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Library Media Specialist, Winchester High School, Winchester, MA

Winchester High School is seeking a .4FTE Library Media Specialist

Winchester High School is a comprehensive high school that works to meet the needs of all learners. WHS serves over 1,350 students in grades 9-12. We strive to create a well-developed curriculum that reflects a focus on the whole student as we endeavor to prepare all students to be ready and successful for any path they choose when they leave our halls.

Responsibilities & Qualifications:

  • Provide direct services to support the general needs of the Library Media Center and the Creative Technology Center.
  • Work directly with students to help support their needs and provide education in the various research tools available.
  • Work directly with teachers and staff members to help support the needs students.
  • Support an be invested in social and emotional learning initiatives.
  • Maintain a quiet and safe learning environment for all students and staff.
  • The prospective candidate will be expected to be well versed in all current research databases, common educational technologies and Google Applications for Education tools.
  • Should possess MA Librarian license grades 9-12.


Please click below to apply or contact Andrea Zampitella at azampitella@winchesterps.org
https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3079474

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Metadata Librarian I, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

The Northeastern University Library is seeking a motivated professional for the position of Metadata Librarian I in the Library's Resource and Discovery Services Department.

The Metadata Librarian works in a highly collaborative setting to support discovery and access to library collections through the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata across discovery platforms and library systems. Under the general supervision of the Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest, this position provides descriptive and authority metadata for digital, physical, and archival research collections and projects in all subjects according to nationally recognized data structure, content, value, and format/technical standards. The Metadata Librarian uses various approved and appropriate library and archival metadata schema, controlled vocabularies and content standards to support access to digital and analog resources. The Metadata Librarian updates and maintains metadata in the Library's Digital Repository Service, the Library's online discovery service (Primo), and the unified resource management system (Alma). The position works with the Alma/Primo integration, writing and enabling normalization rules for record display and faceting in Primo. The incumbent is also responsible for managing and supervising metadata projects, including original and retrospective cataloging using MODS and MARC.

Northeastern University's vibrant campus is located right in the heart of Boston, within walking distance to museums and other cultural institutions. The University Library, at the hub of the campus, supports the teaching, learning, and research needs of the university community in all disciplines.

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library science program.
  • Some academic library experience preferred creating metadata/cataloging records and performing authority control using current metadata structure, content, value, and format/technical standards, and a bibliographic utility.
  • Knowledge of established and emerging national and international standards relating to metadata and classification. Experience with Dublin Core and/or MODS, MARC, AACR2, RDA, LCSH required. Some experience with original metadata creation and retrospective metadata projects preferred.
  • Working knowledge of metadata tools and systems for creating, editing, and transforming metadata such as XML, XSLT, Oxygen, MarcEdit, and/or OpenRefine.
  • Experience with Ex Libris Alma and Primo systems preferred.
  • Knowledge of trends and issues in academic libraries, scholarly communications, higher education, publishing, and metadata developments.
  • Excellent planning, analytical, interpersonal, communication, supervisory, project management, and organizational skills.
  • Must be self-motivated, detail-oriented, with good team-working skills, a strong service orientation, and a demonstrated commitment to staff development and diversity in the workplace.


To Apply:
For more information about this position and Northeastern University's generous benefits, please visit:  https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/61897

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Multiple Positions, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, CT

The link to the website for further information about the jobs is: http://hplct.org/about/job-openings



Branch Manager

Hartford Public Library seeks a person who has overall responsibility and accountability of all functions of a library branch. This includes the management of the public service operations including circulation, adult services, youth services, and security. This position is also accountable for training, scheduling and evaluating staff and assists in short-term and long-term planning in the assigned branch. The Branch Manager works with the development of the branch's collections and programming efforts, and supports in all areas of administration. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers.

Requirements: 

Master's in Library Science or Master's in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution required. Minimum three years of increasingly responsible leadership experience in a public library. Minimum of two years of supervisory experience is required. Position includes evening, and weekend assignments. View the complete job description and requirements at hplct.org/about/job-openings. Required online application. Open until filled. EEO.



YOUmedia Mentor (Part-time)

Hartford Public Library seeks a person who will be part of the team at YOUmedia Hartford, a digital learning center for teens. The YOUmedia Mentor is an instructor, artist, and technologist who guides youth as they explore digital media and library resources. This position will assist with the implementation and use of various technologies and is also responsible for trouble-shooting technological difficulties and the set-up for YOUmedia events. This position ensures the highest level of service is provided by staff to all customers.

Requirements:

Two years college experience required. Four years college experience preferred. Instructional technology, web or graphic design, music production, or a related discipline preferred. Minimum one year of experience teaching digital media, or one year of professional career experience in a related technological field is required. Experience working with teens is required, including a demonstrated sensitivity and commitment to the needs of teens. Experience using social media technology (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.) is required. Position includes evening, and weekend assignments with availability of 25 hours per week.  View the complete job description and requirements at hplct.org/about/job-openings. Required online application. Open until filled. EEO.


TAP Manager

Hartford Public Library, The American Place (TAP) offers basic adult education, workforce literacy and citizenship services.  The individual will manage a range of key projects related to the smooth delivery of The American Place services. TAP provides services to adults ages 17 and above with an emphasis on basic education, citizenship and workforce readiness. Management includes: overseeing the roll out and execution of project activities; monitoring deliverables and milestones; identifying opportunities to streamline and improve operations; identifying options to overcome project challenges; supervising staff as well as coordinating public-facing services on a day-to-day basis.

Responsibilities:
Operations Management

  • Manages multiple grant activities and budgets. This includes data aggregation and analysis; timely statistical and budget reporting; hiring and monitoring contractual employees and assistants.
  • Manages the development and implementation of a centralized electronic administrative system tracking TAP client intake from multiple program entry points, referrals, and outcomes.
  • Develops and maintains a regular cycle of program evaluation, identifies key successes, makes recommendations for improvements, maintains up-to-date policies and procedures.
  • Manages programs within available budgets and makes decisions for how programming budgets are distributed, monitors project spending, contractual employees, invoices, and submits timely reports accordingly.  
  • Manages staff including evaluating performance, goal setting, training and coaching. Prepares and submits performance reviews. Ensure adherence to company policies and procedures.

Teaching & Learning

  • Manages the delivery of online and on-ground curricula with quality control measures to meet goals of technology-enhanced teaching and learning environment; in collaboration with department staff evaluates effectiveness of instructional activities in promoting knowledge, literacy skills acquisition and workforce readiness.
  • Formulates and provides professional development to support the delivery of e-Learning resources and devices.
  • Leads training efforts and maintains open communication flow to support uniform and quality delivery of TAP-related services system wide. Provides branch staff with sound program development and logistical recommendations, encourages effective planning and shares information on best-practice principles to related programming/services.

Outreach and Relationship Building

  • Maintains effective working relationships and rapport with students, staff, and partners, notably, Capital Workforce Partners, CT State Department of Education, USCIS, and Hartford Public Schools, Department of Adult Education, while maintaining a focus on client service.
  • Develops new programming partnerships with businesses, non-profit organizations and government agencies, coordinates contracting and/or MOUs//MOAs.
  • Helps to sustain a supportive and collegial environment for staff system wide, both through regular in-person meetings and online communications
  • Contributes content to communications tools (e.g. HPL e-Newsletter, Facebook, etc.)


Required:

  • Masters in Library Science or Masters in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited institution required.
  • Three years' experience delivering educational/informational services to adults in a not-profit urban setting.
  • Experience with federal grant projects and implementation.
  • Strong project development, implementation and management abilities including demonstrated organizational skills and the ability to manage conflicting priorities
  • Minimum two years' experience supervising both professional and support staff 
  • Ability to work well under pressure, meet deadlines and perform detailed work accurately;
  • Experience in program design and implementation across a network of locations
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement, identify and assess problems and act decisively to implement appropriate solutions or recommendations
  • Demonstrated experience coordinating work with many different constituencies, including external partners, and have experience working with diverse populations
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills including ability to produce quality documents, reports and verbal information confidently to a range of audiences
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to collaborate, communicate ideas, generate support, negotiate and resolve conflict
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment with rapidly shifting responsibilities
  • Knowledgeable (or willing to attend trainings to attain knowledge) of State of Connecticut's Adult Education policies and procedures and U.S. immigration.
  • Strong technology and data entry skills with experience in Excel and familiarity with learning management systems.
  • Experience facilitating staff training and supporting professional development

Apply:
To start the application process, log onto the Hartford Public Library website for the link to apply online. Interested candidates must complete an on-line application, attach a cover letter, and resume.

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Director of Research & Instruction, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

Wheaton College (MA) seeks a diverse pool of applicants for the position of Director of Research & Instruction in Library Services. This is an exciting time to join Wallace Library at Wheaton, a college that prides itself on a personal and engaged curricular and co-curricular learning experience for students. The college just approved a bold, innovative new curriculum, slated to launch in Fall 2020. The Research & Instruction team will play a key role in its successful implementation. Add in new leadership in the library and a newly-launched center for teaching and learning within the last year - it's clear that great things are happening at Wheaton!


Position Summary:
The Director of Research & Instruction (R&I) reports to the Dean of Library Services and serves on the library's leadership team. The Director leads an innovative, collaborative team of librarians and academic technologists in promoting effective student use of library and technology resources for self-discovery, empowerment, and success. The Director is responsible for the development and implementation of a creative, equitable, inclusive, and forward-looking vision for the library's research and instruction programming and services, one aligned with College priorities and responsive to curricular, technological, and library changes. The Director partners with faculty, library staff, and campus colleagues on a broad range of teaching and learning issues. On the library leadership team, the Director works with peers in collections and access, media services, and archives and digital initiatives to ensure use of library services and collections becomes a regular part of each student's Wheaton experience.


About Research & Instruction:
R&I is a blended library and academic technology team. The team's primary areas of responsibilities include:

  • information and digital literacy instruction,
  • student research support,
  • digital pedagogy infrastructure (including, but not limited to, the learning management system),
  • outreach to faculty and students, and
  • academic technology needs across campus.


Responsibilities of the Director of Research & Instruction include, but are not limited to, the following:


Management

  • Lead, manage, develop, assess, and advocate for R&I staff and services.
  • Lead the department in creating an inclusive, equitable, and respectful environment that values and affirms the diversity of the college community.
  • Represent the library on college-wide groups such as the Library, Technology, and Learning Committee (LTLC).
  • Achieve operational excellence through continuous development of staff, effective allocation of financial and staff resources, ongoing assessment, and adoption of best practices.
  • Plan and manage the R&I budget.
  • Oversee department participation in library-wide efforts such as open educational resources, digital initiatives, and collection development.
  • Lead and contribute to library strategic planning discussions; develop, implement, and assess library strategic initiatives as a member of the library leadership team.

 

Research & Instruction Responsibilities:

  • Partner with faculty and staff to build and move forward a strategic, integrated view of teaching and learning, inclusive of student research needs, pedagogy, literacies, technologies, and curricular transformation.
  • Promote and extend a culture of teaching excellence among staff.
  • Actively engage in the day-to-day work of the department; e.g. investigate and implement academic technology tools and systems, develop and deliver curriculum-integrated information and digital literacy instruction to students, promote curricular digital scholarship projects, support faculty in adopting and authoring open educational resources, and develop programming for faculty and staff development.
  • Provide leadership and coordination around campus-wide academic technology needs; e.g. lead initiatives that improve campus experience with the learning management system, lead discussions with faculty, IT, and Media Services on software and hardware needs in classrooms and labs, work with library and IT leadership on budgetary implications.
  • Participate in local, regional, and national professional communities of practice.


For full job description and application, please refer to the Wheaton College Job Site.

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Library Director, Hamden Public Library, Hamden, CT

Summary:

The Civil Service Commission announces the open competitive recruitment for the position of Library Director. This recruitment is open to the general public until Friday, July 12, 2019.

The Town of Hamden and the Hamden Library Board is looking to recruit a dynamic leader as its
Library Director. The successful candidate must have a demonstrated track record for establishing
innovative and creative programming in response to community needs as well as possess proven
abilities in strategic planning and community relations.

The Hamden Public Library is the primary community resource for self-education, civic engagement and educational enrichment for a rapidly growing, diverse population of residents.
    

Responsibilities:

The Library Director is responsible for the administration and management of all library functions
within the goals, guidelines and policies established by the Hamden Library Board. The Director
provides leadership within the library system and serves as the official representative of the library.

The Library Director works under the direct supervision of the Mayor as a Town Department Head. The Director works in cooperation with other Town officials and must maintain effective working relationships with both community agencies and the Hamden Board of Education, as well as volunteers and the general public.

The Director plans and administers all library functions and supervises a total of 40 staff members for the central library and the two library branches with the assistance of the associate library director, branch librarians and department managers.


Qualifications:
The preferred candidate musts have a Master's degree in Library Sciences or Information Science from a library school accredited by the American Library Association and ten (10) years of progressively responsible library administration experience, with at least seven (7) years in a supervisory capacity.


To Apply:

Applications and copies of the job description are available in the Personnel/Civil Service Office from 8:30 - 4:30 PM daily and on the Town of Hamden website at www.hamden.com.

Closing date: Friday, July 12, 2019 @ 4:00 P.M.

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Social Media/Emerging Technology Librarian, Nesmith Library, Windham NH

General Summary:

This is a full-time, 40 Hour/week position that will require some nights and weekend hours in a rotating schedule. The Social Media/Emerging Technology Librarian will be responsible for creating and disseminating library marketing materials including email newsletter, press releases, social media, and website. He/she will ensure consistent library identity and branding across all the above platforms. He/she will keep abreast of new web/mobile apps/software/hardware trends for patron use, analyze and recommend adoption of new patron facing technologies.

Education and Experience:
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. One year or more of Public Library Experience. Recent MLS program graduates are encouraged to apply.


Responsibilities: Please see full job description @ https://www.nesmithlibrary.org/featured-story/2019/06/11/employment-opportunity

Closing Date: Open until filled.

Salary: Salary dependent upon experience. Excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and paid earned time.

Address: Please send cover letter, resume, and 3 references to:

Sylvie Brikiatis, Director, Nesmith Library, 8 Fellows Rd. Windham, NH 03087
director@nesmithlibrary.org

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Archival Research/Project Archivist, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Job Summary:
The Archival Researcher/Project Archivist will undertake two areas of focus for the Hill/#metoo collection: processing, and research. The Hill/#metoo collection consists of approximately 15 linear feet of manuscript material along with digital material from October 1991-November 2018, documenting first- and second-person accounts of sexual harassment and gender violence as well as, race, class, age and other identity factors as well as political, cultural and institutional responses. Documents include correspondence, print and digital-online media, and social media that describe or respond to the sexual harassment and gender violence in the context of the Clarence Thomas Confirmation Hearing, the #metoo movement and the Brett
Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing.


The archival collection will serve as the basis for developing a documentary play that will explore, from a socio-legal perspective, how sexual harassment is experienced, and whose experience is heard and matters as evidence both culturally and legally. The play will also look at how the structures and processes that determine how justice (legal and social) is achieved can also undermine marginalized individuals' search for justice. The documentary play will take on the broader effort of writing or re-writing aspects of the 20th and 21st century history of sexual harassment based on first-person expressions of marginalized individuals. Finally, the play will demonstrate what it is like to "not only read but also perform history against the grain." (Arjomand 2018)

The Archival Researcher/Project Archivist will process the collection and digitize selected materials. The Archival Researcher/Project Archivist will produce a finding aid, a report on major themes of the collection, and a memorandum outlining the findings based on a set of questions developed with the Principal Investigator.

Essential Functions:

  • Process the TK collection:
  • Conduct a survey of the TK collection (including online social media material).
  • Create a comprehensive processing plan that prioritizes arrangement schemes and surfaces potential themes for research focus.
  • Arrange and describe series and sub-series according to accepted archival standards.
  • Create a finding aid for the collection.
  • Perform archival research in the TK collection:
  • Research and compile themes, questions and categories.
  • Pull together themes and threads to provide material for a narrative.
  • Identify and scan key documents for inclusion in project content.
  • Produce a report/document about the collection's major themes, with suggestions for narrative directions and areas of focus.
  • Produce a memorandum outlining the findings
  • Digitize selected materials.

Note: This is a grant-funded, 20% effort, position expected to last approximately 12 months.

Skills and knowledge:
Knowledge of archival and descriptive standards, including best practices for appraising and processing archival and born-digital materials; experience processing and creating finding aids for archival collections; familiarity with archival preservation and handling. Research experience; writing experience; familiarity with themes of workplace sexual harassment; familiarity with feminist, critical race and intersectionality theory as well as contemporary American history and politics. Effective communication and writing skills; strong organizational skills; strong attention to detail; ability to assess problems accurately and solve them
effectively; ability to work independently and to make appropriate decisions; dependability.


Additional Information: Will work with confidential information; will be required to sign a Confidentiality Statement.
Note: Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. is required.

Education:

  • MS degree in Library & Information Science required with a concentration in Archives Management preferred.
  • or MA degree in history, politics, or other relevant field preferred.
  • Background in creative writing or storytelling preferred.


Work Experience: Demonstrated experience in processing collections is required. 1-3 years required.

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 - Job ID 528610. Click the job title and then "Apply Now."

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Student Success Librarian/ Inclusion & Engagement, Middlesex Community College, Bedford/Lowell, MA

General Summary:

The Student Success Librarian is an enthusiastic and student-focused Inclusion and Engagement Librarian reporting to the Director of Libraries. This position is designed to support MCC's goals for community engagement, inclusive excellence and student success. The Inclusion and Engagement Librarian will work collaboratively with our team of Student Success Librarians who are highly committed to excellence in library programs and services. The individual is responsible for providing library services such as information literacy instruction, research support and outreach expertise for the libraries' academic and co-curricular partners. The successful candidate will also work across campuses on initiatives aimed at creating an inclusive community and fostering co-curricular engagement. The Inclusion and Engagement Librarian will promote a positive work environment, communicate effectively and identify ways to promote library goals and initiatives to our diverse community.

 Specific Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with colleagues and faculty to develop student centered information literacy programs services and resources integrated into courses and Pathways.
  • Provide in-person and online reference, information and research assistance to the college community that are student centered and emphasize active learning on both campuses.
  • Participate and provide library services to college programs and events that support student recruitment, academic preparedness and retention efforts.
  • Work collaboratively with Library and campus stakeholders to assess library outreach to diverse student populations; develop and gather data to make evidence based, user-focused decisions about services and programming.
  • Collegially and actively participate in planning processes and contribute to all areas of library operations.
  • Participate in the assessment of student learning and evaluation of the overall effectiveness of our instructional services by applying sound and current assessment principles and methodologies.
  • Develops user guides, online tutorials and training materials and works with the Library Website Team to ensure continuity between these to ensure the best possible user experience.
  • Stays abreast of innovations and best practices in teaching information literacy skills. Models innovation in this area and collaborates in innovative approaches with the teaching librarians;
  • Pursues outreach partnerships with campus programs and departments to support faculty in all areas of the college and seek opportunities to integrate library resources and instruction into academic and special programs;
  • Collaborates with other librarians to explore, develop, and promote the use of emerging technologies, especially those that support the library's instructional goals.
  • Assists in the development and documentation of library policies and procedures.
  • Participates in collection development activities.
  • Assists in the development of library programs and services that provide opportunities to people beyond MCC which support and enrich the communities we serve;
  • Serves as a backup for other library staff in their absence;
  • Performs other duties, as required.

Requirements:

Required

  • Required Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, or closely related field.
  • At least three years of experience that includes reference service, and bibliographic instruction in an academic library.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment.
  • Knowledge of current teaching pedagogies and experience designing and implementing engaging learning activities.
  • Experience with student learning outcome assessment standards, tools and practices as applied to information literacy instruction.
  • Strong commitment to information literacy instruction, and demonstrated aptitude for teaching in multiple formats which sensitively support of students with differing levels of academic preparation, varying physical and learning abilities, and who represent diverse identities such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, veterans, etc.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in using LibGuides, Microsoft Office applications, and Adobe Captivate or Camtasia.

Preferred:

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to achieve library goals;
  • Knowledge of library database searching, the research process, and principles of active learning as applied to information literacy;
  • Bilingual skills a plus.


Additional Information:

This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week, MCCC Unit Professional position with benefits.  For further information, see the MCCC Collective Bargaining Agreement.   To view the classification specification for this position link to: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Classification Specifications

Salary Range: MCCC Grade 5 minimum base salary with a master's degree is $55,827 to a maximum of $80,039 per year. Actual salary dependent on the collective bargaining agreement classification placement review of education and experience.

Hours:  8:30am to 4:30pm

Location:  Bedford and Lowell campuses

Start Date:  July 2019

Application Deadline:   July 4, 2019

The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

Application Instructions:

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via the online application:
1. Cover Letter
2. Resume

For full job description, please refer to: https://middlesex.interviewexchange.com /jobofferdetails.jsp;jsessionid=1EF311633D5DDB82A60DAF22E11E4240?JOBID=111761

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Librarian ll, Rochester Public Library, Rochester, NH

The City of Rochester NH is seeking qualified applicants for a full-time (35 hrs/wk) Librarian II to perform professional and supervisory tasks for the Technical Services Department. The ideal candidate will have the ability to communicate effectively and provide leadership for the department; have the ability to work with a high degree of independence in evaluating and prioritizing the needs of the department and serve as
the Library's liaison to the Department of Municipal Information Systems (IT).


Position requirements:
Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university and three years of progressively responsible professional or paraprofessional library work. Preference will be given to candidates with experience using Sierra integrated library system software.


Pay range: $45,936 to $61,497 annually DOQ/E with a competitive benefits package. Pre-employment testing will include educational and criminal background, medical and drug screen.


Apply: For more information on the City's application process, to view the entire job description or to obtain an application, visit the HR page of the City's website at www.rochesternh.net.

A rating of your application will be based on your education, training and experience as it relates to the requirements for this position. It is essential, therefore, that you provide complete and accurate educational and employment information on your application.


Position open until filled. Interested candidates are advised that a review of applications will begin on July 2, 2019.


Submit completed City application, cover letter, & resume to:
Human Resources - #550200
City of Rochester
31 Wakefield Street
Rochester, NH 03867


All applications for this position will be held in confidence.

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Processing Archivist, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Duties & Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Collections Services Archivist, the Processing Archivist arranges and describes manuscript collections, archival records, visual materials, and objects, including large mixed-format and born-digital collections, using appropriate-level processing strategies to ensure their accessibility, preservation, discovery, and use. In this capacity, the Processing Archivist will: devise and implement processing plans; screen collections for sensitive materials; and prepare and update access tools including finding aids and catalog records in accordance with national and local standards such as the Harvard Joint Processing Guidelines. The Processing Archivist will also assist in the ongoing development and refinement of local processing and description practices, and contribute to the Center's culture of evaluation by maintaining processing metrics and project documentation. 

The Processing Archivist will also collaborate with colleagues on Collections Services team projects and departmental efforts, including serving regular shifts on the reference desk; participating in departmental and library-wide planning activities; training and supervising interns and less-than-half-time (LHT) processing staff as needed; serving on relevant Harvard Library committees and/or working groups; and undertaking special projects as assigned. The Processing Archivist is expected to actively contribute to and engage with the archival profession. 
 

Basic Qualifications:

Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited advanced degree in a related discipline such as History (preferably in the history of medicine or science), with an archival concentration. Minimum of two years' related experience, preferably arranging and describing manuscript collections.  


Additional Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience creating DACS-compliant, EAD-encoded finding aids; familiarity with MARC for original cataloging of manuscript materials; and working knowledge of LCSH and LCNAF. Experience identifying and restricting sensitive information. Excellent attention to detail; demonstrated the ability to manage time and complete projects in a timely manner. Superior written and verbal communication skills; excellent analytical, critical thinking and problem-solving skills; ability to manage a variety of tasks and multiple priorities. Flexibility and tolerance for change are essential in this fast-paced work environment - the ability to work independently as well as collaborate in a team environment in a cooperative and collegial fashion.     

Preferred qualifications: experience processing born-digital collections and familiarity with digital forensics workflows; familiarity with accepted preservation methods for special collections materials; familiarity with ArchivesSpace and EAC-CPF. Broad knowledge of American and modern European history and culture and the history of medicine and science highly desirable.


Additional Information:

This is a two-year term position.  

Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
 
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
 
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
 
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
 
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
 
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
 
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
 
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
 
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.


Apply here: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341#jobDetails=1458114_5341

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Business & Entrepreneurship Librarian, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT

The UConn Library seeks an engaged and forward-looking Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian to collaborate with stakeholders in the areas of business, entrepreneurship, and innovation within the UConn community and in the state of Connecticut.  The Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian connects UConn Library collections, services, and spaces to research, scholarship, teaching, and learning at UConn.  The Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian creates and assesses services, collections, and tools that support initiatives to develop the educational and commercial potential of ideas.  This position serves as the primary contact for research assistance, information literacy instruction, and collection-building for the UConn School of Business, The Peter J. Werth Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, and the Department of Economics.  Along with all UConn Library personnel, the successful candidate makes a positive contribution to a culture of inclusion and respect in all interactions within the Library and across the University.

The Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian contributes to the advancement of the UConn Library through collaboration with colleagues and engagement with Library-wide initiatives, including serving on Library and University committees.  The Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian engages in continuous learning and is professionally engaged at the state, regional, and national levels.  As an active member of the Academic Engagement area's Research Services unit, the position reports to the Head of Research Services, and is a positive contributor to the Library, founded on the UConn Library values of kindness and trust, curiosity and inquiry, equity and inclusion, and having fun.

Appointment Terms

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

 

To Apply

Applications must be submitted online using UConn Jobs at http://www.jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions. (reference search #2019597) and include a cover letter, detailed resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Nominations and inquiries should be sent in confidence to Ellen Silbermann at ellen.silbermann@uconn.edu. To ensure full consideration, inquiries and applications should be submitted by July 28, 2019. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019597)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on February 24, 2019.  All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp .

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Librarian, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library seeks a fun, fearless and flexible team player for a part-time (16 hours/week) professional Librarian position. Reporting to the Information Services Supervisor, the primary responsibility is to assist the public in making maximum use of library resources. This position requires excellent customer service skills, outreach and technology instruction experience, expert searching skills, and familiarity with collection and reference tools. The Librarian responds to requests for specific information; shows patrons how to search for and locate information; provides technology instruction, Reader's Advisory service and selects materials for the collection. Incumbents in the Information Services Department provide support and instruction to patrons in and outside of the Library on a wide range of computer applications, library services and electronic resources.


Minimum requirements:

MLS; one to three years of reference experience; excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills; in-depth knowledge of collection development; excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet searches and software specific to libraries; and
basic ability to troubleshoot computer hardware and software. The hourly rate of pay is $27.24 and the position is not benefit eligible.

To apply:

Send resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Dept., Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document to hr@wellesleyma.gov by June 24, 2019. AA/EOE

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Associate Director of Technology and Operations, The Mark Twain Library, Redding, CT

The Mark Twain Library in Redding, CT seeks and Associate Director of Technology and Operations. Under the direction of the Library Director, this individual is responsible for overseeing the Mark Twain Library's automation and information technology needs and assuring the smooth operations of the library when the Library Director And Assistant Director are not available. Join a small but dynamic library with one of the largest per capita usage in the state. The library is a member of the BIbliomation Consortium which is part of the Evergreen community. Work in a beautiful setting with an appreciative customer base.


Main Responsibilities:

This position plans for, manages and maintains all technology and technological applications. The positon also serves as webmaster. In addition, the person in this position works closely with the library's phone, HVAC web-based controls, solar panel providers and others as necessary. He/She also Acts as liaison between Library Director and Bibliomation and other hardware and software vendors, places orders as
required, and maintains the technology budget. Other key responsibilities are managing the website and all plug-ins, staff email and implementing new technologies as needed. The position also supports fund-raising chairpersons and the development office technology needs. They will work closely with the Communications Specialist responsible for social media.


Required skills and attributes:

  • Website management skills (WordPress).
  • Professional knowledge of library practices and procedures, knowledge of online library systems, telecommunications, and personal computer software and hardware.
  • Able to deal with public tactfully and work independently.

Other required skills:

  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds and able to install hardware which may include the need to bend, kneel, crawl and work in tight spaces.
  • Ability to drive and access to a car. Ability to work evenings or weekends as needed.

Qualifications:

  • MLIS or MLIS student or experience with library systems. Candidates with related equivalent experience are also encouraged to apply.
  • Must show strong affinity for working in a library and with staff who have varied technological knowledge.
  • Strong affinity for website management.

Salary Range: 50,000 - 52,500 dependent on level of experience


Benefits: Health Insurance, paid vacation, paid personal days. travel expense reimbursement. MLIS candidates are eligible for tuition reimbursement of one course per semester. This is a highly professional 35 hour per week position with a flexible schedule to accommodate the needs of the library.


Deadline: June 30, 2019

Apply to jobs@marktwainlibrary.org with resume, cover letter and names of 2 references. Questions to same email address.

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High School Library Teacher, Andover Public Schools, Andover, MA

DESCRIPTION:
To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. The Library Teacher should strive to instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information. The applicant will collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness.
The Library Teacher will provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and the school district, and is integral component of the learning/instructional program.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans instruction that incorporates classroom and library curricula, the research process, and information/media literacy.
  • Plans instruction that incorporates Digital Citizenship.
  • Creates learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities.
  • Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process.
  • Assists students and teachers in selection of reading and instructional materials.
  • Advocates and promotes reading and life-long learning.
  • Incorporates technology to enhance learning.
  • Manages and supervises the library facility.
  • Creates and maintains an environment conducive to learning.
  • Benchmarks the School Library Program (SLP) to school, state, and national standards.
  • Stays current in professional practices and educational research.
  • Participates in the recruiting and training of library volunteers.
  • Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community.
  • Establishes communication and networks with the Andover Public Library staff.
  • Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of material in all formats.
  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property.


QUALIFICATIONS:
Under the direct supervision of the School Principal and the Director of Digital Learning, the AHS Library Teacher should possess the following qualifications:

  • DESE license as a library teacher
  • Completed a teacher preparation program/educational degree, and hold a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from a master's level program in library and information studies.
  • Technology applications and ability to use web tools and integrate Chromebooks into the curriculum


APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://andoverma.gov

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Library Director, Centerville Public Library, Centerville, MA

General Description:
As a center of community life, the Centerville Public Library encourages and supports civic, intellectual
and cultural pursuits. It provides a wide range of information and materials to people of all ages, using
traditional methods and innovative technology. The Centerville Public Library strives to adapt to the
changing needs of the community. Its welcoming environment stimulates thinking, enhances knowledge
of the world and improves the quality of leisure time. The Centerville Public Library educates the
community to understand, appreciate and financially support the Library's relevance.

The Library Director must be a dynamic leader in the areas of human resources, fiscal planning, budget
management, fundraising and communications with the ability to market the services of the library and
its facility to support the objectives and goals established by the Board of Trustees and in compliance
with local and state government agencies.

The Library Director serves as the chief executive officer for the Centerville Public Library with oversight
of the library's facility, fiscal affairs, staff, technology, programs, collections, and services.

Reports to:
Centerville Public Library Board of Trustees and works closely with various Board Committees on
building operations, personnel-related matters, financial matters, and fundraising.

Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and Master's degree in business management or library services preferred. Significant
administrative and supervisory responsibility in managing a nonprofit organization will be considered.

Duties:

Board Relations
• Provide staff support to the Library Board of Trustees by assisting with meetings, preparing agendas
reports; implementing policy decisions; and attend meetings as ex officio member on Board
committees.
• Assist with and promote orientation and continuing education for Board members.
• Provide professional expertise and guidance to the board including but not limited to presenting
information on pertinent legislation from local, state, and federal agencies, discussing trends in library
technology, funding, and management wherever possible.
Planning
• Prepare a written annual plan.
• Review and evaluate the effectiveness of library services in relation to the changing needs of the
community and develop plans and resources to meet those needs.
• Prepare strategic plans for the library seeking input from the private sector.
• Work for compliance with the Massachusetts Public Library standards.

Finance
• Prepare and present library annual budget for consideration and adoption by Board.
• Monitor and approve expenditures from the official operating budget.
• Check bills and employee time records.
• Represent the library's budgetary interests to the Barnstable Library Committee.
• Prepare monthly and yearly financial reports on budget accounts, receipts, and endowment funds.
• Present an audit report to the Board.
• Prepare and send required reports to Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Town of
Barnstable and other funders.
• Prepare an annual review of library insurance policies and other contract services and make
recommendations for any changes.

Personnel
• The Director shall be responsible (some aspects may be delegated to supervising librarians) for all
aspects of personnel management, including:
• Supervise the library staff, directly or through appropriate delegation, to create a harmonious team
environment.
• Direct and participate in personnel actions such as recruiting, hiring, termination, assignment,
evaluation of employees, training and scheduling.
• Periodically review staff positions and job descriptions in accordance with changing library needs.
• Establish work rules and regulations, in accordance with statutes and regulations.
• Promote employee work satisfaction and general staff welfare.
• Prepare annual employee performance evaluation reports.
• Meet quarterly with staff to review individual goals and objectives.
• Recommend salary and benefit changes to Board.
• Plan and conduct staff meetings regularly.
• Assist with direct patron services, as needed.

Public and Patron Relations
• Direct a public relations/marketing program to promote and publicize the library's collections,
services, and programs.
• Work to establish effective communications through news releases, e-mail, print newsletters, blogs,
web sites, etc.
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with schools, agencies, civic and community
groups, the general public and the news media.
• Represent the library at and speak before the community, civic and other groups regarding the
objectives and activities of the library.
• Effectively address patron complaints and public criticism of the library.
• Prepare questionnaires and surveys to evaluate public responses to the library.

Collections
• Direct the development and maintenance of the library's collections.
• Supervise selection, acquisition, and processing of library materials to meet public needs within the
structure of library selection policies and budgetary limitations.
• Administer the library's technology needs and related activities, such as training, as applicable to staff,
CLAMS, the Internet and the community. Purchase equipment and software as needed.

Physical Facilities
• Oversee all aspects of the physical plant, grounds, furnishings, and equipment.
• Supervise housekeeping, maintenance, and repair of building, grounds, furnishings and equipment.
• Purchase equipment and furnishings as needed.
• Schedule and supervise contract services, maintenance personnel and take appropriate action in
emergency situations.
• Oversee and approve scheduled use of the library by outside groups.

Development/Fundraising
• Accompany Trustees and development personnel on calls to major prospects.
• Assist development personnel with overall planning and implementation of fundraising plans.
• Prepare grant requests to town, state, and Federal agencies and private and public foundations and
administers grant funds upon award.
• Research and identify, cultivate, solicit and steward donor prospects including individuals,
foundations, and businesses.
• Help to secure sponsorship for library special events and program needs.
• Work with appropriate committees to implement fundraising events.

This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions, and
responsibilities that comprise this position. The Library Director's job also includes any other duties that
are requested by the Board of Trustees or that are essential to ensuring that CPL provides the best
possible library service to the community. The Board will evaluate the Library Director annually.

Salary Range: $65,000 to $70,000 (full time)


Resumes should be sent to:
Centerville Public Library
Search Committee
585 Main Street
Centerville, MA 02632
Or email:
Laura Groark
Head of Search Committee at: lauragroark@gmail.com

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Multiple Positions, Hopkinton Public Library, Hopkinton, MA

Per Diem Substitute Reference Librarian

The Reference Librarian works under the direction of the Adult Services Librarian and provides public library reference desk services on an on-call or as-needed basis when regularly scheduled staff are unable to staff the desk. This position will also participate in our regular Saturday rotation (6 - 6.5 hours every 3 - 5 weeks) servicing any area in the library, as well as Sundays (4.5 hours on occasion as needed) when Sunday afternoon hours are added to the library schedule.

Substitute Reference Librarian Qualifications:

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

  • More than 1 years public library or reference desk Preferred.

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

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

Pay Rate: $21.81 - $23.83, depending on qualifications.
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Per Diem Substitute Junior Library Assistant

The Substitute Junior Library Assistant will perform tasks related to the daily operations of the Library and Children's or Circulation desks. Duties to include Retrieves and checks in all Library materials from the drop off boxes outside the Library; Collects overdue and lost item fine; Handles on-line museum pass reservation requests; provides assistance to patrons locating materials; works to resolve patron account related issues and answers phone inquiries. This position will also participate in our regular Saturday rotation (6 - 6.5 hours every 3 - 5 weeks) as well as a Sunday rotation (4.5 hours, frequency to be determined) when Sunday afternoon hours are added to the library schedule.

Per Diem Junior Library Assistant Qualifications:

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Ability to handle office equipment such as a copier and fax machine.
  • Proficiency in using Google products and other Library applications.
  • High School Equivalency Preferred.
  • More than 1 years experience at a library circulation desk Preferred.

Pay Rate: $12 - $14, depending on qualifications.

Internal/External Applicants: To be considered for these positions, please submit the required Application for Employment (attached, or available on the Town's online job posting at https://groups.google.com/a/hopkintonma.gov/forum/#!topic/jobs/CU175FXI6CA) no later than 4 pm, Thursday, June 27, 2019, to hr@hopkintonma.gov . You may also include a cover letter and resume; however, the Application for Employment is required. While the preferred method of application is through e-mail or online, applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail at: Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18 Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages diversity. 

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Librarian Informationist, Treadwell Virtual Library (Massachusetts General Hospital), Boston, MA

The Treadwell Virtual Library of the Massachusetts General Hospital has an opening for a Librarian Informationist. Details about this position can be found at the Mass General Careers web site:  https://www.massgeneral.org/careers/jobsearch.aspx. In the search box, type in the Job ID #:  3097474.


Description:
Under the general direction of the Library Director and as an engaged team member of the Treadwell Virtual Library, the incumbent will perform activities that meet the knowledge-based information needs of the MGH community as it accomplishes its mission to deliver the very best in clinical care, research, teaching, and community health. Incumbent will meet these needs through providing expert research and consultation services, including those for systematic reviews and other evidence synthesis projects. Incumbent will also engage in a range of instructional and outreach activities such as those supporting evidence-based practice and scholarly communication efforts at MGH. The Treadwell Virtual Library services are available to all MGH employees and students.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Provides ready reference and in-depth research and reference services
  • Provides advanced searches of databases and other online information resources. Provides quality filtering of results and other value-added services.
  • Provides expert search services and consultations for systematic reviews and other evidence synthesis projects from protocol development to publication, using a variety of tools and methods for searching evidence, documenting and managing data for synthesis, and reporting findings.
  • Provides instruction, both individually and in group settings, on how to retrieve and manage information, creating and tailoring curricula to users' needs and interests.
  • Assists in the development of instructional materials.
  • Consults with users about citation management software.
  • Provides guidance and support for scholarly communication related activities, including optimizing dissemination of research output, metrics and altmetrics.
  • Uses the library's content-management system (LibGuides) to develop and maintain webpages that support the library's efforts to provide relevant information and instruction to the library's clientele.
  • Stays informed of biomedical advances to better meet the needs of our users.
  • Carries out preliminary trouble-shooting when electronic access problems arise.
  • Evaluates new online tools.
  • Takes part in formulating library policies and procedures. Identifies areas for quality improvement or opportunities for redesign.
  • Participates in library marketing, publicity and user needs assessment activities.
  • Cultivates partnerships and collaborates with hospital employees on projects, teaching, etc.
  • Serves on hospital committees.
  • Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required

  • Master's degree in library and information studies from an ALA-accredited program, or a comparable graduate degree, reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Enthusiastic and customer service focused.
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse clientele and colleagues.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a constantly changing environment.
  • Curious and motivated to acquire new knowledge and skills.
  • Flexible with assignments, projects and priorities.

Preferred

  • Previous professional experience in a medical/hospital/biomedical/science library.
  • Knowledge of current issues, trends and technologies impacting major teaching hospitals.
  • Medical Library Association's Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) certification.

 

SKILLS/ ABILITIES/ COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:      

  • Excellent reference interviewing skills
  • Expert database searching skills, preferably using health sciences databases such as PubMed, Ovid Medline and CINAHL.
  • Experience teaching adult learners and using active learning techniques
  • Competence with Microsoft Office and ability and willingness to learn other software as required.
  • Familiarity with library software and web tools, such as LibGuides, Covidence, citation management software, and research metrics products

To Apply: Apply online here. In the search box, type in the Job ID #:  3097474.

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Librarian I - Reference Services, Portsmouth Public Library, Portsmouth, NH

Link to the full job description: https://www.cityofportsmouth.com/hr/job-opportunities#LRS.


QUALIFICATIONS:  Candidates must possess Master's Degree in Library Science and/or equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience.  The candidate must have a good understanding of library automation systems, Internet resources and be comfortable working with a wide range of information technology devices.  Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library reference and special collections services; advanced skills in locating relevant print media and other materials to meet the intellectual business, academic, and cultural and entertainment needs of customers; demonstrated expertise using Microsoft Office applications and conducting online research using free and subscription-based services including historical research tools.  The candidate must be an excellent personal example of providing a high level of service to customers.  The candidate must have a proven ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with customers, co-workers, employees in other municipal departments and City Officials. This includes excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as being a good listener.  Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development and the necessary judgment and public relations skills to deal with people effectively and appropriately; familiarity with archival and special collections procedures, practices and principles and a desire to work in a high-energy, team-oriented environment.  The 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.  This requires participating in collaborative decision making within and across library departments as well as working cooperatively with City Departments, business, academic and cultural organizations, City schools and other state and national organizations in order to meet the Library's customers' needs.

EXAMPLES OF ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • 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
  • Participates in materials selection and maintenance to better meet customer needs
  • Offers individual device help and/or group computer instruction, creating or updating lesson plans and handouts when necessary
  • Participates in numerous additional aspects of Reference services such as, but not limited to: readers' advisory, processing serials, outreach visits, grant writing, budget allocation, promotion and advertising, establishing community liaisons, attending professional workshops, training of new staff, staying current in library services, implementing new ideas, among other responsibilities
  • Interprets and implements library policies, rules and procedures and assists in their evaluation for effectiveness, efficiency and contribution to customer service
  • Participates in planning and implementation of library programs, possibly serving on the library's Programming Committee
  • Tracks of a wide variety of usage and service statistics on a daily basis, and assists in preparing statistical reports
  • Registers patrons for the use of various library services, including study rooms, museum passes, computer classes, library programs, etc; explains procedures
  • Assists patrons with using the library's public computers and the software available on them including Microsoft Office applications, internet browsers as well as department-specific technologies


OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS MAY INCLUDE, BUT NOT LIMITED TO:

  • May participate in departmental social media efforts
  • Assists with library outreach activities
  • Assists in promoting library services by preparing displays and other publicity.
  • May assist with grant writing and fulfillment.
  • May participate on and/or chair other library committees
  • May assist with library exhibits
  • May contribute to the ongoing maintenance of the art and artifacts collection, obituary database, Portsmouth Herald newspaper archives and local history "vertical files."
  • May contribute to the department's digitization projects and online special collections presence.  This involves using scanners and digital asset management software.


SCOPE OF EXAMINATION:  Competitive Examination which includes a personal interview.
Finalist must complete pre-employment screening, drug testing and background check.

APPLY TO:  Click Here to download an application form or send application materials to jobs@cityofportsmouth.com. 

DATE POSTED:       June 7, 2019                              CLOSING DATE:   UNTIL FILLED

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Interim Director, The Fobes Memorial Library, Oakham, MA

The Fobes Memorial Library in Oakham, MA seeks an interim director to manage all aspects of library operations while the director is on leave beginning mid-July. This position is part time at 19.5 hrs/wk and offers a flexible time frame based on interest (ideally 4-9 months) plus flexibility in the weekly schedule.

The Fobes Memorial Library is the heart of the town of Oakham and an active community center that serves a rural population of roughly 1,900. We offer numerous weekly programs for children, teens and adults which the interim director will be responsible for planning, promoting and facilitating with the help of our dedicated staff and volunteers. Other duties required include assisting patrons with any reference, technology and readers' advisory questions, maintaining the library's website and social media platforms, supervising our staff of five part-time employees, working with the town accountant to complete payroll and billing, and in general maintaining the library's warm and welcoming atmosphere. Experience and a passion for working with children is required.

Salary is $15-$19 DOE

To Apply: email a cover letter and resume to fobeslibrary@gmail.com

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Resource Sharing Coordinator - Lending & Receiving Specialist, Brandeis Unversity, Waltham, MA

The Brandeis Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Resource Sharing Coordinator - Lending & Receiving Specialist. At Brandeis University, our mission and history are rooted in the pursuit of social justice, thus we aim to include this value in all that we do. We are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those who have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation and who are committed to building, engaging with, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

Position Purpose:
Reporting to and under the general supervision of the AUL for Scholarly Resources & Discovery, with additional guidance from the Resource Sharing Librarian, the Resource Sharing Coordinator - Lending and Receiving Specialist provides support for lending materials to other libraries as well as coordinating the activities of the Brandeis Library Receiving Room. Because our mission and history are rooted in the pursuit of social justice we aim to include this value in all that we do. We are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those who have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation and who are committed to building, engaging with, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.

Essential & Other Functions:

  • Facilitates all lending requests for library materials from requesting institutions through online technologies; where applicable, the person in this role will also coordinate billing activities for these services
  •  Oversees and provides work direction to student employees within the library to ensure timely completion of all lending, and may occasionally provide backup support for borrowing and document delivery; the incumbent is expected to participate in department and library-wide meetings, working collaboratively with colleagues to improve workflows and assess department performance
  • Using student help, this position assists the library in coordinating the activities of the Brandeis Library Receiving Room; this coordination may involve bringing all packages into the Goldfarb 2 Mail Sort area (within reason) or notifying building occupants that materials are in the Receiving Room awaiting their pickup
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Position requirements:

  •     3-5 years of experience in academic libraries with experience in interlibrary loan preferred
  •     Strong customer service skills
  •     Attention to detail
  •     Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills
  •     Proficiency with desktop computing and productivity software

For more information and to apply for careers at Brandeis University, please visit https://careers.brandeis.edu.

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Elementary Library Teacher, Andover Public Schools, Andover, MA

DESCRIPTION:
To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. To empower students to
be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information. The
Library Teacher should strive to instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to
information. The applicant will collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and
implement lessons and units of instruction and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness.
The Library Teacher will provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school
library program is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and the school district,
and is integral component of the learning/instructional program.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plans instruction that incorporates classroom and library curricula, the research process, and information/media literacy.
  • Plans instruction that incorporates Digital Citizenship.
  • Creates learning experiences by providing group and individual instruction, assessing student progress, and evaluating activities.
  • Collaborates with classroom teachers as a partner in the instructional process.
  • Assists students and teachers in selection of reading and instructional materials.
  • Advocates and promotes reading and life-long learning.
  • Incorporates technology to enhance learning.
  • Manages and supervises the library facility.
  • Creates and maintains an environment conducive to learning.
  • Benchmarks the School Library Program (SLP) to school, state, and national standards.
  • Stays current in professional practices and educational research.
  • Participates in the recruiting and training of library volunteers.
  • Develops and maintains resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community.
  • Establishes communication and networks with the Andover Public Library staff.
  • Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing of material in all formats.
  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property.


QUALIFICATIONS:
Under the direct supervision of the School Principal and the Director of Digital Learning, the Library
Teacher should possess the following qualifications:

  • DESE license as a library teacher
  • Completed a teacher preparation program/educational degree, and hold a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from a master's level program in library and information studies.
  • Technology applications and ability to use web tools and integrate Chromebooks into the curriculum


Applications can be submitted here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/andoverma/jobs/2467753/elementary-library-teacher.

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Library Director, Rowayton Library, Rowayton, CT

The Board of Trustees of the Rowayton Library seeks an enthusiastic and energetic community minded leader to serve as its new Library Director. The successful candidate will bring a dynamic vision to our small, much loved association library located in the heart of the Rowayton village, in the city of Norwalk.


Responsibilities:

  • Manages library staff and all library operations;
  • Plans, organizes and conducts adult and children programs with input from staff;
  • Oversees collection development and library technology;
  • Advocates and collaborates with community members and local organizations about library offerings;
  • Works with the Board of Trustees on fundraising initiatives including events and an Annual Fund;
  • Maintains financial systems and administrative processes;
  • Presents monthly reports about library activities at Board of Trustees meetings;
  • Develops good relationships with Sixth Taxing District representatives and library vendors;
  • Implements current library policies and recommends changes when needed.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Library Science or Information Science;
  • At least three years work experience in a public library with supervisory duties;
  • Skills in public speaking, small and large group facilitation, and active listening;
  • Digital marketing for libraries including e-newsletters;
  • Experience working with Bibliomation, InterLibrary loan, Constant Contact, and social media channels.


Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Health and vacation benefits as well as a flexible schedule that will include some weekend and evening hours. Ability to lift cartons weighing up to 10 lbs and move heavily-laden library carts.

Position open until July 1. Please send a cover letter and resume to rldirectorsearch@gmail.com for immediate consideration. The Rowayton Library is an equal opportunity employer.

To learn more about the library, please check out our website, rowayton.org

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Coordinator of Information Technology Services, Thomas Crane Public Library, Quincy, MA

Professional Librarian 5, Range 3; Salary $68,783 - $79,700

General Statement of Duties:
The Coordinator of Information Technology Services manages all aspects of system-wide technology, including the design, deployment and maintenance of the library's computer systems, and administers all data networks and telecommunications; Evaluates current and emerging technologies and develops technology plans to meet community needs; Facilitates and supports the integration of technology into library services.


Summary of Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school and a demonstrated commitment to continuing professional education
  • Microsoft 365 Certification as a Modern Desktop Administrator Associate preferred
  • Undergraduate or graduate level coursework in computer science or information technology an asset
  • Three years of successful related work experience with infrastructure, desktop, and security administration in a library or similar environment
  • Extensive knowledge of library technology and web-based products and services
  • Working knowledge of all Windows operating systems and applications, Active Directory, group policies, and SaaS
  • Two years of experience providing direct technology support to users
  • Two years of experience as a supervisor or team leader
  • Strong leadership ability, including initiative, creativity, and flexibility
  • Demonstrated project management skills, including the ability to establish priorities, plan short- and long-term objectives, handle multiple competing priorities, assign and follow up on tasks, and meet reasonable deadlines

p>="text-decoration: underline;">Full-Time Schedule (35 hours/week):
Typically Monday - Friday 9-5
May include some evenings and Saturdays

Full job description

To apply, send cover letter, resume and three professional references to Assistant Director Clayton Cheever at ccheever@ocln.org.

Closing Date: 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019

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Adult Services Librarians, Simsbury Public Library, Simsbury, CT

The Simsbury Public Library is currently accepting applications for three dynamic and forward thinking Part-Time Adult Services Librarians for 4-16 hours per week.

Applicants must be able to work some weekdays, weekends and evenings. Successful candidates will be responsible for providing excellent customer service and meeting the informational needs of the community through a variety of means; as well as assisting in the promotion of the Library, its programs and services. This is a part-time unaffiliated position with an hourly pay rate of $28.16/hour. Please upload a cover letter & resume as part of a complete application. All applications must be submitted online at: www.simsbury-ct.gov/jobs.

The closing date for these positions is Tuesday, June 25, 2019.

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Business Researcher/Writer, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Business Researcher/Writer
Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School
(Part-time; no benefits)


Baker Library at Harvard Business School is looking for a seasoned business researcher and writer.


What you'll do:

  • Leverage the holdings of Baker Library's digital collections and third-party databases/information sources in the creation of information products.
  • Research, curate, and synthesize content for business topics, industries or companies.

  • Business writing: clearly and concisely develop your research findings into new information resources, including bibliographic essays, company overviews and other products.


Who you are:

  • Master's degree or equivalent graduate education in Library/Information Science, Business Administration, or other relevant discipline (we will consider pre-matriculated students in the above graduate programs)
  • Minimum 5 years of professional-level information research work experience.
  • Excellent organizational, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; a superb team player.
  • Ability to take initiative and thrive in an evolving and collaborative environment and produce timely, high quality results.


Schedule:  Up to 17 hours per week.


Pay Rate: $45/hourly rate


To apply:

Submit resume and cover letter to Jennifer Wilson at jwilson@hbs.edu. No phone calls please.
Note that resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered. Please reference the
position title in the subject line of your email.

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Metadata / Taxonomy Analyst, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Metadata / Taxonomy Analyst, Information Productsteam
Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School
(Part-time; no benefits)


What you'll do:

  • Work closely with the metadata and taxonomy team to leverage your library and information science skills on customer-facingprojects.
  • Oversee branches or entire vocabularies of common and/or proper nounsin taxonomy and metadata modeling toolsuite
  • Create or curate new branches or entire vocabularies for a given content set / customer
  • Analyze and map vocabularies or metadata schema
  • Define vocabulary concepts
  • Use a product vocabulary to tag content


Who you are:

  • Master's degree or equivalent graduate education in Library/Information Science, Business Administration, or other relevant discipline (will consider pre-matriculated studentsin the above graduate programs).
  • Professional-level information management / content management, taxonomy, or metadata work experience.
  • Experience in the use of common office toolsfor information analysis, modeling, management, and presentation.
  • Excellent organizational, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently as well as within a team environment.
  • Self-motivated learner with ability to take initiative and thrive in an evolving and collaborative environment and produce timely, high quality results.

Schedule: up to 14 hours per week, flexible


Pay Rate: Hourly rate $27/hr.


To apply:

Submit resume and cover letter to Erin Wise, Metadata Program Manager at ewise@hbs.edu Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163. No phone calls please. Note that resumes submitted without a cover letter will not be considered. Please reference the position title in the subject line of your email.

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Head of Adult Services, Bigelow Free Public Library, Clinton, MA

The Bigelow Free Public Library is seeking a full-time Head of Adult Services. Requirements include efficiently fostering literacy through community outreach in a variety of situations, encouraging reading for enrichment and pleasure, working with community and civic groups to encourage the use of the library's resources.  

The Head of Adult Services is responsible for managing the budget allocation for adult services programs and materials and makes decisions on how to supervise the department and its staff. Candidate must also be prepared to seek appropriate additional grant sources and, when successful, follow-up with grantees program evaluation requirements. This position works closely with the director of the library.

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate must enjoy working with the public, have--or working toward--a Masters degree in Library Science or its equivalent, and be a self-starter with the ability to follow through on assignments and projects. Excellent face-to-face customer service experience is preferred.  The position requires discretion, patience, and excellent customer relationship skills to serve patrons of all ages and backgrounds as well as the availability to work at least one night per week and alternate Saturdays.

Bonus skills:

Bi-lingual (Spanish and/or Portuguese), proficiency with computers, social media tools, and the ability to use Evergreen software. Seeking a candidate with three or more years of experience with increasing levels of responsibility, including some supervisory, collection development, and program planning. The Bigelow Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Position is a grade 12 with a salary range in 9 steps, depending on experience.

To Apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to:  Director; Bigelow Free Public Library, 54 Walnut Street, Clinton, MA 01510 or e-mail materials to mmueller@cwmars.org with a Subject heading of "Head of Adult Services" by June 30, 2019.

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Director for Scholarly Connections, Drexel University Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

The Drexel University Libraries is an innovative, nimble, and responsive organization that is transforming an academic library's contribution to the mission of higher education. Its current Strategic Directions, refreshed for 2017-22, guides its efforts by strengthening Drexel's connections to scholarship by improving discovery and availability of Drexel-generated research output, by containing the cost of higher education through cost-effective management of access to authoritative scholarly resources, and by inspiring life-long quest for learning through guidance, self-directed services, and designed information-based environments. Today it leverages 55 FTE staff across four physical locations and a highly active cyberspace.

Located in Philadelphia, PA, Drexel University is a private, urban, R1 research university with nearly 25,000 students, over 200 degree programs, and 15 colleges and schools. Drexel is an academically comprehensive and globally engaged urban research university, dedicated to advancing knowledge and society and to providing every student with a valuable, rigorous, experiential, technology-infused education, enriched by one of the nation's oldest, largest, and best-known cooperative education programs.

Job Overview:

The Director, Scholarly Connections, provides administrative leadership in implementing a core strategic direction that extends the Libraries' staff expertise in library and information science, archival and records management; and its professional knowledge networks and services to integrate academic experiences with Drexel's strengthened connections to scholarship. Through the Libraries' matrixed organizational management, the Director leads staff throughout the Libraries to extend the value of scholarly publications, sharable research data and archival collections. The Director provides direct supervision to three managers who lead evolving programs for archives and digital assets repositories, scholarly communications, and data management advisory services.

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries, the entrepreneurial administrator strategically leads collaborations among staff, vendors, faculty, administrators and researchers to design, acquire and continually improve effective systems, licenses, and responsive advisory service support to ensure access to authoritative scholarly resources. The Libraries' responsibility for information access encompasses purchased, licensed and archived collections, emerging open scholarly communication venues, and Drexel-generated research output in support of teaching, learning and research.

Leadership responsibilities for the Drexel University Libraries are shared broadly among the Libraries senior managers, who include three Directors and the Dean of Libraries comprising the Strategic Leadership Group, and an additional 14 program managers constituting the Managerial Leadership Group.  Together the SLG works as a collaborative team to shape and continually evolve the Libraries' strategic directions and resource allocations to be a dynamic partner in the intellectual life of the University.  Each Director has a holistic understanding of the library organization, its mission, strategic priorities and practices, which permit any one of them to make decisions in the absence of the Dean about the daily management of the Libraries.   Each has a portfolio of unique administrative responsibilities for which s/he brings expertise, knowledge of current trends, professional contacts and a perspective responsive to the campus community's needs. In addition to scholarly connections, the portfolios of unique administrative responsibilities include self-directed learning and information services for one director, and organizational infrastructure for the other.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Master's degree in library, information science or related fields, with preferred additional advanced research-based graduate degree
  • Minimum of five years increasingly responsible management experience, including demonstrated success in supervision and program management
  • Evidence of effective leadership, collaboration, team work, high performance standards, and commitment to diversity
  • Demonstrated familiarity of trends and practices with research data management and curation, digital records management, scholarly research, and the publishing industry
  • Effective expertise to identify and understand research design, practices and methodologies
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills and successful experience working with diverse cultural backgrounds and researchers from multiple disciplines
  • Highly motivated and entrepreneurial approach with success in implementing innovative programs and leading organizational change
  • Indication of professional commitment through service, presentation, or research

Preferred:

  • Professional experience working in higher education or research information organizations
  • Experience working in a collaborative matrixed organization

To Apply:

Please submit a cover letter and resume via DrexelJobs: https://libwiki.library.drexel.edu/pub/TWiki/TWikiDocGraphics/external-link.gif

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Traveling K-8 Librarian, Malden Public Schools, Malden, MA

The Malden Public School District is looking for a second K-8 Traveling K-8 Librarian. The successful candidate will divide up five K-8 libraries between themselves and the current K-8 Traveling Librarian.

Recent graduates of Library programs are especially encouraged to apply.

The Malden Public School district is one of the five most diverse in the United States. It is five miles outside of Boston and is MBTA accessible via subway, bus lines and commuter rail.

Applications can be submitted at: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3112443
Qualifications

Bachelor's degree preferred.

Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Licencing in Library services required.


Full/Part Time
Full Time


Education
BA/BS


Salary
Contractually determined based on education level and experience


Closing Date
Until Filled


How to Apply
Applications can be submitted at: https://www.schoolspring.com/job.cfm?jid=3112443

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Executive Director, The Congregational Library and Archives, Boston, MA

The Congregational Library and Archives, a special library of books, manuscripts, and electronic resources in Boston, Massachusetts, is seeking a new Executive Director. The Library (CL&A) preserves materials
relating to and advancing the study and deeper understanding of the Congregational story, a crucial religious influence on America's intellectual, civic, and cultural traditions.

The CL&A is poised to enter an exciting new phase of its development as a resource in American and global
history. We believe that with the right visionary and entrepreneurial Executive Director, the CL&A can
become the catalyst for profoundly important scholarship and discourse. For example, can the CL&A help
lead the conversation about how to vitalize our Congregational denominations? Can it show how our history
can play a meaningful role in reigniting civic discourse in our country? Working with the Board, the new
Executive Director will lead the CL&A into its future. To learn more about the organization and this position, please visit www.congregationallibrary.org, www.facebook.com/CongreLib, and The
Beacon Street Diary blog.


Responsibilities include:
Organizational identity and vision

  • With the Board, create a vision of the future for CL&A;
  • With the Board, create and drive the strategic plan;
  • Build support for the mission among important constituent groups and attract new ones;
  • Promote and represent the history of American Congregationalism in a way that will stimulate both broad interest and serious academic study.

Fundraising and development

  • With the assistance of the Board, prioritize fundraising;
  • Develop and implement strategies for donor relationship building and solicitation;
  • Cultivate new and existing donors, sharing a new and dynamic vision of CL&A's mission and future;
  • Oversee grant solicitation as well as the research and writing of grant applications.
  • Executive leadership and management
  • Oversee the Library Director and all Library operations;
  • Oversee the hiring, goal setting, directing, review, and termination for all CL&A personnel;
  • Work with Board leaders to recruit new Board members;
  • Make all final decisions on Library collection development.

Program development and implementation

  • Increase the use of the library;
  • Oversee the strategic vision for the website's organization and content;
  • Oversee editorial development of the Bulletin and other regularly published materials;
  • Plan and support Library events and host visiting groups;
  • With the Library Director, oversee the Project Director's work on New England's Hidden Histories and attract new research endeavors;
  • Direct the creation of promotional materials.

Financial management

  • Work with the Board's Finance Committee on financial planning and to set investment goals and policies;
  • Monitor external investment managers, auditors, risk management professionals, and other contractors;
  • Develop and implement the annual budget and monitor ongoing expenses and income.

Qualifications Desired:

  • Demonstrated passion for the mission of CL&A;
  • Advanced degree and experience in a highly relevant field, e.g., library and information science; museum studies; American history; church history; the humanities; and/or nonprofit management;
  • History of building and maintaining a cohesive team and providing strategic direction;
  • Inspiring leadership and strategic thinking;
  • Record of building partnerships;
  • Ability to persuade, negotiate, achieve consensus, and build collegial relationships with stakeholders;
  • Significant experience with board development, fundraising, and marketing/branding;
  • Well-developed written, verbal, and presentation skills;
  • Financial savvy and solid general management skills;
  • Comfort in working with faith communities.

To apply in confidence: Please send resume and cover letter to Susan Egmont, Egmont Associates, at
segmont@egmontassociates.com.

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

Summary of Position:

The Metadata and Discovery Strategy Librarian will play an integral role in developing, implementing and evolving strategies and services for the discovery of library resources and the continuous improvement of the user experience. The incumbent is responsible for assessing and managing aspects of the life cycle of locally created electronic resources, including cataloging/metadata, access, discovery, assessment, and problem resolution. This position is also responsible for monitoring user needs, assessing system use, investigating new features, evaluating new systems and tools, and recommending and implementing improvements for multiple systems including Alma, Fedora, and BE Press. The incumbent will work collaboratively with staff from both public and technical services to develop and assess efficient workflows for the enhancement of library discovery services. This person will also represent the University of New Hampshire in statewide Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) metadata efforts and will work directly with a team of metadata experts from New Hampshire Digital Library member libraries to ensure integrity of records contributed to DPLA.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Science;
  • Working knowledge of standards such as Dublin Core, MODS, EAD, TEI, VRA Core, METS, PREMIS, RDF, XSLT, XML, SPARQL, and MARC;
  • Ability to write scripts and/or other programming skills;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of controlled vocabularies and data content standards such as AAT, TGN, CCO, LCSH, and RDA;
  • Experience working with ILS/LSP, discovery layers, link resolvers, proxy servers;
  • Experience in project management, managing multiple priorities, and competing deadlines;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years of practical experience developing and enhancing metadata in a library environment or cultural institution;
  • Familiarity with Semantic Web concepts;
  • Understanding of the opportunities and roles for the library in advancing campus initiatives related to equity, inclusion, and social justice;
  • Familiarity with Fedora Commons Repository software;
  • Demonstrated success in preparation of proposals and grant applications;
  • Experience with instruction or information literacy;
  • A second advanced degree in a relevant subject area is strongly preferred; a second advanced degree is required for tenure.


To Apply:
For complete job announcement and to apply, go to: http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/32797

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Cataloging and Instruction Librarian, The Williston Northampton School, Easthampton, MA

The Williston Northampton School, an independent co-educational boarding and day school in Easthampton, Massachusetts, is a culturally diverse educational community serving students in grades 7-12. We are seeking to fill the position of Cataloging and Instruction Librarian. 

The Cataloging and Instruction Librarian performs a variety of functions in the School's library assisting the Director in the operation of the Library and assisting faculty and students in the full use of all library services. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Perform original and copy cataloging, create and maintain metadata for library materials in all formats, including books, audio-visual, and electronic resources; Responsible for oversight of all aspects of record quality and catalog integrity, which includes revising older records to meet current standards; Assist in the development of policy, goals, and procedures for the cataloging of library materials; Work with colleagues in the selection of books and other media for collection development; Participate in the inventory and ongoing weeding of the collection; Compile and analyze annual cataloging statistics; Maintain knowledge of and engage in continuous professional development to keep up with current and developing standards and practices for metadata and cataloging; Provide reference support to students; question student's needs; investigate thoroughly print and on-line resources; guide students with good search strategies; follow-up to confirm research needs are met. The position will involve working some evenings until 10PM and occasional weekends and special events. A complete job description available at www.williston.com/about-us/employment 


Qualifications:

Knowledge of cataloging standards and tools including RDA, AACR2, LCSH, MARC21, and DDC-23.
Experience with library cataloging and metadata creation of material in all formats, including electronic/digital resources. 


Full/Part Time:

Full Time


Education:

MLS/Masters


How to Apply:

Candidates must be able to successfully complete the state and school mandated background checks including CORI, SORI, and a fingerprint-based criminal background check. Full benefit eligibility. Please direct all inquiries, including a cover letter, current resume and contact information for three references to MattieByrd McHold, Library Director, at mbmchold@williston.com  Non-smoking campus EOE

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

General Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Head of Technical Services and eCollections, or in her/his absence reports to Executive Director. MLS professional Cataloging position with responsibility for original cataloging and advanced copy cataloging for MVLC Member libraries.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Original Cataloging and copy cataloging of print, non-print materials using a major bibliographic utility such as OCLC and the integrated library system.
  • May provide training sessions for MVLC member library staff.
  • Support the Database Manager in operations and workflow at Central Site.
  • Assists the Database Manager and Head of Technical Services and eCollections with the recommendations on policies and procedures for MVLC's technical services staff.
  • Troubleshoots cataloging, serials, and acquisitions issues for MVLC's technical services staff.
  • Pinpoints areas and performs database cleanup.
  • Provides effective communications and quality customer service to MVLC member libraries.
  • Attends appropriate meetings.
  • Performs other relevant duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; professional cataloging experience (minimum one-year) including original cataloging, knowledge of, and work on a major bibliographic utility such as OCLC; demonstrated knowledge and experience with RDA, LCSH, MARC formats and automated integrated library system cataloging workflows.


Qualifications:

  • Experience with automated integrated library system.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, and the ability to work as a part of team in a continually changing environment.
  • Strong customer service ethic.
  • Ability to work with staff with varying cataloging experience.


Hiring range
: $48,452 - $64,899 in ten steps, salary commensurate with relevant experience.


Closing Date: July 6, 2019


How to Apply:
This is an excellent entry-level full-time position for a recent library school graduate, who has previous experience working in a library.  To apply for this position please send a resume and cover letter to:
Eric Graham, Executive Director, egraham@mvlcstaff.org

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Teen Services Librarian, Stratford Library Association, Stratford, CT

Summary:

Are you excited about providing youth services in a diverse community? The Stratford Library Association will give you the opportunity to work in a team environment developing programs and services for teens in grades 6 - 12. You will participate in Teen Department services including: programming, technology, expanding the Teen Department's online presence, outreach and collaboration with local youth agencies, and traditional library services.


Qualifications:

Knowledge of teen literature, strong communication skills, enthusiasm for current teen trends and pop culture, and a commitment to public service required. ALA accredited MLS/MLIS degree required. Candidates with MLS/MLIS degrees in progress welcome to apply (pay rate commensurate with degree status). Bilingual Spanish/English highly desirable.


Additional Information:

35 hours/week, including daytime, evening and weekend hours.  Pay rate for successful candidate with MLS/MLIS degree: $50,859 - $72,072 per year.


To Apply:

Send your resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to Sheri Szymanski, Stratford Library Association, 2203 Main Street, Stratford, CT 06615 or email sszymanski@stratfordlibrary.org. Deadline to apply: June 28, 2019. Visit www.stratfordlibrary.org to find out more about the Stratford Library Association. EOE

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Data Services Librarian, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Library Research Data Management Program connects members of the Harvard community to services and resources that span the research data lifecycle, to help ensure that Harvard's multi-disciplinary research data is findable, accessible, interoperable, and reusable (FAIR).
 
Reporting to the Harvard Library Research Data Management Program Manager, the Data Services Librarian will work with partners and stakeholder within the Harvard Library, and across the university, to provide data curation services, training, and expertise to members of the Harvard community.
 
The Data Services Librarian will also advance the program's mission and objectives by assessing and improving existing program services and resources; helping to develop new services and resources to benefit the Harvard community; performing data services training and outreach; building and sustaining relationships with partners across the research data lifecycle; and participating in relevant library-wide and Harvard-wide committees, working groups, projects, and events.

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

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Digital Scholarship Librarian, Countway Library at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

The Countway Library at Harvard Medical School has an exciting opportunity within the newly created Digital Scholarship & Scholarly Communication department of the library. We are conducting a national search for a Digital Scholarship Librarian, and look forward to adding an independent, confident, and innovative member to our team.

We encourage applications from candidates who would be excited to join a progressive group of librarians and bioinformatics experts who will lead open science initiatives for the Countway Library. As the central library for Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, and Harvard School of Dental Medicine, the Digital Scholarship Librarian will find persistent challenges and opportunities to collaborate with biomedical and health science students, faculty and postdocs at Harvard University and the Harvard research hospitals. 

Ideal candidates will have not only strong interpersonal, presentation and teaching skills, but also have a comfortable command over many of the technical and computational programs that are at the core of digital scholarship and open science initiatives that we provide to our community.

For more information, and the application procedure, please view the complete job description posted here:

https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=25240&siteid=5341#jobDetails=1458109_5341

[Harvard is 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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Diversity Residency - Reference Librarian, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Law School Library in partnership with the Harvard Library is seeking a Reference Librarian for their two-year Diversity Residency. This residency offers the opportunity to participate with the ACRL Diversity Alliance and Harvard's Administrative Fellowship Program, which strives to attract talented early career librarians, and in particular, members of historically underrepresented groups, to promote leadership opportunities and careers in higher education.  This residency will also provide a meaningful professional working experience to cultivate the professional goals and interests of the resident.  Additionally, in the first year, through the Administrative Fellows Program, currently in its 29th year of operation, offers residents the opportunity to work in an academic environment complemented by a career development program.

 

SUMMARY

Under the general direction of the Manager for Research Services, the resident works as a team member providing reference and research services in law and law-related disciplines, via print and electronic formats, to faculty and students of Harvard Law School, and to a broader research community.

The resident will participate in the day to day collection development activities of the Law Library with an emphasis on aligning the resident's interests and skills to collection development opportunities or projects in that area. The resident will work closely with selectors to participate in evaluating and selecting resources for acquisition. Other project-based work will entail weeding, collection assessment, and e-resources management. The fellow will report on an as need project basis to the Associate Director of Collections or his designee.

In addition, over the course of two years, the resident will have the opportunity to work on projects in other departments of the library which may include: the library as publisher with our Library Innovation Lab (LIL), working with manuscript collections in our Historical & Special Collections department, exploring new ways to manage digitization and working with our administrative team on special projects will provide a breadth of experience. The library will support the development and completion of a substantial project related to the shared interests of the resident and the library.

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

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School Librarian (SY19-20), English High School, Boston, MA

English High School is looking for a school librarian to support our work to re-envision library services for our students. The EHS Librarian will also design and teach two sections of a Research & Media Literacy course each semester to students across grade levels to prepare them for research tasks in all content areas and to help build their ability to effectively navigate and source content for reliability.

Boston Public Schools seeks an exceptional SCHOOL LIBRARIAN who is highly qualified and knowledgeable to join our community of teachers, learners and leaders. This is an exciting opportunity for librarians who desire to serve where their efforts matter. In BPS, teachers and leaders are committed to the vision of high expectations, equal access to high levels of instruction, academic proficiency for all students, and closing the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools. BPS is a great place for those who seek to work in an environment that supports their creativity and innovation, and respects their skills and abilities.

Reports to:  Principal/Headmaster

Responsibilities:

  • Creates a caring and safe environment where students are consistently engaged in meaningful learning activities.
  • Works effectively with colleagues as a team member in planning and implementing appropriate and meaningful learning activities.
  • Communicates effectively with parents and colleagues both orally and in writing.
  • Provides leadership on committees, organizations and/or projects beyond the classroom.
  • Believes and works to implement the educational philosophy that all children can achieve high standards.

Qualifications--Required:

  •     Education:  Hold a Bachelor's degree.
  •     Hold a valid Massachusetts School Librarian/Library License (All Levels).
  •     Meet all state and federal guidelines in order to be fully licensed and  Highly Qualified.
  •     Ability to meet the Standards of Effective Teaching established by the Boston Public Schools as outlined above.
  •     Current authorization to work in the United States - Candidates must have such authorization by their first day of employment.


Qualifications--Preferred:

BPS values linguistic diversity and believes that candidates who speak another language bring added value to the classroom, school, and district culture and diversity. BPS is particularly interested in candidates who are fluent in one of BPS' official languages:Spanish, Creole (Cape Verdean), Creole (Haitian), Chinese, Vietnamese, Portuguese, & Somali.


Please refer to https://bostonpublicschools.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=14606 for the full job description.

Please refer to www.bostonpublicschools.org/ohc (under "Employee Benefits and Policies") for more information on salary and compensation.  Salaries are listed by Unions and Grade/Step.

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Deputy Director, Cambridge Community Television , Cambridge, MA

Cambridge Community Television is the nationally recognized, award winning community media center serving Cambridge.  CCTV seeks a Deputy Director to assist the Executive Director in all management aspects of this active nonprofit organization. The Deputy Director will help foster a culture promoting social justice, teamwork, innovation, and excellence in service delivery. This role requires a highly motivated and organized individual who works well with others and has a passion for public service and the mission of CCTV. Although CCTV is not a library, community media and public libraries share many of the same values, and the position might be attractive to those with a library background and interest in media.

The Deputy Director's responsibilities will include:

  • Working with the Executive Director to:
    • engage with the Board of Directors, staff, and others critical to the fulfillment of CCTV's mission and strategic plan
    • plan and implement fundraising, including grant writing, individual donor solicitation, and oversight of annual event
    • develop collaborative programs with community partners
    • manage internal and external communications
    • represent the organization at community meetings and events
  •      overseeing CCTV's Youth Media Program, a media arts and work experience program for teens
  •      developing and expanding services for seniors and non-profits
  •      supervising staff
  •      may serve as acting Executive Director if called upon

The ideal candidate for the Deputy Director role will have 3 to 5 years of program management and fundraising experience in a nonprofit organization. The successful candidate is a self-starter, able to work independently and in teams, and enjoys exploring new technology initiatives to support the community. 
They will also possess:

  • high energy, maturity, and good judgment
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • strong supervisory skills and a track record of providing leadership in managing teams
  • excellent problem solving skills
  • demonstrated success in implementation and execution of multiple tasks while responding to multiple priorities and key initiatives concurrently
  • sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters
  • a commitment to social justice

Knowledge of and experience working in a community that is racially, ethnically and economically diverse is required. An interest in alternative, independent media is helpful, as is knowledge of Cambridge. Bilingual and LIS applicants strongly encouraged to apply.  Salary range is $65,000-70,000, commensurate with experience, and good benefits.

Please submit a resume and cover letter by June 11, 2019 to:

Susan Fleischmann
Cambridge Community Television
info@cctvcambridge.org

No phone calls, please.

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Library Director, Prosser Public Library, Bloomfield, CT

The Town of Bloomfield seeks a dynamic, community-minded Library Director to supervise and manage operations at the Prosser Public Library (main) and P. Faith McMahon Wintonbury Library (branch.) The Director maintains a high profile in the community and advocates for the library at all times. The ideal candidate is highly collaborative, creative, flexible, and organized. Experience with expansion or building of a new library is desired. Working closely with the Library Board, the Director develops library policies, monitors library services, develops and manages the budget, supervises staff, and stays informed about developments in library management. In addition, the Director maintains close connections with the Friends of the Bloomfield Public Libraries and communicates with and provides information to Bloomfield officials and staff on a regular basis.


Minimum Qualifications:

The minimum qualifications are a Masters of Library Science (MLS) or Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA accredited college or university or be matriculated in an MLS or MLIS degree program at an ALA accredited college or university and graduate within one year of employment. Also required are 7 or more years of related public library work including experience with integrated library computer systems and either supervisory or library division responsibilities. Must have and maintain a valid driver's license.


Selection Process:

All appointments and promotions shall be made according to merit and fitness for performing the functions of the position, including factors such as education, experience, aptitude, knowledge, character, ethics, or other qualifications that would determine the best candidate for the position. Examinations may include written, oral, physical, or performance tests or any combination of the various types of examinations. Offers of employment are contingent upon satisfactory results on a background check, pre-employment physical, drug screening and verification of information on the employment application.


Applications:

Applications may be obtained from the Department of Human Resources, 800 Bloomfield Ave., Bloomfield, CT 06002, or on our website at www.bloomfieldct.org and must be submitted to Human Resources along with a resume, and cover letter no later than 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. Applications are accepted ONLY by mail or in person.

Town of Bloomfield is an affirmative action/equal employment opportunity employer. Minorities, women & persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Persons with a disability and who may need this information in an alternative format must contact Cindy Coville, ADA Coordinator at 860-769-3538 or at ccoville@bloomfieldct.org

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Librarian/Archivist for Digital Projects, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Law School Library ("HLSL") seeks a skilled, innovative, and collaborative professional to join the team as its Librarian/Archivist for Digital Projects. Reporting to the Manager of the Digital Lab, this position will work cooperatively between the Harvard Law School Library Digital Lab and Historical & Special Collections (HSC) teams. The split of responsibilities is expected to be 70% Digital Lab and 30% HSC-related activities. However, these activities are in many instances cross-departmental.

The Librarian/Archivist for Digital Projects is the first point of contact for all digital projects involving HLS Library materials. The person in this role leads, coordinates, participates in, and collaborates on initiatives and activities designed to build digital collections that facilitate access to and discovery of the library's holdings. This position will help conceive and implement an evolving strategy designed to expand the library's digital presence of content and services, primarily from Harvard Library platforms.

The Digital Lab advances the Library's goal to make its collections broadly accessible. In planning and managing digitization projects, the core team of three collaborate with HLSL curators, patrons, publishers, and affiliated service providers to select materials and produce digital objects that are open, persistent, and, above all, useful. Projects are characterized by open standards, and workflow processes that balance quality and efficiency.

HSC is a small and energetic team of five engaged with all aspects of special collections work. The Library's collection of historic legal materials is one of the largest in the world, and includes rare books, early manuscripts, visual and audiovisual materials, and modern manuscripts pertaining to the history of law, legal study, and HLS. To support the Law School's mission, HSC collects, catalogs, preserves, and provides access to its collections for the Harvard community and researchers around the world.

Qualifications: M.L.S. or other library and information science degree from an ALA-accredited academic program required by the time of appointment. Minimum of one year of experience in any combination of processing archival or published materials, digitization, or use of technology to manage, preserve, discover, and deliver digital collections.

Duties and Responsibilities, as well as Additional Qualifications are presented in the posting at the Harvard Careers web site, with requisition number 49268BR

TO APPLY:   View details of the position description at Harvard Careers and click "Apply to job" link. Please do not send application materials or inquiries to the hiring manager.

Salary: (Grade 056), min.  $60,208, with outstanding benefits package.

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Library Director, Dedham Public Library, Dedham, MA

Dedham is a town of 25,000 residents with a rich history, on the southwest border of Boston.

The Dedham Public Library is an innovative, responsive and heavily utilized public service organization, deeply committed to providing free and equitable access for all, while delivering a high level of customer service and an outstanding patron experience.

The Library is seeking an energetic, resourceful, and dynamic individual to continue the library's drive to become one of the leading libraries in the Commonwealth.


The Main Library and Endicott Branch circulated 110,151 items, a 10.7% increase over the prior
year and saw attendance at library sponsored programs increase dramatically.


Duties: The Director shall provide leadership and supervision to a staff of 18.45 FTE and
oversee an annual municipal budget of $1,450,000.


Other duties include the planning, management, and administration of all library functions.
These include, among other responsibilities, the preparation of the library budget, supervision of
all staff, working with the library's Board of Trustees, municipal officials and collaborate with the
Friends and Dedham Library Innovation Team. The Director reports to the Board of Trustees.


Qualifications: Candidates for this position must possess a Master's degree from an ALA
accredited program in Library Science and three years of progressively responsible public
library experience, at least one of which must be in a supervisory capacity. Candidates will
exhibit proven leadership capability, excellent oral and written communication skills, and
competence in financial management. Candidates should have a thorough familiarity with
public library principles, practices, and procedures and be skilled in researching and managing
all aspects of library services. Finally, the candidate should have an ability to develop and
maintain effective working relationships with staff, library patrons, Trustees, community
organizations, and municipal officials. For the complete job description, please go to
http://www.dedhamlibrary.com/job-postings/


Salary: $$92,000-$110,000, depending on qualifications, with outstanding benefits package.
Application Requirements: Cover letter and resume should be sent to recruiting@dedham-
ma.gov no later than June 20, 2019.

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Young Adult Services Librarian, Cormier Center, Leominster Public Library, Leominster, MA

GENERAL SUMMARY:
The Young Adult Services Librarian will be energetic and team-oriented with a strong public service
commitment.  The Young Adult Services Librarian will provide library services and programming for and with
young adults and those who work with young adults.  Constant contact and collaboration with young adults
(typically ages 12-18), including those with diverse backgrounds and abilities is required.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Responsible for the daily supervision of the Cormier Center for Young Adults, interacting with teens on a continual basis, creating an atmosphere which attracts young adult use and promoting young adult reading and library programming.
  • Supervises one part-time library assistant and all pages dedicated to the Cormier Center.
  • Selects all new print and non-print materials for the young adult collection, utilizing journals and other selection tools, using individual judgement to ensure a well-rounded, high caliber young adult collection.
  • Responsible for collection management, including regular weeding.
  • Ensures the library's collections include relevant print and digital resources aimed at the specific interests and needs of the teens in the community.
  • Curates content, including digital resources and special collections, for and with teen patrons, based on teen needs and interests.
  • Provides prompt, courteous and direct assistance to all patrons with basic information regarding use of library materials, equipment, and services.
  • Plans, implements and evaluates library programs and services which fulfill the diverse educational, recreational and personal needs of local teens.
  • Leverages community experts, coaches and mentors for services and programs in order to meet teen need and interests.
  • Adopts a community engagement mindset and develops and maintains effective relationships with schools, community groups, agencies and non-profits that target youth in order to plan and deliver programs and services that meet local teen needs and interests.
  • Reads and reviews young adult material selected to provide quality reader's advisory service to young adults, parents and educators, by assisting with book selection for recreational reading, school assignments and information needs.
  • Develops and supervises young adult programming, frequently collaborating with area individuals and organizations.
  • Develops outreach programs to schools and community organizations, promoting the use of library the collection, facility, and programming.
  • Develops both in-house promotional materials and media publicity to encourage use of the young adult collection, use of the Library facility, and attendance to young adult programs. Contributes to social media marketing for the Cormier Center and its activities.
  • Takes a leadership role in developing, implementing and evaluating the overall teen services program.
  • Attends and participates in professional library conferences, seminars, and network committees; reads professional literature; attends and participates in staff meeting discussions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


RECOMMENDED QUALIFICATIONS:
Education and Experience:
A Master's in Library and Information Science is required.


Core Competencies:

  • Knowledge of developmental, recreational and educational needs of young adults.
  • Knowledge of current trends in library services for and with young adults.
  • Knowledge of standard library procedures, current information technology, Internet and
  • database search capabilities.
  • Knowledge of best practices in teen services, including guidelines and standards
  • published by ALA, YALSA and other recognized organizations.
  • Knowledge of best practices in community assessment and engagement.
  • Knowledge of effective practices in evaluation and outcomes measurement.
  • Cultural competence skills.


Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing, including through email
  • Ability to identify and translate young adult needs and interests into effective library services and programs.
  • Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patrons, user groups, community organizations, volunteer groups and to serve the public courteously.
  • Able to recognize and set priorities, and to use initiative and independent judgment in a variety of situations.
  • Able to learn and stay current with emerging technology, including digital media.
  • Must be able to speak distinctly to large groups.
  • Must be able to drive a car and hold a valid driver's license.
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends.
  • Bilingual abilities desirable.

To Apply:

Find the full job description here.

Please send cover letter, resume and references to whurley@leominster-ma.gov

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Collections and Processing Archivist, Hampshire College, Amherst, MA

Hampshire College, an independent, innovative liberal arts institution and member of the Five College consortium invites applications for the position of collections and processing archivist. This is a one-year position.


Role Description:

The collections & processing archivist works collaboratively to ensure preservation of and access to archival and special collections that document and support Hampshire College's mission. The mission of Hampshire College is to foster a lifelong passion for learning, inquiry, and ethical citizenship that inspires students to contribute to knowledge, justice, and positive change in the world and, by doing so, to transform higher education. Reporting to the director of the library, the collections and processing archivist creates better access to the College's unique collections by assessing needs and priorities for the archival & art collections and provides leadership on digital projects.   Priority will be on processing collections and developing good collections stewardship and relationships with donors.  The archivist works closely with the 3-College digital repository team to add collections to Compass, a shared digital repository.   They will work with the gallery director as needed to highlight collections and Hampshire's history as the College approaches its 50th anniversary.  Such collection holdings include the official records of the College, oral histories, and the Division III senior thesis archive; special collections, including artists books and photographic print collections by photographers Robert Doisneau, Paul Strand, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, and Jerome Liebling, among others; the Barbara Mettler Dance archive; the Robert Lisle history of photography collection; the Robert Seydel collection; the Kate Pulitzer Freedberg archives; and other art and teaching collections. Additional formats will include new media, audio recordings, film, video, print materials, zines, photographs, paintings, sculpture & books.  This position has supervisory responsibilities.


Qualifications:

An advanced degree with a minimum of three years of job related experience is required. The archivist should be skilled in all aspects of archival collections care. Qualified candidate must have an understanding of nationally accepted standards, tools, and best practices for archival processing and description, including Describing Archives: a Content Standard (DACS);  and expertise with applicable standards including: XML EAD, MARC, METS, MODS, PREMIS, VRACore, Dublin Core, OAIS . The archivist must have knowledge and experience with collection management systems (Archivists' Toolkit, Archivespace, etc.), as well as a deep knowledge of digital preservation practices and experience managing digital & print photographic and audiovisual materials. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, including the ability to work collaboratively, with donors of archival materials, faculty, students and researchers. The archivist must be knowledgeable in digital library infrastructures, copyright as it applies to libraries and archives (particularly sections 107 and 108 of American copyright law.) Experience in other technology skills includes web editing software (Red Dot or Drupal), Microsoft Office programs like Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and scanning software and hardware for digitization. Candidate should have familiarity with standard online public access systems. Must be able to lift 50 pounds. A commitment to working with people from diverse backgrounds is essential.  


Additional Information:

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

www.hampshire.edu

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

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Young Adult / Children's & Reference Librarian, Duxbury Free Library, Duxbury, MA

The Duxbury Free Library is a forward thinking, energetic, and imaginative library in a beautiful South Shore coastal community. Our comfortable and casual workplace combined with our hardworking and dedicated staff creates an atmosphere of empowerment, leadership, and inspiration for our institution and our community. Staff is encouraged to take advantage of opportunities for personal and professional achievement.

The perfect candidate will be collaborative, self-motivated, and open-minded, use 21st century library skills, possess the ability to multitask and approach situations with a creative and positive attitude.

Recommended Minimum Qualifications:

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

Find the full job description here.

Links to complete application process:
For external candidates:  TownofDuxbury.appone.com

For current employees or volunteers for the Town of Duxbury:  TownofDuxbury.appone.com/internal

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Research Associate, Bain Capital, Boston, MA

Bain Capital Overview

Bain Capital, LP is one of the world's leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with approximated $105 billion of assets under management that creates lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses, and the communities in which we live. Since our founding in 1984, we've applied our insight and experience to organically expand into several asset classes including private equity, credit, public equity, real estate and venture capital. We leverage our shared platform to capture cross-asset class opportunities in strategic areas of focus. With offices on four continents, our global team aligns our interests with those of our investors for lasting impact.

Key Responsibilities

Bain Capital's Global Research Services (GRS) team is seeking a Research Associate to provide global industry, economic, and demographic research and data services. The Research Associate must be a critical and creative thinker, with the proven ability to assess the accuracy and relevance of information and prioritize competing demands in a fast-paced environment.

Role and Responsibilities

  • Deliver comprehensive, synthesized research results from diverse sources in a clear and actionable format to investment professionals in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Proactively work with global internal partners and GRS team members to anticipate information needs and identify opportunities for research collaboration.
  • Conceptualize, plan, and execute strategic data analytics initiatives in partnership with the investment teams.
  • Lead discovery of emerging information sources and technologies, and conduct rigorous evaluations to assess quality and value to the firm.
  • Develop expertise in the assigned industry vertical, maintaining current awareness of relevant industry drivers and trends.
  • Participate in and contribute to a continuously evolving global research service model.
  • Serve as a team representative of GRS and participate in a variety of project-based initiatives to further improve information services provided and core competencies of team.
  • Other projects as assigned.


Education and Experience:

  • Masters of Library/Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution preferred but not required.
  • 2-3 years of experience in business intelligence research and analysis, particularly in a corporate, consulting, or financial services environment.
  • Experience and/or substantial coursework in data analysis, statistical programming, predictive modeling, geospatial (GIS) analytics, or data visualization.

Full Job Description and Application:  

https://baincapital.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/External_Public/job/Boston/Research-Associate_REQ_102975

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Manager of Scientific Literature Services, Sage Therapeutics, Cambridge, MA

General Scope and Summary

Sage is looking for a talented and dedicated individual to provide direction, leadership, and support, for the company's Scientific Literature Services. The manager's role is to coordinate the strategic planning, selection, implementation and support of Sage's literature management platform. This position is instrumental in providing guidance how scientific/medical information is accessed and stored throughout the organization. This is a service-oriented position to support Sage's literature needs with a focus on rapidly identifying and solving scientific literature, database, and journal access issues across the organization and streamlining the vendor collaboration process.

Core responsibilities include planning and implementing a scientific literature management platform, overseeing an integrated process for enterprise-wide access to medical/scientific literature, managing corporate journal subscriptions to journals and other content sources, searching literature databases, overseeing document delivery and maintaining a searchable, copyright compliant electronic repository of publications that is easily accessible to all employees. Additional responsibilities include oversight of a copyright advisory and management tool, implementation and knowledge of reference manager tools, as well as oversight of Sage's eLibrary SharePoint site for enterprise-wide distribution of real-time content updates and resource center.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage all aspects of Scientific Literature Services department including budget planning and forecasting, vendor relations, cloud applications and projects/implementations.
  • Plan and implement an enterprise literature management solution platform.
  • Create, maintain, and refine an integrated workflow connecting employees to medical/scientific literature.
  • Assess, maintain and manage news aggregator accounts and corporate journal subscriptions. Make decisions/recommendations on spending in this area.
  • Maintain and expand the digital document repository of scientific articles and posters.
  • Oversee document delivery.
  • Conduct literature research as requested by employees.
  • Create and distribute literature search notification alerts to internal stakeholders as needed.
  • Manage annual business license with the Copyright Compliance Center, oversee copyright permissions advisory and management tool, vendor collaboration licenses and promote a culture of copyright compliance across the organization
  • Grow and maintain the eLibrary Center SharePoint site.
  • Conduct ongoing outreach to other functional groups to determine needs for additional services and to promote the sharing of information across the organization.
  • Research, assess, and implement new technologies in collaboration with the Director of Knowledge, Content and Web Services to develop and promote a knowledge culture within the company.
  • Market services and resources, and work with the Training & Content Specialist to provide training to employees.
  • Perform other duties as required.


Experience, Education and Specialized Knowledge and Skills:
Must thrive working in a fast-paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful and efficient.  Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to develop important relationships with key stakeholders, good conflict management and negotiation skills, ability to analyze complex issues to develop relevant and realistic plans, programs and recommendations. Demonstrated ability to translate strategy into action; excellent analytical skills and an ability to communicate complex issues in a simple way and to orchestrate plans to resolve issues and mitigate risks.

  • 5-7 years' experience delivering integrated information support in an academic or life science organization (industry preferred).
  • Education: Master of Library Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent experience preferred; Undergraduate degree in a health science discipline or equivalent experience preferred.
  • Experience with literature management applications which integrate with scientific/medical bibliographic databases and a literature document repository.
  • Familiarity with a variety of Library/Health Science Services concepts, practices, and procedures within the Pharmaceutical Industry.
  • Proficiency with standard software including Microsoft Office, PubMed, EMBASE, Endnote, Reprints Desk, RightFind.
  • Strong service orientation and demonstrated ability to solve customers' problems and improve processes.
  • Experience with maintaining electronic subscriptions (individual periodicals and aggregated content services) and link resolvers.
  • Able to perform a variety of tasks within a team environment, relying on extensive experience and independent judgment to plan and accomplish goals.
  • Self-motivated and reliable, with ability to follow and establish processes and where a wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to present ideas in business-friendly and user-friendly language.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed, with keen attention to detail.
  • Good analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Very strong customer service orientation.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Embrace our core values: Put People First, Do Big, Be Accountable, Grow through Learning and Change, and Work Fun.
  • Excitement about the vision and mission of Sage.

Apply here: https://careers.sagerx.com/job/SAGEUSR000100/Manager-Scientific-Literature-Services-IT

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Reference & Instruction Librarian, Pine Manor College, Chestnut Hill, MA

Department: Annenberg Library
Reports to: Director of Library
FLSA: Full time, Non-Exempt, Benefit-Eligible, May-August
Salary: $50,000
Effective Date: August 1st, 2019


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the implementation of information literacy across the college in order to raise the graduation rate and retention, promote student success, and encourage lifelong learning. Provides reference services to the larger PMC community, including students, faculty, and staff. This position is responsible for developing, implementing, and assessing library instruction, classes, and workshops. The Information Literacy Librarian manages the library's databases, e-resources, collection development, and research guides. The Information Literacy Librarian serves as one of the Library's primary representatives within the community, and serves an essential role as representative to the Minuteman Library Network (MLN) Academic Group.

Position Scope:
Reference Services:

  • Supervises all reference services and activities
  • Assists students throughout the research process including:
    • Source evaluation
    • Development of critical thinking skills
    • Topic development
    •  Use of print and electronic resources
  • Offers traditional and electronic reference services to students, staff, and faculty including extended one-to-one research consultation meetings
  • Manages the selection and evaluation of databases and electronic resources with Library Director
  • Maintains library databases- communicating with MLN contacts as well as vendors (Ebscohost, WALDO, others) regarding technical requirements for access and updates
  • Oversees collection development
  • Trains Library Assistant staff in reference protocol, collection development, and research guide creation

Instructional Services:

  •     Develops and teaches library instruction courses including:
    • Development of bibliographic instruction materials, in both print and electronic formats
    • Working directly with Faculty to develop course-specific instructional programming
    • Development of assessment methods to improve instructional programming
    • Currently averages 40-50 classes per academic year
  • Administrates the 'LibGuides' research guide content management system
  • Manages existing initiatives and develops new ideas for promoting, imbedding, and scaffolding information literacy across student's curriculum and college experience
  • Develop and cultivate new and existing relationships with faculty

Other:

  •     Serves on committees and task forces as assigned, interested, or elected
  •     Manages and maintains library website in collaboration with other library staff
  •     Participates in MLN interest groups, as relevant
  •     Other related duties and responsibilities as required

Qualifications
    Required Qualifications:

  •     MLIS required
  •     2-3 years' library experience, at least 1 of those years in management/supervision of library staff
  •     Experience instructing students and researchers in the use of information resources
  •     Experience with collection development
  •     Experience working in partnerships with faculty and academic departments
  •     Experience with content management system and back end electronic resources management
  •     Experience working with patrons from diverse backgrounds, many of whom are first in their families to attend college and/or international students

  Preferred Qualifications:

  •     Familiarity with Sierra ILS
  •     Experience in assessment, compiling usage statistics and tracking common reference queries
  •     Interpersonal skills, effective problem solving, analytical, and organizational skills
  •     Understanding of major issues facing higher education in general and academic libraries in particular
  •     Knowledge of new directions and technologies in libraries
  •     Basic coding knowledge (HTML, CSS)

Position Specifics:

This position is a 10-month contract from August to May of each year, June-July off.

To Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume with job title in the subject line to Mackenzie Davison, mdavison@pmc.edu


Special Requirements:

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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Elementary School Librarian, Portland Public Schools, Portland, ME

Portland Public Schools is seeking an Elementary School Librarian to run an innovative library media program to support learning and curriculum at multiple schools.  

Date Available: 08/26/2019

Closing Date: 05/31/2019


The role includes:

  • Fostering a love of children's literature: print and media awards, works of prominent authors and illustrators, and literary genres;
  • Collaborating and consulting with classroom teachers to integrate reading, research skills, and use digital and technology resources into the curriculum;
  • Educating the community on the research processes such as search strategies, evaluation criteria, and information retrieval;
  • Evaluating the library collection and managing the budget to meet each school's needs;
  • Understanding of the relationship between reading and writing instruction and how writing and reading support each other at different developmental levels;
  • Designing curriculum based on characteristics of learners, predominant learning theories, elements of lesson planning, and meeting the needs of diverse learners;
  • Organizing literacy events, library programming, and professional development;
  • Managing the Library / Learning Commons, including working with library ed techs, volunteers and community

Apply here: https://www.applitrack.com/portlandschools/onlineapp/default.aspx?all=1&AppliTrackJobId=1195&AppliTrackLayoutMode=detail&AppliTrackViewPosting=1

 Contact Director of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction, Jesse Robinson FMI: robinj@portlandschools.org 

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Acquisitions Librarian, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

The Brandeis Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Acquisitions Librarian. At Brandeis University, our mission and history are rooted in the pursuit of social justice, thus we aim to include this value in all that we do. We are seeking candidates with a variety of social identities, including those who have been underrepresented in higher education, who possess skills that spark innovation and who are committed to building, engaging with, and sustaining a pluralistic, unified, and just campus community.
 
Ranked #34 by U.S. News & World Report among National Universities, Brandeis is a research intensive, medium-sized university with strengths across the humanities and sciences. Unusual for an institution our size is our considerable research portfolio, exceeding $55 million last year.

Brandeis is home to award-winning faculty members, students from 100 countries, and talented staff, all deeply engaged in the Brandeis community. Brandeis is also notable for the strength of our creative arts, and community members enjoy many performances and activities throughout the year in theater, music, and the visual arts. Located in Metro Boston, this area is home to an incredible range of activities, including arts, theater, excellent restaurants, national parks, and beaches.

The Library is a fantastic environment for maintaining an excellent work/life balance, engaging in meaningful professional development, and pursuing professional networking with peers in higher education throughout New England and the nation.

The Brandeis Library is the geographic and symbolic center of campus, and its recent decoupling from the IT Department offers the unique opportunity to redefine relationships with research, faculty, students, staff, technology, and information resources. With approximately 50 dedicated staff members the Brandeis Library works in tandem with the community to generate and preserve scholarship. We offer research services, instructional support, access to research and teaching resources, patron services, library systems services, a MakerLab, multimedia labs and studios, and the University Archives and Special Collections. We are dedicated to meeting the changing needs of our users and providing a space for the community to gather, study, collaborate, and achieve.

For more information and to apply for careers at Brandeis University, please visit https://careers.brandeis.edu.


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Multiple Positions, Franklin Pierce University, Rindge, NH

Reference and Instruction Librarian

As a small university located in southern New Hampshire, we have been empowering thousands of undergraduate and graduate students to achieve academic excellence and lead meaningful, successful lives since 1962. In support of our education mission, the Franklin Pierce University Library provides a comfortable open stack environment for study, research, and group study. We now have an opening,and welcome applications, for the position of Reference and Instruction Librarian. As a faculty position, the Reference and Instruction Librarian will hold the rank of Assistant Professor. While experience in similar positions in academic libraries is preferred, we welcome applications from recent MLIS graduates.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Reference and Instruction Librarian will coordinate the
library's instructional initiatives and perform most of the instructional sessions. Other duties can and
will include, staffing the reference desk, providing direction and leadership in information literacy
initiatives, coordinating instructional services, and selecting materials for the library's collection of
electronic reference sources.


Experience and Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program.
  • One to three years of library experience, preferably in an academic setting.
  • Have the ability to hold faculty rank.
  • Ability to apply principles of library science to problem solve.
  • Knowledge of copyright law and fair use guidelines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Great organizational skills with the ability to work well under pressure.

Confidential screening of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will begin at the start of the 2019-2020 academic year.


To apply, please submit a letter of application, a resume/curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references online at FPU Careers.

Technical Services Librarian

As a small university located in southern New Hampshire, we have been empowering thousands of undergraduate and graduate students to achieve academic excellence and lead meaningful, successful lives since 1962. In support of our education mission, the Franklin Pierce University Library provides a comfortable open stack environment for study, research, and group study. We now have an opening, and welcome applications, for the position of Technical Services Librarian. As a faculty position, the Technical Services Librarian will hold the rank of Assistant Professor.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Technical Services Librarian will manage the library's
cataloging, acquisitions, and archives functions. Other duties include managing the cataloging and
acquisitions modules of our ILS (OCLC's WMS), performing original and copy-cataloging of
materials in all formats as selected by the University Librarian, and adding content to and overseeing
the University Archives (OCLC's ContentDM).

Experience and Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program.
  • One to three years of library experience, preferably in an academic setting.
  • Have the ability to hold faculty rank.
  • Ability to apply principles of library science to problem solve.
  • Knowledge of copyright law and fair use guidelines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Great organizational skills with the ability to work well under pressure.

Confidential screening of applications and nominations will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidate will begin at the start of the 2019-2020 academic year.


To apply, please submit a letter of application, a resume/curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references online at FPU Careers.

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Medical Librarian, Boston Children's Hospital, Boston MA

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

This Medical Librarian's responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting literature searches using PubMed, CINAHL and other online resources.
  • Attending patient centered clinical teaching rounds and providing evidence based information to clinical team.
  • Providing individual and group instruction on using medical and health sciences resources (literature searches; EndNote and Mendeley; other library resources).
  • Providing knowledge-based reference and research information services to all hospital staff in support of clinical, educational, and research goals using medical and scientific literature databases (email; telephone; in-person).
  • Providing technology support to patrons.
  • Maintaining access to digital library resources (databases, e-books, e-journals, full-text article links, and other e-resources).
  • Building and fostering dynamic, collaborative relationships with the BCH community of staff and employees.
  • Other responsibilities and special projects: collection development, maintaining statistics on material usage and library activities, social media, developing and maintaining LibGuides, library programming.

To qualify, you must have:

  • Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited school.
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in related field.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong formal and informal presentation skills.
  • Literature searching skills (Boolean logic, syntax of common databases, etc.).
  • The ability to be highly organized and self-motivated to meet deadlines and to plan, prioritize, and focus on critical issues.
  • Proven attention to detail.
  • Customer service skills to interact tactfully and knowledgeably with a diverse group of medical professionals and hospital administration.
  • The ability to work indepedently and collaboratively with colleagues, students, faculty and medical staff in a changing multicultural environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications including Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word.

Apply at: https://sjobs.brassring.com/TGnewUI/Search/Home/Home?partnerid=368siteid=5205#jobDetails=2851260_5205

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

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

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Staff Librarian - Adult Services/Assistant Director, Lunenburg Public Library, Lunenburg, MA

The Town of Lunenburg seeks qualified, innovative, and driven applicants for the position of Staff Librarian. This senior position is a leadership opportunity and works closely with the Library Director (including stand-in responsibilities when the director is absent) and focuses on the development and implementation of library programs and services for adults at the Lunenburg Public Library.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to planning adult programs, collection development and management, providing reference and reader's advisory services, the circulation desk schedule, staff scheduling, payroll, supervision of staff and volunteers, ordering supplies, and day to day cash management. Assists with organization and implementation of book sales. Attends meetings and professional development as needed. Helps to train staff and volunteers.

The ideal candidate will have a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of library services, systems, and programs. Excellent technology skills, the ability to learn and implement new technologies, excellent customer service skills. Master's degree in Library Science preferred, Bachelor's degree required; minimum of five year's professional library experience; supervisory experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with library systems (Evergreen) preferred. Knowledge of basic office software. Ability to multi task and work independently and in a team environment. A more detailed job description is available upon request.


This is a Grade 6, AFSCME union position, $20.30 - $25.47/hr, dependent upon experience; 36 hr work-week; excellent benefits.

Please send letter of interest, resume, and employment application (available on the Town website) by May 28, 2019 to Muir Haman by email (mhaman@cwmars.org) or by mail: Muir Haman, Library Director Lunenburg Public Library, 1023 Massachusetts Ave Lunenburg, MA 01462.

The position will remain open until filled with preference given to applicants who file on or before May 28, 2019. AA/EOE

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Head, Manuscript Department, Radcliffe Institute, Cambridge, MA

Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America seeks a creative, collaborative, experienced leader and administrator for its manuscript department. The successful candidate will have a proven record of success in inspiring a high performing team of processors and interns, deep knowledge of archival practices, standards, and archival technology systems. The candidate should also possess expertise in the history of women, gender, and sexuality in the United States, and demonstrate commitment to building diverse, equitable, and inclusive excellence in the workplace. Reporting to the Executive Director of the Library, the Head of Manuscripts participates in Schlesinger's senior
management groups, acquisitions committee, and collaborates with other department heads within the Library and across Radcliffe Institute to develop and make readily available premiere collections in the history of women. The Head of Manuscripts contributes to the Library's continuous effort to offer state of the art and innovative services to our research community. Additionally, the Head of Manuscripts serves on Harvard Library committees, work groups, and task forces to assure the development of Harvard Library systems that serve the mission of Schlesinger Library.


Responsibilities of the position include:

  •  Administers the full range of practices and procedures in the manuscript department including accessioning, and the creation of finding aids, Marc records, and metadata.
  • Demonstrates proficiency in archival theory and knowledge of current archival and bibliographic standards such as; DACS, EAD, MARC, etc.
  • Coordinates collections and related operations workflow
  • Reviews all existing policies and practices to assure maximum effectiveness and best practices across all departmental processes
  • Plans annual departmental and processing goals and in consultation with members of the department and library leaders; makes annual collections assignments
  • Inspires, leads, develops talent through a variety of professional development opportunities and mentoring
  • Conducts annual performance reviews and develops techniques for continuous feedback on job performance of members of the manuscript department
  • Applies managerial practices that contribute to staff well -being and community building across the Library
  • Participates in acquisitions program, exhibition program, grant writing, strategic planning for the Library, and in professional development activities
  • Excels in analytical skills, report writing, and problem solving
  • Engages with the profession and professional literature to assure current level of knowledge and continuous improvement
  • Exercises responsibility for storage, preservation, and physical movement of collections
  • Coordinates access to and processing of born-digital collections and audio-visual collections.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • Bachelor's degree in relevant academic field combined with strong archival training and experiences
  • Demonstrated commitment and passion for women's history or gender studies
  • Appreciation for the unique nature of a special collections library and willingness to advocate for it
  • Strong organizational skills and administrative experiences with a record of increasingly  progressive responsibilities over a period of 7 to 10 years
  • Advanced understanding of archival technology and systems such as ArchivesSpace, AEON, etc.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead, motivate, assess, and manage people and processes
  • Skills to foster collegiality, coalition building, and trust
  • Demonstrated capacities for managing a diverse workforce and promoting an equitable and respectful working environment
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

How to apply:

Interested applicants must apply for the Head, Manuscript Department position through HARVARD
CAREERS, Harvard University's online employment application system. Please combine your cover letter
and resume/CV into a single document when you are instructed to Upload my resume/CV from my computer. Cover letters are required for every application for a position at the Radcliffe Institute. The Radcliffe Institute is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.

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Library Director, Morse Institute Library, Natick, MA

Morse Institute Library in Natick, MA is seeking a progressive, creative and energetic Library Director for a busy customer-oriented public library. The Morse is considered one of the jewels of the MetroWest Minuteman Library Network, and offers robust programming to the 33,000+ inhabitants of Natick. The library has a professional staff comprised of 55 full and part-time represented employees.

 

The candidate we seek will have a Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited graduate school, and a Certificate of Professional Librarianship issued by the MBLC.  In addition, he/she must have a minimum of seven (7) or more years of progressively responsible public library experience including, five (5) or more years of supervisory experience. Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills are a must, along with collective bargaining, and strong budgetary management experience. 

 

Interested candidates are required to forward a resume, cover letter, and three (3) professional references to: Director of Human Resources, Town of Natick, 13 East Central Street, Natick, MA. 01760 or by email to hr@natickma.org

 

Please use this link for more information: https://www.natickma.gov/Jobs.aspx?UniqueId=102&From=Library-102&CommunityJobs=False&JobID=Library-Director-204

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Research and Instruction Librarian I, University of Massachusetts - Boston, Boston, MA

Reporting to the Head of Reference, Outreach and Instruction (ROI) in the Healey Library, the Reference and Instruction Librarian provides in-depth library research and instructional support at the University of Massachusetts Boston.  This entry level full-time position will collaborate with colleagues in the library and across campus to instruct, engage and support the nearly 17,000 students, and 1,100 faculty in the full range of library resources and services, on and off campus.

 

The successful candidate will be a creative, proactive and innovative individual who engages and collaborates with our unique and diverse campus community in working with the information resources needed for student success, teaching, and research.  The capacity for working enthusiastically, flexibly, and creatively in a user-centered environment is essential, along with some teaching experience and evidence of commitment to student success in an active learning environment.

 

The Reference and Instruction Librarian works collaboratively with the ROI team to reimagine and redesign library instruction sessions so that the focus is always on inquiry-guided active learning, student engagement, and student-centered pedagogy. This improvement process may happen in one-on-one meetings, team meetings to workshop upcoming library instruction sessions, or independently.  The incumbent actively participates in the creation of a library of reusable lesson plans, learning objects, and assessments, all built around programmatic information literacy goals, so that these transformative pedagogies and practices may be easily reworked and reused for many different teaching and learning situations.

 

The incumbent will possess demonstrable ability to work independently and collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds, knowledge of the research process and familiarity with a wide range of educational technologies and productivity software; excellent interpersonal skills; verbal and written communication skills and demonstrable organizational and time management skills.

 

The individual will explore new ways of engaging library users and will advocate and provide leadership and vision to improve awareness and reach out effectively to the college and campus community.

 

The successful candidate provides excellent customer service; provides reference and research support both in-person and through virtual reference initiatives; thinks critically in analyzing problems and developing resourceful solutions; is able to manage a complex workload, can prioritize tasks and complete work on time with minimum supervision.

 

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Develops and conducts in-person, online, synchronous, and asynchronous information literacy instruction sessions aligned with ACRL guidelines, standards, and frameworks, LEAP initiative and AAC&U VALUE rubrics
  • Develops integrated assessments for lesson plans and uses assessment data to inform continuous improvements in products and practice
  • Develops online and print research and instructional materials; lectures, workshops, web-based tutorials, and pre-recorded sessions; integrating educational technologies
  • Provides reference and research support virtually and in person
  • Collaborates with faculty, staff, and students to integrate information literacy instruction and assessments into UMB curricula
  • Provides reference coverage for network-based 24/7 real-time chat reference services, using such platforms as LibAnswers, a shared library reference email account, and other platforms or channels
  • Participates in outreach and programming to engage students, faculty, staff, and outside stakeholders
  • Advocates for information literacy across campus and its application to teaching, learning, academic libraries, and higher education
  • Collaborates with technology staff to develop innovative approaches to reference services and teaching
  • Communicates with distance education faculty and students to keep them abreast of changes in online library resources; ensuring that library services are optimized to meet the needs of remote users
  • Serves as library liaison to multiple college departments and programs, as assigned through the Healey Library Liaison Program
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Required Qualifications:

  • A Master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent

  • Demonstrated experience in conducting reference consultations and familiarity with academic research reference sources: databases, integrated library systems, and research tools.
  • Knowledgeable about and some experience with creating online learning objects, including tutorials, instructional materials and/or research guides.
  • Familiarity with the types of technology and online services currently in use in academic libraries. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively and inclusively with a diverse population of faculty, staff and students.
  • Capacity for working enthusiastically, flexibly, and creatively in a student- centered environment.
  • Familiarity with current trends in academic library information systems and higher education.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills.
  • Competency with wide range of educational technologies and productivity software as well as Microsoft Office Suite.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of related academic library experience associated with information literacy instruction, reference, and research support
  • Experience with educational technologies and their applications in academic libraries

 

To Apply: http://employmentopportunities.umb.edu/boston/en-us/job/500290/reference-and-instruction-librarian

 

The University of Massachusetts Boston provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, genetic information, pregnancy or a pregnancy-related condition, or membership in any other protected class. The University of Massachusetts Boston complies with all applicable federal, 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.

 

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.

 

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Young Adult Librarian, Ventress Memorial Library, Marshfield, MA

The Ventress Memorial Library is looking for an independent, capable, and enthusiastic Young Adult Librarian to serve as a key player in the daily functioning of the library. The Young Adult Librarian will be responsible for creative programming for teens and tweens, young adult collection development, and assisting with reference and children's services. 

 

In addition to their role in young adult services, the Young Adult Librarian will also be the point person for Technology and Makerspace support. The Young Adult Librarian will train and supervise staff to assist patrons in the Makerspace (a new space located right next to our new teen space) while also maintaining the Makerspace area and equipment. While this position does not require candidates to be a technology expert, they do need to be invested in the learning process. 

 

This position will split public desk time between the Teen Area (20 hrs) and Adult Reference Desk (17.5 hrs). This position will be scheduled to accommodate teen programming primarily during after school hours and evenings, leading our Teen Advisory Group (TAG), Dungeons and Dragons sessions, MakerLabs, bullet journaling club, and other activities driven by the interests of our enthusiastic TAG group. At times, the Young Adult Librarian may be required to assist or lead children's programs under the direction of the Youth Services Librarian. 

 

This position reports to both the Youth Services Librarian and the Assistant Director. The ideal candidate should be invested and engaged in the possibility of building the youth services department as a whole, as well as in collaborating heavily with community and school partners. 

 

Education and Experience: 

A Master's degree in Library and Information Science is required for this position, as is 1-2 years of library experience. Previous work with teens is also a must for this position. 

 

Qualifications:

The ideal candidate should have:

  • Demonstrated commitment to innovative and customer responsive service.
  • Knowledge of trends in young adult literature, including genres, authors, and popular series. 
  • Knowledge of trends and teen interest levels in non-book formats, including movies, music, and video games. 
  • Knowledge and experience in teen programming and services. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of library staff in a team environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with school and community partners.
  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision and to exercise initiative and good judgment in the performance of duties.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Must possess a positive customer service attitude, professional demeanor, and the ability to be friendly, courteous and tactful with the public.

 

Physical Requirements

Ability to lift and carry books and other library materials, push loaded book trucks, and operate a computer keyboard and barcode scanner.  Willingness and ability to work in a variety of locations at the Library. Work schedule includes nights and alternating Friday/Saturdays. 

 

Starting Salary: 

$49,655 & benefits

 

How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume to Cyndee Marcoux, Library Director, via email: cmarcoux@ocln.org 

Position is open until filled.

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Program Support Assistant II (Reference Librarian), Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA

The Town of Needham is seeking a qualified applicant for the part-time position of Program Support Assistant II (Reference Librarian) at the Needham Free Public Library.  Under the direction of the Reference Supervisor, the Program Support Assistant II will perform a variety of activities and serve as an information resource to the community.

 

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

  • Advise and assist individuals in selecting, locating, and utilizing resource materials
  • Assist the Reference Supervisor in coordinating and implementing activities to ensure effective and efficient research and readers' advisory service
  • Answer inquiries regarding library procedures, functions, upcoming events, and services            
  • Create and maintain library databases with town information
  • Acquire-search methods and policies for local, statewide, and national databases used in interlibrary loan requests
  • Educate the public on search methodologies used in online databases
  • Guide the public in the use of microfilm reader/printer machines and other digital devices
  • Assume responsibility for the reference area in the absence of full-time reference librarians         

 

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

  • Master's Degree in Library Science
  • One year of professional experience (May consider MLS candidates)
  • Ability to troubleshoot the reference computers, public computers and printers

 

Hourly Salary:   $22.44 per hour (Schedule C)

 

Work Schedule:

Monday:     5:30 PM to 9 PM
Saturday:     9 AM - 5 PM (One Saturday in eight, September to May; Two Saturdays in
                    four, June, July, August)
Sunday:       1 - 7 PM (Two Sundays in four, September through to June)
Sunday:       1 - 5 PM (Two Sundays in four, July and August)

 

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 Wednesday, May 29, 2019.

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

 

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Programming & Collection Development Librarian, Richard Salter Storrs Library, Longmeadow, MA

The Town of Longmeadow is seeking a full-time, energetic and experienced professional librarian to manage a range of information, programming, and collection development services at Storrs Library. Storrs Library, located on the historic Town Green in Longmeadow, MA, boasts widespread community support.

 

The Programming & Collection Development Librarian provides reference and reader's advisory services, program development (including marketing and implementation), overall responsibility of collection development, technology support, supervision of staff and volunteers, and actively coordinates outreach programs, including the Storrs Library BookBike.

 

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated proficiency in current and emerging trends in collection development, community programming, ILS systems such as Evergreen, social media applications, and most importantly a commitment to exemplary patron service.

 

The schedule is 36.25 hours per week and includes some evenings and a rotating Saturday shift.

 

Essential qualifications include an MLS from an ALA-accredited program, 3 years' public library experience, and excellent planning & communications skills. Salary Range $49,680 - $51,889 DOQ/DOE.

 

Please send a letter of interest, resume, and 3 professional references to: Erica Gelinas, Human Resource Manager, 735 Longmeadow St., Suite 102, Longmeadow, MA 01106 or egelinas@longmeadow.org. Position open until filled. 

 

Town of Longmeadow is an AA/EOE.  

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Multiple Positions, Connecticut State Library, Hartford, CT

Library Specialist - Children and Young Adult Consultant

Recruitment #190508-5406AR-001, apply by May 24

Division of Library Development, Middletown, CT

The Children and Young Adult Consultant is responsible for providing leadership and consulting services in the area of children's and young adult services; identifies, plans and implements resource development and programming to a diverse library community and works with the Division team to foster a community service environment that harnesses technology creatively to deliver information, resources and services.

Please use this link for more information: https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=190508&R2=5406AR&R3=001



Librarian 2 - Electronic Records Analyst

Recruitment #190503-5395AR-001, apply by June 4

Office of the Public Records Administrator, Hartford, CT

This position will be responsible for performing complex professional records management duties to support the State of Connecticut's Records Management Program for executive branch state agencies, municipalities, and other political subdivisions of the state.

Please use this link for more information: https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=190503&R2=5395AR&R3=001



Librarian 2 - Electronic Resources Librarian

Recruitment #190509-5395AR-001, apply by June 13

Collection Services Unit, Hartford, CT

In this position, as Electronic Resources Librarian, you will manage the lifecycle of licensed electronic resources on subscription at the State Library, including database trials, acquisition, activation, authentication, discovery, administration and evaluation.

Please use this link for more information: https://www.jobapscloud.com/CT/sup/bulpreview.asp?R1=190509&R2=5395AR&R3=001

 

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Curator, Concord Free Public Library, Concord, MA

The Concord Free Public Library is seeking a vibrant team member with strong customer service & communications skills to provide public access to Special Collections including materials, art and objects owned by the Library Corporation.  

This is a unique opportunity to manage the most comprehensive archive of primary and secondary source material related to Concord history, life, landscape, literature, people, and influence from 1625 to the present day.  

 

Responsibilities

  • Supervises Special Collections staff and manages operations, programming & outreach to support Special Collections including:  
    • Mounting exhibitions,
    • Developing & displaying collections,
    • Donor relations,
    • Preparation of descriptive tools affording access to materials within collections,
    • Providing reference and related services.  

 

Qualifications

Requires equivalent to MLS & 5-7 years of experience in special collections or archives, including supervisory experience.  

An advanced degree in American literature or early American history is highly desired.  Familiarity with library technologies related to metadata and digitization is also desired.  

Evidence of scholarship related to special collections and archives and a commitment to continued scholarly and professional activities.

 

Hiring pay range: $65,288 - $81,886

 

Application Deadline: May 31, 2019

For more information and application instructions, visit www.concordma.gov/jobs or contact Human Resources at 978-318-3025.  EOE

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Assistant Director/Children's Librarian, Prospect Public Library, Prospect, CT

This position reports to the Library Director and: is responsible for the scope, vision and operation of the Children's Department including outreach programs in the community for children and young adults; will act in a leadership capacity in collaboration with the Director and assumes full responsibility for supervision of the Library in the absence of the Director.

 

Responsibilities of the Assistant Director/Children's Librarian also include:

  • Assisting with reference services for library patrons,
  • Supervising library pages and volunteers
  • Ordering and processing of children's library materials
  • Compiling library statistics
  • Writing publicity for library events
  • Assisting patrons in the use of library databases and with computer problems
  • Performing other tasks as assigned by the Director

 

Candidate must have experience working with children's library and/or educational services. Excellent administrative, supervisory, planning and organizational skills are required. A knowledge of library reference materials both print and online is needed.

 

A high level of computer expertise, experience with online circulation systems and a minimum of one year of supervisory experience are required. Experience working with a library website and social media would be beneficial.

 

Candidate must have MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution. Salary Range is $47,713 to $49,025 per year with medical and vacation benefits.

 

Position open until filled.

 

Please send cover letter and resume to John Wiehn, Library Director, Prospect Public Library, 17 Center Street, Prospect, CT 06712 or email to libraryprospect@yahoo.com.

 

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Music Librarian, Tufts University, Medford, MA

The Tisch Library at Tufts University supports teaching, learning, and the creation and dissemination of scholarship in the School of Arts & Sciences and School of Engineering. Through the provision of collections, subject expertise, and technology-rich research and learning environments, Tisch Library plays a critical role in advancing the mission of the University.

Reporting to the Director of Tisch Library, the Music Librarian manages a branch facility staffed with one full-time paraprofessional and a corps of student workers. Lilly Library supports a Music Department faculty of 8 tenure-stream members, one Research Professor, one Professor of the Practice, 5 Full-time Lecturers, 15 Part-time Lecturers, and over 40 private lesson Instructors. As the manager of the Lilly Music Library, the Music Librarian is an integrated and embedded liaison to the Music Department and to the larger musical community at Tufts University.

 

The Music Department has experienced a strong period of growth and new achievement since the opening of the state-of-the-art Granoff Music Center in 2007, leading to the establishment of a new undergraduate major in Music, Sound, and Culture in 2018. The strong relationship of the library to the department's programs, and the relationship of the librarian to the department's faculty, graduate and undergraduate students, have been critical elements in this growth and achievement. The Lilly Music Library is located in the Granoff Center, adjacent to the Aidekman Arts Complex, on Tufts' Medford/Somerville campus.

The Music Department encourages rich modes of interplay between scholarly specialties, composition, and performance, crossing boundaries and combining the curricular pillars of composition, ethnomusicology, music theory, musicology, and technology. The Librarian is responsible for reflecting the diversity of the department's offerings when developing the collections in Lilly, and supporting research and instruction in music. A special collection in music enriches both the undergraduate and graduate curriculum with primary sources. The Music Librarian works closely with colleagues across Tisch Library to insure smooth delivery of services and materials.

 

The Music Librarian contributes to the collaborative leadership of the Tufts Libraries through Team and Working Group participation. Librarians at Tufts may engage in research, creative activity, and scholarship, and provide service to the University.

 

Qualifications

 Basic Requirements:

  • Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years' experience, or more, in an academic setting.
  • Educational experience or background in the performing arts, particularly music.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of best practices, current issues, and trends in teaching information literacy skills and behaviors.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong public service orientation.
  • Ability to work both independently and collegially in a collaborative team environment.
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Collection development experience in music.
  • Advanced degree in a musical field.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated leadership responsibility.

 

Link to further information and online application portal: https://tufts.taleo.net/careersection/ext/jobdetail.ftl?job=19001387&lang=en

 

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Reference Librarian (Part-Time), Morse Institute Library, Natick, MA

The Morse Institute Library in Natick, MA, seeks applications for the part-time position of Reference Librarian. The ideal candidate will demonstrate aptitude in website management, excellence in customer service, and bring innovative programming to improve the experience for all users of the Morse Institute Library.


As a member of the Reference Team, this individual reports to the Supervisor of Reference Services and regularly works with Library Administration. The candidate should demonstrate excellence in customer service, with a working knowledge in all areas of reference, web and social media, services to adults and teens, technology, and online resources used by library patrons and staff, including 3D printers. The ideal candidate will have an interest in presenting maker programming to our adult community.


Expected schedule is Monday & Tuesday 5-9pm, Wednesday 9-2pm, and every other Saturday 9-5pm, with some flexibility.


Qualifications:

Requires a Master Degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited institution.


Experience:

  • 1-3 years of experience working in a public library preferred.
  • Must have the ability to work well in a team environment with excellent interpersonal skills.


Closing Date: First review begins on May 13, 2019, remains open until filled. 


Submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Dorothy Blondiet, Human Resources Director, 13 East Central Street, Natick, MA 01760, or email hr@natickma.org


The Morse Institute Library is the public library for Natick, MA, and is governed by a progressive Board of Trustees that is committed to public service, intellectual freedom, diversity, emerging technologies, growth, and innovation. The library, having a long tradition of being customer service oriented, is embraced by the community it serves


The Town of Natick is EEO/AA Employer.

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(2) Branch Library Managers, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking, award-winning public library. We are recruiting candidates for two Branch Library Manager positions. Get excited about the possibilities of living and working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply for the position that best suits you. We seek candidates who can embrace the attitude that "It's All Yours, Just Ask," and who see the library as a place to help strengthen our city through strong connections and constructive dialogue.

 

We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community. Excellent customer service orientation is needed for all jobs, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other community language). Get to know more about living and working in Springfield here and here.

 

Are you our next Library Branch Manager?

Two Branch Manager positions are available. One manages our Forest Park and East Forest Park branches, and the other manages the Indian Orchard and Brightwood branches, with responsibility for all branch functions. Each branch is a hub for its unique neighborhood.

 

Our historic Forest Park Branch is across the street from a middle school and steps away from a gorgeous, public park designed by Frederick Olmsted's firm. East Forest Park Branch is currently located in a strip mall, but a brand-new library will open later this year.

 

Brightwood Branch Library is co-located with a middle school and is home to dynamic outreach services to local schools, senior centers, parks, and child care settings. Staff hit the streets on the BiblioBike on beautiful days! And the Indian Orchard Branch Library is currently implementing a federal grant designed to alleviate isolation among our seniors, through genealogy classes, coffee hours, topical talks and lectures, transportation assistance, and polka parties.

 

Our next Branch Managers will have the following duties:

  • Management of personnel, services, and operations of assigned branches.
  • Development and maintenance of collections; development of programs and services
  • Planning of branch goals and objectives; and other similar duties. 
  • Work is performed with professional independent administrative judgment and decision in accordance with the policies and objectives of the Library Department, with review by the Library Director through reports and conferences. 

Supervision is exercised over other employees including supervisors, clerks, librarians, and pages.

 

Requirements 

  • Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science.

The preferred candidate will have five years of progressive professional library experience including some experience in library administration supervising or managing staff.

 

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $62,233.20. The closing date for this position is Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at 11:59 pm EST. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply.

 

The City requires residency within one year of date of hire. Inquiries via email about these positions are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website.

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Collection Development Librarian / Assistant or Associate Library Professor, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

The University of Vermont Howe Library seeks an innovative, collaborative and highly motivated Collection Development Librarian to provide leadership in transforming collection services within the Libraries.  A fundamental responsibility of the Collection Development Librarian is to assess curricular needs across the university and support effective teaching and research with appropriate information resources. This position reports to the Director of Collection Management Services and works closely with subject liaisons at Howe Library and librarians at Dana Medical Library and Silver Special Collections Library/University Archives.

 

The successful candidate will know the range of scholarly content available in electronic and print formats while also focusing on discovery and access beyond ownership: open access initiatives, institutional repositories and data mining initiatives.  Knowledge of the scholarly communication landscape and standard criteria for measuring resource use and impact is essential. This position requires the ability to work with campus partners to demonstrate the value of the library's collections to multiple constituencies in academic departments, professional schools and academic medical centers.  The Collection Development Librarian will join the University Libraries during an exciting period of transition to a new collections model that focuses on interdisciplinary research and incorporates the expertise of subject librarians and faculty.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Manages the selection, assessment and disposition of resources in all formats.
  • Oversees user focused collections including patron driven and evidence based acquisitions.
  • Performs collection analysis to determine effectiveness in meeting campus community needs. 
  • Coordinates activities of the Collections Team to implement collection development strategies and prioritize resource requests and renewals.
  • Leads collection development activities including assessment, selection, and deselection of print, nonprint, electronic resources, and gifts in all subject areas.
  • Manages the approval plan.
  • Manages staffing resources in coordination with the E-Resources/Acquisitions Librarian.
  • Collaborates with subject liaisons, faculty, academic departments and schools to ensure that UVM library collections are robust and discoverable.
  • May serve as a liaison to subject areas, if assigned.
  • Engages in scholarly activities and service to the library, the university and the library profession.

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program or equivalent degree
  • Knowledge of electronic resource management
  • Demonstrated effectiveness in project management: selection, analysis, and disposition of materials or other collection-related project management experience
  • Experience with approval plans, such as patron driven or evidence based acquisitions
  • Demonstrated expertise with collection analysis techniques and tools
  • Ability to work well both independently and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty and staff in a rapidly changing and dynamic environment

 

Desired Qualifications:

  • Supervisory experience;
  • Knowledge of collection management, the publishing industry, licensing and copyright issues, digital rights management, digital preservation;
  • Knowledge of link resolvers and experience with discovery systems;
  • Professional experience in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with vendors, consortia, and publishers.

 

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic institution. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about their commitment to diversity and how they will further this goal. For more information on diversity at the University of Vermont, see http://www.uvm.edu/president/

 

Salary and Application Information:

Salary is commensurate with rank and experience. The successful candidate will be appointed as an Assistant or Associate Library Professor. Minimum salary for Assistant Library Professor is $59,321. Minimum salary for Associate Library Professor is $71,184. Appointment at the Associate level requires prior experience in managing collections operations as demonstrated through increasingly responsible levels of appointment and a continuing record of scholarship and service consistent with UVM Libraries' criteria. Generous benefits package includes: TIAA/CREF (or alternative plan), managed health care plan, and 22 days of annual leave. The library faculty is represented by United Academics.

 

To Apply

Please visit our website at: http://www.uvmjobs.com and refer to job posting number F1317PO. Candidates are required to submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references. The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than Friday, June 7, 2019.

 

The University of Vermont 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, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

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Programs & Community Outreach Librarian, Boston Public Library - East Boston Branch, Boston, MA

Position Overview:

Performs any and all phases of work in support of neighborhood programming and outreach services in library and non-library locations.

Reports to: Branch Librarian or ranking staff member   

Supervises: As assigned, professional and support staff

 

Responsibilities:

  • Assists with day to day operations at the branch including programming at the branch and at off-site locations. 
  • Initiates, develops, plans, and implements the Library's programs of services to adults, young adults, and children as assigned through personal consultations, reference and readers' advisory, outreach and programs at the branch and at off-site locations.
  • Works with administrators and staff at the branch to develop, deploy and support outreach services for all ages and to identify service populations in the neighborhood.
  • Collaborates with community groups, city agencies, non-profits, and others to bring high-quality programming and services out into the community. Offers library services and programs at non-library locations.
  • Communicates effectively with internal and external partners. Works with appropriate staff to procure materials necessary for successful programs. Facilitates payment for performers and presenters and manages program funds as assigned.
  • Provides professional staff support for outreach events at BPL locations and/or locations throughout the neighborhood.
  • Works with administration and branch staff to evaluate outreach services.
  • Provides instruction to patrons in the use of technology and library resources.
  • Responsible for the development of assigned book collections and manages the appropriate materials budget.
  • Recommends and/or plans changes in service or new services.
  • Assists in training professional and nonprofessional staff.
  • Works on public service desks as assigned.
  • Assumes responsibility for administering program funds, as assigned.
  • As assigned, represents the Library at local and national conferences.
  • Makes oral and written reports and presentations on activities at the branch and other non-library locations.
  • Actively participates in system wide committees, training, and other professional activities.
  • Represents the Library on city-wide and state-wide committees, as assigned.
  • Performs other related and comparable duties as assigned

 

Competencies:

  • Proficiency with MSWord, Publisher, Power Point, and Excel.
  • Familiarity with and interest in a broad range of social networking and online collaboration tools.
  • Ability to execute library policy.
  • Ability to plan programs in collaboration and with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrates initiative and independent decision-making skills.
  • Communicates effectively and presents ideas clearly.
  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively.
  • Identifies, plans and prioritizes job responsibilities and tasks; determines and implements project timelines.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and the ability to adapt to change.
  • Ability to collaborate with library staff, external partners and resources.

Terms: Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA/P2   Hours per week: 35

 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications:

  • Education - Bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library and information science from an ALA accredited library school. Two years of professional library experience including substantial experience in public programming.
  • Experience - Significant experience with youth and adult programming. Knowledge of broad-based library programming practices, including current trends in youth and adult services. Excellent knowledge of online communications and social networking tools.
  • Requirements -Some evening and weekend hours consistent with branch hours. Weekly schedule varies based on scheduled programs and events. Ability to travel to BPL locations as well as to off-site locations.

Spanish language skills would be a plus.

 

Requirements:

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

 

Full/Part Time:  Full Time

Education:  MLS/Masters

Salary:  $58,496.89 - $76,432.25 in seven steps

 

How to Apply:

Apply through the City of Boston website: https://bit.ly/2H4Q8ld    

Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.

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Library Director, Keene Public Library, Keene, NH

The Keene Public Library Board of Trustees seeks an enthusiastic and energetic community minded leader to serve as its new Director. Join us for the next chapter!  The Keene Public Library renovation is almost complete with the main Library building now connected to its renovated annex.   This additional space will soon become the technological and creative center for the Library - and, by extension, for the community.

 

With additional space, patrons and community members will find a Maker space, several new technologically-advanced meeting areas, and performance spaces, as well as updated core systems in both buildings, using green technologies and efficiencies where possible. Upon completion, the Keene Public Library will meet our community's near and future needs, transforming into a model library for the twenty-first century: a center of learning, creativity, collaboration, and community, allowing the Library to thrive as the community's intellectual and social center.  

 

The Library will offer programs and learning opportunities for all ages, as well as initiatives like the new STEM learning program.  The STEM program will provide play-based learning activities related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics for children age 2 to 6 and their families.  This program is made possible through a multi-year, nearly $250,000 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. We hope you'll agree- it's an exciting time to join the Keene Public Library!

Qualifications

The ideal candidate will hold a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited college or university, and will have at least five to seven years of public library management experience, with a minimum of five years of progressively responsible supervisory experience.   He/she will be a hands-on manager, willing and able to work side by side with staff when necessary, and have demonstrated experience working with Boards and City government. 

Requirements: 

  • Experience to include all aspects of library operations:
    • Budgeting
    • Financial and library reporting
    • Hiring practices
    • Staff management and development
    • Effective team building.
  • Must be committed to providing exceptional public service.
  • Demonstrated experience establishing and maintaining good working relationships with staff, volunteers, city officials, working in an environment of diverse needs is essential.  
  • The successful candidate will be proficient with library software and circulation services
  • Have a thorough knowledge of and experience using social media and emerging technologies in library and information services
  • Have a thorough knowledge of library principles and practices, issues and trends. 

 

Salary Range: $85,892 - $107,037 annualized. The City offers numerous opportunities for growth and development, along with a comprehensive benefits program, including health, dental, life insurances, and retirement plans.

 

About the Area:   A friendly and vibrant college town with over 24,000 residents, Keene is a vital part of this southern New Hampshire area. Keene, NH is home to Keene State College (with whom the Library shares an on-line catalog system), River Valley Community College and Antioch University of New England. The area also offers a variety of public and private K-12 education opportunities.  Keene exemplifies the best characteristics of small city living, with a thriving downtown area which offers shopping, restaurants, farmers markets, festivals, events, and live theaters and convenient access to diverse outdoor recreation opportunities.  Its diverse economy includes a spectrum of everything from family-owned companies to global industry leaders.  Keene is a community which places a high value on environmental sustainability, locally-sourced food and products, and historic preservation.  It is a welcoming area with something for everyone, and is a great place to live, learn, work, and play for families and professionals.

To Apply

If you're a forward thinking candidate who is excited about working with a dedicated team of employees to shape the future of the Keene Public Library, apply online at Current Job Opportunities | City of Keene, and upload your resume and cover letter with your application. Applications will be accepted until Monday, May 27th.  The City of Keene is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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Clinical Document Specialist, Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA

Working member of an audit inspection-ready R&D paper and electronic Archives, responsibilities include: 

  • Insure the timely return/closure of records from authors 
  • Manage the recall of archived records for legal and regulatory support
  • Support the integration of records acquired via mergers and acquisitions
  • Monitor team inbox regularly for questions and requests on records
  • Help to transition the use of Service Now, OpenLabs and SharePoint request management which includes, but is not limited to:
    • Support Training for new systems use and create quick use guides
    • Trouble shooting request in for users in new system
  • Support document Issuance: Issuing records to users in a timely manner including Reports, Protocols, Paper Notebooks, Databooks, Binders, etc. 

20% Additional Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Revising, writing, reviewing and initiating new SOPs as needed
  • Maintain contracts and relationships with vendors and third parties
  • Route POs, invoices, and vendor information in SAP, as well as recommend cost-effective improvement strategies
  • Conduct quarterly electronic laboratory and paper notebook training

Education and Experience Requirements

  • BS or BA required (or higher)
  • Experience as an archivist or documentation specialist, preferably in a biotech, pharmaceutical, or healthcare environment, with 1 years of experience BS or a BA
  • Experience working at a CRO, or in a Lab Science is a plus
  • CRM certification or MSLS/MSLIS is desirable
  • Experience with SharePoint, and Inventory/Content management systems such as (OmniRIM, FileBridge,etc.) preferred

 

Please send all resumes to alyssa.wyson@randstadusa.com

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Executive Director of the Hatch Learning Commons, Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA

Under the general direction of the Associate Dean, Learning Resources and Academic Support Services, the Executive Director manages the day to day operations of the Hatch Learning Commons, which is comprised of library operations, instructional design services, emerging learning technologies and online learning support for the University.  

 

The Executive Director coordinates all activities of the Learning Commons in such a way as to maximize student and faculty use of these resources and implements the strategic plan for Hatch Learning Commons.  The Executive Director provides direct supervision for the operation of each of the components and oversees instructional design operations for graduate and traditional undergraduate programs/courses at the University.  In collaboration with the Associate Dean, the Executive Director develops and manages the budget for library services and online & digital learning.  The Executive Director also leads the OER and the digital badging initiative.

 

Essential Job Functions:

Personnel Management and Supervision

  • Serves as the lead administrator of the Hatch Learning Commons including library operations, instructional design services, emerging learning technology and online learning support.
  • Review, approve, and monitor all expenditures of Hatch Learning Commons
  • Encourages staff excellence in performing job duties and professional development.
  • Encourages collaboration within the Learning Commons and across University departments.
  • Participates in the assessment of effectiveness of programs and services provided by the Learning Commons.
  • Hires, supervises, and evaluate annual performances for the Coordinator of Library Services, Access Services Librarian, Senior Instructional Designer, Emerging Technologies Associate, and Learning Commons Support Coordinator.

 

Programs & Services

  • Support the vision, mission, goals, and objectives of the Hatch Learning Commons to ensure that resources and services meet the changing needs of students, faculty, and curriculum.
  • Leads the Learning Commons in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of existing and new programs and resources in relation to library services, information management, instructional design, online learning and emerging learning technology
  • Supports the preparation and management of the budgets for all Hatch Learning Commons units and functions.
  • Establishes Learning Commons operating policies and procedures, and develops goals and objectives for the Commons.
  • Collaborates with the technology staff to insure the Learning Commons systems are seamlessly integrated with other University systems.
  • Oversees instructional design operations for the traditional and graduate programs.
  • Supervision of information literacy and library instruction classes or courses to students and faculty.
  • Leads the digital badging initiative.
  • Leads the OER initiative.

 

Supervisory Responsibilities 

  • Coordinator of Library Services
  • Access Services Librarian
  • Senior Instructional Designer
  • Learning Commons Support Coordinator
  • Emerging Technologies Associate
  • Other positions as assigned

 

Requirements:

  • Master's degree from an accredited institution in library science,  instructional technology systems, or other closely related field.
  • Minimum five (5) years of library administration, instructional design leadership or online learning leadership in a higher education environment preferred.
  • Experience in developing and implementing assessment of programs and services, and/or assessment of student learning.
  • Minimum three (3) years management experience in post-secondary institutions at the director level.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite products.  
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with wide variety of internal constituents.
  • Innovative thinker and adaptable leadership style.

 

Additional Requirements

Bay Path University is a diverse community devoted to proactively nurturing a campus-wide culture that promotes and ensures respect, inclusion and safety for all members regardless of race, color, national origin, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation and gender identity, socio-economic background, or physical ability. We are one University that opens our hearts and minds to conversations, to learning and to creating a community that is welcoming of all. Regardless of position, it is expected that each employee will embrace this commitment and demonstrate an attitude of respect toward and acceptance of all members of our community.

 

Bay Path University is a smoke- and tobacco-free community.

 

All offers of employment are contingent on satisfactory background checking.

 

Application Instructions:

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

 

Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter resume / curriculum vitae, the contact information for four (4) professional, work related references and any other relevant information pertaining to this position and your candidacy.  Please apply online.  Faxes and emails will not be accepted.

 

Bay Path University is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and learning in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities, women and all underrepresented backgrounds.  An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.

 

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a position please email us at HR@baypath.edu or call 413-565-1168.

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Digital Asset Administrator, Hasbro, Inc., Pawtucket, RI

Hasbro's Creative Development Studios is seeking a Digital Asset Administrator for its Digital Asset Management Team.  The position is based at Hasbro's RI headquarters, and will report to the Creative Development Studios Associate Manager, Digital Assets.

This position will facilitate management of confidential digital assets from our various license partners and franchise brands on Hasbro's Expression Brands, such as My Little Pony, Equestria Girls, Frozen, Trolls, and Disney Princess brands. This person will input and organize assets into an accessible archival digital environment, control access throughout the organization for those assets, and facilitate distribution of assets.

Expectations for the role include a heavy emphasis on data organization and management, as well as strong written and verbal communication. 

 

Qualifications:

  • 2+ Year education in Information Management, Library Sciences or Project Management preferred
  • Experience working with a web-based interface
  • An understanding of data management and archival processes
  • A working understanding of general design-related digital file types including: JPG, PNG, PPT, PSD, OBJ, STL, ZTL, etc. AI, PDF, MOV - need to handle videos
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite - need to handle Flash, Illustrator, and Photoshop files
  • Demonstrable problem solving and organizational skills involving digital media
  • Experience on both Mac and Windows platforms
  • An affinity for Girls entertainment brands is a plus!

 

Role and Responsibility:

The Digital Asset Administrator will be responsible for:

  • Supporting import of assets into Hasbro's Content Services platform 
  • Direct interaction/coordination with various Franchise and License partners, including Disney.
  • Addition or administration of metadata on imported assets
  • Management of workspaces, workflows, and virtual folder structures
  • Control of authorized access to data within DAM 
  • Documentation of processes and policies
  • Production of reports to IT and development leadership

 

The ideal candidate excels at the following:

  • Digital Organizational Management - The ability to construct and manage extremely intuitive organizational file structures that can scale.
  • Computer platform general troubleshooting knowledge - Ability to assess issues and find solutions, or partner with internal IT support as needed.
  • Communication - The ability to clearly communicate to internal and external teams, with a clear awareness and support for their needs.
  • Sense of Urgency - Ability to manage extremely time-sensitive requests effectively.
  • Adaptability and Flexibility - The ability to manage a constantly shifting set of priorities and various inputs
  • Confidentiality - Ability to implement and maintain processes to protect highly confidential assets.
  • Sense of Fun - We make toys after all

 

To Apply:

Interested parties may contact Derek Kroessler at Derek.Kroessler@hasbro.com. 

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

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


This position:

  • Administers and maintains the integrated library system, electronic resources access, and discovery platform. Troubleshoots issues that may arise with these tools.
  • Provides technical expertise, day-to-day administration, and broad support for traditional and emerging library hardware and software solutions and standards. 
  • Manages library systems and platforms, often in conjunction with the university's Information Technology division and serves as the liaison with the division. 
  • Serves as point of contact to library systems and emerging technology vendors. 
  • In collaboration with the Digital Services Librarian, administers the Springshare platform and tools, including the library's website. 
  • Adapts technologies in support of evolving library reference, instruction, and access services models. 
  • Works collaboratively with others, within the library and across campus, on systems-related, technology-related, and digitally-based services and projects. 
  • Provides written reports, assessments, analyses, and documentation as needed and upon request.
  • Advises, trains, and teaches staff, faculty, and students in new library technologies.
  • Provides library systems support to library colleagues. Understands and responds to library systems-related needs across library units.
  • Serves as subject liaison to academic departments.
  • Participates in library and campus committees as appropriate.
  • Participates in responsibilities for library policy decisions and project planning through committee and work group assignments.
  • Contributes to the profession and maintains professional knowledge through participation in appropriate state, regional and national library (and related) organizations.
  • Stays current with developments in library and educational technologies; stays current with developments in librarianship and higher education generally.


Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution. 
  • Relevant experience in an academic, large public, or special library.
  • Demonstrated experience using a wide variety of library systems platforms, applications, and current library-related hardware and software.
  • Experience with web-scale discovery layers and metasearch technologies.
  • Experience managing EZProxy or other access authentication systems.
  • Experience with Koha or other integrated library management system.
  • Programming experience including but not limited to HTML, XML, CSS, and Javascript.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively in a team setting.
  • Familiarity with library operations, procedures, and best practices.
  • Engage in professional activities, continuing scholarship, and University-wide committees to satisfy promotion and tenure requirements of the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) contract. http://mscaunion.org/contract/.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Second Master degree in a related discipline (second master degree required for promotion beyond Associate Librarian rank).
  • At least two years relevant experience in an academic or research library.
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Understanding of networking, including cloud-based server technology.
  • Demonstrated commitment to supporting a diverse educational and work environment, working effectively with a diverse faculty and student population.


More information and application instructions can be found here: https://jobs.bridgew.edu/postings/15203


Department Summary: 

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



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

 

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Systems Coordinator, Providence Community Library, Providence, RI

Providence Community Library is seeking a Systems Coordinator who will supervise staff at the Rochambeau library.  S/he will successfully manage staff, volunteers, security, and work studies.  The position requires creating a professional, team oriented, and productive working environment, as well as an open, inviting atmosphere for library users. S/he will be responsible for the successful delivery of all library services in the building, including collection maintenance, programming, marketing and outreach, and information and readers advisory.

 

The Systems Coordinator will be responsible for managing circulation and customer service procedures and polices across the PCL system.  S/he will consult with staff, update policies and procedures, and research and implement innovations and trends in the areas of circulation and customer service. The Rochambeau Systems Coordinator will work together with other Systems Coordinators and library administrators to synchronize services for the whole of PCL.  

 

Systems Coordinators serve on the administration team and are responsible for mentoring, supervising, and supporting all public service staff in all library locations, including, but not limited to, situations requiring an immediate or timely response.

 

Duties: 

  • Supervises and supports all library staff in their roles; initiates mentoring, professional development, and/or corrective action as needed.  
  • Directs day-to-day workflow of the library staff, including but not limited to librarian(s), clerks(s), specialist(s), and volunteers.  Approves bi-weekly timesheets and schedules temporary staff as needed.
  • Responsible for scheduling and arranging coverage, including planned and short notice absences.
  • Responsible for monitoring and reporting security, maintenance, and custodial issues.  This includes training the security guard on PCL procedures. Maintains close communication with the Facilities Department.
  • Ensures delivery of successful customer service and impactful programs by responding to community needs.
  • Collaborates with community organizations, elected officials, and schools to promote and facilitate their use of the library and to foster strategic partnerships.
  • Markets library collections, programs, services and resources.
  • Collects, maintains and analyzes library statistics.
  • Serves as liaison to the library's Friends Group.
  • Works with other PCL Systems Coordinators, Library Director, and Chief Operating Officer to analyze, plan, and implement neighborhood library services, library layout and design, and facilities upgrades.
  • Actively supports teamwork. Conducts meetings as needed to keep staff up to date on policies, procedures and other library developments.
  • Reviews effectiveness of library service policies and procedures, recommending updates as needed.
  • Maintains knowledge and professional skills in specialty areas of circulation and customer service.  Regularly communicates relevant information to PCL staff.

 

Requirements:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited program. 
  • Five years of professional library experience which includes supervisory management experience with at least 3 years (or equivalent) in a public library setting. 
  • Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus.

 

Send resume, cover letter and three references to:  

Maria Melvin, HR Manager, mmelvin@provcomlib.org, (401) 467-2700 x.1606.

 

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Children's Librarian, Newbury Public Library, Newbury, NH

The Newbury Public Library seeks a highly motivated, energetic and creative Children's Librarian who is interested in joining our team. This is a part time, 20 hours per week position, $16-18 per hour, with some night and weekend hours required. Extra hours will be given in the summer, due to the Summer Reading Program schedule. Hiring is contingent on a background check.


The ideal candidate is passionate about creating dynamic programming, ranging from Storytime for babies to preschool to afterschool, summer, and family programs for elementary aged children and tweens.  They will be technologically savvy, have an in-depth knowledge of children's literature and the ability to translate children's needs and interests into effective library services, and be passionate about maintaining a welcoming and customer service-oriented environment.  Bachelors degree required, MLS/MLIS or MLS Candidates preferred, but experience is highly valued.


A detailed job description can be found at: 

http://newburynhlibrary.net/employment


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references by email to Lea McBain, Library Director at director@newburynhlibrary.net. First review of applications will begin on June 3rd, 2019. Position will be open until filled.

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Assistant Librarian, New Bedford Whaling Museum, New Bedford, MA

The New Bedford Whaling Museum is currently seeking a part-time Assistant Librarian.  The Assistant Librarian will work with the Library and Curatorial departments, under the direction of the Librarian, to assist with the day to day operations of the Research Library and Grimshaw-Gudewicz Reading Room.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reference:

  • Assist in administration of the Reading Room, including providing access to materials, answering in person reference inquiries, and properly monitoring researchers as directed
  • Assist in answering remote reference inquiries via e-mail and telephone as directed
  • Assist in retrieval of requested Library materials for researchers, museum staff, and museum volunteers
  • Assist in shelving of Library materials
  • Assist in supervision and management of Library volunteers and interns
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Librarian

 

Collections:

  • Process uncatalogued manuscripts and manuscript collections of paper and non-paper based mediums (i.e. image, audio, video)
  • Produce MARC records for paper, image, audio, and video collections for inclusion in online collection database
  • Assist in supervision and management of Library volunteers and interns
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Librarian

 

Requirements

  • Master's degree in library and information science or related field from an American Library Association accredited program, or currently enrolled in an MLS program
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with current archival arrangement and description standards including DACS and EAD
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and understanding of best practices in digital stewardship.
  • Knowledge of digital formats (e.g. image, audio, video, etc.) and their associated best practices for online access and digital preservation.
  • Strong understanding of cataloging procedures and principles including RDA, AACR2, LC Classification, and LCSH
  • One to two years of experience working in an archival special collections library
  • Ability and willingness to lift and move boxes of material weighing up to 40 pounds overhead
  • Ability to consistently perform detail-oriented responsibilities and ability to multi-task
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to perform and maintain a high level of customer-focused service
  • Ability to problem solve independently and follow through on multi-step processes
  • Ability to represent the Museum with a high level of integrity and professionalism
  • Ability to work closely and effectively with a team

 

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to Mark Procknik, Librarian, at mprocknik@whalingmuseum.org

 

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Circulation Services Manager, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

The Worcester Public Library seeks candidates for the position of Circulation Services Manager. Under the general direction of the Head Librarian, this position oversees all aspects of the Circulation Services Division. The Circulation Services Manager is responsible for all activities and functions dealing with the circulation for materials and related services; including, developing and implementing policies and procedures related to circulation, patron registration, record keeping and revenue collections, & training throughout the library system. 

 

Qualified applicants will have demonstrated the following:

  • Knowledge of the principals and practices of effective library management
  • Knowledge and skill in effective employee supervision and management
  • Strong leadership abilities
  • Excellent problem-solving, time management, and public speaking skills
  • Knowledge and experience working with computer software applications & online databases and proficiency in current and emerging technologies
  • Flexibility in prioritizing projects
  • A willingness to mentor, train, and inspire staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Experience working with diverse populations in an urban community.

 

For a full job description visit:  www.mywpl.org/jobs-wpl

 

Salary Range: $54,474.43 - $71,234.18 annually.  This position is full-time.

 

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Technical Services Librarian, Kellogg-Hubbard Library, Montpelier, VT

Located in the scenic capital of Vermont, the Kellogg-Hubbard Library seeks a Technical Services Librarian to join a service-oriented team supporting and attracting lifelong learners to our vibrant, well-supported and well-used library. The knowledge of current and emerging cataloging best practices and experience with Integrated Library Systems required.



The ideal candidate will bring initiative and creative ideas and passion for the role of public libraries in their communities as well as a commitment to professional development. A MLS/MLIS or Vermont Department of Libraries Certification preferred.



This full-time position works 35 hours per week (including some evening & Saturday work), pays $18.60 per hour, includes a good benefit package, and is part of the library's collective bargaining unit. Visit www.kellogghubbard.org for more details.



Please e-mail your cover letter, resume and 3 references to applications@kellogghubbard.org.

The position is open until filled.

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

The State Library of Massachusetts seeks an innovative and collaborative Head of Reference and Information Services to provide leadership and strategic direction for the Reference and information Services Department. Oversee the planning, developing and implementing the departmental goals; manage day to day operation and staff supervision; coordinate outreach initiatives; manage print and digital collections; and lead library-wide projects. Collaborate and partner with area institutions. Participate in the Library management team. The Head of Reference and Information Resources reports to the State Librarian.

 

Required Experience and Education

  • An ALA-accredited library master's degree
  • At least five years of supervisory/administrative experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of current trends and issues in providing high-quality library resources and services
  • Strong interpersonal skills as well, especially in personnel management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Experience and Education

  • Knowledge of reference resources in law, government documents, and legislative research.

 

Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and strategic management of the library's reference and information services department.  
  • Engage staff in collaborative planning and delivery of user-centered services and outreach efforts.
  • Coordinate the creation, maintenance and management of print, digital and born digital collections.
  • Participate in a team based environment as required to facilitate improving, evaluating, and promoting overall resources and service initiatives; work creatively, collaboratively and effectively to promote a team based environment and manage multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Develop metrics for successes and analyze trends to continually evaluate services and their impact.
  • Formulate, revise, and implement policies, best practices, and procedures necessary to support a wide variety of information delivery services.
  • Assist in the identification and writing of grant proposals to fund new library initiatives.
  • Work collaboratively with the Library Management Team to implement policies and initiatives; set priorities; and project management.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or required to meet library goals and objectives.

 

This position is a full time position with benefits.

Salary Range is: $63,093 to $74,392

 

To Apply

Please send your resume and cover letter to: christopher.dupuis@mass.gov.

 

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Curator of Collections and Exhibits (Part-Time), Sharon Historical Society & Museum, Sharon, CT

The Sharon Historical Society & Museum (Sharon, CT) is seeking a part-time (15-21 hours per week) Curator of Collections and Exhibitions to be responsible for maintaining professional standards in the development, management, intellectual integrity, care of, and access to the museum collection in-house and in the public domain; and for the development, curation, preparation and installation of museum exhibitions that may be presented on-site, off-site and/or on the Internet.

 

We are seeking an independent, creative, organized and tech-savvy individual who is comfortable working with people and recognizes the important role that small museums play in preserving and sharing the complex stories of a community.

 

Qualifications:

  • Minimum bachelor's degree in history, museum or American studies (or other topic relevant to the SHS mission)
    • Master's degree preferred.
  • Two years of experience in an historical society, history museum or library setting with specific duties relating to collections management, exhibits and volunteer supervision preferred.
  • Experience working with databases (Past Perfect and/or Collective Access), word processing and spreadsheets is required.
  • Experience with social media and website maintenance preferred.

 

The qualified candidate must possess strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and have the ability to prioritize, work independently, and meet deadlines. Occasional weekend and evening availability preferred.

 

Salary Range: $15,000-17,000 annually

For the full job description, visit www.sharonhist.org/about/employment.

 

Interested candidates should mail or e-mail their resume, list of references and cover letter to: Jennifer Owens, Executive Director. Sharon Historical Society, P.O. Box 511, Sharon, CT, 06069 or director@sharonhist.org. Position open until filled.

 

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Middle School Library Media Specialist, North Andover Middle School, North Andover, MA

North Andover Public Schools is seeking an enthusiastic student-centered Library Media Specialist to join our middle school community. The Library Media Specialist is responsible for the effective and efficient operation of the school library facilities and included materials. Both collaboratively and independently, the Library Media Specialist provides high-quality programming that promotes literacy, digital citizenship, and the skillful use of technology.

 

For a complete description and to submit an application, please visit this link.

 

 About North Andover Middle School

 North Andover Middle School serves more than 1,000 students and their families in grades 6-8. Our entire faculty and staff work with students to achieve high academic and social standards a well as personal and community responsibility. Personal and academic growth as well as building skills in self advocacy during the middle school years prepares students for high school and beyond. Our learning approach is to offer a balanced instructional program in a team setting that emphasizes academic integrity while making an emotional connection with the students as they continue to develop social skills.

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PreK-12 Director of Libraries and Innovation, Wellesley Public Schools, Wellesley, MA

The PreK-12 Director of Libraries & Innovation has core responsibility for the supervision and evaluation of the District's libraries, librarians, and library assistants. Additionally, the Director will play a leading role in the District's innovation efforts and its implementation of the WPS Profile of a Graduate. 


Responsibilities:

Libraries: 

  • Lead, supervise and evaluate librarians and library support staff.
  • Ensure school library program goals and objectives are aligned with the District's Strategic Plan and with District Priorities (e.g. diversity, equity and inclusion, Profile of a Graduate).
  • Prepare and manage the K-12 library budget including work with vendors; negotiate annual subscriptions for resources (e.g. the library catalog, NoodleTools, periodicals, online databases, ebooks).
  • Establish processes and procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, resource sharing, etc. that assure appropriate resources are available when needed.promote the library program within and beyond the schools/district.
  • Manage the library department's online presence.
  • Collaborate effectively with administrators, department heads, teachers, technology departments, and other stakeholders on developing instructional plans integrated with the library that meet the needs of all students.
  • Keep current with research, technology and innovations related to library services; educate Wellesley administrators and staff on these future directions.


Innovation:

  • Serve as a forward-thinking educator committed to instructional technology and 21st century success skills.
  • Work with district and school leaders to articulate and support the teaching and learning needed to actualize the WPS Profile of a Graduate competencies.
  • Consider and advocate for when/how the library program can support innovation.
  • Collaborate with administrators, educators and technology specialists to strategically expand our MakerSpaces and integrate the MA Digital Literacy & Computer Science standards into core curricular areas.
  • Take a leading role in the WPS efforts to innovate by supporting and expanding our project-based learning efforts.
  • Plan, lead and promote the activities of the WPS STEAM team.
  • Stay current with trends in the field(s) of innovation, STEM/STEAM, computer science, personalized learning; educate Wellesley administrators and staff on these future directions. 


Qualifications:

  • Minimum 5 years elementary, middle or high school library teaching experience
  • Masters of Library Science (preferred)
  • MA administrator license (e.g. Supervisor/Director)
  • Ability to build positive and productive relationships with librarians, teachers, Department Heads, K-12 Directors, Principals and District Leaders
  • Ability to collect and analyze data in order to inform decisions
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Common Core State Standards, AASL Standards, and the MA Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards
  • Ability to communicate effectively through presentations, emails, and facilitation of meetings
  • Highly motivated self-starter who can work independently as well as collaboratively
  • Experience/fluency with Google platform (e.g. Google docs, slides, sheets, forms), digital learning tools, and computer science/coding programs


Work Year: 204 days 


Salary/Benefits: Wellesley Teacher Association Unit B position; salary and benefits established by School Committee Policy.



To Apply:

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


Equal Opportunity Employer

Wellesley Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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Children's Librarian (Part-Time), Blaisdell Memorial Library, Nottingham, NH

The Blaisdell Memorial Library in Nottingham, NH seeks a creative, energetic professional with a passion for providing excellent library service to children and families. The Children's Librarian will instill a love of reading, libraries, and learning by providing a welcoming atmosphere, delivering quality programs, and maintaining an outstanding collection through traditional and innovative methods. The successful candidate will have a positive outlook, strong customer service skills, flexibility, a good sense of humor, and be a team player. As a small library our staff wear many hats and work closely together to best serve our patrons.


The Blaisdell Memorial Library is in interior Rockingham County, 15 miles from the University of New Hampshire, with easy access to major highways, exceptional natural resources, and a wide range of recreational opportunities. The library serves a supportive community of approximately 5,000, has 2,800 library patrons, an annual circulation of 40,000 from its collection of over 18,800 items, and hosts a variety of programs for children, teens, and adults.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide a broad range of services for children, primarily ages 6 and older, concentrating on maintaining the children's collection and creative programming for that age group.
  • Plan, develop, schedule, and implement a variety of creative, enriching, and educational library programs for school aged children throughout the school year and during the summer. Programs occur weekly and monthly during after-school and/or evening and weekend time slots.
  • Manage the advertising of children's programs including the development of promotional materials and flyers, as well as social media (Facebook & Instagram) and the library website.
  • Keep statistical records for children's programs and attendance.
  • Perform regular collection development duties for the children's room, including reading professional publications and book reviews, selecting relevant titles, and weeding.
  • Is responsible for keeping the children's area neat and orderly including the regular development of relevant and engaging book displays and bulletin boards.
  • Collaborate with other children's department staff on scheduling, programs, procedures and other departmental needs. As well as coordinating with the Assistant Director monthly department meetings.
  • Seek out grant opportunities to supplement and diversify the children's collection and programs.
  • Attend conferences and participate in professional development opportunities as initiated by self or suggested by the director.
  • Duties also include shelving and shelf reading, readers' advisory, assisting with implementing the children's summer reading program, creating library displays, circulation and other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of childhood development and experience working with children ages 6 and older is required.
  • Knowledge of children's literature. Ability to cultivate good public relations, to work with parents and young patrons, to create and implement age-appropriate programs using a variety of media, and to nurture interest in reading, arts, culture and music.
  • Ability to interact and communicate courteously and effectively with the public and with other staff in a courteous and tactful manner, both verbally and in writing.
  • Exceptional interpersonal communication, problem solving, customer relations and teamwork skills.
  • High energy and an enthusiasm for public library services.
  • Ability to handle a great many details, some simultaneously, with accuracy.
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work independently.
  • Ability to use Internet searching methods, apps, devices, and information resources.
  • Must be able to type and have good computer skills, including proficiency of email, Word, Google Drive, Publisher, Excel, and social media.
  • Due to the nature of the job's tasks candidate must be able to push or pull carts, do a moderate amount of bending, squatting, lifting (up to 40 lbs.) stretching and standing for an extended period.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA
  • Library degree is preferred - but a combination of appropriate education and experience may be acceptable
  • Experience working with young children, preferably in programming
  • Knowledge of library practices and services, children's literature and developmental levels and needs.


Salary: $16 - $19 per hour, depending upon experience


Schedule: 21 hours/week + 5 hours/month

Tuesday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Wednesday: 10:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Thursday: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Saturday (1/month): 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM


Application Details: The position is open until filled. Please email cover letter and resume to Cara Marsh, director, at blaisdellml@comcast.net .

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Educational Technology Support Specialist, University of Massachusetts - Amherst, Amherst, MA

Job Summary

The Educational Technology Support Specialist will work as part of a team in Online Education's eLearning unit to provide online instructor and student technical support and training throughout the annual production cycle(s) of online course development, delivery and management.

 

The position reports to the Associate Director of eLearning, who reports to the Senior Vice-Provost of Online Education.

 

Essential Functions

  • Provide technical support for Blackboard and other supported technologies for both faculty and student populations
  • Help develop and maintain instructor- and student- facing support documentation.
  • Assist with application, software, service, and quality assurance testing.
  • Provide logistical support and facilitation assistance during learning management system training cohorts.
  • Deliver broad-based and just-in-time support content for online course development.
  • Advance ongoing accessibility initiatives by assisting instructors in the creation of accessible online content.
  • Coordinate regularly scheduled communications to online instructors.

 

Other Functions 

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

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

  • Experience with:
    • Technical writing,
    • Instructional design,
    • Educational media,
    • Educational technology,
    • Providing technical support and customer service,
    • Creating technical support documentation,
    • Learning Management Systems used in higher education,
    • Multi-media technologies used for audio, video, screen capture and web conferencing.
  • High degree of comfort with technology. 
  • Must be a self-starter, detail-oriented, and possess a customer-service driven and team-oriented approach to work.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills; outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Communicate technical concepts to a non-technical audience,
    • Work independently or in a team with multiple constituencies,
    • Manage time and multiple projects simultaneously,
    • Set and accomplish goals,
    • Meet deadlines. 
  • Understanding of both Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and personally identifiable information (PII) guidelines.

 

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

Experience with Blackboard 9.x Learning Management System. 

 

Additional Details

On-site position located on the UMass Amherst campus.

 

Work Schedule

Hours worked primarily M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., some nights and weekends possible.

 

Salary Information

$28/hour.  This position does not carry benefits.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants

Apply online:  http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/499807/departmental-assistant-educational-technology-support-specialist

Submit cover letter, resume and contact information for at least three references.

 

About UMass Amherst

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

 

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

 

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Program Support Assistant II (Reference Librarian, Children's Department), Needham Free Public Library, Needham, MA

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


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
  • Capacity to interact effectively and tactfully with the general public, especially children and their caretakers


Work Schedule:

Every Wednesday 9 AM -1 PM

Saturdays 1 PM - 5 PM


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, May 20, 2019.

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

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Upper School Media Lead, Greenwich Country Day School, Greenwich, CT

Due to the addition of a high school program, Greenwich Country Day School seeks an  Upper School Media Lead, Grades 9-12,  to start August 2019. This is a part-time position intended to work in tandem with the Maker Lead. The Media Lead will build capacity of faculty and students by pushing out to  support all. Successful candidates will possess content and pedagogical expertise and a dedication to collaboration across curriculum. Interdisciplinary proficiency is highly desirable.

 

In addition, each GCDS faculty member is expected to demonstrate ability in the following areas:

  • Understands, champions, and implements GCDS Design Principles
  • Fosters and stewards a culture of mutual respect, equitable practice, and joy in and out of the classroom
  • Cultural competency skills to collaborate effectively across difference
  • Sets high expectations for learning, academic achievement and character development
  • Exhibits strong working knowledge of student cognitive development and learning preferences
  • Identifies and supports students' social, emotional, and academic needs
  • Provides timely feedback to students, and collaborates with faculty to offer specialized support in pursuit of each student's learning goals
  • Implements a wide array of pedagogical tools and strategies in appropriate and effective combinations  
  • Facilitates and designs effective group/collaborative work and productive dialogue among students and teachers
  • Communicates effectively with students/families about classwork, learning goals and student progress
  • Demonstrates content knowledge and expertise; and scaffolds curriculum to ensure progress towards mastery
  • Ensures that reading and writing are aims across the curriculum and learning design
  • Collaborates and plans actively for learning with teachers and students
  • Implements backward design to align all lessons, activities, and assessments
  • Designs formal and informal assessments that measure student progress; employs a variety of formative and summative assessments to gauge student progress toward mastery
  • Fosters student growth through structured opportunities for reflection, including Student-Led Conferences and Presentations of Learning
  • Provides opportunities for student engagement through "Voice and Choice"
  • Creates relevant and authentic learning experiences; is able to include and/or connect with outside experts and resources towards this aim
  • Showcases student work within the community and prepares students to exhibit and communicate effectively

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Educating students and faculty with regard to available and recommended media resources
  • Staying current with the publishing world as well as developments within the media field and sharing and using that knowledge accordingly to bolster our programming
  • Ordering and maintaining inventory of books in our library collection
  • Providing research support and guidance to students
  • Collaborative work with Library colleagues,  interdisciplinary faculty teams, Upper School faculty and staff, and the broader school community

 

Required Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree or demonstrated professional competency
  • Experience with inquiry-based learning and/or project-based learning
  • A passion for learning and the ability to motivate and inspire students
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Commitment to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive school community
  • Willingness to take on multiple roles within the school
  • Personal traits appropriate for nurturing the growth of children - must be energetic, creative, flexible, patient, and have an inexhaustible sense of humor

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in education
  • Capacity to teach multiple disciplines/subject areas
  • Work experience outside of education
  • Mentoring or advising experience (with adolescents)
  • Athletic coaching experience valued and welcome
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing collaborative relationships with external partners/organizations in the design and implementation of learning experiences

 

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

 

About Greenwich Country Day School

Greenwich Country Day School is an independent, co-educational day school with current enrollment of 900 students in grades N-9 and a faculty and staff of over 200. As of September 2019, GCDS will expand to include a high school program for grades 9-12, resulting in a projected overall school enrollment of up to 1200. The high school will be on a separate campus, less than two miles from our existing property.

Founded in 1926, Greenwich Country Day School is a traditional family school where creative teaching is encouraged and used to foster a love of learning and motivate children toward academic excellence. The school's emphasis on developing the whole child results in attention to the development of character, values, creativity, and sportsmanship along with strong academic skills.

GCDS is fortunate to have built a large endowment, which helps to fund competitive salaries and benefits; including housing support for academic faculty, a robust professional development program, and reimbursement for graduate school tuition. GCDS offers a substantial need-based financial aid program to support students from a range of socio-economic backgrounds. Diversity is a core value at GCDS and we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion.

 

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

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

 

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

 

The Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest is responsible for the creation and maintenance of original technical and descriptive metadata for analog and digital resources in a variety of formats following national and local standards, and the ingest of objects and metadata into the Library's Digital Repository. This position hires, manages, supervises, and trains staff in the Digital Metadata Unit including the Metadata Librarian and Metadata Assistant, and trains and supervises other staff working on digital metadata projects.

 

The Supervisor, Digital Metadata and Ingest is responsible for planning and successfully executing complex metadata projects for departments inside and outside the Library as well as providing advice and metadata assistance to departments embarking on their own digital projects on campus. The incumbent is also responsible for setting daily and longer-term priorities, project planning, and organizing and streamlining collaborative workflows. Strong communication, supervisory, technical and project planning skills, flexibility, and the ability to work comfortably with diverse groups are key.

 

Qualifications

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

 

To Apply

For more information about this position and Northeastern University's generous benefits visit, and to apply, visit:  https://neu.peopleadmin.com/postings/61090

 

Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. 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 the law. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.

 

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Assistant Librarian (Part-Time), Woburn Public Library, Woburn, MA

Posting Date: April 30th

Closing Date: May 15th

Salary Range: $25.18-$31.21 per hour, commensurate with experience


The Woburn Public Library seeks a professional part-time Assistant Librarian to assist across all Library departments. S/he will participate in collection development, the development and implementation of experiential learning opportunities across all knowledge areas, reference services, and reader's advisory.

Working closely with the whole library team, s/he will provide superior customer service, patron support, and lead/assist in the execution and delivery of a wide variety of programs and library services for the community we serve.   S/he will also participate in special library projects as required or necessary.

This is an exciting time of transition at the Woburn Public Library with the opening of our brand new state-of-the-art library facility.  It is a time which offers many opportunities for new initiatives and innovative services.  


Qualifications:

  • Kind, flexible, convivial, innovative, willingness to learn and adapt
  • Relentless energy and enthusiasm for learning, public service, and the implementation of new ideas, programs, and practices within the library to maximize community utilization.
  • Experience answering technology questions and providing device and digital content support
  • Experience working with a diverse user community inclusive of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds
  • Ability to thrive in an ever-changing, collaborative environment
  • Experience designing, planning, and implementing programs for all ages
  • Teaching and instructive experience
  • Oceans and eons of patience for all customers, internal and external
  • Proven customer service skills with ability to work well with the public and other employees. 
  • Experience with PR, specifically with creating promotional material as well as social media engagement
  • Experience in the MLN system preferred. 
  • M.L.S. degree required
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends
  • Must be able to stand for several hours, move loaded book carts, and reach shelves with or without ladders/stools.


Bonus Points for:

  • Non-English language capabilities
  • Coding and Makerspace experience
  • Creative and performing arts experience


Please submit via email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Bonnie Roalsen, Library Director at broalsen@minlib.net. This is a union position, Local 4928 Mass Library Staff Association. The City of Woburn is an EOE/AA Employer.

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Youth Services Librarian, Whitman Public Library, Whitman, MA

Whitman Public Library is a small public library in a welcoming community on the Commuter Rail approximately 30 miles from Boston.


Duties and Description:

The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for:

  • Planning, organizing and implementing library programs and services for children ages 0-18, including storytimes, family activities and the Summer Reading Program.
  • Acting as the primary source for reference services, reader's advisory and bibliographic instruction for patrons ages 0-18.
  • Collection development of the Juvenile and Young Adult collections, under the supervision of the Director.
  • Performing daily activities and operations of the library, including but not limited to shelving, organization of book displays and circulation duties as needed.
  • Implementing outreach activities to local schools, homeschoolers, other town departments and local civic organizations.
  • Attending workshops to update skills relating to emerging technologies, network upgrades, and new or improved library services.
  • Maintaining an attractive and functional youth area.
  • Executing other related duties as assigned by the Director.


Qualifications:

  • MLA from ALA accredited program, applications from candidates still in school will be accepted.
  • At least three years of public library experience, and/or experience with children, including one year of supervisory experience preferred
  • Thorough knowledge of children's and young adult literature 
  • Knowledge of trends and programs for youth services 
  • Ability to identify community needs and develop services accordingly 
  • Ability to develop strong interactive community relationships with a focus on youth 
  • Experience using online catalogs, Internet, online databases, e-mail, office software and the ability to integrate technology into operations
  • High degree of motivation, flexibility, initiative and resourcefulness
  • Good organizational skills 
  • Ability to write and speak effectively
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in decision-making
  • Ability to interact with patrons and staff in a courteous and professional manner
  • Supervisory and professional skills requiring adherence to standards of accuracy, timeliness, tact and confidentiality


Physical requirements include ability to:

  • Position self to transport, shelve and retrieve materials from around the facility
  • Move up to 25lbs., or greater with assistance
  • Perform other efforts as identified with normal library work 


Salary:  

Position is unionized, and pay begins at 24.30 per hour. This position is a 35 hour work week which includes one - two evenings a week and roughly one - two Saturdays a month is required (or as programming needs dictate).  


Closing Date:

Position is open until filled. 


To Apply:

Please e-mail cover letter and resume as attachments to:

Marcie Walsh-O'Connor, Library Director

mwalsh-oconnor@ocln.org

 

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Law Librarian I, Connecticut Judicial Branch, Hartford, CT

Division:  Superior Court

Class Definition:  This class is accountable for performing the full range of professional library duties and providing professional library services in a law library.

Supervision Received:  Works under the general supervision of a Supervising Law Librarian or other employee of higher grade. 

Supervision Exercised:  May supervise lower level employees as assigned.

 

Examples of Duties: 

  • Performs professional library duties which include acquiring, classifying and cataloging print and non-print library materials according to established principles and practices of library science
  • Provides bibliographic assistance, legal reference and research guidance to the courts and other library patrons
  • Maintains collection currency and efficient organization through accession records, serials check-in, circulation procedures, looseleaf/treatise filing, maintenance of legislative documents, collection arrangement, reshelving, binding, graphics, general repairs and space planning
  • Explains and assists in the use of reference sources, catalogs, indexes and automated data bases
  • Describes and demonstrates procedures for searching catalog files
  • Searches catalog files and shelves to locate information
  • Assists patrons in locating and obtaining materials through interlibrary loan procedures
  • Ensures security, proper protection, care and preservation of library materials
  • May supervise the daily operations of a law library as the sole librarian
  • May develop a library collection through reviewing the library' use, assessing the library's needs, selecting appropriate acquisitions and recommending new purchases
  • May participate in the deacquisitions process
  • May monitor a book budget through accounting procedures, invoice authorization, expenditure analysis and cost projections
  • May provide library orientation tours
  • May assemble and arrange displays of books and other library materials
  • May compile statistics and prepare reports as required for department planning
  • Participates in special projects as assigned
  • Acts as a liaison with other libraries and professional organizations
  • Performs related duties as required.

 

Minimum Qualifications Required

Knowledge, Skill and Ability:  

  • Knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science including classification systems, reference sources and techniques, acquisitions, cataloging and filing, bibliographic sources of information and library automation
  • Knowledge of library administration principles and techniques
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Oral and written communication skills; computer skills
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems relating to library methods and procedures.

 

Experience and Training

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

 

Substitutions Allowed:  Three years of experience as a Law Librarian Trainee may be substituted for the General Experience.

 

A Law Librarian I may be advanced to the class of Law Librarian II after receiving a satisfactory performance evaluation and meeting the experience requirements for the II level.

 

Special Requirement:  Incumbents in this class may be required to travel in the course of their daily work.

 

Primary work location is Hartford; may be required up to two days a week to work at other locations. 

 

Starting Salary $62,080 - plus benefits

For complete information regarding the position and to apply, please go to https://jud.ct.gov/external/news/jobs/ .  Applications must be received by May 13, 2019. 

Please note:   Applicants should reference posting number 19-1000-040.

 

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Lending Services Librarian, Bunker Hill Community College, Boston, MA

Summary of Job Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of the Library and Learning Commons, this position will work in the Bunker Hill Community College Library & Learning Commons on the Charlestown campus.  

This position is for up to 18.5 hours per week and includes evening shifts.

 

Primary Job Duties

  • Interacts and provides assistance to patrons (students, faculty, staff and guests) in identifying, locating and accessing information online. 
  • Provide instructional services and research assistance in individual and group settings using print and electronic sources.
  • Provide technology assistance and troubleshooting of issues with computers, printers and other equipment.
  • Assist in the development of guides (online/electronic and in print) to improve access and use of information including, but not limited to the navigation of databases, style and format guides, subject-specific guides, copyright, and plagiarism.
  • Assist Lending Services Coordinator with course reserves and other Lending Services functions as needed

 

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science (M.L.I.S. or M.L.S.).
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems
  • Ability to work this position's specific schedule
  • Proven ability to provide information literacy workshops for students and faculty.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population
  • Excellent leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Strong communication skills- written and oral
  • Proficiency in MS Office suite

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Proficiency using Evergreen ILS 
  • One to two years of post-Master's degree experience involving library operations, Information Literacy, library information systems, and reference experience in an academic library, preferably in a community college library.

 

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to Vivica Pierre, Library Director, at vpi30887@bhcc.mass.edu.


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Assistant Director for Technology and Innovation, Woburn Public Library, Woburn, MA

Posting Date: April 25, 2019

Closing Date: May 8, 2019

Salary Range: 82,000-92,000

 

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

 

The Assistant Director for Technology and Innovation will coordinate the library's user experience efforts, for both physical and online library environments as well as be responsible for developing and implementing physical and digital space designs, automation of materials processing and handling, technology projects, and programs designed to improve the overall user experience of the Library. The focus will be on streamlining the customer/user experience so people may spend more time engaging with and utilizing our facility than figuring out how it works.

 

Reporting directly to the Library Director, the Assistant Director for Technology and Innovation will take an active role in identifying areas for improvements in customer engagement, operational efficiency, and community utilization. S/he will participate in the formulation of library policies regarding the implementation and use of emerging General Purpose Technologies (AI, Blockchain, VR, AR, etc.) in the public library setting. S/he will take a leadership role researching, developing and implementing qualitative solutions across physical and digital spaces within and outside both facilities and across all service/department areas. 

 

The Assistant Director for Technology and Innovation will have general oversight of the library processes as they impact the library's ability to deliver a phenomenal user experience to the community, participate in strategic planning, and assist with grant writing and donor relationships. This individual will also engage in offering a wide array of programming, workshops, and classes to the community and staff including but not limited to technology, Maker & STEAM activities and other emerging areas of need.  

 

The position is additionally responsible for systems administration at the Woburn Public Library and assists in the oversight of the facility. Recommends, implements, and manages the Library's information and support technology needs including servers, local area network, wireless networking, internet access, staff and public computer workstations and devices, and printers and other peripheral hardware and software.

  • Maintains liaison with vendors and City's IT department.
  • Monitors and tracks technology project and line-item budgets and expenditures. 

 

Under the general supervision of the Library Director and Assistant Director, the Assistant Director for Technology and Innovation participates in administrative, professional, and supervisory duties. This position will have responsibility for the training and supervision of employees with regard to use and integration of technology into all services, collections, public engagement strategies, outreach, and spaces of the public library.

  • Trains staff in the operation of library technology. 
  • Recommends changes in staffing requirements to meet changing schedules and transforming user experiences.     
  • Performs all other library work and participates in special library projects as required or necessary.

 

Background Desired:

● Experience working in a networked leadership development environment 

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

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

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

Prior experience managing a Makerspace and with the integration of VR, AR, and other emerging GPTs, into public service environments

● Kindness, patience, and flexibility  

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

● MLS degree required

 

To Apply:

Please submit via email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Bonnie Roalsen, Library Director, at broalsen@minlib.net. This is a union position, Local 4928 Mass Library Staff Association. The City of Woburn is an EOE/AA Employer

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Consulting and Training Services Director, Massachusetts Library System (MLS), Marlborough, MA

The Massachusetts Library System (MLS) seeks an experienced leader, strategic thinker, creative problem solver, and enthusiastic library advocate to guide the development and implementation of consulting and training services to more than 1,600 multi-type libraries throughout Massachusetts. This vacancy was created by the promotion of the current Consulting and Training Services Director to Executive Director.

The Massachusetts Library System operates out of two offices, in Marlborough and Northampton, MA.

Massachusetts libraries are champions in resource sharing with a long history of strong collaboration. The MLS is a key player among the stakeholders who advocate for and strive to develop libraries and library services in the Commonwealth. The Consulting and Training Services Director will lead a talented team of trainers, project managers, and support staff and work closely with the Executive Director and as a member of the Leadership Team.

Download the Consulting and Training Services Director position description.  https://www.masslibsystem.org/wp-content/uploads/Consulting-Training-Director.docx

 

This position will remain open until filled with preference given to applications received by May 31, 2019. Please provide a letter of application, resume, salary expectations, and the names and contact information of three professional references. We will notify candidates prior to contacting references. Send applications to employment@masslibsystem.org. Please state "Consulting and Training Services Director Application" in your subject line. All applications will be acknowledged by return email.

 

About the Massachusetts Library System (MLS)

Our mission states: "The Massachusetts Library System, a state-supported collaborative, fosters cooperation, communication, innovation, and sharing among member libraries of all types. The MLS promotes equitable access to excellent library services and resources for all who live, work, or study in Massachusetts." The MLS Team is committed to providing services that benefit and contribute to the library profession's core values: diversity, inclusion, equity of access to information, free expression, privacy, and social justice.

Our organization was formed by the merger of six regional library systems in 2010. We were one of many groups of regional library systems that merged at that time as a result of that economic downturn. MLS is a member-driven not-for-profit corporation governed by a 15-member Executive Board, which is elected by the membership. MLS is funded chiefly by state appropriations through the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners and that funding has been slowly increasing since 2010 and exceeds $7.3 million per year. Current staffing stands at 25 FTE.

MLS has two offices; in Marlborough and in Northampton. Our Marlborough office is located 30 miles west of Boston (a thriving, rich cultural and historic city) and 18 miles east of Worcester (an emerging city with a growing cultural and business scene) in a suburban office park with easy highway access from I-495 and I-90 and outside the major rush hour traffic issues of the Boston area. Our Northampton office is located 20 miles north of Springfield in a thriving, lively city, in a bedroom community to UMASS/Amherst, and close to a major highway. Both locations offer a comfortable office with support, a meeting room, and modern training facilities.

 

About Massachusetts

CNBC ranked Massachusetts the smartest state* in the country. We like to think that our libraries have a lot to do with that. More people visit Massachusetts libraries in a year than attend the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics games combined!

When people are not visiting their libraries, they are able to enjoy the rich history that abounds in Massachusetts. The first settlements in Massachusetts are nearly 400 years old and our streets are filled with history that helped shape our nation.

Massachusetts' educational system continues to be among the best in the nation and the world. Massachusetts students recently scored top among world leaders on reading, science, and math tests. World class educational institutions include Harvard, MIT, Wellesley, Smith, Amherst, Tufts, and a hundred more.

Massachusetts is also home to Cape Cod, surrounded on nearly all sides by beaches, and the Berkshire Mountains with great hiking and camping. The Commonwealth boasts a vibrant arts and culture community, championship major sports teams and our progressive state was the first in the nation to approve marriage equality in 2004.

*(https://www.cnbc.com/2017/07/11/the-top-states-to-get-an-education-in-america-in-2017.html)

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Director of Research and Instructional Support, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) at Mount Holyoke College seeks a diverse pool of applicants for the key leadership position of Director of Research and Instructional Support (RIS).

 

Position Summary

Library, Information, and Technology Services (LITS) is committed to providing integrated library, information, and technology services and resources that enable a diverse community of students, faculty, and staff to creatively and productively advance the College's academic, administrative, and co-curricular goals.

Reporting to the Chief Information Officer and Executive Director of LITS, the Director of RIS will join a collaborative leadership team. The team is committed to building on each other's insight, experience, and expertise from across library, information, and technology areas to ensure LITS is responsive to the community, aligned with the College's mission and goals, and continually seeking ways to learn and improve. The Director of RIS will be excited by the opportunities and challenges ahead in the intertwined and rapidly evolving spheres of libraries, technology, and pedagogy and eager to lead a synergistic team of highly collaborative librarians and instructional technology professionals in providing both resources and services that promote the College's mission and vision.

 

Primary Position Responsibilities

    1. Inspire, lead and support the RIS team to be a high performing, collaborative, forward-looking "team of teams" and support the managers of Research Services, Digital Pedagogy, Collections and Scholarly Communications and the Language Resource Center in fostering an environment of innovation and user-centered engagement while balancing sustainability and a planful vision that furthers excellence in teaching, learning and research.
    2. Share leadership of LITS's organizational development to identify innovative and sustainable services, practices, and resources to advance the college's mission and goals.  
    3. Work to create a welcoming, accessible, and user-centered environment in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive.
    4. Be an effective and open communicator, advocate for RIS, and conduit in multiple directions for questions, needs, and innovative ideas and work to strengthen collaborations across the campus community through active promotion of the rich resources and services available through LITS.
    5. Plan and manage the RIS budget, including supporting the Librarian for Collection Development and the Associate Director in managing the budget for the library's collections.
    6. Actively seek opportunities for collaboration within the Five College consortium and across other peer, disciplinary, and professional networks in areas that resonate with institutional priorities such as data science and visualization, blended learning, open access, and digital humanities as well as a major project to transition to a next generation library system (FOLIO).
    7. Lead a continuous process of assessment and data-driven decision-making to ensure the RIS department's efforts are advancing the College's evolving teaching, learning, and research goals.

 

Required Education and Experience

  • While an advanced  degree in a field related to the position is preferred (such as Library and Information Science, Education, or Instructional Design), we welcome otherwise qualified candidates with credentials and experience that support the requirements of the position.
  • A significant record of successful team-based leadership, managerial, strategic planning, project management, and supervisory experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Knowledgeable in effective learning theories and pedagogical practices and assessment especially within a liberal arts college context; in the realm of academic libraries, collections, and information literacy frameworks; and, in the application of technology to enhance effective teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrated commitment to work effectively and build strong productive relationships with a diverse group of faculty, students, administrators, staff, and others across the organization and consortium. Active listener with the ability to understand and balance the needs of various constituent groups and reconcile competing priorities and limited resources.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) through evidence of having expanded services, programs, collections, and/or staff demographics in support of DEI.
  • Curiosity and enthusiasm for others' growth and success. Ability to inspire and foster innovation and to lead and guide change. Creativity, flexibility, and a passion for supporting a collaborative work environment.

 

Desired Experience

We are actively building an organization that values the following skills and abilities. We want to talk with candidates who see themselves broadly reflected below:

  • possesses excellent and creative interpersonal, communication, organizational, and problem-solving skills;
  • embraces meaningful change; 
  • seeks to build a collaborative and culturally diverse environment; 
  • works effectively in both independent and team environments and manages multiple tasks and priorities effectively; 
  • leads initiatives from inception to implementation and successfully advocates for resources;
  • understands instructional design, library, information, and technology services in an academic setting; 
  • maintains a professional and tactful approach in all interactions and shows sensitivity to the diverse needs of users at all skill levels; 
  • prioritizes individuals' rights to privacy and confidentiality; and 
  • possesses an enthusiastic service orientation.

 

To Apply

Please visit the following link to view the full position. To apply in confidence please email a resume and cover letter to risdirector@itleadersearch.com.  Nominations and inquiries may be made by contacting Next Generation Executive Search Managing Partners Phil Goldstein at philgodstein@itleadersearch.com or Mary Beth Baker at mbobaker@itleadersearch.com.

 

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

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

 

Responsibilities

    Bibliographic Services

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

  • Establish cataloging priorities consistent with client-service expectations

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

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

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

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

  • Oversees batch loading and global editing of database records.

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

 

    SAILS Digital & Electronic Collections

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

    Training/Support

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

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

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

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



    Administrative

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

  • Participate in the annual budgeting process.

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

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

 

    Qualifications

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Experience with Symphony Workflows is highly desirable.

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

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

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

 

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



Application Instructions

Submit a cover letter, resume and three references as a PDF by email to employment@sailsinc.org with the subject line: Manager of Bibliographic and Digital Services. Position will remain open until filled. 

 

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Head of Children's Services, Patten Free Library, Bath, ME

The Patten Free Library, located in Bath, Maine, is a private non-profit library that serves the City of Bath and the Towns of Arrowsic, Georgetown, West Bath, and Woolwich.  (Total population served is 14,932.)

 

General Summary: This is a full-time salaried, professional-level position responsible for managing and administering all aspects of the Children's Department, including developing and maintaining the children's collections, services, and programs, and supervising staff and volunteers.  Work is performed under the general supervision of the Library Director with wide leeway to exercise independent judgment in carrying out professional duties. This position requires a high degree of independent initiative and coordination with Library Administration. 

 

Duties:

  • Plans, promotes, conducts and implements children's programs including storytimes, after school programs, Saturday programs, school and community outreach, summer reading, school vacation and other special events.  May delegate portions of programming to appropriate Department staff.
  • Evaluates and selects all children's materials for purchase, including print and audio/visual resources. May delegate portions of collection to appropriate Department staff.  Monitors materials budget.  Maintains and weeds collections as needed. 
  • Interviews, hires, trains, schedules and evaluates department staff. May participate in staff selection and training in other departments.
  • Establishes and maintains collaboration with area children's agencies and organizations.
  • Provides print and electronic reference and information services to the public in person, via telephone and computer; provides readers' advisory for children.
  • Instructs the public in the use of the Library's electronic catalog and Internet.
  • Performs circulation functions as needed, including issuing library cards and staffing the Children's Department circulation desk.
  • Performs computer troubleshooting for patrons in Children's Department.
  • Prepares and analyzes statistics and reports for the Department and the Library.
  • Assists and advises the Director with the composition and implementation of library policies. May serve on Board and/or Library committees.
  • Participates and cooperates with other department heads and the Director in achieving the overall objectives and goals of the Library.
  • Participates in library fundraising activities.
  • Attends professional meetings, workshops, and conferences.
  • Speaks in public as an advocate for children's library services.
  • May act as a liaison to community groups.
  • May perform additional tasks as required.

Performance knowledge, skills, abilities and personal characteristics:

  • Extensive knowledge of children's literature.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of creative and innovative children's programming.
  • Knowledge of child development.
  • Ability to foster positive community relations.
  • Ability to carry out assignments independently.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to plan and coordinate the work and staff of the Department.
  • Ability to manage a budget.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Initiative; innovativeness; resourcefulness; tact; good judgment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position: standing, bending, retrieving library materials from the shelves.

 

Qualifications:  A Master's Degree in Library or Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution; at least three to five years working in Children's Services and supervisory experience; experience in children's programming and collection development.

 

Conditions of Employment: Some evening and weekend hours required.

 

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to do this job.  The above is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required.

 

Salary: Commensurate with experience.

 

Benefits: Sick, vacation, and holiday time; health and dental insurance; life insurance; short and long-term disability; retirement plan.

 

How to Apply: Please email cover letter and resume to Lesley Dolinger, Library Director, at lesley.dolinger@patten.lib.me.us.  Applications accepted until the position is filled.

 

Start Date: July 2019

 

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Middle School Library Media Specialist, Masconomet Middle School, Boxford, MA

Job ID: 3083064

Application Deadline: May 3, 2019 

Posted: April 16, 2019

Starting Date: August 28, 2019

 

Job Description

To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information. To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and ethical users of information.

 

The Library Media Specialist should strive to instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information. The applicant will collaborate with classroom teachers and specialists to design and implement lessons and units of instruction and assess student learning and instructional effectiveness.

 

The Library Media Specialist will provide the leadership and expertise necessary to ensure that the school library program (SLP) is aligned with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and the school district, and is integral component of the learning/instructional program.

 

Requirements

  • Please include Cover Letter, Resume, Letters of Reference, Transcripts, & Certification/License.
  • Citizenship, residency or work visa required

 

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

 

Masconomet Regional School District is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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Access Services Evening Supervisor, Smith College, Northampton, MA

Smith College Libraries is hiring an Access Services Evening Supervisor to join our Access Services team.


As sole staff member on duty at the libraries central location, this position will be responsible for all aspects of access services in the evenings, including staffing, circulation services, facilities and security when the Access Services Manager is not present.  Working hours during the semester are generally 5:00pm - 1:00am (Sundays through Wednesday) and 2:00pm - 10:00pm on Thursdays. Hours may shift during certain times of the year depending on the hours the Library is open.


For more information and a link to apply, visit  https://smithcollege.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/smithcollege/job/Smith-College/Night-Circulation-Supervisor_R-201900106  


Smith College Libraries advance the mission and values of the College to educate women of promise for lives of distinction. We are currently re-envisioning the role of the libraries for the Smith community, including building a new library designed by Maya Lin and planning for new collaborative service models and spaces.  Smith College Libraries leads among liberal arts colleges in engaging its academic community in creating new knowledge, exploring ideas, stewarding the intellectual work of the community, and curating and preserving special and general physical and digital collections. 


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

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Multiple Positions, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield (MA) City Library seeks applications to work at our forward-looking, award-winning public library. We are recruiting candidates for Reference Librarian, Digital Services Librarian, and Branch Library Manager. Get excited about the possibilities of living and working in the city of Springfield by watching this video, then apply for the position that best suits you.

 

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

Excellent customer service orientation is needed for all jobs, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal. Bilingual abilities desirable (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other community language).

 

Reference Librarian--two positions

The two Reference Librarian positions are based at our Brightwood Branch and Forest Park Branch libraries. Each position may work with adults, children, and teens. The person selected for this position will have the following duties:

  • Responsible for providing reference and resource information and material and programs to the general public for the City of Springfield's Library Department. 
  • Responsible for assisting patrons to find and use library materials or provide referral to other sources and other similar duties pertaining to the Information Services department. 

Work is performed in accordance with accepted practices and procedures in the field of library sciences related to reference and resource material with considerable latitude for the exercise of independent professional judgment under the general direction of the Branch Manager who reviews work through observation, reports and conferences. 

 

Further job details and job applications are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary for a Reference Librarian is $47,619. MLS from an ALA-accredited library school is required, although candidates currently enrolled in library school may be considered at a pay differential with immediate upgrade to full salary upon proof of degree completion. The closing date for these positions is Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 11:59 pm ET. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply.

 

Digital Services Librarian

This position is based at our busy Central Library and is responsible for providing reference and information services to the public, offering programs, assisting with collection maintenance, updating and managing the library website, and supervising the library's participation in the Funding Information Network. The Digital Services Librarian is also responsible for digital collections and services and training in their use. Candidates should have an ALA-accredited MLS and 2 years of experience in a public library setting.

 

Further job details and job applications are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary for the Digital Services Librarian is $52,533. MLS from an ALA-accredited library school is required. The closing date for this position is Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 11:59 pm ET. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply.

 

Branch Manager--two positions

Two Branch Manager positions are available. One manages our Forest Park and East Forest Park branches, and the other manages the Indian Orchard and Brightwood branches, with responsibility for all branch functions. The person selected for this position will have the following duties:

 

  • Management of personnel, services and operations of assigned branches. 
  • Development and maintenance of collections; development of programs and services; planning of branch goals and objectives; and other similar duties. 
  • Work is performed with professional independent administrative judgment and decision in accordance with the policies and objectives of the Library Department, with review by the Library Director through reports and conferences. 

Supervision is exercised over other employees including supervisors, clerks, librarians, and pages.

 

Requirements include a Bachelor's degree and completion of an American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science. The preferred candidate will have five years of progressive professional library experience including some experience in library administration.

 

Further job details and job application are available on the City of Springfield's website. The annual salary is $62,233.20. The closing date for these positions is Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 11:59 pm ET. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply.

 

 

Further details and job applications for all positions are available on the City of Springfield's website. The City requires residency within one year of date of hire. Inquiries via email or  LinkedIn about these positions are welcome, but all applications must be filed on the City's website.  Branch photos and descriptions are available in this LinkedIn article

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Children's Librarian (Part-Time), Robbins Public Library, Boston, MA

Are you passionate about providing library services to the community, especially Children's Services? Do you want to work with positive and enthusiastic individuals committed to the highest level of service who strive for excellence in everything we do? You might be a great fit for Arlington!

General Statement of Duties and Responsibilities:  As part of the Children's Services team, the candidate will perform a wide variety of professional librarian work including, but not limited to, performing story times, purchasing materials, helping with promotional materials, running special programs such as book clubs or other programs, providing reader's advisory services and responding to reference questions at both the Children's Desk.


Supervision Received: The candidate will work under the general supervision of the Head of Children's Services

Supervision Exercised: The candidate will on occasion be asked to supervise pages and library assistants.

Schedule: Required to work some evenings and on average every third Saturday.

 

Qualifications

Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited and recognized school with a concentration in children's programming and literature.

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary

$28.72 - $35.82 per hour

 

Closing Date

Friday, May 3, 2019

How to Apply

Please apply through the Town of Arlington's Human Resources online application system:

https://www.arlingtonma.gov/Home/Components/JobPosts/Job/3494/181

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Adult Services Librarian, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

The Watertown Free Public Library is looking for a full time Adult Services Librarian. Our busy mid-sized library serves a diverse population of people with a broad catalog of needs. In one day visitors might ask for the telephone number of the CEO of a national company, directions to a local concert, help requesting scholarly books for a term paper, the 1852 address of their great great grandfather William, computer troubleshooting, how to learn English at the library, lessons on downloading ebooks, where they can 3D print, recommendations for the best current mystery, and how to get to the restroom. In addition to answering those questions our librarians plan and host programs, purchase new materials, maintain our collections, make recommendations to improve services, learn how to use new technology and keep updated on library trends.

 

This job might be for you if:

  • You like people and you get satisfaction from helping them. You understand that different people have different needs and you can think on your feet to give each person the type of service that is best for them. You provide equitable service.  
  • You are a professional risk-taker. You're comfortable trying new ideas. You want to succeed but aren't afraid to fail. You find the status-quo uninspired.
  • You are curious and thoroughly informed. You ask questions and remember the answers. You use all of the information you have to make good decisions. You have a breadth of knowledge that is useful in librarianship. 
  • You understand the value of technology and its importance to library patrons. You pay attention to tech trends and know how to talk about and instruct users.
  • Your interest is piqued by local history. You enjoy researching a community's past but are equally interested in finding ways to preserve the present for the benefit of future generations.
  • You thrive in a collaborative environment. You can see your role as part of a larger organization. You are committed to excellence for the benefit of yourself and the people you work with.
  • You are independent. You take responsibility for your professional development and hold yourself accountable.
  • You believe in the mission of libraries. You want a job in public service.

 

To land this job you have to be a librarian with an MLS and you have to have strong customer service experience. Your experience can be in a library, a bookstore, or restaurant, but you have to be been dedicated to providing solid, patron-focused customer service.

While not a requirement for the job, we are interested in meeting candidates with archives experience or demonstrated interest in local history. We have an extensive local history collection housed in a dedicated local history room that we are slowly working to make more discoverable to patrons. If you have interest in this we want to talk to you!

 

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

This is a full time (37 hours) union position. Benefits include healthcare, retirement, paid holidays, and generous sick and vacation time. The work schedule includes some nights and a weekend rotation. The hourly rate is $27.74 per hour.

View full job description

 

To apply, please email cover letter, resume, and list of three references in one PDF file to Caitlin Browne, Assistant Director at cbrowne@watertown-ma.gov. Review of applicants will begin Monday, April 29. Preferred start date is June 10, 2019.

 

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Assistant Director of Public Services, Colby College, Waterville, ME

Colby College Libraries [the Libraries] seek a new assistant director of public services who is thoughtful and courteous, creative and curious, adaptive and collaborative. The assistant director of public services leads, administers, and coordinates the operations of all of the Libraries' public service points and programs. The Libraries strive to be progressive, diverse, strategic, and collaborative with a talented and team-oriented group of professionals. The Libraries consist of three physical library spaces: Miller Library (the Humanities and Social Sciences library - considered the main library - and includes special collections and archives), Bixler Art and Music Library, and Olin Natural and Environmental Science Library. In addition, we are a member of the Colby-Bates-Bowdoin (CBB) consortium that provides opportunities for collaboration across our respective libraries. 


The ideal candidate will be fearless about rethinking the role and potential of public services in an academic library setting and understands and cares about libraries and recognizes that they are at the heart of academic institutions. We seek someone with a proven track record of work in public and/or access services and a vision for service excellence. This position is an opportunity to work with staff colleagues across the Libraries to imagine and create a future focused teaching, learning, and academic research library in a liberal arts environment. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity, and who recognize the importance of working within a diverse community of colleagues.



Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a dedicated staff in the continuous improvement and delivery of public services and programs at all library public service points and the storage facility 
  • Supervise a staff of 8 employees who coordinate and manage circulation, storage facility, course reserves, stacks maintenance, and resource sharing/ILL 
  • Provide leadership and innovation for the public services team while managing human, financial, and other resources to ensure efficient operations 
  • Coordinate public services staff development 
  • Oversee areas that employ the bulk of the Libraries' student employees (approximately 100 students in these areas on average) 
  • Support hiring, management, and development of student workers, and implement appropriate policies and training 
  • Establish strategic priorities (and assessment plans) for public services and implement necessary changes on an iterative basis 
  • Provide leadership to evaluate and improve the student employee program in collaboration with staff supervisors to create a cohesive training experience and a code of conduct for student workers 
  • Oversee and develop Libraries' public policies and procedures in collaboration with staff and the director 
  • Create consistent and shared documentation that articulates service procedures and workflows 
  • Oversee fee collection and material orders for staff and student work and operations 
  • Provide ongoing user needs assessment and service quality improvements related to facilities hours and maintenance, security, fines, and collections care 
  • Build and sustain relationships with students and the academic community 
  • May serve on College and Library committees, as required 
  • Compile annual statistics and reports related to above areas of responsibility to both assess services (and recommend changes) and to meet reporting requirements for annual reports and feasibility studies 
  • Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice



Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in education and experience 
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with internal and external parties to identify and resolve issues and adapt to changing priorities 
  • Minimum of three years of experience in public services in a library 
  • Strong written, presentation, and interpersonal communication skills including a professional, positive and approachable demeanor 
  • Service-centered orientation and exceptional problem-solving skills 
  • Demonstrated commitment to and/or clearly articulated philosophy on the role of public services in academic libraries 
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency in MS Office Suite and Google Apps 
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a team, establish priorities, and work collaboratively as a member of a diverse community 
  • Recent experience working in an academic library and managing students preferred 
  • Experience managing diverse staff and a philosophy about staff management and development is a plus 
  • Familiarity with integrated library system software and Innovative Interfaces products preferred 
  • Marketing, public relations, and/or graphic design skills helpful 
  • Valid driver's license required and must meet the College's Fleet Safety Policy requirements



Key Relationships:

This position has significant interaction with students, faculty, staff, and outside constituencies. This position may also work closely with CBB colleagues as well as colleagues in the Colby Writing Program, Colby Center for Teaching and Learning, Office of Information Technology Services, and the Colby Center for the Arts and Humanities.



Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:

General open office and campus environment. Position involves sitting, although frequent movement is necessary. Computer usage involving repetitive hand/wrist motion is also necessary. Occasional nights and weekends required to support department and related College events. Must have the ability to occasional lifting up to 30-50 pounds. 

 

To Apply:

Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply Now" button on the Colby College posting. Please submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:

Assistant Director of Public Services, Libraries - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
Colby College
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855

If you experience difficulty uploading your documents, you may submit any .doc or .pdf materials to hr@colby.edu. Please do not submit duplicate materials.

 

 

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Senior Research Analyst, Mintz, Boston, MA

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.  
  • Facility analyzing, working with and presenting data.
  • 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.

 


This job description is a general description of the types of responsibilities that are required of an individual in this job.  It is not intended to be a complete list of the responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required for this job.

 

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. is a general practice, full service Am Law 100 law firm employing approximately 500 attorneys serving clients worldwide. We are headquartered at One Financial Center in Boston's Financial District and have additional US offices in Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, as well as an office in London and a strong international practice. Mintz was founded in 1933 by Haskell Cohn and Benjamin Levin. The firm's Managing Member is Robert I. Bodian. Our collaborative attorneys work within four core practice areas -- Transactional, Intellectual Property, Litigation & Investigations, and Regulatory & Advisory - and combine legal, business, and industry insight to provide exceptional legal strategies for clients in a variety of industries.

 

Please View the Full Description and Apply Online: https://careers.mintz.com/viRecruitSelfApply/ReDefault.aspx?FilterREID=3

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GIS and Data Instructional Technologist, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA

Wellesley College is hiring a GIS and Data Instructional Technologist to provide high-level support for data-focused research and instruction across the curriculum. This position assists faculty and students using spatial and numeric data to develop and execute classroom assignments and research projects through individual consultations, classroom instruction, and technical workshops. This role supports software such as ArcGIS, SPSS, Stata, and spreadsheets, as well as flying drones for mapping, photogrammetry, and GIS projects.



The GIS and Data Instructional Technologist collaborates closely with faculty, instructional technologists, research and instruction librarians, and other colleagues across campus to develop and lead new programs supporting data-driven research and instruction, and to create an integrated support model for a range of specialized academic software used campus-wide.



As a member of the deeply-merged Research & Instructional Support (RIS) group, this role collaborates regularly with instructional technologists and research and instruction librarians on instructional and research projects, as well as provides support for services, programs and initiatives RIS is responsible for (such as Digital Scholarship). RIS team members leverage diverse specialties to support and develop scholarship and learning throughout the Wellesley community.



Principal Responsibilities

  • Prepares and delivers instruction and consultation on identifying and using appropriate information and technology resources in academic work. Supports faculty on the design and execution of course syllabi, course assignments and research projects.
  • Promotes the use of library and technology resources, and facilitates innovation by building and sustaining relationships with faculty, and providing appropriate programming and support.
  • Applies expertise to evaluating, selecting, deploying and supporting appropriate information and technology resources in support of the College's research and instruction needs.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with on and off-campus colleagues, and with assigned departments/programs/faculty to ensure the College's teaching, learning, and research needs are understood and met.
  • Participates in the work of the group. Provides services in LTS service locations, creates and maintains electronic content, and leads/participates in library and technical projects that improve the delivery of service to all constituents of the user community.



Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Demonstrated experience with ArcGIS Desktop, Pro and Online. Working knowledge of other spatial tools.
  • 3 years of experience providing instructional technology consulting, outreach, teaching, and support.
  • Basic data analysis skills including facility with spreadsheets such as Excel.
  • Experience with data visualization methods and tools.
  • Significant successful teaching experience.
  • Ability and willingness to assist people with a wide range of skill in quantitative analysis (beginner to advanced) of numeric/spatial data.



Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree.
  • Demonstrated experience with numeric and statistical analysis tools (SPSS, Stata, R, etc).
  • Substantial background in statistical/quantitative data analysis.
  • Experience performing data analysis on commonly used data sources (e.g., IPUMS, US Census, ICPSR, International Financial Statistics, etc.).
  • Experience supporting Digital Scholarship or Digital Humanities methods, tools, and projects.
  • Experience with qualitative or textual data.
  • Project management skills and experience.



Skills and Abilities

The following are essential to successfully performing this role. We're looking for candidates who embody these qualities:

  • Works effectively in both independent and team environments and able to move quickly between them.
  • Able to set priorities and manage multiple tasks.
  • Seeks to build a collaborative, accessible, and culturally diverse environment. Has an awareness of the implications of technology as it relates to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Sensitive to the diverse needs of people at all skill levels.
  • Enthusiastic service orientation.
  • Broad knowledge of instructional practices and associated supporting technologies including software, hardware, and peripherals and their appropriate use for instruction/research.
  • Possesses excellent and creative communication and problem-solving skills
  • Able to independently acquire new skills.



How to Apply

Apply online at: http://bit.ly/WCGISData

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

About UMass Amherst

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.

 

About UMass Amherst Libraries

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. 

 

Job Summary

Reporting to the Associate Dean of Library Technology and the Five Colleges Librarians Council through the Dean of Libraries, the Library System Coordinator - Five Colleges Consortium position leads the management and ongoing utilization of the Five Colleges' library software platform, related projects and auxiliary services.  Currently the Five Colleges has started the process of implementing FOLIO, which is a collaboration of libraries, developers and vendors building an open source library services platform.  Working with the UMass Amherst Libraries staff, the primary library system contact(s) at each of the Five College member libraries, the FOLIO Implementation Team, and the Five Colleges functional committees, the Coordinator facilitates communication and project efforts among the libraries and within the shared FOLIO system.  This includes maintaining common configuration tables, troubleshooting problem reports, writing custom reports, advising on workflow, coordinating communications with external support, and providing training and documentation to library staff.  This position serves as the information conduit between the FOLIO community and the Five Colleges Libraries, including advocacy, special Library Services Platform related projects, and interaction with auxiliary services.  The incumbent is expected to maintain a broad and detailed mastery of FOLIO, and interactions between FOLIO and other systems (including EBSCO Discovery), and other core applications while contributing to and advancing the collaborative vision of the Five Colleges Libraries.

 

Essential Functions

  • Oversees ongoing implementation of the Five College Library system (FOLIO).  Working in consultation with the UMass Amherst Libraries DRMS Unit and Library Technology Services Department staff, the primary FOLIO contact(s) at each of the member libraries, the FOLIO Implementation Team and the other functional committees, formulates, disseminates, implements, administers and revises related policies and procedures as required.
  • Evaluates, recommends, and implements information technologies for continued improvement, maintenance, and administration of the FOLIO library system, related projects and auxiliary services, including:
    • Coordinating installation and implementation of software upgrades and system enhancements;      
    • Maintaining and compiling data imports and exports;
    • Testing of system parameters of all new functions and external connections (such as Z39.50, NCIP);
    • Interactions between FOLIO and other systems like EDS, GOBI and local campus systems.
    • Running management reports and other batch jobs;
    • Creating and maintaining documentation and coordinating support and training for staff;
    • Writing reports and supporting reporting applications; and,
    • Working on special projects as necessary.
  • Coordinates communication and efforts of the FOLIO implementation team and other committees dealing with the specific functional aspects of the consortial library system.
  • Works collaboratively with UMass Amherst Libraries staff to provide software support for the Five Colleges library systems, related projects and auxiliary services.
  • Maintain current knowledge of trends and best practices as they impact academic libraries.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library sciences - or equivalent degree - from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country.or Master's degree in another area combined with minimum one (1) year experience administering library management systems.
  • Minimum of one (1) years of experience in a library or with a library software vendor.
  • Demonstrated understanding of MARC, other metadata formats and Unicode character encodings.
  • Demonstrated experience managing library systems.
  • Demonstrated experience with JSON and/or XML;
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and stay current with technical developments.
  • Understanding of library operations.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with JavaScript, Python, PERL and/or other languages

Rank and Salary Commensurate with Skills and Experience:

Librarian II salary floor is $60,500

Librarian III salary floor is 68,500.  Salary commensurate with experience.

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/499588/library-system-coordinator-five-colleges-consortium and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by May 17th, 2019 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. 

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Senior Resource Specialist, Mintz, Boston, MA

Under the direction of the Manager, Resources and Systems, the Senior Resource Specialist works as part of the team to make sure that our collection of materials, both hard copy and electronic is accurate, comprehensive and easily available to attorneys and administrators firm-wide. 

 

Responsibilities:  

Department Administration 

  • Assist the Manager, Resources and Systems with the creating and implementation of goals related to the ILS, collection access, and technical services.
  • Define, document and maintain department procedures related to all Research Service ILS modules. 
  • Identify ILS best practices. 
  • Provide analysis using data from ILS of our collection firm-wide. 
  • Troubleshoot technical and data delivery issues with ILS.
  • Maintain current and accurate documentation relevant to assigned sections/practices and locations.  

 

Collection Management

  • Lead outsourced service employees in California, New York and DC.
  • Manage acquisitions, cataloging, serial controls, filing and other collection maintenance and other resource maintenance tasks for California, New York, DC and ML Strategies.
  • Ensure accuracy of all systems and data.
  • Process and reconcile invoices, evaluate and suggest cost saving options for California, New York, DC and ML Strategies.
  • Participate in budget recommendations and monitors expenditures and budget California, New York, DC and ML Strategies.
  • Provide backup resource management for Boston and London.
  • Maintain department publisher and vendor records, including the publisher contacts in Outlook and vendor correspondence public folders in desksite.
  • Review, evaluate and recommend new resources. 
  • Recommend format for access and make suggestions for the best way to make resources available.
  • Maintain current knowledge of Firm software solutions (Chrome, Elite, etc.) and is the department resource for training and reporting issues.

 

Orientation, Training and Knowledge Sharing Services

  • Serve as practice, subject, industry and/or type of research specialist in areas identified by the Director and Manager, Resources and Systems.
  • 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.
  • Assist in developing content for the intranet and other internal firm meetings.

 

Continuing Education and Communication

  • Actively participate by sharing knowledge in team and department meetings and by contributing to internal knowledge sharing systems.
  • Maintain current knowledge of developments in information and research services.
  • Maintain current knowledge of resources relevant to the firm's key practice areas and assigned geographic locations.
  • Active participation of the ILS related listservs/groups and stay on top of improvements and changes with the software.
  • Communicate clearly and courteously with patrons and staff.

 

Other Duties 

  • Promote the services of the team and the department Firm wide.
  • Participate in, or leads, special projects as assigned.
  • Conduct business in compliance with the Firm copyright and licensing policy.
  • Assume additional responsibilities as requested. 

 

 

Qualifications:

  •  Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited school or equivalent degree required.
  • 3+ years' experience providing technical services and basic reference in a law firm or corporate environment. Solid familiarity with legal collections is strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of research resources as well as print and electronic resources in the fields of study relevant to the firm's practice areas.
  • Proficiency with a wide variety of relevant research services.
  • Ability to analyze, evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of sources.
  • 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.
  • 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.

 

 

This job description is a general description of the types of responsibilities that are required of an individual in this job.  It is not intended to be a complete list of the responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required for this job.

 

Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C. is a general practice, full service Am Law 100 law firm employing approximately 500 attorneys serving clients worldwide. We are headquartered at One Financial Center in Boston's Financial District and have additional US offices in Los Angeles, New York City, San Diego, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, as well as an office in London and a strong international practice. Mintz was founded in 1933 by Haskell Cohn and Benjamin Levin. The firm's Managing Member is Robert I. Bodian. Our collaborative attorneys work within four core practice areas -- Transactional, Intellectual Property, Litigation & Investigations, and Regulatory & Advisory - and combine legal, business, and industry insight to provide exceptional legal strategies for clients in a variety of industries.

 

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

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Head of Circulation, Weymouth Public Libraries, Weymouth, MA

The Weymouth Public Libraries is in need of a proven professional and self-starting library leader interested in being a key member of a progressive, dynamic library system. We seek an innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service-oriented professional librarian to help lead the Weymouth Public Libraries.

 

As the Head of Circulation, a successful candidate will need to lead this critical department, develop strategies to meet changing patron needs, and ensure staff and patrons comply with current policies and procedures. Our culture of "Yes!" has resulted in a large growth in programs and services for grateful and increasingly engaged library patrons and local decision makers. Our new $33-million, 50,000-square-foot main library is scheduled to open in the summer of 2020.

 

Supervision

Works under the administrative direction of the Director of Library Services. Generally establishes own work plan and priorities, using and/or modifying established procedures, to complete the work in accordance with established departmental policies and standards.

 

Provides general supervision for all circulation department staff, including those at branch libraries, providing staff with up-to-date instructions and guidance. Ensures that circulation staff have an understanding of, and are compliant with, library policies and procedures. Has access to confidential information regarding patron records and personnel issues.

 

Job Environment

Work is performed under typical office and library conditions. The work environment is moderately quiet. Daily contact with library patrons requiring excellent customer services skills. Some contact with other town departments, vendors, and other library organizations by phone, in person, and in writing.

 

Essential Functions

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

  • Oversees the daily operations of the circulation department, including the library's busiest public service desk.
  • Keeps abreast of current and emerging library trends and ensures effective training of staff as appropriate
  • Ensures the department runs smoothly and efficiently by assigning daily and weekly work assignments or long-term projects to all circulation staff, including branch library staff.
  • Advises Director of Library Services on circulation policies and procedures, offers creative solutions and suggestions to keep the library on the cutting edge of equal access, community involvement, and patron satisfaction with direct daily library services.
  • Assists in the creation of the Long-Range Plan, Annual Action Plan, and other strategic planning.
  • Oversees the successful management of the Museum pass program including implementing strategies to increase circulation and expand program where possible.
  • Meets regularly with other department heads to coordinate departmental projects and activities, and ensure consistent service across all areas of the library.
  • Assists in growth of our Library of Things by advising on best practices for circulation.
  • Creates and distributes circulation reports generated by the integrated library system to run the department efficiently. Occasionally works with OCLN Central Site staff on more complex reporting.
  • Acts as the liaison to the Massachusetts Library System in regards to the daily delivery, troubleshooting when necessary.
  • Mediates and resolves escalated patron issues with the goal of maintaining excellent public service.
  • Provides reference services and covers the reference desk as needed.
  • Keeps up to date on current technology and digital collections and services offered by the library in order to assist patrons with computers and devices.
  • Collaborates with other library departments and seeks to grow our opportunities for community outreach.
  • Advises on social media and public relations.
  • Assists other departments in grant implementation as needed.
  • Oversees circulation department's involvement in the conception, creation, and maintenance of displays at all libraries in order to promote collections, programs and services.
  • Understands the importance of professional development and participates on OCLN committees, attends workshops, and seeks to be a library leader in the region.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Required Minimum Qualifications

  • Education and Experience Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school required.
  • Three years library and/or management experience preferred.
  • Prior experience in a circulation department and/or with SirsiDynix ILS is a plus.

 

Knowledge, Ability, and Skill

  • Strong understanding of public library operations and procedures, including integrated library systems.
  • Working knowledge of reference services and current technology.

 

  • A strong public service commitment.
  • Ability to train and direct the work of subordinates.
  • Ability to meet and deal with people appropriately and effectively.
  • Ability to initiate ideas and projects.
  • Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to operate a keyboard, computer, telephone and standard office equipment.
  • Ability to move between tasks with patience, flexibility and ease.

 

  • Strong computer skills.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Light physical effort required in carrying and shelving books, and in performing other typical library functions.
  • Frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching, and climbing.
  • Ability to operate a keyboard at an efficient speed.
  • Frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with arms and hands.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move items weighing up to 30 pounds.

 

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.

 

Salary

Salary starts at $52,055.99 and increases over nine steps to $73,988.26

 

Closing Date

04/30/2019

 

How to Apply

The first step in applying for a job with the Town of Weymouth is to fill out a job application. All successful applicants must have an official Town of Weymouth job application form on file regardless of the position for which they are applying. The job application form can be found at https://www.weymouth.ma.us/human-resources/pages/employment-opportunities. Applicants interested in applying can send their resume and application either by fax to 781-682-3561, by email to jobs@weymouth.ma.us, or by mail or in person to Human Resources, 182 Green Street, N. Weymouth, MA 02191. Questions can be directed to Human Resources at 781-340-5010

 

 

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Head of Reference and Adult Services, Weymouth Public Libraries, Weymouth, MA

The Weymouth Public Libraries is in need of a proven professional and self-starting library leader interested in being a key member of a progressive, dynamic library system. We seek an innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service-oriented department head to provide professional reference and adult services. We seek an individual who is as equally dedicated to the community as to librarianship. Our culture of "Yes!" has resulted in a large growth in programs and services for grateful and increasingly engaged library patrons and local decision makers. Our new $33-million main library is scheduled to open in the summer of 2020.

 

Essential Functions

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

  • In preparation for the opening of our new 50,000-square-foot library in the summer of 2020, home to a local history center, digital media lab, and large young adult space and program room, actively participates in planning, strategizing, updating policies, and managing the collection.
  • Supervises all activities, programs, and services of the Reference Department and Young Adult Services.

  • Assists direct reports by providing general reference service using print and electronic resources and reader's/listener's/viewer's advisory service to patrons of all ages.

  • Coordinates and participates in library instruction and reference use program, actively promoting the program and marketing it to patrons and the community through outreach and publicity.
  • With direction from and involvement of the Assistant Director of Library Services, develops a full range of community-relevant adult programming including but not limited to author events (we have hosted more than 100 local and NYT-bestselling authors in recent years including Jacqueline Winspear, Elin Hilderbrand, Craig Johnson and Ian Rankin), music and arts programs, book clubs, genealogy and local history events, and community-wide efforts such as the LSTA-funded All Aboard Greenbush.

  • Responsible for programming from stage of conception through planning, publicity, execution, and follow up.
  • Responsible for collection development in the areas of print and non-print reference and adult nonfiction, as well as a growing Library of Things.

  • Manages collection through reports and accepted practices of weeding.
  • Responsible for creation of effective marketing materials across all platforms, using current graphic design tools such as Canva.
  • Researches and writes comprehensive and persuasive grant applications to corporations, foundations, and local, state, and federal agencies.
  • Maintains the local history collection focusing on preservation and security and developing greater access for patrons using current technologies.
  • Assists patrons with the online public access catalog and public technology.

  • Updates library website and social media as needed to promote reference services and adult programming.
  • Meets regularly with other department heads to coordinate departmental projects and activities, and ensure consistent service across all areas of the library.
  • Active and influential participation expected on library network committees and/or statewide committees as needed.

 

Supervision

Works under the general supervision of the Library Director. Performs library duties at the professional level in assuming immediate charge and responsibility over the Reference Department, including the Young Adult Services Librarian.

 

Job Environment

Work is performed under typical office and library conditions. The work environment is moderately quiet. Occasionally required to work outside of normal business hours. In addition, may be required to work on weekends and evenings when staffing levels and staffing situations dictate.

 

Operate computer and other standard office equipment. Experience working with an integrated library system and emerging technology. Familiarity, comfort, and skill with downloadable media, blogs, social networks, and website maintenance.

 

Daily contact with library patrons, other town departments, vendors, and other library organizations by phone, in person, and in writing.

 

Required Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • Master's degree in library and information sciences from an ALA-accredited school and at least three years of professional library experience.

 

Knowledge, Ability, and Skill

  • Thorough knowledge of library principles, practices, and current trends and resources in reference.
  • Knowledge of and comfort with emerging library/information technology skills and trends.
  • Have a broad understanding of archival practice and technology-related activities.

 

  • Ability to work creatively, effectively, independently, and cooperatively with colleagues, patrons, and the community at large.
  • Ability to foster open communication and cooperative relationships.
  • Ability to troubleshoot software and hardware.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with local media representatives as needed.

 

  • Excellent skills in supervision, interpersonal relations, and written, oral, and online communication.
  • Excellent customer service skills required.
  • Excellent organizational, planning, and problem-solving skills.
  • Must have superior skills in the area of reference and reader's/listener's/viewer's advisory.
  • Must be comfortable with and have a history of public speaking and presentation experience.

 

Physical Requirements

  • Light physical effort required in carrying and shelving books, and in performing other typical library functions.
  • Frequent standing, walking, bending, reaching, and climbing.
  • Ability to operate a keyboard at an efficient speed.
  • Frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to finger, handle, feel, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with arms and hands.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move materials weighing up to 20 pounds.

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.

 

Salary

Salary starts at $52,055.99 and increases over nine steps to $73,988.26

 

Closing Date

04/30/2019

 

How to Apply

The first step in applying for a job with the Town of Weymouth is to fill out a job application. All successful applicants must have an official Town of Weymouth job application form on file regardless of the position for which they are applying. The job application form can be found at https://www.weymouth.ma.us/human-resources/pages/employment-opportunities. Applicants interested in applying can send their resume and application either by fax to 781-682-3561, by email to jobs@weymouth.ma.us, or by mail or in person to Human Resources, 182 Green Street, N. Weymouth, MA 02191. Questions can be directed to Human Resources at 781-340-5010

 

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Part-Time Assistant Archivist, Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT

The Western Connecticut State University Archives is seeking a part-time (between 15 and 20 hours per week)* assistant archivist.  Assists with the accessioning, processing, description and cataloging of archival materials and monographs in the Special Collections library. The position also requires strong research skills with a positive customer service ethic.  This position will provide exposure to most of the current best-practices in the field of archives and the implementation of the current technological tools of the trade.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Assists with archival processing

  2. Data entry

  3. Research on provenance and biographical background related to collections

  4. Composition of biographical and other notes for finding aids

  5. Application of name, type and subject authorities and thesauruses

  6. Responding to patron research requests

  7. Assist with exhibit preparation and installation

  8. Performs miscellaneous housekeeping duties as needed


Minimum Job Requirements:

ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS or equivalent


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  1. Proven research skills

  2. Ability to lift 40 lbs

  3. Attention to detail

  4. Working knowledge and understanding of EAD, XML, and MARC

  5. Working knowledge and understanding of spreadsheets

  6. Strong communication skills.

  7. Proven ability to work independently


* Part-time hours initially must fall between 8AM and 4PM, Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and 8AM and 9PM on Wednesday.


To Apply:

Please contact the WCSU Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, Brian Stevens, at StevensB@wcsu.edu. 

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Instruction and Innovation Librarian, The Taft School, Watertown, CT

The Taft School seeks a full-time Instruction and Innovation Librarian for an August 2019 start date. This position will be responsible for overseeing the Library/Information Literacy instruction program and will actively seek opportunities to collaborate with subject teachers.

 

The position will also be charged with leveraging existing and emerging technologies to foster exploration, innovation, creativity, and curiosity in community members. Taft seeks a dynamic librarian who will be an active participant in our academic, co-curricular, athletic, and residential programs. Teaching experience preferred, MLS/MLIS required. 

 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Interested applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, resume, and the names of three references to the online application at www2.taftschool.org/employment/faculty. Please contact Dean of Faculty Edie Traina (etraina@taftschool.org) with any questions.

 

Founded in 1890, The Taft School is a coeducational boarding school for 590 students in grades nine through post-graduate. Living where they learn, academically talented students from all over the world are guided by an extraordinary faculty on a 220-acre campus in western Connecticut. With the motto "Not to be served but to serve" as a moral foundation, Taft graduates matriculate at our nation's leading colleges and universities. More can be learned about The Taft School at www.taftschool.org.  

 

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LTS Account Support Specialist, EBSCO Industries, Inc., Contoocook, NH

Date: Apr 11, 2019

Location: Contoocook, NH, US, 03229

Company: EBSCO Industries Inc

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

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

 

Mission

The mission of the LTS Account Support Specialist is to provide technical service support to customers, departmental and company personnel, to ensure that customers' needs and requirements for the supply of MARC records and other services are interpreted and implemented accurately. The LTS Account Support Specialist works to determine feasible and satisfactory account specifications, and to ensure a high-quality experience for customers who are configuring new or significantly changing Technical Services accounts.

 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Works with customers, GOBI Customer Service, GOBI/EIS Sales, and other GOBI business units as needed to design, refine and implement new or revised technical services for customers.
  • Develops, documents, and maintains customer profiles for GOBI library technical services. Evaluates the quality of customer experience for new and existing accounts and provides timely feedback to Technical Service management.
  • Provides input for the establishment of system policies and procedures, standards and schedules. Drafts and revises documentation and procedures according to established guidelines.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks, and participating in professional societies.
  • Protects operations by keeping information confidential.
  • Additional duties or responsibilities as assigned by management.

 

Required Qualifications 

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science required or 2+ years of library experience, preferably in a technical services environment.
  • 2+ years working in a direct customer contact role.
  • 2+ years of MS Office, Outlook, and Explorer experience.
  • 1+ years of cataloging standards and best practices experience.
  • 2+ years Library of Congress classification system experience.
  • 2+ years of the Dewey Decimal classification system.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in individual and group settings.
  • Excellent reading comprehension skills.
  • Demonstrated attention to detail.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit in front of a personal computer 6-7 hours a day, use hands and fingers, reach with hands and arms, push book carts and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally walk and lift/move up to 35 pounds. Specific vision requirements include close vision. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with academic library technical services operations.
  • Proficiency in applying academic library standards and best practices.
  • Experience working in a sales role.
  • Experience coordinating, supervising or reviewing the work of others.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships with company departments, with professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Highly developed organizational skills to keep information accessible and work systematically and efficiently.

 

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

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



Nearest Major Market: Concord 

Nearest Secondary Market: Manchester 

Job Segment: Supply, Operations

 

Please apply on our website:  https://careers.ebscoind.com/ebscoinformationservices/job/Contoocook-LTS-Account-Support-Specialist-1-NH-03229/550995200/

Or call Lisa at 603-746-8839, if you have any questions.

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Library Media Specialist, St. Joseph Elementary School, Needham, MA

Saint Joseph Elementary School is seeking a full-time MA certified Library Media Specialist. This position provides library media services and lessons to students in Pre-K through grade five while overseeing the daily management and routines of the school library that is accessed by students through 8th grade and staff as well, with the assistance of two library-assigned paraprofessionals (1 FTE).


The candidate needs to have a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association. A highly qualified candidate will also hold MA state certification as a school librarian and have completed a teacher preparation program and/or educational degree.


Please send resume to Charlotte Kelly at ckelly@saintjoes.com

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

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

 

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



Essential Job Functions

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



Qualifications

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

Preferred Qualifications

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

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

 

Education Required:

  • BA/BS
  • MLS



To Apply:

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

 

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

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Librarian II - Circulation Services, Reading Public Library, Reading, MA

Reading Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, dynamic, and collaborative team leader, Librarian II, (Circulation Services) to join our Collection Services team.


The successful candidate will be innovative and eager to explore new ways technology can improve the patron experience, as well as optimize access to the library's physical and digital collections.  In addition to overseeing the automated technology within the Circulation Division, the Librarian II will lead by example, motivating and providing support to the Circulation Staff and Pages. The Reading Public Library is a busy, high energy workplace with a culture of collaboration and growth. The position requires excellent communication, interpersonal, and time management skills. 


This is a full time, 37.5 hours a week position. Schedule will include one evening and a Saturday rotation.


Applications should include resume, cover letter, and Town of Reading Employment application (https://www.readingma.gov/administrative-services/human-resources/files/employment-application-2016), and will be accepted in the Human Resources Office, 16 Lowell Street, Reading, MA 01867 and online at www.readingma.gov until the position is filled.

 

A full Job Description is available at the Town of Reading website or by contacting Judith Perkins, Human Resources Director (https://www.readingma.gov/users/jperkins/contact).

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Access Services Librarian, Pine Manor College, Newton, MA

Department: Annenberg Library 
Reports to: Director of Library 
FLSA: Full time, Non-Exempt, Benefit-Eligible 
Salary: $48,000
Effective Date: July 1st, 2019

 

Position Summary

This position is responsible for growing the graduation rate and student retention through exemplary service to students and support to professional staff. We are a small, creative team looking for an applicant who shares our user-oriented and mission driven philosophy. Under the direction of the Director of Library Services, the Access Services Librarian is responsible for stewardship of the library during evening hours throughout the school year. We are searching for an individual passionate about diverse patron service in an evolving academic setting. The position supports PMC students' success throughout their time at the college by aiding in access to materials and providing relevant informational resources to support their studies.



Position Scope

Essential Job Functions:

  • Provides excellent customer service to all library patrons
  • In collaboration with the DLS: hires, trains, schedules and supervises work study staff
  • Responsible for student worker payroll verification and submittal
  • Library reserves manager. Solicits materials from faculty, processes reserves, answers copyright questions
  • Manages circulation and reference services in the evening, including:
  • Shelves and shelf-reads materials
  • Check library materials in and out
  • Register new patrons
  • Processes holds
  • Provides research assistance
  • Creates and updates online research guides
  • Troubleshoot and assist patrons with use of library technology
  • Contributes to the development of documentation and training materials for Library Assistants and Work Study student workers
  • Manages and curates the Library's Special Collection:
  • Solicits new materials from various campus departments
  • Answers research requests using Special Collections materials
  • Maintains and preserves the collection
  • Promotes use of the collection through outreach to the PMC community and beyond
  • Assists in training, supervising, and mentoring Library Assistants
  • Creates work schedule for Library Assistants
  • Social media coordinator
  • Collaborates with staff to create and host programming to promote library use

Other:

  • Participates in collection development for one or more academic disciplines
  • Creates and maintains LibGuides in collection development areas
  • Incrementally trained to support technical services of the library (i.e. cataloging, acquisitions, & Interlibrary loans)
  • Open and close the library, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Library Services


Qualifications

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree requiredAcademic or public past library experience
  • Customer service experience required
  • Supervisory and training skills desirable
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience producing social media contentExperience working with archival materials
  • Experience working with adolescents from diverse backgrounds, many of whom are first in their families to attend college and/or international students.

 

Special Requirements
School in Session (Sun-Thu 2 pm-10pm) 
August & Winter Break (Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm)


To Apply

Please send your Cover letter and resume, with the job title in the subject line, to: MDavison@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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Librarian for Summer Program Support, Tufts University, Medford, MA

The Librarian for Summer Program Support will act as the Tisch Library liaison to the growing number of Tufts pre-college summer programs. They will coordinate and deliver library research instruction classes and individual consultations for several short-term intensive programs in residence at Tufts during the summer months with an audience of mainly high school students. This eight-week summer term position will work 35hours/week from mid-June to early August.

Full details are listed here:
https://tischlibrary.tufts.edu/summer-program-support-posting

 

Minimum Requirements

  • Master's Degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent
  • Experience providing library instruction


Preferred Experience

  • Experience providing library instruction to high school students or first year college students
  • Experience with English-language learners

 

Compensation

Salary is $30/hr. This is an eight-week summer position that does not offer benefits.

 

Closing Date

Applicant review will begin immediately.

 

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to Elliot Brandow, Team Lead for Social Sciences, Tisch Library: elliot.brandow@tufts.edu

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

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

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

 

Qualifications

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

 

Salary  Starting $51,516.48

How to Apply
Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references electronically to:
Donald Colon, Library Director  dcolon@ocln.org  Please no phone calls.

Closing Date: Until filled

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Literacy Coordinator, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse community with a collection of over 200,000 items!


Qualifications Include:

  • Master's Degree in Library Science, ESL, Education or related field five years of professional experience
  • Desire to develop, implement and supervise literacy services and associated programs; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional literacy service
  • Superior computer skills
  • Excellent communication, customer service and organizational abilities
  • Ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner.
  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Must pass a pre-employment physical with drug and alcohol screening, a Criminal Offenders Record Information (CORI) and a background check.
  • Full description available at Human Resources Department.


Duties Include:

  • Provides workshops and individual instruction to English Language Learners, including Adult Basic Education, the Internet, a variety of reference materials and products, computers and databases.
  • Initiates, develops and participates in cooperative efforts with community groups, organizations and other City departments including local schools, etc.
  • Provides assistance in locating information via all print and electronic sources.
  • Responds to customer questions and concerns.
  • Interprets and enforces library policies and regulations.
  • Refers customers to other departments or institutions as appropriate.


Preferred:

Fluency in Spanish and/or Haitian Creole; familiarity with III Sierra software.


Hours:

35 hours per week including staffing a public service desk a minimum of one evening per week, minimum of one Saturday and one Sunday per month year-round


Starting salary: $67,488. Excellent benefits.


Deadline to apply: April 26, 2019


Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in one complete pdf file:

  • Completed City of Waltham employment application (https://www.city.waltham.ma.us/human-resources-department)
  • Three letters of professional reference (Must be less than 2 yrs old. Also must be signed or sent directly from source)
  • Resume
  • Letter of interest to:
    • Mary Gullotti
    • Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451
    • MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us / 781-314-3356

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Outreach Reference Librarian, Springfield College, Springfield, MA

The Outreach Reference Librarian develops and implements a marketing strategy that promotes library resources and services to students, faculty, staff, and the College community. Tasks include but are not limited to giving presentations; organizing events; designing publications, exhibits, and displays; and communicates with the library staff, Learning Commons stakeholder departments and with the campus as a whole.


The Outreach Reference Librarian works with campus departments such as Student Affairs and Communications, to maintain a social media presence and promote library services. Represents Library Services at student orientations and other campus events. In addition to these outreach duties, the Outreach Reference Librarian will have reference librarian duties, including providing library instruction and reference, creating and maintaining LibGuides, and serving as a liaison to various academic departments (including the Honors Program and First Year Seminar).



Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution with 1-3 years directly related experience.
  • Previous reference experience and teaching experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills to interact with students, with colleagues, and with faculty members.
  • Knowledge of basic marketing practices and use of social media.
  • Ability to effectively communicate in a digital environment using a variety of methods including oral, written, photographic and videos.



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


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

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Administrative Analyst, City of Boston Archives, Boston, MA

The mission of the City Archives is to provide a government service that ensures the comprehensive and systematic management of all Boston's municipal archives and records. The City Archives develops City-wide policy for the management and disposition of all the municipal government records of Boston and assists agencies to implement these policies.

 

It preserves the City's archival records by means of facilities, programs and procedures for physical accommodation, security, environmental control and document conservation. It makes the City's archives accessible to departments and the public by means of document finding aids, reference procedures and the promotion of public use, and ensures ready access to essential evidence documenting the rights of citizens, the actions of municipal officials and Boston's historical municipal experience.



Brief Job Description (Essential Functions of the Job):

Under supervision of the Archivist, assists Archivists for Collections Management and Access Management in evaluating, categorizing, storing and retrieving records, and in providing reference services in response to public and agency requests. Carries out other duties and projects as assigned including the following: 

Responsibilities

  • Prepares finding aids such as inventories, indexes, shelf-listing and subject guide.
  • Assists in maintaining storage and retrieval systems. 
  • Assists in the compilation of agency histories. 
  • Assists with transfer and storage of permanent inactive records. 
  • Assists with reference and outreach activities and response to requests for records and information.
  • Performs related work as required. 

Minimum Entrance Qualifications

  • At least three (3) years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional or technical experience in management analysis, procedures analysis, methods analysis, work simplification, or value analysis.
  • Experience in the archives field preferred. 
  • Ability to organize, research, and interpret records and submit written descriptions of records groups and collections and to work independently and to exercise initiative and judgment. 
  • Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job. 
  • Ability to lift, move and shelve packed records storage boxes. 
  • Knowledge of the appraisal, arrangement and description of archival records preferred.
  • Practical knowledge of archival policies and procedures preferred. 
  • Working knowledge of EAD and MARC preferred. Familiarity with Archives Toolkit and/or ArchivesSpace preferred.

 

Substitutions

  • A bachelor's​ degree in business or public management or administration or related fields may be substituted for two (2) years of the required experience. (Substitution is based on one year of such education for six months of the required experience.) Specialized course work in archives or records management or related field strongly preferred. 
  • Appropriate educational substitutions may be made.
  • Boston Residency Required 

 

Union/Salary Plan/Grand: SENA/MM1-4

Hours per week: 35

 

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Reference Librarian, Springfield College, Springfield, MA

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

 

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Previous reference experience desirable
  • Teaching experience preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills to interact with students, with colleagues, and with faculty members.

This position requires a 35-hour work week from Sunday to Thursday with occasional work in the evening.

 

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

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

 

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Head of Adult Programming, Darien Public Library, Darien, CT

Darien Library (CT) seeks a dynamic, community-minded Head of Adult Programming. The ideal candidate is highly collaborative, creative, and flexible while dedicated to providing extreme customer service to patrons. This opportunity is perfect for a forward-thinking professional who is enthusiastic about the future of libraries.


Reporting to the Associate Director of Programs and Services, the Head of Adult Programming manages the Programming Librarian, Film Librarian, Book Group Coordinator, and three Programming Specialists to support and implement over 550 innovative public programs annually for adults. The Adult Programming Department works to position Darien Library as a vibrant hub of intellectual and creative activity, with a wide range of lectures, performances, hands-on workshops, town-wide events, and out-of-the-box library programs for adults. The Head of Adult Programming is the champion of this department and serves on the Library's leadership team.



Qualifications & Skills
  • Experience coordinating and developing programs for adults in libraries, museums, or art institutions required
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team
  • MLIS degree, or equivalent experience, from an ALA-accredited library and information sciences graduate program required
  • Communicate effectively in both oral and written form. The successful candidate will have excellent public speaking abilities
  • Skilled at working with diverse audiences
  • Engaged in and inspired by current events, literature, and the arts
  • Actively involved in the wider profession
  • Proficient in using technology including Outlook, Microsoft Office Suite, and social media platforms. Ability to troubleshoot problems as necessary. Excited by new technology.
  • Bilingual applicants preferred


Responsibilities
  • Support the Library's Strategic Plan through the creation and implementation of timely, thoughtful public programs for adults
  • Coach and supervise a staff of six, including two full-time and four part-time staff
  • Plan, design, and produce public programs aimed at a wide audience, identifying opportunities based on current trends and innovations
  • Connect with community members to ensure programs reflect community interests
  • Conduct pre- and post-event evaluations and report on outcomes to stakeholders
  • Write press releases, create email blasts, and generate marketing collateral
  • Provide direct assistance and support to Library patrons during Library programs
  • Collaborate closely across departments
  • Manage and maintain Adult Programming budget, keeping a record of all expenditures, including check requests, tax documents, and other receipts
  • Represent the Adult Programming Department in meetings, on public service desks, in the community, and in professional librarian networks
  • Assumes in-charge responsibilities of the building and staff when designated
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned


Salary
$62,000 - $68,000 annually, and is commensurate with experience. Salary includes generous vacation, sick, and personal leave. Ample opportunities for professional development available. Health benefits and town pension are included with this position. 


To Apply
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter, copy of your resume, and an essay (in up to 350 words) explaining "One thing I know for sure," to Mallory Arents, Associate Director of Programs and Services, marents@darienlibrary.org. Applications are due by Friday, April 26th.


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Research Associate, Bain Capital, LP, Boston, MA

Bain Capital, LP is one of the world's leading private multi-asset alternative investment firms with approximated $105 billion of assets under management that creates lasting impact for our investors, teams, businesses, and the communities in which we live. Since our founding in 1984, we've applied our insight and experience to organically expand into several asset classes including private equity, credit, public equity, real estate and venture capital. We leverage our shared platform to capture cross-asset class opportunities in strategic areas of focus. With offices on four continents, our global team aligns our interests with those of our investors for lasting impact.


Key Responsibilities

Bain Capital's Global Research Services (GRS) team is seeking a Research Associate to provide global industry, economic, and demographic research and data services. The Research Associate must be a critical and creative thinker, with the proven ability to assess the accuracy and relevance of information and prioritize competing demands in a fast-paced environment.


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Deliver comprehensive, synthesized research results from diverse sources in a clear and actionable format to investment professionals in a deadline-oriented environment.
  • Proactively work with global internal partners and GRS team members to anticipate information needs and identify opportunities for research collaboration.
  • Conceptualize, plan, and execute strategic data analytics initiatives in partnership with the investment teams.
  • Lead discovery of emerging information sources and technologies, and conduct rigorous evaluations to assess quality and value to the firm.
  • Develop expertise in the assigned industry vertical, maintaining current awareness of relevant industry drivers and trends.
  • Participate in and contribute to a continuously evolving global research service model.
  • Serve as a team representative of GRS and participate in a variety of project-based initiatives to further improve information services provided and core competencies of team.
  • Other projects as assigned.


Education and Experience

  • Masters of Library/Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited institution preferred but not required.
  • 2-3 years of experience in business intelligence research and analysis, particularly in a corporate, consulting, or financial services environment.
  • Experience and/or substantial coursework in data analysis, statistical programming, predictive modeling, geospatial (GIS) analytics, or data visualization.


Skills and Attributes

  • Demonstrated competency and creativity in conducting complex research inquiries.
  • Deep understanding of secondary research tools (e.g. Factiva, LexisNexis, S&P Capital IQ, Bloomberg, Dealogic, etc.).
  • Familiarity with copyright and licensing best practices.
  • Familiarity with primary research methods, such as surveys, focus groups, and interviews.
  • Research experience in a specific industry or European/Asian regions a plus.
  • Strong service orientation, self-motivation, and demonstrated ability to solve customers' problems, improve processes, and drive projects forward.  
  • Excellent people skills, team orientation, and professional attitude.
  • Strong verbal and written communication.

 

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

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Technology Librarian (Part-Time), Pease Public Library, Plymouth, NH

The Pease Public Library in Plymouth, NH is seeking a self-motivated professional with excellent communication skills for the position of Technology Librarian. The ideal candidate will have at least a Bachelor's degree and can demonstrate flexibility, good judgement and good humor under varying circumstances. The ability to multi-task and provide quality customer service is essential. Must be a community-oriented, hands-on worker. Must be prepared to attend staff meetings, remain current on professional trends through library journals and conferences, and assist in planning team projects. Proficiency with Microsoft Office is required.  Some Saturday and evening hours are also required.

 

Responsibilities:

Work routine circulation desk shifts *

Install and update software weekly under the direction of IT Specialist

Work 1:1 or in small groups to provide tech training to patrons and staff

Keep library Web site content current

Troubleshoot issues with both Mac and PC platforms for patrons and staff

Update library mobile devices 

*Routine Circulation Desk Shifts tend to include:

Checking materials in and out

Registering new patrons

Answering the telephone

Organizing reserve materials

Scheduling meeting spaces and events

Scheduling computer usage and answering patron computer questions 



Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree required. Previous library experience preferred. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required especially Word and Excel. Knowledge of Google.docs and social media required. Must enjoy working with the public and as part of a team. 

 

Plymouth, N.H. is a vibrant community committed to diversity, arts and education. The Pease Public Library Staff is honored to play a role in serving its citizens with current information, technology, and quality entertainment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.  

 

To Apply

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three references to the following by May 3, 2019:

Diane Lynch, Library Director

Pease Public Library

1 Russell Street

Plymouth, N.H. 03264

Or email to dlynch@peasepubliclibrary.org

No phone calls, please.

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Library Director, Walker Memorial Library, Westbrook, ME

City of Westbrook is an active growing community with multi-generational citizens, cultures and economic development, such as Rock Row.  The community has a variety of spectacular community events. Westbrook is the happening place to be! Come join our outstanding team in a historical building and community.


The City of Westbrook is seeking an experienced and highly motivated professional to manage the operation of Walker Memorial Library, the community's public library.  Originally constructed in 1894 with a new addition built in 1989, Walker Memorial Library is a wonderful blend of the community's history and renewal.  The Library houses upward to 40,000 volumes, a sizable Reference Collection and a Local History Collection, offers a wide variety of adult and children's programming to its 14,760 registered borrowers.


The City and Library Board of Regents are seeking a Library Director who will continue to enhance service to the community through cooperative efforts with other local libraries/agencies and effective management of staff and resources.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Hold a Master Library Science degree from an accredited college/university; have progressively responsible library administration experience, including at least five years in a supervisory capacity
  • Have a demonstrated record of innovative and creative library programming and outreach
  • Possess well developed leadership, communication, interpersonal, collaboration, and problem-solving skills
  • Budget preparation
  • Fiscal management
  • Be highly focused on establishing a welcoming and customer service oriented environment.  


This opportunity offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package that includes: Health & Dental Insurance; Vacation, Sick & Holiday Time; and Retirement Benefits.


Please visit www.westbrookmaine.com for further detail on the job description and information on City of Westbrook.

 

Interested candidates, please electronically submit a resume, cover letter and references to City of Westbrook, Human Resources - Library Director Search at dcomeau@westbrook.me.us no later than Friday, May 3, 2019.



The City of Westbrook is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.  Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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Research, Instruction & Outreach Librarian, Trinity College, Hartford, CT

Trinity College's Information Services invites applications for the position of research, instruction, and outreach librarian. Trinity College offers the best of several worlds: a traditional New England small liberal arts college set in downtown Hartford, a college that combines a strong commitment to community learning with equally strong study away ties. It is one of the few small liberal arts colleges that can truly claim to be global and urban in focus. 


Information Services at Trinity College merged about four years ago, and the research, instruction, and outreach librarian will join the Research, Instruction, Technology group, a brand-new group combining instructional technologists, research librarians, digital scholarship staff, the learning spaces manager, and a director of academic video. Within this innovative group, the research, instruction, and outreach librarian will teach regularly in our program of course-integrated research instruction, build relationships with faculty, students, and staff to support their research and teaching; serve as subject liaison for select departments; and provide general research help.



Responsibilities: 

  • Create disciplinary-specific research instruction for classes, including first-year seminars.
  • Partner with other groups in the library, particularly the Watkinson Library, to develop instruction around primary sources and archives
  • Incorporate emerging information technologies and new uses of resources
  • Actively participates in outreach activities, committees, and work groups of the library.
  • Take appropriate actions to support a diverse workforce and participates in the college's efforts to create a respectful, inclusive, and welcoming work environment. 



Qualifications: 

Required 

  • A Master's degree or significant coursework toward a PhD.
  • A history of classroom teaching *or*, in the absence of such history, evidence of a commitment to undergraduate education.
  • Experience in an academic library.
  • Strong academic background and desire to engage with the vibrant intellectual community at a liberal arts college
  • Commitment to and demonstrated knowledge of diversity, inclusion, and equity issues as related to research instruction, collection development, and user-centered public service.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to advocate for the library to a variety of constituents.
  • Evidence of working closely with colleagues, undergraduates, faculty, staff, and college administrators. 

Preferred 

  • A graduate degree from a program accredited by the ALA and/or in a social sciences discipline or related field.
  • While the exact disciplinary responsibilities of the position will be determined in consultation with the successful applicant, we would particularly invite candidates with interest/experience in the social sciences. We would also welcome candidates with expertise in any of the following: data curation, management, or visualization; digital humanities; emerging technology; open educational resources; or some other area where the liberal arts and technology intersect.

 

To view the full application and apply, please follow this link. This position is intended as an entry-level or early-career opportunity. Feel free to contact Jason B. Jones (jason.jones@trincoll.edu) with any questions--some of which may also be answered in this blog post. 

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Short-Term Project Archivist, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Job Summary:

Working under the general direction of the Special Collections Librarian, the Short-term Project Archivist will process the Lilith Magazine collection. The collection includes approximately 65 linear feet of material documenting the operations of Lilith, a Jewish feminist periodical that began publication in 1976.


Documents include original notebooks, correspondence, interviews, manuscripts, and ephemera that shed light on the research and resources behind numerous Lilith articles on topics ranging from Passover Haggadahs and conversion to Judaism to the Israeli feminist movement and women's health. The collection also contains typescripts, and correspondence with Lilith writers and readers, including material from Jewish women worldwide who were interested in reporting on local news and culture for the magazine.  Other materials show the operations of Lilith and consist of meeting minutes, mission statements, press releases, and publicity.



Essential Functions:

  • Conduct a survey of the Lilith Magazine collection.
  • In consultation with the Special Collections Librarian, write a comprehensive processing plan that proposes and prioritizes arrangement schemes to be carried out during this project term and in the future.
  • Arrange and describe selected series according to accepted archival standards.
  • Publish an online finding aid for the collection in ArchivesSpace.
  • Identify items that are candidates for preservation work and digitization.
  • Perform outreach work for the collection as required.

Note:

This is a temporary, short-term position expected to last approximately 6 months.



Skills and knowledge:

Knowledge of archival and descriptive standards, including DACS, and best practices for appraising and processing archival and born-digital materials; experience working with ArchivesSpace or similar collection management tool; effective communication and writing skills; strong organizational skills; strong attention to detail; ability to assess and solve problems accurately; ability to work independently and to make appropriate decisions; dependability. Familiarity with Lilith Magazine and Jewish Feminism preferred.



Additional Information:

May need to work with confidential information; may be required to sign a Confidentiality Statement.

Note:  Ability to lift up to 40 lbs. is required.



Education:

MS degree in Library & Information Science with a concentration in Archives Management preferred. Individuals with relevant processing experience who are currently enrolled in a program may also be considered.



Work Experience:

Demonstrated experience in processing collections is required. Some experience working in an archives or special collections department or comparable setting is desired.



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.

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Coordinator of Library Services, Middlesex Community College, Bedford, MA

Title:           Coordinator of Library Services

Unit:            MCCC Professional Staff, Grade 6

Dept.:           Library Services

Location:     Bedford Campus

Reports To: Director of Libraries

Date:            April 8, 2019

 

General Statement of Duties

The Coordinator of Library Services is an enthusiastic, creative and forward thinking member of the library leadership team in the Bedford campus Houlihan Library, reporting to the Director of Libraries .The successful candidate must enjoy working with our diverse library users and staff, and welcome the challenges of developing and maintaining innovative ways of delivering materials and services that support student success in both the library and online environments. Responsible for coordinating all aspects of the operations of the Houlihan Library serving students, faculty, staff and community users including supervising support staff.  Assists in developing policies and procedures to provide clear direction and priorities in the context of the library's strategic directions, fostering cross-department collaboration and promoting mutual understanding through effective communication to ensure smooth operation.

 

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for coordinating all day-to-day operations of the Houlihan Library in the areas of reference, instruction, interlibrary loan, circulation, and collection development. Serves as part of the library leadership team representing and advocating for the unique needs of the diverse library users. Assesses user needs and the effectiveness of library services and resources. Assists in the establishment and review of policies, procedures, goals and objectives for the staff at the Bedford campus.
  • Provides direct supervision of all full and part-time support staff at the Houlihan Library; and provides technical guidance for all professional staff at the Houlihan Library by assessing work flow issues, reviewing work for quality including training and daily supervision to ensure program integrity.  Participates in the selection of new staff.  Conducts performance evaluations for support staff and assists in the preparation of performance evaluation for professional staff.
  • Assists in developing staff training materials,.  Assists in developing work schedules for part-time staff to ensure coverage for services during the hours the library is open. Serves as a backup for other staff in their absence.
  • As part of the library leadership team, coordinates the Houlihan Library practices and procedures with those of the other two departments of the MCC libraries: the Technical Services and the Lowell campus Public Services departments. Meets regularly with the other library coordinators to discuss, plan and make recommendations with regard to library services and policy.
  • Coordinates and provides both reference and instructional services to students, faculty and staff to assist in their use of resources in all formats available in our library and remotely. Prepares supporting materials to assist with reference and instruction. Assists with the ongoing development and revision of the MCC library website, library social media channels such as Facebook and Springshare LibApps platform.
  • Coordinates the development, plans and implementation of programs of library instruction to support MCC's information literacy objectives.  Collaborates with teaching faculty and other librarians to develop and assess the effectiveness of instructional programs that promote information literacy within the curriculum.  Responsible for all scheduling of the library's Alcott Room for library instruction and other college use through the R25 scheduling system.
  • Oversees the development of the Bedford library collection by identifying, evaluating, and selecting materials for that collection in support of the mission of the college, the specific courses taught in Bedford, and the unique needs of the population we serve.  Supervises the annual inventory of the Bedford collection and discards outdated and damaged materials as needed.
  • Collaborates with other academic and public librarians and library organizations in our region to help provide programs, resources, and services that support our students' educational success, promote lifelong learning, and enrich the communities that we serve.

 

ADA Compliance

Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in sedentary to light work, but which may involve some lifting, carrying, pushing and/or pulling of objects and materials of light weight.  Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate visual cues or signals.  Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.  Essential functions are regularly performed without exposure to adverse environmental conditions.

Middlesex Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Middlesex Community College will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

 


Requirements:

Required

  • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program, or closely related field.
  • At least five (5) years of progressively responsible and relevant library experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library.
  • Demonstrate evidence of being self-motivated and service-oriented, with a good understanding of assessment tools, and have knowledge and skills in user services and administrative services.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with SpringShare LibApps platform, a course management system, Microsoft Office applications, an integrated library system, and related library systems and software.
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, and the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in an ethnically and culturally diverse environment.
  • Cultural awareness and competency demonstrated by working with individuals of diverse identities such as socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity and veterans, including those with different levels of academic preparation, varying physical and learning abilities.

Preferred

  • Experience in providing reference, instruction and related library services in a community college setting.
  • Demonstrated commitment to innovative use of resources and emerging technologies as they contribute to meeting the needs of students, faculty and researchers.
  • Experience in supervising and training library staff
  • Demonstrated team-building skills, including the ability to motivate, develop, and mentor others.
  • Evidence of success in embracing and leading positive change.
  • Bilingual skills a plus
  • KOHA ILS experience a plus

 

 

Additional Information:

This is a full-time, 37.5 hours per week, MCCC Unit Professional position with benefits.  For further information, see the MCCC Collective Bargaining Agreement.   To view the classification specification for this position link to: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Classification Specifications

Salary Range: Grade 6 minimum base salary $60,888 per year. Actual salary dependent on the collective bargaining agreement classification placement review.

Hours:  8:30am to 4:30pm

Location:  Bedford Campus with occasional travel to the Lowell campus

Start Date:  May/June 2019

Application Deadline:  April 29, 2019

The College will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

 

 

Application Instructions:

Applicants interested in applying MUST submit the following documents via the online application (available through the following link):

1. Cover Letter

2. Resume

Follow the steps below.

After completing all of the steps below, please go back into the newly created account and double check that your resume, cover letter, application & disclosure forms were uploaded as requested and appear in the format you desire. 

Middlesex Community College understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Affirmative Action Officer at 781-280-3536

 

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Library IT Coordinator, Wolfeboro Public Library, Wolfeboro, NH

The Wolfeboro Public Library, which is currently undergoing an expansion and renovation project, is seeking a friendly, motivated, forward thinking individual to fill our Library IT Coordinator position. The Library currently is transitioning from a 10,000 square foot building to a 16,000 square foot facility. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to help design the new technology systems for the expanded facility, which is expected to open in December 2019. 


Essential Functions:

  • Initiates, develops and supports library online and digital services including website, social media and other technology projects.
  • Handles day to day installation, maintenance, minor repair, and troubleshooting of the library's network hardware and software, peripherals, office equipment, and other technology-related areas.
  • Performs IT help desk duties for staff and patrons.
  • Generates system reports from the Integrated Library System and others as needed.
  • Maintains written maintenance logs for the computer work as completed.
  • Prepares specifications for the purchase of computer software, hardware, supplies, and other equipment.
  • Assists in monitoring server logs and events.
  • Prepares, delivers, and picks up equipment that is sent out of the building for repair.
  • Provides assistance in use of equipment and software to both patrons and staff.
  • Remains aware of new technologies which have application to library operation.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or other technical field or equivalent education and/or experience. Library experience preferred.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Background and interest in working with computers, both hardware and software.
  • Knowledge of computer networking concepts and applications (preferably Microsoft Operating Systems).
  • Willingness to explore and research solutions to computer problems as they arise.
  • Ability to interpret and communicate computer problems.
  • Good knowledge of computer hardware, operating systems and applications, and network technology.
  • Must be well organized and able to work well with non-technical staff and patrons.
  • Ability to install, configure and troubleshoot PC and network-related hardware.
  • Ability to train/assist others in use of equipment, software, and related items.


Job Summary: 

  1. Thirty-five (35) hours/week with benefits
  2. Some evening and Saturday hours
  3. Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or other technical field or equivalent education and/or experience. Library experience preferred.
  4. Wage Range: $17.33 - $23.12


To Apply:

Submit resume, cover letter and names of three references to Cynthia L. Scott, 

Library Director, Wolfeboro Public Library, 259 South Main St., Wolfeboro, NH 03894 or at librarydirector@wolfeboropubliclibrary.org by April 11, 2019. 

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

This position is primarily responsible for the operation of library services provided to children and young adults (ages 0 to 17). Duties include creating ongoing and special programming; managing the development, selection, inventory and weeding of books and other materials; providing readers' advisory; offering reference and research services; providing library information and promotions through social media, the library's website, and other avenues; organizing summer reading services; attending meetings and workshops; writing grants in conjunction with the director; providing youth services statistics to the director; and providing outreach services with schools and other organizations.

In addition to the above responsibilities, this person will also work with the library director to find and create ongoing and special programming for adults, cover the Reference Desk on alternating Saturdays in conjunction with other library staff, and provide staff support in other areas of the library as needed. 


Qualifications:

Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school is required; a minimum of three to five (3-5) years' experience, preferably in a municipal library setting or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the essential functions of the job.   

Ability to work independently with a high degree of accuracy; ability to use a variety of computer software programs (MS Office, Google Products, etc.) as well as print and electronic resources. Proficient interpersonal, customer service and community outreach skills to interact with patrons of all ages; proficient oral and written communication skills; excellent organizational skills.   


Salary:

$842 - $1,199 per week in nine steps.  35 hour work week. This is a benefited position.


Instructions:

Please complete an employment application and email with your resume, cover letter and list of three professional references to:

pramos@town.somerset.ma.us

or mail to:

Paula Ramos

Town Administrator's Office

140 Wood St. Room 23

Somerset, MA 02726

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Executive Director, Adams Public Library, Central Falls, RI

The Board of Directors is seeking an energetic, resourceful, and inspiring Executive Director. The Adams Public Library is a vibrant community hub committed to literacy, education, and the cultural enrichment of its users. The Executive Director will have the opportunity to realize our mission and vision. The position reports to the Board of Directors through the President.


Responsibilities

  • Provides leadership in all aspects of library operations
  • Oversees daily operations of the library
  • Supervises, hires, and empowers all library staff and volunteers
  • Develops library budget with the Treasurer
  • Implements and develops the strategic plan
  • Manages the physical plant
  • Prepares grant proposals
  • Strengthens relationships with partner organizations
  • Evaluates all aspects of library service, plans for future needs, and adopts and implements new services
  • Ensures the library is a safe, welcoming place for all patrons
  • Manages technology maintenance and development
  • Develops and implements the solicitation of donations and fundraising initiatives
  • Attends library and professional meetings and serves as the official representative of the library in the community


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • At least 3 years of work experience in a professional setting
  • At least 1 year of supervisory experience in a professional setting
  • A strong, service-oriented attitude, as well as the ability to instill and encourage this attitude among staff
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Ability to identify and analyze complex issues and to develop appropriate actions and recommendations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Service experience in a diverse community
  • Experience with the features of at least one Integrated Library System (ILS,) preferably III Sierra


Application Guidelines

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to director@cflibrary.org by April 22, 2019.

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Director of Learning and Teaching Services, Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard College Library is currently seeking candidates for the position of Director of Learning and Teaching Services.

 

The Director of Learning and Teaching Services will lead the learning and teaching services supporting Harvard College and the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS). The Director will work across the libraries' culture of collaboration and user-focused innovation to further develop teaching and learning programs that span the disciplines and academic departments in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS). The Director also collaborates across Harvard Library including the libraries supporting Harvard's schools to further develop cross-school initiatives, build staff skills, and strengthen a collegial and innovative culture for learning and teaching.



Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Research and Education, the Director brings together and coordinates the efforts of a dedicated and high-performing library staff across FAS libraries supporting all disciplines in building students' learning experiences and research skills throughout the stages of undergraduate and graduate education. Working with FAS library heads and senior managers, the Director of Learning and Teaching Services provides leadership in assessing user experience and curricular needs, setting strategic directions and goals and evaluating the effectiveness of initiatives and programs.

 

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

 

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Interlibrary Loan and Technical Services Specialist, St. Anselm College, Manchester, NH

Saint Anselm College, a private, liberal arts college in the Benedictine tradition, is seeking a full-time (35 hours), year-round Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Technical Services Specialist to join the Geisel Library starting on July 1, 2019. Reporting to the Head of Reference and Instructional Services, the successful candidate will demonstrate a strong customer service orientation coupled with advanced competency with technology and supreme attention to details.  An eagerness to learn the intricacies of library technical operation is also necessary.

 

Description

The ILL and Technical Services Specialist provides creative management of all day-to-day operations in the ILL office.  Responsibilities include: 

  • Obtaining materials requested by Saint Anselm College patrons
  • Fulfilling requests by patrons at other libraries for Geisel Library materials
  • Delivering requested materials to patrons, either in physical or electronic form
  • Processing overdue notices and invoices for incoming and outgoing ILL items as needed
  • Supervising several student workers, which includes training, answering questions, and monitoring their work
  • Identifying books requested through ILL that should be acquired for the Geisel collection
  • Maintaining and updating the ILL software and databases, and adapting the ILL workflow to accommodate software changes and new features
  • Redesigning and enhancing workflow to improve efficiency and speed of ILL processing
  • Gathering and reporting statistics on ILL usage and copyright payments
  • Maintaining and updating online documentation of ILL procedures

 

The ILL and Technical Services Specialist assists with processing newly acquired library materials. Responsibilities include:

 

  • Editing of order records, quality inspection of materials, and entering invoices into the library management system
  • Resolving order disputes with the library's monograph vendor(s)
  • Assisting with copy-cataloging quality and accuracy of new books, creating and coding related item records, and end-processing those items as needed
  • Assisting with book withdrawals, processing physical books and editing catalog records as appropriate
  • Consulting with Head of Cataloging/Metadata on understanding and following copy-cataloging policies and procedures, and identifying problems needing Cataloger review.

 

The ILL and Technical Services Specialist assists with providing reference services at the Reference Desk during assigned shifts. Responsibilities include:

 

  • Providing general reference services by helping patrons with their informational and research needs at the reference desk in-person, and via chat, text, email, and phone
  • Conducting database searches for faculty and students as well as a wide range of reference research including assistance in the use of books, journals, indexes and web sources.

 

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree plus two years of relevant experience, or a combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and skills are acquired
  • Ability to manage and prioritize projects
  • Ability to solve problems and/or patron concerns and difficulties with tact, courtesy, and sound judgment
  • Superior attention to detail and accuracy
  • Experience and comfort with navigating complex computer software interfaces and the Internet
  • Experience working with spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel, and with other Microsoft Office programs
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated administrative and organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial environment

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in a library
  • Experience with interlibrary loan and with the ILLiad software program in particular
  • Experience with cataloging and with III's Sierra software program in particular
  • Experience with library research and searching library databases and resources
  • Experience with supervising student employees

 

To apply, submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information of 3 professional reference should be submitted online through Saint Anselm College's Employment website: https://www.anselm.edu/administrative-offices-services/human-resources-employment-opportunities

 

Successful candidates will be able to assist the college to further its strategic goals for institution-wide diversity and inclusiveness.

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Evening Circulation and Reserve Supervisor, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

The Circulation/Reserve Services Supervisor supervises all aspects of the circulation and reserve service areas of the Baker-Berry Library and works collaboratively with Research and Learning and other Dartmouth Libraries to support patron information needs. This role is expected to support staff through training and ensuring high quality service is provided to our patrons whether in person, on email or through virtual service. The supervisor will work days during intersessions, and may be assigned alternate schedules, including weekends.


Key Accountabilities

  • Develops and evaluates workflow at the Baker-Berry circulation and reserve desks and consults with other Access Services supervisors to coordinate shared services. 20% 
  • Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates the Information Access Assistants and the Access Services Student Supervisor positions. Schedules staff and students at Baker-Berry Library service points; works with other library access service points to ensure adequate coverage. May be assigned to supervise or staff other library access service points. 20% 
  • Participates in all aspects of direct patron service. Triage and respond to information requests via email, phone and chat services. 20%
  • Shares responsibility for overseeing building maintenance, security and emergency planning. 10%
  • Convenes regularly scheduled staff meetings to discuss workflow, procedural, or policy changes; provides training opportunities to ensure staff are proficient in a changing environment. 10%
  • Participates in the system-wide planning, testing, and implementation of circulation/reserve policies, procedures, and services; works with unit supervisors throughout the Library to ensure mutually effective procedures and policies that impact circulation/reserve operations. 10%
  • Participates on Dartmouth College Library committees and task forces representing circulation and reserve services. 10%


Required Qualifications

  • Excellent supervisory, organizational and communication skills.
  • Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent in education and experience.
  • Superior skills in diplomacy, conflict-resolution and consensus-building.
  • At least three years of library experience preferably in public service.
  • Experience using a library automated circulation system or the equivalent


Preferred Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS


Schedule: Monday-Friday 2:30 PM to 11PM


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


Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

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Processing Archivist, Safdie Architects, Somerville, MA

Safdie Architects seeks a team-oriented, motivated, flexible, Processing Archivist to work in our Somerville, MA office. The position reports to the Archivist and focuses on processing the backlog of multimedia architectural project documentation. Working closely with the Archivist and other key stakeholders, the Processing Archivist helps provide access to 60 years of the firm's visual history through digitization of unique materials and management of the office's Digital Asset Management System. Read more about Safdie Architects at http://www.safdiearchitects.com.



Assist with the management of a vast collection of unique archival materials in analog and digital formats, including, architectural drawings, Moshe Safdie's original sketches, architectural models, photographs, artifacts and A/V. The Archives department collaborates with and supports other groups in the firm, such as, Marketing, Communications, and IT. 



Duties and Responsibilities

  • Process archival materials: appraise; rehouse materials as necessary; organize, arrange and describe; create inventories, and prepare for off-site storage.
  • Digitize and catalog collections, including, original artwork, photographs (slides, negatives, prints), and architectural models.
  • Manage Digital Asset Management System:  implement updates and design changes to the office's Omeka site; upload images and metadata, and create exhibits.


Basic Qualifications

  • Master's degree in archival studies, or, master's degree in library science or history, with a concentration in archives management.
  • Two years' processing and/or DAM experience.
  • Thorough knowledge of archival preservation practices.
  • Familiarity with descriptive standards, controlled vocabularies, and thesauri.
  • Knowledge of archival imaging standards and practices.
  • Experience with DAMS; experience with Omeka preferred. 
  • Experience with coding languages.
  • Ability to lift 40 lbs. 


Additional Qualifications

  • Knowledge of and interest in architecture, art and design, preferred.
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks, requests, and projects in a time-sensitive environment.
  • Ability to handle analytical and highly detailed work.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.


Schedule

Full-time, Monday to Friday, 9 to 6.



Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three references to mcatania@safdiearchitects.com, subject line, Processing Archivist.

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Information Services Specialist, Providence Public Library, Providence, RI

Providence Public Library seeks a highly motivated, energetic, service-oriented individual to join our team.  This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic, high-tech learning organization and contribute to a broad range of library information services.



Position Summary

This position is responsible for providing responsive and effective circulation and reference support across all aspects of the Information Services Department.  A key role on the library's information services team, this position is accountable for activities related to both circulation and reference operations, including borrower services, interlibrary loan, ready reference, and outreach.  The incumbent is expected to deliver point-of-need assistance and support to library customers and visitors, including first and second level technology support and troubleshooting.



Principal Accountabilities:

  • Perform core operational activities related to borrower services including loaning and requesting library items, bibliographic and patron database management, holds, delivery, stacks maintenance, inventory control, information commons and study and meeting space management, technology loans, printer management, and a wide range of other library services.
  • In partnership with librarians, effectively assist with reference and reader's advisory services to library customers as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with Information Services team members to assess department policies and procedures and assist with department documentation.
  • Resolve library customer problems with patience and diplomacy and ethically handle sensitive library customer and department information.
  • Participate in library marketing, including book display merchandising, blog posts, digital signage, website and social media contributions.
  • Contribute to special projects, library-wide initiatives, and sponsor changes and improvements.
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

  • Spanish/English bilingual a plus.
  • Requires a flexible schedule which includes morning, evening, and weekend hours.
  • The position is best filled by an energetic, innovative individual with previous library experience.
  • Knowledge of automated library systems, circulation and reference services operations, and web technology skills strongly preferred.  
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills are essential.  
  • Interest in library trends and emerging technologies, basic word processing and spreadsheet abilities, and comfort with technology and social media are imperative.  
  • Outstanding work ethic, strong customer service skills, commitment to customer-centered services and flexibility are critical.  
  • Candidates must possess the ability to work both independently and in a fast-paced team environment with diverse patrons and coworkers.  
  • Candidates must also be able to exercise tact and good judgment in a variety of situations by following established policies and procedures.


Salary Range: $12.75 - $15.00

This position is Non-Exempt and is part of the Union.

Hours:  Full time, 35 hours per week based on Sunday - Saturday schedule, evenings and weekends are required.



Please submit cover letter and resume by April 15, 2019.

Submit Cover Letter and Resume to:

E-mail:  HR@provlib.org 

The Providence Public Library

Attn:  HR

150 Empire Street

Providence, RI 02903



Equal Opportunity

In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at the Providence Public Library are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. PPL is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical or common conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, familial status, national origin, ancestry, age (40 and above), disability, veteran status, military service, application for military service, genetic information, receipt of free medical care, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. PPL will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law. 

 

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Information Literacy Librarian, Western New England University, Springfield, MA

D'Amour Library of Western New England University seeks applications for an innovative, service-oriented Information Literacy Librarian. Working closely with the Head of Information Literacy and Instruction Services, the successful candidate will provide course-integrated instruction for undergraduate and graduate students utilizing innovative teaching methods and technologies within a vibrant Information Literacy Program.

 

Duties will also include development of instructional materials, maintenance and evolution of the Library's digital learning technologies including Springshare products (LibGuides, LibWizard), assessment, and promotion of information literacy initiatives to campus constituents. The Information Literacy Librarian will provide research assistance as a member of the reference services team, including weekend rotation and one evening per week (one semester per year).



Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program and demonstrated teaching ability are required.
  • Knowledge of and experience with teaching and learning strategies utilizing the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education are essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to create library instruction materials such as handouts, research guides, and tutorials to support face-to-face, hybrid, and online instruction is strongly preferred.
  • Experience using teaching and learning technologies to enhance student learning is desired.



The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong public service orientation, creativity in program development and service delivery, and an ability to work collaboratively and collegially with faculty and the campus community as well as independently. At least 1 year of experience in instruction at an academic library is strongly preferred. A broad knowledge of undergraduate disciplines is desired.  



Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2019. Please submit cover letter, resume, and the names and telephone numbers of three references.

 



Qualification Standards

  • MLS from an ALA accredited institution required.        
  • At least one year information literacy instruction experience in an academic library preferred.       
  • Familiarity with the types of digital content and online services currently in use in academic libraries.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in using LibGuides applications.
  • Excellent fringe benefits including tuition remission for employee, spouse, and dependent children.



To apply to this position please visit http://employment.wne.edu



Western New England University is a private, independent, coeducational institution founded in 1919. Located on an attractive 215-acre suburban campus in Springfield, Massachusetts, Western New England University serves 3,800 students, including more than 2,600 full-time undergraduate students. Undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs are offered through Colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering, and Pharmacy, and School of Law.



Western New England University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We welcome candidates whose background may contribute to the further diversification of our community.

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Library & Media Specialist, Brophy Elementary School, Framingham, MA

Position Summary

To ensure that students and staff are effective users of ideas and information technology. To guide and support the use of all of the district's technology resources both in and out of the classroom. To empower students to be critical thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, effective users of technology, ethical users of information, and responsible digital citizens. To instill a love of learning in all students and ensure equitable access to information resources. To collaborate with classroom teachers to design and implement units of instruction, assess student learning. To align the Library Media Center (LMC) with the mission, goals, and objectives of the school and district in order to deliver Framingham Public Schools' high expectations for achievement, equal access to high levels of instruction, the achievement of academic proficiency for all students, and the closing of the achievement gap among subgroups within the schools.  

 

Our Mission

Framingham Public Schools is committed to excellence for all students. A core value, embedded in the district's philosophy and goals, is that "all children will learn". Offering an equitable access to education to all of our students hinges largely on providing the highest quality teachers in every school and classroom.  

 

Diversity among teachers and staff undoubtedly advances the academic achievement of students. Compliance obligations establish the baseline; as a district, Framingham Public Schools are committed to achieving, developing and maintaining a workforce reflective of the rich racial, linguistic, and cultural diversity of our students. Framingham Public Schools aims to teach our children, and ourselves, to be culturally proficient and inclusive in order to live, learn, and work together in a vibrant and diverse world.

 

Indeed, Framingham Public Schools is committed to inspiring our school community to be accepting and willing to learn from individuals with differing backgrounds. Our goal is to reflect the diverse community we serve and create a great place to work for everyone by embracing the individual skills, perspectives and experiences our people bring to the workplace and harnessing these for high performance and improved service delivery. We want our employees to feel included, valued and respected and have access to equal opportunity, which supports full participation at work. Framingham Public Schools seeks to retain the diverse talent in our workforce and support our people to maintain a long and productive working career.

 

Framingham Public Schools is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities.

 

Training and Experience

Current and Valid DESE K-12 Library license. Have completed a teacher preparation program / educational degree, and hold a master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from a master's level program in library and information science. Demonstrated ability to work successfully with staff and students.

 

Skills and Ability

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Ability to read and comprehend documents such as memos, safety rules, and procedure manuals
  • To express ideas clearly in written and oral communication; to work as a team member
  • To establish and maintain effective working relationships with students, parents, staff and the community
  • To embrace a proactive and solution-focused approach to meeting student needs
  • To work with students of diverse backgrounds with diverse needs in an equitable and inclusive manner
  • To perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and School Committee policies.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

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

 

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
  • Provides and plans professional development
  • 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
  • Teaches search techniques, including online search engine, database and catalog searching

Leader 

  • Serves on decision-making teams, school improvement, and accreditation activities; presenting at meetings
  • Supports teachers in the integration of technology into the teaching and learning process by providing professional learning, modeling, and coaching.
  • Benchmarks the Library Media Center (LMC) program to school, state, and national standards
  • Assists in the research, development and evaluation of new methods and digital tools that advance the Library and Technology programs
  • Guides, coaches, and facilitates teachers and administrators in acquiring digital literacy skills
  • Stays current in professional practices, educational research; maintains active professional memberships
  • Advocates for the LMC through an effective public relations program
  • collects and analyzes data to improve instruction; demonstrates correlations between the LMC and student achievement
  • Administers the LMC budget to support program goals
  • Participates in the recruiting, hiring, training and supervising of library/tech staff and volunteers

Library Media Center Director

  • Fosters a creative, flexible environment so that the Library Media Center is an essential part of the learning community
  • Evaluates, promotes and uses existing and emerging technologies to support teaching and learning
  • Develops and maintains print, digital and technological resources appropriate to the curriculum, the learners, and instructional strategies of the school community
  • Creates and maintains classification systems, cataloging practices, methods of subject access to library holdings, electronic storage of bibliographic/media metadata
  • Cooperates and networks with other libraries/agencies,
  • Evaluates collection, develops of collection policies and procedures, and analyzes resources in the context of the school culture with attention to the developmental needs of students
  • Establishes procedures for selection, acquisition, circulation, and sharing of resources in all formats
  • Promotes the ethical use of information: copyright, fair use, and licensing of intellectual property
  • Considers social and psychological needs and attitudes of adolescents which affect their needs for library materials and services

 

Physical Working Conditions

The work environment characteristics are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee is expected to lift at least 20 lbs (i.e. books, school supplies, etc.) and maybe asked to operate machinery, tools, or equipment with prior training. The employee should be able to stand, walk and/or push a wheelchair for extended periods of time as well as provide assistance and personal care to students. The employee may be asked to assist with toileting, depending on a student's needs. The employee may be transferred to a different school depending on students' needs and fit in the best interest of children.

 

The employee will be working in a normal school environment with an acceptable level of noise. The employee interacts with students, parents and other staff members and occasionally must meet multiple demands from several people. While the majority of the workday is spent inside, the employee must spend time outdoors for recess, fire drills, and special activities.  May be exposed to bodily fluids, disease, or pathogens. May receive unintentional injuries from aggressive students.

 

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 

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 the requirements of the job change.

 

Terms of Employment

Covered under Framingham Teachers Association (Unit A) Contract.

The District reserves the right to transfer all personnel among buildings on an as needed basis to serve the best interests of all students.

 

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

 

*Framingham Public Schools is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty committed to teaching and working in multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from minorities and women.

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IDEAS Help and Information Coordinator, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

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


Under the supervision of the Access Services Librarian, the Help & Information Desk Coordinator provides direct service at the Help & Information Desk and hires, schedules, and supervises student employees working at the Help and Information Desk. S/he develops and maintains documentation for training and workflows, and contributes to the circulation, access and privileges, reserves, resource sharing, and collections maintenance operations of the department.



Qualifications

  • Associates Degree and at least 2 years of library or relevant customer service experience required.
  • Previous supervisory experience strongly preferred.
  • Creative, service-oriented problem solver.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively with a large and diverse population of Northeastern faculty, staff, and students.
  • Must demonstrate ability to make decisions using sound judgment.
  • Must foster and maintain a very high standard of excellent customer service.
  • The successful candidate will need to demonstrate knowledge of the library's extensive collection of electronic and physical resources, its spaces, and services, in order to assist users in getting started with their research. 
  • IDEAS Staff must be aware of all library policies and procedures in order to answer users' questions, resolve any problems, or make referrals to library subject experts as appropriate. 
  • IDEAS Staff must be culturally competent and skilled at interacting with a large international student population and be comfortable providing accommodations for library users who may have a disability.


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

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Collections Access Librarian, New Hampshire Historical Society, Concord, NH

Title: Collections Access Librarian

Reports to: Library Director

Supervises: Volunteers

Status: Exempt, Full time (35 hours/wk)

Hours/Days: Hours are 9am to 5pm, Tuesday through Saturday, with some non-traditional hours required for specific events. 



Scope of Work:

The collections access librarian provides on-site and remote reference services for the Society's collections, and creates and edits catalog records and other collections access tools. The librarian will work with other members of the Society staff to support general operations of the library.



Responsibilities:

• Provide reference services for the Society's collections, including on-site and remote inquiries and research requests.

• Ensure established security and other procedures for the library reading room and other collections areas are followed.

• Create original and edit catalog records for the Society's library and archival collections following established standards.

• Apply subject headings, name authorities, and other descriptive metadata to collections and catalog records.

• Maintain a working knowledge of the Society's collections to effectively serve library users and staff.

• Manage library image requests and fulfillment.

• Collaborate with other staff and the collections stewardship team to improve collections care and access.

• Supervise volunteers with other library staff.

• Track library usage.

• Present off-site and on-site programs.

• Other duties as assigned.



Required Qualifications:

• MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program.

• Excellent research, written, and oral communications skills.

• Experience providing reference and research services to a diverse public.

• Understanding of library and archival collections management principles.

• Experience handling rare and fragile materials.

• Experience creating original catalog records using professional metadata standings, including AACR2, RDA, DACS, Dublin Core, LCSH, and MARC21.

• Experience working at a historical society or other institution with library, archival, and museum collections.

• Strong planning and organization skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task.

• Ability to function as a contributing team member in a project-oriented and shared decision-making environment.

• Ability to lift boxes, weighing up to forty pounds.



Preferred Qualifications:

• Familiarity with New England history and culture.

• Experience in genealogical research.

• Interest in and knowledge of United States history.

• Familiarity with MINISIS Management for Libraries and Management for Archives; PastPerfect Museum Software



To Apply:

Please sent a cover letter, including salary expectations, and resume in PDF format, to Sarah Galligan, Library Director, at sgalligan@nhhistory.org. Subject line of the email should read: "Collections Access Librarian [Your Last Name]."

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Day Circulation and Reserve Supervisor, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

The Circulation/Reserve Services Supervisor supervises all aspects of the circulation and reserve service areas of the Baker-Berry Library and works collaboratively with Research and Learning and other Dartmouth Libraries to support patron information needs. This role is expected to support staff through training and ensuring high quality service is provided to our patrons whether in person, on email or through virtual service. The supervisor may be assigned alternate schedules, including weekends.



Key Accountabilities:

  • Develops and evaluates workflow at the Baker-Berry circulation and reserve desks and consults with other Access Services supervisors to coordinate shared services. 20%
  • Hires, trains, supervises, and evaluates the Information Access Assistants and the Access Services Student Supervisor positions. Schedules staff and students at Baker-Berry Library service points; works with other library access service points to ensure adequate coverage. May be assigned to supervise or staff other library access service points. 20%
  • Participates in all aspects of direct patron service. Triage and respond to information requests via email, phone and chat services. 20%
  • Shares responsibility for overseeing building maintenance, security and emergency planning. 10%
  • Convenes regularly scheduled staff meetings to discuss workflow, procedural, or policy changes; provides training opportunities to ensure staff are proficient in a changing environment. 10%
  • Participates in the system-wide planning, testing, and implementation of circulation/reserve policies, procedures, and services; works with unit supervisors throughout the Library to ensure mutually effective procedures and policies that impact circulation/reserve operations. 10%
  • Participates on Dartmouth College Library committees and task forces representing circulation and reserve services. 10%
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and cultural awareness through actions, interactions, and communications with others.
  • Performs other duties as assigned



Required Qualifications:

  • Excellent supervisory, organizational and communication skills.
  • Bachelor's Degree or the equivalent in education and experience.
  • Superior skills in diplomacy, conflict-resolution and consensus-building.
  • At least three years of library experience preferably in public service.
  • Experience using a library automated circulation system or the equivalent.



Preferred Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS

 

To Apply: 

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

 

Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups are encouraged.

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Director, Meekins Library, Williamsburg, MA

The Williamsburg Board of Library Trustees seeks an energetic and innovative Director to manage all aspects of our town's Meekins Library (a Library Journal four-Star library) and the much smaller Haydenville Library, used only for meetings.



The Director supervises a staff of seven full- and part-time employees, and oversees the town's elementary school library program, based at Meekins Library. The Director is directly accountable to the Trustees and works in close collaboration with them. The Director communicates and collaborates with a wide range of stakeholders, including town officials, staff, patrons, volunteers, school personnel, and the Friends of the Williamsburg Library. Meekins Library is a vibrant community center with exceptional levels of circulation, program attendance, and patron support. The small town of Williamsburg (pop. 2,500) is located in the culturally rich Five Colleges area of Western Massachusetts.



To Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume by April 15, 2019, to:

Pat Billingsley, Chair, Williamsburg Board of Library Trustees, williamsburg.trustees@gmail.com



Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Four years' experience, preferably in a public library setting.

  • Master's Degree in Library Science preferred. Candidates without an MLS or MLIS must obtain a Subprofessional Certificate of Librarianship from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners upon appointment and complete the MBLC's special training in Basic Library Techniques within five years.
  • Experience with Evergreen ILS and C/W MARS a plus.



Position Type

Full-time (35 hours/week) with benefits; includes some Saturday and evening hours



Salary Range

$45,000-$50,000, depending on qualifications



Position Summary

Working under policies established with the elected Board of Library Trustees, the Director manages all aspects of the Williamsburg public libraries, including:

  • Policy and budget development and implementation
  • Personnel administration
  • Outreach and public programming
  • Elementary school library program
  • Facilities management
  • Collection development
  • Assessment and potential implementation of emerging technologies
  • Cooperation and compliance with state and regional library requirements and regulations.



Responsibilities (including, but not limited to):

  • Create and maintain a welcoming environment for all library constituents.
  • Collaborate with the Board of Library Trustees on strategic planning and policy development
  • Keep the Board informed on relevant issues and developments at the local, state, and national level, and collaborate in developing fundraising opportunities.
  • Hire, train, and supervise library staff
  • Screen, train, and supervise volunteers
  • Promote professional staff development.
  • Develop and regularly review the library collection to meet community needs and interests
  • De-accession as appropriate.
  • Keep current with the application of emerging technologies in libraries and implement as appropriate to expand and enhance library programs and services.
  • Assist patrons in the selection of library materials, and provide additional reference, circulation, and inter-library loan assistance as needed.
  • Secure confidential information maintained by the library and maintain clear privacy and confidentiality procedures.
  • Create, execute, promote, and publicize library programs and activities, and work with various organizations and individuals to provide special programs.
  • Ensure compliance with all Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners (MBLC) and Central Western Massachusetts Automated Resource Sharing (C/W MARS) requirements and regulations
  • Prepare regular statistical and other reports for the Board of Library Trustees, the MBLC, the Town of Williamsburg, C/W MARS, and other agencies and groups as needed.
  • Oversee the Williamsburg elementary school library program (K-6), based at Meekins Library.
  • With the Children's Librarian, help to ensure that students become enthusiastic readers, skilled researchers, and ethical users of information, and learn to critically assess information and ideas.
  • Supervise maintenance and repairs of the buildings and grounds, and manage projects related to facilities improvements and expansion.
  • Seek grant opportunities, prepare applications, and manage all grants received.
  • Work closely with the Friends of the Williamsburg Libraries, attending meetings, advising the group of library needs, and providing requested information.
  • Serve as the libraries' liaison with town government and the community in general, and make presentations to groups and boards as required.
  • Actively pursue professional development opportunities for self and staff. Attend both physical and virtual trainings and conferences.



Full job description available upon request.

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

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:  $27.27-32.46/hour, on a seven-step scale, based on education and experience.


Hours: 12 hours per week, including evenings and Saturdays. Additional premium Sunday hours available.


Start Date: May 28, 2019



Send:  Resume and letter of application to

Jaclyn Powers, Assistant Director

powers@noblenet.org

Beebe Library

345 Main St.

Wakefield, MA 01880

 

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Project Archivist, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, MA

The Project Archivist is responsible for the processing and description of the Reinier Beeuwkes Family Collection.


The Reinier Beeuwkes Family Collection, approximately 1727-1986, contains a significant quantity of original documents, ephemera, and photographs relating to the Beeuwkes, Clark, Drury, and Goodwin families of New England and beyond. Original documents include account books, art, certificates, correspondence, deeds, diaries, genealogical material, newspaper clippings, poetry, receipts, recipes, reminiscences, school papers, and scrapbooks.


This is a temporary part-time (28 hour/week) position. The duration of this position is twelve months and is located within the New England Historic Genealogical Society's R. Stanton Avery Special Collections in Boston.



Essential Duties and Responsibilities

1. The Project Archivist will assume responsibility for the processing and description of the Reinier Beeuwkes Family Collection through the appropriate housing of manuscript material, barcoding containers, identifying materials for conservation treatment, creation of an EAD encoded finding aid according to DACS through ArchivesSpace, and the creation of a MARC record.

2. There will also be opportunities to promote knowledge of the project by writing blog posts and/or articles and giving presentations.

 

Supervision

The Project Archivist reports to the Manager of Manuscript Collections. However, on a day-to-day basis the work of the Project Archivist will be directed and coordinated by the Archivist.

Typical physical requirements

Candidates for this position should be able to work up to four hours at a computer workstation and should be able to lift archival boxes weighing up to forty pounds.



Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

Education:

A Master's degree in history, library science (ALA accredited), or a related discipline is required and work experience concerning the processing of manuscript collections.

Experience:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival principles and practices, particularly those relating to the processing of a manuscript collection are required.
  • Experience and familiarity with using an archival content management system and technologies applicable for an archival environment
  • Experience working with archival content metadata standards and current practice in archival arrangement and description including DACS (Describing Archives: A Content Standard) and EAD (Encoded Archival Description)

Skills:

  • Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills are required.
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills with proven success in independently prioritizing work demonstrated in meeting deadlines and in managing complex projects to completion.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience using ArchivesSpace
  • Experience with genealogical research



Salary:

 $18-21 per hour, depending upon experience (28 hours per week; 52 weeks)



To Apply:

Please email resume and compelling cover letter to Michelle Major (mmajor@nehgs.org), Director of Human Resources. Review of applications will begin May 6, 2019.

No phone calls please.

 

 

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Assistant Director and Head of Adult Services, Lynnfield Public Library, Lynnfield, MA

The Lynnfield Public Library is seeking a creative and motivated person to join our collaborative team as the Assistant Director and Head of Adult Services. The Library is on the waitlist for a new building, and this is an excellent position for someone with leadership abilities and enthusiasm for bringing high caliber programming to a welcoming community with expectations for high quality services.

 

Duties / Responsibilities: Assistant Director

Assists the Director in planning, organizing, and administering the operations, programs, collections, and services of the Library.


In the absence of the Director, responsible for all operations of the Library, including staff supervision, responding to emergencies, and representing the Library to the media and community.


Assists the Director in the interviewing, selection, and training of Library personnel for all departments. Develops, in conjunction with the Director, orientation programs, in-service training, and continuing education programs for Library staff.


Oversees all public relations, promotional and publicity efforts for all media outlets for Library services through press releases, promotional materials, displays, speaking engagements, etc. to promote public interest, support and awareness. Responsible for the Library website, social media accounts, and other related platforms. Updates phone system. Coordinates the publicity efforts of other staff members.


Participates in discussions of policy, problems, and other matters affecting the Library with the Director and department heads. Contributes to policy statements for presentation to the Board of Trustees. Interprets policies and regulations for staff and patrons. With advanced notice, may attend Board of Trustees meetings at the request of the Director.


Researches, implements and administers grant opportunities and activities.


Prepares regular monthly and annual narrative and statistical reports for the Director. Assists the Director in preparing for reports and presentations.


Participates in the annual evaluation of the Library's Long Range Plan and assists the Director in updating the annual Library Action Plan.


Oversees building maintenance and custodial services to ensure that the facilities are clean, safe, and a pleasant environment for Library staff and patrons.


Duties / Responsibilities: Adult Services Librarian

Plans, executes, and evaluates program planning and service delivery for adults of all ages that reflects a variety of diversified cultural and educational interests including but not limited to: lectures, author visits, arts and music programming, Adult Reading Programs, workshops on current topics, and instructional classes.


Develops, organizes, markets, and implements technology related programs and services, including but not limited to lending eReaders, using personal technology devices, and integrating emerging technology tools. Suggests associated policies and creates instructional opportunities for staff and patrons.


Provides community outreach and serves as liaison for but not limited to: community organizations, town departments, and local businesses who work with or provide services to adults of all ages. Partners with such organizations to promote the Library and its services.


Maintains budget for programming and outreach.


Suggests items for the Library collection as they relate to programming and outreach.


Evaluates and determines use of adult volunteers within the Library. As Volunteer Coordinator, recruits, selects, schedules, trains, and supervises adult Library volunteers.


Represents the Library and participates in job-related activities of professional and community organizations and attends job-related workshops, conferences, and other activities.


Provides service on the Reference Desk of one Saturday per four-week rotation, one evening per week and other reference shifts as needed.  Provides service at other public desks as needed.


Works closely with other department heads in regard to the effective operation of the Library.


Maintains a working knowledge of contemporary issues, trends and technology in the Library profession. Stays current with Library policies and procedures. Updates staff accordingly.


Plans, organizes, and implements special projects as needed by the Director.


Other duties as assigned.


Qualifications:

Master's in Library Science from an ALA accredited program with a minimum of four years' professional public library experience with emphasis on working directly with the public. Includes at least two years experience working in a supervisory role and at least two years in administration preferred. Significant experience in program planning and marketing; and experience working on the Reference Desk and with budgets.


A dynamic, energetic and enthusiastic team player with a good sense of humor and dedication to working closely with staff, Friends of the Library and volunteers to deliver outstanding customer service. This position requires tact, diplomacy, negotiating skills, resourcefulness, and political acumen and comprehensive knowledge of principles of Library Science, as well as exceptional written and oral communication skills and a variety of writing experience, including web content, press releases and newsletters.


The ability to supervise the work of subordinate professional, technical, clerical and other staff members and occasional volunteers. Must have proficiency with and experience troubleshooting a variety of technology tools, and a reliable means of transportation and willingness to travel for outreach, to run errands for programs, and to attend meetings and workshops. Must be able to work one scheduled evening per week and one scheduled Saturday per four-week rotation.


Schedule:

Will include one scheduled evening per week and one scheduled Saturday per month on the Adult Reference Desk. The Assistant Director will be on call on Saturdays for Reference Services during the summer when Head of Reference Services is unavailable.


Salary:

$28.1015 to $31.6037 per hour in five steps, 35 hours/week.  Union position with full municipal benefits.


Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For a full job description, see contact information below.

To apply, email cover letter and resume to:

Jennifer Inglis, Library Director
Lynnfield Public Library
18 Summer Street
Lynnfield, MA 01940
jinglis@noblenet.org

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Associate Cataloging Bibliographer I, EBSCO Industries, Inc., Contoocook, NH

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases -- all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation's largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.



The main responsibility of the Associate Cataloging Bibliographer is to perform descriptive cataloging, up to full level, on a broad range and depth of materials. Materials include print, visual, audio and digital resources. This person selects appropriate MARC bibliographic records used to support approval plan profiling and order fulfillment, verifies the validity of LC and Dewey Classification and Library of Congress Subject Headings found in cataloging copy, creates metadata records applying the RDA standard to support the provision of products supplied by GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO to accompany purchased content, validates name and series headings against OCLC authority files, and creates, corrects and/or upgrades metadata records as needed.



Primary Responsibilities

  • Upgrades LC CIP records to full level according to OCLC CIP upgrade specifications for physical and digital titles.
  • Performs initial search and sorts of newly received approval books in a timely manner.
  • Uses e-book aggregator websites to view and catalog electronic resources.
  • Creates minimal-level and less-than-full cataloging records.
  • Searches OCLC's bibliographic utility, including authority files and downloads appropriate records as necessary.
  • Applies RDA and LC-PCC Policy Statements to all cataloging as appropriate.
  • Uses MARC21 Bibliographic format structure for all records.
  • Links MARC records to appropriate inventory records in the local database.
  • Reviews metadata records for accuracy and formatting, correcting as needed.
  • Processes files of records for e-book packages and places on ftp site.
  • Provides backup coverage for all CatalogHold Report tasks.
  • Keeps accurate production statistics.
  • Supports and assists Cataloging Bibliographers as required to meet departmental expectations.
  • Creates and updates unit documentation.
  • Provides orientation, training and feedback for new hires.



Role-Based Competencies

  • Exhibit focused attention to detail for prolonged periods
  • Possess a working knowledge of editing tools such as Microsoft Word, and preferably MARC editing programs
  • Flexibility with multi-tasking and shifting priorities throughout the work day
  • Work efficiently and keep work organized
  • Proficient with end-user computer technologies
  • Demonstrates the ability to learn new skills quickly
  • Works collaboratively to get the work done expediently
  • Positive attitude
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written
  • Willingness to collaborate as part of a team
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism
  • Eagerness to understand
  • Accountable for one's work



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree required or two years' experience in a library technical services cataloging role.



Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science preferred.
  • Experience in library technical services or with copy cataloging.
  • Strong interest in the areas of library cataloging, metadata, and/or library technical services.
  • Familiarity with RDA and MARC metadata standards and library best practices.
  • Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings.
  • Editing experience or other experience requiring strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.



Cultural Competencies

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



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



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

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

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Cataloger, The Donohue Group, Inc., Windsor, CT

Immediate full-time professional position available for an experienced cataloger to work in our Windsor, CT office.


The cataloging landscape is rapidly changing, and DGI is committed to providing the high quality services that libraries and publishers need. We are passionate about our work! Do you thrive on the challenge of cataloging in a fast-paced, production environment? Are you ready to join a group of congenial colleagues, working in a beautiful repurposed factory building in historic downtown Windsor? If so, we want to speak with you!  



Description: Work with a team of professional and paraprofessional catalogers to perform original and copy cataloging for materials in a variety of formats and languages. DGI provides cataloging services to a wide range of clients, including academic, public, school and special libraries as well as the publishing and library vendor communities.



Required Qualifications

  • MLS/MSLIS/MLIS (ALA accredited)
  • Fluency in English 
  • Recent experience in original and copy cataloging (RDA, AACR2, LC, DDC, MARC21 formats, LCSH, OCLC)
  • Exceptional communication skills
  • Ability to think logically, work accurately and maintain focus in a deadline-oriented production environment
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Ability/willingness to work at client-site projects

Preferred experience/background:

  • Strong customer service and project management experience

 

Compensation: DOE (flexible 37.5 hour work week). This position includes a benefits package and 401(k) plan.

 

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


Email cover letter and resume to Ms. Pat McCurdy-Crescimanno, MLS, The Donohue Group, Inc. at dgijobs@dgiinc.com. 

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Digital Content Management Librarian, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Cambridge, MA

The Digital Content Management Librarian works primarily to support the digital asset and content management needs of the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE), including Gutman Library, the Teaching and Learning Lab, Programs in Professional Education, Information Technology, and other units. Reporting to the Collections Strategist and Scholarly Communication Librarian, the incumbent supports digital and analog management of the Library's core collections and special collections.
 
The Digital Content Management Librarian serves as an active member of both Gutman Library's Digital Scholarship & Scholarly Communications Team, and Research Services Team. The position leverages digital repositories, publishing systems, and other platforms to support HGSE's curricular, research, and strategic priorities.



Duties & Responsibilities
Specific areas of responsibilities include:
 
Content Management Duties

  • Develop and oversee HGSE's content management process that addresses the full lifecycle of digital content (e.g. creation, copyright, licensing, storage, retention, preservation, cleaning, and reuse).
  • Identify a repository and publishing solution for managing, organizing, and distributing HGSE community content, possibly including digital learning objects and modules, digital scholarship projects and e-portfolios, open educational resources, digital exhibits, research data collections, restricted licensed collections, etc.
  • Oversee documentation, training, and policies on repository use and processes, including continual review and ongoing optimization of workflows.
  • Coordinate with existing repositories administered by the Harvard Library, including the Digital Repository Service (DRS) and Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH); complementary projects undertaken by the Harvard Library Digital Strategies & Innovations unit; and those administered by HUIT, such as Digital Assets for Reuse in Teaching (DART), to design connected workflows or interoperability.
  • Oversee workflows related to collecting, storing, and preserving HGSE faculty intellectual output in the university's institutional repository, DASH.


Research, Teaching, and Learning Duties

  • Work closely with other Gutman Library units and personnel, including both the Research and Writing Services Teams, to integrate digital scholarship and repository support into the Library's overall service offerings (e.g. instruction, discovery, preservation, research, etc.).
  • Collaborate with the Special Collections Team to develop digital exhibits and serve as the lead functional liaison to faculty, departments, and other librarians working with digital exhibit technologies and services.
  • Collaborate with the Digital Scholarship & Scholarly Communications Team to explore and develop innovative digital library initiatives and services to support evolving models of research, such as the creation of digital scholarship, the curation of open educational resources, etc.
  • Provide library instruction via research consultations, reference queries, or curriculum-integrated classes.


Other Duties

  • Participate in Gutman Library, HGSE, and Harvard Library-wide activities and committees.



The Digital Content Management Librarian should possess:

  • An active awareness and broad understanding of current issues in digital scholarship and scholarly communication, including emerging trends, technologies, methods, and best practices as they relate to institutional and digital repositories.
  • Ability to effectively communicate these issues to HGSE faculty, staff, students, and other members of the University community.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral skills, including presentation and teaching skills.
  • Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and facilitate workflows.
  • Careful attention to detail and rigor in documentation.



Basic Qualifications

  • Master's degree in library or information science, archives, or another advanced degree in a related field.
  • Demonstrated relevant work experience in an academic or research environment.
  • Demonstrated initiative and leadership in developing user-centered digital repositories or related library services.
  • Demonstrated ability to learn new technologies and software platforms, and to effectively train or teach others in their use.
  • Demonstrated understanding of digital library standards and practices, data standards, and standards for multimedia content, metadata, controlled authorities, and user experience.
  • Knowledge of digital formats (e.g. image, audio, video, data, object, text, etc.) and their associated best practices for online access and digital preservation.
  • Experience managing and describing digital content in at least one digital object repository and/or delivery system (e.g. Digital Commons, DSpace, Samvera, Islandora, Widen, etc.).
  • Experience with basic data reporting/usage statistics, along with skilled proficiency with using potential database technologies (e.g. Oracle, etc.)

 

  • Applicants wishing to be considered must submit a cover letter in addition to their CV. 



Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience gathering user requirements and working with software developers.
  • Experience with metadata standards (e.g., Dublin Core, MODS, OAIPMH, etc.), development of metadata profiles and mappings, and bulk uploads.
  • Knowledge of tools and techniques such as OCR, Photoshop, and multimedia digitization (e.g., imaging, audio, video, etc.).
  • Knowledge of data cleaning, data repurposing, and programming or scripting languages (e.g., Open Refine, MySQL, PHP, XML, XSLT, JavaScript, Ruby, Python, etc.).
  • Knowledge of bibliometrics, altmetrics, digital literacy, and information literacy.
  • Ability to create and maintain a scholarly research agenda related to the position's duties and responsibilities.



Additional Information

We regret that the Harvard Graduate School of Education does not provide Visa sponsorship. 



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



EEO Statement

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


 

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Creative Arts Processing Archivist, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Houghton Library, the primary repository for Harvard's rare books and manuscripts, seeks an innovative, collaborative, and motivated Project Archivist to process collections within the Arts and Special Collections unit of the Harvard College Library, including the Fine Arts Library, the Harvard Film Archive, and the Music Library.

 

Reporting to the Head of the Manuscript Section, the Project Archivist joins the library's archives processing program, and works collaboratively across the Arts and Special Collections to arrange and describe archival and manuscript materials. The Project Archivist will develop processing plans and execute processing projects for the Godfrey Reggio/Institute for Regional Education (IRE) film archive, the Randy Weston papers, and other collections related to the fine arts.

 

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Processes archival and manuscript materials: rehouses materials as necessary; assesses conservation and preservation needs; determines levels of arrangement and description; creates finding aids and other descriptive metadata as necessary; and prepares materials for off-site storage at the Harvard Depository as needed. 

 

  • Provides basic collection control for legacy collections: compiles documentation and inventories, creates collection level description, addresses preservation and other housing issues. 

 

  • Follows procedures outlined in departmental processing manuals; helps to maintain documentation; compiles statistics and reports as necessary. 

 

  • Acts as a liaison between donors and donor organizations and the Arts and Special Collections libraries as well as between Houghton Library and the Arts and Special Collections libraries. 

 

  • May supervise students, interns, hourly, and/or project staff.  

Please note: this is a term appointment with an end date of two years from the date of hire.



Basic Qualifications

  • M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited academic program required, preferably with an archives concentration.
  • Two years' experience with archival arrangement and description and/or archival accessioning, preferably in an academic or research library.
  • Experience with the use and application of DACS, EAD, EAC-CPF and MARC, as well as other archival content and communication standards.

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to manage time and tasks independently and complete projects in a timely manner.
  • Ability to identify basic preservation and conservation issues related to archival materials, particularly audio and visual formats.
  • Understanding of current developments within the profession and demonstrated commitment to engage in ongoing professional development and service to the profession.
  • Reading knowledge of Spanish or other European languages.
  • Background or interest in the creative arts: film, fine arts, and/or music.
  • Experience working with an archival content management system such as Archivist's Toolkit or ArchivesSpace.
  • Experience implementing new technologies and other techniques to improve work processes.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills and demonstrated attention to detail.
  • Capacity to thrive in a changing working environment. 



Additional Information

Diversity Statement: 

Across the Harvard Library, our work is enriched by our diverse campus community. Our unique and wide-ranging abilities, experiences, and perspectives are integral to achieving Harvard University's mission of excellence in research, teaching, and learning for our patrons, our collections, and our workplace. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success.
 
We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to be a part of our community of over 700 staff members. Our work with faculty, students and researchers to explore answers to intellectual questions, enduring and new, and to seek solutions to the world's most consequential problems, requires that we not only reflect, but also champion our diverse society.



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



EEO Statement

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

 

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Librarian for Undergraduate Support, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

The Librarian for Undergraduate Support (LUS) coordinates two programs: the First-Year student Librarian (FYL) program and the Peer Research Fellows (PRF) program. The FYL program connects librarians directly with incoming first-year students to serve as a friendly, welcoming first point of contact. This is a new venture, to build on a successful 2018 pilot. The PRF program trains and supports undergraduates (years 2 to 4) who live in the residential houses and provide direct support to their peers. This program is well established, and is in the process of expansion.

 

The LUS will join the Services for Academic Programs (SAP) department, reporting to the Head of Liaison and Orientation Services. (Details are at http://sap.library.harvard.edu) SAP includes close to 20 staff members and provides several services for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), the largest division of Harvard University. Relevant services include departmental academic support, structured instruction, walk-in and appointment-based assistance, orientations, tours, and online resources.

 

In addition to these two direct responsibilities, the LUS contributes to the overall functions of the Services for Academic Programs department by taking on instruction, liaison and virtual reference duties. The LUS works closely with campus support providers on undergraduate support, and coordinates with library colleagues to maintain a coherent support network.

 

Typical duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • The LUS recruits, selects, and directly supervises the PRFs (up to twelve undergraduate students), and leads a group of four to six mentor librarians who train and support the PRFs. The LUS provides direction and coordination for program activities and handles outreach, assessment, and reporting. In collaboration with mentor librarians, the LUS periodically updates the training curriculum and consults with House Resident Deans and administrative staff.

 

  • The LUS selects, supports and convenes the network of FYLs (up to 50 librarians from across Harvard Library) who each take on a small cohort of first-year students. The LUS manages the selection process each spring, conducts summer training for the FYLs and brings the FYLs together for meetings during the school year. The LUS provides leadership and support for the program, staying connected with the FYLs and helping manage regular outreach to the first-year students.

 

  • The LUS participates actively in the programs and activities of the Services for Academic Programs department, taking on instruction and virtual reference responsibilities as assigned. The LUS plays a key role in the diversity and inclusion goals of Harvard Library.

 

  • Serve as library liaison to a small set of departments and programs as assigned. Provide course-related instruction, small-group assistance, one-to-one research consultations, tours, orientations and online support materials. Integrate into the academic life of the departments and programs, finding creative ways to address needs and connect back with library priorities and initiatives. Actively seek to integrate research literacy into curricula.

  • May supervise student employees (undergraduate and graduate students)



Basic Qualifications

  • MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program, Masters in higher education, Masters in Instructional Technology or Masters in Learning Design required
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in an academic library setting
  • Experience working directly with undergraduate students

 

Additional Qualifications

  • Additional subject Master's degree preferred.
  • Experience managing events and programs for undergraduate students.
  • Strong verbal, listening, writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working in a large research library environment
  • Strong program management skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively, connecting with peers to build momentum for new initiatives
  • Ability to work with competing demands in a complex environment
  • A commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.

  

There are no notable physical demands associated with this position. To view the full position and apply, please follow this link

 

EEO Statement

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

 

  

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Children's Librarian, Booth & Dimock Memorial Library, Coventry, CT

Booth & Dimock Memorial Library in Coventry, CT is seeking an energetic, vibrant, and savvy Children's Librarian. The Children's Librarian oversees a busy and active Children's Department with its own circulation desk. The Children's Librarian is responsible for the operation of the Children's Department, making library services available to children, families, and adults concerned with children. Our ideal candidate will demonstrate an interest and love of children, communicate well with children, co-workers, and families, and encompass a forward-thinking and innovative approach to librarianship.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Planning programs for children
  • Providing readers' advisory services for children and adults
  • Maintaining the children's collection
  • Providing outreach to community organizations
  • Performing cataloging steps as needed
  • Supervising children's room library assistants and volunteers
  • Preparing reports for the Library Director
  • Seeking opportunities in grant writing
  • Interacting with school staff and community organizations to promote the library.

 

Requirements:

MLS from an ALA accredited school, or an MS/MA or BS/BA and experience demonstrating interpersonal skills with children. Students and expected graduates of library school programs encouraged to apply.

 

Annual salary range is $40,000 - $50,000 for a 40 hour work week, commensurate with experience. Some flexibility possible. Benefits provided. 

 

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and three references to bdsearch@coventryct.org by 12pm on April 9th. Only electronic submissions will be considered.

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Head of Acquisitions, Tufts University, Medford, MA

We have a great opportunity in the Resource Management and Repository Services Department of Tisch Library, Tufts University. Come work with us and be part of an innovative, service-oriented team!



Responsibilities

The Head of Acquisitions will lead the business processes for acquiring library resources for Tufts libraries. This position will ensure the oversight and management of collection fund expenditures, report on budget trends, and create and share analytics and other reports that capture data needed for budget management and external reporting.

The successful candidate will collaborate effectively with the collection development librarian, cataloging and electronic resources management staff, and collections staff across the Tufts Libraries. The Head of Acquisitions serves as the primary point person for Alma acquisitions functions and works with colleagues across Tufts Libraries and Library Technology Services to maximize Alma's capabilities to meet users' needs.

 

To Apply

The full job description is available online at: https://tufts.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=19001260&lang=en#.XJkBNN7yiNg.mailto

 

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

 

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

 

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Reference and Instruction Librarian, Central Connecticut State University, New Britain, CT

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

 

Required Qualifications:

  • American Library Association accredited Master's degree in Library Science or equivalent
  • Academic library reference and instruction experience (e.g. ability to create single-session lesson plans and assignments; knowledge of information resources)
  • Must have good interpersonal skills and demonstrate a commitment to public service
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Experience working effectively with a highly diverse group of faculty, students, colleagues and the general public

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with online learning management systems (e.g. Blackboard, D2L "Desire to Learn," Moodle, Canvas)
  • Experience teaching a semester long information literacy credit course (e.g. ability to create lesson plans and assignments)
  • Familiarity with screen recording and video editing software (e.g. Camtasia, Captivate)
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use instructional/e-learning technologies
  • Familiarity with the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
  • Experience with Social Media Tools and Metadata
  • Familiarity with the digitization of oral interviews
  • Knowledge of digital repositories

 

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

 

CCSU is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer

 

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Assessment and Planning Librarian, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, Amherst, MA

Assessment and Planning Librarian

Librarian II or III

 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Assessment and Planning Librarian to provide leadership for and participate in assessment and planning efforts across the UMass Amherst Libraries, through the following actions: 

  • Lead the collection, analysis, and documentation of assessment data that enable continuous review, evaluation, and improvement of services that achieve strategic objectives related to library operations and user needs
  • Support data visualization, analysis, and reporting needs across the Libraries.
  • Coordinate projects and support colleagues engaged in assessment work, ensuring shared actions and broad understanding toward assessment and assessment measures.
  • Provide leadership and support for strategic planning initiatives. 
  • Represent the Libraries for assessment initiatives on a national and local level.

 

Example of Duties:

  1. Develops, coordinates, and promotes an innovative, collaborative, evidence-based assessment program that supports and enables the Libraries' strategic initiatives and develops evidence-based approaches for achieving strategic objectives for the Libraries.
  2. Performs duties in a leadership role in identifying, defining, developing, and implementing appropriateassessment and planning approaches, measures, and techniques.
  3. Leads data visualization support for Tableau server and dashboard creation.
  4. Increases the ability of staff to access, use, and understand data for decision making using data visualization and other tools.
  5. Analyzes, interprets, and publicizes the results of assessment and evaluation activities
  6. Coordinates the collection and reporting of data to campus and external audiences. Maintains awareness ofthe administrative expectations on campus for measurement and assessment by the Libraries.
  7. Provides access to data that enables data-informed decision-making.  Works with LTS to appropriately manage and secure assessment data to include appropriate user access and authorization to sensitive data.
  8. Forms and supports a cohort of assessment colleagues engaged in assessment work across the Libraries.  Identifies and implements strategies for cultivating a culture of assessment including providing consultation and guidance to support library staff and units as they gather, process, analyze, manage, and report data related to library resources and services.
  9. Works with units across the Libraries to develop and support assessment practices and data-informed decision-making.
  10. Uses both quantitative and qualitative measures according to established standards.
  11. Leads strategic planning needs for the Libraries and designs cooperative library-wide planning process cycle.  
  12. Collaborates with other units on campus engaged in assessment and planning.
  13. Represents the Libraries for assessment and planning initiatives on a national, regional, and local level.
  14. Maintains current knowledge of assessment trends and best practices as they impact academic libraries.
  15. Works creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus. Contributes toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity, and collaboration.
  16. Provides training and orientation for new staff.  Monitors training and support needs for all staff in the department as required in the changing environment of the Libraries.
  17. Oversees the accurate and timely availability of documentation for all procedures.
  18. Demonstrates, fosters and cultivates a positive, proactive internal and external customer service culture amongst staff and student staff.
  19. Performs other related duties as assigned or required to meet department and university goals and objectives.

 

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master's degree in library science or equivalent degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association, or its appropriate equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.
  2. Minimum of two years of professional library experience.
  3. Demonstrated experience in assessment via quantitative and/or qualitative means required, including experience using statistical software packages such as SAS, STATA, SPSS or R.
  4. Experience planning, organizing, and supervising the work of others and planning and organizing projects. The ability to advance multiple complex projects in a collaborative environment.
  5. Demonstrated high level of written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly in presentations.
  6. Ability to interact effectively and work productively, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups in a complex and rapidly changing environment.
  7. Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
  8. Demonstrated ability to establish work priorities, set performance expectations, achieve goals, and direct work in a high-production, rapidly evolving setting.
  9. 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.
  10. Proven ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.
  11. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities, showing initiative and flexibility.
  12. Strong service orientation and the ability to meet the public graciously and tactfully.  Strong customer service attitude and initiative.
  13. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  14. Uses access to sensitive and/or not-yet-public university-related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosures to others.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Professional librarian experience working in an academic or research library preferred.
  2. Experience in manipulating raw data in order to analyze, customize, and format appropriate reportspreferred.

 

Rank and Salary Commensurate with Skills and Experience

Librarian II: $60,500

Librarian III: $68,500

 

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/498208/assessment-and-planning-librarian and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by April 22, 2019 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

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Library Director, Springfield Town Library, Springfield, VT

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


Springfield, VT (pop. 9,300) is in southeastern Vermont, a former center for precision manufacturing.  New developments include the Black River Innovation Campus, a new school computer curriculum, and planning for the Springfield Riverwalk.  The Library annual operating budget is $540,000; staff are active participants in the Catamount Library Network, a Koha consortium.  The Library Director reports to the Town Manager, working in close cooperation with the advisory Board of Library Trustees and the Friends.


The successful candidate will have demonstrated strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills, leadership ability and experience with integrated library systems and library technology.  Ideal qualifications include an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree and three years of responsible supervisory and administrative experience in a public library.  

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


Deadline:  Send application, cover letter and resume no later than April 26, 2019 for a late starting date in May.  Mail to Human Resources Manager, 96 Main Street, Springfield, VT  05156 or email to toshr@vermontel.net    A completed and signed Town of Springfield application form is required.  The form is located on the Town website on job openings.  In addition, a job description is posted under Job Openings on the Town of Springfield website at http://www.springfieldvt.govoffice2.com

 

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Archivist-Librarian, Noble and Greenough School, Dedham, MA

Founded by George Washington Copp Noble in 1866, Noble and Greenough School is a co-educational, non-sectarian, rigorous academic community dedicated to motivating and inspiring students to achieve their highest potential and to lead lives characterized by service to others.


Nobles seeks an archivist-librarian to begin in May/June 2019. We are searching for a professional who has an MLS from an ALA-accredited school, ideally with a focus on archives or records management or who has commensurate archives experience. Successful candidates will have at least three years of archives and library experience and comfort working with students, employees, and alumni. 

 

This position includes duties in both the library and the archives. The ideal candidate will have a vision to integrate the archives into the daily life of the school, as well as a strong desire to collaborate with the school community.


This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic library department whose members are passionate about ideas, teaching, and developing positive student-teacher relationships and fostering the growth of engaged, ethical citizens and leaders.


Successful candidates will be able to contribute significantly to the life of the school in at least one non-academic area (athletics, community service, admissions, or performing arts).


People of color, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, religious minorities, and members of other historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.


To apply, please complete the online application and upload a résumé with cover letter addressed to:


Michael Denning, Head of Upper School
Noble and Greenough School
10 Campus Drive
Dedham, MA 02026

 

Nobles is committed to creating a learning environment that represents diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, national origin, background, experience and perspective. Doing so is intrinsic to our mission and improves the educational experience for all.

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Youth Services Librarian, Seabrook Public Library, Seabrook, NH

General Summary:  This is full-time professional level position responsible for the development and implementation of a full range of library services for children aged from infancy through young adult.  Occasional circulation desk coverage is also required.  Reports to the Director.


Educational Requirements:  MLS from an ALA-accredited library school and a minimum of one year relevant library experience, or an M.Ed. and three years of relevant library experience.


Responsibilities: Establish and maintain a strong and active Youth Services department through collection development, programming, outreach services, readers advisory, reference services, maintenance and supervision of library users, staff and volunteers. This position requires a high degree of independent initiative and coordination with Library Administration.


Other Requirements: Candidates should be proficient in technology services, knowledgeable in current children's literature, and experienced in program development.


Closing Date: Available immediately; open until filled.


Salary: Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package including medical and dental.


Address: Send cover letter, resume and 3 references to: Susan Schatvet, Director, Seabrook Library, 25 Liberty Lane, Seabrook, NH 03874 or email to sschatvet@sealib.org.


Website: www.sealib.org and visit our Facebook page at Seabrook Library Children's Room.

 

The Seabrook Library complies with all applicable laws regarding affirmative action and equal opportunity in all its activities and programs and does not discriminate against anyone protected by law because of age, color, disability, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, handicap, or status as a veteran or disabled veteran.

 

 

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