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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Library Relations Mgr, Practising Law Inst (NY)

Library Relations Manager  

Practising Law Institute (“PLI”), an innovative leader in legal education programs and services, is searching for a library science professional to fill the role of Library Relations Manager. This position requires a bachelor’s degree as well as strong communication and relationship management skills.  PLI’s client base includes a large array of prestigious law firms, corporations and government agencies. 

This is a rewarding opportunity for someone who would enjoy blending their library science expertise with presentation and relationship building skills.


The Library Relations Manager’s primary job responsibility is to maintain PLI’s relationships within the library community and to promote customer retention for PLI Press products, including PLI PLUS, print and ebooks.  This position is customer-facing and requires a candidate who is able to prioritize work and be flexible.

  • Maintain relationships with Law School, Government, Law Firm and Corporate customers.
  • Work to ensure account retention for PLI PLUS.
  • Provide PLI PLUS training, as needed, through web conference sessions and onsite visits.
  • Attend industry events and conferences to promote PLI and bring back knowledge and insight to the department 
  • Support sales and marketing initiatives to promote PLI products.
  • Support the development of PLI PLUS by providing customer feedback and market insights to the department.
  • Create and update documentation to support PLI PLUS customers.
  • Manage Law School and Government accounts, print and individual ebook subscriptions as needed.
  • Travel is required.
  • Other duties, as assigned. 

  • Bachelor’s degree is required, MLS preferred.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including public presentation skills.
  • Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to plan and effectively manage multiple projects.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and work professionally under pressure.
  • Effective decision making skills.
  • Experience in government legal departments, law libraries, law schools or the publishing industry preferred.
  • Ability to travel anywhere from 2 to 10 times per year.


For over 80 years PLI has been considered the “gold standard” as a leader in continuing legal and professional business training education.  PLI presents over 400 live programs each year in state-of-the-art conference centers throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Recent international seminar locations include London and Hong Kong. 

In addition to hosting innovative live programs, PLI streams webcasts and offers on-demand programs for thousands of participants each day.  PLI publishes a variety of treatises, answer books, course handbooks and has an award-winning online research platform, PLI Plus. PLI offers the nation’s leading preparation course for the Patent Office’s Registration Exam, and provides SEC compliance and accounting training through its SEC Institute.  The organization also develops unique, engaging ways of learning through its Interactive Learning Center. Through its mission as a nonprofit organization, PLI is deeply committed to the pro bono community and public interest organizations.


PLI offers market-competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, PLI contributions to a retirement account, ample paid time off and holidays, summer Fridays, career development opportunities, and work-life balance initiatives.  The PLI work environment is interesting, collegial, intelligent and supportive.

Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.

Practising Law Institute is an equal opportunity employer.  More information about PLI may be found on our website

Monday, December 18, 2017

Digital Svcs Librarian, New Canaan Lib (CT)


The New Canaan Library is seeking a full-time dedicated professional to join our Digital Services Team. The core responsibilities of the position include supporting the Library’s IT infrastructure; providing technical support to users and staff; and planning, developing and executing technology workshops and classes that responds to our adult community’s interest and needs.
New Canaan is a vibrant community with an active, well-supported Library. This is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic, future-focused, highly innovative team.
This is 35 hour full-time position with some weekends and evenings required. Please follow the link to download a complete job description: 
Salary range: $51,300 - $55,000.
Interested candidates should send a cover and resume to Jeff Zaino, (jzaino@newcanaanlibrary), Digital Services Manager.

F/T - Collection Mgt Librarian, Brooklyn Coll-CUNY

Assistant or Associate Professor - Collection Management Librarian in
Brooklyn, New York


Brooklyn College of the City University of New York (CUNY) seeks an energetic,
innovative, and accomplished professional for the position of Associate
Librarian for Collection Management at the Assistant Professor or Associate
Professor rank. This is a full-time, tenure-track position with a starting
date of July 1, 2018.

The Associate Librarian for Collection Management will provide strategic
vision, leadership, and supervision of day-to-day activities in collection
management to ensure that our collections support the educational mission of
Brooklyn College and meet the needs of our diverse constituency. This
individual will be responsible for the oversight of collection development of
print and digital resources. This individual will play a key leadership role,
serving on the Library Management Team and contributing significantly to the
mission of the library and the institution. Librarians at CUNY have faculty
rank and status and must meet the requirements for tenure and promotion
including librarianship, research and publication. Mentoring and support for
scholarship is available to all Library faculty.

Responsibilities include but are limited to:

- Serve as subject liaison for assigned academic departments; liaison duties
include subject-specific instruction, subject guides, and collection
development for those disciplines
- As the Chair of the Library Collection Management Committee, work with the
library faculty to formulate, develop, and administer the library’s collection
development policies and liaison activities. Function as the main contact for
collection donations
- Analyze, budget, plan, assess, and evaluate library collections
- Collect statistics for CUNY, ACRL, IPEDS among others
- Serve on the Library Management Team. Work closely with the Chief Librarian,
the heads of Acquisitions and Serials, the Electronic Services Librarian and
related support staff
- Represent Brooklyn College on the CUNY Office of Library Services committees
- Adhere to Brooklyn College and CUNY procurement policies, and liaise
effectively with these offices
- Participate in regularly scheduled subject-specific, general, and virtual
reference service, including evening and weekend work as needed

Candidates with demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusiveness through
their research, teaching and/or service are encouraged to apply.

The Brooklyn College Library has excellent collections, supporting
undergraduate and master’s level study in the humanities, social sciences, and
sciences. The collections total nearly 1.5 million volumes, as well as
significant audiovisual and microform holdings. Periodical resources include
approximately 3,500 print titles and over 100,000 electronic journals which
are accessible 24/7. Brooklyn College Library serves a diverse population of
over 17,000 undergraduate and graduate students at Brooklyn College, as well
as Brooklyn College faculty and staff and various other members of the
community. We also collaborate closely with all other CUNY libraries:
together, we support over 550,000 CUNY students, in the nation’s largest urban
public university.

Brooklyn College is a microcosm of the ethnically rich borough of Brooklyn it
serves as well as a mirror of the wide diversity in New York City itself. A
vibrant, intellectually engaged community, our student body comprises
individuals from 150 countries, speaking 105 different languages, many of whom
are the first in their family to attend college. The College transforms lives
by providing access to outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs in the
arts and sciences, business, education, and a vibrant general education
curriculum in the liberal arts and sciences. We are an urban, public
institution, proudly situated in one of the most dynamic and diverse
communities in the country. We are committed to student success and to our
historic mission to provide an affordable, high-quality education to students
of all backgrounds. We seek to develop knowledgeable students who are engaged
in the life of the college and our community, and are prepared to think
critically, lead responsibly, act ethically, and contribute globally.

- Master’s degree in information and/or library science from an ALA-accredited
school or an ALA-approved foreign equivalent
- Second Master’s degree
- Minimum 5 years of professional library experience
- Knowledge and understanding of 21st century collections issues in anacademic
or research library including emerging practices, standards, and trends
- Experience in assessment and evaluation of library collections
- Experience managing a library collections budget
- Excellent oral and written communication skills

Preferred Qualifications
- 3 years of experience supervising library staff
- Demonstrated project management skills
- Experience with STEM materials management
- Evidence of ability to develop strategy and lead change across an
- Knowledge and understanding of current and emerging issues in open access
and scholarly communication

Salary commensurate with experience and credentials. All appointments are
subject to financial availability.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering
health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and
savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research,
scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty
professional development.


STEP ONE – Apply Online in CUNYfirst

Applicants should upload the following in .doc, .pdf, or .rtf format:

- An application letter indicating their experience and qualifications for the
position, that also details how their librarianship, service and/or
scholarship has supported the success of students. In addition, the cover
letter should also include a statement of contributions to diversity and
inclusion (i.e., a statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to
diversity and inclusion through teaching, research, professional activities,
and/or service).
- Current curriculum vitae
- A recent scholarly/professional writing sample

STEP TWO - Go to

All applicants are required to have three confidential letters of
recommendation submitted electronically by their recommenders by visiting the
link above and entering the contact information for three (3) recommenders.

The online system will automatically email your recommenders a request to
submit a letter via the system. Full instructions will be provided.

Emailed or hard copy applications will not be considered.

CLOSING DATE  February 3, 2018

CUNY Job Posting: Faculty

CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to
apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected
groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the
basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or
gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Job Title: Assistant or Associate Professor - Collection Management Librarian

Job ID: 17878

Location: Brooklyn College

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Assoc Dir of Prospect Mgt, Audubon Society (NY)

Associate Director of Prospect Management, National Audubon Society (NY)


Now in its second century, Audubon is dedicated to protecting birds and other wildlife and the habitat that supports them. Audubon’s mission is engaging people in bird conservation on a hemispheric scale through science, policy, education and on-the-ground conservation action.  By mobilizing and aligning its network of Chapters, Centers, State and Important Bird Area programs in the four major migratory flyways in the Americas, the organization will bring the full power of Audubon to bear on protecting common and threatened bird species and the critical habitat they need to survive.  And as part of BirdLife International, Audubon will join people in over 100 in-country organizations all working to protect a network of Important Bird Areas around the world, leveraging the impact of actions they take at a local level.  What defines Audubon’s unique value is a powerful grassroots network of nearly 500 local chapters, 23 state offices, 41 Audubon Centers, Important Bird Area Programs in 50 states, and 700 staff across the country.  Audubon is a federal contractor and an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Position Summary

The Associate Director of Prospect Management works closely with Development Department administration to provide leadership on the management of major donor prospects and donors.  S/he will provide a strategic vision for Audubon’s fundraising efforts by coordinating, implementing and managing a prospect management program to support the efficient movement of prospects through the engagement cycle.

Essential Functions


  • Lead the execution and management of Audubon’s prospect management program, including best practices for donor management services such as moves management, portfolio and pipeline analysis, and fundraising performance assessment.
  • Oversee and report on prospect allocation and portfolio development, portfolio management, portfolio analysis and review, pipeline management, and other prospect management processes.
  • Deliver prospect management training sessions and ensure compliance with prospect management policies and procedures while maintaining the integrity of the prospect management system.
  • Establish benchmarks and goals for the prospect management cycle, providing a structure for regular portfolio review meetings and clear reporting/dashboards for frontline fundraisers and leadership in collaboration with the Chief Development Officer and Director of Development Services.
  • Participate in ongoing professional development activities as relevant, to maintain and enhance skills and abilities and stay abreast of current trends and techniques.

Prospect Management

  • Support fundraiser use of prospect management aspects of the database with regular data auditing. Be involved in planning and outreach to frontline fundraisers in support of the efficient movement of prospects through the development engagement cycle.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Prospect Development to establish a plan for identifying, allocating and tracking new prospects.
  • Collaborate with the Chief Development Officer and Department leadership on the regular review of existing portfolios, as well as the development of new prospects.
  • Monitor the prospect tracking and moves management systems.

Data Integrity and Analysis

  • Collaborate with the Director of Development Services and the IT department to make recommendations for database modifications needed to support effective and accurate reporting and analysis.
  • Compose analytical reports and presentations that synthesize material effectively and support the efficient movement of prospects through the development engagement cycle.
  • Ensure the capture of all necessary data in the system as outlined in the prospect management guidelines, including contact reports, engagement plans and qualification status.
  • Proactively initiate projects designed to discover and analyze new and emerging prospect segments.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s Degree preferred, and a minimum of five years of prospect management or related experience in data analytics, mining and reporting, preferably in a complex fundraising organization.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of prospect management principles, practices and the tools of the trade.
  • Experience implementing and maintaining a prospect management program, including reporting, evaluating, analyzing and presenting data insights.
  • The ability to interact effectively with both authority and diplomacy, and elicit cooperation from colleagues.
  • Client-focused, service-oriented, collaborative, creative, resourceful, ethical, flexible and good natured, with solid interpersonal, communication, and negotiating skills.
  • Demonstrated project management and organizational skills, with exceptional attention to detail and the ability to be timely, thorough, accurate and detail-oriented, while managing and prioritizing multiple projects.
  • Exceptional computer and technology skills that include Microsoft Office, reporting programs and fundraising databases; experience with Salesforce a plus. 
To Apply:

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Hd of Serials & Elect'c Rscs Mgt, Stony Brook U (NY)

Stony Brook University on Long Island, NY is seeking a Head of Serials and Electronic Resources Management

Responsibilities & Requirements: Under the direction of the Direction of Collection and Resource Management, the Head of Serials and Electronic Resources Management provides leadership, guidance, and expertise to the departments, including supervision of faculty librarians and professional staff. The Head of Serials and Electronic Resources 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:

  • Provide leadership, guidance, and expertise to the Department of Serials and Electronic Serials Management, including regular review of department faculty librarians and professional staff.
  • Advise Director of Collection and Resource Management in the articulation of a user-centered, holistic serials and electronic resources management vision to meet current and emerging information needs and new models of collection/content building and delivery.
  • Review and evaluate workflows and work assignments, with an eye toward increasing efficiencies, bringing more high-quality content to users more quickly, and building sustainable workflows to handle increasingly heterogeneous digital assets.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate operations, establish and document policies and procedures, and set priorities in serials and electronic resources management.
  • Train, evaluate, and supervise departmental staff, and ensure compliance with local policy and procedure, resource license agreements, as well as best practices in the profession.
  • Provide budget and collection data to Director of Collection and Resource Management and Associate Dean for Collection Strategy and Management, as well as liaison librarians as appropriate.
  • Administer and allocate expenditures for serials and electronic resources in library management system.
  • Manage troubleshooting and resolution of access issues, consulting and advising Library IT staff as appropriate.
  • Manage subscription renewals and monitor vendors to ensure quality service and accurate pricing.
  • Work with the Director of Collection and Resource Management to assess, implement, and manage vendor arrangements for the outsourcing and/or automation of departmental work as appropriate.
  • 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 Director of Collection and Resource Management and Libraries leadership to develop and implement University Libraries strategic priorities and provide the infrastructure needed to achieve those priorities.
  • Work with Director of Collection and Resource Management and Associate Dean for Collection Strategy and Management to develop, coordinate, and implement bibliographic control policy and practices across the ILS, Discovery, and digital repository systems.

To Read Full Posting and Apply: dmin/CampusJob.nsf/987ddc6b836 068648525659c0072eafa/38fdf736 176b2d6a852581a80046f150? OpenDocument

Friday, December 8, 2017

Dept Head for Technology, Nyack Library (NY)

Nyack Library
Department Head for Technology 

The Nyack Library is a Free Association Library that serves the Nyack School District. It is looking for a dynamic, creative and forward-thinking librarian to run its Technology Department.  


            As a Department Head, manage the IT Administrator, the Technical Services Supervisor, and 10 part-time staff in the Computer Resource Center and Maker Space
             Oversee the technology in the building including hardware – computers, printers, CCT system, server, software, A/V equipment for meeting room and all departments.
            Make recommendations on purchases for technology, including a schedule for replacement of current equipment and assists the professional staff with evaluation and selection of electronic resources.
            Participate in appropriate staff committees and make recommendations on staff training and conduct the technology related staff training.
            Maintain the library’s website and oversee the process for staff input of ideas and information to maintain and update the library Web site.  Responsible for updating Homepage, Computers, and About tabs and pages on the website.
       At least three years’ experience (or equivalent) working in a public library
       Supervisory experience
       Master’s degree from an accredited Library Science program
       Knowledge of computers, software applications and technology

Salary range $60,000 - $65,000. Benefits include New York State Retirement, health insurance, flexible spending plan, deferred compensation plan, vacation, personal and sick leave. Please send resumes to by December 20, 2017.

P/T - Sat Ref Librarian, Fordham U-Westchester (NY)

POSITION TITLE: Saturday Reference Librarian (Non-exempt, hourly)
DEPARTMENT: Fordham Westchester Library

The successful candidate will

 Assist students, faculty, and staff with reference questions in person, online, by text, and email to support all academic areas served by the library.
 Provide exceptional virtual reference service for online degree programs.
 Provide support for new and existing online initiatives of the University.
 Be knowledgeable with a wide array of electronic and print resources.
 Teach bibliographic instruction classes if required.
 Have knowledge of digital repositories, online tutorials, and other digital projects.
 Be familiar with Circulation and procedures for electronic and physical Reserves.
 Assist at the Circulation desk as needed.
 Other duties as assigned.
 MLS or MLIS (or near completion) from an ALA accredited school required.
 Must be proficient with Microsoft Office applications.
 Strong oral and written skills.
 Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
 Strong commitment to public service.
 Experience in an academic library is preferred.

Saturdays 8:30 to 5:30. Hours will vary during the summer.

COMPENSATION: Competitive salary

Email cover letter and resume to:
Diane Deery
Fordham Westchester Library
400 Westchester Avenue
West Harrison, New York 10604
No phone calls please.