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Job: Collection Strategies Librarian - Kent, OH

Organization Name
Kent State University Libraries

Job title
Collection Strategies Librarian

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Kent, Ohio, United States

Position & Job Description
Kent State University Libraries seeks a knowledgeable, collaborative and innovative librarian to lead our general collection development and management operations. This position will be key to creating and sustaining an environment of evidence-based acquisition and will seek a broad representation of ideas using new mediums and technologies to assess and provide point-of-need access to the collection. This position is responsible for the fiscal planning, reporting, and management of the Libraries’ $4.5 million general collections budget. This will be a 12-month tenure-track faculty position reporting to the Assistant Dean for Collections and Technology. 

Duties and Responsibilities of Job

  •  Develops frameworks and leads the coordination of evidence-based content acquisition, management, and assessment regardless of format or delivery platform
  •  Designs models that promote and sustain content acquisitions, access, archiving, and preservation, and coordinates the Libraries’ local and consortial resource selection and evaluation
  •  Formulates assessment strategies and analyzes quantitative and qualitative data to inform and substantiate the strategic allocation of the Libraries’ collections budget, as well as decision processes for the selection and management of content, including print, digital, media, data, and other emergent formats
  •  Creates and employs methodologies that promote best practices in making informed collection development and management decisions; and conducts regular content use reviews
  •  Monitors local, consortial, and vendor-provided reports to identify collection-related trends and patterns.
  •  Manages the general collections budget
  •  Works in departmental and University Libraries’ working groups to ensure objectives are effectively met. 

Required Job Application Skills

  •  MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program or other relevant graduate degree as deemed appropriate by the Libraries
  •  Minimum of three years’ relevant experience in a major academic or research library in content acquisition, management, and assessment or equivalent comparable experience
  •  Experience with library collection development, management, and budgeting
  •  Knowledge of current, evolving, and innovative models of collection development
  •  Strong data analysis skills, ability to gather, assess, interpret, and present quantitative and qualitative data for varied audiences
  •  Experience working in or with a large academic consortium
  •  Experience with creating collection development and management policies and strategies
  •  Familiarity with licensing electronic resource practices
  •  Potential to satisfy the requirements for tenure track faculty reappointment, tenure and promotion
  •  Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

Preferred Job Application Skills

  •  Evidence of working to build and support collections which serve diverse populations
  •  Record of scholarship
  •  Experience using the acquisition functions of an ILS system to make informed collections related decision
  •  Experience managing electronic resource acquisition and management
  •  High level of proficiency with Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Tableau and other software applications to manage and present data
  •  Track-record showing ability to work collaboratively
  •  Ability to adapt to technological and/or organizational change

Contact Person 
Kara L. Robinson, Associate Dean, krobinso@kent.edu

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Go to jobs.kent.edu, position number 997329. Applicants should supply a letter of interest, a curriculum vita, and the names and contact information of at least three (3) references. 

Date that Application Closes 
October 31, 2021

Potential Salary & Benefits 
Starting salary of $64,042. Faculty status at the Assistant Professor rank, tenure track. Generous health benefits. AAUP-KSU Faculty union. Four weeks paid vacation. Support for research activities and professional development. Tuition waiver.

Job: Digital and Preservation Archivist - Clemson, SC

Organization Name
Clemson University

Job title
Digital and Preservation Archivist

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Clemson, SC

Position & Job Description
Clemson University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented Digital and Preservation Archivist. The archivist will provide leadership and expertise in digital archiving and electronic records management, as well as digital preservation for the Special Collections and Archives. The unit is comprised of the Manuscript Collections, University Archives, Records Management, and Rare Books. The Special Collections and Archives, distinguished for its strong collections in university history, agriculture, and textile history, is part of the Clemson University Libraries. Library faculty are members of the academic community, with responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarship, and service. This is a 12-month tenure-track position accountable to the Head of Special Collections and Archives.

Duties and Responsibilities of Job
Responsibilities of the role include managing the digital conversion and online delivery of born-digital and digitized archival collections in collaboration with appropriate library partners, developing and implementing policies, standards, and procedures for the management of the digital content within the Special Collections and Archives, and integrating proper digital forensic tools to help ensure authentic and appropriately protected archival materials. The incumbent will also manage the conversion of analog formats and audiovisual materials and Coordinates with Records Management on the training of electronic records management and preservation.

Required Job Application Skills
The required qualifications for the role include an ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship; or an SAA-accredited graduate degree in archives administration or records management; or a relevant, accredited graduate degree as deemed appropriate by the Libraries, two years’ experience with digital preservation in some aspect of archives, special collections, or records repository, and demonstrated knowledge of digital archives and emerging digital curation practices. The incumbent should also demonstrate knowledge of national preservation standards and have the ability to learn new technologies and standards.

Preferred Job Application Skills
The ideal candidate will have experience in an academic or research library, experience with digital preservation tools such as Preservica, Bitcurator, or Archive-It, and experience working with archival collections, research, and outreach in a digital environment. The ideal candidate will also have a SAA Digital Archives Specialist certificate.

Contact Person 
James Cross

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Applicants should submit their CV, cover letter, and names and contact information for three professional references via the Interfolio job portal.

Date that Application Closes 
October 1, 2021

Potential Salary & Benefits 
Faculty rank and a minimum salary of $61,000 based on the successful candidate's qualifications and experience. Various medical plans, dental plans, and retirement plans are available. 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 13 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.

Job: Assistant Youth Services Coordinator - Akron, OH

Organization Name
Akron-Summit County Public Library

Job title
Assistant Youth Services Coordinator

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
60 South High Street, Akron, OH 44326

Position & Job Description
JOB TITLE: ASSISTANT YOUTH SERVICES COORDINATOR 
LOCATION: YOUTH SERVICES OFFICE
HOURS: Full-Time (37.5 hours), may include evening and weekend hours; not job-share eligible

We seek an Assistant Youth Services Coordinator to work collaboratively within the Youth Services team and with the ASCPL system as a whole while exhibiting the ASCPL Core Values of Excellence, Service, Learning, and Diversity and Inclusion. The position is based in our downtown Akron location, close to a variety of dining and shopping options.

Duties and Responsibilities of Job
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Assistant Youth Services Coordinator:

  • Helps determine direction of collection growth after consulting with Collection Development and gathering branch input.
  • Works with Children’s Library & Teen and Collection Development in the development and maintenance of content for intermediate/teen customers, and adults who live and work with them.
  • Oversees intermediate and teen programming and services, and advises and provides support to Intermediate/Teen Librarians system-wide.
  • Utilizes current technology to interact with intermediate youth and teens, works with other staff to institute new technologies and stays abreast of technology trends.
  • Provides training and mentoring to Intermediate/Teen Librarians.
  • Represents the library to community groups and organizations that work with intermediate youth and teens, their families, and adults who work with them.
  • Actively engages community agencies, non-profit organizations, units of government, schools, and businesses, and establishes and maintains relationships with these contacts.
  • Works with Main Library divisions and YSO to give tours and presentations at Main Library.
  • Plans and implements regularly-scheduled monthly Youth Services meetings.
  • Provides orientation, training and support to Youth Librarians; helps with continuing education/training opportunities for Intermediate/Teen Librarians.
  • Visits branches regularly and assists with planning and designing Intermediate and Teen promotional displays, programs and outreach and assists at branch programs when requested.
  • Helps plan signature Main Library programs like Geekfest and system-wise events such as author visits;
  • Substitutes for Youth and Children’s programs where needed.
  • Helps cover Children’s Library & Teen Division desks when needed.
  • Supervises Youth Services Office in the absence of the Coordinator.
  • Maintains awareness of developments in the field of Youth Librarianship.

 

Required Job Application Skills
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Required: Demonstrated comprehensive and broad knowledge of the principles and practices of library science as they apply to youth work. Working knowledge of publishers and their practices relating to intermediate/teen materials. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement intermediate/teen programs and services. Demonstrated PC experience with proficiency in Microsoft Office software. Demonstrated ability to direct the work of others. Demonstrated ability to think and work independently as well as speak and write effectively. Demonstrated ability to use sound professional judgment and initiative. Master of Library and Information Science degree issued from an ALA Accredited School of Library and Information Science of recognized standing

Preferred Job Application Skills
Preferred: Extensive professional experience in the field of youth work.

Contact Person 
Carolyn Burrier: 330.643-9185

How To Apply (link and instructions)
For consideration, applicants must either submit a resume or complete an Employment Application in the Human Resources Department at Main Library. Resumes should be emailed to library-HR@akronlibrary.org or mailed to Human Resources, Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 South High Street, Akron, OH 44326-0001. For more information about the Akron-Summit County Public Library system, please visit our website at www.akronlibrary.org.
THE AKRON-SUMMIT COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.

Date that Application Closes 
This position is open until filled.

Potential Salary & Benefits 
SALARY: Grade 12, $22.76/hour (Non-Exempt)

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including paid vacation and sick leave, 11 paid holidays, voluntary benefits (health, dental, and vision), ASCPL-provided life insurance, and retirement through the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS).

Job: Reference and Collection Development Librarian - Salem, OH

Organization Name
Salem Public Library

Job title
Reference and Collection Development Librarian 

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
821 E State St, Salem, OH 44460

Position & Job Description
Salem Public Library is seeking an energetic and customer focused professional to join our staff. Primary duties include customer service, reference assistance, readers advisory, collection development, assisting patrons with technology needs, along with planning and implementing programs for the public. 

Excellent benefits including Health and Life Insurance along with Vacation, Sick, and Personal Leave. Significant opportunity for professional development and growth.

Applicants should have their MLS/MLIS degree or have completed at least 15 hours of coursework toward their degree. 

Starting Salary: $17.50 per hour with an MLS/MLIS; $14.00 per hour if working toward completion of degree.

Contact Person 
Angie MadjaracHow To Apply (link and instructions)
Please apply through our job listing on Indeed.com.

Date that Application Closes 
September 30, 2021

Potential Salary & Benefits 
Starting Salary: $17.50 per hour with an MLS/MLIS; $14.00 per hour if working toward completion of degree.

Job: Research Analyst - Columbus, OH

Organization Name
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur

Job title
Research Analyst

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Columbus Ohio

Position & Job Description
We are currently seeking candidates for a full-time (40 hours) Research Analyst. This position reports to the Knowledge Management and Library Manager and will be based in the firm’s Columbus office. 

Duties and Responsibilities of Job
Essential Duties:

  • Ability to provide high quality, legal and non-legal research assistance for attorneys and staff. 
  • Analyze and synthesize information to produce actionable intelligence for attorneys and staff.
  • Generate and assemble information packets on potential clients, industry trends, and subject specific topics for attorneys and staff. 
  • Monitor and create alerts for legal, regulatory, company and industry related information. 
  • Assist with instruction on research techniques and tools for attorneys and staff virtually and in live sessions. 
  • Assist with the coordination of the library’s internal training initiatives.
  • Assist with the maintenance and dissemination of resources through the firm’s Intranet. 
  • Prepare and maintain instructional guides, pathfinders, and other documentation to promote library resources. 
  • Support knowledge management initiatives and assist with special projects as required. 
  • Assist with IRC orientation, training, outreach and marketing of IRC services. 
  • Provide backup coverage for other staff. 
  •  

Required Job Application Skills
Competencies:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; Must be able to communicate effectively with a diverse group of attorneys and staff. 
  • Strong customer service attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. 
  • Willingness to learn and stay current with the most effective legal research methods and various types of technologies. 
  • Highly dependable and able to provide high-quality service in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines. 
  • Initiative and creativity strongly desired.

Qualifications: 

  • ALA accredited degree in Library and Information Science or a JD from an ABA accredited institution or equivalent experience will be considered. 
  • Law firm experience is highly desirable but not required. 
  • Knowledge of standard legal research sources such as Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law; 
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of free and fee-based business resources, subject specific databases, and legal analytics tools. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to learn new technologies. Web design experience desirable but not required. 
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize, and manage multiple projects under pressure. 
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse group of attorneys and staff. 
  • Exceptional attention to detail, strong analytical and problem solving skills. 
  • Contact Person 

Mary Lynn Creighton

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Submit your resume and cover letter to:
Mary Lynn Creighton
mcreighton@porterwright.com

Date that Application Closes 
10/30/2021
 

Job: Visiting Instruction Librarian - Wooster, OH

Organization Name
College of Wooster

Job title
Visiting Instruction Librarian

Part Time or Full Time
Part Time

Location of organization
Wooster, OH

Position & Job Description
This position reports to the Librarian of the College and provides instruction and research consultations, conducts collection development, and serves as liaison to academic departments in support of our diverse community of learners. The position is half-time (20 hours per week), with flexible scheduling depending on the preferences of the candidate and the needs of the Libraries’ instruction program. The term commences two weeks before each academic Fall and Spring semester and ends the last day of finals each semester for a total of 38 weeks (19 each semester). Evaluation will be annual, with the possibility of contract renewal for up to three years during the period of August 2021 through May 2024.

Duties and Responsibilities of Job

  • Participates in the program of library instruction, including support for assigned First-Year Seminars, courses in liaison departments, workshops, and other classes as needed.
  • Provides reference and research consultation services.
  • Serves as liaison to several departments in multiple subject areas to be determined by employee educational background and library department needs.
  • Develops electronic and print collections that meet the research needs of the College community.
  • Attends library staff meetings and serves on library committees as appropriate.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments and trends in libraries.
  • Works collaboratively with the entire library staff to meet user needs in providing a library program that best supports the College community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Job Application Skills

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent. Will consider those whose degree will be completed no later than August 2022.
  • Experience delivering instruction (will consider internships, post-secondary experiences, coursework with practice in instruction, in addition to formal delivery of instruction in a classroom setting).
  • Knowledge to create virtual and physical learning materials.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.

Preferred Job Application Skills

  • Experience creating learning materials and tools for a post-secondary learning environment. 
  • Experience (employment and/or internship) or coursework specific to working in an academic library.
  • Experience with diverse, inclusive, and/or international student populations.
  • Humanities and/or Social Sciences background for subject liaison areas.

Contact Person 
Zach Sharrow, Interim Librarian of the College, zsharrow@wooster.edu

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references on the College of Wooster job board. Applications received by September 5, 2021, will receive full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Date that Application Closes 
9/30/2021

Job: Metadata Specialist - Dublin, OH

Organization Name
OCLC

Job title
Metadata Specialist

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Dublin, OH 

Position & Job Description
You have a life. We like that about you.

At OCLC, we believe you'll do the best work of your life when you're living the best life possible.

We work hard to build the technology that connects thousands of today's libraries. But we also work hard to make a job at OCLC a meaningful part of a balanced life- not a substitute for one.

The Job Details are as follows:

Discover. Innovate. Collaborate. Inform. A few words we use to describe a career at OCLC.

Technology with a Purpose. OCLC supports thousands of libraries in making information more accessible and more useful to people around the world. OCLC provides shared technology services, original research and community programs that help libraries meet the ever-evolving needs of their users, institutions, and communities. With office locations around the globe, OCLC employees are dedicated to offering premier services and software to help libraries cut costs while keeping pace with the demands of our information-driven society.

We are seeking a Metadata Specialist to join our Contract Cataloging team!

Major Responsibilities:

  • Creating metadata for both book and non-book titles, following descriptive cataloging rules according to AACR2/RDA and Library of Congress Rule Interpretations and/or LC-PSS PS, assigning subject headings, assigning Dewey, NLM, or LC call numbers. 
  • Meeting daily and monthly production and productivity goals in a cost-effective manner and meeting tight contractual deadlines on a monthly basis.
  • Maintaining a quality level of 98% accuracy or better by monitoring all cataloging work.
  • Independently assuming work flow management responsibilities for 3-5 or more concurrent projects and meeting tight contractual deadlines on a monthly basis.
  • Answering some metadata and project specific questions and on rare occasions, acting as a liaison for client libraries.
  • Occasionally reviewing the work of less experienced staff members.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma
  • 2-3 years of experience as a Metadata Specialist I or equivalent, including independently creating metadata for books and/or one additional format.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to work effectively with other department staff, and with clients.
  • Excellent project management and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks under tight deadlines.
  • Practical and theoretical knowledge of current cataloging practices and the OCLC-MARC formats.
  • Experience in metadata creation for at least one format.
  • Experience assigning call numbers and subject headings in at least one scheme.
  • Reading knowledge of English

Desired Qualifications:

  • Library Technician Diploma or Master of Library of Science degree from an ALA accredited institution or comparable credentials, including two years of successful library experience in original cataloging.
  • Experience reviewing the cataloging work of other staff.
  • Reading knowledge of one or more non-English languages and/or subject specialization (e.g., music or law).
  • Experience in creating metadata for non-book formats.

Contact Person 
mallgraa@oclc.org

How To Apply (link and instructions)
To Learn more and apply visit the OCLC jobs page.

Job: Visiting Instruction Librarian - Wooster, OH

Organization Name
College of Wooster

Job title
Visiting Instruction Librarian

Part Time or Full Time
Part Time

Location of organization
Wooster, OH

Position & Job Description
This position reports to the Librarian of the College and provides instruction and research consultations, conducts collection development, and serves as liaison to academic departments in support of our diverse community of learners. The position is half-time (20 hours per week), with flexible scheduling depending on the preferences of the candidate and the needs of the Libraries’ instruction program. The term commences two weeks before each academic Fall and Spring semester and ends the last day of finals each semester for a total of 38 weeks (19 each semester). Evaluation will be annual, with the possibility of contract renewal for up to three years during the period of August 2021 through May 2024.

Duties and Responsibilities of Job

  • Participates in the program of library instruction, including support for assigned First-Year Seminars, courses in liaison departments, workshops, and other classes as needed.
  • Provides reference and research consultation services.
  • Serves as liaison to several departments in multiple subject areas to be determined by employee educational background and library department needs.
  • Develops electronic and print collections that meet the research needs of the College community.
  • Attends library staff meetings and serves on library committees as appropriate.
  • Keeps abreast of new developments and trends in libraries.
  • Works collaboratively with the entire library staff to meet user needs in providing a library program that best supports the College community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Job Application Skills

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent. Will consider those whose degree will be completed no later than August 2022.
  • Experience delivering instruction (will consider internships, post-secondary experiences, coursework with practice in instruction, in addition to formal delivery of instruction in a classroom setting).
  • Knowledge to create virtual and physical learning materials.
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation, and communication skills.

Preferred Job Application Skills

  • Experience creating learning materials and tools for a post-secondary learning environment. 
  • Experience (employment and/or internship) or coursework specific to working in an academic library.
  • Experience with diverse, inclusive, and/or international student populations.
  • Humanities and/or Social Sciences background for subject liaison areas.

Contact Person 
Zach Sharrow, Interim Librarian of the College, zsharrow@wooster.edu

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Apply through the College of Wooster site. Applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. Applications received by September 5, 2021, will receive full consideration. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. 

Date that Application Closes 
9/30/2021

Job: Research Analyst - Columbus, OH

Organization Name
Porter Wright Morris & Arthur

Job title
Research Analyst

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Columbus Ohio

Position & Job Description
We are currently seeking candidates for a full-time (40 hours) Research Analyst. This position reports to the Knowledge Management and Library Manager and will be based in the firm’s Columbus office. 

Duties and Responsibilities of Job
Essential Duties:

  • Ability to provide high quality, legal and non-legal research assistance for attorneys and staff. 
  • Analyze and synthesize information to produce actionable intelligence for attorneys and staff.
  • Generate and assemble information packets on potential clients, industry trends, and subject specific topics for attorneys and staff. 
  • Monitor and create alerts for legal, regulatory, company and industry related information. 
  • Assist with instruction on research techniques and tools for attorneys and staff virtually and in live sessions. 
  • Assist with the coordination of the library’s internal training initiatives.
  • Assist with the maintenance and dissemination of resources through the firm’s Intranet. 
  • Prepare and maintain instructional guides, pathfinders, and other documentation to promote library resources. 
  • Support knowledge management initiatives and assist with special projects as required. 
  • Assist with IRC orientation, training, outreach and marketing of IRC services. 
  • Provide backup coverage for other staff. 

Required Job Application Skills
Competencies:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; Must be able to communicate effectively with a diverse group of attorneys and staff. 
  • Strong customer service attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to work collaboratively as part of a team. 
  • Willingness to learn and stay current with the most effective legal research methods and various types of technologies. 
  • Highly dependable and able to provide high-quality service in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines. 
  • Initiative and creativity strongly desired.

Qualifications: 

  • ALA accredited degree in Library and Information Science or a JD from an ABA accredited institution or equivalent experience will be considered. 
  • Law firm experience is highly desirable but not required. 
  • Knowledge of standard legal research sources such as Lexis, Westlaw, Bloomberg Law; 
  • Knowledge of a wide variety of free and fee-based business resources, subject specific databases, and legal analytics tools. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to learn new technologies. Web design experience desirable but not required. 
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize, and manage multiple projects under pressure. 
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse group of attorneys and staff. 
  • Exceptional attention to detail, strong analytical and problem solving skills. 

Contact Person 
Mary Lynn CreightonHow To Apply (link and instructions)
Submit your resume and cover letter to:
Mary Lynn Creighton

Date that Application Closes 
10/30/2021
 

Job: Library Director - Lake Orion, MI

Organization Name
Orion Township Public Library (MI)

Job title
Library Director - Orion Township Public Library (MI)

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Lake Orion (MI)

Position & Job Description
Library Director – Orion Township Public Library (MI)

As the Orion Township Public Library continues to welcome its patrons both in person and virtually, the Library welcomes a new Library Director—one who will continue the Library’s strong trajectory of service to its community. Working with 44 staff members and a $2.5 million annual budget, the six-member Board of Trustees, representing 39,500 residents, is interested in the candidate who is committed to serving both the Library’s patrons and the community. Contributing to the Township of Orion, actively participating professionally for the betterment of Orion, supporting the Library’s commitment to children and young adults, and supporting the Library’s mission, “to be known for more than books,” are key attributes of the next successful Library Director. Ongoing initiatives include a focus on technology innovations for improved service, expanding external partnerships, and developing and implementing a branding/marketing program resulting in increased outreach to the community.

Orion Township, “where living is a vacation,” was established in 1835 as a popular destination along the Detroit United Railway for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of Detroit—a short 48- minute drive. 184 years later, Orion Township is a thriving community in Northern Oakland County (MI). The Township includes the Village of Lake Orion and is a neighbor to Independence Township, Oxford Township, Oakland Township, and the City of Auburn Hills. At 36 square miles, Orion Township is a slice of the best of Michigan’s lakes, parks, highly rated schools, and communities – boasting more than 4,200 acres of parks and open spaces, including 42 lakes larger than five acres, more than 10 square miles of recreation, and more than 50 miles of paths and trail ways—earning the designation, “A Pure Michigan Trail Town.” Living in Orion Township offers a quality suburban lifestyle with local cultural activities, restaurants, coffee shops, and outdoor recreation opportunities. There is something to appeal to everyone!

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. This position closes September 26, 2021.

View the announcement of the Orion Township Library Library posting in entirety its along with accompanying links and information.

Duties and Responsibilities of Job
Responsibilities: Under administrative supervision and policy direction from the Library Board of Trustees, the Director manages and directs all operational and professional activities of the public library. This includes, but is not limited to, preparing and administering operating and capital budgets, overseeing personnel administration, directing the development of the library collection, overseeing the delivery of library services, and recommending policy and financial considerations to the Library Board. The Library Director models exceptional service expectations and supports staff in achieving those standards of service.

Required Job Application Skills
Qualifications: The minimum qualifications are the ability to obtain or currently have a Level 1 Professional Library Certification (an ALA-accredited master’s degree in library science and four years of full-time employment or an equivalent time period of paid professional library work experience following the completion of educational requirements) through the Library of Michigan and three years supervisory experience in a public library. Preferred qualifications include strong interpersonal communication skills, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, a thorough knowledge of library administration “best practices,” knowledge and support of innovative library technologies, experience in budgeting and finance, facilities management, and demonstrated ability to lead and mentor staff. Levy experience, experience reporting to a governing board, and additional courses in public administration or business are desirable.

Contact Person 
Karen Miller 

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Apply through the Orion Township Public Library posting.

Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller. This position closes September 26, 2021.

Date that Application Closes 
09-26-21

Potential Salary & Benefits 
Compensation: The hiring salary range is $75,000 – $97,000 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package. 

Job: Metadata Specialist - Columbus, Ohio

Organization Name
The Ohio State University Libraries

Job title
Metadata Specialist

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Columbus, Ohio

Position & Job Description
The Ohio State University Libraries seeks an analytical and innovative individual to fill the position of Metadata Specialist. Under the general guidance of the Metadata Initiatives Librarian, the position focuses on creating, transforming, and remediating metadata related to digitized and born-digital library materials, representing a rich and diverse array of formats, subjects, and levels of existing description.  Applies knowledge of multiple metadata standards and formats to perform metadata audits and clean up to ensure compliance with guidelines and formats. Prepares and verifies batch loads. Coordinates with colleagues throughout the library to ensure efficient workflows for digital collection production, from selection to discoverability. Ensures application of various metadata standards and provides training and oversight to staff performing routine metadata creation. Hires and supervises student employees and may direct staff in performing metadata work. Manages and prioritizes multiple concurrent projects, including ongoing communication and collaboration with partner units. Consistently demonstrates commitment to our values and promotes an organizational culture of Discovery, Connection, Equity, Integrity, and Stewardship (See OSU's Strategic Directions site for more information) as well as dedication to advance the work of Content and Access.  All other duties as assigned.

Required Job Application Skills
Bachelor’s degree in Data Analytics, Information Studies, Communications, or Art/Humanities or other appropriate field; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Two years of experience manipulating data using Excel spreadsheets. Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Excellent analytic skills, including complex problems solving. Detailed oriented. 

Preferred Job Application Skills
Experience creating and editing descriptive metadata. Experience with project management. Familiarity with metadata standards, such as Dublin Core. Familiarity with tools that clean-up and transform metadata, such as Python, XSLT, and OpenRefine. Aptitude for learning new technologies or software.

Contact Person 
Annamarie Klose

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Apply through the Ohio State University job portal.

Please attach cover letter and resume with online application.

Date that Application Closes 
2021-10-11

Potential Salary & Benefits 
The posting range for this position is $17.00 to $19.00 per hour.
 

Job: Collection Strategies Librarian - Laredo, TX

Organization Name
Texas A&M International University

Job title
Collection Strategies Librarian

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Laredo, TX

Position & Job Description
The Collection Strategies Librarian, under general supervision, supervises the staff in theCollection Acquisitions & Support department. This individual will manage the library resources allocation and serve as a member of the library’s Collections Team.

Duties and Responsibilities of Job

  • Manage the lifecycle of digital resources, including databases, ebooks, streaming video, serials, etc.
  • Manage the allocation provided by the Library Director for the acquisition of print and digital resources.
  • Develop assessment strategies and conduct ongoing assessment of the library’s collection, in collaboration with other librarians and library staff.
  • Collaborate with librarians and library staff, as well as library vendors, to maintain continuity of access to library resources through troubleshooting and testing.
  • Obtain and compile usages statistics for digital resources and provide analysis pertaining to usage.
  • Oversee the Federal Depository Library Program.
  • Maintain an awareness of current trends in acquisitions, collections, and digital resource management.
  • Collaborate with academic departments on grant funding allocations.
  • Collaborate with librarians and library staff on collection review and deselection.
  • Attend meetings, participate in special projects and serve on committees relating to the library, the University, and consortia, as necessary.
  • Supervise staff in Collection Acquisitions & Support.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Job Application Skills

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Two years of related experience in an academic library setting.
  • Experience managing an allocation or budget.

Preferred Job Application Skills

  • One year of supervisory experience.
  • Experience with negotiating contracts and license agreements.
  • Experience managing workflows and processes associated with the acquisition and management of physical and digital resources.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability in applying principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion to library collection development and management.

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Applications must be submitted online at the Texas A&M website.

Date that Application Closes 
First review of application will be on October 6, 2021

Potential Salary & Benefits 
$53,500

Internships

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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Paid or Unpaid?
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

Link to organization website/job application
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Paid or Unpaid?
Unpaid

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