University at Buffalo Libraries
The University at Buffalo Libraries seek a Project Archivist for a Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Cataloging Hidden Special Collections and Archives grant: Processing the Editorial and Business Records of Eleven Little Literary Magazine Archives in the Poetry Collection. This is a 21-month grant-funded position. Employment is with The Research Foundation for The State University of New York.
Within the UB Libraries’ Special Collections, the Poetry Collection is contemporary poetry’s library of record, comprehensive in its holdings of first editions of poetry published in English in the 20th and 21st centuries. The collection includes little literary magazines, anthologies, broadsides, criticism, reference books, ephemera, and more than 100 manuscript collections, including the world’s largest archive of James Joyce manuscripts and the archives of Robert Graves, Theodore Enslin, Robert Duncan, John Logan, Helen Adam, Robert Kelly, John Montague, Michael Palmer, William Carlos Williams, Basil Bunting, Dylan Thomas, and Wyndham Lewis. The collection also serves as a regional repository for literary presses, literary magazines, literary arts organizations, and archives of the progressive art galleries of Western New York. Additionally, there are substantial holdings of photographs, artwork, audio and visual materials, mail art, and visual and concrete poetry.
Under the supervision of the Poetry Collection’s Processing Archivist and the Associate Curator, the Project Archivist will catalog and make accessible through online EAD finding aids the unprocessed editorial and business records (273 linear feet) contained in the archives of eleven diverse poetry magazines. These archives represent different socio-aesthetic communities of national significance from feminist to academic avant-garde to verbo-visual poetry, and are composed of literary letters, manuscripts, notebooks, business and production records, and publishing ephemera.
The Project Archivist will arrange and describe the manuscript collections according to standard archival practices for DACS, including surveying the collections in order to establish a proposed arrangement; identify media and determine preservation measures; physically reorganize the collection in accordance with the arrangement plan; supervise students; create finding aids and MARC records.
MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution;
At least one year of experience processing archival collections, preferably in a special collections repository, academic library, or museum;
Experience writing DACS-compliant finding aids;
Experience with EAD, including its authoring tools (such as XMetal, Oxygen, or Archivists’ Toolkit);
Experience with archival preservation;
Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical, project management, and organizational skills;
Ability to work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, in a collegial environment.
Must be able to bend, lift, and carry materials up to 40 lbs. and climb ladders and step stools to remove and replace boxes on shelves.
Experience with cataloging and preserving photographs and artwork.
Salary & Benefits:
Salary: $47,000 per year.
How to Apply:
To Apply: Visit https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu and search for posting number 1400091.
All applicants must apply via the UBJobs website listed above. Please include contact information (names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses) for three professional references at the end of your cover letter. Applications will be accepted through 03/04/2014.
The Research Foundation for The State University of New York, an EEO/IRCA/ADA employer, offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance, and long-term disability insurance. The University at Buffalo offers a variety of performing arts, distinguished speakers, world class libraries, and competitive sporting events.
Charles B. Sears Law Library
University at Buffalo
The University at Buffalo Libraries seek applicants for the position of Student Services Librarian in the Charles B. Sears Law Library. This is a faculty appointment with rank leading to tenure in an academic research-oriented environment. The Charles B. Sears Law Library has a collection of close to 600,000 volumes and volume equivalents and serves the research needs of the University at Buffalo Law School, the University community, surrounding colleges, the local bar and bench, and the general public. The Law School, with approximately 700 JD and LLM students and 50 full-time faculty members, has a strong tradition of interdisciplinary scholarship.
The Student Services Librarian must be available to work evening and weekend reference shifts on a rotating basis. This position reports to the Director of the Law Library.
The Student Services Librarian develops and coordinates programs and services to enrich the law student experience, promotes library services through student events and social media, oversees the Law Library’s Passport Acceptance Facility, and serves as the library liaison to the Buffalo Law Review, the Moot Court Board and other student organizations at the law school. In addition, the Student Services Librarian assesses students’ research needs and satisfaction with library services annually through surveys and focus groups.
The incumbent provides reference assistance, collaborates with the Head of Collection Management and the Head of the Koren A/V Center to manage the library’s study aids collections, and coordinates the upkeep of existing and the development of new LibGuides. The Student Services Librarian may participate in providing legal research instruction in the Legal Analysis Writing and Research Program and other law school courses.
The incumbent will assist law students with curriculum related projects that involve multimedia productions including video and audio production work. Duties will include teaching the fundamentals of digital video and audio production and editing; presentation of productions; and integration of productions within other media such as the embedding of a video in PowerPoint presentations. If necessary, on-the-job training will be provided for media services responsibilities.
· A J.D. from an accredited ABA Law School and a Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution
· Minimum of 1 year of full-time professional employment in an academic law library
· Sound knowledge of legal systems, legal bibliography, and strong legal research skills
· Demonstrated experience using mobile devices, social networking, and other forms of technology to deliver information services
· Advanced computer skills and the ability to learn new technologies quickly
· Strong and effective interpersonal, oral and written communication, analytical, and organizational skills
· Demonstrated capacity to work effectively and collegially with faculty, students, and staff
· Strong service orientation with the ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele
· Creative capacity to foster and manage change
· Demonstrated ability to meet the University at Buffalo’s promotion and tenure standards in librarianship, research, service, and outreach
Salary & Benefits:
$58,000 minimum, commensurate with qualifications and experience
How to Apply:
All applicants must apply using the UBJobs website https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu/
Search for posting number 1400072.
· Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience in their cover letter with specific reference to the minimum qualifications of the position.
· Include contact information for three professional references (names, addresses, phone numbers, email addresses) at the end of your cover letter.
· Provide a brief paragraph describing your interest in legal scholarly research and law library professional service. Attach this to your application as “Other Document 1.”
· Candidates invited to interview for the position will be expected to give a short presentation to faculty and staff from the University Libraries and the Law School.
Review of applicants is currently underway. We anticipate that the position will be filled on or before June 1, 2014.
Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System
The Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System seeks a full time Business Office Manager. The position is responsible for the primary bookkeeping and accounting operations of the Chautauqua-Cattaraugus Library System, and provides clerical support to the Director.
-Responsible for bank deposits and coordination of reconciliation
-Pays and records System bills and claim forms
-Communicates with and submits payroll information to payroll company
-Maintains financial records of the System in an accounting software
-Annually provides records to external auditor as requested
-Invoices member libraries for materials and services provided
-Produces monthly financial statements and balance sheets for Board Meetings
-Compiles and submits quarterly statistics from member libraries to two counties along with payment requests
-Annually compiles financial statistics for State Annual Report
-Responsible for Human Resources activities and Benefits administration
- Works with payroll company to submit required tax forms to NY State and IRS
-Coordinates Annual Meeting planning, including reservations and invitations
-Orders supplies as needed
-Updates and distributes System Directory every year
- Produces reports as requested by the Director
-Travel, as required
-Other duties and responsibilities, as assigned
Qualifications & Skills Required
-Knowledge of basic bookkeeping and accounting principles
-Strong mathematical skills
-Attention to detail while meeting strict deadlines
-Ability to prioritize
-Ability to understand and carry out detailed verbal and written instructions
-Strong computers skills, including use of common word processing, spreadsheet and accounting software
-Problem solving skills in a variable and dynamic setting
-Ability to work with others as part of a team
-Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field
-Four years’ experience in an office setting
-Human Resources experience
-Experience with Quickbooks accounting software
$30k+, commensurate with experience. An excellent benefits package including NYS Retirement, vacation and health benefits are included.
The Chautauqua Cattaraugus Library System is located at 106 W. 5th St., Jamestown, NY 14701.
Please email your cover letter, resume and at least 3 professional references in pdf format to email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions regarding this opening can be directed to Eli Guinnee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 716-484-7135 x228.