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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Research & Learning Technologies Lib, Columbia U (NY)

Research and Learning Technologies Librarian
Columbia University Libraries

The Research and Learning Technologies Librarian engages and collaborates with a diverse body of faculty, students, and subject liaisons across the disciplines in Columbia University. The Librarian will facilitate planning, implementation, education, and outreach for tools and technologies to facilitate digital research and scholarly expression. As part of the Digital Scholarship team, the librarian is responsible for consultations, instructional services, and managing a team of student employees that provides front-line support for digital tools and technologies. The Librarian will support digital scholarship initiatives and be responsible for assessing and advocating for new research and learning technologies that will meet the evolving needs of faculty, students, and staff. The Librarian will also participate in service programs across the Libraries including research information management, new forms of scholarly communication, and other committees. 

This position facilitates planning, implementation, and outreach of faculty and student-facing services for new physical and digital tools and technologies in support of research, scholarship, and in-class learning.

• Through workshops, series, and curricular integration, engage and instruct faculty and students in exploring technologies and methods for qualitative and quantitative research. Current examples include 3D modeling and printing, virtual reality equipment, citation management, and software enabling digital research methods.
• Participate in strategic curricular design and integration, facilitating learning outcomes for students working with digital technologies in the classroom.
• Participate in the collaborative libraries-wide efforts to extend digital pedagogy and research support to students and faculty across the network of subject experts in Research and Learning through resource development and communication.
• Participate in local, national, and international forums to advance the mission and work of the unit; participate in Library committees and initiatives.

Minimum Qualifications
• An advanced degree (eg., PhD) or an accredited MLS or equivalent combination of education and experience
• High degree of current awareness of digital research methods, tools, and emerging technologies in use at institutions of higher education.
• Experience with outreach and building community around technological services, including ability to write effectively for the web
• Aptitude for teaching and developing instructional content and documentation
• Experience in managing complex projects and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently

Preferred Qualifications
• Experience in instructional design
• Experience in identifying and evaluating software applications for particular educational or research uses
• An awareness of the issues involved in developing sustainable support for research and learning across multiple disciplines, including the sciences, engineering, business, and digital arts.

We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds, cultures, experiences, identities, and abilities to apply for this exceptional opportunity to join an evolving Libraries and University community. Columbia University Libraries is a globally-recognized academic research library system, serving one of the world’s most important centers of research and learning in the most exciting and dynamic city in the world. Talented Libraries staff build, sustain, and make discoverable collections that transcend traditional boundaries of format and domain, keeping pace with a dynamic and rapidly evolving information environment and creating opportunities for users to encounter 4,000 years of human thought.

Our decisions are informed by new curricula developed to meet the needs of a more diverse student body, new and emerging areas of research from a broad spectrum of researchers, including graduate students and newly-hired faculty, as well as by perspectives from the diminished or entirely lost voices of historically oppressed, marginalized, or underserved populations and communities. As a workplace, the Libraries provide a supportive, connected environment where every employee’s perspective is valued and every employee is encouraged to grow. All staff members have an impact on Columbia’s mission to advance knowledge at the highest levels and make the results of research accessible to the world.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Assistant Director, Bryant Library (NY)

Bryant Library Assistant Director

The Bryant Library in Roslyn, NY seeks a dynamic administrator to work collaboratively with the Library Director, Board of Trustees and staff to ensure that the needs of our patrons are met and satisfied.

Job Responsibilities

• Assist the Director with a wide variety of administrative tasks such as budget preparation, writing policies and procedures, staff selection and development of new services, and is directly responsible for overseeing personnel matters within the library.
• As a member of the administrative team, provide input and assistance to the Director in strategic and long range planning.
• Ensures outcome of assigned administrative areas are aligned with the Director’s organizational goals and agenda.
• Serves as liaison between departments, and other agencies affiliated to the library; negotiates and resolves significant issues.
• Participates in the development and administration of departmental budgets; directs and coordinates budget monitoring system; provide policy direction and operating procedures regarding expenditures.
• General supervision of staff.
• Attend monthly Board meetings.
• Assist in the development of improved customer service practices and techniques.
• Conduct staff meetings/training sessions with all staff.
• Work with Facilities Manager to provide a safe environment for both patrons and staff.
• Manages the facilities maintenance of the library including planning and budgeting, service agreements, and vendor performance, providing recommendations to the Director.
• Oversee the storage and disposal of archival and business office documents.
• Represent the Library at community and group meetings, including Friends of Bryant Library.
• Act as the Director in his/her absence.
• Assist the director in the writing and implementing of grants.
• Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

Required Skills:

• The ability to express oneself effectively, both orally and in writing.
• The ability to delegate, supervise and collaborate with staff.
• General knowledge of public service management theory and practice, including the preeminence of customer satisfaction, financial and strategic planning using goals and objectives, staff development and supervision methods, time management, organizational skills, and community relations.
• Possess strong leadership skills.


• Master of Library Science Degree from an ALA accredited graduate library school.
• Minimum of five years administrative experience.

All of the above is subject to change based on the Library’s needs.

Salary Commensurate with Experience, full benefits package, NYS Retirement System.

Email cover letter and resume by Friday, June 28, 2019 to Victor Caputo, Library Director, Bryant Library, 2 Paper Mill Road, Roslyn, NY 11576, at


Friday, May 17, 2019

P/T - Public Svcs Assistants, Ctr for Jewish History (NY)

The Center for Jewish History seeks two Public Services Assistants to support researchers in the Lillian Goldman Reading Room and Ackman and Ziff Family Genealogy Institute. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals looking for experience in special collections and reference.
The Center for Jewish History provides a collaborative home for five partner organizations: American Jewish Historical Society, American Sephardi Federation, Leo Baeck Institute, Yeshiva University Museum, and YIVO Institute for Jewish Research. The partners’ archives comprise the world’s largest and most comprehensive archive of the modern Jewish experience outside of Israel. The successful applicant will join a dynamic team of forward-thinking and professionally engaged Center staff who provide access-oriented services for the collections held by the five partner institutions.
Under the supervision of the Senior Manager for Public Services, the Public Services Assistant position can range from 10-20 hours per week at an hourly rate of $20.


  • Learning all aspects of reference and genealogy services at CJH, including finding aids, digital collections, electronic resources, and Aeon, a special collections workflow software.
  • Greeting and supervising researchers in the Reading Room and Genealogy Institute.
  • Disseminating and enforcing Reading Room, Genealogy Institute, and CJH partner policies and procedures.
  • Assisting patrons with research.
  • Providing instruction in the handling of archival, manuscript, and rare materials.
  • Paging material from the stacks.
  • Photocopying/scanning materials for patrons.
  • Answering in-person, email, and telephone inquiries.
  • Instructing patrons on the proper use of equipment, including microfilm readers.
  • Assisting with outreach and instruction to visiting groups.

Required Qualifications

  • Currently or recently enrolled in a library, information or archival science graduate program.
  • Comfortable interacting with the public.
  • Organized and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to work flexibly, independently and collaboratively in a complex organizational environment comprised of diverse constituencies.
  • Capacity to communicate effectively and diplomatically, both verbally and in writing.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience or coursework in special collections.
  • Background in Jewish history.
  • Reading knowledge of Yiddish, German, Hebrew, Russian or other relevant languages.
  • Flexible schedule.
The Center for Jewish History is committed to diversity and inclusion. Qualified individuals who bring diverse perspectives to the workplace are especially encouraged to apply.
Review of applications will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Send cover letter, resume, and three references to Lauren Gilbert, Senior Manager for Public Services, at
No phone calls, please.

Public Svcs Lib (Temporary), Columbia U (NY)

Public Services Librarian (Temporary)
Columbia University Libraries

Columbia University Libraries seeks an energetic and collaborative individual for the full-time, temporary (one-year) position of Public Services Librarian at the Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library. Reporting to the Architecture Librarian, the incumbent primarily will be responsible for providing daily research support to Columbia University undergraduate and graduate students and faculty, as well as visiting scholars. Work will also include various outreach activities and assisting with metadata, indexing, and collection management.

This is a temporary appointment ending 12 months position from the date of hire with possibility of extension.

• Provide research support including consultations, email reference, in-person reference, and virtual reference to Columbia University undergraduate and graduate students and faculty, as well as visiting scholars.
• Provide teaching and learning support including library instruction, library tours, and outreach.
• Assist with the processing of digital image files and metadata for selected special collections materials.
• Index articles and assist with workflow for the Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals.
• Assist with collection management and/or collection development for the general collection.
• Perform other duties as assigned.

The Avery Architectural & Fine Arts Library is one of the most comprehensive architecture and fine arts library collections in the world. Avery collects a full range of primary and secondary sources for the advanced study of architecture, art history and archaeology, decorative arts, historic preservation, art history, real estate development, urban design, and urban planning.
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 are comprised of 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.

Minimum Qualifications
Master of Library and Information Science or Masters in Art History and/or Architecture field or combination of degree and work experience in art history and/or architecture
Strong organizational skills and excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with diverse groups, across a complex organization

Preferred Qualifications
• Strong interpersonal skills and evidence of public service work
• Knowledge of one Western European language
• Knowledge of integrated library systems (e.g. metadata standards, MARCformat)
• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel)

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Instruction & Digital Svcs Lib, Met Coll of NY (NY)

Instruction and Digital Services Librarian

Metropolitan College of New York (MCNY), an innovative, non-profit college that provides a unique educational model, driven by its social justice mission, seeks an Instruction & Digital Services Librarian whose passions align with the college’s core mission.  MCNY’s academic program aims to prepare students for professional success and empower them to deliver positive change to their communities and workplaces. The college’s two new, state-of-the-art campuses are ideally located on West Street in the Financial District and in the South Bronx in the Hub district.

The Instruction & Digital Services Librarian (I/DSL) will provide dynamic support at both Manhattan and Bronx locations. The I/DSL will have days at both campuses. While in the Bronx, they will serve as primary point person for our vibrant Bronx Campus, working closely with the Director of the Library, faculty, and academic support staff to develop and provide substantive and tailored library services. The I/DSL will take the lead on maintaining, developing, and assessing the digital presence of the MCNY Library, including online instruction, as well as representing the library on college committees related to technology. At both locations the I/DSL will provide deep, student-centered reference support, develop and teach in-class critical information literacy sessions, (both standalone classes and as part of our growing embedded instruction program) and assist with collection development, library programming, maintaining e-resources, copy cataloging and assessment initiatives. Everyone in our library works together to foster a culture of collaboration, empowerment and critical thinking.
Required qualifications:
ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science with a preferred minimum  one to three years of experience in an Academic Library; the ability to thrive in a collaborative environment as well as to take initiative on  independent projects. Must have significant experience providing Information Literacy Instruction and Reference Services as well as a commitment to working with nontraditional students. Experience with usability issues, emerging web development technology related to libraries, and e-resources. Some evenings and weekend work hours required. 
Additional preferred qualifications:
Experience copy cataloging and experience with OCLC’s Worldshare Management Services, Open Educational Resources, and content management systems, e.g., LibGuides. 
or mail to Department of Human Resources, Metropolitan College of New York, 60 West Street, New York, NY  10006. 
For more information about MCNY and other employment opportunities, please visit the College’s website at

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Library Instruction Teaching Adjunct, BMCC (NY)

The A. Philip Randolph Memorial Library of Borough of Manhattan Community College is looking for a library instruction teaching adjunct for Fall 2019.  Shifts will be 2p-10p Wednesday and Thursday.  You will be expected to teach classes within that time slot, and undertake projects as assigned. (With particular focus on evening classes.)  We are looking for an experienced instructor.  Library instruction experience, and a real desire to teach are critical to success in this program.  

Preference will be given to applicants who have graduated from library school, although applicants that are close to completion will be considered

The faculty of the library instruction program taught almost 300 classes in Fall 2018. We expect the number to go over 300 in Fall 2019.  

If you are interested in this opportunity please email a cover letter and a resume to Professor Kathleen Dreyer, Chief Librarian (

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Assoc Museum Lib, Systems, The Met (NY)

Associate Museum Librarian, Systems, The Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY) 

The Thomas J. Watson Library in The Metropolitan Museum of Art is pleased to announce an opening for the position of Associate Museum Librarian, Systems. This is a special opportunity to contribute to the success of an innovative and productive art library at a world-class museum while learning and applying new skills. 

The Associate Museum Librarian, Systems is primarily responsible for managing the daily operation of all library systems and technology functions including: the operation, maintenance, and development of the integrated library system, all public web-based library interfaces, and related hardware and software used by staff and researchers. This position is a key member of the Digitization Team, directing digital content creation and management in collaboration with library staff, curatorial departments, Museum Archives, and other institutions. Close collaborations with the Museum’s Digital, Information Systems & Technology, and Imaging Departments are essential to advance the goals of Watson Library and the Museum in these areas. This position also works closely with all areas of Watson Library to develop, maintain, and document the underlying library technologies used in support of projects and policies that will aid in providing the best service to all users of the Museum Libraries. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating how they satisfy the requirements above, a resume, and the names of three references to the following e-mail address:

Primary Responsibilities and Duties 

·         Oversee the maintenance of library systems, technologies, and equipment to support core library activities for staff and researchers.

·         Explore, recommend, implement, develop and support current and emerging technologies and best practices to benefit the Libraries.

·         Play a leading role in the development, creation, management, promotion and assessment of digital projects.

·         Collaborate with other Museum departments and other institutions on collaborative technological and digital projects.

·         Advise on the library's information technology budget; negotiate and arrange the purchase of appropriate products and services.

·         Write reports on funding activity.

·         Provide research support and scheduled reference service (including 3-4 weekend shifts per year required).

·         Deliver orientations, consultations and presentations about library services and collections as part of the Instruction Program.

·         Develop, document and disseminate library best practices, policies and procedures regarding the application of library technologies. 

·         Oversee the activation, management, and troubleshooting of access to electronic resources and electronic journals.

·         Oversee the collection of statistics for systems activity and equipment, digital collections production, and usage of digital collections, subscription databases, and electronic resources.

·         Other duties as assigned.
Requirements and Qualifications
Experience and Skills:

·         Three or more years’ experience managing an ILS required, Innovative Interfaces preferred, in a  research library. 

·         Knowledge and experience working with content management systems required. CONTENTdm, TMS, and SiteCore experience. 

·         Understanding of the MARC record; familiarity with metadata standards and formats such as Dublin Core, MODS, METS, EAD, and RDA for library systems required. 

·         Demonstrated project management experience, training and supervisory skills required. 

·         Strong aptitude for acquiring new skills relevant to library systems required.

·         Experience creating and manipulating library metadata required. 

·         Experience supervising, training, and mentoring staff and interns required. 

·         Experience developing and administering web-based solutions using CSS, HTML, XML, APIs and related technologies required. 

·         Strong service orientation and awareness of end user needs as related to library systems and web platforms required. 

·         Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with a commitment to data-informed decision-making processes required. 

·         Ability to assume a leadership role in a rapidly changing and collaborative team-based environment required. 

·         Experience and commitment to public services including reference and instruction required. 

·         Ability to work effectively, both collaboratively and independently, in a service-driven environment required.

Knowledge and Education:

·         Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science. 

·         Bachelor’s degree in Art History, or related experience and knowledge. 

·         Knowledge of MARC21, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, EAD, RDA and other library metadata standards. 

·         Knowledge of HTML/XML, CSS/XSL, Microsoft Excel, content management systems, visualization tools, web design, and graphic design.

·         Working bibliographic knowledge of at least one foreign language.

·         Strong oral, written and presentation skills and the ability to communicate effectively to both technical and non-technical users.

The Thomas J. Watson Library is the central research library of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Reflecting the depth and scope of the Museum’s collection, the library collects scholarly material from the art of early antiquity to contemporary art. Like the Museum, the library’s holdings are encyclopedic and global in nature and provide a broad range of research materials on Ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Asian, Islamic, European and American art. In addition to its extensive collection of monographs, exhibition catalogs and rare books, the library includes 150,000 auction and sale catalogs dating from the eighteenth century to the present day. Watson Library’s staff of thirty eight adds nearly 20,000 volumes a year, manages a large collection of electronic resources, and continues to build its digital collections, now comprising over one million pages of online content.

The Museum’s library system includes The Robert Goldwater Library, covering the art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas; Nolen Library, providing materials for all ages on the history of art and also curriculum related material for teachers; The Lehman Collection Library, a collection on European painting and decorative arts; The Joyce F. Menschel Library in the Department of Photographs; The Onassis Library in the Department of Greek and Roman Art; The Irene Lewisohn Costume Reference Library; and the Cloisters Library for medieval art and related topics. The Museum’s departmental libraries contribute to combined holdings of more than one million volumes, a collection unrivaled in depth and coverage for the history of art on a global scale. 

See to learn more about the Museum’s libraries, including access policies and hours, and to connect to the libraries’ catalog, Watsonline. 

The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or citizenship status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

P/T - Reading Room Asst, Morgan Lib & Museum (NY)

 P/T - Reading Room Assistant, Morgan Library & Museum (NY)

The Morgan Library & Museum seeks a part-time Reading Room Assistant. Reporting to the Head of Reader Services, the position assists researchers in the Reading Room while maintaining the security and preservation of the collections. The assistant is also responsible for retrieving and organizing materials for readers and staff and performs desk duties as required.
The Morgan Library & Museum is committed to diversity and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The Morgan strongly encourages applicants with a demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity, inclusion, and gender equity in programming, outreach, hiring, and collection development.
  • Provide orientation, direction, and assistance, including some reference help to a wide variety of readers
  • Assist readers with sign-in and proper handling of rare and reference materials
  • Interpret and enforce the Morgan’s policies and regulations as they apply to the Reading Room
  • Track circulation of rare and reference materials in the Reading Room
  • Assist readers and staff with questions regarding requests and orders for digital images and photocopies
  • Locate, charge, and deliver materials from the vault and closed book stacks
  • Re-shelve rare and reference materials, as necessary, by the end of day
  • Maintain Reading Room shelves by participating in shifting and other stacks maintenance projects
  • Under the supervision of the Head of Reader Services, identify materials for conservation treatment and route as appropriate
  • Other projects as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree and MLS required; a strong background in the humanities (art history, history, or literature) with a focus on rare books and manuscripts preferred
  • Previous library work experience in a special collections library reading room a plus
  • Must possess excellent judgment and awareness of security protocols and procedures
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to communicate with diverse library users and staff in person, by telephone, and by email
  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to sustain close attention to detail
  • Familiarity with a major Western foreign language preferred (i.e.: French, German, or Italian)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft applications, especially Word, Excel, and Access
  • Familiarity with Voyager or TMS a plus
  • Commitment to providing high quality service, working effectively with others in a team environment, and be responsive to changing needs and priorities
  • Ability to lift heavy books and boxes (25–30 lbs.), extensive walking, standing, kneeling, stooping, climbing up stairs, and pushing heavy carts with books or boxes
Competitive hourly rate
To apply: 
Interested applicants should e-mail 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.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

P/T - Wkend/On-Call Librarian, Cold Spr Har Lib (NY)

Weekend/On-Call Information Services Librarian
The Cold Spring Harbor Library seeks applications for a weekend/on-call librarian for our Information Services 
department to serve the adult community of Cold Spring Harbor, Lloyd Harbor, Lloyd Neck and Laurel Hollow. 
Hours will include two Saturdays per month and occasional weekdays or weeknights on an as needed basis.
The Librarian’s responsibilities will include:

Excellent customer service skills and a dedication to helping the public
Assist patrons in the use of library online resources, databases and print
 reference resources
Instruct patrons in the use of handheld devices such as iPads, Kindles, and
  android- based systems in conjunction with library download services
Experience with and interest in providing reader’s advisory services
An interest in emerging technologies and developing trends in libraries
A working knowledge of Innovative Millennium Sierra software

The Cold Spring Harbor Library is a free association library. 
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to Roger Podell,
Ellen Drucker-Albert
Manager, Information Services
Cold Spring Harbor Library & Environmental Center