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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Substitute Ref Librarian, CUNY-York Coll (NY)

Substitute Reference Librarian (Temp), CUNY-York College (NY)

York College Library of The City University of New York seeks a full-time Substitute library faculty member for Fall 2018 at the rank of either Assistant Professor or Instructor.  This is a temporary, full-time position beginning on October 1, 2018 through January 2019, with the possibility of renewal for Spring 2019.

The Substitute reference librarian’s responsibilities will include:
  • Participating in reference desk services
  • Participating in the Library’s Information Literacy instruction program
  • Serving as the subject liaison for assigned academic department(s), including Collection Development responsibilities
  • Assisting in preparing and maintaining subject guides (LibGuides)
  • Other duties as assigned
Required qualifications:
  • Master’s degree in Library Science from ALA accredited program or equivalent degree for appointment as a Substitute Instructor; appointment as a Substitute Assistant Professor requires an additional Master’s degree or doctorate
  • Four days a week working either 10am-6pm or 11am-7pm, and on Saturday 9am-5pm
Preferred qualifications include:
  • Academic library experience

Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV/resume, and the names/addresses/phone numbers of 3 professional references (either electronically or by hard copy) to:

Prof. Njoki Kinyatti, Chief Librarian
York College/CUNY
94-20 Guy R. Brewer Blvd
Jamaica, NY 11451

Librarian & Writer, (NY)

Librarian & Writer, (NY)

About You
Do you daydream about the architecture – in other words, information management systems – that guides rigorous work, like social science research? Are you drawn to technical writing and would like writing in an applied social science research setting? Do you thrive in collaborative teams? Do you have a positive outlook and like to laugh about quirky things? Are you excited about working with people from many backgrounds and with different opinions? What about working alongside a few office dogs? If the answer is YES, you might be a great Librarian & Writer at NewKnowledge!

About NewKnowledge
New Knowledge Organization Ltd. empowers change-makers with interdisciplinary social science research. As a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, we pursue this work to build a society where all people can live to their greatest potential in harmony with a thriving biosphere. Through independent research, evaluation, strategic planning, and systems design, we explore how people learn about and are motivated to solve society’s grand challenges. With over 30 researchers from a range of disciplines, we explore paths to individual and community wellness, how to support a healthy biosphere, and how media and cultural organizations contribute to a just society. Consistent with the principles of a strong democracy, we promote public dialogue and action through collaboration, transparency in our process, and open access to the results of our work.

Our website provides a comprehensive overview of our current work.


In addition to the About You questions (above), there are a few more things we need.

Candidates should:

• Have completed a MLIS degree or equivalent degree in a related field;
• Have experience managing or contributing to research databases;
• Have experience as a technical or academic writer (experience with social science research writing is preferred); and
• Have the ability to work in our New York City office.

Expected Responsibilities
The Librarian & Writer will split their time between serving as NewKnowledge’s internal librarian and information specialist, and a member of the organization’s writing team. As Librarian, this individual will oversee tracking of a wide range of publications, including record keeping, producing metadata, and dissemination. As a member of research teams, the individual will use different social science databases to retrieve scholarly articles in multidisciplinary fields, and provide general reference support to research staff including web searches, compiling of bibliographies, research assistance, and record compliance management. The librarian will also contribute to and improve data management practices.

As Writer, this individual will be a member of several project teams, collaborating with researchers, project managers, and the communications lead to produce research-focused publications. In particular, the Librarian & Writer will bring their expertise in the library and information field to our library research projects with ALA, the Gates Foundation, and more.

Location: 40 Exchange Pl. Suite 1403 New York, NY 10005

To apply: Submit the following to Laura Tietjen,

• Résumé
• Cover letter
• One writing sample

Japanese Project Cataloger, Columbia U (NY)

Japanese Project Cataloger (Temp), Columbia University

Position Title:
Japanese Project Cataloger (Temporary Appointment)  
5530- LAW Law Library  
Department Number:
Summary Description:
Reporting to the Head of the Cataloging Unit, the Japanese Project Cataloger will perform original and complex copy-cataloging of books, serials, manuscripts, and other library materials in the Japanese language. All original cataloging is performed in accordance with national standards. Knowledge of OCLC Connexion Client, Library of Congress policies and Library of Congress online resources are required. The incumbent is also responsible for contributing and maintaining authority records for Columbia Law Library's integrated library system and NACO. The incumbent will also perform other related duties as assigned.

This is a temporary grant-funded appointment intended to last two years from the date of hire.

Major Responsibilities:
1. Perform original and copy cataloging of Japanese language materials using OCLC and local system, insuring accurate access points through authority work and assignment of local and LCC call number schemes.
2. Stays informed and applies the most updated cataloging instructions according to RDA, LC-PCC PS, LCSH.
3. Participate in special projects and undertake miscellaneous assignments as required.

The Arthur W. Diamond Law Library offers its researchers one of the finest collections of legal materials in the country in both digital and print formats. In addition to a near comprehensive United States Law collection, there are strong collections in International, Foreign, and Comparative Law and a special section devoted to Japanese Law. The Law Library has significant collections from at least thirty different countries and a useful core of materials from many other jurisdictions. The library has a staff of 42 and offers an array of services to the students and faculty of Columbia Law School. As one of the world's leading research universities, Columbia University in the City of New York provides outstanding opportunities to work and grow in a dynamic, multicultural, intellectual community. The Columbia University Libraries comprises a diverse and engaged staff committed to furthering the University's teaching and research mission through innovation, collaboration, and a commitment to excellence. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position.

We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and excellent benefits.  
Minimum Degree Required:
MLS or PhD or equivalent  
Minimum Qualifications:

All applicants MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered for the position.
- Original and copy-cataloging experience
- Expert knowledge of written Japanese, fluent English
- Excellent knowledge of MARC21, AACR2R, RDA and RDA Toolkit navigation, LCSH, Classification Web, Cataloger's Desktop and OCLC in Connexion Client
- Knowledge of cataloging/metadata standards and reference tools, including AACR2, RDA, LCRI, LC-PCC PS, LCSH, LC Classification Schedules, PCC & CONSER cataloging guidelines, and MARC formats, etc.
- Good computer skills, including ability to use word-processing keyboard between English and Japanese.
- Knowledge of bibliographic databases.
- Strong collegial and interpersonal skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills  
Preferred Qualifications:
- Original cataloging experience using bibliographic utility (e.g., OCLC Connexion) and local library systems.
- Familiarity with the Library of Congress Japanese Romanization rules.  
Additional Information:
Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled.  
Posting Date:
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Proposed Start Date:
EEO Statement
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.  
Date Review Begins
Required Applicant Documents for Upload:
Curriculum Vitae
Cover Letter
List of References  

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