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Technical Services Librarian – Finnegan – Washington, DC

Blog - MLS - Tue, 30/06/2015 - 14:30
The Washington DC office of Finnegan, one of the world’s leading and largest intellectual property law firms, is seeking a Technical Services Librarian to join our dynamic library services department. This individual will report to the Manager of Library Services and support the needs of the Washington DC office as well as the firm’s regional offices.   Responsibilities include: overseeing the acquisition, circulation and routing modules of EOS; developing and maintaining the electronic library resources, including the current awareness and online resource management tools; assisting with the cataloging of library materials and maintenance of library records; ordering and distributing books and periodicals for the library collection; coordinating print and electronic book and journal subscriptions and renewals; receiving, sorting, opening and processing library mail, and other duties as assigned.   Successful candidates must have three or more years of experience in a library or corporate setting; MLS degree and working knowledge of EOS or equivalent ILS, and basic computer systems as well as the ability to meet deadlines, and manage a diverse workload in a fast-paced environment is required.    The firm offers an excellent compensation and benefits package and is an equal opportunity employer.   Please contact Robin McKinney (robin.mckinney@finnegan.com), Staff Recruiting Manager or visit our website for more information.

 

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Instruction and Reference Librarian – Colorado Mesa University – Grand Junction, CO

Blog - MLS - Tue, 30/06/2015 - 14:25

SUMMARY: Reporting to the Head Public Services Librarian, the Instruction and Reference Librarian provides customized research assistance to students at the reference desk and other one-on-one interactions, as well as in class-based settings. This librarian engages in a broad range of information literacy initiatives, including in-person and virtual reference assistance, reference desk shifts, one-shot course-based sessions, and workshops. Collaborates with other Colorado Mesa University (CMU) instruction librarians and CMU faculty and staff to maintain and evolve Tomlinson Library’s multi-faceted instruction program, which is geared toward high-quality, innovative, and student-focused learning experiences for a diverse body of on-campus and distance-based students.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Other related duties may be assigned

  • Support students, faculty, and staff, both locally and at a distance, through individual consultations, chat, email, and regularly scheduled reference hours. Utilizes a wide range of resources including print, electronic, and web-based reference tools.
  • Provide an engaging, approachable, and service-oriented experience to library patrons at the reference desk.
  • Create information literacy curricula, lesson plans, and learning outcomes for specific assignments geared toward developing research skills and critical thinking competencies for students.
  • Seek active partnerships with fellow librarians, teaching faculty, and other program staff. Make recommendations on course design, assignments, and instructional options.
  • Develop and maintain course, subject, and general research guides (LibGuides), videos/tutorials, and other digital learning objects.
  • Serve as a library liaison to assigned academic departments by participating in the collection development process.Suggest relevant reference acquisitions.
  • Assess collection and services by preparing new course, program, and accreditation reviews.
  • Assist in the planning, implementation and assessment of library programs, policies and procedures.
  • Participate in the work of library, university and professional organization committees.
  • Reference hours require evening and weekend rotations; typically one reference shift per day, one evening shift (5-9 PM) per week, and participation in weekend reference rotation.

REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:

  • An ALA-accredited Master’s degree and 1-3 years of experience working in an academic library setting;
  • Experience providing reference and instruction in an academic library setting;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work in a team environment;
  • Strong commitment to public services. Ability to prioritize work assignments in a busy work environment;
  • Deep awareness of activities and current developments in the library profession, especially national standards and guidelines for information literacy instruction and practices;
  • Knowledge of, and experience with, instructional technology.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE:

  • Experience working in academic library reference and instruction;
  • Evidence of initiative and innovation in library services;
  • Knowledge of assessment practices, preferably within a higher education or academic library setting;

Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.

TYPE OF APPOINTMENT: Full-time administrative appointment

SALARY: Commensurate with education and experience. Excellent health and retirement benefits package.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled. To ensure consideration, complete applications must be received by July 27, 2015.

APPLICATION:

Submit a cover letter describing qualifications and experience as they relate to the specific requirements, responsibilities, and preferences of this position, current resume, a copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (official transcripts will be required upon hire), the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references, and the following completed forms:

  • Applicant Authorization to permit Search Committee members to review candidate transcript
  • Applicant Authorization and Release to Conduct Reference and Background Check form
  • Voluntary Affirmative Action form

MAIL TO:

Instruction and Reference Librarian Search Committee Human Resources, LHH 237
Colorado Mesa University
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122
Phone: 970 248-1820

Colorado Mesa University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial and/or motor vehicle history. Applicant must be able to verify U.S. employment eligibility. Colorado Mesa University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a culturally diverse faculty, staff and student body. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

For more information visit http://www.coloradomesa.edu/hr/documents/InstructionandRefereenceLibrarian.ann.1684.final.pdf

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Assistant Librarian – Stratford University – Falls Church, VA

Blog - MLS - Tue, 30/06/2015 - 14:18
The Assistant Librarian provides support for the Learning Resource Center, ensuring that it is an extension of the classroom by helping students, staff and faculty develop the information literacy skills needed for academic and professional success. The Assistant Librarian works independently and with other Librarians to provide reference and information literacy services, maintain library functions, and complete projects as needed. The Assistant Librarian also provides front-line support for Stratford’s e-textbook program, as well as on-call support for proctoring in the Student Success Center.

Functions:

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist students and faculty in the use of the library collection, research materials, technology, and area resources
  • Identify and provide access to the resources needed to support Stratford’s academic programs
  • Instruct students on a formal and informal basis in skills related to identifying and interpreting research information and communicating the content of research material in written and visual presentations
  • Assist the Librarian in continually developing, evaluating, and maintaining the library collection to meet the needs of the students and faculty
  • Perform library maintenance and administrative tasks (copy cataloging, etc.)
  • Act as a liaison between the campus community and textbook coordinator and support students and faculty in troubleshooting issues
  • Recommend changes and improvements in processes

The Skills:

  • High energy, outgoing personality and professional attitude
  • Committed to quality service to students, faculty, and staff
  • Able to complete tasks independently with a very high quality of performance
  • Patience and ability to interact with students from diverse backgrounds
Qualifications:

Required:

  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited university
  • Customer service experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong technology skills
  • Teaching/tutoring/reference experience

Preferred:

  • Information literacy instruction experience
  • Graphic design/marketing experience
  • Academic library experience
More information, including qualifications, is available on the job site at https://careers-stratford.icims.com/jobs/2362/assistant-librarian/job

 

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Library Technology Specialist – Supreme Court of the United States – Washington, DC

Blog - MLS - Tue, 30/06/2015 - 14:13

Job Title: Library Technology Specialist
Department: Judicial Branch
Agency: Supreme Court of the United States
Job Announcement Number: SCOTUS-1444512-LIB

SALARY RANGE: $43,057.00 to $68,465.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Monday, June 29, 2015 to Sunday, July 12, 2015
SERIES & GRADE: GG-2210-07
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time – Excepted Service Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 09
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location:
Washington DC, DC View Map
WHO MAY APPLY: United States Citizens
SECURITY CLEARANCE: Not Applicable
SUPERVISORY STATUS: No

JOB SUMMARY: This position is a full-time position in the Library of the Supreme Court of the United States, in Washington, DC.

Closing Date: Sunday, July 12, 2015, 11:59 PM

TRAVEL REQUIRED: Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED :No

KEY REQUIREMENTS

  • U.S. Citizenship
  • Meet experience requirements (See Qualifications and Evaluations)
  • Security background check

DUTIES:

Assists senior library staff by supporting the use of all library systems, providing training and user support, and assisting with design and maintenance of Library websites and library-specific hardware and software installations, upgrades, troubleshooting, and maintenance.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Bachelor’s degree, preferably in computer or information sciences is required.  Library experience and significant helpdesk experience supporting applications, providing training, and supporting hardware are required. Experience with HTML and web site maintenance is also required. Experience with integrated library systems, especially Innovative Interfaces, is preferred, as is experience with databases, digitization projects, and creating and manipulating videos and sound files.

Employment is subject to the successful completion of a security background check.

For more information, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/408347200

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Access Services Librarian – Elizabethtown College – Elizabethtown, PA

Blog - MLS - Tue, 30/06/2015 - 13:44

Elizabethtown College seeks applications for an enthusiastic, innovative, team-centered Access Services Librarian.  Reporting to the Director of the High Library, the Access Services Librarian oversees all aspects of the library’s circulation and reserves operations.  Responsibilities include: managing the circulation desk and supporting existing services; planning for new circulation and reserves initiatives; training and supervising ten to twenty student assistants; serving as an active liaison to several academic departments; providing information literacy instruction and reference services to the College community; making best-practice recommendations for the design of the library’s common areas and study spaces; and opening the library on an as-needed basis.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding customer-service orientation, excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an aptitude for handling many responsibilities.  A Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution is required.  Supervisory experience is strongly preferred.

The High Library anchors the academic heart of the campus, providing access to more than 260,000 bound volumes as well as 70 electronic databases.  During the past year, College and community members made more than 147,000 visits to the library, where the staff works collaboratively to forward the College’s educational mission and to enhance the student experience.

Located in southeastern Pennsylvania, Elizabethtown College offers its 1,900 students more than 53 academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences and professional studies.  Driven by its motto to “Educate for Service,” Elizabethtown centers learning in strong relationships, links classroom instruction with experiential learning, emphasizes international and cross-cultural perspectives and nurtures the capacity for lives of purpose and leadership as global citizens.  For more information, consult www.etown.edu.

The anticipated hiring range for this 12-month position is $36,000 to $43,000.

To Apply:
Candidates should send a letter of interest, employment application, resume, and contact information of three references to: hr@etown.edu (preferred) OR

Elizabethtown College
Attn: Human Resources
One Alpha DriveElizabethtown, PA  17022
The search committee will begin to review applications on July 20, 2015.

For more information, visit: www.etown.edu/hr

As an equal opportunity employer, Elizabethtown College is seeking candidates who will enhance the diversity of its faculty, staff, and administration.

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Outreach Librarian – Elizabethtown College – Elizabethtown, PA

Blog - MLS - Tue, 30/06/2015 - 13:38

Elizabethtown College seeks applications for an energetic, creative, team-centered Instruction and Outreach Librarian.  Reporting to the Director of the High Library, the Instruction and Outreach Librarian coordinates the design and delivery of the library’s information literacy instruction program.  Responsibilities include: establishing goals and measurable learning outcomes for the program; applying innovative approaches and instructional design principles to the teaching of a large complement of information literacy sessions in a variety of disciplines, with particular emphasis on first-year and second-year students; serving as an active liaison to several academic departments; providing reference services to the College community; and coordinating the library’s outreach, programming and marketing activities.

The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and a passion for teaching and working with students.  A Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution and at least two to four years of relevant work experience are required.  Experience with instructional technology and knowledge of learning design pedagogy are strongly preferred.

The High Library anchors the academic heart of the campus, providing access to more than 260,000 bound volumes as well as 70 electronic databases.  During the past year, College and community members made more than 147,000 visits to the library, where the staff works collaboratively to forward the College’s educational mission and to enhance the student experience.

Located in southeastern Pennsylvania, Elizabethtown College offers its 1,900 students more than 53 academic programs in the liberal arts, sciences and professional studies.  Driven by its motto to “Educate for Service,” Elizabethtown centers learning in strong relationships, links classroom instruction with experiential learning, emphasizes international and cross-cultural perspectives and nurtures the capacity for lives of purpose and leadership as global citizens.  For more information, consult www.etown.edu.

The anticipated hiring range for this 12-month position is $40,000 to $45,000.

To Apply:

Candidates should send a letter of interest, employment application, resume, and contact information of three references to: hr@etown.edu (preferred) OR

Elizabethtown College
Attn: Human Resources
One Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA  17022

The search committee will begin to review applications on July 20, 2015.

For more information, visit: www.etown.edu/hr

 

As an equal opportunity employer, Elizabethtown College is seeking candidates who will enhance the diversity of its faculty, staff, and administration.

 

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Instruction & Outreach Librarian – Rider University – Lawrenceville, NJ

Blog - MLS - Tue, 30/06/2015 - 13:26

Rider University’s Franklin F. Moore Library is seeking a creative and energetic Instruction and Outreach Librarian to join us in advancing a student-centered information literacy program within a team-oriented, teaching library environment for a full time, tenure-track position to start in the Fall 2015 Semester. ALA accredited MLS required along with a strong, recent academic background in information literacy, including the ability to teach information literacy across multiple disciplines in distance learning and traditional classrooms. Position will provide library with expertise in marketing and outreach programs and materials, working to extend the Library’s presence into external sites (e.g. the University’s learning management system, social media) and interacting with all library user constituencies.

The successful candidate will also need to possess innovative and practical ideas for incorporating educational technology tools into the library curriculum for face-to-face and especially regarding distance education courses; participate in the development, implementation, marketing, and assessment of library resources, services, policies, and procedures; provide reference and research assistance; serve as liaison to specific academic programs; take responsibility for collection development in assigned areas; work with other library faculty to improve reference services; and possess knowledge of current research in reference services/delivery to lead other library faculty in improving reference services. Experience in business-related research instruction desired.

Second graduate degree, scholarly activity (broadly defined), and value/service activities will be required for interim promotion and for tenure.

Moore Library faculty all participate in library policy, public services, technical functions, and in one or more areas of collection development as well as in departmental and University service/governance. Rider librarians hold full faculty status with access to fellowships and leaves, work a 10-month/205 day work year, have the opportunity to work closely with classroom faculty, and abundant opportunities for service and input in the Libraries, wider University community, and library profession.

All applicants must complete an on-line application at www.rider.edu/hr, ‘Employment Opportunities'; ‘Create Application'; and attach letter of intent and curriculum vitae. Position 310000.
Application Information
Contact:        Associate Director, Human Resources
Rider University
Phone:  (609) 896-5225
Fax:    (609) 895-5766
TDD:    (609) 896-5225
Online App. Form:       http://www.rider.edu/hr
https://rider.peopleadmin.com/applicants/jsp/shared/frameset/Frameset.jsp?time=1435413585675

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Digital Systems, Training and Support Coordinator – University of Arkansas at Little Rock – Little Rock, AR

Blog - MLS - Tue, 30/06/2015 - 13:20

Digital Systems, Training and Support Coordinator / R97134
https://ualr.peopleadmin.com/postings/3683
Job closes 07/20/2015

Position Summary

The Digital Systems, Training, and Support Coordinator collaborates with personnel across the division, throughout the university, and with external partners to develop and manage a leading-edge, technology-rich library and archives division. Reporting to the Director of Technology and Digital Initiatives, the coordinator provides leadership and supervises the day-to-day technology operations of the Collections and Archives division. The division comprises units in three locations (Ottenheimer Library, Sequoyah National Research Center, and Center for Arkansas History and Culture).


Job Duties and Responsibilities

  • Supervises a staff that will include a support assistant, a programmer/developer, a lab supervisor, and a writer/training designer and manages the day-to-day operation of the division’s technology operation
  • Assists the Director of Technology and Digital Initiatives in developing and maintaining the division’s technology vision, strategy, policies, standards, and replacement plans
  • Provides direct support to users in person and over the phone for all units within the division, including one off campus unit
  • Provides technical support on a variety of issues to faculty, staff, and division personnel in a responsive, customer service-focused manner
  • Maintains and monitors the division’s help desk management system and prioritizes the support requests, questions, and work assignments for employees under supervision
  • Collaborates with others within the division, in the university, and outside the university on developing and managing a variety of technology projects
  • Administers (daily maintenance, updates, upgrades, backups, troubleshooting, etc.) all non-ILS (integrated library system) and non-discovery-related servers and perform systems administration and configuration work (examples include digital repository, file servers, databases, Archivists’ Toolkit/ArchivesSpace, websites (WordPress), print management, etc.)
  • Maintains partnership with central IT Services to ensure service level quality and coordinates user support activities with IT Services
  • Oversees service level quality with external vendors
  • Supervises systems management for all technology within the division, including setups, configurations, repairs, deployments, software updates, patch management, and parts inventories
  • Liaises with future Learning Commons and Research Commons on technology, training, and support needs
  • Develops and conducts training workshops
  • Manages all C&A technology projects according to project management principles
  • Collaborates with Repository and Digital Scholarship Team and Discovery and Access* Team to ensure a responsive, leading-edge digital library program
  • Develops and oversees the technology-related business continuity and disaster recovery plans for the division
  • Ensure the documentation of procedures, standards, project management activities, and change control processes
  • Consults with users on a variety of technology issues, including new equipment purchases, software options, and other solutions
  • Assists with diagnostics for the Integrated Library System and other discovery, access, repository, and digital scholarship systems
  • Reports on status, success, problems, and outages in a professional and timely manner
  • The division’s operation includes some 24/7 services, so this position includes an expectation that the employee will be able to respond to problems after hours, at night, and on weekends
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Demonstrated technical competency
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to handle and oversee multiple projects and tasks at one time
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • One year of supervisory experience
  • Superior written and oral communication skills
  • Experience providing training and instruction to colleagues, other faculty, and students
  • Ability to work independently and in groups
  • Commitment and ability to work effectively with diverse populations in a collegial environment
  • Experience monitoring and evaluating emerging technologies.,

Required Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 5 years of relevant professional experience and one year of supervisory experience.


Preferred Education and/or Experience

Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization, Windows Server administration, systems management and automation, scripting, database administration, UNIPRINT, higher education, academic libraries. Start Date 09/01/2015

Close Date 07/20/2015

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UI Design Intern – Hola Cultura – Washington, DC

Blog - MLS - Tue, 30/06/2015 - 12:46

Hola Cultura has an immediate opening for a UI design intern with WordPress and GIS experience to join our Summer 2015 team.

We are looking for a talented web designer who will play a key role in a groundbreaking special project we will publish this summer on Hola Cultura, www.holacultura.com, a local website showcasing Washington DC’s Latino community and culture.

This summer, Hola Cultura is mapping where DC’s Latino population has lived in recent decades and examining factors such as affordable housing availability that have influenced settlement trends. The UI design intern will work closely with Hola Cultura staff and other interns to create the user interface including a special issue landing page and featuring maps, videos, articles and other original content.

We seek an undergraduate or graduate student intern, who understands that the Internet is changing all aspects of storytelling—from our personal and professional communications to how the daily news gets reported and nonprofits rally their supporters. Experience embedding video and other content into GIS maps and building beautiful and impactful WordPress pages is required, along with a creative spirit.

This internship has a 12 hour/week commitment through August 7, 2015 and comes with a $1000 stipend for the summer. While interns are required to attend occassional meetings, much of the work can be conducted remotely. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume + up to three examples of your work to:

Christine MacDonald
Managing Editor
Hola Cultura
Via e-mail: holacultura@gmail.com

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Information & Digitization Specialist – The National Association of Realtors – Chicago, Il

Blog - MLS - Tue, 30/06/2015 - 12:39
The Information & Digitization Specialist is part of the National Association of REALTORS®’ Information Services department, combining the association’s archives, library, and customer services.  The Information & Digitization Specialist has a major role in the department’s digitization and preservation initiatives, and also collaborates with staff in providing reference and information assistance to patrons of the library and archives. The successful candidate will be an integral member of the customer service team, providing daily phone, email, and webchat support to the association’s members and staff.

Duties include:

  • Acquiring, digitizing, and organizing historical material for the association’s archives;
  • Creating original content for the library’s internal and public information resources, including various trade publications;
  • Providing quick reference and in-depth research support for the association’s staff and members;
  • Monitoring, developing messaging, and answering inquiries on the library’s social media accounts;
  • Developing and maintaining information resources for the National Association of REALTORS®’ members and staff, including topical guides and posts on NAR’s website, internal databases and other communication tools;
  • Promoting the resources and services of the department through onsite and virtual training sessions;
  • Identifying opportunities for and participating in outreach efforts at association meetings, conferences, new member orientations, and other outlets;
  • Answering and supporting calls/requests coming into the Association’s virtual contact center using the department’s customer relationship management system;
  • Building a thorough familiarity with all aspects of the Association’s programs and initiatives, products and services, as well as outside resources.
Requirements:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library Science or equivalent;
  • At least 3 years experience in a library or archival setting;
  • Experience in digitization is preferred;
  • Ability to work courteously and effectively with patrons and colleagues in a collaborative team environment;
  • Exceptional oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with colleagues and staff;
  • Ability to adjust priorities, set goals, manage time wisely, and make quick effective decisions;
  • Aptitude for thinking creatively and developing products and services, such as publications, training materials, and workshops.

National Association of REALTORS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

For more information, visit http://careers.archivists.org/jobs/7228731/information-digitization-specialist.

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The Gates Archive Intern – Hansell Tierney – Kirkland, WA

Blog - MLS - Tue, 30/06/2015 - 12:36
Job Title: Intern
Contactrharrell@hanselltierney.com
Summary: Hansell Tierney is helping our client, The Gates Archive, in finding an intern to gain experience processing archival materials. This opportunity is designed for an intern to work with archivists to acquire the skills essential for professional practice while contributing to the work of the organization. Our archive is results driven – requiring creativity, collaboration and innovative thinking. The selected candidate will join a 21st Century archive – created from the ground up, with careful attention to best practices while embracing modern approaches to the delivery of core archival services – donor relations, accessioning, processing, preservation and access.This position requires relocation to the Pacific Northwest, and entails a background check.

Responsibilities:
• Work closely with and under the direction of Assistant Archivist(s) to:
o Survey, analyze, organize and describe records of foundation-related collections
o Apply appropriate preservation and storage measures for archival materials (electronic and physical)
o Learn about workflows for the acquisition, processing, preservation, and access of audiovisual, digitized, and born-digital materials
o Maintain statistics, reports, and other metrics to improve collection management functions as necessary
o Fulfill other organizational duties as required

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Required Skills
• Familiarity with modern archival theory, standards, and practices and their implementation. This knowledge includes an understanding of appraisal methods, arrangement and description, preservation, and access (digital/physical)
• Understanding of and ability to apply controlled vocabularies and descriptive standards, (e.g. DACS, EAD, and AAT); familiarity with a variety of metadata standards
• Knowledge of information technologies appropriate to special collections and archives, and familiarity with database management, word processing, spreadsheet software, and web-based applications and technologies used in an archives environment
• Ability to work collaboratively and productively in a rapidly changing environment
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

Preferred Skills
• Experience creating online finding aids and other descriptive tools
• Experience processing archival materials (digital / physical)
• Experience processing images and audiovisual materials
• Experience handling digital media and born-digital files in archival collections
• Experience with digitization of archival materials and related delivery systems
• Experience interpreting and applying restrictions for access to and/or use of archival materials

Computer skills
• MS Office
• MS SharePoint (SP 2010 preferred)
• Experience using database software and Internet search engines

Education/experience/certifications
• Enrolled or a recent graduate of a program of graduate study in Archival Studies, Library & Information Science (ALA accredited), or related field such as History, Public History, or Computer Science.

For more information, visit http://careers.archivists.org/jobs/7240805/the-gates-archive-intern. NOTES: Employer will assist with relocation costs.

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Charles B. Faulhaber Director – Library – University of California, Berkeley – Berkeley, CA

Blog - MLS - Tue, 30/06/2015 - 12:29

POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT, June 2015
University of California, Berkeley

Charles B. Faulhaber Director

Oral History Center (Formerly Regional Oral History Office)
The Bancroft Library
Hiring range: Academic Administrator V
$85,128-$103,584 per annum, based upon qualifications
This is a full-time appointment available starting October 1, 2015

The University of California, Berkeley seeks an active scholar and experienced administrator to lend intellectual vision, attract outside funding, and coordinate staff and budget resources to accomplish project goals of the Oral History Center (formerly Regional Oral History Office), a research unit of the Bancroft Library.

The Environment

The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premier public universities. In a highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, Berkeley serves a campus community of 25,500 undergraduate students, 10,300 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library comprises 20 campus libraries – including the Doe/Moffitt Libraries, the Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and subject specialty libraries. With a collection of more than 11 million volumes and a collections budget of over $15 million, the Library offers extensive collections in all formats and robust services to connect users with those collections and build their related research skills.

The Oral History Center (formerly the Regional Oral History Office) is a research program of the University of California, Berkeley, working within The Bancroft Library. OHC conducts, teaches, analyzes, and archives oral and video history documents in a broad variety of subject areas critical to the history of California and the United States, including politics and government, law and jurisprudence, arts and letters, business and labor, social and community history, University of California history, natural resources and the environment, and science and technology. Individual interviews have been used as source material for monographs, books, articles, video and film documentaries, and dissertations. OHC provides a forum for students and scholars working with oral sources to deepen the quality of their research and to engage with the theory, methodology, and meaning of individual testimony and social memory. By conducting carefully researched, tape-recorded, and transcribed interviews, OHC creates archival oral histories intended for the widest possible use. Interviews are transcribed, lightly edited for accuracy and clarity, and reviewed by the interviewees, who are encouraged to augment or correct their spoken words.

Responsibilities

The Director provides leadership and intellectual vision, raises funds, and pursues new projects for the Oral History Center. The Director is the public face of the OHC, and represents OHC at public gatherings and other public relations and educational functions. The director coordinates staff and budget resources to accomplish project goals. Administrative responsibilities include: coordinating hiring of new OHC employees, both academic and staff; completing employee renewal paperwork; supervising and evaluating staff employees; working with OHC interviewers to coordinate transcript, video, and other priorities; overseeing and assigning staff employee work schedules to meet project goals and deadlines; assigning all general office functions; The Director serves on Bancroft Library administrative committees and represents the OHC at meetings of leaders of other Bancroft research divisions. The Director provides the Library Business Office the information it needs to oversee the OHC budget and to ensure that University fiscal policies and requirements for effort compliance are being followed.

The Director is an active scholar who organizes interview projects, and conducts interviews; teaches in workshops and institutes offered by the OHC to the public; presents research papers at conferences; and publishes books and articles. The Director serves as a liaison between OHC and the University community, as well as with off-campus requests for information about OHC activities and collections. NOTE: The Director is not a member of the UC Berkeley faculty, and in order to teach courses at the University must receive prior approval from the department or school under which the desired course may be listed.

The Director contributes to the work of integrating OHC and its scholars into the teaching and research mission of the university. He or she will foster espirit de corps among OHC’s specialists, production staff, graduate student employees, and interns/volunteers.

The Director will report to the Director of the Bancroft Library.

Qualifications

Minimum Basic Qualification at time of application:

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent degree in United States history or another subject relevant to OHC research projectsAdditional Required Qualifications:
  • A significant record of active publication and presentations at scholarly conferences
  • Extensive experience organizing multi-interview oral history projects, interviewing, and preparing completed interviews for public access in print, audio, and video formats
  • Extensive knowledge of oral history and ability to provide intellectual leadership to OHC staff
  • Demonstrated experience in fundraising from individual donors, philanthropic foundations, and government agencies.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with both project and staff-based budgets
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience in personnel administration and staff operations in a productive and collegial manner

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with University of California policies and procedures regarding budgets, personnel, fund-raising, grants, and overall reporting requirements, or equivalent experience at a comparable institution
  • Experience as an undergraduate teacher, as well as an ability to assist undergraduate and graduate students working at OHC to develop the appropriate scholarly framework for their interview projects

The Library at the University of California, Berkeley is committed to the support and encouragement of a multicultural environment and seeks candidates who can make positive and imaginative contributions in a context of ethnic and cultural diversity.

This position is entitled to appropriate professional development leave, two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave, and all other benefits granted non-faculty academic personnel. The University has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.

NOTE: In conformance with University of California policy, continuing employment will be contingent upon completion of satisfactory background investigation.

DEADLINE: Consideration will be given to applications received by June 30, 2015. All completed applications received by this date will be given full consideration; this recruitment will remain open until filled.

Submit applications online at https://aprecruit.berkeley.edu/apply/JPF00744. Applications must include a cover letter detailing a statement of qualifications, curriculum vitae noting degrees and relevant work experience, one sample of written work, and the names and contact information of three references who are knowledgeable about the applicant’s qualifications for this position . References will only be contacted for individuals under serious consideration.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

Send inquiries to:

Susan E. Wong
Director, Library Human Resources
Library Human Resources Department
110 Doe Library
University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720-6000
Phone: (510) 642-3778
Email: librec@library.berkeley.edu

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Director, American Heritage Center – University of Wyoming – Laramie, WY

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The University of Wyoming invites applications for the position of Director of the American Heritage Center. The Center (http://www.uwyo.edu/ahc/) is a major archival repository holding more than three thousand manuscript collections.  Our collecting areas are regional, national, and international in scope.  The AHC maintains the university’s rare book collection and serves as the University archives. The Center draws scholars from the US and abroad, and serves students at UW, teachers, and the public. The successful candidate will have the experience to sustain and advance the Center’s stature as a research and outreach institution of national and international distinction. Candidates may hold the degree of PhD, or (with second advanced degree in a scholarly field preferred) other relevant terminal degree. The position requires demonstrated knowledge of collections and institutional administration, leadership in collections or comparable academic settings, record of professional achievements, demonstrated ability to manage personnel and budgets; and experience in cultivating relationships with donors and other external constituents.

See full announcement: http://www.uwyo.edu/hr/hremployment/listjobs.asp?jobtype=3. Send applications (cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a list of at least three professional references) to Michele Peck, MPeck@uwyo.edu, by September 15, 2015.

The University of Wyoming is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law and University policy.  Please see www.uwyo.edu/diversity/fairness

We conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment.  Offers of employment are contingent upon the completion of the background check.

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Librarian (Manuscript Historian), Modern American History – Library of Congress, Manuscript Division – Washington, DC

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JOB TITLE: Librarian (Manuscript Historian), Modern American History
DEPARTMENT: Legislative Branch
AGENCY: Library of Congress
JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 150142
SALARY RANGE: $90,823.00 to $118,069.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, June 12, 2015 to Monday, July 13, 2015
SERIES & GRADE: GS-1410-13
POSITION INFORMATION: Open – Permanent
PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 13
DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location: Washington DC

WHO MAY APPLY: Anyone may apply – By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.

SECURITY CLEARANCE: Not Applicable

SUPERVISORY STATUS: No

JOB SUMMARY:

The Librarian (Manuscript Historian Specialist) position has primary curatorial and acquisition responsibilities for the political, military, and legal collections of the Manuscript Division that fall in the modern period, roughly from 1900 to the present. Included in this time frame are hundreds of collections, notably the papers of Presidents Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, Woodrow Wilson, and Calvin Coolidge as well as cabinet members from those and subsequent administrations; dozens of members of Congress; Supreme Court Justices; journalists and publishers; military officers and defense secretaries; diplomats and foreign intelligence officers; and countless other American luminaries. The Manuscript Division is one of the foremost special collections repositories of the world. The specialist works under the general supervision of the chief of the Manuscript Division, who provides guidance concerning the general scope, direction, and objective of assignments. This position is located in the Manuscript Division of Library Services.

The position description number for this position is 137724.

The tour of duty for this position is Full-Time.

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

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

Occasionally Saturday service in the Manuscript Reading Room is required.

This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.

This position has no promotion potential.

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

TRAVEL REQUIRED: Not Required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED: No

DUTIES:

The Manuscript Specialist (Historian) has primary curatorial and acquisition responsibilities for the collections of the Manuscript Division, one of the foremost special collections repositories of the world. The division collects and preserves personal papers of prominent individuals and the records of political, social, and professional organizations as well as rare Americana, and makes these materials available to researchers. The specialist applies expertise in designated subject fields such as Early America, 19th C. America, Civil War and Reconstruction, 20th C./Modern America, African American History, Science and Technology, Women’s History, or American Literature and Culture. He or she combines the skill sets of historians, archivists/librarians, curators, and acquisitions officers. He or she participates with division management in the making of policy decisions, especially, but not exclusively, those related to collection development. The specialist performs at a high degree of responsibility in interpretation of collections, outreach, and advanced reference capacities.

Completes library acquisitions of personal papers and organizational records of historical significance within the field of modern American history and of other historical manuscript and archival materials. Locates collections of interest and negotiates with the creator or owner to acquire the material.

Communicates historical information through a variety of means, such as written materials or papers used for publication or presentations.

Proposes and oversees digital projects and physical exhibitions, and curates their content.

Uses a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of American history, archival methods and the research needs of the scholarly community. Analyzes existing Library of Congress manuscript and archival holdings to identify areas that need to be supplemented or where holdings in the field of modern American political, military, and legal history are inadequate. Prepares appraisals and recommendations for organizing newly acquired manuscript collections and criteria for disposing of unneeded material. Analyzes the condition of records and recommends preservation treatment to safeguard them from deterioration, damage or destruction, or from impairment of their value through disarrangement or alteration. Considers the need for microfilming, digitizing, or photocopying.

Makes collections and the information in or about them available in response to individual requests. Supports professional researchers and provides advice and consultation to scholars. Uses knowledge of the holdings as well as subject matter expertise to identify and locate germane source materials, explain the background, suggest primary and secondary sources or documents that might be useful to the inquirer, and provide the information requested. QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

Ability to translate the results of historical research into various written formats. **

Ability to organize and analyze historical information and materials. **

Demonstrated knowledge of American history subject areas sufficient to acquire collections. **

Knowledge of the principles, concepts, and techniques of professional archival work.

Ability to communicate effectively other than in writing in conducting and presenting historical research.

Knowledge of integrated library systems, library applications, and other information technologies.

No additional requirements to those listed above.

For more information and to apply, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/406842800

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Archivist for Technical Services and Digital Initiatives (Librarian I) – Tulane University – New Orleans, LA

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This is a full-time, two year position, with the possibility of renewal or conversion to a permanent position.

Oversees and coordinates the technical management of archival collections and special collections print materials in the Newcomb Archives. These functions include supervising processing work done by student workers and volunteers, determining workflow schedules for processing collections and cataloging print materials, assisting the Head of Archives and Special Collections with the management of incoming accessions, overseeing the physical storage, intellectual organization, and long-term preservation of collections, and overseeing maintenance of the collections database. The Archivist also initiates and supervises digitization projects to enhance and preserve access to collections and works collaboratively across University departments to facilitate storage of and access to digitized materials. The Archivist works with the Head of Archives and Special Collections and the staff of NCI to coordinate activities that promote the use and accessibility of collections. Minimum Education and Work Experience:

1. Masters degree in library science from an ALA accredited program with an emphasis in archives and records management, or an advanced degree in a related field

2. Minimum two years of related work experience

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Knowledge of current issues and trends in archives and special collections

2. Knowledge of current principles and practices of archival processing and description standards, such as DACS and EAD

3. Familiarity with current metadata description standards and structural formats, such as MODS, METS, and XML/XSL

4. Experience working with an archival content management system, such as Archivists’ Toolkit, Archon, or ArchivesSpace

5. Strong technical and computer skills

6. Strong organizational, writing, and communication skills

7. Ability to thrive and adapt in a highly collaborative environment

8. Commitment to facilitating broad access to archival collections

9. Ability to lift 40 lbs

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Supervisory experience

2. Experience working with ArchivesSpace

3. Experience cataloging print items using a cataloging utility such as OCLC in an integrated library system environment

4. Familiarity with electronic records management issues

5. Familiarity with XSLT, Xquery, or other scripting languages relevant to the modification of descriptive data

6. Knowledge of and interest in women’s history and/or gender and sexuality studies

For more information, visit http://careers.archivists.org/jobs/7249998/archivist-for-technical-services-and-digital-initiatives-librarian-i

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Digital Projects Manager – Montana Historical Society – Helena, MT

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The Digital Projects Manager (DPM) is responsible for the management of the Research Center’s digital assets and projects and acts as a resource for all MHS programs on digital asset and digital project management.  The DPM ensures both the Research Center and the wider agency are managing digital assets and projects in an efficient and effective manner and acts as a resource for all MHS digital projects.  This position leads efforts to raise awareness of data management and digital preservation issues and works in partnership with other data professionals at the MHS to provide cohesive and complementary services.  The DPM oversees all aspects of digital projects and programs in the Research Center and reports to the Research Center Manager.

For additional information and application instructions, visit the State of Montana Careers website. This position requires skills and abilities typically acquired through a Master’s degree in Library Science and at least two years of professional experience with similar work.

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Archivist & Program Manager – History Associates Incorporated – Fort Lauderdale, FL

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History Associates is currently recruiting a qualified individual with experience in the arrangement and description of analog and digital AV and textual materials, as well as demonstrated success in building and managing an archival program and team. We have an immediate opportunity for the selected candidate at a confidential client site in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The work is expected to run for 12 months, with the possibility of renewal for a number of follow-on years.

History Associates is a professional historical services firm with over thirty years of experience in providing customized historical, archival, records management, museum and exhibit services to corporate, government, non-profit organizations, and individuals.

Job Description:

The Archivist & Program Manager will review History Associates’ recommendations from an initial Archival Assessment to determine short and long term plans for implementation of a structured, archival program at the client site in Fort Lauderdale. The archival program will focus on meeting the immediate access needs of the client, as well as on the long-term preservation of the client’s digital and analog archival materials. As part of the newly developed archival program, it is expected that the archivist will appraise, process, and implement disposition decisions for the client’s records. A major part of the program will be selecting and implementing a Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) to manage digitized and born-digital materials, as well as determining and creating appropriate metadata to support robust search capabilities. In addition, the archivist will work with the client to determine possible repositories for future donation of some portion of the archives.

The selected candidate will work with the existing Information Technology team to develop and implement standardized workflows and best practices for the digitization of paper, photographic, video, audio, and artwork collections. It is expected that the archivist will manage the IT team and determine if additional archivists need to be hired to support the newly developed archival program. The archivist will be responsible for project management, direct reporting to the client, and presenting solid plans and budgets for program development to both History Associates management and the client.

Although the successful candidate will manage a team of non-archivists and function as an independent, on the ground decision-maker, he/she will be accountable to and supported by History Associates’ permanent archival staff in Rockville, MD. The candidate will be responsible for providing periodic progress reports to History Associates’ managers and show tangible, proven accomplishments to the supervisor during site visits throughout the year.

This position is full-time; 40 hours per week and includes a competitive salary and excellent benefits package including paid holidays; annual and sick leave; medical, dental, life, and disability insurance; and a 401(k) plan.

  Education Requirements:

Master’s degree in library science, history, or related discipline with a concentration in archival studies or archival courses, seminars, internships, or relevant practical experience.

Job Requirements

  • At least two years of proven management experience in an archives or other related field.
  • At least two years of demonstrated experience arranging and describing archival records in a variety of formats (analog and digital; paper, photographs, audio, video, art).
  • At least one year of experience developing an archival program, including creating plans, workflows, and budgets, determining appropriate resourcing levels, and defining deliverables.
  • Experience evaluating, selecting, and implementing Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS); including the creation of appropriate levels of metadata to meet access and preservation demands.
  • Comprehensive understanding of tools and programs available for processing electronic records.
  • Demonstrated practical knowledge of archival policies and procedures.
  • Proven examples of working under strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work harmoniously and effectively with members of a diverse team.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Only those applicants meeting all requirements will be considered

Qualified applicants should send a cover letter that indicates interest/qualifications in the position, resume, (unofficial) transcripts, names and contact information (including e-mail address) of three professional references to:

History Associates Incorporated
Attn: Doris Miles, Director of Personnel
300 N. Stonestreet Avenue
Rockville, MD 20850
E-mail: dmiles@historyassociates.com
www.historyassociates.com

History Associates is an equal opportunity employer

For more information, visit http://careers.archivists.org/jobs/7264235/archivist-program-manager

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Engineering Librarian – University of Texas at Arlington – Arlington, TX

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The University of Texas at Arlington seeks an Engineering Librarian who will have the exciting opportunity to develop and integrate curriculum, programming, and the creative technologies available in the Libraries’ FabLab into the UT Arlington community.
This position’s primary responsibilities will include faculty support for the College of Engineering with issues related to scholarly communication; providing data support services to faculty and students; promoting the use of Libraries’ services and resources; and strengthening the libraries’ partnerships with members of the UT Arlington community to increase knowledge sharing. Ideally, this Liaison position will take the Lead for Design Thinking, and will coordinate with the FabLab and Heads of Outreach & Scholarship to develop strategic priorities, professional development, and projects that will aid fellow liaisons to integrate design thinking and creative technologies into University curriculum and their own disciplines.

Essential to this position is knowledge of the organization of information in engineering disciplines, a desire to contribute to today’s academic library by fostering exploration and enthusiasm for design thinking, and the ability to provide students with experiential learning opportunities. UT Arlington Libraries is committed to providing professional development opportunities for the successful candidate to build the skills relevant to this position.   For more information see http://bit.ly/1J8oi0w.

 

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Librarian (Israel and Judaica Section) at the Library of Congress – Washington, DC

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Job Title: Librarian (Israel and Judaica Section)

Agency: Library of Congress

Job Announcement Number: 150066

SALARY RANGE:  $52,668.00 to $68,465.00 / Per Year

OPEN PERIOD:  Monday, June 29, 2015 to Tuesday, July 14, 2015

SERIES & GRADE:  GS-1410-09

POSITION INFORMATION:  Open – Permanent

PROMOTION POTENTIAL: 13

DUTY LOCATIONS: 1 vacancy in the following location(s):  Washington , DC  20540   U.S.

WHO MAY APPLY:  Anyone may apply – By law, employment at most U.S. Government agencies, including the Library of Congress, is limited to U.S. citizens. However, non-citizens may be hired, provided that other legal requirements are met and the Library determines there are no qualified U.S. citizens available for the position.

SUPERVISORY STATUS:  No

JOB SUMMARY: About the Agency:

  • This position is located in any of the divisions that come under the Directorate of Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access. It is a hybrid position that combines major duties of both the acquisition specialist and the cataloger. Often there will be a foreign language requirement for this position depending on the geographical area for which cataloging or acquisitions functions are being performed. This position will require the incumbent to have knowledge of the Hebrew language.  A knowledge of Yiddish is also desirable.
  • This position is located in the Israel and Judaica Section, Asian and Middle Eastern Division, Acquisitions and Bibliographic Access, Library Services.
  • The position description number for this position is 058498.
  • The salary range indicated reflects the locality pay adjustments for the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan area.
  • The incumbent of this position will work a flextime work schedule.
  • This is a non-supervisory, bargaining unit position.
  • Relocation expenses will not be authorized for the person(s) selected under this vacancy announcement.

TRAVEL REQUIRED: Not required

RELOCATION AUTHORIZED: No

Duties:

  • Catalogs various materials in an automated cataloging environment where the bibliographic characteristics of the material are relatively easy to determine and cataloging decisions are made within established standards.
  • Searches entries in automated and manual catalogs.
  • Assigns headings to catalog entries.
  • Selects and assigns classification numbers.
  • Establishes personal and corporate names and uniform titles for inclusion in the name authority file.
  • Establishes and recommends subject headings for inclusion in the subject authority file and classification schedule.
  • Creates and revises bibliographic records, authority records, and classification schedules.
  • Performs content designation of bibliographic and authority records.
  • Performs research in the cataloger’s reference collection, online databases, the world wide web, and the collections of the Library.
  • Recommends resolutions to problems and inconsistencies in the cataloging process.
  • Provides services and deals with materials that are non-technical in nature, of limited technical complexity, or easily acquired.
  • Coordinates proper purchasing information, correct bibliographic identification, and correct coding in the information system.
  • Contacts dealers, subscription agents, vendors, overseas offices, government agencies, and/or exchange partners to coordinate the ordering process.
  • Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase, copyright claim, exchange, gift, loan, or other type of acquisition.
  • Examines recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements and to identify acquisition of out-of-scope materials.
  • Maintains liaison with recommending officials and subject specialists to understand their needs.
  • Consults acquisition reference material to determine whether recommended item is appropriate for purchase.
  • Reviews and approves invoices for payment for all formats of material.
  • Determines availability of funds.
  • Obtains, analyzes, and organizes information using standard reference tools and established techniques and practices.
  • Analyzes and organizes standard subject data to determine its relationship to the existing collections, for proper main entry, and the need for added entries.
  • Analyzes material to determine subject content.
  • Applies standard rules, guidelines, and reference tools and established techniques and practices.
  • Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to cataloging-related issues.
  • Uses standard methods, techniques, concepts, and principles to perform assignments related to collection development support, with review by supervisor, senior staff and/or recommending officers.
  • Assists in examination of incoming shipments to select items appropriate for the collections, in accord with established guidelines.
  • Assists in examination of recommendations for acquisition to identify processing and custodial requirements, and to ensure conformity with established guidelines.
  • Participates in formulating plans for changes and improvements to collections development policies.
  • Works to maintain personal contacts and cooperative work relationships to provide or exchange information.
  • Consults with Team Leader and cataloging policy staff to recommend changes and additions in descriptive and subject cataloging rules.
  • Offers suggestions and advice to Team Leader on operational and technical problems.
  • Collaborates with Team Leader and other staff in planning and implementing team activities including: workflow procedures, team priorities, cataloging projects of an experimental nature, goal setting and strategies for meeting team production goals.
  • Assists others inside and outside the Library with language, subject and cataloging problems.

Qualifications Required: Applicants must have had progressively responsible experience and training sufficient in scope and quality to furnish them with an acceptable level of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the duties of the position without more than normal supervision.

  • Ability to communicate in English, Hebrew, and Yiddish. **
  • Knowledge of library acquisitions and cataloging rules, practices, and procedures. **
  • Ability to use integrated library systems, applications, or other information technologies. **
  • Knowledge of Judaism, Jewish culture and/or civilization, as well as Israel.
  • Ability to communicate in writing.
  • Ability to effectively communicate other than in writing.
  • No additional requirements to those listed above.

How You Will Be Evaluated: The Library of Congress evaluates applicants through an applicant questionnaire and a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through licensing, certification, and/or education requirements, a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. The knowledge, skills, and abilities (KSAs) that are marked with a double asterisk (**) in the vacancy announcement and the applicant questionnaire are considered the most critical for a position. To be considered for final selection, applicants must demonstrate fully acceptable experience in these designated KSAs in the narrative/application review, preliminary telephone and/or full structured interview. The various assessment tools listed above are designed to verify or explore applicants’ experience, knowledge, and training directly related to the job in order to identify the best qualified applicants for selection.

Benefits: You can review our benefits at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/index.php.

Other Information:

  • Although it is the Library’s policy to afford the maximum pay benefit to employees when setting rates of pay, a new appointee who has had no previous Federal service will generally be paid the minimum step of the grade.
  • The Library of Congress is an equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, and persons with disabilities who meet eligibility requirements are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must submit a complete application package that is received by the closing date of this announcement.
  • This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be determined on a case-by-case basis.
  • Applicants with disabilities may be considered under special hiring procedures and must submit an appropriate certificate of eligibility when applying for this position. The date of certification must be within one year of the vacancy closing date. For more information contact the selective placement program coordinator at 202-707-3960 or email spp@loc.gov. FAILURE TO SUBMIT YOUR CERTIFICATION WILL CAUSE YOUR APPLICATION TO NOT BE CONSIDERED UNDER THE SELECTIVE PLACEMENT PROGRAM.
  • The Library of Congress is the national library of the United States and is part of the Legislative Branch of the Federal government. As such, all positions are in the excepted service.
  • Appointment/retention is subject to a favorable evaluation of an appropriate personnel security/suitability investigation.
  • The Library reserves the right to fill a lesser or greater number of vacancies indicated during the life of this vacancy announcement.
  • Initial appointments, permanent or indefinite, to the Library of Congress require completion of a one-year probationary period. In addition, per Library of Congress Regulation 2010-12, an appointee is subject to a one-year supervisory probationary period, if this is his/her first supervisory/managerial position at the Library.
  • A “Not to Exceed“ (NTE) status is used to identify an appointment with a specific ending date. However, the Library has the right to separate an employee at any time due to either performance issues or budget constraints.

Are you a veteran? Please indicate the type of veterans’ preference you are claiming in your application materials and/or applicant profile and provide the appropriate supporting documentation to validate your claim. Those applying for 5-point preference must submit Member Copy 4 of your DD 214. Those applying for 10-point preference must fill out an SF-15 (click here for the form) and provide the required documentation listed on the back of the form. If required supporting documentation is not attached, Veterans’ Preference will not be considered in the application process.

For more information regarding eligibility requirements, please see the Library of Congress Merit Selection Plan, Section X.D, at: http://www.loc.gov/hr/employment/msp010909.pdf .

How to Apply: Please carefully follow all instructions under the How to Apply tab to ensure you are considered for the position.

You are required to apply online for this announcement. We are unable to accept mailed or emailed documents. You must complete the entire application process, including submission of all documents BEFORE this announcement closes. To do so, complete the following steps.

Step 1: If you do not already have one, create a resume on USAJOBS. Although you must enter your Social Security Number for USAJOBS, this information will not be provided to the Library of Congress.

Step 2: Review the Job Announcement. We recommend you go to the end of the Qualification and Evaluation section of the job announcement to preview the online questions that you will answer in Step 4. You may wish to customize your USAJOBS resume to ensure that it supports your responses to these questions.

Step 3: Click on the “APPLY ONLINE” button to the right of this announcement. Follow USAJOBS’ instructions to access your account and submit your resume. You will be redirected to the Hiring Management website to complete the application process. If this is your first time in Hiring Management, you will be asked to answer questions related to your eligibility for Federal employment. You will be able to update this information and save it to our account for future announcements.

Step 4: Once you have completed the eligibility questions, you will be taken directly to the vacancy application questions. Answer all questions honestly and thoroughly.

Step 5: Hiring Management offers three options that will electronically attach your documentation to your online application once you finish answering the questions in the job announcement.

  1. You may select a document that you have already uploaded to USAJOBS for a previous announcement.
  2. You may electronically upload a document directly from your computer to your application. Be certain to review your complete application for confirmation of the document uploaded and click on “Finished” to be returned to USAJOBS.
  3. You may follow the “Faxing Supporting Documentation” instructions within the online application, which will provide the necessary cover sheets for each of your documents so that they will be correctly submitted. The fax number will be available on the cover sheet.

Please note that each cover sheet and corresponding document must be faxed separately. Be certain to review your complete fax transmittal confirmation to ensure that all pages have been received.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have multiple documents of the same kind, e.g. 2 undergraduate transcripts from different schools or 2 SF-50s, etc., be sure that they are all in the same file on your computer or in your USAJOBS profile before uploading them. If you try uploading them individually, only the last one sent will be visible in our system. Likewise, if sending them by fax, be sure and include both of them behind the respective fax cover sheet and send them as one fax. If you send them individually with the same cover sheet, the last one sent will overwrite the first one. Finally, if you upload a document, e.g. your undergraduate transcript, do not also fax that same document (or fax another undergraduate transcript), because whichever one you send last will be the only one that is visible in our system. If you have any questions about this information, please contact the person on this announcement BEFORE the closing date.

Step 6: Click on “Finish” after you have completed your application. Once you have submitted your application, you can check your status online through your Hiring Management or MY USAJOBS account. Your complete online application and any required supplemental documentation (e.g., SF-50, etc.) must be received by 11:59 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on the closing date of the announcement. It is your responsibility to ensure that all documents are received on time and that the materials are readable. Failure to do so will result in your application being excluded from consideration for this announcement.

If you are experiencing any technical difficulty with the online process, you MUST CONTACT THE POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS ANNOUNCEMENT BEFORE THE CLOSING DATE. For all technical issues please contact jobhelp@loc.gov , no later than 4:30pm EST of the Closing Date. REQUESTS FOR EXTENSIONS WILL NOT BE GRANTED.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Current or former federal employees must submit their most recent Notification of Personnel Action (SF-50 or equivalent). Disabled applicants claiming Selective Placement eligibility must submit proof of disability and a certification of job readiness. If Selective Placement is applicable to you, you will not be considered without submitting this documentation. 

AGENCY CONTACT INFO:
Job Help Desk
Phone: 202-707-5627
Fax: 000-000-0000
Email: JobHelp@loc.gov

Agency Information:
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
101 Independence Ave. SE
LM-107
Washington, DC  20540    U.S.
Fax: 000-000-0000

WHAT TO EXPECT NEXT: Please review our evaluation process under Evaluation. You may check the status of your application for this position at any time by logging onto the USAJOBS “My USAJOBS” tab and clicking on “My Applications.”  You will receive final notification via e-mail when the vacancy has been filled.

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iSchool Students Explore the Great Cathedral Libraries of England

Blog - MLS - Fri, 26/06/2015 - 10:30

The Great Cathedral Libraries of England study abroad program is underway!

This program offers an inside and in-depth look at the libraries and archives in six great English cathedrals, which are among the most historically significant libraries in Western civilization. Follow the group’s blog to read posts by students: http://blog.umd.edu/inst729-cathedrals/. See photos from “behind the scenes” and learn about the cathedrals and libraries in the trip. The experiences offered by this course are not available to regular visitors of the cathedrals, so indulge and live vicariously through their blog!

 

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