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Library Technician -National Gallery of Art – Washington, DC

Blog - MLS - 1 hour 51 min ago

About the Agency

The mission of the National Gallery of Art is to serve the United States of America in a national role by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards.

This position is located on the staff of the Deputy Director (DD), in the Interlibrary Loan office of the Library’s Reader Services Department (DLR). The primary purpose of the position is to process interlibrary loan (ILL) requests to and from the NGA Library.


The incumbent locates, creates, and maintains bibliographic information: Processes interlibrary loan requests from other libraries. Reviews incoming ILL requests received online (via bibliographic networks and ILLIAD) and in print (via standard American Library Association [ALA] form); confirms suitability of Library materials for lending; updates online records for those requests that cannot be filled by the NGA Library. Retrieves materials to be loaned from the stacks and prepares circulation information. Prepares shipments of materials to be loaned and updates online records. Prepares appropriate shipment forms for materials to be loaned and obtains authorized signatures; delivers outgoing materials to the mail room. Records shipments in the FedEx ledger. Checks Library receiving room and mail station for incoming materials.

Processes interlibrary loan requests to other libraries: Verifies bibliographic information and holdings and prepares requests using the ILLIAD ILL system. Checks Library receiving room and mail station for materials sent by lenders; receives borrowed materials and notifies requestor of their availability, terms of loan, and due date. Prepares shipments of materials to be returned to lenders and updates online records. Prepares appropriate shipment forms for materials to be returned and obtains authorized signatures; delivers outgoing materials to the mail room. Records shipments in the FedEx ledger, and files documented shipping forms. Prepares print and digital reproductions of library materials that are deemed unsuitable for lending (these include rare books, fragile materials and ephemera); prepares reproductions of library materials to support research by Gallery staff and library users. Monitors status of outstanding requests and assists with procedures to ensure the timely return of loaned and borrowed materials. Compiles monthly statistics for ILL activities and other special reports as requested. Maintains paper and electronic departmental files. Assists with other activities in the Reader Services section, including circulation and vertical files; transliterates and interprets bibliographic information in foreign languages to assist staff in locating library materials.

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“The oldest library on Earth was started by a woman, and finally everyone can visit it” – Selina Cheng

Blog - MLS - 2 hours 35 min ago

“Founded by a Muslim woman, the University of Al Qarawiyyin in Fez, Morroco, opened its doors in 859. Its library has been restored during the last three years by another woman, Canadian-Moroccan architect Aziza Chaouni. A wing will be open to the general public later this year.”

Learn more about this historic library here:

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The Law Librarian of Congress – Library of Congress – Washington, DC

Blog - MLS - 2 hours 56 min ago

About the Agency

The Law Librarian of Congress manages the Law Library of Congress, housing the largest collection of United States and foreign legal literature in the world. The legal collections represent all known legal systems, including common law, civil law, and religious and customary law jurisdictions. The Law Library of Congress, its staff, and collections support the legal reference and research needs of the United States Congress. The Law Librarian of Congress exercises final responsibility for the Law Library budget, management of staff, policy administration and development, and overall operational effectiveness. The Law Librarian serves as a member of the Library of Congress Executive Committee (EC) and participates in the overall management of the Library of Congress.

This position is located in the Office of the Law Librarian.

The position description number for this position is 129170.

The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.

The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.

This is a supervisory, non-bargaining unit position.

Relocation expenses are not authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.


Plans and manages broad, emerging, and/or critical agency programs or operations. Program-related activities include program strategic planning, capital planning and investment control, workforce planning, and resource management. Reviews and evaluates organizational activities and advises senior management regarding the accomplishments and evaluation of program goals.

Assesses the economic impact, feasibility, practicality, and effectiveness of existing and/or proposed legislation, standards, regulations, and/or policies in order to develop, review, and/or approve high-level policies that have a broad impact on significant agency programs and/or mission areas.

Directs the work of the organization, providing administrative and technical supervision necessary for accomplishing the work of the unit.

Contacts, advises, and collaborates with high-ranking officials, such as agency heads, top congressional staff officials, state executives, legislative leaders, and/or executives of comparable private sector organizations.

Reports directly to the Librarian of Congress, and in addition to overseeing the planning, administration, direction, and operation of the Law Library, serves as a member of the Library of Congress Executive Committee, the senior policy body in the Library.

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Database Manager (12-18 month) – American Jewish Historical Society – New York, NY

Blog - MLS - 3 hours 6 min ago

The American Jewish Historical Society in New York City is seeking a
database manager for a 12-18 month position in connection with the
processing of the records of HIAS from the second half of the 20th century.
The job description is here:

The American Jewish Historical Society is the oldest ethnic, cultural
archive in the United States. AJHS provides access to more than 25 million
documents and 50,000 books, photographs, art and artifacts that reflect the
history of the Jewish presence in the United States from 1654 to the

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Audio Visual Preservation Specialist – University of Kansas – Lawrence, KS

Blog - MLS - 3 hours 7 min ago

Position Summary:

This position plays a key role in preserving the University of Kansas
Libraries’ valuable and unique collections by enhancing the University’s
capacity to preserve and make available recorded sound and moving image
materials. The incumbent will report to the Head of Conservation Services
and maintain a number of critical working relationships with units and
groups that are engaged in preservation, curation, and access to media. The
Audio Visual Preservation Specialist will assist archivists, curators,
collection managers, and public services staff in identifying at-risk
collections, will suggest appropriate reformatting options, and will direct
the day-to-day operations of reformatting projects, maintenance of
equipment, and development of workflows in support of preservation,
description, and access.

Application deadline is August 19, 2016.
The full job posting can be accessed at

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Marketing and Communications Graduate Assistant – University of Maryland – College Park, MD

Blog - MLS - 3 hours 9 min ago

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Marketing and Communications GA assists in the design, creation and production of internal and external marketing materials such as websites, publications, event promotions, presentations, blogs and social media, ensuring a unified brand and visual identity across all channels.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park. Strong interpersonal and organization skills with the ability to work on multiple projects with competing deadlines. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required as well as expertise with editing. Applicants should have expertise with software as Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office Suite (Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel). Ability to communicate and disseminate technical information to a lay audience by phone, in person, and online. Graphic design skills and experience. Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. Willingness to work some evenings for event support (occasionally). Ability to lift up to 40lbs.

Available to work 20 hours per week during office business hours of 8:30am to 5:00pm.

All interested applicants must submit one (1) writing sample and one (1) graphic design sample with their online application to be considered.


First year admitted graduate student preferred. Coursework in Journalism, English, Marketing, or Library Science preferred.

Additional Information:

This is a 20 hours per week, 12 month assistantship position.

All interested applicants must submit one (1) writing sample and one (1) graphic design sample with their online application to be considered.

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Associate Dean of Special Collections and Archives – Utah State University Libraries – Logan, UT

Blog - MLS - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 18:11

Utah State University Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative and highly motivated Associate Dean (AD) to lead a newly restructured Special Collections and Archives Division. The primary responsibilities of the position are to provide leadership and direction for the departments of Special Collections and Archives, Digital Initiatives, and Government Documents within the broader context of the University Libraries’ and the campus’ strategic plans and goals. The incumbent will report to the Dean of Libraries and serve on the Libraries Executive Council, the senior leadership, policy and management team.

The successful candidate will work with the Division and other library departments to create extraordinary user experiences with the Division’s preeminent manuscript, photographic, book, government document, university archives, digital, and institutional repository collections. The incumbent will oversee a rich program of research and instructional services, providing outreach via reference and consultation services, course-integrated curriculum development, exhibition development, and other programming opportunities. The AD will be a leader in the Libraries digital and physical preservation committees. The AD will develop and implement strategies for collection development for both the physical and digital collections. In addition to the primary responsibilities, the successful candidate will work to develop external funding, through monetary donations, in-kind gifts and grant funding.

For more information about the position, and to apply, visit the Utah State University jobs portal at The first application review date is August 14, 2016.

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Processing Archivist – Congregational Library & Archives – Boston, MA

Blog - MLS - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 18:10

The Processing Archivist reports directly to the Library Director and works in collaboration with the Library Director, Assistant Librarian, the Archivists, Digital Projects Specialist, and New England’s Hidden Histories’ Director (NEHH), to ensure the processing of the Congregational Library & Archives (CLA) collections. The primary focus of this job will be working with the NEHH collections to ensure their processing and digitization workflow, and assist in publication. This position plays a key role in the administration and project management of two significant grants, in the accessibility and delivery of NEHH materials, and assists in successfully attaining the CLA’s goals and objectives.

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Send all resumes and cover letters to Tom Clark:

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Web Developer – WGBH – Boston, MA

Blog - MLS - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 17:57

Work on exciting AV archive digital projects at WGBH as our new Web Developer!

Apply at:

Web Developer [Media Library & Archives – Digital Projects] (Boston)
Position Information
Web Developer
Position Type Department
Full Time Media Library & Archives – Digital Projects
Classification Type Full Time Staff

Department Overview
WGBH produces the best and most well-known television, radio and online programs for public media. The WGBH Media Library and Archives preserves and helps re-purpose WGBH creations into the future. The MLA establishes the policies and procedures for the access, acquisition, intellectual control, and preservation of WGBH’s physical media and digital production and administrative assets. The MLA also offers production organization of archival materials from projects start up to shut down, research services, rights clearances, and licenses WGBH stock footage.

Position Overview
WGBH is seeking a Ruby on Rails developer to help maintain multiple websites / projects for the Media Library and Archives.
The WGBH Media Library and Archives department utilizes technology including Ruby on Rails, Blacklight, and Apache Solr for its websites.  We deploy code using Github and Amazon EC2 instances. Working closely with the Media Library and Archive’s Director, Project Manager, Developer and Systems Analyst the person in this position will further develop and maintain several web properties such as Open Vault ( and the American Archive of Public Broadcasting ( This work will include adding new records and features as these web properties continue to expand.

Ideal candidates should be:
* Comfortable working in teams of 2 to 6, sometimes remotely
* Able to communicate clearly and respectfully to all team members, both technical and non-technical
* Willing to be active participant open-source communities
* Understanding of metadata schemas
* Ability to travel 1-2 times per year to conferences, hackathons and partner meetings

Required skills for all duties include having working knowledge of:
* Ruby >= 2
* Rails >= 4, common conventions, patterns, and best practices how to write and run automated tests for Rails apps using Rspec and Capybara (or equivalent)
* Github
* Amazon Web Services
* CSS3 + HTML5
* XML basics
* working from command line (OS X or Linux)
Other skills required for specific duties include having a working knowledge of, or experience in:
* scss
* j Query
* Twitter Bootstrap
* how REST apis work
* Rails gem patterns
* HTML 5 video players
* ability to write raw SQL

Duties will depend on individual strengths, but may include any of:
* front-end development
* back-end development
* streaming video integration and presentation
* organizing and writing documentation
* usage stats and analysis
* DevOps and deployment
* performance stats, analysis and optimization
* code review using Github
* Agile development using Jira

Bonus skills specific to our projects include experience or familiarity with:
* Blacklight discovery interface
* Solr search indexes
* Hydra Project (Rails Engine)
* Fedora 4.0 open source repository system
* XML, XSL, and manipulating XML with Nokogiri ruby gem
* Rails deployment with Capistrano

Essential Functions:

70% Website development and maintenance
10% Technical documentation
10% Code review
10% Other

Skills Required
To perform the required duties, the Developer must have 2+ years of professional Ruby on Rails experience. Demonstrated interest in library or moving images archives also preferred.

Educational Requirements
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or related field required or sufficient work experience with sample code and references.

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School Media Specialist Teachers – The Tri-Valley Central School – Grahamsville, NY

Blog - MLS - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 17:54

The Tri-Valley Central School is seeking 2 state certified Media Specialists (1 elementary & 1 secondary) with teaching experience to transform our libraries into a 21st Century Library. We are looking for 2 individuals who will create an environment that will inspire the love of learning through connections to curriculum, pathways through technology, and modeling innovation.

Requirements of each candidate:

  • A self-starter, willing to take initiative and ask questions.
  • Collaborative, willing to meet with colleagues and supervisors to help support the curriculum and student learning throughout the district.
  • Technologically saavy, can utilize a variety of forms of technology as a way to deliver instruction, provide resources and convey a message of innovation.
  • Organized, able to create and maintain systems to manage a libray’s inventory as resources for students’ growth in research development skills.
  • Able to teach and work collaboratively with teachers in meeting all students’ needs and providing inquiry skills in research development.
  • Positive attitude and works well with others

Interested parties should submit letter of interest to:

Mr. Thomas Palmer, Superintendent
Tri-Valley Central School District
34 Moore Hill Road
Grahamsville, NY 12740
(845)985-2296 ext. 5101

NY State Education Department will work with certified teachers in School Library Media from other states to gain NY state certification.

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Information Services Librarian – Georgia Southern University – Statesboro, GA

Blog - MLS - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 17:52

The Zach S. Henderson Library invites applications and nominations for the position of Information Services Librarian and Assistant or Associate Professor, a reference, instruction, and liaison position within the Information Services Department (ISD).

Georgia Southern University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a member of the University System of Georgia. As the largest and most comprehensive research institution in southeast Georgia, the University is a residential campus of more than 20,500 students representing 48 states and 89 nations.

Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Georgia Southern offers a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and selected master’s and doctoral programs through eight colleges: Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Information Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Public Health, Science and Mathematics and Graduate Studies. With an emphasis on academic distinction, excellent teaching, research and student success, Georgia Southern offers both undergraduate and graduate students an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery and personal growth.

Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern lays claim to being the most beautiful campus in the state. Comprising more than 900 acres, the University grounds are an arboretum-like treasure featuring gently rolling lawns, scenic ponds and soaring pines. Located in Statesboro, a safe Main Street community of approximately 30,000 residents not far from Savannah and Hilton Head Island, Georgia Southern provides the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a smaller college.

Within this setting, the Zach S. Henderson Library supports Georgia Southern University by providing access to information, collections, and services designed to meet the scholarly needs of the University and the general public. The Library promotes independent lifelong learning, employs a learner-centered service ethic, and ensures a comfortable and secure study environment. The Information Services Librarian is one of eight library faculty members in ISD, which also consists of three staff members, two adjunct librarians, and 12 student assistants. The ISD is responsible for assisting library users to achieve their learning goals through reference and research service, formal workshops and other classroom-based instruction, and subject specialist collection development services to academic departments. In addition, the Zach S. Henderson Library is one of almost 1,200 Federal Government Documents Depository libraries and one of three State of Georgia Documents Libraries, and the Government Documents unit is part of the Information Services Department.

Position Description. Reporting to the Head of ISD, this position provides reference, research and instructional assistance to library users, and serves as liaison to academic departments, performing collection development and instructional services. Department services are expected to be delivered to remote students and faculty at the same level of quality and priority as the services are delivered in-house. Henderson Library faculty are expected to function independently, take initiative, set goals and priorities in a dynamic changing environment, work congenially and collaboratively with Library personnel and patrons, and meet the Library’s standards for the practice of librarianship, professional service, professional development, and creative activities. The position is a fiscal year (12 month) tenure-track appointment with the rank of assistant professor or associate professor, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned ALA-accredited master’s in Librarianship, or foreign equivalent, by December 31, 2016.
  • Excellent oral, writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interact effectively with all internal and external constituencies, and to work collegially in a shared governance organization.
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the institution
  • For consideration of associate professor rank: at least five years of experience as a reference librarian in an academic library, with a strong record of research and service with publications and presentations in professional venues.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.
  • Demonstrated teaching experience.
  • Experience with new information technologies, evolving models of scholarship, open access, open data, and open educational resources.
  • Experience with current issues and best practices in delivering reference, research, instruction, collection development, and liaison services in academic libraries.
  • Understanding of natural or physical sciences and their scholarly communication patterns that is sufficient for performing effectively as a liaison to academic departments in those disciplines.

Screening of applications begins August 19, 2016 and continues until the position is filled. The preferred position starting date is January 1, 2017. A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least three professional references. Other documentation may be requested. Only complete applications and applications submitted electronically will be considered. Finalists will be required to submit to a background investigation. Applications and nominations should be sent to:

Dr. W. Bede Mitchell, Search Chair, Search #67418
Zach S. Henderson Library
Georgia Southern University
P.O. Box 8074
Statesboro GA 30460-8074
Electronic mail:
Telephone: 912-478-5115

More information about the institution is available through or Georgia Southern University seeks to recruit individuals who are committed to working in diverse academic and professional communities and who are committed to excellence in teaching, scholarship, and professional service within the University and beyond. The names of applicants and nominees, vitae, and other non-evaluative information may be subject to public inspection under the Georgia Open Records Act. Georgia Southern University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity institution. Individuals who need reasonable accommodations under the ADA to participate in the search process should contact the Associate Provost.

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Library Data Analyst (Part-time) – Baltimore County Public Library – Towson, MD

Blog - MLS - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 17:49

Library Data Analyst (Part-time) – Administrative Offices, Towson, MD

(Must be able to work 24 weekly hours between 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Monday thru Thursday)


At BCPL, staff members have the opportunity to enrich individual lives and build strong communities by delivering exceptional customer experiences, establishing meaningful partnerships, and creating innovative learning spaces. We seek enthusiastic, open-minded, self-motivated individuals who can work well independently and with others. BCPL circulates over 11 million items and provides library services through its 19 branches, 4 mobile library vehicles, and an extensive outreach network. If you are forward thinking and passionate about public service, consider joining BCPL as a Part-time Library Data Analyst.

Key Responsibilities


  • Under the general direction of the Planning, Projects, and Data Coordinator collects and analyzes statistical, survey, demographic, and other data, prepares reports for a variety of audiences, and provides general support to the Planning and Projects Department.
  • Coordinates and conducts studies of library service and operational effectiveness. Determines assessment effectiveness through design of measurement tools, coordination of research activities, and analysis of results.
  • Contributes to the identification of library performance standards and routinely monitors progress. Communicates variances to library administration.
  • Develops and presents data in multiple and varied visual formats.
  • Facilitates and ensures compliance with statistical mandates and standards.
  • Contributes to system forecasting by monitoring a variety of cultural, education, community, technology and business trends that may impact library services and operations.
  • Responds to requests for data in a timely and effective manner.
  • Provides service in alignment with BCPL’s mission, vision and strategic direction.
  • Supports innovation by embracing change, supporting intelligent risk-taking and anticipating customers’ needs.
  • Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter, rethinking processes, and effectively solving problems.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to teamwork by being an effective communicator and engaging in respectful and productive work relationships.
  • Proactively pursues continuous learning by participating in training opportunities and joining workplace teams.


Education/Experience Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics, Information Management or a related field.
  • Working knowledge of research and survey techniques and methodologies, including data analysis, acquired through at least one year of professional experience.
  • Proficient using MS Office applications, Google Drive or other cloud applications, and various survey tools. Experience using SPSS software is preferred.
  • Strong planning and project management skills and the ability to analyze written, statistical and numerical data.
  • Ability to apply effective design and branding standards to data presentations.
  • Ability to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to travel within the County to attend meetings, trainings, and make presentations as needed.
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Must pass post offer criminal background check.


Hourly salary: $18.23 – $23.93 commensurate with experience.


To Apply:

Send an email to that includes two attachments: 1) Employment Application and 2) Cover letter and resume as one PDF document. Include your last name in the title of each attachment. Clearly indicate the job title: Part-time Library Data Analyst in the subject line of your email. Only documents received in this manner will be accepted.

Documents must be received by July 28, 2016.                                                                                                                                   Vacancy #: 2017-005 

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Academic Technology Librarian – North Carolina State University Libraries – Raleigh, NC

Blog - MLS - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 17:43

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Academic Technology Librarian. This position sits within in the Libraries’ IT Department, which has played a leading role in the creation of high-tech learning spaces, delivery of rich media, and development of the James B. Hunt Jr. Library as a research platform. This Librarian will facilitate outreach, project management, and support across the scope of technologies supported by the Academic Technology unit. This includes guiding faculty and students in the use of advanced technologies for research, teaching, and learning, as well as support for the Libraries’ high tech spaces, investigation of new and emerging technologies, and in-depth support for relevant faculty projects. If you are a person who would like to provide a new generation of library users with everything they can imagine and more, consider applying for this position.

For a full job description and application information, see

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Head of Adult and Technology Services – Oak Bluffs Public Library – Oak Bluffs, MA

Blog - MLS - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 17:41
Head of Adult and Technology Services

The Oak Bluffs Public Library on the island of Martha’s Vineyard seeks a future-oriented technology & reference librarian to join its intrepid team as the Head of Adult and Technology Services. At Oak Bluffs, we believe that people of all ages learn and grow through interactive play. We’ll look to you to design both formal and casual learning opportunities that will foster transformative experiences. Our future Maker Lab Classroom will be your backdrop for implementing programs and hands-on experiences that illuminate the lives of our community.

You will use your prior technology experience to take a leadership role in developing STEM-related programs and initiatives using innovative technologies (e.g., app development, 3-D printers & other makerspace tools).

In addition to providing technology instruction, you will also deliver traditional reference, ILL and readers’ advisory services to patrons. You’ll assist the public in the use of print and non-print library resources, including books, periodicals, databases and electronic catalogs. One of your essential job functions will be the collection development and maintenance of adult materials, which includes reading reviews, acquisitions, shelf-reading, and weeding. You will also work closely with our team to plan and host adult and young adult events, create engaging displays, form community partnerships and assist with strategic planning.

Minimum Requirements:

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree and at least three years of experience in libraries, or relevant combination of education and experience
  • Strong service-oriented commitment to working in public libraries
  • Comfort with the adventure of working on Martha’s Vineyard
  • Experience with web creation languages, video editing and graphics creation programs; teaching experience with social media, Microsoft Office, smartphones and tablets
  • Knowledge of public library operations, including emerging library services, resources & technologies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to thrive in a team-oriented environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Continuous self-driven professional development
  • Strong user-centered approach and knowledge of assessment tools in decision-making
  • Knowledge of trends in modern library services, including accessibility, responsive design, interfaces & usability
  • Bilingual in English and Portuguese a strong plus

This is a full-time Union position with salary range from $24.53 to $30.16 per hour, plus a comprehensive benefits package. Work hours include Saturdays and evenings.

When applying, please provide an outline of your approach to adult education. Send resume, letter of interest (including outline) and 3 professional references by September 30, 2016 to the Personnel Office, Town of Oak Bluffs, PO Box 1327, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 or email  EOE employer. Job description available from the Town’s website:

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Executive Director – CIAS Image Permanence Institute – Rochester, NY

Blog - MLS - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 17:39

The Image Permanence Institute at the Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY is seeking an Executive Director. The Executive Director will provide leadership and strategic direction for the Image Permanence Institute (IPI) of RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, a university-based laboratory devoted to preservation research and the development of sustainable practices for the preservation of images and cultural property. Through a balanced program of sponsored research, education, products, and services, and with annual operating income of $2M and 16 staff, IPI provides essential guidance and information, consulting and testing services, practical tools and preservation technology to libraries, archives, museums, and related industries worldwide. The Executive Director will guide IPI in addressing new and transformative areas for preservation research and education. Candidates should have an Advanced Degree and 5+ years of leadership experience, preferably in a non-profit environment. Anticipated start date: January 2017.

How to Apply
To view the full job description and to be considered for this position, apply at:; click on “Search Openings”. Enter “2588BR” in the keyword search.

Additional Details
The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion.  For more information or inquiries, please visit or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov

About the Image Permanence Institute
The Image Permanence Institute(r) (IPI) is a recognized world leader in the development and deployment of sustainable practices for the preservation of images and cultural property. IPI accomplishes this through a balanced program of research, education, products, and services that meet the needs of individuals, companies, and institutions.

IPI(r) is a nonprofit, university-based laboratory devoted to preservation research. It is the world’s largest independent laboratory with this specific scope. Founded in 1985, IPI provides information, consulting services, practical tools and preservation technology to libraries, archives, and museums worldwide. The imaging and consumer preservation industries also use IPI’s consulting, testing and educational services.

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E-Resources Management Specialist – American University – Washington, DC

Blog - MLS - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 17:37


The E-Resources Management Specialist works independently within the Electronic Resources Management Unit by providing support for all of the library’s electronic resources, including journals, databases, e-books, datasets, and aggregator collections via the library’s Electronic Resource Management System, OCLC WorldShare, LibGuides, and EZProxy. Primary responsibilities include maintenance of resource and license records in the ERMS and OCLC WorldShare, maintaining archival units for the LOCKSS server, maintaining definitions on the EZProxy server, working with the Electronic Resources Management Unit to troubleshoot end-user access issues, and management of e-resource usage data collection and reporting.



At least two years of college or the equivalent in education, training and experience working in libraries or organizations with a public service focus.


Ability to work independently and collaboratively. Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Knowledge of spreadsheets, word processing programs, and the Internet.  Basic understanding of information technology systems, including networks and Internet browsers.  Initiative and desire to learn.


Position available:

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


To apply, log in to the AU careers website ( to complete the online application and upload your cover letter and resume.


Additional information:

Applicants should view the University’s outstanding benefits package on our web site at


American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.

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Library Services Technician, High Density Storage & Document Delivery – University of Maryland – College Park, MD

Blog - MLS - Thu, 28/07/2016 - 16:57

The person in this position will be an essential part of the transfer of materials from McKeldin Library and other branch Libraries at the University of Maryland College Park to Severn Library, an offsite, high-density storage facility. S/he will also provide Scan & Deliver, the Libraries’ document delivery service, to UMD users and perform related work as part of the Resource Sharing & Reserves unit. The preferred work schedule for this position is 10:30am-7:00pm.

Processes material into Severn Library. Assists Severn Coordinator in Special Collections and University Archives, Preservation Department, and others in preparing special collection items for transfer to Severn Library. Works with SCUA staff to transfer Thesis and Dissertation Collection to Severn Library.

Processes document delivery and other interlibrary loan requests. Monitors document delivery workflow and turnaround time. Leads and trains student workers performing related tasks. Provides essential evening hour coverage on weekdays.

1. In consultation with SCUA staff and the Collection Maintenance Coordinator, transfers the Thesis and Dissertation collection to Severn Library
2. Processes material into Severn Library
3. Assists Severn Coordinator in Special Collections and University Archives, Preservation Department, and others in preparing special collection items for transfer to Severn Library.
4. In consultation with Collection Maintenance Coordinator, transfers regular collection material to Severn Library as needed
5. Provides Scan & Deliver service to UMD users
6. Processes ILL requests and materials
7. Leads and trains student assistants


Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED

One year of library or related clerical or public service experience.



Highly preferred knowledge/skills/abilities:
Working knowledge of the nature and function of libraries; of library services, practices and procedures. Skill in alphabetic and numeric filing and using a personal computer and library software to input and retrieve information. Ability to communicate effectively; to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library users and staff; to provide guidance and instruction to subordinate personnel; to work independently and exercise initiative in applying rules, procedures and instructions; to pack and unpack library materials.

Experience working in an academic library or library storage facility and experience operating a fork lift, preferred.

Familiarity using ILLiad or an integrated library system. Familiarity operating multi-function printers and scanners.

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Call for Submissions – iSchool Review

Blog - MLS - Wed, 27/07/2016 - 15:44

The iSchool Review is a new publication designed specifically for work from master’s students in professional degree programs. As we begin to compile content for the second issue, we are seeking submissions related to information management, information design and information policy.

From traditional essays or policy papers to interactive information visualizations or UI/UX projects, we aim to publish cutting-edge works that further the interdisciplinary trajectory of 21st-century iSchools.

We will review submissions in two rounds, with a degree of preference given to early submitters. Following are the deadlines:

  • Round 1: Friday, 9 September 2016; and
  • Round 2: Friday, 21 October 2016.

For more details about the submission process (i.e. style guide, keywords, etc.) please see below.

And if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email us at

Thank you,

The iSchool Review


Each submission should include an abstract that contains the following:

1) Title of Paper
2) Name(s) of Author(s)
3) Contact e-mail(s) for the author(s)
4) Affiliated academic institution(s)
5) A brief summary that provides a high-level overview of the work and explains its significance to the relevant field(s).
-This summary should be no longer than 250 words.
6) Acknowledgements (optional).
7) 3 to 5 keywords that categorize the work.

Faculty Endorsement

Each work that is selected for publication will require an endorsement from a faculty member at the author(s)’s affiliated academic institution(s). The faculty endorsement should be about 250 words and should address the following: describe why the work submitted is important, how it advances the relevant field(s) and/or any noteworthy technical achievements.

NOTE: We do not require the faculty endorsement at the time of submission. However, if your submission is selected for publication you will be responsible for securing and submitting the faculty endorsement. Any/all authors whose work is selected for publication but fail to secure and submit a faculty endorsement will not actually be published in The iSchool Review.

Interactive Component(s)

As a digital-only publication, we seek to take of advantage of interactivity in each issue of The iSchool Review. To that point, we encourage submitters to include interactive components and visualizations when relevant. These interactive components as well as the text of the submissions will be considered when making the final selections for the publication.

If a submission’s interactive component is posted online, please include a link to the appropriate website(s). If the interactive component is not posted online, please include relevant screenshots.


Submissions should use Times New Roman font. The font size should be 12 pt. The text of the submission should be double-spaced. All pages should be numbered in the upper right hand corner.


Each submission should have a separate Works Cited page. Entries should be written according to APA style and listed alphabetically by author’s last name.

Submission Process

All submissions should be sent via email to and should be either in .doc or .docx format. Please submit by the appropriate deadline. Please do not submit PDFs.

Any/all interactive component(s) should be included via screenshots and/or with a link to an external website.

Selection Process

The Editorial Board will hold a vote after each submission deadline.

Response Time

You can expect to receive a notification within four weeks after the relevant deadline for your submission.

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Student Success Librarian – St. Norbert College – De Pere, WI

Blog - MLS - Tue, 26/07/2016 - 12:04

St. Norbert College, a nationally-ranked, private, Catholic, liberal arts college, is seeking a Student Success Librarian. This position is responsible for library initiatives that further college efforts to assure every admitted student can succeed, providing leadership through communication, initiative, and enthusiasm for emerging technologies. This librarian will foster a climate of intellectual curiosity among students through responsibility for initiatives which interlace library services with broader college programs and offices to support student success. Reports to the Library Director.

Minimum Qualifications include:
– Master’s degree in a related field such as library science, higher education, college student personnel, sociology or psychology.
– Must be able to occasionally work night and weekends, as required for the position.

Preferred Qualifications include:
– 2-3 years of related experience, especially in academic/library setting/s, in programs serving diverse populations or in fostering equity, diversity, and inclusion.
– Supervisory experience.

Anticipated salary: high 40’s / low 50’s

For the full announcement, please see Applications will be received until the position is filled; review begins Friday, August 5.

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Part-time Library Assistant – Maryland University of Integrative Health – Laurel, MD

Blog - MLS - Tue, 26/07/2016 - 12:02

Maryland University of Integrative Health in Laurel, Maryland, is seeking a dedicated, customer-service oriented individual to work on a part-time basis at the Sherman Cohn Library’s Information/ Circulation Desk as a Library Assistant.  As part of the diverse, caring, and conscientious team that staffs the Desk, Library Assistants tend to Library patrons and report to the Library Director and Circulation Desk Supervisor.  Primary responsibilities are being present at the circulation/information desk during assigned hours, opening the Library on time, and providing exceptional customer service by assisting patrons by performing circulation functions, answering simple ready-reference questions, helping patrons to use Library resources, and assisting with project work as assigned.


Responsibilities/duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing all duties required to open the Library
  • Staffing the circulation/information desk and engaging in tasks required to maintain the collection (shelve, shelf-read, process books, etc.)
  • Utilizing the circulation functions of the Sierra integrated library system by Innovative Interfaces (check-in, check-out, holds, etc.)
  • Responding to the needs of Library patrons in a knowledgeable, timely, and courteous manner
  • Providing instruction and assistance to library patrons (both in person and off campus) in obtaining and utilizing Library resources
  • Answering ready-reference questions and referring complex reference or research questions to appropriate personnel
  • Being prompt and working shifts reliably with little absenteeism
  • Engaging in special project work as assigned
  • Performing other duties as assigned

To apply:

Please view the full job description and access the online application from the following page:

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