Weekly Roundup – October 31, 2012

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Internship – Corcoran Gallery of Art – Washington, DC

Internship Project Description (2012-2013)
SUPERVISOR:  Jacqueline Protka, Reference & Instruction Librarian (Assistant Library Director)
DEPARTMENT:   Library.  The Corcoran Library supports the teaching and research mission of The Corcoran Gallery of Art / College of Art + Design.
QUALIFICATIONS:  Open to students pursuing a Master’s in Library and Information Science.
DESCRIPTION:  The Corcoran Library is offering an unpaid internship for a library student interested in learning about the daily operations of a small art library. The internship will provide the intern an opportunity to participate in serving a diverse academic and museum community. The intern will work with the library staff to select a focus that will meet the intern’s interests or desired area of skill development. In addition to the project focus, the intern will also be asked to provide administrative assistance for the staff’s responsibilities in ALA and the DC Library Association. 
·         DC Library Association – The intern will actively participate in the larger library community by providing administrative assistance for the staff’s responsibilities in ALA, the DC Library Association, and Reforma, or planning a program for the DC Library Association that will promote the Corcoran Library.
·         Digital collections – The intern will work closely with the library staff to develop digital collections housed in the Corcoran Archival Network for the Visual Arts (CANVAS) hosted in CONTENTdm. Tasks might include deaccessioning the analog slide collection, cataloging digital items, developing workflows for collection ingest, researching best practices for digital collections, and grant writing.
·         Web design – The intern will improve and develop online tools for the Library. Tasks might include developing the desktop and mobile interfaces for our new ILS system, improving the design and interface of our Libguides and social media, and researching best practices for library website design. CSS skills are preferred.
·         Reference & Instruction – The intern will be coached by library staff to provide reference and instruction services to a diverse art library patronage. Tasks might include developing research guides using Libguides, staffing shifts on the library’s single-service information desk, providing reference services at our satellite Georgetown campus, and developing and delivering workshops on various research tools and techniques to students and faculty. An undergraduate or graduate degree in studio art or art history is preferred.
·         Marketing & Administration – The intern will work closely with the library staff to update and develop policies and procedures for library operation, and to develop marketing and outreach strategies. Tasks might include researching best practices and updating the collection develop policy and gifts policy, developing and updating marketing material, and researching grant opportunities.
COMMITMENT:  The Corcoran Library operates M-Th 8:30 am – 8 pm, F 8:30 am – 5 pm, and Sa 10-4. The intern must work in person at the library, and is requested to work a minimum of 10 hours per week with a regular schedule. An evening schedule can be arranged. Those interested in Reference & Instruction might be asked to work additional Saturdays or Sundays for workshops. The length of the internship is negotiable, although a semester commitment is preferred.
Required application materials:
·         Intern Application form (click here to download)
·         Résumé
·         Official transcript(s)
·         Two letters of recommendation
·         Cover letter (Please list your preference to work in the library, and state your reasons for wanting to participate in the Corcoran’s internship program. Explain how such an experience will help to further your education and career plans. Please outline your abilities, interests, and career goals.)
Mail all materials to:
Attn.:  Corcoran Library Internship
Susannah Brown
Coordinator of Docent and Internship Programs

Corcoran Gallery of Art

500 Seventeenth Street NW

Washington, DC 20006
Please be sure all application materials are sent together in one package. Additional information can be found on the Corcoran website: http://www.corcoran.org/about-gallery/get-involved/internships.

Historic Maryland Newspapers Librarian – University of Maryland – College Park, MD

Title: Historic Maryland Newspapers Librarian
Category:       Librarian
Department: Digital Stewardship
Benefits:       22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

The University of Maryland Libraries seeks a self-directed, production-oriented individual for the position of Project Manager with the Historic Maryland Newspapers initiative, a two-year project (with the possibility for renewal) funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and supported by the Library of Congress (LC) under the auspices of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Historic Maryland Newspapers will select, digitize, and contribute to the Library of Congress’ Chronicling of America collection approximately 100,000 pages from historically- and culturally-significant newspapers from across the state of Maryland.

The Project Manager will oversee the day-to-day activities of the Historic Maryland Newspapers project and ensure that the project’s objectives, milestones, and requirements are met. This position will report to the Manager, Digital Stewardship, and will be based at the University Libraries at the University of Maryland in College Park.

•       Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent
•       Experience and a solid understanding of digitization and/or microfilm conversion projects, including microfilm inspection and suitability for digitization; experience with XML and standards-based metadata schemas (non-MARC and MARC) and principles governing standards in digital libraries; knowledge of newspapers or serials, and ability to assess complex relationships between titles; quality control experience; ability to learn new tasks and software applications quickly; excellent organizational skills.

Experience with preservation microfilming and knowledge of best practices; training or experience with newspaper digitization initiatives; knowledge of the German language; demonstrated project management experience; supervisory experience.

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://jobs.umd.edu.  No relocation assistance will be provided.  You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment.  An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references. Quick link: https://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58038

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until November 13, 2012.

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, or gender identity and expression.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Archival Internship – Smithsonian Archives Center – Washington, DC

Christopher B. Cope and Jamie J. Shaw Archival Internship, Summer 2013

The Archives Center is seeking a qualified graduate student for one paid archival internship. Qualified candidates must be enrolled in a graduate degree program and have completed graduate course work in archival, library, or information management, and/or graduate course work in American history, American Studies, Museum Studies, Public History. Recent graduates may also apply.

Interns in the Archives Center will participate in a wide variety of projects under the direction of professional archival staff. Students will gain career-relevant archival experience in a Museum setting while contributing to the work of the Institution.  The internship stipend is $5,000 and is subject to tax. Housing, benefits, and transportation are not provided. The Cope/Shaw Internship is open to all qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or national origin.

Internships are located in the Museum’s Archives Center, a manuscripts and special collections repository with more than 1,200 collections in a wide range of subject areas and a full time staff of eight. See http://americanhistory.si.edu/archives/b-1.htm for more details. The internship experience is designed to assist the Archives Center staff with its reference functions.

Reference Internship: Assist researchers in the reading room; retrieve and re-shelve materials; help staff respond to public inquiries concerning Archives Center collections; assist in research in collections and compose replies; make reproductions of audiovisual materials and photocopies from collections; digitize and create usable metadata for collection materials under the supervision of the Reference Team. Other duties as assigned.


A commitment of 40 hours per week (Monday-Friday) for a 10 week period is required. United States citizenship is not required but nonresident aliens must apply for the appropriate U.S. visa if selected. Selected candidate should have basic computer skills; be proficient in English; have good handwriting, be flexible to changing situations; be reliable and responsible; be able to work independently as well as in a group environment; be able to accept supervision; be able to perform repetitive tasks; have good organizational skills; be detail oriented; and have the ability to lift a 40 lb box.


Applicants must apply through the Smithsonian online application system SOLAA (https://solaa.si.edu/solaa/SOLAAHome.html). Applications submitted outside of SOLAA or after the deadline will not be accepted. All application materials will be made available to the Archives Center staff and its advisors. The Archives Center cannot arrange an internship project or award a stipend to all qualified candidates.

Complete applications in SOLAA must include the following:

Internship Program application form
Cover letter
An essay (no more than 3 pages single spaced) exploring how history is relevant today and why archival work is an important part of our society.
Graduate transcripts (unofficial transcripts are acceptable)
Two letters of reference

All materials must be submitted to the online application system by March 1, 2013 for consideration. One offer will be made by April 26, 2013. The internship begins on or after June 3, 2013.

For further information contact:
Alison L. Oswald, Archivist
Archives Center Internship Coordinator
National Museum of American History
Smithsonian Institution
Archives Center, Room 1100, MRC 601
P.O. Box 37012
Washington, DC 20013-7012
Phone (202) 633-3726
Fax (202) 786-2453
Email oswalda@si.edu

Digital Media Librarian – Maryland Institute College of Art – Baltimore, MD

Digital Media Librarian

Department: Academic Services/ Decker Library

Division: Academic Affairs

FLSA Status: Exempt

Reports to (Position Title): Director, Decker Library

Work Schedule: 8:30 am -4:30 pm (M-F), one day a week 11am -7 pm

Job Code & Description: S7200, Librarian

General purpose: The Digital Media Librarian is responsible for the operation of the Media Resources Collection (MRC), including digital images, the slide collection, material collection, videos and films; and for providing leadership with the on-going integration of analog and digital media technology and services. This includes establishing departmental polices and procedures, budget management, database administration and implementing collection initiatives in collaboration with the Director of the Decker Library.

Summary of Essential Functions

• Manage the daily operations of the Media Resources Collection and services

• Plan and allocate budget in collaboration with the Director of the Decker Library

• Manage the digital asset portion of the Integrated Library System (SirsiDynix Portfolio)

• Supervise digital image and collections cataloging

• Participate in collection development and outreach for still and moving image collections

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

• Manage MRC staff and oversees daily departmental operations, including hiring and evaluating staff.

• Develop collection of still and moving images for instruction, research and preservation purposes.

• Select, acquire and maintain collections.

• Explore new technologies and provide innovative ways to offer digital materials in support of teaching and learning.

• Oversee processing and cataloging for the image collection.

• Establish polices and ensure best practices are followed for cataloging, creation and storage of analog and digital media, in coordination with the Catalog Librarian as necessary.

• Manage and oversee the organization and appearance of the digital asset management system. Coordinate with the Systems Specialist to manage the related portion of the ILS system.

• Work with librarians and staff responsible for online resource collection development, acquisition, maintenance and user discovery.

• Provides reference, instruction and one-to-one research appointments, including participation in the Personal Librarian program.

• Coordinate the acquisition and inclusion of institutional archive materials in the MRC collection.

• Provide reference and circulation services to patrons.

• Participate in local and national professional organizations as well as library related projects and institution-wide committees as needed.

• Perform other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging metadata and cataloging standards including MARC, METS, MODS, VRA core, Dublin core, XML, TEI, and best practices for digital collections.

• Familiarity with integrated library systems and relational database management.

• Knowledge of, and interest in relevant analog and digital media formats and experience with computer technologies, digitization protocols and digital copyright.

• Familiar with proper handling of archival materials, photographic media and fragile special collections.

• Excellent technical and interpersonal skills, including the ability to foster a collegial work environment that encourages change and innovation.

• Ability to interact effectively and work productively, cooperatively, and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups in a complex and rapidly changing environment.

• Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement complex projects and services.

• Ability to solve problems and prioritize work effectively.

Minimum qualifications:

• Masters degree in Library or Information Science

• Budget management and collection development experience with still and moving images

• Knowledge of art and the use of visual resources in an academic context

• 3-4 years visual resources experience in an academic or museum setting

• 1-2 years supervisory experience

Preferred Qualifications:

• Bachelors, or Masters degree or strong educational background in Studio Art, Art History or related field

• Experience supervising digital projects

• Experience managing a visual resource center including supervision of student workers

Reporting to this position: 2.5 FTE (Media Coordinator, Patron Services Assistant, Media Resources Collection Assistant)

Conditions of Employment:

• Conditions: Background Check

• Must work at least one evening a week

Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

• Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

• Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal to moderate.

• Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment. (additional training may be added, SEE: EHS Manager training schedule)

To apply online please visit: http://mica.interviewexchange.com

PT Reference Librarian – Baker College – Muskegon, MI

Applications are due by November 5, 2012, for the following position:

POSITION: Part-Time Reference Librarian

REPORTS TO: Library Director


  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program required
  • Working knowledge of reference, library instruction and technology-based reference required
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office required
  • Professional academic library reference experience or practicum reference experience in an academic or public library required
  • Must communicate effectively with students, faculty and staff
  • Must be able to push/pull loaded book carts, lift boxes of books, answer telephone and operate office equipment
  • Must be willing to travel and work a flexible schedule as assigned

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Provide reference service to students, faculty and staff Conduct library instruction sessions Assist with collection development Draft web-based subject guides for assigned subject areas and courses Record and compile statistics and prepare reports Perform circulation, technical services and interlibrary loan functions as needed Assume “Librarian in charge” responsibilities as assigned Other duties as assigned

WORK SCHEDULE: 35 hours per week; 48 weeks per year Evenings and weekends will be required

STARTING DATE: December 3, 2012

COMPENSATION: Salary based on education, experience and existing wage rates for similar positions at Baker College.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Submit resume and cover letter by November 5, 2012 to:
Human Resource Department
Baker College of Muskegon
1903 Marquette Avenue
Muskegon, MI 49442
Fax: (231)-777-5263
Email: hr-mu@baker.edu

Children’s Librarian – Mandel Public Library – West Palm Beach, FL

The Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach (formerly the West Palm Beach Public Library), located in sunny south Florida, is looking for a Children’s Librarian with an active and creative imagination! Would you like to work in one of the most creative, forward-thinking and innovative libraries in the country? Are you willing to spend your work life planning, thinking and executing delightful programs while providing friendly, approachable services for children and their caretakers? If you love magic, books and making children fall in love with reading then this is the job for you!

This position as Children’s Librarian provides reference and reader’s advisory for the youth services department, designs and provides preschool story time, children’s programs, and provides exceptional customer service to children and their caregivers. Participates in building the children’s and teen media and book collections. Additionally, works on projects as assigned to promote an interactive, creative education experience including technology, programs, and theater and performs related duties as assigned.

LIBRARIAN-Youth Services
Mandel Public Library of West Palm Beach City

Information: The City of West Palm Beach (pop. 102,000) – with its sunny palm-lined streets, scenic waterfront views, quaint shopping districts, historic neighborhoods, and year-round outdoor festivals – is a slice of paradise whose hallmarks are elegance and luxurious comfort. West Palm Beach is the county seat of Palm Beach County and one of the fastest growing areas in the country. We are proud of our ethnic and cultural diversity, both in the community we serve and in our workplace.

The City of West Palm Beach was incorporated in 1894 and encompasses 55 square miles and is blessed with a downtown intracoastal waterfront. The City features a variety of nationally recognized cultural and leisure activities. West Palm Beach operates under a strong mayor form of government since 1993. This system combines the strong political leadership of a Mayor, who is responsible for running the affairs of the City, with an elected City Council.

Explore the many opportunities available for those who work, live or play in the paradise we call City of West Palm Beach!

Summary: This position as Children’s Librarian provides reference and reader’s advisory for the youth services department, provides story hours, children’s programs, customer service to children and their caregivers. Participates in building the children’s media and book collections. Works on projects as assigned to promote an interactive creative education experience including technology, programs, and theater and performs related duties as assigned.

Salary: $43,967 Annually

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited program of study with two (2) years related experience in a field such as teaching, recreation, social work or book sales, or related field.

Alternate requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and the ability to complete the Master’s degree in Library Sciences (MLS) within six (6) months from the date of employment, and three (3) years related experience in a field such as teaching, recreation, social work, or book sales, or related field.

Deadline: November 9, 2012

Apply at: http://www.wpb.org

Questions, please call Human Resources at: 561-494-1001