Posted on May 7, 2013.
Part time Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery Clerk
Description: The Montante Library supports the strong nursing, allied health, business and education undergraduate and graduate programs at D’Youville College and seeks a permanent, part-time interlibrary loan and document delivery clerk to fill daytime shift hours.
Required: High School diploma. General understanding of computers and office equipment.
Preferred: Associate degree and experience working in an academic library.
Salary is competitive. Online applications are preferred. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Application materials must be submitted by May 13th, 2013.
Posted in Careers
Posted on May 3, 2013.
Student Technology Coordinator
Date: April 16, 2013
Title: Student Technology Coordinator
Salary: $17.00 – $20.00 per hour
Closing Date: April 29, 2013
This is a part-time position, to work up to 17 hours per week, beginning approximately June 1, 2013. No benefits.
DESCRIPTION: The Student Technology Coordinator will report to the Director of Library Services and is responsible for the assisting students in the use of educational technology in the library, classrooms, and off campus via telephone and e-mail.
The Student Technology Coordinator is also responsible for designing and conducting technology workshops for students developing training materials, hiring and training student technology tutors, and troubleshooting technology problems, and also participates in the development of electronic resources for students.
QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required. Must possess strong written and interpersonal communication skills. Master’s degree in Library Science or enrollment in an MLS program; and teaching/tutoring experience is desirable.
Posted in Careers
Posted on April 23, 2013.
Calling all Syracuse area information professionals and students:
Please join us for a Celebrate Spring Social Hour!
Where: Drumlins Windows on the Green Bistro 800 Nottingham Road, Syracuse [directions]
When: Thursday, May 2, 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.
RSVP: Let us know you’re coming so we have enough appetizers.
This is great opportunity to meet members of these organizations and students entering the profession.
Posted in Chapter News & Events
Posted on April 22, 2013.
Corning Incorporated – Business/Technical Information Center Summer Help
Availability: mid May to late August (flexible within this time frame)
Hours: Up to 40 hours per week, within hours of 8AM-5PM Monday-Friday time period
Salary: commensurate with experience
This position offers a self-motivated individual experience in a corporate information center providing services to R&D scientists and engineers. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to experience aspects of the job of information professional at a Fortune 500 company with projects focusing on resource allocation, data analysis and metrics for decision making.
Duties will fall into two basic categories, with other duties and projects as assigned
Collection Development Responsibilities, including
- Print collection – The inventory/weeding of the physical collection is the top priority. Assist with metrics for analysis of existing print collection and complete the updating of catalog. Document decision making and workflow process.
- eBooks – usage analysis of existing titles and perform gap analysis to identify potential resources for purchase
- Analyzing COUNTER usage statistics for electronic journals and develop recommendations for 2014 renewal decisions
User Services and Instruction, including
- Developing and updating topical guides and tutorials
- Developing content for intranet portal – resource updates/developments (training opportunities, new content, etc.)
All applicants must be enrolled in a master’s degree program in library/information science (preferred) or pursuing an undergraduate degree in information science. In addition, the successful candidate must have the ability to manage and prioritize their workload and must be able to work both independently and cooperatively in a team environment. Other requirements include:
- Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and basic HTML
- Basic understanding of metadata standards
- Some projects will require physical labor – lifting boxes, moving materials, etc.
- Flexibility, accuracy, and attention to detail in work
Preference will be given to applicants with the following skills:
- Ability to create data crosswalks
- Ability to create databases using Microsoft Access
- Ability to write macros
Applicants may submit a letter of application, resume and professional references via email to email@example.com. If also seeking internship credit, please include documentation required by the crediting institution with application material for review.
Posted in Careers
Posted on April 5, 2013.
SLA’s Online Content Advisory Council presents SLA’s 2nd Twitter conversation
#SLAtalk: What would you tell your past MLIS-student self?
Not sure what all this chirping is about? We are harnessing the power and reach of social media to have a discourse with information professionals from around the world on Twitter. We have structured questions and follow our hash tag #SLAtalk to see the answers roll in! Read our “How to #SLAtalk” post on the SLA Blog.
Date: Tuesday, 9 April
Time: Two sessions to choose from
- Session 1 at 1:30-2:30 pm Eastern
- Session 2 at 7:00-8:00 pm Eastern
Questions to Answer:
1. What subjects or skills do you wish you were taught or exposed to in LIS school?
-Session 1: 1:30 – 1:45
-Session 2: 7:00 – 7:15
2. What was your favorite class or project in LIS school? How have you applied what you learned to your career?
-Session 1: 1:45 – 2:00
-Session 2: 7:15 – 7:30
3. What formal supplemental education, if any, have you pursued after LIS school?
-Session 1: 2:00 – 2:15
-Session 2: 7:30 – 7:45
4. What recommendations would you give an LIS school student?
-Session 1: 2:15 – 2:30
-Session 2: 7:45 – 8:00
After the session: Check back into the SLA Blog after the #SLAtalk, where we’ll post some of the best ideas that you all have tweeted. Notice your tweet being favorited from @SLAhq? Your handle and tweet will be posted to the SLA Blog!
New to Twitter chats? Check out these helpful tips and highlights from our first #SLAtalk.
Posted in Professional Development, SLA National
Posted on March 15, 2013.
The School of Information Studies (iSchool) at Syracuse University remains ranked No. 1 in information systems in the U.S. News and World Report 2014 Best Graduate Schools Rankings, released yesterday. The iSchool also ranked third for school library media, third in digital librarianship, and fourth overall in the library and information science category.
Full ranking information is available on the U.S. News and World Report website.
The complete article from the iSchool on the new rankings is available at http://ischool.syr.edu/newsroom/news.aspx?recid=1431
Posted in Careers
Posted on March 15, 2013.
On March 6, Syracuse University Vice Chancellor and Provost Eric Spina and the president of Effat University, Dr. Haifa Jamal Al-Lail, signed an agreement formalizing a new partnership between SU’s School of Information Studies (iSchool) and Effat University, which is located in Saudi Arabia. With joint interests in information education excellence, increasing the number of women in technology careers, and promoting information entrepreneurship as a means of growing economies, iSchool faculty and staff will work with Effat faculty and students to advance the Saudi institution’s current information systems curriculum.
Effat University is an all-women’s undergraduate college attended by 2,153 undergraduate and 37 graduate students. It is comprised of three colleges and 12 programs, including programs in computer science and information systems. The iSchool has been consulting with Effat over the past year, providing an outside review of its Information Systems curriculum. Effat obtained accreditation by the National Commission for Academic Accreditation and Assessment (NCAAA). That initial effort led to a continuation of the collaboration and the signing of today’s longer-term agreement.
Dr. Haifa Jamal Al-Lail, said the partnerships represent efforts that “go beyond just regular exchange agreements that usually happen between universities around the world, because this addresses the new requirements of the world in digital literacy and the information sciences. We greatly appreciate the invaluable enthusiasm of Syracuse University and its iSchool, which provided a willingness to work with us in general and on our information program in particular.” She said she sees a future where the two institutions “inspire each other in action and in commitment to others around the world.”
A full article on the signing ceremony and agreement is available at: http://ischool.syr.edu/newsroom/news.aspx?recid=1430
Posted in Uncategorized
Posted on February 4, 2013.
- Are you a student in a library and information science program looking for real world experience?
- Are you an information professional in the first five years of your career?
- Do you find yourself in a position as the only professional in your company’s library with nobody to turn to for professional advice?
Then the UNYSLA Mentoring Program Is for you!
By becoming a mentee you will be paired with an experienced information professional who is knowledgeable in the skills you will need most as you begin your career.
Get started today and be prepared for the challenges you will face tomorrow!
Thank you for your interest in participating as a mentee in the UNYSLA Mentorship Program. Please fill out the form as completely as possible.
Posted in Professional Development