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New York Public Library is Hiring Librarians – New York, NY

Blog - MLS - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 16:02

Are you a Librarian who is committed to changing lives and strengthening communities through the power of learning and reading? The New York Public Library is in the midst of a major expansion thanks to New York City’s recent historic investment in libraries—allowing us to build on our more than 100-year-old legacy as we continue to chart a new path for libraries in the 21st Century.  What we do, and do well, is connect people with collections, expertise, services, and programs that inform and inspire. Join NYPL to achieve your dreams while inspiring others. Our librarians start at $48,519 per year and are eligible in 6 months for an increased salary of $54,745!

To learn more about available careers at NYPL, including information on upcoming Open Houses, see here.

 

 

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Business, Science, and Technology Librarian II at Allen County Public Library – Allen County, IN

Blog - MLS - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 15:57

Responsibilities: Provide professional reference librarianship, bibliographic instruction and readers’ advisory in a busy subject specialty department of a large central public library. Master electronic and print resources covering business, law, health, mathematics, sciences, practical technology and government documents. Manage a portion of the materials budget, maintain and enhance subject-specific collections. Develop training materials and conduct workshops for staff and the public in accordance with departmental needs and goals.

Preferred Qualifications: ALA-accredited Master of Library Science degree is required. Strong interpersonal communication skills and dedication to public service. Ability to listen analytically to patrons and interpret their questions carefully. Ability to tactfully conduct a reference interview. Ability to interact cooperatively and positively with a wide variety of patrons in a culturally diverse environment. Ability to bring your unique skills and perspective into a cohesive team. Proficiency with commonly used software, hardware, Internet and social media tools. Commitment to professional development and the maintenance of current skills. Flexibility. Cooperative spirit, reliability, enthusiasm, friendliness, energy, resourcefulness, initiative, tact, good judgment, and a sense of humor are essential. Must apply for and maintain Indiana Librarian Certification, earning 50 LEUs(Library education Units) within five years.

Preferred Skills & Abilities: 1 year of experience in a public library setting preferred

Compensation: Salary range minimum is $37,710.40 and up based on experience. Health, dental, vision, life and long-term disability plans. Cumulative sick leave. Library-paid retirement fund. Personal business leave. Four weeks vacation. Deferred compensation plan (457). Federal credit union. Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Variety of voluntary insurance plans. Flexible spending account. Free parking.

Physical Demands: Ability to constantly stand, and speak, frequently walk, reach outward and above, squat or kneel, bend, and grasp. Frequently lift up to 20 lbs.

Close Date: 08/21/2015

To apply for this position, see Allen County Public Library job listings here: https://careers.acpl.info/postings/450

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Oral History Project Archivist for the Brooklyn Historical Society – Brooklyn, NY

Blog - MLS - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 14:49

Brooklyn Historical Society seeks an Oral History Project Archivist to process and describe ten oral history collections.  Reporting to the Managing Director of Library & Archives and working closely with the Oral Historian, the successful candidate will be responsible for processing and describing the Voices of Generations: Investigating Brooklyn’s Cultural Identity oral history collections according to established project procedures and best practices for in-house and online access.  Voices presents not only historical evidence about the lives of twentieth-century century Brooklyn residents, but also reveals changes in how history is documented and how cultural identities are defined in a diverse and complex American community over many generations, and through periods of demographic change. The collections demonstrate how these communities sought to preserve vital social, political, religious, and even culinary traditions while embracing new identities as Brooklynites, New Yorkers, and Americans.

Using Archivist’s Toolkit (AT) to create EAD finding aids according the standards set forth in BHS’s oral history and archival processing manuals, the Archivist will be responsible for exporting that descriptive record from AT to online access tools. Each interview will be described at the interview-level within AT using archival standards for description and subject access and indexed and synced using the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS).  The archivist will also be responsible for updating and maintaining procedures and policies; providing information for periodic reports to our funder; supervision of two oral history interns; and support reference services during the library’s open hours, including at least 1 Saturday per quarter.

Responsibilities

  • Perform due diligence in rights-assessment: review release forms, research and contact narrators to update permissions.
  • Audit audio recordings, review transcripts, and create index logs of interviews.
  • Complete online synchronization of audio recordings to transcripts/indices using Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS) tool.
  • Contribute to BHS’s blog.
  • Supervision of interns including quality check of description and auditing.

Qualifications

  • Masters in Library and Information Science, or equivalent degree, with a specialization in archival studies and completion of a library cataloging course.
  • Previous experience working with CMS and ILS systems; familiarity with WordPress content management systems; experience specifically with Archivists’ Toolkit.
  • Familiarity with MARC and EAD; AACR2 and DACS; and with the use and application of standardized vocabularies.
  • Experience working with digital assets, specifically audio and video.
  • Familiarity with new archival and digital humanities technology such as OHMS (training provided).
  • Ability to lift, bend, and reach boxes or volumes weighing up to 40 lbs. and work in library stacks in cold temperatures (60-65 degrees Fahrenheit) for up to an eight-hour workday, five days a week.
  • Strong organization and time-management skills; attention to accuracy and detail is essential.
  • Supervisory experience, either within an archive or another work setting.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work as both independently and as part of a team and ensure that work is accomplished in a timely and accurate manner

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2-3 years post-MLS archival processing and description experience, including an understanding of pragmatic and efficient processing procedures.
  • Familiarity and/or interest in histories of Brooklyn neighborhoods, New York City, immigration, ethnic communities, public health, and/or racial and social justice.
  • Knowledge of oral history best practices; familiarity with OHMS.
  • Experience instructing students on the use of primary resources within a classroom setting.

Compensation: Dependent upon qualifications and experience; benefits include medical and dental coverage.  BHS staff ID grants free entrance to museums around New York City. Position is an 18-month, grant-funded position.

To Apply: Please email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirement to library@brooklynhistory.org with a subject line of Oral History Processing Archivist [last name]. Applications will be reviewed immediately. No phone calls please.

About Voices of Generations: Investigating Brooklyn’s Cultural Identity

Brooklyn Historical Society’s Voices of Generations: Investigating Brooklyn’s Cultural Identity is a project to digitize, process, and catalogue ten oral history collections that document different ethnic and cultural groups in Brooklyn. Some of these collections date back as early as 1973; and they all demonstrate how diverse communities sought to preserve vital social, political, religious, and even culinary traditions while embracing new identities as Brooklynites, New Yorkers, and Americans.

The chief goals of the project are to digitize and process the collections, catalogue them through item-level descriptions as well as collection-level finding aids, and post as many as possible online using the Oral History Metadata Synchronizer (OHMS)-an innovative online application that makes the content of interviews searchable, and therefore more accessible. A final goal of the project is to use each collection as the basis for increased community and public engagement through outreach, social media, online publishing, and programming.

For more information on our oral history collections, visit http://brooklynhistory.org/library/wp/library-collections/oralhistory

About Brooklyn Historical Society

Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society is a nationally-recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn’s extraordinary and complex history. BHS is a vibrant museum, a world-renowned research library, a cutting-edge education center, and a hub for community dialogue. Located in a landmark 1881 building designed by architect George Browne Post, BHS welcomes both residents and visitors from around the world to learn about Brooklyn’s past, present, and future.

Brooklyn Historical Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

Brooklyn Historical Society is dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, the presence of any mental, physical, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.

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Senior Consultant for Digital Preservation and Metadata at AVPreserve – Brooklyn, NY

Blog - MLS - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 14:38

AVPreserve is accepting applications for the role of Senior Consultant through August 7th. Senior Consultants at AVPreserve are the face of them company, responsible for using their expertise and all available resources to contribute to envisioning, formulating, planning, synthesizing, and implementing strategies and solutions in alignment with the goals and objectives of our clients and the company vision. Senior Consultants are responsible for identifying opportunities for AVPreserve to support the goals and objectives of past, present and prospective clients, and are also expected to be a leader in the company, mentoring and developing staff and providing support on projects where needed, as well as a knowledge leader among colleagues and within professional organizations. This versatility and cross-fertilization among business lines is an important factor underlying AVPreserve’s success.

AVPreserve provides a wide array of services, and our team members require diverse skill-sets in order to contribute across a range of those offerings. At this time we are particularly looking for people who can immediately step into roles providing services in the areas of data management and governance, data migration, data flow, and data modeling; the implementation of digital preservation standards, policies, and best practices; and the identification and integration of digital asset management procedures and systems in both production and archival environments. Applicants should have 5 years experience in at least one of those areas as well as existing proficiency in the use of applicable hardware, software, and computing language(s), along with the willingness to gain expertise with additional skills as needed.

Goals and Objectives:

  • Work in support of the AVPreserve vision;
  • Be an active participant in establishing and maintaining AVPreserve as the premiere consulting and software development firm focused on leveraging a deep understanding of technology, information management, business, and people to advance the ways in which information is used for the benefit of individuals, organizations, and causes;
  • Provide the most effective and meaningful support possible to our clients;
  • Develop and retain clientele;
  • Take responsibility for planning, attaining, managing and reporting on AVPreserve budgetary goals;
  • Continually learn and consistently contribute to the AVPreserve skill-set and knowledge base;
  • Increase awareness of and promote the AVPreserve brand and services; and
  • Promote increased communication and collaboration within AVPreserve to aid in effective coordination and implementation of project management, marketing and revenue generation efforts.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Contributing to the successful completion of consulting engagements, including but not limited to:
    • Researching, compiling, synthesizing and analyzing information;
    • Conducting interviews, surveys, assessments and other forms of discovery;
    • Leading the analysis and writing of project reports, including the creation of diagrams, spreadsheets and other supporting documents;
    • Development of specifications and guidelines;
    • Working with AVPreserve team members to generate project deliverables;
    • Preparing and making presentations; and
    • Leading meetings
  • Leading and managing projects, including but not limited to:
    • Developing and managing project timelines, schedules, milestones, deliverables, budgets and resource allocation;
    • Identifying resources required;
    • Managing work plan execution;
    • Tracking actual vs. budgeted hours and expenditures;
    • Overseeing project team members including subcontractors;
    • Serving as the client liaison; and
    • Familiarizing staff with projects and activities, training staff when necessary and delegating work so that staff are able to easily assist with completion of work.
  • Reporting on projects and activities including:
    • Regular meetings to discuss and present on business, projects and forecasting; and
    • Reporting all billable and non-billable hours worked including specific activities performed, and projected time to completion of milestones and/or project.
  • Engaging in business development and marketing activities, including:
    • Developing and documenting a network of professional contacts, and working to expand this network over time;
    • Identifying potential business opportunities through networks and existing project work;
    • Contributing to and managing preparation of proposals;
    • Presenting on behalf of AVPreserve at relevant conferences; and
    • Consistently working to bring in projects.
  • Performing identified research and development activities in support of AVPreserve products, services and marketing efforts. These may include:
    • Writing blog posts;
    • Publishing of white papers and articles; and
    • Development of software application and utilities.
  • Contributing to the successful operation of the firm by:
    • Developing and documenting systems and AVPreserve’s knowledge base in order to promote consistency, efficiency, quality, successful delegation and effectiveness;
    • Adhering to AVPreserve policies and procedures;
    • Participating in internal AVPreserve meetings;
    • Working to meet targets for billable hours, effective hourly rate, and other identified business goals and objectives;
    • Collaborating with and educating AVPreserve staff; and
    • Actively identifying and suggesting possible business initiatives and/or improvements.

Skills and Attributes:

  • Knowledge of, and interest in working within a variety of domains, including: cultural heritage, media and entertainment, broadcast, government, academic, museums, not-for-profits, and corporations;
  • An understanding of different organizational cultures and contexts, of interpersonal and interdepartmental relationships within organizations, and how those cultures and relationships impact the use of information;
  • Knowledge of business analysis and data management strategies;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Excellent writing skills and ability to organize and present complex material clearly and logically;
  • Ability to listen empathically;
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Good presentation skills;
  • Ability to manage projects effectively (i.e. on time, on budget, and to address challenges as they arise);
  • Ability to use all software necessary to generate project deliverables including, but not limited to reports, diagrams, spreadsheets, scripts, data models, databases, and code;
  • Ability to supervise project teams and other consultants;
  • Good project planning and organizational skills;
  • Programming and statistical skills a plus; and
  • Ability and willingness to travel nationally and internationally for projects and conferences several times per year (estimated between 35 and 60 days annually).

To Apply: Email a PDF of a cover letter and resume to careers@avpreserve.com. No phone calls please. Resumes will be accepted through August 7th, 2015.

AVPreserve is a consulting and software development firm focused on leveraging a deep understanding of technology, information management, business, and people to advance the ways in which information is used for the benefit of individuals, organizations, and causes. Our team consists of internationally recognized experts with years of experience working with academic, media and entertainment, government, museum, broadcast, and corporate organizations.

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Head Librarian at the Windward Community College – Kaneohe, HI

Blog - MLS - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 14:24

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides strategic leadership and advocacy for all functions of the library
  • Advances the Library’s role in supporting the College mission, academic programs, and student success through continual improvement of information resources, information services and information literacy instruction
  • Administers all aspects of library operations, including infrastructure and facilities management
  • Anticipates and recommends changes in accordance with the developing needs of the library and College
  • Directs and coordinates the library’s Access Services, Public Services, and Technical Services functions
  • Determines short, mid-term and long-range goals for the Library and its services
  • Develops and implements relevant policies, planning processes, and closed-loop assessments of library operations and services
  • Conducts budget planning, fund allocation and fiscal management for library operations
  • Proactively and creatively pursues a variety of funding sources, including donations and grants
  • Writes annual assessment reports and funding requests
  • Negotiates licensing contracts with information resource and service providers
  • Maintains and follows a staffing plan to best serve the needs of the College
  • Supervises staff and students and conducts annual performance reviews
  • Ensures library faculty and staff maintain an approved program of professional self-improvement; as a member of the UH Library Council, collaboratively shapes system-wide library policy, negotiates consortium vendor agreements, shares resources, and oversees the acquisition and implementation of Library Management and Information Management systems
  • Provides service to the College and community
  • Participates in professional self-development activities
  • Oversees and participates in: general reference and information services, collection development, and promotion of the Library’s resources and services
  • Coordinates library-hosted and library-sponsored events

Associate Professor, CC Minimum Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Nine (9) years of progressively responsible professional library experience, of which, four (4) years of work experience as an academic librarian at the rank of Assistant Professor or equivalent.

Professor, CC Minimum Qualifications:

  • A master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Thirteen (13) years of progressively responsible professional library experience, of which, four (4) years of work experience as an academic librarian at the rank of Associate Professor or equivalent.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Ability to articulate the Library’s role in the context of the community college philosophy and Windward Community College’s mission.
  • Experience in library administration with assumption of progressive and varied responsibilities.
  • Experience providing reference and information services at an institution of higher education.
  • Ability to apply creative and analytical thinking in making administrative decisions, solving problems, forming and interpreting policies, implementing new or revised systems, procedures, and work flows.
  • Experience with assessment and assessment-based planning.
  • Experience in evaluating and using library management systems (i.e., Voyager), databases, and other information products and services.
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive reports, and to convey ideas clearly and concisely in written and oral form.
  • Experience in fundraising, grantwriting and grant management.
  • Demonstrated ability to creatively develop, implement, and sustain new library programs and services.
  • Record of demonstrated excellence in professional activity and achievement.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with and among staff, associates, administrators, community agencies and the public.

To Apply: No electronic submissions will be accepted. Submit postmarked by the closing date to the address below: 1) UHCC Form 27 ( standard format ) (large format ); 2) official transcripts verifying minimum educational qualification and course work to date (copies are acceptable, however, official transcripts will be required at the time of hire), 3) resume; 4) a one-page statement outlining how you meet the minimum and desirable qualifications, and 5) three letters of recommendation attesting to job performance and personal character. All minimum qualifications must be met by date of hire. An incomplete and/or late application will not be considered. Materials submitted become property of the College and will not be returned.

Address: Windward Community College
Office of the Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs
Attn: Dean for Division I
45-720 Keaahala Road
Keneohe, HI 96744

Inquiries: 808-235-7445

The University of Hawai’i is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination on the basis of race, sex, gender identity and expression, age, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, genetic information, marital status, breastfeeding, income assignment for child support, arrest and court record (except as permissible under State law), sexual orientation, domestic or sexual violence victim status, national guard absence, or status as a covered veteran.

Employment is contingent on satisfying employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986; reference checks of previous employers; and for certain positions, criminal history record checks.

In accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, annual campus crime statistics for the University of Hawaii may be viewed at: http://ope.ed.gov/security/, or a paper copy may be obtained upon request from the respective UH Campus Security or Administrative Services Office.

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Information Sciences and Business Liaison Librarian at Penn State University Libraries – State College, PA

Blog - MLS - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 14:03

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek a creative and service-oriented information sciences and business liaison librarian for a tenure-track faculty position, serving as the subject specialist and liaison for the College of Information Sciences and Technology (http://ist.psu.edu/) and information technology related programs in the Smeal College of Business (http://www.smeal.psu.edu). The College of IST is an interdisciplinary program that “is dedicated to educating the next generation of leaders for the digital 21st century.” The College uses “a student-centric, problem-based learning approach.”

Successful candidates will benefit from the strong mentoring program developed by the University Libraries to support new faculty in tenure-track appointments in fulfilling expectations in the areas of librarianship, research, and service. Entry-level or early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities: The Information Sciences and Business Liaison Librarian reports to the Head of the Schreyer Business Library and will work collaboratively with other libraries and departments throughout the University Libraries system to provide the following services:

  • Reference and research: Provide reference assistance and research consulting for subject-specific research at all levels online and in-person at key library service points.
  • Liaison activities with assigned academic units:  Participate in the intellectual life and operations of assigned academic units; engage with faculty and students as a colleague in discipline related activities and library services.
  • Teaching, learning and literacies: Design and deliver a program of library instruction that supports the curriculum of liaison academic units. Includes support for online learning.
  • Collections content and access: Maintain, assess, and build collections in all media and formats to support research and teaching in assigned academic units.  Collaborate with librariansin related subject areas and libraries.
  • Scholarly communications: Educate and inform faculty and graduate students on scholarly communication issues such as open-access initiatives, digital publishing, copyright, and digital curation.  Promote and provide assistance in the use of ScholarSphere, Penn State’s repository service.
  • Research and service: Engage in research, scholarly publication, and professional service activities in areas appropriate to academic librarianship and the disciplines served.
  • Diversity:  Support diversity initiatives that create a welcoming and inclusive climate at the University Libraries.

Required Qualifications: Requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent); excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and collaboratively; facility with emerging technologies; and the potential to achieve the requirements for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service. Please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/policies/ulhrg07.html to learn more about the University Libraries Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.

Preferred Qualifications:
 Relevant reference and instruction experience at an academic or research library.

Environment:  
Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago. 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. A student survey completed in 2014 found overall student satisfaction with the University Libraries to be at the top of its category. The University Libraries hold membership in ARL, CRL, CLIR, and DLF. Collections exceed 5.8 million volumes and include more than 102,000 current serial subscriptions. The University Libraries are located at University Park and 22 other locations throughout Pennsylvania, and they serve approximately 6,000 faculty and 44,000 students at University Park, and more than 92,000 students system-wide.

The University Park campus is set in State College, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington, Philadelphia, and Detroit. For more information, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu and http://www.cbicc.org.

Compensation and Rank: 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.

To apply, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/jobs/facjobs/istbl.html. To be considered for the position, 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 August 24, 2015 and continue until position is filled.  Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

Employment will require 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 www.police.psu.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

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Part-time Access Specialist at the Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies – Washington, DC

Blog - MLS - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 13:52

The Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies (SCS) Campus Library seeks a part-time Access Specialist for the 2016-17 academic year to support the activities and services of the SCS Library and Digital Media Center (DMC). Located in the heart of downtown DC, the Access Specialist will assist the Head Librarian with administrative duties, carry out a range of access services, and will oversee public services desk in the absence of the campus librarian.

  • Providing circulation services (processing and checking in and out of library items and digital media equipment).
  • Assisting patrons with computer software and troubleshooting, printing/copying, and other technology-related inquires.
  • Instructing patrons on how to search and request library and DMC materials  using automated information systems and subscription databases;
  • Interpreting and applying library policies for all patron types in-person and via telephone or mail.
  • Maintaining the security of the Library/ Digital Media Center and/or Mac Lab.

Hours for this 15 hour/week position will include three weekday evenings per week (Monday through Thursday) and an occasional Saturday .One weekday shift will be constant (ex. every Thursday) and the remaining two shifts will be determined by the weekly needs of the  Library/ DMC. The weekday shift will be approximately 4:00PM to 8:00PM and Saturdays from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.

The anticipated start date is August 31, 2015. For a full job description, please visit: https://jobs.georgetown.edu/PD.php?posNo=20142596 or Georgetown University’s Human Resources and search for Job #20142596.

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Part-time Reference Librarian at American University – Washington, DC

Blog - MLS - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 13:03

American University Library invites applications for a part-time Reference Librarian.  The position is for 10 hours per week, beginning immediately through December 12, 2015, with potential for renewal into the spring 2016 semester.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide research assistance to a diverse user population in the use of the on-line catalog, discovery layer, 500+ databases, and the print collection.
  • Support use of citation management tools, particularly Zotero and EndNote.
  • Staff the chat, FAQ, email, and in-person research assistance services.
  • Teach baseline information literacy skills to undergraduates.
  • Perform other research assistance services as needed.

General days and hours include:  Wednesdays and Saturdays, 1:00pm to 6:00pm.

Requirements:

  • ALA-accredited M.L.S., plus academic or equivalent reference or public services experience.
  • Experience working with online information resources.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work independently and collegially.
  • Experience teaching and experience with citation management tools, such as Zotero or EndNote, is preferred.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To apply, log into the AU job application management web site https://jobs.american.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=4898 to complete the online application and upload your cover letter and resume. For questions about the position, please contact Alex Hodges at hodges@american.edu. An EEO/AA University.

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Department Chair for Cataloging and Discovery Services at the University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

Blog - MLS - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 12:57

The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, has extended the search for the position of Department Chair for Cataloging and Discovery Services. The Department provides descriptions for and access to materials and resources held at the University of Florida in all formats and subjects, including unique and cultural heritage collections. The Department actively supports the digital publishing and data curation programs of the Smathers Libraries.

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Discovery and Access & Fackler Director, Health Science Center Libraries, the Department Chair for Cataloging and Discovery Services is a tenure track library position which provides leadership, strategic vision and direction for the department by blending traditional academic library practices with innovation to direct the department’s cataloging operations and workflow; manages the department’s resources; and coordinates the ongoing development of departmental staff committed to continual improvement. The Chair works collaboratively with departmental colleagues to achieve the department’s goals, establish policies and procedures to integrate and enhance discoverability of collections in all material formats in accordance with library-wide priorities and support the Smathers Libraries’ commitment to cooperative cataloging programs. These initiatives require wide consultation throughout the department and the library and considerable delegation of responsibilities to staff project groups. Additionally, this position is a key member of the Library’s management team, ensuring organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and development of policies for library operations.

The faculty in the department are actively engaged in standards development at the national and international level. The successful candidate will be a forward thinking leader who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the changing nature of librarianship, the format of library collections, and the role of cataloging and metadata in extending discovery. The Cataloging and Discovery Services Department is active in the national and international cooperative cataloging initiatives of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) — BIBCO, NACO, SACO, and CONSER. The expectation is that the strong participation in these programs will serve to shape, transform, change and redefine the purpose of cataloging and discovery both locally and nationally.

The Chair will include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities to support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society. This position will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

Responsibilities:

  • Leads cataloging and discovery services operations by setting well-articulated goals in congruence with the Libraries’ strategic objectives; coordinates communications related to department activities; regularly measures outputs through monthly statistical reports; and routinely assesses needed resources.
  • Directs the work of the units comprising the department of 18 faculty and staff, including evaluating the department’s operational effectiveness through periodic reports, annual performance evaluations, staff development, and mechanisms for continual feedback from all staff who work with Cataloging and Discovery Services.
  • Fosters a collaborative approach to achieving the department’s goals, establishing policies and procedures to integrate and enhance discoverability of the collections in all material formats in accordance with library-wide priorities and supporting the Smathers Libraries’ commitment to cooperative cataloging programs. These initiatives require wide consultation throughout the department and the library and considerable delegation of responsibilities to staff project groups.
  • Provides leadership in cataloging and metadata standards and services, promotes emerging digital information environments and metadata standards, leads the Department in system implementations, and works with other departments throughout the Libraries to ensure that Cataloging and Discovery Services is meeting demonstrated user needs.
  • Leads the department’s involvement in digitization projects. Ensures that workflows and projects are designed to produce appropriate metadata schemes for proposed projects, creates and revises metadata for digital products, derives metadata from authorized bibliographic tools and sources, across a wide range of material (manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, maps, datasets, prints and drawings, rare books, and archival material) to support the library’s digitization initiatives.
  • Coordinates agreements with representatives of the cooperative cataloging programs in which the Smathers Libraries participates, including assuming primary responsibility for assessing performance and representing the Smathers Libraries in negotiating terms and conditions of commitments.
  • Researches, analyzes and integrates cataloging trends in information management, which are necessary to inform the Libraries’ budgeting process, with the Smathers Libraries’ collection and access priorities.
  • Maintains active involvement in appropriate professional and subject related national, regional, and state organizations. Professional activity and leadership is expected in identifying and discussing cataloging issues with colleagues throughout the world.
  • Performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria.

Advertised Salary: Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials, Minimum Salary at the Chair and Associate University Librarian rank is $67,000 (inclusive of administrative stipend). Minimum Salary at the Chair and University Librarian rank is $74,500 (inclusive of administrative stipend).

Minimum Requirements:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree in a relevant information field.
  • Appointment at the Associate University Librarian rank requires a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; and appointment at the University Librarian rank requires 12 or more years of relevant experience at an advanced level.
  • Demonstrated leadership role in an academic or other research environment.
  • Strong management portfolio with experience leading change, supervising and collaborating in a complex, rapidly changing environment.
  • Expertise in national metadata content standards (e.g., RDA, AACR2, DACS, etc.), expertise in MARC and non-MARC encoding/structural standards (e.g. MODS, XML, EAD, etc.), or expertise in integration of emerging standards related to machine-readability.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digitization practices related to cataloging.
  • Experience using metrics to assess effectiveness.
  • Evidence of fostering staff professional development and growth.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty, students, administrators and the general public.
  • Strong potential for meeting the requirements of tenure and promotion (outlined at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/cdh).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the linked data environment, including emerging library initiatives (e.g. BIBFRAME) and name identifier systems (e.g., ORCID, ISNI).
  • Working knowledge of a foreign language.
  • Experience contributing bibliographic and authority records using national Program for Cooperative Cataloging standards or other national or international programs for descriptive, structural, and administrative metadata.
  • Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experience, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in research, teaching, service, and other work.
  • Experience working in an environment advancing digital initiatives.
  • Record reflecting substantive scholarship and research. 

To Apply: Apply by August 24, 2015.  Submit all application materials through the Jobs at UF online application system at http://explore.jobs.ufl.edu/cw/en-us/job/492354/chair-cataloging-and-discovery-services. Incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process please contact Bonnie Smith, Smathers Libraries human Resources Office, a bonniesmith@ufl.edu.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

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Science and Engineering Librarian at Penn State University Libraries – State College, PA

Blog - MLS - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 12:19

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek an outwardly focused, enterprising librarian to develop and deliver innovative and informative collections, research and instructional services in support of disciplinary and interdisciplinary work related to the earth and engineering sciences.  This librarian will be based in the Earth and Mineral Sciences branch library, which is embedded in the unique and student-centered College of Earth and Mineral Sciences (http://www.ems.psu.edu/). The EMS Library offers a full suite of patron services, from circulation to reference, and is operated by a highly collaborative team of librarians and staff. The EMS Library personnel work closely and collaboratively with other STEM and subject-based libraries on campus and across the Commonwealth.

In collaboration with other librarians, the Science and Engineering Librarian is expected to actively contribute to a wide range of University Libraries initiatives ranging from instruction and reference to outreach and scholarly communication to collections and research data services. Populations to be served include the public and students enrolled at other campuses, including students taking EMS-related online classes or enrolled in degree and non-degree programs via Penn State’s online World Campus. This is a 12-month tenure-track faculty position, which has concomitant responsibilities for research and service, and reports to the Head of the Earth and Mineral Sciences Library.

Qualifications: Requires an MLS from an ALA-accredited program, or master’s degree in a related field; academic background or relevant experience in the sciences, engineering, or one of the subject fields of the College of EMS; ability to work independently and collaboratively; initiative; strong commitment to serving the needs of all users in a timely and superior fashion; and excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Interest in furthering the growth of knowledge through research is required.  Please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/policies/ulhrg07.html to learn more about the University Libraries Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.

Preferred qualifications: creativity; experience with outreach to geographically dispersed users; experience working with diverse populations; reference and instructional expertise; library experience.

Environment: The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences offers degrees, both resident and online, including: geography, geosciences, meteorology, energy business & finance, energy & sustainability policy, materials science and engineering, energy engineering, petroleum and natural gas engineering, mining engineering, and environmental systems engineering. The College is actively engaged in multiple interdisciplinary research centers with strengths in materials, energy, water, sustainability, earth and environment.  Undergraduate enrollment stands at well over 2,000 students, graduate enrollment numbers over 500, and the 200+ faculty are joined by several hundred research associates in related institutes and centers. All academic departments offer degrees through the doctoral level and most are ranked in the top ten nationally.

The University Libraries is ranked among the top ten research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve approximately 6,300 faculty and 46,000 students at University Park, and more than 95,000 students system-wide. The University Libraries consists of approximately 100 faculty and enjoys extensive technological resources and research support services. Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago.

The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington, Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit. For more information, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu and http://www.cbicc.org.

Compensation: 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 http://www.libraries.psu.edu/psul/jobs/facjobs/ems.html. 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 August 24, 2015 and continue until position is filled.  Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at lap225@psu.edu.

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 www.police.edu/clery/, which will also provide you with detail on how to request a hard copy of the Annual Security Report.

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Systems Librarian at Chabot College – Hayward, CA

Blog - MLS - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 12:12

The Chabot-Las Positas Community College District is seeking a Librarian (Systems) for Chabot College in Hayward, California. This position is full-time, tenure-track, 2015-2016 Academic Year. Employment will begin on or about October 21, 2015.

Pay Rate: $56,202 – $80,348/annual

Closing Date: 8-24-2015

Representative Duties and Job Characteristics:

  • Manage, plan, administer and evaluate all aspects of OCLC Worldshare, the Library’s integrated library system.
  • Provide original & final cataloging to library materials that are new or unique to Chabot College Library.
  • Final responsibility for all cataloging policies & procedures w/in Worldshare system.
  • Coordinate with and train library technicians on circulation and copy cataloging in the Worldshare system.
  • Act as key member of library team in developing, coordinating, implementing and evaluating the library’s programs and services.
  • Provide reference services in a multimedia environment to students, staff and faculty.
  • Provide library outreach activities to the college community.
  • Teach effective information competency research strategies.
  • Act as a library liaison to at least one instructional division.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Participate in campus and district professional activities, which may include but are not limited to, committee membership, staff development, and collegial meetings.
  • Teach late afternoon, evening, weekend, distance learning and/or off campus classes when scheduled as part of the regular librarian assignment.
  • Demonstrate a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, including those with physical and/or learning disabilities.

Minimum Education & Experience: Master’s degree in library science, or library and information science, OR the equivalent.

You will be required to upload your transcripts. You must upload all applicable transcripts, credentials and/or certificates required to meet minimum qualifications for the position for which you are applying.
Any degrees earned outside the United States must have an official US evaluation (course by course) of the transcripts and must be submitted with the application. In the case that the file you are uploading is too large or you do not have your transcripts readily available, please upload a document in place of stating you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, or by fax (925) 485-5254, by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on the closing date.

Degrees in Progress: To be conferred on or before July 1, 2015 will be considered, provided that the applicant also submits (1) an up-to-date transcript, (2) a photocopy of the degree requirement from the school catalog, and (3) proof of current course(s) and enrollment. Please provide your explanation and background material by using the optional document upload called “Other Document”. If you are unable to upload the above, please upload a document in place of that states you will be sending the documents to the Office of Human Resources, 7600 Dublin Boulevard, 3rd Floor, Dublin, CA 94568, by 5:00 p.m. (PST) on the closing date.

Applicants applying under the “Equivalent provision” must provide details that explain at time of application how their academic preparation is the equivalent of the degree listed above. Please provide your explanation by using the optional document upload called “Equivalency Statement”.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the following: AACRII revised, RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings, MARC format, OCLC.
  • Experience providing innovative and creative leadership in the development of library programs and services.
  • Experience with the functions of Worldshare or other integrated library system’s administrative functions.
  • Experience running reports and retrieving data from an integrated library system, preferably Worldshare.
  • Experience providing information competency instruction in an academic library.
  • Experience providing reference services in an academic library setting.
  • Enthusiastic approach to working collaboratively with students, faculty and staff including those who have not had an opportunity to use new technologies.
  • Experience in outreach activities for students and faculty.

To apply for this position, see CLPCCD Job Site posting here: http://www.tinyurl.com/q4bxqge

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Audio Digitization Internship at NPR – Washington, DC

Blog - MLS - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:50

NPR’s Research, Archives & Data Strategy (RAD) group partners with all programs and divisions to address a wide spectrum of research needs, and to maintain NPR’s complete audio archives.

Please Note: RAD internships at NPR are full time and available only to information/library students and recent grads.

Responsibilities: Work under the supervision of NPR RAD management on an audio digitization project. Project objectives include:

  • Establishing a workflow for digitization of NPR news programs stored on reel-to-reel magnetic tape, based on best practices, accounting for local conditions where collections are stored
  • Increasing the volume of digital audio available for content production at NPR
  • Documenting lessons learned through this small scale pilot project

Qualifications:

(Please be sure that your cover letter highlights relevant experiences to the below.)

  • Coursework and/or prior experience digitizing audio materials for preservation and access purposes
  • Understanding and experience in best practices related to the care and preservation of open reel magnetic tape
  • Demonstrated interest in managing digital assets, including approaches to managing metadata related to audio files
  • Knowledge of digital file formats
  • Ability to balance attention to detail and accuracy with an understanding of “the big picture”
  • Experience handling deadline pressure and establishing priority among competing demands
  • Ability to work independently and/or collaboratively as needs of the project dictate
  • Ability to establish rapport quickly and easily with colleagues
  • Experience managing the expectations of others: excellent communication skills in person, in writing, and on the phone
  • Passion for current events, history, music, pop culture

Please submit a cover letter discussing these qualifications for consideration.

To apply for this internship, see online job posting here: https://interns-npr.icims.com/jobs/2487/fall-2015%3a-npr-library%3a-reformatting-internship/job

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Paid Librarian Internship at Johns Hopkins University Homewood Campus – Baltimore, MD

Blog - MLS - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:38

Salary: $39,819 – $54,693

Status: Casual / On Call

School: Libraries

Contact: Human Resources: 443-997-5100

This position works with ELP partner institutions and organizations. The position is expected to manage a variety of responsibilities or specific projects including but not limited to reviewing and analyzing information resources, content assessment and development, custom training, and resource development. A high level of proactive interaction between ELP and its partners is essential. The intern reports to the Head Entrepreneurial Library Program or ELP Service area supervisor.

The Intern will work with the JHU Data Management Services Consultant team to a) track, inventory, and analyze federal policies and plans for research data access and sharing, b) develop a framework for organizing and conveying salient developments from these policies and plans, and c) prepare written material to convey the findings to a library audience. This project will start summer of 2015 and continue into the fall, with a possible extension into early 2016. The project will be completed in collaboration with a non-profit membership organization actively supporting the library community.

Tasks and Primary Duties:

  • Works with Head of ELP, and/or other senior staff, to help craft projects for new partners, including but not limited to: a) identifying key milestones, b) outlining key tasks, c) estimating time and resources needed. (20% of time)
  • Manages execution of projects. Responsibilities include: a) day-to-day communications with ELP team members and/or partners, b) completion of all project deliverables according to schedules and budgets outlined within contracts and written agreements, c) assessment of resulting service(s), and d) evaluation of opportunities to expand services. (75% of time)
  • Tracks and monitors new resources, tools, and services that may be of keen interest to current and future clients. Shares findings with ELP colleagues and solicits feedback and insights from colleagues in the broader JHU Library community. (5% of time)

Qualifications:

Skills and requirements:

  • Ability to work independently to manage a variety focused library and information related to services and projects
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in research support, analysis, and/or content development required
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of library experience preferred
  • Proven track record in customizing information service to meet specific needs of users
  • Interest in working outside the traditional information provision role in a position embedded in partnering organizations
  • Must be self motivated, willing to take on new challenges, and solve problems
  • Good listener with a high degree of customer orientation
  • Superb people skills, strong team-orientation, and professional attitude
  • Clear and consistent communicator
  • Excellent writing skills and experience preparing written materials for public consumption
  • Strong project planning, management, and execution skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and easily adapt to new technology

Education:

  • BA Required
  • Completion or demonstrated progress toward completion of an MLS from an ALA accredited institution preferred

NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Homewood HR Divisional Office at 443-997-5100. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

To apply for this position, please see posting at https://hrnt.jhu.edu/jhujobs/jobview.cfm?reqId=300021&postId=1201

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Resource Management Analyst II (Electronics Records Archivist) at the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives – Frankfort, KY

Blog - MLS - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:22

Type of Position: Full-time, Weekdays

Salary:  $35,246.40 – $46,690.80 annually at 37.5 hour work week

Benefits: State benefits

Job Duties: The Resource Management Analyst II (Electronic Records Archivist) assists with the development and coordination of the electronic records archives (e-Archives), including the e-Archives data repository. Serves as liaison between state and local government agencies and the e-Archives programmatic functions to develop and implement workflows and processes enabling the effective acquisition, description, access, management and preservation of electronic records transferred to the e-Archives.  Works closely with and advises agency records officers and program managers on long-term management and preservation of electronic records maintained by state and local government agencies.   Participates in the development and management of repository services, the web archiving program, and a wide variety of born-digital records ingest and access initiatives.  Participates in the Electronic Records Working Group and other KDLA groups and teams, and in national electronic preservation initiatives; and provides training related to KDLA’s electronic records program and activities.  Monitors electronic records management and digital preservation standards, guidelines and best practices, and makes recommendations for incorporating those into KDLA’s electronic records program.

Qualifications/Experience:

Education: Graduate of a college or university with a bachelor’s degree. Experience in computer programming, systems analysis, information services, research and statistics, business administration, or public administration will substitute for the bachelor’s degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Experience: Must have two years of systems analysis, business administration, or public administration experience. Related technical or vocational training will substitute for the bachelor’s degree requirement on a year for year basis. A master’s degree in computer science, business or public administration will substitute for one year of the experience requirement.

Additional Comments: Applicants and employees in this classification may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D

Application Procedure: Complete an application and apply on-line at careers.ky.gov

Application Deadline: July 31, 2015

Contact: Beth Shields
Kentucky Dept. for Libraries & Archives
300 Coffee Tree Rd, P O Box 537
Frankfort KY
40602-0537
Beth.Shields@ky.gov

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Library Director at Charles County Public Library – Charles County, MD

Blog - MLS - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 11:06

The Board of Trustees of the Charles County Public Library seeks a forward-thinking and community focused leader to serve as Director.

The towns and villages of Charles County, Maryland are lively communities that are steeped in history, blessed with great natural beauty, and committed to a progressive future. Located in southern Maryland, Charles County’s 155,000 residents delight in scenic views of the Potomac River while also appreciating their close proximity to the Washington DC, Annapolis and Baltimore metropolitan areas.

As one of the fastest growing counties in Maryland, residents enjoy a high quality of life and easy access to the vibrant cultural, educational, and recreational opportunities of a major urban area.

The Charles County Public Library Director will be expected to:

  • Lead the library and staff in a highly professional manner, fostering teamwork and collaboration
  • Advocate for the library and enthusiastically participate in community events and organizations
  • Exhibit strong leadership with the ability to inspire staff, board and community

This opportunity requires an individual with:

  • A sense of humor, intellectual curiosity, and political savviness
  • Highly effective communication and problem-solving skills
  • Understanding of current and emerging library technology and trends

Additional Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Must have a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited school
  • Experience in a high-level library leadership role with financial responsibilities and an appreciation for alternative funding
  • Must hold or be able to obtain Maryland Library Certification

Salary is competitive based on qualifications. Relocation assistance and excellent benefits. Please respond by August 14 for full consideration.

For information on how to apply for this position, please click here. Phone and email inquiries are welcome.

John Keister & Associates
Executive Search
library@johnkeister.com
p: 847-955-0540

We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunities, and will not discriminate against any candidate because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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Makerspace Librarian at Pike’s Peak Library District – Colorado Springs, CO

Blog - MLS - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 10:38

Seeking a tech savvy / tech friendly, flexible and collaborative professional to join Adult Services at the East Library. This is an exciting opportunity to leverage your passion for programming, public speaking while helping people find information and community resources focused on emerging technology. This position operates in a diverse environment to help fulfill PPLD’s mission by providing programming, community outreach, and leadership. This position uses comprehensive knowledge of library science, meeting facilitation, electronic databases, current technologies, and community resources.

Compensation:  $22.00 – 24.46 per hour (DOE) + full benefits, equivalent to a salary range of $45,760- $50, 876 annually

Essential Functions:

  • Identifies informative and entertaining programs on a variety of topics that fit within library and department goals and public programming needs related to the maker culture and involving our maker space; outreach to appropriate groups in the community to promote the library and assess community need; plans with outside agencies in partnerships that promote use of library services; delivers programs to audiences within the library, at organizations within the branch’s service area and at community libraries.
  • Works on the public service desks providing reference service to walk-ins, over the phone, via email, and instant messaging.
  • Oversees the East Makerspace providing instruction and programming for staff and patrons; coordinates activities in the makerspace; coordinates efforts with applicable departments and other staff in the District.
  • Assists and instructs patrons through material and online searches, computer software applications, reference/in-depth research, community referrals, and outside sources/collections.
  • Maintains confidentiality in all patron and staff interactions.
  • Promotes library services through tours, outreach, demonstrations, talks, and displays. EOE Librarian – Makerspace (continued)
  • Uses computers, printers, specialized software, fax, and other business machines.
  • Provides leadership support to the Library through collaborative problem solving. Engages in effective teamwork to achieve commitment to system-wide goals through positive collaboration and effective facilitation of meetings and decision-making processes as required.
  • Serves as the “person in charge” in the absence of the Adult Services Division Head, assume a leadership role to address emergency situations; take ownership of the public service environment to ensure the safety of staff and the public.
  • Maintains a host of ongoing programs while introducing new programs and special events that respond to customer and community demand.
  • Demonstrates flexibility to change direction/priorities based on community need; provides input on policy as needed.
  • Performs other job-related duties and projects as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science (LMS) or Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) with a demonstrated interest in makerspaces
  • Prefer a candidate with a minimum of one year of MLS experience; previous experience in instruction, programs with emerging technology a plus
  • Has the ability to inspire imaginations and create a gathering place for the community
  • SIRSI experience is a plus!
  • Excellent communication skills, demonstrates a “whatever-it-takes” work ethic, and models an excellent customer service attitude. Bilingual ability is a plus in serving our diverse community.
  • Requires an essay response. In order to be considered as a qualified applicant for this position, you must write and submit a typed and double-spaced essay (250-300 words each), in response to the following topic: “Please describe a program you designed based on a community need.” Applications that are submitted without the above requested essay will not be considered for this position. Include the essay with your other PPLD job application materials.

Closing date:  Open until filled, preference will be given to applications received by August 2, 2015

Application process:  Complete a PPLD online application at:  ppld.org/jobs

Essay response must be included with the application.

Pikes Peak Library District serves more than 598,000 residents in El Paso County, providing access to resources that are critical to the public, making it a vital force for individual and community transformation for 50 years. PPLD is the second largest library district in the State of Colorado.  Our newest Library 21c is a state-of-the-art facility with the Creative Computer Commons, Makerspace, Family Place area, Center for Public Media, Business and Entrepreneurial Center, a 400 seat Performance & Meeting Venue, and more!  PPLD’s circulation has grown to almost 9 million annually– 25,000 items per day;  our Library’s collection has grown to 1,193,039 and now includes roughly 80,000 electronic materials.

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“Caught In The Middle: Librarians On The Debate Over LGBT Children’s Books” – Stella M. Chavez

Blog - MLS - Thu, 30/07/2015 - 10:37

“…the American Library Association says it’s uncertain if libraries will receive more challenges to LGBT children’s books because of the Supreme Court’s ruling that legalizes same-sex marriage. What is certain: a librarian’s role to advocate for these kinds of books.” Read the full story here.

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Instructor 12 Month/Librarian – Volunteer State Community College (Gallatin) – Gallatin, TN

Blog - MLS - Tue, 28/07/2015 - 17:26

Position Summary

Coordinates the library instruction program for all campuses. Provides library services and resources for off campus and distance education students and faculty.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinates the library instruction program for all campuses and distance education, including development and assessment of the program.
  • Develops and teaches individual and group library instruction sessions and workshops.
  • Coordinates, creates, and maintains library instructional materials.
  • Serves as embedded librarian.
  • Leads in planning and coordinating off-campus and distance education library services for faculty and students, including Regents Online Campus Collaborative (ROCC/RODP).
  • Provides in-person and virtual reference service, including occasional evening and Saturday hours.
  • Promotes library instruction, research, and other public services through marketing and outreach endeavors.
  • Leads in the organization, design, maintenance and evaluation of the Library’s web site.
  • Evaluates, recommends, and implements emerging technologies and mobile applications as appropriate.
  • Participates in collection development.
  • Attend college, department, and faculty meetings.
  • Serve on college and department committees.
  • Attend professional development activities.
  • Participate in community service.
  • Comply with all of the College’s and TBR’s policies and guidelines.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Strong knowledge of current trends and techniques related to information literacy instruction and online learning.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Teaching experience, preferably in a library environment.
  • One year of academic library experience.
  • Two years professional experience.

For more information and to apply visit https://jobs.tbr.edu/postings/11073

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Assistant Director for Education and Research – Denison University -Granville, OH

Blog - MLS - Tue, 28/07/2015 - 17:14
Denison University’s Library is seeking a service-oriented, adaptable professional to fill the Assistant Director for Education and Research position. The Assistant Director for Education and Research is responsible for the oversight and management of instruction, reference, and circulation. The Assistant Director also works closely with other units in the library to ensure access for patrons to all resources, and leads outreach efforts within and beyond the Denison community, including assessment. She/he is a key member of the senior leadership team of the library, and will participate in normal activities of all University librarians.

Denison University is a nationally ranked, residential liberal arts college located in scenic Granville, OH, twenty-five miles east of the Columbus metropolitan area. We are committed to fostering an academically and culturally diverse community.

For a full description, position requirements, and to apply, please visit: employment.denison.edu. Applications received by August 14, 2015 will receive fullest consideration.

 

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Librarian (Law) – Department of Justice – Washington, DC

Blog - MLS - Tue, 28/07/2015 - 17:07
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, July 27, 2015 to Friday, July 31, 2015 POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Permanent SUPERVISORY STATUS: No JOB SUMMARY:

Are you ready to contribute to matters of national importance that promote a competitive and productive American economy? The Antitrust Division has an opening for a Librarian (Law) to join our dedicated team and gain invaluable experience working in the public interest to protect the competitive process.

The Division’s work ranges over the entire spectrum of the U.S. economy. Its merger and civil enforcement cases can affect the structure and performance of an entire industry, and its criminal enforcement detects and punishes white-collar antitrust crimes that rob American consumers.

This position is located on the Library Resources Staff of the Executive Office of the Antitrust Division.  The Antitrust Division Library operates within the Justice Department (JMD) libraries network and is comprised of a large body of antitrust specific materials and a consolidated collection of materials specific to the Civil Division, to be used by staff nationwide.

TRAVEL REQUIRED
  • Not Required
RELOCATION AUTHORIZED
  • No
KEY REQUIREMENTS
  • You must be a US citizen to be considered for this position.
  • You may be required to undergo a pre-employment security investigation.
  • You may be required to take a drug test.
  • You must submit a complete application package.
  • You must meet all qualification requirements by the closing date.
DUTIES:

This position is located on the Library Staff of the Antitrust Division (ATR). The incumbent serves as a Librarian (Law) performing research in the fields of business, economics, and law with a specific emphasis on company, industry and legislative history research.  Responsibilities include:

  • Responding to a full range of complex or difficult inquiries, including those in a new or highly specialized field of knowledge (e.g. emerging industries), those regarding historical materials that are difficult to identify or locate, or for information that involves legal or specialized terminology.
  • Utilizing a variety of complex technical and specialized databases and other diverse sources to provide extensive legal and legislative reference services.
  • Utilizing one’s own knowledge various published and unpublished sources and electronic databases to answer specialized and/or technical questions and inquiries from clients.
  • Developing resource directories, in both paper and electronic format.
  • Answering reference questions, locating and selecting appropriate sources and analyzing them.
  • Evaluating the authoritativeness, currency, and relevance of the specialized information available on particular topics, issues, or problems.
  • Compiling electronic and paper information packets for clients (i.e., literature guides, resource directories, bibliographies).
  • Assisting in the maintenance of the library collection (i.e., multiple formats of research materials on federal laws, business, and economics).
  • Reviewing the veracity of the online library catalog with regard to what is on the shelf; editing and verifying catalog records for conformance with collection and established cataloging policies.
  • Reviewing a wide variety of brochures, websites, catalogs, and other sources to recommend new items and sources for possible acquisition; determining the quality of materials acquired from different sources and the need for new subscriptions and renewals.
  • Monitoring the quality of preserved materials to ensure adherence to established standards and specifications.
  • Teaching clientele about research tools through one-on-one or class instruction.
  • Developing and maintaining library web pages and electronic guides.

For more information and to apply visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/410850000

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