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The City of Abilene is seeking a Library Director who will have the exciting opportunity of planning the relocation of the Main Library to a new state-of-art facility. The Director is responsible for overseeing all library operations, including personnel, budget, resources, and department plans and policies.
This individual is responsible for providing leadership and guidance, as well as directing the day-to-day operations of the City’s library system and ensuring the library’s services, programs, and materials meet the needs of the community and its patrons. The next Library Director will be responsible for developing and implementing a vision for Abilene’s Library System and developing long and short-range goals, including facilities and technology expansion, identification and development of funding sources, collections development, and public relations activities.
The Library Director reports to the Deputy City Manager and has seven direct reports: Librarian III (1), Librarian II (5), and an Administrative Assistant. This position meets with and maintains effective relationships with government officials, the Abilene Public Library Board, and the Texas State Library. The Library Director serves on the Abilene Library Consortium Administrative Council and is the City liaison to the Friends of the Library.
The salary range for this position is $115,000 base depending on qualifications, with an excellent benefits package.
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION
The position requires a master’s degree in Library or Information Sciences or a related field from an ALA-accredited college or university, a minimum of five years of progressively responsible library experience in a service institution with comparable demands and responsibilities, and at least two years in management/supervisory role with experience working with the public and a governing body/board.
Preferred qualifications include being familiar with and knowledgeable of emerging trends in library science, familiar with implementing process improvements, and the ability to learn and operate various computer software applications including NEOGOV, Kronos, CivicPlus OCLC, Sirsi/Dynix Workflows, and Lawson.
- Conduct in-depth research for a wide range of practice areas including capital markets, litigation, international arbitration, antitrust and mergers and acquisitions. Familiarity with news aggregators and business intelligence research. The ability to communicate and synthesize research by providing a written summary of findings as required.
- Complex familiarity with a rich array of electronic content resources including Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters Eikon, Mergermarket and CapIQ.
- Participate in the design and delivery of resource of just in time learning videos, training programs for new joiners, associates, paralegals, practice development specialists and Global Library & Information Services colleagues as required.
- Participate in professional associations for personal and professional growth and to promote strong law firm library relationships.
- Additional responsibilities include working group projects, intranet content updates and extended hours based on required deliverables.
- B.A. and MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited institution required
- JD from an ABA accredited institution and second language proficiency preferred
- 3-6 years AMLAW 100 law firm or Content Provider Account Management
- Expert proficiency with online case law research and business databases
- Well-developed interpersonal skills and communication skills
- Presentation skills- electronic content learning
- Executive presence
- Customer service focus
- Critical thinking and problem solving
- Ability to reimagine old models and test new methods
- Adapt to a fast-paced environment by coordinating multiple tasks to completion while maintaining a professional demeanor
The Resource Librarian/Designer responsibilities are twofold: to maintain and update the Materials/Resource Library and to assist designers with materials research and selection on specific projects. Outlined below are the services associated with these responsibilities:Resource Library – General Services:
- Maintain (keep current), organize and update all reference materials and samples in the Resource Library.
- Maintain and update FXFOWLE’s Resource database with current manufacturers contact information, and product information.
- Meet with vendors to review new products.
- Schedule periodic presentations with the staff to introduce new products.
- Periodic reviews with studio leadership to provide guidance and assistance with project typology materials and resource, and inform on industry trends.
- Develop and implement standard document templates and procedures for project production & specification.
Project Related Services:
- Collaborate and contribute to interior projects.
- Provide guidance and assist architects and designers in material selections for specific applications, in developing finish schedules and project books, material presentations.
- Design, research and specification of finishes and furnishings; space planning; production of design/construction drawings.
- Professional Degree Required;
- 5 plus years’ experience
- Able to prioritize and multi-task.
- Must be proactive, detail-oriented and a self-starter.
- Must have excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
- Must be LEED accredited.
- Candidate should be proficient with AutoCAD, REVIT/BIM, Adobe Graphics Suite, and other related design software.
- Candidate should be proficient with material requirements in current sustainability standards (LEED v4, WELL, the Living Building Challenge, etc.) and be able to assist project teams in related materials research and selection.
Please e-mail your cover letter, resume & work samples to recruit@FXCollaborative.com. Please put Resource Librarian/Designer in subject line. No phone calls please.
This position is located in the Preservation Services Unit, National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound, Library Services at the Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia.
This position is located in the Preservation Services Section (PSS), Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound (MBRS) Division, Library Services (LS), Library Collection and Services Group (LCSG) at the Library of Congress (LOC at the Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia. The Public Services Assistant position reports directly to the Operations Manager.
The incumbent handles requests for the duplication and sale of items in the audiovisual collections of the Library of Congress. Typical tasks include working with the reference staff to provide cost estimates to our clients and monitoring the progress of orders for film, television, radio broadcasts, recorded sound and other materials.
With instructions from the Reference Librarians, searches the MBRS databases for appropriate audiovisual collection materials used for the duplication process. Provides information and guidance to users who are inquiring about videotapes, films, or sound recordings, which may be copied. Determines the best procedure for duplication of audiovisual materials and creates costs estimates for our patrons. Electronically enters and coordinates patron orders. Maintains a good working knowledge of computer operations and of designated computer software packages for order creation, database management, and statistical compilations.
Provides advice and counseling to customers regarding a variety of technical specifications and options available for their duplication requests. Helps customers formally outline their situation and state the reasons for their inquiry. Determines a course of action, performs research, and makes written or oral contacts with internal and external experts. Determines duplication costs, providing research information and guidance to patrons who are inquiring about a wide range of analog and
digital format material preserved by the Library’s MBRS Division, and donor and other potential intellectual property restrictions. Provides customer service and outlines options available to clients.
Provides technical advice to customers regarding the variety of file types offered for duplication and explains technical issues related to the transfer of very old collection items in various degrees of deterioration. Is responsible for the online delivery of files to customers when the size of the files does not require a hard drive. Establishes and maintains files and records and follows established procedures for disposition of records and files. Alerts supervisor to problems affecting the timely gathering or dissemination of accurate, pertinent information.
Responds to a variety of diverse and unusual customer inquiries from public and internal clients.
Interprets guidelines, adapts procedures, and determines approaches for resolving a range of procedural payment processing problems, such as suggesting specific changes to payment handling procedures and/or developing control mechanisms for the overall receipt and disbursement process. Verifies that payment has been made via Pay.gov before initiating the duplication process and order fulfillment.
Prior to completing the payment transactions, examines whether the appropriate authority has certified the copyright release documents. Examines whether signatures are authentic.
Prepares monthly statements of accounts and daily collection schedules with supporting documentation. Adjusts discrepancies, reconciles problems in balances, and develops control records to verify the accuracy of overall payment processing funds. Maintains and tracks the MBRS Division’s stock inventory of hard drives that customers purchase when they order digital file duplication.
Foreign & International Law Librarian
The Maloney Law Library at Fordham School of Law, located at Lincoln Center in New York City, seeks creative and service-oriented applicants for a full-time Foreign & International Law Librarian position. This reference librarian will join a dynamic library staff that provides the highest level of service and support to world-class faculty and students.
- Provides extensive general reference assistance to law students, faculty and administrators at the reference desk;
- Serves as library liaison to faculty members and administrators, especially those with foreign or international law research interests;
- Provides in-class bibliographic instruction and creates research guides on topics of international and foreign law;
- Participates in collection development activities as a member of the Acquisitions Committee and specifically identifies and recommends foreign and international materials;
- Contributes to the development, implementation and evaluation of reference and public services policies, procedures and publications;
- Establishes programs and activities to highlight the foreign and international law collection;
- Participates, as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, in introductory and advanced legal research instruction programs; and
- Reports to the Head of Reference who may assign additional functions as necessary.
- M.L.S. or equivalent from an A.L.A. accredited library school;
- J.D. from an A.B.A. accredited law school or equivalent non-U.S. law degree;
- Substantial knowledge of print-based and online legal research systems and resources;
- Demonstrated proficiency in foreign, international and comparative law resources and research techniques;
- Reading/speaking knowledge and comprehension of at least one foreign language;
- Strong service orientation;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment;
- Ability to work evening, weekend and holiday hours;
- Internship or practicum in legal research in academic setting preferred; and
- Demonstrated commitment to forward-looking library practices and technologies preferred.
Entrepreneurship and Social Science Librarian
Minimum Degree Required:
MLS or PhD or equivalent
All applicants MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered for the position.
- Working knowledge of the academic research process
- Experience providing service in a technology rich environment
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- High comfort level in doing outreach
- Excellent problem solving abilities
- Commitment to supporting and working with diverse populations
- Undergraduate degree in business, or other appropriate social science discipline
- Knowledge of emerging technologies in academic libraries
- Experience in instruction program development and good presentation skills