Weekly Roundup – March 29, 2013

Louisiana Jobs

Entry Level (or Unspecified) Jobs

Advanced Jobs

Student Jobs and Internships

Summer Intern – American Red Cross – Washington, DC

American Red Cross History Program Summer Internship

Washington, DC

Are you interested in gaining hands-on experience with collection processing, care, and access? The Red Cross history program provides interns with the opportunity to work with archival and object collections, participate in tour and exhibit programming, and provide access to researchers studying the Red Cross.

The American Red Cross, founded in 1881 by Clara Barton, has provided humanitarian relief at home and abroad for over 130 years. The Red Cross historical collection includes photographs, textual materials, paintings, decorative arts, and artifacts.

The internship hours are flexible and can be arranged to fit the student’s schedule. The History Program is comprised of a small and dynamic staff. This is a great opportunity to gain hands-on archival and object experience.

Intern responsibilities will include:

  • Processing archival collection from World War I and World War II
  • Cataloging collections using Past Perfect Collection software
  • Providing tours at the National Headquarters of American Red Cross
  • Research for the upcoming Water Safety exhibit

Experience/Skills:

  • Candidates should be currently enrolled in or should have recently finished a history undergraduate program or museum studies, public history, or history graduate program
  • Excellent computer skills and accuracy in spelling and database entry
  • Strong historical research skills and knowledge of, and interest in, US and world history
  • Good communications skills, both written and oral.

Timing/Duration/Pay:

Internship lasts for a minimum of 12 weeks and is part-time. The internship is unpaid.

Application Process:

Please email cover letter and resume to Susan.Watson@redcross.org.

Director of Research Data Management; TML Operations Librarian – Virginia Commonwealth University – Richmond, VA

Virginia Commonwealth University

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Director of Research Data Management. The VCU Libraries seek a dynamic, energetic and knowledgeable individual to lead the Libraries’ research data management initiative to support researchers across VCU. The Director will develop services that support the management of research data over its life cycle from identifying and supporting tools for investigators to developing protocols for data mining, curation and preservation. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. An ALA-accredited graduate degree or an accredited graduate degree in an appropriate discipline and three years of relevant work related experience are required. Demonstrated knowledge of: information-seeking and use behaviors; structure of knowledge, primary research tools, publishers and vendors; and the research and teaching approaches in one or more broad health or life sciences disciplinary areas are preferred. Salary: Minimum of $60,000 annually. Review of applications begins April 22, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred qualifications, application procedures and other information are available in the complete position description at http://www.library.vcu.edu/admin/jobs/ and at http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/facjobs/home.asp

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

TML Operations Librarian

Virginia Commonwealth University

The Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of TML Operations Librarian. The VCU Libraries seek an energetic, knowledgeable and technologically adept individual who will be responsible for in-house library services and overseeing business operations and facilities. The successful candidate will join a culturally and academically diverse faculty of the highest caliber. An ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in an appropriate discipline is required. Knowledge of library circulation operation, library information systems and health sciences resources are preferred. Salary: Minimum of $47,000 annually. Review of applications begins April 22, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Preferred qualifications, application procedures and other information are available in the complete position description at http://www.library.vcu.edu/admin/jobs/ and at http://www.pubinfo.vcu.edu/facjobs/home.asp.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women, minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Many thanks!

User Support Specialist – Library of Congress – Washington, DC

https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/340637600

The Congressional Research Service (CRS) seeks a User Support Specialist to work in its Office of Congressional Information and Publishing (CIP), Publishing and Editorial Resources Section (PUB). PUB provides editorial and publishing services, including graphics support, to nearly 450 research analysts, attorneys, and information professionals in the preparation and dissemination of primary research products to the United States Congress.

 

 

The selectee(s) for this position will provide publication support to CRS staff in using a customized Microsoft Word- and XML-based Authoring and Publishing (A&P) system to prepare CRS products (reports and memos); provide user and training support on using the A&P system and its Authoring tool as well as the features of related software applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; provide graphics support to modify and/or create charts, graphs, and other forms of visual communications; provide software testing and system documentation support in the maintenance and use of the A&P system and select native Microsoft software applications; and provide data conversion support to convert legacy documents to the Word A&P format. The selectee(s) also will coordinate with other support team members and stakeholders in providing A&P and related software and training support to CRS staff.

CRS works exclusively for the United States Congress, providing policy and legal analysis to committees and Members of both the House and Senate, regardless of party affiliation. As a legislative branch agency within the Library of Congress, CRS has been a valued and respected resource on Capitol Hill for nearly a century.

CRS is well known for analysis that is authoritative, confidential, objective and nonpartisan. Its highest priority is to ensure that Congress has immediate access to the nation’s best thinking on public policy issues of interest to its Members and Committees.

Instructional Design and Online Education Librarian – James Madison University – Harrisonburg, VA

The Instructional Design and Online Education Librarian will work with colleagues in the Library and the CIT to design and coordinate immersion events for instructional faculty to promote information literacy and technology fluency. The successful applicant will also collaborate with academic departments and librarian colleagues to identify and meet training and support needs related to distance, blended, and hybrid programs. In addition to serving as a liaison librarian to an academic department, the successful applicant will design, develop, maintain, and promote instructional materials and digital learning objects as well as assist librarians and instructional faculty in designing and maintaining digital learning objects. This position will assist in the development of strategies for assessing learning outcomes of instructional activities including online, asynchronous, and in-person instruction. This position will be a core member of both the Library’s Instruction Unit and CIT’s faculty development team.

Required Qualifications: An ALA accredited master’s degree required with a second master’s degree in instructional technology or a related field preferred; experience working with students and faculty in higher education; experience with instructional technologies including course management systems, lesson building software, content management systems, video authoring and screen capture software, evaluation and assessment software, and mobile apps or interfaces; excellent oral and written communication skills; . Faculty status requires the potential to meet standards for tenure and promotion. We invite candidates from diverse backgrounds who will contribute affirmatively and creatively to the university’s multicultural environment. Our goal is for our employees to reflect the rich mix of backgrounds, life experiences, cultures, perspectives and world views that is found within our university community.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Tenure-track faculty position with excellent benefits including 20 days of vacation and a choice of retirement plans. Review of applications will begin on April 22, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must apply online using JMU’s JobLink system. Links to JobLink and full position description can be found on the JMU Libraries employment information page at http:/www.lib.jmu.edu/employment.

Librarian – Concordia University – Montreal, Quebec, Canada

CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

invites applications for:

LIBRARIAN

Limited Term Appointment

Concordia University Libraries seeks an energetic and resourceful librarian to deliver library services to students and faculty, especially in support of programs in the John Molson School of Business and the Department of Economics. This is a full-time 12-month appointment, with possibility of renewal.

Concordia University is one of Canada’s most dynamic universities in one of North America’s most livable cities. It reflects a unique blend of commitments to diversity, accessibility, social responsibility, and innovation. With over 40,000 students (3,200 international) and nearly 1,800 full-time and part-time professors, Concordia is recognized for offering a rich academic experience combined with strong community engagement.

Concordia University Libraries serves the lively university community from two campus libraries, the Georges Vanier Library at the Loyola campus and the R. Howard Webster Library at the downtown campus. Its services are founded upon the university’s strategic framework and academic plan. For more information about the services and operations of the Libraries, see http://library.concordia.ca/.

The successful candidate will work with the team of librarians under the guidance of the Director, Webster Library to provide in-person and virtual assistance and instruction to students and faculty in all subjects, as well as to develop and provide support for services relating to business and economics, and associated research centers.

Individuals holding limited-term appointments may receive subsequent reappointments, given continued funding and need, as well as satisfactory job performance. Together, the initial and subsequent limited-term appointments may not exceed 36 months or a span of three consecutive years.

Librarians are members of the Concordia University Faculty Association (CUFA).

Qualifications

  1. A graduate degree from a library school accredited by the American Library Association, or approved equivalent education and training acceptable for membership in the Corporation of Professional Librarians of Quebec.
  2. An undergraduate degree from a business or economics program is an asset.
  3. Recent professional experience in an academic library, or other relevant experience.
  4. Familiarity with trends, practices and technologies for academic library services.
  5. Familiarity with reference resources, services and digital information systems in subject areas supported by the libraries, but particularly for business and economics information.
  6. Ability to organize and conduct instructional activities for individuals and groups.
  7. Excellent communication skills. Ability to prepare and present written and oral reports.
  8. Ability to handle multiple priorities and tasks.
  9. Project management skills and experience are desirable.
  10. Willingness to share expertise, work in teams and negotiate solutions with diverse groups.
  11. Aptitude for, and interest in, service oriented work and ability to work with the public in a tactful manner in a multicultural environment.
  12. Strong analytical and creative problem-solving skills and flexibility.
  13. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  14. Demonstrated commitment and ability to apply creative ideas in the pursuit of institutional goals.
  15. Oral and written fluency in English is essential. Oral fluency in French and basic written French are assets.

Salary and Benefits

Salaries for limited term appointments start at $48,823 per annum. All appointments include a competitive and comprehensive benefits package.

Concordia University is committed to employment equity.

Application Procedure

Interested candidates must supply:

  • a letter of interest;
  • citizenship information;
  • curriculum vitae;
  • the names, email addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references.

All qualified candidates will be considered. Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada will be given priority.

Candidates should apply in confidence to:

lib-admin@concordia.ca

or to:

Ms. Natalie Kaloust

Library Personnel Coordinator

Library Administration Office (LB-209)

Concordia University

1455 De Maisonneuve Boulevard West

Montreal, Quebec

H3G 1M8

 

Applications must be received by no later than 5:00 p.m. on April 22, 2013