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Thursday, September 25, 2014

P/T - Librarian, Adult Svcs, Huntington Lib (NY)

The Huntington Library is seeking two enthusiastic, energetic individuals to work in the Adult Services Department. There is one part time opening for 16 hours per week and one opening for a call in substitute. Positive, proactive customer service skills and flexibility are required. Hours may include nights, weekends and holiday rotations. Candidates must have an MLS degree.

Job responsibilities will include but may not be limited to basic instruction and knowledge in all Adult library resources, technological skills including downloading of e-Books and using mobile devices, collection development and reader’s advisory.  Spanish proficiency a plus.

Starting salary: $28.02
Please send all resumes to Submission deadline is October 10th.
Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Library Ass't Intern (Paid), CMI (NY)

The Center for Marketing Intelligence is looking for a Library Assistant Intern. This would be a great learning opportunity for someone with administrative experience that is interested in the more research-oriented side of information work.

This position handles all periodical and library-related subscriptions, coordinates research-related contracts, and resolves billing issues. The Library Assistant will provide administrative support to the department head and serve as the department point-person for receipt of vendor invoices, time off recordkeeping, the department calendar and reception duty as required. This is a paid position with growth potential.

·  Order, check-in, route, and maintain periodical (paper and online) subscriptions and passwords. Troubleshoot missing issues and other problems, working with subscription agent and directly with publishers. (Learning objective: most libraries/information centers perform this activity so it is important to learn as the candidate might do it or supervise it during his or her career)
·  Co-ordinate ordering and payment for books, reports, association memberships, etc. (Learning objective: like above, this is a typical library/information center function)
·  Co-ordinate organization wide, research-related contracts (e.g., Lexis Nexis):
·  prepare pre-approval forms for user participation
·  reconcile billing issues
·  maintain subscription files
·  monthly accrual report
·  (Learning objective: Working with vendors & contracts has become an important library/information center function: candidate will probably use this experience later in career)
·  Process department vendor invoices (Learning objective: typical library/information center work)
·  General administrative support, including monitoring dept. calendar & time-off records, maintaining phone lists and organization charts
·  Setting up for CMI and vendor webinars, meetings and conference calls
·  Expense report processing, meeting and calendar management and phone support for the department head (Learning objective: all of the above three functions are basic to working in an office today – developing the skill set to multi-task, to do detailed work for a variety of people in a variety of different areas)
·  Ordering office supplies and maintaining CMI’s supply area
·  Work with Growth Services Team on internal databases as time permits (Learning objective: databases have become an important function in most libraries/information centers)
·  Light research work (online and Web-based information search) as time permits (Learning objective: this is the #1 skill a future librarian/information professional needs)

·  1 - 2 years administrative experience in a corporate environment desirable
·  Excellent Microsoft Office skills, especially Excel & PowerPoint
·  Strong facility with numbers
·  Strong organizational and detail skills
·  Team player, self-starter
·  Enrolled in an MLS program (preferably in early stages)
·  Research skills



Knowledge Mgmt Spec't, Perkins Eastman (NY)

Knowledge Management Specialist, Perkins Eastman – NY

The Knowledge Management Specialist will join the Perkins Eastman Knowledge Resource Team to support KM initiatives at the firm. The KM Specialist will primarily be responsible for maintaining the integrity of the global KM systems and knowledge sharing communities.
Job Responsibilities:
  • Gather and edit daily internal news submissions and post for firm wide audience
  • Monitor KRT support account and coordinate customer solutions.
  • Moderate discussions for KRT business opportunities – making connections between people, information and networks
  • Facilitate use of KM systems through user support and training
  • Content Management: ability to logically categorize, maintain content, and encourage best practices
  • Create Intranet sites, lists and libraries in partnership with KRT and/or stakeholders
  • Assist with standardizing methods for automating and documenting workflow and maintaining KM systems
  • Determine efficacy of processes and workflows used; identify critical information needed during each stage of processes
  • Evaluate and enhance sources and methods for capturing Practice Area knowledge, staff expertise, and relevant industry information
  • Write /edit support materials for the KM systems
Key Skills:
  • Bachelor Degree is required, preferably in Business, Communications, English or related field.
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years of experience in a professional services firm is required.
  • SharePoint 2007 or SharePoint 2010 power user a must
  • SharePoint 2013 and Office 365 user experience a plus
  • Motivated by a fast-paced environment, possessing the ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to effectively communicate to staff of all levels of experience and technical ability
  • Superb attention to detail; committed to doing things right the first time
  • Proven training and facilitation skills
  • Professional, energetic, and personable
  • Dependable, deadline driven, task oriented, highly organized
  • Energetic and positive attitude
  • Strong analytic and research skills
  • Strong team player and partnership spirit
To apply: send your cover letter, resume and salary history as one file ( Adobe PDF preferred but Word is acceptable) to our PERecruiter email address at
with “NEW YORK – Knowledge Management Specialist – Your Name” in the subject line. Please provide the website source. No phone calls please. Perkins Eastman is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a participant in the Federal E-Verify program. EOE/M/F/D/V

Learning Rscs Ctr Mgr, Strayer U (NJ)

Learning Resources Center Manager, Strayer University – NJ

Piscataway, NJ based Strayer University seeks  a Learning Resources Manager.

Working under the supervision of the Campus Dean, The Learning Resource Center Manager manages the Learning Resources Center (LRC) in support of the academic mission of the university. They ensure that the LRC functions properly and assists students, faculty and staff in its use. In conjunction with the University’s Information Literacy Program and the Library Office, this position actively supports information literacy efforts through instructional activities in and out of the classroom as well as through other coordinated promotional efforts. They direct the work of the LRC staff, as appropriate. In conjunction with the Regional Career Development Officer, the LRC Manager acts as campus representative in meeting students’ career development needs. In conjunction with the Regional IT Support Office, supports academic information technology needs and acts as the test administrator for the campus.

• Ensures the proper functioning of the LRC using the policies and procedures as set forth in the LRC Training and Resources Manual, Information Literacy Plan and other related library documents.
• Assists students in using the LRC and fosters information literacy by participating in student orientations, delivering presentations to students (including library orientations to faculty and targeted classes) and creating and distributing promotional materials.
• Creates and submits Monthly Library Report and submits suggested book and AV purchases to Regional Librarian
• Conducts annual inventory of collection and reviews subscriptions; renews appropriate material.
• Coordinates circulation of library materials to include intralibrary loans.
• Maintains periodicals and keeps track of receipt. Suggests additions and deletions in keeping with annual renewal process. Files claim for missing periodicals.
• Maintains LRC in an orderly manner; performs regular inventory and weeds when scheduled to do so.
• Conducts special library-related projects as assigned.

Career Development:
• Creates and maintains the “Career Corner,” a designated area within the LRC which includes career displays, career resources, and a job book containing a list of current job openings.
• Provides career development assistance to students by previewing and promoting resources such as online career databases and specific career websites.
• Assists with career development activities, such as providing initial resume review; marketing career workshops, researching jobs, and creating attractive career displays.
• Fosters employer recruiting relationships by researching area employers, posting appropriate job listings, and coordinating the Employer On-Campus Program.
• Completes special career projects, maintains usage statistics, prepares monthly reports, participates in job training, and supports RCDO’s direction for career development.

• Administers placement, aptitude, language and other academic tests as required.
• Assures testing site is in compliance with Strayer and testing company policies.
• Maintains Administrator and Proctor accounts with testing companies and Strayer Records Center.
• Schedules and administers Accuplacer, CLEP and DSST tests.
• Provides test information to students (Strayer and non-Strayer students).
• Records placement test scores in system.

Information Technology support (when there is no Campus IT Tech):
• Responsible for maintaining computer lab and assisting students with computer-related issues.
• In conjunction with Regional IT Support office, responsible for all campus computers, printers, media cart equipment, and server room
• Handles faculty and student-based IT hardware and software needs and liaises with Regional IT Support in fulfillment of campus IT duties and responsibilities.
• Ensures security of all classroom computers and rooms in which computers are used for teaching.
• Schedules audiovisual equipment usage for all instructors.
• As needed, creates user accounts, changes cd or hard drive, updates & downloads Strayer-approved programs.
• Prepares detailed, accurate, and timely support documentation where required, including trouble tickets.

• Manages the creation and distribution of student identification cards and parking passes.
• Attends staff meetings and training sessions as requested and approved by Campus Dean.
• Supports the Dean during New Student and New Faculty Orientations.
• Assists with coordinating menu, food delivery, setup, and clean up after all academic functions.
• In conjunction with the Campus Dean, interviews and recommends for hire any part-time LRC personnel and manages such personnel, including provision of on-the-job training as appropriate.
• Assists with MBS Direct buy-back and other University-sponsored promotions.
• May assist with preparation for graduation.

• A Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts or Library Science is required. Due to state licensing regulations/requirements, a Master’s degree may be required in some states.

Work Experience
• Prior library experience is highly preferred. Experience in troubleshooting basic computer problems is a definite plus.

Job Skills:
• Must be able to develop familiarity with all LRC resources, mastery of LRC Online resources, and mastery of various reference interview techniques so as to maximize personal effectiveness in meeting the research needs of students, staff, and faculty.
• Possess excellent customer service skills and be well organized and self-motivated.
• Must have strong computer skills (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Internet etc.)

Communication Skills:
• Excellent oral and written communication skills.

If you are seeking a growing organization where you can use your talents to help others achieve their goals, join Strayer University. We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits including a 90% tuition discount and significant career growth opportunities.

To apply:

Librarian, School of Prof'l Studies Grad Prog's, NYU (NY)

Librarian, NYU School of Professional Studies Graduate Programs

The New York University Division of Libraries is seeking a librarian to serve as liaison to the faculty, graduate students, and administrators in the NYU School of Professional Studies.  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.

Working in a collaborative environment this tenure-track position is responsible for building a program of extensive instructional, consultation, and research support services; developing responsive and innovative information services; and extensive outreach to faculty and administrators in the School of Professional Studies.  

The School of Professional Studies Graduate Librarian will create and deliver outreach methods to students (such as consultation hours, social networking forums, and in-library/online services development); develop information literacy and research proficiencies programming; and engage students and faculty as active users of 
NYU Libraries services and collections.

This position is a member of the business team and reports to the Head of Business and Government Information Services in the Public Services Division of NYU Libraries.   The position is engaged in and contributes to the highly collaborative work of the department and the NYU Libraries.  The School of Professional Studies Graduate Librarian works with colleagues at the Bobst and Brause Libraries to implement and enhance programs and services, deliver physical and virtual research and reference services, and take a leadership role on projects and initiatives as appropriate.

Librarians at NYU participate in library-wide committees; professional activities outside of NYU; and monitor developments and best practices elsewhere to help ensure the excellence of the NYU collection and research support services.

Required: ALA accredited MLS and subject Master’s degree required for tenure. Experience in library instruction, reference, and outreach in an academic setting.  Candidates should exhibit a strong public service orientation, a high degree of facility with technologies germane to the 21st century library and today’s learners.
Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated business experience in an academic library environment; or an advanced degree in business, real estate, economics or related discipline.
Professional contributions beyond the primary job, such as publications, leadership in professional organizations, and other research and creative activity, are required for tenure.

To apply:
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’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
NYU is an Equal Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer.

Head of Adult Services, Tappan Library (NY)

Head of Adult Services, Tappan Free Library – NY

Tappan Free Library, located in Rockland County, NY, seeks a Head of Adult Services. The application deadline is September 30, 2014.

Newly expanded and renovated building serving approximately 6,800 in the historic hamlet of Tappan in Rockland County, NY is seeking an innovative, technically savvy candidate who thrives on making community connections. Ideal candidate is motivated, self-directed, creative and enjoys serving the full spectrum of patron ages. Join us and help chart the course toward our future in our newly expanded building.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: Responsible for identifying and interpreting user needs; providing reference, readers’ advisory, database and referral services to Library patrons directly and via phone, text and email; assisting patrons of all ages in material selection; maintaining our on-site computer workstations, laptop and other devices; and planning and coordinating programs of interest for the community.

SCHEDULE: Our regular operating week is 7 days a week (Sunday-Sunday), except during summer months. Candidate must be able to work at least one night per week and a weekend rotation consisting of at least one Saturday and one Sunday per month.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Works under the general direction of the Library Director.

SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Directly supervises the Reference staff and, as assigned, other library staff. Directly supervises part-time Professional Reference Librarians.

  • Regular & punctual attendance
  • Provides reference, readers’ advisory, and referral services to patrons of all ages via phone, text and email
  • Manage our in-house network of and computers and other devices
  • Plans and coordinates programs and public relations activities designed with an eye to educate and entertain adults in our community.
  • Performs routines and procedures related to interlibrary loans and other referral services
  • Collection development in all areas of the adult collection including print, e-content, and databases
  • Supervises all PT reference staff other personnel as assigned in the absence of the Library Director
  • Schedules all PT reference staff ensuring coverage for all shifts
  • Explains basic library functions, services, and resources to the public
  • Operates and maintains library equipment
  • Collects data for statistical analysis and reports
  • Prepares monthly reports for submission to the Library Director
  • Keeps informed of current events and of developments in the library field
  • Introduces new technologies and services to the community
  • Maintains current knowledge of library technology
  • Manages collection and programming budget, seeking appropriate alternative funding sources—private donations or grants
  • Takes advantage of local opportunities for continuing education to keep knowledge of library practices and procedures current
  • Represents the library at professional and community meetings
  • In the absence of the Director in charge of security of the building
  • On occasion employee must lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Performs related work as required and assigned
  • Thorough knowledge of professional library methods, reference resources and practices; knowledge of books, authors and reader interests
  • Skilled in the operation of computer systems
  • Skilled in applying library research methods and practices
  • Ability to work independently with a minimum of supervision
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral expression
  • Ability to interact with the public in a professional and courteous manner
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective supervisory and working relationship with co-workers
  • Extensive knowledge of and experience with PCs, LANs, Wireless, and the Internet, including but not limited to knowledge of Windows Vista through Windows 8 operating systems, MAC proficient and all internet browsers
  • Ability to troubleshoot workstations, laptops, and other devices
Preference will be given to candidates possessing working knowledge of Sirsi’s Symphony ILS, Envisionware, Adobe Creative Suite software, HTML, Libguides, with a strong familiarity with Youth Services and collection
EXPERIENCE AND TRAINING: Bachelor’s degree plus a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution. 3-5 years of experience in a professional supervisory/management library position. High level competency in technology knowledge.
This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities falling within the scope of responsibilities of this position.
Interested candidates please send letter of interest, resume and salary requirements, no later than September 30, 2014 to Salary commensurate with experience. Please make sure to enter JOB POSTING in the subject line.
No phone calls please.

Research Analyst, Harrison and Star (NY)

Research Analyst, Harrison and Star – NY

Harrison and Star is seeking a Research Analyst. The position is located in New York, NY.

The position requires strong organizational skills and the ability to collect and analyze data to drive strategic thinking.

The Research Analyst is a key member of the Strategic Planning team that will own the Strategic library, run and analyze queries against this library and other sources and assist on new business pitches. The Research Analyst will help support strategists across the department by providing key data, data analysis, insight generation, and additional research.

This position reports to the Senior Market Analyst and the Salary range is up to 80K.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Research, monitor, evaluate and administer library tools on a daily basis in support of internal and external clients’ needs
  • Provide analysis and recommendations based on library queries, including insightful reports on the findings
  • Manage strategic planning databases and internal newsletters
  • Work collaboratively with team members to meet client goals
  • Develop effective and strategic presentations; clearly articulate to colleagues and clients key research findings
  • Communication to team and management on project development, timelines, and results
Professional Competencies
  • Passion for emerging trends in the industry
  • Proven track record and expertise in analyzing research
  • An ability to pull the story out of a large set of data
  • Strong ability to prepare presentations based on analysis and recommendations
  • Outstanding ability to think creatively, and identify and resolve problems
  • Ability to self-direct and focus on results, yet work collaboratively with various agency internal teams and external clients
  • Excellent detail orientation, time and project management skills
  • Must be proficient with MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Professional Qualifications
  • Bachelor Degree (preferably with a social/library science background)
  • Healthcare experience a plus
  • 2+ years in library science/research & analysis
To apply:

Metadata & Collections Librarian, The Met (NY)

The Thomas J. Watson Library in The Metropolitan Museum of Art is seeking applicants for the position of Metadata and Collections Librarian.             
This position plays an active role in the ongoing work of the Technical Services team and is responsible for cataloging material in all formats including digital resources and special collections material. This position will work closely with colleagues to evaluate and document policies, procedures and workflows for cataloging, database maintenance and non-MARC metadata creation within the library.  In addition to metadata creation and maintenance, this position will participate in the selection of print and digital material for Watson library, and serves as the point person for the management of the Robert Lehman Library.  This librarian will participate in additional library initiatives including reference, digitization, instruction, social media, and assessment.
See for a complete description of the position and of the Museum libraries. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating how they satisfy the requirements, a resume, and the names of three references to the following e-mail address: with the subject line “Metadata and Collections Librarian.”

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Archives & Records Coordinator, NYCLU (NY)


Position: Archives & Records Coordinator
Salary Range:  $36,000-45,000/yr (negotiable), (NYCLU has a generous and competitive benefits package)
Location: New York Civil Liberties Union, 125 Broad Street, NY, NY
Applications Accepted until position is filled

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) is one of the nation's foremost defenders of civil liberties and civil rights. Founded in 1951 as the New York affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union, we are a nonpartisan organization with nine offices and nearly 50,000 members across the state.
The New York Civil Liberties Union seeks a full-time Archives & Records Coordinator.  The qualified candidate will work under the supervision of the Administrative Manager and oversee the maintenance and management of the NYCLU archives and office-wide records. The ideal candidate has prior experience and success working with institutional archives and has records management knowledge and/or experience.  The Archives & Records Coordinator will work with staff across all departments of the organization to continue to revise, implement, and draft records retention policies, will establish a protocol for management of the organization’s electronic records, and will also supervise graduate student assistants when necessary.  
·         Work independently on concluding the preliminary processing phase of the NYCLU Archives, as specified in the agreement between the NYCLU and SUNY Albany M.E. Grenander Department of Special Collections and Archives.
·         Serve as liaison between NYCLU and the organization’s offsite storage vendor.
·         Serve as primary liaison between NYCLU and SUNY Albany Archives, overseeing and facilitating exchange of records.
·         Work in collaboration with NYCLU staff to revise and implement policies and procedures regarding the retention and management of NYCLU records and oversee enforcement and practice of these policies.
      ·        Create reference aids such as accession lists, indexes, guides and finding aids.
·         Respond to reference inquiries from staff members statewide and maintain a record of these activities.
·          Survey and appraise records for possible digitization and/or permanent retention in the NYCLU offices.
      ·         Carry out records retention and disposition procedures.
·         Oversee and supervise graduate student assistants on digitization of archival collections.
·         Identify appropriate standards or best practices to be adopted for the NYCLU regarding the management of electronic records.
·         Serve as liaison to the ACLU Archives at the National Office in archives and records related issues.
·         1 – 3 years work experience in a library, archives or information center with a masters degree in library and information science, history, or related field required.
·         Certificate or training in archives and records management with an understanding of basic archival principles and practices and/or work experience strongly preferred.  
·         Must be detail-oriented and organized with strong written and oral communication skills and strong research skills.
·         Knowledge of or experience in: electronic records management, general database management, archival management software or records management software, trends and technologies in digital archives, and proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
      ·     Ability to work independently and collaboratively, including some supervisory skill.
      ·      Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
If you are a proactive and resourceful team player with a passion for public interest issues, please send a cover letter (with salary requirements) and resume by email to  Reference “Archives & Records Coordinator” in the subject line.
The NYCLU is an equal opportunity employer and encourages all applicants regardless of race, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin or sexual orientation. We are committed to having a workforce that reflects the diversity of the population that we serve at all levels within the organization. The NYCLU is proud to be an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals.

Head of Ref, Research & Access Svcs, The Met (NY)

The Thomas J. Watson Library in The Metropolitan Museum of Art is seeking applicants for the position of Head of Reference, Research and Access Services.
This position is responsible for the leadership, management, assessment and development of Reference, Research and Access services of Thomas J. Watson Library and the Nolen Library.  Responsibilities include exploring, assessing, and implementing new approaches to reference, outreach and instruction; managing and maintaining the highest standards of customer service at library service points; oversight of all circulation functions including collection management and space planning; coordinating assessment and benchmarking efforts with data analysis and statistics related to library and collection use and visitor data; keeping current with new resources; developing  productive and collegial relationships with museum staff and a broad constituency of researchers. Direct supervision of 5 FTE and manages and coordinates the work of multiple teams.
See for a complete description of the position and of the Museum libraries. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating how they satisfy the requirements, a resume, and the names of three references to the following e-mail address: with the subject line “Head of Reference.”

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

P/T - Librarian, Adult Ref, Babylon Library (NY)

The Babylon Public Library in Babylon, Long Island is seeking a Part Time Librarian.
  Part Time Librarian-Adult Reference Department
Description: The Babylon Public Library is a vibrant well-used resource in our community. We are seeking an experienced, team oriented, enthusiastic, and customer service oriented librarian to fill a part time position not to exceed 17 hours per week. Flexibility is needed as hours will include weeknights, Saturdays and Sundays.
Duties Include:
  • Providing reference and reader’s advisory to adults and young adults.
  • Assisting patrons in the use of library resources and technology.
  • Assisting patrons with e-book and audio book technology.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • MLS from an ALA accredited school.
  • PC proficiency including working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Innovative Interfaces catalog and online databases.
  • Strong customer service skills with a positive outlook.

Interested candidates should e-mail resume and cover letter by Friday, September 26th to:
Neely McCahey
Babylon Public Library