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Job posted to this site on July 13th at 7:27pm
Head of Youth Services at Mahwah Public Library
The Mahwah Public Library seeks a creative and enthusiastic professional to lead its dynamic and bustling Youth Services Department. The successful candidate will have a strong interest in collections, programs and services for youth from birth through teens and be passionate about working in a team-based and customer-focused environment. Under the general supervision of the Library Director, the Head of Youth Services manages the daily operation of the Youth Services department in a way that reinforces the Library’s standing as a leader in the community and profession. He or she will be a collaborative leader with demonstrated team building and leadership skills. As a key member of the Library’s management team, the Head of Youth Services will contribute to the planning and implementation of policies and procedures that enhance the Library’s wide-ranging public service initiatives for children from birth through teens. The successful candidate will be passionate about great customer service and have an innovative, forward-thinking vision of how public libraries can best serve their communities in the 21st century and a willingness to embrace and facilitate change. The Library undertakes continuous improvement through proactive collection management, programming, outreach, online services and operational efficiency. Above all, we are dedicated to providing exemplary customer service to our community every day. The successful candidate will possess a MLS or comparable degree, a minimum of one year's experience as a professional librarian. They will be passionate about great customer service, have an innovative, forward-thinking vision of how public libraries can best serve their communities in the 21st century and a willingness to embrace and facilitate change. Experience leading a dynamic team is strongly preferred. This is a 35 hr/wk FLSA-exempt position with a competitive starting salary of $66,500-71,500, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits, including medical/dental and paid time off, are included. Professional growth, including mentoring and participation in regional professional activities, are encouraged. Interested parties should send a cover letter, resume, and three (3) professional references to Kurt Hadeler, Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Preference will be given to applications received by Friday, August 12, 2022. Interested individuals should be aware that the New Jersey First Act requires employees of all public employers to reside in or establish residency in the State of New Jersey within one year unless otherwise exempted under the law.
Job posted to this site on July 13th at 1:45pm
Manager of Circulation Services at Rochester Institute of Technology
RIT Libraries seeks a forward thinking, customer focused Manager of Circulation Services to join our Access Services team. Student success is the cornerstone of our work and student employees form the backbone of Circulation Services. We foster a supportive and inclusive culture through mentoring and celebrating student achievements. Successful candidates will thrive in a collaborative environment and have a passion for working with young adults. The Manager will work collaboratively to lead the development, assessment, and improvement of Circulation Services. The Manager will serve on the library’s leadership team, contributing to the development of RIT Libraries strategic priorities. They will lead Circulation Services and supervise a team of 2 full-time staff and 8 student supervisors. Circulation staff work closely with colleagues in the Information Delivery Services Department as part of the Access Services team to support circulation, reserves, stacks management, and interlibrary loan services. RIT Libraries serve a diverse student body, including a large population of Deaf/Hard of Hearing students and faculty. The successful candidate will be encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to learn American Sign Language. Apply on RIT's Career Zone website. Application review will begin on August 1, 2022. Primary Responsibilities Leads Circulation Services including the circulation, collection management, and reserves functions of Access Services. Establishes and documents policies and procedures related to circulation. Ensures, through staff and student employees, an excellent customer experience for all patrons. Leads the continuous improvement of circulation services through assessment and service evaluation. Participates in library-wide strategic planning in support of the mission of RIT Libraries. Participates in cross functional teams to promote collaboration between circulation services and other library departments. Required Minimum Qualifications 3 years in customer service 1 year of supervisory experience Specialized Skills Demonstrated project management skills Excellent written and verbal communication skills Excellent collaboration skills Experience working with diverse populations Preferred Education or Experience Demonstrated experience providing access and user services in a library, preferably an academic library Familiarity with an integrated library system, especially its circulation functions. Experience supervising young adults Familiarity with spreadsheet software, such as Microsoft Excel Master’s Degree (Library science or related field) Additional Information Evening and weekend work may be required. About the Library During the summer of 2023, RIT Libraries will be moving its circulating collection back into a renovated Wallace Library. The Manager of Circulation Services will be a vital part of the team overseeing the movement of this collection into the renovated spaces. The circulation desk in the renovated library will be a primary service point for a multi-building complex, and circulation services staff must have a strong focus on customer service. Additional Details The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the workplace. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, and you wish to discuss potential accommodations related to your application for employment at RIT, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Careers@rit.edu. As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employee’s pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RIT’s Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit Diversity at RIT or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 135,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at rit.edu.
Job posted to this site on July 13th at 1:16pm
Web Services & Systems Librarian at Teachers College, Columbia University
Job Summary/Basic Function: The Gottesman Libraries aspire to excellence in advancing and sharing transformative knowledge to develop informed and engaged thinkers and leaders in the educational, psychological, and health professions. We envision the library, beyond walls, as heart and soul for the exchange of thoughts and ideas that inform a smarter, healthier, and more equitable world enlightened by history, leadership, and innovation. We invite applications for the position of Web Services and Systems Librarian. This position is responsible for managing the Gottesman Libraries' online presence and developing user-facing library services, systems, and applications. The Web Services & Systems Librarian is a technologically proficient and experienced, collegial professional who works with library and college staff to ensure high standards of service and optimal user engagement. Responsibilities include: Manage and develop user-facing library services, systems, and applications that support academic research, including the library website, chat reference, knowledge curation, room reservations, library services platform (LSP), and discovery layer Assist in developing user assessments and usability studies; analyze usage statistics and usability results; and provide reports and other information as needed to help with planning across Gottesman’s digital presence and encourage favorable usage Collaborate with librarians and colleagues across the College on committees and projects to coordinate and strengthen library technology services, including patron counters, printing, scanning, digital signage, repository, and more Develop and document internal processes and procedures to support operations within the Gottesman Libraries Orient library systems to reinforce the commitment to the College's mission and to building diversity, equity, and inclusion in academic library services and practices, with emphasis on ADA accessibility Monitor industry trends and best practices and recommend improvements to existing tools and workflows as appropriate Minimum Qualifications: Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution Experience in website design, application of web accessibility standards, content management systems (T4), XHTML, HTML, CSS, and text and image editing software Experience administering LSP, ILS or other library systems and applications like Ex Libris Alma/Primo VE, Leganto, and Springshare Suite (LibGuides, LibCal) Experience with designing and/or running user experience testing Ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience, work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively as a team member, and establish cooperative working relationships with colleagues Ability to provide effective user support services including consulting, training, and documentation 3-5 years of experience Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated experience using APIs and web services for integration and data retrieval including protocols and standards like OpenURL, NCIP, DOI, OAI-PMH, Z39.50 Experience in an academic or research library
Job posted to this site on July 13th at 1:15pm
Resource Sharing Delivery Services Supervisor at New York University - Bobst Library
Position Summary: Reporting to the Head of Access, Delivery, and Resource Sharing Services, the RSDS Supervisor is responsible for directing the daily operations, staffing, and service delivery for global and local delivery services (scanning and paging) and the full range of resource sharing programs including interlibrary loan, RAPID-ILL, EAST, and E-ZBorrow. As a resource-sharing practitioner, this position responds to and oversees the resolution of complex, non-routine requests/service issues; designs and implements new workflows; establishes expectations and accountability for RSDS staff, and ensures information about our services is accurate on a variety of platforms (e.g., Libraries web pages, E-ZBorrow wiki, OCLC, ILLiad forms). As an operational point person, the RSDS Supervisor advocates for and contributes to complex projects to improve NYU user access to resource sharing and delivery services. The RSDS Supervisor oversees ADRSS service points one weekend day (including intervening with patrons when necessary). Required Education: Bachelor's Degree Required Experience: 2+ years At least 2 years' relevant experience in a library environment, including staff supervision and work with either interlibrary loan systems or library circulation systems; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities: Excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent customer service skills, ability to multitask and work with a diverse population, both domestic and international, including students, faculty, and staff at other libraries. Ability to work occasionally variable shifts (including evenings and weekends). Ability to use standard word processing, spreadsheet and database software proficiency. 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 July 12th at 4:00pm
Library Director at Ruth Keeler Memorial Library
Position Overview The Library Director serves as the chief administrator of the Library under the direction of the Board of Trustees and is responsible for all aspects of the Library’s day-to-day operations. The Library Director has responsibility for providing leadership, implementing policy and recommending, designing, supervising, and evaluating an active program of educational, cultural and information services relevant to the North Salem community. The Library Director is also responsible for working with the Board on fundraising, policy development and longer-term financial, strategic capital and operational planning. The Library Director is responsible for all areas of work described below. Provision of Library Services and patrons of all ages Acquisition and management of collections that meet the needs of the public; developing guidelines for such purposes Circulation of library materials along with related record keeping & procedures Development and provision of programs; envision and interpret community needs, developing new programs and services for all segments of it Actively manage PR/communications/website/social media to always be relevant and timely Ensures that the library environment, facilities, and services meet patron needs, are easy to use, accessible, and maintained appropriately Supports and participates in library special events, committees, and task forces Carries out any other duties within the scope, spirit, and purpose of the job Coordinates library services as needed to serve patrons in community group settings (may include story times; book discussions, "how-to" training about library resources, etc.) Facilities Management Work closely with the Library Board to identify and define work necessary to ensure proper maintenance and safety of the library building and grounds Oversee such work performed by the custodial staff and contractors Assess and anticipate future facility needs as part of capital planning with the Board Human Resource Management Develop and maintain a staffing plan Develop a continuity of operations plan to ensure continuation of essential library functions during unforeseen events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic Train, develop, supervise retain and hire qualified, motivated staff Perform annual reviews for all staff members Oversee any volunteer programs Ensure the personnel manual is current, and understood and complied with by staff Provide any necessary training, particularly any required by law or regulation (fire, active shooter, harassment, etc.) Encourage and provide the staff with professional training Participate in professional development for self; this may include general management workshops, NYLA, PLA conferences for training and networking among others. Financial Management and Reporting Work closely with library treasurer to prepare the annual operating budget for approval by the Board Work with the bookkeeper and accountant to ensure that all needed reports are accurate and timely Manage the execution of the library budget and its various funds (operating, capital, investment) Work with the Board treasurer to provide the board with monthly financial reports Coordinates and works closely with the Library Board on execution of all programming and fundraising activities and maintenance of donor records Prepare NYS annual report Research and apply for grants Work with the Board to develop multi-year financial and capital plans Governance Maintain a strong, open, and constructive relationship with the Board, enlisting its assistance as appropriate Ensure the Board is kept fully informed of all critical matters by maintaining open lines of communication Prepare the library Board monthly meeting agenda and necessary reports in coordination with the Board president Regularly meet with the Library Board and its committees to discuss and plan policy and priority recommendations; attends monthly Board Meetings; supervises the preparation of reports and collection of data and presents their report at each, the “Director’s Report” Assist in the orientation and education of new Board members Closely work with Board president on annual appeal and Board Fundraising Committee on execution of annual events; oversee DonorPerfect database for accurate donor records Maintain confidentiality of Board matters Perform other duties as may be assigned by the Library Board Leadership/vision Serving as the public face of the library; interfacing/liaising with members of the community, community organizations (including the RKML Visiting Committee and RKML Friends of the Library), municipal bodies (Town of North Salem) and other government bodies (County, State and Federal) as required Continually improve own skills through professional development Keeping the library current and innovative by continuously improving and updating services, types of media and technologies to enhance our patrons’ experience in the library Working with the Library Board to develop a vision for the longer-term future of the library, including making recommendations as to the future direction and needs of the library Representing the Library in the Westchester Library System and actively represent the library at Public Library Director’s Association (PLDA) for Westchester County.
Job posted to this site on July 12th at 9:55am
University Librarian at Fairleigh Dickinson University
Under the direction of the Associate University Librarian for Technical Services, the Digital Initiatives Librarian will spearhead library-wide efforts to advance open access initiatives, provide scholarly publishing guidance and training to researchers and scholars including copyright and fair use, and manage and maintain the library’s institutional repository. The incumbent will lead and support efforts to develop and promote a sustainable campus community of practice surrounding open access and digital initiatives through advocacy, seeking out contributors, marketing and collaboration efforts with the University community particularly within the digital humanities. The librarian is responsible for new and ongoing digitization projects, provides copyright guidance to users, advocates for access, creation and use of open access in support of the libraries and University’s mission. 1. MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited library school. Additional Master’s Degree in a discipline related to courses of study offered at Fairleigh Dickinson University preferred. 2. Five years professional experience working in scholarly communications field, preferably in an academic library setting. Experience managing digital initiatives, copyright, fair use, open access materials and institutional repositories required. 3. Experience with Open Educational Resources including identification, dissemination, adoption and assessment of affordable course content. 4. Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers (Microsoft suite), various software, Web and library relevant information technology applications. 5. Knowledge of current trends in scholarly communications in higher education setting and commitment to professional development. 6.Effective analytical skills to quickly assess and resolve library procedural and system issues. 7. Project management experience with effective organizational skills to work on several projects simultaneously while continuing to meet schedules and implementation dates. 8. Ability to work independently with strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills. 9. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with internal and external parties and diverse constituencies, including administration, staff, faculty, students, and vendors. 10. Experience with instruction and staff training; excellent written and oral communication skills. 11. Knowledge of OCLC WMS, MARC records, RDA, AACR2, LCSNH experience with original cataloging preferred.
Job posted to this site on July 12th at 9:54am
Librarian, Adult Services & Programs at Bedford Hills Free Library
Bedford Hills Free Library seeks a self-motivated professional to assume the position of Librarian, Adult Services & Programs. S/he shares the leadership’s 21 century vision for library service and is responsible for developing and managing library materials collections as well as planning and coordinating programs and services for adults. The Bedford Hills Free Library is an association library serving the hamlet of Bedford Hills in the Town of Bedford, located an hour north of New York City. The Library is a member of the Westchester Library Service (WLS). Since marking the Centennial of its founding in 2015, the Library has launched an Early Literacy Initiative, a robust Summer Reading Program, outreach to a diverse constituency, and exciting collaborative partnerships. The Library is now poised to expand its reach and impact by developing services and programs through curation of content, technological and digital access and information, creative programs for adults, and facilities improvement. This is an exciting opportunity for an intelligent, energetic, and forward-thinking librarian to have a positive impact within our Library, community, and beyond. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Develop and manage the adult collection and reference services. This includes electronic resources (audio and e-books, digital resources, etc.). Coordinate tech training and one-on-one support for patrons. Work with the Executive Director to develop new initiatives for adults and to manage events such as book groups, workshops, community reads, or public forums. Oversee acquisitions manager, clerks, and volunteers assigned to assist with tech services, collection maintenance, or services for adults. Provide guidance and support to circulation staff to ensure exceptional and friendly patron service and public interface. Research and prepare content for reader’s advisory, ready reference, website, or social media platforms other strategies to connect adult patrons with library resources. Participate in planning ways to optimize the library facility; create displays, signage, and other methods to attract visitors and provide a pleasing learning environment. Participate in evaluating needs of an economically and ethnically diverse community and help to develop new services to stimulate thinking, life-long learning, and civic engagement. Actively promote services and programs, including community outreach and engagement. Keep abreast of library trends and technology through professional organizations, system meetings, and professional development opportunities. Attend strategic planning and staff meetings, prepare annual goals, action plans, and budgets; maintain statistical information and produce reports about activity. Adhere to policies and procedures. QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS An MLS/MLIA degree from an ALA-accredited program is required. At least 5 years of experience and professional aptitude with library collections, reference, programming, technology, and/or services for adults. High level of proficiency with computers/technology, Inter-Library System (experience with Evergreen is a plus) as well as digital resources (e-books, streaming, etc.) social media platforms, and websites. Good judgment and ability to establish effective working relationships with a diverse community of patrons and team of staff and volunteers. Strong initiative, creativity, flexibility, and a positive attitude. Excellent written and oral communication skills, including public speaking. Ability to effectively organize time and resources, aptitude with administrative systems. Bilingual in Spanish is not required, but highly desirable. The Bedford Hills Free Library is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender, age, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law. Employees of Bedford Hills Free Library must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Job posted to this site on July 12th at 9:54am
Part-Time Reference and Instruction Librarian at McEntegart Hall Library, St. Joseph's University, Brooklyn Campus
St. Joseph’s University invites applications for a part-time reference and instruction librarian for the McEntegart Library on the Brooklyn Campus, located in the historic neighborhood of Clinton Hill. Reference responsibilities include staffing the reference desk, providing remote information (chat) services, updating subject guides, and collection management. The instructional services role includes teaching information literacy skills to undergraduate students enrolled in freshman seminars, writing courses, and core curriculum offerings. Additional projects will be assigned based upon librarian strengths and the needs of the library. The regular (academic semester) weekly schedule is Monday through Thursday from 8:30 am – 2:00 pm, plus two Saturdays per month. There will be a reduced schedule during the summer and intersessions. Successful candidates will possess excellent communication skills and adhere to scheduled hours by punctual, regular attendance. A courteous, tactful, professional demeanor should epitomize all interactions, including strict maintenance of confidentiality of user records. Any changes in local/state/federal guidelines to ensure health and safety may revise the responsibilities and requirements of the position. REQUIRED: Completed MLS/MLIS/MS degree from an ALA-accredited institution Professional-level proficiency in database searching and technology skills Demonstrated ability to teach students at the post-secondary level References from professional librarians or graduate-level library school faculty DESIRED: Familiarity with LibGuide software and a learning management system (e.g., Canvas) Ability to create online tutorials for campus-based and distance education students Experience providing reference and information services in person and remotely Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preference will be given to credentials received by 5 pm on Wednesday, July 20, 2022. Send cover letter and resume/CV in one file (MS Word or pdf) addressed to Dr. Elizabeth Pollicino Murphy, Executive Director of Libraries, at Callahan.Instruction@sjcny.edu (SUBJECT LINE: PT Librarian). Only electronic submissions will be accepted (i.e., no phone inquiries or hard copy materials).
Job posted to this site on July 12th at 9:53am
Head, Reference and Reader Services at Teachers College, Columbia University
Posting Summary: The Gottesman Libraries aspire to excellence in advancing and sharing transformative knowledge to develop informed and engaged thinkers and leaders in the educational, psychological, and health professions. The Gottesman Libraries seeks a Head of Reference and Reader Services. This position is responsible for working with other librarians to strengthen library services; document relevant procedures and policies; and recommend and implement innovative service models. The incumbent must be highly dedicated to patron-facing library services and high professionalism in the delivery of reference, instruction, information skills training; publishing; and circulation, including the resolution of patron accounts. Job Summary/Basic Function: The Gottesman Libraries seeks a Head of Reference and Reader Services. This position is responsible for working with other librarians to strengthen library services; document relevant procedures and policies; and recommend and implement innovative service models. The incumbent must be highly dedicated to patron-facing library services and high professionalism in the delivery of reference, instruction, information skills training; publishing; and circulation, including the resolution of patron accounts. Reporting to the Library Director, the Head of Reference and Reader Services will play a key role in managing a small number of professional staff and collegially raising the production, effectiveness, and visibility of research, information, and access services for the Teachers College, Columbia University community. Entailed is a collaborative focus on growing excellence in service to meet changing needs; application of resources for open and digital scholarship to enhance research; and building on initiatives that support diversity, equity, and inclusion. We invite applications from candidates who, through their experience, and/or service, will contribute to the diversity and advancement of the College community. Job Duties: Lead and coach the public services team in the delivery of reference and reader services, and in so doing document processes to fulfill objectives that meet or exceed the demands of a graduate research library. Conduct and promote best practices for tailored and/or specialized research services, including course-specific instructional sessions; individual research consultations; and mindful, timely response to patrons to strengthen research, information, and access via online support, chat, and in-person desk assistance. Actively publish new research and information tools on the library's platforms, including: academic program research guides, FAQs, tutorials, training documentation, with special attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Collaborate with the Head of Technical Services and colleagues in the application and promotion of open and digital scholarship, and fulfillment of policies and practices that support access to resources, acquired or open. Collaborate with the Library Director and others on reporting, writing, and planning to demonstrate high professional standard and emerging areas of need in reference, instruction, and circulation. Participate in select coordinated collection development, including outreach to faculty on research and access needs. Participate on campus committees, engage in professional development, and perform other duties to ensure growth. Minimum Qualifications: – Master's in Library Science (MLS) or Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS) – Supervisory experience of professional staff – Knowledge of best practices in public services – Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively as a team member, and establish cooperative working relationships with colleagues – Ability to provide effective user support services including consulting, training, and documentation – Facility with a range of technology, including ILS, higher education administrative software, content management and information sharing systems – Excellence in communication and organization skills – 3-5 years of experience in library research services – 1-2 years of experience in library access services Preferred Qualifications: – Experience in an academic or research library – Experience using exLibris Alma and Primo VE
Job posted to this site on July 12th at 9:53am
Digitization/Cataloging Archivist at New York Transit Museum
The New York Transit Museum is seeking an experienced temporary grant-based Project Archivist to digitize and catalog approximately 2,000 historic photographic prints and negatives that depict construction for Contract 1, Sections 1 & 2; containing the earliest segments of the New York City subway system. The project will additionally include organizing roughly 594 boxes of 4x5 and 8x10 photographic negatives of subway construction images and creating an inventory. This position will be 37.5 hours per week for 46 weeks. Work will be performed on-site at the archives in Downtown Brooklyn. Start date: August 1, 2022. Rate: $30/hour. 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 Digitization/Cataloging Project Archivist. Due to high volume of applicants, only those who qualify for an interview will be contacted.
Job posted to this site on July 10th at 4:06pm
Dean, Sojourner Truth Library at SUNY New Paltz
The State University of New York at New Paltz invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the Sojourner Truth Library (STL). We seek a leader to share our vision of effective, collaborative, and innovative service. Key to this vision is leading a Library faculty and staff of approximately 25 and representing the Library to campus constituencies and beyond. Named for Sojourner Truth, who lived in New Paltz, the Library serves an eight-county region and houses some 550,000 volumes, with access to over 85,000 periodicals in over 100 databases. For more information and to apply: https://jobs.newpaltz.edu/postings/1712
Job posted to this site on July 7th at 1:01pm
Digital Asset Metadata Management Librarian at Fordham University, Walsh Library
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 July 6th at 3:47pm
Librarian at - The Union Club of the City of New York
We are looking for an experienced Librarian and Archivist to oversee the Library and Archives of the historic Union Club of the City of New York. The Union Club is a private social club in New York City that was founded in 1836. It is the oldest private club in New York City and the fifth oldest in the United States. The clubhouse is located at 101 East 69th Street on the corner of Park Avenue, in a landmark building designed by Delano & Aldrich. The Union Club Librarian is responsible for the organization and maintenance of the library’s circulating collection, rare book collection and archives. Responsibilities include maintaining the physical book collection, organizing, and maintaining institutional records, including documents, photographs, maps, and multi-media records, and arranging for the preservation and housing of archival materials. In addition to overseeing the library’s collections, the librarian acts as registrar for the Club's art collection in collaboration with the Art Committee. The librarian is also involved in planning and arranging events, lectures, and author talks in collaboration with the Library and Art Committees. Requirements: MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution Experience with Art collection management Familiarity with OCLC; experience using integrated library systems; knowledge of MARC cataloging and acquisition records Experience with archives and familiarity with records management and records management systems A background in American and European history, American and English literature, and Art history would be an asset Compensation Competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
Job posted to this site on July 6th at 11:03am
Archives Director at The Metropolitan Opera
The Archives Director oversees the Met’s collections of documents, photography, costumes, artwork, and other artifacts from its 139-year history. This includes responsibility for proper archival methods of categorization, organization, and conservation. The Archives Director will be expected to focus on the development of a plan for digitizing the existing collections and develop strategies for organizing born-digital assets that are currently accumulating. Familiarity with digital platforms suitable for institutional archives and experience of managing digitization projects are important priorities. The Archives Director is responsible for a team of two full-time staff and a team of volunteers. Primary Responsibilities: Oversight and organization of historically significant records. Collaboration with other internal departments and external users who require archives as an information resource. Management of departmental budget. Creation of a prioritized plan to digitize the collection incorporating recommendations on platforms required, accessibility needs and staffing requirements. Assist in writing funding proposals relevant to the archive, including the digitization project. Collaborate with Met internal teams and necessary consultants on Archive exhibitions, presentations, and website content. Establish best practices for professional archival management and conservation methods. Facilitate and guide research by academics, journalists, and writers. Skills & Qualifications: Advanced Degree in Archival or Library Science Experience in working with digitized collection management for an institution Strong analytical, verbal, written communication, and interpersonal skills. Presentation skills preferred. Demonstrated ability to manage a team of staff and volunteers. Familiarity with opera Physical Demands: The Metropolitan Opera is a performance venue that requires employees working in the building to be fully vaccinated. Due to the nature of this role, you must be fully vaccinated and receive a COVID-19 booster shot, if you are eligible, at the time your employment is scheduled to start. Archives are in an enclosed space beneath the stage of the opera house and contain a climate -controlled room, rolling shelves and a separate office for the Archives Director Some bending will be required to access shelves plus occasional lifting of boxes of materials The Metropolitan Opera believes that diversity is critical to our success and growth as a leading performing arts institution and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the communities we serve. The Metropolitan Opera is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and existing employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation and related medical conditions), national origin, citizenship status, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information (including characteristics and testing), military and veteran status, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.
Job posted to this site on July 5th at 10:17am
Ask A Librarian Internship at Columbia University Libraries
Columbia University Libraries seeks applicants for the remote Ask A Librarian Internship. The Ask A Librarian Internship provides current and recently-graduated Library & Information Science students with hands-on experience in academic librarianship. Interns will receive training and support from a librarian supervisor in order to assist users through the Ask A Librarian chat reference service. Additionally, interns will work in collaboration with their supervisor to conduct a project, such as designing and delivering a workshop session, creating topical research guides, or processing special collections. Interns will be assigned to a project based on their interests and project availability. The Ask A Librarian Internship Program seeks to provide meaningful working experiences that relate to the goals and interests of the intern. BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) Library & Information Science students and recent graduates are highly encouraged to apply. Availability Applications will be accepted from July 5th to July 24th, 2022. Applications received before or after this time will not be considered. Five positions will be available for Fall 2022. Interns are anticipated to start August 29th, 2022, with an expected end date of on or before December 23rd, 2022, for a period of approximately four months total. Additionally, we are recruiting for five positions for Spring 2023 at this time. Interns for this semester are anticipated to start January 9th, 2023, with an expected end date of on or before May 12th, 2023. Location The internship will be conducted remotely. Interns residing in the New York City area may have the option to conduct project work at Columbia University’s Morningside Campus if desired. Compensation $20 per hour Schedule The schedule is an average time commitment of 10 hours per week, but varies week to week. It typically includes six hours of chat reference staffing during evenings and/or weekends, and four hours of working on a project and meeting with a librarian supervisor. Anticipated evening and weekend chat reference hours include Monday-Friday 5pm to 8pm, and Saturday or Sunday 12pm to 6pm (Eastern Time). Please note that there is flexibility in scheduling, and interns are encouraged to swap chat reference shifts with one another as needed. Duties Provide research assistance to users via chat reference Refer users to appropriate Columbia University Libraries departments or staff members Conduct a project as directed by an intern supervisor Meet with supervisor once per week and participate in group meetings periodically Required Qualifications Must be currently enrolled in a Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent program in the United States, or have graduated from a MLS program within the past year and be a U.S. resident Demonstrated effective communication skills Ability to work evenings and/or weekends Preferred Qualifications Coursework or experience in reference/research services Ability to evaluate, understand, refer, and respond to research questions Strong commitment to service Applicant Instructions Applications will be accepted from July 5th to July 24th, 2022. Please submit a cover letter and resume to the Ask A Librarian Internship Coordinators at AskALibrarianInternship@library.columbia.edu by Sunday, July 24th at 11:59pm Eastern. Submit your cover letter and resume as a single document (preferably PDF), with the naming convention: Lastname_Firstname_Application.pdf Your cover letter should include how you meet the required qualifications for the internship, as well as any preferred qualifications as applicable. Please also indicate in your cover letter which semester you wish to be considered for: Fall 2022, Spring 2023, or both. We expect to notify successful applicants in early August, and unsuccessful applicants in mid-August. For Questions or Additional Information Please contact AskALibrarianInternship@library.columbia.edu.
Job posted to this site on July 1st at 2:31pm
Library Services Coordinator at NYU Langone Health
Position Summary: We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Library Services Coordinator. The Library Services Coordinator, Document Delivery Services provides resource sharing services (Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery) for the NYU Health Sciences Library, ensuring consistent and high-quality service across NYU Langone Health (NYULH) and NYU College of Dentistry communities. In addition, this position provides a range of library service and project coordination duties in support of the Librarys mission and goals. This position requires strong communication, organizational skills, and excellent time management skills. Job Responsibilities: Process incoming borrowing and lending requests. Manage and implement interlibrary loan (ILL) workflows. Identify incomplete bibliographic citations by searching appropriate reference sources. Request materials for library users using resource-sharing systems. Analyze other libraries holdings and policies in order to determine the fastest and most economical way of obtaining requested publications. Receive and process requested articles, notifying patrons of the status of their requests in a timely manner. Respond to patron queries, providing accurate information in a timely manner. Identify resource display issues and inform Document Delivery Services manager and/or applicable units. Ensure necessary edits and corrections are completed. Process monthly invoices for the Librarys Interlibrary Loan Service via email or online payment systems (e.g. Authorize.net). Independently lead the DDS/ILL shipping program; schedule inventory and recurring purchases; maintain up-to-date lending library shipping addresses, and ensure timely shipment of physical materials. Manage coverage as an alternate staff at the Lapidus Librarys service desk, providing excellent customer service through in-person consultation, phone, chat, and the librarys ticketing system. Participate in special projects and working groups as needed. Participate on Library and NYULH committees as needed. Other administrative duties as assigned. Additional Position Specific Responsibilities: Ability to work in a team environment. Minimum Qualifications: To qualify you must have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Business Administration, health care administration or related field. Two years of experience coordinating project/programs, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Preferred Qualifications: Experience providing customer service in an academic setting. Proficiency in searching databases such as WorldCat, Pubmed, and library catalogs. Knowledge of resource sharing systems such as OCLC World Share and Docline. Experience working with interlibrary loan systems (e.g. ILLiad). Proficient in Windows and Microsoft office. Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization. NYU Grossman School of Medicine provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you’ll feel good about devoting your time and your talents. NYU Grossman School of Medicine is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online. If you wish to view NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s EEO policies, please click here. Please click here to view the Federal “EEO is the law” poster or visit https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm for more information. To view the Pay Transparency Notice, please click here. Apply NowApply with Existing ResumeCurrent Employees ApplyAdd to Job Cart
Job posted to this site on June 30th at 5:45pm
Project Archivist (71101) at Pratt Institute
Project Archivist (71101) Location: Brooklyn, NY Description: The Pratt Institute Libraries are seeking a Project Archivist to process and make accessible collections that document Pratt Institute and its community. The primary focus of this position will be to appraise, arrange, describe, and rehouse unprocessed accessions working with paper files, photographic prints, negatives, publications, artwork, and three-dimensional items. The materials include a manuscript collection documenting the career of a prominent art educator, institutional records, and documents related to student work and student life at Pratt Institute. The Project Archivist reports to the Institute Archivist and as processing priorities allow, they will have an opportunity to collaborate with the Archives and Digital Initiatives team on digitization projects, provide reference services for researchers, and participate in outreach activities. This position is well-suited for an early-career archivist interested in working in a highly collaborative and service-oriented environment with an eye towards advancing the Institute's goals of promoting Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access through the active participation in decision-making processes related to how collections are selected, described, accessed, and showcased. This position is a two-year terminal appointment. A typical day will consist of the following: • Appraising, arranging, describing and rehousing the Archives' backlog consisting of individual items and collections. • Creating detailed collection records in ArchivesSpace and producing finding aids. • Creating accession records in ArchivesSpace for new donations and transfers of archival material. • Developing and updating documentation and internal standards for archival processing. • In collaboration with Archives staff, write blog posts, social media posts, and develop digital and physical exhibits that highlight the Archives' collections and special projects. • Support the general operation of the Archives, and perform all other duties as assigned. Salary is $55-60K depending on experience + generous benefits Qualifications: Education: Masterʼs degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution with a concentration in archives or equivalent professional experience is required. Experience: A minimum of 1 year experience, and preferably fewer than 3 years arranging, describing, and preserving archival collections Required Skills: A successful candidate will possess knowledge of archival theory, standards, and practices, particularly in the area of paper and photograph collections. Additionally, the candidate must have demonstrated experience or interest in applying principles of social justice, equity, and inclusion in an archival setting. Exceptional organizational skills, problem-solving and research skills, attention to detail and accuracy, flexibility to changing priorities, the ability to set and keep deadlines and to work independently as well as collaboratively are necessary for succeeding in this position. Ability to reach shelves above shoulder height and lift boxes over 30 lbs 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/3191616 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/
Job posted to this site on June 28th at 4:09pm
Archivist and Digital Asset Manager at Wildlife Conservation Society
About Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS): WCS stands for wildlife and wild places. As the world’s premier wildlife conservation organization, WCS has a long track record of achieving innovative, impactful results at scale. We run field programs spanning 60 countries and the entire ocean. We build on a unique foundation: Our reach is global; we discover through best-in-class science; we protect through work on the ground with local and indigenous people; we inspire through our world-class zoos, aquarium, and education programs; and we leverage our resources through partnerships and powerful policy influence. Our more than 4,000 diverse, passionately committed team members in New York City and around the world work collectively to achieve our conservation mission. The Opportunity: WCS is seeking a talented and driven Archivist and Digital Asset Manager to join the WCS Library and Archives. Reporting to the WCS Library and Archives Director, the Archivist and Digital Asset Manager will advance a key mission of the department: to preserve and enhance understanding of WCS’s legacy. Responsibilities will include but not be limited to: Managing the acquisition and appraisal of WCS Archives records, including physical and digital materials. Fulfilling reproduction and licensing requests related to Archives materials, including facilitating payments and agreements. Assisting with Archives research and reference services for WCS staff and external researchers. Assisting with managing interns and volunteers. Extending the reach of the Archives by managing social media posts, and through other outreach opportunities to staff and external groups. Monitoring environmental conditions of Archives’ storage spaces and assisting with preservation practices in these spaces. Participating in department strategic planning. Collaborating within the Public Affairs division and other WCS divisions to deliver on goals in support of WCS’s mission. As time allows, processing archival collections by arranging and describing them. WCS Photo Collection duties (20% of time). Ingesting WCS Photo Collection photos into WCS’s digital management system and organizing them on a server. Fulfilling photo requests for WCS staff and external users. Fulfilling licensing requests for the Photo Collection, including facilitating payments and agreements. Qualification Requirements Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in library science or a related field. Demonstrated knowledge of archival standards and best practices related to accessioning, processing, accessing, and preserving both physical and digital records. High degree of familiarity with collections management and digital asset management software (preferably ArchivesSpace, Preservica, and Widen). Demonstrated success working both independently and collaboratively. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Excellent interpersonal skills, including strong oral and written communication skills. Strong creative problem-solving skills. Natural sense of curiosity and interest in subjects related to the position. 2-4 years’ experience related to the position’s responsibilities. Ability to lift and carry boxes up to 40 pounds and to reach high and low shelves. Workplace Conditions and Environment: This is a full-time, salaried position with competitive benefits and regular work hours. Workplace conditions may include exposure to dust and mold. The nature of the work will require you to be regularly physically present at our Bronx Zoo location. WCS is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to hiring and supporting a diverse workforce. We are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment and look for future team members who share that same value. EOE/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled
Job posted to this site on June 27th at 2:21pm
Graduate Archives Fellow at Tusk Strategies
Tusk Strategies is a consulting firm. Under the company’s Archivist, Tusk Strategies assists clients with contract archiving projects. Tusk is looking for an Archives Fellow to assist the Archivist with a project that will conclude in 2022. The Fellow will create metadata and conduct quality control checks of vendor metadata. Responsibilities may include: Confirming metadata follows established project standards Reviewing metadata for errors Creating or adding metadata (descriptive, administrative, technical, etc.) Updating internal documentation Assisting with DAM metadata uploads Desired qualifications: Experience with cataloging and controlled vocabularies Experience working with a DAM Strong research, writing, and communication skills Attention to detail Ability to work on-site in New York Application requirements: Resume Cover letter Time commitment: Flexible, 15-20 hours a week (within a 9am-6pm, M-F work schedule) To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
Job posted to this site on June 27th at 1:46pm
Systems Archivist at Center for Jewish History
The Center for Jewish History (cjh.org) is the collaborative home to five in-house Partners—American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. When the Center opened its doors twenty-two years ago, it made a commitment to preserve the collections housed within its walls and make them accessible to scholars, students, and diverse audiences by implementing a unique, shared services model across all five partners. The Center for Jewish History seeks a diligent, practical individual to become our Systems Archivist. The newly created position will complement our Systems Librarian but focus instead on archival description and digital access to archival materials. Responsibilities include management and troubleshooting related to our shared archives information management system, ArchivesSpace, as well as coordinating remediation projects, training staff, and maintaining documentation. The successful candidate will be able to articulate and promote best practices related to systems-based archival description in addition to access to archival materials available online and in The Lillian Goldman Reading Room. The Systems Archivist will report to the Senior Manager for Metadata and Discovery. The Metadata and Discovery Services department is tasked with coordinating the interoperability and integration between Center systems that control, describe, preserve, and provide access to the rich physical and digital holdings of the five Partner institutions. The Systems Archivist will work closely with department members, as well as our service provider, LYRASIS, and stakeholders in the Center and Partner community to ensure that the archival holdings available at the Center are discoverable and accurately described. The salary range for this position is $58,000-$64,000, based on experience. Responsibilities: Oversees the maintenance of ArchivesSpace and peripheral tools related to the description and discovery of the physical, digitized and born-digital archival holdings of the Partners and Center. Troubleshoots and resolves issues with web-based application and/or archival description in collaboration with LYRASIS and colleagues in Metadata and Discovery Services. Provides greater access to digitized and born-digital archival materials via deposit of assets into Ex Libris’ Rosetta, the Center’s digital asset management and preservation system, and subsequent synchronization with ArchivesSpace. Develops, refines, and documents workflows used to effectively describe physical and digital archival holdings within Center library systems and externally with data-sharing partners and platforms. Utilizes and tests a variety of strategies to programmatically extract and manipulate archival description to aid in remediation projects and greater intellectual control of archival resources. Required Qualifications: Master’s in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited library school, accredited graduate degree in archival science, or with a specialization in archives. 2-3 years’ experience working within an archival or a special library setting using archival management or library systems. Strong background in archival description and standards (such as DACS, EAD, EAC-CPF, and/or MARC) and familiarity with controlled vocabularies and authority files. Commitment to programmatic and systems-based solutions for correcting and optimizing archival description in ArchivesSpace and across shared library systems. Basic competency with UNIX, Python (or another programming language), and Application Programming Interface (APIs). Capable of fostering a collaborative environment and developing diplomatic, adaptable approaches to creating and enhancing archival description within shared library systems. Comfort balancing daily and strategic, longer-term systems-based projects and priorities. Preferred Qualifications: Previous experience with ArchivesSpace, another archival collection management system, or digital asset management systems. Comprehension of and comfort with descriptive metadata across library systems, including ability to crosswalk data from different formats. Experience providing access to multilingual collections in any of the following languages: Hebrew, Yiddish, German, or Russian. Company Benefits: 15-21 federal and religious holidays off each year in addition to generous vacation, sick, and personal days. Full health benefits (medical, dental and vision) with minimal employee contributions. Free life insurance and long-term disability coverage. Flexible spending account and commuter benefits. Generous 403b retirement benefits. The Center for Jewish History is committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply. Review of applications will begin immediately. For priority consideration, please submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Eric Fritzler, Senior Manager for Metadata and Discovery, at email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. No phone calls please.
Job posted to this site on June 27th at 9:29am
Shelby White & Leon Levy Fellowship in Manuscript Cataloging at Morgan Library & Museum
The Morgan Library & Museum invites applications for the Shelby White & Leon Levy Fellowship in Manuscript Cataloging. The Fellowship is intended for new professionals who have demonstrated engagement with general cataloging and archival processing and wish to enhance their skills through intensive specialized training. This is a unique opportunity for early-career professionals to receive training and mentoring as members of the Morgan Library & Museum curatorial and cataloging staff. Starting in September 2022, the Fellowship will consist of 650 hours, and applicants will have a choice between full-time (35 hours per week) or part-time (21 hours per week) work in order to complete the 650 hours. Fellows will be assigned to work on specific groups of manuscripts. They will be expected to research the historical and cultural context in which the manuscripts were produced, create collection and item level records in CORSAIR—the Morgan's collections database—according to DCRM(MSS), assign accession numbers, and attend to the rehousing and conservation needs of the material. Considerations will be given to applicants’ areas of experience or expertise, such as specific language skills or subject specialization in art, literature, history, film, history of science, etc. This opportunity is the first in a series of Manuscript Cataloging Fellowships that will be offered by the Morgan every September and February from September 2022 to February 2025. The Morgan Library & Museum is grateful to the Leon Levy Foundation for their generous support of these special opportunities. The position reports to the Manager of Collections Information and Library Systems, and works closely with curators in the Department of Literary and Historical Manuscripts. Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or substantial course work towards the degree; degree or substantial course work towards it in related areas, such as art, literature, history, film, or history of science, with specialization in working with original historical documents, will also be considered; Experience with reading handwritten documents preferred; Experience with archival processing preferred; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Knowledge of European languages preferred; Knowledge of standard library cataloging tools, such as MARC21, RDA, DCRM, LCSH, and other standard vocabularies preferred; Familiarity with an integrated library system and with the OCLC Connexion client preferred; Understanding of and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusiveness in interactions with coworkers and contacts and a commitment to reflecting those principles in descriptive work; Ability to work for extended periods at a computer workstation and lift moderately heavy boxes (10 lbs.) Schedule: Work hours must fall within the hours of 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. Tentative start date: September 19, 2022. Compensation: $22/hour; up to $500 towards related professional activities, such as conference and workshop attendance, professional memberships, or acquiring relevant resources. To apply: Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Priority will be given to applications received by August 8, 2022.
Job posted to this site on June 24th at 2:34pm
Director of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library at New York Botanical Garden
New York Botanical Garden – Director of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library Established in 1891, The New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) is distinguished by the beauty of its landscape, collections, and gardens, and the scope and excellence of its programs in horticulture, education, and science. The 250-acre Garden—the largest in any city in the United States—is a National Historic Landmark. NYBG encompasses 50 specialty gardens and collections comprising more than one million plants, the Nolen Greenhouses for Living Collections, and the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, the nation’s preeminent Victorian-style glasshouse. Highlights include the award-winning Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, considered among the world’s most sustainable rose gardens; the Native Plant Garden, celebrating the diversity of northeastern North American plants; and 30,000 distinguished trees, many more than 200 years old. More than one million visitors annually enjoy the grounds, view innovative exhibitions, and participate in educational programs that are larger and more diverse than those of any other garden in the world. NYBG is also driven by a mission to conduct basic and applied research on the plants of the world with the goal of protecting and preserving them. Currently a growing staff of 17 Ph.D. scientists are engaged in hundreds of collaborations at field sites around the world, including in North America, South America, the Caribbean, southeast Asia, and the south Pacific. NYBG is one of the few freestanding botanical gardens in the world where plant and fungal research is conducted, thanks to the resources of the International Plant Science Center, the William and Lynda Steere Herbarium, and the LuEsther T. Mertz Library. The second largest in the world, the Steere Herbarium houses 7.8 million plant specimens, representing all groups of plants and fungi from around the world, with strength in the flora of the Americas. The LuEsther T. Mertz Library is the largest botanical and horticultural library in the Western Hemisphere, with more than 11 million archival items spanning 10 centuries. The LuEsther T. Mertz Library was founded in 1899 and has evolved to be one of the largest, most comprehensive botanical libraries in the world and contains ten centuries of knowledge about all aspects of plants and related topics. The Library’s collections comprise more than one million print and non-print items, including 550,000 volumes of books and journals, more than 32,000 pieces of art and illustration, plus 6,953 linear feet of archival materials representing more than 75 percent of the world’s literature on systematic botany and approximately 83 percent of the world’s published floras. The Library builds its collections through active purchasing, exchanges with other libraries and gifts. Reporting directly to the Head of Science, the Library Director will oversee the activities of the LuEsther T. Mertz Library and provide strategic vision and leadership for the team and collections. The Director will be a champion of libraries and must be able to lead the Library on a global stage as well as within NYBG. The new director will envision a future for the library as a major site of support for and expression of the NYBG's mission and core values. They will be active participants in garden-wide discussions of creating and enhancing teaching and learning that are relevant to 21st-century challenges and opportunities. They will raise the visibility of and advocate for the library and the institution. The Library is a key player in the execution of the NYBG's strategic goals, including the advancement of the NYBG's commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and accessibility. The successful candidate must have a record of demonstrated leadership in a library setting, with increasing responsibilities, which include effective supervision of professional librarians and commitment to realizing the values of the NYBG in a library context. A MLS or MLIS from an accredited program is preferred but not required. An ability to inspire, set goals, and innovate; to engage and unite stakeholders; to listen carefully and communicate persuasively; to build strong relationships and collaborate effectively; to understand and support the needs of all disciplines and inter-disciplines; to be a strong fundraiser for the Library; and to operate library administrative and budgetary functions with a high level of skill are all desired qualities. All applications, nominations and inquiries are invited. Applications should include, as separate documents, a CV or resume and a letter of interest addressing the themes in this profile. WittKieffer is assisting The New York Botanical Garden in this search. For fullest consideration, candidate materials should be received by July 15, 2022. Application materials should be submitted using WittKieffer’s candidate portal. Nominations and inquiries can be directed to: Jessica Herrington, Cathryn Davis and Melissa Fincher at NYBGDirectorMertzLibrary@wittkieffer.com Compensation Range: $155,000 to $200,000 The New York Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Garden does not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin and veteran or disability status. Underrepresented communities, Black, Indigenous, persons of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job posted to this site on June 23rd at 12:42pm
Director - Cromaine District Library (MI) at Cromaine District Library (MI)
Director – Cromaine District Library (MI) Cromaine District Library’s Board of Trustees seek a community-centric Director excited and ready to lead a respected and well-funded Library in serving the community with increasingly vibrant opportunities for cultural enrichment, community engagement, and education—all to advance the well-being and prosperity of area citizens. Cromaine serves an independent library district encompassing all of Hartland, and parts of five other townships, with 29,699 residents. The 18,200 square-foot building was recently expanded (2017) and renovated (2019). The Library has a staff of 29 (22.5 FTEs), a collection of over 67,000 physical items including a Library of Things, as well as 2.1 million e-items, and an annual general fund (operating, capital, and gift) budget of $2.34 million. A productive and generous Friends of Cromaine group, business sponsors, in-kind nonprofit partnerships, and vibrant adult and teen volunteer programs boost the library’s accomplishments. Cromaine Library is focused on the community it serves and all of the individuals who choose to live, work, and learn within the district. Known for its friendly, high-quality service and for offering exceptional events, such as Hartland’s Polar Express Day and the Summer Concert Series, as well as classes for people of all ages and interests, it is the place to learn, discover, and connect. An integral touchstone of a nearly 100-year-old legacy called the Hartland Area Project, Cromaine has led in the use of technologies among libraries its size in the state. Expect to find up-to-date digital resources and exciting new technologies, including 3-D printing and AR/VR tools. Key opportunities include representing the Library externally to community stakeholders and partners, completing the current strategic plan and laying the groundwork for planning beyond 2023, maintaining vibrant library programming and innovative utilization of the Hartland Music Hall, working with the community to achieve continued support for the library through successful millage campaigns in the future, and enhance outreach into all areas of our service population. The Hartland area of Michigan, “a community connected,” is known for its warm and welcoming atmosphere. It enjoys small-town charm with convenient big-city access to Ann Arbor, Lansing, Flint, and Detroit. Hartland’s location, schools, and beautiful setting make it a desirable place to call home and appeals to all generations. Recognized regionally as one of the area’s most welcoming and engaged communities, “Hartland Living” (Partners in Progress—the Cromaine Library, Hartland Area Chamber of Commerce, Hartland Consolidated Schools, and Hartland Township) is a unique collaborative partnership created to promote and enhance the Hartland area’s excellent quality of living. Hartland Township is committed to preserving green spaces while pursuing smart growth. The Hartland School District is a Premier School of Choice district because of its reputation for embracing a whole-child approach to education. The Chamber works to connect businesses, civic groups, local government, education, and the community to advance the economic, professional, and civic welfare of the Hartland area. The Library serves as the cultural center of the community supporting learners, entrepreneurship, and civic engagement. Responsibilities. Under the general direction of the seven-member elected Cromaine District Library Board of Trustees, the Director is responsible for all library operations and overall administration and management of the District. Specific areas of responsibility include board relations; planning, organization, and evaluation of library services; general administration and financial management including development and fundraising; internal and external communications; and professional and staff development. Qualifications. Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; a minimum of five years of progressively more responsible library experience including supervisory and budget development experience; and the ability to obtain and retain a Librarian’s Professional Certificate (Level 1) from the Library of Michigan as required by state law for a Class 5 library. The successful candidate will exhibit visionary leadership; creativity; excellent listening skills responsive to the needs and concerns of staff, patrons, and the community; financial and political acumen; the ability to build productive partnerships through civic engagement; the ability to foster a team environment through coaching and development; excellent interpersonal skills; and a desire to achieve operational excellence. Successful experience as a library director reporting to a governing board and experience with a successful millage campaign are highly desirable. Compensation. The starting salary range is $80,000 – $101,000 (with placement dependent upon qualifications) and an attractive benefits package, including immediate vesting of the employer’s contribution of 10% to TIAA, 160 hours of paid vacation accrued per year and usable after three months of the six-month introductory period, and fully paid insurances for the employee, with opt-in for dependents at employee’s cost. For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply by email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Brian C. Hare. This position closes on July 24, 2022. View this announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/cromaine/.
Job posted to this site on June 22nd at 4:48pm
Research Experience Associate at The New York Public Library
The New York Public Library has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas and education for all New Yorkers for more than 100 years. The Center for Research in the Humanities, located on the second floor of the NYPL’s flagship location, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, is dedicated to furthering the Library’s mission to to engage, inspire, support, and connect a growing community of scholars worldwide with each other and with the Library’s world-class collections. The Center encompasses four admission-by-application research study rooms, and programming space. The Center is home to public classes, workshop series, class visits that provide researcher orientation and instruction, as well as events that foster engagement with the Library’s collections and research services. Reporting to the Associate Manager of the Center for Research in the Humanities, the Research Experience Associate supports the day to day operations of the Center, including staffing the Center’s welcome desk, greeting incoming researchers, and working with staff to assist the public in their use of the Center. We are seeking enthusiastic candidates interested in careers in librarianship, that demonstrate a strong work ethic, commitment to inclusivity, possess excellent written and verbal communications skills, and have a friendly and helpful demeanor. These positions serve as ambassadors for the Library, and work with library staff to help ensure that a welcoming and productive research environment is preserved for researchers, fellows and staff working in the Center's spaces.
Job posted to this site on June 22nd at 10:45am
Electronic Resources/ Reference Librarian. at LIM College
LIM College - Where Business Meets Fashion is currently seeking candidates for the position of Electronic Resources/ Reference Librarian. General Description: LIM College educates students for success in the global business of fashion and its many related industries. Located in midtown Manhattan - the fashion capital of the world - and devoted exclusively to the study of business and fashion, LIM College fosters a unique connection between real-world experience and academic study in business principles. Undergraduate students may major in Fashion Media, Fashion Merchandising, International Business, Management, Marketing, Visual Studies, Business of Fashion or Business of Cannabis. At the graduate level, LIM College offers an MPS programs in Fashion Marketing, Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management, Global Fashion Supply Chain Management, and Consumer Analytics. 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.