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Job Posting: Audiovisual Archivist, University of Arkansas

I don’t have a link to the job post for this one; all the content came on a listserv:

 The University of Arkansas Libraries seek an innovative and enthusiastic archival professional to assist with the leadership of the Special Collections Department to identify, solicit, preserve, and publicize archival collections to the academic community, within Arkansas and across the nation. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections, the Audiovisual Archivist is responsible for recruiting, managing, organizing, preserving, and making accessible archival photographs, reel-to-reel tapes, audio cassettes, video tapes, and other audio and visual formats.

Major responsibilities include: accessioning, arranging, describing, and creating archival finding aids for audiovisual collections; identifying audiovisual materials for digitization and working with library colleagues to create digital collections; identifying preservation issues among archival audiovisual materials and making recommendations for conservation and/or preservation of materials; actively participating in the planning for the department; working with the department head to identify funding, collaborations, and opportunities to promote and preserve its photographic and other audiovisual materials; working with the Development Office to establish donor relations and the continued acquisition of photograph and other audiovisual collections; providing reference and research support; and participating in relevant local, state, and national organizations.

Responsibilities of this faculty position include research and creative work and service in keeping with the faculty requirements of the University of Arkansas. The successful candidate must have demonstrated potential in performance, scholarly activity, and professional service to meet criteria for appointment at the level of Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor and should possess strong analytical, organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, strong archival knowledge, and the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

Required qualifications: A master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program with a concentration on archival studies or a graduate degree in a related discipline, such as history, public history, political science, or other appropriate field; relevant experience with processing and preserving photographs or other audiovisual materials, such as reel-to-reel tapes, etc.; demonstrated knowledge of archival data and/or digital asset management systems (such as Archon, Archivists’ Toolkit, or CONTENTdm); and familiarity with Encoded Archival Description, DACS, Dublin Core and/or other metadata standards and schemes.

Preferred qualifications: Archival Certification (Academy of Certified Archivists or the Society of American Archivists); knowledge of digital image scanning techniques and image capture and basic photograph and video editing; familiarity with copyright issues associated with audiovisual materials; knowledge of Arkansas history and bibliography; and knowledge of the history of photography and the standards, best practices, and current trends in the preservation and reformatting of archival audio and visual materials.

Rank and Salary: Tenure-track, twelve-month faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian / Assistant Professor. Salary: $47,000.

Benefits: Relocation allowance available. Benefits include TIAA/CREF, Fidelity Mutual Fund, or the Arkansas Public Employees Retirement System, 22 days of annual leave, tuition reduction, and health insurance.

Application deadline and contact information. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Completed applications received by September 21, 2014, will receive full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Send letter of application, résumé, and names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three current references to libhrofc@uark.edu to the attention of Jeff Banks, Assistant Director for Library Human Resources and Diversity Programs, University of Arkansas Libraries, 365 N. McIlroy Avenue, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72701-4002.

Job Postings: Video and Audio Technology Specialist and Film Library Technician, New York University, NYC


Position Title:
Video and Audio Technology Specialist 
Position Summary:
Manage the technology infrastructure for Avery Fisher Center for Music and Media Center’s video and audio collections and services. Design, implement, and maintain quality control over procedures and training for permanent and part-time staff, to ensure they have the knowledge and skills to assist the public in the use of the Center’s technology and facilities. Design and implement routines and projects to optimize conservation, preservation, and long-term use of the Center’s collections, including but not limited to digital reformatting of audio and video materials for purposes of access, conservation, and preservation.
Qualifications/Required Education:
Bachelor’s Degree
Preferred Education:
College major or coursework in music, cinema, or art; Graduate degree in audio/video preservation.
Required Experience:
Minimum three years experience managing complex workflows in a customer service environment; Experience with audio and/or video engineering and preservation.
Preferred Experience:
Library work experience. Understanding of academic culture, with the ability to interact cooperatively with a diverse population of faculty, students, and professional colleagues.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
Hardware and software for the production and end use of audio and video; Preservation best practices for audio and video recordings, including metadata capture; Analog to digital conversion workflows; Use of library information systems; Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; Basic office computing applications; Ability to work collaboratively within a large multi-departmental organization.
Position Title:
Film Library Technician IV

SupOrg – Division Equivalent:

TS1035 – Tisch School of the Arts

Position Summary:

Provide technical support for assigned area of operation in the Department of Dramatic Writing, Tisch School of the Arts. Operate a wide variety of television, media, new media, and computer technology equipment including specialized equipment requiring significant training. Instruct students and faculty on operating equipment; conduct individual and group training workshops, and demonstrate use of equipment. Advise students and faculty on equipment that would best meet their technical needs. Perform skilled maintenance and repairs on complex equipment and parts.
Qualifications/Required Education:
High School diploma and some relevant technical training or equivalent
Preferred Education:
relevant certification
Required Experience:
2-3 years of related experience. Experience providing customer support in a production-related environment.
Preferred Experience:
Experience in film and/or television production or equipment rental facility.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: (include unique competencies, certification, licenses, etc.):
Knowledge of and ability to operate a wide variety of production equipment. Skilled at troubleshooting and performing moderately complex repairs. Ability to train others in equipment use.

Job Posting: Systems Librarian, OCAD University, Toronto


OCAD University, the third largest professional art and design university in North America, is seeking an innovative Systems Librarian to work with us to envisage and deliver the kind of enriched learning environment that our students, faculty and researchers need to excel.

The OCAD U Library aspires to contribute to a learning ecology extending beyond the classroom and studio, where artists and designers can engage in historical, critical and scientific inquiry, research, lifelong learning, and the celebration of creativity, experimentation and innovation. As librarians, we see collaboration and integration of services as a means to enhance discovery, student engagement, and support for teaching, learning and research. We are seeking a professional colleague with similar aspirations who will contribute to our mission.

Application deadline: Friday, September 26, 2014 or until filled.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Head, E-Resources & E-Learning Support, the Systems Librarian supports the adoption, technical integration and management of emerging technologies, automated systems and digital initiatives, to meet the service requirements and information management needs of the University Library. Working in close collaboration with library colleagues, IT Services and other campus administrative and academic departments, the Systems Librarian will optimize technology to deliver services and connect users to quality information; advancing the development, implementation, and maintenance of library systems to support a diverse academic and research community.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Administer, maintain and troubleshoot systems that support the operational needs and services of the University Library including Reference & Instructional Services, E-Resources & E-Learning Support, Visual Resources & Special Collections, and Collection Development & Access, in consultation with the University Librarian and the Library Heads
  • Collaborate with IT Services on the successful completion of prioritized projects to advance collection management, scholarly communications and discovery and access services and emerging library service or collection initiatives.
  • Serve as Library Systems subject matter expert in relation to areas, such as data mapping for integration of library system functions with institutional information systems, and integration of library systems, including institutional repository, with visual resources systems and learning management systems
  • Serve as primary liaison between OCAD U Library and SirsiDynix, Scholars Portal, Institutional Repository software vendor (EPrints), and other software or service providers
  • Provide system and application administration for the virtualized library system (Horizon SaaS) and for all related peripherals and workstations, including oversight of installation and software maintenance
  • Administer development and maintenance of the University Institutional Repository (OCAD U Research Online) as a consolidated web presence for research and scholarly outputs of OCAD U’s graduate students, researchers, and partners, in collaboration with the Special Collections Librarian/Digital Projects Curator
  • Oversee testing and modification of the Institutional Repository to OCAD U specifications, in consultation with all stakeholders including the Special Collections Librarian/Digital Projects Curator, Repository Editors, and members of the Institutional Repository Working Group
  • Provide conceptual and technical development of the library’s website and establish and lead librarian web content committee
  • Serve on University committees and represent the University Library on relevant Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL) and Scholars Portal working groups and committees; and participate in professional activities outside the University
  • Develop a business case for future systems integration in support of the OCAD U Library / AGO Library Affiliation Agreement
  • Monitor systems performance, prepare documentation, coordinate staff training, produce reports, and assist with regular assessment of library services by collecting and reporting relevant statistics to the University Librarian
  • Support the University Librarian and the Head, E-Resources & E-Learning Support  in related duties that contribute to the successful operation of Library ServicesQualifications:
    • Master’s degree in an ALA-accredited library and information science program; additionally, computer science or web application development coursework/experience is desirable; an additional Master’s degree is preferred
    • Minimum three (3) years’ experience in a university supporting mission critical Library applications and server systems, preferably as a systems librarian, an institutional repository administrator, or a digital asset manager
    • Experience managing an Integrated Library System as well as other library systems, such as SFX link resolver and EZProxy, and technical proficiency with Horizon, with a broad knowledge of the range of solutions currently available for Library catalogues, databases, repositories and patron services, including search and discovery tools and other applications that enable integrated access to analog and digital collections
    • Proven ability to support and lead a wide variety of computer-based initiatives in the Library and to communicate and work effectively with campus IT Services
    • Knowledge of authentication and permissions management using LDAP/Active Directory, TCP/IP networks and hardware, XML, HTML, Javascript and CSS, PHP and/or ASP/ASP.NET and web service API’s
    • Understanding of object-oriented design, programming and database structures and query construction
    • Knowledge of harvesting protocols and metadata standards for institutional repositories and scholarly publishers
    • Knowledge of copyright issues as related to scholarly communication and electronic publishing
    • Proven ability to identify and manage change to improve service and efficiencies
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently, with minimal supervision, in varied work environments with a diverse group of team members and subject matter experts
    • Supervisory experience with a demonstrated ability to manage both unionized and non-unionized staff, including staff development and training
    • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
    • Excellent organizational, project planning, time management skills, as well as demonstrated accuracy and attention to detail
    • Demonstrated success managing multiple concurrent projects and excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills
    • Experience providing system administration and maintenance for Windows, Mac, Linux and Apache server and/or client operating systems
    • Evidence of scholarly research and/or active participation and contribution to the library profession
    • Demonstrated commitment to the principles of equity and diversity, and proven ability to deal effectively with a diverse population
    • Must be willing and able to work evening and weekend shifts as required


    Hours of Work: Monday to Friday for a total of 35 hours per week.

    Compensation: $65,072.32 to $85, 207.74

Job Posting: Reference Intern, OCAD University, Toronto



This temporary placement is targeted to students, with an undergraduate degree in the humanities, who are in the process of completing graduate level studies in Library and Information Science and/or Art History. The incumbent will assist with provision of reference services, on a part-time and occasional basis, within the Dorothy H. Hoover Library at OCAD University, and under the supervision of the Head of Instructional Services.


• Work scheduled shifts at the Reference Desk, afternoons, evenings and Saturdays
• Provide backup circulation services using Horizon ILS
• Maintain weekly schedule for Scholar’s Portal Ask a Librarian services
• May participate in other areas of Library services, including library instruction, orientations, research workshops, inter-library loans and document delivery, liaison with faculty and collection development/digital curation, under the direction of the Head of Instructional Services.



• Partial completion of an ALA-accredited Masters of Information/Library Sciences or MA in Art History
• Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary art & design
• Related work experience, preferably in a post-secondary academic library
• Experience with Ask a Librarian LivePerson software an asset
• In-depth knowledge of print and electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences
• Technologically proficient with a strong public-service orientation
• Strength in presentation, interpersonal and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to work collegially with faculty, staff and students
• Demonstrable creative aptitude and capabilities in organization and problem solving
• Teaching experience or knowledge of instructional methods, as well as evidence of active contribution to the library profession, considered assets



• Scheduled shifts, 8 – 10 hours per week for up to 30 weeks (including Reading Week) during the 2014/15 academic year


• $18 per hour (includes 4% vacation pay)

Application deadline:

Aug 18 2014

Job Posting: Director of the Copyright Office, University of Alberta


The successful candidate will have a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) or a Juris Doctor (J.D.). Required qualifications include demonstrated experience regarding copyright, intellectual property laws, and fair dealing in the Canadian context as well as highly developed oral, written, and presentation skills. Applicants must also possess a proven ability to work collaboratively with diverse stakeholders and excellent organizational and problem solving skills.

In accordance with the Administrative and Professional Officer (APO) Agreement, this full-time continuing position offers a comprehensive benefits package found at www.hrs.ualberta.ca and annual salary range of $78,136 to $130,232. The position is located in the Cameron Library on the main campus of the University of Alberta (T6G 2J8).
When applying please include your curriculum vitae and the names of three references. Review of applications will begin August 1, 2014, however, the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
Apply Online at http://www.careers.ualberta.ca/Competition/A101724061/

Reporting directly to the Vice-Provost (Learning Services) and Chief Librarian, the successful candidate participates in the strategic development of Learning Services which includes the Libraries, Museums and Collections, Bookstore, University Press, and Technology Training Centre, as well as the Copyright Office. The Director of the Copyright Office establishes mechanisms to assist the university community in complying with copyright laws and best practices in their research and publishing, their teaching and use of resources and services.
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Managing the operations of the Copyright Office, including the receipt of requests and evaluation of compliance requirements
Participating in the strategic development of Learning Services and advising the Vice-Provost and Chief Librarian on compliance and risk
Ensuring the development of internal policies, guidelines and standards for copyright compliance
Supporting ongoing training in the appropriate use of copyrighted resources in an institutional setting
Advising on copyright issues related to scholarly communication, authors rights and publishing agreements, open access and use of a wide variety of materials, including digital formats.

Job Posting: Rare Books Processing Assistant, University of Toronto

The Rare Books Processing Assistant works with the Theology and Rare Books Librarian in making items from the rare books collections accessible by students, faculty and other patrons.

• Cataloguing and processing
– Adds collection codes and genre terms to rare book catalogue records
– Prepares call number slips and labels for pamphlet folders

• Digitization
– Creates digital images, and posts these to Flickr albums
– Creates PDFs, and posts these to LibGuides

• Exhibits
– Assists with the creation of exhibits based on library collections
– Maintains records about exhibit supplies and minutes of meetings of the Exhibits Committee

• Other
– Maintains some statistical and other administrative records
– Provides work direction to student assistants


• Bachelor’s degree in a humanities discipline
• At least one year’s experience in an academic library
• Bibliographic knowledge of at least one of the following languages: Latin, French, German, Italian
• Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, Microsoft Word, Excel, and Publisher
• Some supervisory experience
• Demonstrated ability to perform detailed work
• Demonstrated ability to establish priorities and to complete work assignments independently
• Ability to communicate effectively in English in person and in writing
• Ability to use library materials in a variety of languages
• Ability to lift boxes up to 20 kg
• Ability to push book trucks, shelve books, and move material


$16.50 per hour (plus 4% vacation pay with each pay as outlined in the Employment Standards Act)
24 hours per week, September 2, 2014 to April 30, 2015

Survey: Canadian LIS students, grads, and hiring staff on transition to academic librarianship

Please check out the following survey and see if you qualify! The research is on MLIS students, recent graduates, and hiring librarians and managers at Canadian academic institutions. (This is reposted from a listserv.)

Dear LIS colleagues,


This email is to invite you to participate in a research study exploring the transition between LIS education and employment in academic libraries.


Our study seeks to examine how students are prepared for and what challenges exist when transitioning from LIS to a career in academic librarianship. Our findings will help contribute to Canadian LIS literature and provide recommendations to LIS programs and employers to help support the successful transition from school to employment.


The survey will remain open until July 28, 2014. Please distribute this email widely.


Eligible participants include:

·         Current students enrolled in a Master of Library and Information Studies, or directly equivalent, program at a Canadian university. Students can be pursuing part-time or full-time studies. Participants in this category must have completed approximately 50 percent of their program and have an intention or interest in pursuing a career in academic librarianship.

·         Recent graduates who have completed a Master of Library and Information Studies, or directly equivalent, program at a Canadian university within the last year (graduated no earlier than April 2013) and are actively seeking employment at a Canadian academic library.

·         New professionals who have completed a Master of Library and Information Studies, or directly equivalent, program at a Canadian university within the last three years (graduated no earlier than April 2011). Participants in this category are recent graduates who are currently employed full- or part-time, either on a permanent or contract basis, at a Canadian academic library.

·         Hiring managers or librarians who participate in hiring committees at any Canadian academic library, in any discipline, on either a contract or permanent basis. Librarians involved in other elements of the hiring process and supervisors of new professionals are also encouraged to participate.


If you have any questions, please, contact either Laura Thorne by phone at (250) 807-9107 or by email at laura.thorne@ubc.ca or Catherine McGoveran by phone at (613) 562-5800 ext. 2725 or by email at catherine.mcgoveran@uottawa.ca.


Survey data is being collected via Verint, a survey tool provided by UBC IT. Verint is a Canadian-hosted survey solution complying with the BC Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. All data is stored and backed up in Canada.


This study is being conducted in English; however, should a participant require assistance to participate, the researchers will endeavour to provide this assistance wherever possible.


When completed, the researchers will seek to publish the results of the study. If you would like a copy of the research findings, please send a request to either Laura Thorne by phone at (250) 807-9107 or by email at laura.thorne@ubc.caor Catherine McGoveran by phone at (613) 562-5800 ext. 2725 or by email at catherine.mcgoveran@uottawa.ca.


To participate in our study, please follow the link: http://www.surveyfeedback.ca/surveys/wsb.dll/s/1g336c


Thank you for your support,

Laura Thorne & Catherine McGoveran


Laura Thorne

Learning Services Librarian, UBC Okanagan Campus Library

The University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus

(250) 807-9127



Catherine McGoveran

Bibliothécaire spécialisée en information gouvernementale / Government Information Librarian

Centre d’information GSG Information Centre ; Bibliothèque Morisset Library

Université d’Ottawa / University of Ottawa

(613) 562-5800 ext./poste 2725



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