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Job: Law Librarian Graduate Recruit - Washington, D.C.

Organization Name
Congressional Research Service

Job title
Law Librarian Graduate Recruit

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Washington, D.C.

Position & Job Description
About the Graduate Recruit Program:
Initial appointments under the Graduate Recruit Program will be made for a period up to 120 days. Initial appointments are expected to convert to permanent, contingent upon the participant’s successful performance, completion of all degree requirements, and availability of funding. Those students who return to school to complete their advanced degree program may be eligible for a permanent position once they obtain their degree

Duties and Responsibilities of Job
Duties for this position include the following:

  • The Law Librarians selected under this announcement will:
  • Provide reference and research services to CRS legislative attorneys, policy analysts and congressional clients;
  • Develop search techniques and files for handling specific types of requests;
  • Search the Library of Congress, CRS, and external electronic resources in response to requests for information;
  • Examine publications, electronic resources, and trends in a variety of areas;
  • Develop knowledge of collections for use in performing research tasks; and
  • Assist with the creation and maintenance of databases, web pages, collaborative tools and other information systems.

Required Job Application Skills
Who may be considered: Graduate students and Library of Congress employees who meet all of the following eligibility requirements:

  1. U.S. Citizenship
  2. Current enrollment in or anticipated graduation from an appropriate, accredited advanced degree program. (Library employees who already possess a graduate degree and maintain Library employment status without a break in service may be considered for appointment under the CRS Graduate Recruit Program).
  3. Education requirements for a GS-09 appointment (see table below)

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR LAW LIBRARIAN POSITIONS

  • GS-09 Grade Level
  • Two full years of progressively higher level graduate education in library or information science, OR master’s degree in library or information science or equivalent graduate degree related to the position, OR enrollment in a master of library or information science degree program or equivalent graduate degree program with one year of relevant work experience equivalent to the GS-07 level.

 

Preferred Job Application Skills

  • The critical (**) knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs), gained through education, experience and/or training, needed to successfully perform the duties of the position:
  • Prior Background and Experience / Ability to Apply Knowledge of Legal Reference Sources in Public Policy Research**
  • Ability to Provide Reference Services**
  • Ability to Conduct Information Research with a Legal or Public Policy Focus**

In addition to the critical KSAs listed above, the following competencies will also be addressed during the interview:

  • Ability to Interact Collaboratively with Others
  • Ability to Utilize Information Technology
  • Ability to Solve Problems and Make Decisions
  • Ability to Communicate Effectively Other Than in Writing

How To Apply (link and instructions)
CRS is fully committed to workforce diversity. Interested applicants must apply online at the USAJOBS website.

 

Date that Application Closes
December 15, 2020

Potential Salary & Benefits
Salary: $59,534 to $77,396 per year
Appointment type: Temporary - Position will be filled under the Congressional Research Service Graduate Recruit Program. Full-time, temporary with the expectation of subsequent conversion to permanent.
Work schedule: Full-Time - Grad Recruit position.

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
You will:

  • Select and work on projects ranging from operations to research and development; project opportunities are in data science, data management, open science, public access, vocabularies and ontologies, consumer health, common data elements, genetics, natural language processing, imaging, digital humanities, software preservation, exhibits, policy, and digital communication
  • Grow professionally and learn in a cohort, participating in an established curriculum, as well as through informal facilitated learning workshops, and informational interviews
  • Rotate to the NIH Library (by arrangement); Clinical Informationist experience at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center
  • Meet NLM Leadership
  • Develop leadership skills through a leadership curriculum, behavioral assessments, and regular self-development activities
  • Receive support from experienced mentors
  • Attend national professional conferences, including the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting, and the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of MLA annual meeting
  • Potentially complete a second-year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States (based on funding)

 
The NLM Associate Fellowship Program offers a formal curriculum with exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of the NLM web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven 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. Watch a video about the program or listen to a webinar.
 
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; a second optional year depending on funding
Where: National Library of Medicine, campus of the National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
 
When: September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022
Stipend: $59,534; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding
Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master’s in information science/library science
Deadline for applications: Thursday, January 28, 2021
Apply online here
Contact information: Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301.827.4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov
 
Who is eligible?
All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a 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. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.
 
Applications and additional information are available on the Web at Associate Fellowship Program: How to Apply . Application deadline is Thursday, January 28, 2021. Between 3 and 6 fellows will be selected for the program.
Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-827-4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov
 
The National Library of Medicine is located on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, just outside of Washington, DC. The 317-acre campus boasts plenty of green space, where we have regular cultural events for staff and the public. Excellent restaurants, shops, transportation, and entertainment make Bethesda a great place to work, and the wealth of museums, monuments, parks, sports and cultural activities in the Washington metropolitan area provides ample recreation opportunities. A metro subway station (Medical Center on the red line) and bus stops on the NIH campus provide access to DC, suburban Maryland, and North Virginia. We also have free parking.
 
NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation.
 

Contact Person
Kathel Dunn

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Applications and additional information are available on the Web at Associate Fellowship Program: How to Apply . Application deadline is Thursday, January 28, 2021. Between 3 and 6 fellows will be selected for the program.
Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-827-4284 or kathel.dunn@nih.gov

Date that Application Closes
1/28/2021

Potential Salary & Benefits
When: September 1, 2021 – August 31, 2022
Stipend: $59,534; additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance; up to $1,500 in relocation funding
Eligibility: recent graduate (within the past two years) with a master’s in information science/library science

Job: Assistant Librarian - Painesville, OH

Organization Name
Lincoln Library Lake Erie College

Job title
Assistant Librarian

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Painesville, OH

Position & Job Description
The assistant librarian will provide a broad range of library services--including instruction, reference work, and circulation services--to a diverse community of users in support of the College's curriculum and the Library’s mission.

Duties and Responsibilities of Job

  • Provides general information services (i.e. printing, room reservation, reserves, etc.) at the front desk for students, faculty, and staff for a major portion of the workday.
  • Designs the plans for instructional sessions and teaches the sessions to acquaint students with library resources and search skills in order to support academic learning.
  • Communicates with faculty for scheduling and tailoring sessions to course needs.
  • Contributes to the design and implementation of library learning objectives and assessment initiatives.
  • Creates and updates online learning objects such as specialized research guides, multimedia tutorials, and libguides.
  • Understands and navigates the library’s resources and provides individual research assistance
  • Performs readers’ advisory for the campus community.
  • Generally promotes library services and effective use of resources. Manages the circulation desk and its implements.
  • Assists the director with student worker orientation, training, and supervision.
  • Participates in at least one professional development activity per semester in order to stay current on the trends in the field.
  • Participates in campus activities representing the library in coordination with the director.

Preferred Job Application Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in library and information science, education or a related discipline. While MLIS is preferred, candidates with other relevant work experiences will be considered.
  • Demonstrated experience in and strong commitment to information literacy instruction and demonstrated aptitude for face-to-face instruction, whether in a group or one-on-one setting.
  • Ability to provide individual research assistance and instruction.
  • Demonstrated expertise in database searching and information retrieval.
  • Familiarity with current trends and issues in information literacy training and critical thinking skills training.
  • Excellent oral, written, and listening skills.
  • Proficiency with common software like MS Office.
  • Ability to build strategic alliances both within and across disciplines, and within and outside of the College.
  • Familiarity with LibGuides, LMS systems, and/or similar products.
  • Experience with automated library systems such as Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra.
  • Ability to adapt to and master new software, emerging technology, and changing library needs.
  • Experience in an academic library and interest in many facets of its workings.
  • Possesses a service mentality that is deeply rooted in core ethics of librarianship and will serve to the highest standards of the industry.
  • Must be willing to learn on the job and pursue professional development activities in order to keep up with the current developments of the field and to offer the best possible support and services to the students of the College.

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and three professional references to: humanresources@lec.edu (preferred method for applications) or Assistant Librarian Search, Lake Erie College, 391 W. Washington St., LEC Box 358, Painesville, OH 44077. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Subject to a criminal background check prior to employment. Learn more about Lake Erie College at our website. EOE

 

Job: Technical Services Librarian - Alliance, OH

Organization Name
University of Mount Union

Job title
Technical Services Librarian

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Alliance, OH

Position & Job Description
The University of Mount Union is seeking a collaborative and service-oriented full-time Technical Services Librarian. This position manages the technical services department which is responsible for cataloging and providing access to library materials in all formats and maintains Sierra, the library’s ILS. The Technical Services Librarian will play an active role in cultivating an environment of diversity and inclusion, especially for the university’s first generation, marginalized, and underrepresented students.

Duties and Responsibilities of Job

  • Catalogs and classifies print and online information resources as well as objects and equipment; analyzes and interprets resource data and applies appropriate bibliographic metadata standards and formats
  • Supervises and manages student employees, as necessary, to enhance their academic and professional development
  • Maintains quality assurance of all records in the library catalog and establishes or updates department policies by keeping abreast of current cataloging and OPAL/OhioLINK practices.
  • Manages and interprets copyright compliance issues associated with the copying and distributing of library-owned or licensed information resources
  • Monitors and analyzes resource sharing data to support library strategic planning and collection development
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures, and oversees mediated lending of library collections and information resources
  • Manages requests from faculty and other library users and obtains requested research and information resources
  • Manages the organization, processing and storage of library and university archive collections.
  • Supports the library’s reference services with scheduled desk hours. Provides research help services via the library’s LibAnswers and LibGuides platforms.
  • Maintains collection integrity with weeding protocols and inventory assessments.
  • Serves as a liaison to academic departments by supporting collection development, instruction in information literacy, and maintaining faculty contacts.
  • Participates in professional, library, and university service and engagement activities as appropriate.
  • Reports to the Director of Libraries

Required Job Application Skills

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school required
  • Experience with cataloging, technical services, and collection development and management required.
  • Experience with an integrated library system
  • Comprehensive knowledge of integrated library system software and bibliographic supports systems.
  • Must be able to produce required reports, printouts, data as needed.
  • Ability to interpret information and make decisions in accordance with standards and best practices in bibliographic services.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of OCLC cataloging protocols, Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (2nd edition), USMarc, Dewey Decimal Classification, Library of Congress subject headings, authority control standards, and familiarity with Resource Description and Access (RDA).

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Apply for the position at our website.

 

Job: Catalog Librarian - Larerdo, TX

Organization Name
Texas A&M International University

Job title
Catalog Librarian

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Laredo, TX

Position & Job Description
The Cataloging Librarian, under direction, coordinates the catalog department in the cataloging, classifying, accessioning, linking, and labeling of library materials so that they are accessible to library patrons. This position creates and maintains metadata for library materials in all formats and leads the development of metadata policies including descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata schemas for digital collections appropriate for the library's current and future content management systems.
 

Duties and Responsibilities of Job

  • Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Catalogs and classifies monographic materials of classes using cataloging rules and schedules. Supervises physical processing of monographic materials in all formats.
  • Catalogs and classifies non-State-adopted materials, print or non-print, for the Library, using classification schedules. Catalogs and classifies State-adopted materials and supervises the processing of those materials.
  • Catalogs theses, honors theses, dissertations, student papers, oral history interviews, manuscripts, and maps.
  • Completes original cataloging, prepares workforms for input onto the online system with proper fixed fields, tags, indicators, delimiters and exporting records to the Library’s integrated system.
  • Makes necessary changes in order to conform to library practices. Reviews new subject headings accepted by the Library.
  • Establishes and maintains policies and procedures for the operation of the Catalog Department. Aids in problem solving with regard to the cataloging and authority subsystems of the Library system. Solves problems in records and in the Library System.
  • Directs operators regarding choice of records, modifications, call numbers, subject headings, cataloging rules, and local practices.
  • Coordinates, supervises, and participates in the maintenance of the database created by the cataloging module of the library system.
  • Attends meetings, participates in special projects, and serves on committees relating to the library, the University, and consortia.

    
This document represents the major duties, responsibilities, and authorities of this job, and is not intended to be a complete list of all tasks and functions. Other duties may be assigned.
    
Additional Responsibilities

  • Supervises, trains and evaluates student and library staff.
  • Responsible for oversight of all aspects of record quality and catalog integrity.
  • Creates original bibliographic and non-MARC metadata records following RDA, AACR2, Library of Congress Classification Schedules and subject headings and other non-MARC metadata related formats (e.g., Dublin Core). Collaborates with other areas of the Library to provide cataloging and metadata technical support.
  • Leads the development of metadata policies including descriptive, administrative, and technical metadata schemas for digital collections appropriate for the library's current and future systems and other content management systems.
  • Works closely with other library departments in developing weeding project plans, generating the reports and batch data processing that are necessary for collection weeding projects.
  • Compiles and analyzes annual cataloging statistics for reporting to internal and external agencies.
  • Maintains knowledge of, and engages in, continuous professional development to keep up with current and developing standards and practices for metadata and cataloging.
  • Serves as primary liaison to OCLC.

   

Required Job Application Skills
Education – Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution

Preferred Job Application Skills

  • Two or more years of experience performing cataloging and metadata functions
  • Advanced coursework in cataloging, indexing, and/or metadata.
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience cataloging Spanish language materials.

   

Contact Person
Ben Rawlins (benjamin.rawlins@tamiu.edu)

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Applicants should be prepared to upload a cover letter that addresses how his/her qualifications meet the position requirements, a CV, and unofficial transcripts when they apply through TAMIU’s employment website. Contact information for three references should be supplied at the time of application.

Date that Application Closes
January 6, 2021

Potential Salary & Benefits
Starting salary is $52,800

Job: Library Collections & Information Services Manager - Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Organization Name
LAC Group

Job title
Library Collections & Information Services Manager

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Thuwal, Saudi Arabia

Position & Job Description
LAC Group is seeking a Library Collections and Information Services Manager for a prestigious university in Thuwal, Saudi Arabia. The Library Manager will be responsible for strategic planning and implementing innovative and effective library services in support of student and faculty research, learning and knowledge sharing. The position is a full-time employment opportunity and relocation candidates will be strongly considered.

Duties and Responsibilities of Job

  • Manage services in e-resource management, cataloguing, resource discovery, collections development, scholarly communication, instructions, acquisitions, information services etc.
  • Identify and develop new programs and services in response to stakeholders’ needs and in consideration of technology change and development.
  • Serve as chief liaison for library subscriptions, license agreements; publisher, faculty, students and researcher relations.
  • With the Library Director, creates department strategy, then develops, assesses, and manages services and programs with ongoing input from key stakeholders at all levels of the organization and throughout the University.
  • As part of the Library management team, participates in the development of the University Library’s vision and responds to the changing needs of the university community; as well as participates in system-wide planning, policy development, and resource allocation.
  • Manages, develops, supports the department’s employees; oversees the whole operations of the department, and reports on the work of the department.
  • Sponsoring and/or leads cross-unit functional projects to ensure goals and projects are completed according to scope, timeline and budget.
  • Manages the relationship with internal/external parties in regards to subscription licenses, service level agreements and other documents to maintain a sustainable and seamless access to Library resources and services.
  • Oversees collaborations with Academic and Research communities through the subject librarians, instructions, collection development and scholarly communication programs.
  • Contributes to and represents the interests of the University Library in regional and international initiatives; seeks partnerships and collaborative service and research opportunities.

Required Job Application Skills
QUALIFICATIONS
Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or allied discipline in an accredited program is required.
Minimum five years of leadership and team management experience, preferably from academic and research libraries, library consortium, or library services organizations;
System-wide experience in tools for e-resource management, resource discovery, metadata and cataloguing, Libguides etc.
Broad understanding of collections development, license negotiations, library instructions, reference services, access services and scholarly communication issues;
Proven project management experience and a demonstrated ability to estimate scope of a project and bring it to completion on time and budget;

   
SKILLSET

  • Prior experience in a multi-cultural environment;
  • Significant participation in professional associations and/or relevant publications;
  • Successful record of developing people and initiating new programs.
  • Proactivity, flexibility, decisiveness, problem-solving, the ability to network, and staying informed about library developments and trends.
  • Ability to effectively communicate issues and solutions to a diverse set of stakeholders; Demonstrated leadership style that promotes teamwork and consensus building.
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer service to internal and external stakeholders.
  • Excellent communication, writing and presentation skills in English.

Contact Person
Katy Davis

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Apply through this website.

Date that Application Closes
12/31/2020

Potential Salary & Benefits
DOE, negotiable

Job: Education Informationist - Denver, CO

Organization Name
University of Colorado Strauss Health Sciences Library

Job title
Education Informationist

Part Time or Full Time
Full Time

Location of organization
Denver, CO

Position & Job Description
The Education Informationist coordinates development, promotion, delivery, and assessment of library classes and trainings. As a member of the Education & Research department, the Education Informationist also actively participates in reference, consultation, searching, and liaison services.

Duties and Responsibilities of Job
The first four responsibilities listed are unique to this position; all others are duties performed by the entire department.

  • Lead implementation of best pedagogical practices for graduate/faculty audiences in libraries
  • Lead the development, deployment, and assessment of the suite of library classes and training
  • Manage the library teaching schedule and reservations, including scheduling software (e.g., LibCal) and using room reservation software (e.g., EMS)
  • Assists and collaborates in department and campus-wide OER (Open Educational Resources) initiatives, including teaching/training, administering grant-funded projects, and developing related web content
  • Respond to in-depth reference requests from students, faculty and staff, both face-to-face and virtually
  • Provide one-on-one or small group consultations, both face-to-face and virtually
  • Participate in the development, delivery, and assessment of library classes and develop and deliver instruction/training on special topics as requested
  • Serve as the library liaison to a school, college, or academic unit; attend unit orientations, meetings, and events, and collaborate with faculty to embed library instruction, services, and resources into the curriculum and online learning environments
  • Conduct literature searches, from “just in time” searches to systematic reviews, providing guidance for researchers in use of appropriate research management tools (e.g.., Covidence)
  • Provide user support for citation management software (e.g., EndNote) including installation, training, and troubleshooting
  • Monitor trends in academic and health sciences reference, instruction, and literature searching services and contribute to the development of health sciences librarianship
  • Assist in development of departmental strategic planning, setting priorities, creating policies, and improvements to services
  • Create, assess, and maintain departmental web content (e.g., Drupal, LibGuides) including tutorials, guides, and handouts
  • Seek out collaborative opportunities across campus, including research and grant-funded projects
  • Assist in collection and analysis of departmental statistics and assessment of services
  • Represent the library on campus, CU-system, or professional committees at the local, state, and/or national level

Required Job Application Skills
Master’s degree or higher from an ALA accredited library school or foreign equivalent. Degree in hand by June 30 2021

Preferred Job Application Skills

  • Experience teaching and developing real-time and asynchronous instructional sessions for graduate students and faculty, both in-person and online
  • Experience providing virtual and face-to-face library reference services
  • Experience or knowledge of Open Educational Resources, Creative Commons licensing, Fair Use/copyright or open educational repositories
  • Experience providing one-on-one or small group consultations on library resources or information management
  • Experience or knowledge about conducting literature searches, including systematic reviews, and using supporting software (e.g., Covidence)
  • Knowledge of biomedical information resources
  • Experience with educational technology tools, including course management software (e.g., Canvas)
  • Experience with citation management software (e.g., EndNote)
  • Knowledge of or experience with evidence-based health care practices
  • Experience working in a health sciences, academic, research, life sciences, related-field special library, or previous experience in a health profession
  • Demonstrated evidence of flexibility, initiative, dependability, creativity, and the ability to work cooperatively in an evolving technological environment
  • Strong interest in or experience with pedagogical models in theory and practice in libraries
  • Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

Contact Person
Email to: Tanya.Tamim@cuanschutz.edu

How To Apply (link and instructions)
Application Materials Required: Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References
 
Application Materials Instructions:

Please submit your application at our website, refer to requisition ID: 19604

When applying, applicants must include:

  • A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  • A current Resume/CV
  • The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for 3-5 professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document

Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Date that Application Closes
December 28, 2020

Potential Salary & Benefits
$50,000-$56,000 maximum. Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background checks for all new employees prior to their employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Benefits can be found on our website.

To determine compensation, you can use our Total Compensation Calculator on our website.

Job: Metadata Remediator - Sunbury, OH

Organization Name
Community Library

Job title
Metadata Remediator

Part Time or Full Time
Part Time

Location of organization
44 Burrer Dr.
Sunbury, OH 43704

Position & Job Description
The Community Library in Sunbury, OH, is considering proposals for a qualified metadata remediator to update the existing Dublin Core metadata associated with records in its digital library, Delaware County Memory. The remediation of the metadata must meet the standards of the Ohio Digital Network (ODN) for inclusion in the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA).

Duties and Responsibilities of Job
Review and modify the Dublin Core metadata attached to each title in Delaware County Memory.
Ensure that the newly modified metadata meets Ohio Digital Network (MAP) standards.

Required Job Application Skills
The ideal candidate should have a firm foundation in Dublin Core, MAP, experience with Omeka or similar digital asset management software.

Preferred Job Application Skills
A genuine interest in history, and a willingness to question the assignment of DC elements to certain fields is welcome.

Contact Person
Margaret Arnold, Local History Librarian

How To Apply
Submit resume or letter outlining qualifications by email to margaret@yourcl.org.

Date that Application Closes
Friday, January 15, 2021 at 5:00pm

Potential Salary & Benefits
This project has been selected for funding by the LSTA Metadata Mini-Grant through the State Library of Ohio. The grant provides funding up to $3,500.00 dollars for accurate metadata remediation. We estimate that a professional remediator can complete the job in 140 hours at a rate of $25/hr. 80% of the grant will be dispersed at the beginning of the grant cycle in January 2021, and the remaining 20% by September 2021.

Internships

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: Town Hall Collections - Zoar, OH

Organization Name
Historic Zoar Village

Job/Internship Name
Town Hall Collections

Internship description
The Town Hall Museum holds a large collection of items that are in need of cataloging, assessing, and given proper collections care. We are looking into purchasing Proficio and moving our collections data to the new software. We are also going to catalog the Town Hall in its entirety so that the staff, other than our volunteer curator know what is in the collection. We are also working on cataloging and rehousing our more modern (1970s to present) photographic collection with the hope of eventually getting the collection on Ohio Memory. We are starting STEPS and as with most organizations, collections will be our most challenging portion. If you have any students looking for any archival, collections, or any other history or STEPS related internships, please keep us in mind.

Preferred skills, competencies and knowledge of student.
We are looking for interns with a high level of organizational skills. We are also looking for interns who can assist our volunteers and help them understand the process of proper care of collections.

Projected schedule 
At least 8 hours per week.

How to apply
Please send a resume and cover letter to Tammi Shrum at tshrum@historiczoarvillage.com

Deadline for application
Ongoing

Location of organization
Zoar, Ohio

Link to organization website/job application
Link can be found here.

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: Digitizing Ohio Ballet Collection - Akron, OH

Organization Name

Akron-Summit County Public Library

Job/Internship Name

Digitizing Ohio Ballet Collection

Internship description (type of work/possible projects)

Student will spend internship hours scanning past performance materials and programs from the large and vast Ohio Ballet Collection in Special Collections at the Akron-Summit County Public Library. Student will also learn how to us CONTENTdm and upload Ohio Ballet materials corresponding metadata into our Summit Memory, website which is available at this LINK.
   
   

Preferred skills, competencies and knowledge of student

Familiarity with basics of scanning software and digital resolution when scanning items, interest in dance/performance and also local history writing, willingness to be instructed about metadata and subject authority control.

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

Hours flexible and negotiable to student's schedule and classes.

How to apply

Very general resume and cover letter stating why interested internship is preferred.

Contact: Mary Plazo, Special Collections Division Manager, Akron-Summit County Public Library

Email: mplazo@akronlibary.org

Phone: 330-643-9030

Deadline for application

No deadline

Location of organization

Akron-Summit County Public Library, 60 S. High St., Akron, OH 44326-0001

Link to organization website/job application

Apply Online

Paid or Unpaid?

Unpaid

If paid, at what rate?

Not paid

 

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

Internship: Academic Librarianship - Delaware, OH

Organization Name
Methodist Theological School in Ohio

Job/Internship Name
Internship in Academic Librarianship

Internship description (type of work/possible projects).
Responsibilities

  • Provides research support through supervised research consultations with students.
  • Creates online subject guide in at least one subject area, such as Biblical Studies, Theological Studies, Chaplaincy, Spirituality, Inter-religious Contexts, Church History, and Research Methods in Theology and Religion.
  • Curates the creation of at least one online video library on a social justice topic, such as Ecology and Justice/Ecotheology, Immigration, Religion, Gender studies, and Sexuality, Disability and Religion, Feminist studies and theology, and Labor and justice.
  • Creates or revises web-based library tutorials
  • Online Outreach Activity: Plan and lead one 30-minute virtual event, such as a virtual workshop on citation management tools, a Virtual Lunch & Learn event, or a virtual workshop on research techniques using Zoom.
  • Other special projects and duties as assigned

Preferred skills, competencies and knowledge of student.
EXPERIENCE: Required: Good communication and presentation skills; flexibility; demonstrated ability to take initiative and work in a team environment; willingness to speak to diverse groups; desire and interest to work with graduate students, faculty, and library staff; and a strong public service orientation. Preferred: Preference for students who have completed at least one semester of coursework and are comfortable with database searching (i.e., controlled vocabularies and Boolean operators) with interest in or prior experience with teaching.

Projected schedule (number of hours a week) or if necessary the range of dates intern is needed.
HOURS: This internship is a temporary, part-time position available for up to 15 hours per week in the fall semester 2020 or spring semester 2021. Due to the limited in-person services offered during the Covid-19 pandemic, this internship will be online in the fall 2020 semester. Depending on the Libraries service and staffing models for the spring semester 2021, there is the potential for the internship to be online or a combination of online and in-building hours. Changes to the format for the internship would be agreed upon by the intern and supervisor with a focus on health and safety. Interns are expected to set and maintain a consistent schedule.

How to apply
To apply: please submit a cover letter indicating your areas of interest, and a resume to: Elonda Clay, Director of the Library, eclay@mtso.edu.

Deadline for application
August 31, 2020

Location of organization
Delaware, Ohio

Link to organization website/job application
To learn more about our library, please visit our site.

Paid or Unpaid?
Unpaid