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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Member Svcs Librarian, LI Lib Rscs Council (NY)

Member Services Librarian

Located in Bellport, the Long Island Library Resources Council (LILRC) is one of the nine library councils in the state of New York, with LILRC serving all of Nassau and Suffolk counties. LILRC aims to enhance access to information, encourage resource sharing, and promote library interests for all LILRC members.

POSITION OVERVIEW: Reporting to the Assistant Director, the Member Services Librarian is a full-time position that assists in meeting the mission of goals of the Council. The individual selected for this position will become an important team member, responsible for managing technology and providing technical support, collaborating on workshop development and other duties as assigned.

 MLS from ALA-accredited library education program.

 Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
 Demonstrated technology skills.
 Awareness of and intellectual curiosity about new developments and trends in the library and information world.
 Demonstrated teamwork, time management skills and customer service skills.
 Experience with Windows computers and software/applications used in business and education, such as Microsoft Office products and Google Applications.
 Confidence with technology and willingness to experiment with new tools or equipment.
 A commitment to service and professional development.

 Experience using OCLC CONTENTdm software.
 Background in information technology.
 Project management experience.
 Grant writing experience.

 Research, develops, implements, and promotes information & technology services, programs, and projects to serve members’ needs and expand membership.
 Collaborate with LILRC staff to generate and plan learning opportunities and events pertaining to technology.
 Provide technical support for LILRC’s Regional Digitization Project, Long Island Memories.
 Travel: Attends professional programs, meetings, and events.
 Other duties as assigned.

SALARY: Beginning salary of $45,000 per year and includes a generous benefit package.

APPLICATION DETAILS: To apply, please send a copy of your resume and cover letter along with any other material you would like to be considered part of your application to Final candidates will be required to provide names and contact information for three references.

The deadline for submitting an application is August 31, 2016.

The Long Island Library Resources Council is an equal opportunity employer.

P/T - Paid Archives Internship, Andrew Mellon Fdn (NY)

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Archives Intern

New York, NY


The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (“Foundation”), a non-profit organization that makes grants in five core program areas (higher education and scholarship in the humanities; arts and cultural heritage; diversity; scholarly communications; and international higher education and strategic projects), seeks an Archives Intern.  The Archives Intern will participate in a 4-month, part-time position in the Nathan Marsh Pusey Library. 


Position Details:

Working within the Foundation’s library, the intern will gain experience in archival arrangement and description by processing a set of organizational records, and will use tools such as ArchivesSpace to support this work.  The intern will also have the opportunity to engage in historical research and to develop educational material for staff outreach.  This internship is ideal for the student seeking experience working with archives in a non-profit organization.




  • Arrange and rehouse a series of the Foundation’s archival files.
  • Compile descriptive grants information and folder lists in Excel to be transferred to ArchivesSpace.  As time permits, intern may begin researching/creating descriptive items for Finding Aid in ArchivesSpace.
  • Research historical information related to the Mellon Foundation and its predecessors and prepare documentation for the Foundation’s intranet.
  • Investigate timeline applications, recommend an application, and create an interactive timeline for inclusion on the Foundation’s intranet.
  • Rehouse and describe Foundation photo collections, and assess for possible inclusion in archives.




  • Current or recent library science graduate student, preferably with a specialization in archives.
  • Knowledge of basic archival principles of processing, arranging, and describing collections.
  • Familiarity with basic preservation techniques for archives.
  • Knowledge or interest in philanthropy a plus.
  • Experience with Excel.
  • Related skills: excellent verbal and written communication, attention to detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently.


The Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that offers a competitive salary and excellent working conditions. Qualified candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to:


We will consider each response carefully, but only contact those individuals we feel are most qualified for the position. For more information on employment at The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation please visit:

Monday, July 25, 2016

Global Library & Knowledge Advisor (Pro Libra) (CT & NY)

Global Library& Knowledge Advisor                                                                                                     
Global Law Firm/Permanent Position                                                                                    
Library and Knowledge Services

Location: New Haven, New York and Greenwich (the role may be based in any of the East Coast offices, with a preference for New Haven; the successful candidate must be prepared to work regularly in all locations)

Reporting to:  Head of Library and Knowledge Services


The Library and Knowledge Services team is a global function comprised of eight people, who together

are responsible for ensuring that everyone in the firm has the knowledge, information and resources they need in order to complete their work to the highest possible standards.


The recent growth of our client in the US has created an exciting opportunity for a new role within the team.  The successful candidate will be required to critically evaluate the existing library service and bring it in line with what is being offered in their other locations. They will also be responsible for raising the profile and reputation of the library service in the US and build relationships with senior stakeholders across the firm.


Working with a Library Team in London, and with current and planned resources, the Library &

Knowledge Advisor will have responsibility for the provision of library and knowledge services to all seven US offices. The Advisor will be based in either one of the East Coast offices (with a preference for New Haven) and with the expectation of regular travel between the three offices and occasional travel to the offices in California.


The role will report to the Head of Library and Knowledge Services in London, with a dotted line to the US Executive Director.




Research and Training


  • Handling legal and business research requests from attorneys and marketing staff
  • Guide and train attorneys and staff on the effective use of research databases and print collection
  • Assisting attorneys and marketing staff with the monitoring of legal, business and news sources for current developments in practice areas and with clients



Developing the Service


  • Promote research services by proactively providing information to attorneys and staff
  • Willing and able to present ideas and implement 'best practices"
  • Formulate local policies and procedures for the US offices in line with the firm's global strategy for Library & Knowledge Services
  • Work on special projects as required


Managing Resources


  • Work with the Head of Library and Knowledge Services to manage the library budgets for the US, ensuring that the offices collectively stay on or under budget
  • Responsible for the evaluation and approval of resources, including but not limited to assessing

the business need for new purchases and current subscriptions, maintaining physical and

electronic collections, and managing on-site library and records storage space.


Knowledge Sharing


  • Assist with knowledge management initiatives and the roll-out of new tools and other initiatives, as required


Required Skills and Experience


  • Graduate degree in library and information science or JD is required
  • Minimum 3-5 years' experience in a law firm library or research center
  • Knowledge of and ability to use online resources including Lexis, Checkpoint, Intelliconnect,

Practical Law, PACER and other types of web-based services

  • Experience in competitive intelligence research such as profiling companies or individuals for

business development work

  • Pro-active, customer-focused attitude to research and knowledge sharing
  • Able to communicate with people at all levels of seniority and understands the needs and

sensitivities required to work within a global team

  • Excellent IT skills, ideally with experience of using SharePoint
  • Experienced at using own initiative to find solutions to questions or problems and committed to

seeing new projects through to completion

  • Able to meet deadlines, manage multiple projects and deliver under pressure
  • Able to summarize large pieces or text and other information, accurately and succinctly  
    Please email resumes or contact:
Angela Dzikowski
Pro Libra Associates

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Dir for Coll'ns and Resource Mgmt, Stony Brook U (NY)

Director for Collections and Resource Management, Stony Brook University (NY)

For complete posting:

Campus Description: Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Mellon Award winning Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook Libraries are known for a wide-range of print and digital resources and world-renowned special collections. The Stony Brook Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), with a Health Sciences Center Library that is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The Libraries are engaged in an ambitious and dynamic strategic planning (2015-2018). The collection exceeds 2 million volumes, including e-books, print and electronic holdings of scholarly journal subscriptions, microforms, music recordings, and a sizable map collection. The SBU Libraries include 6 distinct facilities, including Melville Library, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Math/Physics, Southampton and Health Sciences Libraries, and SUNY Korea-SBU campus. The University’s Libraries stand as the largest academic research library on Long Island, serving as a resource in the local community, state-wide, and nationally and internationally.  The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, SPARC,  Center for Research Libraries,  SUNY Connect, DuraSpace (as a SUNY member) the Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library  Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, Roper Center,  OCLC Research Library Partnership, and ORCID through the National Network of the National Libraries of Medicine. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris’ Aleph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed  EBSCO’s Discovery Service, DSpace, Content DM, and Omeka, are used for managing digital assets and a growing Institutional Repository.

Descriptive Title: Director for Collections and Resource Management    REF#: F-9619-16-03
Budget Title: Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian      Faculty Position
Department: University Libraries        Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
        Salary: Commensurate with experience​

Required Qualifications: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and experience. Three to five years of significant experience in acquisitions, cataloging, metadata production services, preservation, serials and electronic resources management and licensing. Evidence of successful and creative management of staff and operations, including demonstrated potential for leading transformational change. Evidence of leadership in the fields of knowledge access and resource management, including demonstrated effective administrative, management, planning, financial and organizational skills. Ability to lead in an atmosphere of continuous change, to work within a collaborative environment with diverse groups and to inspire and motivate. Strong collaboration and communication skills. Demonstrated knowledge of metadata standards, rules and tools. Record of professional activities, including research and engagement in professional organizations. Solid understanding of the research university environment and scholarly communication issues. Demonstrated competency in collections assessment and evaluation across varied formats, collections and disciplines. Demonstrated knowledge of emerging ideas of librarianship, including the capabilities and future trends of library technology and systems to optimize discovery and delivery of scholarly resources. Supervisory and training experience. Strong presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications: Additional advanced degree. Experience in a research university library performing collection development and management. Experience in coordination or management of integrated library system functions, including experience with Ex Libris' Aleph system. Demonstrated ability to work with library and University constituencies, including library and academic faculty. Demonstrated experience and technical expertise in working with digital repositories and collection tools. Strong service orientation.

Responsibilities & Requirements: Under the direction of the Associate Dean for Collections Strategy and Management, the Director of Collections and Resource Management provides leadership, guidance and expertise to the Department. The Director of Collections and Resource Management will be expected to conduct research and scholarship, and participate in faculty governance, committee works and continuing professional development consistent with University standards for promotion and tenure. As a faculty librarian, the successful incumbent will take an active role in liaison, reference and instruction duties. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:

  *  Advise Associate Dean for Collections Strategy and Management in the articulation of user-centered, holistic collections vision to meet current and emerging information needs and new models of collection/content building and delivery.
  *  Review and evaluate work flows and work assignments, with an eye toward increasing efficiencies, bringing more high-quality content to users more quickly, and building sustainable work flows to handle increasingly heterogeneous digital assets.
  *  Assess collections and inform decision-making based on data analysis, coordinate and guide the collection activities subject librarians, and develop and implement training programs related to collection management.
  *  Plan, implement, and evaluate operations, establish policies and procedures, and set priorities in acquisitions and cataloging, metadata, preservation, serials, electronic resources, and data gathering and statistics.
  *  Train, evaluate and supervise technical services staff, and ensure compliance with national and local standards such as MARC, RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, LCCS, OCLC, LC cataloging practices, and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards.
  *  Work with SBU Library senior leadership, consortia partners, and library/higher education organizations to identify opportunities for improvement in Libraries' discovery and delivery operations and services.
  *  Work with Associate Dean for Collections Strategy and Management, liaison librarians and other units in the Libraries to describe and promote collections and collections-related activities.
  *  Work closely with the Dean and Associate Deans to develop and implement University Libraries priorities and provide the infrastructure needed to achieve those priorities. Ensure that collections address the curriculum and research and scholarship opportunities of the University.
  *  Develop, coordinate and implement bibliographic control policy and practices across the ILS, Discovery and digital repository systems.

Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible. Applications will be accepted until the position is filed.  However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by 08/15/2016. Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at<>.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application<>, cover letter and resume/CV to:

Pamela DiPasquale
University Libraries Personnel
Melville Library, Room S1430B
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300

P/T - Temp Photo Coll'n Mgr, Wildlife Cons'n Soc (NY)

Department: Public Affairs
Title: Temporary Photo Collection Manager
Employment Type: Part-Time
Grade Level: Hourly
Pay Range: $20 per hour
Reports To: Photographer
Schedule: 21 hours per week, between Monday and Friday
Hours: Between hours from 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

Position Summary

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Photo Services is seeking a highly motivated and organized individual for a part-time, 7-month temporary position (maternity leave hire) beginning October 2016.

Founded in 1895, WCS is committed to saving wildlife and wild places worldwide. This initiative is carried out through science, global conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. WCS Photo Services documents this work through photography and manages and shares these photographic assets for use by WCS staff and external parties.

Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
• Organizing and cataloging WCS Photo Collection images on an internal server and in a digital asset management system
• Facilitating access to the digital asset management system for WCS staff
• Communicating with the digital asset management vendor regarding updates and changes to the system
• Fulfilling requests for WCS Photo Collection images, including external licensing requests
• Managing model releases and freelance photographer agreements
• Occasionally digitizing historical images
• Occasionally assisting on photo shoots

Required Qualifications
•    Demonstrated professional experience managing digital images
•    Substantial familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Bridge
•    Excellent attention to detail, ability to work both independently and under supervision; excellent verbal and written communication skills; and demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet strict deadlines
•    Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Qualifications
•    Masters of Library Science or similar degree 
•    Demonstrated experience working with a digital asset management system
•    Familiarity with iView MediaPro
•    Demonstrated professional experience with scanning photographic prints and negatives

•    Bronx Zoo

EOE/ AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

To apply, please click the following link: View details
Or search for “Temporary Photo Collections Manager” at

F/T - Digital Project Archivist, Wildlife Cons'n Soc (NY)

Digital Project Archivist Job Description 
(Full time, temporary: 12 months, late-September 2016 - mid-September 2017)

The Wildlife Conservation Society [WCS] Archives is seeking a highly motivated and energetic individual for a full-time, 12-month Digital Project Archivist grant-funded position beginning September 2016.

Founded in 1895 as the New York Zoological Society [NYZS], WCS is committed to saving wildlife and wild places worldwide. This initiative is carried out through science, global conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Documenting the history of this work, the WCS Archives includes records related to the Bronx Zoo, the New York Aquarium, international fieldwork projects, and other WCS institutions and activities.

Under close supervision by WCS Archivists, the Digital Project Archivist will be responsible for accessioning and processing several hundred pieces of digital removable media containing archival materials.   The work will include developing forensically sound workflows for acquiring the content from this media.  Specific duties will include:
·         Transfering the digital content from the legacy storage media
·         Accessioning the content and processing it for long-term preservation in accordance with existing digital workflows
·         Troubleshooting workflow procedures and developing workarounds, including batch files or scripts, as needed
·         Performing quality control on acquired disk images and on any normalized versions of files created from those images
·         Describing processed collections in ArchivesSpace in accordance with DACS
·         Writing 6 posts highlighting the project work and collections for the WCS Archives blog, Wild Things

Required Qualifications
·         MLIS or similar degree with a concentration in archival studies from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent graduate degree in Archives.
·         Minimum one year of professional experience with digital archival collections
·         Excellent verbal and written communication skills
·         Demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet strict deadlines
·         Knowledge of the technical requirements for digital preservation including hardware, software, metadata schema and file formats
·         A thorough and up-to-date understanding of format validation and conversion methods as well as data integrity techniques and technologies
·         Knowledge of forensic techniques utilized by the archival or cultural heritage communities for harvesting, managing, and preserving archival and manuscript material
·         Working knowledge of software systems related to library digital imaging, management, access and preservation, specifically, Archivists' Toolkit, ArchivesSpace, Archivematica, and BitCurator
·         Knowledge of standards for archival digital materials: DACS, EAD, MARC, PREMIS, METS, and OAIS

Salary and Benefits
The Digital Project Archivist will be paid $52,000.
WCS offers extensive benefits including 12 holidays, 15 vacation days, and 10 sick days on an annual basis, as well as life insurance, health/dental/vision coverage, and a retirement savings plan.

To apply, please visit and search for Job Title “Digital Project Archivist.”  Applications will be reviewed as they come in, with a final deadline of August 12th.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

F/T - Digital Collections Infrastructure Developer, Seton Hall (NY)

F/T - Digital Collections Infrastructure Developer, Seton Hall University Libraries

Job no: 492539
Full time/Part time: Full-time
Location: South Orange
Categories: Administrator

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs advanced technical and creative work essential to the University Libraries collections, services, and digital initiatives. Develop and implement digital library applications across multiple environments and operating platforms, including: tools for library web content management, digital collection repositories, and collection management. The Developer manages technical projects and assures that deadlines are met and deliverables achieved.
  • Contributes to project development paths and learn new skills as emerging projects require them. The Developer configures, supports and manages library systems that facilitate internal library workflows.
  • Stays abreast of current and emerging technologies and determines appropriate ways to integrate these technologies into projects involving students and faculty. 
  • Supervises the work of others, presenting excellent UI designs and workflows to internal and external stakeholders, developing excellent documentation for user guides and system reports. Developing budget recommendations, reviewing expenses against budget, contracting with outside vendors/contractors/consultants.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree (Technology or other related field) or related experience; 1-3 years installing & configuring LAMP apps; HMTL/XML, CSS. Work experience requirement may be met with a combination of: education beyond the bachelor's degree, internships, practicums and professional work experience to include at least one year of web development experience including PHP, MySQL, HTML / CSS, Java.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Project management skills. 
Desired Qualifications:
  • Familiarity with institutional repository systems, such as Digital Commons, curation and publishing systems, OMEKA, digital asset management system, CONTENTdm, and collection management software, AT and ArchivesSpace; Experience investigating, implementing, and customizing Open Source software; experience with version control, test-driven development, and continuous integration techniques. Integrated library systems preferred.
  • Working knowledge of digital library practices, data curation, and data formats, including XML and Dublin Core; Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with long-term digital preservation tools, standards, and best practices; Experience with data migration. Ruby on Rails, Apache, Solr, Lucene, Java, JSON; client and server side scripting.
  • Familiarity with data formats including XSLT, EAD, MARC. Familiarity with UI frameworks such as Bootstrap.
  • Experience with system administration. Working knowledge of software version control/code repository systems, preferably Git/Github. Demonstrated desire to learn new scripting languages, techniques, and technology tools. Team leadership. Knowledge of web archiving tools and best practices. Knowledge of semantic web tools and standards.
  • Master's degree (Technology or other field).
  • Exempt
Salary Grade:
  • Administrative: A180
Physical Demands:
  • General office environment