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Thursday, December 24, 2009

F/T - Assistant University Archivist & Special Collections Lib - Adelphi Univ

Adelphi University, Garden City, NY

Apply online with a letter of interest, current CV, and contact information for three references at

Position Description: Tenure Track Library Faculty
Title: Assistant University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries through the University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian, the Assistant University Archivist and Special Collections Librarian is responsible for a wide range of departmental activities and participates in other commonly shared responsibilities of the Library Faculty.

Primary Responsibilities:
-Participate in all aspects of processing archival materials in all formats, including digital formats (and including surveying, appraising, acquiring, arranging, preserving, and describing records).
-Develop and manage digitizing projects (including the Archives and Special Collections Digital Library).
-Develop and maintain websites for Archives and Special Collections.
-Create web-based finding aids.
-Assist in the processing of Special Collections materials.
-Respond to reference and research inquiries.
-Assist in the department's exhibition program.
-Assist in training and supervising student employees.

Other Responsibilities:
Collection development and liaison responsibilities for one or more schools or departments. Participation in the Libraries' information literacy program. Provision of services at Swirbul Library's main reference desk including occasional evenings and weekends. Service on University and Library committees. Participation in professional associations and activities. Participation in scholarly activities including research and publishing required for reappointment and tenure.

This is a tenure-track library faculty position. Applicants must hold a master's degree from an ALA accredited school of library/information science, preferably with a concentration in archives or some advanced training in archives, manuscripts, and special collections. A second post-baccalaureate degree or similar proof of advanced study is required for tenure. The successful candidate will also be expected to possess: (a) experience in an archives or special collections environment, (b) knowledge of archival principles and practices, (c) appropriate technical skills and knowledge including current metadata schemes and standards, (d) excellent communication and interpersonal skills, (e) the ability to work effectively in a collegial environment, (f) evidence of ability to meet crieteria for promotion and tenure. Other desirable qualitifications include: (a) experience with digitization projects, archival database management systems, and website construction, (b) experience with records retentions policies and schedules, preservation techniques, exhibits, and writing grant proposals.

University and Library Profile:
Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for liberal arts and sciences on Long Island. The Libraries serve the Unversity's 8,400 students who are enrolled on the main Garden City campus and locations in Manhattan, Hudson Valley, and Hauppauge. For more information visit and

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is competitive and dependent on qualifications and experience. 195 day work year and 5 off-campus research release days as per the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Excellent benefits, including TIAA/CREF and alternative 403 (b) retirement plans.

Application Information:
Position available immediately. Screening of applications will begin February 1, 2010 but will be accepted until the position is filled. Please apply online with a letter of interest, current CV, and contact information for three references at

Adelphi University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer m/f

Originally posted on a library school listserv

F/T - Media Services Librarian/Instructor - Suffolk County Community College

DATE: December 22, 2009
TITLE: Media Services Librarian/Instructor
CAMPUS: Ammerman Campus
START DATE: Spring 2010
RANK: Initial appointment is generally made at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor

POSITION DESCRIPTION: The media services librarian is responsible for managing the media collection and advancing the use of new technologies for instruction. In addition the media services librarian participates in teaching information literacy and providing reference services.

Media services responsibilities include:

· Managing media collection on Ammerman campus and a joint collection for all three SCCC campuses

· Providing leadership in producing online tutorials and online teaching tools using products such as Camtasia, LibGuides, Adobe, etc.

· Strong HTML skills preferred

· Knowledge of media trends in libraries

· Ability to assist and instruct other librarians with new teaching technologies and media equipment

General responsibilities include:

· Teaching students information literacy skills as these relate to using and

· evaluating the library’s resources.

· Utilizing professional skills to aid students, classroom faculty, and

· administrators in the use of print and electronic resources and equipment.

· Working with classroom faculty to incorporate library and information

· skills into the curricula.

· Providing reference and referral assistance to students and faculty.

· Selecting print and electronic materials for the library collections.

· Representing the campus library on campus and college committees.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A n ALA accredited master’s degree in library science is required; two year’s college experience in a similar capacity is preferred.

HIRING SALARY: The salary range is $45,116 - $60,043. The exact salary will be determined by prior experience and placement on the salary scale negotiated by the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College.

APPLY TO: Suffolk County Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran or marital status. The College makes available to the general public information required by the Campus Security Act at the following web address:

Originally posted on a library school listserv

F/T- Records Manager - Kirkland & Ellis

About Kirkland & Ellis
Kirkland & Ellis LLP is a preeminent, full-service law firm with more than 1,500 attorneys in Chicago, London, Los Angeles, New York, Palo Alto, San Francisco, Munich, Hong Kong and Washington, D.C. Our practice consists of sophisticated corporate transactions and commercial litigation matters including antitrust, bankruptcy, commodities, communications, securities, creditors' rights, employee benefits, environmental, energy and natural resources, estate planning, intellectual property, real estate, tax, and venture capital. Our clients range from Fortune 100 companies to medium and small corporations, financial institutions and leveraged buyout and venture capital firms.

Qualifications & Requirements
The New York Office is seeking a Records Manager who will exercise a high degree of independent judgment and will ensure the successful implementation of, and compliance with, the Firm’s records management policy in the New York office. The Firm’s policy places emphasis on the management of electronic records from point of creation to final disposition and the Records Manager is responsible for leading, documenting and implementing electronic records management best practices for the practice groups in New York.

An essential aspect of the Records Manager role involves consultation with partners and other attorneys, legal assistants, and administrative managers on file maintenance, including the establishment and maintenance of electronic files stored and maintained on the DMS, SharePoint sites, network drives, and LegalKEY. The Records Manager is expected to drive the changes needed in working practices and firm culture to facilitate the adoption of electronic recordkeeping practices. An important aspect of this is the introduction of procedures and working practices that decrease the extent to which office personnel rely on paper documents as official records.

Records retention review project activities that involve Records Management Attorneys located in New York are managed under the direction of the Records Manager and are expected to result in a reduction of off-site storage costs for the Firm. The Records Manager is also responsible for ensuring that records subject to an active Preservation order are identified and preserved, reviewing and providing guidance on the transfer of records to and from the firm, and completing a biennial records inventory of all paper and electronic records managed by the New York office. The Records Manager is responsible for processing all departing personnel in accordance with the standard firm procedure, and coordinates the transfer of matter roles and related records with the all departing attorneys who billed time to a pro bono matter, the supervising partner on the pro bono matter and the New York Pro Bono Coordinator.

Throughout all phases of the records lifecycle the Records Manager is expected to continually monitor and improve records management processes and the use of LegalKEY by all Firm personnel.

The Records Manager is responsible for the performance of the Records Team which serves the daily records management needs of the office’s attorneys, legal assistants, and administrative managers. Additionally this position is responsible to set performance expectations for the Records Team Members, develop plans for their ongoing skill development, and provide them with regular performance feedback.

The Records Manager also leads, and participates on, cross-functional and firmwide teams responsible for analyzing and making recommendations regarding effective file maintenance methods for paper and electronic records, and the use of technology for ensuring the security, availability, and retention of the Firm’s records. The Records Manager is expected to develop and conduct records management education sessions that primarily focus on electronic records management topics and techniques. The Records Manager also negotiates and monitors service level agreements of third party records management service providers.

This position requires an individual with superior customer service skills, verbal and written communication skills, demonstrated excellence in team leadership and performance management, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. The individual must possess a strong attention to detail, high degree of accuracy and consistency under tight timelines, yet be able to adapt effectively to changing demands, priorities and schedules while maintaining a positive attitude. It is essential that the individual is capable of identifying, documenting and communicating records management issues, logically analyzing the issues, and offering solutions to correct and/or prevent reoccurrence of the issue(s). Also essential to this position are demonstrated abilities in written communications, planning, analysis, organization, problem solving, and decision making skills, including the ability to concurrently manage multiple projects.

The position requires an individual with a proactive approach, the ability and inclination to work “hands-on”, and a willingness to go the “extra mile” to meet the needs of New York personnel. A high degree of integrity, technical savvy, enthusiasm and professionalism as demonstrated by past performance in a records management role is essential. Advanced knowledge of Records Management operations, including planning and executing an office-wide transition from paper to electronic records is required.

The individual must possess a minimum of 5-7 years of law firm records management experience in a records management or legal assistant role, and at least 5 years in a managerial / team leadership role in a records management or legal assistant department. Knowledge of law firm administrative records and legal records relating to litigation, corporate, restructuring, and intellectual property legal matters is required. Knowledge of attorney ethical obligations and malpractice issues relating to records management is required. Working knowledge of the responsibilities of various law firm personnel including but not limited to partners, junior associates, legal secretaries, and legal assistants.

The individual must demonstrate proficiency in electronic records management practices and systems. A bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience is required, and certification in Records Management is highly desirable. Computer proficiency in MS Office required. Lotus Notes, Interwoven iManage DMS, MS SharePoint, and LegalKEY Recordkeeping proficiency are highly desirable.
Essential Job Functions
• Serves as subject matter expert and internal consultant on electronic records management for attorneys, legal assistants, and managers of the Firm’s administrative departments.
• Serves as the main point of contact with, and ensures exceptional customer service to, legal and administrative personnel requiring records management assistance and/or guidance.
• Maintains a hand’s on approach to managing the New York Records Program, ensuring all end-users are supported, best practices are being followed, and the Firm’s exposure to risk from records related issues is at a minimum.
• Establishes daily work priorities, directly supervises and provides performance feedback to Records Assistants.
• Recommends records staffing resource changes including new positions, new hires, and terminations.
• Ensures Records Assistants have adequate resources to fulfill their job responsibilities.
• Implements all components of the Firm’s Records Management Policy.
• Provides input to the Director of Administration and Associate Director, Records Management and assesses the degree to which the office complies with the Firm’s records management policy and related procedures.
• Closely coordinates all activities involving the retention review and destruction of records by the off-site storage vendor or Firm personnel with the Firmwide Disposition Coordinator.
• Works collaboratively with Records Technology Manager to resolve any technical issues relating to records management data.
• Works collaboratively with the Firm’s other Local Records Managers in support of firm or local office directives and projects where assistance may be required.
• Promotes the adoption of LegalKey for managing active paper files stored in the office.
• Develop best practices in file organization and labeling for New York practice groups and administrative departments.

How to Apply
Thank you for your interest in Kirkland & Ellis LLP. To complete an application and submit your resume, please click "Apply Now."

Equal Employment Opportunity
All employment decisions, including the recruiting, hiring, placement, training availability, promotion, compensation, evaluation, disciplinary actions, and termination of employment (if necessary) are made without regard to the employee’s race, color, creed, religion, sex, pregnancy or childbirth, personal appearance, family responsibilities, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, political affiliation, source of income, place of residence, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military veteran status, unfavorable discharge from military service, physical or mental disability, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Closing Statement
The job postings and recruiting mailbox are for candidates only. If you are a recruiter, search firm or employment agency, and do not have a signed contract with Kirkland & Ellis LLP ("K&E") and have not been asked specifically to submit candidates, you will not be compensated in anyway for your referral of a candidate even if K&E hires the candidate. Direct contact with K&E employees in an attempt to present candidates is inappropriate and will be a factor in determining any future professional relationship with the Firm.

PLEASE NOTE: The Records Management Service at Kirkland is not part of Library Services. It is belongs to a separate department, Loss Prevention, which administers New Business, Conflicts, Compliance as well as Records Management.

Apply directly on firm website:

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

F/T- Researcher / Information Specialist - Fox News

Fox News Channel - Researcher / Information Specialist

Fox News Channel is seeking a very experienced and enthusiastic research professional for its New York City information center. If your love for research is equaled only by your interest in news, we want to hear from you. Candidates must be willing and able to work on a flexible schedule -- including evenings, overnights, and weekend shifts.

Qualified individuals must be able to handle multiple, varied, and complex research assignments in fields ranging from politics to business to entertainment. This could involve confirming facts for a story, analyzing statistics, creating a briefing book for reporters, and many other activities.


•At least three years of research experience in a news, legal, business or public affairs setting

•Mastery of several online databases (Lexis-Nexis, Factiva, Accurint, etc.) and the Internet for research purposes

•Bachelor's degree (advanced degree is a plus)

•Demonstrable knowledge of current events

•A nose for retrieving and analyzing information

•Ability to work in an extremely fast-paced environment

•Excellent communication skills

•Attention to detail


Please e-mail your cover letter and resume along with SALARY REQUIREMENTS to

Fox News Channel is an equal opportunity employer.

Direct posting from firm.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

F/T - Health Sci Library Director - Methodist Hospital

Title: Director

Department: Health Science Library

Location: Park Slope

Shift: Full Time, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

Description: : Will be actively involved in moving the library to a new location in 2010. Provides professional library services to all members of the hospital staff. These services include reference, acquisitions, bibliographic searching, interlibrary loans, orientation/instruction and research assistance. Maintains a collection of current and authoritative books and journals both in print and online. Provides access to selected online medical databases and other electronic resources. Attends department head meetings and serves on interdepartmental committees. Supervises a library staff of one fulltime and two part time positions. Manages the library budget. Ensures compliance with polices and standards issued by the Hospital and relevant regulatory and accrediting agencies. Participates in professional medical library organizations, such as BQSIMB, Metro, MLA, and NN/LN.

Requirements: Masters Degree in Library and Information Science. Evidence of continuing education in medical librarianship and/or membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) are preferred. At least five years experience in health sciences librarianship with increasing administrative responsibilities. Experience searching PubMed and other medical databases. Experience using Docline for interlibrary loans. The ability to manage the library print collections and to develop web-based library services. Demonstrates a strong interest in web-based programs with library applications, such as integrated library systems and social networking.

You can also submit an application on the hospital website:

Originally posted on a library school listserv.

F/T - Electronic Resources Librarian - College of New Rochelle

Electronic Resources Librarian

The College of New Rochelle is seeking a dynamic, service-oriented individual to fill the position of Electronic Resources Librarian. This is a full-time, tenure track position, available immediately, reporting to the Dean of the Library.

Responsibilities include:

· Coordination of campus-wide selection, acquisition, maintenance, access, and licensing of electronic information resources purchased or leased from publishers, aggregators, and other vendors.

· Develop policies and procedures for managing of electronic resources; oversee licensing and compliance, tracking status, access/technology issues, database specifications, and statistical reports.

· Responsible for implementing, updating and maintaining linking capabilities for electronic resources

· Negotiate agreements with vendors, serve as point of contact concerning consortial agreements and represent the interests of all campuses.

· Track developments of new and changing electronic services and resources; manage trial programs; analyze options for database access; and make recommendations for library staff.

· Participate as a member of a team charged with evaluating user interface options

· Share Reference Desk coverage and participate in the planning, implementation, and teaching of library instruction.

· Create tutorials, research guides, and other learning and information tools, in both print and Web-based formats

· Serve as Liaison to College departments and/or schools providing orientation and instruction to students, faculty and staff with efforts directed to digital resources.

· Participation in College governance bodies and professional development activities.

· Supervise Library’s print periodical collection (Innovative Interfaces Inc. Serials Module)

· Supervision of one full time assistant.

Required Qualifications: Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library and information science program, or equivalent (second Master degree required for tenure); experience with managing access issues associated with electronic resources; knowledge and understanding of electronic publishing; working knowledge of bibliographic and metadata tools (e.g., MARC, OCLC); demonstrated ability to manage technical projects; demonstrated commitment to customer service and collaborative approaches; ability to work independently, managing a complex workload in an on time, effective manner with minimum supervision; strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; ability to work well as part of a team; ability to work evenings and weekends; firm commitment to the Library’s Statement of Objectives and College Mission.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with Innovative Interfaces Inc. and Serials Solutions products; developing / maintaining e-resource management tools and serial records; Demonstrated experience using database management programs (e.g., Microsoft Access); knowledge of trends in resource connectivity (e.g., XML) and OpenSource.

Salary and Benefits: commensurate with education and experience.

Send letter of interest, CV and 3 references to:

Ana E. Fontoura


Gill Library

The College of New Rochelle

29 Castle Place

New Rochelle, NY 10805

The College of New Rochelle is a Catholic college in the Ursuline tradition and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds who will contribute to our unique educational mission. To learn more about Gill Library and The College of New Rochelle, visit our website at:


Ana E. Fontoura


Gill Library

The College of New Rochelle

29 Castle Place

New Rochelle, NY 10805



Originally posted on a library school listserv.

P/T - Assistant Librarian - Frick

Assistant Librarian for ARCADE Project (part-time)


The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of more than 1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to the nineteenth century, displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935. It is one of the world's most perfect museums; its sister research institution the Frick Art Reference Library is of equal distinction.

Arcade is the online catalog and integrated library system for three members of the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC). Built on Innovative Interfaces’ Millennium product, Arcade unites the collections of the Frick Art Reference Library and the libraries of the Brooklyn Museum and The Museum of Modern Art, a database of nearly 800,000 records. Development of Arcade is made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The grant is administered by The Frick Collection with two project staff: a full-time Project Coordinator/Systems Manager and a part-time Assistant Librarian. The Assistant Librarian will provide support for the continuing development of Arcade. The Assistant Librarian reports to the Project Coordinator and Systems Manager, under the supervision of the grant coordinator at The Frick Art Reference Library. This position is currently funded through December 2011, continued funding to be determined.

Assist the Project Coordinator and the ARCADE library directors in developing, planning and implementing resource sharing among the consortium libraries. Provide on-going maintenance of link resolver software and the electronic resources management (ERM) module. Produce statistics and lists on a regular basis using ARCADE features. Send and load bibliographical files. Develop procedural and administrative documentation. Facilitate communication, training, and meetings for the ARCADE libraries. Participate in cataloging projects as needed at the ARCADE libraries. Serve on consortial committees. Assist with maintenance of NYARC website

The position is part-time, 21 hours per week, to be scheduled during operating hours of 9:00-6:00 M-F.

MLS from ALA accredited program; experience in technical services of a research library; knowledge of MARC format; familiarity with library management systems, especially III; knowledge of emerging technologies in the area of electronic resources; familiarity with OCLC; ability to work independently as well as with individuals and groups; attention to detail; excellent typing/proofreading skills; excellent organizational, personal and communication skills; an ability to meet deadlines.

Benefits in Employment with The Frick Collection
Salary is competitive, based on relevant experience. All employees of the Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York’s finest museums. Additionally, to help ensure the employment experience is enjoyable we provide employees and volunteers with an extremely affordable lunch in our employee dining room and a discount on Museum Shop purchases. The Frick Collection offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world’s finest works of art.

Please send resume with names/contact information of three professional references to:
Expected hire date: January 31, 2010.

Only Electronic Applications will be accepted.

E-mail to:
Attention: Coordinator for Shared ILS

The Frick Collection is an Equal Opportunity Employer. The Collection does not discriminate because of age, sex, religion, race, color, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other factor prohibited by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.


Lily Pregill

Arcade Project Coordinator and Systems Manager

Frick Art Reference Library

10 East 71st St., New York, NY 10021

tel. 919.246.5004

Arcade is a collaborative project of the Frick Art Reference Library and the libraries of The Museum of Modern Art and the Brooklyn Museum.

Originally posted on a library school listserv.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

F/T - Information Architect - MTV

Information Architect - ARC CMS
Location: New York, NY - 1515 Broadway
Company: MTV Networks
Channel: Strategic Services
Added to system: 12/9/09 12:39 PM

The ARC CMS Product Development team at MTV Networks’ Global Digital Media group is looking for a mid to senior level Information Architect. As part of the ARC team, you will be a strong user advocate and collaborate closely with a team to produce great interactive applications and tools for our internal users.

Our IA will work closely with our domestic and international users (site leads, digital producers, content editors, developers, etc) to define and refine functionality, analyze task workflows, and generate functional specs and user stories for our in-house home grown content management tools. We’d like you to have some design chops and sensibilities so that our interface looks and feels great. Knowledge and experience in agile, iterative product development methodology is a big plus. Understanding of best practices in user experience design and modeling is an absolute must! Experience in rich internet application product development for tools and utilities is desired, as is experience with HTML, Flash, Photoshop, Visio, and/or related product design tools. This isn’t a technical/developer position – but we’d like you to have some knowledge of how things work.

Our optimal candidate will have hands-on experience with web content management systems or other enterprise class tools and utilities…we’d like you to share a common language with our end users and “walk the talk”.

This is a staff position with full benefits. Applicants will be expected to provide examples of their work upon request.


* Contribute to the development of new product interfaces, feature sets, and information flows specific to the ARC product and related tools.
* Work with Production, Product Development, Design, and Technology to optimize existing ARC/GDM products and templates
* Contribute to the design of user testing and analysis of results; conduct user interface, heuristics, and task workflow evaluation through testing and user interaction observation, and make recommendations based on your findings
* Create detailed wire frames, story boards, mock-ups, user flows, and presentations to effectively illustrate interfaces, ideas and architecture
* Implementation of the user interface design
* Create user stories that can be utilized by the development and QA teams for builds and testing
* Keep abreast of best-practices for user interaction and design

Required Qualification/Skills:

* Experience with enterprise class application development and related systems in a large-scale corporate media environment (entertainment, TV, publishing, etc)
* Excellent visual communication skills
* Proficiency in Microsoft Visio and the Adobe Creative Suite
* Familiarity with current web technologies (HTML, CSS, ActionScript etc)
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills
* Excellent analytical ability
* Knowledge and understanding of sound UX/UI principles: task workflows, usability design and methologies, user story creation, prototyping as it relates to content management applications
* Creative thinker with the ability to quickly come up with concepts and ideas in a team/group setting
* Excellent communication and relationship skills with all levels of executives, management, administrative staff; assertive diplomacy to keep things moving
* Outstanding attention to detail and organizational abilities, ability to troubleshoot and provide feedback, guidance and solutions for product development plans a must
* Strong interest and knowledge of online industry and/or entertainment industry (games, music, new media) required
* Strong hands on standard office computer skills - proficiency in MS Office, PowerPoint, Project, etc
* Experience with Agile-flavored iterative product development methodology (Scrum, ScrumBut)
* Bachelor’s degree required, 2+ years experience is preferred

Apply on the company website:

F/T - Private Equity Information Specialist - Cleary Gottlieb

Title: Private Equity Information Specialist

Reports to: Private Equity Research Manager

General Description

The Private Equity Information Specialist will collect, catalog and monitor news, legal developments, firm expertise and transaction information and documents related to the private equity practice group through databases, web pages, document templates, samples, models and other systems developed as part of the firm?s knowledge management initiative.


Solicits and obtains information required to keep practice group databases up-to-date, inputs the data, and responds to attorney requests for ad hoc searches and reports
Develops and maintains precedents, model documents and forms
Posts and updates practice group content on the firm's intranet and wiki
Monitors and tracks new developments using internal and external data sources
Performs other related duties as assigned

Required Qualification/Skills:

Bachelor degree required. Masters in Library Science (MLS) preferred
One to three years of professional experience in a corporate information services environment required, law firm/financial services environment
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
Excellent organizational, interpersonal, communication, writing, and problem solving skills
Ability to work under pressure, prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines

Must be able to work overtime as needed
Ability to work well independently and also within a team environment
Confidence and ability to interact with attorneys at all levels

Willingness to accept a wide variety of tasks, ranging from clerical to intellectually demanding

Preferred Qualification/Skills:

General knowledge of business and the financial markets;
familiarity with Private Equity a plus
Familiarity with Thomson, Bloomberg and other financial databases

Experience creating and managing websites, ability to use web
development and web content publishing tools


Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is a leading U.S. and international
law firm that is widely recognized for its expertise in finance and
mergers and acquisitions and for its tax, regulatory and litigation
practice. The firm represents corporations, banks and other financial
institutions engaged in domestic and international business. The firm also represents sovereign governments and international organizations, as well
as individuals, trusts and nonprofit institutions. With more than 50 years of experience in the practice of law in the United States, Cleary Gottlieb has also established a compelling presence in the global marketplace. The
firm now has twelve offices located in New York, Washington, Paris,
Brussels, London, Rome, Hong Kong, Beijing, Milan, Moscow, Frankfurt and
Cologne. Drawing on the skill and knowledge of over 950 lawyers, the firm
has developed a fully integrated international practice that is able to
handle the most complex and important assignments for its clients anywhere in the world.


To be considered, please send cover letter, resume and salary expectation
to: While we would like to respond to all resumes, we
only contact those applicants we are interested in meeting.

All job applicants are considered for employment opportunities without
regard to race. color, religion, sex, national origin, or status as a
qualified individual with a disability or Vietnam era or other protected
veteran. Applicants who need an accommodation may request one by
contacting Nancy J. Roberts, Director of Administrative Personnel,, fax 212-298-0324 or by phone 212-225-3110.

Originally posted on a library school listserv.

F/T - Gov't Docs & Serials Librarian - CCNY

Government Documents & Serials Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor) (Substitute)

The City College Library is seeking a service-oriented, innovative and enthusiastic librarian who will be responsible for administering the Government Documents collection for a library designated a Federal Depository in 1884. Provides specialized assistance with the documents collection; oversees cataloging, copy cataloging, processing and check-in of documents and trains and supervises part-time staff in those activities; performs collection development activities for documents and revises and updates collection development policy. Maintains local SFX database links and contributes to CUNY SFX database; maintains Serials Solutions database and its attendant alphabetical list of electronic journals. Provides reference services, provides information literacy instruction as part of the Instruction Team, and is responsible for collection development in one or more subject areas. Reports to the Chief of Technical Services.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS; second masters or Ph.D. required for Assistant Professor rank; a minimum of one year of relevant experience; demonstrated competence in using integrated library systems. Preferred: hands-on experience in the cataloging of government documents, in-depth knowledge of the SuDocs classification system, and ability to promote the use of these specialized materials to a variety of audiences. Good planning, administrative and communication skills, an ability to interact successfully with a broad clientele both inside and outside the institution, and a flexible approach are essential.

Salary: $39,399-$59,608, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Liberal fringe benefits. Position available 2/1/2010.

Applicants should submit a current vita and three letters of recommendation to:

Assoc. Dean Pamela Gillespie
Chief Librarian
The City College, CUNY
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031

Originally posted on a library school listserv

Monday, December 7, 2009

F/T - Research Coordinator - Navigant Consulting

Research Coordinator
Requisition ID 1959
Full/Part Time Full-time
Location New York

Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is an international consulting firm combining deep industry expertise and integrated solutions to assist companies and their legal counsel in enhancing stakeholder value, improving operations, and addressing the challenges of uncertainty, risk and significant business model change. Professional services include dispute, investigation, operational and business advisory, risk management and regulatory advisory, and transaction advisory solutions. The Company focuses on industries undergoing substantial regulatory or structural change, including financial services, insurance, healthcare and energy.

The Company has more than 1,900 professional consultants and more than 2,500 total employees, with headquarters in Chicago and a geographic presence in 40 cities - including international offices in London, Canada, and China. Navigant Consulting has been recognized by Forbes as one of the “200 Best Small Companies” (2006), by Fortune as one of the “100 Fastest Growing Companies” (2007) and “Best Place to Launch a Career” in Business Week (2007).

We have an immediate opening for a Research Coordinator position in our New York city office. The Research Coordinator will provide research support to business development staff, consulting staff and senior management across several practice areas and will be responsible for research related to both business development and client-related projects.


* The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal, organizational, writing and communication skills.
* Able to work both independently and collaboratively as part of a national research team.
* Provides comprehensive, timely, and accurate research solutions in response to broad based research projects and presents results in a clear and actionable format for consulting professionals.
* Researches, analyzes, and synthesizes information from diverse sources and converts results into a useable and understandable format.
* Self-motivated with proven ability to effectively work with diverse personalities in a dynamic and demanding environment.
* Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively with all levels of staff and management.
* Superior skill and ability in multi-tasking and prioritizing.
* Ability to adapt to a changing environment and to approach problems with a sense of ownership, enthusiasm and innovation in a collaborative team environment.
* Must have proficiency in web-based proprietary databases (e.g. LexisNexis, Westlaw, Factiva, LivEdgar, Capital IQ), electronic, print, and library resources.
* Experience using Bloomberg or Factset is a plus.
* Master’s in Library Science degree (or Master’s in related field) is strongly encouraged
* 5-7 years of research experience in a law, corporate, or academic library environment
* Familiarity with Microsoft Office and Lotus Notes applications.

The company offers competitive compensation packages including an incentive compensation plan, comprehensive medical/dental/life insurance, 401(k) and employee stock purchase plans.


On monster website:

F/T - Dean of Univ. Libraries - LIU


Long Island University's Libraries are transforming from 20th century repositories to 21st century portals. At this critical juncture, Long Island University (LIU) seeks a leader to serve as Dean with the vision, energy and experience to work collaboratively with faculty and other internal and external constituencies to effect this transformation successfully. He/she also will play a University-wide role in the development and implementation of digital library capabilities and information technologies to support teaching, learning and research.

The Dean of University Libraries is responsible for all areas of library management including strategic planning, fiscal management, personnel supervision, policy and program development, collection development, public and technical services and facilities planning. He/she reports to the University's Vice President for Academic Affairs.

LIU's Libraries span two major residential campuses (one in downtown Brooklyn, New York, and the other in suburban Long Island) and four smaller regional campuses in the New York metropolitan area, constituting a single, integrated system serving approximately 22,000 students and over 1900 full-time and part-time faculty. With a faculty and staff of over 100, the annual Libraries budget exceeds $12 million.

The successful candidate will have a compelling vision of the future for LIU's Libraries, strong leadership skills, at least five years of senior library administrative experience, strong communication skills and the capacity to develop effective collaborative relationships with faculty, staff and other constituent groups. Additional qualifications include an MLS or an MLIS from an ALA accredited institution; a record appropriate to an appointment at senior faculty rank; a record of effective strategic planning and implementation; demonstrated knowledge of emerging library and information technologies and trends in higher education as they affect library services; and evidence of effective budgetary and personnel management. The salary for the position is commensurate with qualifications and experience. The desired starting date is September 1, 2010. Application materials must include a letter describing interest, curriculum vitae, names and contact information of five references who may be contacted only after the candidate's approval.

Applications received by December 31, 2009 will receive full consideration, but the search will remain open until the position is filled. Nominators and candidates are urged to submit materials by e-mail utilizing Microsoft Word or PDF attachments. Materials should be submitted to Dean Francis Bonsignore, Search Committee Chair, at

Long Island University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

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F/T - Video Librarian/Archivist - UNICEF

Video Librarian/Archivist

Education: Bachelor (BA, BS, etc.)
Location: New York, New York, 10017, United States
Posted by: UNICEF Internet, Broadcast and Image Section, Division of
Communication, UNICEF
Job Category: Communications
Sector: Nonprofit
Language(s): English
Job posted on: December 7, 2009
Area of Focus: Children and Youth, Family and Parenting, Human Rights and
Civil Liberties, Peace, War, and Conflict Resolution, Women's Issues
Type: Full time
Salary: Fixed- Rate
Last day to apply: December 28, 2009
Last updated: December 7, 2009


• Facilitate the reorganisation of UNICEF’s video library including the
sorting of tapes which consist of camera original and completed programmes
in various formats and languages
• Continue the implementation of the new cataloguing, shelving, and check
out system to improve the ease of use of the library
• Review current information in the database and add to it as necessary
while advising on improvements to database system and archiving process
• Review, rationalize, and catalogue video materials in storage
• Complete outstanding cataloguing, including B-rolls, finished
productions, PSAs, and other materials.
• Work on UNICEF premises
• May be asked to work weekends
• May be asked to travel
Additional Qualifications:

• Experience organising and maintaining libraries and archives
• Experience logging and retrieving information from tapes
• Basic knowledge of library science and cataloguing standards
• Excellent organisational skills
How to Apply:

To Apply – Email a cover letter and your resume to
Please use "Video Librarian/Archivist" as the subject of your email.


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

F/T - Mgr Info Sys - NY Law Institute


Located in downtown Manhattan, the New York Law Institute is a membership law library, serving the legal community continuously since 1828 by providing access to resources its members need but cannot maintain on their own. Today, The Institute is undertaking major initiatives to meet 21^st century demands for legal and business information by providing customized, portal access to essential information services and resources.

The New York Law Institute is partnering with Axelroth & Associates to recruit for a Manager of Information Systems. This is a new and exciting management position, created to develop and administer systems to connect members with the Institute’s resources, services and products. The person selected will have responsibility for two key areas: 1) implementation of technologies to support the delivery of resources and services and 2) oversight of technical services systems to support internal operations.

The successful candidate will work in partnership with the Executive Director to take the Institute to a new level of service by providing project leadership on the redesign of the Institute’s website, enhancement of the online library system’s capabilities, design of systems to improve internal operations and external access to services and resources, and implementation of collaborative technologies to enhance members’ experiences.


· Demonstrated ability to work with information technology to deliver information products and services through web-based applications, implement and administer online library systems, and develop services using Web 2.0 tools.

· Minimum of seven years of experience implementing and managing information technologies and five years of experience in a special library, including project management and personnel experience.

· Graduate degree in either library, information, computer science or another related program from an accredited institution.

For more information or to apply for the position,
email Mary Talley at

Include in your email an outline of your qualifications for this position and attach a resume. In the subject line of your email, write *Manager, Information Systems *and your name (e.g., Manager, Information Systems – J. Smith).

Axelroth & Associates and the New York Law Institute are Equal Opportunity Employers.

Direct posting to SLANY Joblog.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

F/T - Dir. Digital Library & Media Mgmt - HBO

HBO Director, Digital Library & Media Management

Employer: Time Warner
Location: New York, NY United States
Last Updated: 11/25/2009
Job Code: 111733BR

Posting Job Title HBO Director, Digital Library & Media Management
TimeWarner Division HBO
Industry Cable/Broadcast Television Networks
Film Production and Distribution
Television Program Production and Distribution
Location United States - New York - New York
Requisition # 111733BR
Position Type Full Time

Posting Job Description
The Director, Digital Library & Media Management is responsible for development, administration and evolution of standards and procedures for the management of rich media assets (video, audio, and digital photos) with associated metadata in collaboration with HBO business units. This person will provide direction to a permanent HBO committee comprised of operating groups from all areas of HBO in order to define, implement and evolve metadata standards and related workflow requirements specific to HBO’s business needs. He/she will create direction regarding archival, content management, encoding, cataloguing, transcoding and post production standards.

Reporting directly to the SVP of Studio, Broadcast Operations & Engineering, this position will work closely with the Director, Digital Media Information Technology, supporting HBO’s digital asset management initiatives for clients across the company.

* Drive the definition and establishment of best practices for digitization, metadata, archival storage and defining cataloguing standards.
* With Technology Operations leadership, develop a content stewardship governance plan that is inclusive of stakeholder and user needs.
* Coordinate evolving business requirements for metadata standards related to searching and using related assets.
* Conduct research, evaluate and recommend various methodologies, standards, and software used in the creation of digital collections and their long-term preservation.
* Represent HBO as the liaison with suppliers, aggregators and third party licensees to ensure compliance with HBO metadata standards.

* Thorough experience with video asset encoding, metadata standards, media asset management and workflow systems
* Proficiency and prior experience in the analog to digital conversion process
* Knowledge of taxonomy development and management to support business workflows
* Well versed in and accomplished at developing and maintaining keyword libraries and video asset classification and search systems
* Familiarity with industry related committees and standards organizations
* Self-starter with proven ability to work with moderate to minimal supervision in a team-based environment
* Outstanding presentation abilities in order to facilitate the dissemination of metadata standards
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to express complex technical concepts effectively
* Well organized with the ability to effectively prioritize assignments
* Some familiarity with digital imaging and electronic publishing technologies: Content management, digital scanning, image editing, and web page design

* Undergrad degree in computer sciences, library or information sciences. Masters degree a plus.
* 5-8 Years of management experience in Digital Media Library Mgmt & associated technologies
* Thorough understanding of digital content standards, metadata and taxonomy

It's Not TV. It's HBO
America’s most successful premium television company, Home Box Office delivers two 24-hour premium television services — HBO and Cinemax — to nearly 40 million U.S. subscribers. International joint ventures bring branded services to more than 50 countries around the world, and HBO’s programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.

HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending and transportation reimbursement accounts, pension plan, tuition reimbursement, and cable reimbursement.


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F/T - Library Director - NY School of Interior Design

Library Director
Institution: New York School of Interior Design
Location: New York City, NY

* Admin - Libraries

Posted: 11/20/2009
Application Due: 12/18/2009
Type: Full Time
New York School of Interior Design seeks new Library Director

In continuous operation since its founding in 1916, the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) is ranked among the top design schools in the United States, and is a fully-accredited, independent institution of higher education in New York devoted entirely to the discipline of interior design and its related professions.

Located on Manhattan's Upper Eastside, NYSID currently enrolls over 750 students studying in one of several undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as on a non-matriculated basis, and taught by a dedicated faculty of practicing designers, architects, visual artists, art and design historians, and scholars from a variety of academic disciplines. Under the leadership of a new president and guided by a new strategic plan, the college has charted a bold course for the future, including the addition of new degree programs and the expansion of the college's physical plant. NYSID enjoys significant relationships with New York City's world-renowned design and cultural resources, including those found at some of this country's most important design centers and showrooms, architecture and design firms, art and design publications, and world-class museums and cultural institutions.

To learn more about NYSID and its programs, please visit us on the Web at

NYSID seeks a dynamic, collegial, service-oriented Director of the Library to work in collaboration with library staff to provide leadership in collection development, service enhancement, reference assistance, maintaining and expanding visual resources, and bibliographic instruction. The Director of the Library also coordinates agreements for cooperative library services with other institutions, and chairs the college's library committee.

Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of the College, the Director is an important member of the Academic Affairs team, and is responsible for budget planning and management. The Director will also demonstrate a thorough understanding of electronic databases and digital media. This is a 12-month position and will require some evening and weekend hours.

REQUIRED: MLS from an ALS accredited program, the ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing environment, and a strong student service philosophy.

PREFERRED: Reference and library instruction experience and a background in design or fine arts.

Individuals wishing to be considered for this exciting opportunity are asked to submit a letter of interest, current resume or CV, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Balbina Calo, Human Resources Administrator, by December 18, 2009. Please submit requested materials electronically to:

NYSID offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits. NYSID is an EOE employer.

Apply to Postal Address:
Balbina Calo
Human Resources Department
New York School of Interior Design
170 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Email Address:
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F/T - Dean - Barnard Library & Academic Info Svcs

Company: Barnard College
Category: Support Staff
Job Type: Full-time
Location: New York, New York


Reporting to the Provost and Dean of the Faculty, the Dean of Barnard Library & Academic Information Services (BLAIS) provides leadership, management and planning for all aspects of library and academic information services that support the teaching, learning and research missions of the College.


1. Plans, coordinates and directs all services, facilities and staffing associated with library and allied information services. This includes:

a. All units of the Library, including Public Services and Reference, Collection Services (Acquisitions, Cataloging, Maintenance), Collection Development and Access Services;

b. Media Services and Sloate Media Center;

c. the College Archives; and

d. Educational Technologies.

e. 9 professional staff, 11 support staff and a large number of part-time student workers.

2. Determines overall policies and practices for BLAIS operations.

3. Works closely with the College's faculty and administration in formal and informal settings to ensure that library and academic information services support and enhance the curriculum. Chairs the BLAIS Committee and serves as a member of the College's Committee on Instruction, and other committees as appropriate.

4. Maintains communication with Directors at Columbia University Libraries to coordinate library and related academic information services as appropriate.

5. In collaboration with the Vice President for Information Technology, develops strategies for innovative approaches to the delivery and use of academic information services and technologies in support of the academic program at the College.

6. Develops and monitors the budgets for all BLAIS units and manages the Library's gift and endowed funds.

7. Works with Development and Institutional Support to identify or develop donor/grant opportunities.


* Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited school.
* Operational experience with information service technologies in an academic environment.
* Minimum of 8 years of college/university experience in information services at the professional level required.
* Extensive experience in public services supporting undergraduate coursework and research projects.
* Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills.
* Demonstrated ability to manage staff and budget.
* Demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate complex projects.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
* Strong service orientation.

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F/T - Director of Medical Library - Weill Cornell Medical Center

Director, Medical Library-11762


The Samuel J. Wood Library and the C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center has been the traditional information hub of the Weill Cornell Medical Center. The Director of the Library is responsible for the strategic planning, management, budgeting, marketing, and administration of library resources and services as well as the Archives of the NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. The Director will also be critical in leading the Library through this transformation to a next generation facility. Reporting directly to the Chief Information Officer, the Director of the Library will partner with other informatics thought leaders at WCMC in imagining, creating, and managing a dynamic, modern information research facility to support education, research, and clinical care for the next generation and beyond. Directs the Weill Cornell Medical Library including strategic planning, budgeting, marketing, administration, and leadership of faculty and staff in the Library and Archives. Develops and maintains the core services of a modern medical library. Maintains both traditional library services as well as leads the creation of new services to optimize the ability of students, faculty, and other library customers to locate information and use it proficiently to achieve their personal, professional, and institutional objectives. This includes collaboration in the creation of bioinformatics services such as envisioned for the CTSC, Sidra, and Bioinformatics Institute (e.g. i2b2, VIVO) Leads a team of librarians and other information scientists and staff who are knowledgeable about the vast array of scholarly and public information resources relevant to the mission of a contemporary medical college. Recruits and recommends appointments and promotions for Library and Archives faculty and further serves as mentor and assures guidance for junior faculty in the development of their careers. Ensures that the library faculty and staff follow trends and advancements in information science as well as medical education, research, and clinical care to direct the best possible selection and organization of materials and services. Leads the selection and implementation or development and design of information systems and services that will optimize access by the library's customers. Serves as a point of leadership, collaboration, and coordination within and among faculty and staff across various departments and administrative units for the purpose of integrative program development, strategically expanding medical informatics services, knowledge, education, and research through WCMC and its partner institutions. Collaborates to establish and expand WCMC's leadership and reputation nationally in medical informatics education and research. Collaborates with other faculty in the development of curricula and teaching courses for medical, graduate, and other students in information access and management topics. Participates in research in fields relevant to library and information science. Disseminates findings at major national meetings and through publication in peer-reviewed journals. Develop, implement, evaluate, and maintain a strategic plan, which is coordinated with other bioinformatics and related planning initiatives, and is responsive to the organization's mission, goals, and objectives. Participate in internal meetings to coordinate the Library's goals and objectives with those of related departments and divisions within WCMC as well as WCMC affiliates and partner institutions. Conduct research, user surveys, focus groups, or benchmarking studies to determine and improve the products and services the Library will offer. Attend conferences, workshops, seminars, and classes to maintain knowledge of changing technologies and developments in health care, research, education, and information science. Develop short and long range budgets in support of the strategic plan. Prepare, justify, gain approval for, and administer the annual personnel and operational budgets. Review and approve expenditures and cost recoveries regularly and track them against the approved budget. Develop new services or other methods for cost recovery and revenue to support Library activities. Prepare applications for grants and administer funds received to increase Library revenues. Participate or support other faculty and institutional grants and fund-raising efforts. Manage Library personnel including hiring, training, and evaluating faculty, staff, and volunteers. Define responsibilities and create position descriptions for Library faculty and staff and review them annually. Recruit, select, appoint, train, motivate, and evaluate Library faculty and staff and adjust personnel and policies accordingly. Annual review of Library personnel performance. Manage promotions, staff development and disciplinary actions, as well as terminations for the Library. Provide staff development and continuing education opportunities for Library personnel. Establish Library policies and procedures to implement the strategic plan and monitor compliance. Ensure that the Library always meets or exceeds LCME and similar standards. Collect, prepare, and analyze Library reports and statistics. Develop and monitor key metrics for performance against the goals and strategic plans of the Library and partner entities. Develop, direct, and coordinate the Library's work plan. Delegate and monitor duties and responsibilities of the Library personnel based on the work plan. Plan and conduct Library staff meetings. Leads and participates in institutional committees, particularly those driving the Library, Archives, and informatics service agenda. Develop and maintain Library facilities including space design and utilization, furnishings, equipment, and security. Supervise day-to-day operations of the Library. Establish guidelines for information resource collection development that reflect the goals and objectives of the medical college and graduate school and the archival goals of the medical center. Partner with other WCMC organizational units to ensure the Library meets specialized needs (e.g. working with the Physician Organization regarding the Patient Resource Center. Assure that policies and procedures are developed to evaluate, acquire, discard, process, organize, maintain, and circulate or loan information resources. Partner with peers in the organization for policies and procedures affecting overlapping resources such as digital archives, and research data. Assure that evaluation studies are performed to ensure information resources are responsive to client needs and Library goals. Assure the processing and preparation of print and electronic information resource additions and the maintenance of the condition and order of resources to ensure their availability to Library clients. Assure efficient license negotiation with publishers and other vendors in collaboration with multiple partners to obtain cost-effective agreements to the financial and intellectual benefit of the medical college. Assure the cataloging, indexing, and metadata creation for information resources in accordance with national and international standards. Select or design classification and organization arrangements to facilitate access to information by Library clients. Monitor copyright and intellectual property compliance and contractual commitments. Coordinate the development and application of Library technology and the regular evaluation and updating of automation requirements, in collaboration with technical staff in ITS. This includes selecting, designing, implementing, evaluating, and monitoring computer equipment and software for Library faculty, staff, and users. Assure the design and implementation of automated systems for resource collection, management, and access that are responsive to the organization's goals. Partner with related intra- and inter-institutional entities such as the CTSC, MSKCC, and Rockefeller to optimize information access and exchange for our respective user communities. In close cooperation with technical staff in ITS, develop, oversee, and evaluate Internet and organizational Intranet applications within the collaboratively determined domain of the Library. Oversee the development and maintenance of training programs for Library faculty, staff , and users in the use of new information technology and resources. Assure the marketing and promotion of the Library and its products and services. This responsibility includes publications, programming, and public relations and the development and distribution of promotional Library materials such as information packets, newsletters, brochures, videos and other multi-media programs, web-based informational services, and other formats as needed and used by Library clientele. Assure the development of in-service and outreach programs to market services and interpret Library resources and other specific seminars and workshops that support the goals and objectives of the institution. Establish and maintain rapport with current and potential Library clients. Participate in policy-making forums and advisory groups and committees at the local, state, and national level. Represent the Library at internal and external meetings and functions. Establish Library support through development activities such as library friends, advisory committees, or fundraising activities to assist in the promotion of the Library products and services. Develop key contacts within the medical, health, and information communities. Assure the development of proactive customer-oriented services provided by the Library and Archives. Assure the development of policies and procedures for hours of operation, circulation of materials, document delivery, and other services in support of the research, education, patient care, and community outreach missions of the institution and to ensure information resources are fully accessible to clients. Ensure the provision of professional and personal assistance to clients in answering inquiries, locating information, and interpreting resources. Performs other job duties as required.


1) Masters in Library Science from a graduate library program accredited by the American Library Association, or a comparable information science related degree is required. A PhD is preferred. Must have the ability to meet WCMC faculty requirements for appointment at the rank of Associate Librarian or Librarian, including a record of professional achievement, research/scholarship and service. 10 + years of professional library experience, with progressive responsibility in an administrative and/or managerial/supervisory capacity in an academic or health sciences library or equivalent organization. Such experience must include either print and electronic collection development or information discovery and access services, staff supervision, budgeting and financial analysis. Strong leader with a mature sense of priorities and solid practical experience who can plan and execute within the framework of organizational resources and show the way beyond apparent limitations. Possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively with a diversity of personalities, must be approachable, and be able to present data with effective communication and presentation skills. Must be effective consensus builder. Grasp of medical education, research and clinical care and the information resources needed to support them. Has a strong commitment to information literacy and to developing in students, faculty and clinicians the informatics skills required to practice evidence-based medicine. Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging digital technologies and services in support of medical education, and experience in the design and integration of these technologies into health sciences curricula. Is politically savvy, has a high tolerance for ambiguity and conflict and can work successfully in a matrix management model. Is a systems thinker with strong organizational skills. Is self-motivated and demonstrates strong initiative and ability to work independently. Demonstrates flexibility and calmness in stressful situations. Possesses superior skills in problem identification, analysis and resolution. Possesses superior oral, written, and presentation skills to all levels of audiences. Experience writing grants, participating in library science and/or informatics research, and an appropriate publication and presentation history commensurate with academic level. Excellent organization and communication skills. Position requires working in an office environment where there are few physical discomforts such as dust, dirt, noise and the like. Ability to work off-hours and weekends during periods of heavy work such as during budget season and for emergencies is required. Ability to work more than 40 hours a week during periods of heavy work-load is also required. Light travel between office locations, primarily within Manhattan is required. Occasional travel to affiliate locations such as Doha, Qatar, may also be necessary. Occasional meetings or clinical staff interactions in typical patient care areas may be required though direct patient exposure is not routine.

No relocation assistance is provided for this position.

Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Founded in 1898, and affiliated with what is now New York-Presbyterian Hospital since 1927, Weill Cornell Medical College is among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the country. In addition to offering degrees in medicine, Cornell also has Ph.D. programs in biomedical research and education at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and with neighboring Rockefeller University and the Sloan-Kettering Institute, has established a joint MD-PhD. program for students to intensify their pursuit of Cornell's triple mission of education, research, and patient care.

Weill Cornell Medical College's educational mission emphasizes the importance of combining a strong foundation in the medical sciences with extensive clinical training in patient care. By promoting a true social commitment, stimulating creativity, and fostering independent thought and study, Weill Cornell Medical College continues to cultivate the best of tomorrow's leaders in the field of medicine.

Weill Cornell Medical College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

Job -WCMC-Academic
Primary Location -New York City
Organization -Library
Schedule -Full-time
Overtime Status -Exempt
Number of Openings -1

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Originally posted on institution website.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Temp - Map Cataloger - Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn Historical Society Othmer Library

Job Announcement: Map Cataloger Position

The Brooklyn Historical Society Othmer Library in Brooklyn, NY is seeking an
energetic, team-oriented candidate for a temporary, two and a half year
appointment, grant-funded Map Cataloger position. The successful candidate
will report to the Special Collections Librarian.

The successful candidate will be responsible for creating original and
enhanced item-level MARC catalog records for our collection of maps into the
integrated library system Aleph, an Ex-Libris product. The map collection
consists of rare, and in many cases unique, historical maps and atlases
mainly of Brooklyn, New York City, and Long Island. The map cataloger will
be responsible for maintaining the highest possible level of quality in rare
materials cataloging practice consistent with BHS' and NYU's cataloging
standards and the standards and policies of the Library of Congress and the
OCLC bibliographic utility. The Project Map Cataloger will also survey the
maps and atlases collections, in conjunction with the Special Collections
Librarian, to determine project workflows and priorities; aid in the
creation of a map cataloging manual that will serve as both a training and
reference tool; and assist in overseeing the work of a paraprofessional copy
cataloger. In addition to cataloging responsibilities, the map cataloger
will be expected to cover the reference desk during the library's open hours
2-4 times a month, as needed.

Required Qualifications:

* Masters in Library and Information Science;

* One to two years of recent cataloging experience, including a substantial
amount of map cataloging using AACR2R and other special collections
cataloging resources;

* Experience using USMARC formats, Library of Congress rule interpretations,
practices, and standards, including LC subject headings and classification
schemes, authority control;

* Experience with integrated library systems, preferably Ex-Libris' Aleph;
* Effective oral and written communication skills;
* Ability to work as both independently and as part of a team;
* Strong organization and time-management skills;

* Attention to accuracy and detail is essential;

* Familiarity with MARC, AACR2, and with the use and application of
standardized vocabularies;
* Ability to lift, bend, and reach boxes or volumes weighing up to 40 lbs
repeatedly, including handling these materials while standing on rolling
ladders and stepstools; and demonstrated reliable attendance.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Experience dealing with library reference;

* Knowledge and interest of New York City and Long Island history, with an
emphasis on early Brooklyn history.


Salary is $40,000 a year. Benefits include full medical and dental benefits;
sick and vacation days; and optional pre-tax public transportation payroll
deduction. This is a temporary, grant-funded position which will not extend
past the grant period, ending May 31, 2012.

To Apply:

Applicants should apply in writing, including with their letter a complete
statement of qualifications, a full resume of their education and relevant
experience, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references
who are knowledgeable about their qualifications for this position. Send
applications to:

Elizabeth Call
Special Collections Librarian
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201


When emailing, please use the Subject line: Map Cataloger Application [your
last name]

Applications received via email preferred. Application period closes

The Brooklyn Historical Society is dedicated to a policy of
non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age,
sex, religion, national origin, the presence of any mental, physical, or
sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by
federal or state law.

About the Othmer Library:

BHS' Othmer Library and archives house the most comprehensive col-lection of
Brooklyn-related materials in the world. In 1993, the U.S. Department of
Education designated the Othmer Library as a "major research library" under
Title II-C of the Higher Education Act. Today the collection includes more
than 100,000 books and pamphlets, 60,000 photographs and prints, 2,000 feet
of archival collections, and more than 2,000 maps and atlases. These
materials include family histories, rare books, periodicals, serials,
journals, personal papers, institutional records, and oral histories that
document Brooklyn's many different ethnic groups and neighborhoods.

We draw from these holdings to create interpretive exhibitions that prompt
students, scholars and members of the general public to reconsider the
fundamental facts of history in light of primary source documents and
artifacts. BHS serves almost 80,000 people annually by providing
opportunities for civic dialogue and community engagement for children and
adults through exhibit tours, public programming, research opportunities,
educational programs for New York City students, and professional
development workshops and written curricula for teachers.

November 23, 2009

Posted on a library school listserv

P/T - non-teaching Adjunct Ref Librarian - Queens College

The Queens College Libraries seek applicants to fill the position of Non-Teaching Adjunct, Reference Librarian. (Part-time, non-tenure track) The selected candidate(s) will perform general reference duties and basic information literacy instruction related to the use of library research resources in all formats. The position will require ability to work during regular business hours, (Mon. – Fri. 11 - 6 p.m. and weekends days, noon – 5 p.m.). The position will extend for the duration of the of the Fall ’09 semester, with reappointment likely for the full Spring ’10 semester.

Qualified individuals will have the MLS degree or equivalent; have a minimum of 1 year reference experience in an academic library; be agile in the use and instruction of information and communication technologies; exhibit an excellent patron service philosophy; and possess excellent written and communication skills.

Interested candidates should send an e-mail letter and three professional references, (attach a current resume or vitae in MS Word format or .pdf format,) to Professor Michael J. Miller at Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled.

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Temp - Survey Project Archivist - Brooklyn Historical Society

Brooklyn Historical Society Othmer Library
Job Announcement: Survey Project Archivist Position

The Brooklyn Historical Society Othmer Library in Brooklyn , NY is seeking an energetic, team-oriented candidate for a temporary, two and a half year appointment, grant-funded Project Archivist position. The successful candidate will report to the Director of Library and Archives.

Job Responsibilities:
The successful candidate will lead a survey of the Othmer Library's un- and under- described archive and manuscript collections over the course of a two and a half year grant-funded project. The survey, based upon the PACSL survey model, will involve physical inventorying of the collections in the archives stacks, as well as additional research and description work to supplement information gathered during surveying. All description information will be recorded using the Archivists’ Toolkit. Survey Archivist will also be responsible for importing legacy accession information out of MS Access and in to the Toolkit and all related data clean-up; for exporting descriptive records from the Toolkit and importing in to a variety of other systems for public access; for supervising 3 part-time survey staff; updating and maintaining procedures and policies; and providing information for reports to the granting agency. In addition to survey project responsibilities, Survey Archivist may cover the reference desk during the library’s open hours up to 2 times a month, and other responsibilities as assigned.

Required Qualifications:
* Masters in Library and Information Science or History, or equivalent degree, with a specialization in archival studies and completion of a library cataloging course.

* Demonstrated understanding of archival collections and principles of arrangement and description through a completed finding aid or other description tool.
* Effective oral and written communication skills.
* Ability to work as both independently and as part of a team.
* Strong organization and time-management skills; attention to accuracy and detail is essential.
* Familiarity with MARC and EAD; AACR2 and DACS; and with the use and application of standardized vocabularies.

*Supervisory experience, either within an archive or another work setting.

* Ability to lift, bend, and reach boxes or volumes weighing up to 40 lbs repeatedly, including handling these materials while standing on rolling ladders and stepstools.

* Ability to work in library stacks in cold temperatures (60-65 degrees Fahrenheit) for up to an eight-hour workday, five days a week for two years.

* Demonstrated reliable attendance. Because survey work will be done in teams of two, timeliness and consistent attendance are essential to successful and timely project completion.

Preferred Qualifications:

* Previous archival survey experience.

*Experience with data mapping and transfer between databases; data clean-up and manipulation.
* Previous experience working with CMS and ILS systems; experience specifically with Archivists’ Toolkit and/or Ex Libris Primo and Aleph is highly desirable.

*Previous archival processing and description experience, including an understanding of pragmatic and efficient processing procedures.

* Undergraduate degree in history. A working knowledge of U. S. history is needed, to determine how collections fit into state and national issues for purposes of cataloging; knowledge of Brooklyn or New York history is preferred.


Salary is $40,000 a year. Benefits include full medical and dental benefits; sick and vacation days; and optional pre-tax public transportation payroll deduction. This is a temporary, grant-funded position which will not extend past the grant period, ending May 31, 2012.

To Apply:

Applicants should apply in writing, including with their letter a complete statement of qualifications; a full resume of their education and relevant experience; a sample finding aid; and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references who are knowledgeable about their qualifications for this position. Send applications to:

Chela Scott Weber
Director of Library and Archives
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St .
Brooklyn , NY 11201

Or EMAIL: library@brooklynhis

When emailing, please use the Subject line: Survey Archivist Application [your last name]

Applications received via email preferred. No phone calls, please. Application period closes 12/11/2009

The Brooklyn Historical Society is dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, the presence of any mental, physical, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.

About Brooklyn Historical Society and The Othmer Library
BHS' Othmer Library and archives house the most comprehensive col­lection of Brooklyn-related materials in the world. In 1993, the U.S. Department of Education designated the Othmer Library as a “major research library” under Title II-C of the Higher Education Act. Today the collection includes more than 100,000 books and pamphlets, 60,000 photographs and prints, 2,000 feet of archival collections, and more than 2,000 maps and atlases. These materials include family histories, rare books, periodicals, serials, journals, personal papers, institutional records, and oral histories that document Brooklyn 's many different ethnic groups and neighborhoods.

We draw from these holdings to create interpretive exhibitions that prompt students, scholars and members of the general public to reconsider the fundamental facts of history in light of primary source documents and artifacts. BHS serves almost 80,000 people annually by providing opportunities for civic dialogue and community engagement for children and adults through exhibit tours, public programming, research opportunities, educational programs for New York City students, and professional development workshops and written curricula for teachers.

Originally posted on a library school listserv.

P/T - Library Ass't - Gould Law Library at Touro Law Center

Library Assistant

The Gould Law Library at Touro Law Center in Central Islip seeks a
part-time Library Assistant. Duties include shelving, stack maintenance,
filing, circulation, and other duties as assigned. Computer skills are
required. Hours will be: Sunday 4:00 p.m. ? midnight, plus two additional
weekday evenings. Send resume and references to James G. Durham, Head of
Public Services at . (No phone calls, please.)

Thank you,
James Durham

James G. Durham , M.L.I.S., J.D.
Head of Public Services
Library Faculty
The Gould Law Library
Touro College / Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
255 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, New York 11722

Originally posted on a library school listserv.

F/T - Research Associate - Foundation Center

THE FOUNDATION CENTER, founded in 1956, is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy and is dedicated to serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public. Our organization’s mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy. Our vision is a world enriched by the effective allocation of philanthropic resources, informed public discourse about philanthropy, and broad understanding of the contributions of nonprofit activity to civil society.

Our research department analyzes and interprets a wealth of data on foundations and corporations and their giving to fulfill our core mission of advancing knowledge about institutional philanthropy in the United States and globally. Stakeholders in the field and the broader public rely on our research to learn about current trends and gain insights into patterns of grantmaking activity over time.

JOB TITLE: Research Associate

REPORTS TO: Director of Research

JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for maintaining databases and generating statistical analyses for research projects examining all aspects of U.S. foundation and corporate philanthropy, from domestic and international grantmaking priorities, to operating characteristics and expenses, to diversity in staffing, board composition, and giving. Develops and implements online surveys. Assists in the production of reports and other research products.


Conducts SAS-based data analyses for Research Institute reports, ad hoc projects, and outside clients; responsibilities include—but are not necessarily limited to—scheduling, programming, and formatting statistical tables and charts.

Creates online versions of Research Institute surveys for grantmaker panel and special project reports and coordinates data downloads.

Coordinates the maintenance and annual updating of the foundation expenses database and generates statistical tables and charts for related reports.

Supports Research Institute staff in producing reports and fact sheets, assembling databases, conducting trend analyses, and preparing reports—including writing, proofreading, and coordination of production

Prepares PowerPoint slides, handouts, and other presentation materials.

Assists in responding to research requests from the media, grantmakers, researchers, and other clients.

Represents the department on selected internal task forces.

Performs other duties and special projects, as assigned.

Additional Qualifications:
Knowledge: MPA or MA preferred, preferably in a social science field such as sociology or economics. Training in statistics and research methods required. Familiarity with U.S. foundation/philanthropic field is highly desirable.

Experience: A minimum of 2 to 3 years of research-related work after college in positions of increasing responsibility. Sufficient, relevant work experience may substitute partially for an advanced degree. Experience conducting data analyses using SAS, analyzing quantitative data, and preparing research reports required.

Skills and abilities: Detailed knowledge of statistical, spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation software, including proficiency in chartmaking; ability to work with large data sets; strong organizational and planning skills and ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines; excellent analytical and report writing skills; ability to communicate effectively with staff in other departments and with clients and partner organizations. Candidate must work well independently as well as in a team environment and have good interpersonal skills and the collegial attitude required in a small department.
How to Apply:

HR Manager
The Foundation Center
79 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10003

E-mail: (Please put the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line)

Do not telephone

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits.

For more information on positions available at the Foundation Center please visit our website:

The Foundation Center is an equal opportunity employer.

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Temp-P/T - Collections Maintenance Coordinator - NYU

Collections Maintenance Coordinator

Part time 20-30 hrs. per week
Up to 10 months/year

Bern Dibner Library at Polytechnic Institute of NYU is seeking an energetic individual to assist us in the following areas:

1. Service desk operations

2. Day-to-day stacks maintenance

3. Scheduling, training and supervision of students

4. Inventory and records maintenance

5. Scanning and poster printing activities

The successful candidate for this position will be an energetic, resourceful, detail oriented, people person who is flexible and a problem solver.

Bachelors Degree required.

Please submit application to:

Jana Richman
Director of Library Services
Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology
Polytechnic Institute of NYU
5 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn NY 11201

Fax: 718.260.3756

Originally posted on a library school listserv.

F/T - Librarian - City College CUNY

The City College of the City of New York Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, and service-oriented librarian to create and coordinate an Information Literacy program which will supplement the library's existing bibliographic instruction program for our five libraries. The individual must be able to collaborate with faculty in integrating the program into the College's curriculum. An ability to develop and implement an electronic outcomes assessment plan is essential; provide reference services as needed; responsible for collection development in one or more subject areas. The Information Literacy Librarian will report to the Chief of User Services and will have other related duties assigned by the Chief Librarian. Evening/weekend schedule may be required.

ALA accredited MLS and second master's or Ph.D. required for hiring. A minimum of three years of relevant experience in an academic library. Demonstrated pedagogical skill and innovative teaching methods, facility with PowerPoint and Blackboard. Good planning, administrative and communication skills, an ability to work well with the public, and a flexible approach.

Appointment to the Associate Professor rank with a minimum of six years of relevant experience in an academic library may be possible for the appropriate candidate.

$42,873 - $68,024 Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

To apply please log on to Navigate to Careers at CUNY and then log into the applicant tracking program Careers at CUNYFirst and apply online by clicking "Apply Now" and following the instructions.

In addition, to be considered for this position, you must send via e mail a CV and three letters of recommendation to:
Please include in the subject line of the email "Information Literacy Librarian Search."

Open until filled with review of resumes to begin 12/1/09.

The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.

Originally posted on a library school listerv.