Law and Public Policy Librarian

Law and Public Policy Librarian

Librarian II, III or IV

UMass Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

As a gateway to knowledge, the UMass Amherst Libraries are key partners in teaching, learning, and research at UMass Amherst and in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.  Supporting freedom of inquiry, the Libraries foster a diverse and inclusive environment in which to engage with ideas and acquire the critical skills necessary for lifelong learning.

The UMass Amherst Libraries is seeking a highly experienced, enthusiastic and engaged librarian to serve as the Libraries’ subject specialist in legal research, public policy, and government information.  Actively support the teaching and research endeavors of the University, especially with assigned constituencies, by providing research, instructional, and consultation services.  Teach library research sessions in areas congruent to expertise and collection responsibility. Create research guides and other learning objects. Select materials in all formats for assigned subject areas. Interpret and analyze information needs of students, faculty, and other users of legal and government information and recommend changes to service based on analyses.

Required Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in library science or equivalent degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or its equivalent in librarianship from another country, or have appropriate equivalent experience.
  2. J.D. from an American Bar Association accredited Law School or equivalent.
  1. Minimum of two (2) years of experience in this or a comparable research library.
  2. Familiarity with all formats of core library legal and government information sources.
  3. Significant knowledge of methods and tools used in performing library research, especially legal research methods.
  4. Strong service orientation and the ability to meet the public graciously and tactfully.  Strong customer service attitude and initiative.
  5. Knowledge of key issues, trends and concepts used in information literacy.
  6. Demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills.
  7. Proficiency in teaching or public speaking in large audience settings.
  8. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively, work productively and maintain harmonious working relationships.
  9. Demonstrated ability to manage competing priorities in a positive, constructive, flexible, and cooperative manner.
  10. Ability to respond effectively to changing user and organizational needs and priorities, showing initiative and flexibility.
  11. Ability to prioritize, organize, and accomplish assigned work within established timeliness.
  12. Ability to contribute toward creating a positive and respectful workplace defined by personal and professional competence, integrity and collaboration.
  13. Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within the Libraries and the campus.
  14. Understands responsibilities with respect to conflicts of interest and behaves in ways consistent both with law and with university policy.
  15. Understands and contributes to implementation of departmental and institutional goals for achieving non-discrimination and creating a respectful, inclusive environment that is supportive of diversity.
  16. Uses access to sensitive and/or not-yet-public university-related information only in the performance of the responsibilities of position and exercises care to prevent unnecessary disclosures to others.

 

SALARY COMMENSURATE WITH ADVERTISED QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE 

Application Instructions: Please apply on line at http://umass.interviewexchange.com/candapply.jsp?JOBID=74443 and submit a letter of application, resume, and contact information (phone and email) for three professional references by August 26, 2016 for priority consideration.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Massachusetts Amherst is strongly committed to excellence and actively supports cultural diversity.  As part of a commitment to its own multicultural community, the Library seeks an individual with a demonstrated commitment to diversity and one who will understand and embrace University initiatives and aspirations.  The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members

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Library /Media Specialist: Caroline County Public Schools in beautiful Central Virginia

TITLE: Media Specialist/Librarian

QUALIFICATIONS: 1) Holds a valid Virginia Teaching License with a Library Media PreK-12 endorsement; 2) Holds a Bachelor’s Degree, with an approved program in Library Media or has completed the state requirements of college-level semester hours for this specialty; 3) Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable.

REPORTS TO: Principal

SUPERVISES: Such staff members designated by the Board or the superintendent JOB GOAL: To provide all students with an enriched library environment containing a wide variety of materials that will invite intellectual growth, and to aid all students in acquiring the skills needed to take full advantage of media center resources.

PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Operates and supervises the media center to which assigned. 2. Evaluates, selects, and requisitions new media center materials. 3. Assists teachers in the selection of books and other instructional materials, and makes media center materials available to supplement the instructional program. 4. Informs teachers and other staff members concerning new materials the media center acquires. 5. Maintains a comprehensive and efficient system for cataloging all media center materials and instructs teachers and students on the use of the system. 6. Arranges for interlibrary loan of materials of interest or use to teachers. 7. Works with teachers in planning those assignments likely to lead to extended use of media center resources. 8. Promotes appropriate conduct of students using media center facilities. 9. Helps students to develop habits of independent reference work and to develop skill in the use of reference materials in relation to planned assignments. 10.Presents and discusses materials with a class studying a particular topic, on the invitation of the teacher. 11.Participates at curriculum meetings. 12.Counsels with and gives reading guidance to students who have special reading problems or unusual intellectual interests. 13.Arranges frequently changing book-related displays and exhibits likely to interest the media center’s patrons. 14.Prepares and administers the media center budget. 15.Supervises media center aides in the performance of their duties. 16.Weeds obsolete and worn materials from the collections.
17.Supervises the clerical routines necessary for the smooth operation of the media center.

TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Ten, eleven or twelve month year.  Salary and work year to be established by the Board.

EVALUATION: Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with provisions of the Board’s policy on Evaluation of Professional Personnel.

Start an application for employment

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Assistant Librarian for Technical Services — Library of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception.

Assistant Librarian for Technical Services
This is a professional position that reports to the Director of the Library of the Pontifical Faculty of
the Immaculate Conception. The Assistant Librarian for Technical Services performs descriptive
and subject cataloging, and classification of both original and copy cataloging, requiring the
exercise of independent professional judgment. This is a salaried, full-time position with benefits.
Salary is comparable to the position for a non-profit Roman Catholic graduate college with a
Catalogs all library materials in the collection regardless of language or format; ensures accuracy
and compliance with standards for bibliographic control by obtaining cataloging information from
computer databases and standard bibliographic tools for original cataloging, and sometimes adapts
information for our own catalog; creates new, or modifies, MARC records or RDA records;
processes new materials and does bibliographic maintenance; deletes dated, lost, or completely
damaged materials from the system; collaborates in the maintenance of the integrated library system
and interoperability with other bibliographic databases; participates in occasional reference desk
staffing and instructs users in the principles of information literacy; performs additional duties as
Work in a library environment requires sustained posture in a standing or seated position for
prolonged periods of time, perform lifting, crouching or pushing.
Desired knowledge, experience, and qualifications:
1. Master’s of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited college or university with an emphasis
on cataloging or any equivalent combination of education and/or training that provides the required
knowledge, skills and abilities as approved by the Director.
2. Familiarity with one or more integrated library systems (preferably OCLC WSMS), excellent written
and verbal communication skills.
3. A cultivated interest in Catholic theology, Church history or philosophy.
4. Willingness to serve and support the mission of the PFIC.
5. Ability to deal cooperatively with others and be reliable and self-motivated.
To apply, send résumé and contact information via e-mail to Fr. John Martin Ruiz, O.P., Librarian, at
librarian@dhs.edu A cover letter should explain your qualifications, expectations, and interests in this
position. Please submit your application by pasting the cover letter and résumé into the body of your email.
Then, please attach the original document(s) to the same email. If this is not possible, please do one or the
other– either send the cover letter and résumé in the body of the email, or attach the original document(s).
Please apply for to this position only once. Do not send follow-up emails asking when you will be contacted,
or asking for confirmation of your application’s receipt. Due to the high volume of responses, we cannot
respond to such requests, but we will contact those who are chosen for an interview. We thank all applicants
in advance for their interest in this position.
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Circulation Services Librarian — Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception (PFIC)

Circulation Services Librarian
This is a professional position which reports to the Librarian of the Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception (PFIC).  The Circulation Services Librarian is responsible for duties associated with circulation, reference, reserves, support services, security, search of bibliographic data and periodical materials.   This is a salaried, full-time position with benefits. Salary is comparable to the position for a non-profit Roman Catholic graduate college with a student population of 110.
Qualifications should include an MLS, a love for books, an interest in Catholic academic research and information technologies, flexibility, and friendliness. This position requires the ability to perform pre-cataloging tasks within one or more specific languages, to lift up to 40 lbs., and to use a stepstool to reach high shelves.
Main responsibilities:
Directs the activities of the library service desk; provides reference and research assistance to students and faculty, including online database searches; trains and oversees part-time library assistants and student library workers; maintains, updates and supports library resources, including the information management system (OCLC WSMS); provides circulation/reserve services; maintains statistics; assists and participates in the upgrading of library database systems; coordinates the establishment of project deadlines; monitors progress, develops and presents status reports; facilitates communication; prepares, coordinates and conducts survey /studies on library service effectiveness; participates in reserve shelving activities which include sorting, shifting and shelving the collection according to the Dewey Decimal System; works on special projects and performs other duties as assigned.
This job description is not designed to contain an exhaustive listing of activities and responsibilities required of the employee.
Desired knowledge, experience, and qualifications:
1. ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science.
2. Some experience in academic library work, excellent communication skills, a working knowledge of computer applications for library services, and knowledge of current trends in library services and academic librarianship.
3. A cultivated interest in Catholic theology, Church history or philosophy.
4. Willingness to serve and support the mission of the PFIC.
5. Ability to deal cooperatively with others and be reliable and self-motivated.
To apply, send résumé and contact information via e-mail to Fr. John Martin Ruiz, O.P., Librarian, at librarian@dhs.edu  A cover letter should explain your qualifications, expectations, and interests in this position.  Please submit your application by pasting the cover letter and résumé into the body of your email. Then, please attach the original document(s) to the same email. If this is not possible, please do one or the other–either send the cover letter and résumé in the body of the email, or attach the original document(s).
Please apply for to this position only once. Do not send follow-up emails asking when you will be contacted, or asking for confirmation of your application’s receipt. Due to the high volume of responses, we cannot respond to such requests, but we will contact those who are chosen for an interview. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position.

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Attending the AALL Conference in Chicago, by LIS Student Meredith Capps

Last year, I debated whether it was worth attending the American Association of Law Libraries conference, which was in Philadelphia, when I had not yet started my coursework at CUA and was not, at the time, working in a law library. I decided to make the (hellacious on a summer Friday) drive up I-95 and was so pleased that I did so, as I met some amazing people who have already become friends and professional contacts. So, for me, attending AALL in Chicago this summer, was a “no-brainer” (even though I was enrolled in the Copyright and Licensing Institute and could only attend two of the four days of the conference!).

My experience began with the plane ride, believe it or not. I noticed that my seatmate had a Bloomberg Law tote bag from last year’s conference and struck up a conversation. My new friend happened to work at the law library where I worked as an undergraduate, and we had a number of friends and experiences in common. She was travelling with a colleague, and a newer librarian at another local academic library was sitting behind us and joined our conversation—so before I had even arrived at the conference site, I had three new contacts!
Some people consider just this type of networking to be the most important reason to attend conferences, and while I would not dispute that, I would also say that attendees should not overlook the educational content, especially as a student and new librarian.

Even during my abbreviated stay, I found two panels dealing with promoting faculty scholarship, a key duty for my new position, and came away with many new ideas and perspectives, and comfort in knowing that there is an active network of law librarians dealing with the same issues as me.

Finally, conferences are great opportunities to see new places, or see them in a different way. Though I had been to Chicago a number of times, I had never seen the city’s architecture by boat, or even spent time on the waterfront, and the Chicago Architectural Boat Foundation tour arranged by AALL was, truly, excellent—particularly on a low humidity, sunny, 75-degree day!

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Web Content Management Specialist, Prince George’s County Library, Largo, MD

Web Content Management Specialist / Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) / Largo, MD / Apply online today!

Would you like to work in a casual and friendly environment?  Get excellent benefits, including a LOT of paid time off – almost 3  weeks of annual leave your first year, 14 other paid days off and over 3 weeks of sick leave a year? Our Library System is searching for an experienced web content management specialist to work as a member of our Digital Services team.  Apply today!
Position Title:    Web Content Management Specialist
Location: Administrative Offices, 9601 Capital Lane, Largo, MD 20774.
Hours: Full Time (40 hours/week), Monday – Friday; 8:30am – 5pm.
Salary:  $21.31 per hour plus a generous benefits package.
To Apply: Submit an employment application, cover letter and resume by clicking the link below. Or, visit us online at www.pgcmls.info/AboutUs/Employment.
Closing Date: Application materials must be received by 4pm, Friday, August 5, 2016.
Examples of Duties:  Responsible for the content development and maintenance of all Library web pages using HTML, CSS and JavaScript.  Improves online usability and accessibility. Archives and backs up content. Installs and configures modules. Troubleshoots functionality issues.  Configures and integrates the Public Catalog with website. Coordinates the work of content contributors. Keeps up-to-date with new technological developments. Delivers training programs to end-users at Library as needed. Provides support to staff and customers on issues relating to the Library’s website, online catalog and online resources and services. Keeps abreast of professional developments and seeks to continually improve performance. Performs other duties or responsibilities that are related to the position.
Qualifications/Requirements: Possession of a Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university; two (2) years of web design and web development experience, highly preferred; or, course work or certifications on computer science, web design and development or associated topics, essential. Willingness to learn library resources, services, techniques, policies and procedures. Knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and JQuery. General knowledge of PC hardware and software. Ability to develop and integrate customized modules into applications. Strong communication and customer service skills. Ability to quickly learn web updating tools. Ability to problem solve; high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to deal tactfully and efficiently with diverse individuals and groups.  Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment and work in a team environment. Work involves occasional light lifting, such as three to four reams of paper, four or five books, or other materials (up to 20 pounds); and use of computer, telephone and office equipment.
Union Status:  Unit One
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Position Available — National Gallery of Art Library

National Gallery of Art Library  Vacancy Announcement

The National Gallery of Art Library is seeking applicants for a student assistant position in the Reader Services Department.

  • Library Technician (Vertical Files/Non-Print Materials)

The primary purpose of the position is to assist with the maintenance, development, and consultation of the vertical files and non-print collections.

Duties include preparing newly acquired materials for the vertical files and non-print collections, preparing bibliographic records using an online catalog, and assisting with the organization and use of both collections by Gallery staff and outside readers.

Knowledge and Skills:

Applicants should have a basic knowledge of library collections and online catalogs, familiarity with using personal computers, an ability to type and file accurately, and an ability to work cooperatively with other staff members and library patrons. Reading knowledge of a Western European language (French, German, or Italian) is desirable.

Qualifications: 

In order to qualify for this position, applicants must be registered at least as a half-time student, and be able to provide certification of student status, including a current class schedule. Work schedules will be determined to accommodate the student’s class schedule and the Library’s work requirements. The position is limited to 20 hours per week while classes are in session; full-time employment is available during semester and summer breaks. The incumbent earns sick and annual leave based on the amount of hours worked.

Interested applicants should send résumés and any inquiries by email to:

Lamia Doumato, Head of Reader Services

National Gallery of Art Library

email: l-doumato@nga.gov

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P/T Temporary Reference & Instruction Librarian for Nursing, Health, and Medicine at Marymount University

Marymount University Library and Learning Services in Arlington is looking to hire a part-time temporary reference and instruction specializing in nursing and health sciences.  The position will last 13 weeks.  For more information, please see the job posting at the link below.

Responsibilities Library and Learning Services is seeking a part-time, short-term (13 weeks) specialist in nursing, medical, health sciences/health education and promotion and physical therapy from August 15, 2016 to November 11, 2016 to cover core services as a reference/instruction librarian.

  • Support students by providing reference service, library instruction sessions, and selecting appropriate library materials.
  • Supports faculty by providing in depth research in nursing, medical, health sciences/health education and promotion and physical therapy.

This position will work at our Main Campus (North Glebe Rd), 4040 Center (Fairfax Dr, Ballston) and the Reston Academic Center. All locations are metro accessible.

Minimum Qualifications
  • ALA accredited Master’s degree (MLS or MLIS)
  • Academic areas or major in nursing, medical, health sciences/health education and promotion and physical therapy
    *1 to 3 years of related experience
  • Ability to work with students and faculty, knowledge of library resources, both print and electronic, presentation skills and computer skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Academic Library experience
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Part-Time University Library Assistant Job, Laurel, MD

Maryland University of Integrative Health in Laurel, Maryland, is seeking a dedicated, customer-service oriented individual to work on a part-time basis at the Sherman Cohn Library’s Information/ Circulation Desk as a Library Assistant.  As part of the diverse, caring, and conscientious team that staffs the Desk, Library Assistants tend to Library patrons and report to the Library Director and Circulation Desk Supervisor.  Primary responsibilities are being present at the circulation/information desk during assigned hours, opening the Library on time, and providing exceptional customer service by assisting patrons by performing circulation functions, answering simple ready-reference questions, helping patrons to use Library resources, and assisting with project work as assigned.

Responsibilities/duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing all duties required to open the Library
  • Staffing the circulation/information desk and engaging in tasks required to maintain the collection (shelve, shelf-read, process books, etc.)
  • Utilizing the circulation functions of the Sierra integrated library system by Innovative Interfaces (check-in, check-out, holds, etc.)
  • Responding to the needs of Library patrons in a knowledgeable, timely, and courteous manner
  • Providing instruction and assistance to library patrons (both in person and off campus) in obtaining and utilizing Library resources
  • Answering ready-reference questions and referring complex reference or research questions to appropriate personnel
  • Being prompt and working shifts reliably with little absenteeism
  • Engaging in special project work as assigned
  • Performing other duties as assigned

To apply:  Please view the full job description and access the online application from the following page:

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Student Position in Law Firm Library

Davis & Harman LLP is looking for a student to work in their law library. Please see description below.  –

We believe the position requires approximately four hours a week or perhaps eight hours every two weeks if that work schedule might be more suitable.  Essentially, we need help with (1) adding to our existing collection new acquisitions reflecting the Library of Congress Classification System (probably no more than 50 during the course of a year), (2) re-shelving any returned books, (3) requesting interlibrary loans, (4) any legal research questions that arise (our legal practice focuses on tax and employee benefits), and (5) ordering certain books.

Please send  resumes to Daniela Stoia via email at the following email address:dstoia@davis-harman.com

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