Georgetown Law Library Resident Librarian

January 15, 2009 on 5:37 pm | In Job Postings | No Comments

Georgetown Law Library seeks a Resident Librarian.  The Residency is a two-year program designed to attract candidates from under represented backgrounds to the challenging and rewarding profession of law librarianship.  The Library Resident will have ample opportunity to work in all departments of the library to learn firsthand about the wide variety of functions in a large academic law library.  Department rotation schedule and projects will be tailored to the Library Resident’s areas of interest, with a required 10 hours per week at the reference desk.  We are seeking applicants who have demonstrated an interest in and potential for success in law librarianship and who are members of historically underrepresented groups (e.g. Asian American/Pacific Islander, Native American, Hispanic American, African American.) Applicants must hold an M.L.S. or equivalent from an American Library Association accredited school by August, 2009, and have no prior experience as a professional librarian.  For complete information about this position, visit the Library’s web site.


The Library Resident will start between July 1, 2009, and September 1, 2009.  The two-year appointment will end on June 30, 2011.  Salary is equivalent to an entry-level librarian; full benefits.


To apply for this position, send the following application materials before Friday, February 13, 2009: (i) resume; (ii) names of three references; (iii) library school or law school transcript if you are still in school; and (iv) personal statement discussing your reasons for applying for the Residency, career goals, and any other relevant information.  Send your application to: Margaret A. Fry, Interim Director, Edward Bennett Williams Law Library, Georgetown University Law Center111 G Street, NWWashingtonDC 20001.  Phone: (202) 662-9162.  Fax: (202) 662-9168.  E-mail:


Georgetown University is an EOE/AA Employer.


HPU Circulation Library Assistant vacancy

January 13, 2009 on 10:33 pm | In Job Postings | No Comments

 Hawaii Pacific University has an opening for a part-time (19 hours per week) CirculationLibrary Assistant.  This would be a good beginning job opportunity for alibrary student, and depending on the level of completed work, it couldbe possible for the library student to have scheduled reference servicesshifts. Those interested in applying can go to to view theadvertisement and fill out an application.

Project Archivist - Catonsville, MD - USA

January 9, 2009 on 5:02 pm | In Job Postings | No Comments

Project Archivist

Posting Date: 1/7/09

We seek a motivated, dynamic, and talented part-time project archivist to manage a project to process a selection of our University Archives holdings, including the records of the President, Provost, Dean of Arts and Sciences, the University Senates, Institutional Advancement, and Institutional Research.  The successful candidate will be committed to and creative in planning, organizing, and carrying out archival activities related to irreplaceable documents of the University.  

Working in a collegial environment, the archivist will arrange and describe selected holdings from the University Archives, maintain archives databases, and participate in the processing, preservation, digitization, and description of the University Archives holdings. Primary duties will include processing selected collections using the University Archives procedures as developed by the University Archivist, implementing access and preservation strategies using PastPerfect, identifying the historical strengths and weaknesses in the holdings, and supervising graduate and undergraduate student assistants.  The Project Archivist may contribute to building the digital holdings of Special Collections in CONTENTdm through the selection of relevant publications, photographs, or documents during processing.

ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library Science by time of appointment.    Additional requirements include: demonstrated ability to maintain long-term project goals and meet deadlines; analytical, organizational, and interpersonal abilities, and excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated expertise working in a Windows-based environment; evidence of both professional initiative and flexibility, including the ability to work effectively and collegially with a large and diverse population of faculty, students, and staff; ability to work independently and in a team-based environment.

Preferred:  One year of experience in institutional archives work and knowledge of appraisal, processing, and preservation procedures.  Familiarity with PastPerfect, CONTENTdm, or comparable programs.

UMBC, an honors university in Maryland, serves more than 9,400 undergraduates and 2,500 graduate students through a full range of undergraduate programs in the physical and biological sciences, social and behavioral sciences, engineering, mathematics, information technology, humanities and visual and performing arts, as well as 27 master’s degree programs, 21 doctoral degree programs and seven graduate certificate programs. Located just outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership. The University’s ongoing commitment to strengthen the Library has led to investment in extensive technological development and online resources ( complementing a superb facility enlarged and renovated in 1995, and holding more than 1,000,000 volumes. For more information on UMBC see

Position is a 20 hour per week (half time), 6-month, Visiting Library Faculty appointment at the anticipated rank of Librarian I.  Minimum salary: $16,000 for six months.  Anticipated start date is at conclusion of search, in 2009. 

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. For best consideration, please respond by February 3, 2009.  Send letter of application addressing position requirements, resume, and the names and contact information of three references to: Dr. Larry Wilt, Director, Library 353, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland, 21250 or


Digital Asset Manager, San Francisco, California, USA

December 7, 2008 on 3:22 pm | In Job Postings | No Comments

The Dean’s Office, Communications and Planning Unit, UCSF School of Pharmacy is seeking a digital asset manager to build and maintain a medium-sized, web-based digital library to serve the needs of Dean’s Office communications projects. The digital asset manager will primarily be responsible for designing and implementing a comprehensive database schema and subsequently uploading and cataloging content in the LAMP-based digital asset management solution we have selected, which is Montala ResourceSpace. ** Assignment will end 6 months from the date of hire. ** 

Required Qualifications: BA/BS with a major in information-management or related field and three years of experience in administrative analysis or operations research; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; exceptional oral and written communication skills; experience working with databases; experience with cataloging and classification; experience handling and backing up large quantities of data; experience with packaging file formats such as ZIP, StuffIt, tar, and dmg; strong understanding of and experience working with a large variety of digital file formats (e.g., documents, images, audio, video); able to work independently and as part of a team; able to communicate effectively with users of varying computer skill levels; experience with Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel applications. 

Preferred Qualifications:  MA or MS in an information-management-related degree (or commensurate experience); Experience with digital asset management systems; experience with communications or marketing; experience with digital graphic design; experience working in an educational environment; experience with web-based applications, particularly web-based databases; knowledge of biomedical science, the pharmaceutical industry, or pharmacy education; knowledge of legal issues involving digital asset management, publication, and distribution. To apply, visit and search for req number 28975BR. 

Major Doctoral Fellowship in Archival Studies

December 7, 2008 on 3:11 pm | In Job Postings | No Comments

Location: United States

Fellowship Deadline: 2009-01-09

Doctoral Fellowships in Archival Studies are currently available through a new eight-campus initiative for individuals who are interested in pursuing careers as educators and scholars and who would be entering doctoral programs in Fall 2009. Applicants must apply for both the Fellowship and admission to one or more of the eight participating doctoral programs: University of California, Los Angeles; University of Michigan; University of Maryland; University of Texas, Austin; Simmons College; University of Wisconsin, Madison; University of Pittsburgh; and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Each Fellowship will provide full tuition and annual stipends of $20,000 to Fellows for the first two years of their doctoral study at partnering academic programs. Those academic programs will provide full tuition and stipends to their Fellows for two additional years of study.

To underscore the Fellowship initiatives‚ emphasis on strengthening archival education and scholarship, all Doctoral Fellows will attend, expenses-paid, annual Archival Education and Research Institutes (AERI). These weeklong summer institutes will be held each year for doctoral students and faculty in Archival Science from academic institutions nationally and around the world and will address a broad range of research methodologies, pedagogical techniques, and curriculum development. The first institute will be held at UCLA during the week of July 6th, 2009. A limited number of additional scholarships to attend the institutes will be available each year for doctoral students who are enrolled in any U.S. Program. Further information about the AERI is available at

The Fellowship application deadline is January 9, 2009. Applicants must be a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident in the U.S. Persons of minority racial and ethnic backgrounds are particularly encouraged to apply. Further details on the Fellowship and how to apply may be found at Information on each participating university’s specializations in Archival Science as well as contact information may be found at For questions about the Fellowship application process, please contact Joshua Sternfeld:

This initiative is directed by the UCLA Center for Information as Evidence [] and is made possible in part by support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services [].

BHSD interviewing for reference assistant positions at Hamilton

November 22, 2008 on 1:49 pm | In Job Postings | No Comments

BHSD is interviewing candidates for reference assistant positions at the main reference desk in Hamilton Library for the upcoming semester.  The position usually calls for 10-15 hours per week and pays $10.80 per hour.  You get expert training before being put at the desk and you learn something new every day once you are at the desk.  It is a great way to gain real-live reference experience even while you are still in graduate school. 

If you are interested, contact Vicky Lebbin at

L.A. County Public Library Recruiting LIS Grads

September 22, 2008 on 2:27 am | In Job Postings, Events | No Comments

Josie Reyes (Regional Supervisor, North Area) from the County of Los Angeles Public Library will be giving a talk on working as a public librarian in California on Monday, 27 October from 4:00 to 4:45 pm in the ICS Conference Room (POST 302). Interested students and alumni are especially invited, as Ms. Reyes is also hoping to interview candidates while in Hawaii. More than half a dozen UH LIS grads work in the County of Los Angeles Public Library System.

Polynesian Voyaging Society Archives Archivist Assistant

February 15, 2008 on 11:49 pm | In Job Postings | No Comments

If you’re interested in getting some experience in archival work, Jon from HCC is looking for some archival assistants.


Polynesian Voyaging Society Archives Archivist Assistant

SECE Position #: 69949-A5

3 Openings

Pay Rate: $12.60/hr

Schedule: 20 hours/wk, flexible hours

Project Overview:
These positions will serve as archivist assistants for a joint online archive project between Honolulu Community College’s Hawaii Ocean program, the Polynesian Voyaging Society, and Ulukau: The Hawaiian Digital Library.

Job Duties:

  • Read through, catalog and assess primary source materials in the PVS collection to determine suitability for posting in an online environment.
  • Research, catalog and digitize additional primary source materials not currently in the collection.

Current UH system graduate student carrying 6 credits in good academic standing in any of the following disciplines:

  • Library and Information Science
  • Museum Studies
  • Hawaiian Studies

To Apply:
Contact Jonathan Wong at 844-2345 or

BHSD paid reference assistant position

January 9, 2008 on 9:43 am | In Job Postings | No Comments

BHSD is looking for graduate student employees who are interested in starting with the spring 2008 semester….


Business, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department (BHSD)
Hamilton Library

Position Title: BHSD Intern

Location: Business, Humanities, and Social Sciences Department, Hamilton Library

General Description: BSHD Interns report to the department head for the performance of reference service and BHSD project support activities. This position provides an excellent opportunity to gain practical reference experience, knowledge about the organization, and the process of reference services in an academic library setting. Approximately 15 hours per week starting at $10.80 per hour. Available immediately.

Special Responsibilities and Duties: Provides reference service at the Hamilton Library BHSD Reference Desk, including weekday evening hours and weekend hours. Performs assigned projects relating to reference service that require assessment and writing skills.

Qualifications: Graduate student enrolled in the UHM Library and Information Science Program. Applicant should have successfully completed LIS 601 (will consider applicant currently enrolled in LIS 601). Evidence of ability to work collaboratively and independently in a collegial organizational structure.

To apply, submit an application to the Student Employment Office, Student Services Center.

Also submit resume and cover letter to:

Vicky Lebbin, Hamilton Library 108F
2550 McCarthy Mall, Honolulu, HI 96822.

Telephone: 956-2527 / E-mail: vickery AT hawaii DOT edu

Graduate Research Assistantship, Online Community Management (

December 3, 2007 on 4:23 pm | In Job Postings | No Comments

The Department of Information and Computer Sciences has an
opening for a graduate research assistantship beginning January
208. Candidates must be enrolled in a UH Manoa graduate program
at that time. The successful candidate will provide online
community management services for Hawai`i Networked Learning
Communities (HNLC). The position is presently funded by the
Hawai`i Department of Education. Compensation for this half time
(20 hours/week) position includes pay at the standard graduate
student rate and a tuition waiver. For more information about
HNLC, see

Duties may include the following: Handle account requests and
create workspaces as needed.  Edit content (stories and unit
plans) for publication.  Solicit and/or write news stories and
post these to the community web site.  Identify educational
content relevant to Hawai`i teachers (lesson plans, unit plans,
and other resources), and enter descriptions of these in a
resource database.  Seek out partners that have appropriate
resources, recruiting their membership in, and
facilitating their posting of services and resources. Conduct or
assist in conducting teacher training workshops on the use of

Minimum qualifications include English skills (speaking,
listening, writing and editing); ability to work effectively with
teachers and other DOE staff; ability to conduct training
workshops; familiarity with common office software and
communications software; and willingness to be trained on using
new software interfaces. Desirable qualifications include web
editing experience, experience working with educators, flexible
schedule, and/or interest in studying online communities.
Training in the use of and associated tools will be
provided as needed.

Please send applications or inquiries to Dan Suthers
(suthers [at] hawaii [dot] edu).  Applications should include a vita,
statement of interest, and two to three references with email
addresses and telephone numbers.  Applications will be accepted
until the position is filled. For full consideration, submit your
application by December 9th, 2007.

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