Monday, May 24, 2010

Part-time Reference Librarian: SUNY Maritime College, Bronx, NY

Stephen B. Luce Library, Maritime College
The State University of New York

Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:

Part-time Reference Librarian needed (Day Time, Monday- Thursday) for the Stephen B. Luce Library, Maritime College.

MLA degree from an ALA-accredited program is required. One or more year's Reference experience preferred. Previous academic library experience a plus. Able to provide instruction in Library's print and Web-based resources and to produce instructional materials as requested.

Required Experience

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree
  • One year reference experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work collaboratively in a team environment


  • Experience in an academic library setting
  • Knowledge of emerging library technologies

Application procedure: Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Position is open until filled.

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian: SUNY Martime College, Bronx, NY

The Stephen B. Luce Library of SUNY Maritime College invites applicants for the position of Cataloging and Metadata Librarian.

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian is responsible for cataloging in all formats and selection, creation and application of appropriate metadata for bibliographic and digital records. This is a tenure track academic position.


  • Manage and process electronic and print cataloging records using the Ex-Libris Library System
  • Ensures quality of bibliographic and digital databases through compliance with national and local standards such as MARC, AACR2, LCSH, LCCS, OCLC, NLM and LC cataloging practices and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards
  • Performs original and complex copy cataloging for all formats. Participates with members of the library staff in the development of standards, policies and procedures to ensure accurate and timely maintenance of catalog and digital records
  • Participates in library digital projects, keeps abreast of developments in electronic publishing, networking and indexing to design methods for including off-site access to electronic documents in library’s OPAC, including images, full text, etc.
  • Provides leadership in the area of metadata management within the library environment through participation in joint projects
  • As part of the library faculty team, participates in library education programs (information literacy, reference and information desk, liaison to academic departments, creating electronic instructional content)
  • As a member of the faculty, serves on various campus-wide committees, SUNY-wide committees and the college governance
  • As a library faculty, makes scholarly contributions to the profession
  • Other tasks as assigned as it relates to abilities and experience

Required Experience

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree
  • Two years cataloging/metadata experience
  • Knowledge of MARC, AACR2, LCSH, LCCS, UMLS, XML, Dublin Core and other cataloging and metadata standards highly desirable
  • Familiarity with bibliographic technology, database design and digital repository requirements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Ability to successfully lead, train and interact with employees and graduate library interns


  • Advanced degree in another academic discipline
  • Experience in an academic library setting
  • Working familiarity with the Ex-Libris integrated library system
  • Knowledge of emerging library technologies

Application procedure: Please submit a cover letter, resume and three references to Position is open until filled.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

"Everything You Wanted To Know About Teaching Information Literacy But Were Too Afraid To Ask" is now full

Message from the NJLA-CUS-ACRL User Education and VALE Shared Information Literacy Committees:

We are delighted to inform you that the program on Monday June 7 at Rider University - "Everything You Wanted To Know About Teaching Information Literacy But Were Too Afraid To Ask" - is now full. No more registrations can be accepted. If your registration arrived at NJLA by Friday May 14 then you most likely have a place. You will receive confirmation of your place and your workshop sessions, along with directions and maps, by the end of this week.

We have asked NJLA whether a wait list can be established. If so, the applications received up to this morning will be included on the wait list. We will also notify you if you are on the wait list, from which you will have the option to withdraw.

Thank you all for your interest in this event.


Jacqui DaCosta and Ma Lei Hsieh

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

2010/11 IMLS Preservation Administration Fellowship: Yale University Library

Preservation Department

Yale University Library
New Haven, CT
Fixed Duration: 9 months from date of hire; non-renewable
Expected start: November 1, 2010

The University and the Library
One of the world's leading research libraries, Yale University Library is a full partner in teaching, research, and learning at Yale and is visited by scholars from around the world. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including approximately thirteen million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in twenty-two buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the new Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of nearly six hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. To learn more about Yale University Library and its collections and services, visit

The Preservation Department
The Yale University Library Preservation Department, started in 1971, is one of the oldest in the country. Responsible for the long-term care of the rich and unique record of human thought and creativity contained in the Yale University Library collections, it has strong administrative support and has played a major role in the development of the preservation field. The Department consists of units covering special and general collections conservation and reformatting collections, with system wide responsibilities for: the treatment of rare and special collections materials and circulating materials; mass deacidification; and staff and user education and consultation on wide variety of preservation concerns. For more information, visit

Position Description

The Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program has awarded funds to The New York Public Library and Yale University Library for a series of eight (8) nine-month preservation administration fellowships over the next three years. The Yale University Library’s Preservation Department will be hosting three of these fellowships, one per year. The purpose of the IMLS Preservation Administration Fellowship is to develop twenty-first century preservation administrators by giving qualified candidates the opportunity to apply administrative skills in preservation in the context of a large research library with a comprehensive preservation program. These skills will be directed toward specific preservation administration projects, preventive / treatment / reformatting / outreach projects, and broader administrative activities.

Under the direction of the Director of Preservation Department / Chief Preservation Officer, the IMLS Preservation Administration Fellow will spend time learning the operations of and working in each Preservation Department unit. The selected candidate will have a special project to complete, which may be a collection condition survey; assessing current preservation procedures and needs; assisting in preparation of a grant proposal; or other appropriate projects, based on the Fellow’s experience and interests. The Fellow will have the opportunity to participate in planning sessions, policy discussions, and other library-wide preservation-related activities. Will require travel to: NYPL, University of Connecticut at Storrs (field work), and select programs/meetings outside of the northeastern United States. May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts. May be assigned to work at the West Campus of Yale University located in West Haven, CT.

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program for library and information science and advanced certificate in preservation administration and/or equivalent demonstrated knowledge of preservation administration theory and practice, including current preservation, conservation, and reformatting practices and techniques for library and archival materials through prior relevant experience. Knowledge of the history of books, papermaking, and the problems and causes of book and paper deterioration. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated computer and technology skills in a variety of workstation, web and online bibliographic applications. Ability to work in a complex and changing environment with diverse staff and users.

The IMLS Preservation Administration Fellowship is a competitive fellowship. Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information of three professional references should be sent to Amy Burlingame, Human Resources Supervisor & Staffing Representative, at, no later than July 12, 2010. There is no application form. Please be sure to include “IMLS Preservation Fellowship” in the e-mail subject and cover letter. Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a background check. The IMLS Fellowship is a nine (9) month fellowship at Yale, and will receive an award of $39,390 prorated over the fellowship term. Health insurance will be provided.

Background Check Requirements

All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment screening. All offers are contingent on successful completion of a background check.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

NYLINK to phase out

May 17, 2010-Albany – Nylink, a non-profit membership organization, will phase out its operations over the next 12 months. Steep declines in Nylink’s revenue as a result of fundamental changes in its business environment have seriously degraded Nylink’s ability to remain fully self-supporting. Part of the State University of New York System, Nylink has operated as a self-funded entity serving libraries throughout New York.

“Unfortunately, the revenue just isn’t there any longer, and we have no choice but to wind down operations,” said W. David Penniman, Executive Director of Nylink. “We are working with our staff, vendors and members to ensure a smooth transition over the next 12 months.”

Penniman emphasized that Nylink staff will continue to serve members through the coming year while being provided outplacement support during that period as well.

Over the next year, Nylink staff will be working closely with SUNY officials as well as Nylink members to assure a smooth transition of its key services to other organizations that can support members’ needs. Members will be provided options to choose from for alternative sources of services and Nylink leadership is entering into discussions with key organizations to fill the void created by its closure.

Nylink’s commitment to the broader community of libraries within New York dates back to 1973 when it was founded as the SUNY/OCLC Network ( to provide emerging automation services in cataloging and resource sharing. Over the years, Nylink has grown to provide a variety of services to over 500 libraries, library systems and groups, museums, and cultural heritage organizations.

Included in Nylink’s membership are most of the 64 campuses of SUNY, all CUNY libraries, and the New York State Library, as well as private institutions of higher education, including all of New York’s major research libraries and medical and law school libraries, public libraries including the New York Public Library, and other organizations needing training and services. Services include a statewide delivery service for libraries (LAND) and a recently introduced low-cost electronic resource management system (True Serials) which is marketed nationwide.

For more information contact W. David Penniman, Executive Director, Nylink at or call 518-443-5444 or go to Nylink’s website at


Kathleen Gundrum
Associate Executive Director
SUNY, State University Plaza
Albany, NY 12246

Monday, May 17, 2010

Part-Time Reference Librarian (Evening): Iona College, New Rochelle, NY

Iona College Libraries is seeking a part-time Reference Librarian to cover the Reference Desk in our main New Rochelle library (Ryan Library) Monday evenings, 6 pm-9:30 pm. The position is available July, 2010. Orientation sessions will be provided.


Education: Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program
Experience: Reference experience or coursework required. New graduates are welcome to apply.
Familiarity and experience using and searching online catalogs, electronic databases (e.g. ProQuest and Ebsco databases), and the Internet.
Good public service skills
Flexibility: Members of the Evening/Weekend Reference Librarian team may be asked to trade coverage day(s)/time(s) with each other as needed.


1. Has primary responsibility for evening and/or weekend reference desk coverage.
2. Provides individual library research assistance to patrons.
3. Teaches library patrons to effectively search electronic information resources including online catalogs, databases, and the Internet.
4. May teach formal classes in library instruction.
5. May share in the operation of other units.
6. May perform other job duties and responsibilities as requested by supervisor, manager and/or department head. The schedule is subject to change due to staffing needs and the academic calendar.

SALARY: $18.25/hr.

Send letter of application, current resume and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of two references (one of whom should be current or recent supervisor) to Adrienne Franco.

By Mail: Address in signature block below
By Fax: (914) 633-2136 (Attn: Adrienne Franco)
By E-mail with file attachments:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Iona College is a private, independent college in the tradition of the Congregation of Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


Adrienne Franco
Reference & Instructional Services Librarian
Iona College Libraries
715 North Avenue
New Rochelle, NY 10801-189

VALE Assessment Fair: Rutgers Busch Campus Center, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ

Learn About Successful Assessment Efforts at NJ Academic Libraries!

MAY 25, 2010

Rutgers Busch Campus Center, Piscataway

9:30 am to 12:30 pm

No registration required; lots of free parking!

Lots of free parking without the need for a permit in Lots 51 or 67.

An interactive map showing the locations of the parking lots and a link to driving directions is available here:

  • Are you preparing for a Middle States visit and worrying about library assessment?
  • Are you looking for a good assessment tool but don’t know where to start?
  • Are you seeking a systematic way to uncover your users’ real needs?
  • Are you interested in learning about assessment projects used at other VALE libraries?
  • Are you thinking about developing your own assessment method or tool? Or looking for a commercial product that has value?
  • Do you just want to know “what’s out there”?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, please read on!

The VALE Assessment Committee, in partnership with the VALE Shared Information Committee, is hosting a half-day Assessment Fair designed to inform VALE librarians about a variety of assessment techniques and products as well as to showcase individual library’s assessment successes. The Fair will feature overviews of all kinds of assessment tools and projects on a variety of topics, including:

  • Cataloging
  • Collection analyses
  • Digital library
  • Ethnographic study
  • Focus groups
  • ILL or document delivery
  • Information literacy
  • Information seeking
  • Library information service
  • Physical spaces
  • Reference service
  • ROI investigations
  • Staffing levels
  • Tutorial evaluation
  • User studies
  • Web usability

For further information, please contact:

Jeanne Boyle
University Libraries Administration
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
169 College Avenue
New Brunswick, NJ 08901


The Desk Set Benefit for Books Through Bars, New York, NY

The Desk Set Proudly Presents…

The 6th Dance Dance Library Revolution:

Benefit for Books Through Bars

Saturday, May 22, 2010 at Enid’s

10:00 p.m. - 4:00 a.m.


In Memory of Carlos Alvarez (1980-2009)

New York, NY, May 15, 2010 – It’s that time of year again when librarians are in the mood for breaking out their Spring frocks, and longer days mean later curfews. Ever socially conscious, The Desk Set are back again and raising funds for literacy and incarcerated individuals. Bring a new or gently used dictionary, thesaurus, or Spanish-English dictionary for Books Through Bars, which serves incarcerated individuals across the U.S., and receive a free drink courtesy of Enid's! Get lucky in the Four Eyes Raffle, with all proceeds going to B.T.B. The more money they raise, the more books and programming nonprofit Books Through Bars can provide to incarcerated individuals across the U.S. The night is also a celebration of the life of our friend Carlos Alvarez (1980-2009), who was passionate about prisoners’ rights, the smoothest dancer the world has ever seen, and a spectacular DJ who was scheduled to spin at this event. DJ Fine Wine, Mister Jonathan Toubin, Megan Awesome, Jimmy T. & Jason Andrews on the decks all night! And remember, you don’t have to be a librarian to join the party you just have to dance with one!

Who We Are: The Desk Set is an informal group of librarians, archivists, Library Science students and other individuals who love books and occasionally throw fund-raising parties for non-profit organizations whose missions support literacy and culture. Our parties have benefited such organizations as Books Through Bars, the New Orleans Public Library, and Behind the Book. Read more about us in The New York Times and The New York Sun.

Event Details: This year’s Dance Dance Library Revolution is Saturday, May 22, 2010, at Enid’s from 10:00 p.m. until 4:00 a.m. Enid’s is located at 560 Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, 11222. This is our 5th “Dance Dance Library Revolution” fundraising party at Enid’s – what can we say, it’s one of our favorite bars!

About The Desk Set

The Desk Set is an informal group of librarians, archivists, Library Science students and other individuals who love books. Desk Set events include visits to libraries and collections of interest, book swaps, literary themed parties, and benefits to support literacy. Desk Set events are open to everyone. Check us out at For more information about The Desk Set, please contact Maria Falgoust: 917.456.7535,; or Sarah Murphy: 718.809.9034,

About Books Through Bars

Founded in the late 1980s and formally incorporated as an organization in 2000, Books Through Bars was established to address the paucity of educational resources and programming made available to prisoners hoping to use the time of their imprisonment to effect positive change in their lives. By distributing free educational materials to prisoners, Books Through Bars facilitates prisoner education, thereby promoting successful community re-integration. Because successful community reintegration requires transformation within and outside of prison walls, Books Through Bars utilizes our book distribution service as the foundation on which we build innovative programs designed to engage a broad cross-section of the general public in thinking critically about issues of imprisonment. Please visit:

Friday, May 14, 2010

Two upcoming METRO workshops, New York, NY

There is still time to register for "Planning and Managing Digital Projects" at METRO on Monday, May 17th. Join us as instructor Laurie Gemmill discusses all aspects of digital project process development and plan implementation.

This program will take place from 10:00am to 4:00pm at METRO: 57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003.

Registration fees: $150 members; $100 myMETRO; $200 non-members

To register, please visit

Please contact Laura Forshay at, 212.228.2320 ext. 10 with any questions.


Please join us at METRO for our upcoming workshop, “Design Thinking Boot Camp”, presented by Prof. David Walczyk on Friday, May 21st.

Design thinking is an emerging leadership and management style that asks: what if we put left- (analytical) and right-brain (abstract) thinking together and develop our solutions to customer needs and organizational goals through the tension created by their overlap? Getting value out of this tension requires and entirely new “toolkit” for thinking and doing. Design thinking provides such a “toolkit”. During this three-hour program, participants will be introduced to the core principles and methods of design thinking.

Registration fees: $30 members; $20 myMETRO; $40 non-members

To register, please visit:

This program will take place at METRO: 57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003

Please contact Laura Forshay at, 212.228.2320 ext. 10 with any questions.

Public Services Librarian: Paul Smith's College, Paul Smiths, NY

Reports to: Director of Library Services


The Public Services Librarian is a key member of the team staffing the Joan Weill Adirondack Library, with primary responsibility for leadership in circulation and audio-visual services as well as promoting the progressive development of information competencies and research skills through bibliographic instruction.

Duties & Responsibilities:

1. Supervise all aspects of circulation, including policies, assessment and report writing.
2. Coordinate Bibliographic Instruction including scheduling, teaching and assessment
3. Develop structure and content for some library web pages.
4. Manage Audio-Visual Services and aid students and faculty with use.
5. Use print and electronic resources to assist patrons with reference help.
6. Coordination and assessment of reference.
7. Share evening and weekend hours.
8. Other duties as assigned.


1. MLS degree from an ALA accredited library school; Academic library and/or Post-secondary teaching experience preferred.
2. Experience with Microsoft office suite, web editing software, experience using Sirsi ILS software preferred.
3. Ability to develop structure and content for library web pages.
4. Ability to integrate electronic information into all aspects of reference and library
instruction services and have a strong familiarity with academic resources.
5. Interest in working with patrons in one-on-one and group situations.
6. Strong personal service philosophy and solid interpersonal and communication skills.
7. Desire to share the varied workload of a small college in a team atmosphere.
8. Ability to carry 25 lbs. 200 yards.

To Apply:

Applicants may submit a letter of intent, resume and contact information for three professional references. For optimal consideration please submit application materials on or before May 28, 2010. Electronic submissions are strongly encouraged and should be sent in Word format to:
Mailing address: Director of Human Resources, Paul Smith’s College, PO Box 265, Paul Smiths, NY 12970.
Faxed to: (518) 327-6161.

Paul Smith’s College values diversity in the College community and seeks to assure equal opportunity through its continued Affirmative Action program.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Cataloging and Metadata Technology Specialist: Princeton University Library

Requisition #1000321

The Princeton University Library comprises a large central library and nine specialized libraries that are heavily used by an academic community of 6,400 students, 1,100 faculty members, and many visiting scholars. To support the diverse needs of its users, the Library holds some six million printed volumes, ranging from incunabula to current imprints, and provides access to many other records of human knowledge, such as ancient papyri and cylinder seals, modern literary manuscripts, and recently produced electronic databases and journals. The Library employs more than 300 professional and support personnel, complemented by a large student and hourly workforce. Please consult the Library Web site at for more information.

Available: Immediately

Search Committee: (Princeton access only)

Description and Responsibilities:
Princeton University Library is seeking a creative and innovative person to facilitate and help manage the transformation of library technical services functions through the development and application of task oriented scripting and analogous workflow enhancements. Technical Services at Princeton University Library is divided into three divisions – Cataloging and Metadata Services (CaMS), Order Division, and Circulation Division. The Library acquires material in a wide variety of languages and formats. The Cataloging and Metadata Technology Specialist will work to create, manage and support technological solutions and tools to enhance the productivity of technical services operations throughout the Library, review and analyze workflows, and identify areas where the application of custom scripting would improve efficiency and/or ergonomics. S/he will be responsible for evaluating automated cataloging support tools in current use (e.g., oXygen, Schematron, Macro Express, MARC Edit); for recommending how new off-the-shelf applications, particularly open-source, may be employed and adapted to achieve productivity objectives; planning new resulting workflow configurations; and for providing training and documentation to staff to facilitate their transition to the new mode of operation. In addition to designing tools, workflow analyses, documentation and training programs to assist with general workflow functions, the incumbent will work with a wide range of staff to identify and seek automated solutions to advance specialized cataloging assignments and responsibilities and to address specific ergonomic problems. This will require effective communication with a wide range of staff having varying degrees of knowledge and technical skill. An increasing amount of work in Technical Services involves manipulating and repurposing large amounts of data acquired from disparate sources, in different formats, for different purposes. This includes, but is not limited to, purchased machine-readable cataloging; acquisitions data supplied by vendors as machine-readable records, in spreadsheets or text documents; and special collections legacy relational databases used for localized inventory control and holdings discovery. While the more routine of these tasks have already been incorporated into our workflows, the incumbent will work to find effective, scalable, and sustainable methods for these and other data management needs. In this work, as in many other tasks, the Cataloging and Metadata Technology Specialist will be working jointly with other members of the library staff. S/he must work closely and communicate clearly with the Library’s Integrated Systems Coordinators on all tasks involving large-scale manipulation of catalog data, and with the Metadata Analyst on all tasks involving data for the digital library.
The primary responsibilities of the Cataloging and Metadata Technology Specialist will change to fit evolving needs in Technical Services and will require investigating potential improvements to productivity and operations afforded by emerging technologies, developing new workflows to actualize such opportunities, and undertaking projects to address extra-departmental requests for special services requiring innovative solutions, such as the development of “bulk” cataloging approaches to address the bibliographic organization and description of “hidden collections” with unique content. All of the foregoing will require the application of advanced technical skills to further productivity and service objectives, including, but not limited to, mining data from websites, crosswalking data between formats, creating local validation rules for xml files, modifying existing tools for local use, and providing training and documentation for staff of Technical Services and other Library departments.
Ongoing responsibilities include: creating, enhancing and maintaining macro files; gathering and distributing production statistics reports; running Access reports against the library catalog for technical services operational and management use; customizing, training, and writing documentation for special software used in cataloging (oXygen, MARC Edit, Schematron); maintaining the CaMS documentation website; and loading authority record files.
The Cataloging and Metadata Technology Specialist’s immediate attention will be given to streamlining approval acquisitions by designing tools to more effectively integrate acquisitions and cataloging tasks; reviewing current use of oXygen, the cross-platform XML editor, in cataloging and archival work for the purpose of recommending optimal configurations and providing training on advanced features; automating data acquisitions from statistical data services websites to which the Library subscribes; developing automated tools to manage the quality enhancement of large record files.

• A minimum of 2 years experience working with bibliographic metadata, and knowledge of the MARC format;
• Familiarity with xml including xml editors, xml schema, and Schematron;
• Strong technical skills including experience with Visual Basic, XSLT, CSS and html;
• Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of work and experience;
• Strong written and oral communication skills required, including evidence of ability to compose documentation and deliver effective training;
• Familiarity with collaborative communication methods like wikis, file sharing sites, etc.;
• Familiarity with a macro-writing program such as Macro Express;
• Experience querying databases through Microsoft Access.

• MLS/MLIS degree strongly preferred;
• Knowledge of Unicode and non-roman script encoding standards;
• Knowledge of a high-level programming language like Python/Perl/Ruby.

Compensation and Benefits:
Compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience and accomplishments. Twenty-four (24) vacation days a year, plus eleven (11) paid holidays. Annuity program (TIAA/CREF), group life insurance, health coverage insurance, disability insurance, and other benefits are available.

Rank: This is an Administrative position; grade AIT030, 100% duty time.

Nominations and Applications:
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Nominations and applications (cover letter, resume and the names, titles, addresses and phone numbers of three references) will be accepted only from the Jobs at Princeton website: Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.

Application Deadline Date: May 23, 2010

For information about applying to Princeton, please link to

Friday, May 07, 2010

Cataloging Outlook with 2020 Vision: NYLINK program, Syracuse, NY

Registration closes Monday, May 10 for Cataloging Outlook with 2020 Vision, at Le Moyne College in Syracuse on Wednesday May 19:

Please join us to hear:

· Karen Coyle, discussing the need to re-examine our basic precepts for why we have library catalogs and where we are headed.

· John Myers (Union College) on the latest progress of Resource Description and Access (RDA) and Functional Requirements of Bibliographic Records (FRBR).

· Sandy Card (Binghamton University), informing participants on cooperative cataloging arrangements in place at SUNY libraries.

· Jennifer Bowen (University of Rochester) for an update on the latest developments of the eXtensible Catalog project.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

NCLA Academic and Special Libraries Division 39th Annual Continuing Education Conference International Librarianship: Com

Imagine working as a librarian in a foreign country. Now you can come and here first-hand what it is like. Our esteemed guest speakers will relate their experiences working both here and abroad. We will also have a ship's librarian relate his exciting adventures all across the globe. Come and join us as we explore the possibilities as librarians.

Additional Information and Registration Form

Location: Nassau Community College

Everything You Wanted to Know About Teaching Information Literacy But Were Too Afraid to Ask: NJLA and ACRL NJ Workshop

Monday, June 7, 2010
9:15AM – 3:30PM

Rider University

Fireside Lounge (2nd floor), The Bart Luedeke Center (Student Center)
2083 Lawrenceville Road, Lawrenceville, NJ 08540

Breakout sessions:

Citation Station
Critical Evaluation of Resources
Instructional Design
Marketing Electronic Resources
Research LibGuides
Rubrics for Learning, Review, and Assessment
Web 2.0 for Information Literacy
“What do you mean this isn’t scholarly?” Strategies for Teaching Scholarly vs. Popular Sources

Registration fee (includes Continental breakfast and lunch)

* Member NJLA or ACRL $25.00

* Nonmember $37.50

* Student $12.50

Registration Form and detailed program at:

Deadline for registration: May 20, 2010

Mail with payment (check, credit card or Purchase Order) to:

NJLA, PO Box 1534, Trenton, NJ 08607 or fax to 609-394-8164

Register early for limited space!

The Information Literacy Workshop is sponsored by the NJLA College and University Section / ACRL-NJ User Education Committee is, in collaboration with the VALE Shared Information Literacy Committee

NJLA and VALE present eBooks Collections Symposium

The NJLA College and University Section Technology Committee
in collaboration with the VALE ebooks Collections Task Force present the eBooks Collection Symposium

Friday, May 21, 2010
9:30AM – 3:30PM
Montclair State University ADP Center
Montclair, NJ

Keynote Speaker:
Timothy Cherubini, Director of Content Innovation, Lyrasis

"Where are we going? ebook Collections in Academic Libraries"

Followed by presentations on ebook collections and a vendor panel session with:

  • Denise O'Shea – Fairleigh Dickinson U. Library and NJLA CUS Technology Committee Chair
  • Pamela Theus – William Paterson University Library and VALE Cooperative Collection Management Committee Chair
  • Gracemary Smulewitz and Mary Beth Weber, Rutgers U. Libraries
  • Elizabeth Sosnowska, Electronic Resources Librarian, UMDNJ
  • Luis Rodriguez, Linda Cifelli and Shirley Horbatt, Kean U. Library EBL Pilot
  • Mary Mallery, Montclair State U. on CJRLC/INFOLINK netLibrary Collection
  • Richard Stern and Lisa Rose-Wiles, Seton Hall University ebrary Collection
  • Vendors Panel Session: IGI Global, Springer, Books 24/7, and others

Registration fee (includes Continental breakfast, lunch and parking)

*Member NJLA or ACRLnj/ACRLny $25.00



Please fill out the registration form at:

and mail with payment (check or credit card) or PO to:

NJLA,PO Box 1534, Trenton, NJ 08607 or fax to 609-394-8164

Deadline for registration: May 10, 2010

METRO workshop: “Planning and Managing Digital Projects”, May 17, New York, NY

Join METRO for “Planning and Managing Digital Projects” on Monday, May 17th and leave with a better understanding of digital projects and how to handle them.

This six-hour workshop will cover all aspects of digital project planning, including process development, project planning, and identifying resources. Instructor Laurie Gemmill will also address plan implementation, discussing topics such as quality control, collaboration and evaluation. Whether you are interested in launching or in maintaining a digitization project, this program will equip you with the knowledge and tools necessary to make your project a success.

This program will take place from 10:00am to 4:00pm at METRO: 57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003.

Registration fees: $150 members; $100 myMETRO; $200 non-members

To register, please visit

Please contact Laura Forshay at, 212.228.2320 ext. 10 with any questions.

WALDO Technical Services Committee and ACRL/NY Resource Sharing Program: "The Battle of RDA: Victors or Victims":

The Battle of RDA: Victors or Victims

Presented by Rick Block

Head, Special Collections Metadata and Cataloging at Columbia University

Rick will take a critical look at the development of RDA as a replacement cataloging standard for AACR2, and why many members of the LIS community still have reservations about its’ implementation.

This meeting is co-hosted by the WALDO Technical Services Committee and the ACRL/NY Resource Sharing Discussion Group. Refreshments will be served. It will be held at:

Davis Library, 3rd floor

St. John’s University – Manhattan campus

101 Murray Street

Directions can be found at:
A government-issued ID is required to enter the building.

This meeting is open to members of WALDO libraries and members of ACRL/NY. To become an ACRL/NY member, please click here:
RSVP requested but not required. Please RSVP to Maureen Weicher


Monday, May 03, 2010

METRO Workshop: “Leveraging the Cloud: Cloud Computing and its Impact on Library Services,” New York, NY

Interested in learning about a new way to improve and diversify the services offered by your library? Join METRO from 10:00am to 1:00pm on Friday, May 14th, for “Leveraging the Cloud: Cloud Computing and its Impact on Library Services.”

Princeton Public Library’s Scott Sanicki and Janie Hermann will discuss the basics of cloud computing and identify its uses for both library staff and patrons. Attendees will gain hands-on experience with a few key applications of cloud computing while examining how it can be used practically to improve workflow and provide additional services. Join us as we deconstruct the cloud and leave with better understanding of this valuable tool.

Registration fees: $35 members; $25 myMETRO; $50 non-members

To register, please visit

This program will be held at METRO: 57 East 11th Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10003

Please contact Laura Forshay at, 212.228.2320 ext. 10 with any questions.

Two Library Special Collections Positions: University of Delaware

Qualifications: Both positions under the Head of Special Collections Department require ALA accredited graduate library degree. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to work independently while maintaining a high level of productivity and accuracy. Ability to establish priorities and meet deadlines while maintaining attention to detail. Good interpersonal skills including the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with supervisors and peers and work cooperatively in a team environment, both within the Special Collections Department and within the Library.

#5141 Assistant/Senior Assistant Librarian, Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library. This position serves as the primary public services librarian in Special Collections. Responsibilities include: coordinating public service activities, providing reference service, coordinating reading room supervision and user services, providing user education and orientation for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, and other researchers while maintaining regular communication with the Coordinator, Library Instruction in the Library Reference Department, and supervision of one full-time support staff member and student assistants as needed. This position is responsible for coordination, planning, and installation of library exhibitions, including online exhibitions, and shares responsibility for curating exhibitions. Additional duties relating to manuscripts and other formats and collection development may be assigned as warranted. The successful applicant will also contribute to Special Collections efforts to expand access to its holdings through the Internet and other digital initiatives. The position provides an excellent opportunity for a creative and dynamic applicant to lead the reference, instruction, and outreach programs of the Special Collections Department of the University of Delaware Library.

Additional Qualifications: Required: Experience in Special Collections with a library that has a research-level Special Collections. Knowledge of specialized reference sources for rare books, manuscripts, and archives. Preferred: Two years professional experience in Special Collections with a library that has a research-level Special Collections. Special Collections reference and public service experience in a research environment. Demonstrated ability to teach effectively; experience in curating onsite and online exhibitions; supervisory experience; familiarity with online bibliographic tools, technologies and Website design and creation. Salary: Expect to hire at the Assistant or Senior Assistant Librarian level, depending upon qualifications and experience.

#5140 Assistant Librarian, Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library. This position is responsible for coordinating collection management activities, including preservation for rare books and printed materials within Special Collections, supervision of student assistants, and/or, as warranted, processing manuscripts and other formats and/or collection development. The successful applicant will also participate in Special Collections public service responsibilities, including reference, user education, and exhibition activities. The successful applicant will also contribute to Special Collections efforts to expand access to its holdings through the Internet and other digital initiatives. The position offers an excellent opportunity for an entry level librarian with an interest in special collections librarianship to participate fully in a broad range of activities in an academic library Special Collections Department.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience and/or training with rare books, manuscripts, and archival materials, supervisory experience, familiarity with digital technology as it relates to special collections, and experience with library and archival web applications and standards. Salary: Expect to hire at the entry level Assistant Librarian level.

General Information

Benefits: Vacation of 22 working days. Liberal sick leave. Generous flexible benefits program. TIAA-CREF or Fidelity retirement with 11% of salary contributed by the University. Tuition remission for dependents and course fee waiver for employee. University benefits brochure available at Library rank and promotion information available online at

To Apply: Send or email letter of application, current resume, and the names, addresses and telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references to Paul Anderson, Assistant Director for Library Administrative Services, University of Delaware Library, Newark, DE 19717-5267 To ensure consideration applications should be received by

May 21, 2010. If you wish to be considered for both positions, please submit separate letters of application. Full position descriptions available at

The UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer which encourages applications from Minority Group Members and Women.