Weekly Roundup – May 28, 2014

Louisiana Jobs

Special Collections & Archives Assistant – University Library Loyola University – New Orleans, LA

Systems & Technical Projects Assistant – University Library Loyola University – New Orleans, LA

Archives Collection Administrator – Ochsner Medical Library – New Orleans, LA

Assistant Archivist – Clerk of Civil District Court for the Parish of Orleans

Entry Level (or Unspecified) Jobs

Information Services Librarian – UT MD Anderson Cancer Center – Houston, TX

Assistant Professor of Library Services – Valparaiso University – Valparaiso, IN

Theodore Roosevelt Center Digital Library Coordinator/Archivist – Dickinson State University – Dickinson, ND

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian – Iowa State University – Ames, IA

National Library of Medicine – Bethesda, MD

Archivist – Colorado State Archives – Denver, CO

Science Librarian – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Reference and Instruction Librarian – College of Charleston Library – Charleston, SC

Librarian – Cumberland County Public Library – Fayetteville, NC

Advanced Jobs

Systems Programmer/Analyst – University of Michigan Library – Ann Arbor, MI

Research Data Programmer – University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI

Head of Knowledge Management – The Morton Arboretum – Lisle, IL

Collections Manager – University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center – Houston, TX

Assistant Digital Archivist – Rockefeller Archive Center – Sleepy Hollow, NY

Digital Asset Manager – Glenstone – Potomac, MD

Student Jobs

Graduate Assistantship in LSU Libraries Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project

LSU Libraries Special Collections Editor, Civil War Book Review

Test Preparation Instructor – Sherwood Test Prep – Baton Rouge, LA

State Library of Louisiana – Baton Rouge, LA

Fall Internship Opportunities – Smithsonian Gardens

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Fall Internship Opportunities – Smithsonian Gardens

Smithsonian Gardens provides an exceptionally well-rounded array of experiences in its intern program thanks to the wide diversity of services it offers to the Smithsonian, the world’s largest museum complex. We accept current and recently graduated undergraduate and graduate students studying horticulture, landscape architecture, museum studies, or other related fields. Selection is based on both an evaluation of the applicant’s application and available positions.

Opportunities include:

  • Orchid Collection Internship
  • Horticulturist Internship (available in summer and fall)
  • Greenhouse Internship
  • Tree Collection/ Arborist Internship (available in summer and fall)
  • Landscape Architecture Internship
  • Education and Outreach Internship
  • Archives of American Gardens Internship


Applications for internships should be received no later than the dates listed below.
Fall Internships: July 1
Winter/Spring Internships: November 1
Summer Internships: February 1

Requirements for applying to the Smithsonian Garden intern program:
Submit an on-line application
Two letters of recommendation
College transcript(s)
Essay describing background, interest in field, career goals and chosen project.
Further details about the internship and how to apply can be found on our website at http://www.gardens.si.edu/get-involved/internships.html .

Librarian – Cumberland County Public Library – Fayetteville, NC


Master of Library Science degree (MLS) required. Must obtain North Carolina Public Library Certification within 18 months of employment.
Trainee: Applicants must have completed at least 75% of required course work towards a MLS and submit a letter from the dean of the library school that states the number of credit hours already obtained and that the candidate can complete all master’s degree requirements within twelve months.


Selected applicant must have or obtain, and maintain a valid North Carolina driver’s license with an acceptable driving record; must have access to transportation; background check with local law enforcement agency required; and must submit to a drug-screening test and receive a negative result for the use of drugs specified in the county policy. Refusal to submit to testing or a confirmed positive test shall be basis for withdrawal of the conditional employment offer.


Performs proactive reference; answers complex customer questions about information and technology resources. Performs intermediate troubleshooting of library equipment. Trains the public in the use of library resources and equipment, including online catalog and databases. Resolves intermediate customer complaints; refers more complex issues to branch manager or Information Services Manager. Knows, enforces, and interprets rules governing the use of the library. Provides in-depth readers’ advisory services. Staffs the online chat reference and text reference services as assigned. Provides one-on-one instruction/training for customers on an appointment basis (Book-a-Librarian). Prepares, presents, and schedules classes on basic and intermediate computer skills for the public. Prepares and presents programming for adult and all-ages audiences. Prepares and presents training for staff on work-related topics (fundamentals of reference, database searching, readers’ advisory, new technology, etc.). Serves as a working member of councils and committees as assigned (adult programming committee, web team, innovation review team, database task force, etc.). Acts as key holder/Person-in-charge in absence of branch manager or department manager. Working with immediate supervisor, may hire, supervise, train, evaluate, and schedule assigned subordinate staff. Provides input on performance evaluations of subordinate staff not directly supervised. Participates in publicity and marketing of library resources and events. Assists in creating and maintaining branch displays of library materials. Writes library-related newspaper columns. Creates brochures and bibliographies on library resources. Performs outreach to community groups and organizations. Hosts and facilitates library book clubs. Assists in compilation and reporting of statistics. Participates in collection maintenance, including weeding and discarding items and identifying and recommending replacement titles and new materials. Keeps up with current trends and issues in librarianship via professional reading and participation in library-related listservs, webinars, etc. Attends off-site professional workshops, trainings, and conferences. Performs other related duties as required or assigned.

Salary: $37,025

Apply by: June 2, 2014

To apply:
We accept on-line applications only. You may complete the application from our website at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/cumberlandcountync/default.cfm
Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed county application.

For additional information contact: Ms. Dagmar Aerdelman at (910) 483-7727 extension 1305, fax: (910) 486-5372, or e-mail: daerdelman@cumberland.lib.nc.us or the Cumberland County Human Resources Department at (910) 678-7653;
Library website: http://www.cumberland.lib.nc.us/ccplsite/

Digital Asset Manager – Glenstone – Potomac, MD


Located on 200 acres in Potomac, Maryland, Glenstone strives to provide visitors with a unique experience through the seamless integration of art, architecture, and landscape. Its first exhibition building was designed by late architect Charles Gwathmey and opened to the public in 2006. It hosts a series of rotating exhibitions with artworks drawn from Glenstone’s permanent collection of post-World War II art. The outdoor landscape is home to monumental sculptures carefully placed amidst rolling pasture and unspoiled woodland. Admission is always free, and visits are scheduled by appointment to encourage an unhurried, intimate engagement between the viewer and their surroundings.

Glenstone is now embarking upon an expansion in order to strengthen its commitment to the viewing public. The centerpiece of this project will be the construction of a new exhibition building designed by Thomas Phifer and Partners. The building will highlight a series of discreet pavilions, or “rooms” surrounding a central water courtyard, many of which will be devoted to single-artist installations. It will provide significantly expanded gallery space and state of the art collection storage. Landscape architects Peter Walker and Partners will also oversee a revised master plan of Glenstone’s outdoor landscape. Finally, the expansion will incorporate a new public entrance and visitor amenities, to support a more comfortable and rewarding visit.

Job Purpose:

To develop detailed requirements for systems to manage Glenstone’s digital assets, including: a Digital Asset Management System (DAMS) and/or Digital Preservation System.

Job Duties:

  • Produce a short and long-range plan as it relates to the creation, management, and use of information, digital assets, and other collections-related assets; deliverable due by end of appointed term.
  • Work closely with IT and other departments to ensure the reliability, security, and accessibility of all digital asset and collections information systems, including managing user groups, permissions, workflows, and reporting.
  • Work with records creators across departments to establish logical file directory structures, naming conventions, metadata standards, and formats for born-digital records and assets.
  • Develop and/or adopt metadata standards for digital assets and collections information.
  • Develop policies, procedures, and workflows for the ingestion of digital assets and collections information into all digital asset and collections information systems. Train staff accordingly and monitor compliance.
  • Develop and implement digital preservation strategies.

Required Qualifications:

  • 3-5 years of experience overseeing digital asset management and/or collections information management in a museum or archival setting.
  • BA or equivalent in Art History, History or Humanities. Advanced degree, preferably MLIS with archival focus, or Museum Studies with Collections Information Management and/or Digital Asset Management focus highly preferred; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of current best practices related to DAMS and collections information metadata, processes, and preservation strategies.
  • Experience selecting and implementing digital asset management and/or collections information management systems.
  • Experience and familiarity with one or more of the leading digital asset management systems, e.g., ADAM, Canto Cumulus, Extensis Portfolio, MeGlenstoneBin, NetXposure, Razuna, Xinet.
  • Familiarity with one or more of the leading ILS or AMS platforms, e.g., Aleph/Voyager, Archivists’ Toolkit, Archon, CollectiveAccess, CuadraSTAR, Koha, Millennium, Omeka.
  • Experience crafting institutional digitization and digital preservation strategies.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience implementing open source software.
  • Familiarity with current cataloging best practices and metadata standards for collections in museums, libraries, and archives, including Cataloging Cultural Objects (CCO), LIDO, CDWA Lite, AAT, ULAN, DACS, EAD, MARC, AACR, LCSH, Dublin Core, PBCore, VRA Core, IPTC Core, XMP, EXIF, METS, MODS, and other standards as appropriate.
  • Ability to work with staff possessing a wide range of technical competence.
  • Experience and/or familiarity with CRM software.

Application Process:

Electronically submit a cover letter, resume, list of three professional references, and a writing sample to HR@glenstone.org, or mail to:
Human Resources Generalist
12002 Glen Road
Potomac, MD 20854

Date Posted: May 20, 2014

Deadline: June 6, 2014

State Library of Louisiana – Baton Rouge, LA

The State Library of Louisiana has TWO positions for SLIS students. These are to be filled immediately. Please submit your applications to the State Librarian, Rebecca Hamiltion.

Must be registered full time for the summer and/or fall semester.
Must be able to work 20 hours between 8-4:30 M-F, exact schedule negotiable.
Must pass a drug test.
Pay is $10 per hour.

Rebecca Hamilton, MLIS
State Librarian/Assistant Secretary
State Library of Louisiana
Office of Lt. Governor Jay Dardenne
701 North 4th Street
Baton Rouge, La. 70802-5232
Phone: 225-342-4923
Fax: 225-219-4804

Archives Collection Manager – Ochsner Health System – New Orleans, LA

General Job Summary:
The Archives Collection Administrator is responsible for overseeing and managing the collection of materials determined to have long-term value to Ochsner Health System. The position requires assessing, acquiring, appraising, organizing, preserving, maintaining, and providing access to records in textual, photographic, audio/visual, and multimedia formats.Identifying items in the collection to educate and create awareness of the institution’ history and achievements including the Ochsner 75th Anniversary. Possessing an understanding of legal issues related to copyright, privacy, and confidentiality in a medical setting for making Ochsner primary source materials and artifacts accessible to various publics and public formats. Facilitating the Ochsner Archives Advisory Board for providing direction and feedback on archival activities. he Archives Collection Administrator demonstrates actions consistent with Ochsner’s “Expectations” as duties are performed on a daily basis.

Required Qualifications:

Education / Certifications / Licensure / Specialized Training
Masters degree from an ALA-accredited academic program or an MA with an archival or history concentration is required.

Experience / Skills
Candidate should have at least three years experience administering a large archives collection including preservation, cataloging, maintenance, online migration, and digitization of various material types.

Abilities / Other
The ideal candidate must have a proven track record of working in a collaborative culture and coordinating and completing projects on schedule with limited resources.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education / Certifications / Licensure / Specialized Training
Graduate Certificate in Archival Studies preferred.

Experience / Skills / Competencies
Must be able to complete work with limited supervision, organize work, manage time, and meet deadlines, interact with other personnel in a professional manner, accept supervision when required, use appropriate references and other resources, have and apply good judgment, and function calmly in pressure situations. Must demonstrate actions consistent with Ochsner’s Expectations as duties are performed on a daily basis.

Abilities / Other
Knowledge of medical history, New Orleans history, and any museum experience is also desired

Essential Position Duties:
1. Collects, preserves, maintains, and catalogs materials related to the history of Ochsner and its system-wide facilities.
2. Promotes history of Ochsner through written articles, display exhibits, multimedia presentations, etc. to medical staff, employees, general public, and news media.
3. Develops and implements digitalization plan for archive collection with a prioritization process for existing and new materials.
4. Facilitates system-wide committee to support historical contributions and events in conjunction with the institution’s 75th Anniversary celebration.
5. Manages administration necessities including environmental needs, annual budget, utilization statistics, and grant projects.

Katie Johnson
Sr. Recruiter
Human Resources | Talent Acquisition
Ochsner Health System kajohnson@ochsner.org


Test Preparation Instructor – Sherwood Test Prep – Baton Rouge, LA

We are seeking test preparation instructors for our GRE and SAT classes. These are part-time positions with classes once per week on Sundays. We seek intelligent, charismatic instructors who have both top test scores and excellent teaching skills. Our company has a social mission to provide top caliber test preparation courses at a value price. Team Sherwood is committed to the social responsibility of accessible test preparation courses: Everyone deserves to put their best score out there.

Salary: $30/hour for GRE and/or SAT classroom instruction.


• Education: Current graduate or professional student (Ph.D. (or equivalent), Master’s, J.D.); or Completed Ph.D. (or equivalent), J.D., or Master’s degree.

• Test Scores: Top-tier test scores on one of the following: GRE, GMAT, LSAT, or SAT.

• Teaching Experience: Have taught at least one university semester/quarter class. Prior university teaching experience is required.

• Quantitative and Verbal Skills: Must have BOTH excellent math and verbal/writing skills. Sherwood Test Prep Instructors teach the entire course.

• Consistent Sunday Commitment: We seek team players who are flexible and can teach on consecutive Sundays throughout the entire year. We only take off four weekends per year (those corresponding to): Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s. Instructors can teach from 3 to 6 hours per weekend.

If interested, please send your (1) Cover Letter, (2) Resume/Vita, and (3) Test Scores to: employment@sherwoodtest.com Interviews and hiring are to commence immediately.

Teaching test preparation is a fun and rewarding experience. As an instructor you will have the opportunity to help bright, high-achieving students achieve their goals and dreams of entering their first choice Universities and programs. We hire good people who are intelligent, compassionate, honorable, and dependable. All test prep instructors are respectfully treated as faculty members and are afforded autonomy and latitude in the courses they teach.

At Sherwood Test Prep, our work is to help others.