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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Project Archivist, Columbia U (NY)



The Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library is searching for an archivist to process the records of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program. The Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program was designed to promote social justice, community development, and access to education through providing advanced study opportunities to more than 4,300 social justice leaders from the world's most vulnerable populations. The program, which ran from 2001 through 2013, was the largest single project to be funded by the Ford Foundation since its inception in 1936. The records of the program include fellow files, administrative records of the Foundation's New York Secretariat, and records generated by 22 international partner offices in the administration of the program. 

This position is funded through September 30, 2016 with the possibility of extension. Reporting to the Head of Archives Processing, the Project Archivist will be responsible for the arrangement and description of approximately 450 linear feet of records, identification and referral of items for conservation treatment as necessary, and the preparation of EAD-encoded finding aids and other descriptive access tools. The Project Archivist will work closely with the Digital Assets Archivist on the appraisal, arrangement, and description of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program's born digital material. The Project Archivist will recruit students and coordinate their activities with the collection, assigning tasks, maintaining schedules, and monitoring the overall pace and direction of work. The Project Archivist will submit regular progress reports on processing statistics. 

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. The University Libraries, grounded in collections of remarkable depth and breadth, are also building extensive electronic resources and services. The Libraries at Columbia are committed to collegiality, professionalism, innovation, and leadership.

Minimum Qualifications:
M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school or graduate degree in history or related discipline and experience arranging and describing archival collections (or the equivalent combination of education and experience); familiarity with the application of Greene and Meissner processing techniques; familiarity with DACS, EAD, MARC, LCSH, AACR2, and appropriate metadata standards and schema; familiarity with current best practices in arranging and describing born digital records; familiarity with automated library information management systems such as Endeavor/Voyager; knowledge of basic preservation and conservation standards for archival and manuscript collections; a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; excellent organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail; ability to work independently and collaboratively in a production-oriented, team environment; ability to work quickly, efficiently, and meet project goals and deadlines. 

Preferred Qualifications: 
Experience arranging large, complex collections; supervisory experience. 

Interested candidates should apply via the quicklink:

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

Friday, February 27, 2015

(Temp) Book Metadata Quality Reviewer

Book Metadata Quality Reviewer
Scholastic Inc., a large, children’s publishing and media company, is currently seeking a temporary Book Metadata Quality Reviewer. This is a three month position located in Scholastic’s New York City offices.


The Book Metadata Quality Reviewer  will examine book and author data in the Product Collateral Database (PCD) to eliminate duplicate records and identify and correct inaccurate or incomplete records.

The Book Metadata Quality Reviewer will be responsible for reviewing the data that has been collected from several data sources feeding the Product Collatera Database to:

·       verify the accuracy and completeness of PCD metadata records and, using a Content Magagement System (CMS), updating the records as needed to include accurate contributor and series information, descriptive text, reading and interest levels gathered from other book data sources identified by Scholastic as trusted.
·       apply subject, genre and other metadata tags from Scholastic’s enterprise taxonomy to book records.
·       verify that product records are associated with the correct master “work” record and correct those that are incorrectly associated.
·       identify records to be deleted or modified to eliminate duplication.

Job Qualifications/Requirements

·       A Library Science degree or equivalent education and experience.
·       Cataloging and indexing experience.
·       A strong interest in children’s publishing and children’s literature.
·       A background in elementary or middle school education a plus.
·       Attention to detail and proficiency for accuracy is extremely important.
·       Ability to troubleshoot and work independently.
·       A strong work ethic and an ability to work quickly and efficiently.
·       Familiarity with Content Management Systems a plus, but not necessary.

For consideration, please send resume and cover letter to

F/T - Ref and Instruction Librarian, Mercy Coll (NY)

Mercy College Libraries is seeking an experienced librarian with strong reference and instruction skills to join its busy Library Learning Commons in Dobbs Ferry, NY. This is a full time, tenured track position. 12 month Faculty Contract.

MLS Required, Second Masters preferred (Degree in Education a plus)
Strong knowledge of electronic databases, resources and technology
3-5 years experience minimum
Collaborative and entrepreneurial skills
Superior service orientation
Excellent communication and presentation skills

To view full posting and apply:

Salary based on experience. 

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

F/T - Processing Archivist, Ctr for Jewish History (NY)

New York, NY: Processing Archivist (term), Center for Jewish History

The Center for Jewish History seeks a full-time Processing Archivist for a term ending September 30, 2016 with the possibility of extension. Reporting directly to the Archival Services Manager, the Processing Archivist will participate in the activities of the Archival Services department. The successful applicant will join a dynamic team of forward-thinking and professionally engaged Center archivists who, in addition to processing, also provide support for digitization projects and other access-oriented services for the archival collections held by the five partner institutions of the Center.

Responsibilities include:

  • Arranging and describing personal papers and institutional records, including born-digital materials, in accordance with contemporary professional standards, vocabularies, and practices (e.g. DACS, AAT, MPLP) as well as local guidelines for processing

  • Rehousing collection materials and addressing preservation concerns as needed

  • Encoding EAD finding aids using oXygen XML Editor

  • Utilizing social media and Wikipedia to raise public awareness of newly processed collections

  • Contributing to departmental documentation on processing, encoding, and digital preservation

  • Undertaking special projects as assigned

  • Engaging in professional activities both internally at CJH and externally in the broader professional landscape

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree from a library, information science, or public history program with a concentration in archives management
  • Minimum of 1 year experience with efficient processing procedures

  • Knowledge of archival theory, practice, and standards (especially DACS and EAD)

  • Experience with or coursework in digital media and born-digital files in archival collections

  • Strong reading knowledge of German

  • Strong awareness of information technologies appropriate to archives

  • High capacity for creative problem-solving
  • Adept at prioritizing work and meeting multiple deadlines
  • Willingness and ability to research and apply new technologies, in particular for born-digital materials
  • High capacity for creative problem-solving
  • Adept at prioritizing work and meeting multiple deadlines
  • Ability to work flexibly, independently and collaboratively in a complex organizational environment comprised of diverse constituencies
  • Capacity to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Reading knowledge of Yiddish, Hebrew, or other Central or Eastern European languages
  • Familiarity with 20th-century Jewish history
  • Experience with or coursework in digital media and born-digital files in archival collections
  • Willingness and ability to research and apply new technologies, in particular for born-digital materials
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send cover letter, resume, three sample finding aids, and three references to Kevin Schlottmann, Archival Services Manager, at kschlottmann(at)

No phone calls, please.

P/T - Adjunct Librarian, LaGuardia Comm Coll (NY)

Adjunct Librarian position at LaGuardia Community College.

The LaGuardia Community College Library is looking for adjunct librarians who can work regular day or late afternoon/early evening hours. The position will be for up to 20 hours a week and involves teaching one-session classes introducing students to library research and some reference desk hours.

Applicants should have their Library Science degree. Any academic library or teaching experience a plus. Salary per hour will be based on qualifications to be considered for an Assistant Professor or a Lecturer line.

Please send or email resume or direct any questions to:
Professor Steven Ovadia
718 -482-6022
31-10 Thomson Ave.
Long Island City, NY 11101

Research Editor, Dow Jones (NJ)

Research Editor, Dow Jones – NJ

The role of the Due Diligence Research Editor is to research and write high-quality reports on companies and/or individuals using a combination of publically-available and proprietary sources. The editor is also required to provide training/mentoring and leadership to other Research Editors in the wider Data Strategy research team when necessary, and ensure that targets and deadlines are met. Position is in Princeton, NJ.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Research and write Due Diligence reports to exact specifications, using a range of relevant electronic published sources, including company and government websites and sources carried on Dow Jones’s own products
  • Experience with Enhanced Due Diligence
  • Provide training and mentoring to researchers worldwide on writing and producing high quality Due Diligence Reports
  • Lead and organise teams of researchers to produce large and complex reports
  • Provide clear information and guidance to members of the wider Risk & Compliance research team on issues related to Due Diligence reports
  • Maintain close communication with the rest of the Due Diligence team and ensure that colleagues are kept informed of the current situation
  • Respond to queries from management, sales and clients quickly, clearly and courteously
  • Contribute to ensuring coverage definitions, procedures and standards relating to Due Diligence reports are up to date
  • Contribute to guidelines, data collection and tools to improve the quality and efficiency of the Due Diligence team
  • Contribute to the definition of key quality metrics
  • Contribute to establishing and maintaining comprehensive programme for monitoring and publishing reports on the quality, timeliness and completeness of content
  • Contribute to regular updates and reports on the progress made against specific quality targets to the Managing Editor, Desk Editors, Research Editors and DD Business Champion
  • Provide as appropriate updates and reports that may be used for internal and external communication
Knowledge/Skills/Experience Required:
  • Previous experience in the field of Due Diligence or equivalent research experience
  • Fluency in English. A second language is desirable (Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, Italian, Turkish, French, Spanish, Chinese or any other language)
  • Knowledge and understanding of public records (such as court records etc.) in the US and other countries desirable
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to summarize complex information clearly and precisely from another language into English
  • Ability to identify wholly with Dow Jones’s service obligations to its clients
  • Strong research skills, including online search tools. Tenacity and ingenuity in the pursuit of sources and information. Library skills a plus
  • Strong editing and proofreading skills. Prior experience in research or editorial role an advantage
  • Ability to handle large volumes of information and meet tight deadlines
  • Excellent organisation and communication skills
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Microsoft Word, and good keyboard skills
  • Ability to work as part of a multicultural team, to build and maintain good working relationships
  • Ability to accept feedback as a learning opportunity
  • Ability to adapt readily to changing customer requirements, positive outlook on change, self-motivated and flexible
  • Ability to prioritise and excellent time-management skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Team player with a high level of initiative and a proactive approach to work, willingness to take ownership of tasks and issues and follow up to ensure that they are successfully brought to completion
  • Understanding of when to request assistance or escalate issues to a manager
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ideally educated to degree level
  • Knowledge of and interest in international affairs
  • Specialist legal, business or financial knowledge an advantage
To apply:

Dir of Univ Libraries, Yeshiva Univ (NY)

Director of University Libraries, Yeshiva Univ – NY

The Director of University Libraries at the Yeshiva University will provide leadership, management and supervision of the university libraries. This includes management/oversight for collection development functions including acquisitions, processing and cataloging for print and digital resources.

Working closely with the Office of Academic Affairs, the Director will create opportunities for vibrant, robust partnerships with faculty, students and other patrons to actualize the library as a center of teaching and learning while meeting the challenges of providing information access and stewardship in the 21st century.

  • Lead strategic planning efforts, policy development, and institutional effectiveness initiatives within the Library
  • Oversee the daily operations of the libraries, coordinating technical and public services functions, including cataloging, acquisitions, circulation, and student technology support
  • Maintain awareness of and engagement with new and innovative technologies, resources and services in order to anticipate needs and identify possible solutions
  • Lead library facilities planning activities working with other university units to evaluate and meet current needs as well as anticipate and plan for the future
  • Manage major projects related to library services and programs
  • Work collaboratively with faculty to manage the development of electronic and print collections
  • Evaluate and monitor work processes; make changes and improvement in services, policies and procedures; ensure development and dissemination of related instructions and information
  • Ensure maintenance and enhancement of the integrated library system, including circulation, acquisitions and cataloging systems, web-based public access catalog and reporting functions; library database resources, including commercial and locally-developed databases; and library Web and portal pages
  • Provide reference service, bibliographic instruction and direct public service to promote the use of library resources
  • Prepare library budgets including analysis of individual program needs and allocation of capital, equipment, instructional, and other resources. Plan for long-range expenses and operational needs of the department
  • Foster support and act as an advocate for information literacy and library programs among the campus community, collaborating with faculty and other departments to coordinate efficient service delivery
  • Master’s degree in Library Science, Ph.D. or other appropriate advanced degree(s) and 7-10 years of experience in a large research library system
  • Prior experience with Jewish and rare book collections is essential
Skills and Competencies
  • Influences the behavior of others through effective communication
  • Identifies and cultivates relationships with key constituents across campuses, functions and levels, as well as external contacts
  • Assures that effective controls are developed and maintained to ensure the integrity of the organization
  • Understanding the comprehensive mission and philosophy of the university
  • Ability to manage multiple high priority projects and successfully plan, execute and evaluate new services and initiatives
  • Ethics, integrity and sound professional judgment
  • Ability to effectively communicate, motivate and collaborate with faculty, staff, administrators, students, external suppliers and constituents
  • Strong, effective written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends, standards, technologies and best practices in library services
  • Experience with server management (LMS;) programming and applications for library data
Scope of Responsibility

The Director will be responsible for the Heidi Steinberg Library, the Pollack Library and the Mendel Gottesman Library of Hebraica/Judaica as well as the Special Collections. This includes a team of 10 management staff, 8 unionized professional librarians and support staff across the university campuses.

The Director will manage a budget of approximately $3.8M.

To apply:

Digital Assets Mgr, Willem de Kooning Fndn (NY)

Digital Assets Manager, The Willem de Kooning Foundation – NY

The Willem de Kooning Foundation is seeking a highly organized, discreet, and detail-oriented individual to fill the position of Digital Assets Manager. The position will direct the processing of all digital assets—comprised of images of Willem de Kooning, his studio and artworks, as well as other archival materials—within the Foundation’s existing specialized systems. The position will also work with the Foundation’s research and archives staff on digitization projects, facilitate access to digital materials, and manage image rights.

Specific responsibilities include:

• direct acquisition, description, organization, and migration of born-digital and converted
digital assets.
• maintain the digital asset infrastructure and codify related standards and protocols.
• develop the Foundation’s digital asset management system.
• develop and manage metadata tools, standardization solutions, and controlled vocabularies to ensure accuracy and consistency.
• ensure the long-term storage of the Foundation’s digital assets, monitor system hardware, and administer digital asset software including license contracts, upgrades, etc.
• plan and direct digitization projects and perform ad-hoc digitization as required.
• respond to rights and reproductions requests.
• review publication layouts to ensure works by de Kooning are reproduced accurately and in accordance with the Foundation’s terms of use.
• work with institutions and scholars on image requests for upcoming publications.
• procure images of works of art from outside sources and manage related rights and license agreements.
• oversee new photography of works in the Foundation’s collection as necessary, and monitor color-correctness.
• manage the growth of the Foundation’s website, including the addition of new components and images.

Job requirements:

Master’s Degree in library and information science, archives management, museum studies, art history or a related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience; five or more years of practical experience in a museum, archive, library, or other institution demonstrating expertise in the tasks listed above; experience managing large-scale projects and organizing extensive collections of information; thorough knowledge of field-wide metadata standards; strong understanding of digital file processing (capture, formats and codecs, color profiling, file conversion, dissemination, etc.); proven expertise with digital asset management systems, Filemaker Pro, and Adobe Photoshop suite.

The winning candidate must demonstrate: an aptitude for complex analytical work with strong attention to detail; an ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment; ability to communicate effectively on technology issues with technical and non-technical staff; strong writing and proofreading skills; fastidious work habits; self-starter with the ability to take direction; strong visual acuity as it relates to color-correctness.

To apply:  Candidates may submit their resume, cover letter, writing sample, and three references to

Friday, February 20, 2015

Dir, DAM Systems, A+E Networks (NY)

Dir., DAM Systems, A+E Networks – NY

A+E is seeking a Director to oversee Digital Asset Management Systems.


The Director, DAM Systems will be part of the business systems technology group within A+E. In this hands-on position, the Director, DAM Systems will develop a deep knowledge of A+E’s media asset management needs and workflows and utilize his/her knowledge of enterprise digital asset management to implement and/or recommend enterprise technology tools, integrations and processes. A key part of this job is to work with the Media Asset Services and Production Services Groups which are responsible for providing the core business requirements. This role will lead the technology team that is responsible for technical solution and implementation of those requirements. A deep understanding of Digital Asset Management systems and workflows within media organizations is key as well as a technical understanding of how different eDAM systems should be integrated.

Required Experience:

•Lead technology implementation including architecture, technical design, integrations for Digital Asset Management solutions
•Manage a team of technical business analysts, technical lead/architect providing overall management, oversight and guidance
•Directly responsible for technology vendor management for DAM systems
•Lead multiple different 3rd party applications and potentially custom apps, integrations
•Eliminate complexity and ambiguity in projects to ensure clarity and establish goals and expectations for technology services
•Clearly present solutions, proposals and status to multiple levels of stakeholders within the organization
•Able to apply sound judgment while working within tight timelines
•Excellent oral and written communication skills
•Ability to set clear expectations with vendors as well as stakeholders and get firm commitments on deliverables as well as associated delivery dates
•SOW negotiations working with 3rd parties whose services are required
•Analyze requirements, processes and workflows and make suggestions for improvement. Identifies areas where technology, development of new systems or enhancements to existing systems and/or integration solutions can lead to increased efficiency and productivity.
•Develop broad perspective on an organization and can use that knowledge to develop new strategies and options for digital asset management.
•Lead technical discussions & drive technology decisions related to architecture, integrations and implementation of enterprise DAM systems
•Understand & manage complex technical projects and quickly learn about new technologies and solutions to manage the implementation or solution
•Lead overall service based integration strategy, flexible loosely coupled architecture and overall enterprise grade technology solution
•Work closely with development team and/or Vendor in application support of current systems.
•Ensure that repeat defects, break fixes are minimized & focus on analysis of issues and provide recommendation for avoiding common defects.
•Manage support of these enterprise systems including off hours based on business criticality & needs
Develop and set priorities with development resources, integrations, infrastructure, program management
•Knowledge of enterprise Digital Asset Management Solutions and their implementations and usage within the Broadcast/Cable industry.
•Understanding of media asset workflows within the Broadcast/Cable industry
•Experience with MAM products like IPV
•Experience with Media Metadata Management processes & workflow
•Ability to lead Technical Business Analysts to gather requirements through interviews, workshops and/or existing systems documentation or procedures
•Deep understanding of enterprise DAM systems to be able to identify and lead discussions around technical architecture, integration strategy and touch points between various systems
•Knowledge of integration middleware and workflow orchestration (e.g. .Tibco) is desirable
•Understanding of SOA and agile methodology
•Deep understanding & experience architecting, designing and integrating complex enterprise grade systems
•Excellent analytical, communication (both verbal and written), facilitation/organizational skills.
•Ability to work effectively with cross-functional business and technical teams
•Excellent understanding of project management principles and experience in managing multiple projects
•Demonstrated business acumen and the ability to apply technology solutions to solve business problems
•Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills; ability to communicate and persuade at all management levels
•Highest level of ownership, accountability & integrity
•Exhibits, models & promotes vision of the IT team
•Being able to question, evaluate and make decision on technology platform
•Knowledge of SQL is a plus
•Knowledge of FIMS Framework
•10+ years of IT Technical experience with at least 5+ years specific to Digital Asset Management systems delivery and workflows

Required Education:

•Undergraduate degree

UX Architect, Krossover (NY)

UX Architect, Krossover – NY

Krossover, a sports media and analytics startup, is looking for a UX Architect to be responsible for taking one of our core apps from good to great.
The app is a web-based productivity tool for our global community of sports analysts. This role is ideal for a UX Architect who likes designing clean and efficient interfaces for complicated tasks.
What you’ll be doing:
- Following a user centered design process
- Working with our global workforce of sports analysts to understand their needs, how they use our application, etc.
- Generating ideas for features, interactions, etc
- Creating wireframes and defining requirements
- Working with designers and developers to implements features
- Working with our user researcher to plan and execute on user research and usability testing

Job qualifications

What you should bring to the table:
- Ample experience defining requirements and successfully working with designers and developers
- ​A passion for designing efficient interfaces​, for making the complicated simple
- A portfolio of wireframes, designs etc.
- Be based in NYC / tri-state area
To apply: Email expressing your interest in the position.
You must include a link to your portfolio.

Researcher (Kforce) (NJ)

Researcher, Kforce – NJ

Kforce has a large global client that is currently seeking a Researcher in Jersey City, NJ. This is temporary position.Overview:
  • Researcher has functional experience in resources and methods including but not limited to the following tools: Lexis/Nexis, Factiva, Westlaw, Pacer, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings and enforcement and US public records and Restricted Party Screening (RPS)
  • Apply research methodologies and professional judgment to identify, define, analyze and summarize adverse findings for client service partners and staff
  • Locates potentially adverse information from a variety of resources in the public domain (including but not limited to news, legal, SEC, other regulatory and government restricted lists) and synthesizes the findings into a clear summary
  • MLS (Masters in Library Science) or corporate library experience are a plus
  • Need to have knowledge and worked with Factiva, Lexis Nexis, – understanding of SEC Filling
To apply: 

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Systems Librarian, Ctr for Jewish History (NY)

The Center for Jewish History is seeking a Systems Librarian.

Department: Library Systems
Title: Systems Librarian
Reports to: Senior Manager to Library Services
Job description:
Primary responsibilities will include the management of the Center's ILS (powered by Ex Libris's Aleph).  This includes coordinating clean-up projects, management of authorities database, creating and maintaining customized reports, training staff, creating and maintaining documentation, and troubleshooting.  Additional tasks may include management of the Center's meta-search (Ex Libris's Metalib) and link resolver (Ex Libris's SFX).  Special projects may include upgrade of Metalib to Metalib+, integration of SFX into Aleph and Primo user interfaces, and the development of weeding and collection development reports.  The Systems Librarian also supports other library software and web applications including the CJH Staff Wiki, Google Accounts (including Google Analytics), MARCEdit, Primo, DigiTool, and EMu.  He or she will work together with the DIT on EMu staff permissions issues and creation of Library/Archives OPAC username creation.
The Systems Librarian also serves as a liaison between the IT department and the GLAM professional and paraprofessional staff.  The Systems Librarian should provide creative technological and automation-based solutions to on-going problems for staff and patrons. 
The qualified candidate should have interest in project management, good oral and written communication skills, and always keep the end-user in mind.

  • Masters in Library and Information Science or equivalent experience.
  • At least two years experience working with Integrated Library Systems (preferably Aleph)   and other library systems software.   
  • Strong background in cataloging and strong knowledge of cataloging standards (like AACR2, DACS, RDA, and MARC), cataloging authorities, and cataloging programs (like    Cataloger’s Desktop, MARC Edit, and OCLC Connexion).
  • Familiarity with HTML and XML.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • General interest in library technology and the future of cataloging, particularly concerning library, archive, and museum (LAM) environments.
Preferred Experience:

  • Strong experience with ExLibris library systems products, like Aleph, DigiTool, Metalib, Primo, and SFX.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Excel and Access.
  • Competency in UNIX, SQL, and Perl a plus.
  • Project management experience.
  • Experience working in a multilingual environment, and bibliographic knowledge in at least one of the following languages (in addition to English): Hebrew, Yiddish, German, or Russian.
Application procedure:
Review of applications will begin immediately. Please submit a cover letter and resume to Rebecca Clark, Senior Manager of Library Services, at No phone calls please.

F/T - Director, E. Asian Library, Princeton U (NJ)

Director, East Asian Library, Princeton Univ – NJ


- ALA-accredited Master’s in library science OR equivalent combination of education & professional library experience
- Minimum 3 years professional library work in an academic or research library
- Advanced degree in a humanities or social science field; OR at least 4 years relevant library experience in East Asian Studies
- Proficiency in at least one East Asian language; excellent oral & written communication skills
- A record of successful leadership, management and strategic planning
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully and collegially with a diverse group of colleagues and scholars

To apply:


F/T - Architecture Librarian, Princeton U (NJ)

Architecture Librarian, Princeton Univ – NJ

Princeton University Library invites nominations and applications for the position of Architecture Librarian. The successful candidate will be responsible for directing the Architecture Library located in the School of Architecture, and supervising its three collections assistants and a dozen student workers.

Essential Qualifications:
An ALA-accredited masters of Library Science or equivalent combination of education and professional library experience; ability to provide leadership and direction in a rapidly changing research library, as demonstrated by supervisory, planning, and problem-solving experience; in-depth knowledge of architecture literature and reference sources; demonstrated understanding of current developments in information and architecture librarianship; demonstrated ability to work cooperatively with others and to foster teamwork; effective oral and written communication skills; knowledge of at least one modern European language, preferably German, French, or Italian.

Preferred Qualifications:
Graduate degree in architecture, architectural history or a related field; experience with an art or architectural studio program; background in the humanities.
- Experience in managing a branch library or library departmental operations
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Experience supervising library support staff
- Experience with developing print and digital collections and managing an acquisitions budget
- Demonstrated success reaching out to and working collaboratively with all levels of users and staff, across all functions of the library system

To apply:


Content Researcher, Shutterstock (NY)

Content Researcher, Enterprise Sales, Shutterstock – NY

Headquartered in New York, Shutterstock is an innovative e-commerce company and a leading provider of royalty-free stock photos, illustrations, video footage and music. Shutterstock licenses more images worldwide than any other brand.

 As a Content Researcher, you will be responsible for high quality photography, illustration and video footage research from across Shutterstock’s different websites.


• Reactively and according to client briefs, create lightboxes, clipboxes and sets from our collections of visual content for use by creative departments within companies, advertising agencies and media organizations worldwide

• Proactively curate collections under the direction of the Content Research Team Lead that anticipate client needs for both commercial and editorial content according to industry trends and editorial events & holidays

• Meet or exceed established SLA in regard to accurate timely completion of research requests on a daily basis

• Partner with Account Management Team to provide stellar customer service to Enterprise clients

• Record detailed descriptions of content gaps and collection needs and communicate these needs to Content Research Team Lead
Experience & Qualifications:

• A positive “can do” attitude with a clear aptitude for visual and verbal problem solving

• Strong verbal and written communication skills in English

• Affinity for the English language and its many nuanced and different ways of describing concepts and ideas

• Highly organized and resourceful with meticulous attention to detail

• Conscientious and able to work under deadline pressure in a calm and collected manner both individually and as part of a larger team

• Ability to manage time effectively, prioritize duties, and track research requests

• Both a curiosity and affinity for imagery and digital media in all of its constantly evolving forms

• Related work experience or education within the field of communication arts, graphic design, art history or library science

• Experience in the stock photography & video industry or a closely related field a definite plus

To apply:


Friday, February 13, 2015

F/T - Customer Account Specialist, Copyright Clearance Ctr (CT)

Copyright Clearance Center (formerly Infotrieve) is seeking a Customer Account Specialist.
Position Title: Customer Account Specialist
Location:  Wilton, CT and Danvers, MA (two positions)
Position Type:  Full-time
How to Apply:; (please put position title in the subject line)
Position Overview
We are seeking a Customer Account Specialist with a wide-ranging knowledge of Internet technology and PCs, and a strong desire to provide outstanding client support to our top-notch blue chip client base.  You will utilize your strong communication and superior problem solving skills to quickly and accurately respond to a wide variety of client inquiries, from librarians to information professionals. You will use and support a wide range of technology applications used in managing content, document delivery and copyright.
This is a great opportunity for a self motivated recent college graduate or early career professional with an aptitude for technology and a strong desire to work with both leading edge software and some of the most highly respected companies from a variety of industries.  This position reports to our Customer Service Supervisor. 
·         Ensure quality handling and resolution of calls and emails while meeting established business and productivity objectives
·         Provide general advice and guidance to customers
·         Research, troubleshoot,  diagnose, and resolve reported issues or escalate to the Development team as necessary
·         Maintain on-going technical expertise of in a number of applications including Mobile Library   and act as a technical resource globally to the Operations, Customer Service, and Implementation teams
·         Confirm customer understanding of the solution and provide additional customer education and training as needed
·         Provide solutions to better serve the customer and/or improve productivity
·         Recognize, document, and inform the manager regarding trends in customer calls and emails
·         Bachelors degree with strong academic performance required
·         High-level of computer literacy, including proficiency in web-based software applications
·         Extraordinary attention to detail and follow through along with the ability to work under tight pressure and multitask on a regular basis
·         Strong aptitude for problem solving and exploring and learning new technology - - solutions oriented
·         Ability to consistently  address complex client needs while demonstrating innovation and sound judgment in decision making
·         Self-directed and motivated with ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment
·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills; impressive telephone etiquette and the ability to elicit callers’ needs with speed and confidence, while also exhibiting composure and politeness. 
·         Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel
Copyright Clearance Center (CCC) offers rights licensing technology solutions that remove the complexity from copyright. A global rights broker for the world's most sought after materials – such as in- and out-of-print books, journals, newspapers, magazines, movies, television shows, images, blogs and ebooks – CCC makes it easy for businesses and academic institutions to use copyright-protected materials while compensating publishers and content creators for their works.