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Sunday, October 30, 2011

F/T - Digital Humanities Librarian/John Cotton Dana Library- Rutgers Univ

The Rutgers University Libraries seek an experienced, innovative, and service-oriented librarian to fill the new position of Digital Humanities Librarian in the John Cotton Dana Library on the Newark Campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Reporting to the Assistant Chancellor and Director of the John Cotton Dana Library and under the direction of the Head of Public Services for the Dana Library, the Digital Humanities Librarian will provide support to faculty and students through the integration of digital resources, methodologies, technologies, and analytical tools with traditional resources and approaches to research and instruction in the humanities. The position includes faculty liaison responsibilities, particularly with the Department of Arts, Culture and Media, for research assistance, information literacy, and collection development. The Digital Humanities Librarian will advise teaching faculty on the creation and curation of digital objects in a variety of image, audio, and video formats, fostering collaboration between scholars, technologists, and information specialists and will offer leadership in identifying, understanding, evaluating, and implementing emerging technologies based on their pedagogical, presentation, and research uses in the fields of visual and performing arts as well as writing and journalism. Will also work with the other Dana librarians to identify and shepherd digital projects involving Dana and the Institute of Jazz Studies collections from inception to completion. Participates as a member of the Public Services team, a team of library faculty committed to providing first-rate public services to a diverse academic community. Responsibilities include reference and research assistance, including participation in virtual reference services, collaborating with faculty in the development of course information literacy sessions, and collection development of resources that support the humanities. This is a tenure track appointment. As a member of a university-wide faculty, the Digital Humanities Librarian is expected to routinely participate in system-wide initiatives, committees, and task forces, and to actively pursue and participate in research, publication, and in professional association.
Required: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science. Degree in a humanities discipline, or strong humanities reference experience. Knowledge of the research and instructional needs of humanities faculty. Experience in an academic library environment, including reference and public services. Knowledge of metadata schema (MARC, MODS, METS, EAD, TEI, or Dublin Core) and library applications of emerging technologies. Good communication and interpersonal skills. Skill in collaboration and teamwork in an academic environment. Strong service orientation and understanding of user needs. Awareness of national issues and trends in academic librarianship and scholarly communication, and the ability and desire to meet tenure and promotion requirements.
Familiarity with literary and linguistic computing, including software for qualitative data analysis such as ATLAS.ti or NVivo, that will enhance the teaching and learning environment at Rutgers University. Experience with one or more of the following technologies: XML, XML Schema, XSLT, Dynamic HTML. Familiarity with data modeling or data visualization. Knowledge of database design and best practices in digitization.
TO APPLY: CONSIDERATION OF APPLICATIONS WILL BEGIN IMMEDIATELY.  To apply please email your application in Word format (include cover letter and where you saw the position advertised, resume, and names of three references) to: Sandra Troy, (APP. 197), University Libraries Human Resources Manager, Rutgers University Libraries, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1163, email:, FAX: 732-932-7637
Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action employer.The Libraries are strongly and actively committed to diversity, and seek candidates who will contribute creatively to the University’s multicultural environment
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F/T - Digital Services Manager - METRO

Located in New York City, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO), a non-profit serving more than 260 libraries in NYC and Westchester County, seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to manage a suite of digital services for the membership.

This position offers the opportunity to provide leadership in the region for a diverse membership of libraries, archives, museums, and related information management organizations. METRO’s digital services provide members with funds, training, and resources to initiate and/or to improve their library’s digital services; including, but not limited to digitization, digital preservation, mobile technologies, and more.

The successful candidate will work with national digital information management consultants and leading statewide and regional digitization and emerging technologies initiatives. The candidate will also work with an excellent team of colleagues on the METRO staff and with METRO member libraries, including some of the largest and most progressive digital library initiatives in the nation.

Position Overview:
Serves as METRO’s digital services specialist with member libraries, developing and implementing educational programs, grant programs, and consulting services. The position reports to METRO’s Executive Director.

Major Position Responsibilities:
  • Provides consultation and referral services to METRO members on issues related to digital services and emerging technologies; provides access to news and related resources via monthly digital services email newsletter
  • Researches, develops, implements, and promotes digital services programs and projects aimed at serving existing members’ needs and expanding the institutional and individual member community
  • Generates and plans professional development workshops, events, and in areas of digital services and emerging technologies; recruits instructors and speakers.
  • Manages METRO’s Collaborative Digitization Grants Program, including promotion of the program and administrative oversight of application development and the grant review process
  • Manages METRO’s own in-house digital strategy initiatives aimed at improving METRO members’ online experiences via and social media outlets; works to improve members’ access to on-demand information and resources related to digital services and emerging technologies
  • Recruits, contracts with, and oversees the work of outside program consultants to enhance the planning and implementation of METRO’s digital programs and services when appropriate
  • Represents METRO in the New York and national digital library community
  • Performs any other department or related duties or special projects as directed by METRO’s Executive Director
    • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library or Information Science or related advanced degree in Information Management
    • Demonstrated knowledge of digital library standards and best practices, including digital imaging, metadata schemas, content management, digital preservation strategies, etc.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of content management systems, digital repositories, and legal issues impacting digital services for libraries, archives, and museums
    • Experience in program and project development, implementation and management
    • Strong collaboration, networking, and negotiation skills
    • Outstanding written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
    • Ability and desire to work within a team environment and independently
    • Ability and willingness to travel, including visits to member libraries (New York City and Westchester County) at least twice a month, and attendance at up to four regional or national meetings a year
    • Commitment to ongoing professional growth and development, particularly within the digital services for libraries, archives, and museums environment.
    • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library or Information Science or a Master’s degree in Information Management preferred
    Education Required:MLS or equivalent required
     To Apply:
    Application review will begin November 30, 2011. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

    Please forward letter of interest, resume and salary requirement with “Digital Services” in the subject line to
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

F/T - Library Assistant/Db Mgmt Dept - Nassau Library System

Library Assistant
Database Management Department
(This department is responsible for cataloging member library acquisitions and the maintenance and quality control of the online catalog (i.e. bibliographic database) shared by 52 member libraries.)

Responsibilities Include
Searching BookWhere and ALIScat for catalog records for materials purchased by member libraries
Exporting and editing of records for member library holdings into the database
Merging and deleting records in database
Copy cataloging and other duties as assigned

All work done online so must be willing and able to work at a computer throughout work day
Ability to learn and follow searching, exporting, editing, merging, and deleting procedures
Must be accurate and attentive to detail
Experience working with MARC formatted records preferred
Experience with bibliographic utilities preferred
Knowledge of Innovative Interfaces library automated system and ALIScat desirable

We Are Seeking Someone Who
Has good work habits and is productive and fast
Is committed to excellent customer service

Is able to work effectively as part of a team

Starting salary: $30,983   NLS offers a full benefits package.
Work 8:30-4:30  Monday-Friday
This is not a civil service position but it is covered by our collective bargaining agreement.
Resumes may be submitted to Michele Zwierski via:
Fax:                516-292-8944  
Email:     Mail:                
Nassau Library System 900 Jerusalem Avenue Uniondale, NY 11553

Deadline Applications submitted by November 18, 2011 will be given first consideration, however, applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

F/T - Records and Archives Manager - TRAK Records and Archives

Records & Archives Manager in New York , New York
TRAK Records and Library has an exciting opportunity in New York , New York for a Records & Archives Manager.  If you have 5 years of records management experience and a Master's degree in Library Science or Information Management, we want to hear from you!  This is the perfect position for a candidate looking for an entry level management role in an organization.  

Candidates should have extensive experience working with digital archives. 

This is a direct-hire position and offers a competitive salary.  For consideration, please email your resume to

Monday, October 24, 2011

F/T - Library Relations Coordinator - Practising Law Institute

Job Title: Library Relations Coordinator

Practising Law Institute, Midtown, NY

Practising Law Institute is a non-profit continuing legal education organization chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, founded in 1933. PLI is dedicated to providing the legal community and allied professionals with the most up-to-date, relevant information and techniques which are critical to the development of a professional, competitive edge. Since its founding PLI has witnessed more than 3 million registrations and publication purchases by lawyers and allied professionals. PLI's Institutes and Programs provide lawyers with up-to-date information each year.
We are looking for an outgoing, detail oriented person to interface with our library customers and be able to coordinate with various internal departments. Core department responsibilities include driving librarian usage and preference for PLI online and print publications in large law firm accounts through creative marketing initiatives, in-firm consultations, training, and customer service activities. A knowledge of publishing and legal librarianship is preferred.
Primary responsibilities include:
  • Respond to telephone and written inquiries from internal and external customers
  • Coordinate with all departments as needed within PLI
  • Support the sales and maintenance of PLI's publications for both contract and transactional users.
  • Supervise and contribute as co-writer for the Library Relations blog and listserv
  • Conduct industry/company research when required.
  • Support on-line and print book sales, act as technical laison between library relations, sales team, publishing  and the on-line department.
  • Intermediary between Publishing and Clients.
  • Usability testing and database development
  • Attend trade shows as necessary.
  • Attend onsite client meetings and give presentations.
  • Self directed and capable of driving multiple initiatives simultaneously
  • Instructional experience and presentation skills.
  • Broad based knowledge and experience with legal information resources and legal technology applications.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong customer service attitude.
  • Displayed project management skills.
  • An understanding of online research, especially of how to search online resources such as Westlaw, Lexis, etc
  • High energy and an ability to interact positively and effectively with librarians.
Preferred Qualifications
  • MLS (or demonstrated progress towards) or comparable library experience.
  • Research experience, including working with legal databases such as Westlaw, Lexis, etc. Knowledge of online research
  • Law library experience
  • Knowledge of legal and publishing industry
Send resumes/coverletter to; Practising Law Institute, 810 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019; or fax (212) 824-5830

Friday, October 21, 2011

F/T - Development Associate - Wildlife Conservation Society

POSITION: Development Associate, Research (Junior)
REPORTS TO: Director of WCS Library & Archives

OBJECTIVES: The Development Associate, Research will work as an integral member of the Global Resources department’s research team to document and research key prospects with capacity and propensity for significant contributions to WCS and to prepare profiles and briefings for review by the Director of the WCS Library and Archives. The outcome will be to enable fundraisers to effectively cultivate and solicit new and existing prospects and donors.

QUALIFICATION: B.A./B.S. and two to three years development, research or related experience. Candidate must have excellent organizational and research skills, aptitude for online search through both public search engines and paid databases, thorough attention to detail and analysis, strong written and oral communications skills, and multi-tasking ability. Candidate is expected to work well within a team while demonstrating initiative on individual projects. Required is a strong proficiency with Microsoft Office, familiarity with prospect research sources, techniques, and tools. Experience with Raiser’s Edge (or similar database) and Lexis Nexis, as well as knowledge of New York’s philanthropic and financial community preferred. International prospect research, a plus. Candidate should have intellectual curiosity and a strong interest in philanthropy and prospect research.

1. Identify key prospects for WCS by working with Director, WCS Library & Archives, and other Global Resources staff to:
• Undertake strategic review of WCS donor and constituent records.
• Analyze wealth indicators and review other donor lists and source materials to determine worth, giving propensity, philanthropic interests and connection to WCS trustees/constituents and ultimately rate prospects by potential and likelihood to give to WCS.
• Monitor media/publications/research source documents for new information on key prospects.

2. Prepare Briefing materials/profiles in collaboration with Director, WCS Library & Archives and senior fundraising staff
• Develop new and update existing briefings/profiles on major prospects.
• Maintain briefings and profiles on shared database and update Raiser’s Edge records as necessary.
• Prepare briefings for senior fundraising and administrative staff.

3. Work with Director, WCS Library & Archives, and senior fundraising staff in the development, maintenance and tracking of prospect lists
• As appropriate, support and attend prospect evaluation and assignment meetings.
• Attend/review debriefs of prospects visits and events as necessary.

4. Assist as needed with other research-related and Global Resources projects, including:
• Input raw data on prospects into Raiser’s Edge.
• Prepare expense payment requests.

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: Please apply online at

Thursday, October 20, 2011

F/T - Associate Librarian - Seminary/Immaculate Conception

Position title: Associate Librarian Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, Huntington, NY Responsibilities: Report to library director. Assist library director in accomplishing the goals of the seminary library and insuring that priorities are being carried out. Coordinate with library director to oversee work flow in the library and supervise clerical staff as needed. Job requires some evening and Saturday hours. Duties include managing the library’s serials collection, acquisition of library materials, and utilizing the reserve system for course materials. Other duties include: providing reference service to faculty and students using both online resources and the library’s print collection; offering individual information literacy training to patrons as needed; and giving guidance to students on the use of MLA citation style. Librarian should demonstrate initiative and possess the ability to operate with a minimum of supervision. Position requirements: Master of Library Science degree from an A.L.A. accredited school. Library experience necessary. Excellent computer and communication skills. Ability to work independently. Knowledge of integrated library systems preferred. Familiarity with Catholic theology would be advantageous. Send Resume and salary requirements to: Office of Human Resources Diocese of Rockville Centre PO Box 9023 Rockville Centre, NY 11571-9023 Fax: (516) 678-9566 E-mail: HR @

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

F/T - Reference Librarian - NYC law firm

Our client, a premier NYC law firm is looking to hire a Reference Librarian

 Mid-level position (not managerial)
 3-4  yrs of recent law firm experience required

Required Skills:

Performs all research requests to assist lawyers, paralegals, staff, other librarians and clients in obtaining legal, corporate, and business reference information.
·         Must have excellent writing, research and reporting skills
·         Assists in the education of lawyers and other firm personnel on the operation and services available in the Library, including in the use of print and electronic resources as required
·         Must be proficient in most research databases
·         Superior interpersonal, communication, and prioritization skills to effectively interface with others in a fast paced, challenging environment
·         KM experience a big plus
Required Experience
  • M.L.S. and/or J.D. from an accredited institution or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of 3 yrs years experience in a law library 
Send resumes to Mark Kamien at Kelly Services with salary requirements – or call 212-785-5803

F/T - Library Assistant - Briarcliffe College

Job Description
Briarcliffe College is a career education college with campuses in Bethpage, Patchogue, and Long Island City, NY.  The college also offers online programs. Programs leading to Associate and Bachelor degrees in graphic design, criminal justice, business, healthcare, and computer technology are offered.  
 The Briarcliffe College Library in Bethpage seeks a dynamic, creative, service-oriented Library Assistant to work Monday-Thursday evenings and Saturdays.  The Library Assistant works under the direction of the Library Director, providing a full range of library services and resources supporting the degree programs at the College.  The position requires flexibility and strong customer service skills.
Job Location
Bethpage, NY US
Position Type
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Sunday, October 16, 2011

F/T - Information Services Librarian - NY Academy of Medicine

The New York Academy of Medicine advances the health of people in cities. An independent organization since 1847, NYAM addresses the health challenges facing the world’s urban populations through interdisciplinary approaches to policy leadership, innovative research, evaluation, education, and community engagement.  Drawing on the expertise of diverse partners worldwide and more than 2,000 elected Fellows from across the professions, our current priorities are to create environments in cities that support healthy aging; to strengthen systems that prevent disease and promote the public’s health; and to eliminate health disparities.
The NYAM Library, which opened its collections to the general public in 1878, has a collection that includes over 500,000 volumes, 275,000 portraits and illustrations and about 400,000 pamphlets.  The collection comprises primary and secondary materials in the history of medicine, public health, science and other health-related disciplines, including a rare book collection of approximately 35,000 volumes, with manuscripts and archives dating from the 17th century B.C. to the present.  Books from the 17th and 18th centuries are a particular area of strength in the Academy’s collections as are materials related to the history of medicine in the City of New York.  The collection is supported by an extensive reference collection of medical bibliography, biography, biographical dictionaries, dictionaries and library catalogues, as well as books on the history of books and printing.  The NYAM Library was a founding member of the Independent Research Libraries Association (IRLA), which according to its criteria for membership includes libraries that “house collections of international significance that are capable of supporting sustained research in a variety of interrelated subjects and of attracting scholars from all over the world.”  Currently, the Historical Collections supports a variety of different programs, including two residential fellowships and an annual lecture series.
The Gladys Brooks Book and Paper Conservation Laboratory was established in 1982 for the express purpose of caring for the NYAM Library’s materials.  In addition to its preservation mandate, the Lab also plays an important role in the training of future generations of conservators through its internship and volunteer programs and offers professional educational opportunities through a robust calendar of workshops and lectures. 
The new Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health is being established for the purpose of enhancing awareness of and access to the NYAM Library’s important research collections.  The Center will serve to promote the scholarly and public understanding of the history of medicine and public health and the history of the book while stimulating intellectual inquiry in both of these fields.  The aim of the new Center is to build bridges among an interdisciplinary community of scholars, educators, clinicians, curatorial and conservation professionals and the general public.
At the same time, the NYAM Library remains committed to serving the needs of the in-house staff and the Fellows.  To that end, we are seeking an Information Services Librarian who will provide information and reference services to those two groups, as well as to members of the general public who need assistance doing research about medical or public health topics with the understanding that some materials they discover may be available only on a pay-per-view basis or by requesting them from other libraries.  The general public will be encouraged to use the NYAM Library primarily for research questions related to the history of medicine and public health, rather than to obtain current medical information.
  • Orient the staff and Fellows to the services, databases and resources available in the Library
  • Retrieve hard-to-find items for staff and Fellows in collaboration with Document Delivery
  • Provide in-depth reference searches, including searching grey literature, to support the research needs of the staff , Fellows and corporate clients
  • Use social media (such as blogs, Facebook, Twitter, etc.) to transmit the results of research to the staff and Fellows;
  • Update information in the Library part of the NYAM CMS on an as-needed basis
  • Conduct instructional sessions for specific NYAM programs (Junior Fellows, EBM, etc.)
  • Provide instructional sessions for groups of middle and high school students to help them understand the nature of scientific inquiry, develop secondary research skills, and complete independent research projects.  This includes helping them develop skills in basic research and online search strategies using medical and public health databases and literature  
  • Other special projects as assigned
  • This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities
  • Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to public service
  • Excellent computer and web skills
  • Familiarity with the databases and other reference tools that are used to answer a wide variety of questions related to public health, health policy, urban health, medicine and other areas of interest to NYAM staff and Fellows
  • Experience providing instruction to a wide variety of audiences, ranging from school-children through professionals
  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • A minimum of five years’ reference experience in an academic, research or large health sciences library, including significant experience working with a variety of audiences
Education Required:MLS or equivalent required

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume in MS Word format by e-mail to: Please include "Information Services Librarian" in your email subject heading.
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F/T - Taxonomy Manager - eMarketer

Description: eMarketer, a privately-held company in New York City, is seeking a Taxonomy Manager with a background in taxonomy design, development, and maintenance. The ideal candidate will have experience working with controlled vocabularies, assigning metadata to charts and organizing editorial information on the web.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Maintain and improve eMarketer’s controlled vocabulary and thesaurus.
  • Develop and document rules for metadata creation and assignment.
  • Provide collaborative input on taxonomy development.
  • Provide quality control of tagging used in website navigation.
  • Demonstrated expertise in metadata management and information organization.
  • Knowledge/background in digital marketing.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) or related degree strongly preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Self-motivated and detail-oriented.
  • Must be a NY metro area resident.
eMarketer is the go-to authority on digital marketing, media and commerce, offering insights essential to navigating the changing, competitive and complex digital environment. 
By weighing and analyzing information from different sources, eMarketer provides businesspeople, marketers and advertisers with the business intelligence to evaluate emerging trends, validate decisions, develop new ways to reach consumers and stay ahead of the competition.
For the most complete view of digital marketing available—the world looks to eMarketer.
Contact Information:
Applicants must include a cover letter with their resume.
No Phone Calls Please