Spectrum & Diversity Scholars Community Community
In a continuing effort to build our Spectrum community, take a moment to read and celebrate the following honors and accomplishments of your fellow Scholars:
Melanie Townsend Diggs (1998 Scholar), Pennsylvania Avenue Branch Manager of Baltimore’s Enoch Pratt Free Library, has been selected as the recipient of the 2016 Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity.
Kelvin Watson (2006 Scholar),Chief Innovation and Technology Officer at Queens Library (Queens, New York), has been named the 2016 inaugural winner of ALA’s Ernest A. DiMattia Award for Innovation and Service to Community and Profession.
Janice Murray (2008 Scholar) was recently promoted to Director of the Satellite Beach Public Library in Brevard County, FL.
Veronica Arellano Douglas (2005 Scholar) and Celia Rabinowitz recently published “Examining the Relationship between Faculty-Librarian Collaboration and First-Year Students’ Information Literacy Abilities” in the March 2016 issue of College & Research Libraries.
Brittany Viesca (2015 Scholar) was recently hired as the School Library Media Specialist at Lois and Jerry Tarkanian Middle School in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Stacie Williams (2010 Scholar) was selected as 2016 Digital Library Federation Forum Keynote Speaker.
Amanda Moreno (2014 Scholar) was selected as a 2016 SALALM Conference Scholarship Winner.
April Hathcock (2012 Scholar) presented "White Librarianship in Blackface: Oppressive Normativity and Diversity Initiatives in LIS" at the 2016 Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Symposium.
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The Archival Education and Research Initiative seeks applicants for the 2016 Emerging Archival Scholars Program, which aims to encourage undergraduate and master's students from underrepresented groups from any country to consider careers in the archival field, particularly in teaching and research, and to prepare them for doctoral study. EASP scholarships support travel, registration and accommodation at the annual Archival Education and Research Institute (AERI) for U.S. undergraduate and master's students. Application forms are available at http://aeri.website/easp-application/.
The application deadline is May 1, 2016, and applicants will be notified of scholarship awards by May 15, 2016. For more information, please contact either Professor Anne J. Gilliland (AERI Director), Gilliland@gseis.ucla.edu or Associate Professor Kelvin White (EASP Program Chair), firstname.lastname@example.org.
From the shores of Lake Erie at the mouth of the Black River, the Lorain Public
Library System provides library services to Northern Ohio communities. If you
are a visionary leader and you are looking for an opportunity to provide library
services in an urban/suburban/rural district serving 135,275 then Lorain Public
Library System is the library for you. Lorain Public Library System consists of a
Main Library, five branches and outreach services. Operating budget of $11
million, 110 FTE’s, and 1,951,000 annual circulation. The City of Lorain is
located 25 miles west of Cleveland on Lake Erie.
Serves as the chief administrator of the library system under the direction and
review of the Board of Trustees.
Distinguishing Features of the Class:
The director has full charge of the administration and operations of the library in
accordance with the by-laws, objectives and policies adopted by the Board of
Trustees and is under the direction and review of the Board. The director plans,
organizes, directs, and coordinates all activities of the library system. May have
direct supervision over one or more units within the library system. Highest level
of independent responsibility and accountability.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Envisions and interprets community needs, developing new programs and
services for all segments of the communities served; appropriately involves
library users and community constituencies.
Assures that collections and services provided meet the needs of library users
and represent appropriate expenditures of library funds.
Assures that the staff is responsive to the patrons and deals with them in a
pleasant and professional manner.
Works with Board of Library Trustees; plans Board development activities
including orientation of new Board members; recommends policies and advises
Board on operational, fiscal, staffing and facilities matters; informs/reports to
Board President and Committee Chairs.
Works with fiscal officer and assistant director to plan and coordinate annual
budget process; monitors budget.
Assists the fiscal officer in preparing long-range financial forecasts for levies and
Initiates, coordinates and implements long range planning process.
Establishes organizational structure and lines of authority, defines staff
responsibilities to effectively and efficiently accomplish the goals and work of the
Determines staffing requirements and oversees personnel functions such as
recruitment, selection, development, compensation and evaluation of staff.
Supervises subordinate administrators and managers.
Interprets personnel policies and collective bargaining agreement; secures labor
relations legal counsel and personnel consultants as necessary.
Assists the Library Foundation in fundraising efforts.
Assures that the library environment is pleasant, and that physical facilities,
grounds and equipment are properly maintained, updated and staffed.
Evaluates and develops plans for effective allocation and utilization of building
space to meet the changing needs of the library; works with architects, staff and
Board on building projects.
Maintains contacts with community and governmental officials to assure good
relationships and communications are maintained and the community is aware of
library services and issues.
Serves as liaison and representative for the library in governmental, professional,
community, business and professional affairs and activities.
Attends seminars and professional conferences to keep current on public library
trends, administration and services.
Represents the library at Lorain County Library Administrators Council, Northeast
Ohio Regional Library Service, Ohio Library Council, American Library
Works with other library directors, agencies, groups and professional
organizations to develop and promote cooperation and delivery of library
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work.
Broad knowledge of library materials and methods.
Analytical and organizational skills; ability to anticipate future system needs.
Ability to interpret community interests and needs and to translate them into
appropriate library services.
Ability to manage and evaluate programs of service.
Thorough knowledge of the administration, managerial, and financial practices
needed for directing a multi-branch library system.
Knowledge of current library technology.
Broad knowledge of public affairs.
Knowledge of public relations.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing for all levels of employees,
management, and officials internally and outside of the system.
Education, Training and Experience:
Minimum qualifications: Requires a master of library science degree issued by
an ALA-accredited library school and either three years administrative
experience in a library system as a director or six years as an assistant director.
demonstrated ability and skill in working in an ethnically and socioeconomically
diverse urban, suburban and rural environment; capable of managing
experienced managers and a diverse staff, mastery in strategic planning and has
excellent communication skills; capable of advocating for stable funding of public
libraries; fosters a culture of innovation, teamwork and continuous improvement.
Full-time salaried position at 38 hours per week; includes working evenings and
weekends as needed; required to attend some school board, township, city
council and county government meetings; represents the library at community
events throughout the library service district. Salary commensurate with
experience, plus excellent benefits. Position available September 6, 2016.
Request an application packet at Director.Search@lpls.info. More information is
available at www.lorainpubliclibrary.org > About the Library > Employment
Opportunities. Deadline for applications is May 27, 2016. EEO/Equal Access
MADISON, CITY OF (WI) invites applications for the position of:
Librarian Supervisor - Youth Services
SALARY: $31.30 - $37.61 Hourly
$2,425.46 - $2,914.96 Biweekly
$5,255.16 - $6,315.75 Monthly
$63,061.96 - $75,788.96 Annually
COMP. GROUP/RANGE: 18/10
JOB TYPE: PERMANENT FULL TIME
OPENING DATE: 04/14/16
CLOSING DATE: 05/08/16 11:59 PM
Madison Public Library seeks a creative and innovative Youth Services Supervisor who will provide direction for designing and implementing a focused and strategically planned youth services program. This is a leadership position that will be responsible for the coordination, development, and delivery of a highly responsive program to meet the needs of our community's youth. The position will require skills in extensive relationship building with local schools, youth advocates, community organizations, and families. The Youth Services Supervisor will serve as a leader in Madison Public Library's commitment to racial equity and social justice, and will plan, implement and promote programs and services with this focus in mind.
The Youth Services Supervisor will lead important initiatives involving early learning, promotion of reading, out-of-school-time program implementation, and will create opportunities for teens to be career, college and community ready. In addition, the Youth Services Supervisor will pursue advocacy activities for the Library to include public presentations, development of partnerships, media communications, and representation of the Library at community functions and conferences.
The Youth Services Supervisor directs a talented team of professional youth and teen librarians, and support staff that provide citywide youth services activities at nine library locations, as well as outreach to schools and community organizations.
Madison Public Library is a dynamic organization that features a flagship Central Library space with a 10,000 square foot youth area, a vibrant teen section, a fully equipped media lab, and our Bubbler program, which focuses on hands-on learning objectives. In addition to the Central Library, we have 8 other locations. Our Meadowridge Library includes a community kitchen to support youth nutrition and food preparation programs. Our Pinney Library, set for a new location in 2017, is doubling in size and will feature an innovative PlayLab that incorporates early literacy principles and serves both children and families and early childhood educators and researchers. As a member of the library management team, creativity, innovation, imagination, and going beyond the traditional or expected is encouraged at MPL.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversee the Function and Direction of Youth Services:
•Provide strategic direction for department programs.
•Ensure that youth services are provided in a skillful and professional manner.
•Be creative and proficient in the utilization of technology for the delivery of youth services.
•Develop and implement evaluation metrics to monitor program effectiveness.
•Collaborate with neighborhood library supervisors to ensure both neighborhood library and community needs are being met.
•Determine departmental priorities and staffing.
•Oversee programming and supply budgets.
Develop and Manage Community Partnerships:
•Skillfully establish and strengthen community collaborations and partnerships.
•Inspire, guide, and support individuals and organizations who serve youth in the community.
•Determine sustainability methods for partnerships.
•Explore grant possibilities to fund partnerships.
•Serve on community committees addressing youth and family issues.
•Value the potential and uniqueness of each child and each family.
•Embrace a commitment to equity and diversity.
Serve as a Member of the Library Management Team:
•Be a spokesperson for issues surrounding children and families.
•Demonstrate passion for the mission and vision of Madison Public Library in the delivery of youth services.
•Collaborate with other library managers to support the library's mission and values.
•Present to Management Team regarding programs, partnerships, and strategic priorities and direction.
•Provide input to the library budgeting process regarding needs of youth services department.
•Model exceptional performance and presentation skills.
•Develop knowledge of city hiring processes and practices.
Actively Participate in Professional Development and Maintain Knowledge of Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Youth:
•Advocate for the importance of early learning for children.
•Participate in local, state, and national conferences and meetings to acquire and share best practices in youth services.
•Train library staff on youth and family issues.
•Communicate youth services mission and priorities to non-youth services staff.
•Maintain a professional knowledge of baby, child and adolescent development and learning.
•Be conversant with curricular trends and school district activities.
Perform related duties as assigned.
For the exhaustive list of duties and responsibilities, please reference the Librarian Supervisor classification specification on-line http://agency.governmentjobs.com/madisonwi/default.cfm?action=specbullet...
For more information about the Madison Public Library and its programs, please visit
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Thorough knowledge of library science theories, principles, practices and terminology applicable to a public library.
•Thorough knowledge of professional library reference and collection development strategies and resources.
•Thorough knowledge of automated and manual library systems.
•Thorough knowledge of and ability to use computer software applicable to the duties of the position.
•Working knowledge of public administration principles and practices.
•Working knowledge of the full range of supervisory principles and practices, labor relations and personnel management.
•Ability to develop and implement major library programs with a high degree of judgment and expertise.
•Ability to actively participate in the general administration of the library; to formulate long-range and strategic plans; and to provide management leadership.
•Ability to plan, develop and direct the programs, functions, and services of a library division.
•Ability to develop library operating procedures and processes.
•Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
•Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff and community partners.
•Ability to model exceptional customer service skills, including exhibiting respect and sensitivity to a diverse clientele.
•Ability to work effectively with diverse and/or underserved individuals and communities.
•Ability to perform as a leader and as a collaborative team member.
•Ability to maintain a positive and flexible approach to changing needs within the community and to a changing information environment.
•Ability to multi-task while remaining accessible and helpful.
•Ability to supervise and coordinate professional library program activities and staff.
•Ability to hire, train, supervise and evaluate staff and to maintain effective employee relations.
•Ability to maintain adequate attendance.
Training and Experience:
Four years of advanced-level professional library work providing leadership, coordination and/or management of staff, library collections and assigned facilities. This work must include at least two years experience in Youth Services and/or Community Engagement. Such experience would normally be gained after graduation from an accredited library school with a Master's Degree in Library or Information Science. Other combinations of training and/or experience which can be demonstrated to result in the possession of the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the duties of this position will also be considered.
Ability to meet the transportation requirements of the position.
The incumbent in this position may be expected to travel to the different library locations throughout the City of Madison.
THE CITY OF MADISON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER FUNCTIONING UNDER AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PLAN. WE ENCOURAGE MINORITIES, WOMEN AND INDIVIDUALS WITH A DISABILITY TO APPLY.
It is your responsibility to list all related jobs, correct dates of employment, average number of hours worked per week, etc. Be sure to place the complete job title on your application. If you wish to provide additional or supplemental information, please provide a resume in addition to the formal application. If you are still employed please indicate this. Failure to provide accurate and complete information may result in you not being considered for this position.
All applicants are notified by email of the status of their application in each selection process. Those applicants invited to exams will receive an email notice of the date, time, and location. Alternate exam dates/times are not available except in the case of an emergency. Emergency situations are reviewed on an individual basis. Conflicting work hours are not considered an emergency. Exams are job specific and are developed based on the duties to be performed and the criteria listed under the Knowledge, Skills and Abilities section of the job announcement . Exam results are generally available within 2 weeks of the exam, and will be emailed or may be accessed through your NEOGOV account. Due to the volume of exams given by our office, exam scores are not available via telephone.
As an employer, the City of Madison places a strong emphasis on customer service and strives to provide a working environment where: Engagement and equity are supported; Diversity and differing opinions are valued; Teamwork and open and honest communication are encouraged; Meeting customer needs through quality service is a common goal; Creativity is encouraged; Continuous learning and improvement is fostered. Come be a part of the team!
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
210 Martin Luther King Jr., Blvd.
CCB Rm 501
Madison, WI 53703
LIBRARIAN SUPERVISOR - YOUTH SERVICES
The University of Louisville Libraries seeks a service-oriented librarian interested in working in an entry level position at the University of Louisville library located in Louisville, Kentucky. The library is managed by the University of Louisville’s Kornhauser Health Sciences Library. This is a 12-month, term faculty position, renewable annually with full benefits.
University of Louisville’s Kornhauser Health Sciences Library contracts with the KentuckyOne Health System to provide virtual access to medical literature and library services such as free searches for all KentuckyOne employees (http://insidekentuckyonehealth.org/Learning/Virtual-Library.aspx). These services are provided by the University of Louisville Rowntree Medical Library in Louisville, and by the Saint Joseph Hospital Library in Lexington. The KentuckyOne Health System contains 27clinical entities and over 3,000 employees.
Manage operations of the Rowntree Medical Library. Supervise one full-time staff employee. In collaboration with the faculty and staff of the University of Louisville’s Health Sciences Library, provide library/information services for all of the western portion of KentuckyOne Health. Provide reference assistance including literature searches. Provide document delivery and interlibrary loan services. Provide clinical information services and bibliographic instruction for clinical tools and databases. Serve on university committees and attend meetings as appropriate. Participate in and collaborate with hospital units on educational programs for clinical personnel. Maintain statistics as needed. Some reimbursable travel required within KentuckyOne service area. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Kornhauser Health Sciences Library.
• Masters degree from an ALA accredited institution
• Library reference experience
• Excellent organizational skills
• Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
• Ability to work independently and also collaboratively with other faculty and staff
• Experience in a health sciences or hospital library
• Health sciences reference experience
• Experience with clinical librarianship or evidence-based practice methods
• Experience in the clinical setting
• Experience using biomedical and evidence based information tools such as PubMed, CINAHL, or TripDatabase.com
• Health sciences background
• Degree or certification in a health sciences or health-related discipline
• Supervisory experience
This is a full-time, twelve-month, term faculty position, appointed at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor, depending on qualifications and experience. Initial rank and salary are made at the discretion of the Dean of University Libraries. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package and annual vacation of 22 working days. Promotion requires demonstration of scholarship and other criteria.
The University of Louisville (http://louisville.edu) is a Carnegie research university serving 21,000 students in the state’s largest urban area. Kornhauser Health Sciences Library is located at the downtown Health Sciences Center, three miles north of the main university campus, Belknap Campus. The Health Sciences Center is home to over 50% of the university faculty and receives 90% of grant funding. Kornhauser Health Sciences library has partnered with KentuckyOne Health Care in the provision of fully-integrated virtual library services to 27 hospitals and health centers throughout the state of Kentucky (http://insidekentuckyonehealth.org/Learning/Virtual-Library#.VbuPqE10yUk).
With a national reputation for its high-quality undergraduate programs and over twenty nationally recognized research, graduate, and professional programs, the University also has as a strong commitment to the community in which it resides. The University Libraries ( http://louisville.edu/library/) joined the 126-member Association of Research Libraries in 2002. The city of Louisville (http://louisville.edu/library/hr/louisville) offers hospitality, warmth and smaller city advantages like shorter commutes and lower cost of living alongside major city amenities such as world-class performing arts, great sports, incredible dining, and a nationally-acclaimed parks system.
Applications received by May 20, 2016 are given full consideration in the initial screening. The position will remain open until filled. Applicants must apply at https://highereddecisions.com/uofl/current_vacancies.asp and attach a CV, letter of interest detailing your familiarity, aptitude, and/or experience with the required and desired qualifications, and the name, address, phone number and e-mail address of three references.
The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity and in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates.
Please direct questions to:
University of Louisville
Louisville, KY 40292
Head of Printed Acquisitions
Beinecke Library Rare Book and Manuscript Library
New Haven, CT
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
Position Focus: Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the Head of Printed Acquisitions establishes the vision, sets priorities, and leads curatorial support work relating to acquiring published materials. The Head creates and implements policies and procedures; manages, trains, and directly supervises Unit staff; manages process and workflow change, fosters a team approach to the work, collaborates extensively with curators, catalogers, and other staff, and establishes and maintains relationships with publishers and vendors. The Head works with IT staff to maintain and develop systems to support the Unit’s work. The ideal candidate has a strong background in special collections acquisitions and cataloging, solid supervisory experience, an aptitude for managing high-performing staff, and the ability to lead within a complex and dynamic organization. The ideal candidate is open-minded yet decisive, transparent yet diplomatic, flexible yet driven, willing to rethink and remake practices and policies yet determined to uphold the integrity of the library’s purposes, achievements, and values.
The Printed Acquisitions Unit supports Beinecke’s robust acquisition program for published materials. The Unit consists of the Unit Head, six Acquisitions Assistants, one Cataloging Assistant, two Binding Assistants, and students. The Unit works closely with seven curators: pre-order searching, verifying gifts and purchases, creating accession records, maintaining databases, processing physical items, providing access to newly acquired materials, and dispersing materials beyond the scope of the collections. The Unit collaborates with the cataloging unit to establish access to published materials. Collections range from incunabula to contemporary publications and include books and periodicals, maps, CD’s, DVD’s, music, prints, games, and realia.
The Head participates in the Technical Services Management Group to develop strategies, policies, and procedures. The Head manages projects such as transfers of collection materials from the Yale Library circulating collections and participates in University Library committees and task forces, especially as related to the needs of special collections. The Head participates in regional, national and international professional activities both to contribute to the profession as a whole and to grow individually as a professional librarian.
The Beinecke Library Rare Book and Manuscript Library is Yale University’s principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books. One of the preeminent rare book and manuscript libraries in North America, the Beinecke Library’s collections are internationally known and heavily used by Yale faculty and students as well as scholars from around the world. Its current renovation of public and teaching spaces derives from that commitment. For additional information on the Beinecke Library, please visit the Library’s website at http://beinecke.library.yale.edu.
Required Education, Skills and Experience:
· Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, and a minimum of 2 years of professional experience.
· Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction in a research library. Demonstrated ability and achievement in managing staff.
· Demonstrated ability with integrated library system and electronic resource management. Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging using AACR2/RDA, DCRM, and MARC. Demonstrated knowledge of bibliographic databases and library management systems.
· Demonstrated ability acquiring a variety of library materials in all formats.
· Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications and analytical ability. Demonstrated technical aptitude with strong analytical skills and excellent attention to detail.
· Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, flexibility and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence.
· Demonstrated problem solving skills, experience coordinating projects, and the ability to bring projects to fruition.
· Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment.
· Demonstrated knowledge of American or European history or literature. Demonstrated knowledge of the antiquarian book trade.
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: http://www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.
Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Minimum of five years of professional experience.
Experience cataloging rare or special collections materials. Strong bibliographic knowledge of ancient or modern European languages. Experience working in a rare book and special collections library.
The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world's leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library's web site at www.library.yale.edu.
Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
How to Apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 36771BR.
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Postdoctoral Fellow of Special Collections and Digital Humanities, University of Delaware (extended to May 15)by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Mon, Apr 25, 2016 at 09:54 am
The deadline to apply for the Postdoctoral Fellow of Special Collections and Digital Humanities position at the University of Delaware has been extended to May 15.
This is a dual reporting line assigned to an academic department in the College of Arts and Sciences and the University of Delaware Library. We are looking for an engaged humanist who can promote primary sources related to African American culture, one who can work at the intersection of the classroom, the museum and/or archive, and the digital realm.
Two of the notable collections we hope to promote through this position are the Alice Dunbar Nelson papers and the Gregory C. Wilson collection of African-American postcards and trade cards.
If you have questions about the position, you can contact:
L. Rebecca Johnson Melvin
Librarian and Head, Manuscripts and Archives Department
and Curator, Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Senatorial Papers
University of Delaware Library
181 South College Avenue
Newark, DE 19717-5267
302.831.6089 / 302.831.1046 (fax)
Agency Contact Information
FEW vacancies in the following location:
Washington DC, DC
Work Schedule is Full-Time, Permanent - Federal
Opened Friday 4/22/2016
(3 day(s) ago)
Closes Friday 5/6/2016
(11 day(s) away)
$53,435.00 to $69,460.00 / Per Year
Series & Grade
Who May Apply
This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals.
Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities may also apply.
Job Announcement Number
ATTENTION: Due to the large number of qualified applicants for positions of this type, this job announcement will close at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on either: (A) The closing date listed above or (B) The date that 250 applications are received; whichever occurs first. If the announcement closes on the date that 250 applications are received, all applications submitted by 11:59pm that day will be given consideration, including those in excess of 250.
We encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible to ensure their applications are submitted before the announcement closes. We will not consider applications which are late due to the announcement closing once the above number of applications is reached.
The incumbent serves as a Reference Librarian in the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) Library. The purpose of this position is to provide reference, instruction, and research assistance to curatorial, research, exhibits, and education staff in support of their programs, and to independent researchers using the NMAAHC Library. The Reference Librarian will also perform other functions such as collection development, circulation, and preservation activities as needed. The work requires knowledge of one or more subject-matter specializations in the area of African American history and culture and the African Diaspora.
Applicants who are deemed finalists may be required to make a 20 minute presentation on a relevant topic selected by the search committee.
Provides comprehensive reference and research services in the specialized disciplines and varied fields in African American history and culture and the African Diaspora, that are of interest to the NMAAHC staff.
Assists in maintaining the physical integrity of the library with collection maintenance, inventory, digitization planning, de-accessioning, conservation, and general collections care.
Assists with the collection development activities of the library, helping to identify, select, obtain, organize, and maintain library collections and resources focusing on the subject areas of African American history and culture.
Assists with outreach efforts that promote collections and services through tours, exhibits, programming, publications, social media, and other electronic means.
Some travel to other SIL libraries and related collections in the greater Washington area, including Anacostia, Suitland and Landover, MD, may be required; evening and weekend work may also be required.
Pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
May need to complete a Probationary Period
Maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.
You qualify for this position if you possess one year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-7 level in the Federal Service or comparable pay band system.
For this position Specialized Experience is defined as experience providing reference and research support for library users, developing and maintaining collection development, and coordinating outreach activities and special projects that promote the use of library.
Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.
Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.
Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to the position.
Or a Combination: Education and experience may be combined to meet the basic qualifications. For a full explanation of this option please see the Qualification Standards. Special Instructions for Foreign Education: If you are qualifying by education and/or you have education completed in a foreign college/university described above, it is your responsibility to provide transcripts and proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study. For instructions on where to fax these documents, see the "Required Documents" section of this announcement. Basic Requirements:
Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education or master's in library science or equivalent graduate degree, e.g., LL.B. or J.D., related to the position.
NOTE TO ALL APPLICANTS:
Transcripts must be submitted as proof of educational credentials.
All librarians must meet the requirements for professional education in library science or possess equivalent experience and education as shown for GS-7; however, as a standard practice, applicants enter at grade GS-9 on the basis of a master's degree in library science.
Since many libraries are highly specialized, some librarian positions require a knowledge of a specialized subject or field of endeavor.
A. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor's degree;
B. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services. Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.
APPLICANTS MUST MEET ALL OF THE MANDATORY REQUIRMENTS IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED QUALIFIED TO COMPETE FOR THIS POSITION:
Specialized Experience; and/or
Educatonial Requiremenmts (must supply proof via unofficial or official transcripts); and
Selective Factor (listed below)
Selective Factor Requirement:
Experience as a Librarian in African American history and culture, working with researchers in a library setting.
Some travel to other SIL libraries and related collections in the greater Washington area, including Anacostia, Suitland and Landover, MD, may be required; evening and weekend work may also be required.
Public Trust - Background Investigation
The MIRIAM BRAVERMAN MEMORIAL PRIZE, a presentation of the Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG), is awarded each year for the best paper about some aspect of the social responsibilities of librarians, libraries, or librarianship. Papers related to archivists, archives, and archival work are also eligible.
The winning paper will be published in the Summer issue of Progressive Librarian. The winner of the contest will also receive a $500 stipend to help offset the cost of travel to and from the American Library Association (ALA) Annual Conference. The award will be presented at the annual PLG dinner at ALA, and the winner is invited to present their paper at the PLG meeting. In addition, the winner will be provided a press pass for the conference, allowing for free entry to sessions and the exhibition floor, with the expectation that they will write a short reflection for publication by PLG.
1. Contestants must be library and/or information science students attending a graduate-level program in the United States or Canada. Contestants may not have finished their coursework earlier than December 2015.
2. Entries must be the original, unpublished work of the contestant, and must be written in English. Entries may not exceed 3,000 words, and must conform to MLA in-text citation style.
3. To facilitate the blind review process, each entry must include a cover sheet providing the contestant's name, full contact information (address, phone number, e-mail address), name of the institution where the contestant is enrolled, and the title of the paper. No identifying information, other than the title, should appear on the paper itself.
4. Entries must be submitted electronically, in PDF format, to
email@example.com. Entries must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. CST on international workers’ day, or May Day, May 1, 2016.
5. The $500 stipend is available only to help defray the cost of ALA conference attendance in the winning year; if the winner of the contest is unable to attend, the money will remain in the Braverman Prize endowment fund and may be donated to an information and communication technology social justice-related NGO at the discretion of the selection committee.
More information about Miriam Braverman and about the Progressive Librarians Guild is available at http://progressivelibrariansguild.org/.