HBO Director, Digital Library & Media Management
Employer: Time Warner
Location: New York, NY United States
Last Updated: 11/25/2009
Job Code: 111733BR
Posting Job Title HBO Director, Digital Library & Media Management
TimeWarner Division HBO
Industry Cable/Broadcast Television Networks
Film Production and Distribution
Television Program Production and Distribution
Location United States - New York - New York
Requisition # 111733BR
Position Type Full Time
Posting Job Description
The Director, Digital Library & Media Management is responsible for development, administration and evolution of standards and procedures for the management of rich media assets (video, audio, and digital photos) with associated metadata in collaboration with HBO business units. This person will provide direction to a permanent HBO committee comprised of operating groups from all areas of HBO in order to define, implement and evolve metadata standards and related workflow requirements specific to HBOâ€™s business needs. He/she will create direction regarding archival, content management, encoding, cataloguing, transcoding and post production standards.
Reporting directly to the SVP of Studio, Broadcast Operations & Engineering, this position will work closely with the Director, Digital Media Information Technology, supporting HBOâ€™s digital asset management initiatives for clients across the company.
* Drive the definition and establishment of best practices for digitization, metadata, archival storage and defining cataloguing standards.
* With Technology Operations leadership, develop a content stewardship governance plan that is inclusive of stakeholder and user needs.
* Coordinate evolving business requirements for metadata standards related to searching and using related assets.
* Conduct research, evaluate and recommend various methodologies, standards, and software used in the creation of digital collections and their long-term preservation.
* Represent HBO as the liaison with suppliers, aggregators and third party licensees to ensure compliance with HBO metadata standards.
* Thorough experience with video asset encoding, metadata standards, media asset management and workflow systems
* Proficiency and prior experience in the analog to digital conversion process
* Knowledge of taxonomy development and management to support business workflows
* Well versed in and accomplished at developing and maintaining keyword libraries and video asset classification and search systems
* Familiarity with industry related committees and standards organizations
* Self-starter with proven ability to work with moderate to minimal supervision in a team-based environment
* Outstanding presentation abilities in order to facilitate the dissemination of metadata standards
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to express complex technical concepts effectively
* Well organized with the ability to effectively prioritize assignments
* Some familiarity with digital imaging and electronic publishing technologies: Content management, digital scanning, image editing, and web page design
* Undergrad degree in computer sciences, library or information sciences. Masters degree a plus.
* 5-8 Years of management experience in Digital Media Library Mgmt & associated technologies
* Thorough understanding of digital content standards, metadata and taxonomy
It's Not TV. It's HBO
Americaâ€™s most successful premium television company, Home Box Office delivers two 24-hour premium television services â€” HBO and Cinemax â€” to nearly 40 million U.S. subscribers. International joint ventures bring branded services to more than 50 countries around the world, and HBOâ€™s programming is sold into over 150 countries worldwide.
HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending and transportation reimbursement accounts, pension plan, tuition reimbursement, and cable reimbursement.
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Saturday, November 28, 2009
HBO Director, Digital Library & Media Management
Institution: New York School of Interior Design
Location: New York City, NY
* Admin - Libraries
Application Due: 12/18/2009
Type: Full Time
New York School of Interior Design seeks new Library Director
In continuous operation since its founding in 1916, the New York School of Interior Design (NYSID) is ranked among the top design schools in the United States, and is a fully-accredited, independent institution of higher education in New York devoted entirely to the discipline of interior design and its related professions.
Located on Manhattan's Upper Eastside, NYSID currently enrolls over 750 students studying in one of several undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as on a non-matriculated basis, and taught by a dedicated faculty of practicing designers, architects, visual artists, art and design historians, and scholars from a variety of academic disciplines. Under the leadership of a new president and guided by a new strategic plan, the college has charted a bold course for the future, including the addition of new degree programs and the expansion of the college's physical plant. NYSID enjoys significant relationships with New York City's world-renowned design and cultural resources, including those found at some of this country's most important design centers and showrooms, architecture and design firms, art and design publications, and world-class museums and cultural institutions.
To learn more about NYSID and its programs, please visit us on the Web at www.nysid.edu.
NYSID seeks a dynamic, collegial, service-oriented Director of the Library to work in collaboration with library staff to provide leadership in collection development, service enhancement, reference assistance, maintaining and expanding visual resources, and bibliographic instruction. The Director of the Library also coordinates agreements for cooperative library services with other institutions, and chairs the college's library committee.
Reporting to the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean of the College, the Director is an important member of the Academic Affairs team, and is responsible for budget planning and management. The Director will also demonstrate a thorough understanding of electronic databases and digital media. This is a 12-month position and will require some evening and weekend hours.
REQUIRED: MLS from an ALS accredited program, the ability to work flexibly and creatively in a changing environment, and a strong student service philosophy.
PREFERRED: Reference and library instruction experience and a background in design or fine arts.
Individuals wishing to be considered for this exciting opportunity are asked to submit a letter of interest, current resume or CV, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Balbina Calo, Human Resources Administrator, by December 18, 2009. Please submit requested materials electronically to: firstname.lastname@example.org
NYSID offers a competitive salary and outstanding benefits. NYSID is an EOE employer.
Apply to Postal Address:
Human Resources Department
New York School of Interior Design
170 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Email Address: email@example.com
Originally posted on http://www.higheredjobs.com/details.cfm?JobCode=175404002
DEAN, BARNARD LIBRARY AND ACADEMIC INFORMATION SERVICES
Company: Barnard College
Category: Support Staff
Job Type: Full-time
Location: New York, New York
Reporting to the Provost and Dean of the Faculty, the Dean of Barnard Library & Academic Information Services (BLAIS) provides leadership, management and planning for all aspects of library and academic information services that support the teaching, learning and research missions of the College.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Plans, coordinates and directs all services, facilities and staffing associated with library and allied information services. This includes:
a. All units of the Library, including Public Services and Reference, Collection Services (Acquisitions, Cataloging, Maintenance), Collection Development and Access Services;
b. Media Services and Sloate Media Center;
c. the College Archives; and
d. Educational Technologies.
e. 9 professional staff, 11 support staff and a large number of part-time student workers.
2. Determines overall policies and practices for BLAIS operations.
3. Works closely with the College's faculty and administration in formal and informal settings to ensure that library and academic information services support and enhance the curriculum. Chairs the BLAIS Committee and serves as a member of the College's Committee on Instruction, and other committees as appropriate.
4. Maintains communication with Directors at Columbia University Libraries to coordinate library and related academic information services as appropriate.
5. In collaboration with the Vice President for Information Technology, develops strategies for innovative approaches to the delivery and use of academic information services and technologies in support of the academic program at the College.
6. Develops and monitors the budgets for all BLAIS units and manages the Library's gift and endowed funds.
7. Works with Development and Institutional Support to identify or develop donor/grant opportunities.
* Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited school.
* Operational experience with information service technologies in an academic environment.
* Minimum of 8 years of college/university experience in information services at the professional level required.
* Extensive experience in public services supporting undergraduate coursework and research projects.
* Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills.
* Demonstrated ability to manage staff and budget.
* Demonstrated ability to plan and coordinate complex projects.
* Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
* Strong service orientation.
Apply on the website:
Director, Medical Library-11762
The Samuel J. Wood Library and the C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center has been the traditional information hub of the Weill Cornell Medical Center. The Director of the Library is responsible for the strategic planning, management, budgeting, marketing, and administration of library resources and services as well as the Archives of the NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. The Director will also be critical in leading the Library through this transformation to a next generation facility. Reporting directly to the Chief Information Officer, the Director of the Library will partner with other informatics thought leaders at WCMC in imagining, creating, and managing a dynamic, modern information research facility to support education, research, and clinical care for the next generation and beyond. Directs the Weill Cornell Medical Library including strategic planning, budgeting, marketing, administration, and leadership of faculty and staff in the Library and Archives. Develops and maintains the core services of a modern medical library. Maintains both traditional library services as well as leads the creation of new services to optimize the ability of students, faculty, and other library customers to locate information and use it proficiently to achieve their personal, professional, and institutional objectives. This includes collaboration in the creation of bioinformatics services such as envisioned for the CTSC, Sidra, and Bioinformatics Institute (e.g. i2b2, VIVO) Leads a team of librarians and other information scientists and staff who are knowledgeable about the vast array of scholarly and public information resources relevant to the mission of a contemporary medical college. Recruits and recommends appointments and promotions for Library and Archives faculty and further serves as mentor and assures guidance for junior faculty in the development of their careers. Ensures that the library faculty and staff follow trends and advancements in information science as well as medical education, research, and clinical care to direct the best possible selection and organization of materials and services. Leads the selection and implementation or development and design of information systems and services that will optimize access by the library's customers. Serves as a point of leadership, collaboration, and coordination within and among faculty and staff across various departments and administrative units for the purpose of integrative program development, strategically expanding medical informatics services, knowledge, education, and research through WCMC and its partner institutions. Collaborates to establish and expand WCMC's leadership and reputation nationally in medical informatics education and research. Collaborates with other faculty in the development of curricula and teaching courses for medical, graduate, and other students in information access and management topics. Participates in research in fields relevant to library and information science. Disseminates findings at major national meetings and through publication in peer-reviewed journals. Develop, implement, evaluate, and maintain a strategic plan, which is coordinated with other bioinformatics and related planning initiatives, and is responsive to the organization's mission, goals, and objectives. Participate in internal meetings to coordinate the Library's goals and objectives with those of related departments and divisions within WCMC as well as WCMC affiliates and partner institutions. Conduct research, user surveys, focus groups, or benchmarking studies to determine and improve the products and services the Library will offer. Attend conferences, workshops, seminars, and classes to maintain knowledge of changing technologies and developments in health care, research, education, and information science. Develop short and long range budgets in support of the strategic plan. Prepare, justify, gain approval for, and administer the annual personnel and operational budgets. Review and approve expenditures and cost recoveries regularly and track them against the approved budget. Develop new services or other methods for cost recovery and revenue to support Library activities. Prepare applications for grants and administer funds received to increase Library revenues. Participate or support other faculty and institutional grants and fund-raising efforts. Manage Library personnel including hiring, training, and evaluating faculty, staff, and volunteers. Define responsibilities and create position descriptions for Library faculty and staff and review them annually. Recruit, select, appoint, train, motivate, and evaluate Library faculty and staff and adjust personnel and policies accordingly. Annual review of Library personnel performance. Manage promotions, staff development and disciplinary actions, as well as terminations for the Library. Provide staff development and continuing education opportunities for Library personnel. Establish Library policies and procedures to implement the strategic plan and monitor compliance. Ensure that the Library always meets or exceeds LCME and similar standards. Collect, prepare, and analyze Library reports and statistics. Develop and monitor key metrics for performance against the goals and strategic plans of the Library and partner entities. Develop, direct, and coordinate the Library's work plan. Delegate and monitor duties and responsibilities of the Library personnel based on the work plan. Plan and conduct Library staff meetings. Leads and participates in institutional committees, particularly those driving the Library, Archives, and informatics service agenda. Develop and maintain Library facilities including space design and utilization, furnishings, equipment, and security. Supervise day-to-day operations of the Library. Establish guidelines for information resource collection development that reflect the goals and objectives of the medical college and graduate school and the archival goals of the medical center. Partner with other WCMC organizational units to ensure the Library meets specialized needs (e.g. working with the Physician Organization regarding the Patient Resource Center. Assure that policies and procedures are developed to evaluate, acquire, discard, process, organize, maintain, and circulate or loan information resources. Partner with peers in the organization for policies and procedures affecting overlapping resources such as digital archives, and research data. Assure that evaluation studies are performed to ensure information resources are responsive to client needs and Library goals. Assure the processing and preparation of print and electronic information resource additions and the maintenance of the condition and order of resources to ensure their availability to Library clients. Assure efficient license negotiation with publishers and other vendors in collaboration with multiple partners to obtain cost-effective agreements to the financial and intellectual benefit of the medical college. Assure the cataloging, indexing, and metadata creation for information resources in accordance with national and international standards. Select or design classification and organization arrangements to facilitate access to information by Library clients. Monitor copyright and intellectual property compliance and contractual commitments. Coordinate the development and application of Library technology and the regular evaluation and updating of automation requirements, in collaboration with technical staff in ITS. This includes selecting, designing, implementing, evaluating, and monitoring computer equipment and software for Library faculty, staff, and users. Assure the design and implementation of automated systems for resource collection, management, and access that are responsive to the organization's goals. Partner with related intra- and inter-institutional entities such as the CTSC, MSKCC, and Rockefeller to optimize information access and exchange for our respective user communities. In close cooperation with technical staff in ITS, develop, oversee, and evaluate Internet and organizational Intranet applications within the collaboratively determined domain of the Library. Oversee the development and maintenance of training programs for Library faculty, staff , and users in the use of new information technology and resources. Assure the marketing and promotion of the Library and its products and services. This responsibility includes publications, programming, and public relations and the development and distribution of promotional Library materials such as information packets, newsletters, brochures, videos and other multi-media programs, web-based informational services, and other formats as needed and used by Library clientele. Assure the development of in-service and outreach programs to market services and interpret Library resources and other specific seminars and workshops that support the goals and objectives of the institution. Establish and maintain rapport with current and potential Library clients. Participate in policy-making forums and advisory groups and committees at the local, state, and national level. Represent the Library at internal and external meetings and functions. Establish Library support through development activities such as library friends, advisory committees, or fundraising activities to assist in the promotion of the Library products and services. Develop key contacts within the medical, health, and information communities. Assure the development of proactive customer-oriented services provided by the Library and Archives. Assure the development of policies and procedures for hours of operation, circulation of materials, document delivery, and other services in support of the research, education, patient care, and community outreach missions of the institution and to ensure information resources are fully accessible to clients. Ensure the provision of professional and personal assistance to clients in answering inquiries, locating information, and interpreting resources. Performs other job duties as required.
1) Masters in Library Science from a graduate library program accredited by the American Library Association, or a comparable information science related degree is required. A PhD is preferred. Must have the ability to meet WCMC faculty requirements for appointment at the rank of Associate Librarian or Librarian, including a record of professional achievement, research/scholarship and service. 10 + years of professional library experience, with progressive responsibility in an administrative and/or managerial/supervisory capacity in an academic or health sciences library or equivalent organization. Such experience must include either print and electronic collection development or information discovery and access services, staff supervision, budgeting and financial analysis. Strong leader with a mature sense of priorities and solid practical experience who can plan and execute within the framework of organizational resources and show the way beyond apparent limitations. Possess excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work effectively with a diversity of personalities, must be approachable, and be able to present data with effective communication and presentation skills. Must be effective consensus builder. Grasp of medical education, research and clinical care and the information resources needed to support them. Has a strong commitment to information literacy and to developing in students, faculty and clinicians the informatics skills required to practice evidence-based medicine. Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging digital technologies and services in support of medical education, and experience in the design and integration of these technologies into health sciences curricula. Is politically savvy, has a high tolerance for ambiguity and conflict and can work successfully in a matrix management model. Is a systems thinker with strong organizational skills. Is self-motivated and demonstrates strong initiative and ability to work independently. Demonstrates flexibility and calmness in stressful situations. Possesses superior skills in problem identification, analysis and resolution. Possesses superior oral, written, and presentation skills to all levels of audiences. Experience writing grants, participating in library science and/or informatics research, and an appropriate publication and presentation history commensurate with academic level. Excellent organization and communication skills. Position requires working in an office environment where there are few physical discomforts such as dust, dirt, noise and the like. Ability to work off-hours and weekends during periods of heavy work such as during budget season and for emergencies is required. Ability to work more than 40 hours a week during periods of heavy work-load is also required. Light travel between office locations, primarily within Manhattan is required. Occasional travel to affiliate locations such as Doha, Qatar, may also be necessary. Occasional meetings or clinical staff interactions in typical patient care areas may be required though direct patient exposure is not routine.
No relocation assistance is provided for this position.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
Founded in 1898, and affiliated with what is now New York-Presbyterian Hospital since 1927, Weill Cornell Medical College is among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the country. In addition to offering degrees in medicine, Cornell also has Ph.D. programs in biomedical research and education at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and with neighboring Rockefeller University and the Sloan-Kettering Institute, has established a joint MD-PhD. program for students to intensify their pursuit of Cornell's triple mission of education, research, and patient care.
Weill Cornell Medical College's educational mission emphasizes the importance of combining a strong foundation in the medical sciences with extensive clinical training in patient care. By promoting a true social commitment, stimulating creativity, and fostering independent thought and study, Weill Cornell Medical College continues to cultivate the best of tomorrow's leaders in the field of medicine.
Weill Cornell Medical College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.
Primary Location -New York City
Overtime Status -Exempt
Number of Openings -1
Apply at the website: https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/2000/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=189509&src=JB-202
Originally posted on institution website.
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Brooklyn Historical Society Othmer Library
Job Announcement: Map Cataloger Position
The Brooklyn Historical Society Othmer Library in Brooklyn, NY is seeking an
energetic, team-oriented candidate for a temporary, two and a half year
appointment, grant-funded Map Cataloger position. The successful candidate
will report to the Special Collections Librarian.
The successful candidate will be responsible for creating original and
enhanced item-level MARC catalog records for our collection of maps into the
integrated library system Aleph, an Ex-Libris product. The map collection
consists of rare, and in many cases unique, historical maps and atlases
mainly of Brooklyn, New York City, and Long Island. The map cataloger will
be responsible for maintaining the highest possible level of quality in rare
materials cataloging practice consistent with BHS' and NYU's cataloging
standards and the standards and policies of the Library of Congress and the
OCLC bibliographic utility. The Project Map Cataloger will also survey the
maps and atlases collections, in conjunction with the Special Collections
Librarian, to determine project workflows and priorities; aid in the
creation of a map cataloging manual that will serve as both a training and
reference tool; and assist in overseeing the work of a paraprofessional copy
cataloger. In addition to cataloging responsibilities, the map cataloger
will be expected to cover the reference desk during the library's open hours
2-4 times a month, as needed.
* Masters in Library and Information Science;
* One to two years of recent cataloging experience, including a substantial
amount of map cataloging using AACR2R and other special collections
* Experience using USMARC formats, Library of Congress rule interpretations,
practices, and standards, including LC subject headings and classification
schemes, authority control;
* Experience with integrated library systems, preferably Ex-Libris' Aleph;
* Effective oral and written communication skills;
* Ability to work as both independently and as part of a team;
* Strong organization and time-management skills;
* Attention to accuracy and detail is essential;
* Familiarity with MARC, AACR2, and with the use and application of
* Ability to lift, bend, and reach boxes or volumes weighing up to 40 lbs
repeatedly, including handling these materials while standing on rolling
ladders and stepstools; and demonstrated reliable attendance.
* Experience dealing with library reference;
* Knowledge and interest of New York City and Long Island history, with an
emphasis on early Brooklyn history.
Salary is $40,000 a year. Benefits include full medical and dental benefits;
sick and vacation days; and optional pre-tax public transportation payroll
deduction. This is a temporary, grant-funded position which will not extend
past the grant period, ending May 31, 2012.
Applicants should apply in writing, including with their letter a complete
statement of qualifications, a full resume of their education and relevant
experience, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references
who are knowledgeable about their qualifications for this position. Send
Special Collections Librarian
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Or EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
When emailing, please use the Subject line: Map Cataloger Application [your
Applications received via email preferred. Application period closes
The Brooklyn Historical Society is dedicated to a policy of
non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age,
sex, religion, national origin, the presence of any mental, physical, or
sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by
federal or state law.
About the Othmer Library:
BHS' Othmer Library and archives house the most comprehensive col-lection of
Brooklyn-related materials in the world. In 1993, the U.S. Department of
Education designated the Othmer Library as a "major research library" under
Title II-C of the Higher Education Act. Today the collection includes more
than 100,000 books and pamphlets, 60,000 photographs and prints, 2,000 feet
of archival collections, and more than 2,000 maps and atlases. These
materials include family histories, rare books, periodicals, serials,
journals, personal papers, institutional records, and oral histories that
document Brooklyn's many different ethnic groups and neighborhoods.
We draw from these holdings to create interpretive exhibitions that prompt
students, scholars and members of the general public to reconsider the
fundamental facts of history in light of primary source documents and
artifacts. BHS serves almost 80,000 people annually by providing
opportunities for civic dialogue and community engagement for children and
adults through exhibit tours, public programming, research opportunities,
educational programs for New York City students, and professional
development workshops and written curricula for teachers.
November 23, 2009
Posted on a library school listserv
The Queens College Libraries seek applicants to fill the position of Non-Teaching Adjunct, Reference Librarian. (Part-time, non-tenure track) The selected candidate(s) will perform general reference duties and basic information literacy instruction related to the use of library research resources in all formats. The position will require ability to work during regular business hours, (Mon. – Fri. 11 - 6 p.m. and weekends days, noon – 5 p.m.). The position will extend for the duration of the of the Fall ’09 semester, with reappointment likely for the full Spring ’10 semester.
Qualified individuals will have the MLS degree or equivalent; have a minimum of 1 year reference experience in an academic library; be agile in the use and instruction of information and communication technologies; exhibit an excellent patron service philosophy; and possess excellent written and communication skills.
Interested candidates should send an e-mail letter and three professional references, (attach a current resume or vitae in MS Word format or .pdf format,) to Professor Michael J. Miller at Michael.email@example.com. Applications will be accepted immediately and until the position is filled.
Posted on a library school listserv
Brooklyn Historical Society Othmer Library
Job Announcement: Survey Project Archivist Position
The Brooklyn Historical Society Othmer Library in Brooklyn , NY is seeking an energetic, team-oriented candidate for a temporary, two and a half year appointment, grant-funded Project Archivist position. The successful candidate will report to the Director of Library and Archives.
The successful candidate will lead a survey of the Othmer Library's un- and under- described archive and manuscript collections over the course of a two and a half year grant-funded project. The survey, based upon the PACSL survey model, will involve physical inventorying of the collections in the archives stacks, as well as additional research and description work to supplement information gathered during surveying. All description information will be recorded using the Archivists’ Toolkit. Survey Archivist will also be responsible for importing legacy accession information out of MS Access and in to the Toolkit and all related data clean-up; for exporting descriptive records from the Toolkit and importing in to a variety of other systems for public access; for supervising 3 part-time survey staff; updating and maintaining procedures and policies; and providing information for reports to the granting agency. In addition to survey project responsibilities, Survey Archivist may cover the reference desk during the library’s open hours up to 2 times a month, and other responsibilities as assigned.
* Masters in Library and Information Science or History, or equivalent degree, with a specialization in archival studies and completion of a library cataloging course.
* Demonstrated understanding of archival collections and principles of arrangement and description through a completed finding aid or other description tool.
* Effective oral and written communication skills.
* Ability to work as both independently and as part of a team.
* Strong organization and time-management skills; attention to accuracy and detail is essential.
* Familiarity with MARC and EAD; AACR2 and DACS; and with the use and application of standardized vocabularies.
*Supervisory experience, either within an archive or another work setting.
* Ability to lift, bend, and reach boxes or volumes weighing up to 40 lbs repeatedly, including handling these materials while standing on rolling ladders and stepstools.
* Ability to work in library stacks in cold temperatures (60-65 degrees Fahrenheit) for up to an eight-hour workday, five days a week for two years.
* Demonstrated reliable attendance. Because survey work will be done in teams of two, timeliness and consistent attendance are essential to successful and timely project completion.
* Previous archival survey experience.
*Experience with data mapping and transfer between databases; data clean-up and manipulation.
* Previous experience working with CMS and ILS systems; experience specifically with Archivists’ Toolkit and/or Ex Libris Primo and Aleph is highly desirable.
*Previous archival processing and description experience, including an understanding of pragmatic and efficient processing procedures.
* Undergraduate degree in history. A working knowledge of U. S. history is needed, to determine how collections fit into state and national issues for purposes of cataloging; knowledge of Brooklyn or New York history is preferred.
Salary is $40,000 a year. Benefits include full medical and dental benefits; sick and vacation days; and optional pre-tax public transportation payroll deduction. This is a temporary, grant-funded position which will not extend past the grant period, ending May 31, 2012.
Applicants should apply in writing, including with their letter a complete statement of qualifications; a full resume of their education and relevant experience; a sample finding aid; and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references who are knowledgeable about their qualifications for this position. Send applications to:
Chela Scott Weber
Director of Library and Archives
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St .
Brooklyn , NY 11201
Or EMAIL: library@brooklynhis tory.org
When emailing, please use the Subject line: Survey Archivist Application [your last name]
Applications received via email preferred. No phone calls, please. Application period closes 12/11/2009
The Brooklyn Historical Society is dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, color, age, sex, religion, national origin, the presence of any mental, physical, or sensory disability, sexual orientation, or any other basis prohibited by federal or state law.
About Brooklyn Historical Society and The Othmer Library
BHS' Othmer Library and archives house the most comprehensive collection of Brooklyn-related materials in the world. In 1993, the U.S. Department of Education designated the Othmer Library as a “major research library” under Title II-C of the Higher Education Act. Today the collection includes more than 100,000 books and pamphlets, 60,000 photographs and prints, 2,000 feet of archival collections, and more than 2,000 maps and atlases. These materials include family histories, rare books, periodicals, serials, journals, personal papers, institutional records, and oral histories that document Brooklyn 's many different ethnic groups and neighborhoods.
We draw from these holdings to create interpretive exhibitions that prompt students, scholars and members of the general public to reconsider the fundamental facts of history in light of primary source documents and artifacts. BHS serves almost 80,000 people annually by providing opportunities for civic dialogue and community engagement for children and adults through exhibit tours, public programming, research opportunities, educational programs for New York City students, and professional development workshops and written curricula for teachers.
Originally posted on a library school listserv.
The Gould Law Library at Touro Law Center in Central Islip seeks a
part-time Library Assistant. Duties include shelving, stack maintenance,
filing, circulation, and other duties as assigned. Computer skills are
required. Hours will be: Sunday 4:00 p.m. ? midnight, plus two additional
weekday evenings. Send resume and references to James G. Durham, Head of
Public Services at Jdurham@tourolaw.edu . (No phone calls, please.)
James G. Durham , M.L.I.S., J.D.
Head of Public Services
The Gould Law Library
Touro College / Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
255 Eastview Drive
Central Islip, New York 11722
Originally posted on a library school listserv.
THE FOUNDATION CENTER, founded in 1956, is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy and is dedicated to serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public. Our organization’s mission is to strengthen the nonprofit sector by advancing knowledge about U.S. philanthropy. Our vision is a world enriched by the effective allocation of philanthropic resources, informed public discourse about philanthropy, and broad understanding of the contributions of nonprofit activity to civil society.
Our research department analyzes and interprets a wealth of data on foundations and corporations and their giving to fulfill our core mission of advancing knowledge about institutional philanthropy in the United States and globally. Stakeholders in the field and the broader public rely on our research to learn about current trends and gain insights into patterns of grantmaking activity over time.
JOB TITLE: Research Associate
REPORTS TO: Director of Research
JOB SUMMARY: Responsible for maintaining databases and generating statistical analyses for research projects examining all aspects of U.S. foundation and corporate philanthropy, from domestic and international grantmaking priorities, to operating characteristics and expenses, to diversity in staffing, board composition, and giving. Develops and implements online surveys. Assists in the production of reports and other research products.
Conducts SAS-based data analyses for Research Institute reports, ad hoc projects, and outside clients; responsibilities include—but are not necessarily limited to—scheduling, programming, and formatting statistical tables and charts.
Creates online versions of Research Institute surveys for grantmaker panel and special project reports and coordinates data downloads.
Coordinates the maintenance and annual updating of the foundation expenses database and generates statistical tables and charts for related reports.
Supports Research Institute staff in producing reports and fact sheets, assembling databases, conducting trend analyses, and preparing reports—including writing, proofreading, and coordination of production
Prepares PowerPoint slides, handouts, and other presentation materials.
Assists in responding to research requests from the media, grantmakers, researchers, and other clients.
Represents the department on selected internal task forces.
Performs other duties and special projects, as assigned.
Knowledge: MPA or MA preferred, preferably in a social science field such as sociology or economics. Training in statistics and research methods required. Familiarity with U.S. foundation/philanthropic field is highly desirable.
Experience: A minimum of 2 to 3 years of research-related work after college in positions of increasing responsibility. Sufficient, relevant work experience may substitute partially for an advanced degree. Experience conducting data analyses using SAS, analyzing quantitative data, and preparing research reports required.
Skills and abilities: Detailed knowledge of statistical, spreadsheet, word processing, and presentation software, including proficiency in chartmaking; ability to work with large data sets; strong organizational and planning skills and ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines; excellent analytical and report writing skills; ability to communicate effectively with staff in other departments and with clients and partner organizations. Candidate must work well independently as well as in a team environment and have good interpersonal skills and the collegial attitude required in a small department.
How to Apply:
PLEASE SEND RESUME AND SALARY REQUIREMENTS TO:
The Foundation Center
79 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10003
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (Please put the title of the position you are applying for in the subject line)
Do not telephone
We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
For more information on positions available at the Foundation Center please visit our website: http://foundationcenter.org/about/jobs/
The Foundation Center is an equal opportunity employer.
Originally posted on idealist.org
Collections Maintenance Coordinator
Part time 20-30 hrs. per week
Up to 10 months/year
Bern Dibner Library at Polytechnic Institute of NYU is seeking an energetic individual to assist us in the following areas:
1. Service desk operations
2. Day-to-day stacks maintenance
3. Scheduling, training and supervision of students
4. Inventory and records maintenance
5. Scanning and poster printing activities
The successful candidate for this position will be an energetic, resourceful, detail oriented, people person who is flexible and a problem solver.
Bachelors Degree required.
Please submit application to:
Director of Library Services
Bern Dibner Library of Science and Technology
Polytechnic Institute of NYU
5 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn NY 11201
Originally posted on a library school listserv.
The City College of the City of New York Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, and service-oriented librarian to create and coordinate an Information Literacy program which will supplement the library's existing bibliographic instruction program for our five libraries. The individual must be able to collaborate with faculty in integrating the program into the College's curriculum. An ability to develop and implement an electronic outcomes assessment plan is essential; provide reference services as needed; responsible for collection development in one or more subject areas. The Information Literacy Librarian will report to the Chief of User Services and will have other related duties assigned by the Chief Librarian. Evening/weekend schedule may be required.
ALA accredited MLS and second master's or Ph.D. required for hiring. A minimum of three years of relevant experience in an academic library. Demonstrated pedagogical skill and innovative teaching methods, facility with PowerPoint and Blackboard. Good planning, administrative and communication skills, an ability to work well with the public, and a flexible approach.
Appointment to the Associate Professor rank with a minimum of six years of relevant experience in an academic library may be possible for the appropriate candidate.
$42,873 - $68,024 Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply please log on to www.cuny.edu. Navigate to Careers at CUNY and then log into the applicant tracking program Careers at CUNYFirst and apply online by clicking "Apply Now" and following the instructions.
In addition, to be considered for this position, you must send via e mail a CV and three letters of recommendation to: email@example.com
Please include in the subject line of the email "Information Literacy Librarian Search."
Open until filled with review of resumes to begin 12/1/09.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
The City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity Employer which complies with all applicable laws and regulations, and encourages inclusive excellence in its employment practices.
Originally posted on a library school listerv.
Weeksville Heritage Center is a historic site of great national significance. Weeksville is one of the only African American historic sites in the Northeast on its original property and the only African American historic site in New York that teaches post enslavement history. During the 19th century, the village of Weeksville was a vibrant and independent African American community. Weeksville holds a collection of approximately 1,600 objects including three historic houses restored to three different time periods, the 1860’s, 1900’s and 1930’s. Our mission is to document, preserve and interpret the history of free African American communities in Weeksville, Brooklyn and beyond and to create and inspire innovative, contemporary uses of African American history through education, the arts, and civic engagement.
Weeksville seeks a part-time Collections Manager who will be responsible for preserving our artifact and archive collections including the historic Hunterfly Road Houses. The Collections Manager will report to the Resource Center Director.
* Complete and implement our Collections Plan and Policies
* Create a Collections Handbook
* Complete data management for PastPerfect records: condition reports, object history, object date/year, donor history, development of search terms (people, classification, subject, and keyword), and yearly inventory
* Create and implement plan for transferring objects and artifacts to new building
* Catalog archaeological and architectural collections with integration into PastPerfect
* Organize and catalog past building records from 1980 and 2005 restoration
* Manage maintenance and care of historic Hunterfly Road Houses including formal maintenance plan, schedule and housekeeping manual
* Develop Disaster Preparedness Plan
* Develop and administer restoration related budgets and activities
* Mange all restoration projects
* Work with Development Manager to research and pursue restoration and collections related grants
The ideal Collections Manager candidate will:
* Have 3 to 5 years of professional experience in historic house restoration
* Hold an advanced degree in a relevant discipline (Master’s or above)
* Have experience working with PastPerfect software
* Be an excellent project manager and communicator, capable of thinking and working strategically and handling administrative tasks thoroughly;
* Have a dedicated work ethic, including being a self-starter with the ability to work independently but also be able to be a hands-on team member;
* Be well-organized, detail-oriented, and able to handle multiple projects simultaneously, often under time constraints; and
* Have excellent database, computer, and time management skills.
The candidate should be flexible, committed, personable and comfortable multi-tasking while working in a small, fast-paced office.
Equal Opportunity Employer. No phone calls please. You will only be contacted if we request an interview.
How to Apply:
E-mail or mail resume with cover letter to:
Weeksville Heritage Center
PO Box 130-120, St. John’s Station
Brooklyn, NY 11213
Originally posted on idealist.org
Temporary Serial Controls Assistant
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP
Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP is a leading U.S. and international law firm that is widely recognized for its expertise in finance and mergers and acquisitions and for its tax, regulatory and litigation practice. The firm represents corporations, banks and other financial institutions engaged in domestic and international business. The firm also represents sovereign governments and international organizations, as well as individuals, trusts and nonprofit institutions. With more than 50 years of experience in the practice of law in the United States, Cleary Gottlieb has also established a compelling presence in the global marketplace. The firm now has twelve offices located in New York, Washington, Paris, Brussels, London, Rome, Hong Kong, Beijing, Milan, Moscow, Frankfurt and Cologne. Drawing on the skill and knowledge of over 950 lawyers, the firm has developed a fully integrated international practice that is able to handle the most complex and important assignments for its clients anywhere in the world.
All job applicants are considered for employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or status as a qualified individual with a disability or Vietnam era or other protected veteran.
Temporary 3-month assignment to work a minimum of 25 hours per week (8AM – 1PM) with flexibility to work additional hours if needed.
- Route all mail (newsletters, newspapers, magazines, etc.) to legal and
paralegal staff via automated LAWMAG system
- Review “Issue History” files in LAWMAG on regular and continuous basis
to determine if issues have not arrived and claim missing issues
- Maintain Worksite document of electronic newsletters and distribution lists for disaster recovery purposes
- Search OCLC records
- Learn basics of Technical Services Assistant’s job and fill-in when he is away
Job & Educational Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree required. MLS degree preferred.
- At least 2 years of previous library experience required.
- Strong organizational skills required.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Contact information & Application Instructions (with email or weblinks):
To be considered, please send cover letter, resume and salary expectation to: firstname.lastname@example.org. While we would like to respond to all resumes, we only contact those applicants we are interested in meeting.
Originally posted on a library school listserv.
Queens College of the City University of New York invites applications for the position of lecturer in the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies (GSLIS).
The GSLIS seeks an individual whose primary teaching responsibilities will be information technology and digitally based information services. The successful candadate will be expected to teach courses in three of the following areas:
(1) content management (e.g. DRUPAL, WIKI, WORDPRESS);
(2) technologies and e-learning related applications (e.g. mobile technologies, cloud computing, blogging, collaboration and social networking software, folksonomies, Adobe Captivate, Rss Feeds);
(3) database construction;
(4) Web and graphic design tools (Dreamweaver, Photoshop Illustrator, Flash with Actionscript 3.0); and
(5) development of digital collections (e.g. Silverfast Scanning software, Photoshop, Omeka, CONTENTdm, Greenstone Dublin core and other applicable standards and best practices).
This is exclusively a teaching position with the successful candidate expected to teach 27 hours (9 courses) each academic year.
An MLS/MA/MS in library/information science, information technology, or related discipline at the time of application is required. Candidates with teaching and/or practical experience in the application of information technologies in library/information center settings are preferred. The ability to communicate well orally and in writing with a highly diverse graduate student body is required.
The position begins on February 1, 2010 and the salary range is $40,435 to $66,431. Please send a cover letter. C.V., a brief statement of teaching interests and philosophy, and arrange to have three current confidential letters of reference (include their names on your C.V.) to
Dr. Virgil L.P.
Blake, Graduate School of Library and Information Studies,
Queens College, CUNY,
Rosenthal Library Room 254,
Flushing, NY 11367-1597.
Applications (including the three letters of reference) must be received by January 5,
Originally posted on a library school listserv.
Monday, November 23, 2009
POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT - REFERENCE ASSISTANT
New York Law School, a dynamic urban law center located in the heart of Tribeca, seeks a Reference Assistant to participate in all aspects of providing reference services to our students, faculty, alumni and the law school community. Primary duties include coordinating interlibrary loan operations; processing and filing faculty requests for library materials; insuring timely delivery of requested materials and compiling the departmental statistics required by both State and National organizations. Some evening and weekend hours may be required.
QUALIFICATIONS: College degree required. MLS or JD is desirable.
Working knowledge of OCLC and legal databases required. Law library or related academic library experience preferred. Supervisory skills desirable. A strong service orientation and evidence of ability to work well with faculty, students and staff in a variety of settings are essential.
AVAILABLE: December 9, 2009
Please send resume and letter of application to:
Professor Camille Broussard
New York Law School
185 W. Broadway
New York, NY 10013
We have an open position at our firm for somebody to join our Electronic
Content Services (ECS) team. Currently we are supporting several major
initiatives with the military using electronic content, and expect to ramp
up even further after the 1st of the year ‹ as such we need a jr content
person to join our team. Any interested SLA folks can fwd their resume to
Please note this an on-site position (no telecommuting), nor is this a
contract position (it is currently hourly and pt may be acceptable for the
right candidate). Also you because of the nature of the work you will be
required to sign NDAs and may have to submit to a background check.
The specifics for the job are below.
We are looking for somebody to join our content conversion team. You will be
converting pdfs, xml and html files to EPUB for use on an eBook Reader. The
content will include NYT Best Seller¹s to US Army Field Manuals (and
everything in between). You must be able to create css stylesheets, XHTML,
XML, understand meta data tags, and be able to include multiple files to
create an optimized and correct (the same content as in the paper book is in
your electronic rendering) EPUB. If you¹re interested in being part of
building a new service, working with a diverse group of customers, and have
a strong background and experience with XHTML, XML, Jscript, and CSS; we¹re
interested in hearing from you. There is the option of going from Temp to
Haven¹t done an EPUB yet? That¹s ok, if we call you for an interview please
familiarize yourself with what an EPUB is and be prepared to talk about your
XML and conversion skills. We can train you and help you learn, but you must
demonstrate an ability and desire to learn and to do so quickly.
€ Ability to create layout and print solutions using Adobe Creative Suite
(specifically Dreamweaver and InDesign)
€ Comprehensive knowledge of elements of design
€ Basic understanding of coding (especially Jscript)
€ Ability to take a print book and quality-control it against your
electronic version (this means comparing a page in a book to its
corresponding eBook page)
€ This is NOT a telecommuting position. Must be able to work between the
hours of 9-5 in our offices in Dobbs Ferry.
Books and Research
(p) 914 478 3613 ext 101
(f) 914 693 3791
toll free 1877 268 1074
Direct posting to SLA NY
Search Extended.... Two positions at NYIT Art and Architecture Library
NYIT has the following two full time positions available:
New York Institute of Technology seeks a full time Librarian for its Art & Architecture Library. Reporting to the Director of Branch Services, the Librarian works as a member of a collaborative staff providing information and collection content services in support of the university’s architecture, design and arts programs; provides reference, research and instructional services, both traditional and electronic; participates in faculty outreach; designs, delivers and assesses special and ongoing projects related to the collection and web-based projects; assists with circulation desk coverage, serials management and other library operations; identifies and promotes new digital resources and provides instructional services to students and faculty.
Candidates must possess an ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library Science. In addition, a degree in art history along with university academic library experience is preferred, but will consider candidates with applied background. The successful candidate is required to have competencies in a full range of print and electronic services in the arts and related areas along with excellent organizational/time management skills, and demonstrated commitment to providing excellent public services in a university academic environment.
For immediate consideration, please submit cover letter and resume to email@example.com
We will contact only those persons selected for further consideration. EOE
Library Support Staff
New York Institute of Technology has a full time Library Support staff position available in its Art and Architecture Library. The Library Assistant provides office and operational support for library procedures and practices, including supervision of the circulation desk and all related desk functions; in-branch processing and display of new books, media, and periodicals; serials control including claims management and bindery procedures; oversight of student workers, including hiring, scheduling and documentation, wiki maintenance; reserve system operations for each semester; assists students with light reference; liaison with faculty; orders office supplies; tracks monthly branch statistics; shelves books, checks shelves for overdue materials and sends out monthly notices; creates new title displays; searches for missing and reorders missing books; updates student records; weeds shelves as needed; modifies catalog records as required; prepares inter-library loans; opens l
ibrary; and special projects as assigned.
B.A. and previous library experience preferred, along with excellent organizational, computer skills, interpersonal and communication skills. Attention to detail and ability to multi-task and engage in self-initiated projects essential. Ability to work on library systems and Excel spreadsheets. Commitment to provide excellent public services in a university academic environment desired.
For immediate consideration, please submit cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will contact only those persons selected for further consideration. EOE
Direct posting to the SLANY Joblog.
Education Librarian [Substitute]
Instructor or Assistant Professor
Leonard Lief Library
Lehman College of the City University of New York
Reporting to the Chief Librarian, the Education Librarian serves as liaison to Lehman's flagship Division of Education, providing reference and instructional services. The incumbent evaluates and selects print, electronic and multimedia resources supporting the Education Division curriculum, faculty research and student achievement.
The candidate forges working partnerships with discipline faculty, promotes a sophisticated understanding of pedagogical practices and methods, and develops tutorials and pathfinders to teach information literacy to undergraduate and graduate students. Further, the Education Librarian supervises the Education Library and its staff.
Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Second Master's preferred or recommended in Education, Psychology, or related field. At least two year's experience in an academic library is strongly recommended.
Appointment slated to begin February 1, 2010.
Please submit letter, resume, and names and contact information of three professional references by December 1, 2009 to:
Kenneth Schlesinger, Chief Librarian
Leonard Lief Library
250 Bedford Park Boulevard West
Bronx, New York 10468-1589
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Marketer, a privately-held company in New York City, is seeking a Researcher with a background and an active interest in market research, online marketing, and digital media.
The chosen candidate will aid in the collection, filtering and organization of data and information from print and electronic sources for the purpose of disseminating relevant news within the organization, producing editorial content and addressing information requests.
He/She will also research and write original content covering the marketing and media landscape in markets worldwide. This role also requires close collaboration with our team of content producers (researchers, analysts, editors) to further develop eMarketer’s content strategy and focus.
Our ideal researcher will be motivated and detail-oriented, and should have substantial interest in the Internet and online marketing. This position requires strong writing and self-editing skills, as well as a general facility with writing about numbers. A Bachelors Degree is required, market analysis experience preferred.
eMarketer provides the "Digital Intelligence" that businesspeople, marketers and advertisers need to make more accurate, informed and timely digital marketing and media decisions. eMarketer aggregates and analyzes information from more than 3,000 sources worldwide and offers companies an information portal to analyst reports, charts, articles, interviews, videos, and the most comprehensive database of online marketing statistics in the world. The company also makes a selected number of articles available on an ad-supported Website and daily newsletter.
Local candidates only, no relocation (Greater New York City Area).
Please forward cover letter and resume to Yael Marmon at email@example.com
No Phone Calls
Friday, November 6, 2009
College of Staten Island/CUNY
Reference Librarian - Part-time The College of Staten Island, a senior college of the City University of New York, seeks a daytime (afternoons and/or evenings) adjunct reference
librarian for 15-20 hours per week during the Spring 2010 semester, and for anticipated additional hours in Summer 2010. The librarian must have a strong public service orientation and an ability to respond to the reference needs of both students and faculty. Responsibilities: Provide comprehensive reference, research, and referral service in a team based, client centered environment. Teach and assist users in identifying, locating, and interpreting sources of information, irrespective of format. Assist with Library projects, assignments, and initiatives as designated.
Required Qualifications: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program. Demonstrated experience in a library reference setting. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Salary depending on qualifications, begins at $38.91 per hour.
Starting date: January 28, 2010 Please send a cover letter, resume and three names of references to:Prof. Wilma L. Jones, Chief Librarian
College of Staten Island/CUNY
2800 Victory Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10314 E-mail: Library@mail.csi.cuny.eduFax: 718-982-4002 For more information about the College of Staten Island Library: Http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/
Originally posted on a library school listserv
Job opening: Archives Project Manager, American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee
**About the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, Inc.:**
By partnering with local municipalities and organizations around the
world, JDC provides critical and innovative services such as relief and
welfare, Jewish education, community and leadership development, and
non-sectarian aid for the world's most vulnerable populations in over 70
*POSITION TITLE: *Archives Project Manager**
*REPORTS TO: *Assistant Executive Vice-President,
Director of Archives**
*STATUS: *Full-time Regular Professional**
*_I. ESSENTIAL FUNCTION_*
Manages all activities related to the digitization of material and data
from the JDC Archives in New York and Israel.
*_II. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES_*
* Prepare and disseminate written reports to project donors and
departmental staff, including plans, timelines and progress reports.
* Manage $1,000,000+ budget – strategically plan project development
and allocation of monies.
* Research and select subcontractors to deliver aspects of project
related to document digitization, including scanning/imaging,
indexing, and software construction.
* Negotiate and manage legal and fiscal contracts with
subcontractors and external companies in conjunction with Asst.
EVP/Director of Archives
* Manage subcontractor activities with regular communication and
monitor quality/quantity of output. Function as the first-line
trouble-shooter on issues with vendors.
* Manage all vendor payments and incoming project donations in
coordination with Accounting Department.
* Coordinate with Director of Archives the workflow of departmental
staff regarding database usage, scanning, and electronic cataloguing.
* Encode archive catalogues in machine readable format, in basic
XML, EAD XML, or any format compatible with archive software system.
* Prepare documents and microfilm for shipping. Monitor outgoing and
incoming deliveries by tracking inventory.
*_II. SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES_*
* Coordinate and plan activities related to digitization or
computerization of the archives, including but not limited to
long-term electronic storage of data and initiatives to track
researcher information in an electronic format.
* Coordinate with Director of Archives the planning for public
outreach and educational projects using archival materials.
* Keep current on the development of best practices in text
digitization by monitoring literature in the archives and
information management fields.
* Research current trends in use of archival repositories and the
needs of academic and genealogical researchers.
* Attend conferences and archival training courses to keep abreast
of industry standards, techniques and practices.
* Cultivate relationships with current and potential donors to the
* Cultivate and manage relationships with for-profit companies who
partner with JDC on archival digitization.
* Supervise library interns and automation of the library.
* Supervise records management intern together with Asst.
EVP/Director of Archives.
*_III. JOB SKILLS AND EDUCATION_*
* Ability to work closely with senior level professionals, donors
and lay leaders.
* Capable of acting in a diplomatic and tactful manner.
* Customer service and management skills essential.
* Ability to develop and monitor workflows and project schedules.
Ability to set reasonable deadlines and deliver on time.
* High comfort level and experience working with technology,
including database systems, document processing and imaging, and
* Strong report writing skills required. Platform skills desired.
* B.A. required, Masters in Library and Information Science or
Archival Studies preferred.
* 3-5 years previous work experience.
*NOTES:* Local Residents Preferred (No Relo).
Additional Salary Information: Medical, Dental, Life, Vision Plans, 20
vacation and 20 sick days per year, pension plan, Transitcheks program,
excellent corporate culture.
Responses with salary requirements should be sent to
Originally posted on a library school listserv
THE NEW YORK POST - Part time flexible Researcher/Information Specialist
or Library School student
The New York Post is seeking a Part Time Information Specialist and/or
Library school student. This professional will provide timely responses
to reporters queries on a wide range of news topics. Candidates must be
willing to work a flexible schedule - including late evenings and
Qualified candidates must be able to work independently and handle
multiple and varied research assignments quickly and accurately.
Requirements include Bachelor's degree and demonstrable knowledge of
Lexis/Nexis, Factiva, and Internet use, excellent communication skills,
attention to detail, and a willingness to work in a fast-paced
NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. E-mail your cover letter and resume to
The New York Post is an equal opportunity employer.
Originally posted on a library school listserv.