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Director, Department of Area Studies and Humanities Research Support (DASHRS) Yale University Libraryby Samantha Yanity (staff) on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 10:40 am
Director, Department of Area Studies and Humanities Research Support (DASHRS)
Yale University Library, New Haven, CT
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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 15 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.
Reporting to the Associate University Librarian for Arts and Humanities, the Director provides vision and leadership for a newly created department of subject experts who support humanities and inter-disciplinary area studies programs at Yale. The Yale University Library (YUL) holds one of the most extensive humanities research collections in the United States and has the distinction of being the first American university to collect in many non-western languages. The academic programs in these areas attract a world-class group of faculty and students, for which the Department of Area Studies and Humanities Research Support (DASHRS) provides collection development and liaison and research services. The department is located in the recently renovated Sterling Memorial Library (SML) in the center of Yale’s campus and has oversight of eight reading rooms and two classrooms in SML, as well as the Classics Library in Phelps Hall.
- Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related discipline may be substituted for a master’s degree in library science.
- Minimum of 8 years of related professional experience. Advanced degree in area studies or the humanities is required in addition to an MLS.
- Strong commitment to responsive, innovative research support and outreach services and collection development. Demonstrated experience managing staff and supervising subject librarians. Excellent oral and written communications and analytical ability.
- Demonstrated excellent customer service skills; flexibility and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence. Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction in a research library.
- Demonstrated ability in managing budgets and capital projects.
- Strong commitment to collection building and to innovative public service programs.
- Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications and analytical ability.
- Demonstrated excellent customer service skills, flexibility and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence.
- Demonstrated experience designing and coordinating projects and bringing them to a timely conclusion. Demonstrated experience in research library service programs.
- Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment. Experience managing collection development programs.
- Experience working with academic research library liaison librarian services and collections.
- Knowledge of and experience with academic technologies for research and teaching and with digital humanities.
- Ph.D. in the humanities or area studies. Experience in donor relations, deeds of gift, and/or archival processing.
- Knowledge of issues related to non-roman language materials.
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Ithaka S+R ,New York, NY
Our growing team offers unique opportunities for your research skills and project management talent to play a vital role in improving educational outcomes, supporting higher education transformation more generally, and examining the impact of emerging technologies on the worlds of scholarship, publishing, and libraries. If you are as fascinated as we are by the rapid changes facing institutions of higher learning, have a passion for problem-solving, and possess top-notch operating and project management skills, we invite you to apply.
You will serve as a team member on multiple concurrent research and consulting projects where you will have responsibility for conducting research, contributing analysis, and preparing outputs. You will work with a variety of internal colleagues and external community members, managing their inputs and helping to keep projects on time and under budget. You will report to the director of our Library and Scholarly Communications program.
- Bachelor’s degree, with an excellent academic record. All majors are encouraged to apply.
- Experience conducting interviews as part of research, assessment, or journalism.
- Experience with quantitative analysis and statistical or data visualization software.
- Superior research, writing, and proofreading skills.
- Demonstrated ability to translate research data into compelling analysis and accessible well-written reports and engaging presentations.
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple assignments concurrently, perform well under pressure, and meet deadlines, while ensuring acute attention to detail and accuracy.
- Intellectual curiosity, especially with an interest in academic libraries, scholarly publishing, and related fields.
- Ability to work in our open, collaborative, team-oriented culture.
Discovery Cataloger, University Libraries of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Apply by March 5, 2017)by Samantha Yanity (staff) on Tue, Feb 14, 2017 at 10:23 am
University Libraries of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Reference #: 999061
APPLY to: https://jobsearch.uncg.edu/postings/7871
Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is classified by The Carnegie Foundation as a comprehensive doctoral, research university with “high research activity” and has been certified as a Community-engaged Institution. The University has a diverse student body, with an enrollment of approximately 19,400, and is located in the city of Greensboro in the Triad area of North Carolina. UNCG is one of four doctoral-granting institutions of the sixteen-campus University system and places strong emphasis on effective teaching as well as research and service to the community.
The University Libraries of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro seek an innovative, collaborative librarian to serve in the position of Discovery Cataloger. This position will assist in ensuring that the University Libraries provide efficient access to resources while adhering to national standards and best practices. This tenure-track position will work as part of a team that plans, implements, maintains, and assesses e-resources, metadata services, and authority control for the Libraries’ electronic collections and other initiatives. In this role, the Discovery Cataloger will collaborate with personnel in departments across the University Libraries, including Technical Services, Electronic Resources and Information Technology (ERIT), and Research, Outreach, and Instruction (ROI).
The Discovery Cataloger works in the Technical Services Department. As a tenure-track member of the faculty, the incumbent will be expected to engage in scholarly activities and provide service to the University Libraries, the profession, and the community in accordance with departmental and institutional standards for tenure. Demonstrated professional achievement, professional service, and scholarly/creative activity are required for reappointment and tenure.
- A master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association
- Demonstrated knowledge of current metadata standards, including Dublin Core, XML, and EAD
- Proven ability to apply RDA, LCSH, MARC 21, and other cataloging standards
- Experience with LC classification
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, and openness to new ideas
- Ability to work cooperatively and flexibly with a diverse staff in a rapidly changing environment, in a courteous and professional manner
- Evidence of potential to maintain an ongoing program of professional involvement and development at a level that would merit reappointment and awarding of tenure
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Cataloging experience in an academic or research library setting, and experience with cataloging electronic resources in a variety of forms
- Experience with a national cooperative cataloging program such as PCC (NACO, BIBCO, CONSER, or SACO)
- Experience with OCLC Connexion and WorldShare Management Services (WMS)
- Experience creating and managing original records for print and electronic resources
- Experience working with an institutional repository
- Awareness of emerging cataloging standards, including BIBFRAME and Linked Data
- Experience as a team leader and/or supervisory experience
- Experience managing metadata initiatives using CONTENTdm
- Experience working with Open Journal Systems (OJS)
- Experience with digitization projects
- Project management skills
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LAC Federal seeks a Hebrew/Yiddish Cataloger (Virtual) for ongoing cataloging work, for a prestigious Museum located in Washington, DC. This cataloging work can be accomplished remotely from any location and pays on a per-piece rate. Some rare materials cannot be shipped and must either be done on-site or using surrogates (photocopies of the material). Applicants must be fluent in Hebrew and/or Yiddish and English and have previous experience cataloging foreign language materials. All applicants must be able to successfully pass a cataloging skills test. Candidates with a strong understanding of Jewish literary forms and traditions are strongly preferred. In addition to Hebrew and Yiddish, the Museum has a need for cataloging Judaica in other European languages such as German and Slavic languages such as Polish. Candidates with a knowledge of any of these languages are also encouraged to apply. Must have a strong focus on details and quality control.
• Search, retrieve and/or update bibliographic records in ILS;
• Perform original and copy cataloging of print monographs, serials, and foreign language materials;
• Perform both descriptive and subject cataloging;
• Provide accurate Romanization of Hebrew;
• Create and update holdings records;
• Ensure work conforms to client standards, and collaborate in a team environment;
• Assist with processing and cataloging.
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university;
• Master’s in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution is preferred but not required
• Foreign language proficiency in Hebrew/Yiddish;
• Previous original cataloging experience in Hebrew/Yiddish foreign language;
• Must have experience with AACR2, RDA, RDA Toolkit, Cataloger’s Desktop, Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH), and MARC 21 cataloging standards.
• Must have experience with authority control
• Experience in data entry;
• Strong attention to detail;
• Proficiency using Word & Excel;
• Ability to follow written and verbal instruction;
• Ability to work independently
Please apply online at: https://goo.gl/Ky9ncI
LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.
LAC Group is a premier provider of recruiting and consultancy services for information professionals at U.S. and global organizations including Fortune 100 companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies, large academic institutions and prominent government agencies
ALA's Office for Diversity, Literacy, and Outreach Services and the Latino SIG of the Medical Library Association (MLA) have partnered to present the following free recorded webinar on the Unique Aspects of Health Sciences Librarianship!
Five health sciences librarians discussed key aspects about their work in academia and public health information centers. The panel talked about information technologies, outreach programs for underserved communities, data management, research collaborations, and embedded library services in the educational setting. Tips on developing experience in health science librarianship and examples of successful services and programs that are unique to their respective constituencies were shared.
- Access the roughly 1 hour recorded webinar at: http://ala.adobeconnect.com/p6gyk87rg0e/
- Thank you in advance for completing a brief survey after reviewing the session: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/odloshealth
- View the presentation slides at https://www.slideshare.net/secret/K33Cc8wSaCP3oz
Many thanks to our panelists who have also made themselves available for ongoing questions. Please feel free to contact them at the email addresses below or to leave comments on this post.
- Allison Herrera, Technology & Communications Coordinator -National Network of Libraries of Medicine, New England Region | Allison.Herrera@umassmed.edu
- Jeff Oliver, Bioinformationist Specialist- University of AZ Health Sciences Library | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Annabelle Nuñez, Mel and Enid Zuckerman college of Public Health Liaison Librarian- University of AZ Health Sciences Library | email@example.com
- Brenda Linares, Outreach & Liaison Librarian-University of NC | firstname.lastname@example.org
- Yamila El-Khayat, Outreach Services Librarian - University of AZ Health Sciences Library | email@example.com
Resources Shared During the Presentation:
- Medical Library Association funding for mid-career professionals: http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=47#mid
- For current or prospective MLIS students, Medical Library Association Scholarships: http://www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=47
- National Library of Medicine Fellowship Program: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/
- National Network of Libraries of Medicine Professional Development: https://nnlm.gov/professional-development
- Map of National Libraries of Medicine - https://nnlm.gov/regions
Feel free to contact me with any questions about this job opportunity. There are tons of reasons as to why you should apply for this position, but more exciting is that you would be working directly with me and my colleagues in the Department of Library Teaching & Learning!
Reference & Instruction Librarian/Assistant Professor
Library Teaching & Learning
Bowling Green State University, University Libraries
Bowling Green, Ohio
Application Deadline: 3/10/17
Reporting to the Chair of the Department of Library Teaching & Learning (LTL), the successful candidate will provide instruction within the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS), providing research consultations and customized instructional services to students and faculty. He/she will also be responsible for the continued development and evaluation of library resources for support of CAS research and curriculum. Along with LTL colleagues, the successful candidate will participate in general reference and instruction activities, assisting library users both in person and virtually. Additional opportunities include teaching credit-bearing courses, designing online instructional tools, and working to advance research and student learning.
Minimum qualifications: ALA-accredited Master’s degree; reference and/or library instruction experience in an academic library. Salary range $54,155 - $65,000 commensurate with experience for a 12-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor.
This position is available beginning July 1, 2017. For a complete job description & instructions on how to apply for this position visit or https://bgsu.hiretouch.com/or contact the Office of Human Resources, BGSU. Final candidate(s) are required to authorize & pass a background investigation prior to an offer of employment. BGSU is an AA/EO institution.
Here is the direct link, http://bgsu.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=4612&job=assistant-professor-library-teaching-learning
Eileen K. Bosch
Associate Professor / Library Instruction Coordinator
Chair, Library Teaching & Learning
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403-0170
The Teen Services team at EPL is looking for an enthusiastic candidate, who is eager to share their knowledge and skills. This candidate should be motivated and always willing to learn new skills. This position will oversee in house programming for teens at the Main Library. In 2017 and 2018 the Main location of the Evanston Public Library will begin a full renovation, which includes moving and expanding the current teen space. A computer training lab, learning lab and digital media lab will also be in the same area as the teen space. This position will work closely with staff in those spaces and may collaborate with them on programming for patrons of all different ages.
Responsible for providing programming, reference and reader’s advisory services to teens (grades 6-12) and adults at the Evanston Public Library.
Nature of Work/Essential Functions:
PLEASE ATTACH A COVER LETTER AND RESUME ALONG WITH YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION
Hours:37.5 hours per week
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):
- Plans, presents, and evaluates innovative hands-on programming for teens, parents, caregivers and educators. Programming can relate to or include science, technology, engineering, the arts or math and other activities that will appeal to young adults.
- May work on developing programming rooted in the Maker Movement philosophy.
- May plan and lead a small number of adult technology classes after Main Library renovations.
- Assists library users, primarily teens, with the use of library materials, services, equipment and facilities, including help in accessing online resources and downloading library media.
- May assist with school and community outreach/engagement for teens.
- Staffs Teen Loft service desk and other public desks as needed.
- Interviews patrons carefully to determine what information is required and provides clear, accurate and timely answers to all patron inquiries. This may include; using reference books, periodicals, and electronic resources.
- Updates website with event information and creates promotional materials for teen programs.
- Maintains current knowledge of the Library’s teen and adult collections and electronic resources, keeping abreast of industry trends and innovations. Reads, listens to, and views a wide variety of teen literature and media.
- May select materials for, and maintains, assigned area(s) of the collection.
- Develops and maintains recommended booklists and resource guides for teens.
- Serves as senior staff member in charge of the Teen area, and may serve as staff member in charge in the absence of the Young Adult Services Supervisor.
- Perform other duties as required or assigned.
- Must possess a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university and must possess one (1) or more years of experience working with teens. Proficiency in Spanish is preferred.
- Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
- Considerable knowledge of teen literature and authors, graphic novels, films, music, and games. Must be fluent with social media and personal technologies currently in use among young adults.
- Experience and interest in any of the following areas: music and video creation and editing, graphic design, computer animation, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related activities (robotics, computer programming 3-D printing etc.): public speaking and creative writing desired.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of customers and staff throughout the Library, as well as outside the organization.
- Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form, while dealing with several abstract and concrete variables.
- Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure to perform the four operations with like or common decimal fractions; to compute ratio rate, and percent and measures; to perform arithmetic operations involving all American monetary units.
- Ability to multi-task many variable duties, requests and responsibilities.
- Ability to read, understand and interpret manuals, policies and procedures, rules, regulations, journals, newspapers, memos, letters, reports and legal documents.
- Ability to prepare business letters, expositions, summaries, and reports, using prescribed format and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, dictation, and style.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
The ability to work in a primarily sedentary position, with the ability to occasionally use force to exert up to 20 pounds. The ability to lift, carry or otherwise move objects, books, materials, etc. using up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions: protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from indoor temperature changes.
There are no environmental hazards associated with this classification.
Under the supervision of the Young Adult Services Supervisor. The individual has contact with other library agencies and staff at all levels, and uses the necessary resources to meet and achieve goals and/or objectives. Work is assigned through specific projects and customer/clientele request. The employee is responsible for prioritizing work tasks, and for identifying and utilizing the appropriate resources to resolve a problem or situation. Work performance is reviewed through observation, completion of projects, status reports, conferences and meetings. Guidance is provided through the City Code, departmental policies, City operating practices and procedures, and other resources as applicable to specific projects assigned. Work is evaluated at least annually, with respect to customer service, problem-solving ability and performance in accordance with this classification standard.
Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position. Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.
The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity. The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities. Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 (voice) or 847-448-8052 (TTY).
Hello fellow ALA Scholars! (Apologies for any cross-posting annoyances)
My department is currently searching for a business librarian to join our team as one of my colleagues is retiring. I would love to see some applications from folks in this community! Please feel free to share with others that you feel may be interested and qualified. Thank you!
949000:LITS: Goizueta Business Library
The Goizueta Business Library at Emory University has an exciting opportunity for a confident, imaginative and passionate business librarian committed to partnering with a top business school to transform and integrate business intelligence into the curriculum in very innovative, non-traditional ways. The Business Library provides exceptional business information products and services to the Goizueta Business School’s faculty, students, staff and alumni, delivered through highly customized and personalized consultations, outreach, marketing, creative instruction, and successful digital learning experiences.
This individual will assume several liaison roles with the Goizueta Business School:
- area liaison with the Information, Science and Operations Management (ISOM) faculty, responsible for building partnerships, evaluating and growing relevant collections, developing in-person and digital instruction and learning experiences for courses;
- liaison for the Undergraduate Business Program (BBA), responsible for identifying opportunities to collaborate with the BBA Program Dean and staff, and engaging with the BBA students in innovative and creative ways; this includes partnering with the BBA Career Management Center’s (CMC) towards developing programs around internship and job interview research preparation, and assuming the lead role for the Business Library’s BBA Business Essentials Workshops.
In addition, this individual will take the lead on several of the Business School’s industry concentrations and be the GBL representative on some Emory Libraries’ collection management working groups.
As an active member of a highly collaborative team, this person will also be responsible for creating, marketing and delivering a range of business information products and services in support of all of the Business Library’s target customers (e.g. students across all Programs, Faculty, Staff, and GBS Alumni). These responsibilities include: Supporting Faculty teaching and research, designing and teaching instructional classes and providing in-person and online consultation and reference services; during the Fall and Spring semesters, this individual will maintain a weekly evening desk schedule and work two-three Saturday and Sunday desk schedules per semester; throughout the year, she/he will additionally be expected to participate in other evening and weekend events and activities. All of this is accomplished through an integrated and creative strategy which positions the business librarians to be present both physically in the Goizueta Business Library and Business School and virtually in the multiple digital spaces in which the students, faculty and alumni engage.
A commitment to involvement in Goizueta Business School, Emory Libraries, and University-wide committees and activities, and demonstrated commitment to professional organizations and professional development activities is also expected.
Competencies: A successful candidate possesses the following characteristics and experiences:
- Demonstrated experience teaching business intelligence classes and consultations across both BBA and MBA communities.
- Demonstrated interest working with undergraduate business students, and an innovative, non-traditional mindset that embraces what success looks like for business students and future business leaders.
- In-depth knowledge of commercial and academic business databases such as FactSet, Factiva, EIU, Marketline, SimplyMap, Business Source Complete, EconLit and Science Direct.
- Strong commitment to a customer-centered service model that anticipates and is responsive to the distinctive needs of Business School faculty, students, and alumni
- Familiarity with assessment implementation and analysis in support of setting strategy and ensuring on-going alignment with core customers.
- Preference for participating in a team-based, highly collaborative work environment
- Embraces challenges and risks as exciting opportunities for change and improvement
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrated interest in data analysis and data visualization, including use of tools such as Tableau, Excel, Google Analytics.
- ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science OR equivalent education and professional experience in a business academic or business information setting OR experience working in the relevant business field.
- Two to five years of professional experience in a business academic setting or experience working in a corporate or other type of business environment is preferred.
- Ability to build and sustain effective interpersonal relationships with library staff, faculty and students, off campus faculty and administrators, campus administrators, stakeholders, etc.
- Demonstrated knowledge using and teaching commercial and academic business databases relevant to the business school's academic areas (e.g. operations, marketing, finance, etc.)
- Demonstrated knowledge of commercial and academic business databases such as FactSet, Factiva, EIU, Euromonitor’s Passport, and Science Direct.
- Demonstrated proficiency and comfort using a range of technologies, including computers and mobile devices and library-relevant information technology applications.
- Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in relevant subject disciplines.
- Evidence of analytical, organizational, communication, project, and time management skills.
- Demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks and projects on time and within budget and in accordance with project parameters.
- Willingness and availability to work regular weekday evening and weekend schedules
- Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff and student population.
- Capacity to thrive in an ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a major research institution and professional school environment and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
- Evidence of active participation, involvement, and leadership in local, state, regional, national, or international professional or scholarly associations.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Commitment to a customer centered service model that is responsive to and anticipates the distinctive needs of faculty, students and alumni.
- Enthusiasm for participating in a team based collaborative work environment.
- Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in academic business libraries, higher education, and professional business schools.
- Embraces challenges as exciting opportunities for change and improvement.
Yale University’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library welcomes applications from current graduate students in library science, information studies, preservation, archives or a related program for its newly constituted professional fellowship program. The program has been designed to provide practical experience to current graduate students interested in pursuing a career in a special collections library setting.
The Beinecke Library is Yale's principal repository for literary archives, early manuscripts, and rare books as well as strong collections of historical materials. Its collections are internationally known and heavily used by scholars from around the world. For further information about the Beinecke Library, consult the library's web site at: http://www.library.yale.edu/beinecke.
Professional fellows will work in an area of their specific interest and have the opportunity to learn more about how special collection libraries and major research libraries are organized and function. Professional fellows will undertake and complete a project based on their interests and skills, as well as the needs of the Library.
The Beinecke Library has two professional fellowships available for the summer of 2017, and is looking to host a professional fellow in the following areas (see the list at end for additional details):
- Research services and teaching with special collections
- Rare book cataloging
Professional fellows will work closely with staff in each of these areas and will be integrated into the broader operations of the library through tours, meetings with staff in the Beinecke Library and the Yale University Library, and participation in special projects as available and necessary.
Eligibility and requirements
- Applicants must be current graduate students in good standing in a library science, information studies, preservation, archives or related program
- Applicants must have completed at least three courses before the start date of their professional fellowship
- Applicants must commit to 10 consecutive weeks of employment between June 1st and August 31st , 2017
- At the end of the professional fellowship, fellows will be required to submit a final report describing their experiences or participate in an exit interview
- Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.
- Successful applicants will need to pass a security background check
Professional Fellows will receive a stipend of $7,500 to be used for housing, travel and other expenses. The stipend will be divided into three payments: upon starting, halfway through, and upon completion of the professional fellowship.
Applicants should submit the items below by Feb. 28, 2017, with a decision made in the beginning of April. Successful candidates will be contacted in the beginning of April.
- Cover letter indicating professional fellowship area preference, as described below
- Current resume
- Three letters of reference and contact information, including one from your current institution
- List of completed classes (unofficial transcripts accepted)
After Feb. 1, 2017, apply online at https://yale.communityforce.com/Funds/Search.aspx
Please send any questions concerning the professional fellowships to Allison Van Rhee, Senior Administrative Assistant, Beinecke Library at firstname.lastname@example.org
Research services and teaching with special collections
Working with the Research Services Librarian and the Assistant Head of Access Services, the professional fellow will:
- Provide research support for patrons and faculty in person and through email
- Be the Beinecke staff presence in select classes taught during the professional fellowship period
- Select materials for one or more “collection highlights” shows for later Beinecke staff use
- Give tours to interested groups
These duties will allow the professional fellow to develop skills in key aspects of public services in special collections and gain exposure to the complexities of providing those services in special collections settings, including using specialized databases, understanding legacy cataloguing, and remaining mindful of security considerations. The professional fellow will also assist Beinecke staff in their mission of making the library’s collections accessible and supporting the teaching and research mission of Yale University.
Rare book cataloging
Working with Catalog Librarians, the professional fellow will have a:
- Broad introduction to technical services functions for rare books with an emphasis on rare book cataloging for a wide range of material from the 15th century to the present
- Introduction and experience using Voyager, OCLC/Connexion and other bibliographic databases
- Introduction and experience with RDA, DCRM(B) (Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books)), LCSH, genre headings, and authority control
- Specific projects will depend on a person’s language skills, cataloging background, and interests (e.g. early books, artist books, maps, serials, or music)
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. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: email@example.com.
The Marketing and Communications Specialist at the Madison Public Library will serve as an ambassador for Madison Public Library through developing many communications aimed at advancing the library's visibility in the community and increasing direct engagement with library events, services, and spaces. This position will focus on creating a consistent and engaging message and communicating that message collaboratively with staff and community partners across multiple platforms.
The Marketing and Communications Specialist will create and distribute promotional and communications materials for a wide variety of audiences; participate in the promotional design process including graphic design of flyers, web content, and social media; create or oversee video and audio communications; coordinate communication work of staff, partners, interns, and volunteers; promote media relations for the library; and plan and implement special events. Under general supervision of the Library Media Coordinator, work involves the exercise of independent judgment and initiative in the management of projects and activities.
The Marketing and Communications Specialist must possess:
• a passion for libraries and a curiosity for the many ways our community engages with libraries and library services;
• a demonstrated ability to build and maintain professional relationships;
• proven experience in drafting a wide variety of communications and reaching diverse audiences;
• professional experience with multiple social media platforms;
• excellent communication skills, both in writing and in speech;
• knowledge of principles, best practices, and tools used in communications and marketing;
• an understanding of principles of racial equity and social justice.
The Madison Public Library is an award-winning library system, dedicated to celebrating ideas, promoting creativity, connecting people, and enriching lives. Working for Madison Public Library means working alongside a highly talented and truly outstanding group of people. And, we don't just excel in traditional library services: The Bubbler (http://www.madisonbubbler.org) has received national attention for taking the makerspace concept into new and exciting directions; our youth services librarians are working with nurses to incorporate literacy into in-home prenatal care visits; and librarians lead four of the City of Madison's Neighborhood Resource Teams (http://www.cityofmadison.com/mayor/nrt). Our spaces also shine, with a new community kitchen supporting youth nutrition and community meals at our Meadowridge Library, while the fully equipped Media Lab (http://www.madisonbubbler.org/media-lab) in our Central Library uses experts in the field to teach everything from audio engineering to video game design to Photoshop. Madison Public Library is bigger than our buildings, though – our focus is community engagement and empowerment – both within and outside the library walls. We are in the business of changing lives.
Examples of Duties and Responsibilities:
Create and distribute promotional and communications materials for a wide variety of audiences.
• Write press releases, news stories, reports, evaluations, and other print and online communications.
• Share stories about library programs, services and collections across multiple platforms – web, print, social media, etc.
• Copywrite and edit communications of others related to the library.
• Maintain calendar of events, and create and distribute calendar announcements.
Multimedia design including graphic design of flyers, web content, and social media; and video and audio communications.
• Use Photoshop, InDesign and other Adobe Creative Suite software to design a wide variety of graphic communications, including reports, flyers, postcards, bookmarks, invitations, and other internal and external communications.
• Contribute to the library's online photosharing accounts.
• Create and maintain a testimonial archive including photos, stories, videos, and audio files.
• Create and maintain calendar records for events.
Coordination of communications works by staff, interns, and volunteers.
• Train new staff in communication and event platforms used by the library.
• Manage library web site accounts and directories.
• Train and oversee interns and volunteers on basic communications work.
Plan and implement special events.
• Work with library staff, management, Foundation and Friends to host tours, events, or special promotions.
• Assist with Wisconsin Book Festival events and planning.
Perform related work as required, including work on special projects, hosting or assisting with library events or outreach efforts, maintaining promotional budgets or tracking purchases, or research related to programming and communications.
For the complete list of duties and responsibilities, please reference the Marketing and Communications Specialist classification specification on-line at:
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• Possession of an associate's degree from an accredited college or university in Graphics Design, Digital Media, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or other related field, and two years of professional experience in the development and maintenance of website and social media content, including graphics work.
• Possession of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Graphics Design, Digital Media, Marketing, Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or other related field, and related volunteer or internship project-based experience.
If an applicant does not possess the specific requirements outlined above, HR will review the application materials to determine if the applicant possesses the following equivalent experience:
Two years experience in applying the following:
• Graphic design for print and web, and current computer-based graphic design software including Adobe Creative Suite.
• Principles and techniques relating to communications and marketing.
• Content management system and/or WYSIWYG editor experience.
• Social media concepts, best practices, and major social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other popular platforms.
• Computer software applicable to the duties of the position, including Microsoft Office Suite.
• Project management methods and practices.
Familiarity with the following:
• Photography and the ability to take, edit and resize photos.
• HTML and web design principles.
• Standard library resources.
• The role of the public library in the community
• Write effectively, concisely, and creatively for a variety of print and online platforms, including good English composition and correct punctuation, spelling, and grammatical usage.
• Communicate effectively and creatively, both orally and in writing.
• Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with co-workers, program partners, and other members of the public and business communities.
• Work independently, exercise great attention to detail, and establish priorities to meet tight deadlines and manage multiple projects and tasks simultaneously.
• Prepare and disseminate effective marketing, advertising, and public relations materials, plans, and strategies.
• Maintain a positive, flexible, and innovative approach to library programs and services.
The City of Madison strives to provide exceptional customer service to all its citizens and visitors. Therefore successful candidates will have demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse and/or underserved individuals and communities in traditional and non-traditional settings; apply racial equity principles and communicate effectively across cultures; and develop and maintain relationships with community partners, City staff, library staff, and members of the general public.
For a complete list of the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities, please see the class specification at this link:
Ability to meet the transportation requirements of the position.
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends when needed.
The incumbent will be expected to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally. Must be able to occasionally stand, walk, bend, kneel, stoop, reach overhead and repeatedly lift objects weighing up to three pounds. The incumbent must be able to assist in setting up room arrangements (including moving tables and chairs) and operate equipment.
For additional information and to apply online by February 15, 2017, please visit: http://www.cityofmadison.com/HR/employment/JobOpenings.cfm