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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Information Sessions, MSLIS Degree

Anyone considering the MSLIS graduate degree or any librarians who want to expand their knowledge, are welcome to join us online or in person for an information session.  

Virtual Information Session – join us and learn about the CatholicU LIS programs and what an MSLIS degree can do for you.


Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. EDT

Open House 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM EDT
Catholic University of America – Law School Building – room 315
3600 John McCormack Rd., Washington , D.C.

Attending an open house, you  will:

  • meet the faculty/staff
  • meet students
  • get connected with an advisor
  • learn the advantages of earning a master’s degree and/or a certificate
  • …and so much more!

RSVP 

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Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Indexer, part-time/temporary – Remote

LAC Group is seeking an experienced, remote Medical Subject Heading (MeSH) Indexer to work on a tremendous research project associated with a distinguished University. The project will focus on reading through US patents and assigning MeSH terms to them. This project should last 1-2 months and the schedule is part-time/flexible. This role can be performed remotely, from anywhere in the US.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform subject analysis and indexing of patents
  • Create a short statement or sentence fragment, often extracted directly from the abstract or atext, that describes the new information about the patent.
  • Other responsibilities include: subject indexing using MeSH terms, indexing comments, errata, and retractions

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a major in the biological sciences, or equivalent.
  • Familiar with medical indexing manual, other indexing aids, and MeSH
  • Must have experience with PubMed, Medline, or other medical journals/databases.

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/384J8ka

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Dan Dembkowski and Grace Phillips receive the Rovelstad Scholarship

Congratulations to Daniel Dembkowski and Grace Phillips, the two students chosen as the 2019-2020 Rovelstad scholarship recipients. They were selected among an impressive field of library and information science students.

Students who had completed at least 6 credits in the Master’s in Library and Information Science program by the end of the spring semester of 2020 were eligible to apply. Each applicant submitted a statement of achievements, career interests, and goals in less than 750 words; along with a detailed curriculum vitae which included their volunteer activities, association memberships, attendance at professional conferences and workshops, and similar activities. They also provided two references.

Finalists for the scholarship were interviewed by the committee, which based its decision on the following:

  • Academic achievement in the program
  • Demonstrated commitment to the profession as evidenced in course work, personal statement, curriculum vitae, and letters of recommendation
  • Potential for success as evidenced in all application documents
  • Indication of financial need

Rovelstad Scholarship Committee
Dr. Renate Chancellor
Dr. Deanna Marcum
Dr. Jane Zhang

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Metadata Specialist

LAC Group is seeking a Metadata Specialist to provide expert analysis and recommendation for a prestigious federal agency in the Washington, D.C. area. The Specialist will work closely with federal agency staff to analyze, update, enhance, extend, and maintain library metadata standards. This is a remote position that can be performed from anywhere in the US, with flexible hours, up to 40 hours per week.

Responsibilities:

  • Analyze complex metadata schema to determine need for updating, correcting, and enhancing the existing schema
  • Develop and text new versions and/or extensions enhancing the schema
  • Recommend revisions and updates to controlled vocabularies
  • Draft updates and revisions to guidelines and best practices

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in computer science, information science, mathematics, or related field
  • In-depth knowledge of MODS, MADS, METS, BIBFRAME, and PREMIS standards
  • Expert understanding of XML and RDF as they can be applied to those standards
  • Special knowledge of the needs of the metadata communities.
  • Track record of successfully troubleshooting and solving novel issues in data integration

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/31eJFig

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Alexandria Public Schools – Library Media Specialist

Job Description:

The Library Media Specialist facilitates the efficient operation of the school’s library services.  This position reports to the Principal.


Qualifications:

  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree preferred. Must have completed an approved program for Library Media Specialist.
  • Certificates & Licenses:  Valid Virginia Department of Education license with an endorsement in Library Media, or eligibility to obtain one.
  • Experience:  Previous experience as a Media Specialist preferred. Knowledge of library media services.

Essential Functions:

  1. Human Behavior
    • Relates knowledge of the characteristics of human growth and development to decisions on the effective use of media in appropriate learning experiences.
    • Exercises leadership through assisting individuals and groups in the learning process.
    • Establishes and maintains an atmosphere in which library media center staff, faculty, and students work harmoniously at optimum levels.
    • Plans learning activities which allows students to move toward independence and self-directed learning.
    • Identifies and evaluates student performance capabilities for particular types of learning activities and tasks.
    • Participates in continuous assessment of curriculum and instructional programs based on documented curriculum objectives.
  2. Learning and Learning Environment
    • Applies the principles of learning and learning theory to assist the learner in his/her pursuit of individual and group research and inquiry. Participates in the design, construction, and revision of curriculum on a continuous basis.
    • Provides leadership in establishing goals and objectives for the library media program as an integral part of the educational mission of the school.
    • Plans learning activities which allow students to move toward independence and self-directed learning.
    • Identifies and evaluates student performance capabilities for particular types of learning activities and tasks.
    • Participates in continuous assessment of curriculum and instructional programs based on documented curriculum objectives.
  3. Planning and Evaluation
    • Determines the goals, functions, and components of the library media program to support the objectives of the total school program.
    • Assesses the status of the library media program to plan for future development.
    • Analyzes the assessment findings to plan for the future development of the media program.
    • Identifies and implements goals and objectives for the short and long-range development of the library media program.
    • Develops and implements a continuous evaluation plan to identify the operational strengths and weaknesses of the library media program.
    • Designs, develops, and writes proposals for acquiring local, state, and federal funds to support and extend the library media program.
  4. Media
    • Develops and implements criteria for evaluating and selecting all types of media and instructional equipment.
    • Builds a collection of bibliographic tools to provide current information about media and equipment.
    • Establishes and administers procedures for preview, evaluation, and selection of media and instructional equipment.
    • Evaluates and selects teaching and learning resources appropriate to the developmental needs of students and supportive of curricular objectives.
    • Maintains on-going acquisition program for media resources and instructional equipment.
    • Organizes library media and equipment through a system of cataloging, classification, and indexing which will provide continuous user access
    • Develops bibliographies for faculty/student use in the selection of learning resources.
    • Provides consultation and support for all staff development activities conducted in school.
    • Provides continuous information to students on the materials, equipment and services available through the Library Media Center.
    • Motivates and guides students in the development of reading, viewing, and listening skills which encompass both cognitive and affective competencies.
    • Instructs students in the effective use of library resources and equipment.
    • Instructs students in skills related to retrieving, documenting, evaluation, synthesizing, and using information sources to meet instructional objectives and personal needs.
    • Supervises students in their use of resources and equipment in the library media center.
    • Assesses student use of resources and equipment.
    • Develops a continuous public relations program to stimulate faculty and student use of library resources, equipment, and services.
    • Provides production facilities and services to support the educational programs.
    • Informs faculty and students of the types of production services available or specific needs.
    • Produces instructional media to meet specific instructional objectives.
    • Adopts and edits locally produced media to meet learning needs.
    • Promotes effective use of instructional television and video resources.
    • Produces video programs to meet instructional needs.
    • Implements the effective use of Technology in the instructional program (on-line information retrieval; word processing; graphics production, and other related uses).
  5. Management
    • Applies the principles of management to the development and operation of the library media program.
    • Provides leadership for the development and administration of the library media program.
    • Initiates, develops, and implements policies and procedures for the operation of the Library Media Center.
    • Plans and implements functional organizational patterns for staffing the library media center.
    • Assists in the selection and evaluation of Library Media Center personnel.
    • Implements personnel policies and procedures conducive to effective personnel relationships.
    • Administers personnel policies for the effective operation of the library media program.
    • Provides opportunities for library media center personnel to participate in staff development in an in service training activities.
    • Prepares and provides rationale for Library Media Center budget in conjunction with Principal and Director of Libraries and Instructional Resources.
    • Administers the library media center budget to implement programs.
    • Prepares and administers budget for library media center resources and equipment as part of special project funded by private, local, state, or federal monies.
    • Participates in the planning of Library Media Center facilities which will support and enhance the instructional program.
    • Prepares statistical records and written records of the library media program including monthly reports; biennial state media reports, and annual equipment inventory reports.
    • Develops methods and techniques for promoting the role of the library media program in the school and community.
    • Implements policies and procedures for the purpose of maintaining control systems for the library media, equipment, and facilities.
    • Knows legislation such as copyright laws which affects the library media programs and makes appropriate application to library media center operations and disseminates guidelines to faculty and staff.
  6. Research
    • Applies research principles to the development of the library media program.
    • Utilizes existing research finding to improve the library media center programs.
    • Implements action research and applies finding to improvement of the library media program.
    • Assists teachers in locating research materials.
  7. Professional Growth and Development
    • Exercises a leadership role in the educational and local communities.
    • Utilizes existing research findings to improve the library media center programs.
    • Advocates and supports opportunities for professional improvement.
    • Engages in continuous study and self-evaluation for professional growth.
    • Assists teachers in locating professional resources to stimulate professional growth.
    • Supports academic freedom for teachers and students.
  8. Performs other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.

Clearances:

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test.
Primary LocationTCW King Street Campus
Salary RangeTeachers and Other Licensed Staff Salary Scale (http://www.acps.k12.va.us/hr/compensation/)
Shift TypeFull-Time
https://acps.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=1841

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Nirmal Gomes, LIS Student, receives Gordon M. Conable Scholarship

Congratulations to Nirmal Gomes, a current MSLIS student, for receiving the Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship.

Nirmal will attend this year’s annual ALA Conference (virtually, due to COVID-19), will be expected to participate in the Freedom to Read Foundation other intellectual freedom meetings and programs at conference, consult with a mentor/board member, and present a report about his experiences and thoughts. He also will receive a stipend to attend the ALA Midwinter meeting in Indianapolis.

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Information Sessions – MSLIS degree at CatholicU LIS

Anyone considering the MSLIS graduate degree or any librarians who want to expand their knowledge, are welcome to join us online or in person for an information session.  

Virtual Information Sessions – join us and learn about the CatholicU LIS programs and what an MSLIS degree can do for you.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at 4:30 p.m EDT
or
Thursday, July 9, 2020 at 10:30 a.m. EDT

Open House 

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 at 5:30 PM EDT
Catholic University of America – Law School Building – room 315
3600 John McCormack Rd., Washington , D.C.

Attending an open house, you  will:

  • meet the faculty/staff
  • meet students
  • get connected with an advisor
  • learn the advantages of earning a master’s degree and/or a certificate
  • …and so much more!

RSVP 

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Rare Book Cataloger, Native American languages – LAC Group

LAC Group is seeking an experienced Cataloger of rare books in Native American Languages for a temporary project position at a prestigious national library in Washington, DC. The cataloger will provide expert original cataloging for bibles and other religious documents in languages including Choctaw, Mohawk, Ojibwa, and Dakota. Candidates must be familiar with AACR2 and RDA standards for monographs. The ability to balance quantity and quality, with close attention to detail, is a core part of the role. This is a full-time, term position that will continue for approximately 3 months and must be performed on-site.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform complex original and copy cataloging of monographs to facilitate their identification, access, and use.
  • Interpret and apply Library of Congress Classification, Subject Headings, AACR2, RDA, OCLC online help and other materials as needed in cataloging and classifying library materials.
  • Import finalized MARC records from OCLC Connexion into Horizon ILS

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Must have 3-5 years of cataloging experience.
  • Experience in cataloging rare books.
  • Must have experience with AACR2, RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and Library of Congress Classification.
  • Strong teamwork, communication and collaboration skills
  • Ability to catalog in foreign languages, especially Native American Languages
  • Examples of prior cataloging work will be requested as part of the screening process

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

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Temporary Cataloger position, D.C.

LAC Group is seeking an experienced Cataloger to work on a project with a national library in Washington, DC. Candidates must be familiar with AACR2 and RDA standards for serials. The ability to balance quantity and quality, with close attention to detail, is a core part of the role. This is a full-time position projected to continue for 3 months and must be performed on-site.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform complex original and copy cataloging of serials to facilitate their identification, access, and use.
  • Interpret and apply Library of Congress Classification, Subject Headings, AACR2, RDA, OCLC online help and other materials as needed in cataloging and classifying library materials.
  • Import finalized MARC records from OCLC Connexion into Horizon ILS

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Must have 3-5 years of cataloging and copy cataloging experience.
  • Must have experience with AACR2, RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and Library of Congress Classification.
  • Strong teamwork, communication and collaboration skills
  • Examples of prior cataloging work will be requested as part of the screening process

To apply, please visit: https://lac.gp/2XKQ1Uc

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Reference and Research Librarian, Washington, D.C.

Cadence Group has an immediate opening for a Reference and Research Librarian in Washington, D.C.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

·         Search for, identify, and vet expert witnesses

·         Create comprehensive and highly detailed expert witness vetting reports of friendly and adverse witnesses for Justice Department litigation. Vettings include in-depth analysis of background reports, legal proceedings, expert witness depositions and trial testimonies, Daubert motions, author publications, professional licenses, news searches, and web and social media research.

·         Track down hard-to-locate assets; routinely conduct searches on state databases, commercial resources, and social media to locate information on individuals

·         Perform complex legal research and legislative analysis of both current and historical legal topics using complex resources and specialized finding aids for the following divisions: Civil Appellate, Office of Legal Counsel, National Security Division, United States Attorney’s Office, Environmental Division, Civil Rights and many others.

·         Locate information, often of a specialized or technical nature, from a wide variety of published and unpublished sources and electronic databases

·         Collaborate with division attorneys, economists, paralegals, statisticians, research assistants, law interns, and field office staff

·         Respond to inquiries made face-to-face, by telephone, or by virtual means

REQUIREMENTS:

·         Solid understanding of federal and state court systems, how to read a docket sheet, how a case progresses through a court, what the different types of filings are, and legal terminology

·         Expertise in finding legal resources and government documents from a wide variety of electronic resources, including Westlaw, Lexis, Bloomberg Law, and HeinOnline

·         Knowledge of complex resources and special finding aids

·         Extensive legal research experience a big plus

·         Extreme attention to detail

·         Proficient at finding both print (like West’s Key Number System) and electronic resources

·         Ability to clearly communicate with attorneys, economists, library techs, paralegals, statisticians, law interns, field office staff, and research assistants

·         Highly proficient at locating information from free government resources, like GPO FDsys, Congress.gov, and regulatory agency websites

·         Familiarity with any of the following:  Lexis, Westlaw, Factiva, Ebsco, Mergent Online, HeinOnline, JSTOR, Proquest Congressional, GPO FDsys, Congress.gov, and regulatory agency websites 

·         Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite 

·         Experience working in a federal government agency highly desired

·         Minimum of 2 years of experience fulfilling library reference and research requests

·         Accredited Masters Degree in Library Science 

·         Juris Doctorate a plus

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