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Job posted to this site on August 17th at 4:40am
Library Intern (Unpaid) at The Center for Fiction
Title: Library Intern (Unpaid) Overview: The Center for Fiction, founded in 1820 as the Mercantile Library, is the only organization in the United States devoted solely to the vital art of fiction. The mission of The Center is to encourage people to read and value fiction and to support and celebrate its creation and enjoyment. In February 2019, we opened the doors to our new building in Downtown Brooklyn, creating a home for NYC’s literary community. Our library collection has been in existence since our founding and continues to be a thriving part of our nonprofit. We are a membership library with a collection of literary fiction, mystery and suspense novels, and nonfiction titles about fiction. Our library interns gain experience in many facets of library work and a glimpse into a nonprofit organization with a special collection. This internship for current MLS students. Description Details: Reports directly to the Head Librarian and assists in the maintenance of the library’s collection. Tasks will include: Catalog materials (both original and copy) Perform circulation tasks including check out, check in, run library and patron reports, process holds Assist in weeding of onsite collection, including evaluation of materials and research of authors Communicate with Center for Fiction members regarding library matters Perform reference and reader’s advisory (when Center reopens its member floor and library stacks) Represent the Library at Book Buzz events throughout the year Assist Head Librarian in reading group maintenance including minimal work on Zoom and Google sheets Skills: Attention to detail, knowledge of and/or curiosity about special library collections, excellent verbal and written communication, able to juggle priorities, able to work independently on assigned tasks and work collaboratively with others, proficiency in Google apps, basic Zoom experience. Compensation: This is an unpaid internship but can be used for credit in an MLS degree program. Interns receive complimentary membership (a $180 value) to the Center and discounts on writing workshops, reading groups and events.
Job posted to this site on August 16th at 8:47am
Childrens Librarian - Brooklyn Heights Branch at Brooklyn Public Library
The Children's Librarian, under the overall supervision of the Neighborhood Library Supervisor, works as part of the branch team and performs basic library work concentrating on service to children and their parents and caregivers. This position requires professional knowledge and judgment, including, but not limited to, reference and reader’s advisory services, collection development, and individual/group programming. The schedule is 35 hours per week and reports directly to the Library Information Supervisor. Responsibilities Provides reference and reader’s advisory services for all age groups utilizing print and electronic resources Develops, maintains, and promotes the children's collection in the branch Maintains the attractive appearance of the children’s room/area through appropriate displays Plans, conducts, schedules, and evaluates age-appropriate programs and class visits for children birth to age 12 and their parents, educators, and caregivers Visits schools, neighborhood organizations, community meetings and participates in community affairs promoting Brooklyn Public Library services, collections and programs Acts as an advocate for children and their educational and social needs within the library and engages in work with schools, childcare centers and other local agencies that work with children Qualifications Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school; Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate issued by the State of New York, required General experience working with the public and diverse communities Excellent customer relations and communication skills Knowledge of children's literature and programming as well as child development Experience providing early childhood or early literacy programming desirable Basic understanding of current and emerging library technology, service and programming trends for children, and urban public library issues Familiarity with internet, electronic databases, social media, and basic computer applications Bilingual skills highly desirable Candidates must be flexible, able to handle multiple competing priorities and tasks, adaptable to change and able to work effectively in a fast-paced, high-volume environment Ability to bend, reach, sit and stand as needed Ability to work evenings and weekends This position is a union position, represented by District Council 37. The salary for this position is $55,027.
Job posted to this site on August 16th at 8:46am
STEM LAB-PART TIME- LIBRARIAN or TRAINEE at Great Neck Library
The Great Neck Library is seeking an energetic, highly motivated part-time librarian/trainee who believes in providing excellent customer service. The successful candidate must be friendly, hard-working and knowledgeable in STEM, digital services, video gaming, reference, and reader’s advisory. Must have a flexible schedule and be able to work well under pressure. Duties and Responsibilities include: Ability to work with all age groups Ability to provide reference, research and reader’s advisory service in a busy 4 location library system; A hands-on, working knowledge of digital services and library download services on various devices and be comfortable showing and promoting these services Desire to work as a team member and collaborate with co-workers on projects and programs as well as develop and conduct innovative STEM programs for all age groups Position may involve prolong periods of sitting and lifting of up to 25 lbs. Other duties as assigned Qualifications & Experience Required: MLS or MLIS from ALA accredited institution or completion of 12 credits towards the degree For Librarians-New York State Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate required at time of employment Schedule: 25 hours/week, includes Nights and Weekends. Starting Salary Range: Part Time: $27.00 per hour Librarian/$22.00 per Trainee This is a Union position and is non-civil service. Reply with resume, cover letter, and references by August 31, 2022: Great Neck Library 159 Bayview Ave. Great Neck, NY 11023 email@example.com No Phone Calls Please The Great Neck Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job posted to this site on August 16th at 8:46am
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS) Liaison / Student Success Librarian at Rochester Institute of Technology
RIT Libraries invites applications for a full-time (F/T) Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS) Liaison / Student Success Librarian with strong reference, instruction and outreach skills. This professional librarian provides reference, research services, and instruction to students, staff, faculty and the community at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). As the liaison to the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (GCCIS), the librarian will build an ongoing understanding of the disciplines and relevant library resources to navigate and provide instruction in all fields of study related to computing, cybersecurity, software engineering and game design. The ideal candidate will be creative, curious and enthusiastic about teaching and collaboration with an interest in leading initiatives that support information, digital and visual literacy while developing programs that support student retention, diversity, equity, and inclusion within the library.
Job posted to this site on August 15th at 8:28am
Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian at Columbia University Libraries
Columbia University Libraries seeks a Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian to join the Science, Engineering, and Social Science Libraries (SESSL). The Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian provides research support, instruction, and outreach for graduate students, faculty, and staff in the Columbia Business School, as well as the department of Economics and campus entrepreneurship and innovation centers and programs, with a focus on acquiring and using business and economics data. This position conducts research consultations; teaches workshops and curriculum-integrated instruction sessions; supports the discovery, use, and management of business data; raises awareness of resources and services through outreach efforts such as office hours; and creates and maintains research guides and other research support tools. The incumbent will participate in collection development activities and manage collections funds concerning business data. Diversity, equity, and inclusion is at the core of this position, and the successful hire will be expected to help make the Libraries’ commitment to these values tangible by having DEI principles and a commitment to anti-racism guide their work. This role is being hired for at the same time as two other positions in the Science, Engineering, and Social Science Libraries. These positions work with students, faculty, staff, and alumni in their distinct areas of responsibility, while at the same time collaborating as part of the SESSL Research Support & Outreach team and other Libraries units to build strong instructional programs, research assistance, and collections that are grounded in DEI and anti-racism. Responsibilities Provide research assistance in business, economics, and entrepreneurship with a specific focus on data, through consultations, instruction sessions, and in-person and virtual reference services. Design and teach orientations, course-integrated instruction, and workshops to support the research and learning needs of students, faculty, and staff in business and economics. Develop library collections, including overseeing data acquisition and acting as administrator and troubleshooting the specialized business database platforms (Wharton Research Data Services [WRDS] and Capital IQ). Build relationships with faculty, staff, and students in business, economics, entrepreneurship, and designated departments through outreach, including programming and events. Participate in local and national organizations, and library system-wide committees. Apply By Date: Review of applications will begin September 12, 2022. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Minimum Salary: $73,000 About Columbia University Libraries We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, identities, and abilities to apply for this unique opportunity to become a part of our evolving Libraries and University community. Columbia University Libraries is a globally-recognized academic research library system, serving one of the world’s most important centers of research and learning in the most exciting and dynamic city in the world. Talented Libraries staff build, sustain, and make discoverable collections that transcend traditional boundaries of format and domain, keeping pace with a dynamic and rapidly evolving information environment and creating opportunities for users to encounter 4,000 years of human thought. Our decisions are informed by new curricula developed to meet the needs of a more diverse student body, new and emerging areas of research being conducted by a broad spectrum of researchers, including graduate students and newly-hired faculty, as well as by perspectives from the diminished or entirely lost voices of historically oppressed, marginalized, and underserved populations and communities. As an organization, the Libraries provides a supportive, connected environment where every employee’s perspective is valued and every employee is encouraged to grow. All staff members have an impact on Columbia’s mission to advance knowledge at the highest levels and make the results of research accessible to the world. Columbia University has a longstanding commitment to diversity rooted in values of inclusion and social justice, a commitment reflected in the curriculum and throughout University life. Columbia welcomes applications from candidates who share these values and who will foster their contribution to the University’s educational mission. We invite applicants who have demonstrated creative approaches to empowering and mentoring staff, leading projects, solving problems, and developing user-centric programs, services, or collections. Minimum Degree Required: Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) or other advanced degree in a related field Minimum Qualifications: Proven commitment to values of diversity, equity, and inclusion Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Experience or interest in supporting business research needs Preferred Qualifications: Academic background in business, economics, or related subject area(s) Demonstrated ability to provide high quality services to users Experience providing library instruction Demonstrated data analysis skills Demonstrated experience with resources used in business and economics research
Job posted to this site on August 15th at 8:28am
Access Services Support Staff & Online Learning Assistant at Fordham University, Walsh Library
RESPONSIBILITIES: Reports to the Head of Access and Circulation Provides excellent patron assistance with all departmental services: standard desk inquiries, placing holds, fulfilling document delivery and digital reserves requests, creating/approving accounts and reservations for study rooms in Booked Scheduler; and, troubleshooting and demonstrating operations for KIC scanners, Canon multi-function devices, self-check units and printing Trains, mentors, assists and encourages library student assistants to perform a variety of general library operations in all areas, including but not limited to the Circulation & Reserves Desk, shelving and stack maintenance, multi-function scanning equipment, and fielding patron inquiries Distributes assignments to student assistants in multiple library departments, ensuring that Library and Student Employment guidelines are followed Contributes to outreach efforts for Fordham’s online learning population under the guidance of the Digital Learning Liaison at Lincoln Center and the Emerging Technologies Librarian at Rose Hill Assists with creating, demonstrating and promoting Library services specific to online learners using a variety of media platforms, tools, and services (Zoom, WebEx, Skype, Google Hangouts, etc.); and, prepares informational content (handouts, instructional videos, tutorials, etc.) for online learners, as needed Provides students and faculty with assistance in using Ares, the Library’s electronic reserves platform, including creating and modifying user accounts, course pages, and course documents; processing materials and scanning, uploading and/or manipulating PDFs; communicating with faculty on an ongoing basis; and providing copyright guidance when applicable Prepares daily and monthly statistics for departmental operations in accordance with the Library’s annual reporting needs Provides courteous and efficient customer service regarding all facets of library operations in person, via phone, video and/or email communications Conducts closing duties regularly and opening duties when required Lends support to Library colleagues and other departments when applicable Executes regularly a variety of tasks in Sirsi Workflows, including modifying existing patron records; receiving payments for fines and privileges; editing book records; running reports; and processing intercampus loan requests between campuses Performs other duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS: B.A. or B.S. required Prior academic library experience and knowledge of Library of Congress classification system preferred Experience and familiarity working with multimedia platforms helpful Ability to train, motivate and oversee student assistants necessary Must have strong interpersonal skills to work well with others and communicate professionally with colleagues and the University community Experience with online learning/distance education preferred Familiarity with Windows software & MS Office applications required; familiarity with automated library functions preferred; familiarity with social media platforms, outreach tools, and other web-based communication applications helpful Must be able to lift books and boxes of books, push heavy book carts, move shelves, and maintain balance on step stools Ability to coordinate activities and manage one’s time productively is essential Must be prepared to participate in meetings and/or assignments at the Lincoln Center (Manhattan) and/or Westchester campuses Mandatory Competency Testing
Job posted to this site on August 15th at 8:27am
Part-Time Circulation Assistant/Page (revised 8/10/22) at The New York Society Library
Part-Time Circulation Assistant/Page (revised 8/10/22) The Library is seeking a Part-Time Circulation Assistant/Page. The position reports to the Assistant Head Librarian. Summary The Circulation Assistant/Page assists patrons at the Circulation Desk and over telephone/email by performing procedures related to the circulation of materials and public services. Page duties include preparing, retrieving, and re-shelving books, and aiding Library users as needed. The Successful Candidate Will Have: Excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail, computer proficiency, and the ability to sort alphanumerically A commitment to providing superior service and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a busy environment Prior library experience and knowledge of integrated library systems (preferably Sierra) is preferred A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required Responsibilities Include: Checking out and renewing Library materials using an automated Circulation system Placing holds on materials for members Collecting fines and fees Responding to patron requests at the Circulation Desk and by email/phone Assisting patrons’ search for materials in the Library’s catalog and databases Preparing and sending overdue and reserve notices Advising potential members and registering new ones Retrieving library materials Shelving materials by call number in correct location Shelf-reading Preparing books, periodicals, and newspapers for circulation Providing tours for prospective members Assisting patrons as needed Performing other duties as required Maintaining compliance with all Library policies and procedures Maintaining a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and public services Physical/Environmental Requirements: Physical: Standing/walking for extended periods Moving book trucks Climbing stepstools and ladders Occasional to frequent lifting up to 30 lbs. Vision: Normal. Requires long periods of work at computers. Environmental: Indoor environment, working closely with others and independently. Occasional exposure to dust and mold. This is an entry level part-time position (28 hours per week) including Saturday and Sunday 11am-5pm. Additional hours to be comprised of weekday and evening shifts. Schedule subject to change with flexibility required to work alternate shifts if needed. The New York Society Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. How to Apply Potential candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and the names of three (3) references with contact information to Meg Donabedian, Assistant Head Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Circulation Assistant/Page” in the subject line to be considered. Visit our website at www.nysoclib.org for more information. Compensation: $16 per hour Proof of full vaccination required ABOUT THE LIBRARY: The New York Society Library is a historic membership library founded in 1754. The Library today is open to all for reading, reference, and selected events, with circulation and other services by subscription. The beautiful landmarked building dates from 1917 and includes reading rooms, spaces for study, book stacks, and the Assunta, Ignazio, Ada and Romano Peluso Exhibition Gallery. The Library has approximately 300,000 volumes and hosts a variety of special events, reading groups, and workshops, as well as the New York City Book Awards.
Job posted to this site on August 11th at 3:21pm
Development Officer at Jersey City Free Public Library
The JCFPL is seeking an outgoing, self-motivated, highly dependable individual to actively develop the Library’s fundraising infrastructure and coordinate ongoing efforts to significantly increase the funding available to achieve the Library’s mission. Under the direction of the Library Director, the Development Officer will be responsible for driving the Library’s efforts in donor recruitment, cultivation, retention and stewardship. This role includes significant responsibility for building new administrative processes to support current and future fundraising. The individual in this role will work closely with Library leadership and staff, including the Communications & Marketing Department, the Youth & Adult Program Coordinators, the Business Office, as well as branches and other public-service departments. The Development Officer will also serve as the primary Library liaison for the newly reconstituted JCFPL Foundation. The ideal candidate will have a facility with and enthusiasm for public sector fundraising and development; a willingness to learn and grow as a member of a team; courtesy, flexibility and a sense of humor. * Please note, this vacancy announcement is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required for the employee for this job. The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as an illustration of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Specific Job Duties: Identify, research and evaluate prospective individual, corporate and foundation donors to build a sustained prospect pipeline. Maintain detailed records of all donor contact, history and moves management; ensure personal appreciation and recognition is completed in a consistent and timely manner. Manage and coordinate a cultivation and stewardship program that includes one-on-one meetings, cultivation events, regular communications and other initiatives to engage and inform prospective donors. Conduct in-person cultivation, briefing and solicitation meetings, independently and in partnership with the Library Director, JCFPL Foundation Board, and Library staff. Establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with current and prospective stakeholders, including the Library Foundation, Library colleagues and appropriate board members and/or other constituents to maximize total gift revenue, plan solicitation strategies and leverage joint solicitation efforts. Support the Foundation by: proactively communicating and advising on the Library’s organizational priorities and fundraising goals; developing and producing written and visual assets to support Foundation outreach; sharing relevant information about donor prospects; assisting with basic administrative functions related to Foundation meetings and events. Serve as the liaison between all current and future Library Friends Groups and the Library Director. Under the direction of the Library Director, draft an annual plan of Library needs and opportunities tied to fundraising goals and objectives, including recurring and one-time fundraising campaigns, and implement the plan. Coordinate with Library leaders and staff to identify needs, develop projects and build awareness for funding; create strategies to match prospects' interests to the priorities of the Library; report on fundraising status for current programs as well as encourage the identification and support of emerging priorities. Share information proactively with Library leaders and staff to support coordination of efforts on systemwide fundraising campaigns, as well as branch- and unit-specific fundraising efforts, such as grant submissions and neighborhood-level partnerships. Research, write, edit and/or oversee the preparation of persuasive and accurate proposals, case statements, reports, correspondence and other development-related communication materials in support of the Library’s fundraising activities. With the support of the Communications & Marketing Department, develop and enhance promotion and recognition tools aimed at individual donors. Oversee the organization and logistics of special events related to fund raising and donor cultivation. Perform other job-related duties as assigned. Core Competencies: The incumbent in this role: Understands and practices basic fundraising principles and techniques. Conducts research, gathers data, analyzes information, and prepares effective, accurate, timely reports and other documents to support development objectives. Utilizes and builds systems and administrative procedures to prioritize, schedule, and perform complex tasks on time and with minimal day-to-day supervision. Cultivates and nurtures relationships with individuals from widely diverse backgrounds, internally and externally. Identifies, organizes, and sustains mutually beneficial partnerships and alliances with stakeholders in the Library’s area of impact. Communicates in a clear, accurate, respectful, and candid manner, across a range of communication settings, styles, and platforms. Possesses a confident command of spoken and written English grammar, vocabulary, and spelling. Is able to work flexible hours as needed to support events and programs that may occur outside normal business hours. Understands, models, and clearly and effectively conveys, the mission, vision, and values of JCFPL, in contexts ranging from informal one-on-one conversations to public presentations with a large audience. Maintains confidentiality of sensitive information; demonstrates sound judgment and discretion regarding the Library and its partners. Approaches challenges with positivity and curiosity; exhibits a constructive problem-solving mindset. Sets clearly defined, measurable goals for progress; works collaboratively with other Library leaders and staff to define objectives that reflect the Library’s organizational priorities. Makes complex decisions independently in accordance with identified goals and established policies and procedures; proactively seeks additional information and input needed to make informed decisions. Demonstrates a desire to identify and build new and/or improved processes to sustain achievements and support future progress towards identified goals. Actively pursues opportunities to learn new skills and improve ability to meet and exceed expectations. Shares expertise and provides informal advice and developmental feedback to peers. Is proficient in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel and OneDrive. Required Experience: Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of five years’ experience in development. Demonstrated ability to secure major gifts and grants from individuals, corporations, foundations, and/or other private funding sources. Experience with fundraising office administration, including familiarity with best practices and protocols for record/data management. Experience managing long-term complex projects with specific targets. Preferred Skills: Successful track record of soliciting and closing individual, corporate, and/or foundation gifts at the level of $25,000 or higher. Experience with best practices for facilitating planned giving. Experience with implementing recurring fundraising campaigns (such as Giving Tuesday), as well as one-time campaigns driven by organizational goals and need (such as capital campaigns). Proficiency in one or more constituent relations management (CRM) software tools. Knowledge of Jersey City’s population, geography, and/or local government. Facility in a non-English language spoken in Jersey City (such as Spanish, Hindi, Arabic, Tagalog, etc.). To apply for this job with the Jersey City Free Public Library, please email the following to HR@jclibrary.org, with “Development Officer" included in the subject line: your current resume or CV; cover letter of 1 page or less describing your interest in the position; a sample of your work demonstrating experience in producing written and/or visual materials to support fundraising or outreach efforts; OPTIONAL: list of no more than three references able to comment on your skills and experience relevant to the position. NOTES: This vacancy is associated with a N.J. Civil Service job title; the New Jersey Civil Service Commission requires all incumbents to possess and be prepared to verify the minimum experience and skills required for the associated Civil Service job title. This position is subject to residency requirements as set forth in the New Jersey First Act.
Job posted to this site on August 11th at 3:20pm
Webmaster at Jersey City Free Public Library
Job posted to this site on August 11th at 1:09pm
Scholarly Communication Librarian at Touro University
JOB SUMMARY: Touro University Libraries is seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and creative scholarly communication librarian to lead and advance the scholarly communication services at Touro University. The incumbent cultivates partnerships within the library and across campus to promote such services and provide outreach and education in areas of scholarly communication and open scholarship. As part of a team, the successful candidate will work under the supervision of the Library Information Literacy Director, and collaborate with the Open Educational Resources Librarian to develop and implement OER programs in relevant academic departments and across campuses. This position is based at the Midtown campus of Touro University New York but is hybrid at present. This is a non-tenure track, professional staff position. RESPONSIBILITIES: Instrumental in the maintenance, growth, and success of Touro’s Institutional Repository, i.e. Touro Scholar Compiles and prepares a yearly faculty publications book Develops and delivers webinars and workshops as part of the Faculty Development Series such as author’s rights, traditional and non-traditional bibliometrics, open access publishing, etc. Works closely with the Open Educational Resources Librarian to raise awareness and usage of OER across Touro campuses Serves as the embedded librarian for undergraduate and graduate programs Provides individual research and resource consultations for faculty and students Creates and maintains LibGuides on a variety of subjects and courses Stays current with the emerging technologies and research in scholarly communication and open scholarship Engages in relevant professional development opportunities via training courses presenting and publishing in the field Performs related duties as assigned QUALIFICATIONS: Degrees Master of Accredited Library and Information Science required. Knowledge/ Skills/ Abilities Preferred familiarity with computer programming such as Python Familiarity with Citation Management Tools such as Zotero and RefWorks Strong project management skills Demonstrated proficiency in communication (written and verbal) Comfortable in teaching and public speaking Demonstrated ability to develop positive and cooperative relationships with students, faculty, and colleagues Familiarity in online learning platforms including Canvas, Adobe Connect Effectively manage and organize daily tasks independently and with a team while balancing multiple projects and meeting deadlines A high degree of interpersonal competency: Professionalism, diplomacy, judgement, and discretion Strong attention to details Customer service and team orientated Travel Travel to Touro sites may be required Hours Occasional evening hours Physical Demands Able to lift up to 5lbs.
Job posted to this site on August 10th at 12:06pm
Coney Island Digitization Project Archivist at New York Transit Museum
The New York Transit Museum is seeking an experienced part-time grant-funded project archivist to process and digitize materials relating to the transit history of Coney Island and its surrounding area. The project archivist will work closely with the Museum’s Acting Collections Manager in determining and creating an aggregated digital collection of catalog records to be included in our searchable online database. RESPONSIBILITIES: • Process collections, e.g. arrangement, rehousing, identification of materials for digitization • Digitizing negatives, contact sheets, and photographic prints; i.e. fragile materials • Establishing best practices, standards, and review of cataloging procedures for digital materials • Catalog archival material at collection, series, or item levels. QUALIFICATIONS: • Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in museum studies, library & information studies, archival studies, history, or closely related field preferred • Knowledge or interest in New York history, preferably transportation history • Experience using PastPerfect Museum Software (PastPerfect Web Edition is preferred) • Experience in digitizing negatives, contact sheets, and photographic prints; i.e. fragile materials • Knowledge of best practices in handling and preservation of archival material • Knowledge of archival metadata standards and authorities such as DACS, and LCSH • Other skills include Microsoft Office, Photoshop, and an overall familiarity with Collection Management Systems • Effective verbal and written communication skills • Strong organizational skills, and impeccable attention to detail • Ability to work independently APPLICATION: Qualified individuals interested in this position must apply by e-mail. Resume and cover letter should be sent as .doc or PDF to Daniel Brenner, Acting Collections Manager: email@example.com. Please specify subject heading as Coney Island Digitization Project Archivist. Due to high volume of applicants, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.
Job posted to this site on August 10th at 11:21am
Instructor - Librarian (Public Health) at The Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH)
The Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy (CUNY SPH) is dedicated to providing cutting edge graduate degree programs and to identifying, designing, implementing and evaluating public health initiatives that promote social justice. The mission of the school is to promote public health policies to improve the health of populations. CUNY SPH faculty members are recognized leaders in health policy, community health interventions, epidemiology and biostatistics, and public health informatics, among other areas. Faculty and students are actively engaged in promoting healthy cities in a healthy world. CUNY SPH is located in a new vertical campus in the heart of Harlem in New York City. Reporting to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at CUNY SPH, the Instructor-Librarian (Public Health) will work at CUNY SPH and The Morris Raphael Cohen Library at The City College of New York. The Instructor-Librarian (Public Health) will provide in-depth consultation and collaborate with students and faculty for the ongoing improvement of instructional programs and practices. Duties include but are not limited to: Working collaboratively and creatively to plan, develop, and deliver library instruction and provide instructional design support to the faculty at CUNY SPH and The Morris Raphael Cohen Library at The City College of New York. Providing in-depth reference consultations to students, faculty, and research staff including guidance on various types of literature reviews. Managing collection development by regularly identifying gaps in the collections and acquiring materials in various formats. Creating instructional material (research guides, asynchronous tutorials, etc). Reviewing Library usage patterns and make recommendations for services and resources. Assisting in developing and monitoring Library policies and user service standards. Supporting faculty publication by advising on appropriate journals. Supervising and/or training staff, students, and others assigned to the Library. Performing other duties as assigned. Note: Until further notice, work will be performed in a hybrid manner with 70% onsite presence. All CUNY employees must reside with a commutable distance to the tri-state area. Candidates will be required to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of and authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates are required to be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment. QUALIFICATIONS Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution. A preferred candidate should have: Two years of experience working in an academic library. Background in education or educational technology. Up-to-date knowledge of digital trends and platforms for academic libraries. Experience designing, developing, and delivering training programs and workshops on information literacy using virtual technology. Proficiency in software such as Microsoft Office, experience with SpringShare LibApps and library systems such as ExLibris’ ALMA a plus. A record of demonstrated experience providing reference and instruction to students and faculty, experience working with topics in health, medicine, or social sciences a plus. A general understanding of scholarly communication and some familiarity with the world of academic publishing. Evidence of experience working with databases and conducting advanced searches. Excellent interpersonal skills including strong and reliable written and verbal communication. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with patrons and colleagues in adiverse andmulticultural environment. Ability to multitask and shift gears quickly when dealing with patrons at different levels and with different information needs. Interest in pursuing further education to meet tenure requirements if necessary. Commitment to working evening and/or weekend hours. Candidates will be required to provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon commencing employment. Exemption (medical or religious) requests to this requirement will be considered in accordance with applicable law. Being fully vaccinated is defined for this purpose as being at least two weeks past their final dose of an authorized COVID-19 vaccine regimen. Final candidates must be fully vaccinated as of their first day of employment. COMPENSATION Commensurate with Salary commensurate with education and experience up to $78,005.00 per annum. CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. HOW TO APPLY If you are viewing this job posting externally, please apply as follows: Go to www.cuny.edu and click “Employment” Click “Search All Postings” Click on “View All Jobs” Search by Job Opening ID (24854) Click on “Apply For Job” and follow the instructions The uploaded curriculum vitae or resume and cover letter must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format. CLOSING DATE Open until filled with resume review to begin August 24, 2022. JOB SEARCH CATEGORY CUNY Job Posting: Faculty EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
Job posted to this site on August 10th at 9:12am
Young Adult / Teen Specialist Virtual Recruitment Event at Brooklyn Public Library
Brooklyn Public Library is one of the nation’s largest library systems and among New York City’s most democratic institutions. We are looking for dedicated librarians to work with Teens & Young Adults! Under the overall supervision of the Neighborhood Library Supervisor, Young Adult librarians works as part of the branch team and performs basic library work with a focus on working with teenagers. This position requires professional knowledge and judgment, including, but not limited to, reference and reader’s advisory services, collection development, and individual/group programming. The schedule is 35 hours per week and reports directly to the Library Information Supervisor. This is a union position with a starting salary of $55,027 for candidates with an MLIS degree. After 6 months, librarians receive an increase of $1935. We have openings for YA Specialists in the following Neighborhood Branch Libraries: Adams Street / Arlington / Borough Park / Brighton Beach / Carroll Gardens / Central / Coney Island / Crown Heights / E. Flatbush / Flatlands / Inclusive Services / New Lots / New Utrecht / Pacific / Paerdegat / Saratoga / Sheepshead Bay / Stone Avenue / Ulmer Park / Walt Whitman Responsibilities Provide reference and reader’s advisory services for teens and young adults utilizing print and electronic resources Develop, maintain, and promote the collection in the branch Maintain the attractive appearance of the area through appropriate displays Visit neighborhood organizations, community meetings and participates in community affairs promoting Brooklyn Public Library services, collections and programs Serve on committees as necessary Young Adult librarians also conduct, schedule, and evaluates age-appropriate programs and class visits; act as an advocate for teens and their educational and social needs within the library and engages in work with schools, childcare centers and other local agencies Qualifications Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school; Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate issued by the State of New York, required General experience working with the public and diverse communities Excellent customer relations and communication skills Knowledge of literature and programming Familiarity with internet, electronic databases, social media, and basic computer applications Bilingual skills highly desirable Candidates must be flexible, able to handle multiple competing priorities and tasks, adaptable to change and able to work effectively in a fast-paced, high-volume environment Excitement in engaging, nurturing and mentoring young adults; basic understanding of adolescent development and issues facing young adults in urban communities Ability to bend, reach, sit and stand as needed Ability to work evenings and weekends
Job posted to this site on August 9th at 10:33am
Staff Assistant - Archivist at Westchester County Archives
Under general supervision, an incumbent of this class is responsible for assisting in the identification of archival records stored at the County Archives and Records Center and in County Offices; evaluating the potential historical and other long-term uses of the records (legal, fiscal or administrative); and the transfer of selected records to the Archives facility. Responsibility also involves the preservation, description, arrangement and storage of documents. Work involves considerable contact with the public and public officials in locating information and conducting research in archival records. Supervision may be exercised over a small number of subordinate personnel and volunteers. Does related work as required.
Job posted to this site on August 5th at 2:32pm
Library Clerk Learning Commons Part Time at Dominican University New York
Library Clerk – Learning Commons (Part-time) Dominican University New York seeks a service-oriented individual to fill the position of part-time Library Clerk at the Sullivan Library. The Library Clerk works during the Fall and Spring semesters only. This individual works primarily in the Learning Commons, an educational space located within the library that provides a comfortable, technologically-equipped environment where students can work collaboratively or individually on academic assignments. Additional staffing assignments may include the Circulation Desk. Schedule: • Sunday 12:00 noon to 7:00 p.m. • Monday 4:00 p.m. to Midnight • Tuesday 4:00 p.m. to Midnight Flexibility to work a different schedule may be required during certain periods. Responsibilities include oversight of the Learning Commons area, managing reservations for group study rooms, assisting students and faculty, troubleshooting basic computer and printer questions, providing basic software support (Microsoft Office, Google Docs, etc.), circulating materials, and other duties as assigned. Requirements: High school diploma required. Candidates must possess strong computer, interpersonal, and customer service skills. Bilingual is a plus. Dominican University New York is a private institution with approximately 2,000 students and 400 faculty and staff. Our heritage stresses the humanistic value of a Liberal Arts education, a commitment to social justice, and a strong belief in the need for integrity and community engagement, all in the service of preparing students to reach their potential as responsible citizens who enrich the world in which we live. Dominican University New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to excellence through equity and inclusion, and, in this spirit, particularly welcomes applications from members of historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or other protected category in accordance with applicable law. Qualified applicants should forward their resume to firstname.lastname@example.org AA/EOE
Job posted to this site on August 4th at 10:27am
Hourly Librarian I (Adult Services Department) at New Rochelle Public Library
Performs beginning professional library duties under direct supervision. Employees in this class are expected to learn the specific applications of professional training by the performance of duties. Employees in this class are assigned work progressively more difficult as their experience in the field broadens. Supervision may be exercised over clerical and page personnel in particular tasks. Does related work as required.
Job posted to this site on August 4th at 10:26am
Director - Greenwich Library (CT) at Greenwich Library (CT)
Director – Greenwich Library (CT) The Greenwich Library (CT) Board of Directors seek a dedicated visionary leader and committed library professional as its next Director. For 217 years, Greenwich Library – a Library Journal “Five Star Library” – has served as the intellectual and cultural hub of its community. The 63,518 residents of the Town of Greenwich receive high-quality services through the Main library (104,000 s/f) and two branch libraries, the Byram Shubert Library and the Cos Cob Library. The Director leads a dedicated staff of 61 Full-time (91 FTE including part-time) with a $10 million annual budget generated from both public and private sources. Following a recent major renovation of the Main Library, the organization is poised to engage the community in new and exciting ways. Highlights include a generous programming budget, an impressive physical and digital collection, and a large staff with specialized librarians. Key initiatives include motivating staff to continue providing excellent service post-pandemic; reimagining Greenwich library services and programs after recent facility renovations; spearheading a Cos Cob Library renovation, and executing a new 3-year strategic plan. Founded in 1640, Greenwich is the gateway to New England. A town of diverse and vibrant neighborhoods, Greenwich is one of the top 100 places to live in the United States (CNN and Money Magazine). Less than an hour from Manhattan and easily accessible on the Metro-North Rail Line, it is known for its excellent public and private schools, low taxes, and civically engaged residents. Greenwich’s recreational amenities include several beautiful public beaches, the Greenwich Symphony, choral society, and an active arts council. Located in Fairfield County, Greenwich successfully combines a cosmopolitan atmosphere with the friendliness of a small New England town. Responsibilities. Reporting to the Board of Directors, the Director is responsible for providing innovative leadership in the overall administration of the Library; preparing the public and private annual operating and capital budgets; directing and controlling the expenditure of funds within the constraints of approved budgets; managing the Deputy Director and other supervisory personnel; directing all personnel actions; administering labor contracts – including grievance procedures; recommending and implementing policies to be established by the Board of Directors; attending community and professional meetings; anticipating the needs of the community and developing new cultural events and programs in response, and other duties as assigned. Qualifications. Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required and a minimum of eight years of public library experience preferred with five or more years of management/administrative experience in libraries; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the work required. The ideal candidate will have deep financial acumen, the ability to balance numerous constituencies, union experience, excellent presentation skills, comfort with consensus hiring practices, and a combination of empathy and humility. The hiring salary range is $170,000 – $192,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package. For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates (https://bradburymiller.com/). Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller (email@example.com). Applicants must also apply via the Town of Greenwich job opportunities website here: Greenwich Library Director. This position closes on September 18, 2022. View this announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/greenwich/.
Job posted to this site on August 3rd at 9:12pm
Library & Archives Assistant at Mellon Foundation
The Mellon Foundation (“Foundation”) believes that the arts and humanities are where we express our complex humanity, and we believe that everyone deserves the beauty, transcendence, and freedom to be found there. Through our grants, we seek to build just communities enriched by meaning and empowered by critical thinking, where ideas and imagination can thrive. It makes grants in four core program areas (Higher Learning, Arts and Culture, Public Knowledge, and Humanities in Place). The Foundation seeks a library and archives assistant to provide administrative, library, and archival support in the Foundation’s library and archives. Summary: The library & archives assistant is a full-time position that reports to the Foundation’s director of library and archives, and works closely with other staff within the library. The library & archives assistant will have an opportunity to acquire experience in a small, specialized library that supports the Foundation through research and information services centered around a collection of primary and secondary sources in the humanities, arts, higher education, and philanthropy. In addition to carrying out recurring, time-sensitive responsibilities key to maintaining the library and archives, the library & archives assistant will be an active partner in the library’s multifaceted support of Foundation research and learning. We are seeking a thoughtful, motivated, energetic, and collaborative person with well-developed communication competencies and exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail. This is an ideal position for an individual enrolled in or considering a graduate program in library and information science. Responsibilities: The library & archives assistant’s responsibilities may include, but will not be limited to: Assist in maintaining the library’s collection, including processing and adding new material, removing unneeded materials from the collections, and receiving and returning interlibrary loan items Assist with document management through scanning, copying, and document processing and filing Open and sort mail for department Check-in, shelve, and distribute newspapers, magazines, and journals Record departmental expenses and maintain records for internal reporting Contribute to research, learning, and information projects Help to create historical and other educational material for staff Perform fact-checking and proofreading Update content on the Foundation’s intranet Assist with the records management processes within the Foundation, which includes document storage Provide support to the library staff in processing archival records Assist with the organization, storage, and discoverability of electronic records by applying naming conventions and adding metadata Provide core support to the director of library and archives in the administration of their responsibilities Provide departmental support for meetings and events Undertake such additional tasks as the needs of the library may entail Qualifications: The successful candidate will have the following qualifications: A bachelor's degree, with experience working in a library or archives setting, either as an employee or as a researcher A high degree of competency in the MS Office suite, particularly Excel, PowerPoint, and Word, and the ability to learn new applications quickly Experience with a content management system or web publishing platform Familiarity with library research tools, including library catalogs, and databases such as JSTOR Facility with and interest in learning new technology Ability to serve as a detail-oriented, problem-solving, self-motivated partner in a service-oriented team Excellent written and spoken communication skills; competence in spelling, grammar, editing, and proofreading Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with all in an effective, courteous, and diplomatic manner Enthusiasm, initiative, follow-through, precision, good-will, flexibility, curiosity, and commitment to collegiality Genuine interest in libraries, archives, and research Eagerness to grow and to learn in the role, including through external enrichment opportunities Interest in disciplines in the arts, humanities, and humanistic social sciences The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits, and excellent working conditions. Candidates should apply by submitting a thoughtful cover letter describing fit for the position together with a resume here. The Foundation will consider each response carefully, but only contact those individuals it believes are most qualified for the position.
Job posted to this site on August 3rd at 9:11pm
Innovation & Information Services Specialist at New Milford Public Library
The New Milford Public Library in Connecticut has a Full Time (40 hrs.) Innovation and Information Services Specialist position open to an energetic and adventurous individual who loves a challenge. If you’re looking to become a member of an animated team of supportive, respectful professionals who are committed to high standards, consider joining us in our beautifully renovated building, centrally located on a busy Town green. The person in this position will be responsible for supervising our Information Services Department and for planning and implementing equipment and services for our brand new makerspace. We are currently under construction, offering curbside and lobby services, with plans to open soon. The ideal candidate will be adept at mastering new STEAM equipment, conversant in reference services, and have a passion for planning and running programs that help people to breach the digital divide. A Graduate degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school is required as well as previous experience with STEAM technology and programming. Equivalent experience will be considered. Three to five years of supervisory experience preferred. Fluency in Spanish and/or Portuguese a plus. Salary $60,000 with an attractive benefits package. Some evenings and weekends required. Interested and qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter along with a completed Town of New Milford employment application by August 22nd to: Greg Bollaro, Personnel Director, Town of New Milford, 10 Main Street, New Milford, CT 06776 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For a job description and to access the employment application, go to https://bit.ly/30fqmqx. EO/AA
Job posted to this site on August 2nd at 3:25pm
Electronic Resources/ Reference Librarian at LIM College
LIM College - The Business of Fashion & Lifestyle is currently seeking candidates for the position of Electronic Resources/ Reference Librarian. General Description: Located in the heart of New York City since 1939, LIM is focused on the business of fashion and lifestyle. With majors ranging from Fashion Media and Fashion Merchandising to The Business of Cannabis, Consumer Analytics, and more, LIM prepares students for career success through an approach grounded in real-world experience and learning by doing. Offering associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs both on campus and online, LIM provides students with the education, experience, and connections to become successful business leaders in the global fashion and lifestyle industry. The Electronic Resources/ Reference Librarian manages the electronic resources of the library and serves as the systems administrator and IT liaison for internal library department software. Configures, maintains, and troubleshoots subscription resources and digital acquisitions; creates and maintains metadata for both electronic and print resources; maintains usage statistical data of library resources; trains staff and work-study students on related library procedures. Also, answers library reference questions, instructs classes for student and faculty on research and use of the library. Performs and oversees specific projects and programs as assigned. Works closely with the Office of Information Technology and the Office of Learning Innovation on cross-departmental projects. Serves on college-wide committees as appointed; attends open-house events and provides college service as directed. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND BASIC DUTIES Assumes responsibility for the effective performance of library electronic resources. Configures, maintains, and troubleshoots library electronic resources including subscription academic and industry resources: databases, e-books, business cases, and online video. Serves as technical support to students, faculty, and other departments for library resources, sometimes requiring to be the liaison between vendor support and the end user. Configures, upgrades, and troubleshoots internal library software including Sirsi Symphony (ILS), Sirsi Enterprise (OPAC), LibraryH3lp (chat platform), and EzProxy (proxy server). Configures and maintains library learning technology integrations with Canvas (LMS) and creates library learning objects at the direction of the Office of Learning and Innovation and faculty request. Creates and maintains the schedules for librarian private appointments and study room reservations on the WC Online platform. Performs collection development, acquisition and configuration of technical aspects of e-textbook and digital video selections on behalf of faculty, course coordinators, academic chairs, and the Office of Learning and Innovation. Creates end-user support materials for using library technologies. Creates and maintains metadata for monographs, serials and electronic resources. Acts as liaison between IT department, ILS vendors and the library, keeping the Director and other library staff updated regarding progress. Providing staff with regular updates on events and issues that may impact the library. Assumes responsibility for maintenance of library’s digital and physical collections. Maintains, inventories, and weeds collections in line with curriculum needs. Collects and maintains usage statistics for library digital and physical collections. Creates MARC21 metadata records for digital and print materials for the ILS. Processes new print materials to add to library physical collections. Oversees processing of incoming periodicals as well as binding of periodicals semi-annually. Serves on library and college committees, specifically those surroundings technology. Performs other duties as assigned. Assumes responsibility for identification and implementation of emerging technologies in the library field. Keeps informed on emerging technologies inside of and external to the library field that would improve library services. Learns how to use and implements new technologies in the library department. Identifies opportunities for collaboration across college departments on technological platforms. Assesses the use of library technologies to remain relevant to curriculum needs and essential to library and information literacy functions. Assumes some responsibility for the effective performance of library reference functions. Provides online library research assistance to students with print and online resources via in-person, email, phone, video conference, and chat reference. Trains and schedules student workers for Peer-to-Peer Chat Reference service. Works with the Reference & Instruction Librarian to create and modify canned responses and makes other platform configurations as needed. Performs other duties as assigned. Assumes some responsibility for the effective performance of library instruction services. Teaches library instruction sessions to classes based on curriculum designed by Reference & Instruction Librarian. Teaches topic-specific workshops to students and faculty on library technologies as well as general research concepts. Provides feedback to the Reference & Instruction Librarian about students’ information literacy needs as observed in instructions sessions and reference interactions. Participates in college-wide assessment and accreditation effort. Assumes responsibility for preparing and maintaining assigned records and reports. Works with Director to oversee student projects, providing input into acquisitions decisions, and proposes long-term strategies for the growth and maintenance of the library in general. Prepares annually, and as needed, usage reports using statistics gleaned from both the ILS system and electronic resources. Prepares collection statistics annually for library sections of college IPEDS report. Assumes some responsibility for managing library space and student workers. Supervises student workers in day-to-day operations, schedules student worker shifts, and completes biweekly payroll. Works with Library Director to interview, hire, and train new student workers. Oversees that the library space is kept tidy throughout the day, keeps flyers and promotional materials current, and keeps book displays up-to-date and attractive. Maintains the scheduling of the private study rooms. Keeps Library Director informed of area activities and of any significant problems. Assumes responsibility for related duties as required or assigned. Serves on library and college committees, specifically those that impact technology. Performs special operations and manages special projects as assigned. Ensures that work area is clean, secure, and well maintained. Requirements: The person selected will have the following qualifications: Minimum Required Qualifications: At least one (1) year relevant library experience. Master’s Degree in the field of Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Thorough knowledge of electronic resource management and some knowledge of reference and bibliographic instruction. Ability to teach bibliographic instruction & information literacy courses. Ability to administer library electronic resources and proxy server. Ability to administer library software, such as Sirsi or Aleph. Ability to supervise part-time workers.
Job posted to this site on August 1st at 2:52pm
Contingent Full Time Circulation Clerk ** Technical Services Department at Great Neck Library
The Great Neck Library is seeking a full-time circulation clerk to perform a variety of library circulation, technical service and other routine clerical tasks. **This position is currently a contingent permanent position, meaning that this position is left temporarily vacant by reason of a promotion. Full permanency of this position cannot be guaranteed. Should the permanent employee fail to complete the probationary period, such employee has the right to return to their previous position and displace the contingent employee. Duties and Responsibilities include: Preparing books and other materials for the collection Perform basic keyboarding skills and have the ability to use computer programs for circulation functions. Knowledge of Sierra is a plus. Checking library materials in and out Answering and routing telephone calls and providing routine information Work independently, accurately, and with attention to detail Shelving of Library Materials Preparing books and other materials for the collection Customer service experience preferred. Must be reliable and willing to work a flexible schedule Position may involve prolong periods of sitting and lifting of up to 25 lbs. Other duties as assigned Schedule: Full time – 35 hours/week, includes one night plus Saturday rotation. Sundays as needed. Starting Salary Range: The minimum starting salary is $32,040 commensurate with experience and qualifications plus full benefit package. This is a Union position and is non-civil service. Reply with resume, cover letter, and references by August 15, 2022 Great Neck Library 159 Bayview Ave. Great Neck, NY 11023 email@example.com No Phone Calls Please The Great Neck Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job posted to this site on August 1st at 10:32am
Curator of Manuscripts and Archival Collections at New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
JOB TITLE: Curator of Manuscripts and Archival Collections DEPARTMENT: Library REPORTS TO: Director of Library Curatorial Affairs & Research ABOUT NEW-YORK HISTORICAL SOCIETY Visitors experience 400 years of history through groundbreaking exhibitions, immersive films, and thought-provoking conversations among renowned historians and public figures at the New-York Historical Society, New York’s first museum. A great destination for history since 1804, the Museum and the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library convey the stories of the city and nation’s diverse populations, expanding our understanding of who we are as Americans and how we came to be. JOB SUMMARY The Curator of Manuscripts and Archival Collections is responsible for the development, management, and interpretation of the New-York Historical Society’s manuscript and archival collections. Reporting to the Director of Library Curatorial Affairs & Research, the Curator of Manuscripts and Archival Collections builds manuscript and archival holdings through gifts and purchases, establishes policy and procedures for access to the department’s collections; works with colleagues to increase access to and use of the collections onsite and remotely; determines priorities for the processing, digitization, and conservation; coordinates special projects with other departments and institutions. The Curator promotes the manuscript collection through presentations, exhibitions, and in print and electronic media. The Curator will support New-York Historical Society’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility initiatives by building and shaping the manuscript collection, and highlighting and reinterpreting existing material, with emphasis on the histories of the region’s underrepresented and marginalized populations. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES Identify potential acquisitions and build manuscript and archival holdings through gifts and purchases; Manage a high volume of donation offers, evaluate prospective donations, make site visits and interact regularly with potential donors; Promote manuscript and archival collections through presentations, exhibitions, and in print and electronic media; Respond to special requests, time sensitive queries and other special institutional initiatives relating to the manuscript holdings; Determine insurance valuation for manuscripts loaned to other institutions; Select, interpret and present library collections for visiting individuals, groups, and internal and external special projects; Establish policy and procedures for use of manuscript collections by researchers onsite; Advise public service staff on the provision of manuscript collections, including responding to questions raised by onsite researchers while using collection; Set priorities for archival processing, identifying areas of descriptive emphasis, and make curatorial recommendations regarding arrangement and descriptions; Work with the Director of the Library Digital Program to identify priority collections for digitization; Work with conservation staff to determine preservation needs and priorities within the manuscript collection; Oversee and participate in packing and transfer of archival acquisitions when required; Participate in securing grant funding opportunities to support N-YHS library initiatives; Additional duties as requested. REQUIRMENTS M.L.S. from an A.L.A.-accredited library school or advanced degree in a relevant field; At least five years’ experience working in a professional capacity in a library with substantial manuscript or other special collection holdings; A strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, belonging and antiracism, with a commitment to making special collections more accessible and meaningful to a diverse audience; Background in the humanities with a knowledge of scholarly trends and the research needs of scholars; Significant experience presenting to groups; A strong commitment to introducing college and graduate students to the integration of manuscript and archival collections in their research; Flexibility and the ability to work cooperatively in a team-based, user-centered environment; Excellent interpersonal, communication, and diplomatic skills; Thorough understanding of information technologies, automated library systems, and emerging standards and practices, as they apply to special collections and archives. COMPENSATION & BENEFITS Salary: $85-90k/annually New-York Historical Society provides a generous benefits package for eligible employees to support their health and wellbeing, which includes: Paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal days, and holidays observed by the Museum; Medical, dental, vision and life insurance; Short and long-term disability coverage options; 403(b) retirement plan with eligibility for employer contributions following one year of full-time service; Flexible spending accounts for health-related expenses, dependent care, and parking and transit expenses; Employee Assistance Program for all employees and their families; 20% discount at the NYHistory Store, Parliament Café and Storico restaurant, located within the Museum; Free admission to various museums and cultural institutions across the city. PHYSICAL DEMANDS The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee with or without accommodation, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. The employee will spend many hours sitting and using a computer. They will also bend, stoop, and open file cabinets and frequently walk from their desk to collection areas on a different floor. The employee will walk and climbs steps throughout the day and on occasion lift 20 lb. boxes. COVID-19 VACCINATION POLICY To ensure the overall health and safety of the New-York Historical Society community and in accordance with New York City requirements, all newly hired employees of the New-York Historical Society are required to be fully-vaccinated (inclusive of booster shots) against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, absent qualifying exemptions for medical, religious, or other reasons in accordance with all applicable laws. Research shows that women and people from underrepresented groups often apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. We recognize that it is highly unlikely that someone meets 100% of the qualifications for a role. If much of this job description describes you, then please apply for this role. The New-York Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Job posted to this site on July 28th at 5:16pm
Systems & Metadata Librarian at Brooklyn Museum
The primary role of this position is to manage the Brooklyn Museum’s new integrated library system, Ex Libris Alma/Primo, which is shared among the three institutional members of the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC): the Brooklyn Museum, Frick Collection, and Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). The librarian is also responsible for cataloging the materials comprising the Brooklyn Museum Libraries’ varied holdings, which include the world-renowned Wilbour Library of Egyptology as well as artists’ books and fashion sketches, using best practices to maximize accessibility. Qualifications: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library and information science with a concentration in systems management and user experience and/or metadata creation and management Minimum of two years’ experience working with an integrated library system, preferably with administrative responsibilities Minimum of two years’ experience performing original and copy cataloging using descriptive standards, including MARC, RDA, AACR2, LCSH, and the Getty vocabularies Minimum of one year’s experience working in an art museum, preferably one with an encyclopedic collection Demonstrable knowledge of current trends related to digital collections and electronic resource discovery Strong knowledge of issues and trends related to digital preservation Excellent attention to detail, written and verbal communication skills, and research and comprehension skills Strong organizational and time management skills Strong interpersonal skills working with all staff, volunteers, interns, and the public Preferred Qualifications: Experience with Ex Libris Alma/Primo Experience cataloging complex resources such as serials and artists’ books Knowledge of ArchivesSpace and related standards (EAD, DACS) Reading knowledge of foreign languages Undergraduate degree in art history or a related field of study Physical Requirements: Ability to visually inspect work and surrounding physical areas Ability to carry out physical maneuvers that will include lifting, carrying, pushing, pulling, and reaching Responsibilities: Oversee the administrative functions of the Libraries’ integrated library system (ILS) and online catalogue, Ex Libris Alma/Primo, which is shared with our NYARC partner institutions—the Frick Collection and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) Responsible for all original and copy cataloging of a variety of materials, including serials, artists’ books, and ephemera, with subject matter ranging from ancient history to contemporary art Attend virtual meetings with staff at partner NYARC institutions to discuss and resolve technical issues and improve workflows for our shared ILS In collaboration with our NYARC partners, create and uphold policies and procedures for the maintenance and access of collections data in our shared ILS Evaluate trends in systems and metadata management and make recommendations for improvement in policies and procedures Work across various Museum departments to ensure that Libraries and Archives collections data is operable and accessible both internally and externally Train all Libraries and Archives staff on functions of the ILS and hold instruction sessions and create search guides tailored to all users Participate in Human Resources onboarding by providing an introduction to the Libraries and Archives collections as well as related training for new staff Identify, collect, analyze, and communicate statistics for the Libraries as requested Collaborate on long-range planning for metadata creation and discovery tools with the Director of Libraries and Archives and other relevant departments Supervise departmental interns, fellows, and volunteers Assist with disaster planning and collections emergency response Assist Museum staff and public researchers with inquiries Assist with monitoring researcher visits in the Libraries and Archives reading room Assist with internal and external outreach efforts, including presentations and programming outside of normal office hours Other duties as assigned Start date: Immediately Department: Libraries and Archives Reports to: Director of Libraries and Archives Position type: Full-time Salary: $55,000 Union status: Union—DC37 Local 1502 FLSA status: Non-exempt Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Apply online If you have questions about our online application system, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org. At the Brooklyn Museum, we value all types of experience. For us, a successful candidate has many of the qualities listed in our job postings, and the desire and capacity to learn the rest on the job. So if much, but not all, of a job posting describes you, then we welcome your application.
Job posted to this site on July 28th at 5:16pm
Clerical Associate II/Libraries and Archives Assistant at Brooklyn Museum
Clerical Associate II/Libraries and Archives Assistant—Libraries and Archives The primary role of this position is to uphold the daily operations of the Libraries and Archives. This critical position will support the administrative needs of these department as well as providing public-facing services, including circulation and reference. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in art history, studio art, or another field related to the Museum’s collections Minimum of two years’ experience working in research libraries or archives Excellent written and verbal communication skills Meticulous attention to detail Excellent research and comprehension skills Knowledge of library systems and databases such as OCLC Connexion and Alma Additional Qualifications: ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science preferred; students currently enrolled in a program are encouraged to apply Responsibilities: Assist with ordering acquisitions and entering records into Alma, our integrated library system Maintain financial records and process invoices Coordinate donations and exchanges Check in periodicals received by mail and process claims in a timely fashion Maintain the stacks, including labeling, shelving, and shifting the collections as needed Supervise researchers in the reading room Circulate materials to Museum staff Provide reference support as needed to Museum staff and the public on-site as well as via phone and email Package and mail outgoing interlibrary loans; receive and route incoming interlibrary loans Provide photocopying and scanning support as well as other general office work Assist with internal and external outreach efforts, including presentations and programming outside of normal office hours Start date: Immediately Department: Libraries and Archives Reports to: Director of Libraries and Archives Position type: Full-time Salary: $41,600 Union status: Union—DC37 Local 1502 FLSA status: Non-exempt Schedule: 35 hours per week, Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Apply online If you have questions about our online application system, please get in touch with us at email@example.com. At the Brooklyn Museum, we value all types of experience. For us, a successful candidate has many of the qualities listed in our job postings, and the desire and capacity to learn the rest on the job. So if much, but not all, of a job posting describes you, then we welcome your application.
Job posted to this site on July 28th at 12:45pm
Paid Archives Graduate Fellowships at Barnard Archives
Please submit resume and cover letter with your application via the Barnard Careers site by August 16, 2022. Job Summary: The Barnard Archives and Special Collections offers fellowships working under the supervision of the Director and Associate Director of the Archives and Special Collections, in a two-person fellowship cohort. This year, the Archives Processing Fellows will gain hands-on experience in an academic institutional archives and special collections, with a focus on processing archival collections. Fellows are also encouraged in the latter half of their fellowship to develop independent projects; options for projects this year include digital collections (UX or metadata) work, outreach and teaching, exhibition curation, and/or collaborative projects with the academic centers at the Milstein Center such as the Barnard Center for Research on Women. Job Description: Duration: Mid-September 2022 - June 30, 2023; scheduling is flexible but typically 10 hours a week for 34 weeks during the academic year (September 2022-April 2023); 20 hours/week for 9 weeks in early summer 2023 (May-June 2023)--assuming some time off. Compensation: $30/hr About the positions: The Barnard Archives and Special Collections offers fellowships working under the supervision of the Director and Associate Director of the Archives and Special Collections, in a two-person fellowship cohort. This year, the Archives Processing Fellows will gain hands-on experience in an academic institutional archives and special collections, with a focus on processing archival collections. Fellows are also encouraged in the latter half of their fellowship to develop independent projects; options for projects this year include digital collections (UX or metadata) work, outreach and teaching, exhibition curation, and/or collaborative projects with the academic centers at the Milstein Center such as the Barnard Center for Research on Women. As in previous years of the Barnard Archives fellowship, participants will start their time at Barnard by processing collections and accruals using ArchivesSpace. We will then tailor the fellows' work together based on their interests in learning specific skills, working with specific types of materials, or focusing on topical areas. Collections management and processing work may include: Accessioning and processing (appraisal, basic conservation, arrangement, and description) of material in all formats (analog, paper, digital), including institutional papers, manuscript collections, photographs and A/V materials, and web archives Revision and creation of processing workflows and documentation Processing accruals and updating existing finding aids After building a foundation in archival processing, participants in the fellowship may continue to process larger collections or are encouraged to conceive of and complete independent projects in other areas of archival work with the support of Director and Associate Director and other archives and library staff. Independent projects will be self-directed by fellowship participants and may include: Digital collections/UX or metadata work Outreach and teaching with archives Collaborative projects with the academic centers Archival exhibition development and curation The overall goals of the fellowship will be determined by the participants in conjunction with the Director and Associate Director. Participants in the fellowship will plan and direct their own independent projects, or may also elect to continue with processing work (or build a project based around processing). The fellowship is intended to give fellows a foundation in processing and an introduction to other topics in archival work, including reference work, teaching, acquisitions and donor relations, outreach, budgets and advocacy, managing open source software, preservation, and project management. About the collections, the Archives, and our office: The Barnard Archives and Special Collections consist of over 450 distinct collections. We document the history of the College and collect special collections materials that relate to broader histories of feminism and dance and advance the mission of the College by collaborating in teaching and learning. Highlights of the collections include the Ntozake Shange Papers, the Sabra Moore NYC Women’s Art Movement Collection, the Kathryn Kolbert Planned Parenthood v. Casey records, Special Collections zines from the Barnard Zine Library, the records of the Barnard Dance Department, the records and collections of the Barnard Center for Research on Women, and many more. The Barnard Archives commits to work that is equitable and anti-oppressive, and encourages and supports work which centers voices, knowledge, and memory-making practices historically excluded from the archival record. Our community agreements describe some of the ways in which we are committed to upholding values of inclusivity, privacy, and support. The archives fellowship is primarily in-person, at the Barnard Archives and Special Collections on Barnard’s campus (at 3009 Broadway, New York, NY 10027), with opportunities for remote work as possible. Our offices are accessible to individuals with mobility disabilities. We have bathroom facilities available for all gender identities. We are open Monday-Friday, 10 AM - 6 PM. While employed at Barnard, you will be given access to the Library’s resources. Skills, Qualifications & Requirements: To Qualify: Must be currently enrolled in a graduate-level program in archival management, library sciences, or related fields. Must be available to work weekdays. Must make a commitment to work, on average, 10 hours of work a week, with time off for winter and spring vacation, and increased hours if desired in early summer or throughout the fellowship. Work schedules are flexible and can be adjusted as needed–for example, participants can choose to work more hours and complete the fellowship in a compressed time frame. Preferred demonstrable skills include: Desire to work both collaboratively and independently; excellent organizational, research, and communication skills; critical analysis of archives or the archives profession (e.g. bringing a critical race, feminist, disability justice, and/or queer theoretical lens to archival work); and strong attention to detail. We welcome applicants to discuss how these preferred skills have been utilized and honed in areas of their life outside of their professional or academic work. The Barnard Archives especially encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ people, and individuals from other underrepresented groups. Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community. Please submit resume and cover letter with your application via the Barnard Careers site by August 16, 2022. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.