Recruiting Coordinator

The Department of Library and Information Science at Catholic University has an opening for a Recruiting Coordinator. Applications close July 4.

If you are a passionate advocate for the field of library and information science, if you want to help the next generation of LIS professionals envision and realize their goals, if you can craft an outreach plan and roll up your sleeves to execute… please consider joining us!

Recruiting Coordinator (full-time, 40 hours/week). Applications close 7.04.14

2 year appointment – Department of Library and Information Science Position #101384

Position Summary: The Department of Library and Information Science (LIS) provides graduate education to full and part-time students in library and information science. Reporting to the Chair, the Recruiting Coordinator is responsible for lead marketing and recruiting of students.

Essential Responsibilities Include: Developing and implementing marketing strategy for the department and its programs, including both the Masters (MSLIS and MSIT-HIT) and non-degree programs, plus specializations (course of study); ensuring programs meet stated enrollment targets; researching and proposing new market opportunities; planning, coordinating and executing outreach events, open houses, information sessions and advertising efforts; developing, maintaining and expanding direct contacts with employers to publicize LIS programs and research job opportunities for students; developing marketing and recruiting materials; providing main point-of-contact for potential students; coordinating and supporting the admissions committee when they review applications; coordinating activities with and supporting the Program Coordinator for Student Affairs; developing project plans, schedules and financial estimates for marketing, recruiting and career advising activities; and publicizing employment and internship opportunities to students.

Minimum Qualifications: A Master’s degree is required. An MSLIS is preferred. A minimum of three (3) years’ experience in an academic recruiting or in an LIS-related field required. Must be proficient in MS-Office or similar software. Must be service-oriented, with excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to effectively manage multiple tasks and projects; communicate task and project status to peers and supervisors; track and complete detailed and high-level objectives.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with career advising is desirable. Experience with PeopleSoft or similar database is also preferred.

This position is a two year appointment only. Working occasional evenings and weekends is required along with some travel. For immediate consideration please forward resume and salary requirements to recruitera@lists.cua.edu<mailto:recruitera@lists.cua.edu>. Please quote position number 101384 in your correspondence.

This information is also available at http://lis.cua.edu/about/employment.cfm.

Senior Librarian – Joint World Bank, IMF Library

 

Senior Librarian (Job Number: 1400141)
 
Description

 

Under the supervision of the Information Services’ Division Chief or Deputy Division Chief in the Technology and General Services Department (TGS), the Content Development Team Leader is responsible for leading and managing the Content Development Team, one of three Joint World Bank – IMF Library (the Library) teams. The Content Development Team licenses and supports electronic services procured by the Library, the World Bank Group Library, and IMF departments. The team also procures print materials for the Library. Specific responsibilities include:
 
• Leading using best practices to manage and license electronic information services including: economic and financial databases (real-time and historical), statistical resources; e-journals and e-books; news and analysis services; bibliographic information; and others acquired to meet IMF (IMF) and the World Bank Group (WBG) business needs. License sizes range from single user to enterprise-wide services available to both institutions. Coordinating evaluation of services and actively participating in vendor negotiations with IMF Procurement staff.
• Preparing quarterly budget projections, annual budget requests, and ad hoc reports used to analyze and track usage and spending on information services for internal use and to report to Library governance groups. Supporting the work program of the IMF’s Economic Data Office and Economic Data Governance Group by providing: monthly portfolio budget reports; ad hoc status reports on requests for new services or issues with existing services; intelligence on economic and financial information services; and input required to validate business cases.
• Managing the day-to-day work of the Joint Library Content Development team and supervising staff including preparing performance reviews and providing feedback.
• Representing the Joint Library on various organizational, departmental and Library Network committees and advisory groups sharing information on licensed information services.
• Leading the Content Development Evaluation Team, composed of WBG and IMF libraries staff. The team selects content made available to both organizations; conducts trials of new and existing services and responds to requests from clients and management.
• Overseeing management of book and periodical (print) vendor contracts and all associated payments for print and electronic materials.
 
• Establishing and validating team work practices. Collaborating with other Library and World Bank Group Library teams and other IMF and WBG teams, including budget and procurement teams. Identifying opportunities to improve and streamline procedures. Ensuring compliance with accounting practices.
• Participating actively with the Division Chief or Deputy Division Chief to provide substantive input to division-wide planning and goal setting. Plans, establishes objectives, organizes, and evaluates the work of the team. Determines priorities, supervises staff, allocates work based on budgeted resources, and satisfies demands with constrained resources.
 
“The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture, and educational background”

 

 
Qualifications

 

• Advanced degree in Library Science, Information Management, or other relevant graduate degree. 7-10 years of relevant professional experience including supervising staff licensing and/or procuring information services.
Required Skills:
• Relevant experience procuring and/or negotiating information services’ contracts. Knowledge of information services’ pricing models, trends, and intellectual property terms and conditions.
• Demonstrated leadership, change management ability and the ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of staff across the Library, WBG, IMF, and the international development community.
• Strong analytical, organizational, and project management skills. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with clients at all levels. Must have the ability to handle a number of high profile, urgent tasks simultaneously and work well under pressure.
• Excellent command of English, both oral and written; excellent knowledge of Word, Excel, Outlook, and other Fund-standard software.

https://imf.taleo.net/careersection/jobdetail.ftl?job=1400141&lang=en&sns_id=mailto#.U6Q1IYw2bsQ.mailto

If you have any questions, please contact:

Karen M. Eggert
Deputy Division Chief

Joint Bank-Fund Library
phone:  202-623-6419
email:  keggert@imf.org

 

 

 

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E-Resources & Discovery Services Librarian

Job Title:        E-Resource and Discovery Services Librarian
Position #:     S03293
Grade:             L
Non-Bargaining
Exempt
Location:       Rockville, Maryland
Salary:           $64,812.80 – $87,651.20 per year
Online applications must be received by Wednesday, July 23, 2014.
Montgomery College Libraries has a need for a full-time E-Resource and Discovery Services Librarian, position #S03293. Work schedule is Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Job Summary: Under supervision and/or direction, the incumbent is responsible for the collegewide management and coordination of the e-resources and discovery services programs for a three campus, four library systems. 
The incumbent works with the Technical Services Manager to develop and establish long-term goals for the e-resources and discovery services programs for the Libraries. The incumbent works to establish e-resource workflows throughout the department in support of collection development activities. The incumbent manages the entire e-resource life-cycle from acquisition to access for all e-resource types, including license and price negotiation. The incumbent effectively manages access to the Libraries E-resources online to facilitate enhanced end-user access and serves as a member of the Web Services Committee. This position works independently with minimal daily supervision. The incumbent works with the Technical Services Manager on long-term objectives, goals, and strategic direction of the technical services department of the Montgomery College (MC) Libraries. The incumbent assists with implementation of new and existing systems and/or technologies. Contacts are with College community as well as vendors, library affinity groups, and members of the community.
Essential Functions include to:
       Evaluate, implement, and manage e-resource management tools and systems. Maintain knowledge bases, Open URL linking, vendor database/platform functionality and customization, search systems, and ensure ongoing access to the Libraries e-resource collection for all access points, including the website, LibGuides, and the College learning management systems.

      Work with Technical Services staff responding to and solving troubleshooting access issues reported by end-users and Library staff.
 Implement and manage troubleshooting system to track and respond to end-user requests. Work with systems analyst to manage systems to ensure access and import profiles and implement enhanced functionality offered by vendors to improve end-user access to library content online.
      Work with Technical Services manager regarding budget for e-resources and management of budget monies.
      Manage license renewals; investigate e-resources purchase options; coordinate trials and feedback and purchasing decisions.
      Generate e-resource collections reports; maintain usage statistics. Manage the subscription profile for all e-resources purchased through the Maryland Digital Library.
      As a member of the Web Services Committee, manage the Libraries website within the College-wide content management system,
 focusing on content integration and maintenance of access to resources online.
      Collaboratively works with public services to enhance end-user access to online resources.
      Implement new tools, including gathering and soliciting input on discovery services implementation and long-term management.
To apply please go to: https://mccollege.taleo.net/careersection/mc_exter
nal_staff/jobsearch.ftl?lang=3Den&portal=3D101430233

Kari Schmidt
Technical Services Manager
Montgomery College Libraries
51 Mannakee Street
Macklin Tower-303G
Rockville, MD 20850
Tel: 240-567-4135 / Fax: 240-567-7141
kari.schmidt@montgomerycollege.edu
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Research Librarian/Research Analyst

The Research & Information Services Department of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, a large D.C.-based international law firm, seeks an experienced research librarian or analyst. This position will be responsible for conducting legal, corporate and general research for  attorneys and staff, providing training,  and assisting with current awareness and monitoring projects. The position requires expert knowledge of both electronic and printed resources; excellent communication skills (written and oral); strong presentation skills; and the ability to work independently and as member of a team. An MLS or JD degree and a minimum of 3 years of previous experience in a law firm or corporate setting are also required. Please send resume and cover letter to careers@steptoe.com.  EOE.  No phone calls, please.

Reference Librarian – Venable LLP

 

Venable LLP, one of the top 100 law firms in the U.S., is seeking a Reference Librarian to be responsible for daily operations of the Baltimore office reference desk.  Responsibilities include working with other reference librarians at the firm conducting research, responding to research requests, and delivering in-house training and outreach to legal staff.

 

Requirements include a Master of Library Science degree and a minimum of two years library reference experience.  Law firm library experience is preferred but not required.

 

At Venable, employees enjoy a professional work environment, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.  We strive to foster a culture of teamwork, enrichment and work/life balance to allow our employees to grow professionally and thrive!

 

If this sounds like the right opportunity for you, we invite you to apply:  https://careeers.venable.com

 

Venable LLP 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.

LLAM Dine Around in San Antonio

Join the LLAM Dine-Around in San Antonio
Saturday, July 12th at 6:30 pm

If you are you attending the 2014 AALL Annual Meeting & Conference in San Antonio, please consider joining the members of LLAM for the annual “LLAM Dine-Around.” This year, the group will meet at La Paloma Riverwalk, 215 Lasoya, on the San Antonio Riverwalk, which is a short distance from the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. The reservation, under the name of “Maryland Law Librarians,” is for 6:30 p.m. on Saturday evening, July 12. We have requested a patio or Riverwalk table, if available. To view photos and a menu, visit http://www.lapalomariverwalk.com. Vegetarian options are offered. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to james.durham@mdcourts.gov, so that the reservation can be amended to accommodate the actual size of our group. See you in Texas!

By: James G. Durham, Deputy Director of the Maryland State Law Library

 

404/File Not Found: Link Rot, Legal Citation and Projects to Preserve Precedent

SAVE THE DATE for this upcoming symposium about link rot that will be held at Georgetown University Law Library!

The Web is fluid and mutable, and this is a “feature” rather than a “bug”. But it also creates challenges in the legal environment (and elsewhere) when fixed content is necessary for legal writers to support their conclusions. Judges, attorneys, academics, and others using citations need systems and practices to preserve web content as it exists in a particular moment in time, and make it reliably available.

On October 24, 2014 Georgetown University Law Library in Washington, D.C. will host a symposium that explores the problem of link and reference rot.

Preliminary Agenda
•                 Keynote speech to contextualize the issues and discuss conflict between the naturally fluid state of the internet and the expectations by legal professionals that once something is published (in whatever form) that it should be static.
•                 Presentations and panel on “Whose problem is this?” with members from academia, government, the judiciary, law reviews
•                 The webmaster’s view – what pressures are there to continually change websites to reflect current look/feel trends, new usability technologies, etc. that contribute to link rot?
•                 Presentations and panel on current initiatives with members from organizations like The Chesapeake Project, Perma.cc, Archive.org, etc. What tools exist, and what are the remaining needs?
•                 Wrap-up detailing current, pragmatic steps attendees can take upon going home.

Presenters include
•                 Jonathan Zittrain, Harvard University
•                 Robert Miller, Internet Archive
•                 Prof. Karen Eltis, University of Toronto Law School
•                 Rod Wittenberg, Reed Technology and Information Services
•                 Kim Dulin, Harvard University
•                 Carolyn Campbell, Georgetown University Law Library

We will post additional information as it gets finalized to the event webpage at: http://www.law.georgetown.edu/library/404/