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Thursday, April 30, 2009

F/T - Dig. Lib. & Media Mgmt - HBO

HBO Director, Digital Library & Media Management

Location United States - New York - New York
Requisition # 111733BR
Position Type Full Time

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.

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


Apply via company website:

Originally posted on

Monday, April 27, 2009

F/T - Ass't To VP of Digital Media - Hearst

Hearst Corporation
Industry Internet/Online/New Media
Salary Very Competitive
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location New York, NY USA

Job Requirements
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced assistant, to partner and join the effort toward promoting and coordinating digital content transformation across the Company.

In addition to administrative duties, successful candidate will be a proactive, creative thinker with experience in internet companies and a command of the language around web metrics, including the ability to transfer brain storming ideas into professional, PowerPoint presentations.

Requirements include: Bachelor’s Degree, excellent verbal and written communication skills, ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment essential, with Hearst institutional knowledge preferred. Proficiency in MS Word, PowerPoint, excel and all major web sites.

About Our Company
As the largest U.S. publisher of magazines worldwide, Hearst Magazines International, a unit of Hearst Corporation, publishes more than 200 editions for distribution in more than 100 countries. Major titles include powerful brand equities like Cosmopolitan which, with 60 editions worldwide, is the largest-selling young women’s magazine and has more editions than any other magazine in the world; Esquire, Good Housekeeping, Harper's BAZAAR, Popular Mechanics, and Seventeen. In addition, Hearst Magazines International publishes other titles through joint ventures, including Men’s Health and Runner’s World in the U.K., Grazia and Madison in Australia, and The Robb Report in Russia and China. In Great Britain, a wholly-owned subsidiary, The National Magazine Company Limited, publishes 19 magazines. Hearst Magazines publishes 15 titles in the U.S.

Hearst Magazines is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to promoting a culturally diverse work environment.

To learn more, please visit our web site:
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F/T - Acquisitions Assistant - NYU

Position Title: Acquisitions Assistant
Posting Date: 04-27-2009
Posting Number: 20090329
Grade: 08
Category Clerical/Technical
Object Code 106
Full Time

Position Summary:
Maintain on-line databases including the input of order requests.
Process newly acquired materials. Verify material received against
order information. Enter, revise, and update a variety of cataloging
information for a variety of English and foreign language materials in
the local online database, within guidelines. Perform pre-order
searching for a variety of English and foreign language materials
including new acquisitions and replacements. Respond to routine
questions and provide information regarding orders placed. Provide
general clerical support.

Qualifications/Required Education
High School diploma or equivalent.

Required Experience
1 year office experience.

Preferred Experience
1 year of library-related work experience.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Excellent organization skills. Ability to perform detailed work with
high degree of accuracy. Proficiency with basic word processing and
database applications; familiarity with online catalogs required
including RLIN (Research Libraries Information Network) or OCLC
(Online Computer Library Center). Light, accurate keyboarding.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of foreign languages.

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Originally posted on a library school listserv.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

F/T - Archives Ass't - Amer. Jewish Hist. Society

Date: June 2009
Department: Library & Archives
Schedule: F/T
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Supervisor's Title: Project Archivist
Salary: $32,000/year, with benefits

SUMMARY: Performs arrangement, rehousing and basic preservation of the
American Jewish Congress Records. This is a temporary (two-year) position
funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

-Arrange records according to series and subseries lists developed by the
Project Archivist. (required)
-Establish order of and within folders as directed. (required)
-Create folder-level contents lists for inclusion in the finding aid.
-Prepare records for archival storage by performing preservation procedures
as appropriate, such as refoldering and reboxing of the materials into
acid-free folders and boxes, and selective fastener removal and preservation
photocopying. (required)
-Identify and separate oversize items, photographs, audio, film and video
materials within the collections to ensure preservation and proper archival
storage. (required)
-Perform other duties as required.


-Coordinate and oversee the work of volunteers and other AJHS employees
assisting with the processing of the American Jewish Congress Records.

-Monitor the reformatting of audio and video materials by vendors where
needed: create databases of incoming/outgoing materials, prepare and
check-in shipments.

-Assist with selecting visual materials from the AJCongress collection for
AJHS publications, exhibits and special events. (required)

-Create electronic finding aid using Encoded Archival Description (EAD).

Education and Training: MLS from an accredited school preferred or work
towards a degree acceptable. Experience in processing archival collections

Work Experience: Two years experience in archival processing and/or records

Skills and Abilities:
- Familiarity with archival theory and techniques.

- Proficiency in MS Word and Excel required; Adobe Photoshop and
sound editing software desirable.

- Ability to type 70 WPM with accuracy.

- Reliability and accuracy in maintaining records.

- Excellent communication skills and good rapport with colleagues.

- Ability to complete tasks in a reasonable amount of time and able
to multitask.

- Capable of learning new skills.

Physical Demands: Ability to lift 40 pounds.

Special Environmental Factors: Periodic exposure to dusty and moldy

Please send resumes to:
American Jewish Historical Society
15 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011

F/T - Photo Research Lib. - Granger Collection

Position Title: Photo Research-Librarian
Job Category: Archives
Employer Name: The Granger Collection
Salary Range: Competitive salary and benefits offered.
Street Address: 381 Park Avenue South
City, State, Country: New York, NY, USA

Contact E-Mail Address:
Contact Phone Number: No calls, please
Contact Website: The Granger Collection

Position Description/Responsiblities:
Historical picture library in New York City seeks a full-time Research Librarian who is highly motivated. Must be extremely attentive to detail and have exceptional organizational skills. This is a deadline-driven position with many varied duties, from researching pictures, to captioning and keywording.

Duties include:

-In-depth picture research

-Heavy client contact

-Creating original catalogue records for images

-Image processing and indexing

-Preparing images for digital production

-Filing, and more as the need arises

Desired Qualifications:

Interest in photography, including visual literacy
Strong knowledge of world history
Excellent typing and writing skills
Proficiency in Windows necessary
Some knowledge of Photoshop helpful
Foreign language skills a plus
Photo agency experience a plus
Web savvy self-starter and team player

Start Date: June 2009

Competitive salary and benefits offered. Congenial office. Perfect for a recent grad with an MLS or a library professional already working in the photo field. Send resume and cover letter to In subject field, enter: Photo Research-Librarian Position. No calls, please.

Originally posted on

F/T - Dir., Digital Lib & Media Mgmt -

Position Title: Director, Digital Library & Media Management
Job Category: Archives
Salary Range: $140K+ DOE a year, 401K,Medical,Paid Vacation,Vision
City, State, Country: New York, NY, USA

Contact Name: Betsy Merlonghi
Contact E-Mail Address:

Position Description/Responsiblities:
Great client is in need of a Director, Digital Library & Media Management! This position is reponsible for development, administration and evolution of standards and procedures for the management of video, audio and digital photos.

This position will be responsible for creating direction regarding archival, content management, encoding, cataloguing, transcoding and post production standards.

Desired Qualifications:
** 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
** Undergraduate degree in computer sciences, library or information sciences - Masters degree a plus
** 5-8 years of management experience in Digital Media Library Management

Source: Lorelei personnel Inc. is a full service employment agency and search and search firm.

Originally posted on listerv

Temp - Medical Librarian - Second Life/Alliance Lib. Sys

The Alliance Library System has an opening for an experienced and highly motivated librarian to work with the grant-funded HIV/AIDS project, Karuna. Qualified applicants must have an MLS, experience with medical/consumer health information, an up-to-date awareness of consumer health resources and experience in the virtual world of Second Life managing events and creating displays. The librarian we’re looking for is open to collaboration, has writing, teaching, and marketing skills, and an interest in health information literacy.

Position to begin immediately for 10-15 hours per week through March, 2010. Hours are flexible; candidates must be able to work independently evenings and weekends. This is a contract for pay position - you will be paid monthly.

Please send your resume or CV to Lori Bell, by April 29, 2009.
Interviews will be held in Second Life.

Originally posted on a library school listserv.

F/T - User Exp. Specialist - Bloomberg

User Experience Specialist
Job Requisition Number: 22304

Location:United States New York - NY

The Company
Bloomberg is the leading global provider of financial data, news and analytics. The
BLOOMBERG PROFESSIONAL service and Bloomberg's media services provide real-time and archived financial and market data, pricing, trading, news and communications tools in a single, integrated package to corporations, news organizations, financial and legal professionals and individuals around the world.

The Role
Bloomberg's User Experience group is expanding and looking for an experienced, self-motivated User Experience Specialist. Our User Experience Specialists are multi-skilled innovators with extremely strong interaction design skills, user research and usability testing expertise, and an eye for aesthetics. We are looking for a multi-disciplinary team player who can quickly learn our organization's needs and culture and take responsibility for critical design decisions regarding current and future Bloomberg products.

User Experience Specialists at Bloomberg form a core team that serves as a consulting resource for the highest-visibility business application and platform projects. We collaborate closely with product and technical managers, graphic designers, technical writers, programmers, and end users. The person in this role will visualize, plan, and deliver new products and major enhancements. Our client-server technology means that we specify interaction at a very granular level. User Experience Specialists create and maintain these standards as well as design patterns for our 2,000+ programmers to follow. Since we deliver software instantaneously, we can test iteratively in real-time. This is a tremendous opportunity for a passionate self-starter looking to make a big impact!

The candidate should have a track record of applying common User-Centered Design practices and tools to solve tough design problems. Experience with designing to support complex workflows, to visualize large datasets, or operating system-level tools will be a plus. We want to see an ability to iterate on out-of-the-box solutions to design problems. The ideal candidate would be able to understand constraints quickly and be able to both produce and communicate creative design solutions.

- Bachelor of Science/Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Human Factors, or related field
- 4+ years of experience in designing and prototyping for desktop applications, rich Web-based applications, and platform-level tools
- In-depth understanding of user-centered design principles and tools
- Demonstrated fluency with wireframing and prototyping tools such as Visio/OmniGraffle, Flash/Flex, Blend/WPF, Director, HTML/CSS/JavaScript, etc.
- Ability to program in at least one scripting language as well as understanding of OOP and database principles
- Familiarity with design tools such as Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.

Apply via company website

Originally posted on company website

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

F/T - Librarian, Printed Books - Fales Lib & Special Collections, NYU

Librarian for Printed Books, Fales Library and Special Collections, New York University

Job Description
The Fales Library & Special Collections at New York University seeks a Librarian for Printed Books to oversee the management of its print collections and to collaborate in building one of the nation’s premier collections in literature and the arts.

The Fales Library/Special Collections at New York University is the primary repository for literary special collections in the NYU Libraries. The collections comprise over 200,000 printed volumes, over 15,000 linear feet of manuscript and archival collections, 15,000 media elements, and a variety of other special materials. Strengths of the collection include: the Fales Collection of English and American Literature, approximately 150,000 volumes documenting the development of the English and American novel from 1700-present; the Alfred Berol Collection of Lewis Carroll Materials; the Richard Maass Collection of Westchester and New York State; the Downtown Collection, which documents the Downtown New York literary and art scene from 1974 to the present; the Food Studies Collection, which holds more than 20,000 volumes; and the papers of various authors, such as Erich Maria Remarque, E. L. Doctorow, David Wojnarowicz, and Dennis Cooper. The Fales Library has a very active public services program, including extensive bibliographic instruction for NYU’s graduate and undergraduate students. Last year the Fales Library sponsored over 20 readings of new literature, lectures, conferences, and exhibitions for the NYU and general New York City communities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the general direction of the Head of the Fales Library, the Librarian for Printed Books will oversee the management of the Fales Library’s printed book collections, directing acquisitions, setting policies, and assuring that cataloging meets nationally accepted standards. The Librarian for Printed Books also performs extensive outreach and education duties on book history for the English Department, History, and NYU’s strong programs in Performance, American, Gender, and other studies. Duties will include acquisitions and budget management, coordinating the work of Technical Services staff; working on Special Collections books; supervising the physical processing, shelving, and reading room use of the book collections; collaborating with the Conservation Lab to identify candidates for treatment; and overseeing the flow of materials to and from offsite storage.

As part of collection management responsibilities the Librarian for Printed Books will coordinate the exhibition and exhibition loan of print materials. Working in conjunction with the director, the senior archivist, and the media specialist and processing archivist, the Librarian for Printed Books will assist with collection development, provide in-depth reference services, and represent the Fales Library in a variety of library, university, and professional venues, including extensive bibliographic instruction with special collections materials. Other duties as assigned.


Required: Graduate degree in library/information science from an accredited library program, with a second masters degree required for tenure; professional experience in special collections collection development and library management; excellent written and oral communication, and interpersonal skills; acquaintance with digital preservation and access techniques and issues; knowledge of descriptive bibliography and rare book librarianship; extensive knowledge of printing history and experience as a book history instructor. Three to five years of successful collection management experience in an academic/research special collections library; proven supervisory skills.

Preferred: Advanced subject degree in British or American Literature or a related field; knowledge of one or more western European languages. Other preferred qualifications include: experience with donors; knowledge of standards for digital imaging and digital preservation; experience maintaining digital assets and metadata; thorough understanding of critical theory.

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply: To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Acting Director of Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

Originally posted on a Library School Listserv.

Temp- Library Move - BPL

The Kings Highway branch of the Brooklyn Public Library is reopening this summer and they are in need of extra staff to put the library back in order.

I am assembling a team of 8 to 10 people for this two-week project. The branch underwent construction and now need assistance as they prepare to re-open-this would entail a lot of unpacking and arranging of books. For this you would need to be familiar with the Dewey Decimal System. It is starting on Monday, April 27th and is estimated at lasting 2 weeks working full-time 7 to 8 hour days. The pay is $10/hr. It would be a great way to get a bit of cash before the summer!

If you are interested please contact me with resumes at You would need to come and meet with me to fill out all the necessary tax forms before the project begins.

Kate Dietrick
MLIS Candidate
Pratt Institute

Kate Dietrick
Staffing Specialist
1156 Avenue of the Americas, 3rd Floor
New York, NY 10036
(main) 212-642-4321
(direct) 646-562-9510

F/T - [Science] Info Svcs Librarian - Brooklyn College CUNY

Two Information Services Librarian Openings at Brooklyn College/CUNY (science background desirable).

Brooklyn College of the City University of New York has two openings in
the Information Services unit of the Library. For both positions, the
subject area of the undergraduate degree or subject master's is open, but
preference may be given to candidates with a background in the sciences.

Follow the links below for full position descriptions:

Instructor or Assistant Professor / Information Services Librarian

Instructor or Assistant Professor / Information Services Librarian &
Weekend Supervisor

. . . . . . . . .

Jill Cirasella
Assistant Professor
Computational Sciences Specialist
Brooklyn College Library


Originally posted on a Library School Listserv.

Temp - Cataloging Librarian - SVA

POSITION TITLE: Cataloging Librarian (Temporary)*
Date Available*: *July 2009

Reports to Director, Visual Arts Library

Work Schedule: Late June/early July 2009-December 23, 2009
Flexible hours, either full-time or part-time

Position Overview: The Cataloging Librarian (Temporary) will catalog
and classify new materials for the Visual Arts Library collection;
manage the daily cataloging workflow of the Technical Services
Department; and perform other departmental duties as required by


* Original and copy cataloging of monographs and serials in both
print and non-print formats (sound and video recordings,
electronic resources, etc.) in accordance with standard national
guidelines. Performs authority maintenance and subject analysis.
* Assists in all phases of local database cleanup: non-standard
records for special materials such as exhibition catalogs, comic
books, film scripts, theses, etc.
* In charge of authority control, including materials cataloged by
paraprofessional staff.
* Responsible for checking, correcting, or revising the work of
paraprofessionals, as necessary.
* Light database maintenance, as needed.
* Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


* MLS required (ALA-accredited).
* Minimum of 2 years original cataloging experience in an academic
or research environment.
* Demonstrated experience in the cataloging of non-print materials,
including electronic resources.
* In-depth knowledge of AACR2, LCRI, LCC, LCSH and MARC.
* Experience with OCLC.
* Experience with ExLibris Voyager.
* Supervisory experience, preferably within a technical services
* Art subject cataloging experience preferred.

Salary: $25 - $30 per hour

School of Visual Arts (SVA) in New York City is an established leader
and innovator in the education of artists. From its inception in 1947,
the faculty has been comprised of professionals working in the arts and
art-related fields. SVA provides an environment that nurtures
creativity, inventiveness and experimentation, enabling students to
develop a strong sense of identity and a clear direction of purpose.

Find out what it's like to work at SVA. Visit

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to

Please indicate your preference for a full-time or part-time schedule.

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

The School of Visual Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

Originally listed on a Library School Listserv.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

F/T - Ref. Librarian - City College DSI

The City College Library is seeking a service-oriented, innovative and enthusiastic reference librarian to assist library users in the unique and specialized resources provided by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library.

Reporting to the Chief Librarian, this tenure-track position is responsible for managing and maintaining a growing collection; providing reference services and research assistance to users; information literacy instruction; developing Dominican-related bibliographic tools; training and scheduling hourly personnel; performing collection development and maintenance duties for the Dominican online collection of resources; development of web site content in assigned areas; coordinating the Library?s collaborative relationships with schools, CBO?s, and other higher education institutions; and for taking a leadership role in the continuing development of the CUNY-DSI Library and increasing the awareness of Dominican scholarship in institutions of higher education in the U.S. The librarian will supervise one full-time staff member and a cohort of student staff.

Required Experience
A minimum of three years of relevant experience working in the field of Dominican/Latino/Latin American studies; demonstrated competence in using integrated library systems; a working knowledge of major online information services; familiarity with installation of displays or exhibits; a demonstrated ability to work with researchers, students, faculty, and staff from national and international institutions; a commitment to academic excellence; active participation in regional and national professional organizations; and ability to speak, read, understand, and communicate in Spanish. Preferred qualifications include: knowledge of Dominican history, culture, and migration; professional experience managing a specialized library.

The successful candidate will possess superior written and oral communication skills, and will be energetic, flexible, and able to interact successfully with a broad clientele both inside and outside the institution. He/she will have the ability and vision to develop a strategic plan for the growth of the Dominican library collections.

MLS Requirement
MLS from an ALA-accredited library school

Education Requirements
Tenure track position, Assistant Professor:
MLS from an ALA-accredited library school and a second master's degree in a relevant discipline required


Job Type

$41,624 - $69,003

Reference No.

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

Pamela Gillespie
Assoc. Dean & Chief Librarian
City College Library
160 Convent Ave.
New York, New York 10031 USA
Phone: 212-650-7271
Fax: 212-650-7604

Library Information
The City College Library, founded in 1847, is the largest in the CUNY system with 8 libraries and 1.44 million volumes. The CUNY DSI library opened in 1994 as a reference collection dedicated to documenting the Dominican experience in the United States.

Posting Date
April 04, 2009

Originally posted on Metro

F/T - Reading Room Coor. - Ctr for Jewish History

The Center for Jewish History seeks a Reading Room Coordinator to provide public services in its multi-collection Lillian Goldman Reading Room. The ideal candidate must have an MLS degree or equivalent; good writing sills and be able to work both independently and in a team setting; ability to oversee the use of library and archival materials by the public, and commensurate photocopy services; and able to expedite in-house circulation transactions for requested materials

Required Experience
Minimum of two years experience working in reference or public services; Ability to work with electronic catalogs and database management; Ability to work in a busy environment with the public and colleagues. Appropriate demeanor.

MLS Requirement
MLS or equivalent

Education Requirements
Preference will be given to candidates with historical/humanities training; foreign language abilities in one or more of the following: Yiddish, Hebrew, German, Russian


Job Type

competitive and commensurate with qualifications

Diane Spielmann, Ph.D., Director of Public Services

Library Information
The Lillian Goldman Reading Room open to the public embodies a unique partnership that includes the collections of five major institutions of Jewish scholarship, history, and art

Posting Date
April 10, 2009

Originally posted on Metro

F/T - Temp to Perm - Archivist - Witness Media

WITNESS Media Archive
Position Announcement:
Archivist (Full-time, Temporary-to- Permanent)

WITNESS (www.witness. org) is seeking a highly-motivated, self-directed individual to provide key collections management support in our Media Archive, based in the Fort Greene area of Brooklyn. Primary duties include significant cataloging and media management responsibilities, research for and co-ordination of external and internal requests for video and images, and co-ordination of video sales. This is a challenging and deadline-driven but very supportive and collaborative work environment. We provide opportunities for continuing professional development where possible.

The WITNESS Media Archive (www.witnessmediaar is the repository for over 3000 hours of video from human rights defenders around the world. The Archive is committed to collecting, documenting, preserving, and providing access to the collection in support of advocacy, prosecution of justice, truthtelling, and the historical record.


Cataloging / Media Management (50%)
· Process incoming audiovisual media, including both physical and file-based content
· Perform descriptive cataloging, subject indexing & authority control of video, music and still image materials
· Work with WITNESS production teams to ensure good metadata capture and practices; ensure compliance with production deliverables
· Select/supervise selection of footage for online use, preservation, and other organizational needs
· Perform periodic rights review and compliance

Research and Access Coordination (30%)
· Respond to and fulfill queries from external clients for footage licensing and distribution; perform research, negotiations, and license creation
· Co-ordinate and track internal dub and video requests, serving as primary liaison between Production staff and departments
· Research collection for staff, and assist staff in database use
· Create and send periodic email newsletters to client lists
· Coordinate video sales operation including relationship with fulfillment house and Finance team, and updating of online store content

Additional Collections Management (10%)
· Update Archive web site and contribute to Archive blog
· Coordinate HVAC/environmental control maintenance
· Perform or supervise interns to perform day-to-day administrative work such as shelving, inventory, filing etc.

Internship Coordination (10%)
· Coordinate Archive internships

Required skills/knowledge

· BA in relevant field; Masters in archival or library field, or equivalent relevant experience
· Experience working with audiovisual materials in an archival context
· Demonstrated training/experience in cataloging and metadata concepts and standards
· Knowledge of digital technology relating to archival practice
· Demonstrated experience/proficie ncy with at least one of the following:
o copyright issues and rights management
o preservation of magnetic media
· Meticulous attention to detail and precision in all work
· Good organizational skills, ability to multi-task without sacrificing quality or accuracy of work
· Excellent oral and writing skills (English); ability to read, write, proofread, fact-check, and research with great accuracy
· Knowledge of Microsoft programs and familiarity with databases
· Solid general knowledge of foreign affairs, geography and recent political history; knowledge of human rights concepts and history is a plus
· Good interpersonal skills, flexibility, and sense of humor

Desirable skills/knowledge

· Licensing and rights management
· Familiarity with video production workflows
· Spanish, French or other foreign language
· Experience with Filemaker Pro databases

LOCATION: Brooklyn, New York

Commensurate with experience.

Applicants should email a resume and cover letter describing your interest and qualification for the position to: jobs@witness. org.


START DATE: When filled.


No phone calls will be accepted. Due to the volume of applicants anticipated, we will not be able to respond individually to each applicant and will only be contacting those applicants that we feel best meet our criteria.


http://www.witness. org

80 Hanson Place Brooklyn NY 11217 USA

Originally posted on a Library School listserv.

TEMP - Research Analyst - Health Care

Research Analyst ­ Health Care Sector
Long Term Assignment
New York City

We have an immediate temp opening for a research analyst in the health care
. The primary responsibilities are:

* Establish and maintain a high profile within the healthcare sector and
promote the Business Information Services (BIS) department and sector team's
capabilities to internal clients in the investment banking, merchant banking
and equity research groups.
* Undertake high-value, synthesized research within the healthcare sector
and related sectors (such as retail and consumer) when required.
* Work effectively within a virtual, global team of healthcare researchers
based in Tokyo, London, Mumbai and New York.
* Demonstrate a solid understanding of governmental and industry sources for
healthcare information. Effectively search multiple online and hard-copy
sources. Familiarity with IMS KnowledgeLink, IMS Investigator, IMS World
Review, IMS Lifecycle and Evaluate Pharma would be a distinct advantage.
* Assist in implementing the overall KM strategy within BIS through
contributions to Firm-wide industry portals and BIS healthcare team
SharePoint site.

Please send resumes to:
Angela Dzikowski at Pro Libra Associates

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

F/T - Records Manager - Mount Sinai Medical Ctr

The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City is establishing a
Records Management program and has posted the following job
announcement. We ask that resumes be sent to the address below, but
please note, you must officially apply for this position online at

Please send paper letters and resumes to this address:

Administrative Office
Levy Library, Box 1102
1 Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029-6574

Please note that it is against Mount Sinai policy to post salary ranges
online for administrative positions. Also, the position title is in
fact Records Manager. The Job Title noted here is an HR classification.

Job Title: Administrative Manager
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Department: 876 - Levy Library
Requisition Number: 09-51423

Job Description:
The Records Manager will:

Oversee all activities involved in the management of active and inactive
records whether in paper or electronic format, and create and maintain
institutional records retention schedules in accordance with Medical
Center policies
and appropriate local, state and federal laws.

Develop policies and procedures for the Records and Information
Management (RIM) program and provide guidance and training to Medical
Center departments
and staff relating to records management issues.

Identify and establish goals and objectives of the RIM program to
support the organization's strategic plan and develop periodic reports
on progress towards these objectives by gathering and analyzing data and
information related to the RIM program.

Create and implement records retention policies and schedules and manage
records retention and disposition in compliance with RIM program policy,
legal and regulatory requirements, and business needs.

Develop comprehensive procedures to document organizational RIM

Provide guidance and training to Medical Center departments and staff
relating to records management.

Review and update RIM policies and procedures and identify opportunities
for RIM process improvements.

Establish a vital records program for the organization by identifying
records and methods of protection to preserve recorded information
essential to continued operations.

Collaborate with functional groups within the organization to develop,
implement, and maintain a disaster preparedness and business continuity

Collaborate with legal counsel and IT to implement the legal hold
process and the resumption of records destruction.

Provide expertise and advice to the organization to maintain compliance
and promote efficiencies through the use of the RIM program.

Collaborate with IT to define and address the incorporation of lifecycle
management requirements into information management systems design.

Work with Records Management Committee which provides oversight and
advisement to the RIM program.

Job Qualifications:
Master's degree from an accredited college in Library Science, Archival
or related area with coursework in records management, archives,
business law and/or business management.

At least 4 years of experience in the records management field with
experience in a health care environment a plus. Previous RIM training
experience highly desirable.

Related Certifications /Certificates: Preferred Certified Records

Expertise in use of Microsoft programs as well as web-based and
enterprise-class business systems. Familiarity with best practices for
electronic data retention and discovery procedures.

Excellent written and oral communication skills and service orientation.
Ability to work independently and to work well with senior
administration, corporate officers, faculty, and staff. Able to handle
print and electronic collections, including ability to lift up to 30

Originally posted on Library School listserv.

F/T - Head Librarian - Conjuring Arts

The Conjuring Arts Research Center is currently seeking a Digitization Librarian and a Head Librarian. Conjuring Arts is a non-profit library located in Midtown Manhattan that is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of magic and its allied arts. Please visit us at for more information.

Head Librarian Position

Responsibilities include:
*Overseeing the day to day operations of a small non-profit library comprising approximately 12,000 volumes dating from the late 1400s to the present.
*Acquiring and cataloging books, manuscripts, and periodicals of all ages
*Editing metadata in the library’s database, Ask Alexander (
*Functioning as the main contact for the library’s nearly 300 members, keeping up with new memberships and renewals, and coordinating the mailing of the library’s bi-annual journal
*Hiring and supervision of the library’s interns

*Experience working with rare and delicate literary materials
*Excellent customer service skills
*Knowledge of Microsoft Office
*Excellent organization skills and attention to detail

*MLS from an ALA accredited college or university
*Experience in cataloging, archives, reference, digitization, and/or other general library work
*Knowledge of web design

This position is ideal for anyone interested in special libraries, rare books, digitization, magic, and/or gaining experience in all areas of library work. Recent or May MLS graduates are encouraged to apply.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to Please specify that you are applying for the Head Librarian Position.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Originally posted on Library School listserv.

F/T - Dig. Librarian - Conjuring Arts

The Conjuring Arts Research Center is currently seeking a Digitization Librarian and a Head Librarian. Conjuring Arts is a non-profit library located in Midtown Manhattan that is dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of magic and its allied arts. Please visit us at for more information.

Digitization Librarian Position

Responsibilities will include scanning materials of all ages, using the Atiz BookDrive Pro ( and BookDrive Capture, to be entered into Ask Alexander (, an all-encompassing magic database that is fully text searchable. The Digitization Librarian will also serve as the direct supervisor of the library’s Digitization Interns and work with ABBYY Fine Reader and Adobe Acrobat Professional.

Experience handling rare and delicate literary materials and adequate computer literacy are required. Experience with digital photography, ABBYY Fine Reader, and Adobe Acrobat Professional are preferred.

This position is ideal for anyone with an interest in archives, special libraries, rare books, digitization, and/or magic. Students currently enrolled in a Library Science program are encouraged to apply.

To apply please send a resume and cover letter to Please specify that you are applying for the Digitization Librarian position.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Originally posted on Library School listerv.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

F/T - Dir. Census Solutions - Nielsen Online

Nielsen Online, a service of The Nielsen Company, monitors and measure more than 80% of global Internet activity and provides insights about the online universe--including audiences, advertising, video, consumer-generated media (CGM), word-of-mouth, e-commerce and consumer behavior--to help you create and maintain your competitive advantage. Look to Nielsen Online for solutions to optimize Internet, digital and marketing strategies.
We are seeking an experienced Product Manager and business leader to play a leading role in the ongoing evolution and maintenance of one of our growing business lines. Our Census Solutions offer actionable insights into site performance, benchmarking, competitive analysis and audience profiling. As the owner of these solutions, you will define and prioritize market requirements for measurement & methods, launch global markets, create business cases to support future integration into a single audience measurement solutions suite and evangelize the solutions internally and externally. You'll look for every opportunity to improve the products and you'll be responsible for keeping track of all customer input. We need an individual with a unique skill set: someone who is equally comfortable presenting in front of prospects and clients as he/she is exploring and analyzing extremely granular data. We want a person who can support and drives all these efforts while playing a leading role in managing products and services that help clients understand evolving online audience behavior.
The Director, Census Solutions role will include the following responsibilities:
-Create and own product marketing

-Collaborate with clients& sales team in the creation and specification of market requirements for current and future products

-Create detailed market and product requirements

-Manage cross-functional development efforts

-Lead product launch efforts including development of go-to-market plans

-Produce product collateral such as white papers, client presentations, webcasts and case studies

-Conduct market analysis and define competitive positioning

-Measure and analyze existing products for opportunities to innovate and improve, providing additional benefits to customers

-Evangelize products to clients and salespeople

-Attend and participate in sales calls

-Manage timely delivery of syndicated and customized client deliverables


The ideal candidate will have the following skills and experience:
-Bachelor's degree required, MBA a plus
-5+ years of relevant experience in product management or product marketing
-Understanding of macro Internet trends & concepts

-Passion for analyzing products, customers and market dynamics

-Outstanding written and oral communication skills

-Strong organizational, analytical and execution skills

-Desire to be successful in a fast-paced, performance oriented environment

-Analytical and good communication skills

-Experience working across multiple teams & time zones, coordinating large projects and ability to multi-task

-Excellent organizational skills including the ability to build effective working relationships

-Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint

In addition to the above requirements, the following are highly desirable characteristics:
-Experience in Product/ Program Management

-Experience developing Internet products and technologies a plus

-Demonstrated project management skills

-Experience in analyzing online data

-General familiarity of research techniques and methodologies

-Experience in online media or market research experience is a plus.

-Experience in web analytics products is a plus

Job: Research/Development

Travel: Yes, 25% of the time

Apply online at

F/T - Librarian - Cline Davis & Mann LLC

Cline Davis & Mann LLC [CDM Network] is one of the world’s largest global healthcare advertising agencies [and growing], with more than 800 talented individuals located in offices across the United States and Europe.

We are currently looking for a Librarian for roles in conducting manual and computerized information research, prepare research reports and summaries, alert teams to current developments and information in their relevant brands/categories and set up a system to catalog all agency presentations into key-word searchable databases.


We seek applicants with excellent communication skills who are able to develop strong relationships with teams and are able to juggle multiple projects simultaneously.

A Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree and a minimum of 5 years of experience as Librarian, Information Resource Expert or similar is required. A science undergrad degree or experience in medical/pharmaceutical industry is preferred. Previous librarian experience at a consulting firm is preferred. Experience with online searching, including some experience with medical databases, is required.

CDM has attained a unique position in the marketplace as the premier creator of world-class healthcare brands.

CDM is an equal opportunity employer and offers a comprehensive benefits package to its employees.

Apply at

Posted: 3/17/2009

Originally posted on Career Builder

F/T - Knowledge Access & Resource Mgmt Svcs -NYU

Position: Director, Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services

New York University Libraries
Director, Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services

This position leads, shapes and oversees the work of 60 staff engaged in acquiring and making accessible the research resources in all formats of the NYU Division of Libraries. The Director is a member of the Libraries senior management team, which shares responsibility for planning, budget allocation, and the development and leadership of major strategic initiatives. In collaboration with senior management colleagues (including the Directors for Collections and Research Services, Public Services, Libraries IT Services, and Digital Library Technology Services), the Director has primary leadership responsibility for intellectual access to materials in a changing mix of user-oriented online environments.

The Director oversees the creation, acquisition, integration and lifecycle management of metadata and the supporting processes that enable knowledge access through a suite of discovery and retrieval systems. The Director oversees the operations of the Libraries' integrated library system (ILS), including its use by non-NYU libraries that participate in consortia and related services, and serves as liaison to those libraries. The scope of KARMS units comprises acquisitions, including licensing; serials and electronic resource management; cataloging and metadata production, integration and maintenance. Services are performed for the central and institute libraries, with selected services provided to consortium member libraries. The Director is also responsible for designing and overseeing a wide range of special projects, e.g., with affiliate libraries, digital library collections, specialized resources, and for NYU's developing branch campus in Abu Dhabi.

The Libraries' strategic plan emphasizes the need for continual organizational learning and innovation to meet the challenge of integrating library resources and services with new, ever-changing, powerful networked teaching, learning and research environments. The KARMS Director will have the opportunity to manage significant new service development and to redesign organizational structures and staff roles in this environment.

The Division of Libraries expends $11.6 million on collections (56% on electronic resources) and adds 90,000 volumes annually. KARMS staff comprises 14 librarians (who are faculty), 3 administrative staff and 43 support staff, as well as 11 FTE of student casuals and adjunct assistants. The Libraries deploys the ExLibris Aleph ILS, using PRIMO as its primary end-user access system; the Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Electronic Resources Management System; and DSpace for its institutional and preservation repositories.

New York University Libraries: Library facilities at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 4 million volumes. New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Research Libraries Group Partnership of OCLC, and the Digital Library Federation. The Libraries also serves as the administrative headquarters of the Research Library Association of South Manhattan, a consortium that includes New School and Cooper Union. The NY School of Interior Design, New-York Historical Society and the Brooklyn Historical Society also participate in use of the ILS. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to

Qualifications: Evidence of vision and leadership in the fields of knowledge access and resource management; substantial successful experience in acquisitions, cataloging, processing, and/ or metadata production processes in an academic/research library, including evidence of successful and creative management of staff and operations; operational knowledge of discovery and access methods and systems; substantial knowledge of trends, issues and methods of intellectual access to library resources coupled with a strong service orientation and knowledge of user needs for teaching, learning and research; excellent communications and interpersonal skills; excellent administrative, management, planning, and organizational skills; experience in coordination or management of integrated library system functions; working knowledge of metadata standards; evidence of creative problem-solving and innovative, results-oriented approaches to processes and organizational development; evidence of successful leadership in a complex organization, including demonstrated potential for leading transformational change. MLS from an ALA-accredited program and a second master's degree required to be eligible for tenure.

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks' annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply: To ensure consideration, send résumé and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Acting Director of Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via e-mail to Résumés will be considered until the position is filled.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer.

Contact Information:
E-mail :
Mr. Enrique Yanez
Acting Human Resources Director
Human Resources
New York University, Division of Libraries
70 Washington Sq. South 11th floor
New York, NY 10012

Date posted: 3/23/2009
Originally posted Chronicle of Higher Education

F/T - Research Associate/Content Management - Knovel

Knovel is an online science and technical reference collection used by applied scientists and practicing engineers around the world to quickly locate relevant and reliable technical information. Knovel customers include over 75 Fortune 500 companies and over 280 leading engineering and science universities worldwide.

Knovel has uniquely optimized content, search, and interactive tools for specific engineering disciplines. More than 1,600 leading reference works and databases from over 40 international publishers and professional societies are integrated for easy information discovery.

As Research Associate in our Content Management Department you will support the Director of Contracts and Licensing in acquiring rights to new content, updating and maintaining the appropriate databases for content requests, overseeing the volume in our production pipelines, tracking new editions of existing content, coordinating with publishers, tracking amendments, and monitoring use of our Content on the Web.

Key Responsibilities:

• Maintain and update the pipeline of content requests to Publishers. Prioritize the pipeline according to directions from the Director. This includes research responsibilities such as verifying and/or obtaining metadata, designating appropriate category and sub-category for the titles.

• Interact with existing publishers to ensure we received review samples, production materials, and signed addendums in a timely manner.

• Mailing, tracking and processing publisher addendums

• With Director supervision, maintain a flow of appropriate business information to publishers including relevant information on royalties and the usage of their products to support the development of our business with them.

• Maintain and track new editions of existing Knovel content from publication date until updated on Knovel.

• Ensure that Knovel has the latest content available online by reviewing publisher catalogs seasonally to track ‘new editions’

• Coordinate with Production as needed to obtain print and/or electronic copies of approved content for production processing.

• Assist Director on occasional projects, such as researching/preparing materials for presentations to new content providers

• Monitor various file hosting sites to ensure that Knovel content is not being posted illegally. With Director’s supervision, send out “Notice of Claimed Infringement” to have the content removed. Follow up to ensure material is taken down in a timely fashion.


- Strong computer skills including Excel, PowerPoint and Word.

- Experience creating reports

- Excellent communication skills (written, verbal and interpersonal).

- Initiative and organization skills

- Strong collaborative skills to maintain good relationships with key departments such as finance, production, sales and product development

- Ability to work harmoniously and effectively as part of a work team.

- Ability to maintain own workflow and meet deadlines.

- Excellent research skills using traditional print, advanced Internet and database search skills

Minimum Educational/Experience Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in liberal arts or journalism preferred; MLS helpful, not required

- Minimum of 2-3 years of related experience in the editorial, research or corporate library area.

Apply on-line at

Originally posted on SLA NY Joblog.