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Behind the Scenes: LIS Hiring at Academic Institutions – Katrina Spencer

Blog - MLS - Fri, 24/06/2016 - 12:16

Katrina Spencer has some advice for students in the academic job market based on her experiences interviewing. Read her advice here:

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Technical Information Specialist – National Institutes of Health – Bethesda, Maryland

Blog - MLS - Thu, 23/06/2016 - 17:51

Job Title: ​Technical Information Specialist
Salary Range: $77,490 to $119,794​
Open Period: June 27 – July 1, 2016
Series & Grade: GS-1410 12/13
Position: Full-Time/Permanent
Duty Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Who May Apply: US Citizens and Current Federal Employees

Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health
Office of Research Services / Division of Library Services
MP (Federal Employees):
DE (All US Citizens):

The NIH Library is pleased to announce an exciting employment opportunity for an exceptional candidate to serve as a Technical Information Specialist, located in the Information Resources and Services Branch (IRSB), The NIH Library operates as the Division of Library Services (DLS) and is the focal point for the exchange of biomedical and scientific information vital to the support of the research activities conducted at the National Institutes of Health. DLS also provides information services and resources to several other agencies within the Department of Health & Human Services.

If you have experience providing outreach and leadership for digital initiatives (custom information solutions) AND you want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team! For more information, visit NIH Library.


Job Duties

If selected for the position, you will:

Serve as a member of the custom information solutions team and participate in user interface design, usability and web of the development under a framework of information architecture;

Serve as a technical specialist and advisor to specialists and managers in evaluating, planning, developing, implementing, and supporting the NIH Library’s cloud-based Drupal content management systems and specialized bioinformatics servers;

Perform contract administration activities as authorized, including monitoring and evaluating contractor performance, reviewing and approving contract expenditures, preparing reports on contracting activities and deliverables, ensuring compliance with contract requirements, and identifying and resolving problems;

Applicants should also have a background and familiarity with:

Windows server administration

Linux server administration

EZProxy administration

III Sierra administration

ProQuest Intota / Ex Libris / Alma administration

Security practices, FISMA, and FedRAMP

Contracting Officer Representative

Cloud server administration

Project management

Qualification Requirements

Completed one (1) full academic year of graduate study in library science in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree. Additional educational requirements may apply, please refer to the USAJOBs posting for additional educations requirements. Official transcripts required when applying.


How to Apply

The position will be posted for five (5) days on beginning June 26, 2016 and will be closed on July 1, 2016, applications will only be accepted during this time period. Application tips: to view job posting navigate to the search bar and type “NIH, Librarian”. Have your resume, transcripts and other information ready when applying.

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Pathways Recent Graduate Librarian – Defense Technical Information Center – Fort Belvoir, VA

Blog - MLS - Thu, 23/06/2016 - 17:49

Currently, the Defense Technical Information Center has an opening for
recent college graduates (to include those who are within 9 months of
graduation).  The announcement period is June 20, 2016 through June 27,
2016.  These opening is part of the federal government’s Pathways Program.

For more information about the Pathways Recent Graduate Librarian position,

For more information about the Defense Technical Information Center, see

For more information about the Pathways Program, see

For a video on the Pathways Program, see

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Business/Instructional Librarian – Salisbury University – Salisbury, MD

Blog - MLS - Thu, 23/06/2016 - 17:48

Salisbury University, located on Maryland’s beautiful Eastern Shore, is seeking a creative, dynamic, and collaborative applicant to join the staff of the SU Libraries as Business/Instructional Librarian.

Primary Job Duties: Serve as the librarian liaison to the academic departments in the Perdue School of Business.  The librarian will be responsible for instruction, collection development, and other support for the liaison departments’ teaching and research-related information needs.  Creative and effective instruction is especially important.  Participate in providing face-to-face and electronic reference services, including some evening and weekend hours.  Cooperate with other librarians in library-wide instructional activities, such as developing activities for and teaching sessions of freshman English classes.  Serve on committees and task forces and be active professionally.

Minimum Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree from a foreign institution at the time of appointment.  Related experience working in academic libraries.  Demonstrated knowledge of principles and best practices in information literacy instruction.  Demonstrated knowledge of business reference sources and best practices in reference services and information literacy.

Preferred qualifications: Undergraduate or graduate degree in business.  Reference and instruction experience specifically in business in an academic library or experience in a public library business resource center.  Excellent presentation and communication skills.

Applications will be accepted via Salisbury University’s Online Employment Application System. Please visit our website to apply online.  See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of at least three professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Angeline Prichard at

Applications submitted by July 25, 2016 will receive first consideration.  The position will remain open until filled. This is a library faculty position on a permanent status track with excellent benefits.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin by November 1, 2016 or as soon thereafter as possible.

This position is based in Salisbury, MD.  Salisbury University is a member of the University System of Maryland.  It is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 58 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk.  SU is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges and ‘best values’ by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and other publications.  SU has 416 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700.

The Salisbury University Libraries comprise the main campus library and the Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture, located in the state-of-the art Guerrieri Academic Commons, which opens this summer, as well as the Curriculum Resource Center. The SU Libraries are user-oriented, with relatively small collections but a dynamic staff with a deep commitment to meeting the information needs of our students and faculty.

Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment opportunities to all qualified people. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status or other legally protected characteristics. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President, Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, 100 Holloway Hall; Tel. (410) 548-3508.

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Library Coordinator – The George Washington University Law Library – Washington, DC

Blog - MLS - Thu, 23/06/2016 - 17:47

The George Washington University Law Library seeks a qualified individual for a full-time library coordinator position to support operations of the Document Services Department. For more details including information on job duties and qualifications, or to apply, please view the posting on the GW Jobs website.

Please note that an LC Call Number test will be administered to candidates selected for an in-person interview. Further, please note that the successful completion of a background screening will be required as a condition of hire.

The 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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Systems Manager Librarian – Georgetown University Medical Center – Washington DC

Blog - MLS - Thu, 23/06/2016 - 17:45



Dahlgren Memorial Library [DML] is the health sciences library at Georgetown University Medical Center [GUMC], Washington D.C.

DML works proactively with a broad range of faculty, staff, students, clinicians and administrators to be fully integrated into the teaching, research and clinical activities of GUMC, leveraging a highly skilled team of librarians and other professionals engaged with innovative technology in the provision of user-focused services and resources.  Georgetown is an RUVH / Carnegie 1 research institution, with 80% of the research originating at GUMC. Georgetown University School of Medicine [GUSoM] in particular is a research-intense environment. DML was highlighted as a strength in the 2011 LCME review and DML is well-supported in terms of 21st Century resources and tools [nearly 100% e-only] to do the job. DML staff members are encouraged to “color outside the lines” and participate in activities across the spectrum.  This is a rare opportunity to be part of a dynamic, highly engaged team.




Systems Manager/Librarian – Dahlgren Memorial Library


Reporting to the Associate Director for Resources and Access Management, the Systems Manager / Librarian is the in-house expert for all aspects of the DML integrated library system [ILS] and OpenAthens identity management/security access system in support of the research, education and patient care missions of DML and GUMC.

Duties include but are not limited to:


·       Providing day-to-day management of the DML ILS; serving as primary liaison with product partners CyberTools and the GU University Information Services teams.

·       Maintaining constant, on-going interoperability between ILS and other systems [3M, OCLC, etc.]

·       Coordinating immediate investigation of and response to matters of authentication & access to DML e-resources [6,000+ journals; 3,000+ e-books; 119 databases; 22 e-point of care tools]

·       Trouble-shooting systems, hardware & software issues, client upgrades & migrations

·       Obtaining routine & special need/pop-up analytical reports for use by DML senior management & external parties within GUMC

·       Exploring new library technologies & making recommendations for further investigation and potential acquisition in a technology-rich environment

·       Providing reference & research support services, via in-person one-on-one & group sessions and classes; by phone, by email and via virtual chat sessions

·       Serving on various library and GUMC committees, teams, and task forces and participating in the DML library liaison program.




·       Master’s degree is required, in library or information sciences from an ALA accredited library/information school.

·       Five or more years of directly relevant experience performing management of library systems and support for library systems integration, preferably in a health sciences library environment.

·       Recent MLS graduates with prior systems experience are welcome to apply.

·       Experience supporting academic health science needs, especially regarding electronic biomedical information resources, including searching MedLINE and other databases; familiarity with electronically provided Point-of-Care diagnostic and treatment tools and apps is strongly desired.

·       Experience successfully working in a team environment with faculty, students, clinicians and staff. Strong service ethic an absolute.

·       Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills are necessary. Analytical skills including independent problem solving, critical thinking and time management skills are very important.

·       Knowledge of / experience with API, Drupal, EMR and Systematic Reviews processes is desired.

·       AHIP [Academy of Health Information Professionals] certification preferred but not required; expected to pursue accreditation once hired.



Salary based on qualifications and experience. Relocation assistance is available; competitive benefits package includes generous personal leave package.



Applicants are encouraged to apply online

Georgetown University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer (007)



Send letter of application, resume/CV, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and telephone numbers of 3 professional references to Administrative Office, Dahlgren Memorial Library, Preclinical Science Building, GM-7, 3900 Reservoir Road NW, Box 571420, Washington DC 20057-1420;; fax, 202.687.1862 attention Mr Brandon Hudson.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary phone interviews will result in 2-5 candidates invited for on-site interviews until the position is filled, with a projected start date of Fall 2016.

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You Are Going To Be Okay: Things You Need To Know For Your New Job – Jessica Olin

Blog - MLS - Wed, 22/06/2016 - 12:15

For anyone starting a new position, Jessica Olin has some advice for you:


  • They hired you on purpose.
  • You don’t have to interview anymore once they give you the job.
  • You are going to get overwhelmed.
  • You are going to make mistakes.
  • You are going to be okay.


Read the full article here:

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Records and Accessioning Archivist – Tufts University – Medford/Somerville, MA

Blog - MLS - Tue, 21/06/2016 - 11:58

Digital Collections and Archives (DCA) supports the teaching and research mission of Tufts University by ensuring the enduring preservation and accessibility of the university’s permanently valuable records and collections. DCA assists departments, faculty, and staff in managing records and other assets. DCA collaborates with members of the Tufts community and others to develop tools to discover and access collections to support teaching, research, and administrative needs in addition to providing reference and instruction services.

The Records and Accessioning Archivist plays a key role in the DCA’s archival accessioning and processing activities and has primary responsibility for accessioning and stabilizing both physical and digital collection material and facilitating the management of collection documentation files for the DCA. The Records and Accessioning Archivist serves as a primary point of contact for departments and offices at the university seeking to transfer records to the University Archives. In transferring new material the Records and Accessioning Archivist records information about provenance, original order, or context of creation gained during communications with the donor. The Records and Accessioning Archivist creates or oversees creation of initial collection-level description for all holdings, ensuring responsible administrative and physical control and basic intellectual access for all material at time of accession, and providing the infrastructure upon which any future archival work will be built.


Basic Requirements:
• ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent experience with concentration in archives management
• Demonstrated knowledge of archival theory and practice, including experience processing archival records
• Knowledge of relevant standards for archival description including DACS, EAD and EAC-CPF, and familiarity with other metadata standards
• Excellent supervisory and organizational skills and ability to plan, coordinate, and implement complex projects
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a variety of staff in a rapidly changing environment
• Excellent written and oral communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:
• Experience working in an active university records program
• 1-2 years of related experience

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Paper Conservator – Missouri State Archives – Jefferson City, MO

Blog - MLS - Tue, 21/06/2016 - 11:56

Paper Conservator
Missouri State Archives/Local Records Preservation Program
Jefferson City, Missouri
Starting Salary: $3,129 per month

The Missouri State Archives is seeking a paper conservator to treat historically significant paper records, primarily from the 19th and early 20th century from the Archives and local government offices. The primary work is conservation treatment; some work in outreach (training and consultation) is required.

This is a permanent, fulltime position working alongside two other conservators in a well-equipped conservation lab.

Minimum Education/Experience: Bachelor’s degree required. At least 2 years advanced training in conservation acquired through formal studies or a combination of apprenticeship, advanced courses, and internships. Knowledge of the chemical and physical properties of books/paper and an understanding of the causes of deterioration.
Preferred Education/Experience: Advanced degree/certificate in paper conservation through an accredited graduate or equivalent certificate program, formal apprenticeship, or equivalent experience OR Master’s degree in library science or archival administration, art, art history, history, historical preservation, or related field, with one year experience in paper conservation. Sound knowledge of organic and physical chemistry.

The complete job description, qualifications, and application procedures are available at

The minimum posting period will end 7/5/16. After the minimum posting period, the position may be closed to new applicants and filled at any time.

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Library Fellows (2) – University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Las Vegas, NV

Blog - MLS - Tue, 21/06/2016 - 11:55

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is seeking applicants for two Library Fellows (Visiting Library Faculty, 2-year limited term position) in its University Libraries. UNLV encourages individuals from historically under-represented populations to apply.


UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on-line at:


As a strong partner in student learning, UNLV Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning with innovative services, entrepreneurial staff, outstanding digital collections, up-to-date technology and internationally renowned Special Collections, including two research centers: the Center for Gaming Research and the Oral History Research Center. University Libraries is comprised of Lied Library and three branch libraries, and we are a gateway to more than 20,000 electronic journals and 1.7 million books, including e-books. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 120 experienced faculty librarians and staff members committed to a culture of continuous improvement as we contribute to the teaching, learning, research, and creative endeavors at one of the nation’s fastest growing universities.

University Libraries’ vision is to define the new academic research library-bringing people and information together in innovative ways. As UNLV emerges as a leading urban research institution, the Libraries will pioneer dynamic, user-focused methods of reaching, connecting, and engaging researchers and learners.

Both positions will be within the Libraries’ Collections, Acquisitions and Discovery (CAD) Division. CAD provides the Libraries’ functions of content development and management, access and delivery of resources, bibliographic and metadata services and scholarly communication support. The CAD Division includes the management of the high profile Digital Scholarship@UNLV institutional repository. Candidates selected will have the opportunity to work collaboratively on strategic initiatives and projects across the library organization and will work with liaison librarians, teaching and learning librarians, and other functional specialists. As a member of the library faculty, the selected candidate will have an opportunity to acquire first-hand experience with research and scholarship and service to the library, institution, and profession.


UNLV is one of the most diverse universities in the nation with a large first-generation college student population. The UNLV Libraries have an enduring commitment to diversity and seek to provide a two-year visiting appointment open to interested new graduates and early-career librarians. UNLV encourages individuals from historically under-represented populations to apply. The Library Fellows appointments will provide the selected candidates with transferable professional early work experience and career development opportunities in preparation for future leadership roles in the field. Structured as an immersive academic library experience for newly qualified and early career librarians, the Library Fellows will develop a broad knowledge of the activities and functions of academic research libraries with a specialization in a key area of strategic importance for UNLV Libraries. UNLV’s program provides support for professional engagement at the national level as well as mentoring. Through participation in the program individuals will hone professional skills, develop proficiency in their area of specialization, and build a professional network in preparation for future career opportunities.

The campus is embarking on a Top Tier initiative to become one of the nation’s best public research universities. A key strategic aim articulated in the Top Tier Initiative is to “enhance library collections and infrastructure to support evolving methods of research, scholarship, and creative activity across UNLV’s disciplines”. UNLV Libraries is seeking librarians to help advance library initiatives in line with these Top Tier strategic aims. We are looking for collaborative and energetic individuals to contribute to planning, outreach, education, and the development of services, tools and policies in key areas.

The selected candidates will develop expertise, leadership, and project management skills in the inter-related Libraries’ focus areas of digital scholarship and scholarly communication. Key project areas that may be assigned are listed below:

  1. Research Data Management: Working with library colleagues and other campus constituents, participate in the development of an infrastructure and services to support data discovery, curation, preservation, this will include:
  • outreach to the campus community to ensure data deposit in UNLV repositories or appropriate subject repositories;
  • providing guidance and instruction in creating data management plans and encourage use of the UNLV instance of the DMPToolkit; and
  • monitoring new data practices and standards adopted by government agencies and other relevant disciplinary groups.
  1. Scholarly Research Impact: Assist in the Libraries ORCID implementation pilot. Investigate and develop a range of services around scholarly output research impact and bibliometrics/altmetrics for UNLV. Investigate methods for tracking UNLV researcher compliance with federal granting mandates for public sharing of articles and data.
  1. Metadata Support: Employ appropriate metadata schema and standards to increase discoverability of digital research outputs of UNLV. Assist in developing policies and procedures that are compatible with the Libraries’ other metadata activities, specifically in the consistent use of controlled vocabularies and identifiers. Explore the repurposing of metadata between the IR, the Libraries’ other discovery interfaces, and external aggregators.

The areas of specialization assigned to the selected candidate will be dependent on the interests and skills of the candidates as expressed in their application materials and within the context of the priorities of UNLV Libraries.


UNLV seeks to hire recent graduates and early career librarians for the Library Fellows program. UNLV encourages individuals from historically under-represented populations to apply.

Required qualifications include:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information studies to be awarded no later than August 31, 2016.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, particularly the ability to explain complex concepts to a wide variety of individuals and groups, and the ability to interact effectively and work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Ability to interact effectively and work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications.
  • Creative and analytical thinking skills and good problem solving ability.
  • Ability to prioritize workload assignments and adjust priorities as needed.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a team member.
  • Understanding of an interest in the mission and role of academic libraries.
  • Knowledge of current issues in academic libraries.
  • Commitment to professional development growth and/or evidence of self-directed learning and adaptabilty.
  • Interest in developing knowledge and skills in any or all aspects of the research lifecycle including scholarly communication, research data management, scholarly research impact, bibliometrics, and metadata.


  • Understanding of the scholarly communication lifecycle and familiarity with issues and current thinking in scholarly communication.
  • Experience in providing library support to science disciplines.
  • Knowledge of research data management trends and issues.
  • Experience with MARC and non-MARC metadata formats, standards and schema and an understanding of the principles of authority control.
  • Experience with outreach and training activities.
  • Experience with institutional repositories.
  • Understanding of scholarly metrics.


$65,000. Position is contingent upon funding.


Application materials must include:1) a letter of interest that specifies the candidate’s interest and experience in the focus and project areas outlined above, 2) a current and detailed resume that lists qualifications, experience, and skills, and 3) names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references who may be contacted. Within the cover letter, applicants should fully describe qualifications and experience, since the initial review will serve to evaluate applicants based on documented, relevant qualifications and professional work experience. The review of materials will begin on July 11 2016, and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to the UNLV Library Fellows Search Committee Chair, and submitted via on-line application at For assistance with UNLV’s on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or

Position is online at:

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ARCHIVIST II – State of Utah – Salt Lake City, UT

Blog - MLS - Tue, 21/06/2016 - 11:52

This position is eligible for a full benefits package including medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance, a retirement plan, plus paid leave to include annual, sick, and holiday pay. The State requires employees to receive their pay through direct deposit. If selected, you will receive more information about these benefit options and enrollment information through our onboarding process and during your first week or two on the job.
JOB DESCRIPTION:The Utah State Archives is seeking an Archivist to provide electronic records management and archival services to state agencies and governmental entities. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • identification, description, appraisal, scheduling, and classification of electronic records series and agency electronic records management systems in accordance with state archives policies
  • appraisal and archival evaluation of electronic records for administrative, fiscal, legal, historic, and research values
  • assisting with the re-formatting of public records through a variety of technological methods
  • handling and preserving permanent government records in paper and digital formats
  • creation of reference materials to facilitate public access
  • participation in outreach efforts to state agencies and the public

The best qualified applicant is one who is experienced in the full spectrum of archival practices and techniques; who has a master’s degree in history, library sciences, or a related field; and who has earned a Digital Archives Specialist certification. Recent college graduates with a master’s degree in the above fields are encouraged to apply, especially those with volunteer or internship experience in electronic archiving.

  • Coordinates and/or acts as a liaison between agencies or work units and assists in the application of records management and archival best practices in the management of government records.
  • Acts as a resource to provide information on standards, best practices, and other requirements that help determine the most effective way of meeting the records/archival needs of management, staff, clients, and/or customers.
  • Performs descriptive and subject scheduling and cataloging.
  • Assists in the creation and maintenance of systems associated with records management/archival practice; consults with governmental entities, user groups, and a variety of consortia on issues of records scheduling and collection management


  • principles, theories, and practices of archival and records management practices
  • deal with people in a manner which shows sensitivity, tact, and professionalism
  • speak clearly, concisely and effectively; listen to, and understand, information and ideas as presented verbally
  • develop and/or implement new policies/procedures/standards and/or rules/regulations
  • laws governing access to public and private records (Government Records Access and Management Act)
  • research methods, techniques, and/or sources of information
  • communicate information and ideas clearly, and concisely, in writing; read and understand information presented in writing
  • principles theories and practices of re-formatting and digital technologies


  • Risks found in the typical office setting, which is adequately lighted, heated and ventilated, e.g., safe use of office equipment, avoiding trips and falls, observing fire regulations, etc.
  • Typically, the employee may sit comfortably to perform the work; however, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying light items; driving an automobile, etc. Special physical demands are not required to perform the work.

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Archivist – National Gallery of Art – Washington, D.C.

Blog - MLS - Tue, 21/06/2016 - 11:49

This position is located in the Gallery Archives at the National Gallery of Art. The position is responsible for providing specialized reference services and in developing systems for preservation management of electronic images and objects. The incumbent is also responsible for providing records guidance, for appraising records, for identifying, preserving, and organizing historical records and advising on policies for archival management of digital images.

The incumbent:

1.  Implements policies for ingest, preservation and use of digital records and management of the Gallery’s digital archival repository based on best archival practice and published standards. Prepares complex descriptions of Gallery records and interprets institutional history for various audiences via electronic and traditional systems.
2.  Controls all records transfers to the Gallery Archives and provides technical aid and instruction.
3.  Appraises records for permanent evidential or information values and manages acquisition activities.
4.  Works with on-site researchers and coordinates responses to complex written reference inquiries.
5.  Develops policies and procedures for organizing the most complex groups of archival documents; develops written documentation; and instructs other staff concerning correct procedures.
6.  Maintains liaison with offices creating digital documents and images, performs all steps for receiving and preserving electronic documents, and recommends new systems and policies.

The National Gallery of Art is located on the national Mall in Washington, D.C. The museum mission is to serve the United States of America in a national role by preserving, collecting, exhibiting, and fostering the understanding of works of art at the highest possible museum and scholarly standards. The Gallery Archives is responsible for long-term care of the museum’s historical records in every physical form including digital files and photographs, architectural records and media.

To apply for this position or for more information, please visit:

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Assistant Librarian – Niels Bohr Library & Archives – College Park, MD

Blog - MLS - Tue, 21/06/2016 - 11:48
Job Description:

The Niels Bohr Library & Archives, a special collection in the history of modern physics, astronomy, and allied sciences at the American Institute of Physics, seeks an Assistant Librarian to be responsible for administering the print holdings and overseeing the daily operations of the Library.  Duties include acquisitions, cataloging, preservation, database maintenance, providing reference services, overseeing digitization and other related activities. The successful candidate will work to improve access to the book and journal collections, supervise part-time assistants and student interns, and assist in the daily operations of the Niels Bohr Library as needed.


MLS degree (ALA approved) and a minimum of two years of professional experience are required.  Experience/familiarity with library automation, cataloging standards, conservation, and digital formats are preferred.  Must be able to lift 40-pound boxes of library materials. Knowledge of science is not required.


If you are qualified for this position, please send your resume with cover letter to AIP Human Resources at

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Coordinator, Reference and Library Instruction – Community College of Baltimore County – Catonsville, MD

Blog - MLS - Tue, 21/06/2016 - 11:39

Directs the campus library’s reference services and library instruction program and is responsible for staffing, scheduling, and establishing goals for these areas. Manages the department and its staff, evaluates performance and measures progress on reference service, library instruction and information literacy projects. Identifies and implements new procedures and technologies; develops new services and initiatives. Works closely with faculty to develop course integrated information literacy instruction, consulting with faculty about curriculum/assignment design, and about the objectives for the instruction/information literacy program. Participates in the library’s collection development program.

Minimum Requirements:

Master’s degree in library science from an ALA (American Library Association) accredited institution.
Five (5) years of progressively responsible professional library experience in an academic, research or public library.
Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science as applied to the operation of academic libraries.
Evidence of effective teaching, leadership and supervisory skills and experience.
Experience with electronic information services and library systems and their applications for reference and instruction.
Experience with and strong commitment to reference service, library instruction and information literacy principles.
Ability to work independently and in teams.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Maintains knowledge of trends and best practices in academic libraries, including reference/research materials, instruction methodologies, information and library technology and principles of information literacy.

For best consideration, please apply by June 29, 2016. For more information visit

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Meet the MLIS! The iSchool Announces MLS Program Name Change

Blog - MLS - Mon, 20/06/2016 - 14:59

Those of us here at blogMLS are thrilled to announce that the name of our prestigious master’s program in library science at University of Maryland is changing!  From this point forward, the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies will offer and award a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS).

This program name change reflects what folks at the iSchool have been studying, teaching and learning for years.  While we will continue to offer a very strong library-focused program, that is not, as many of you know, the only study or career option available to our students.  Awarding an MLIS degree is more inclusive of those students who choose to emphasize areas such as information science, data curation, and community analytics and is more reflective of the world in which we live.

Administratively, all students graduating in Fall 2016 or later will be awarded a MLIS, and this will be reflected on your diplomas.

Those of us who have encouraged and pursued this change truly hope you are as excited as we are.

If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding this name change, please don’t hesitate to reach out to

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Research Outreach & Instruction Librarian – SUNY Polytechnic Institute – Utica, NY

Blog - MLS - Fri, 17/06/2016 - 15:19

Position Description

The Research Outreach and Instruction Librarian will provide extensive research support to faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates at both the Albany and Utica SUNY Poly sites.  This librarian will work closely with faculty to integrate and assess information literacy in a variety of majors and work with the Library Director and Librarians to assess and plan information literacy across the Institute.  In addition, the Research Outreach and Instruction Librarian will coordinate workshops, and provide online and individualized instruction on research tools such as citation and research management, data management strategies, open access, and citation metrics.  Other responsibilities will include providing liaison services, preferably in engineering, health sciences, and related subjects.  Liaison duties include information literacy instruction and some collection management, library outreach, and participation on campus-wide committees and initiatives. Participation in program planning and assessment for other library functions such as reference, public services, and web management will be expected.  As SUNY Poly develops initiatives related to scholarly publishing and open access, such as an Institutional Repository, this librarian will help lead and facilitate related projects and services.   The Research Outreach and Instruction Librarian will also create web content, learning objects, and other content in the learning management system (currently Blackboard).  Other reasonable duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Accredited MLS
    · Experience providing research support to various levels of students as well as faculty.
    ·         Experience teaching Information Literacy and providing presentations to various audiences.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background (Undergraduate or Graduate degree) in Health Sciences or STEM field.
  • Experience creating web content.
  • Experience with assessing and planning Information Literacy programs.
  • Instructional Experience within a learning management system.
  • Academic Research Support Experience providing reference and other research related services.
  • Experience with scholarly or open access publishing support, Institutional Repositories, or other research support services.

Position open until filled with review beginning immediately.

For further details and to apply, visit:

Questions should be directed to Shannon Pritting (

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Multiple Positions – DHS Program – Rockville, MD

Blog - MLS - Fri, 17/06/2016 - 15:17
Survey Manager

The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program in the International Survey Research and Evaluation Line of Business is looking for a Survey Manager, responsible for coordinating the implementation of Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) in one or more countries. Many DHS surveys involve collection of “biomarkers,” such as anemia, malaria and HIV testing, as well as measuring height and weight. Survey managers provide guidance on these issues, in consultation with the biomarker team at DHS. The position involves approximately 25-30% travel mainly to countries in sub-Saharan Africa and Asia.

Data Processing Specialist

ICF International has an opening for a Data Processing Specialist with The Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) Program. The (DHS) Program is a USAID funded project that assists developing countries to implement household-based surveys in the areas of maternal and child health, family planning, HIV/AIDS, malaria, and nutrition. To date, we have completed more than 300 surveys in more than 90 countries in Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the former Soviet states. To learn more about The DHS Program, please visit their site at

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Graduate Student Advocate – Graduate Student Legal Aid Office (GLAO), University of Maryland – College Park, MD

Blog - MLS - Fri, 17/06/2016 - 15:11

The Graduate Student Legal Aid Office (GLAO) at the University of Maryland College Park is looking for a talented graduate student for its Graduate Student Advocate position.  This is a 12-month position that works 10 hours/week and follows the UM-CP staff schedule for holidays and closures.  This an an hourly position, not a GA-ship.  Details about the position and how to apply are located at:

The GLAO provides free legal information, consultations, referrals and assistance to UM-CP graduate students on a wide range of both off-campus and university matters.  The office also offers weekly Lunch & Learn Workshops during the spring and fall semesters on a variety to topics that are of interest to graduate students such as: tax questions, health insurance, personal finance and intellectual property.  Learn more about the GLAO at

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Archivist – Montgomery County Historical Society – Rockville, MD

Blog - MLS - Fri, 17/06/2016 - 15:00

The Montgomery County Historical Society seeks a skilled, experienced, and enthusiastic professional for the position of Archivist. The successful candidate will be an integral part of our team and will advance the organization’s mission by helping to preserve the county government’s historical records in the County Archives located in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The Archivist will also provide support for Montgomery History’s Sween Library on a periodic basis.

Here is the full position description

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University Archivist (Assistant Professor) – Oregon Health & Science University – Portland, OR

Blog - MLS - Fri, 17/06/2016 - 14:58

Work Schedule, Hours, FTE, Salary Range: 1.0 FTE; Salary commensurate with experience, minimum $50,000. The University Archivist is responsible for the day-to-day management and long-term development of OHSU’s archives program. Reporting to the Director of Curatorial Services, the University Archivist contributes positive, expansive vision to OHSU Historical Collections & Archives, seeking new ways to build collections, enhance access, and engage audiences. The University Archivist identifies, appraises, and acquires archives, manuscripts, university publications, and artifacts in all formats. Supervising a staff of 1.5-3.0 FTE, the position manages accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation, and storage of collections. The University Archivist develops collection management data, EAD finding aids, and other access tools.

The University Archivist plays a major role in digital curation activities, working with a cross-functional team across the library.  Responsibilities include building and managing digital collections; defining workflows, procedures, and standards; advising on best practices; participating in policy formation; and working with university partners to develop collections, projects, and services.

The University Archivist conducts scholarship and service that contributes to the effectiveness of the Library, the University, and the profession. The position teaches classes, workshops, and instructional sessions; assists researchers through reference and instruction; and conducts exhibits, tours, special events, and other outreach activities. The University Archivist collaborates with donors, faculty, students, staff, and alumni, demonstrating outcomes through presentations, exhibits, events, publications, and reports.

This position monitors, interprets, and applies emerging archival theory and trends. As a colleague and supervisor, the University Archivist fosters a culture of productivity, knowledge sharing, and user orientation. The position participates in developing and implementing policies and procedures in OHSU Historical Collections & Archives, and consults with the university community on records management policy and practices. As a member of the Library Faculty, the University Archivist participates in planning, policy formation, and decision-making relating to library services, collections, and technologies.  This position represents OHSU Library in the Orbis Cascade Alliance Archives & Manuscripts Service.

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