Thursday, January 22, 2015

Library Director - Town of Belmont, MA

Library Director - Town of Belmont, MA. The Belmont Public Library Board of Trustees is seeking a dynamic, innovative director to lead the library into the future. The Board of Library Trustees invites applications from progressive, collaborative team-builders who are experienced and committed professionals with proven management and administrative skills. Candidates must be well-informed and experienced with current and emerging library trends and technologies, as well as current best practices in public library services. Anticipated starting date March/April 2015. The Director is the chief administrative and financial officer for the library and reports to the elected six member Board of Library Trustees. The Director is responsible for all library operations including personnel administration, service delivery, managing the two million dollar budget, strategic planning, and institutional advancement. He/she works closely with other Town departments, professional organizations, and library networks. The successful candidate will have proven experience as a library administrator, demonstrable leadership and substantial skills in the areas of technology, long-range planning, personnel, facility management and financial management. The successful applicant will be an excellent communicator with strong written and verbal communication skills enabling him/her to enthusiastically serve as the library’s representative throughout the community. A plus would be experience with a building program, as it is likely that the library will seek a building grant in the near future. Minimum requirements include a MLS from an ALA accredited school, five years of progressively responsible supervisory/management experience in a library setting. The salary range is $76,859 to $109,140 and includes a full benefit package. Relocation costs are not included. Interested individuals should submit a resume and cover letter that demonstrate the stated requirements and send them along with the Town application to the Town of Belmont, HR Dept., 455 Concord Ave, Belmont, MA 02478, or or fax 617-993-2741 b the deadline, close of business February 2, 2015. Belmont is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Part Time Library Assistant - Burlington Public Library

Part Time Library Assistant - Burlington Public Library is looking for an energetic individual with the demonstrated ability to effectively work with the public at our circulation desk. Also performing other library related duties, including but not limited to, responding to patron request for information and assistance, reader's advisory, shelving, publicity as well as general clerical duties . The position is for 12 hours per week - afternoons, nights and rotating Saturdays are required. Pay is $13.49/hour, no benefits. A bachelor's degree is preferred. For a complete job description see our website, Send resume and cover letter no later than February 6, 2015  to: Diana Rudzinski, Assistant Director, 34 Library Lane, P. O. Box 1379, Burlington, CT 06013, or by email to

Part Time Position - North Haven Memorial Library

Part Time Position - North Haven Memorial Library has a part time, 19hr/week position open in the Children's Department. The successful candidate should be able to perform a wide variety of library and clerical tasks. Must have the ability to type accurately; ability to follow oral and written instructions; ability to meet the public courteously. Computer skills a must; prior experience in a library Children's Department desirable. $13.69/hr. Work schedule includes evening and Saturday hours without exception. Apply at the Finance Office, Memorial Town Hall, 18 Church Street, North Haven between 8:30 am and 4 pm.

Manager, IT - Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven

Manager, IT - Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven. Position Focus: Reporting to the Director of the Beinecke Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Head of Technology provides vision, leadership, and strategic direction for all aspects of library technology at the Beinecke. The Head directs software planning, development and deployment; technology infrastructure planning, implementation and support; and database technologies for the Beinecke Library. Represents the Beinecke Library’s technology interests within the University Library and broader University and collaborates closely with these departments to support the mission of the Beinecke Library. Provides strategic and tactical analysis concerning the Beinecke Library’s technology requirements and goals based on a strong understanding of industry trends and the higher education environment. Works collaboratively with Beinecke Library staff to develop requirements for technology-based tools and productivity enhancements in support of Beinecke’s strategic plans and programs for user services. Fills in for and assists direct reports on an as needed basis. Leads efforts to develop technology-based tools designed to enrich the research experience of patrons of the Beinecke Library. Directs the development or acquisition and implementation of software for the Beinecke Library, including client-server database applications as well as web-based systems and applications. Serves as a leader in project and task prioritization as it relates to IT requests across the different units in the Beinecke. Working closely with University Library IT and University IT, is responsible for and takes a lead role in maintaining servers that support Beinecke-centric applications. This includes web servers, database servers, and workflow production servers. In collaboration with the Head of Digital Services, oversees and supports the computing infrastructure, storage, and workflow automation in use by the Beinecke Library’s digital scanning operation and explores opportunities for continuous improvement. Collaborates closely with staff in the Library and University ITS on matters of campus-wide strategy, planning, and implementation related to the life cycle management of digital content and the development of new services associated with access to the Beinecke Library’s digital content. Supports library wide efforts to develop technologies that measure and analyze metrics that emphasize performance, sustainability, and usability of tools and platforms. Required Education, Skills and Experience: Bachelor's Degree in a relevant technical field and six years of related technical experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrable interpersonal, analytical, and project management skills in a service-oriented environment. Demonstrated ability to identify and analyze problems, especially in the context of technology initiatives related to special collections. Excellent management skills with a strong commitment to fostering growth and development of others. Demonstrated ability in working with large-scale transition management, and workflow analysis and improvement. Demonstrated experience with Linux or Windows server implementation and administration, database planning, development, implementation, and administration; experience with software development for networked and web applications, including database-driven web application programming and development. Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively to develop productive partnerships within/across organizations. Effective ability in developing innovative processes and solutions with a team-based approach. Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Master’s degree in library science, computer science, humanities computing or a related field. Project management training. Experience in the following: working in a library, academic institution, or other non-profit computing operation; implementing discovery systems and digital repositories; database administration and programming. Web dev.; .Net using C# or Visual Basic, and/or Java; user-facing web standards/platforms; library software; search platforms (i.e. Apache Solr); web server software. Salary and Benefits: We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more. How to apply: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at The STARS req. ID for this position is 28736BR. Please be sure to reference 28736BR in your cover letter. Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Cataloger - The Donohue Group, Inc. (DGI), Windsor

Cataloger - The Donohue Group, Inc. (DGI), Windsor. Immediate full-time professional position available for an experienced cataloger to work in our Windsor, CT office. Short-term contract and part-time openings also available. Description: Work with a team of professional and paraprofessional catalogers to perform original and copy cataloging for materials in a variety of formats. DGI provides cataloging services to a wide variety of library clients, including academic, public, school and special libraries, as well as the publishing industry. The cataloging landscape is rapidly changing, and DGI is committed to providing the high quality services that libraries and publishers need. We are passionate about our work! Do you thrive on the challenge of cataloging in a fast-paced, production environment? Are you eager to enhance your skills as you learn the latest techniques? Are you ready to join a group of congenial colleagues, working in a beautiful renovated factory building in historic downtown Windsor? If so, we want to speak with you! Required qualifications: MLS (ALA accredited) or equivalent experience; fluency in English; recent experience in original and copy cataloging, RDA, AACR2, LC and DDC classification, LCSH, and OCLC. NOTE: While ALA-MLS is preferred, library school students and paraprofessionals with a strong recent cataloging background are also encouraged to apply. If you have applied for a cataloging position at DGI within the past 6 months, please do not re-apply, as we have your information on file. Compensation: Starting at $22.00-24.00/hour (flexible 37.5 hour work week). This position includes an excellent benefits package (for 30+ hours/week) and 401(k) plan. Email cover letter and resume to Ms. Colleen Collins, Business Office Assistant, The Donohue Group, Inc. at

Director of the Andrew Mellon Library - Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford

Director of the Andrew Mellon Library - Choate Rosemary Hall, Wallingford. Position Overview: Choate Rosemary Hall seeks a Director for the Andrew Mellon Library. The Director will articulate a clear strategic vision for the Library, and in translating this vision into concrete objectives, assume a leadership role both at the School and in the national conversation about such matters. The successful applicant will be a gifted manager, collaborator, and problem-solver who is well prepared to navigate the changing role of libraries today. In addition to overseeing the daily operation of the Library, the Director identifies and develops the educational program’s resource needs and guides teachers and students in how best to take advantage of these resources. Choate Rosemary Hall is a coeducational, independent secondary school located in central Connecticut with 850 boarding and day students and over 300 employees. Choate serves intellectually gifted and motivated students of diverse backgrounds from across the globe whose commitment to serious study is enhanced in an academically challenging and personally supportive setting. Job Description: The Director of the Andrew Mellon Library is a 46-week administrative faculty position reporting to the Director of Studies. He or she assumes overall responsibility for the Andrew Mellon Library and the Choate Rosemary Hall Archives, both during the academic year and for Choate Summer Programs. Qualifications: An MLS or relevant credentials in education, demonstrated leadership in academic library services, and five or more years of experience in library program management are required. The successful candidate will be a patient and focused visionary, able to collaborate with varied constituencies, and bring distinctive personal and professional energy to a community that holds high standards for citizenship and hard work. We are seeking candidates with knowledge or experience of student engagement, pedagogical practices, and assessment of student learning outcomes. Applicants must be dynamic individuals who are passionate about their discipline, collaborative and innovative and who embrace and support the diversity of our student body. A full description of this position can be found at Choate's website under employment: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Kathy White, Administrative Assistant to the Dean of Faculty, at Please include the position you are applying for in subject line. Applications will be considered until the position has been filled.