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Saturday, December 18, 2010

F/T - Assistant Curator of Manuscripts - Princeton University/Rare Book Dept

Assistant Curator of Manuscripts
Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey
Department of Rare Books and Special Collections
Requisition # 1000957

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 library 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. Two-year professional position.

Description: The Department of Rare Books and Special Collections has created a two-year professional position for an Assistant Curator of Manuscripts, whose work under the direct supervision of the Curator of Manuscripts will provide training opportunities and mentoring relationships that will allow the individual selected to pursue a curatorial career in special collections at a major American research library. The Assistant Curator will work and participate in the ongoing activities of the Department, especially public services, responding to reference queries, and curriculum support on campus through class visits, bibliographic instruction, and outreach. The Assistant Curator will also participate in other activities and special projects related to the Manuscripts Division, such as collection development, arrangement and description, cataloging and physical description of bound manuscripts, EAD (Encoded Archival Description), preservation assessment, digital projects (especially preparation of metadata), exhibitions, public programs, and grant writing. There will be opportunities to evaluate offerings from potential donors; and review catalogues from antiquarian booksellers and auction houses.

Candidates for the position of Assistant Curator must have a strong subject background and research experience in areas of collections strength in the Manuscripts Division, particularly English literature and American history; and a commitment to pursuing a career in special collections librarianship, especially in relationship to literary and historical manuscripts, 18th-19th centuries. Emphasis will be placed on two areas of activity:
(1) Improved access to and preservation of the Robert H. Taylor Collection of English and American Literature ( and other manuscript holdings related to British and American literature, authors, and publishing, 18th-19th centuries. (2) Researching, organizing, and mounting a major exhibition of early Americana (especially, Revolutionary Era); class presentations and other forms of curriculum support for visiting classes in History and American Studies; cataloging and selective digitization of original research materials in the Manuscripts Division. For more information about holdings, go to the homepage of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collections ( and the Manuscripts Division (

Required qualifications a graduate degree  in American history, English literature, or a related area; hands-on experience working with literary and historical materials; good working knowledge of at least one Western European language other than English, especially French. May be required to work occasional nights and weekends.
 Preferred qualifications include a PhD or equivalent in American history, English literature or a related field; MLS from an ALA-accredited school; knowledge of MARC-format cataloging and XML-encoding; public services and supervisory experience.
Term and Appointment: This is a two-year term position. The successful candidate will be appointed to an appropriate professional specialist rank for the term.  
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 or Vanguard), group life insurance, health coverage insurance, disability insurance, and other benefits are available.

Nominations and Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately 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:
Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and complies with applicable EEO and affirmative action regulations.
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Friday, December 17, 2010

F/T - Acquisitions Technician - Pratt Institute

Acquisitions Technician [Full-time]
This full-time position (35 hrs/week) has recently been posted on Pratt Institute's Human Resources website:
Position Summary:
Under moderate supervision and with moderate latitude for independent judgment, assumes responsibility for collection management duties involving the interface of OCLC holdings with the Libraries’ III’s Millennium local system. Access appropriate databases, select vendors, enter order records, create purchase orders receive materials and maintain & update fiscal records related to the Libraries’ acquisitions workflow. Support and troubleshoot the myriad vendor and information databases used to order, track and process library materials.
Required Skills:
Must have superior computer skills (experience with III’s Millennium preferred), excellent organization and communication skills, and attention to detail is required.
Required Experience:
HS diploma or equivalent and relevant Associates degree or minimum 2 years related college required. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
At least 3 years’ experience with computer operations, funds management and/or accounting is required. Library experience is highly desirable.
To Apply:

P/T - Evening/Weekend Library Manager - Pratt Institute

Job Description
Job: Evening & Weekend Library Manager

Library: Pratt Institute Library
Type of Library:
Job Description
Under minimal supervision, and with moderate latitude for independent judgment, works with Head of Public Services to ensure continuity and quality of public service during evenings and weekends. Providing appropriate supervision and direction for clerical and student employees, the manager will also be the primary representative of the Brooklyn Campus Library during these shifts.
Work schedule is Sunday - Thursday 3P - 11P.

- Act as a primary representative to the public (the position floats between the Reference and Circulation desks as needed).
- Provide reference services and occasional library instruction.
- Perform circulation duties and address patron inquires.
-Supervise clerical staff and student workers.
- Responsible for oversight of Brooklyn Campus Library operations during evening and weekend shifts as well as the systematic closing activities.
- Assist patrons in use of microform and photocopier equipment, reporting equipment service issues to the Head of Public Services.
- Responsible for regular searching of material claimed returned, missing, or lost.
- Assist with security gate incidents and procedures.
- Make rounds of the facility and report on library usage and facility conditions
- Responsible for gathering and reporting statistics
-Supervise shelving of all materials used inside the facility as well as those returned to circulation and ensure adequate stack maintenance.
- Assume other responsibilities as assigned; performs other duties as required.
Required Skills
High degree of computer literacy including the use of automated library systems. Excellent interpersonal, listening, written and oral communication skills; ability to effectively delegate and direct the activities of graduate students. Must be able to organize tasks, set priorities with a diverse workload, analyze situations, solve problems, and meet established deadlines with attention to detail. Ability to discern problems and initiate appropriate actions toward resolutions, as well as work in a team environment also a must.
Salary in the low to mid $40's plus excellent benefits.
All applications must be received by December 23, 2010.
Pratt Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.

Required Experience

Required Experience
Minimum of one (1) year of library experience required; 2-3 years experience in library public services with supervisory experience preferred.

MLS Requirement:
MLS or equivalent library degree.
Education Requirements:
MLS or equivalent library degree.
Job Type:
To mid $40's
Reference No.:
Tracking Code 1108

Pratt Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer and recognizes and values the benefits of a diverse workforce.

F/T - Library Manager - CUNY Baruch College

Job Description

Job Title:Library Mgr
Job ID:3822
Location: Baruch College

Full/Part Time:Full-Time

Manages a Library unit or major service area.

- Manages one or more services such as Circulation, Cataloguing, User Services, or Library Technology

- Evaluates requirements and creates long- and short-term plans for services and collections

- Evaluates innovative technologies, databases, and methodologies, makes recommendations related to same and participates in their acquisition

- Participates in developing collections and acquiring materials in all formats and media

- Assists in developing and monitoring Library policies and user service standards

- Conducts outreach and training activities related to assigned area(s)

- Supervises and/or trains staff, students, and others assigned to the Library

- May perform highly specialized work in one or more library disciplines, such as technology and systems

- Performs related duties as assigned.

Job Title Name: Library Manager
Higher Education Associate
Bachelor's Degree and six years' related experience required; MLS degree and/or Master's in a related field may be substituted for a portion of the experience requirement.
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
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Please note that you must upload a cover letter and resume as ONE document in any
of the following formats: .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format.
Open until filled with review of resumes beginning December 30, 2010.
The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

F/T - Information Center Director - NYC Law Firm

Library Director, Information Center
Our client, a premier NYC law firm has a great opportunity and is looking to hire a Director for their Information Center (Library)

·         MLS degree required
·         5 plus years of management experience on a Director level from a large law firm Library or Information center
·         Expert experience with Knowledge Management (KM)
·         Manage the library staff and oversee the use, and delivery of information and knowledge globally for competitive advantage and strategizing on cost effectiveness
·         Train, supervise and lead the staff in a professional, proficient and profitable manner
·         Manage, guide and lead the use of print, electronic/web research tools and staff to enhance the firms productivity within the Information Services arena
·          Integrate and transform internal/external information into knowledge that is maximally accessible and useful to the Practice Groups, Administrative departments, and offices worldwide
·         Must have solid managerial experience including budget preparation and experience with monthly, quarterly and annual reports
·         High-energy, customer service focused, ability to juggle many tasks in a professional, pleasant and ethical matter
·         Must have expert knowledge with research informational databases such as Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg, D&B, Debtwire, Factiva, Hoovers, Mergermarket,  Mergermetrics, OneSource, Sharkrepellant, S&P, Thomson OneBanker, Westlaw Business, etc.
·         Expertise with print, online, web-based tools and 'expert systems' [artificial intelligence] by Practice Area Specialty, Region and Country
·         Establish, implement and manage all aspects of Firm-wide information purchases, including usage and cost recovery.  Establish policies for the legal and administrative staff use of such research tools.  Budget, reporting and expense review/control.  Recovery of database/online costs in excess of $ 5+ million annually. 
·         Act as the Firm Historian – track significant historical events, client relationships and individuals; maintaining original documentation, photographs and other forms of electronic media
·         Provide guidance and advice to other management staff that may have responsibilities over other areas such as document retention, knowledge management, disaster recovery, and competitive intelligence. Exchange information as needed to maximize effectiveness under firm guidelines, policies and procedures
·         Represent the firm in a professional matter which includes building reputation, trust and credibility within and outside the firm
·         Respond in a timely matter to the constant changes within the legal, business and information industries and capitalize to benefit the firms information center
·         Align group to capitalize on business development and client relationship building opportunities
·         Identify synergies between diverse, multi-disciplinary groups across Departments, Practice Groups and Offices and work with those groups to drive the firm business, practices, revenue and growth
·         Establishing Firm-wide policies and practices that result in favorable rankings by Associates/Partners in annual American Lawyer Surveys and other surveys
·         Possess excellent leadership skills and exhibit those qualities for the continuous development of the firm and legal community on local, national and global levels
·         Maintain and increase revenue generation activities for the firm
·         Choosing the right mix of research content and delivery mechanisms for the Firm's Intranet
·         Develop practices and policies to offer a competitive advantage for the firm and possess strategic plans and vision for the future in the Information arena. Stay ahead of the trends and offer insights and directions for those trends in the industry as needed
·         Identifying potential strategic partners, determine value, and negotiate favorable pricing for the continuous success of the firm and their Information Center
·         Establishing policies, procedures and practices for use/recovery of information services and databases
·         Provide leadership, mentor staff, and provide career growth for the Library group
·         Possess a positive, nurturing and strategic mentality to drive the firms mission, growth and reputation
Please send resume and salary requirements to Mark Kamien at Kelly Services –

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

F/T - Archive Coordinator - StoryCorps

Job Title: Coordinator, Archive
Department: Recording & Archive
Division: Program
Location: Brooklyn, New York
Reports to: Manager, Recording & Archive
Status: Full-time, Regular, Exempt

Position Overview

The Archive Coordinator is a critical member of the Recording & Archive Department, which is responsible for overseeing the technical aspects of StoryCorps’ recording process and for assuring the integrity and accessibility of StoryCorps’ Archive. The Archive Coordinator works directly with the Community Outreach department to deliver materials to community partners, and plays a role in the development of new community partnerships. The Archive Coordinator also assists in the supervision of Recording & Archive interns and volunteers.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

* Coordinate formation of community archive partnerships with organizations across the country; carry out assembly and delivery of materials
* In collaboration with Recording & Archive Department, development and document procedures and best practices for recording and archiving StoryCorps interviews
* Work closely with Archive team on the implementation of a comprehensive content management system to store and disseminate StoryCorps interviews
* Assist in the training of new staff on archival processes, data entry, audio recording and photography
* Organize and perform quality assurance checks on the StoryCorps Archive, including all physical and digital interview materials and electronic databases
* Assist in the supervision of Recording & Archive interns and volunteers
* Perform other duties to support the Recording & Archive department, as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Qualifications


* Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies or Archival Studies, or equivalent relevant work experience
* Experience working in Mac OS platform, as well as proficiency in FileMaker Pro and Microsoft Office Suite
* Demonstrated ability to function exceptionally in a rapidly growing and fast-paced work environment and deal effectively with numerous simultaneous requirements
* Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively, in a team-based environment
* Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
* Belief and interest in the mission of StoryCorps.


* Fluency in written and spoken Spanish (strongly preferred)
* Experience working in digital media archives (strongly preferred)
* Familiarity with digital audio and photography techniques
* Experience conducting outreach into underserved communities

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to employment@storycorps.organd include your last name and “Coordinator, Archive” in the subject line. Include both documents as attachments entitled “YourNameLetter” and “YourNameResume.” In your cover letter, please tell us how you found out about this opportunity and whether you have applied for a position at StoryCorps in the past. The deadline for applications is December 31, 2010. No calls please.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

F/T - Sr Development Officer - Wildlife Conservation Society

Job Description

Position: Senior Development Officer, Prospect Management and Research

Reports to: Director, Strategic Planning and Operations

Supervises: Two (2) Development Associates of Research, and occasional interns

Objective: Collaborate and work closely with Director, Strategic Planning and
Operations to develop, direct and coordinate the Wildlife Conservation
Society's (WCS) prospect management program. Create a comprehensive
and proactive system to compile research – aimed at generating and
qualifying major gift prospects for unrestricted and restricted support
across all WCS program areas, to meet the strategic fund-raising goals of
the division. In collaboration with the Senior Development Officer of
Operations, provide oversight and management of the donor database and
facilitate systems, analysis and reports. The position will report to the
Director, Strategic Planning and Operations and will work closely with the
staff of the Strategic Planning and Operations team, as well as oversee and
manage the Research department.

Qualifications: Masters preferred, B.A., five or more years experience as a prospect
researcher in a development department required. The candidate will
bring with them leadership and drive for working in a complex, multi-unit,
and fast-paced scientific and/or cultural environment; expert knowledge of
diverse research tools, including Lexis-Nexis and other specialized feebased
and free on-line resources; significant experience with Raiser’s
Edge or similar development database; knowledge of, and ability to,
interpret financial data and real-estate assessment sources; strong
familiarity with New York and Global donor communities; proven ability
to identify new sources of funding; superb written and verbal
communication skills and the professional maturity to build alliances with
external and internal constituencies; excellent computer skills and
knowledge of Microsoft Office suite; ability to work independently and
also to collaborate with a large fundraising staff; experience managing
staff; exceptional attention to detail; interest in WCS’s mission; curiosity,
excellent judgment and discretion.

About WCS: The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places
worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and
the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led
by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes
towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in
harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the
integrity of life on Earth.

To Apply: Please apply online:

P/T - Library Technology Associate - Teachers College, Columbia University

Department:  Library Departmental Technology Support
Position:                 Library Technology Associate
Salary:                   $15 per hour
Hours:                   Up to 17.5 hours per week
Job Summary/Basic Functions:
Join the knowledge revolution at the new Gottesman Libraries! 
The Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College is searching for a part-time associate to in tech support. The library offers both traditional library services (e.g., reference, circulation, library instruction, course reserves, interlibrary loan) as well as a host of new activities and functions, including multimedia production, software development, online publishing, curriculum writing, and distance education support.
The range of activities for this library position include:
  • Monitoring the library’s meeting room schedule and technology requests
  • Completing daily A/V setups for meetings
  • Providing tech support for library workstation computers
  • Providing tech support for library staff computers
  • Maintaining library e-boards
The library offers various work schedules, a collegial professional environment, and opportunities to help shape the library learning environment for the campus community.
Minimum Qualifications:
The “Tech Support” position is open to individuals with the following skills:
  • Experience with PC installation, imaging and repair
  • Experience with Windows software and computing applications
  • Familiarity with Windows hardware/peripherals
  • Experience and familiarity with networked environments
  • Very good interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Experience in customer service and/or providing technical support
  • Attention to detail
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with Macs as well as PCs
  • Applicants who are able to commit to at least 15 hours per week are desired
  • - Show quoted text -TC, CU or MLS student
    Send applications (cover letter and resume)  to: Michelle

Friday, December 3, 2010

F/T - Technical Services Librarian - CW Post

TITLE:   Technical Services Librarian                        CAMPUS: C.W. Post Library

The Technical Services Librarian assists in the supervision of the acquisitions routines of the Technical Services Department.  The successful candidate has chief responsibility for overseeing the gifts and exchange operations and functions and participates in various collection development initiatives:  selection, acquisition, and deselection of materials.  The candidate also engages in cataloging activities and participates in the Library’s information literacy and bibliographic instruction programs.  This librarian serves as liaison for selected academic departments and is active in library and campus-wide activities.  The Technical Services Librarian is a tenure-track, faculty status position.

Applicants must have an MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited library school. Two years of technical services experience in an academic library is preferred.  Candidates must have a strong commitment to serve the University community; the ability to interact and collaborate with a diverse group of patrons and co-workers; the ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment; and excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills.   The ideal candidate should have knowledge of cataloging standards including metadata schemas such as AACR2 and content standards such as RDA, familiarity with MARC 21, integrated library systems and bibliographic utilities (OCLC) experience.
Strong preference will be given to a candidate with a second Master’s degree or 30 additional graduate credits.
SALARY:  Negotiable
DATE TO BE FILLED: Spring 2011
CLOSING DATE: Applications received by January 31, 2011 will receive first consideration, however, application review will continue until the position is filled.

CONTACT:  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and a resume to:  Personnel Office, Long Island University, 720 Northern Blvd., Brookville, NY  11548.  Email: or call 516-299-2253/2254.
Long Island University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer