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Monday, August 19, 2019

F/T - Medical Librarian, ECRI (PA)

Medical Librarian/Information Specialist I - Plymouth Meeting, PA

ECRI Institute seeks an experienced Medical Librarian/Information Specialist I to join the growing Custom Response Team of our Health Technology Assessment division.
Specific responsibilities include:
  • Intensive biomedical database and Web searching (PubMed, EMBASE, CINAHL, The Cochrane Library, ECRI Guidelines Trust, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, etc.) on multiple platforms (PubMed,, OVID, EBSCOhost, Wiley, etc.)
  • Search strategy construction, assessment, refinement, and maintenance
  • Communicating with Member Services staff to define topics and the scope of searches
  • Managing projects through research, writing, and editing phases to ensure timely delivery of client reports
  • Documenting search strategies and results according to ECRI Institute guidelines
·       A graduate degree in information/library science
·       Demonstrated searching experience in major biomedical databases
·       The ability to multitask in a deadline-driven environment
·       Excellent written, oral communication and problem solving skills
·       The ability to work collaboratively with multidisciplinary staff
The ideal candidate will be familiar with principles of evidence-based medicine, MeSH, and have previous experience with citation management systems (EndNote, Reference Manager). Prior experience in a healthcare environment and experience writing, editing, and formatting documentation for publication is also desired.
About ECRI Institute’s Custom Response Service
ECRI Institute’s Health Technology Assessment Information Service produces custom rapid review reports that serve as guides to the published literature on specific devices, drugs, and medical procedures. These reports are requested by clients and customized to meet their specific information needs. Prepared by librarians and research analysts, the reports describe how a certain technology is used, with analytical text and comprehensive literature searches to showcase the latest medical evidence. We maintain over 1,200 unique topics in our Web-based report library, which is updated on a daily basis.  Our clients include an international group of third-party insurance providers, hospitals, health systems, medical device manufacturers, government agencies and ministries of health.
To be considered further for this opportunity, interested candidates must apply directly to our website:
Medical Librarian/Information Specialist I /

Saturday, August 17, 2019

F/T - Content Mgmt Librarian, SUNY Maritime Coll (NY)

About SUNY Maritime College:
SUNY Maritime College located on a 55-acre scenic waterfront property on the outskirts of New York City on the Throggs Neck peninsula where the East River meets Long Island Sound. The campus blends the best of two worlds: a comfortable college-town feel with the greatest city in the world. An impressive view of the sound extends toward the North Atlantic, yet only a few miles away are Yankee Stadium and midtown Manhattan. SUNY Maritime offers an array of employment opportunities stemming from entry level to professional positions which encourage growth and development among its employees.

Job Description:

The Content Management Librarian will lead technical services operations and maintain a collection development strategy to proactively develop a specialized print and electronic collection that supports the research, teaching, and learning needs of our students, faculty, and staff. The Content Management Librarian will also ensure that the library materials budget is efficiently allocated and aligned with established needs, assess the Library's current collections for ongoing relevance and/or historical value and continually assess the effectiveness of the collection via circulation and usage statistics.


  • Places orders, processes renewals, and resolves complex service problems
  • Negotiates and tracks licenses
  • Collaborates with the Collection Development Librarian and department liaisons to assess and coordinate renewals and selection of new resources
  • Assist with managing library management system (Alma) and discovery tool (Primo) to optimize access to library and archive collections and e-resources
  • Collaborates with IT on data management and system integration
  • Develops and maintains library cataloging and workflow procedures, maintenance standards, and best practices for a shared ILS environment
  • Creates original and copy cataloging for a wide range of formats, including serials, non-print materials, and e-resources, using current and emerging metadata schemas, principles and practices such as MARC, RDA, Library of Congress classification and Dublin Core
  • Provides collection analytics, and supervises contract catalogers as needed
  • Employs emerging metadata schemas to link content across multiple data repositories, and improve search optimization and discoverability of internal and external data
  • Ensures efficient daily operations, quality outcomes, and user satisfaction
  • Participate in library instruction, including creation of research guides, in collaboration with fellow librarians;
  • Trains staff and student workers as necessary
  • Works with colleagues across SUNY and the profession on collections management initiatives
  • Provides general and specialized reference service in person, via email, and through reference IM
  • Serves as a subject liaison for developing resources and collections
  • Teaches general library research classes to undergraduate and graduate students and develops customized supplementary materials/tools as needed for instruction sessions
  • Cultivates and sustains collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff in support of campus teaching, learning, research, and student success
  • Participates in professional service and research activities in support of promotion and tenure requirements
  • Serves on college and library committees, participates in local, regional, and national associations, and engages in scholarly activity required for promotion and tenure


Required Qualifications:

  • Master's degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited school or an ALA- approved foreign equivalent
  • Ability to gather, analyze, and report data
  • Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Excellent communication skills, including listening, writing, and speaking
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and perform complicated tasks with minimal supervision
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changing assignments and needs
  • Strong customer service ethic
  • Demonstrated organizational and problem solving ability
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends in academic librarianship
  • Evidence of successful collaboration
  • Ability to work occasional nights and weekends
Preferred  Qualifications

  • Experience in an academic or research library
  • Demonstrated technical-support skills
  • Familiarity with current issues in electronic resources
  • Experience training or teaching
  • Familiarity with technical standards and formats relevant to electronic resources such as SUSHI, OpenURL, and COUNTER, link resolvers, proxy authentication, and discovery platforms
  • Experience working with integrated library systems, such as ALMA
  • Familiarity with or experience administering an electronic resources management system (ERMS)

Additional Information:

Classification/Salary Range: The Content Management Librarian is a UUP position.  The anticipated salary range for the position is $50,000 - $55,000 annually, with an outstanding benefits package (for more information please see the UUP Benefit Summary). Review of applications to commence immediately and conclude when the position is filled.

Special Notes: This is a full-time calendar year appointment UUP Position.  Fair Labor Standard Acts (FLSA) Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.  Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Travel and interviews expenses will not be reimbursed.

Budget Title: Content Management Librarian Local Title: Assistant Librarian Line #: 00583
SUNY Maritime College is an Equal Opportunity/Veterans/Disabled/Affirmative Action employer, committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. For our full non-discrimination statement, see:

SUNY Maritime College is committed to maintaining a safe environment for its students, faculty, staff, volunteers and the general public that use our facilities. Therefore, in order to ensure the hiring of employees of the highest integrity and to maintain a safe campus community, SUNY Maritime College will conduct pre-employment background investigations on all individuals for whom employment is to be offered.

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation. If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor's Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

If you need a disability related accommodation, please call The Office of Human Resource Services at (718) 409-7303 or email at In accordance with the Title II Crime Awareness and Security Act, a copy of our crime statistics is available upon request by calling (718) 409-7350. It can also be viewed on line by selecting University Police at

Application Instructions:

Persons interested in the above position should apply online.  Please submit:

  • Resume/CV
  • Cover letter with salary requirements
  • Contact information for three professional references
Returning Applicants - Login to your SUNY Maritime Careers Account to check your completed application, check/edits your profile or to upload additional documents.

To Apply:

Monday, August 12, 2019

F/T - Archive Fellow, Studio Museum in Harlem (NY)

Archive Fellow

The Studio Museum in Harlem is the nexus for artists of African descent locally, nationally, and internationally and for work that has been inspired and influenced by black culture. It is a site for the dynamic exchange of ideas about art and society. The Studio Museum has earned a reputation as a leader in the contemporary arts arena and is internationally known for its catalytic role in promoting the work of artists of African descent.

Reporting to the Studio Museum's Registrar and working in close collaboration with the Lead Consulting Archivist and Museum Archivist, the Archive Fellow will support the processing of The Studio Museum in Harlem's estimated 850 cubic feet of institutional records and assist in the creation of an Encoded Archival Description (EAD) finding aid. The Archive Fellow will work in consultation with the Museum Archivist to follow processing standards and plans, create standardized descriptions, and ensure consistency and quality for the overall project.

This is a full-time, grant-funded position funded through June 30, 2020.

  • In close conjunction with the Museum Archivist, coordinate the organization of a large, complex, multi-format manuscript collection
  • Assist in inputting, assigning, tracking, and systematizing archive material metadata, following archival metadata standards
  • Assist in establishing a work-flow for archive processing
  • Prepare and distribute monthly reports to track progress
  • Collaborate with Registrar (and relevant Studio Museum departments) to support the archive’s emerging role in all database and digital asset management systems
  • Coordinate digitization, as needed
  • Support reference requests from Studio Museum staff and external institutions
  • Aid in the supervision of Archive Intern(s)
  • Recent graduate or current student pursuing an MLS or MLIS, preferably with an Archives Certification
  • Familiarity with different DAMS and/or similar type Digital Asset Management Software
  • Demonstrated knowledge of working with collections of contemporary art
  • A general understanding and knowledge of the principles of archival appraisal, survey, arrangement, description and preservation, with particular familiarity with MPLP methodology
  • Direct experience with processing collections and establishing an EAD finding aid
  • Consistent accuracy and attention to detail
  • Expertise in the use of a broad range of information systems, services and databases relevant to archives and special collections
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Familiarity with digitization projects
  • Team orientated individual, with a focus on flexibility, versatility, and an ability to work collaboratively
  • Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds, climb a ladder, stoop and reach in a variety of physical locations

To apply: Please email cover letter and resume in one PDF to
Please place “Archive Fellow” in the subject line.
Please note that while careful consideration will be given to each submission, the Museum will only be able to contact those applicants whose knowledge, skills and work experience best fit the requirements of the position.

The Studio Museum in Harlem is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, sex, age, gender identification, national origin, creed, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or political affiliation.

F/T - Project Archivist, NY Historical Soc (NY)

JOB TITLE: Project Archivist (6 months, Full-Time Position)
REPORTS TO: Curator of Manuscripts


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.

The New-York Historical Society Library seeks an experienced archivist for a 6 month project to enhance bibliographic and intellectual control over under-described portions of its archival holdings. Under the supervision of the curator of manuscripts, with input from the head of archival processing, the Project Archivist will carry out basic description to ensure a minimum level of intellectual control over unprocessed archival holdings. Collections represented comprise a broad chronological range, though mainly covering the 19th and 20th century holdings on diverse aspects of New York and American history.

  • Produce baseline description, creating box lists and brief summaries for unprocessed and under-described archival collections, as identified by the manuscripts curator
  • Use the library’s collection management system, ArchivesSpace, to document resources with varying levels of description
  • Carry out physical rehousing and rearrangement of select collections
  • Maintain a pace of work that accomplishes the project’s processing and descriptive goals within the set timeframe.

  • ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent degree, with concentration in archival studies

  • A minimum of two years’ experience as a professional archivist arranging and describing archival materials
  • A track record of success in the timely completion of projects
  • Ability to think critically and recommend solutions to complex problems
  • Knowledge of and experience with archival standards and best practices, such as DACS and Library of Congress subject headings
  • Strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience working with ArchivesSpace preferred
  • Ability to work independently and within a collaborative workplace team structure

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee 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 40 lbs.

COMPENSATION: $25,000/6-months. Attractive benefits package.

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 In 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.

Thursday, August 1, 2019

P/T - Research Specialist, NBCUniversal (NY)


Hours: 20 per week (exact hours somewhat flexible)

Job Title
Research Specialist (Part-time, Contractor)
Business Segment
NBC News
About Us
NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.
Role Summary:
Our Research Specialists pr
ovide targeted research to all divisions of the NBC News Group, including TODAY, Nightly News, Dateline, MSNBC, our digital properties, and the network news desk and bureaus.

Essential Responsibilities:
  • Provide targeted deadline research to news reporters, writers, producers, and executives using expert skills and comprehensive knowledge of online and print resources
  • Create fact sheets, timelines, and subject research guides for topics in the news for distribution and/or posting to our InfoCenter Intranet pages
  • Scanning newspaper/magazine headlines and articles for on-air use
  • Other specialized projects as needed, including working with archived materials

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Library and Information Science or related field
  • Have at least one year of prior research experience in a corporate environment
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Must be willing to work in New York, NY.

Desired Qualifications
       The ideal candidate will
·         Have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or related field
·         Show expertise locating, vetting, and curating a wide array of information into concise and digestible research packages for end-users
  • Have strong written and communication skills
  • Be fast learner who is detail-oriented and well-organized
  • Be able to work effectively under deadline pressure and juggle multiple tasks
  • Have knowledge of a broad array of information resources across many subjects 
To Apply: Email resume to