Webinar – Masters of Science in Library and Information Science

Are you or is someone you know considering graduate school?

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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Digital Asset Manager, National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA

The Digital Asset Manager works as part of the project team responsible for the administration of NMWA’s digital asset management system (DAMS). The Digital Asset Manager assists the library director in creating policies and procedures, workflows, and user guides to use with the DAMS and future digitization projects. This individual is also responsible for reviewing and organizing all images on the network drives, adding appropriate metadata, and beginning the process of digitizing items and preparing selected items for public access. This is a four-year contract position.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Overseeing the digital asset management system, Asset Bank, to include look-and-feel customization, bulk uploads, cataloging, user accounts and privileges, and access and organization
  • Communicating with stakeholders to understand their needs and accommodating them in a way that preserves descriptive standards
  • Managing digital content influx from multiple sources
  • Documenting workflows and training staff in use of DAMS
  • Establishing levels of access that acknowledge issues of copyright and internal ownership
  • Performing regular review and clean-up of network files
  • Collaborating with LRC staff on issues of collection digitization
  • Keeping current with developments in the field of digital asset management, fair use, and copyright as they apply to cultural heritage collections, and digital imaging
  • Communicating with Bright, Asset Bank’s vendor, for technical support and general questions
  • Promoting use of the DAMS among staff and others
  • Overseeing interns on projects related to the DAMS and digitization

QUALIFICATIONS:

This position requires a Bachelor’s degree with coursework in art, museum studies, or art history and/or knowledge of women artists preferred. A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent focusing on digital curation and/or archiving preferred. The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills/experience:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technologies in cultural institutions, including digitization and web-based services
  • Demonstrated success working with digital asset management solutions and workflows
  • Demonstrated work in metadata creation and familiarity with metadata standards
  • Enthusiasm for creating order from disorder and making workflows efficient
  • Solid technical background with managing technical projects and/or hands-on technical experience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, service orientation, and attention to detail
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment and to show initiative in outreach to fellow staff members
  • Strong computer skills and experience with standard computer applications such as Microsoft Office software 

SALARY RANGE:

$40,000-$42,000 annually

Please submit applications by emailing cover letter and résumé to HR@nmwa.org. The National Museum of Women in the Arts is an equal opportunity employer.

The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is the only major museum in the world solely dedicated to championing women through the arts. With its collections, exhibitions, programs, and online content, the museum inspires dynamic exchanges about art and ideas; advocates for better representation of women artists; and serves as a vital center for thought leadership, community engagement, and social change.

 

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The Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the U.S. Department of State are pleased to share three exciting virtual internship opportunities.   Applications opened on July 1 and close July 31.

Virtual internships provide a year-long opportunity for students to gain and enhance valuable expertise.  Virtual interns are eligible to receive credit hours for both the fall and spring semesters.  Although virtual interns work remotely, they are mentored by two experienced members of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms team through bi-monthly phone calls and weekly reports.  Past interns have found the experience to be both enjoyable and professionally valuable.

A description of the three internship opportunities is included below.

How to Apply: https://vsfs.state.gov/how-to-apply

Link to Apply: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/537941900

Specific Project Information:

Historic Artifact Researcher: https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/view/1964

Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed Reality: https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/view/1965

Fundraising, Campaign Research & Strategy Intern: https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/view/2348

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Sr. Technical Research Services Librarian

AARP has an opening for a senior technical reserach services librarian. Learn more here: https://careers.aarp.org/ShowJob/Id/2079179/Sr.-Technical-Research-Services-Librarian/

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Library and Research Intern-AARP

https://careers.aarp.org/ShowJob/Id/2076127/Library-and-Research-Intern/

Business Unit Description

Fine-tune your research skills by interning with a dynamic unit focused on research, insights, synthesis, innovation, personal growth, and emerging technologies.  We are seeking a Master’s-level graduate student pursuing a degree in Library & Information Science.  You must be able to learn quickly and apply new skills; work independently as well as collaboratively; and possess excellent research, analytical, writing, organizational, and communications skills.

Summary

The Library & Strategic Services Department of AARP is looking for a strong Master’s-level Library graduate student to serve as a paid year round intern. The internship will provide the student with hands-on experience in conducting secondary research using a vast array of databases, as well as experience in interpreting and synthesizing research findings. It provides the chance to do meaningful work that impacts society, and the opportunity for making relevant professional connections. This position offers an exciting opportunity to work with the largest social welfare organization in the country and is an excellent way for a talented graduate student interested in Library Science and research to acquire hands-on experience as part of a small, committed and professional team.

Responsibilities

On an average day you will be:

Investigative

  • Conduct literature scans on research requests for stakeholders throughout the association.
  • Perform company due diligence and people vetting.

Analytical

  • Synthesize research findings from AARP’s collection of resources, including primary and secondary research, academic journals, consumer and market research, etc.
  • Summarize research reports for internal distribution.
  • Contribute to data analyses and write-up of findings.

Strategic

  • Proactively distribute research from AARP’s collection of resources to internal stakeholders.
  • Apply innovative thinking and problem solving to challenges.

Collaborative

  • Assist with special projects such as collection management.
  • Assist with library marketing and promotional events.

Inquisitive

  • Explore and demonstrate new and emerging technologies in the AARP Library collection such as virtual reality (VR) technology.

Flexible

  • Answer ad-hoc research requests as assigned.

Customer Service

  • Provide face to face interactions at the Library’s Reference Desk.
  • Monitor and provide timely responses via the Library’s internal communication channels to help manage project in-take.

Requirements

Prospective intern must be currently enrolled in a Master’s-level degree program in Library and Information Science at an accredited college or university.

AARP also considers non-traditional interns who are looking to re-enter the workforce or change careers.  This may include those who have previously graduated college and are now enrolled in a continuing education program.

The time commitment is 25 hours per week at our downtown DC office on a year round basis.  The office is conveniently located near the Gallery Place metro. The internship is competitively paid.

Required qualifications:

·       Excellent research, analytical, writing and critical thinking skills

·       Excellent written and oral communication skills

·       Knowledge of library research databases

·       Ability to synthesize research findings

·       Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team

·       Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems creatively and independently

·       Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and shift priorities as directed

·       A strong commitment to providing outstanding customer service

·       Advanced computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

·       Inquisitiveness, organization and keen attention to details

Preferred qualifications:

·       Skilled in data analysis

·       Familiarity with social sciences and/or statistics and/or survey data and analysis

·       Prior use and familiarity with statistical software packages such as SPSS

·       Experience with emerging technologies such as VR

Benefits Offered

Internships are non-exempt positions and are not eligible for employee benefits.

Equal Employment Opportunity

AARP is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture.  AARP does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, sex, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, mental or physical disability, genetic information, veteran status, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Biomedical Innovation Virtual Internship Position

Designing for the Crowd: Biomedical Innovation Virtual Internship Position Available

Are you a student, looking to improve and show off your social media, writing, and graphic design skills? Through the State Department’s Virtual Student Federal Service internship program, students have the opportunity to hone their skills through virtual internships. There is currently an open virtual internship position within CitSciBio, the biomedical citizen science hub. For more about the open CitSciBio position, read on!

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) wants you! Hone and show off your writing and graphic design skills as a part of the NIH open innovation community! Share your writing talent in blog posts and your social media savvy in communicating with the public, all at the largest biomedical research funding agency in the world.

As virtual intern you will assist the working group by:

  • Creating designs for the hub, ranging from images for blog posts to infographics about citizen science, as needed
  • Producing other digital materials for to be used and shared by the NIH Citizen Science Working Group
  • Developing and designing an array of digital communications, including content for newsletters, websites, and social media (@CitSciBio)
  • Creating infographics, slides, handout materials, and other content for sharing at scientific meetings and for posting on the web (i.e., citscibio.org) as needed
  • Drafting tweets (evergreen and new content) for @CitSciBio (monthly).
  • Writing blog entries relevant to biomedical crowdsourcing and citizen science as needed

To apply go to: https://go.usa.gov/xyb2Q  and select NIH-USA-3 in your application. Deadline is 7/31
For more about the program and how to apply, please go to https://vsfs.state.gov/about

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MedlinePlus Internships, VSFS (Virtual Student Federal Service)

MedlinePlus is looking for two interns to help with a text message and social media campaign. https://vsfs.state.gov/projects/view/2259

This internship is through VSFS (Virtual Student Federal Service). Anyone who would like to apply should use the vacancy announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/537941900

Applicants will pick projects in the questions portion of the application.

For more information about the application process or VSFS, see: https://vsfs.state.gov/faq. Questions about the MedlinePlus project can be sent directly to Stacy Coppess, Health Information Products Unit, U.S. National Library of Medicine, Stacy.Coppess@nih.gov

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Vacancy Announcement – Law Librarian at the U.S. Department of the Interior Library

These announcements will close on July 24th.

The Department of the Interior Library has posted announcements for an open Law Librarian position on the USAJobs website. The announcements can be found at the following URL’s:

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/538635800 (DE) (open to the public)
https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/538637800 (MP) (open to status candidates)

The announcements include information about this position, such as job responsibilities and qualifications.

The Department of the Interior Library provides a full range of professional reference and research services, available to Interior Department employees in both the Washington, DC, area and nationwide. We are also open the public. The collections include Departmental publications, as well as related books, journals, electronic databases and other resources that support the mission of the Department, its agencies, and bureaus.

The Department of the Interior Library is in Room 1151 of the Stewart Lee Udall Department of the Interior Building, located at 1849 C Street, NW in Washington, DC. We are open from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday (except federal holidays).

These announcements will close on July 24th.

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Alumna Cristina Ramirez Receives Sessa Scholarship for Continuing Education

Alumna Cristina Ramirez is among the 5 recipients of the Frank B. Sessa Scholarship for Continuing Education of Beta Phi Mu members. Beta Phi Mu is the library & information science honor society, and its members are eligible to compete for the Sessa Scholarship. The scholarship enables the recipient to pursue continuing professional education in LIS, archival studies, or other approved information-related studies, including  attendance at professional preconference workshops or short courses; continuing education courses offered by accredited LIS programs; and online or face-to-face continuing education workshops and classes sponsored by professional associations and approved continuing education providers.

Congratulations, Cristina!

 

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Librarian Position at GW Jacob Burns Law Library

The George Washington University Law School, Jacob Burns Law Library, located in Washington, DC, seeks a qualified librarian for its reference/business & finance librarian position to begin as early as September 3, 2019. The librarian in this position will provide research and reference services to members of the GW Law community and other library patrons. Basic qualifications for this position are MLS (or equivalent) from an ALA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment; and JD, LLB, or LLM from an ABA-accredited institution or completion of degree requirements by the time of appointment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:  Review of applications will begin August 1, 2019, and continue until the position is filled.  For complete information and to apply for this position, please view the posting at http://www.gwu.jobs/postings/68250. Please upload a resume, cover letter, and include contact information for three professional references. Only complete applications will be considered.

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Circulation Supervisor – Calvert Library Prince Frederick, MD

Circulation Supervisor – Calvert Library Prince Frederick

We seek an enthusiastic, open-minded, intrinsically-motivated individual who works well independently and collaboratively to lead our Circulation Department and all staff at the circulation desk in providing excellent customer service to our customers.

If you embody Calvert Library’s values and are passionate about the power of public libraries to transform communities, consider joining Calvert Library as the full-time Circulation Supervisor of our main library.

At Calvert Library, staff have the opportunity to empower individuals by facilitating lifelong learning and to strengthen the community by encouraging connections to fellow community members and the world. Calvert Library circulates over a million items and provides exceptional customer service at its 4 locations, and via 2 mobile library vehicles. We have an extensive network of community partners including Calvert County Public Schools.

Interested candidates should complete an application online by July 15, 2019 at calvertlibrary.appone.com.

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