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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Collections Mgt Lib, NYC Coll of Tech-CUNY (NY)

Collections Management Librarian, Instructor or Assistant Professor, NYC College of Technology, CUNY

The Ursula C. Schwerin Library, New York City College of Technology, CUNY, seeks a tenure-track library faculty member at the Instructor or Assistant Professor rank to serve as Collections Management Librarian. The successful candidate will coordinate collection development and acquisitions, including planning, budgeting, and assessment, for library materials in all formats, and oversee the collections activities of library subject specialists. The Collections Management Librarian will also offer reference service and be responsible for designated areas of collection development. All members of the library faculty must maintain a record of excellence in librarianship, scholarly achievement, and service. The Ursula C. Schwerin Library is committed to enhancing our multicultural and diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. 

The Collections Management Librarian will:

- Plan, coordinate, and evaluate procedures for the development of library materials collections (books, electronic resources, serials, films, etc.). Assess collections and inform decision-making based on data analysis and feedback from the college community. Oversee deaccessioning and all collections decisions.

- Oversee library materials acquisitions and monitor expenditures. Prepare and maintain library department budget requests for the college administration. Establish and maintain relationships with college business office personnel, publishers, and vendors.

- Chair the library’s Collection Development Committee. In consultation with committee members, develop budgets for all library materials, and develop and revise the library’s collection development policy. Coordinate and oversee the collection activities of library subject specialists, and align collection priorities with the City Tech curriculum.

- Supervise one full-time support staff and occasional part-time staff.

- Provide comprehensive reference consultation and instruction to members of the college community in person and online. Develop and maintain broad knowledge of resources in general reference areas as well as City Tech degree fields.

- Work as subject specialist in assigned areas to evaluate, select, and deselect library materials. Responsibilities include appropriate and timely expenditures, website content creation in areas of specialization, and communication and consultation with subject faculty regarding resources and services, including information literacy and instruction. 

- Perform other duties as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS 

- Master's in Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution
- A second master’s degree OR doctorate is required for appointment as Assistant Professor; if appointed as Instructor, the candidate will be expected to complete an additional graduate degree within 5 years
- Experience in technical services, collection development, acquisitions, or related field
- An interest in scholarship or creative achievement appropriate for a tenure-track position
- Excellent attention to detail and procurement deadlines
- Strong oral and written communication skills, and strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills 
- Excellent interpersonal and leadership qualities, a commitment to collaboration and mutual respect, and the ability to work efficiently and effectively on shared projects and committees in our multicultural library and college/university community

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

- Experience working in an academic or research library
- Experience with vendors and content providers, including subscription agents, publishers, and library consortia
- Background, experience, or degree in STEM fields, especially health sciences or engineering technologies
- Familiarity with current trends in scholarly communication, including open access publishing and open educational resources
- Familiarity with assessment practices in libraries and higher education
- Familiarity with information and instructional technologies
- Familiarity with Aleph and OCLC

New York City College of Technology (City Tech), City University of New York, is the largest public baccalaureate college of technology in the Northeast. The college awards both associate and baccalaureate degrees that allow graduates to pursue careers in the architectural and engineering technologies, the computer, entertainment, and health professions, human services, advertising and publishing, hospitality, business, and law-related professions, as well as programs in career and technical teacher education.

City Tech’s Ursula C. Schwerin Library is integral to the educational mission of the college, and fosters connections with and supports students, faculty, and staff in their academic pursuits. Library faculty and staff are committed to student success as we implement and acquire those services and resources that will have the greatest positive impact on the diverse City Tech community. As members of an academic department in the college, library faculty at City Tech and CUNY are represented by the Professional Staff Congress union (http://psc-cuny.org). 

Candidates should provide a cover letter, CV, statement of scholarly interests, and contact information for three references as one document.

You can view and apply for this job at:  
https://home.cunyfirst.cuny.edu/psp/cnyepprd/GUEST/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_CE.GBL?Page=HRS_CE_JOB_DTL&Action=A&JobOpeningId=17072&SiteId=1&PostingSeq=1


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Instructional Design Librarian, Touro College (NY)

Touro College is seeking an Instructional Design Librarian for its Midtown Library.


JOB SUMMARY:
In collaboration with the Library Information Literacy Director, the Instructional Design Librarian will interact with students and faculty, and participate in creating an active instructional program. The librarian will teach both on ground and online classes at both undergraduate and graduate levels.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Teaches information literacy and research skills classes in face-to-face and online learning environments, including a semester course
  • Develops lesson plans, tutorials and videos
  • Manages the library’s Social Media platforms
  • Assists in incorporating information literacy into the curriculum
  • Assists in assessing students’ information literacy skills
  • Occasional evening hours
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor
REQUIREMENTS:

Education, Preparation, and Training
  • Degree Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • At least __2_______years of instruction experience in an academic library 

Skills
  • Experience working with a diverse student and faculty population
  • Understanding the emerging technologies and their applications in an academic library environment
  • Demonstrated knowledge of learning theory and information literacy trends
  • Effective communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Comfortable in writing and editing for grammar and punctuation 
  • Familiarity with learning management systems, such as Blackboard
  • Familiarity with web conferencing software, such as Adobe Connect or Zoom
  • Skilled in creating and maintaining content management systems, such as  LibGuides
  • Creativity, flexibility and the ability to work in a team based environment is important
  • Experience in instructional design, web and multimedia technologies, including production tools like Camtasia is preferred

 Physical Demands
  • Extensive Use of Computers
  • Extensive time sitting and standing
  • Able to lift up to 5 lbs
Computer Skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook

Travel
  • Travel to Touro sites may be required

If interested, please send cover letter and resume to Sara Tabaei at sara.tabaei@touro.edu.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Project Archivist-Henry R Luce Papers, NY Hist'l Soc (NY)

Job title: Project Archivist, Henry R. Luce Papers (9 months, full-time, grant-funded position) 

Division: Library 

Reports to: Head of Archival Processing 

Preferred start date: August 2017 


The New-York Historical Society, a preeminent educational and research institution, is home to both New York City’s oldest museum and to one of the nation’s most distinguished independent research libraries. N-YHS is dedicated to presenting exhibitions and public programs, and fostering research that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. Founded in 1804, its holdings cover four centuries of American history, and include one of the world’s greatest collections of books, manuscripts, graphic materials, historical artifacts, and American art documenting the history of the United States as seen through the prism of New York. Among its most important recent acquisitions are the vast archive of Time Inc. and the related personal papers of Time’s co-founder, Henry R. Luce (1898-1967). 

Job Summary: 
The New-York Historical Society Library is seeking an experienced Project Archivist to work on a 9 month project to process the Henry R. Luce papers in order to make them accessible to researchers and the general public. The Luce papers include about 100 linear feet of correspondence, speeches and other public remarks, itineraries, photographs, financial records, and other documents concerning this major 20th century publisher and influential voice on American politics and foreign policy. In addition to the Luce papers, the project will also include processing some other collections related to Luce and Time, Inc. 

Education: 
 ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent degree, with concentration in archival studies 

Skills and Experience: 
 A minimum of two years’ experience as a professional archivist arranging and describing archival materials 
 Knowledge of mid-20th century American history, its principal figures and relation to global events 
 Demonstrated ability to perceive important subject matter within a large collection and describe it effectively within set time constraints 
 Knowledge of and experience with archival standards and best practices, such as DACS and Library of Congress headings 
 Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills 
 Experience working with Archivists’ Toolkit or ArchivesSpace
 Ability to work independently within a collaborative workplace team structure

Essential Job Duties:
 Describe the collection in a sufficiently thorough manner to identify for potential
users the many strengths of the material, particularly in terms of correspondents and
subject matter.
 Document the collection in a collection management system, Archivists’ Toolkit or
ArchivesSpace.
 Physically process the collection including refoldering and rehousing portions of it.
 Generate a DACS-compliant, on-line finding aid for the collection.
 Establish name and subject access terms with controlled vocabularies.
 Write occasional blogs about documents found in the collection.
 Maintain a pace of work that accomplishes the project’s processing and descriptive
goals within the set timeframe.

Physical Demands:
The position requires the ability to lift and carry for short distances storage boxes weighing
up to 40 lbs.

Compensation:
$37,500 for the 9 month project. Attractive benefits package.

To apply:
Send cover letter, resume, the names and contact information of three references, and a
finding aid writing sample (or a link to an on-line sample) to resumes@nyhistory.org. In the
subject line please reference the job title.

The New-York Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.





Friday, July 14, 2017

R&I Operations Specialist I, Orrick (Various, Incl. NYC)

(Orrick has an NYC office and will consider it as a location for this position.)


R&I Operations Specialist I (Electronic Services)
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
Location: Various Job# 199398

Orrick currently has an opening for an R&I Operations Specialist I (Electronic Services). This position will be located preferably in the Global Operations Center in Wheeling, WV. We will consider other Orrick U.S. Office locations.

Orrick is again one of the Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, the annual list that recognizes companies with extraordinary workplace cultures. Selected among hundreds of companies that Fortune considered this year, Orrick is one of only five law firms to make the 2017 list.

Responsibilities:

The R&I Operations Specialist is primarily responsible for facilitating and improving access to and control over the firm’s electronic information resources. You will enhance attorney and staff ability to utilize practice-specific resources using numerous methods, including training and the development and promotion of electronic finding aids like intranet portal pages and the library catalog. You will also assist in the management and oversight of information resources by identifying and implementing process efficiencies, supporting specialized databases, and generating a variety of customized reports.

• Provides access to awareness of practice-specific resources, using the library catalog and other discovery tools as appropriate.

• You will coordinate all activities having to do with the library’s automated system, including maintaining and supporting catalog integrity, user interface, and improving software functionality.

• You will gather, maintain, and report metrics (including usage) from integrated library system and research tracking software.

• You will craft, edit, and update standardized cataloging records for electronic and Internet resources.

• You will work with global R&I team to continuously update and enhance the department’s internal web portal and firm intranet site.

• Troubleshoots online access and technical issues; assists with administration of firm-wide contracts, password administration, cost recovery and analysis of database usage.

• Maintains effective relations with the providers of the firm's electronic resources.

• You will assist with preparing training for R&I staff on online subscription resources and the library automated system, including creating customized training guides and setting up trials of new online resources.

• You will help with accurate and updated documentation of electronic services processes.

Qualifications:

• M.L.S., M.L.I.S. or equivalent from ALA-accredited school preferred or a demonstrated equivalent combination of education and experience.

• 1-3 years of experience, preferably in a law firm library; experience in electronic services or technical services desired.

• Knowledge of legal research resources and online databases.

• Demonstrated expertise with integrated library systems.

• Knowledge of Library technical services operations, such as LC cataloging practices, serials and continuations, preferably in the legal field. 

• Experience cataloging legal materials, using OCLC, knowledge of AACR2, MARC format and LC classification.

• Competency with Windows based software (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) required. Skills in web design including HTML coding, SharePoint, and a programming/scripting language preferred.

• Excellent project management and organizational skills.

• Strong analytical and problem solving abilities.

• Demonstrated ability to train preferred.

• High quality oral and written communications skills.

• Strong customer service principles and practices.

• Motivated, can-do individual.

Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality legal advice and for our culture of innovation and collaboration.

Our formula for success is simple—we provide the highest quality service to our clients and we hire the brightest and most talented individuals at every level. As an employer of choice we will provide our employees with challenging work, training opportunities, team oriented culture, and the opportunity to work with the best talent in the legal profession

Our Global Operations Center in Wheeling, West Virginia, is home to more than 300 members of our team. Established more than a decade ago, it was the first centralized administrative operation in a major law firm.

Orrick offers a friendly work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.

Please visit www.orrick.com for more information about the firm.

To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please visit our Paralegal and Professional Staff listing at www.orrick.com/careers/. Please include your salary expectations in your cover letter. Submissions without salary expectations may not be considered.

No phone calls please.

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.

Consistent with the SF Fair Chance Ordinance, an arrest and conviction record will not automatically disqualify a qualified applicant from consideration.


Qualified applicants with criminal histories will be considered for the position in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.






Thursday, July 13, 2017

Information Research Consultant (Chase Cost Mgt) (NY)

Chase Cost Management (CCM), an LAC Group company is looking for an Information Research Consultant for a cost management services firm in New York. The Information Research Consultant will be working with a team in assisting in the review and optimization of spend on electronic and print information legal resources. This individual will be responsible for identifying and implementing effective, customized strategies that will provide optimization and control costs of these resources to clients. 
 
RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Conceptualize all aspects of client project plan and take responsibility for development of client and vendor strategy with the goals of maximizing efficiency and cost savings.
  • Leverage past experiences and internal company knowledge to determine opportunities.
  • Negotiate with vendors on behalf of clients.
  • Develop concise and complex analyses, and prepare high quality deliverables.
  • Build quantitative models and interpret results.
  • Create written report and monthly audits.
  • Oversee client relationship and the progress of the program to ensure service and quality requirements are met.
  • Support sales processes and provide internal initiative support.
QUALIFICATIONS 
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school is required. Masters in Library Science and/or JD is a plus.
  • 3+ years of experience in managing legal information resources, procurement/purchasing, and/or statistical/data analysis in a legal or consulting environment is preferred.
  • Ability to take responsibility for the successful strategy, development and execution of assigned programs to maximize efficiency and cost savings for clients.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to identify and discuss objectives, issues and results.
  • Ability to meet tight project deadlines.
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel, MS Word and MS Outlook required. Proficiency in Salesforce operation and reporting strongly preferred.
To Apply:




Monday, July 10, 2017

E-Resources & Cataloging Lib, Icahn School of Med-Mt Sinai (NY)

E-Resources and Cataloging Librarian
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

The E-resources and Cataloging Librarian will participate in the ongoing coordination and management of the library’s e-resources, catalog, and discovery system. Under direction of the Assistant Director, this individual will follow emerging technology trends and current best practices in order to anticipate academic users’ needs and preferences in a highly digital and mobile environment. The E-Resources and Cataloging Librarian will also participate in the selection, acquisition, and evaluation of electronic library resources.

Primary Duties
  • Manages and maintains timely access to all digital library resources including subscription databases, e-books, e-journals, full-text article links, and other e-resources.
  • Performs cataloging activities and projects related to both print and e-resources.
  • Serves as administrator of the integrated library system, OCLC’s World Share.
  • Coordinates trial, acquisition and renewal activities with publishers/vendors and staff.
  • Applies knowledge of best practices for discoverability of library resources to improve tools and workflows.
  • Communicates successfully with vendors and publishers to ensure continuous access to licensed resources and resolve access interruptions.
  • Assists with the selection of new resources and ongoing review of current electronic resources.
  • Assists with troubleshooting of the Library’s licensed e-resources, including e-books, e-journals, and databases.
  • Delivers high-level customer service, including answering questions, recommending resources, providing instruction and/or educational sessions to users. Continually seeks new ways to improve efficiency and customer service.
  • Special projects in support of library services on an as-needed basis.
Education
  • Master's degree earned from an American Library Association (ALA)-accredited Library/Information Science program.
Required Skills and Experience
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems, link resolvers, discovery systems, and other related resource management services.
  • Knowledge of NLM cataloging and classification standards.
  • Skills in developing, implementing, and monitoring policies, procedures, and workflows.
  • Skills in utilizing computer technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting.
  • Demonstrated commitment to service for students, staff and faculty and willingness to actively collaborate with colleagues in the Library and across the campus community.
  • Demonstrated strong customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to quickly learn new skills.
  • Ability to work well in collaborative, team-based environment.
Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Experience with OCLC World Share and Connexion.
  • Experience with MARC bibliographic and authorities formats and OCLC cataloging standards.
  • Familiarity with SpringShare’s LipApps Product Suite.
  • Knowledge of best practices for managing access to electronic resources.
About the Library

The Levy Library supports the education, research, and clinical information needs of the Mount Sinai Health System, including the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The Library provides an inviting environment designed to facilitate research, study, and collaboration. It offers an extensive collection of biomedical databases, e-journals, e-books, and print resources; and serves as a resource on information retrieval, information management and scholarly communication issues.

The Library is a unit of Mount Sinai's Academic Informatics and Technology division. Academic Informatics and Technology also encompasses The Mount Sinai Archives and Records Management department; the Instructional Technology and Learning Systems team and the Academic Support and Learning Environments group.

To Apply
Please submit your resume and cover letter to Laura Schimming, Assistant Director, via email to laura.schimming@mssm.edu
  

Sunday, July 9, 2017

P/T - Children’s Librarian Trainee Position Available, Seaford Public Library (Nassau County)





So you want to be a P/T Children’s Librarian? Do you love working with kids? Is storytime your “thing”?

The Seaford Public Library is currently seeking an energetic librarian dedicated to public service to work in our Children’s Department. Candidates will be required to work 17 ½ hours per week. Schedule will include 3-4 nights and every other Saturday.

Duties:

·         Assist children in use of the library and its resources.
·         Assist parents and other adults in selecting appropriate children’s materials.
·         Plan and conduct story hours, book discussions, class visits, other programs, and outreach activities for children birth through Grade 5.
·         Provide excellent customer service to patrons.
·         Other projects as assigned.

Qualifications:
·         Must be enrolled in an accredited graduate program.
·         Must be a Nassau County resident.
·         Knowledge of children’s literature.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Competencies
• Is skilled at presenting programs to children.
• Excels at providing customer service.
• Is energetic, motivated, detail-oriented, and flexible.
• Has great technology skills.
• Has excellent written and communication skills.

Hourly Wage:
·         Starting salary $18.00/hour

This is a non-competitive Civil Service Position.

Interested candidates should email a copy of their resume ASAP to:
Jacqueline Lopez, Head of Children’s Services
Seaford Public Library
Email: child2234@yahoo.com