Weekly Roundup – January 31, 2014

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Library Director – Ohio Township Public Library System – Newburgh, IN

Library Director-Ohio Township Public Library System (IN)

Welcome to our town—as the next director of the Ohio Township Public Library System. The Library Board of Trustees seeks a new leader to help continue and enhance the Library’s successful role as a creative, cultural, and collaborative connection in the community. The Library director will work strategically with local organizations and agencies and be responsive to the needs and concerns of staff, patrons and the community. Ohio Township Public Library System is an independent district with a tax rate exclusively dedicated to public library service. Governed by a seven-member Board of Trustees, the Library staff of 50 serves the 37,749 citizens in Ohio Township with a $2 million dollar annual budget. The Library consists of the new Central Library, and two branch facilities: Chandler, located in the town of Chandler; and Newburgh, located in a 1984 building fronting the Ohio River. The challenge for the next director will be to forge strong community relationships and partnerships while leading a motivated staff to further serve the community effectively.

Ohio Township, consisting primarily of the cities of Newburgh and Chandler, is located in southwest Indiana in Warrick County. Nestled against a bend in the Ohio River, this community has deep historical roots, small town charm, and a thriving waterfront. While home to interesting shops, quality dining, and local events and festivals, city amenities are also easily accessible – Indianapolis, Nashville, St. Louis and Louisville are all within a few hours’ drive. With a quality public school system, the University of Evansville and University of Southern Indiana, Newburgh also hosts parks, trails, and golf courses. Several large corporations in the region, such as Alcoa, Tropicana Entertainment, Vigo Coal, Toyota, and Deaconess Health System, a low cost of living and a strong agricultural presence contribute to a high quality of life. For additional information, please visit Ohio Township Links.

Responsibilities: The Director reports to a seven-member Library Board of Trustees and works with the Board, staff, and community stakeholders to establish the strategic vision for the Library aligning the Library’s mission, goals and objectives with the community’s needs and priorities. This is complex executive work which includes planning, directing, managing and overseeing the activities and operations of the library. The Director also works closely with the Board of Library Trustees, local government, and community agencies and organizations. Too, the Director ensures that local, state and federal laws, rules and regulations applicable to Indiana libraries and the by-laws, policies, and directives of the Library Board are being met.

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include an ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science; the ability to obtain and retain an Indiana Librarian Certificate 2; and a minimum of three years of relevant library experience which includes supervision of staff. Essential attributes and skills include: vision, creativity, energy and enthusiasm; superior written and oral communications skills; demonstrated success in effectively promoting library services to the community; collaborative and consensus-building skills; experience in recruiting, mentoring, evaluating and retaining an excellent staff; and a thorough knowledge of current trends and “best practices” for library service. Successful experience as a library director reporting to a governing board is desirable.

Compensation: The starting salary range is $62,000 to $74,000 (with placement dependent upon experience and qualifications) with an attractive benefits package.

For further information contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or telephone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Karen Miller or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of March 23, 2014.

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Children’s Librarian Fellowship – Darien Library – Darien, CT

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship

An extraordinary opportunity for an extraordinary new Children’s Librarian.

Harold W. McGraw Jr. was an active supporter of Darien Library with a personal commitment to education and a belief in the important role a child’s library experiences play in the beginning of life-long literacy. The McGraw family has funded the formation of a Children’s Librarian Fellowship at Darien Library to honor his memory, through a two-year full-salaried position for a recent Master in Library Science graduate who possesses:

· Exemplary scholarship
· A passion for working with children and for the development of literacy
· Significant leadership promise
· Strong personal qualities
· A penchant for technology

Selection Process
The Fellowship will be open to LIS graduates from an accredited Library
School in the United States or Canada who will have received his or her diploma between December 1, 2013 and September 1, 2014.

Applications will be due March 31, 2014. After initial screening, interviews for finalists will be held at a mutually convenient time and place, and the finalist will be invited to visit Darien Library for a meeting with the Fellowship Committee prior to appointment.

Term
The successful applicant will be employed at Darien Library for two years, commencing approximately July 1, 2014, with a final employment date of June 30, 2016.

Compensation
The Fellow will be paid initially at the Connecticut Library Association
MLS minimum salary for entry-level positions (for 2013: $51,675) with full benefits, paid membership in CLA and ALA, and funding for attendance at the American Library Association Annual Meeting and other meetings as appropriate.

Position Parameters
The Fellow will work as a member of the Children’s Services team, providing reference and reader’s advisory services in addition to creating and conducting programs for children and families. The Fellow will be given specific, defined, high-stakes projects and responsibilities that will be determined by the candidate’s skills and interests. The Fellowship will provide experience, growth, and challenges in the following areas:

· Children’s materials collection development
· Program development, implementation, and evaluation
· Outreach to defined areas of the community
· Continuing education and professional development
· Access to the latest technology

This Fellowship is an opportunity to work on significant projects and gain experience in close coordination with a strong staff.

More information about the Fellowship and application process is available
at darienlibrary.org/mcgrawfellowship.

Internship – US Fish & Wildlife Service – Honolulu, HI

Hi all,
I’m passing this unique opportunity along as it would be a good fit for somebody interested in a federal volunteer experience in a lovely locale and in playing an important role in protecting natural resources and wildlife through information work. The general timeframe is from the middle of March to the middle of September 2014 (with a preferred start date of March 17th). The office will provide free housing, free roundtrip airfare, and a stipend!

SUMMARY:
The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Pacific Reefs National Wildlife Refuge and Monuments Complex Office in Honolulu, Hawaii, is looking for a Records Management Facilitator to assist with organizing our holdings. Our office has extensive historical files, spanning decades, which document the management, political history, and scientific research surrounding 22 national wildlife refuges and 4 marine national monuments throughout the Pacific. This collection consists of both analog and digital records, with formats not limited to paper, photographs, motion picture film, disks, CD-ROMs, audio tapes, and electronic databases.

We are looking for a motivated, resourceful, and conscientious information professional to become our in-house expert on all things information and to organize, synthesize, digitize, inventory, distribute, and dispose of our files accordingly. You will gain hands-on experience with electronic records, preservation, digitization, metadata, records management, content management systems, and other disciplines. As manager of this project, you will also gain experience prioritizing tasks, collaborating and coordinating with other staff, establishing guidelines and best practices, networking with other information professionals for support and information sharing, and training others on policies and procedures.

Although this is a team-driven working environment, your daily work will be self-supervised and self- initiated. We will count on you to guide us by making policy recommendations, workflow decisions, and strategies for future records practices.

The Records Management Facilitator will make a difference for some of the world’s most remarkable natural resources, as well as gain awareness of wildlife refuge management, island and marine ecosystems, and many endangered and unique plant and animal species. As scheduling allows, there are extracurricular opportunities available, including possible field trips to remote worksites and participation in other office functions and events.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required: Ability to work independently and make well-researched decisions with limited supervision. Superb organizational and planning skills. Ability to recognize inefficiencies and recommend practical solutions. Interest in a unique, nuanced project that includes many aspects of information science and other fields. Ability to balance theory and idealism with fiscal and logistical limitations in a non- traditional information setting. Excellent typing skills. Ability to learn and operate various hardware devices and software programs. Adherence to established guidelines and policies both professional and organizational.
Preferred: Work experience, internships, or coursework in archival science and/or records management and/or library science or other combination of applicable fields. Experience with Kofax software and scanning equipment. Experience with Microsoft software, especially SharePoint and Excel. Experience with records retention and disposition schedules.

SCHEDULE:
A 6-month, full-time (40 hours per week) schedule is preferable. However, the schedule is flexible and is negotiable depending on the needs of the office and volunteer.

COMPENSATION:
The internship is unpaid, but we can offer a $43/workday stipend to cover living expenses, including the use of public transportation (city bus).

TRAVEL AND LODGING:
The Service will provide roundtrip airfare to and from Honolulu, including reimbursement for luggage and transportation from the airport, if necessary. Housing will be provided free of charge at a communal agency bunkhouse.

SURROUNDINGS:
Our office is located in downtown Honolulu and the agency bunkhouse is located a short walk from the Waikiki neighborhood of Honolulu. Both locations are along popular bus routes. Bunkhouse residents enjoy the convenience of nearby grocery stores, drugstores, coffee shops, and a nearby library within walking distance.
Weekends, holidays, and off hours can be spent exploring Honolulu or other towns on Oahu. Opportunities abound to kayak, surf, fish, stand-up paddleboard, swim, and snorkel and enjoy the many beaches, parks, hiking trails, historical landmarks, and gardens on the island. Honolulu offers numerous restaurants, museums, stores, and cultural activities to choose from.

BACKGROUND:
The mission of the US Fish and Wildlife Service is working with others to conserve, protect, and enhance fish, wildlife, plants, and their habitats for the continuing benefit of the American people. The National Wildlife Refuge System, managed by the Service, is the world’s premier system of public lands and waters set aside to conserve America’s fish, wildlife, and plants.

The Hawaiian and Pacific Islands National Wildlife Refuge and Monuments Complex, headquartered in Honolulu, HI, provides administrative guidance and oversight for one-third of the acreage of the Refuge System in its 22 National Wildlife Refuges and 4 Marine National Monuments. Some of these refuges were set aside primarily to benefit endangered water birds, while others provide habitat for rare and unique forest bird species and migratory seabirds, as well as threatened and endangered plants. Others protect marine habitats including coral reefs, deep-sea habitats, chemosynthetic communities, and the world’s only protected submerged trench.

APPLICATION PROCESS:
To apply, send an attached resume and brief cover letter in the body of an email to
Collin_Rickman@fws.gov.

CONTACT:
Collin Rickman
Pacific Reefs National Wildlife Refuge and Monuments Complex U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
300 Ala Moana Blvd. Suite 5-231
Honolulu, HI 96850

Web Services Librarian – Utah State University – Logan, UT

Web Services Librarian

Utah State University Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative, and customer-oriented librarian to fill the newly created position of Web Services Librarian. This 12-month, tenure-track, entry-level faculty position with rank of Assistant Librarian reports to the Director of Library Digital and Information Technology Services and is responsible for a broad range of services and duties related to the libraries’ web presence and digital content and services. In addition to providing leadership and managing the content and design of the libraries’ web services, this person will take a user-centered approach to guide the library in implementing new technologies to enhance our patrons’ experiences.

Responsibilities:
-Oversee the content and collaborative design of the libraries’ web services.
-Facilitate assessment, usability, and use of analytic tools to gather, report and evaluate web statistics and user experience data.
-Interact with all areas of the library to develop innovative library technology services and systems.
-Work collaboratively across all USU campuses to integrate library and campus technology.
-Develop workflows and strategies to adapt and respond quickly to the changing technological environment.
-Prioritize, develop, and integrate user-friendly, user-centered websites and interfaces.
-Serve as a subject librarian to one or more academic disciplines.
-Facilitate the discovery and integration of open resources for research and teaching within the library and campuses.

Required Qualifications:
-MLS from an ALA-accredited program.
-Experience with website design and information architecture.
-Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in user experience design, and library technologies.
-Strong interest in emerging technologies and using technology to serve library constituents.
-Highly effective communication skills, including listening, writing and speaking.
-Demonstrated problem solving skills.
-Ability to set and follow through on both individual and team priorities.
-Aptitude for learning new technologies and working in a dynamic environment.
-Ability to meet the university’s requirements for promotion and tenure.

Preferred Qualifications:
-Project management experience and demonstrated success in working collaboratively with a variety of constituencies.
-Experience with web site administration, accessibility, and usability.
-Knowledge of web accessibility standards.
-Familiar with HTML, CSS, XML, Java, PHP

Salary is commensurate with education and experience, plus excellent benefits.
Review of applications will begin on February 28, 2014 and it will remain open until filled. This position is available on July 1, 2014.

Apply online at: http://jobs.usu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=59790

Processing Archivist – Stanford University Libraries – Stanford, CA

Processing Archivist, William Hewlett Papers, Stanford University Libraries – 61809
Description

This is a fixed-term position through April 30, 2016.

The Hewlett Project Archivist is responsible for determining the organization and creating intellectual access to nearly 500 linear feet of manuscript material. They are responsible for surveying the collection and recommending access and delivery strategies based on privacy and preservation issues and copyright law. The archivist will process the papers while also reviewing and screening for sensitive and restricted material. The archivist will work closely with the Head of Technical Services/Special Collections and on an as needed basis, with the Curator for the History of Science & Technology and donor(s) or their representatives (William and Flora Hewlett Foundation).
Duties:

MANAGE: The Project Archivist is responsible for the appraisal, arrangement and description (cataloging) of all formats of material in the collection – through a variety of programs, as well as publication and dissemination. Materials in these collections range from paper-based (reports, correspondence, photographs, articles, and oversize materials) to audio, video, computer media and born-digital files.
· They must be able to plan and manage the variety of work between the project staff members based on a survey they conduct.
· They will hire and train an hourly processing assistant and direct the work in arrangement and descriptive practice as well as is the use of new tools for capturing born-digital files from obsolete computer media and integrate their work.
· They will appraise the materials, determine preservation and conservation issues, and determine best practice for resolving issues.
· They will analyze copyright and privacy policies and issues and recommend delivery specifications for digital versions in the collection.
· They will review the materials and flag any of a private or sensitive nature; these will be reviewed by the Head of Technical Services, the Curator, and representatives of the donor(s).
· They plan the processing and physical workflows for preparing audio, video, and other materials for digitization
· They will manage their time in order to complete organization, preservation and description of the collection.
· They will keep statistics regarding various rates for processing different formats and incorporate them into the departmental statistics.

PROCESS: They are responsible for surveying the collections, analyzing the contents for format and subject areas, and determining the overall organizational structure of the collection.
· They will implement the processing plan for the team in a variety of concurrent workflows dealing with arrangement and description; possible digitization of selected components; processing of any born-digital files, and, the preservation reformatting of audio and video elements.
· They will recommend the appropriate level of preservation efforts for the collection and oversee that these are carried out consistently throughout the process.

METADATA: They are responsible for determining the level of description appropriate to different parts of the collection, the method or best tool for the task, and overseeing the creation of metadata for all formats of the collection.
· They will catalog the collection in Archivists’ Toolkit to create the finding aid description.
· They are responsible for ensuring that links are imported into the finding aid description.
· They will analyze metadata created in various programs for re-use in digitization projects as well as the export and ingest of metadata into the SDR
· As time permits, they will review, analyze, and catalog born-digital files in new programs such as: Forensic Toolkit (FTK), MUSE/ePADD, PhotoMechanic or other emerging tools.
· They will contribute to the growing documentation regarding the capture and processing of born-digital material at SUL.
· They will determine other methods of disseminating news about the project – write articles and submit paper proposals on processing hybrid collections, etc.
· They will test new programs (FTK, MUSE, PhotoMechanic, etc.) for the creation of metadata for special formats within the collection, submit recommendations, and collaborate on creation of new procedures and documentation.

Qualifications

· MLS from an ALA-accredited program, with a concentration in archival studies
· 3-5 years of experience in processing and cataloging of medium and large archival collections; with preference given to experience in corporate archives.
· Demonstrated work as lead archivist and project manager for complex or hybrid collections
· Demonstrated understanding of the theory and structure of library-related discovery metadata.
· Demonstrated understanding with traditional cataloging practice and rules such as ASCR2 and RDA.
· Knowledge and experience with EAD, DACS, MODS or similar metadata standards.
· Ability to learn rapidly and implement new cataloging procedures and principles adopted by the Department and the Stanford Libraries required.
· Demonstrated ability to use online and PC-based applications for data management such as Archivists’ Toolkit or FileMaker Pro, analysis, and reporting.
· Experience creating and maintaining websites; knowledge of Drupal preferred.
· Demonstrated experience with programs for appraising, viewing and describing born-digital content including forensic software (FTK), and others such as PhotoMechanic, etc.
· Proven ability to analyze and recommend best practice guidelines for transforming description between metadata schemas
· Experience writing documentation for new methodologies and practice as they emerge in processing born-digital materials
· Ability to learn rapidly, test and implement new descriptive procedures and tools related to appraisal and description of manuscript material in all formats – including digital
· Ability to work independently, as a team member, and across organizational boundaries in a rapidly changing environment on a variety of simultaneous workflows.
· Knowledge of current trends and issues in archival practices including preservation, restricted materials, and use of electronic records.
· Excellent analytical and problem solving skills combined with attention to detail.
· Excellent oral and written communication skills.
· Demonstrated ability to complete projects on-time and on-budget
· Commitment to professional development and service.
· Must able to routinely lift boxes weighing up to 40 lbs.

Job: Library
Location: University Libraries
Schedule: Full-time
Job Grade: 3P2

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Digital Services Coordinator – University of Minnesota – Morris, MN

Rodney A. Briggs Library at the University of Minnesota, Morris invites an enthusiastic, creative and service oriented librarian to join our team. Recent graduates interested in working in a mentoring and collaborative environment are encouraged to apply. Integral to this position are a familiarity with and enthusiasm for the integration of emerging technologies into library services. The successful candidate will have knowledge of library automation systems, relevant hardware and software applications as well as a background in the management of digital environments. Responsibilities include: administering and maintaining the ILS as well as other library systems, managing the library’s hardware and software applications, and providing leadership for the library’s digital environment. This librarian also participates in research support, instruction, collection development, liaison and outreach activities and is involved in shared library decision-making. Some evening and weekend work is required.

The college values diversity in its students, faculty and staff. The college is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity of our community through their teaching, research and/or service because we believe that diversity enriches the classroom and research experience at the University. Review of applications will begin March 10, 2014, and continue until the position is filled. To apply, go to: https://employment.umn.edu and find requisition 189144; complete an online application and attach a resume or curriculum vitae and the names of three references familiar with the applicant’s qualifications; college transcripts will be required before an on-campus interview. An offer of employment will be made contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. For more information, go to http://www.morris.umn.edu/library/employment/staff/.

The University of Minnesota, Morris is a residential public liberal arts college serving 1900 students. As one of five campuses of the University of Minnesota, The Morris campus is located 160 miles west of Minneapolis in the rural community of Morris, MN. Morris is consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Top 10 Best Public Liberal Arts College. The student body is talented, diverse and engaged. The Morris student body is one of the most ethnically diverse in the University of Minnesota system with 22% students of color, of which 15% are American Indian students, and 10% international students.