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Monday, June 29, 2009

F/T - Reference Librarian - NY DA's Office


New York County District Attorney’s Office
Reference Librarian

1) Conduct legal, medical, psychological, business and general research.

2) Acquire legal research data from diverse sources including
books, Westlaw, PsycInfo, Lexis, and web resources.

3) Create and maintain RSS feeds.

4) Provide classroom and one-on-one training for knowledge
management system
, legal research training, web2.0 resource training;

5) Evaluate information resources and troubleshoot computer problems.

6) Facilitate Interlibrary Loan.

7) Research expert witnesses.

8) Compile legislative histories.

9) Process library invoices.

10) Maintain in-house knowledge management systems;

11) Perform related duties.

1) Bachelor’s degree required. MLS Preferred.

2) Experience in legal research or library work preferred.

3) Excellent writing and training skills preferred.

4) Excellent Microsoft Office and computer skills required.

5) Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal
skills required; ability to relate with different user groups.

SALARY: $41,430

Resumes and cover letters should be sent to:
Mary Matuszak
New York County District Attorney’s Office
1 Hogan Place
New York, NY 10013

Yours truly,
Mary E. Matuszak

Mary E. Matuszak
Director of Library Services
New York County District Attorney's Office

1 Hogan Place
New York, NY 10013

Originally posted on a librarian social networking listserv.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

P/T - Archivist - AAAC

Asian American Arts Centre (AAAC)

Part-time Archivist for non-profit arts organization in Manhattan

Asian American Arts Centre (AAAC) seeks an enthusiastic archivist to develop, maintain, and provide access to the physical and digital archives for Asian American contemporary artists.

About the Organization and Archives:
Asian American Arts Centre brings cultural events in the visual and traditional arts to the general public since its establishment in 1974. Its aim is to address the distinctive concerns of Asian Americans in the United States, and their linkages to other cultural communities. Founded as a not-for-profit community arts organization, AAAC specializes in contemporary art exhibitions and archives that engage viewers in the historical and cultural presence of Asian American artists and those Americans influenced by Asia.

AAAC Artist Archive, a research archive of over 1,500 entries dating back to 1945, has been developed from the original slide archive that started in 1982. Artist vertical files have been accumulated documenting the history of Asian Pacific American artists in the United States. The first portion of it will be available as the first-of-its-kind digital archive on in the summer of 2009.

- Master's Degree in Archival Management, or Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution with a focus in archival and special collections studies. Equivalent degree or experience with a practicum or internship can be considered.
- Demonstrate understanding of the principles of arrangement and description of archival collections; understanding of current archival best practices and standards
- Some experience with digital preservation and metadata creation using professional standards such as AAT
- Commitment to professional growth; intellectual curiosity and engagement with archival issues
- Excellent organizational, time and project management skills
- Good written and oral communication and interpersonal skills in English. Other Asian languages a plus.
- Ability to work independently; to take initiative and to exercise sound judgment
- Strong work ethic; commitment to diversity; ability to handle complex procedures is key

Preferred Qualifications:
- Experience working with artwork on paper, slides and photographs, or other visual materials
- 1-2 years successful experience for a digitization project including supervising interns or students
- Academic background in Asian / Asian American visual art, or art history
- Experience with digital assets management systems and imaging equipment
- Experience creating a successful grant application

Employment Period & Rate of Pay:
Starting mid July 2009; 24 hours per week; a wage of $12.50/hour or more depending on qualifications.

Please submit:
-cover letter stating why you are interested in this position (description of education/work experience highlighting those most influential).
-A writing sample (this is for us to see your ability to think and write logically).

Email materials ASAP to Robert Lee at

Asian American Arts Centre
26 Bowery 3fl.
New York, NY 10013

Originally posted on a library school listserv.

F/T - Network Services Coordinator - NYU Health Sciences Libraries

Network Services Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine Middle Atlantic Region

NYU Health Sciences Libraries seeks to fill the position of Network Services Coordinator for the Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The mission of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by providing all U.S. health professionals with equal access to biomedical information and improving the public's access to information to enable them to make informed decisions about their health. The Middle Atlantic Region (MAR) office serves NN/LM members in Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania.

Overall Responsibilities
The Network Services Coordinator plans and organizes resource sharing and network programs in consultation with the MAR Resource Sharing Committee. Manages the DOCLINE program of the Region, offering training and consultation. Ensures compliance with all NLM requirements for members using DOCLINE and LinkOut.

Reports to RML Associate Director.

Specific Responsibilities

1. Administers the DOCLINE and LinkOut programs of the NN/LM for the Region ensuring accuracy of the member information in the directory. Sees that membership certificates are distributed in a timely manner;
2. Staffs the MAR Resource Sharing Committee and encourages their participation in the development of region-wide resource sharing efforts;
3. Trains all RML staff on the fundamentals of DOCLINE and interlibrary loan, so they can answer basic questions from members;
4. Works five hours per month in a network member's Document Delivery or interlibrary loan department;
5. Develops training programs using Adobe Connect, online tutorials and simple printed instructions for training staff in a variety of libraries on use of the DOCLINE and LinkOut systems; provides individual or group consultation on use of DOCLINE and LinkOut if needed;
6. Encourages use of EFTS and helps problem solve with librarians who cannot use it, due to technical or administrative problems;
7. Is training point of contact with other RMLs and the National Library of Medicine's staff to be expert on current and upcoming system changes or technology developments in areas affecting resource sharing. Attends monthly teleconferences and provides regular feedback to NLM on problems or concerns of MAR members in regard to resource sharing;
8. Organizes user testing of new technologies and systems for NLM if requested;
9. Participates in all RML staff activities including exhibits, state liaison efforts, network member questions, implementation of region-wide programs including but not limited to Emergency Preparedness and Historical Collections and in offering training;
10. Develops and manage the NN/LM MAR RML Consultants program;
11. Develops a program to recruit new members, including a recruitment kit;
12. Oversees the annual contact process to ensure that the appropriate information is gathered and compiled;
13. Develops and implements a region-wide member recruitment program for public libraries;
14. Other related duties as required.

Skills and Requirements
MLS and at least 5 years experience in health sciences libraries. Knowledge of DOCLINE, LinkOut and related technology and cataloging issues preferred. Excellent communications, project management and team skills.

Salary begins at $60,000, with the NYU Medical Center benefits package. S/he is considered an employee of the New York University School of Medicine, which is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Information on the Middle Atlantic Region of the NN/LM is at

Applicants should send their resume and a letter of application to:
Ms. Terry Serra
NYU Health Sciences Libraries
NYU Langone Medical Center
550 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Fax: (212) 263-6534

Originally posted on a library school listserv.

TEMP - Legal Librarian - Freshfields

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer US LLP, a major international law firm, is looking for a temporary librarian to fill in for an extended absence. The assignment will last 4 weeks and start on Monday, June 28th.

This job will include performing reference, billing, routing, stack maintenance, ILL, and other tasks as required.

Two years experience in a law firm library setting is required. An MLS is preferred.

If interested, please e-mail letter and résumé to:
(no phone calls or letters please)

Benjamin Toby
US Librarian and Information Services Manager

Originally posted on a library school and a legal librarian listserv.

P/T - Image Archiving Specialist - a Photo Agency

Photo Agency/Creative Consulting Business Seeks Image Archiving Specialist

Creative consulting business in its early stages seeks an expert in the latest image archiving applications to help with a rapidly growing archive.

We are seeking someone to consult with us for a total of 20-40 hrs to help bring us up to speed with issues related to labeling, tagging, date stamping and all of the nuts and bolts that will help us use our archive in the most efficient and creative ways possible.

Knowledge of PhotoShelter preferred.

Please send resume to

Originally posted on a library school listserv.

F/T - Electronic Resources & Web Services Lib. -Lehman College

Lehman College, New York, NY
Electronic Resources and Web Services Librarian
Instructor or Assistant Professor [Substitute]

Lehman College, the City University of New York’s senior public college in the Bronx, seeks a Substitute Electronic Resources and Web Services Librarian. This position is primarily responsible for organization and maintenance of the Leonard Lief Library’s electronic resources and website, which serves as information portal to the Lehman community and is migrating to a content management system. The work involves detailed tracking and maintenance of currently licensed electronic resources, as well as arranging for trials and evaluation of new resources under consideration.

The Electronic Resources and Web Services Librarian:
• Manages Serials Solutions for online access to the electronic journals collection
• Maintains EZProxy for remote access to databases
• Maintains SFX functions for internal linking to licensed resources
• Serves as representative to CUNY’s Electronic Resources Advisory Committee (ERAC)
• Chairs the Library’s Web Team and Electronic Resources Discussion Group (ERDG)

As member of the library faculty, the Electronic Resources and Web Services Librarian provides reference services, instructional classes, and selects resources in assigned subject areas. The position reports to Head of Reference.

Required: ALA-MLS, as well as working knowledge of HTML, Dreamweaver, CSS, and some web programming languages. Academic library experience and knowledge of MySQL and PHP helpful. Second subject Master’s required for appointment as Assistant Professor.

Please submit letter, resume, and names and addresses of three references by June 30, 2009 to:

Professor Kenneth Schlesinger, Chief Librarian
Leonard Lief Library
Lehman College
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Bronx, New York 10468-1589
Susan Voge
Associate Professor and
Head of Reference
Lehman College/CUNY
Leonard Lief Library
Bedford Park Blvd. W.
Bronx, NY 10468

Thursday, June 18, 2009

P/T - Data Coordinator - StoryCorps

Data Coordinator, Information Technology Department

Education: High school
Location: Brooklyn, New York, 11217, United States
Posted by: StoryCorps
Job Category: Administration, Clerical & Data-entry, Computing & Internet, Database management
Sector: Nonprofit
Last day to apply: July 3, 2009
Last updated: June 16, 2009
Type: Part time
Language(s): English
Job posted on: June 16, 2009
Area of Focus: Community Development, Library or Resource Center, Media and Journalism, Museums and Historical Societies

Data Coordinator, Information Technology Department
Reports to Manager, Information Technology
Status: Part-Time (20 hours per week) Regular


StoryCorps ( is an independent nonprofit project whose mission is to honor and celebrate one another’s lives through listening. Since 2003, tens of thousands of everyday people have interviewed family and friends through StoryCorps. Each conversation is recorded on a free CD to take home and share, and is archived for generations to come at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. Millions listen to our award-winning broadcasts on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition and our free podcasts on iTunes. StoryCorps is one of the largest oral history projects of its kind, creating a growing portrait of who we really are as Americans.

StoryCorps’ Information Technology department is a small and dedicated team of professionals who work closely with all levels of the organization to support our technological infrastructure. The Data Coordinator will work from within the Information Technology department to fulfill statistical reporting needs throughout the organization. (S)he will work closely with IT Staff, Executives, and Department Managers to implement regular and ad hoc reports for StoryCorps’ many initiatives and other statistical needs. This position is part-time (20 hours per week) and reports to the Manager, Information Technology.


• Implement regular and ad hoc statistical reports, as requested by the Executive Team, Program Administrators, and Department Managers
• Create clean, visually pleasing, and presentable reports, highlighting trends in data
• Gather and document data requirements for data-driven projects
• Identify and document organizational workflows and data collection practices
• Collaborate with IT staff and other departments to create new fields, modules, and screens in the StoryCorps archive database and CRM for strategic data analysis
• Work with IT Staff, Executive Team, and Department Managers to conceptualize data needs for program planning and analysis


• Solid organizational skills, multi-tasking ability, and attention to detail
• Ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, as well as collaboratively, as part of a team
• Passion for analyzing and presenting data; experience with quantitative methods is a plus
• Strong computer skills, with proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, and/or FileMaker Pro is required; familiarity with Apple Macs is preferred
• Bachelor’s degree or 3-4 years of relevant work experience preferred

How to Apply:
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to and include your last name and “Data Coordinator” in the subject line. Include both cover letter and resume as attachments entitled: “YourNameLetter” and “YourNameResume.” In your cover letter, please tell us how you found out about this opportunity and whether you have applied for a position at StoryCorps in the past. No calls please.

Originally listed on idealist website

TEMP - Senior Research Specialist – Global Investment Bank

TEMP TO PERM : Senior Research Specialist – Global Investment Bank

Work within the research/reference library of this global investment bank providing research and analysis to support bankers making strategic decisions on companies, industries and emerging business topics.

This involves using a wide range of high value financial online databases and information sources.


- Exceptional research skills and experience in Financial Services.
- Ability to create innovative solutions to complex problems using a wide range of information sources and contacts.
- Expert knowledge of key databases and research products including, but not limited to: Bloomberg, Thomson Research, CapIQ, and Factset.
- Confident and exceptional interpersonal skills with the ability to work with both junior and senior level bankers.
- A heightened sense of energy, enthusiasm and motivation and a flexible approach to duties and hours of work.
- Advanced Excel skills
- Financial Modeling experience a plus

Please send resumes to:

Posted directly from a staffing agency.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

F/T - Publishing System Specialist - Non-Profit Assoc.

Publishing System Specialist – Career Opportunity – NYC
-- Referrals also welcome.

Our Client : This Association was founded in 1880 as a not-for-profit professional organization promoting the art, science and practice of mechanical and multidisciplinary engineering and allied sciences. This association develops codes and standards that enhances public safety, and provides lifelong learning and technical exchange opportunities benefiting the global engineering and technology community. There are more than 127,000 members worldwide.

The Position : The Publishing System Specialist is primarily responsible for maintaining various key components within the XML publishing environment. This entails installing, and maintaining Arbortext document types DTDs (Document Type Definition), Stylesheet files (.STYLE Files, XSLT) and configuration files; developing a clear methodology for creation and maintenance of Stylesheets and DTDs; updating and managing the Document Model Report; supporting any custom applications created as part of the Arbortext Product Series; maintaining all customizations to the Arbortext Product Suite (Editor, Link Manager, CMS, Publishing Engine) to improve authoring productivity. Developing and/or maintaining administrative and/or user documentation.

Requirements : The degree in Computer Science and a minimum of 3 years experience working in an XML/CMS publishing environment in a development position, or 7 years experience working in an XML/CMS publishing environment in a development position. Strong working knowledge of content management essential. Troubleshoot a wide variety of data and document management problems. Requirements include a thorough understanding of XML and XML concepts and syntax; understanding of DTD syntax; understanding of Content Management Systems; knowledge of web services; understanding of Databases (specifically SQL or equivalent); understanding the basics of XSL (XSLT and XSLFO); understanding of Java. Excellent communication (both written and verbal), and analytical skills. The following would be very helpful - understanding of Arbortext Command Language (ACL) and/or Perl; programming knowledge; thorough knowledge and understanding of the overall new XML based publishing system (ExStyles, MathType, Arbortext Editor, Link Manager, Arbortext Content Management System, Arbortext Publishing Engine) – touch points between modules; thorough knowledge of Microsoft operating systems and general knowledge of computer hardware.

Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Code – IS-01 (Resumes in Word preferred)
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For further details on this job, to send your resume, or to make a referral:

Sarah Warner
212 / 869-3348
Superior Staffing for Librarians and
Other Information Professionals
25 W 43rd Street, NY NY 10036

This posting is a direct posting from one of our valued library recruiters.