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Cornell University – Business Research and Instruction Librarian

Full description at Business Research and Instruction Librarian-23499. Deadline to apply is Friday, May 16th.

Description: The Management Library at Cornell University is looking for creative and forward-thinking candidates for a Business Research and Instruction Librarian. The successful candidate will provide research and instruction support to the faculty, students, and staff of the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management (Johnson). Above all, candidates must be excited by the opportunity to develop the relationships, programs, and services needed to support success at a top ranked graduate business school.

Duties and Responsibilities: Reporting to the Assistant Director of Research & Learning Services, the Business Research and Instruction Librarian:

Designs, teaches, and assesses instruction sessions, including working with faculty to develop curriculum-integrated instructional programs.
Provides direct research assistance to the Johnson community.
Develops library outreach/marketing tools and services.
Contributes actively to team building, goal setting, and long term planning for the department.
Collaborates with colleagues and customers across Cornell University.
Cultivates personal subject knowledge; participates actively in professional organizations, library, and university committees; and engages in scholarly pursuits.

Qualifications:

An ALA-accredited MLS, MBA, or equivalent graduate degree.
Demonstrated interest and excitement for business as a discipline.
Passion for and experience with teaching or training.
Strong analytical, quantitative, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills, especially in a research context.
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written/oral communication skills.
Ability to resolve competing demands in an environment of fast-paced change.
Strong service ethic and customer-centered thinking.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a service-oriented environment.
Commitment to the Hospitality, Labor and Management Library’s core values of collaboration, excellence, flexibility, innovation, integrity, and service.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated excellence in teaching/training.
At least 1 year of business research experience in a corporate or academic environment.
Advanced degree or coursework in business or related fields.
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Excel or other analytical tools.
Willingness to explore the use of new technology in support of effectively achieving goals, with a high tolerance for risk and failure.
Experience creating marketing/outreach campaigns. (Portfolio submissions optional. Portfolios may be hosted on the web or can be submitted as a single PDF no larger than 5MB.)

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Bioinformatics Specialist – University of Rochester

The Bioinformatics Specialist serves as the primary liaison between Edward G. Miner Library and research departments, laboratories, and individual scientists in the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), and is pivotal to defining, expanding, and supporting e-Science and biomedical research data management.

The Bioinformatics Specialist is responsible for developing and growing a Bioinformatics Consultation & Education Service (BCES) in Miner Library. This service will provide education, training and consultation services related to the processing and analysis of bioinformatics data at the URMC. As an integral member of Miner’s Research and Education team, the Bioinformatics Specialist will develop the educational programs at the heart of the BCES, provide classroom training to students, develop novel services and tools, and serve as a consultant to researchers, faculty, staff and students at URMC.

Our engagement-centered model embraces the concept that the Bioinformatics Specialist, like all library staff, has leadership responsibilities regardless of their position within Medical Center Libraries and Technologies. Leadership on the part of the Bioinformatics Specialist will include activities such as contributing to goals and strategic library directions through active participation on committees and task forces, locally, nationally, and internationally, and sharing expertise throughout the library in order to further library and university missions.

For more information visit: https://psportal.its.rochester.edu/applyonline Job ID= 183008

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Part-Time Digital Services Librarian Position at RRLC, Rochester

The Rochester Regional Library Council (RRLC) seeks a librarian to perform various grant-funded duties, including coordination and training related to RRLC digital services, New York Heritage and New York State Historic Newspapers. Also provides training for RRLC’s highly regarded Continuing Education program. The individual selected for this position will become an important team member of one of the leading library systems in New York State.

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Archival Assistant / Cataloger – Rochester School for the Deaf, Rochester

The Rochester School for the Deaf Archive Center holds two primary collections: Documents and Audio-Visual records. These collections include photographic prints, negatives, films, books, newsletters, and much more. Items in these collections span more than 130 years. Some items date back to the founding of RSD in 1876 and encompass over 100 cubic feet of historical materials. The Archive Center also develops and manages a museum with exhibits of key historical objects and digital displays.

The position will involve the following activities:
Primary needs:

  •  Box, folder, and item level cataloging, description, and arrangement.
  • Use of PastPerfect for collection management/cataloging.
  • Scanning and reproduction.
  • Maintain website

Secondary needs:

  • Maintain museum digital displays.
  • Reference services.
  • Maintain finding aids.
  • Assisting with special projects, such as group visits and museum events.

Desired Qualifications

  • Minimum of three years of experience in arranging and describing archival collections and applying archival processing standards and providing reference services in an archive.
  • Evidence of developing archival collections and working with donors.
  • Technologically savvy with evidence of working knowledge of digitization standards, metadata and cataloging schemas, and digital preservation strategies.
  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) is a plus.
  • American Sign Language experience and knowledge of deaf culture or willingness to learn.

About the Rochester School for the Deaf Archive Center

The Archive Center’s mission is to collect, hold, care for, and make available for research, historical documents, photographs, artifacts and other valuable records of Rochester School for the Deaf. The Center is managed by a dedicated team of volunteers and is open to members of the RSD community, researchers from academia as well as interested individuals from the private sector.

Send your completed application to:

Dr. Harold Mowl, Jr., Superintendent/CEO
Rochester School for the Deaf
1545 St. Paul Street
Rochester, NY 14621
Email: hmowl@rsdeaf.org
Fax: 585-544-0383

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First Year Experience Librarian – Hamilton College

The division of Library & Information Technology Services (LITS) at Hamilton College seeks a creative, dynamic, and energetic individual for appointment to the position of Research & First Year Experience Librarian.  Reporting to the Director of Research and Instruction Services, this position is part of a newly merged organization made up of library and technology professionals dedicated to student success. We seek a colleague who will bring inventive ideas to the forefront, and motivate others to work collaboratively to achieve results. Hamilton’s First Year Experience (FYE) is a strategic initiative to provide an integrated academic and residential experience for its new students. This position is an exciting opportunity to develop and guide the division’s role within the first year program at Hamilton. The Research and FYE Librarian will work with faculty and academic support centers to incorporate information literacy concepts into first year classes, assist in creating authentic research experiences, and articulate the library’s impact on student success.

Check out the full job description for more information.

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Research Data & Environmental Sciences Librarian – Cornell Univeristy

Albert R. Mann Library, part of the Cornell University Library, is looking for a creative energetic professional who is service oriented, technically skilled, and thrives in an innovative work environment. Candidates should have a strong background and interest in environmental science in order to develop and implement highly effective services in support of Cornell’s environmental sciences students, faculty and staff. The librarian will be a member of the campus-wide Research Data Management Service Group, and will work collaboratively to provide data management and data management planning services to the Cornell community. Working on a team with more than a dozen colleagues who make up the Mann Library Research and Learning Services and Collection Development librarians, the Research Data and Environmental Sciences Librarian will also have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the overall public services program at Mann Library.

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Head of Research & Learning Services, the Research Data and Environmental Sciences Librarian:

  • Develops and leads innovative information services for the environmental sciences research, learning and extension communities.
  • Acquires and maintains expertise in information trends in environmental sciences disciplines.
  • Participates in Library and campus research support service initiatives including those related to research profiles, and research data management, curation and preservation.
  • Develops and supports services for documenting and distributing research data.
  • Develops and maintains expertise in data issues for libraries.
  • Provides quality reference, consulting, and liaison services, and teaches classes and workshops as assigned.
  • Serves as liaison to selected environmental sciences activities and departments within College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
  • Leads and/or participates in other innovative projects in information delivery.

Qualifications:

  • MLS from ALA accredited school or equivalent professional degree.
  • Subject area background (degree or work experience) in environmental science, natural resources, ecology, or related field.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, service orientation.
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Experience with computer and telecommunications technologies for information management and collaboration.
  • Commitment to professional development.

Preferred:

  • Work experience in an academic library.
  • Experience teaching information management and computer technologies.
  • Experience working with tools and technologies related to data management, such as relational databases, GIS software, scripting languages, etc.

To see the job posting and to apply:  https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10164/jobdetail.ftl?job=22849

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Food and Agriculture Librarian – Cornell University

Deadline March 23, 2014

Albert R. Mann Library, part of the Cornell University Library, is looking for a creative energetic professional who is service oriented, technically skilled, and thrives in an innovative work environment. Candidates should have a strong background and/or interest in food and agriculture in order to develop and implement highly effective services in support of Cornell’s food and agricultural sciences students, faculty and staff. Working on a team with more than a dozen colleagues who make up the Mann Library Research and Learning Services and Collection Development librarians, the Food & Agriculture Librarian will also have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the overall public services program at Mann Library.

Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Head of Research & Learning Services, Food & Agriculture Librarian:

  • Develops and leads innovative information services for the food and agriculture research, learning and extension communities.
  • Acquires and maintains expertise in information trends in food and agriculture disciplines.
  • Administers and provides leadership for Mann Library’s USDA Economics Statistics and Market Information System.
  • Provides quality reference, consulting, and liaison services, and teaches classes and workshops as assigned, and serves as the lead on information literacy programs for undergraduates in food and agriculture, particularly the agricultural sciences major.
  • Serves as liaison to selected activities and departments within College of Agriculture and Life Sciences.
  • Leads and/or participates in other innovative projects in information services and delivery.

Qualifications:

  • MLS from ALA-accredited school or equivalent professional degree.
  • Subject area background (coursework, degree or work experience) in an agricultural science, food science, biology, or related field.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, service orientation.
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively.
  • Experience with computer and telecommunications technologies for information management and collaboration.
  • Commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Work experience in an academic library.
  • Experience teaching information management and computer technologies.
  • Project management experience or experience leading a project team.

To see the job posting and to apply:  https://cornellu.taleo.net/careersection/10164/jobdetail.ftl?job=22848

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#SLAtalk: The Road Less Traveled – Alternative Career Paths for Information Professionals

Tuesday, March 18th at 15:00 EDT


http://www.sla.org/slatalk-road-taken-alternative-career-paths-information-professionals/

Whether you are newly-minted with an MLIS degree or are in need of some re-energizing, @SLAhq invites you to this hour-long Twitter chat in which we will discuss “non-traditional” roles and paths to explore. See if taking the road less traveled by is right for you!

Information professionals are uniquely skilled and experienced to capitalize on the explosion of demand in such areas as research data management, resource training, competitive intelligence, effective Web search, and more. We’d like to seek out some of those areas and existing roles, and share advice on how information professionals can start filling more of them. There is a definitive surplus of demand for deep analytic talent in big data—a talent gap which will be decreased over the next 5 years [McKinsey & Company infographic].

Join in the Twitter conversation and follow #SLAtalk. New to Twitter chats? Read this!

Tuesday, March 18th at 19:00 GMT / 15:00 EDT / 12:00 PDT

Q1: First 15 MinutesAs an information professional, how did you choose your current career path? What support or resources did you make use of when preparing to start your journey? What resources and support can you offer graduates gearing up to enter the workforce?
Recommended Reading: 
What’s the Alternative? Career Options for Librarians and Info Pros

Q2: Second 15 Minutes: What about your current role is nontraditional, and how would you recommend gaining the skills and thinking that may not have been covered in your LIS curriculum? What resources, articles, and tools can you share that other information professionals should know about?
Recommended Reading: 
Information Professional Skills For the Future

Q3: Third 15 Minutes: The introduction to this post mentions big data, research data management, competitive intelligence, and more as areas with great demand for jobs. Which key areas do you see information professionals thriving in over the next five years? Or, which areas would you add to this short list? What new job titles have you already noticed that scream “information science!”
Recommended Reading: 
The Future of Knowledge Work

Q4: Final 15 MinutesIf you could choose the point at where your dream job intersects with the future of the information profession, what would it be? How will you get close to this point in the next five years?
Recommended Reading: 
How SLA helped me land my dream job

Can’t join us live on Twitter? Check the SLA Blog’s #SLAtalk category for the recap which will be posted following the session.

New to the #SLAtalk Twitter chat series? Check out How to #SLAtalk, which includes 10 helpful tips, as well as a Powtoon created by SLA members Emma Davidson and Dennie Heye.

 

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