant downtown area!  The person in this role will assist the Library Director with a variety of duties, such as long-range planning, goal setting, and policy development as well as recruitment, selection, hiring, training and evaluation of employees and volunteers. 

This position focuses on technical services, adult services, and providing daily operational support to the Library staff, but also assumes the duties of the Library Director in her absence, and works closely with the Head of Youth and Community Services in developing opportunities for creativity and collaboration, in support of the Library's twenty-first century mission.

 

Salary Range: $61,906 - $77,146 annualized.

The City offers employees a comprehensive benefits program, including health, dental, life insurances, and retirement plans, as well as opportunities for growth and development.

 

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution, plus five years related experience, including supervisory experience.

The ideal candidate will be a hands-on manager, willing and able to work side by side with staff when necessary, and have experience in all aspects of library operations: budgeting, financial and library reporting, hiring practices, staff management and development, and effective team building. 

He/she will be proficient with library software and circulation services; have a thorough knowledge of and experience using social media and emerging technologies in library and information services; and have a thorough knowledge of library principles and practices, issues and trends.

He/she will also have experience working with Boards and City government, be committed to providing exceptional public service, and have demonstrated skills in establishing and maintaining good working relationships with staff, volunteers, and city officials. Experience working in an environment of diverse needs is essential. 

 

Application Instructions 

Apply online at http://www.ci.keene.nh.us/jobs, and upload your resume and cover letter when requested at the end. Candidates who submit their application by September 22nd will be given preference.

 

About Keene

While some describe Keene as "the Currier and Ives corner of New Hampshire," it serves as the regional center for commerce, employment, cultural attractions, outdoor activities, community events, educational resources, fine dining, and historical landmarks. The business community represents the full spectrum of enterprises from family-owned companies to world-wide leaders in industry.  Geographically situated in the heart of New England, it allows easy access to several popular metropolitan areas including Boston, Hartford, Portland, New York, and Montreal.

 

The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

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Library Director, New Ipswich Library, New Ipswich, NH

The New Ipswich Library in New Ipswich, New Hampshire, is inviting qualified individuals to submit applications for the position of Library Director.

The ideal candidate will bring an openness to new ideas and growth as the number one goal for the New Ipswich Library is to develop and expand what we are able to offer to our community.

 

Job Description 

We are looking for a progressive-minded person with excellent communication skills and a strong knowledge of library operations and technology. We desire someone who thrives on working with the public and who will complement our dedicated and experienced staff. The candidate must be able to make independent decisions throughout the workday that best reflect the mission of the library, as well as the needs of the community and staff.

 

Qualifications

Preferred candidates will have an ALA-accredited degree in library and information sciences and four years of supervisory experience.

 

Salary is negotiable. This position will require a maximum of 24 hours per week including occasional evenings and Saturdays, in addition to attendance at monthly programs.

Employment is subject to a background check.

 

About the New Ipswich Library

The New Ipswich Library is a 501(c)3 organization governed by a Board of Trustees composed of volunteers appointed and elected by the Board. The Library receives funding from a trust fund in addition to funds received via an annual town warrant article.

 

To Apply

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to nilibrarydirectorsearch@gmail.com by October 15, 2019. No phone calls please.

 

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Director, Pontiac Free Library, Warwick, RI

The Pontiac Free Library, a member of Ocean State Libraries, is an independent non-profit library servicing Pontiac Village and nearby neighborhoods in Warwick RI. The Board of Trustees is seeking a forward thinking community focused individual to serve as our director.

 

Qualifications:     

  • Masters in Library Science
  • Administrative or supervisory experience in a public library is preferred.
  • Knowledge of computers and trending technologies.
  • Experience with traditional and emerging library services.

 

Duties:

  • Work closely with the Board of Trustees on annual budget meeting, policy development, and short/long term planning.
  • Supervision of all employees and volunteers.
  • Collection and program development.
  • Program and service development for all patron ages.
  • Community outreach and partnerships.
  • Grant writing and fundraising.
  • Oversight of library building and ground maintenance.

 

Start Date: ASAP

This is a full-time, salaried position of 35 flexible hours per week at $41,000 per year, with a medical stipend.

Position open until filled.

 

To Apply:

Candidates should submit a letter of interest and resume to:

Pontiac Free Library Board of Trustees

101 Greenwich Ave.

Warwick, RI 02886

info@pontiacfreelibrary.org

 

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Engineering Librarian (Part-Time), Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Northeastern University Library seeks candidates to fill a part time, two-month term position providing support for Northeastern's College of Engineering (COE), with the possibility of renewal upon review.

Reporting to the Interim Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship, responsibilities include:

  • Outreach to faculty to provide information on library collaboration opportunities and collections
  • Working directly with students and faculty in COE via appointment-based consultations
  • Collection development for Engineering disciplines, physics, and nanotechnology
  • Maintaining/updating research subject guides for Engineering disciplines (LibGuides).

 

The successful candidate leads discipline-specific and/or open workshops to support teaching and learning as appropriate and participates in providing general research help in the library. This is an excellent opportunity to gain liaison experience at an exciting R1 institution. 

 

Term: Two months

Hours: 30 hours/week

 

Qualifications

Required: BA or BS degree; experience working in an academic library providing research assistance and/or teaching; basic knowledge of engineering disciplines and related information resources; commitment to high quality, user-centered service working with a culturally and ethnically diverse community.

Preferred: MA in library science or degree in-progress; knowledge of and experience with Springshare platforms including LibGuides and LibInsight; teaching experience and/or collection development experience specific to Engineering disciplines.

 

Full/Part Time: Part Time

Education: BA/BS

Salary: $30/hour

 

How to Apply

Please submit resume and 2-4 references to Lindley Homol, Interim Head of STEM and Entrepreneurship and Manger of Global Campus Engagement and Online Learning: l.homol@northeastern.edu

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

 

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Digital Literacy Librarian, University of Saint Joseph, West Hartford, CT

The University of Saint Joseph invites applications for a full-time Digital Literacy Librarian. This position will develop and deliver sophisticated information services and resources to the students, faculty and staff of the University.  A self-motivated, enthusiastic and user-oriented librarian is being sought to serve the School of Pharmacy & Physician Assistant Studies and science/health care programs in the other two schools. Time will be split between the School of Pharmacy library in Hartford and the main library on the West Hartford campus. Some weekend and evening coverage is required.

 

Responsibilities (Include but are not limited to):

  • Planning and setting goals for the Pope Pius XII Library, Pharmacy Library, and assigned academic programs related to life sciences and health sciences;

  • Developing the print and electronic collections for assigned academic programs;     

  • Serving as the library liaison to academic programs and managing associated responsibilities for:

    • Providing proactive customer-oriented service, including library instruction and general reference services;

    • Coordinating day-to-day operations for delivering an array of services (including instruction, liaison, reference, circulation, reserves, outreach, and interlibrary loan);

    • Creating digital, instructional content for the web and other media channels; 

    • Developing print collections, electronic collections, and a variety of discovery tools;

    • Monitoring and assessing the effectiveness of services, resources, and tools. Providing direct and indirect assistance when necessary;

    • Assembling reports (and authoring proposals) and meeting with deans, program chairpersons, and faculty so as to offer recommendations as related to services, resources, and tools;

  • Planning, budgeting, and prioritizing multiple tasks in collaboration/consultation with the Director; 

  • Writing and implementing policies and procedures under the supervision and approval of the Director of the Library; and

  • Providing undergraduate and graduate level instruction in an environment of sophisticated technology.   

 

Requirements

  • Earned Master of Library Science (MLS) or a Master of Library & Information Science (MLIS) degree from an ALA accredited institution required;

  • A solid working knowledge of academic libraries;

  • Experience, either academically or professionally with academic programs offered by USJ preferred

  • Cultural competency to work with diverse student and/or employee population;

  • Commitment to the mission of the University of Saint Joseph; and

  • Physical ability to perform essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.

 

Additional Information

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

The University of Saint Joseph is building a culturally diverse faculty & staff and strongly encourages applications from women and people of color.

NON-DISCRIMINATION & TITLE IX INFORMATION

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR APPLICANTS WITH DISABILITIES INFORMATION

 

Application Instructions

Persons interested in the above position should apply online through this link.

  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae

  • Cover letter with salary requirements

  • At least 3 references (included on employment application)

You may add up to four additional files/documents after uploading your resume/CV; you will be directed to the upload page after you complete your contact information.  

 

Returning Applicants: Login to review your completed application, add documents, or apply for an additional position.

See the FAQ for using our online system. Please contact us if you need assistance applying through this website.

 

About the University of Saint Joseph

The University of Saint Joseph, founded by the Sisters of Mercy, provides a rigorous liberal arts and professional education for a diverse student population in an inclusive environment that encourages strong ethical values, personal integrity, and a sense of responsibility to the needs of society.

At University of Saint Joseph, our mission statement profoundly resonates with our faculty and staff and serves as the foundation upon which our employment policy is built.

We seek to attract, develop and retain individuals who are committed to our mission. We are committed to providing an environment where diverse talents, perspectives, experiences and contributions are recognized, and one that promotes the "growth of the whole person" with resources that enable employees to meet professional and personal life needs.

 

The University of Saint Joseph is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

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Executive Director, Windsor Historical Society, Windsor, CT

The Windsor Historical Society is at an important juncture as it transitions from a long-term executive director who built a firm base of financial stability and strong and professional operations to a new leader empowered to maintain and strengthen the Society's legacy of bringing Windsor's history to life through innovative programs and exhibits and extensive library collections.

The next Executive Director of the Windsor Historical Society will inherit a tremendous opportunity to further leverage the Society's many strengths to take its innovative programming to a new level, broaden its reach and engage more diverse segments of the community in learning about the rich history of Windsor.

 

Responsibilities

  • High priorities for the new executive director include:
  • Managing effectively and efficiently the daily operations;
  • Maintaining a collaborative work environment that has a strong team culture of mutual support and respect;
  • Developing and implementing a human resource strategy to recruit, support and retain the highest quality staff;
  • Facilitating the development of a robust and diverse board of directors with an eye to engaging members more fully in fundraising and critical governance functions;
  • Continuing to foster and retain relationships and build new partnerships with initiatives and organizations throughout Windsor and in the historical museum arena and related fields;
  • Continuing to implement the strategic priorities outlined in the 2017-2020 strategic plan and thinking strategically about the long-term positioning of the Society;
  • Assessing the current collections and managing the limited space considerations;
  • Maintaining relationships with current donors and building new relationships to increase revenues;
  • Maintaining a strong public presence within the city, state and broader field community to advance the Society's positive profile. 

 

Challenges

Outreach and Community Engagement:

A number of factors pose challenges to engaging all segments of Windsor's diverse community:

With busy lives and an ever-expanding range of entertainment and information at their digital fingertips, residents under 40 are an audience whose attention is difficult to capture and who may be unlikely to attend the Society's events.

Many people may perceive the Society as focusing on white colonial history; the organization is challenged in its attempt to reach out and engage all segments of Windsor's diverse population.

Windsor has a fairly high turnover of residents and those who are more transient feel less connection to the history of the town.

 

Resource Development:

Many nonprofits in town are tapping the same funding sources; those passionate about history are aging out, leading to a decline in funders, membership, and volunteers; and corporate funding priorities have shifted toward education or youth programming. Most of the larger corporations in Windsor are located in the outskirts of town and don't feel connected to the community.

 

The Historical Museum Market:

Competition for attention is stiff - nearly every town has its own historical society, and some of the more substantial ones - with large budgets and varied and attractive programs - are within an hour or so of driving distance from Windsor. Additionally, Connecticut's historical organizations tend toward independence and there's little/no interest in collaborating or partnering in ways that could increase visitor-ship and revenues for all involved. On top of this, Windsor has an unusually high number of civic and nonprofit organizations who are all competing for residents' time and attention.

 

Space for Collections:

As the Historical Society's profile has grown, so have its collections. Despite the Society's cautious criteria for accepting pieces that align with the mission, items continue to stream in, thus placing more strain on its storage capacity.

 

Qualifications

Profile of the Ideal Candidate

The next Executive Director of the Windsor Historical Society will be able to build on the many strengths of the Society in order to lead it in innovative directions. She/he/ they will be passionate about history, will possess an understanding of historical museum management and will be dedicated to Windsor and its rich historical heritage. The person who assumes this position will be a leader with high emotional intelligence and excellent communication and public speaking skills, and a relationship-builder who can easily and genuinely connect with people and is astute at building strategic partnerships.

 

Minimum Credentials

Bachelor's degree required; advanced degree in a relevant field preferred. At least five years of experience in a senior leadership role in a similar size organization in the field of museum management or a related field. 

 

Qualities

Passionate advocate for the mission

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated passion for history in general, and will be able to translate that passion into an articulate and compelling story.  She/he/they will be able to ignite passion in others.

 

Keen emotional intelligence

The ideal candidate will have keen listening skills, empathy, self-awareness, and the ability to connect with people of different styles, professional levels and backgrounds.

 

Demonstrated core values of integrity and honesty

The essential quality of personal humility and an intuitive understanding of when to give credit to others while exercising effective leadership is a must. The ideal candidate will be open-minded, approachable, and fair.

 

Flexibility and balance

The ideal candidate will be able to face difficult challenges with competence, grace, and a sense of humor.

   

Innovative and entrepreneurial approach

The ideal candidate will continually scan the environment for key trends and new opportunities, can leverage opportunities and support for initiatives, and has an innovative approach to solving problems and overcoming challenges.

 

Skills and Experience

Experienced nonprofit manager

The ideal candidate will have significant professional experience in supervision and management of staff, in administering a multi-source budget, and in efficiently and strategically aligning and maximizing resources. Experience working in the historical museum or related field is preferred.

 

Respectful, inclusive and effective leader and developer of staff

The ideal candidate will be able to inspire, develop and empower staff and create a productive team-based culture that welcomes inclusion and diversity. She/he/they will be able to build and maintain a climate of trust and respect where each worker feels appreciated for her/his/their strengths and contributions.

 

Demonstrated success in diversifying and expanding revenue streams

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success in fund development and will have the ability to lead the board and staff in executing a comprehensive fundraising plan.

 

Application Instructions

To view the following position and apply, please visit the following link.  

 

About The Windsor Historical Society

In the field of historical societies across the nation, the Windsor Historical Society is looked on as a thought leader in its development of creative, diverse and responsive programming and exhibits. Its public programs include lectures, family events, a genealogy support group, writing contests and an oral history project currently underway in partnership with Windsor's local TV station. It has a strong partnership with Windsor Public Schools and provides tours, student exhibitions, classroom presentations and student scholarships.

Its collection of approximately 11,000 items is extensive, varied and always growing. In 2015, the Society renovated the Strong-Howard House - supported by a $750,000 capital campaign - and, in a stroke of innovative genius, re-interpreted the home to appear as it looked in 1810, complete with all reproduction furnishings so that it could be a hands-on exhibit, which has since gained national recognition.

 

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Library Manager/Circulation Coordinator (Systems Coordinator), Providence Community Library, Providence, RI

Annual Salary:  $57,990

Hours:  Full time w/Benefits

Posted: September 13, 2019

Deadline:  External applications accepted until the position is filled.

 

Empower people and inspire ideas as the next Systems Coordinator* at Providence Community Library. Key opportunities include understanding and tailoring service to compliment the changing needs of Providence's East side residents; strengthening partnerships and relationships with internal and external customers; supporting and guiding a strong circulation department; exploring new services and programs for PCL.

 

About Providence Community Library (PCL)

PCL, a private not-for-profit organization, assumed management of Providence's nine neighborhood libraries on July 1, 2009 after the Providence Public Library determined that it lacked the resources to manage all of its branches. In response to Providence Public Library's plan to close its branches and reduce services, a dedicated group of volunteers established PCL and worked with the city of Providence to take control of all nine neighborhood libraries. The doors have remained open for 10 years; PCL continues to grow and provide excellent service to the community. 

 

Our Community

Providence is a culturally diverse metro area characterized by a distinct New England vibe.  The city boasts a thriving downtown, music and ethnic festivals, an exceptional culinary scene and other activities enjoyed by residents year-round including professional theater and art venues. Work commutes are minimal and housing costs are quite reasonable. Located less than one hour from some of New England's most beautiful beaches and historic shore communities, Providence is a 40 minute drive from downtown Boston.

 

Description:

Providence Community Library is seeking a Systems Coordinator* who will supervise staff at the Rochambeau library.  They will successfully manage staff, volunteers, security, and work studies. The position requires creating a professional, team oriented, and productive working environment, as well as an open, inviting atmosphere for library users. They will be responsible for the successful delivery of all library services in the building, including collection maintenance, programming, marketing and outreach, and information and readers advisory.

 

The Systems Coordinator will be responsible for managing circulation and customer service procedures and policies across the PCL system.  They will consult with staff, update policies and procedures, and research and implement innovations and trends in the areas of circulation and customer service. The Rochambeau Systems Coordinator will work together with other Systems Coordinators and library administrators to synchronize services for the whole of PCL.  

 

The Systems Coordinator serves on the administration team and is responsible for mentoring, supervising, and supporting all public service staff in all library locations, including, but not limited to, situations requiring an immediate or timely response.

 

 

Duties:

  • Supervises and supports all library staff in their roles; initiates mentoring, professional development, and/or corrective action as needed.  

  • Directs day-to-day workflow of the library staff, including but not limited to librarian(s), clerks(s), specialist(s), and volunteers.  Approves bi-weekly timesheets and schedules temporary staff as needed.

  • Responsible for scheduling and arranging coverage, including planned and short notice absences.

  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting security, maintenance, and custodial issues.  This includes training the security guard on PCL procedures. Maintains close communication with the Facilities Department.

  • Ensures delivery of successful customer service and impactful programs by responding to community needs.

  • Collaborates with community organizations, elected officials, and schools to promote and facilitate their use of the library and to foster strategic partnerships.

  • Markets library collections, programs, services and resources.

  • Collects, maintains and analyzes library statistics.

  • Serves as liaison to the library's Friends Group.

  • Works with other PCL Systems Coordinators, Library Director, and Chief Operating Officer to analyze, plan, and implement neighborhood library services, library layout and design, and facilities upgrades.

  • Actively supports teamwork. Conducts meetings as needed to keep staff up to date on policies, procedures and other library developments.

  • Reviews effectiveness of library service policies and procedures, recommending updates as needed.

  • Maintains knowledge and professional skills in specialty areas of circulation and customer service.  Regularly communicates relevant information to PCL staff.

 

*Systems Coordinators at PCL run libraries and a function of library service.

 

Requirements:

MLS from an ALA accredited program.  Five years of professional library experience which includes supervisory management experience with at least 3 years (or equivalent) in a public library setting.  Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.

 

Application Instructions

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 OPPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Access Services/Circulation Coordinator, Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Responsibilities

Coordinate the circulation and availability of library materials, provide information to library patrons, maintain the library stacks, and supervise student workers.

 

  • Plan, supervise and coordinate circulation desk operations, including the checking in and out of library materials in all formats, maintaining circulation records and generating reports and notices.

  • In coordination with faculty, maintain the library's reserves collection.

  • Provide patrons with a wide variety of informational assistance concerning library services and policies, and information about the University, as necessary. Assist patrons in the basic use of computers, printers, scanners, word processing tools, the wireless network, etc. In the absence of the reference librarian, provide reference assistance, as needed.

  • Interview, hire, train, supervise, and schedule student workers. Create and plan Circulation Desk student worker schedule and work flow for Regina Library.

  • Maintain library stack areas: shelve, inventory, shelf read, plan for space needs and shift targeted areas of the circulating collections as necessary.

  • Manage the library's media equipment and test collections. 

  • Participate in library's information literacy program as needed; provide library instruction and orientation for user groups. When necessary, prepare LibGuides and other appropriate teaching materials.

  • Assist with library projects, programming, and other tasks as needed.  

 

Qualifications

  • Required Education and Experience: 

    • Bachelor's degree plus two to three years of relevant experience. 

    • Overall understanding of library operations, particularly library circulation systems. 

    • Good supervisory and organizational skills. 

    • Ability to coordinate and plan workflow, multi-task, and work with a variety of detailed data. 

    • General office and organizational skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office products. 

    • Ability to interact courteously and efficiently with library patrons; ability to exercise sound discretion when enforcing library policies. 

    • Excellent customer service orientation.

  • Preferred Education and Experience: 

    • MLS degree or MLS degree candidate. 

    • Academic library experience.

    • Experience with library's integrated library system. 

    • Overall understanding of basic reference assistance and the Library of Congress classification system.

 

Application Instructions

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

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those candidates who apply by September 25, 2019.

 

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Commons Librarian - Head of Archives and Special Collections, Providence College, Providence, RI

Providence College is seeking a librarian to manage all aspects of the College's special and archival collections physical, digitized, and born-digital, as integral components of the overall collections.

 

Essential Responsibilities      

1. Collecting and maintaining the historic record of Providence College in many formats and media through archival and records management activities and practices.

  • Maintain and provide access to archival collections already held in the library
  • Develop policies and procedures in line with archives and records management fundamentals to assist with collection development 
  • Acquire collection materials from campus constituents at a more systematic and regular rate
  • Process collections using best practices and create EAD finding aids for maximal access and discoverability
  • Work with the Library Leadership and Administrative Team to identify preservation concerns
  • Advocate for better storage/preservation options for archival material in all formats
  • Develop and manage staff within the department to assist with these activities.
  • Participate in consortial, regional, and national committees, working groups, and organizations on archives and records management activities to keep current on best practices.

 

2. Providing research services for members of the College community and general public with collections material.

  • Answering "Ask a Librarian" messages
  • Setting up in person meetings
  • Responding to patrons via email and over the phone.

  • Collaborate with the Research and Education department to conduct information literacy sessions on archival literacy, archival practice, and original/primary source materials.
  • Create exhibits both independently and as requested by campus departments, including Academic Affairs, Institutional Advancement, and Marketing & Communications.
  • Conduct information sessions as applicable and participate in cross-library functions and events.

 

3. Bring practices and systems used in Archives and Special Collections into current best practices with an emphasis on future-focused, sustainable practices and workflows.

  • Conduct an audit/inventory of current practices
  • Create a prioritized and strategic list of goals for future changes and improvements, including research on, and selection of a digital discovery system and tools for electronic preservation of born-digital items.
  • Update practices, policies, procedures, and day-to-day activities, bringing them in line with current best practices.

 

4. Create, maintain, and provide access to Special Collections material

  • Take appropriate steps to acquire additional collections as opportunities arise, including entrepreneurial and grant-based opportunities
  • Provide optimal and appropriate access to Special Collections, and train staff to better acquire, maintain, and provide access to Special Collections in all media.

 

5. Participate and/or lead/chair library committees.

  • Attend monthly managers meetings and other meetings as needed within the library and elsewhere on campus.
  • Serve weekly hours on the research desk.
  • Teach information literacy instruction sessions as needed either independently or as a team.

 

Marginal Duties:              

1. Perform all other duties as may be required.

 

Education and Experience Required       

  • An ALA-accredited LIS degree or equivalent education in a related field (e.g., history)
  • Demonstrated ability in archives and special collections based on education, vocational and/or avocational activities
  • Demonstrated ability to develop research materials which provide effective access to collections, especially in electronic/digital formats
  • Demonstrated general technology expertise
  • Demonstrated technology expertise with preservation, discovery, and access tools related to archives and special collections
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Study and/or work in archives and special collections, preferably in a higher education, academic environment
  • Experience with collecting, managing, and preserving archival material in all formats
  • Experience with the creation and maintenance of web-based collections and digital exhibits

 

Physical Demands           

  • Sitting in a normal seated position for extended periods of time
  • Reaching by extending hand(s) or arm(s) in any direction
  • Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects with fingers rather than with whole hand(s) or arm(s), for example, using a keyboard
  • Communication skills using the spoken word
  • Ability to see within normal parameters
  • Ability to hear within normal range
  • Ability to move about

 

Employee Status: Full Time

Union Status: Non-Union

Requisition Number: AS348P    

Open Until Filled    

 

To Apply: https://careers.providence.edu/postings/4318

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Research Associate, Bain Capital, LP, Boston, MA

Bain Capital's Global Research Services (GRS) is seeking a Research Manager to lead research best practices, quality control, and training initiatives as part of a global research team located in Boston, India, and Beijing. The Research Manager must be a critical and creative thinker, with a strong service orientation, self-motivation, and proven ability to solve problems, improve processes, and drive projects forward.

 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Deliver comprehensive, synthesized research results from diverse sources in a clear and actionable format to investment professionals in a deadline-oriented environment.

  • Proactively work with global internal partners and GRS team members to anticipate information needs and identify opportunities for research collaboration.

  • Lead discovery of emerging information sources and technologies, and conduct rigorous evaluations to assess quality and value to the firm.

  • Develop expertise in the assigned industry vertical, maintaining current awareness of relevant industry drivers and trends.

  • Participate in and contribute to a continuously evolving global research service model.

  • Serve as a team representative of GRS and participate in a variety of project-based initiatives to further improve information services provided and core competencies of team.

  • Other projects as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Masters of Library/Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution preferred.

  • 2-3 years of experience in business intelligence research and analysis, particularly in a corporate, consulting, or financial services environment.
  • Demonstrated competency and creativity in conducting complex research inquiries.
  • Deep understanding of secondary research tools (e.g. Factiva, LexisNexis, S&P Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Euromonitor, IBISWorld, Dealogic, PitchBook, Preqin, Mergermarket, etc.).

  • Familiarity with copyright and licensing best practices.

  • Familiarity with primary research methods, such as surveys, focus groups, and interviews.

  • Research experience in a specific industry, language expertise, and/or European/Asian regions a plus.

  • Strong service orientation, self-motivation, and demonstrated ability to solve problems, improve processes, and drive projects forward.  

  • Excellent people skills, team orientation, and professional attitude.

  • Strong verbal and written communication.

 

Application Instructions

Resumes may be submitted to:

Melissa Clark

mclark@baincapital.com

Bain Capital 

200 Clarendon Street

Boston, MA 02116  

For more information visit www.baincapital.com 

 

Professional Job Listings in New England


Research Manager, Bain Capital, LP, Boston, MA

Bain Capital's Global Research Services (GRS) is seeking a Research Manager to lead research best practices, quality control, and training initiatives as part of a global research team located in Boston, India, and Beijing. The Research Manager must be a critical and creative thinker, with a strong service orientation, self-motivation, and proven ability to solve problems, improve processes, and drive projects forward.

 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to a continuously evolving global research service model, leading a variety of project-based initiatives to further improve information services provided and core competencies of team.
  • Develop and maintain research best practices documentation and training materials, coordinating and designing team workshops and vendor instruction sessions.
  • Conduct research quality control and establish robust feedback channels within the team.
  • Evaluate team activity statistics to identify trends, find opportunities for process improvement, and adjust workflows.
  • Lead the ongoing improvement and maintenance of internal knowledge management systems, including research guides, team workflow management tools, team intranet site, shared files, and related documentation.
  • Lead GRS instruction programming, delivering new hire overviews and desktop source training to end users across the global firm.
  • Deliver comprehensive, synthesized research results from diverse sources in a clear and actionable format to investment professionals in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Develop expertise in the assigned industry vertical, maintaining current awareness of relevant industry drivers and trends.
  • Proactively work with internal partners and research team members to anticipate information needs and identify opportunities for research collaboration.
  • Lead discovery of emerging information sources and technologies, and conduct rigorous evaluations to assess quality and value to the firm.
  • Other projects as assigned.

 

Qualifications

  • Masters of Library/Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution preferred.
  • 5-7 years of experience in business research and analysis, particularly in a corporate, consulting, or financial services environment.Demonstrated competency and creativity in conducting complex research inquiries.
  • Deep understanding of secondary research tools (e.g. Factiva, LexisNexis, S&P Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Euromonitor, IBISWorld, Dealogic, PitchBook, Preqin, Mergermarket, etc.).

  • Familiarity with copyright and licensing best practices.

  • Familiarity with primary research methods, such as surveys, focus groups, and interviews.

  • Research experience in a specific industry a plus.

  • Experience with ServiceNow, SharePoint, and/or Box a plus.

  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills a plus.

  • Excellent people skills, team orientation, and professional attitude.
  • Strong verbal and written communication.

 

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link.  

 

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Substitute Teen Librarians, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is looking for teen 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 directions to a local concert, help requesting books for a term paper, recommendations for the teen who is a reluctant reader, computer troubleshooting, 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.

 

Requirements

Successful candidates who wish to work in the teen department should have experience working with teens, (not necessarily in libraries), and must also:

  • Enjoy working with exuberant youth and their parents

  • Embrace boisterous teens and their energy while having tactics on how to effectively work with them and meet them where they are developmentally and socially

  • Have familiarity with Young Adult literature

 

Job Description

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.

 

Qualifications

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 teen services should also have taken a 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 $24.00 per hour.

 

To Apply

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

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Access Services and Operations Manager, Berklee College of Music, Boston, MA

In alignment with Berklee's Vision & Strategy 2025, the Berklee Library's mission is to support our students in achieving their artistic potential and equip them with the information and digital literacy skills needed to forge successful careers in today's knowledge-driven, global society.  As we move forward with this mission, the Library has embarked on a broad-reaching program to re-assess and re-redesign our public-facing services and programs. To help implement this renewal, we are seeking an innovative, engaged, service-oriented individual to join our dynamic, multi-disciplinary team.

Under the broad supervision of the Associate Dean, Learning Resources and the Director of Collections Strategy and the Albert Alphin Library, the Access Services and Operations Manager will be responsible for the effective daily operation of Stan Getz and Albert Alphin Libraries  facilities and services, including circulation, reserves, security, and facilities maintenance.

The Manager is also responsible for ensuring a friendly and welcoming environment that is conducive to learning, discovery and collaboration. Stays abreast of current best practices and innovative trends with regard to academic learning space and service development to ensure that we successfully meet the needs of Berklee's creative, highly diverse population of users​. Risk-taking and experimental approaches will be rewarded. Along with a willingness to exploit emerging trends within the library profession, the person in this position will also look to best practices in customer outreach and program development in other fields and sectors for inspiration.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages and coordinates the daily operations of the Stan Getz and Albert Alphin Libraries  facilities and services.

  • Ensures a friendly, welcoming environment and atmosphere that pulls from and exemplifies current trends and innovative practices related to learning, discovery and collaboration.

  • Working with other members of the Learning Resources team, plays a key role in the development of a comprehensive and innovative service strategy and drives the ongoing efforts to merge the user services provided by the Stan Getz and Albert Alphin libraries

  • Recruits, leads and motivates 4 staff members in the Operations and Access Services to deliver an excellent standard of service and implement innovative approaches to new service development. 

  • Participates in assessment and long-range planning for services and physical space working in collaboration with LRS senior leadership and others to develop strategic plans supporting library access services.

  • In partnership with the Instruction & Engagement team, provides basic reference and information services to patrons.

  • Serves as Learning Resources point person to various departments responsible for campus-wide business and administrative services (procurement, real estate, physical plant, public safety etc).

  • Works a flexible schedule, with possible evening/weekend hours in order to ensure appropriate coverage of the library facilities.

  • Works closely with staff on course reserves processing and upkeep.

  • Represents Learning Resources department on college-wide initiatives and services that impact the Libraries facilities and services.

  • In collaboration with the Learning Resources technology support team, evaluates new technology and products and makes appropriate recommendations for purchase and implementation.

  • Enforces policies and ​works with the Community Standards Office on special disciplinary cases.

  • Acts as final arbitrator for individual patron complaints or concerns regarding access services.

  • Advises LRS leadership on needs, trends and best practices and participates in long-range planning.

Possible Additional Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conducts instructional and informational presentations about the Libraries facilities and services to faculty, staff, students, and parents.

  • Other duties as assigned

 

Knowledge and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree in music or related performance art field.

  • Masters degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or significant professional experience in an academic library of at least 5 years.

  • Extensive experience in customer service and user support, ideally in an academic setting. Relevant experience in other sectors (e.g. retail, museums, other arts venues) highly valued.

  • Versatile problem solving and troubleshooting skills. Ability to apply a broad range of expertise to address specific user needs. Skilled in quickly ascertaining and resolving immediate technical problems; ability to exercise discerning judgment.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and consultation skills in order to work effectively with students, faculty, staff, and external groups - often under demanding conditions.

  • Strong understanding of academic library standards, policies and procedures. In-depth knowledge of current academic, and administrative software packages.

  • Strong organizational, supervisory, and managerial skills. Ability to coordinate a comprehensive support effort involving both people and technology.

  • Awareness of and sensitivity to the needs of a diverse student population, with particular attention to academic skills and special needs.

  • Ability to learn new technologies and incorporate them into existing operations.

  • Strong training and presentation skills. Ability to explain and demonstrate new concepts to broad audiences.

  • Some experience with cataloging and cleaning up metadata strongly preferred.

 

Application Instructions

To view the full position and apply, please visit the following link. 

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.

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

 

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. 

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

 

Berklee 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.

 

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England


Librarian, Collins Middle School, Salem, MA

What You'll Do:

As a librarian, you will ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. Your goal will be to empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, effective users of technology and ethical users of information. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, and to assess student learning. Finally, you will work to align the School Library Program (SLP) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school/district.



Role Responsibilities:

1. Teaching and Learning

  • Collaborate with teachers in the instructional process by planning engaging and challenging lessons and assignments that lead to the effective use of print and digital library resources.
  • Collaborate with teachers to design, teach, and assess learning that incorporates project-based learning, information literacies in different formats, critical thinking and self-assessment.
  • Promote the use of online databases and provide research skills instruction in the effective use of these resources for students and teachers
  • Model and promote the ethical use of information and the importance of digital citizenship
  • Promote a love of reading and lifelong learning.
  • Plan and provide professional development


2. Collection Development and Information Access

  • Evaluate, select, catalog and maintain print and digital resources that are relevant to the curriculum, reflect the rich diversity of our learning community, and support the academic success and personal growth of our students.
  • Maintain a high-interest fiction collection and a current and relevant nonfiction collection by continuously culling outdated and irrelevant materials.
  • Review, maintain and promote use of digital databases and conduct research skills and database training workshops for teachers and students
  • Assist teachers in the selection of books and other instructional materials, and make library materials available to supplement the instructional program.
  • Inform teachers and other staff members concerning new materials that the learning commons acquires.
  • Catalog all print and digital resources using the Destiny library system, and provide instruction to teachers and students in the efficient use of this system to access information and discover books for recreational reading.


3. Program Administration and Library Management

  • Create a welcoming, student-centered, flexible learning commons environment that supports a variety of collaborative learning opportunities and social activities
  • Host, facilitate and collaborate with faculty colleagues to offer book groups, guest speakers, TED Talks, poetry slams, open mic nights and other events, to introduce a variety of diverse cultural and learning opportunities in the learning commons
  • Organize and manage all print and digital resources and instructional technology in the learning commons to support teaching and learning
  • Foster a creative, flexible environment so that the learning commons is an essential part of the learning community.
  • Maintain the school library's webpage, Schoology resource pages and other online resources.
  • Promote and highlight activity in the learning commons through the web page and relevant social media accounts (Twitter, Instagram).
  • Supervise library assistants in the performance of their duties.
  • Prepare and administer the library budget.


4. Technology 

  • Evaluate and promote existing and emerging instructional technologies to support teaching and improve learning.
  • Facilitate implementation of school initiatives, such as 1:1 chromebook environment and technologysupported, inquiry-based learning.
  • Provide direct assistance and support with technological tools and resources to students and teachers.
  • Collaborate with teachers and staff to assist with and support best practices in the use of the instructional technology


5. Leadership

  • Serve on decision-making and school improvement teams and present at meetings.
  • Stay current in professional practices and educational research, and maintain active professional memberships.
  • Collect and analyze data to improve instruction and the quality of collections.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


What You'll Bring

We are looking for candidates who have diverse backgrounds and experiences, are inspired by our mission and are highly motivated to change children's lives through education. You'll be right at home here if you are a reflective practitioner who values collaboration with colleagues and pushes yourself, your work and the people around you to the next level. We expect our SPS employees to:

  • Hold a deep commitment to students and families and value diversity - The SPS community is vibrant, diverse in background, ethnicity, language, and perspective. You embrace and affirm the backgrounds of all members of the SPS community and view our diversity as a powerful resource that supports us each in learning and doing our best work.
  • Hold high expectations for yourself, students, and colleagues - You see potential in all, especially our SPS students, and maintain high expectations for achievement, while providing the support necessary to meet that bar. You hold yourself to high expectations, modeling SPS values and seeking opportunities to continuously improve.
  • Build authentic, caring relationships with colleagues, students, and families - You build strong relationships across students, families, and colleagues that are collaborative in nature and contribute to the individual and collective success of SPS. You partner with families and colleagues to make decisions in the best interest of students and learning.
  • Embrace feedback - You are a reflective practitioner who learns from failure, using mistakes and challenges as opportunities for growth. You model persistence and growth mindset and thrive in a culture of feedback.


Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree Required; Master's Degree preferred
  • Required Massachusetts certification as a School Librarian or Unified Media Specialist (all grades) by the Massachusetts Department of Education, or in the process of licensure
  • SEI Endorsement Required
  • Ability to meet the expectations of the Massachusetts Standards and Indicators of Effective Teaching Practice
  • Second Language (Spanish) proficiency a plus
  • Current authorization to work in the United States


Salem Public Schools

Salem is a small, diverse city with a proud maritime and immigrant history. Salem Public School leaders are passionate about urban education and understand the urgency of improving student achievement. They respect and value the racial, cultural, and linguistic diversity of our students and their families, and have a strong commitment to the Salem community. Salem Public Schools seeks individuals who are able to serve all of our students, regardless of ability or language. Applicants who have experience working in urban schools and have bilingual skills are strongly encouraged to apply



Equal Opportunity Employer

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



Interested applicants please email your resume and cover letter to Alicia Palmer, Director of Human Capital, at apalmer@salemk12.org.

Professional Job Listings in New England | School Positions


Part-Time Weekend Reference Librarian, Endicott College, Beverly, MA

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

 

Application Instructions

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

 

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England


Digital Archivist, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

Job Code: 386057 Library Professional 

Houghton Library, the primary repository for Harvard's rare books and manuscripts, seeks an innovative, collaborative, and motivated Digital Archivist to build a program for accessioning, processing, preserving and providing access to born-digital materials. The digital archivist will bring vision to collaboratively shape Houghton's born-digital program, including collection development policies and open access solutions.

 

The digital archivist will be situated within the Manuscript Section of the Technical Services Department and will work closely with colleagues in Collections and Public Services Departments. The digital archivist will actively collaborate with the larger Harvard Library digital forensics, preservation, and archives community to advance the creation of consistent policies and workflows across repositories. 

Posting will remain open until filled, however applications will be reviewed beginning Monday, October 7th. 

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works with Collections Division to establish policies; assists with appraisal and transfer of digital materials;

  • Develops workflows; writes and maintains documentation; trains staff on systems and procedures;

  • Installs, tests, and maintains software and hardware for ingest, accessioning, processing, preservation, and access to born-digital materials;

  • Arranges and describes both analog and born-digital archival materials;

  • Works with colleagues in Public Services and other stakeholders in the ongoing development of access systems for born digital materials;

  • Provides reference assistance to researchers, including those requiring access to files on obsolete media;

  • Collaborates with Harvard Library colleagues in developing and sharing best practices;

  • Participates in library-wide committees and is active within the professional as related to archives, special collections, and digital preservation.

 

Basic Qualifications

  • MLS, MSIS, MLIS or other Master's Degree in a relevant field (for example, History with a concentration in archival administration, Information Systems with a concentration in digital asset management)
  • 3 plus years of archival experience
  • Experience with digital forensics/disk imaging hardware and software such as BitCurator, FTK, floppy drive controllers (e.g. Catweasel, Kryoflux), writeblockers, Sleuth Kit, fiwalk, and emulators
  • Experience processing born-digital archives on a variety of media, including email, file transfer, and web archives

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital preservation standards and other archival content and metadata standards relevant to control of digital collection material

  • Strong command of archival theory and best practices, especially as they relate to the issues posed by born-digital content

  • High level of proficiency with computers and desktop applications and an aptitude for learning new technologies

  • Experience with programming languages (PHP, Perl, Python); capacity to interact with open source software through Application Programming Interfaces

  • Knowledge of copyright and permissions issues as they relate to digital records

  • Ability to understand and apply computer technology to accomplish work efficiently using appropriate software

  • Ability to communicate effectively in writing and verbally

  • Ability to collaborate and work well with a range of project stakeholders

 

Application Instructions

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

 

Diversity at the Harvard Library

Across the Harvard Library, our work is enriched by our diverse campus community. Our unique and wide-ranging abilities, experiences, and perspectives are integral to achieving Harvard University's mission of excellence in research, teaching, and learning for our patrons, our collections, and our workplace. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success.
 
We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to be a part of our community of over 700 staff members. Our work with faculty, students and researchers to explore answers to intellectual questions, enduring and new, and to seek solutions to the world's most consequential problems, requires that we not only reflect, but also champion our diverse society.
 
Harvard Library inspires collaboration, reflection, experimentation, and discovery connecting users to related disciplines and to University-wide teaching resources. The Library engages users through curated discovery, digital collections, reimagined physical space, and specialized research support.  Today, Harvard Library's holdings range from traditional print collections to rapidly expanding access to digital resources. Harvard Library provides the University's faculty, students, and researchers--now and in the future--with exceptional experiences and comprehensive access to these materials.
 
Learn more about our contributions to the academic enterprise by visiting us at http://library.harvard.edu and about the Harvard University community at http://hr.harvard.edu/why-harvard.
 

The Harvard Library is a proud member of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.

 

EEO Statement

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

 

Academic Positions | Archive Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England


Director, Westfield Athenaeum, Westfield, MA

Are you passionate about libraries?  The Westfield Athenaeum seeks a dynamic leader to drive the transformation of our organization.  Serving the community since 1868, the Athenaeum is housed in an historic building at the heart of the city overlooking Park Square.  The Athenaeum offers a wide range of services for children, seniors, teens and the homebound in an 'accessible to all' facility. The Director will build on accomplishments including a multi-phase facility renovation, technology upgrades and expansion of patron services. 

The Director role is a salaried position reporting to the Board of Directors.  General responsibility includes oversight of Athenaeum staff, library operations, execution of strategic and tactical planning, grant/funding development, managing a limited operating budget, facility management, maintenance and renovation. 

Flexibility and organizational skills are required to perform community outreach and engagement, support fundraising/capital campaign efforts, attend Board meetings and participate in the C/WMARS network. 

This is a high visibility position that requires polished communications skills and a high degree of personal effectiveness to build productive relationships and lead our staff to success.  The Director must create a compelling vision for the Athenaeum, inspiring engagement and community support for the transformation.

 

Qualifications

  • Proven leadership skills in an organization of comparable size or larger
  • Demonstrated capabilities in appropriate technologies, tools and media
  • Proven ability to partner with various constituencies to achieve long term goals
  • Administrative management in an organized workforce
  • Experience with contract negotiation

 

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Education: MLS/Masters

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: October 18th, 2019

 

How to Apply

Please provide:

  • Resume with cover letter and salary requirements
  • Work samples or portfolio demonstrating accomplishments

Submit resume and cover letter to:

Board of Directors

Westfield Athenaeum

Attn: Personnel Committee

6 Elm Street

Westfield, MA 01085

Professional Job Listings in New England


Research Data Analyst, Northeastern University Library, Boston, MA

Do you love a great data visualization? Do you get excited about helping people tell compelling stories with their data? We might just have the job for you!

The Northeastern University Library seeks a service-oriented, self-motivated Research Data Analyst to lead and grow the library's suite of programming and services related to data analysis and visualization.

 

Job Responsibilities 

Under the general direction of the Head, Research Data Services, the Research Data Analyst applies their knowledge and skills to advance research innovation related to spatial, numerical and visual proficiencies. The Analyst works closely and collegially with fellow Research Data Services team members and others inside and outside the library to a) identify existing support and research needs across the University, and b) develop a broad and deep range of services and initiatives to meet those needs and promote the acquisition of data skills. The Analyst possesses expertise in data visualization and analysis and is adept at applying these concepts and techniques to the research agendas of faculty, staff, and students, regardless of their subject area or skill level.

 

The Analyst serves as an expert consultant for research projects that require skills related to manipulating, analyzing, customizing, querying, and/or visualizing project data. The Analyst creates and delivers training on data visualization and related topics, suited to audiences at a variety of levels of experience. In collaboration with colleagues, the Analyst will develop and enhance educational offerings in data analysis & visualization to contribute towards a research data curriculum supporting a range of research efforts and academic needs. The Analyst will train and mentor colleagues and/or student workers to provide first-tier support and services. As a member of the RDS team, the Analyst serves as a focal point for activities at the University in the data visualization arena, bringing the diverse community together for discussion and collaboration.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree.
  • Expertise with data visualization and related tools and technologies such as Tableau, R, Python, etc., acquired through project-based coursework and/or work experience.
  • Knowledge of data-wrangling, visualization, and analysis techniques applicable to research data in a variety of disciplines.
  • Aptitude for and interest in developing and delivering training in data analysis and visualization appropriate for users at all skill levels.
  • Experience working in a research environment, preferably in an academic setting.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects from beginning to end.
  • Excellent interpersonal, marketing, and communication skills.

 

About Northeastern: 

Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global research university and a world leader in experiential learning. The same commitment to connecting with the world drives our use-inspired research enterprise. The university offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools. Our campuses in Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Seattle, and Toronto are regional platforms for undergraduate and graduate learning and collaborative research. Northeastern pursues advanced research in security and materials at the Innovation Campus in Burlington, Massachusetts, and in coastal sustainability at the Marine Science Center in Nahant, Massachusetts.

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.

 

To Apply: 

To apply, please visit  https://careers.hrm.northeastern.edu/en-us/job/501424.

 

 

Academic Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England


On-Call Reference Librarian, Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

The Belmont Public Library is seeking a friendly and enthusiastic Reference Librarian to join our Reference Staff. This is an on call position to substitute during staff vacations, sick leave, and other time off. Candidates must be committed to providing a high level of public service, be comfortable working in a busy environment, and enjoy working with patrons of all ages.

 

Responsibilities

  • Performs a variety of duties for patrons in the use of all library resources, including the following:
    • Online catalogs
    • Databases
    • Internet
    • OverDrive, etc.
  • Helps patrons download materials to various mobile devices, troubleshoots computer and printer issues.
  • Must possess strong commitment to high-quality public service and enjoy patron instruction, reader's advisory and other patron interactions.
  • Ability to assist technology librarian with technology instruction, computer maintenance, 3D printing, and/or special projects preferred.

 

Qualifications include the following:

  • Master's Degree of Library Science from an ALA accredited school
  • One year of reference and public library experience
  • Must have knowledge of principles and practices of library work and use of library resources.

Seeking a professional with strong customer services skills, and a good working knowledge of information technology. Flexibility, excellent communication skills, and a positive attitude are highly desired.

This position will cover shifts as needed with a starting hourly rate of $28.11 and is not eligible for benefits.

 

To Apply

All applicants are required to complete a Town application form, available from the Town's website, www.belmont-ma.gov, by emailing humanresources@belmont-ma.gov, calling (617) 993- 2740 or by visiting the Human Resources Department at the Belmont Town Hall. Applicants may attach resumes to the Town application form as additional information but cannot use this in lieu of completing the required form. 

Resumes with the Required Town of Belmont Application accepted at the HR Department, 455 Concord Avenue, Belmont, MA 02478 or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax 617-993-2741 by the closing date of September 27, 2019.

 

The Town of Belmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Associate/Sr. Research Librarian, Fidelity Investments, Boston, MA

Reporting to the Manager of Research Services within the Investment Information Services organization, the Senior Information Analyst (SIA) is responsible for providing comprehensive research support to the investment teams within Fidelity's Asset Management division.  In this role, the SIA supports and collaborates with the Lead Information Manager and other SIAs in assigned sector coverage to form an investment research triage team.

 

The Team

The Research Services Team is part of Investment Information Services which is part of the Fidelity Fund & Investment Operations group. Research Services exists to support Fidelity's Investment Professionals with ongoing and ad hoc research needs and to find the best sources of data and information.

 

 The Expertise You Have

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and experience working with large datasets

  • Prior experience in financial and business research or library reference work required

  • Education: Master's in Library and Information Science or current progress toward this degree

 

The Skills You Bring

  • Analytic and problem solving skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively with team members in a busy environment

  • Superior skill and ability in multi-tasking and appropriate prioritization

  • Superior oral and written communication skills

  • Highly proficient in using a broad spectrum of specialized electronic and data sources including Haver, Bloomberg, Factset, Factiva

 

The Value You Deliver

  • Partnering with the Lead Information Manager and other Senior Information Analysts on information requests

  • Providing comprehensive, timely, and accurate research solutions in response to broad based research projects and presenting results in a clear and actionable format for investment professionals

  • Researching, analyzing, and synthesizing information from diverse and sometimes conflicting sources into actionable information for clients and ensures that clients have the tools to immediately apply the results to investment decisions

  • Participating  in product evaluations of sector/industry research sources/application tools and presenting optimal recommendations

  • Developing and maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of assigned sector(s) to support the research process

  • Keeping abreast of emerging technologies and trends in research products and evaluating data sources for integrity and value to the research process

 

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

 

Company Overview

At Fidelity, we are focused on making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. We are a privately held company that places a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to our associates. We are proud of our diverse and inclusive workplace where we respect and value our associates for their unique perspectives and experiences.  For information about working at Fidelity, visit Fidelitycareers.com

 

Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer.

Professional Job Listings in New England


Children's Librarian, Newbury Public Library, Newbury, NH

The Newbury Public Library seeks a highly motivated, energetic and creative Children's Librarian who is interested in joining our team. This is a part time, 20 hours per week position, $16-18 per hour depending on experience. Weekend availability is a must. Extra hours will be given in the summer (5 extra hours per week, typically on Wednesdays), due to the Summer Reading Program schedule. Hiring is contingent on a background check.


We are an active library known for our programming and are looking for a passionate Children's Librarian to become a part of the community! Our ideal candidate will be able to create fun and engaging programs ranging from dynamic Storytimes for babies to preschool to afterschool, summer and family programs for elementary aged children and tweens/teens.  They will be technologically savvy, have an in-depth knowledge of children's literature and be friendly and approachable to all ages. Bachelor's degree required, and experience working with children is highly valued.


For more information, please read the job description: Children's Librarian


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume by email to Lea McBain, Library Director at director@newburynhlibrary.net. Review of applications starts immediately. Position will be open until filled.

 

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Librarian, HOPE Academy, Providence, RI

Summary of Main Duties

Provides the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program, including technology education, is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school, and is an integral component of the learning and instruction program.

 

Essential Functions

  • Develops and implements grade level and/or developmentally appropriate library curriculum, including technology education

  • Supports students' success by guiding them in:

    1. Reading for understanding, for exposure to diversity of viewpoints and genres, and for pleasure

    2. Using information for defined and self-defined purposes

    3. Building on prior knowledge and constructing new knowledge

    4. Working with peers in successful collaborative learning

  • Collaborates with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and fosters critical thinking

  • Participates in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities

  • Joins with educators and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning

  • Develops and maintains a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community

  • Cooperates and networks with other libraries, librarians and agencies to provide access to resources outside the school

  • Models effective strategies for developing multiple literacies

  • Provides guidance in software and hardware evaluation

  • Ensures that the school library program goals and objectives are aligned with the school's strategic plans

  • Understands copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property regulations, and assists others with their understanding and observance of the same

  • Organizes and maintains the collection of resources for maximum and effective use

  • Supervises and evaluates support staff, which may include educational assistants, volunteers and student interns

  • Prepares, justifies and administers the library program budget to support specific program goals

  • Arranges for flexible scheduling of the school library to provide student and staff accessibility
  • Ensures equitable physical access to school library by providing a barrier-free, universally designed environment

 

Non-Essential Functions

  • Actively seek and participate in ongoing professional development

  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, and school-wide activities and events

  • Assist in the evacuation of children during fire drills and other emergencies

 

Qualifications

Skills

  • Classroom and behavior management skills

  • Strong expertise in the use of technology for teaching and learning

  • Ability to relate and communicate sensitively to children & their families

  • Ability to provide effective supervision and feedback to teacher assistants and others

  • Flexibility

  • Organizational skills including developing effective classroom schedule for learning, etc.

  • Professionalism inside/outside school

  • Ability to work as a member of a team

  • Communication skills

  • Computer skills

  • Physical ability to lift and transfer children as required

Experience

  • Documented experience working in school library

  • Experience with automated library system (Follett)

  • Instruction and training in the use of computerized library systems

Professional and Legal Standards

  • Access to all Hope Academy student records

  • Use and disclose PHI only as authorized, as necessary to carry out job duties

  • Complete and maintain privacy and security training

  • Report suspected violations, including those of a business associate or contractor

  • Professionalism in/outside of the school

Training and Education

  • A master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or from a master's level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country)

  • State of Rhode Island certification as a School Librarian and the completion of a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree

  • Bilingual, Spanish/English preferred

 

Work Environment and Physical Requirements

  • Work environment and physical requirements consistent with those of a typical school environment

  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk continuously throughout the workday

  • Able to follow/run 25 yards to secure students for safety reasons such as elopement, as needed

  • Bend, stoop, squat, push and pull (10-15% of the time)

  • Kneel and reach above shoulder level occasionally (1-33% of the time)

  • Utilize the Computer (20%) of the time and other office equipment

  • Lift and carry students as well as transfer students from wheelchairs to equipment as required. Usually requires the ability to lift up to 100 pounds frequently with the assistance of another staff member or adaptive equipment; 50 pounds independently (67-100% of the time)

  • Ability to participate in physical restraints of students, as needed and trained

  • Physically able to position physical/occupational therapy equipment, splints, etc. Ability to use various equipment (switches, cooking equipment, etc.)

 

To view the full description and apply for this position, please follow this link. Applicants nearing the end of their graduate studies would also be considered.  



Equal Opportunity Employer

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

 

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Architectural Records Project Processing Archivist, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard University Property Information Resource Center (PIRC) is currently seeking applications for an Architectural Records Project Processing Archivist.

               
Working independently and under the direction of the Property Information Resource Center (PIRC) Senior Processing Archivist and in collaboration with other PIRC staff, the Project Processing Archivist is responsible for all aspects of processing new acquisitions of architectural drawings and maps from Harvard capital construction projects.

The processing tasks include the preparation of lists of acquisition contents, the appraisal of the materials for completeness, the arrangement of materials, accurate entry of item-level metadata into the collection management system, The Museum System (TMS), and the preparation and housing of the materials for long-term storage. All collection processing must follow local established office policies and standards.

 

To view the complete job description and to apply: see here.

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Technical Services and Metadata Librarian, Colby College, Waterville, ME

The Colby College Libraries [The Libraries] seek a dynamic, engaged, innovative and enthusiastic individual for the position of Technical Services & Metadata Librarian.  The Libraries strive to be progressive, diverse, strategic, and collaborative with a talented and team-oriented group of professionals. The Libraries consist of three physical library spaces: Miller Library (Humanities and Social Sciences library - considered the main library - and houses the Special Collections and Archives), Bixler Art and Music Library, and Olin Natural and Environmental Science Library. In addition, we are a member of the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) consortium that provides opportunities for collaboration across our respective libraries.

Reporting to the Assistant Director for Collections Management, the Technical Services & Metadata Librarian is responsible for overseeing content management, cataloging, authority control, and metadata of the Libraries' electronic, digital, and print collections.  Colby College Libraries currently add approximately 8,000 individual print monographs and scores per year; while most items are processed prior to arrival, some require original cataloging. Colby uses Serials Solutions to load and track Electronic Resources' MARC records, and this work is managed by our Electronic Resources Librarian.

 

Job Description

The Technical Services and Metadata Librarian works closely with colleagues in the Collections Management department, as well as librarians and staff in Administration, Digital Initiatives, Public Services, Research & Instruction and Special Collections and Archives, to ensure students and faculty have ready access to all collections in their various formats and types.  In addition, the Librarian will engage regularly with library colleagues at Bates and Bowdoin colleges to continue previous work on standards, workflows, and procedures involving our shared catalog, CBBcat. 

The ideal candidate will be fearless about rethinking the role and potential for inclusive cataloging and metadata in an academic library setting.  They will understand and care about libraries and recognize that libraries can be the heart of academic institutions. We seek someone who works well both independently and collaboratively, with a vision for the next generation of metadata services. This position is an opportunity to work with staff colleagues across the Libraries as we imagine and create a future focused teaching, learning, and academic research library in a liberal arts environment. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity, and who recognize the importance of working within a diverse community of colleagues.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

  •  Some original cataloging and classification of materials in OCLC and the Innovative Interfaces Sierra ILS using AACR2, RDA and LC Classification
  • Support the work of our consortial partners in bibliographic records creation, authority records management and associated processing and reports
  • Collaborate with Digital Initiatives and the Colby College Archivist to support and maintain standardized metadata for rare books, maps, videos, senior thesis, dissertations, and manuscripts
  • Responsible for applying professional guidelines and local practices for original and copy cataloging (including creation of documentation for Library staff and student employees)
  • Support the work of the Coordinator of Collections Management (Acquisitions) to oversee the process of acquiring materials, updating processes and enhancing workflows
  • Support the work of the Assistant Director for Collections Management, ERM Librarian and Serials Coordinator to manage access to electronic resources (subscription databases, e-journals, eBooks)
  • Monitor evolving trends in cataloging and metadata with an eye to ensuring that the Libraries' print, electronic, and digital collections are easily discoverable and accessible to students and faculty
  • Ability to work collaboratively and collegially in a dynamic, complex and rapidly evolving environment
  • Service on College Committees and participation in College activities expected

 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS/MLIS from ALA Accredited institution
  • 1-3 years' experience working with integrated library systems, preferably Innovative Interfaces
  • 1-3 years' original cataloging experience with OCLC
  • Knowledge of a variety of metadata standards (AACR2, LCSH, EAD, DC, MARC21, DDC, LC, RDA)
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs.
  • Experience providing public service support activities

 

Desired Attributes/Knowledge

  • Three or more years experience working in an academic library
  • Demonstrated experience with a variety of metadata standards (AACR2, RDA, LCSH, EAD, DC, MARC21, DDC, LC)
  • Ability to conduct effective training workshops for colleagues
  • Knowledge of best practices and standards for Music cataloging
  • Demonstrated experience with project management
  • Experience cataloging within shared catalogs and library consortiums
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging metadata standards including linked open data, METS, PREMIS, and MARCXML

 

Application Instructions

Applicants should send the following electronically in PDF format to facultysearches@colby.edu

  • A cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of philosophy on the role of technical services in a modern academic environment
  • Graduate transcripts
  • A list of three professional references

 

Position is open until filled. Priority will be given to applications received by October 1, 2019. Salary is commensurate with education and experience.

 

Preferred start date: December 1, 2019.

 

Application Process:

This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Colby is a private, coeducational liberal arts college that admits students and makes employment decisions on the basis of the individual's qualifications to contribute to Colby's educational objectives and institutional needs. Colby College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, age, marital status, genetic information, or veteran's status in employment or in our educational programs. Colby is an Equal Opportunity employer, committed to excellence through diversity, and encourages applications from qualified persons of color, women, persons with disabilities, military veterans and members of other under-represented groups. Colby complies with Title IX, which prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in an institution's education programs and activities. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to Colby's Title IX coordinator or to the federal Office of Civil Rights. For more information about the College, please visit our website: www.colby.edu

 

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Assistant Director/Youth Services Librarian, Adams Public Library, Central Falls, RI

Adams Public Library is seeking a committed and engaged Assistant Director/Youth Services Librarian serving a diverse community. This is a 40 hour/week position (some evenings and Saturdays) with vacation and partially employer paid health insurance. Salary range $40,000-$45,000.

 

Responsibilities

  • Plan all services, programs, and outreach for youth 0-18 in Central Falls.
  • Includes Summer Reading, collection development, storytime, after school programs, reference services, etc.
  • Covers other departments as needed.
  • Some bookkeeping and administrative tasks.
  • In the absence of the director, to be prepared to step into that role.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • At least one year of experience working with children and/or teens.
  • At least one year of experience working in a public library

 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Some supervisory experience

 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to director@cflibrary.org by September 20, 2019.

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Library Specialist - Digital Content and Innovation Coordinator, Connecticut State Library, Middletown, CT

The State of Connecticut, Connecticut State Library (CSL) has one available opportunity for a Library Specialist - Digital Content and Innovation Coordinator . This position is responsible for the continued innovation, development, implementation and management of the statewide digital informational delivery services and programs.
 
This is a full time, 40 hours per week position. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8am - 4:30pm. We are located at 786 South Main Street in Middletown, CT. 
 
We are looking for someone with: 

  • Master's degree in Library Science (MLS) from an accredited institution
  • Knowledge of electronic resource contractual compliance;
  • Knowledge of methods for collecting, managing and analyzing data;
  • Experience training, mentoring and working with a diverse library community;
  • Experience planning, organizing and managing multiple tasks;
  • Experience configuring, testing and adjusting web-based software applications
  • Experience implementing software upgrades from database vendors, testing software and training librarians on changes in software procedures.
  • Experience establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders;
  • Experience working collaboratively as part of a team and in a changing environment;
  • Experience communicating clearly and effectively, by writing and orally, with groups and individuals about complex processes.

 

Purpose of Job Class (Nature of Work)

In the State Library, this class is accountable for performing as a specialist within a particular field and/or providing the highest advanced level of professional library tasks in management services, patron services, library services and historical services.

 

Examples of Duties

  • Provides technical assistance, administration and coordination of access and training for researchIT CT and eGO.
  • Monitors and provides training and technical assistance to libraries and librarians using researchIT CT and Ego.
  • Coordinates with DLD support staff and eResource Taskforce in the content development and selection of electronic resources; communicates e-resources issues to vendors, partners and provides update to users.
  • Researches, identifies and assists in the procurement and implementation of emerging digital applications, and resources.
  • Serves as the first point of contact for assigned liaison public libraries
  • Works with the Division Director and State Library fiscal representative to track researchIT CT, eBook and digital audio expenditures and encumbrances.
  • Works with the Division Director to make recommendations for short- and long-range planning related to digital content, future systems, and new technology.

 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Considerable knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science and/or bibliographic sources of information
  • Considerable knowledge of and demonstrated ability in specialized functional procedures and/or specialized subject matter
  • Considerable knowledge of library administration principles and techniques and library automation
  • Considerable interpersonal skills
  • Considerable oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex problems relating to library methods and procedures
  • Ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.
 

Minimum Qualifications

A Master's degree in library science or information science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association AND three (3) years of post graduate degree experience in a relevant area of professional library work.

Preferred Qualifications 

  • 5 years experience managing electronic resources.
  • 5 years experience in website development.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies related to digital content.
  • Experience in electronic resource content development and procurement.
  • Experience working within web environment to facilitate connection with vendors and electronic databases.

 

Special Requirements

The State Librarian may determine other advanced educational degrees equivalent to the MLS degree based on staffing needs.
 

Selection Plan

Interested candidates please include a resume within the "resume tab" of your application. At any point during the recruitment process, applicants may be required to submit additional documentation which support their qualification(s) for this position. These documents may include: performance reviews, supervisory references, college transcripts, licensure, etc., at the discretion of the hiring agency.

To begin the application process, please visit the following link. 

Should you have questions pertaining to this recruitment, please contact Heidi Gray at heidi.gray@ct.gov or 860-713-5028.

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Outreach Archivist (Independent Contractor), New England Yearly Meeting of Friends (NEYM), Worcester, MA

New England Yearly Meeting of Friends (NEYM), the denominational organization of Quaker congregations in the six New England states, is seeking applicants for a part-time independent contractor role of Outreach Archivist. The NEYM Archives and Historical Records Committee, which will work closely with and be supported by the Outreach Archivist, is responsible for both encouraging meetings (local congregations) and other groups within the Yearly Meeting organization to adopt good practice to preserve and donate their records to the New England Yearly Meeting Archives held by the Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) at the W.E. B. Dubois Library at UMass Amherst.

 

Responsibilities

The Outreach Archivist will work with the Archives Committee and SCUA to reach out to meetings within New England Yearly Meeting to ensure that they are creating, gathering, and transferring permanent records to SCUA. This work will include identifying meetings and committees whose records are not complete and, where possible, working with those groups to find and transfer those records. The Outreach Archivist may also provide workshops and consultation to groups within New England Yearly Meeting on both record-keeping and helping to identify what should be transferred to the Archives at SCUA.

The Archivist will meet regularly with the Archives Committee and will need to be able to travel and meet with groups such as quarterly meetings (regional sub-groups of congregations) and Yearly Meeting Sessions (annual conference), as well as local meetings throughout New England.

 

Qualifications

Required or preferred qualifications include:

  • Knowledge of Quaker history and organizational structure
  • Knowledge of archival best practice
  • Experience as both a practicing Quaker and a practicing archivist
  • An interest in working closely with a wide range of people
  • The ability to travel with a personal vehicle
  • The ability to occasionally work nights and weekends.

 

It is anticipated that this consulting position will require 150 to 200 hours per year. The hourly rate will be based on experience and professional qualifications, within a range of $50.00-65.00 per hour. Mileage reimbursement will be provided for any required travel. The hours worked are expected to be invoiced at least quarterly by the consultant. These invoices will include description of services provided as well as hours worked and mileage accrued.

 

To Apply

The committee will accept resumes until October 1, 2019. Please send a letter of interest and resume to Carol Forsythe, clerk of the NEYM Archives Committee, at email: archives@neym.org.

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Teen Librarian, Boston Public Library - Central Library, Boston, MA

Overview

Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):

  •  Under supervision, and within the framework of Library policies and practices, to participate in services to a diverse population (characteristic to an urban setting) with emphasis on service to young adults and to perform professional work requiring application of professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and services with a concentration on young adults.

 

Reports To: Ranking Staff Member.
Supervises: As assigned, professional and non-professional staff members

 

Responsibilities

Under supervision performs the following:

  • Assists in the development, planning and implementation of the Library's program of service to young adults through personal consultations, reference and readers' advisory services, outreach and programs.
  • Participates in the development of interactive community relationships and in the implementation of activities to stimulate use of the Library's resources by schools and agencies which serve young adults.
  • Plans and conducts comprehensive programming for young adults and those serving the young adult population, provides bibliographic instruction to classes visiting the Library, conducts book talks, facilitates book discussion groups, and participates in youth advisory committees.
  • Performs readers' advisory services and difficult or involved reference for the general public.
  • Provides instruction to increase patrons' skill in the use of book resources and electronic databases.
  • Manages, as delegated, program funds assigned.
  • Participates in the development of the young adults collection and manages appropriate materials budget.
  • Compiles annotated lists and bibliographies involving book and non-book materials.
  • May be responsible for oral presentations and written reports on activities within the department.
  • May be responsible for day-to-day operations of the department / branch library in the absence of the Department Head / Branch Librarian or other ranking staff member.
  • May participate in recommending and/or planning changes in service or new services for young adults.
  • Actively participates in system-wide committees, training and other professional activities.
  • 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. Courses in young adult literature and/or programming taken for credit at an accredited library school. Other experience working with youth is desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience, may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.


Knowledge of young adult literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to young adult literature and work; knowledge of the techniques of programming for teens; interest in youth and in library work with young adults; willingness and ability to develop strong interactive community relationships; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to search the Internet and other electronic databases; ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, courtesy.

 

Requirements

  • 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.

 

Union Code/Salary PLan/Grade: PSA/P-1  

Hours per week:  35

 

This is a City of Boston job and must be applied to on the City of Boston website https://www.boston.gov/career-center

 

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Head Circulation Librarian, Brockton Public Library, Brockton, MA

Position: Head Circulation Librarian
Department: Brockton Public Library
Date opened: August 13th, 2019
Date closed: December 31st, 2019
Position Type: Full-time/Benefited/Union
Salary: $47,515 - 63,684 (8-Step position)


Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Oversees and provides as necessary a full range of circulation services for all sections of the library (charges, renews, reserves and shelves library materials; issues library cards; processes overdue library notices etc.); prepares related activity reports as necessary. Participates at the circulation desk and provides professional services to library patrons of all ages, training, and background. Establishes policies and procedures relative to the circulation function of the library trains staff librarians in circulation procedures and policies.

  • On behalf of the Library, serves on various professional network committees
  • Educates the public in the use of public access catalog
  • Prepares monthly circulation activity statistical reports
  • Investigates and integrates emerging technologies and best practices into circulation services of the library
  • Performs Readers Advisory services for patrons as necessary
  • Responsible for maintaining an employee work schedule at all library locations including the maintenance of leave accrual records
  • Participates in continuing education and attends workshops to keep abreast of latest developments in the library field and specifically the provision of circulation services
  • May be required to work beyond normal business hours to attend evening meetings, department sponsored special events, or in accordance with the library's work schedule on weekends or on weekends
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates

Supervision required:
Three (3) full-time employees and ten (10) part-time employees. May be required to serve as the
Librarian in Charge in the event of the temporary absence of the Library Director or Assistant
Library Director.


Supervision: Works under the direct supervision of the Library Director.


Education and Experience:
Master's Degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association; a minimum of three (3) years related work experience particularly with automated circulation systems, customer service and staff training required.

Special Requirements:
Certification from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is required within two (2)
years of appointment. As a condition of employment the employee must successfully complete
and pass a Massachusetts Criminal Record Offender Information (CORI) check.


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


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work specifically related to circulation services, automated library systems and information technology including the Internet and social media
  • Knowledge of the organization and management of library operations and emerging technologies in support of department operations and services
  • Ability to work independently with a high degree of accuracy
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships and to deal effectively with staff and patrons of the library
  • Ability to establish priorities and to complete objectives in a timely manner consistent with department operating procedures and policies
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of patron records. Ability to effectively use all library equipment and technology.

Proficient interpersonal, customer service and community outreach skills to interact with patrons of all ages; proficient oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational, analytical, listening and technology skills.


Work Environment: The work environment involves everyday discomforts in a public library setting. Noise or physical surroundings may be distracting, but conditions are generally not unpleasant. Employee may be required to work beyond normal business hours to attend evening meetings, department sponsored special events, or in accordance with the library's work schedule on weekends or on weekends.


Physical and mental requirements:
Little or no physical demands are required to perform the work. Work effort principally involves sitting to perform work tasks, with extended periods of bending, walking, kneeling, standing, twisting, and reaching with hands or arms to reach or to lift, carry or retrieve library materials or books. The employee is frequently required to lift, push, carry, or pull objects such as books, materials, library equipment, and computer paper.



APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
Persons interested in being considered for the position should complete an employment application, submit a cover letter and resume to Sandra Knight, Director of Human Resources, City of Brockton, Human Resources Department, 45 School Street, Brockton, MA 02301 or submit via e-mail to personnel@cobma.us or via facsimile at 508-580-7133.

City of Brockton residency required or shall, within one (1) year of employment establish residency within the City.

City of Brockton is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

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Director, Solomon Wright Public Library, Pownal, VT

The Solomon Wright Public Library is seeking a dynamic, community-oriented individual to be Director of our small rural library. We are looking for someone who has the vision to guide the SWPL into a new chapter with dedication and creativity. This person will administer and coordinate all activities and services of the library and supervise a volunteer staff.

 

 

A bachelor's degree is required, and willingness to earn certification as a public librarian in Vermont within five years. Management and supervisory experience required. 3-5 years experience working in a library or non-profit organization preferred. 

 

This is a 20 hour/week position, with the possibility of expanded hours in the future. Salary is commensurate with experience. See here for a full job description. (http://bit.ly/swpldir)

 

Please submit resume, cover letter, and three references to pownalpub@gmail.com We are currently reviewing applicants, and will continue until we fill the position.

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Short-term Project Archivist, Henri Lazarof Collection, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Job Summary:
Working under the general direction of the Special Collections Librarian, the Short-term Project Archivist will process the Henri Lazarof collection. The collection includes approximately 75 linear feet of material documenting the career of American composer Henri Lazarof (1932-2013). Materials include unique holographic composer's scores, musical sketches, published musical works, correspondence, personal papers, and nearly 400 audiovisual items including commercial and non-commercial audio recordings (including reel-to-reel tapes, LPs, cassette tapes, DAT, etc.). The collection provides a view into the career of a contemporary symphonic composer working in the second half of the twentieth century.

Essential Functions:

  • Conduct a survey of the Henri Lazarof collection.
  • In consultation with the Special Collections Librarian, write a comprehensive processing plan that proposes and prioritizes arrangement schemes to be carried out during this project.
  • Arrange and describe selected series according to accepted archival standards.
  • Publish an online finding aid for the collection in ArchivesSpace.
  • Identify items that are candidates for preservation work.
  • Identify and select approximately 250 items for digitization, oversee and coordinate digitization of materials and create metadata for them.
  • Perform outreach work for the collection as required, including coordination of outreach activity or event.

Note: This is a full-time, temporary, short-term position expected to last approximately 12 months.

For full consideration, please be sure to submit your application by September 17.

Compensation:  $25-27 per hour

Skills and knowledge:

  • Knowledge of archival and descriptive standards, including DACS, and best practices for appraising and processing archival and born-digital materials.
  • Experience working with ArchivesSpace or similar collection management tool.
  • Experience carrying out digitization projects, including familiarity with techniques, workflows, and metadata standards commonly used.
  • Effective communication and writing skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to assess and solve problems accurately.
  • Ability to work independently and to make appropriate decisions; dependability.
  • Familiarity with contemporary classical music and composers strongly preferred.


Additional Information:
May need to work with confidential information; may be required to sign a Confidentiality Statement.

Note:  Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. is required.

Education:
MS degree in Library & Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management preferred. Individuals with relevant processing experience who are currently enrolled in a program may also be considered.

Work Experience:
Demonstrated experience in processing collections is required. Some experience working in an archives or special collections department or comparable setting is desired.

To Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume through the Brandeis Employment website at www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs, or via this link: http://tinyurl.com/y494k5vs 

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Coordinator of Library Administration, Salem State University, Salem, MA

General Statement of Duties
Reporting to the dean of the library, the coordinator of library administration manages and coordinates the day to day administrative operations of the Berry Library. The coordinator supervises fiscal activities, processes all personnel actions, and coordinates facilities maintenance and planning for the library. The coordinator supervises purchasing activities for all materials, online resources, and supplies for a budget in excess of $1M. The position serves as confidential assistant to the dean in all matters relating to the general administration of the library, including budget planning, purchasing, payroll, personnel issues, space/room management, exhibits, event coordination, communication, and donor relations. The coordinator creates and contributes to reports, memos, brochures, publications, signage, the library webpage, and other communications. In the absence of the dean of the library, the coordinator represents the dean as assigned.
Duties and Responsibilities

  1. (E) Manage the day-to-day administrative needs of the Berry Library; oversee all fiscal, personnel, and facilities improvement activities for the library; assist the dean with all other operations of the library as necessary
  2. (E) Oversee all purchasing activity in the library to insure responsible stewardship and efficient use of resources
  3. (E) Supervise acquisitions and purchasing staff; maintain working relationships with vendors, monitor accounts, and follow university purchasing policies, procedures, and deadlines
  4. (E) Coordinate planning and logistical details for all library-sponsored special events including, but not limited to, room scheduling, catering, equipment needs, invitee list, signage, etc.
  5. (E) Review and approve room requests according to library policies for any non-library use of library study spaces, classrooms, and conference rooms; provide assistance to other campus units and external groups that are approved to use space for special events in the library
  6. (E) Lead and coordinate teams of library staff to work on specific projects, such as updating signage, planning events, etc.
  7. (E) Oversee the library's exhibit policies and programs; review applications for use of library space for exhibits and make recommendations to the dean
  8. (E) Coordinate the installation and promotion of exhibits with creators/sponsors of the exhibit, facilities, marketing, and any other campus partners
  9. (E) Provide assistance to the dean as well as to members of the Library Program Area, including assistance with travel requests, travel reservations, time and attendance sheets, and supply needs
  10. (E)  Act as a liaison and point of contact with Facilities, Information Technology, architects, engineers, and other appropriate agencies and individuals to maintain and improve facilities for library services and staff
  11. (E) Create regular comprehensive fiscal reports for the dean by gathering and verifying information from general accounting systems; provide recommendations for adjustments among multiple programs, accounts and funding sources
  12. (E) Prepare purchase orders and make purchases for the library using University purchasing cards as necessary
  13. Assist the dean with maintenance of donor lists and preparation of donor communications
  14. Collaborate with the coordinator of access services to review and recommend changes to library hours; prepare drafts of library hours for review by the dean
  15. In the absence of the dean of the library, may be asked to represent the library in discussions of budget, facilities, personnel, and other administrative issues
  16. Liaise with university police to resolve issues related to the key-card swipe doors and arrange for the library doors to be opened for special events
  17. Consult and collaborate with all areas of the library and the campus, as needed
  18. Promote a successful teamwork environment through exemplary leadership
  19. Maintain and augment professional knowledge and skills, through participation in professional development opportunities
  20. Contribute to college-wide initiatives and projects
  21. Demonstrate sensitivity to students, faculty and staff of varying racial, ethnic, religious, gender, cultural, disability, sexual orientation and socioeconomic backgrounds
  22. Serve as a role model and mentor for students as appropriate
  23. Perform related duties as assigned


Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's degree or higher in relevant fields, such as business, management, English, communications, or library & information science
  2. At least 2 years of full-time or equivalent part-time experience performing similar administrative duties
  3. Experience supervising and coordinating the work of others


Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library & information science
  2. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, especially Word, Excel, and Outlook
  3. Previous budget management experience
  4. Experience providing confidential adminstrative support to senior leadership in an organization
  5. Experience working in a library and/or in higher education
  6. Experience writing content for web publication
  7. Experience using web authoring software and/or writing basic html
  8. Experience in coordinating and/or marketing events
  9. Experience with facilities planning, renovations and relocations
  10. Excellent attention to detail
  11. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  12. Apply creative problem solving skills to reach innovative and workable solutions

Apply:
To read the full job description and apply online, please click here.

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Digital Archaeologist, City of Boston, Boston, MA

Brief Job Description (essential functions of the job):
Under the supervision of the Archaeology Laboratory Manager and as part of Boston's City Archaeology Program, provides a wide variety of laboratory and collections duties.  The Digital Archaeologist will work for two years in support of the Boston Digital Archaeology Program funded through a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Digital Archaeologist will be responsible for creating and disseminating digital archaeological data from multiple archaeological sites including Boston Common, Paul Revere House, Brook Farm, the 27-29 Endicott Street Brothel, and Faneuil Hall through mid-2021.  

 
Responsibilities:

  • Photographs artifact lots with a digital SLR camera (provided), creates and labels TIF and derivative JPEG files with accurate artifact lot identification.
  • Assists Project Archaeologist in entering artifact data into digital artifact catalog and provides quality control assistance.
  • Scans archival documents including field forms, reports, and drawings.
  • Uploads digital images and creates backup images on artifact image hard drives.
  • Creates CSV datasheet and populates Omeka.net-based online catalog using spreadsheet and digital images.  
  • Performs other collections-related projects as assigned to them by the City Archaeologist and Laboratory Manager
  • Performs related work as required.


Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Applicant must have at least (2) two years full-time or equivalent part-time experience working with museum collections, New England Native archaeological artifacts, 17th-20th century American historic archaeological artifacts, cataloging archaeological materials into a digital database.
  • Bachelor's Degree in Archaeology, Archives, History, Heritage Management, Museum Studies, or closely-related fields.
  • Familiarity with Digital SLR cameras and use of RAW and JPEG file formats.
  • Strong organizational, communication, writing and interpersonal skills; demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Proven competency in the use of related software such as Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Windows Office Suite and Google Drive office suite.
  • Experience with Omeka.net uploading and data management preferred.
  • Ability to provide quality customer services in person and over the telephone; and to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and other employees.
  • Must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.

APPLY:

For full job description and to apply online, click here.

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Library Assistant, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

FLSA: Part Time, non-exempt
Salary Range: $16/hr.         
Effective Date: September

              
Position Summary
The purpose of this position is to grow the graduation rate by directly assisting student access to library resources and services at our one-stop circulation and reference desk.  Library Assistants do this by aiding in the creation and upkeep of library resources and services and by working directly with students to orient them to the available databases, print and eBook materials, textbook reserves, and technology that will aid in their success. Library Assistants work directly with staff and faculty to collaboratively plan programming, library instruction, research guide creation, and collection development that will engage students both academically and in their passions outside of the classroom. The Annenberg Library is seeking an innovative, collaborative individual who shares our user-oriented, mission-driven philosophy and passion for diverse patron service.


Position Scope

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


Qualifications

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


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


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

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

F: 8 am-5 pm

Su: 1 pm-9 pm

 ______________________________________________________________________________

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


Send resume and cover letter to:
Mackenzie Davison
Library Director
mdavison@pmc.edu


Annenberg Library, Pine Manor College
400 Heath Street
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467


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Youth Services Librarian, Sharon Public Library, Sharon, MA

1. Summary Description
This professional position is responsible for the development, implementation and evaluation of a wide range of innovative services for youth of all ages as directed by the Library Director and Head of Youth Services. The candidate will provide collection development, training and library services using makerspace and other emerging technologies as requested. Collection development duties, technology updates and other duties will be required.


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

  • Recommends goals and objectives for the young adult collection and supporting services; develops, maintains, and weeds young adult collections including books, videos, CDs, college, career, job training, and other materials.
  • Reviews and purchases materials for the young adult collection and other collections as directed by the Head of Youth Services Librarian or Library Director.
  • Plans, organizes, promotes and conducts youth programming, including makerspace programs which support STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) initiatives; develops special tools that provide access to information not readily available using library owned software.
  • Devises newsletters, brochures, calendar and displays for young adult area.
  • Directs technical staff in processing and data entry of young adult materials for the collection when needed.
  • Work with the schools to provide library card services, reading programs and other activities in coordination with the local schools.
  • Utilizes a variety of techniques (book discussion groups online or in person) to encourage reading literacy and lifelong learning.
  • Provides a variety of information services to meet the diverse needs of youth; instructs young adults in basic information gathering and research skills; oversees and coordinates the activities of the Teen Advisory Board and assists in planning and implementation of services in this age group.
  • Designs, implements, and evaluates specific programs and activities (both in the library and in the community) for middle school and high school youth, based on their needs and interests; performs public service duties as scheduled, assisting patrons with automated databases and other equipment as needed.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer technology updates and maintenance for youth computers.
  • Attends staff meetings; researches and writes grant proposals; performs other duties as assigned
  • Keeps current regarding youth services and participates in workshops and professional organizations.
  • Maintains confidentiality of patron records including materials borrowed, money owed, patron contact information and names of family members.

Has frequent contact with children, caregivers, other patrons, town employees, vendors, various organizations and human service agencies. Must be able to convey information and discuss complex and technical matters articulately. Maintains control over youth as needed to provide a safe and comfortable environment for all.


3. Supervision
When Library Director or other supervisory staff are not on duty, this individual may be in charge of the library.


Supervises volunteers and tax work off assignees. May be in charge of the library when supervisory staff with more seniority are not in the building. May request duties to be performed by Library Assistants, by requesting help through appropriate supervisory staff. Problems with Library Assistants may be directly addressed. All problems are to be brought to the attention of the Head of Youth Services and Library Director.


4. Reporting Structure
Works under the direction of the Head of Youth Services or Library Director in the absence of the Head of Youth Services; work requires substantial individual initiative and judgment; meets regularly with the Head of Youth Services to review plans, programs, problems, initiatives and outcomes.


5. Physical Environment
Work is performed in a normal public library setting. Noise level may be loud due to the nature of children.


6. Education/Basic Knowledge
An MLS (Master's degree in Library Science) from an American Library Association accredited college/university required. Coursework in children's, middle school and young adult literature required. Candidate must have knowledge of current trends in makerspace technology, performing basic computer and library services for youth.


7. Experience
Experience working with children and teens in a learning or educational setting is required. Experience working with youth in a public library setting is preferred. Experience in makerspace instruction for youth is preferred. Some supervisory experience is preferred.

Candidate should possess excellent communication skills needed to work with children of various ages, including elementary, middle, and high school patrons. These communication skills include the ability to present topics and programs in an engaging and inclusive manner. The candidate should be able to vary their presentation style and communication methods based on the age group. The candidate should also be clear and engaging when communicating with adults and library staff.


Must be able to multi-task and work independently.


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.

Apply:

Send cover letter, resume and a list of 3 references to: Lamend@ocln.org   To view the job description  https://www.sharonpubliclibrary.org/ckfinder/userfiles/files/Youth%20Services%20Librarian%20revised%20June%202019(2).pdf

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Collections Metadata Specialist, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida's, George A. Smathers Libraries seek a Collections Metadata Specialist to coordinate unit operations associated with metadata that enables discovery and access to library resources. This position uses technical expertise in the Integrated Library System (ILS) and other systems to add or update metadata in the discovery layers and to extract metadata to produce collections reports. The Specialist coordinates batch loading of catalog records, and serves as a liaison between the Collections Support Unit and the Libraries' personnel, vendors, and consortial partners. The Specialist works independently and as part of an exceptional team, aiding in the development of workflows, implementing strategic projects, troubleshooting problems, and providing guidance and training to colleagues.


The search will remain open until September 19, 2019, and applications will be reviewed as received. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries staff recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/StaffPositions.html.


The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.


Address inquiries to Tina M. Litchfield, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: tlitchfield@uflib.ufl.edu.
    

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Reference and Instruction Librarian (Part-Time), Quinsigamond Community College, Worcester, MA

GENERAL STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Part-Time Reference and Instruction Librarian provides reference services and instruction to students, faculty and staff at Alden Library and/or Downtown Library.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Staffs the reference desk and answers questions in person or via phone, email or chat.
2. Leads library instruction sessions.
3. Prepares course-specific materials to support students' research needs.
4. Keeps reference and instruction statistics as needed.
5. Assists users in use of equipment and facilities.
6. Assists full-time librarians on special projects in support of the services of the library.
7. Actively support the teaching and learning process; practicing honesty and integrity in and out of the classroom; strive to create and support a student-centered environment while fostering academic innovation and excellence.
8. Work actively with other areas of the college to ensure a spirit of college-wide collaboration, collegiality, civility, and teamwork. Respect the function of dissent in an academic institution while advancing a collegial atmosphere of campus collaboration.
9. Embrace the ideals of diversity and inclusiveness and support the equal rights of all people by advancing the understanding and appreciation of differences including age, race, gender, ability, religious convictions, socio-economic status, ethnic heritage, and sexual orientation.
10. Provide flexible, responsive and high quality service to all, be they students, community, or staff, and continuously assess processes and procedures and revise accordingly.
11. Perform other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Master's in Library Science from an American Library Association Accredited Library/Information Science program.
2. Experience in teaching library orientation and information literacy sessions to individuals and groups.
3. Experience providing reference service using print and electronic resources.
4. Excellent oral and written communication skills.
5. Excellent Customer Service skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
1. Experience working in a Community College library.
2. Experience creating Libguides or other multimedia reference resources.
3. Experience with chat reference and social media in library work.
4. Experience providing reference and instruction for distance education.


SALARY:
MCCC Professional rate of $28.29 per hour. No benefits apply.

HOURS:
Day, evening and Saturday shifts at both the West Boylston and Downtown Libraries are available.

TO APPLY:
Applicants should visit our website at www.QCC.edu/human-resources  for information about our college and must apply online by September 8, 2019.  All internal applicants should be aware that their application for this vacancy constitutes permission for review of their personnel file. Successful applicants will be required to complete a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI/SORI) request. Bilingual persons are encouraged to apply.  Quinsigamond Community College is an equal opportunity affirmative action college supporting diversity.

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Youth Services Specialist, Chicopee Public Library, Chicopee, MA

SUMMARY:  The City of Chicopee is seeking a Youth Services Specialist at the Chicopee Public Library. This is an opportunity to contribute to the public and be a part of a positive team, dedicated to helping others.

The Youth Services Specialist is responsible for performing a variety of procedures with a high degree of public contact, providing library public services, programming, outreach, and collection development for youth through age 18. Specific duties may vary due to grade and/or location.

To view this position's description click here

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides public services and reference assistance to children and young adults
  • Develops and conducts youth programming (story time, the scheduling of performers, crafts, club interests)
  • Provides information, literacy instruction and assists with homework help
  • Provides outreach, including attendance at school open houses and community events to promote library services
  • Promotes library services by participating with school and community group tours.
  • Coordinates circulation activities for youth services and maintains consistency with policies and procedures.
  • Participates in collection development for youth collections, grant seeking and implementation and the design of web pages and performs linking and all other tasks required to create, develop and expand web pages and services to youth
  • Performs other related work as required


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Good ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, associates and the general public
  • Comprehensive computer skills including all office programs, software applications supportive of library presentations and applications, and designing of web pages and presentations
  • A Master's Degree in Library Science with 2 years demonstrated youth services experience in a public library


In lieu of a Master's Degree the following will be considered:
-  Bachelor's Degree with 5 years demonstrated youth services experience in a public library
-  Associate's Degree with 10 years demonstrated youth services experience in a public library

  • Prior Library experience preferred.
  • Strong background in youth programming required
  • Experience using C/WMARS circulation system, preferred.


COMPENSATION:
The City of Chicopee provides its employees (contingent upon employee status) with a robust benefits package which includes: Medical, Dental, Vision, Sick-Time, Holiday Pay, Personal Time, Pension Plan, and more.

The starting pay for this position is Grade C, Step 1, $20.21 per hour.

HOW TO APPLY
If this opportunity aligns with your skills, experience and career goals, apply today by either sending your resume to resume@chicopeema.gov, applying in person at Chicopee City Hall, Department of HR, or go to www.chicopeema.gov/jobs.aspx .

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Youth Services Librarian, Providence Community Library, Providence, RI

Youth Services Librarian L1, Wanskuck

Providence Community Library

Salary:     $21.21 per hour

Hours:      Full-time 37 ½ hrs. per week w/Benefits

Posted:     July 31, 2019

Deadline: Internal applications submitted by August 8th considered first.  Outside applications accepted until the position is filled.

Duties:
Providence Community Library is seeking a Youth Services Librarian L1 with extensive experience in maker-centered learning, to work in a busy, neighborhood library.  Preferred makerspace skills:

  • Proficient in technology, including 3D printers, vinyl cutters, laser cutters, heat presses, sewing machines, coding, and Dash Robots.
  • Experience with digital badging.
  • Experience organizing and maintaining a community based makerspace.
  • Experience mentoring youth in a makerspace and/or leading hands-on, design-based workshops with youth.

The Youth Services Librarian plans and implements a comprehensive program of service especially, emergent literacy, to young library users, and may provide professional support to more than one neighborhood library.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:  organizing and maintaining a community based makerspace, selecting and purchasing library materials aimed at children and youth, planning, developing, coordinating and executing programs designed to serve children from infants to teens; providing reader's advisory and reference assistance to parents, teachers and caregivers to develop pre-literacy and literacy skills to children; assisting patrons, particularly children and youth, in researching information on a wide variety of subjects, developing relationships and programs for and with local schools, early childcare centers, and other youth-serving organizations in the neighborhood; creating a welcoming environment in the children's area which provides for enjoyable and productive use of library resources.

Work schedule: includes evenings, work at least 1 Saturday per month, and assisting with coverage at other PCL locations when needed.

Qualifications:
MLS from an ALA accredited school.  Experience working as a Youth Services Librarian.  Spanish speaking a plus.


Apply:

Send resume, cover letter, and three references to:
Maria Melvin, HR Manager, mmelvin@provcomlib.org, (401) 467-2700 x. 1606

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Acquisitions Manager, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Information and Technical Services (ITS) is currently seeking candidates for the position of Acquisitions Manager. ITS actively supports the teaching and research mission of the Harvard Library by managing monograph, serial and e-resource acquisitions, metadata creation, and metadata management for the Harvard Library.

As a member of the Acquisitions Section under the supervision of the Head of Acquisitions, and as a member of the ITS management team, the incumbent facilitates timely access to Harvard Library collections by managing the one of four units within the Acquisitions Section, a unit that performs a variety of acquisitions and copy cataloging duties for monographs in multiple languages and formats. While working closely with Library Directors and Collection Development Colleagues, the incumbent also works collaboratively with other ITS managers to develop department-wide strategic and operational plans, policies, and best practices for technical services in the Harvard Library.  In addition, the manager provides the leadership and supervision necessary for successful change management and staff retraining.

Priorities will be set to maximize contributions to the overall goals of the Information and Technical Services Department of the Harvard Library. Staff may be called upon to apply their skills and/or receive additional training in order to contribute to work in other ITS units or teams as occasional, short-term needs occur.

This position is located in the Central Square area of Cambridge, MA.

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

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Outreach Librarian for Student Success, Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA

General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Outreach Librarian for Student Success is a highly motivated, results-oriented librarian who values an
innovative student-centered approach to the development of library services. They develop, implement,
promote, and assess activities aimed at improving undergraduate and graduate student engagement, retention and success at Fitchburg State University. They provide research services. They participate in the Library Instruction program. They participate in the Library Liaison program and in collection development. They develop, implement and promote programs that engage diverse populations in the surrounding communities.


Duties and Responsibilities:
Outreach:
1. Develop, coordinate, implement and assesses programs and services aimed at improving undergraduate
and graduate student engagement, retention and success at Fitchburg State University. Examples might
include orientations, FYE program, personal librarian program, and finals support.
2. Work collaboratively with campus partners and student groups to support student success initiatives across
campus, e.g. student affairs, International Education Office, tutor center, etc.
3. Develop community-engaged programs for diverse populations in the surrounding communities in
partnership with the University and with local community members.
4. Publicize library services, resources, and events through various communication channels. Create
promotional materials.


Instructional Services:
1. Participate in the instruction schedule, providing formal and informal instruction or research sessions,
which may include upper-level and graduate research classes, Information Literacy classes, technology
workshops, and the Embedded Librarian program.
2. Participate in the development and management of course materials and curriculum content supporting
the instruction programs, including the creation and enhancement of online learning objects such as
specialized research guides and multimedia tutorials.
3. Participate in the evaluation of classroom technologies and pedagogies to improve teaching, and explore
and recommend new methods of delivering information literacy content and fostering critical evaluation
skills.


Research Services:
1. Participate in the research desk rotation. Answer both ready reference and in-depth research questions
by various methods, such as IM, email, appointments, phone, and in-person.
2. Participate in the development and evaluation of innovative uses of technology and other initiatives in
support of research services for various student populations.
3. Develop collaborative ongoing relationships with faculty, staff, and various student populations to
enhance research services offered in the library and support teaching and learning.


Shared Responsibilities:
1. Manage and participate in all aspects of collection development and librarian liaison responsibilities for
assigned academic departments and subject areas.
2. Stays abreast of current trends and best practices in areas of responsibility and takes steps necessary to
integrate these into the Library as appropriate.
3. Participate in the creation and management of related reports, statistics, and assessment of services.
Contribute to the design and implementation of overall library assessment initiatives.
4. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Campus Community
1. Librarian responsibilities as a professional may include those in the following areas:

      - Participation as a professional in public service
      - Participation in and contributions to the improvements and development of the academic programs or    academic services as those programs or services relate to the library

      - Participation in and contributions to the professional growth and development of the College
Community

2. Attendance at University functions such as annual faculty meetings, commencement, convocations, etc.;
participate and carry out assignments for committees and departmental meetings.

This position requires some evening and weekend work, as needed to fulfill responsibilities of position.


Qualifications Required:
1. A Masters of Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited program or an equivalent Master's
degree, such as a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) or a Master of Library Science
and Information Science (M.L.S.I.S.).
2. Ability to perform multiple tasks and responsibilities within established timeframes.
3. Ability to work collaboratively with a diverse population of faculty, students, staff and community
members.
4. Commitment to librarianship, scholarship, and service, which are required criteria to meet University
requirements for promotion and tenure. A terminal degree for librarians is required to attain tenure.
5. Ability to perform the duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation.
6. Must be able to satisfactorily pass a check conducted by the Criminal History Systems Board (CORI)
as well as a completed background check satisfactory to the university.

Desirable Qualifications:
1. Ability to create promotional and instructional materials.
2. Bilingual (Spanish-speaking).
3. Creative approach to the development of new services; commitment to responsive and innovative
service.
4. Deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to creating and sustaining a diverse and
inclusive work and learning environments.
5. Demonstrated understanding of key issues and emerging trends in academic libraries and higher
education.
6. Effective teaching skills, in group and individual settings. Understanding of the concepts and goals of
information literacy.

Application Instructions:
For a full job description and to apply, please visit our jobsite at http://fitchburg.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=114780

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Metadata Management Specialist, Harvard University / Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Metadata Management team in Harvard Library is seeking a part-time metadata specialist to contribute to diverse metadata projects in support of our linked data initiatives and other discovery innovations.  This is a great opportunity for an early-career library metadata practitioner to get hands-on experience on a forward-looking project.

Time: 8-10 hrs / wk through June 2020
Wage: $22 / hr


The Metadata Management Specialist will work with the team completing the final year of the Andrew W. Mellon grant-funded project: Linked Data for Production 2: Pathway to Implementation.  Activities include data cleaning and transformations, working with various APIs to query data sources and conduct batch transactions between systems, exploring Wikidata integrations, scripting processes for automating workflows, metadata analysis of large data sets and conducting normalizations, and other related metadata activities as assigned.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications include:

  • Familiarity with linked data concepts and RDF serializations, such as TTL
    Familiarity with data formats including CSV, JSON, and XML, and with text editors such as Atom
    Experience with OpenRefine and working with datasets
    Working knowledge of XML and editing tools, e.g. Oxygen
    Experience with data transformation techniques and tools, e.g. XSLT
    Ability to work with ambiguity and engage in independent learning and analysis
    Understanding of library metadata principles and familiarity with recent developments around library linked data, ideally BIBFRAME

Additional skills:

  • Experience with scripting/coding desirable, e.g. Python
    Experience with APIs
    Familiarity with GitHub desirable

Full/Part Time

Temporary

How to Apply

Applicants should direct a cover letter and resume to Michelle Durocher, Head of Metadata Management, Harvard Library, at the following: michelle_durocher@harvard.edu.

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Head of Access Services, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA

About Lesley University:
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Lesley University is highly regarded for its graduate and
undergraduate programs in education, the arts, and applied social sciences. Lesley fosters a highly
creative environment in which innovative ideas thrive, theory is integrated with practice and its 6,400
students and 92,000 alumni are empowered to improve and enrich communities.


We offer a competitive benefits package that includes health, dental, life, and long-term-disability
insurance. In addition, we offer generous amounts of vacation and holiday time, as well as a tuition
remission policy that enables employees to expand their knowledge and skills.


Job Description:
As part of the library leadership team, the Head of Access Services sets departmental goals and plans for their implementation and assessment. They work with library leadership on operational and strategic planning and to ensure quality customer service is provided at the Information Desk and they identify and implement continual improvements and efficiencies in circulation, document delivery/interlibrary loan, collection maintenance, retrieval and user services.


Essential Functions:

  • Performs a wide range of managerial duties associated with supervising staff: creates training documents, administers budgets for student employees, sets priorities, plans workflow, resolves problems, interprets and monitors policies.
  • Recommends for hire, trains, supervises, develops and evaluates departmental staff and student workers.
  • Formulates and recommends access services policies and procedures including registration of new borrowers, maintenance of the patron database, borrowing privileges and procedures, overdue and recall policies, fine policies, stack maintenance and library access in conjunction with library leadership and consortia partners. Ensures consistency of service between service points at the Moriarty and Sherrill libraries.
  • Supervises, and provides in absence of Library Assistant, interlibrary loan and document delivery functions. Develops and promotes policies and procedures to deliver services to the Lesley community regardless of location. Responsible for continuous maintenance and inventory of the library's collection.
  • Provides back up to Evening Supervisor and Library Assistant. Ability to accommodate flexible scheduling as needed.
  • Serves as the libraries' resource person for copyright and intellectual property issues as they impact Access Services operations. Processes complicated copyright permission requests. Monitors the budget for copyright permissions and communicates with Copyright Clearance Center.
  • Collects and deposits overdue fines and item replacement monies.
  • Upholds the confidentiality of patron records and adheres to university regulations. Informs staff of policies re confidentiality.
  • Collaborates with the Access Services Team to collect, analyze, prepare and disseminate statistical reports relating to Access Services.
  • Acts as liaison to appropriate university departments including the Registrar, Bursar, Document Center, Physical Plant and Security.
  • Serves as or delegates someone to be the library's representative to the consortial committees responsible for developing access services policies and procedures.
  • Advises the Dean of Libraries on disaster planning. Communicates the library's schedule during inclement weather.
  • Engages in professional development activities at all levels.
  • Serves as a faculty library liaison, with responsibility for developing and maintaining print and electronic collections, as well as providing regular communication with departmental faculty in one or more academic departments. Create and maintain effective library guides for those subject areas.
  • Participates in Library Instruction Programs as needed.
  • Identifies and recommends technology necessary for the operations of Access Services by keeping current on upgrades and improvements to Circulation and Interlibrary Loan software.Responsible for providing upgrades as needed.


Requirements:

  • ALA accredited MLS or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3 - 5 years of professional experience in progressively responsible public service positions.
  • Experience with integrated library systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and supervise staff.
  • Superior oral and written interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and with diverse clientele.
  • Ability to work some evening and weekend hours.
  • Ability to set and deal with multiple priorities.
  • Ability to analyze situations and complex data.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States; if you hold a visa, your visa status must allow you to work at Lesley University.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in Access Services in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of Endeavor Voyager and Blackboard.
  • Experience working with consortia.
  • Ability to mentor others.
  • Knowledge of U.S. copyright law and intellectual property issues.
  • Proven ability to initiate and implement projects.
  • Knowledge of online database searching, intermediate technology skills including Microsoft Office suite, and familiarity with library and office equipment.

For more information and to apply, please visit:
https://lesley.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=114702&ampCNTRNO=1&TSTMP=1566230734133
Applications will be reviewed upon the establishment of an appropriate pool of candidates.

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Archivist/Librarian, Dedham Historical Society & Museum, Dedham, MA

The Dedham Historical Society & Museum seeks a part-time Archivist/Librarian to oversee, promote, and steward its important collections that reflect the history of one of the oldest and most historic communities in the nation. Candidate must be forward-thinking and enthusiastic about outreach and engaging audiences.


Responsibilities: Care for archival collections and reference library using current archival and records management best practices, maintaining the physical collection with an eye toward preservation and access. Provide reference and/or research services to historical and genealogical researchers, in person or by phone, email, or mail. Use database programs to catalog materials for accessioning and for research (DHSM uses Past Perfect). Make materials accessible by writing finding aids and working with volunteers to do the same. Post/write to social media channels about collections at least 2x/week. Contribute information to the DHSM website and bimonthly newsletter. Provide ideas, reference services, and content for programs, publications, exhibits, reports, grants, etc. Participate in and assist with school programs. Explore options for and eventually integrate digitization. Seek grant funding for archival projects and work with the executive director on the submission of grants for the archives and library. Referencing the Collections Policy, appraise external library and archival materials for possible accession to the collection through gifts or purchase; consider materials for deaccessioning. Build volunteer archives/research team and oversee those volunteers. Create monthly visitor reports for the board.


Qualifications: Graduate degree in relevant field and/or ALA-accredited degree (MLS/MLIS or equivalent). Familiarity with collections databases. Working knowledge of historic collections and their care and handling. Organizational and communications skills; ability to work independently & as a team. Interest in social media. Report to executive director. Open times can fit schedule + 3 hours alt. Saturdays. The DHSM is located at 612 High Street, Dedham, MA.


Apply: Please send resume/cover letter to society@dedhamhistorical.org by September 30, 2019.

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Librarian I , Meriden Public Library, Meriden, CT

This is professional, entry level library work. The position involves the application of professional library techniques and procedures to a variety of library activities. The Librarian I works under the supervision of a Librarian III, who provides director and evaluation, assignments and responsibilities. Employees are expected to gradually acquire the specific knowledge and responsibilities. Employees may be expected to supervise library pages. Feedback is given through an oral and written review process.

Work is performed under the general direction of the Director of Library Services.

Salary starting at $51,438.40.

Full benefit package. Union position.

Apply online at https://tinvurl.com/meridencareers and e-mail your resumes/applications to humanreasources@meridenct.gov.

Last date to apply is Thursday, August 22, 2019.

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Middle School Librarian, Amherst Regional Middle School, Amherst, MA

The Amherst Regional Middle school is seeking a Middle School Librarian (grades 7-8). The candidate will need to be passionate about all the opportunities that the position holds and enjoy spending his or her days working with middle grade students. In addition to maintaining and overseeing our library space, he or she will manage the acquisition, processing, organization, maintenance, circulation, and inventory of print and electronic resources for the library. He or she must have working knowledge of the role of school libraries in the 21st century and the Massachusetts State Curriculum frameworks. In addition to supporting students and teachers, he or she will be a student advisor and have administrative duties.

Job description:
The Amherst Regional Middle School Librarian reports to the Middle School Principal. The Middle School Librarian is responsible for both the day-to-day operations and the long term planning of all aspects of his/her own school library. In partnership with the Director of Information and Technology and the other librarians in the district, the Middle School Librarian promotes digital, information, and media literacy. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


1. Manage the acquisition, processing, organization, maintenance, circulation, and inventory of print and electronic resources for the library.
2. Maintain and oversee the physical space ensuring that it is accessible to all Middle School students, faculty and staff.
3. Promote books and reading through book talks and other literacy activities.
4. Promote the value of, and provide training in, the use of online library databases for both faculty and students.
5. Provide leadership on best practices in research methods and tools, media studies, and library and information literacy.
6. Provide individual and group instruction for students on the acquisition and use of research resources and techniques, using age appropriate models.
7. Collaborate and plan with teachers on the appropriate use of library materials as well as library technology resources used by students for classroom instruction and projects.
8. Using professional journals, select and purchase appropriate materials to enhance support of the curriculum and for reading.
9. Develop and manage, along with the other school librarians, the annual library budget.
10. Work alongside members of the Student Services group to support students with special needs.
11. Perform other duties which may include, but are not limited to, homeroom advisor, committee member, and student club faculty mentor as assigned by the Middle School Principal.
12. Train and manage library volunteers.


Job Requirements:
Expertise as a Media Specialist- familiarity with the current technology and its applications, as it pertains to literacy instruction
Experience working with highly diverse students (including academically, linguistically , economically, and culturally diverse populations)
Familiarity with Restorative Practices
Familiarity with operating student advisory and guided study
Ability to present, teach, model best practices to faculty, as it pertains to literacy
Experience working with Middle School Age students


To Apply: See the full job description and apply, here.

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Youth Services Manager, Concord Public Library, Concord, NH

Type of Employment:  Full Time 40 hours per week

Starting Salary Range: $62,192 to $74,006 with comprehensive benefits package.

Start Date:  December 2, 2019
 
Closing Date:  Open until filled with 1st review September 16, 2019.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:
A City Application is required. Applications may be completed online at www.concordnh.gov.  For more information on applying, please call the Human Resources Department at (603) 225-8535 (voice) or TTY at 800-735-2964 or 7-1-1.

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JOB SUMMARY:
Responsible for the operational success of the Youth Services Division of the Concord Public Library.  Accomplished through strategic planning, programming, public relations and staff development.  This position is also responsible for collection development and community engagement.


Examples of Duties:
Responsible for the overall goal setting, planning, programming, development, and implementation of services in the Youth Services Division.
 
Acts as a member of the management team as a Library division head; confers with upper management to keep them informed on key issues and progress toward objectives and to gain their support and approval; makes recommendations to assist management in making needed improvements.
 
Oversees daily operations of the Youth Services Division by ensuring appropriate staff coverage to greet and assist the public.
 
Develops, plans, and implements programs for children of all ages.
 
Plans and implements marketing and public relations strategies for the Youth Services Division.
 
Prepares budget; maintains budget records and monitors expenditures for assigned areas such as collection development and programming.
 
Prepares monthly and annual reports of Youth Services.
 
Initiates and supports cooperative efforts between the library and Concord schools, as well as other potential collaborations with organizations in the community that serve children.
 
Serves patrons at children's room circulation and reference desks; assists patrons in use of online catalog.
 
Updates children's services manuals.
 
Coordinates volunteer program in the Children's Room.
 
Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with city policies, procedures, and applicable laws, including training in job skills, appraising performance, addressing complaints, resolving problems, scheduling staff, and planning, assigning, and directing work.
 
Prepares reports, memos, and correspondence concerning areas of responsibility.
 
Participates in the development and implementation of library policies, procedures, and long-range plans.
 
Interprets and explains library policies and procedures.
 
Keeps abreast of professional library trends at a regional and national level.
 
Maintains education in library science; attends courses, workshops, and conferences.
 
Belongs to and is active in local and state library organizations.
 
Performs duties of Library Director as assigned. .
 
Monitors the physical condition of the Children's Room and facility.
 
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications:
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Education and Experience:

  •  Master's degree in Library/Information Science accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Three years of management experience preferred, or three years of progressively responsible experience required OR
  • Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.

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Systems Librarian, US Coast Guard Academy, New London, CT

I.  Position Summary:
This position is located in the Library of the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut, a four-year, accredited, degree granting institution and center of leadership development for the Coast Guard.  The incumbent is responsible for performing all functions of systems librarian required to support the education and training outcomes of the Academy.  The incumbent serves as the database administrator for the library's integrated system and trains staff on new technologies. The incumbent provides leadership in the management and procurement of electronic resources and in solving problems associated with their delivery.  The incumbent is expected to advise the library director on issues and new developments in the areas of library systems and trends associated with the delivery of electronic resources.

II.  Responsibilities
Plans for, evaluates, implements, customizes, upgrades, and assesses all automated systems and other computer applications, including website.
Troubleshoots hardware, software, and access issues.
Trains library staff in the use of library systems and applications.
Administers new and existing licensing for electronic resources and monitors subscriptions to comply with licensing terms and conditions.
Arranges trials, activates new electronic subscriptions, and troubleshoots reported access problems.
Collects and compiles statistics for use in administrative reports and mandated surveys.
Works closely with Information Services, faculty, cadets, and vendors to solve problems

Key Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship is required.
  • This position requires a National Agency Check with Inquiries (NACI).


This is a federal civil service position with a salary range at the GS-11 level ($69,339.00 to $90,146.00).  The federal government provides an excellent benefits package.  For a complete vacancy announcement and to apply for the position, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/543139600.  Applications must be submitted through USAJOBS.gov by August 29, 2019 but early submittals are encouraged. The U. S. Coast Guard is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. 

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Director of Library Digital Technologies, Brown University Library, Providence, R

The Director of Library Digital Technologies (LDT) provides energetic, creative, and forward-looking leadership for the Brown University Library's digital infrastructure and applications. Reporting to the Deputy University Librarian, and a member of the Library's leadership team, the Director coordinates and collaborates with partners in the Library, the University's Computing and Information Services (CIS) department, and other campus units to ensure that the Library's digital services are aligned with the teaching and research mission of the University.


The Director of LDT will be responsible for setting strategic goals, allocating resources, and overseeing the successful implementation, maintenance, refreshment, and integration of the Library's information technology program, which includes on-premise, locally hosted, and vendor hosted enterprise level applications. The Director provides high level oversight for the continuous operation of the library's website, digital repository, and other locally hosted web services, and works closely with other library and University stakeholders to manage hosted applications, such as the Integrated Library System Sierra, ILLIAD interlibrary loan software, and customized applications for resource discovery, course reserves, interlibrary loan and document lending, and researcher profiles. The Director ensures that the Library's IT program is integrated with the University's technology strategies and infrastructure; meets accepted and emerging security and access protocols; and is responsive to the needs of students, faculty, staff and other stakeholders. A leader in the academic library IT field, the Director will represent the Brown University Library in technology initiatives at the local and national level, including participation in the Ivy Plus Libraries' Confederation.


A highly collaborative leader, the Director of LDT contributes to the development of a compelling vision for how digital technology can strengthen existing workflows for collections management; contribute to outstanding digital scholarship; support resource acquisition and discovery; expose scholarship through an outstanding repository platform; and promote the Brown University Library's programs, services, and expert staff through a state-of-the-art, user-centered, and accessible website aligned with University
web standards. The Director collaborates with all library units to ensure the unit is fully integrated into the Library's operations as a whole, including a strong emphasis on diversity, equity, access, and
inclusion.


The Director directly supervises a team of management and non-management professional staff members (software developers, systems administrator, web services, digital repository and desktop support technicians). In addition to the library website and the Brown Digital Repository, core applications supported include a Blacklight discovery interface for the Library's online catalog; Researchers at Brown, a faculty profile system built on the open-source VIVO platform; a custom application for managing course reserves; and support for various library specific technologies, including but not limited to, the integrated library system (ILS), interlibrary loan, special collections, and research guides.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Information Management/Technology or related field required.
  • Master's Degree in a related field preferred.
  • Minimum of five years increasingly responsible, substantive positions developing, planning, and successfully implementing user-centered technology services.
  • Experience with the implementation and maintenance of open source applications
  • Experience with developing and enforcing policies for data privacy, data security, and identity management.
  • Data driven approach to continuous assessment and improvement of programs and services
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills.

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


To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at:
https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ161602. 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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Public Services Graduate Librarian 2, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library has an exciting opportunity to join our Public Services Division as a Graduate Librarian 2! This position will be located at the Main Branch and is full-time. For a full job description please visit: www.mywpl.org/jobs-wpl

Salary:  $23.63 - $33.85 hourly

Minimum Requirements

  • Masters of Library Science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
  • Ability to successfully pass CORI/SORI
  • Reliable transportation to travel between required locations

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

To apply, please visit:  www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter on or before Friday, August 30th, 2019 to:  City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA  01609.  EOE/AA employer.

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Librarian III, Coolidge Corner Library, Brookline, MA

The Town of Brookline Coolidge Corner Library branch is seeking a Librarian III to provide supervision for the operations of the library branches. The Librarian III under the administrative direction of the Library Director will plan, organize, assign and supervise the work activities of the branch library staff to realize the department's work goals library policies, procedures, and guidelines, and to provide exceptional customer service. Provides information to patrons on library policies, services, activities, facilities, and regulations. Ensures that there is adequate and appropriate programming for Adults, Teens and Children. Monitor branch budget and expends related funds. Performs all other work as required.

Master's degree in Library and Information Science, supplemented by additional training in library technology, and five - seven years of public library experience is required. Supervisory experience required, or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge skills and abilities for this job. Knowledge of public library principles and procedures. Ability to deal effectively with the public in a courteous and tactful manner. Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Familiarity with automated library systems, word processing, databases, and related applications. Familiarity with current popular reading. Knowledge of e-readers, e-books, and ability to troubleshoot various technologies. Working knowledge of internet, social media trends and strategies. Knowledge of other languages is desirable. Starting Salary $34.32/hr plus generous benefits.

Apply: Resume and cover letter by September 04, 2019 to https://brooklinema.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/9c68b50e-c9fa-515c-054f-2199f472496e/apply?source=1116158-CS-27260

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Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Search extended until September 1, 2019.

UConn Library is hiring a full-time Electronic Resources Librarian at the Storrs Campus. Full description and instructions below.

Job ID: 2019617
Title:    Electronic Resources Librarian
Rank:   University Librarian I or II (UCP 5 or 7)
Area:    Collections & Discovery  

The Electronic Resources Librarian coordinates the life cycle of the Library's electronic resources. Reporting to the Head of Acquisitions & Discovery, the Electronic Resources Librarian works collaboratively to develop and communicate best practices and procedures for the acquisition and management of the UConn Library's electronic resources.  This position will require innovation, creativity and a willingness to problem solve. Along with all UConn Library personnel, the Electronic Resources Librarian will make a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University. 

The Electronic Resources Librarian engages in continuous learning and is professionally engaged at the state, regional, or national levels.  As an active member of the Collections & Discovery area's Acquisitions & Discovery unit, the Electronic Resources Librarian contributes to the advancement of the UConn Library through collaboration with colleagues and engagement with Library-wide initiatives, including serving on Library and University committees. The incumbent will be a positive contributor to the Library, founded on the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.

Duties and Responsibilities
1.      Oversees all workflows related to managing the life cycle of the Library's electronic resources, including licensing, acquisitions, access, administration, support, and evaluation.   

2.      Works with vendors to develop and maintain effective business relationships.

3.      Participates in the review of contracts and negotiation of favorable pricing and licensing terms for electronic resources, including e-journal titles and packages.  

4.      Maintains an understanding of State of Connecticut and University of Connecticut procurement requirements (e.g., ethics affidavits) and ensures compliance.

5.      Coordinates license agreement processing and invoice payments. Tracks electronic resource expenditures and monitors budget.

6.      Notifies vendors of renewal and cancellation decisions and ensures timely communications with appropriate user communities on new or cancelled resources.

7.      Establishes access to new electronic resources, monitors platform changes, and works collaboratively to investigate, resolve and communicate access issues.

8.      Updates and maintains remote access and authentication products, such as EZproxy.

9.      Tracks and manages complex changes in the UConn Library's e-resources collections.

10.  Informs the strategic allocation of funds by leveraging assessment tools to evaluate current resources and identify areas of user need, including overseeing the collection and analysis of electronic resources.


Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at University Librarian I (UCP 5):
1.      Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program (or international equivalent).

2.      Work experience in a library and/or library consortia setting.

3.      Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, interact collaboratively, and build and maintain successful partnerships.

4.      Familiarity with current electronic management systems and workflows, technologies, and integrated library systems.

5.      Knowledge of current licensing and renewal issues for academic or research libraries.

6.      Ability to analyze and evaluate data in order to produce reports and recommendations for decision-making purposes.  

7.      Demonstrated leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

 

Additional Minimum Qualifications for Appointment at University Librarian II (UCP 7):
1.      Minimum of three years' experience in an academic library or comparable setting.

2.      Demonstrated understanding of current licensing and renewal issues for academic or research libraries and a user-centered approach to e-resource collection development and acquisitions.

3.      Demonstrated experience managing a project or budget for a department, project, team, or committee.

4.      Evidence of sustained participation in library-related professional development activities at a local level or higher.
 

Preferred Qualifications for Both Appointments:
1.      Recent experience working and negotiating with commercial and academic vendors including pricing, licensing, and contract negotiations for all e-resource types.

2.      Experience with Ex Libris Alma and/or electronic resource management systems.

3.      Familiarity with current e-resource standards and protocols (e.g., KBART, COUNTER, and SERU).

4.      Demonstrated awareness of current national trends and developments in shared and consortia collection development and management.

5.      Experience coordinating projects with demonstrated project management skills.

Appointment Terms
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty, and staff. The diversity of students, faculty, and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians, and salutatorians who make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University's teaching, research, diversity, and outreach missions, leading to UConn's ranking as one of the nation's top public research universities. 

UConn's faculty and staff are a critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.  For information on employment opportunities at the UConn Library please contact Ellen Silbermann.

This is a full-time position based in Storrs, Connecticut. 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 #2019617) 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@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by September 1, 2019. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019617)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on September 1, 2019.

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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Archivist - Special Collections & Museum, Westfield Atheneaum, Westfield, MA

Salary range: $17-$21/hour
24 hours per week
Flexible Schedule, but Saturdays are required


Position Overview:
Reporting directly to the Head of Reference, The Westfield Athenaeum Archivist is responsible for overseeing the acquisition, organization, cataloging, processing, care and accessibility of Archival and museum materials; organize and create exhibits for the Edwin Smith Historical Museum and Athenaeum, provide reference services to researchers; identify materials needing repair and conservation; ensure use of proper preservation techniques; shelve materials; help prepare information and collections for web-based and exhibit use; supervise and train interns, students, and volunteers to assist with collections & museum; maintain integrity of all archived files on the system; maintain accurate procedures and records for the system; provide hands-on training and support for new internal and general users, create documentation for administrative support and training, and perform any other functions necessary to the operation of the archives, museum or Athenaeum as a whole.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Process incoming and backlogged collections according to Archival Standards including creating finding
aids, MARC records, and/or using DACS and EAD for a digital presence.
2. Research, organize and store museum and archival acquisitions according to archival standards. Serve
as point person on staff for donated material.
3. Oversee Edwin Smith Museum operations. Perform museum exhibit research and preparation.
Supervise and schedule museum docents, volunteers, interns in both Archives and museum. Serve as
museum docent as needed. Work to develop library exhibits that highlight the archival and museum
collections.
4. Lead future digitization projects.
5. Assist on-site researchers and visitors by explaining library and archival policy, conducting reference
interviews, identifying and retrieving research materials, photocopying documents, and monitoring the
researcher.
6. Answer online and e-mail requests by searching for the materials, producing required reproductions,
corresponding with researchers, and mailing materials.
7. Collaborate with Athenaeum Director to maintain and administer policies determining preservation
practices, reproduction and usage fees, research use of the collections, and copyright issues involved in
digitization.
8. Provide collaborative support to the Athenaeum staff.
9. Perform related duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
1. Masters in Library Science, MA in Archival Management; or related discipline and three years of related
work is required. Applicants must have thorough knowledge of archival standards, strong verbal and
written communication skills, and the ability to work efficiently and meet project goals and deadlines.
2. Demonstrated coordination and completion of projects with limited resources and working in a
collaborative culture.
3. Experience in reference and research support.
4. Applicants must pass a criminal background check. (CORI).


Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience with Archivist Toolkit, Omeka, Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop and Silverfast, Digital Libraries
and Best Practices for Digital Libraries, Archivist certification.
2. Applicants must be able to lift up to 40 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.

To Apply: resume to the Westfield Athenaeum 6 Elm Street, Westfield, MA 01085 attention Kristen Hall or through email at khall@westath.org

Application Deadline: We are accepting applications through August 28, 2019

Archive Positions | Professional Job Listings in New England | Special Positions


Multiple Positions, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Floater Librarian I, Boston Public Library, Boston, MA

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


Typical duties and responsibilities:
Under supervision performs the following:

  • 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.
  • Provides service to adults, young adults and children as assigned through personal consultations, readers' advisory services, outreach and programs.
  • Assists patrons by instructing them in the use of information resources and by identifying appropriate resources, whether owned by the Library or elsewhere.
  • Assists in the selection of materials.
  • Promotes the use of Library resources by developing bibliographies, preparing written descriptions, organizing programs, mounting exhibits, and conducting instructional sessions.
  • Actively participates in system-wide committees; recommends and/or plans improvements in library services.
  • Continuously expands professional knowledge of the Library's resources and other relevant sources in order to assist library patrons efficiently and effectively.
  • 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.
  • 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.


Apply: For interested resumes, they can be sent over to Gianna Gifford at  ggifford@bpl.org

Professional Job Listings in New England | Public Positions


Records and Information Management (RIM) Specialist II, Vermont State Archives and Records Administration, Middlesex, VT

Application Deadline Date:  08/21/2019
Req ID:  2326
Department:  Secretary of State's Office
Location:  Middlesex, VT, US
Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $24.76

Overview
Are you an emerging information management leader looking for a challenging and rewarding position with the State of Vermont? The Vermont State Archives and Records Administration (VSARA) is currently seeking a Records and Information (RIM) Specialist to provide administrative and technical support to the functional operations of the statewide RIM program and public agency RIM programs as assigned.
 
Duties include assisting with the identification, classification and analysis of recordkeeping requirements to develop new record schedules or update existing ones and assisting public agencies in the management of public records and information, including data.
 
Under supervision, work may include collaborating with attorneys, technologists, business managers, and functions-based personnel, as well as colleagues and superiors, to formulate RIM policies and to develop and implement systems and services to strategically fulfill mission-critical records and information needs of public agencies.
 
The ability to interpret and apply RIM policies, guidelines, and standards to resolve problems and effectively impart complex ideas to others in easily understandable terms is critical. Commitment to sustaining cooperative relationships with a wide variety of individuals encountered during work activities is a core responsibility of this position.  Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Recordkeeping Principles (the "Principles") and industry standards and best practices, records creation and use, and information technology, are essential.

The view the full job spec, please visit:  https://humanresources.vermont.gov/classification-position-management/classification/job-specifications?code=080100

Who May Apply
This position, Records and Information Management (RIM) Specialist II (Job Requisition # 2326), is open to all State employees and external applicants.

If you would like more information about this position, please contact Megan Wheaton-Book at megan.wheaton-book@vermont.gov.

Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.

Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Class Definition
This is the second level of five in the Records and Information Management (RIM) Specialist series. Incumbents perform specific RIM functions under the statewide RIM program (3 V.S.A. § 117) or an agency/department RIM program (1 V.S.A. § 317a and/or 3 V.S.A. § 218). Decision making and complexity are limited to carrying out established work processes and operations. Work is performed under the direct supervision of a senior team member or supervisor and class incumbents may supervise two or more subordinates.

Environmental Factors
Work is performed in a standard office setting, but some travel may be required for which private means of transportation should be available. May be required to lift boxes 20 to 30 pounds.

Minimum Qualifications
Master's degree or higher in archives, library or information science or in the broader information management field.

OR

Professional designation of (or eligibility for) Certified Records Manager (CRM) or Certified Records Analyst (CRA) by the Institute of Certified Records Managers (ICRM); AND two (2) years or more of professional RIM work at the RIM Specialist I level or an equivalent position.

Total Compensation
As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:

    80% State paid medical premium
    Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
    Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
    Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
    Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
    Low cost group life insurance
    Tuition Reimbursement
    Incentive-based Wellness Program
    Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program

Want the specifics? Explore the Benefits of State Employment on the State of Vermont website.

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Librarian, The Hope Academy, Providence, RI

SUMMARY OF MAIN DUTIES:
Provides the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program, including technology education, is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school, and is an integral component of the learning and instruction program.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Develops and implements grade level and/or developmentally appropriate library curriculum, including technology education
  • Supports students' success by guiding them in:
    • Reading for understanding, for exposure to diversity of viewpoints and genres, and for pleasure
    • Using information for defined and self-defined purposes
    • Building on prior knowledge and constructing new knowledge
    • Working with peers in successful collaborative learning
  • Collaborates with teachers and students to design and teach engaging inquiry and learning experiences and assessments that incorporate multiple literacies and fosters critical thinking
  • Participates in the implementation of collaboratively planned learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities
  • Joins with educators and others to plan and implement meaningful experiences that will promote a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • Develops and maintains a collection of resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the teaching styles and instructional strategies used within the school community
  • Cooperates and networks with other libraries, librarians and agencies to provide access to resources outside the school
  • Models effective strategies for developing multiple literacies
  • Provides guidance in software and hardware evaluation
  • Ensures that the school library program goals and objectives are aligned with the school's strategic plans
  • Understands copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property regulations, and assists others with their understanding and observance of the same
  • Organizes and maintains the collection of resources for maximum and effective use
  • Supervises and evaluates support staff, which may include educational assistants, volunteers and student interns
  • Prepares, justifies and administers the library program budget to support specific program goals
  • Arranges for flexible scheduling of the school library to provide student and staff accessibility
  • Ensures equitable physical access to school library by providing a barrier-free, universally designed environment

NON-ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Actively seek and participate in ongoing professional development
  • Attend and actively participate in staff meetings, and school-wide activities and events
  • Assist in the evacuation of children during fire drills and other emergencies

QUALIFICATIONS:
SKILLS

  • Classroom and behavior management skills
  • Strong expertise in the use of technology for teaching and learning
  • Ability to relate and communicate sensitively to children & their families
  • Ability to provide effective supervision and feedback to teacher assistants and others
  • Flexibility
  • Organizational skills including developing effective classroom schedule for learning, etc.
  • Professionalism inside/outside school
  • Ability to work as a member of a team
  • Communication skills
  • Computer skills
  • Physical ability to lift and transfer children as required


EXPERIENCE

  • Documented experience working in school library
  • Experience with automated library system (Follett)
  • Instruction and training in the use of computerized library systems


PROFESSIONAL AND LEGAL STANDARDS

  • Access to all Hope Academy student records
  • Use and disclose PHI only as authorized, as necessary to carry out job duties
  • Complete and maintain privacy and security training
  • Report suspected violations, including those of a business associate or contractor
  • Professionalism in/outside of the school


TRAINING AND EDUCATION

  • A master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or from a master's level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country)
  • State of Rhode Island certification as a School Librarian and the completion of a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree
  • Bilingual, Spanish/English preferred

Apply:

Apply online here.

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Full-Time Children's and Teen Programming Librarian, Rockville Public Library, Vernon, CT

The Rockville Public Library seeks a dynamic, driven, and creative professional librarian to fill the newly-created, full-time children's and teen programming librarian position. Serving both our bustling children's room and teen area, the successful candidate will have demonstrated experience in programming development and implementation, community outreach and engagement, and up-to-date knowledge of youth reading trends.

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

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

Education: MLS/Masters

Salary: Starts at $48, 318.00 with step increases starting at 6 months

Closing Date: 8/31/19

How to Apply
For a full description and to apply, please click here: https://www.applitrack.com/vernonct/onlineapp/JobPostings/view.asp?Category=Rockville+Public+Library&AppliTrackJobId=428&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

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Part-Time Catalog Librarian, Middlesex Community College, Lowell, MA

Responsibilities:
Responsible for providing professional library services to enhance the database representing the library materials held at MCC through cataloging and related technical services functions.


Essential Job Functions:
Provides original and complex copy cataloging and classification for MCC library materials via OCLC in all formats using LC classification in a shared catalog of academic libraries (HELM).

Improves access to library materials through enhancement of existing catalog records to include contents notes and other details not originally included.

Participates as a member of a team of MCC professional librarians to provide a wide range of library services.  Provides a backup to circulation, reference, and other technical services staff in their absence.

Maintains professional knowledge in applicable areas.  Attends training sessions and meetings related to cataloging and technical services functions as needed to ensure an accurate, comprehensive, and up-to-date library catalog.

Provides supervision of support staff in the absence of the coordinator.

Performs related duties as directed..


Requirements:

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, or closely related field.
  • Willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Cultural awareness and competency demonstrated by working with and/or understanding of  individuals of diverse identities such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and veterans including those with different levels of academic preparation, varying physical and learning abilities.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and experience with original cataloging in an academic setting, Knowledge LC, RDA.
  • Bilingual skills


Apply:

For full job description and to apply online, click here.

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Manager, Fidelity Corporate Archives, Merrimack, NH

Overall Summary
The Manager is part of a two-person team and collaborates very closely with the Director of the Archives in all aspects of the operation of the Fidelity Corporate Archives. Primarily based in Merrimack, NH, this position may require occasional trips to the Boston office.

  • Oversee the operation and maintenance of the Archives and all archival functions. Ensure the adherence of standards through the continued development and establishment of proper procedures. Maintain the intellectual and physical control of the collections.
  • Provide key support to the Archives' efforts to acquire, describe, preserve, and provide access to Archival collections.
  • Perform reference services by providing factual information to various departments within the company. Research using the physical and digital collections as well as collaborating with departments to determine the accuracy of the information.
  • Assist with preparing and processing digital assets for uploading and cataloging in the Archives' Digital Asset Management System (DAMS).
  • Create metadata principles consistent with industry standards which will provide policy and procedures for ingesting assets into the Archives department's DAMS.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work independently with guidance/direction of Director of Archives in terms of overall management of the physical archives and collections.
  • Review records inventories for all business units; identify records with legal, intrinsic, historical information that are deemed archival value.
  • Coordinate and test disaster recovery plan for the Archives.
  • Prepare (digitize on demand) and process digital assets for uploading and cataloging into Fidelity's DAMS.
  • Perform original cataloging and enter accurate and specific metadata for newly added assets as well as existing assets in company's DAMS.
  • Assist with requests for digital assets as needed.
  • Assist with Archives Services projects as needed. i.e. finding and recommending appropriate digital assets to ensure the successful completion of special/internal projects.


Education and Experience

  • Graduate degree in library science with a concentration in archival management or other related field.
  • Five or more years of experience in an Archives or library working with physical/electronic/digital resources. Experience with corporate collections preferred.
  • Background and familiarity with DAM systems.
  • Background in taxonomy, metadata and cataloging standards.

Skills and Knowledge

  • Must be able to work efficiently and meticulously in a self-directed manner and as part of a team.
  • Ability to multi-task with several complex and demanding concurrent projects.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Must be proficient using Windows platforms. Proficiency in database management, Access and Excel.
  • Additional computer skills required in Adobe Photoshop and other related applications with training and experience in scanning equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archives principles and practices. Knowledge of archival description and metadata standards.
  • Must be able to perform physical work including lifting and carrying boxes weighing up to 50 pounds, climbing ladders, tolerating dust.

Please apply directly through the Fidelity careers site at https://jobs.fidelity.com/ShowJob/Id/724214/Manager,-Corporate-Archives/

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Personnel Officer - Libraries, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Personnel Officer. The Libraries' Personnel
Officer develops, manages and executes services that address recruitment, retention and professional development of all staff in the University Libraries, with a special focus on fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace. This position directs, manages and oversees all human resources functions, including employee relations, training and development, and employee benefits. Serves as the primary resource for the Libraries regarding all matters relative to campus personnel policies and procedures, and acts as primary liaison with Central Human Resources and other campus administrative offices relating to personnel matters. Serves as a member of the Libraries Administrative Team.


Apply: For more information, including minimum qualifications and application instructions, please visit
http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/502227/personnel-officer-libraries

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Library Applications Developer, Brandeis Library, Waltham, MA

The Brandeis Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Library Applications Developer. At Brandeis University, our mission and history are rooted in the pursuit of social justice, thus we aim to include this value in all that we do. We are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those who have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation and who are committed to building, engaging with, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

Ranked #34 by U.S. News & World Report among National Universities, Brandeis is a research intensive, medium-sized university with strengths across the humanities and sciences. Unusual for an institution our size is our considerable research portfolio, exceeding $55 million last year.

Brandeis is home to award-winning faculty members, students from 100 countries, and talented staff, all deeply engaged in the Brandeis community. Brandeis is also notable for the strength of our creative arts, and community members enjoy many performances and activities throughout the year in theater, music, and the visual arts. Located in Metro Boston, this area is home to an incredible range of activities, including arts, theater, excellent restaurants, national parks, and beaches.

The Library is a fantastic environment for maintaining an excellent work/life balance, engaging in meaningful professional development, and pursuing professional networking with peers in higher education throughout New England and the nation.

The Brandeis Library is the geographic and symbolic center of campus, and its recent decoupling from the IT Department offers the unique opportunity to redefine relationships with research, faculty, students, staff, technology, and information resources. With approximately 50 dedicated staff members the Brandeis Library works in tandem with the community to generate and preserve scholarship. We offer research services, instructional support, access to research and teaching resources, patron services, library systems services, a MakerLab, multimedia labs and studios, and the University Archives and Special Collections. We are dedicated to meeting the changing needs of our users and providing a space for the community to gather, study, collaborate, and achieve.

For more information and to apply for careers at Brandeis University, please visit https://careers.brandeis.edu.   

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Substitute Librarian (Sundays), Reading Public Library, Reading, MA

The Reading Public Library is seeking a creative and energetic Librarian to work in a busy suburban library, 10 miles north of Boston. Responsibilities include: general reference and public service desk work, providing research, reader advisory assistance, information assistance, and customer service. Sunday afternoons (October - May), 12:45 to 5:15 p.m., plus occasional shifts as needed.


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; enjoy working with children, teens and adults; and a thorough knowledge of library techniques, services, resources, and technology.

Salary: $27.65 - $29.35 expected hiring range. (Sunday rate: x1.5 rate of pay)

How to Apply:
For more information see https://www.readingma.gov/sites/readingma/files/uploads/2019_librarian_i_-_sunday_substitute.pdf

To apply please email letter of interest and resume to: Judi Perkins, Town of Reading, Human Services Division, jperkins@ci.reading.ma.us , 16 Lowell Street, Reading, MA 01867

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Digital Content Manager, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI

The position of Digital Content Manager requires an innovative and collegial individual to bring creativity, expertise, and leadership to the digital initiatives of Providence Public Library (PPL).  This hybrid position combines technological ingenuity, library collections, and resources and is responsible for creating, sharing, and promoting library materials online, including AskRI.org. In addition to supporting AskRI.org, the Statewide Reference Resource Center, this position is charged with building online interfaces that support to inform, educate, and inspire the public. This position also supervises a varying number of digital technology & scanning specialists who perform the actual scanning and metadata entry required to move projects forward.

The Digital Content Manager (DCM) requires expert technology skills as well as the ability to envision and help build the digital library of the future.  It is supervised by the Director of Technology and Information Services who also serves as the AskRI Director. The DCM also works closely with library administration and departmental managers including programming staff, special collections librarians, and reference/AskRI librarians.


The DCM is a key member of the Statewide Reference Resource Center/AskRI team.  As such, this position is grant funded through the state of Rhode Island from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020, with the high possibility of a renewal for a second year and beyond.  This position is expected to perform the online, social media and marketing duties of SRRC/AskRI, as well as provide technical expertise and leadership for online content for Providence Public Library.  The DCM ensures that digital projects with value to a statewide audience are a high priority. Leadership in the broader digital community is expected of the person in this position.


The DCM reports to the Technology & Information Services Director and functions as an integral team member for SRRC/AskRI services, including:

  • Key responsibility for digitization efforts, including the management of all scanning technicians and metadata entry specialists
  • Assisting with technical support for AskRI.org databases and online resources
  • Assisting in troubleshooting issues
  • Training other library staff members across the state and the public on how to use AskRI. org
  • Compiles and submits monthly statistical reports and maintain website use statistics
  • Responsible for all aspects of maintaining the AskRI website including regular updating to reflect new online electronic resources as identified by AskRI librarians
  • Ensuring that ProvLib and AskRI websites present information in a clear, easy to navigate manner for users of all abilities using current digital technologies
  • Promoting all the AskRI.org services vigorously through broad range of social media, other formats, and other venues as outlined in the contract
  • Manages the digitization staff, paid, voluntary, and work-study, in the technical processes required
  • Helps conceptualize, produce, and disseminate digital content from the library's collections and provides technical support for all content initiatives
  • Works with staff and community to brainstorm, formulate, track and help develop new digital tools
  • Provides leadership in the digitization community state/regional wide
  • Assists in managing overall content within the library's Wordpress-powered website
  • Compiles library website usage data and analytics
  • Helps build and maintain the library's digital collections CMS and Islandora repository architecture
  • Expert level HTML and CSS skills, particularly with Wordpress platform and advanced plugins
  • Demonstrable understanding  of digital preservation systems, metadata standards and digital preservation best practices
  • Develops online initiatives with an emphasis on utilizing web tools and interfaces
  • Works with department managers and programming staff to integrate a digital presence into collections and all programming as feasible
  • Miscellaneous duties, as required


EDUCATION AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Master's degree from a Museum Studies program or Library/Information Science program, or Master's degree in a relevant subject area with extensive experience working with cultural collections.
  • Two years' experience working with digital humanities or collections.
  • Experience working with digital asset management, digital repository and/or digital library systems, such as Fedora, Islandora, CONTENTdm, etc.
  • Experience working with JSON/XML.
  • Experience working Git and Github for version control and development workflows.
  • Demonstrable understanding of metadata and encoding standards.
  • Applied experience with current web and digital content technologies.
  • Self-directed, able to respond quickly to constant changes in technology.
  • Effectively plan, organize, and prioritize work assignments.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic attitude and ability to thrive in a highly collaborative team environment.
  • Marketing and social media experience preferred.


This position is and exempt and is part of the Union. It is also a full-time position working 35 hours per week and has a salary range of $50,000 - $55,000.


To apply, please submit cover letter and resume by August 19, 2019.
Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:
E-mail: HR@provlib.org

The Providence Public Library
Attn: HR
150 Empire Street
Providence, RI 02903

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Assistant Director, Southwick Public Library, Southwick, MA

The Southwick Public Library is seeking a candidate to fill a 37.5 hour per week benefitted, non-union position. This position requires a B.A. or B.S. degree and 2-4 years of experience in library work and some supervisory experience. Experience with Evergreen is highly desirable. Pay range $40,000-$45,000 depending on qualifications and experience. A copy of the job description and employment application can be obtained by visiting the library at 95 Feeding Hills Road, contacting the library at 413-569-1221, or visiting the Town of Southwick website at www.southwickma.org. Applications must be returned in hard copy to the library. Hire is contingent upon a successful physical and background check. The position will remain open until filled. The Town of Southwick is an ADA/EOE/AA employer.   

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Librarian, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library seeks a fun, fearless and flexible team player for a part-time (16 hours/week) professional Librarian position.  Reporting to the Information Services Supervisor, the primary responsibility is to assist the public in making maximum use of library resources.  This position requires excellent customer service skills, outreach and technology instruction experience, expert searching skills, and familiarity with collection and reference tools.  The Librarian responds to requests for specific information; shows patrons how to search for and locate information; provides technology instruction, Reader's Advisory service and selects materials for the collection.  Incumbents in the Information Services Department provide support and instruction to patrons in and outside of the Library on a wide range of computer applications, library services and electronic resources.

Minimum requirements:  MLS; one to three years of reference experience; excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills; in-depth knowledge of collection development; excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet searches and software specific to libraries; and basic ability to troubleshoot computer hardware and software.  The hourly rate of pay is $27.24 and the position is not benefit eligible. To apply, send resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Dept., Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document to hr@wellesleyma.gov by August 25, 2019.  AA/EOE

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Research Assistant, Archivist, Harvard Kennedy School, Cambridge, MA

Research Assistant, Archivist, Global Media Manipulation Case Book (GMMCB)

10 hours a week (compensation $15 an hour)

Length of appointment: fall 2019 (with possible renewal)

 

 

The Technology and Social Change Research Project, a project at the Shorenstein Center at Harvard Kennedy School, is seeking a Research Assistant, Archivist, with an interest in social justice, digital media and online movement building, and politics and information integrity to support the collection and curation of case studies for the Global Media Manipulation Case Book (GMMCB). This archival work will be foundational to the architecture of the GMMCB.

 

 

This position is ideal for a student interested in library, information, and or archival studies.

 

 

This position is based in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

  

Responsibilities

  • sorting through an archive of Google alert emails 
  • creating and curating a master pull list of media manipulation cases
  • reviewing an archive of emails to identify relevant information
  • sorting of information and assigning priorities based on criteria
  • assisting with the development of archival practices and tools
  • monitoring of online media channels for additional info and cases

 

Competencies

  • good archival skills
  • familiar with memes and internet culture
  • inquisitive and resilient
  • Interest in online movements

 

Basic qualifications:                                                                                                                      

MLIS, or similar degree, in progress

 

The Technology and Social Change (TaSC) Research Project

Led by Dr. Joan Donovan (bio), the TaSC project aims to understand how media manipulation is a means to control public conversation, derail democracy, and disrupt society. The project conducts research, develops tools, and facilitates workshops for journalists, policy makers, technologists, and civil society organizations on how to detect, document, and debunk media manipulation campaigns. 

To apply please email: vanessa_rhinesmith@hks.harvard.edu

Subject heading: [research assistant application - archivist]

Please send a cover letter, resume, and one example of relevant work

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Digital Services Librarian, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

Be a part of something amazing! Check out the latest media coverage of the new East Forest Park Branch, now under construction, and apply to join the staff or refer great candidates.

The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking, award-winning public library. We are recruiting candidates for a Digital Services Librarian to work at our new East Forest Park Branch Library, currently under construction and due to open this fall. Get excited about the possibilities of living and working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply for this job. Appointment date will be in October 2019 with first review of applicants in August. 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.

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 community language).
The Digital Services Librarian position is based at our busy East Forest Park Branch Library and is responsible for providing reference and information services to the public, creating programming, and overseeing staff and public use of the makerspace and other digital applications at the new branch. The makerspace will be equipped with a sound booth, 3D printers, sewing machines, editing software, recording equipment, and more. The Digital Services Librarian may also assist with updating and managing the library website. Candidates should have an ALA-accredited MLS and 2 years of experience in a public library setting.

Further job details and job applications are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary for the Digital Services Librarian is $53,586. An MLS from an ALA-accredited library school is required. The closing date for this position is Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply. The City requires residency within one year of date of hire. Inquiries via LinkedIn or email about this position is welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website.

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Technical Services Librarian, University of Connecticut School of Law Library, Hartford, CT

 The University of Connecticut School of Law Library, located in Hartford, CT, seeks forward-thinking and innovative applicants for the position of Technical Services Librarian (University Librarian I or II.) The ideal candidate is responsible for the ordering and receiving of all new and continuing resources in a variety of formats. Other duties include, but are not limited to: collecting metrics that enhance our library's ability to implement data-driven decision-making; troubleshooting collection access and discovery-related issues; and, performing a variety of database management duties related to acquisitions, serials, cataloging, electronic resources, and collection maintenance. To apply, please visit https://jobs.uconn.edu search #2020065.

Applications due September 15, 2019.

 

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Harvard Library Bulletin Editorial Assistant, Houghton Library, Cambridge, MA

Houghton Library seeks an intellectually curious, detail-oriented individual with an interest in academic writing for the position of Harvard Library Bulletin (HL) Editorial Assistant. Published by and housed in Houghton Library, HLB showcases scholarly research on collections from Harvard University libraries and archives. Between 2019-2020, HLB will go on hiatus in order to be reconceptualized as an online, open-access multimodal publishing platform. In addition to traditional text and still-image articles, HLB will also publish audio and video, virtual and augmented reality, and interactive content.

Reporting to HLB's Managing Editor, the Editorial Assistant will work with academic contributors and members of the HLB editorial team to review, edit, and prepare submissions for publication.

This is a less than half time position, working a maximum of 14 hrs per week.
 
Duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage the manuscript submission process and keep accurate records
  • Conduct and track correspondence with authors and communicate information to the Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief as needed
  • Facilitate double-blind peer review processes by securing reviewers, preparing manuscripts for review, and relaying reviewer comments to authors
  • Consult with Harvard Library staff to assess submissions' bibliographic correctness
  • Work as part of the editorial team to ensure consistent style, grammar, and formatting, and to develop and implement style guidelines for different genres of digital scholarship
  • Help authors locate images from Harvard Library collections as needed
  • Maintain post-publication relationships between authors and HLB
  • Participate in editorial meetings
  • Other duties as assigned


Basic qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Proficiency with standard office and task-management software


Preferred qualifications:

  • Master's degree in humanities or library science
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Proven ability to be a collegial and effective member of a team
  • Demonstrated time-management, self-organization, prioritization, and problem-solving skills
  • Familiarity with the academic writing and scholarly editing process
  • Strong grasp of American English grammar
  • Experience in scholarly publication, scholarly communication, and/or digital humanities
  • Familiarity with or interest in rare books, manuscripts, and/or archival materials


To apply, send your cover letter and resume to Managing Editor, Mitch Nakaue, mitch_nakaue@harvard.edu.

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Associate Dean for Research and Learning, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

Southern New Hampshire University's traditional campus is seeking an Associate Dean of Research & Learning who will be responsible for the vision and leadership of the Library's teaching and learning efforts across the University. The Associate Dean will clearly and effectively create, articulate, and implement strategic directions and objectives for the Library with an emphasis on inclusivity and interdependence. This is a new position for the Shapiro Library, which will join the current Library Leadership team and has been created as a result of growth and strategic planning.


We invite a transformational leader to become the new Associate Dean who shares the Library and University's vision, values, and responsibility for transforming the lives of our learners, challenging the status quo and expanding access to education. The successful candidate will demonstrate dynamic, innovative, and creative approaches to empowering and mentoring faculty and staff, leading projects and teams, solving problems, and initiating new services or products designed to meet learner needs. The Associate Dean embraces a culture that is fully committed to two things--student success and team support--which is embodied in the tenets described in the SNHU culture statements. Learn more about SNHU's culture, mission and vision inside our strategic plan.


Essential responsibilities of this position include the following:

  • Responsible for the management, development, strategy and placement of Research and Learning library faculty members
  • Engage with leaders across the University to align the Library's Research and Learning strategic and operational goals
  • Lead a team oriented approach to the design and development of high-quality, scalable, and multi-modal information literacy learning and training experiences for all University learners, faculty, and staff
  • Manage the training and development of curricular and program design collaboration with instructional designers and faculty
  • Lead by example and direction to model, mentor, and develop individuals and teams
  • Assess programs, resources, and processes within the Research and Learning environment to ensure impactful practices
  • Partner with key stakeholders to proactively and continually identify Research and Learning needs and solutions
  • Work as a collaborative partner and agile communicator between library and University departments for efficient interdependence
  • Ensure that principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility are fully integrated throughout the work of the Research and Learning team


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in library and information science, or an advanced degree in a relevant subject or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 7 years in an academic library or related setting, in increasingly responsible positions and 5 years of experience managing full time staff and/or faculty in an academic library
  • At least 3 years of experience with a provider of distance or online education
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with emphasis on excellent communication, driving strategy, and collaboration within the Library and across the University
  • Ability to work efficiently and perceptively in a rapidly changing environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online learning theories, instructional design, information literacy and other educational pedagogies
  • Demonstrated ability to translate innovative ideas into actionable programs or services


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA accredited institution
  • Additional advanced degree in leadership, higher education administration, instructional design or related field
  • 10 years of experience in an academic library
  • Experience writing and implementing grants
  • Familiarity with learning management systems (LMS)
  • Experience with project management or Agile methodologies
  • Sustained record of professional achievement and engagement within higher education and libraries


Work Hours:
Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm with flexibility to meet business demands as needed.


A background check is required for employment. Please submit a cover letter, in addition to your resume, with your application.


Please follow our link to the full job description for more details and to apply: https://snhu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/External_Career_Site/job/Manchester-NH---North-River-Road/Associate-Dean-for-Research-and-Learning_R0004832

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Adult Services Librarian, The Mystic & Noank Library, Mystic, CT

The Mystic & Noank Library seeks to hire a tech-savvy, creative, self-starter to join our Adult Services team. This position is primarily responsible for developing and implementing programs and events, developing our collections, assisting patrons with reference and tech needs, and reader's advisory guidance. You also will work closely with our Youth Services Librarian to plan and execute tech programs for teens and tweens.


The successful candidate for this position will have outstanding customer service skills, strong oral and written communication skills, enthusiasm for teaching and learning new technology, and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. Recent graduates or those nearing completion of their MLS degree are encouraged to apply. For full position description and application instructions visit https://www.mysticnoanklibrary.org/employment.asp

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Evening and Weekend Librarian, Roxbury Community College Library, Boston, MA

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. Edits website.
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 andinstruction / 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.
  • Manages electronic resources.
  • 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 Koha 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 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.
Effective date: Fall Semester, 2019
Application Deadline: August 15, 2019


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: https://rcc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=113406
To be considered for this position, applicants should submit a resume and a cover letter.

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Library Director, Woods Memorial Library, Barre, MA

Woods Memorial Library, Barre, MA seeks a Library Director. This position plans, defines, administers and promotes the approved program of library services; serves as technical advisor to the Board of Trustees by assisting in the formulation of department policies and long range plans, which govern the operation of the library; trains, supervises, and coordinates library staff to implement the program of services and operating procedures; develops, presents and justifies budget to all relevant departments; oversees the preparation, administration and expenditure of approved library funds; and works as a liaison with an established association to monitor and maintain the building.

A Bachelor Degree and/or the equivalent combinations of education and experience in a library setting required. This is a salaried position working a minimum of 35 hours a week and is eligible for full benefits.  Complete job description and employment application available at the Woods Library or Town Administrator's office
and www.townofbarre.com. Submit resume, completed employment application and letter of interest by 5 p.m. Friday, August 16, 2019: to Lester W. Paquin, Chairperson Board of Library Trustees, P.O. Box 489, 19 Pleasant Street, Barre, MA 01005.

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Senior Adult Services and Public Programming Librarian, Peabody Institute Library, Peabody, MA

The Peabody Institute Library in Peabody, MA is seeking a Senior Adult Services and Public Programming Librarian. This position reports to Assistant Library Director and Library Director. Responsible for public services, reader's services and public programming at a busy public library, including collection development, programming, marketing, and reader's advisory; participates in the hiring of assigned personnel; oversees Creativity Lab makerspace and supervises programming librarian, plans, implements and oversees educational, cultural and technology programming; performs and delegates collection development responsibilities under the direction of the Director or Assistant Director. Represents the library through community outreach and in professional organizations such as NOBLE; must maintain and develop professional skills.

In the absence of the Director or Assistant Director, the Senior Adult Services and Public Programming Librarian assumes responsibility for the operation of the library and the enforcement of its policies.

Public Programs and Marketing:
-Develops and conducts or coordinates educational, cultural, and technology programs for the public based on community needs and interests
-Oversees the operations of the library's Creativity Lab makerspace and coordinates programs in conjunction with the Creativity Lab Programming Librarian
-Coordinates publicity for library program, including quarterly events brochures, weekly e-newsletters, and social media
-Successfully writes grants and secures outside funding for library initiatives and programs

Public Services
-Provides circulation, reference, and reader's advisory services to patrons at public desk
-Answers advanced reference inquiries referred by other staff
-Assists patrons with library technology; troubleshoots hardware, software, and network problems

Policy and Planning:
-Develops and implements departmental goals and objectives
-Assists Director and Assistant Director with policy development for the library

Collection Development and Management:
-Responsible for the development and management of library collections as assigned
-Develops and manages annual department collections budget
-Keeps statistics relevant to the department and submits monthly reports to Director

Staff Supervision:
-Supervises Creativity Lab Programming Librarian
-Participates in hiring and supervising assigned staff
-Provides or coordinates appropriate departmental training
-Evaluates staff as requested by Director
-Assists Director and Assistant Director with developing comprehensive training program for all library staff

Outreach:
-Identifies outreach possibilities to bring library services and information to new and/or underserved audiences
-Provides appropriate remote library services offsite, community based locations
-Builds and maintains community partnerships that expand the reach of the library

Qualifications:
This position requires an MLS from an ALA-accredited institution. Candidates who are currently enrolled in such a program and who have demonstrated progress toward an MLS degree may be considered. Successful candidates will have at least two years relevant experiences that includes outstanding public service, instruction, and technology skills, and experience supervising others. Schedule includes one evening per week, and every 2nd Saturday.

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Education: MLS/Masters

Salary: Starting at $29.01/hour

How to Apply:
Please send resume and letter of application to:


Melissa Robinson
Director
Peabody Institute Library
82 Main Street
Peabody, MA 01960
mrobinson@noblenet.org

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Information Services Librarian, Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough, MA

Job Title: Information Services Librarian                          

Job Purpose: Under the direction of the director, provide library services to patrons and the community that would advance the Library's mission to offer free and accessible information and resources that fosters learning, exchange of ideas, information literacy, and social engagement to the surrounding communities.

Essential Functions

  • Provide patron services in person, over the phone or via email respectfully, attentively, effectively, and efficiently.
  • Provide user-focused reference and reader's advisory services.
  • Work with the director to create and disseminate library marketing materials including email newsletter, press releases, social media, and website content.
  • Prepare and maintain booklists, and in-house book/media displays as appropriate.
  • Assist with the planning, presentation, delivery and/or hosting of Library programs, events, or classes.
  • Manage and update public use computers, and provide basic trouble shooting services to patrons.
  • Participate in the public service desk rotation, as required.
  • Keep abreast of new web/mobile apps/software/hardware trends for patron use, analyze and recommend adoption of new technologies.
  • Keep abreast of current trends in the field through participation in user groups and attendance at conferences, workshops and meetings.
  • Perform related work as required and assigned


Abilities

  • Communicate clearly, both orally and in writing
  • Create and maintain positive staff relationships
  • Successfully work independently and in a team setting.
  • Explain network circulation policies and procedures.
  • Analyze and identify community needs and tailor programs and services to meet those needs.
  • Creatively solve problems, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner
  • Demonstrate positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity, and a sense of humor in working with customers, coworkers, and community
  • Set priorities
  • Demonstrate innovation and flexibility
  • Work varying shifts, including evenings and weekends.


Education and Skills

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Knowledge of library principles, trends, and services.
  • Confident in all matters of technology.
  • Proficient in the use of social media.
  • Knowledge of and experienced in basic, user-centered web design.
  • Public library experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Windows operating system, Microsoft Office Suite, and Evergreen or other ILS, is preferred.


Physical Demands

  • While performing the duties of this position, the employee is continuously required to communicate by talking and listening, use of fingers and hands, repetitive motion and sitting.
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, reach, and feel. Occasionally bend, stoop, grasp and rarely to feel, kneel or crawl.
  • The position requires mobility, including the ability to move materials weighing up to 15 pounds on a regular basis such as files, books, office equipment, etc., may infrequently require moving materials weighing up to 35 pounds.
  • Manual dexterity and coordination are required over 75% of the work period while operating equipment such as computer keyboard, calculator, and standard office equipment.
  • High volume environment with high accuracy requirements for numeric and alpha processing.


Hours: 32 hours a week and 1 or 2 Saturdays a month.

Compensation: This is a benefited position. $21.44 - $26.31 in ten steps.

To Apply
Please send cover letter and resume to Peishan Bartley (pbartley@cwmars.org)

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Research & Instruction Librarian, Simmons University, Boston, MA

Simmons University is looking for a Research and Instruction Librarian to join our team in Beatley Library. The Library staff provides exceptional service to a diverse population within a strong liberal arts curriculum and highly ranked professional, graduate programs and is committed to the University mission of providing transformative learning that links passion with lifelong learning.  

Reporting to the Deputy Director of the Library, the Research and Instruction Librarian joins a team of professionals who provide user-focused services to students, faculty, and staff. The successful candidate should demonstrate an enthusiastic commitment to inclusive excellence, an openness to collaboration and teamwork, and the ability to engage in the development of innovative and responsive approaches to teaching and learning, in both face-to-face and online modalities.   

Resume review will begin on September 3, 2019 and continue until the position is filled.

For more information and to apply, please visit https://simmons.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/Simmons-Careers/job/Main-Campus---Boston-MA/Research---Instruction-Librarian_R06129.

    

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Part-Time Reference Librarian, Northfield Mount Hermon, Mount Hermon, MA

Northfield Mount Hermon seeks a dynamic self starter to work at the library's reference desk and provide research, citation and technology assistance to students. This position will cover the circulation desk as needed and oversee the work of student library assistants. During evening hours responsibilities include providing an adult presence and helping to maintain study hall conditions.   

The successful applicant will have a Master's degree in library science or equivalent experience and at least one year's experience providing reference assistance and public services in a library. Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and a demonstrated capacity to work effectively with colleagues and other members of the community. Evening work and occasional weekends required.

Candidates should have a demonstrated interest in making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents and embrace the opportunity to work with a diverse community in a boarding school environment. 


Read the full job description here.


To apply for this position, please stop by the office of Human Resources to complete an application, or send or e-mail a cover letter and resume to:

Human Resources

Northfield Mount Hermon 

One Lamplighter Way, Mount Hermon MA 01354

Phone: (413) 498-3229; Fax: (413) 498-3240

E-mail: hr@nmhschool.org

**Screening will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. **

Northfield Mount Hermon is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Technology Librarian, The Belmont Public Library, Belmont, MA

The Belmont Public Library is seeking a Technology Librarian to join their team. The Technology Librarian coordinates the library's technology infrastructure and all system planning including networks, hardware, software, databases, wireless Internet, and related equipment. The Technology Librarian also conducts computer training for library staff and the public and performs reference librarian duties. The work is performed under the supervision of the Coordinator of Technology & Technical Services.

Responsibilities include developing the Library's technology growth, analyze and evaluate current and future needs for technology, develop a technology plan with the Coordinator of Technology and Technical services and manage the implementation of the plan. Additionally the Technology Librarian will develop and implement training for library staff and patrons, receive and evaluate requests for information and document computer matters. This position tests and troubleshoots electronic equipment, installs and configures new equipment and software and performs preventive maintenance and repairs.

Additional responsibilities include serving as the website administrator, technical liaison to the Minuteman Library Network for needs related to technology. This position works with Town and School IT professional to collaborate on opportunities. In addition the Technology Librarian maintains the technology budget, computer warranties, software license and service contract files. The Technology Librarian will work on the Reference Desk as part of the professional librarian rotation and serve as designated "Person in Charge" of the library as part of a regular rotation. The Technology Librarian also supervises a Technology Intern.

This is a full time 35 hour per week position covered under a collective bargaining agreement with the Belmont Librarian's Association. The starting hourly rate is $35.041 for FY 2020 and qualifies for the Town's comprehensive benefits package, including health, dental and life insurance, paid vacation, sick, personal and holiday leave. This position also qualifies for the Town's pension plan.

For the full job description please visit The Town of Belmont's Human Resources page here --------->

https://www.belmont-ma.gov/human-resources/pages/job-openings

Qualifications
Qualifications include Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with one year reference library experience and three to five years of experience in computer troubleshooting, software, hardware, networks and other information systems for library applications. Knowledge of library work principles and practices, use of library resources and information technology.

Full/Part Time - Full Time
Education - MLS/Masters
Salary - 35.041 per hour
Closing Date - August 16th, 2019


How to Apply
Please send a resume, cover letter, and complete Town application (http://www.belmont-ma.gov/human-resources) to the Town of Belmont, HR Dept., 455 Concord Ave., Belmont, MA 02478 or humanresources@belmont-ma.gov or fax to 617-993-2471 by the closing date of August 16, 2019. The Town of Belmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Librarian III: Supervisor of Youth Services, The Public Library of Brookline, Brookline, MA

The Public Library of Brookline is seeking a dynamic, innovative and creative youth services professional to provide leadership and technical expertise in the management of a large, busy, urban youth services department. Under the direction of the Library Director, the Supervisor of Youth Services will be responsible for the leadership of the Childrens, Teen and Tween staff at the Brookline Village location, they will plan and schedule programming, and oversee collection development of youth materials across all three locations. Manages library materials, supply, and youth services budgets; represents the library at Minuteman youth services interest groups, and responsible for long and short term strategic planning.  Builds strong community relationships and generates publicity by creating promotional materials. Leads orientations, visits, and promotes materials and services to the public. Strong social media and marketing skills and a highly developed awareness and understanding of emerging technologies. Supervises the Ideaspace, the librarys new maker space.  Must have a robust understanding of library ethics. Works closely with library administration to coordinate and leverage shared services within the Town and the network. Develops and proposes youth services policy to the Library Director for submission to the Board of Library Trustees.

The Public Library of Brookline, a member of the Minuteman Library Network, is a vital community center, with a main library and two branch libraries that boast some of the highest circulation numbers and innovative offerings in the State.


Qualifications
Masters in Library Science from an A.L.A.-accredited institution required; three to five years of experience with youth services in a library environment with at least two years of related supervisory experience. Significant experience with personal computers and library automation systems required. Ability to deal with all members of the staff and public in a courteous and tactful manner; work with a high level of detail; prioritize multiple tasks and to deal effectively with interruptions. Strong leadership skills and the ability to identify and to analyze complex issues and develop appropriate recommendations.


Full/Part Time: Full Time
Education: MLS/Masters
Salary: $66,302.87 DOQ
Closing Date: August 16, 2019
How to Apply: Resume and cover letter to https://brooklinema.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/b9c206e5-bfc5-fc9f-efd5-3f68d546fe7b/apply?source=1098912-CS-27261

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

Don't miss out on this opportunity to practice librarianship in this highly desirable location: Newport, Rhode Island. The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) Library is hiring! The NWC Library invites applications for a newly created position as Copyright Librarian in the Circulation Department. Named in honor of Rear Admiral Henry Effingham Eccles, the Library recently adopted a Learning Commons model with the completion of a new, state-of-the-art, 86,000 square foot facility that brings together under one roof the Library, Writing Center, Information Resources Department (IT), Dean of Students, Café, and Bookstore. The Copyright Librarian serves as a knowledgeable and service-oriented licensing and copyright professional who leads the copyright program for the NWC. This includes performing a variety of functions and processes that relate to the implementation of copyright policy, formulation of procedures, licensing negotiation, workflows, and obtaining copyright permissions for all forms of published and unpublished materials requested by all NWC faculty and staff.


This federal (GS) position is open to all qualified U.S. citizens. See USAJOBS announcement for requirements. The application process will be open from August 1st-7th. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience; position includes a full federal benefits package.

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Library Director, West Falmouth Library, West Falmouth, MA

The Board of Trustees of the West Falmouth Library, located in West Falmouth, Massachusetts, is
seeking a qualified library director to serve as administrator and manager of this independent,
community, non-profit library in accordance with policies established by the Board of Library Trustees.
The Board of Trustees recently completed a major expansion and renovation of the Library and seeks
continued growth. The director works in close cooperation with and is directly accountable to the
Board of Trustees, serving as its advisor and as an active participant in policy and budget development,
fundraising, goal setting, planning and evaluation. The position requires attendance at Library events
outside of working hours and at monthly Board meetings. The Director participates in major fundraising
and fundraising events when requested with participation and assistance from staff. The Director is
responsible for all aspects of Library operations: collection and program development, uses of
technology as a public and staff resource, community relations, oversight of library building and grounds
maintenance. Fiscal responsibilities include assisting with fundraising and development as well as
assisting the finance committee with development of the annual library budget. The director oversees
an operating budget of over $200,000. The Director works closely with various Board committees,
specifically the following standing committees: finance, governance, development and the following ad
hoc committees: community events, special events and volunteer. The director supervises the Assistant
Director in charge of Development and Community Programs as well as 11 - 13-part time employees
plus volunteers and oversees an operating budget of over $200,000 for FY 2019-2020.


Qualifications: A candidate with a Master's Degree in Library Science is preferred. A candidate with a
Bachelor's Degree and a minimum of five years in a leadership position may be considered. Salary:
$36,000 annually with paid vacations and sick leave. The position is part time at 24 hours a work week.

To apply please email a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references
to lmorrisseywfl@gmail.com by September 13, 2019.

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Library Director, Durham NH Public Library, Durham, NH

Opportunity for Transformative Leader in Durham NH
Are you a passionate, creative and innovative manager, committed to the principles 
of a community-driven public library?
The Library Trustees of Durham NH seek a dynamic Director with a strong vision for the future of community libraries, dedication to providing exceptional service, passion for technology and innovation and proven experience in motivating and supporting teams.  
Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the Director will lead a committed team in a beautiful, newly built facility that has become the heart of our vibrant and engaged community.  The Director will inspire our committed staff and ensure they have the resources and training to meet the high expectations of our active residents and university community.
Overarching Responsibilities:
 

MANAGEMENT: Build a culture of trust, support, supervision and professional development for the DPL staff.

OPERATIONS: Working cooperatively with town management, provide oversight of the Library's day-to-day operations, finances, personnel, policy and facilities management.

FISCAL:  Prepare, present and track all funding and resources; serve as a conscientious fiscal steward of taxpayer funds.

LEADERSHIP:  Collaborate with the Board of Trustees, the Friends of DPL and the greater community to develop, enhance, advance and evaluate the library's mission, vision, and strategic goals. 

STRATEGIC PLANNING:  Develop and present annual and long-range plans in coordination with staff for educational, cultural and recreational programming, and services that enrich, enlighten, delight, educate, challenge and inform the community.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT:  Foster strong relationships with library users and non-users to build community and ensure the needs of the community are solicited, understood, and met, to the extent possible.

COLLABORATION: Cooperate and leverage resources with local government, organizations, schools, University of New Hampshire and members of the community to provide rich programming opportunities and support for the library.
Preferred Qualifications 
  • Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an institution accredited by the ALA.
  • A minimum of 5 years leading and managing teams. 
  • Exceptional communication skills and the ability to publicly promote the vision and needs of the library.
  • Skilled at building budgets, tracking funds, identifying funding needs; resourceful and efficient use of limited resources.
  • Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans.
  • Dedication to a professional development.
  • Ability to create and support a culture of inclusion.
  • Proficient with current and emerging digital technologies.
  • Understands current and emerging library trends, as well as best practices for libraries. 

This is a full-time, salaried position; $70,000-$78,000 commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits.

Applications that are received by September 1st will be given priority.  Final deadline is September 15th.  

Email cover letter and resume to:   DurhamNHLibraryDirector@gmail.com

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Open Rank Faculty Positions, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ

 Department of Library and Information Science

Open Rank Faculty Positions


The Department of Library and Information Science at Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information seeks faculty for tenure-track or tenured positions who complement the strengths of our existing faculty and support our needs for research, teaching, and administration. 


Our interests include:

  Data Science - the handling and analysis of data and metadata, including data curation, machine learning, information retrieval, the technical skills involved in data analysis, computational social science, and the use of data in organizations and its impact on society.

 

  Human-Computer Interaction - the study of interaction between humans and computers broadly defined, with a particular focus on interface design/UX, information visualization, healthcare, and social computing.

 

 Digital Information - the new landscape of online and streaming information including governance,

        language, privacy, ethics, and cybersecurity, and how this landscape affects both creators and users.

 

  Youth and Libraries - literacies, access, and effective use of information, technology, and media.

 

We especially invite candidates who will take leadership roles in our highly ranked Master of Information (MI), our rapidly growing Information Technology and Informatics (ITI) undergraduate major, and our interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. We are a charter member of the iSchool caucus and are in an exciting period of transformation and growth. The ideal candidate's scholarship would focus on one or more area above, bringing together research in areas of social computing, information studies, librarianship, health informatics, data science, computational social science, human-computer interaction, and related fields.

 

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. More than 70,000 students and 23,400 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.  Rutgers University's School of Communication and Information houses a dynamic and engaged community of scholars whose fields of communication, information science, library studies, journalism, and media studies intersect to address contemporary challenges. For more about the school and active faculty searches, see comminfo.rutgers.edu. 


 

Qualifications:  Ph.D. or equivalent degree in a relevant field is expected as of June 2020. Applicants should have a demonstrated record or strong likelihood of top-tier peer-reviewed publications and evidence of or preparation for effective teaching. We strongly encourage senior-level applicants, who should provide evidence of leadership in research, instruction, and service, including if possible a record of external funding.


Requirements:  Responsibilities of tenure-track/tenured faculty members include undergraduate and graduate teaching assignments, an active program of research in the candidate's area of scholarly expertise, and service contributions in accordance with the university policy for tenure‐track and tenured appointments.      

To Submit an Application:  Applications should address the points above and clearly articulate the candidate's fit to specific departmental and school‐wide research foci.  Please include a letter of application, a CV, up to three representative publications, and names and contact information for three referees (no letters at this time). You may also optionally submit a research statement and teaching philosophy statement. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019. Applications submitted after that date may not be given full consideration. Apply at https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/96291. For queries regarding the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair Michael Lesk (lesk@rutgers.edu).

 

Rutgers University is an AA/EEO employer - M/F/Veteran/Disability. For additional information please see our Non-Discrimination Statement at http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement .

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GIS, Data, and Research Librarian, Harvard Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA

Duties & Responsibilities:

SUMMARY:
The Frances Loeb Library is part of the dynamic and energizing environment of the Graduate School of Design. The GSD offers an exciting setting for interaction and the exchange of ideas through the combination of disciplines--architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning and design--together with the research of our studio-based as well as MDes and Doctoral programs. We are seeking an energetic and forward thinking individual to work as part of a team to support research, teaching, and learning at the GSD.

We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Design cannot provide Visa sponsorship, and candidates are required to have work authorization now and in the future.

TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Reporting to the Research and Teaching Librarian, Team Lead this position is one of a team of librarians that coordinates research and teaching support for the faculty and students at the GSD. The team integrates technology into teaching at the GSD; develops an ongoing instruction platform that includes traditional research skills, and the use of technology as part of the research process; develops research data management services; provides research consultation across all disciplinary areas of the GSD; develops a plan for supporting emerging technologies at the GSD; provides Academic Writing Services, GIS support, Canvas support, and Copyright and Fair Use advice and support.

Responsibilities of the position:

  • Provides data and GIS instruction and support services to faculty and students at the GSD;
  • Responsible for research support in the areas of geospatial data, GIS, statistics, and data visualization, in collaboration with the Research and Teaching Team;
  • Collaborates with other stakeholders in the library to provide data collection technologies and support;
  • Works on data management planning and the creation of data management plans;
  • Supervises and manages a team of Mapping Technical Assistants who coordinate office hours in the library, and provide mapping and technical support for GIS at the Design School;
  • Partners with faculty to enable use of data in teaching;
  • Manages the process of collecting student course work in digital format;
  • Actively collaborates within team and across teams to develop and produce a program of library research support and instruction;
  • Works with other librarians to support research and reference, including tours and orientations;
  • Participates as one of a team of selectors in a specific area of collection building in the library;
  • Works with other Harvard Library units (such as the Harvard GeoSpatial Library, the Center for Geographic Analysis and other committees and working groups) on a variety of Harvard Library activities;
  • Participates in Harvard Library and campus-wide working groups and committees;
  • Participates in professional organizations;
  • Represents the GSD and Loeb Library in and outside of Harvard;
  • Responsible for staying abreast of new technologies in the field, and bringing them to the GSD.


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:    

  • Oversees graduate students who work as Technical Assistants to provide GIS and Mapping instruction and reference support to the GSD community.


Basic Qualifications

  • MLS or equivalent experience;
  • 3-5 years of experience working in a library, academic technology, or computing setting;
  • Demonstrated subject expertise in one or more subject areas:  architecture, landscape architecture, urban planning and design;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data management;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of GIS tools, systems, and techniques, including the ESRI software suite and QGIS;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data sources and databases used to support research and teaching;
  • Experience in instruction and teaching in an academic setting;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of multiple file format types, including various CAD formats;
  • Strong analytical, organizational and project management skills required.


Additional Qualifications

  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative and/or team environment;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Flexibility and creative problem solving skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various metadata schema and cloud technology;
  • Demonstrated understanding of design work;
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a variety of constituents;
  • Desired skills:  knowledge of XML, Java, APIs, and user interface toolkits of major mobile platforms.


Additional Information

  • In order to be considered for this position, a cover letter in addition to a resume is required
  • The work of this position is performed in a library/office setting.
  • The position involves frequent use of computer work station.

Apply online here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/home/HomeWithPreLoad?PageType=JobDetails&partnerid=25240&siteid=5341&jobid=1466017#jobDetails=1466017_5341

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Cataloging Librarian, The Princeton Theological Seminary, Princeton, NJ

Princeton Theological Seminary invites applications for a Cataloging Librarian. The Princeton Theological Seminary Library strengthens teaching, inspires learning, broadens access, fosters research, embraces change, and advances and preserves knowledge, in support of the Seminary'smission. Shaped by two centuries of development, the Library embraces its role at the intersection of the theological record and the community of scholars; continues Princeton Seminary's commitment to build collections of depth; and promotes an environment of broad access to the theological heritage.
 
Candidates must display an energy and commitment to a vision of an agile, project-based cataloging unit that balances quality and production expectations to further the accessibility of a unique research collection. Work will include original and copy cataloging in all formats across the collection and contributing to cataloging related projects, such as authority work, linked data initiatives, and documentation. The successful candidate will have cataloging experience in an academic library, and possess a master's degree in library or information science, fluency in German and one other language, and familiarity theological and religious concepts, language, and history.


Apply: Interested applicants should provide a cover letter, resume and complete the application available at https://www.ptsem.edu/about/employment, where the full job description may be found.

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Supervisor of Youth Services, The Public Library of Brookline, Brookline, MA

The Public Library of Brookline is seeking a dynamic, innovative and creative youth services professional to provide leadership and technical expertise in the management of a large, busy, urban youth services department. Under the direction of the Library Director, the Supervisor of Youth Services will be responsible for the leadership of the Childrens, Teen and Tween staff at the Brookline Village location, they will plan and schedule programming, and oversee collection development of youth materials across all three locations. Manages library materials, supply, and youth services budgets; represents the library at Minuteman youth services interest groups, and responsible for long and short term strategic planning. Builds strong community relationships and generates publicity by creating promotional materials. Leads orientations, visits, and promotes materials and services to the public. Strong social media and marketing skills and a highly developed awareness and understanding of emerging technologies. Supervises the Ideaspace, the librarys new maker space. Must have a robust understanding of library ethics. Works closely with library administration to coordinate and leverage shared services within the Town and the network. Develops and proposes youth services policy to the Library Director for submission to the Board of Library Trustees.


The Public Library of Brookline, a member of the Minuteman Library Network, is a vital community center, with a main library and two branch libraries that boast some of the highest circulation numbers and innovative offerings in the State.

Masters in Library Science from an A.L.A.-accredited institution required; three to five years of experience with youth services in a library environment with at least two years of related supervisory experience. Significant experience with personal computers and library automation systems required. Ability to deal with all members of the staff and public in a courteous and tactful manner; work with a high level of detail; prioritize multiple tasks and to deal effectively with interruptions. Strong leadership skills and the ability to identify and to analyze complex issues and develop appropriate recommendations. Starting salary $66,302.87 DOQ, plus generous benefits. Resume and cover letter by August, 16, 2019 to https://brooklinema.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/b9c206e5-bfc5-fc9f-
efd5-3f68d546fe7b/apply?source=1098912-CS-27260

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Library Director, Randall Library, Stow, MA

The Randall Library in Stow, MA seeks a Library Director to manage all aspects of library operations. This position is full-time at 37.5 hours/week commencing September 1st.

The Randall Library is an active community resource serving a population of about 7,300. The Library strives to adapt to the changing needs of our community. The Library Director, in coordination with library staff, develops numerous programs for children, teens, adults and seniors.

Under the direction of the Library Trustees, the Director develops and monitors the annual budget. Additional duties include assisting patrons with reference, technology, and readers' advisory questions, overseeing the library's website and social media presence, supervising a staff of five part-time employees, working with the town accountant to complete payroll, managing the facility, and maintaining the library's warm and welcoming atmosphere.

The Director reports to the Randall Library Board of Trustees and works closely with various town boards and departments.

Duties:

  • attends all Board meetings as an ex officio member, prepares reports, raises policy issues & implements Board policies
  • prepares an annual report and long-range plans
  • develops plans to meet the changing needs of the community
  • evaluates and reports on the effectiveness of services and programs
  • maintains compliance with Mass. Board of Library Commissioners standards and submits required reports
  • develops and monitors the annual budget
  • manages payroll and expenses, including building maintenance expenses
  • recruits, hires, dismisses, schedules, supervises and trains library staff
  • reviews and updates job descriptions as needed
  • holds regular staff meetings, encouraging staff initiative
  • creates a harmonious environment for staff and patrons
  • conducts annual written employee performance evaluations
  • promotes the library's collections, services and programs through print, email, website, and social media
  • develops and maintains the library's collections with staff assistance, including selection, acquisition and processing of library materials
  • develops and promotes the library's "collection of things"
  • establishes and maintains effective working relationships with the general public, town departments, community groups and schools
  • addresses patron complaints courteously and effectively
  • conducts surveys or questionnaires of public opinion on library matters
  • oversees all aspects of the building's furnishings and equipment
  • supervises maintenance and repair by town employees and contracted services
  • schedules use of the library by community organizations
  • works closely with the Friends of Randall Library to support programs and services
  • submits grant applications
  • works with library-related trusts in support of programs and reference materials


Preferred qualifications:

  • MLS or equivalent degree
  • 3-5 years of managerial experience
  • demonstrated ability to forge effective relationships with other departments and community organizations
  • experience in public libraries
  • excellent communication skills
  • a passion for working with people of all ages


Starting salary range: $58,771 - $66,116, depending on experience.

Closing date: August 31, 2019 or until position is filled.

Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the Search Committee at: randalltrustee@gmail.com

The Town of Stow is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Teen Services Librarian, The Westport Library, Westport, CT

The Westport Library (CT) is poised for an exciting transformation that will take the organization into the 21 st century and beyond. Dramatic in its redesign, the new space will be unparalleled in its ability to adapt and shift with the ever-changing needs of the community. We are seeking an individual who can work with the Library team to help build the library of the future.


The Teen Service Librarian will have outstanding customer service skills, strong oral and written communication skills, enthusiasm for academic research, and the ability to work collaboratively both within the Library and externally. In addition to staffing an adult or childrens reference desk, the candidate will be required to initiate, plan, and implement a variety of programs and activities to encourage the use of the library by young adults between the ages of 12 and 18 including but not limited to special events.

Key elements of the position include working with a Teen Advisory Board and doing school and community outreach. Finally, the applicant should have a passion for Young Adult literature and experience developing and maintaining a vibrant teen book collection. Experience creating dynamic web pages in WordPress and Libguides is  plus.


Requirements: MLS from an ALA accredited institution and a minimum of 3-5 years relevant experience, preferably working with Teens. Candidates with at least 30 credits towards an MLS will be considered. Willingness to work evenings and weekends as required.

To Apply: Send resume and cover letter to jobs@westportlibrary.org and put the title of the position in the subject line of the e-mail.

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Resource Sharing Team Lead, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA

The Access Services and Outreach Associate, Resource Sharing Team Lead is responsible for overseeing daily operations of interlibrary loan and document delivery services (ILL), accurate maintenance of records, and final disposition of materials; assists at the Information Desk in ensuring high quality services for patrons; and oversees faculty and online student resource delivery services. This position works under minimal supervision and is responsible for training and guiding others, which requires acting in a team lead capacity.


Responsibilities:

  • Oversees daily operations of inter-library loan and document delivery services, using resource-sharing techniques to provide exceptional customer service and efficient delivery services.
  • Provides leadership in planning, prioritizing and organizing resource sharing in response to established goals and priorities.
  • Assists in complex service interactions regarding inter-library loan when needed; resolves material or service problems, clarifies patron concerns, explains the appropriate solution and follows up to ensure satisfactory resolution.
  • Collaborates and exchanges information with the Collection Assessment and Development Librarian regarding patron resource sharing requests regarding purchasing materials for the library's collections.
  • Responsible for assessing fines, fees, and issuing invoices regarding inter-library loan patrons' accounts, including but not limited to: billing for lost items, placing patrons', and other library's accounts on hold and tracking late returns of items.
  • Assists library patrons at the information desk by providing customer service, facilitating access to library resources, and providing directions.
  • Maintains in-depth knowledge of all functions of the library's circulation module; participates in departmental processes as appropriate.
  • Communicates with staff of libraries around the world with respect to reciprocal and other lending agreements.
  • Monitors and reconciles UPS and other courier statements as well as upgrading and troubleshooting the system when needed.
  • Collaborates in supporting the daily workflow of the inter-library loan student assistants with the Access Services Student Coordinator.
  • Provides information to library users and assists with gathering information to ensure the delivery of requested materials.
  • Monitors document delivery budget and inter-library loan lending billing and provides information for the annual report to the head of the Access Services and Outreach Department.
  • Prepares statistical reports on inter-library loan and document delivery services, material requested from storage, shipping and faculty and online student delivery services.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of policy, procedural and/or technological improvements, including maintaining documentation for staff and student workers.
  • Monitors Hold shelf, which includes inter-library loan items, on-campus retrievals and projects; notifies patrons of their available requested items and returns items to proper locations in an appropriate amount of time.
  • Participates in library committees both on and off campus.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

Requirements:

  • General knowledge of library collection organization and classification scheme and ability to interpret bibliographic records.
  • Understands and is responsible for applying copyright law, principles and guidelines when requesting resources from other libraries or providing resources to other libraries.
  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field
  • Experience with automated library system, such as ALMA.
  • Experience with resource sharing systems, such as ILLiad
  • Minimum of 3 years related library experience; 3-5 years preferred
  • Supervisory experience with student employees desirable
  • Organization and time management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills


Application:
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Part-Time Library Teacher, The Fenn School, Concord, MA

The Fenn School, a grade 4-9 boys' day school in Concord, MA, seeks an innovative and experienced educator with a strong background in children's literature, educational technology and an interest in design thinking and integrated, problem-based research for the part-time (75% with benefits) position of LIBRARY TEACHER. The successful candidate for this position will enjoy working closely with faculty to design and co-teach a library curriculum that includes digital citizenship, information literacy, love of literature, and critical thinking skills.

The library teacher will be asked to instruct students individually or in groups in skills related to locating, selecting, and accessing print and digital resources for research or enjoyment; evaluating resources and ethically synthesizing information found in these resources; and promoting critical thinking, design thinking, and problem-based research. The library teacher will also be expected to assist teachers by integrating information and research skills into the classroom curriculum; by collaborating with teachers to develop inquiry-based units and activities; by integrating digital citizenship and literacy into classroom curriculum; by suggesting innovative ways to update research projects using Web 2.0 and educational apps; and by cultivating a sense of empathy by incorporating underrepresented voices into classroom literature. Finally, this individual will develop an active reader's advisory service for students and faculty and conduct regular book talks.

Additional responsibilities include organizing and maintaining a welcoming library environment; conducting traditional and electronic research using academic databases; assisting with source selection and evaluation and building of LibGuides; maintaining and developing a diverse print and cloud-based library collection; monitoring library space and providing assistance during peak student hours; assisting with library administration (ordering, cataloguing and processing materials conducting annual inventory, updating patron reports and run over dues); compiling with assistance reading book lists; and creating library displays.

The successful candidate will be a proactive and collaborative individual who can build positive, productive relationships with faculty and students; set priorities, meet deadlines, and follow up on assignments with minimal direction; conduct work despite frequent interruptions associated with providing library services and monitoring the library; and manage and delegate tasks to a volunteer corps.

Fenn has been recognized for its leadership in diversity and multicultural education, and the School is fully committed to a culturally diverse faculty and student body. A successful candidate will, therefore, believe in the importance of diversity in the life of a school and can support Fenn's mission in his/her work with students, parents, faculty, and staff. The School is also eager to consider applications from traditionally underrepresented groups.

Apply:

Interested candidates are asked to submit the following materials:

  • A letter of interest
  • A current resume
  • A statement of educational philosophy
  • List of five references with contact information


Please submit materials electronically via email attachment to Nat Carr, Director of Faculty and Professional Development at the following email address ncarr@fenn.org.  Receipt of materials will be acknowledged via email.

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Project Appraisal and Inventory Archivist, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library is currently seeking candidates in consideration for the Project Appraisal and Inventory Archivist role.

Reporting to the Associate University Archivist for Collection Development/Records Management Services (AUACD/RMS), the Project Appraisal and Inventory Archivist will provide detailed appraisals and assessments of records and prepare basic information about the records for future accessioning. The candidate will work from a select list of groups of Harvard University records identified during a major project to bring under control previously un- or under-identified materials stored at the Harvard Depository. Working with the AUACD/RMS, with input from the University Archivist, and other University Archives staff as necessary, the candidate will further evaluate whether there is scholarly, historical, and/or administrative value in the records warranting permanent retention.  The assignment will require determining the short- and long-term costs of maintaining these records and if the records fill gaps in the permanent, archival record, are unique and add important historical information, are duplicative, or provide little variation from records currently held at the Archives. The candidate will work with a variety of record types, largely late- twentieth century records, including paper, audio-visual, and early digital records.  After assessment, the candidate will create limited box, folder, or other content lists to prepare the records for future accessioning into the University Archives collections. The work will be conducted principally at the Harvard University Archives but also at times at the Harvard Depository in Southborough, Massachusetts. Other similar duties as required.

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

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Associate Cataloging Bibliographer, EBSCO Information Services, Contoocook, NH

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases -- all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation's largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.


The main responsibility of the Associate Cataloging Bibliographer is to perform descriptive cataloging, up to full level, on a broad range and depth of materials. Materials include print, visual, audio and digital resources. This person selects appropriate MARC bibliographic records used to support approval plan profiling and order fulfillment, verifies the validity of LC and Dewey Classification and Library of Congress Subject Headings found in cataloging copy, creates metadata records applying the RDA standard to support the provision of products supplied by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO to accompany purchased content, validates name and series headings against OCLC authority files, and creates, corrects and/or upgrades metadata records as needed.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Upgrades LC CIP records to full level according to OCLC CIP upgrade specifications for physical and digital titles
  • Performs initial search and sorts of newly received approval books in a timely manner.
  • Uses e-book aggregator websites to view and catalog electronic resources.
  • Creates minimal-level and less-than-full cataloging records.
  • Searches OCLC's bibliographic utility, including authority files and downloads appropriate records as necessary.
  • Applies RDA and LC-PCC Policy Statements to all cataloging as appropriate.
  • Uses MARC21 Bibliographic format structure for all records.
  • Links MARC records to appropriate inventory records in the local database.
  • Reviews metadata records for accuracy and formatting, correcting as needed.
  • Processes files of records for e-book packages and places on ftp site.
  • Provides backup coverage for all CatalogHold Report tasks.
  • Keeps accurate production statistics.
  • Supports and assists Cataloging Bibliographers as required to meet departmental expectations.
  • Creates and updates unit documentation.
  • Provides orientation, training and feedback for new hires.

Role-Based Competencies:

  • Exhibit focused attention to detail for prolonged periods
  • Possess a working knowledge of editing tools such as Microsoft Word, and preferably MARC editing programs
  • Flexibility with multi-tasking and shifting priorities throughout the work day
  • Work efficiently and keep work organized
  • Proficient with end-user computer technologies
  • Demonstrates the ability to learn new skills quickly
  • Works collaboratively to get the work done expediently
  • Positive attitude
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Willingness to collaborate as part of a team
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism
  • Eagerness to understand
  • Accountable for one's work

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree required or two years' experience in a library technical services cataloging role.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science preferred.
  • Experience in library technical services or with copy cataloging.
  • Strong interest in the areas of library cataloging, metadata, and/or library technical services.
  • Familiarity with RDA and MARC metadata standards and library best practices.
  • Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings.
  • Editing experience or other experience requiring strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent reading comprehension skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working in a team setting.
  • Ability to work in a production environment.
  • Ability to apply correct judgment, analysis and evaluation to work situations and appropriately refer matters upward.
  • Ability to work with multiple priorities and remain flexible in dealing with changing priorities.
  • Ability to perform with interruptions, distractions and fluctuating workloads.
  • Ability to participate on teams and in meetings, and support team decisions.
  • Demonstrated understanding of company and departmental needs and goals.
  • Ability to recognize opportunities to improve services and operations.
  • Transfer learning from one situation to solve a problem in another.
  • Ability to perform detailed tasks with a demonstrated concern for accuracy.
  • Sufficient computer competencies, including Microsoft productivity applications and Web browsers.
  • Sufficient communication skills, both written and oral, to effectively communicate issues, concerns and ideas to the appropriate personnel.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to establish functional working relationships among all departments, with both professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Sufficient organizational skills to keep information accessible and to work systematically and efficiently.


To Apply:
Please read the full job description and apply online here.

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