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Sunday, November 30, 2014

Business Intelligence Analyst, ComiXology/Amazon (NY)

BI Analyst, ComiXology – NY

ComiXology is seeking a Business Intelligence Analyst to join its team in New York City.

ComiXology is the leading source of comic books in digital form, and was recently acquired by Amazon. Amazon considers comiXology to be a key growth opportunity in the digital comics space.
The mission of the comiXology Business Intelligence team is to give decision makers the information and insights they need to make the best possible decisions. Our BI team supports the data needs of diverse functional groups at comiXology and at other Amazon business units involved in the marketing and sale of digital comics worldwide. We also provide data and analysis to important third-party partners, such as publishers who provide content to us. Our proprietary data and analysis are important value-added elements of our partners’ relationship with us.

As a member of our Business Intelligence team, you will work closely with marketing, merchandising, accounting, finance, business development, account management, technology, and digital production teams, providing them with data and insights. You will not just supply data, you will interpret it and help the audience understand the key takeaways and potential for specific action based on the data. You will produce standardized and ad-hoc reports and visualizations that help guide decision making at all levels of the Company.

The Business Intelligence team is a key asset of comiXology. It reports to our SVP-Business Development and Operations, and works closely with our CEO and senior executives at other Amazon business units.

What You’ll Do:

Query Data: You will write complex queries to generate reports, which frequently will require multiple aggregations of data, such as customer cohort analyses. You will quickly acquire the knowledge of our business and our systems necessary to identify and extract the necessary data.

Generate Reports: You will create and publish data visualizations and dashboards that clearly and concisely communicate the key data, both in standard reports and in response to ad-hoc requests. You will maintain and edit existing dashboards and ETL scripts.

Provide Insight: You will perform complex data analysis to expose important metrics and trends in our business. You will conceptualize, and develop reports to monitor, key performance indicators for products, marketing initiatives, and operations. You will extract the key takeaways and tactical and strategic options suggested by the data. You will clearly and concisely articulate these insights and recommendations to the relevant decision makers through written reports and presentations.

Support Execution: You will support cross-functional teams on day-to-day execution of projects.

Represent the Company: You will interface as needed with external partners, such as publishers.

To Apply:


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Digital Asset Mgmt Coord, Sesame Workshop (NY)

Digital Asset Management Coord., Sesame Workshop – NY

Sesame Workshop, a not-for-profit educational organization, seeks a Digital Asset Management Coordinator. This position is located in New York, NY.

Sesame Workshop creates innovative and engaging content to help all children reach their highest potential. For more than 40 years, the Workshop has been a global pioneer in educating and entertaining children through multiple media. The organization grounds its work in research to understand how media helps children learn, develop and grow. Sesame Workshop is best known as the creator of Sesame Street, The Electric Company and Pinky Dinky Doo.

General responsibilities:
  • Identify metadata gaps and needs for Production Management department
  • Workflow advisor for video related metadata entry
  • Development of revised metadata taxonomy and schema sets
  • Data Governance
  • Management of change requests and updates to eRosita system
  • Creative development of curated library projects
  • General asset archiving assistance
Key areas of responsibility:
  • Workflow development of metadata entry for new and outstanding legacy projects (Kinect TV, Furchester, etc.)
  • Schedules and coordinates Metadata development meetings
  • Management of eRosita related JIRA tickets
  • Lead User Acceptance Testing of updates to eRosita system
  • Coordinate reconciliation of asset IDs for fulfillment tracking and for missing assets
  • Coordinate Hitachi server cleanup efforts
  • Coordinate data governance and metadata cleanup efforts
  • Project based curation assistance
  • Creative development: Up With Elmo/Sweet Dreams pilots, Sesame Radio
Consults with:
  • Curation/Asset Management Team
  • IS Development Team
  • International Media Fulfillment
  • Digital Operations
  • Technical Operations
  • Domestic Post Production
  • Talent Payments/Finance
  • Content Department Interns
Critical Position Behaviors:
  • Leadership Qualities: Effectively works across departments to understand the issues users face and take steps to improve metadata and related workflows. Effectively guide users through existing metadata workflow procedures, or establish workflows for metadata entry where there are gaps. Enforces data governance through standards and practices.
  • Initiative: Follows through on ideas, assignments and open issues. Seeks out and resolves gaps in content metadata or system functionality/usability.
  • Flexibility/Adaptability: Ability to adjust to needs of a particular production or company initiative surrounding metadata and fulfillment. Ability to take direction and work effectively with various individuals and departments.
  • Detail Oriented: Methodical and precise with data management, governance, and UAT testing. Consistent metadata rules and use of language in data values. Extensive research of content to resolve metadata gaps.
  • Confident: Extensive first-hand experience with the Sesame production workflow procedures from development through fulfillment, as well as the front and back ends of the Production/Rights Management (eRosita) and Archiving (SAM) systems. Knowledgeable with regards to Sesame content and its history. Familiarity with Rights Management rules and logic.
  • Team Player: Effectively works across departments and in a team setting to collaboratively develop new solutions for metadata related issues, including asset tracking, search, fulfillment, and archiving.
  • Enthusiastic: Always assists users with a smile. Passionate about developing solutions for making content more accessible.
  • Results Oriented: Effectively works on multiple projects with multiple deadlines to achieve results in a timely manner. Timely response to user requests.
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Knowledge Mgmt Librarian, NYU Health Sci (NY)

Knowledge Management Librarian

NYU Health Sciences Library welcomes applicants for the position of Knowledge Management Librarian, a faculty appointment in the NYU School of Medicine reporting to the library’s Associate Director for Research, Education, and Clinical Support.


NYU Langone Medical Center, a world-class, patient-centered, integrated, academic medical center, is one of the nation's premier centers for excellence in clinical care, biomedical research and medical education. Through our work in data management education, development of an institutional data catalog, in-depth data management work with researchers, and development of innovative new services, the NYU Health Sciences Library is at the forefront of research data management in health sciences libraries. We are seeking an innovative, collaborative, enthusiastic Knowledge Management Librarian to join our data services team. This role includes working with partners throughout the NYU Langone Medical Center and colleagues in allied areas across the university to support current data management efforts and develop new data services, as well as providing dedicated support to one or more user communities through the library’s liaison program.


Data Management/Curation
  • Contribute to ongoing efforts to build an institutional data catalog describing datasets generated by researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center, including research and development, outreach, and strategy
  • Contribute to existing research data management activities and services as part of a data services team
  • Develop new services and tools to promote and support research data management and sharing
  • Develop strategies for and provide instruction on data management best practices through online modules, group, and individual instruction
Liaison/Informationist Services
  • Provide dedicated knowledge support, e.g., consultations, systematic review support, bibliometrics, public access compliance assistance, subject guide authoring, and other assistance as appropriate to assigned user communities
  • Provide expert-level knowledge management assistance e.g., EndNote assistance, literature searching consultation, publication venue recommendation, and other support as appropriate through the library’s online user support systems
  • Serve as key communication link between library users’ needs and IT/technical teams in the development and implementation of information discovery and management solutions.
  • Serve on library teams, committees and/or task forces as appropriate
  • Serve on Medical Center committees and/or task forces as appropriate
  • Conduct and present appropriate library- and informatics-related research

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library/information science, informatics, computer science, or related fields
  • Working knowledge of and aptitude for technologies relevant to research, knowledge management, or other relevant biomedical areas
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, and instruction skills
  • Enthusiasm for working closely with varied users in a dynamic academic medical center environment
  • Adept at working in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Flexible, intellectually curious, and willing and able to take initiative
  • Commitment to professional development and contributing to library/information science and biomedical informatics research

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge and skills in research data management
  • Knowledge and capabilities related to Linked Open Data, RDF, OWL, Semantic Web
  • Experience analyzing, manipulating, or repurposing data with at least one programming language
  • Knowledge of metadata standards, ontologies, and common data elements
  • Experience with at least one of the following: Fedora repository, Drupal, UNIX environments, PHP/Perl programming, MySQL

How to Apply

Applicants should send a resume and letter of application to
Applications will be accepted until December 15, 2014.

User Services Librarian, NY Botanical Garden (NY)

User Services Librarian

Library - Position Application Number: L-0128
The User Service Librarian is responsible for providing all aspects of Circulation and Reference services in a museum/research library setting while maintaining the highest customer service standards and remaining current with new technology and resources. He/she works closely with staff in other Library departments to ensure coordination, collaboration and optimal use of the integrated library systems and e-resources to proactively seek ways to enhance the library visitor experience.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

• Assist library patrons with complex research, reference, and collections inquiries and research strategies
• Create and maintain web-based research guides to assist and motivate users while increasing access to print and digital resources
• Evaluate library service points and web presence and assess effectiveness of department services and revise policies and procedures accordingly
• Provide general and specific library instruction to staff and public users
• Oversee circulation, course reserves, loans and renewals, and issue library cards
• Develop skills and identify potential new methods, products and user groups


• MLS from ALA-accredited program
• Excellent interpersonal, research, and oral/written communication and presentation skills
• Proficiency in searching online resources/databases
• Knowledge of integrated library systems
• Familiarity with trends in digital scholarship, digital humanities and scholarly communication
• Knowledge of copyright, fair use and related issues
• Word processing, spreadsheet and database software proficiency
• Ability to work independently to provide accurate and timely response to inquiries
• Demonstrate active commitment to library profession
• Ability to multitask effectively while remaining flexible in adapting to new situations, systems and tools
• Understanding of information seeking behaviors

To apply:

Job Information Resource Librarian, Brooklyn Public (NY)

Adult Learning Job Information Resource Librarian, Brooklyn Public Library

Job Information


Brooklyn Public Library is seeking 2 Job Information Resource Librarians to work as part of the Adult Learning team to provide quality public service to students enrolled in BPL’s ESOL and Pre-HSE programs as well as adult learners throughout BPL’s 5 Adult Learning Centers. The candidate will work with a team of coordinators and student advisors to assist individuals who are enrolled in ESOL and Pre-HSE classes and who are seeking employment. The Job Information Resource Librarian will also identify and network with workforce development agencies including Workforce and with employers in order to connect individuals to jobs.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Provide personalized one-on-one career, job, and education information sessions to adult learners at Learning Centers and other locations, including but not limited to the following services: review and edit resumes and cover letters; discuss interview preparation techniques and conduct mock interviews.
  • Deliver resume/job help assistance using laptops and online resources
  • Develop and conduct job readiness workshops for adult learners.
  • Identify community partners and build relationships with local businesses, workforce development agencies, and community based organizations.
  • Network with employers to identify employment needs and match adult learners accordingly.
  • Work one on one with patrons to access e-government services and benefits.
  • Plan, conduct, and evaluate a variety of job-related programs.
  • Work with Adult Learning leadership team to meet project goals.
  • Complete and track data on patron outcomes and help to provide data for reports.
  • Follow up with patrons by email and/or by phone to capture longer term outcomes.
  • Support BPL’s online training platform, Metrix Learning System, by hosting
  • Information Sessions and open computer labs for adult learners.
  • Coordinate schedules for workshops and one-on-one sessions with other Job Information Resource Librarians and Adult Learning staff to maximize availability of services.
  • Expand knowledge of local, print and online resources; help develop systems for disseminating information.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Skills & Qualifications:
  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school; Public Librarian's Professional Certificate issued by the State of New York, required.
  • Candidates must be flexible, able to handle multiple competing priorities and tasks, adaptable to change, and able to work effectively in a fast-paced, high-volume environment.
  • Excellent communications and customer service skills · Strong presentation and programming skills.
  • Knowledge of education and job information resources is highly desirable Knowledge of Career Cruising, LearningExpress Library, and other e-learning platforms Basic. understanding of current and emerging library technology, trends, and challenges.
  • General experience working with the public and diverse communities.
  • Experience working with diverse jobseekers and adult learners.
  • Strong teamwork & teambuilding skills; respectful of team members’ input.
  • Working knowledge of electronic resources including the Internet and Microsoft Office.
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish or other languages a plus.
  • Ability to travel regularly to BPL branches and offsite locations.
  • Required to work evenings and weekends.
This is a grant funded position for a 15 months pilot project. This position is in the bargaining unit. The Salary for this position is $44,589.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Brooklyn Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Friday, November 21, 2014

Special Projects Librarian, Mem'l Sloan Kettering (NY)

The MSK Library supports Memorial Sloan Kettering's mission to improve patient care, support clinical and laboratory research, and enhance education. We select, acquire and provide relevant scientific and medical information. Customized training programs are available to optimize access to information.  We are committed to outstanding service and to implementing innovations that meet the needs of our users.

The Special Projects Librarian is a long-term, temporary position reporting to the Associate Librarian, Technology Initiatives. In this role, the candidate’s overall responsibilities include: 
·         Verifying bibliographic information for Synapse <>
o   Correction of database entries
o   Online-searching for electronic documents
o   Comparing title variations to identify duplicate records
o   People-searching for name disambiguation
·         Sharing shift coverage for the reference desk and virtual library services
o   Answering requests by phone, live chat and walk-in clients
o   Opening or closing and monitoring the Library’s physical locations
·         Providing support for Document Delivery Services (DDS)
o   Fulfilling electronic requests via ILLIAD
o   Scanning documents and re-shelving materials
·         Other projects as assigned
·         Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program or at least 12 credits towards graduation
·         Knowledge and experience working with abstracting and indexing databases (PubMed, Scopus, Web of Science, etc), integrated library systems (particularly Innovative Millennium),  and institutional repositories
·         Understanding of database design and architecture
·         Ability to work independently and with close attention to detail
Preferred:  Excellent oral and written communication skills, outgoing personality with a desire to provide excellent customer service,  adaptable to changing work environments and departmental priorities, and familiar with any or all of the following: electronic publishing, licensing, cataloging, metadata standards, link resolver technology, and database management skills.
Position Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Hourly rate is competitive and based on candidate's relevant experience and qualifications.
Application consideration is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.
Interested applicants should send their resumes to the attention of:
Bernadette Joe (
Associate Librarian, Technology Initiatives
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Library

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Library Director, Midland Park Mem'l Lib (NJ)

Library Dir., Midland Park Memorial Library – NJ

The Midland Park Memorial Library Trustees are seeking a highly qualified individual with prior experience as a Library Director to serve as the Library Director for our library. Application Deadline: December 1st, 2014

The Midland Park Memorial Library is recognized by surrounding communities as being a friendly, engaging, and community-focused institution. We are looking for a candidate with the following qualifications:
  • Masters in Library or Informational Science from an accredited university, ALA accredited and a NJ Professional Librarian’s Certificate
  • Excellent leadership, planning and organization skills
  • Strong oral and written skills
  • Patron focused service philosophy
  • Ability to promote library services through a variety of community relation outlets
  • Capable of managing and administering an annual library budget of just over 1/3 of a mil
  • Proficient at maintaining a current collection that meets the needs of our patrons
  • Knowledgeable about library technology, resources and media
  • A visionary, able to see beyond the library of today to help us build our strategic plan
  • Familiarity with the BCCLS and Polaris system
Salary: Commensurate with experience in consideration to NJLA guidelines

Resume Closing Date: December 1st

Interested applicants should mail their resume along with cover letter and three references to Anne Polhemus, President, Board of Trustees, Midland Park Memorial Library, 250 Godwin Avenue, Midland Park, NJ or by e-mail to The Midland Park Memorial Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Monday, November 17, 2014

P/T - Metadata and Cataloging Specialist, Pratt (NY)

Pratt Institute is seeking a part-time, temporary Metadata and Cataloging Specialist for its Brooklyn location.


Under moderate supervision, and with significant latitude for independent judgment, the Metadata and Cataloging Specialist (MC Specialist) reports to the Head of Technical Services. The MC Specialist creates original cataloging of print/digital materials in a variety of formats in a mixed RDA/AACR2 environment using the MARC standard and is expected to work with other metadata standards and schemas (BIBFRAME, EAD, Dublin Core) as the need arises.  The incumbent performs subject analysis and classification using LCSH and Dewey Decimal Classification and is expected to work with other thesauri and organizational systems when the need arises. The incumbent is responsible for initiating and managing authority control, metadata quality control, and bibliographic database problem resolution to ensure metadata and authority records meet local and professional standards. The incumbent works closely with other library staff to establish and document relevant policies, procedures, and efficient workflows to support the discovery of and access to the Library’s bibliographic and digital content in the Libraries’ catalog through metadata quality assurance, enrichment, and maintenance according to local and national cataloging and metadata standards. As a part of the MC Specialist’s learning community in the Libraries, the incumbent provides training to staff in database maintenance and data quality control.

This is a part-time 17.5 hours per week temporary appointment through June 30, 2015.


- Creates and maintains high quality descriptive, administrative and technical metadata for serials, monographs, and electronic resources conforming to local and professional standards.

- Performs complex database maintenance by resolving conflicts, improving, or correcting bibliographic, item, holdings and/or authority records in the Libraries’ online catalog.

- Engages in routine authority work to ensure proper control practices are maintained; works with Libraries’ authority processing vendor to ensure consistent standards and practices are sustained.

- Develops and participates in metadata cleanup and migration projects.

- Works with the Head of Technical Services in setting metadata standards and maintaining cataloging guidelines for serials, monographs, and electronic resources.

- Maintains knowledge of, and provides guidance on, the use of various established and evolving metadata schemas for serials, monographs, and electronic resources.

- Participates in the training of Technical Services staff and student assistants.

- Performs all other duties as assigned.



An MLS degree, or equivalent, plus minimum of two years experience working in cataloging and/or metadata; or equivalent combination of education and experience required; BA or minor in an arts-related field preferred.


Must have at least two years’ experience in (i) cataloging or metadata management in a library, museum, or archive setting and (ii) handling rare or fragile materials, such as prints, book works, and incunabula. Experience managing projects and people preferred.


Must have strong verbal, written and interpersonal skills, in addition to being highly organized and able to work as part of a team. Must have expertise using the Microsoft Office Suit, integrated library systems software (e.g. Millennium, Voyager, and Aleph), and other cataloging tools (e.g. OCLC Connexion, Cataloger’s Desktop, and the RDA Toolkit). Must have experience applying content standards (e.g. AACR2, RDA, and Dublin Core) and authorities (e.g. LCSH, LCNAF, and AAT), as well as an excellent understanding of MARC.

 Please send cover letter with resume along with contact information of three professional references.


Thursday, November 13, 2014

(Temp) Systems Administrator, (Pro Libra) (CT)

(Temp) Systems Admin., Pro Libra Associates – CT

Pro Libra Associates is seeking a Systems Administrator to fill a position at a University in Fairfield County, CT. This is a Contract position.

Qualifications required:

Master’s Degree in Library Science or Service

Ability to learn new technologies quickly and independently

2+ years of experience as an advanced user of an I.L.S. including some experience creating or editing tables, performing administrative functions, or doing advanced work for a library department

Sophisticated Experience and Knowledge of Microsoft Access including the ability to Link Tables and 

Troubleshoot Queries

Must have SQL

Ability to do Original Cataloging with RDA

Some experience in creating and maintaining Web content

Strong collaborative orientation, with excellent interpersonal and team skills

Please send your resume or call for further details. 
Angela Dzikowski, Pro Libra Associates
  –  800-262-0070

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

F/T - Internet Services Librarian, BCCLS (NJ)

Internet Services Librarian, BCCLS – NJ

The Bergen County Cooperative Library System is looking for an Internet Services Librarian who will be responsible for the maintenance and development of our web presence, and will be a key member of the team supporting the Polaris public catalog. This position is located in Hackensack, NJ.

Candidates need to be comfortable with current library trends especially in public libraries, and have significant web design skills as illustrated through past examples of work. The successful candidate should have technical skills in designing and supporting web pages with usability, functionality and attractive design the most essential features. A commitment to stellar customer service is a must.

A Master’s Degree in Library Science is highly desirable, but not required. Library school students who expect to graduate within a year but have strong web skills regularly encountered in a library environment will be considered.

Key responsibilities:
  • Maintain the BCCLS web presence, including the public and staff websites
  • Manage the library catalog interface and eSources (databases)
  • Interact with vendors and provide troubleshooting on BCCLS-provided web-based products (Evanced, Constant Contact, etc.)
  • Work with a small but highly skilled team that manages BCCLS’ current Polaris implementation
  • Implement new web-based products for the membership
  • Provide support and training for member libraries on new BCCLS initiatives
  • Serve as a liaison to one or more BCCLS committees
Relevant skills:
  • HTML, CSS, Javascript, jQuery, PHP, Dreamweaver, WordPress or other CMS
  • Excellent communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills
Resumes with examples of past web design work only by email to

No phone calls or in-person visits.

To view full posting:

Research Data Mgmt Librarian, NYU (NY)

Research Data Management Librarian


The New York University Libraries seeks a librarian to plan and develop services to meet scholars’ needs for consultation and assistance with research data management. This position works as a member of the NYU Data Services, consulting with faculty, graduate students, and other researchers on data management planning and data curation activities; developing instructional programming and documentation to support scholars in this area; and working with technical colleagues in NYU’s IT organization and the Digital Library Technology Services group (which is responsible for the libraries’ repository and digitization infrastructures) to adapt, design, and develop tools and repository services for storing and sharing research data. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear vision of the services, infrastructure, and skills required to provide high quality assistance to our researchers.


This new position will play a key role in NYU’s mission by establishing strong collaborative relationships with researchers, and developing, delivering, and promoting new services in response to their rapidly expanding needs in data management. The position will be responsible for spearheading the consultation and instructional services in this area by developing a flexible curriculum on data management; meeting with researchers in individual and group settings to consult on projects, planning, and best practices; exploring and piloting base-line services in curation practices and techniques; and creating documentation and guidelines related to scholars’ emerging data management needs. Other activities may include ongoing assessment and monitoring of researcher needs, proactive development of knowledge and expertise in data management issues across disciplines and domains, and advising researchers on how to meet the data management and open data requirements of publishers and federal funding agencies. This individual will be central to efforts to design appropriate data repository and storage infrastructure for researchers across the University.



● Minimum one graduate degree (master’s level or higher) for consideration. A second graduate degree will be required for tenure review. One of the two graduate degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.

● 3-5 years of experience in a related field, or equivalent education and experience, ideally including a combination of direct research experience and experience in a support role such as in a library, archive, or information technology setting

● Working knowledge of data management across the research lifecycle, including creating, processing, analysis, preservation, access, and reuse of research data.

● Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment

● Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to be flexible, creative, and tolerant of ambiguity

● Candidates should exhibit a strong public service orientation, a high degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library, and be well-versed in the issues surrounding scholarly communications across a variety of disciplines


● An advanced degree in a relevant subject/field, preferably in the sciences or social sciences

● Experience working with digital repository or content management systems.

● Experience creating and implementing targeted outreach programs

● Experience creating metadata and applying best practices to managed content

● Experience with grant writing and federal agency policies

New York University Libraries:

Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai. New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to

Salary/Benefits: Attractive benefits package, including five weeks annual vacation. Salary is commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply: To ensure consideration, send CV and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director of Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

State & Local Gov't Research Mgr (Pro Libra) (NY)

Corporate Function/Research: State & Local Government Research Manager
Global Consulting Research Company
New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Boston, or DC

Successful research is not a back-office activity; it requires people who not only have strong research skills but who also have a client-focused mentality and an outgoing and confident personal style. Successful researchers build deep relationships with their peers and senior executives in the practice and work as a team, sometimes responding to requests and sometimes proposing (and selling) research ideas.

The Health & Public Sector research group is a team of 20 researchers aligned to the following industry segments: Health and Public Sector – Human Services, Operations & Management and Defense & Public safety. Specifically, the position will come within our clients Public sector research group which is a team of 14 researchers that provides research and industry expertise to the public sector.

Our client is working with the US state and local practice to build research competence to support their business. The role will involve helping build expertise while providing research support to the state and local strategy lead. This is a research role and not a purely management role.

Basic Qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree
* Minimum of 10 years of business research experience

Preferred Skill Requirements: 

* Knowledge of the US State and Local Public Sector: Strong understanding of the US public sector and the markets relevant to our client with a focus experience related to state & local government research and best practices in government administration and policy. Demonstrated experience in researching, drafting/writing position papers for public sector leaders. Extensive experience with government datasets in the US (especially state & local government. Strong understanding of business and economics issues at large 

* Leadership: you’ll need excellent leadership and people management skills, including strong stakeholder management skills and the ability to develop and motivate researchers in a team that is truly global and virtual

* Research Skills: able to take an issue and turn it into a researchable question; able to scope the research effort and cost it accurately; able to use most (but not necessarily all) research techniques such as strategic analysis frameworks, interview-based research and macroeconomic analysis. You must have a sound knowledge of industry sources and be able to critique them. Preferably research experience in a consulting environment or public sector, third party research organization, think tank or demonstrated equivalent skill

* Analytical Ability: we want researchers who can draw out the implications of the research they do and tell a compelling, business-focused story about the data that is relevant to our client’s business and clients

* Personal Credibility: to be successful in this role you need to be able to build a strong working relationship with senior executives and industry leaders and “hold your own” with them in discussions about the industry. So you will be confident, outgoing, able to talk knowledgeably about your subject; but never arrogant. You also need to be able to build relationships within our team and work with others in person and remotely on projects

Professional Skill Requirements:

* Teaming and communication skills: while you would be based in an office with another Resources Researcher, the Resources Research team is very much a virtual one and you will need to have excellent verbal and written communication skills. You will be self-starter with an ability to work very much on your own. You should also demonstrate an ability to work with colleagues from different cultures and in different locations. Experience of work on the telephone or in a remote team would be highly advantageous. You must be able to work in PowerPoint and create well-structured, clearly written presentations with graphs and charts where necessary

* Strong Presentation and Communication Skills: The Researcher should be able to present their research findings to customers, and defend their insights. The Researcher should also be a good communicators and confident in their delivery approach in a virtual network

* Leadership: Demonstrated leadership in a professional setting; either military or civilian

* Teamwork and Collaboration: Demonstrated teamwork and collaboration in a professional setting; either military or civilian

Please send your resume and cover letter to:
Angela Dzikowski, Pro Libra Associates  800-262-0070

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.

Friday, November 7, 2014

F/T - Librarian/Archivist, Seton Hall Univ (NJ )

Librarian/Archivist, Seton Hall Univ – NJ

Seton Hall University Libraries in South Orange, NJ is seeking a Tenure-Track Librarian/Archivist primarily responsible for the arrangement and description of manuscript, institutional, print, photographic and related special collections, including the creation and publication of finding aids. This position also requires work on the management of digitized and born-digital materials, including digitization and digital preservation efforts

Required Qualifications: An MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution with a concentration in Archives Management (or strong training and experience in this area) is required. Excellent interpersonal, organization, communication skills and knowledge of basic archival principles are required. Experience processing collections in an academic setting, a thorough knowledge of Encoded Archival Description (EAD), the Archivists’ Toolkit (or similar program), CONTENTdm (or similar), library content management systems (such as SpringShare’s LibGuides) are required. Demonstrated ability to meet a high standard of quality work independently and expeditiously is required, along with coordinating and training to meet a heavy workload.

The successful candidate should also demonstrate an interest in continuing professional growth and development, maintaining knowledge and skills through involvement in professional organizations or continued education, and supporting a collegial and collaborative work environment.
To apply:

Info Mgmt Analyst, Baker & Taylor (NJ)

Information Management Analyst, Baker & Taylor – NJ

Baker & Taylor is seeking an Information Management Analyst for its Bridgewater, NJ office who will be responsible for obtaining new title information from all POD publishers and manage the addition and updates to the database which directly supports the TextStream process.  Is responsible for the initial testing and implementation of print book ONIX files to ensure the metadata meets company requirements as well as adhering to industry guidelines for ONIX standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (The following statements describe the general nature of work being performed in this job.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties.  Additional responsibilities may be assigned by management):
  • Obtains new title information to directly support theTextStream process as well as updating and maintaining the metadata including BISAC subject coding and deciphering grade ranges.
  • Responsible for removal/takedown of titles from TextStream per the publishers or Digital Media Services requests.
  • Work closely with the DMS group to decipher best practices in the support of TextStream.
  • Analyze and maintain weekly and bi-weekly audits for print and digital metadata currently listed on the database to ensure data quality.
  • Work directly with sales staff to verify current pricing is up to date prior to submission of customer orders to ensure accuracy.
  • Initial testing of publisher and vendor ONIX files to insure adherence to company requirements.
  • Projects as assigned

  • BA/BS preferred and two to four years bookstore/publishing experience (college textbook preferred).
  • Strong knowledge of PC applications (MS Access, Excel, Word, Outlook) required.  Aggressive phone skills.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write routine reports and correspondence and speak effectively to customers or employees.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form and deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
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F/T - Reference Librarian, Pace U (NY)

Reference Librarian, Pace Univ – NY

Pace University is seeking a Reference Librarian for its Birnbaum Library in Manhattan. The Reference Librarian provides comprehensive reference, research, and referral services in a dynamic, team-based, client-centered environment supported by advanced library technology; assists students and faculty, on a drop-in basis or by appointment, in identifying, locating, and interpreting sources of information irrespective of format.

Work hours are: Sunday:12PM-8PM; Monday:1PM-9PM; Tuesday-Thursday: 10PM-6PM

Specific responsibilities include:

1. Perform all aspects of traditional and electronic reference service including shared reference desk coverage, one-to-one library instruction, research consultation, virtual reference, collection development, committee assignments; at least one evening a week and Sundays.

2. Provide online access to library catalogs, databases, and Internet resources. Assist patrons in formulating and executing appropriate search strategies for capturing, evaluating, applying, and processing information across disciplines. Participate in Blackboard classes as an embedded librarian as needed.

3. Participate in the selection, collection analysis, and evaluation of the library’s print and electronic resources.

4. Develop and maintain LibGuides incorporating print, multimedia, and Web-based resources.

5. Contribute to the continuing dialog on reference department planning, operations, service delivery, and outreach to remote users.

6. Perform any other duties as may be determined by the Head of Information Services and Resources/NYC or the Associate University Librarian/NYC.


ALA-accredited MLS

1-2 years of academic library reference experience

Commitment to principles of collegiality, user-centered services, and information literacy

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

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