Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship

The Darien Library is now accepting applications for the 2016-2018 Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship. Recent and upcoming graduates are encouraged to apply. For additional details, please see the posting below, or contact me, Claire Moore, at fellowship@darienlibrary.org.

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Fellowship

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

 Harold McGraw 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 September 1, 2015 and September 1, 2016.

Applications will be due April 1, 2016. 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.


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

June 30, 2018.


The Fellow will be paid initially at the Connecticut Library Association

MLS minimum salary for entry-level positions (for 2015: $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 readers’ 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.

Smithsonian Libraries 2016 Professional Development Internships-locations vary

The Smithsonian Libraries is pleased to offer five paid internship opportunities for the summer of 2016.  Projects topics are diverse and include art history research, collections assessment, educational program development and more.Applications are due January 15th, 2016. Full project descriptions, qualifications and application instructions may be found here: http://library.si.edu/2016ProfDev

Art Deco Lighting Research
Location: Cooper Hewitt National Design Library (New York, NY)

This intern will collaborate with staff to research art deco lighting designs found in the library’s E.F. Caldwell Lighting collection (http://library.si.edu/digital-library/collection/caldwell). The goal of the project is to uncover the diverse art deco patterns that Caldwell created for commercial, public, and residences through the country with a focus on major commissions in Chicago with the aim of producing an online resource in the future.  The intern will have the opportunity to investigate online display options and make recommendations based on the platforms and tools available, which may include social media and the Smithsonian Libraries blog.

Art Deco Trade Literature Research
Location: National Museum of American History Library (Washington, DC)

The NMAH Library contains one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of trade literature in the country as well as a significant collection of world’s fairs materials; all of which contain large numbers of items from the Art Deco period that describe buildings, ornamentation, fashion, and other areas of American life at that time. The Intern will learn to assess the trade literature and world’s fairs collections and identify materials in both collections that address the Art Deco period in Chicago, Illinois.  The intern will develop an excel spreadsheet to collect the information needed to document the materials available.  This information will be used to develop a plan to digitize the materials identified as a discrete digital collection mounted on SIL’s website.

Biodiversity Heritage Library Collections Assessment
Location: National Museum of Natural History (Washington, DC)

Smithsonian Libraries seeks an enthusiastic, user-focused graduate student to support the continued development of a methodology for conducting a collections analysis of a consortial digital library. The focus of the assessment project is on the Biodiversity Heritage Library (BHL: http://www.biodiversitylibrary.org). The intern will collaborate with staff to utilize and evaluate the BHL collections assessment methodology developed in a pilot study by SI Librarians. This taxonomic and bibliographic analysis is intended to determine collection comprehensiveness for subject specialists using the BHL. The intern will help document this workflow, and provide suggestions for the further iterative development of the processes and/or tools developed for this purpose.

Connecting International Smithsonian Research
Location: Primarily the National Museum of Natural History, with some work in other locations on the National Mall (Washington, DC).

The Office of International Relations and the Smithsonian Libraries in conjunction with the Field Book Project propose a summer internship to assist in identifying past and current Smithsonian natural science research in countries with a population of under a million. Students will help to identify related research by utilizing Smithsonian Library resources, field documentation in NMNH and SIA previously identified and cataloged by Field Book Project, as well as pan institutional search tools to begin preparing a comprehensive resource list of: type and location of research, associated programming, researchers, publications, concise summaries of the research impact, and types of related resources.  This will involve potential review of publication data, grant data, and archival research.

Educational Programs and Resource Development
Location: National Museum of Natural History (Washington, DC)

Intern will collaborate with the Smithsonian Libraries Education Specialist to identify and help develop new educational resources for a k-12 digital audience. This might include contextualizing images, applying common core standards, researching online educational experiences, developing program ideas, and assisting with and attending family programs.

Please see our webpage for additional information: http://library.si.edu/2016ProfDev

County Librarian (Madera,California)

 The Madera County Human Resources/Operations Division would like to announce an exciting career opportunity for experienced, progressive and dynamic individuals interested in becoming Madera County’s next County Librarian.

This position works closely with, advises, and makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors, other elected officials, the County Administrative Officer, other Department Heads, and appropriate boards, commissions, committees, employees, and employee groups. The incumbent will plan, direct, manage, and oversee the functions, operations, and programs of the Madera County Library System.

Madera County is just a short drive from Fresno, California and offers a low cost of living, ample recreational opportunities, competitive salaries, and an excellent benefits package (including an enhanced 2.7% @ 55 CalPERS retirement benefit formula for classic members).

We solicit your assistance in passing this information along to qualified individuals who may have an interest in this position. Interested individuals wishing to be considered for this position must submit an application, resume, and supplemental questions either online at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/maderacountyca/default.cfm or to my attention at the Madera County Human Resources/Operations Division no later than 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 16, 2015, which is the final filing date for the County Librarian recruitment.

Should you have any questions, please feel free to contact our office at (559) 675-7705.

Weekly Roundup – September 4, 2015

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Social Sciences Research and Instruction Librarian – Tisch Library – Tufts University – Medford/Somerville, MA

Social Sciences Research and Instruction Librarian – Tisch Library – (15001404)

The Tisch Library at Tufts University supports teaching, learning, and the creation and dissemination of scholarship in the School of Arts & Sciences and School of Engineering. With an ambitious strategic plan and research agenda, Tufts is a dynamic institution rising in prominence. Through the provision of collections, subject expertise, and technology-rich research and learning environments Tisch library plays critical role helping advance the mission of the University.

The Research & Instruction Department provides and develops services to meet the information needs of the students, faculty, and staff in the School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering. Reporting to the Team Lead for Sciences and Social Sciences, the successful candidate will partner with faculty and students to assess needs and identify opportunities to collaborate; incorporate information resources into the curriculum; design course-based and open workshops; provide research consultation services; and develop new services and programs to support teaching, learning, and scholarship in the social sciences. Hallmarks of success will include building strong partnerships, deepening engagement, contributing to strategic user services projects and initiatives, and leveraging technology to collaborate with students, faculty and staff. As a member of the Research & Instruction Department, this librarian will participate in the First Year Education Program, provide drop-in reference services, serve on Tisch Library and interlibrary teams, and help build a culturally diverse educational environment reflecting the library’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Basic Requirements:
• BA or BS; Master of Library Science or equivalent experience working in a research or academic setting.
• Understanding of the teaching, learning, and research environments in the Social Sciences.
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
• User-centered service orientation with a demonstrated awareness of current trends in libraries and higher education.
• Ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse community.
• Ability to work collaboratively and independently.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Undergraduate degree concentrated in the Social Sciences, or equivalent knowledge of the disciplines.
• Experience working with social scientists in an academic or research environment.
• Demonstrated teaching ability.
• Skill in developing, organizing, and maintaining web-based information resources.
• Familiarity with principles of scholarly communications, data management and curation practices in the Social Sciences.
• Desire to learn user needs and recommend solutions to improve library service.

Tufts University is an AA/EO employer and actively seeks candidates from diverse backgrounds. Please see the Tufts University non-discrimination statement.
Primary Location: United States-Massachusetts-Medford/Somerville
Job: Library
Organization: Tisch Library
Employee Status: Regular

Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Jun 25, 2015, 1:57:58 PM

Apply online:  http://tufts.taleo.net/careersection/iam/accessmanagement/login.jsf?lang=en&redirectionURI=http%3A%2F%2Ftufts.taleo.net%2Fcareersection%2Fapplication.jss%3Flang%3Den%26type%3D1%26csNo%3D10061%26portal%3D8240432407%26reqNo%3D32440%26isOnLogoutPage%3Dtrue&TARGET=http%3A%2F%2Ftufts.taleo.net%2Fcareersection%2Fapplication.jss%3Flang%3Den%26type%3D1%26csNo%3D10061%26portal%3D8240432407%26reqNo%3D32440%26isOnLogoutPage%3Dtrue


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Instructional Design Librarian – SUNY Cobleskill, New York

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Department: Library
Locations: Cobleskill, NY
Posted: Jun 17, ’15
Type: Full-time
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About SUNY Cobleskill:


SUNY Cobleskill is seeking talented and innovative faculty to join the college community as we build a new vision for our second century as a college of agriculture and technology. Offering associate’s and bachelor’s degrees in more than fifty programs, SUNY Cobleskill values innovative teaching and faculty who are committed to engaging pedagogies, collaborative and interdisciplinary endeavors, global perspectives, applied learning including internships and undergraduate research, and high levels of interaction with students.

Job Description:


Working collaboratively with faculty and students, the Instructional Design Librarian will ensure a meaningful Library presence in both online and face-to-face courses. They will be responsible for mediating the intersection of information literacy instruction, instructional design and learning technologies; and for providing leadership in effective teaching pedagogy. This is a 12-month tenure track position.


  • Lead the Library’s information literacy program; conducting online and face-to-face instructional sessions using current and emerging technologies.
  • Serve as a key member of the Center of Excellence in Learning & Teaching (CELT) team to facilitate creation of Library initiatives to support online learning, including development of the Library’s presence in the College’s course management system.
  • Develop and share best practices for innovative teaching techniques and teaching information literacy across multiple platforms.
  • Participate in reference services including some nights and weekends.
  • Serve as liaison to assigned academic departments.



  • A Master’s degree in Librarianship/Information Sciences from an ALA accredited program.
  • Experience teaching information literacy sessions.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively use emerging library and teaching/learning technologies, including course management systems.
  • Academic background, coursework or relevant experience in instructional design.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to create online media using tools such as Camtasia and Adobe Captivate.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues.
  • Enthusiasm for forwarding the mission of the College and the Library.


  • Previous work experience in an academic library setting.
  • Master’s degree in Instructional Design or Education, or comparable specialization.
  • Instructional experience with online course management systems.
  • Experience leading an information literacy program.
  • Experience providing academic reference services.
  • Experience creating LibGuides.
  • Experience working with first year experience programs.
  • Advanced assessment knowledge.

Additional Information:

  • Salary Range:  $50,000 – $55,000
  • This position offers full New York State benefits which are among the most comprehensive in the country.
  • SUNY Cobleskill is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community for our students and employees.  To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the successful completion of the background check.

Application Instructions:

Applications received by July 17, 2015 will be given first consideration.  The position will remain open until filled.  Completed application consists of the following:

  1. Letter of application, addressing qualifications for this position and  alignment with college values.
  2. Copies of official transcripts (originals required if hired).
  3. Current CV, with names, emails and phone numbers of at least three professional references.