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Thursday, October 31, 2013

P/T - Taxonomist, Scholastic (NY)


Scholastic Inc., a large children’s publishing and media company, is currently seeking a Taxonomist with an understanding of K-12 instruction to support a taxonomy development and refinement project. This is a part-time, temporary position located in Scholastic’s New York City offices.

Job Description
The Taxonomist supports the refinement, and application of taxonomies and thesauri used to support content description, search, and reuse. Work with taxonomy team and key members of the Scholastic Classroom and Community Group (SCCG) to conduct content audits of classroom learning products, refine current taxonomies, and develop business specific taxonomies in preparation for content tagging. Assist with the creation of tagging workflows, standards, and documentation to be used by taggers and staff.

This position requires the initiative and flexibility to work both independently and as part of teams to develop new strategies and improve existing strategies for information retrieval, reflecting and promoting customer service, using excellent interpersonal skills and professionalism.

·         A Library Science degree or equivalent education and experience
·         Minimum 4 years experience in information architecture, knowledge management, or libraries
·         Minimum 4 years experience and demonstrated success in taxonomy and thesaurus development and management
·         Understanding of and appropriate application of taxonomy and thesaurus standards and best practices
·         Cataloging and indexing experience
·         Experience developing indexing/tagging and/or editorial guidelines
·         Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
·         Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
·         Strong ability to build credibility with business leaders
·         Strong analytical and communication skills
·         Microsoft Excel skills
·         Background in education or educational publishing is a plus

For consideration, please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

F/T - Dir. of Admin. Solutions, Columbia Univ. (NY)

Director of Administrative Solutions

The Gottesman Libraries at Teachers College offer an expanding array of traditional and innovative services to the college community of educators. The library is committed to creating a high performance culture to provide world-class services to students, faculty, and staff. Administrative Services are a key component in this effort.

The Director of Administrative Solutions for the Gottesman Libraries provides innovative leadership and strategic direction for essential services to the directors and staff of the library in the areas of budget and financial management, facilities operations and building safety, and human resources and talent development.

The Director of Administrative Solutions works with the senior leadership of the library to ensure effective coordination and operational effectiveness for library administrative services. As a member of the library's senior leadership team, the Director of Administrative Services collaborates with other library leaders on long-range strategic planning, program development, policy formulation, resource allocation, and outcomes assessment.

The Director of Administrative Solutions will be expected to maintain business systems and processes and provide leadership in the introduction of new systems and technologies to enhance efficiency and improve overall operations.

Responsibilities for this position include:

- Serve as the senior administrative officer for other offices of the college. Develop systems to provide real time information on the status of business with other offices of the college. Develop systems to monitor and document the performance of other offices providing services to the library. Work with other offices of the college to develop service standards and service level agreements. Prepare the annual evaluation report on the performance of other college units providing services to the library. Develop other strategies to hold internal service providers accountable.

- Serve as the senior administrative officer of the library for external vendors, suppliers, and outsourcing firms. Conduct research on major external vendors in areas relevant to library operations. Maintain files on vendor services and performance profiles. Draw up and execute vendor contracts and agreements. Develop systems to provide real time monitoring of vendor performance. Conduct cost-benefit analyses for externally provided services. Develop alternative scenarios for configurations of library services.

- Direct the talent development and recruitment activities of the library. Work with the library senior leadership team to identify emerging needs and skills gaps in the current library work force. Work with search firms and placement offices to identify candidates for library positions. Conduct research on national standards and trends in compensation. Maintain and process human resources records.

- Direct administrative and budget support for the library management team. Provide real time status reports on library expenditures for each unit of the library. Develop and document administrative systems and services provided to each unit of the library. Identify new systems and applications to enhance administrative services to library units. Prepare the sections of the library five-year strategic plan covering resources and expenditures.

- Direct administrative support for all units of the library. Conduct assessments of the needs for administrative services and develop a program of services to address those needs. Develop systems and documentation to facilitate the delivery of administrative services to all library staff. Provide metrics on the delivery of services to all library units. Investigate new service systems and applications to advance the delivery of administrative services. Provide an annual assessment of library administrative services.

Minimum Qualifications

• At least five years of progressively responsible management experience in higher education or another complex institutional environment
• Demonstrated accomplishments in administration, budget and finance, and/or human resources
• Demonstrated accomplishments in the introduction of new administrative technologies and systems
• Demonstrated problem solving skills
• Outstanding communication and collaboration skills

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience identifying new technologies to enhance operational efficiency and implementing them to achieve improved performance
• Recent experience and knowledge of issues and trends in administrative services in academic libraries
• An academic or professional background in information science, library science, education, or related disciplines
• Ability to articulate an interest in the education sector and a vision for new technologies and materials to advance learning
Interested applicants should send their salary history and requirements along with their cover letter and resume to

Monday, October 28, 2013

F/T Temp - Web Archiv'g Prog. Coordinator, Frick (NY)

Web Archiving Program Coordinator

(Full-time/Temporary, Two Year Appointment)

Job Summary:  The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC), consisting of
the libraries of The Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, and The
Frick Collection, seeks an experienced information professional to
coordinate a two-year grant-funded program to expand and improve its
program for collecting and archiving web content of specialist art
resources. The new program is funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
and is administered by and based at the Frick Collection. Reporting to the
Primary Investigator of the grant, the Web Archiving Program Coordinator
will work closely with NYARC Directors and key staff to create and
document effective workflow procedures for a program to capture, manage,
and describe web content in five areas of focus that have been chosen to
correspond with analog collection strengths. The coordinator will be
responsible for managing subscriptions with Archive-It, Duracloud, and
other outside partners to manage the lifecycle of the NYARC web
collection, including selection, capture, quality control, description and
access, and preservation. The coordinator will train and oversee interns
associated with the program at the three NYARC libraries. Through frequent
meetings with technical consultants and collaborative partners within and
outside of NYARC, the coordinator will serve as a liaison to communicate
and implement decisions pertaining to the program. The Web Archiving
Program Coordinator will stay abreast of scholarship and trends in the
emerging field of web archiving through literature review and
participation in relevant professional organizations and meetings.

- A Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited
school with coursework/training in metadata and taxonomies.
- Demonstrated experience in web archiving and metadata creation in a
research library or comparable environment. Demonstrable knowledge of
descriptive and structural metadata standards e.g. MARC, Dublin Core, EAD,
etc. and data content standards, e.g. RDA, AACR2, etc.
- General knowledge of software applications supporting integrated access
to online collections and associated technologies as well as knowledge of
web technologies, including HTML, CSS, and CMSs. Managerial or supervisory
experience. Must have knowledge of current trends and emerging
technologies in web archiving.
- Demonstrable organizational, analytical, and problem solving skills with
the ability to work both independently and collaboratively with other team
members in a consortia environment.
- Excellent interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated ability to
communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
-  Ability to meet deadlines.
- Preferably one to two years' experience working in a web archiving
program with knowledge of scholarly literature in art history.

Please send resume with salary requirements/history to:
(include "Web Archive" in subject line of email)

Chief, Collections Management and Access

Inquiries without cover letter and salary requirements will not be considered

See the full job posting here:

F/T - Data Quality Analyst, Voxgov (NY)

Voxgov is seeking a full-time Data Quality Analyst for their NYC location in West SoHo. 

Are you a self-motivated, driven, accomplished self-starter? Do you relish the chance to prove your skills through your hard work and bright ideas? Are you looking for the chance to be a part of a rapidly growing, start-up company? If so, we are looking for talented employees who want to get in on the ground floor of tech-based company and enjoy the challenges and opportunities associated with a start-up environment.

The position:
As a member of the voxgov Data Quality team you will be the gatekeeper for all the information that is gathered daily from numerous sources. We count on our Data Quality Analysts to perform the computer-based review, management, and maintenance of data to ensure its integrity prior to publication on our web site.
An attention to detail is critical: without your skills, the product we deliver to our users will degrade. Our reputation depends on people who care about the quality of the data. We rely on people like you to keep things running smoothly.
We also want people who have ideas to make things run even better. You will work with, and make suggestions to, our Development team to help facilitate on-going improvements to Data Quality and to our collection processes. The ultimate goal is for you to help ensure accurate and timely delivery of consistent, cleansed data for publication to our web site.

Main Responsibilities:
*Learn and adhere to agreed upon standards of Data Quality
*Use company-specific tools to identify and correct data inconsistencies and issues
*Ensure cleanliness and accuracy of data to be delivered for front-end use
*Timely delivery of tasks and projects
*Loading data into the production environment
*Communication with other team members
*Communication with Development team to assist in the creation and design of enhanced custom data solutions

*Detail oriented person who has a good sense of organization
*Ability to work independently but also work well in a team environment
*Excellent time management skills
*Skills to manage several tasks successfully
*Ability to prioritize workload and work under strict deadline, time frames and pressure
*Communication and presentation skills
*Strong problem solving/analytical skills
*Skilled at Internet research
*Strong decision making skills and the ability to troubleshoot potential workflow issues.
*A positive attitude and an ability to adapt quickly to different scenarios

Preferred Education and Experience:
*B.A., B.S. or equivalent work experience is required
*Strong computer skills are required
*Proofreading skills
*Cataloguing skills are an advantage
*Content Management experience is an advantage
*Information Management skills are a plus
*Experience managing, entering or editing in a data intensive, multiple project, and deadline-driven environment
*Experience in a start-up environment, or a desire to work in one, is a plus
*A good understanding of an IT, tech-based or Internet business is a plus
*HTML knowledge is preferred but not required

If this sounds like you, we invite to submit your resume to and join our fast-growing team!

Sunday, October 27, 2013

F/T - APAC Researcher, eMarketer (NY)

eMarketer, a privately-held company in New York City, is seeking a
Researcher with a background in digital media and secondary market
research. The chosen candidate will collect, analyze and curate publicly
available information for the purpose of producing our products.

Key Responsibilities

Identify the best methods for the coverage area and develop a process for
daily work across three industries
Track multiple digital media and industry sources
Collect, analyze and select data points and trends for charts, articles
and reports. Accurately parse a variety of statistics, including survey
and forecasting methodologies
Discover and vet new sources of information
Establish and develop relationships with our broad base of information
Organize and develop a calendar of information release dates
Collaborate with fellow researchers on finding and curating key data.
Collaborate with analysts, writers and forecasters on written content and
eMarketer estimates based on data that the researcher has found

A Bachelor’s Degree is required, MLS is a plus; 2+ years’ experience in
digital media and/or secondary market research; market analysis experience
is preferred
Fluent in Korean
Work experience in Australia or India is highly preferred
Organizational skills and the ability to multitask
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Our ideal researcher is motivated and detail-oriented
Must be a NY metro area resident

Apply here:

Saturday, October 26, 2013

F/T - Regional Knowledge Mgr, Gensler (NY)

Regional Knowledge Manager, Gensler – NY

Gensler is seeking a Regional Knowlledge Manager.  Primary responsibilities include collecting, organizing and publishing both quantitative and qualitative project information and metrics gathered from project teams, monitoring the growth, quality and usage of those information resources, and providing training on the use of our web-based knowledge management applications, including the Digital Library.
The Northeast Regional Knowledge Manager will be responsible for project data within Gensler’s Northeast region (New York, Boston, Morristown and Toronto) as well as our three offices in Latin America (San Jose, Costa Rica; Mexico City, Mexico and Sao Paulo, Brazil).
The Knowledge Manager should be extremely well-organized, confident and personable in dealing with all levels of staff, conscientious, detail-oriented and flexible.  Most importantly, he or she must be passionate about knowledge management.

  • Act as an information concierge: a regional one-stop shop for connecting people to relevant and timely project information and the region’s primary contact regarding project metrics, tools and technologies.
  • Own responsibility for the quality and quantity of project data contained in Gensler’s Digital Library and other online resources.
  • Provide seamless communication and information sharing between all teams in the firm, from local project teams to practice areas to design & delivery teams.
  • Implement and manage processes and training so Gensler staff can support their own knowledge management needs on a self-service basis.
  • Collaborate with the Firmwide leadership team to develop long-term knowledge management strategy and identify gaps in our information resources and tools.
  • Ensure continued enhancements of knowledge management processes within the region, continually improving communication among project teams and leadership communities in conjunction with evolving industry trend reports, research and standards.
  • Find and share sources of internal expertise to educate individuals and teams on the latest project trends, statistics and processes.
  • Acquire and deliver client industry trends, both in the marketplace and within Gensler’s experience.
  • Socialize project information internally – using the Gensler intranet, blog postings, etc. – to find and share the region’s latest projects, metrics, client relationships and trends.
  • Participate in monthly teleconferences with the firmwide knowledge management team and other regional knowledge managers.

Required Skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Commitment to client service and quality assurance
  • Excellent interpersonal/organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience with knowledge management systems and their implementation
  • Strong project management skills
  • 3-8 years of professional experience
Gensler is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participant in the U.S. Federal E-Verify program. Women, minorities, disabled and veterans are encouraged to apply.
To apply:

Knowledge & Learning Consultant, Ernst & Young (NJ)

Knowledge Awareness & Learning Consultant, Ernst & Young – NJ

Ernst & Young is seeking a Knowledge Awareness & Learning Consultant. This role works with the Ernst & Young Knowledge community to promote self-service within the practice, and to develop and deliver programs educating users about available knowledge tools and services.

Essential Functions of the Job:
  • Executes the Awareness & Learning global strategy based on community alignment
  • Depending on community alignment, leads the development of awareness and learning programs by establishing strong relationships with stakeholders and community leaders, e.g., service lines, to ensure that the functional goals of the team are aligned with the strategic priorities at the global, Area and local level
  • Lead a project team to design and delivers learning and awareness programs to support the deployment of community and enterprise-wide knowledge tools and services
  • Channels end user feedback to appropriate parts of the Ernst & Young Knowledge organization, e.g., Navigation, Digital Platforms
  • Builds and maintains productive, collaborative relationships within the global knowledge organization, service line leaders, vendors and Procurement to understand business drivers, design and deliver programs of mutual benefit to customers, and to leverage, learn and minimize redundancies
  • Manages competing priorities by effectively using proven management techniques, such as delegating, conflict resolution, influence or persuasion
  • Assesses impact of activities via measurements and determines trends and future actions as needed
  • May be required to perform knowledge navigation

Analytical/Decision Making Responsibilities:
  •  Accountable for managing, collaborating, influencing and achieving results across countries and time zones, and with diverse teams and working styles
  • Successfully juggles competing priorities, multiple projects and stakeholders with varying perspectives
  • Demonstrates ability to influence senior stakeholders
  • Adapts to constantly changing work requirements while assimilating new information, analyzing it and effectively applying it
  • Takes initiative and is proactive in a fast-paced and highly challenging environment
  • Thinks globally, implements regionally (Areas) and acts locally
  • Quickly defines problems, collects input, conducts assessments, draws conclusions and problem-solves
  • Must be adept at managing conflict toward resolution
  • Willing to challenge status quo using diplomacy as required
  • Interprets policy to manage risk with regard to intellectual capital and knowledge-sharing
  • Applies appropriate use of Ernst & Young branding, positioning and visual identity
  • Determines what change management techniques are most appropriate for the customer and outcome desired
Supervision Responsibilities:
  • Manages project teams across the global knowledge organization
  • Proven management (virtual or in-person) skills
  • Bachelors degree in a related discipline or equivalent work experience
  • Three years or more experience in a knowledge, training or communications role with a proven track record
  • Insights gained through participating in change management programs
  • Experience working in a professional services environment preferred
  • Experience developing learning and awareness programs
Knowledge and Skills Requirements:
  • Strong understanding of the Ernst & Young go-to-market strategy
  • Language and market knowledge
  • Strong experience in creating learning and development programs using innovative solutions
  • Experience with online research databases and websites, business information tools and corporate intranets
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, verbal and written communications skills
  • Demonstrates lateral-thinking skills
  • Strong networking and relationship-building skills
  • Demonstrates ability to interface with key stakeholders
  • Experience in coaching, mentoring, negotiating and listening skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Understanding of change management principles and concepts
  • Proficient in MS Office and internet; Lotus Notes strongly preferred
Other Requirements:
  • Willingness to travel globally

To apply:

F/T - Digital Media Archivist, Viacom (NY)

Digital Media Archivist, Viacom – NY

Viacom Digital Media Team seeks a collaborative, innovative and service oriented professional for the position of Digital Media Archivist.

Your daily responsibilities include:
  • Developing metadata standards for cataloging of all Viacom networks assets
  • Evaluating digital submissions to determine which material should go into a curated archive
  • Help document and publish archiving standards
  • Assist library patrons with questions about digital processes
  • Fill requests for digital assets from production groups
  • Coordinate the arrival and upload of drives and\or digital deliveries from internal/external facilities
  • Document suggested enhancements for Alias in relation to metadata changes, digital delivery improvements, and\or archive and storage needs
  • Perform UAT tests for the Alias database system and communicate bugs to the applications team
  • Maintain record of work for daily and monthly reports
Basic Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, Information Science, or equivalent work experience
  • 2-3 years’ experience
Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with production and digital technologies
  • Demonstrate good judgment and be detail oriented
  • Must be able to work independently
  • Must have excellent interpersonal, follow-through and communication skills, including both oral & written
To apply:

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Health Research Manager (ProLibra) (NY, PA or other)

Health Research Manager
Location: CA, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Phil, or NYC

This role requires people who not only have strong research skills but who also have a client-focused mentality and an outgoing and confident personal style. The successful candidate will be expected to rapidly build deep relationships with their peers and senior executives in the practice, at times responding to requests or alternatively anticipating research needs and at times proposing (and selling) research ideas.
Key Responsibilities include:
-       Performing custom Research & Analysis, and develop original insights on the US Healthcare Market
-       Grow capabilities, knowledge and skills in the US Healthcare domain
-       Develop, enhance and maintain our relationships with key stakeholders in the US Health Practice
-       Plan, structure and deliver ad hoc secondary research
-       Contribute to building new assets based on key sources and new and existing research programs
-       Contribute to the Health & Public Service Research team
Your skills
We are looking for someone who has a comprehensive skill set:
“Hard” skills:
·      Wide ranging & deep knowledge & experience of the US Healthcare system
·      Strong analytical skills in secondary research
·      Ideally, quantitative/financial analysis experience &/or knowledge of Healthcare IT
·      Strong knowledge of key sources for research on Healthcare
·      Solid experience in presentation of research deliverables to high level executives
“Soft” skills:
·      Strong ability to meet customer requirements and to assemble project plans given the team’s delivery capabilities and availability
·      Very organized, thorough, with a focus on quality of deliverables and respect of deadlines
·      Strong professional qualities: client focus, decisiveness, integrity, and resilience to stress against stretch goals, deadlines.
·      Strong track record in managing projects in global, multi-cultural, multi-time zone team (South Africa, Europe, India, China)
·      Strong communications skills and good interpersonal skills in one-to-one and team settings
·      Commercial mind set, and experience of acting in a commercial operating environment
Additional Information
Reports to:  Healthcare Research Lead
Supervises: Initially no direct reports, but will have to project other junior team members
Qualifications: Post-graduate or degree/qualification ideally in Medicine/Public Policy/Healthcare related subjects, although other subjects also will be considered alongside solid experience base.

Work Experience:
* 7+ years business research experience,
* Selling of research with senior executive customers, who are the high end users of the research output.
Location: US, flexible   (open to several areas-CA, Boston, Chicago, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, NYC)

For consideration, please email cover letter, resume and references to:                  
Angela Dzikowski, Pro Libra Associates <>    800-262-0070

Law Librarian (Advantage Personnel) (NJ)

Advantage Personnel is seeking a Law Librarian for their client, a mid-sized law firm that has an immediate opening in their Livingston, NJ office


*Legal research using public databases, LexisNexis, Westlaw, etc…

*Providing training to attorneys and legal support staff

*Maintain law library

*Purchase resource materials for attorneys

*Research and retrieve legal documents and opinions

*Assist attorneys with legal research utilizing hardcopy texts as well as CD-based products and on line legal research products


*Bachelors Degree, MLS is a plus

*5 years experience as law librarian

*Minimum of 3 years experience doing medical research

*Excellent communication skills verbal and written

To apply:

F/T - Knowledge Manager, Oliver Wyman (NY)

Knowledge Manager, Oliver Wyman Group – NY

Oliver Wyman Group is seeking a Knowledge Manager for its Knowledge Services department.  The Knowledge Manager role is part of a team of Knowledge Management specialists supporting the different practices within Oliver Wyman. This position is New York based but the role has global responsibility for two practices: (1) the global wholesale distribution and distributed manufacturing and service provider Practice focusing on areas from marketing and sales strategy, pricing and promotions, sales force effectiveness and customer and channel value and (2) the North America Communications, Media and Technology Practice, and associated interest groups within the Oliver Wyman consulting/Support Professional community.

This role reports directly to the Knowledge Management Team Manager and a high level of direct interaction is expected with the other Knowledge Managers covering the remaining practices within the broader CIVT Practice Group. There will also be co-ordination with the responsible Practice Chiefs of Staff, Practice Managers and practice heads. An important aspect of the role will be to build excellent working relationships with the key practice figures globally.

Areas of Focus:
Global Commercial Effectiveness capabilities, including intersections with:
• Wholesale distribution, distributed manufacturing and services,
• Services, travel & leisure
• Financial Services
• Communications, Media & Technology
• Industrials
• Wholesale distribution, distributed manufacturing and services capabilities globally
• Communications, Media & Technology capabilities for North America

Key responsibilities:
The role of the Knowledge Manager is to act as facilitator in the transfer of intellectual capital across the practices and throughout the company. In this role you will serve as a key resource to Partners to help them be commercially impactful and project teams to be effective and efficient at serving their clients. You will coordinate and manage the capture, classification, storage and sharing of OW’s knowledge base within one or more Practice areas and help develop knowledge products, such as project tools, summaries etc.. You will help manage the Practice Knowledge site on the KM platform to ensure the newest and best-of content and projects are showcased and identify content gaps. You will help identify leading OW experts and may contribute to periodic product or credentials updates. You will work closely with other KMs and the business area leaders to identify cross-practice content priorities, promote IC sharing behaviors, identify blockages, suggest improvements, develop content priorities and plan for annual Practice meetings and overall communications.

Experience required:
  • Undergraduate Degree, preferably MLS or Knowledge Management qualification, but Liberal Arts, Economics/Finance, Journalism, etc. are welcome too
  • 4+ years of relevant KM or Industry experience, or several years of consulting experience
Skills and attributes:
  • English is a must. Other languages are a plus
  • Strong interpersonal skills and client orientation
  • High intellectual curiosity and openness to new ideas
  • Discipline, to understand the value of capturing and disseminating information to grow the knowledge assets of the group, and demonstrated ability to execute (e.g. a new knowledge program, or devise new knowledge harvest or transfer approaches)
  • Strong communication skills – able to deal with colleagues of different experience levels and seniority, keen and able to champion KM in the organization, tactical communication and selling skills to help manage change, able to actively participate in Practice discussions
  • Competent online, research and analytical skills, including ability to create metrics and measure impact
  • Capable of independently pushing work forward and strong teaming skills
  • Understands the competitive environment of the industries/practices served within our consulting business the wider business community
  • Organization, classification and multi-tasking skills with good attention to detail
Technical skills:

Good understanding/power user of all Microsoft Office suite apps, also valued any knowledge of programming or use of any CMS (Content Management System) and or HTML or experience with Database management in any software

To apply: