Paid Internship Opportunity (2 positions): Fisher Fine Arts Library, University of Pennsylvania

Fisher Fine Arts Library Intern

Availability: Accepting Applications. 2 positions available.
Start Date: June 1, 2017
Job Title: Fisher Fine Arts Library Intern
Hours: 15 hours per week, including some weekend and evening hours.
Salary: $15/hr.

Overview:
The Teaching, Research, and Learning (TRL) division of Penn Libraries provides research, instructional, and technology support to members of the Penn community and the general public. The Fisher Fine Arts Library is part of TRL and focuses its support on the History of Art department and PennDesign school (comprised of architecture, fine arts, landscape architecture, historic preservation, city and regional planning, and urban studies disciplines). The Fine Arts Library Intern will facilitate access to and discoverability of lesser-known parts of the collection by assisting in collection analysis and development, engaging in digitization and metadata initiatives, and promoting the library on social media.

Responsibilities:
The Fisher Fine Arts Library Intern will be responsible for identifying parts of the arts and design collections for digitization, promotion, and development. This will include surveying the Fisher’s rare and specialized collections; investigating collection development needs; and focusing on parts of the collection that should be digitized and described in Shared Shelf, a digital asset management system. By extension, the intern will improve internal Shared Shelf documentation, as well as external guides on image rights and use. In order to promote the library’s collections, spaces, and programs, the intern will be responsible for posting regularly to the library’s social media account.

In addition to the responsibilities above, the intern will provide online and in-person reference assistance at the Van Pelt Dietrich-Library Center’s public services hub, and participate in a wider program to teach bibliographic instruction to first-year students at Penn.

Requirements:
This position is intended for current students in an ALA-accredited graduate program in library/information science. Strong academic background and public service orientation. Ability to learn quickly, work independently, and face new and unexpected questions on a regular basis. Our extensive training program leads us to ask for a one-year commitment.

Preferred Experience:
Experience handling rare book and special collections materials; familiarity with metadata schema and standards; reading knowledge of at least one other language; background in arts or design discipline.

To apply, please submit a resume and letter of interest to:
Patricia Guardiola
pguar@upenn.edu
Use subject line “Fisher Fine Arts Library Internship.”

The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

 

Original link: http://www.library.upenn.edu/hr/internship/fisherfineartsintern.html

Job Posting: Liaison & Acquisitions Librarian, Art Institute of Pittsburgh, PA

The Acquisitions & Liaison Librarian serves as part of The Art Institutes Library Services Team responsible for collections and resources, research services, teaching and learning, and technical services.

This position requires working closely with the Director, campus library staff, central administrative staff, faculty and students.

Incumbent must assure that the EDMC philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion – is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.


Key Job Elements:

  1. Select and acquire new materials consistent with strategic goals and annual budget allocations for all schools.
  2. Conduct collection development for assigned subject areas to include selection and maintenance of materials.
  3. Provide reference and assist users with development of research skills.
  4. Provide information literacy and research instruction using online tool.
  5. Create and maintain effective learning materials related to library resources and technologies.
  6. Serve as system administrator and manager of library technologies.
  7. Catalog all types of library materials according to current standards, codes, tags and other relevant standards, providing a level of descriptive cataloging, classification, and subject analysis to users.
  8. Develop standards and policies related to job function.
  1. Other duties as assigned.

More information and application: https://edmc.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=34576&site_id=148&site_id=148

Job Posting: Acquisitions and Technical Services Librarian, Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division, PA

The Acquisitions & Liaison Librarian serves as part of The Art Institutes Library Services Team responsible for collections and resources, research services, teaching and learning, and technical services.

This position requires working closely with the Director, campus library staff, central administrative staff, faculty and students.

Incumbent must assure that the EDMC philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion – is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.


Key Job Elements:

  1. Select and acquire new materials consistent with strategic goals and annual budget allocations for all schools.
  2. Conduct collection development for assigned subject areas to include selection and maintenance of materials.
  3. Provide reference and assist users with development of research skills.
  4. Provide information literacy and research instruction using online tool.
  5. Create and maintain effective learning materials related to library resources and technologies.
  6. Serve as system administrator and manager of library technologies.
  7. Catalog all types of library materials according to current standards, codes, tags and other relevant standards, providing a level of descriptive cataloging, classification, and subject analysis to users.
  8. Develop standards and policies related to job function.
  1. Other duties as assigned.

Reports To:  Director of Library Services

Supervises:  None

Interacts With:  Director, other team members, campus library staff, central administrative staff, faculty, students, vendors, finance teams, procurement teams.


Job Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities):

    1. Knowledge:
      a) Masters Degree in Library, Information Science, or related from an ALA accredited school.
      b) At least 2 to 5 years experience working in library area of technical services preferably in post-secondary institution.
      c) Knowledge of subjects taught by the institution.
      d) Knowledge of integrated library systems, OCLC, LCSH and MARC records.
      e) Experience with Voyager automation system preferred.
    1. Skills:
      a) Strong fiscal management experience.
      b) Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
      c) Strong interpersonal skills.
      d) Superior organizational skills.
    1. Abilities:
      a) Work effectively a team member to insure that system and school goals are met.
      b) Ability to work well within the principles and practices of collection development.
      c) Comfort level with expanding and contracting sphere of influence as required at times by the role.
      d) Ability to frequently lift up to 15 pounds.

More information and application: https://edmc.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=34537&site_id=148&site_id=148

Job Posting: Reference Librarian, Art Institute of Pittsburgh Online Division, Remote or in PA

This position can be in Pittsburgh or remote. The Reference Librarian is responsible for providing reference, research and information literacy instruction to the campus community, using library materials in all formats. Will assist faculty, students and staff in development of research skills as well as teach patrons how to use the Library’s integrated catalog. Incumbent must assure that the EDMC philosophy: quality services to clients; development, growth, involvement, and recognition of employees; sound economic principles; and environment which is conducive to innovation, positive thinking and expansion – is considered in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of this position.

Key Job Elements

  • Provide reference and assist all patrons with development of research skills.
  • Create, write and update library publications, such as manuals, guides, bookmarks, bibliographies, subject guides and other information literacy/library promotional materials.
  • Supervise any ILL services offered and contribute content to library web site.
  • Serve as coordinator for collection development. Assist Director of Library in campus community outreach activities, ensuring that library collections meet user needs.
  • Acquire new materials in all formats consistent with overall institutional strategic goals, the library’s collection development policy, and annual budget allocations.
  • Review existing collections for continued curriculum relevance.
  • Oversee repair and maintenance of library AV equipment as well as supervise processing, repair, binding of library materials, in cooperation with Technical Services Librarian.
  • Assist Director of Library in strategic planning and preparation of the annual library budget.
  • Oversee student workers in shelving and inventory of library materials and schedule their work hours to assist in coverage of the circulation desk.
  • Develop, maintain library operations manual. Attend meetings and workshops, and seek additional opportunities for professional development. Other Duties as assigned.

Reports To:
Director of Library
Directly Supervises:
Student Workers (No.# of Direct Reports varies by campus)
Interacts With:
Technical Services Librarian, faculty, students, and staff

Job Requirements

Knowledge:

  • Master’s Degree in Library, Information Science, or related from an ALA accredited school.
  • At least 3 to 5 years experience working in a library in a post-secondary institution.
  • Held positions of increasingly responsible experience in the industry.
  • Knowledge of subjects usually taught at a post-secondary institution
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems, OCLC, MARC records and current technologies

Skills:

  • Fiscal and personnel management expertise.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with both peer and subordinate personnel.
  • Superior organizational skills

Abilities:

  • Work effectively a team member to insure that departmental goals are met.
  • Ability to work well within the principles and practices of collection development.
  • Ability to teach information literacy skills
  • Comfort level with expanding and contracting sphere of influence as required at times by the role.
  • Ability to frequently lift 10 to 15 pounds.

More information and application: https://edmc.hua.hrsmart.com/ats/js_job_details.php?reqid=34558&site_id=148&site_id=148

Job Posting: Digital Collections Librarian, Swarthmore College, PA

Description
Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods.

As a member of the Digital Initiatives and Scholarship Department, the Digital Collections Librarian will provide strategic and innovative leadership for the burgeoning digital asset management and preservation program of the Swarthmore College Libraries. The Digital Collections Librarian will be responsible for the planning, operations, and management of this program, and will manage the lifecycle of our digital assets and projects, from the acquisition or creation of digital objects to their long-term preservation. In collaboration with the College’s special libraries and/or TriCollege colleagues, s/he will develop and implement strategies, best practices, policies, and processes to support the access, management, and preservation of our analog-to-digital and born-digital assets. The Digital Collections Librarian will also play a vital role in collaborative processes to evaluate, select, and implement software solutions that support our digital assets.

S/he will develop our digital collections by identifying materials currently held in our physical collections and/or by reaching out to campus constituencies. S/he will work directly with members of the campus community to identify potential projects and to contribute materials appropriate to our collections. S/he will work with subject librarians and faculty to support teaching, research, and scholarly activities which integrate the Libraries’ digital collections, and may provide instruction on topics such as personal digital archiving and preservation best practices. Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
Required Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • 2 years’ experience working with digital collections or archives.
  • Experience working with digital asset management, digital repository, and/or digital library systems (e.g. DSpace, Fedora, CONTENTdm).
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of digital preservation systems, standards, best practices.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to work effectively in teams that encompass a range of roles and knowledge.
  • Flexibility, intellectual curiosity, and willingness to take initiative.

Preferred:

  • Demonstrated experience in managing digital collections projects.
  • Understanding of archival theory and best practices as they relate to the processing and management of digital collections.
  • Experience with tools used to capture, manage, and deliver born-digital materials
  • Ability to analyze a range of tools and technologies, and to implement those which improve workflows, access, or preservation of digital objects.
  • Strong decision-making and project management skills.

More information and application: https://www.higheredjobs.com/search/details.cfm?JobCode=176256852&Title=Digital%20Collections%20Librarian

Job Posting: Digital Project Manager, Backstage Library Works, Bethlehem PA

Backstage Library Works provides professional and technical services

to libraries, museums, and archives around the world.

April 6, 2016
Digital Project Manager – Digital Services

Backstage Library Works has an opening for a Project Manager in the Digitization Department in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Our mission is to provide high quality, cost effective professional services to help librarians serve their constituencies. Applicants must enjoy providing outstanding service to libraries.

The candidate will be responsible for various projects from pricing quotes through final delivery to the client. Management will include on-site projects as well. This is a fast paced job with a lot of responsibility focusing on client contact, interacting face to face with main library contact and their teams, managing staff, along with team’s quality and productivity goals. Traveling several times per year to visit clients for material evaluations, pricing estimates, on-site visits, and attending conferences/seminars is necessary. This position reports to the Digital Product Manager.

Candidate must have an understanding of the digitization core competencies. Knowledge of libraries and/or digitization equipment and technologies is a plus.

Duties and Qualifications:
The following includes a list of desired skills.

Proven dependability, attendance and ability to work full-time

Ability and willingness to travel for client visits, conferences, and on-site projects

Need to take responsibility and ownership of the client relationship and to work independently

Ability to allocate technicians and equipment effectively and efficiently

Must have proficient knowledge of digitization and a solid understanding of all of the digital core skills

Exceptional computer skills including navigation of server environment

Problem solving skills

Strong organizational skills

Ability to multitask or willingness to learn

Project Management skills or willingness to learn

Solid communication skills

Supervision experience

Experience in a production environment

Education:
College degree strongly preferred

Salary and Benefits:
Salary begins at $42,000. Benefits include health, dental, vision, profit sharing and retirement program.

More information and application: http://www.indeed.com/viewjob?jk=761680e25e7600b7&q=museum+librarian&tk=1afofhknna56hapk&from=web

Job Posting: Head, Museum Library, University of Pennsylvania’s Archaeology & Anthropology Museum Library, Philadelphia, PA

Summary

Penn Libraries seeks an accomplished, energetic, service-oriented and creative librarian to serve the Univ. of Pennsylvania’s Archaeology & Anthropology Museum Library. This position carries a number of responsibilities including serving as the primary library research and collections liaison to the Department of Anthropology; supporting the core curatorial areas within the Penn Museum; and supporting the museum’s departments of Academic Engagement and Learning Programs. This position will provide liaison services to Museum curators, keepers, staff, and related interdisciplinary and area studies constituencies on campus. Also critical to this position is creative engagement with the wide variety of graduate and undergraduate students affiliated with the museum. The Museum Library provides access to and support for new, innovative forms of digital scholarship, scholarly communication, and pedagogy in ancient, archaeological, and anthropological studies and this position will be central to helping coordinate these conversations with a diverse group of librarians, faculty, students, and museum staff.

The museum librarian will:
Build current and retrospective collections in all formats; manage general and restricted endowed acquisitions funds; coordinate preservation, digitization, and other aspects of collection maintenance, including selection for offsite storage; and provide general and specialized research assistance for Penn Museum staff, Penn faculty and students, visiting research fellows and scholars from the US and abroad. The librarian provides public services and bibliographic instruction in the use of print and electronic resources in various library and classroom settings; creates resource guides and web sites to assist students and researchers; consults with staff in the Information Processing Center to facilitate timely acquisitions and processing; and coordinates service and collection policies closely with other subject specialist and area studies librarians. This position also will have some supervisory responsibilities including oversight of general circulation and access services, document delivery services, and library facilities. This librarian represents Penn in the relevant regional, national, and international professional and scholarly organizations.

Under the supervision of the Fisher Fine Arts Head Librarian, this position falls within the Teaching, Research, and Learning Directorate.

Requirements:

  • An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library science or equivalent combination of education and professional library experience
  • Demonstrated academic strength in a field pertinent to Anthropology, Archaeology, or Museum Studies.
  • 3-5 years professional library work in an academic or research library
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work successfully and collegially with a diverse group of colleagues and scholars
  • A demonstrated understanding of current developments in information and museum studies
  • Significant experience with research tools available for the use of researchers in the humanities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Anthropology, Archaeology, or Museum Studies
  • Broad familiarity with academic research in the fields represented within the Museum;
  • Reading proficiency in a foreign language
  • Experience conducting instruction in an academic setting or experience with public outreach programs or equivalent experience with instruction, outreach, and assistance for individual researchers
  • Supervisory experience
  • Experience managing budgets
  • A record of demonstrated experience with technology and digital projects
  • Strong familiarity with teaching and research technologies supported by an academic or research library
  • Demonstrated success working collaboratively with all levels of users and staff, across all functions of the library system
  • Ability to work effectively in a rapidly changing environment

Applicants apply at:  http://jobs.hr.upenn.edu/postings/16322

Job Posting: Digital Collections Project Assistant, The Library Company of Philadelphia, PA

Digital Collections Project Assistant

The Library Company of Philadelphia, an internationally-renowned research library specializing in American and Global history before 1900, is currently seeking a Digital Collections Project Assistant to help migrate its digital collections from Digitool to Islandora, an open source digital repository. Working under the IT Manager and the Digital Collections Librarian, the project assistant’s duties will include, but not be limited to:

*assisting in the implementation and development of the migration process;

*packaging of content;

*metadata cleanup;

*organization and conversion of files;

*monitoring the system for quality assurance/control;

*developing workflows for future use;

*communicating with vendors;

*working with an IT consultant on system implementation;

*training and assisting users with all aspects of the new system.

This is a one year grant-funded position that is scheduled to begin June 1st, 2016. Based on the applicant’s availability, the start date may begin in May. Salary commensurate with experience. No benefits.  Review of applications will begin on April 1st and continue until the position is filled.

Qualifications:

  • A. in Library and/or Information Science or equivalent professional experience.
  • A minimum of two years of work-related experience in digital collections and/or digital asset management;
  • Working knowledge of platforms for storing and managing digital assets (experience with Islandora is highly preferred).
  • A general understanding of metadata standards and schema including MARC, Dublin Core and MODS; also experience working in XML.
  • Strong computer and organizational skills, attention to detail, and experience with spreadsheets.
  • Comfortable working in a Microsoft Windows environment.
  • Excellent analytical, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially with staff and colleagues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, prioritize multiple tasks, and to adhere to project deadlines.

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience digitizing and creating metadata for special collections material.
  • Experience with Drupal; Archivematica; BagIt, Bagger or other file transfer programs; Filemaker and other software that serve similar functions.
  • Familiarity with a wide range of digital library standards and practices, such as digital preservation, standards for media content, and user experience.

Please submit a cover letter and resume (listing at least two references who may be contacted) in pdf format to Nicole Scalessa nscalessa@librarycompany.org.

The Library Company of Philadelphia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

Job Posting: Academic Technologist for the Humanities, Swathmore College, PA

Swarthmore College is a highly selective liberal arts college located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, whose mission combines academic rigor with social responsibility. Swarthmore has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and nondiscrimination in its educational program and employment practices and encourages candidates who will further advance the goal of fostering a diverse and inclusive community. As one of the nation’s finest institutions of higher learning, Swarthmore College is global in outlook and draws students from around the nation and world. The 425‐acre campus is a designated arboretum, complete with gardens, rolling lawns, a creek, wooded hills, and hiking trails in the Crum Woods.
The Academic Technologist for the Humanities develops and supports enhancements to teaching, learning, and research practices across the division. Disciplines supported include art (Art History and Studio Art), Classics (Literature), English Literature, Film and Media Studies, Greek, Latin, Modern Languages and Literatures, Music and Dance, Philosophy, Religion, and Theater.  Responsibilities include the following: Investigate, design and develop new technology products, services, and techniques that enhance teaching, learning, and research objectives of faculty; Consult with faculty to ensure that they are able to make informed decisions about the use of technology in their work; Support faculty and students in their evolving use of digital technologies; Collaborate with Information Technology Services (ITS) colleagues, librarians, faculty and staff, and students to infuse innovative technology ideas into the educational experience; Promote academic technologies through presentations, training, articles, and documentation; Coordinate ITS efforts with relevant vendors, professional organizations, and intercollegiate partners.  Perform other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS
Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years IT work experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in providing technical support for users of different skill levels; managing successful technology projects; and teaching or training.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated technical proficiency with desktop, server, and mobile platforms (MacOS, Windows, Linux, iOS, Android) and applications.
  • Superb written and verbal communication skills.
Preferred:

  • Graduate education.
  • Previous experience working in an instructional technology or instructional design role, especially in higher education.
  • Diverse areas of expertise including: web and mobile application development, UX design, universal design for learning, digital media creation, data visualization, and learning management systems.

More information and application: http://www.candidatemanager.net/cm/Micro/JobDetails.aspx?&mid=YEVUU&sid=GTGTF&jid=UGTFBEVF&site=Swarthmore+College&a=7s%252f%252fbuGE%252fzA%253d&b=aB6xUt8Jju0%253d

Job Posting: Digital Asset Librarian, Philadelphia Museum of Art, PA

Digital Asset Librarian

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is currently seeking a Digital Asset Librarian. Working under the general direction of the Arcadia Director of the Library and Archives, the Digital Asset Librarian will develop, implement, and sustain an institution-wide digital asset management system (DAMS), in close collaboration with the Information and Interpretive Technology (IIT) department. This position is responsible for all workflows associated with the DAMS from metadata standards, system maintenance, training and outreach initiatives, to supporting internal and public awareness, understanding, and use of the Museum’s digital media assets.

Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, working with both individuals and departments to research, recommend, implement, develop and sustain a DAMS. The Digital Asset Librarian will collaborate with key stakeholders to codify and implement digital media asset metadata standards and workflows. In close partnership with IIT, he/she will select a system and plan system customizations, upgrades, integrations, testing, and maintenance; provide day-to-day and long-range administrative and strategic oversight of the DAMS. He/she will play a key role in vendor communications and management; lead user training and assist users with all aspects of the system; develop and maintain systems and product documentation and user workflows and policies.

Qualified applicants will have: a Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent degree, with strong digital content, metadata, systems, and/or comparable focus; demonstrated experience in implementing an institution-wide DAMS, managing metadata, born-digital and digitized media assets; a general understanding of network operating systems, SQL and Web tools and applications, e.g., API, PHP; demonstrated experience with user support and services, collections management systems, web technologies; excellent interpersonal skills, with a focus on rapport-building, listening and questioning skills, and a demonstrated ability to interact well with both technical and non-technical colleagues, system vendors and general users; excellent organizational, follow-through and communication skills, including training, writing procedures and documentation; proven ability to multi-task, adhere to project timelines, work under pressure, and quickly make difficult decisions; proven ability and commitment to working independently, yet collaboratively and pan-institutionally.

To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume with your application.