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West Virginia University Libraries: Resident Librarian (2 positions). Deadline April 7th.

Projected Start Date: Summer 2015

Mountaineers Go First . . . and so can you. Be among our first librarian residents.
West Virginia University Libraries is seeking two dynamic and passionate librarians to serve as Librarian Residents. Designed for librarians from traditionally underrepresented groups, our Residency Program will provide the professional and leadership skills needed for success in academic research libraries for new librarians, early-career librarians, or librarians working in public or special libraries that want to begin new careers in academic libraries.

Residents will participate in a rewarding three-year program uniquely crafted to introduce librarians to professional life in academic libraries. Individually mentored by our academic librarians, the Residents will experience all aspects of West Virginia University Libraries: the breadth of this experience will provide Residents with prospects for scholarly projects and publishing; opportunities to develop leadership skills; and chances for professional service to the Library, University, profession, and/or community.

Choosing your own path and creating your own program, residents may concentrate in:

 Academic Innovation
 Informatics
 Embedded Librarianship
 First Year Experience
 Data Curation
 Digitization
 Leadership
 Teaching and Learning

 Preservation
 Metadata Management
 Acquisitions/E-resources
 Outreach Services
 Scholarly Communication
 Scholarly Publishing

WVU Libraries is committed to the success of our residents above all. Our participant-focused program is designed to develop your interests and skills through substantive, hands-on experiences. Research and scholarly activity are integral parts of the residency plan and engagement in professional development activities is strongly supported. Advancing your professional competency and positioning you to be a strong candidate for work in academic and research libraries is our number one goal.

WVU Libraries’ residency program is a partner in the Diversity Alliance, a collaborative effort between American University, the University of Iowa, Virginia Tech, and West Virginia University that is committed to mentoring under-represented populations and establishing a networked cohort of early-career librarians. The overarching goal is to combine a broad range of experiences of working in an academic environment with engagement in research and scholarship. Together, the Alliance institutions will help build a foundation for successful career development and strongly support inclusion and diversity initiatives.

West Virginia University is a land-grant university and the state’s flagship institution. As a land- grant institution in the 21st century, West Virginia University’s mission is rooted in high-quality education, excellence in discovery and innovation, a culture of diversity and inclusion, advancements in health and vitality, and pathways for the exchange of knowledge and opportunity among the state, the nation, and the world. WVU is designated as a Research University (High Research Activity) as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, many West Virginia University programs hold specialized accreditation. WVU counts 24 Rhodes Scholars, 36 Goldwater Scholars, and 22 Truman Scholars among its alumni.

A Spirited Community:
Located in Morgantown, WV and situated within the scenic foothills of the Appalachian Mountains, West Virginia University is within easy driving distance to Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. The intellectual, cultural, and social climate of the University, coupled with easy access to outstanding recreational opportunities, creates a setting for enjoyable living. Morgantown has been ranked as the No. 1 Small City in America by; the Best Small City in the East in Guide to Life in America’s Small Cities; and the 3rd-Best Small Town in the nation by Men’s Journal. Renowned for its natural beauty, West Virginia presents opportunities for bird watching, fishing, skiing, hiking, rock climbing, white- water rafting, mountain biking, and snowboarding. Arts and entertainment options also abound. The acclaimed Mountain Stage public radio program is recorded from locations across West Virginia each week. WVU hosts the Festival of Ideas, a provocative and timely speaker series annually. Additionally, West Virginia offers opportunities for crafting, antiquing, visiting art and historical museums as well as a host of other recreational and cultural activities.

 Masters of Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program.
 Applicants should be a recent graduate, an early career librarian, or as a librarian looking to change career (ideally 3-5 years working in an information organization.)

 Compensation will be equal to the entry-level rank of staff librarian. Compensation
packets will also include insurance benefits and professional development funds.
For an opportunity to work with our diverse student population, award-winning faculty and dedicated librarians, please send a cover letter and curriculum vitae to by April 7, 2015.

Cover letters should include a detailed statement of interest in the residency position and address how our residency program can help you meet your professional goals.
West Virginia University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Meeting the needs of today’s professional couples is a critical factor in WVU’s success in recruiting and retaining new faculty and senior staff. Our Dual Career Program assists couples in your employment search. WVU belongs to the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC). Please visit and for more information and job postings.

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Council for Advancement and Support of Education. Deadline April 1st.

The Council for Advancement and Support of Education is looking for a summer intern for the CASE InfoCenter and Archives. The CASE InfoCenter serves over 3600 educational institutions (higher education, community colleges and independent schools) providing information on all topics related to advancement, including alumni relations, fundraising and communications and marketing.

This is a part time paid position during the months of June – August of 2015.

Main responsibilities include:

Process archival collections (both print and digital) including documents and photos.

Copy data from reference tracking database to online catalog [Presto].

Assist CASE staff with use of online and print collections.

Inventory print collections of books, journals and dissertations.

Research and update online collections.

A full description and application instructions can be found at

CASE is in close walking distance from the McPherson Square and Metro Center metro stations.

Please include your available dates in your cover letter. Applications will be accepted until April 1st.

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National Digital Stewardship Residency Programs in Boston and New York. Deadline Friday, May 8th, 2015

The National Digital Stewardship Residency Programs in Boston and New York, with generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, are working to develop the next generation of digital stewardship professionals by funding nine-month hands-on residencies for recent master’s degree recipients to complete digital stewardship projects at host institutions in the Boston and New York City area.

Applications for residencies running from September 2015 through May 2016 are now being accepted. Resident applications are due Friday, May 8th, 2015.

Host applications are currently being accepted. Selected host institutions will be announced Friday, April 24th, 2015.

Participation in NDSR Boston or New York will offer:

*A nine-month paid residency at a Boston or New York City institution working on a specific digital stewardship project with a mentor and with full host institution support.

*Advanced training, lectures, and events on digital stewardship conducted by digital preservation professionals and program staff.

*Mentoring and career development services through the program and through the involvement in NDSR of notable digital preservation professionals.

*Professional development funding, the opportunity to present at national conferences,and the chance to help contribute to and shape a national model for post-master’s residency programs.

For more information please visit:
NDSR Boston:

Annie Tummino, Project Manager
Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)
212.228.2320 x 129
National Digital Stewardship Residency

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Information Resources Center Intern Needed (Spring 2015). Available now.

Information Resources Center Intern Needed (Spring 2015)

Edison Electric Institute

Washington, DC (Archives Metro Stop)

EEI has a part-time internship opportunity available, now, in our Information Resources Center (IRC). The intern will assist with transitioning a print library collection to a more virtual knowledge service, including: weeding, deaccessioning and preparing historical print materials for storage or donation, along with updating Web sites and integrated library database systems. Other duties will include: some handling of reference and research requests, as well as performing special projects and a variety of administrative tasks. Graduate-level coursework in library science is strongly preferred. Candidates must be detail-oriented with excellent communication and organization skills. Experience with database management using SharePoint and cataloging software is preferred. The intern should have an interest in a variety of areas, including digital file management, should be a self-starter, and capable of working well with a team and individually.

To Apply

For immediate consideration, e-mail your résumé with a cover letter and salary requirements to (Attention: IRC Internship)

Edison Electric Institute

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association that represents all U.S. investor-owned electric companies. Our members provide electricity for 220 million Americans, operate in all 50 states and the District of Columbia, and directly employ more than 500,000 workers. With more than $85 billion in annual capital expenditures, the electric power industry is responsible for millions of additional jobs. Reliable, affordable, and sustainable electricity powers the economy and enhances the lives of all Americans.

EEI has 70 international electric companies as Affiliate Members, and 250 industry suppliers and related organizations as Associate Members.

Organized in 1933, EEI provides public policy leadership, strategic business intelligence, and essential conferences and forums.


EEI is located at 701 Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Washington, D.C. We are across the street from the National Archives, and just a few blocks away from the U.S. Capitol and the Smithsonian Institution. The National Archives/Navy Memorial station is directly in front of our building.

Visit us at! Equal Opportunity Employer.

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OCLC Research Diversity Fellow Position. Position open until filled.

OCLC is a nonprofit library cooperative providing research, programs and services that help libraries share the world’s knowledge and the work of organizing it. The needs of our members guide our actions and investments. Through a shared governance structure, librarians manage and direct the cooperative.

OCLC Research is one of the world’s leading centers devoted exclusively to the challenges facing libraries and archives in a rapidly changing information technology environment. OCLC Research has a position for a Diversity Fellow. The Job ID is 2585 and the position description and application information are available at

The OCLC Research Fellow will be working on several research projects from Summer 2015-Summer 2016. Our intent is to provide a rich learning experience. The Diversity Fellow will have the opportunity to work on studies examining 1) how users are engaging with technology and content in order to identify ways libraries and librarians can better connect with those behaviors and 2) how libraries and librarians are responding to their research communities’ emerging needs for research collections and services that support contemporary modes of scholarship.

Currently there are three ongoing projects in these areas.

  1. Digital Visitors and Residents helps to identify the needs and motivations of students across educational stages when engaging with online services/resources, which will inform project and program designs to ensure maximum levels of uptake and engagement. Studies using the Digital Visitors and Residents framework are being replicated nationally and internationally.
  2. E-Research and Data: Opportunities for Library Engagement explores librarians’ early experiences designing and delivering research data services with the objective of informing practical, effective approaches for the larger academic community. It also examines early strategic responses to e-Research and data needs on campus to inform future strategic approaches given campus community needs, infrastructure, resources, and expertise.

  3. Dissemination Information Packages for Information Reuse (DIPIR): examines how scholars are reusing data within three academic communities (social science, archaeology, and zoology) to identify how contextual information about the data that supports reuse can best be created and preserved.

Development opportunities include:

• Developing and administering online surveys
• Recruiting and conducting interviews with human subjects
• Analyzing qualitative and quantitative data (e.g. surveys, server logs, interview transcripts, strategic documents, etc.)
• Searching for and summarizing literature
• Preparing papers and presentations


The following skills are required to accomplish the projects/tasks across the two projects.

• Strong communication and analytical skills
• Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
• Experienced in Microsoft office programs
• Familiarity with database design principles

The following skills are preferred:

• Undergraduate or graduate research experience
• Ability to quickly learn new software applications

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist
OCLC Research
Cell: 303-246-3623
Fax: 614-718-7378

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Residency position open at Towson. Preference given to applications received by March 22, 2015.

Library Residency for Diversity and Innovation
Albert S. Cook Library

The Albert S. Cook Library invites applications for an early-career librarian for a two-year residency program beginning July 1, 2015.

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution, preferably granted between January 2015 and August 2015. Strong interest in developing a career in academic librarianship; knowledge of issues and developments in academic libraries; excellent communication and presentation skills; strong, positive interpersonal skills; ability work independently as well as collaboratively with colleagues and patrons from diverse backgrounds; strong analytical skills and organizational abilities; familiarity with current practices and technology in library instruction, technical services, and special collections; commitment to public service and to supporting the academic and research needs of students, faculty and staff; knowledge and experience in new technologies and flexibility in a changing technological environment; proficiency in the use of electronic databases, research and reference materials; experience with automated library systems; demonstrated interest in scholarship and commitment to professional growth. Additional Master’s degree in an academic discipline offered at Towson University desirable.

In year one of this two-year residency, the Resident will have significant responsibilities and gain meaningful work experience within three library departments:
• Research, Reference and Instructional Services
• Technical Services – Collection Development, Acquisitions, Cataloging and Serials
• Archives, Special and Digital Collections

The Resident will also be involved in library and university committees, develop collegial relationships with faculty outside the library, and participate in professional organizations.

In the second year, the Resident will work with the Residency Coordinator and department heads to identify a capstone project that is tailored to his or her professional interests and to the needs of the library. A goal of this project is for the Resident, working independently or with colleagues, to develop, complete and report research at a professional conference or in a professional journal.

Towson University:
Towson University ( was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 18,000 undergraduates and approaching 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:
Preference given to applications received by March 22, 2015. Position is open until filled. Please submit a cover letter addressing the position requirements, resume and contact information for at least three professional references. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates. Submit application materials to:

Diane Cascella
Residency Librarian Search
Albert S. Cook Library
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

Electronic applications are encouraged and should be submitted to

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: LIB-N-2850.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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