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Friday, July 4, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Job Posting Request for OCLC- Library of Congress - United States-Washington-Associate Editor

Discover.  Innovate.  Collaborate.  Inform. A few words we use to describe a career at OCLC.


OCLC, a worldwide library services organization headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, is a leader in information technologies and innovative online services. With office locations around the globe, OCLC employees are dedicated to offering premier services and software to help libraries cut costs while keeping pace with the demands of our information-driven society.


The Associate Editor will be responsible for developing and updating the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC) within the framework of the editorial plan and in response to current and future needs of the worldwide Dewey user community- 200,000 libraries in 135 countries plus emerging uses inside and outside of libraries.

Job Requirements

  • Develop and update the DDC within the framework of the approved editorial work plan, researching subject areas, consulting with experts, and interacting with internal and external reviewers.
  • Prepare and issue regular updates to the DDC.
  • Prepare and/or edit electronic and print publications based on the DDC, and participate in new electronic product development and testing.
  • Promote the DDC through presentations, papers, workshops, and conference participation throughout the world, and serve as liaison to DDC user and review groups.
  • Serve as technical liaison to development and research related to the DDC.
  • Review licensed translations and publications based on the DDC, and serve as liaison to translation advisory groups.


  • Master's degree or foreign equivalent in Library Science or Information Science, or related field.
  • Demonstrated desire to specialize in subject cataloging or knowledge organization (via coursework, internships, volunteer work in libraries, or work experience).
  • Reading skills in one or more languages in addition to English (preferred, not required; preference will be given to candidates with this skill).
  • Some familiarity with:
    • Dewey Decimal Classification System and other forms of bibliographic classification systems (e.g., LCC, UDC, Bliss)
    • FRBR suite of requirements (esp. FRBR, FRSAD) and other subject authorities standards and/or models
    • contemporary knowledge representation languages (e.g., OWL)
    • MARC, RDA, and/or AACR2
  • Library of Congress subject headings (course work is acceptable; work or internship experience is preferred.)

Apply Here:


Thursday, July 3, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Job Posting / Catalogers / Dubin, Ireland

Apologies for the cross postings    .    .    .    .

LAC Group is looking for a team of Cataloguers for a project which will take place in Dublin, Ireland from early August 2014 until early Feb 2015 (approx. 26 weeks).  The team assigned to the project must be experienced librarians and archivists who have a proven track record of cataloguing to international standards [MARC21; AACR2; ISAD (G); LCNA; LCSH; Dublin Core].

A good knowledge of 20th century Irish history is essential for all team members. At least one of the project team will also be proficient in Irish.

The project will focus on collections of personal and political papers and the team will create item level metadata, sort items into an appropriate order, ensure consistent numbering and re-house items where necessary.

All team members should have experience of cataloguing a diverse range of material and a proven track record in delivering accurate and timely records, and ensuring that authority records are correct and that the records meet international standards. The cataloguers should have an excellent working knowledge of cataloguing standards and practice and should be familiar with cataloguing software systems, ideally including the Virtual library management system (LMS).

Applications must be received by July 11th, confirming availability, stating qualifications and providing details of relevant experience

You must apply through our website at:

LAC Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and values diversity in the workforce.

LAC Group is a premier provider of information curation and knowledge management services for information professionals at U.S. and global organizations including prominent government agencies, Fortune 100 companies, law firms, pharmaceutical companies, and large academic institutions.


[LIBJOBS] Job Opportunity w/Multnomah County Library; Portland, Oregon

Bilingual Spanish Regional Librarian

Deadline to apply: July 11, 2014

Salary: $25.02 to $30.79 per hour, plus 4% language premium pay

Multnomah County Library is seeking applicants for a full-time Bilingual Spanish Regional Librarian. The position is based at the Gresham Regional Library. You will serve four of the surrounding library branches in East Multnomah County, which will involve weekly travel to the different branches.

You will work with the Collections Manager, Library Selectors and branch staff to assess and maintain each branches adult collection, particularly the Spanish collection in each neighborhood library location. You will create, compile and contribute to booklists, bibliographies, pathfinders, training guides and Web resources for adults in both Spanish and English in all different formats including digital. You will work with supervisors at the library branches to assess staff training needs and develop training and mentoring plans for each location.  You will train, mentor and orient all reference staff in current resources, including library electronic resources. You will provide instruction to staff around digital content, electronic content (e-content), and electronic books (e-books). Trainings will be conducted in groups and one-on-one with staff.  In conjunction with the Bilingual Spanish Regional Technology Coordinator, you will develop and deliver e-content training to the public, including the Latino community.

For more information about this position or to apply, please visit our website at:

Johnette Easter
Senior Human Resources Analyst
Multnomah County Library 
Office: 503.988.5046
Fax: 503.988.4532

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

[LIBJOBS] Web Services Tenure-Track Position at CSU Dominguez Hills

(Apologies for cross-posting. One should never post while cross.)
You can find the listing and the “Apply” link by doing a keyword search on librarian and posted Last Three Months at
Come join us!
Job Description
Job Title:
Web Services/Reference/Instruction Librarian 12 Mo
Job ID:
CSUDH Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Position Information
The faculty of the University Library at California State University Dominguez Hills invites applications from individuals for a tenure track position in the Reference/Instruction department.
As Web Services Librarian, coordinates, develops and implements the Library's web presence and mobile site; maintains and updates the Library's website and serves as principal developer of the Library's primary web pages; provides planning and assistance of all types of data migration within web related projects; works closely with reference librarians to develop user-, course- and subject-oriented web pages including online tutorials, videos and other web- and mobile-based library services; provides technical support and assists colleagues and other library departments in creating web pages; assembles, distributes and evaluates site analytics; specifically assists CSUDH & CSU Archives & Special Collections with integration of web content created by services such as ContentDM, Archives Space and the Online Archives of California; works closely with campus web development staff in the creation and oversight of university and library web policies and standards; maintains a working knowledge of emerging technologies critical to the delivery of web-based services to students; works collaboratively with the Systems Librarian on related projects.

As Reference and Instruction Librarian, regularly serves at the Reference Desk using the print and electronic collections; prepares materials for and conducts library instruction on the use of library services and resources. Must be able to work some evening and weekend reference desk assignments.

As Tenure-Track Faculty, contributes to the discipline through publications and conference presentations and engages in other professional development activities; participates in library-wide projects including participation in grants; serves on Library and University committees and other shared governance; keeps abreast of current developments in librarianship and instructional technologies.
Minimum Qualifications
Education and Library Experience
* Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school; substantial years of librarian experience required if appointed as an Associate Librarian.
* Familiarity with instruction methods and technologies; familiarity with electronic information resources.

Technical skills and experience
*Knowledge of effective web design and information architecture; demonstrated ability to build effective websites that are user- and instruction-oriented.
* Experience and proficiency with web design and development applications and scripting languages, such as HTML, CSS, XML, Adobe Photoshop and JavaScript
* Experience building dynamic web applications with relational databases and a web programming language
* Experience designing for multiple browsers (e.g. IE, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera)
* Knowledge of best practices, standards, issues and trends relevant to the web, information technology and social media.
*Flexible and open to incorporating new developments in web technology appropriate to adoption in the academic library environment.
*Working knowledge of MS Office, Photoshop, and other common applications.
*Familiarity with ADA web compliance and accessibility issues and techniques.
* Knowledge of usability testing and user assessment methods.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills
* Ability to function effectively in a multicultural environment.
* Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, including proficiency with English grammar and spelling.
* Ability to adapt and handle multiple responsibilities in a rapidly changing environment.
* Commitment to responsive service.
* Excellent analytical, organization, time and project management skills; excellent creative problem solving skills; meticulous attention to detail.
*Ability to work independently without close supervision, as well as ability to collaborate as a team member and to interact collegially with teaching faculty, campus web development staff and other colleagues.

Preferred Qualifications
* Experience with e-resource management/access tools such as SFX, Metalib, EBSCO's A Z Service, other link resolvers and discovery tools.
* Experience building dynamic web applications with PHP and MySQL.
* Experience with graphic design, video and audio applications.
* Experience with Innovative Interfaces Millennium.
* Experience with usability testing and user assessment methods.
* Education in computer science or web development.
* Professional experience in reference and instruction
Faculty Pay & Benefits
Appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor, and salary will be dependent upon qualifications and professional experience.

For information about available benefits, go to
Department Marketing Statement
University Library
The Library collection contains roughly 500,000 volumes and almost 1000 print journal subscriptions.  In addition, online access is available to a wide array of electronic resources, including over 25,000 electronic journal titles.  Staffing currently consists of 10 professional librarians and 12 paraprofessionals. The Library's mission states that "As we provide a full spectrum of information resources most useful to our students and faculty, we increase and manage collections of materials in diverse formats to support the University's academic and research programs."
Campus Marketing Statement
On April 29, 1960, Gov. Pat Brown signed a bill into law authorizing the formation of a state college to serve the growing southwestern region of Los Angles County.  From its humble beginnings in a bank building in Rolling Hills Estates, CSU Dominguez Hills has evolved into a thriving and nationally recognized comprehensive university, providing an innovative liberal arts education to a diverse student body. 

Mission Statement
CSU Dominguez Hills provides education, scholarship and service that are, by design, accessible and transformative. We welcome students who seek academic achievement, personal fulfillment, and preparation for the work of today and tomorrow.

A vital educational and economic resource for the South Bay, CSU Dominguez Hills will be recognized as a top-performing Comprehensive Model Urban University in America.  We will be known as a campus community and gathering place where:

Diversity in all its forms is explored, understood, and transformed into knowledge and practice that benefits the world.

Technology is embraced and leveraged to transcend educational boundaries as we reach out to students, both locally and globally.

Sustainable environmental, social and economic practices are a way of life.

Students from our community who aspire to complete a college degree are provided the pathway and guidance to succeed.

Faculty and staff across the University are engaged in serving the dynamic needs of the surrounding communities.

Student life is meaningful and vibrant.

Our accomplishments and those of our alumni are recognized nationally and internationally.

Ultimately, our students graduate with an exemplary academic education, a highly respected degree, and a genuine commitment to justice and social responsibility.

About the University
CSU Dominguez Hills holds the Carnegie classification of Master's L and is a federally recognized Hispanic-Serving Institution.  Class sizes are small as compared with large research universities and classes are taught by the faculty, not by teaching assistants.  Many of the university's students are the first in their families to earn a university degree.  While the university enrolls traditional full-time students, many students enroll part-time and attend late afternoon, evening and weekend classes because of work and family responsibilities. 

CSU Dominguez Hills offers 45 baccalaureate degrees, 24 master's degrees, and a number of certificate and credential programs.  Enrollment exceeds 14,000 students and the student population is among the most ethnically and culturally rich in the nation:  45% Hispanic, 23% African American, 17% white and 12% Asian/Pacific Islanders. 

The university is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), the accrediting body for institutions of higher learning in the West.  Eleven programs hold accreditations from national professional associations:   business administration, clinical sciences, computer science, education, health science, music, nursing, occupational therapy, public administration, special education, and theatre arts.

The academic programs of the university are organized under the Colleges of Arts and Humanities, Business Administration and Public Policy, Extended and International Education, Natural and Behavioral Sciences, Education, and the College of Health and Human Services, and Nursing.  While continuing to emphasize the liberal arts and sciences, professional programs offered at the undergraduate and graduate level, developed to serve the region's workforce needs, are of great interest to students and prepare them for professions in a variety of industries.

Known for excellence in teacher education, nursing, psychology, business administration, and digital media arts, new degree programs include computer science, criminal justice, recreation and leisure studies, social work, and communication disorders.  CSU Dominguez Hills is a national leader in distance learning with 10 academic degrees and seven certificate programs offered.

A tradition of teaching excellence lies at the heart of the university experience for Dominguez Hills' students.  Most of the faculty have earned doctoral degrees from prestigious universities across the nation.  The faculty strives to sustain a dynamic teaching and learning environment in a multicultural setting.  The Academic Senate provides a forum for faculty, administration, students and others to be represented and consulted regarding such vital issues as budget priorities, academic standards, curriculum and instruction, and student affairs. 

Student Life
At CSU Dominguez Hills, there's more to student life than the classroom.  The university offers a dynamic, interactive and enriching community of learners, teachers and peers sharing diverse points of view.  There are multitudes of ways for students to pursue interests, get involved, and get the most from their academic experience.

An office of student life enhances student development by coordinating a variety of co-curricular activities, including 60 student organizations.  Students are encouraged to perform community service and participate in leadership development.  The Multicultural Center on campus promotes the exploration of diverse heritages, values and cultural experiences by offering a wide range of activities and programs throughout the academic year.

CSU Dominguez Hills is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II institution that competes in the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA).  CSU Dominguez Hills is one of the most athletically competitive and honored schools in the CCAA, with 23 conference titles and four national championships to date, including the 2008 NCAA D-II Men's Soccer National Championship.  CSU Dominguez Hills sponsors 11 intercollegiate athletic teams.

The Location
The university is located in Carson, California, in the South Bay region of Los Angeles County.  Its 346-acre park-like campus is situated in the historic Rancho San Pedro, the oldest Spanish land grant in the Los Angeles area.  The site remained in the continuous possession of the Dominguez family for seven generations - from its inception in 1794 to its acquisition by the state of California. 

The Region
The South Bay is one of the most culturally, economically, and ethnically diverse areas in the United States, with a largely even distribution of the population with African, Asian/Pacific Islander, European, and Latino ancestry.  The university is located in the city of Carson, a city of 93,000 residents and one of the many municipalities that border the city of Los Angeles.  Cultural, performance and sports venues in downtown Los Angeles are about 15 minutes away and the South Bay beach communities are a few minutes away to the west and south.  The Home Depot Center, a 125-acre sports center developed by AEG and home to Major League Soccer's L.A. Galaxy and Chivas USA, is located on the CSUDH campus.

The campus is strategically located in the heart of a major technological, industrial and transportation complex in Southern California.  This area includes the massive Port of Long Beach and the Port of Los Angeles - Southern California's gateway to international commerce.  The South Bay region is also home to aerospace, oil refinery, healthcare and automotive industries.
How To Apply
While the position will remain open until filled, review of applications, consisting of a current CV, cover letter and a list of 3 references will begin June 9, 2014.

Applicants should request references to submit reference letters directly to the following address:

Sandra Parham, Dean, University Library
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 East Victoria Street
Carson, California 90747 
Conditions of Employment
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

Due to the nature of this position, the successful candidate is required to complete a background check prior to assuming this position.
Closing Statement
California State University, Dominguez Hills, is an equal employment opportunity employer, and is strongly committed to achieving excellence through a diverse workforce. The University actively encourages applications of all qualified individuals.

California State University Dominguez Hills is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.   For more information or definition of these terms please visit,

Individuals with disabilities requesting accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may call the Human Resources Office at (310) 243-3771 or the Academic Affairs Personnel Services Office at (310) 243-3766.

Clery Act crime statistics for CSUDH are available at, or by calling University Police at (310) 243-3639.

Upon appointment all candidates must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.
Caroline Coward, MLIS
CSU Dominguez Hills Library

[LIBJOBS] USA - Saint Louis, MO - Library Conservator - Search Extended

Peter H. Raven Library

Missouri Botanical Garden, Saint Louis, MO

Library Conservator 
Classification:  Full time, Regular
Dept/Div:  Library
Application Deadline: 
July 27, 2014

The Conservator of rare and general collections at the Peter H. Raven Library will be responsible for the care and conservation of collections material, preventive conservation, public engagement and outreach, coordination of volunteers and interns, and connecting to the conservation and cultural heritage fields. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

The Conservator will be responsible for performing item-level conservation treatment on rare and general collections materials. The Conservator must have knowledge of materials science and deterioration mechanisms and be able to recognize various types of damage and their causes. Treatments will include such techniques as mending, washing, deacidifying, board reattachment, attachment removal, encapsulation, rebinding, and others. Many treatment situations will require the modification of “standard” techniques, or the development of new solutions. Therefore, the Conservator must possess strong problem solving skills, as well as a firm knowledge of materials and potential treatment options. The goal of all treatment work will be to return the object to a stable and usable condition while minimizing interference with and damage to original information. 

Conservation treatments must be performed according to current best practice standards as understood by the Conservator and the field of library and archives conservation. All treatment work must be done in accordance with the Code of Ethics of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC). All treatments must be thoroughly documented through digital photography and detailed reports, as in accordance with the Guidelines for Practice as stated by the AIC. 

Preventive Conservation: 
The Conservator will assist with the design, establishment, and maintenance of various collections care and preventive conservation activities in cooperation with relevant staff and departments. These activities will include, but will not be limited to: 

Integrated Pest Management: The careful monitoring of pest levels and swift intervention should an issue arise is essential to the prevention of damage caused by insects, mice, and other pests. The Conservator will be responsible for the implementation and monitoring of glue traps and general pest management activities throughout collections storage areas. The Conservator will also be responsible for the inspection of new acquisitions for signs of pest activity. If signs of pest problems are identified, the Conservator will perform appropriate intervention. 

Disaster Plan: Disasters such as floods, fires, weather events, etc. should be anticipated, and a comprehensive and effective plan of action will help to prevent unnecessary damage to collections material should such events arise. The Conservator will work with the Director and other staff members to develop a disaster plan for the Library. The Conservator will also be responsible for the establishment, coordination, and training of a disaster response team, which will provide a previously determined list of people who will respond in the case of an emergency. The disaster plan will focus on the protection of collections material in the event of a disaster, but will stress that the primary concern in all such events is the safety of the staff, patrons, and other people involved, and will include parameters to ensure that safety. 

Environmental Conditions: The Conservator will be responsible for implementing and maintaining a program to monitor temperature and relative humidity levels in collections storage areas. 

Exhibition and Loan: The Conservator will be responsible for preparing materials for exhibition or loan. If necessary, the Conservator will be responsible for supervision during the installation and deinstallation of exhibits. 

Grant Writing 
The Conservator will be responsible for working with the Library Curator and other staff to identify future projects and to write proposals for grants that will provide funds necessary to complete those projects. The Conservator will also be responsible for monitoring grant opportunities and applying for any that are appropriate for the Library’s work. 

Public Engagement and Outreach: 
As one of the few institutions in the St. Louis metro area with a conservation facility, the Peter H. Raven Library at the Missouri Botanical Garden will be instrumental in the efforts to inform the public of the nature and importance of the conservation of cultural heritage. The Conservator may be required to engage in public outreach through lab tours, public demonstrations, media presentations (television, radio, newspapers, etc.), or the creation of didactic or exhibition material that demonstrates conservation techniques and philosophies. 

Coordination of Volunteers and Interns: 
Volunteers: The Peter H. Raven Library has relied on a group of dedicated volunteers who perform basic preservation activities for many years. The Conservator will work to coordinate, train, and supervise volunteers in the performance of basic preservation techniques such as the creation of basic housings, simple repairs, and other tasks. 

Interns: The Library Conservator will assist in the education of emerging conservation professionals through the development of an internship program. Interns will work with the Conservator to perform various conservation techniques according to their skill and experience level. The development of an internship program at the Peter H. Raven Library will benefit the Library by providing connections to the rest of the conservation community and bringing in talented emerging professionals whose work will benefit the collection. 

Connecting to the Field: 
The Library Conservator must stay current with developing techniques and philosophies in the field to ensure that they will be able to perform treatments in accordance with current best practice. The Conservator will be expected to be an active member in the conservation community through participation in professional organizations and meetings in order to maintain a professional network.

• Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years’ directly related experience working in a book conservation laboratory or private practice under the direction of a professional conservator. 
• Demonstrated knowledge of the fundamentals, techniques, and history of book-binding, paper treatment, and conservation. A portfolio of successful relevant work and documentation examples is required. 
• Knowledge of a wide range of conservation treatments and experience working with a variety of binding materials including fragile and rare and/or high value books and other special collections materials. 
• Demonstrated experience working in exhibition preparation of book materials. 
• Excellent manual dexterity and sustained concentration with delicate and occasionally repetitive tasks. 
• Demonstrated ability to initiate and adapt to change, to analyze and solve problems, to be flexible and work well collaboratively and collegially in a small, but dynamic organizational setting, as well as independently. 
• Strong organizational skills, including the ability to establish priorities and achieve goals. 
• Experience working collaboratively in a research library and/or archives. 
• Demonstrated ability to create various reports and write business correspondence and procedure manuals. 
• Exceptional ability to communicate effectively at all levels; must enjoy and feel comfortable interacting and working in close proximity to general public, in a safe and friendly manner, answering questions. 
• Scheduling flexibility that allows working some evenings and weekends may be required. 
• Occasional travel required (local and domestic). 

• Bachelor's degree including significant coursework in related fields such as history, art history, library science, museum studies, chemistry, materials science, and/or studio art is required. 
• Extensive education in the physical and chemical nature of books and paper, as evidenced by (i) a preferred graduate degree in conservation, or (ii) the completion of a conservation apprenticeship with an established conservator, or (iii) other verifiable certification of advanced training and education. 
• An equivalent combination of skills, education and experience may be considered. 

Computer Skills: 
• General computer skills for basic work functions, including communication, documentation etc. is expected. 
• Requires a strong background in computer applications with experience in database management including Microsoft Office products. 
• Solid Internet research skills required. 

Language Skills: 
Ability to communicate effectively in English (oral/written).

Mathematical Skills: 
Proficient H.S. math aptitude - Requires ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication and division; calculate percentages and decimals, etc. 

Reasoning Ability: 
Requires ability to exercise independent judgment to apply facts and principles for developing approaches and techniques to problem resolution. 

Physical Demands: 
• Physical ability to undertake collection care duties such as moving books and materials weighing up to 40 lbs., operating lab machinery and working in sometimes dusty and moldy environments. 
• Ability to stand and move about entire facility for extended periods of time; frequent standing, reaching and bending - 50% or more of the workday, at times, may be spent standing on feet. 
• Ability to utilize computer keyboard (typing). 
• Must be able to work both indoors and out. 
• May be required to perform tasks at varying heights (i.e., climb step stools, ladders, etc.). 
• Principally operates standard office equipment to include computers, copiers, files, fax machines. 

Work Environment: 
• Indoor office setting, shared by multiple staff; noise level is usually moderate. 
• Some travel to off-site meetings is required. 
• At times, required to work in dusty and moldy environments. 

The requirements and duties listed are representative and not exhaustive of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required.


douglas holland | director | peter h. raven library | Missouri Botanical Garden

p.o. box 299St. Louis, Missouri 63166-0299•(p) 314.577.0842•(mobile) 314.651.3521

“To discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life.” -mission statement


[LIBJOBS] FW: new Stanford position - South Asian studies librarian

From: Western European Studies Section List [WESS-L@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU] on behalf of Sarah B Sussman [ssussman@STANFORD.EDU]
Sent: Tuesday, July 01, 2014 2:48 PM
Subject: new Stanford position - South Asian studies librarian

Please distribute to your colleagues - this is a great opportunity to greatly expand a collection! 

Job Description 

South Asian Studies Librarian, International & Area Studies, Stanford University Libraries - 63238

 Classification: Associate Librarian/Librarian (3P2/3P3)

Compensation will be based on relevant qualifications and experience. 

Appointment Date: position will remain open until filled

Responsible to: Head, International and Area Studies Resource Group (100%)
The Stanford University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of South Asia Studies Librarian. Scholars of South Asia and/or librarians fulfilling the qualifications who are interested in supporting world-class research and teaching through a combination of traditional and new collections and services are encouraged to apply.  

This position is newly created, and will support primarily the research activities of scholars affiliated with the Stanford University Center for South Asia, with specialists in the fields of anthropology, drama, economics, education, history, literature, music, political science, and religious studies. At Stanford, scholarship on South Asia comprises: India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. The library will collect actively in the following languages: Hindi, Urdu, Bengali, Gujarati, Punjabi, Marathi, Nepali, and Sanskrit.

Subject Specialists at Stanford have the responsibility for selecting and acquiring a wide range of resources, including traditional scholarly publications (print and digital), special collections and archival materials, and materials published via emerging forms of scholarly communication. The South Asian Studies Librarian provides specialized support for the planning, development, processing, acquisition, management, and public service of collections on all aspects of South Asian Studies. While the library has been collecting materials about South Asia in Western languages, the creation of this position affords us the opportunity to greatly expand the collections by acquiring materials in South Asian vernacular languages. The ideal candidate should possess an understanding of research and teaching in South Asian Studies and should be familiar with literary, historical, and social science disciplines that make use of South Asian Collections. The Subject Specialist provides advanced reference and bibliographic assistance and will also be expected to develop online services and resources. 
1.    Plans, develops, and manages collections in English and South Asian languages and about the literatures, history, religion, anthropology, politics, environment, and economies of India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka. Selects and acquires materials in all formats.
2.    Manages a library materials budget in excess of $160,000.
3.    Creates original catalog records as needed for South Asian collection materials until a South Asian Collections cataloger can be hired (anticipated for Fall 2015).
4.    Provides a range of public services to South Asian studies communities at Stanford, including advanced reference and instruction. Maintains close contact with faculty and students of appropriate departments and programs. May teach a graduate seminar or colloquium on research methods and resources in South Asian Studies.  
5.    Promotes the use of Stanford University Libraries' collections and resources through a range of in-person and online outreach activities. 
6.    Collaborates with other curators and selectors in support of interdisciplinary collections and services and in identifying and managing digital library projects and initiatives. 
7.    Participates in development activities in support of the Libraries, including fundraising and grant writing. Encourages and cultivates close relations with donors of funds and materials relating to South Asian collections.
8.    May assume responsibilities for additional subjects based on Stanford needs and/or candidate expertise.

  1. Advanced graduate work in an area of South Asian studies is required. Strong preference given to candidates with a PhD and a record of scholarly publication.
  2. Reading knowledge and communication skills in Hindi, Bengali, and Nepali are required. Reading knowledge of Sanskrit is required. Reading knowledge of Urdu, Gujarati, Punjabi, Marathi, and Tamil highly desired. Reading knowledge of at least one Western European language would be a strong qualification.
  3. Substantial knowledge of and experience in academic or research libraries and the university research environment are required. MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school or the equivalent in bibliographic training and experience is highly desired.
  4. A high level of research skills and knowledge of bibliographic and other information resources in print and online. Demonstrated experience in finding and using a wide variety of research materials, including print and digital texts and/or special collections and archival materials is required. Experience with emerging technologies and their use in scholarly environments is highly desired.
  5. Demonstrated knowledge of the distribution and sources of materials in South Asian Studies, including digital and cartographic resources, is required, with emphasis on the Indian and Pakistani national book trades, but also including other book trades relevant to South Asian Studies.
  6. Experience in providing assistance to students and faculty in the design and execution of research projects is required. Evidence of the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, is required. Teaching experience is desired.
  7. Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and collegially with library staff as well as with faculty and students is required. Ability to perform effectively in and contribute successfully to a diverse, multicultural workplace environment is also required.
Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Applicants should provide cover letter, resume or CV, and 3references.  Applications must be submitted electronically through


: Library


: University Libraries


: Full-time
Job Grade: 3P2


Sarah Sussman
Curator, French and Italian Collections
Head, International and Area Studies
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305

tel: 650.723.9481
fax: 650.725.1068


Sarah Sussman
Curator, French and Italian Collections
Head, International and Area Studies
Stanford University Libraries
Stanford, CA 94305

tel: 650.723.9481
fax: 650.725.1068

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

[LIBJOBS] [LibJobs] Systems Librarian - Syracuse, NY

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[LIBJOBS] LAC Group UK / Virtual Researcher

Apologies for the cross postings    .    .    .

Position: UK Virtual Researcher

Reports to: Senior Director, Competitive Intelligence & Market Research

Supervises: N/A

Date: Currently Available

Overview: The Virtual Researcher will work within UK business hours to provide professional research support to LAC Group clients to meet their information and knowledge needs.   This individual either needs to be located in the UK/EU (strongly preferred) or be available during UK standard business hours.   In addition, this position is required to know English/European and US law.


  • Answer a range of business and / or legal research requests (relating to English / European and US law), from quick requests for cases, legislation and basic company information to more in depth analysis of legal developments, sector analysis and competitive intelligence to support pitch documents or other marketing activities. 
  • Organise, summarise, analyse and compile reports to support client’s research requests.
  • Ensure that complex or strategic research is presented in a professional manner.
  • Create current awareness news alerts.
  • Curate news alerts as they are received and deliver to clients on their schedule.
  • Monitor and track the use of current awareness and news alerts to assess their impact on the clients and to understand whether it is meeting the needs of clients.
  • Obtain copyright permissions/licenses and perform other rights management tasks.
  • Provide advice on self-service solutions for simpler enquiries, calling on the resources available via the LAC portal.
  • Provide remote training using web and video conferencing on topics such as library and research induction, research training for trainees and research techniques.
  • Coordinate vendor delivered training for the client.
  • Capture knowledge from requests for future use.
  • Track and collate key metrics on KPIs such as turnaround time, quality, efficiency, volumes, utilisation, etc.
  • Ensure subscription database usage is tracked and reviewed.
  • Put forward regular recommendations for improvements and service developments.
  • Other research-related duties as needed

Personal success characteristics

  • Remote working - ability to work effectively and efficiently in a remote/virtual situation
  • Communication - excellent verbal and written and listening skills and the ability to articulate positions/opinions clearly, effectively and objectively.
  • Problem solving – anticipate and resolve client research problems before they arise.
  • Interpersonal skills – ability to develop and maintain effective professional relationships internally and externally.
  • Flexibility – ability to adapt to changed responsibilities and new situations.
  • Client focus – dedication to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external clients.
  • Creativity – demonstrate creative and unique solutions to problems and encourage the creative initiative of others.

Previous Experience

  • A minimum of 3-4 years’ experience in Information Services or a related discipline is essential, preferably in a legal environment.
  • Previous experience in the areas of legal, competitive and business intelligence, finance research, intellectual property, expert witness or other forms of research.
  • Extensive knowledge of key business research databases and an excellent ability to search across publicly available sources.
  • The ability to use and review core internal data sources.
  • Experience with Manzama or other current awareness systems preferred
  • Experience of various legal and business data sources is preferable. Legal databases may contain cases and articles (e.g. via Westlaw and Lexis Nexis), statutes and regulations and identifying recent EU legislation. Business databases may include Factiva, Dialog, Hoovers, Merger Markets and Perfect Information for example.

Professional/ Educational Qualification

  • A degree or post-graduate qualification in Information and Library Management, Information Science or a related subject is essential.
  • Excellent IT skills with the ability to fully exploit existing resources.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint, Outlook and Instant Messenger.


  • This role will be based remotely from your home in the UK / Europe.
  • You will require access to a computer during working hours and will require a reliable broadband connection.

Hours of work

  • You will be required to work 37.5 hours per week during UK business hours.
  • Your working pattern will be determined between you and your line manager to meet client needs and may vary from time to time.
  • You will be required to submit a weekly timesheet for payroll.

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