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Virtual: Researcher

10.29.17 –  Virtual Researcher
LibSource, LAC Group, USA
LibSource, an LAC Group company, seeks an experiencedVirtual Researcher for a large chemical/oil company specializing in patents, business/competitive intelligence, oil and gas, chemical, biology, etc.  This is an ongoing position, working 120 hours per month, and can work virtually from any US location.
RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Independently conducts retrospective literature and patent searches on technical and business topics for the research and development staff.
  • Produces and distributes regular alerting bulletins covering technical subjects of recurring interest to the company – especially in the areas of hydrocarbon processing, petrochemicals and biofuels.
  • Monitors new developments and commercial activities of competitor companies in key emerging technologies.
  • Provides analysis of above search/monitoring results to create periodic reports, including graphical representations and summary conclusions.
  • Interacts with senior staff in Group Technology and other business units to help assess information needs and suggest projects or services where LIS Technology Intelligence can best meet those needs.
  • Presents research results and graphical analysis to staff, e.g., via Skype.
  • Works with other team members to implement and sustain information services, including those linked to the LIS website and delivered via SharePoint.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Two years of experience in technical information research and/or analysis. Experience/knowledge of the petroleum industry is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in chemistry or closely related science.
  • Experience with databases/search services including:  STN Express, Chemical Abstracts, Derwent World Patents Index, Compendex, EnCompLit, EnCompPat, Dow-Jones Factiva, Elsevier Scopus and MineSoft PatBase.

To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/rf2eXc
Referrals welcome!
Katy Davis
Recruiting Assistant
LibGig – LAC Group
(323)302-9432
 

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Virtual: Research Fellow

10.29.17 –  Research Fellow
Project Information Literacy, USA
Fellowship opportunity: 2018 Research Fellow @ Project Information Literacy, News Consumption Study
Project Information Literacy (PIL) has an opening for a part-time “PIL Research Fellow” in 2018. The Fellow will join the PIL Research Team on January 11, 2018 and will work on average 12 hours a week through May 11, 2018. The Fellow will be paid a $1,000 stipend at the conclusion of the fellowship in May 2018. The deadline for applying for the PIL Research Fellow is Thursday, November 16, 2017 by noon PST.
The PIL 2018 Fellow will work virtually on our latest national research study that investigates how young adults consume news and gather information. The mixed methods study, which is being conducted in partnership with faculty at Northeastern University and Wellesley College, will focus on two of the most pressing issues of what has been called our “post-truth” era: currency and authority.
The PIL report will look to break new ground as an empirical and quantitative study of many issues – such as “fake news” and misinformation – to help better ground public discourse and potential policy solutions. It will also formulate a set of recommendations for professionals directly implicated in addressing relevant problems, offering insights to three groups in particular working with young adults on the front lines: librarians, journalists, and educators.
The PIL Fellow will learn and develop a mastery of qualitative and quantitative research methods, including survey data analysis, computational analysis of social media datasets, interviewing, data coding, content analysis, and reliability testing. In addition to learning and practicing rigorous research methods, the Fellow will learn the day-today process of what’s involved in conducting a national research study, especially what it takes to collaborate closely with a group of 6-7 other team members that are geographically dispersed. They will also practice methods for collecting data from students at different institutions and analyzing emergent research trends.
If you would like to apply for the “PIL Research Fellow” opening, please send a CV to alison@projectinfolit.org. Also, please tell us a little about yourself in a few paragraphs, i.e., what excites you about the library learning space research study, how you may qualify, and what you hope to learn from PIL through our 2018 fellows program.
Our PIL research study on news consumption is supported with funding from the Knight Foundation, and the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), a division of the American Library Association (ALA). Additional support comes from Northeastern University Libraries and the College of Arts, Media and Design Division. The study, set to conclude in fall 2018, will be one of the largest of its kind, with surveys and interviews on college campuses and other educational settings across the country.
Project Information Literacy (PIL) is a nonprofit research institute that conducts scholarly studies about students and how they find, evaluate, and select information for use in their courses and for solving information problems in everyday life. We have collected data from over 13,000 “early adults” enrolled in more than 118 U.S. public and private colleges and universities, community colleges, and high schools. PIL has produced nine major research reports, detailing aspects of information use by students, and more recently graduates.
Requirements
For this study, we are specifically looking for applicants for the “PIL Research Fellow” that has the following qualities:
Ability to work virtually for 12 hours a week, on average, from January 11, 2018 through May 11, 2018 (including permission from a dean, director, or supervisor that you are available to spend time working on our study as part of your job)
First-hand experience and knowledge with helping students find news and information for course-research assignments
Strong interest in conducting research about information literacy and today’s students
Holds a MLS or related masters degree
Has previous training and experience in research methods and familiarity with research terminology
Experience with conducting computational analysis of large data sets (a plus)
Has current CITI certification (optional)
Is highly collaborative, collegial, professional, and has a sense of humor (not optional)

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Job: Internet Researcher

10.1.17 –  Internet Researcher
LMI, Inc., Seattle, WA, USA
10.14.17 –  THIS POSITION HAS BEEN FILLED
Sarah P’s comments: I was asked to post this position which is remote and for USA citizens only. I do not know anything about this company however my initial research reveals they are both legit and intriguing:
Puget Sound Business Journal article
Top 20 Seattle Private Investigators
 
Unique opportunity for solid part time employment as a researcher and the potential for long term advancement at LMI, Inc., a premier investigative agency in Seattle, WA.. The position involves in-depth internet research and the hours will vary depending on company case load. Good secondary job that offers professional training, flexible hours, & ability to work remotely at home from anywhere (US citizens only). Initial 90 day training period at $15 an hour and then $18 an hour after training is completed with annual merit raises. Submit resume to Julie@Lmipi.com.

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Job: Foreign Language Researcher

7.28.17 –  Foreign Language Research – Swedish
LAC Group, UK (remote/virtual work)
LAC Group UK is seeking a Foreign Language Researcher – Swedish – (Virtual) for a short-term engagement that can be undertaken remotely, from home. Assignments vary in length but, if the first is successful, it will lead to further opportunities. The selected individual, in addition to having Swedish as a native language, must be fluent in English and be able to present good written English.

The focus is a review of current legislation and the recording of specific elements thereof. Candidates should be good communicators and be able to demonstrate previous research experience. Previous legal training or experience is not necessary but some familiarity with legal terminology would be desirable. Full project descriptions will be provided, supervisors appointed and on-line training will be provided.
Pay rates for this work are currently limited to US$18 (or equivalent) per hour. When responding please supply a CV/Resumé and a covering note/letter, setting out your suitability for the role and your availability. Candidates who do not provide a covering note, will not be considered. Preference will be given to candidates who do not currently have full-time work commitments and could devote at least 20 hours per week to this project.​
 
To apply, please visit: https://goo.gl/NB3JJL

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Jobs: 2 Liaison Librarians

4.3.17 –  Liaison Librarian: Undergraduate & First Year Experience
Liaison Librarian: College of Management & Technology
Walden University, USA (remote/online positions)
Sarah P’s comments: Walden listed 3 positions in 2015 and one previously in 2017. Walden is an established online university with “more than 47,800 students from all 50 states and more than 150 countries pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees”. However, the reviews on Glassdoor are mixed. Read them carefully to see if you could be a good fit with this organization.

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Job: Executive Director

5.16.17 –  Executive Director (remote/part-time)
Open Preservation Foundation, UK

Hours:​ Part­ time (24 hours/week)
Contract type:​ Fixed term for 12 months, renewable upon mutual agreement
Salary: £45,000+ a year pro rata , depending on skills and experience
Reports to:​ Board of Directors
Location:​ Negotiable (with significant travel within EU and beyond)
 
The Open Preservation Foundation is looking for an experienced, motivated and visionary leader to fill the position of Executive Director.
 
The Foundation is an international not for profit membership organisation providing open source digital preservation technology and knowledge to memory institutions around the world.
 
The Executive Director is expected:
  • To lead, manage, and develop the Foundation and build an international community of  practitioners working in the field of digital preservation.
  • To grow the membership of the Foundation and ensure that member organisations benefit from their association with the organisation.
  • To create strategies and seek funding to sustain and develop the Foundation’s open source digital preservation solutions and services.
  • To provide leadership and management of OPF staff (currently 2.0FTE) and budgets  (c. £350k/annum) and to run the organisation responsibly and with accountability.
Full job description
To apply
Please email your letter of application and CV to Becky McGuinness (becky@openpreservation.org).
 
Closing date
12:00 noon BST on Wednesday 7 June 2017.
 
We will invite successful candidates to first interviews by video conference. The Board may decide to hold a subsequent face-to-face interview with top candidates (location to be confirmed).
 
If you have any enquiries about the post, please contact me.
 
Becky McGuinness | Community Manager

@openpreserve | Skype: becky.mcguinness1
Open Preservation Foundation

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Virtual: Adjunct Instructor, Library Media

4.13.17 –  Adjunct Instructor, Library Media (part-time)
Southern Utah University, Cedar City, Utah
Sarah P’s comments:  Another virtual posting from someone new.  There are a few reviews but nothing which specifically addresses how they are to work for in the online environment.
Glassdoor Reviews
Indeed Reviews
 

Southern Utah University, Utah’s designated public liberal arts and sciences university, is a comprehensive, regional graduate and undergraduate degree-granting university. Located in Cedar City, Utah, it is an accredited, state-supported institution with an enrollment of over 9,000 students. Home to the Utah Shakespeare Festival and surrounded by national parks, monuments, forests and wilderness areas that draw millions of visitors annually from around the world, it is only 40 minutes from great snow skiing and year-round golfing. It is located 2 ½ hours from Las Vegas and 3 ½ hours from Salt Lake City.
Southern Utah University invites applications for Adjunct Instructor, Library Media. This is a part-time, adjunct position to start 8/16/2017. Salary is the current rate as determined by President’s Council.
Summary:
The Sherratt Library is seeking qualified individuals to teach sections of their LM 1010 Information Literacy course. This course is a basic introduction to information literacy skills and is taught online.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Teaches assigned sections of LM 1010 Information Literacy, delivered online only through a Canvas LMS instance, including making individualized assessments and submitting final grades; interacting with students.
2. Participates in meetings and training regarding LM 1010 courses, teaching methods, learning standards, and outcomes.
3. Works collegially with other instructional faculty and staff.
Required Qualifications:
1. MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or foreign equivalent, or demonstrably successful experience with information literacy-related instruction to undergraduate-age students in a collegiate setting.
2. Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks asynchronously in an academic environment.
3. Flexibility and interpersonal abilities of a nature to work successfully with a wide variety of students and library administration.
4. Ability to work independently and collegially with commitment to quality, engaged service.
5. Demonstrably effective communications skills with students and colleagues.
6. Commitment to effective teaching that supports student learning.
Preferred Qualifications:
1. Experience or commitment to teaching at the college level (online and/or face-to-face).
2. Working knowledge of the library catalogs, databases, search strategies, Boolean searching, keyword selection, and search delimiters.
3. Understanding of college-level information literacy skills and the library research process.
4. Familiarity with online learning best practices. Experience with the Instructure Canvas Learning Management System.
Applicants need to apply online at http://jobs.suu.edu (Job # F1600093) or use the direct link at http://jobs.suu.edu/postings/1222 and click on “Apply for this job”.
Individuals are asked to attach, electronically, the following required documents: a cover letter, resume/CV, unofficial transcripts, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.
This position is open until filled. If you have questions or problems with the application process, contact Human Resources at jobs@suu.edu or 435-865-8572. Southern Utah University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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Contact:
Human Resources
Southern Utah University
Phone:
435-586-7754
Fax:
435-586-7948
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Virtual: Director Library & Learning Services

4.3.17 – Director Library & Learning Services
American Intercontinental University (AIU), USA
Sarah P’s comments: Looks like a new position from a university who has not previously posted remote positions. Reviews:  Glassdoor and GradReports.

Direct, plan and organize centralized library systems and resource activities to support the instructional and learning service needs of students and faculty, while ensuring high quality learning and maintenance of accreditation standards. Maintain and build the online library collection and work with Dirs. of Library Services on ground to ensure student needs are being met. Create and prove support and resources in order to engage students and increase student learning in the community within the ground and Virtual Campuses. Create and promote a collaborative learning environment that actively encourages faculty and students to interact with and utilize available resources. Direct the facilitation of student and faculty webinars, presentations and workshops for various learning resource topics, etc.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide vision and leadership for the development of library resources, learning services and policies.
  • Develop short and long range plans for the library that support the goals of the university and ensure compliance with all accreditation standards.
  • Implements procedures to ensure effective administration of library operations.
  • Develop and implement a program of library orientation and information literacy instruction that supports the instructional program and teaches lifelong learning skills.
  • Direct the efficiency of the learning service area including, student tutors, available hours and tracking of the success labs.
  • Maintain records and statistics on library to meet all regulatory requirements.
  • Identify and implement student and faculty outreach based on results of assessment (readiness) and/or inquiry.
  • Partner with academic leadership to ensure content selected for library supports the variety of programs of study delivered by the institution.
  • Work with Corporate Legal and provide the appropriate training copyright issues and implementation of CEC copyright policies and contracts.
  • Effectively utilizes digital tools to communicate with students, peers and community members.
  • Develop, evaluate and maintain library services and resources to support student and faculty institutional needs.
  • Provide leadership to students and faculty through support and assistance on the utilization of the library facilities.
  • Promote and encourage the ethical use of information by faculty and students
  • Develop core library collection and lists for new programs.
  • Review usage data and evaluate effectiveness of the library resources and services as part of the continuous improvement process.
  • Promote and encourage the ethical use of information by faculty and students.
  • Coordinate the activities of the Learning Resource Center including assessment, scheduling tutors/student workers, managing operational hours and supervising faculty/mentors as indicated.
  • Provide oversight and guidance to the ground campus Librarians and Learning Services staff.
  • Communicate with the ground campus librarian to be certain of changing guidelines, legislation, trends and emerging technology affecting library Resources and services.
  • Attend training and development meetings as assigned.
  • Complete the required Institutional Effectiveness reports.
  • Other duties as assigned or requested.

This is a remote position

Education and Experience:
Required

  • Masters of Library Science (MLS) or Masters of Library & Information Science (MLIS)

Education and Experience:
Preferred

  • Terminal Degree

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities, Competencies

  • Comprehensive understanding of all academic programs and operations
  • The ability to work in a collaborative environment
  • Proficient with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsoft PowerPoint and CampusVue
  • Ability to treat all issues with objectivity, and neutrality, emphasizing student service
  • Strong Listening Skills
  • Project Management / Time Management Skills
  • Conflict Management Skills
  • Ability to apply and adapt policies and procedures to resolve issues
  • Excellent written and oral communications
  • Passion for students and education

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Virtual: Liaison Librarian

4.3.17 –  Liaison Librarian – Social Work & Human Services
Walden University, USA (remote/online position)
Sarah P’s comments: Walden listed 3 positions in 2015 and one in 2017 (still open – click here to view). Walden is an established online university with “more than 47,800 students from all 50 states and more than 150 countries pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees”. However, the reviews on Glassdoor are mixed. Read them carefully to see if you could be a good fit with this organization.

Liaison / Outreach Role & Responsibilities

  • Serve as the Library’s expert on the needs of the faculty and students in designated programs.
  • Collect information and data both anecdotal and statistical to identify points in programs that would benefit from library instruction or intervention.
  • Maintain knowledge of the evolving content of the curriculum, goals, and expected outcomes.
  • Identify first courses or early courses where students need to develop information literacy skills and final or large scale research projects where students need advanced research skills.
  • Identify, establish, and maintain contact (outreach) with the key stakeholders in the academic programs, academic centers, and course development.
  • Identify opportunities for library content to be updated, created, and integrated into courses and programs. (course maintenance and development)
  • Networking and awareness of program structure, benchmarking with appropriate institutions and understanding program expectations.
  • Develop an annual review schedule of programs to identify upgrades, outdated materials and new opportunities to support students and faculty.
  • Review course scope and sequence documents and identify problems and/or needs for instruction development.
  • Provide literature review consultations, and support for doctoral students.
  • Complete faculty and staff research support on request.
  • Develop internal training related to assigned programs and subject areas for staff librarians.

Instruction Role & Responsibilities

  • All Liaison Librarians must be trained and involved in production of instructional pieces including assignment guides, quick answers, library labs, tutorials, videos, etc.
  • Liaisons will work more specifically within their programs to develop and deliver instruction.
  • Liaisons will staff in-person and virtual Residencies and develop instructional and informational materials to improve Residency-based Library experience for students and faculty.

Reference Role & Responsibilities

  • All Liaison Librarians will staff the reference desk.

Requirements:

  • ALA accredited master’s degree.
  • Experience searching the major academic databases.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.

Desired:

  • Subject knowledge related to Social Work or Human Services programs bachelors through doctoral.
  • Expert-level research ability in online databases.
  • Experience teaching information literacy skills including the use of online databases.
  • Experience in an online academic library serving students at a distance.
  • Experience supporting doctoral level information literacy outcomes.

Other information:

  • This position can be done either virtually or from our office in Minneapolis, MN
  • This is a salaried, 40 hour per week, associate librarian position with full benefits.
  • Regular hours are Monday through Friday with occasional nights and weekends.
  • Travel may be required up to four times per year.

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Virtual: Part-Time Reference Librarian

2.10.17 –  Part-Time Reference Librarian
Walden University, USA (remote/online position)
Sarah P’s comments:  Walden listed 3 positions in 2015 but non for the past 1 1/2 years. Walden is an established online university with “more than 47,800 students from all 50 states and more than 150 countries pursuing bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees”.  As such this is an interesting opportunity to work independently while establishing an international aspect to your career.  It is also a chance for non-US librarians to work for a US university.  The cons are that the reviews on Glassdoor are mixed.  Read them carefully to see if you could be a good fit with this organization.
 
Walden University offers advanced degrees online to professionals whose work impacts others. Degree programs include health sciences, counseling, human services, management, psychology, education, public health, nursing, public administration, technology, and engineering. Our challenging programs are designed to help students make a difference in the lives of clients, the health of communities, or the success of an organization.

We are currently seeking a professional to join our team as a Part-time Reference Librarian. The part-time reference librarian will provide high quality reference service at a distance to Walden students, faculty, and staff by email, chat, and phone evenings and weekends.
Requirements:

  • ALA accredited master’s degree in Library and Information Science
  • At least one year of academic library reference experience including email, chat or phone
  • Experience searching and teaching the use of online databases
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

(Click on above title link to apply.)

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