Friday, February 25, 2011

Business Researcher (virtual remote)

Date Posted: 2/23/2011

LAC Group is seeking an experienced Business Researcher who can work virtually (off-site telecommuting) for our client, a large corporation needing support in the form of as-needed, on-demand business research services. Our virtual Business Researcher will perform duties that support our client’s internal information and knowledge group, sales group, and other business units. This temporary position is expected to last through the remainder of 2011.

• Perform secondary research and compile profiles on target companies in order to support Client’s sales efforts

• Perform other complex secondary research in response to requests from Client which may include business or other forms of secondary research

• Perform all research services remotely (off-site)

• Perform services on an as-needed basis — generally part-time work during business hours, with some potential flexibility

• Other research-related duties as needed


• Extensive and previous experience in the areas of competitive intelligence, business research or other forms of secondary research

• Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a remote/virtual situation

• Ability to work part-time on an as-needed basis during the business week

• Ability to provide prompt and comprehensive service to requests from Client

• In-depth knowledge and experience in the use of business databases for research purposes

• Excellent communication skills; follow-through; reliability; professional work habits

• Must be proficient in office technology including communication-based technology such as instant message, email, and so forth

Monday, February 14, 2011

WORKSHOP: Explore Your Career Potential with Deb Hunt and David Grossman, in SF on 2/23

Join SLA for an evening of appetizers, networking and career exploration with Deb Hunt and David Grossman.

Like all professions, librarians and information professionals have been severely impacted by the lingering recession.
Budget cuts in many organizations have eliminated numerous library/information professional jobs. Additionally, many baby
boomers, who are close to retirement, have decided to postpone or shelve their retirement plans in an uncertain economy,
further tightening an already abysmal job market.

The workshop leaders will explore a variety of settings outside the customary confines where library/information professionals
are employed. The workshop leaders will draw upon their own experiences and present case studies of former librarians and
information professionals who have made the leap into an alternative career. The workshop will focus on the types of opportunities
open to librarians/information professionals and offer practical advice on how to prepare for an alternative career or land a
highly desirable job.

Workshop will provide information, strategies and actionable steps for attendees to think outside the box about what they can
offer their current or potential employers and clients.

The workshop leaders will offer practical advice and recommendations on acquiring these new skills and experience.

Participants will assess their current skill sets and determine what else they need to learn in order to gain a competitive edge.

Participants will:

1. learn practical and actionable strategies for acquiring new skills and experience

2. assess their current skill set and determine what else they need to learn in order to gain a competitive edge. They will then
develop an action plan to learn the new skills.

Cost: $25 for SLA members, $35 for non-members, and $25 for students, retired, and unemployed.

Location: The Pacific Energy Center, 851 Howard Street, San Francisco, CA 94103.

5:30-7:30 p.m.

DEADLINE: Please register online or mail your check be received no later than February 19th, 2011.
Registration closes at 35 participants. Check at the link for more information.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Assistant Professor/Librarian (Electronic Services/Reference)

Job Title: Assistant Professor/Librarian (Electronic Services/Reference)
Req: AC11-0203
Location: Santa Ana College
Department: Library Services
Position Type: Faculty
Posting Close Date: 02/24/2011

Job Description:

* Manage the library's online presence, library website, online databases and digital resources.
* Provide library reference and information assistance to students, faculty, staff and community member.
* Conduct library instruction classes.
* Act as a liaison with faculty on the selection of materials; recommend purchase of library resources that support and
enrich the curriculum.
* Keep abreast of developments in library science, learning resources and information technology fields.
* Actively participate in staff, faculty, committee and professional meetings.
* Active involvement in shared governance.
* Participate in a team environment with a commitment to service excellence.
* Participate in the development of library policies and procedures.
* Perform other library related duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications:
Minimum Qualifications (Applicants must meet one of the following):
Possess from an accredited institution: A master's degree in library science, or library and information science, OR
Possess a valid California Community College credential authorizing service in the discipline, OR
The equivalent (applicants who do not meet the above minimum qualifications must complete the Equivalencies Section in the
application form and provide conclusive evidence of such).

Desirable Qualifications

* Demonstrated leadership and experience with electronic services, web applications and management.
* Knowledge of web development tools and ability to design and manage web site information and create dynamic web pages.
* A working knowledge of and experience with reference services, preferably in an academic setting.
* Experience conducting library instruction.
* Evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic
backgrounds of community college students.
* Ability to work effectively with students, faculty, and staff.
* Willingness to participate in shared governance.
* Strong public service orientation.
* Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.
* Ability to meet deadlines for assigned reports and activities.
* Experience in teaching students from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds and widely varying levels of proficiency preferred.
* A working knowledge of, and experience with, student learning outcomes and assessment.

Please upload the following required materials with your online application:
Resume, Unofficial transcripts (showing that the minimum qualifications are met)

Circulation Assistant - Pepperdine University - Malibu, CA

DUTIES: Oversee opening of the library and daytime library operations;
work cooperatively with other departments in the library to provide excellent customer service;
under the direction of the Head of Access Services, train student workers for checkout/information desk and DVD cleaning and projects;
assist in the ordering, processing and maintenance of the reserves and electronic reserves systems;
process interlibrary loan materials received through ILLIAD system;
show initiative in addressing workflow problems and anticipating changes in patron needs;
oversee public copy machines and network printers, including ordering supplies and calling in for maintenance and repair;
keep accurate and complete Circulation statistics in Google docs; cover information/checkout desk if needed;
perform other duties as assigned.

This position reports to the Head of Access Services.
The position requires a flexible work schedule patterned after the Seaver College academic schedule.

The typical work schedule will include Mondays through Fridays from 7:15AM to 4:15PM and may change during
the summer and holiday months to adjust to the library's operating hours.

SKILLS/QUALIFICATIONS: Two years of college required, Bachelor's degree preferred. Excellent customer service,
communication, and time management skills; must be able to work efficiently without direct supervision.

Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, particularly Word and Excel, internet and email.

Ability to lift and carry at least 20 lbs., use stairs and move library book trucks full of books.

Psychoanalytic Center Librarian, San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis (SFCP)

DEADLINE: Formal review of applications will begin February 1, 2011, and continue until the position is filled. The effective start date for this position is negotiable but could be as early as March 1, 2011. Please forward a cover letter and resume to or to SFCP-COO, 2340 Jackson Street, 4th Floor, San Francisco 94115.

An affiliate member of the American Psychoanalytic Association and the International Psychoanalytic Association, SFCP is dedicated to advancing the vitality and enduring value of psychoanalysis in northern California. This mission is achieved in a variety of ways including:
  • Full training in psychoanalysis for mental health professionals
  • Continuing education for mental health professionals
  • Training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy
  • Programs for the general public in a variety of arts and educational programs
  • Support for psychoanalytic research and selected community consultation for educators
A library with the largest collection of psychoanalytic publications in the western United States
The San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis seeks an energetic and enthusiastic individual with knowledge of psychoanalytic literature or that of a related field to serve as Center Librarian.

This librarian serves an organization of trained analysts, analytic candidates and community members. This librarian will be responsible for cultivating a strong relationship with these membership groups through collection development, instruction in research methods and online resources, and reference work.

Duties also include providing general academic reference service with some evening and weekend responsibilities. Essential tasks include developing instructional materials, designing and implementing an information literacy program, and evaluating and making recommendations for the improvement or replacement of the library’s existing integrated online system.
Job duties include, but are not limited to:
  • Reference assistance and support to members
  • Production of on-line tutorials
  • Preservation and cataloging of archival materials
  • Monograph and serials cataloguing
  • Management of subscriptions and negotiation of prices with vendors
  • Collection development
  • Inter-library loan services
  • Book sales/store management
  • Preparation and fiscal management of library and bookstore budgets
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: An ALA accredited MLS is required and two years’ experience, preferably in an academic library, is preferred. A degree in a field related to the Center’s mission is desirable. The successful candidate will have excellent speaking, writing, and teaching skills and a familiarity with emerging technologies in research and delivery of information. The ability to supervise support staff and the ability to work as a team member on cross-organization collaborative projects is essential, as is participation in professional organizations at the local and national levels.

SALARY: This is a full time position with a starting salary of $55K.

BENEFITS: Benefits include full health, dental and vision insurance and a generous paid time off program.