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Friday, March 16, 2018

P/T - Collections Metadata Asst, Morgan Lib (NY)

Collections Metadata Assistant, Morgan Library

The Morgan Library & Museum seeks a temporary, part-time Collections Metadata Assistant to perform data entry in the Morgan’s collections catalog, CORSAIR, OCLC's WorldCat database, and various local databases. The Assistant will also perform routine database maintenance tasks in all systems. This temporary part-time position is offered for 21 hours per week until March 31, 2019. The position reports to the Manager of Collections Information and Library Systems.
The Morgan Library & Museum is committed to diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
  • Master's in Library and Information Science or related field, or substantial course work towards the degree
  • Prior experience working in a research library, especially cataloging in special collections, preferred
  • Knowledge of the MARC format, RDA, AACR2, LCNAF and LCSAF preferred
  • Experience with Voyager and the OCLC Connexion client preferred
  • Experience with MS Access and Excel preferred
  • Familiarity with data transformation tools, such as MarcEdit or OpenRefine preferred
  • Excellent typing and proofreading skills
  • Ability to manage and complete multiple assignments
  • Ability to work for extended periods at a computer workstation
  • Ability to lift moderately heavy boxes and books
  • Ability to push a fully loaded book truck

To apply: 
Interested applicants should e-mail a cover letter and resume to:
Please note that due to the high volume of applicants, we are only able to contact those candidates whose skills and background best fit our needs.
The Morgan is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed (religion), color, sex (including gender expression), national origin, sexual orientation, military status, age, disability, marital status or domestic violence victim status.

Ref Librarian, NY Historical Soc (NY)

Reference Librarian, Manuscript Department
The Patricia D. Klingenstein Library

JOB TITLE: Manuscript Reference Librarian
REPORTS TO: Curator and Head of the Manuscript Department

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.

The collections of the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library are particularly strong in local history of New York City and State; colonial history; the Revolutionary War; American military and naval history; religion and religious movements; the Anglo-American slave trade and slavery in the United States; the Civil War; records of benevolent and charitable organizations; American biography and genealogy; American art and art patronage; American architecture from the late 18th century to the present; and 19th and 20th century portraiture and documentary photographs of New York City. The collections include 20,000 linear feet of manuscripts, 500,000 photographs, 400,000 prints, 350,000 books and pamphlets, 150,000 architectural drawings, 20,000 broadsides, 15,000 printed maps, 10,000 newspapers, 10,000 dining menus, and vast collections of other ephemera.

Job Summary:
The New-York Historical Society Library seeks an experienced library professional to join its public service staff as Manuscript Reference Librarian. Reporting to the Curator and Head of the Manuscript Department, the successful candidate will be responsible for meeting the reference needs of its substantial and heavily consulted manuscript and archival holdings.

Salary: $50,000. Attractive benefits package.

  • provide reference assistance to a diverse group of researchers on-site, via phone and email  
  • retrieve and re-shelve library collections
  • ensure accurate tracking of collections through the Aeon special collections management system
  • monitor handling and use of collections according to library policy
  • manage requests for offsite collections
  • introduce a wide range of visiting groups to the Library’s collections and services
  • contribute to the library’s blog and reading room displays
  • attend library and institution-wide meetings
  • Other responsibilities and duties as assigned

  • M.L.S. from an A.L.A.-accredited program, or M.A. in History with Archival
Certificate; B.A. in the humanities preferred
  • knowledge of New York or American history preferred
  • minimum of two-to-three years professional experience in a library with special collection holdings
  • strong public service orientation
  • ability to thrive in a busy department with multiple responsibilities, projects, and deadlines
  • initiative, flexibility and the ability to work cooperatively in a team-based, user-centered environment
  • outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • familiarity with historical documents and the ability to read older forms of handwriting
  • knowledge of emerging library technologies, electronic reference sources, and traditional print resources
  • must be able to work Saturdays, September through May

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee with or without accommodation, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The position requires the ability to lift and carry for short distances storage boxes weighing up to 20 lbs.

To apply:
Send cover letter and resume to resumes@nyhistory.orgIn the subject line please reference the specific job title to ensure your resume is forwarded properly.

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

Monday, March 12, 2018

F/T - Data Librarian, Federal Reserve (NY)

Data Librarian/Market Data Sr. Associate - Research and Statistics Group-252825
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

The Data & Electronic Content Information Specialist is responsible for providing support in guiding acquisitions and electronic content from request through receipt. This role works with Bank staff to identify, acquire, and manage data and electronic content to meet time sensitive research needs. The Data & Electronic Content Specialist informs and contributes to the assessment and acquisitions process by serving as the first point of contact for data investigation, assisting with product evaluations, coordinating with data catalogers to capture key meta-data, and acting as a liaison to the offices involved in the acquisition process. This position works closely with staff throughout the licensing process including economists, vendors, technical, Legal , Procurement, and Bank and System wide data workgroups.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Serve as facilitator/coordinator of data product knowledge for the Bank
  • Support the development of data products and data catalogs available through the Bank and System
  • Share knowledge of existing data products in the market and understand the current state and trends in data services and analysis tools
  • Investigate product alternatives
  • Negotiate competitive pricing with vendors for requested data product
  • Communicate information about services and data sets so that customers are able to search, browse and discover metadata of available datasets that meet their needs
  • Coordinate and/or participate with data product demos and vendor training
  • Collaborate with peers System wide to promote efficiencies and information sharing
  • Build relationships with vendors for improved customer service and communications of existing and new data products, services, and tools
  • Experienced Market Data Manager and/or Master’s Degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited institution
  • 5-7 years of data management experience, ideally in an investment bank or academic environment.
  • Knowledge of major data providers and their products (for example: S&P, Thomson Reuters)
  • Strong familiarity with economics, banking, finance related information/data resources
  • Experience in negotiating contracts and pricing for data and electronic content
  • Knowledge of meta-data standards and best practices
  • Strong decision making skills using independent judgment, including the ability to approach problems creatively and implement new ideas
  • Ability to work well in a collaborative team-based environment and independently, as required
  • Ability to supervise the work of others including delegating work
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to prioritize multiple projects and track workflow efficiently. Strong multi-tasker.
  • Hands on experience with major commercial data products is a plus
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York is committed to a diverse workforce and to providing equal employment opportunity to all persons without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, genetic information, disability, or military service.

Link to apply:

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Librarian I, Mount Sinai Beth Israel (NY)

Librarian I

Seymour J. Phillips Health Sciences Library

Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Role Summary:
The Phillips Health Sciences Library at Mount Sinai Beth Israel (MSBI) is seeking dynamic candidates for its Librarian I position.  Reporting to the MSBI Library Manager, this position assists in the day to day management of library operations and facilities, answering reference inquiries, supporting the use of reference management tools and maintaining and enhancing the library’s web presence. The ideal candidate for this entry level role will be a customer-service oriented individual interested in a career in health science librarianship.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Fields reference inquiries submitted by email, phone, chat and in-person.
  • Staffs library service desk, maintains library equipment (printers, copiers, scanners), troubleshoots basic desktop computer issues and library equipment issues (i.e., printers, copiers, scanners).
  • Serves as library’s reference management expert, assisting users through training sessions and consultations.
  • Maintains and enhances library web presence including website (LibGuide) and Twitter feed.
  • Collects statistics related to library activities (i.e., gate count, service desk inquiries, reference inquiries); ensures statistics are consistently and accurately recorded.
  • Assists the Library Manager in delivering education sessions on topics including literature searching, library orientation and evidence-based practice to clinicians, nurses and staff.
  • Assists the Library Manager in providing search services related to the development of hospital level policies.
  • Assists in executing library outreach plan including promoting events and services to MSBI user community.
  • Serves as the primary contact for library facilities management issues (e.g. submission of work orders to engineering and housekeeping)
  • Works on special projects in support of library services.
  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program required.  Recent graduates and soon-to-be graduates (within one semester of attaining degree) are welcome to apply.
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Proficient written and spoken communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Flexibility to work and attend meetings at different locations Mount Sinai Health Libraries
  • Experience with EndNote, Zotero and other reference management tools
  • Experience using LibApps platform (LibGuides, LibAnswers, etc.)
  • Experience using biomedical and interdisciplinary resources such as PubMed/MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Web of Science
  • Experience providing library reference and instruction services in a medical and/or academic library setting
  • Familiarity with Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) practice model

To Apply
Please email cover letter and curriculum vitae to

About the Mount Sinai Health System
The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health care system providing exceptional medical care to our local and global communities. Encompassing the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and seven hospital campuses in the New York metropolitan area, as well as a large, regional ambulatory footprint, Mount Sinai is internationally acclaimed for its excellence in research, patient care, and education across a range of specialties. The Health System is designed to increase efficiencies and economies of scale; improve quality and outcomes; and expand access to advanced primary, specialty, and ambulatory care services throughout a wide clinical network. The Health System includes more than 7,000 primary and specialty care physicians and 12 minority-owned free-standing ambulatory surgery centers. Mount Sinai also features a robust and continually expanding network of multispecialty services, including more than 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. It has more than 40 clinical and academic relationships with other local health care organizations. Mount Sinai physicians can be found in more than 300 community locations throughout the New York metropolitan area. With an extraordinary array of resources for the provision of compassionate, state-of-the-art care, the Mount Sinai Health System is poised to identify and respond to the health-related needs of the diverse populations we serve.

Part-Time Librarian, Comsewogue Lib (NY)

The Comsewogue Public Library in Port Jefferson Station, NY is seeking a Part-Time Librarian or Librarian Trainee for its Adult Services Department.

Seeking a customer-service oriented individual to work 17 1/2 hours per week, including nights and weekends. Position will include reference and readers advisory, assisting patrons with library computers and personal devices, collection development, and library programming. Strong technology skills and Spanish language proficiency are highly valued. 

Candidates must have an MLIS degree or currently be enrolled in an ALA accredited library school with a minimum of 12 credits completed. Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted. 

Please send resume, by March 23rd, to: 

Loretta Holtz, Head of Adult Services 
Comsewogue Public Library 
170 Terryville Road 
Port Jefferson Station, NY 11776 
Phone: (631) 928-1212 Fax: (631) 928-6307 

The Comsewogue Public Library does not discriminate in employment or the provision of services.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Research Analyst, Sidley Austin (NY)

Sidley Austin LLP is seeking a Research Analyst. This position would be located in its NYC, DC, CHI, or LA office.

The Research Analyst will provide high-quality, in-depth legal and non-legal research using online and print resources. S/he will liaise with assigned practice area teams by providing key actionable insights that can be used to support better decisions through topic-specific research and analytic results.
  • Conduct high-level, customizable research and analytics in legal, business and other subjects.
  • Serve as practice, subject, and/or industry research specialist in areas aligned with the firm's practice and business; use this expertise to proactively support Practice Area Teams (PAT) as the assigned liaison.
  • Provide training on research strategies and resources as requested; develop, plan, coordinate and deliver presentations to assigned PAT and other groups, on recent developments, current awareness and research tools and other topics; contribute to the preparation of instructional and department marketing material.
  • Participate in collection development including new databases, websites and print material; prepare resource review report as assigned: coordinate user surveys, analyze usage, compare resource with other firm resources and competing products to make informed recommendations for renewal or cancellation.
  • Keep up to date on industry current trends and best practices.
  • Occasional evening and weekend coverage is required as part of team rotation.
  • Work on special projects or any other duties assigned to fully meet the requirements of this position.

Qualification Requirements: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Duties and Responsibilities (Duties) above satisfactorily and meet the requirements below. The requirements listed below are representative of the minimum knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need such an accommodation, please email (current employees should contact Human Resources).
  • MLS from an ALA accredited university or 3 years experience in a research environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • JD from an ABA accredited law school or other advanced degree.
  • Strong technical skills, including familiarity with SharePoint, MS Office, social media, graphic editors, and other related technology tools.
Other Skills and Abilities:
The following will also be required of the successful candidate:
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Good judgment
  • Good interpersonal communication skills
  • Well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills
  • The ability to work harmoniously and effectively with others
  • The ability to preserve confidentiality and exercise discretion
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • The ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines and priorities
Sidley Austin LLP is an equal opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.