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Monday, October 31, 2016

Adj Ref Librarian, Graduate Ctr Lib-CUNY (NY)

Now Hiring: Adjunct Reference Librarian
The Graduate Center Library seeks an Adjunct Reference Librarian to work about 20 hours per week in the Fall 2016 semester (ending January 27, 2017), shifting to about 12 hours per week for the Spring 2017 semester. Hours are flexible based on availability and need but will overlap with the reference desk schedule (Mon – Thu 11am – 8pm and Fri 11am – 6pm). The Spring 2017 semester runs from January 30, 2017 to May 30, 2017. Each semester’s hours are capped at 225 hours.

Responsibilities include reference work with a particular focus on QuestionPoint chat reference service. A variety of projects related to QuestionPoint reference may be assigned, such as data collection, statistics, and librarian training. Additional projects may include writing and editing content for the library website/blog, teaching graduate-level research workshops, creating and improving internal documentation, and creating instructional materials.

QUALIFICATIONS: MLS from an ALA-accredited program is required, as are a strong public-service orientation and expertise with a wide range of library databases. Also required are attention to detail, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to learn quickly, work independently, meet deadlines, and apply critical thinking skills to library tools, systems, and problems. Previous reference experience and experience with QuestionPoint chat service, along with a familiarity with CUNY are strongly preferred. Comfort with a wide range of technologies including LibGuides, QuestionPoint, WordPress, and Excel is desired.

To express your interest, send a resume, with a short cover letter detailing scheduling preferences (your most and least available times), and the names and contact information of three references to, Shawn(ta) Smith-Cruz, Head of Reference, Review of applications will begin November 7, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

The Graduate Center, CUNY is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/IRCA/Americans with Disabilities Act employer.

To Apply:

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Sr Research Specialist, Orrick, Herrington (NY)

Senior Research Specialist

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Location: Various Offices



Orrick currently has an excellent opportunity for a Senior Research Specialist.  This position will be preferably located in the Global Operations Center in Wheeling, WV.  Will also consider the New York and Washington DC offices.




Provides extensive legal and non-legal research and reference services to attorneys, paralegals, other departments such as Business Development and Marketing teams and all levels of staff. The Senior Research Specialist is responsible for providing both on-site and remote research solutions to attorneys and staff in all Orrick offices on a time critical basis. Practice areas include both transactional and litigation and IP groups with a focus on the Finance, Technology and Energy and Infrastructure sectors.


     Serves as a leader, role model and mentor for co-workers within R&I globally.

     Provides extensive expert legal, business and general research assistance using a wide variety of internal and external databases and resources.

     Responsible for contributing to special projects and taking a leadership role in the execution and implementation of department initiatives.

     Performs electronic current awareness by initiating and monitoring alerts from various databases.

     Participates in creating curated newsletters for practice groups, sectors and clients.

     Conducts new employee orientations and other trainings on print and electronic resources.

     Collaborates with managers, research specialists and other team members with the purpose of exchanging information; attends and participates in various departmental and office meetings as they are scheduled.

     Participates in collection development activities including the evaluation of new databases, websites and print materials.

     Assists with evaluating, selecting and maintaining the firm's intranet research collections.

     Participates in professional associations and attends meetings or conferences to remain current on sources of information, trends in information delivery and best practices.




     Master’s Degree in library/information science (from ALA accredited school).

     Highly proficient in searching a wide variety of databases including but not limited to Westlaw, Lexis/Lexis Advance, BloombergLaw, PLC, Intelligize,  D&B, Hoovers, Courtlink, Lexis Diligence, Newsdesk and the internet generally. Familiarity with MS Office and high level of comfort with information technology required.

     At least seven years of law firm legal research experience required.  Extensive knowledge of legal and business research resources in all formats required.

     Experience developing and presenting substantive training programs is highly desirable.

     Should possess effective communication skills, both written and oral, including the ability in interact with all levels of law firm personnel required.

     High level of initiative and independent thinking required; ability to work effectively under pressure and to sort priorities with minimum level of direct supervision.

     Work history should demonstrate enthusiasm, flexibility, and a positive attitude.

     Proven track record of working in a collaborative environment. 


Orrick is a leading global law firm with a particular focus on serving companies in the technology, energy and financial sectors. We are recognized worldwide for delivering the highest-quality, commercially-oriented legal advice and for our culture of innovation and collaboration.


Our formula for success is simple—we provide the highest quality service to our clients and we hire the brightest and most talented individuals at every level. As an employer of choice we will provide our employees with challenging work, training opportunities, a supportive and team oriented culture, and the opportunity to work with the best talent in the legal profession.


Our Global Operations Center in Wheeling, West Virginia, is home to more than 300 members of our team.  Established more than a decade ago, it was the first centralized administrative operation in a major law firm.


Orrick offers a friendly work environment, competitive salary, and excellent benefits.


Please visit for more information about the firm.


To submit your resume and cover letter for this position, please visit our Paralegal and Professional Staff listing at Please include your salary expectations in your cover letter. Submissions without salary expectations may not be considered.


No phone calls please.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.




Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Order Unit Librarian, Columbia U (NY)

Order Unit Librarian

Columbia University

Columbia University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Order Unit Librarian.

Reporting to the Head, Monographs Acquisitions Services, the Order Unit Librarian oversees and administers the management of the Order and Receiving Unit. The Order Unit Librarian directly supervises a staff of four and is the point person for the acquisition of material for classes, students and faculty. The Order and Receiving Unit has a materials budget of $1m and processes orders for print monographs, audio-visual material and other formats for Columbia’s collections.

Primary Responsibilities Include:


  • Managing and coordinating all activities of the Order and Receiving Unit, including placing orders, payment, receiving of material, claiming open orders, vendor correspondence, cancellations, processing credits and resolving issues with regards to orders and payment. Orders include requests for difficult-to-find items requiring a deep knowledge of the book and publishing trade and rush orders requiring quick handling to ensure timely fulfillment for courses and patron requests.
  • Assisting the Head, Monographs Acquisitions Services with operations of the department including the opening and closing of fiscal years, preparation and payment of material received on approval, overseeing the receipt of shelf-ready material, applying minimal corrections to vendor-provided bibliographic records and reconciling order and payment issues reflected in quarterly reports.
  • Supervising four FTE union staff members, including interviewing, hiring, evaluating performance, setting schedules, monitoring attendance and providing leadership to the Unit relating to office discipline and morale. Assigning work based on changing needs of the department, revising work to ensure quality and consistency with accepted policies.
  • Training staff in new procedures and keeping them current as procedures evolve. Collaborate with Department Head and colleagues in Monographs Processing Services Division to draft procedures streamlining workflows and creating greater efficiencies within the Division.
  • Developing and maintaining effective relationships with vendors and reviewing vendor performance in areas of service and pricing. Communicating with vendors to resolve issues with regards to orders and payments.
  • Communicating and interacting with Columbia’s subject liaisons and members of the Libraries’ cataloging and electronic resources divisions.
  • Actively participating in Libraries’ internal committees and groups relating to acquisitions, selection of material for the collection, materials budgets and technical services
  • Gathering and consolidating statistics for dissemination to other divisions and Libraries’ administration.


The ideal candidate should have excellent communication skills, be able to work effectively in a diverse team environment, be self-motivated, possess a service-oriented outlook and strong interpersonal skills, have strong problem solving skills and an in-depth understanding of the book trade and the publishing industry.


Minimum Qualifications:


  • M.L.S. from an ALA accredited institution
  • Demonstrated supervisory experience
  • Strong computer skills and experience with spreadsheets
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles
  • Knowledge of basic cataloging principles
  • Working knowledge of at least one Western European language

Highly Desirable Additional Qualifications:


  • Basic knowledge of an additional foreign language

  • Accounting and financial management experience
  • Knowledge of library systems and bibliographic utilities
  • Experience with MARC21 format and Library of Congress Classification and cataloging/description standards (RDA, AACR2, LCSH, etc.)
  • Strong foreign language skills
  • Strong analytical skills and familiarity working with data
  • Experience in instruction and training



For immediate consideration please apply online:


Columbia University is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position.






Tuesday, October 4, 2016

P/T - Librarian, Connetquot Public Lib (NY)


The Connetquot Public Library in Bohemia, NY on Long Island seeks a visionary addition to our Adult Services Department. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to be a part of a monumental shift in the profession, as public expectations of a library experience are moving towards a progressive service-based model driven by education, technology and community-centric spaces.

Job Duties

• Provide information/referral services, reader's guidance and basic technology support at the Adult Services Reference desk in a part-time capacity up to 17.5 hours per week.
• Daytime hours as well as a minimum of one night per week and every other weekend will be required.
• Have an understanding of library initiatives & services including all physical and digital resources.
• Provide one-to-one technology help and troubleshooting for digital library services including downloadable eBooks, music and magazines.
• Be proficient in the use of our SirsiDynix integrated library system as well as the shared services available on and the Suffolk County catalog.
• Create, coordinate, oversee and participate in engaging programs for adults.


• Actively enrolled or completed an ALA accredited MLS or equivalent.
• You are service-oriented individual, passionate about working with library patrons and helping to redefine their expectation of library service in the modern world.
• You believe that being self-motivated and your eagerness to learn new things is instrumental to your own personal growth and success.
• You are willing to collaborate with colleagues to develop new library services and enhance existing initiatives.
• Mastery and understanding of all user-based technologies, such as email, social media, mobile devices, Google Apps, Microsoft Office.
• Avid readers are welcomed and encouraged.

Approximate start date: November 2016

Benefits include Vacation time. The Connetquot Public Library participates in the New York State Retirement System. This is a Non-Competitive Civil Service position. Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.

If you are interested in joining our team, please respond by October 14, 2016. Cover letter and resume should be emailed to: Kimberly DeCristofaro, Library Director at