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Lead Metdata Librarian and Methodist Cataloger — Drew University — Madison, NJ

Drew University Library seeks an innovative, collaborative and forward-thinking librarian to provide leadership for metadata services as well as expertise cataloging materials for Drew’s renowned Methodist collections. The Lead Metadata Librarian and Methodist Cataloger coordinates cataloging workflow and works with colleagues in the Library and the General Commission on Archives and History of the United Methodist Church to plan, implement and assess metadata strategies that improve discovery of resources in all formats. This is a Library Faculty position with collection development and university service responsibilities.

Required:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program
  • Strong working knowledge of current bibliographic standards including AACR2, LC classification, LCSH, and MARC and non-MARC metadata formats
  • Experience cataloging serials
  • Experience working with OCLC or other bibliographic utility and an ILS, preferably SirsiDynix
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze workflow, establish procedures, effectively communicate them, and assess results
  • Minimum 3 years experience in an academic or research library
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a collegial environment

Preferred:

  • Working knowledge of RDA and FRBR/FRAD
  • Experience working with vendor services such as authority control
  • Supervisory experience
  • Familiarity with digital repository software and experience with providing metadata for digitized content
  • Familiarity with The United Methodist Church and related denominations in the Wesleyan tradition

A detailed position description is available at http://www.drew.edu/library/?p=3D7146.

To apply, please submit a letter of application and curriculum vitae along

with the names and email addresses of three references to HR0713-4@drew.edu

The application deadline is August 9, 2013. To enrich education through diversity, Drew University is an AA/EOE. In accordance with Department of Homeland Security regulations, successful applicant must be legally able to work in the United States.

Processing Archivist (temp) — Colgate University — Hamilton, NY

Processing Archivist (temporary)

The Colgate University Libraries seek an enthusiastic and thoughtful individual for a temporary 2-year Processing Archivist position. Reporting to the Assistant Archivist, s/he works to address the archival processing backlog in the University Archives by arranging and describing collections in all formats according to professional standards and best practices. S/he assists in the preservation of collections, in facilitating the records management functions of the University Archives and in collection maintenance. The incumbent supports the department’s reference and digital efforts as they relate to the University Archives collections and Bicentennial projects.

Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution with a focus in archival studies.

  • The successful candidate will have the best combination of the following:
  • Experience in arranging and describing archival collections.
  • Understanding of the principles of arrangement and description of archival collections and knowledge of archival best practices.
  • Familiarity with current developments in archival processing procedures.
  • Experience working with college or university archives records.
  • Experience using the Archivists’ Toolkit (preferred) or other collection management systems.
  • Knowledge of current metadata and descriptive standards, including DACS and EAD.
  • Knowledge of preservation standards and best practices.
  • Experience with institutional history digital projects.
  • Familiarity with web publishing platforms.
  • Ability to set priorities, manage work, and meet deadlines independently and collaboratively.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent computer and technical skills and ability to learn new technologies.
  • Ability to lift and shelve boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.

Additional information about Colgate University, the Colgate Libraries, and the full job description can be found at http://exlibris.colgate.edu/joinus.html.

Candidates will need to upload a letter of application and curriculum vita, provide email addresses for three references, including current supervisor, and submit a finding aid authored by, for a collection processed by, the applicant.

The position posting will close on August 8, 2013.

Colgate is a highly selective private liberal arts university located in Hamilton, NY, and is an EO/AA employer. Developing and sustaining a diverse faculty, staff, and student body further the university’s educational mission. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Applicants with dual career considerations can find postings of other employment opportunities at http://www.upstatenyherc.org.

Part-Time Archival and Special Collections Librarian — Whittier College — Whittier, CA

ARCHIVAL AND SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARIAN (PART-TIME)

The part-time Archival and Special Collections Librarian has oversight of the day to day operations of the College’s Special Collections and Archives. This position also has reference desk duties and gives instruction sessions, orders interlibrary loans, and works with student employees.

This permanent position is 30 hours per week, 42 weeks per year, with 10 weeks off in summer. The position is scheduled for five (5) afternoons per week, including Sundays. Occasional morning hours may be necessary at the beginning of the semesters.

Requires an ALA-accredited Master’s degree with completion of specialized archival coursework, experience with teaching/instruction regarding library services, and knowledge of special collection and archives management. Commitment to working in a culturally diverse environment. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Familiarity with Innovative Interfaces Millennium, Moodle, CONTENTdm, and LibGuides desirable.

The position is based in Whittier, California. To be considered for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and three references to lcrump@whittier.edu or mail to Whittier College, Attn: Laurel Crump, 13406 E Philadelphia Street, Wardman Library, Whittier, CA 90608. AA/AOE.

Oral History Archivist — Wisconsin Veterans Museum — Madison, WI

State of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Veterans Museum

Oral History Archivist

Job Announcement Code 13-02416

The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) is currently seeking an Oral History Archivist to work at the Wisconsin Veterans Museum in downtown Madison, on the Capitol Square and a short distance to State Street and Monona Terrace.

The Oral History Archivist oversees the Oral History program and collection. This position provides expertise in recommending and establishing policies, procedures and initiatives related to the program. The incumbent conducts oral history interviews, oversees and trains oral history volunteers, identifies and collects biographical information about veterans who would like to be interviewed, and schedules and coordinates the interviews. In addition, the incumbent develops, maintains and organizes the oral history collection and makes the content accessible to the public and other museum staff members.

Starting salary is between $17.072 and $18.147 per hour, depending on qualifications, plus benefits.

For more information on this position and application instructions, visit http://wisc.jobs. Job Announcement Code: 13-02416. Deadline to apply is August 5, 2013. AA/EEO Employer

If you have problems with or are unable to complete the online application process, contact J Lea Roberts at 608-266-3344 or jlea.roberts@dva.wisconsin.gov.

Library Associate — LAC Group — New Orleans, LA

LAC Group is looking for an experienced, service-oriented, full-time, Library Associate to work for our client, a premier academic university, located in New Orleans, LA. This position provides services for the patrons of the Library during the hours of 8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday. Responsibilities include staffing the library service desk, checkout and discharge of patron material, circulation, stack maintenance, and serials processing. This position will provide assistance to library patrons locally, by telephone, and by e-mail. Provides guidance to student service desk assistants and ensures that facilities and equipment are maintained.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintains stacks and shelves of Business Library collections including reference, media, and circulating stacks;
  • Review of Voyager In-Transit Reports;
  • Indirect oversight and training of student assistants for stack maintenance including re-shelving of materials, shelf-reading, and inventory;
  • Daily serials processing. Ensures that current subscription titles are received by Library when due. Revises and corrects periodical cataloging & holdings records as directed;
  • Staffs the Library Service Desk as needed;
  • Use Voyager circulation system to check-out materials to faculty, staff, and students;
  • Answers directional and basic information questions at the Service Desk, on telephone and by email;
  • Provides oversight to student assistants and serves as a model of professionalism;
  • Assists with supervision of student assistants that work during the weekend and evening hours;
  • Other duties as required or requested.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Strong interpersonal, customer service and communication skills.
  • Library experience.
  • Computer proficiency.
  • Ability to learn new processes.
  • Regular and prompt attendance; willingness to work nights and weekends.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Circulation and stack maintenance experience.
  • Knowledge of business information resources.
  • College degree.

Application: http://careers.lac-group.com/ts2__JobDetails?jobId=a0EA000000GWphDMAT&tSource=

 LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer who values diversity in the workplace

Elementary School Media Specialist — Jefferson Parish Public Schools — Harvey, LA

Elementary Media Specialist

Jefferson Parish Public School System – Harvey, LA

TYPE OF POSITION: School Librarian

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Valid Teaching Certificate or Eligible for a Practitioner’s License as confirmed by a local university

LENGTH OF WORK YEAR: 9 months

SALARY RANGE: Commensurate with degree and certified teaching experience

(to be verified)

Application: http://k12jobspot.com/louisiana-teaching-jobs/546476?ref=indeed.com