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Metadata Librarian, Cornell University Libraries (Ithaca)

Will work under the general direction of the Head of Metadata Services and in consultation with other key staff, and provide strategic and technical guidance on metadata practice for Cornell University Library’s (CUL) digital, physical and virtual collections within the broader context of CUL’s digital and programmatic needs. The Librarian also provides consultation and advocacy to both CUL colleagues and the community more broadly; this effort demands a strong knowledge of well-established and evolving metadata standards as well as their practical implications.  A key responsibility of this position will be the development of long-term solutions for improved MARC and non-MARC metadata management, interoperability and resource discovery based on principles of integration and reusability of metadata across platforms and collections. The Librarian will play an important role in strategic CUL initiatives, such as the Open Library Environment (OLE) implementation as well as the Andrew W. Mellon funded Linked Data for Libraries Labs (LD4L Labs) and Linked Data for Production projects (LD4P).   In cooperation with other library staff, the Librarian provides metadata expertise to CUL while monitoring external developments and changing needs in these areas. This position participates in the library’s research and development efforts and in local and national discussions relating to access, retrieval, description and management of library resources. The Metadata Librarian plays an active role in professional organizations inside and outside of the Cornell University Library community.  Deadline for applications is June 6, 2016.

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Head of Research Services and Assistant Curator, Rare & Manuscript Collections, Cornell University (Ithaca)

Reporting to the Director of the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections, the Head of Research Services (HRS) will be responsible for overseeing all aspects of onsite and remote reference and research services in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections (RMC). In cooperation with other RMC staff, the HRS will promote the visibility and use of Cornell’s rare book, manuscript, archival, and media collections, administering reference and access services.  The HRS will play a primary role in the daily management of RMC’s active special collections reading room, overseeing the responsible use of Cornell’s primary source research collections. The HRS will also provide supervision for reference and reproduction services staff.   As Assistant Curator, the HRS will work with the Assistant Director for Collections to promote and build the collections, foster classroom use of the collections by conducting instruction sessions and other presentations, interpret RMC’s collections through the preparation of exhibitions and related outreach efforts, and assist with collection development by identifying and recommending materials for acquisition.  Deadline for applications is May 20, 2016.

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Systems Librarian, SUNY Cortland (Cortland)

SUMMARY OF POSITION: A full-time twelve-month academic librarian reporting to the Associate Director of Libraries. Provides support and development of library Information Technology (IT) services including the Library Management System (Aleph), library portal and website, EZProxy, InterLibrary Loan software (Illiad) and Online Computer Library Center (OCLC).

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Archives & Records Management Specialist 2, New York State Archives (Albany)

The New York State Archives is seeking to fill an Archives & Records Management Specialist (ARMS) 2 position within the Information Technology Services Unit.  The Information Technology Services Unit has responsibility for the development, integration, and support of all New York State Archives information systems.  Under the direction of an Archives and Records Management Specialist 3, duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

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Instructional Outreach Librarian, Binghamton University (Binghamton)

Binghamton University Libraries is currently accepting applications for Instructional Outreach Librarian.  As part of the Research and Instructional Services Team, the Instructional Outreach Librarian serves as liaison and conducts instruction for non-discipline specific courses and offices. Duties include conducting assessment for the general instruction program, monitoring and keeping records of instruction-related statistics for reporting and assessment, creating and delivering instructional workshops, tools, and resources, and providing in-person and virtual reference services.

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Instructional Services Librarian, Morrisville State College (Morrisville)

Morrisville State College (SUNY) invites applications for a full-time, tenure track instructional services librarian with an annual 11-month obligation.  The successful candidate will assume the lead role in infusing information literacy learning outcomes into a diverse campus community where the emphasis is on career-focused experiential learning. Instruction activities include a busy schedule of one-shot information literacy sessions and a one credit information literacy course, as well as responsibility for information literacy instruction impact assessment.  The instructional services librarian works independently and collaboratively with our small team of librarians to seek out opportunities to provide information literacy and library services guidance to both students and faculty, online and in-person. Responsibilities include oversight and assessment of Ask 24/7 reference services and participation in library marketing and program development and implementation. Additional duties include providing reference services, subject area liaison duties including collection development and course/subject guide development, and participation on campus-wide committees.

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Information Literacy Librarian, University at Albany Libraries (Albany)

The University at Albany Libraries seek a highly productive, innovative Information Literacy Librarian with a keen awareness of emerging instructional technologies, with an emphasis on digital badging. The successful candidate will play an essential role in the ongoing development and support of information literacy initiatives in a variety of in-person and online formats, and will serve as the Libraries’ liaison with the Writing and Critical Inquiry program. This librarian will oversee and further develop the department’s digital badging system, potentially with the assistance of grant funding; seek collaborative badging opportunities with other campus units; create other reusable online learning objects and templates; and provide information literacy instruction.

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Collections Archivist, Colgate University (Hamilton)

The Colgate University Libraries seek a collaborative, thoughtful, and forward-thinking individual to fill the position of Collections Archivist. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections and University Archivist, the Collections Archivist accessions, arranges, describes and preserves manuscript and archival collections including University Archives records. The Collections Archivist also participates in records management activities for university records, including the management of electronic records, and provides records management instruction to university offices and departments. The Collections Archivist supervises the department’s student workers and manages the reading room. The individual provides reference services to members of the Colgate community and other researchers and manages reproduction requests. In addition to supporting the department’s general instructional and outreach programs, the Collections Archivist works closely with the Head of Special Collections and University Archivist to support research being conducted in classes and for the university’s bicentennial celebrations.

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