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Internship Search Planning

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GSG Grad Pub – Happy Hour

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Systems Librarian at College of the North Atlantic-Qatar – Doha, Qatar

Blog - MLS - Tue, 18/11/2014 - 10:00

Job Title: Librarian (Systems)
Job ID: 6342
Location: Qatar
Full/Part Time: Full-Time, Fixed Term

Application Deadline December 7, 2014

The beautiful and culturally progressive State of Qatar is home to the world class post-secondary institution, College of the North Atlantic-Qatar (CNA-Q).  Internationally recognized as a comprehensive technical college, CNA-Q is committed to high quality, student-centered education.  This commitment is reflected through state-of-the-art facilities, accessible and responsive technology programs and strong partnerships with industry.

The college in Qatar is owned by the State but as part of the Comprehensive Agreement, operates as College of the North Atlantic-Qatar.  Only CNA programs or CNA-approved programs are offered, all with CNA instructors and staff.  With more than 550 staff and 4500 full and part-time students, CNA-Q is one of Qatar’s largest post-secondary institutions. By providing training in a range of technical areas including Engineering Technology, Health Sciences, Industrial Trades, Business Studies and Information Technology, CNA-Q brings the State closer to the goals of Qatar National Vision 2030. In 2013, we celebrated a Decade of Excellence of CNA’s presence in Qatar with a three-year extension of the Comprehensive Agreement.

DUTIES:  Working within a team environment, the successful candidate will provide professional assistance in all aspects of a resource library, with specific responsibility for: managing the library’s automated library system and third party open source library software; customization of all ILS modules including acquisitions, serials, circulation, cataloguing, and the online catalogue; maintenance of the library’s website, intranet site, and virtual resources; liaising with the College’s Software Development and IT Departments and external vendors; providing advice and research on best practices in utilizing technology in the provision of library services; and other duties as required.  The library currently uses the Virtua (VTLS) Integrated Library System and the SpringShare web platform.

The successful candidate must possess these qualifications and competencies:

An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science, or equivalent, and experience and knowledge of managing an automated library system (VTLS preferred); library software (MARC and non-MARC metadata standards); and managing electronic resources and databases is required.  Experience in developing websites and using social networking tools with attention to accessibility and usability is also required.  Candidates must have knowledge of emerging technologies and commitment to continuous learning as well as project management skills including systems upgrades and updates.  Experience and knowledge of content and document management software (ie. SharePoint and SpringShare), web-scale discovery services, web proxy servers, and link resolvers is an asset.  Experience working in an academic library, as well as with outreach, training, and instruction is preferred.  Analytical skills, organizational skills and the ability to work independently is essential.  Candidates must demonstrate exemplary communication and interpersonal skills and expert fluency in English. Effective problem solving skills, an ability to work in a team and learner centered environment, and the ability to develop effective working relationships across all levels of the organization are also required. Intercultural competence including intercultural sensitivity and adaptability, and the ability to conduct oneself appropriately and effectively in another culture, are essential.  Knowledge of technical services and the CNA system and its programs will be considered assets.

NOTE: Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the State of Qatar visa process.

If you are a CANADIAN CITIZEN with excellent English language skills and are ready for a professional and personal adventure in the Middle East, we’d like to hear from you.

See our website http://www.cna.nl.ca/careers/  to apply.

If called for an interview, you must send original transcripts directly to our office from the institution(s) prior to the interview. Successful candidates must provide a recent Certificate of Conduct.

View our websites www.cna-qatar.com & www.cna.nl.ca/qatarfor all the information you’ll need to know about the employment opportunities, employment contracts, the immigration process, our campus, programs of study, employee life and so much more at CNA-Qatar.  CREATE THE FUTURE YOU WANT!

College of the North Atlantic – Qatar Project

  1. O. Box 1693   St. John’s, NL  A1C 5P7   Tel: (709) 758.7347

For general inquiries e-mail:  qatarjobs@cna.nl.ca

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Job Opportunities – Google

MIM Blog - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 13:33
Google has an exciting new role that they’d like to share with you all and encourage you to apply to. Please see the job description below for the Applications Developer, University Graduate role. If you’d like to be considered for an interview before the end of the year, then you need to apply no later than November 30th.  Please note the “How to apply” section at the end of this document. If you need more time, you can still apply after that date, we just can’t guarantee you’ll be interviewed before the end of the year. If you have any questions on the role, please email umdtechstudents@google.com Applications Developer, University Graduate Mountain View, CA, USA Area: As an Applications Developer, you will play a major role in developing, deploying and supporting Google’s internal business applications. You will be a generalist IT developer, tasked with solving varied problems over time. When the situation calls for it, you’ll be part of a team that implements vendor sourced enterprise software, configuring that software, customizing it, and integrating with other internal systems. Other times, you’ll be primarily tasked with creating custom-built software. Responsibilities:
  • Develop and deploy applications that support and change fundamental assumptions of how IT works.
  • Partner with internal teams to define and implement solutions that improve internal business processes.
  • Work closely with analysts to translate business requirements into technical solutions.
  • Build internal solutions, with custom front-ends (web, mobile) and back-end services that automate business processes. Maintain highest levels of development practices including: technical design; solution development; systems configuration; test documentation/execution; issue identification and resolution; writing clean, modular and self-sustaining code.
  • Integrate third party products into internal systems as well as support and upgrade implemented systems.
Minimum qualifications:
  • BA/BS in Computer Science, MIS, IT or related field.
  • Course and/or project work demonstrating strong understanding of databases (RDBMS).
  • Course work and/or experience developing business applications end-to-end, including front-end, data storage and application integration.
  • Programming skills in Java and scripting (Perl, Shell, Python, XML), with knowledge of SQL, relational database concepts and UNIX/Linux.
Preferred qualifications:
  • MS in Computer Science, MIS, IT or related field.
  • Strong understanding of software development life cycle
  • Strong understanding of information management, data modeling, system integration, development methodologies (including unit testing) and web technologies.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and proven ability to work effectively with all organizational levels.
  • Strong analytical skills and a demonstrable bias toward action.
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and thrive in a rapidly changing business environment.
How to apply Please note there is a two-step application process: 1) Submit your application online at https://www.google.com/about/careers/search#!t=jo&jid=2385003& 2) Let recruiters know once you have submitted your online application via this Google Form (http://goo.gl/exu19n)

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Associate University Librarian for Planning Administration & Personell at University of Hawai’i – Honolulu, HI

Blog - MLS - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 11:15

Position No. 89078. Managerial (exempt) position, full-time, general funds, available January 2015 pending position clearance and availability of funds. Continuous recruitment until theposition is filled. Application review begins December 19, 2014. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Responsibilities: 

Under the general direction of the University Librarian, the Associate University Librarian (AUL)manages library-wide long range strategic planning and policy development processes in accomplishing the Library’s mission to support the academic endeavors of the University. This position administers the planning efforts, budgeting process and personnel system for Library Services. Provides leadership in program evaluation, budget and policy formulation, and human resources planning.

  • The AUL acts on behalf of the University Librarian in his/her absence, is a member of the Library Administrative group and participates in overall policy development.
  • Coordinates and integrates the University Library’s strategic long range program planning with University and Manoa campus strategic objectives; includes budget projection and analyses, budget preparation, and human resource planning and developemtn and long range space projection and building planning activities
  • Directs activities of the Library Services personnel management program including supervision of such activities as: administration of academic promotion and tenure procedures, staff planning, recruitment, interviewing, placement, EEO/AA review, salary recommendation, contract administration, counseling, staff development and training, and removal procedures. The Library Services program employs 137 FTE (70.5 permanent BOR and 66.5 permanent Civil Service positions), and 11 FTE in temporary BOR positions.
  • Oversees the Library’s Fiscal Office and Fund Accounting program which is responsible for the Library’s $16 million plus budget (general, special and other funds).
  • Works with the Assistant University Librarian and all library department heads in order to carry out administrative functions and coordinate planning and development efforts.
  • Directs the initiation, planning, coordination and implementation of Library-wide projects including preparation of grant requests, preparation of legislative testimony, and conduct of self-studies and leadership of special focus task forces.
  • Serves as the Library’s representative to the university in the absence of the University Librarian.
  • Maintains contacts with University’s personnel officials and administrators.
  • Maintains contact with counterpart administrators at state and national levels regarding planning, budgeting, personnel and management.
  • Attends regional and national meetings of library management associations such as LAMA (Library Administration and Management Association) to maintain knowledge of trends and best practices in library administration.
  • Participates as a member of the Library’s administrative leadership team. Performs other duties as assigned, including Acting University Librarian as required.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in Library Science, Information Science, or equivalent and second master’s degree.
  • Eight (8) years of progressively responsible administrative experience in an academic library, including experience in library wide program planning, human resources administration and budget development.
  • Demonstrated success in leading and managing organizational change.
  • Must have attained the rank of Librarian IV (B4) or comparable experience prior to appointment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends in library management and organizational development.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Thorough understanding of current issues facing research libraries including the changes in scholarly communication.
  • Ability to be flexible and creative in accomplishing library objectives.

Desired Qualifications:

  • MBA, MHRD, Master’s in Education Administration or related field.
  • At least 5-10 years of experience in a research library or equivalent experience in another University setting.
  • Previous experience working in institutions with faculty status for librarians.
  • Previous experience working in a unionized environment.
  • Knowledge of online fiscal and human resources systems.
  • Knowledge of use and application of statistics for administrative work.

To Apply: Submit cover letter indicating how you satisfy the minimum and desirable qualifications, names, contact information (including e-mail address) of at least 3 professional references, resume and transcripts of graduate degrees (copies acceptable; however, originals will be required upon hire) to HR Specialist. Interviewees will be expected to make a presentation to library faculty and staff as part of the screening process. Review of applications will begin on December 19, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. The University of Hawai’i is an EEO/AA Employer.

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Web Services Librarian at The University of Alabama – Tuscaloosa, AL

Blog - MLS - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 10:51

Responsibilities:

The University of Alabama seeks an energetic, flexible, and innovative applicant for the position of Web Services Librarian to work in a team environment with other library faculty and staff. Reporting to the Head of Web Services, the Web Services Librarian will maintain our discovery system application, and assist in managing, maintaining and extending the University Libraries’ web presence. The Web Services Librarian will also work closely with faculty and staff to ensure that content is accessible, accurate, timely, and appropriate.

The Web Services Librarian primary duties:

  • Serve as the primary manager and point of contact for the University Libraries’ EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS) application and be responsible for coordinating and resolving issues as well as finding, developing, and implementing enhancements.
  • Work with other members of the Web Services Department in the management of our WordPress installations (blogs, library web site, etc.) and other applicable content management systems.
  • Help manage additional web applications and tools that enhance access to collections for University of Alabama patrons, further the Web Services Department’s activities, and facilitate the work of library employees, students, faculty, and staff.
  • Engage in development and management work with Drupal, WordPress, and Omeka.
  • Engage in design activity using Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks or similar applications.
  • Assist in web development using HTML, CSS and various JavaScript libraries (Bootstrap, jQuery) as well as PHP and MySQL.
  • Maintain currency with web technologies, software, tools, and solutions and participate in evaluation, assessment, and training efforts.

Qualifications:

Required: A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent degree in a relevant area (Instructional Technology, Information Systems, etc.).

The Web Services Librarian position also requires:

  • Some experience working with discovery applications, content management systems, and database-driven web sites and applications.
  • Demonstrable general web design & development experience using HTML 5 and CSS.
  • Some experience or familiarity with front-end development libraries (Bootstrap, jQuery, etc.) and techniques (AJAX fetching and JSON data arrays).
  • Familiarity with PHP/MySQL or similar web application frameworks.
  • Knowledge of information architecture, taxonomy/ontology creation, and writing content for the web.
  • Knowledge of responsive web design.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Aptitude and desire to learn new technologies.
  • Initiative, flexibility, organization, precision, and excellent problem solving skills are a must.

Preferred:

  • Experience with the EBSCO Discovery Service or other library discovery system(s).
  • One-year experience in a library setting, preferably academic.
  • Knowledge of current web accessibility (ADA/WCAG 2.0+) standards and how these standards affect web design and patron access.
  • Demonstrable experience with WordPress development and design (APIs, management, theming, etc.).
  • Knowledge of HTTP and other communication protocols.
  • Strong interest in emerging technologies, library technology trends, general trends in librarianship and higher education that affect library technology.
  • Working knowledge of XML.
  • Familiarity with Unix/Linux variant server environments.

Environment:

The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, a growing community with a population of 80,000 residents, approximately 45 minutes southwest of Birmingham. The campus is noted for its historical architecture, traditions, and Natural History Museum and unique geographical location. Current enrollment is approximately 36,000 FTE and the university enjoys a positive fiscal climate. The community and surrounding area offer a broad range of cultural and recreational activities. The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, LYRASIS, the Associate of Southeastern Research Libraries, the HATHI Trust, and the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries.  As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, Gorgas Library serves Alabama libraries and the public. The Libraries’ homepage may be accessed at http://www.lib.ua.edu.

Salary/Benefits:

Full-time position for non-tenure-earning renewable appointment of up to three years (annual renewal based upon satisfactory performance review, need, and funding). Non-tenure track faculty hold faculty rank. Competitive salary. Excellent benefits. Moving allowance may be available.

To Apply:

Please apply online at www.jobs.ua.edu.  A letter of application, resume, and names, address, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three references should be included.

Position open until filled. Applications received by December 1, 2014 will receive full consideration.

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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Systems Librarian at Philadelphia University – Philadelphia, PA

Blog - MLS - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 10:38
TITLE OF POSITION: Systems Librarian STATUS: Full-time DEPARTMENT: Paul J. Gutman Library QUALIFICATIONS: Technical expertise and understanding of library software, systems and applications. Library instruction and Reference skills; Knowledge of e-book and e-video cataloging, including an understanding of MARC record format. Ability to learn new technical skills and apply them in the library setting. Website maintenance skills. Academic library experience preferred. EDUCATION REQUIRED: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science or an associated area. RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage, implement, and provide technical support for library software and systems, including the Sirsi/Horizon integrated library system, the library’s discovery tool, chat and interlibrary loan systems, LibGuides, and overall maintenance of the library’s Web page gateway. Performs information literacy instruction, reference service, cataloging, troubleshooting, and setup of electronic resources. Maintain currency with trends in library systems and take a major role in planning, implementing, and training for the adoption and integration of new library technologies. APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Interested applicants should submit a letter of application, resume and salary requirements to: Karen Albert, MLS, Library Director, Paul J. Gutman Library, Philadelphia University, 4201 Henry Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19144. Email address:libraryjobs@PhilaU.edu. STARTING DATE: January, 2015

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Library Assistant (Temp) at Georgetown University – Washington, D.C.

Blog - MLS - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 10:31

The School of Continuing Studies (SCS) branch library seeks a part-time temporary library assistant to support the activities and services of the SCS Library and Digital Media Center (DMC). The assistant will assist the campus librarian in administrative duties and may provide services in the absence of the campus librarian.

Responsibilities include:

  1. providing circulation services (processing and checking in and out of library items and digital media equipment);
  2. assisting patrons with computer software and troubleshooting, printing/ copying, and other technology-related inquires;
  3. instructing patrons on how to search and request library/ DMC materials using automated information systems;
  4. maintaining the security of the Library/ DMC and/ or Mac Lab.

Hours for this twelve hour/week position will include two weekday evenings per week (Monday through Thursday) and an occasional Saturday.  One weekday shift will be constant (ex. every Monday) and the second will be determined by the weekly needs of the Library/ DMC. The weekday shift will be approximately 4:30PM to 8:30PM or 5:00PM to 9:00PM and Saturdays from 10:00AM to 2:00PM.

MLS candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. If the selected candidate is currently enrolled in a MLS program, he/she will have the opportunity to gain experience in various public service roles, including reference and instruction.

Applicants should possess:

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communications skills.

Knowledge of integrated library systems and other library-related technologies.

Knowledge of digital media equipment and related applications.

You can apply for this position at https://jobs.georgetown.edu/PD.php?posNo=20141626.

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Campus Librarian at South University – Savannah, GA

Blog - MLS - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 10:29

Position Title:                      Campus Librarian (Head)

FLSA Status:                                    Exempt/Full-time 

Department:                          Novi-Michigan

The Campus Librarian is responsible for planning, implementation, management and evaluation of all library services, including strategic planning, budgeting, collection development and reference and instructional services. Incumbent must assure that the South University philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion – is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.

KEY JOB ELEMENTS:

  1. Prepare annual library operating and capital budgets.
  2. Write and submit various reports to campus community as well as regional, national and programmatic accreditations as needed.
  3. Collaborate with the library committee, faculty, department heads, and other members of the campus community to ensure that library collections meet user needs.
  4. Acquire new materials in all formats consistent with overall institutional strategic goals, the library’s collection development policy, and annual budget allocations.
  5. Review existing collections for continued curriculum relevance.
  6. Develop, supervise and provide library services that may include circulation, interlibrary loan, reference, information literacy activities, and campus community outreach.
  7. Write and update library policy and procedure documents, in close consultation with Academic Affairs and university wide library policies.
  8. Oversee library technology, including procurement and maintenance of hardware, software and AV equipment.
  9. Select, train, supervise and evaluate library service personnel.
  10. Attend meetings and workshops, and seek additional opportunities for professional development. Work collaboratively and collectively with other Head Librarians at South University campuses. Other Duties as assigned.

REPORTS TO:   Campus Dean of Academic Affairs and Operations; Director of University Libraries.

SUPERVISES:  Library Personnel

INTERACTS WITH:  Executive Committee, librarians, faculty, students, staff

JOB REQUIREMENTS (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

Knowledge:
a) Master’s Degree in Library, Information Science, or related from an ALA accredited school.
b) At least 7 to 10 years experience working in a library in a post-secondary institution.
c) Held positions of increasingly responsible experience in the industry.
d) Knowledge of subjects usually taught at a post-secondary institution
e) Knowledge of integrated library systems, OCLC, MARC records and current technologies

Skills:
a) Fiscal and personnel management expertise.
b) Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
c) Strong interpersonal skills with both peer and subordinate personnel.
d) Superior organizational skills

Abilities:
a) Work effectively as either a leader or team member to insure that departmental goals are met.
b) Ability to develop and coordinate collection processes.
c) Budget development.
d) Selection and training.

ENVIRONMENT:  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of the position.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office or school, handle various types of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 15 pounds unless otherwise specified in the job description.

Please email resume, transcripts and three professional references to sebehrens@southuniveristy.edu or apply online at www.southuniversity.com.

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Special Programs Librarian at Salve Regina University – Newport, RI

Blog - MLS - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 10:27

McKillop Library, Salve Regina University, Newport RI has an opening for a full-time position:

Special Programs Librarian

BASIC FUNCTION

Develop innovative programs to enhance the role of McKillop Library as the center of the academic community at Salve Regina University. Coordinate library publications and public relations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Develop series of programs to foster collaboration and partnerships with faculty, academic departments, administrative offices, students, and community groups

Work with university offices and academic departments to plan events taking place in the library

Coordinate the production of the library newsletter and other library publications

Participate in instruction and research services of the library

COMPLETE DESCRIPTION AND APPLICATION AT:

http://salve.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=54377

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Deputy Director of Digital Services in Meridian Library District – Meridian, ID

Blog - MLS - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 10:25

Deputy Director – Digital Services

The Meridian Library District is seeking a compassionate, customer service focused Deputy Director for our Digital Services department. The ideal candidate is a confident decision maker who aspires to a user-centered philosophy and provides creative solutions that improve user experience. This position reports to the Library Director and is located at the Main Library in Meridian, Idaho.

The Deputy Director leads and directs the operations and activities of the Meridian Library District’s Digital Services Department, including Information Technology and Materials Services, to deliver a unified technology experience to serve external and internal customers in both physical and virtual worlds. This position plans, coordinates and manages the development and implementation of departmental plans, policies and procedures to ensure successful attainment of the Library’s objectives and goals.  The position participates in system wide planning, establishes digital communities and partnerships, represents the Library to the community, and supervises personnel.

Join a library system engaged in community-driven services focused on delivering an innovative and exciting future to residents of Meridian Library District!  Meridian Library District serves 85,000 residents through two branches, bookmobile, and online services.

To learn more about this position and for instructions on how to apply, please visit our website at http://www.mld.org/.

The Meridian Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Research Data Management Librarian at The New York University Libraries – New York, NY

Blog - MLS - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 10:22

Research Data Management Librarian

Description:

The New York University Libraries seeks a librarian to plan and develop services to meet scholars’ needs for consultation and assistance with research data management. This position works as a member of the NYU Data Services, consulting with faculty, graduate students, and other researchers on data management planning and data curation activities; developing instructional programming and documentation to support scholars in this area; and working with technical colleagues in NYU’s IT organization and the Digital Library Technology Services group (which is responsible for the libraries’ repository and digitization infrastructures) to adapt, design, and develop tools and repository services for storing and sharing research data. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear vision of the services, infrastructure, and skills required to provide high quality assistance to our researchers.

Responsibilities:

This new position will play a key role in NYU’s mission by establishing strong collaborative relationships with researchers, and developing, delivering, and promoting new services in response to their rapidly expanding needs in data management. The position will be responsible for spearheading the consultation and instructional services in this area by developing a flexible curriculum on data management; meeting with researchers in individual and group settings to consult on projects, planning, and best practices; exploring and piloting base-line services in curation practices and techniques; and creating documentation and guidelines related to scholars’ emerging data management needs. Other activities may include ongoing assessment and monitoring of researcher needs, proactive development of knowledge and expertise in data management issues across disciplines and domains, and advising researchers on how to meet the data management and open data requirements of publishers and federal funding agencies. This individual will be central to efforts to design appropriate data repository and storage infrastructure for researchers across the University.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Minimum one graduate degree (master’s level or higher) for consideration.  A second graduate degree will be required for tenure review. One of the two graduate degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a related field, or equivalent education and experience, ideally including a combination of direct research experience and experience in a support role such as in a library, archive, or information technology setting
  • Working knowledge of data management across the research lifecycle, including creating, processing, analysis, preservation, access, and reuse of research data.
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to be flexible, creative, and tolerant of ambiguity
  • Candidates should exhibit a strong public service orientation, a high degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library, and be well-versed in the issues surrounding scholarly communications across a variety of disciplines

Preferred:

  • An advanced degree in a relevant subject/field, preferably in the sciences or social sciences
  • Experience working with digital repository or content management systems.
  • Experience creating and implementing targeted outreach programs
  • Experience creating metadata and applying best practices to managed content
  • Experience with grant writing and federal agency policies

New York University Libraries:  

Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf

Salary/Benefits: Attractive benefits package, including five weeks annual vacation. Salary is commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply: To ensure consideration, send CV and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director of Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Research Analyst at Sutter Hill Ventures – Palo Alto, CA

Blog - MLS - Mon, 17/11/2014 - 10:19

Organization: Sutter Hill Ventures
Organizational Contact: Holly Marr, holly@shv.com
Position Title: Research Analyst
Location: Palo Alto, California, USA

Opening Statement/Job Description:

At Sutter Hill Ventures, the library scientist is a Research Analyst who plays a vital part in designing, maintaining, and optimizing a high-tech information system. The research analyst will:

  • Refine and implement the proprietary classification system in use at Sutter Hill.
  • Write best-practices documentation for using and maintaining the system.
  • Establish curation goals, strategies, and maintenance schedules.
  • Execute fast-paced, very high-volume work requirements in an organized and efficient manner.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • B.A. or M.A. in Library or Information Science.
  • Exceptional organizational skills, a strong bias towards accuracy, high throughput, and team oriented production.
  • Some fundamental requirements: quick hands at the keyboard, a good eye for patterns, zeal for rare objects.

Application Instructions:

  • Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references by email to Holly Marr, holly@shv.com.
  • Be sure to include indicators of academic excellence on your resume.
  • Letters of recommendation for significant contributions to systems of classification in either work or academic settings are encouraged but not required.

Work hours: Full-time position generally 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, 40 hours per week.

Compensation: $40,000-$60,000 annual compensation, based upon qualifications, with bonuses and generous benefits.

Closing Date: June 1st, 2015

Open to Spring 2015 Graduates

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UMD CATT Lab Employment Opportunities

MIM Blog - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 19:08

The CATT Laboratory is the leading transportation information analysis, visualization, and user interface design laboratory in the country. Our products and services are used by thousands of public safety agencies, state and local departments of transportation, public officials, and consultants every day. We provide an integrated product suite of situational awareness tools for emergency managers, and also provide leading edge data analytics products for transportation planners and consultants. These products and services are rapidly changing the way governments do business and make important decisions.

 

The CATT is currently having the following job/internship openings:

User Experience Architect

UI Design Intern — you will need to LogIn to your Career4Terps account to access this

Other full time positions and internships

 

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EBSCO Scholarships for ALA’s 2015 Annual Conference

Blog - MLS - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 15:38

Earlier this week ALA announced a scholarship opportunity for the 2015 Annual Conference. Through a partnership with EBSCO, seven $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to assist with conference registration and travel expenses. The deadline to apply is December 1, 2014.

For more information and to fill out an application, visit ALA’s website.

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Library Technician – National Gallery of Art – Washington, D.C.

Blog - MLS - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 15:08

Vacancy Announcement

The National Gallery of Art Library is seeking applicants for a student assistant position in the Reader Services Department.

Library Technician (Circulation)

The primary purpose of this position is to assist with a wide variety of circulation and reader services for Gallery staff and outside readers.

Duties include retrieving materials from the stacks and reshelving returned materials, providing information and instruction on circulation procedures governing use of the Library collection, and maintaining automated and manual departmental files.

Knowledge and Skills:

Applicants should have a basic knowledge of library collections, online catalogs, and circulation desk procedures, familiarity with using personal computers, an ability to type and file accurately, and an ability to work cooperatively with other staff members and library patrons. Reading knowledge of a Western European language (French, German, or Italian) is desirable.

Qualifications:

In order to qualify for this position, applicants must be registered at least as a half-time student, and be able to provide certification of student status, including a current class schedule. Work schedules will be determined to accommodate the student’s class schedule and the Library’s work requirements. The position is limited to 20 hours per week while classes are in session; full-time employment is available during semester and summer breaks. The incumbents earn sick and annual leave based on the amount of hours worked.

Interested applicants should send résumés and any inquiries by email to:

Lamia Doumato, Head of Reader Services

National Gallery of Art Library

email: l-doumato@nga.gov

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Research Data Management Librarian – New York University – New York, NY

Blog - MLS - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 12:25

Research Data Management Librarian

Description:

The New York University Libraries seeks a librarian to plan and develop services to meet scholars’ needs for consultation and assistance with research data management. This position works as a member of the NYU Data Services, consulting with faculty, graduate students, and other researchers on data management planning and data curation activities; developing instructional programming and documentation to support scholars in this area; and working with technical colleagues in NYU’s IT organization and the Digital Library Technology Services group (which is responsible for the libraries’ repository and digitization infrastructures) to adapt, design, and develop tools and repository services for storing and sharing research data. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear vision of the services, infrastructure, and skills required to provide high quality assistance to our researchers.

Responsibilities:

This new position will play a key role in NYU’s mission by establishing strong collaborative relationships with researchers, and developing, delivering, and promoting new services in response to their rapidly expanding needs in data management. The position will be responsible for spearheading the consultation and instructional services in this area by developing a flexible curriculum on data management; meeting with researchers in individual and group settings to consult on projects, planning, and best practices; exploring and piloting base-line services in curation practices and techniques; and creating documentation and guidelines related to scholars’ emerging data management needs. Other activities may include ongoing assessment and monitoring of researcher needs, proactive development of knowledge and expertise in data management issues across disciplines and domains, and advising researchers on how to meet the data management and open data requirements of publishers and federal funding agencies. This individual will be central to efforts to design appropriate data repository and storage infrastructure for researchers across the University.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Minimum one graduate degree (master’s level or higher) for consideration.  A second graduate degree will be required for tenure review. One of the two graduate degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a related field, or equivalent education and experience, ideally including a combination of direct research experience and experience in a support role such as in a library, archive, or information technology setting
  • Working knowledge of data management across the research lifecycle, including creating, processing, analysis, preservation, access, and reuse of research data.
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to be flexible, creative, and tolerant of ambiguity
  • Candidates should exhibit a strong public service orientation, a high degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library, and be well-versed in the issues surrounding scholarly communications across a variety of disciplines

Preferred:

  • An advanced degree in a relevant subject/field, preferably in the sciences or social sciences
  • Experience working with digital repository or content management systems.
  • Experience creating and implementing targeted outreach programs
  • Experience creating metadata and applying best practices to managed content
  • Experience with grant writing and federal agency policies

New York University Libraries:  

Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to http://library.nyu.edu/about/Strategic_Plan.pdf

Salary/Benefits: Attractive benefits package, including five weeks annual vacation. Salary is commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply: To ensure consideration, send CV and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director of Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to jobs@library.nyu.edu. Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

 

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Re-Envisioning the MLS: Youth Learning in a Digital Context: Implications for Library, Information, and Education Professionals

Blog - MLS - Thu, 13/11/2014 - 05:40

Join us as the iSchool and the Information Policy & Access Center Re-Envision the MLS with our thought leader speakers series. We are pleased to present Dr. Mike Eisenberg as our speaker on December 9, 2014. Please join us in-person or online! Details are below.

YX: Youth Learning in a Digital Context: Implications for Library, Information, and Education Professionals
Today, we live simultaneously in physical and digital environments. This is particularly true for children and youth. In this presentation, Dr. Mike Eisenberg discusses digital youth, learning, and how to rethink the MLS in a context of physical and digital living. The presentation focuses on how digital technologies are reshaping learning, services, and programs — and the significance of librarians, archivists, curators, and information professionals as critical contributors to learning and human flourishing.

When: Tuesday, December 9, 4:30-5:30pm
Where: Margaret Brent Room in the Stamp Student Union (Room 2112) or online at http://umdischool.adobeconnect.com/eisenberg/
RSVP: Please RSVP at ter.ps/rsvpdec9

Dr. Mike Eisenberg is the founding dean of the Information School at the University of Washington, serving from 1998 to 2006. Known as an innovator and entrepreneur, Mike approached the iSchool as a startup—transforming the school into a broad-based information school with academic programs on all levels (bachelors through doctorate), increasing enrollment 400%, generating millions in funded research, and making a difference in industry, the public sector, and education on all levels. Mike’s current work focuses on information & technology literacy, virtual worlds, and library information and technology programs, K-20. For example, he has been co-PI with Alison Head on Project Information Literacy studies, the most extensive set of research studies ever conducted in that area. Mike is co-author of the “Big6 approach to information problem-solving” – the most widely used information literacy program in the world.

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79 Percent Of CIOs Hope To Move Beyond That Role

MIM Blog - Wed, 12/11/2014 - 12:00

Written By Peter High, the  President of Metis Strategy, a business and IT advisory firm. His latest book, Implementing World Class IT Strategy, has just been released by Wiley Press/Jossey-Bass. He is also the author of World Class IT: Why Businesses Succeed When IT Triumphs 

Original article can be found here

Last week at the Forbes CIO Summit in Naples, Florida, we gathered an elite group of chief information officers to talk about the evolution of the function, the growing span of influence of great IT leaders, and learn about trends that are ascending in importance in the minds of these executives. A poll question asked of the group was “Do you aspire to move beyond the CIO role?” Interestingly, 79 percent of the CIOs gathered indicated that they are interested in moving beyond the role to become CEOs and COOs, for example.

On the one hand, this is not so surprising for a group of high performing CIOs, but considering the fact that it was not so long ago that CIO was believed to stand for “career is over” because CIOs could rarely move beyond this role, it is all the more heartening. I have profiled a great number of Beyond CIOs, and several of them joined us to lend further insight into this trend.

Shaygan Keradpir, who moved from CIO of Verizon to Chief Operations and Technology Officer of Barclay’s to CEO of Juniper suggested that IT leaders need to facilitate collaboration across disciplines. As a CIO, he worked with the leaders of other organizations in order to innovate on behalf of customers. As cross-functional disciplines like behavioral economics and design engineering suggest, IT leaders must foster thinking where the combination is greater than the sum of the parts. The CIO is ideally suited in many ways for this since he or she has reason to collaborate with every other leader of the organization. (Unfortunately, this would be one of his last public appearances as CEO of Juniper, as he was ousted from this role this week.)

John Hinshaw, who went from CIO of Verizon Wireless to the head of Information Services at Boeing to EVP of Technology and Operations at HP, suggested that a key is being customer-centric. As he rose through the ranks at Verizon Wireless, he always found time to meet with end-customers. When he was CIO of Verizon Wireless, he made sure to spend up to 50% of his time with customers, gaining better insights into how technology could improve their experiences.
There is good reason to believe that these are not isolated examples. There are four reasons why CIOs are likely to move up to bigger roles, including the

First, as I have mentioned in my new book Implementing World Class IT Strategy, IT leaders are increasingly becoming strategic facilitators across their businesses. Today, IT brings to life fundamental aspects of every division of the company. One can argue that the Finance and Human Resources functions have comparable breadth to their responsibilities, but I believe that IT has a broader possibility of driving innovation across the company than do the leaders of these two functions.

Second, IT has reason to implement, shape, and optimize processes across the organization, often from cradle to grave. The strategy-centric activities provide a broad understanding of where the company is going, but the processes provide insight into how the company functions.

Third, just as Hinshaw advises, a growing cadre of CIOs are becoming customer-centric, spending time on sales calls, working on marketing campaigns, and parsing through customer data. This external view was a missing ingredient for IT leaders historically, and fills in a major piece to the puzzle in terms of career ascent. CIOs should strive the kind of team that can run IT when the CIO spends time with existing and potential customers, but the CIO should also encourage the IT leadership team to engage customers, as well.

Last, CIOs are increasingly being invited to join the boards of companies. This is a reflection of both the growing information and technology risk that companies need to mitigate and the breadth of innovation that has IT at its core, no matter the industry. As more CIOs join boards, they will garner the experience and the contacts to make them more viable CEO and COO candidates.

It is a hopeful sign that a growing number of the most talented CIOs have the aspiration to continue to grow their responsibilities at a time when more companies see the logic of providing such opportunities for these executives. Expect this list of talented Beyond CIOs to grow.

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