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  • Head of Collections, Tisch Library, Tufts University The Tisch Library at Tufts University seeks a Head of Collections who has an enthusiasm for collections analysis and contract negotiations, a deep understanding of scholarly research and communications, and ...
    Posted Apr 14, 2014, 8:03 AM by Ondi Gottesman
  • Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts Minimum Starting Salary: $55,330  Status: Full-timeThe University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Library is seeking an enthusiastic and creative individual to focus on the creation, maintenance, and enrichment of ...
    Posted Apr 8, 2014, 10:50 AM by Ondi Gottesman
  • LIBRARY FELLOW FOR RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT 2014-2016 The Library Fellows Program at MIT was created to provide exceptional, early-career library professionals the opportunity to contribute to program areas of distinction and strategic priority in a dynamic ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2014, 7:55 AM by Ondi Gottesman
  • LIBRARY FELLOW FOR DIGITAL ARCHIVES 2014-2016 The Library Fellows Program at MIT was created to provide exceptional, early-career library professionals the opportunity to contribute to program areas of distinction and strategic priority in a dynamic ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2014, 6:46 AM by Ondi Gottesman
  • Digital Collections Associate -- Collections Strategy and Management (Library Assistant III) **This is a two year term appointment with the possibility of extension.** The MIT Libraries is seeking a production‐and service‐oriented individual to join the Digital/MIT Publications Team ...
    Posted Mar 31, 2014, 6:16 AM by Ondi Gottesman
  • Library Assistant III -- UMass Dartmouth GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESThe Library Assistant III performs a range of duties relating to acquiring, processing, and making available resources to library users, as well as assisting ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2014, 11:16 AM by Ondi Gottesman
  • Assistant Manager of Computer Operations -- UMass Dartmouth GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESManages Learning Commons and Scholarly Commons (LC) assistants in the LC during assigned evenings; monitors the operation of equipment and supplies. Provides reference and ...
    Posted Feb 26, 2014, 11:15 AM by Ondi Gottesman
  • Wellesley College Human Resources -- Manager of Collection Development -- LTS/Library Collections The Manager of Collection Development provides leadership for the selection and management of resources in all formats and analysis of existing holdings for review and retention.   Supervises 3 collection librarians ...
    Posted Feb 21, 2014, 7:56 AM by Ondi Gottesman
  • Access Services Associate -- Information Delivery and Library Access (ID&LA) (Library Assistant III) The MIT Libraries seek a reliable, enthusiastic, and service-oriented person to contribute to the work of our access services team. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a ...
    Posted Jan 30, 2014, 1:26 PM by Ondi Gottesman
  • Scanning and Annex Services Assistant -- Information Delivery and Library Access (Library Assistant II) **This is a two year term appointment with the possibility of extension.** The MIT Libraries is seeking an industrious, service-oriented individual to contribute to document delivery operations of the ...
    Posted Jan 28, 2014, 2:02 PM by Ondi Gottesman
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Head of Collections, Tisch Library, Tufts University

posted Apr 14, 2014, 8:03 AM by Ondi Gottesman

The Tisch Library at Tufts University seeks a Head of Collections who has an enthusiasm for collections analysis and contract negotiations, a deep understanding of scholarly research and communications, and a commitment to working in a collaborative environment.

The Head of Collections provides leadership and coordination for developing a holistic collection development strategy to support the schools of Arts, Sciences and Engineering teaching and research programs. Responsible for supervising 1 staff member and 2 collections librarians, with whom s/he shares selection responsibilities, preferably in the sciences. Provides collections analysis and metrics to inform the strategic allocation of the Tisch Library's collections budget and shared library collections activities at Tufts; negotiates shared licenses across the Tufts libraries. The Head also provides leadership regarding the changing scholarly communication landscape and its implications for collections business models and budgets. As the chair of the Collections Steering Team, s/he works with colleagues from all the Tufts libraries to develop coordinated collections initiatives in a decentralized environment. Reports to the Associate Director for Collections and User Services.

Basic Requirements:

LS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution OR demonstrated equivalent through significant advanced degree, e.g., PhD, and extensive library experience in collections

Minimum of 5 years collection development experience in an academic library

Solid contract negotiation experience

Strong analytical skills and experience with statistical analysis, including producing reports, visualizing data, and effectively communicating findings

Experience with developing collections budgets and budget projections

Knowledge of current issues and trends in scholarly publishing and their ramifications on collections business models and licenses

Demonstrated awareness of national trends and developments in shared and consortial collection development and management

Demonstrated collaboration skills and ability to work across organizational boundaries

Must successfully complete all appropriate background checks as required


Preferred Qualifications:

Two (2) or more years of successful supervisory experience

Graduate course work or an additional degree in an academic discipline, preferably the sciences, and a deep understanding of the research, literature and information sources in that area.


Special Work Schedule Requirements:Some weekend and evening hours are possible.

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Apply Here


Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, North Dartmouth, Massachusetts

posted Apr 8, 2014, 10:50 AM by Ondi Gottesman

Minimum Starting Salary: $55,330  Status: Full-time
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth Library is seeking an enthusiastic and creative individual to focus on the creation, maintenance, and enrichment of metadata representing the library’s digital, physical, and virtual collections. The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian manages the ongoing work of the Cataloging Department and is responsible for the cataloging of materials in all formats, including print and digital resources. The Librarian will work closely with colleagues to evaluate and document policies, procedures and workflows for cataloging, database maintenance and non-MARC metadata creation within the library. In addition, he/she will collaborate with Systems & Digital Services, Archives & Special Collections and other departments to help establish metadata policies and procedures for digital projects. He/she will serve as a forward-thinking leader within and beyond Library Technical Services on matters of resource description and metadata management. For the complete position description please go to www.umassd.edu/hr.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or equivalentacademic library cataloging experience and metadata creation of material in all formats, including electronic/digital resources; experience using cataloging standards and tools such as AACR2/RDA, MARC, LCC, LCSH, MARC21 and OCLC ConnexionExperience in creating and editing non-MARC metadata using standards and schema such as Dublin Core, EAD, etc.experience with integrated library systems or unified resource management systems, and online bibliographic utilities; working knowledge of cataloging standards and tools including AACR2/RDA, LCC, LCSH, MARC21, FRBR, OCLC WorldCat, and OCLC Connexionknowledge of one or more non-MARC metadata schemes such as Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS, etc; strong problem solving skillsproven capability for managing a variety of tasks and multiple prioritiesability to work collaboratively and independently in a team environment;demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession;proficiency with Microsoft Office applications (especially MS Excel)proven ability and willingness to share expertise with colleaguesStrong service orientation and awareness of end user needs as related to cataloging policies and proceduresExcellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with metadata issues related to the discovery of academic resources with next-generation discovery platforms and other web-based search engines;experience planning and implementing metadata schema for digital collections; demonstrated effective supervisory or leadership experience.

To apply please submit online a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for up to three references at www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/.

LIBRARY FELLOW FOR RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT 2014-2016

posted Mar 31, 2014, 7:55 AM by Ondi Gottesman

The Library Fellows Program at MIT was created to provide exceptional, early-career library professionals the opportunity to contribute to program areas of distinction and strategic priority in a dynamic academic research library. Fellows will work with and learn from colleagues who are recognized leaders in developing programs which serve the expanding needs of this world-class institution as well as contributing to the wider academic community. Library Fellows will have the opportunity to expand their skills and experience in ways that position them to excel and lead in the research library profession. Applications are invited for this two-year position, with a start date planned for summer or early fall of 2014.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This position will support and expand our evolving services for research data management (RDM), working with staff within the Libraries as well as the wider MIT community. The Fellow will report to the Convener of the Research Data Services Working Group (which provides the Libraries’ data management services, for all disciplines and formats across MIT). Potential activities include:

·         Providing research data management services such as consultations, workshops, and maintenance of

self-help services;

·         Participation in projects such as building documentation for providing RDM consulting and investigating

available data management planning tools and services;

·         Conducting research and assessment to better understand research data management needs at MIT;

·         Supporting development of services to enable MIT researchers to comply with requirements from

publishers and funding bodies for open access to research data (in collaboration with the Office of

Scholarly Publishing, Copyright, and Licensing);

·         Exploring additional services for research data management;

·         Collaborating with related Libraries' services, such as those regarding archives, departmental liaisons,

personal information management, and/or digital curation;

·         Monitoring trends to help the Libraries stay up-to-date on RDM.

 

Specific position/project responsibilities will be more fully developed early in the appointment, based on the strengths and opportunities presented by the appointee.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or an advanced degree in a relevant subject/field received within the past two years and an articulated special interest in and foundation for gaining expertise in research data management. In addition we are seeking candidates with: a demonstrated understanding of and interest in the mission of academic libraries; evidence of self-directed learning and adaptability; facility in the use of technologies, and experience and interest in emerging library technologies; excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and to work successfully with a diverse population; strong communication skills including the ability to write and document clearly; demonstrated good judgment in priority setting; demonstrated initiative and innovative spirit; demonstrated ability to be flexible and tolerate ambiguity; the potential for success working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; commitment to professional growth and contribution; and, leadership potential as confirmed by references. Applicants must be eligible, without requiring MIT sponsorship, to work immediately in the U.S. for a two-year period.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $53,500 minimum annual salary. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health, dental and vision plans, a retirement plan, and tuition assistance. Fellows will be provided a modest relocation allowance. An annual allowance will be provided for professional development with additional funds available for skill development as appropriate.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/. Please include cover letter (speaking to interest in a career in academic libraries as well as specific skills, interest in program area as defined), résumé, and contact information for three references. References may include library faculty, supervisors, mentors, etc.

– individuals who can speak to potential for success as Library Fellow. Full consideration will be given to applications received by May 12, 2014 for this and a second position (Library Fellow for Digital Archives). MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a world-class education and research institution committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world's great challenges. It is dedicated to providing its students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. We seek to develop in each member of the MIT community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.

Located on 168 acres that extend more than a mile along the Cambridge side of the Charles River Basin, MIT is independent, coeducational, and privately endowed. Its five schools and one college encompass numerous academic departments, divisions, and degree-granting programs, as well as interdisciplinary centers, laboratories, and programs whose work cuts across traditional departmental boundaries.

The MIT Libraries support the Institute's programs of research and study with holdings of more than 2.9 million print volumes and 3.1 million special format items, and terabytes of MIT-owned digital content. In addition, rare special collections, Institute records, historical documents, and papers of noted faculty are held in the Institute Archives and Special Collections. The library budget is approximately $24M and the staff is comprised of 170 members. Library resources and services are accessible to students and researchers through the Libraries’ website (http://libraries;mit;edu/), and library spaces are widely available for both collaborative work and quiet study. Library resources are supplemented by innovative services for bioinformatics, GIS, metadata, and social science and other research data. Through a culture that encourages innovation and collaboration, the MIT Libraries are working to redefine the role of the 21st century library – making collections more accessible than ever before, and shaping the future of scholarly research. Library staff, at all levels, contribute to this spirit of innovation and to the mission of promoting learning, discovery and the advancement of knowledge at MIT and beyond.

The MIT Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in ArchivesSpace, arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, BorrowDirect, Boston Library Consortium, DDI Alliance, DuraSpace, HathiTrust, CLIR/Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions, EDUCAUSE, National Digital Stewardship Alliance, NISO, North East Research Libraries, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and ORCID. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris’ !leph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed E_S_O’s Discovery Service; The !rchives uses !rchivist’s Toolkit

and is migrating to ArchivesSpace. DSpace@MIT, a digital repository developed over the past ten years by the MIT Libraries, serves to capture, preserve and communicate the intellectual output of MIT's faculty and research community. Other MIT repositories include: Dome, a second DSpace instance, providing access to a sizable image collection and other digital collections owned by the MIT Libraries; the MIT Geodata Repository for a diverse collection of GIS Data; and MIT Libraries’ Dataverse for licensed social science datasets. 

LIBRARY FELLOW FOR DIGITAL ARCHIVES 2014-2016

posted Mar 31, 2014, 6:46 AM by Ondi Gottesman

The Library Fellows Program at MIT was created to provide exceptional, early-career library professionals the opportunity to contribute to program areas of distinction and strategic priority in a dynamic academic research library. Fellows will work with and learn from colleagues who are recognized leaders in developing programs which serve the expanding needs of this world-class institution as well as contributing to the wider academic community. Library Fellows will have the opportunity to expand their skills and experience in ways that position them to excel and lead in the research library profession. Applications are invited for this two-year position, with a start date planned for fall of 2014.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Digital Archivist, the activities of this position will expand and build upon already established foundations of our digital archives program. Work will provide opportunities to collaborate with Curation and Preservation Services; the Office of Scholarly Publishing, Copyright and Licensing; Information Technology and Discovery Services; Digital Library Application Development; Collections Strategy and Management; as well as the Digital Sustainability Lab. Potential activities include:

·         Workflow analysis, implementation, and documentation related to digital archives management,

building on existing work and addressing gaps;

 

·         Resource acquisition/ingest and issue resolution around file authentication, access and intellectual

property rights restrictions, etc.

 

·         Assisting with analysis, understanding, and implementation of tools for processing and managing digital

archives (ex. ArchivesSpace, Curator’s WorkBench (UNC), BitCurator, Archivematica) and the tools’

interactions with other software and systems.

Specific position/project responsibilities will be more fully developed early in the appointment, based on the strengths and opportunities presented by the appointee.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must have an ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS or an advanced degree in a relevant subject/field received within the past two years and an articulated special interest in and foundation for gaining expertise in digital archives. In addition we are seeking candidates with: a demonstrated understanding of and interest in the mission of academic libraries; evidence of self-directed learning and adaptability; facility in the use of technologies, and experience and interest in exploring emerging technologies; excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team and to work successfully with a diverse population; strong communication skills and the ability to write and document clearly; demonstrated good judgment in priority setting; demonstrated initiative and an innovative spirit; demonstrated ability to be flexible and tolerate ambiguity; the potential for success working in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; commitment to professional growth and contribution; and, leadership potential as confirmed by references. Applicants must be eligible, without requiring MIT sponsorship, to work immediately in the U.S. for a two-year period.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: $53,500 minimum annual salary. MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health, dental and vision plans, a retirement plan, and tuition assistance. Fellows will be provided a modest relocation allowance. An annual allowance will be provided for professional development with additional funds available for skill development as appropriate.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/. Applications must include cover letter (speaking to interest in a career in academic libraries as well as specific skills, interest in program area as defined), résumé, and contact information for three references. References may include library faculty, supervisors, mentors, etc. – individuals who can speak to potential for success as Library Fellow. Full consideration will be given to applications received by May 12, 2014 for this and a second position (Library Fellow for Research Data Management). MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and minority candidates.

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a world-class education and research institution committed to generating, disseminating, and preserving knowledge, and to working with others to bring this knowledge to bear on the world's great challenges. It is dedicated to providing its students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of discovery with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. We seek to develop in each member of the MIT community the ability and passion to work wisely, creatively, and effectively for the betterment of humankind.

Located on 168 acres that extend more than a mile along the Cambridge side of the Charles River Basin, MIT is independent, coeducational, and privately endowed. Its five schools and one college encompass numerous academic departments, divisions, and degree-granting programs, as well as interdisciplinary centers, laboratories, and programs whose work cuts across traditional departmental boundaries.

The MIT Libraries support the Institute's programs of research and study with holdings of more than 2.9 million print volumes and 3.1 million special format items, and terabytes of MIT-owned digital content. In addition, rare special collections, Institute records, historical documents, and papers of noted faculty are held in the Institute Archives and Special Collections. The library budget is approximately $24M and the staff is comprised of 170 members. Library resources and services are accessible to students and researchers through the Libraries’ website (http://libraries.mit.edu/), and library spaces are widely available for both collaborative work and quiet study. Library resources are supplemented by innovative services for bioinformatics, GIS, metadata, and social science and other research data. Through a culture that encourages innovation and collaboration, the MIT Libraries are working to redefine the role of the 21st century library – making collections more accessible than ever before, and shaping the future of scholarly research. Library staff, at all levels, contribute to this spirit of innovation and to the mission of promoting learning, discovery and the advancement of knowledge at MIT and beyond.

The MIT Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in ArchivesSpace, arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, BorrowDirect, Boston Library Consortium, DDI Alliance, DuraSpace, HathiTrust, CLIR/Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, Coalition of Open Access Policy Institutions, EDUCAUSE, National Digital Stewardship Alliance, NISO, North East Research Libraries, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and ORCID. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris’ !leph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed E_S_O’s Discovery Service; The Archives uses Archivists’ Toolkit and is migrating to ArchivesSpace. DSpace@MIT, a digital repository developed over the past ten years by the MIT Libraries, serves to capture, preserve and communicate the intellectual output of MIT's faculty and research community. Other MIT repositories include: Dome, a second DSpace instance, providing access to a sizable image collection and other digital collections owned by the MIT Libraries; the MIT Geodata Repository for a diverse collection of GIS Data; and MIT Libraries’ DataVerse for licensed social science datasets. 

Digital Collections Associate -- Collections Strategy and Management (Library Assistant III)

posted Mar 31, 2014, 6:16 AM by Ondi Gottesman

**This is a two year term appointment with the possibility of extension.**

The MIT Libraries is seeking a production‐and service‐oriented individual to join the Digital/MIT Publications Team. This position provides the opportunity to contribute to the work of building the Libraries’ digital collections and to gain experience in a dynamic academic library setting.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Digital Operations Coordinator, the Associate’s primary responsibility is metadata production assistance related to the Libraries digital collections. S/he will create, edit, and maintain bibliographic records in the Libraries’ institutional repositories for objects added to the Open Access Collection, MIT Technical Report or Working Paper series, and other digital collections, participate in problem resolution, and assist with data cleanup projects. In support of digital collections preparation and project work, the Associate will survey the Libraries collections in all formats for existing content, search for corresponding catalog records, and gather data (e.g. bibliographic, use, condition) related to digital content to be added. S/he will participate in adapting processes and workflows to specific project needs, creating documentation, and will be responsible for tracking work and producing status reports. Other duties of the Associate include processing born digital technical reports and working papers and related metadata creation, processing e‐thesis submissions, answering thesis reference and procedural questions, and maintaining the LibGuide for the thesis FAQ. The Associate will provide training to team members and other assistants and will direct the work of student assistants. S/he may participate in local and system‐wide committees and/or projects and will perform other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required – Two years direct/related experience which provides understanding of metadata and cataloging; post high school education can count toward experience. Solid experience with automated library systems and with standard computer software such as word processing and spreadsheet programs, e‐mail, and internet technologies. Strong technical skills including ability to create/maintain macros and use database applications and wikis, as well as a demonstrated affinity for and adeptness in learning, understanding and effectively using new software and technology. Aptitude for accurate, detail oriented work and strong data entry skills. Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities and work with minimal supervision. Ability to identify problems and carry out solutions independently or in collaboration with others. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, and ability to work as an integral part of a service team. Demonstrated initiative and flexibility for successfully adapting and working creatively in a dynamic environment. Preferred ‐Experience with one or more of the following: cataloging records including OCLC searching; the ALEPH library system, DSpace; AACR2 and MARC21; XML; metadata standards, including IEEE Learning Object Metadata (LOM) and Dublin Core (DC). Experience in academic and/or research library and/or a customer service environment.

HOURS: 35 hours per week, Monday‐Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Some flexibility in scheduling is possible.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/index.html.

MIT offers excellent benefits including health and dental plans and tuition assistance. The MIT Libraries affords a flexible and collegial working environment and provides opportunities for training and skill development.

MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and ethnic minority candidates.

March 2013 

Library Assistant III -- UMass Dartmouth

posted Feb 26, 2014, 11:16 AM by Ondi Gottesman

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The Library Assistant III performs a range of duties relating to acquiring, processing, and making available resources to library users, as well as assisting users in discovery and use of resources. Primary responsibility may lie within a single department or division. Due to the interoperability of library systems and patron service needs, individuals may be cross-trained in multiple library departments.

This position has a Public Service Focus, with additional responsibilities relating to document delivery.

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Supervises and shares in the daily operation of the of the Circulation/Reserve desk, including sharing in the evening and weekend and holiday coverage.

• Adjusts functional work schedules of student assistants to maintain efficient workflow and adequate service coverage.

• May assume responsibility for the operation of the library facility including arranging for coverage of service points as required for student coverage.

• Shares in the training and daily supervision of student employees.

• May evaluate student employee performance and productivity, recommends disciplinary action as necessary.

• Charges, renews, and discharges library materials using manual and automated systems to record materials.

• Monitors the borrowing of library materials by determining the eligibility of borrowers, including special programs, and by contacting library users for the return of books and other materials.

• Records the payment of fines and fees, and may process money received, to facilitate use and accountability for library materials.

• Processes reserve material, including aiding users in placing material on reserve.

• Assigns and monitors shelving activity, placing library materials in their proper location.

• Verifies proper locations of books and other library materials by searching the library for misplaced items and by retrieving books and other materials as requested.

• Aids library users in providing information concerning materials, library rules and procedures, and library facilities;suggests and explains the proper methods of locating and using materials to facilitate patrons' use of the library.

• Creates and inputs brief bibliographic records into the library's ILS for temporary use for circulation items.

• Searches online inter-campus Student Information System and places holds on grades, schedules, and diplomas to ensure that borrower clear obligations at the library.

• Reports safety, security, and maintenance problems to ensure that facilities, equipment, and furnishings are properly maintained.

•Arrange for interlibrary loans from local consortia by locating, mailing and receiving materials; compiling statistics; and maintaining ongoing communication with participating libraries.

•Processes receipts and returns of interlibrary loan materials via the Virtual Catalog networks to properly record their disposition.

•Assists in monitoring the Virtual Catalog overdue by contacting and maintaining ongoing communication with participating libraries.

•Prepares consortial interlibrary loan statistics when primary person is unavailable.

•Performs other related duties as assigned

          

Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS  REQUIRED  AT  HIRE  (List knowledge, skills, abilities)

1.     Skill in typing.    

2.     Ability to gather information by examining records and documents.      

3.     Ability to work accurately with names, numbers, codes and/or symbols.           

4.     Ability to assemble items of information according to established procedures.  

5.     Ability to communicate effectively in oral expression.

6.     Ability to deal tactfully with others.        

7.     Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.           

8.     Ability to stand for prolonged periods of time.   

9.     Ability to follow oral and written instructions.    

10.     Ability to maintain accurate records.    

11.     Ability to read, write and comprehend the English language.

12.     Knowledge of library reference materials and services including dictionaries, atlases, almanacs, bibliographies, catalogues, etc.           

13.     Knowledge of library filing system such as alphabetic, classified and chronological.  

14.     Knowledge of the types and uses of library equipment.           

15.     Skill in mending and repairing books and other library material.          

16.     Ability to understand and apply agency procedures and guidelines governing the purchase of supplies, materials and equipment.        

17.     Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining subordinates' training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.           

18.     Ability to prepare general reports.         

19.     Knowledge of the methods used in performing library research and bibliographic searches.   

20.     Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of supervision.

21.     Knowledge of On-Line Computer Library Center (OCLC) bibliographic system.

22.     Knowledge of the methods of general report writing.   

23.     Ability to recognize and assess the need for equipment and personnel.

24.     Ability to interview and select candidates for library positions.

25.     Ability to plan and prepare reference guides, exhibits, displays and presentations.    

MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must have at least (A) two years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, paraprofessional experience as a library assistant and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitution below.

Substitution: An Associate's or higher degree may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A).

You can find the State Specifications @ http://www.mass.edu/foremployees/classificationspecs/classspecs-pers.asp#C.


Additional Information:

SUPERVISION RECEIVED (Name and title of person from whom incumbent receives direction)

Receives direct supervision from Library Circulation Manager, who provides procedural and technical guidance, assigns work, and reviews performance through observation, reports, and conferences for effectiveness and compliance with established standards, procedures, policies, rules, and regulations.

DIRECT REPORTING STAFF

Exercises functional supervision for up to thirty (30) temporary, work study, and graduate students.

 

DATE: February 25, 2014

POSITION(S) Library Assistant III

DIVISION: Library Services

DEPARTMENT: Library-Access Services

JOB GRADE: -14

NO. OF POSITIONS: 1

HOURS: *Tuesday -Thursday 10am-6pm,Friday and Saturday 9am-5pm

* Shift subject to change during summer session, semester breaks, and exam periods*

STATE FUNDED: X

COMBINED INTERNAL / EXTERNAL: X     

SALARY MIN. $713.80 PER WEEK MAX. $994.92 PER WEEK


Application Instructions:

To apply please submit online a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references @ http://www.umassd.edu/hr/employmentopportunities/. 

DEADLINE FOR INTERNALS: March 7, 2014.

DEADLINE FOR EXTERNALS: IS MARCH 14, 2014.


About University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:

 The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional and global economic, social, and cultural development.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

UMass Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.

Assistant Manager of Computer Operations -- UMass Dartmouth

posted Feb 26, 2014, 11:15 AM by Ondi Gottesman

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Manages Learning Commons and Scholarly Commons (LC) assistants in the LC during assigned evenings; monitors the operation of equipment and supplies. Provides reference and technical assistance to patrons of the Learning/Scholarly Commons. Primary responsibility for the Library in evenings and backup supervisor for evening Circulation Service Desk.

DETAILED STATEMENT OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Acts as the Library's primary supervisor during the assigned evening shift.
  • Assists with the planning and design of LC services and spaces.
  • Provides customer service from the LC Service Desk including responding to library and technology inquiries from students, faculty, and staff.
  • Manages LC assistants in the LC spaces, including training on policies and procedures, assigning work schedules, evaluating performance, hiring, and terminating when appropriate.
  • Provides training on LC Service Desk protocols to LC Service Desk staff.
  • Monitors the operation of computers, printers, scanners in LC spaces to ensure their proper operation.
  • Manages the overall physical space of the LC, including the facility's overall presentation and effective signage.
  • Provides assistance to patrons in the use of COIN, VPN, and other University  technical resources, as appropriate.
  • Provides reference assistance to patrons.
  • Trains LC assistants on the use of Library resources.
  • Trains Library staff and student assistants on the use of LC resources.
  • Manages inventory of supplies in the LC, ensuring adequate supplies and inventories.
  • Serves on committees to evaluate policies and procedures of the LC. Makes recommendations for changes or new policies and procedures to ensure efficiency and consistency of operations.
  • Participates in data gathering for activity in the LC.
  • Serves as backup supervisor at the Circulation Service Desk.
  • Serves on appropriate Library and campus committees.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

 

Requirements:

QUALIFICATIONS   REQUIRED  AT  HIRE  (List knowledge, skills, abilities)

  • Knowledge of the terminology, codes and standard abbreviations used in electronic data processing.
  • Knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of EDP equipment.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of EDP.
  • Knowledge of the types and applications of job control language applicable to EDP operating systems.
  • Knowledge of the standard office practices relative to record keeping and report preparation.
  • Knowledge of the methods of general report writing.
  • Knowledge of the methods and techniques of operating computers and peripheral devices (tape drives, consoles, input/output devices, etc.)
  • Knowledge of the methods used in the preparation of flow charts and diagrams.
  • Knowledge of the types, availability and applications of EDP operating systems including communication networks.
  • Skill in operating EDP equipment such as consoles, input/output devices, etc.
  • Ability to supervise, including planning and assigning work according to the nature of the job to be accomplished, the capabilities of subordinates and available resources; controlling work through periodic reviews and/or evaluations; determining subordinates' training needs and providing or arranging for such training; motivating subordinates to work effectively; determining the need for disciplinary action and either recommending or initiating disciplinary action.
  • Ability to analyze and determine the applicability of electronic processing data, to draw conclusions and to make appropriate recommendations.
  • Ability to understand and apply the policies, procedures, specifications, standards and guidelines governing assigned unit activities.
  • Ability to work in a team setting.
  • Ability to adjust to changing situations to meet emergency or changing production requirements.
  • Ability to give oral and written instructions in a precise and understandable manner.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as computer printouts, operating manuals, specifications and layouts for  EDP equipment.
  • Ability to prepare general reports.
  • Ability to establish and maintain harmonious working relationships with others.
  • Ability to maintain accurate records.
  • Ability to prepare and use flow charts and diagrams.
  • Ability to work accurately with names, numbers, codes and symbols.
  • Ability to perform arithmetical computations with speed and accuracy (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division).
  • MINIMUM ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
  • Applicants must have at least (A) three years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, experience in electronic data processing work, the major duties of which included diagnosing and correcting computer program defects, data errors, and/or equipment failures, and (B) of which at least one year must have been in a supervisory or administrative capacity, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions as per the Massachusetts Classification Specification. You can find the State Specifications at http://www.mass.edu/foremployees/classificationspecs/classspecs-pers.asp#C.
  • NOTE: No substitutions will be permitted for the required (B) experience.

 


Additional Information:

SUPERVISION RECEIVED (Name and title of person from whom incumbent receives direction)

Receives direct supervision from the Library Access Services Division Head, who provides procedural and technical guidance, assigns work and reviews performance through inspection, reports and conferences for effectiveness and compliance with established standards, procedures, policies, rules and regulations.

DIRECT REPORTING STAFF

Shares in the supervision of up to 30 Learning Commons and library student assistants.

Date: February 25, 2014

POSITION(S): Assistant Manager of Computer Operations

DIVISION: Library Services

DEPARTMENT: Library-Access Services

JOB GRADE: -19

NO. OF POSITIONS: 1

HOURS: *Sunday -Thursday 6pm - 2am

*Subject to change during summer session, semester breaks, and exam periods*

STATE FUNDED: X

INTERNAL/EXTERNAL: X

SALARY MIN. $923.56 PER WEEK MAX. $1312.35 MAX PER WEEK


About University of Massachusetts Dartmouth:

The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth distinguishes itself as a vibrant public university actively engaged in personalized teaching and innovative research, and acting as an intellectual catalyst for regional and global economic, social, and cultural development.

The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.

UMass Dartmouth is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Title IX Employer.

Wellesley College Human Resources -- Manager of Collection Development -- LTS/Library Collections

posted Feb 21, 2014, 7:56 AM by Ondi Gottesman

The Manager of Collection Development provides leadership for the selection and management of resources in all formats and analysis of existing holdings for review and retention.   Supervises 3 collection librarians and 1.5 resource sharing staff members.   Works with others in allocating and monitoring the acquisitions budget.   Analyzes use trends, as well as market trends, of library resources, and manages processes for analyzing collection use (both print and digital) and makes retention and reformatting decisions. Develops and analyzes resource expenditures and explores costs of new acquisitions, ongoing licensing agreements, and current print and digital holdings.   Assists in negotiating acquisition costs and vendor contracts for journal packages, e-book collections, and databases.

Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences or equivalent.  5-7 years working in a library (academic preferred), including data analysis and collections management; prior supervisory experience required.  Broad understanding of the mission of higher education and the required support of library resources; significant knowledge of collection management practices and library resource assessment, including evaluating purchases and analyzing use data; significant knowledge of specific subject disciplines (sciences preferred) for collection development; budget and financial experience.  Must be able to work in a culturally diverse environment.

 

To apply online, please use the following link: https://career.wellesley.edu or to: Human Resources Office, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02481. Electronic submissions are preferred.  Position is open until filled.

 

Wellesley College is an EO/AA educational institution and employer.  The College is committed to increasing the diversity of the college community and the curriculum.  Candidates who believe they will contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply.

 

Visit our website at http://www.wellesley.edu/hr/

Access Services Associate -- Information Delivery and Library Access (ID&LA) (Library Assistant III)

posted Jan 30, 2014, 1:26 PM by Ondi Gottesman

The MIT Libraries seek a reliable, enthusiastic, and service-oriented person to contribute to the work of our access services team. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic library environment and to gain valuable pre-professional experience in access services and information delivery.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Access Services Manager, the Access Services Associate actively participates to varying degrees in circulation, reserves, stacking and service desk operations. S/he delivers high quality information service to the MIT community across ID&LA service points, both physical and virtual, and is responsible for the interpretation of library policies and procedures to users and for providing information about access to collections and space. S/he shares responsibility for opening/closing the library and for reporting facilities and safety incidents/issues. Position responsibilities may also include handling financial transactions, physical space and collection management, collecting and analyzing statistics, and processing materials for the collections, working with staff across the Libraries to resolve complex problems and issues. The Access Services Associate contributes to the formulation of service enhancements, policy development and streamlining work practices. S/he also participates in training staff, contributes to the development of documentation and training materials, and is actively involved in planning, testing, and implementing new services, procedures, and systems. The Associate hires and directs the work of student assistants and serves as a resource to library assistants and student and temporary workers, sharing in-depth knowledge of library operations, procedures and technical applications. S/he may also coordinate staff and student project work. The Associate participates in local and library-wide committees/teams/groups or projects and performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required – Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and related experience. Minimum of two years direct/related experience that provides an understanding of library or service functions (post high school education can count toward experience). In-depth experience with automated library systems and with standard software (e.g. MS Office, e-mail, calendar) as well as an ability to generate reports and to work with data. Excellent customer service skills and a strong commitment to public service. Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to work and contribute both independently and as an integral part of a service team, and to work collaboratively and to interact effectively with a diverse group of people. Strong communication skills including
ability to listen to and understand user requests and to interpret policies and procedures clearly. Excellent organizational skills, including ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines , as well as problem solving skills that include ability to identify and analyze problems and exercise good judgment in carrying out solutions with minimal supervision. Demonstrated desire to learn and a keenness for mastering new software, systems and technology and for assisting others in their use. Demonstrated initiative and flexibility for successfully adapting and working creatively in a dynamic environment. Ability to work under pressure. Exemplary attendance and dependability a must. Ability to lift 40 lbs, move boxes, shelve library materials and push book trucks; tolerance for exposure to dust. Preferred -Experience in academic and/or research library. Experience in customer service environment. Experience working with integrated library system such as Aleph. Experience in training and/or directing the work of others.

HOURS: 35 hours per week. Tuesday – Saturday schedule including opening and evening shifts; hours may change based on coverage needs and MIT's academic calendar.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/index.html.

MIT offers excellent benefits including choice of health plans, a dental plan, and tuition assistance. MIT Libraries affords a flexible and collegial work environment and provides opportunities for training and skill development.

MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and ethnic minority candidates.
                                                                                                           January 2014

Scanning and Annex Services Assistant -- Information Delivery and Library Access (Library Assistant II)

posted Jan 28, 2014, 2:02 PM by Ondi Gottesman

**This is a two year term appointment with the possibility of extension.**

The MIT Libraries is seeking an industrious, service-oriented individual to contribute to document delivery operations of the Library Storage Annex. This position provides the opportunity for using and developing technical and library skill sets related to scanning, document delivery, and digital libraries and is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in a dynamic academic library setting.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Annex Services and User Experience Librarian, the Scanning and Annex Services Assistant oversees the electronic article delivery operations of the Annex. S/he is responsible for liaising with staff in the Libraries Digital Imaging and Resource Sharing departments in applying new document delivery technologies and workflows to an expanding article delivery service. Typical digital scanning duties include: retrieving requested materials from Annex stacks and Harvard Depository; daily preparation of digital scan files for desktop delivery of requested articles; assisting patrons with trouble-shooting tips for downloading documents; management of scanning equipment and software; creating and maintaining related documentation manuals. The Assistant works closely with supervisor and other staff to meet customer deadlines and production goals, while maintaining MIT Libraries’ quality standards for all scanning activities. S/he participates in other Annex functions such as: receiving patron requests; verifying citations in the online catalog; assisting on-site requestors; and, processing new incoming materials for storage. The Assistant communicates and works collaboratively across the Libraries and may participate in local and library-wide committees/teams/groups or projects.  S/he trains and directs the work of student employees and performs other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Minimum 6 months direct/related experience that provides some understanding of scanning and library service functions; post-high school education can count toward experience. Experience using library catalogs and other bibliographic databases. Technical experience with digital imaging equipment and related Windows-based software applications. Solid experience with standard computer software, demonstrated ability to master new software, systems and technology as well as ability to assist others in their use. Evidence of strong organizational and time management skills; ability to meet deadlines, manage competing priorities and work with minimal supervision. Evidence of initiative and ability to identify problems and carry out solutions. Demonstrated commitment to and ability to deliver high quality customer services. Aptitude for accurate and detail oriented work. Strong communication and interpersonal skills. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, to be flexible and to succeed in a fast-past, rapidly-changing environment. Work requires ability to lift 40 lbs., to shelve and shift boxes of library materials, push book trucks, and tolerance for exposure to dust. Desired: Experience in academic or research library environment. Experience in a customer service setting. Experience working with interlibrary loan or document delivery and software such as Aleph and ILLiad.

HOURS: 35 hours per week, Monday-Friday, between 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Some flexibility in scheduling is possible.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://hrweb.mit.edu/staffing/index.html.

MIT offers excellent benefits including a choice of health plans, a dental plan, and tuition assistance. The MIT Libraries affords a flexible and collegial working environment and provides opportunities for training and skill development.

MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly encourages applications from qualified women and ethnic minority candidates.

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