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ALA@UMD Career Talk – Friday, March 6

Blog - MLS - 6 hours 40 min ago

Please join ALA@UMD on Friday, March 6 at 5:30 pm to hear from iSchool alumni about their career paths and advice for recent graduates. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn tips for job searching, acclimating to your institutional culture, and the changing roles of librarians. Q&A will follow. The panel will be live-streamed and a recording made available after.

Join us!  In-person in Room 2119, Hornbake Library, South Wing Online: http://ter.ps/alaCareer Panelists Erin Washington

Erin Washington is in her second year as the library director at Spartanburg Methodist College in Spartanburg, SC. Prior to taking this position, she was the assistant director of library services and reference librarian at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, SC–right up the road from Clemson University. She has two master’s degrees from the University of Maryland–one in music performance and one in library science with a concentration in academic librarianship. She is interested in teaching with technology, active learning & flipped classroom, information literacy, improving the quality of library user instruction, library as place, connecting effectively with students and faculty, and management/administration–in other words, navigating the often strange, illogical, and political world of higher ed. When she is not “librarianing”, she is chasing her very energetic four-year old son, incubating kiddo number two–due at the beginning of September, trying to squeeze in dates with her professor husband of almost ten years, reading just about anything, cooking, and running–preferably outside in beautiful weather.

Aimee Mui Aimee Mui (formerly Babcock-Ellis) graduated from UMD in 2010 with her MLS. While in school Aimee was a ALA Spectrum Scholar, an ARL Career Enhancement Fellow, and 2012 ALA Emerging Leader. She had over 10 jobs or volunteer positions while in school, including a Graduate Assistantship at a UMD library. In 2010 she started her federal career with the Drug Enforcement Administration Library and co-founded the FLICC New Feds group, sponsored by the Library of Congress. Aimee now works at the National Institutes of Health as a non-traditional Program Specialist overseeing software implementation, conference services, and facility management.

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Volunteer Opportunity: Digitization Project involving Navy and Coast Guard Logbooks at the National Archives – College Park, MD or Washington, DC

Blog - MLS - 7 hours 50 min ago

For the last two and a half years, the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have been collaborating on a project to digitize Navy and Coast Guard logbooks. Citizen scientists transcribe these digitized pages at http://www.oldweather.org so that climate scientists can use the weather observations made by United States ships since the mid-19th century to make climate model projections and increase our knowledge of past environmental conditions.

There is an opening for a volunteer digital technician who can work between 14 and 16 hours per week on this project at the National Archives building in Washington, DC, or College Park, MD. The volunteer technician will learn a variety of skills, including the proper method of handling archival documents, the use of imaging software, care and maintenance of the imaging station equipment, workflow management, and performing quality assurance.

If interested, email your cover letter and resume to Mark C. Mollan at: mark.mollan@nara.gov

Contact:
Mark C. Mollan, Archivist
Old Navy/Maritime Reference
Archives 1 Reference Section
Archival Operations – Washington, DC
National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20408-0001
mark.mollan@nara.gov
(202) 357-5226 (phone)
(202) 357-5936

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Data Services Librarian at NYU Libraries – New York, NY

Blog - MLS - 7 hours 56 min ago

New York University Libraries is seeking an energetic, creative, and knowledgeable librarian to support the needs of data-intensive research and teaching at NYU and to provide vision and leadership as we continue to grow our data services.

The Data Services Librarian position is a tenure-track position based in the NYU Data Services. Data Services offers access to specialty software packages; statistical, geospatial, and qualitative data analysis training and support; and consulting expertise in the use of numeric, qualitative, and spatial data for research, including data access, analysis, collection, data management, and preservation. This position reports to the Social Sciences Coordinator/Co-Coordinator of Data Services in the Collections and Research Services Division of New York University Libraries.

The Data Services Librarian will bring substantive experience and leadership to the NYU Data Services as we chart a course in creating and sustaining a rapidly evolving set of services that meet our users’ needs. She/he will select, acquire, manage, and deliver licensed, free, and researcher-generated numeric data collections to support campus research and scholarship; work with subject specialists and technologists to facilitate access to data resources across the disciplines; and play an instrumental role in the library’s efforts to design, implement, and optimize systems for management, discovery, and access to data resources.

The incumbent will promulgate awareness of our resources and services among faculty and students through outreach and liaison activities and in partnership with other service providers; work closely with the Data Services team and the Librarian for Geospatial Services to design and deliver data-focused instruction, reference, and consultation activities; and serve as NYU’s official representative to ICPSR, the Roper Center, and others. In collaboration with the Research Data Management Librarian, she/he will also develop a service framework for working with researchers to manage their data throughout the lifecycle, including preparation for archiving and preservation. Depending upon the background of the candidate, she/he may also serve as liaison librarian to one or more programs or departments, selecting materials and providing services to support the research and teaching of faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students in said areas.

The Data Services Librarian will participate in library-wide committees, activities, and special projects, especially those involving new technologies and data. The incumbent will develop and maintain awareness of data-centered initiatives across the sciences, attending professional meetings, workshops and conferences for training and continuing professional development.

Qualifications:

  • 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.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of Data Services experience, including intensive involvement with quantitative and/or geospatial data products and processes.
  • Ability to articulate a vision of the services, infrastructure, and skills required to support the data needs of researchers in an academic setting.
  • Knowledge of public and proprietary resources for national and international numeric data.
  • Understanding of trends in data management throughout the research lifecycle, including creating, processing, analysis, preservation, access, and reuse of research data.
  • Ability to work courteously and effectively with patrons and colleagues in a collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Candidates must possess a strong public service orientation, demonstrate 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.

Preferred:

  • Academic or professional experience in the social sciences, sciences, and/or other fields utilizing quantitative methodologies.
  • Demonstrated experience working across organizational boundaries and managing complex stakeholder groups to move projects forward.
  • Reference/consultation, teaching, and outreach experience in an academic library.
  • Working knowledge of metadata standards related to the description, access, and preservation of numeric data, such as the Data Documentation Initiative (DDI) specification.
  • Experience acquiring data resources for a library collection.
  • Experience helping researchers with data management planning.
  • Basic familiarity with software for statistical, geospatial, and/or qualitative analysis (e.g. SAS, SPSS, Stata, R, ArcGIS, Atlas.ti, NVivo).

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 support NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 million global academic centers and “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. New York University Libraries is a member of the Adsociation 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. CVs 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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Resident Librarian at West Virginia University Libraries – Morgantown, WV

Blog - MLS - 8 hours 15 min ago

West Virginia University Libraries is seeking two dynamic and passionate librarians to serve as Librarian Residents. Designed for librarians from traditionally underrepresented groups, our Residency Program will provide the professional and leadership skills needed for success in academic research libraries for new librarians, early-career librarians, or librarians working in public or special libraries that want to begin new careers in academic libraries.

Residents will participate in a rewarding three-year program uniquely crafted to introduce librarians to professional life in academic libraries. Individually mentored by our academic librarians, the Residents will experience all aspects of West Virginia University Libraries: the breadth of this experience will provide Residents with prospects for scholarly projects and publishing; opportunities to develop leadership skills; and chances for professional service to the Library, University, profession, and/or community.

Qualifications:

  • Masters of Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Applicants should be a recent graduate, an early career librarian, or as a librarian looking to change career (ideally 3-5 years working in an information organization)

Salary: Compensation will be equal to the entry-level rank of staff librarian. Compensation packets will also include insurance benefits and professional development funds.

For an opportunity to work with our diverse student population, award-winning faculty and dedicated librarians, please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to LibraryHR@mail.wvu.edu by April 7, 2015. Cover letters should include a detailed statement of interest in the residency position and address how our residency program can help you meet your professional goals.

West Virginia University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Meeting the needs of today’s professional couples is a critical factor in WVU’s success in recruiting and retaining new faculty and senior staff. Our Dual Career Program assists couples in your employment search. WVU belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Please visit dualcareer.wvu.edu and ohwpawvherc.org for more information and job postings.

For a full job description, please see: https://lib.wvu.edu/about/employment/residency.pdf.

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Librarian I at the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez – Mayaguez, PR

Blog - MLS - 8 hours 27 min ago

The General Library of the University of Puerto Rico – Mayaguez Campus seeks an enthusiastic, innovative and technology-savvy librarian with knowledge and experience in emerging technologies. This tenure-track faculty position identifies, analyzes, develops and promotes the implementation of emerging technologies in a library. The successful candidate will participate in the information literacy program providing consultations and collaborating with professors and researchers from various faculties. The successful candidate should be bilingual in Spanish and English. In addition, the successful candidate selects information resources to support the instructional and research needs of a diverse institution.

Duties:
• Collaborate with CEDIBI (Center for the Development of Information Literacy and Bibliographic Research) efforts to incorporate information literacy into the curriculum through general instruction including teaching both course-related instruction sessions and for-credit courses (in-person, online or hybrid), offering workshops, orientations and research consultations.
• Apply emerging educational technology to create and maintain high-quality instructional resources, learning objects, teaching modules, mobile and social media applications, online tutorials and content for the library’s website.
• Participate as a library liaison in at least one academic unit.
• Pursue and active research and publication agenda, seeking grants as appropriate.
• Participate in the management and implementation of the library’s discovery tools, chat applications and LibGuides
• Provide in-person and online information and reference services to library users
• Serve as a resource to provide training and consultation to faculty, students and librarians engaged in digital scholarship, emerging information technologies, scholarly communication and copyright issues
• Serve on department, library and university committees
• Participate actively in professional development and scholarly activities
• Prepare monthly, semester and annual reports
• Availability to work some weeknights and weekends
• Attend library faculty meetings

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree (MIS, MLS, MLIS) in library or information science from a graduate professional program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).
    • Bilingual in English and Spanish.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills plus exemplary collaborative work with faculty and students.
    • Ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively on teams and independent assignments
    • Experience conducting library presentations, teaching in an academic library setting and preparing instructional materials and tutorials.
    • Evidence of strong technology and organizational skills and experience with online tools and emerging educational technologies in an academic library setting.
    • Experience with web application programming languages such as Java, PHP and core internet standards including HTML, XML, metadata or RDF.

    PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • Second Master’s degree or subject specialization, PhD or coursework toward a PhD degree.
    • Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly communication, including digital scholarship and e-research, data management and corresponding needs of faculty and researchers.
    • Experience designing and delivering online instruction and innovative approaches to enhance teaching and learning, including distance education and alternative delivery systems such as Moodle.

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, official academic transcript of all college degrees, resume, three (3) letters of reference and all relevant information to:

Prof. Edith M. Torres Gracia, Interim Director
Library
Deans Academic Affairs
Call Box 9000
University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez
Mayagüez, Puerto Rico 00681
Telephone: (787) 265-3810

For an official job posting, please see: http://home.uprm.edu/hrjobs/showjob.php?id=563

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James A. Linder Digital Archive Summer Fellowship at the HistoryMakers – Chicago, IL

Blog - MLS - 8 hours 34 min ago

The HistoryMakers is pleased to announce The James A. Lindner Digital Archive Summer Fellowship, in honor of James A. Lindner, for his leadership role in the moving image archival profession, as well as his role in having the Library of Congress serve as the permanent repository for The HistoryMakers Collection. The James A. Lindner Digital Archive Summer Fellow should exhibit a passion and commitment to working with digital moving image archives.

The purpose of The James A. Lindner Digital Archive Summer Fellowship is to provide hands-on experience working with a one-of-a-kind digital video oral history archive, and a professional and focused experience in archival work, structured around processing and preservation of moving image archival collections, migration and digitization, cataloging and archival descriptive practices and standards. The James A. Lindner Digital Archive Summer Fellowship is open to any individual who is interested in working with collections of African American and/or video oral history materials and is a recent graduate of a master’s program in archival science, archival management, digital archives, special collections, library science, information management, computer science, or a related program prior to the start date of the fellowship. Further application eligibility and guidelines are outlined below.

The HistoryMakers is a growing and dynamic 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to creating an unprecedented national video oral history archival institution recording the stories of both well-known and unsung African American HistoryMakers. The goal is to record at least 5,000 oral history interviews and to expose this material to the public through strategic media, technology, academic and community partnerships. In June 2014, the nation’s foremost repository—the Library of Congress—announced that it will serve as the permanent repositoryof The HistoryMakers collection.

Stipend: $5,000
Fellowship Duration: 10 weeks (Monday, June 1, 2015 – Friday, August 7, 2015)

Position Description: The James A. Lindner Digital Archive Summer Fellow’s primary tasks will include the arrangement, description and preservation of The HistoryMakers Collection. The Fellow will help migrate digital footage, enter metadata into The HistoryMakers FileMaker Pro database, and process The HistoryMakers video oral history interviews, both analog and born-digital, as well as captioning photographs and multimedia submissions. The Fellow will gain valuable experience working with The HistoryMakers unique Digital Archive and creating finding aids. The Fellow’s duties will also include assisting in digital curation and preparing descriptive, technical, and other metadata. The Fellow will learn about employing best practices to ensure the long-term availability and discoverability of the digital content in The HistoryMakersCollection. The Fellow will work with FileMaker Pro as an electronic resource for tracking and indexing collection materials online or through other media. This includes managing the care and handling of born-digital and analog collection materials yet to be digitized.

Eligibility
The requirements for consideration are:

  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States.
  • GPA of 3.50 or higher.
  • Recent graduate (within six months) of a master’s program in archival science, archival management, digital archives, special collections, library science, information management, computer science, or a related program.
  • Demonstrated interest in oral history interviews, archive administration and management. This interest can be demonstrated through academic coursework, volunteer or work experience, or through a personal statement in application essay.
  • Demonstrated interest in African American history. This interest can be demonstrated through academic coursework, volunteer or work experience, or through a personal statement in application essay.

Lodging: Lodging arrangements are the responsibility of the fellow. Applicants will be provided with information on local housing options upon acceptance as The James A. Lindner Digital Archive Summer Fellow.

Application Procedures:
Submit the following for consideration:

  • Cover letter stating your interest in the fellowship and your future career goals (please include an email address and a daytime telephone number).
  • Essay or written statement (750 – 1000 words) addressing one or all of the following:
    • What attracts you to The HistoryMakers archives (especially the Digital Archive) and/or the moving image profession;
    • Your interest in African American history and/or oral history interviews; and/or,
    • The importance of this fellowship to your future career.
  • Resume or CV indicating your academic background, work experience, and volunteer service.
  • Undergraduate and graduate transcript. Also include a printout of classes in which you are currently enrolled, if applicable.
  • Three letters of recommendation.

Application Deadline: Friday, April 10, 2015

Submit application materials to:
The James A. Linder Digital Archive Summer Fellowship
The HistoryMakers
1900 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60616

For further information contact The HistoryMakers at: info@thehistorymakers.com.

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Internship: Business Analyst/Records and Information Management at the Computer Sciences Corporation – Falls Church, VA

Blog - MLS - 8 hours 44 min ago

Business Technology Summary:
Business Technology ensures that the CSC business has user-friendly, leading-edge, and cost-effective technology services that enable the operating model’s efficient and effective execution

Key responsibilities are to:

  1. IT planning & governance, portfolio planning & program management
  2. Enterprise Architecture
  3. Service Management
  4. Client Delivery Enablement
  5. Records Management
  6. Archiving
  7. Business Relationship Management
  8. IT Security Management
  9. Compliance & Quality
  10. Business continuity & disaster recovery

Job Summary: 
The business analyst will work directly with the program owners to support the development of a various projects and programs within Business Technology (BT).  The analyst will have exposure to multiple functional areas within CSC and Business Technology.

The business analyst’s key responsibilities are to:

  • Support implementation of the information lifecycle for both electronic and hard copy information
  • Document the CSC Business Technology program documents and website content
  • Assist in executing on the various project plans
  • Help in defining and implementing a process to ensure BT considerations are implemented with every new application or service
  • Assist with the deliverables associated to the current service provider statement of work
  • Develop program metrics and track progress against goals
  • Coordinate plan updates and assist in the training materials

Basic Qualifications:

  1. Strong MS Excel skills
  2. In pursuit of Masters of Library Science (MLS) or Masters of Science in Information (MSI)
  3. Understanding of data analytics and metrics
  4. Understanding of project management processes

Other Qualifications:

  1. Strong organization and time management skills
  2. Past work experience in taxonomies, cataloging, archival processing, or records classification
  3. Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  4. Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  5. Ability to deal with and manage change
  6. Ability to complete assigned responsibilities in a given timeframe
  7. Ability to develop and apply principles, methodsand tools to analyze business challenges
  8. Ability to use own judgment and initiative in problem resolution
  9. Ability to develop and use metrics to make the business case for programs, align strategy with corporate goals and assess and justify the performance of programs / platforms
  10. Strong business acumen and aptitude to understand the key business drivers and linkages across the enterprise

Compensation is roughly $30/hour depending on level of schooling. If interested, please contact Amanda Jo Wolf, University Relations at CSC at awolf9@csc.com.

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Assessment and Outreach Librarian at Coastal Carolina University’s Kimbel Library – Conway, SC

Blog - MLS - 8 hours 54 min ago

Kimbel Library is seeking a creative, innovative, and student-centered librarian to coordinate assessment activities and to develop programming to engage the university and local community. Reporting to the Head of Access Services, this is a twelve-month, faculty position at either the assistant or associate level depending on qualifications. The person in this position will coordinate the library’s assessment efforts and will play a key role in demonstrating the value of the library, based on sound assessment practices. S/he will coordinate the library’s outreach activities and will develop and coordinate internal and external communications in support of the library’s services and resources. S/he will chair the library’s marketing and outreach committee and will co-chair the library’s social media committee.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The Assessment and Outreach Librarian coordinates all aspects of library assessment working with various departments to ensure accurate assessment of all library resources and services; develops and/or administers various assessment instruments to include LibQual and other surveys, focus groups or measures of library resources and services; gathers and analyzes data for reporting in the university’s assessment system, Teal Online, and in support of the library’s strategic plan; chairs the library’s marketing and outreach committee and co-chairs the library’s social media committee; develops and/or coordinates the library’s outreach activities to include orientation, National Library Week, Banned Books Week and other activities that promote the library; seeks grant-funded opportunities for library outreach; coordinates the development of library promotional materials and library exhibits and displays; serves as primary contact with university communications to ensure that all marketing materials comply with university guidelines; manages social media content; supervises student workers; serves as a member of the Access Services team to assist in providing for the informational and technological needs of students, faculty, staff, and community members; may include assisting at circulation desk and/or providing reference assistance; serves as liaison to the office of philanthropy to assist with development of a Friends of the Library group; exemplifies service excellence in all aspects of work and in interactions with students, faculty and staff; represents the library in local, state, and regional partnerships and consortiums in areas of responsibility; maintains current awareness of trends in the areas of responsibility and makes recommendations for improvement; serves on library and university committees and other venues for service; and, contributes to the profession and improvement of library services through scholarly and applied research.

Required Qualifications: MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution.  Demonstrated knowledge of a wide variety of assessment methodologies (both qualitative and quantitative) and experience analyzing data. Demonstrated experience developing and using surveys, focus groups, and other assessment instruments.  Experience with creating, interpreting, and analyzing data and reports for use in decision-making.  Experience with developing and coordinating library outreach activities. Experience with using social media in libraries. Knowledge of best practices for use of social media in libraries. Ability to design and develop outreach activities that will serve the university and greater community. Ability to manage projects effectively from conception through reporting, establishing appropriate timelines for project management. Excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; strong computer skills, including demonstrated competence with Microsoft Office especially EXCEL.  Ability to work effectively with other constituents.  Ability to meet library’s criteria for promotion and tenure. Ability to work with a diverse community. Ability to work flexible hours including some nights and weekends.

Preferred Qualifications: Minimum of two-year’s experience in academic libraries. Demonstrated proficiency with statistical software applications, such as SPSS, SAS, NVivo, or other instruments used for analyzing qualitative and quantitative data. Experience with LibQual and/or other surveys used in libraries and higher education. Demonstrated knowledge of graphic design programs and ability to design marketing materials using accepted standards and best practices.

To Apply: Candidates should submit electronically a letter of application, a current CV, copies of transcripts, and names, phone numbers, and addresses (postal and email), of three current references to: https://jobs.coastal.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Official transcripts for required degrees must be received prior to any offer of employment.

CCU is an EO/AA employer

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MIM Listening Session – March 12, 2015

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Enterprise Content Management – Summer 2015 Internship

MIM Blog - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 11:03
In interested, please send your resume and cover letter to Charley Barth <charley.barth@cummins.com>

Job Summary  

Enterprise Content Management is responsible for information management, collaboration and workflow in Cummins.  They provide policy, procedures and tools to help lean business processes and create new business intelligence to assist with production goals.

Key Responsibilities

Support Global Requirements and assist the ECM team with developing, executing and analyzing the content management strategic plan. Assist with creative reviews, compiling strategic feedback, developing solutions, analyzing results, developing reports & presentations, and handling ad hoc requests as needed.

Qualifications and Competencies  

These are the minimum qualifications you need to be considered for this internship:

  • Excellent Communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Detail-oriented with superior organizational skills
  • Demonstrated Task Perseverance/Follow-up skills
  • Demonstrated passion for learning with motivation to succeed
  • Able to Multi-task in an environment of shifting priorities
  • PC Literate with proficiency in Microsoft Office and Outlook

Additional Responsibilities Unique to this Position  

  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint
  • Currently enrolled as a Junior or higher in a U.S. college/university, earning a degree in Information Management or Information Technology, or closely related major

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Records/Information Management Intern – SC Business Analyst/Archives – Falls Church, VA

Blog - MLS - Mon, 02/03/2015 - 10:51

Internship- CSC Business Analyst/Archives, Records Management, Information Management

Job Title: Business Analyst/Records and Information Management

Reports To Level: BT Director

Discipline: Business Technology

Paid: $25-30/hour

Business Technology Summary:

Business Technology ensures that the CSC business has user-friendly, leading-edge, and cost-effective technology services that enable the operating model’s efficient and effective execution

Key responsibilities are to:

  1. IT planning & governance, portfolio planning & program management
  2. Enterprise Architecture
  3. Service Management
  4. Client Delivery Enablement
  5. Records Management
  6. Archiving
  7. Business Relationship Management
  8. IT Security Management
  9. Compliance & Quality
  10. Business continuity & disaster recovery 

Job Summary:

The business analyst will work directly with the program owners to support the development of a various projects and programs within Business Technology (BT). The analyst will have exposure to multiple functional areas within CSC and Business Technology.

The business analyst’s key responsibilities are to:

  • Support implementation of the information lifecycle for both electronic and hard copy information
  • Document the CSC Business Technology program documents and website content
  • Assist in executing on the various project plans
  • Help in defining and implementing a process to ensure BT considerations are implemented with every new application or service
  • Assist with the deliverables associated to the current service provider statement of work
  • Develop program metrics and track progress against goals
  • Coordinate plan updates and assist in the training materials

Basic Qualifications:

  1. Strong MS Excel skills
  2. In pursuit of Masters of Library Science (MLS) or Masters of Science in Information (MSI)
  3. Understanding of data analytics and metrics
  4. Understanding of project management processes

Other Qualifications:

  1. Strong organization and time management skills
  2. Past work experience in taxonomies, cataloging, archival processing, or records classification
  3. Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  4. Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  5. Ability to deal with and manage change
  6. Ability to complete assigned responsibilities in a given timeframe
  7. Ability to develop and apply principles, methods and tools to analyze business challenges
  8. Ability to use own judgment and initiative in problem resolution
  9. Ability to develop and use metrics to make the business case for programs, align strategy with corporate goals and assess and justify the performance of programs / platforms
  10. Strong business acumen and aptitude to understand the key business drivers and linkages across the enterprise

Email: Amanda Jo Wolf (awolf9@csc.com) if interested.

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Internship- CSC Business Analyst/Archives, Records Management, Information Management

MIM Blog - Fri, 27/02/2015 - 10:17

Job Title: Business Analyst/Records and Information Management

Reports To Level: BT Director

Discipline: Business Technology

 

Business Technology Summary:

Business Technology ensures that the CSC business has user-friendly, leading-edge, and cost-effective technology services that enable the operating model’s efficient and effective execution

Key responsibilities are to:

  1. IT planning & governance, portfolio planning & program management
  2. Enterprise Architecture
  3. Service Management
  4. Client Delivery Enablement
  5. Records Management
  6. Archiving
  7. Business Relationship Management
  8. IT Security Management
  9. Compliance & Quality
  10. Business continuity & disaster recovery

 Job Summary: 

The business analyst will work directly with the program owners to support the development of a various projects and programs within Business Technology (BT).  The analyst will have exposure to multiple functional areas within CSC and Business Technology.

The business analyst’s key responsibilities are to:

  • Support implementation of the information lifecycle for both electronic and hard copy information
  • Document the CSC Business Technology program documents and website content
  • Assist in executing on the various project plans
  • Help in defining and implementing a process to ensure BT considerations are implemented with every new application or service
  • Assist with the deliverables associated to the current service provider statement of work
  • Develop program metrics and track progress against goals
  • Coordinate plan updates and assist in the training materials

Basic Qualifications:

Strong MS Excel skills

  1. In pursuit of Masters of Library Science (MLS) or Masters of Science in Information (MSI)
  2. Understanding of data analytics and metrics
  3. Understanding of project management processes

Other Qualifications:

Strong organization and time management skills

  1. Past work experience in taxonomies, cataloging, archival processing, or records classification
  2. Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  3. Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  4. Ability to deal with and manage change
  5. Ability to complete assigned responsibilities in a given timeframe
  6. Ability to develop and apply principles, methods and tools to analyze business challenges
  7. Ability to use own judgment and initiative in problem resolution
  8. Ability to develop and use metrics to make the business case for programs, align strategy with corporate goals and assess and justify the performance of programs / platforms
  9. Strong business acumen and aptitude to understand the key business drivers and linkages across the enterprise

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Summer Graduate Student Internship

MIM Blog - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 14:17
Summer Graduate Student Internship at the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, Silver Spring, MD, GS 7 $28,553.00 to $46,846.00 / Per Year (Closes 2/27/15) Summer LIS graduate student opportunity with the Innovation & Technology Solutions (ITS) Team! This vacancy is through the Pathways Internship Program and the turnaround is very tight. This position closes Friday, February 27th and so interested candidates are encouraged to apply ASAP.     ITS is a dynamic group of information professionals and developers who advance knowledge strategy and innovation projects in a federal research environment. Focus areas include:
  • research and scholarly exchange services;
  • design and implementation of knowledge systems;
  • R&D project incubation;
  • enterprise information architecture;
  • research analytics.

This position will support products in the ITS portfolio, including: the OSEL Repository (Dspace), FDA Profiles (Profiles Research Networking Software), iSEL Database (Salesforce), FDA FUSE(text mining and tech forecasting), and more.

This is a good fit for a graduate student with strong technical skills who is interested in library technology and/or a career path outside of libraries. A successful candidate will be highly collaborative, flexible, a rockstar multitasker, and feel comfortable navigating a fast-paced environment independently.   Click on the following link to view the full announcement:http://tinyurl.com/neamnfb. Please note: This is a summer graduate student internship located in Silver Spring, MD (Washington, DC metropolitan area).

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STUDENT OPPORTUNITY: Maryland Innovate 4 Health Challenge, Scholarships, Mentoring and Glory Available

MIM Blog - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 14:11
Interested in Health Information Technology? Participate in the Maryland Innovate 4 Health Challenge! The Maryland Innovate 4 Health Challenge is sparking Maryland college and high school students to create innovative solutions to such healthcare challenges such as chronic-disease management or patient-provider information exchange, using technology.  Over $5,000 in scholarships are available to students, and teams will be paired with health technology professionals for mentorship. Finalists will have the opportunity to present their solutions at the Maryland Health IT Conference and Expo in June.   The competition is organized by the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business Center for Health Information and Decision Systems (CHIDS), the Maryland Health Tech Coalition, Howard Community College, and MdBio Foundation, Inc, with support from the Maryland EARN Program.   Teams of up to 10 students from Maryland high schools or colleges can register now for the Innovate 4 Health Challenge – themed “Empowering Patients, Providers and Community with Creative plus Usable Solutions.”     Maryland Innovate 4 Health Challenge website: http://bit.ly/mdmhealthchallenge   Press release about the Challenge: http://umdrightnow.umd.edu/news/maryland-students-targeted-umd-hosted-mobile-health-competition   First round submissions are due April 3rd.  If any questions, please send your email to the Center for Health Information & Decision Systems @ chids@rhsmith.umd.edu.

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Full-time Job Opportunity – User Experience Designer (UX/UI)

MIM Blog - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 14:00

Position Description:

The position involves leading custom web development throughout the entire product  life cycle.  You will experience the freedom of building and designing custom web sites using your own leadership and programming skills.  The company’s frontend developers are capable of full cycle project leadership including application architecture, design input, site layout/user interface, and database design/programming.

The right individual for this role will be a motivated and energetic developer who takes initiative, enjoys finding solutions to a varying number of challenges, is detail-oriented, and takes extreme pride in their work.  If you thrive by working in an open creative office environment, consider this opportunity as the next level in your professional development.

**Position can be 100% remote. **

 Qualifications

  • Duties include:
  • Creation of user interface from provided design concepts by using standard HTML5/CSS practices.
  • Placement and layout of user interfaces given client provided content.
  • Assist in gathering requirements and project specifications.
  • Attend project kickoff meetings.
  • Take ownership of daily project needs and communications.
  • Communicate project status and deliverables with managers and peers.
  • Other tasks as needed for successful project completion.
  • Required Skills:
  • 2+ years of rapid web development, using HTML, JavaScript, and CSS.
  • A solid understanding of web application development processes.
  • Strong communication and writing skills.
  • Ability to communicate directly with peers, managers, and clients while leading development to a completed and successful solution.
  • Strong organization skills to manage multiple timelines and complete tasks quickly within the constraints of clients’ timelines and budgets.
  • Ability to grow professionally in a highly flexible and fast-moving environment.

 Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Visual Arts or Design (or) Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Computer Science with equivalent professional experience in front-end development and User Centered Design (UCD)

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge with Hadoop/HDFS/MapReduce.
  • Knowledge with Hbase/NoSQL or similar technology.
  • Knowledge with Oozie, Zookeeper, Flume, Solr, ElasticSearch, Storm, or Spark is a plus.

If interested, please contact Meredith Rosanelli @ meredith.rosanelli@l-3com.com

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Library Director at Eckerd College – St. Petersburg, FL

Blog - MLS - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 12:06

Eckerd College, the only independent national liberal arts college in Florida, is searching for a new director for the Armacost Library. The successful candidate will bring to the position a strategic vision for integrating the services of a traditional library with the opportunities afforded by emerging technologies in an academic setting; knowledge of all aspects of library operations; strong interpersonal and leadership skills; a record of scholarly engagement and professional service; and demonstrated abilities as a problem solver able to work effectively with library personnel, faculty, college administrators, students, and academic support services. The Director of the Library reports directly to the Dean of Faculty.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plans and manages the strategic direction and operational effectiveness of the college library.
  • Works in collaboration with librarians to develop and oversee the department and materials budget.
  • Develops and maintains positive relationships and active partnerships with students, faculty, staff, Friends of the Library, and other members of the campus community to ensure that library services and collections meet user needs.
  • Collaborates with librarians, IT, administration and faculty to determine the future of the library and reinvigorate the space and services.
  • Serves on and supports internal and external committees, task forces, and consortia.
  • Teaches in the senior general education course rotation.
  • Promotes information literacy through reference and instructional services, as needed.
  • Additional responsibilities as required.

Candidates must hold an MLS from an ALA-accredited program and at least five years of progressively responsible positions in an academic library. Preference will be given to candidates holding a second master’s or an earned doctoral degree.

Application should include a letter of application, vita, graduate and undergraduate transcripts, and contact information for three References so that letters of recommendation can be requested via www.eckerd.edu/hr/employment. Applications must be complete by March 23, 2015. Qualified candidates must be authorized to work in the United States for the college. EOE. Applications from women/minorities encouraged.

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Web/Electronic Services Coordinator at the George Washington University School of Medicine Health Sciences – Washington, DC

Blog - MLS - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 12:02

The Web/Electronic Services Coordinator at the Hammelfarb Health Sciences Library is a crucial member of the library staff. This position works closely with staff in the library operations department and the reference and instruction department in order to provide web-based access to the library’s vast electronic collections and services, and integrate specialized library software. Other duties include responsibility for the library’s mobile presence, instruction, currency with new technologies including web 2.0 applications, and membership on various library committees. This position reports to the Associate Director for Education, Information, and Technology Services.

  • Upgrade content and design of library website based on usability as new requirements arise
  • Enhance and maintain library website and mobile presence, in conjunction with publications Specialist/Web Assistant and Systems Librarian.
  • Develop and support custom and specialized library applications; work closely with library departments to determine development and implementation requirements.
  • Document all library development projects.
  • Customize interface and handle accounts for various library systems including LibGuides.
  • Chair library Web Committee.
  • Serve on various library committees.
  • Evaluate and integrate new technologies for use on the library site and in library-related instruction.
  • Manage the library’s social media presence.
  • Participates in School of Medicine and Health Sciences Clinical Skills and Reasoning course as librarian tutor.
  • Participate in the departmental Library Liaison program providing instruction and informational services to various departments (both academic and clinical), in conjunction with reference department.
  • Partner with the reference department to develop web-delivered courses and instructional materials.
  • Contribute to library marketing and communication activities.
  • Supervise Library Publications Specialist/Web Assistant (FT)
  • Coordinate activities with Marketing and Communications Department and Academic and Web Services.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements: 2-5 years experience in web programming/design; MLS from an accredited school or equivalent mix of education and experience; strong working knowledge and understanding of current web standards, user interface design and principles, and mobile technology; knowledge of content management systems; instructional experience; strong knowledge of HTML, CDD/XHTML, JavaScript/Client-side Scripting; strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, documentation experience.

Preferred: Library work or project experience; supervisory experience strong project management skills; knowledge of health sciences resources and environment; experience with usability testing, Cold Fusion and Drupal; familiarity with Google Apps and Analytics, and Responsive Design; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with all levels of library staff.

The minimum salary is from $63,000, based on experience and qualifications, plus excellent academic benefits. Application procedure: The review of applications will begin on July 30, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete and applications will be considered. The successful candidate will be required to submit to and successfully complete a pre-employment background check. Apply online at https://www.gwu.jobs/. You will be asked to submit a resume, cover letter that outlines assessment of skills as they relate to basic qualifications, salary requirements, and the names contact information of 3 references including telephone numbers and addresses. Only complete applications will be considered.

The George Washington University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Associate Director for Research/Worldwide Library Services at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Daytona Beach, FL

Blog - MLS - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 11:44

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University seeks an Associate Director for Research/Worldwide Library Services to manage and supervise the Hunt Library Research/Worldwide Library Services Department and to meet the teaching, learning and research needs of our students, faculty, and staff by providing responsive services to our campuses.

Responsibilities consist of ensuring the delivery of responsive research support, facilitating the development and evaluation of web-based research support tools, and enhancing the library user-education program. As a member of the management team, this position participates in long-range planning, goal setting, assessment and the evaluation of services.

The Hunt Library, located at the Daytona Beach campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, provides library services to 5,000 residential students at this campus as well as to over 10,000 distance learning students through Embry-Riddle Worldwide.  A leader in the provision of higher education in the fields of aviation and aerospace, ERAU offers regionally-accredited bachelor’s and master’s degrees as well as several doctoral programs, one of which (aviation science) is the first of its kind in the world.  For more information on ERAU, see http://www.erau.edu/about/index.html. For more information on the Hunt Library, go to http://library.erau.edu/home.html.

Required Qualifications:
•ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library Science or Information
Studies
• Three or more years of experience managing, leading, and supervising a professional library staff
• Five or more years of experience providing reference/research in an academic library
• Experience providing virtual library services 
• Demonstrated teaching/course development experience
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, and presentation skills for
communicating in multiple formats with a wide range of constituencies
• Proven ability to effectively lead and contribute to collaborative projects

Please reference IRC59991 and apply online at http://eraucareers.erau.edu/. Please upload a cover letter, resume, and three professional references (including contact information). Review of applications will begin February 1, 2015 and continue until an appropriate candidate is selected.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, handicap, veteran status, or sexual orientation.

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Scholarly Communications Specialist at Western Kentucky University – Bowling Green, KY

Blog - MLS - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 11:30

Scholarly Communications Specialist at Western Kentucky University – Bowling Green, KY

TopSCHOLAR is the digital repository administered by WKU Libraries that promotes open access to scholarly materials produced by WKU faculty, researchers, and students. The Scholarly Communication Specialist will be responsible for scanning, uploading, and managing TopSCHOLAR’s online content, including dissertations and theses, conference proceedings, research data, and articles. This position will report to the Electronic and Continuing Resources Coordinator in Library Technical Services. This is a full-time, 12 month staff position.

Essential functions include:

  • Developing a solid understanding of the Digital Commons and selected work systems
  • Creating metadata and inputting materials into the repository
  • Conducting research to assess the copyright status of potential deposits
  • Providing assistance to faculty as needed with their submissions

Responsibilities

  • Manage the receipt, metadata creation, and upload of repository materials; perform link validation and track usage of the repository
  • Communicate with publishers to determine copyright and archiving permissions
  • Provide assistance to faculty interested in participating in TopSCHOLAR and SelectedWorks, including workshops and one-on-one consultation
  • Provide support as needed for special projects and activities such as Open Access Week, REACH week, and Scholarly Communication workshops
  • In coordination with the Marketing Coordinator, engage in outreach across campus to significantly increase TopScholar participation
  • Engage in ongoing professional development, including participation in workshops, webinars, and listervs
  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge and skills considered essential for success

  • Strong technical knowledge (including Microsoft and Adobe productivity tools, HTML, and XML), with a desire and ability to stay current with emerging technology and trends
  • Knowledge of copyright and intellectual property
  • Knowledge of metadata standards
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and initiate effective programs, projects, and services
  • Excellent interpersonal, collaborative, and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Ability to prepare reports and maintain consistent records

Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of two years related work experience (i.e. academic library, project management)

Additional information:

Salary grade: 107
Expected salary range: $35,000 – $37,000

Kentucky state law requires all public institutions of postsecondary education to conduct pre-employment criminal background checks to determine suitability for employment.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, religion, veteran status, or marital status in admission to career and technical education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Persons with disabilities, who need reasonable accommodations to participate in the application and/or selection process, should notify The Office of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/University ADA Services at (270) 745 – 5121, a minimum of five working days in advance.

Application instructions:

All applications and resumes must be submitted through this online electronic talent management system.  Only those individuals who submit all required materials will be considered as eligible applicants.  A cover letter which describes your interest and fit for this position is required. You will receive email notification confirming your application materials have been received.  Review of application materials will generally begin as applications are submitted.  The expected hire date is on or about April 15, 2015.

 

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Reference and Instruction Librarian at Kent State University’s Stark Campus Library – North Canton, OH

Blog - MLS - Thu, 26/02/2015 - 11:17

Responsibilities include presentations to class on information literacy concepts as well as instruction on using specific library resources relevant to course study; provide assistance in person on demand, by appointment, or virtually via the university’s instant messaging chat reference service for individuals requesting help; in consultation with the online learning librarian, develop strategies for delivering information literacy and reference services to distant or online learners, maintain and evaluate the usefulness of all print and electronic reference sources as part of the library’s reference collection; train library staff in the proper use of print and electronic reference sources; assesses the effectiveness of information literacy efforts, and maintain statistical information.

Minimum Qualifications

ALA-Accredited Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science required. Successful candidate must have experience with teaching and learning, have a demonstrated understanding of information literacy issues in a higher education environment, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, have knowledge of reference practices in a college or university library as well as a demonstrated success promoting team work and fostering collaborative relationships.

Preference will be given to candidates who have three years or more of professional experience in an academic library; experience with teaching information literacy in a college or university environment; familiarity with online course management systems (blackboard, for example); and experience with reference instruction and collection development in an academic library.

Application Information

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To apply, please visit our website at jobs.kent.edu and complete an academic data form. Please attach a letter of application and a curriculum vitae. In addition, applicants must submit via USPS official transcripts and three (3) letters of recommendation to: Kent State University at Stark, 6000 Frank Avenue NW, North Canton, OH 44720, Attn: Assistant Dean.

For a full job description, see https://jobs.kent.edu and search using job code 994743.

 

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