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Job: Director - Muskegon Area District Library - Muskegon, MI

Organization Name
Muskegon Area District Library (MI)

Job title
Director - Muskegon Area District Library (MI)

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Muskegon, MI

Position & Job Description
Your adventure starts here! Make a difference on the West Michigan Lakeshore as the new Library Director for the Muskegon Area District Library, headquartered in Muskegon County. The Library’s Board of Trustees seeks an innovative and experienced Director to implement an exciting vision for the library and its many constituencies. MADL serves 105,852 residents in 19 municipalities and townships with its mission to connect a diverse community to resources and services that educate, inform, enrich, and entertain. Governed by an eight-member Board of Trustees appointed by the local townships, the 11 library locations provide excellent services and programs with 57 staff (42 FTEs) and a $4.5 million annual budget. MADL shares a catalog, resources, and delivery system with other members of the Lakeland Library Cooperative. Key initiatives include developing and fostering a great work environment, managing taxpayer funds to meet the needs of the community, preparing for an upcoming millage renewal, negotiating a renewal for a current union contract, and keeping the library relevant as the public’s needs change.

The Muskegon area is located on the shore of Lake Michigan and is a popular destination with beautiful beaches, parks, and lakes. Outdoor enthusiasts will appreciate the hiking and bike trails and other types of outdoor recreation for all seasons. Downtown Muskegon continues its exciting growth and renewal—including a thriving Farmer’s Market, the Frauenthal Center for the Performing Arts, the West Michigan Symphony Orchestra as well as the well-regarded Muskegon Museum of Art. Muskegon County is also home to the Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, which has provided programs in the fine arts for students since 1966. Grand Rapids (MI) is only 30 minutes away while both Chicago and Detroit are only a few hours’ drives. The cost of living is moderate with many lifestyle options—from urban condos to suburban single-family homes to rural farms.

Duties and Responsibilities of Job
Under the direction of the Library Board of Trustees, the Library Director oversees and directs library operations, ensures the delivery of high-quality library programs and services to the community, oversees the preparation of the annual library operating budget, abides by all Michigan Library Standards, works with regional partners and participates on committees as assigned, negotiates and resolves complex, sensitive, and/or controversial issues and complaints, stays abreast of new trends and innovations in the field of public library management, and fosters an environment that allows for creativity and a positive workplace.

Required Job Application Skills
Minimum qualifications include a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited college or university; eight (8) years of progressively more responsible experience in professional library work, including five (5) years in an administrative position preferred; and the ability to obtain and retain Michigan Level 1 Certification; previous union experience preferred. Essential attributes and skills include: previous experience reporting to a governing board; extensive knowledge and understanding of principles, methods, and practices of public library operations; knowledge of public library computer hardware and software systems; management and leadership skills to direct the Library to meet the goals that contribute to the overall success of the library; positively promotes and communicates the value of MADL to staff, patrons and communities; provides superior customer service; maintains regular and punctual attendance and works varying schedules as needed; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and the public.

Contact Person 
Karen Miller

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments via email to Karen Miller (karenmiller@bradburymiller.com) on or before the closing date of February 20, 2022.

Date that Application Closes 
February 20, 2022

Potential Salary & Benefits 
The beginning salary range is $85,100 – $110,000 (negotiable upon experience and qualifications) with an excellent benefits package.
 

Job: Technology Programming Specialist - Youngstown, OH

Organization Name
Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County

Job title
Technology Programming Specialist

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Youngstown, OH

Duties and Responsibilities of Job

  • Coordinates, elevates, and oversees technology programming for youth and adults.
  • Assists library customers of all ages in the use of library resources, including library technology. Advises customers in selecting and locating materials in all formats to meet their informational, educational and recreational needs. Answers and/or facilitates customer reference and technology questions.
  • Researches, investigates, develops, assists with the implementation of, and trains the staff and public in using both current, traditional public service technology as well as experimental and new technologies.
  • Maintains and troubleshoots technology program equipment, such as materials located in Makerspace and DIY spaces systemwide. Thoroughly understands and supports safety standards for the equipment.
  • Develops and implements programs based around current and emerging technology for customers of all ages. Makes suggestions to supervisor, is proactive in developing new PLYMC Job Description programs, and does heavy outreach to the community to promote technology and programming to build positive internal and external customer relationships.
  • Assists in primary and secondary training of professionals and paraprofessionals and in the secondary/reinforcement training of clerks at the direction of the supervisor. Can serve as a backup to the supervisor and/or assistant supervisor to cover absences as needed.
  • Resolves internal and external complaints by consultation, investigation and evaluation, following up with customers and/or staff as appropriate. Takes responsibility for resolving difficult situations.

Required Job Application Skills

  • Masters Degree in Library and Information Science
  • Valid Ohio drivers license
  • Commitment to service excellence.
  • Several years of professional experience with progressive levels of responsibility. Ability to manage and motivate people and direct projects to support the Library's mission and goals.
  • Knowledge of traditional and non-traditional technology and equipment, books and authors, movies and music, as well as current library principles, methods and practices.
  • Experience researching, training, and implementing experimental and new technologies.
  • Analytic and problem-solving abilities to determine appropriate responses based on a customers age, needs, and education.
  • Above average multi-tasking ability and communication skills, both written and verbal, including public speaking skills.
  • Organizational skills to keep all work current; excellent attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in the use of Windows and Windows-based software, especially applications used by the Library.
  • Ability to use traditional reference sources, and effectively and efficiently search online databases and the Internet.
  • Strong knowledge of library policies and procedures.
  • Contact Person 

Taylor Demyan

How To Apply (link and instructions)

Apply through the job posting on the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County website.

For more information, email employment@libraryvisit.org

Potential Salary & Benefits 
$21.35/hour with an excellent benefit package and pension plan with OPERS
 

Job: Librarian - Youngstown, OH

Organization Name
Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County

Job title
Librarian 

Part Time or Full Time
Both

Location of organization
Youngstown, OH

Position & Job Description
Part-time and Full-time positions available.
Must be willing to work days, evenings, and Saturdays. Must be willing to work at the various locations throughout our Mahoning County system. We are unable to work around another work or school schedule. Full-time employees work 40 hours per week. Part-time employees generally work 24 hours per week with the option to work additional hours possible. 

Duties and Responsibilities of Job

  • Assists library customers of all ages in the use of library resources, including library technology. Advises customers in selecting and locating materials in all formats to meet their informational, educational and recreational needs. Answers and/or facilitates customer reference questions.
  • Promotes reading and life-long learning by planning and conducting programs and presentations both in the library and off-site.
  • Keeps library collections current and relevant by selecting, organizing, displaying and weeding material.
  • Troubleshoots customer concerns and facilities issues.

Required Job Application Skills

  • Masters Degree in Library and Information Science - top of pay scale.
  • Bachelor's degree - bottom of pay scale.
  • Commitment to service excellence.
  • Knowledge of books and authors, movies and music, as well as current library principles, methods and practices.
  • Ability to use traditional reference sources, and effectively and efficiently search online databases and the Internet.
  • Analytic and problem solving abilities to determine appropriate responses based on a customer’s age, needs, and education.
  • For Youth Services librarians: Background in early childhood development and the reading acquisition process; knowledge of children’s literature.
  • Above average communication skills, both written and verbal, including public speaking skills.
  • Organizational skills to keep all work current; excellent attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in the use of Windows and Windows-based software, especially applications used by the Library.

Contact Person 
Taylor Demyan

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Apply through the job posting on the Public Library of Youngstown & Mahoning County website.

For more information, email employment@libraryvisit.org

Potential Salary & Benefits 
Pay starts at $19.36/hour with an excellent benefit package and a pension plan with OPERS

Job: First-Year Experience/Student Success Librarian - Charleston, IL

Organization Name
Booth Library

Job title
First-Year Experience/Student Success Librarian

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Charleston, IL

Position & Job Description
Eastern Illinois University is seeking a First-Year Experience/Student Success Librarian for a 12-month, tenure-track position. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2022.

Duties and Responsibilities of Job
Reporting to the dean of library services, the individual will be responsible for spearheading Library Services programs to orient a wide variety of students toward strong information literacy skills, serving as a coordinator of best practices and a collaborator with librarians. In addition, the individual will establish connections and structures within Library Services to assist first-year students with successful adjustments to academic life, and serve as an ambassador to create a campus-wide structure to fully support and enable student success across the board. Other duties may include serving as a subject librarian for one or more disciplines, service at the reference desk, and supervision of staff and student employees. Other duties may be assigned depending on the qualifications and interests of the candidate.

Required Job Application Skills
Candidates must have earned an MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent accreditation outside the U.S. by time of employment; a second master's degree is preferred and required for tenure. We prefer applicants with experience providing research assistance in a library setting and familiarity with reference sources; teaching experience, familiarity with information literacy concepts and emerging trends; and excellent communication skills, including demonstrated cross-cultural competency in communications with diverse groups of students and colleagues. The candidate will demonstrate an ability to work independently and collaboratively in a dynamic environment; have a strong service orientation and ability to interact positively with students, faculty and the public; and demonstrate a commitment to participating in and building an inclusive, equitable and diverse campus community. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience promoting inclusive excellence is required. Early career librarians are invited to apply.

Preferred Job Application Skills
A second master's degree is preferred and required for tenure.

Contact Person 
Kirstin Duffin, Search Committee Chair, at kduffin@eiu.edu

How To Apply (link and instructions)
The review of applications will begin January 31, 2022, and continues until campus interviews are scheduled. A letter of application and a resume (complete with names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references) will constitute a complete application file. Application materials should be submitted via Eastern Illinois University's job posting on Interfolio.

Date that Application Closes 
Jan. 31, 2022

Potential Salary & Benefits 
This is a tenure-track, 12-month faculty position. Candidates must have earned an MLS from an ALA- accredited program or equivalent accreditation outside the U.S.; a second master's degree is preferred and required for tenure. Promotion and tenure requirements are defined by a collective bargaining agreement, and include evaluation in the areas of teaching/primary duties, research and creative activity, and service. Annual salary for assistant professor is $66,864, dependent upon qualifications.

Job: Digital Asset Management Systems Administrator - Cleveland, OH

Organization Name
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

Job title
Digital Asset Management Systems Administrator

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Cleveland, OH

Position & Job Description
Reporting to the Vice President of Digital Technology, the Digital Asset Management Systems Administrator provides leadership, management and expertise in the installation, governance, maintenance, and support of digital asset management for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Digital Asset Management Systems (DAMS) Administrator will work closely with departments across the Rock Hall to ensure an integrated and coordinated approach to acquiring, processing, preserving, managing, discovering, and delivering digital content and collections metadata.
 
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES: 

1. Leads the Rock Hall’s DAMS implementation, customization, and digital asset and metadata migration. 

  •  Implements the DAMS across the institution and coordinates the work of staff in the migration of backlog digital content into the DAMS. 
  • Creates governance for the DAMS and facilitates a governance group to recommend and manage change requests, documentation, training and procedure. 
  • Works with stakeholders across the institution to establish standards and protocols for file ingest, data entry, linking, and rights. 
  • Works with the Curatorial Division to devise catalog and lexicon standards aligning with the institutional collections management system. 
  • With the Archives, provides expertise in ensuring long-term preservation and access of the Rock Hall’s born digital and digitized collections materials and collections metadata. 
  • Trains super users in the use of the DAMS and provides them with documentation to further disseminate training across the institution. 
  • Through phased development, configures and customizes the DAMS to meet the specific needs of Rock Hall departments, collections management and digital projects, as well as future integrations with existing Rock Hall systems. 

2. Manages the Rock Hall’s digital asset management system. 

  • Responsible for the day-to-day management of the DAMS.
  • Maintains, assesses, and adjusts standards and protocols as necessary for file ingest, data entry, linking, and rights. 
  • Revises and maintains cataloging and lexicon standards for the DAMS as necessary. 
  • Provides support and solutions for gaps in process, documentation, or procedure as identified by the governance group. 
  • Maintains user accounts and security. 
  • Tracks statistics of DAMS usage. 
  • Provides staff support, including general use questions, bulk data uploads or edits, form and report requests; actively monitors and troubleshoots bugs and performance issues with staff and vendors. 
  • Tests system upgrades and enhancements in sandbox environments, develops testing scripts, and coordinates testing with staff.
  • Establishes and maintains active communication with stakeholders, ensuring upgrades, new features, and changes are communicated effectively and in a timely manner. 
  • Performs regular audits of files and metadata to ensure consistency, and alerts stakeholders of discrepancies. 
  • Works with the Technology Division to ensure appropriate allocation and use of file storage space, preservation backups, and disaster recovery. 
  • Contributes to projects in support of further systems development, including but not limited to metadata cleanup, the digitization of backlog collections documentation, and the integration of systems. 
  • Researches, identifies, and recommends new applications, tools, and features to support Rock Hall digital and collections management projects. Provides leadership, documentation, and support in the development of those features and functionality. 
  • Acts as the liaison between the Rock Hall and system vendors. 

3. Supervises the activities of certain student employees, interns, volunteers, and/or project staff. 

4. Represents the Rock Hall both within and outside the institution. 

5. Travels off-site when required. 

6. Duties include but may not be limited to the above. 

Duties and Responsibilities of Job
1. Education Level: Master’s degree in library science, archival studies or related field. 

2. Experience in Field: 

  • Minimum of five (5) years experience with database administration highly desired. 
  • Proficiency with SQL, or other client/server relational database systems experience or equivalent combination of education, training and experience required. Experience with Oracle Database preferred. 
  • Experience with DAMS, MAMS or PAMS required; Orange Logic Cortex experience strongly preferred. 
  • Experience with cloud storage environments required; AWS experience strongly preferred. 
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Cloud required; with strong Adobe Premiere familiarity. 
  • Proficiency with HTML, CSS, XML, XSLT, and JavaScript; experience with Python or Ruby is a plus. 
  • Knowledge of or experience with using scripting languages to automate computational processes. 
  • Understanding of current library, archival and/or museum processing methodology; Library of Congress and Getty vocabularies; records management practices, trends and issues preferred. 
  • Familiarity with copyright, donor restrictions and permissions issues related to providing access to library, archives and museum collections strongly preferred. 
  • Knowledge of current approaches, best practices, and/or tools in digital forensics, digital preservation, and other digital archives functions. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web, and/or library-relevant information technology applications. Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft 365 and other productivity software. Experience providing support for information technology preferred. 
  • Demonstrated ability acquiring and using new computing skills, such as learning new software applications, installing tools and applications on workstations, and exploring innovative tools and services. 

3. Unique Expertise/Certification/Registrations: 

  • Historical knowledge of rock and roll and related music genres strongly preferred. 
  • Capacity to thrive in a future-oriented museum environment and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities. 
  • Maintains a user-focused, helpful and collaborative style of interaction in the performance of all job duties and in communication with all levels and types of staff and partners; builds solid long-term relationships with key stakeholders. 
  • Evidence of detail-oriented, analytical, organizational, project, and time management skills and demonstrated ability to organize tasks and set priorities to meet deadlines, manage multiple projects concurrently, and complete within budget and in accordance with task/project parameters. 
  • Thinks of the big-picture and considers the impact of decisions across the institution as a whole; avoids impulsive decisions. 
  • Outstanding team orientation, flexibility and ability to work both independently and collaboratively. 
  • Encourages teamwork and anticipates and removes obstacles to effective teamwork; seeks to resolve conflicts as they arise; solicits feedback and involves others in decision-making but comfortable leading. 
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, organizational skills and interpersonal skills; effective communicator, ensuring staff and other key contacts across the organization are kept abreast of initiatives, issues, and events internally and externally. 
  • Ability to successfully pass Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum reference check, background investigation, and drug test

Contact Person 
Jennifer Lesky

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Visit the Rock & Roll Museum job posting for more information and to apply.

Potential Salary & Benefits 
$65,000-$75,000 Annually

Job: Director - Ann Arbor, MI

Organization Name
Ann Arbor District Library (MI)

Job title
Director

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Ann Arbor, MI

Position & Job Description
The Ann Arbor District Library (AADL) Board of Trustees seeks its next Director to lead the organization and find imaginative ways to meet the challenges of a 21st-century library. Having received the Library Journal 5-Star Award since the award’s inception in 2008, AADL is committed to providing excellent library service to its vocal and passionate customers in whatever form that takes. AADL continues to expand the scope of library services in its vision to develop literate and informed citizens through open and equal access to cultural, intellectual, recreational, and information resources. The library is committed to innovation through offerings like the AADL Tools Collection, Fifth Avenue Press, Secret Lab, Ann Arbor Comic Arts Festival, and the incredibly popular Summer Game with over 10,000 annual participants of all ages. 
 
The 7-member Board is elected at large to represent the almost 165,000 residents of the service district. The next Director will lead AADL’s approximately 220 staff with an $18 million budget generated from a stable perpetual local property tax millage which is funded by the City of Ann Arbor and parts or all of the following townships: Ann Arbor, Superior, Pittsfield, Lodi, Scio, and Webster. The Director is fully immersed in the financial and budgetary responsibilities of the role in collaboration with the library’s contracted financial services firm. Key initiatives include addressing facility needs at the library’s downtown branch; maintaining progressive and forward-thinking initiatives; evaluation of the library’s contracted financial services; supporting staff and engaging the public through the remainder of the COVID-19 pandemic; advancing the organization’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism initiatives; and maximizing AADL’s ability to serve the needs of a growing and changing community.

Annually ranked as a top 10 U.S. city by Niche.com, Ann Arbor balances excellent public schools, a diverse population, year-round outdoor activities, and renowned higher education institutions. Home to the University of Michigan, one of the country’s top public institutions, Ann Arbor serves as a hub for creativity and innovation, along with the nearby Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti. AADL has integrated itself into the community by collaborating with downtown businesses and non-profit organizations, partnering with the University of Michigan, engaging local artists and creatives, and inspiring community members to tap into their own creativity. The library also has longstanding partnerships with the African American Cultural and Historical Museum of Washtenaw County, Ann Arbor Public Schools, Ann Arbor Area Transportation Authority, and Ann Arbor Summerfest. The greater Ann Arbor area is home to 24 neighborhoods, providing amenities and opportunities to get the best of small-town living with the convenience of big city moments. Whatever your passion, you are bound to find enthusiastic collaborators in Ann Arbor!

Duties and Responsibilities of Job
Responsibilities include but are not limited to leadership and oversight of the AADL strategic plan; incorporating leading-edge and digital services with traditional library services to meet the evolving needs of the public; budgetary planning and sound fiscal management; leading efforts to provide customer-focused delivery of services; encouraging innovation, creative problem-solving, and a collaborative team dynamic; maintaining effective professional relationships with local government and legislative bodies, the AADL Board of Trustees, and other community institutions; developing organizational plans and procedures; addressing all relevant human resources issues; negotiating agreements with the library’s bargaining units; and supervising, mentoring, and guiding six direct reports.

Required Job Application Skills
Qualifications – Candidates will be evaluated on the full range of their professional and personal background, experience, and direct and transferable skills. Ann Arbor District Library seeks candidates with a compelling combination of demonstrated knowledge and skills in most of the following areas:

  • Experience working with an elected or governmentally-appointed board, or equivalent.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles and practices of library science and administration.
  • Experience as a public-facing spokesperson in a variety of high-profile settings.
  • Demonstrated ability to administer and manage library services.
  • Demonstrated record of sound fiscal management and budgetary planning.
  • Ability to lead, mentor, coach, and provide direction to administrative and management level staff – emphasizing diversity, team-building, and collaboration.
  • Forward-thinking about current and emerging trends and best practices, and a demonstrated positive track record of implementing appropriate leading-edge technologies.
  • Communicates openly, clearly, thoroughly, and concisely.

The hiring salary range is $148,050 – $164,500 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.

Contact Person 
Karen Miller

How To Apply (link and instructions)
For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or PDF attachments to Karen Miller (karenmiller@bradburymiller.com). 

Date that Application Closes 
January 23, 2021.

Potential Salary & Benefits 
The hiring salary range is $148,050 – $164,500 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.

Job: Adult Services Coordinator - Blanchester, OH

Organization Name
Blanchester Public Library

Job title
Adult Services Coordinator

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Blanchester, OH

Position & Job Description
The Blanchester Public Library is seeking an energetic, enthusiastic person to fill the new position of Adult Services Coordinator. The successful candidate will be responsible for engaging adults through dynamic library programming and outreach. There will be a standard 40-hour work week consisting of evenings and occasional Saturdays.

Duties and Responsibilities of Job
For a complete position description, visit the library website.

Required Job Application Skills
Bachelor's degree, or equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities at discretion of Director and/or Board of Trustees. Excellent customer service, computer skills, and strong working knowledge of social media. A valid driver's license and reliable transportation, along with a satisfactory background check.

Preferred Job Application Skills
Recently completed or working toward MLIS ; education at the university level in community or public relations, education, marketing, or a related field

Contact Person 
Chris Owens

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Send a cover letter, resume and three professional references to cowens@blanlibrary.org or by mail to:
Chris Owens, Director
Blanchester Public Library
110 N. Broadway
Blanchester, OH 45107

Date that Application Closes 
1/31/22

Potential Salary & Benefits 
40 hours per week consisting of evenings and occasional weekends, $17 per hour, plus health, dental, and vision insurance, participation in OPERS retirement, paid vacation & sick leave, paid designated holidays
 

Job: Business Librarian at James Madison University - Harrisonburg, VA

Organization Name
James Madison University Libraries

Job title
Business Librarian at James Madison University

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Position & Job Description
JMU Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative library professional as a second Business Librarian. Working as a team member with the current Business Librarian, this faculty position will provide instruction, research, and reference assistance to students and faculty within the College of Business (CoB). This position will also co-coordinate and co-manage the COB 300 Peer Research Advisor program and support data-related needs.

JMU is a selective, public institution with a growing national reputation for offering experiences that lead to an outstanding education and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff. The university is committed to expanding diversity, fostering equity and inclusion, and supporting superlative teaching and scholarship. JMU has achieved national recognition for the high quality of its academic programs, focus on maintaining strong student/faculty interaction, and innovative faculty research. JMU Libraries supports the teaching, learning, and research mission of the university. Liaison librarians are experts in information literacy and scholarly practices, partnering with specific academic units and departments to address information literacy within curricula and research activities. 

Duties and Responsibilities of Job
James Madison University Libraries seeks a proactive and collaborative library professional to provide services as a Business Librarian in our Research & Education Services department. The successful candidate will serve as one of two embedded subject liaisons in the College of Business. The candidate will provide instruction, research, and reference assistance to students and faculty in both undergraduate and graduate programs, as well as coordinate management and supervision of the COB 300 Peer Research Advisor program. This position will support data-related needs, such as data management. The position will support many of the quantitative programs, such as Accounting, Computer Information Systems and Business Analytics, Economics, and Finance, in the College. The position will support collection development efforts through regular review and analysis of business information sources, particularly datasets. As a member of the Research & Education Services team, the candidate will also collaborate with other colleagues to provide relevant support to interdisciplinary programs and general information literacy education. 
 
This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track position with instructional faculty status. We anticipate hiring at the rank of Assistant or Associate Librarian. The successful candidate will report to the Director of Research & Education Services. The JMU Libraries faculty are governed by the policies established in our Promotion & Tenure Guidelines online and the JMU Faculty Handbook online. Individuals are evaluated annually on Job Performance, Scholarly Achievement & Professional Qualifications, and Professional Service.

Required Job Application Skills

  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and trends in information literacy, such as inclusive instruction, universal design for learning, and/or critical information literacy.
  • User-centered approach to providing services and resources. 
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills to effectively work with a diverse staff and faculty.
  • Working knowledge of good project management practices, with the ability to meet deadlines and work with a high degree of accuracy. 
  • Articulated ability to help foster an inclusive and equitable work environment.

Preferred Job Application Skills

(We want to emphasize that the following preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleague develop these preferred skills if needed.)

  • Completed coursework and/or experience in business, entrepreneurship, related field, or business librarianship. 
  • Understanding of effective data management practices and/or awareness of current issues related to data analysis and/or data science. 

Contact Person 
Carolyn Schubert, Head of Research & Education Services

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Apply for this job at the posting on the James Madison University website.

Additional Posting Information 
To apply, applicants will submit:

  • Cover letter: In addition to articulating interest and qualifications, this document should address the candidate’s contributions or potential contributions to diversity and inclusion in the Libraries and/or the university. 
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Sample teaching objects or lesson plans, optional (uploaded as "other document #1).

Date that Application Closes 
Review of applications will begin on 01/10/2022

Potential Salary & Benefits 
Salary range is $60,000-$65,000.

Information about employee benefits can be found on the James Madison University Resources for Prospective Employees Page.

Job: Associate Fellow - Bethesda, MD

Organization Name
National Library of Medicine

Job title
Associate Fellow

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Bethesda, MD

Position & Job Description
The National Library of Medicine seeks recent graduates, including early and second career librarians, interested in advancing equitable and innovative futures for biomedical libraries to participate in a one-year fellowship that fosters the development of aspiring library leaders. 

National Library of Medicine Associate Fellows
 
You will: 

  • Select and participate on projects ranging from operations to research and development; project opportunities are in data science, data management, open science, public access, vocabularies and ontologies, common data elements
  • Grow professionally and learn in a cohort, participating in an established set of workshops 
  • Develop skills in data science, foundations for leadership
  • Receive support from experienced mentors 
  • Attend professional conferences

 
The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a series of workshops in library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development, and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services, and the extensive engagement and education program. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with NLM staff over a six-month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of the services and product of the National Library of Medicine. 
 
How many: between 3 and 6 Associate Fellows selected each year
Fellowship: one-year to learn about the National Library of Medicine, its products and services
Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland. The fellowship may be virtual in 2022-2023. 
 
When: July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023
Stipend: $60,129; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding
Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past five years) with a master’s in information science/library science 
Deadline for applications: Friday, January 28, 2022
Apply online through the Fellowship portal.
Applications and additional information are available on the Web at Associate Fellowship Program

Who is eligible?
All U.S. citizens who will have earned an MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2021. Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. 
 
The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. NLM is committed to recruiting and developing a workforce that is inclusive of a broad range of underrepresented people, including racial and ethnic groups, individuals with disabilities, and individuals from economically or educationally disadvantaged backgrounds. NLM’s commitment to workforce diversity extends to advocating for diversity of thought and plurality of methods. A commitment to diversity is grounded in the belief that full participation of a diverse workforce improves team performance, engendering robust array of knowledge representations as well as culturally appropriate means of supporting discovery and delivering health information. 
 

Contact Person 
Kathel Dunn, PhD
Associate Fellowship Coordinator
National Library of Medicine
301.827.4284
kathel.dunn@nih.gov

https://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/index.html

 

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Apply through the Fellowship Program job portal.

Date that Application Closes 
01/28/2022

Potential Salary & Benefits 
$60,129 in annual stipend; $500 a month toward health insurance. Relocation funding if in-person is required. 
 

Job: STEM Librarian - Bowling Green, KY

Organization Name
Western Kentucky University

Job title
STEM Librarian

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Bowling Green, KY

Position & Job Description
STEM Librarian at Western Kentucky University (Tenure-track)

This is a ten-month, tenure-eligible faculty position reporting to the Department Chair of Library Public Services. The starting rank is Assistant Professor. The expected start date is August 15, 2022.

Duties and Responsibilities of Job
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The following duties are customary for this position but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, dropped, and/or reassigned based on evolving library and institutional needs.

  • Liaises with faculty and students in the Ogden College of Science & Engineering to understand research and curricular needs.
  • Coordinates, teaches, and assesses library instruction for STEM disciplines. Integrates new technologies and pedagogies into library instruction.
  • Performs outreach and identifies new opportunities and strategies for best engaging with STEM students, faculty, and the campus community.
  • Performs collection development for STEM resources.
  • Provides support for research data curation and management.
  • Provides research assistance and other reference services face-to-face and online.
  • Develops and maintains online research guides and other instructional materials.
  • Commitment to professional growth and development in area of responsibility and the field of librarianship
  • Establishes and sustains an ongoing service and scholarship record as outlined in the university and department criteria for faculty rank and promotion.

Required Job Application Skills

  • A master's degree in library, archival, or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association or international equivalent (must be awarded by July 2022).
  • Experience with, or demonstrated knowledge of, providing reference and research services in an academic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Demonstrated ability to work well independently and collaboratively with others in a rapidly changing environment, including remotely when required.
  • General knowledge of STEM resources and tools supporting research and teaching in the sciences or a willingness to cultivate such knowledge
  • General knowledge of research data curation and management or a willingness to cultivate such knowledge
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices and current trends in information literacy instruction.
  • Ability to meet the promotion and tenure criteria of the WKU Libraries Department of Library Public Services.

Contact Person 
Katherine Howell katherine.howell@wku.edu

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Apply through the Western Kentucky University jobs page.

Date that Application Closes 
January 10, 2022

Potential Salary & Benefits 
Western Kentucky University seeks to attract talented faculty and staff who are inspired individually to contribute to WKU's strategic plans and ongoing success. We offer comprehensive wellness and health benefits to employees and their families, including domestic partners and other qualified dependents and take pride in providing a workplace culture that supports balancing the responsibilities of work and family life. Paid-time off for holidays, vacation and sick leave, and a tuition discount program for employees and dependents are also provided. 

Job: Cataloging Librarian - Rootstown, OH

Organization Name
Northeast Ohio Medical University

Job title
Cataloging Librarian

Part Time or Full Time
Part Time

Location of organization
Rootstown, OH

Position & Job Description
The Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) Library seeks to fill the position of a part-time Cataloger Librarian (29 hours/week with some benefits including sick/vacation time accrual). 

Duties and Responsibilities of Job
The position will: 

  • Perform original & copy cataloging for print, non-print & digital items for the NEOMED Library and affiliated hospital libraries.
  • Edit and load cataloging records provided by OhioLINK and external vendors.
  • Maintain serials holdings in local and collaborative library systems.
  • Evaluate physical materials donations.
  • Work collaboratively with the Electronic Resource Librarian on overall collection assessment.
  • Perform database maintenance to continuously maintain, improve, and correct cataloging records
  • Produce non-MARC metadata for university archival digital projects.

Contact Person 
Todd Wallwork

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Please see the full job posting for the full list of responsibilities and qualifications on the NEOMED jobs website.

Date that Application Closes 
March 1, 2022

Potential Salary & Benefits 
29 hours per week.
Salary range: $19.79 – $21.21
Benefits include sick and vacation time accrual, and enrollment in OPERS.

Job: Librarian - Cincinnati, OH

Organization Name
Mount St. Mary's Seminary & School of Theology

Job title
Librarian

Part Time or Full Time
Part Time

Location of organization
Cincinnati, OH

Position & Job Description
Description: The Maly Library at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary & School of Theology has a temporary, part-time opportunity suitable for a new librarian or library school student. This position provides experience in various duties, including circulation, collection maintenance, and reference support in a seminary library environment. 

Work hours: Mid-January through April 2022 with potential extension into May and June, 20-24 hrs/wk during the weekdays (flexible schedule, in-person)

Duties and Responsibilities of Job

  • Reference and instruction
  • Provides reference assistance and user instruction to library patrons 
  • Assist students with research and citations 
  • Update, improve, create subject-area LibGuides
  • Information access
  • Provide daily coverage of the circulation desk
  • Fulfill OhioLINK and interlibrary loan requests 
  • Collection maintenance
  • Assist Director in weeding project: create lists for evaluation, process discards, update OCLC holdings
  • Responsible for ongoing inventory cleanup
  • Performs other duties as assigned 
  • During May-June, includes serials check-in and maintenance and a reduction in other duties

Required Job Application Skills

  • Effective communication, interpersonal and analytical skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with coworkers, supervisors, and patrons 
  • Ability to work independently with attention to detail and manage multiple tasks 
  • Knowledge of MS Office, research databases, and integrated library systems
  • Bachelors degree required, graduate degree in library science preferred (earned or in progress) or equivalent library experience
  • Ability to lift and move books and ability to push a full book cart

Preferred Job Application Skills

  • Experience working in an academic library preferred
  • Familiarity with Roman Catholicism preferred

Contact Person 
Connie Song

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Send resume, cover letter, and references to csong@athenaeum.edu

Date that Application Closes 
January 7, 2022

Potential Salary & Benefits 
$18/hr
Paid time off and holidays

Job: Executive Director (Pierce County Library System) - Tacoma, WA

Organization Name
Pierce County Library System (WA)

Job title
Executive Director

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Tacoma, WA

Position & Job Description
Executive Director – Pierce County Library System (WA)

Bring the World of Information and Imagination to All – in a beautiful Pacific-Northwest setting. The Board of Trustees of the Pierce County Library System (PCLS) seeks both a visionary leader and an experienced, capable manager—creative and innovative in building and maintaining successful teams—to be true to its communities by listening and responding to what is important to them. Recipient of the 2013 IMLS National Medal, PCLS serves all of unincorporated Pierce County and 15 annexed cities and towns—a total of 620,000 suburban and rural residents. Established as an independent municipal corporation, the library is an independent taxing district with the authority to levy a property tax as well as issue bonds and special levies with a vote of the public. A $38.9 million annual operating budget and approximately 334 staff (307 FTEs) with union representation serve the library district. Governed by an appointed board of trustees and supported by a successful Foundation and active Friends organizations, the System’s 20 locations and virtual services bring people together and provide opportunities for learning, enjoyment, and community—and even greater levels of service excellence in the years ahead. The ideal candidate will embrace the guiding principles of strategic innovation; service to everyone with the same degree of interest and respect; delivering convenience; supporting community partners; and responsibly managing public resources for today and tomorrow. Key initiatives include maintaining adequate funding and using financial resources responsibly; providing and adapting services to meet the needs of the public with valued library services; serving asset limited individuals and families; developing and successfully opening a new Sumner Pierce County Library; and being responsive to internal and external constituents in the era of COVID-19.

It’s hard to imagine a better place to live than Pierce County—surrounded by saltwater shores and towering mountain peaks. Pierce County is notable for being home to stunning Mount Rainier and six major rivers. The county ranges from bustling cities with rich culture and arts communities and active nightlife to quiet timber towns. Small-town farmers and big-city professionals, active retired couples and families, and talented tradespeople—all share a northwest pioneer spirit. Pierce County Library System shares the county with the Tacoma Public Library and Puyallup Library. The county also has 16 school districts (Pierce County Library serves 15) and the area is home to several two and four-year colleges including the University of Washington Tacoma, University of Puget Sound, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma Community College, and Pierce College. The Port of Tacoma is the sixth busiest container port in North America and JBLM (Joint Base Lewis-McChord) contributes more than 42,000 military and civilian jobs to the local economy. Pierce County’s neighbors include Olympia (Washington’s capital city), Seattle, and King County—all with additional opportunities for exploring diverse cultural and recreational amenities.

Compensation: The hiring salary starts at $177,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications), an excellent benefits package, and participation in the Washington State Department of Retirement System.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a cover letter and your resume as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments to Brian Hare (brianhare@bradburymiller.com). This position closes on January 16, 2022.

View the Pierce County Library System job announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information.

Duties and Responsibilities of Job
Responsibilities include but are not limited to providing overall strategic direction and leadership for the Library System and leaders; overseeing the delivery of high-quality, customer-focused services with innovation in becoming a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive organization; hiring, training, supervising, coaching, disciplining, and evaluating the performance of assigned personnel; regular engagement with the community to understand its needs; maintaining cooperative working relationships; implementing strategic and long-range plans for the operation and future development of the Library System; and guiding and overseeing the preparation of an annual budget and supervising its administration.

Required Job Application Skills
Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS/MLIS), the ability to obtain and hold a State of Washington Librarian Certification, and a minimum of 10 years of library administrative management and direct supervisory experience in a multi-location library system are required. Any combination of education and experience which would provide the required knowledge and skills to allow successful performance of the job and qualify for certification may be considered. Essential executive competencies include: builds trustworthy relationships and successful teams; communicates effectively; manages and develops people; achieves results; facilitates innovation and change; and demonstrates leadership.

Contact Person 
Brian Hare brianhare@bradburymiller.com

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Apply via email with a cover letter and your resume as Microsoft Word or PDF attachments to Brian Hare (brianhare@bradburymiller.com). This position closes on January 16, 2022.

Date that Application Closes 
January 16, 2021

Potential Salary & Benefits 
The hiring salary starts at $177,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications), an excellent benefits package, and participation in the Washington State Department of Retirement System.

Job: Research Librarian I - Washington, D.C.

Organization Name
American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

Job title
Research Librarian I

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Washington, DC

Position & Job Description
Title: Research Librarian I
Organization: American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
Location: Washington, D.C. – position is full-time on site
Salary: Starts at $77,637 with union-negotiated wage/step increases.
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package (see below and see the AFSCME Benefits website).

Department: Research & Collective Bargaining
Grade: United Staff Union — Grade 8

This position is responsible for providing information and research services to union staff and leadership. The ideal candidate will be adept at: contributing to the management, organization, and assessment of the library collection including serials management and cataloging; researching, analyzing, and disseminating information from diverse sources in response to patron requests; providing outreach and instruction services for users of the Information Center; and selecting and distributing news and other relevant information for a targeted audience. 

Duties and Responsibilities of Job
Duties:

  • Researches, retrieves, analyzes and disseminates information from electronic and print sources in response to reference requests. 
  • Synthesizes research findings into structured, digestible reports for a variety of audiences. 
  • Assists with collection management responsibilities including overseeing the serials collection, cataloging, identifying and evaluating potential acquisitions, shelving and weeding the collection.  
  • Performs outreach and instructional services for staff and provides access, assistance and support for Information Center resources. 
  • Researches, selects and independently assembles and distributes articles for AFSCME Information Center blogs.  
  • Creates fact sheets, user guides, and other documentation on internal and external electronic communications to foster user self-sufficiency. 
  • Conducts presentations or instructional sessions for internal and external audiences. 
  • Remains knowledgeable on issues affecting AFSCME members. 
  • Performs other general duties as assigned.  

Required Job Application Skills
Education and Experience Requirements:

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university; an advanced degree in library or information science is strongly preferred, and three to five years of experience in a library or similar setting which provides the following skills. 

Skills Requirements:

  • Ability to identify requestors’ needs through use of reference interviews and craft effective search strategies to address those needs. 
  • Ability to perform sound research and make logical conclusions, including evaluating and analyzing data from diverse sources. 
  • Ability to synthesize research findings and write clear, organized reports of research results. 
  • Skilled in the use of digital technologies and experienced with electronic library information systems, databases and other information management and retrieval tools. 
  • Ability to evaluate, abstract and analyze data and technical information from diverse sources. 
  • Knowledge of library administration principles. 
  • Experience with knowledge and information management principles, strategies and technologies. 
  • Ability to develop positive working relationships with colleagues and Information Center users. 
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple demands and deadlines and to balance short- and long-term priorities. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. 
  • Commitment to AFSCME’s mission. 

Preferred Job Application Skills
Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with serials management, including EzProxy and troubleshooting subscriptions. 
  • Working knowledge of advanced search logic techniques and optimal usage of complex legal, business and news databases. 
  • Experience with library technical services including administration of OPAC software or other discovery systems and knowledge of metadata and cataloging standards. 
  • Familiarity with data and information management technologies such as content management system administration, HTML, digital asset management and relational database structures. 
  • Interest in labor relations and public sector institutions, law and policy issues. 

Contact Person 
Human Resources

How To Apply (link and instructions)
To be considered: Please send an email with an attached cover letter and resume to: recruiting@afscme.org. Include the position title, and if you are a current member of an AFSCME Local, in the subject line of your email.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and considered until the position is filled.

The full job description can be found on the AFSCME job listing page.

Date that Application Closes 
Open until filled

Potential Salary & Benefits 
Salary: Starts at $77,637 with union-negotiated wage/step increases.
Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package (see below and see the AFSCME Benefits website)

  • Full employer-paid health insurance for employee and family, including major medical, hospitalization, prescription drugs, vision, dental and orthodontia 
  • Health insurance for domestic partners 
  • Paid short term disability 
  • Paid long term disability 
  • Defined benefit pension plan (jointly paid) 
  • 401(k) savings plan 
  • Full employer-paid life insurance and accidental death benefits 
  • 3 weeks earned vacation per year 
  • 12 days earned sick leave per year 
  • 13 paid holidays per year 
  • Paid holiday release Christmas to New Year’s Day 
  • Tuition assistance reimbursement plan 
  • Dependent care assistance plan (flexible spending account) 

Union Membership:

Employees filling a United Staff Union bargaining unit position are required to join the union and pay membership dues. 
 

Internships

Internship: Archives Intern - Columbus, OH

Organization Name
Ohio History Connection

Job/Internship Name
Archives Intern

Internship description 
GENERAL SUMMARY:
Over the course of an academic semester, the intern will assist the Manuscripts Team with a two-year project to re-house and catalog the Warren G. Harding Presidential Papers. This position requires work on site at the Ohio History Connection headquarters in Columbus, Ohio. Schedule is flexible, but hours working on site must be Monday - Friday between 9 AM and 5 PM for 8-12 hours per week.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Re-housing and labeling materials in archival boxes and folders.
  • Creating spreadsheets of box and folder data to load into the ArchivesSpace collections management system.
  • Assisting to promote the collection through the Ohio History Connection social media feeds.
  • Attaching appropriate authority controlled headings to folder level records in the Archives Space collections management system.
  • Curiosity to learn new skills and welcome new opportunities.

Preferred skills, competencies and knowledge of student. 
QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current graduate student in a Library Science or Public History program.
  • Coursework in archival cataloging, description and access, or metadata.
  • Attention to detail while working on repetitive tasks as this position is very detail oriented

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE:

  • Current graduate students in a Library Science or Public History Program
  • Coursework in archival cataloging, description, and access or metadata

Projected schedule (number of hours a week) or if necessary the range of dates intern is needed 
M-F, 9AM-5PM , 8-12 hours a week

How to apply (including contact person/institution supervisor. Do they need a resume etc.)
To apply, visit www.ohiohistory.org/jobs and use the Applicant Tracking System to apply. Please include resume, cover letter, and applicable application materials. For questions and accommodations, please email applicant@ohiohistory.org or call 614-297-2500.

Location of organization
Columbus, OH 

Link to organization website/job application
www.ohiohistory.org/jobs

Paid or Unpaid?
Unpaid

If paid, at what rate?
Not paid
 

Internship: Local History & Digitization Internship - Bexley, OH

Organization Name
Bexley Public Library

Job/Internship Name
Local History & Digitization Internship

Internship description (type of work/possible projects). 
Bexley Public Library is seeking an MLIS Practicum Student interested in adult services, local history & genealogy, and specifically digital collections.
 
The student will have the opportunity to work on a digitization project scanning The Torch, Bexley High School’s award winning student newspaper, uploading the collection to CONTENTdm, and developing metadata. 
 
Based in the Adult Services department and under the supervision of the Local History Librarian, this opportunity includes local history, adult services, collection management, programming, readers advisory, and support services for a well rounded experience.
 
Students with interests in local history, special collections, and/or archives, and who have completed related coursework are encouraged to apply by submitting a cover letter and resume to Local History Librarian, David Distelhorst, ddistelhorst@bexleylibrary.org.
 
Bexley Public Library is located in Bexley, Ohio, a suburb of approximately 13,000 people surrounded by Columbus. Founded in 1924 and located in its present facility since 1929 Bexley Public Library strives to enlighten, engage, and inspire a community of lifelong learners. 
 
If you have questions, please contact David Distelhorst at ddistelhorst@bexleylibrary.org, 614-231-2793. 

Preferred skills, competencies and knowledge of student. 
Coursework in local history, archives, special collections, and/or digitization.

Projected schedule (number of hours a week) 
Hours, scheduling and timing are flexible to meet the specific needs of the intern. 

How to apply
Send cover letter and resume to ddistelhorst@bexleylibrary.org

Deadline for application
Open Until Filled

Location of organization
Bexley, Ohio

Link to organization website/job application
www.bexleylibrary.org

Paid or Unpaid?
Unpaid

 

Internship: Library and Archives Internships - Wilberforce, OH

Organization Name
Wilberforce University

Job/Internship Name
Library and Archives Internships

Internship description (type of work/possible projects). 

Library Interns:
Interns will assist the Library Director with copy and original cataloging, and processing of print materials on and off the shelves. The library has almost 200,000 individual items, including books, periodicals, and journals.
Interns will assist the Library Director and Archivist with researching books slated to be part of the rare books collection. This includes helping to determine if the books should be placed in this collection or another library location, the physical status of the books relating to their damage and possibility of repair.
Interns will assist in the delivery and expansion of the information literacy program. They will help to update and develop learning guides to supplement the current program and creative ways to expand it.

Interns will assist with the collection develop and maintenance. This will include review of the current collections to identify damaged and/or outdated materials that need removed and/or replaced as well as identifying areas where there are subject gaps and/or more resources are necessary.

Interns will learn the basics of conducting a successful reference and/or research transaction. They will help to train students, faculty and staff on the use of the library and its resources, both digital and print.

Interns will assist in the expansion of the virtual library. They will help to edit, expand, and/or create resources and learning guides to be placed within the Virtual Library in the University’s LMS (Canvas) and/or using LibGuides.

Archive Interns:
Interns will assist the Archivist with processing projects when necessary. Interns will also help monitor the condition of the, for example, temperature and humidity. Individuals will also supervise reading room patrons, including retrieving materials requested. 

Interns will scan different photograph mediums, such as polaroids and cabinet cards. The Interns will scan individual documents for the online catalog and prepare metadata for the online catalog as well.

Interns will organize and house various unprocessed photographs for temporary storage. Interns will combine photographs with similar subjects in order to match them with their proper collection at a later date.

Interns will scan the fragile documents relating to the African Methodist Episcopal Church such as minutes and reviews using a book scanner. Interns will also scan other rare books as needed. The interns will prepare this metadata for the library catalog.

Interns will convert analog mediums such as VHS tapes and DVDs to digital files. The interns will also be responsible for preparing this metadata for the library catalog.

Interns will conduct oral interviews with members of Wilberforce alumni and community members. Interviews can be conducted over the phone, using Zoom, or in person when necessary. The interns are responsible for creating their own scripts and questions for the interviews.

Interns will work collaboratively to draft and release social media posts related to Wilberforce and potentially write articles about artifacts, archival materials, or historic buildings on campus for community outreach. This intern may collaborate with interns working on various projects as subjects for social media posts.
Interns will help create small exhibits to display around the library. Exhibits can include photographs, memorabilia, and documents suitable for display. Interns will also create the label text for items on display.

Interns will process small collections (less than 5 linear feet) in the archives. This includes creating finding aids for the online catalog, and deaccessioning items. Interns will also help create finding aids for other processed collections, including description of items and folder lists. 

Interns will transcribe documents and books for the online catalog. This may include transcribing pages that are too fragile for scanning. This intern may collaborate with interns working on scanning books and documents. The intern will also work to improve access to the collections, including providing detailed text describing pictures or hard to read text.

Interns will work on community outreach, including contacting potential artifact donors. Interns will be responsible for accessioning these into new collections.
Other projects as necessary.

Preferred skills, competencies and knowledge of student. 

  • effective oral and written communication
  • strong attention to detail
  • experience with basic research techniques
  • ability to organize and analyze
  • experience/ familiarity with Wilberforce history
  • ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team
  • experience with Microsoft Suite
  • experience with audio visual equipment (for oral interviews intern)
  • desire to learn about library and/or archives

Projected schedule (number of hours a week) 

Hours and availability of the intern will depend on the student’s class schedule, as well as the library hours (9:00am-5:00pm, Monday-Thursday). This position will be an onsite opportunity, subject to change with local, state, and federal Covid-19 and health regulations.

How to apply 

Please submit your resume and proof of student status to SRostron@wilberforce.edu. This can include unofficial transcripts or student ID card. Additionally, please send a brief statement of interest (no more than 500 words) to SRostron@wilberforce.edu and MSnare@wilberforce.edu so we may help select the project(s) that best fit you.

For any additional questions, please email SRostron@wilberforce.edu or MSnare@wilberforce.edu.

Location of organization
Wilberforce, Ohio

Paid or Unpaid?
Unpaid

If paid, at what rate?
Not paid

Internship: Eastern Gateway Community College - Steubenville and Youngstown, OH

Organization Name
Eastern Gateway Community College

Job/Internship Name
Reference and Instruction Internship

Internship description (type of work/possible projects).
The Reference and Instruction intern will work remotely with EGCC Library and Information Commons’ staff to provide virtual reference and instructional services to our students and staff. The goal of this internship is to provide the intern with hands-on experience in a fast paced Community College Library that serves over 30,000 students and faculty.
   
An Intern will:

  • Provide virtual reference and instructional assistance to library patrons by means of email, chat, video chat or phone.
  • Assist in the creation of online research and topic guides related to our offered programs of study.
  • Participate in the creation of new web based tutorials and the updating of existing tutorials.
  • Create at least one on-demand instructional video for use by our students and faculty.
  • And other reference and instruction projects and duties as assigned.

Required skills, competencies and knowledge of student.

  • Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Be comfortable in a remote work environment.
  • Prior coursework in reference services.
  • Working knowledge of OhioLINK and a strong comfort level with instructional technology.
  • Possess a strong public service orientation and be able to work effectively and courteously with a diverse population of students, staff and the public.

   

Projected schedule (number of hours a week) or if necessary the range of dates intern is needed
This internship is available for the Spring Semester. Our Library Hours are Monday-Thursday 8 a.m -10 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday 9a.m.- 2 p.m. While afternoon and evening hours are preferred, the Library will work with the intern to create a schedule that is mutually beneficial to both parties. Depending on the Library and Information Commons’ staffing and service levels during the Spring, on-campus onboarding may be possible at either our Steubenville or Youngstown campus.

How to apply (including contact person/institution supervisor. Do they need a resume etc.)
Send a copy of your resume/CV and a brief statement of interest to:
Brian Richards, Library and Resource Director
Eastern Gateway Community College
brichards@egcc.edu

Deadline for application
Open

Location of organization
Steubenville and Youngstown Ohio

Link to organization website/job application
To learn more about Eastern Gateway Community College, visit our website.

Paid or Unpaid?
Unpaid

Internship: Archives Intern - Cleveland, OH

Organization Name
Western Reserve Historical Society

Job/Internship Name
Archives Intern

Internship description (type of work/possible projects).
Archives interns will work under the supervision of a WRHS archivist to process materials in the institution’s collections. Interns will partake in review and selection, arrangement and description, and full processing of the textual, photographic, and multimedia materials in the collections. The goal of this internship is to provide the intern with career relevant, hands-on experience with archival and manuscript materials.
Interns will be expected to:

  • Research and compile collection relevant information for the finding aid
  • Create a processing plan for the collection including a proposed system of arrangement
  • Arrange, describe, and rehouse the collection in accordance with professional standards, internal policies, and their approved processing plan
  • Create a finding aid that will be made available via OhioLink and the WRHS library catalog upon completion
  • Participate in other archival activities as needed, including reference, digitization, and outreach

Learning Objectives for Interns…Interns will:

  • Fully process a collection, including a digitally published finding aid, under the guidance of the internship supervisor
  • Gain hands-on experience with processing best practices and implementation of professional standards
  • Practice techniques and theory learned from course work in a real-world work environment
  • Develop skills and knowledge to help enhance their classroom experiences and increase future career prospects
  • Gain an overview of the operations of a special collections and archives department

Preferred skills, competencies and knowledge of student. 
Completion of LIS 60652 Foundations of Recordkeeping In Society is preferred. Good computer skills. Strong communication and organization skills.

How to apply (including contact person/institution supervisor. Do they need a resume etc.)
Send a copy of your resume/CV and a brief statement of interest to:
Margaret Roulett, Archives & Special Collections Manager
Cleveland History Center,
mroulett@wrhs.org or (216)721-5722 x1519.

Location of organization
Cleveland, OH

Link to organization website/job application
Link here.

Paid or Unpaid?
Unpaid

Internship: Digitization - Cleveland, OH

Organization Name
Western Reserve Historical Society

Job/Internship Name
Digitization Internship

Internship description 
Digitization interns will work under the supervision of a WRHS archivist to digitize materials in the institution’s collections. Interns will partake in review and selection, digitization, creation of metadata, and uploading of both the images and metadata to the WRHS digital portal. The goal of this internship is to provide the intern with career relevant, hands-on experience with digitizing archival and manuscript materials.
Interns will be expected to:

  1. Research and choose a collection to digitize in full that can be completed by the end of the internship
  2. Study how different types of materials are digitized and digitally stored at WRHS
  3. Digitize a complete collection and capture the relevant metadata for the collection
  4. Upload the collection to the digital portal for public access
  5. Participate in digitization meetings and discussions about issues and the future of the field

Learning Objectives for Interns…Interns will:

  1. Create an online exhibit that will be featured in the digital portal and accessible to the general public via the internet
  2. Learn about metadata standards and practice implementing standards
  3. Practice how to properly handle archival and special collection materials when digitizing
  4. Learn how to problem solve when technology issues arise
  5. Gain an understanding of how the general public interacts with the digital humanities

Preferred skills, competencies and knowledge of student. 
Completion of one or more of the following electives: LIS 60651 Digital Image Processing and Collection Management; LIS 60652 Foundations of Recordkeeping in Society; or LIS 60637 Metadata Architecture and Implementation is preferred. Good computer skills. Strong communication and organization skills.

How to apply
Send a copy of your resume/CV and a brief statement of interest to:
Margaret Roulett, Archives & Special Collections Manager
Cleveland History Center,
mroulett@wrhs.org or (216)721-5722 x1519.

Location of organization
Cleveland OH

Link to organization website/job application
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Unpaid

Internship: Cataloging - Cleveland, OH

Organization Name
Western Reserve Historical Society

Job/Internship Name
Cataloging Intern

Internship description 
Cataloging interns will work under the supervision of the WRHS cataloger to process and catalog materials in the institution’s collections. Interns will partake in review and selection, integration, and deaccession of the published, unpublished, and multimedia materials in the collections. The goal of this internship is to provide the intern with career relevant, hands-on experience with special collection materials.
Interns will be expected to:

  1. Catalog print materials (books, magazines, and pamphlets) in WRHS library collection including retrospective cataloging of existing collections and new acquisitions
  2. Assign call numbers following WHRS Library classification guidelines
  3. Use CuadraSTAR Knowledge Center for Libraries ILS to create item records
  4. Use OCLC Connexion for bibliographic records (copy and original cataloging)
  5. Use Library of Congress Authorities to assign indexing terms to electronically accessible descriptive catalogs

Learning Objectives for Interns…Interns will:

  1. Gain understanding of cataloging processes
  2. Become familiar with cataloging standards
  3. Become proficient with assigning call numbers
  4. Learn how to effectively search and catalog using OCLC Connexion bibliographic utility
  5. Learn the importance of controlled vocabulary and its importance in collection portals

Preferred skills, competencies and knowledge of student. 
Completion of LIS 60602 Cataloging and Classification I is preferred. Good computer skills. Strong communication and organization skills.

How to apply
Send a copy of your resume/CV and a brief statement of interest to:
Margaret Roulett, Archives & Special Collections Manager
Cleveland History Center,
mroulett@wrhs.org or (216)721-5722 x1519.

Location of organization
Cleveland, OH

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Internship: Library Exploration Internship - Blue Ash, Ohio

Organization Name

Greater Cincinnati Library Consortium aka Swon Libraries

 

Job/Internship Name

Library Exploration Internship

 

Internship description (type of work/possible projects).

SWON Libraries is a consortium of more than 45 libraries in Southwestern Ohio. Our members include public library systems (large and small), academic libraries, school libraries and special libraries. As the hub of this diverse membership, we provide ongoing education, coordinate the sharing of resources, work with our members in planning and presenting both programs and events, and promote a platform for social and career networking in the Southwest Ohio library community. A student intern at SWON will work with us in all these areas gaining a real life picture of library policies, issues, operations, and work life across all areas of librarianship. In addition to working in our office, we will design the internship based on the student's interests. If a student is interested in learning more about the different kinds of librarianship, we will set up visits and introduce them to practitioners in all types of libraries. On the other hand, If a student knows they were born to be a children's librarian, we can help them connect with children's librarians across our region providing an in depth look at that area of practice.

 

Preferred skills, competencies and knowledge of student.

No particular skills, just curiosity and a willingness to learn.

 

Projected schedule (number of hours a week) or if necessary the range of dates intern is needed

Our office is open Monday - Friday from 9:00 to 5:00 year round. Occasionally, when we are involved in programs, we work extended hours. Within this time frame an intern can create his/her own schedule, set a start and end date, and determine the number of hours worked each week.

 

How to apply (including contact person/institution supervisor. Do they need a resume etc.)

Contact Gayle Ecabert, Executive Director, at gayle@swonlibraries.org
Please include a short statement discussing why you are interested in working with us and a current resume.

 

Deadline for application

open

 

Location of organization

Blue Ash, Ohio (East side of Cincinnati)

 

Link to organization website/job application

View their website

 

Paid or Unpaid?

Unpaid

 

Internship: Collection Development & Management - Remote Work

Organization Name

Open Access Digital Theological Library

Job/Internship Name

Collection Development & Management Internship

Internship description

Student interns will learn how to curate Open Access content in an OCLC WorldShare environment. Upon completion of the internship, students will be to

  1. Locate university level Open Access content,
  2. Create collections in OCLC's knowledge base,
  3. Populate OCLC collections with appropriate Open Access content, and
  4. Troubleshoot collection and discoverability problems in the OCLC WMS environment.

Preferred skills, competencies and knowledge of student

Although the OADTL staff will train and supervise student interns, interns must

  1. be comfortable with working remotely via the web,
  2. have a high degree of attention to detail, and
  3. be highly coachable and trainable for new skill acquisition.

Although the OADTL curates content in religious studies (and related disciplines), no confessional commitments or orientation is required. All interns must be committed to the ALA's prohibitions against censureship in any form.

Projected schedule

  • Students will be trained over the web via live video meetings.
  • The dates and times for training are quite flexible.
  • After the initial training, students may work at any time which is convenient for the student.
  • Students never need to be physically present at the OADTL, although the student must participate in live, interactive training.

How to apply

Interested students should contact, Dr. Thomas E. Phillips, Ph.D., MLS, to make inquires.

director@digitaltheologicallibrary.org

Deadline for application

This is an ongoing opportunity. There is no deadline.

Location of organization

Upland, CA, but the internship is non-residential and can be completed from any location.

Link to organization website/job application

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Paid or Unpaid?

Unpaid
 

Internship: Research Assistant - Youngstown, OH

Organization Name

Mahoning County Law Library

Job/Internship Name

Research Assistant

Internship description (type of work/possible projects). In other words, how the student will spe...

The MCLL is seeking an intern to update and expand our legal research guides (https://proxy.qualtrics.com/proxy/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.mahoningcountyoh.gov%2F905%2FLibrary-Research-Guides&token=qHk3uLsv6g3sSdK1nbkXMzDcCJpk4Q%2BpfrJmB9O1qkw%3D). The legal research guides are intended to be a starting point for anyone who wishes to conduct legal research at the Mahoning County Law Library. It will be the responsibility of the intern to review the current guides for accuracy and currency, to add abstracts to the items listed, and to research to see if there are any additional sources which should be added. The intern may also divide the guide into two or more specific guides if warranted. The library is also looking to add new guides to cover additional legal research areas. The intern should plan on completing at least one guide during his or her internship.

Preferred skills, competencies and knowledge of student. (Internship site can recommend that cert...

Advanced understanding of legal research is required.

Projected schedule (number of hours a week) or if necessary the range of dates intern is needed –...

It is expected that the majority of the work will be done at the Mahoning County Law Library under the supervision of the director. The successful candidate will work 5-10 hours per week at the library between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The library will accommodate students schedules and needs.

How to apply (including contact person/institution supervisor. Do they need a resume etc.)

Please send a cover letter and resume to smcgrew@mahoningcountyoh.gov.

Questions may be directed to Susan McGrew, Director of the Mahoning County Law Library. She can be reached at 330-740-2295 x. 7782 or smcgrew@mahoningcountyoh.gov.

Deadline for application

Open

Location of organization

Mahoning County Common Pleas Courthouse, 120 Market St., 4th Floor, Youngstown, OH 44503

Link to organization website/job application

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Paid or Unpaid?

Unpaid

If paid, at what rate?

Not paid