Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Electronic Resources Specialist, Dartmouth College Library, Hanover

Dartmouth College Library seeks a talented, capable individual to join the Acquisitions Services Department in the position of Electronic Resources Specialist.

Position Purpose:  Under minimal supervision, specializes in the acquisition and access management of electronic resources. Serves as a resource and point person for library bibliographers and Library staff with requests, questions, and problems related to electronic resources. Assists individual staff and library committees in the management of information relating to electronic resources (e.g. license contracts, use statistics, access protocols, renewal information, etc.). Provides support to students, faculty, library staff and other library users with access problems. Provides leadership to one or more special project teams and participates in training of new staff members. Works in a multi-system, multi-platform technical environment, utilizing an array of complex automated information systems in performance of acquisitions.

Skills & Knowledge:
  • Experience with and ability to use a wide range of information technologies, including multiple computing platforms (Macintosh, PC) and the internet. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication and organizational skills and technical computer-related problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in complex and changing electronic environment.
  • HTML/XTML knowledge highly desirable.
  • Working knowledge of one or more foreign languages desirable.
  • Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse community.
Minimum Experience:    Experience with library automated systems and with digital resources, such as electronic journals and databases.

Minimum Education:  Bachelor’s degree or the equivalent experience.   
This is a full-time position, 37.5 hours/week. 

RANK AND SALARY: Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Full benefits package including vacation, personal days; comprehensive health care; retirement plans, including TIAACREF.

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.   

GENERAL INFORMATION: Dartmouth College is a highly selective undergraduate college with distinguished graduate schools of business, engineering, medicine and 20 graduate programs primarily in the sciences. Dartmouth has remained at the forefront of American higher education since 1769. At the heart of Dartmouth College is one of the oldest research libraries in the United States. Nine libraries distributed across various academic centers, house the 3 million volume collection and provide access to a rich array of digital resources supported by a technically robust network environment. The Library fosters intellectual growth and advances the teaching and research missions of the College by supporting excellence and innovation in education and research, managing and delivering scholarly content, and partnering in the development and dissemination of new scholarship.

Review of applications will begin June 1, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled.
To see the complete job description and to apply online please go to https://searchjobs.dartmouth.edu/postings/30696

Cataloging Bibliographer, YBP, Contoocook

Cataloging Bibliographer
YBP (Yankee Book Peddler)
Contoocook, NH

To apply visit our careers page at http://www.ebscohost.com/careers. (the position will be listed under YBP.)

Performs subject analysis and classification on a broad range and depth of materials. Materials analyzed include print, visual, audio and digital resources. Classification and subject headings assigned by the Cataloging Bibliographer are used to support approval plan profiling and order fulfillment. Creates metadata records at full level RDA standard to support the provision of products supplied by Library Technical Services to accompany purchased content.

Primary Responsibilities:

(The following statements describe the general nature of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Additional duties may be assigned by Management):
  • Assigns Library of Congress Subject Headings and appropriate sub-headings following SCM and LCSH rules.
  • Assigns Library of Congress Classification and cutter numbers following LCC and CSM instructions.
  • Assigns Dewey Decimal Classification using the full current edition.
  • Assigns Medical Subject Headings (MeSH) and appropriate sub-heading strings.
  • Assigns National Library of Medicine classification.
  • Assigns Canadian literature, history and KF modified classification as appropriate.
  • Assigns library-specific cuttering and shelflisting as required.
  • Creates full-level cataloging in MARC (or other metadata format) following RDA and Library of Congress-Program for Cooperative Cataloging Policy Statements.
  • Searches OCLC’s bibliographic utility, LC catalog and authorities, and customer online catalogs as necessary.
  • Upgrades LC CIP records and other less-than-full-level records.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science required OR 2 years Cataloging in a library or library service provider setting.
  • 1+ year experience with MS Word and Excel
Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in library technical services or knowledge of library operations preferred.
  • Experience using LC Classweb, OCLC Connexion, Cataloger’s Desktop and/or WebDewey.
  • Experience assigning Library of Congress and/or Dewey classification numbers.
  • Experience searching authority files
  • Experience using the Library of Congress Subject Cataloging Manual and performing subject analysis
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying current cataloging guidelines (RDA).
  • Demonstrated proficiency in applying current MARC 21 Bibliographic standards to monographs cataloging.
  • Knowledge of the Library of Congress classification system and subject headings.
  • Broad knowledge of all the functions of the Cataloging Unit and of the LTS Department.
  • Knowledge of and compliance with LTS quality assurance standards.
  • Understands and supports the goals and values of LTS; models and actively communicates them effectively.
  • Demonstrates mastery of job duties, requiring no supervisor follow up.
  • Understands all of the company processes and functions that have an impact upon or are impacted by the work of the Unit.
  • Knows and appropriately follows the company’s hierarchy.
  • Ability to work in a production environment.
  • Ability to use sound judgment, analyze disparate information, evaluate complex and ambiguous situations and recommend solutions.
  • Ability to multitask and demonstrate flexibility in dealing with changing priorities.
  • Ability to perform with frequent interruptions, distractions and fluctuating workloads.
  • Ability to participate effectively on teams, commit to meeting agreed-upon goals and objectives, and support team decisions.
  • Formulates new and imaginative solutions that reflect careful consideration of company and department needs and goals.
  • Recognize and act upon opportunities to improve services and operations.
  • Transfers learning from one situation to solve a problem in another.
  • Ability to be open and inclusive so that all relevant parties are kept informed of issues and changes.
  • Basic computer competencies, including Microsoft productivity applications and Web browsers.
  • Exemplary communication skills, both written and oral, to effectively communicate issues, concerns and ideas internally and externally, to individuals and in group settings.
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships among all departments, with both professional and paraprofessional staff.
  • Highly developed organizational skills to keep information accessible and work systematically and efficiently.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.    

Bibliographer, Customer Service, YBP, Contoocook

Bibliographer, Customer Service
YBP (Yankee Book Peddler)

Location: Contoocook, NH

To apply visit our careers page at http://www.ebscohost.com/careers. (The position will be listed under YBP.)

Provide a full range of customized support services to assigned library customers, primarily by responding to written and telephone inquiries, researching and addressing any problems and communicating all of YBP’s capabilities. Act as primary point of contact for all customers and respond to inquiries about all services, both US and UK, including firm and continuation orders, approval processes, print and digital products, etc.

Primary Responsibilities:
(The following statements describe the general nature of work being performed in this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties. Additional duties may be assigned by Management):
  • For assigned group of customers serve as primary service contact on the phone and by email.
  • Communicate information regarding customer account to Sales, Marketing, Operations, etc.
  • Interact with other departments to solve problems and to prevent customer errors.
  • Write, revise and maintain Memos of Agreement for assigned list of customers.
  • Utilize the Profiling Decision Support (PDS) database to support customer profiles.
  • Respond to all customer requests quickly, accurately and thoroughly in a professional and pleasant manner.
  • Troubleshoot digital and print acquisition issues and related technical services such as cataloging records and electronic invoicing.
  • Assist in the development of PDS to reflect changing customer needs.
  • Participate in retrospective selection work and special project management.
  • Provide GOBI training to customers as needed via phone or webinar, and educate customers about YBP services. Look for and develop potential growth opportunities within existing accounts.

  • BA/BS degree required and equivalent library/vendor knowledge preferred. MLS degree desirable. Experience or knowledge of book trade or library function a plus.
  • 2+ years of Word, Excel and Access experience. 
  • 1+ year of experience working on the AS400. 
  • 2+ years of experience working with LC, Dewey, and NLM classifications and awareness and understanding of digital content.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong service orientation and positive attitude.
  • Telephone and e-mail business etiquette skills.
  • Strong service orientation and skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including the ability to do presentations.
  • Ability to prioritize and work independently and/or as part of a team
  • Ability to communicate cross-organizationally.
  • Ability to analyze approval plan performance, identify problems, suggest remedies and solutions.
  • For International bibliographers some foreign language requirements may apply.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Program Coordinator "Plus" for Summer 2015, Part-time, Sanbornton Public Library

Seasonal position available at Sanbornton Public Library

Part Time Program Coordinator "Plus" for Summer 2015

Hours: 8-12 hours/week including Wednesday mornings during the summer; occasional evenings and Saturdays

Wages: $12 per hour. This position does not include benefits.

Position Description: Self-motivated, friendly and detail-oriented person needed to join the Sanbornton Public Library for summer 2015. Plan, prepare, promote and often present programs for children, teen and adults as well as staffing the circulation desk.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Meet with the Director on program plans for adults, teens and children.  
  • Attend programs to supervise logistics and ensure a quality experience for all attendees.
  • Create and distribute program promotional materials in a variety of formats - flyers, signs, digital/social media, and press releases
  • Prepare crafts and design displays
  • Help create library e-newsletter, update the library web site and write press releases
Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Cover circulation desk as needed, providing excellent and courteous service to patrons
  • Shelve materials
  • Provide telephone service to patrons following business phone etiquette.
  • Assist in general upkeep of the library's spaces 
  • Other responsibilities as assigned
Preferred Qualifications:
  • A Bachelor's degree and experience in library services, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lift and shelve library materials up to 30 lbs.
  • Proficiency in managing multiple projects and working independently 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to lead programs with adults, teens and children
  • Strong computer skills with interest in learning new technology 
  • Event marketing and graphic design experience preferred  
Closing Date: Open until position is filled

Please send a resumé, and cover letter, and two (2) references to Marcia Haigh, Library Director, Sanbornton Public Library, PO Box 88, Sanbornton NH 03269, or submit by email to SPL3@metrocast.net.

Library Media Specialist, Hinsdale Middle High School District, Hindsale

The Hinsdale New Hampshire Middle High School School District has an opening for a Library Media Specialist

Hinsdale is ideally situated in the southwestern part of New Hampshire in close proximity to the White Mountains and Lakes Region.  It borders on the Connecticut River, which is the boundary between Vermont and New Hampshire. The Monadnock region is within driving distance of Boston, Hartford and New York City. Some of the recreational activities to be enjoyed in Hinsdale and the surrounding area include hiking, fishing, boating, snowmobiling, and cross country skiing. Of local interest are numerous ski areas and lakes, bike and walking paths. Mount Monadnock, Keene State College, Antioch University of New England, Marlboro College of Vermont and Landmark College of Putney Vt. Next door is Brattleboro, VT, named one of the “Best Small Towns in America 2012” and is known for its art community. The area is very diverse and offers something for everyone.

Qualifications: School library media specialists have a broad undergraduate education with a liberal arts background and hold a master's degree or equivalent from a program that combines academic and professional preparation in library and information science, education, management, media, communications theory, and technology. The academic program of study includes some directed field experience in a library media program, coordinated by a faculty member in cooperation with an experienced library media specialist. Library media specialists meet state certification requirements for both the library media specialist and the professional educator classifications.    Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Board may find appropriate and acceptable

Job Goal: The library media specialist has at least three different roles within the school – administrator, teacher, and informational consultant – and is a key member of the educational staff. The list provided shows some of the major duties and responsibilities that differentiate this position from others in the district.

All applicants must have a valid NH certification or have a Statement of Eligibility.  Please submit application, cover letter, resume and references to:   

Ann Marie Diorio, P.O. Box 27, Hinsdale, NH 03451 , adiorio@hnhsd.org for additional information please visit http://www.hnhsd.org

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Library Assistant, Part-time, Baker Free Library, Bow

Library Assistant - Technology Position Available      
Application deadline Friday 6/5/2015      
The Baker Free Library (Bow, NH) is seeking to fill a part-time Library Assistant - Technology position.  This 18-hour per week, year-round position focuses on providing customer service to patrons at the circulation desk, as well as providing technology expertise to the public and staff through initiatives, classes, events, and social media.  The successful applicant must show competency in multiple areas of technology literacy, and should enjoy interacting with the public and exhibit an attention to detail. 

The year-round hours for the position include:
Mondays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesdays 2 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Alternating Fridays 1-7 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
**These hours are non-negotiable. If you have a regular conflict on any of these days, please do not apply**

Anticipated start date for the position is Wednesday 7/8/2015. Starting wage is $13.94/hour.

Cover letters and resumés will be accepted through Friday June 5, 2015, and may be mailed to the Library (509 South Street, Bow, NH 03304) or emailed to the Library Director at bfldirector@comcast.net.  NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  A full job description is available at the Library's Circulation Desk, or visit the Library’s web site www.bowbakerfreelibrary.org to download a pdf position description.

The Baker Free Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   

Academic Librarian, Off-Campus Library Services, University of Maine, Augusta

The University of Maine at Augusta seeks applications from qualified candidates for a full-time Academic Librarian for off-Campus Library Services. The Librarian will help build, develop, and effectively maintain distance library services. S/he will be responsible for identifying the needs of distance library users and providing reference assistance, as well as library support services to users. These services include in-person and virtual library instruction, interlibrary loan processing, library circulation desk coverage, creation of learning objects such as videos and interactive tutorials. The campus work location is negotiable.

Salary: the normal hiring range is mid-thirties, commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University offers an excellent fringe-benefits package.

The successful candidate must have:
  • ALA accredited M.L.S. Degree (or equivalent) and two years of relevant service in libraries or a related field
  • Strong commitment to serving distance library users and willingness to advocate for their needs
  •   Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work both cooperatively and independently and to maintain effective working relationships
  • Ability to adapt well to change and the flexibility to apply new solutions to rapidly changing expectations
Preference will be given to candidates with the following:
  • Experience in academic libraries
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of providing distance library services
  • College-level teaching experience in online credit courses      
  • Extensive computer skills, including web applications            
  • Demonstrated experience with instructional design
  • Experience with and knowledge of intellectual property and copyright laws as they pertain to distance education
  • Experience in planning social media campaigns and engaging users online
Review of applications begins immediately. Applications received after June 8 will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Interested applicants should visit the University’s web site at http://www.uma.edu/employment.html for a copy of the employment application. Applicants must submit a completed Application for Salaried Employment; a letter of application; current resumé; transcripts; and the names and daytime telephone numbers of three current professional references to:

Administrative Services
Academic Librarian OCLS Search
University of Maine at Augusta
46 University Drive
Augusta, ME  04330-9410.

The successful candidate will be subject to a background check.

University of Maine at Augusta (www.uma.edu) is an EEO/AA employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. UMA is a member of the University of Maine System.
This is a notice of a position vacancy and not an authorization for any paid advertising.