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Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Position: Researcher / Information Specialist
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered: seeks a
- Bachelor's Degree, preferably in computer science, statistics, applied math, or a quantitative social science
- Experience in authoring, maintaining and updating a queryable database using appropriate computer languages (such as Ruby, Django, Java or Python)
- Experience with data scraping and data cleaning techniques that allow programmers to detect and remove errors or inconsistencies from a database
- Coding experience
Applicants should have:
- Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary academic setting
- Strong organizational, interpersonal, analytical, and research/writing skills
- 2 year commitment preferred
- Highly organized with great attention to detail
- A good problem-solver with evidence of sound judgment
- Independent and able to take responsibility for meeting deadlines
- Highly skilled in written English with the ability to organize materials and formulate cogent arguments
- Some knowledge of issues in health care, medicine, and advocacy.
- Culturally sensitive, decisive, and of total integrity
- Experience in designing and building a website with tools such as HTML preferred
Applicants must include a sample of their work that demonstrates their skills in the development or statistical analysis of large data sets.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Library Clerk — Kenyon & Kenyon LLPJob Description: This is a non-exempt position. The primary responsibility will be to maintain the library's collection.
- Maintain the library's collection by sorting, shelving and organizing books and newsletters
- Sort, log, label and distribute incoming mail to appropriate person in a timely manner
- Search and track library material using various databases (i.e. In Magic and Eosi Glas)
- Process orders for as well as fulfill requests by attorneys and staff for copies of articles or assists in locating books and publications they request
- Performs clerical administrative tasks such as data entry of bills and contacting publishers about missing material into
- Work closely with Billing & Technical Services Coordinator and Part- time Cataloger
- Respond to general information requests or escalate questions to a Librarian.
- Order supplies and equipment needed for the Library department
- Perform related tasks as assigned
- Must have one year experience working at a Law Firm or in a Corporate environment
- Possess physical ability to lift, push and/or move up to 30 pounds also occasionally required to climb a step ladder
- The successful candidate must be detail oriented, enjoy working in a quiet yet and provide a high level of customer service
- Must possess computer skills good written and oral communication skills and a sociable demeanor
Please forward resumes to: firstname.lastname@example.org
LOCATION: New York City Law Firm
HOURS: 9:30 – 5:30
Our client seeks a cataloging assistant to join their
. The person filling this position will need to be able to work independently and as a member of a team in this fast-paced environment.
Duties and Responsibilities
Assists Cataloger by performing copy cataloging of library materials for NY and branch offices, maintains and updates item records in online library system, performs database maintenance, processes supplements; checks in non-routing serials
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required
The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree and excellent .
Working knowledge of an online library system, Word, Excel and Outlook; familiarity with OCLC; proven ability to communicate effectively and to work courteously and effectively with others; ability to exert moderate to high physical effort and flexibility to adjust hours to meet operating needs; detail oriented. Minimum of one year of related experience.
Experience and skill with computers and software programs desirable; library school courses or interest in attending library school would be a plus
Please email your resume, cover letter and references to:
Pro Libra Associates Inc.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
|Assistant Professor - Acquisition Librarian|
|Job Title:||Assistant Professor - Acquisition Librarian|
|Location:||Garden City, N.Y.|
Responsibilities: Reporting to the Dean of Libraries through the Associate Dean for Technical and Automated Services, the Acquisition Librarian will be responsible for a wide range of departmental activities.
Acquire library materials in all formats for the Adelphi University Libraries.
Coordinate the daily operations related to ordering, receiving and claiming library materials.
Monitor expenditures, vendor payments, encumbrances, and status of orders.
Represent the Libraries’ interests with publishers/vendors.
Conduct ongoing evaluation of vendor performance.
Provide supervision and training for Acquisition personnel.
Work closely with the subject selectors, Collection Development Librarian, Electronic Resources Librarian, Coordinator of Cataloging, Periodicals Manager, and the Associate Deans.
Other Responsibilities: Collection development and liaison responsibilities for one or more schools or departments. Participation in the Libraries’ information literacy program.
Provision of services at Swirbul Library’s main reference desk including occasional evenings and weekends. Service on University and Library committees. Participation in professional associations and activities. Participation in scholarly activities including research and publishing required for reappointment and tenure.
Qualifications: This is a tenure-track library faculty position. Applicants must hold a master’s degree from an ALA accredited school of library/information science. A second post-baccalaureate degree or similar proof of advanced study is required for promotion to the rank of Associate Professor and tenure. Applicants must possess excellent supervisory, interpersonal and communications skills as well as the ability to work effectively in a collegial environment. It is desirable that the successful candidate will have: a) knowledge of the book trade and library vendors; b) previous experience with acquisition operations in an academic environment; c) experience working with Innovative Interfaces or another ; d) evidence of ability to meet criteria for promotion and tenure.
Work Year: 190 day work year as per the .
University and Library profile: , chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for liberal arts and sciences on Long Island. The University is in a dynamic period of transformation and rebuilding and offers a broad array of programs to a diverse student population of 7,000 of which half are graduate students. The libraries serve the main Garden City campus and locations in Manhattan, Hudson Valley and Hauppauge.
Application Information: Available or possibly earlier. Screening of applications will begin in May but will be accepted until position is filled. Please attach a letter of application, CV and contact information for three references.
Original Posting: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA1/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=ADELPHI&cws=3&rid=851
To apply: http://tbe.taleo.net/NA1/ats/careers/apply.jsp?org=ADELPHI&cws=3
Friday, April 15, 2011
Job Announcement: Director of Library & Archives
Posted April 15, 2011
Brooklyn Historical Society’s Othmer Library invites applications for the position of Director of LIbrary & Archives. The position reports to BHS’ President and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of BHS’ library and archives program. The Director of Library & Archives supervises library and collections staff, including the Special Collection Librarian and Photographic Archivist and various grant-funded full and part time staff. The successful candidate will be a creative, experienced and forward-looking librarian dedicated to serving a diverse range of patrons and supporting BHS mission to connect the past to the present and make the vibrant history of Brooklyn tangible, relevant and meaningful for today's diverse communities, and for generations to come.
The Director is responsible for providing leadership, vision, planning and management for the library, including overseeing staff; maintaining budgets, policies and procedures; planning and managing grant projects; and with Senior Library Staff, developing long-range planning and priorities for collection development, management, preservation, description, and access to library and archives. The position plays a key role in the senior staff of the larger institution, participating in institutional planning; working with the Director of Development to identify funding opportunities and write grants; and collaborating with education, exhibition and oral history staff on integrating library and archives work with the activities of the larger institution.
In addition to management and planning functions, the position plays an active role in the day-to-day work of the archives and manuscript collections, including acquisitions and appraisal; overseeing arrangement and description work; reference and outreach activities; and administering and overseeing Archivists’ Toolkit and Emma, the WordPress-based BHS catablog of archives and special collections.
- Masters in Library and Information Science, or equivalent degree, with a specialization in archival studies or special collections.
- Minimum of four years successful experience in special collections and/or archives
- Evidence of effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
- Flexibility in adapting to organizational change and growth and to ever-changing technological environments
- Evidence of strong leadership, budgeting, project management and organizational skills.
- Strong customer service orientation, with a commitment to serving a diverse patron base.
- Supervisory experience; demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and collaboration.
- Demonstrable experience in seeking and administering grant funding
- Experience in soliciting, acquiring, organizing, and maintaining collections
- Knowledge of current practices related to the identification, access, control, organization and digitization of primary source materials, including metadata schemas, digital processes and trends in delivering collections electronically
- Computer/technology competence; aptitude for learning and applying new technologies and information tools to library operations
- Advanced degree in History, American Studies, or relevant academic field.
- Experience working in a museum setting or in supporting exhibit development and design
- Experience with records management in print and electronic formats
- Experience with WordPress content management system
- Experience with Archivists’ Toolkit
- Knowledge of preservation issues and best practices
To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, salary requirements, and name and contact information for three references to Deborah Schwartz , President, at email@example.com. Subject line of the email should read: Library Director Application [your last name]. No phone inquiries, please.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; priority will be given to those applications received by May 8th, 2011.
Original Posting is located here: http://www.brooklynhistory.org/about/job.html
About the Brooklyn Historical Society and the Othmer Library
BHS' Othmer Library houses the most comprehensive collection of Brooklyn-related materials in the world. In 1993, the U.S. Department of Education designated the Othmer Library as a “major research library” under Title II-C of the Higher Education Act. Today the collection includes more than 100,000 books and pamphlets, 60,000 photographs and prints, 2,000 feet of archival collections, and more than 2,000 maps and atlases. These materials include family histories, rare books, periodicals, serials, journals, personal papers, institutional records, and oral histories that document Brooklyn 's many different ethnic groups and neighborhoods.
We draw from these holdings to create interpretive exhibitions that prompt students, scholars and members of the general public to reconsider the fundamental facts of history in light of primary source documents and artifacts. BHS serves almost 80,000 people annually by providing opportunities for civic dialogue and community engagement for children and adults through exhibit tours, public programming, research opportunities, educational programs for New York City students, and professional development workshops and written curricula for teachers.
Brooklyn Historical Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.
The Brooklyn Historical Society is dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, the presence of any mental, physical, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law
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