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Data Services & Management Subject Specialist, Priddy Library, Rockville, MD

The Priddy Library is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic information professional to serve as the Data Services & Management Subject Specialist Librarian at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). The successful candidate will lead the development and provision of the Data Management and Visualization Lab at the Priddy Library. For a full description of the position and to apply, please visit:
USG is a regional higher education center of the University System of Maryland (USM) located in Rockville, Maryland. USG is an innovative partnership of nine public universities providing access to more than 80 high-demand undergraduate and graduate degrees specifically selected to respond to the workforce needs of the county and region.

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Knowledge Management and Communication Officer, ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal


The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the Hindu Kush Himalaya (HKH) - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. Working in partnership with regional and international organizations, ICIMOD aims to influence policy and practices to meet environmental and livelihood challenges emerging in the HKH. ICIMOD provides a platform for researchers, practitioners, and policy makers from the region and around the globe to generate and share knowledge, support evidence-based decision making, and encourage regional cooperation. ICIMOD delivers impact through its six Regional Programmes:
  1. Adaptation and Resilience Building
  2. Transboundary Landscapes
  3. River Basins and Cryosphere
  4. Atmosphere
  5. Mountain Environment Regional Information System
  6. Mountain Knowledge and Action Networks
These regional programmes are supported by four Thematic Areas of Livelihoods, Ecosystem Services, Water and Air, and Geospatial Solutions, and underpinned by Knowledge Management and Communication. ICIMOD seeks to reduce poverty and vulnerability and improve the lives and livelihoods of mountain women and men, now and in the future.
The Knowledge Management and Communication (KMC) Unit serves as a resource for the organization through its involvement in the preparation and distribution of technical publications and information materials, media-related activities, outreach events, content development, and maintenance of the internal and external websites, all in line with the ICIMOD branding policy.

For more information, see here.

Responsibilities and tasks

Under the direct supervision of the Head of KMC, in coordination with the China Country Focal Person and other colleagues across the Centre, the Knowledge Management and Communications Officer will perform the following tasks:
  • Assist ICIMOD with all Knowledge Management and Communication activities in and related to China, including the adaptation of style or format to ensure that messages achieve maximum impact
  • Spearhead scoping missions on the communication landscape in China to recommend the best modes to achieve impact for ICIMOD
  • Work with the KMC team and ICIMOD's China Country Focal Person to generate news, blogs, and feature materials for publication in key specialist and general-interest media, science platforms, and networks in China
  • Solicit/contribute news and events specific to ICIMOD from Chinese partner institutions for the website and Chinese social media
  • Lead and/or coordinate the translation work and summary of key Chinese knowledge products into English and vice versa 
  • Lead KMC-related events organized in China in close collaboration with other partners
  • Work closely with the KMC team in developing an information page on ICIMOD's website in Chinese 
  • Work closely with KMC Focal Points and programme staff to identify opportunities to create and support the development of engaging Chinese content aligned with the objectives of ICIMOD and its initiatives
  • Research and harvest reliable and relevant resources - information, data, and knowledge from open-access repositories in China
  • Help strengthen the media database at ICIMOD and news dissemination with a particular emphasis on Chinese media agencies
  • Interact with and work in close relationship with CN-ICIMOD and liaise with other Chinese partners both in China and at ICIMOD.  

Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Journalism, Information Management/Science, Development Communication, Knowledge Management, or related field with extensive experience in information, behavioural, and/or communications sciences 
  • Minimum two years of work experience in related field of communications as a communications specialist or journalist, as well as experience with a recognized national or international organization
  • Sound knowledge of communication strategies, knowledge management tools, and information technology.
  • High level of skills in Chinese and English language


  • Teamwork and cooperation: Works effectively and smoothly across multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural teams and take actions to build a cohesive work climate in which all members are included; solicits ideas and opinions to help form specific decisions and plans.
  • Result orientation: Proactively approaches the smooth organization of internal processes; works independently with a strong sense of initiative, discipline, and self-motivation
  • Cross cultural impact: Able to adapt personal style, manners and communication to accommodate various cultures and to find appropriate ways to demonstrate ICIMOD values; finds solutions in case of misunderstanding
  • Analytical thinking: Able to analyze data and to make a decision when needed on less than complete data; able to brings different viewpoints into the decision-making process and to set priorities among competing interests
  • Impactful communication: Presents and discusses ideas effectively within the team - conveys thoughts and ideas in a clear concise way; demonstrates active listening skills and argues his or her standpoint in a clear and logical manner 
  • Behavioral flexibility and managing change: Helps others learn how and when to adapt their behavior most effectively and adjusts approaches based on new information or events
  • Developing others: Actively supports a continuous learning culture and contributes to increased understanding in the institute of his/her own expertise and to raising awareness about compliance, protocols and processes; explains the application and interpretation of compliance, procedures and processes
  • Continuous improvement and innovation: Easily implements new technologies and approaches when necessary and recognizes present opportunities; continually improves work processes and questions status quo practices/traditions and assumptions

Duty Station

ICIMOD headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal.


Two years, with a probation period of 6 months, starting as early as possible, with the possibility of an extension, subject to performance and ICIMOD's future funding levels.


Salaries and benefits at ICIMOD are competitive compared to other regional organizations; remuneration is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Gender and Equity Policy

Qualified and eligible women candidates and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. ICIMOD implements a gender fair policy and is supportive of working women. It operates a Day-Care Centre at the campus and is committed to gender mainstreaming at the organisational and programmatic levels.

Method of application

Applicants are requested to apply online before 05 Feb 2018 through ICIMOD's online application system.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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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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Instructional Designer, Art + Feminism

The Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-thon seeks an Instructional Designer to support the educational needs of our initiative. 

Art+Feminism ( is an award winning campaign to improve coverage of women and the arts on Wikipedia, and to encourage female editorship.

Wikipedia's gender trouble is well documented. In a 2011 survey, the Wikimedia Foundation found that less than 10% of its contributors identify as female. Since 2014, over 7,000 people at more than 500 events around the world have participated in Art+Feminism's Edit-a-thons, resulting in the creation and improvement of more than 11,000 articles on Wikipedia. Foreign Policy Magazine named the founders Leading Global Thinkers and the project has received almost $200,000 in grant funding. Art+Feminism has also received coverage from Artforum, The New York Times, The New Yorker, CBC, Canadian Art, and the BBC. The ideal candidate has strong instructional design skills, an interest in feminist and social justice work, and a working knowledge of the Wikipedia community.The Instructional

Designer's responsibilities will include:

  • Revise our editing kit (, which includes 13 2-5 minute training videos and 2 reusable PowerPoint presentations. Revisions must also be ADA-compliant.- Consult on relevant external training materials to be shared with our community.

The position is grant-funded for up to $2500 and the work would take place from December, 2017 - February, 2018. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to us at

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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.


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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.

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  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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Digital Library Technical Specialist, NASWA, Washington, DC

The National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) is seeking to hire a full-time Digital Library Technical Specialist to support the Knowledge Exchange Digital Library. This is a remote work/teleworking position. Occasional domestic travel may be required to assist at conferences, meetings, or trainings.

Project Description

The Unemployment Insurance Integrity Center (Center), a division of NASWA, has been formed in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) Office of Unemployment Insurance and the New York State Department of Labor to provide innovative tools, training, and support to states in their efforts to reduce improper payments and combat unemployment insurance (UI) fraud. Among other projects, the Center is tasked with establishing the Knowledge Exchange Digital Library, which was implemented recently, in July 2017. 


The central purpose of the Library is to provide easy access to resources that will support state UI agencies in their efforts to reduce improper payments and fraud, and promote program integrity. There also is a potential opportunity to help the library expand beyond its current sole focus on unemployment integrity, to include content pertaining to all of the program areas that NASWA services, including the unemployment program in general, and workforce and its related programs (such as TANF, vocational rehabilitation, etc).



The Digital Library Technical Specialist will report to the Center Project Manager who leads on the Digital Library task. In collaboration with one other Digital Librarian, s/he is responsible for the following:

  • Serving as the Technical Lead on the Digital Library project, which may include:
    • Working with other members of the Digital Library team to develop recommendations and a strategic plan for the development and/or enhancement of library features and resources.  Also may develop / enhance the library platform directly.
    • Serving as the primary point of contact with library development vendors.
    • Monitoring the library for emergent bugs, issues, or suspicious activity, spearheading problem resolution.
    • Leading the testing of new features. 
    • Collaborating in updating and enhancing policies and procedures for platform security.
  • Assisting with daily library operations, including: reviewing library administrator reports (link checker, chat, usage statistics, etc) and addressing any issues identified therein; reviewing, adding, or removing library content; providing technical, research, and reference support to library users;
  • Assisting with the continuous curation of resources for the Library.  This will include seeking and identifying resources of interest, and ensuring that all needed permissions are in place.  This also will include assisting with the process of developing resources for the library.
  • Assisting in the development and execution of ongoing marketing strategies, as needed.
  • Diplomatically interacting with project stakeholders and learning about their user needs and concerns relative to content, features, security, and other aspects of the digital library experience.
  • Contributing to weekly and monthly project status reports.
  • Assisting in updating and maintaining policies and procedures for digital library collections, contributions, and archiving.
  • Occasional travel may be required, for relevant meetings, trainings, and events.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Education: Master's Degree in Library and Information Science; or minimum of Bachelor's in Computer Science (or related) degree program.


Experience, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience in planning, developing, launching, managing, and/or supporting digital library(ies).  
  • Strong working knowledge of library tools, methods, and/or practices for collections, cataloging, indexing, licensing and rights, security, and archiving required.
  • Experience with the DSpace platform strongly preferred; recent experience preferred.
  • Experience with metadata schemas required; experience with Dublin Core strongly preferred.
  • Strong technical knowledge and related skills are required, including any or all of the following: web site development, repository platform development, coding languages (HTML, CSS, JavaScript, XML, MySQL), harvesting technologies, database development and/or management, and API integration. 
  • Must have strong understanding of user experience optimization; solid understanding of user authentication (single sign-on) protocols also would be helpful.
  • Experience with library chat technology; LibAnswers with LibChat (by SpringShare) preferred.
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, communication, and time management skills.
  • Must be self-starter who excels at working both independently and as a member of a team; comfortable working in a virtual environment. 
  • Flexibility and problem-solving abilities to accommodate changes in direction and to strategize solutions to emergent issues.
  • Professionalism is a must.


Application Process:

Interested applicants should submit a résumé (which includes a detailed section specifying technical skills and experience) and cover letter to:

Sara Hall Phillips

Project Manager, UI Integrity Center

National Association of State Workforce Agencies


The application deadline is 11:59 pm ET, Wednesday, December 13, 2017.

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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).


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


  • 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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Competitive Intelligence Researcher (Virtual), LibSource

LibSource, a division of LAC Group, seeks an experienced Competitive Intelligence Researcher to join our Virtual Research team. The research request areas include medical devices, biomed, chemical, scientific, etc.


  • Independently conducts retrospective literature and patent searches on technical and business topics for clients.
  • Produces and distributes regular alerting bulletins covering technical subjects of recurring interest.
  • Monitors new developments and commercial activities of client competitor companies in key emerging technologies.
  • Provides analysis of above search/monitoring results to create periodic reports, including graphical representations and summary conclusions.
  • Works with other team members to implement and sustain information services.


  • Two years of experience in technical information research and/or analysis. Experience/knowledge of the medical device/bio industry is preferred.
  • A graduate degree or post-graduate qualification in Information and Library Management, Information Science is required.
  • Experience with databases/search services including: EBSCO, Ovid, STN, Factiva, etc.

To apply, please visit:

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