Webinar – Masters of Science in Library and Information Science

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Join the Webinar Today to discover

what a Master’s in Library and Information Science can do for You.

Date: Wednesday, June 20

Time: 4:30pm ET

Link: http://lis.cua.edu/events/infosessions.cfm

 

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Project Director – Bethesda, MD

LAC Group is seeking a Project Director, Biomedical Indexing to oversee the implementation of a large indexing project for a federal agency in Bethesda, MD. The director will be responsible to recruit, train, and supervise a large team (20+) of remote indexers and other investigators and consultants to analyze and index scientific publications in biological sciences (esp. Life, Medical, Health Sciences). The staff for this work will be located throughout the United States. In addition, the Director prepares monthly, quarterly, and annual reports on the progress of the work. This is a long term full-time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) benefited contract position. Remote work is permitted for this position.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher in the field of biological sciences (esp. Life, Medical or Health Sciences)
  • Master’s in Library and Information Sciences is preferred, but not required
  • Library & Information Sciences candidates must have an additional degree in the field of biological sciences or experience as a medical or health sciences librarian

Requirements:

  • Able to review the work of others for quality
  • Knowledge of indexing, especially MeSH
  • Ability to prepare technical reports
  • Must have valid authorization to work in the United States
  • Knowledge of a foreign language is a plus

To apply. please visit: https://lac.gp/33ZRlE8

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Digital Initiatives & Metadata Librarian – Roanoke, Va

The Wyndham Robertson Library at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Digital Initiatives and Metadata Librarian. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

The position has the following responsibilities:

  • Administers the library’s digital content initiatives by establishing and managing repository policies, standards, and workflows for digitization, metadata creation, metadata and digital asset management, and preservation of those objects and data.
  • Creates, normalizes, and maintains original metadata records for analog, digitized, and born-digital objects.
  • Leads the library metadata team in developing a consistent approach to metadata creation, organization, and normalization in order to improve findability of library resources across platforms.
  • Promotes the library’s digital initiatives, including the institutional repository and digital exhibits, and builds partnerships across campus to embed digital projects within curriculum and scholarship through teaching and consultation.
  • Actively participates in and fosters an environment that supports diversity and inclusion.
  • Serves as a liaison librarian to 1-2 academic departments with responsibility for teaching students to critically engage in the discovery and use of information, connecting faculty and students with resources to advance their scholarship and creative work, and collaborating with faculty to strengthen the academic community.

Successful candidates must meet these required qualifications:

  • A Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLIS) or equivalent degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Knowledge and demonstrated application of at least two of the areas below, with demonstrated interest and aptitude in learning additional standards, tools, and formats as needed:
    • Descriptive standards (RDA, AACR2, DCRM, DACS, VRA Core, Dublin Core, etc.)
    • Structural standards (MARC, MODS, METS, EAD, etc.)
    • Markup data formats and languages (JSON, CSV, XML, etc.)
    • Controlled vocabularies (LCSH, LCNAF, AAT, etc.)
    • Tools for batch data normalization and transformation (XSLT, MarcEdit, OpenRefine, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of a digital repository.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices for digitization of materials in a variety of formats and management of digital assets and associated data throughout their lifecycle.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple concurrent tasks.
  • Prior success in planning, coordinating, and implementing effective programs, complex projects, and services with multiple stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and to providing cross-functional library services in a rapidly changing environment.

Preferred applicants will have:

  • Experience with Alma, Primo, OCLC Connexion, bepress Digital Commons, Omeka, and/or JSTOR Forum.
  • Understanding of copyright and related rights and how they are applied in a digital library setting.
  • Experience with teaching and/or training.

The university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion:

Hollins University is committed to the core values of diversity and inclusion. Applications are sought from members of underrepresented populations and those who have demonstrated success working with diverse populations. Candidates are encouraged to comment, either in their cover letter or in a separate statement, on how their writing, research, teaching, and/or service experience will enhance the institution’s efforts to support these values and an increasingly diverse student population.

Application instructions:

Qualified candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to hollinshr@hollins.edu. Review of applications will begin Dec. 6, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

 http://library.hollins.edu/digital 

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Librarian – Arlington, VA

LAC Group is seeking a Librarian to join our team working at a federal information center in Arlington, VA. The Librarian will conduct comprehensive reference, research, evaluative and instructional services to the center’s clientele. This is a long-term, full-time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) benefited contract opportunity. We are seeking candidates who are available to start ASAP.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensures positive customer experiences and customer service by providing attentive, timely, professional and courteous resolution of informational queries at the Information Center service desk;
  • Handles reference queries and online searching for the catalog for titles; refers intermediate to advanced level reference and research queries to Senior Librarian, as needed;
  • Conducts various circulation activities including registering patrons, checking library materials in and out, and re-shelving materials;
  • Partners with Senior Librarian in development and management of website content;
  • Performs basic and copy cataloging of library materials using an integrated library system;
  • Interprets and applies library policies following established procedures — also documents all procedural changes and regularly updates the Information Center Procedures Manual and associated information online and in print;
  • Tallies and records all service transactions as they occur; compile regular reports to clients using the integrated library system in collaboration with Senior Librarian;
  • Provides library orientations to visitors and explains library policies, upon request;
  • Participates in the development, production, and coordination of library outreach materials, initiatives, and programming;
  • Conducts regular stacks maintenance and shelf reading of library materials;
  • Opens and closes the Information Center, as required.

Qualifications:

  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited graduate program or significant graduate-level coursework in systems, digital and cataloging/metadata librarianship, or library service best practices;
  • In-depth knowledge and 1-2 years’ experience in two or more functional areas of library/information center work, such as digital libraries; information technology; school library media; collection development and management; serials management; cataloging; and reference;
  • Knowledge and practical experience of library and information science theory and practice, effective application of current and emerging library technologies and platforms, including familiarity with the management of a web-based integrated library services platform;
  • Intuitive skills in customer service orientation, creative outreach, time management, professional collaboration, active listening, speaking, critical thinking, and decision-making;
  • Strong competency in use of document production software; ability in writing and basic coding for the Web; experience with MS SharePoint preferred;
  • Knowledge of copyright laws and pertinent copyright restrictions as needed to oversee the copyright clearance process and to provide guidance on copyright matters to patrons of the Library;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Cross-cultural communication competencies, sensitivity to cultural diversity and experience working in a multicultural environment;
  • Preferred: knowledge of Foreign Affairs and International Relations, as well as world geography and world history.

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/341i4zM

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Senior Associate, Electronic Resources Librarian – The Pew Charitable Trusts, DC

The Pew Charitable Trusts uses data to make a difference. For more than 70 years, we have focused on serving the public, invigorating civic life, conducting nonpartisan research, advancing effective public policies and practices, and achieving tangible results.

Library and Archives
Pew’s library and archives team is part of the evaluation and program learning unit within the strategy portfolio. The goal of this unit is to assess and improve program effectiveness, inform important decisions, and generate knowledge that is useful to the organization and Pew staff. The library and archives team supports learning by understanding and addressing the information needs of Pew.

Specifically, the role of library and archives (LA) is to connect Pew staff to information resources that will help them to work effectively to accomplish Pew’s mission. The team of five oversees Pew’s library and its archive of historical information, with staff skilled in library support based in both Philadelphia and Washington, DC. This team provides staff with access to Pew’s library and archives including internal historical records and external subscriptions to journals, newspapers, and other knowledge resources; and uses these resources to respond to information requests from staff across the organization including creating customized searches and information summaries, such as literature and media scans and legal research.

Position Overview
The senior associate, electronic resources librarian is a key position with responsibility for providing high-quality, robust systems that facilitate search, discovery, and delivery of library services and resources to the entire organization. The senior associate, electronic resources librarian is well-versed in library systems and works collaboratively with other departments to support the discoverability of library resources in both the physical and digital realms. This position contributes to the ongoing improvement, extension, and integration of the library’s various systems and increasingly sophisticated search tools, including the library system, knowledge repository, and other digital platforms in support of staff learning and to meet their information needs. This position is based in Washington, DC, and will report to the project director, library and archives.

Responsibilities:

  • Administer existing internal library systems and external databases, including login management and the set up and maintenance of e-subscriptions.
  • Develop and streamline procedures and workflows for making the library’s electronic resources discoverable and accessible.
  • Establish relationships with vendors, publishers, and consortia to proactively address ordering, access, and performance issues.
  • Troubleshoot and work collaboratively to ensure continuous access and technical support for electronic resources.
  • Maintain authentication protocols, specifically the proxy configuration files, for electronic resources.
  • Update and customize interfaces for electronic resource access and discovery.
  • Monitor the market regarding implementation of new and emerging library applications and knowledge systems such as next generation library catalogs, aggregated discovery tools, research and collaboration systems, instructional technology, digital archives, and simulation and presentation tools.
  • Through data analysis and the collection of usage statistics works with Pew staff to assess library and subscription user needs and expectations on a regular basis to insure they have access to information systems needed to effectively do their work.
  • Work to promote awareness of information resources and library services through regular training and marketing efforts.
  • Collaborate closely with the senior associate, research archivist, library and archives to apply taxonomy and metadata to locate digital resources.
  • Work with Pew’s information technology department to support LA’s online systems, such as Pew’s library and archive catalog, online databases and digital resources housed in our intranet.
  • Perform other duties related to library systems as needed to accomplish LA’s goals.
  • Represent LA on internal technology-related committees, task forces and work groups.
  • Maintain up-to-date professional knowledge and skills in areas related to primary job assignment as well as general knowledge of current trends in library and information technology.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.  Advanced degree preferred.
  • At least four years of applicable experience, the majority of which should be with library systems.
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including an ease in communicating complex concepts in a clear effective fashion for both general and targeted audiences.
  • Recognized ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills, including an ability to synthesize large amounts of information and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue.
  • Ability to work autonomously and independently, yet in a cooperative spirit.
  • Demonstrated research skills.
  • An ability to work with both internal stakeholders and outside contractors.

To Apply:  https://jobs-pct.icims.com/jobs/6094/job

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Webmaster for federal library – Washington, DC

LAC Group is seeking a Webmaster for a position with a prestigious government library located in Washington, DC. This is a long-term full-time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) contract opportunity with benefits. This role is required to be performed on-site.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain and update the backend of the Library websites and keep them running smoothly. This includes designing, building, and implementing new Web pages and sites
  • Work with multiple internal divisions to enhance Web pages and respond to user needs
  • Use the Web and social media platforms to deliver and promote library services and collections
  • Collaborate with outside vendors as needed
  • Manage databases and ebooks
  • Provide reference support to internal and external users
  • Collaborate with Library staff on projects as needed

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have an MLS from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Position requires 3 years’ experience providing website support
  • Experience with SharePoint in a workplace setting
  • Prior experience training staff on new resources
  • Experience using social media to promote Library services
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, and organizational skills
  • Must be able to work both independently and as part of a motivated and productive team
  • Must have excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work with emerging technologies and learn new skills
  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/37c6SC4

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Reference Librarian – Washington, DC

LAC Group is seeking a qualified Reference Librarian to work for a federal agency in Washington, DC. The Reference Librarian responds to reference questions, prepares online research guides, and contribute to projects as assigned. This is a long-term full time (40 hours a week; Monday to Friday) contract position with benefits. Candidates must be able to work on-site, must be a US citizen and able to pass a background check.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides reference services through regular duty at the reference desk and by responding to virtual information requests using a wide variety of databases including EBSCO social science databases, news databases, and legal and legislative databases.
  • Responds to complex reference questions, including conducting systematic literature searches that produce thousands of relevant citations; synthesizes and packages results in a report template.
  • Prepares online research guides on education topics by working closely with the client to develop content and user-friendly architecture.
  • Evaluates new e-resources and other services; participates in trials; makes recommendations.
  • Investigates, researches and participates in the implementation of technologies that make it easier for clients to access information resources online without assistance.
  • Manages or contributes to special projects as assigned.
  • Trains clients in effective search techniques for e-resources.
  • Contributes to outreach activities to promote the use of the NLE’s services and collections.
  • Stays abreast of information needs and trends within the areas of education policy and research; stays abreast of trends in library and information technology.
  • Contributes to the reporting requirements of the contract, including inputting monthly statistics into the management information system.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited college or university.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the provision of reference services, including training patrons to use commercial databases.
  • Experience using integrated library systems.
  • Experience searching online databases such as EBSCO, ProQuest, and Nexis.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word and Excel.
  • Attention to detail; demonstrated organizational skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • U.S. citizenship required.

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/2oj93lG

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George Washington University Library positions

The George Washington University invites applications for multiple professional librarian positions through this open recruiting call.

Position: Multiple Librarian Positions
Primary Location: The George Washington University Libraries and Academic Innovation, Washington, DC

GW Libraries and Academic Innovation (GWLAI) enriches the academic experience of scholars and students and sparks innovation at GW. Our people, programs, partnerships, and services enable research and teaching through access to the latest scholarship as well as rich archival resources; tailored support for researchers at all levels; guidance for faculty who want to explore new teaching methods and technologies in the classroom; and robust support for online education. Through innovative partnerships, dynamic workshops, and team-based approaches to project management and problem solving, GWLAI fosters collaboration and provides leadership across the university to support the shared mission of generating, making accessible, and preserving new knowledge.

Librarians at GW work closely with faculty, students, and a broad range of partners on and off campus to achieve GW’s aspirations to excellence as a comprehensive global research university. Librarians support the research lifecycle by providing leadership across functions. They are active instruction partners across disciplines; advise on technical strategies for data analysis; steward resources; manage, develop, describe, and digitize collections; illuminate GW’s specialized, unique, and archival content; develop software and teach programming languages; advocate for equal access and affordability in higher education; design curricula; advise on strategies for navigating the scholarly publishing landscape; and partner with other libraries across the region to provide comprehensive access to research materials. Successful candidates will demonstrate a collaborative spirit; a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging; creativity, flexibility, and a willingness to contribute to the core functions of the library while exercising expertise in a particular area of practice.

GWLAI invites interested information professionals of all backgrounds and depths of experience who have an interest in being part of a vibrant, collaborative, mission-driven academic service organization to apply to work with us. Multiple librarian positions will be filled from this announcement, including:

Collections Strategist

Digital Services Manager

Director of Resource Description

Instructional Design Librarian

Metadata Librarian

NEA Archivist, Rank: I-III

Research Services Librarian

Research Services Librarian for Undergraduate Research

Software Developer

Unless noted, all positions will be recruited as open rank. More information about each role is available at https://library.gwu.edu/about/organization/jobs/librarian

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Library Technician (Technical Services) – National Gallery of Art Library, Washington, DC

The National Gallery of Art Library is seeking applicants for a student assistant position in the Technical Services Department. The primary purpose of this position is to provide support for a wide variety of acquisitions, cataloging, and technical processing activities.

Duties include unpacking and receiving newly acquired library materials, performing bibliographic searching in local and worldwide library networks, entering cataloging information using a personal computer, producing labels and adding item-level information for cataloged titles, and assisting with the maintenance of the department’s manual and automated files.

Applicants should have a familiarity with library technical services procedures and basic descriptive cataloging principles; familiarity with the operation of personal computers; an ability to recognize and transcribe detailed bibliographic information; an ability to type and file accurately; and an ability to work cooperatively with other staff members. Familiarity with bibliographic and subject vocabulary in French, German, Italian, or Spanish is desirable.

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.

Those interested in this position should send résumés and any inquiries by email to:

Sarah Osborne Bender

Head of Technical Services

National Gallery of Art Library

email: s-bender@nga.gov

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COLLEGE LIBRARIAN – Baltimore, MD

ABOUT GOUCHER COLLEGE:

Named one of the top 10 most innovative colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Goucher College has also been recognized as a College that Changes Lives. Located in Baltimore, Maryland, Goucher is a private, coed, liberal arts college dedicated to teaching students to be complex problem solvers who are prepared for the jobs of the future. A Goucher education focuses on creating lifelong learners through an interdisciplinary, international education that requires 100% of students to study abroad.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Goucher College seeks a dynamic college librarian who will work collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff to position the library as the academic learning center, a vibrant hub that integrates student learning and success with information and digital literacy. The successful candidate will provide the strategic vision and leadership needed to redefine the library as the college beyond the classroom, the site where students develop a habit of mind through mastery of skills and confidence gleaned through reflection, relationships, and resilience; where they are inspired to learn independently, with and among others, guided to ideas through reading, viewing, listening, and mining information resources in diverse formats; and where they experience the joys of life-long learning and membership in a diverse, inclusive, and socially conscious community of critical thinkers.  Reporting to the provost, the college librarian will work closely with other campus departments and offices.

The College Librarian will:

  • Serve as a strategic leader on campus adept at responding to and managing a changing campus environment;
  • Provide strategic vision for the continuing development and advancement of the Library as a learning center. In this capacity, the college librarian is able to leverage existing strengths in the service of new goals;
  • Lead strategic planning and assessment efforts to determine the needs of the Library and document its effectiveness as demonstrated by evidence-based assessment methods;
  • Collaborate with faculty and staff to provide significant student resources and support for academic programs, instruction, scholarship, and student learning;
  • Manage the operations of the Library including the facilities, services, staff, and budgets;
  • Provide energetic leadership in integrating new and emerging technologies with existing library resources and services;
  • Oversee and provides guidance for the management of the library’s collections, including its online resources;
  • Collaborate with other academic centers that are part of the learning commons, such as the Writing Center and the Quantitative Reasoning Center, to enhance and integrate student learning;


REQUIREMENTS:

Qualified candidates will possess a master’s degree in library science degree from an ALA accredited program. A second master’s degree or doctorate is desirable.  At least seven years of senior level administrative experience in an academic library is required.  The successful candidate will also demonstrate the ability to communicate well with others and to work collaboratively and collegially with students, faculty and staff.  A record of evidence that demonstrates a commitment to access, inclusiveness, and diversity is essential, as is a deep understanding of the issues facing higher education, liberal arts colleges and academic libraries.  A background check will be required as a condition of employment.


APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

Goucher College is committed to increasing the diversity of our community and seeks applicants dedicated to applying principles of equity and inclusion in all areas of the campus community.

Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the positions are filled.

Please submit the following application materials online:

  • Cover letter, with salary requirement
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three professional references

 

Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Apply here

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EXAM PROCTORS – Corestaff Services, DC – Metro Area

Do you enjoy working in an academic setting?

Are you looking to make EXTRA MONEY for the Holiday Season???
Corestaff Services has partnered with local Universities in the DC-Metro Area and is seeking on-call, part-time Exam Proctors to administer standardized tests and exams to students.  The pay rate is $15/HR.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Overseeing and ensuring that all tests are administered properly.
  • Monitoring students during testing sessions to ensure a secure testing environment.
  • Distributing and collecting the test material.
  • Answering questions and giving directions.

Required qualifications:

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule
  • 2 or 4 year degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Must have the ability to read directions clearly to examinees
  • Must possess legible writing, accurate spelling, and excellent communication skills
  • Experience working in an academic setting is a huge plus

For immediate consideration, please email Lisa Neal lisa.neal@corestaff.com or call 202-223-4900.

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