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Youth Services Librarian – Palm Beach County Library System – Wellington, FL

www.pbclibrary.org

Position:   Librarian I (Youth Services)

Salary:       $42,714 Annually

Location:  Wellington Branch Library, Wellington, FL

Plans and conducts children’s services that include creative programming, storytelling, reference, collection development and readers’ advisory services for babies, toddlers, school-age children and young adults.  Oversees the Teen Volunteer program; promotes the library to schools, gives tours of the library and represents the library in the community.

Qualifications:  Master’s Degree in Library Science accredited by the American Library Association. Preference Given for Experience:  Public library youth services; using the internet (must specify on application).  Also desirable:  Knowledge of children’s literature (must specify on application).

APPLICATION OPTIONS: Apply online at www.pbclibrary.org; fax your application/resume to (561)616-6893; or mail your application/resume to Palm Beach County Human Resources, 100 Australian Avenue, Suite 300, West Palm Beach, FL 33406. (Phone (561) 616-6888, Fax (561) 616-6893) EO/AA EMPLOYER M/F/D/V/DFWP.

Applications/Resumes for this position must be received by 5:00PM, Friday, October 3rd, 2014.

Paid Internships – National Park Service – Washington, D.C.

Sponsored by the National Park Service and the National Council for Preservation Education

The National Council for Preservation Education (NCPE), in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), offers paid internships in Federal cultural resource program offices and in National Parks, to graduate and undergraduate senior students and recent graduates in academic programs in historic preservation and allied fields such as history, archeology, architecture, and museum studies. Positions will be available this academic year at the National Park Service and the Department of the Interior, in Washington, DC and across the country.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 24, 2014

Applications and instructions for applying will be available at the following websites:

NPS: www.nps.gov/tps/education/internships.htm

NCPE: www.preservenet.cornell.edu/employ/ncpe.php

The National Park Service and partnering agencies will offer internships during the academic year of 2014-2015. This notice covers the period January – May 2015. A separate notice will be distributed in January 2015 for summer 2015 positions. Internships are for 400 hours (usually ten weeks at forty hours per week) and in Washington, DC except where noted. Stipends are issued based on a rate of twelve dollars per hour. The exact starting dates will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

To be eligible, you must be currently enrolled in an academic program in historic preservation or an allied field, or very recently graduated (degree received August 2013 or later). Interns are not eligible to work more than 1200 hours in this program; previous interns in the program must stay within this overall limit.

To submit your application, please scan your materials electronically and email them as a single Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file containing both signed application and transcripts to Cari Goetcheus at the University of Georgia (email: cgoetch@uga.edu). Please adhere to the single .pdf format requirement; processing of your application will be delayed if materials are not received in this form. Name the file with your name in this format: Lastname_Firstname_NCPE_Acad1415. Due to the large number of applications received, please strive to keep files under 3 MB; any files over 3 MB should be submitted in a compressed file format to make transmittal easier.

Submitting hard copies is discouraged as it will also delay application processing, but if electronic submission is not possible, all application materials should be mailed to the National Council for Preservation Education, Attention: Cari Goetcheus, Associate Professor, University of Georgia, College of Environment and Design, 108 Denmark Hall, Athens, GA 30602. Applications must be received no later than October 24, 2014. Please indicate by number the internship(s) in which you are interested, no more than six total (multiple numbers heading a single description count as one choice).

Please be aware that, unless otherwise noted, interns are responsible for travel to and housing at the internship location. This should be kept in mind particularly for those internships in the West. In some cases the supervising office may be able to assist in locating housing but it is ultimately up to the individual accepting the internship to find accommodations.

Also be aware that, due to Government-wide security requirements, a background check will be required for any position which involves access to Government computers, if you are chosen for that position. This will include providing information about recent housing and employment history. The position supervisor will have more information on requirements and procedures at the time of hiring.

Spanish Content Coordinator – HR Anew – Bethesda, MD

Summary

HR Anew is a full service human resources management consulting and professional services firm headquartered in Columbia, MD. Our work is grounded in innovation, thought leadership, and performance excellence as we work in collaboration with clients to recruit, develop professionally, and retain employees. To learn more about HR Anew visit our website at (www.hranew.com). Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

Founded 175 years ago, our federal government client is seeking a candidate for the position of Spanish Content Contributor to embark on a part-time position in Bethesda, MD. The work will be in support of the Spanish version of a major health information/medical/research website.

Our client’s website (Spanish version of site) is a full-featured consumer health information website with hundreds of health topics, information on prescription and over-the-counter medications, thousands of encyclopedia articles with illustrations, videos, tutorials and daily syndicated news. The emphasis of this website is on quality, accuracy, currency and easy-to-read Spanish language consumer health information for Hispanic-Americans. Our client’s website (Spanish version of site) is consistently rated by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) as one of the top U.S. government news and information sites.

The major objective of this position is to provide the maintenance of a high quality, culturally appropriate, user-friendly Spanish language consumer website. The focus of this work will be on providing workflow quality assurance and maintenance of client website (Spanish version of site) topic pages, finding, evaluating and organizing new content and disseminating client website (Spanish version of site) resources, products, tools, and messages to their audience using social media platforms.

Job Duties

The duties of this job include, but are not limited to:
• Review and evaluate health information to determine if it meets the quality guidelines to be linked to from our Client’s en español site. Add or edit information in the Client’s content management system. Maintain high quality database entries according to our Client’s procedures. There are approximately 15 data fields in our Client’s content management system for each item on a health topic page. Recommend changes, updates, corrections and new entries for these pages based on Client’s quality guidelines.

• Conduct review of our Client’s en español site health topic pages. This process, called “topic review” involves looking at the overall topic page through a module in our Client’s content management system to determine if the grouping of links on the page is appropriate in depth and breadth. Also, each link must be checked to ensure it still contains up-to-date information and to see if the information on that page has changed in a way that conflicts with our Client’s quality guidelines or if it should be categorized differently on the topic page. It also involves searching for new information appropriate to include on that topic page. Complete data entry related to the changes. Suggest new sites and features for inclusion in our Client’s en español site.

• Review, select, index and publish daily health news from syndicated health news providers.

• Monitor organizations providing trusted health information to stay aware of new or changed content. Our Client will provide guidance on which organizations to monitor and on the procedures.

• Contribute to tweets for our Client’s Twitter feed and write content for the Client’s “Qué hay de nuevo: Anuncios y páginas recomendadas” page.

• Assist with other maintenance activities for our Client’s en español site.

Requirements

REQUIREMENTS (KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, SKILLS & ABILITIES):

• Must be able to read, write and speak both Spanish and English in a business/professional setting and at the consumer level. Professional experience in a bilingual setting is desired. Native Spanish speaker preferred.

• Has working knowledge of or a particular interest in the U.S. Hispanic community.

• Experience with or interest in consumer-level health information, health, wellness or the biomedical sciences. Awareness of culturally-appropriate Spanish for the U.S. Hispanic community.

• Understanding about the important of accuracy with health information.

• At least one year of experience with evaluating or working with health information.

• Excellent interpersonal, verbal, written, and organizational skills. Must be able to work both independently and as part of a motivated and productive team.

• Ability to follow rigorous and complex procedures.

• Must have close attention to detail.

• Ability to work in a database or content management system. Training in the system will be provided, but the individual must have a high comfort level learning systems, inputting data, and searching or using other available tools from the system.

• Ability to work independently and in a team.

• Comfort working in a fast-paced environment.

• Strong critical thinking and analysis skills.

Education

• Requires a master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or from a master’s level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country.)

HR Anew offers competitive compensation and employee benefits include medical, dental, vision, prescription, 401K, vacation leave, sick leave, personal leave, holidays, 401K, life insurance AD&D insurance, and more. EOE. For immediate consideration, apply online at
https://www.pcrecruiter.net/pcrbin/reg1.aspx?r=N0MWj30HQDM8D4xjAUow3cpES7znn4AbDnakuFOLD9klycksdeCPpzkV

HR Anew conducts reference checks, background investigations, and/or skills testing; and maintain an alcohol and drug-free workplace.

College Librarian / Associate Director – Yale-NUS College – Singapore

Yale-NUS College in Singapore invites applications and nominations for the position of College Librarian / Associate Director, Educational Resources and Technology. The College, now in its second year, embraces a complex curriculum that reaches across a variety of disciplines and introduces a range of global perspectives, encourages active student participation in their education, offers extensive international and professional experiences, and promotes a vigorous residential co-curricular life. The College Librarian / Associate Director, Educational Resources and Technology will help establish services, collections, and spaces to advance these educational priorities.

This position is a unique opportunity for a progressive library leader energized by the challenges of founding a new academic library at a college with innovation at the core of its mission.

These challenges include:

– implementing acquisition and collection development methods that balance the needs of a broad liberal arts curriculum and faculty research,

– partnering with faculty to find creative ways to make information and digital literacy vital to the student learning experience,

– working concertedly with educational technologists to support teaching and research that make ambitious use of library and digital resources.

 

For more information and to apply, please visit http://www.yale-nus.edu.sg/careers/administration/apply/college-librarian-associate-director-educational-resources-technology/.

The review of applications is ongoing and will continue until the position is filled.

Librarian II – Jefferson Parish, LA

EXAMINATION IS ANNOUNCED TO ESTABLISH AN EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBLITY LIST TO FILL ONE (1) CURRENT WEST JEFFERSON VACANCY AND FUTURE VACANCIES AS THEY OCCUR.

Kind of Work:

The purpose of this position is to perform professional level library work involving the independent application of professional library techniques and procedures. Develops and implements a variety of library-related programs and activities for children, including story times, library tours, and instructional classes. Develops and implements activities for and promotes participation in the library’s summer reading program. Develops and implements public relations campaigns of various forms to promote and disseminate information to large groups, youths, and parents. Employee assists with collection development, including weeding of the collection. Performs related work as required. Position requires driving of a personal vehicle, thus possession of a valid driver’s license, acceptable driving record, and personal automobile with minimum liability insurance available for business use (business travel is reimbursed on a mileage basis) will be given preference.

NOTE: Work schedules include evening and weekend assignments; employee may also be required to adjust work hours or report to and work at the East and West bank locations as duties require or as directed.

Minimum Qualifications For Admission to Examination:

Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an institution accredited by the American Library Association.

Kind of Examination:

(ENTRANCE AND PROMOTIONAL)

The examination will consist of a rating of training and experience to determine grade and rank on the eligible list. Proof of education is required in the form of college diplomas or transcripts and must be submitted to receive rank on register. Applicants must also supply complete and accurate information concerning their previous training and experience including a detailed description of their work experience, the names and addresses of all previous employers, and the dates of employment. The information is subject to verification. The Personnel Department reserves the right to determine the quality and quantity of education and experience.

http://agency.governmentjobs.com/jeffparish/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=969366

Processing Archivist – Princeton University Library – Princeton, NJ

The Princeton University Library is one of the world’s leading research libraries, serving a diverse community of 5200 undergraduates, 2600 graduate students, 853 faculty, and visiting scholars. Its holdings include more than 7 million printed volumes, 5 million manuscripts, 2 million non-print items, & extensive collections of digital text, data, and images. The Library employs a staff of more than 300 staff members working in a large central library, 9 branches, and 3 storage facilities.

Major Responsibilities

The Department of Rare Books & Special Collections seeks a service-oriented professional for the arrangement and description of manuscript collections, personal papers, and other materials in the Manuscripts Division.  Personal papers of Latin American literary, cultural, and political figures will constitute a major part of the position’s workload. U.S. historical collections are also significant. The Processing Archivist will participate in committee work. This position supervises student workers assigned to processing tasks & reports to the Special Collections Team Leader.

Essential Qualifications

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration in archives management, or advanced degree in an allied discipline with experience in archives or special collections; hands-on manuscripts processing experience, including application of standards for manuscript & archival description such as DACS, EAD, & EAC-CPF; familiarity with current developments in processing procedures, along with flexibility and adaptability in the context of conceptual & technological change; ability to compose clear, concise descriptions, as demonstrated in a finding aid/other functional document; strong analytical, problem-solving, decision-making skills; demonstrated ability to work in a collegial team environment & to communicate effectively; good reading knowledge of Spanish, with demonstrated application in a library or research setting.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in training & supervision; technical services use of an integrated library system & a system such as Archivists’ Toolkit; knowledge/awareness of current trends in digitization of rare/unique original research materials, & of metadata formats such as MODS and METS; knowledge of XSLT, XQuery or other scripting languages; advanced degree in Latin American studies, especially literature since the 1950s; good reading knowledge of other Western European languages relevant to the manuscript collections

Princeton offers competitive salaries & a comprehensive benefits program responsive to the needs of its diverse staff. The comprehensive benefits program includes health & life insurance coverage, pension benefits, flexible spending accounts, income protection in the event of short- and long-term disabilities, benefits for employee education, children’s tuition grants, as well as vacation, holidays, and personal days. This is a Full Time Position & may work evenings or weekend hours from time to time.

Review of applications will begin immediately & will continue until the position is filled. Applications will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: http://www.princeton.edu/jobs & must include a resume, cover letter, & a list of three references with contact information. This position is subject to the University’s background check policy.

Princeton is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their service to the Library, to the diversity & excellence of our academic community. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer & all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.