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Friday, December 20, 2019

Temp Library Relations Asst, PLI (NY)

Temporary Library Relations Assistant

Join Practising Law Institute (PLI) and represent the legal community’s premier provider of continuing education and research services as a Temporary Library Relations Assistant in our New York office. Work in a collaborative environment that prides itself on a collegial atmosphere and genuine commitment to a work-life balance. Grow your career and support the daily functions of the Legal Information Services & Electronic Publishing department by engaging with PLI PLUS customers, providing administrative support and assisting with special projects. We anticipate that this temporary project will last for approximately three months with the possibility of extending.
For more than 80 years, PLI has served the legal community with innovative products and quality programming, building a sterling reputation spanning the country.
Your responsibilities as Temporary Library Relations Assistant
• Daily administrative tasks such as reserving conference rooms, generating reports or updating PLI PLUS contract spreadsheet.
• Interfacing with customers’ in-person, phone, and email. 
• Supporting customer retention of PLI PLUS and print subscribers.
• Assisting with execution of PLI PLUS usage campaigns.
• Creating and updating documentation and training guides to support the department and PLI.
• Other duties, as assigned.

Qualified candidates will have
• Bachelor’s degree required, Advanced Academic Credentials or MLS a plus.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; previous customer facing experience preferred.
• Strong attention to detail and organizational skills.
• Excellent time management skills with the ability to set priorities and work on multiple projects at once.
• A flexible, team player attitude, willing to provide support on various projects as needed.
• The ability to work on-site, Monday through Friday for the duration of the temp assignment.

About PLI

Practising Law Institute (“PLI”) is a nonprofit learning organization dedicated to keeping attorneys and professionals at the forefront of knowledge and expertise, as well as preparing them to fulfill their pro bono responsibilities.

Chartered by the Regents of the University of the State of New York, PLI was founded in 1933 by Harold P. Seligson. The organization provides the highest quality, accredited, continuing legal and professional education programs in a variety of formats. PLI publishes a comprehensive library of Treatises, Course Handbooks, Answer Books and Journals also available through the PLI PLUS online platform. The essence of PLI’s mission is a commitment to the pro bono community and with over 98,000 attendees at our pro bono programs this past year. 

To apply please visit our Careers pageLibrary Relations Assistant (Temporary)

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Librarian, Westch Comm Coll (NY)

About Westchester Community College:
Westchester Community College was founded in 1946 as the New York State Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in White Plains. In 1957, the County of Westchester bought the 360-acre John Hartford estate in Valhalla and designated 218 acres for the community college. Westchester Community College is more than just the county's largest educational institution. It is a living, breathing part of Westchester that goes beyond the influence of a typical college and affects the lives of all who enter its doors.

Job Description:
The Adjunct Librarian will participate in a busy library information literacy program, planning and teaching library information literacy classes on the main campus, at the college's extension sites and virtually.  S/he will also provide traditional and virtual reference services.  S/he will assist in the evening and weekend supervision of library clerks and technicians as well as assist in the evening and weekend supervision of library building and services, as needed.  10 -15 hours per week, days, evenings and weekends are required.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  A Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited degree-granting program and at least one year of experience working as an academic librarian is required. Knowledge of and commitment to teaching strategies and practices that enhance student success at community colleges, including effective use of technology. Demonstrated ability to communicate well with students of diverse academic, ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural backgrounds. The incumbent must have the ability to collaborate and communicate with students, faculty, staff, administrators, and community users. Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills required. 
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:  Academic library instructional experience along with the ability to collaborate with classroom faculty to integrate appropriate information literacy competencies, concepts and skills into library instruction sessions, assignments and course content strongly preferred.

Additional Information:
POSITION EFFECTIVE:The position will remain open until filled.
SALARY & BENEFITS: $44.43 per hour. No benefits.

Application Instructions:
TO APPLY:    Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire.  Candidates can also send a letter expressing interest in this position, a resume, and three letters of recommendation.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Westchester Community College provides accessible, high quality and affordable education to meet the needs of our diverse community. We are committed to student success, academic excellence, workforce development, economic development and lifelong learning.  Westchester Community College is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action employer.

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Outreach & Partnership Specialist, Nassau Lib System (NY)

Outreach & Partnership Specialist, Nassau Library System

We are seeking a passionate, self-starting, "people-person" with strong collaborative skills to engage
libraries and community partners in the expansion of inclusive library services. The Nassau Library
System is a cooperative library system that serves the 54 public libraries in Nassau County, NY. This is an
excellent career opportunity for a progressive librarian who wants to make a difference.


● Encourages member library staff and stakeholders to develop services in support of
state-specified target populations, including senior citizens, ethnic and language minorities,
persons with disabilities, those who are educationally disadvantaged, the unemployed and
underemployed, and individuals residing in institutions

● Initiates and maintains active relationships with agencies serving and advocating for vulnerable
populations and underserved communities in order to foster partnership, promote
collaboration, and broaden awareness of library services

● Provides consultation services, continuing education, and other means of support and
encouragement for member library efforts to reflect the changing demographics and increasing
diversity of their communities in their collections and services

● Facilitates the development and continuous improvement of communication across channels
connecting NLS, member libraries, community stakeholders, library users, and other audiences

● Serves individuals incarcerated at the Nassau County Correctional Facility by conducting
programs, including a weekly book club, and coordinating the acquisition of library materials

● Represent Nassau libraries and coordinate member library involvement at community events


● MLS from an ALA-accredited library school and at least three (3) years of relevant experience
working with vulnerable populations

● Track record of developing and maintaining community partnerships

● Past success developing and delivering engaging presentations, facilitating meetings, and
training diverse audiences

● Excellent verbal, written, and visual communication skills, with the ability to tailor messages to
target audiences

● Demonstrated commitment to customer service and fair provision of services

● Able to work effectively individually and in a team-based environment

Compensation & Benefits

Starting salary $68,000-$75,000 depending on relevant experience and qualifications. Excellent benefits.
NLS is not subject to Civil Service. This position is part of the collective bargaining unit. Professional
involvement encouraged and supported.


Send your resume with a cover letter to the attention of Nicole Scherer, Assistant Director, Nassau
Library System, at . Preference will be given to applications received by
December 20, 2019 , but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Friday, December 13, 2019

Research Analyst (ProLibra) (NY)

Job Title: Research Analyst
Location: New York, NY
Our client is one of the world's largest independent financial advisory groups.
They are seeking a Research Analyst who works to provide information support, specifically with client and new investment banking employee onboarding of the Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Restructuring Advisory businesses.
  • Manage extensive background and reputational searches on vendors, prospective clients and new investment banking employees using the World Check platform, Pacer and other market data sources
  • Conduct client onboarding tasks such as identifying key management and shareholders of companies, retrieving corporate documentation from global corporate registries, confirming the status or outcome of litigation involving potential clients
  • Perform efficient research over a wide range of business topics using market data sources from Thomson Reuters, Capital IQ, Factiva, SEC filings, Pitchbook, among others
  • Communicate results in writing, summarizing search strategy, results and notable findings to internal clients and the Compliance team
  • Provide guidance to end-users in basic research tasks
  • Keep track of billable hours and reference sources used
  • Effectively communicate across all levels
Education and Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1+ years of prior experience preferred
Experience, Skills and Competencies Preferred
  • Proficiency using FactSet, Capital IQ, Thomson One Banker, Factiva, Pacer and general
               internet search tools preferred
  • Background in Compliance, corporate research or paralegal experience preferred
  • Ability to prioritize requests while working in a fast paced environment
Please contact and send resume to: Angela Dzikowski, PRO LiBRA Associates Inc.    
Our client is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

P/T - Librarian I Substitute, Island Trees Lib (NY)

Part-time Librarian I Substitute (On Call) Position

The Island Trees Public Library is looking for an experienced, flexible substitute librarian who can work in both the Adult Reference and Youth Services Departments.  Schedule will include day, evening and weekend hours. 

Duties include, but are not limited to:
·         Knowledge of Sierra, Encore, Eventkeeper, Apps and Social Media.
·         Knowledge of general reference databases and able to perform online searches.
·         Knowledge of ILL using NLS and out of network sources.
·         Provides technology assistance with electronic resources and digital devices: public computers, laptops, Chromebooks, iPads, eReaders.
·         Other related duties as assigned. 

·         MLS Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.
·         NYS Public Librarian’s Certificate.
·         Must be a Nassau County resident.
·         Effective collaboration skills and the ability to function individually and in a team environment.

Hourly Wage:

·         Salary is $22.00 per hour.

Please email your cover letter and resume to:
Marilyn Adamo, Head of Reference,
Position is open until filled.

This is a non-competitive Civil Service position.  The Island Trees Public Library is a member of the NYS Retirement. Please note: Resumes will only be accepted via email. Thank you.

Monday, December 9, 2019

Head of Cataloging & Metadata Svcs, Stonybrook U (NY)

Position:  Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services F-10102-19-11

Extended Application Receipt Deadline:  January 8, 2020

Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services

Required Qualifications

Under the direction of the Director of Collection and Resource Management, the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services provides leadership, guidance, and expertise to the department, including supervision of faculty librarians and professional staff. The Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services will be expected to conduct research and scholarship, and participate in faculty governance, committee work, and continuing professional development consistent with University standards for promotion and tenure. As a faculty librarian, the successful incumbent will take an active role in liaison, reference and instruction duties. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following: 
  • Master's in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution. 
  • At least three years of significant experience in acquisitions, cataloging, and metadata services.
  • Strong working knowledge of RDA and MARC cataloging rules and conventions and non-MARC metadata schemas, formats, standards and protocols.
  • Evidence of successful and creative management of staff and operations, including demonstrated potential for leading transformational change.
  • Evidence of leadership in the fields of knowledge access and resource management, including demonstrated effective management, planning and organizational skills.
  • Ability to lead in an atmosphere of continuous change, to work within a collaborative environment with diverse groups and to inspire and motivate.
  • Strong collaboration and communication skills.
  • Record of professional activities, including research and engagement in professional organizations.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of emerging areas of librarianship, including the capabilities and future trends of library technology and systems to optimize discovery and access to scholarly resources.
  • Supervisory and training experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Additional advanced degree.
  • Working knowledge of one or more non-English languages.
  • Knowledge of cataloging and metadata as applied to music and map collections.
  • Experience in cataloging special collections, archival materials, and digital collections.
  • Solid understanding of the research university environment and scholarly communication issues.
  • Experience in coordination or management of integrated library systems functions, including experience with Ex Libris' Alma and Primo.
  • Experience in batch cataloging, metadata normalization, and metadata manipulation tools or programming languages.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with library and university constituencies, including library and academic faculty.
  • Strong service orientation.
Responsibilities & Requirements

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and expertise to CMS, including regular review of cataloging and metadata faculty librarians and professional staff.
  • Advise Director of Collection and Resource Management in the articulation of a user-centered, holistic cataloging and metadata vision to meet current and emerging information needs and new models of collection/content building and delivery.
  • Review and evaluate workflows and work assignments with an eye toward increasing efficiencies, bringing more high-quality content to users more quickly, and building sustainable workflows to handle increasingly heterogeneous digital assets.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate operations, establish policies and procedures, and set priorities in cataloging and metadata services.
  • Train cataloging librarians and staff in cataloging/metadata standards, new technology applications, systems, and tools to ensure compliance with nationals, SUNY, and local cataloging/metadata standards and practices (MARC, RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, LCCS, OCLC, LC, etc.) and to continuously improve cataloging efficiency and quality. 
  • Work with the Director of Collection and Resource Management, Digital Projects Librarian, and Director of Special Collections to assess, implement, and manage vendor arrangements for the outsourcing of cataloging and metadata projects.
  • Work with SBU Library senior leadership, consortia partners, and library/higher education organizations to identify opportunities for improvement in Libraries' discovery and deliverance operations and services.
  • Work with Director of Collection and Resource Management and Libraries leadership to develop and implement University Libraries strategic priorities and provide the infrastructure needed to achieve those priorities.
  • Work with Director of Collection and Resource Management and Associate Dean for Collection Strategy and Management to develop, coordinate, and implement bibliographic control policy and practices across the ILS, Discovery, and digital repository systems
  • Participate in liaison, reference and instruction duties.
  • Participate in research, publication, teaching and service in consonance with University standards for promotion and tenure.
Special Notes

This is a tenure track position.  FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA.  Internal and external search to occur simultaneously.  Anticipated Start Date: as soon as possible.

**Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by January  
8, 2020.
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The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.
Application Procedure

Those interested in this position should:
  1. Complete the online Applicant Information Survey   Do not submit this survey to the department with your application.  Any questions regarding the survey, please email .
  2. Submit a   State Employment Application , cover letter and resume/CV to the departmental address or email address below. Priority will be given to applications submitted prior to 1/08/2020, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Pamela DiPasquale
University Libraries Personnel
Melville Library, Room S1430B
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
Campus Description
Stony Brook University Libraries is the largest academic research library on Long Island serving the University population and the State University of New York system.  The Library is also a resource for the local community, state-wide, and nationally and internationally.  Known for a wide-range of print and digital resources and world-renowned special collections, the University Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), with a Health Sciences Center Library that is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries.  The collection exceeds 2 million volumes, including e-books, print, streaming media, electronic holdings of scholarly journal subscriptions, microforms, music recordings, and a sizable map collection. The SBU Libraries include eight distinct facilities, including the recently renovated and flagship Melville Library, Chemistry, Health Sciences, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Math/Physics, Music, Southampton, and SUNY Korea-SBU campus.  Currently at the start of a renewed strategic plan, the faculty and staff are a talented and diverse group sharing in the mission and vision of the Libraries.  Librarians hold full faculty status and rank, and participate at all levels of the University.  The Libraries is currently migrating to the new Library Services Platform, Alma with Primo VE as its discovery solution.  Assets of its actively growing institutional repository and digital collections are managed by Omeka, Bepress Digital Commons, DSpace, and CONTENTdm.   The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, SUNY Connect, DuraSpace (as a SUNY member), the Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, Roper Center, OCLC Research Library Partnership, ORCID through the National Network of the National Libraries of Medicine, and locally with the Long Island Library Resources Council.
Official Job Title: Senior Assistant Librarian
REF#: F-10102-19-11
Campus: Stony Brook West Campus
Department: University Libraries
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Posting Start Date: 11/08/2019
Posting End Date: 01/08/2020
Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 01/08/2020, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.
Job Category:   Faculty and Librarian