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Friday, January 29, 2010

F/T - Chief Librarian (Associate Dean) - Hunter College

Position Detail Appointment available June 30, 2010
FLSA Status Exempt
Compensation Commensurate with qualifications.
Web Site

Notice Number EA17184
Closing Date Open until filled. Review of resumes to begin 2/8/10.


Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the Chief Librarian has ultimate responsibilities for budgeting, managing, maintaining, and developing the Hunter College Libraries, which include Wexler Library (main campus), libraries for the Health Professions and School of Social Work, and the Judith and Stanley Zabar Art Libraries. The Chief Librarian will have responsibility for facilities and space planning, and the implementation of technology and its infrastructure. The Chief Librarian will play a major role in conceptualizing renovation and construction plans and working with the Library planning architects, Chief Information Officer, and other personnel. In collaboration with the University Librarian and other CUNY library leaders, the Chief Librarian participates in the development of cooperative library services within CUNY and beyond. The Chief Librarian serves as advocate and spokesperson for the Hunter College Libraries on campus, locally, statewide and nationwide.


Minimum: ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree with an additional master's degree in an academic field and a minimum of eight years related experience; established record of professional achievement; demonstrated knowledge of traditional library functions, emerging technologies, and trends in higher education and their impact on library services; strong commitment to service-oriented collaboration and outreach with multiple campus constituencies; experience with assessment and strategic planning; robust record as a leader; excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; evidence of effective resource management (i.e. collections, budget, personnel, etc.); institutional capacity building skills (collaborative fundraising/grant-writing); and dedication to building a diverse faculty and staff. Demonstrated experience with library planning and renovation.

Preferred: Doctoral degree; experience in a consortium environment; successful record of grant funding and collaborative development of major gifts; experience in tenure-bearing institutions and supervision of tenured faculty; ten or more years of progressively responsible library management and budgeting experience; experience with library construction; and significant experience in an academic or research library.

TO APPLY Please send letter of interest, including vision statement concerning modern academic libraries and emerging information technologies, curriculum vitae, names and contact information for at least three professional references to:
Address: Chief Librarian Search Committee
Office of the Provost
Hunter College
695 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10065

F/T - Library Research Services Manager - DLA Piper

DLA Piper, a leader in the practice of law worldwide, seeks a Library Research Services Manager with excellent project management, leadership and training skills to lead and direct national Research Services initiatives and provide the vision and leadership necessary to insure the all local Research Services functions operate cooperatively, consistently and with the greatest efficiency. Position may be located in either New York, Chicago, Palo Alto or Washington, DC.

Leads research related ' process improvement' initiatives. The Research Services Manager is expected to perform all job duties with a commitment to providing superior service to the lawyers, producing quality work product and maintaining an atmosphere of teamwork and continuous improvement. Above all, the Library Research Services Manager must fulfill the needs of the Firm in a manner that is consistent with the Firm's vision and values. This position reports to the Firm Director of Research Services and Libraries.

The ideal candidate will perform essential duties and responsibilities related to the following functions:


-Research Services and Products

-Resource development

-Staff Orientation and Training

In-depth knowledge of a wide range of print and digital legal, business, scientific and general information resources. Research and reference skills, including online searching of the Internet, legal and non-legal databases, Web-based services, etc. Ability to deal with contracts and licensing agreements and financial matters. Working knowledge of general and library-specific software, including integrated library systems, spreadsheets, and database management software. Willing to work after normal business hours and weekends when required.

MLS and/or JD degree required with a minimum of ten years progressively responsible professional library experience, including extensive reference, research and training experience. Minimum of five years management experience, including personnel supervision and administration of research services. Significant law library or professional service firm experience required and law firm experience strongly preferred. Expert knowledge of print and online legal and business research resources and methodologies. Expert knowledge of Lexis and Westlaw. Expert knowledge or ability to learn several of the following systems: Dialog, Bloomberg, Court Express, Courtlink, Pacer, D&B, Delphion. PLC.

DLA Piper is a leader in the practice of law worldwide, with 3,200 lawyers in 62 offices located in 24 countries around the world. It has leading practices in Corporate and Finance, Litigation, Intellectual Property, Government Affairs and Real Estate. DLA Piper places a special emphasis on both diversity in the workplace and respect for the individual.

DLA Piper provides its employees with highly competitive salaries and benefits, including eligibility for year-end bonuses, profit sharing eligibility, a generous paid-time-off policy and a 401k plan. Employees are recognized and rewarded for their achievements through annual performance evaluations and salary reviews. The firm encourages ongoing personal development and supports a healthy work/life balance.

DLA Piper is an EEO/AA employer-M/F/D/V.

How to Apply: Apply via the company's website

F/T - Librarian for Journalism and Media, Culture and Communication - Bobst Library

Librarian for Journalism and Media, Culture and Communication, Bobst Library, New York University

Description: Subject specialist in the Social Sciences, serving the Department of Media, Culture and Communication and the Department of Journalism.

Librarians play a key role in the educational mission of NYU by establishing strong relationships with faculty and students, and connecting them to the services, content, and tools that meet their research, teaching, and learning needs.

This position serves as the primary library liaison to the above departments, with special emphases on building and curating collections in all formats; continuing a program of extensive instructional, consultation, and research support services; and developing responsive and innovative information services.

This position acts as a vital member of the Social Sciences/Humanities group. The incumbent is deeply engaged and contributes skills and expertise to the highly collaborative work of the department and the NYU Libraries. The incumbent works creatively with colleagues to implement and enhance programs and services, to deliver physical and virtual research and reference services, and to take a leadership role on projects and initiatives as appropriate.

Qualifications: ALA accredited MLS and subject Master’s degree required for tenure. Preference will be given to candidates with graduate course work related to the interplay between media, culture, and society. Previous library experience in instruction, collection development, and/or reference is desirable. Candidates should exhibit a strong public service orientation, a high degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21st century library, and be well versed in the issues surrounding scholarly communications.

This position is assigned to Bobst Libraries’ Humanities and Social Sciences Center in the Collections and Research Services Division, NYU Libraries.

Salary/Benefits: Faculty status, attractive benefits package including five weeks annual vacation. Salary commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply: To ensure consideration, send resume and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director of Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer. Email to apply for this job.

P/T - Project Cataloger - Bard Graduate Center

The Bard Graduate Center ( is looking for a
part-time, short-term project cataloger for a 2,700-volume library on
Islamic culture, history, and art, the majority in English but with a
scattering of European languages as well.

This temporary position entails copy-cataloging and physical processing
of monographs, from February through mid-summer, 15-20 hours a week.


- Acquaintance with AACR2/MARC/LCSH/LCC sufficient to:

Search for duplicates in our ILS
Locate suitable records for copy-cataloging in OCLC
Edit records to meet locally-defined standards
Add subject headings and adjust call numbers as necessary.

Highly desirable:

- Some experience with the Getty vocabularies (AAT, TGN, and ULAN), or
similar domain-specific thesauri
- A background in Islamic history, Middle Eastern studies, art history,
and/or decorative arts
- some level of comfort cataloging material in Western European
languages (French, German, etc.)
- experience with the OCLC Connexion client

If interested, please send an email with subject:BGC cataloging
position, and current CV attached, to:

Cory Rockliff
Technical Services Librarian
Bard Graduate Center

Originally posted on a library school listserv

F/T - Library Systems Manager - The New School

Position Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director for Digital Library Programs, the Systems Librarian coordinates the development, implementation, and maintenance of the University Library's integrated library system and server-based library services. Responsibilities: -Develops, implements, supports, and troubleshoots library systems used in the University Library (i.e. openURL, federated search, and digital asset management systems) -Maintains the University Library's server environment and oversees maintenance of the Library's electronic services and networks -Supervises digitization clerical and student staff -Troubleshoots remote patron access to Library electronic resources with the Electronic Resources and Serials Manager -Coordinates, develops, and maintains the Library's website -Maintains the University Library's web, storage, backup and media services -Integrates patron data exchange between consortium ILS and New School's registration system (SCT BANNER) -Acts as primary New School liaison with consortia members on issues related to the Library's Integrated Library System -Implements campus-wide digital library initiatives, including work with library streaming media services, archival finding aids, and institutional repository software and workflows -Generates statistical reports -Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications: Requirements: -ALA-accredited MLS, appropriate undergraduate degree -Minimum 3 years experience with complex integrated library systems, preferably Ex Libris' Aleph -Knowledge of MARC metadata forms, bibliographic and authority records -Working knowledge of other metadata formats and processes for transfer between formats, particularly between EAD, METS, MODS and DublinCore -Knowledge of general database and SQL concepts; particularly as they are used in MySQL and Oracle systems -Experience developing or managing academic websites; experience implementing a content management system; familiarity with basic networking concepts and Web-based scripting languages (i.e. Perl, PHP or Ruby preferred) -Ability to work in a mixed hardware/software environment with working knowledge of Linux/Solaris operating systems -Excellent written and oral communications skills

Apply online via The New School's employment site at

Friday, January 22, 2010

F/T - Instructor or Assistant Professor - Lehman College

Job Title: Instructor or Assistant Professor - Library
Job ID: 2156
Location: Lehman College
Full/Part Time
: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

Performs teaching, research, and guidance duties in area(s) of expertise as noted below. Shares responsibility for committee and department assignments, performing administrative, supervisory, and other functions as may be assigned.

Instructor/Assistant Professor

Reporting to the Head of Reference, the Government Documents-Collection Development Librarian:
- Coordinates and supervises selection, processing, maintenance, and evaluation of the Federal Depository collection, according to Guidelines for Federal Depository Libraries
- Serves as a resource specialist for traditional and electronic Federal, state and municipal publications
- Maintains the Government Documents webpage by creating links and annotations to government resources
- Successfully integrates Government Documents into college curricula and programs
- Informs Bronx community residents about free access to government information and publications
- Coordinates the Collection Development liaison program to identify, develop and promote print, electronic and multimedia resources
- Works with academic department liaisons to identify significant campus information needs
- Provides library instruction, resource selection, and reference service

Anticipated start date: August 25, 2010

A Master's degree in area(s) of expertise, and/or active progress toward a Doctorate, or equivalent as noted below. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.

REQUIRED: For appointment at Instructor level, MLS from an ALA-accredited institution. For appointment to Assistant Professor, completion of a doctorate or an additional Master's degree, and in exceptional cases some other logical combination of two years' or more academic library experience.

PREFERRED: Course work or experience working with Government Documents. Knowledge of web software and HTML. Outstanding service commitment and interpersonal skills, including ability to lead as a team member in a multicultural environment. Experience in collection development, library instruction, or presenting to groups.

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

Please send letter of application, resume, and names and contact information of three current references to:

Professor Kenneth Schlesinger, Chair
Search Committee
Leonard Lief Library
Lehman College
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Bronx, New York 10468-1589
FAX: 718/960-8952

Open until filled with review of CVs to begin March 1, 2010.

The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.

Friday, January 15, 2010

F/T - Senior Archivist - WNYC, New York Public Radio

Established in the year 2000, the WNYC Archives are the station's physical link to its rich and storied past. Managed by the Director of Archives, a senior archivist and audio preservation specialist, the department provides a central repository for thousands of recordings, photographs, memorabilia, and institutional records. Among its holdings are more than 50,000 recordings in a variety of formats, from early lacquer and acetate discs, to reel-to-reel tape, DBX 700, F1 Beta, DAT, MD and CD. Video materials are a new and growing component of the collection and are currently stored on a variety of formats. In addition, WNYC’s recent acquisition of WQXR includes the WQXR archives of audio, paper and photo materials.

Position Summary:
The Senior Archivist is primarily responsible for cataloging and preserving our contemporary programming collection, comprised of all shows currently produced by WNYC & WQXR. Working with the Director of Archives to provide specialized reference assistance to producers, reporters and staff on demand, he/she will also make preservation-quality transfers of historical audio materials and plan for the processing of new acquisitions.

As database administrator for the Archives catalog, the Senior Archivist will oversee its ongoing development and maintenance, coordinating with other departments to streamline systems for tracking metadata with an eye toward standardization. The Senior Archivist will also maintain the Archive’s growing photograph and digital video collections, and will work to promote, publicize, and create awareness of the WNYC & WQXR Archives and station history through various projects as assigned.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
• Reformat & digitize audio materials on an ongoing basis
• Respond to staff requests under tight deadlines
• Organize, catalog and re-house historical sound collections
• Scan images, resize, reformat and deliver files as needed
• Oversee library school interns as they survey materials
• Maintain WQXR and WNYC history wiki
• Comply with all WNYC/WQXR show policies and guidelines
• This position requires use of a computer, telephone and other office and/or broadcast equipment; requires bending, reaching and lifting of up to (30 pounds); ability to communicate effectively through a variety of methods
• Ability to work extended hours as needed
• Additional duties and special projects as assigned

• ALA-accredited MLIS or equivalent
• 2+ years professional archives experience
• Highly organized and detail oriented
• Knowledge of current archival preservation and conservation practices
• Strong digital imaging skills, Photoshop user preferred
• Knowledge of database design, esp. MS Access
• Familiarity with scanning and OCR software
• Knowledge of digital audio and video formats and storage issues
• Knowledge of PBCore, EAD, AACR2 and LCSH
• Familiarity with ProTools or similar software packages for recording, editing and mixing audio preferred.
• Knowledge of standard desktop software applications
• Requires the intellectual and emotional depth, maturity, self-confidence and interpersonal skills to work effectively and/or interact with the other archive staff, station employees, colleagues, industry representatives and cultural partners (as needed) - required
• Excellent communication skills—both oral and written—with an impressive reputation for building and maintaining relationships with people at all levels of an organization, across a diverse range of cultural, generational, ethnic, racial, educational and social backgrounds - required
• Must be able to work independently, multi-task and prioritize, handling several projects at once
• Familiarity with WNYC and WQXR programs preferred
• Demonstrated experience working with audio and/or video recordings preferred
• Web writing experience a plus
• Interest in New York City history and classical music preferred

WNYC Radio (WNYC) began broadcasting on July 8, 1924, and has been a leading source of information and culture for more than 80 years. WNYC is poised to be the media organization for New Yorkers of the 21st century. WNYC is one of the leading producers of public media content in the country and New York's premier public media content provider through, a new street-level broadcast and performance studio and its broadcast stations, WNYC 93.9 FM and WNYC AM 820 - America's most listened-to on public radio. More than one million listeners weekly share in the city’s cultural riches and hear the best offerings from affiliate networks National Public Radio, Public Radio International and American Public Media. For more, visit

WNYC has acquired the WQXR brand, website and frequency 105.9FM from The New York Times and in doing so, preserves classical music on the New York City airwaves. Under WNYC, WQXR will retain its classical music format and operate as a public radio station and the preeminent provider of classical music programming in New York at the new dial frequency 105.9FM and globally through its online streaming and content at Since December 3, 1936 WQXR has been a leading source of high quality music broadcasts in the New York metro area and will continue as such under WNYC’s stewardship. For more info, please visit:

How to Apply:

To apply for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter, salary requirements and resume online to with “Sr Archivist” and your last name in the subject line.

WNYC must receive all information requested in order to consider your candidacy.

Qualified candidates only please. No calls, no agencies.

Due to the high volume of submissions, we are able to respond only to the candidates selected for interview. We appreciate your interest in employment with WNYC.

WNYC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and invites and encourages qualified applicants from all walks of life.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

F/T - Customer Sales Consultant - Innovative Interfaces

Customer Sales Consultant

DEPARTMENT: Customer Sales
LOCATION: Northeast region


This position within the Customer Sales group is devoted to working with Innovative's existing library customers to continue and strengthen our relationship with each customer site, and to sell additional products and services. Customer Sales Consultants communicate with library directors and system coordinators on system expansion possibilities and planning, identifying customer needs and correlating these with appropriate software and hardware additions. This is achieved via high-level onsite meetings, product presentations, telephone calls, web-ex presentations and participation in trade conferences. The position requires up to 50% travel.


This position requires Master of Library Science and/or substantive experience in libraries or the library automation marketplace. Excellent interpersonal skills are necessary. Previous sales experience and working knowledge of Innovative's products are highly desirable. Candidate must be located in the Northeast.

Please fill out an application through the Innovative Interfaces website.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

F/T - Data Analyst - Nielsen


The Data Analyst is responsible for supporting BuzzMetrics methodology and product efforts, focusing on the foundation of consumer-generated media analysis. The role is centered on supporting the research team through query creation, source segmentation, collaboration and training. You will be responsible for understanding and defining data set dynamics and proper analytic rigor for foundational research related to client relationships. Integral to this function will be a reorganization and maintenance of our classifier (keyword) and source taxonomies.


-Develop rigorous queries for client projects
-Ensure the quality of classifiers used among the U.S. research team
-Ensure the quality, relevancy and freshness of syndicated segments
-Participate in the redevelopment of the classifier and source taxonomies
-Manage and maintain taxonomies on an ongoing basis
-Available as a resource to analyst team when seeking help on classifier creation and/or source identification
-Participate on client calls in order to gain insight into project background
-Communicate and train analysts on methodology and best practice developments for classifier creation and source identification
with respect to international expansion, train international employees on classifier creation and source identification; disseminate information about new tools and processes used
-Perform other work as required to meet business needs


-BA/BS required; background in the social sciences or Library and Information Science a plus
-1-3 years work experience
-Passionate about language and understanding consumer behavior
-Familiarity and working knowledge of social media and Internet technologies
-Effective organizational skills and ability to multi-task
-Skilled researcher with demonstrated ability to locate specific information and understand hierarchical relationships

How to Apply:

Apply directly on Nielsen's website: