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Saturday, February 22, 2014

F/T - Ref. Librarian, William Paterson U. (NJ)

Reference Librarian/Co-Coordinator of User Education
Job Code 428 -LIB

The David and Lorraine Cheng Library of William Paterson University seeks a dynamic, service-oriented, creative individual to provide general reference assistance and instructional services. S/he serves as co-coordinator of the user education program and reports to the Assistant Director for Access and Information Services.

As a member of a collaborative team, provides reference services, including evenings and weekends, in person and online, using traditional and emerging technologies and resources; conducts library instruction sessions for undergraduate and graduate level courses; co-manages the library instruction program, overseeing course-related instruction, program-based instruction, workshops, orientations and individual appointments. Develops assessment methods to evaluate instruction program effectiveness and information literacy competencies of students. Serves as liaison for the Cotsakos College of Business and develops the collection for that college. Serves on Library, University, regional and national committees as appropriate.

Minimum requirements include an ALA-accredited master’s degree and two (2) or more years of professional reference and instruction experience in an academic library with a commitment to information literacy. Knowledge of electronic and print reference sources and awareness of current trends and emerging technologies in the delivery of reference service and library instruction. Excellent communication, interpersonal and instructional skills as well as a strong customer-service orientation. Demonstrated ability to work in a team-based environment with diverse faculty, staff and students.  Demonstrated proficiency with commonly used software such as Microsoft Office Suite and demonstrated competence in the use of web authoring technologies such as XHTML/CSS, LibGuides, etc.  One or more years providing business reference and instruction in an academic setting; demonstrated knowledge and experience with business, economic and financial information resources, including tools such as CCH Tax Research, ExecuComp, IBISWorld and Research Insight are strongly preferred.

William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning, committed to promoting student success, academic excellence, and opportunities for lifelong learning.  The University offers 43 undergraduate and 21 graduate degree programs supported by state-of-the-art information and communications technology.    The University enrolls over 11, 400 undergraduate and graduate students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370 acres suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City.

This is a 12-month tenure track appointment and a second graduate degree is required for tenure. This position offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including tuition waiver for dependent children after one year of full-time employment.

Please submit letter of application, resume, and contact information of three professional references to the attention of Pamela Vovchuk at or by mail to her at Cheng Library, William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Wayne, NJ 07470. Electronic submissions preferred. Please reference Job Code in letter of application. For additional information about the University visit  and information about the Library can be found at: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made.

William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

P/T - Reference Librarian, SUNY Maritime (NY)

SUNY Maritime College is seeking a Part-Time Reference Librarian.

About SUNY Maritime College:
SUNY Maritime College located on a 55-acre scenic waterfront property on the outskirts of New York City on the Throggs Neck peninsula where the East River meets Long Island Sound. The campus blends the best of two worlds: a comfortable college-town feel with the greatest city in the world. An impressive view of the sound extends toward the North Atlantic, yet only a few miles away are Yankee Stadium and midtown Manhattan. SUNY Maritime offers an array of employment opportunities stemming from entry level to professional positions which encourage growth and development among its employees.
Job Description:
Provide reference service to the Maritime College Community; perform other duties/special projects as assigned.
  • Provide reference service to students, faculty, staff and the general public
  • Provide circulation assistance as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • ALA-accredited MLS degree
  • One year reference experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience in an academic library setting
  • Knowledge of emerging library technologies

Additional Information:
Classification/Salary Range:  The Part-time Reference Librarian position is a United University Professions position. The anticipated salary is $20 per hour.  Review of application will commence immediately and conclude when position is filled. 
Special Notes:  This is a part-time college year (August - May) appointment UUP position. FLSA non-exempt position, that is, eligible for overtime monies.  This position is for 20 hours per week during regular daytime operating hours.
Internal and external posting to occur simultaneously
Budget Title: Assistant Librarian
Line Item#: 00390

Application Instructions:
Persons interested in the above position should apply online at  Please submit:
  • Resume.
  • Cover letter.
  • Contact information for three professional references.
Returning Applicants - Login to your SUNY Maritime Careers Account to check your completed application, check/edit your profile or to upload additional documents.

Friday, February 21, 2014

F/T - Metadata Strategist, Shutterstock (NY)

Metadata Strategist, Shutterstock – NY

Shutterstock is looking for a metadata strategist to champion and lead metadata strategy, effectiveness, and standards in support of the findability of digital assets. We’re looking for a specialist who understands how to use language to optimize the value of digital media.
Day-to-day responsibilities include:
  • Drive revenue optimization initiatives through the discovery of key-insights into descriptive metadata eco-system dynamics.
  • Define and lead the implementation of metadata strategies to scale digital assets discovery and sales conversion.
  • Be the thought leader on introducing and exploring concepts around keyword methodologies, disambiguation techniques, ontologies/taxonomies, containment hierarchies, etc.
  • Own metrics related to metadata including quantity and type of descriptive attributes per asset, keyword relevancy, effectiveness, conversions and ROI.
  • Analyze performance of metadata application and usage, including keyword trends around seasonality, language, geo-specific terms, and cultural relevance.
  • Stakeholder specific to metadata for the development of content moderation services including linguistic and semantic analyses, metadata application, consistency, and relevancy.
  • Partner with the SEO and SEM teams to discover opportunities in metadata, implement validation test scenarios and define the desired outcomes of metadata clusters, synonym rings, and similarity search.
  • Establish smart, semantic auto-mapping to create seamless integration and interoperability across multiple descriptive attributes, international languages and character sets.
  • Hands-On Approach: You should be sharp, love rolling up your sleeves, getting your hands dirty, working alongside your team and leading by example.
  • Entrepreneurial inclination to discover innovative opportunities for applying analytical techniques to business strategies.
  • Working knowledge of media data standards, examples include; IPTC, EMM, Metadata Standards Group, Exif, XMP, RDF, Dublin Core, ONIX, etc.
  • Experience in resolving search and information organization issues around synonym rings, synsets, homographs, polysemes, stop words, etc.
  • Experience with impact analysis reporting and information visualization techniques – comfortable with statistics and data visualization in Excel.
  • Strong understanding of information organization architecture, digital asset management systems, database relationships, semantic modeling, metadata mapping and transformation.
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MLS, Business, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the image stock industry business.
  • Experience with project planning, resource allocation, and cost modeling.
Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

To apply:,Job&jvs=Indeed&jvk=Job

Thursday, February 20, 2014

P/T Temp - Cataloger, Frick (NY)

Job Posting: Cataloger

(Temporary part-time, 14 hours/week, until June 31, 2014 )

The Frick Collection is an art museum consisting of over 1,100 works of art from the thirteenth to nineteenth century, displayed in the intimate surroundings of the former home of Henry Clay Frick. The residence, with its furnishings and works of art, has been open to the public since 1935.  It is one of the world's most perfect museums.  The Frick Art Reference Library, one of the world's leading centers for research in the history of art, was founded in 1920 by Miss Helen Clay Frick ( 1888-1984) to further the goals of "encouraging and developing the study of the fine arts and of advancing the general knowledge of 'kindred subjects'."

Job Summary

The Frick Art Reference Library is seeking a part-time cataloger to perform original and complex derive cataloging on a backlog of print materials. This part-time, temporary position is for 14 hours/week (to be scheduled M-F between the hours of 9:00-6:00)  until June 30, 2014.  The Frick Art Reference Library serves a diverse public including auction house personnel, collectors, graduate students and museum curators. It collects materials chronologically from the Early Christian era to the mid-20th century. Among its strengths are collections of auction and exhibition catalogs.


  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited program
  • A minimum of two years cataloging experience in an academic or art  library
  • Reading knowledge of at least one Western European language
  • Familiarity with MARC21, AACR2 and RDA
  • Experience assigning LC Class numbers and LCSH
  • Facility with OCLC Connexion client
  • Familiarity with the Getty's Art and Architecture Thesaurus, and non-MARC metadata standards desirable
  • Reading knowledge of Russian or another Slavic language desirable
  • Academic background in art history desirable

Benefits in Employment with The Frick Collection

All employees of the Frick Collection may access free or discounted admission to most of New York's finest museums. Employees and volunteers are provided with an extremely affordable lunch in our employee dining room and a discount on Museum Shop purchases.  The Frick Collection offers a beautiful and pleasant work setting and an excellent opportunity to appreciate some of the world's finest works of art.

Position Reports To Head, Bibliographic Records
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Contact Information

Application Process, No phone calls please. Please send resume and cover letter to: (include "Cataloger" in the title line of your email)

Head of Bibliographic Records
The Frick Collection
1 East 70 Street
New York, NY
Fax 212-628-4417

F/T - Ruby on Rails Developer, Princeton U (NJ)

Princeton University Library is seeking an experienced and enthusiastic Ruby on Rails developer to work on implementing Blacklight[1] and other public-facing Rails applications.

The Princeton University Library is one of the world’s leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5,200 undergraduates, 2,600 graduate students, 853 faculty members, and many visiting scholars.  Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, and extensive collections of digital text, data, and images.  The Library employs a dedicated and knowledgeable staff of more than 300 professional and support staff working in a large central library, 9 specialized branches, and 3 storage facilities.

The incumbent, working with existing library developers, will play a key role in the development, planning, documentation, testing, and deployment of new and existing applications, and actively participate in the communities that exist around those applications.

This position is a two year term appointment, with the possibility of renewal.

Essential Qualifications

  • BA in Computer Science or a related field
  • Extensive and demonstrated experience with Ruby on Rails
  • Experience with Solr, Apache, Tomcat and/or Jetty; and SQL (MySQL or other)
  • Demonstrated proficiency with contemporary web standards (HTML5, CSS, JavaScript, etc.) and relevant frameworks (JQuery, Bootstrap, etc.)
  • Knowledge of and experience with Rails application deployment patterns
  • Experience with Test Driven Development
  • Experience with at least one other programming language (e.g. Python, Java, PHP)
  • Competency with Git/Github for source code version control and collaboration
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States

Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of and experience with library descriptive metadata formats (MARC, MODS, Dublin Core, EAD, VRA)
  • Familiarity with Linked Data and Linked Data publishing patterns
  • Work experience in an academic library
  • Experience with Integrated Library Systems
  • Advanced degree in Library or Computer Science
  • Experience with a NoSQL DB such as MongoDB
  • Experience working with and committing to Open Source Software projects

Compensation and Benefits: Princeton offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits program that is responsive to the needs of its diverse staff. The comprehensive benefits program includes health and life insurance coverage, pension benefits, flexible spending accounts, income protection in the event of short- and long-term disabilities, benefits for employee education, children's tuition grants, as well as 24 vacation days a year, 9 holidays and 2 personal days.

Nominations and Applications: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The position requisition number is:  1400075.


F/T - Collection Dev. & Catalog Librarian, BCCLS (NJ)

Collection Dev. and Catalog Librarian, BCCLS – NJ

The Bergen County Cooperative Library System (BCCLS) is recruiting a second catalog and collection development librarian to create original and copy-cataloged MARC records in accordance with RDA, AACR2, MARC, LCSH standards. This position is based in Hackensack, NJ.

Additional duties include responding to database error reports and assisting the cataloging team in maintaining and cleaning up data fields as needed. The position is 35 hours per week with medical, vacation, and retirement benefits in accordance with the BCCLS Personnel manual.

The hiring salary will be at the current NJLA minimum of $50,765. Minimum qualifications are an M.L.S. from an ALA accredited library science program, five years of experience working as a professional librarian, cataloging experience preferred. Excellent English, organizational and interpersonal skills are required.

E-mail cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references to Documents must be sent as a Word or PDF attachment. No phone calls. No faxes.

Applications received by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 14, 2014 will be given preference. Position is available immediately.


Temp - Collection & Analysis Librarian, Columbia U (NY)

Summary Description: Collection Assessment and Analysis Librarian 

Temporary 2-year Appointment

The Columbia University Libraries invites nominations and applications for the position

of Collection Assessment and Analysis Librarian, in the Science and Engineering
Libraries division.

The Collection Assessment and Analysis Librarian will design an organizational

framework for developing collections in a large science and engineering research

library environment. The incumbent will analyze usage statistics; develop evaluation 
models for current and new products; assess print and electronic collections including 
overlap analyses; and identify potential digitization projects and collaborative collection 
development opportunities. This position will serve as the primary service and collections 
liaison to the faculty and students in the departments of Chemistry, Physics, and Astronomy.

Reporting to the collection development lead for the Science and Engineering Libraries

division, the Collection Assessment and Analysis Librarian will provide direct service to

faculty and students, including virtual reference, instruction and outreach, and research

consultations. The position will develop, manage, and assess print and digital

collections to support research and teaching in Chemistry, Physics, and Astronomy.

The position will also participate on Libraries-wide task forces and working groups and

represent the organization at appropriate regional and national forums.

One of the world's leading research universities, Columbia provides outstanding 
opportunities to work and grow in a unique intellectual community. Set in the Morningside 
Heights academic village, Columbia also presents the unmatched dynamism, diversity and

cultural richness of New York City. We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications

and experience and excellent benefits. 

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Minimum Qualifications: Required qualifications include:
- MLS or an advanced degree in the sciences, engineering or related 

- Strong data analysis skills
- Proficiency with core research resources in the sciences and engineering
- Familiarity with scientific research, data management, and scholarly 
communications trends, including open access publishing
- Experience providing service and outreach in a technology-rich environment
- Experience managing complex projects- An ability to clearly articulate ideas through
excellent written communication and presentation skills
- Demonstrated initiative,flexibility, and the ability to work in a collaborative

Preferred Qualifications:
- Undergraduate or advanced degree in a science, engineering, or 
related discipline
- Successful experience working in an academic or research intensive 
- Familiarity with emerging technologies and social media.

As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and 
the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members

of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate

athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior

with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of

Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

To apply:

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

F/T - Corporate Archivist, IBM (NY)

IBM is looking for an experienced, visionary corporate archivist with marketing and communications savvy to lead its Corporate Archives team in Somers, NY. The successful candidate will be a creative manager who is dedicated to outstanding customer service and committed to proactively unlocking the strategic value in the heritage of one of the world's most historic companies as it heads into and through its second century.

Principles responsibilities will include managing staff and budget, overseeing a historically significant archives collection spread across multiple sites, managing all departmental processes and functions including IT applications and digitization, accessioning the archival records in whatever formats that IBM needs to preserve for its current and ongoing business use.

  • Manage to professional standards a large, multi-site corporate archives that includes paper-based documentation, images, AV, artifacts and digital materials.
  • Manage a qualified team of contractors with diverse skill sets and manage dotted line relationships to records caretakers in IBM country organizations.
  • Proactively identify and successfully champion ways to integrate Archives content and skills into high-value business processes.
  • Research, author and edit internal- and external-facing IBM historical content to ensure that it is accurate, authentic, credible and supports IBM's strategic objectives.
  • Manage the Archives IT applications, including the Archives website, digital asset management systems, and collaborative team applications.
  • Solicit records in sustainable formats that document IBM's organization, legal, fiscal, strategic management, as well as business functions, services and products.
  • Manage vendor relationships.

    Required Qualifications:
  • Graduate degree in history or library/archives science
  • Experience working with distributed archives collections
  • Experience with subject-based taxonomies and digital asset management systems
  • Managerial experience

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Knowledge of the information technology industry
  • Web and social media content creation and management experience
  • Digital record keeping experience
  • Publications in archives or history
  • Required
    • Master's Degree
    • At least 8 years experience in Corporate Archives
    • Readiness to travel 10% travel annually
    • English: Fluent
    • Other Sciences
    To apply:

    Saturday, February 15, 2014

    F/T - Adverse Data Search Researcher, PwC (NY)

    Adverse Data Search (ADS) Researcher, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PWC)

    PWC is seeking a Data Researcher.
    Researchers examine news media, litigation resources, securities violations, and other applicable sources and summarize adverse findings for the investigating team into a confidential report called the Adverse Data Search (ADS). Researchers also routinely provide procedural support to practitioners navigating the firm’s client risk assessment requirements and tools. Researchers collaborate with team and stakeholders on risk related research projects as assigned.

    Position/Program Requirements:
    Knowledge Preferred:

    Demonstrated knowledge and experience in research sources and methods, with thorough experience conducting background research on people and companies.
    Experience researching or professional knowledge of one or more of the following: US securities regulations/enforcement; US legal systems; client risk management or compliance processes.
    Experience working in a professional services firm is a plus.
    Skills Preferred:
    Ability to analyze findings in a clear written summary.
    Proven ability to follow instructions and guidance and adapt learning to future scenarios.
    Ability to work independently yet collaboratively.
    Demonstrated attention to details.
    Ability to be productive, meet aggressive deadlines, work under pressure and prioritize among multiple projects.
    Thorough yet focused, able to recognize, articulate and apply search limitations.
    Capable of learning and following internal risk management procedures and routinely explaining them to practitioners.

    Demonstrated ability to:

    -Utilize the Boolean techniques within core business, legal and public records research sources;
    -Locate biographical details and build background profiles;
    -Write clearly and with impact;
    -Utilize analytical and critical thinking skills;
    -Understand business, personal names and US geography.

    Demonstrated ability to:
    -Cooperate with and provide support to all levels of firm partners and staff;
    -Work productively and reliably in a virtual office environment;
    -Communicate clearly both in writing and verbally;
    -Adapt and learn from instructions, using good judgment to apply guidance as new situations arise;
    -Be agile with change;
    -Support customer service issues and explain processes to professionals with different levels of knowledge experience.

    Graduate degree preferred
    Minimum Years of Experience Necessary: 5
    Minimum Degree(s) and Certification(s) Required:
    Bachelor’s degree

    Must have demonstrated proficiency and expert facility with 1) news media searching via Lexis OR Factiva; AND research via 2) SEC filings OR Westlaw.
    Must have professional experience in a support or customer service role or function
    Job ID: 51023BR-10

    Friday, February 14, 2014

    Information Specialist (Yorkson Legal) (NY)

    Information Specialist, Yorkson Legal (recruiter) – NY

    Yorkson Legal is seeking and Information Specialist for its client, a prestigious law firm. The Information Specialist will provide business and legal research experience and skills that are focused on Leveraged Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate transactions. 

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to monitoring case law, legislation, current publications, and SEC filings. 
     Execute complex business and legal research.
     The ideal candidate for this position will have broad knowledge of standard secondary research resources and corporate documents; resources include but not limited to: Bloomberg, Capital IQ, Deal Lawyers, IntelliConnect, KnowledgeMosaic, Morningstar, Practical Law, Lexis, Westlaw and Thomson products, as well as other Securities & Exchange Commission and EDGAR filing resources. A Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science or related law firm OR a four year degree with corporate experience.

    Please email resumes to

    F/T - Prospect Research/Database, A Better Chance (NY)

    Prospect Research and Database Associate, A Better Chance, Inc. – NY

    A Better Chance Inc., a non-profit who since 1963, has been placing talented young people of color into the leadership pipeline through increased access to academically rigorous secondary schools. Our signature College Preparatory Schools Program annually recruits and places 500 new Scholars and supports a total of 2,000 Scholars at leading college preparatory schools across the country. A Better Chance Inc is seeking a Prospect Research and Database Associate, who will be responsible for managing the day-to-day activity of the organization’s donor database and ensuring its integrity and utility through routine maintenance and updates required for better access and use.
    Application deadline: February 24 2014

    The Associate will make recommendations concerning prospecting, data warehousing, and employable technologies. S/he will also hold staff training sessions and troubleshoot technological and database-related issues when necessary. The PRDA will support the daily operations of the Development Department, using Raiser’s Edge, and provide the team with a thorough understanding of its constituencies and prospects by providing data-backed reports and analyses.
    This position is also responsible for conducting individual, corporate, and foundation research for A Better Chance. Based out of the New York City office, this is a full-time position with a comprehensive benefit package. This position reports to the Director of Development.
    Primary Responsibilities (35% prospect research; 65% database management)
    • Assess the current state of the Raiser’s Edge database and identify opportunities to improve upon its use, focusing primarily on information warehousing and information search and retrieval.
    • Manage the day-to-day activities that involve the Raiser’s Edge, including but not limited to processing gift acknowledgements and tax receipts, creating queries and exports, updating constituent information, and troubleshooting any issues that may arise.
    • Oversee all of the organization’s research and information handling, ensuring quality control, consistency, and timely turnarounds.
    • Update wealth screening data in the Raiser’s Edge and mine the database for top prospects.
    • Update and create automated data reports for staff to use as needed.
    • Schedule regular database cleanups, ensuring that the database is in a constant state of repair and growth.
    • Produce reports and analyses that will aid the department in identifying opportunities to cultivate both new and existing donors.
    Required Qualifications and Desired Competencies
    The ideal candidate will have the following:
    • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred.
    • Experience using electronic databases required; experience using the Raiser’s Edge preferred.
    • At least two years’ of professional experience; one year of experience as an information professional preferred (e.g. database management, prospect research, or library science). Relevant graduate coursework and/or internships may be substituted for field experience.
    • Qualities of being resourceful, proactive, innovative, and enthusiastic.
    • Ability to learn, implement, and improve established policies and procedures.
    • A knack for adopting new technology and the ability to learn and apply new concepts quickly.
    • Ability to self-start, pitch, and lead various projects relevant to the growth of the department, while still completing everyday tasks without compromising quality.
    • Ability to understand complex requests for information and successfully retrieve that information using the Raiser’s Edge database.
    • Talent for combing through large datasets and constructing meaning; ability to spot gaps and/or flaws in pre-existing systems.
    • Faculty for prioritizing multiple projects with consideration to various deadlines in addition to any affected team members’ workflows.
    • A high standard for the quality of work produced and impeccable attention to detail; proficient in the use of Standard Edited American English.
    • Ability to work independently as well as a part of a team.
    • Strong work ethic and a commitment to the mission and growth of A Better Chance.
    To apply: please send résumé, cover letter and salary history/requirements to:

    Maritsa Cholmondeley
    A Better Chance 
    253 West 35th Street, 6th Floor
    New York, NY 10001

    Or email to: with “Prospect and Database Research Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls please.

    A Better Chance is an Equal Opportunity Employer.