Contract Taxonomist-Sunnyvale, CA

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Data Analyst Position | Sunnyvale, CA, United States

Are you the sort of person who compulsively corrects others’ grammar? Does a disorganized sock drawer keep you from sleep? Walmart wants you! Spend your days deep in discussion with research scientists! Watch your friends’ faces contort in bewilderment at your business card: “Taxonomist.” Walmart needs a hyper-intelligent, detail-oriented person with structured data experience to work with a team of top-notch research scientists, engineers and product managers in creating THE next-generation product taxonomy for the world’s largest retailer. Join us, and take advantage of a rare opportunity to change the way people interact with, and advertise on, the web.

Walmart is reinventing product data, focusing on user intent and desire instead of systematic keywords. We are setting out to build a wildly beautiful product that humanizes and refines the shopping experience. We are gunning to change an industry – blending bleeding edge technology built by some of the smartest PhDs on the planet, artistic depth and visual aesthetics created by visionary designers, and insights gleaned from years of search marketing – to build the most elegant, profitable and scalable solution around. Be part of a Fortune 1 company, touch the lives of millions of people around the world, and build the ‘Mint’ for product data.


  • Assist with taxonomy and categorization build-out efforts, including development, deployment, and maintenance

·       Interact with internal stakeholders, including product managers and research specialists, to ensure that the taxonomies being built meet end-user needs

  • Become a power user of our internally-developed tools to accelerate the development of our structured data efforts
  • Serve as a proactive feedback loop to the research and product teams, improving internal taxonomical structures as well as the processes used to build and maintain our taxonomies

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, structured thinker
  • An abiding love for classification and interest in taxonomy, metadata and controlled vocabularies
  • BS degree in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) or equivalent experience with language-oriented, technical/scientific discipline
  • Experience creating, implementing, and maintaining taxonomies, thesauri, or similar structured data a huge plus
  • Ability to work well with team members across multiple functions (engineering, research, product).
  • Proficient in MS Excel, coupled with strong technical aptitude.  Familiarity with relational databases, XML/XSLT and structured query languages a plus
  • Strong teamwork, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Experience with retail product data management
  • Have a bias toward action and an eagerness to be part of a fun, hard-working team

Business and Public Administration Liaison Librarian, Penn State University Libraries, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Business and Public Administration Liaison Librarian
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries
Penn State Harrisburg, Middletown, PA

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invite applicants for the position of Business and Public Administration Reference Librarian at the Penn State Harrisburg Library.  This tenure-track faculty position will serve as the subject specialist and liaison for Penn State Harrisburg’s School of Business Administration ( and School of Public Affairs (  Additionally, the position will also serve as liaison to the Homeland Security programs through Penn State’s World Campus (   The Business and Public Administration Reference Librarian is a member of the University Libraries faculty and works as a member of the Penn State Harrisburg Library public services team.  Required duties include reference desk coverage; liaison responsibilities with the School of Business and the School of Public Affairs at Penn State Harrisburg and its research centers and special projects; subject-related instruction, workshops, and research assistance; collection development in specific areas of business, public affairs, and reference; and provision of services as one of four services coordinators.  New faculty benefit from the strong mentoring program developed by the University Libraries to support new faculty in tenure-track appointments in fulfilling expectations in the areas of librarianship, research, and service.

REQUIREMENTS: This position requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent); experience with reference and bibliographic instruction; demonstrated knowledge of academic and library social media applications; strong knowledge of print and electronic information resources; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work independently and collaboratively; facility with emerging technologies; and the potential to achieve the requirements for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service.  Some evening and/or weekend work is required. Preferred qualifications include at least one year of post MLS experience with relevant reference and instruction experience at an academic or research library. An advanced degree or graduate level study in business or public affairs-related areas is desirable. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply.

ENVIRONMENT: Penn State Harrisburg is located in Middletown, Pennsylvania.  The campus is just east of Harrisburg, the state capital, and about one and one half hours from Philadelphia and Baltimore, and two hours from University Park and Washington, D.C.  The three-story, 115,000-square-foot, technologically advanced academic research library includes 300,000 volumes, more than 600 journals, and 1.3 million microforms. With access to nearly 750 databases and 110,000 online full-text journals through the Penn State University Libraries, the facility provides extensive support to online and remote users.   The college offers 35 baccalaureate degree programs, 25 master degree programs, and three doctoral programs.  Penn State Harrisburg also offers the first two years of study leading to more than 160 baccalaureate majors offered throughout the Penn State system.  There are approximately 4,678 students.  More details about the Penn State Harrisburg Library can be found at  Information about the college and surrounding area can be located at

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS: Salary and rank are dependent upon qualifications.  Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, State or TIAA-CREF retirement options, and educational privileges.  In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually.  Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online.  To apply, please visit   To be considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses).   Review of applications will begin January 4, 2016 and continue until position is filled.  Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at

Digital Resources Librarian-Sam Houston State University

Sam Houston State University-


DIGITAL RESOURCES LIBRARIAN: Tenure-track, assistant professor, 12-month position. Sam Houston State University library is looking for an innovative and dynamic individual to provide leadership in planning, selection and organizing digital projects for an institutional repository. Creates digital collections including metadata for applications such as photographic collections, archives, manuscripts music and video; develops guidelines for access and use. Supervises the training of staff and students in imaging technology using ContentDM, DSpace, image editing software and digitization hardware; should be familiar with metadata standards. Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement projects. Good organization skills and an aptitude for complex analytical and detailed work. Our campus of over 20,000 students is located 50 minutes north of Houston in Huntsville, Texas. The Digital Resources Librarian is involved with library teams and other professional/scholarly activities in keeping with university faculty guidelines. Requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited institution. Experience with creation and/or management of digital objects in various formats, and digital image technologies. Knowledge of DSpace is desired and academic library experience is preferred. Minimum salary of $48,000, dependent upon qualifications and experience. Materials will be reviewed and accepted until the position is filled. Please visit Sam Houston State University’s online employment site to begin the application process. The Library’s home page is htttp://library Sam Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks m accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Business Manager, St. John the Baptist Parish Library, LaPlace, LA

St John the Baptist Parish Library Job Description

Position: Business Manager

Classification: Administrative Services

Supervisor: Director

Job Objective: The business manager maintains orderly and precise control of business activity; financial management including budget, accounting, purchasing and general business functions and human resource activities; hiring, discipline and performance of staff. Also, works with Director to prepare and monitor the operating and capital budgets.

General Statement: This is a professional full-time, exempt position. Must be available to work evenings, weekends and holidays when necessary. Must oversee and participate in two audits per year. Salary is based on experience.


1. Assist Library System in reaching goals and objectives.

2. To track, prepare and pay-out accounts payable while maintaining all necessary records in a timely and orderly manner.

3. Analyze data to ensure that the library is on track to meet financial goals.

4. Develop and implement budgets

5. To assist the Director in the preparation of reports and budget

6. Ensure the department complies with company polices

7. Ensure workers have the resources to complete their work

8. Assess the performance of the department against goals and plans

9. Perform human resource activities such as performance evaluations, hiring and discipline

10. Direct the flow of communications within and outside the company

11. Oversee billing and accounting, human resources, contract development and oversight, and records management.

12. To prepare and code checks/statements and all other applicable materials for the CPA in a timely manner

13. To track employee time and prepare payroll, paychecks and all associated payments and records in a timely manner

14. To prepare and file federal and state financial and employee pay reports.

15. To supervise use, maintenance and repair of office machines and equipment.

16. To prepare purchase orders, order and track office and building supplies

17. To collect system receipts and prepare deposits

18. To maintain correspondence, vendor and business files in an orderly manner

19. To maintain confidentiality of all internal library business affairs and personnel actions

20. To follow the policies and procedures established in the library policy and operations manuals and by memo from the Director

21. To work cooperatively and in professional harmony with staff members/ administrators and the community


* Master Degree in Accounting from accredited College/University or Ten years equivalent experience.

* Knowledge of Quick Books, MS Office.

Please send resume, letter of application and three professional references to Natalie D. Beam, St. John Parish Library, 2920 Hwy 51, LaPlace, LA 70069 or

Reference/Instruction Librarian – Mississippi College

Reference/Instruction Librarian

Leland Speed Library

Mississippi College

Brief Description: Mississippi College is seeking an energetic librarian to be part of a team providing instructional and reference services to the university community.  The university is engaged in an exciting initiative to integrate information literacy throughout the undergraduate curriculum.  This position calls for extensive collaboration with other faculty and university colleagues in the design, delivery, and assessment of our information literacy program.  The teaching of information literacy competencies is a major component of this job. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to help shape and influence the information literacy program.

The Reference Librarian is a member of the Reference Services team responsible for providing the Library’s instructional and reference functions. This librarian also serves as the liaison to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences.  This position is a full-time twelve month faculty position without tenure.  The salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Minimum Education Required: MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program.

Experience: Preferred – Two years post-MLS professional academic reference and instructional experience.

Reports to:  Library Director

Knowledge and Skills Needed: 

·      Experience with outreach, student engagement, and instruction in an academic library.

  • Knowledge of reference and research skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; interpersonal skills consistent with a commitment to user-center library services, including flexibility, enthusiasm, and approachability
  • Ability to manage change and work in a team environment.  Willingness to collaborate and communicate with team members and maintain effective working relationships with the public and university colleagues
  • Awareness of current concerns and developments in higher education, academic libraries and library technology.

·      Ability and desire to learn and implement appropriate technologies


·      Participates in collaborative efforts with other librarians and university faculty to develop, deliver, and assess information literacy instruction. Prepares online and print research guides to augment instruction and to assist faculty and student researchers.

·      Works regular shifts at the reference desk, including some nights and weekends.

·      Serves as liaison to the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, providing collection development assistance and outreach to these departments.

·      In conjunction with the Library Director, establishes mutually agreeable goals toward improving library systems and services, with periodic evaluation of progress.

·      Serves on appropriate university committees.

·      Participates in the completion of other library projects as assigned by the Library Director, depending on additional expertise, interests and the needs of the library.

·      Participates in developing marketing and outreach materials using various avenues including library tutorials, LibGuides, social media, web pages, and print publications.

Context: Founded in 1826, Mississippi College is a private, comprehensive, Christian university affiliated with the Mississippi Baptist Convention. MC offers over 80 undergraduate majors, 15 graduate programs and has an enrollment of approximately 5,100 students. Leland Speed Library is viewed as a vital part of the academic program of the university.  The main campus is located in Clinton, MS which is about 10 miles west of the capital city of Jackson.

To apply for this position return a cover letter, a completed Mississippi College Faculty Application, and a curriculum vitae to Kathleen Hutchison, Library Director, Mississippi College, 200 South Capitol Street, Clinton, MS  39058 or email to  A Mississippi College Faculty application can be found at  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled with preference given applications received by January 4, 2016.  Applicants may be asked for professional references and further information after initial reviews. Employment is contingent upon successful background verification.

**For a more detailed description of responsibilities and position requirements, please visit

Library Page – South Whatcom Library-Bellingham, WA

Page – South Whatcom Library: The Whatcom County Library System is accepting applications for a part-time Library Page position at the South Whatcom Library. *This job opportunity does not represent a new position, but rather a replacement position at WCLS.* The Page sorts and shelves books and other library materials alpha/numerically; performs shelf reading and reorganizes shelves for correct location of materials and attractive appearance of shelves; performs minor repairs on books and library materials; assists patrons with basic circulation tasks; and other similar duties. Must be 16 years or older to apply. Requires the ability to speak and understand English. Ten regularly scheduled weekly hours plus substitute hours. $10.49 per hour. Apply by Saturday, December 5th. Full posting and application instructions available at:

DUTIES: Sorts and shelves books and other library materials alpha/numerically; performs shelf reading and reorganizes shelves for correct location of materials and attractive appearance of shelves; performs minor repairs on books and library materials; assists patrons with basic circulation tasks; and other similar duties.

QUALIFICATIONS: Ability to gain working knowledge of Whatcom County Library System’s policies and procedures; ability to act as a representative of Whatcom County Library System to the public and uphold intellectual freedom standards; ability to perform alpha/numeric filing accurately; ability to learn and utilize the Dewey Decimal System; ability to check materials in and out on the Horizon circulation system; ability to establish priorities and organize workload; ability to maintain tact, courtesy, confidentiality, and strict discretion in dealing with the public; ability to maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere.  Work requires considerable physical effort in the handling of materials up to 30 pounds and/or continual standing or walking 90%+ of the time.  Requires the ability to speak and understand English.  Must be 16 years or older to apply.

Associate Dean of Library, Murfreesboro, TN

Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, TN (30 miles southeast of Nashville) invites applications for a 12 month, tenure-track faculty position (#401030) appointment. Applications must meet the experience and scholarship requirements needed for possible tenure upon appointment at the rank of associate professor.

University Expectations : Excellence in teaching, research/creative activities, and service is expected for all positions. MTSU seeks candidates committed to using integrative technologies in teaching.

The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of James E. Walker Library. The portfolio of responsibilities for this position include a primary focus upon the leadership and development of the library’s assessment program and the use of the data to drive library effectiveness, assist the dean in the overall operation of the library, and oversight of the library’s tenure and promotion process.

The Associate Dean will work closely with the Dean and the leadership team of the library to sustain an effective, user focused library. The Associate Dean will contribute to the overall management of the library operations and advise the Dean on policy, personnel, and budgeting. The Associate Dean responsibilities will include systematic assessment and analysis of the user experience in library services, facility use and collections with the development of user studies and surveys to inform effectiveness of organizational structures and facility design.

The successful candidate will have broad experience in the operation of academic library, enjoy the collaborative environment to develop new services and strengthen the library’s programs.

Specific duties:

1. Assessment

a. Develop a program of assessment to document effectiveness of ongoing operations to be used in management decisions and guidance for staffing and organizational changes

b. Provide supportive data and trend information for budget and operational decisions

c. Develop an organized source of assessment data for general use by library faculty and staff

d. Provide assessment guidance to staff and faculty to develop assessment skills

e. Conduct large scale surveys such as LibQual as needed

f. Work with campus Institutional Effectiveness and Research to better utilize survey tools administered by the campus, apply information gathered by the campus for library purposes.

g. Complete annual reports to professional associations, campus offices, and as needed for accreditation reports and external reviews.

2. Organizational Growth and Professional Development

a. Guide the development faculty tenure and promotion process.

b. Develop and coordinate a program for internal learning opportunities to share assessment and data analysis through seminars faculty presentations

c. Identify professional development needs and provide development opportunities

d. Advise the Dean in policy, effective facility and organizational design and improvements in service, technology access

e. Oversee recruitment process of faculty

Required Education: Master’s in Library or Information Science accredited by the American Library Association or its equivalent.

Other Desirable: Candidates with academic and administrative experience will receive special consideration.

Salary and Benefits: Salary commensurate with education and experience.

Apply at:

If you have position specific questions, please contact Dean Bonnie Allen at 615-898-2773 or