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Discussion Librarian II/III - Engineering and Media Lab Librarian, MIT Libraries (Apply by Oct 10)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 03:07 pm

Engineering and Media Lab Librarian
Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services
Librarian II/III

http://careers.mit.edu/

The MIT Libraries seek an enthusiastic and collaborative professional to serve as an Engineering Librarian and to coordinate a team of colleagues supporting the renowned MIT Media Lab.

Engineering and Media Lab Librarian
Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services
Librarian II/III

http://careers.mit.edu/

The MIT Libraries seek an enthusiastic and collaborative professional to serve as an Engineering Librarian and to coordinate a team of colleagues supporting the renowned MIT Media Lab.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by October 10, 2017; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly welcomes applications from qualified women and minority candidates.

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Discussion Engineering and Media Lab Librarian, MIT Libraries (Apply by Oct 10)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 03:07 pm

Engineering and Media Lab Librarian
Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services
Librarian II/III

http://careers.mit.edu/

The MIT Libraries seek an enthusiastic and collaborative professional to serve as an Engineering Librarian and to coordinate a team of colleagues supporting the renowned MIT Media Lab.

Engineering and Media Lab Librarian
Liaison, Instruction and Reference Services
Librarian II/III

http://careers.mit.edu/

The MIT Libraries seek an enthusiastic and collaborative professional to serve as an Engineering Librarian and to coordinate a team of colleagues supporting the renowned MIT Media Lab.

The Engineering and Media Lab (EML) Librarian serves as the Libraries’ expert on the research, teaching and learning practices related to Mechanical Engineering, the MIT Media Lab, and selected other engineering departments and interdisciplinary centers. As a liaison, the EML Librarian will:

• Provide innovative instruction and design learning experiences that address research practice, information and data management, and key issues of the global, digitally-networkedinformation ecosystem.
• Offer expert research support throughout the entire research cycle from discovery to management of information and data to the development and dissemination of research products.
• Develop a program of outreach, drawing upon the full range of library services, to facilitate the success of varied research endeavors including local and global collaborations, interdisciplinary teams, industry or grand challenges competitions, online learning projects, and original undergraduate and graduate student research.
• Use institutional knowledge to facilitate collaborative learning communities and foster scholarly communities of practice with both service design and technologies.
• Engage in resource selection in relevant disciplines, and contribute to library collection development initiatives that both expand access to research through open access and inside-out collection practices, as well as help to shape the functionality of platforms through which information is made available.

Leveraging knowledge of their constituents’ goals and needs, and using systematic business intelligence practices, the EML Librarian gathers and analyzes information that is vital to the success of MIT Libraries’ strategic initiatives and innovative service design. The successful candidate will bring essential expertise, experience, and leadership skills for advancing the partnerships and collaborations needed in the MIT Libraries’ fulfillment of the Future of Libraries Task Force Report recommendations.

The EML Librarian reports to the Department Head for Liaison, Instruction & Reference Services. They work collaboratively with science and engineering colleagues to provide strong and evolving services, and with humanities, management and social science colleagues to support interdisciplinary research. The EML librarian supports the quality and impact of library services by leading or participating in department and system-wide initiatives, serving on teams and task forces, and through leadership or service coordination roles. Professionals who enthusiastically embrace the empathy, courage, self-reflection, and respect essential in a multi-cultural, diverse and inclusive workplace, and who strive to incorporate those values in public service work, research and program development are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Apply online at: http://careers.mit.edu/. Applications must include cover letter and resume. Priority will be given to applications received by October 10, 2017; position open until filled. MIT is strongly and actively committed to diversity within its community and particularly welcomes applications from qualified women and minority candidates.

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Discussion Instruction and Outreach Assistants and Circulation Assistant, University Libraries at Loyola University Chicago (Apply by Sept 18)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 03:06 pm

The University Libraries at Loyola University Chicago have created 4 new part-time assistant positions for students currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited library science program. We plan to hire:

• Two Instruction and Outreach Assistants to work at the Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park
• One Instruction and Outreach Assistant to work at the Water Tower Campus in downtown Chicago
• One Circulation Assistant to work at the Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park

The University Libraries at Loyola University Chicago have created 4 new part-time assistant positions for students currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited library science program. We plan to hire:

• Two Instruction and Outreach Assistants to work at the Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park
• One Instruction and Outreach Assistant to work at the Water Tower Campus in downtown Chicago
• One Circulation Assistant to work at the Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park

Instruction and Outreach Assistant: https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/5693
Circulation Assistant: https://www.careers.luc.edu/postings/5687

These positions will require approximately 15-19 hours of work each week and will continue through late April/early May 2018. The start date will be early October, exact date to be determined. The salary is $18 per hour, and benefits are not included.

To be considered for the position, please fill out an application and submit a cover letter detailing your experience and interest, and a CV/resume. The deadline for applications Monday, September 18, with a review of applications beginning immediately.

Please view the complete position descriptions and submit applications via the Loyola University employee applicant system.

Please contact Niamh McGuigan (nmcguigan@luc.edu) with any questions.

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Discussion Collection Development Librarian and Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art and Architecture, Harvard College Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 03:06 pm

The Harvard College Library is currently seeking candidates for the positions of Collection Development Librarian and Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art and Architecture.

To learn more or apply for these roles, please visit:
http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs

After selecting Administrative/Staff Jobs (either internal or external), click ‘search openings’ and then enter either ‘43159BR’ (for the Collection Development role) or ‘43160BR’ (for the Visual Resources role) in the Auto Req ID Field.

The Harvard College Library is currently seeking candidates for the positions of Collection Development Librarian and Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art and Architecture.

To learn more or apply for these roles, please visit:
http://hr.harvard.edu/search-jobs

After selecting Administrative/Staff Jobs (either internal or external), click ‘search openings’ and then enter either ‘43159BR’ (for the Collection Development role) or ‘43160BR’ (for the Visual Resources role) in the Auto Req ID Field.

Collection Development Librarian
Harvard University seeks an innovative, collaborative, and user-centered Collection Development Librarian to build and manage collections for one of the leading libraries in the world for the study of art, architecture, and visual culture from antiquity to the present. Reporting to the Herman and Joan Suit Librarian of the Fine Arts Library, the incumbent will select monographs and serials in all formats and work collaboratively with selectors in the Fine Arts Library and across Harvard Library. The incumbent will proactively partner with Harvard Library colleagues to develop creative solutions and efficient workflows for managing, acquiring, processing, and preserving library materials. He/she will actively engage with the visual arts community at Harvard to support innovative use of library collections in their teaching, research, and learning activities. To expand access to the Fine Arts Library’s unparalleled holdings of books, journals, visual resources, and special collections to a wider global audience, the Collection Development Librarian will participate in local, national, and international digital initiatives and collaborative collection development partnerships.

Visual Resources Librarian for Islamic Art and Architecture
Reporting to the Visual Resources Librarian, this position is responsible for research support, outreach, and collaboration, through visual materials in the field of Islamic art and architecture, to faculty, students, and researchers. Working in a patron-oriented service environment, this position provides assistance in all aspects of research, teaching, and learning with Islamic visual materials held the Fine Arts Library, as well as with related online resources. Visual materials collections in the Fine Arts Library document all aspects of Islamic art and architecture in all formats, including digital images, 35mm and glass lantern slides for teaching, historic photographs and albums, illustrated publications, postcards, and ephemera. Additional responsibilities include implementation of appropriate and forward-looking image metadata schemes, digital access, participation in collection development and management, and assisting in the development and promotion of Fine Arts Library resources and services. The incumbent works closely with the Bibliographer in the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture and the Photographic Resources Librarian in the Fine Arts Library, as well as the faculty and staff of the Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

 

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ALA Rural, Native, and Tribal Libraries of All Kinds Committee

Event RNTLOAK September 2017 Conference Call

by Jody Gray-IL (staff) on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 11:24 am

Start time: 11am PST/ 12pm MST/ 1pm CST/ 2pm EST

 Toll free number: 877-927-7943

Participant Passcode: 19542802

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Discussion Librarian II - Children's Services, Charleston County Public Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Fri, Sep 15, 2017 at 10:36 am

LIBRARIAN II - CHILDREN'S SERVICES - OTRANTO REGIONAL: Full time position.

http://www.ccpl.org/content.asp?name=Site&catID=6317&parentID=5378 

LIBRARIAN II - CHILDREN'S SERVICES - OTRANTO REGIONAL: Full time position.

http://www.ccpl.org/content.asp?name=Site&catID=6317&parentID=5378 

In our fast growing library system, this candidate serves as the Children's Cluster Head for the locations in the Otranto Cluster; must be able to communicate all information from the Children's Services Coordinator, work on designated system wide projects and attend monthly meetings with other children's cluster heads. As head of Children's Services for the branch, must possess exceptional knowledge and competency of modern principles and practices in children's services and products, both print and electronic, for children from infancy to fifth grade. Provide reader's advisory and information services to customers of the Children's Department; knowledge of and experience with parent education initiatives, Every Child Ready to Read, and early literacy skills are desirable. Ability to promote use of the library and its services to youth, their caregivers, educators, and advocacy groups through outreach events, school visits, and library tours is necessary. Must also be able to develop new and maintain ongoing children's programs, storytimes/storytelling, puppetry programs, STEAM/STEM programs and outreach opportunities to promote literacy. This person must be able to supervise a staff of one professional and one paraprofessional and occasionally serve as the senior staff person in the facility. Participate in collection development and maintenance, including selecting children's materials for acquisition and withdrawal in consultation with Library Collection and Technical Services staff and Children's Department Coordinator. Must be computer literate and knowledgeable in various computer software; Microsoft Office Suite, with the ability to learn and use new methods, policies and technical advances as they arise. Must be comfortable with emerging technology as well as children's educational and gaming programs. Maintain and contribute to the Children's Department social media presence. Must have the ability to follow established procedures and to perform work requiring considerable detail; possess the ability to carry out assignments independently, show initiative in making constructive suggestions for improvements in services and collections, as well as ability to interact pleasantly and effectively with staff and the general public. Must have the ability to work well with people in groups and individual settings. Must be courteous and possess tact and good judgment. Bilingual - English/Spanish a plus. Supervisory experience preferred. Must be flexible to assume additional responsibilities as needed to maintain departmental and branch operations. Evening and weekend work included. Must have the stamina for periods of standing, sitting, walking, reaching, bending and stooping. Must be able to lift books, AV equipment, program materials weighing up to approximately fifty (50) pounds. REQUIREMENTS: ALA-accredited Master of Library Science degree with two (2) years of professional public library or related experience. Eligible for or hold South Carolina State Library Certification. Subject specialization or skills developed through work experience and/or education where appropriate. Hiring Salary Range: $41,433.60 - $56,347.20 annually depending on qualifications. Closing date: Open until position is filled.

 

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