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Job posted to this site on November 8th at 7:26pm
Part Time Librarian at Cold Spring Harbor Library
Part time librarian or librarian trainee (currently enrolled in an ALA accredited library school program) available to work weekdays, weeknights and weekends. Approximately 12 hours per week, possibly more depending on availability. Certified librarian $24.50 per hour, trainee $21.50 per hour.
Job posted to this site on November 8th at 7:25pm
Youth Services - 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 all age groups! Under the overall supervision of the Neighborhood Library Supervisor, librarians works as part of the branch team and performs basic library work. Children's librarians concentrate on service to children, their parents, caregivers and schools. Young Adult librarians 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. After 6 months, librarians receive an increase of $1935. We have openings in the following Neighborhood Branch Libraries: Children's: Brower Park, Kensington, Mapleton, Walt Whitman Young Adult: Adams Street, Coney Island, Saratoga, Sheepshead Bay, Stone Avenue, Sunset Park, Walt Whitman Responsibilities: Provide reference and reader’s advisory services for their age level specialty group (Children, Young Adult) 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 Conduct, schedule, and evaluates age-appropriate programs and class visits; act as an advocate for children and 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 Children librarians: 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 Young Adult librarians: 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 November 8th at 9:48am
Specialist II - Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building at The New York Public Library
Overview With a collection that exceeds 46 million items, and a mission to advance knowledge and inspire lifelong learning, the New York Public Library stands as one of the world’s great public research libraries. The Library’s Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books divisions, situated in the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, hold over 30,000 linear feet of manuscripts and archives in over 5,700 collections, as well as more than 350,000 rare books and 20,000 broadsides. The collections contain some of the Library’s greatest treasures, ranging from cuneiform tablets, incunabula, and illuminated manuscripts to founding documents of the United States. The collection is particularly strong in books printed in the Americas prior to 1801 and the history of the New York region. Collecting areas of focus include the American Revolution, U.S. Civil War, 19th-century U.S. literature, colonial Latin America, New York City social history, the history of publishing and journalism, and LGBTQ+ history. The Division also oversees the Library’s institutional archives and records. The Specialist II position will play a key role in supporting research in the Manuscripts, Archives, and Rare Books divisions, which welcomes thousands of special collections patrons each year. The Specialist II will provide excellent public service via reference work, collection description and writing, program and outreach, and instruction. The optimal candidate will be collaborative, service oriented, and committed to equitable access to collections for all researchers. Responsibilities Reporting to the Manager of Public Services, the Specialist II will: Provide research and reference assistance to scholarly and general users, in the reading room and remotely Assess and process collection requests and coordinate communications with researchers prior to their arrival at the Library Develop and maintain content for research guides and blogs, and serve as point person for divisional social media accounts Participate in programming and instruction activities Assist the Manager of Public Services in outreach initiatives Facilitate new scholarship drawing on the division’s collections, and track outcomes of this research, including articles, books, dissertations, and other digital projects Support internal use of divisional holdings in programs, exhibitions, curricula, and other initiatives Help prepare collections for transfer between Digital Imaging Services, Special Collections Processing, Registrar, ReCAP, and other units Retrieve and shelve collection material as needed Perform other related duties as required Decision-Making Responsibilities: What is the best way to respond to an unsatisfied researcher? What collections or research support does this patron need to access to successfully meet their research goals? What is the best way to ensure the preservation of a special collections item while still meeting the researcher’s needs? Required Education, Experience & Skills Required Education & Certifications ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science Undergraduate degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences 1-3 years of research library experience Required Skills Commitment to public service and a thorough understanding of the role of special collections within a public library system Ability to work with a broad range of humanities scholars, students, and independent researchers with varying levels of experience Demonstrated commitment to promoting the use of special collections among diverse audiences and learners Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, and to work as part of a team Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal effectively and tactfully with patrons and staff Ability to communicate clearly and confidently both in writing and in person Current understanding of themes, debates, and trends in the field of special collections, especially archives, manuscripts, and rare books Strong organization, time management, and planning skills, including the ability to perform multiple projects or tasks simultaneously Managerial/Supervisory Responsibilities No direct reports Preferred Qualifications Knowledge of American history Experience developing and conducting a variety of research focused classes and programs Experience with library-based digital outreach, including blog posts and social media Experience with library-based instruction Please Note: Effective August 2, 2021, absent a qualifying exception for medical or religious reasons, newly hired employees of the New York Public Library must present proof of receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination and may not begin employment at the Library until 14 days after their receipt of their second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or 14 days after their first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Newly hired employees who need additional time to receive their vaccination prior to their start date may request an adjournment of their start date with their hiring manager. The Library will consider such requests on a case by case basis, depending upon the Library’s operational needs, among other factors. The Library will further consider exemptions for prospective employees who cannot become vaccinated due to a qualifying medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief or practice. Candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment and who seek a medical or religious exemption to the Library’s vaccination policy will be provided with additional instructions at the time of the conditional offer. Core Values All team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values: Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues Be Resourceful in solving problems Be Curious in all aspects of your work Be Welcoming and Inclusive Work Environment Research Library setting Physical Duties Light lifting up to 15lbs required Sitting and standing for periods of time Daily use of a computer Pre-Placement Physical Required? No Union Local 1930 FLSA Status Exempt Schedule 35 hours per week to be scheduled during regular building hours Division is open Tuesday through Saturday, typically 11 AM to 5 PM. About The New York Public Library The New York Public Library is a free provider of education and information for the people of New York and beyond. With 92 locations—including research and branch libraries—throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, the Library offers free materials, computer access, classes, exhibitions, programming and more to everyone from toddlers to scholars, and has seen record numbers of attendance and circulation in recent years. The New York Public Library serves more than 18 million patrons who come through its doors annually and millions more around the globe who use its resources at www.nypl.org.
Job posted to this site on November 7th at 3:22pm
Archivist and Scholarly Communications Librarian at SUNY Maritime College
About SUNY Maritime College: SUNY Maritime College located on a 55-acre scenic waterfront property on the outskirts of New York City on the Throggs Neck peninsula where the East River meets Long Island Sound. The campus blends the best of two worlds: a comfortable college-town feel with the greatest city in the world. An impressive view of the sound extends toward the North Atlantic, yet only a few miles away are Yankee Stadium and midtown Manhattan. SUNY Maritime offers an array of employment opportunities stemming from entry level to professional positions which encourage growth and development among its employees. Job Description: The Archivist and Scholarly Communications Librarian is responsible for managing all the library's archival collection in both physical and digital formats. This includes acquisition, organization, basic preservation, and reference. The incumbent is also responsible for advising policies, processing, digitization, promotion, and outreach. The role of archivist is responsible for the long-term retention of historical records deposited within the archives. Additionally, Archivist and Scholarly Communications Librarian will develop, coordinate, and promote the growth of the library's scholarly communications programs and services, including outreach, training and support to faculty, students, and staff on copyright, fair use, open access, open education, and scholarly publishing. Responsibilities: Identify, collect, arrange, and describe college records of enduring value in a variety of formats Promote the use and understanding of the Archives to researchers, students, alumni, college personnel, and the public Oversee and participate in digitization projects involving archival materials Promote the history of the college through events, exhibits, presentations, and other outreach activities Pursue grants related to the curation and digitization of the college's Archives and Special Collections Serve as a catalyst and facilitator for the library's digital scholarship activities Grow, develop and manage Maritime's SUNY Open Access Repository (SOAR) Bring visibility on campus to current issues in scholarly communication including Open Access and Fair Use Stimulate adoption of OER through outreach initiatives. Maintain awareness of emerging digital scholarship trends, technologies, tools, methods, standards, and initiatives. Provides general and specialized reference service in person and electronically Serves as a subject liaison for developing resources and collections Teaches general library research classes to undergraduate and graduate students and develops customized supplementary materials/tools as needed for instruction sessions Participates in professional service and research activities in support of promotion and tenure requirements Serves on college and library committees, participates in local, regional, and national associations, and engages in scholarly activity required for promotion and tenure Other duties as assigned Requirements: Required Qualifications: Master's degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA- approved foreign equivalent Extensive coursework or training in archival management, theory, and best practices Working knowledge of current archival and metadata standards such as DACS, Dublin Core, MODS, and METS Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and meticulous attention to detail Ability to work independently and perform complicated tasks with minimal supervision Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing assignments and needs Strong customer service ethics Knowledge of current and emerging trends in academic librarianship Ability to work occasional nights and weekends Preferred Qualifications: Advanced Certificate in Archives and Records Management from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA- approved foreign equivalent Experience in an academic or research library Demonstrated practical knowledge of archival policies and procedures Experience working with large and small digital collections including creating metadata Proven ability to provide digital preservation services for archival collections (with workflows that include regular refreshing, migration, and/or conversion along with verifying data authenticity) Experience leading startup initiatives Experience with grant writing and fulfilling grant reporting requirements. Experience working with ArchivesSpace and CollectiveAccess Additional Information: Classification/Salary Range: The Archivist and Scholarly Communications Librarian is a UUP position. The anticipated salary range for the position is $50,000 to $60,000, annually, with an outstanding benefits package. For additional information, please see The UUP Benefits Summary. please see the Full-Time UUP Benefits Summary). Special Notes: This is a full-time calendar year appointment UUP Position. Fair Labor Standard Acts (FLSA) Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Travel and interviews expenses will not be reimbursed. Budget Title: Assistant Librarian Local Title: Archivist and Scholarly Communications Librarian Line #: 00506 SUNY Maritime College is an Equal Opportunity/Veterans/Disabled/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For our full non-discrimination statement, see: http://www.sunymaritime.edu/affirmative-action. SUNY Maritime College is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its students, faculty, staff, volunteers and the general public that use our facilities. Therefore, in order to ensure the hiring of employees of the highest integrity and to maintain a safe campus community, SUNY Maritime College will conduct pre-employment background investigations on all individuals for whom employment is to be offered. Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at email@example.com. If you need a disability related accommodation, please call The Office of Human Resource Services at (718) 409-7303 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (718) 409-7350. It can also be viewed on line by selecting University Police at www.sunymaritime.edu. Application Instructions: Persons interested in the above position should apply online. Please submit: Cover letter Resume/CV Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion will advance Maritime's commitment to inclusive excellence Names and contact information of three professional references Apply at http://maritime.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=155161 Returning Applicants - Login to your SUNY Maritime Careers Account to check your completed application, check/edits your profile or to upload additional documents.
Job posted to this site on November 7th at 3:21pm
Patron Services Assistant at Manhattanville College
About Manhattanville Manhattanville College is an independent, coeducational, liberal arts college located about 30 miles north of New York City on a picturesque campus of 100 acres. The College enrolls a nationally and internationally diverse student body of approximately 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students with over 40% of our students coming from historically underrepresented populations. Building on its heritage of social justice and social activism, the College prepares students through rigorous academic and co-curricular programs, for ethical and socially responsible leadership in a global community. We achieve this through integrated learning that combines classroom rigor with experiential opportunities, leadership with service, intimate attention with global reach, progressive change with enduring values, and social commitment with ethical responsibility. The College is fully committed to an inclusive and culturally diverse faculty, staff and student community. We seek to recruit qualified and diverse candidates who will help us achieve our goal of creating an inclusive community that is welcoming to all people. Manhattanville College is seeking a Patron Services Assistant. The Assistant delivers and promotes in-person Library service to diverse Manhattanville students, faculty, and staff. This position is primarily working evening hours and reports to the Head of Patron Services. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Staff the Library Service Desk Deliver Circulation and basic Reference service to members of the Manhattanville community With the Head of Patron Services, train and oversee approximately 20 part-time student workers Open or close the Library as scheduled Plan and run events featuring Library services, collections, and staff Collect and report data relating to Library operations Collect, compile, and report statistics, including attendance, occupancy, and user satisfaction Manage room scheduling requests Additional duties as assigned Core Competencies/Skills The successful candidate will demonstrate the following key competencies: Work collaboratively with Library and College staff to advance strategic goals of the Library and the College Required Qualifications Associates degree or equivalent One year of successful experience in an academic library Front-line customer service experience Excellent oral and written communication skills Facility with office automation technologies Orientation to detail Excellent analytical, organizational, and interpersonal skills. Ability to work mostly evening hours Ability to work independently Preferred Qualifications Experience with Library Circulation and Reserves functions Successful supervisory experience Experience using the OCLC WMS Library Services platform and Springshare CMS product suite Physical Demands/Other Requirements This position requires persons to: Ability to move and/or lift materials up to 25 pounds Regularly required to stand, walk, bend, kneel, reach, climb, balance, and sit.
Job posted to this site on November 3rd at 6:09pm
Digitization Coordinator at New York Public Library
The New York Public Library seeks an extremely organized, detail-oriented person to serve as the Library’s Digitization Coordinator. The successful candidate will work closely with the Library’s curators, research divisions, digital imaging unit, metadata services, permissions office, rights clearance team, registrar, conservation units, and collections strategy department to shepherd the digitization of the Library’s myriad collections through the digitization workflows so that digitized collection items can be made available as broadly as possible for patron use and reuse.
Job posted to this site on November 3rd at 6:09pm
Associate Director for Access Services (71101) at Pratt Institute
Associate Director for Access Services (71101) Location: Brooklyn, NY Description: The Pratt Institute Libraries are seeking a hands-on and service-oriented leader to join our team as the Associate Director for Access Services (ADAS). The ADAS will lead a department dedicated to creating a welcoming and supportive environment for all community members visiting the libraries on the Brooklyn and Manhattan campuses. As a member of the Libraries' management team, the ADAS works closely with the other department heads, library faculty, and staff to craft a broad range of services designed to meet the evolving academic and co-curricular needs of the Institute's resident and commuter populations. The successful candidate for this position will actively support the Pratt Institute Libraries' educational vision, demonstrating commitment to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in teaching, research, educational support, and community values. The successful candidate for this position will be a proactive library administer who leads by example as they support, develop, and inspire staff in the mission to provide outstanding service and elevate the visibility of the Libraries on the Institute's campuses. Key Essential Duties include the following: • Lead access services provided at the Libraries including print, media, and equipment circulation, course reserves, drop-in research help, and resource sharing. • Direct operations of five service desks across two campus libraries. • Effectively lead and manage a diverse access services team made up of four administrators, five support staff, and a team of student employees. Provide leadership and staff training to foster an environment welcoming to all. • Play a key role in accessibility and equity efforts in the Libraries. Cultivate partnerships with campus leaders to enrich the academic experience and support student success. • Spearhead outreach initiatives promoting library services and resources through the creation of engaging activities, events, tours, posters, publications, and social media strategies. • Work actively with the Libraries' Management Team and others to set policies, procedures, and services that enhance the quality of library use for all patrons. You can view the full description https://drive.google.com/file/d/1JMwe27TihAz1Dj1WgbW5BT8y6jGQUtHO/view?usp=sharing. Salary Range: $90K - 95K + Generous Benefits commensurate with experience and qualifications. Qualifications: Education: MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent required. Experience: Must have a minimum of 2-3 years professional experience in library management in an access services or public services department. Experience working in an academic library is also preferred. Experience managing schedules, budgets and personnel is a must. Experience mentoring professional staff and students is highly desirable. Experience with online circulation and discovery platforms (Innovative Interfaces, Inc.) is essential. Demonstrated effectiveness integrating technology within the access services environment is required. Experience developing and executing effective outreach efforts is highly desirable. Experience working in a consortial lending environment is a plus. Required Skills: Must have demonstrated skills in planning and implementing services and resources; and a strong access services approach, outlook, and commitment. Competence with information technologies and excellent analytical and organizational skills are essential. Must demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary reference practice is essential. Thorough knowledge of information literacy standards and practices is a must. For campus access requirements related to COVID, click https://www.pratt.edu/coronavirus/campus-access/ Pratt Institute gives the creative leaders of tomorrow the knowledge and experience to make a better world. A top-ranked college with opportunities in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The Institute’s impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, an additional historic building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, PrattMWP College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. Since its founding in 1887, Pratt has prioritized diversity and inclusion, welcoming students from all walks of life while developing and sustaining pathways to more equitable workplaces and careers. Today, Pratt and its exceptional faculty pride themselves on being academically excellent as well as adaptable to both in-person and online learning. Pratt students are part of a collaborative, interdisciplinary, research- and inquiry-based education that prepares them for professional and personal success in creative fields and with the goal of contributing to a more just and sustainable world. With a long-held commitment to the communities of New York, Pratt offers a variety of programs for local pre-college and continuing education students in the Pratt Center for Community Development, the Center for Art, Design and Community Engagement, the Pratt Center K-12, and the School for Continuing and Professional Studies. The value of a Pratt education is evident in its graduates' diverse and thriving careers, where their designs, art, work, and environments have reimagined our world. In over 75 countries across the globe, Pratt’s 61,000 alumni are advancing the creative economy and making a positive impact through their remarkable work and research. Application Instructions: To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3564930 Equal Employment Opportunity Statement We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion or belief, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, marital or domestic partnership status, sexual orientation, sex, gender identity or expression, age, disability, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. Pratt Institute recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce. Copyright ©2022 Jobelephant.com Inc. All rights reserved. https://www.jobelephant.com/ jeid-3881d72652a9b147a6c2a2bd8e8440e3
Job posted to this site on November 3rd at 6:08pm
Web Services and Systems Specialist at Montclair State University
Reporting to the Dean of Library Services, the Web Services and Systems Specialist is responsible for Montclair State University’s Sprague Library website design, content strategy and information management systems and platforms. This position is responsible for shaping the library's technological future by exploring and advocating for user-centered library systems and applications that advance the mission of the Sprague Library and Montclair State University. To see the full posting and for instructions on how to apply visit: https://montclair.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/JobOpportunities/job/Web-Services-and-Systems-Specialist_R1002661 EEO/AA Statement Montclair State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action institution with a strong commitment to diversity. Additional information can be found on the website at www.montclair.edu/human-resources/about-us/eo-aa-and-diversity/ Title IX and 34 C.F.R. 106 Policy Montclair State is required by Title IX and 34 C.F.R. 106 not to discriminate on the basis of sex or gender, and does not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in the operation of education programs and activities. The requirement to not discriminate on the basis of sex or gender in the operation of education programs and activities extends to admission and employment. For further details, please visit: https://www.montclair.edu/human-resources/job-seekers/
Job posted to this site on November 3rd at 9:45am
Project Archivist at Stanley Goldberg Artist/Photographer
Job Title: Project Archivist Project Background: The artist photographer Stanley Goldberg is seeking a qualified archivist to help assess, catalog, and preserve a collection assembled throughout his life. The collection includes slides and other materials related to Mr. Goldberg’s multi-media presentations created for major museums, corporations, and the Broadway stage; digital photography; and photographic prints by other photographers. Responsibilities: With the goal of improving access and long-term storage, the consultant will be responsible for organizing, cataloguing, and digitizing a collection that includes documents, slides, films, video, photographs, hard drives, and multimedia material. Deliverables: Complete a collections assessment of physical and digital materials Implement an appropriate database and perform cataloging of collection Recommend and apply preservation methods for long-term storage of physical and digital material Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, or Master's degree in photography with relevant archives experience Experience: Demonstrated understanding of archival principles, methods, skills, and knowledge Ability to assess complex, multi-series collections while applying standards and best practices Knowledge of and practical experience in photography (digital and analog), including management of physical, digitized, and born-digital photographic images Cataloging of visual materials based on standards and best practices Preferred: Experience with collections assessment Experience with database management Experience with digitization of various types of material Schedule & Timeline: This is a part-time project with a flexible schedule. Some remote work might be possible but primarily the consultant will be onsite in the home/studio of Stanley Goldberg. A timeline for completion will be created following an initial assessment of the project materials. Application Materials: CV, Cover Letter, (3) Professional References Location: New York City Compensation: $35 - $50/hour depending on experience Application Email: email@example.com
Job posted to this site on November 2nd at 3:26pm
Collection Management Librarian at New York Academy of Medicine
The Collection Management Librarian maintains the integrity and supports the use of the Library’s physical and digital collections. The Collection Management Librarian reports to the Library Director. For more information, please consult the job posting through the NYAM site; direct questions to Library Director Paul Theerman.
Job posted to this site on November 2nd at 2:27pm
Executive Director - NJLA at New Jersey Library Association (NJ)
Executive Director – New Jersey Library Association (NJ) The Executive Board of the New Jersey Library Association (NJ) seeks a politically astute, determined, and inspirational individual to serve as its next Executive Director. The New Jersey Library Association (NJLA) has been serving library professionals across the state since its inception in 1890. Headquartered in Bordentown, NJ, the organization serves over 1,700 members providing advocacy, professional development opportunities, scholarships, and showcasing what New Jersey libraries have to offer. The Executive Director will manage two part-time staff and an $880,000 budget in support of the organization’s goals. Key initiatives include continuing the dialogue around increased state aid for NJ libraries, bringing professionals together through the Association’s annual conference, helping to create a more diverse and inclusive membership, advocating for intellectual freedom at the state level, and impressing upon the legislature why libraries should be a priority. Responsibilities: The Executive Director will be responsible for responding to and supporting the needs of NJLA membership; collaborating with and reporting to the Executive Board; serving as the Association’s legislative agent maintaining relationships on the state and federal levels; monitoring legislative and regulatory activities related to the association; preparing testimony and public policy statements on behalf of the Association; defining staff duties and establishing performance standards and work schedules; completing business arrangements for conference and other major meetings of the Association including site selection, contract negotiation, exhibits management and general oversight; serving with the President as chief spokesperson for the Association; developing and recommending the annual budget to the Executive Board for approval; and working with the Executive Board to develop, implement, revise and evaluate policies. The Executive Director may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in the job description. Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include five years of progressively more responsible experience in professional library work; three years in an administrative position; or any combination of training or experience which provides the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities; and residency in the state of New Jersey within one year of employment (unless exempted by law). A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited college or university is preferred. The ideal candidate will possess excellent communication skills, strength in advocacy as NJLA’s registered lobbyist, an ability to collaborate with existing library-focused state organizations and be self-motivated to envision a plan for the organization. A commitment to diversity and excellence is a must. The hiring salary range is $115,000 – $130,000 (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, your resume, and your personal equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) statement as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller (firstname.lastname@example.org) This position closes on December 11, 2022. View this announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/njla/.
Job posted to this site on November 2nd at 10:39am
Digital Asset Metadata Management Librarian at Fordham University
RESPONSIBILITIES: Manages the appropriate consistency of collection and item-level description and quality control across all digital collections. Consults with Fordham University stakeholders about best metadata practices, workflows and tools to facilitate research data management. Participates in library digital projects using CONTENTdm or other digital collections software. Keeps abreast of developments in electronic publishing Develops documentation for the creation and application of metadata and provide training and consultation to faculty and library staff. Provides leadership in the development and management of metadata curation and assessment Assists in the development of plans, practices, workflows and priorities with in the unit. Supervises and trains students and staff members working on metadata quality control and database management projects. Creates and maintains local documentation on metadata standards and application guidelines. Develops and provides training to university community regarding resource description and metadata management. Oversees the harvesting of the library’s digital collections for ingestion into larger initiatives (ATLA Digital Library, JSTOR, DPLA, etc.) Ensures copyright compliance on all of the library’s digital initiatives. Prepares grant proposals QUALIFICATIONS: M.L.S. from an ALA accredited institution Experience in creating, editing and transforming metadata Minimum of 2 years’ experience in technical services of an academic library In-depth knowledge of an integrated library system, Sirsi Symphony highly preferred. Experience using OCLC Connexion and CONTENTdm Working knowledge of a variety of resource description standards, formats and schemes including but not limited to RDA, Dublin Core, XML, BIBFRAME, MARC bibliographic and authority formats. Professional experience with non-MARC metadata standards. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a strong commitment to teamwork. Aptitude for technology and a willingness to learn new systems, software and data manipulation tools. Experience in grant writing
Job posted to this site on November 2nd at 10:39am
Research and Outreach Librarian at U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
The Research and Outreach Librarian will be stationed at the Theodore Roosevelt United States Courthouse in Brooklyn, NY with travel to other locations as needed to assist with projects and other research matters.
Job posted to this site on November 1st at 11:32am
Science Librarian at Drexel University Libraries
Drexel University Libraries (DUL) is seeking a highly motivated and innovative librarian with discipline expertise in any of the theoretical, applied, physical or life sciences to advance the Libraries’ vision for information and related literacies as foundational for the development of student self-directed learning and critical thinking. Working collaboratively in the Libraries’ matrixed organizational structure, the Librarian will contribute functional expertise to the Libraries' Information Assistance program and discipline expertise to its Sciences team. The Librarian supports the assessment and quality improvement of information assistance delivery and is actively engaged in providing personal guidance to build student metaliteracy skills. The Librarian also provides discipline-related knowledge of information resources and tools, pedagogy and research to support the teaching and learning needs of faculty, staff and students working in STEM fields
Job posted to this site on November 1st at 11:32am
Library Assistant at United Nations, Dag Hammarskjöld Library
Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Department of Global Communications (DGC), Outreach Division, Dag Hammarskjöld Library. The Library’s primary functions aim to connect Member State delegations, United Nations staff, researchers and world citizens with trusted information/data, facts and human knowledge about and for the UN. It provides a foundation for facilitation, dissemination, use, access to, engagement with, and preservation of information and knowledge in support for the work, principles and mission of the Organization. The incumbent will report to a more senior Librarian or Unit Chief. Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Library Assistant (Scholarly Communications) will be responsible for the following duties: • Implements policies and guidelines relating to digital repository content aggregation of the UN digital record (UN publications and grey literature). • Performs basic library circulation functions, including retrieval, check-out, discharge and recalls of materials. • Registers unit’s incoming and outgoing records in its record keeping system. • Conducts basic research preparatory to updating selected resources. • Performs collection maintenance according to the library’s classification systems and specialized collection arrangements. • Supports more senior library staff in the maintenance and development of electronic and other reference tools, the compilation of bibliographies, item information and controlled vocabulary metadata based on guidelines, standards, cataloguing rules, classification schemes, and other tools. • Assists in the review of UN publications and grey literature, ensuring completeness of UN print and electronic documents collection. • Assists in accessioning, disposition, description, and database updating activities as they relate to individual collections. • Provides support on all aspects of UN scholarly communication management. • Performs initial actions to acquire updated materials. • Satisfies requirements for the procurement, payment and inspection of goods and services using UN applications. • Performs digitization functions, including scanning, creating digital objects and postings to designated repositories. • Participates in production, design and maintenance of library web pages. • Drafts routine responses to enquires for approval of section and/or unit chief. • Provides support to scholarly communications work as required. • Provides administrative support for the Section Chief and undertakes other duties as assigned. Competencies • PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of library operations, ability to undertake relevant research, maintain records in a systematic fashion and retrieve necessary materials with maximum speed and accuracy. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. • TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. • TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology. Education High school diploma or equivalent. Work Experience Five years of experience in library work, information management or related field, including two years in roles devoted to the creation and maintenance of metadata in support of cataloguing, classification and indexing of print and electronic documents and publications using integrated library systems, and information management standards and tools (UN Bibliographic Information System Thesaurus, Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, Machine-Readable Cataloguing) is required. Experience with digital preservation systems is desirable. Applicants for positions subject to local recruitment are required to be authorized to work in the country regardless of where they live at the time of applying for the job opening. Are you authorized to work in the duty station? Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage. Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview. Special Notice Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Applicants who have not passed the GGST at the time of application may be invited for the test after submitting an application. Having passed the Administrative Support Assessment Test [in English] at the United Nations headquarters, Economic Commission for Africa, Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, United Nations Office at Geneva, United Nations Office at Vienna, International criminal tribunal for Rwanda or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia may be accepted in lieu of the GGST. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment. United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment. The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General. Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date. No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATIO
Job posted to this site on October 31st at 12:15pm
Company Archivist at Trisha Brown Dance Company
Trisha Brown Dance Company (TBDC) is a post-modern dance company dedicated to performing and presenting the seminal work of Founding Artistic Director and Choreographer, Trisha Brown (1936-2017), and to enhancing public appreciation of her place in dance and visual art history. Established in 1970, TBDC has toured throughout the world presenting Brown’s work, teaching, and building relationships with audiences and artists alike. TBDC has a range of artistic initiatives; presenting Brown’s dances in a variety of spaces, indoors and out, proscenium and alternative; bringing Brown’s repertory to new audiences via licensing partnerships with other professional dance companies; expanding its educational programming; creating online programming; and placing The Trisha Brown Archives with major cultural institutions. TBDC seeks a Company Archivist to oversee archival ingest, access, and preservation workflows, and to facilitate the placement of Trisha Brown Dance Company holdings with major cultural institutions. In collaboration with all TBDC departments, the Company Archivist will assess and adapt existing policies for the care of archival resources; respond to inquiries and facilitate reference, reproduction, and exhibition loan requests; research rights issues and obtain license agreements for the use of archival materials; and liaise with acquiring institution(s) to comply with their expectations for delivery of holdings. Principle Responsibilities: Facilitates ongoing conversations about the placement of Trisha Brown Dance Company holdings and prepares collections for ingest by major cultural institutions Coordinates the appraisal of archival materials and other Estate and TBDC holdings Provides virtual reference services for Company staff and outside researchers Responds to reproduction and loan requests and ensures the timely the execution of agreements Collaborates cross-departmentally to research, record, and further develop record keeping standards, best practices, and a Company-wide records retention program Organizes, catalogs, and preserves the Company’s digital and physical holdings according to establish policies and best practices Researches and coordinates copyright statements, and obtains licenses for use of archival materials Manages departmental budget, liaises with vendors, and facilitates payment of invoices Collaborates on the preparation of grant applications and reports Recruits, trains, and supervises archives interns and volunteer workers Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent degree, with concentration in archival studies A minimum of three years’ experience as a professional archivist arranging and describing archival materials Thorough understanding of professional standards and best practices for archives and records management Knowledge of Mac OS platform required Experience with physical and digital audiovisual materials and modern editing software is desired Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills and a thorough and detail-oriented approach to all tasks Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as well as to meet project goals and deadlines Ability to lift and carry storage boxes weighing up to 30 lbs TBDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to building a culturally diverse staff and an inclusive work environment, and strongly encourages people of all backgrounds, abilities, gender expressions, ethnicities, races, sexual orientations, religions, and nationalities to apply. The Company Archivist will report to the Executive Director. This is a full-time position with employee benefits; including health insurance; with a salary range of $43,000 - $53,000 depending on experience. We’ve transitioned to remote work due the COVID-19 pandemic and are likely to keep a partially remote schedule once a return to on-site work is deemed safe. To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and salary expectations to Executive Director, Barbara Dufty, at email@example.com.
Job posted to this site on October 28th at 2:47pm
Librarian I at Bridgeport Public Library
The Bridgeport Public Library in Bridgeport, CT is seeking to fill a full time (40hrs. per week) Librarian l position at our (soon to open) Beardsley Branch. The successful candidate is energetic, creative, team-oriented, and knowledgeable with respect to adult, YA and children’s literature, familiar with computers, online databases, 3D printing, social media and desirous of working in a very diverse urban environment. Good oral and written communication skills are essential. Duties include, but are not limited to creating library programs; instructing library patrons in information gathering, research skills and digital literacy skills. Candidates must be available to work nights and weekends, and be able to bend and lift at least 25 pounds. Familiarity with web page design (WordPress), audio visual equipment, gaming equipment, and the ability to speak additional languages (especially Spanish) are highly desirable skills. EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required. One or more years of professional experience in a library setting a plus, but recent library school graduates are encouraged to apply. Summary of Benefits: Health, limited Dental & Vision, Life Insurance, 13 paid holidays, up to 4 weeks vacation, 3 Personal and 10 sick days per fiscal year, optional Deferred Compensation Plan, and a City Credit Union. This position is a member of the Bridgeport City Supervisors Association (Union) after successful completion of a 6-month probationary period. Starting Salary: $64,227 To apply: Please send resume, cover letter and professional references to Assistant City Librarian John Soltis: firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm Monday, November 17, 2022. The Bridgeport Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employerand values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA
Job posted to this site on October 28th at 2:38pm
Librarian I - Part Time at Bridgeport Public Library
19 hrs. per week. The Bridgeport Public Library in Bridgeport, CT is seeking to fill a part time Librarian l position. The successful candidate is an energetic, creative, detail-oriented team player, familiar with cataloging rules and procedures, able to perform a variety of database management duties related to acquisition, serials, cataloging, electronic resources and collection maintenance. The successful candidate has: Good oral and written communication skills. Strong analytical, problem solving and organizational skills. Knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues and best practices in e-resources management and assessment. Must be able to work independently and be self-directed. Working independently under general supervision of the head of the library’s Technical Services department, duties will include but are not limited to: Editing bibliographic records and running various reports. Physically processing books, DVDs, Audiobooks, CDs and magazines. Performing various acquisition functions including entering acquisition invoices. Suggesting items to add, replace or withdraw from the collection in assigned areas. Upgrading copy catalog records. Attending Bibliomation and other related meetings both on and off site. Interlibrary loan functions. Providing acquisition and cataloging training to other staff. Reading professional journals and other materials to keep informed of the latest developments in the field. Candidates must be available to work nights and weekends, and be able to bend and lift at least 25 pounds. EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required. One or more years of professional experience in Technical Services in a library setting a plus, but recent library school graduates are encouraged to apply. Starting Salary: $30.87 per hour To apply: Please send resume, cover letter and professional references to Assistant City Librarian John Soltis: email@example.com by 5:00 pm Monday, November 17 2022. The Bridgeport Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA
Job posted to this site on October 26th at 4:13pm
Library Director at Nyack (NY) Library
Director of the Nyack Library, Nyack, NY The Nyack Library Board of Trustees seeks a dynamic, visionary, and action-oriented library professional to lead its vibrant Association library. Our new Director will lead the library into the future to ensure that all 15,000 residents in our service area are served. That includes rethinking our space, right sizing our collections, expanding our service programs, and engaging our staff and residents. The library is at the heart of our community and enjoys wide support. We offer a wide variety of popular programs and services including maintaining a diverse collection and outstanding early literacy, teen, and adult programs. The Director will collaborate with the Library’s Board of Trustees, the governments of our local service area, Nyack Public Schools, a wide array of community organizations including the Friends of Nyack Library, and other stakeholders to bring high-energy leadership to help fulfill the library’s mission. The Director should be experienced in responding to library trends, using technology in libraries and effectively managing a $3.14 million annual budget, a 34,000-sf facility (including a historic Carnegie Library and two modern additions), and a staff of 15 FT and 39 PT unionized employees. Nyack Library’s recently completed long range plan provides a roadmap for the library’s future with a commitment to community engagement, equity, diversity, and inclusion, and continuous improvement of library services. We offer a highly competitive salary in the $125,000 range commensurate with previous directorship experience and a proven record of results. The Village of Nyack is often high on lists of best places to live in NY. Just 25 miles from midtown New York, Nyack is a picturesque town situated on the banks of the Hudson River in the southernmost part of Rockland County, NY, just across the Hudson from Westchester County. Nyack offers top rated schools along with many community organizations, numerous local parks and hiking trails, and a bustling downtown with many local eateries, retailers, and galleries. Qualifications An ALA accredited master’s degree in Library/Information Science is required as well as eligibility for a NY State Public Librarian Certification, with previous experience as a public library director preferred. Our ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years’ experience working in a library setting, along with a proven track record of public library leadership, administration, and management The Nyack Library is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. For consideration, please email a pdf with your cover letter, resume and three references to: firstname.lastname@example.org Questions and inquiries may be addressed to Alan Burger at email@example.com or Leslie Burger at firstname.lastname@example.org. Confidential review of applications and interviews will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Job posted to this site on October 26th at 4:13pm
Contingent Part Time Circulation Clerk** at Great Neck Library
Contingent Part Time Circulation Clerk** The Great Neck Library is seeking friendly, approachable part time clerk for the Circulation department to greet, guide and assist our patrons in person and on the telephone. **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: Registering patrons for library cards Checking library materials in and out Answering and routing telephone calls and providing routine information Perform basic keyboarding skills and have the ability to use computer programs for circulation functions. Knowledge of Sierra a plus. Work independently, accurately, and with attention to detail Shelving of Library Materials 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: Shift includes Nights and Saturdays. Sundays as needed. Starting Salary: $18.00 Per Hour. This is a Union Position and is Non-Civil Service. Reply with resume, cover letter, and references by 11/8/2022: 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 October 26th at 4:12pm
Collections Assistant at New York University - Bobst Library
Position Summary: Assist with collection and stack maintenance activities, edit and merge records, add copies, label books, transfer to different locations, withdraw missing items from database, add bar codes, etc. Process new materials according to established procedures. Maintain acquisition records. Shelve library materials, including books and periodicals. Provide assistance to patrons. Review bibliographic information for a variety of materials including replacements, added volumes, related editions, etc. Update and verify a variety of catalogue information in online library databases, within guidelines. Perform other clerical duties as assigned. Qualifications: Required Education: High School diploma or equivalent. Required Experience: 1 year of library-related experience. Experience providing customer service. Preferred Experience: Some library-related work experience. Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Ability to operate/maintain basic library equipment (e.g., photocopy machine, microform reader). Proficiency with basic word processing and database software. Knowledge of/ability to update, edit and search a variety of online library databases. Must be able to lift heavy objects. Additional Information: NYU aims to be among the greenest urban campuses in the country and carbon neutral by 2040. Learn more at nyu.edu/nyugreen. EOE/AA/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity
Job posted to this site on October 24th at 6:18pm
Executive Director - RAILS at RAILS - Reaching Across Illinois Library System (IL)
Executive Director – Reaching Across Illinois Library System (IL) The Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) Board of Directors seeks a visionary, innovative, and highly collaborative Executive Director to lead an award-winning, nationally recognized multitype library system into the future. Formed in 2011 from the merger of five library systems, RAILS provides a wide variety of innovative programs and services to support approximately 1,300 libraries of all sizes and types (academic, public, school, and specialized). These libraries include over 4,200 facilities across a 27,000 square mile area in northern and west-central Illinois. The RAILS mission statement is: We Connect Libraries, and RAILS is all about connections. The system connects libraries to each other by helping them share resources as widely as possible, including physical materials, e-resources, best practices, and knowledge. The system connects libraries to information by providing continuing education, consulting, and other resources to help libraries stay on top of relevant issues and meet current and anticipated challenges. This includes developing activities and initiatives to promote equity, diversity, and inclusion and helping libraries to do the same. RAILS works hard to build effective relationships with staff at member libraries and the system has an excellent reputation. RAILS also collaborates with like-minded partners throughout the state of Illinois to advocate for additional funding and other resources for libraries, and the system also helps libraries promote their value to important stakeholders. A current list of RAILS programs and services is available on the RAILS website. Though the system’s focus will always be on connections, RAILS is light on its feet, and is constantly looking for new and more effective ways to meet member needs, including the potential future needs members may not yet be aware of. RAILS is a very collaborative, member-focused organization, and the RAILS staff is one of the system’s greatest assets. The Executive Director works closely with staff to improve current offerings and to envision new programs and services to serve all member libraries more effectively. RAILS is headquartered in Burr Ridge, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Downtown Chicago and its outlying suburbs provide every amenity possible from professional sports teams to world-class museums and cultural institutions to excellent cuisine and events year-round. Since RAILS covers such a broad geographic area, the Executive Director will also have the opportunity to explore other parts of the state as well, including hiking and biking trails along the Mississippi River, and state parks such as Starved Rock, the Grand Canyon of the Midwest. Responsibilities: The Executive Director is employed by and reports to the RAILS Board of Directors and is responsible for the overall management and administration of the system. This includes managing an annual budget of $15.1 million and ultimate responsibility for 94 staff positions across five facilities. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to providing executive leadership in the overall administration and management of a multitype library system; maintaining a systemwide, statewide, national, and global perspective consistent with the system’s mission statement and strategic plan; formulating an overall strategic vision; working closely with the system board, staff, and member libraries to develop and implement services responsive to member needs; and fostering a success-oriented, member-focused, innovative, and accountable organization. Qualifications: An MLS degree from an ALA-accredited library school, a minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible library management experience with five years at the senior and/or executive level including supervision of professional and supervisory staff are required. Preferred qualifications include someone who is highly collaborative and effective at building and maintaining relationships with RAILS staff, staff at member libraries, and others. The ideal candidate will also possess knowledge of and experience working with the Illinois legislative process affecting libraries; knowledge of the principles and practices of library system administration; hands-on experience in long-range planning and budgeting; and proven experience operating and influencing within a political environment. Compensation: The hiring salary range is $155,000 – $175,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package. For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or PDF attachments to Briana Trudell. This position closes on Sunday, November 27, 2022. View the announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/rails/.
Job posted to this site on October 21st at 4:58pm
Director - East Orange Public Library (NJ) at East Orange Public Library (NJ)
Director – East Orange Public Library (NJ) The East Orange Public Library (NJ) Board of Trustees seek a dynamic, motivated, and politically savvy leader to be its next Director. Serving over 68,000+ residents with a $4.4 million budget and 36 FTE from a single location, the library is a necessary and critical resource to its community. The nine-member board desires a director who will promote the library by establishing connections through outreach and advocacy in the community. Key initiatives include completing the ongoing library renovation process; reestablishing the community’s connection to library services and programs post-pandemic; maintaining and growing the organization’s relationship with the city and local partners; and shepherding the library through a strategic planning process. As a part of the greater metropolitan New York area, East Orange provides all the amenities of big-city life with a small-town feel. Nicknamed “The Crossroads of New Jersey,” East Orange is conveniently located at the intersection of the Garden State Parkway and Interstate 280, just several miles from Newark Liberty International Airport and less than 30 minutes from New York City with two train stations that offer direct service to midtown Manhattan. Comprised of five distinct wards, East Orange is a diverse cultural mecca of people representing countries from around the globe (including Africa and the Caribbean) and combines the best of urban and suburban living. Spacious and affordable housing, main commercial corridors, distinctive Caribbean and Southern cuisine, a growing population of young professionals, transit access, and historic green spaces make East Orange a quintessential city to call home. Responsibilities: The Library Director oversees program planning, directing, and integrating library programs and departments; establishes internal library policies and procedures; assists in the development and planning of the library budget and funding; controls library expenditures; recruits and assigns new employees, supervises work, and establishes work schedules; and prepares and oversees the preparation of clear, accurate, and informative narrative and statistical reports. Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science in a library program accredited by the American Library Association is required. The ideal candidate will possess experience leading in a union environment, create an open, honest, and positive work culture; communicate transparently and fairly with staff; understand the needs of an urban community; enable staff to provide creative and dynamic services and programming; and implement new and appropriate technologies for a library. Compensation: The hiring salary range is $105,000 – $125,000 (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 Brian C. Hare (firstname.lastname@example.org). This position closes on Sunday, December 4, 2022. View this announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/east-orange/.
Job posted to this site on October 21st at 4:09pm
Public Engagement Librarian at New York Academy of Medicine
Creating programs and products based in history, the humanities, and the arts, the Public Engagement Librarian informs, educates, and engages the public on topics in medicine and public health and the Library’s collections, work, and programs. The Public Engagement Librarian reports to the Library Director. For more information, please consult the job posting through the NYAM site; direct questions to Library Director Paul Theerman.
Job posted to this site on October 21st at 4:09pm
Librarian III - Head of Public Services at Bridgeport Public Library, Bridgeport CT
The Bridgeport Public Library in Bridgeport, CT is seeking a Head of the Burroughs-Saden Public Services Department to supervise library services and programming for a very diverse community. The successful candidate is highly motivated, energetic, creative, team and task oriented, possessing excellent organizational skills. Good oral and written communication skills are essential. Duties include, but are not limited to staff development, supervision and scheduling; collection assessment and development, creating library programs; instructing library patrons in information gathering, research skills and digital literacy skills; conducting regular community needs assessments in order to create tailored services and programs for the Burroughs-Saden service area. Candidates must be available to work nights and weekends, have a driver’s license and be able to bend and lift at least 25 pounds. EDUCATION/QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program required. Three or more years of professional supervisory experience in a public library setting preferred. Summary of Benefits: Health, limited Dental & Vision, Life Insurance, 13 paid holidays, up to 4 weeks vacation, 3 Personal and 10 sick days per fiscal year, optional Deferred Compensation Plan, and a City Credit Union. This position is a member of the Bridgeport City Supervisors Association (Union). Starting Salary: $87,222 To apply: Please send resume, cover letter and professional references to Assistant City Librarian John Soltis: email@example.com by 5:00 pm Monday, October 31, 2022. The Bridgeport Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity at all levels of the workforce. EOE/AA