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Job Postings – Programmer and Genomics Specialist

MIM Blog - Fri, 09/10/2015 - 12:59
For questions and to apply, please contact the department at The department is seeking talented graduate and undergraduate students interested in genomics, bioinformatics and data management to assist with various ongoing projects at the i5k Workspace@NAL ( You will be working with a dynamic team to develop and maintain resources in their growing arthropod genome database and portal. The department is looking for individuals with the following qualifications: Programmer. Has experience developing and improving applications in Java, Javascript, Python/Django. Experience with RDBMS preferred (Postgres, MySQL). Has good communication skills and is eager to learn new skills. Potential tasks:
  • Communicates with genomics specialist and i5k Workspace team on program implementation
  • Implements and/or improves existing web services
  • Assists in image bank creation
Genomics specialist. Can manipulate genomic data via scripting (e.g. perl or python). Is familiar with common genomic data formats (e.g. fasta, fastq, bam/sam, gff3). Has experience with genomic analyses, including but not limited to read mapping and sequence search. Has good communication skills and is eager to learn new skills. Potential tasks:
  • Communicates with programmer and i5k Workspace team on program implementation
  • Writes/modifies tutorials on i5k Workspace functions
  • Performs quality control on incoming datasets (‘data wrangling’)
  • Adds new datasets to existing web services on demand
  • Identifies user needs, suggests new web services
  • Assists in image bank creation
Individuals seeking to work part- or full-time will be considered. Wage is commensurate with experience. Employment is through the University of Maryland, and the work will primarily be conducted at the National Agricultural Library (, with the possibility of remote work. The positions are available immediately.

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Software Testing Graduate Assistantship

MIM Blog - Fri, 09/10/2015 - 11:40

Graduate Assistant: Software Testing

Closing Date: Open until filled

Department: National Foreign Language Center

Salary: Hourly in fall & winter term /Graduate Assistant pay scale in spring

Additional salary information: Stipend, health insurance, and tuition remission for up to 10 credits for fall and spring semesters; and 6 credits total for summer sessions

Position Description

The National Foreign Language Center at the University of Maryland is seeking a student to provide software testing support for various projects, implementing test procedures using standard processes and following specifications.

This will be an hourly position, at 20 hours per week, for the remainder of the fall 2015 semester. Candidates must be available to work full time (40 hours per week) during the winter break (January 4-22, 2016). If performance warrants, a Graduate Assistantship will be offered in the spring 2016 semester.

 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct functional testing on software applications following instructions and pre-established guidelines
  • Follow test cases to verify application compliance with requirements
  • Provide screenshots of problems or errors found during testing as necessary
  • Document findings and compile action items based on test results
  • Assist with troubleshooting and defining application performance problems
  • Assist in the development of documentation for testing as needed
  • Perform other related testing duties as assigned


  • Current enrollment in Systems Engineering, Information Systems Management, or related degree program
  • A minimum of one year professional experience testing software applications
  • A good understanding of the SDLC plus experience working within the model
  • Experience working within the Agile model
  • Understanding of system documentation, including requirements, design documents, and test plans
  • Competence in the use of  technology and supporting tools for testing purposes
  • A strong sense of process, follow through, and attention to detail
  • Ability to quickly learn the functionality of new software and systems
  • Ability to find problems and defects quickly
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot problems

To apply, send your resume and cover letter to and put Software Tester in the subject line. Be sure to give details about your previous testing experience in your application, and confirm your availability to work during the winter term. We look forward to hearing from you!

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iSchool Alumna Named National Digital Stewardship Resident

Blog - MLS - Thu, 08/10/2015 - 10:38

Congratulations to 2015 iSchool Alumna Alice Prael!

Alice has been named one of only ten National Digital Stewardship Residents by the Library of Congress. This nine-month residency is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and seeks, “to build a dedicated community of professionals who will advance our nation’s capabilities in managing, preserving, and making accessible the digital record of human achievement. This will enable current and future generations to fully realize the potential of digital resources now and for years to come.”

Alice will be working on the project titled “Preservation of a Legacy: Long Term Digital Preservation at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library.”  She will examine the current infrastructure and create a long-range digital preservation policy for the “Access to Legacy” digitization project.

Alice Prael is originally from Warrensburg, Missouri and holds an undergraduate degree in English from University of Missouri, Columbia. She graduated from the iSchool with her MLS in August 2015, with a specialization in curation and management in digital assets.  During that time she served as the graduate assistant for Digital Systems and Stewardship at University of Maryland Libraries where she contributed to digital collection policies.  In this position she discovered a passion for digital preservation and partnered with the Special Collections and University Archives to create a workflow for processing born digital content.  She spent the past summer interning with the National Archives and Records Administration where she oversaw the digitization and description of a series of records from the John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection.

Congratulations and good luck Alice!

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Field Study Information Session – October 15

Blog - MLS - Wed, 07/10/2015 - 16:35

On October 15 from 6:30-7:30pm we will be hosting an online information session about the MLS field study requirement. You can join us for this session here:

This session will be recorded and posted for those unable to attend.

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Bridging The Digital Divide, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The Washington Post

Blog - MLS - Wed, 07/10/2015 - 16:18

Bridging The Digital Divide | Oct. 8, 2015
9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. at The Washington Post

Nearly every American now has access to the Internet. Yet 15 percent of adults still aren’t online. Lawmakers, city leaders, technology experts and entrepreneurs will examine obstacles to adoption and highlight efforts across the country to close the digital divide.

For more information about this even and to reserve a seat visit:

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Networking Event & Discussion: Big Data & Social Media

MIM Blog - Mon, 05/10/2015 - 14:11
When: Wednesday, October 7, 2015 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM Where: Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Colony Ballroom See: Description: Panelists will address what big data is, how professionals use social media to gather, interpret, and communicate big data, how social media analytics work, and the future outlook for social media in the communication professions.

Panelists include: Stephanie Barcomb, Data Analytics Specialist, United States General Services Administration; Ashley Mariani, Marketing Manager, Industry Weapon; Tina McCorkindale, Ph.D., APR President and CEO, Institute for Public Relations (IPR); Mark Guerinot, IBM Watson Health.

Big Data and Social Media will be a business attire event and students are invited to bring resumes. A question and answer session will follow the discussion. Sponsored by University of Maryland Communication Department, the Undergraduate Communication Association (UCA), and the Communication Alumni Advisory Board.

Please RSVP by clicking JOIN at (If you do not use Facebook, you may email to RSVP).

Contact: Julie Gowin 301-405-7323 Topical Areas: Students, Career Services, Speakers and Lectures, Workshops and Trainings, Free, College of Arts and Humanities, Weekly Newsletter


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Planning Your Job Search: Landing a Job in Information Science

Blog - MLS - Mon, 05/10/2015 - 13:19

Don’t miss this Career Focus event! Monday, October 12 from 6-7:30pm in Hornbake 2116, join Kelley Bishop, Director of Career Services and Jonathan Barney, Client Service Manager at LAC Group as they discuss conducting your job search, and landing a job in information science. Jonathan is an alumnus of the program, and has experience working with a variety of companies looking to hire library and information professionals and he is eager to share his insight with our students! Attend in person or stream online.

Attend online:

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Reminder: Archives Career Panel Tomorrow!

Blog - MLS - Mon, 05/10/2015 - 10:02

Don’t forget tomorrow’s Archives Career Panel from 5-6pm in Hornbake North, 0302H.

Attend in person or stream online to see these impressive panelists discuss their career paths, current positions and organizations, and share advice for professional development:

Erin Engle, Digital Archivist at the Library of Congress
Jason Speck, University Archivist at UMD
Margaret Huang, Archvist/Librarian at Hillwood Museum
Melanie Mueller, Assistant Director of the Niels Bohr Library and Archive, American Institute of Physics.



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Short Term Data Project, through Mid-December

MIM Blog - Fri, 02/10/2015 - 14:10

Faculty member in the Government Department has need for assistance in reorganizing and restructuring existing data sets into formats suitable for statistical analysis.

  • Work involves
  • Routine data import
  • Formatting and reformatting
  • Aggregating, merging, coding and recoding

Experience using Excel and SPSS is required though exposure to other tools may also be helpful.

All of the data sets are manageable using desktop/laptop resources (i.e.  The data aren’t so big that specialized computing is required).

Hourly pay | 10-15 hours per week | 5-6 week duration

If interested, contact Jim Gimpel:


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Librarian for Collection Development and Digital Resource Management – The Pennsylvania State University Libraries – State College, PA

Blog - MLS - Thu, 01/10/2015 - 12:53

Librarian for Collection Development and Digital Resource Management
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries

The Harrell Health Sciences Library at Penn State Hershey seeks a Librarian for Collection Development and Digital Resource Management.  Reporting to the Director, the incumbent will lead collection development and electronic resource management activities at the Harrell Health Sciences Library, a predominately digital library, located at Penn State Hershey, the medical campus for Penn State University.  The library acquires, organizes, provides access to, and delivers information resources in a variety of formats to ensure high quality resources and services are readily available in support of the academic, research, clinical and community outreach missions of Penn State Hershey.  This is a tenure track faculty appointment.

Position Summary:

The Librarian for Collection Development and Digital Resource Management is responsible for policy creation and the evaluation, promotion, and management of all print, electronic and media information resources with specific responsibility for developing policies, procedures, best practices, and documentation for managing the lifecycle of electronic resources.  The incumbent will lead the Collection Development Team, work closely with the Collection Access and Support Services Librarian to manage print and electronic resource subscriptions and administer the Harrell HSL collection budget. Provides support for the acquisition, processing, and cataloging of library materials in partnership with University Libraries Technical Services.  Critical skills include leadership for the library’s collection development activities, knowledge of the trends in Scholarly Communication, the ability to function effectively in a team environment, flexibility and the capacity to embrace change in a dynamic and evolving organization, and a facility for cross-departmental communications.


  • Manage the library’s print and electronic collections, including a small but highly regarded History of Medicine collection; oversee small local archive.
  • Collaborate with University Libraries, specifically the Life Sciences Library and other relevant STEM libraries, to build robust collections in the health and biomedical sciences across PSU.
  • Work in partnership with University Libraries to negotiate vendor licenses for both Penn State Hershey and system-wide electronic resources.
  • Provides support for the acquisition, processing, and cataloging of library materials in partnership with University Libraries Technical Services.
  • Manage electronic resource subscriptions and licenses including access, compliance, statistical reports and other technology issues; communicating as appropriate with vendors, publishers, University Libraries, Information Technology, and others.
  • Chair the Harrell HSL Collection Development Team providing a framework for the identification, selection, management and evaluation of resources.
  • Manage the Harrell HSL collections budget by calculating, monitoring, and planning expenditures; prepare and justify fund allocations.
  • Provide reference coverage; serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments; participate in the library’s education program, including conducting bibliographic instruction, research consultations, and orientations.
  • Contribute to the maintenance and support of the Harrell HSL Webpage.
  • Member of the Library Administrative Team; participate in strategic planning and evaluation of library programs, services, and resources.
  • Monitor trends in emerging technologies, business models and licensing.
  • Contribute to the profession through librarianship, teaching & learning, service, research and involvement in professional organizations.


  • MLS/MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience in procurement, licensing, management and maintenance of electronic resources.
  • Knowledge of and experience with health/STEM databases and resources.
  • Collection development experience; experience with library technical activities.
  • Experience working with vendors and publishers.
  • Experience with OpenURL Link Resolver and Metadata; knowledge of cataloging and MARC formats.  Experience with EZProxy, Serials Solutions, or other relevant systems.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging information management technologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, service oriented, rapidly changing environment to accomplish mutual goals.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively across organizational lines and in collaboration with colleagues throughout University Libraries to build strong collections.
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision making skills; aptitude for detailed work.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to achieve tenure through effective job performance, contributions to the profession through research and scholarly publications and involvement in regional or national professional organizations.


  • Experience with the SirsiDynix Workflows integrated library system.
  • Project management skills/experience.
  • Experience using collection assessment tools.
  • Collections budget experience.
  • Experience in an Academic Health Sciences or Hospital library.

University Libraries:

Penn State, a land-grant institution is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) academic consortium. Based on current Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, The Pennsylvania State University Libraries are ranked among the top ten research libraries in North America. The University Libraries are located at University Park and 22 other locations throughout Pennsylvania, and they serve approximately 6,300 faculty and 46,000 students at University Park, and more than 95,000 students system-wide. Collections exceed 6.5 million volumes, including more than 68,000 current serial subscriptions.  Penn State Hershey, located approximately 100 miles from University Park, is the medical campus of Penn State University.

Penn State Hershey:

Penn State College of Medicine at Penn State Hershey confers the doctor of medicine degree and in conjunction with Penn State’s Graduate School, offers doctor of philosophy degrees in anatomy, biochemistry, and molecular biology, bioengineering, bioinformatics and genomics, cell and molecular biology, chemical biology, genetics, immunology and infectious diseases, integrative biosciences, microbiology and immunology, molecular medicine, molecular toxicology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and physiology.  The College of Medicine offers Master of Science degrees in anatomy, laboratory animal medicine, public health sciences, homeland security, neuroscience, physiology, and the Physician Assistant program.

The Penn State Hershey campus is located in Hershey, PA a suburban community approximately twelve miles from Harrisburg, the state capital.  The fourth largest employer in Central Pennsylvania, Penn State’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center provides jobs for more than 10,000 area residents.  Hershey Foods Corporation, also headquartered in Hershey, is Central Pennsylvania’s second largest industry.  Hershey is within a 3 hour drive of New York, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.
Compensation and Benefits:

Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online at  Interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses).   Review of applications will begin October 30, 2015 and continue until position is filled.  Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at

Employment requires successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:  For more about safety at Penn State, and to review the Annual Security Report which contains information about crime statistics and other safety and security matters, please go to, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

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Multiple Archives Positions – Multiple Locations

Blog - MLS - Thu, 01/10/2015 - 12:49

Archivist(Fort Rucker, AL)
History Associates Incorporated

Associate Librarian/Archivist for Research Services (Tucson, AZ)
Center for Creative Photography

Associate Archivist (Tucson, AZ)
Center for Creative Photography

Head, Rubenstein Library Technical Services (Durham, NC)
Duke University Libraries

Librarian/Archivist(Portland, OR)
Portland Art Museum

Curator of Latin Americana (Berkeley, CA)
University of California, Berkeley

Head, University Archives and Special Collections (Manhattan, KS)
Kansas State University Libraries

Archivist(Atlanta, GA)
Heritage Werks

University Archivist (Albuquerque, NM)
University of New Mexico, College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences

Head of Special Collections and University Archives (Ames, IA)
Iowa State University Library

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Multiple Archives Positions – Wayne State University – Detroit, MI

Blog - MLS - Thu, 01/10/2015 - 12:39
Wayne State University’s The Walter P. Reuther Library of Labor and Urban Affairs, currently has TWO full-time and permanent archival positions open. This is a great opportunity, especially for people looking to work at a socially-minded archives and/or someone looking to work in Michigan. The listings can be found at

The first listing is for the position of “Archivist I (Archivist for AFSCME)“. The AFSCME Archivist* is a position to be the official archivist for one of the largest labor unions in the nation, and is a great opportunity for both new and seasoned archives professionals. The posting number is 041372.

The second opportunity is for “Archivist I/II/III (University Archivist)“. This position will serve as the official university archivist for Wayne State University. The posting number is 041373.

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Head of Public Services Librarian – Colorado Mesa University – Grand Junction, CO

Blog - MLS - Thu, 01/10/2015 - 10:57

Colorado Mesa University is seeking a dynamic librarian to lead a talented and dedicated Public Services staff. CMU is a student-centered teaching institution committed to student success. Join a university that has cultivated a vibrant academy. We have experienced significant growth in our student population as well as our campus. The library is currently under renovation and is poised to provide superior facilities and services upon completion of the project. CMU librarians are well integrated in campus conversations, initiatives and committees. They collaborate as team members and are open to innovation.

Job Summary: Reporting to the Library Director, the Head of Public Services Librarian manages and provides leadership for the public services offered by the library including reference, circulation, reserves, inter-library loan and distance services. This position is for an experienced, discerning supervisor comfortable in an environment that changes rapidly. The Head of Public Services must cultivate and leverage a dynamic and innovative team of Public Services staff (including Reference, Instruction, Distance Services and Electronic Resources librarians as well as Circulation Supervisors, Reserves and Inter-Library Loan classified employees). This position requires a strong commitment to exceptional public services coupled with a practice of incorporating emerging technologies and evidence-based decision making to develop, implement and assess services.

Some of the Head of Public Services’s essential duties and responsibilities include:

  • Provides leadership in the development and implementation of exceptional public services to create a 
welcoming, helpful library environment and to contribute to student success.
  • Continuously evaluates effectiveness of services and provides relevant benchmark data to the Library 
  • Assesses, develops and implements public service policies. Ensures appropriate staffing for reference.
  • Supervises public service staff and encourages best practices and professionalism in the provision of public 
services. Evaluates staff and sets standards of performance excellence.
  • Provides quality reference assistance face-to-face and virtually through both CMU IM chat service and 
AskAcademic virtual reference cooperative. Requires some evening and weekend hours.
  • Serves as liaison librarian for collection development and outreach to assigned academic departments.
  • Participates in Library, University or consortium meetings related to areas of responsibility.
  • Provides information literacy instruction if needed.


  • An ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science.
  • Minimum of three years professional experience in public services with some supervisory experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Attributes:

  • Evidence of strong motivation to work with students, faculty and other Library constituents as well as a strong commitment to public services.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, persuasively and collegially with administrators, faculty, staff and general public.
  • Demonstrated ability to work closely and cooperatively with administrators and faculty in campus team environments.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of library reference material, including electronic resources, and the interview process.
  • Evidence of sound management and organizational skills.
  • Evidence of strong supervisory skills, particularly team building and professional development.
  • Demonstrated creativity to problem solve and initiative to tackle tasks and projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to make effective and appropriate decisions in a timely and efficient manner. 
Demonstrated ability to exercise good judgment setting priorities to ensure steady departmental operations.
  • Grace under pressure and a sense of humor.

Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Full-time, administrative appointment.

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by October 28, 2015.

Submit a cover letter describing qualifications and experience as they relate to the specific requirements, responsibilities, and preferences of this position, current resume, a copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (official transcripts will be required upon hire), the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references, and the following completed forms:

  • Applicant Authorization to permit Search Committee members to review candidate transcript
  • Applicant Authorization and Release to Conduct Reference and Background Check form
  • Voluntary Affirmative Action form

Mail to:

Head of Public Services Search Committee
Human Resources, LHH 237
Colorado Mesa University
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122
Phone: 970 248-1820

Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Librarian – ZAI – Washington, DC

Blog - MLS - Thu, 01/10/2015 - 10:48
Description ZAI has an immediate need for an entry level Librarian for our project located in Washington, DC.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone considering or working on their MLS with an interest in law or special libraries.  Because it is a diverse library, you’ll be exposed to the overall operations of a library that serves legal staff, economists, and engineers.

Working under the guidance and supervision of the Library Director, you will provide support for general library operations, assist with patron inquiries, and man the front desk. Will be responsible for record keeping (statistics), processing of materials received returned from patrons, shelving and stack maintenance. Will provides general assistance to patrons locating volumes or other sources of information.

Job Functions:

  • Search online library catalogs, bibliographic sources, legal information services, and the Internet to provide ready reference support.
  • Assist users via the phone, email and in person in finding information and using material.
  • Maintain loose-leaf services.
  • Perform circulation and re-shelving duties.
  • Perform stack maintenance duties, including shifting and weeding.
  • Perform special projects, as directed.
  • Update the library’s website.
  • Create library marketing materials and the library newsletter.
  • Manage inter-library loan requests.
  • Generate statistic reports.
  • Maintain a list of recommended titles.
  • Create and update library guides.

Required Skills:

  • Must be reliable and punctual.
  • Ability to work both independently and under specific direction.
  • Willingness and ability to learn library procedures and reference skills.
  • Ability to attend to details; high tolerance for repetitive routine; good judgment to identify variations requiring special handling.
  • Ability to learn use of online searching, word processing, and specialized databases.
  • Ability to adapt to changes of procedures, routines, and job responsibilities.
  • Ability to work well with other members of a team and to rotate job responsibilities.
  • Commitment to providing high-quality library service to all users; strong customer service focus.
  • Ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel, including management staff and support staff.
  • Ability to work effectively in a culturally and educationally diverse environment.
  • Ability to follow up and follow through.
  • Ability to be flexible and maintain a professional manner in all situations.

Education, experience and skills required:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, current work towards Masters in Library Science preferred.
  • Some library experience desirable.
  • Excellent interpersonal, language and telephone skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Knowledge of HTML or experience using website development software (e.g. Dreamweaver) desired.

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Academic Librarian-Electronic/Continuing Resources – Library University of Wisconsin-Parkside – Kenosha, WI

Blog - MLS - Thu, 01/10/2015 - 10:45


Supporting to the Library director, the individual who serves in this position manages individually- subscribed continuing resources in all formats and oversees their acquisition, description and access, along with licensing issues. The position provides leadership in the acquisition, coordination, maintenance and ongoing assessment of the library’s electronic resources. This individual serves as the licensing, intellectual property, and copyright coordinator for the Library, monitoring, understanding, and communicating the implications of trends in the rapidly evolving field of continuing resources, as well as legal issues surrounding the use of library materials. The Electronic/Continuing Resources Librarian supervises the Acquisitions Manager and also students in ongoing duties and project-based assignments, acts as liaison to assigned departments in support of collection development and library instruction, provides reference support, and participates on Library and campus-wide teams and committees.



  • Graduate library degree from an ALA-accredited library school
  • Demonstrated professional experience in working with print and electronic serials in an academic library
  • Experience working with electronic resources
  • Demonstrated knowledge of licensing, copyright and intellectual property in libraries
  • Reference experience or training
  • Excellent communication skills


  • Three to five years of professional experience
  • Library instruction experience
  • Experience supervising students or staff
  • Experience working with ALMA or another integrated library system.
  • Experience using LibGuides
  • Experience working with a diverse, multicultural population.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

35% A. Manages the acquisition, licensing, description and access to individually-subscribed continuing

resources in all formats, redefining workflows as needed.

Oversees the life-cycle of individually-subscribed electronic resources, including:

  1. Acting as liaison to vendors and publishers in the acquisition of continuing resources
  2. Licensing review and negotiation
  3. Creating access and troubleshooting problems with continuing access, through link resolvers and other tools
  4. Describing continuing resources for access through the library website
  5. Tracking resources and metadata regarding these resources using tools such as an ERM
  6. Financial planning and analysis for continuing resources budgets in concert with the collection Development team
  7. Manages the processing of print serials, including:
    1. Describing resources for access, maintaining holdings statements, dropping and adding resources to the Library system
    2. Checking-in issues and resolving problem pieces, claiming, and binding
  8. Supervises the Acquisitions Manager and works with the position to manage continuing and electronic resource acquisition.
  9. Supervises students in ongoing tasks and project-based assignments in aspects of unit as listed above, and, collaborating with Access Services to cross-train students.

35% B. Serve as the Electronic Resources Coordinator

  1. Coordinates the identification, evaluation, selection, licensing, and budgeting of electronic resources.
  2. Facilitates the integration of electronic resources into the university’s teaching and learning environment.
  3. Conducts ongoing research into the development of new digital library interface capabilities, enhancements, and user-centered design trends.
  4. Implements the electronic resource activation cycle, from link resolver activation to setting up proxy enabled resources.
  5. Engages in usability testing, analytics analysis, and other assessments of electronic resources.
  6. Represents Library in Student Technology Fee Committee meetings.

15% C. Keeps abreast of developments and changes to licensing, intellectual property, and copyright law, and serves as the Library’s resource person for legal issues, regarding resources owned by the Library, or resources that are accessible to the Library’s users.

  1. Reviews licenses for continuing resources
  2. Negotiates licenses to abide by University requirements and to meet budgetary parameters
  3. Maintains and makes accessible documentation on terms of use of continuing resources for other units in the library
  4. Plays leading role on university-wide Copyright Advisory Committee.
  5. Provides copyright and intellectual property information to the Parkside community

10% D. Teaches library instruction sessions, develops collections for assigned departments, and provides reference services as needed

5% E. Participates on Library and campus-wide teams and committees and pursues professional development


Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Ability and experience to plan, manage and oversee complex projects, meet deadlines, and to prioritize work in alignment with the service goals of the library and the university
  • Professional working knowledge of issues and trends in print and electronic serials and library electronic resource management
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the electronic resource activation cycle, from link resolver activation to setting up proxy enabled resources.
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent service to a diverse body of users; both internal and external customers
  • Ability to work collegially in small groups and a team environment
  • Ability to think critically, analyze problems, and develop and implement creative solutions
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Significant mobility and dexterity to move around the library and retrieve and carry materials from library shelving and cabinets when providing service, including standing, walking, stooping, bending, kneeling, lifting *up to 35 lbs.), reaching into deep drawers, high shelves, manual dexterity to pull, handle, and shelve books, oversized materials, software, and a variety of media formats; ability to push bookcarts; ability to load microfilm and fiche readers/printers; ability to read titles on shelves and print on computer screens; ability to work with keyboard, mouse, and monitor for extended periods of time; ability to travel to attend training workshops, meetings, and conferences.

The University and Area

UW-Parkside is a regional comprehensive university that is committed to accessibility, academic excellence, student success, diversity, and community engagement. This beautiful campus is on 700 acres of woodland & prairie in the heart of the Milwaukee/Chicago corridor, between Racine and Kenosha and near Lake Michigan. The university enrolls approximately 5,000 students, many of whom are first- generation and nontraditional students. UW-Parkside benefits from the diversity of the communities it services in Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth Counties. Kenosha and Racine are small cities that offer tranquility and convenience. The myriad attractions of Milwaukee and Chicago are easily accessible, as is the solitude of the country. UW-Parkside is strongly committed to creating and maintaining a multicultural, pluralistic campus environment.

The tri-county region that comprises the University’s primary service area is home to an impressive array of businesses. There are more than 10,000 small businesses in the region, as well as a large number of globally-recognized employers. The college, through its active, engaged Advisory Board, enjoys a close relationship with many of these businesses. For further information regarding the University and community, please see our website at

Review of Applications

Applications received by October 23, 2015, are ensured full consideration

Submit the following application materials:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions.
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

Application Process

 Select the applicable link below:

If you are a current UW System employee (only) please us the following link:

You must login to your UW Portal to apply.

Go to the Time and Absence section. Click on “Enter Absence” which is located at the top of the Time and Absence section. This will log you into HRS.

Once logged into HRS, on the Menu Tab, on the left side of screen, click on Self Service. After entering the self-service page click on Careers link.

Browse Job Openings and click on the applicable job opening to apply.

Please submit the application materials online as required by the job posting. Select “Submit”. Selecting “Save” will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

If you are NOT currently employed by the UW System: Please use the following link:

You must login before you can apply. Input your “User Name” and “Password” and select “Login”. If you have not yet registered, click “Register now” to begin the registration process.

Under “Basic Job Search” enter the Keyword “Parkside” and click the Search button. Select “Information Processing Consultant”. Click “Apply Now”.

Select “Submit”. Selecting “Save” will not forward your application materials to the search committee.

Please be sure to complete all required fields and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials.

Please Note:

In instances where the Search and Screen Committee is unable to ascertain from a candidates application materials whether she/he meets all of the required qualifications, or if all of the application materials are not submitted, they will be evaluated as not meeting such qualifications and may be excluded from further consideration.

Employment will require a criminal background check in accordance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. Official university transcripts will be required at the time of hire. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Special Notes

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Wisconsin System provides a liberal benefits package, including participation in a state pension plan.

It is the policy of UW Parkside to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodations for a qualified individual’s disability.

Legal Notices:

The University of Wisconsin Parkside is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, and actively seeks and encourages applicants from women, people of color, persons with disabilities and all veterans.

Under a court approved settlement agreement and Wisconsin Statutes, we are required to provide a list of all nominees and applicants who have not requested in writing (addressed to the UW Parkside Human Resources Office) that their identity not be revealed. Persons agreeing to be final candidates will have their identity revealed as a final candidate.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin Parkside Crime Statistics Report is available at Call the UW-Parkside Campus Police Office at (262) 595-2455 for a paper copy of the annual report.

Contact Information

If you have application questions, call or email:

Contact Name: Jan Mico
Contact Phone: (262) 595-2356
Contact Email:

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Reference & Instruction Librarian – Armstrong State University – Savannah, GA

Blog - MLS - Thu, 01/10/2015 - 10:40

Armstrong State University, located in Savannah, GA, is seeking an experienced Reference & Instruction Librarian to join our team at Lane Library.  This position provides reference services, teaches information literacy, assists in collection development, and serves as a liaison to academic departments.

Position Summary:

The Reference & Instruction Librarian works collaboratively with colleagues to provide general and specialized reference and instruction services. He/she will participate in activities that support the library’s mission, which may include planning, committee activities, outreach, and other initiatives as they evolve. This is a faculty rank, non-tenure-track position, with appointment at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor.

Minimum Qualifications and Training

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Significant work experience in an academic library.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide high quality reference assistance.
  • Experience in developing, presenting, and assessing creative and effective instruction and information literacy.
  • Intermediate level competency with stand office applications, library databases, LibGuides, and presentation software.
  • Strong familiarity with information databases.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Superior oral and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility and ability to work collaboratively with diverse colleagues, students, and faculty.
  • Commitment to maintaining a supportive and collegial work environment.
  • Commitment to providing courteous service in a user-centered environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems proactively.
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 20 pounds, push/pull book cart and step/reach/bend as necessary to reach books and journals.
  • Ability to work some nights and weekends

Preferred Qualifications and Training


  • Two (2) or more years of professional reference service in an academic library.
  • Knowledge of and experience in instructional design.
  • Liaison-related experience in a higher education environment.
  • Familiarity with information literacy assessment practices.
  • Experience using social media effectively for outreach to library patrons.

Armstrong State University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative-Action Institution committed to diversity, equity and inclusion. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected Veteran status. Georgia is an Open Records state.



For instructions and additional information, please see  Questions should be directed to the search committee chair, Judith Garrison, Head of Reference & Instruction

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Reminder: “Beyond These Walls” Student Travel Award Application Due Tomorrow

Blog - MLS - Thu, 01/10/2015 - 10:00

“Beyond These Walls” Student Travel was established in 2012 and provides financial support to allow Master’s students from any program at the College of Information Studies to attend local and national conferences, present research, and gain experience and exposure to professionals in our field.

Two awards of up to $500 each are available for Fall 2015. Don’t forget to apply! The deadline is tomorrow!

For more information about the award visit To apply by the October 2nd deadline visit

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Sticky: New Student Welcome Packet!

Blog - MLS - Thu, 01/10/2015 - 04:57

Welcome new students! Below is a TON of information that should help you get started with the program. You can find even more information on the FAQ posts all organized into handy categories.

Remember to Accept enrollment!
In your official offer letter from the Graduate School there is a link to accept admission to the MLS Program.

New Student Online Information Session

Spring 2016
December 1, 2015, 6:30-7:30pm
Join the session here:

Fall 2016
March 2, 2016, 7:00-8:00pm
Join the session here:

Can’t make it? Not to worry, we’ll record and post it after!

Orientation – Save the Date!
The iSchool orientation will take place on August 23, 2016 on the College Park campus. An orientation for fully online students is being arranged. (Spring 2016 are not required to attend but are welcome!)

New Student Checklist
Here’s the 2016 New Student Checklist to get you started.

You can find detailed instructions on how to register on our How to Register Guide. Spring and Fall billing information and due dates can be found here. Summer courses have an alternate billing schedule than fall/spring. You can review the billing policies here.

Financial Aid
Specific questions regarding financial aid must be directed to the Office of Financial Aid. Financial Advisors are available by appointment, which can be set up by phone at (301) 314-9000 or via email at For more information see the Financial Aid Office webpage here:

Scholarships and award announcements are shared through the iSchoolAnnouncements and program specific listservs as well as program blogs like MIM Central and blogMLS. The iSchool also maintains a webpage dedicated to financial aid information, which can be found here:

Scholarships are also available through professional organizations such as the American Library Association (ALA), Society of American Archivists (SAA), Special Libraries Association (SLA), and Maryland Library Association (MLA). These scholarships can be found here:

Graduate Assistantships
Graduate Assistantships or GA positions are available through university offices and departments. GA positions include a stipend, health benefits, and tuition remission. The amount of tuition remission and stipend ranges will depend on whether the student is at the master’s or doctorate level and whether the assistantship is a 9.5-month or 12-month position.

Although numerous graduate assistant positions exist, finding one is like finding a regular job and can be arduous. You can find GA postings on the MLS-Students listserv and MIM Central website. Graduate assistantships are also available through the UMD Job Announcements website here: The University Library employment page will also post GA positions when they are available:

Field Study and Jobs
If you are looking for an internship or field study opportunity, the iSchool maintains a database of active listings of institutions eager for MLS students as well as additional opportunities that may have more time-sensitive application periods. It is never too early to start thinking about where you will do your field study! The Field Study database is available here:

If you are looking for employment in the field of libraries or the information sciences, be sure to regularly check or subscribe to the MLS-Jobs page. Any job listings that are sent to the iSchol are posted on this page within blogMLS. Students may subscribe to the blog through the “subscribe by email feature.” Subscribers will receive one daily digested email with any posts that went up.


MLS-Students: The MLS-Students listserv is for currently enrolled MLS students. The MLS program administrators use this list to send out official announcements such as changes in course schedules and information on events like our iSchool Internship and Networking Fair. You can expect to receive several emails each week from this list. It is very important that you read the emails sent by this list as they may contain essential administrative information. You will be automatically subscribed to this list and will remain subscribed during each semester that you are registered for courses.

iSchoolAnnouncements: The iSchoolAnnouncements listserv is for every student in the iSchool. This is used by the iSchool administrators to convey official information that affects all students (e.g. scholarship opportunities at the iSchool). It is also used by our very active student organizations to promote their various events. You can expect one or two emails a week depending on the level of activity from our student organizations. It is very important that you read the emails from this list, as they may contain administrative information, such as how to apply for graduation. You will be automatically subscribed to this list and membership is mandatory.

iSchoolDiscussion: The iSchoolDiscussion listesrv is the public-facing listserv where students, faculty, and alums post news, events, and general announcements. To join, send an email to with the first line in the message “SUBSCRIBE ISCHOOLDISCUSSION your name” excluding quotation marks. The subject line of your email should be left blank. Membership is optional.

blogMLS is the official blog of the MLS Program at the iSchool. It is maintained by the MLS Director, MLS Program Coordinator, and a crack team of MLS students. On it you will find official program information, iSchool news and events, resources for MLS students, and much more. There is some overlap between official announcements on the MLS-Students listserv and this blog. This is to ensure that students see the information and have a centralized place to find announcements send previously. The main blogMLS page can be found at

blogMLS has a Jobs Page. This section of blogMLS is focused on advertising relevant jobs and paid internship opportunities. Any jobs that are sent to the iSchool are posted to this area, and students may choose to subscribe to the blog through the “subscribe by email feature,” which will send a daily digested email with any posts that went up.

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LIBRARIAN (MEDICAL SCIENCES) – Department Of Veterans Affairs – Orlando, FL

Blog - MLS - Wed, 30/09/2015 - 16:43

Department:Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency:Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Job Announcement Number:ANT-15-BDW-1515731-BU

SALARY RANGE: $58,562.00 to $76,131.00 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 to Tuesday, October 6, 2015 SERIES & GRADE: GS-1410-11 POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Permanent DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:
Orlando, FL WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens SECURITY CLEARANCE: Public Trust – Background Investigation SUPERVISORY STATUS: No JOB SUMMARY:

Vacancy ID: 1515731

OUR MISSION: To fulfill President Lincoln’s promise – “To care for him who shall have borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphan” – by serving and honoring the men and women who are America’s Veterans. How would you like to become a part of a team providing compassionate care to Veterans?

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) needs employees who possess the energy, compassion, and commitment to serve those who served our Country. Whatever the job title, every position in VA will give you a chance to make a meaningful and personal contribution to the lives of truly special and deserving people – our Veterans. VA professionals feel good about their careers and their ability to balance work and home life. VA offers generous paid time off and a variety of predictable and flexible scheduling opportunities. Working for VA is one of the most emotionally satisfying and professionally rewarding ways to dedicate the best within you to your Country’s service.

If you are transitioning from the military or a Veteran already, we invite you to explore the benefits of continuing your career at the VA. The VA is committed to hiring Veterans. The VA is much more than just another employer. It is an honorable, open and welcoming community of those who care. Gratitude is our motivation and service is our mission.

The VA has adopted Core Values and Characteristics that apply universally across the Department. The five Core Values define “who we are,” our culture, and how we care for Veterans, their families and other beneficiaries. The Values are Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect and Excellence (“I CARE”).

America’s Veterans need you! To find out more, go to

  • Not Required
  • No
  • You must be a U.S. citizen to apply for this job.
  • You may be required to serve a probationary period.
  • Background investigation may be required.
  • Selective Service Registration is required for males born after 12/31/1959

The Medical Library at the Orlando VA Medical Center (OVAMC) provides services to over 3700 employees, numerous students in clinical internships, residency programs and fellowships, and Veterans and their family members. Medical Librarians work with a variety of electronic and written information and documents, crossing boundaries of disciplines and services. They develop authoritative collections, electronic and traditional, specifically targeted to the information requirements of OVAMC staff, so that information needs can be met clinically and cost-effectively.

He/She executes complex searches providing accurate and reliable information that affect clinical and management decisions; provides context for research efforts and encourages the self-directed learning of OVAMC staff. Works with professional staff (medical, surgical, medicine & rehabilitation, polytrauma, nursing, pharmacy, social work, allied health) to ascertain the ongoing areas of clinical activity and education occurring throughout the hospital to ensure effective dissemination of knowledge-based information. This requires a working knowledge of evidence-based medicine as well as familiarity with relevant issues in health-related fields. Provides guidance and access to information resources both inside the library and beyond the library through databases, telecommunications, networks and cooperative arrangements. Answers a wide range of complex and comprehensive medical and health reference questions for clinical and allied health staff, researchers, administrative personnel, leadership and health professionals in the community utilizing a variety of reference sources and tools. This includes responding to difficult inquiries requiring new or highly specialized fields of knowledge, historical materials that are difficult to identify or locate, and information that involves rapidly evolving medical terminology.

Work Schedule: Monday – Friday 8:00 4:30pm

For more information and to apply visit

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Librarian (Collections) – Department Of Labor – Washington, DC

Blog - MLS - Wed, 30/09/2015 - 16:24

Job Title:Librarian (Collections)
Department:Department Of Labor
Agency:Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management
Job Announcement Number:DE-15-HRC-BOC-331

SALARY RANGE: $52,668.00 to $68,465.00 / Per Year OPEN PERIOD: Tuesday, September 29, 2015 to Tuesday, October 13, 2015 SERIES & GRADE: GS-1410-09 POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Permanent PROMOTION POTENTIAL:

11 DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC
WHO MAY APPLY: U.S. Citizens; ICTAP and CTAP eligibles in the local commuting area.

Also advertised as job announcement #MS-15-HRC-BOC-331 for status applicants; to be considered for each, apply to BOTH jobs.


About the Agency

This position is located in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management (OASAM), Business Operations Center(BOC).

The Collections Librarian’s major areas of responsibility are: maintaining the library’s collection; creating metadata records for library assets in all formats; cataloging; processing physical library assets; preservation activities; providing research, training , and customer outreach services; prioritizing collections for incorporation into the library’s digital asset repository and integrated library system; assisting in digitization efforts and creation of metadata; and capturing utilization statistics and making recommendations for improved library services.

– The full performance level of this position is GS-11

– This position is inside the bargaining unit.

Applications for this vacancy will be accepted online by clicking the APPLY ONLINE button.

  • No
  • U.S. Citizenship.
  • Appointment to this position may require a background investigation.
  • Requires a probationary period if the requirement has not been met.
  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • This announcement may be used to fill additional like positions
DUTIES: 1. Serves as Collections Librarian with responsibility for maintaining the control, access, and maintenance of the library’s print, audiovisual, electronic, and microfilm collections. Assists as part of a team in providing reference services, literature searches, and bibliographic services based on questions received from individuals.

2. Leads collection management activities which include prioritizing material for digitation, reviewing collections for preservation needs, processing of donations, reviewing and recommending weeding and retention for all areas of the library’s collections.

3. Works closely to assist the Systems Librarian in managing the digitization of library resources and creation of metadata to make research and information materials more widely available using existing library systems.

4. Monitors and evaluates customer utilization to assist in future services.

5. Assists in coordinating ongoing training on resources available to customers and library staff.

6. Keeps current on library trends, scholarly communications, and the evolving role of libraries and their collections.

7. Works as part of a team to evaluate new library automation developments such as online public access catalogs, online circulation systems, full-text databases, and the provision of federal government publications in electronic format.

8. Represents the Library on internal and external committees concerning library plans, policies and activities

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