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Thursday, March 25, 2010

F/T - Senior Reference Librarian - Morrison & Foerster LLP

Senior Reference Librarian (NY)(Job ID:21589)

As the Senior Reference Librarian you will provide expert reference and research services to all practice areas, with emphasis on corporate and securities research. Lead or provide support for local and firmwide library projects and initiatives. Ensure client services and satisfaction are attained in all areas of position.

1) Master's Degree in Library Science and/or Information Science strongly preferred. 2) At least 5 years experience as a reference librarian in a law firm or corporate law library setting. 3) Extensive experience using online and print resources to perform research including LexisNexis, Westlaw, Courtlink, Securities Mosaic, Bloomberg, Westlaw Business and ThomsonOne Banker. 4) Excellent communication skills and the ability to build effective internal and external client relationships. 5) Ability to exchange information and to present ideas, report facts and other information clearly and concisely. 6) Ability to apply effective independent judgment. 7) Ability to independently assess client needs and to develop responsive solutions. 8) Strong interactive skills and the ability to succeed in a teamwork environment. 9) Strong motivation to apply skills and knowledge proactively. 10) Proficient in using Microsoft Office programs, including Word, Outlook, and Excel. 11) Commitment to delivering client service by assisting co-workers. Ability to mentor junior librarians and other library staff. 12) Ability to follow complex instructions with high degree of accuracy. 13) Ability to lead and direct work teams. 14) Advanced analytical and information gathering skills; ability to evaluate and prioritize extensive, detailed data.

Please apply on-line by visiting or click here to go directly to the Careers link
This job is listed under job ID 21589.

Morrison & Foerster is not accepting resumes or referrals from agencies. If you are a recruiter, search firm, or employment agency, you will not be compensated in any way for your referral of a candidate even if Morrison & Foerster hires the candidate.

Thank you. 

Morrison & Foerster LLP, an AmLaw 20 law firm with 16 offices worldwide, has an opening for a Senior Reference Librarian for our New York office.

Morrison & Foerster LLP is a premier global law firm committed to delivering success for our clients around the world. We achieve that by hiring the best talent for every position in our firm. Our progressive workplace policies and our commitment to diversity and collegiality create an environment ideally suited to teamwork and collaboration. We are proud of our numerous workplace awards, including being named to FORTUNE’s list of Best Companies to Work For, American Lawyer’s ''A'' list, and for several years running, have been the Vault survey’s #1 law firm for diversity. 

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

F/T - Assistant Head Librarian, ISAW Library - New York University

Assistant Head Librarian, New York University, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World

New York University seeks a qualified individual for the Assistant Head Librarian for the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World [ISAW] position. The Assistant Head Librarian will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the ISAW Library and reporting to the Head of ISAW Library. In addition, this position will have full oversight for technical and public services functions within the Library. Additionally, the Assistant Head Librarian is responsible for technical & public services at ISAW.
The Institute for the Study of the Ancient World is a unique center for advanced scholarly research and graduate education, offering the Ph.D. degree through NYU’s Graduate School of Arts and Science. It has a wider geographic span than other programs that focus on the ancient world, incorporating not only Europe and the entire Mediterranean basin, but also the Near East, and Central, South, and East Asia. In its research and its teaching of doctoral students, ISAW will emphasize an interdisciplinary approach, one that transcends modern boundaries of nation. It supports scholarship that crosses customary disciplinary boundaries – art history, literature, archaeology, history, geography, geology, economics, and sociology, among others – to create a new intellectual framework for understanding the ancient world, and to train a new generation of scholars steeped in that integrated approach.
The Library supports the research and curricular needs of ISAW’s faculty and graduate students. The librarian will coordinate workflow, establish priorities and assign work to ISAW's library staff. It will be responsible to hire, train and review performance for all staff (technical and public services), including managing special projects by devising appropriate workflows and providing supervision. The librarian will lead ISAW’s cataloging unit and, with that group, perform original and complex copy cataloging for all formats in a wide range of subjects and languages using the Ex Libris Aleph client. Lead the planning and reorganization of the Technical Services components of the ISAW Library as this new unit matures and as the needs of the institute evolve. Ensure quality of bibliographic and digital databases through compliance with national and local standards such as MARC, AACR2, LCSH, LCCS, OCLC, NLM and LC cataloging practices and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards. Provide leadership in the area of metadata management through the selection, creation and application of appropriate metadata for print and digital records. Participate in the development of standards, policies and procedures to ensure accurate and timely maintenance of catalog and digital records. Serve as a liaison to Knowledge Access and Resource Management Services (KARMS) / Technical Services and other departments in the Division of Libraries.
In addition, the Assistant Head Librarian will work closely with the Head of ISAW Library to provide leadership in the planning, design and provision of public access services in the ISAW Library, including the production and revision of library guides; provide individual and group instruction and orientation; serve as a liaison to faculty and graduate students; contribute to the library’s public relations efforts; work with faculty members, visiting Research Scholars and students on integrating electronic resources into teaching and research; respond to written, telephone, and email reference questions; participate in library and institutional committees and other activities as appropriate.
The librarian will be working closely with the Head of ISAW Library and other members of ISAW’s staff to assist in the planning and implementation of The Ancient World Digital Library, one of the Digital Initiatives underway at the Institute.
ALA-accredited MLS and second subject Master’s degree required for tenure. Background relevant to the areas of study at ISAW required; The Assistant Head Librarian is expected to have the ability to use a full range of text and electronic resources in history, archaeology, art history and other areas; familiarity with current trends in technical services. Minimum three years professional experience strongly preferred. Awareness of cross-disciplinary issues in librarianship. Working knowledge of the appropriate languages of scholarship. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills necessary. Ability to work collegially within a small unit that is flexible and extremely responsive to patrons.
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, 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. 

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NYU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

F/T - Library Research Services Manager - DLA Piper

Job Title: Manager Library Research Svcs
Area of Interest: Legal Support Services
Location: New York, NY
Req #: dlap-00000892a

DLA Piper, a leader in the practice of law worldwide, seeks a Library Research Services Manager with excellent project management, leadership and training skills to lead and direct national Research Services initiatives and provide the vision and leadership necessary to insure the all local Research Services functions operate cooperatively, consistently and with the greatest efficiency. Position may be located in either New York, Chicago, Palo Alto or Washington, DC.

Leads research related ' process improvement' initiatives. The Research Services Manager is expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to providing superior service to the lawyers, producing quality work product and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. Above all, the Library Research Services Manager must fulfill the needs of the Firm in a manner that is consistent with the Firm's vision and values. This position reports to the Firm Director of Research Services and Libraries.

The ideal candidate will perform essential duties and responsibilities related to the following functions:


-Research Services and Products

-Resource development

-Staff Orientation and Training

In-depth knowledge of a wide range of print and digital legal, business, scientific and general information resources. Research and reference skills, including online searching of the Internet, legal and non-legal databases, Web-based services, etc. Ability to deal with contracts and licensing agreements and financial matters. Working knowledge of general and library-specific software, including integrated library systems, spreadsheets, and database management software. Willing to work after normal business hours and weekends when required.

MLS and/or JD degree required with a minimum of ten years progressively responsible professional library experience, including extensive reference, research and training experience. Minimum of five years management experience, including personnel supervision and administration of research services. Significant law library or professional service firm experience required and law firm experience strongly preferred. Expert knowledge of print and online legal and business research resources and methodologies. Expert knowledge of Lexis and Westlaw. Expert knowledge or ability to learn several of the following systems: Dialog, Bloomberg, Court Express, Courtlink, Pacer, D&B, Delphion. PLC.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

F/T - Project Archivist - Princeton University


Req Number: 1000163  
Title: Project Archivist  
Department: Library - 690  
The Princeton University Library, one of the world's most respected research institutions, serves a diverse community of 6,600 students and 1,100 faculty members with more than 6 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, and 2 million nonprint items. The holdings in its central facility and 15 specialized libraries range from ancient papyri and incunabula to the most advanced electronic databases and digital collections. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support personnel, complemented by a large student and hourly workforce. More information can be found at the Library's Web site:

Available: Immediately

Description: The Project Archivist will work at the Princeton University Library's Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library, a unit of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections. This library houses the Princeton University Archives (current holdings of approximately 15,000 cubic feet) as well as a major collection of 20th-century public policy papers (current holdings of approximately 20,000 cubic feet).

The Princeton University Archives Project Archivist will works towards the completion of a number of processing, description, and digitization projects. Top priorities include work on the library's Princetoniana Collection, collections related to theater at Princeton, collections of audiovisual and photographic material, and various university record groups. This position will supervise a team of several student workers, and will be expected to produce finding aids, catalog records, and other access tools. The position will also participate in the reference activities of the Mudd Manuscript Library and work relating to EAD development, digitization, and related technical issues. The Project Archivist will report to the Assistant University Archivist for Technical Services.  
Required: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archival management, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience processing archival records, including large collections of institutional records. Demonstrated ability to appraise historical records. Experience with pragmatic and efficient processing procedures such as those outlined in Greene and Meissner's "More Product, Less Process." Fluency with relevant standards for archival description including DACS, EAD, and MARC, and familiarity with other metadata standards. Knowledge and awareness of current trends in the digitization of unique and rare scholarly resources for access and preservation. Strong decision-making, project management and supervisory skills. Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently.  
Experience working in, and providing reference services within an active university records program. Knowledge of principles and techniques for managing electronic records. Knowledge of Princeton University history or the history of American higher education.  
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for applying: Complete the online application and click "Apply to this Posting" at the top of the posting details page.

Required documents; Resume/CV and Cover Letter  
Comments: This is a two-year term appointment. Funding for a two-year term currently available; longer term possible based on obtaining additional funding  

Saturday, March 20, 2010

P/T - Assistant Archivist - Mount Sinai Medical Center Archives

Position: Assistant Archivist (Part-time)
Mount Sinai Archives, New York, NY

The Mount Sinai Archives contains the archival records of The Mount
Sinai Hospital
, founded in 1852 as the Jews' Hospital in New York, Mount
Sinai School of Medicine

(1963- ), The Mount Sinai Hospital School of Nursing (1881-1971), and
The Mount Sinai Medical Center (1969- ).  The Archives also houses
manuscript collections of individuals associated with Mount Sinai.

Description: Assist in processing manuscript and institutional papers,
photographs, and oral histories relating to the Mount Sinai institutions
under the supervision of the Archivist.  Create and maintain finding
aids and databases.  Scan and catalog images according to Archives'
policies. Provide reference service in the absence of the Archivist.
Position is for 22.5 hours each week.  Excellent salary and includes

Qualifications:  Minimum of MA in history or library science, with
additional course work and practical experience in archival management
required.  Excellent oral and written communication, organizational, and
planning skills.  Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and
meet deadlines.  Ability and willingness to shift boxes weighing up to
40 lbs.  Familiarity with Windows environment and knowledge of Word and
database packages desirable.

Please send a resume, name of two references and a copy of a completed
finding aid to:

Barbara J. Niss
Mount Sinai Archives
Box 1102
1 Gustave L. Levy Pl.
New York, NY 10029-6574


Barbara J. Niss
Archives & Records Management Div.
Levy Library Box 1102
Mount Sinai Medical Center
1 Gustave L. Levy Pl.
New York, NY 10029-6574
(212) 241-7239
(212) 241-4925 (fax)

Friday, March 19, 2010

F/T - Assistant Director of Special Formats Processing - NY Public Library

The New York Public Library

Type of Library

Job Description
Under the general direction of the Director of Collections Strategy, the Assistant Director of Special Formats Processing:- Is responsible for providing strong leadership in the coordination and management of cataloging activities for special collections & special formats materials throughout NYPL. Materials include, but are not limited to rare books, print, photographs, non-commercial sound and video recordings, set, costume and lighting designs, ephemera and artifacts.
- Supervises and trains staff in cataloging and metadata creation.
- Plans, coordinates and manages work flows of the unit based on collection priorities and institutional goals.
- Works closely with Collections and Circulation Operations (CCO) on the development and standardization of cataloging practice throughout the Library.
- Collaborates with curators and collection development staff on developing cataloging priorities and strategies for backlog reduction.
- Works closely with others to prepare funding proposals for the processing of special format materials and administers appropriate grant funds and budgets.
- Represents the Library in organizations, conferences and consortia related to special formats processing.
- Maintains a personal program of continuous education and professional development, and assists other staff members in developing such programs for themselves.
Performs related duties as required.

Required Experience
- MLS from an ALA-accredited institution and additional graduate degree in humanities subject preferred.
- Minimum of five years successful professional experience in cataloging special collection material, including the use of OCLC Connexion and experience with Innovative Interfaces Millennium preferred.
- Successfully demonstrated knowledge of cataloging procedures, principles and standards for multiple special formats.
- Demonstrated experience in the creation and maintenance of authority records.
- Demonstrated awareness of current trends and developments in cataloging and metadata schemas.
- Successfully demonstrated experience in the areas of project management, problem-solving and decision-making in a collaborative and coordinated planning environment.
- Successfully demonstrated experience in the supervision and training of staff.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including the ability to work effectively with staff across departments.
- Successful budget management experience preferred.

Education Requirements
MLS from an ALA-accredited institution and additional graduate degree in humanities subject preferred.


Job Type


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Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. E/O/E.

P/T - Digital Services Manager - American Museum of Natural History

American Museum of Natural History

Type of Library
Special – All Others

Job Description
The Digital Services Manager will be responsible for the administration and maintenance of the Library web servers and all Library applications and systems, including but not limited to, the OPAC, digital repository, and Library image database. Responsible for the setup, customization, and interlinking of new library systems. Monitor technological innovations in the library and cultural resources communities and take the lead in implementing appropriate technology as needed to convert textual, image, audio, and video materials into digital form; and to migrate digital objects into new formats. Coordinate and oversee the Library’s digitization efforts by monitoring production standards and storage space, researching and implementing hardware and software and participating in consortial digitization projects. Act as an intermediary between the Museum’s IT department and the Library’s OPAC vendor (presently Innovative Interfaces).

Required Experience
An MLS or equivalent experience working in a library environment. Advanced knowledge of library systems and emerging library technologies. Extensive knowledge of web-based applications using LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP) based solutions; demonstrated experience with web server software such as IIS or Apache; familiarity with HMTL and other Web related markup languages, features, and protocols (XHTML, XML, RSS, CSS); familiarity with basic library metadata standards (MARC, OAI, Dubin Core and EAD) and the issues related to the application of metadata to digital objects. Experience working with various image/multimedia formats (jpeg, gif, tif, swf, mov, avi, flv). Comfortable working in multi-platform (Linux, Windows, and Mac) environments. Interest and knowledge of various institutional repository systems and of digital preservation issues. Familiarity with various open source collection management systems, including Omeka, DRUPAL and DSPACE. Basic understanding of TCP/IP networking and proxy servers desired.

MLS Requirement

Education Requirements
An MLS or equivalent experience working in a library environment.


Job Type


Tom Baione
Acting Director
Department of Library Services

Library Information

F/T - User Services (Associate Librarian) - Memorial Sloan-Kettering

Our Library supports Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center's mission to improve patient care, support clinical and laboratory research, and enhance education. We select, acquire and provide relevant scientific and medical information. Customized training programs are available to optimize access to information. We are committed to outstanding service and to implementing innovations that meet the needs of our users.

The Associate Librarian, User Services is a senior level position reporting to the Library Director. In this role the candidate¿s overall responsibilities include:
- Manage 6+ staff which includes professional librarians as well as contractors and interns (when needed). Carries out administrative duties including salary planning, annual reviews, and career development.
- Spearheads and manages the overall library operation that touches on customer services functions. Develops and executes plans to incorporate technology to support the modern library as well as implement new/improved operational processes, workflow activities, and policies.
- Manage the collection and analysis of user services¿ metrics to support informed decisions to continue, upgrade and retire services.
- Oversees the marketing and communication function of the library, develops and creates appropriate end user training and awareness campaigns.
- Leader and key participant on library project teams.

- Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program required
- Bachelor¿s degree in Science or equivalent experience in a health science environment
- Eight to ten years of Library and Information Management experience with progressive employment history showing increased responsibility and management experience
- Knowledge and a deep range of experience with software tools including web development and design, client survey instruments, needs assessment tools, knowledge databases and online training software (for developing courseware and managing the ongoing program)
- Must demonstrate managerial skills and capabilities and experience working across departmental lines and deep experience working with internal customers and external vendors
- Must have knowledge and experience working with current technologies that support library services, information discovery and knowledge management including automated library systems, library portal applications, underlying support tools, and web development and design

 Monday to Friday, Library Hours of Operation: 8:00am to 7:00pm

To apply go to website:

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

F/T - Director of Research and Information - JCC Association

Position: Director of Research and Information

JCC Association’s Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership and Management is seeking a full time Director of Research and Information who will be responsible for providing research and analysis that assists Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) in management and decision making. The director will be responsible for the collection, organization and dissemination of informational resources to JCCs throughout North America. The successful candidate will manage JCC Association’s intranet and analyze and present data related to critical issues facing JCCs.

The successful candidate will have a BA/BS; Master’s degree preferred with 3 years work experience in Information Management, research, library science, or a related field with knowledge in survey design and implementation, trend and data analysis, knowledge of database management, SPSS,  MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of Jewish community and JCC operations is helpful.

Forward resume and salary requirements to Alan Goldberg, Vice President, JCC Association, Mandel Center for Excellence in Leadership and Management, 520 Eighth Avenue, New York, NY 10023 or e-mail resume and cover letter to  by March 31, 2010 

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

F/T - Librarian /School Media Specialist - NYPublic School/Govenors Island


Education: Bachelor (BA, BS, etc.)
Location: Governors Island, New York, 10004, United States
Posted by: New York Harbor School

Job Category: Education & Training, Library sciences
Sector: Nonprofit
Language(s): English
Job posted on: March 11, 2010
Area of Focus: Children and Youth, Education and Academia, Environment and Ecology, Library or Resource Center
 Type: Full time
Salary: Per UFT contract
Last day to apply: May 10, 2010
Last updated: March 11, 2010

We are looking for a New york State Certified Librarian to run our brand new library on Governors Island and provide library and technological services to our students and teachers.

Urban Assembly New York Harbor School has quickly established itself as one of the most exciting schools in the city for teachers and students. We use New York Harbor as an extra classroom through an interdisciplinary program that regularly puts students on the water. We are a College Preparatory Career and Technical Education (CTE) school, where students choose to specialize in Marine Science, Marine Policy or Marine Technology. Students and staff travel via ferry from lower Manhattan to our location on Governors Island. Our school has an extended day/year.
Additional Qualifications:
Do you want to plan interdisciplinary projects with your colleagues?

Do you believe students learn best when they are known and cared for?

Do you have a passion for water and environmental issues?

Do you want to work on GOVERNORS ISLAND?!


400 Irving Ave., 4th Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11237 (moving to Governors Island July 2010)

How to Apply:

Please visit our website at to learn more about the school.
Interested candidates should send a resume, and statement of required certification under cover of a detailed letter to Sharon Jacker, at


Saturday, March 13, 2010

P/T - Technologist C - Fashion Institute of Technology

Job Description:
Part Time - 19 hrs/wk - Monday to Friday
Schedule 91/0 ($29.34/hr)
Scan source materials (photographic prints, slides and other formats) from the College Art History slide library, Library Special Collections and other college departments for digital image database and networked delivery for teaching/study/research purposes. Integrate text and images in the digital databases within established guidelines to assure image and file-name consistency. Create digital masters and associated technical metadata based upon adopted guidelines. Process and optimize master images as necessary to create access and use derivatives. Perform quality control of digital images and perform image manipulations, color corrections and retouching as needed. Inventory and archive image files and associated records to CD/DVD for offline storage. Interact with campus IT to maintain and trouble shoot Window IIS server and backup servers. In consultation with supervisors, assist faculty with metadata creation and integration of digital technologies into their course work and with departments to researching new collections for inclusion and digitization. Partner with other institutions and vendors to host our digital images and metadata. Administrate rights, access and passwords. Handle special projects as assigned and assist as a back-up technician supporting the other members of Library IT and in the Graphics Lab. Special Projects as assigned.
This is a general description and is not to be construed as all-inclusive.
Bachelors degree or completion of four years in an accredited post secondary institution of learning and two years of related experience or Associates degree or completion of two years in an accredited post secondary institution of learning and four years of related experience. A minimum of two years of experience must be in a server/client/networked environment (Mac OSX server, Windows server) and should include experience with image file formats and digitization methods, digital storage and archiving technologies and databases in both Mac and PC platforms. Must have a familiarity with image databases and their application and working knowledge of peripherals, including; scanners, digital cameras and printers. Ability to utilize various software packages including Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, FileMaker Pro, etc. Applicant must be proficient in PhotoShop and must be proficient in both Microsoft Windows and Apple Operating systems. Some course work in Art History, Photography and/or Fine Arts is desirable. Experience providing customer support in an IT environment, preferably in a college/university environment is highly desirable. Web development experience preferred. Must be able to troubleshoot computers/servers, scanners and photographic equipment. Must have knowledge of color calibration software and basic scanning and digital photography techniques. Must have ability to communicate instructions, techniques and be able to respond to basic questions regarding the use of software and hardware. Strong communication and organizational skills required. Must possess and demonstrate quality customer service skills and flexibility. Experience with MDID a plus.

Application Instructions:
Applicants MUST submit the following documents online.
* Resume/cv
* Cover letter
* A list of three professional references with telephone numbers and email addresses
The deadline to apply is Friday, March 19th, 2010.
For more information about FIT, please visit FIT's website at:
Returning Applicants - Login to your FITNYC Careers Account to check your completed application.
Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding his or her application status. 
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Friday, March 12, 2010

F/T - Government Documents Librarian - CUNY, City College

City College Library

Type of Library

Job Description
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 as well as 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.Instructor or Assistant Professor
This position is available September 1, 2010.

Required Experience
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSALA-accredited MLS; second master’s or Ph.D. required for Assistant Professor rank; a minimum of two years of relevant experience; demonstrated competence in using integrated library systems.
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.

MLS Requirement
ALA-accredited MLS

Education Requirements
ALA-accredited MLS; second master’s or Ph.D. required for Assistant Professor rank


Job Type


Reference No.


Pamela Gillespie
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 system includes the Morris Raphael Cohen Library, six departmental libraries, and a partnership with the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute Library. The collections, the largest in the CUNY system, total more than 1,485,000 volumes and 57,000 electronic journal subscriptions. Library faculty provide individualized library service to faculty and students, information literacy education, instruction in research methodology and resource evaluation on multiple levels.

P/T - Library Director - Valatie Free Library, Valatie NY

The Valatie Free Library in Columbia County is seeking a part time Library Director.  

The Library Director is expected to represent the library within the community and Mid-Hudson Library System, develop programs, develop collections, provide budgeting information, hire, manage and train staff/volunteers, manage the library facilities, advise the Board on pertinent issues, and give monthly reports on library operations, attend meetings and participate in fundraising events.

Must be flexible with availability.  Job includes day, evening and weekend hours  (total 30 - 35 hrs). Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent library experience.

Interested candidates should submit resume to the Valatie Free Library, PO Box 336, Valatie, NY 12184, attention: Erica Balon by 3/22/2010.

F/T - Librarian I - Woodstock Public Library

Librarian I position available at The Woodstock Public Library District (Ulster County, NY). 

This is a full-time, civil service position. Hours include some evenings and Saturdays. 
Minimum Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited program and Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate issued by the State of New York or eligibility to obtain said certificate. Some public library experience preferred. 

Please submit resume with cover letter and three references by April 6, 2010 to: Amy Raff, Director, Woodstock Public Library District, 5 Library Lane, Woodstock, NY 12498.

F/T - Competitive Intelligence Research Associate - White & Case

Competitive Intelligence Research Associate

Position Summary:
Specializes in high-level research and analysis of companies, industries, markets, and competitors for partners and marketing managers globally involved in client, business, and practice area development. Utilizes appropriate fee based and value added print material, online databases and vetted web resources in the areas of business, industry and other subjects in an accurate, timely, and cost effective manner. Contributes to the firm’s knowledge management initiatives by researching, synthesizing, analyzing, summarizing, and disseminating competitive intelligence into reports, executive summaries, and value-added actionable alerts. Performs other duties required by management. 

• M.L.S. or equivalent, with at least 5 years law firm library research experience. • Ability to securely handle confidential and proprietary information relating to the Firm and its clients is required • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral; ability to effectively present findings one-on-one and to groups. • Experience in collecting business and competitive intelligence for a professional services firm • Experience researching across a broad range of industries and international entities, including energy, financial services, intellectual property, investment management, private equity, technology, securities, and consumer products. • Ability to synthesize relevant information needed for high-level and business development decision-making. • Experience creating professional reports using Excel, PowerPoint and Word and publishing content to intranets using portals such as Sharepoint. • Thorough knowledge of professional principles and practices of library science and ability to select and search the best print, online databases, and web resources in order to meet the information needs of the firm in the most cost effective and timely means possible. • Demonstrated ability to work independently within a team environment, manage multiple tasks simultaneously, complete detailed work accurately and with minimal supervision • Strong analytical, problem solving, time management, multitasking, and organizational skills. 

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To apply see website:

Thursday, March 11, 2010

F/T - Reference Librarian, Special Collections - Princeton University

Reference Librarian for Special Collections
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Princeton University Library
Princeton, NJ
Requisition #

The Princeton University Library, one of the world's most respected research institutions, serves a diverse community of 6,600 students and 1,100 faculty members with more than 6 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, and 2 million nonprint items. The holdings in its central facility and 15 specialized libraries range from ancient papyri and incunabula to the most advanced electronic databases and digital collections. The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support personnel, complemented by a large student and hourly workforce. More information can be found at the Library's Web site:

The Special Collections Reference Librarian is responsible for reference services in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Department in Firestone Library and works closely with the Assistant University Archivist for Public Services at the Mudd Manuscript Library to coordinate public services for all of Special Collections. This person supervises the work of three support staff and coordinates the delivery of public services with many professionals and support staff who play part-time public service roles in the Department. The position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Rare Books and Special Collections. 
We seek a generalist with the ability and talent to provide reference services for the myriad subject areas the Department covers. The main reading room in Firestone serves more than 2,500 patrons annually from within and without the University community.  Our patrons consult more than 12,000 books, manuscripts, graphic materials, maps, and other items that span many languages and five millennia of recorded history. The Department’s public services staff at Firestone also handle approximately 2,500 reference inquiries annually from around the world, provide paper, microfilm, digital, and photographic copies for approximately 16,000 items annually, and gather materials for and host more than 100 classes for approximately 1,500 students during the academic year.
The successful candidate must be committed to and be an advocate for public services in the Department, as well as in the wider library system. The ideal candidate will enjoy working with researchers, take up the challenge of problem solving, and have a welcoming personality—qualities that will help patrons researching primary sources. The position may work occasional evening or weekend hours.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Deliver reference services efficiently to researchers in the reading room; oversee security and proper handling of collections; supervise the reading room attendant, page, and photoduplication coordinator.
  • Assign all incoming reference inquiries to the appropriate curator or staff person; maintain a database to track those inquiries.
  • Coordinate class visits using Special Collections materials and refer inquiries to the appropriate curators; ensure the security of materials in classrooms when curators and their designated staff are not available; identify courses that might benefit from Special Collections materials in the classroom; inform new faculty of holdings relevant to their teaching and personal research; select materials and lead instruction sessions from time to time.
  • Develop an in-depth knowledge of Special Collections holdings and inform other library professionals about those holdings.
  • Schedule reference desk and paging coverage, train staff engaged in public services, handle course reserves and ILS responses, and maintain a policy manual relating to public services operations across the Department.
  • Handle the legal and business aspects of permissions to reproduce, publish, or broadcast library materials.
  • Work with the Assistant University Archivist for Public Services at Mudd Library to oversee the Department’s web pages, and public services macros and databases.
  • Contribute occasionally to on-site and virtual exhibitions
Broader responsibilities for the candidate will include:
  • Working with the Assistant University Archivist for Public Services at Mudd on policies and procedures, especially in the area of automating registration, circulation, tracking reference and photoduplication orders, and financial controls.
  • Addressing issues relating to security, use of digital cameras, and proper handling of materials.
  • Playing a role in the ongoing plans to renovate Firestone Library, especially in terms of the public service staff areas and reading room/reference/security design.
  • Taking the lead in evaluating how the Department can best deliver high-quality reference service.
  • MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or a graduate degree in the humanities.
  • Three to five years’ professional experience in an active public services operation of a major research library, preferably in a special collections environment.
  • Supervisory experience (hiring, managing, performance appraisals) involving professional or support staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to reader services and an understanding of research use of special collections, especially manuscripts.
  •  As demonstrated by work or academic experience and a writing sample, excellent oral and written communications skills and excellent interpersonal skills, as well as subject research skills.
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S.
  1. Course work in bibliography, rare books librarianship, archives (equivalent work experience will be considered).
  2. Reading proficiency in one or more major Western European languages other than English
  3. Demonstrated ability to build consensus, foster cooperation, and introduce change.
  4. A warm, welcoming personality with the energy and human relations skills necessary to handle the pressures of reference services with accuracy and poise.
  5. Ability to work well with busy colleagues and academic patrons, individually and in groups.
  6. Familiarity with desktop applications (integrated cataloging systems and EAD finding aids) and other applications related to the operations and use of special collections, as well as with emerging Web-based knowledge management systems.
  7. Experience with Web design and exhibitions.
Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Twenty-four (24) vacation days a year, plus eleven (11) paid holidays. Annuity program (TIAA/CREF), group life insurance, health coverage insurance, disability insurance, and other benefits are available.

Nominations and Applications:
Review of applications will begin October 25, 2008 and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications (cover letter, resume and the names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references) will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website:
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Tuesday, March 9, 2010

F/T - Systems Manager - New York University


Manage day-to-day operations of NYU's Division of Libraries' systems operation that provides electronic/computer services to NYU Libraries' staff, users and members of the Library Consortium of Southern Manhattan. Install, monitor, and troubleshoot UNIX/Linux/Windows servers. Develop/maintain technical/operational policies/procedures to ensure integrity of systems, data and operations for approximately 50 servers. Responsible for hardware configuration, performance tuning and metrics generation. Manage various file and print systems, SAN, backup, etc. troubleshoot and resolve problems. Manage the installation of O.S. and security upgrades/patches on all servers. Research hardware solutions and recommend solutions to enhance library electronic services for users. Develop budgets, hardware replacement plans, etc. in collaboration with LITS Director. Serve on Libraries Department Managers Group, Libraries ITS senior team and other committees and working groups. Manage two Systems Administrators.   

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science/Information Systems or related field with certification as a systems administrator. Masters degree preferred.

3 years' experience installing, configuring, and maintaining hardware/software in a complex networked environment with at least 1-2 years' systems management experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must include experience troubleshooting and staff supervision.   Experience in higher education and managing technical staff strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
In depth knowledge of SUN Solaris 9,10, Linux Red Hat, Apache/Tomcat, NFS, MySQL, PHP, SMTP, Shell/Perl scripting. Demonstrated experience in project management/planning of complex technical projects. Candidate should demonstrate strong analytical, interpersonal, communication and customer service skills and the ability to work successfully in a team environment.   Experience with HTML, XML, firewalls, Proxy/authentication protocols/services, Windows, MAC OS highly desired. Red Hat Certification (RHCE) and/or Solaris certification (SCSA) strongly preferred. A thorough knowledge of current and emerging network, storage and application development technologies is strongly preferred.  

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Friday, March 5, 2010

F/T - Reference Librarian - Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal LLP

•Provide library orientations & electronic services training for Legal staff when necessary.
•Assist Head Librarian with collection development and retention policies.
•Provide reports as requested.
•Acquire materials via ILL. and works closely with firm wide Library team and local Reference Assistant.
•Assist with other library duties as required.
•Provide general & in-depth reference services to Legal staff utilizing manual and computerized literature using the Firm’s resources and outside sources in a timely fashion.
•Conduct online research using printed materials, WESTLAW, LEXIS, LivEdgar, ChoicePoint, Accurint, Dun & Bradstreet, Dow Jones, Bloomberg and the Internet, CD-ROMs, and other information resources.
•Locate materials in outside collections for Inter Library Loans (ILL’s) when necessary.
•Orient new lawyers of Library services.
•Work closely with Head Librarian and Practice Groups for selection and collection development processes, ie; budgets.
•Keep Head Librarian informed of activities via weekly written reports and billable time entries via Elite.
•Consult with Head Librarian concerning all library issues.
•Work on special projects as assigned by Head Librarian.
•Route telephone calls to the appropriate person.
•Attend job related workshops and training sessions on site and out.
•Participate in professional organization
•Provide and receives cross training in other library functions and provides backup support as needed.
•Act as Library Liaison to assigned Practice Groups firm-wide, managing the group’s budget and advising the Practice Group Head regarding new and existing expenditures ie budgets.
Experience and Qualifications
•MLS from an ALA-accredited institution.
•Knowledge of legal online services, Microsoft Office (Word & Excel), internet searching, and experience with an automated cataloguing program are desirable.
•Ability to keep up with new materials, changes in resources and techniques, and shifts in information demands; resourcefulness in obtaining needed materials and information.
•Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills; willingness and ability to actively contribute to project teams as well as work alone.
•Ability to prioritize tasks and manage time well.
•Cheerful, friendly, and out-going demeanor; should be both creative and pragmatic; must display good judgment in decision-making and project management. Establishes and maintains an effective working relationship with people within the organization and out.
•Commitment to providing high-quality library service to a large group of demanding users in a fast-paced business environment.
•Must be team-oriented and able to share information, goals, opportunities, successes and failures with the appropriate parties.
•Ability to plan, organize and carry out multiple related activities.
•Ability to work in a multi-office environment.
•Must pay attention to details and have the ability to follow up and follow through.

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F/T - Director, Records Management Legal - Warner Music Group

Warner Music Group , New York, NY
WMG Director, Records Management Legal
Department: Legal
Division: Warner Music Group

Detailed Job Description
Position is responsible and accountable for all aspects of managing, overseeing and implementing a comprehensive records management program company wide. Plans, develops, and administers records management policies designed to facilitate effective and efficient handling of business records and other information. Evaluates staff reports, utilizing knowledge of principles of records and information management, administrative processes and systems, cost control, governmental recordkeeping requirements, and organizational objectives. Confers with other administrators to assure compliance with policies, procedures, and practices of records management program.

Responsible for ensuring that the Company's records are being managed appropriately and consistently across the organization and in compliance with all state and federal laws and regulations.

• Draft Policies and Procedures for Records Management.
• Conduct an inventory of the types of records company uses and generates.
• Develop and update Records Retention Schedules which define how long certain types of records will be retained.
• Conduct a Records Appraisal.
• Work with IT on implementation of email system, archive, and back up tape policies and procedures.
• Create a standard file classification program for use by all departments.
• Work with each department to ensure compliance with standard file classification program.
• Develop and implement regularly scheduled Records Management days (filing, archiving, maintenance and disposition of records).

Skills Required
= At least 7+ years experience with records management.
= Strong preference for in-house experience.
= Excellent organization and execution skills; ability to keep track of multiple projects and deadlines.

Special Requirements/Preferences
= Effective verbal and written communication skills.
= A team player that enjoys working with a variety of people and who can work both independently and in groups.

Bachelor's degree in Library Science or related field preferred or minimum of 7 years in a records management roll or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

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