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.

Digital Projects Librarian, University of Tennessee

THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE LIBRARIES

FACULTY VACANCY

Digital Projects Librarian

Appointment Rank:                 Assistant Professor

Immediate Supervisor:           Associate Dean for Research & Scholarly Communication

Salary:                                                 minimum $50,000

Available:                                June 1, 2016, or earlier if search is completed

The Digital Projects Librarian supports the UT Libraries mission by helping to digitally deliver valuable and unique scholarly and cultural heritage materials to the broadest audience.

The position provides leadership in the capture, delivery, and preservation of high quality, accessible, and user-friendly digital collections. The Librarian establishes and assures adherence to standards and best practices for digitization of text, image, and audiovisual materials. This position is responsible for establishing, maintaining, and assessing digital production workflows within the Digital Production unit. The Digital Projects Librarian supervises staff in Digital Production and works collaboratively with colleagues in the Digital Library Program.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

·      Directs the daily operations of the Digital Production unit

·      Oversees projects and staff in the areas of imaging, post-processing, quality control, optical character recognition, text markup, structural and technical metadata, audiovisual conversation/reformatting, and file management

·      Coordinates and schedules time-sensitive digital projects, as well as ad hoc requests and ongoing digitization initiatives

·      Establishes digitization benchmarks and ensures high quality output

·      Selects and maintains specialized equipment, software, and resources for digitization, reformatting, and conversion

·      In conjunction with Digital Initiatives, ingests digital collections into the digital asset management system for preservation and delivery

·      Supervises and trains staff and student library assistants in the unit

·      Works collaboratively with colleagues in Digital Initiatives, Special Collections, and Cataloging in support of the Digital Library Program

·      Keeps current with the latest developments in imaging, multimedia conversion, indexing, and text markup and serves as a resource to others

·      Serves the library profession through involvement in professional organizations and through cooperative efforts with other information professionals

·      Engages in scholarly activity through publications and presentations

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

·      Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program

·      Excellent organizational and communication skills and demonstrated ability to handle and document complex analytical and detailed work

·      Experience working with scanning equipment such as flatbed, sheet fed, and large format overhead scanners

·      Experience manipulating and processing digital images

·      Knowledge and understanding of the standards needed to manage digitization activities including capture, post-processing, OCR, quality control, and preservation

·      Ability to work independently as well as collegially in a diverse and collaborative team environment

·      Evidence of ability to engage in research, publication, and service consonant with University and Libraries guidelines for tenure and promotion

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

·      Successful supervisory experience

·      Experience working with multimedia and/or digital photography

·      Familiarity with library digital repository or asset management systems

·      Experience drafting, maintaining, and applying documentation and policies for digital projects

·      Ability to work in multiple operating systems, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS, and Linux

·      Familiarity with XML, particularly TEI

·      Experience with one or more scripting languages, for example, PERL, PHP, or Ruby

·      Familiarity with version control system such as GIT

·      Experience delivering training or instruction

ENVIRONMENT

The University of Tennessee Libraries serves the flagship campus of the state university system. The UT Libraries supports the teaching, research, and service mission of the university and enhances the academic experience of each student at the Knoxville campus — through outstanding print and electronic collections, reference and instructional services, and top-notch facilities and technological resources.

The UT Libraries serves as an intellectual, cultural, and social center for the university and community.  We are a national leader in the creation of regionally significant digital collections; in support of open access though our digital repository Trace; and through a rich history of designing innovative spaces and building key partnerships that enhance the teaching/learning enterprise.   The University of Tennessee Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, Lyrasis, and the Center for Research Libraries. The UT Libraries collaborates actively at the state level with the other UT System Libraries as well as the libraries in the Tennessee Board of Regents system.

The University of Tennessee is committed to creating a welcoming environment.  More information about how we continually strive to put our principles of civility and community into action here in Knoxville is available athttp://www.utk.edu/diversity/.

Additional information about this position and the UT community is available athttp://www.lib.utk.edu/employment/digital-projects-librarian.

BENEFITS

Excellent benefits include 24 annual leave days; choice of state retirement plan or ORP (VOYA/ING, TIAA/CREF, VALIC) with nonrefundable contributions paid for the employee by the University; optional group health and life insurance plans.  Tuition remission is available for all university employees and partial undergraduate tuition remission is available to dependent children and spouses of UT employees.  Faculty rank and status; twelve-month, tenure-track appointment.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

A background check and official transcripts are required prior to hiring.  Send cover letter addressing the above qualifications, a current resume or CV, and the names, addresses, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three recent references to: Elizabeth Greene, Manager, Library Dean’s Office and Human Resources, 1015 Volunteer Blvd., Knoxville, TN 37996-1000.  Application materials may be sent via email attachment toejgreene@utk.edu.   Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.  Review of applications will begin January 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

Instructional Services Coordinator, FIU, Miami FL

Instructional Services Coordinator

        The FIU Libraries seek a creative, innovative, and learner-centered Instructional Services Coordinator to provide leadership for a well-established, student-centered Instruction and Information Literacy program. The Coordinator works collaboratively with the RefTech Team, the research and instructional technology support unit, within the Information & Research Services (I&RS) department and subject liaisons in the department to help deliver scalable and sustainable online instruction, to improve teaching effectiveness, and ultimately, to enhance the Libraries’ Instruction and Information Literacy program.

The Coordinator supports student learning across disciplines by working with faculty/staff and librarians to facilitate the use of curriculum-specific information resources, promotes the use of curriculum-based information resources, assesses student-learning outcomes, and evaluates the effectiveness of the information-literacy program.  Working to advance the University’s student success initiatives, the Coordinator will serve as a liaison to the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, and other campus partners.

Reporting to the Interim Head of Information & Research Services, the Instructional Services Coordinator also takes an active role in the Libraries’ reference services, collection development activities, and participates fully in scholarship and service as a library faculty member, while working collaboratively with other library faculty to meet the mission and goals of the University Libraries.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Coordinator of Library Education Programs

·      Coordinates and oversees a library instruction program based on the Libraries’ mission and goals.

·      Collaborates with library and teaching faculty and other partners to apply learning theories in the development, design, implementation, and maintenance of general and course-specific library-instructional materials, including the creation of effective lesson plans, assignments and assessment strategies.

·      Identifies, implements, and promotes innovative online tools and instructional services.

·      Collaborates with the RefTech team to encourage and facilitate the integration and use of digital-learning objects into course-management systems and other online environments.

·      Conducts formal assessment of the Instruction and Information Literacy program, including assessing the effectiveness and usability of online-learning objects and other library instructional materials in enhancing student-learning outcomes.

·      Develops workshops designed to further advance the instructional methodology being employed by the teaching librarians, improve instructional effectiveness, and promote integration of information literacy into departmental curricula on topics such as pedagogy, assignment design, student-centered instruction, learning theory, learning styles, student learning assessment, and technical training.

Reference Services, Instruction and Collection Development

·      Participates in public service delivery to faculty and students and provides basic reference services (email, phone, chat, etc.). Some evening and weekend hours may be required.

·      Participates in library instruction sessions.

·      Takes part in collection development and performs campus departmental liaison duties.

Scholarship, Service, & Professional Development

·      Participates in scholarship, faculty governance, and service as a library faculty member

·      Works cooperatively on departmental or library-wide initiatives as appropriate to position function

·      Other responsibilities include: maintaining current awareness of emerging instructional design skills/techniques and their applications to library instruction; actively participating in local, national, and international meetings and organizations.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

·      ALA-accredited MLIS and a degree/certificate or coursework in instructional design

·      Minimum of four years post-MLIS experience in a library or educational institution

·      Demonstrated competency and effectiveness in instruction, in a face-to-face and virtual classroom setting

·      A minimum of one year of academic library assessment experience; documented experience in developing assessment tools and administering assessment in both physical and virtual environments

·      Demonstrated ability to effectively use emerging library and teaching/learning technologies, including learning management systems; Experience with technologies and tools that deliver e-learning content such as course/learning management systems, content capture tools, and presentation tools

·      Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation, and organization skills, including the ability to effectively impart knowledge and skills

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

·      Ability to work flexibly, creatively, and collaboratively in a changing and fast-paced environment with a culturally diverse population; Strong organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail

·      Strong leadership skills and ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in teams within library and university web/online communities

·      Demonstrated project management and problem solving skills and an established ability to handle multiple projects and responsibilities concurrently

Qualified candidates are encouraged to Job Opening ID 509252 at facultycareers.fiu.edu and must attach a cover letter and resume as a single pdf file. attach a cover letter and resume as a single pdf file. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least three professional references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee.  All inquiries should be directed to Sarah J. Hammill, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at hammills@fiu.edu.

Collection Applications Developer-Oxford, MS