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Library Director, Porter Memorial Library, Blandford, MA

Library Director, Porter Memorial Library

The Porter Memorial Library Board of Trustees is seeking candidates for its next Library Director who can continue to grow community-focused programs and services. Blandford, Massachusetts has a population of 1233 and is in the C/W MARS service area. C/W MARS provides a shared circulation and catalog system, interlibrary loan delivery, technical support and resource sharing. The successful candidate will lead a staff of three (part time), providing service to Blandford and the surrounding area. The Director reports to a 3-member Board of Trustees and is responsible for the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of all library operations and services. The Director will work with the staff, Board, government officials and community stakeholders to align library services with community priorities.

A remodel and expansion of the library is under consideration. The Director should have the ability to oversee that project.

 

The successful candidate will be community oriented, with administrative and supervisory experience; excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to work with a variety of computer programs and databases; ability to work with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or other social media applications. Prior experience working with government officials, budgeting, and grant writing desirable.

  

Part Time

Education: BA /BS, or a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or related degree.

 

Salary: Negotiable.

 

Closing Date: Open until filled.

 

How to Apply: Resumes will be reviewed as receive. Submit cover letter, resume and the names/contact information of 3 references via email to: Director Search (subject line), Blandford1@yahoo.com 

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Librarian, Adult Reference & Youth Services, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Institution: Lucius Beebe Memorial Library

 

JobSubstitute Librarians: Adult Reference and Youth Services. 

 

Duties/Description: Beebe Library seeks librarians to cover service desks during staff shortages and meetings. Candidates should enjoy public service to all ages, and be flexible, organized, and detail-oriented. Experience with Evergreen a plus.

 

Qualifications: MLS or MLS candidate. Strong reference and communication skills.

 

Salary: $25.09 - 27.29/hour, based on education and experience.

 

Hours: After training, fill in as needed during library hours: Monday to Thursday 9-9; Friday 9-6; Saturday 9-5; Sunday 1-5. Positions are eligible for Substitute and Sunday hours as available to 19 hrs./wk. maximum. 

 

Start Date: Immediately

 

Closing Date: May 10, 2018

 

Send: Resume and letter of application to

Catherine McDonald, Director

cmcdonald@noblenet.org

Beebe Library

345 Main St.

Wakefield, MA 01880

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Librarian, Adult Access Services, Jaffrey Public Library, Jaffrey, NH

Jaffrey Public Library, located in Jaffrey, NH is hiring a full-time Adult Access Services Librarian, to round out our high-energy team. Jaffrey, NH, best known as home to Mount Monadnock, is an active community of 5,500 residents of varied socioeconomic backgrounds.  The library, located in the town center, is a modern, bustling center of community learning that has experienced record-setting growth over the last fifteen months. The drive behind the metamorphosis, termed the Big Shift, brought disjointed and underutilized library spaces into a cohesive whole, created an intergenerational floor on the main floor, expanded meeting space, and opened up the top History floor, which had been closed for the last thirty years.  The main floor now offers an ever-changing array of literacy based activities, a STEAM focused laboratory for youth, as well as traditional offerings for all ages. If you are looking for a broad range of experience and can handle a lot of activity, we are the place for you.

The Adult Access Services Librarian plays a vital role in providing public access services to adults, including managing circulation, reference, inter-library loan services, and access to technology in a busy intergenerational environment. In addition to front-desk responsibilities, this position designs and implements adult programs to promote digital literacy and foster lifelong learning, and helps to coordinate a robust volunteer program. Although this position has an adult focus, the right candidate will be adaptive and enjoy working with individuals of all ages, as we pride ourselves on a maintaining a family-friendly environment that welcomes diversity.

This is a nonexempt, 40 hour/week, hourly position with a generous benefits package, including health, dental, retirement, sick/vacation time. Hourly rate: $17 - 18, depending on experience. A Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited library school is required. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.  

Please see a complete job description attached, also available on our website: www.jaffreypubliclibrary.org.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and the position will remain open until filled. Submit cover letter, resume, contact information for three references to Julie Perrin, Library Director, via email at jperrin@townofjaffrey.com.

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Digital Scholarship Technologist, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Digital Scholarship Technologist

One year (12 months) term appointment

 

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

 

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

 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Digital Scholarship Technologist. The Digital Scholarship Technologistdevelops applications and tools to support incoming and ongoing academic research projects, with a focus on building infrastructure to support digital scholarship. In collaboration with stakeholders, identify requirements, develop workflows, and implement digital services solutions for incoming and ongoing research projects and curricular initiatives. Potential projects may include data mining, text analysis and other related digital scholarship methods, consultation on solutions for digital scholarship projects. 

This position is a one year (12 months) term appointment.

Examples of Duties:

  1. Work in close partnership with the Digital Scholarship Center, the Digital Media Lab Unit, and other library departments to prioritize projects, recommend strategies and implement applications and technologies to support digital scholarship services.
  2. Contribute to the development of digital tools and platforms for analysis, visualization, presentation, and reuse of content. Design, program, and/or adapt existing tools in support of digital scholarship.
  3. Analyze client requests to develop specifications for academic programs by applying digital scholarship methods, statistical pattern learning, and digital evidence.
  4. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.  Attend professional development activities as assigned or required to meet departmental goals and objectives.
  5. Performs related duties as assigned or required to meet Department, Executive Area/Division, and University goals and objectives.
  6. Understands responsibilities with respect to Title IX, Clery and other compliance requirements.
  7. Demonstrates capacity, sill and willingness to engage students and contribute to student success
  8. Works collaboratively with other campus stakeholders to fulfill the mission of Student Affairs and Campus Life.
  9. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with University policy.
  10. Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity, and collaboration.
  11. 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.
  12. 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 disclosure to others.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Information Systems.
  2. Two years of application programming and development experience.
  3. Working knowledge or advanced training with OCR, Python, XML and SQL.
  4. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and the ability to interact effectively and work productively to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with a diverse population.
  5. Demonstrated experience with application development in at least one major programming language such as Ruby on Rails, PHP, Perl, and/or Java.
  6. Demonstrated knowledge of development of web applications in a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MysQl, and PhP) environment
  7. Ability to work independently and collaboratively, prioritizing work to meet departmental and library goals. Ability to exercise sound judgment.
  8. Ability to master new information technologies and explain them to others.
  9. Working knowledge of Linked Data principles, preferred.
  10. Working knowledge of Geographical Information Systems, preferred.

 

Professional Staff Salary Administration, Level 26 associated with Level 27.

Please view the hiring salary range at: http://www.umass.edu/humres/psu-salary-ranges   

 

On campus applicants are defined as Amherst Campus non-student employees.

 

Application Instructions:

Please apply at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=96515 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by May 21, 2018, for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

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

 

 

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Executive Director, Artisan's Asylum, Somerville, MA

Somerville makerspace seeks Executive Director (ED). The ED of Artisan's Asylum will serve as the Chief Executive Officer, responsible for supervising all aspects of the organization's operations, programs, fundraising, public visibility and partnerships, and financial planning. Reporting to the board of directors, the ED will be charged with the strategic leadership of the organization, with clear goals of excellence, operational stability, and membership growth. An organized and resilient leader, this individual will embrace innovation, creativity, and diversity while working to grow the organization's funding and ensuring excellent service to members and the broader community.

Please submit a cover letter and resume with a summary of demonstrable accomplishments (electronic submissions preferred) to: Ms. Wyona Lynch-McWhite, Vice President, Arts Consulting Group, 292 Newbury Street, Suite 315, Boston, MA 02115-2801. Tel (888) 234.4236 Ext. 225. Email ArtisansAsylum@ArtsConsulting.com

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Executive Director, Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine, Augusta, ME

The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine (HHRC) is seeking an engaging, compassionate professional to lead the charge as Executive Director. The incumbent will have a personal and professional commitment to human rights matters and a passion for our mission and will play a pivotal role in engaging individuals and communities around matters of human rights, inclusivity, fairness, and respect in Maine. Founded in 1985 by Holocaust survivor Gerda Haas, The Holocaust and Human Rights Center of Maine is a statewide non-profit organization that uses the lessons of history, including the Holocaust and other events of the past and the present to encourage all citizens to reflect and act upon the moral and ethical responsibilities that will help build a more tolerant society. We promote tolerance and respect for human rights in Maine through educational programs, exhibits and events.

Responsibilities will include: Working strategically to increase the donor base and identifying new revenue sources for long-term sustainability; Developing a medium to long-term strategy for the organization's financial sustainability; Improving public awareness of HHRC and its work in Maine; Maintaining and expanding collaborative relationships with partner organizations and funding sources; Utilizing best practice to develop strong board governance. Commitment to and understanding of Maine and Maine culture is important. HHRC offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Please submit resume and cover letter.

HHRC is an equal opportunity employer.

To apply, visit: https://kmahumanresourcesconsulting.recruiterbox.com/jobs/fk0fbu7?cjb_hash=O_qdsz29&apply_now=true

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Director, Connecticut Science Center Hartford, CT

The Director of the Mandell Academy for Teachers will Oversee the development and advancement of the professional learning programs of the Connecticut Science Center. As a member of the Programs management team, this leader will help to set the strategic direction of our programming and build relationships with internal and external partners. This is a Full-Time (40 hours per week) Exempt position.

To view the full job description, please go https://ctsciencecenter.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/JD-Director-of-the-Mandell-Academy-for-Teachers.pdf 

Qualified applicants can apply by sending a cover letter and resume to HR@CTScienceCenter.org and please reference "Director of the Mandell Academy for Teachers" in the subject line by May 14, 2018.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Project Archivist, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

Job ID:  2018493

Title:     Project Archivist             

Rank:     Program Specialist II (UCP 7)

Area:     University Archives, Special Collections & Digital Curation

 

The University of Connecticut Library seeks an innovative and knowledgeable individual to serve as Project Archivist. Under the direction of the Head of Archives and Special Collections, and within the larger context of the unit, the Project Archivist is responsible for all activities related to the Maurice Sendak collection and performs the bulk of the work to integrate the collection into the UConn Archives and Library's management and access systems, as well as developing and leading outreach activities related to the collection. For example, the Project Archivist is responsible for developing ideas for outreach and educational uses of the collection; and preparing, mounting, and documenting exhibitions in multiple formats and for multiple audiences. Additionally, the archivist is responsible for managing requests for materials that involve more than reading room access. This includes executing loan agreements and collateral paperwork, and for receiving and returning material to storage, and working with the Literary Agent to prepare material for re-publication.

 

Along with all UConn Library staff, the Project Archivist makes a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University. This five-year, end-date position is funded by a grant from The Maurice Sendak Foundation and comes with a full benefits package.

 

About the Sendak Collection and the UConn Archives and Special Collections

 

In February, 2018 UConn and the Maurice Sendak Foundation signed an agreement to house and maintain the finished artwork for Maurice Sendak's published books, and as well as manuscripts, sketches, and other related materials created by Sendak, considered the leading artist of children's books in the 20th century. The artwork and source materials for books such as Where the Wild Things Are, In the Night Kitchen and Outside Over There, will serve as a resource for research by students, faculty, staff, scholars and the general public through the Archives & Special Collections in the UConn Library. Special Collections at UConn include the Northeast Children's Literature Collection, an archive of notable authors and illustrators of children's literature native to or identified with the Northeast and East Coast of the United States, including James Marshall, Tomie DePaola, and Richard Scary. The collection, established in 1989, preserves every aspect of children's book production - from the initial correspondence to preliminary drawings, finished art, dummies, mechanicals, proofs, galleys, and manuscripts.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Plans and executes public outreach activities that highlight collection.
  2. Manages digitization program for the collection.
  3. Collaborates with faculty to integrate collections into undergraduate and graduate courses.
  4. Provides advanced research consultation related to the collection, including responding to reference questions and meeting with researchers one-on-one.
  5. Promotes the collection making use of current tools, such as social media.
  6. Responsible for the receipt and intake of newly acquired materials.

 

 

SHARED EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL STAFF 

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

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Master's degree in an academic discipline related to archives and public programming for example, ALA-accredited MLS degree with an archives concentration or a graduate degree in museum studies, fine arts, or public history.
  2. Three years' professional experience in a cultural heritage setting.
  3. Experience in developing outreach programs for a variety of audiences.
  4. Experience in developing digital collections in a library/archives/museum environment.
  5. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and diplomatically with a diverse group of researchers, donors and staff.
  6. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Subject knowledge of children's literature of the mid-late 20th century.
  2. Knowledge and experience in managing digital resources and digital repository applications.
  3. Experience working with a children's literature collection in an academic setting.
  4. Knowledge of or experience in publishing, especially in children's literature publishing.
  5. Active involvement in area at the regional or national level in the applicant's area of specialization.

 

APPOINTMENT TERMS

This is a full time, end-date position based in Storrs with an anticipated start date of July 20, 2018. The University offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, including employee and dependent tuition waivers at UConn and a highly desirable work environment. Salary is 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 #2018493) and include a cover letterdetailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

 

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to khara.leon@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by May 20, 2018. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018493)

 

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on May 20, 2018.

 

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

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Consultant, Records Management, SomerStat, Somerville, MA

Title: Parks and Open Space Records Management Consultant

Department: SomerStat

Description/Duties: The City of Somerville Parks and Open Space Division within the Office of Strategic Planning and SomerStat Department are collaborating to inventory existing records for park improvement projects and develop a database that will include key information drawn from these records. These departments also seek to establish an effective system to manage electronic and physical records for the Parks and Open Space Division.

The consultant will undertake tasks that could include:

  1. Inventory existing electronic and physical records for past park projects
  2. Establish a system and protocols for effectively managing existing and future electronic and physical records for parks projects
  3. Create digital copies of documents currently only available in hard copy
  4. Develop a database with key information from past parks projects
  5. Validate information from existing park amenity inventory

The consult will be supervised by and work closely with the Parks and Open Space SomerStat liaison.

Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience with records management or similar office experience or have taken a graduate level course in records management
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel

Application Procedure:

Send resume along with a cover letter by April 30 to:
Kristen Stelljes
City Hall
93 Highland Avenue
Somerville, MA 02143

Fax: 617-666-4426

TTY: 1-866-808-4851

Email: kstelljes@somervillema.gov

Salary: $15 hourly for up to 20 hours a week for up to 30 weeks (up to $9,000)

This opportunity is not benefit eligible.

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Librarian, Adult Services, Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, MA

Institution: Lucius Beebe Memorial Library

 

JobAdult Services Reference Librarian, Part Time. 

 

Duties/Description: Within librarianship, everything you know applies. Put your interests to work at Wakefield's public library. Beebe Library seeks a librarian who brings added value to an ever-changing adult services position. Under the direction of the Head of Reference and Information Services, the Adult Services Reference Librarian performs an evolving array of tasks that encompass reference and reader service, programming, technology, outreach, and communication. Working with library staff both in and outside of the Reference department, you will apply your interests and skills to help identify and develop services that meet community needs.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Reference service, including technology assistance
  • Readers' advisory
  • Collection development
  • Adult programming and events
  • Community engagement

 

Qualifications: MLS or MLS candidate. Strong research and communication skills. A curious mind, a sense of humor, and a passion for reading.

 

Salary: $24.21 - $31.27/hour, on a seven-step scale, based on education and experience.

 

Hours: 12 hours per week, including evenings, Saturdays, and Sundays.

 

Start Date: April 18, 2018

 

Closing Date: May 9, 2018

 

Send: Resume and letter of application to

Catherine McDonald, Director

cmcdonald@noblenet.org

Beebe Library

345 Main St.

Wakefield, MA 01880

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Librarian, Information Technology, Cyrenius H. Booth Library, Newtown, CT

Seeking an MLS librarian with a combination of experience, skills, enthusiasm, and energy to serve as Information Technology Librarian in the wonderful community of Newtown CT at the C.H. Booth Library.

Wordpress and Evergreen ILS experience preferred.

Salary $49,140K/year with competitive benefits. 

Job description and employment application available at www.chboothlibrary.org/about/staff/

Send resume and cover letter to chboothcareers@gmail.com by Friday, May 11th at 4:00pm.

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Multiple Positions, Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester, NH

The Shapiro Library at Southern New Hampshire University is hiring for two faculty librarian positions; a STEM Librarian and an eLearning Librarian position.

These are full-time on-campus positions working at an ever-changing and growing institution. 

STEM Librarian (https://snhu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External_Career_Site/job/Manchester-NH---North-River-Road/STEM-Librarian_R0002658)

eLearning Librarian  (https://snhu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/External_Career_Site/job/Manchester-NH---North-River-Road/eLearning-Librarian_R0002628)

 

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Online Learning Librarian, Salem State University, Salem, MA

The online learning librarian provides leadership and coordinates the development, design, implementation, and assessment of online and hybrid instructional initiatives. The librarian coordinates and works collaboratively with other librarians, library staff, and other units on campus to design, build, embed, and assess active learning pedagogies, especially online tutorials, guides, videos, and other multimedia library instructional materials. The online learning librarian also serves as a subject librarian and liaison to selected academic departments.
Located just 15 miles north of Boston, Salem State University is one of the largest and most diverse state universities in Massachusetts. Situated in the exciting, historic seacoast city of Salem, the university provides a diverse community of over 8,000 students with a high quality, student-centered education that prepares them to contribute responsibly and creatively to a global society. Over the past decade, the campus has added nearly 760,000 square feet of state-of-the-art academic and student life spaces, including the Frederick E. Berry Library and Learning Commons which opened in 2014.
Duties and Responsibilities
  1. Coordinates the development, design, implementation, and assessment of online and hybrid instructional initiatives
  2. Serves as a subject librarian and liaison between the library and assigned academic departments
  3. Promotes, provides, and assesses library instruction - both online and in-person - in support of assigned departments and other disciplines as needed with an emphasis on online guides and tutorials
  4. Serves as the library's web content administrator, including administration of Libguides CMS
  5. Leads the integration of new instructional technologies that enhance library access, instruction, and the research experience and promote student success; collaborates with campus partners, such as Information Technology Services, Academic Technology, and the Center for Teaching Innovation
  6. Develops and delivers training and staff development opportunities for enhancing technology skills; supports librarians and library staff in learning and implementing technologies that improve library operations and services
  7. Promotes the use of Open Educational Resources (OERs) to academic departments and assists with coordination of campus outreach efforts
  8. Oversees and directs the work of support staff and student staff
  9. Leads efforts to utilize social media to increase awareness of library resources and services
  10. Prepares budgets and project plans to propose the purchase and implementation of new equipment and software
  11. Supports and contributes to digital humanities and digital scholarship initiatives and projects
  12. Provides specialized reference services for faculty and students through a variety of methods, including via email, phone, video conferencing, and in-person
  13. Responsible for collection development in assigned disciplines, including assessment, selection, and deselection
  14. Participates in general library instruction and information literacy initiatives, including general orientations, tours, and the Summer Bridge Program
  15. Contributes to library and university-wide committees, initiatives, and projects as requested
For more information and to apply online, visit the job posting at the Salem State University Career Center.

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Library Director, Town of Canton, Canton, MA

For more information, click here.

Job Description

The Library Director is responsible for department level management of the Library Department within the scope of the policies established by the Board of Library Trustees; including planning, administration, supervision and staff development, collection development, policy management, services and programs, financial management, network management, buildings, grounds and equipment maintenance, and public relations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The essential functions or duties listed below 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.

  • Identifies community needs for informational, cultural, educational, and recreational services; analyzes the particular needs of community segments and user types, determining appropriate service responses for each, prioritizing objectives within resource limitations; defines short and long term goals; develops surveys and other statistical tools for determining needs and measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of services; provides and coordinates overall direction of service programs and activities; and maintains a strategic plan of service.
  • Develops, administers and communicates written policies and procedures to ensure administrative and operational objectives are met; defines the rights and responsibilities of library users and regulates the use of services and facilities so as to provide broad and equitable service to all individuals and group users; develops and maintains procedural guidelines for staff to appropriately respond to typical and unusual circumstances or requests.
  • Maintains current awareness of issues and developments in the profession including the Internet, literacy, censorship, preservation, regional networking, and resource sharing; maintains current working knowledge of the library research methods and products, automated catalog and loan management systems, information and communication technology, internet and web developments, literary and reading trends, changes in musical and recreational tastes, print and electronic publishing, media and consumer electronics formats, desktop software, and networking systems; maintains awareness of social changes that may potentially impact the library, including trends in education, learning, and management theory; and maintains awareness of local, state, and federal laws affecting the library, including laws related to personnel administration, copyright, confidentiality, obscenity, public bidding and procurement, and non-profit corporations.
  • Prepares, justifies, and administers annual operating and capital improvement budgets; researches and selects products and services for quality and cost effectiveness; performs and authorizes procurement of goods and services in compliance with legal procedures, including books and periodicals, audio-visual and digital information products, office and library supplies, equipment, and services; communicates with vendors and service providers; prepares bid specifications requests for proposals, publishes legal bidding documents; may prepare and negotiate contracts for services; oversees the retention of financial and personnel records; and prepares grant applications to fund special projects.
  • Oversees and participates in collection development, performing selection and withdrawal of books and other materials to ensure a well-balanced, current and accurate collection that meets needs and tastes particular to the community.
  • Analyzes, organizes and manages human resources within the context of a public service agency and collective bargaining group; deploys staff according to service demands. Integrates and manages internal workflow; plans staff schedules, monitors and records staff absences and time accrual balances; recruits, hires, orients, supervises, evaluates, disciplines, and dismisses personnel; delegates and assigns non-routine work; provides instruction or advice in handling unusual circumstances; oversees that fair and proper supervision is provided within departmental divisions; promotes morale, and communication among staff and works to resolve staff issues; and provides for in-house training of new staff and encourages appropriate outside development opportunities. Oversees a program of library volunteers, and its appropriate integration with paid staff functions.
  • Oversees the maintenance or replacement of departmental facilities, systems, equipment, collections, and other assets; attends to the safety, security and well-being of staff and users; attends to the order, cleanliness and aesthetics of the building and grounds; responds to emergency situations involving weather, loss of power, accidents, injuries or sudden illness, threatening persons, or other threats to persons or facilities; and responds to inappropriate behavior that endangers or infringes the rights of other users.
  • Oversees the acquisition, management, and maintenance of computer equipment and network components; oversees and assists in installing, configuring, and troubleshooting software and hardware; and directs the customization of systems for specific uses, including the provision of security measures for public use of equipment.
  • Participates as a voting member of local, regional, and state library organizations, including the resource-sharing network and regional library system; attends meetings and participates in developing organizational programs of common benefit; may serve official roles in library organizations or professional associations; communicates regional policies and procedures to local staff; and submits financial and statistical reports to State Board of Library Commissioners.
  • Attends Town Meeting and all meetings of the Board of Library Trustees and Friends of the Library; orients new Board Members; prepares written agendas and reports; proposes and provides alternatives for new policies, service programs, expenditures, and projects for Board consideration; works with the Friends to develop programs, or assists in organizing activities to raise funds, and promote the library; and assists Friends' treasurer with book keeping and prepares State and Federal tax filings.
  • Works cooperatively with the school department, town government boards, and other service departments, particularly in areas of technology; maintains contacts with and serves the needs of town clubs and organizations; schedules the use of library meeting room and other facilities by clubs and organizations; and organizes cultural or educational workshops and seminars.
  • Performs community relations, and serves as spokesperson for the library, in oral or written presentations; publicizes and promotes programs and services through local media. Oversees and contributes to website publishing and social media.   Responds with assistance to special requests or complaints from the public; and accepts and acknowledges donations. Works closely with the Friends of the Library and other groups to organize and conduct community events.
  • Strategic planning including assessing and prioritizing community needs, goals and objectives for providing services
  • Public relations, including working with the Board of Library Trustees and Friends of the library, local organizations and general public.
  • Perform all other duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited program and Massachusetts Library Board Certification and five years of professional experience in a library or in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter, resume and Town Application to: Meredith Hartling, HR Generalist,  801 Washington Street, 2nd Floor Canton, MA 02021; Email: hr@town.canton.ma.us;  Fax: 781-575-6602

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Library Media Specialist, Cambridgeport School, Cambridge, MA

Library Media Specialist (.7 FTE), 1 year appointment, Cambridgeport School, Cambridge Public Schools (PS 1635)

Overview: The ICTS school based team, comprised of a Library Media Specialist, Instructional Technology Specialist, and Technology Support Technician work as a team to provide support at the building level. Under the supervision of the principal, and the Assistant Director of Library Media Services, the Library Media Specialist will work:

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

Duties: Teacher:

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process
  • Collaborates to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and self-assessment
  • Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning
  • Promotes instructional technology to improve learning
  • Teaches students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge
  • Collaborates with the Instructional Technology Specialist to deliver curriculum addressing the ICTS standards
  • Provides resources and programs that promote independent reading and writing in a variety of genres • Provides and plans professional development

Leader:

  • Serves on decision making teams, school improvement and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings
  • Benchmarks the SLP to school, state, and national standards
  • Stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships
  • Advocates for SLP through an effective public relations program
  • Collects and analyzes data to improve instruction; demonstrates correlations between the SLP and student achievement
  • Administers the SLP budget to support program goals
  • Participates in the recruiting, hiring, training and supervising of library staff and volunteers

School Librarian:

  • Maintains an organized and welcoming facility that helps students become independent users of the library.
  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community
  • Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of resources in all formats
  • Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the instructional strategies of the school community
  • Evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property
  • Coordinates and supports special events and programs such as: Massachusetts Children's Book Awards, guest authors and illustrators, book fairs, curriculum nights, family events
  • Enhances the library's home/school literacy role through school newsletter, online presence, special events, parent library use and/or volunteering
  • Cooperates and networks with other libraries/agencies

This is a part time one year appointment available for the 2018/2019 school year.

Minimum Requirements: A highly qualified candidate will be state certified as a School Library Media Specialist, will have completed a teacher preparation program/educational degree, and hold a master's degree from a master's level program in library and information studies. At least three years of teaching experience or equivalent in the field of school library science preferred. Experience in an urban setting is highly desirable. Strong background in children's and young adult literature. Familiarity with automated library system and proficient in both PC and Apple platforms. Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Salary: Cambridge Education Association Unit A Salary

Apply online at http://www.cpsd.us/departments/human_resources

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Library Media Specialist, Morse School, Cambridge, MA

Extended Term Substitute, Library Media Specialist, Morse School, Cambridge Public Schools 

(Sept. 2018- Nov. 2018) (PS 0478)

Overview:

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

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

  • To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information

  • To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, ethical users and producers of information

  • To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information

  • To collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, assess student learning

  • To align the School Library Program (SLP) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school /school district Duties:

    Teacher:

  • Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process

  • Collaborates to design, teach, and assess learning experiences that incorporate inquiry learning, information literacies in their formats, critical thinking and self-assessment

  • Promotes a love of reading and lifelong learning

  • Promotes instructional technology to improve learning

  • Teaches students to build on prior knowledge to construct new knowledge

  • Collaborates with the Instructional Technology Specialist to deliver curriculum addressing the ICTS standards

  • Provides resources and programs that promote independent reading and writing in a variety of genres

  • Provides and plans professional development

    Leader:

  • Serves on decision making teams, school improvement and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings

  • Benchmarks the SLP to school, state, and national standards

  • Stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships

  • Advocates for SLP through an effective public relations program

  • Collects and analyzes data to improve instruction; demonstrates correlations between the SLP and student achievement

  • Administers the SLP budget to support program goals

  • Participates in the recruiting, hiring, training and supervising of library staff and volunteers

    School Librarian:

  • Maintains an organized and welcoming facility that helps students become independent users of the library

  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the school library is an essential part of the learning community

  • Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of resources in all formats

  • Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and the instructional strategies of the school community

  • Evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning

  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property

Minimum Requirements: State certification as a School Library Media Specialist and a teacher preparation program/educational degree preferred. At least three years of teaching experience or equivalent in the field of school library science preferred. Experience in an urban setting is highly desirable. Strong background in children's and young adult literature. Familiarity with automated library system and proficient in both PC and Apple platforms. Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

Salary: Cambridge Education Association Unit D Salary

Apply online at http://www.cpsd.us/departments/human_resources

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Library Director, Swansea Public Library, Swansea, MA

The Swansea Public Library Board of Trustees seeks an enthusiastic, community-minded, visionary leader as its next director. The ideal candidate will be a strong advocate for the Library's programs, possess excellent knowledge of current best practices, and exhibit a commitment to community engagement. The Library Director is responsible for the management, administration and direction of daily library operations and services, including preparing and managing the library budget, short and long-range planning, grant applications, collection development, community outreach, and managing personnel.


The library's mission is to be at the center of community life where reading, lifelong learning, recreational, cultural services, and civic pride thrive. Swansea is a town of 16,263 residents in southeastern Massachusetts. The town is primarily residential with four elementary schools, one junior high school, and one high school.  Swansea has a town administrator and elected selectmen form of government.  The Library Director reports to the Library Board of Trustees and to the Town Administrator. The library has an annual budget of $323,990.00, an annual circulation of 72,927, 5 FT staff and 7 PT staff. In 2017 the Swansea Public Library was awarded a MBLC construction grant totaling $6,875,844.00. The library director will have responsibilities to contribute to fund-raising, working with the Architects, OPM, MBLC, the library building committee, and town officials on this building project as we move forward with the building design and securing matching funds from the town.


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited school.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including library management and direct supervision of others.
  • Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Substantial experience with computers, technology, social media, MS Office Suite, the Internet, Integrated Library Systems Software, and other software and applications as needed.
  • Experience with researching and pursuing grant proposals to fund new or supplementary programs and services.
  • Considerable ability to interact with the general public, elected and appointed officials, outside organizations, and professional associations.
  • Experience with building renovation projects preferred. 

A detailed job description is available at http://www.swansealibrary.org/


SALARY:  The salary for this position will range between $70,000 and $78,000 depending on qualifications, education, and experience. This position also includes a comprehensive benefit package including health insurance.


TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a descriptive cover letter and resume to hr@town.swansea.ma.us.


DEADLINE: For primary consideration, submit your application before May 7, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.

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Cataloger, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated and resourceful candidate for the position of Cataloging Librarian! This is a professional position under the immediate supervision of the Head of Knowledge and Access Resource Management Services (KARMS), and under the overall direction of the Associate Director. The individual in this role will be responsible for cataloging materials in all formats and all subject areas, including special collections materials, and will perform original and enhanced cataloging activities in support of the needs of the entire Worcester Public Library system. The ideal person in this position will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban community.

For a Full Job Description Visit: http://mywpl.org/jobs-wpl

SALARY: $45,750.17 - $67,915.63 annually; $21.92 - $32.54 hourly

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

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

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

SALARY: $45,750.17 - $67,915.63 annually; $21.92 - $32.54 hourly

For a Full Job Description Visit: mywpl.org/jobs-wpl

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Director, Human Resources, Plimoth Plantation Inc., Plymouth, MA

This is an opportunity to work at one of the country's most prestigious living history museums. Operating on a remarkable property overlooking Cape Cod Bay, Plimoth Plantation brings the story of America's early foundation to life for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The Museum is looking for a passionate and experienced HR professional to direct the HR function and to ensure the Museum attracts and retains the best talent. The ideal candidate will be proactive and resourceful and will be able to provide strong strategic leadership to the organization and the workplace culture.

The Director of Human Resources is responsible for all oversight on all HR activities, including: talent management, compensation analysis, annual performance appraisal process, employee relations, training and development, employment legislation compliance, and creating and implementing personnel/administrative policies.

Bachelor's Degree in related field, e.g. concentration in HR, Industrial or Behavioral Psychology, Sociology. Eight to ten years senior HR generalist experience in either profit or not-for-profit environments. Enthusiastic and positive; provides vision and inspiration, earning respect and trust, and mobilizes others to fulfill the mission. g others. Strategic innovative thinker; displays original thinking and creativity. Outstanding written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated work ethic, flexibility and thorough follow-up skills. Ability to work collaboratively and maintain professional demeanor at all times. A high level of professionalism and confidentiality are critical.

Qualified applicants please send your resume and cover letter, including salary expectations, to edonovan@plimoth.org.

Please indicate the job title - Director of HR - in the subject line.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

 

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Director, Library Organizational Development and Planning, Brown University, Providence, RI

The Brown University Library is seeking outstanding candidates for the newly defined position of Director of Library Organizational Development and Planning, with supervisory responsibilities for two staff currently comprising the Library Human Resources unit and also the Director for Planning & Assessment.  

This new leadership position will foster a coordinated and comprehensive approach to developing a supportive environment and culture of learning within the Library that actively anticipate and adapt to changes in technology, operations, and services. As a member of the Library's senior leadership team, the Director will collaborate with others to develop and implement programs that promote the cultivation and advancement of staff capabilities in support of the Library's strategic goals and assessment plans.

Working with the University Librarian and other senior leaders in the Library, the Director will review organizational resources to ensure that programs, policies, practices, and resources are in place to support the core competencies, required service quality, and organizational changes that align with the Library's short and long-term goals and directions.

 

With a focus on designing, implementing, evaluating, and continually improving the Library's training and development processes for all staff, the Director will develop and implement programs of structured training and informal coaching to strengthen the capacities and enhance the skills of individuals, supervisors, and teams, thereby empowering Library staff through relevant training and competency-building opportunities. In addition, the Director will develop and implement training programs and methods that advance, strengthen, and sustain team-based approaches and collaborative decision-making. The resulting programs will emphasize staff learning and development and support a positive organizational culture that demonstrates the value that the Library and University place on collaboration and personal achievement.

 

In coordination with the Director of Library Planning & Assessment and members of the Library's leadership team, the Director of Library Organizational Development and Planning will contribute to the creation and implementation of the Library's strategic goals and assessment plans, along with the generation and interpretation of data to inform the Library's internal effectiveness. Working with Library Human Resources staff, Library managers, and others, the Director of Library Organizational Development and Planning will oversee the planning and implementation of other human resource programs and services that support the recruitment, onboarding, retention, and ongoing development of Library staff. The Director will utilize a wide array of internal communication strategies (including web, print, face-to-face, and other platforms) to educate, inform, and energize constituencies within the Library.

 

To fulfill these responsibilities, the incumbent will have significant knowledge of organizational development issues and trends based on work experience in libraries, higher education, cultural resources, nonprofits, or business. Experience with analyzing and improving group dynamics, communication, and performance is also essential, as is knowledge of productive teambuilding, leadership development, and supervisory proficiencies gained from developing or participating in programs addressing these areas of organizational effectiveness.

 

Additional qualifications include: 

  • Bachelor's degree required (graduate degree preferred), with formal training or certification in organizational development and/or training.
  • 5 to 7 years of organizational development and/or training work experience.
  • Working knowledge of design and development of competency frameworks, including experience with OD theories and methods, organizational analysis, and change skills.
  • Broad, in-depth knowledge of and proven experience with strategic planning, assessment, and introducing improvements and changes within a complex, rapidly changing organization.
    • Demonstrated success in leading and engaging staff through the processes of staff development as well as organizational improvement and change.
    • Strong project management skills, proven planning and organizational skills, and ability to deliver desired results and outcomes.
    • Experience working in libraries or other nonprofit cultural organizations is preferred; experience in labor relations and working with bargaining unit staff is preferred.
  • Significant knowledge of organizational development issues and trends.
  • Experience with analyzing and improving group dynamics, communication, and performance is also essential, as is knowledge of productive teambuilding, leadership development, and supervisory proficiencies gained from developing or participating in programs addressing these areas of organizational effectiveness.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce and workplace environment, while supporting professional development for staff at all levels.
  • Demonstrated record of initiating, designing, and executing successful programs for staff training, group process, conflict resolution, team development, or other related areas.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to negotiate and balance expectations and priorities of multiple stakeholders.

 

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at:   https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ143849. 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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Chief Conservator, Brown University, Providence, RI

The Brown University Library seeks a dynamic and skilled professional to serve in the role of Chief Conservator. As part of the senior management team, the Chief Conservator will supervise the activities of the Conservation and Preservation Services unit. In addition to administrative and strategic leadership, the ideal candidate will provide conservation and preservation for both circulating and special collections. Activities include book and manuscript treatment, exhibition and loan support, disaster relief, environmental monitoring and facilities planning support. The Chief Conservator will oversee the conservation of a wide range of paper-based materials, with a focus on the Library's rare printed items, manuscripts and cartographic materials.  

 

Collaborating with Library staff, as well as campus-wide and external constituents, the Chief Conservator will contribute to the management of large scale high-profile conservation and preservation projects that have library-and university-wide impact on the development, access, usability, and preservation of scholarly content in support of teaching, learning, research and creative expression. The Chief Conservator will contribute to related projects and represent BUL in regional/national/international projects and initiatives.

 

The Chief Conservator supervises the Conservation & Preservation Services unit including the Bindery and the Library Annex (offsite storage). Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Access Services & Collection Management, the Chief Conservator will collaborate closely with Curators and the Director of Special Collections.

 

Qualifications:

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

 

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown University is an Ivy League research university that maintains a strong commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction and a robust research environment. Serving a student body of 6,200 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical students, and approximately 750 faculty members, the Brown University Library employs approximately 63 professional, managerial, and technical staff, along with 60 support staff. The Library is an active member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Consortium of Rhode Island Academic and Research Libraries, NERL (the Northeast Research Libraries consortium), and participates in several shared resource agreements, including Borrow Direct.

 

To Apply: Please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at:   https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ141229Complete 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 Librarian, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Department: Library                                         

Location: 330 Homer Street

Salary Range: $53,057-$71,305 in 11 steps              

Grade: S08, AFSCME, Local 3092

Department Head: Philip E. McNulty, Director

Date of Notice: 4/12/2018                                        

Posting: External

 

The Newton Free Library is the busiest single library location in Massachusetts and delivers a wide array of services and programming to the Newton community. This spring we will open a new makerspace that will provide a hub for our successful S.T.E.A.M programming. We are seeking a motivated and energetic librarian to help oversee programming and coordination of this space.

 

A successful candidate should keep current with developing technology, as it relates to public service and reference. Position responsibilities also include answering reference questions in person, on the telephone and via email; enthusiastically presenting individual and class instruction in the use of all library resources and technology including eBooks, online resources and device advice sessions; providing readers advisory services; participating in collection development, community outreach and working on departmental projects and other duties as assigned.

 

The candidate must possess the ability to work well with a large staff and diverse group of patrons and be committed to fostering a positive collaborative work environment. This full time position includes one evening per week and participation in weekend rotation.

 

Qualifications: M.L.S. from an accredited library school, and one to three years of reference experience and/or training or equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated proficiency in automated systems, database and Internet searching and use of MS Office products; Familiarity with LibGuides and developing technology; Strong customer service skills; demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team setting and work positively with a diverse constituency.

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to Philip McNulty, Library Director, using the City of Newton's online application process at https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com by Monday, April 23, 2018.

 

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

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Director, Library Services, Quincy College, Quincy, MA

Quincy College - Director of Library Services


About Quincy College:
Founded in 1958, Quincy College is a two-year, municipally affiliated college serving approximately 4,000 students at campuses located in Quincy and Plymouth, Massachusetts.

Quincy College Mission Statement
Quincy College is an open-access institution that encourages academic achievement and excellence, diversity, economic opportunity, community involvement, and lifelong learning. The College facilitates valuable learning relationships that inspire students to realize their educational and professional futures.

We are committed to the following values: student learning and achievement; excellence in teaching; mutual respect, responsibility, and collaboration; individual and institutional integrity; and diversity of people and perspectives.
The College recognizes that our success is measured by the long-term satisfaction and achievement of our students, and the positive partnerships we develop. Our most valuable resources to achieving our mission are our faculty, administration and support staff. Each individual employee's performance contributes to our ability to successfully achieve and excel in all aspects of our mission and values.

Job Description:
Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Director provides vision and strategic direction for library services in alignment with the college's mission, vision and core values. The Director leads a team of dedicated professional and support staff, enhances and communicates the value and role of the libraries at the Quincy and Plymouth campuses, coordinates all library services, and maintains effective and efficient operations. The Director supervises and evaluates personnel, collaborates with faculty, and works closely with the President, Deans, and faculty to improve outcomes in student learning and to provide resources for teaching. The Director facilitates the continuing integration of technology in library and related functions.

Essential Functions:

  • Direct all library operations at multi-campus sites, including library information resources in a variety of formats, circulation, interlibrary loan, library instruction, technical services, library automation, and reference services.
  • Prepare, administer, and monitor budgets for the libraries.
  • Ensure the development and assessment of the libraries' information literacy programs that meet or exceed national guidelines.
  • Provide leadership in balancing traditional library collections, methodologies, and services with those of the current digital environment and evolving technologies.
  • Foster greater integration of library services within academic divisions with librarian liaisons.
  • Promote student, faculty, staff, and community use of library resources and services through advocacy and public relations initiatives.
  • Supervise library staff and promote library staff growth and development.
  • Coordinate the "Meet the Author" program.
  • Serve on College committees and task forces to support College programs, services, and activities.
  • Represent and promote the College libraries as a member of professional organizations at the local, state, and national levels and as a member of the Old Colony Library Network (OCLN).
  • Conduct needs assessments as part of the strategic planning process for library acquisitions and services.
  • Facilitate and support the College's mission including its focus on teaching and learning.
  • Participate in the delivery of general reference and research consultation services, which may involve occasional evening and weekend work.
  • Participate in mandatory training/coursework, including but not limited to:
  • Title IX and Sexual Misconduct
  • Sexual Harassment and Non-Discrimination
  • Security Policy and Notification of Security Reporting
  • FERPA
  • Municipal Ethics Law
  • Assume other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities: Responsible for supervision of assigned staff, including student staff.

Travel: Local travel between campuses in Quincy and Plymouth required.

Requirements:

Educational Experience: MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program required.

Experience Requirements: Five (5) or more years in progressively responsible administrative positions within a library, preferably within higher education. Demonstrated competence in strategic and budget planning. Experience in management of library faculty, staff and facilities. Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills. An understanding and appreciation of traditional as well as evolving and emerging instructional and service technologies associated with 21st Century libraries. Capability for collaborative long-range planning and implementation. Specific knowledge of library online services and systems, cataloging, collection development, reference, information technology, and library architecture and design. Evidence of intellectual curiosity and demonstrated willingness to keep abreast of new developments. Flexibility to respond to ever-changing College environment. Demonstrated sensitivity to diversity and multicultural issues and the interpersonal skills necessary to deal effectively and courteously with students, staff, administration, and the public. Knowledge of interactive classroom technologies and course management software, especially Canvas, preferred. Proficient with all Microsoft Office applications.

Additional Information:

EEO Statement:
Quincy College is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Quincy College is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Massachusetts State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action.

Application Instructions:
Please apply at our Employment Opportunities page, www.quincycollege.edu

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Librarian, Quincy College, Quincy, MA

JOB TITLE:                              Summer Librarian

DEPARTMENT:                        Anselmo Learning Commons and Library

PRIMARY LOCATION:             Quincy

 

POSITON CATEGORY:            Temporary

POSITION STATUS:                 Limited Part Time (25-35 hours per week)

(FLSA)                                     Non-exempt                

 

WORK YEAR:                          13 Weeks - May 29 thru Aug 24,2018

Mission and Focus
Quincy College is an open-access institution that encourages academic achievement, diversity, economic opportunity and lifelong learning. The College facilitates valuable learning relationships with students whose educational and professional futures might otherwise remain unrealized.

We are committed to the following values: student learning and achievement; excellence in teaching; mutual respect, responsibility, and collaboration; individual and institutional integrity; and diversity of people and perspectives.
The College recognizes that our success is measured by the long-term satisfaction and achievement of our students, and the positive partnerships we develop. Our most valuable resources to achieving our mission are our faculty, administration and support staff. Each individual employee's performance contributes to our ability to successfully achieve and excel in all aspects of our mission and values. This performance management system is designed to foster communication, encourage employees to reach their fullest potential, and to recognize employees for contributing to the mission of the College.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Summer Librarian helps oversee the day-to-day operations of the Quincy campus library during the summer months. Library activity during the summer is lighter and the person in this position is expected to be able to cover several professional service points as needed. The librarian will have primary responsibility for the following:

  • Instruction in the use of library resources and information literacy;
  • Providing reference assistance;
  • Managing electronic resources access;
  • Collection analysis and other projects as assigned.

In addition, he/she assists with overseeing the tasks of student workers in performance of the following duties:

  • Front Desk tasks: checking books out and in, collecting any fines, providing assistance with reserve collection, processing library materials, answering informational, directional and basic computer troubleshooting questions.
  • Stack maintenance tasks including retrieving books, sorting, shelving, shelf reading, shifting books and inventory.

Other administrative duties as assigned.

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Master's degree in Library Science required

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:

  • Experience in academic libraries preferable.
  • Experience with bibliographic instruction, teaching information literacy/or and providing reference assistance.
  • Excellent customer service, collaboration and team skills.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversee student workers.

WORK HOURS: Minimum of 25 hours per week up to a maximum of 35 hours per week. Library hours during the summer months are 9am to 6pm Monday through Thursday and 8am to 2pm on Fridays.  

TRAVEL: Only temporary, emergency coverage in Plymouth campus library if needed.

Please Apply at Quincy College Employment Opportunities page, https://quincy.interviewexchange.com/static/clients/504QCM1/index.jsp

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Senior Research Analyst, Mintz Levin, Boston, MA

Job Title: Senior Research Analyst

Law Firm: Mintz Levin

Please Apply Online: https://careers.mintz.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=3

 

 

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Manager, Research and Reference, the Senior Research Analyst works as part of the team to provide expert and in-depth research services to all attorneys, legal staff, administrators and others firm-wide. Senior Research Analysts also serve as specialists and project leaders. An analyst holds a senior position because of their knowledge and experience which allows them to perform at the highest level. Senior Research Analysts serve as designated specialists (subject, industry, practice area, and/or type of research) and are expected to lead/drive other projects or areas.

 

Responsibilities:

Research and Reference Services

Conduct high-level, customizable research and analysis in legal, business, and other subjects using appropriate print or electronic resources.

Respond to questions or research issues accurately, and in a timely and cost-effective manner.

Monitor research intake and handles research projects in accordance with the schedule implemented by the Manager, Research and Reference.

Lead or coordinate large or group projects, as required.

Present results using department branding and templates whenever possible.

Serve as practice, subject, industry and/or type of research specialist in areas identified by the Director and Manager, Research and Reference.

 

Orientation, Training and Knowledge Sharing Services

Assist with the development of orientation and training materials.

Participate in formal orientation and training sessions.

Conduct on-demand training in the use of print or electronic resources.

Identify attorney research and training needs and proactively provides opportunities for education.

Assist in developing content for the intranet and other internal firm meetings.

 

Continuing Education and Communication

Maintain current knowledge of developments in research and competitive intelligence services and resources.

Maintain awareness of current and emerging technologies relevant to research services and share knowledge with the team and attorney groups.

Actively participate in department, practice and other internal firm meetings.

 

Other Duties

Review, evaluate and recommend new resources.

Participate in collection development, collection maintenance and budget management.

Participate in, or lead, special projects as assigned.

Assume additional responsibilities as requested.

 

Qualifications: 

Master of Library Science ("MLS") from an ALA accredited school or equivalent degree.

3+ years' experience providing research and reference in a law firm or corporate environment.  Law firm experience is strongly preferred.

Knowledge of research methodology as well as print and electronic resources in the areas of law relevant to the firm's practice areas.

Proficiency with wide variety of relevant research services.

Ability to prepare reports, executive summaries, and other correspondence necessary to communicate research results.

Understands Research Services policies and procedures; accurately interprets and effectively implements them.

Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills with an ability to influence others.

Ability to function in a fast-paced, service-oriented environment, prioritize multiple projects on a daily basis, and adjust to shifting priorities.

Strong planning, project management and organizational skills.

Strong sense of urgency and a high-energy level.

Facility analyzing, working with and presenting data.

Ability to collaborate and gain the respect, trust and confidence of the Firm's attorneys and professional staff.

Possess a "hands-on" tactical approach.

Creative and proactive approach to problem solving.

Facilitate teamwork and identify opportunities to develop new processes/infrastructure.

Demonstrated ability to grasp and implement new concepts quickly.

Strong analytical abilities, resourcefulness, and attention to detail.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team with a proactive and positive style that fosters collaborative working relationships.

Outstanding sense of customer service.

Deep personal commitment to integrity, excellent judgment and the highest standards of ethics.

Must display the highest level of diplomacy, tact and discretion, with comfort in handling and maintaining confidential information.

Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint.  Familiarity with library technologies, including software and products used for communication, research and knowledge sharing.  Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.

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Entrepreneurship Librarian, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

To the point: Be a collaborative and engaging librarian interested in supporting entrepreneurship across the disciplines through instruction, learning, and research support; build strong relationships with students, faculty, and staff; support and enhance our core services; be willing to experiment, learn, adapt, and iterate. Help us expand the possible! 
 
Why work at Northeastern? 
Join a leading R1 institution committed to intensive research and deep, meaningful educational experiences for students at all levels. Here you'll find innovative thinking about higher education where experiential learning is central to the mission. In this landscape University Libraries are a vital partner in learning, teaching, and research, serving a vibrant urban campus and global online community.  New leadership, unique space planning initiatives, new collaborations with key partners, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion, community engagement, and supporting the research lifecycle shape the library's innovative spirit and strategic directions.  
What's the job? 
The Entrepreneurship Librarian will support the D'Amore-McKim School of Business as well as the entrepreneurship initiatives in colleges including: the Bouvé College of Health Sciences, the College of Engineering, the College of Computer and Information Science, the College of Science, and others. The successful candidate will work with a collaborative and interdisciplinary team of librarians supporting students, researchers, and faculty by providing engaging library services in multiple formats and mediums.  
The Entrepreneurship Librarian provides teaching, learning, and research support through virtual and in-person instructional sessions, consultations, and workshops. The successful candidate will also build relationships both oncampus and with local partners to integrate library services and resources into entrepreneurship activities at Northeastern. 
 
Qualifications 
MLS or equivalent degree. At least 3 years of experience working as a research librarian in an academic research environment, preferably serving a business school or business-related fields such as finance, accounting, or management. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Excellent skills in collaboration and teamwork within a dynamic, continually evolving environment. Strong service orientation and understanding of user needs.

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

Children's Librarian

35 hours/week to start including evenings and weekends with rotation

$22.32 per hour union position with benefits

Job Availability: Immediate

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reports to Library Director on department administration, operations, and programs
  • Coordinates acquisitions, technical services, circulation, collection maintenance, and reference functions as well as program planning and implementation
  • Provides a full range of library services to children and young adults
  • Maintains records and statistics
  • Stays abreast of new procedures in library services
  • Oversees the upkeep and maintenance of the children's and young adult areas
  • Supervises development and maintenance of children's and young adult collections
  • Monitors funds budgeted for department acquisitions
  • Classifies new materials
  • Uses all modules of library's automated system to catalog and process library materials
  • Supervises volunteers, pages, and other library staff workers in the junior and young adult depart­ments
  • Prepares, coordinates, presents, promotes, publicizes, and supervises all children's and/or young adult programming
  • Applies for programming grants
  • Works with school personnel on resources and activities for the Summer Reading Program
  • Coordinates and schedules monthly exhibits in the library's two display cases

Requirements

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or M.Ed. degree with two years' experience
    in public library service, or Bachelor's degree in related field with two years' experience
    in children's or young adult service with relevant course work in Reading Development, Reading Arts, Children's and/or Adolescent Literature, Adolescent Psychology or Early Childhood Education.
  • Demonstrated ability to use computer with emphasis on use of library network, electronic resources, the Internet, and software such as word processing
  • Experience with library procedures, facilities, and routines, as they apply to children and/or young adults
  • Interest in promoting services to young people with literacy challenges
  • Knowledge of children's and/or young adult materials
  • Strong service orientation reflecting courtesy, tact, discretion and judgment in direct interaction with  children, teens, and adults
  • Multi-tasking skills with good attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, verbally and in writing
  • Dependability and ability to work in a team environment or independently
  • Must successfully pass required CORI/SORI checks

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Send letter and resume and three references to:             

Cindy Grove, Library Director

Rockport Public Library                                                      

17 School Street, Rockport, MA 01966

Email:  cgrove@rockportlibrary.org

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Executive Director, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, Mashantucket, CT

Under the direction of the Tribal Council or its Designated Body, the incumbent oversees all aspects of Museum operations, including exhibition planning and care, educational programming, research, membership, human resources, merchandising, communications, marketing, and finance, as well as facilities management. Working with Tribal Council or its Designated Body, the executive director develops strategies for fundraising for museum self-sufficiency. The incumbent is responsible for representing the Museum on the national stage, and building industry and academic partnerships in order to shape the reputation and ensure the overall well-being of the Museum for the future.

Demonstrated senior managerial experience in a large-scale museum, with a minimum of five (5) years experience required. Masters or Doctorate degree in Business Administration, Museum Studies, Anthropology, or other related field required. Ten (10) years experience directly leading a large-scale museum may substitute the degree requirement. A working knowledge of Archaeology, Ethnohistory, Ethnography, Ethnobotany, and/or Library Science is preferred. General knowledge of food and beverage operations, retail operations, exhibit planning/design and museum design and construction is also preferred. Effectively communicates with various media and speaks publicly to promote the Museum and the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation, in collaboration with the MPTN Government Communications office, on a national scale. Should possess a thorough knowledge of museum management, budgeting, and non-profit financial oversight.

Please note that we have designated this position as a "key" position pursuant to the Tribal and Native American Preference Law.

Full details can be found online at http://foxwoods.com/careers

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with Experience

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Corporate Researcher/Librarian, Boston Professional Services, Boston, MA

Corporate Researcher/Librarian

Boston Professional Services firm is seeking a motivated, engaging, professional and client-centric individual to join their Administrative Team full-time as Corporate Researcher and Librarian. Reporting to an executive, the ideal candidate has strong research and project management skills, and is comfortable engaging senior executives with poise in conversational manner. Primary responsibility is conducting and producing high quality business research on companies, industries and individuals, and translating data from databases and other business sources into meaningful, digestible information for internal and external clients.

 

Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be detail-oriented and able to prioritize, track, and complete requests in a timely manner. Must be collaborative and willing to perform other administrative duties as needed.

 

Qualifications

  • At least three years progressively responsible research experience in a corporate or academic setting.
  • Strong experience with research databases and aptitude for technology - comfortable learning a new application or tool.  Ability to demonstrate online databases in a one-on-one setting.
  • Expertise in MS Office suite, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program preferred, bachelor's degree required.

 

Compensation is negotiable based on experience. Interested applicants are encouraged to send: resume, brief explanation of interest, and salary requirements to librariansearch2018@gmail.com and we will provide a more detailed job description.

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Copy Cataloger, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, North Andover, MA

Job Title: Temporary, Part-Time, Copy Cataloger

Company Name: Merrimack Valley Library Consortium

Full time/Part Time: Part Time

Hours: Up to 22.5 hours per week

Job Type: Short-term temporary

Wage: $23.88 (per hour)

Reports to: Database Manager

 

The Merrimack Valley Library Consortium is seeking a temporary, part-time copy cataloger to assist in reducing the cataloging backlog for materials purchased by our member libraries. 

 

The work schedule is flexible, with up to 22.5 hours/week, between 8:00AM and 5:00PM, Monday - Friday. The non-benefitted hourly rate is $23.88 per hour. The expected duration is three to six months.

 

The work entails batch searching the OCLC database to locate full bibliographic records that match brief records previously entered into the Consortium's database by our member libraries. Full records are then edited as necessary and loaded into the Consortium's database to overlay the previously entered brief records.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Under the direction of the Database Manager, acquires MARC records for both print and non-print materials from OCLC for editing and uploading into MVLC's bibliographic database.
  • Identifies records that may need original cataloging, i.e. no-hits
  • Pinpoints areas for database clean-up and integrity.
  • Provides effective communications and quality customer service to member libraries, as necessary.
  • Performs other relevant duties as required.

Qualifications

  • ALA accredited MLS is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of current national cataloging standards
  • Knowledge of OCLC practices
  • Experience with OCLC Connexion searching and editing
  • Experience with automated library systems, preferably SirsiDynix Symphony
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail

 

To Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to Susan Wagner, Assistant Executive Director swagner@mvlcstaff.org

 

Work Environment and Physical Demands

General office environment with air conditioning and fluorescent lighting. May spend extended periods at workstations performing tasks requiring eye-hand coordination, finger dexterity and extensive keyboarding and viewing of computer screens. Requires ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is low.

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Head, Adult Services, Salem, Kelley Library, NH

Head of Adult Services Position 

The Kelley Library is looking for a creative, innovative, forward thinking self-starter to be the Head of Adult Services. This is new position that combines some elements of Circulation Head with traditional Adult Services. Responsibilities include collection development for adults, management of customer service expectations and policy, reader's advisory, promotion of the collection, and the development and implementation of programming. 

Additionally, the position is responsible for the supervision of the adult circulation staff, including scheduling, training, and evaluation. The Library is looking for someone ready to bring innovation, strong interpersonal skills, deep knowledge and appreciation of adult literature, and fresh energy to creating this new position. 

Minimum of 3 years of working in a public library. Strong supervisory experience required. 

Sound knowledge of modern library principles and service trends; good communication skills; and ability to work positively with the public and staff. ALA accredited MLIS. 

Salary commensurate with experience, starting in the mid $40's. Excellent benefits. EOE. Complete job description available at www.kelleylibrary.org. Review of applications begins 05/7/2018. 

Apply electronically to: abaker@kelleylibrary.org

OR Mail resume with cover letter and 3 references to:

Search Committee

Kelley Library

234 Main St.

Salem, NH 03079 

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Director, Lasell College, Newton, MA

Title: Director of the Library
School: Lasell College

Location: Newton, MA.

Status: Full Time

Start Date: When position is filled

 

Link: http://www.lasell.edu/discover-lasell/human-resources/employment-opportunities/staff-positions/director-of-the-library.htm

 

Position Summary: This 12-month, full time staff position oversees the Lasell College Brennan Library and is responsible for planning, directing and administrating all library operations including Access Services, Research and Instruction, Technical Services and the Winslow Archives. The Director supervises a seasoned staff and reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs. The Brennan Library is a member of the Minuteman Library Network, a consortium of 36 public and six academic libraries in the Metro west region of Massachusetts.

Qualifications: Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited institution. Five or more years of progressively responsible supervisory experience in an academic library. Experience in planning and management of a library operating budget. Excellent managerial, interpersonal, written and communications skills. Strong technology skills and ability to leverage new technologies to develop a vision and new synergies to support changing student needs and services. Working knowledge of ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education. Candidates must be able to work collaboratively with fellow library staff, the greater Lasell community, and be committed to providing strong leadership and vision. Preference will be given to candidates with experience at smaller universities/colleges who understand the necessity for balancing day-to-day management with high level visibility.

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Acquisitions and Serials Librarian, Rivier University, Nashua, NH

Job Description:

The Acquisitions and Serials Librarian will manage and coordinate the acquisition of library materials in print and electronic formats, monitor and manage the budget lines associated with acquisitions, and assist in coordinating overall library budget information. This librarian will manage the library's serials functions, act as a library liaison to faculty, and provide reference services to students and other library patrons.

 

General Responsibilities:

  • Perform professional acquisitions functions: Research requests and order materials; retrieve bibliographic records and attach order records as required; encumber and expend funds for materials ordered and received.
  • Track expenditures and encumbrances in the acquisitions module and monitor outstanding orders to resolve problems. Monitor acquisitions accounts and assist with reconciling acquisitions funds with university budget lines.
  • Perform professional serials functions:  Manage the library's print and electronic serials subscription list; ensure adherence to established professional serials standards; coordinate check-in and stacks maintenance performed by support staff, process automated invoices, and act as liaison with the serial agent. 
  • Advise management on the mix of electronic and print serials titles for the library collection.
  • Provide information to the Library Director and Assistant Director to assist in managing the library's budget.
  • Provide reference desk coverage at the library on a regular basis. Participate in a limited role in the library instruction program for patrons as needed.
  • Act as a subject specialist collection development library liaison for one or more content areas.
  • Other duties may include: 
    • Assist with copy cataloging, processing, discard review and interlibrary loan as needed.
    • Assist with library projects such as data cleanup, inventories, faculty events and other programs, and marketing and outreach.

Qualifications:

Required: An MLS from an ALA accredited program or an MLS candidate with relevant library experience. A minimum of one to two years of relevant library experience. Must be self-directed, well organized, able to meet deadlines and multiple demands. Excellent attention to detail, customer service and interpersonal communication skills.

 

Preferred: Academic library and reference experience. Acquisitions experience or experience with purchasing functions preferred. Accounting/budget management experience.        

 

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: ACQUISITIONS AND SERIALS LIBRARIAN or email to jobs@rivier.edu.


Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Priority will be given to those candidates who apply by Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

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Technical Outreach Coordinator, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Title: Technical Outreach Coordinator

School: Harvard Medical School (HMS)

Location: USA - MA - Boston

Status: Part Time

Schedule: 5-15 Hours Per Week (Mon-Fri)

Rate: $20 to $25 per hour

Start Date: As soon as possible

Link:  http://rits.hms.harvard.edu/open-positions

 

The Technical Outreach Coordinator will be performing outreach to research laboratories throughout HMS on behalf of HMS Research Computing and Research IT Solutions. He or she will arrange and carry out interviews with researchers and primary investigators to find gaps in current technological offerings, and pursue solutions when possible. The main responsibility will not consist of solving problems directly, but rather documenting them and leveraging existing resources to identify or create solutions. This places the TOC in a unique role as a bridge between scientists and the IT department, and allows the individual to make connections with high-level researchers within the university

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or graduate degree (preferred)
  • Familiarity with common biological techniques, including sequencing and imaging technologies
  • Experience working in a research environment
  • Familiarity with basic IT and software development concepts
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Availability to meet with researchers on the HMS Longwood campus

Responsibilities:

  • Understand the "research landscape" at HMS
  • Organize and conduct interviews with researchers, from graduate students to primary investigators
  • Document findings from interviews in a consistent and systematic manner
  • Pursue solutions to technical gaps by identifying an appropriate existing individual or resource, or creating solutions when possible
  • Request consistent feedback from researchers and relevant individuals inside HMS
  • IT to improve the value provided by the technical outreach position

The time requirement of the position will be 5-15 hours per week, and compensation will be $20-25/hr, depending on level of experience. If you are interested, please contact Samantha Rotman at rits-staffing@hms.harvard.edu and attach a copy of your resume to the email. We look forward to hearing from you soon!

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Youth Services Librarian, Norfolk Public Library, Norfolk, MA

Where: Norfolk Public Library                       

Title: Senior Youth Services Librarian          

Start Date: June 1, 2018

DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES: The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for the full range of youth services at the Norfolk Public Library. They will serve youth 0 to 18 years of age and their families/caregivers. Responsibilities will include, but may not be limited to: juvenile and YA collection development and maintenance; development and implementation of innovative and creative programming for youth; reader's advisory and reference; design and creation of displays to promote Youth Services Department activities; publicity for all youth programming in coordination with public relations library staff; procurement of outside funding through grant opportunities; and establishment of community partnerships through outreach efforts.

    

TIME: This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week position, including 1 evening/week; 1 Saturday/month.

REQUIREMENTS:  The position of Youth Services Librarian requires a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, and 3 -5 years previous experience in a public or school library, serving children and young adults.

 

SALARY: Starting salary for Sr. Youth Librarian $26.99 per hour + standard municipal benefits.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Leadership ability and high degree of motivation and initiative. Pleasant personality and demonstrated ability to work effectively with others. Strong organizational skills. Knowledge of children's and YA literature. Familiarity with internet, electronic databases, social media, and basic computer applications. Strong written and oral communication skills. The ability to supervise children's librarian, library associates, and volunteers. And most importantly, a true affinity for young people.

 

 

CLOSING DATE: April 30, 2018

Submit cover letter, resume, & 3 references to:

Sarina Bluhm, Acting Library Director

Norfolk Public Library

139 Main St.

Norfolk, MA 02056.

sbluhm@sailsinc.org

 

 

Town of Norfolk is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

The International Federation of Professional & Technical Engineers, AFL-CIO-CLC represents this position.

Posted: April 5, 2018

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Learning Commons Coordinator, Becker College, Worcester, MA

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Becker College is currently seeking a forward-thinking, student-focused candidate to fill an opening of Learning Commons Coordinator. The Swan Learning Commons provides a centralized location for the campus library in addition to the Collaborative Learning Center services i.e. tutoring, testing, and academic support. This position oversees daily library operations including technical support, commons collaboration, and technical literacy. The ideal candidate will be capable of managing online, written and face-to-face library services in conjunction with the vision and mission of the College. In addition, the Learning Commons Coordinator will assist the Learning Commons Librarian with instructions during certain times of the semester. This is a full time staff position that reports to the Director of Library Operations.   

Qualifications include a bachelor's degree in a related field; a minimum of 2-3 years' experience in an academic library; the ability to provide in-person and virtual information services through the Learning Commons and other service points; the ability to act as a team player and communicate frequently with the Director of Library Operations and Learning Commons staff; the ability to work independently with close attention to detail; and, professionally represent library and college in-person and online.

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

Becker College is an Equal Opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, disability, gender identification, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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Donor Services Associate, The Greater Boston Food Bank, Boston, MA

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The Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) is the largest hunger relief organization in New England and among the largest food banks in the country. GBFB's mission is to End Hunger Here in eastern Massachusetts, and our strategic objective is to provide at least ONE MEAL A DAY to everyone in need in eastern Massachusetts.

GBFB is looking for a Donor Services/Research Associate to join our Donor Services Team. The Donor Services position assists the Donor Services team in maintaining the integrity and accuracy of the donor database to provide the foundation for effective identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors, volunteers and prospects. This position also provides project management support to fundraising staff including events, individual giving, direct response, and institutional giving.

Responsibilities:

  1. Data Management: Works to maintain the integrity of donor data within Raiser's Edge through necessary maintenance and clean-up with data originating from multiple sources. Creates and performs data integrity checks to ensure that data is accurate, complete, and captured in a manner consistent with the needs of the organization. Manages data migration to/from database. Creates new donor records, appeal and gift codes, and other revenue tracking information, as needed. Regularly reviews database to ensure there are minimal duplicate records, as well as appends database with necessary updates to emails, addresses, ages and other demographic information that provides members of the Revenue team better intelligence on donors.
  2. Reporting & Analytics: Responsible for working with Revenue team members, Accounting and senior stakeholders to develop and maintain appropriate reporting and analysis. Creates reports and performs analysis related to giving trends in order to identify best practices and prospects. Maintains and updates queries for all regular reporting needs. Generates data files for mail appeals, e-appeals, telephone campaigns, acknowledgments, invitations, newsletters and other publications, as needed.
  3. Project Management: Partners with members of the Revenue team to execute fundraising projects. This includes involvement in all stages, from the planning process to determine what donor information is needed, to completion in which data is properly updated and reflected in the database. Projects include the quarterly Harvest Newsletter, bi-annual telephone campaign, Annual Report, and regular mail appeals to donors. Oversees the quality assurance of all project-related data.
  4. Event Data Tracking: Facilitates tracking of online event ticket purchases, attendee registrations and sponsorship gifts. Generates invitation and guest lists. Provides on-site registration support, including liaising with Accounting to accommodate cash and credit card transactions. Maintains post-event donor and prospect information in order to thank and acknowledge constituents. Partners with Events team to ensure that proper data is documented in donor database as well as event-based software.
  5. Gift Processing: Assists the full-time Donor Services Associate with gift processing during high volume periods. Performs gift imports and executes global changes related to third-party processed gifts.
  6. Donor Relations: Handles donor inquiries via phone, email or letter, including questions about donations, checks, credit cards, EFT and stock gifts.

Experience:

Skills:

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; ability to identify problems, analyze information and recommend solutions.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills with an emphasis on strong customer service experience.
  • Self-starter with proven ability to handle multiple and varied tasks, as well as plan, execute and evaluate projects.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Must be service and team oriented, and attentive to follow-up.
  • Proven ability to work within an organization emphasizing teamwork and excellence.
  • Sensitivity, tact, diplomacy, and the ability to honor confidentiality.

Qualifications:

  • Associate's degree required/Bachelor's degree a plus.
  • Proficient in CRM database administration. Experience in Salesforce and/or Blackbaud systems a plus.
  • At least two to three years of full-time professional experience in donor services, database management, or a comparable field.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Available to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Genuine appreciation of GBFB's mission and the ability to communicate it.

Work Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Ability to meet physical requirements related to helping other Team Members. This may include setting up tables and chairs, moving things and lifting boxes that weigh 25lbs.
  • Ability to sit up to 3 hours at a time
  • Ability to work within an open air/cubicle environment

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Program Manager, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Du Bois Center Program Manager

One Year Appointment

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

 

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

 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Du Bois Center Program Manager. The Du Bois Center Program Manager is responsible for overseeing programmatic day-to-day activities and strategic communications to further the mission of the Du Bois Center. Programmatic activities include managing and coordinating Du Bois Center events, as well as the dissemination of virtual and non-virtual stewardship communications, etc. This position will work closely with the Libraries' Development and Communication team, as well as collaborate with other key departments within the University Libraries and across campus in order to achieve these goals.

 

Example of Duties:

  1. Manages a comprehensive events program including grant-based activities such as faculty seminars, annual lecture, a research day, and stewardship events. Responsible for all event logistics including location, food, technical and guest accommodations. Collaborates with other offices across the campus to ensure complete and proper execution of details for all events.
  2. Directs Du Bois Center programming including communication, events, outreach, and day-to-day programming to further the mission of the Du Bois Center, the Libraries and UMass Amherst.
  3. Develops strategic communications to advance the awareness of the Du Bois Center among constituencies and across channels.
  4. Partners with other offices as appropriate, including Student Affairs, Center for Multicultural Advancement and Student Success, and across the Libraries and academic departments to increase awareness of the Du Bois Center mission and activities.
  5. Negotiates proposals with contractors and vendors in terms of scope of work and delivery.
  6. Increases affiliation and visibility of the Du Bois Center across UMass and the Five Colleges.  Follows up on requests for affiliation.
  7. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with University policy.
  8. Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity, and collaboration.
  9. 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.
  10. 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 disclosure to others.
  11. Required to work some nights and some weekends.

 

Required Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor's Degree in any discipline.
  2. Two years of event planning, project management or related experience.
  3. Excellent interpersonal skills including strong ability to communicate and work effectively with highly diverse groups, both internal and external to the University.
  4. Superior written communication skills including writing, editing and proofreading.
  5. Excellent multi-tasking, planning and organizational skills with a high degree of attention to detail.  Ability to prioritize competing objectives, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track details, data, information and activities.
  6. High degree of initiative, administrative judgment, and responsibility for decisions.
  7. Ability to work flexible hours based on event needs.
  8. Ability to maintain a diverse schedule of local and regional activity which is not restricted by access to public or private transportation.

 

Professional Staff Salary Administration, Level 25.

Please view the hiring salary range at: http://www.umass.edu/humres/psu-salary-ranges   

On campus applicants are defined as Amherst campus non-student employees.

One Year Appointment. Continuation of appointment will be subject to available funding.

 

Application Instructions:

Please apply at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=95937 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by April 19, 2018 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

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Section Head, Technology Services, Fall River Public Library, Fall River, MA

Fall River Public Library seeks a versatile professional to supervise technology in the library and participate in technology training for the public. This position has some flexibility and combines both IT and public service responsibilities. New graduates and those completing their MLIS degree soon are encouraged to apply. 

As the Supervisor of Technology Services in the library, the person in this position will be responsible for the oversight, maintenance, and administration of all library technology, including but not limited to public and staff computers, peripherals, management of library website and online services, wi-fi and other networks, security cameras, PA system, and other technology, as needed.

  • Develops and maintains a Library Technology Plan and technology inventory
  • Conducts technology classes for the public and staff on the use of library technology and personal e-devices
  • Monitors and operates the use of the technology room/digital media lab
  • Works at one or more public service desks in the library as needed
  • Provides leadership to identify, assess, recommend, and implement emerging technologies
  • Installs and configures all library software and hardware and troubleshoots problems; coordinates with regional network (SAILS) as needed; participates in professional development to keep knowledge current
  • Has the versatility to deal with multiple issues, handle problems as they arise, and help out in other areas as needed

For a complete job description, visit fallriverlibrary.org/FRPL_Job.html

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications: Highly skilled in computers, networking, and other technical applications pertaining to library work; must be able to train others in automated library systems and general technology functions; must be familiar with general library operations and material; willingness to maintain state-of-the-art technical skills. This is a highly technical professional position requiring an in-depth technical knowledge of a specific area of the library profession as well as a thorough familiarity with current trends in the library field.  Requires a high degree of interaction with other professionals, librarians, and the general public; well-developed interpersonal skills is required.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

 

Education

MLS

Salary

min. $1,444.20 max. $1,704.90 (bi-weekly) 

Closing Date

Open until filled

How to Apply

Please submit your letter of interest and resume to: Madeline Coelho, Human Resources Director, One Government Center, Fall River, MA 02722 OR e-mail mcoelho@fallriverma.org  

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Librarian, Youth Services, Hollis Social Library, Hollis, NH

Hollis Social Library

Youth Services Librarian

 

The Hollis Social Library seeks a highly motivated Youth Librarian to join our staff to serve the children and teens of the Town of Hollis, a historic town in southern New Hampshire. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position with benefits.

The Youth Librarian is responsible for the operation of the Children's/Young Adult Department, including programming, collection development, cataloging, and readers advisory services. The duties include, but are not limited to, assisting children, parents, teachers, and teens in selecting, locating, and utilizing library resources and instructing children and teens in library use and database usage.

 

Planning and conducting programs for children and teens throughout the year is a major component of the position. Programs run during the year include story times, reading clubs, after school programs, holiday events, craft programs with special emphasis on the summer reading program. Publicity for the programs is done by the Youth Librarian, aligned with the library publicity strategy.

 

Community outreach is essential to ensure collection development and programs meet the ever growing and changing needs of the Hollis community. As a spokesperson for the Hollis Social Library, the Youth Librarian is responsible for visiting local schools, and educating staff and students about the resources the Hollis Social Library has available to them.  It is equally important to engage with the school librarians and collaborate on educational support for students in the Hollis community.

 

The Youth Librarian also provides assistance at the circulation desk as needed. Supervises work of circulation assistants, library pages, and volunteers, as needed. Oversees building operations when designated to do so by the Director.


The successful candidate will have a positive outlook, strong customer service skills, flexibility, a good sense of humor, and a commitment to promoting literacy and creating a warm, inviting atmosphere for children, teens, and their families.

 

QUALIFICATIONS: Qualified applicants must have an MLS degree from an accredited college and at least five years of experience working with children and teens in a public or school library setting. A thorough knowledge of current trends in children's and young adult literature; the ability to read aloud and relate to listeners; knowledge of computer functions and social media platforms; children/teen programming experience; demonstrated ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact and courtesy. 

 

POSITION DETAILS:

This position is 40 hours per week including evening and weekend hours.

Annual salary: $35,000 with full benefits package.

Closing date: May 31, 2018

 

Apply online at https://www.hollislibrary.org/get-involved/employment-opportunities/

Or mail resume and cover letter to:

Laura Klain, Director, Hollis Social Library

PO Box 659

Hollis, NH 03049

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Lineage Verification Supervisor, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) has a full-time opening in the Department of Genealogy and Research Services at its Plymouth headquarters.

This position will work as part of a team to process membership applications, by evaluating lineage information and documentation for completeness, validity, and correctness. Extensive experience in professional genealogical research and methods is key to this role. We expect a qualified candidate will need to learn what is unique about the Mayflower Society processes before completely assuming full supervisory responsibilities.

The position will oversee and manage workloads and be responsible for training and coaching of staff. The successful candidate will be responsible for identifying process improvements to enhance efficiencies without sacrificing quality. Position serves as an ambassador to our state society volunteers in support of their new applicants for membership.

Please send a resume and a cover letter as an email attachment by April 16, 2018 to Director of Genealogy and Research Services at DGRS@TheMayflowerSociety.org or mail to: Director of Genealogy; GSMD, PO Box 3297, Plymouth MA 02361.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Director of Administration and Lecturer (CHSI), Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Reports to the Faculty Director of the Collection of Historical Scientific Instruments (CHSI), responsible for the overall management of the administrative, financial, and staff operations of the collection. In collaboration with the Faculty Director of the CHSI and the Chair of the History of Science Department, sets strategic objectives and allocates resources to support these objectives. Responsible for making sure that the collection is resourced and managed to effectively support the research and teaching mission of the FAS.

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD degree in History of Science, STS, History of Technology, or equivalent
  • Seven plus years of experience including supervisory experience, at least three years of progressively responsible collections management and administrative management experience, and project management experience in an academic or research environment.
  • Must also possess teaching experience.

Additional Qualifications

Ability to work as a member of a team in cooperation with a wide range of people, from administrative staff to students and faculty. Must have excellent written and oral communication skills as well as strong leadership, interpersonal, and negotiation skills. Must be comfortable with technology and possess strong computer skills. Experience with Harvard University systems is a plus. We regret that Harvard University does not provide visa sponsorship for this position.

To be considered for this opportunity, please apply directly to the Harvard Career site via the link below: http://bit.ly/2pwomUK

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Temporary Access Services Resource Sharing Specialist, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Title:  Temporary Access Services Resource Sharing Specialist       

Schedule/Hours: Monday - Friday 1 pm to 5 pm (20 hrs/wk)                                               

Pay rate: $15/hr

Duration: 90 days from start date

  • Process resource sharing requests placed by Harvard patrons to be loaned or scanned from lending libraries.
  • Explains resource sharing policies to patrons.
  • Uses various electronic or manual methods to verify citations and locate difficult items.
  • Interprets resource sharing borrowing policies and procedures.
  • Backs-up lending workflows as needed.
  • Backs-up processing of materials for Harvard patrons as needed.
  • Serves as resource sharing borrowing customer service contact, including telephone communication and all other forms of correspondence.
  • Creates, updates, and maintains borrowing requests in resource sharing software (ILLiad).
  • Creates and updates library records in the circulation subsystem (currently Aleph). Charges and renews materials in Aleph.

Qualifications:

  • High School degree required.
  • Understanding of resource sharing practices and procedures.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents and bibliographic data.
  • Ability to write routine correspondence.
  • Computer literacy and keyboarding proficiency required.
  • Working knowledge of Windows environment required.
  • Working knowledge of HOLLIS, OCLC, online catalogs, bibliographic databases and resource sharing software and associated tools.

To Apply: Interested applicants, please send cover letter and resume to Jason Clarke, jclarke@fas.harvard.edu.

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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Assistant Technical Services Manager, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

Assistant Technical Services Manager - Hartford Public Library seeks a person who is responsible for supporting the management of operations and activities of the library's technical service department. This includes assisting the Technical Services Manager with coordination of acquisitions, cataloging, classification and processing library materials and direct customer service to include circulation reports.

Bachelor's required. MLS from a school accredited by the American Library Association preferred.

Minimum of three year's experience in a library technical services environment, including experience with and knowledge of integrated library systems and cataloging required. Experience leading and managing a team of employees. Experience working in and/or leading a team within a union environment, preferably in a public library setting.

View the complete job description and requirements at hplct.org/about/job-openings.

Required online application: https://cw.na1.hgncloud.com/hplct/index.do.

Open until filled.

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Librarian, Youth Services, Chelmsford Public Library, Chelmsford, MA

Salary:  $48,029 to $69,323 in ten steps

Wanted: Innovative, energetic and versatile librarian to join the Youth Services department of one of the most active public libraries in the Northeast. Must be able to hold baby pig on lap while reading stories aloud. Able to lead Teen Iron Chef without breaking a sweat. We want the kind of person who doesn't groan when they are seated next to a teenager on a plane, but instead spends the entire flight talking about Stranger Things. Comfortable doing story times for more than 100 people at a time and programs for up to 50 teens at once. Flexibility is key--be ready to propose and plan new programs without being constrained by "what we've always done." Should be current on youth development trends and current issues and be excited to put the right book into a child's or teen's hands. Responsibilities include weekly story times, oversight of the teen volunteer program, shared collection development responsibilities for children's and YA, and, most of all, participating in and building on our busy (and growing!) schedule of children's and teen programs (over 400 per year with over 13,000 in attendance). This position will have scheduled hours on both the teen desk and children's desk. Candidates should be strongly invested in youth literature (be ready to tell us about your favorite children's book and to "sell" us on a current YA book/movie/game during the interview!).

Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. from an ALA accredited institution
  • One to three years of experience in children's/teen services
  • Story time and program experience
  • Strong knowledge of reader's advisory and youth literature
  • Good understanding of technology and social media
  • Experience working with schools and other social agencies a plus.

Closing Date: April 23, 2018

Send: To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and a short, sample video of you presenting a program or story time - (it does not have to be movie star quality) to Becky Herrmann, Library Director via email to bherrmann@townofchelmsford.us

This position is represented by the Chelmsford Federation of Teachers, Local 3569. The Town of Chelmsford is an EEO/AA Employer

 

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Librarian, Teen Services, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

The Fairfield Public Library in Fairfield, CT is seeking an MLS Librarian (or a MLS candidate nearing program completion) to work in our after school tween and teen space.  Successful candidate is creative, energetic, knowledgeable with respect to young adult literature, familiar with computers, and technology in general and has experience or strong interest in working with middle school tweens and teens. 

Duties include, but are not limited to: overseeing daily activities in the teen space; assisting and creating program activities; providing homework help; shelving, and performing teen readers advisory.

Candidates must be available to work mid-late afternoon on school days. 

Position is for approximately 15 hours per week at $27.05. 

If you are interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Teen Department, Fairfield Public Library, 1080 Old Post Road, Fairfield CT 06824 or submit via email to Jennifer Laseman at jlaseman@fplct.org

Open until filled.

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Supervisor, Children's Services, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking public library. Due to an out-of-state relocation, we have an opening for the Children's Services Supervisor. This fun and challenging position supervises the Children's Room at the busy Central Library, located adjacent to the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden.

The selected candidate will oversee the daily operation of the Children's Room (2.5 FTE librarians) at the Central Library as well as work closely with the Manager of Adult & Youth Information Services to establish and achieve an ambitious vision for children's library services in our vibrant city. Other elements of the job are outreach, programming, collection development, reference, and reader's advisory. The Supervisor is part of our Leadership Team and our Early Literacy Team.

Requirements include three years of experience in a public library environment, with two years of experience supervising employees preferred. Also required are a Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science. We are looking for a candidate with a proven record of meaningful community engagement, strong staff mentoring and coaching skills, and experience in creating lively programs for children. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

Get excited about the possibilities of working in the city of Springfield by watching this video. If you can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue, please apply. 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.

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $51,510.68, with a generous benefits package. The closing date is Thursday, April 5, 2018, at 11:59 pm ET. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply.

 

Inquiries are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website.

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Librarian, STEM, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

STEM Librarian 

https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/53879

To the point: Be a collaborative and engaging librarian interested in supporting the STEM disciplines through instruction, learning, and research support; build strong relationships; support and enhance core services; be willing to experiment, learn, adapt, and iterate. Help us expand the possible!

Why work at Northeastern?

Join a leading R1 institution committed to intensive research and deep, meaningful educational experiences for students at all levels. Here you'll find innovative thinking on higher education where experiential learning is central to the mission. In this landscape University Libraries are a vital partner in learning, teaching, and research, serving a vibrant urban campus and global online community. New leadership, unique space planning initiatives, new collaborations with key partners, and a commitment to diversity and inclusion, community engagement, and supporting the research lifecycle shape the library's innovative spirit and strategic directions.

What's the job?

The STEM Librarian will support multiple departments in Northeastern's Bouvé College of Health Science, the College of Engineering, the College of Computer and Information Science, and the College of Science. The successful candidate will work with a collaborative and interdisciplinary team of librarians supporting students, researchers, and faculty by providing engaging library services in multiple formats and mediums.

The STEM Librarian provides teaching, learning, and research support through virtual and in-person instructional sessions, consultations, and workshops. She or he will also develop expertise in a specialized support area such as patents, 3D printing and manufacturing, or data management to lead our interdisciplinary efforts in the assigned area.

Qualifications

MLS or equivalent degree. At least 1 year of experience working as a research librarian in an academic research environment, preferably with a STEM background or supporting STEM fields. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Strong skills in collaboration and teamwork within a dynamic, constantly evolving environment. Strong service orientation and understanding of user needs.

Apply: To apply, visit: https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/53879, where details of the position's responsibilities, the University's outstanding benefits, and the salary range associated with this position are also available.

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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Librarian & Media Specialist, Chickering Elementary School, Dover, MA

Job ID: 2911891

Application Deadline: April 13, 2018

Posted : March 28, 2018

Starting Date: August 2018

Librarian & Media Specialist

Chickering School (PreK-5) in Dover, MA seeks a full-time Librarian & Media Specialist, to begin in the 2018-2019 school year.

Qualifications:
A highly qualified candidate will be state certified as a school librarian, have completed a teacher preparation program/educational degree, and hold a master's degree from a program accepted by the American Library Association or from a master's program in Library and Information Science.

Job Goals:

  • Ensure effective use of ideas and information as well as equitable access
  • Empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information
  • Teach library classes and instill a love of learning in all students
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction Align the School Library Program (SLP) with the goals of the school and district
  • Explore with students and staff different modes of communication and technology
  • Build the MakerSpace into an active learning environment



Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Foster a library that is creative, flexible, and an essential part of the learning community
  • Encourage inquiry learning, information literacies, critical thinking, and self-assessment
  • Maintain the school and faculty libraries, including professional and leveled resources
  • Develop and circulate resources appropriate to the curriculum, learners, and community
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to design, teach, and assess learning experiences 
  • Promote instructional technology to improve teaching and learning
  • Teach Chickering Reporters and maintain their Blog - grades 4 & 5
  • Advocate for the MakerSpace as a vital, hands-on learning space 
  • Collect and analyze data to improve instruction
  • Develop and administer the library budget to support program goals
  • Supervise parent volunteers
  • Cooperate and network with other libraries/agencies
  • Establish procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, and sharing of resources
  • Evaluate, promote, and use technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Promote the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, student images, and licensing of intellectual property

For more information, click here.

Requirements:

  • At least 3 year s of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

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Assistant Technical Services Manager, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

Assistant Technical Services Manager - Hartford Public Library seeks a person who is responsible for supporting the management of operations and activities of the library's technical service department. This includes assisting the Technical Services Manager with coordination of acquisitions, cataloging, classification and processing library materials and direct customer service to include circulation reports.

Bachelor's required. MLS from a school accredited by the American Library Association preferred. Minimum of three year's experience in a library technical services environment, including experience with and knowledge of integrated library systems and cataloging required. Experience leading and managing a team of employees. Experience working in and/or leading a team within a union environment, preferably in a public library setting.

View the complete job description and requirements at hplct.org/about/job-openings.

Required online application: https://cw.na1.hgncloud.com/hplct/index.do.

Open until filled.

EEO/Affirmative Action Employer

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Director, Tiverton Public Library, Tiverton, RI

The Tiverton Public Library Board of Trustees seeks a highly professional, visionary leader who can work as a team player to bring community, staff and board together and bring our new 25,000+ sf library to the next level.

The Director oversees daily operations of the library.

  • Supervises of library staff, coordinates schedules and functions. Administers personnel policies and wage and classification plan
  • Prepares, defends, directs and administers the fiscal budget in conjunction with the Board Budget Committee. Oversees monthly reports for Board of Trustees. Seeks and prepares grant proposals.
  • Manages the physical plant to ensure proper maintenance. Schedules and supervises contract services, analyzes buildings and grounds needs, recommends improvements. Responds to all building emergencies.
  • Works with the Planning Committee in preparing and carrying out the library planning document. Recommends improvements according to library mission. Evaluates program of service and works with the Board of Trustees to make changes as necessary.
  • Establishes and conducts comprehensive public relation programs in conjunction with Communications Committee.
  • Represents the library at town meetings. Official library representative to regional and state library funding agencies.

Qualifications:

  • Master Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited school.
  • Minimum of 3-5 years progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including library management and direct supervision of others or equivalent experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with researching and pursuing grant proposals to fund new or supplementary programs & services.
  • Considerable ability to interact with the general public, elected and appointed officials, outside organizations and professional associations.
  • Willingness and ability to work as a team with staff and board members.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective relationship with employees and the public.
  • Possess a valid driver's license and be able to attend required meetings held throughout the state.

A full description of the position can be found at tivertonlibrary.org

Salary for this position ranges between $67,000 - $72,000 depending on qualifications, education and experience.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to gholewiak@tivertonlibrary.org

Resumes will begin being reviewed April 27, 2018 and will be accepted through May 11, 2018. The position will remain open until filled.

We are an equal opportunity employer.

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Librarian, Roxbury Community College, Roxbury Crossing, MA

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

General Statement of Duties: Provide professional library services to Roxbury Community College students, faculty, and staff. Responsible for providing all aspects of library services such as reference, instruction, circulation, cataloging, collection development and archive management.

Examples of Duties:

  • Provide a wide range of reference services to students, faculty, administration, and the public.
  • Serve as subject liaison to assigned academic departments and engage with faculty in person, by email, and through library programming.
  • Responsible for collection development, including de-accessioning, in assigned subject areas.
  • Teach beginning, intermediate, and advanced library instruction courses to students, in coordination with full and adjunct faculty.
  • Develop and teach drop-in workshops on a range of topics.
  • Use LibGuides to create class and subject-specific research guides for the library website. 
  • Responsible for all aspects of the College Archives and Special Collections, including appraisal, arrangement and description, reference, outreach, donor relations, and digitization.
  • Catalog all library materials.
  • Provide circulation assistance to library users.
  • Supervise/Oversee library work-study students.
  • Track selected statistics and prepare detailed monthly and annual reports.
  • Serve on college committees as assigned.
  • Comply with the duties as stipulated in the Massachusetts Community College Council Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

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

  • ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library or Information Science.
  • 3 years professional experience in the areas of library public service, reference, instruction, cataloging, and archives and special collections
  • Knowledge of MARC records and OCLC as a source of cataloging records.
  • Strong customer service, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • A demonstrated ability to work with an adult, multicultural, and multilingual student population is required. Experience in a community college is desirable.
  • Knowledge and practice of archival concepts, techniques, and the historical contexts governing archival operations.
  • Professional experience in processing archival collections, creating finding aids, digitizing records, and performing outreach to archival researchers.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer business applications
  • Strong writing skills.

Additional Desired Qualifications:

  • Working experience in a community college setting.
  • Archive track education.

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

Application deadline April 30, 2018.

https://rcc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=90997

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Data Librarian, Health Sciences, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Data Librarian for the Health Sciences

Yale University Library

New Haven, CT

Requisition: 48291BR

http://bit.ly/2oEr7Uo

 

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

 

Position Focus: In an ever-changing, data-intensive environment, the Data Librarian is an enthusiastic, user-centered individual who will be responsible for the design of the library's data support program, working collaboratively with others at Yale involved in data education and policy. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Research and Education Services and is a member of the Research and Education Team.

 

Through consultation and collaboration, the Data Librarian works to enable faculty, students, clinicians and researchers to leverage data resources to the fullest, providing information on acquisition and management of datasets for biomedical, clinical, and health sciences research. Increases the visibility and usability of data resources through research consultations, workshops and course-integrated instruction, online research guides, and outreach efforts. With an understanding of best practices and knowledge of a wide range of datasets and information resources, the librarian identifies the data needs of the Yale biomedical community. The librarian develops and provides training, instruction and strategies to best use data resources and tools. The incumbent supports the discovery, use, and management of locally created and externally available data.

 

The Data Librarian will serve as the in-house expert for staff and users on the research data management cycle, collaborating closely with the Biomedical Research Support librarian and other librarians involved in data at Yale. The librarian helps researchers manage their data, navigate Yale University's available data landscape, and adhere to federal or other grant funding agencies' data management and public access policies and requirements. Serves as a primary liaison between the Library and data groups within the Medical Center and is pivotal to defining and expanding the Library's role in supporting innovation in data services, including biomedical informatics and precision medicine. The Data Librarian will advocate FAIR Data Principles, the library's role in addressing research reproducibility, and will be knowledgeable about appropriate discipline-specific health sciences repositories. The Data Librarian will coordinate the Medical Library's data policies and evaluate and promote data tools and services.

 

This librarian is a member of the Research Data Consultation Group, and develops relationships with campus groups, including the Yale Center for Biomedical Data Science, Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS), and Joint Data Analytics Team (JDAT), concerning issues of managing, curating, visualizing, analyzing, sharing, and preserving research data. Participates in outreach and research/instruction program planning and implementation for the Medical Library. Participates in Yale Library planning, committees, and task forces, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's research support services and collections. May represent Yale to state, national, and international data organizations.

 

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a degree in a related field such as informatics, data science, health sciences or statistics may be substituted for a master's degree in Library Science. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of the research process used in biomedical and health sciences with particular focus on the research lifecycle of data. Demonstrated ability with biomedical data resources and tools used in medical education, biomedical research, and clinical practice.
  • Demonstrated ability with data management best practices and familiarity with requirements from funding agencies and scholarly publishers.
  • Knowledge of metadata standards and data archival procedures.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to conclusion in a timely fashion. Ability working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and dynamic team environment.

 

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

 

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Two years of professional experience working in an academic health sciences or biomedical library or affiliated clinical/research environment. Knowledge of statistical and spatial software for data analysis and visualization and experience with online and network-based information systems. Public services experience and training, preferably in a health sciences library setting

 

The University and the Library

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

 

Salary and Benefits

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

 

How to Apply

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2oEr7Uo

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Processing Archivist, Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA

Temporary Processing Archivist

Town of Concord, MA

The Town of Concord is seeking a part-time Processing Archivist position for a temporary project (18 hours/week; approximately 471 hours total) to organize, arrange, describe, and house in archival storage supplies 3 recently donated collections, and to prepare an electronic finding aid in MS Word for each.

Requires equivalent to Master's in Library Science w/archival concentration and 3 years manuscript processing experience in an historical archive or special collections. 

Pay rate: $24.32/hour. 

Job description and application materials are available at https://ma-concord.civicplus.com/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=100&From=All&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Processing-Archivist-Concord-Free-Public-108

Application Deadline: 4/20/2018 @ Noon

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Youth Services Librarian, Ventress Memorial Library, Marshfield, MA

The Ventress Memorial Library in beautiful Marshfield, Massachusetts has an opening for a Youth Services Librarian.

We are looking for a dynamic, creative and energetic individual to meet the needs of the community. If you are passionate about providing library services to Children then you might be the successful candidate for this position? Under the supervision of the Library Director, the Youth Services Librarian is responsible for planning, implementing and evaluating children's services.

The successful candidate will be creative, energetic, and dedicated individual. This individual will bring the ability to create a positive environment for enjoyable and productive library experiences to the children, parents and caregivers.  The ideal candidate will be a strongly collaborative, flexible, team player.  The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for ordering pertinent materials in a variety of formats and maintaining a relevant collection. Planning and executing programs for children (through sixth grade), day care providers and parents. Providing assistance to children and adult patrons in use of all library
resources including: online catalog, databases, Internet, Hoopla, Overdrive, personal tablets, e-readers, and phones. Collaborating with the Young Adult Librarian especially with transitioning the children from Children's Services to Young Adult Services is a crucial element of this position. Working closely with the school department to meet the needs of teachers and students supporting the curriculum and summer reading.


MLS from an ALA accredited library school with extensive coursework in children's services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary:

$27.07 per hour- 28 and 32 hours per week. Includes evenings and 2 Saturdays per month. Benefits included.

To Apply:
Interested candidates may email a cover letter, resume and names of three references cmarcoux@ocln.org or mail to Cyndee Marcoux, Library Director, Ventress Memorial Library, 15 Library Plaza, Marshfield, MA 02050

Position is available immediately.  Closing date is April 6, 2018

 

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Adult Services Librarian, Ventress Memorial Library, Marshfield, MA

Adult Services Librarian, Ventress Memorial Library

The Ventress Memorial Library is looking for someone who is enthusiastic about technology and has an interest in its practical application in a library setting. This person needs to be outgoing, innovative, and take a proactive role in providing patrons with library services and provide assistance to patrons with use of computers and the Internet.

General Statement of Duties:

Employee works under the general direction of the Adult & Young Adult Services Coordinator. Employee plans and arranges own work in accordance with standard procedures and previous training referring unusual or difficult situations to the supervisor.

Must maintain confidentiality of sensitive information and demonstrate a commitment to engage independently in continuing professional development.  Must perform all aspects of job responsibilities with honesty and integrity.

Specific Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assist the Adult & Young Adult Services Coordinator with regularly scheduled coverage of the Reference Desk. Performs a wide variety of reference services; computer troubleshooting; assists with training for staff and public on the use of computers, tablets, eReaders, the Internet, electronic databases, and other technology resources. Provides readers' advisory and research assistance to library users in direct consultation, by phone, email or other emerging technologies.
  • Effectively researches questions of varying complexity for patrons, using library materials, electronic and Internet sources, and community resources. Adjusts responses appropriately based on age and educational background of library users; confers with other professionals on questions that are complex or specialized in nature. Maintains a welcoming environment at the library's Reference Desk. Models good customer service practices at all times. Provides referrals to other libraries, sources, agencies, etc. when necessary.
  • Assists patrons in learning about library resources and services for independent use and research by providing informal instruction in the use of such resources (e.g. OCLN catalog, Virtual Catalog, Internet, electronic databases), and developing and distributing informative handouts on library materials, services, reading lists, web resources, etc. In consultation with the Adult & Young Adult Services Coordinator, may be asked to develop and conduct training sessions for the public on how to use computers, the Internet, and electronic databases, both within the library building and out in the community.
  • Responsible for basic troubleshooting of public computers and other electronic equipment used by the public while assigned to the Reference Desk and when other staff is not available. Troubleshoot computer software (e.g. print management, reservations software) and computer connections (e.g. cable, wireless) as needed to ensure satisfactory public access. Investigates and reports on new technologies and software for use by patrons and staff, including potential impact on changing patron behaviors.

 

Qualifications

Required Knowledge, Ability and Skills: Requires demonstrated proficiency with computers including networked computers, Windows, word processing, spreadsheets, and email; automated catalogs, electronic databases, the Internet, and Web 2.0 technologies; and previous experience with an automated library circulation system. Requires knowledge of reference and information sources in all formats including search and evaluation techniques. Must possess effective communication and training techniques, demonstrate flexibility in a dynamic environment, and be at ease with interruptions.

Ability to deal in an effective and courteous manner with members of the general public on a daily basis, and enjoy working with and possess the skills to interact with both children and adults in a professional manner. Ability to establish and maintain effective cooperative and positive working relationships with library staff and work cooperatively with other divisions, departments and elected or appointed officials. Ability to plan, analyze, carry out projects, consult and offer advice; requires effective communication skills. Ability to work accurately with close attention to detail in reading, writing, spelling and performing basic math functions.

Job Environment: Work is performed under typical library and office conditions; the workload is subject to seasonal fluctuations which require advance planning; regular library schedule requires evening and weekend work. The employee operates standard library equipment, computers, projectors, photocopier, and microfilm readers. The employee has regular contact with library patrons and staff, vendors, other town employees and outside organizations; contact is typically in person or by telephone.

Physical Requirements:

Minimal physical effort required under typical office conditions include regular sitting, talking, walking and mental concentration for extended periods; intermittent moderate effort required for tasks such as moving files, books or other library printed materials. Position requires the ability to operate a keyboard and view computer screens and the ability to adjust focus; hearing ability requirements include ability to interact with the public, elected or appointed officials and outside organizations. Must be able to stoop, kneel, bend, reach forward and above the head; to receive books from patrons; lift books and other materials; bend and extend reach for such tasks as shelving books or emptying book drop.

Education: MLS

Salary: $24.29 - $27.32 Depending on Qualifications

Closing Date: Open until filled

 

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Archivist, Boston University Law Library, Boston, MA

Temporary, part-time archivist position at BU Law Library

  • Preserve, arrange, catalog, and create finding aids for archival print and rare book collection
  • Coordinate with Collection Services department to further ongoing efforts in electronic records management, and contributions of archival material to IR
  • Make recommendations to Director and Associate Directors on archival best practices 
  • Manage digitization and collection programs

Requirements: MLIS, including coursework in archives or current MLIS student with archives concentration. Technologically literate, with cataloging experience or coursework and ability to work independently.

This is a paid position and may not be used to satisfy the practical experience requirement for the archives concentration at Simmons.

Estimated 10-20 hours/week, will work out specifics with applicant. Not more than 20 hours/week. Hourly rate commensurate with experience. Position will end 6/30; may be extended depending on availability of funding.

Interested applicants should send resume and availability to Ellen Frentzen, emric@bu.edu.

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Library Media Specialist, Hartland Elementary School, Hartland, VT

  • Job ID: 2902836
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 9, 2018
  • Starting Date: July 1, 2018

Please apply on SchoolSpring with cover letter, resume, three current letters of reference, transcripts, and license.

There ARE NO application questions required FOR this job posting.

Contact Information:

  • Diane Tessier , Secretary to the Superintendent
  • 105 Main Street, Suite 200
  • Windsor, Vermont 05489

For more information, click here.

Job Requirements:

  • Citizenship, residency OR WORK VISA IN United States required

 

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Assistant Library Director, Leominster Public Library, Leominster, MA

Assistant Library Director 

 

Department:

 

Library

 

Wage:

 

S-8 $63,991 - $82,587

Reports to:

Library Director

Union:

Non-Union

Effective:

Jan 2018

Location:

Library

FLSA Status:

Exempt

Full Time:

M-F

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL SUMMARY:

Professional, administrative and managerial work assisting the Library Director with the administration of the programs and operations of the public library. Acts as Director in the Director's absence

 

SUPERVISION:

Works under the direction of the Library Director.  Performs day-to-day tasks with a high degree of independence,  supervises the activities of staff and volunteers. Work involves a variety of highly specialized work tasks with many details to monitor and manage. While guidelines are available, the Assistant Director must rely on advanced education and training, experience, good judgment, and specialized research skills to maintain a high quality level of service.

 

Complex and responsible duties require initiative and independent judgment to establish work plans and priorities, using and/or modifying established procedures to complete the work in accordance with established policies and standards.

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:

Supervises part-time staff and volunteers. Supervises all staff in Director's absence.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Assumes the duties and responsibilities of the Library Director, in his/her absence.
  • Develops and maintains attendance records and weekly schedules for library personnel.
  • Manages the Gifts and Donations program.
  • Assists in budget preparation, negotiation of expenditures, and grant writing.
  • Assists with the management of the library facility. 
  • Acts as the liaison to the Friends of the Library, by developing annual programming budget, providing support for fundraising activities, and overseeing the bi-monthly publication of its newsletter.
  • Assists the Director in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of long and short term goals and objectives.
  • Plans, organizes, and implements special projects as needed or determined by the Director.
  • Compiles periodic statistics and assists the Director in preparing the ARIS report.
  • Assists with development of policies for presentation to the Board of Library Trustees.
  • Attends monthly Board of Trustees meetings as needed.
  • Prepares statistical and narrative reports of some complexity for Director.
  • Provides leadership in working relationships and communication, ensuring high productivity and quality public service; encourages initiative and creativity.
  • Ensures safe conditions for staff, public, and building operation. Takes appropriate action in building emergencies.
  • Delegates and assigns duties within the Library Department as required.
  • Assists in developing community awareness of library materials and services.
  • Keeps abreast of developments in the field of library science.
  • Promotes interest in library organizations. Attends meetings and participates in professional library organizations.
  • Represents the library at professional workshops or conferences pertinent to public library service, personnel issues, collection development, management, grantsmanship and publicity.
  • Interfaces with town representatives and officials to promote and coordinate public service campaigns and advocate for public library service.
  • Assists in the hiring of personnel.
  • Recommends the employment, promotion and retention of employees within the library.
  • Assists in planning and supervising in-service training courses for staff; directly supervises and schedules training for all personnel.
  • Assists in Collection Development and Collection Management as needed.
  • Creates or supervises appropriate exhibits and displays.
  • Develops reading, reference, and research materials through selection and purchase of books, materials and equipment as needed.
  • Prepares brochures, new releases, bulletins, posters, and other public relations materials to promote library services as needed.
  • Monitors technology and service developments in the library field, as well as changes in community needs and expectations. 
  • Recommends technologies, programs and services to meet changing needs.
  • Covers any one of the public service desks when required.
  • Performs other similar or related duties, as required or as situation dictates.

 

Contacts (boards & committees, vendors, general public, etc.):

Extensive contact with library division heads, staff members, City departments, and Library patrons requiring patience, courtesy, and diplomacy. Extensive interaction with the public, City Departments, Boards and Committees, as well as City Departmental personnel and outside agencies. Extensive interaction with vendors, contractors, and paid performers. Represents Library organization at consortium meetings and on network, regional and state committees. Represents Library organization via professional affiliations and association memberships. Represents Library organization at the network, regional, state and national level.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

 

Education and Experience

  • Master's Degree in Library Science and three (3) years of public library experience is preferred.
  • Minimum three (3) years of progressively responsible library administrative experience.
  • Minimum three (3) years of supervisory experience.

 

A combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the responsibilities of this position may be considered in lieu of stated education and experience requirements.

 

This position requires excellent verbal/written communication skills and excellent managerial skills to manage full and part-time employees. Working knowledge of budget management, experience with State and City-mandated reports, policy creation, and grant writing is preferred.

 

Bilingual abilities a plus.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master's Degree in Library Science and three (3) years of public library experience is preferred. Minimum three years of progressively responsible administrative experience, minimum three years of supervisory experience.

 

This position requires excellent verbal/written communication skills and excellent managerial skills to manage full and part-time employees. Working knowledge of budget management, experience with State and City-mandated reports, policy creation, and grant writing is preferred.

 

A combination of education and experience that demonstrates the ability to perform the responsibilities of this position may be considered in lieu of stated education and experience requirements.

 

Core Competencies

  • Creates and communicates clear expectations of employees
  • Fosters community and staff collaboration
  • Fosters and exhibits innovation and works to develop forward-thinking ideas, programs, and services for the library and the community
  • Training opportunities are more closely aligned with library and employee needs
  • Creates a learning organization
  • Improves customer service
  • Assists in developing effective hiring practices and succession planning
  • Creates organizational unity through shared vision and values
  • Strong personnel administration, fund accounting, and payroll experience.
  • Collection Development and management experience
  • Public relations and marketing experience
  • Ability to direct the work of professional and non professional staff.
  • Ability to interact tactfully and appropriately with library patrons, staff and community members and City officials.
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with superiors, subordinates, peers and the general public.
  • Ability to communicate clearly both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently and manage numerous, diverse tasks. Ability to develop and implement policies and programs.
  • Excellent planning, organizational and management skills. Excellent customer service and communication skills. Excellent technology skills.

 

Requires a criminal records (CORI) check.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

Work is subject to frequent interruptions.  Regular library schedule requires evening and weekend work.

 

The employee operates standard office and library equipment and systems.

The employee has regular contact with the public in-person, online, and by telephone. Other contacts are with library staff, other City employees, state and regional library systems and networks, City and state officials, and representative of a wide-variety of organizations with which the library maintains partnerships.

 

The employee has access to personnel records and confidential patron records.

 

Errors could result in delay or loss of service and financial loss.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The work is carried out in conditions which can be affected by factors such as temperature and noise.

The position requires standing for two to three hours at a given time, moderate to continuous viewing of a computer screen, and using hands and fingers in activities requiring fine coordination or dexterity.

The position requires significant physical exertion characterized by activities such as repeated bending, reaching, climbing or walking and moderate lifting (up to 35 lbs.)

For more information, contact Wendy Hurley at whurley@leominster-MA.gov. 

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Head, Archives & Special Collections, UConn Library, Storrs, CT

Head of Archives & Special Collections, UConn, Storrs, CT - Repost

 

The University of Connecticut Library seeks an innovative, motivated, and knowledgeable individual to lead its University Archives & Special Collections. Under the general direction of the Assistant University Librarian for University Archives, Special Collections & Digital Curation, the Head of Archives & Special Collections provides direction and leadership to six professional staff and works to develop collaborative partnerships across the Library, University, and external organizations to extend the reach of our collections and address the major issues facing archives & special collections in the current era.   

 

The Head of Archives & Special Collections creates innovation and change while respecting the principles and traditions of the profession, and articulates this vision to internal and external stakeholders.  In particular, there will be a focus on the statewide digital preservation repository program (CTDA), the Library's scholarly communications programs, including the Greenhouse Studios | Scholarly Design at UConn, and the Library's conservation and digital capture labs. This position serves a critical role in the research and teaching mission of the University, ensuring development of, and ongoing access to, many of the Library's unique and distinct collections for use by students and researchers.

 

Application period closes May 6, 2018. More Information

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Head, Youth Services, Tracy Memorial Library, New London, NH

Head of Youth Services, Tracy Memorial Library, New London, NH

 

Summary


Tracy Memorial Library in New London, NH seeks a creative, energetic professional with a passion for providing excellent library service to children and teens. The Head of Youth Services instills a love of reading, libraries, and learning by providing a welcoming atmosphere, delivering quality programming, and maintaining an outstanding collection through traditional and innovative methods. 


Qualities and Skills

 

  • The ability to communicate well with children and teens
  • A positive attitude and the ability to work as part of a team as well as independently
  • A high degree of comfort with technology and the desire to learn and apply new technology to the library setting
  • A broad knowledge of children's literature
  • Event coordination, planning and organization skills
  • Excellent customer service orientation and sense of humor

Education and Experience

  • Considerable professional experience serving children, teens and families, including collection development, reference and reader's advisory, program implementation, and marketing
  • Master's degree in library science (or equivalent graduate degree) and three years of professional library experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Particulars

Visit the Library's website (www.tracylibrary.org) for full job description.

Salary range: $19.91 - $29.87 per hour ($37,300 - $55,900 per year); 36 hours per week; excellent benefits package. EOE

Applications submitted by April 18 will receive priority consideration. Start date is as soon as possible. Hiring is subject to criminal records check. Send résumé and thoughtful letter of interest, including what attracts you to this position, to:

 

Sandra Licks, Director
Tracy Memorial Library

304 Main Street
New London, NH 03257

email: slicks@tracylibrary.org

 

 

About New London, NH

Located midway between Concord and Hanover and bordered by three lakes, New London is a picturesque community with a year-round population of approximately 4,500, which doubles in the summer. Town amenities include Colby-Sawyer College, New London Hospital, the Barn Playhouse summer theater, Town beaches, and easy access to Mt. Sunapee and Ragged Mt. ski resorts. Tracy Memorial Library is a 14,000 square foot facility consisting of an historical building which was expanded in 1990 and remodeled recently.

 

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Law Librarian, Accufile, Andover, MA

PT - Law Librarian - Andover /Greater Boston area

AccuFile, Inc., a professional Library services firm, is seeking a forward thinking, flexible and experienced, part-time Law Librarian. This is a great opportunity for someone seeking ongoing library work on a part-time basis!!!

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work both onsite in the Andover area (3-5 hours every other week), and if interested can pick up hours as vacation, on-call librarian coverage within the Greater Boston Area.

Responsibilities include: all aspects of managing the law library including legal research and reference assistance.

  • Working knowledge of principles and procedures of professional library work.
  • Library operational functions to include reconciling and processing vendor invoices, inter-library loan duties, checking in library material in firm's ILS.
  • Ability to deliver superior service to all internal and external customers and communicate effectively.
  • MLS required.
  • Law library experience preferred.
  • Will consider an MLS student with a strong interest in law librarianship and/or other degrees in the legal field (JD or paralegal certificate) in lieu of law librarian experience.

Salary: TBD - based upon education and related experience.

To be considered for this position, please send cover letter and resume to Karen Gatteny at jobs@accufile.com

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Administrator, Museum Textile Services, Andover, MA

Museum Textile Services, an independent art conservation studio in Andover, Massachusetts, is seeking a full-time administrator to ensure the efficient operation of our textile conservation studio and its personnel.

The administrator provides our customers with necessary information throughout the course of their project.

The successful candidate also serves as the personnel coordinator within the company, ensuring smooth operations both behind the scenes and in the front office.

Ability to manage sensitive information and grasp art conservation ethics and standards is essential. At least five years of administrative experience, small business experience is preferred. Proficiency needed in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Google Drive plus previous experience with accounting principles and accounting systems (e.g. Quickbooks). Knowledge of InDesign and Photoshop are a plus.

The administrator is expected to work a set weekday schedule of 30-35 hours with some flexibility.

Applicant must be able to lift ten pounds.

If you are interested in working in a vibrant and stimulating work environment and meet our requirements please send a letter of introduction and resume as attachments to Camille Myers Breeze at info@museumtextiles.com by April 13, 2018.

The studio is not handicap accessible.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $16 to $18 per hour plus competitive benefits package.

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Associate Director of Marketing, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

Harvard University 05-Mar-2018 Associate Director of Marketing Harvard Art Museums 45078BR

Job Summary: Reporting to and working closely with the Director of Communications, this position will develop the strategy and supervise the daily operations of all Marketing and Social Media functions and its associated staff, as well as the Public Relations function. Responsible for imaginatively articulating the mission and values of the Harvard Art Museums to its various audiences, both those who are loyal and those we seek to engage.

Basic Qualifications: Candidates must meet the following basic qualifications to be considered for this position: Bachelor's degree required. Minimum of 8 years of progressively responsible experience in marketing, including managing marketing functions.

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 or any other characteristic protected by law.https://hr.harvard.edu/jobs

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Semantic Enrichment Manager, Semantic Staffing, Boston area, MA

Our Client 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 40 miles north of Boston, MA, our client 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. Our client is ranked in the top 200 of the nation's largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. 

The Mission: The mission of the Semantic Enrichment Manager is to provide operational leadership for the Semantic Enrichment team--consisting of ontologists, taxonomists, and machine learning specialists--through improving workflows, reporting, and systems, fostering collaboration and career development, and leading strategically important projects.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Data and Semantic Enrichment Director on key initiatives and projects to keep in-line with the Features and Epics.
  • Lead the semantic enrichment team's machine learning, taxonomy, ontology, and knowledge organization initiatives by connecting efforts to priority features and epics.
  • Lead the team in SAFe practices and lean principles.
  • Work with Data and Semantic Enrichment Director to foster machine learning, taxonomy, and ontology education, workshops, and outreach as needed.
  • Collaborate with the Abstracting and Indexing and Quality Control teams to determine which taxonomy terms are appropriate candidates for machine learning classification, updating to a post-coordinated pragmatic indexing method, as well as identifying ontological relationships.
  • Lead the team in working with subject matter experts to identify candidate documents for machine learning training sets and term contextualization.
  • Insure processed content meets industry best practice, data governance, and standardization of indexing and term format and assignment to metadata.
  • Establish and configure workflows and models for content, value streams, and markets.
  • Manage reporting for machine learning output using industry standard metrics, including precision, recall, accuracy, and F-measure, as well as taxonomy, training set, and ontology mapping.
  • Adjust machine learning, taxonomy, and ontology processes as needed to increase performance.
  • Work with Cogito and other vendors and customer support to resolve issues.
  • Provide suggestions for taxonomy/ontology development or improvement.

Role-Based Competencies

  • Moves others to Action--Translates the vision into day-to-day activities and behaviors; guides and motivates others to take actions that support the vision.
  • Technical prowess: Able to quickly get to know our products, processes and business needs to a sufficient level to drive projects, improvements and product enhancements.
  • Delegation: Delegates assignments to the appropriate teams members based on their skills, roles and interest. Allocates decision-making authority and/or task responsibility to the appropriate teams and/or individuals.
  • Subject Knowledge: Familiarity with best practices in taxonomy development and management and/or Natural Language Processing.
  • Communication & Presentation: Communicates and presents ideas clearly and with confidence. Delivers presentations and status updates suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience.
  • Team Player: Fosters a team based culture within the Taxonomy team and across departments. Develops a supportive and helpful culture for assistance in projects and daily support interactions.
  • Continuous Improvement: Continually focused on improving the responsiveness and quality of the solutions delivered.
  • Enthusiasm: Exhibits high energy, passion and intensity in completing work objectives.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in computer science, information science, library science, or a related discipline.
  • 2+ years in Agile and/or technology or data project management
  • 2+ years' experience using machine learning for automated and semi-automated text classification and extraction.
  • 3+ years' experience managing a taxonomy, ontology, or controlled vocabulary team.
  • Understanding of machine learning principles, metrics, and best practices such as f-measure.
  • Knowledge of taxonomy/ontology principles, formats, and best practices such as SKOS, W3C, ISO 25964, ANSI Z39.19, JATS.
  • Familiarity working with multiple standard document formats, including XML, HTML, and PDF.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Attended an iSchool
  • Experience in computational linguistics, NLP, or linguistics
  • Knowledge of publishing world and processes
  • Knowledge of library and metadata world and processes

Education

  • Graduate Degree
  • Information science, library science, computer science, or a related discipline

Cultural Competencies

  • Drive • Positive Attitude
  • Good Judgement
  • Open Communication
  • Collaboration
  • Desire to Make an Impact
  • Eager to Understand
  • Accountable
  • Decisive
  • Team Player

Please contact Beth Maser, Beth@SemanticStaffing.com if you are interested in this position, or if you know of someone that would be a good fit. Referrals are always welcomed.

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Assistant Supervisor, Youth Services, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Assistant Supervisor of Youth Services for Teens
Department:               Newton Free Library                                                
Location:                    330 Homer Street, Newton, MA
Salary Range:            $56,801 - 76,336 in 11 steps             
Grade:                         S09, AFSCME, Local 3092
Department Head:     Philip E. McNulty, Director    
                                     
Do you know your teen lit authors, from Albertalli to Zentner? Can you engage teens and tweens in everything from Minecraft to handicrafts? Can you put the "team" in STEAM? Are you ready to get the community excited about supporting teens and to advocate for their needs? Can you take Newton's innovative teen services to the next level? If so, the Newton Free Library encourages you to apply to join our active Youth Services Department, and help us build on our successes and continue to transform services to teens and tweens, grades 5-12.
Exciting things are happening at the Newton Free Library. This spring we will open a brand new teen room complete with a ground-breaking tween area and tween collection, one of only a couple in Greater Boston. We recently received a staff development grant, a portion of which is going toward training a cross-departmental team to better serve teens and tweens. In 2017, we started a teen study nights program during school finals that brought in and engaged a large number of students.
The successful candidate will have the vision, drive, experience and energy to lead a team of cross-departmental staff in programming, outreach, and reference in a large, diverse, library environment. He or She will show an ability and passion for relating to teens and engaging them in the library, and will evince a knowledge of teen development trends and issues as they relate to public library service. Responsibilities include assisting in the leadership of a large, talented staff of 17 Youth Services people, leading a cross-departmental "teenteam," developing an extensive youth collection and managing Teen and Tween collection and programming budgets. The Assistant Supervisor of Youth Services represents the library throughout the community and to agencies and organizations serving teens and youth, as well as being part of the library's collaborative leadership and planning team.

 

Qualifications: Master of Science in Library Science (MLS) and three to five years of related experience including supervisory experience. The successful candidate will demonstrate significant experience serving teens and tweens, and an understanding of library processes and technology.

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to Philip McNulty, Library Director, using the City of Newton's online application process at https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com by Friday, April 7, 2018.

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Executive Director, Massachusetts Library System, Marlborough, MA

Position Overview

This position is a professional position with a supervisory role reporting to the MLS Executive Board.

The incumbent will:

  • Provide organizational leadership, management, planning, program evaluation, and strategic direction to fulfill the MLS Mission and provide high-quality services to member libraries.
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong MLS Executive Board. Serve as an ex officio member of the MLS Executive Board and all committees.
  • Lead, coach, and develop a leadership team to strive for organizational excellence.
  • Employ partnerships, efficiency solutions, and other opportunities, e.g., grant funding and revenue generation, to enhance capacity.
  • Ensure compliance with all requirements as a recipient of state funding as well as all local, state, and federal legal requirements.
  • Work with the MLS Executive Board, MLS leadership team and staff, committees, members, auditor, legal counsel, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, automated networks, vendors/contractors, professional associations, elected officials, and others.
  • Collaborate with MLS members to develop and strengthen relationships within the MLS community. Engage in strategic advocacy for libraries.

Required Qualifications

  • Education: Master's degree in library and/or information science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Experience: Five to eight years of relevant experience in libraries or library services, with four to five years of supervisory experience.
  • Essential attributes and skills include: demonstrated leadership skills; informed understanding of services and programming needs for all types of libraries, ability to respond to the needs of diverse library environments; excellent listening and communication skills; substantial fiscal and resource management experience; ability to lead teams/diverse workforce; demonstrated dedication to innovation; short and long range planning skills; thorough knowledge of current trends and best practices for library service.
  • High level of competence in current and emerging library technologies, communications, legislative processes, and consensus building.
  • The ability to develop and communicate a strategic vision for MLS, as well as the ability to design and implement solutions to day-to-day problems. A strong focus on members and their needs. 

Requirements:

The position requires light to moderate physical effort demanded when performing functions under typical office and computer use conditions. Light to moderate physical effort and stamina required for frequent travel and transport of work related materials and equipment to meeting and training sites. The successful candidate must be able to lift up to 50 pounds with or without reasonable accommodation.

Will work from either MLS office (Marlborough or Northampton) as well as commute throughout the state with the option of telecommuting from home when connectivity and equipment standards are met.

Must possess a valid Motor Vehicle Operator's License valid for use in Massachusetts and provide the means of transportation to fulfill job duties throughout Massachusetts and attend relevant meetings. 

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

Compensation:

Salary Range: $118,500-$165,900.

This position is exempt from the wage and overtime provisions of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. 

MLS full-time staff members are eligible for a benefits package that includes generous vacation and sick leave accrual; health insurance; dental insurance; disability and life insurance; and employer contributions to a defined contribution plan and an optional voluntary contribution plan through TIAA. (MLS is a private, non-profit organization and does not participate in any public retirement plan.)

The Massachusetts Library System, Inc. is a state-funded not-for-profit corporation governed by its member libraries with offices in Marlborough and Northampton, Massachusetts.

To Apply

Send letter of application, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references. We will notify candidates prior to contacting references. Send applications to employment@masslibsystem.org. Please state "Executive Director Application" in your subject line. All applications will be acknowledged by return email.

MLS is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, age, marital status, sex, physical or mental challenge, creed, religion, political affiliation, national or ethnic origin, or sexual orientation. Members of underrepresented groups, and those committed to working in a diverse cultural environment are encouraged to apply.

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Children's Librarian, Vineyard Haven Public Library, Vineyard Haven, MA

VINEYARD HAVEN PUBLIC LIBRARY CHILDREN'S LIBRARIAN

Energetic individual needed to provide outstanding customer service in a busy public library on Martha's Vineyard. The position performs professional work in planning, implementing and managing a comprehensive program of service to children and families, which includes but is not limited to collection development; planning and executing programs for children and caregivers; reader's advisory and reference service; and computer support and instruction.

Requires Bachelor's Degree with coursework or experience with children's literature, child development, and library services for children. Master's Degree in Library Science or equivalent preferred.

Full-time (40 hours/week) year-round schedule includes evenings and weekends.

Salary $47,460 -$63,015, with full benefits under union contract.
Application available on Town website or in Town Hall.

Qualified applicants should submit application, resume and cover letter to Human Resources, pbennett@tisburyma.gov, Tisbury Town Hall, 51 Spring Street, P.O. Box 1239 Vineyard Haven, MA 02568. EOE.

Online application form: https://towntisbury.seamlessdocs.com/f/Employment_Application

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Executive Director, Maritime Gloucester, Gloucester, MA

Maritime Gloucester is seeking an Executive Director responsible for administration, programs, and strategic direction of the organization. Ensure ongoing programmatic excellence, rigorous program evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and administration, fundraising, communications, and systems; recommend timelines and resources needed to achieve the strategic goals.

  • Actively engage and energize Maritime Gloucester volunteers, board members, event committees, alumni, partnering organizations, and funders.
  • Develop, maintain, and support a strong board of directors; serve ex‐officio on each standing committee, seek and build board involvement with strategic direction for ongoing operations.
  • Lead, coach, develop, and retain Maritime Gloucester's staff.
  • Ensure effective systems to track progress, and regularly evaluate program components, to measure successes.
  • Manage the fiscal affairs of the organization.
  • Maintain the fiscal integrity of the organization, including submission to the Board a proposed annual budget and monthly financial statements which accurately reflect the financial condition of the organization. Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations.
  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications - from web presence to external relations.
  • Use external presence and relationships to garner new opportunities.
  • Build partnerships and relationships with funders, community leaders and other organizations.

Send cover letter and resume to tbowen@maritimegloucester.org

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $65,000-$75000

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Deputy Director & Chief Financial Officer, The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, MA

The Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute seeks an accomplished, entrepreneurial, and collaborative individual to serve as its Deputy Director and Chief Financial Officer (Deputy Director). With a visionary Director and a strong and dedicated leadership team, the Deputy Director will build upon the Clark's historic strengths as a renowned art museum and distinguished center for research and higher education whose experiential education and community engagement advance a vision that celebrates the distinctiveness of its constituent parts.

Reporting directly to the Director, the Deputy Director will provide strategic leadership in the areas of Business and Operations, Finance, Information Technology and Digital Transformation, Human Resources, and Building and Grounds. The Deputy Director will serve as an integral member of the Director's leadership team, assisting the Director in setting strategic goals, determining policy, and resolving the range of significant issues that arise from daily management to long range financial concerns. The incoming Deputy Director will be an accomplished financial and operational leader who will supervise finance, facilities including campus security, information and media services, retail/ museum shop, risk management, outside catering and food service vendors, grounds, and human resources.

With the Director, the Deputy Director will serve as the staff liaison for the following Board committees: Executive, Budget and Finance, Audit, Buildings and Grounds, Investments, Nominating and Governance. Koya Leadership Partners has been retained for this search.

To express your interest, please submit your materials here: https://koya.refineapp.com/jobPosting/apply/1903.

All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential. The institute provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Library Director, Canton Public Library, Canton, MA

Job Posting - Library Director

BRIEF DESCRIPTION

The Library Director is responsible for department level management of the Library Department within the scope of the policies established by the Board of Library Trustees; including planning, administration, supervision and staff development, collection development, policy management, services and programs, financial management, network management, buildings, grounds and equipment maintenance, and public relations.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

The essential functions or duties listed below 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.

  • Identifies community needs for informational, cultural, educational, and recreational services; analyzes the particular needs of community segments and user types, determining appropriate service responses for each, prioritizing objectives within resource limitations; defines short and long term goals; develops surveys and other statistical tools for determining needs and measuring and evaluating the effectiveness of services; provides and coordinates overall direction of service programs and activities; and maintains a strategic plan of service.
  • Develops, administers and communicates written policies and procedures to ensure administrative and operational objectives are met; defines the rights and responsibilities of library users and regulates the use of services and facilities so as to provide broad and equitable service to all individuals and group users; develops and maintains procedural guidelines for staff to appropriately respond to typical and unusual circumstances or requests.
  • Maintains current awareness of issues and developments in the profession including the Internet, literacy, censorship, preservation, regional networking, and resource sharing; maintains current working knowledge of the library research methods and products, automated catalog and loan management systems, information and communication technology, internet and web developments, literary and reading trends, changes in musical and recreational tastes, print and electronic publishing, media and consumer electronics formats, desktop software, and networking systems; maintains awareness of social changes that may potentially impact the library, including trends in education, learning, and management theory; and maintains awareness of local, state, and federal laws affecting the library, including laws related to personnel administration, copyright, confidentiality, obscenity, public bidding and procurement, and non-profit corporations.
  • Prepares, justifies, and administers annual operating and capital improvement budgets; researches and selects products and services for quality and cost effectiveness; performs and authorizes procurement of goods and services in compliance with legal procedures, including books and periodicals, audio-visual and digital information products, office and library supplies, equipment, and services; communicates with vendors and service providers; prepares bid specifications requests for proposals, publishes legal bidding documents; may prepare and negotiate contracts for services; oversees the retention of financial and personnel records; and prepares grant applications to fund special projects.
  • Oversees and participates in collection development, performing selection and withdrawal of books and other materials to ensure a well-balanced, current and accurate collection that meets needs and tastes particular to the community.
  • Analyzes, organizes and manages human resources within the context of a public service agency and collective bargaining group; deploys staff according to service demands. Integrates and manages internal workflow; plans staff schedules, monitors and records staff absences and time accrual balances; recruits, hires, orients, supervises, evaluates, disciplines, and dismisses personnel; delegates and assigns non-routine work; provides instruction or advice in handling unusual circumstances; oversees that fair and proper supervision is provided within departmental divisions; promotes morale, and communication among staff and works to resolve staff issues; and provides for in-house training of new staff and encourages appropriate outside development opportunities. Oversees a program of library volunteers, and its appropriate integration with paid staff functions.
  • Oversees the maintenance or replacement of departmental facilities, systems, equipment, collections, and other assets; attends to the safety, security and well-being of staff and users; attends to the order, cleanliness and aesthetics of the building and grounds; responds to emergency situations involving weather, loss of power, accidents, injuries or sudden illness, threatening persons, or other threats to persons or facilities; and responds to inappropriate behavior that endangers or infringes the rights of other users.
  • Oversees the acquisition, management, and maintenance of computer equipment and network components; oversees and assists in installing, configuring, and troubleshooting software and hardware; and directs the customization of systems for specific uses, including the provision of security measures for public use of equipment.
  • Participates as a voting member of local, regional, and state library organizations, including the resource-sharing network and regional library system; attends meetings and participates in developing organizational programs of common benefit; may serve official roles in library organizations or professional associations; communicates regional policies and procedures to local staff; and submits financial and statistical reports to State Board of Library Commissioners.
  • Attends Town Meeting and all meetings of the Board of Library Trustees and Friends of the Library; orients new Board Members; prepares written agendas and reports; proposes and provides alternatives for new policies, service programs, expenditures, and projects for Board consideration; works with the Friends to develop programs, or assists in organizing activities to raise funds, and promote the library; and assists Friends' treasurer with book keeping and prepares State and Federal tax filings.
  • Works cooperatively with the school department, town government boards, and other service departments, particularly in areas of technology; maintains contacts with and serves the needs of town clubs and organizations; schedules the use of library meeting room and other facilities by clubs and organizations; and organizes cultural or educational workshops and seminars.
  • Performs community relations, and serves as spokesperson for the library, in oral or written presentations; publicizes and promotes programs and services through local media. Oversees and contributes to website publishing and social media.   Responds with assistance to special requests or complaints from the public; and accepts and acknowledges donations.  Works closely with the Friends of the Library and other groups to organize and conduct community events.
  • Strategic planning including assessing and prioritizing community needs, goals and objectives for providing services
  • Public relations, including working with the Board of Library Trustees and Friends of the library, local organizations and general public. 
  • Perform all other duties as required.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited program and Massachusetts Library Board Certification and five years of professional experience in a library or in a related field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

TO APPLY:

Please send cover letter, resume and Town Application to: Meredith Hartling, HR Generalist, 801 Washington Street, 2nd Floor Canton, MA 02021;  

Email: hr@town.canton.ma.us;   

Fax: 781-575-6602

AA/EEO

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Access Services Resource Sharing Specialist, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Title:  Temporary Access Services Resource Sharing Specialist        

Schedule/Hours: Monday - Friday 1 pm to 5 pm (20 hrs/wk)                                               

Pay rate: $15/hr

  • Process resource sharing requests placed by Harvard patrons to be loaned or scanned from lending libraries.
  • Explains resource sharing policies to patrons.
  • Uses various electronic or manual methods to verify citations and locate difficult items.
  • Interprets resource sharing borrowing policies and procedures.
  • Backs-up lending workflows as needed.
  • Backs-up processing of materials for Harvard patrons as needed.
  • Serves as resource sharing borrowing customer service contact, including telephone communication and all other forms of correspondence.
  • Creates, updates, and maintains borrowing requests in resource sharing software (ILLiad).
  • Creates and updates library records in the circulation subsystem (currently Aleph). Charges and renews materials in Aleph.

Qualifications:

  • High School degree required.
  • Understanding of resource sharing practices and procedures.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents and bibliographic data.
  • Ability to write routine correspondence.
  • Computer literacy and keyboarding proficiency required.
  • Working knowledge of Windows environment required.
  • Working knowledge of HOLLIS, OCLC, online catalogs, bibliographic databases and resource sharing software and associated tools.

EEO Statement

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

 

Interested applicants, please send cover letter and resume to Jason Clarke, jclarke@fas.harvard.edu.

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Head Cataloger, U.S. Naval War College Library, Newport, RI

The U.S. Naval War College Library at the U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, is recruiting for the position Head Cataloger. The announcement will be posted on 03/22/2018 on the USAJobs website and run until 03/30/2018. All interested applicants must process their applications through USAJobs. 

Applications will be made online at USAJobs. USAJobs postings are typically open for only five days.  To find job openings at the Naval War College search on the keywords Naval War College or Newport Rhode Island. Individuals interested in this position can learn more about the application process by visiting USAJobs and can begin by creating their account and uploading their resume. 

 

The Naval War College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

For additional information about the position please contact Dr. Allen Benson, Library Director at 401-841-2641 or email allen.benson@usnwc.edu.

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Head, Technical Services, Goodnow Library, Sudbury, MA

Head of Technical Services, Goodnow Library

The Goodnow Library, located in Sudbury, seeks an experienced and service-oriented Head of Technical Services to oversee the day-to-day operations of acquisitions and cataloging.

The Head of Technical Services supervises all departmental personnel and has supervisory responsibility for acquiring, processing, organizing, maintaining, and supporting the Goodnow Library's holdings of online, print, and non-print resources in the Minuteman Library Network (MLN) Catalog.

Within the Goodnow Library, the Technical Services Department supports the activities of all other library departments by directing acquisitions, processing, and coordinating access to all Goodnow Library resources and by maintaining the library's collection in good condition.

The Technical Services Department provides support and instruction to internal library customers, and evaluates usage, condition and materials expenditures in both print and non-print. The Technical Services Department provides opportunities for the Goodnow Library to fulfill its mission to "improve lives through the power of information, ideas and innovation."

Reporting to the Director, the Head of Technical Services' primary responsibilities are the management of the Technical Services Department's staff and services, and setting and monitoring departmental goals and objectives approved by his/her supervisor. The incumbent's work requires knowledge of the Goodnow Library's automated system, resources, and the informational needs of the community. The ability to communicate, exercise good judgment and work effectively with all other Goodnow Library departments is essential in order to identify problems, and analyze, plan, and implement successful solutions.

Primary Activities:

Supervises, hires, trains and evaluates the work of the Technical Services Department.

Proactively offers assistance and helps to set the standard of excellent customer service by participating in the provision of prompt, accurate services to the public.

Establishes departmental goals and objectives in accordance with the goals and objectives of the Goodnow Library.

Manages and maintains the library's collection of online, print, and media resources. Oversees the maintenance and updating of Goodnow's holdings in the MLN database.

Works with other library department heads to ensure that all of Goodnow's resources and policies are accessible to the public.

Monitors the department's budget and makes recommendations for expenditures for budget preparation.

Oversees the use of the Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (III) Acquisitions module for the purchase of resources and fund accounting.

Investigates and recommends new technology to advance Goodnow's tradition of excellence.

Represents the Goodnow Library within the Minuteman Library Network.

Attends and participates in professional meetings and keeps abreast of current and future library practices.

Gathers, maintains and provides statistics as required.

Qualifications:

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited institution
  • Three to five years acquisitions and cataloging experience, including thorough understanding of library classification systems and relevant aspects of library automation, particularly the current cataloging and acquisition modules
  • Demonstrated ability to supervise others
  • Excellent computer skills, including troubleshooting, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, email, internet searches, and software specific to libraries, and the ability to learn new applications
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication, analytical and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System and its application
  • Ability to consistently work calmly and effectively, accurately, in a tactful and professional manner, even under pressure
  • Ability to adapt to new procedures in an evolving environment

Salary: Starts at $49,230 in eight steps. Full benefits.

Closing Date: April 11, 2018

How to Apply: Please Submit Cover Letter & Resume to: Esmé Green, Library Director via email:  greene@sudbury.ma.us

The Town of Sudbury is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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Research Services Coordinator, Mintz Levin, Boston, MA

Job Title: Research Services Coordinator

Law Firm: Mintz Levin

Please Apply Online: https://careers.mintz.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=3

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Director of Research Services, the Research Services Coordinator works as part of the team to provide quality support to all attorneys, legal staff, administrators and others firm-wide in the areas of document delivery, preparation and maintenance. There may also be responsibilities for special projects in areas commensurate with their knowledge and abilities.

The Coordinator is still developing skills and knowledge needed to handle the most complex and challenging research services tasks and assignments on their own. Part of this development entails the handling of administrative tasks.

They will be solely responsible for clearly designated projects but will also handle assignments and projects performed under the direction of a more senior person. 

 

Responsibilities:

Research and Reference Services:

Obtain resources using document retrieval services, track purchases, reconcile invoices and charge clients where appropriate.

Maintain and develop department research guides with new and updated information, preserving a standard format and identifying documents that no longer provide value.

Maintain vendor pricing guides and documentation with new and updated information, identifying documents that no longer provide value.

Support research analysts in their efforts to support practice areas by preparing documentation for events, trainings and meetings using our branding and templates whenever possible.

Provide back-up support to practice, subject, industry and/or type of research specialist in areas identified by Director of Research Services.

 

Administrative and Resource Services:

Assist with the development of training materials.

Using SharePoint, assist research analysts with suggestions for changes to firm intranet.

 

Continuing Education and Communication:

Maintain current knowledge of developments in research and competitive intelligence services and resources.

Maintain awareness of current and emerging technologies relevant to research services and share knowledge with the team.

Actively participate in department meetings.

 

Other Duties:

Participate in special projects as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

MLS degree required and/or currently working towards this degree. 

1-year experience providing research and reference in a law firm or corporate environment. Law firm experience is strongly preferred.

Familiarity with legal titles, legal research resources, library technologies, including software and products used for communication, research and knowledge sharing.

Ability to prepare reports, executive summaries, and other correspondence necessary to communicate research results.

Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, including business-writing skills.

Strong organizational and administrative skills.

Excellent attention to detail and ability to execute through to completion.

Creative problem solving skills, reasoning ability and logical thought process.

Ability to work under pressure, prioritize competing demands and meet various deadlines.

Demonstrated ability to professionally interact and collaborate with colleagues at all levels.

Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Outstanding sense of customer service.

Enthusiastic, proactive and positive attitude.

Ability to handle confidential matters with discretion.

Must be self-motivated to produce quality work.

High level of integrity and honesty.

Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in using Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to quickly get up to speed and master new applications and software is critical.

Flexibility to work overtime when necessary.

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Director, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Title:  Director of the Library and Head of Reference 

Department:  Library          

Reports to:  Dean of the College  

FLSA: Full-time                                                                                            

Salary Range: $60,000 - $65,000

Effective Date:  May 14, 2018

Pine Manor College invites application for a full-time Director of the Annenberg Library and Head of Reference.  The Director and Head of Reference is responsible for growing the graduation rate of the College by providing innovative and collaborative leadership of the library that increases community engagement and student success.  The Director and Head of Reference supervises day-to-day operations, oversees library collections and budget, and promotes the mission and programs of the Library. This position provides leadership and serves as the Library's primary representative within the community. The Director also manages all aspects of the provision and supervision of Reference and Instructional Services, and serves an essential role as representative to the Minuteman Library Network (MLN).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Administration:

  • Establishes realistic goals and objectives for the library
  • Plans and sets major library policies, priorities and procedures
  • Analyzes library statistics in order to improve service to the community
  • Participates in faculty governance, attends faculty meetings
  • Acts as advocate for the library with administration and staff
  • Provides public relations for the Library within and beyond the Pine Manor Community

Budget and Finances:

  • Prepares annual budget recommendations
  • Maintains responsibility for Library budget expenditures and reconciliation, with Head of Access Services

Personnel:

  • Hires, trains and supervises Library professional and support staff
  • Supervises and coordinates activities and projects of staff
  • Provides staff with regular informal feedback on job performance
  • Formally evaluates staff in accordance with established College procedure
  • Actively encourages professional development for Library staff; mentors where appropriate

Collection Development:

  • Administers Collection Development Policy for the Library
  • Allocates resources to subject areas, and manages process of expenditures
  • Encourages participation of faculty and library staff members in collection development
  • Coordinates plans for collection development, to align with curriculum
  • Collects materials in assigned subject specialty areas
  • Annually reviews Library's serials subscriptions and standing orders with the Serials and Acquisitions librarians

Reference and Instructional Services: In collaboration with the Information Literacy Librarian

 

  • Supervises all services and activities for the Reference Department:
    • Teaches library instruction classes
    • Assists students throughout the research process including topic development, use of print and electronic resources, source evaluation, and the development of critical thinking skills
    • Collaborates with departments throughout campus to develop effective library reference services to best support curriculum and community
    • Develops and manages library instruction program to meet the needs of PMC faculty and students, including working directly with Faculty to develop course specific instructional programming, such as the Embedded Librarian program
    • Selects appropriate print and electronic materials, with the Information Literacy Librarian, as collection development coordinators for the Reference collection
    • Negotiates contracts for electronic resources and databases
    • Trains and mentors staff in reference and library instruction; assigns, coordinates and manages special projects
    • Collaborates with the Head of Access Services and the Information Literacy Librarian on maintenance of Library website, with special attention to Subject Resource Guides

Minuteman Library Network:

  • Annenberg Library voting representative to Membership Committee (governing board of MLN)
  • Reference Services primary contact
  • Academic Library Interest Group member    

Other duties:

  • Participates in day-to-day tasks of library as necessary, including staffing the circulation desk
  • Assists staff with routine functions as necessary
  • Participates in collection development in subject specialty areas
  • Serves on committees of the College or MLN as appointed or elected
  • Other related duties and responsibilities as required

 

Qualifications: MLS required; at least three years of experience in a leadership role in an academic library; demonstrated successful leadership, interpersonal and supervisory skills working with a diverse population; effective problem solving, analytical and organizational skills; ability to prepare and manage a budget; ability to develop working partnerships with faculty and academic departments; experience instructing students and researchers in the use of information resources; experience with collection development; familiarity with III's Millenium ILS desirable; familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite required; effective written and verbal communication skills; knowledge of new directions and technologies in libraries; understanding of major issues facing higher education in general and academic libraries in particular.

 

Working Conditions: Duties require extended periods of standing, walking, sitting, and talking or hearing. Duties require occasional periods of climbing or balancing, pulling/pushing items, lifting/carrying items, keyboarding, reaching with hands and arms, stooping, kneeling, crouching, or crawling. Weights up to 25 pounds are encountered. Vision requirements include close vision and ability to adjust focus. Must be able to transport oneself to off-campus work-related meetings, workshops, conferences, etc.

Please submit a letter of interest, current resume, and the names and contact information for three references tohr@pmc.edu

Selected candidate will be subject to a personal and criminal background check prior to employment.

 

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.

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

The Raynham Public Library seeks an innovative, enthusiastic and energetic individual to join our outstanding staff as the full-time Children's Librarian.

Raynham is a thriving community of 13,500 located 35 miles south of Boston. Residents value the "small-town" feel of the library, its friendly, knowledgeable and responsive staff, the variety of programming that is offered, and access to collections throughout southeast Massachusetts via the SAILS network.

Service to children is a priority. The Children's Room was completely renovated and reorganized in 2016 into a bright and welcoming space. In addition to traditional materials, it offers literacy stations, Launchpads, backpack learning kits, puppets, toys and games. The library is applying for a FY2019 LSTA Anytime STEM Learning grant to create a STEM collection for grades 3 through 5.

Under the direction of the Library Director, the Children's Librarian performs professional and supervisory work in planning, managing, implementing and executing a comprehensive program of library services to children. The work involves developing and managing collections, coordinating and executing programs designed to serve children from preschool through the junior high school level. The goals of the service include fostering literacy, encouraging reading for enrichment and pleasure, providing materials to support school assignments and teaching the use of the public library as a lifelong resource. 

This is a full-time position at 32 hours a week, with benefits that include health insurance, retirement plan, vacation, sick and holiday leave.

Qualifications: 

  • Applicants must have a thorough knowledge of children's literature, a high level of skill in creating compelling programs for various age groups and the ability to communicate with and inspire young readers.
  • Two years or more of youth services and public library experience preferred.
  • Excellent customer service and oral and written communication skills.
  • Adept use of Integrated Library Software (ILS)
  • Light physical effort required in carrying and shelving material
  • Creativity and initiative in implementing new programs and applications.
  • Superior abilities in the area of reader's advisory
  • Comfortable with new technology as well as social media.

Education Required: Master's in Library Science from an accredited school with an emphasis on services to children.

Salary: $23.85 per hour with annual step increases

Closing Date: April 19, 2018       

Position Available: June 18, 2018

Contact: Applicants should send letter of interest, resume and three references to   

Eden Fergusson, Library Director, 760 South Main Street, Raynham, MA 02767 (mail);

efergusson@sailsinc.org (email), or FAX 508-824-0494

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Librarian, e-Content Collections, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium, Andover, MA

e-Content Collections Librarian, Merrimack Valley Library Consortium

 

Position: e-Content Collections Librarian

Employment type: Full Time, permanent

Salary range: $47,502 - $63,626 in ten steps

Location: Merrimack Valley Library Consortium -- 4 High Street, North Andover, Massachusetts  01845

Contact: Eric Graham, Executive Director egraham@mvlcstaff.org

Application Instructions: Please submit your cover letter and resume via email. Include your last and first name in the file name of each document.

 

Job Description

The Electronic Content (e-Content) Collections Librarian maintains and expands MVLC's shared digital collections of books, serials, documents, audiovisuals, or other electronic materials. The e-Content Collections Librarian interacts with publishers, vendors and aggregators to select, acquire, establish, and maintain licensing and access to the consortiums shared electronic resources. Duties also include resolving complex problems related to orders, renewals, and access.  

The e-Content Collections Librarian assists MVLC user groups and individual MVLC libraries in locating, obtaining and using collections of electronic materials. The e-Content Collections Librarian selects and curates content, provides training and documentation for library staff, and measures the use of the shared e-Content collections. Works with MVLC's Information Technology staff to ensure the consortium maintains an appropriate technical infrastructure to deliver e-Content to the patrons and staff of MVLC's 36-member libraries.

 

MVLC's shared e-Content collections include OverDrive, Freegal, Axis360, and Safari. MVLC libraries' collections of e-Content include Hoopla Digital, TumbleBooks, Flipster, Zinio, and Comics Plus. The e-Content Collections Librarian is expected to work with libraries to make the most of both their shared and individual e-Content collections.

 

The Electronic Content (e-Content) Collections Librarian reports to the Assistant Executive Director.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides effective communications and quality customer service to member libraries.Effectively cooperates and communicates with fellow coworkers, vendors, and patrons.

  • Under the direction of the Assistant Executive Director, ensures that the e-Content collection acquisition procedures result in a shared consortium collection that meets the circulation turnover goals of MVLC member libraries.
  • Ensures that MVLC shared electronic collections meet the demand management goals, policies, and procedures determined by MVLC member libraries.
  • Curates shared electronic collections under the direction of the Assistant Executive Director and MVLC user groups.
  • Interacts with publishers, vendors and aggregators to select, acquire, establish, and maintain licensing and access to the consortium's shared electronic resources.
  • Serves as a resource for MVLC member library personnel on electronic resource management issues.
  • Provides leadership in developing and maintaining awareness of emerging technologies, standards, and technical issues relating to the acquisition, licensing, access, and usage of electronic resources.
  • Recommends and implements new initiatives for acquiring, managing, and processing shared electronic resources.
  • Provides troubleshooting and resolution of access problems as they arise.
  • Presents regular training programs to MVLC member library staff in the use of electronic collections.
  • Creates patron and staff facing documentation for MVLC shared electronic resources.
  • Works with the Collaborative Services librarian and PR committee to provide patron facing marketing collateral for MVLC shared e-Content collections.
  • Provides timely monthly and annual e-Content circulation statistics to MVLC member libraries.
  • Provides turnover and demand management statistical analysis for e-Content collections.
  • Meets with appropriate MVLC User Groups.
  • Executes special projects and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • ALA accredited MLS
  • Proven customer service orientation
  • Positive attitude and flexibility
  • Obsessive attention to detail
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • At least two years of experience with automated systems or databases
  • At least two years of experience in a public library environment
  • At least two years of experience with e-Content Collection Development
  • Competence working in a PC environment
  • Skills in Office 365 desirable

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Eric Graham, Executive Director, via email to egraham@mvlcstaff.org.

About Merrimack Valley Library Consortium

The MERRIMACK VALLEY LIBRARY CONSORTIUM (MVLC) is a member-driven, patron focused library network serving 36 public libraries in the greater Merrimack Valley region of Massachusetts. The Central Site is located at 4 High Street - Suite 175, North Andover, MA. MVLC is a member-governed customer support organization that helps librarians in the Merrimack Valley serve their communities. Our libraries serve an aggregate population of 766,883 citizens of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

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Head, Children's Services, Bedford Public Library, Bedford, NH

Head of Children's Services, Bedford Public Library, Full-time Position

The Bedford Public Library is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and creative individual to lead our Children's Services department. We are a busy, customer-service oriented library with over 950 children who participate in our Summer Reading Program. We are seeking a friendly person who enjoys working with children and their caregivers, has a collaborative leadership style and is dedicated to innovative programming and strong community partnerships. 

Duties include: training, supervising, and scheduling all youth services staff; providing library programming (including story times and after-school programs for youth); participating in patron services; marketing and promotion of library classes and events; outreach to local schools, preschools, and other organizations; participating in professional development opportunities; departmental budget management; and collection maintenance and development. Must be able to work independently and as part of the team. Represents the library to the community at large. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week position including one evening each week and one weekend day per month in rotation.  

Qualifications: A Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university or equivalent graduate degree or any combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Three years of progressive professional library experience required, including services to children and one year in a supervisory capacity or equivalent.

Hourly wage range: $19.51 - $28.35 with excellent benefits.

Closing Date for Résumés: April 16, 2018.

Send résumé, cover letter & 3 professional references to: Mary Ann C. Senatro, Director, Email: msenatro@bedfordnh.org

Bedford Public Library, 3 Meetinghouse Rd. Bedford, NH   03110

Complete job description and more information at www.bedfordnhlibrary.org

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Archivist, Old South Church, Boston, MA

Old South Church in Boston

Part-time Archivist

Participate in preserving the history of Boston by managing in the maintenance of historical records of Old South Church. Specific duties include:

  • Working with an existing catalog, the archivist will assign continue to add accretions to an existing vertical file and series of the historical collection.
  • Catalogue rare books and Old South Church historical publications. 
  • Assist with preparations for anniversary celebration, which could include exhibits, research coordination, and rights determination for publication.
  • Process collection of visual materials including works of art and photographs.
  • Process other backlogged collections.
  • Coordinate records collection with Old South Church staff.

We seek either a professional archivist with MLS or an advanced student in an archival program. Must be comfortable working independently and lifting 30-40 pounds. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite products, Google Drive, and familiar with archival standards such as DACS and EAD.

Begins April 2018.

$20/hour at 8 hours per week.

Schedule is very flexible Monday through Saturday between the hours of 8am and 7 pm.

Please send resume and cover letter to: helen@oldsouth.org and mbrown0608@gmail.com

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Librarian, Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth, NH

LIBRARIAN I - REFERENCE DEPARTMENT (Full Time)

POSITION TITLE: Librarian I - Reference Department

SALARY RANGE:  $41,322-$50,123

QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must possess a Master's Degree in Library Science and/or an equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience. Candidate should have experience processing and managing special collections and archival materials.  He/she must have a good understanding of library automation systems, Microsoft Office applications, internet resources and be comfortable working with a wide range of information technology devices. Position includes some evening and weekend hours.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES: The purposes of this position are to independently and collaboratively perform professional library services, coordinate one or more department service areas, and create a welcoming, warm and respectful environment for library patrons and staff.

  • Answers in-depth, complex reference questions in person, by phone, using email, etc. Helps patrons locate materials within the building and available electronically; helps obtain other materials by placing holds, initiating interlibrary loan requests and processing purchase requests.
  • Performs research and assists with research queries.
  • Assists patrons with using the library's public computers and the software available on them including Microsoft Office applications, internet browsers and more
  • Assists patrons with using microfilm readers, fax service, public scanner and public print management system
  • Participates in materials selection and maintenance to better meet customer needs
  • Registers patrons for the use of various library services, including study rooms, museum passes, computer classes, library programs, etc.; explains procedures
  • Tracks of a wide variety of usage and service statistics on a daily basis, and assists in preparing statistical reports
  • Offers individual and/or group computer instruction, creating or updating lesson plans and handouts when necessary
  • Participates in departmental social media efforts and write or assist with local history blog entries.
  • Helps plan and implement library programs, possibly serving on the library's Programming Committee
  • Interprets and implements library policies, rules and procedures and assists in their evaluation for effectiveness, efficiency and contribution to customer service
  • Performs such other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned



SCOPE OF EXAMINATION:

Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview

Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing & background check.


Job also listed at https://www.cityofportsmouth.com/hr/job-opportunities#lrd

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Director of Earned Revenues & Guest Services Echo, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain, Burlington, VT

Director of Earned Revenues and Guest Services ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain is an innovative science and nature center located on the second most visited spot in Vermont - Burlington's Waterfront. ECHO leverages its unique setting to inspire and engage families in the joy of scientific discovery, wonder of nature, and care of Lake Champlain. ECHO is seeking a strategic, entrepreneurial and customer-centered Director of Earned Revenues and Guest Services.

As a key member of ECHO's leadership team, this Director provides executive leadership for increasing sales income across the center's operations and ensures excellent guest service. Responsibilities include overseeing the museum's admission, registration and retail operations; managing our cafe and catering contracts; maximizing event rental, merchandise, parking, membership and theater sales; and leading the development of customer service training and protocols. This position reports directly to the Executive Director. The successful candidate will be a strong manager, systems thinker, and sales-savvy leader with 5-10 years of experience in leadership roles directly expanding sales in a customer-facing field. ECHO offers a competitive benefits package and salary is commensurate with experience.

ECHO is an Equal Opportunity Employer and applications from women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and people from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged. Please send resume and cover letter via email with Director of Earned Revenues and Guest Services in the subject line to jobs@echovermont.org.

Application Deadline: April 14, 2018.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: 8028641848

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Metadata and Discovery Strategy Librarian, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH

Metadata and Discovery Strategy Librarian

University of New Hampshire Library

Durham, NH

 

The University of New Hampshire Library seeks a dynamic, creative librarian to join our Metadata and Cataloging unit. The Metadata and Discovery Strategy Librarian will play an important role in the development, implementation, and evolution of strategies and services for the discovery of library resources and the continuous improvement of the user experience. Collaborating with colleagues in Digital Scholarship division, the incumbent will significantly support the success of the University of New Hampshire Library digital initiatives by balancing current techniques with new developments, such as linked data for digital scholarship.

 

The Metadata and Discovery Strategy Librarian will participate in innovative research and development projects related to enhanced metadata and digital content and is expected to implement a strategic vision for metadata and lead the implementation of metadata standards, practices, and workflows.

 

The incumbent is responsible for assessing and managing aspects of the life cycle of electronic resources, which includes cataloging/metadata, access, discovery, assessment, and problem resolution.

 

Reporting to the Dean of the University Library through the Library Department Chair, this is a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position with appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, depending on qualifications. The successful candidate will be expected to meet University and Library promotion and tenure requirements, which, among other things, include scholarship and active participation in library, university, and professional service.

 

Minimum contractual salary offer for FY19 is $77,670 for the rank of Assistant Professor with a competitive benefits package.

 

The University of New Hampshire is a major research institution, providing comprehensive, high-quality undergraduate programs and graduate programs of distinction. UNH is located in Durham on a 188-acre campus, 60 miles north of Boston and 8 miles from the Atlantic coast, and is convenient to New Hampshire's lakes and mountains. There is a student enrollment of over 15,000 students, with over 900(full and part-time) faculty, offering 90 undergraduate and more than 70 graduate programs. UNH tenure-track faculty are represented by the AAUP for collective bargaining.

 

The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

 

For a full job description and application process, please visit https://jobs.usnh.edu/. Review of applications will begin April  and will continue until the position is filled.

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Conservation Technician, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Conservation Technician

Collections Conservation and Housings

Yale University Library

 

Grade D

STARS Requisition number: 48097BR

 

For a complete job description please go to:

http://www.yale.edu/jobs/

 

Position Focus:

Under the direction of the Assistant Chief Conservator, Collection Conservation and Housings, performs a variety of tasks related to the conservation of books and other library materials from Yale's general, circulating, rare, and special collections.

 

Treatments applied in combination include, but are not limited to, conservation rebinding, rebacking and board reattachment; surface cleaning; aqueous treatment; mending and/or lining; tape and adhesive removal. Designs and makes complex, custom-fit enclosures for fragile objects using supplied materials. These may include custom 4-flap, clamshell or 2-piece boxes, which can be made by hand or using a Kasemake automated box-making system and its unique software. Tracks incoming and outgoing collection items for the unit. May assist with surveys noting general conditions of cultural property. Assists with laboratory maintenance, supply inventories, and restocking; prepares solutions and other stock treatment essentials (e.g., paste, adhesives). Selects and uses appropriate specialized tools and equipment appropriate for the treatment task; this includes but is not limited to hand tools, book presses, board shears, guillotine, ultrasonic welder, board creaser, suction table and suction disc. As needed, assists in the preparation and installation of library materials for exhibition. Assists with disaster recovery operations following standard recovery procedures. Performs other duties as assigned.

 

Education and Experience:

Six years of related work experience, four of them in the same job family at the next lower level, and high school level education; or four years of related work experience and an Associate's degree; or little or no work experience and a Bachelor's degree in a related field; or an equivalent combination of experience and education. 

 

Skill/Ability:

Demonstrated knowledge of the fundamentals, techniques and history of bookbinding, printing, and book treatment and conservation. A portfolio of relevant work is required.

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Section Head, Technology Services, Fall River Public Library, Fall River, MA

Section Head - Technology Services, Fall River Public Library

Fall River Public Library seeks a versatile professional to supervise technology in the library and participate in technology training for the public. This position has some flexibility and combines both IT and public service responsibilities. New graduates and those completing their MLIS degree soon are encouraged to apply. 

As the Supervisor of Technology Services in the library, the person in this position will be responsible for the oversight, maintenance, and administration of all library technology, including but not limited to public and staff computers, peripherals, management of library website and online services, wi-fi and other networks, security cameras, PA system, and other technology, as needed.

  • Develops and maintains a Library Technology Plan and technology inventory
  • Conducts technology classes for the public and staff on the use of library technology and personal e-devices
  • Monitors and operates the use of the technology room/digital media lab
  • Works at one or more public service desks in the library as needed
  • Provides leadership to identify, assess, recommend, and implement emerging technologies
  • Installs and configures all library software and hardware and troubleshoots problems; coordinates with regional network (SAILS) as needed; participates in professional development to keep knowledge current
  • Has the versatility to deal with multiple issues, handle problems as they arise, and help out in other areas as needed

For a complete job description, visit fallriverlibrary.org/FRPL_Job.html

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:

Highly skilled in computers, networking, and other technical applications pertaining to library work; must be able to train others in automated library systems and general technology functions; must be familiar with general library operations and material; willingness to maintain state-of-the-art technical skills. This is a highly technical professional position requiring an in-depth technical knowledge of a specific area of the library profession as well as a thorough familiarity with current trends in the library field.  Requires a high degree of interaction with other professionals, librarians, and the general public; well-developed interpersonal skills is required.

 

Full Time

Education

MLS

Salary

min. $1,444.20 max. $1,704.90 (bi-weekly)

Closing Date

March 28, 2018

How to Apply

Please submit your letter of interest and resume to: Madeline Coelho, Human Resources Director, One Government Center, Fall River, MA 02722 OR e-mail mcoelho@fallriverma.org   

By: March 28, 2018

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Freelance Taxonomist, National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA

The National Fire Protection Association is looking for a freelance taxonomist or independent taxonomy consultant for a series of 2-3 projects. Each project includes building out our semantic model (taxonomy/ontology), documenting and/or fixing autotagging issues, and researching terminology in the important discipline of fire safety.

 

Given the nature of these projects, we are seeking a person with at least 3+ years of hands-on experience in taxonomy building and/or indexing of technical content using autoclassification software. 

Experience with ontologies and rules-based autoclassification engines is preferred, and specific experience with Smartlogic Semaphore is highly desirable.

 

If you would like to be considered for this engagement, please email a copy of your resume to Edee Edwards at eedwards@nfpa.org

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Executive Director, Gundalow Company, Portsmouth, NH

Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Executive Director will have overall strategic responsibility for Gundalow Company's staff, crew, programs, fundraising, operations and execution of its mission. She or he will initially develop a deep knowledge of Gundalow Company's core marine environmental and experiential education programs for school groups, the public, and River Rats Camp, as well as year-round operations, community collaborations, and business plan.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate: Senior management experience; track record of effectively leading and expanding a nonprofit organization with a similar or larger budget and staff; evidence of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth; Unwavering commitment to experiential/marine/environmental education programs; Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget; Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships; Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders and cultures; Strong written and verbal communication skills; Ability to work effectively in collaboration with diverse groups of people; Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative approach to business planning; Passion, idealism, integrity, positive attitude, mission-driven, visionary and self-directed.

Send resume with cover letter as a PDF file by April 15th 2018 to info@gundalow.org addressed to "Gundalow Company Executive Director Search Committee." Include contact information for at least three references.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Anticipated starting date July 15- August 1, 2018.

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Librarian, Tower Hill Botanic Garden, Boylston, MA

Direct Manager: Jessica Pederson, Director of Education & Audience Engagement

Department/Group: Education  &  Audience  Engagement

Job Category: Non-Exempt, Permanent, Part-time

Location: Boylston, MA

Travel Required: Yes, local

Salary Or Rate Range:  Commensurate with Experience

Contact: Jessica Pederson,  jpederson@towerhillbg.org

Posting Expires: Open until filled

Application Instructions: Please submit your cover letter and resume. Include your last and first name in the file name of each document.

 

THE ORGANIZATION

Tower Hill Botanic Garden's mission is to inspire the use and appreciation of horticulture to improve lives, enrich communities and strengthen commitment to the natural world. Our core values are Learning, Stewardship, Sustainability, Inclusivity, Joy and Excellence. Our vision is to build on Tower Hill Botanic Garden's unique vantage point atop Tower Hill in Central New England. We will grow our gardens and programs to connect with new audiences and deepen our relationship with those who know us. Our gardens will become a must-see destination drawing visitors from near and far. We will strive to become a collection of people and plants that can make a difference beyond our boundaries. We will work with others to develop and disseminate plant-based solutions to societal issues. Finally, we will lead some of those efforts to build a better world with plants and people.

 

POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the direction of the Director of Education and Audience Engagement, and working as a member of the Education and Audience Engagement team, the Librarian manages the Tower Hill Library and Non- Living Collections. The Tower Hill Library is found on the lower level of the Stoddard Education and Visitors Center and is home to more than 8,000 resources which support the mission of the organization.

Tower Hill's Non-Living Collections are subdivided into three categories: General Collections, including circulating and non-circulating materials (e.g., books, DVDs, encyclopedias, directories, journals); Special Collections including rare print materials (e.g. herbals, compendiums) and institutional archives (e.g., annual reports, exhibition records, correspondence); and Teaching Collections including decorative arts (e.g. portraits, furnishings, etc).                                          

Tower Hill opened in 1986 but its history as the Worcester County Horticultural Society dates back to the 1840's and the Library goes back almost as far. Early library holdings began with donations from founders and members. Today the Library provides access to a robust circulating collection on gardening for all ages and abilities, institutional and garden historical records, and regular exhibitions of archival materials. Visitors are encouraged to read, study, research, and play in the children's area.

Typical duties include:

  • selecting, cataloging, and classifying Library resources.
  • managing accessions and deaccessions.
  • using, updating, and maintaining library systems, databases, and content managements systems.
  • inventorying, weeding, and maintaining the collections.
  • overseeing reference and helping patrons to navigate electronic records and resources.
  • coordinating Library web page updates.
  • ensuring that the Library supports the organization's mission and meets the needs of target audiences.
  • creating an environment that attracts and invites adults and youth to use the collections.
    • thinking strategically about the Library's future and niche in the region and strategizing ways to keep the Library relevant.
    • answering patron questions about the Library and Non-Living collections.
    • supporting independent research and learning.
    • maintaining records and reporting on usage and visitation.
      • overseeing the preservation and conservation of institutional records, rare materials and art and artifacts stored in the vault and throughout the buildings and gardens.
      • assisting with the promotion and marketing of the Library.
        • collaborating with the education team to offer a robust array of programming and exhibitions in the Library for adults and youth.
        • training and overseeing the work of volunteers.
        • managing and administering approved Library budget.
          • attending staff meetings as necessary and serving on or providing information to designated Board committees.
          • coordinating the development of promotional materials such as bookmarks and displays for the children's area.
          • utilizing a variety of techniques (e.g., community reads, discussion groups) to encourage Library use.
          • working with the Manager of Adult Education to identify authors for lectures and book signings.
          • evaluating Library programs and activities and implementing improvements based on the results.
          • preparing items for digitization.
          • performing additional duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 

SCHEDULE

The Librarian's position is hourly and non-exempt from overtime. The standard work schedule for this position is 21 hours per week, and will include weekends, 9:30am-4:30pm (21 hours for 52 weeks, full year).

 

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

The ideal candidate will:

  • have a bachelors or masters degree from an ALA-accredited library program.
  • have at least 5 years experience working in a library.
  • have experience working in a small and/or special library.
  • be flexible and willing to adapt to change, and interested in helping envision change.
    • have excellent customer service and interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal tactfully with visitors, students, volunteers, instructors, and staff.
    • have knowledge and proficiency with OCLC, MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data, RTF, reference databases, Microsoft Offi suite, integrated library systems, and content management software is essential.
    • be proficient with CyberTools, LibGuides, and PastPerfect.
    • have experience analyzing visitor trends and implementing changes in a Library.
      • have experience or certification with archival management.
      • have excellent verbal and written communication skills.
      • have strong organizational, time management, oral, and written skills.
      • have a strong interest or experience in the field of horticulture, botany, biology, gardening, natural science, or a similar subject.
      • be able to create and adhere to a budget.
      • have knowledge of children's resources.
      • have experience working with a variety of young audiences, including school groups, PreK-12 community groups, and families.

 

In addition, the position requires:

  • the ability to lift 25 lbs. or more
  • passing a state background check and a valid driver's license.

 

In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, Tower Hill Botanic Garden aims to create an inclusive workplace that values each member of our team. We aspire to refl and serve our visitors as well as the communities of Worcester County, Massachusetts and New England.

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Digital Scholarship & Instruction Librarian, Salve Regina University, Newport, RI

https://salve.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=95094

 

The Digital Scholarship and Instruction Librarian will facilitate and play a leading role in the library's digital scholarship initiatives.

Working with other librarians, students, faculty, and other campus and community partners, the incumbent will develop, implement, expand, and sustain services that support current and emerging research, teaching, and creative activities at Salve Regina University. The librarian will develop a vision for integrating digital scholarship into the information literacy mission of the library and participate in marketing and outreach that communicates and advances that vision for the library, university, and community. 

Additionally, the librarian will support the library and Salve Regina University community by providing information literacy instruction, supporting the current technical infrastructure, and liaising with selected academic departments.

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Library Media Specialist, Concord Public Schools, Concord, MA

The Library Media Specialist is responsible for the delivery of Library/Media curriculum and for differentiating instruction. Familiarity with standard-based education and mastery of technology skills are required. Self reflection skills, data analysis competencies, and the ability to effectively collaborate with others are essential. The successful candidate will have the ability to work well with students, parents, colleagues and community members. Strong written and verbal communication skills are a must. A bachelor's degree and an appropriate Massachusetts teaching license are required; a master's degree is preferred. 

Salary: Appropriate step and lane on the teachers' salary scale

Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle High School are seeking diverse and culturally competent educators.


It is the policy of the Concord Public Schools and Concord-Carlisle Regional School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, gender, religion, national origin, gender identity, color, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, criminal record, genetics, or disability in its employment practices.

For more information, click here.

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Chief Financial Officer, Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT

A key member of the senior management team and one of five direct reports to the Museum's President, the Chief Financial Officer is the senior financial position within the Museum and oversees all financial matters. The CFO is responsible for all business development and earned revenue streams for the Museum as well as developing the infrastructure and systems needed to support substantial growth over the next 5-10 years.

Direct reports include: Controller, Director of Communications, Director of Facilities, Director of Information Technology, Director of the Maritime Art Gallery, Marketing Manager, and Group Sales and Business Development Manager. The CFO also has responsibility for managing two key outsourced relationships (food service and a retail store). The CFO works closely with the President, COO, and other senior managers to assess all programs, projects, budgets, and business decisions as they relate to the Strategic Plan and institutional priorities.

Qualifications & Experience: A minimum of 10-15 years of experience in a senior operational and/or financial role in a complex organization with multiple revenue streams; proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, experience with Blackbaud products a plus; BA required, CPA and/or MBA a plus; A proven track record of marketing experience and business development acumen.

To view the full job description and to apply, please visit https://recruiting.myapps.paychex.com/appone/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=1893109.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Senior Associate II, Records Methodology and Guidance, Lenox Executive Search, Lenox, MA

9442 - Regulatory Affairs Associate, Senior Associate II, Records Methodology and Guidance 

03/26/2018 to 09/28/2018

For more information, contact Dawn Carey at:

 

Description:

Senior Associate II, Records Methodology and Guidance 

Reporting to the Director, Records Methodology & Guidance and TMF, the Senior Associate II, Records Methodology and Guidance provides compliance and quality assurance support to all Global Development departments regarding the management of Global Development records throughout their lifecycle. 

Additionally, the Senior Associate II works with the Senior Manager, Records Methodology & Guidance to support Global Development colleagues to develop, execute and measure records-related programs and internal controls to ensure that operations are conducted in compliance with applicable records management standards, and to ensure that Global Development and its personnel consistently adhere to the highest ethical standards and comply with applicable legal and regulatory records management requirements. He or she will support the communication and education of staff on records policies and governance. 

The Senior Associate II will be a part of the organization's records management function responsible for developing and implementing the records management program for Global Development, which will include the standards, tools, processes and systems necessary to ensure records management compliance. The Senior Associate II will support workstreams and projects that deliver key strategic objectives and align with and support projects involving records management. 

Because the organization's functions are themselves accountable for implementing projects and solutions for records management compliance within their functional areas, the Senior Associate II will focus on providing functional expertise for successful implementation. In addition, the Senior Associate II will share responsibility for delivering the records management vision to the organization as part of a team that interacts across Global Development. 

Provide support to Senior Manager, Records Methodology & Guidance in providing advice and expertise to all business partners on best practices in records management, serving as a Center of Excellence for Global Development. 

Provide support for program and project management support for records management projects.  

Creation and delivery of training materials/resources to support records management initiatives across Global Development 

In collaboration with IT and appropriate business partners, maintain appropriate records management process and system solutions. These solutions will include basic records management processes and applications, such as an electronic archiving process/solution. 

Facilitate workstreams such as Authortative Source across Global Development and provide ongoing support for the Authoritative Source Map.  

Maintains awareness of trends, technologies, practices and issues in records management. These include compliance, archiving, storage, disposition practices, litigation, emerging technologies and standards (e.g. 21 CFR Part 11). 

Execute on the Mergers / Acquisitions / Alliances / Divestitures framework supporting information integration activities required for mergers, acquisitions, alliances and divestitures. 


Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant field (e.g. business, records management, information management).
  • Advanced degree such as Master's in Library/Information Sciences desirable.
  • At least 3 years of biotech/pharmaceutical experience, specifically in the areas of interpreting regulations, guidelines and policies to create a meaningful monitoring and compliance framework in records & information management with progressively increasing responsibilities.
  • Project Management experience
  • Communications and training experience
  • Ability to interpret records management-related regulations, guidelines and policies - understand where to find and keep up-to-date with new and updated regulations, guidances and policies
  • Technology -- ability to assess and convey to others the implications of computerizing records management processes. For example, an understanding of validation process and 21CFR Part 11 "Electronic Records, Electronic Signatures" is an important competency for this role.

 

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Librarian, Environmental Studies, Yale University, New Haven, CT

Librarian for Environmental Studies - 47956BR

http://bit.ly/2I91xiF

 

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

 

General Purpose: Reporting to the Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs at the Center for Science and Social Science Information, this position facilitates access to the services and collections of a complex, multi-faceted research/academic library through direct contact with researchers and the development and promotion of services and collections. The Librarian for Environmental Studies is a member of the CSSSI team and participates in Yale University Library programs and committees.

 

The incumbent provides research support to graduate students and faculty in the School of Forestry & Environmental Studies and to undergraduate students in the Environmental Studies major through research consultations, course-integrated instruction, and other modes. As the subject specialist for environmental studies, the librarian provides research support and instruction to Yale students and faculty across the campus and works closely with library colleagues to support interdisciplinary teaching, learning, and research related to environmental issues. Provides research consultations and instruction in the discovery, use, and management of text and data. Supports research and raises awareness of resources through outreach efforts such as department-based office hours, social media, and workshops. Creates and maintains research guides and other research support tools. Collaborates with librarians, archivists, GIS specialists, and Digital Scholarship specialists to support research and teaching.

 

Provides consultation and instruction in the discovery, use, and management of locally created and externally available environmental data. Collaborates with librarians, GIS and Digital Scholarship specialists, and other campus partners to develop scalable, sustainable, and domain-appropriate data and GIS services in support of environmental research at Yale.

 

Selects materials in all formats related to environmental studies, forestry, sustainability, and other topics relevant to teaching and research at Yale. Works closely with the CSSSI Director of Collection Management, Technical Services, and Access Services to review and acquire materials. Responsible for managing collections funds, evaluating approval plans, and maintaining collection development statements in assigned subject areas.

 

Participates in outreach and research/instruction program planning and implementation for the CSSSI. Participates in Yale Library planning, committees, and task forces, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's research support services and collections.

 

Required Education and Experience: 

  1. Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master's degree in library science.
  2. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  3. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  4. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  5. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.

Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank

 

Qualifications:

  • A minimum of two years of professional experience.
  • Demonstrated skill in providing high quality, user-centered research support services, preferably in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, evaluate, and instruct researchers in the use of resources relevant to the interdisciplinary field of environmental studies.
  • Demonstrated ability to find and use numeric and/or geospatial data.

Preferred Education and Experience: Undergraduate and/or advanced degree in environmental studies or a science or social science discipline. Experience with collection development in an academic environment. Experience with data management and data archiving procedures. Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages.

 

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/2I91xiF

Please be sure to reference this website when applying for this position.

 

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

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

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Library Director, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, CT

Director of the J. Eugene Smith Library, Eastern Connecticut State University

Eastern Connecticut State University, Connecticut's public liberal arts university, seeks a dynamic leader to become the Director of the J. Eugene Smith Library. Reporting to the Provost, the Library Director provides leadership to support the educational mission of the University.

The Director of Library Services provides strategic direction for library service and is a visible and articulate advocate for initiatives that support the University's strategic plan. The Library Director collaborates with faculty, staff, students, and administrators to leverage the Library's presence and support for service to the University community.

The Director of Library Services must be a strong communicator, and a leader who will foster collaborative relationships internally, across campus, in the community, within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities system, and with other institutions. The Director must possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively within a culture of diversity and inclusion.

The Library Director must possess a deep understanding of issues relevant to academic librarianship, including library technologies, information literacy, digital libraries, outcomes assessment, strategic planning, and scholarly communication and publishing.

 

About the J. Eugene Smith Library:

Built in 1998, the 127,000 square foot Smith Library is an inviting social and intellectual center of the campus. With shelving capacity for over a half million volumes, and seating capacity for 900, the library provides a modern, spacious, and well-equipped environment for student study and research.  The library offers over 60 computers for student use, and has Wi-Fi throughout the building.  The Library also houses a café, and the Academic Services Center, as well as the Center for Instructional Technology. Twenty-six full time staff, supplemented by part-time staff, provide a welcoming and capable workforce to accomplish the library's service goals.  Librarians are tenure track members of the University faculty.

 

Major Responsibilities

  • Oversee all aspects of library administration including daily operations, strategic planning, budget planning, facilities management, collections stewardship, and assessment of library services and resources. 
  • Supervise, lead, inspire, support, evaluate and further develop a skilled, collaborative, service-oriented library faculty and staff that embraces change, innovation, and risk-taking.
  • Provide strategic vision and direction, in collaboration with the library staff, for initiatives in support of the University's mission and goals, including resource sharing, preservation, coordinated collection development, scholarship, and student success.
  • Represent the library, establish and maintain collaborative relationships across campus, in the community, within the Connecticut State Colleges and Universities (CSCU) system, and with other institutions.
  • Prepare annual and other reports on library operations.

 

Requirements:

  • Master's degree in library or information science from an American Library Association accredited program.
  • Minimum seven years of experience in an academic or research library, with at least two years of library management experience including personnel evaluation.
  • Record of service-oriented leadership and collaborative partnerships with various campus and professional constituencies.
  • Evidence of scholarly or professional achievement.
  • Evidence of a collaborative leadership style and the ability to develop and sustain productive and harmonious relationships with faculty, students, library staff, and colleagues.
  • A record of supporting staff professional development.

 

Desired:

  • Additional advanced degree.
  • Professional experience in a liberal arts college/university library.
  • Experience managing in a collective bargaining environment.

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter that addresses qualifications for the position and a CV. In addition, applicants should supply three letters of reference. All application materials should be submitted to librarysearch@easternct.edu.

Review of completed applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled.

 

About Eastern Connecticut State University:

Eastern Connecticut State University, the state's public liberal arts university serving approximately 5400 students, offers a wide range of undergraduate majors in the arts and sciences and professional studies, as well as selected graduate programs. Located in historic Windham County in the heart of eastern Connecticut, the University is midway between New York City and Boston and only a short drive from Hartford, the state capital. Eastern is a member of COPLAC and has been named one of the nation's "Great Colleges to Work for" by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the last seven years. 

Eastern Connecticut State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Stacey Close, Associate Vice President for Equity and Diversity, 860-465-5791, closes@easternct.edu.

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Film Archivist, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, RI

Film Archivist and Curator of Recorded Media

Position Description

The Rhode Island Historical Society seeks an innovative, experienced, and energetic Film Archivist and Curator of Recorded Media to join the collections staff in a permanent, full-time position. Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director of Collections and Interpretation, the Film Archivist is responsible for the management, cataloging, preservation, acquisition recommendations,  and promotion of the RIHS's moving image, film, and audio-visual collections. They will cultivate relationships with filmmakers, researchers, curators, donors, and collectors, through partnerships and programming, to advance the RIHS's mission to promote and preserve its collection of more than 9 million feet of moving image film and over 2,000 sound recordings (from oral history projects to jazz performances). They will also take the lead in planning to acquire, catalog, and archive born-digital recordings which are in line with the collecting scope of the RIHS.

Requirements

Bachelor's degree (preferably in history or a related humanities field); Master's degree in Library Science, history, photograph and film preservation, or related field; a minimum of 2 years of direct professional experience in the care and management of historic film collections.

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have knowledge of current archival standards, practices, theory, and implementation with respect to audio-visual collections, including appraisal methods, arrangement and description, cataloging, preservation and access. Further qualifications include experience with and demonstrated knowledge of best practices for creating digital surrogates and supporting data storage; familiarity with current editing software, databases and data entry standards; proficiency in historical research; a dedication to collaborative work; excellent communications skills (both oral and written); and the ability to lift up to 40 pounds.

Responsibilities

The Film Archivist and Curator of Recorded Media will respond to reference and research queries related to the film and audio collections; formulate and update policies for use, reproduction, and preservation of the collections; apply current processing methods to arrange, catalog and describe the collections; manage interns and volunteers working with the collections; prioritize workflow for digitization and assist in fundraising and grant-writing to support preservation and promotional projects; and participate in professional development and represent the RIHS at regional and national conferences.

The Collections

The film archive was created in 1969 with the donation of news film from station WPRI, and has since grown with the acquisition (by gift or purchase) of silent films, home movies, industrial film, promotional films (for business and tourism), documentaries, amateur theater productions, and educational film, as well as the archives of stations WJAR (the NBC affiliate), WTEV (now WNLE, the ABC affiliate), and WSBE (Rhode Island PBS). In total, the RIHS stewards a collection of over 9 million feet of moving image film footage, ranking it among the top five regional film archives in the United States.

Compensation

Commensurate with experience.

Benefits 

Health care insurance, single plan starting the 1st of the month following date of hire. TIAA/CREF retirement plan after completing twenty-four (24) months of employment. Life and disability Insurance.  Sick time, holidays, and vacation time.

EEO Statement

The Rhode Island Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws.

TO APPLY

Please email a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to jobs@rihs.org with "Film Archivist & Curator of Recorded Media" in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on February 19, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. 

No phone calls, please.

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Florence B. Selden Fellow, Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

Reporting to the Curators of Prints and Drawings at the Yale University Art Gallery, the Selden Fellow will supervise the department's active study room and act as the primary liaison between the department and faculty teaching from the collections of works on paper.

The Fellow will prepare and follow through to publication the list of the department's acquisitions in the Gallery's annual Bulletin, conduct scholarly research to catalogue new acquisitions, answer queries about the collection, and interact with scholars, students, and the public on matters concerning the collection. The Fellow may also have the opportunity to assist with the organization of exhibitions.

This salaried position carries with it the full range of benefits.

Please include the following with your application: cover letter describing career goals and why this position is of particular interest to you; CV; graduate transcript; an example of recent written research (maximum 2 pages); names and contact information of three references (letters not necessary). Review of applications will begin April 2nd.

Required: M.A. in Art History or related field.

Qualifications: Commitment to object-based teaching with a strong interest in the graphic arts; ability to handle original works of art with care. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate with the staff and the public in a knowledgeable and professional manner. Ability to exercise discretion and to be a team player in an active office and museum environment. Well-developed written communication skills.

Preferred: Museum and/or teaching experience; familiarity with European languages.

Application: For more information and immediate consideration, please apply online at http://bit.ly/2FopzEu. AA/EEO -

 

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Data Librarian, Yale University, New Haven, CT

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In an ever-changing, data-intensive environment, the Data Librarian is an enthusiastic, user-centered individual who will be responsible for the design of the library's data support program, working collaboratively with others at Yale involved in data education and policy. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Research and Education Services and is a member of the Research and Education Team.

Through consultation and collaboration, the Data Librarian works to enable faculty, students, clinicians and researchers to leverage data resources to the fullest, providing information on acquisition and management of datasets for biomedical, clinical, and health sciences research. Increases the visibility and usability of data resources through research consultations, workshops and course-integrated instruction, online research guides, and outreach efforts. With an understanding of best practices and knowledge of a wide range of datasets and information resources, the librarian identifies the data needs of the Yale biomedical community. The librarian develops and provides training, instruction and strategies to best use data resources and tools. The incumbent supports the discovery, use, and management of locally created and externally available data.

The Data Librarian will serve as the in-house expert for staff and users on the research data management cycle, collaborating closely with the Biomedical Research Support librarian and other librarians involved in data at Yale. The librarian helps researchers manage their data, navigate Yale University's available data landscape, and adhere to federal or other grant funding agencies' data management and public access policies and requirements. Serves as a primary liaison between the Library and data groups within the Medical Center and is pivotal to defining and expanding the Library's role in supporting innovation in data services, including biomedical informatics and precision medicine. The Data Librarian will advocate FAIR Data Principles, the library's role in addressing research reproducibility, and will be knowledgeable about appropriate discipline-specific health sciences repositories. The Data Librarian will coordinate the Medical Library's data policies and evaluate and promote data tools and services.

This librarian is a member of the Research Data Consultation Group, and develops relationships with campus groups, including the Yale Center for Biomedical Data Science, Yale Center for Analytical Sciences (YCAS), and Joint Data Analytics Team (JDAT), concerning issues of managing, curating, visualizing, analyzing, sharing, and preserving research data. Participates in outreach and research/instruction program planning and implementation for the Medical Library. Participates in Yale Library planning, committees, and task forces, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's research support services and collections. May represent Yale to state, national, and international data organizations.

Essential Duties:

  1. Develops and coordinates research data support services.
  2. Develops and leads instructional sessions about the use of various data resources and tools, and best practices for data access, collection, management, preservation and dissemination with a targeted focus on medical and health-related data.
  3. Provides data lifecycle support to faculty, students and staff in academic departments, schools and research center through consultations and in-person and virtual reference services
  4. Assists in locating external datasets, writing data management plans, and identifying data management resources. Offers data management education tailored to the needs of departments and labs.
  5. Monitors the landscape of data management plans required by funding agencies (National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation, etc.) and major biomedical publishers and begins to design support services to respond to these requirements.
  6. As a representative of the library, interacts with various groups involved in data science, such as the Yale Center for Analytical Sciences, the Joint Data Analytics Team, and the Yale Center for Biomedical Data Science, and collaborates with other Yale University Library and University-wide data interest groups to promote awareness of data resources, products, and services among faculty, students and staff through outreach and embedded activities.
  7. Coordinates ongoing training and support for library staff on research data management fundamentals and services.
  8. Develops library collections of data and data-related materials.
  9. Develops and maintains awareness of data-centered strategies and technologies across the health sciences; attends relevant professional development activities and conferences
  10. May work across the different Yale campuses: Medical, Central, West, and Science campuses.
  11. May participate in the library's long-established departmental liaison and/or Personal Library programs.
  12. May be required to assist with disaster recovery.
  13. May perform other duties as assigned.

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Teen Services Manager, Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA

Librarian II - Teen Services Manager, Cary Memorial Library, Lexington, MA
Can you recognize a porg? Do you know how to find the location of Summoner's Rift? Do you have Sir Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington's Death Day circled on your calendar? How up to date are you on current meme meta? Does a room full of more than 50 teens put you on your "A Game"? If so, then come join our team!
Cary Memorial Library is seeking a creative, forward thinking, and energetic person to join our team as a full-time Teen Services Manager (Librarian II) in the Youth Services Department. As the 6th busiest library in the Commonwealth, Cary Memorial Library works hard to be at the forefront of library services and offers many opportunities to explore innovative programs, partnerships, and library services. The Youth Services Department works as a strong team, playing to the strengths and skills of our members. Youth Services Librarians are expected to push their knowledge and comfort zones to stay current with the needs and interests of the community. We celebrate the diversity of our community through our programming and our collections. We are a busy and energetic department with an enthusiastic service population from toddlers to teens.
As part of a busy, service-oriented environment, the Teen Services Manager oversees all aspects of services for patrons in grades 6 - 12, including collection development and collection maintenance, reader's advisory, programming, outreach, and the management of the Library's recently constructed Teen Room. The Teen Room is the after school hub for teens in town and will often have 50 teens present after school, with more than 100 teens present on school early release days. The Teen Services Manager serves as second in command for the Youth Service Department and is responsible for the scheduling of all youth services service desks. The Teen Services Manager supervises one full-time Library Technician, and oversees all library staff who work shifts on the Teen Room Service Desk during their shifts. This position is a part of the Library's Leadership Team.
If you are interested in joining a wonderful, collegial staff and serving a great library-friendly community, we would very much like to meet you.
Qualifications
We're looking for an experienced and dedicated professional with:
  • ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library Science is required 
  • Two (2) years experience working with teens in a library setting;  minimum two (2) years supervisory experience
  • An interest in trying new things and the ability to embrace the changing nature of library work
  • Self-motivated team player who has a genuine respect for and interest in working with teenagers
  • Must demonstrate a respect for diversity and promote inclusive services
  • Must demonstrate attention to detail as well as the ability to multi-task and remain focused despite frequent interruptions  
  • Experience using Sierra software is preferred, although we will consider candidates with experience using other automated library systems
This is a full-time position with a 37 hours/week schedule including one evening/week and one Saturday/month. Additional nights and weekends as needed for programs. 
Salary
$29.11 - $34.75 hourly, commensurate with experience, plus an excellent benefits package
Closing Date
Open until filled, but priority will be given to applications in by 3/9/2018
How to Apply
Preference given to applications received before 5pm on Friday, March 9, 2018. To apply send a resume, letter of application, and three references to Andrea Morrison, Office Manager, Cary Memorial Library, 1874 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA  02420(amorrison@lexingtonma.gov).  EO/AAE

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Library Director, Bacon Free Library, Natick, MA

Institution:                        

BACON FREE LIBRARY

58 Eliot St

Natick MA 01760

           

Position: Library Director (this position was previously posted in December of 2017)

 

Duties/Description: The Bacon Free Library (BFL), a small independent library in South Natick, MA, seeks a Library Director.

 

Established in 1880 and located in the heart of historic South Natick Center in a park-like setting, the library overlooks the Charles River and is surrounded by lovely grounds and gardens. The library is a focal point of the community and serves patrons of all ages. The BFL also benefits from an active Friends organization and the Board of Trustees which combine to support the library with their time, energies and other resources.

 

With the support of the Assistant Director/Children's Librarian, part-time staff and volunteers, the Director will be responsible for the daily operations of the library, including collection management, coordinating adult programs, management of library staff and maintaining of budget and financial records.

 

The Director is charged with using social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Meetup, etc to promote the library and its programs and will be able to keep the website updated with events and library announcements. They are also responsible for coordinating with Natick town officials and Natick's Morse Institute Library. The library is a member of the Minuteman Library System network.

 

Oversees, implements, maintains, and enhances a wide range of technologies and systems. Supports library staff and patrons in the use of existing technologies and adoption of new and emerging technologies.

 

The Library Trustees are preparing to embark on a Capital Campaign to raise funds to support the longevity of the BFL historic building. The Library Director will be an integral part of this process.

 

To learn more about the Bacon Free Library visit our website http://baconfreelibrary.org/

 

Qualifications:

The preferred candidate will have direct library operations experience and possess an MLS from an accredited ALA program.

 

They will have a demonstrated ability to successfully manage the overall operation and relationships of this small library.

 

The ideal candidate should be energetic, enthusiastic, be able to act independently and creatively to develop and promote the library's programs and services; as well as relate well to patrons. Knowledge of Sierra ILS is preferred. Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal.

 

Fundraising or development experience is preferred. Networking and collaboration skills are essential to this position.

 

Moderate physical effort is required to perform duties under typical library conditions.

 

The Bacon Free Library is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Salary: $60 to $105 K for 36 Hours a week depending on education and experience with a generous benefit package.

 

Closing Date: March 31, 2018

 

Apply: Please send your letter of interest and resume to both:

Richard Tranfaglia

Director of Human Resources

rtranfaglia@natickma.gov

 

And: rmoon.bfl@gmail.com (with Application for Library Director in the subject line) 

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Head, Children's Services, Shrewsbury Public Library, Shrewsbury, MA

Qualifications and Duties: 

The Shrewsbury Public Library seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic, and inspired Children's Librarian to lead our Children's Services division. The successful candidate has a progressive and collaborative leadership style and is dedicated to innovative programming and strong community partnerships. If you are enthusiastic about community focused programming and excited about the future of libraries and would like to serve children and families in a beautiful and modern facility, we'd like to meet you!

 

The successful candidate will have department head level responsibility for the management and administration of the programs and services for children from birth through grade four, as well as collections for children through grade six. S/he will be responsible for the training, supervision and evaluation of department staff. S/he is also responsible for planning, presenting and evaluating all library programs for children. S/he must demonstrate knowledge of the mission of a progressive public library, demonstrate strong commitment to excellent customer service and have experience with and knowledge of children's literature, programming and storytelling, grant development, effective management practice and community partnership building.

  •  Must be able to work independently, prioritize, adapt quickly to changing environments, meet established deadlines, and effectively work with and supervise others. Successful candidate will embrace a strong customer service ethic and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Supervises and maintains the operations of the Children's Services Department.
  • Assumes independent and primary responsibility for development and management of all services to children from birth through grade four, and their parents, caregivers and educators.
  • Trains, supervises and evaluates five employees and an active volunteer team on a regular basis.
  • Works collaboratively with the Young Adult Librarian on programs and services.
  • Serves as part of the professional management team responsible for overall planning, policy, technology and service development.
  • Assists at the Children's Services Desk as required.

 

Requires: ALA accredited Master's Degree; three years of professional library experience; experience in children's services; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years supervisory experience preferred.

Compensation and Schedule:

Annual salary range for this full time (37.5 hours per week) position is $48,799 - $58,194, with an attractive benefit package.  Work schedule includes one night per week and Saturdays on a rotating basis.

 

Send resume to Library Director Ellen M. Dolan at edolan@shrewsburyma.gov. Position open until filled, but applications received by Friday March 30, 2018 will receive primary consideration.

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Deputy University Librarian, Brown University, Providence, RI

Brown University

Deputy University Librarian

 

The Brown University Library seeks a senior leader as its Deputy University Librarian, a key new member of the leadership team, who will have oversight for four primary operational divisions within the Library - Research and Outreach Services, Access Services and Collection Management, Digital Technologies, and the Center for Digital Scholarship.   In addition to coordinating operations and services across these units, the Deputy will serve as the University Librarian's principal adviser regarding operational issues and will assume responsibility for the Library in the UL's absence.  The Deputy will work with other senior leaders to establish and develop Library-wide goals, priorities, and policies.  With the Brown University Library's commitment to revitalizing its organizational effectiveness and service priorities, assessing and redefining its role and commitments across campus, the Deputy University Librarian will be central in shaping the Library's future and will make major contributions to its overall success.

Direct reports to the Deputy will include the Associate University Librarian for Access Services and Collection Management (unit of 55 staff), the Associate University Librarian for Digital Technologies (unit of 13 staff), and the Director of the Center for Digital Scholarship (unit of 7 staff).  In addition, the Deputy will oversee Research and Outreach Services (ROS), a unit comprised of 15 subject specialists engaged in collections and campus outreach responsibilities.  The Deputy will be responsible for managing and coordinating the work of these units to provide timely access to a comprehensive set of relevant information resources and deliver innovative research and outreach services that maximize the use of current technologies. Library resources and services will engage and support the academic community at Brown and help shape the evolving research and teaching mission of the University.  In coordination with members of the Library's leadership team, the Deputy will be involved in the assessment of Library programs and collections as they relate to the evolving needs of students and faculty.

The Deputy UL will be instrumental in the Library's engagement with the teaching, learning, and research activities of the Brown community and will work with members of ROS, CDS, and other user-focused services within the Library and campus leaders to build meaningful, productive partnerships that contribute to university-wide initiatives. The Deputy UL will represent the Library in regional, national, and international research library meetings and organizations.  

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown University is an Ivy League research university that maintains a strong commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction and a robust research environment. Serving a student body of 6,200 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical students, and approximately 750 faculty members, the Brown University Library employs approximately 63 professional, managerial, and technical staff, along with 60 support staff. The Library is an active member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Consortium of Rhode Island Academic and Research Libraries, NERL (the Northeast Research Libraries consortium), and participates in several shared resource agreements, including Borrow Direct.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in library and/or information science or related field, with a minimum of 8 years of professional experience in an academic or research library with a successful record of exercising progressively greater leadership, management, and supervisory skills and abilities.
  • Experience in labor relations and working with bargaining unit staff is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote teamwork and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, faculty, and staff in a complex and rapidly changing environment.
  • Demonstrated experience with successfully developing, managing, and completing large, complex, cross-organizational projects and programs in a library setting.
  • Strong management skills, proven planning and organizational skills, and ability to deliver desired results and outcomes.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability, with strong analytical skills, creative and innovative problem-solving skills, and a commitment to service excellence.
  • Commitment to service-oriented library organizations and solid knowledge of the research and instructional needs of faculty and students.
  • Proven experience with introducing and managing change within a complex, rapidly changing organization.
  • Extensive experience in supervising and managing librarians and library staff, including all aspects of performance management, organizing workflow to accomplish established objectives, and delegating responsibility and training, as appropriate.
  • Ability to mentor and motivate managers and supervisors and foster a cohesive learning organization.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive workforce and workplace environment, while supporting professional development for staff at all levels.
  • Knowledge and understanding of key issues and trends in higher education and academic research libraries, including understanding of technology as it impacts libraries and higher education.
  • Outstanding written and oral communication and interpersonal skills, with superior organizational ability, initiative, and an entrepreneurial approach

Evidence of ongoing professional development, participation, and contributions (preferred).

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ143245

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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Senior Drupal Developer, Harvard, Cambridge, MA

Duties & Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Communications and working closely with the Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies and Innovations, the Senior Drupal Developer will work alongside project managers, product owners, subject matter experts, writers, UI and graphic designers, as well as systems librarians to develop and enhance our next-generation digital products.

We're looking for a Senior Drupal Developer who takes a creative approach to problem-solving, often considering unorthodox yet feasible ways to push design and develop digital solutions. A self-starter who's comfortable with ambiguity as well as selfless collaboration with a diverse set of colleagues. Curiosity, creativity, and initiative are key. You'll be responsible for analysis, technical design, implementation, test-driven development, and deployment of products using Agile principles. You'll help to clarify scope and specifications, and provide and evaluate alternative options for implementing user-focused digital solutions.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Experience developing enterprise-class Drupal solutions
  • Experience developing and deploying dynamic and responsive user interfaces compatible with multiple browsers using HTML5, JavaScript, and CSS.
  • Experience developing comprehensive test suites using frameworks and developing and executing quality assurance (Q/A) tests including Q/A automation and test-driven development.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related technical discipline and demonstrated portfolio of work

 

Additional Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience developing software/digital products
  • Experience in Drupal 8 preferred
  • Experience using a JavaScript library or framework like React/Redux or Angular at bonus
  • Experience with Drupal sites on enterprise LAMP stacks
  • Familiarity with continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD)
  • Working knowledge of MySql Understanding of and experience working in an Agile development team
  • Solid organizational skills, including time management and prioritization, and ability to grow leadership responsibilities
  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities
  • Strong attention to detail

 

To Apply: We are looking for a candidate who is passionate and self motivated. A developer in skill-set first but who enjoys playing in the visual/UX world. Someone who is a self-starter, easy to communicate with and does not hesitate to throw out ideas, be imaginative, and challenge conventional thinking. Working with great in-house talent, this position is ideal for someone who enjoys tinkering and solving a range of dynamic technology problems and is comfortable in a fun, dynamic and fast-moving environment. If this sounds like you please submit your resume, cover letter, and links to your Github repos, blog and/or website. Some questions to consider in your cover letter:

  1. What are some projects you've done that best represent your capabilities and interests?
  2. What are some of the most exciting things happening in web development, in particular, in digital libraries?
  3. Why are you interested in this position?

 

Additional Information:

This position is part of Harvard Public Affairs and Communications on the Harvard Library Communications team. As a client-focused group, the Communications team sits within Harvard Library. The Senior Web Developer will also be a part of the newly formed Harvard Library Web Team, co-run by the Library's Director of Library Digital Strategies and Innovations and the Director of Communications. The team is made up of a designer, project manager, product owner, writer, systems librarian, and user experience expert. The team works collaboratively and iteratively using Agile principals and is currently redesigning the Harvard Library website, set to launch summer 2018. You will be a critical member of this team.

For more information, click here.

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Archivist, Cambridge Redevelopment Authority, Cambridge, MA

Organization: Cambridge Redevelopment Authority
Deadline: March 30th, 2018 at 4:00pm
 

The CRA is a government redevelopment agency founded in 1956 under the authorization of Massachusetts General Law Chapter 121B. As a redevelopment agency, the CRA revitalizes underutilized and blighted areas, encourages new development, invests in public infrastructure, and promotes sound growth in Cambridge. Over the past 62 years, the CRA has undertaken major redevelopment initiatives in the Kendall Square and Wellington- Harrington neighborhoods, as well as a number of smaller-scale housing and infrastructure projects in other areas of Cambridge.

To better understand CRA history and preserve historic documents, the CRA is seeking an experienced archivist to categorize and reorganize its records. Additionally, the CRA seeks to streamline its current records management system to increase the efficiency of filing and accessing documents. The selected entity should be familiar with Massachusetts Public Records Law and be comfortable working with a variety of document types, including but not limited to photographs, building and site plans, legal development and land-use agreements, CRA Board meeting minutes and motions, memos, personnel records and written correspondence.

The Archivist should have an education in archival and records management, experience working with governmental, real estate or similar agencies, and an understanding of Massachusetts Public Records Law. Having a background in urban planning, geography, real estate, and/or Cambridge history is preferred.

RFP responses must be submitted by email to Alexandra Levering (alevering@cambridgeredevelopment.org), and include a cover letter and resume for individuals working on the project, two (2) references, demonstration of experience, and an estimated project timetable, work plan, and budget based off the preliminary scope provided. (See full RFP for details)

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Librarian, Booth Library, Newtown, CT

Seeking an MLS librarian with a combination of experience, skills, enthusiasm, and energy to serve young adults in the wonderful community of Newtown CT at the C.H. Booth Library.

MakerSpace experience preferred.

Salary $53K/year, competitive benefits. 

Job description available at https://www.chboothlibrary.org/about/staff/ 

Send resume and cover letter to chboothcareers@gmail.com before noon on Friday, March 16th. 

 

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Electronic Resources Librarian, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Wheaton College in Norton MA seeks an Electronic Resources Librarian to join the Library Collections group in the Wallace Library. 

For more information and to apply go to: https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/postings/2300

The Electronic Resources Librarian serves as the library's serials control professional, providing scholarly information in the form of periodicals, newspapers, microform, electronic journals, newspapers, and databases to the campus community. This position is part of the Library Collections team (Acquisitions, Cataloging, Serials), which focuses on direct services and support to faculty, students, and staff -- as well as other library employees.

Responsibilities of the Electronic Resources Librarian include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage the library's e-resources collections, including access, budgeting, analysis, and assessment, and work closely with faculty to ensure that library resources continue to support the curriculum.
  • Promote alternatives to fee-based information resources such as open access publications.
  • Maintain awareness of trends and ongoing developments in areas related to the entire life cycle of e-resources.
  • Manage the library acquisitions budget.
  • Manage the activation and maintenance of subscribed and freely available collections in the library's electronic resource management system (WMS); interact with publishers, vendors and aggregators to establish and ensure consistent access to library holdings across multiple platforms.
  • Participate in all aspects of serials and e-resource acquisitions including: trials, licensing review, ordering, receipt/activation, access, maintenance, assessment, and renewals/cancellations.
  • Investigate consortial offers and other partnerships supporting the provision of scholarly information resources.
  • Perform data gathering and evaluation of pricing, usage, and other metrics to support collection development and assessment, budget processes, decision making, and annual reporting requirements.
  • Develop and implement proactive workflows and processes to identify electronic access issues before they become problems.
  • Work closely with the Metadata & Acquisitions and Systems librarians to ensure effective serial and electronic resource description and access from on and off campus.
  • Serve on relevant library and consortia committees as they relates to functional expertise and/or professional development.

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Interim Director & Curator, Lamont Gallery, Phillips Exeter Academy, Exeter, NH

The Lamont Gallery at Phillips Exeter Academy seeks an interim director and curator as a 12-month leave replacement. The interim director and curator will provide leadership and administration of the gallery's current offerings, oversee and enhance scheduled and tentative programs, and contribute to or develop other curatorial and cultural programs. The interim should have extensive experience in arts and cultural production, a broad, multidisciplinary perspective on arts education and knowledge of teaching, experience with managing staff, operations, budgets, and facilities, a commitment to collaboration, and the ability to work with a diverse constituency.

The Lamont Gallery, located in the Frederick R. Mayer Art Center, is a dynamic exhibition and teaching space that showcases the work of regional, national, and international artists in thematic exhibitions and related programs. Classes from Phillips Exeter Academy, groups from other schools and organizations, and visitors of all ages are welcome to experience and learn about the arts in an intimate setting. Informed by the institution's Harkness teaching philosophy, the gallery's programs are characterized by inquiry, engagement, and dialogue. No phone calls please.

For a detailed job posting and application instructions, please visit: https://exeter.edu/about-us/career-opportunities/staff-and-administrator-opportunities.

Applications (including cover letter and resume) can be emailed to: recruitment@exeter.edu.

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Systems Librarian, LibGig, Andover, MA

LibGig, an LAC Group company, has an immediate opening for a full-time Systems Librarian for a large public library network in Massachusetts. The Systems Librarian is responsible for all technical support services, system administration, operation, management, installation, and implementation of automated systems.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work in collaboration with the Executive Director to plan and coordinate new automated systems for the Consortium. The Systems Librarian supervises Technology Services staff.
  • Maintain collegial and effective working relationships with automation partners to ensure timely resolution of support issues, software and hardware upgrades, and installation and implementation of new hardware and software products.
  • Assists individual member libraries in developing long and short-term technology plans.
  • Provides on-site assistance for PC and network related issues for member libraries.
  • Provides technical documentation and training for staff at member libraries.
  • Maintains an operating knowledge of policies and procedures, system documentation, and vendor support systems.
  • Creates reports, compiles statistics, and implements custom applications as requested by the Executive Director, members, user groups, and standing committees.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • A Master's Degree in Information/Library Sciences is required.
  • At least 5 years' experience managing complex automated systems and telecommunications networks.
  • Experience in system administration of an integrated library system, preferably the BLUEcloud Library Services Platform - Powered by Symphony
  • Knowledge of TCP/IP telecommunications networks, Symphony API, HTML 5, CSS 3, JQuery, Javascript, PERL, and Web design tools.
  • Public library experience desirable


To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/HUKW16

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

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


We seek candidates who take an expansive approach to the work of libraries, to the possibilities afforded by information technologies for achieving the college's goals for student and faculty work, and to the integration of their work across the team, the organization, and the college.

This Librarian will act as liaison to literature, language, cultural studies and some related interdisciplinary departments, offering innovative support for the teaching, learning, and academic research in these disciplines. The Librarian will work collaboratively as a key member of the Research Services team to build a community of students who are information literate and confident lifelong learners.

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


Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and provide innovative and effective library instruction and in-depth research support for faculty and students in liaison disciplines.
  • Create programming, resources, projects, and other forms of support for digital humanities scholarship in one or more areas such as network analysis, text analysis/mining, image analysis, mapping, or other technologies or methodologies.
  • Work with collections librarians on general collection development in liaison disciplines. Advocate for collection development and systems improvements or adoption in support of the humanities, especially in the support of language learning and literary study.
  • Keep abreast of scholarly trends, resources, and new technologies in liaison disciplines with a view toward their application in research and instruction.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science or related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Academic background in a relevant humanities field such as English literature, language or cultural studies, cinema and media studies, or significant experience supporting the study of languages and literature at a postsecondary level.
  • Demonstrated experience and comfort providing effective instruction and consultations.
  • Enthusiasm for learning and evaluating new technologies and methodologies relevant to digital humanities and literary studies through analysis and visualization of texts.
  • Comfort with risk taking and change in a rapidly evolving profession.
  • Ability to collaboratively tackle problems and new projects with enthusiasm, tact, and humor.
  • Interest in offering a wide variety of campus support in addition to core/traditional responsibilities, as part of a merged Library and Technology organization.


Preferred

  • MLS and 3-­5 years relevant experience
  • Experience with at least one area of digital humanities methodologies and visualization (network analysis, text analysis/mining, mapping, digital publishing and archives, etc.). Experience with relevant tools and/or programming languages, such as Gephi, Palladio, OpenRefine, packages for text analysis in R or Python, Scalar, or Tableau, is a plus.
  • Experience developing modules for online or blended learning settings.
  • Experience with assessment projects, particularly learning assessment or long-term (1 year or longer) assessment projects.

Apply online at: https://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2120

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

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Conservator, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

Conservator

The New England Historic Genealogical Society seeks a skilled Conservator to plan and carry out the treatment of historic materials in our research library consisting of books, manuscripts, and archival materials. The Conservator will manage the conservation lab, including setting priorities, managing workflows, maintaining equipment and supplies, and training and supervising volunteers and interns. As a member of the Collection Services team, the Conservator will collaborate with Library and Special Collections staff, consult with members and donors, and conduct workshops for staff and members.

     

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assess items and determine appropriate course of action based on accepted best practices in the field and the expected use of the item. 
  • Plan, document, and execute conservation treatments and repairs for books and paper-based materials, including general-collection library books and rare archival materials, as well as basic repair of Fine Art Collection items.
  • Supervise and train volunteers and interns in performing book and paper repair.
  • Prepare reports and compile data to track works in progress and work completed, and develop treatment plans as necessary.
  • Oversee the maintenance and operation of conservation lab equipment and facility, and within budget guidelines, determine and participate in the ordering of equipment and supplies. 
  • Participate in planning and setting goals, managing projects, and developing workflows in support of NEHGS priorities.
  • Participate in disaster response, recovery, and salvaging operations and serve on disaster planning team.
  • Work on special projects and special events.
  • Participate in professional development and stay up to date with current practices and advances in the field of conservation.
  • Conduct outreach, workshops, and presentations as necessary.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in conservation, library science, or related field, or equivalent experience, training and skills.
  • Minimum of two years of experience in conservation work.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and experience in, preservation techniques for library and archival materials.
  • Ability to work effectively and constructively both independently and as part of a team, as well as to alter priorities to meet organizational needs.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Competency with technology including email, word-processing, and spreadsheets.
  • Familiarity with digital photography and preparing objects for digitization.

 

About the organization:

The New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) is America's founding genealogical organization and the most respected name in family history. Established in 1845, NEHGS is the nation's leading resource for family history research.  NEHGS provides comprehensive family history services through an expert staff, original scholarship, educational opportunities, world-class research center, and award-winning website, AmericanAncestors.org, to help family historians of all levels explore their past and understand their families' unique place in history.

 

To Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to Michelle Major (mmajor@nehgs.org), Director of Human Resources.

Review of applications will begin March 19, 2018

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E-Resource Librarians, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Yale University Library is seeking two full-time E-Resources librarians. These positions are for two unit managers who will work in close collaboration with one another and the larger E-Resources & Serials Management group. 
  

TITLE: Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the Director of E-Resources & Serials Management (ERSM), the Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian focuses on establishing and maintaining strong intellectual control over content throughout the acquisitions life cycle of electronic resources licensed by Yale University Library (YUL). This position supervises a team of staff responsible for key acquisitions and licensing management workflows. Within a changing and flexible environment, s/he works closely with colleagues and vendors to manage the acquisition and licensing of new electronic resources as well as the renewal of existing subscriptions. Works collaboratively with other librarians and staff to ensure consistent access to library holdings across multiple platforms including the library's catalog and discovery services. Works closely with other units within ERSM and partner departments to ensure the efficient acquisition and licensing of electronic resources.



QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Master's degree from an ALA‐accredited library school and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience is required for this position.
  • Ability to apply the principles that guide the organization of bibliographic information to the organization of electronic resources. Demonstrated experience with library acquisitions.
  • An understanding of the best practices for managing the records that track electronic purchases, subscriptions, and licenses.
  • Demonstrated ability working in an integrated library system. Conceptual and practical knowledge of the technologies used to manage and access e-resources.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated analytical and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: The full job description and application information are available at http://bit.ly/2oz8q4L.

 

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​TITLE: Electronic Resources Discovery & Access Librarian

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the Director of E-Resources & Serials Management (ERSM), the Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian focuses on establishing and maintaining online access to content licensed by Yale University Library (YUL). This position supervises a team of staff responsible for key discovery and cataloging workflows. Within a changing and flexible environment, s/he works closely with colleagues and vendors to ensure consistent access to library holdings across multiple platforms including the library's catalog and article discovery services. Manages YUL's troubleshooting service, focused on complex access problems. Works closely with other units within ERSM and partner departments to support and improve access to licensed electronic collections.

 


QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Master's degree from an ALA‐accredited library school and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience is required for this position.
  • Ability to apply the principles that guide the organization of bibliographic information to the organization of electronic resources.
  • Demonstrated ability working in an integrated library system or knowledge base. Conceptual and practical knowledge of the technologies used to manage and access e-resources over time.
  • Familiarity with library acquisitions and licensing and how these impact access to electronic resources. An understanding of the best practices for managing the records that track electronic purchases, subscriptions, and licenses.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated analytical and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: The full job description and application information are available at http://bit.ly/2CLtn0B.

 

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The University and the Library

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

 

Technical Services

Within the University Library, Technical Services departments pursue a course of continual change and innovation in building integrated, university-wide information access systems. These systems are designed to provide readers timely access to new materials in all formats as well as a high-quality bibliographic record of Yale's extraordinary library collections, which have developed over the last three centuries.

 

Salary and Benefits

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

 

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Community and Patron Support Specialist, Dedham Public Library, Dedham, MA

Community and Patron Support Specialist

  • Type: Part Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate: $19.95/HR
  • Posted Date: 02/22/2018

 

  

The Dedham Public Library is a rapidly evolving and highly adaptable public service organization, deeply committed to delivering phenomenal customer service.

 

We are seeking an enthusiastic, extremely dedicated, self-motivated, collaborative professional to provide superior customer service, patron support, and lead/assist in the execution of programs and services for the community.

 

Reports directly to the Library Director, User Experience and Access Manager, Collections and Circulation Manager, and working closely with the rest of the library team.

 

They will perform all other library work (circulation, reference, and programming) and participate in special library projects as required or necessary.

 

Background desired:

  • Ability to thrive in an innovative, ever-changing, customer focused, collaborative team environment
  • Experience designing, planning, and implementing programs for all ages
  • Experience answering technology questions and providing device and digital content support
  • Kind, flexible, convivial, creative, willingness to learn and adapt
  • experience working with a diverse user community inclusive of all ages, ashes, abilities, and backgrounds
  • Superior communication skills
  • Oceans and eons of patience for all customers, internal and external
  • Library experience preferred

 

Bonus Points for:

  • Non-English language capabilities
  • Passion for music, art, and ability to lead creative programing for all ages
  • Coding experience

 

Part-time position: 16 hours/week in evenings and weekends

 

If interested, please email your resume, cover letter and desired salary to Miriam Johnson, HR Director at mjohnson@dedham-ma.gov

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Library Director, Swansea Public Library, Swansea, MA

The Swansea Public Library Board of Trustees seeks an enthusiastic, community-minded, visionary leader as its next director. The ideal candidate will be a strong advocate for the Library's programs, possess excellent knowledge of current best practices, and exhibit a commitment to community engagement. The Library Director is responsible for the management, administration and direction of daily library operations and services, including preparing and managing the library budget, short and long-range planning, grant applications, collection development, community outreach, and managing personnel.

 

The library's mission is to be at the center of community life where reading, lifelong learning, recreational, cultural services, and civic pride thrive. Swansea is a town of 16,263 residents in southeastern Massachusetts. The town is primarily residential with four elementary schools, one junior high school, and one high school. Swansea has a town administrator and elected selectmen form of government. The Library Director reports to the Library Board of Trustees and to the Town Administrator. The library has an annual budget of $323,990.00, an annual circulation of 72,927, 5 FT staff and 7 PT staff. In 2017 the Swansea Public Library was awarded a MBLC construction grant totaling $6,875,844.00. The library director will have responsibilities to contribute to fund-raising, working with the Architects, OPM, MBLC, the library building committee, and town officials on this building project as we move forward with the building design and securing matching funds from the town.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited school.
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including library management and direct supervision of others.
  • Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Substantial experience with computers, technology, social media, MS Office Suite, the Internet, Integrated Library Systems Software, and other software and applications as needed.
  • Experience with researching and pursuing grant proposals to fund new or supplementary programs and services.
  • Considerable ability to interact with the general public, elected and appointed officials, outside organizations, and professional associations.
  • Experience with building renovation projects preferred.

 

A detailed job description is available at http://www.swansealibrary.org/

 

SALARY: The salary for this position will range between $70,000 and $78,000 depending on qualifications, education, and experience. This position also includes a comprehensive benefit package including health insurance.

 

TO APPLY: Qualified applicants should send a descriptive cover letter and resume to hr@town.swansea.ma.us.

 

DEADLINE: For primary consideration, submit your application before April 2, 2018.  The position will remain open until filled.

 

 

Job Description

LIBRARY DIRECTOR, SWANSEA PUBLIC LIBRARY, SWANSEA, MA

 

The Director is responsible for the administration of all library functions with goals, guides, and policies established by the Library Board of Trustees. The director is also responsible for the facilities, financial management, and personnel of the library, under the governance and oversight of the board.  The Director is expected to provide a leadership role within the library, the community, the library profession. The Director serves as the official representative of the library.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Planning & Library Management

  • Plans, organizes, and leads in short and long-range planning to provide a program of library service to meet the goals of the library and the community.
  • Prepares monthly and annual reports for the Library Board of Trustees, Town Administrator and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
  • Works closely with the Library Board of Trustees advising them on policy and administrative issues.
  • Prepare and present library budget with town accountant, town administrator, Selectmen, and Finance & Advisory Board.
  • Ensures adequate levels of technology to meet library service goals.
  • Assures management responsibility for effective functioning of the library.
  • Pursues grant funding from state and federal sources, from foundations and corporate donors to fund new or supplementary programs and services.
  • Maintains regular communication with the Town Administrator.
  • Directs daily operations of library.
  • Evaluates the existing collection and oversees the selection, ordering, and processing of library materials including online databases and services.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of library services in light of community needs and interests.
  • Utilizes outcomes-based assessment measures to evaluate user satisfaction with library services and resources.
  • Represents the library in cooperative projects with the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, The SAILS Library Network, and Town Hall departments.
  • Keeps current with library trends and operations.

 

Personnel Management

  • Manages staff and coordinates staff functions.
  • Develops staff job descriptions, recommends and administers personnel policies.
  • Advertises all open positions in accordance with town hiring practices.  Hires, evaluates, promotes and terminates staff.
  • Defines expectations for staff performance and sets goals for service and programming.
  • Works to promote high staff morale.
  • Provides opportunities for staff professional growth by supporting participation in professional associations, seminars, and activities.
  • Ensures that staff performance evaluations are done on a regular basis.

 

Library Facilities Management

  • Manages the physical building and coordinates with town departments on the upkeep and maintenance of the library.
  • Primary liaison with the MBLC, architect, and building committee in overseeing the library construction grant and building project.
  • Manages IT suppliers and ensures operation of computer network.
  • Assumes responsibility for library space and furnishings.
  • Responds to building emergencies.

 

Public Relations and Community Development

  • Builds community support for the library, using a variety of methods.
  • Represents the library and speaks before community, civic, and other groups regarding the activities and goals of the library.
  • Develops and encourages strategic partnerships with community, regional and statewide organizations.
  • Supports and facilitates the work of the Friends of the Library.  Attends Friends' meetings to request program funding and to coordinate events with library schedule and staff.
  • Attends professional and other meetings to maintain contact with other professional and library-related agencies.

Other Related Duties as necessary

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited school
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including library management and direct supervision of others.
  • Demonstrated organizational and interpersonal skills, as well as effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Substantial experience with computers, technology, social media, MS Office Suite, the Internet, Integrated Library Systems Software, and other software and applications as needed.
  • Experience with researching and pursuing grant proposals to fund new or supplementary programs and services.
  • Considerable ability to interact with the general public, elected and appointed officials, outside organizations, and professional associations.

 

ESSENTIAL QUALITIES:

  • A desire to meet and serve the public.
  • Ability to make administrative decisions, develop policies, and supervise staff.
  • Ability to motivate, establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, supervisors, volunteers, other community agencies, governmental bodies and the general public.
  • Ability to think analytically and to develop new services.
  • Ability to make administrative decisions, develop policies and supervise staff.
  • Is consistently accurate and uses good organizational skills at all times.
  • Is flexible and works well under short time constraints.
  • Maintains absolute confidentiality of library records and administrative matters.
  • Makes sound administrative decisions and judiciously interprets and applies policies.
  • Interacts positively with co-workers and the public.
  • Experience with building renovation projects preferred.

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Director, Massachusetts Design Art & Technology Institute (DATma), New Bedford, MA

The Massachusetts Design Art & Technology Institute (DATma) is a new non-profit organization in Southeastern Massachusetts seeking to bring renewed energy to the region by showcasing design, art and technology through dynamic programs in the cultural/historic district of New Bedford. International contemporary exhibitions, films, speakers, and education programs will be brought to the region to attract and inspire participants/visitors from near and far. DATma will collaborate with the business and education sectors of the region to bring innovative cultural programming to New Bedford. An online presence will expand DATma's influence world-wide. A distinguishing aspect of DATma is the combination of design and art with new technologies. These elements along with the connection of the Institute to local and international institutions and individuals will enable new forms of design, art and film to emerge.

Exhibitions and programs on contemporary and modern art, architecture, textile and fashion design, and industrial design will be featured. Works by artists and designers concerned with environmental, political and social issues will infuse the program. Pop-up exhibitions in warehouses, parks and the urban core of New Bedford will launch the museum.

Collaborations with advancing technology companies will enable DATma to showcase new developments as they relate to art, architecture and product design. DATma collaboration with start-up new art businesses will help develop the New Bedford region's economy and bring fresh ideas and talent to the area. Seeking the first Director of DATma The successful candidate will work closely with DATma's engaged and committed Board of Trustees as DATma's first Director.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $60,000 - $75,000

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Director, Natick Historical Society, Natick, MA

Founded in 1870 and located in historic South Natick, the Natick Historical Society is a vibrant and dynamic organization of committed men and women dedicated to their town and its history. We are seeking a Director committed to showcasing our eclectic collection more imaginatively, developing programs that tell the Natick story more effectively, and engaging an increasingly diverse town population more broadly. The transformation of our museum meeting space is nearly complete, and we have already moved into an expanded Research Library and Office. The Director must have the energy, vision, and technical expertise to provide us with inspirational leadership as we maintain our long-standing programs and initiatives and also reimagine ourselves for the future.

The Director reports to the Board of Directors, through its President, and implements agreed-upon policies that support our educational objectives; works with task-oriented staff, board members, volunteers, and community representatives to plan and execute all Society activities; serves on various committees; and provides the direction necessary to uphold our overarching mission; Collaborates closely with the Curator on an interpretative plan. Serves as our community ambassador: oversees all Society communications; and manages programs, that support the Natick's schools and the varying interests of the community; Develops fiscally sound operational budgets, administers them responsibly and manages facilities day-to-day; Increases our visibility, grows our membership, recruits volunteers, and increases funding sources.

Position Requirements: A degree in Museum or Archival Studies; Managerial leadership experience in a small to mid-sized museum organization; Direct experience working with a non-profit Board.

Resumes should be sent to Mike Pojman, President of Board at mike.pojman@gmail.com.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: depending on depth of experience

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Circulation Supervisor, Somers Public Library, Somers, CT

Somers Public Library is seeking an energetic and detail-oriented individual to become our full time Circulation Supervisor. Under the direction of the Library Director, this individual will plan, organize, and manage the proper functioning of our circulation department on a daily basis, including overseeing the circulation work by library assistant staff members. 

Applicants must have experience in library circulation and customer service, some supervisory experience, and a Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution or Library Technical Assistant certification is preferred.

The is a full time position with a salary of $42,202.83,plus benefits.

Please send a complete town application (found at http://www.somersct.gov/), a resume, and a cover letter to Kim LaFleur, Operations Manager, Town of Somers, 600 Main Street, PO Box 308, Somers, CT 06071 or email to opsmanager@somersct.gov

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Medical Librarian, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA

MEDICAL LIBRARIAN                             

This is a position with broad and diverse duties encompassing the provision of evidence-based information, in-depth reference service, user instruction, cataloging, document delivery and other duties as are needed by MEE staff, students, investigators and others.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Provides reference service to physicians, investigators, support staff, students and visitors including simple and in-depth literature searches using a wide variety of databases.  Collaborates on systematic reviews.
  2. Answers medical, statistical and historic (MEE) reference questions, verifies citations, teaches bibliographic skills including Endnote.
  3. Teaches groups and individuals the use of and access to print and serial collections.
  4. Provides outreach to staff at Schepens Eye Research Institute and the satellites, ensuring all users are aware of and know how to access library resources and services.
  5. Assists the Library Director in maintaining and managing print and electronic resources. Assists with researching new digital and/or print monographs.
  6. Assists Library Director in planning and implementing short- and long-range technology goals. Assess and recommend enhancements of existing and new technologies and related services.
  7. Troubleshoots problems with software and equipment.
  8. Produces LibGuides for teaching and informational purposes.
  9. Catalogs new materials via OCLC and processes them for placement in both the main and the Speech and Hearing Sciences collections.
  10. Prepares completed journal volumes for binding and processes them for shelving.
  11. Does shelf reading, copying, scanning and other tasks as needed.
  12. Using Docline, manages document delivery service, finding the fastest and least costly way to deliver articles not available at the library.
  13. Uses OCLC, AVSL, NLM and other network providers to obtain materials.
  14. Cooperates with consortial groups in loans as well as reference matters.
  15. Maintains a record of ILL activity.
  16. Adheres to copyright laws and stays informed in changes to it.
  17. Provides articles from our collection on request for busy doctors.
  18. Attends professional meetings and/or takes professional classes to improve skills and stay current in library developments.

Requirements:

  • A Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school.
  • Must possess the ability to balance multiple tasks while serving patrons with high expectations.
  • Must have strong expert searching and systematic review experience.
  • A strong background in computers/technology and non-print materials format.
  • Familiarity with trends in delivery of electronic information.
  • Familiarity with EndNote and LibGuides.
  • Strong commitment to customer service.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of patrons (investigators, physicians, students, volunteers, patients and their families).
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

 

To apply, click here: http://p.rfer.us/MEEIeJJHc

 

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Member Relations Manager, Connecticut Library Consortium, Middletown, CT

Member Relations Manager, School & Special Libraries - Connecticut Library Consortium

Are you a school or special librarian with a passion for discovering and utilizing the latest library resources, tools, and services to make library users' lives better? Are you ready to put your marketing savvy, training and teaching experience, and library expertise to work for the betterment of school and special library staff and users across Connecticut?

 

If so, the Connecticut Library Consortium (CLC) - a non-profit, statewide membership collaborative serving all types of Connecticut libraries - would like to hear from you. As one of CLC's two Member Relations Managers, you will assist CLC's school and special library members with the library products and services they need, want, and already have. You'll serve as the primary point of contact for our schools and special libraries, providing support through product marketing, training, and expert advice. You'll help coordinate our annual membership campaign, and you'll actively solicit members' ideas for new products and services to help them be successful. This position will get you out on the road visiting libraries, attending conferences and meetings, and hosting training events. You will have your finger on the pulse of CLC's school and special library membership!

 

Full time.

Apply with resume and cover letter by March 5, 2018 to hr@ctlibrarians.org.

For further details, visit ctlibrarians.org/MRMSS.

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Digital Humanities Librarian, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

Central Connecticut State University's Elihu Burritt Library seeks a collaborative, creative and enthusiastic Digital Humanities Librarian to join the professional staff. The successful candidate will provide leadership in identifying trends and emerging technologies in digital humanities and building partnerships and cultivating relationships with key university units to develop digital humanities collections and programs. The successful candidate will also provide instruction to faculty and students in the area of digital research.

As part of the Reference Department, this position will have responsibility for providing user-centered services in support of teaching, research, and scholarship in the humanities disciplines.  Candidates are expected to be committed to multiculturalism and working with a diverse student body as well as contribute actively and effectively to student growth, service, and scholarship. 

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following: 

  • Provides leadership and serves as a strategist and resource person for the library in the areas of digital humanities and digital research.
  • Provides direct support and project management for faculty projects in Digital Humanities.
  • Identifies, evaluates, implements and manages current and emerging technologies relevant to Digital Humanities initiatives.
  • Provides instruction, consultation and training to researchers of all levels in Digital Humanities scholarship.
  • Develops research tools and leads presentations and workshops to facilitate user access to various tools and methods.
  • Collaborates with librarians to create, maintain, preserve, and enrich our existing institutional repository and to develop new digital content to enhance existing library collections.
  • Develops and implements a plan allowing for integration and migration of digitized materials, finding aids, and other harvesting to internal and outside services such as Connecticut Digital Archives.
  • Serves as a liaison to one or more academic departments/university programs in the humanities for the purpose of collection development.
  • Develops themselves professionally based on the changing needs of the users, the university, and other factors, shares this learning with other library staff members and departments.
  • As a library faculty member will successfully fulfill all requirements necessary to achieve and maintain tenure. 

Required Qualifications: 

  • Master's degree in library science accredited by American Library Association
  • Teaching experience in higher education (e.g. curricular instruction, library instruction, etc.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with technologies, metadata schemas, scripting languages and standards used in Digital Humanities work
  • Excellent communication (verbal, written, interpersonal) and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively
  • Demonstrated commitment to multiculturalism with an understanding of library needs for a diverse community 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Advanced degree in a humanities field, or recent coursework
  • Project management experience and skills
  • Significant experience working with primary sources and/or conducting archival research
  • Experience with providing information literacy instruction and reference/research consultation in an academic/research library
  • Experience with course design and digital course management software (e.g. Blackboard, Moodle, etc.) 

Application and Appointment: For full consideration, applications must be received by March 15, 2018. Salary and rank are commensurate with education and experience. Incomplete applications will not be considered. 

To begin the application process, go to https://hrat.ccsu.edu/index.php?job=259, click Apply Now, and electronically submit the following: 

  • Letter of interest addressing qualifications for the position
  • Current resume
  • Names of three current professional references with addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers 

Please redact any personally identifiable information (i.e., SSN, DOB, marital status) from any documents submitted. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Emailed or mailed copies will not be accepted. 

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Coordinator, Library User Services, Endicott College, Beverly, MA

Endicott College Diane M. Halle Library is hiring for a full-time staff position:

Coordinator of Library User Services

  • Provide service at the circulation desk: assist library users with wide range of activities, including registration, charging books out, returning books, reserve readings, and reference questions. Refer questions to reference librarian when necessary.
  • Supervise student staff of approximately 25 student workers for 96.5 hours of circulation desk coverage.  Interview, hire, schedule, train, assign shelf reading duties, and fill out payroll reports for them. Communicate with student workers on a daily basis through the log and email to follow through on schedule conflicts and ongoing training issues.
  • Supervise, train, and conduct yearly performance evaluations of Part-Time Circulation Assistant library staff members.
  • Process all course reserve items per semester.
  • Oversee all activity at the circulation desk of the library.

Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree required. 
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of Library experience in an automated environment strongly preferred.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills combined with tact and understanding of the role of academic libraries in a college setting.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office programs required.

Full job description and qualifications can be found here:

https://www.endicott.edu/about/key-offices-departments/human-resources/employment-opportunities/coordinator-library-user-services 

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

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Librarian, Student Success & Assessment, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located just 20 miles west of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs.

Framingham State University is committed to Inclusive Excellence through collaborative and sustainable partnerships with faculty, staff, students and the greater community. At FSU, we encourage a supportive, diverse and collaborative environment in which we learn from each other through informed and open communication, institutional practices and community engagement. FSU provides a culturally relevant education that includes a beautiful campus with 35 bachelor's degrees with 80 concentrations and 70 minors, 24 master degree programs, a highly personalized teaching environment, and unparalleled commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.

For more information, apply here.

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Executive Director, Concord Museum, Concord, MA

The Executive Director will provide strategic leadership, creativity, management, and direction for the Concord Museum, pursuing a clear and impactful vision. He/She will embrace the Museum's sense of place, from the town of Concord's pivotal role in the Revolutionary War, to the literary contributions of Concord residents, Thoreau, Emerson, the Alcotts, and Hawthorne.

Ideal candidate will have a deep interest in and a passion for the current and future role of Museum, and should be an innovative and inspiring leader able to translate vision into workable actions and priorities. He/She must be a team builder with strong business and management skills with a record of achievement in bringing about change in exciting and creative ways. Must have the ability to attract a range of local, regional, and national audiences; able to leverage professional connections in the museum world to attract interesting partnerships and collaborations. Have educational leadership experience in developing informative, thought-provoking curricula and programming, educational outreach, and networking. A proven track record as a dynamic and accomplished fundraiser; successful results in identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major donors, foundation grants, government support, and corporate sponsorships, and generating other sources of revenue. He/She must be willing to actively participate in the cultural and civic life of Concord and integrate the Museum's exhibitions and activities with the town's other historical sites, museums, and programs. The Museum seeks a hands-on leader and consensus builder; able to generate enthusiasm and inspire others.

Please send applications or nominations to Mark Tarnacki at Concord@PhillipsOppenheim.com.

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Public Services Coordinator, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Public Services Coordinator
Brandeis University 
Waltham, MA
Brandeis University seeks to hire a Public Services Coordinator that will be responsible for providing high quality, user-focused experiences to library users at Brandeis during the evenings and weekends. This person will handle daily operations of front-line library services, including borrowing transactions, information assistance, stacks maintenance, equipment use, data collection, building operations, and student employee oversight during evening and weekend hours. Responsible for oversight of the library's course reserve program. 
Hours: Tuesday - Thursday 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Friday - Saturday 2:30 PM - 10:30 PM. Hours subject to change during intersession and breaks. Evening and weekend hours required. Participates in holiday and inclement weather coverage.
Examples of Key Responsibilities:
  • Oversees the services and operations of the Information & Borrowing Desk and InfoCommons during evening and weekend hours. Coordinates and assists with user interactions including handling circulation functions, equipment assistance, and oversight of building operations. Participates in information assistance and may provide research help assistance.
  • Assists in hiring, training, scheduling, and supervision of student staff.
  • Communicates and enforces policies, participates in data collection and reporting, and maintains routine oversight of building operations and safety protocols to ensure the library maintains a safe and welcoming environment for users. 
  • Participates in the oversight of stacks maintenance. Works collaboratively to develop policies and workflow improvements.  
  • Oversees the library's physical course reserve collection including the organization, maintenance, and processing of the collection. 
  • Assists and advises faculty and staff on course reserve procedures and policies.  Provides appropriate training on reserve procedures for staff and students. 
  • Organizes and plans work assignments for student workers assisting with the course reserve collection. Works collaboratively with the Acquisitions Administrator on purchasing materials for the reserve collections. Keeps abreast of current trends and issues relating course reserves and textbook programs.
  • Manages building access and security during evenings and weekends hours. Communicates and ensures respectful enforcement of policies, procedures, and rules while ensuring strong customer service and safety of users and staff. Understands emergency procedures and works closely with Public Safety acting as the first responder to issues within the building.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree plus previous library or customer-service work experience in a demanding and sometimes fast-paced service desk
  • Familiarity with automated library system or similar system; proficiency with computing and productivity software (word processing, spreadsheets etc.)
  • Excellent organizational, conflict resolution, and interpersonal communication skills; evidence of collegiality and ability to deliver excellent customer service experiences; ability to work a flexible schedule, including some holiday shifts; ability to work independently with minimal supervision; willingness to work as part of a team.
  • Background in an academic library environment or librarianship preferred but not required. Supervisory experience, especially with student employees, preferred.
How to Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html. Elect option for "New Applicant". Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading. Locate the desired job listing. Click the job title and then Apply Now.
Closing Statement:
Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans to apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected category.

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Digital Library Services Coordinator, NPHCO, Worcester, MA

Digital Library Services Coordinator

National Public Health Coordination Office (NPHCO)

Overview:

The National Public Health Coordination Office has the important role of providing information resources to public health departments that monitor outbreaks, design interventions, and inform health care utilization.  The NPHCO manages all facets of the Public Health Digital Library (PHDL) including supporting continuous access to resources, providing distance-based training and education to users across the country, partnering with local health sciences libraries for instruction and interlibrary loan, working with vendors, and maintaining contact with public health departments. The Public Health Digital Library provides access to electronic resources to participating state public health departments. While offering licensed information resources, the digital library uses PubMed and other National Library of Medicine information delivery tools.

 

The NPHCO is located at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England with the support and resources of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts.  The position offers the exciting opportunity to interact with diverse levels of leadership and operations within the National Library of Medicine, public health departments, the National Network, Lamar Soutter Library and information professionals throughout the region and the country.

 

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

Under the general direction of the NPHCO Manager or designee, the Digital Library Services Coordinator makes improvements and refines the usability of digital library resources available of the PHDL; maintains the Public Health Digital Library Resource List based on renewals; supports the continuity of services by troubleshooting access issues and problems reported by users. The Coordinator manages access points and resolves resource access issues. The Coordinator will work in concert with the Manager and Education Coordinator to liaise with customers and vendors and will design and implement improvements to the digital library resource delivery system to refine its access. The Coordinator will also respond to questions including assistance with DOCLINE, LinkOut, and questions related to using digital library resources.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides technical and information-seeking expertise to users of the Public Health Digital Library (PHDL)
  • Maintains and makes enhancements to the PHDL resource list assuring the discoverability of information: assures quality control and accuracy of holdings and metadata describing the resources.
  • Supports access and authentication of licensed library resources for public health departments, communicating with vendors and maintaining library access utilities, PHDs, and third-party systems.
  • Provides support to PHDL users by responding to technical access issues and assists with implementation stages of the PHDL delivery system.
  • Supports the communications of NPHCO, updating websites and facilitating communication postings in blog and mailing formats. 
  • Gathers and organizes data on use of digital library resources for analyzing usage and activity patterns

 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Master's degree in library science, computer science, information science or a bachelor's degree and 5-7 years' relevant experience
  • Two to three years' experience in library systems or technical support environment or equivalent
  • Previous project management experience
  • Ability to problem solve and implement creative solutions and services
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to technical and non-technical audiences

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated knowledge of providing reference and research support in in-person or online contexts
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electronic resources management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with web programming languages and tools

 

 

Job Title: Digital Library Services Coordinator

Job Number: 2018-30420
Salary Grade: 45

Contact: Javier Crespo (Javier.crespo@umassmed.edu508/856.7633)

See this job announcement and apply at http://www.ummsjobs.com/job/2988/.

 

UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.

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Branch Librarian, Gaylord Memorial Library, South Hadley, MA

SOUTH HADLEY PUBLIC LIBRARY

GAYLORD BRANCH

 

BRANCH LIBRARIAN

 

The Town of South Hadley seeks qualified applicants for the position of Branch Librarian at the Gaylord Memorial Library, a branch of the South Hadley Public Library. The successful candidate must be organized, driven to provide excellent customer service, committed to teamwork, and display initiative to maintain and improve upon the efficiency and effectiveness of public library services.

 

The Branch Librarian is a professional position responsible for supervising the operation of a branch library and overseeing daily activities.  The Branch Librarian is part of the South Hadley Public Library's Adult Services staff and works with colleagues to coordinate programming and services between the main and branch libraries. This position works 25 hours per week at an annual salary of $26,250.

 

This is a union position with a work schedule that includes evening and weekend hours. Please review the full job description for a complete list of duties and responsibilities. The job description is listed with the job posting on the town's website

 

Posting will be active until position is filled.

 

To submit an application please visit our website at www.southhadley.org/jobs

 

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

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Adult Services Director, Durham Public Library, Durham, NH

Adult Services Director, Durham Public Library

The Durham Public Library in Durham, New Hampshire is seeking a dynamic, people-oriented multi-tasker for a 37.5-hour per week, exempt position. As a member of the senior management team, the Adult Services Director will assist the Library Director in the library's overall operations; take responsibility for the daily management and staffing of the adult services department; manage the development, direction and administration of the library's adult services collection; and plan and/ or oversee adult programming and outreach services to the community. Job duties are subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the position change.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or any combination of education and experience which demonstrates possession of the required knowledge, skills and abilities.  Three years professional experience. Supervisory experience a plus. Ability to supervise, direct and evaluate a para-professional library staff. Public relations skills (oral and written), organizational and planning skills, excellent computer skills, and ability to interact professionally with internal and external customers.

Salary commensurate with experience, plus excellent Town of Durham, NH benefits.

Send resumé, cover letter & 3 professional references by Monday, March 19, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. to: 

Rosemary Bebris, Director, Durham Public Library, 49 Madbury Road, Durham, NH 03824 or rbebris@ci.durham.nh.us.

Complete job description and more information at www.durhampubliclibrary.org.

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Reference Librarian, Hanson Public Library, Hanson, MA

Reference Librarian, Hanson Public Library

The Town of Hanson is seeking a full-time Reference Librarian - 35 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.

The duties and responsibilities of the position include:

  • Provides technology support and computer instruction to staff and patrons
  • Manages and updates the library's website and social media accounts
  • Maintains the library's electronic equipment including installing and updating hardware and software, researching equipment for purchase, coordinating with the library network and software vendors, and troubleshooting hardware and software
  • Assists individuals and groups in locating and obtaining information and materials from within the library, online, or through interlibrary loan in order to answer reference questions either in person or by telephone, email, fax, or mail
  • Educates patrons, presents workshops, and prepares instructional aids regarding bibliographic instruction, computers and technology, and library materials and services
  • Evaluates and purchases materials, and recommends materials for removal
  • Prepares publicity materials to promote the library's programs and services online, in print, and through local access cable television
  • Collaborates with other library staff, community agencies, schools, and local organizations to develop programs and services
  • Assists library staff in other departments as required including circulation desk duties

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Proficiency with computers and technology including Windows, Microsoft Office, mobile devices and apps, computer networks and printers, the Internet, and online databases
  • Knowledge of professional library methods, reference resources and practices
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgement
  • Ability to instruct individuals and groups, especially regarding computers and technology
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Aptitude for dealing with the public in a professional and courteous manner
  • Experience working independently or as part of a group

 

Qualifications

  • Requires a Master's Degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association and professional certification from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
  • Must have a minimum of three years professional experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computers and technology required
  • Familiarity with Wordpress and SirsiDynix Workflows preferred

 

Full/Part Time

Full Time

 

Salary

Based on qualifications and experience

 

Closing Date

Open until filled

 

How to Apply

Application and complete job description are available online at www.hanson-ma.gov

Send application and resume to Town Administrator, Michael McCue, Hanson Town Hall, 542 Liberty St. Hanson, MA 02341.  Hanson is EOEA.

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Curator/Site Superintendent, Prudence Crandall State Historic Preservation Office, CT Department of Economic and Community Development, Canterbury, CT

The Prudence Crandall Museum seeks a forward-thinking, experienced Museum Curator/Site Superintendent to assume the leadership of this national historic landmark as it enters a period of organizational growth guided by a new vision that embeds Prudence Crandall, Sarah Harris and the Academy students in the national conversation about racism, sexism and injustice in America. The successful candidate will be able to imagine what the site could be, and develop and carry-out strategies to make the vision a reality.

As the only staff person regularly on-site, responsibilities are diverse including but not limited to: oversight of all aspects of the museum's daily operations, overseeing seasonal staff and docents (junior and adult), working collaboratively with the Friends organization, building relationships with local, state and national organizations, performing curatorial functions, program planning and execution, exhibit research, design and installation, and representing the museum effectively to its stakeholders and to the public.

Qualifications: Proven success in coordinating staff and volunteers, including team-oriented working styles; highly organized, detail-oriented and results-driven; articulate communicator with strong written and public speaking skills; relationship-building skills; demonstrated ability to solve problems both independently and as a team; ability to work within the proscribed processes associated with the state system; demonstrated knowledge and use of current technologies, including social media; deep understanding of best practices in history museums; experience with the care and restoration of historic structures; experience interpreting African American history, Women's history, and/or Native American history; and experience working or living in a rural setting.

The ideal candidate will be an active participant/leader in the museum community with an understanding of current trends; be curious and ask questions; show a commitment to continuing education; be optimistic, enthusiastic and flexible, and have a sense of humor.

Applicants are directed to https://jobapscloud.com/ct/, Recruitment #171025-5862CL-001, by March 22, 2018. This position is represented by the A&R bargaining unit and, in accordance with the union contract, individuals newly-hired into State service begin at the minimum (step 1) of the salary range for the position.

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

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $63,215-$81,807/year

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Executive Director, Newburyport Maritime Society, Inc./Custom House Maritime Museum, Newburyport, MA

The Newburyport Maritime Society is a 40-year old cultural institution organized to celebrate the role maritime activities played in the development and growth of Massachusetts and New England. Its primary tool for achieving this goal is the Custom House Maritime Museum (CHMM) located in an historic 1835 building on the waterfront of central Newburyport. We are an active institution consistently evolving as we connect the past to the living history of today through relationships with local educational, artistic, business and nonprofit organizations.

The CHMM has become a cultural hub in the last decade and we are looking for an Executive Director who will continue the development and implementation of a vision that enhances the Museum's ability to provide programs which augment the institution's status as one of the top cultural organizations in greater Newburyport.

The CHMM is seeking an Executive Director who will be an effective, enthusiastic public face of the museum with a variety of audiences including museum guests, members, community leaders, and our waterfront neighbors. The ability to manage human resources across a broad spectrum of employees, volunteers, interns and the public is a necessary skill. We expect the Executive Director to deal with day-to-day issues in the areas of exhibits, programming, facilities, retail operations and grant applications.

The Executive Director will be expected to be an active and visionary participant in fulfilling the Museum's needs of both Board and Financial Development. Museum training, experience, familiarity with data bases and Museum Studies credentials are desirable.

To apply: Please send a cover letter with resume to NMS.CHMM.Search@gmail.com.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: Competitive and commensurate with experience

 

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Head, Children's Services, Turner Free Library, Randolph, MA

Head of Children's Services Job Posting

The Turner Free Library seeks a Head of Children's Services who enjoys working in a strong team environment and thinking outside the box.

 

The Head of Children's Services must hold an MLS from an ALA accredited program, preferably with a concentration in youth services. Experience in management preferred as this is a department head position. The Head of Children's Services is responsible for library service and outreach to children ages 0-12 and their caregivers. (I.E. parents, teachers, etc.)

This is a 35-hour workweek; some nights and weekends are required.

 

Position Duties Include:

  • Reports directly to the Library Director. In the absence of the Library Director and Assistant Director the Children's Librarian is responsible for all aspects of the library, including, but not limited to, staffing and operational concerns.
  • Supervises all Children's Department staff and volunteers. He/she must communicate and work well with other library department heads and staff.
  • Manages the daily operations of the Children's Department. This includes, but is not limited to, staff training, keeping library staff aware of children's programming and any advancements in literacy/children's services.
  • Plans, publicizes, carries out and supervises all library programming for children ages 0-12 and their caregivers. This includes, but is not limited to: Summer Reading Club programs, outreach to local schools and daycares, library story times, STEAM programs, & programming for tweens.
  • Integrating new, innovative and diverse programming to fit community needs is a must.
  • Responsible for assisting patrons and staff with technology instruction, managing and maintaining current technology in the department, and implementation of new technologies is required.
  • An excellent working relationship with any and all town/local agencies serving children ages 0-12 and their caregivers is a must. The Head of Children's Services will represent the Library in Town Events per the Library Director's request. These may include, but are not limited to: Literacy Nights/Events at schools, RPS Back To School Jamboree, Harvest Hoopla, Night Before The Fourth Parade, Winterfest and more.
  • Appropriately expends programming and materials budgets.
  • Builds and maintains a diverse and current circulating collection that meets the needs of the community.
  • He/she is a liaison and represents the library management team at The Friends of The Turner Free Library's monthly board meetings.
  • Maintains accurate records and reports statistics to the Library Director and Assistant Director.

The Head of Children's Services completes other duties as assigned by the Library Director.

 

To Apply:

Please email resume and cover letter to Library Director, Meaghan James at mjames@ocln.org, by end of business day, March 22nd.

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Library Director, Rodgers Memorial Library, Hudson, NH

The George H. and Ella M. Rodgers Memorial Library in Hudson, NH is seeking candidates for the position of Library Director. The Library Director is responsible for the direction and coordination of the day-to-day operations of a dynamic community library in a Southern New Hampshire community of almost 25,000 residents with a growing patron base.

 

The Library Director provides administrative leadership in coordination with the Library Board of Trustees in the areas of program planning, collection development, budgeting, technology development, staff supervision and direction, facility management and representation to the local community, library cooperatives and state organizations.

 

Requirements for applicants include MLS, six years of progressively responsible professional library experience including three years in supervisory or administrative capacity, or an equivalent combination of education and experience with emphasis on excellent communication skills. Knowledge of New Hampshire Library RSAs is preferred.

 

Salary commensurate with experience.

Submit resume and cover letter to trustees@rodgerslibrary.org or mail to Trustees, 194 Derry Road, Hudson, NH 03051, by March 30, 2018. No phone calls please.

 

For more information about the Rodgers Memorial Library visit the website at www.rodgerslibrary.org.

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Director, Dedham Historical Society and Museum, Dedham, MA

Executive Director Dedham Historical Society and Museum The Dedham Historical Society and Museum is seeking an experienced, self-motivated and detail-oriented person to become its next Executive Director. Founded in 1859, the Dedham Historical Society and Museum preserves and actively seeks information about the towns that comprised the original Dedham Grant, with special emphasis on the Town of Dedham. The Society's mission is to interpret and display its remarkable collections, including its nationally renowned collection of Dedham pottery, 17th and 18th century furniture, and early clocks; to avail researchers to its significant archival holdings; and to promote public opportunities to explore Dedham's remarkable history. The Society's offerings include an annual lecture series, educational programs for the local schools, and a newsletter. The Executive Director is responsible for managing the Society's day-to-day operations including programming and marketing, supervising the DHSM staff, coordinating fundraising and membership solicitations, preparing and overseeing annual budgets, coordinating exhibition development, and providing support to the Board of Directors. The successful candidate will have a Master's Degree and/or a minimum of three to five years of museum administration experience, and strong interpersonal, administrative, and organizational skills.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please send cover letter and resume to the Search Committee, Dedham Historical Society, 612 High Street, Dedham, MA 02026 or email society@dedhamhistorical.org.

Letters of interest should be submitted by March 23, 2018.

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Youth Services Librarian, Brownell Library, Essex Junction, VT

Brownell Library seeks a collaborative, creative, inspired and professional Youth Librarian to join our team. This position directly oversees coordinating, developing, implementing and evaluating innovative services and collection development for infants through teens. Other responsibilities include supervision of support staff and volunteers, covering public desks, outreach to area organizations, department budget management, publicity, and assisting patrons with resources - both print and digital.

Hours include some nights and weekends. Qualifications include: Masters in Library Science, plus three years of experience working with youth, preferably in a library environment, or a combination of education and experience desired. Supervisory experience preferred.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate a desire to work with young people from infants to teens; be knowledgeable about current youth and teen issues; strive to learn emerging technologies; be able to work in a team-centered environment and must possess creativity, motivation, flexibility, imagination, enthusiasm and more to inspire the love of reading, lifelong learning and the exploration of ideas.

This position is full time with excellent benefits. Application forms available below, at the Village office or Brownell Library. Send application with resume and cover letter to Village of Essex Junction, 2 Lincoln Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452, or admin@essexjunction.org.  Resume review will begin Feb. 23, 2018.  Applications accepted until position is filled. EOE. 

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Open Access Fellow, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Open Access Fellow - Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication

 

The Open Access Fellow's primary purpose is to facilitate deposits through the DASH workflow, Harvard's open-access repository.

 

Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH) is Harvard's open-access repository for scholarly articles written by Harvard faculty and scholars, and is managed by the Office of Scholarly Communication (OSC) within Harvard Library. DASH contains 42,000+ works (and counting) that are freely available to the world.

 

The Open Access Fellows program assists faculty and scholars with depositing their articles in DASH. Although much of the work can be done independently, each Fellow is required to spend two hours each week (at a regularly scheduled time) working in the OSC office under the supervision of the Repository Manager. Open Access Fellows gain valuable experience in the world of open access and help the OSC bring Harvard scholarship to readers the world over.

 

The Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication was formed in 2008 with a charge to the University Library from the Harvard Provost to spearhead campus-wide initiatives to open, share, and preserve scholarship.

 

Primary duties include:

  • Facilitate deposits through the DASH workflows
  • Describe works in the repository by consistently providing thorough and accurate data entry
  • Troubleshoot DASH records
  • Conduct bibliographic research
  • Outreach to publishers and DASH authors
  • Participate in office hours and trainings

 

Qualifications:

  • Current Simmons SLIS student or recent MLS graduate
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to stay focused and work efficiently at mundane tasks

 

Schedule:

  • 12-17hrs/week
  • $17/hr
  • Flexible schedule (work independently)
  • 2 hours per week must be worked in-house on a set schedule
  • Incumbent to begin on or around March 19, 2018

 

Applications are being accepted until March 12, 2018. To apply, please email cover letter and resume to:

Colin Lukens - Repository Manager

colin_lukens@harvard.edu

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Library Collaboration Project Manager, Smith College Museum, Northampton, MA

Smith College seeks a dynamic, accomplished candidate to become the Project Manager for the Mellon Museum and Library Collaboration Grant. Candidates would likely come from a LAMS (Libraries/Archives/Museum) background with significant project management experience in a digital cultural heritage setting and strong data analysis skills.

The Project Manager will have the opportunity to be directly involved in the planning process that envisions deep collaboration among campus collections. This 18 month grant project will be accomplished through: environmental scanning of technical infrastructure, collection audits and compilation of use case scenarios; outreach activities and engagement with faculty and student scholars and peer digital experts; and strategic grant proposal preparation. One innovative feature of the project is the development of a campus-wide digital preservation policy that codifies best practice across units of the college.

 

The successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge, experience and robust capabilities in project management. They will have strong written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to report about complex data. Working effectively and collaboratively with diverse staff, faculty and students in a higher ed setting is a vital aspect of the project.

Collaborations across Libraries and the Museum of Art, with the college's faculty, with Smith's Information Technology Services, and with the Five Colleges consortium make this an appealing prospect for candidates who want to be part of an ambitious vision to foster digital scholarship with stellar museum and libraries special collections. This is an exciting opportunity to join an academic community undergoing significant transformation of digital practice and a shift to an open scholarship culture. And, of course, it offers the chance to live in the beautiful Pioneer Valley and to work within the Five College consortium.

View the full position description and apply online via the Smith College Human Resources site.

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Outreach and Academic Engagement Librarian, Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT

Position Details:

Reporting to the Research Librarian and Coordinator of Research Services the Outreach and Academic Engagement Librarian will work collaboratively with staff throughout the library as well as within the broader Wesleyan community to demonstrate the value of the library in a liberal arts environment.

This newly defined position will be dedicated to expanding the library's outreach efforts in order to strengthen relationships across the campus, particularly those with faculty and students.

This position will take the lead in building learner-centered programming and highlighting the role of the library in Wesleyan's distinct culture.

This position will also play a key role in promoting Wesleyan's unique collections as well as engaging the research community and other constituencies outside of Wesleyan.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Chair the library's Communications Team to publicize and promote use of library collections and services
  • Create and deliver programs that enhance the library's role in student instruction, faculty scholarship, and staff initiatives
  • Collaborate with other campus constituencies - like the Center for Pedagogical Innovation, Career Services, to offer mutually beneficial programming
  • Serve as liaison for the Friends of the Wesleyan Library
  • Develop promotional materials that effectively communicate the library's goals, services, and news to a variety of audiences, including editorial responsibility for the library's newsletter
  • Partner with the Digital Projects Librarian and others to further develop the online presence of Wesleyan's unique collections
  • Conduct library instruction for groups and provide one-on-one research consultations
  • Provide general reference to students, faculty, staff, and the community
  • Select materials in liaison subject areas as assigned
  • Serve on library committees and task forces and campus committees when library representation is appropriate
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends and changes in academic public services and contributing to the library profession through participation in the work of professional organizations

Minimum Requirements:

  • Masters in Library and/or Information Science and at least one year related experience in outreach or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating, leading, and evaluating success of programs and events
  • Facility with social media tools for organizational outreach.
  • Expertise developing promotional materials and programs
  • Knowledge of trends in effective marketing techniques
  • Facility with Adobe Creative Cloud or equivalent
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team-based environment
  • Demonstrated service orientation and creativity within an academic environment
  • Effective communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A subject master's degree, preferably in the humanities or social sciences
  • Experience in academic libraries
  • Experience with graphic design
  • Experience working in library public services, including general face-to-face and online reference work
  • Experience teaching library instruction using information literacy concepts
  • Experience in using Springshare Libguides software

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Director, Paul Memorial Library, Newfields, NH

Library Director
Paul Memorial Library

 
The Board of Trustees of the Paul Memorial Library in Newfields seek a creative, customer oriented, flexible and enthusiastic leader to serve as Director. The right candidate will be a hands-on Director with knowledge of emerging technologies in library services, strong communication skills, talented in all areas of programming, and a true people person. They will be able to continue to create a warm and welcoming environment for this town.

The Paul Memorial Library is located in rural Newfields, on the Seacoast of New Hampshire serving a population of 1,700. The Library is open six days a week, 35 hours per week. The collection contains a total of 11,000 items.


Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an MLS from an ALA-accredited university and at least three years administrative work experience in a public library setting. Specifically, the applicant should have demonstrated abilities in collection development; customer service; personnel and financial management; program development and public relations. The applicant must demonstrate excellent interpersonal abilities, including proficiency in working as part of a team, leading others, and interacting with the public.


Job Responsibilities: The Director is responsible for administration of all library operations. The Director works with the Board to prepare an annual budget for town approval, and monitors and controls expenditures for the building, books and materials, supplies, and salaries. The Director manages three part-time employees. The Director actively participates in community outreach with the public, community leaders, and local officials; maintains liaison with Friends of the Library, Main Street Art, and other non-profits in the town. Some local travel is required to pick up/drop-off inter-library loans.

Abilities: The candidate will be able to lift 25 pounds and navigate interior and exterior stairs. Be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with Apollo (ILS), Quicken, and WordPress are very helpful.

This is a part-time position of 25/hours per week at $22.50 per hour. There are no benefits.

Closing Date: February 23, 2018

To apply, send a letter including a statement about your interest in the position and applicable experience, along with your resume, to: Pam Burch via email to pamburch@comcast.net
 
Web Site: http://www.paulmemoriallibrary.org

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Research Librarian, Kent School, Kent, CT

Kent School seeks to fill the position of Research Librarian in the John Gray Park '28 Library. The person in this role will serve as a primary point of contact for student research at Kent, and for faculty research support.

Responsibilities include teaching multiple sections of a required class in study skills and research methods; creating and delivering individual lessons for classes and projects in and outside of the library; participating in ongoing collection development of both print and digital materials and promotion of same; managing and developing a robust student tutoring program; promoting academic integrity principles through individual and group instruction as well as programming; assisting with supervision of students in the library generally.

This is an academic year (40 week) staff position with benefits, salary commensurate with experience.

Requires an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited institution, excellent communication and technology skills, demonstrated experience with sophisticated research methods, a particular enthusiasm for working with college bound high school students, comfort working in a rapidly changing environment, and desire to be a member of a creative team. Prior experience in an independent school environment is preferred.

For consideration please send a cover letter and resume to the attention of: Amy Voorhees, Library Director, Kent School, P.O. Box 2006, Kent, CT 06757 or voorheesa@kent-school.edu

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Access Services Librarian, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Access Services Librarian. Reporting to the Associate Director of Access Services for Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS) Libraries, the Access Services Librarian leads a team of Access Services staff at the Tozzer Anthropology Library and the Harvard-Yenching Library to provide access to Harvard Library and its collections. In addition, the Access Services Librarian assists the Associate Director of Access Services for FAS Libraries and a fellow Access Services Librarians in coordinating daily operations and maintaining services across the FAS library system. The Access Services Librarian performs a variety of managerial and operational duties requiring substantial knowledge of library systems and procedures to provide access to collections, process library materials, and assist patrons in identifying, gaining access to, and using of library resources. This highly visible position operates in a busy environment and involves actively assisting users and monitoring multiple library functions. 

 

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

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Research and Instruction Librarian, Maxwell Library, Bridgewater State University, Bridgewater, MA

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

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

 

Essential Duties:

Library Services seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented professional for the position of Research and Instruction Librarian. This is a tenure-track librarian position reporting to the Director of Library Services. The successful candidate will work collaboratively with others to identify, develop, deploy, manage, and improve new and existing programming that support research, teaching, learning and creative activities. The successful candidate will supervise and evaluate part-time librarians and full-time support staff assigned to Reference Services.

This position:

  • Provides user-focused research and reference assistance for a diverse student, faculty and community population.
  • Delivers expert one-on-one consultations to faculty, students, staff, and others emphasizing searching skills, critical appraisal of resources, information management, research impact measurements, research data management, and more.
  • Works with others to advise faculty and students on scholarly communication issues, which may include copyright and publication strategies.
  • Applies knowledge of services and trends in academic libraries to support undergraduate and graduate education.
  • Applies knowledge of new and emerging technologies to help develop and continually improve innovative programs, research collections, and instruction to support teaching, learning, research, and creative activities.
  • Teaches in-person and online sessions as requested and as needed.
  • Develops research guides, tutorials, learning objects, and other tools for promoting and fostering learning and research.
  • Builds collaborative relationships and develops programming with campus partners.
  • Works with others on- and off-campus to market and promote research services, instruction and library resources.
  • Stays current with developments in librarianship and higher education.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Relevant experience in an academic, large public, or special library, or in a related field.
  • Experience using a wide variety of online research tools, resource guides such as LibGuides, instructional technologies, and virtual reference services.
  • Experience with web-scale discovery layers and metasearch technologies.
  • Experience providing outreach services.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and knowledge of various research methodologies.
  • Ability to effectively work independently and collaboratively.
  • Evidence of ability to successfully engage in professional activities and disciplinary scholarship to satisfy promotion and tenure requirements of the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) contract. http://mscaunion.org/contract/.

 

Please go to http://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/9968 for complete job information and to apply online. 

 

Application deadline is February 23, 2018

 

Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.

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Cataloger/Head of Technical Services, M.G. Parker Memorial Library, Dracut, MA

The Town of Dracut seeks qualified applicants to serve as Cataloger/Head of Technical Services at the Parker Memorial Library. This is a full-time position, 35-hours per week, with benefits.  Some evening and weekend hours included. 

The Town of Dracut requires a physical exam, drug screen and CORI check post-offer. A complete job description and employment application can be obtained at www.dracutma.gov/human-resources.

Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree; Master's Degree in Library Science preferred; two years professional library experience, including cataloging, required, experience with SirsiDynix Symphony preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Education: MLS

Salary: $19.67 per hour to start

Closing Date: Open until filled.

How to Apply

Qualified individuals should send a completed application, resume and cover letter to:

Christine Lindberg, Director of Human Resources
62 Arlington Street
Dracut, MA 01826
clindberg@dracutma.gov

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Content Management & Research Librarian, Analog Devices, Wilmington, MA

Competitive pay and flexible start date 

 

Analog Devices' digital library team supports informed technical and business decision-making and innovation throughout the company's worldwide locations by providing online access to quality scientific, technical, business, and market research resources and services.

 

This position provides the opportunity to work closely with a small team and take part in a broad range of corporate library operations including research assistance on technical and business subjects, collection development and maintenance, user instruction, vendor negotiations, and document delivery services.  The library is 100% online and our users are located worldwide so digital communication skills are essential.

 

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Addressing incoming research, reference, and document delivery requests from ADI employees
  • Managing the library's collection of industry specifications and standards (published by ISO, IEC, ANSI, etc.)
  • Supporting market research content acquisition, subscription renewals, and cataloging
  • Negotiating with content providers and other vendors to ensure cost-effective, uninterrupted access to premium research resources for library users
  • Contributing to the library's outreach and training activities (including live and online training sessions, internal conferences, video tutorials, newsletters, and surveys)
  • Helping to maintain and update content on the library's intranet portal

Requirements:

  • Current enrollment or recent graduation from an ALA-accredited Master's degree program in library and information science
  • Able to work 40 hours a week during normal business hours in the Wilmington, MA office of Analog Devices
  • Strong team player with a results-oriented approach
  • Able to balance attention to detail with real-world time and resource constraints
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent digital communication skills
  • Comfortable with basic business software such as Microsoft Office

Other qualifications:

  • Experience or coursework focused on special libraries or competitive intelligence is a plus
  • Experience with library product evaluation and/or vendor negotiations is a plus
  • Experience with SharePoint, Piwik (now Matomo), Camtasia, or Jira Service Desk is a plus
  • Professional enthusiasm, curiosity, flexibility, initiative, and a sense of humor are also definite pluses!

Please apply online at  https://careers.analog.com/job/ANLGUS1070/ .

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Library Director, Sargent Memorial Library, Boxborough, MA

The Town of Boxborough is an engaged community of about 5000 residents. The Sargent Memorial Library is a town treasure and has twice been recognized as one of America's Star Libraries. The library is a vibrant community center enjoyed by residents of Boxborough and adjoining towns. Our building is a modern, well-appointed, purpose-built facility. We circulate close to 150,000 print and digital items annually. The director position is ideal for a qualified, experienced library professional looking to support our quest to provide life-long learning opportunities.

The Library Director is responsible for:

  • Meeting the information and library needs of all patrons.
  • Supervising the operations of the library, including budget and facilities.
  • Planning and formulating services and policies.
  • Directing, training, and supervising staff.
  • Providing opportunities for cultural, educational, or entertaining programming.
  • Acquiring and maintaining print, electronic, media, and other materials and information sources.
  • Representing the library to the community and the town.
  • Working with outside vendors and contractors.
  • Pursuing grant funding from state and federal sources.
  • Reporting to the Board of Trustees.

Candidates should be able to make independent judgments and decisions; foster positive relationships with residents, and town employees and boards; provide an encouraging work environment for staff; make suggestions for programming and materials to keep the library current; engage our active seniors as well as our children and young adults; and make the library a welcoming place for our culturally-diverse community.

 

Position Purpose

The Library Director is responsible for providing leadership for the library system by directing and managing the Sargent Memorial Library. This work is accomplished by anticipating, discovering, and working to meet the information and library needs of all patrons; planning and formulating services and policies; directing, training and supervising staff for optimal service; acquiring, maintaining and creating access to collections of print, electronic, media, other forms of information and materials which meet the needs of the library's patrons. The Library Director is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control. The Library Director performs all other related work as required. 

Supervision

Supervision Scope: The Library Director performs complex duties requiring a high level of independent judgment in the planning, administration, and execution of the department's programs and services, and the direction of library personnel. 

 

Supervision Received:

The Library Director works under the direction of a six-member elected Board of Library Trustees. The Library Director makes recommendations and decisions regarding department policies, procedures, operations, and plans in accordance with state, federal, and local guidelines

 

Supervision Given:

The Library Director has supervisory responsibility for all library staff and volunteers. Hires staff, provides direct daily direction, prepares employee performance evaluations, is responsible for operation costs and methods, and counsels staff consistent with library policies.

 

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a highly public, responsible position. The Library Director has frequent interactions with other department heads, residents, parents, children, committees, boards and commissions, media, and government officials, vendors, contractors, and paid performers. Represents Library organization at network meetings on regional, state, and national level. The Library Director has access to confidential information involving personnel, bid proposals, and patron information protected under MGL 78. Responds to inquiries pertaining to the library from all Town Departments at any time necessary. Judgment includes interpretation of statutes, bylaws, and codes. Errors of omission or commission may result in financial loss, delay, or loss of services, and/or damage to the building. The Director is frequently called upon to solve problems that arise either in serving the public or overseeing the library building and services.

 

Examples of Work 

Operations

  • Plans and supervises the operation of the public library in the town; recommends library policies, programs, and procedures. Responsible for the delivery of public services to citizens utilizing the public library, and for the efficient administration and management of the library.
  • Orders all supplies, equipment, and materials needed for the day-to- day operations of the Library.
  • Executes all library policies promulgated by the Board of Library Trustees; acts as Trustees' liaison with other town departments, with the Town's state legislators and with representatives of the Board of Library Commissioners.
  • Responsible for the management of the physical assets, as well as the preventative maintenance programs associated with, the care and upkeep of, the library physical plant, maintenance systems, and grounds. Informs DPW of simple maintenance needs. Establishes agreements and contracts with service providers and vendors.
  • Attends meetings of the Board of Library Trustees and advises Trustees of programs, service, facility, planning, personnel and policy matters requiring consideration or action.
  • Presents a written Director's Report at all Library Trustees' meetings identifying the progress and up to date status of library operating budget, on-going library services and programs and all matters requiring their attention.
  • Attends all Town and Special Town Meetings, representing the Library to the community and Town Meeting attendees.  
  • Prepares a yearly written report of all library activities for inclusion in the Town of Boxborough Annual Report.   

Budget

  • Develops and prepares the annual operating budget, personnel budget, and capital outlay programs for the approval of the Board of Library Trustees, town boards, and Town Meeting. Develops and prepares long-range planning for the library facility and the operational growth of the library, based upon established goals and related performance data, as promulgated by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.  
  • Supervises the cost effective and judicious expenditure of all appropriated town funds, foundation funds, gift monies, state aid awards, and grant monies. Pursues alternative cooperative purchasing options with other Town Departments, with network and system libraries and state contracts. Assures appropriate fiscal monitoring and reporting.  
  • Pursues grant funding from state and federal sources, from foundations and corporate donors to promote, enhance, and create new library services, programs, and collections. Administers grant and foundation funds according to specified guidelines and files all necessary reports within specified time frames.
  • Stays informed of, and insures effective utilization of, all services available from state and library system agencies, and pertinent humanities agencies providing funding and programming resources.

Materials

  • Develops and directs the implementation of the Library's Material Selection Policy and Collection Development Policy and instructs and directs the staff in compliance with same.
  • Selects materials offered to the public. Reads reviews and makes decisions regarding all purchase and weeding of materials.
  • Manages all aspects of emerging technology-related library functions both internal and consortium-related; investigates and recommends to the Board of Trustees technological enhancements to service programs and materials delivery. Oversees technology inventory, warranties, and purchasing of replacement equipment.    
  • Supervises the cataloging and processing of books and other library materials, and all aspects of circulation by library staff members. 

Professional Expectations

  • Keeps informed of professional issues, trends, and attitudes through reading professional and managerial literature, listservs, newsletters, and journals.
  • Maintains affiliations with local, state, and national professional organizations; attends workshops, seminars, and conferences addressing current professional issues, trends and developments. 
  • Attends regular C/WMARS Network meetings, training workshops and oversees implementation of the Network. Attends meetings, workshops, and roundtables of MA Library System and MA Board of Library Commissioners. 
  • Actively supports state and federal legislation designed to aid and enhance library services and development.

Community

  • Promotes library services to the community, including participation in various civic organizations, speaking to groups, and meeting with individuals.  Promotes and publicizes library activities. 
  • Implements and directs the library's community relations and public relations programs, while administering community relations projects for the library. 
  • Plans, prepares, promotes and implements all adult programming.
  • Regularly recruits, schedules and publicizes local artists for rotating art exhibits in library meeting room.
  • Schedules library meeting room usage with local community organizations.
  • Selects museum passes to be purchased and oversees renewals by Friends of the Library.
  • Attends regular meetings of the Friends of the Boxborough Library; prepares a written or oral report, requests support of library programs and services, tracks all funds expended by Friends group.


 

Personnel

  • Recruits, selects, evaluates, promotes, reviews, and disciplines library staff. Encourages continued staff education and professional growth. Develops work schedules and administers personnel policies in accordance with the Town of Boxborough Personnel Administration Plan.  
  • Provides leadership in establishing effective working relationships and communication, ensuring high productivity, and encouraging initiative and creativity. 

 

And performs all other position related duties as required.

 

Recommended Minimum Qualifications

A Master's Degree in Library Science, accredited by the American Library Association, with Massachusetts Board of Library commissioners' certification, as well as five years previous experience in a public library setting, preferably in an administrative position, or any equivalent combination of education and experience. Requires sound knowledge and understanding of local and state statues relating to the operation of a municipal library as well as solid background in personnel, planning, programming, public service, and fiscal management.

 

Job Environment

Work is performed in typical office environment, subject to quiet or moderate noise. The employee is frequently required to make decisions.  The employee is regularly required to sit, talk, and hear. Specific vision abilities include close vision and the ability to focus. The need to assure safety and health of staff and patrons is sometimes highly stressful. The need to respond to competing needs or resolve conflicts is frequently stressful. 

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

This is a minimum 40 hours per week salaried position as Department Head.

Please send resumes and any supporting documents to jennifertcampbell@hotmail.com.

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Library Director, Acton Memorial Library, Acton, MA

Summary Description: The Acton Memorial Library seeks an engaged innovator with the ability to inspire and lead a seasoned staff, expand access to underserved populations, and nurture the library's existing and potential community relationships. This high-volume facility has an annual circulation of 550,000 a staff of 18 FTEs, and a budget of $1,400,000. The successful candidate will directly, or through delegation manage all aspects of library collections, services, programs, personnel, public relations, physical space and budget. The new library director will be enthusiastic about the changing trends in public libraries and will promote a responsive institutional culture that continually adapts to Acton's diverse community.

 

Minimum Entrance Requirements: ALA-accredited Masters degree in Library Science.  Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work and of the organization and management of public library operations.  Seven years of progressively responsible professional library experience in a fully-automated public library; 5 years supervisory experience (these years may be concurrent with the 7 years of professional public library experience); experience or participation in budget development and management; experience working in a public library consortium; experience in personnel selection and evaluation; experience in library collections management; experience in library marketing and public relations; demonstrated leadership, communications, organizational, technology and public service skills. Must be eligible for professional certification by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners upon appointment.

 

Preferred Qualifications: Experience as a library director or assistant director in a high-volume, mid-size public library; experience in promoting the library as a center for community activities; degree or certificate in public administration or business; experience supervising professional library staff; knowledge of Massachusetts public library certification and reporting standards; experience with trust funds, long range planning, archives, grant writing or policy development; experience with RFID.

 

Salary: Grade I18, ($87,322-$113,936 in 10 steps). Position to be filled on or about July 1, 2018. Please send cover letter and resume to the Human Resources Department, Town of Acton, hr@acton-ma.gov or 472 Main Street, Acton MA 01720. Acton is an EOE Employer.

Click here for more information: http://acton-ma.gov/DocumentCenter/View/4060 

Applications must be received no later than March 14, 2018.

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Executive Director, Mass Humanities, Northampton, MA

Location: currently Northampton, MA but flexible, MA

Mass Humanities is seeking an Executive Director to spearhead public humanities engagement with educational, cultural, government, business, and nonprofit leaders throughout the Commonwealth.

The ideal candidate will be a passionate advocate for the humanities and their relevance to contemporary life, a highly persuasive public communicator, and a proven leader and organizational manager.

To apply in confidence: Please email cover letter and resume to Susan Egmont at Egmont Associates, segmont@egmontassociates.com.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

 

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Museum Director-Curator, Rufus Porter Museum, Bridgton, ME

The Rufus Porter Museum, founded in 2005 located in Bridgton, Maine, is the only museum in the nation dedicated to telling the story of Rufus Porter (1792 - 1884), artist, inventor, and founding publisher of the magazine Scientific American. Now located in the center of the town of Bridgton, the newly established downtown museum campus has become a part of the cultural hub of Main Street. Exhibits are open seasonally to the public from early June through October. The Rufus Porter Museum's mission is "to celebrate the life and times of a remarkably creative American genius who worked throughout Maine, New England and beyond."

The Board of Trustees seeks a Museum Director-Curator to implement the mission in creative ways and further the progress of the Rufus Porter Museum through the expansion of the permanent exhibits on Rufus Porter plus yearly special exhibits, and enhancing programs that will continue to draw diverse visitors and increase membership. The successful candidate will have leadership skills to represent the organization effectively to all stakeholders and the public. He or she will be an experienced and well-organized professional of integrity and dedication who enjoys taking on new challenges and multi-tasking. He or she will have a firm grasp of museum best practices and non-profit management. The position requires proven experience in long-range planning, creative program development, donor stewardship, grant writing, and project management. Responsibilities include leading the museum's daily operations, developing and managing an annual budget, collections management, supervising seasonal volunteers and interns, marketing and advertising, social media and website management and facilities oversight.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree is required in a relevant area of study, a minimum of 3 years museum management or related experience. A Master's degree in a related field is preferred. Familiarity with databases such as PastPerfect, DonorSnap, and accounting software like Quickbooks desired. The position is 30 hours a week.

To Apply: Please send resume with cover letter including references and salary requirements to Search Committee at search@rufusportermuseum.org 

Deadline for applications is March 23, 2018. Qualified candidates will be contacted on a rolling basis.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time

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Assistant Circulation Desk Specialist, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

University of New Hampshire

Durham, NH

Assistant Circulation Desk Specialist


The UNH Library seeks a flexible and creative individual as our Assistant Circulation Desk Specialist. This position is responsible for a variety of duties in the Circulation Unit of the Academic and Community Engagement division. If you have experience with supervision and leading projects and want to contribute to our excellent patron service, participate in problem-solving opportunities, engage directly with students, researchers, and scholars in a fast-paced, rewarding, environment in the heart of the UNH Durham campus and community, please visit http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/28450 to apply.

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Art Museum Advisory Board Fellow, Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, South Hadley, MA

The Art Museum Advisory Board of the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum sponsors a full-time fellowship position to afford a recent college graduate an opportunity for valuable training in the museum field. This position is hourly with benefits starting July 1, 2018 and may be extended for a second year. Reporting to the Associate Curator and the Associate Curator of Visual and Material Culture, the Fellow will have a range of duties and projects in curatorial, exhibitions, education, collections management, and museum administration designed to develop their skills and experience with the functions of an academic museum while supporting the daily operations of MHCAM.

 
Qualifications include: a BA in art history, history, or a related field; individuals with MAs will also be considered. Excellent writing, research, and communication skills; experience with database management, social media platforms, Adobe Creative Suite software, and an ability to work for extended periods at a computer; as well as good manual dexterity for handling art objects. The successful candidate will have a strong academic record and keen organizational skills. The capacity to work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced and dynamic environment is essential.
 
Applications are due March 11, 2018. Interested applicants should submit the following materials: a one-page letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing sample (max. five pages), academic transcript, and names of three references with contact information. After a review of the applications, the top candidates will be interviewed by Museum staff in late March and the decision will be made by mid-April.
EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Director, Sullivan Museum & History Center, Norwich University, Northfield, VT

Under the general supervision of the Chief Librarian & Curator of University Collections, the Museum Director provides leadership, coordination, oversight, and vision for the operations of the Sullivan Museum and History Center, fostering a positive, high-service, and innovative culture now and in future university initiatives.

  • Directs museum operations, including development, education, programming, finance, internal and external communications, strategic planning, and staffing.
  • Implements a collections management policy, including acquisitions, deaccessioning, conservation and contingency planning for the maintenance and preservation of the museum's holdings.
  • Plans, achieves and maintains the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) accreditation.
  • Cultivates collaborative relationships with museum donors, alumni, faculty, staff, students and volunteers.
  • Directs public relations and marketing initiatives including effective communications plans.
  • Oversees the museum budgets and grant disbursements.
  • Manages, secures and maintains the property and facilities of the museum.
  • Manages and leads full- and part-time staff, volunteers, and consultants.

Requirements: A graduate degree in museum studies, history, or related field. Seven or more years of museum experience, preferably in and academic setting. Must have a thorough knowledge of professional museum principles and practices. Knowledge of and interest in American history, including military history. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills. Experience in exhibition development, instructional initiatives, and program planning. Staff and volunteer management skills.

All candidates must be a US Citizen/Permanent Resident legally eligible to work in the US without sponsorship now or in the future. Submit a cover letter, resume, and Norwich application: https://norwich.interviewexchange.com 

Application deadline: March 16, 2018.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Administrative Associate, Abbe Museum, Bar Harbor, ME

With the mission to inspire new learning about the Wabanaki Nations with every visit, the Abbe Museum is a decolonizing museum, offering changing exhibitions and a robust programming schedule for all ages, welcoming 30,000 visitors each year on Mount Desert Island, Maine, home of Acadia National Park. Wabanaki people are engaged in all aspects of the Museum, from curatorial roles to policy-making.

The Administrative Associate provides administrative support for the daily operations of the Abbe Museum and maintains a smooth office environment. The Administrative Associate demonstrates the highest professional standards of discretion and clear, unafraid, proactive communication skills. Independent judgment, decision-making authority and common sense are essential pre-rerequisites of the job. This individual will also have the highest standards of integrity, be outgoing, self-starting, well organized, tactful, detail-oriented, innovative and capable of working under pressure and meeting deadlines. The successful candidate will also be an energetic, mature, and experienced professional who can work effectively among a small, professional team.This is a part-time, hourly position reporting to the President/CEO with potential for a full-time schedule in six to twelve months.

The full job description may be found here: https://www.abbemuseum.org/work-at-the-abbe/.

After reading the full job description, please email a cover letter, resume or CV, and contact information for three references to cinnamon@abbemuseum.org.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Part time
SALARY RANGE: $16.00 to $18.00/hour

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Lecturer, History, UMass Boston, Boston, MA

For more information, click here: https://umb.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=94345&CNTRNO=0&TSTMP=1518467986119

The University of Massachusetts Boston History Department is seeking an experienced archivist for the position of Lecturer in History and Director of the Archives Track, an important component of our History MA program. We are looking for an engaged and experienced Archives professional with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience to help develop the Archives program as a part of our broader graduate curriculum. Primary duties include supervising student internships, advising Archives Track students, guiding student capstone projects, recruiting prospective students, teaching one graduate course in the Archives track curriculum each semester, promoting the program regionally and nationally, recruiting adjunct faculty to teach in the program, and collaborating with our Public History Track, the University Archives and Special Collections department in the Healey Library, and community partners.

Requirements:

Applicants must possess at least the terminal degree in the Archives field, either an MA in Archives or master's degree in library science with archives concentration, or must have an appropriate equivalent degree and/or well documented equivalent experience. An advanced degree in History is a significant plus. Teaching experience is strongly preferred. Candidates must be committed to collaborating with community groups and community-based archives and possess significant experience in this area. 

The University of Massachusetts Boston is committed to providing a safe and secure environment that is supported by qualified employees for all of its students, faculty and staff to carry out the University's teaching, research and public service missions.  As a condition of employment, the University will conduct appropriate background check reviews.  For more information, please see the University of Massachusetts Boston campus policy and procedures for employee background reviews:

https://hr.umb.edu/uploads/documents/Background_Check_Policy_october_2015_FINAL_revised_9_16_15.pdf

The position will begin September 1, 2018. Please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three letters of recommendation online. Consideration of applications will begin March 1, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

Please address any specific questions to Professor Vincent Cannato, the History Department's Graduate Program Director, at Vincent.cannato@umb.edu. UMass Boston is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, persons of color, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.


Application Instructions:

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information. In addition to federal law requirements, the University of Massachusetts Boston complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the university operates. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment.

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Legal Technology & Research Librarian, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

This newly created position is a wonderful opportunity for someone who enjoys reference and instruction but would also relish an opportunity to develop programs and applications to support Suffolk Law's Institute on Legal Innovation & Technology and the law school's new Legal Innovation and Technology Certificate program - a first-of-its-kind online certificate program. This librarian will be a member of the reference and instruction team, report directly to the Assistant Director for Public Services, work closely with the Institute on Legal Innovation and Technology, specialize in teaching legal technology, and work alongside nationally renowned leaders in law practice technology. Recent library school graduates are encouraged to apply. To view the complete position description and to apply, go here.

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Children's Librarian, Duxbury Free Library, Duxbury, MA

Reports To: Library Director and Library Division Head

Contract: Duxbury Free Library Employees, SEIU Local 888

Hours: Schedule includes evening and weekend hours

Salary: 25.10 per hour

Close Date: 2/28/18


The Duxbury Free Library is seeking a dynamic, energetic and motivated Children's Librarian to join our team. The successful candidate has a flexible and collaborative work style and the ability to create innovative programs for children ages 0-11 with intergenerational opportunities. We are seeking someone with strong technology skills, an interest in STEM & makerspace, as well as a demonstrated knowledge of early literacy development and children's literature. If you are self-directed with an ability to adapt to shifting priorities of the community and excited about the future of libraries, we'd like to meet you!

Town Job portal:

www.TownofDuxbury.appone.com

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Multiple Positions, Nashoba Brooks School, Concord, MA

Position #1: Library and Transliteracy Integration Specialist

Position Description

Nashoba Brooks School is an independent school for boys and girls, age 3-Grade 3; Girls, Grades 4-8 with an enrollment of 275 and growing. The School is committed to personal excellence in academics, athletics and the arts within its mission of preparing students for "...a life of continuous learning, accomplishment, and leadership in a diverse and changing world." We believe that diversity enriches and strengthens community and challenges individuals to become agents of change in creating a more fair and equitable world.

Summary

Nashoba Brooks School seeks candidates for the full-time, 11-month position of Library and Transliteracy Integration Specialist for the 2018-2019 academic year. A Nashoba Brooks School employee models the mission of the School and creates student-centered, mission-driven learning environments for students. Reporting to the director of educational technology and innovation, the successful candidate will work closely and collaboratively with all members of the IS team to model creative problem solving, critical thinking, and flexibility necessary for success in our diverse and changing world. The primary function of this role is to support Nashoba Brooks' vision for dynamic transliteracy integration throughout the School. Nashoba Brooks is committed to using innovative instruction, including mobile technology and design thinking theory, to equip our students with the tools, resources, and skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century.

Specific Responsibilities

Faculty Support

  • Support the faculty in effective transliteracy integration through a consistent pattern of strategic outreach and informal support
  • Support the school's commitment to a vibrant library program with flexible scheduling
  • Model curiosity, enthusiasm and creative problem solving when using educational technology
  • Collaborate with all members of the IS team to develop and execute strategic plans
  • Support teachers in gaining independence in troubleshooting technology problems
  • Respond to requests from employees for media, instructional, and technical help as needed Library
  • Serve as a resource and coach for transliteracy integration
  • Assist with management of library collection, circulation, and physical space
  • Encourage and cultivate inquiry-based learning, curriculum integration, unit design, backward design philosophy and gradual release implementation
  • Support teachers in developing and improving class websites for instructional purposes
  • Develop and offer library skills and transliteracy training workshops for teachers (library orientation, research, source citation, etc.)
  • Research educational software/hardware to support transliteracy integration and innovation
  • Work closely with the communications team to manage library communications that are well aligned with Nashoba Brooks' mission Integration and Instruction
  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to develop innovative lessons and support them in gaining independence in integrated curriculum instruction
  • Meet with grade level, department, and other teams to plan and assess curriculum aligned with the School's vision and goals
  • Be responsible for evaluating, promoting, and using existing and emerging technologies to support the School's mission, including proposing appropriate acquisitions

Teamwork

  • Collaborate effectively and consistently demonstrate support for all members of the IS department
  • Effectively manage multiple responsibilities
  • Continue to pursue professional development opportunities aligned with the School's vision for transliteracy integration and library trends

Qualifications

  • Master's degree with significant coursework in library science and/or education
  • Minimum of three years related experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development

The Library and Transliteracy Integration Specialist will model integrity, professionalism, curiosity, responsibility, creativity and respect for all persons, as well as a demonstrated commitment to advancing the School's core values of integrity, collaboration, inclusivity, empathy, and resilience.

Application

Applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé to: Hank Bryant, Director of Educational Technology and Innovation

Email: ltis@nashobabrooks.org

Homepage: www.nashobabrooks.org

Position #2: Library and Transliteracy Integration Specialist

Position Description Nashoba Brooks School is an independent school for boys and girls, age 3-Grade 3; Girls, Grades 4-8 with an enrollment of 275 and growing. The School is committed to personal excellence in academics, athletics and the arts within its mission of preparing students for "...a life of continuous learning, accomplishment, and leadership in a diverse and changing world." We believe that diversity enriches and strengthens community and challenges individuals to become agents of change in creating a more fair and equitable world.

Summary

Nashoba Brooks School seeks candidates for the full-time, 11-month position of Library and Transliteracy Integration Specialist for the 2018-2019 academic year. A Nashoba Brooks School employee models the mission of the School and creates student-centered, mission-driven learning environments for students. Reporting to the director of educational technology and innovation, the successful candidate will work closely and collaboratively with all members of the IS team to model creative problem solving, critical thinking, and flexibility necessary for success in our diverse and changing world. The primary function of this role is to support Nashoba Brooks' vision for dynamic transliteracy integration throughout the School. Nashoba Brooks is committed to using innovative instruction, including mobile technology and design thinking theory, to equip our students with the tools, resources, and skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century.

Specific Responsibilities

Faculty Support

  • Support the faculty in effective transliteracy integration through a consistent pattern of strategic outreach and informal support
  • Support the school's commitment to a vibrant library program with flexible scheduling
  • Model curiosity, enthusiasm and creative problem solving when using educational technology
  • Collaborate with all members of the IS team to develop and execute strategic plans
  • Support teachers in gaining independence in troubleshooting technology problems
  • Respond to requests from employees for media, instructional, and technical help as needed

Library

Serve as a resource and coach for transliteracy integration

  • Assist with management of library collection, circulation, and physical space
  • Encourage and cultivate inquiry-based learning, curriculum integration, unit design, backward design philosophy and gradual release implementation
  • Support teachers in developing and improving class websites for instructional purposes
  • Develop and offer library skills and transliteracy training workshops for teachers (library orientation, research, source citation, etc.)
  • Research educational software/hardware to support transliteracy integration and innovation
  • Work closely with the communications team to manage library communications that are well aligned with Nashoba Brooks' mission

Integration and Instruction

  • Collaborate with classroom teachers to develop innovative lessons and support them in gaining independence in integrated curriculum instruction
  • Meet with grade level, department, and other teams to plan and assess curriculum aligned with the School's vision and goals
  • Be responsible for evaluating, promoting, and using existing and emerging technologies to support the School's mission, including proposing appropriate acquisitions

Teamwork

  • Collaborate effectively and consistently demonstrate support for all members of the IS department
  • Effectively manage multiple responsibilities
  • Continue to pursue professional development opportunities aligned with the School's vision for transliteracy integration and library trends

Qualifications

  • Master's degree with significant coursework in library science and/or education
  • Minimum of three years related experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development

The Library and Transliteracy Integration Specialist will model integrity, professionalism, curiosity, responsibility, creativity and respect for all persons, as well as a demonstrated commitment to advancing the School's core values of integrity, collaboration, inclusivity, empathy, and resilience.

Application Applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé to: Hank Bryant, Director of Educational Technology and Innovation

Email: ltis@nashobabrooks.org

Homepage: www.nashobabrooks.org 

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Archivist, Southborough Historical Society, Southborough, MA

The Southborough Historical Society located in Southborough, Massachusetts has an immediate opening for an Archivist. Under the supervision of the Executive Director, the Archivist will accession, arrange, digitize, describe, and re-house manuscript collections, photographs, maps, and other material as well as implement basic preservation methods. The ED will also provide reference and other assistance as needed. The Archivist must possess strong analytical, organizational, and mac-based computer skills, as well as a degree in Library Science, Library Information Science or Museum Science from an ALA- accredited library school. Knowledge of American and New England history required along with 1-3 years' experience with archival records, preferably in a museum setting. This is a 10-15 hour a week ($30/hour), 1-year grant-funded position, with optional 1-year extensions. To apply, send letter of interest, résumé, and contact information for two references to info@southboroughhistory.org The application deadline is March 15, 2018. Southborough Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. 

www.southboroughhistory.org

Southborough is a pleasant New England town located approximately 20 miles west of Boston on the Boston-Worcester Commuter Rail Line.

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Film Archivist & Curator of Recorded Media, Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, RI

Film Archivist and Curator of Recorded Media

The Rhode Island Historical Society, Providence, Rhode Island

Position Description
The Rhode Island Historical Society seeks an innovative, experienced, and energetic Film Archivist and Curator of Recorded Media to join the collections staff in a permanent, full-time position. Reporting to the Deputy Executive Director of Collections and Interpretation, the Film Archivist is responsible for the management, cataloging, preservation, acquisition recommendations,  and promotion of the RIHS's moving image, film, and audio-visual collections. They will cultivate relationships with filmmakers, researchers, curators, donors, and collectors, through partnerships and programming, to advance the RIHS's mission to promote and preserve its collection of more than 9 million feet of moving image film and over 2,000 sound recordings (from oral history projects to jazz performances). They will also take the lead in planning to acquire, catalog, and archive born-digital recordings which are in line with the collecting scope of the RIHS.

Requirements
Bachelor's degree (preferably in history or a related humanities field); Master's degree in Library Science, history, photograph and film preservation, or related field; a minimum of 2 years of direct professional experience in the care and management of historic film collections.

Qualifications
The successful candidate will have knowledge of current archival standards, practices, theory, and implementation with respect to audio-visual collections, including appraisal methods, arrangement and description, cataloging, preservation and access. Further qualifications include experience with and demonstrated knowledge of best practices for creating digital surrogates and supporting data storage; familiarity with current editing software, databases and data entry standards; proficiency in historical research; a dedication to collaborative work; excellent communications skills (both oral and written); and the ability to lift up to 40 pounds.

Responsibilities
The Film Archivist and Curator of Recorded Media will respond to reference and research queries related to the film and audio collections; formulate and update policies for use, reproduction, and preservation of the collections; apply current processing methods to arrange, catalog and describe the collections; manage interns and volunteers working with the collections; prioritize workflow for digitization and assist in fundraising and grant-writing to support preservation and promotional projects; and participate in professional development and represent the RIHS at regional and national conferences.

The Collections
The film archive was created in 1969 with the donation of news film from station WPRI, and has since grown with the acquisition (by gift or purchase) of silent films, home movies, industrial film, promotional films (for business and tourism), documentaries, amateur theater productions, and educational film, as well as the archives of stations WJAR (the NBC affiliate), WTEV (now WNLE, the ABC affiliate), and WSBE (Rhode Island PBS). In total, the RIHS stewards a collection of over 9 million feet of moving image film footage, ranking it among the top five regional film archives in the United States.

Compensation
Commensurate with experience.

Benefits 
Health care insurance, single plan starting the 1st of the month following date of hire. TIAA/CREF retirement plan after completing twenty-four (24) months of employment. Life and disability Insurance.  Sick time, holidays, and vacation time.

EEO Statement
The Rhode Island Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate in hiring or employment against any individual on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, ancestry, religion, physical or mental disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, citizenship, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws.

TO APPLY

Please email a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to jobs@rihs.org with "Film Archivist & Curator of Recorded Media" in the subject line. Review of applications will begin on February 19, 2018, and will continue until the position is filled. 

No phone calls, please.

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Digital Library Services Coordinator, NPHCO, Worcester, MA

Digital Library Services Coordinator

National Public Health Coordination Office (NPHCO)

Overview:

The National Public Health Coordination Office has the important role of providing information resources to public health departments that monitor outbreaks, design interventions, and inform health care utilization.  The NPHCO manages all facets of the Public Health Digital Library (PHDL) including supporting continuous access to resources, providing distance-based training and education to users across the country, partnering with local health sciences libraries for instruction and interlibrary loan, working with vendors, and maintaining contact with public health departments. The Public Health Digital Library provides access to electronic resources to participating state public health departments.  While offering licensed information resources, the digital library uses PubMed and other National Library of Medicine information delivery tools.

 

The NPHCO is located at the National Network of Libraries of Medicine New England with the support and resources of the Lamar Soutter Library at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Worcester, Massachusetts.  The position offers the exciting opportunity to interact with diverse levels of leadership and operations within the National Library of Medicine, public health departments, the National Network, Lamar Soutter Library and information professionals throughout the region and the country.

 

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

Under the general direction of the NPHCO Manager or designee, the Digital Library Services Coordinator makes improvements and refines the usability of digital library resources available of the PHDL; maintains the Public Health Digital Library Resource List based on renewals; supports the continuity of services by troubleshooting access issues and problems reported by users. The Coordinator manages access points and resolves resource access issues. The Coordinator will work in concert with the Manager and Education Coordinator to liaise with customers and vendors and will design and implement improvements to the digital library resource delivery system to refine its access.  The Coordinator will also respond to questions including assistance with DOCLINE, LinkOut, and questions related to using digital library resources.

 

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides technical and information-seeking expertise to users of the Public Health Digital Library (PHDL)
  • Maintains and makes enhancements to the PHDL resource list assuring the discoverability of information: assures quality control and accuracy of holdings and metadata describing the resources.
  • Supports access and authentication of licensed library resources for public health departments, communicating with vendors and maintaining library access utilities, PHDs, and third-party systems.
  • Provides support to PHDL users by responding to technical access issues and assists with implementation stages of the PHDL delivery system.
  • Supports the communications of NPHCO, updating websites and facilitating communication postings in blog and mailing formats. 
  • Gathers and organizes data on use of digital library resources for analyzing usage and activity patterns

 

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in library science, computer science, information science or a bachelor's degree and 5-7 years' relevant experience
  • Two to three years' experience in library systems or technical support environment or equivalent
  • Previous project management experience
  • Ability to problem solve and implement creative solutions and services
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to technical and non-technical audiences

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Demonstrated knowledge of providing reference and research support in in-person or online contexts
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electronic resources management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with web programming languages and tools

 

 

Job Title: Digital Library Services Coordinator

Job Number: 2018-30420
Salary Grade:45

Contact: 

Javier Crespo: Javier.crespo@umassmed.edu508/856.7633

See this job announcement and apply at http://www.ummsjobs.com/job/2988/.

 

UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice

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Multiple Positions, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Acquisition Specialist

Wellesley College seeks an experienced, collaborative, and service-oriented Acquisitions Specialist to shares responsibility for the ordering and acquisition of materials for the Wellesley College Library collections. The Acquisitions Specialist plays a key role in monitoring and spending the Library's materials budget using the College's financial system and other software programs.

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

Key responsibilities
As a member of the Library Collections team, assist in the acquisitions process which includes, but is not limited to, researching order requests, placing orders with appropriate vendors, monitoring order status, and monitoring spend levels in a large and complex fund structure.

  • Collaborate with selectors, other Library Collections staff, and library users to determine most appropriate library purchases within the framework of local policies and procedures.
  • Maintain accuracy of fund accounts in the College's online system by the accurate assignment of funds to orders to comply with fund allocations and restrictions on fund use by subject or format. Process and approve invoices for payment in accordance with College-wide standards.
  • Manage several DDA/EBA programs, approval plans, and standing orders. Collaborate with the Database Maintenance Specialist to maintain accurate holdings of ebook collections in the library catalog.
  • Oversee the physical processing of materials for which processing is not outsourced.

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of two years' related library experience
  • Solid experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel
  • Knowledge of and experience with online vendor systems, especially GOBI
  • General knowledge of accounting and budget procedures
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems
  • Ability to evaluate and learn new software to meet departmental needs
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation, with excellent oral and written communication, organization, and problem-solving skills

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience with Demand-Driven and Evidence-Based Acquisitions programs
  • Familiarity with Workday
  • Experience with Google Apps

To be considered for this position please apply directly via our website at http://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2084

Database Maintenance Specialist

Wellesley College seeks an experienced, collaborative, and service-oriented Database Maintenance Specialist to support user discovery of library resources at Wellesley College and beyond. The Database Maintenance Specialist is responsible for maintaining accurate, current data in the library catalog and other discovery platforms, and for assisting in the fulfillment of interlibrary borrowing and lending requests.

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

Key responsibilities

As a member of the Library Collections team, maintain up-to-date, detailed bibliographic and holdings data for the Library collections using OCLC Connexion and the ILS. Ensure adherence to content and encoding standards (RDAISBD, MARC21) and the use of controlled vocabularies (LCNAFLCSHLCGFT) in the Library catalog; import and edit individual catalog records to meet these standards.

Maintain current e-resource metadata in the Library catalog through the batch processing, analysis, and editing of records from multiple vendors, providing timely access in light of ongoing additions and changes to available titles in the Library's extensive e-resource collections.

Fulfill interlibrary borrowing and lending requests though participation in a number of library resource-sharing networks.

Train and supervise student assistants in resource sharing and Library stacks maintenance.

Required qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree
  • Minimum of two years' related library experience
  • Experience in the use of OCLC Connexion, an integrated library system, and other cataloging tools
  • Familiarity with cataloging content and encoding standards (RDAISBD, MARC21), Library of Congress classification, and controlled vocabularies (LCNAFLCSHLCGFT)
  • Ability to effectively search for items in library catalogs, WorldCat, and other databases
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation, with strong communication skills, particularly in handling interlibrary borrowing requests

Preferred qualifications

  • Original and/or copy cataloging experience in a variety of formats and languages; experience cataloging music, rare books, and e-resources helpful
  • Experience with batch loading and editing of e-resource catalog records
  • Supervisory experience; training and management of student assistants
  • Use of ILLiad or other systems for tracking and fulfilling interlibrary loan/borrowing requests; familiarity with best practices among resource sharing networks (such as RAPIDIDS, Boston Library Consortium, EAST)
  • Experience with Google Apps

To be considered for this position please apply directly via our website at http://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2085

Electronic Resources Librarian 

Wellesley College seeks an experienced, knowledgeable and collaborative Electronic Resources Librarian to manage the College's online resources and serials subscriptions. The E-resources Librarian is responsible for the timely activation, renewal, and processing of subscriptions and invoices, and works with LTS colleagues and publisher/vendor contacts to ensure consistent access to online resources. The E-resources Librarian collaborates with subject specialists, publisher/vendor representatives, and others to ensure collection goals are met, including investigation, planning, and negotiation of new and existing services, purchases, and license terms, and analysis and assessment of e-resource collections and their cost effectiveness.

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

Key responsibilities
As a member of the Library Collections team, coordinate e-resource lifecycle management efforts and develop and improve procedures to facilitate selection, licensing, and access.

Monitor and process subscriptions: maintain electronic subscriptions (new orders, changes, cancellations); track existing license expirations, renewals, and invoices; verify access; communicate as needed with subscription service representatives and publishers/vendors.

Collaborate with the Systems Librarian to maintain continuity of access throughout publisher platform changes; troubleshoot access issues reported by users.

Maintain current records and history of all e-resource subscription activity, administrative contacts, and other information using the ERM.

Support discovery of the Library's e-resources through the Library's catalog, discovery layer, and A-Z list.

In collaboration with collections and research and instruction librarians, perform ongoing evaluation of library electronic resources to assess use, usability, and value, and develop effective methods for collecting, analyzing, and reporting usage statistics.

Serve as library representative to consortia and other electronic resources committees and task forces; serve on internal committees and participate in projects as assigned.

Maintain awareness of trends and developments in e-resource acquisition and management and transfer knowledge to colleagues as needed.

Required qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Minimum of two years' professional experience managing e-resources within integrated library systems (ILSs), knowledge bases, e-resource management systems, and third-party discovery systems
  • Experience working with subscription services and publishers/vendors and their online systems
  • Experience with electronic resources management tools (such as Serials Solutions, EZproxy, Intota Assessment) and the ILS
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external parties to resolve issues and to adapt to changing environments and priorities
  • Demonstrated service orientation, with strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Solid experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Excel

Preferred qualifications

  • Demonstrated understanding of trends and issues in academic libraries, including emerging practices and standards for electronic resources
  • Knowledge of serials/continuing resources cataloging standards
  • Knowledge of SUSHI protocol and COUNTER standards
  • Experience with Google Apps
  • Experience negotiating contracts for e-resources

To be considered for this position please apply directly via our website at http://career.wellesley.edu/postings/2083

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Library Director, Paul Memorial Library, Newfields, NH

Library Director
Paul Memorial Library

Newfields, New Hampshire

The Board of Trustees of the Paul Memorial Library in Newfields, NH seek a creative, customer oriented, flexible and enthusiastic leader to serve as Director. The right candidate will be a hands-on Director with knowledge of emerging technologies in library services, strong communication skills, talented in all areas of programming, and a true people person. They will be able to continue to create a warm and welcoming environment for this town.

The Paul Memorial Library is located in rural Newfields, on the Seacoast of New Hampshire serving a population of 1,700. The Library is open six days a week, 35 hours per week. The collection contains a total of 11,000 items.


Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an MLS from an ALA-accredited university and at least three years administrative work experience in a public library setting. Specifically, the applicant should have demonstrated abilities in collection development; customer service; personnel and financial management; program development and public relations. The applicant must demonstrate excellent interpersonal abilities, including proficiency in working as part of a team, leading others, and interacting with the public.


Job Responsibilities: The Director is responsible for administration of all library operations. The Director works with the Board to prepare an annual budget for town approval, and monitors and controls expenditures for the building, books and materials, supplies, and salaries. The Director manages three part-time employees. The Director actively participates in community outreach with the public, community leaders, and local officials; maintains liaison with Friends of the Library, Main Street Art, and other non-profits in the town. Some local travel is required to pick up/drop-off inter-library loans.

Abilities: The candidate will be able to lift 25 pounds and navigate interior and exterior stairs. Be proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel. Experience with Apollo (ILS), Quicken, and WordPress are very helpful.

This is a part-time position of 25/hours per week at $22.50 per hour. There are no benefits.

Closing Date: February 23, 2018

To apply, send a letter including a statement about your interest in the position and applicable experience, along with your resume, to: Pam Burch via email to pamburch@comcast.net

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Resource Sharing Specialist, Borrow Direct, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Access Services supports the Harvard Library mission by delivering a high standard of service; cultivating a welcoming environment that is supportive of academic research and inquiry; stewarding the university collection; and connecting the academic community to the vast array of library resources.  We support the teaching and scholarly mission of the University through collaborative partnerships with the community of students, scholars and professionals at Harvard and beyond.

 

Reporting to the Resource Sharing Manager, this position is responsible for borrowing materials on behalf of Harvard patrons and providing access to Harvard Library collections for the use by other libraries and individuals worldwide in an efficient, timely and cost effective manner through the use of resource sharing tools and best practices, and assists with the day-to-day operations of the Borrow Direct operation within the Resource Sharing unit. 

 

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

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Metadata Librarian, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Metadata Librarian

Librarian II or III

 

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

 

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

 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Metadata Librarian. The  Metadata Librarian catalogs materials in a variety of formats using rules and standards such as RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC, NACO authority rules, Dublin Core, EAD, VRA Core, METS, MODS, etc. Actively participate in discussions relating to discovery, access, retrieval, and management of objects in ILS, discovery, and digital repository systems. Advise on the application of appropriate current and emerging cataloging/metadata schema to facilitate access to digital resources and physical collections. Train others on cataloging/metadata creation and management and work closely with staff throughout the Libraries to provide access to the Libraries' collections.

 

Example of Duties:

  1. Catalog material in a variety of formats, with an emphasis on distinctive collections, using traditional rules such as RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC, NACO authority rules, etc.
  2. Create metadata for description, discovery, access, administration and preservation of both digital and physical objects produced, acquired or held by the Libraries.
  3. Prepare original bibliographic and authority catalog records as appropriate. Solve non-routine cataloging and heading authorization conflicts and problems.
  4. Assist with metadata quality control, cleanup, editing, enhancement, migration, mapping and transformations using tools such as Oxygen, MarcEdit, and OpenRefine. May serve as lead for special cataloging projects.
  5. Provide technical support for the cataloging/metadata in the Libraries' ILS, institutional repository, digital collections platforms, and other discovery systems.
  6. Provide consultations, training, and creation and maintenance of documentation related to cataloging/metadata.
  7. Investigate new tools & standards and assist with the development of best practices related to cataloging/metadata.
  8. Collaborate with colleagues to improve, strengthen and promote library services, content, programs and initiatives.
  9. Demonstrate a commitment to user-centered services. Be knowledgeable about and promote current services, resources and technologies.
  10. Maintain current awareness of issues and trends impacting higher education and understand how these may affect the Libraries.
  11. Participate in the Libraries' assessment program by collecting, reporting, maintaining, and using data to support evidence-based decisions.
  12. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  13. Attend professional development activities as assigned or required to meet departmental goals and objectives.
  14. Oversee the accurate and timely availability of documentation for all procedures and processes.
  15. Participate in library-wide preservation activities.
  16. Perform other related duties as assigned in support of the mission and goals of the department, the Libraries, and the university.

 

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library science - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.

  1. Minimum of two years of professional library experience in this or a comparable academic, research or special library.
  2. Knowledge of the use of cataloging principles, and an understanding of controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, and ontologies.
  3. Knowledge of RDA, AACR2, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress Classification, and the MARC 21 format.
  4. Working knowledge of cataloging/metadata standards (e.g. MARC, Dublin Core, EAD, VRA Core, METS, MODS).
  5. Working knowledge of cataloging/metadata tools and systems for creating, editing, harvesting and transforming cataloging/metadata (e.g. XML, XSLT, XPath,  Oxygen, MarcEdit, OpenRefine, OAI-PMH).
  6. Experience working with digital repository platforms such as Bepress Digital Commons, Dspace, Fedora, etc.
  7. Aptitude for complex analytical work with an attention to detail and the ability to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines.
  8. Experience working with Integrated Library Systems, Discovery Systems, and OCLC Connexion.
  9. Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
  10. Demonstrated ability to establish work priorities, set performance expectations, achieve goals, and direct work in a high-production, rapidly evolving setting.
  11. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with a diverse population of staff and students.
  12. Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment, including remaining calm under pressure.
  13. Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities in a positive, constructive, flexible and cooperative manner.
  14. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities, showing initiative and flexibility.
  15. Ability to contribute toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration.
  16. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  17. Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is support of diversity.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Working knowledge of one or more structured programming languages such as PHP, Perl, Python, Java, etc.
  2. Knowledge of web-based APIs.
  3. Project management experience.

 

RANK AND SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

 

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=94262 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by March 11, 2018 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

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

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Associate University Librarians, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Two Associate University Librarian Positions at Brandeis University 

Brandeis seeks two Associate University Librarians to be part of a creative and forward looking staff and leadership team. 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. AUL positions in Scholarly Resources and Discovery and Research & Instruction are open, and described below, along with links to complete descriptions of requirements and more information on the University.

 

To apply for either position, submit a cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html. Elect the option for "New Applicant," and sort the job listings by clicking the Job ID column heading. Locate the desired job listing, click the Job Title and then select Apply Now.

 

 

Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources & Discovery

Brandeis Library seeks an accomplished senior leader to spearhead its programs for the stewardship of the full range of collections that support Brandeis University's mission. The Associate University Librarian will lead an innovative and entrepreneurial staff in developing strategies for resources and services that support Brandeis University's education and research programs that facilitate worldwide scholarly communication. This leader will also be responsible for fostering strong collaborative relationships between the acquisition and development of content, and the services that directly support access and use.

The Associate University Librarian will bring a collaborative approach to setting strategic directions and managing collection activities. Areas of responsibility include oversight of the over $4,000,000 resource acquisition budget allocation, acquisition strategies and facilitating discovery through oversight of library systems, and metadata creation; optimizing physical and digital collections; resource sharing; leading vendor relationships, licensing and managing access to a rapidly growing array of digital content; building a scholarly communication program; managing and preserving digitized and born-digital materials across their life cycle. Reporting to the University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian oversees approx. 14 staff in Resource Management & Assessment and Library Systems, Approx. 10-20 student workers.

 The Associate University Librarian is a member of the Library's senior management team, and participates in strategic planning, program development and evaluation, budget formulation, and resource allocation. They also participate in grants and fundraising and other resource development programs, and promotes the visibility of the Library both within and outside Brandeis University. With the University Librarian and other senior leaders in the library, they are responsible for developing collaborative relationships with other Brandeis University departments, universities, and organizations; and for representing the Brandeis Library regionally, nationally, and internationally.

 

The Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources will work closely with colleagues to assess the impact of Library services, drive responsible resource allocation, demonstrate the value of the Library to the University, and develop strategic alliances with the University's academic leadership and other external partners in pursuit of shared goals.

For full job description and requirements, view the complete listing at this link.

 

 

Associate University Librarian for Research & Instruction

Brandeis Library seeks an accomplished senior leader to spearhead its programs for outreach, research, and instructional services.  The Associate University Librarian will lead an innovative and entrepreneurial staff in developing user-focused programs and services that support Brandeis University's research, teaching and learning initiatives and facilitate rich interactions with the Brandeis community. This leader will also be responsible for fostering strong collaborative relationships between schools, departments, and other academic support units such as the Center for Teaching and Learning.

The Associate University Librarian will bring a collaborative approach to setting strategic direction, developing and executing vision, and managing research and instruction activities. Reporting to the University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian oversees approximately 10 staff members responsible for the following areas: research help, instruction (workshops, classroom partnerships, and online), and consultation services (including, but not limited to, GIS, data visualization and other data services).

As a  member of the Library's senior management team, the Associate University Librarian participates in strategic planning, program development and evaluation, budget formulation, and resource allocation. They also participate in fundraising and resource development programs and promote the visibility of the Library both inside and outside Brandeis University. With the University Librarian and other senior leaders in the library, they are responsible for developing collaborative relationships with other Brandeis University departments, universities, and organizations; and for representing the Brandeis Library regionally, nationally, and internationally.

The Associate University Librarian for Research and Instruction will work closely with colleagues to assess the impact of Library services, drive responsible resource allocation, demonstrate the value of the Library to the University, and develop strategic alliances with the University's academic leadership and other external partners in pursuit of shared goals. This position will participate in the research, teaching, and learning activities of the department and depending on subject expertise, and will liaise with University departments and provide Research Help.

For full job description and requirements, view the complete listing at this link.

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Collection Development Librarian, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Harvard University seeks an innovative, collaborative, and user-centered Collection Development Librarian to build and manage collections for one of the leading libraries in the world for the study of art, architecture, and visual culture from antiquity to the present. Reporting to the Herman and Joan Suit Librarian of the Fine Arts Library, the incumbent will select library materials in all formats and work collaboratively with colleagues in the Fine Arts Library, across Harvard Library, and beyond to implement collection development strategies and operations.

The incumbent will proactively partner with Harvard Library colleagues to develop creative solutions and efficient workflows for managing, acquiring, processing, preserving, and providing access to library materials. He/she will actively engage with the visual arts community at Harvard to support innovative use of library collections in their teaching, research, and learning activities. To expand access to the Fine Arts Library's unparalleled holdings to a wider global audience, the Collection Development Librarian will participate in local, national, and international digital initiatives and collaborative collection development partnerships.

 

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

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Reference Librarian, Children's Department, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a fun, flexible, and fearless part-time (16 hours/week) Children's Reference Librarian to provide high quality library service to children, young teens, parents, teachers, and caregivers.  Under the supervision of the Children's Services Supervisor, duties will include reference desk service; extensive reader advisory; children's materials selection; and developing/implementing STEM, early literacy, outreach and enrichment programs for children from birth through grade 8.  Saturday and evening hours required.

 

The hourly rate is $26.18 and the position is not benefit eligible. 

 

Requires: MLS; one to three years of reference experience; in-depth knowledge of collection development; demonstrated knowledge of effective children's services techniques; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong customer service skills; and excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet searches and software specific to libraries.

 

Submit a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by February 26, 2018. AA/EOE

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

Position Overview:

The Town of Dudley is accepting applications for the position of Youth Services Librarian.  Position is full-time, 40 hours per week and includes one evening and rotating Saturday hours. The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for all aspects of services to youth from birth through 17, and their caregivers.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

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

 

Education, Experience, Skills: Bachelor's Degree required, preferably in childhood education; Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program a plus. One or more years of direct experience with children/youth including story times, programming, collection management, reference and reader's advisory. Thorough knowledge of children's literature required. Excellent customer service, organizational and communication skills required. Experience with Evergreen ILS preferable. Proficiency in current and emerging technologies and their applications a must.

 

Position is full-time, 40 hours per week (includes one evening and rotating Saturdays). Salary range is $42,704-$49,523 with full benefits.

 

Submit cover letter, resume, and names/contact information of three references via email to kwall@cwmars.org by February 28, 2018.

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Associate Director, Billings Farm & Museum, Woodstock, VT

The Billings Farm & Museum is singular among America's historic sites and outdoor museums in offering the experience of a fully-operational dairy farm, engaging programs across the seasons, galleried exhibits, and an award-winning film. As BF&M enters its 35th year of operation, it is an exciting and pivotal moment in the museum's history. The ideal candidate is an innovative and forward-thinking leader who will help shape future direction and success, developing strategy and organizational capacity for a new phase of growth.

Functions: Participate in institutional and strategic planning; provide exceptional leadership and direction to the external affairs - marketing/PR, membership/development - and visitor services teams; assist the Executive Director in the operational direction of BF&M.

Qualifications: Proven success in managing staff / highly-developed management abilities, including collaborative management and team-oriented working styles; highly organized, detail oriented, results-driven; persuasive and articulate communicator with strong written and public speaking skills; relationship-building skills; problem solver; understands current philanthropic trends and can help cultivate potential funding sources; demonstrated use of current technologies.

Requirements: Master's degree; five or more years of successful museum staff management experience; familiarity with best practices at outdoor history museums; experience in marketing and development a plus. Personal Qualifications: Integrity, trustworthiness, credibility; keen emotional intelligence; passion for history; optimistic, enthusiastic, flexible, with sense of humor. The Woodstock Foundation offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits program.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to Marian Koetsier, Administrative Officer, BF&M at mkoetsier@billingsfarm.org. Applications will be accepted through March 1.

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Administrative Assistant to the President & Human Resources Coordinator, Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH

The Administrative Assistant to the President and Human Resources Coordinator provides comprehensive administrative support to the President as well as operational support for a variety of museum programs and events. She/he works cooperatively with the President, staff, and Trustees to accomplish the strategic goals of the museum. She/he also acts as the Human Resources representative.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Benefits package includes four weeks of paid vacation, medical and dental insurance, FSA, and 403(b) retirement plan with match.

For a full job description, and how to apply, visit http://www.strawberybanke.org/people/employment.cfm.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time

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Research Fellowship, The Preservation Society of Newport County, Newport, RI

CALL FOR FELLOWS

The Preservation Society of Newport County Newport, Rhode Island The Preservation Society of Newport County (Newport Mansions) is now welcoming applications for one-year residential fellowships beginning on September 1, 2018. Fellows undertake comprehensive projects, conduct scholarly research, deliver lectures, and generate publications and other deliverables in support of the Preservation Society's collections, exhibitions, interpretation, and historic landscapes. To be considered, applicants must hold a M.A. or Ph.D. in a relevant academic field such as art history, architecture, the decorative arts, museum education, or public horticulture. Doctoral candidates conducting dissertation research will also be considered for residential fellowships.

To qualify as an emerging professional, a degree must have been conferred within five years from the start date of the fellowship. Throughout the period of the residency, Fellows are expected to live full-time in the recently renovated Berwind-Stautberg Scholars' Center located in the historic Horace Trumbauer-designed Carriage House of The Elms and are provided with individual office space. Fellows receive a monthly stipend, a travel and research allocation, and housing at no cost in the Scholars' Center. Three residential Fellows will be selected for the 2018-2019 residency programs.

Please visit NewportMansions.org/learn for detailed information and application instructions. Deadline for applications is February 28, 2018.

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Temporary
SALARY RANGE: on request

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Systems and Educational Technology Liaison, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Wheaton College in Norton, MA is seeking applicants for a Systems and Educational Technology Liaison.  This position is tasked with support of current systems and works on projects to deliver new services to better support a vibrant and dynamic learning environment. In this role, the liaison provides support for faculty, students, and Wallace Library staff by developing and maintaining networked applications for teaching, learning, and research at Wheaton College. The liaison administers, maintains, and supports all modules of the library's WorldShare Management System; is the primary contact for problem resolution; and, as needed, will function as the library's representative to regional and national user groups. In addition, the liaison is charged with supporting, maintaining, developing, and installing specialized library applications and networked academic technology, either individually or as part of a group, including: interlibrary loan software (OCLC's Tipasa), electronic reserves software (DocuTek), streaming media services, learning management systems (e.g. Moodle), and social software (e.g. blogs, wikis, podcasting, etc.). The liaison serves as an instructional technology specialist, an educator, and a frequent point of contact for library staff, and faculty. The liaison facilitates the use of technology in teaching, learning, and scholarship for staff and faculty, provides professional development opportunities, and encourages and supports their use of technology in the classroom. Under the direction of the Director of Research and Instruction, the liaison explores, introduces, and implements strategies and tools to make best use of technology in teaching. The liaison also actively engages with the College's technology-enhanced teaching and learning initiatives.

The Systems and Educational Technology Liaison serves in the Research and Instruction (R&I) Department, which is responsible for the direct support of teaching, learning, and research, particularly as they are enhanced by technology and the use of library and other information resources. The ideal candidate will provide high-quality, robust systems that facilitate search, discovery, and delivery of library services and resources to the entire Wheaton community.

For the full job description and to apply please go to: https://jobs.wheatoncollege.edu/postings/2293

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Education & Collections Services Librarian, Boston University Alumni Medical Library, Boston, MA

Tracking Code: 301632-509

Job Description: The Education & Collections Services Librarian works collaboratively with a team of librarians to deliver an extensive array of curriculum-integrated instruction classes on the medical campus.  Provides in-class instruction, creates online tutorials, supports bibliometric and other education projects. Provides and oversees collections services activities using the Ex Libris Alma resource management system.  Provides reference and research services, and oversees circulation and computing services on Saturdays. Participates in the development and maintenance of the Library's website, marketing the Library, and completing collections special projects. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Provides Information skills instruction to students, faculty, staff and residents, and provides web-based educational support including development of online tutorials and lesson plans.

  • Provides reference and research services at the Reference Desk and consultations by appointment.

  • Oversees Library circulation and computing services on Saturdays and provides circulation services as needed.

  • Provides and oversees collections services activities using Ex Libris Alma/Primo collections management system, including metadata management, circulation functionality, selecting and managing book orders and statistics.  Trains and oversees a paraprofessional staff to process print books and journals, add/update catalog records, including copy cataloging, assign call numbers, and route items to proper location.

  • Completes special projects in Education, Collections, Marketing, Web and Social Media

 

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 am - 6:00 pm; Occasional schedule adjustments required; Intersession coverage on rotating basis required.

Required Skills

  • 1-3 years of experience and Master's degree required.

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, 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 73

To apply, click here.

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Assistant Professor, Data Science, Harrington School of Communication and Media, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI

The Harrington School of Communication and Media at the University of Rhode Island seeks a tenure-track Assistant Professor with a record of research in data science to enhance the University's new data and technology focus. The position is part of a Big Data Collaborative, which includes nearly 100 faculty members and 9 recent faculty hires in departments, schools, and colleges across the university. Applicants should have familiarity and experience with computationally-intensive research as well as a track record of teaching and scholarship, and demonstrated potential for funded research leadership. This research-intensive position will also contribute to the emerging artificial intelligence hub at the University Libraries and to new directions in the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (GSLIS), creating and teaching new high-demand and interdisciplinary courses in the Harrington School of Communication and Media.

This is a 9-month continuing tenure-track faculty appointment, expected to begin August 1, 2018. The position will be based in one or more units within the Harrington School of Communication and Media (the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies; the Departments of Communication Studies, Writing & Rhetoric, and Journalism, and the Programs in Film/Media and Public Relations), to be determined as a function of the successful applicant's particular areas of expertise. Joint appointment arrangements are possible with other units in the School or at the University. This position is co-funded by the URI Libraries.

Located near Rhode Island's famous shoreline and within easy traveling distance from Boston and New York City, the University of Rhode Island is a Land-, Sea-, and Urban-Grant institution and is a top-tier research university. This position resides in the University's Harrington School of Communication and Media, which boasts an intellectually diverse community of 62 scholars, teachers, and practitioners who deliver seven degree programs across five academic units with 1,400 students. Recently the Harrington School completed construction of a $6.8 million, cutting-edge communication and media facility, in which candidates for this position can work and teach.

Duties and Responsibilities:

In collaboration with the Dean of University Libraries and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, develop a program of research in data science and artificial intelligence that is supported by external funding.

Work with colleagues across the University and with the Dean of University Libraries. Contribute to the advancement of the field, and work with peers to advance the use of data-oriented computational and statistical methods in diverse fields of scholarship through interdisciplinary partnerships.

Primarily teach courses in the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies. Depending on the successful candidate's areas of expertise, secondary in-load teaching responsibilities may also be assigned in other academic units in the Harrington School of Communication and Media, which includes programs in Communication Studies, Writing and Rhetoric, Public Relations, Film/Media, and Journalism. The standard teaching load in the College of Arts & Sciences is 18 credit hours per year. Because this is a research-intensive position, the anticipated teaching load is 9 credit hours per academic year.

Develop courses in data science both within GSLIS and in collaboration with faculty across campus.

Through teaching, research, and service, continue to foster strategic innovation and excellence in the Master in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) program.

Advise and mentor students.

Qualifications

Required:

  1. Earned Ph.D. by date of hire in mathematics, statistics, computer science, computational sciences, informatics, information sciences, information studies, or related discipline.
  2. Demonstrated record of research in data science.
  3. Demonstrated experience working in interdisciplinary groups.
  4. Demonstrated ability to develop and sustain an externally-funded research program.
  5. Demonstrated ability to place publications in high-impact venues.
  6. Demonstrated ability to teach at the university level.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/individuals.
  8. Demonstrated proficiency in written communication skills.
  9. Demonstrated strong oral communication skills.

Preferred:

  1. Demonstrated ability to contribute to and strengthen interdisciplinary programs in data science, big data, artificial intelligence, information, communication, or media studies.
  2. Demonstrated ability to secure external funding.
  3. Demonstrated experience with high performance computing, data analytics, machine learning, managing scholarship involving large volumes of evolving data, and/or data visualization.

For more information, or to apply, please see https://jobs.uri.edu/postings/3099

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Assistant Curator, Houghton Library, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Harvard's Houghton Library seeks an innovative, collaborative, and user-centered Assistant Curator to support building, managing, and promoting use of the Library's post-1800 collections. Reporting to the Gore Vidal Curator of Modern Books and Manuscripts, the incumbent performs a range of curatorial, outreach, administrative, and record-keeping functions. Part of a highly visible and active curatorial department, the incumbent will actively collaborate with all areas of the Library's activity, including Public Services, Technical Services, Public and Scholarly Programs, and other curatorial departments.

 

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

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Knowledge Center Specialist, Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, CT

Business Unit Pratt & Whitney

Job ID 59709BR

Date posted 01/23/2018

City East Hartford

State Connecticut

Country US

Pratt & Whitney Military Engines is establishing a new Business Acquisition Center of Excellence (BACE) organization and is seeking a Knowledge Center Specialist to build and manage a centralized, online Knowledge Center.The Knowledge Center will contain proposal development reference material, lessons learned, tools/templates, and training material. The Knowledge Center Specialist will be expected to provide business insight by providing access to key proposal metrics and customer market feedback information to help inform BACE process execution and continuous improvement.
Detailed responsibilities include:

  • Provide a framework to capture, harness, and use P&W ME intellectual capital related to business acquisition, determining the knowledge content, how it will be structured, shared, controlled and made easily accessible for the Knowledge Center stakeholders.
  • Identify and manage requirements for a centralized repository for proposal and business acquisition-related material and data sources, including data source and event-level origination, working with BACE stakeholders and content/data providers to identify and source content/data needs.
  • Develop, manage, and evaluate Knowledge Center operations standards for process and quality control, including internal customer service
  • Ensure legal and operational compliance of database information
  • Work with graphic designer to maintain a comprehensive library of images
  • Identify and implement internal/external knowledge management best-practices
  • Evaluate categorized content to identify gaps in coverage, misclassified content, redundant and/or ineffective categorization rules
  • Establish best practice guidelines for search capability, file and folder naming conventions, change management/version control, etc.
  • Host Knowledge Center "familiarization" workshops

Qualification: Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Knowledge Management (KM), Knowledge Engineering (KE), Business Process Engineering, Organization Structure, Business Administration/Management, or other directly related degree
  • 5+ years of specific Knowledge Managements/Knowledge Engineering related experience in KM, KE, business process improvement, transformation, or other process improvement related experience is required.
  • 2+ years experience with the following:
  1. CRM databases
  2. Information management programs, including data structure, data systems and tools, and related data management software.
  3. Designing and implementing knowledge management frameworks (policies and procedures).
  4. Content management tools and technologies, especially in a proposal production and post-production environment.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills; ability to coordinate complex projects, meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously, analytical thinking, teamwork, customer focus, listening and communication, strong problem solving and conceptual thinking abilities
  • Experience with developing and maintaining SharePoint sites
  • Advanced skills with Microsoft office suite.

Education: Bachelor of Science degree in Knowledge Management (KM), Knowledge Engineering (KE), Business Process Engineering, Organization Structure, Business Administration/Management, or other directly related degree is required.

PWRSR


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.

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Para-Professional Cataloger, Backstage Library Works, Boston, MA

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

February 01, 2018

Short-Term Temporary Employment Opportunity

Boston, MA

Immediate opening

Para-Professional Cataloger

Full-time position available in Boston, MA

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

Job Description

The expected duration of this project will be from February 2018 to June 2018, working 5 days (37.5 hours) per week.  The Cataloger will be working on-site at the State Library of Massachusetts in Boston, performing original and copy cataloging. Materials will largely be monograph print publications.

The Cataloger will provide editing of copy records, including addition of in-house classification, LC subject headings, and missing RDA fields, and work with materials for which there is no copy available to create new original records. The Cataloger will also create local authority records for state agencies which do not yet have existing records.

Responsibilities

  • Perform original & copy cataloging using RDA standard in MARC format
  • Export records from OCLC Connexion and create item-level records in the library's Evergreen ILS
  • Attach barcodes and spine labels to each item processed
  • Assign classification using the library's unique classification system
  • Create name authority cards for agencies with no locally established authority record
  • Meet daily production levels and standards
  • Use stairs to transport materials between shelving and individual work stations
  • Make informed decisions within given specifications with little supervision

Requirements

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

To apply

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

 

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Director, Andrew Mellon Library, Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford, CT

Director for the Andrew Mellon Library

Choate Rosemary Hall seeks a Director for the Andrew Mellon Library. The Director will articulate a clear strategic vision for the Library, and in translating this vision into concrete objectives, assume a leadership role both at the School and in the national conversation about such matters. The successful applicant will be a gifted manager, collaborator, and problem-solver who is well prepared to navigate the changing role of libraries today. In addition to overseeing the daily operation of the Library, the Director identifies and develops the educational program's resource needs and guides teachers and students in how best to take advantage of these resources.

Job Description

The Director of the Andrew Mellon Library is a 46-week administrative faculty position reporting to the Director of Studies. He or she assumes overall responsibility for the Andrew Mellon Library and the Choate Rosemary Hall Archives, both during the academic year and for Choate Summer Programs.

1. To fulfill these responsibilities, the Director of the Andrew Mellon Library promotes the library program within and beyond the school:

  • establishes, in concert with the Director of Studies, the priorities for library programs and monitors progress towards those goals.
  • promotes the library as a cultural and intellectual center, including hosting and planning events and exhibits.
  • actively participates in the life of the School, integrating the Library into the core of the academic program by making connections with faculty and students.
  • identifies and implements best practices and new technologies in libraries and information technology, seeking opportunities to improve the program and leverage emerging resources and technologies.
  • works with library faculty to engage students, faculty, and the greater school community and encourage and support their use of the library
  • collaborates with Development and Alumni Relations as appropriate to gain external support for the library program
  • develops and maintains relationships with library professionals at other secondary and post-secondary institutions and stays abreast of trends and best practices in library management

directs library operations:

  • manages the budget for all Library programs and stewards endowed library accounts and library-restricted gifts.
  • establishes procedures for efficient library operations and ensures the appropriate academic atmosphere.
  • collaborates with the School Archivist to ensure that the archive program is well managed and evolves to meet the needs of the school.
  • works with Information Technology Services, Facilities Services, and ABM to maintain the library's technology and physical plant.

supervises library personnel:

  • encourages library faculty to be imaginative in their areas of leadership/responsibilities and to seek out professional development opportunities.
  • works with the library and archive staff to support them in the execution of their specific responsibilities.
  • maintains job descriptions for each member of the library staff, supervises their work, and evaluates their performance annually.

manages the library collection:

  • actively participates in the acquisition program by reading a wide variety of reviews for print, non-print, and electronic resources.
  • collaborates with librarians and faculty to make final acquisition decisions regarding print, non-print, and electronic resources, ensuring that the collection supports teaching and learning.
  • directs and participates in the formal weeding of the collection to ensure that it features the best material available.
  • curates student and faculty work as appropriate for display and/or retention within the collection

oversees access, instruction, and reference:

  • collaborates with librarians, ITS, and web manager to ensure that the library website is an effective gateway to all library resources.
  • works with the library cataloger and database manager to ensure that the library catalog is a stable, consistent, and effective tool for information retrieval.
  • encourages departments and faculty to collaborate with librarians to ensure that students acquire appropriate information literacy and research skills.
  • prepares general orientation sessions and demonstrates specific databases to classes as requested.
  • works with students on a one-on-one basis to teach them how to find appropriate materials and use advanced library databases.

2. The Director of the Andrew Mellon Library carries residential life and advising responsibilities.

3. The Director of the Andrew Mellon Library takes on other duties as assigned by the Headmaster, Dean of Faculty, or Director of Studies.

Qualifications:

An MLS or relevant credentials in education, demonstrated leadership in academic library services, and five or more years of experience in library program management are required. The successful candidate will be a patient and focused visionary, able to collaborate with varied constituencies, and bring distinctive personal and professional energy to a community that holds high standards for citizenship and hard work. We are seeking candidates with knowledge or experience of student engagement, pedagogical practices, and assessment of student learning outcomes.

Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 300 employees. Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Kathy White, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Faculty, at kwhite@choate.edu. Please include the position you are applying for in subject line.

Applications will be considered until the position has been filled.

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Children's Librarian, South Burlington Library, South Burlington, VT

The South Burlington Library is looking for an experienced, dynamic Children's Librarian who will lead fun, age-appropriate programs for children of all ages and will collaborate with other staff on intergenerational events and programs. Ideal candidate will also have experience with collection development, marketing, web maintenance and social media. Clean driving record a must; MLS preferred. Salary is $42,069.00.

 

Full job description is here. Open until filled.

To apply, complete a city application here: http://www.southburlingtonvt.gov/Employment%20application.pdf.

 

Submit the application along with a resume and cover letter to sbcityjobs@southburlingtonvt.gov or to Human Resources, City Hall, 575 Dorset Street, South Burlington, VT 05403.

 

Please copy all application materials to jmurray@sburl.com.

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Staff/Youth Services Librarian, Westhampton Public Library, Westhampton, MA

The Westhampton Public Library is hiring a Staff Librarian/Youth Services Librarian.

Hours: 19 per week, including occasional weekend and evening availability.

The Staff/Youth Services Librarian is responsible for assisting in all library services, operations, and activities as well as managing the children's and young adult department, including collection development and programming. The successful candidate for this position will have a knowledge of and interest in children's and young adult literature, basic computer skills, and an appreciation of the many facets of library service and a willingness to share skills with the general public. You may find the complete job description and application for employment on our website: https://www.westhampton-ma.com/westhampton-public-library.

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and Town of Westhampton Application for Employment to lgingras@cwmars.org or Westhampton Public Library, 1 North Road Westhampton, MA 01027 by March 9, 2018. Successful hire is contingent on a passing CORI check.

The Town of Westhampton is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination employment on any basis including race, color, creed, ancestry, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, handicap or disability, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.

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Product Support Manager, Crossref, Lynnfield, MA

Crossref makes research outputs easy to find, cite, link, and assess. We're a not-for-profit membership organization that exists to make scholarly communications better. We rally the community; tag and share metadata; run an open infrastructure; play with technology; and make tools and services--all to help put scholarly content in context. It's as simple--and as complicated--as that.

Since January 2000 we have grown from strength to strength and now have almost 10,000 members across 114 countries.

About the team

We have big ambitions in the member and community outreach group. We're thirteen-strong, (soon to be sixteen), and split between Boston, New York, London, and Oxford. We are at the forefront of Crossref's growth, building relationships with new audiences in new markets in new ways. We recently rebranded and are starting to re-articulate our value and to establish stronger links with the scholarly community. We're embarking on a new onboarding program for the thousands of publishers that join as members every year. There are plans for an educational program for existing members and affiliates. And we're aiming for a more open approach to having conversations with people all around the world, in multiple languages. We are fortunate to have strong product management, support, and technology teams to work closely with to achieve our objectives.

About the role

This is a key role in the Member Experience section of our Member and Community Outreach team. In this role you'll be working closely with two Support Specialists to handle the most technical support queries, ensure that the member experience team has the tools and processes to effectively support members and users, work closely with the DevOps and Product teams on bug fixes and new developments to support users, and communicate with members and users on service issues, both 1:1 and in public through e.g. Twitter and GitHub.

Key responsibilities

Handling the most technical support queries

  • Answering member and user queries-using Zendesk, Twitter, Discourse and GitHub-owning the problem through to resolution.
  • Being the escalation point for other members of the support team, handling the most complex customer support issues.
  • Managing and adjusting publication title information within our metadata system.
  • Monitoring conflict reports and working with members to resolve.
  • Monitoring DOI crawler reports and contacting publishers who do not maintain their DOIs.

Tools and processes 

  • Managing the support systems, setting KPIs and ensuring regular reporting is accurate and actionable.
  • Identifying peaks and troughs in support queries and finding ways to smooth them out.
  • Implementing support through new channels as we move to a philsophy of "open support."
  • Ensuring that the member experience team and outreach teams have everything they need to work efficiently and effectively.
  • Assisting other Crossref staff in understanding metadata and schema issues.

 

Bug fixes and new developments

  • Identifying problems/opportunities resulting from customer issues.
  • Working closely with the technical team on issues impacting members, running regular technical review meetings with the development team. 
  • Feeding into service development conversations to ensure support overhead is kept to a minimum.
  • Leading or participating in targeted working groups.

 

Communicating with members on support issues

  • Managing outbound communications regarding service outages through multiple channels.
  • Monitoring and responding to external or internal reporting systems that indicate the health of the DOI/Crossref ecosystem.
  • Suggesting measures to improve visibility into quality conditions and ways to better assist members with performing transactions.

 

About You

This important role in the Member Experience team provides support to our very diverse member and user base with very different levels of technical knowledge. It's also the key bridge between members and our own technical teams. You'll need:

  • Experience in providing technical support/troubleshooting with the ability to organize and prioritize a very busy helpdesk.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills, with a high level of attention to detail and be comfortable digging into unfamiliar and complex technical issues. We need someone who is a problem-solver - curious and tenacious at learning new things and getting to the bottom of problems.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly, simply and effectively.
  • Able to communicate technical issues to less technical audiences and use open questions to get to the bottom of things when the question doesn't seem to make sense.
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship management skills.
  • A passionate customer service orientation with experience in managing multiple stakeholders.
  • Ability to work with colleagues in different teams and at different levels
  • Experience with XML-based publishing systems (ideal) or just XML with exposure to metadata vocabularies.
  • A philosophy of transparency in everything you do with strong experience providing support publicly e.g. through discussion forums, technical repositories, and social media. 

If you are considering joining Crossref and contributing to our mission (https://www.crossref.org/about/), please send your cover letter and resume to Amanda Bartell (jobs@crossref.org).

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Medical Librarian, Howe Library, Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, MA

The Howe Library at Massachusetts Eye and Ear seeks a Medical Librarian. The Howe Library is a small two person library, so the position requires someone willing to be a jack-of-all-trades.

MEDICAL LIBRARIAN                          

This is a position with broad and diverse duties encompassing the provision of evidence-based information, in-depth reference service, user instruction, cataloging, document delivery and other duties as are needed by MEE staff, students, investigators and others.

Responsibilities include:

  1. Provides reference service to physicians, investigators, support staff, students and visitors including simple and in-depth literature searches using a wide variety of databases.  Collaborates on systematic reviews.
  2. Answers medical, statistical and historic (MEE) reference questions, verifies citations, teaches bibliographic skills including Endnote.
  3. Teaches groups and individuals the use of and access to print and serial collections.
  4. Provides outreach to staff at Schepens Eye Research Institute and the satellites, ensuring all users are aware of and know how to access library resources and services.
  5. Assists the Library Director in maintaining and managing print and electronic resources. Assists with researching new digital and/or print monographs.
  6. Assists Library Director in planning and implementing short- and long-range technology goals.
  7. Assess and recommend enhancements of existing and new technologies and related services.
  8. Troubleshoots problems with software and equipment.
  9. Produces LibGuides for teaching and informational purposes.
  10. Catalogs new materials via OCLC and processes them for placement in both the main and the Speech and Hearing Sciences collections.
  11. Prepares completed journal volumes for binding and processes them for shelving.
  12. Does shelf reading, copying, scanning and other tasks as needed.
  13. Using Docline, manages document delivery service, finding the fastest and least costly way to deliver articles not available at the library.
  14. Uses OCLC, AVSL, NLM and other network providers to obtain materials.
  15. Cooperates with consortial groups in loans as well as reference matters.
  16. Maintains a record of ILL activity.
  17. Adheres to copyright laws and stays informed in changes to it.
  18. Provides articles from our collection on request for busy doctors.
  19. Attends professional meetings and/or takes professional classes to improve skills and stay current in library developments.

 

Requirements:

  • A Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school.
  • Minimum three years of experience working in a medical library.
  • Must possess the ability to balance multiple tasks while serving patrons with high expectations.
  • Must have strong expert searching and systematic review experience.
  • A strong background in computers/technology and non-print materials format.
  • Familiarity with trends in delivery of electronic information.
  • Familiarity with EndNote and LibGuides.
  • Strong commitment to customer service.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of patrons (investigators, physicians, students, volunteers, patients and their families).
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

 

Click here to apply for this job: 

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Reference Information Librarian, Brookline Public Library, Brookline, MA

Join the Town of Brookline Coolidge Corner branch library team! We are looking for a customer service oriented professional for a part-time Reference Information Librarian position. This position will assist the Collection Development Librarian with maintaining and developing the Library's Chinese language materials collections in all formats, and duties including reading reviews, making recommendations for purchases, shelf reading, weeding, organizing and maintaining displays. Will also provide reference/information and reader's advisory services to patrons and assist and instruct the public in the use of a wide range of print and electronic resources. Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited school. Ability to work patiently and politely with the public and excellent communication and interpersonal skills along with a strong commitment to public service is essential. Knowledge of computers, automated library systems, social media, and electronic information systems is required. Fluency in Chinese, Mandarin and/or Cantonese is desired. Starting Salary $26.68 per hour.

Resume and cover letter by February 13, 2018. https://brooklinema.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/7aaf66 ab-8f1d-f27c-0dab-42f1c8f6c4e9/apply?source=693992-CS28659

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President & Ceo, New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, MA

Koya Leadership Partners is leading the search for The New Bedford Whaling Museum to find the next President & CEO. The President & CEO of the Museum will assume responsibility for articulating its mission, vision and value to all constituencies. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the President & CEO will direct all operations and activities, and implement policies, programs, and procedures in a manner that is fiscally responsible and consistent with the organization's values and strategic goals. Anne McCarthy & Erin Reedy of Koya Leadership Partners have been exclusively retained for this search. Koya Leadership Partners is a national retained executive search firm that works exclusively with mission-driven clients.

To express your interest in this role please email Anne and Erin directly at koyachicago@koyapartners.com.

All inquiries and discussions will be considered strictly confidential.

Contact Us: koyachicago@koyapartners.com EOE/AAO

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Research and Instruction Librarians, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Research and Instruction Librarian (Two Openings), Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

 

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

We seek candidates who take an expansive approach to the work of libraries, to the possibilities afforded by information technologies for achieving the college's goals for student and faculty work, and to the integration of their work across the team, the organization, and the college.

The Librarians will work collaboratively as key members of the Research Services team to build a community of students who are information literate and confident lifelong learners. These Librarians will act as liaisons to social sciences and some related interdisciplinary departments, offering innovative support for the teaching, learning, and academic research in social sciences disciplines. In this capacity, one position will be responsible for social and behavioral sciences disciplines, while the other position will be responsible for historical, social, and ethical studies disciplines.

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

Key Responsibilities

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

  • Develop and provide support for quantitative and/or qualitative data use, interpretation, visualization, and management in close collaboration with Research and Instructional Support colleagues, including the GIS and Data Instructional Technology Librarian.

  • Create programming, resources, projects, and other forms of support for digital scholarship in one or more areas such as network analysis, text analysis/mining, image analysis, mapping, or other technologies or methodologies.

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

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

  • Other duties as assigned.

     

Required

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

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

  • Demonstrated experience and comfort providing effective instruction and consultations.

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

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

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

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

     

Preferred

  • MLS and 3-­5 years relevant experience

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

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

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

  • Experience developing modules for online or blended learning settings.

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

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

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Multiple Positions, WGBH, Boston, MA

  1. Job Title: Archivist

Position Overview: The Archivist is responsible for the application of professional archival principles and practices to the Peabody Awards Digitization Project, the Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship, and various other assignments involving the WGBH Media Library and Archives and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting. 

Illustrative Tasks: 

Public Broadcasting Preservation Fellowship 

  • Assists the Project Manager in communications with Fellows, hosts, and local mentors
  • Coordinate blog posts by Fellows
  • Coordinate centralization and publication of documentation created by the Fellows
  • Coordinate webinars, including communication with speakers and staff
  • Provide support to the Engagement and Use Manager in promotion of the project
  • Coordinate with the fellows on ingest of digitized content into the AAPB 


Antiques Roadshow, Peabody Awards, Riverside Church Digitization Project 

  • Coordinate QC of digitized video and audio files
  • Communicate with partners at Antiques Roadshow and digitization vendor
  • Communicate with partners at University of Georgia and digitization vendor
  • Communicate with partners at Riverside Church and digitization vendor
  • Coordinate metadata ingest and updating of records as they are cataloged
  • Ingest proxy files, uploading to Sony Ci
  • Coordinate with programmer analyst and metadata specialist on creation and indexing of speech-to-text transcripts 


American Archive of Public Broadcasting - General 

  • Ingest metadata records into the AAPB
  • Validate digital file acquisitions for integrity and accuracy
  • Normalize filenames and formats in accordance with AAPB policies
  • Generate and manage preservation and technical metadata
  • Create and validate proxy files and upload to Sony Ci
  • Support long-term preservation of files on LTO tape

 

Skills:

Required: 

  • Familiarity with metadata standards including PBCore
  • Familiarity with XML
  • Familiarity with digital preservation best practices and open source tools
  • Understanding of best practices around audiovisual media
  • Ability to effectively express ideas and information verbally, and in writing
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to successfully balance time and achieve goals across multiple projects
  • Enthusiasm for public media and its history
  • Demonstrated interest/investment in audiovisual archives 



Desired 

  • Familiarity with open source tools used to manage audiovisual media including FFmpeg, MediaInfo, and QCTools
  • Experience collaborating with remote partners on projects across multiple institutions
  • Experience working with digitization vendors
  • Previous experience in an audiovisual and/or digital archive setting.

 

Master's degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent degree required.

 

To apply for this position, please visit http://www.wgbh.org/about/employmentOpportunities.cfm, job # P-03713

 

 

  1. Job Title: Project Manager

Position Overview: Reporting to the Associate Director, the Project Manager will manage and execute ambitious digitization projects including the PBS NewsHour Digitization Project, Riverside Church WRVR Digitization Project, and Peabody Awards Digitization Project. In this role, the Project Manager will have complete oversight and accountability over staff assigned to these projects. The Project Manager will also be responsible for overseeing contractor/vendor and project collaborator work related to these projects. The Project Manager will coordinate with other departments and colleagues in the foundation as necessary, including legal counsel, MLA developers, and Project Finance. The position will lead the decision-making and issue resolution on these projects, ensuring the overall success of the projects, that projects stay on schedule and deliverables are achieved. 

AAPB Acquisitions Management 
The Project Manager will oversee communications with potential contributing organizations to ensure proper delivery of digital video and/or audio files and metadata to the AAPB. The Project Manager will also coordinate with potential contributing organizations on digitization grant proposals and vendor RFPs. 

Workflow Coordination 
The Project Manager will continually evaluate and enhance AAPB digitization and ingest workflows, in collaboration with other team members.

Required Skills: 

  • 1-2 years experience coordinating successful digitization projects
  • Excellent cross-functional project management skills
  • Superior critical-thinking and problem solving skills
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills; ability to use hard data and metrics to back up assumptions, recommendations and drive actions
  • Strengths in problem solving, issue-resolution, attention to detail, and ability to successfully manage multiple complex projects simultaneously
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both written and verbal
  • Demonstrated experience engaging with and influencing external collaborators and other internal departments
  • An appreciation for and an understanding of the public media landscape

 

Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree in Moving Image Archive Preservation or equivalent highly preferred.

 

To apply for this position, please visit http://www.wgbh.org/about/employmentOpportunities.cfm, job # P-03704

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Senior Director of Administration & Finance, Audubon Society of Rhode Island, Smithfield, RI

Working in close partnership with the Executive Director, other senior directors, and program managers at multiple sites, the Senior Director of Finance and Administration provides leadership and overall direction for activities related to finance and accounting, information systems, and office management for the Audubon Society of Rhode Island.

This position also has direct responsibility for the administration, development, and maintenance of payroll, benefits, employee hiring and legal compliance. Additionally, this position works with Executive Director and senior directors to coordinate other human resource (HR) functions including employee relations, volunteer coordination, compensation and performance management, staff development and training, internal communications, and recruiting.

The duties of this position are highly confidential and require a thorough knowledge of the Society's policies and procedures, and GAAP and HR practices. The Senior Director of Finance and Administration reports to the Executive Director, supervises bookkeeping and administrative staff and volunteers, and works closely with other department staff.

Please send cover letter and resume to Anthony Caparelli at tcaparelli@asri.org

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President, EcoTarium, Worcester, MA

The EcoTarium, located in New England's second largest city, seeks its next President to lead this award-winning, mid-sized museum to its next level of growth and excellence. Founded in 1825, EcoTarium's mission is to "inspire a passion for science and nature" by engaging individuals and families in an interactive and vibrant indoor/outdoor experience on 55 acres. The hallmarks of the 61,000-square foot museum are its permanent and changing interactive exhibits, enlivened by a rich array of educational programs and unique special events. The museum's latest permanent exhibit, City Science: The Science You Live, opened in January 2017.

The ideal candidate will possess at least 10 years of increasing experience with fiscal responsibility in the museum, cultural, educational sectors or a similarly complex organization. A strategic and visionary thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit, the ideal candidate will have experience evaluating and growing institutional programs and exhibits. The candidate must have a strong track record of decisive and effective leadership and have proven operation, development, and financial management skills. A talented friend-raiser and fearless fund-raiser, the successful candidate will build on the recently completed Phase II of the Third Century Capital Campaign to consolidate and grow the museum as one of the premier science-based, informal learning family destinations in the region and beyond.

HOW TO APPLY

The EcoTarium is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants.

To apply, please visit ecotarium.org/jobs/president.

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Operations Content Manager, Red River Computer Company Inc., Claremont, NH

The Operations Content Manager (OCM) will be a creative, flexible, and self-motivated individual with strong organizational and interpersonal skills and the ability to manage change in a fast-paced and flexible company. Initially, the OCM will be tasked with consolidating and structuring multiple disparate content and knowledge storage locations into a highly flexible but organized content management architecture within Red River. This individual will then continually interface with stakeholders across the company to identify file storage requirements, continually evolving the knowledge management environment to improve scalability and efficiency and managing applicable content within the created structure.

Implementing and supporting third party add-ons as well as supporting and working with other Red River team members to implement custom integrations between applications will be required for this position. The OCM should be familiar with Microsoft SharePoint site collection structuring and creation and have experience with creating and supporting SharePoint sites.  Experience with SaaS storage, knowledge management, and collaboration applications such asBoxBasecamp, and Communifire is a plus.

Responsibilities

  • Creation and management of corporate knowledge management system
  • Maintenance and monitoring of content management policies
  • Administration and support of corporate document storage applications
  • Assistance with implementation of in-house and third party add-ons and integrations

Qualifications

  • Able to quickly learn and utilize new software applications
  • Able to successfully build strong working relationships with coworkers and clientele
  • Excellent at multitasking; able to successfully execute multiple projects simultaneously
  • Familiar with configuring MS SharePoint site and site collection administration
  • Fluent with Microsoft Office Suite

Preferred Education/Certification/Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent
  • Experience with designing, building, and managing corporate documentation structure

Performance Expectations

  • We work with purpose, looking to disrupt the status quo in meaningful ways.
  • We act with integrity, showing respect for all and demonstrating our commitment to ethics
  • We value collaboration and work as a team to accomplish goals
  • We elevate creativity, and support curiosity to reimagine the use of technology
  • We have a strong work ethic, and seek continuous improvement in all we do
  • We embrace philanthropy, working together to drive positive change and lasting impact within communities around us

Candidates for the job should possess excellent organizational skills as well as the ability to efficiently multi-task. Ideal candidates have a strong focus on day-to-day operational excellence, and a personal style that builds trust, and inspires loyalty. The candidate should be motivated, proactive, be able to learn and adapt quickly.

 

Established in 1995, Red River delivers information technology solutions to a worldwide military and civilian customer base and the New England enterprise market including healthcare, financial services and education customers. Red River is ranked the 5th fastest growing company in NH by Business NH Magazine and has demonstrated consistent year over year revenue and employee growth since its inception. With corporate offices in Claremont, NH, Red River has satellite offices in Virginia.

 

EOE M/F/DISABLED/Vet

Red River Computer Co., Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, gender, disability or protected veteran status.

 

Red River offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits and an exceptional work environment. If you are ready to join a growing company, please submit your resume and cover letter (required) online athttp://www.redriver.com/company/careers.

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Metadata Librarian, Hebrew Specialty, Brandeis University Library, Waltham, MA

Metadata Librarian - Hebrew Specialty

Brandeis University Library; Waltham, MA

Brandeis University seeks to hire a Metadata Librarian with a Hebrew Specialty. Under the general supervision of the Associate University Librarian for Scholarly Resources & Discovery, Processes print material and non-print material, including serials, in a variety of languages and formats. Coordinates the flow of material through the Resource Management and Assessment department (RMA). Contributes to training and development of workflow, policies. procedures and documentation for the unit. Creates descriptive and subject metadata for a wide range of information resources with a focus on Hebrew material.

 

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for creating and updating complex descriptive and subject metadata for information resources in a variety of languages and formats, including digital resources, multimedia works, rush and reserve materials with a special focus on Hebrew material.
  • Contributes to training, development,  and implementation of workflow, policies, procedures and documentation for all activities metadata creation and collection processing, including cataloging bibliographic maintenance. Responsible for management of links to authority records in the online environment. Hires and supervises student assistants for these activities.
  • Responsible for managing projects within the Resource Management and Assessment department. Works with staff in Library Systems and throughout Library Services to maintain a quality online bibliographic environment , including coordination of database management activities
  • Analyzes new workflows and vendor services
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications:

  • REQUIRED: Master's Degree in Library or Library/Information Sciences; Proficiency in Hebrew; experience with OCLC, MARC, AACR2, and evolving standards like RDA ; experience with automated library systems and library processing ; excellent analytical skills and aptitude for detail-oriented work ; fluency in the English language ; ability to work as part of a team.
  • PREFERRED: completed NACO training; experience with the Ex Libris ALMA automated library system; relevant cataloging experience in an academic library; experience with supervising students and management workflows and projects ; proficiency in other foreign language(s) .

 

How to Apply:

Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html. Elect option for "External Applicant". Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading. Locate the desired job listing. Click the job title and then Apply Now.

 

 

Closing Statement:

Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans to apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected category.

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Photographer, Simmons College, Boston, MA

The school of Library and Information Science (SLIS) at Simmons College is seeking a freelance photographer for 3-4 hours to take headshots for students attending the Annual Career and Networking Fair. The photographer will be paid $100 an hour during their time at the career fair and $50 an hour for each hour spent developing the headshots. 

 

Candidate should have 2 plus years experience taking and developing professional photos. 

 

Career and Networking Fair

Date: April 18, 2018, from 4-6 p.m.

Where: Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, Ma. 02115

 

If interested, please contact sliscareerfair@simmons.edu with your resume.

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Program Support Assistant, Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA

Title:                 Program Support Assistant II (Reference Librarian, Children's Department)

Position:           Part-time

Hours:              Up to 14 to 20 hours a week, including one evening a week and rotating

                        Saturdays and Sundays

Hourly Salary:   $22.44 per hour (Schedule C)

 

The Town of Needham is seeking an enthusiastic individual to fill the position of Program Support Assistant II

 

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

  • Answer questions regarding collection, the library catalog, databases, readers' advisory services, and other patron inquiries
  • Provide support at the children's reference desk; assisting visitors with their informational needs
  • Coordination and presentation of children's programs

 

Requirements:

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

  • Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS), or currently enrolled in an MLS program
  • Capacity to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public
  • Familiarity with automated library systems
  • Ability to perform detailed work accurately and efficiently
  • Capability to adapt to new technologies as required
  • In depth knowledge of trouble shooting computers and printers
  • Ability to deliver a variety of children's programming; familiarity with Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) programming and coding language
  • Schedule includes one evening a week and rotating Saturday and Sunday hours

How to Apply:

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

 

Email:  hr@needhamma.gov

Fax:    781-455-0165

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

 

Applications will be accepted until 5 PM on Monday, February 19, 2018.

 

 

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

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Executive Director, American Precision Museum, Windsor, VT

American Precision Museum, founded in 1966, located in Windsor, Vermont, is housed in a National Historic Landmark building and holds one of the finest collections of early machine tools in the nation. Exhibits are open to the public daily from late May - October. The museum's mission is to capture the imaginations of young and old with the spirit of innovation, problem solving and design, as demonstrated through the dynamic story of the machines and people which form the foundation and future of manufacturing in America.

The Board of Trustees seeks a full time Executive Director to implement the mission in innovative and creative ways. Responsibilities include leading the museum's daily operations, developing and managing an annual budget, and overseeing a small staff. The successful candidate will have the leadership skills to represent the organization effectively to all stakeholders and the public. He or she will be a results-driven, high-energy professional of unquestionable integrity and dedication who enjoys taking on new challenges and multi-tasking.

The position requires proven experience in project management, fund-raising, grant writing, donor stewardship, and program development. A Bachelors degree in a relevant area of study is required with a minimum 2 - 3 years' experience in museum management. Experience in the machine tool industry is highly desired.

Salary will be negotiated based on experience.

Please see the full full position description at http://www.americanprecision.org/about/employment.

To apply, please send a one page letter of intent with a two page resume to Chair, Search Committee, at info@americanprecision.org. The deadline for submission is March 1st. Please, no phone calls.

 

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Reference Librarian, Electronic Resources, Bentley University, Waltham, MA

Summary: The Reference Librarian for Electronic Resources position reports to the Manager of Reference Services. This position works collaboratively with the Library Technical Services and Library Access Services Departments, as well as the University's Academic Technology Center and the Information Technology Team. The librarian in this position will be proficient in providing reference service, teaching information literacy skills, conducting one-on-one consultations with students, building liaison relationships with faculty, and coordinating the selection and integration of electronic resources. The successful candidate will participate in professional activity, as well as serve on library and university teams and committees.

 

Essential Functions:

  1. Coordinate the selection and integration of electronic resources with input from the Manager of Reference Services and fellow reference librarians.
  2. Plan, organize, and schedule trial subscriptions of electronic resources.
  3. Manage and negotiate license agreements and contract renewals with both internal and external constituents.
  4. Troubleshoot electronic resource access for local and remote users. Provide information and data used in the analysis and evaluation of electronic resources, including usage statistics.
  5. Develop and maintain policies, procedures, and other types of documentation as needed.
  6. Assist library patrons at a busy university reference desk and teach formal instructional classes as part of the Library's bibliographic instruction program.
  7. Compile bibliographies and online resource guides to provide access to Library resources.
  8. Serve as a departmental liaison to a number of academic departments and/or research centers on campus.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. A Master of Library Science (MLS), Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS).
  2. 3+ years as a professional librarian experience in a university or large public library environment.
  3. Effective communication, interpersonal, organization, analytical, and problem solving skills with an ability to work with a widely diverse group of people.
  4. Ability to work effectively in a team setting and independently in a changing environment and to accept direction from one's supervisor.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Proficiency with one or more scripting languages and coding HTML/CSS (advanced programming skills desired).
  2. Experience working with an Electronic Resources Management System (EMS). Working knowledge of the library acquisitions process.
  3. Experience migrating library services to the cloud.
  4. Two years' experience supporting an integrated library system, platforms, and software in an academic library setting is preferred.
  5. Experience in supporting library specific software, e.g. OCLC Connexion, ILLIAD, and library specific hardware.
  6. Experience working in a university library reference department. Experience supporting web based content management systems, including LibGuides and LibAnswers.
  7. Familiarity with library technology standards and protocols such as RDA, FRBR, OAI/PHM.
  8. Familiarity with EZProxy, local and hosted iterations.
  9. Working knowledge of the database technologies such as MySQL and Microsoft Access.

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Dean of Library Services, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

DEAN OF LIBRARY SERVICES WHEATON COLLEGE

Wheaton College, a private, residential, liberal-arts college located in southeastern Massachusetts, seeks an ambitious new Dean of Library Services to define the future of library and information services in supports of the College's mission: "to create possibilities for our students by offering a full range of studies in the arts, sciences, humanities, mathematics and social sciences. Our approach to the liberal arts emphasizes active learning in the classroom, on the campus and in the real world."

Reporting to the Provost and appointed with faculty status, the new Dean of Library Services will be an innovative and collaborative leader who provides strategic direction for all functions of the Wallace Library in partnership with other academic units and in support of the mission of the College. The Dean of Library Services will articulate and implement a compelling strategic plan for the future of Wallace Library, based on a perceptive and inspirational vision of the future of academic libraries. The Dean's vision will continue to transform the Library into a dynamic academic hub that serves the needs of all members of the Wheaton community. 

The Dean of Library Services serves as the primary advocate for the Library, both internally and externally. Anticipating future opportunities and challenges, the Dean collaborates closely with faculty and administrators to continually align and integrate the Library into the academic life of the College. To that end, the Dean builds communities of practice and interest across campus and actively seeks both resources and external support for the Library's programmatic initiatives, including but not limited to its programs to promote information literacy across the curriculum and the use of digital methods and technologies in the classroom. 

The Dean of Library Services provides accountability for the Library by preparing and administering an approximately $2.75 million operating budget; ensuring that its collections and resources align with and meet the needs of Wheaton's curriculum; hiring and managing a diverse and dedicated staff; and developing a culture of assessment of library services and outcomes. The Dean is also charged with fostering an organizational climate based on respect, service, teamwork, communication, professional growth, and responsibility in which diversity, creativity, and innovation thrive. 

For the decade before 2015, Wheaton's library and information technology functions were integrated under a vice president of information services. In 2015, the two organizations were separated and the library became part of the Provost's office. As the library organization has settled into this new administrative structure, its budget, infrastructure, staffing model, and organizational culture has begun to emerge. Now, a 22-person staff, many of them hired in the last few years and excited to be part of a forward-looking, ambitious, service-oriented library, cover research and instruction, access services, digital and special collections, and media services. 

The Wallace Library is the likely home of the Center for Teaching and Learning that is currently in design development. Reporting to the Provost alongside the Dean of Library Services, the head of the Center for Teaching and Learning, who is to be appointed in the coming academic year, will be a key colleague for the Dean in initiatives and programs focused on students and faculty.

College leadership, informed by a 2016 ACRL review, have identified several priorities for the new Dean, who will naturally have the opportunity to assess these priorities and develop a plan to address them as well as others that may be identified during his/her tenure:

  • Articulate a vision for the Wallace Library that will re-establish its relevance for all College stakeholders - faculty, students, staff, alumni, and neighbors - and make it a vibrant space, actual and virtual, for collaboration, exploration, and innovation.
  • Develop a strategy for the library's digital collection.
  • Develop a plan for the evolution of the library's space and physical environment.
  • Ensure library systems are aligned with constituents' expectations and the ambitions of the College.
  • Contribute to the design, launch, and success of the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Advancing these critical endeavors will engage the Dean in conversations and collaborations with College leadership, with faculty, and with students and staff in the shared work of transforming this core Wheaton resource and positioning it to sustain the College's educational programs and its campus environment going forward.

Core Responsibilities

  • Oversees all Library employees, services, and policies, maintaining and advancing library services to all College constituents. Effectively leads and manages all library staff. Pays special attention to achieving greater diversity among library staff in recruiting and hiring. Fosters an open and inclusive work environment that values communication, collaboration, and respect.
  • Serves as lead ambassador and advocate for the Library within the Wheaton community. Takes an active and visible role on campus, including by serving on various committees.
  • Spearheads all strategic planning and fundraising activities related to the Library and its service to the broader College mission.
  • Helps to conceptualize and develop a recently proposed Center for Teaching and Learning.
  • Oversees the allocation and dispensation of the Library budget and aligns it with all strategic planning objectives.
  • Stays current with the research and scholarship on academic libraries. Fosters a creative environment that supports innovative teaching by faculty and staff, consistent with the pedagogical and administrative goals of the College.
  • Represents the Library at professional conferences and committees both locally and nationally, including as the representative of Wheaton College on the Executive Board of the HELIN library consortium. 

Qualifications: Wheaton is seeking a Dean who will be a bold and transformative leader, conceiving innovative ways to generate resources for the library that will bring it to the level of service, impact, and relevance that the College expects in terms of its collection, its space, and its role in teaching, learning, research, and community. The Dean will be someone who is open, collaborative, trusted, and committed to the Wheaton College community. S/he will be appointed as a member of the College faculty and must therefore demonstrate clear community to academic values.

The ideal candidate will bring many of the following qualifications:

  • A Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program; an additional master's degree or higher in a discipline taught at Wheaton College is desirable but not required.
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in library administration, preferably in an academic institution; experience as a direct report to a library director/dean, or as a director/dean is expected.
  • Passion about the role of the library in undergraduate education and the ability to articulate a vision for the library at Wheaton that engages and motivates stakeholders.
  • Creativity, curiosity, and a passion for serving undergraduate students and faculty dedicated to both teaching and research.
  • A track record of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment.
  • Active engagement with current library scholarship and research and a strong record of service to the library profession.
  • Significant experience with library budgets, library operations, and the recruiting, hiring, management, and leadership of professional and paraprofessional staff; experience developing a long-range plan for financial sustainability, including with fundraising via grant-writing or philanthropy, is a plus.
  • Experience implementing or updating library systems and working with media, digital archives, and technology support.
  • A grounding in instructional technology and the ability to help faculty integrate new and established library capabilities into their curricula and pedagogy. Experience with space planning and project management; a track record of strategic impact upon library space utilization and atmosphere.
  • Experience with the development and tactical implementation of assessment programs of library services, including knowledge of user needs and satisfaction studies.
  • Experience with accreditation processes.
  • Experience (or at least interest in and the aptitude for) forging sustainable collaborations between libraries that leverage resources and increase impact.

Wheaton College Located between Boston and Providence, Wheaton College is a four-year, private liberal arts college with 1,550 students. The Wheaton Curriculum offers more than 600 courses in 40 majors and 50 minors. The student-faculty ratio of 10 to 1 and average class size of 15-20 students help foster the close collaborative relationships that develop between undergraduates and faculty. 

Wheaton's Madeleine Clark Wallace Library, housed in a historic building at the heart of the Wheaton College campus, is the hub where students connect with information and ideas. Its holdings include more than 300,000 print and more than 150,000 electronic volumes, a comprehensive selection of periodicals, audiovisual materials, and research databases, as well as Wheaton's unique Marion B. Gebbie Archives and Special Collections. Its team of librarians, technologists, and support staff is dedicated to supporting all members of the Wheaton community in their learning, research, and teaching.

Wheaton College has retained Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net) to support this recruitment. Craig Smith, Partner, and Jennifer Rumain, Senior Associate, are leading the search. Confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations should be submitted by email to jennifer.rumain@opuspartners.net. 

Wheaton College is committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who will increase the diversity of the College community.

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Head of Circulation, School of Law, Samuel M. Fineman Law Library and Pappas, Boston University, Boston, MA

Tracking Code: 5401/A2218

Job Description

Reporting to the Associate Director for Administration and Access Services, the Head of Circulation provides service-oriented, forward-thinking leadership for the circulation department. Supervises and manages all circulation operations and services, including document delivery, interlibrary loan, circulation, stacks maintenance, reserves, public spaces and closed stacks. Responsible for ensuring library is open and staffed during all operating hours. Trains, develops, and evaluates staff of three paraprofessionals, three technicians, and student workers.

Required Skills

BA/BS required, MLS/MLIS preferred. Minimum of 3 years experience in a library public services department and MLS/MLIS or minimum of five years experience without MLS/MLIS degree. Strong interpersonal, management, conflict resolution, oral, and written communication skills. Demonstrated knowledge of library public services, including circulation, reserves, stacks maintenance, and integrated library systems, preferably Ex Libris Alma. Must have the ability to work independently and function in a collegial, teamwork-based environment, managing multiple priorities and a fast pace while maintaining focus on customer service. Ability to occasionally lift or move up to 50 lbs., regularly push loaded book carts, frequently travel between multiple floors and library locations and frequently climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and reach. Familiarity with legal materials or academic environment and previous supervisory experience a plus. Preferred: Record of increasing responsibility in a public services department and active engagement in professional associations or contributions to library literature.

Job Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition Type: Full-Time/Regular

Salary - Grade 74

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Library Director, Leverett Library, Leverett, MA

Town of Leverett

Search for Library Director

The Town of Leverett, Massachusetts is hiring a salaried, benefitted Library Director.  Hours are 32 hours a week in the summer and 38 hours a week in the fall, winter, and spring. Duties include: work in close cooperation with the Board of Trustees in directing library activities, operations, and services and in developing policies, plans, budgets, goals, and reports for the library; select, train, and supervise library staff and volunteers; work during library public hours including greeting patrons, responding to requests for assistance, processing interlibrary loans, and checking out and shelving books; maintain the library's collection and equipment; oversee use of the community room; create and support a mutually supportive teamwork environment.  Reports directly to the Library Board of Trustees.

Qualifications include: Minimum Baccalaureate degree with special training either received or to be received within a five-year period in library techniques; experience with library circulation systems (such as C/W MARS) and database, word processing, and spreadsheet programs. Must be well organized, motivated, resourceful, positive, tactful, community oriented; able to manage time, establish priorities, exercise independent judgment in making decisions, prepare and manage a budget, and speak and write clearly.  

 

More information about the library is available at http://www.leverettlibrary.org/

An application form is available at http://www.leverett.ma.us/files/general_application.pdf

Interested candidates should send a completed application form, resume, and cover letter to leverett@cwmars.org with "Director Application" in the subject line. Or materials can be mailed to Library Director Hiring Committee, Leverett Library, 75 Montague Road, Leverett, MA  01054. Materials should be received by 5:00 pm on February 12, 2018. If you have questions or need more information, contact the Library Director at 413-548-9220.

 

Basic Function

The Library Director is responsible for the management and operation of the Leverett Library and its program of services in accordance with policies established by the Board of Library Trustees. The Director works in close cooperation with the Board serving as its advisor and as an active participant in policy development, planning, and evaluation.  The Board delegates to the Director authority in such areas as collection development, budget management, and personnel administration. The position is directly accountable to the Board of Library Trustees.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The essential duties and responsibilities listed include the minimum requirements for the position. The position also includes other duties as discussed in the Additional Duties section below.
  • Directs library activities, operations and services
  • Works during the library's public hours and performs activities required for the operation of the library, including checking out and shelving books
  • Greets the public in person and by telephone and responds to requests for assistance
  • Participates, with the Board of Trustees, in a continuing formal planning process which provides direction for future library development and serves as a base for evaluation of library effectiveness in relation to changing community needs
  • Advises the Board in library matters and keeps the Board informed of issues and developments impacting on the library
  • Makes policy recommendations to the Board; implements and interprets policies adopted by the Board
  • Prepares the library budget for Board approval and participates in its presentation to municipal officials; oversees the expenditures of funds and maintenance of financial records
  • Selects (in consultation with the Board of Trustees), trains and supervises library staff and volunteers
  • Selects materials for the library collection in accordance with the Library materials selection policy; maintains the collection through regular weeding, replacing, and updating
  • Exercise responsibility for adding materials to the C/W MARS database, updating the database as appropriate and coordinating requests for patrons and other libraries
  • Recommends use, maintenance, and repairs of equipment, building, and grounds.
  • Oversees scheduling and use of the library's Community Room
  • Serves as the Library's liaison with municipal government and the community in general; speaks before groups and boards as required
  • Submits computer generated Annual Report
  • Performs performance evaluations on department staff and oversees disciplinary actions
  • Responsible for creating and contributing to a mutually supportive teamwork environment within the department, with residents and vendors, and in interactions with all town departments
  • Use of all equipment, knowledge and ability to complete all tasks required to professionally perform the municipal Library Director position

Additional Duties

The position includes additional duties that are a natural progression from that position's essential duties.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the responsibility of the employee in the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Supervision

  • Works under the direction of the Board of Library Trustees.  The employee functions independently, referring specific problems to the Board when clarification or interpretation of library policy or procedures is required.
  • Supervises up to two part-time employees; oversees the work of volunteers.
  • Performs responsible duties requiring a thorough knowledge of library operations and the exercise of independent judgment to make decisions concerning daily operations and the administration of the policies, goals, regulations, and statutory requirements related to the administration and operation of the library. 

 

Work Environment

  • Work is performed under typical office and library conditions; work environment is moderately quiet; regular schedule requires evening and weekend work.
  • The employee operates standard office and library equipment.
  • Performance of duties requires ongoing contact with the public, and other town departments and employees; contacts are in person, by telephone, fax, e-mail, and in writing.
  • Errors could result in delay or loss of service or monetary loss.

 

Essential Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate degree with special training either received or to be received within a five-year period by course in the basic library techniques of administration, book selection, cataloging and classification, and reference offered through a university extension program, state library extension agency, or by professionally qualified personnel instructing in institutions of higher education or in a regional library system approved by the Board of Library Commissioners; qualify for a certificate of subprofessional librarianship issued by the Board of Library Commissioners
  • Experience with library circulation systems, such as C/W MARS, and database word processing and spreadsheet programs
  • Well organized and able to manage time and establish priorities
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in decision-making
  • Ability to prepare and manage the department budge
  • Ability to speak and write effectively and clearly
  • High degree of motivation, initiative, and resourcefulness
  • Ability to interact in a positive and effective manner and to establish and maintain positive work relationships with supervisors, coworkers, other departments, boards and commissions, the general public and personnel at all levels of authority using principles of good customer service.  Must perform all aspects of job responsibilities with honesty and integrity
  • Skill in dealing effectively and tactfully with public agencies, town officials, employees and citizens

 

Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements are listed for informational purposes.  Applicants may be requested to demonstrate the ability to perform the essential duties of the position during the application process.

Minimal physical effort is required to perform most library and administrative duties. The employee is required to stand and walk, speak and hear, use hands and arms to operate equipment, and lift boxes of books weighing up to 30 pounds. Vision requirements include the ability to read routine and complex documents and use a computer.

 

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

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

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

SALARY: $44,852.70 - 65,264.96 annually; $21.49 - $31.27 hourly

The position closes on Friday February 9, 2018.

For a Full Job Description Visit: mywpl.org/jobs-wpl

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Adult Services Librarian, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

Full-time Adult Services Librarian

January 2018

 

The Town of Arlington is seeking a full-time Adult Services Librarian to join the innovative and dynamic Adult Services department at Robbins Library. The Adult Services team is dedicated to developing responsive programs for our diverse community--programs like Queer Book Group, Cookbook Club and drop-in technology help sessions. We also take pride in new collections like our Library of Things, co-sponsored by the Friends of the Robbins Library and Sustainable Arlington.

 

The library system in Arlington consists of the Robbins Library (main) in the center and the Fox Branch Library in East Arlington, which also bookend the new Arlington Cultural District designated by the Mass Cultural Council in 2017. Library trustees and staff along with the Arlington Libraries Foundation are currently engaged in Reimagining Our Libraries, a project to prepare facilities for a new generation of library users.

 

Robbins Library is convenient to several MBTA bus lines, the Minuteman bike path, and a variety of great restaurants and shops.

 

Duties: This librarian will assist patrons in using the library; respond to reference questions at our busy information desk; provide reader's advisory service; troubleshoot copiers, printers, microfilm machines and computers; manage collection areas as assigned; create engaging displays, booklists and finding aids to promote collections; plan, run, and evaluate programs for adults; use social media to market library services; and take on other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution is required; one year of library experience; knowledge of print and digital information sources including databases and ebooks; strong commitment to providing excellent customer service; skill in working with diverse populations; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to work collaboratively on a team; creativity, flexibility, initiative, energy, and enthusiasm.

 

Arlington values diversity. We strongly encourage candidates of varied backgrounds, including people of color, persons with disabilities and others to apply.

 

Schedule: 35 hours/week, including evenings and the Saturday rotation (approx. one Saturday/month).

 

Pay rate: $50,136-$60,268

 

Open until: February 5, 2018

 

To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to HR@town.arlington.ma.us, or mail it to Human Resources, Town of Arlington, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476.

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