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Thursday, August 23, 2018

P/T - Processing Archivist, Jewish Theol'l Seminary (NY)

Processing Archivist

The Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) is currently searching for a part-time (17 hours per week) processing archivist for one year at The JTS Library. The processing archivist will be responsible for processing a large collection creating an EAD finding aid in Archivist Toolkit and maintenance of new collections.  The position commences immediately.  It is under the supervision of the Director of Library Services.

About The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary:
The Library of The Jewish Theological Seminary holds the foremost collection of Judaica and Hebraica in the Western Hemisphere, including manuscripts, rare printed books, periodicals, ephemeral materials, musical scores, sound recordings, moving images, graphic arts, and archives. It provides access to subscription databases and to its digital collections. The JTS Library serves the students and faculty of the institution in addition to the international community of scholars in Jewish studies and related areas. Please visit our web site at<>.


  *  Physical reorganization, rehousing and sorting of archival collection.
  *  Creation of finding aid in EAD format utilizing Archivist Toolkit
  *  Accession newly arrived collections
  *  Supervision of archival assistant

Minimum Requirements:

  *  MS in Library and Information Services with a concentration in archives or Archival Records Management.

  *  One-year experience in working with Archivist Toolkit, EAD and DACS standards.
  *  Ability to summarize and write a clear finding aid narrative.
  *  Familiarity with modern Jewish History is preferred
  *  Excellent organizational skills, flexibility, interpersonal skills and demonstrated commitment to excellent service.
  *  Demonstrated ability to perform detailed tasks and adhere to deadlines

Application Instructions:

Please send your resume and cover letter to>.

Part-Time Librarian, Comsewogue Library (NY)

Part-Time Librarian or Librarian Trainee Position Available in the 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 August 27th, 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.


Interim Director Library Technology (Pro Libra)


Urban community college located in Hudson County is seeking an interim director of technology asap for approximately 6 months with the possibility of direct hire.

The interim will report to and work with the Dean of Libraries to implement and maintain a wide variety of emerging student-centered technologies for the college’s libraries. Promote technology use among staff and students; provide assistance and training to bolster student success. Coordinate technology related initiatives within the College libraries and facilitate training for staff members. This position also supervises and assigns work to the library’s Technology Associates.

Other responsibilities include staying current with technology trends relevant to delivery of library services and providing expert advice on future technologies to enhance library services. Develop new modalities using technology to enhance bibliographic instruction and information literacy. Work with team of librarians to coordinate effective use of existing and new library information systems as well as troubleshoot and provide support where needed. Learn new applications and deepen knowledge through professional development. Create a variety of workshops for staff and students on technology and related topics, and serve as departmental liaison to an academic division.

This position also manages access to electronic resources, including website development and maintenance, and serves as administrator for our clients library systems including LibGuides, Serials Solutions, EZproxy, and WordPress, as well as co administrator of the college’s Koha Integrated Library System. 

A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university is required, as is experience managing support staff, along with experience with database creation, web design, website maintenance, knowledge of educational applications for mobile devices, experience with PC and Mac platforms and software, and experience managing library electronic resources. Prior experience with Ellucian (formerly Datatel) and Business Objects or other higher education software preferred.

Send resume and references to:
Angela Dzikowski Pro Libra Associates, Inc.
Fax: 908-918-0277  
Phone: 800-262-0070


Thursday, August 16, 2018

F/T - Librarian II, NYPL (NY)

F/T - Librarian II, NYPL (NY) 


The Humanities and Social Sciences Research Division serves the core research function of the New York Public Library as the central hub for researchers entering into our extraordinarily deep and broad holdings. Our expert staff partners with researchers to illuminate the path to millions of collection items, ensuring their seamless and timely access in our magnificent reading rooms, and through this dynamic interaction, positioning these raw materials for integration and transformation into new works.

Reporting to the Managing Research Librarian of the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Division, the Librarian II in General Humanities provides excellent public service at the service desks of the Bill Blass Public Catalog Room, Rose Main Reading Room, the Microforms Room, and the DeWitt Wallace Periodicals Room. The position plays an important role in reference services.  This staff member also plays a role in assisting visitors to the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Provides specialized subject reference services, both onsite and offsite, using print and electronic resources at service points throughout in multiple locations
  • Provides in-depth research assistance to users via one-on-one consultations
  • Develops and teaches classes for the public
  • Updates and creates content for Web pages, user guides, and training materials
  • Participates in activities related to the fulfillment of NYPL’s Strategy, including social media activities and outreach
  • Offers tours and orientations to groups from a variety of academic institutions, particularly local post-secondary institutions
  • Maintains a personal program of continuous education and professional development
  • Performs related duties as required

NYPL Core Values


Minimum Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies
  • Undergraduate degree in Humanities or Social Sciences preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of a humanities or social sciences discipline through academic background or equivalent training or expertise
  • Successfully demonstrated public service experience and the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal effectively and tactfully with patrons and staff
  • Demonstrated experience using online catalogs, electronic databases, and Internet sources in reference work
  • Successfully demonstrated communication skills, including the ability to articulate and express ideas clearly in presentations and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Demonstrated computer and word processing skills, including MS Word and Excel

Work Environment

  • Research Library

Starting Salary

USD $51,224.00/Yr.

Union / Non Union

Local 1930

To Read Full Posting and Apply:

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Metadata and Resource Mgmt Lib, Marist College (NY)

Marist College, in Poughkeepsie, NY, is seeking a Metadata and Resource Management Librarian.

Brief Summary: Marist College’s James A. Cannavino Library seeks a knowledgeable, enthusiastic, and collaborative Metadata and Resource Management Librarian. This position is responsible for:
* original and copy cataloging and classification in Alma
* overseeing all copy cataloging activity
* setting local cataloging procedures and policies
* managing the library’s Alma ERM
* maintaining both the Tipasa and ConnectNY interlibrary loan management systems
* collaborating with Information Technology to facilitate data transfer with third party systems vendors

Duties and Responsibilities: Perform original and copy cataloging and authority work in accordance with local and national standards. Manage the Electronic Resource Management System (ERMS). Supervise Cataloging Department staff. Set local cataloging procedure and policy and manage all aspects of the ILS (Integrated Library System) and the Interlibrary Loan System.Manages all function integral to the operation of the Cataloging Department:

* Implementing cataloging policies and procedures in accordance with current
* professional standards.
* Developing priorities for departmental workflow and maintaining the timely
* processing of materials.
* Ensuring the quality of all online bibliographic database entries.
* Participating in the continued development of the online display and storage
* of bibliographic information.
* Compiling relevant statistics and reporting to Library administration on
* departmental operations.

Manages the Electronic Resource Management System:
* Identifying and selecting correct metadata record in the Knowledgebase.
* Registering and activating local holding in metadata record.
* Activating holdings in discovery layers as appropriate.
* Adding contact information and attaching to metadata record.
* Adding and attaching vendor statistics metadata and activating SUSHI
* access.
Manages Interlibrary Loan System:
* Managing system identity and integration with other systems.
* Coordinating systems upgrades.
* Customizing and testing local modifications.
* Troubleshooting software issues.

Represents the Library as cataloging resource person:
* Attending meetings and informing staff of relevant information.
* Collaborating with an Information Technology staff member to generate and
* schedule patron and data feeds to external system partners.
* Adapting changes in system policies and procedures to departmental
* workflow.
* Planning for system upgrades and coordinating efforts to reinstate effective
* service following upgrades.

Supervises the Cataloging Department and staff:
* Participating in the selection of departmental staff.
* Training staff in departmental policies and procedures.
* Training staff in effective use of cataloging resource materials, AACR2,RDA, BIBFRAME and OCLC cataloging procedures.

Qualifications: Minimum Qualifications
* MLS from an ALA-accredited library program
* 3-5 years’ experience, preferably in higher education
* Original cataloging experience using OCLC, MARC, LCSH, and LC classification
* Working knowledge of RDA, BIBFRAME, and other non-MARC metadata standards
* Strong analytical, organizational, communication, and planning skills
* Knowledge of evolving standards and issues with bibliographic metadata and systems inter-relationships

Preferred Qualifications
* Experience with interlibrary loan activities
* Knowledge of Ex Libris Alma
* Knowledge of a discovery system
* Supervisory experience

To Read Full Posting and Apply:

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

(Re-posting) Digital Svcs Lib, Fordham U (NY)

The Rose Hill campus of Fordham University is seeking a Digital Services Librarian.
Digital Services Librarian
Walsh Library, Rose Hill
The Digital Services Librarian participates in the planning, development, implementation, maintenance, and technical support of the Library’s core digital initiatives with primary focus on the Library’s web presence, all associated web-based applications and back-end databases.
The Digital Services Librarian is responsible for overseeing the development of digital collections using the CONTENTdm software platform and the Institutional Research Repository utilizing the Digital Commons platform. The incumbent provides website customization and database development for the ILLIAD interlibrary loan system, the ARES electronic reserve room, the SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system, the CONTENTdm digital collections platform, and the Digital Commons research repository.
Specific responsibilities include:
· Collaboration with other library personnel to develop and maintain the Library’s electronic services
· Maintains the Library’s web presence (involves website design, scripting, database development, and web page technical support and troubleshooting)
· Works with stakeholders to determine the content and layout of the library website (page design, overall navigation, and usability)
· Designs and deploys web forms to support library services
· Develops Access and SQL databases as needed
· Configures and provides reporting from Google Analytics
· Provides training and support to library staff who contribute content to the library web presence
· Designs graphics, posters, and handouts as needed
· Collaborates with the University Office of Development and University Relations on the use of the JADU content management system for the primary library website
· ALA Accredited MLS degree
· Five years web and database development experience preferred
· Minimum of three years academic library experience preferred
· Demonstrable knowledge of web programming and database development
· Must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability work well with others and communicate professionally with colleagues and University community
Send Cover Letter and CV to:
Michael Considine
Director, Electronic Information Center
Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.
Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

E-Rscs and User Access Lib, Rider U (NJ)

E-Resources and User Access Librarian

Rider University’s Franklin F. Moore Library, in Lawrenceville, NJ, is seeking an innovative and visionary E-Resources and User Access Librarian to lead us in providing and improving access to print and electronic resources within a team-oriented, teaching library environment. This full time, tenure-track position, to start in the Fall 2018 Semester, requires an ALA-accredited MLS, along with at least two years’ experience in electronic resources management, collection development, and teaching information literacy across multiple disciplines in distance learning and traditional classrooms. The successful candidate must also possess:  excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; excellent analytical and problem-solving skills; a demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively; flexibility to adapt to the dynamic workflows inherent to electronic resources; and a commitment to supporting under-represented groups of students in support of our climate of inclusivity.

This position envisions the idea of access holistically in response to the shifting needs of the physical and virtual library and its diverse users, including database and e-collections licensing, management, and evaluation;
acquisitions budgeting for print and e-resources; and the implementation of best practices for interlibrary loan/document delivery, circulation, and assistive technologies. This faculty position will collaborate with other librarians to meet shifting priorities, needs, skill sets, and current responsibilities. The position does not directly supervise or manage staff. The successful candidate will proactively think outside of traditional silos to more efficiently acquire and make accessible needed materials in support of the teaching and learning process, including promotion of such materials.Specifically, the successful candidate will:  establish and maintain access to purchased and subscribed electronic resources, including databases and e-book collections; establish and maintain relationships with vendors and collaborate with librarians to evaluate resources for potential purchase and / or annual renewal; analyze usage of electronic resources and supervise the data collection in order to prepare all necessary statistical reports; provide leadership for improving traditional access services, including Circulation and Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery; and evaluate collections and materials. A second graduate degree, scholarly activity (broadly defined), and value/service activities is required for interim promotion and for tenure.

Preferred qualifications include experience in science- or psychology-related research instruction, access services and interlibrary loan document delivery especially knowledge of current developments and trends, and ERM, content management systems (Springshare), link resolver, discovery layer, and authentication methods (e.g., proxy server).  Additional preferred qualifications include:  experience working with ILS; experience managing serials/continuing resources; demonstrated knowledge of industry tools,standards, best practices, and initiatives related to electronic resource management, including ONIX, OpenURL, KBART, ERMI, SERU, COUNTER, and SUSHI; proficiency with data analysis and visualization tools; and knowledge of MARC21 and XML.

Moore Library Department faculty (librarians) all participate in library policy, public services, technical functions, and in one or more areas of collection development as well as in departmental and University service/
governance. Rider University librarians hold full faculty status with access to fellowships and leaves, work a 10-month/205 day work year, have the opportunity to work closely with classroom faculty, and have abundant
opportunities for service and input in the Libraries, wider University community, and library profession. The Moore Library Department values diversity among its faculty and is committed to building a culturally diverse
intellectual community.

Rider University is a private, coeducational university located near Princeton, NJ, and within easy driving distance or train ride to New York City and Philadelphia. Rider University continues to shine in the national rankings
as one of the nation’s best universities by US News & World Report and the Princeton Review. Further information is available at  Rider is composed of faculty, staff, and students from a wide range of cultural backgrounds who come together and create a vibrant, living and learning community. Candidates with a demonstrated commitment supportive of the multicultural needs of Rider University and the surrounding community are highly desired. Applicants should be experienced with, and committed to, working with such a diverse population.

All applicants must apply directly to our website at and attach the following: letter of interest; curriculum vitae; detailed statement of research interests, plans, goals and needs; statement outlining a commitment to diversity, including evidence of experience working with and teaching diverse students; and undergraduate and graduate transcripts. Three letters of recommendation also are required and contact information must be provided through our website. The completion of a satisfactory background is required for this position. For full consideration, all application materials must be received no later than
October 1, 2018.

Rider University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer dedicated to excellence through diversity and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, handicap/disability, Vietnam-era/disabled veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other non-job related criteria.