IFLA Congress Fellowship-Columbus, Ohio

100 Fellowship Grants Available to Attend IFLA 2016 in Columbus, OH, August 13-19, 2016

 

Deadline December 31st. Apply Now

 

The IFLA 2016 National Committee for next year’s World Library and Information Congress (WLIC) in Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 13-19, 2016 is offering 100 $1,000 scholarships to help librarians, library staff and library students from North American participate in the Congress.

The IFLA 2016 National Committee, through generous donations from the North American library community, will offer up to one hundred 1.000 USD fellowships to librarians, library staff, and library students in the USA and Canada to attend the IFLA Congress in Columbus, Ohio, USA.

As each individual’s ability to cover certain costs through other means will be different the use of fellowship funds will be flexible to cover registration, travel, lodging, or daily expenses. Fellowship staff will work with individual fellows on the disbursement of funds.

Application Procedures

Your application should include:

  • Curriculum Vitae or Resume (including educational background), submitted as a PDF attachment
  • A statement (250 words maximum) on how you will benefit from your participation in the IFLA Congress

The application deadline is 31 December 2015. All applications will be acknowledged via email upon receipt.

Selection of the fellows will be made in January 2016 with notification in early February 2016.

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Contract Taxonomist-Sunnyvale, CA

Contact lightholder@walmart.com if interested in the below position.

Taxonomist

Data Analyst Position | Sunnyvale, CA, United States

Are you the sort of person who compulsively corrects others’ grammar? Does a disorganized sock drawer keep you from sleep? Walmart wants you! Spend your days deep in discussion with research scientists! Watch your friends’ faces contort in bewilderment at your business card: “Taxonomist.” Walmart needs a hyper-intelligent, detail-oriented person with structured data experience to work with a team of top-notch research scientists, engineers and product managers in creating THE next-generation product taxonomy for the world’s largest retailer. Join us, and take advantage of a rare opportunity to change the way people interact with, and advertise on, the web.

Walmart is reinventing product data, focusing on user intent and desire instead of systematic keywords. We are setting out to build a wildly beautiful product that humanizes and refines the shopping experience. We are gunning to change an industry – blending bleeding edge technology built by some of the smartest PhDs on the planet, artistic depth and visual aesthetics created by visionary designers, and insights gleaned from years of search marketing – to build the most elegant, profitable and scalable solution around. Be part of a Fortune 1 company, touch the lives of millions of people around the world, and build the ‘Mint’ for product data.


Roles/Responsibilities

  • Assist with taxonomy and categorization build-out efforts, including development, deployment, and maintenance

·       Interact with internal stakeholders, including product managers and research specialists, to ensure that the taxonomies being built meet end-user needs

  • Become a power user of our internally-developed tools to accelerate the development of our structured data efforts
  • Serve as a proactive feedback loop to the research and product teams, improving internal taxonomical structures as well as the processes used to build and maintain our taxonomies

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, structured thinker
  • An abiding love for classification and interest in taxonomy, metadata and controlled vocabularies
  • BS degree in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) or equivalent experience with language-oriented, technical/scientific discipline
  • Experience creating, implementing, and maintaining taxonomies, thesauri, or similar structured data a huge plus
  • Ability to work well with team members across multiple functions (engineering, research, product).
  • Proficient in MS Excel, coupled with strong technical aptitude.  Familiarity with relational databases, XML/XSLT and structured query languages a plus
  • Strong teamwork, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Experience with retail product data management
  • Have a bias toward action and an eagerness to be part of a fun, hard-working team

Bloomberg UX Internship Summer 2016

More about the team: http://www.bloomberg.com/ux/
Job Details: https://careers.bloomberg.com/hire/jobs/job48170.html

The Role:
Bloomberg is committed to creating exceptional human experiences with technology by transforming complex data, workflow processes, and end user requirements into functional and unique software products.

Bloomberg’s User Experience Team is offering internships to qualified students who will work with our team of designers, researchers, and prototypers toward building new experiences for our core product. Our team is seeking candidates with demonstrated interaction design and design communication, user research, and usability evaluation skills to work for a 3 month period during the summer. Not only will interns get the opportunity to work in a talented and growing team with mentorship opportunities, but they will also get the chance to understand how UX is applied to a specialized domain – financial services – with unique user needs.

Applicants must provide a resume AND portfolio reflecting their UX experience (prior jobs, research projects, or classes).

A background in applying common user-centered design practices to solve design challenges is desired. The ideal candidate would be a fast learner, able to understand constraints quickly and be able to both produce and communicate creative design solutions.

Qualifications:
Pursuing a Masters or PhD in Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Design, Human Factors, Computer Science, or a related field
Excellent design communication skills and a willingness to understand and incorporate design feedback
Experience with transactional systems is preferred
Experience with contextual inquiry, user studies, and creating design work products such as wireframes; some proficiency in design tools such as Omnigraffle, Visio, InDesign, etc.
Experience with areas such as CSCW, social software, information visualization, sensemaking, or interruption/attention management is a plus.

The Company:
Bloomberg, the global business and financial information and news leader, gives influential decision makers a critical edge by connecting them to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas. The company’s strength – delivering data, news and analytics through innovative technology, quickly and accurately – is at the core of the Bloomberg Professional service, which provides real time financial information to more than 300,000 subscribers globally. Bloomberg’s enterprise solutions build on the company’s core strength, leveraging technology to allow customers to access, integrate, distribute and manage data and information across organizations more efficiently and effectively. Through Bloomberg Law, Bloomberg Government and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the company provides data, news and analytics to decision makers in industries beyond finance. And Bloomberg News, delivered through television, radio, mobile, the Internet and two magazines, Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Markets, covers the world with more than 2,300 news and multimedia professionals at 146 bureaus in 72 countries. Headquartered in New York, Bloomberg employs more than 13,000 people in 185 locations around the world.

Associate Librarian (Teaching and Learning Support):China – Hong Kong

City University of Hong Kong is a dynamic, fast-growing university that is pursuing excellence in research and professional education. As a publicly-funded institution, the University is committed to nurturing and developing students’ talents and creating applicable knowledge to support social and economic advancement.

Applications are invited for:

Associate Librarian (Teaching and Learning Support)

Library [Ref. B/058/09]

Aspiring to be a valued learning partner in the 21st century, the Library of City University of Hong Kong is in the midst of an ambitious re-structuring.

Duties : Implement strategic plans to create innovative service models for users and to enhance the user experience; collaborate with stakeholders in and outside the University to fully integrate the Library into the University’s strategic planning efforts and to support the University Librarian in managing the Library operations.

Requirements : A good honours degree plus a recognized post-graduate professional qualification in Librarianship or Information Science (MLS or equivalent), with experience in managing public services in a large, complex organization including operations, facilities and human resources management.  Candidates should demonstrate significant achievements and leadership in activities such as planning, initiation and management of long-term projects, consortium collaboration, staff development and assessment, and library research.  Excellent analytical, communication (written and spoken) and interpersonal skills; and ability to work effectively with colleagues, students, faculty and staff in a rapidly changing, complex, diverse and multicultural environment are required.  Candidates should also have a proven record of professional participation and knowledge of current issues in university library management.  The appointee is expected to represent the Library at all levels. 

Salary and Conditions of Service

Remuneration package will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.  Initial appointment will be made on a fixed-term contract; fringe benefits include gratuity, leave, medical and dental schemes, and housing benefits.

Information and Application

Further information on the post and the University is available at http://www.cityu.edu.hk, or from the Human Resources Office, City University of Hong Kong, Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Hong Kong [Email : hrojob@cityu.edu.hk/Fax : (852)2788 1154 or (852)3442 0311]. 

To apply, please submit an online application at http://jobs.cityu.edu.hk.  The closing date is 18 January 2016.  Applications will receive full consideration and only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.  The University’s privacy policy is available on the homepage.

Assistant Director, Collection Development, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Subject: Job Posting: Assistant Director, Collection Development, Nova Southeastern University, Ft. Lauderdale, FL (USA)

Nova Southeastern University, Alvin Sherman Library, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, has an employment opportunity for Assistant Director of Collection Development within the Technical Services Department.

For posting information or to apply please see:
www.nsujobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=79380

Southeast Florida offers outstanding libraries, world-class arts and museums, stunning beaches, cruising from two major international ports, fine dining, year-round outdoor sports and recreation. Located in temperate Fort Lauderdale, Nova Southeastern University (one of the nation’s largest private universities serving 24,000 students) has its 325,000 square foot Alvin Sherman Library, Research, and Information Technology Center.

This state-of-the-art library includes 23 study rooms, a collaborative study room accommodating 75 students, service areas for children and young adults, seats to accommodate 1,000 users, WiFi throughout the building, and shelving capacity for 1.4 million volumes.

 

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

1. Thorough knowledge and understanding of library principles, practices and techniques.

2. Thorough knowledge of current technologies.

3. Demonstrated ability to express ideas effectively, both orally and in writing.

4. Advanced organization and problem solving skills.

5. Ability to work both independently and without direct supervision as well as in a team environment.

6. Thorough knowledge of general community needs and interests in relation to library services in the areas of specialization.

7. Thorough knowledge of resources and delivery of services.

8. Demonstrated leadership ability shown by successful management of small teams, committees, projects and bringing them to successful conclusion.

9. Continued professional and educational development through ongoing continuing education that will assist in maintaining status as an expert in a specialization of work related field.

10. Demonstrated professional growth, including participation and contributions to the profession to include actively participating in a leadership role in professional organizations at a local, regional or national level; presentations given at regional and national conferences and programs; published articles and research in peer reviewed or scholarly publications.

 

Required Experience:

1. Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited school.

2. Minimum of five (5) years’ experience as professional librarian, including two years of experience in collection development.

3. Two (2) years of supervisory experience.

4. Experience working collegially with faculty to develop collections.

5. Experience working with contracts with vendors of electronic resources.

6. Experience involving budgets and reporting statistical data.

The award-winning Nova Southeastern University campus is the home for a modern law and health professions libraries. The NSU Libraries are well known for their excellent service orientation. The joint-use library offers many uncommon opportunities to make a difference in the design and delivery of services for both academic and public users. NSU is well known as an excellent employer. Find out more about NSU at http://www.nova.edu.

Part-time, temporary project archivist position in Indiana

Part-Time, Temporary Project Archivist
Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, Indiana

Applications taken immediately, Open until filled

Valparaiso University is looking for part-time, temporary archivist in the Archives and Special Collections department of the Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources (CCLIR).  Number of hours is negotiable, with fifteen hours per week minimum, and term of service can be for up to two years.

Duties

Working under the supervision of the Head of Archives and Special Collections, the Project Archivist will lead in all digitization and technology initiatives within the department, including supervision of student employees working on those projects and working with the Digital and Digitization Projects committee on prioritization of projects.  Arrangement, description and preservation experience in MARC and DACS required. The position is part of a departmental team that responds to reference inquires and publication requests; works with patrons in the reading room; and assists in object loan requests. The position also facilitates the use of the archives facility for research, classes, tours and other events.  Assisting the university with requests on the institutional history and knowledge contained in Archives and Special Collections are also part of the regular duties.

Qualifications

Applicants are required to have a B.A. degree from an accredited institution
with 2 to 3 years of experience working with archival collections including
arrangement, description and preservation. Archival certification is preferred but not required. Experience in the use of ArchivesSpace, ContentDM, and other online archival software packages is strongly preferred.   Excellent computer skills, including experience with current electronic technology and database management concepts and websites, as well as digitization equipment.  Knowledge of research procedures using primary resources. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and the ability to work independently with minimum supervision. Ability to move 50 lbs., climb ladders, and reach overhead.

Preferred candidates will have formal archival education (M.L.S.) or
equivalent with a demonstrated knowledge of current standards of archival,
cataloging, and preservation practice.

Applications should be submitted directly to Dr. Brad Eden, Dean of Library Services, at brad.eden@valpo.edu. Applications should include a cover letter and resume.