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Archivist 2 – Tennessee State Library & Archives – Nashville, TN

Archivist 2
Tennessee Department of State
Tennessee State Library & Archives
Archives Development Program
 
Mission
The mission of the Office of the Secretary of State is to exceed the expectations of our customers, the taxpayers, by operating at the highest levels of accuracy, cost-effectiveness, and accountability in a customer-centered environment.
 
Supervisor: Assistant State Archivist
 
Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for site inspections and surveys of county and municipal records management offices and archives.
  • Conduct discussions with local government officials, archivists, historians, and genealogists about developing, equipping, supplying and operating local archives.
  • Conduct discussions with local government officials and archivists about the application of electronic processing and imaging systems to local records.
  • Manage Education Outreach program and interacting with K-12 teachers, students, and education officials to enhance TSLA’s educational resources and increase their use by the school-age population. 
  • Prepare and distribute informational literature on local archives management to and for local government archives and records managers.
  • Develop and deliver training workshops for local archivists and provide staff support for the Tennessee Historical Records Advisory Board.
  • Conduct discussions with the records management division, the county technical assistance service, and the municipal technical advisory service about the development and employment of records disposition schedules for local records.
  • Represent the Tennessee State Library and Archives at professional and historical meetings in order to share experiences and solve problems related to archives and local records management.
  • Record and report the work of the Tennessee State Library and Archives local records development program.
  • Other archival duties and functions as assigned; including but not limited to digitization and metadata, oral history collections, processing state records and donated manuscript materials in the Tennessee State Library and Archives and assistance with the archives microfilming program, public research requests, records conservation and the like.
Minimum Qualifications
Education and Experience
  • Master’s degree in American History or related field.
  • Experience equivalent to three years of professional archival work, including at least six months experience in arranging and describing records of county courts and other county government agencies.
Knowledge and Abilities
  • Demonstrated ability in verbal communication with all levels of community professionals and citizens.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the process and principles of records appraisal and disposition and the basic principles of archival theory and practice.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current literature on and archival implications of electronic information processing and imaging systems.
  • Candidate must be willing to travel regularly and extensively throughout the State of Tennessee to the sites of local government records offices and archives. A valid driver’s license is required.
  • Physically able to endure and maintain an acceptable level of performance in confined quarters and dusty or damp conditions during examination of neglected records storage.
  • Physically capable of lifting and carrying books and boxes of records up to twenty pounds, up flights of stairs.
  • Candidate must demonstrate minimal competence in database and word processing skills and basic familiarity with emergent information systems technologies.
  • Project management skills and experience.

 

Salary:  $3,489 per month plus State of Tennessee benefits package.
 
To apply, please email your letter of interest and resume to Maggie Bahou, Director of HR, sos.hr@tn.gov or mail to the above address by Friday, December 21, 2012.

Adult Services Manager – Barrett Branch Library – Alexandria, VA

ADULT SERVICES MANAGER

Librarian II- Full Time

BARRETT BRANCH LIBRARY

ALEXANDRIA LIBRARY

The Adult Services Manager is responsible for operations of the Barrett Branch Library Adult Services Team and reports to the Branch Manager.

General Duties:

*   Supervises and schedules one full-time Librarian I and one part- time library assistant.
*   Interviews and selects new employees.
*   Oversees and provides training on the use of the Foundation Center database and collection to the public and library staff.
*   Oversees all aspects of public programming and special events including planning, implementation and logistics.
*   Answers all types of reference questions using traditional, online, and internet sources.
*   Develops and implements goals for unit and programs annually.
*   Interprets policies and explains library procedures and rules to the public.
*   Functions as building officer in the branch manager’s absence.
*   Reviews professional journals and selects titles for purchase;
*   Acquires materials in a variety of formats that reflect the diversity and needs of the community.
*   Weeds and updates the collection and evaluates print and digital resources.
*   Participates on system reference committee.
*   Other duties as assigned.

Skills and Abilities:

*   Excellent customer service and communication skills, both written and oral.
*   Knowledge of automated integrated library systems and comfort with technology.
*   Knowledge of library policies and procedures.
*   Familiarity with reference services using a variety of print and electronic resources.
*   Ability to work well with other staff, both in adult services and across departments.
*   Some supervisory experience preferred.

Minimum Requirements:

*   Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school
*   One year of experience at the level of a Librarian I, experience in general reference, some supervisory experience preferred.
*   Applicant must possess or obtain, within 3 months of hire, a license to practice as a registered professional librarian issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Salary: $49,540.67 – $79,601.81 Annually.  The City’s promotional policy states that an employee who is promoted will receive an 8.5% increase plus transition up to the closest step of the new grade, whichever is higher. An employee’s new promotion salary may not exceed the maximum salary of the new pay grade.

Schedule: Hours are scheduled to meet the staffing needs of the Barrett Branch, and will include days, evenings, two Saturdays per month, and occasional Sundays at the Beatley Central Library.

Benefits: Earns annual and sick leave and is eligible for health insurance, retirement, life insurance, long-term disability insurance and long-term care insurance.

Send/Fax Cover Letter, Resume and three References to:

Elizabeth Stromme, Barrett Branch Library Manager, Alexandria Library, 717 Queen Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-2420, Phone: 703.746.1711; Fax 703.746.1708; estromme@alexandria.lib.va.us or apply online  (www.alexandria.lib.va.us)

Head of Information & Research Services – Florida International University – Miami, FL

Florida International University Libraries, located in sunny and warm Miami, invites applications for the position of Head of Information & Research Services, Hubert Library (Biscayne Bay Campus)

Position Summary: Reporting to the Associate Dean for Public Services, the Head of Information & Research Services will manage all activities of the Information & Research Services Department at the Glenn Hubert Library, Biscayne Bay Campus, including: reference (face-to-face and virtual), and information literacy instruction. This position manages the department and leads the staff in evaluating and improving their work; establishes priorities, goals, and benchmarks for the department and its staff, evaluates performance; and measures progress on high-priority projects. This position serves as the department advocate on the Libraries Administrative Team, and actively contributes to library – wide planning, policy-making, goal-setting and assessment efforts. Overall, the incumbent will be responsible for providing effective leadership to meet the information and research needs of faculty and students incorporating new approaches and technologies to existing and future services.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • In consultation with department staff, in collaboration with the Head of Information & Research Services, Green Library, and in alignment with the Libraries strategic plan, establishes and evaluates department goals and priorities.
  • Participates in setting goals, developing new programs, services and initiatives and evaluating such activities.
  • Works with the Library Instruction Coordinators, library and academic faculty and external departments across the university to develop the libraries’ program of research instruction.
  • Develops budgets and cost estimates for anticipated and ongoing department needs.
  • Monitors and evaluates trends and development in the areas of research instruction and public service for academic libraries.
  • Supervises and mentors a staff consisting of 7 library faculty and 1 professional staff member.
  • Identifies feasible projects to enhance the visibility and service quality provided by the department.
  • Coordinates the work of the Information & Research Services Department at Hubert Library with other library departments there and across campuses.
  • Participates in providing information services including library instruction.
  • Participates in local, regional and national organizations as appropriate.
  • Participates in professional development, research, and service activities to meet the Libraries and University requirements for promotion.

Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree.
  • At least two years of supervisory experience with evidence of increasing responsibility in an academic or research library environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Effective leadership and supervisory skills and experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Frontline experience in Reference and Instruction.
  • Familiarity with current issues and trends in the management and operation of academic libraries with particular emphasis on the trends of reference and instruction.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Evidence of collaborative decision making.
  • Ability to think outside-the-box and the flexibility to apply new solutions to rapidly changing expectations.
  • Demonstrated ability to inspire and enthuse colleagues, coupled with a willingness to take calculated risks to provide creative learning opportunities for library users.

Rank/Salary: Rank and salary are competitive based on qualifications and experience.

About the University: FIU is a multi-campus public research university located in Miami, a vibrant, international city. FIU offers more than 180 baccalaureate, masters, professional, and doctoral degree programs to over 46,000 students. As one of South Florida’s anchor institutions, FIU is worlds ahead in its local and global engagement and is committed to finding solutions to the most challenging problems of our times. More information is available at: http://www.fiu.edu

About the Libraries: Please refer to http://library.fiu.edu for more information.

To Apply: Initial screening of applications will begin October 1, 2012 and continue until the position is filled. Application materials must include a cover letter, a résumé, and the names and contact information of 3 professional references. Application materials should be submitted to http://jobsearch.fiu.edu and reference job opening ID 505145. For best results in submitting application, combine cover letter, résumé and references list into one PDF file and upload it as your résumé. Address any questions to Gayle Williams, Chair of the Search and Screen Committee, at Gayle.Williams@fiu.edu

Florida International University is a member of the state university system and is an equal opportunity, equal access, affirmative action employer.

Internships – Department of Transportation – Washington, DC

Please distribute the following announcement. The deadline for applications is December 23.

U.S. DOT Paid Summer Internship Opportunities–Washington, D.C.

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Research Library and National Transportation Library (NTL), both located in the Washington, D.C. area, are seeking students pursuing MLS degrees (or equivalents) for paid, full-time internships for the period June 3 – August 9, 2013. These internships are being offered as part of the United States Department of Transportation’s Summer Transportation Internship Program for Diverse Groups (STIPDG). The internships include a $5,000 stipend, along with housing and travel (relocation) arrangements for participants whose permanent residences are more than 50 miles away from their assignment locations. The deadline for submitting an application is December 23, 2012. For more information on the program, including requirements and application instructions, please see: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/education/Stipdg.htm. If you have further questions about applying, please send an email to DOTSTIPDG@twc.edu.

When applying, please select your interest areas as the Federal Highway Administration (with specialty Research and Development) and the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (with no specialty). In the space provided for specifying areas of interest not included, please list FHWA Research Library and/or National Transportation Library and the specific project(s) that interest you from the options below.

The following are potential internship projects. Responsibilities may be modified depending on the number of accepted applicants and the interest areas of the candidates. For more information about individual projects, please contact Deena Adelman at deena.adelman.CTR@dot.gov or 202-493-3058.

 

ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS

Responsibilities:

For FHWA: Apply subject headings and dates to catalog records; update finding aids; arrange and digitize materials; implement preservation measures; conduct research on FHWA laboratories and past executives; fill reference requests.

For NTL: Arrange, inventory and describe collections at the item level; create finding aids; apply subject headings. Review DOT Historian’s webpage for content needing updates and/or reorganization. provide updates to content; recommend improved layouts and organization for the site; investigate and recommend new content/features.

Desired Qualifications: Coursework towards a specialization in archives; familiarity and/or experience with archival practices; knowledge of LCSH and MARC; strong organizational, analytical, and written/verbal communication skills; willingness to adapt to changing situations, take on new tasks, and meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism; experience conducting historical research.

 

CATALOGING (Print and Digital)

Responsibilities:

For FHWA: Create catalog records for a print technical sub-collection; perform simple and complex copy cataloging; assist in the creation of original cataloging records; assign subject headings and call numbers; perform collection assessment and prioritization; participate in workflow assessment.

For NTL: Convert metadata from MARC to Dublin Core standard for digitized print reports; work with NTL Systems Team to develop a workflow for batch loading digital documents and existing metadata; complete full cataloging of imported resources; de-accession print reports from shelf. Crosswalk structured database records to Dublin Core standard.

Desired Qualifications: Coursework and/or experience in cataloging and/or user experience; familiarity and/or experience with AACR2, MARC; knowledge of LCSH; knowledge of LC Classification System; excellent communication, organizational, and analytical skills; willingness to adapt to changing situations and take on new tasks; ability to meet established deadlines with products that reflect professionalism.

For NTL only: Knowledge of and/or familiarity with non-MARC metadata (e.g., Dublin Core).

For more information about the libraries, please see the following web sites:

Federal Highway Administration Research Library: http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/research/library

National Transportation Library

U.S. DOT site: http://ntl.bts.gov

Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/nationaltransportationlibrary (includes information on past interns’ experiences)

Assistant Conservator – The University of Iowa – Iowa City, IA

ASSISTANT CONSERVATOR

(Librarian I)

 

Position Description: Reporting to the Conservator, Preservation/Conservation, the Assistant Conservator performs treatment, coordinates various departmental activities, assists the Conservator with lab organization and training, and provides outreach and educational opportunities. Specific duties include:

 

· Perform a wide range of conservation treatment on books, manuscripts, maps and other paper based materials.

· Assist with the evaluation of library materials, advise on selection of collection items for treatment.

· Perform single-item and collection care treatments, including full treatment documentation.

· Oversee the environmental monitoring program.

· Participate in all disaster prevention and recovery operations or other activities involving the protection and handling of collections.

· Assist the Conservator with the management of all library exhibitions and loans. Survey, document, treat and prepare materials for exhibit.

· Maintain and manage daily workflows, compile statistics, and train students and volunteers.

· Cultivate, initiate and participate in a variety of outreach activities relative to preservation, exhibitions, or other appropriate areas.

· Create and update website information for educational and outreach purposes.

· Seek out opportunities for continued training and development.

 

Required Qualifications:

· Advanced book or paper conservation degree, certificate in book or paper conservation or related field, or equivalent conservation experience.

· Excellent oral and written communication skills.

· Experience in book and/or paper conservation treatment and a working knowledge of conservation theory and practice.

· Demonstrated organizational skills.

· Knowledge or understanding of artists materials, book structure, and book/print history.

· Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, collaboration and cooperation are essential.

· Demonstrated interest in professional development.

· Understanding of the mission of a research university and the value of library collections in an academic and research environment.

· Demonstrated commitment to diversity in the workplace or community.

 

Desired Qualifications:

· Experience in book and paper conservation in an academic or research library or museum setting.

· Experience in training students or volunteers.

· Strong computing and digital media skills.

· Photography skills.

 

Universal Competencies

· Positive Impact/Achieving Results: Ability to utilize existing resources and learning to achieve or exceed desired outcomes of current and future organizational goals/needs. Able to demonstrate ethical behavior in diverse situations while producing results.

· Service Excellence/Customer Focus: Ability to meet or exceed customer service needs and expectations and provide excellent service in a direct or indirect manner. Ability to effectively transmit and interpret information through appropriate communication with internal and external customers.

· Collaboration and Embracing Diversity: Ability to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and civil manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, nationalities, genders, ages, etc.

 

Salary and appointment: Appointment will be made at the Librarian level with a salary range of $43,000 – $46,000. Start date is negotiable. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, your choice between two retirement plans and two University of Iowa health insurance plans, dental insurance, pre-tax child and health care spending accounts, and additional options.

 

The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa Libraries system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and a number of branch libraries. The Libraries has more than 5 million volumes including thousands of electronic resources and coordinates the development and maintenance of the University’s locally-created open access digital resources including the Iowa Digital Library, featuring close to a million digitized texts, images, and audio and video recordings, as well as Iowa Research Online, our institutional repository. Our Special Collections include over 200,000 rare books, ranging in age from the 15th century to newly created artists’ books.

 

Library systems are built on a mix of open source, locally developed, hosted services, and vended applications primarily from Ex Libris, OCLC, and Microsoft. The University of Iowa is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), ARL, OCLC, CRL, SPARC, CNI, CLIR, LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, and Portico. The Libraries provides a program of support for professional development activities and its staff members are actively engaged in national cooperative efforts.

 

The University and Iowa City: A major research and teaching institution, the University of Iowa offers internationally recognized programs in a diverse array of academic, medical, and artistic disciplines, from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. The University consists of a faculty of 2,000 and a permanent staff of 13,000 serving 30,500 students, more than 40% of whom are from out of state and close to 10,000 of whom are registered in graduate and professional degree programs. Approximately 9% of the University’s faculty and staff and 10% of its student body are members of minority groups, and 8% of the students are from foreign countries.

 

The University of Iowa is home to the Writers’ Workshop, the oldest graduate creative writing program in the country, and the blueprint for many of the creative writing programs that now thrive on campuses worldwide. It is also home to the International Writing Program where, since 1967, over a thousand writers from more than 120 countries have participated. The University has recently instituted a program in creative writing in Spanish. Finally, UNESCO designated Iowa City as the world’s third City of Literature in 2008.

 

Iowa City is a community of some 68,000 people (more than 150,000 live in the surrounding area) with excellent educational, recreational, and cultural advantages. It is consistently cited in the national media as a city with an excellent quality of life. The city is readily accessible via interstate highways and a major airport is only 30 minutes away. The community is growing in its diversity; within the Iowa City Community School District, 33% of the students are minority, with 17% identifying as African-American, 9% as Latino/Hispanic, 7% as Asian-American, and .4% as Native American during the 2011/12 school year.

 

Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu. Please provide a cover letter, resume and the names/contact information for three professional references. To help facilitate your application process, note the requisition number 61862. Applications must be received by January 7, 2013.

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

 

For more information about the University of Iowa Libraries and community, please see http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/about/employment/