2017 Dr. Elizabeth W. Stone Lecture

The Library & Information Science Alumni Board cordially invites CUA alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends to the 2017 Dr. Elizabeth W. Stone Lecture.

Friday, March 31, 2017 at 6 p.m. Byron Auditorium, Room 204, Columbus School of Law Reception to follow in the Law School Cafe

This year’s guest will be Enoch Pratt Free Library Pennsylvania Avenue Branch Manager and 2016 ALA Lemony Snicket Award for Noble Librarians Faced with Adversity

Melanie Townsend Diggs “Being a ‘beacon of light’ in the face of adversity” The story of how the Enoch Pratt Free Library provided a community “Safe Haven” during the Baltimore riots and how that commitment impacted the community.

We will also be presenting the 2017 Raymond Von Dran Memorial Award to Mary Thomas for her contributions to the field of library and information science

For more information or accommodations please contact the Alumni Board at cualisalumniboard@gmail.com

Parking will be relaxed in the Law School parking deck. For directions, please visit: https://goo.gl/MqPQM7

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Project Cataloger – LAC Federal – Washington, D.C.

LAC Federal is seeking a Project Cataloger to work at a prestigious national library in the Washington, DC area on a short-term temporary assignment. This is a 3-month term full-time position. Candidate must be able to pass a background check.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Cataloger will create item-level, collection-level, and authority records for collection items in preparation for digitization.
  • Qualified candidates should be able to demonstrate an ability to produce high-quality work at a rapid pace on tight deadlines.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Familiarity/experience with Encoded Archival Context (EAC), Natural Collections Descriptions (NCD), Metadata Object Description Schema (MODS), and MARC.
  • Experience with Filemaker Pro and MS Office suite desired.
  • Experience converting/transforming metadata records into bibliographic records
  • Strong attention to detail

Apply online at: https://goo.gl/yfGE3H

 

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

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Foreign Language Researchers – Dhivehi/Maldivian – (Virtual)

LAC Group UK is seeking a Foreign Language Researchers – Dhivehi/Maldivian – (Virtual) for a short-term engagement that can be undertaken remotely, from home. This assignment is for approximately 25 hours of work and would lead to further opportunities. The selected individual, in addition to having Dhivehi as a native language, must be fluent in English and be able to present good written English.

The focus is a review of current legislation of various countries and the recording of specific elements thereof. Candidates should be good communicators and be able to demonstrate previous research experience. Previous legal training or experience is not necessary but some familiarity with legal terminology would be desirable. Full project descriptions will be provided, supervisors appointed and on-line training will be provided.

Pay rates for this work are limited to US$18 (or equivalent) per hour. When responding please supply a current CV/Resumé and a covering note/letter, setting out your suitability for the role and your current availability. Candidates who do not provide a covering note, will not be considered. Preference will be given to candidates who do not currently have full-time work commitments and could devote at least 20 hours per week to this project.

 

Please apply online at: https://goo.gl/Pmfq4r

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

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Digitization Technician – LAC Federal – Washington, D.C.

LAC Federal is seeking a Digitization Technician to work at a prestigious national library in the Washington, DC area. This is a 3 month term full-time position. Candidate must be able to pass a background check.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • The Technician will transform and import metadata records, generating new metadata for each image, and incorporate that metadata into a file record during ingest into a content management system.
  • Qualified candidates should be able to demonstrate specialized experience implementing digital asset management principles as demonstrated from past work experiences, training, and/or schooling, as well as an ability to produce high-quality work at a rapid pace on tight deadlines.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 1 year experience working with metadata records and content management systems
  • Familiarity with metadata schemas such as MODS and MARCXML
  • Familiarity with bibliographic records in MARC format and MS Office products
  • Strong attention to detail

Apply online at: https://goo.gl/H2DrBy

 

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

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Archival Internship Summer 2017 – Newseum -Laurel, MD

Are you looking for an exciting internship that will provide you with the skills necessary to help you obtain full-time archival employment? If so, the Newseum’s Archival Internship at our Laurel, MD location is for you!

The Newseum, a revolutionary 250,000-square-foot museum that promotes, explains and defends free expression and the five freedoms of the First Amendment, offers visitors an experience that blends five centuries of history with technology and hands-on exhibits.  At the Newseum, we pride ourselves on creating up-to-the minute exhibits and actively collecting modern and historic print news materials. As a Newseum intern you will work with our 35,000 piece historic print news collection at our support center in Laurel, Maryland.

Internship hours are flexible and can be arranged to fit individuals’ schedules. You will be a member of the small, dynamic Collections team and will be able to make an enormous contribution to the work we do. This is a wonderful opportunity to gain behind-the-scenes archival experience with one of Washington, D.C.’s most popular museums!

Intern responsibilities will include assisting the Print News Archivist with the following tasks:
–       Preparing newspapers or magazines for an upcoming exhibition will comprise a significant portion of this internship. Must be comfortable handling print news materials and learning to encapsulate them using microchamber board and Melinex.
–       Processing and potential original cataloging of historic newspapers and magazines, depending upon the launch date of our new database.
–       Researching, identifying and documenting important news events appearing in print news items.
–       Retrieving and re-shelving archival materials, including the frequent handling and carrying of 20-40 lb. newspaper boxes.

Experience/Skills
–       Candidates should be currently enrolled in or should have recently finished a museum-related, library science-related, or archival-related graduate or undergraduate program, with an interest in collections/archival work.
–       Excellent computer skills and accuracy in spelling and database entry.
–       Solid historical research skills and broad knowledge of, and interest in, U.S. and world history.
–       The ability to frequently lift and carry 20-40 lb. boxes and lift, reach, and bend with ease.
–       Must have dependable transportation to our Laurel, MD facility.

Timing/Duration/Pay
Internships last for a minimum of 12 weeks and may be part- or full-time. This unpaid internship position is for college credit or experience only.

Application Deadline
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Application Process
Please send your cover letter, resume, and two references to:

Newseum
Human Resources Department
555 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20001
E-mail: jobs@newseum.org

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Project Cataloging/Digital Librarian position – Virginia Historical Society – Richmond, VA

Virginia Historical Society is hiring a Project Cataloging/Digital Librarian. Attached is the job description. Please read.

Collections Project Cataloging Digital Librarian

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Paid Summer Librarian – MARTEK GLOBAL SERVICES, INC. – Bethesda, MD

MARTEK GLOBAL SERVICES, INC. has a contract to provide Library Support Services to the National Science Foundation in Arlington, VA.  They are in final preparations for the relocation to their new building in Alexandria plus they expect numerous digital objects returning from a scanning project at the same time.  So, long story short, they need some extra help.

The anticipation is for someone to work 40 hours a week from June 26th to August 25th (9 weeks).  Pay for this position is $25/hour and you have to be able to clear a background investigation.

Also, because this person will have to pass the government security process prior June 26th, the sooner we can identify the right person and get them cleared the better.  The security process can take 6-8 weeks so please contact Pete Kendrick right away if you are interested.

Anyone that is interested can email Pete Kendrick directly at pkendrick@martekglobal.com or call Pete Kendrick at Phone: 301-656-3700 ext. 115/Cell phone: 301-204-7026.

General Requirements

In this position, the Librarian takes primary lead in the production of monthly, quarterly and yearly Management Information System reporting.  

  • Supports all budget and financial information reporting, project work, resource planning, staffing and space management.
  • Analyzes elements of a problem or situation and identify potential solutions
  • Observes discrepancies, trends, and interrelationships in data or activities
  • Executes and maintains the business and reporting process.  

Responsibilities & Duties

The Librarian must be flexible and well-rounded and able to work well with diverse groups.  Must possess good communication skills, both verbal and written.  The Librarian must have the following experience:

  • OCLC/ WorldShare and Interlibrary Loan (ILL) procedures
  • Inventory /Weeding / Deaccession
  • Cataloging in RDA (Resource Description and Access) experience (copy & original)
  • Reference
  • Working in a small library
  • Ability to perform a variety of library functions
  • Must be experience with Microsoft applications, i.e. Outlook, Excel, Word, and SharePoint, and Information Management
  • Some SQL experience would be a plus
  • Querying databases
  • Digitization and metadata application experience

Additionally, the individual must be comfortable;

  • Gathering statistics on journal usage, circulation, and cataloging
  • Collections development including book selection
  • Using Open source software, i.e. Koha and Islandora
  • Other duties as assigned.

Educational Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.  

Experience Requirements

Three (3) years of related work experience in a business setting and has the ability to initiate, develop and maintain smooth, cooperative working relationships with co-workers, management and other internal customers.

Additional Required Knowledge and Skills

This position requires strong analytic skills with demonstrable proficiency and experience in formatting spreadsheets, creating formulas, macros, database tables, queries, forms and reports.  Additional requirements are strong communication skills, organizational and time management skills.

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Online Content Specialist (Journal Manager) – Computercraft Corporation – Bethesda, MD

http://chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm01/ats/careers/requisition.jsp?org=COMPUTERCRAFT&cws=1&rid=126

Computercraft seeks a highly skilled individual to perform comprehensive review of electronic submissions to the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) digital archives. The successful candidate will work to ensure that data files accurately represent the original content – full text as well as figures, tables, etc. To learn more about NLM’s free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences literature visit http://www.nlm.nih.gov/.

The successful candidate will work onsite at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) with experts from NIH’s National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) in the National Library of Medicine (NLM).

Job Responsibilities

  • Process content and load to database using web based tools and UNIX scripts.
  • Check accuracy and integrity of source data and online presentation of content.
  • Conduct data analysis and troubleshoot errors; coordinate with appropriate personnel to solve programming and content-related issues.
  • Track incoming content and the progress of work on multiple projects in development or production stages.
  • Answer helpdesk queries from users.
  • Serve as a liaison between authors and/or publishers and the NLM.

General Qualifications

  • Minimum Education Requirement: Bachelor’s degree (MLS preferred).
  • Two years’ experience in publishing or library science environment.
  • Familiarity with online publications, specifically electronic journals or books.
  • Positive attitude; displays flexibility and patience in a high-volume work environment.
  • Comfortable managing multiple projects at once.

Required Skills

  • Ability to communicate technical and non-technical information effectively to publishers, developers, and data providers.
  • Ability to conduct data analysis and work with developers to implement solutions.
  • Ability to work with complex, detailed information.
  • Knowledge of XML and/or HTML.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • At least one item from the “Desired Skills” list.

Desired Skills

  • Experience managing production workflow of an online publication.
  • Expertise with electronic image formats (TIFF, GIF, JPEG, EPS, PNG) and with image creation software (for example, Adobe Photoshop).
  • Experience editing journal or book content or in journal or in book production.
  • Experience with UNIX/Linux in a data production environment.

To apply for this position or learn about other Computercraft job opportunities, please visit the Careers section of our website: http://www.computercraft-usa.com/

Computercraft offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, and the opportunity for a positive work life balance with a standard 40 hour work week and the chance to work with accomplished professionals at NIH/NCBI. 

Computercraft is an equal opportunity employer. 

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Practicum opportunities – The Department of Justice Libraries – Washington, DC

The Department of Justice Libraries offer ongoing unpaid internships in Washington, D.C. to library science graduate students interested in gaining work experience in a federal law library setting.  Practicum opportunities are available for those with an interest in reference, research and web design as well as digitization and technical services.   No law degree or legal experience necessary.

Sample activities include:

  • Gain research skills working on real-world questions.
  • Help develop and maintain intranet pages and research guides for the DOJ Virtual Library.
  • Create intranet finding aids for un-cataloged library collections such as Attorney General Memoranda or Legislative files.  Create e-legislative histories of statutes enforced by DOJ.
  • Assist in implementing an electronic discovery service, integrating it with DOJ databases.
  • Digitize important paper collections, increasing accessibility to DOJ researchers, including those with disabilities.

We are looking for motivated, self-starting library school graduate students able to work at least eight hours a week.  Successful applicants must be a U.S. Citizen and enrolled in a degree program. We will assist a student in obtaining academic credit.

To apply, please email resume and references to Roxie.Daneshvar@usdoj.gov and Bridget.gilhool@usdoj.gov. The application deadline for Summer 2017 is Friday, April 14th. No phone calls please.  Thank you.

The U.S. Department of Justice is an Equal Opportunity/Reasonable Accommodation Employer. Except where otherwise provided by law, there will be no discrimination based on color, race, religion, national origin, politics, marital status, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, status as a parent, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or personal favoritism. The Department of Justice welcomes and encourages applications from persons with physical and mental disabilities. The Department is firmly committed to satisfying its affirmative obligations under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 to ensure that persons with disabilities have every opportunity to be hired and advanced on the basis of merit within the Department of Justice. This agency provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the agency. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Law Firm Reference Librarian – Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. – Washington, DC

The law firm of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. has an opening for a Reference Librarian in the Washington, D.C. office. The Reference Librarian will work as part of a team to provide reference, research and information services using research resources in all formats.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide reference and research assistance to attorneys and paralegals of the firm, including support for attorney professional development, client development projects, marketing, speaking engagement preparation, and specialized legislative and regulatory research.

Provide Interlibrary Loan service as needed.

Daily monitoring and dissemination of targeted news, legislative, litigation, and regulatory developments to specific attorney interest groups.

Assist with any of the following: 1) client billing for research services and invoice payment; 2) orientation of new attorneys and paralegals; 3) user training and password management for research resources; 4) cataloging and maintenance of the collection; 5) monitoring and editing of research pages on firm intranet; 6) coverage of essential duties in the absence of the Library Assistant

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified candidate must possess a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; One to two years’ relevant Library experience in a law firm or corporate environment; Strong customer service skills; Ability to prioritize and manage deadlines and assignments; Excellent organizational, project management, communication, and interpersonal skills; Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively; Database research experience with legal and business databases including but not limited to, Lexis, PACER, WK/CCH, Dun & Bradstreet; Cataloging experience desirable; Ability to lift heavy items and perform related physical activities.

TO APPLY

We thank all applicants for their interest, however we are only able to contact candidates selected for follow up.

Please send resume and cover letting containing salary expectations to Donna Shumaker, Director of Library Services, at DShumaker@ebglaw.com. No agencies, please.

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