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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

P/T - Info Commons Librarian, Brooklyn Public (NY)

Brooklyn Public Library is looking for a part-time librarian in their Information Commons at the Central Library.


Responsibilities:

The statements below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

  • Provide bibliographic instruction, reference, and other information services
  • Orient visitors to the design software and other technology in the Info Commons
  • Assist with preparation and other logistics for Info Commons events
  • Assist with troubleshooting technology problems
  • Assist visitors with reserving public meeting rooms
  • Interpret and implement BPL policy
  • Opportunities to plan and conduct classes and other programs to promote use of the library’s services, facilities, and collections (including online collections and databases)
  • Opportunities to do outreach to community organizations and participate in community events
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Some evening and Saturday shifts are required: at least one evening per week, plus at least one Saturday per month

Qualifications:


  • M.L.S. from an ALA accredited library school
  • Public librarian’s professional certificate issued by the State of New York
  • Experience working with the public and diverse communities a plus
  • Teaching experience a plus
  • Working knowledge of Windows and Mac environments, Microsoft Office, digital reference resources including EBSCO and ProQuest products, III’s Sierra, and major social media platforms
  • Familiarity with the fundamentals of major design and multimedia applications, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Final Cut Pro X, GarageBand
  • Advanced skills in photography, video production, and/or audio production a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, identify and assess problems, and decisively implement appropriate solutions
  • Demonstrated respect and sensitivity for cultural differences
  • Second language skills, especially Spanish, a plus
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and coordinate work efficiently
  • Ability to work collaboratively and on cross-functional teams
  • Knowledge of fundamental principles, practices, and emerging library trends of modern libraries
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • Involvement in professional organizations a plus
The hourly rate for this position is $28.15.  The schedule for this position is a maximum of 19 hour/week.




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Monday, September 18, 2017

F/T - Scholarly Comm Lib, Farmingdale St Coll (NY)


Farmingdale State College invites applicants to apply for the position of Scholarly Communication Librarian at Greenley Library.
This newly-created position is for a 12 month, full-time, tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian, reporting to the Library Director. The position will offer opportunities to work with faculty in the creation and adoption of OERs; to advise the campus community on issues relating to scholarly communication, open access, and copyright; to develop an institutional repository; and to work collaboratively with the library faculty to provide reference and information literacy instruction to undergraduates and students in our new graduate programs.

For a full description, please see https://farmingdale.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=88908.

Friday, September 15, 2017

P/T - Ref Librarian I, Garden City Public Lib (NY)

The Garden City Public Library in Garden City, NY is seeking a Part Time Reference Librarian I for its Reference Services.

 
 

PURPOSE: Seeking a dynamic and experienced Librarian I to provide the community with the best possible materials, reference, and information services available. The person in this position will work under the direct supervision of the Reference Department Supervisors.

 

COVERAGE: FLEXIBILTY A MUST

The position requires 12-17 hours per week.  Including Wednesday evenings (4:00-9:00 pm), occasional Saturdays, to be part of the Sunday rotation schedule, and additional day and night hours as needed.

 

Starting Date:  Immediate

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

●Provide assistance to patrons with reference and reader’s advisory services through print and electronic resources.

●Responsible for scheduled coverage at the Reference Desk.

●Assist with collection development.

●Perform other duties as assigned such as covering YA when needed.

.

Qualifications:

●M.L.S. from an A.L.A. accredited library school.

●Prior adult reference services experience in a public library is preferred.

●Excellent computer and organizational skills as related to libraries is required.

●Electronic database and Internet searching experience is required.

●Knowledge of Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (Sierra), our Integrated Library System is a plus.

●Commitment to excellent customer service.

 

Starting: The starting salary is  $29.46.

This is a civil service position. We are a member of the New York State Retirement System.

 

Please send resume and cover letter to Laura Flanagan, email: lbflanagan@gardencitypl.org

 

P/T - Transcription Coordinator, NYBG (NY)

Transcription Coordinator


This is a temporary part-time grant funded position. The Transcription Coordinator will work 21 hours per week and will recruit, train and manage local volunteers and crowdsourced volunteers. The Transcription Coordinator will describe the project and its goals in ways that stimulate the interest of potential volunteers. These volunteers will transcribe the digitized, handwritten papers of John Torrey, a prominent, early American botanist. 

 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Work with the NYBG volunteer office to recruit local volunteers
  • Work with various social media channels to recruit volunteers
  • Community management of all project volunteers
  • Identify best practice transcription guidelines used on similar project
  • Write detailed transcription guidelines for use on Torrey Papers project
  • Actively engage with volunteers on social media channels such as Twitter and Facebook
  • Gather transcription statistics
  • Perform quality assurance on all transcription activities
  • Upload transcribed text into target repositories
  • Report problems experienced with the transcription portal, if any
REQUIREMENTS:
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Library school degree or some library school coursework are preferred
  • Some familiarity with digital humanities is preferred
  • Experience engaging with others on Twitter, Facebook and other social media channels on behalf of an organization
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work accurately and independently in busy environment
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Interest in writing a report and one or more blog posts on the transcription component of the project
 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

F/T - Librarian II, NYPL-Schomburg Ctr (NY)

Librarian II - Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division

Overview:

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located in Harlem, New York, is a research unit of The New York Public Library system.  It is recognized as one of the leading institutions focusing exclusively on African-American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. Begun with the collections of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg more than 85 years ago, the Schomburg has collected, preserved, and provided access to materials documenting black life in America and worldwide.  Today, the Schomburg continues to serve the community not just as a center and a library, but also as a space that encourages lifelong education and exploration.
The Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division seeks a collaborative and enthusiastic Librarian II to assist with reference and instructional services, access and outreach, and innovation and implementation.
Under the direction of the Associate Chief Librarian, specific responsibilities include:

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Provide reference service in the field of Black studies in-person, by telephone and email using print and electronic resources.
  • Participate in collection development by helping to select new materials.
  • Create and update content for web pages, LibGuides, and training materials.
  • Develop and teach library instruction classes and orientation tours to groups from a variety of academic institutions, particularly local post-secondary institutions.
  • Promote the collections through blogs, social media and small exhibititons.
  • Maintain a personal program of continuous education and professional development.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Key Competencies:

  • Exceptional Customer/Public Service
  • Collaboraton and Teamwork
  • Accountability and Profesionalism
  • Resourcefulness and Intellectual Curiosity
  • Job-Specific Knowledge and Skills

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies.
  • Strong public service ethic.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of African, African-American or African Diasporan history.
  • Experience providing reference and research services including use of online catalogs, databases and Internet information sources.
  • Must be collaborative, service-oriented, and interested in the application of new technologies to library services.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to communicate with a diverse community.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Highly flexible with ability to thrive in a fast-paced and continually changing environment.
  • Strong computer and other related technology skills, including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google applications, and PCs

Work Environment:

Research Library
Urban Public Library

Starting Salary:

USD $51,224.00/Yr.

Minimum Salary (with 2 years of NYPL service):

USD $65,575.00/Yr.

Hours:

To be scheduled between Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Evenings and Saturday as required.
Schedule subject to change.

Union / Non Union:

Local 1930 

To Read Full Posting and Apply:
http://bit.ly/2eWhCdW

Monday, September 11, 2017

P/T - Reference Librarian, Great Neck Lib (NY)

Great Neck Library
Reference Librarian
Part-Time
We are looking for creative, detail oriented, public service driven librarian(s) for a very active, culturally diverse library in a highly educated community.
Skills Required:
Enthusiasm for Reference and Readers’ Advisory services;
Knowledge of First Search, Microsoft Word and Excel necessary;
Responsibilities will include database searching, computer assistance,
book ordering and collection development, book discussions
and book displays.
Starting salary - $25.90 per hour
Reply with cover letter, resume via email by September 22, 2017
Administration
Great Neck Library
159 Bayview Ave
Great Neck, NY 11023-1938
NO PHONE CALLS

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Digital Archive Asst (Temp), Practising Law Inst (NY)


 Digital Archive Assistant (Temporary)

The Practising Law Institute (PLI), a leading continuing legal education organization and legal publisher based in Manhattan, seeks a talented and self-motivated individual to assist in efforts to expand the electronic availability of our published back catalog. This is a temporary opportunity that is expected to last three months.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Locating ebook files and/or generating them via an automated generation process
  • Evaluating files for completeness
  • Performing basic XML cleanup
  • Managing ebook components using PLI’s content management systems
  • Deploying ebooks to our online research database, PLI PLUS.
  • Indexing archival content with the PLI taxonomy
  • Other duties, as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS
  • Exposure to XML, HTML or similar markup languages
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products, such as Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with the use of research databases
  • A record of dependability working independently
  • An aptitude for detail-oriented work.
ABOUT PLI

For over 80 years PLI has been considered the “gold standard” as a leader in continuing legal and professional business training education. With over 260 employees located in our New York City and San Francisco offices, 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.

The PLI work environment is interesting, collegial, intelligent and encouraging.

Practising Law Institute is an equal opportunity employer.  Please visit our website www.pli.edu to apply.

Sunday, September 3, 2017

F/T - Scholarly Comm Lib, Farmingdale St Coll (NY)

Farmingdale State College in Farmingdale, NY invites applicants to apply for the position of Scholarly Communication Librarian at Greenley Library. 
 
This newly-created position is for a 12 month, full-time, tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian, reporting to the Library Director. The position will offer opportunities to work with faculty in the creation and adoption of OERs; to advise the campus community on issues relating to scholarly communication, open access, and copyright; to develop an institutional repository; and to work collaboratively with the library faculty to provide reference and information literacy instruction to undergraduates and students in our new graduate programs.
 
 
CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: September 29, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

P/T - Reference Librarian I, Garden City Lib (NY)

The Garden City Public Library in Garden City, NY is seeking a Part Time Reference Librarian I.

 
 

PURPOSE: Seeking a dynamic and experienced Librarian I to provide the community with the best possible materials, reference, and information services available. The person in this position will work under the direct supervision of the Reference Department Supervisors.

 

COVERAGE: FLEXIBILTY A MUST

The position requires 12-17 hours per week.  Including Wednesday evenings (4:00-9:00 pm), occasional Saturdays, to be part of the Sunday rotation schedule, and additional day and night hours as needed.

 

Starting Date:  Immediate

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

●Provide assistance to patrons with reference and reader’s advisory services through print and electronic resources.

●Responsible for scheduled coverage at the Reference Desk.

●Assist with collection development.

●Perform other duties as assigned such as covering YA when needed.

.

Qualifications:

●M.L.S. from an A.L.A. accredited library school.

●Prior adult reference services experience in a public library is preferred.

●Excellent computer and organizational skills as related to libraries is required.

●Electronic database and Internet searching experience is required.

●Knowledge of Innovative Interfaces, Inc. (Sierra), our Integrated Library System is a plus.

●Commitment to excellent customer service.

 

Starting: The starting salary is  $29.46.

This is a civil service position. We are a member of the New York State Retirement System.

 

Please send resume and cover letter to Laura Flanagan, email: lbflanagan@gardencitypl.org

 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Taxonomist, Healthify (Temp) (NY)

Taxonomist (Contract)

New York, United States · Resource Network

Description

Healthify is looking for a contract Taxonomist to help build, implement, and manage its taxonomy. This is an opportunity for a Taxonomist with some teaching or mentorship experience to educate its team on the basics of researching, prototyping, and continuously refining a taxonomy. The ideal candidate for this position is able to work six days across two weeks from its New York City office.

About Us

At Healthify we're fundamentally rethinking how healthcare organizations and communities work together to connect struggling populations to social services.

Our founding team of technologists and social workers came from a background of working with vulnerable patients in Baltimore hospitals. They saw how social needs - like access to food and housing - dramatically impacted healthcare outcomes and costs, and were driven to create Healthify with the mission of building a world where no one’s health is hindered by their need. Our products are now used by some of the country’s largest healthcare organizations.

Since our founding, we’ve been backed by impact investors and VCs - from Kapor Capital to Primary Venture Partners - and we’ve built a team that’s both diverse and mission driven. We enjoy meeting people who share in our commitment to agility, cultivating a thoughtful and safe work environment, and who are results focused. Individuals from marginalized and underrepresented communities are highly encouraged to get in touch.

About the Role
The Taxonomist will:
  • Research (including user interviews), analyze, and design systems that address customer needs and concerns
  • Work with stakeholders so they better understand the taxonomy process, workflows, and implementation frameworks
  • Work with our team to create, implement, and manage taxonomies, clear term definitions, and relationships
  • Make suggestions for improvement using inputs from various search, knowledge base and application use reports
  • Recommend new technologies that may enhance taxonomy management capabilities
  • Deliver documentation on the development and use of taxonomies and related tools

Requirements

About You
  • Documented professional experience building and managing taxonomies
  • Previous experience mentoring and/or teaching others the basics of researching and designing taxonomies
  • Comfortable conducting user interviews


To Read Full Posting and Apply: https://healthify.workable.com/j/B4845084C2


Friday, August 25, 2017

P/T - Evening & Weekend Ref Librarian, Pace Univ (NY)

Part-time Evening and Weekend Reference Librarian - Pace University
 
Description
 
Pace University seeks an energetic, progressive librarian reporting to the Head of Research and
Information Services. This part-time position provides the educational, research, and information
needs to all students, staff, and faculty during evening/weekend hours, as well as participates in
projects and initiatives with the reference team.
 
Responsibilities
 
Provide comprehensive reference, research, and referral services, in a team based, client centered
environment. Teach and assist users with the intricacies of electronic and other information retrieval.
Provide one-on-one research consultations (by appointment and drop-in) with Pace University
students and faculty. Assist with other library projects, assignments, and initiatives as designated by
the Head of Research and Information Services, Westchester.
 
Qualifications
 
MLS from ALA accredited institution. Demonstrated experience in a library reference setting, having
familiarity with the concepts, goals, and methods of traditional and electronic reference services;
well-developed online searching skill; excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational
skills; commitment to excellence in service and a demonstrated ability to work independently as well
as collaboratively.
 
Location
 
Pleasantville, New York
 
URL
 
 
To Apply
 
For consideration, apply using application URL only.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sr Knowledge Mgmt Bus Analyst, Ropes & Gray (Various, incl. NY)

Ropes & Gray is seeking a Senior Knowledge Management Business Analyst. This position will be located in either its NY or Boston office.


JOB SUMMARY:

Responsible for gathering, analyzing and documenting business and functional requirements for custom KM applications. Incumbent will be proficient at conducting stakeholder interviews, evaluating business processes, developing detailed current and future state analyses and workflows, developing use cases to fully document user needs and writing clear, specific requirements documentation.  The Sr. KM Business Analyst will also develop and maintain personas for the different groups who use KM solutions to ensure that we have a shared understanding of how different roles use information from various systems in their day to day work. The senior analyst will work closely with our product managers, UX strategist and application developers to ensure that KM solutions are developed to provide business users with well-designed solutions. 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  1. Work with business stakeholders to understand their methods of working. Analyze root cause of the problem or issue that requires resolution, assess and prioritize competing business needs and translate these business needs into formal requirements.
  2. Develop detailed requirements documentation including current state & gap analysis, functional specifications, detailed use cases, well-defined user roles/permissions, detailed workflows, and environmental/system requirements.
  3. Develop and maintain detailed personas for each role that uses KM solutions to provide the necessary business context for the UX strategist and development team.
  4. Conduct formal requirement reviews with project team including UX strategist, product managers and application developers.Provide guidance, seek clarification from stakeholders and provide updates throughout the design, development and testing phases of projects.
  5. Document post-production enhancements and change requests and work with product manager to prioritize and schedule their implementation. Ensure issues are identified, tracked, reported on and resolved in a timely manner. Communicate needed changes to product managers and development team.
  6. May perform quality assurance testing, design and execute test scripts and test scenarios.
OTHER RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information science or related field.
  • Minimum 7 years of experience as business analyst for custom application development work using both Agile and Waterfall approaches.
  • Strong experience in business analysis techniques such as gathering requirements through interviews, workshops or modeling processes and use cases.
  • Expert at writing detailed, actionable requirements and functional specifications.
  • Proficient in documenting use cases and process flow diagrams.
  • Exceptional attention to detail, strong analytical, troubleshooting and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to quickly develop an understanding of the overall business and technical contexts. Must be able to see big picture and understand how new requests could leverage or integrate with existing tools and technologies.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal & communication skills, demonstrated technical writing skills.  Must be able to explain complex concepts and provide clear instructions and effectively collaborate with technical and non-technical teams.
  • Solid understanding of software development principles and concepts
  • Working knowledge of relational databases, data-centric algorithms and/or rule based systems is important
  • Working knowledge of web-based search technology and prior experience with search-based applications is helpful.
  • Law firm and/or professional services experience. Understanding of knowledge management principles helpful.
  • Must be a strong self-starter and a team player
  • Experience testing/QA of applications is important. Experience with HP ALM Quality Center desired.
  • Ability to organize, plan and carry out multiple projects simultaneously.
WORKING CONDITIONS:
Normal office environment and schedule.  Must be able to travel to other offices as needed.

To read full posting and apply, visit RopesGray.com.