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Dean of Library Services, Wheaton College, Norton, MA

DEAN OF LIBRARY SERVICES WHEATON COLLEGE

Wheaton College, a private, residential, liberal-arts college located in southeastern Massachusetts, seeks an ambitious new Dean of Library Services to define the future of library and information services in supports of the College's mission: "to create possibilities for our students by offering a full range of studies in the arts, sciences, humanities, mathematics and social sciences. Our approach to the liberal arts emphasizes active learning in the classroom, on the campus and in the real world."

Reporting to the Provost and appointed with faculty status, the new Dean of Library Services will be an innovative and collaborative leader who provides strategic direction for all functions of the Wallace Library in partnership with other academic units and in support of the mission of the College. The Dean of Library Services will articulate and implement a compelling strategic plan for the future of Wallace Library, based on a perceptive and inspirational vision of the future of academic libraries. The Dean's vision will continue to transform the Library into a dynamic academic hub that serves the needs of all members of the Wheaton community. 

The Dean of Library Services serves as the primary advocate for the Library, both internally and externally. Anticipating future opportunities and challenges, the Dean collaborates closely with faculty and administrators to continually align and integrate the Library into the academic life of the College. To that end, the Dean builds communities of practice and interest across campus and actively seeks both resources and external support for the Library's programmatic initiatives, including but not limited to its programs to promote information literacy across the curriculum and the use of digital methods and technologies in the classroom. 

The Dean of Library Services provides accountability for the Library by preparing and administering an approximately $2.75 million operating budget; ensuring that its collections and resources align with and meet the needs of Wheaton's curriculum; hiring and managing a diverse and dedicated staff; and developing a culture of assessment of library services and outcomes. The Dean is also charged with fostering an organizational climate based on respect, service, teamwork, communication, professional growth, and responsibility in which diversity, creativity, and innovation thrive. 

For the decade before 2015, Wheaton's library and information technology functions were integrated under a vice president of information services. In 2015, the two organizations were separated and the library became part of the Provost's office. As the library organization has settled into this new administrative structure, its budget, infrastructure, staffing model, and organizational culture has begun to emerge. Now, a 22-person staff, many of them hired in the last few years and excited to be part of a forward-looking, ambitious, service-oriented library, cover research and instruction, access services, digital and special collections, and media services. 

The Wallace Library is the likely home of the Center for Teaching and Learning that is currently in design development. Reporting to the Provost alongside the Dean of Library Services, the head of the Center for Teaching and Learning, who is to be appointed in the coming academic year, will be a key colleague for the Dean in initiatives and programs focused on students and faculty.

College leadership, informed by a 2016 ACRL review, have identified several priorities for the new Dean, who will naturally have the opportunity to assess these priorities and develop a plan to address them as well as others that may be identified during his/her tenure:

  • Articulate a vision for the Wallace Library that will re-establish its relevance for all College stakeholders - faculty, students, staff, alumni, and neighbors - and make it a vibrant space, actual and virtual, for collaboration, exploration, and innovation.
  • Develop a strategy for the library's digital collection.
  • Develop a plan for the evolution of the library's space and physical environment.
  • Ensure library systems are aligned with constituents' expectations and the ambitions of the College.
  • Contribute to the design, launch, and success of the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Advancing these critical endeavors will engage the Dean in conversations and collaborations with College leadership, with faculty, and with students and staff in the shared work of transforming this core Wheaton resource and positioning it to sustain the College's educational programs and its campus environment going forward.

Core Responsibilities

  • Oversees all Library employees, services, and policies, maintaining and advancing library services to all College constituents. Effectively leads and manages all library staff. Pays special attention to achieving greater diversity among library staff in recruiting and hiring. Fosters an open and inclusive work environment that values communication, collaboration, and respect.
  • Serves as lead ambassador and advocate for the Library within the Wheaton community. Takes an active and visible role on campus, including by serving on various committees.
  • Spearheads all strategic planning and fundraising activities related to the Library and its service to the broader College mission.
  • Helps to conceptualize and develop a recently proposed Center for Teaching and Learning.
  • Oversees the allocation and dispensation of the Library budget and aligns it with all strategic planning objectives.
  • Stays current with the research and scholarship on academic libraries. Fosters a creative environment that supports innovative teaching by faculty and staff, consistent with the pedagogical and administrative goals of the College.
  • Represents the Library at professional conferences and committees both locally and nationally, including as the representative of Wheaton College on the Executive Board of the HELIN library consortium. 

Qualifications: Wheaton is seeking a Dean who will be a bold and transformative leader, conceiving innovative ways to generate resources for the library that will bring it to the level of service, impact, and relevance that the College expects in terms of its collection, its space, and its role in teaching, learning, research, and community. The Dean will be someone who is open, collaborative, trusted, and committed to the Wheaton College community. S/he will be appointed as a member of the College faculty and must therefore demonstrate clear community to academic values.

The ideal candidate will bring many of the following qualifications:

  • A Master's degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program; an additional master's degree or higher in a discipline taught at Wheaton College is desirable but not required.
  • At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in library administration, preferably in an academic institution; experience as a direct report to a library director/dean, or as a director/dean is expected.
  • Passion about the role of the library in undergraduate education and the ability to articulate a vision for the library at Wheaton that engages and motivates stakeholders.
  • Creativity, curiosity, and a passion for serving undergraduate students and faculty dedicated to both teaching and research.
  • A track record of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and to creating and sustaining a diverse and inclusive work and learning environment.
  • Active engagement with current library scholarship and research and a strong record of service to the library profession.
  • Significant experience with library budgets, library operations, and the recruiting, hiring, management, and leadership of professional and paraprofessional staff; experience developing a long-range plan for financial sustainability, including with fundraising via grant-writing or philanthropy, is a plus.
  • Experience implementing or updating library systems and working with media, digital archives, and technology support.
  • A grounding in instructional technology and the ability to help faculty integrate new and established library capabilities into their curricula and pedagogy. Experience with space planning and project management; a track record of strategic impact upon library space utilization and atmosphere.
  • Experience with the development and tactical implementation of assessment programs of library services, including knowledge of user needs and satisfaction studies.
  • Experience with accreditation processes.
  • Experience (or at least interest in and the aptitude for) forging sustainable collaborations between libraries that leverage resources and increase impact.

Wheaton College Located between Boston and Providence, Wheaton College is a four-year, private liberal arts college with 1,550 students. The Wheaton Curriculum offers more than 600 courses in 40 majors and 50 minors. The student-faculty ratio of 10 to 1 and average class size of 15-20 students help foster the close collaborative relationships that develop between undergraduates and faculty. 

Wheaton's Madeleine Clark Wallace Library, housed in a historic building at the heart of the Wheaton College campus, is the hub where students connect with information and ideas. Its holdings include more than 300,000 print and more than 150,000 electronic volumes, a comprehensive selection of periodicals, audiovisual materials, and research databases, as well as Wheaton's unique Marion B. Gebbie Archives and Special Collections. Its team of librarians, technologists, and support staff is dedicated to supporting all members of the Wheaton community in their learning, research, and teaching.

Wheaton College has retained Opus Partners (www.opuspartners.net) to support this recruitment. Craig Smith, Partner, and Jennifer Rumain, Senior Associate, are leading the search. Confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations should be submitted by email to jennifer.rumain@opuspartners.net. 

Wheaton College is committed to achieving excellence and cultural diversity, and welcomes applications from women, members of minority groups, and others who will increase the diversity of the College community.

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Technology and User Experience Librarian, Ames Free Library, North Easton, MA

Technology and User Experience (TUX) Librarian

 

Description/Duties:

The Ames Free Library of Easton invites applications from creative, technology-driven librarians with people skills, for the position of Technology and User Experience (TUX) Librarian.

This position is aimed at a dynamic individual who will play a key role in helping the library maintain a rich online experience for all library users, in addition to regular duties associated with being a member of the library's reference and management team.

Duties include:

  • Providing leadership for the identification, assessment, and implementation of emerging technologies that increase and enhance access to library resources and services; including staff and patron training in new technologies.
  • Web management,
  • Overseeing hardware and software specific to the Library (including mobile services, network security and telephone system).
  • Responsible for implementing library-wide software installations and configurations, as well as troubleshooting problems.
  • Managing enewsletters and digital signage.
  • Reference services.

 

Qualifications Required:

ALA accredited Master of Library Science degree or equivalent; 2 years demonstrated experience maintaining technological operations of a library or similar institution; proficiency with HTML and content management systems; experience providing both in-person and online reference services; proven oral and written communication skills; above-average interpersonal skills; ability to function in a teamwork-oriented environment with a strong service orientation.

 

Preferred:

Experience working with Javascript, CSS and relational databases; experience using social networking/web 2.0 tools; experience using web development languages; experience with graphic design; understanding of wired and wireless local area networks.

Starting date: February 5, 2018.

Salary:

$24.00 an hour, 35 hours a week.

 

Closing Date:

As needed.

 

Send:

Résumé and cover letter to:

Uma Hiremath, Executive Director

53 Main Street, North Easton, MA 02356.

Email: uhiremath@amesfreelibrary.org

fax: 508-238-2980

 

Job ID:

12235

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Head of Circulation, School of Law, Samuel M. Fineman Law Library and Pappas, Boston University, Boston, MA

Tracking Code: 5401/A2218

Job Description

Reporting to the Associate Director for Administration and Access Services, the Head of Circulation provides service-oriented, forward-thinking leadership for the circulation department. Supervises and manages all circulation operations and services, including document delivery, interlibrary loan, circulation, stacks maintenance, reserves, public spaces and closed stacks. Responsible for ensuring library is open and staffed during all operating hours. Trains, develops, and evaluates staff of three paraprofessionals, three technicians, and student workers.

Required Skills

BA/BS required, MLS/MLIS preferred. Minimum of 3 years experience in a library public services department and MLS/MLIS or minimum of five years experience without MLS/MLIS degree. Strong interpersonal, management, conflict resolution, oral, and written communication skills. Demonstrated knowledge of library public services, including circulation, reserves, stacks maintenance, and integrated library systems, preferably Ex Libris Alma. Must have the ability to work independently and function in a collegial, teamwork-based environment, managing multiple priorities and a fast pace while maintaining focus on customer service. Ability to occasionally lift or move up to 50 lbs., regularly push loaded book carts, frequently travel between multiple floors and library locations and frequently climb, balance, stoop, kneel, and reach. Familiarity with legal materials or academic environment and previous supervisory experience a plus. Preferred: Record of increasing responsibility in a public services department and active engagement in professional associations or contributions to library literature.

Job Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition Type: Full-Time/Regular

Salary - Grade 74

For more information, apply here.

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Library Director, Leverett Library, Leverett, MA

Town of Leverett

Search for Library Director

The Town of Leverett, Massachusetts is hiring a salaried, benefitted Library Director.  Hours are 32 hours a week in the summer and 38 hours a week in the fall, winter, and spring. Duties include: work in close cooperation with the Board of Trustees in directing library activities, operations, and services and in developing policies, plans, budgets, goals, and reports for the library; select, train, and supervise library staff and volunteers; work during library public hours including greeting patrons, responding to requests for assistance, processing interlibrary loans, and checking out and shelving books; maintain the library's collection and equipment; oversee use of the community room; create and support a mutually supportive teamwork environment.  Reports directly to the Library Board of Trustees.

Qualifications include: Minimum Baccalaureate degree with special training either received or to be received within a five-year period in library techniques; experience with library circulation systems (such as C/W MARS) and database, word processing, and spreadsheet programs. Must be well organized, motivated, resourceful, positive, tactful, community oriented; able to manage time, establish priorities, exercise independent judgment in making decisions, prepare and manage a budget, and speak and write clearly.  

 

More information about the library is available at http://www.leverettlibrary.org/

An application form is available at http://www.leverett.ma.us/files/general_application.pdf

Interested candidates should send a completed application form, resume, and cover letter to leverett@cwmars.org with "Director Application" in the subject line. Or materials can be mailed to Library Director Hiring Committee, Leverett Library, 75 Montague Road, Leverett, MA  01054. Materials should be received by 5:00 pm on February 12, 2018. If you have questions or need more information, contact the Library Director at 413-548-9220.

 

Basic Function

The Library Director is responsible for the management and operation of the Leverett Library and its program of services in accordance with policies established by the Board of Library Trustees. The Director works in close cooperation with the Board serving as its advisor and as an active participant in policy development, planning, and evaluation.  The Board delegates to the Director authority in such areas as collection development, budget management, and personnel administration. The position is directly accountable to the Board of Library Trustees.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • The essential duties and responsibilities listed include the minimum requirements for the position. The position also includes other duties as discussed in the Additional Duties section below.
  • Directs library activities, operations and services
  • Works during the library's public hours and performs activities required for the operation of the library, including checking out and shelving books
  • Greets the public in person and by telephone and responds to requests for assistance
  • Participates, with the Board of Trustees, in a continuing formal planning process which provides direction for future library development and serves as a base for evaluation of library effectiveness in relation to changing community needs
  • Advises the Board in library matters and keeps the Board informed of issues and developments impacting on the library
  • Makes policy recommendations to the Board; implements and interprets policies adopted by the Board
  • Prepares the library budget for Board approval and participates in its presentation to municipal officials; oversees the expenditures of funds and maintenance of financial records
  • Selects (in consultation with the Board of Trustees), trains and supervises library staff and volunteers
  • Selects materials for the library collection in accordance with the Library materials selection policy; maintains the collection through regular weeding, replacing, and updating
  • Exercise responsibility for adding materials to the C/W MARS database, updating the database as appropriate and coordinating requests for patrons and other libraries
  • Recommends use, maintenance, and repairs of equipment, building, and grounds.
  • Oversees scheduling and use of the library's Community Room
  • Serves as the Library's liaison with municipal government and the community in general; speaks before groups and boards as required
  • Submits computer generated Annual Report
  • Performs performance evaluations on department staff and oversees disciplinary actions
  • Responsible for creating and contributing to a mutually supportive teamwork environment within the department, with residents and vendors, and in interactions with all town departments
  • Use of all equipment, knowledge and ability to complete all tasks required to professionally perform the municipal Library Director position

Additional Duties

The position includes additional duties that are a natural progression from that position's essential duties.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the responsibility of the employee in the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.

Supervision

  • Works under the direction of the Board of Library Trustees.  The employee functions independently, referring specific problems to the Board when clarification or interpretation of library policy or procedures is required.
  • Supervises up to two part-time employees; oversees the work of volunteers.
  • Performs responsible duties requiring a thorough knowledge of library operations and the exercise of independent judgment to make decisions concerning daily operations and the administration of the policies, goals, regulations, and statutory requirements related to the administration and operation of the library. 

 

Work Environment

  • Work is performed under typical office and library conditions; work environment is moderately quiet; regular schedule requires evening and weekend work.
  • The employee operates standard office and library equipment.
  • Performance of duties requires ongoing contact with the public, and other town departments and employees; contacts are in person, by telephone, fax, e-mail, and in writing.
  • Errors could result in delay or loss of service or monetary loss.

 

Essential Qualifications

  • Baccalaureate degree with special training either received or to be received within a five-year period by course in the basic library techniques of administration, book selection, cataloging and classification, and reference offered through a university extension program, state library extension agency, or by professionally qualified personnel instructing in institutions of higher education or in a regional library system approved by the Board of Library Commissioners; qualify for a certificate of subprofessional librarianship issued by the Board of Library Commissioners
  • Experience with library circulation systems, such as C/W MARS, and database word processing and spreadsheet programs
  • Well organized and able to manage time and establish priorities
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in decision-making
  • Ability to prepare and manage the department budge
  • Ability to speak and write effectively and clearly
  • High degree of motivation, initiative, and resourcefulness
  • Ability to interact in a positive and effective manner and to establish and maintain positive work relationships with supervisors, coworkers, other departments, boards and commissions, the general public and personnel at all levels of authority using principles of good customer service.  Must perform all aspects of job responsibilities with honesty and integrity
  • Skill in dealing effectively and tactfully with public agencies, town officials, employees and citizens

 

Physical Requirements

Physical Requirements are listed for informational purposes.  Applicants may be requested to demonstrate the ability to perform the essential duties of the position during the application process.

Minimal physical effort is required to perform most library and administrative duties. The employee is required to stand and walk, speak and hear, use hands and arms to operate equipment, and lift boxes of books weighing up to 30 pounds. Vision requirements include the ability to read routine and complex documents and use a computer.

 

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

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

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

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

SALARY: $44,852.70 - 65,264.96 annually; $21.49 - $31.27 hourly

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

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Adult Services Librarian, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

Full-time Adult Services Librarian

January 2018

 

The Town of Arlington is seeking a full-time Adult Services Librarian to join the innovative and dynamic Adult Services department at Robbins Library. The Adult Services team is dedicated to developing responsive programs for our diverse community--programs like Queer Book Group, Cookbook Club and drop-in technology help sessions. We also take pride in new collections like our Library of Things, co-sponsored by the Friends of the Robbins Library and Sustainable Arlington.

 

The library system in Arlington consists of the Robbins Library (main) in the center and the Fox Branch Library in East Arlington, which also bookend the new Arlington Cultural District designated by the Mass Cultural Council in 2017. Library trustees and staff along with the Arlington Libraries Foundation are currently engaged in Reimagining Our Libraries, a project to prepare facilities for a new generation of library users.

 

Robbins Library is convenient to several MBTA bus lines, the Minuteman bike path, and a variety of great restaurants and shops.

 

Duties: This librarian will assist patrons in using the library; respond to reference questions at our busy information desk; provide reader's advisory service; troubleshoot copiers, printers, microfilm machines and computers; manage collection areas as assigned; create engaging displays, booklists and finding aids to promote collections; plan, run, and evaluate programs for adults; use social media to market library services; and take on other duties as assigned.

 

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution is required; one year of library experience; knowledge of print and digital information sources including databases and ebooks; strong commitment to providing excellent customer service; skill in working with diverse populations; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to work collaboratively on a team; creativity, flexibility, initiative, energy, and enthusiasm.

 

Arlington values diversity. We strongly encourage candidates of varied backgrounds, including people of color, persons with disabilities and others to apply.

 

Schedule: 35 hours/week, including evenings and the Saturday rotation (approx. one Saturday/month).

 

Pay rate: $50,136-$60,268

 

Open until: February 5, 2018

 

To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to HR@town.arlington.ma.us, or mail it to Human Resources, Town of Arlington, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476.

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Assistant/Associate Director, Museum of Art, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME

The Assistant/Associate Director will partner with the Directors of the Museum to manage the operational and logistical side of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. He/she will be responsible for the current and long-term effectiveness of all financial functions of the Museum by developing and implementing effective, efficient, and compliant financial and compliant processes within the museums. In addition, in coordination with the Directors, this position is a liaison with the College's Office of Development and Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations to ensure the coordination of potential funding opportunities. He/she will also oversee all operational aspects of the museum budget, communications programs, and The Museum Shop. This position may be hired at either the Assistant Director or Associate Director level, depending on experience.

M-F 8:30 - 5:00. Occasional and weekend hours required.

A Bachelor's degree is required; CPA or MBA preferred. Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and other constituents; excellent computer skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills. The successful candidate will have broadly based financial, supervisory and operational skills with a successful track record of progressive financial management experience. He/she should have experience or strong familiarity with good, modern financial accounting, strategic planning, human resources and risk management principles, techniques and practices. Ideally, this experience will include a record of accomplishment in a museum environment or in arts administration.

Please apply online through the Bowdoin careers page: https://careers.bowdoin.edu/postings/4750

SALARY RANGE: 60,000 - 70,000

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Director, Somerset Public Library, Somerset, MA

Position Summary: Responsible for the management, direction and administration of the Somerset Public Library including all library services, personnel, policies, outreach and programs as well as the development and administration of financial resources ($500,000+) for the development, management and enhancement of the library as a town department. Responsible for short and long-range planning of the library facility, personnel, programs and the overall library department. Plans, organizes, directs and evaluates, in conformity with the policies established by the elected Board of Trustees, the By-Laws of the Town of Somerset, the regulations and standards promulgated by the Board of Library Commissioners and the laws of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Also responsible for the historic Hood Library Building and under the direction of the Town Administrator the Old Town Hall building. Related work as required.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the development, direction and management of library personnel, public library services and programs. Adopts and executes services, policies and programs approved by the elected Board of Library Trustees.
  • Recruits, selects, evaluates library personnel in cooperation with the Personnel Director/Town Administrator and follows policies in accordance with Town of Somerset Policies and Procedures.
  • Develops and prepares annual operating budget, personnel budget and capital outlay programs for the approval of the Library Trustees, Board of Selectmen, Advisory and Finance Board and Town Meeting. Develops and prepares long-range planning for the library facility and the operational growth of the library, based upon established goals and related performance data, as promulgated by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
  • Supervises the cost effective and judicious expenditure of all appropriated town funds, trust funds, gift monies, state aid awards and grant monies. Pursues alternative cooperative purchasing options with other Town Departments, with network and regional libraries and/or via state contract.
  • Develops and directs the implementation of the Library's Material Selection Policy, and instructs and directs the staff in compliance with same.
  • Executes all library policies promulgated by the Board of Trustees; acts as Trustees' liaison with town boards and their representatives, with the Town's state legislators and with the representatives of the Board of Library Commissioners.
  • Responsible for the management of the physical assets, as well as the preventive maintenance program associated with, the care and upkeep of, the library physical plant, maintenance systems, and grounds
  • Stays informed of, and insures effective utilization of, all services available from state and regional library extension agencies, and pertinent humanities agencies providing funding and programming resources.
  • Pursues grant funding from state and federal sources, from foundations and corporate donors to promote, enhance and create new library services, programs and collections. Administers grant and foundation funds according to specified guidelines and files all indicated reports within specified timeframes.
  • Manages all aspects of technology-related library functions, both internal and consortium-related; investigates and recommends to the Board of Trustees technological enhancements to service programs and materials delivery. Oversees Technology Inventory as well as short-term technology planning for Department.
  • Implements and directs the library's community relations and public relations programs, while administering all community relations projects for the library.
  • Maintains affiliations with local, state and national professional organizations; attends workshops, seminars and conferences addressing current professional issues, trends and developments.
  • Actively supports state and federal legislation designed to aid or enhance library services and development.
  • Directs all library personnel; directly evaluates the work performed by the Librarians and Department Heads. Delegates and oversees the evaluation part-time personnel to the department heads; oversees and implements inservice training and orientation programs; encourages continued staff education and professional growth.
  • Submits monthly statistical reports to the Board of Library Trustees and Town Administrator. Submits the required State Aid to Public Libraries Annual Report Information Survey and Financial report to the MBLC and any applicable waiver forms. Compiles reporting for the Town of Somerset Annual Report.
  • Provides leadership in establishing effective working relationships and communication, ensuring high productivity, and encouraging initiative and creativity.
  • Keeps informed of professional issues, trends and attitudes through reading professional and managerial literature, listserv, newsletters and journals.
  • Attends all meetings of the Board of Library Trustees and advises Trustees of programs, service, facility, planning, personnel and policy matters requiring consideration/action.
  • Attends all meetings of the Executive Board of the Friends of the Somerset Public Library, Inc. as an Ex-Officio member, supporting and advising same in their auxiliary capacity.
  • Presents written or oral Director's Reports at all Library Trustees' meetings identifying the progress and status of on-going library programs and other matters requiring their attention.
  • Attends all Town and Special Town Meetings, representing the Department to the community and Town Meeting attendees.
  • Oversees the volunteer program.
  • Promotes and publicizes library activities; plans and executes library programs related to fund raising events, speakers, etc.,
  • Manages library public relations/library marketing, to promote the library and its services, including issuing publicity releases to local newspapers and radio for specific and general library programs and services. Addresses community groups and civic organizations. Initiates or directs production of Friends of the Library newsletter.

Required Experience, Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in the procedures and practices of professional library administration and the organization and management of its operations.
  • Knowledge of local, regional, state, and federal library regulations.
  • Ability to develop knowledge of community library needs and interests.
  • Knowledge of supervisory techniques and practices.
  • Ability to direct the work of professional, paraprofessional, clerical, and maintenance personnel.
  • Effective skills in oral and written communication for contact with public and staff.
  • Adaptability, initiative, tact, courtesy, and good judgment.
  • Extensive computer/technology experience including knowledge of automated information systems, use of MS Word, Excel, web design, Google Docs, and database management.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and customer service.
  • Responsible for administration of municipal Library Department budget (approximately $, 500,000) per annum.

Education, Training, Special Licensure/Certification Requirements: A Master's Degree in Library Science, accredited by the American Library Association, with Board of Library Commissioners certification, as well as previous experience in a public library setting, preferably in an administrative position. Sound knowledge and understanding of local and state statutes relating to the operation of a municipal library as well as solid background in personnel, planning, programming, public service and fiscal management. Certification under the American Library Association's Certified Public Library Administrator program helpful.

Contacts (boards & committees, vendors, general public, etc.): Extensive interaction with the public, Town Departments, Boards and Committees, as well as Town Departmental personnel and outside agencies. Extensive interaction with vendors, contractors, paid performers. Represents Library organization at consortium meetings and on network, regional and state committees. Represents Library organization via professional affiliations and association memberships. Represents Library organization at the network, regional, state and national level

Supervisory Responsibility (Include Positions Supervised): Works under the direction of six member elected Library Board of Trustees. Supervises approximately 15 full and half time equivalents. Performs highly responsible and complex work requiring considerable judgment, initiative and the exercise of leadership and vision in planning, implementing and evaluating library programs, services, and operations. Has access to confidential information involving personnel, bid proposals, negotiating positions, and confidential patron information protected under MGL Ch. 78; occasionally privy to criminal investigations. Errors could be significant and result in reduced efficiency and productivity of library services and staff, adverse public relations, financial loss or error, legal ramifications, injury to staff, patrons, buildings or equipment, administrative problems.

For information  and job description  please visit the Somerset Public Library website http://www.somersetpubliclibrary.org/board-of-library-trustees.html  or the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioner's job site at  https://mblc.state.ma.us/jobs/index.php.

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Office Administrator & Event Coordinator, Falmouth Museums on the Green, Falmouth, MA

The Falmouth Museums on the Green is seeking an experienced, well-organized and outgoing Office Administrator/Event Coordinator to work fulltime to assist in the oversight of a busy nonprofit. Office administration duties will include carrying out the organization's office functions: answering phones, maintaining the eTapestry database, managing membership, and ordering supplies. Event Coordination duties will include booking events and room rentals, being sure equipment is operative, coordination and oversight of event details, such as dates, time frames, vendor relations, event oversight and deadline management from beginning to end. As part of this function, it will also mean overseeing that renters sign contracts and meet their financial obligations, working with Marketing to maximize rental opportunities, and training part-time House Managers for rentals. Facilities/event management experience will be a plus.

The ideal candidate will possess outstanding communication and interpersonal skills, computer literacy, excellent organizational skills, familiarity with event coordination and office management procedures, and the willingness to be flexible with work hours, including occasional weekends and evenings. This will require the ability to work independently while also being structured and detail-oriented. This position will report directly to the Executive Director.

Interested candidates should email their resume along with a cover letter to info@museumsonthegreen.org or mail it to Museums on the Green, Attention: Executive Director, PO Box 174, Falmouth, MA 02541.

SALARY RANGE: 5085484857

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Reference Librarian, Town of Brookline Library, Brookline, MA

The Town of Brookline Library is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Reference Information Librarian I. This position will perform all reference and reader's advisory related library services, print and electronic. Provide assistance to the Assistant Library Director for Technology in the support and maintenance of library systems and technological infrastructure. Provide professional and direct service work advising and assisting patrons in searching the library catalog and using electronic databases, the internet, and other resources. Understands and operates a variety of library hardware and software (in particular, RFID equipment and Sierra ILS). Troubleshoots computer problems for both staff and patrons; assists with setup and use of audio-visual equipment; contributes to and helps coordinate the library's web and social media presence. Master of Library and Information Science degree, including specific training in library systems and technology; 2-3 years of experience in library operations. Experience working in an RFID library and/or system administration in a Windows environment preferred. Must be available to work some weekends and evenings. Knowledge of ereaders and e-books, social media, and how to troubleshoot various technologies. Excellent customer service and communication skills. Additional language skills are a plus.

Starting salary $26.68 per hour plus generous benefits.

Resume and cover letter by January 30, 2018 to: https://brooklinema.clearcompany.com/careers/jobs/1af620abc4cc-e0a6-8407-445621cbda57/apply?source=690040-CS-27260

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Renke B. & Pamela M. Thye Curatorial Fellow in the Busch-Reisinger Museum, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, MA

The Curatorial Fellow researches 18th and 19th century decorative arts from Germany, emphasis on the Busch-Reisinger's holdings of Meissen porcelain under the supervision of Lynette Roth, Daimler Curator of the Busch-Reisinger Museum. In addition to work on collection gallery installations, the Fellow will participate in preparations for the special exhibition "Pink" (Spring 2021) under the supervision of Cassandra Albinson, Margaret S. Winthrop Curator of European Art. The exhibition examines the ubiquity of pink in paintings, textiles, porcelain, and works on paper in the period from 1674 to 1850.

Assists with a broad range of other curatorial activities, including preparation of interpretive materials, cataloguing of the permanent collection in the Art Museums' database, and donor cultivation.

The Curatorial Fellow also helps provide content expertise and support for the Art Museums' Art Study Center by supporting classes and individual appointments six hours a week, participates in a series of art handling workshops, and contributes to a rich offering of public and academic interpretive programs across various platforms. Fellow will be an active member of the Fellows' cohort and contribute to a group project; this final project likely take the form of an exhibition, gallery installation, symposium, or other program. MA in Art History; applicants must be European nationals. Proficiency in German preferred; PhD preferred; curatorial or related experience.

Apply online with letter and curriculum vitae at http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs, use the acquisition number, number 44598BR.

Upload transcript, and one article-length, English-language writing sample. Ask references to send letters of recommendation to: am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu (please note that the letters of reference will be verified).

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CEO/Director, Russell Public Library, Middletown, CT

Middletown, Connecticut
CEO/Director, Russell Public Library
The Russell Library Board of Trustees seeks a creative and dedicated leader to serve as Chief Executive Officer and Director. The library is located in Middletown, a friendly and diverse city of nearly 47,000 residents located in central Connecticut.
Home to Wesleyan University, the city is known for its welcoming vibe. With a thriving downtown, cultural and recreational opportunities, Middletown is an ideal place to work, live and play.
Please visit www.johnkeister.com/middletown for details, inquiries and to apply.
For full consideration, please apply by January 29. We welcome and encourage inquiries. Salary is competitive and negotiable based on experience and qualifications. 

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Information Science Specialist, Weather Analytics, Dover, NH

Summary:

The Information Science Specialist will broaden our knowledge of target markets, clients, prospects and competitors - in support of customer services, strategic planning and business development. This entry-level role will provide wide-ranging experiences. The successful candidate will apply research, analysis, organization and task-management skills in a fast-paced, dynamic, and collegial setting.

Candidates should welcome an environment where everyone pitches in to help, ensure fact-based decision-making and operational excellence, and have a proven record of taking initiative.  That flexibility can mean presenting in board-room settings on occasion -- traveling to New York, DC, Los Angeles, Miami, or Minneapolis - and the next week ordering pasta & pastries for open-house parties, or pricing hotel options for traveling colleagues.

Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Research business opportunities in collaboration with our CEO and other business developers, while learning enough about Weather Analytics to help assess risks and potential rewards if pursued
  • Qualifying and helping organize information about prospective clients, in both the federal and insurance sectors
  • Researching and helping draft proposals to fund scientific and product innovation, in close collaboration with clients and our science and engineering teams
  • Translating eye-glazing (to some!) scientific nomenclature into cogent, actionable information
  • Occasional, sometimes short-notice travel to visit clients, prospective customers and business partners
  • The exciting/dreaded "other duties as assigned"

Required Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience
  • Degree in Information or Library Science; graduate-level preferred
  • Mastery level of writing
  • Strong interest in business, science & technology
  • Love of the new, the innovative, and the challenging
  • Sense of humor, personality, and enthusiasm!

Skills and Competencies:

  • Excellence in editing
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Positive, resilient attitude and bias toward action
  • Fact-based decision making
  • Composure under pressure
  • Flexible and versatile mentality

Compensation Package:

  • Weather Analytics offers a competitive compensation package, including benefits and a 401K.

Please contact Ashley.deveny@weatheranalytics.com for any questions, or to submit resume and cover letter.

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Teen Librarian, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

SALARY:  $63,694 -$82,361 

OPENING DATE:  January 10, 2018                     

CLOSING DATE:  January 26, 2018

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:           

Nature of Work:  Under the direction of Adult Services Librarian, plan, implement and evaluate a Teen Library program for the Fairfield Community.

 

Examples of duties:   

  • Major function includes working on the teen desk, or other reference desk as needed-anticipated to be 25 hours per week; offering direct service to teens and pre-teens.  Develop and maintain the teen and pre-teen collection and assist with administration of the teen room.  Establish a good rapport with teens and pre-teens and encourage use of the library.
  • Direct reference service includes answering requests for information from teens and their parents or guardians, both in person and on the telephone, assisting teens with the use of the library, including operation of computers and other technology.  Assist patrons with recreational and summer reading selections and homework inquiries.  Based on specific knowledge of the Library's collection and the needs of the public, make recommendations regarding changes to the collection, with procedures and in services offered.
  • Be aware of the goals of teen services and assist with their formulation and implementation.
  • Collection maintenance and development includes utilizing the prescribed budget to maintain a teen collection through the selection and ordering of new material, supervising the processing, and the weeding of outdated materials.  Participates in relevant staff meetings, workshops and training sessions.
  • Direct supervisory responsibilities will include overseeing of pages and part-time teen staff at both main and branch libraries.
  • Programming assistance is given by planning, publicizing, conducting and evaluating teen and pre-teen programs and special events.  Programming also includes leading library class visits or group visits, tours of the library, visiting schools to promote library use and working with teens to setup a teen advisory group.
  • Use of library is encouraged through community contacts, the preparation of bibliographies, and various displays within the library.  Collaboration with the high schools and middle schools is essential and will include, but not limited to, establishing summer reading lists and other booklists and programming.

 

Required knowledge,

Skills and abilities:

  • Considerable knowledge of bibliographic tools and materials for teens and pre-teens; library technology such as on-line searching, internet and databases relative to teens.  Strong knowledge of teen literature, culture and latest teen trends.
  • Must have a working knowledge of Young Adult library principles and practices.
  • Ability to work with teens and pre-teens diverse teen population and effectively provide customer service to a large number of teens simultaneously.
  • Requires a friendly and outgoing personality with ability to convey a fun and challenging atmosphere and to comprehend a patron's information needs as well as skill at reader's advisory for teens.
  • Maintain a website and social media presence; Proficiency using Microsoft Office software.

 

Physical Demands and Working Environment: 

Work requires bending, standing, stooping, lifting and reaching high bookshelves for long periods; may require pushing or pulling filled library carts; regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

 

Minimum

Qualifications:

This position requires an MLS from an American Library Association accredited university along with one (1) year experience working in a library.

  • Familiarity with on-line circulation systems and online searching is required.
  • Possession of valid driver's license when operating a motor vehicle is necessary to the satisfactory performance of assigned duties.

 

All interested candidates should submit a completed application, along with a cover letter and resume by January 26, 2018 to:

Town of Fairfield

Human Resources Department

Sullivan Independence Hall

725 Old Post Road

Fairfield, CT 06824

(203) 256-3057

hr@fairfieldct.org

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Circulation Manager, Boston Conservatory at Berklee, Boston, MA

The Part-Time Circulation Manager provides and oversees circulation services for library users 20 hours per week and works in coordination with the Public Services Librarian. The Part-Time Circulation Manager supervises student workers, assists with circulation tasks, answers reference questions, processes course reserves, and resolves overdue materials/fine issues with students. On occasion the person in this position may be needed to fill in for other shifts during the absence of various staff. This is a year-round position.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Works closely with the Public Services Librarian to ensure coordination on all aspects of circulation services and projects.
  • Completes accessioning of newly acquired materials.
  • Processes course reserves on a timely basis.
  • Answers in-person and telephone reference questions.
  • Supervises and delegates projects to student workers and ensures desk coverage as scheduled. Monitors substitute worker list.
  • Assists patrons with sound equipment, computer, and printer/copier usage as appropriate.
  • Resolves fines and overdue material issues.
  • Assists in the training of new student workers, including bindery work training.
  • Provides assistance with ILL delivery courier service.
  • Organizes and retrieves materials in off-site storage.
  • Other duties and projects as assigned.

 

Required Skills

  • Strong customer service orientation, interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Supervisory skills and demonstrated ability to work independently.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

Required Experience

  • Undergraduate degree in music.
  • Working knowledge of library principles and procedures.

Preferred Experience

  • Experience working in an academic library.
  • Experience working in the public services area of libraries.
  • Knowledge of dance and theater arts.
  • Reading knowledge of one or more European languages.

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

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

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Public Services Assistant, Special Collections, Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Public Services Assistant

Baker Library Special Collections

15 hours per week

Available immediately

Salary $15.00/hour

Specific Duties:

Excellent opportunity to assist with and learn more about the daily public services operations and general support of a special collections department. Locates, retrieves and re-shelves collection materials from secure stacks. Processes collection duplication requests. Supports public services team projects. Performs routine clerical duties and other duties as assigned.

May occasionally staff the reading room reference desk for short periods of time. May assist with collection-based projects, including basic re-housing and inventorying projects and basic collection cataloging work, on a limited basis. 

Available immediately, this is a 15 hour per week, year-round position. Hours must be completed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Preference will be given to undergraduate and graduate students who can work on Mondays and Thursdays.

 

Requirements:

Basic Requirements:
Library experience and/or customer service experience.

Additional Requirements:
BA/BS. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Strong attention to detail. Ability to multi-task and to complete tasks in a timely manner. Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections materials.

 

Overview:

Baker Library Special Collections collects rare and unique materials that focus on the evolution of business and industry. The collections span eight centuries beginning in the late 1300s to the present day and include corporate archives, manuscripts, account ledgers, rare books, broadsides, photographs, films, electronic records, and company annual reports. The extensive holdings of the Harvard Business School Archives include the records of the School from its founding in 1908 to the present day. These rich and varied collections support research in a remarkably diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology. 

 

Baker Library Special Collections provides access to these materials in the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room in Baker Library | Bloomberg Center.

 

Send letter of interest and resume to:

Melissa Murphy

Baker Library Special Collections

Baker Library | Bloomberg Center

Harvard Business School

Soldiers Field

Boston, MA 02163

mmurphy@hbs.edu

 

No phone calls please

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Substitute Teen Librarian, Watertown Free Public Library, Watertown, MA

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

Successful candidates who wish to work in the teen department should have experience working with teens, (not necessarily in libraries), and must also:

  • Enjoy working with exuberant youth and their parents
  • Embrace boisterous teens and their energy while having tactics on how to effectively work with them and meet them where they are developmentally and socially
  • Have familiarity with Young Adult literature


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

 

This position is for you if:

  • You have an MLS or are enrolled in an MLS program and have taken a reference course.
  • You are independent. You take responsibility for your professional development and hold yourself accountable.
  • You are curious and thoroughly informed. You ask questions and remember the answers. You use all of the information you have to make good decisions. You have a breadth of knowledge that is useful in librarianship.
  • You aren't afraid of failure, but won't make the same mistake twice.
  • You like technology. You use technology in your personal life and you're excited to play with new devices and learn new software. You know how to explain technology to other people in a way that they understand. You can troubleshoot problems as a first course of action before issues escalate.
  • You want to gain valuable experience in a busy public library that prides itself in providing excellent patron services and progressive development.
  • You believe in the mission of libraries. You want a job in public service.
  • To be considered for this role you have to be a librarian with an MLS or currently enrolled in a program and completed a reference course. Those interested in teen services should also have taken a young adult literature class. Strong customer service experience, whether it be in a library, bookstore, or restaurant, is a plus.
  • We welcome new graduates and seasoned librarians; it's not necessary that you've worked in a public library before as long as you believe in and want to be a part of the important work that public libraries do.

This is part time, at will position and does not include benefits. The hourly rate is $21.72 per hour.

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

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

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

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

 

This position is for you if:

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

 

To be considered for this role you have to be a librarian with an MLS or currently enrolled in a program and completed a reference course. Strong customer service experience, whether it be in a library, bookstore, or restaurant, is a plus.

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

This is part time, at will position and does not include benefits. The hourly rate is $21.72 per hour.

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

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Teen/Reference Librarian, Somers Public Library, Somers, CT

Somers Public Library is seeking an energetic and creative individual to become our part time Teen/Reference Librarian. Under the direction of the Library Director, this individual will plan, develop, and supervise after school programming for teens, assist with collection maintenance of young adult materials, supervise the Teen Room, assist with the Library's interlibrary loan, and provide reference, technology, and reader's advisory assistance to teen and adult patrons.

Applicants must have both experience in library reference services and in working with teens, ages 13 - 18, and a Master's Degree in Library Science from an accredited institution is preferred.

The position is 15 - 22 hours a week, mostly after school, plus one Saturday a month. $17.60 per hour.

Please send a complete town application (found at http://www.somersct.gov/), a resume, and a cover letter to Kim LaFleur, Operations Manager, Town of Somers, 600 Main Street, PO Box 308, Somers, CT 06071 or email to opsmanager@somersct.gov

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Research Data Services Librarian, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH

The University of New Hampshire Library seeks a dynamic, innovative librarian for the position of Research Data Services Librarian. This librarian plays a significant strategic and operational role in expanding the library's support for research data services to meet the growing needs of UNH faculty and students. Working closely with the Scholarly Communication Librarian and subject librarians, the UNH Research Office, UNH IT, and other partners in creating a robust research data infrastructure at the University, the incumbent is integral in advocating for, developing, and building sustainable services to assist faculty, researchers, and students with the management of research data.

 

With experience focused in an academic setting, the successful candidate will have a demonstrated understanding of research data management, digital preservation strategies, data creation cycles, trends in data management throughout the research lifecycle, discipline-based ontologies and metadata standards for data sets, and sound data management planning for researchers.

 

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

 

View the position at http://jobs.usnh.edu/postings/28332 for more information or to apply.

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Science and Engineering Librarian, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Science and Engineering Librarian

Librarian I or II

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

 

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

 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Science and Engineering Librarian. The Science and Engineering Librarian will serve as the Libraries' subject specialist in assigned science and engineering departments.  Actively support the teaching and research endeavors of the University, especially with assigned constituencies, by providing research, instructional, and consultation services.  Teach library research sessions in areas congruent to expertise and collection responsibility. Create research guides and other learning objects. Select materials in all formats for assigned subject areas. Interpret and analyze information needs of students, faculty, and staff and recommend changes to service based on analyses. Collaborate with counterparts in the social sciences and humanities to ensure a consistent approach to instruction, learning and research, and outreach. 

Example of Duties:

Outreach

  1. Work to establish and maintain synergistic relationships with assigned academic departments and programs.
  2. Communicate regularly with faculty, staff, and students in assigned academic departments and programs.

 

Teaching and Learning

  1. Work with faculty to create timely, targeted, and curriculum-integrated library instruction and support.
  2. Create research guides, web pages, and learning objects as appropriate.
  3. Provide instruction and workshops to cultivate students' research and metaliteracy skills.
  4. Participate in designing and teaching instructional sessions for various audiences, including course-related information literacy sessions, workshops for undergraduate and graduate students, and/or credit classes in a classroom or web-based environment.

 

Research and Client Services

  1. Cultivate new models of research assistance. Assist users in researching topics and teach users to perform research on their own.
  2. Knowledge of and support for current and emerging scholarly publishing models, including open access, research data management, institutional repository promotion, authors' rights management, bibliometrics including alternative metrics, and digital preservation/curation.

 

Collection Management and Scholarly Communication

  1. Collaborate with Information Resources Management (IRM) staff to develop collections to support program and research needs.
  2. Continually assess resources to ensure they meet constituent needs.

 

Organizational Expectations

  1. Collaborate with colleagues to improve, strengthen and actively promote library services, content, programs and initiatives.
  2. Demonstrate a commitment to user-centered services. Be knowledgeable about and actively promote current services, resources and technologies.
  3. Maintain current awareness of issues and trends impacting higher education and understand how these may affect the Libraries.
  4. Participate in the Libraries' assessment program by collecting, reporting, maintaining, and using data to support evidence-based decisions.
  5. Understand and contribute to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
  6. Use access to sensitive and/or not yet public university-related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercise care to prevent unnecessary disclosures to others.
  7. May be asked to represent the Libraries on campus committees, Five College committees, Boston Library Consortium committees, or other selected professional meetings and conferences.
  8. Serve on internal library committees as needed.
  9. Work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  10. Demonstrate, foster and cultivate a positive, proactive internal and external customer service culture amongst staff and student staff.
  11. Work a flexible schedule, which includes some evening, weekend, and holiday hours.
  12. Contribute to the profession through active participation in conferences, associations, research, writing, etc.
  13. Perform other related duties as assigned or required to meet department, organizational, 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 equivalent in librarianship from another country, or has appropriate equivalent experience - by time of hire.
  2. Knowledge of reference and information sources in all formats, particularly those relating to science and engineering.
  3. Understanding of the methods used in performing library research.
  4. Knowledge of skills associated with information literacy.
  5. Awareness of current and emerging scholarly communication models, including open access, research data management, authors' rights management, publication metrics, reputation management, and/or data curation/visualization services.
  6. Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
  7. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact effectively and work productively in establishing and maintaining harmonious working relationships with a diverse population.
  8. Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  9. Ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and library users in a service-oriented, research-intensive environment.
  10. Demonstrated creativity, initiative, and self-direction.
  11. Ability to contribute to the implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
  12. Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities in a positive, constructive, flexible and cooperative manner.
  13. Ability to contribute toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration.
  14. Strong service orientation and the ability to meet the public graciously and tactfully.  Strong customer service attitude and initiative.
  15. Ability to work a schedule which includes some evening, weekend, and holiday hours, as required.

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Familiarity with software applications and systems used in academic libraries.
  2. Relevant discipline-specific experience in an academic or research library in a research-intensive environment.
  3. Experience with research data management and knowledge of scientific research workflows.
  4. Academic degree in a STEM discipline is an asset.
  5. Knowledge of informatics/bioinformatics.

 

RANK AND SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=93256 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by February 14, 2018 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

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

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Perseids Senior Software Developer, Classics, School of Arts and Sciences, Tufts University, Medford, MA

The Perseids Project aims to encourage user-initiated humanities research in both pedagogical and scholarly contexts. We focus on integrating and enhancing existing tools and services and pushing the boundaries of what is possible in using technology to enable research and learning. 

The Sr Software Developer will provide the Perseids tools with a technical owner who can plan and implement further development of the platform as well as contribute to the broader aims of the project in the intellectual community of students and scholars of Digital Humanities and Data Science.

Qualifications
 Basic Requirements:
  • BS in computer science or related field.
  • 5+ years related experience.
  • Familiarity with Python, Ruby, and Javascript; experience with AngularJS preferred.
  • Familiarity with NoSQL databases.
  • Experience with XML, RDF, and Linked Open Data.
  • Experience developing RESTful web applications and deploying them in a production environment.
  • Familiarity with DevOps.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.
  • Ability to participate actively to writing grant applications and exploring new grant funding opportunities.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • MA/MS in related field preferred.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.
Apply here.

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Information Research Specialist, Knowledge & Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA

Information Research Specialist, Knowledge & Library Services, HBS

Duties & Responsibilities The Information Research Specialist is a valued member of Baker Research Services (BRS), a team of librarians, MBAs, statisticians, and economists with deep expertise working with licensed and publicly available data sources. BRS provides support to Harvard Business School faculty and doctoral students across multiple phases of research, teaching and learning. Our services include: advising on best resources for a research project; sourcing, acquiring and preparing data for analysis; methodological and statistical consulting; managing projects from beginning to end; finding innovative ways to communicate research findings; and much more.

Licensed business data sources frequently used in BRS include Bloomberg, CRSP, Capital IQ, Compustat, Datastream/Eikon, Factset, SDC, Thomson One and others.

Working Relationships:

  • Reports to the Senior Manager, Baker Research Services.
  • Works closely with HBS faculty, doctoral students, and research associates.
  • Contributes to the goals and priorities of Baker Research Services and Knowledge and Library Services.
  • Works closely with subject matter, content, and technical experts across Knowledge and Library Services, HBS and the Harvard University community.

Responsibilities:

The Information Research Specialist in Baker Research Services:

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

Basic Qualifications:

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

Additional Qualifications:

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

Working knowledge of data visualization tools (Tableau, D3, R), Python or other scripting languages, and/or MariaDB is a plus.

Additional Information: Learn more about our services at: https://www.library.hbs.edu/Services/Services-for-Faculty-Staff/Baker-Research-Services

Cover Letter is Required.

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

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

To apply for this position please visit: http://bit.ly/2mkoEgE.

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Emerging Technology Librarian, The Hotchkiss School, Lakeville, CT

The Emerging Technology Librarian (ETL) leads the Ford Library's efforts to identify, implement, and integrate new technologies to further teaching and learning at Hotchkiss. In addition to being responsible for equipping and developing programming for the iSpace, the ETL bears primary responsibility for technology planning in the Library, working in concert with ITS, the Library Director, and the Assistant Directors to determine near and long term needs. They will play a key role in planning and executing the Tri-State Mini Maker Faire and will serve as the Library's primary support person for the Summer Portals program. The ETL also supports the work of the Assistant Directors and Access Services Librarian in assessing and optimizing the Library's digital platforms.  The Hotchkiss School is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
  • Serve as the Library's expert on Educational Technology.
  • Provide instruction to Faculty, Staff, and Students in best practices in technology use.
  • Manage the Library makerspace (the iSpace) and develop related programming.
  • Evaluate emerging technology trends and products and report findings regularly to key stakeholders in the academic departments and administration.
  • Identify opportunities for library technology to be integrated into courses and programs.
  • Collaborate with ITS, Library staff, and others as needed to resolve emergent and ongoing library technology problems.
  • Coordinate with the Access Services Librarian on ongoing usability assessment of electronic resources and Websites.
  • Develop an annual review schedule of library technology to identify upgrades, outdated materials, and new opportunities to support students and faculty.
  • Manage and work with vendors to enhance technology tools.
  • Produce training materials and instructional coaching to integrate technology in the classroom.
  • Follow professional trends and industry standards; benchmark services against other comparable institutions.
  • Collaborate with Summer Portals staff to support classroom- and library-based learning.
  • Staff Library Services Desk and other service points as assigned, to assist library users with questions and requests.
  • Work with patrons to develop their independent research skills.
  • Contribute to the overall maintenance of the library collection.
  • Other projects and tasks as assigned by the Library Director.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A Bachelor's degree from an accredited college, preferably in computer science or a related field; a Master's degree in Library Science or other relevant graduate degree strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience in an academic, school, or public library.
  • A positive attitude and professional demeanor: friendly, diplomatic, adept at customer service.
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and writing skills.
  • An ability to work independently as well as in a team structure.
  • Attention to detail and precision.
  • Proficiency in the use of computers and office productivity software.
  • Ability to work effectively with colleagues, faculty, and academically motivated adolescent patrons, in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.
  • Preferred: experience in Website design, data science, social media outreach, and/or familiarity with ISTE Technology Facilitation Standards.
PHYSICAL CONDITIONS:
  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.
  •  Repetitive (keyboard) motion
  • Occasional bending, stooping, and reaching
  • Periodically carrying boxes (up to 50 lbs)
  • Regularly pushes/navigates fully laden book trucks
  • Regularly stands for long periods
  • Close vision, the ability to adjust focus, and comfort using a computer monitor for long periods of time
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually quiet
  • Hours include late afternoon, evening, and weekend shifts
The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.The Hotchkiss School is a tobacco-free environment.
The Hotchkiss School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.

Apply at http://bit.ly/2pmahN4.

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On-Call/Substitute Research Law Librarian, AccuFile, Inc., Boston, MA

Wage/Salary: TBD

AccuFile, Inc., seeks individuals to work as on-call, substitute law librarians in and around the Boston area.

In general, work assignments may include morning, afternoon, or evening (until 5pm) shifts, and often will entail same day notification or vacation coverage.

This is a great opportunity for library professionals to supplement their income! 

Qualifications:

  • MLS and Law Library experience required.
  • Must be able to provide own transportation.

Application Instructions: Interested candidates should email cover letter and resume to Karen Gatteny at jobs@accufile.com

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Law Librarian, AccuFile, Inc., Waltham, MA

Wage: TBD - based upon education and related experience.

Description: AccuFile, Inc., a professional Library services firm, is seeking part-time (10-12 hrs/wk), Law Librarian in the Waltham area. The Law Librarian performs a wide range of duties in support of the Firm's attorney's and on-site library. 

Responsibilities include: all aspects of managing the law library including legal research and reference assistance. The ideal candidate must be a hands on and highly organized individual.

Application Instructions:

  • Working knowledge of principles and procedures of professional library work
  • Provide skilled legal and non-legal research using traditional and electronic resources
  • Library operational functions to include rectifying and processing vendor invoices, inter-library loan duties, checking in library material in firms ILS.
  • Ability to deliver superior service to all internal and external customers and communicate effectively
  • MLS required
  • Law firm or law library experience preferred

www.accufile.com

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Librarian, St. Luke's School, New Canaan, CT

2018-19​ ​Job​ ​Opening:​ ​Full-Time​ ​Middle​ ​School​ ​Librarian

St. Luke's School, a secular, college-preparatory day school serving grades 5 through 12 in New Canaan, Connecticut, seeks a full-time Middle School Librarian to join us in opening a new two-story, 36,000 sq. ft. wing for Library, Humanities and Art in September 2018. We hope to add a dynamic, collaborative Library professional to help manage abundant resources including a carefully curated print collection, more than 200k e-books, a Discovery catalog and a robust suite of databases. The new Library includes 2 dedicated instructional classrooms, breakout space, and an adjacent cafe, and will continue to serve as the academic heart of the school, providing opportunities for collaboration, creativity and camaraderie.

Primary​ ​Job​ ​Responsibilities:

  • Implement a comprehensive Information Literacy curriculum in the Middle School.
  • Create, expand, or redesign grade-level-targeted programs and/or classes to ensure delivery of Information Literacy and Digital Citizenship instruction to all Middle School students.
  • Work with Middle School Division and Department leadership to align existing resources and practices with a Recreational Reading Philosophy.
  • Participate in an after-school activity for three seasons (athletic coaching a plus).
  • Serve as co-advisor for a group of 6 to 8 students.
  • Assist with supervisory duties, study hall proctoring, and chaperoning.

Key​ ​Skills​ ​and​ ​Qualities:

  • An MLS from an ALA accredited institution (or foreign equivalent) or MLS-in-process required.
  • Inspiring, positive, flexible, and collaborative
  • Self-starter that enjoys working independently
  • Experience with original and copy cataloging, and working with library technology, especially LibGuides
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Understands the needs of and takes enjoyment in working with adolescents
  • Interest in and enthusiasm for leadership education as defined below.

St. Luke's attracts families from 25 towns throughout Connecticut and New York. A combination of challenging academics and truly exceptional community support distinguishes St. Luke's and encourages our students to go above and beyond their own expectations. St. Luke's offers an inclusive environment where differences in race, culture, and personal beliefs are embraced as assets that enhance education. St. Luke's prides itself on being a forward-thinking school and home to the Center For Leadership - where students hone their own distinct leadership skills by developing a design mindset, an inclusive ethos, a global perspective, and a service orientation.

If interested, please send a cover letter, resume, and references by email to Jim Foley, Assistant Head of School for Leadership & Innovation, at foleyj@stlukesct.org and Elizabeth Nelson, Library Director, at nelsone@stlukesct.org.

St. Luke's School is an equal opportunity employer. St. Luke's School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, marital status, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law with regard to hiring, terms and conditions of employment or educational programs. We strive to provide a welcoming educational environment where the value and dignity of every member is respected.

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Young Adult Librarian, Southwick Public Library, Southwick, MA

Young Adult (YA) Librarian

This position also includes Children's Librarian & Reference Librarian Responsibilities

Supervision

The Young Adult (YA) Librarian reports to the Library Director and is responsible for all aspects of library services and programs for teens in 7th-12th grade. In addition, the occupant of the position is expected to perform the regular duties of the position under the general supervision of the Library Director and/or Assistant Director. This position is responsible for the orientation, training and cross-training with other personnel as assigned. The occupant of this position is expected to perform the regular duties with minimal direct supervision.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Strong interpersonal communication skills with teens, children and adults are necessary in the position. This librarian is the primary contact for young adults who visit the library. The YA librarian will assist patrons with research, referencing, computer sign-ups, computer issues, circulation procedures and direct patrons to appropriate staff when necessary.

Evaluate and weed the entire Young Adult collection and the entire Children's Room non-fiction, biography, and reference sections on a regular basis and select and catalog materials to develop these collections.

Responsible for the Children's Room when a Children's Librarian is not scheduled or is conducting a program.

Provide reference services Monday - Friday during day time hours.

Supervise and train library pages and volunteers within the Children's and Young Adult Departments.

Plan and promote use of young adult services through an ongoing public relations program. Develop and promote programs and special collections for the young adult age group and pursue grant money when applicable.

Participate in the school and public library cooperation programs and library services to students in the areas of research and reader's advisory.

Participate in and create tools for evaluating services and programs for young adults; maintain records and create reports as required.

Attend Regional Library activities that pertain to Young Adult Librarians. Maintain and develop knowledge of library procedures and activities by participating in appropriate in-service training and regional programs. Develop and maintain contact with other libraries.

Assist in maintenance and trouble-shooting of library equipment.

Perform other duties as required or duties as assigned by the Library Director and/or Assistant Director.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university is required (a major in Education or English is preferred). One or two years relevant experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working with young adults.
  • Demonstrated interest in Public Library service

Special Knowledge/Abilities for Position

  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills
  • Enjoys working with teenagers
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Evergreen software preferred
  • Ability to work independently

Physical Requirements

The occupant of the position must spend several hours a day walking, standing, and sitting. Activities include moderate to frequent physical exertion in body movement such as reaching, bending and twisting. The position also requires moderate to frequent grasping, pulling and pushing of materials as well as fine manipulation associated with the required use of a computer, keyboard, and calculator. The Young Adult Librarian must also be able to lift and move objects up to twenty (20) pounds on a frequent basis.

Environmental Conditions

The Young Adult Librarian (YA) works indoors. The regular solvents used are adhesives such as rubber cement and cleaning solutions.

Interested individuals may obtain a copy of the Position Description and Town Employment Application by visiting the Southwick Public Library or on the Town's website at:

https://www.southwickma.org/sites/southwickma/files/uploads/employment_application.pdf

Applications and resumes must be received by dropping off or mailing to the Southwick Public Library, 95 Feeding Hills Road, Southwick, MA 01077.

The Town of Southwick is an ADA/EOE/AA employer.

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Executive Director, Wellesley Historical Society, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Historical Society is seeking an experienced, self-motivated and detail-oriented person to become its next full-time Executive Director. Founded in 1925, the Wellesley Historical Society's mission is to collect, interpret and display resources pertaining to the town's history and to promote public involvement in, and appreciation of its heritage.

The new director will work closely with the Board of Directors to lead the Society through a period of exciting organizational growth, including a capital campaign for the renovation of its new headquarters.

The Executive Director is responsible for managing the Society's day-to-day operations including communications and marketing, supervising the Curator and curatorial staff, coordinating annual fundraising and membership solicitations, overseeing budgeting and financial controls, coordinating and implementing programs and exhibition development, and providing support to the President and the Board of Directors.

The successful candidate will have a Master's Degree and/or a minimum of three to five years of museum administration experience, and strong interpersonal, administrative, and organizational skills. Experience with collections management software, such as PastPerfect, is preferred. Qualified candidates should be energetic, creative, and resourceful and be able to interact effectively with local media, schools, community groups, and the public.

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please send cover letter and resume to the Search Committee, Wellesley Historical Society, 229 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA 02481 or email info@wellesleyhistoricalsociety.org.

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Executive Director, Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad Company and Museum, Portland, ME

The Maine Narrow Gauge Railroad and Industrial Heritage Trust is seeking an Executive Director to be responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Organization's operations, focusing on development, and executive management. The Director oversees a staff of 4 full-time and 5 part-time employees, and over 80 volunteers. Annual operating budget is $800,000.

Qualifications: The Executive Director is the chief executive officer of the Organization and, as such, is responsible for the general and fiscal leadership and management of the organization, including development, fundraising, budgets, programs, partnerships, and external relations. Above all, the Executive Director is charged with delivering on the mission and goals of the organization in a fiscally sound manner. This person plays a leading role, working closely with the Board and staff, in developing and articulating the strategic direction of the Organization and in implementing the resulting strategies and initiatives. This position requires an outstanding leader with exceptional communication skills, excellent development and fundraising skills, a strong public presence, and enthusiasm for making the case for the Organization to a variety of donors and partners. The individual must have analytic skills, the ability to multi-task, and some museum background is preferable. This individual must have the ability to work with the Board to create and carry out a unified vision for what the Organization can and should do. The ability to articulate a vision must be combined with the drive to achieve results.

Requirements: Relevant experience, development skills, proven leadership and fund-raising ability. A college degree is a plus, particularly in relevant disciplines. Museum and railroad experience preferred.

Salary: Compensation commensurate with experience. Negotiable.

TO APPLY send resume, cover letter, and professional references in confidence to executivedirectorsearch@mainenarrowgauge.org.

Deadline for applications is February 7, 2018. EOE

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Engagement & Development Coordinator, Brick Store Museum, Kennebunk, ME

This position supports the mission of the Museum through public outreach, collaborating on the fundraising team, and coordinating the Museum's public activities and income-generating opportunities. A successful candidate will have a genuine, outgoing personality and a sense of humor. S/he should be computer savvy, highly organized, able to multi-task and meet deadlines. As the first face that most visitors and donors will see, the Coordinator is expected to engage the public in fundraising, programs, and museum operations. This is a full-time, 35 hours per week, position with benefits.

Responsibilities: Oversee Visitor Services desk; Schedule regional tour groups and special group visits to the Museum; Act as point person for media; Assist with social media content and website blog; Maintain and initiate all development records and communications, including Annual Fund and Membership; Coordination of lecture series and speakers; Coordinate weekly (during the summer) Kennebunk Beach Walking Tour Guides and Historic District Tour Guides; Collaborate with Executive Director and Collections Manager on annual program of events; Coordinate Program Center rentals by outside organizations and individuals; Intake and orientation of new volunteers; Work with Executive Director to develop Museum Store; Work with Museum Team to develop community of local artists to support the new Modern Art Gallery; Office support: i.e. Answering phones; maintaining office supplies; greeting visitors.

Visit www.brickstoremuseum.org/employment to learn more.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Cynthia Walker, Executive Director, at cwalker@brickstoremuseum.org, by January 15th, 2018.

SALARY RANGE: $15/hour

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Kress Fellowship, Art Librarianship, Yale University, New Haven, CT

2018/19 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship at Yale University
Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
Yale University, New Haven, CT

Fixed Duration Position:  10 months from date of hire; non-renewable
Expected Start Date: July 1, 2018

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

THE UNIVERSITY AND THE LIBRARY

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

THE ROBERT B. HAAS FAMILY ARTS LIBRARY
The Haas Family Arts Library at Yale consists of collections from three formerly-separate operating units: Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama. Now located under one roof, these libraries support the Schools of Architecture, Art, and Drama, and the department of the History of Art, as well as the teaching and research needs of the Yale community beyond the visual arts. In addition, the Arts Library houses several prominent archival and special collections in Art and Architecture, Arts of the Book, and Drama, ranging from type specimens and woodblocks to theatrical archives to one of the world's foremost collection of books on color. For additional information on the Haas Family Arts Library, please visit the Library's web site at web.library.yale.edu/arts.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Yale University Library welcomes applications for the 2018/19 Kress Fellowship in Art Librarianship. The Kress Fellowship is intended for a recent graduate from library school who wishes to pursue a career in art librarianship. This fellowship is made possible through the generosity of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.   Through this fellowship, the Kress Foundation seeks to achieve in the field of art librarianship what it has accomplished for art history and art conservation:  ensuring the growth of the discipline by promoting the advancement of new professionals.

The Haas Family Arts Library at Yale serves a distinguished array of academic and museum programs, architects, artists and scholars. Kress Fellows have the opportunity to interact with faculty, staff and students in distinguished Schools of Architecture, Art, and Drama; a nationally ranked department of the History of Art; and two outstanding university art museums, the Yale Center for British Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. They also have occasion to collaborate with colleagues from throughout the Yale University Library, including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the library and rare books department of the Yale Center for British Art. The rich professional and scholarly resources of New York City and Boston's art libraries and museums are within two hours' travel, providing further opportunities for professional growth and professional contact with colleagues.

RESPONSIBILITIES

The Kress Fellowship is a 10-month appointment and focuses on multiple areas of art librarianship including public services, collection development and management, special collections, and digital collections.  Projects and activities will draw on subject areas served by the Haas Arts Library including the history of art, architecture, drama, and aligned area studies. The fellow will gain experience in reference services and library research education in the Haas Family Arts Library, Haas Arts Library Special Collections, and the Library and Archives of the Yale Center for British Art. Other activities will vary based on current Yale Library projects and the fellow's interest and experience.

During their tenure at Yale, Kress Fellows are expected to pursue mutually agreed-upon projects resulting in a publishable paper, a new library service (such as a webpage or research guide), or other relevant deliverables. Kress Fellows are also introduced to a broad spectrum of professional activities and may have the opportunity to perform collection development activities or assist with library-based exhibitions. Kress Fellows also participate in library planning committees and task forces and engage in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and other collaborative activities. Fellows are expected to be professionally active and represent the Library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community. 

QUALIFICATIONS

Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science. Background in history of art, architecture or related arts disciplines. Excellent analytical, organizational, management, customer service, and interpersonal skills.  Ability to effectively build partnerships and promote the benefits of change in an academic culture that often values ambiguity, diversity of opinion, and historic precedent. Ability to communicate effectively through both oral and written expression. Ability to work both independently and collegially in a demanding and rapidly changing environment.

Preferred: Advanced degree and/or relevant experience in history of art, architecture or related arts disciplines. Experience with web design and development and electronic information resources. Experience with HTML and XML. Reading knowledge of two or more Western European languages.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

The Kress Fellowship is a competitive position. Applicants should submit a current resume or CV, a brief cover letter/statement of interest, and names and contact information for three professional references to Lindsay King via e-mail at lindsay.king@yale.edu, before February 1, 2018. The statement of interest is expected to reflect a genuine commitment to art librarianship and an interest in the provision of information services to the visual arts community. There is no application form. Please be sure to include "2018/19 Kress Fellowship" in the e-mail subject and cover letter.  A search committee of Yale librarians will review submissions. The Kress Fellow will be in residence at Yale for ten months and will receive an award of $40,000, prorated over the fellowship term. Health insurance will be provided.

BACKGROUND CHECK REQUIREMENTS

All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. Internal candidates may be subject to a motor vehicle or credit check for this position based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on successful completion of the required background check. Please visit http://your.yale.edu/policies-procedures/policies/hr-100-employment-policies for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

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Assistant Director, Access Services, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

POSITION: Assistant Director for Access Services

DEPARTMENT: Yale University Library

STARS Requisition #: 47195BR 

Reporting to the Associate Director for Access and Research Services, the Assistant Director for Access Services provides oversight and coordination for a wide range of library services including: information desks, basic reference, circulation, course reserves, resource sharing, and stacks maintenance in a busy, service-focused visual and performing arts library. Participates in hiring, training, supervising, coaching, and evaluating the work of five FTE staff and a corps of student workers. S/he collaborates with other librarians to provide research support to Arts Library patrons using a wide range of superb digital and print resources, instructional and information technologies. Under the direction of the Associate Director for Access and Research Services, initiates and leads access services initiatives and teams comprised of librarians and library services assistants.

 

S/he also serves as the primary library liaison to either the Department of the History of Art or the School of Architecture, depending upon academic background or related experience, and is responsible for providing reference, consultation, collection development, and digital and instructional services. S/he shares responsibility with the Arts Library Management Team for long-range strategic planning for the library, fosters a creative, team-oriented work environment, and facilitates communication and coordination between Arts Library staff members and other units of the Yale University Library system.

 

Works collaboratively to create and maintain online instructional and research guides and to maintain the Arts Library website. Collaborates with librarians, GIS specialists, DH Lab specialists, archivists and other providers of information resources to support research and teaching. Develops and offers services for providing access to resources in the Arts Library and scholarly output in the arts by Yale students and faculty, working closely with staff in cataloging, systems, and related departments, representing the public services perspective.

 

The Assistant Director will:

  • Working in a collaborative environment, help manage Arts Library circulation, course reserves (electronic and print), resource sharing, stacks maintenance, and other aspects of access services.
  • Provide research support to students and faculty in academic departments and schools through consultations, instruction sessions, and in-person and virtual reference services. Participate in Yale Library's cross-disciplinary reference, instruction, and outreach programs.
  • Support research and raise awareness of information resources through outreach efforts.
  • Develop library collections in all formats. Work with the Director of the Arts Library to acquire resources in all formats (print, databases, datasets, images, a/v, etc.).
  • Participate in public services strategic planning and policy development focused on public services. Participate in departmental library access services program planning.
  • Participate in library system-wide planning, committees, and work groups, and engage in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities.
  • Participate in professional activities outside of Yale and monitor developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's collections and research support services.
  • May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

 

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school and a minimum of two years of professional experience are required.
  • Supervisory or related formal leadership experience.
  • Demonstrated ability with a user-oriented approach to library public services, including reference, instruction, and outreach.
  • Demonstrated ability to use and teach digital tools for research, instruction, and/or outreach such as online tutorials, online citation management and personal data management tools, data visualization tools, digital humanities tools, social media platforms, Omeka, WordPress, LibGuides, Drupal, etc.

 

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

 

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Advanced degree in the visual arts, art history, architecture, or a related field. Experience in an academic library environment. Record of professional development and service to the field of librarianship.

 

The University and the Library

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


Salary and Benefits

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

 

How to Apply

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

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Technology & Technical Services Librarian, Clapp Memorial Library, Belchertown, MA

Position: Technology & Technical Services Librarian

Clapp Memorial Library, Belchertown, MA

40 hours/benefited

 

Salary: $27.14 per hour

 

Description: The Clapp Memorial Library seeks a knowledgeable, team-oriented Technology & Technical Services Librarian to balance a mix of cataloging, hands-on technical duties, and direct customer service. We're looking for a motivated problem solver and a quick learner who also enjoys the challenges of working with ever-changing technologies to enhance library services.

 

Duties: Catalogs and processes new library materials; manages the Library's technology services, information systems and technical infrastructure including installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of computer hardware and software, databases and other electronic resources, and assorted equipment; evaluates current and future technology needs; manages ordering and inventory of computers and other supplies; organizes and leads training workshops for staff and patrons on a variety of technologies, both current and emerging, and produces explanatory documentation; maintains website; runs activity reports; collects and organizes usage statistics; communicates with online service vendors. Position includes evening work and friendly and courteous customer assistance at the public service desk as needed; other duties as assigned.

 

Applicants should be comfortable working with patrons of varied backgrounds, ages, and abilities. Must be detail-oriented, flexible, dependable, and able to deal with interruptions while juggling multiple tasks.

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required; MLS preferred 
  • Evergreen ILS experience; previous C/WMARS experience a plus
  • Experience managing or implementing technological projects and maintaining automated library systems and related applications
  • Minimum two years paid public library experience
  • Excellent customer service skills and enjoyment of public service work
  • Skilled at patiently providing technical assistance to users with widely varying levels of expertise
  • Proficiency in Wordpress, Microsoft Office, Windows
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 30 pounds. Position requires frequent walking, stooping, kneeling and keyboarding
  • Ability to work quickly and accurately

 

Send:

Cover letter, resume, and three references by January 19, 2018 to:

Sheila McCormick, Director

Clapp Memorial Library

smccormick@cwmars.org

PO Box 627

Belchertown, MA 01007

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Assistant Librarian & Archivist, Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, CT

The Wadsworth Atheneum, the oldest continually operating public art museum in the United States, was founded by Daniel Wadsworth in 1842. Today the collection exceeds 50,000 works of art, spanning more than 5,000 years. The Wadsworth Atheneum has always been a resource for the local community, as we work to welcome new and existing audiences.

 

Reporting to the Head of Library and Archives, the Assistant Librarian and Archivist performs a wide-range of tasks associated with the physical and intellectual organization of the Auerbach Art Library and Museum Archives. The Assistant Librarian and Archivist provides reference and research assistance to the museum's staff, docents, external patrons and community partners. The primary responsibilities include cataloging, organizing, processing and preserving library and historical resources, preparing guides and finding aides, reference services, and participation in all aspects of library and archival work.

The regular work schedule for this position is Tuesday through Saturday. 

 

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in art history, history or studio art; and Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution with coursework or concentration in archives management.
  • Three (3) years' experience in an art library, museum, or academic library, cataloging (both original and copy cataloging) and fielding reference questions. Plus, one (1) to two (2) years' experience in archival management and special collections required.

 

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of current archival description standards, including experience in creating finding aids, and knowledge of MARC21 cataloging formats.
  • Proficiency with integrated library systems and database management systems.
  • Ability to inventory and assess collections and deaccession resources when appropriate.
  • Understanding of appropriate preservation practices for rare books and other special collections materials.
  • Reading knowledge of art historical French and/or German desirable.
  • Superior verbal and written skills; and dedication to providing excellent customer service.
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to respond quickly to unexpected challenges and shifting priorities.
  • Aptitude in MS Office programs including Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

 

HOW TO APPLY:

Interested candidates should send their resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:

Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art

Attn: HR Department

600 Main Street, Hartford, CT 06103

Or Email HR@wadsworthatheneum.org

 

Deadline for applications:  Position will remain posted until filled. 

The Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Executive Director, Harriet Beecher Stowe Center, Hartford, CT

Following the retirement of a well-respected long-term Executive Director, the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center seeks a new leader who will build upon the organization's recognized assets to increasingly connect the Center's mission with contemporary issues. The Stowe Center Executive Director is a flagship position in the cultural landscape of Connecticut and throughout the country.

 

The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center is a nonprofit museum, program center and research library in Hartford, Connecticut with an active and innovative program schedule and new house tour experience. The Executive Director will serve as the chief fundraiser, spokesperson, and advocate of the Stowe Center, and be a visible and involved member of the Greater Hartford and Connecticut communities, as well as with select regional and national cultural opportunities.

 

For more information regarding this opportunity, please email etpostings@tsne.org or follow this link: http://www.tsne.org/executive-director-harriet-beecher-stowe-center

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Librarian I, Manchester City Library, Manchester, NH

Starting Salary:  $20,153.53 - plus some benefits

Schedule:  20 hours per week - may include evenings and weekends

 

THE JOB: Provides public library services at a library location; performs directly related work as required. 

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Master of Library Science, Computer Science, Public Relations Degree or related; and Some library experience; or Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the work.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates must complete a City of Manchester Employment Application available at the City of Manchester website www.manchesternh.gov/jobs or in person at the Human Resources Department, One City Hall Plaza, City Hall Annex. Submission of a resume is optional.

                                                                       

NOTE: Offer of hire conditional on candidate's ability to perform essential job functions, with or without accommodation, as determined by passing a medical exam, including alcohol and drug tests and a thorough background check.  

 

OPENING DATE: January 4, 2018          

CLOSING DATE: Wednesday, January 17, 2018

OFFICE HOURS: Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Contract Archivist, Congregational Library and Archives, Boston, MA

The Congregational Library and Archives (CLA) is looking for a 12-month, part-time Contract Archivist who will be processing critical 20th century Congregational archival collections. Flexible days/times within standard business hours (M-F 9-5). This is a grant-funded position and will report to the CLA Librarian who will be managing the project. The focus of this job will be to process and digitize specific collections identified in the grant.

Responsibilities

  • Manage processing and digitization workflow of grant-selected material and coordinate with vendor that is selected for digitizing the material
  • Process records to archival standards and perform basic preservation functions when necessary
  • Survey existing collections to identify related material and opportunities for future projects
  • Follow (and update, if necessary) current CLA procedures documentation
  • Improve digital access to collections through appropriate application of standards
  • Create collection descriptions including DACS/EAD compliant finding aids and MARC records for the collections and augment underdescribed records
  • Collaborate with Archivists and other staff on ArchivesSpace record creation and workflow
  • Provide content for website, blog, and social media

 

Other

  • Carry out other duties as assigned
  • Submit reports as requested by Project Manager

 

Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school with a concentration in archives management required
  • Three years of experience working with archives and special collections required; experience with digital projects in an academic, research or special library preferred
  • Work experience on grant-funded projects preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library metadata standards, systems, and best practices (EAD, MARC, DACS, RDA) required. Demonstrated knowledge of ArchivesSpace (or similar) preferred
  • Significant knowledge of digitization/scanning, library catalog systems, electronic information resources, database management, and computer hardware, software, and networking
  • Knowledge of XML (TEI and EAD preferred), FTP, Adobe Photoshop (or similar), Drupal (or similar) desirable
  • Advanced organizational and analytical skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of 20th century New England religious history/theology desirable, particularly Congregational history

 

Please send resume and cover letter to sbelmonte@14beacon.org.

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Manager, Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Lamar Soutter Library, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, invites applications for the position of Manager, Research and Scholarly Communications department.

 

Under the general direction of the Associate Director, the Research and Scholarly Communications Manager leads and supports the Library staff in developing and implementing innovative and effective services that advocate new models of scholarly communication in the biomedical sciences. This position is responsible for planning, setting goals, setting priorities, and designing and monitoring workflow of the department. The Research and Scholarly Communication Manager builds partnerships and coordinates activities with the Office of Research, School of Medicine, Graduate School of Biomedical Science, Graduate School of Nursing, and other areas within UMMS/UMMHC. This is one of the leadership positions in the library.

Salary Range: $75,000 - $77,000

For more information please see position description at https://www.ummsjobs.com/job/2882/

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Digital Projects Librarian, Naval Undersea Warfare Center, Newport, RI

ICI Services is looking for a versatile, service-oriented, self-motivated research professional to support the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport, in Newport RI. Applicants must be able to obtain a Department of Defense (DoD) secret security clearance.

Location: Newport, RI

Employment Type: Full time

Req #: 3629

Application link: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ICISERVC&cws=1&rid=2850

Responsibilities:

  • Provide research assistance and information management support to biological scientists and engineers
  • Update and manage a Drupal based website
  • Update and manage records in a Fedora/Islandora based repository according to best practices
  • Provide user instruction and troubleshoot access issues with subscription resources
  • Provide outreach, training and marketing support

Experience requirements:

  • In depth experience with searching and using literature databases, ability to provide user instruction in a clear and concise manner.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, SharePoint and Access, Adobe Professional, html/CSS. Experience with using and configuring a CMS, preferably Drupal.
  • Familiarity with scientific research - preferably marine sciences, biology or environmental policy. Demonstrated aptitude for learning new topics quickly.
  • Experience with digital repository software
  • Experience with bibliographic management software
  • Ability to acquire new technological skills; demonstrated analytical/problem-solving capabilities.

Education requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree, MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent experience.

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Technical Services Librarian / IT Manager, Yarmouth Town Library, South Yarmouth, MA

Yarmouth Town Library

Technical Services Librarian / IT Manager

South Yarmouth Library location

37.5 hours per week @ $26.81 per hour, with benefits

  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage all acquisitions and cataloging;
  • Responsible for coordinating receiving and cataloging of items in all formats in Sierra, including use of funds module;
  • Manage all technical services, including book processing, repair, e-resource management for both PC and Macintosh desktop and mobile platforms;
  • Provide reports as needed, including completion of annual ARIS report;
  • Supervise the tracking/receipt and maintenance of financial serials;
  • Manage all library computers and electronic devices, including specification, selection, purchasing, set-up and updates;
  • Provide instructional guidance on a regular basis to keep staff up-to-date on Library and other computer applications;
  • Act as technology expert for Library and for library users;
  • Manage two part-time staff members and Technical Services volunteers.

 

 

SKILLS REQUIRED

  • Advanced computer skills; working knowledge of III's management software Sierra, the Userful platform, and other proprietary library applications; high comfort level with Microsoft Office suite;
  • Must be detail-oriented and organized, with excellent time management skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, both in writing and in person;
  • 3-5 years previous cataloging and technical services experience;
  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree in Library and Information Science preferred.

 

Send cover letter and resume by January 22, 2018 to:

Jane Cain, Library Director
Yarmouth Town Libraries

312 Old Main Street

South Yarmouth, MA 02664

jcain@clamsnet.org

Position open until filled.

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Cataloging Bibliographer, GOBI Library Solutions, Contoocook, NH

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

To apply go to: www.ybp.com

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. 


Cataloging Bibliographer 
The main responsibility of the Cataloging Bibliographer is to perform subject analysis and classification along with descriptive cataloging up to full level on a broad range and depth of materials. Materials analyzed include print, visual, audio and digital resources. Classification schemes used are Library of Congress Classification, Dewey Decimal, National Library of Medicine and Canadian Classification for history, law and literature. Library of Congress and Medical Subject Headings are applied. The work of the Cataloging Bibliographer is conducted to support approval plan profiling and order fulfillment. The person in this position creates metadata records applying the RDA standard using the MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Records to support the provision of products supplied by Library Technical Services to accompany purchased content. 

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

  • Assigns Library of Congress Subject Headings and appropriate sub-headings following SCM and LCSH rules. 
  • Assigns Library of Congress Classification and cutter numbers following LCC and CSM instructions.
  • Assigns Dewey Decimal Classification using the full current edition.
  • Assigns Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and appropriate sub-heading strings.
  • Assigns National Library of Medicine classification.
  • Assigns Canadian literature, history and KF modified classification as appropriate.
  • Assigns library-specific cuttering and shelflisting as required.
  • Creates full-level cataloging in MARC (or other metadata format) following RDA and Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements.
  • Searches OCLC's bibliographic utility, LC catalog and authorities, and customer online catalogs as necessary.
  • Upgrades LC CIP records and other less-than-full-level records. 


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
  • Comfort with multi-tasking and shifting priorities throughout the work day
  • Work efficiently and keep work organized
  • Proficient with end-user computer technologies
  • Demonstrates the ability to learn new skills quickly
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with team members to accomplish individual, team and company goals
  • Flexible with rapidly shifting priorities 


Cultural Competencies: 

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

*Qualifications: 

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

Preferred Qualifications: 

KNOWLEDGE 
•Experience in library technical services or knowledge of library operations preferred. 
•Experience using LC Classweb, OCLC Connexion, Cataloger's Desktop and/or WebDewey. 
•Experience assigning Library of Congress and/or Dewey classification numbers. 
•Experience searching authority files. 
•Experience using the Library of Congress Subject Cataloging Manual and performing subject analysis. 
•Demonstrated proficiency in applying current cataloging guidelines (RDA). 
•Demonstrated proficiency in applying current MARC 21 Bibliographic standards to monographs cataloging. 
•Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings.
•Broad knowledge of all the functions of the Cataloging Unit and of the LTS Department. 
•Knowledge of and compliance with LTS quality assurance standards. 
•Understands and supports the goals and values of LTS; models and actively communicates them effectively. 
•Demonstrates mastery of job duties, requiring no supervisor follow up. 
•Understands all of the company processes and functions that have an impact upon or are impacted by the work of the Unit. 
•Knows and appropriately follows the company's hierarchy. 

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

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

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Map Librarian, Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, Boston, MA

Title:                        Map Librarian

Organization:      The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library

Reports to:           Curator of Maps (primary); Director of Education (secondary)

Location:               Boston, Massachusetts

Websites:             leventhalmap.org; collections.leventhalmap.org; zoominginonhistory.org

 

THE OPPORTUNITY

Building upon the legacy of Norman B. Leventhal's vision and leadership, the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library seeks a Map Librarian to help deliver on the mission of the Leventhal Map Center to inspire curiosity and learning among people of all ages through cartographic resources.

Stewarding the Boston Public Library's cartographic collection of more than 200,000 maps and 5,000 atlases, the Leventhal Map Center is ranked among the top map centers in the United States for the size of its collection and the significance of its historic (pre-1900) material; its track record of outstanding public exhibitions; innovative K-12 education programs for students and teachers that enhance the teaching of subjects from geography to history to language arts to STEM; and advanced digitization program and website offering access to the digital collections, tools, and other resources. 

The collection is the second largest in the country located in a public library, and the Leventhal Map Center's mission is focused on providing broad and free access to and meaningful engagement with these invaluable resources for scholars, educators, students, and the general public.

The collection primarily provides coverage of the United States, World, and Europe, and dates from 1482 to the present. It features four "Collections of Distinction":

The American Revolutionary War period (defined broadly as 1750 to 1800, these maps highlight Boston's role in the revolution but also document the crucial events that led from the French and Indian War to the War for Independence to the formation of a new nation during the last decade of the 18th century).

 

Boston and New England (depicting the physical and cultural geography of the New England region, these maps, bird's eye views, and atlases provide moderate-scale coverage of the entire region as well as large-scale coverage of Boston and individual towns and counties throughout Massachusetts and the neighboring states).

 

Maritime Charts and Atlases (dating from the 17th century through the 19th century, these charts and nautical atlases pertaining to the North Atlantic, and the coastal waters of Europe and the United States produced by commercial firms and government agencies provide resources for tracing the routes of early explorers, reconstructing the maritime history of New England, and studying the history of publishing navigational aids).

 

Urban Maps (focusing on Boston and neighboring cities and towns, urban maps and atlases provide a global context for studying the history of urban mapping , as well as accessing urban growth, city planning and environmental issues from the late 16th century to the present).


The Leventhal Map Center's last major exhibition, We Are One: Mapping America's Road from Revolution to Independence featured 60 maps, 40 prints, paintings, and objects selected from 20 partner institutions, including the British Library, the Library of Congress, and private collectors.  It attracted 107,000 visitors at the Boston Public Library, another 120,000 at Colonial Williamsburg, and opened at the New-York Historical Society in November 2017.  The semiannual changing exhibitions in the Leventhal Map Center's own gallery attract approximately 60,000 visitors each. 

With a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Leventhal Map Center has developed partnerships with eleven institutions including the British Library, Library of Congress, other institutions, and private collectors to offer on Leventhal Map Center's website 2,200 high resolution digitized maps of the American Revolutionary War era.  In collaboration with the Boston Public Library Web Services Group, the Map Center recently (June 2017) launched a new American Revolution portal (collections.leventhalmap.org) that incorporates web map services and a public-facing georeferencing tool. The portal presents many interesting new opportunities to share and use maps in web applications, educational materials, and digital humanities applications. It is augmented by a section for educators, funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services, that offers curricular materials and tools for teachers to create their own cartographic materials for use in their classrooms. 

Educational programs for students in grades K to 12 are offered to school groups at the Leventhal Map Center and in the classroom. An extensive section of the website offers tools for teachers to create map sets for use in their classrooms as well as lesson plans based on Common Core standards.  Professional development programs for teachers are scheduled regularly throughout the year, and the Carolyn A. Lynch Teacher Fellowships provide the opportunity for two teachers annually to perform research in the in the collection, develop their skills teaching with maps, and create curricular materials for their own use and for the Leventhal Map Center to share with other educators. 

Since its founding in 2004, the Leventhal Map Center has grown significantly and secured major funding from institutions and individuals.  In support of its work in conservation, exhibitions, and education, the Leventhal Map Center has been the recipient of $1.1 million in grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services; and over $800,000 in grants from private foundations. The most recent gala raised approximately $1.4 million from corporations, foundations, and individuals.  The Leventhal Map Center's operating budget is typically approximately $1.5 million, and partially supported by an endowment of approximately $8 million.

For more information on the Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library, see Appendix A.  For more information on the Boston Public Library, see Appendix B.

ROLE

The Map Librarian is part of a dynamic team that moves forward initiatives and services in the areas of Exhibitions, Education, Collections, Gallery Management, Web Initiatives, Geospatial & Digital Technologies, and Reference & Research.  The team's overall goal is to create opportunities for the public to inspire learning about and through maps, and to support education programs among K-12 schoolchildren and teachers, including implementing activities within and outside the Boston Public Library, and on leventhalmap.org.   

The team includes two Map Librarians both dually reporting to the Curator of Maps (solid line) and Director of Education (dotted line).  Other members of the team are a Map Metadata Librarian (reporting to the Curator of Maps) and an Education Coordinator (reporting to the Director of Education).  Projects will be assigned and responsibilities rotated based on organizational priorities and team members' skills, interests, and time availability. 

Exhibitions

  1. Create and install exhibitions.  Typically, the two Map Librarians will each create one of the two gallery exhibitions per year, enabling them each to spend a full year (overlapping each other) researching the topic, creating and designing the exhibition, leading the installation team, and helping to deliver programming on the exhibition's theme.
  2. Collaborate on developing and delivering associated public and K-12 programming. 
  3. Help develop partnerships and implement exhibitions beyond the Map Center gallery.
  4. Assist with major exhibitions as needed.
  5. Manage all aspects of gallery including and not limited to supervision of Gallery Attendants, physical maintenance of gallery, interfacing with Boston Public Library facilities and labor staff, visitor management, and collection and analysis of visitor feedback. 

Education

  1. Create public programming, in collaboration with the Director of Education and Curator.  In the past this has included expert and author talks, panels, Carto DB classes, georeferencing classes, digital collections workshops, and Boston Map Society gatherings.
  2. Assist the Director of Education in creating K-12 and higher education learning opportunities for students and teachers, including hands-on teaching of workshops. 

Collections

  1. Manage conservation and collection management projects under Curator's supervision.
  2. Compile lists of materials that are being sent to outside conservators and Boston Public Library Digital Lab.
  3. Make general assessments of conservation needs according to pre-defined categories; and arrange for the transportation of these materials to the digital lab or outside conservators.
  4. Develop and oversee collections relocations, relabeling and inventory projects to be performed by Gallery Attendants and interns.
  5. Advise Curator and perform research concerning potential acquisitions.

Web Initiatives

  1. Serve as Map Center lead for innovative strategies for the digital collections and informational website, working in tandem with the Boston Public Library web and IT services staff, and with the Map Metadata Librarian.
  2. Manage and build on ongoing web strategies, including the map portal, digital collections, and digital partners.
  3.  Manage social media, including curating content from others, generating content, and analyzing results.
  4. Track and report on website analytics.

Geospatial & Digital Technologies

  1. Lead in applying digital, geospatial and related technologies to exhibitions, educational programs, reference services, and collections.   
  2. Train co-op students and volunteers in georeferencing maps for use on the web, use GIS technologies to prepare custom-designed maps for exhibitions and other educational programs, manage interactive touch screen projects.
  3. Coordinate the training of Leventhal Map Center staff in specialized geospatial, digital, and other technologies of the field. 

 

Reference and Research

Map Librarians will assist the Metadata Map Librarian and Curator of Maps in providing reference and research services as needed, including:

  1. Provide cartographic and geographic reference and research assistance to library patrons, using a wide variety of print and electronic resources.
  2. Develop and design online Lib Guides.
  3. Oversee or perform the pulling and refiling of maps and atlases for Library patrons.
  4. Monitor Rare Maps Reading Room patrons while they are examining materials.
  5. Collect and compile Leventhal Map Center's reference and other use statistics including circulation and web analytics.

 

Intellectual Capital

  1. Serve as internal specialist and provide advice to staff and library administration in the topic areas of the current and past exhibitions, and in the fields of digital and geospatial map technologies.
  2. Represent the Leventhal Map Center in the history, geography, geospatial, cartography, museums, and related fields through publishing papers, giving presentations, and attending conferences.  Cooperate with scholars and institutions to maximize use and expand the appreciation of Leventhal Map Center resources in the greater community.
  3. Maintain professional contacts, attend and present at conferences, and keep up-to-date with the field.

Other

  1. Work with and support the Board of Review and the IT Subcommittee, a group of academics, curators, collectors, and other cartographic experts from the field who advise the Leventhal Map Center. 
  2. Liaise with the Boston Public Library as needed, particularly exhibitions, collections, preservation, and facilities staff. 
  3. Coordinate and collaborate with institutional advancement efforts including engaging with prospective funders and finding opportunities to match their giving interests with the Leventhal Map Center's work.
  4. Perform other tasks and duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: Bachelor's degree required. Major in history or geography preferred. Master's degree in Library Science strongly preferred.
  • Education or equivalent experience: Developing and mounting exhibitions.  Archival and special collections handling.  Digital and geospatial technologies, including experience with digitized maps, georeferencing, cartographic software, and knowledge of digital humanities.
  • Experience:
    • Reference experience required.
    • Experience using online bibliographic databases, such as WorldCat, JSTOR, OAlster, etc.
    • Familiarity with searching for cartographic items using a variety of digital map collections,  such as Library of Congress, Old Maps Online, David Rumsey Map Collection, and OpenGeoPortal.
    • Training and experience in using georeferencing and Geographic Information System software. 
    • Proficiency working with digital imagery in programs such as Adobe Photoshop.
    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Programs (Word, Access, Power Point, Excel).
    • Additional Requirements:  Will often work with old maps and atlases that are dirty, fragile and in need of conservation treatment.  Will need to be physically capable of lifting 25 lb. objects over head, handling full oversize (36" x 48") folders, and pushing 40 lb book cart. 
    • Additional Information:  Successful applicants will be able to recognize various map types (topographic maps, coastal charts, town plans, bird's eye views, county landownership maps), cartographic publishing styles (woodcut, engraving, lithograph), and bibliographic elements (such as cartographer, engraver, publisher).

DESIRED ATTRIBUTES

  • Working knowledge of local (Boston and Massachusetts), United States and world history as well as geography; excellent map reading skills. 
  • Willingness to use and foster a variety of approaches to create enthusiasm and support for maps in widely varying constituencies.
  • Interest in modern library technical services from digitization, repositories, cataloging and web services with a geospatial twist.
  • Familiarity with new uses of georeferenced materials in federated collections and digital humanities applications. 
  • Initiative in generating new ideas and proven ability to improve existing work flows, techniques and procedures.

  • Flexibility and enthusiasm to work in a dynamic team-based environment.
  • Effective interpersonally with the ability to work well and foster productive relationships with public of all age groups, library community, map community and partners.
  • Ability to interpret and execute Boston Public Library policy, understanding and interest in the development of Library resources and services, including the ability to help define the role of the Leventhal Map Center within the Boston Public Library.
  • Superior oral and written communication, proofreading, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work with various world languages (such as Latin, French, Spanish, or German) represented in the collections. 
  • High degree of personal integrity, professional demeanor, tact, good judgment, dependability, and a commitment to values that support the Leventhal Map Center's mission to foster initiative, integrity and excellence in an environment of collaboration, collegiality, civility, and responsible stewardship. 

TO APPLY

We welcome qualified candidates from a wide variety of backgrounds including history, geography, historical cartography, geospatial technologies, and digital humanities to apply for the positon.  

City of Boston residency is not required. The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Please submit cover letter and resume by email to info@leventhalmap.org.  Please begin subject line with "Map Librarian, Last name, First name".

Connie Chin

President

Norman B. Leventhal Map Center

700 Boylston Street

Boston, MA 02116

617.859.2506

info@leventhalmap.org

 

Appendix A

Organizational History and Overview

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center at the Boston Public Library was created in 2004 as a division of the Boston Public Library (BPL) in a public-private agreement between the BPL and the map collector-philanthropist Norman B. Leventhal.

In 2007, the Leventhal Map Center became a separately incorporated 501(c)(3) non-profit organiza-

tion governed by an independent Board of Directors, in a long term partnership with the Boston Public Library.

Focused on promoting the use of maps as an important educational tool to understand history, civilization, and the world today, the Leventhal Map Center seeks to preserve, catalog, study, and exhibit a historically significant collection of over 200,000 (World, European and United States) maps and 5,000 atlases in the collection of the BPL and Mapping Boston Foundation. The Leventhal Map Center is located on the first floor of the Library's historic McKim Building in Copley Square. It includes an exhibition gallery that features changing thematic exhibitions, a public learning center with current atlases and reference books, and a room for the research of rare maps and atlases. The Leventhal Map Center is dedicated to the creative educational use of its cartographic holdings, which extend from the 15th century to the present. In pursuit of its mission, the Center collects and preserves maps and atlases, promotes research in the collection, and makes its resources available to the public through its website, exhibitions, publications, lectures, and other programs. The Center has a particular interest in developing innovative uses of maps and geographic materials to engage young people's curiosity about the world, thereby enhancing their understanding of geography, history, world cultures, and citizenship. The Leventhal Map Center's mission is governed by the mandate to provide free access to all. Programs of the Leventhal Map Center include education programs in and out of the classroom, outreach to schools and branch libraries throughout Boston, teacher development programs, publications and exhibits, lectures, and an interactive web site.

 

Appendix B

The Boston Public Library (BPL) was founded in 1848, by an act of the Great and General Court of Massachusetts, and was the first large free municipal library in the United States. The BPL's first building opened in 1854 with a collection of approximately 16,000 volumes. The present Copley Square location has been home to the BPL since 1895, when architect Charles Follen McKim completed his "palace for the people." In the latter half of the 19th century, the BPL worked vigorously to develop and expand its branch library system. Viewed as a means to extend its presence through the city, the first branch library in the United States was opened in East Boston in 1870. Between 1872 and 1900, 21 more branches began servicing communities through Boston's diverse neighborhoods. In 1972, the BPL expanded its Copley Square location with the opening of an addition designed by Philip Johnson. Today, the McKim building houses the BPL's vast research collection and the Johnson building holds the circulating collection of the general library and serves as headquarters for BPL's 24 branch libraries. In addition to 6.1 million books in the general Library, the BPL holds over 1.2 million rare books and manuscripts, and a wealth of maps, musical scores, and prints. Among its large collection, the BPL holds several first edition folios by William Shakespeare, original music scores from Mozart to Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf," a map that pre-dates Columbus's 1492 voyage to the new world, and, in its rare book collection, the personal library of John Adams. Over 2.2 million patrons visit the BPL and its branches each year.

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Librarian, Special Collections, The Bostonian Society, Boston, MA

The Bostonian Society

Position Title: Special Collections Librarian, Part-Time

Reports to: Director of Education and Exhibitions

Since 1881, The Bostonian Society (TBS) has collected, preserved, and made accessible for research a wide range of paper materials relating to the history of Boston through its library and archives. Highlights include sources on New England and Boston history, colonial history and the American Revolution, city directories from 1789 onward, and Massachusetts Revolutionary War military records. The archives contain a wide selection of historical documents, including manuscript collections, financial records, broadsides, maps and plans, and newspapers.  The library maintains a photography collection, which documents Boston from the 1850s to today.

Job Summary: The Special Collections Librarian role is a part-time (16 hour-per-week) position, during regular office hours of 9 - 5, Monday through Friday. The Special Collections Librarian is responsible for the care, preservation, and management of all materials contained in the library and archives. Accessibility is a high priority for the Society and the Special Collections Librarian plays an important part in making our collections accessible to everybody.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the care, preservation, and management of the Bostonian Society Library and Archives;
  • Manage and catalog archival and library materials;
  • Manage archive and library information in Re: discovery/Proficio, the Society's collections management software;
  • Respond to requests by staff, researchers, and the general public for access to and information about the Bostonian Society's archival and library holdings;
  • Manage on-site researchers in TBS's library and archives;
  • Coordinate rights and reproductions for use of TBS materials, including, access to deliverables, permission process, and payments of fees;
  • Collaborate with Education and Exhibitions Department on projects involving the display and interpretation of archival materials;
  • Rotate and maintain all archival items on exhibit;
  • Generate content featuring archival material for social media and the blog.

 

 Qualifications include:

  • American Library Association-accredited Masters of Library Science;
  • 1-3 years of experience working in archives;
  • Familiarity with methods of historical research;
  • Knowledge of archival standards and best practices;
  • Proficiency with databases and digitization;
  • Excellent organizational, writing, interpersonal, and communication skills;
  • Knowledge of Boston's history and the American Revolution preferred.

 

The work of this position takes place at a historic site. Incumbent should be able to carry equipment and supplies up and down stairs and able to lift 20 pounds.

 

This part-time position pays $21 per hour. PTO time is accrued based on hours worked.

 

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to hr@bostonhistory.org by Monday, January 22, 2018.

 

For more information about the Bostonian Society and the Old State House, visit www.bostonhistory.org

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Librarian, French Cultural Center, Boston, MA

Center Librarian

REPORTS TO

Executive Director, manages Library Assistant, works closely with all other departments. 

ABOUT THE LIBRARY OF THE FRENCH CULTURAL CENTER:

Created in 1945, our lending library offers 29,000 documents in all formats and is the second collection of this type in the U.S. (among a network of approximately 100 Alliances Françaises in the U.S.). The library actively acquires works originally published in French. We serve a diverse audience ranging from beginner-level students to native speakers.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bilingual in French and English
  • Holds a Master of Library Science (preferred)
  • Has an appreciation and knowledge of French and Francophone literature and culture
  • Is creative and able to review existing programs and marketing material and suggest improvements and new additions
  • Has a great team spirit
  • Is friendly and finds it easy to interact both on a one-on-one basis with users and to welcome groups

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Oversees the daily operations of the Library.
  • Handles collection development and acquisitions, including sorting donations as well as weeding.
  • Classifies and catalogs new acquisitions (about 50 new items per month).
  • Shares daily circulation duties (about 1h30 per day, and covers all while the assistant is away).
  • Organizes bi-annual book sales to raise funds for new acquisitions.
  • Oversees budget and takes part in fundraising efforts, including finding funding for special projects and supporting other departments in fundraising.
  • Evaluates and reviews policies and procedures as necessary.
  • Keeps track of records and statistics and reports bi-weekly on activities.
  • Handles reference and readers advisory services, makes recommendations in support of French language learning and CECR goals.
  • Provides marketing and social media content, contributes to the blog.
  • Creates bibliographies and relevant displays.
  • Handles two monthly activities (one book club and one discovery workshop); suggestions for more programs welcome.
  • Promotes online collections offered on Culturethèque, sits on the editorial committee, contributes to editing platform, reporting technical issues, and training users to use the platform.
  • Hires and trains staff.
  • Makes public appearances such as guided tours of the Library for new members, potential members, and school visits.
  • Attends the Salon du livre in Paris once a year to stay informed.
  • Keeps informed of library trends and technological developments and makes informed recommendations concerning the library in general.
 

SCHEDULE

September-June: Tuesday through Saturday. 

July-August: Monday through Friday.

COMPENSATION

$55,000-$61,000 per year depending on experience, 12 days paid vacation, health benefits.

DEADLINE TO APPLY

January 10, 2018
For more information, click here.

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Archivist, Casey Papers Digitization Project, Historic New England, Boston, MA

Position: Project Archivist, Casey Digitization Project

Classification: Term-limited (18 months), Part-time, Non-exempt (24 hours/week)

Location: Otis House, Boston, Massachusetts

 

Description: This position works as part of a National Historical Publications and Records Commission-funded grant, coordinating Transforming Washington, D.C.: The Impact of Thomas Lincoln Casey and Edward Pearce Casey on the Nation's Capital, that will allow Historic New England to digitize and provide online access to the papers of Brigadier General Thomas Lincoln Casey (1831-1896) and his son, architect Edward Pearce Casey (1864-1940). The Casey documents include manuscripts, ephemera, photographs, architectural drawings, and scrapbooks related to the work of the Caseys on significant government buildings (approximately 37,500 pages). This position is benefit eligible including health, dental, and vacation benefits.

 

Responsibilities: Review the foldered documents in the Thomas Lincoln Casey and Edward Pearce Casey papers; barcode folders and containers for tracking purposes; conduct a conservation review of the materials, noting any special handling requirements. Oversee the move of the materials to and from storage to the photography studios; Ensure that the quality of the 37,500 digital images and the accuracy of the associated metadata adhere to standards set forth by Historic New England and the Society of American Archivists.  Coordinate the day-to-day project work schedule in consultation with the project manager; supervise volunteers.

 

Qualifications: ALA-accredited Master's degree in library and information science or similar degree from a recognized graduate program in archival studies and three years of related experience. Fully competent experience with computerized collections management systems, such as Minisis, ArchivesSpace, or Re: Discovery. Experience working on a large-scale digitization project. Experience processing archival and manuscript collections according to archival best practices. Experience using Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS), Encoded Archival Description (EAD), and controlled vocabularies such as AAT, TGN, LCSH, and LCNAF. Excellent computer and data entry skills. Skilled use of Microsoft Office suite. High degree of attention to detail.

Ability to effectively manage time in order to meet project deadlines.

 

This employee must be able to operate effectively in a team environment, where communication within and among teams is essential to success.  Ability to interact and communicate with staff orally and in writing is essential.  This position is based at the Otis House, Boston, Massachusetts, with occasional travel to Haverhill facility in Haverhill, Massachusetts.

 

Submission: Applications will be accepted through January 8. Please send résumé, cover letter, and salary requirements to jobs@historicnewengland.org or mail to Historic New England, 151 Essex Street, Haverhill, MA 01832, Attn: Human Resources.

 

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

 

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

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Teen Services Librarian, Worcester Public Library, Worcester, MA

TEEN SERVICES LIBRARIAN

(GRADUATE LIBRARIAN 2)

The Worcester Public Library is seeking candidates for the position of Teen Services Librarian! This position is a beginning professional position working under the supervision of the Youth Services Manager with overall oversight by the Youth Services Coordinator. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills and have experience working with diverse populations in an urban community. The candidate will be responsible for connecting teen library customers with the information they seek and developing and implementing engaging library programs, collections and services. The candidate in this position will also assist with all aspects of youth services in a busy department, including providing customer assistance at various service points.

SALARY: $44,852.70 - $65,264.96 annually; $21.49 - $31.27 hourly

For a Full Job Description Visit: http://tinyurl.com/mywpl-jobs

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Education: MLS/MLIS, including graduate credit in children's services, from a library school accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.
  • Experience: Relevant experience in libraries, bookstores, schools and/or with youth is preferable.
  • Schedule: Includes evening and weekend assignments and working at other locations.
  • Travel: Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner. A valid driver's license is required.

CORI/SORI: Must pass a Criminal/Sex Offender Background Check

THIS POSITION WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL FILLED

To apply, please visit: www.worcesterma.gov/employment or send resume and cover letter to: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. EOE/ AA employer. Preference is given to Worcester Residents.

The information in this summary indicates the general nature and level of work performed within this role. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA's "Core Competences of Librarianship"  as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and, as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall Human Resources 109, 508-799-1030HR@worcesterma.gov

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Research Operations Supervisor, Goodwin Procter LLP, Boston, MA

Job Summary:

The Research Operations Supervisor works to ensure that members of the firm have access to  accurate and current research materials. Responsibilities include performing and supervising all aspects of serials management including renewals, check-in, electronic and print current awareness routing; coordinating acquisitions processes such as initiating new orders, distributing deskbooks and troubleshooting vendor issues such as subscription claiming, and reconciling invoice discrepancies.

 

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for performing/supervising the daily serials functions; this includes check-in and new receipt processing, disseminating print and electronic subscription issues and maintaining accurate routing records.
  • Responsible for performing/supervising acquisitions; this includes ordering new publications, troubleshooting vendor invoicing problems and processing new materials. 
  • Responsible for maintaining the core attorney deskbook master list and assuring that deskbooks are distributed efficiently across firm-wide practice areas; responsible for coordinating firm-wide office copy bulk orders to maximize available discounts.
  • Responsible for integrity of records in the firm collection management system. 
  • Trains and supervises department co-op employees.
  • Supervises contract loose-leaf filing services in the Firm's U.S. offices. 
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements:                            

  1. Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited library school.
  2. Minimum 3-5 years progressively responsible technical services experience in a special or academic library.
  3. Demonstrated knowledge of integrated library automation systems.
  4. Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging standards such as RDA, USMARC, and  LC classification and standard authority control procedures.
  5. Ability to train and supervise research operations activities of co-op employees.
  6. Strong interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  7. Strong customer service orientation.
  8. Ability to prioritize responsibilities and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  9. Ability to work independently and collaboratively with Research Services and firm colleagues.
  10. Proficient using MS Office applications including, Word, Excel, and Outlook. Ability to learn and develop proficiency using specific firm applications such as a DMS and finance and accounting tools.

 

To apply, please visit this link.

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Business Development Research Coordinator, Analysis Group, Inc., Boston, MA

Analysis Group, Inc.

Job Description

 

Job title:                     Business Development Research Coordinator

Department:              Marketing

Office location:          Boston, MA

Schedule:                   Full-Time, Monday - Friday

 

Overview:

Analysis Group is one of the largest private economics consulting firms, with more than 800 professionals across 13 offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since 1981, we have provided expertise in economics, finance, health care analytics, and strategy to top law firms, Fortune Global 500 companies, and government agencies worldwide. Our internal experts, together with our network of affiliated experts from academia, industry, and government, offer our clients exceptional breadth and depth of expertise

 

This position will support the marketing department's business development research team in supporting business development and research-related initiatives. The primary focus of this role will be supporting our lead generation activities (researching, tracking, and maintaining leads in support of new business). Employing business and legal research skills, this individual will be responsible for case monitoring, document/filing retrieval, and summarizing cases and findings. Other assignments would include monitoring legal news and supporting the research team with dossiers on potential clients and connections and with expert research.  

 

The position requires intellectual curiosity; creativity; the tenacity to track down needed information; the capacity to filter large amounts of data; and the ability to problem-solve with the highest level of attention to detail and accuracy.  The Business Development Research Coordinator should be equally effective collaborating with colleagues, as well as working independently on self-directed projects.

 

Essential Job Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for lead tracking across a variety of practice areas; activities will include updating case dockets, identifying case details (counsel involved, dockets, complaints, etc.), and creating/updating leads in our Client Relationship Management (CRM) system
  • Assist the research team in the production of news summaries, company/individual dossiers, and industry/practice-specific profiles in support of business development initiatives 
  • Provide news awareness support to business development research group's practice leads, including the monitoring of legal industry news
  • Provide high quality, thoughtful marketing-related research using internal and external research tools including CourtLink, Westlaw, Law360, Bloomberg Law, and Lexis
  • Collaborate on various marketing-related efforts, as needed

 

Relationships:

  • This position will support the Business Development Research Manager and collaborate with the business development research group and others in the marketing group, as well as fulfilling research requests from consulting staff

 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and three to five years of professional experience
  • Ideal candidate will have research experience in the legal or business sector
  • Must have solid research skills as well as strong analytical and critical reasoning skills; prior experience with  Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law, or other online legal databases is especially helpful
  • Interest in legal issues and in the current litigation environment
  • Must be able to organize, plan, and work on multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize projects, meet deadlines, and be flexible in order to respond to shifting demands
  • Accuracy, attention to detail, and problem solving ability are critical
  • Must exhibit a desire to learn, participate, and take ownership of one's workload

 

Factors for Assessing Performance (Functional Competencies):

  • Functional/Technical Capabilities - Demonstrates technical competence and effectively delivers support in area of expertise
  • Customer Service - Responsive to internal and external requests; provides high quality service and support
  • Communication - Communicates clearly and listens to requests effectively
  • Teamwork/Working Characteristics - Demonstrates ability to work effectively with others and independently; demonstrates initiative and ownership
  • Project Management - Effectively manages projects, meeting necessary deadlines
  • Problem Resolution - Resolves problems quickly and effectively

 

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to Rosemary Zankiw at rosemary.zankiw@ananlysisgroup.com or apply online at this link.

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Librarian, Adult Services, Robbins Library, Arlington, MA

The Town of Arlington is seeking a full-time Adult Services Librarian to join the innovative and dynamic Adult Services department at Robbins Library. The Adult Services team is dedicated to developing responsive programs for our diverse community--programs like Queer Book Group, Cookbook Club and drop-in technology help sessions. We also take pride in new collections like our Library of Things, co-sponsored by the Friends of the Robbins Library and Sustainable Arlington. 
Library trustees and staff along with the Arlington Libraries Foundation are currently engaged in Reimagining Our Libraries, a project to prepare facilities for a new generation of library users. The library system in Arlington consists of the Robbins Library (main) in the center and the Fox Branch Library in East Arlington, which also bookend the new Arlington Cultural District designated by the Mass Cultural Council in 2017.
Robbins Library is convenient to several MBTA bus lines, the Minuteman bike path, and a variety of great restaurants and shops.
Duties: This librarian will assist patrons in using the library; respond to reference questions at our busy information desk; provide reader's advisory service; troubleshoot copiers, printers, microfilm machines and computers; manage collection areas as assigned; create engaging displays, booklists and finding aids to promote collections; plan, run, and evaluate programs for adults; use social media to market library services; and take on other duties as assigned.
Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution is required; one year of library experience; knowledge of print and digital information sources including databases and ebooks; strong commitment to providing excellent customer service; skill in working with diverse populations; strong oral and written communication skills; ability to work collaboratively on a team; creativity, flexibility, energy, and enthusiasm.
Arlington values diversity. We strongly encourage candidates of varied backgrounds, including people of color, persons with disabilities and others to apply.
Schedule: 35 hours/week, including evenings and the Saturday rotation (approx. one Saturday/month).
Pay rate: $50,136-$60,268
Open until: December 29, 2017
To Apply: Please email your resume and cover letter to HR@town.arlington.ma.us, or mail it to Human Resources, Town of Arlington, 730 Massachusetts Avenue, Arlington, MA 02476

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Reference Librarian, Nashua Public Library, Nashua, NH

POSITION: PART-TIME REFERENCE LIBRARIAN                                    

HOURS OF WORK: 20 HRS/WK MORNINGS & FRIDAYS

DEPARTMENT: REFERENCE

AFFILIATION: UNION AFT LOCAL #4831 

STARTING SALARY: Not to exceed $18.40 per hour, depending on education/experience

Job Grade 7 

PRIMARY DUTIES 

Part-time 20 hour per week position in Reference Department of Nashua Public Library. The schedule for this position includes 3 to 4 mornings 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and Fridays 9 AM - 5:30 PM. Some Sunday hours may be available. Duties include in-person, telephone, and computer-based patron assistance; interlibrary loan, readers' advisory and special projects as assigned. 

MINUMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

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

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: 

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

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

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED ONLINE UNTIL DECEMBER 22, 2017

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F/H (EMPLOYMENT RECRUITMENT SHALL BE CONSISTENT WITH ALL STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS

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Executive Director, Children's Museum in Easton, North Easton, MA

With its founding executive director retiring after 25 years, the Board of Directors of the Children's Museum in Easton seeks an executive director with a passion for children and their learning and the experience and skills to lead the organization into the next phase of its important work.

The next Executive Director of the Children's Museum in Easton will be able to lead the organization in innovative directions while holding true to its core purpose of providing creative, hands-on learning experiences to young children of all backgrounds and abilities.

This position requires a leader with high emotional intelligence, a relationship-builder who can easily and genuinely connect with people and is astute at building strategic partnerships.

Additional desired skills, experience and attributes include experience as a nonprofit or business manager, demonstrated success in raising funds, experience working with boards of directors, and strong social media and information technology skills.

This search is being conducted by the Consulting and Executive Transitions team at TSNE MissionWorks with Transition Consultants Catherine Bradshaw.

For the complete position profile and application guidelines please visit http://www.tsne.org/executive-director-childrens-museum-easton

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Library Director, Bacon Free Library, Natick, MA

Institution: BACON FREE LIBRARY

58 Eliot St Natick MA 01760

Position: Library Director

Duties/Description: The Bacon Free Library, a small independent library in South Natick, MA, seeks a Library Director. Established in 1880 and located in the heart of historic South Natick Center in a park-like setting, the library overlooks the Charles River and is surrounded by lovely grounds and gardens.

The library is a focal point of the community and serves patrons of all ages. The BFL also benefits from an active Friends organization and the Board of Trustees which combine to support the library with their time, energies and other resources.

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

The Director is charged with using social media outlets such as Facebook, Twitter, Meetup, etc to promote the library and its programs and able to keep the website updated with events and library announcements. The director is also responsible for coordinating with Natick town officials and Natick's Morse Institute Library.

The library is a member of the Minuteman Library System network. The director oversees, implements, maintains, and enhances a wide range of technologies and systems. The director supports library staff and patrons in the use of existing technologies and adoption of new and emerging technologies.

The Library Trustees are preparing to embark on a Capital Campaign to raise funds to support the longevity of the BFL historic building. The Library Director will be an integral part of this process. To learn more about the Bacon Free Library visit our website http://baconfreelibrary.org/

Qualifications:

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

The candidate also will have a demonstrated ability to successfully manage the overall operation and relationships of this small library, including relationships with other area organizations.

The ideal candidate should be energetic, enthusiastic, and able to act independently and creatively to develop and promote the library's programs and services, as well as relate well to patrons.

Knowledge of Sierra ILS is preferred.

Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal.

Fundraising or development experience is preferred.

Networking and collaboration skills are essential to this position.

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

The Bacon Free Library is an equal opportunity employer.

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

Closing Date: January 12, 2018

Apply:

Please send your letter of interest and resume to both:

Richard Tranfaglia Director of Human Resources rtranfaglia@natickma.gov

And:

bfl@minlib.net (with Application for Library Director in the subject line)

Posted: December 6, 2017

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Library Director, Barrington Public Library, NH

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

With a population approaching 9,000, Barrington is situated approximately 70 miles north of Boston, MA, and is within 40 minutes of both Concord and Manchester, NH, 20 minutes west of Portsmouth and is adjacent to the UNH Durham campus. Residents enjoy the town's rural character, with actively managed conservation properties and a myriad of hiking trails, In addition, the town has a robust Recreation Department that offers a wide range of activities for all ages.

 

The position requires a Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible library experience, and at least three (3) years of supervisory experience, preferably in a public library setting. This is a full-time (40 hours/week), exempt position, and includes regular evening meetings and occasional weekend hours. The library offers a competitive salary range ($51,396 - 63,294) as well as a town benefits package. Starting salary will be dependent upon the candidate's level of experience and qualifications.

 

A complete job description can be found at http://www.barringtonlibrary.com/extra8.asp. Applicants seeking consideration should submit a statement of their interest and qualifications, resume and three professional references to Lindsey Maziarz, Search Committee Chair, at barringtonplsearch@gmail.com. NO DROP-IN OR PAPER APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED. Applications received by December 20, 2017 will be given priority consideration. Position will remain open until filled. 

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Library Director, Pelham Public Library, Pelham, NH

Library Director

Pelham Public Library

The Board of Trustees of the Pelham Public Library seek a creative, outreach oriented, enthusiastic leader to serve as Director. The right candidate will be a hands-on Director with knowledge of emerging technologies in library services, programming, and strategic planning.

The Pelham Public Library is located in a southern New Hampshire border town, with easy access to major highways, urban areas, and the natural resources of New England. The library has a service area of over 6,000 patrons, a collection of over 30,000 items, circulates nearly 60,000 items per year, and hosts thriving children's, teen, and adult programs. The Friends of the Library are a supportive and growing group.

Qualifications: The successful candidate will have an MLS from an ALA-accredited university and at least three years administrative work experience in a public library setting. Specifically, the applicant should have demonstrated abilities in collection development; customer service; personnel and financial management; program development; library technologies and applications; public relations and fund-raising. The applicant must demonstrate excellent interpersonal abilities, including proficiency in working as part of a team, leading others, and interacting with the public.

The new Director will be responsible for communicating the mission of the library to the community. Vision, organization, and excellent communication skills are therefore essential attributes for the position.

 

Job Responsibilities: The Director is responsible for administration of all library operations. The Director develops, prepares, and submits the annual budget request for the Board of Trustees' approval, and monitors and controls expenditures for the building, books and materials, supplies, and salaries.  The Director manages four full-time employees, as well as additional part-time staff and volunteers.

 

The Director supervises the library's Collection Development Program.

 

The Director actively participates in community outreach with the public, community leaders, local officials and institutions; maintains liaison with Friends of the Library, the Historical Society, Pelham schools, and other community groups. 

 

The Director and Emerging Technologies librarian monitor tech trends and evaluate their usefulness in the library and implement when appropriate.

This is a full-time (40 hour) salaried FLSA exempt position. Salary is $60,000 to $66,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications. The position includes excellent benefits and membership with the NH Retirement system.

Closing Date: January 31, 2018

To apply, send a letter including a statement about your interest in the position and applicable experience, along with your resume, to ppldirectorsearch@gmail.com

Web Site: http://pelhampubliclibrary.org

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Supervisor Positions, Bunker Hill Community College Library, Charlestown, MA

The Bunker Hill Community College Library and Learning Commons seeks applicants for a part-time Evening Supervisor.  The position can be filled with one or two candidates, with a person or persons who has experience working in a library; preferably worked in a community college library or other type of academic library for a minimum of two years of professional experience.  

Master's degree in library science (MLS, MLIS) or in education (M.Ed), or have appropriate equivalent experience and interest in working in a library part-time with an amazing evening library staff.

The hours are 6PM to 10PM Monday to Thursday and 5PM to 8PM on Fridays. There is a possibility for Saturday or Sunday hours if needed for up to 18.5 hours per week.

 The position reports to the Director of the Library and Learning Commons.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Strong service orientation and the ability to meet the public graciously and tactfully. Strong customer service attitude and initiative.
  2. 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.
  3. Ability to interact effectively and work productively, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups in a diverse and rapidly changing environment
  4. Experience planning, organizing, and supervising the work of others and organizing projects.
  5. Ability to use technology in creative ways to solve problems and/or facilitate workflow.
  6. Ability to provide reference and research assistance.
  7. Ability to provide occasional information literacy workshop instruction as needed.

 

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Experience with library technology including library management systems (e.g. iii, Evergreen).
  • Experience in creating communication objects (e.g. slides, posters).

 

LOCATION: In Charlestown, MA. Accessible by Orange Line at the Community College stop and also by car.

 

TO APPLY: Apply by email and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information phone and email) for three professional references by January 8, 2018 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Dr. Vivica Pierre, Director of the Library & Learning Commons
250 New Rutherford Ave., Room 331
Boston, MA  02129-2925
or
Email: vdpierre@bhcc.mass.edu
NO PHONE CALLS. 

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Director of Community Programs, Fairfield Museum, Fairfield, CT

The Fairfield Museum is seeking an energetic, thoughtful, and visionary, part time Director of Community Programs to coordinate, cooperatively plan, and implement a new series of multi-sector, innovative and fun family and adult programs, art installations, and performances that will provide participants meaningful opportunities to delve deeply into their community's identity and take an active role in creating a more inclusive future.

The Director of Community Programs will convene and lead community planning groups; design and develop collaborative programming that gives voice to multiple perspectives; develop and sustain partnerships with regional arts, performance and cultural organizations; and oversee the delivery of programs, lectures, community forums, art installations and performances that advance the Museum's mission to use

Qualifications: The successful candidate will demonstrate broad and successful experience in facilitating and leading collaborative planning; implementing creative, diverse and dynamic indoor and outdoor programming that builds new audiences; experience in developing and sustaining relationships with community groups; have strong connections in the Connecticut and New York arts, education, and social service communities; demonstrate strong organizational skills; and be independently motivated and a strong team player. Bachelors degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience in a related field required.

Mail or email a cover letter and resume detailing relevant work experience by January 26, 2018 to Director of Community Programs Search, Fairfield Museum and History Center, 370 Beach Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.

Email: lreilly@fairfieldhs.org.

No calls please. EOE. Position to begin in March, 2018

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Deputy Director, Museum Experience Group, Plimoth Plantation, Inc, Plymouth, MA

This is an opportunity to work at one of the country's most prestigious living history museums. Operating on a remarkable property overlooking Cape Cod Bay, Plimoth Plantation brings the story of America's early foundation to life for hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. The Deputy Director of the Museum Education Group (MEG) is a senior level position that provides leadership for the Museum's living history exhibits and all MEG programs and activities - both onsite and offsite.

This position is ultimately responsible for translating the Museum's guest-first commitment into engaging living history experiences, dynamic interactions with collections, and captivating interpretations of the history of Mayflower, Plymouth Colony and the Wampanoag homeland. This position functions as a departmental manager, providing budgetary and personnel oversight; is a brand ambassador for Plimoth Plantation in the community, and participates on senior leadership committees. The position is responsible for developing, implementing, and critically assessing all content, training and programming relevant to the guest experience including Museum Theater, scripted scenarios, guided tours, experiential learning workshops, school and public programs, and community outreach efforts. BA/BS is required.

Minimum of ten years experience and verifiable success in management in a busy, fast-paced environment; preferably at a museum, park, educational, or other arts/cultural non-profit organization Excellent planning, organizational, financial and administrative skills essential. Programmatic leadership and demonstrated success in creating educational and entertaining experiences for guests and audiences.

Please send cover letter and resume to: Sue Haverstock shaverstock@plimoth.org. See website for full job description www.plimoth.org.

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Interim Research Services and User Engagement Librarian, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI

About Roger Williams University:
Roger Williams University, located on the coast of Bristol, RI, is a forward-thinking private university with 45 undergraduate majors and more than a dozen graduate programs spanning the liberal arts and the professions, where students become community-minded citizens through project-based, experiential learning. With small classes, direct access to faculty and boundless opportunities for real-world projects, RWU students develop the ability to think critically while simultaneously building the practical skills that today's employers demand. In the five years since launching its signature Affordable Excellence initiative, the University has established itself as a leader in American higher education by confronting the most pressing issues facing students and families - increasing costs that limit access to college, rising debt and the job readiness of graduates. In addition to its 4,000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students, RWU is home to a thriving School of Continuing Studies based in Providence as well as Rhode Island's only law school.

Roger Williams University is committed to creating and supporting an intellectual community devoted to teaching and learning and providing the opportunity for personal and intellectual growth for students, faculty and staff. The University credits much of its growth and success to the hard work and dedication of its employees.


Job Description:
Reporting to the Dean of University Library Services, the Interim Research Services and User Engagement Librarian is responsible for providing research services, library instruction, marketing of library resources, and serving as a library liaison to several academic majors/departments. This position is a faculty sabbatical replacement for the Spring semester, 2018.

Research Services and User Engagement

  • Continually develop and coordinate among librarians and staff, in-person and online reference and research services in support of student learning.
  • Provide expert user assistance that enables the research of students and faculty.
  • Identify and employ appropriate technologies that enhance the online learning environment and increase awareness of Library resources and services to the campus community.

Library Research Databases

  • Liaise with faculty on the curricular integration and evaluation of online resources for general and subject based research.
  • Ensure access to the library's research databases in collaboration with Electronic Resources Librarian and Electronic Resources Associate.
  • Ensure current and ongoing awareness and use of the library's research databases by all library staff.
  • Identify, investigate and recommend emerging technologies and discovery tools that enhance the user's experience and satisfaction in using online resources for research.
  • Promote the research services and databases of the University Library, working with liaison area faculty to assess the effectiveness of current databases and services and suggest possible new databases and services for consideration.

Liaison Program

  • Actively engage with faculty, students, and staff in assigned subject areas to promote services and collections.
  • Deliver effective instructional sessions and provide alternate learning opportunities such as instructional guides and research consultations.
  • Assess student learning in instruction sessions; use results to improve instruction.
  • Provide assistance and instruction in finding and evaluating information and accessing library resources and services.
  • Respond to reference questions in-person and through e-mail, chat and text services.
  • Provide research consultations for subject or other specialized areas of expertise.
  • Extend services through office hours, embedded librarians, and outreach to specialized groups.
  • Identify materials in relevant formats to serve the teaching, learning and research needs of the university community.
  • Analyze collection usage to better expend funds and maintain the collections. 
  • Identify areas where new online and digital tools can be integrated with teaching, learning, and research.
  • Collaborate in the design, implementation and maintenance of online tools and services. 


Requirements:
Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA accredited program.

A minimum of two years' experience instructing students in a formal library instruction program.

Excellent oral and written communications skills.

Requires tact and a strong service attitude to work with students, faculty, and staff in a rapidly changing environment.

Must have thorough knowledge of print and electronic information resources appropriate to the curriculum.


Additional Information:
Roger Williams University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable state and federal law.

For information on our Non-discrimination and Title IX policy, visit: rwu.edu/NDT9


Application Instructions:
Please attach a resume, cover letter, and list of three (3) professional references.

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Reference Librarians, Springfield City Library, Springfield, MA

The Springfield City Library seeks applications to work at our forward looking public library as a Reference Librarian. Due to a promotion, we have two part-time Reference Librarian openings. One has a YA focus, while the other has an adult focus. Please view the attached flyer to learn more about working and living in Springfield and apply by December 12, 2017.

We are here to help community members find what they need, no matter who they are, where they come from, or what they're looking for, because the Springfield City Library is their place of connection to information and knowledge, culture, and community. Our library has been recognized with three Urban Library Council Innovation awards and is part of the American Library Association's Libraries Transforming Communities cohort.

One Reference Librarian position is based at our Forest Park Branch Library, with a focus on information service for all ages and on programming for adults. The other is based at our East Forest Park Branch, with a focus on information service for all ages and on programming for teens. People hired for these posts will also do some collection maintenance and outreach. The annual salary is $23,033.40 for a 18.5 hour/week schedule. Be sure to upload a compelling cover letter when you apply.

Further job details and application are available here:

Forest Park:  http://bit.ly/PTREFEFP1217   

East Forest Park: http://bit.ly/PTREFEFP1217  

Or, go to the City's website, click on Employment Opportunities, and look for Reference Librarian.

Candidates should have a Bachelor's degree and an ALA-accredited MLS and some experience in a library setting. MLS candidates may be considered, at a pay rate of $19,131.32 until the degree is completed. Excellent customer service orientation is needed, and a "turned outward" approach to community engagement is ideal.

Desirable: Experience in creating lively programs and bilingual abilities (English and Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese or other).

Springfield, Massachusetts: We are Innovative, Affordable, Cultured, Green, and Accessible. It's an attractive place to earn, learn, live, and raise a family. Take a look!

Consider joining our team! Apply for our Reference Librarian position by December 12, 2017.

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

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Library Director, Killingworth Library Association, Killingworth, CT

Job Posting for Library Director Position

Killingworth Library Association is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic and experienced library leader with a strong commitment to working with staff and volunteers to provide outstanding library support and services to our patrons and the community. The ideal candidate will be a unique blend of administrator, communicator, visionary, team builder and patron supporter.

Position Overview: Plan, organize, and administer the comprehensive operations of a friendly, relaxed community library with a unique history of volunteer involvement, community support and town cooperation. The Library Director reports to the Board of Directors and is responsible for daily management of the library, which involves coordinating and supervising day-to-day operations of the building, materials, library staff and volunteers.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead by example in promoting a friendly, welcoming, patron-first culture.
  • Administer personnel policies and patron service standards, including but not limited to: recruitment, supervision, evaluation, scheduling and training of staff and volunteers.
  • Oversee maintenance of library building, equipment and facilities.
  • Schedule and lead monthly staff meetings with full and part-time staff to encourage input and identify areas for improvement.
  • Attend monthly meetings with library Board of Directors.
  • Administer adopted Library budget and work with treasurer to account for funds spent. Collaborate with finance committee on annual budget development.
  • Administer, supervise, and perform library tasks to provide valued adult, children's, and circulation services, as well as events, display case and facilities management.
  • Confer with the library's Board of Directors as needed on policies, programs and long-range planning.
  • Work with staff (and confer with staff responsible for interlibrary loan activities) to develop, maintain and expand collection of materials, programs and services. Evaluate collection for balance and comprehensiveness. Review professional journals and other sources.  
  • Assess interests, needs, and expectations of the community by talking with patrons, assisting them, and spending some time staffing the circulation desk.
  • Collaborate with assistant library director and designated board member to ensure a strong online and social media presence.
  • Develop and/or approve displays and special functions to extend library services and facilities to the community.
  • Prepare narrative and statistical reports for the State Library and Library Board upon request.
  • Participate in professional library organizations, conferences and workshops to remain current on developments in library science, administration, and training.


This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position with competitive benefits. Salary range is $60,000 - $67,000. Submit letter of interest, resume to: Alison Karam, President, Killingworth Library Assn., P.O. Box 725, Killingworth, CT 06419. Position will remain open until filled.

Qualifications: Degree in library services (MLS preferred), with a minimum of five years in public library work, experience supervising staff and overseeing library operations, or any equivalent combination of education and training.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Ability: Ability to plan, organize and implement library services and facility management. Ability to hire, manage, schedule and train professional staff and desk volunteers. Superior communication, interpersonal and team building skills. Fiscally responsible. Knowledge of present public library trends and technologies. Proficiency with computers, automated library systems, internet and digital communications. Ability to interpret user needs to provide valued support and information. Ability to interact courteously with staff, volunteers, and general public and maintain good will.

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Library Director, Barrington Public Library, Barrington, NH

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

With a population approaching 9,000, Barrington is situated approximately 70 miles north of Boston, MA, and is within 40 minutes of both Concord and Manchester, NH, 20 minutes west of Portsmouth and is adjacent to the UNH Durham campus.  Residents enjoy the town's rural character, with actively managed conservation properties and a myriad of hiking trails, In addition, the town has a robust Recreation Department that offers a wide range of activities for all ages.

 

The position requires a Master's degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university and at least five (5) years of progressively responsible library experience, and at least three (3) years of supervisory experience, preferably in a public library setting.  This is a full-time (40 hours/week), exempt position, and includes regular evening meetings and occasional weekend hours. The library offers a competitive salary range ($51,396 - 63,294) as well as a town benefits package. Starting salary will be dependent upon the candidate's level of experience and qualifications.

 

A complete job description can be found at http://www.barringtonlibrary.com/extra8.asp. Applicants seeking consideration should submit a statement of their interest and qualifications, resume and three professional references to Lindsey Maziarz, Search Committee Chair, at barringtonplsearch@gmail.com. NO DROP-IN OR PAPER APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED. Applications received by December 20, 2017 will be given priority consideration. Position will remain open until filled. 

The Barrington Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Archivist, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse, urban community with an excellent collection print, audio-visual and online resources of approximately 200,000 items.

Qualifications include: Master's Degree in Library Science; minimum 6 months of library experience, preferably in a public library reference department; superior customer service skills; ability to perform under pressure; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of library work; ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner, comfort and confidence in all matters of technology; excellent organizational abilities; strong oral and written communication abilities. 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: Working as a member of a busy, team-oriented reference department, this position has the responsibility for local history and genealogy, including facilitation of patron access and maintenance of the collection. Provides assistance in locating information via all print and electronic resources in person and on the telephone. Assists patrons in troubleshooting personal computers, library OPACs and various other types of electronic equipment. Provides readers' advisory service and technology workshops; Contributes to collection development; Responds to patrons' questions and concerns. Interprets and enforces library policies. Refers patrons to other departments and institutions as appropriate. Also included are statistical and budget report production; and collaborating with other library departments. Some supervision of library assistants, pages or interns may also be included.

Preferred: Archives experience or concentration; Fluency in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Chinese, or Portuguese; familiarity with III Sierra software.

19 hours per week including a minimum of one evening per week and a minimum of one Saturday and one Sunday per month, including July & August.

Starting salary: $31.94 per hour, pro-rated paid time off; no health or retirement benefits

Deadline to apply: Open until filled with preference given to applications received completely by January 5, 2018

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in one complete pdf file:

Mary Gullotti

Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451 MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us / 781-314-3356

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Research Associate, The First Church of Christ, Scientist, Boston, MA

SUMMARY
The Mary Baker Eddy Library is a trusted and authoritative resource on Eddy and the history of the Christian Science movement, providing public access to original materials and educational experiences about Eddy, the ideas she advanced, her writings, and the institutions she founded and their healing mission.

As a member of the Research & Reference Services staff, the Research Associate works as part of the Library's research team to provide assistance to individuals interested in the collections of The Mary Baker Eddy Library. The research team handles queries from all over the world, numbering in the thousands-- posed by email and phone, as well as in person. Patrons include distinguished scholars as well as the general public. An important component of the work is fulfilling the historical information needs, large and small, of The First Church of Christ, Scientist, including The Christian Science Publishing Society. Collections the Research staff uses are primarily documentary in nature, and include special collections focused on Eddy, her life and times, as well as the organizational archives of the Church. 

ESSENTIAL ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
As a member of the Research team, the Research Associate responds to internal and external inquirers. This includes responding to emails and phone messages from patrons, and assisting those who visit the Library's Research Room. Answering queries involves conducting historical research in the archival collections, published materials, and various databases.

Regular duties include:

  • Staffing public research spaces 
  • Providing one-on-one research and reference assistance, including introducing patrons to the collections, databases, and finding aids
  • Providing guidance on how to correctly handle historic materials
  • Answering phone calls and filling purchase requests
  • Retrieving original materials and publications from the Library stacks
  • Requesting materials from offsite storage, and fills photocopy requests
  • Assisting with projects related to archival processing; digitization; records management; acquisitions; programs; and exhibits


Additional duties may include:

  • Writing articles about the collections for the Library's website
  • Assigning and tracking queries for the entire staff, using a Salesforce database


Performs other duties as assigned, including participating in the Library's in public programs.

REPORTING STRUCTURE:
Supervisor: Managing Archivist
Supervises: May supervise interns on a project basis, providing support and training as well as written and verbal guidance.

Regular Contacts: Library Special Collections, Programs & Communications, and Records Management; other departments of the church.


JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Education/Experience
Bachelor's degree required. Specific coursework in primary source-based research strongly desired. One to three years of general work experience preferred. 

Knowledge/Skills
The ideal candidate is familiar with 19th century American religious or women's history, and has a working knowledge of biographical and other historical information on Mary Baker Eddy, her ideas and legacy, and the history of The First Church of Christ, Scientist.

Experience conducting in-depth historical research in primary and secondary materials, including print and online. Experience in a library or archives environment, including working with the public. Excellent writing, editing, and communications skills.

Technology Requirements

  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity with databases.


Work Environment

  • Ability to comfortably lift up to 40 lbs and use step ladders.
  • Christian Science information

The ideal candidate values Mary Baker Eddy's life and work, and recognizes the Library's role in furthering the mission of her Church. Members of The Mother Church, as well as non-members, may make application.

This position requires signing a Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreement.

Online Application address is here.

Please send your resume, cover letter and salary expectations to humanresources@csps.com.

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Frontline Services Supervisor, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Wage/Salary: Commensurate with experience.

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

Position Focus: Under the supervision of the Associate Director for Frontline Services, the Frontline Services Supervisor assists with the oversight of operations at service points in Sterling Memorial and Bass Library, including the SML service desk, the Bass service desk and the Microform Reading Room in the evenings and weekends. Demonstrates and instills a strong understanding of excellent customer service, facilitates communication and coordination between the Librarian for Frontline Services and staff, and fosters a cooperative, team‐oriented work environment. In close collaboration with the Associate Director of Frontline Services, the Frontline Services manager assists with the implementation of new technologies, services and workflows and actively seeks out service improvements. Supervises, motivates and coaches six support staff members. Establishes, monitors and incorporates performance indicators to assess and improve the quality of services provided by the unit. Investigates and implements improvements to workflow and technology. Contributes to development of system wide public services policies and procedures. Writes documentation and revises procedures. Participates in planning activities as part of the Sterling/Bass managerial team. 

S/he may be responsible for staffing and services in the following areas: information desk, circulation, course reserves (electronic and print), resource sharing, stacks maintenance, privileges, security, and/or oversight of and liaison for facilities operations. Participates in hiring, training, coaching and evaluating the work of access services staff members. Participates in planning and implementing new services, and supporting and improving existing services. Responsible for ensuring consistency in service quality, policy interpretation, and following procedures. Works with vendors or other units that support library operations, such as technical services, collection development, Library IT, facilities maintenance, and security. Participates in departmental library access services program planning. Participates in library system‐wide planning, committees, and work groups, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's collections and research support services. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
  • Minimum requirement of Bachelor's Degree in related field and two years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Supervisory skills and experience. Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and work with a team of staff.
  • Strong commitment to public service. Excellent computer hardware and software skills, including demonstrated proficiency in using multiple Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel), email and the World Wide Web.
  • Excellent analytical skills. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Ability to prioritize, multi‐task and meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Excellent customer service skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a diverse work environment.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Supervisory experience in an academic or other research library setting.

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

Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
Application Instructions:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2iRg4XZ.

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

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Digital Publishing Services Specialist, Phillips Memorial Library, Providence College, Providence, RI

Commons Digital Publishing Services Specialist

Overview: This is full time position provides technical and logistical support for College faculty, students, and staff in all aspects of digital publishing services, including systems support, digitization, and development of digital information content and presentation tools and services. It oversees and coordinates the operational aspects of the daily work that takes place in the digital publishing services lab.

 

Essential Duties:

  1. Provide daily digital publishing and media service technical support, and perform related functions. Collaborate with the Coordinator of Digital Publishing Services to effectively coordinate and oversee the work of the Digital Services Assistants and the Student Commons Assistants. Work with assigned team on planning and coordinating digital archiving of digitized and born-digital materials in the College repositories. Assist in the processing, organization, and storage of digitized materials and collections. Collaborate with library staff on multi-media production.
  2. Collaborate with DPS staff in researching emerging trends in a digital environment and maintain awareness of developments affecting knowledge management, metadata, and information retrieval. Stay current with new DPS technologies and systems to support evolving user access to the library's resources and services. Assist as needed in planning and implementing future digital library development. Assist in developing new user communities and potential content for digital initiatives as required. Participate as appropriate in conferences and meetings and in local and regional professional development initiatives.
  3. Assist in evaluating, implementing, and promoting DPS equipment, software, and services that meet publishing needs. Develop and deliver training opportunities that involve DPS hardware and software. Perform outreach to the community involving DPS projects. Collaborate with faculty and staff to integrate digital collections with other library resources.
  4. Contribute to the maintenance of the department web site and participate in the development of web-based initiatives. Contribute to library-related server backup systems and comprehensive data recovery plans and procedures. Collaborate on the upkeep of the library systems. Assist with helping to integrate library digital collections into course management systems.
  5. Provide general research, education, and related digital media service in the Library Commons and on the web. Participate in cross functional Library Commons initiatives, especially research and education projects and activities. Contribute to quantitative and qualitative assessment of services through data-gathering and analysis.

 

For more information and to apply, please visit:

https://careers.providence.edu/postings/2188

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Technical Services Librarian, Hudson Public Library, Hudson, MA

Part-time Technical Services Librarian

Hudson Public Library, 3 Washington Street, Hudson, MA

hudsonpubliclibrary.com

The Hudson Public Library is seeking an individual to work part-time in the Technical Services Department.

Duties: Works under the supervision of the Assistant Director/Technical Services Librarian. Cataloging of library materials, RDA, MARC, Dewey, LCSH. Must be familiar with library systems automation; bibliographic database searching, OCLC searching. Prepares new materials for circulation; repairs damaged library items. Covers Adult Services/Reference Desk as needed; other duties as assigned; must be comfortable with and prepared to work in any area of the library. Provides computer maintenance & troubleshooting in the absence of the Technical Services Librarian. 10 hours a week - afternoon, evening and Saturday hours.

Qualifications

Graduate Level Library Science course work in cataloging print and non-print materials; 1-2 years computer software troubleshooting and maintenance experience required. Moderate physical effort is required to perform duties under typical library conditions. The employee is frequently required to sit, talk, hear, use hands to operate equipment and lift or move carts and cartons of books, or other materials weighing up to 30 pounds. Vision requirements include the ability to read routine and complex documents and use a computer.

Full/Part Time

Part Time 10 hours per week; afternoon, evening and Saturday hours

Salary

$18.14 per hour (grade F-1, non-union)

Closing Date

Until filled

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to: Deborah Kane, Assistant Director, Hudson Public Library: dkane@cwmars.org.

 

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

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Circulation Department Head, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse, urban community with an excellent collection print, audio-visual and online resources of approximately 200,000 items.

 

Qualifications include: Master's Degree in Library Science; five years of public library experience, with at least one year in a supervisory role; superior customer service skills; demonstrated commitment to public service and staff development; ability to perform under pressure; strong computer skills; excellent management, communication, 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: Overseeing all aspects of the Circulation Department including: staff and volunteer scheduling, training, supervising and evaluating; developing policies and procedures for Circulation services in accordance with Minuteman Library Network policy; Circulation, AV & Reference service provision; analytic collection development, acquisition and planning; statistical and budget report production; collaborating with other library departments; coordinating home-delivery service; participating on management team for overall planning and coordination of library services.

 

Preferred: Fluency in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Chinese, or Portuguese; facility with social media, familiarity with III Sierra software; facility with basic print or web design; experience with marketing and outreach.

 

35 hours per week including a minimum of one evening per week and a minimum of one Saturday and one Sunday per month, including July & August.

 

Starting salary: $66,741  Excellent benefits.

 

Deadline to apply: Open until filled with preference given to applications completely received by January 5, 2018

 

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in one complete pdf file:

Mary Gullotti

Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451

MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us  /  781-314-3356

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Archivist, Waltham Public Library, Waltham, MA

Work in a busy, team-oriented MLN member library serving a diverse, urban community with an excellent collection print, audio-visual and online resources of approximately 200,000 items.

 

Qualifications include: Master's Degree in Library Science; minimum 6 months of library experience, preferably in a public library reference department; superior customer service skills; ability to perform under pressure; thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of library work; ability to work with library staff and a diverse general public in a tactful and courteous manner, comfort and confidence in all matters of technology; excellent organizational abilities; strong oral and written communication abilities. 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: Working as a member of a busy, team-oriented reference department, this position has the responsibility for local history and genealogy, including facilitation of patron access and maintenance of the collection. Provides assistance in locating information via all print and electronic resources in person and on the telephone.  Assists patrons in troubleshooting personal computers, library OPACs and various other types of electronic equipment. Provides readers' advisory service and technology workshops; Contributes to collection development; Responds to patrons' questions and concerns. Interprets and enforces library policies. Refers patrons to other departments and institutions as appropriate. Also included are statistical and budget report production; and collaborating with other library departments. Some supervision of library assistants, pages or interns may also be included.

 

Preferred: Archives experience or concentration; Fluency in Spanish, Haitian Creole, Chinese, or Portuguese; familiarity with III Sierra software.

 

19 hours per week including a minimum of one evening per week and a minimum of one Saturday and one Sunday per month, including July & August.

 

Starting salary: $31.94 per hour, pro-rated paid time off; no health or retirement benefits

 

Deadline to apply: Open until filled with preference given to applications received completely by January 5, 2018

 

Qualified candidates should submit, preferably in one complete pdf file:

Mary Gullotti

Human Resources Department, 119 School Street, Waltham, MA 02451

MGullotti@city.waltham.ma.us  /  781-314-3356

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

The U.S. Naval War College Library at the U.S. Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, is recruiting for the position Head Cataloger. The announcement will be posted on 12/04/2017 on the USAJobs website and run for one week. All interested applicants must process their applications through USAJobs.

The Institution: The Naval War College (NWC) is a Professional Military Education (PME) institution serving the nation, the Department of Defense and the U.S. Navy. It is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges to grant a master's degree in national security and strategic studies. The NWC Library, named in honor of Rear Admiral Henry Effingham Eccles, recently adopted a Learning Commons model with the completion of a new, state-of-the-art 86,000 square foot facility that brings together under one roof the Library, Writing Center, Information Resources Department (IT), Dean of Students, Café, and Bookstore. 

 

The Library is composed of both general and classified library collections serving approximately 650 resident students and 5,000 distance education students. The print collections contain over 200,000 books and documents covering naval and military science, history and strategy, management, economics, international relations, international law, oceanography, and political science. Regional studies, leadership and ethics, cybersecurity, and irregular warfare have been given increased emphasis over the last decade. The Classified Library contains over 53,000 titles, including Joint and Naval Warfare Publications, including doctrine, Joint Electronic Library, and the Joint Doctrine, Education, and Training Information System.

 

The Position: The Library consists of four functional areas: Classified Library, Infrastructure and Content; Research and Instruction, and Information and Access Services. The incumbent in this position is Head Cataloger for the entire Naval War College Library system. In the Classified Library, the Cataloger is responsible for the cataloging and classification of all monographs, serials, non-print materials, unclassified/limited through Secret, and for the proper handling and protection of all classified items. Typical duties include:

  • Performs original descriptive and subject cataloging of all monographs, serials and non-print items, and assigns classification numbers.
  • Performs original descriptive and subject cataloging of all monographs, serials and non-print items, and assigns classification numbers.
  • Establishes new personal name, corporate name, and series name entries by performing bibliographic searches and by applying Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR II) and Resource Description and Access Rules (RDA) to determine correct forms.
  • Maintains Classified Library Authority File of all authorized forms of names to insure control and consistency in future usage. 
  • Creates cross references from variant forms of names to forms as they exist in the Classified Library Authority file.
  • Analyzes publications for subject content and assigns suitable headings using the Library of Congress Subject Headings. Establishes local subject headings by consulting military or other specialized thesauri for new terms.
  • Maintains the Classified Library Authority file of all authorized subject headings to insure control and consistency in future usage. Creates cross references from variant forms of subject headings to forms as they exist in the Classified Library Authority File. Assigns classification numbers using the Library of Congress classification schemes.
  • Clears records from both the online database and the shelf list when items are identified for destruction. Makes appropriate changes to records in both the online database and the shelf list when classification, author or title has changed. If the change is significant, insures that the item is re-cataloged.
  • Assists in the development of files and reports to control materials in process and to provide a smooth and efficient workflow.
  • Assists in the development and updating of Classified Library policies and procedures.
  • Performs retrospective cataloging of older materials, and original cataloging for documents previously held, but never cataloged.
  • Monitors the Classified Library's Integrated Library System (ILS) database server. For local, standalone servers, ensures backups are completed and filed with the Information Resources Department (IRD) Networking Office.  Addresses any system problems with the Systems Librarian and aids in finding a resolution.
  • Acts as Head, Classified Library, in that person's absence.

  

Required Qualifications and Competencies: Your resume must provide evidence of sufficient experience and/or education, knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of this position. For more details see the job positing when it is released in USAJobs.

 

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

 

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

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

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Library Director, Holderness Public Library, Holderness, NH

The Position
Under the direction of the Board of Trustees, the Library Director is responsible for the development and management of all Library services, personnel, and facilities, with a goal to provide the highest quality Library service to the Holderness community and local area. Toward that end, the Director must keep the Board regularly informed of the needs of the Library and make recommendations in matters of operation and policy. Having just completed a successful capital campaign and major renovation of the Library, program development is a significant focus for us. We expect the Director to demonstrate a spirit of friendliness, helpfulness, cooperation, and flexibility with the public, the Friends of the Library, the Library Board of Trustees, Select Board, and Town employees, and maintain professional conduct in all aspects of the job. Library Director is a full-time position. 
 
The Town
Holderness is a small central New Hampshire town of about 2200 residents with a significant increase in population during the summer months. Located in the foothills of the White Mountains and along the shore of the Squam Lakes, its largely rural nature helps protect its unspoiled beauty. Holderness and the surrounding towns have wonderful educational, cultural, recreational, and commercial assets as well. The Holderness Library Director and the Town of Holderness have an especially good working relationship. You may visit our Library website (www.holdernesslibrary.org) for more information about current services and programs. 
 
Responsibilities
Core Services
The Director shall: 
  • Develop and maintain Library collections via materials selection, procurement, processing, and weeding, as well as maintain an accurate public access catalog.
  • Evaluate collection use, including tracking of circulation, membership, and usage trends.
  • Respond to research, reading, and other media requests and information needs
  • Develop and deliver innovative programs for children, teens, and adults and promote literacy
  • Promote maximum use of the Library collection and facilities by offering programs, workshops, classes, space for meetings, and other services needed by the community.
  • Keep abreast of, and implement as needed, new and existing technologies.
  • Encourage membership in the Friends of the Library and support their activities. 

Financial Management
The Director shall:
  • Direct the annual budgeting process, including preparation, review, and submission of a budget based on the philosophy and goals of the Library.
  • Direct and supervise cost effective expenditures of public funds.
  • Manage revenues (fines, gifts, etc.), handle insurance and related financial matters.
  • Actively seek grants and other forms of outside funding.
  • Approve and code bills and pass them weekly to the Town of Holderness bookkeeper for payment.
  • Assist the Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Library with fundraising activities.
Personnel Management
The Director shall:
  • Hire, train, motivate, and supervise Library staff.
  • Set job responsibilities and performance objectives and standards.
  • Involve staff in Library programs and decision making with regular staff meetings.
  • Establish work schedules and monitor attendance and related matters.
  • Provide opportunities for continuing education and retraining.
  • Develop self-evaluation models and perform annual evaluations of all staff.
Physical Plant, Grounds and Equipment The Director shall:
  • Inspect physical plant, grounds, and equipment and make recommendations for improvements.
  • Determine need for repairs and arrange with contractors and/or public works officials for appropriate repairs.
  • Request and analyze bids. Provide regular reports on status of improvements.
Planning and Evaluation The Director shall:
  • Identify the needs and expectations of the community, and propose recommendations for improvements.
  • Work with the Trustees to develop a strategic plan. Implement the plan with regular reports on progress and revisions as needed.
  • Research new technologies and services.
  • Regularly review optimum use of facilities and provision of services, including hours of operation and staffing.

Community Outreach The Director shall:
  • Keep the public informed about Library services and policies by regular communication using newsletters, newspapers, and other appropriate local news outlets.
  • Update and maintain the Holderness Library website.
  • Serve needs of community through outreach to schools, and community organizations, and by providing programs, publicity and surveys.
  • Assist the Friends of the Library with their outreach programs. 
Professional Development The Director shall:
  • Attend professional meetings and network with peers.
  • Prepare annual self-evaluation in preparation of Board annual review of performance. General Governance
The Director shall:
  • Recommend and formulate policies in support of above responsibilities.
  • Set the agenda for Board meetings.
  • Provide timely reports for Board meetings.
  • Keep the Board informed on operational and policy issues.
In addition to the above, the Director shall be responsive to staff and the public and demonstrate professional conduct at all times. 
 
The Process
 
If you are interested in this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and two letters of recommendation, to librarydirectorholderness@gmail.com or Att: Holderness Library Search Committee, PO Box L, Holderness, NH 03245.
 
No phone calls, please. An onsite interview is required. Physicals with drug and alcohol screening and background checks are also required for all new hires.
 
The deadline is January 15, 2018; interviews will follow soon thereafter.
 
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution (Library, Media, or Information Science preferred); Masters of Library and Information Science or Masters of Library Science preferred. Three to five years of relevant library work experience and personnel management strongly preferred. Strong background and skills in a broad range of current library and media technologies.
Salary Range: $40,000 to $50,000
Minimum Physical Requirements
Applicant must be able to bend and stretch while shelving books, stand for several hours at a time, carry at least 40 pounds, be comfortable climbing stairs, and perform light general maintenance. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.
 
Benefits: Benefits are the same as full-time employees of the Town of Holderness.

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Head of Youth Services, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

HEAD OF YOUTH SERVICES - FAIRFIELD PUBLIC LIBRARY

SALARY:  $73,757 - $102,734 

OPENING DATE: November 30, 2017                 

CLOSING DATE:  December 30, 2017

 

DESCRIPTION OF WORK:

Position Definition: Dream...Discover...Innovate...Create...

We are seeking an enthusiastic, creative and experienced leader to manage the Children's Department at the Main and Branch Libraries.  The successful candidate will continue to expand upon the outstanding programs and services offered to our patrons, birth to teen, as well as their teachers and caregivers. You must be knowledgeable about current youth and family issues and understand technology trends. You will attend community meetings and collaborate with outside groups such as school, town agencies, youth groups and parenting organizations to name a few.  You will be expected to develop partnerships that extend the library's reach in the community. The ideal candidate must have demonstrated knowledge of all aspects of children's collections including emerging trends, and a commitment to excellence in customer service. Management experience is a must as the position requires supervision of a staff of approximately 20 full and part time workers in two locations. This position is a member of the Library's leadership team and you will take an active role in the implementation of our Strategic Plan while fostering a positive teamwork atmosphere.

 

Examples of dutiesDirect supervision of Children's Service Staff - hires, trains, mentors, manages and maintains all scheduling for full and part time employees; delivers employee performance reviews and expectations, along with providing continuous training for all staff. Proactively develops and executes innovative programs based on best practice and emerging technologies. Oversees maintenance of children's department, including ordering and appearance of collections within the allocated budget and subsequent reporting on the use of collections and funds. Collaborates with internal departments and actively seeks partnerships outside the library with schools, parents, caregivers and other youth serving agencies. Actively participates in management team- attends meetings, conferences and addresses large groups including outreach to major library stakeholders. Provides references and readers' advisory services and carries out additional responsibilities at the request of the Town Librarian.

 

Required knowledge,

Skills and Abilities:

Experience managing digital collections; communicates effectively verbally and in writing; enjoys interacting with children, providing reference and readers' advisory services; utilizes statistical information to make informed business decisions. Thorough knowledge and interest in new and emerging children's materials and librarian practices with a penchant for seeking out innovative best practices using new technology. Significant experience working with budgets; proven leadership and training with three or more years management experience. Grant writing is a plus.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires an MLS from an American Library Association accredited university along with 3 -4 years' experience working as a professional librarian in Children's Services, with a minimum of 3 years of supervisory experience. This is a full time (35 hours) union position, and includes mandatory one evening a week and one Saturday a month.

  

All interested candidates should submit a completed application, along with a cover letter and resume by December 30, 2017 to

 

Town of Fairfield

Human Resources Department

Sullivan Independence Hall

725 Old Post Road

Fairfield, CT 06824

(203) 256-3057

Fax:  203-256-3059

 

You may apply by email to Emmet Hibson, HR Director at

EHibson@fairfieldct.org

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Prospect Research Analyst, Simmons College, Boston, MA

Prospect Research Analyst - Simmons College

Reporting to the Director of Research and Prospect Management, the Prospect Research Analyst provides prospect identification and research support, and works as a strategic partner with frontline fundraising staff to manage portfolios, track activity and collaborate around strategies. The Analyst proactively works to expand the pool of potential prospects, and responds to research requests from members of the fundraising staff. The Analyst creates concise, accurate, and timely ratings and research profiles using biographical information, financial data, news, philanthropic history and other sources. The Prospect Research Analyst must apply creative thinking and be curious, focused, and persistent in pursuing threads of information. The Prospect Research Analyst should be capable of interpreting complex documents, including corporate proxy statements and insider stock filings and possess excellent writing skills. The Prospect Research Analyst must be able to identify and adapt to shifting priorities, be flexible and resourceful, and exercise professionalism and discretion in working with confidential information. The ideal candidate for this role is a collegial team player with experience in prospect research or prospect management, familiarity with a broad range of research techniques, and excellent customer service skills.

 

Essential Functions: Prospect Research and Analysis: 65%

  • Perform research and analysis of biographical, philanthropic, professional and financial information of donors and prospects.
  • Conduct the identification of prospects for current and planned gifts using a variety of techniques and responding to the needs of any anticipated fundraising initiatives.
  • Qualify, through quantitative analysis, and recommend corporate, foundation, and major gift prospects in support of their respective goals and initiatives.
  • Prepare written profiles, ratings, and qualified lists to support the cultivation and solicitation of individuals and foundations.
  • Identify associates and acquaintances of prospects through relationship mapping to facilitate institutional involvement.
  • Implement the data-related activities associated with maintaining research data in Raiser's Edge and with moving prospects along the giving continuum.
  • Ensure the timely delivery of accurate prospect research findings to development officers to facilitate qualifying, cultivating and soliciting major gift prospects.
  • Use push technology to track and communicate news on prospects and provide pertinent information to the appropriate prospect manager and Advancement staff.


Prospect Strategy and Reporting: 25%

  • Compile and deliver reports on cultivation activity, prospect peer screenings, etc.
  • Assist in creating gift tables and pyramid reports for major gift initiatives, class reunions, and campaign goals.


Research Resources & Professional Development: 10%

  • Coordinate and participate in the evaluation, purchase and renewal of research resources, publications and services.
  • Evaluate and recommend electronic screening vendors.
  • Keep abreast of current trends relating to research techniques and resources.
  • Actively pursue professional development opportunities such as professional organization conference attendance and educational opportunities, following trade publications, and joining and interacting with field related Listservs.
  • Serve as a representative of the College within professional research communities.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills And Abilities: This position requires at least two years prospect research experience. Familiarity with information resources and publications is required, including fundraising databases (Raiser's Edge a plus), commercial on-line services (Lexis-Nexis desired), business, government and legal documents (IRS Form 990, SEC filings, property assessments etc), and database overlays (Blackbaud Target Analytics products a plus).

Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a resume and cover letter in the Resume/CV section of your application.

For more information, contact Emily Donohue (emily.donohue@simmons.edu).

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Web & Discovery Services Librarian, UMass Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, MA

Job no: 493694
Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions

Assistant/Associate Librarian              

DIVISION: Academic Affairs

WORKING JOB TITLE: Web and Discovery Services Librarian

DEPARTMENT: Library Systems & Digital Services

Bargaining Unit Status: AFT  Faculty Federation             

EEO Status:  3.4       

Job Code: 243

FLSA Status: Exempt    

MINIMUM STARTING SALARY:

Assistant Librarian $55,330

Associate Librarian $64,796

                                                                  

Reports To: Division Head, Library Systems & Digital Services.

Supervises: May include supervision of work of professional, classified, and student personnel

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: The librarian in this service-oriented position develops and enhances all library user interfaces. This includes the library's website and blog as well as our Primo discovery service. The Web and Discovery Services Librarian will be part of a creative and forward-looking team and will participate in new library initiatives. This librarian will lead the library's usability efforts and will adapt new and existing web tools to improve the library's online platforms and interfaces. The Web and Discovery Services Librarian will provide quality service and support to library staff and patrons in the area of library technologies and online services.

Follow the University's best practices to build and/or support student academic success and retention, and assist in meeting strategic objectives for persistence and timely graduation of all the student population.

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Designs, develops, and maintains the library's web presence, including the library's website, the front-end of the library's discovery system, and various content management systems.
  • Applies an in-depth understanding of library patron needs when designing, developing, and modifying library interfaces.
  • Oversees and supports the design/development of LibGuides.
  • Designs and conducts usability testing of all user interfaces and web design, and develops related guidelines and assessment strategies
  • Follows standards and best practices for web accessibility
  • Participates in the management of, and creation of material for, the library's blog and social media outlets.
  • Explores, recommends, and adopts standard and emerging tools, techniques, methods, and applications to deliver a robust and reliable online experience for all library users.
  • Participates in the design, development, and implementation of all interfaces and platforms that support the delivery of library services and collections.
  • Coordinates library relationships with information technology vendors and reports issues/problems.
  • Works to seamlessly integrate records from disparate systems into the discovery system
  • Develops images and graphics for use in library supported platforms and systems.
  • Documents workflows and standards related to all aspects of the library's web presence and services including related applications.
  • Works with LSDS colleagues to develop and expand support for digital asset management, the library's online publishing initiatives, discovery tools, and other critical library services.
  • Develops or utilizes available APIs and web services to search and interact with third-party systems.
  • Provides professional and courteous technical support for a wide variety of applications and systems.
  • Participates in research, development, and other library information technology-related projects as needed.
  • Performs security reviews, code and system updates, and backup and recovery processes.
  • May serve as subject specialist for assigned disciplines, providing library instruction, collection development and specialized reference service
  • Serves on library and university committees, groups, and teams.
  • May participate in the delivery of reference service by staffing the reference desk
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 

EDUCATION: Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or equivalent by January 2018

EXPERIENCE:  Experience in the design, development and management of web interfaces, including demonstrated proficiency with HTML, CSS, and web authoring tools

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

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED: 

  • Working knowledge of relevant coding languages such as HTML and CSS.
  • Ability and willingness to develop workflows and standards related to all aspects of the library's web presence and services including related applications.
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the capability for managing a variety of tasks and multiple priorities 
  • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession.
  • Understanding library services and technologies in an academic environment.
  • Strong service orientation and awareness of end user needs as related to library online services and technologies
  • Possesses an understanding of, and a commitment to, usability testing and ongoing assessment of web interfaces
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a team environment, working both independently and collaboratively as appropriate.
  • Ability to learn new technical skills quickly and adapt emerging technologies to new domains.
  • Proven ability and willingness to share expertise with colleagues and to articulate technology strategy to non-technical staff and patrons. 
  • Must be available to respond to situations and systems maintenance work that will occur during weekends or evenings.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication, including the ability to develop written project documentation, process procedures, reports, etc.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  •  Knowledge of Responsive Web Design and W3C Web Usability Guidelines.
  • Experience supporting a discovery system such as Ex Libris's Primo.
  • Experience using web development languages such as PHP, Javascript, XML, XSLT, and CSS3.
  • Experience with content management systems such as Drupal or Wordpress
  • Experience with managing projects, meeting deadlines, and communicating to various stakeholders in an academic library environment.
  • Experience working in a Linux environment.
  • Experience supporting web applications utilizing the LAMP stack (Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP)        

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

The review of applications will begin December 4, 2017 and continue until the position is filled.

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

Advertised: Eastern Standard Time

Apply here.

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Assistant to the Executive Director, Hingham Historical Society, Hingham, MA

Assistant to the Executive Director The Hingham Historical Society is looking for an Assistant to the ED who will provide effective support in a well-organized and timely manner. This professional will manage a variety of tasks and projects related to the operations, collections and mission of the Society, its museum, archives and historic properties. Experience in a humanities or arts nonprofit strongly preferred. This role carries the responsibility of acting in the director's absence.

Responsibilities:

  • Executes substantive projects on a variety of matters, producing recommendations, reports and memos
  • Develops and maintains an efficient, accurate documentation, scheduling and filing system
  • Interacts effectively with staff, volunteers, the board, donors and others
  • Organizes meetings and coordinates information dissemination
  • Maintains confidentiality in all organizational, personnel and research matters
  • Works closely in cooperation with the fundraising and development team
  • Acts with common sense and diplomacy in the director's absence
  • Manages queries and requests from email, phone, mail and social media
  • Using Quick Books, maintains the books, prepares payment requests and organizes monthly expense reports
  • Creates, updates, and maintains database and spreadsheet files
  • Organizes and maintains correspondence, including hard and electronic mass-mailings
  • Identifies and reports/troubleshoots operating problems, as appropriate
  • Takes and manages minutes, attendance lists, and follow-up actions, as needed
  • Maintains and tracks supplies and contractor information Requirements
  • BA and a minimum of 5 years professional work experience in a nonprofit business environment
  • Experience in office management systems, policies and procedures
  • Computer proficiency in Quick Books, PowerPoint, Excel, Word, Outlook
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize
  • Excellence in written and spoken English
  • Ability to monitor and troubleshoot office systems and applications
  • Self motivated with strong common sense
  • Able to act independently with a high level of professionalism
  • Proficiency in working with financial records in Quick Books
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize daily workload

Compensation: $40,000 annually. No benefits.

Application: Please send your resume and a writing sample to Alexandra Rollins director@hinghamhistorical.org

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full time
SALARY RANGE: $40,000

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Assessment and Planning Librarian, UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA

Assessment and Planning Librarian

Librarian II, III or IV

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

 

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

 

The UMass Amherst Libraries seek a dynamic and innovative Assessment and Planning Librarian.

The Assessment and Planning Librarian provides leadership for and participates in assessment and planning efforts across the UMass Amherst Libraries; leads 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; supports data visualization, analysis, and reporting needs across the Libraries.

  • Coordinates projects and supports colleagues engaged in assessment work, ensuring shared actions and broad understanding toward assessment and assessment measures.
  • Provides leadership and support for strategic planning initiatives.
  • Represents 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 appropriate assessment 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. 
  7. Maintains awareness of theadministrative expectations on campus for measurement and assessment by the Libraries.
  8. Provides access to data that enables data-informed decision making. Works with Library Technology Services (LTS) to appropriately manage and secure assessment data to include appropriate user access and authorization to sensitive data.
  9. 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.
  10. Works with units across the Libraries to develop and support assessment practices and data-informed decision making.
  11. Uses both quantitative and qualitative measures according to established standards.
  12. Leads strategic planning needs for the Libraries and designs cooperative library-wide planning process cycle. 
  13. Collaborates with other units on campus engaged in assessment and planning.
  14. Represents the Libraries for assessment and planning initiatives on a national, regional, and local level.
  15. Maintains current knowledge of assessment trends and best practices as they impact academic libraries.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. Oversees the accurate and timely availability of documentation for all procedures.
  19. Demonstrates, fosters and cultivates a positive, proactive internal and external customer service culture among staff and student staff.
  20. 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 AmericanLibrary 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 ofindividuals 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:

  • Professional librarian experience working in an academic or research library preferred.
  • Experience in manipulating raw data in order to analyze, customize, and format appropriate reportspreferred.

 

RANK AND SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE 

Application Instructions:

Apply online at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=91942 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by January 8, 2018 for priority consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

 

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

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Chief Conservator, Brown University, Providence, RI

The primary responsibility of the Chief Conservator is to preform and manage the conservation of a wide range of paper-based materials, with a focus on the Library's rare printed items, manuscripts and cartographic materials. In addition, this position coordinates the activities of the Conservation and Preservations Services unit, providing conservation and preservation for both circulating and special collections. The scope of activities include book and manuscript treatment, exhibition and loan support, disaster relief, environmental monitoring and facilities planning support.  

 

Partnering with Library staff, as well as campus-wide and external constituents, the Chief Conservator will contribute to the management of large scale high-profile conservation and preservation projects that have library-and university-wide impact on the development, access, usability, and preservation of scholarly content in support of teaching, learning, research and creative expression. The Chief Conservator will contribute to related projects and represent BUL in regional/national/international projects and initiatives. He/She will collaborate closely with special collections curators and the Director of Special Collections and will report to the Associate University Librarian for Access Services and Collection Management.

 

Qualifications:

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

 

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at: https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ141229

Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

 

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

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Specialist of Electronic Resources, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Brandeis University seeks to hire an E-Resource Specialist to to coordinate daily activities for processing serial publications including electronic and print. The E-Resource Specialist will participate in the management of electronic resources including identifying and resolving problems relating to complex electronic serials and subscriptions. In coordination with the Manager of Electronic Resources assists in the development of comprehensive scholarly communications program.

Examples of Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates daily activities of serials processing electronic and print journals. This includes serials check-in, claiming, renewals, invoicing, and binding; ensures efficient periodicals processing. Responsible for processing payments of periodical subscriptions; serves as primary contact with subscription vendors.
  • Coordinates projects related to serials processing; serves as a serials resource person for staff throughout Library; identifies and resolves problems relating to receipt of print material and online access issues.
  • Assists in the coordination of annual serial renewals for electronic and print journals subscriptions.
  • Facilitates the transition from print subscription to online format.
  • Writes and maintains documentation of policies and procedures.
  • Assists in the development of a comprehensive scholarly communications program, including presenting information sessions on relevant topics.
  • Promotes alternative publishing models, open access resources, and open educational resources and initiatives.
  • Serves as a resource to subject liaisons as they work with faculty and students.
  • Responsible for collecting and analyzing usage statistics for electronic and print serial resources; maintaining records for electronic serials in Alma; maintaining the quality of serial bibliographic records in the ALMA database.
  • Activates and maintains related data in Alma.
  • Supervises and trains student assistants to check-in print serial publications using the acquisition database, to perform serial binding using the bindery system, and to check online access to electronic serials for broken links.

Qualifications:
REQUIRED: College degree; 3 years library experience working with electronic resources and serials including knowledge of aggregators, platforms, packages and vendors; alternative publishing models, experience with automated library systems, link resolvers and binding systems; familiarity with content management systems; E-Resource Management Systems, OpenURL, ezproxy, EbscoNet, good organizational skills with strong attention to detail; supervisory skills; fluency in the English language; ability to work as part of a team.

PREFERRED: Experience with Ex Libris Alma automated library system and ABLE Bindery System; Knowledge of developments in copyright, open access and scholarly communications; Knowledge of other European languages; Knowledge of both PC and Mac applications and ability to troubleshoot common computer and software problems.

NOTE: Responsibilities include lifting and moving of boxes of books and other library materials.

How to Apply:
Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html.  Elect option for "External Applicant". Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading. Locate the desired job listing. Click the job title and then Apply Now.

Closing Statement:
Brandeis University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages minorities, women, disabled individuals, and eligible veterans to apply. It is the policy of the University not to discriminate against any applicant or employee on the basis of race, ancestry, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, national origin, disability, veteran status, or on the basis of any other legally protected category.

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Library Director, Cyrenius H. Booth Library, Newtown, CT

The Cyrenius H. Booth Library, Newtown, Connecticut Board of Trustees seeks a dynamic, innovative and experienced library leader with a strong commitment to engaging the community and developing library services. The ideal candidate will be a unique blend of administrator, civic engager, and strong staff supporter. The candidate will demonstrate ability to solidify partnerships and articulate the Library's strategic vision, mission, and values to the community.

The position requires a working knowledge of 21st century public library trends and their supporting technologies; the ability to anticipate and manage change; exceptional interpersonal and team building skills; facility maintenance experience; the ability to hire, manage, and develop professional staff and administer fiscal policies and the budget process.

Requirements: MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution, six years of progressively responsible professional experience in a public library including two years of administrative experience.

Salary range is $85,000-$95,000 with an attractive benefits package.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a resume, three professional references and completed supplemental questionnaire via email attachment to chboothcareers@gmail.com.  

For additional questions, contact Chris Nolan, Library Consultant, at chris.libraryconsultant@gmail.com.

Applications due no later 5:00pm on December 8, 2017.  Selected candidates can anticipate first interviews to be held December 13 & 14.

EEO/Affirmative Action Employer

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Reference Librarian, Hanson Public Library, Hanson, MA

Reference Librarian, Hanson Public Library

The Town of Hanson is seeking a full-time Reference Librarian - 35 hours per week, including evenings and weekends. The duties and responsibilities of the position include:

  • Provides technology support and computer instruction to staff and patrons
  • Manages and updates the library's website and social media accounts
  • Maintains the library's electronic equipment including installing and updating hardware and software, researching equipment for purchase, coordinating with the library network and software vendors, and troubleshooting hardware and software
  • Assists individuals and groups in locating and obtaining information and materials from within the library, online, or through interlibrary loan in order to answer reference questions either in person or by telephone, email, fax, or mail
  • Educates patrons, presents workshops, and prepares instructional aids regarding bibliographic instruction, computers and technology, and library materials and services
  • Evaluates and purchases materials, and recommends materials for removal
  • Prepares publicity materials to promote the library's programs and services online, in print, and through local access cable television
  • Collaborates with other library staff, community agencies, schools, and local organizations to develop programs and services
  • Assists library staff in other departments as required including circulation desk duties

 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Proficiency with computers and technology including Windows, Microsoft Office, mobile devices and apps, computer networks and printers, the Internet, and online databases
  • Knowledge of professional library methods, reference resources and practices
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgement
  • Ability to instruct individuals and groups, especially regarding computers and technology
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Aptitude for dealing with the public in a professional and courteous manner
  • Experience working independently or as part of a group

 

Qualifications

  • Requires a Master's Degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association and professional certification from the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners
  • Must have a minimum of three years professional experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computers and technology required
  • Familiarity with Wordpress and SirsiDynix Workflows preferred

 

Full/Part Time

Full Time

 

Salary

$17-$28 per hour

 

Closing Date

December 29, 2017

 

How to Apply

Application and complete job description are available online at www.hanson-ma.gov. Send application and resume to Town Administrator, Hanson Town Hall, 542 Liberty St. Hanson, MA 02341 by 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 29, 2017. Hanson is EOEA. The position will remain open until filled.

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Librarian, ICI Services, Newport, RI

Job Title: Librarian

Location: Newport, RI

ICI Services is looking for a versatile, service-oriented, self-motivated research professional to support the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport, in Newport RI. Applicants must be able to obtain a Department of Defense (DoD) secret security clearance.

Responsibilities:

  • Support library and information management projects, including research, circulation, cataloging, and reference.
  • Support the research needs of scientists, engineers, and managers, both in person and remotely.
  • Support content and functionality development efforts for the library's Drupal website.
  • Support repository management activities including but not limited to: data migration, technical troubleshooting, metadata QA, workflow development, policy and procedure development.
  • Promote library services and participate in outreach projects.
  • Provide user instruction to individuals and groups in effectively utilizing library resources.
  • Support compliance, inventory and inspection related tasking as needed.

Experience requirements:

  • Research experience within professional services firms, academia, government or equivalent (2+ years preferred).
  • Ability to acquire new technological skills; demonstrated analytical/problem-solving capabilities.
  • Strong attention to detail with the ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Ability to self-manage, display initiative, and meet defined work objectives and deadlines.
  • Ability to work well with others; demonstrated communication skills (oral and written).
  • Knowledge of Drupal or similar content management systems.
  • Experience with a repository systems such as Fedora Commons, Dspace, or ePrints.
  • Knowledge of file formats, media migration, and metadata.
  • Experience with XML, and one or more metadata schemas (preferred).
  • Knowledge of digital rights laws, regulations, copyright, and licensing (preferred).

To apply, please visit: https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ICISERVC&cws=1&rid=2585

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Volunteer Coordinator, Makerspace, ​University of Rhode Island Libraries, Kingston, RI

Title:​ Volunteer Coordinator (Part-Time)

Department:​ ​​University of Rhode Island Libraries - Makerspace

Organization:​ ​University of Rhode Island

Position​ ​Description: The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing the student volunteer program for the URI Libraries' makerspace, _Space.uri (http://web.uri.edu/space/). This position reports to the Media Curator and assists with recruiting, training, and managing volunteers to establish a strong volunteer base, and developing further program evaluation to support the continued growth and success of the program. This is a part time position (15 hrs per week).

Essential​ ​Job​ ​Functions: Planning

Assist the Media Curator in:

  • Designing the goals and objectives of a volunteer program.
  • Developing volunteer schedules and responsibilities.
  • Identifying assignments and writing volunteer positions descriptions.

Collaborate with the Feinstein Center for Learning Services to:

  • Design an intake protocol for potential volunteers to ensure the best match between skills, qualifications and the needs of the makerspace
  • Develop strategies to recruit the right volunteers with the right interests and skills
  • Promote the volunteer program to gain community support.

Organization

Assist the Media Curator in:

  • Developing forms and records to document volunteer activities and training levels.
  • Ensuring that volunteers are appropriately oriented and trained to be successful in their positions.
  • Designing volunteer orientation and training materials.

Evaluation Assist the Media Curator in:

  • Developing, administering, and reviewing policies and procedures which guide the volunteer program.
  • Conducting ongoing evaluations of programs/services delivered by volunteers.
  • Implementing formal and informal volunteer recognition activities.

Required​ ​Qualification: Volunteer supervision experience required.

Preferred​ ​Qualification: Experience of working with and/or supervising college students preferred.

Knowledge,​ ​Skills,​ ​and​ ​Experience:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Knowledge of current trends, resources and information related to volunteerism.
  • Strong interests in, knowledge of, and/or experience in the Maker movement, various makerspace equipment such as a 3D printer and a laser cutter, making activities/programs, and computer design and programming preferred.

Salary​ ​Range: $25 per hour.

Contact:

  • Please send cover letter and resume to: libadmin@etal.uri.edu
  •  If you are interested, please contact Angelica Ferria (aferria@uri.edu) or Bohyun Kim (bohyunkim@uri.edu) for more information.

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Library Director, Holland Public Library, Holland, MA

Library Director, Holland Public Library

Duties

The Town of Holland is seeking an energetic and innovative professional to fill the position of library director, a part-time position. Duties will include, but are not limited to: circulation functions, collection development and the promotion of library programs and services including social media management. Also included is budget preparation, the hiring and supervision of staff and applying for, implementing and administering grant funds.

 

The ideal candidate should have a strong commitment to public service, strong interpersonal skills and possess an understanding of or a willingness to learn town government and the municipal budget process. The ideal candidate will also have a working knowledge of or  be willing to learn the process of building a new library and all of the intricacies included within, from the early planning stages to the final move to the new location. Finally, the candidate will also be responsible for the creation and development of a working Friends group.

                                                                                                                                            

Qualifications

Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or Massachusetts state certification is required. Two years of library experience preferred. Must demonstrate excellence in providing customer service and effective communication, both verbally and in writing, with the public, other staff and vendors. Must demonstrate a high regard for patron privacy and library policies. An interest in reading and current technology is essential. Familiarity with the CW Mars/Evergreen system is essential.

 

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Education

MLS or must hold a professional certificate of Librarianship

Salary

$19.50 hourly for a 17-hour workweek, which includes Some hours of desk duty

 

Closing Date

January 5, 2018

How to Apply

Please submit a letter of interest, highlighting specific qualifications for this position, and a resume with three references to: Attn: Chair, Holland Library Board of Trustees, 23 Sturbridge Road, Holland MA 01521.

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Social Science Research Support Librarian, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Commensurate with experience.

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


Position Focus: Reporting to the Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs at the Center for Science and Social Science Information, this position facilitates access to the services and collections of a complex, multi-faceted research/academic library through direct contact with researchers and the development and promotion of services and collections. The Social Science Research Support Librarian is a member of the CSSSI team and participates in Yale University Library programs and committees. The incumbent provides research support to students and faculty in the Anthropology and Sociology departments and the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program through research consultations, course-integrated instruction, and other modes. Provides research consultations and instruction in the discovery, use, and management of text and data. Supports research and raises awareness of resources through outreach efforts such as department-based office hours, blogs, RSS feeds, mailings lists, and workshops. Creates and maintains research guides and other research support tools. Collaborates with librarians, archivists, GIS specialists, and StatLab specialists to support research and teaching. Selects anthropology, sociology, and women's, gender and sexuality studies materials in all formats. Works closely with the CSSSI Director of Collection Management, Technical Services, and Access Services to review and acquire materials that are relevant to research and teaching needs. Responsible for managing collections funds, evaluating approval plans, and maintaining collection development statements in assigned subject areas. Participates in research and instruction program planning and implementation. Participates in service program development for the CSSSI. Participates in Yale Library planning, committees, and task forces, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's research support services and collections.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school and a minimum of two years of professional experience are required.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment. 


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

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: 

  • Undergraduate and/or advanced degree in a social science.
  • Experience providing research assistance in an academic environment.
  • Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages.
  • Understanding of and experience with statistics, data, and/or GIS.


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

The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI): The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), located in the Kline Biology Tower, provides Yale faculty, students, and staff with state-of-the-art information services in a technology-rich environment. It is designed to provide easily accessible support for science, social science, and interdisciplinary researchers.

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

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://bit.ly/2hu0myv. 

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

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Data Librarian, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Commensurate with experience.

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


Position Focus: The Data Librarian will join a well-established program of support for research and teaching with data, and will play a leadership role in providing and advancing the Yale University Library's data services. Reporting to the Director of Research Support and Outreach Programs at the Center for Science and Social Science Information, the Data Librarian is a member of the CSSSI team and participates in Yale University Library programs and committees.

Yale's Data Librarian increases the visibility and usability of data resources through research consultations, workshops and course-integrated instruction, online research guides, and outreach efforts. This librarian coordinates and provides Yale Library services to support research data management and develops the data management education program. The incumbent assists researchers in data management planning and provides instruction in data management issues and best practices to diverse audiences, including researchers, University staff, and Library colleagues. The Data Librarian supports the discovery, use, and management of locally created and externally available data.

The Data Librarian collaborates with subject librarians, GIS specialists, and staff from the StatLab, the Digital Humanities Lab, and the Yale Center for Research Computing to support the research data and data science needs of Yale researchers. This position advises on and implements scalable, sustainable, and domain-appropriate data services in support of research at Yale.

The incumbent coordinates the Research Data Consultation Group which consists of other specialists from the Library and campus-wide key stakeholders. The Data Librarian collaborates with campus partners, including the Office of the Deputy Provost for Research, the Office of Research Administration, the Yale Center for Research Computing, and the Yale Institute for Network Science, concerning issues of managing, curating, sharing, and preserving research data.

In consultation with subject librarians and the CSSSI Director of Collection Management, Technical Services, and Access Services, the Data Librarian assists in identifying and acquiring data resources relevant to research and teaching in the sciences, social sciences, and interdisciplinary fields. The incumbent advises library IT, electronic resources, cataloging, and preservation departments on receiving data resources and preparing them for discovery and availability to users. The Data Librarian collaborates with colleagues on metadata and preservation issues related to data.

The Data Librarian participates in outreach, research support, and instruction program planning and implementation for the CSSSI. The incumbent participates in Yale Library planning, committees, and task forces, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities; participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of Yale's research support services and collections. The Data Librarian may represent Yale to state, national, and international data organizations.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • A Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school is required for this position. Librarians new to the profession are encouraged to apply.
  • Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  • Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  • Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability finding and/or using research data.
  • Demonstrated ability with data management best practices and familiarity with requirements from funding agencies and scholarly publishers.


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

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Undergraduate or advanced degree in engineering, math, science, or social science. Familiarity with quantitative, qualitative, and geospatial data analysis applications. Knowledge of metadata standards for quantitative and qualitative data. Experience providing public service and instruction in an academic research library. Reading knowledge of one or more Western European languages.

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

The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI): The Center for Science and Social Science Information (CSSSI), located in the Kline Biology Tower, provides Yale faculty, students, and staff with state-of-the-art information services in a technology-rich environment. It is designed to provide easily accessible support for science, social science, and interdisciplinary researchers.

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

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


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

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Assistant Supervisor of Youth Services for Teens, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Department:               Newton Free Library                                                

Location:                    330 Homer Street, Newton, MA
Salary Range:            $56,801 - 76,336 in 11 steps             

Grade:                         S09, AFSCME, Local 3092
Department Head:     Philip E. McNulty, Director
Date of Notice:          11/28/2017     

                                     

Do you know your teen lit authors, from Albertalli to Zentner? Can you engage teens and tweens in everything from Minecraft to handicrafts? Can you put the "team" in STEAM? Are you ready to get the community excited about supporting teens and to advocate for their needs? Can you take Newton's innovative teen services to the next level? If so, the Newton Free Library encourages you to apply to join our active Youth Services Department, and help us build on our successes and continue to transform services to teens and tweens, grades 5-12.

Exciting things are happening at the Newton Free Library. We have plans to open a new teen room complete with a ground-breaking tween area and tween collection, one of only a couple in Greater Boston. We recently received a staff development grant, a portion of which is going toward training a cross-departmental team to better serve teens and tweens. In 2017, we started a teen study nights program during school finals that brought in and engaged a large number of students.

The successful candidate will have the vision, drive, experience and energy to lead a team of cross-departmental staff in programming, outreach, and reference in a large, diverse, library environment. He or She will show an ability and passion for relating to teens and engaging them in the library, and will evince a knowledge of teen development trends and issues as they relate to public library service. Responsibilities include assisting in the leadership of a large, talented staff of 17 Youth Services people, leading a cross-departmental "teen team," developing an extensive youth collection and managing Teen and Tween collection and programming budgets. The Assistant Supervisor of Youth Services represents the library throughout the community and to agencies and organizations serving teens and youth, as well as being part of the library's collaborative leadership and planning team.

 

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

Individuals interested in the above position should submit a completed application, resume and cover letter addressed to Philip McNulty, Library Director, using the City of Newton's online application process at https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com by Friday, December 22, 2017.

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Substitute Librarian, Boston Latin School, Boston, MA

Longterm Substitute Position - Librarian - Boston Latin School, Boston Public Schools
The Keefe Library at Boston Latin School is looking for a longterm substitute starting on Wednesday, January 3 through Friday, February 16. We are a busy library in a grade 7-12 exam school in the Boston Public School system. BLS is located on Avenue Louis Pasteur next door to Simmons College. Library hours are 7:30 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. with the two librarians alternating opening and closing each day.
Previous experience working in a school, teacher license and/or Sub Skills Basic Training Course online at www.STEDI.org are required.
 
Interested candidates should email Deeth Ellis (dellis@bostonpublicschools.org)  by December 4, 2017.  Click these links to read the job description on BPS TalentEd and find out about the process for becoming a substitute at BPS.

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Archivist & Records Coordinator, Emerson College, Boston, MA

Description

The Archivist & Records Coordinator contributes to the operation of the Emerson College Archives and Special Collections by providing reference services for patrons, processing collections, overseeing interns, and acquiring permanent institutional records. This position also contributes to a college-wide records management program by training Departmental Records Officers (DROs) and other staff on records management issues and archival procedures.

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

Work Activities 

  1. Responsible for all aspects of fulfilling archives requests by providing reference service to internal and external constituencies, locating the requested information/materials and delivering, retrieving and refiling as necessary. Maintains a charge out system, maintains statistical data, in order to generate and analyze reports.
  2. Enhance access by accessioning new acquisitions, creating inventories and box lists, and processing large and complex collections. Updates and maintains archival discovery systems while keeping the ECASC web pages current to provide patrons with up-to-date information on collections and services.
  3. Collaborates with the Head of Archives and Special Collections to acquire and maintain institutional records and archival collections documenting the history of Emerson College.
  4. Train and assist DROs and staff in implementing the principles and practices of records management, update records management policies and schedules and publish them on the website as necessary.
  5. Collaborate as necessary with campus partners in outreach efforts such as Alumni Weekend activities, exhibits (physical and digital), archival displays, primary source instruction, and special events.
  6. Maintain inactive records stored and managed by a third party vendor by coordinating deliveries and retrievals. Assist departments and vendors in establishing and maintaining departmental accounts. Provide user training on inactive records storage practices and procedures. Coordinate and schedule records destruction for all departments across campus.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Education

ALA accredited master's degree in library/information science with coursework in Archives or Archival Management.

Comprehensive knowledge of current trends in archival appraisal, description, preservation, access, and dissemination of archival information.

Advanced communication skills and customer service orientation, including the ability to work with all academic levels from administrators to staff and faculty.

Familiarity with archival discovery systems.

Knowledge of Records Management best practices.

Ability to plan and coordinate complex projects and services.

Knowledge of archival metadata standards including Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, and VRA core.

Preferred/Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Education

Degree specializing in archival management.

Experience with one or more of the following systems: Preservica, AtoM, and Omeka.

Experience conducting training sessions.

Required Prior Work Experience

Three to five years experience related to career discipline. Two or more years experience working with archives and institutional records.

To Apply

Interested applicants may apply online at Emerson College's Employment website:  https://emerson.peopleadmin.com/postings/16061

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Computer Science Jobs, Insurify, Cambridge, MA

We are Insurify - a fast-growing MIT FinTech start-up that is disrupting the $600B Insurance Industry. Led by veterans from Kayak and TripAdvisor, we are using cutting-edge technologies to build an award-winning platform. Our smart virtual insurance agent and robo advisor gives consumers personalized insurance recommendations and compares dozens of quotes at once to save them time and money.

 

Check out what others have to say about Insurify.

 

Available Jobs:

Benefits

  • Be part of a fast-growing startup
  • Do meaningful work that has an impact
  • Work with a team of seasoned tech veterans with successful track records
  • Unlimited vacation time
  • Small knit group where your ideas are heard and encouraged.

 

Contact Us

Email resumes to tech-jobs@insurify.com

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Digital Communications Librarian, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Digital Communications and an active online presence are essential to the Newton Free Library's vision of service. We are seeking a talented and energetic individual to join the Library's Technology Team, and be an integral part of enhancing the library user experience with hands-on classes, STEAM & Maker programming and user-focused web services. You will be joining a collaborative and enthusiastic staff at one of the state's most active libraries in terms of borrowing, visits and virtual visits.

 

The Digital Communications Librarian is responsible for the Library's digital initiatives and organization of online resources in order to improve access to the collection, promote the library in the community, and enhance our patrons' online experience. He or she manages the library's responsive website and Libguides content management system, and participates in regular patron instruction in both library resources and general tech topics. Other responsibilities include developing staff information resources, staff and patron training, managing social networking platforms as a means of interacting with patrons and helping launch new initiatives in digitizing the Library's collection.  There will be regularly assigned shifts at service desks in our busy Public Services Department. A sound understanding of html coding in a responsive page environment is essential to this position, as is experience with content management systems.

 

Qualifications: Bachelors or Masters of Science degree in Library Science from an accredited program and one to three years related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience in Computer Science or related fields.  Broad knowledge of advanced professional library science, and the operation of library equipment such as personal computers and computer software. Demonstrated experience with HTML coding and website content management systems.

 

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, union benefited position. One evening per week and Saturday rotation required.

 

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

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Public Services Librarian, Newton Free Library, Newton, MA

Position Title:  Public Services Librarian/Part Time

Department: Library     

Location: 330 Homer Street

Salary:  Monday- Saturday: $24.62/hour; Sundays: $36.93/hour             

Grade: Non-union 

Department Head: Philip E. McNulty, Director

Closing Date:  open until filled

 

The Newton Free Library is the busiest single library location in Massachusetts and delivers a wide array of services and programming to the Newton Community. The Public Services Department is seeking a customer service oriented team member to assist patrons with their varied information needs.

 

Answers reference questions in person, on the telephone, via email and real time. Enthusiastically instructs patrons in the use of all library resources and provides readers advisory service. Participates in department activities including class instruction and programming, keeps current with developing technology and Web 2.0 tools as they relate to reference and public service, updates and contributes to LibGuides, works on projects and other duties as assigned.

 

Hours:  Regular weekday/evening shift(s); additional on-call weekday, evening and weekend hours.

 

Qualifications: M.L.S. from an accredited library school, proficiency in automated systems, database and Internet searching and MS Office products. Familiar with LibGuides, social media and developing technology. Strong customer service skills; reference experience; demonstrated ability to work successfully in a team setting; work positively with a diverse constituency and willingness to work on-call hours.

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

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Reference and Outreach Archivist, Northeastern University, Boston, MA

Requisition Number: STFR004194
Division/College: Library
Responsibilities:
Northeastern University
Reference and Outreach Archivist
About:
In addition to Northeastern History, the University Archives and Special Collections at the Northeastern University Libraries houses and carefully curates a diverse and growing collection of historical records about Boston. One major focus is to preserve and provide access to the history of Boston's social movements, including civil and political rights, immigrant rights, homelessness, and urban and environmental justice. We have recently acquired two major news collections that both serve as the backdrop to our collecting as well as expanding our horizons for future large-scale projects.
To that end, our work is community-focused, rooted in critical theory, and extremely collaborative--including city-wide civic participation, inter-archival digital collection building, partnering with grassroots organizations and activists, and liaising with our user communities--on campus and off.
This position is right for someone with a true passion for our collecting foci; someone who can spread that energy virally. Someone with the sensitivity, driven to reach audiences outside of typical Archives user communities-- to inject community knowledge, rooted in history, into current discourse.
Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and University Archivist, the Reference and Outreach Archivist (ROA ) manages all University Archives and Special Collections' public and outreach services.
The ROA manages the Archives' reference services, including managing reading room staff and overseeing answering reference or research requests; plans and implements online and physical library exhibits; conducts tours and provides talks and presentations to visitors; maintains the Library's online presence, including reference and research tools; and works with Scholarly Communications department on Library publishing initiatives.
The ROA will also reach out to and work collaboratively UASC's community partners which include social justice organizations and activists working in Boston, members of under-represented communities with a special focus on African-American, Latinx, Asian-American and GLBTQ folks, newspaper publishers and members of the press, and Boston's community historians. The ROA will also assist in securing funding for special projects.
The ROA coordinates with Research and Instruction Librarians to teach course-integrated instruction and workshops; forges relationships with faculty to encourage the integration of special collections into teaching and student research; creates instructional materials; and sustains ongoing communication with and outreach to students and faculty.
The ROA Manages rights and reproductions, including photographs and other visual materials from the UASC in the production of print and electronic publications.
Qualifications:
Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science with an Archives Concentration. 2+ years of successful, professional experience with increasing responsibilities in an archival setting. Broad understanding of trends in Archives and Special Collections as well as technical ability. Strong project management, planning, organizational, and supervisory skills. Attention to detail. Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to communicate effectively and empathetically with community partners. Must be able to lift 40 pounds and work in an environment in which exposure to materials containing dust and mold is possible.
Additional Information:
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: http://apptrkr.com/1124932
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer. 

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Teen Librarian, Stevens Memorial Library, North Andover, MA

The Stevens Memorial Library seeks to fill a part-time (18-hours a week) Teen Librarian position.

ESSENTIAL​ ​JOB​ ​FUNCTIONS​:

  • Works with the Adult, Teen and Reference (ATR) Services Librarian to develop and implement a variety of programs and services including book discussions, summer reading events and activities, etc.
  • Performs various tasks requiring a broad knowledge of teen / young adult literature, bibliographic sources and principles of information delivery and services to teens / young adults.
  • Provides reference and readers' advisory services to teens / young adults, parents, teachers and caregivers.
  • Effectively uses and promotes the library's collections and electronic resources and assists the ATR Services Librarian with teen / young adult collection development in all formats.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of library resources and an awareness of new resources and technologies.
  • Provides excellent customer service to the public in person and over the phone and interprets library services and policies to patrons in a clear, consistent and courteous manner.
  • Actively participates in staff development and training opportunities when appropriate and embraces opportunities to learn in a changing environment.

MINIMUM​ ​QUALIFICATIONS​ ​FOR​ ​PERFORMING​ ​ESSENTIAL​ ​JOB​ ​FUNCTIONS​:

  • Proficiency in current and emerging trends in library technologies (equipment and their applications).
  • Commitment to excellent customer service with demonstrated enthusiasm, patience and flexibility when working with teens / young adults.
  • Knowledge of search techniques using print and electronic resources and an ability to instruct others in their use.
  • Experience using a library automated system and programs; office applications such as word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations; social media and web development resources.
  • Ability to create positive working relationships and collaborate successfully with co-workers; ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • High degree of flexibility and ability to multi-task and frequently change focus in order to meet the varying needs of library users and the dynamic needs of public library service.
  • Experience in planning and presenting teen / young adult programs.

MINIMUM​ ​REQUIREMENTS​:

Education: Master's Degree in Library Science (MLS) or Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an American Library Association accredited library school or Bachelor's Degree with course work toward the degree.

Experience: Work experience in public library setting with teen / young adult patrons preferred.

Physical​ ​Requirements​: Performs duties under typical library conditions. Position requires frequent physical effort, such as carrying books (20-30 lbs), pushing book carts (up to 150 lbs), bending, stretching, grasping, etc. to retrieve library materials. Able to view computer screens for extended time periods and able to operate computers, telephones, photocopiers, printers and other office equipment.

Schedule:​ ​18 hours a week including at least 1 evening and regular weekend (Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 12:30-5pm) in rotation from Labor Day through Memorial Day.

Compensation:

Rate:

Librarian I (S-10) $20.24 - $24.23 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program

Librarian I (S-11) $21.26 - $25.46 in 8 steps; coursework in an MLS degree program

Librarian I (S-12) $22.10 - $26.46 in 8 steps; MLS degree

Position is subject to the terms and conditions of the Town of North Andover's AFSCME - Professional Librarians collective bargaining agreement: (http://www.townofnorthandover.com/Pages/NAndoverMA_WebDocs/lm1316.pdf)

Deadline:​ ​Anyone interested in the above position must​ ​email​ a cover letter and resume to:

Kathleen Keenan, Library Director c/o Karen Consoli at KConsoli@NorthAndoverMA.gov

Position is available immediately.

Position is open until filled.

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

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Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan Supervisor, Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA

DOCUMENT DELIVERY & INTERLIBRARY LOAN SUPEVISOR, School of Law, Samuel M. Fineman Law

Tracking Code: 5221/K1417

Job Description: Coordinate all document and interlibrary loan (ILL) services for the law library, law students and general library users. Provide expertise and assistance to library users and other staff in locating materials and searching library records in online bibliographic sources. Assist the Head of Access Services and the Circulation Supervisor with document services for law faculty and other circulation services. Assist library administrative staff with research, bibliographic compilations and other projects. 

Required Skills: B.A./B.S., strong computer skills, excellent communication skills and one to three years of experience in a library public services department. Experience with legal materials and/or document services and interlibrary loan procedures and policies preferred. This position is Monday to Friday 12PM-8PM during the academic year, and M-F 10AM-6PM during the summer.

Position Type: Full-Time/Regular

Salary: Grade 71

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Library Media Specialist, Wakefield Public Schools, Wakefield, MA

LOCATION: Greenwood/Walton

SALARY: Per Contract

QUALIFICATION Mass DESE Certification in Library media

DUTIES​ ​& ​ RESPONSIBILITES: See Job Description

CLOSING​ ​ ​DATE: Open until filled

STARTING​ ​ ​DATE: September 1, 2017

RESUMES​ ​TO​ ​BE​ ​FORWARDED​ ​TO: Jeff​ ​Weiner,​ ​Technology​ ​Director Wakefield​ ​Public​ ​Schools 60​ ​Farm​ ​Street Wakefield,​ ​MA​ ​01880

The​ ​Wakefield​ ​Public​ ​Schools​ ​are​ ​committed​ ​to​ ​the​ ​prevention​ ​of​ ​harassment​ ​and discrimination​ ​based​ ​upon​ ​sex,​ ​race,​ ​color,​ ​ethnicity/national​ ​origin,​ ​religion,​ ​age, handicap/disability,​ ​sexual​ ​orientation,​ ​physical​ ​appearance,​ ​and​ ​physical/mental​ ​capacity.

Position​ ​Title: Library​ ​Media​ ​Specialist/Technology​ ​Integration​ ​Coach

Department: Greenwood-Walton​ ​Library​ ​Media​ ​Specialist

Reports​ ​to: Deb​ ​Collura,​ ​Principal Definition

The LMS job description includes information cited from the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) as well as standards from the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).

Qualifications/Experience

At least 2-3 years' work experience in a school library as a Library Media Specialist or a Technology Integration Specialist. Experience as a classroom teacher is a plus.

Certification Mass DESE Certification in Library Media

ESSENTIAL​ ​DUTIES​ ​AND​ ​RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Organization, administration, and evaluation of the school Learning Commons
  • Submit annual budget proposal for print, digital, and subscription resources that meet curriculum needs and supports classroom integration
  • Collaborate with the principal and school community to set a vision for the Learning Commons and its effective use
  • Performs all necessary tasks related to developing and curating the Learning Commons collection to support state curriculum standards. This includes all digital and print media and research tools.
  • Establish sustainable structures to support teacher peer modeling of research based technology integration strategies, providing opportunity for follow-up and feedback on a regular basis (i.e. teacher to teacher instructional practice observations with debrief)
  • Build the capacity of groups of teachers integrating instructional technology using rigorous curriculum across content areas
  • Serve as a leader and coach by maintaining relationships and supporting the instructional efforts of elementary educators and Professional Learning Communities (PLCs)
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to use technology to differentiate instruction to meet the needs of diverse learners
  • Facilitates alignment of the library media program with information literacy goals and other school programs
  • Facilitates alignment of technology integration with literacy goals and curriculum frameworks
  • Coordinate and teach lessons that are aligned to digital literacy standards (DLCS) and the American Association of School Librarian standards (AASL). These lessons should model digital citizenship and active student participation through the use of digital tools, student choice, student voice and multimodalities
  • Remain current on contemporary library science and emerging educational technology research and professional development
  • Demonstrate an understanding of student learning needs and differentiation using technology as an instructional tool, including social media
  • Outstanding knowledge of children's literature as well as genres relevant to the library collection
  • Develop and maintain print publications and digital spaces such as blogs, wikis, websites, video channels
  • Partner with the other Library Media Specialists and the Technology Director to maintain a working schedule that supports flexible collaboration with classes, teachers, PLCs, and administration
  • Collaborate, design and present effective professional development workshops at the school and district level for classroom teachers
  • Supports teachers and students with the selection and utilization of digital learning tools for research, and hands-on learning
  • Collaborate with school and district technology team to review, assess, and refine the District Technology Plan
  • Provides support and guidance for all faculty in the areas of library media and technology.
  • Exhibits an outstanding level of teacher support and collaborative spirit

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

The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position. Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned.

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Manager, Library Resources, McLean Hospital, Belmont, MA

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Cataloging Bibliographer, EBSCO Information Services, Contoocook, NH

Performs subject analysis and classification on a broad range and depth of materials. Materials analyzed include print, visual, audio and digital resources. Classification and subject headings assigned by the Cataloging Bibliographer are used to support approval plan profiling and order fulfillment. Creates metadata records at full level RDA standard to support the provision of products supplied by Library Technical Services to accompany purchased content. 

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

  • Assigns Library of Congress Subject Headings and appropriate sub-headings following SCM and LCSH rules. 
  • Assigns Library of Congress Classification and cutter numbers following LCC and CSM instructions.
  • Assigns Dewey Decimal Classification using the full current edition.
  • Assigns Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and appropriate sub-heading strings.
  • Assigns National Library of Medicine classification.
  • Assigns Canadian literature, history and KF modified classification as appropriate.
  • Assigns library-specific cuttering and shelflisting as required.
  • Creates full-level cataloging in MARC (or other metadata format) following RDA and Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements.
  • Searches OCLC's bibliographic utility, LC catalog and authorities, and customer online catalogs as necessary.
  • Upgrades LC CIP records and other less-than-full-level records. 



Skills
Requirements: 

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


Preferred Qualifications: 
KNOWLEDGE 

  • Experience in library technical services or knowledge of library operations preferred. 
  • Experience using LC Classweb, OCLC Connexion, Cataloger's Desktop and/or WebDewey.
  • Experience assigning Library of Congress and/or Dewey classification numbers.
  • Experience searching authority files
  • Experience using the Library of Congress Subject Cataloging Manual and performing subject analysis
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying current cataloging guidelines (RDA).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying current MARC 21 Bibliographic standards to monographs cataloging.
  • Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings.
  • Broad knowledge of all the functions of the Cataloging Unit and of the LTS Department.
  • Knowledge of and compliance with LTS quality assurance standards.
  • Understands and supports the goals and values of LTS; models and actively communicates them effectively.
  • Demonstrates mastery of job duties, requiring no supervisor follow up.
  • Understands all of the company processes and functions that have an impact upon or are impacted by the work of the Unit.
  • Knows and appropriately follows the company's hierarchy. 


ABILITIES 

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


SKILLS 

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


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Application instructions here.

Online Application Address is here.

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Committee Coordinator, Chinese Historical Society of New England, Boston, MA

Committee Coordinator Mass. Memories Road Show: Chinese Immigration Experience

ABOUT: The Chinese Historical Society of New England (CHSNE) is partnering with UMass Boston's Mass. Memories Road Show (MMRS) to collect memories of Chinese Immigration Experiences in Massachusetts. On June 2, 2018, we will invite the public to bring family photos to be scanned and added to UMass and CHSNE's digital archives. Contributors will be invited to share "the story behind the photos" on video, have their own "keepsake photo" taken, and receive advice from professional archivists and historians on dating and caring for their family photos. A planning committee led by CHSNE and representatives from greater Boston will organize and publicize the event.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as the point of contact between the committee members recruited from Chinese American organizations in Boston, Quincy, Malden, and Metro West
  • Work with CHSNE staff and MMRS to plan monthly committee meetings
  • Record minutes at monthly committee meetings
  • Support the committee's recruitment of volunteers, translators and donations
  • Provide day-of support for the volunteer training on June 1st and at the event on June 2nd

QUALIFICATIONS

  • High level of organization
  • Strong people skills
  • Experience with working with diverse groups of people, including organizations, individuals, and volunteers
  • Computer skills including email, Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and Dropbox
  • Chinese (Cantonese or Mandarin) skills a plus
  • Available for 8-15/hrs week from January-June 2018 (flexible schedule), and all day on June 1st and June 2nd

START: January 2018

PAY: $18-$20/hr

APPLY: email cover letter and resume to Jess Camhi at jess@chsne.org by November 27, 2017

Chinese Historic Society of New England (CHSNE) | chsne.org/ CHSNE is a nonprofit entity incorporated in Massachusetts in 1992. Located in the historic China Trade Center in Boston's Chinatown, CHSNE is the first educational organization dedicated solely to documenting, preserving, and promoting the history and legacy of Chinese immigration in New England. To implement its mission, CHSNE works on multiple projects: preserving physical sites of historical importance to the development of the Chinese American community; holding public educational events that incorporate history and the humanities to enhance intercultural understanding of the Chinese American community; and collaborating with other institutions in the arts, history, humanities, and education. CHSNE collects, preserves and displays artifacts, oral and printed materials, and other manifestations of Chinese American legacy donated by community members and institutions. 

Mass. Memories Road Show (MMRS) | tinyurl.com/MMRS18 The Mass. Memories Road Show (MMRS) at UMass Boston is an event-based public history project that digitizes family photos and memories shared by the people of Massachusetts. University Archives staff work with local planning teams to organize free public events where residents are invited to bring family photos to be scanned and included in this digital archive. Contributors are invited to share "the story behind the photos" on video, have their own "keepsake photo" taken, and receive advice from professional archivists and historians on dating and caring for their family photos. To date, the project has digitized nearly 8,000 photographs and stories from across the state, creating an educational resource of primary sources for future generations. Over time, we hope to visit each of the 351 cities and towns in Massachusetts.

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Cataloging Bibliographer/Team Leader, GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO, Contoocook, NH

Date: October 2017

Job Code: P4096E

FLSA: Exempt

Department: LTS/Cataloging

Reports to: Cataloging Manager

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

Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinates and monitors the day-to-day activities and workload of the catalogers within the unit and establishes schedules and daily priorities of the team (in consultation with the manager) to best meet the current business priorities.
  • Acts as the primary day to day contact person for common inquiries from unit, and related units (such as Customer Service).
  • Acts as liaison in communications with other units to resolve workflow issues. Serves as a proxy for the unit manager in meetings as needed.
  • Works with the manager to develop and promulgate best practices for meeting production goals while lowering operating costs and maintaining quality.
  • Coordinates training efforts and related assessment to ensure quality of our products. Assists in planning for upcoming changes and training.
  • Reports on issues and trends observed in the team and related units.
  • Assists with writing annual performance evaluations for team members and takes primary responsibility for the evaluation of new employees in the unit.
  • Delivers feedback to team members; draws attention to successes and offers suggestions for improvement where needed.
  • Provides guidance and mentorship to staff within the unit as questions arise.  
  • Reports issues to Management quickly and as appropriate. 
  • Keeps informed of changes and trends in the greater cataloging community; looks for potential impact on expectations from our customers.
  • Assigns Library of Congress Subject Headings and appropriate sub-headings following SCM and LCSH rules. 
  • Assigns Library of Congress Classification and cutter numbers following LCC and CSM instructions.
  • Assigns Dewey Decimal Classification numbers using the full current edition.
  • Assigns Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and appropriate sub-heading strings.
  • Assigns National Library of Medicine classification.
  • Assigns Canadian literature, history and KF modified classification as appropriate for specific customers.
  • Assigns library-specific cuttering and shelflisting as required.
  • Creates full-level cataloging records in MARC (or other metadata format) following RDA and Library of Congress Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements as appropriate.
  • Searches OCLC, LC catalog and authorities, and customer online catalogs as necessary.
  • Upgrades LC CIP records and other less-than-full-level records.
  • Exhibit focused attention to detail for prolonged periods.
  • Possess a working knowledge of MARC editing tools such as MarcEdit or Connexion.
  • Comfort with multi-tasking and shifting priorities throughout the work day.
  • Work efficiently and keep work organized.
  • Proficient with end-user computer technologies.
  • Demonstrates the ability to learn new skills quickly.
  • Work collaboratively and effectively with team members to accomplish individual, team and company goals.
  • Flexible with rapidly shifting priorities.
  • Positive attitude.
  • Good communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Willingness to collaborate as part of a team.
  • Ability to accept constructive criticism and learn from it.
  • Eagerness to understand.
  • Accountable for one's work.
  • Strong work ethic and drive to make a positive impact on the company's success. EIS Cultural Competencies Drive; Positive Attitude; Good Judgement; Open Communication; Collaboration; Desire to Make an Impact; Eager to Understand; Accountable; Decisive; Team Player Required Qualifications (Measurable)•Bachelor's degree required. 
  • Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science required or 2 years of Cataloging experience in a library or library service provider setting.
  • 1+ year experience with MS Word and/or Excel. Preferred Qualifications (Measurable)KNOWLEDGE 
  • Experience in library technical services or knowledge of library operations preferred.
  • Experience using LC Classification Web, OCLC Connexion, Cataloger's Desktop and/or OCLC WebDewey.
  • Experience assigning Library of Congress and/or Dewey classification numbers.
  • Experience searching authority files.
  • Experience using the Library of Congress Subject Cataloging Manual and performing subject analysis.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying current cataloging guidelines (RDA).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying current MARC 21 Bibliographic standards to monographs cataloging.
  • Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings.
  • Broad knowledge of all the functions of the Cataloging Unit and of the LTS Department.
  • Knowledge of and compliance with LTS quality assurance standards.
  • Understands and supports the goals and values of LTS; models and actively communicates them effectively.
  • Demonstrates mastery of job duties, requiring no supervisor follow up.
  • Understands all company processes and functions that have an impact upon or are impacted by the work of the Unit.
  • Knows and appropriately follows the company's hierarchy.
  • Demonstrated expertise with managerial techniques. 


ABILITIES

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


SKILLS

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

Degree Required: Masters 

Field of Study: Library or Information Science

Min. Hrs. on Phone Daily: N/A 

Min. Hrs. at Computer Daily: Ability to operate a personal computer 7+ hours a day 

Availability: No 

Lifting Required: 15-44 lbs. 

Travel Required: No travel required Comprehension: Understand complex problems and collaborate to explore alternative solutions. 

Organization: Organize and prioritize the work schedules of others to manage multiple tasks and/or projects. 

Decision Making: Make decisions that have an impact on the immediate work unit's operations and/or services.

Communication: Communicate and explain a variety of information. 

Mathematics: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, divide. 

Other Physical/Mental Requirements: Scheduled to work in office full time, 5 days per week.

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Records & Information Management Specialists, Vermont State Archives & Records Administration, Middlesex, VT

The Vermont State Archives & Records Administration is actively recruiting three records and information management (RIM) specialists. The Records and Information Management (RIM) Specialist job series is new and we are recruiting at multiple levels. To be considered for more than one level, applicants MUST separately apply to each job opening.

RECORDS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (RIM) SPECIALIST III

Job Opening ID #622334 (Closing Date: December 14, 2017)

Unique opportunity for an emerging information management leader to directly assist public agencies in the formation of records and information policies and the development and implementation of information systems and services to strategically fulfill the state's mission-critical informational needs. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Vermont State Archivist.  

RECORDS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (RIM) SPECIALIST II

Job Opening ID #622311 (Closing Date: December 14, 2017)

Exceptional opportunity for a skilled records and information management (RIM) professional to perform specific RIM functions under the state RIM program or an agency RIM program.

RECORDS AND INFORMATION MANAGEMENT (RIM) SPECIALIST I

Job Opening ID #622331 (Closing Date: December 14, 2017)

Excellent opportunity for an entry-level records and information management (RIM) professional to hone his or her RIM education and experience by providing assistance with RIM functions under the state RIM program and, where applicable, agency RIM programs

Application Procedure: 

For each job opening, a full job description and application is available online at: http://humanresources.vermont.gov/careers. Interested applicants must complete the online application and attach a cover letter and resume.

Cover letters, resumes, and related application material sent directly to the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration cannot be accepted or acknowledged. 

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Assistant Director, West Bridgewater Public Library, West Bridgewater, MA

The West Bridgewater Public Library, a small, progressive town library seeks a dynamic and energetic Assistant Director with strong communication and teaching skills as well as an enthusiasm for technology.

The Assistant Director reports to the Library Director and collaborates with all departments: Circulation, Youth Services, and Technical Services. All staff members are expected to learn circulation tasks and to assist when needed.  Tact, diplomacy and a good sense of humor are essential elements of the position.

Major Duties: This is a 35-hour permanent, salaried position with full benefits. The Assistant Director represents the Library in the Library Director's absence and is involved with the hiring of all staff as well as terminations, discipline issues and supervision. This position involves duties such as the budget, personnel, patron and staff training, collection development, facilities management and technology. The employee works a schedule that may include evenings and week-end shifts as determined by the Library Director and/or his/her designee to provide coverage of all public hours at the library.  User services include one-on-one patron assistance, leading small classes about technology-related subjects, and becoming comfortable with the 3-D printer and other Makerspace technology. The Assistant Director assists in maintaining the Library's website, helping with marketing initiatives, scheduling as well as developing and presenting staff training. The Assistant Director will actively participate in weekly and monthly programs as well as outreach to the community. There will be other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Library Science from an accredited university
  • Minimum three (3) years public library experience
  • Experience with computers, operating systems, downloadable apps, electronic library services
  • Strong organizational skills and public service experience
  • Familiarity with collection development, specialized reference subject areas, and/or electronic resource
  • Customer Service skills
  • Tact, diplomacy, flexibility

Must be capable of operating miscellaneous tools and office equipment relative to this position which shall include, but not be limited to: computers, copiers, fax machines, IPads, tablets or other technology added to the Library in the future. Ability to move around the facility; walking, sitting, bending, climbing, kneeling, carrying and stooping; Ability to use hand and finger motions with enough manual dexterity to operate computers and handle library items; Lift up to 25 pounds, or additional weight with assistance; and perform other duties considered regular library tasks.  Communicate effectively with others, orally and in writing.

Salary: $45,000 - $58,000 based on experience 

Education: MLS

Closing Date: December 21, 2017

Contact: Library Director, Ellen Snoeyenbos   ellens@sailsinc.org

West Bridgewater Public Library

80 Howard Street

West Bridgewater, MA   02379        508-894-1255

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University Librarian, Boston University, Boston, MA

Boston University 
University Libraries 
Position: University Librarian 
Location: Boston, Massachusetts 
Position Summary 
Boston University Libraries seeks a transformational leader who will re-envision a 21st century hybrid library with an advanced capacity to support research teaching and learning across geographic, language, and disciplinary borders, leveraging innovations in digital and information technology. S/he will lead BU's Mugar Memorial Library and branches (currently African Studies, Astronomy, Music, Science and Engineering, Stone Science, Pickering Educational Resources, and the Frederick S. Pardee Management Library) in collaboration with the Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries, the School of Theology Library, the Alumni Medical Library, and the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center to achieve this goal. The University Librarian will lead the ongoing development of the vision and goals of the Library, integrate the plans of the Library with those of the University, and effectively communicate the vision and goals both within and beyond BU.
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Para-Professional Cataloger, Backstage Library Works, Boston, MA

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

Long-Term Temporary Employment Opportunity

Boston, MA

Immediate opening

Para-Professional Cataloger

Full-time position available in Boston, MA

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

Job Description

The expected duration of this project will be from November 2017 to June 2018, working 5 days (37.5 hours) per week.  The Cataloger will be working on-site at the State Library of Massachusetts in Boston, performing original and copy cataloging. Materials include maps, plans, and monograph print publications.

 The Cataloger will provide editing of copy records, including addition of in-house classification, LC subject headings, and missing RDA fields, and work with materials for which there is no copy available to create new original records. The Cataloger will also create local authority records for state agencies which do not yet have existing records.

Responsibilities

  • Perform original & copy cataloging using RDA standard in MARC format
  • Export records from OCLC Connexion and create item-level records in the library's Evergreen ILS
  • Attach barcodes and spine labels to each item processed
  • Assign classification using the library's unique classification system
  • Create name authority cards for agencies with no locally established authority record
  • Meet daily production levels and standards
  • Use stairs to transport materials between shelving and individual work stations
  • Make informed decisions within given specifications with little supervision

Requirements

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

Preferred additional skills

  • Experience with OCLC Connexion
  • Experience creating original bibliographic records
  • Experience with creating authority records

To apply

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

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Circulation Desk Evening Supervisor, Framingham State University, Framingham, MA

Wage: Hourly Wage

Company Description:
Framingham State University is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution located just 20 miles west of Boston, which integrates an academically challenging liberal arts education with workforce preparation programs.

Framingham State University is committed to Inclusive Excellence through collaborative and sustainable partnerships with faculty, staff, students and the greater community. At FSU, we encourage a supportive, diverse and collaborative environment in which we learn from each other through informed and open communication, institutional practices and community engagement. FSU provides a culturally relevant education that includes a beautiful campus with 35 bachelor's degrees with 80 concentrations and 70 minors, 24 master degree programs, a highly personalized teaching environment, and unparalleled commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.

Framingham State University is honored to be a three-time recipient of the INSIGHT into Diversity prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award. The HEED award is the only national recognition honoring colleges and universities that exhibit outstanding efforts and success in the area of diversity and inclusion throughout their campuses.

Visit http://www.framingham.edu/careers to learn more about employment opportunities at Framingham State University.

Job Description:
Under the general supervision of the Access Services Librarian, the Circulation Desk evening supervisor is responsible for performing the following duties:

  • Supervising student assistants through instruction and demonstration in accordance with library procedures and standards
  • Monitoring library activities and reporting any unusual situations to the campus police office
  • Locking front doors at closing
  • Answering phone inquiries and assisting in-house library patrons
  • Collecting and securing fine money and performing other Circulation functions, as required
  • Communicating regularly with the Access Services librarian and/or the Director regarding any special instructions or information

Hours:

  • During the Academic Year: 12-17 hours per week, 7pm to 1am, Monday and Wednesday evenings. Some Saturday hours, noon to 5pm
  • During the Summer session: 5pm to 10pm, Monday and Wednesday


Requirements:

Minimum qualifications:

  • College degree
  • Previous experience using computers
  • Previous experience supervising or leading teams
  • Previous experience interacting with the general public


Preferred qualifications:

  • MLIS candidates
  • Library experience, especially with automated systems

Additional Information:

This is a part-time, non-benefited position at $14 per hour.
Framingham State University conducts criminal history and sex offender record checks on final candidates prior to final employment for all positions. Framingham State University requires specific written authorization to conduct background checks. Failure to provide such authorization shall preclude your application from receiving further consideration.

Framingham State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

Members of underrepresented groups, minorities, women, veterans, persons with disabilities, and all persons committed to diversity and inclusive excellence are strongly encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions:

Candidates must apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.

For full consideration, application materials must be received by December 1, 2017.

Framingham State University only accepts application materials through our online application system. We are unable to accept application materials through mail, email, fax, or hand delivery. If you experience technical issues with the online application process, please submit a helpdesk ticket (https://framingham.interviewexchange.com/iecreatemodifyticket.jsp;jsessionid=56B4201CC4C644BF1CBB1A0D01F58DC1).

Framingham State University understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance, please contact the Human Resources Office at 508-626-4530 or humanresources@framingham.edu.

Under the general supervision of the Access Services Librarian, the Circulation Desk evening supervisor is responsible for performing the following duties: Supervising student assistants through instruction and demonstration in accordance with libra, Minimum qualifications: College degree Previous experience using computers Previous experience supervising or leading teams Previous experience interacting with the general public Preferred qualifications: MLIS candidate Library experience.

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Reference Librarian, Wayland Free Public Library, Wayland MA

Reference Librarian, Wayland Free Public Library, Wayland MA

Summary: The Wayland Free Public Library seeks a collaborative, part-time Reference Librarian committed to excellence in reference service with a special focus on library programming.  This librarian will have regular reference desk shifts and will provide substitute coverage and assist at the circulation desk as needed.  In addition to reference responsibilities, this librarian will be key in creating responsive library programming by assessing community interest and creating popular programming and outreach.  Assists in the formulation and implementation of policies and programs relating to the reference role of the Library.  Keeps current with new publications and developments in the reference area.  Withdraws outdated materials from reference, print and non-print materials. Responsible for recommending non-fiction materials for the collection. Attends meetings of Minuteman Library Network interest groups, including Reference and others as needed.  Performs other duties as assigned by the Assistant Director and/or Director.  Supervised by the Assistant Director and/or Library Director.  May supervise clerks and pages at certain times.

25 hours per week with benefits. One Saturday and/or Sunday per month and one evening per week may be required.  

Qualifications

A solid understanding of Microsoft Office and familiarity with various social media, Sierra or similar automated systems a must.

Full/Part Time

Part Time

Salary

$26.81-$34.98 per hour. 25 hours.

Closing Date

until filled.

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to: 

Sandy Raymond, Director         

sraymond@minlib.net 

No phone calls please.

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Library Director, Brennan Library, Lasell College, Auburndale, MA

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

Responsibilities: Direct all aspects of library operations including program and policy development, collections, finance, personnel, long-range planning and facilities. As part of the Research Services team, responsible for collection development subject areas, reference coverage, and instruction. maintain and expand important partnerships with consortia and other groups for resource sharing, group purchasing and other initiatives. Provide direction for integration of relevant technologies into the services and operations of the library. Foster a culture of collaboration and service within the library, and develop engaging and innovative partnerships with other student support systems, activities, and departments across campus. Serve as a member of Lasell College Management Council and ex-officio member of the Faculty Curriculum Committee. Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with all of the various constituencies within the College community as well as other libraries and consortia. Represent the College at Minuteman Membership and Director Group meetings.

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

Screening of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

How to Apply: Candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and the names of three (3) references.

Lasell College is an equal opportunity employer.

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

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

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

 

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

Salary: $26.23 - $31.27/hour, on a seven-step scale, based on education and experience.

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

Start Date: January 2, 2018

Closing Date: 12/1/2017

 

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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Reference Librarian, Wellesley Free Library, Wellesley, MA

The Wellesley Free Library is seeking a fun, flexible, and fearless part-time (16 hours/week) Children's Reference Librarian to provide high quality library service to children, young teens, parents, teachers, and caregivers. Under the supervision of the Children's Services Supervisor, duties will include reference desk service; extensive reader advisory; children's materials selection; and developing/implementing STEM, early literacy, outreach and enrichment programs for children from birth through grade 8.  Saturday and evening hours required.
 
The hourly rate is $26.18 and the position is not benefit eligible. 
 
Requires: MLS; one to three years of reference experience; in-depth knowledge of collection development; demonstrated knowledge of effective children's services techniques; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong customer service skills; and excellent computer skills, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, e-mail, Internet searches and software specific to libraries.
 
Submit a resume and cover letter to the Human Resources Department, Town Hall, 525 Washington St., Wellesley, MA 02482 or e-mail as a Word document or PDF to hr@wellesleyma.gov by December 4 2017. AA/EOE

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Children's Librarians, Fairfield Public Library, Fairfield, CT

Children's Services: Fairfield, CT - Fairfield Public Library

The Fairfield Public Library is seeking enthusiastic and experienced children's librarians to be a part of our Main/Branch Library team. The ideal candidates will have a passion for interacting with patrons, birth to tween, as well as their caregivers and related community partners. Applicants should have a strong reader's advisory background and capability to develop user's research skills. FPL provides a work environment that thrives on teamwork and learning.

 

Children's Reference Librarian II

Position competencies:

  • Proactively develops and executes innovative programs based on best practices and emerging technologies
  • Trains staff and patrons on the use of technology and provides media mentorship to library community within and outside the institution
  • Prepares marketing materials using programs such as Adobe InDesign
  • Seeks out professional learning opportunities, experience presenting at conferences a plus
  • Utilizes social media platforms and oversees digital collections
  • Presents to large groups, including outreach experience with major library stakeholders
  • Manages and enhances specific components of the Children's collection
  • Collaborates with internal departments and partners outside the library

 

This position requires an MLS from an American Library Association accredited university along with 3-4 years experience working as a professional librarian, particularly in Children's Services.  This is a full-time (35-hour) TH-9 position in the THEA union with a salary range of $63,674-74,275. Includes one evening a week and one Saturday a month.

 

Children's Reference Librarian

Position competencies:

  • Delivers exceptional customer service and reference help in a busy Children's Department
  • Programs with an eye towards connecting literacy skills with hands-on STEM learning
  • Demonstrates knowledge of programming and children's publishing trends
  • Promotes library through creative displays and publication materials
  • Presents to community groups, including outreach programming to schools
  • Manages and enhances specific components of the Children's collection
  • Collaborates with internal departments and partners outside the library

 

This position requires an MLS from an American Library Association accredited university along with 1-2 years experience working as a professional librarian, particularly in Children's Services.  This is a full-time (35-hour) TH-7 position in the THEA union with a salary range of $56,113-66,018. Includes one evening a week and one Saturday a month.

 

 

Library Aide

Position competencies:

  • Delivers exceptional customer service and reference help at the busy Fairfield Woods Branch Library, with opportunity to work at the Main Library
  • Implements early childhood and school-age programs, under the supervision of the Branch Children's Librarian
  • Promotes library through creative displays and publication materials
  • Assists with development of productive outreach relationships with schools and daycare centers
  • Supports patrons with technology use including Microsoft Office Suite, e-readers, library catalog
  • Inventories supplies, repairs materials, prepares items for circulation and other clerical duties
  • Collaborates with internal departments and partners outside the library

 

This position requires a Bachelor's Degree along with experience or coursework in children's literature and/or child development.  This is a full-time (35-hour) TH-4 position in the THEA union with a salary range of $47,517-55,776. Includes one evening a week and one Saturday a month.

 

For any of these positions please submit a cover letter, resume, and the application form linked below to the Human Resources Department for the Town of Fairfield, Sullivan Independence Hall, 725 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824.  Phone:  203-256-3057  Fax:  203-256-3059

You may apply by email to Emmet Hibson, HR Director at EHibson@fairfieldct.org

Closing date: December 1, 2017. 

http://www.fairfieldct.org/filestorage/10726/11020/12415/Town_of_Fairfield_Employment_Application.pdf

The Town of Fairfield is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

For more information, visit the Town of Fairfield website.  http://www.fairfieldct.org/content/10726/11020/12422.aspx

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Public Program Coordinator, Nantucket Historical Association, Nantucket, MA

The Nantucket Historical Association is seeking an energetic, positive visionary who enjoys public service and event planning as its Public Programs Coordinator. The NHA provides a dynamic array of guest lectures, concerts, family experiences and special programs to the community; the Public Programs Coordinator creates and successfully manages this fast-paced program schedule. S/He has a strong eye for detail and a larger creative vision, as they research, develop, and execute one-of-a-kind, engaging programs and outreach experiences, inspired by the NHA's historic collections and seasonal exhibitions.

Applicants: possess a genuine appreciation for working with the public and colleagues in the local community; are outgoing, creative self-starters with superior organizational and communication skills; demonstrate the ability to manage multiple projects successfully, maintaining a positive outlook. This position requires an independent problem-solver, equally adept at asking for help, yet comfortable taking direction from a supervisor or working in a team. Candidates have an aptitude for learning new technology, media and A/V skills, and must be prepared to work some weekends, evenings, and holidays. Successful candidates have a Bachelor's degree and/or minimum 3-5 years related experience in public programs, event management, customer service and/or education. A Master's degree, relevant experience in museums and/or interest in art history, public history, or museum administration, a plus.

Cover letter, resume and three references should be emailed immediately to Rebecca Miller at rmiller@nha.org, or mailed c/o Nantucket Historical Association, PO Box 1016, Nantucket, MA 02554. The Nantucket Historical Association is an equal opportunity employer.

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Library Director, Babcock Library, Ashford, CT

Library Director - Babcock Library, Ashford

Babcock Library is a small community library that seeks an energetic library director who will report directly to the Library Board of Trustees. The library is moving forward with new technology and community involvement. We are seeking a Library Director with strong communication and technology skills who will be creatively and actively involved in this process. This is a full-time 37 hour a week position including some nights and Saturdays. The salary is negotiable and commensurate with experience. The town provides optional medical benefits which may require some employee contribution. 

Under the general direction of the Babcock Library Board of Trustees, this is work of professional and administrative nature involving planning, implementing, directing and evaluating a complete range of public library services for the Town of Ashford. The Library Director is responsible for implementing Board policies, directing day-to-day operations of the library, and overseeing technical services.

 

Qualifications 

  • Masters degree in library science from ALA accredited university, or Bachelor of Arts or Science and 3-5 years experience in library work that demonstrates increasing responsibility
  • Two years of supervisory experience
  • Ability to work day, evening and weekend hours

Interested applicants should apply by submitting a cover letter, resume and three references by

December 15, 2017 to chapman7613@gmail.com  

Or mail to:

Helen Chapman, Chair, Board of Trustees

Babcock Library

25 Pompey Hollow Road

Ashford, CT 06278

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Library Director, Adams Public Library, Central Falls, RI

Library Director, Adams Public Library, Central Falls, Rhode Island

The Adams Public Library is located in Central Falls, Rhode Island. Since 1910, the Library has been an active, vibrant community institution committed to the education and cultural enrichment of its users. After the 2011 city bankruptcy a devoted set of volunteers was recognized by the local and national press for its tireless efforts to keep its doors open during the City's financial distress. As Central Falls transforms itself into an efficient, productive modern city, the Library will play a key role as a knowledge and activity center for the City's public and private sectors, and for its diverse community.

The Board of Directors is seeking an innovative and dynamic Library Director who will be charged with the exciting opportunity to shape the Adams Public Library in the future and develop new services that are responsive to its users. The Director will be responsible for an initial evaluation of all Library operations and charged with implementing a strategic plan that not only meets community needs, but also incorporates efficient, best practices within all significant areas of Library operations. The Director will also be responsible for the hiring and management of all staff, and serve as the Library's principle promoter and point-of-contact for all strategic relationships, including those with professional associations, the state's Office of Library and Information Services (OLIS), and the Ocean State Libraries (OSL) consortium. With significant support from the Board, and the local business community, the Director will have the opportunity to develop and grow a unique institution.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • At least 5 years of work experience in a professional setting.
  • At least 1 year of supervisory experience in a professional setting.
  • Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Skill in strategic planning, financial management, and grant writing; knowledge of standard office procedures, practices, forms and equipment.
  • Excellent time management skills; ability to prioritize multiple tasks and deal effectively with interruptions; ability to identify and analyze complex issues and to develop appropriate recommendations.
  • Appreciation of, and superior knowledge of, library-related software, including social media tools.
  • Excellent public speaking skills.
  • Demonstrable knowledge of the latest consumer technology trends and their increasing impact on library operations.
  • A strong, service-oriented attitude focused on designing, implementing, and evaluating new services and improving existing services, as well as the ability to instill and support this attitude among staff.

 

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to lead change, develop staff competencies, and build high-performance teams.
  • Fluency in Spanish.
  • Experience with low-income communities and their needs.
  • Experience with the feature and workflows of at least one Integrated Library System (ILS,) preferably III Sierra.
  • Experience with the interpretation of local and state government regulations.
  • Knowledge of marketing and public relations.

 

Compensation and Benefits

The salary range for this position is $55,000 - $65,000. The selected candidate will also enjoy benefits competitive with those enjoyed by other Rhode Island public library directors, to include but limited to a flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) program and health insurance.

Application Guidelines

The Board of Directors of the Adams Public Library welcomes all applicants who meet the above criteria, including those with significant experience in, or currently employed in, non-library settings. The Board of Trustees of the Adams Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive due consideration by the Board.

To receive first consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume, via email, by Friday December 1, 2017 to the below address:

director@cflibrary.org

All inquiries regarding this position must be submitted via email. The Board reserves the right to modify the application deadline, and/or to accept applications after the deadline, to best serve the interest of the Library and the community.

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Reference and Instruction Librarian, Bennett D. Katz Library, University of Maine at Augusta, Augusta, ME

The Reference and Instruction Librarian at the Bennett D. Katz Library provides library instruction and research support as a member of a team of librarians at the University of Maine at Augusta. We are looking for an librarian who is enthusiastic about working with students across multiple distance learning modalities, including video-conferencing and online courses.
This full-time position is responsible for maintaining the Katz Library's Web presence, both on the official university web site and also on social media. The Reference and Instruction Librarian also tracks statistical data about the library and reports relevant data and trends to stakeholders, in partnership with library colleagues.
Please follow the link below to see the full job description and minimum qualifications.
Salary: Mid thirties to low forties

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Reference and Digital Projects Archivist, Mount Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA

Library, Information and Technology Services (LITS) at Mount Holyoke College seeks a diverse pool of applicants for a new entry-level position. The Reference and Digital Projects Archivist position is intended to give a recent ALA-accredited MLS graduate (or equivalent), with a concentration in archives management or a relevant field, the opportunity to quickly gain a broad and experience-based understanding of archives and digital collections and bring fresh ideas and new perspectives to LITS.   

Working in a collegial and service-oriented environment, this position will work across departments engaged with the strategic development of digital and archival collections to build connections to the College's unique materials.  The successful candidate will report to the Associate Director of Discovery and Access and work closely with the Head of Archives and Special Collections.

If you: have a passion for archives and digital stewardship; are an enthusiastic and fearless user of technology with the skills and curiosity to learn more; are committed to working collaboratively within a diverse community of faculty, staff, and students; are eager to apply your creativity, flexibility, and sense of humor to our exciting and challenging initiatives, then we encourage you to apply.

You can find a full description, including qualifications, and apply online at: https://jobs.mtholyoke.edu/

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Head of Library Advisory and Development, Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, Boston, MA

$54,836 - $102,866

The Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners is looking for an experienced library professional to join our team as the Head of Library Advisory and Development. 

This position reports to the Direct of the Board of Library Commissioners and supervises a team of Library and Advisory Development staff and consultants, as well as managing and implementing the MBLC's federal Library Services and Technology Act program, provides advisory services to public library directors, trustees, and friends; serves as program manager for the agency online reference and electronic content program, including statewide databases and automated networks; serves as program manager for the MBLC's library research service; and serves as member of the agency management team. 

We're looking for someone who is detail oriented, works well in directing a team, can communicate well, and is able to organize and set priorities for managing multiple projects. 

Qualifications:
Applicant must have at least:

A) five years of full-time or equivalent part-time, professional, administrative, supervisory, or managerial experience in library administration

B) of which at least three years must have been in a managerial or supervisory capacity; or

C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below: 

I. A Master's degree with a major in Library Science may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*

II. A completed Doctorate or course work completed and a dissertation in progress with a major in library science, public administration, or a related discipline may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.

*Education toward a degree will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the proportion of the requirements actually completed. Educational substitutions will only be permitted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience. No substitutions will be permitted for the required (B) experience.

To see a full position description, visit here.

Please note: application (including resume and cover letter) must be submitted via MassCareers as the above link.

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Content Management Specialist, Saint-Gobain, Northborough, MA

This position provides content management and control for knowledge management systems, including project and technical information and reports, laboratory notebooks, and database records. The incumbent ensures that content and documents submitted by R&D employees are promptly and correctly classified, stored, and managed in accordance with confidential information policies and procedures. The position supports internal document delivery services, aspects of website and database maintenance, and other tasks supporting knowledge and library services and application development. This is a part-time role, requiring about 20 hours per week with a flexible work hours schedule.

The Content Management and Control Specialist provides oversight and validation of documents and records submitted to and released from the central knowledge management systems.

Your main responsibilities in this role are:

  • Checks submissions to ensure compliance with established procedures, including export control and confidentiality levels. Corrects non-conformities, and/or redirects problems for resolution as needed.
  • Processes requests for document releases by directing requests to the correct manager, documenting decisions, and delivering documents using the approved mechanisms.
  • Performs periodic audits of access permissions. Flags concerns for managers and resolves as directed.
  • Assigns, audits, receives, and releases laboratory notebooks in accordance with established procedures. Manages physical book collection and laboratory notebook archive, including inventory, storage, retrieval, and delivery.
  • Provides training for end-users; coaches where corrective action is needed.
  • Assists with database maintenance, record cleaning and migration, and permissions management.
  • Updates internet site with new content.


COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:

  • Strong computer skills. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, HTML.
  • Experience with databases, documents, and records management for electronic and print collections.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • A strong focus on customer service, attention to detail, and the ability to multi-task.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION:

  • Associates degree in business, records management, quality systems, or demonstrated equivalent
  • 1-3 years' experience in document or office management, audit or quality systems, or database administration


WHO WE ARE:
Saint-Gobain, the world leader in the habitat and construction markets, designs, manufactures and distributes building materials, providing innovative solutions to meet growing demand in emerging economies, for energy efficiency, and for environmental protection. Saint-Gobain is a welcoming, solid, open-minded company that offers long-term career opportunities. Our company is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of building materials, and a leader in the production of high-performance materials, operating in 66 countries. Saint-Gobain was founded in 1665 and is headquartered in Paris, France. The company had sales of $ 39.6 billion in 2015 and employs more than 170,000 people worldwide.

MORE ABOUT NORTHBORO R&D CENTER:
Saint-Gobain's High-Performance Materials Group is a dynamic, global business with research and development activities centered in Northboro, Massachusetts (NRDC). The Northboro operation has been a major center for materials research since 1985. We have an outstanding record of achievement This and are committed to growth through the development of proprietary products based on novel materials and process technologies. The 186,000-square-foot R&D Center is based in three buildings on a 26-acre site near I-290 in Northboro and has approximately 350 employees from 30 different countries.

Saint-Gobain provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Saint-Gobain is an equal opportunity employer of individuals with disabilities and supports the hiring of veterans.

Online Application Address is here.

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Marketing and Community Relations Specialist, Chelmsford Public Library, Chelmsford, MA

Salary: $47,073 to $66,632 in 10 steps

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends as required

 

The Chelmsford Public Library is seeking a dynamic, creative individual for our position of Marketing and Community Relations Specialist. This person will work collaboratively and individually to market and promote the Library's programs, collections, activities and mission. This person will reach out to the community to bring in new library users and create beneficial partnerships with other groups and agencies in the Town of Chelmsford and surrounding areas.

 

Duties include (but not limited to):

  • Develop and oversee a coordinated and cohesive marketing strategy
  • Coordinate social media and public relations efforts
  • Write and distribute the Library newsletter and email announcements
  • Assist in the design of a cohesive style guide for marketing materials
  • Assist in grant-writing
  • Design posters, fliers, handouts, mailings, calendars and more
  • Oversee physical and digital marketing displays
  • Write press releases and promotional items
  • Contribute to the library website
  • Be part of the adult program planning team
  • Identify potential community partnerships
  • Be familiar with compiling and analyzing output measures and social media metrics
  • Conduct polls, surveys and questionnaires
  • Conduct outreach events
  • Help identify non-users
  • Participate on committees and attend professional development training within MVLC (our consortium), state, region and national associations

 

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications or related subject required; library experience is required (even as a patron!), an MLS degree is a bonus; experience in marketing, communications or related field and/or in a library setting; avid reader a must; excellent skills in graphic design; experience with Word Press, Canva, Adobe Photoshop Elements, Constant Contact, and Microsoft Office, especially Publisher; excellent written and oral communication skills.

 

Application: Submit cover letter, resume and at least three promotional samples to Library Director Becky Herrmann via email at bherrmann@townofchelmsford.us - Application deadline is December 1, 2017.

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Children's and Youth Services Supervisor (Senior Supervisor), Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, MA

The Berkshire Athenaeum seeks an innovative Youth Services Supervisor committed to nourishing community relationships, implementing change responsive to evolving patron needs, and leading staff with a compassionate can-do attitude. This librarian is key in serving Pittsfield's youth by connecting the Library with teachers, homeschoolers, and other educators and by continuing impactful partnerships such as Pittsfield Promise, Enhancing Families Through Literature, WeeRead, Third Thursday, Curiosity Day, and Pajama Night, which are crucial to planting the seeds for lifelong learning. Materials and program budgets of approximately $25,000 help support this librarian in creating the place where young people want to be.  As the departmental leader, this librarian exercises independent judgment to guide interpretation of library policy and train staff in library procedures and research techniques. An awareness of trends, an embrace of technology, and an ability to engage young audiences are essential to this librarian's success. 

Qualifications

Masters degree in library science; dynamic and self motivated; experience in children's library services; demonstrated knowledge of children's and young adult literature; demonstrated youth programming skills; demonstrated planning and budgetary skills; experience with library and office applications; and superior interpersonal and communication skills. Light physical effort is required in performing the duties of this position under typical library conditions including moving light loads of up to twenty pounds from the floor to positions overhead.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS

Salary

$35,394 to $51,903 annually in fourteen steps

Closing Date

November 20, 2017

How to Apply

We're looking for a fun team member to change the library and change lives!
Apply online:  https://cityofpittsfield.hyrell.com/

Apply here.

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Digital Library Software Engineer, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Digital Library Software Engineer
Harvard University Information Technology
43992BR

Duties & Responsibilities
This is a fully benefited, full-time Harvard University position that has been funded until June 30, 2018. There is the possibility of renewal, contingent on funding, university priorities and satisfactory job performance.

Harvard University Information Technology (HUIT) is a community of Information Technology professionals committed to understanding our users and devoted to making it easier for faculty, students, and staff to teach, research, learn, and work through the effective use of information technology. We are recruiting an IT workforce that has both breadth in their ability to collaborate and innovate across disciplines - and depth in specific areas of expertise. HUIT offers opportunities for IT professionals to learn and work in a unique technology landscape and service-focused environment. If you are a technically proficient, nimble, user-focused and accountable IT professional who also connects with the importance of collaborating well in a team environment we are looking for you!

Position Overview:
Provide technical support and for the systems and services used by the Office for Scholarly Communications as well as services provided to scholars to support open access policies and system infrastructure.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Administer and enhance the Harvard open access digital repository. Play key role in a project to upgrade the DSpace platform used by the Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH) system. Develop and enhance software and websites. Support and enhance the tools used to support the Electronic Theses and Dissertation workflow.
Collaborate on projects with librarians, scholars, lawyers, and technologists across institutional boundaries.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information science or related experience
  • 3+ years hands-on, related applications development experience including developing, debugging, testing, implementing, and supporting database-driven websites


Additional Qualifications
Experience with:

  • digital repository software (such as DSpace or Fedora)
  • team collaboration tools, version control systems, and application deployment
  • using and developing APIs and microservices
  • database technologies (such as MySQL, Oracle, PostgreSQL)
  • at least 3-4 of the following technologies: python, php, javascript, flask, jekyll, drupal, html5, sass/scss, css3
  • Knowledge and experience with the Open Access (OA) movement, including mission, vision, goals, licensing, and how OA works at the university level
  • Specific knowledge of the Harvard Open Access model
  • library applications, technology, and standards, including relevant library open source efforts
  • linked data, web APIs, and related standards and principles
  • Unix or Linux server platforms, related software, and basic system administration utilities


Sub Unit
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Union
00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Salary Grade
057

Appointment End Date
30-Jun-2018

Pre-Employment Screening
Education, Identity

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

Apply Here: http://www.Click2apply.net/f49yc8g5y493tj2q

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Children's & Youth Services Supervisor, Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, MA

Summary: The Berkshire Athenaeum seeks an innovative Youth Services Supervisor committed to nourishing community relationships, implementing change responsive to evolving patron needs, and leading staff with a compassionate can-do attitude. This librarian is key in serving Pittsfield's youth by connecting the Library with teachers, homeschoolers, and other educators and by continuing impactful partnerships such as Pittsfield Promise, Enhancing Families Through Literature, WeeRead, Third Thursday, Curiosity Day, and Pajama Night, which are crucial to planting the seeds for lifelong learning. Materials and program budgets of approximately $25,000 help support this librarian in creating the place where young people want to be.  As the departmental leader, this librarian exercises independent judgment to guide interpretation of library policy and train staff in library procedures and research techniques. An awareness of trends, an embrace of technology, and an ability to engage young audiences are essential to this librarian's success. 

 
Qualifications: Masters degree in library science; dynamic and self motivated; experience in children's library services; demonstrated knowledge of children's and young adult literature; demonstrated youth programming skills; demonstrated planning and budgetary skills; experience with library and office applications; and superior interpersonal and communication skills. Light physical effort is required in performing the duties of this position under typical library conditions including moving light loads of up to twenty pounds from the floor to positions overhead.
 
This is a full-time, 35 hours/week position.
 
Apply by November 20, 2017 by following this link.

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Instruction Librarian, Emerson College, Boston, MA

The Instruction Librarian provides essential support to the Library's teaching and learning program by teaching library instruction sessions at all levels, by consulting with faculty on course-related assignments and by providing continuing education on pedagogy to teaching librarians.

The person in this position works closely with the library's Teaching and Learning Team to design and implement the instruction curriculum, to create online tutorials and teaching resources, to promote information literacy across the curriculum, and to assess the impact the library's teaching and learning program has on student learning at Emerson. As a member of the Information Services department, the person in this position works regular shifts at the reference desk as well as occasional shifts in the evenings and on weekends. The person in this position also serves as the Library Liaison to one or more academic departments.

Requirements: 

  • A Master's degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited institution, or an equivalent Master's degree in a writing or teaching program.
  • Familiarity with course management software.
  • Excellent classroom teaching skills.
  • Familiarity with using reference collections, library catalogs and other electronic resources including full text databases and internet resources.
  • Excellent reference interview skills, presentation skills, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with Canvas LMS
  • Knowledge of social media platforms
  • Fluency with the new ACRL Framework for Information Literacy
  • Background in evidence-based pedagogy strongly preferred

For more information, see this link.

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Records Manager/ Digital Archivist, Brown University Library, Providence, RI

Brown University Library seeks an experienced, innovate, collaborative, and service-oriented individual for the new position of Records Manager/Digital Archivist.

Reporting to the University Archivist and Assistant Director of the John Hay Library, the Records Manager/Digital Archivist will develop and implement a records management program for institutional records in both analog and digital formats. The incumbent is expected to take a proactive approach in establishing close working relationships with departments across campus with a focus on the academic administration of the University.  

Responsibilities

  • Provide education and advice about proper records management and compliance with the records policy and appropriate local, state and federal laws through meetings, training sessions, and presentations. Assist departments with appraisal of records.
  • Assess University records not reflected in the retention schedule in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President and General Counsel and advisory committees.  Periodically review and update retention schedule to reflect changing legal requirements and university policies.
  • Work with University Archives staff to survey departments and offices for university records of enduring legal, administrative, and historical value.
  • Identify electronic records of enduring value and facilitate transfer of permanent records to University Archives.
  • Collaborate with campus units working on related problems in digital records retention, and research data archiving.
  • Maintain and disseminate information about the records management program via reports, websites, and publications.
  • Continuously expand knowledge of records management practices as well as with laws and policies that affect university records.  Display continuing growth in professional and subject knowledge. 
  • Document cost savings and other benefits to the university from the records management program.
  • Establish policies and develop and manage projects and workflows for processing digitized and born-digital archival materials, working collaboratively with Special Collections staff, Digital Technology staff, and other key partners from across the Library and University.
  • Manage ingest of selected websites and other web content and born-digital materials transferred or donated by members of the university community or selected by curators and librarians.
  • Evaluate and implement specialized tools that characterize, describe, and/or transform born-digital content as needed.
  • Coordinate the transfer of digital materials from a variety of current and legacy media formats such as tapes, floppy disks, CDs, and hard drives, and implement mechanisms for ensuring the authenticity, preservation, and access of this material.
  • Develop processes for the routine acquisition, preservation, and access of born-digital materials given to Special Collections, including email, websites, social media, and other electronic records.
  • Supervise and train staff and student assistants.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate will have:

  • Master's degree in library science or information science from an ALA-accredited library school and/or advanced degree in archives, records management, or other relevant field or combination of relevant education and experience.
  • Four years of professional experience.
  • Demonstrated strong knowledge and understanding of records management and archival theory and standards. Knowledge of metadata schemas, such as Dublin Core, METS, MODS, PREMIS, VRA core, and TEI.
  • Experience with implementing records schedules; knowledge of record keeping systems and the legal and fiscal issues governing university records.
  • Knowledge of the issues surrounding electronic record-keeping systems, such as electronic imaging, email systems, content management systems, and personal digital archiving.
  • Knowledge of current trends in digital preservation theory and standards and technologies that enable effective preservation of permanent digital records.
  • Knowledge of various methods of digital preservation, including the use of file packing formats and comprehensive software programs, as well as the OAIS reference model.
  • Ability to work with confidential information and to handle sensitive situations with diplomacy and respect for privacy rights.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills and public service orientation to convey program rationales and benefits to audiences at all organizational levels and background.
  • Evidence of accuracy, attention to detail, reliability, and discretion.
  • Ability to plan, coordinate, problem-solve, and implement effective programs, and complex projects and services.
  • Ability to successfully collaborate with a broad range of personnel from various campus departments, including executive management, directors, managers, supervisors, faculty and staff employees.
  • Ability to work independently with self-initiative and minimal supervision.
  • Able to physically handle collections, including the ability to lift boxes up to 40 pounds.

 

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Prior experience working in an academic research library, ideally in an academic archives; understanding of higher education administration and management.
  • Experience with electronic records management and digital preservation issues and developments.
  • Experience generating checksums, preservation metadata, and working with tools that verify file authenticity and tools that identify potentially restricted content.
  • Strong understanding of digital forensics tools and workflows; experience maintaining hardware and specialized equipment for access to legacy media (Kryoflux).
  • Continuing education in digital curation or preservation.
  • Experience with one or more of the following technologies: ArchivesSpace, Aeon, BitCurator, BagIt, Preservica.
  • Experience using web archiving applications.
  • Experience with scripting language.
  • Experience working with legacy media.
  • Experience with public programs and outreach.
  • Evidence of program building success.

 

To Apply: please visit Brown University's career opportunities website at:   https://brown.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/staff-careers-brown/jobs and reference REQ140800. Complete an application online, attach documents, and submit for immediate consideration. Documents should include cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. 

 

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

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Access Services Librarian, Bay Path University, Longmeadow, MA

Company Description: When Bay Path opened its doors to students in downtown Springfield, MA in 1897, it had a very clear goal: to provide a practical, affordable, and career-oriented education to meet the needs of companies, organizations, and communities. From the beginning, Bay Path prided itself on being entrepreneurial, constantly pushing the boundaries of the academic experience to fit the student. To start them on the road of success. We still do.

Today, that spirit and philosophy is more important than ever in higher education. At Bay Path, it's not just the number and breadth of undergraduate and graduate programs that defines us-and we have many-but it is our ability to connect the classroom to learning to leadership to experience to career that is at the core of what we do best. We know the work that needs to be done.

Bay Path University, an independent and not-for-profit institution, was named Among Fastest Growing Baccalaureate Colleges by the Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac, and is a member of the Women's College Coalition. With a main campus in Longmeadow, MA and four satellite locations, (East Longmeadow, Sturbridge, Concord, Springfield), Bay Path offers undergraduate, graduate (for women and men) degrees, and professional certificates.

We're committed to preparing our students to navigate a constantly changing world. Whether it is one of our innovative academic programs, groundbreaking online learning platform, or through our Women as Empowered Learners and Leaders initiative, we educate our students in ways that will help them to grow, learn to adapt, and always to flourish. Be part of the change.

We invite you to visit our website at www.baypath.edu where you can learn more about Bay Path University.

Job Description:

  • Position Code: ASL
  • Job Type: Full-time
  • Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Schedule: Monday - Friday; occasional evenings and/or weekends
  • Position Location: Longmeadow, MA

Job Summary: The Access Services Librarian provides energetic, innovative, and user-focused leadership of Hatch Library circulation, reserves, and interlibrary loan services; trains and supervises the work of library student assistants and part-time staff as assigned; and collaborates with other Hatch librarians in delivering research and instructional services to students and faculty in all Bay Path University programs.

Essential Duties:

  • Oversee daily operation of Hatch circulation desk, reserves, and interlibrary loan (ILL) services to Bay Path faculty, staff, and students at all levels, including administration of BPU procedures and WMS software.
  • Provide information literacy instruction and support, in on-ground and online classroom environments, in collaboration with other Hatch librarians.
  • Perform outreach on behalf of the library, including via social media, to all Bay Path populations.
  • Share research desk coverage with other Hatch librarians, including in-person, phone, and email reference service.
  • Hire, train, schedule, and supervise the work of library student assistants and maintain regular contact with the Financial Aid Office and HR department, who manage BPU's work-study program.
  • Help maintain the Hatch Library web site in collaboration with other librarians.
  • Share collection development responsibilities with other Hatch librarians.
  • Participate in Hatch Library digital initiatives, including archives and institutional repository services, in collaboration with other librarians.
  • Share faculty departmental liaison responsibilities with other Hatch librarians.
  • Maintain current awareness of issues and trends in college access services through professional development resources and activities.
  • Conduct special research projects as needed.
  • Develop professional contacts with counterparts in other local institutions.
  • Supervise other Hatch staff providing access services as assigned.
  • Attend trainings as required.
  • Supervise Hatch Library student assistants and part-time staff as assigned.
  • Perform any other job related duties or tasks as assigned by the University.


Requirements:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program.
  • At least three years of related experience in an academic library preferred.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in access services in academic libraries.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows operating systems and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Proficiency with social media tools, including facebook, twitter, and instagram.
  • Demonstrated understanding of established information literacy standards for academic libraries, including the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Higher Education.
  • Successful supervisory and leadership experience, with demonstrated commitment to mentoring, training, and staff development.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated service-oriented attitude.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, subordinates, and students.
  • Ability to perform work independently.
  • Experience with WMS and OCLC interlibrary loan software preferred.
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion and in accordance with FERPA regulations.
  • A strong commitment to a culture of diversity, respect and inclusion; demonstrated ability to build working relationships with people having a wide variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences different from ones' own.
  • General knowledge of the University's mission, purpose and goals and the role this position plays in achieving those goals.
  • Ability to follow University policies and procedures.
  • If you operate a University owned, leased or personal vehicle at any time while performing your duties you must follow all policies and procedures outlined in the Operations Manual. You must have a valid driver's license and must successfully pass the online safe Driving Course and driving record check at time of hire and annually thereafter. Additionally, you must report any driving offense, on or off company time, which causes a loss, suspension, or any other change in your license status. You must report this change within one business day of the offense. You can report this change to the Human Resource Department or your direct supervisor. Failure to do so can lead to disciplinary action, up to and including terminations.


Additional Information:
Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
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.

Application Instructions: Applicants for this position should attach a cover letter and 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.

An Equal Opportunity Employer, Bay Path University is committed to fostering diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff.


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Manager, Database Administration, Trajectory, Inc., Marblehead, MA

Job description: You will work with the Director of Content Management to manage the flow of eBooks throughout our production and distribution process. You will play a key role in the creation of eBook metadata and the quality review of eBooks in the channel. You will have the chance to interact with some of the most interesting book publishers around the world.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Collect and evaluate data to solve complex technical and operational issues.
  • Exercise superb technical judgment and influence. Contribute to discussions and decisions, Achieve consensus across several functional groups.
  • Drive all aspects of the project life-cycle: expectation setting, requirements, project and resource planning, communication, execution, and finalization.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BS in Information Technology or related subject, or MS in Library and Information Science or related subject preferred. Students and degree candidates currently enrolled in Library and Information Science programs encouraged to apply.
  • Ability to establish priorities, work independently, and proceed with objectives with minimal supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to build relationships across several diverse technical and non-technical domestic and global teams.
  • Ability to understand technical subjects and emerging technologies as well as their relevance to the publishing market.
  • Creative problem-solving, analytical skills, strong attention to detail, strong business judgment, and the ability to be agile under pressure.
  • Capacity to think strategically and contribute to strategy, process improvement and other company objectives. 

Apply here.

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Historical Archivist, Diocese of Manchester, NH

ACCOUNTABILITY: The Bishop of Manchester is the visible principal and foundation of unity in the particular diocese entrusted to him. In a unique and visible way, he makes Christ's mission present and enduring as Shepherd of the Christian Community. In order to fulfill his mission, the Bishop employs suitable, chosen collaborators (clerics, religious, or lay people). He shares with them the apostolic mission and entrusts various responsibilities to them. 

Each position employed in the Chancery helps to extend the ministry of the Bishop in particular ways as outlined in the position description. All employees of the diocesan administration assist the Bishop of Manchester in serving the parishes, schools and institutions of the Catholic Church in New Hampshire.

This position is accountable to the Bishop of Manchester and is supervised by the Chancellor.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The historical archivist is responsible for assembling, cataloguing, preserving, and managing valuable collections of historical information regarding the Catholic Church in New Hampshire and its ministries. The historical archivist primarily serves the administrative needs of the Diocesan Administration and assists parishes and Catholic schools with research, preservation, and records management issues but also makes the archives available to the public for scholarly research.

DUTIES:

  1. Assist the Bishop and Diocesan staff by fulfilling the ministry of the archives as a working and helpful diocesan ministry.
  2. Assists the diocesan, parish, and Catholic school staffs with research, preservation, and records management matters.
  3. Assist parishes facing closings and mergers with cataloguing, preserving, and retaining ecclesiastical records and sacred patrimony in accordance with canon law.   
  4. Collect, preserve, and make available for scholarly research by appointment historical materials in accordance with canon law and civil privacy laws.
  5. Establish a budget.
  6. Continue to process archival materials in accordance with established Record Groups.
  7. Respond to research requests from the diocesan staff, parishes, schools, other Catholic organizations, and members of the publicies.
  8. Continue the preservation process including digitization of records.
  9. Continue to accession and deaccession materials according to established policies.
  10. Design and collaborate with others to create exhibits that portray the history of the Diocese of Manchester and its ministries.
  11. Collaborate with colleagues in public and private local archives
  12. Complete projects and assignments as directed by the Chancellor and Bishop of Manchester.

 

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, AND SKILLS REQUIRED:                              

Education: Bachelor Degree required. Professional training and/or certification as a historical archivist or related field preferred.

Experience: Work or experience in archives or library science preferred.  Work or volunteer experience in a Roman Catholic parish, Catholic school, or institution also preferred.

Skills: Proficiency in the use of personal computers including: word processing, spreadsheet, database, and Internet programs (requirement details are found in a separate document and are under the direction of the Director of Information Services)

Ability to communicate well both orally and in writing and strong interpersonal skills.

Ability to work well with others both within and outside of the Diocesan Administration in order to achieve objectives.

Ability to use computers, calculators, copiers, fax machines, scanners, and other office equipment. 

ENVIRONMENT:

  1. Minimal exposure to chemicals related to copier equipment and general office solvents
  2. Lifting and carrying objects up to ten pounds occasionally required
  3. Reaching at or above shoulder level occasionally required; reaching below shoulder level frequently required
  4. Frequent hand manipulation required to operate controls and equipment; occasional hand manipulation in grasping and/or handling materials is required
  5. Other physical activity (twisting, bending, squatting, crawling, kneeling, climbing) occasionally required
  6. Ability to walk and carry materials up and down four flights of stairs. The repository is not handicap accessible.
  7. Traveling throughout the State of New Hampshire rarely required

DQuinlan@RCBM.org  Please send resume to Diane Quinlan Chancellor for the Diocese of Manchester, NH

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Records Analyst, Ropes & Gray, Boston, MA

JOB SUMMARY: Assist in the maintenance of the firm's client and business information including physical and electronic files; collects and organizes all incoming related work, including retrieval and distribution of files. The RIM Analyst serves as an initial point of contact for internal and external client requests and inquiries. In accordance with department policies and procedures, applies appropriate disposition to records. Provides support, as needed, for the firm's document management system.

PRIMARY DUTIES:

  1. Coordinates workflow and is responsible for prioritization of personal workload on a daily basis.
  2. Prepare new records, following department procedures.
  3. Edit and track existing records, including researching information on file activity history, by utilizing records management system reports.
  4. Under direction from the Records Mobility and Disposition Coordinator (RMDC) and in accordance with the Firm's retention policy, review emails and records eligible for disposal or final disposition.Follow records disposal procedures communicating with responsible attorneys, clients, vendors and IT as appropriate.
  5. Assist RMDC with the review and release of designated client records (including email, physical and electronic) for transfer out of the Firm.
  6. Work on a team as a customer service representative, retrieving and delivering files from the records department or offsite storage, and answering requests in all formats.
  7. Creatively solve problems and adhere to department standard operating procedures and policies while executing good judgment in escalating issues to the RIM Supervisor.
  8. Assist with the training of new and existing department employees and end users.
  9. Assist the RIM Supervisor with ensuring compliance of department and Firm policies and standard operating procedures.
  10. Assist the Senior RIM Analyst with the attorney departure process including the collection, review and vetting of attorney's personal emails and documents.
  11. Under instruction of the Senior RIM Analyst, file client and Firm email to the Firm's document management system.
  12. Support other records functions and Knowledge Management initiatives as needed.


EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  1. Bachelor's degree required.
  2. Two years of general office work including data entry, records filing and related duties; law firm experienced preferred.
  3. Experience working with intellectual property, trust administration, and litigation records preferred.
  4. Proficiency with Microsoft office.
  5. iManage Records Manager (IRM) experience desired
  6. Experience with iManage/FileSite preferred.
  7. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team is essential.
  8. Experience working with electronic records system preferred.
  9. Familiarity with records/document retention procedures preferred.
  10. Familiarity with incoming and outgoing records transfer procedures preferred.


ESSENTIAL CAPABILITIES:

  • Ability to organize and prioritize numerous tasks and complete them under tight time constraints
  • Ability to follow instructions from internal and external clients and follow through on requests
  • Ability to accomplish a task by carefully paying attention to all levels of detail
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing with all levels of personnel, including attorneys, paralegals, secretaries and other support staff.
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Ability to be flexible and maintain a professional manner in all situations
  • Reliable and punctual.
  • Ability to work within a multi-office environment.
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment.


WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Normal office environment and schedule.
  • Capability to lift at least twenty-five pounds repeatedly.


The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.

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Medical Education Librarian, MaineGeneral Health, Augusta & Waterville, ME

  • Provides reference, research, and document delivery services for patrons
  • Maintains the library information databases, Performs and/or supervises daily cataloging, circulation, reference, and acquisition functions.
  • Develops, coordinates and provides educational programs for library/'medical education to ensure regulatory compliance. Develops and provides educational programs for library patrons.
  • Monitors, maintains, and prepares compliance with medical education standards. 

Please apply online

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Job Opportunities, Archives and Special Collections, MIT Libraries, Cambridge, MA

The MIT Libraries are seeking ambitious and creative archives and special collections professionals advance the Libraries growing needs. This is an exciting time at the MIT Libraries. With the recent MIT Faculty Report on the Future of Libraries, the Institute has reaffirmed the importance of the Libraries. MIT has a bold new vision for the library as an open global platform rooted in our shared values and mission; supported by innovative approaches to community and relationships, discovery and use, and stewardship and sustainability; and informed and enabled by an expanded emphasis on research and development. To advance this vision, the Libraries have committed resources to building organizational capacity in archives and special collections and is seeking to hire three new positions: 

  • Program Head, Special Collections - Leads strategy and workflows related to the appraisal, acquisition, processing, description, curation, management, conservation, and preservation of special collections, including visual collections and rare books, in collaboration with other colleagues in IASC and the Libraries. Promotes and interprets rare and unique collections through innovative and engaging physical and digital exhibitions, educational programming, social media and other creative means. (For complete job posting see: http://libraries.mit.edu/about/#Jobs

  • Archivist for Collections - Oversees the acquisition, processing, description, management and preservation of archival and manuscript collections. Contributes to collection development, collection donor relations, and establishing strategies and priorities for processing and access. (For complete job posting see: http://libraries.mit.edu/about/#Jobs

  • Digital Scholarship Archivist - Coordinates, facilitates and enhances activities to advance student, faculty and public awareness and use of, learning with, and access to digital archives and special collections.  Assists with coordination of digital collections workflows and the creation of digital assets from archives and special collections materials. Works with Libraries' technology tools and platforms to expand access to IASC content, through the website and other medium. (For complete job posting see: http://libraries.mit.edu/about/#Jobs

 

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by December 1, 2017; positions open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly welcomes applications from qualified women and minority candidates. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection and respect of a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions are encouraged to apply.

 

The MIT Libraries are dedicated to advancing research, teaching, and learning at MIT and beyond. In addition to supporting every part of the Institute with distinctive collections, world-class service and expertise, and welcoming spaces, the Libraries seek to define the global research library of the future. We aim to play a leading role in advancing knowledge to solve global challenges by enhancing the discovery, use, collection, creation, management, dissemination, and preservation of information across disciplines. Library staff at all levels contribute to this mission and to a culture that values openness, inclusion, innovation, and community.

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Youth Services Librarian, Norton Public Library, Norton, MA

YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN WANTED
The Norton Public Library has an immediate opening for an innovative and enthusiastic Youth Services Librarian. The Youth Services Department is a priority in this small but fast-paced library. 
The Youth Services Librarian is responsible for developing, implementing, and publicizing the library's programs and services to children, teens and caregivers; purchasing and maintaining the collection; and building relationships with schools, homeschoolers and other community partners. 
Position reports to the Library Director. This is a professional position. 
The ideal candidate will bring the skills and/or ability to learn programming, collection development, readers' advisory, circulation duties, assisting patrons with technology and participating in the library's online presence and marketing, including the website, digital display, social media and emerging technologies. Programs include family storytimes, Jr. Friends, enrichment programs with community groups, and summer reading. Position is 35 hours per week and includes evening hours and a Saturday rotation. This is a benefited position and includes health insurances, vacation, sick and holiday leave 
Qualifications
  • MLS from an ALA accredited program or equivalent combination of skills and experience required 
  • Experience in a public library strongly preferred 
  • Strong public service orientation and skills
  • Ability to prioritize and focus in a busy environment 
  • Knowledge of children's and young adult literature 
  • Knowledge of library skills and operation
  • Demonstrated ability with technology, including library automation, social media, digital resources
  • Comfortable with Excel, Word and publishing programs at efficient speed 
  • Comfortable with, or able to learn, website management 
  • Creativity and ability to plan, develop, execute and supervise programming 
  • Ability to work effectively with the public, volunteers and other staff 
  • Excellent oral and written communication and customer service skills 
  • Knowledge of and adherence to professional standards 
  • Physically able to bend, stretch and lift materials from floor to overhead shelves 
  • May be required to move and arrange office furniture in the library, such as chairs and tables
  • Vision and hearing at, or correctable to, normal ranges; work functions involve close work with books, library materials and patrons 
Salary: $40,222 
Closing Date: November 21st or until position is filled 
Please send cover letter, resume and the names and contact information for three references to: 
Lee Parker, Director, Norton Public Library - lparker@sailsinc.org 
Or
Lee Parker, Director, Norton Public Library, 68 East Main Street, Norton, MA 02766

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Records Manager/Digital Archivist, Brown University Library, Providence, RI

Brown University Library seeks an experienced, innovate, collaborative, and service-oriented individual for the new position of Records Manager/Digital Archivist.

Reporting to the University Archivist and Assistant Director of the John Hay Library, the Records Manager/Digital Archivist will develop and implement a records management program for institutional records in both analog and digital formats. The incumbent is expected to take a proactive approach in establishing close working relationships with departments across campus with a focus on the academic administration of the University.

The full posting can be found online at the Brown Career Site.

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Technology Librarian, Norman Williams Public Library, Woodstock, VT

Part-Time Technology Librarian:

The Norman Williams Public Library in Woodstock, Vermont seeks a part-time technology whiz to join our staff! If you love learning about the latest gadgets, and excel at helping others learn about technology, we want to hear from you. This is a great opportunity for a tech guru to work and live in the beautiful, welcoming Upper Valley region of Vermont.

This position is responsible for the operation and maintenance of the online library catalog, integrated library system, and all library networks including servers, Internet, telephones, security and other automated systems. Documents and updates procedures, and trains others to use those procedures. This position supervises technology training programs for library patrons and staff. This position is responsible for computer security within the library. May also be responsible for licensing and providing access to online library database subscriptions. NWPL is part of a consortial environment, and this position must work closely with a central systems office and with peers at sister institutions to ensure the smooth functioning of a shared online system.

The duties include: Knowledge of and comfort with educational technologies, such as PowerPoint, html, and website management software; ability to quickly teach oneself new technologies, create necessary documentation and other training tools, and be prepared to teach the technologies to a wide range of constituents. Familiarity and skills with html syntax, and with creating and updating of web pages. Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Windows Server and Network Administration would also be helpful.

Minimum requirements: MLS and/or computer science degree and relevant experience.

Anticipated start date: late 2017/early 2018. Salary, hours and schedule to be determined.

Please send resume & cover letter to Amanda Merk, Executive Director, NWPL to amanda@normanwilliams.org

Applications will be accepted until November 30th.

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Job Opportunities, Abbot Public Library, Marblehead, MA

IS ONE OF YOUR 2018 NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS TO TAKE A STEP FORWARD IN YOUR CAREER?
Due to the coincidence of two long-service librarians' retirements, the Abbot Public Library, in the classic New England town of Marblehead, MA , is looking to fill the parallel management positions of Head, Public Services, and Head, Technical Services. If your experience, expertise and enthusiasms are in either the public services or technical services operational areas, we invite you to consider the job postings below.

The Town of Marblehead is a coastal community, 18 miles north of Boston, with a notable historical heritage, a lively cultural scene, ample natural beauty and strong support for its public library.

HEAD, PUBLIC SERVICES, ABBOT PUBLIC LIBRARY, MARBLEHEAD, MA

SUMMARY

Seeking an enthusiastic and flexible team player, with professional experience well-matched to the recently created position of Head, Public Services.  This person will be a key member of the Library's management team, as the organization develops its vision for the future, including a major facility upgrade. Reporting to the Library Director, the Head, Public Services has responsibility for supervising, coordinating, participating in, and continuously improving the Library's Public Services operations, including Reference, Reader's Advisory, Circulation, Stack Maintenance and related services. The full-time work schedule includes some evenings and weekends.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

 

QUALIFICATIONS
A Master's Degree in Library Science, with a minimum of 3 years experience in a library public services supervisory position. Strong communication and customer service skills; flexibility; dependability; demonstrated ability to function effectively as both a team member and team leader. Excellent computer literacy.  Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. and stand for extended periods.

HEAD, TECHNICAL SERVICES, ABBOT PUBLIC LIBRARY, MARBLEHEAD, MA

SUMMARY

Reporting to the Library Director, the Head, Technical Services has responsibility for supervising, coordinating, participating in, and continuously improving all Technical Services operations, including ordering, receiving, paying, cataloging, processing and related activities. This person will be a key member of the Library's management team, as the organization develops its vision for the future, including a major facility upgrade. The full-time work schedule includes some evenings and weekends.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Directly supervises staff whose primary responsibilities are in the Technical Services area; coordinates the Technical Services activities of staff whose responsibilities are equally or primarily in other areas. Participates in and/or oversees the training and onboarding of all staff with responsibilities in Technical Services.
  • Provides and/or oversees the production of records for all materials ordered, received, cataloged and processed to be added to the Library's collections.  Oversees the disposition of materials to be removed from the Library's collections.
  • Tracks expenditure of Library's materials budget by individual selectors. Coordinates and oversees payment of invoices for materials purchased.
  • In consultation with Library Director, interfaces with NOBLE and other vendors regarding the Library's computer equipment and systems; arranges for maintenance and repair services, as needed. Keeps inventory of Library's computer equipment.
  • Participates in Reference Service, as scheduled.
  • Stays informed regarding current issues and trends related to library technical services.
  • Provides input on Technical Services issues for Director, as needed.
  • In coordination with the Head, Public Services, oversees daily operation of the Library in Director's absence.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature and complexity as requested.

 

QUALIFICATIONS
A Master's Degree in Library Science, with a minimum of 3 years experience in a library technical services supervisory position. Advanced skills in working with library computer system records; flexibility; dependability; ability to function effectively as both a team member and team leader; Excellent computer literacy and knowledge of emerging technology. Ability to lift up to 20 lbs. and stand for extended periods.


FOR BOTH POSITIONS:

SALARY RANGE

$53,376.96 - $70,983.64, annually, in steps

CLOSING DATE
Open until filled.  Preference given to applications received by November 24th, 2017.

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

Mailing address is:
235 Pleasant Street
Marblehead, MA 01945

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Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

Commensurate with experience.

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


Position Focus: Under the direction of the Director of E-Resources & Serials Management (ERSM), the Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian focuses on establishing and maintaining online access to content licensed by Yale University Library (YUL). This position supervises a team of staff responsible for key discovery and cataloging workflows. Within a changing and flexible environment, s/he works closely with colleagues and vendors to ensure consistent access to library holdings across multiple platforms including the library's catalog and article discovery services. Manages YUL's troubleshooting service, focused on complex access problems. Works closely with other units within ERSM and partner departments to support and improve access to licensed electronic collections.

Manages access to licensed and open access electronic resources through key systems such as the knowledge base, link resolver, discovery service, and integrated library system; Recommends and implements improvements to existing tools and workflows. Supports access to e-resources via IP authentication, remote access through VPN, and other network and identity management controls. Provides e-resource expertise both internally to library staff and externally to vendors and the larger Yale community. Oversees departmental troubleshooting support, resolving access-related problems, responding to reported issues, and working with internal and external partners to fix issues in a timely manner. Stays abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to e-resources. Plays an active role in e-resource related projects and initiatives as assigned.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • A Master's degree from an ALA‐accredited library school and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience is required for this position.
  • The ability to apply the principles that guide the organization of bibliographic information to the organization of electronic resources.
  • Demonstrated ability working in an integrated library system or knowledge base. Conceptual and practical knowledge of the technologies used to manage and access e-resources over time.
  • Familiarity with library acquisitions and licensing and how these impact access to electronic resources. An understanding of the best practices for managing the records that track electronic purchases, subscriptions, and licenses.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated analytical and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment. 

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

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Demonstrated ability managing e-resources within an ILS, knowledge base, link resolver, and article discovery service. Familiarity with batch load procedures. Knowledge of e-resource licensing. Understanding of e-resource access issues. Demonstrated record designing projects and completing them in a timely manner. Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise, train and motivate staff.

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

Technical Services
Within the University Library, Technical Services departments pursue a course of continual change and innovation in building integrated, university-wide information access systems. These systems are designed to provide readers timely access to new materials in all formats as well as a high-quality bibliographic record of Yale's extraordinary library collections, which have developed over the last three centuries. 

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

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

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

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Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian, Yale University Library, New Haven, CT

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

Position Focus: Under the direction of the Director of E-Resources & Serials Management (ERSM), the Electronic Resources Acquisitions Librarian focuses on establishing and maintaining strong intellectual control over content throughout the acquisitions life cycle of electronic resources licensed by Yale University Library (YUL). This position supervises a team of staff responsible for key acquisitions and licensing management workflows. Within a changing and flexible environment, s/he works closely with colleagues and vendors to manage the acquisition and licensing of new electronic resources as well as the renewal of existing subscriptions. Works collaboratively with other librarians and staff to ensure consistent access to library holdings across multiple platforms including the library's catalog and discovery services. Works closely with other units within ERSM and partner departments to ensure the efficient acquisition and licensing of electronic resources.

Oversees ordering of electronic content in Yale integrated library system (Voyager) and the license tracking system. Manages key e-resource life cycle processes such as the management of trial access, tracking licensing data, and the collection of usage statistics for electronic resources purchased or subscribed to by YUL; Recommends and implements improvements to existing tools and workflows. Provides e-resource expertise both internally to library staff and externally to vendors and the larger Yale community. Contributes advanced knowledge to departmental troubleshooting support, resolving access-related problems, responding to reported issues, and working with internal and external partners to fix issues in a timely manner. Takes an active role in Yale University Library's license review process. Stays abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to e-resources. Plays an active role in e-resource related projects and initiatives as assigned.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  • A Master's degree from an ALA‐accredited library school and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience is required for this position.
  • Ability to apply the principles that guide the organization of bibliographic information to the organization of electronic resources. Demonstrated experience with library acquisitions.
  • An understanding of the best practices for managing the records that track electronic purchases, subscriptions, and licenses.
  • Demonstrated ability working in an integrated library system. Conceptual and practical knowledge of the technologies used to manage and access e-resources.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated analytical and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and in a team environment. 


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

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Demonstrated ability managing acquisitions processes within an ILS. Knowledge of e-resource licensing and the legal framework in which it takes place. Understanding of access issues as they pertain to the discovery and use of e-resources. Demonstrated record of designing projects and completing them in a timely manner. Demonstrated ability to effectively supervise, train and motivate staff.

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

Technical Services
Within the University Library, Technical Services departments pursue a course of continual change and innovation in building integrated, university-wide information access systems. These systems are designed to provide readers timely access to new materials in all formats as well as a high-quality bibliographic record of Yale's extraordinary library collections, which have developed over the last three centuries. 

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

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

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

Online Application Adress: http://bit.ly/2iiESYw

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Job Opportunities, New Haven Free Public Library, New Haven, CT

T Senior Administrator (Librarian IV)

New Haven Free Public Library (CT)

https://www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/hr/looking_for_a_job_/job_information/job_postings.htm?JobID=43

Application Deadline:  Nov. 17, 2017

Salary Range: $68,891 - $79,851

MLIS Required

 

Business Reference Librarian (Librarian II)

New Haven Free Public Library (CT)

https://www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/hr/looking_for_a_job_/job_information/job_postings.htm?JobID=42

Application Deadline:  November 17, 2017

Salary:  $46,903

MLIS Required

 

Young Minds & Family Learning Librarian (Librarian II)

Check here for listing on October 30, 2017, https://www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/hr/looking_for_a_job_/job_information/job_postings.htm

Application Deadline:  November 24, 2017

Salary:  $46,903

MLIS Required

 

Library Technical Assistant (IT track)

https://www.newhavenct.gov/gov/depts/hr/looking_for_a_job_/job_information/job_postings.htm?JobID=44

Application Deadline:  November 3, 2017

Salary:  $45,707

Civil Service Library Support Staff

 

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Youth Librarian, Kingston Community Library, Kingston, NH

October 27, 2017 

The Kingston Community Library seeks an energetic, creative Youth Librarian to provide exceptional services for children and teens. Duties include programming, circulation, collection development, reference and reader's advisory, and outreach. We are looking for someone who can act independently, focus on customer needs, and provide excellent customer service and programming.

Duties:

Directs and performs children's and young adult library services, programs, collection development and public relations, including publicity, displays, calendar of activities and services; promotes children's and young adult library services through outreach programs to schools, daycares and other community groups.

An incumbent in this position consistently demonstrates:

  1. Advanced knowledge of the principles and practices of library service functions in a public library setting;
  2. Working knowledge of children's literature and children's programming;
  3. Working knowledge of computer networks, software and hardware, and databases used in public library operations;
  4. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office;
  5. Ability to deal effectively with Town staff, youth and the public;
  6. Ability to train staff and public in the use of library computers;
  7. Ability to develop innovative and interesting youth programs;
  8. Ability to handle multiple projects and details;
  9. Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

Qualifications: MLS in Library Science with an emphasis on children's programming. A bachelor's in Child Development, Education or related field from an accredited college or university may be considered; experience working in a library and working knowledge of library practices and procedures.

Must be able to work at a desk thirty-two (32) to thirty-six (36) inches high, carry heavy armloads of books, use stairs, and reach all shelves with or without the aid of a step-stool.

 

Full time position with benefits. Some evenings and 2 Saturdays per month required.

Salary negotiable.

 

Kingston is a historic town in southeastern New Hampshire with a population of approximately 7,500. 

 

Send resume, cover letter, and three references to:

director@kingston-library.org

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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Librarian/Archivist, Roxbury Community College, Roxbury Crossing, MA

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

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

Examples of Duties: 

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

Requirements:

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

Additional Desired Qualifications:

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

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

Effective date: Spring Semester, 2018 Application Deadline: December 22, 2018

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

Appointment is subject to SORI (Sexual Offense Registry Information) background check, and a publicly accessible Massachusetts CORI (Criminal Offense Registry Information) background check.

Roxbury Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment including sexual violence. Inquiries or complaints concerning discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or sexual violence shall be referred to the College's Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission or the United States Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights.

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

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Librarian II, Technical Services & Technology Librarian, Westborough Public Library, Westborough, MA

The Westborough Public Library is seeking applications from qualified individuals for the full-time position of Librarian II, Technical Services & Technology Librarian. 

 

Westborough is a dynamic, diverse town of about 19,000 located 30 miles west of Boston. In 2015 it was ranked #14 on Money magazine's best places to live in the country, and its schools are consistently ranked among the top districts in the Commonwealth. Its proximity to the Mass Pike and Routes 9 and 495 has made it attractive for businesses and commuters, and an MBTA commuter rail station makes it easy to travel to Boston, Worcester, and beyond.

 

Applicants must have a thorough knowledge of cataloging library materials using AACR2 and Dewey classification, and copy cataloging of MARC records. Knowledge of the Evergreen ILS is highly desirable but experience with other ILS systems will be considered.

 

Technology skills are essential to this position, since the applicant will manage the library's IT hardware and software, update the library website, calendar, and social media; and assist in selection of online resources.

 

This position also includes acquisitions, weeding, Reference Desk coverage, and presentation of classes for the public and staff.

 

Applicants shall possess a Master's degree in Library Science (M.L.S.) from an ALA-accredited college or university and two years of related public library experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience. The position requires day, evening and weekend hours.

 

A thorough job description may be obtained on the Town of Westborough Human Resources website at https://www.town.westborough.ma.us/human-resources/pages/employment-opportunities

 

This is a 40 hour per week union position, N-17, with a starting salary of $54,444 per year.  Interested persons should submit a resume and cover letter or an application with cover letter to Kristi Williams, Assistant Town Manager, 34 West Main Street, Westborough, MA 01581 by November 1, 2017.

 

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Reference Librarian, Brockton Public Library, Brockton, MA

Applications for the position of Reference Librarian are being accepted for appointment by the Board of Library Trustees on or after November 27, 2017. This is a full time (35 hours per week) year round position required to work one or two evenings a week, three Saturdays out of four, and morning, afternoon, and evening hours. The position will be subject to a six (6) month probationary work period. The position will be compensated in seven step raises (on or after the anniversary of employment).

Duties:

  • Actively assists adult and young adult patrons in using print, non-print and electronic resources to secure information
  • Selects and weeds non-fiction books and non-print material in designated areas
  • Reviews, selects, and updates book marked Internet sites
  • Participates in decisions regarding uses of electronic technology
  • Assists patrons in using computer resources
  • Researches obituary information
  • Prepares readers' advisory materials and aids
  • Works with community, agencies and groups to enable the library to better serve patrons
  • Inputs data in the OCLN database
  • Maintains displays and exhibits
  • Participates in workshop and training opportunities
  • Serves on professional and network committees
  • May be required to serve as "Librarian in Charge" in the absence of Supervisors, Assistant Library Director or the Library Director.

Qualifications:

  • MLS candidate required, MLS preferred (if candidate, must receive degree within 5 years of appointment
  • Technical skills searching the Internet, on-line services and CD ROM products required
  • Ability to train and supervise assigned employees and/or volunteers
  • Ability to relate to patrons and staff with professional friendliness, patience, tact and resourcefulness
  • Ability to converse in Spanish, Portuguese, French, Creole or another language spoken by one of Brockton's linguistic minority population desirable

Benefits: The position is covered under the terms of the contract with the Brockton Public Library Employees' Association, SEIU, Local 888. Interested applicants should forward a letter of application and resume by to: Paul Engle, Library Director, Brockton Public Library, 304 Main Street, Brockton, MA 02301 or by email: pengle@cobma.us. The City of Brockton requires residency within one year of appointment and must remain a resident for 7 years. Finalists will be subject to a Criminal Record Information (CORI) check, and the City of Brockton is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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