This week four Northeastern co-ops have started working at Snell Library to assist in various departments through the summer and fall semesters. Here is a little bit about each of them: Kelsey Strout, Marketing & Events Co-op “My name is Kelsey Strout and I am a middler in the Art and Design program at Northeastern. I traded a small town in New Jersey for the big and beautiful city of Boston. I have had a passion for art my entire life and feel most comfortable when partaking in creative activities. I am working toward a BA in Art and Design and a minor in Business Administration with the hopes of becoming an event designer after graduating. In my spare time, I enjoy drawing, babysitting, going to the beach and baking.” Will Macowski, Graphic Design Co-op “I’m a fourth year Graphic Design major going for a minor in Sociology. Outside of my studies, I enjoy the fine arts and love to draw and sculpt. I’ve recently ventured into the realm of tattooing and frequently transform my living room into a makeshift tattoo parlor.” William Bratches, University Archives Co-op “My name is William Bratches, and I am a middler majoring in history with two minors in business and political science. Although Boston is now home, I am originally from a small town on the Connecticut shoreline. Besides history, I enjoy music, running, reading, cooking, biking, and recently picked up tailoring!” Mike Helly, DMDS Co-op Co-op student Mike Helly is a graphic design major at Northeastern University. Web design and book layout are the areas of design that he finds most interesting. In his free time Mike enjoys to skateboard, play basketball, and listen to hip hop. Welcome new co-ops and best of luck within each of your positions! We are so happy to have you 🙂
Snell Library’s own Maria Carpenter recently presented at the 2011 Academic Library Advancement and Development Network Annual Conference in Flagstaff, Arizona. Maria, the Director of Advancement, Marketing, and Communications for Northeastern University Libraries, gave a presentation and a workshop on power theory and its use in different political and social organizations. Her sessions focused on examples of how leaders of organizations have successfully used power and how those examples can be applied to those in the library advancement field. Her presentation took place during a lunch session on May 17th where over 100 people were in attendance. The workshop that followed allowed attendees to take part in a more interactive q&a discussion about power and how to use it in the workplace. For more information or for questions about the topic please contact Maria Carpenter at email@example.com.
Where would the Library be without the talent of our co-op students? This spring we welcome four co-ops who will help us with graphic design, events and marketing, digital media support and instruction, and archival processing. Jessie Contour, the new graphic design co-op in the Library Advancement Office, is from San Diego originally (but can’t surf, so she came to Boston instead!). She’s majoring in animation, so she watches a lot of animated movies and draws all the time. Kirsten Forsberg is our Marketing and Events co-op. A middler studying graphic design, she is also thinking about trying a double major with business. Feel free to contact Kirsten at x7339 if you have any questions about upcoming events being hosted at Snell. Elizabeth Ochse is our new co-op in the Digital Media Design Studio, where she will be supporting creation of digital media as well as the digital media instruction program. Grace Rosinski is our new Archives and Special Collections co-op. Grace is pursuing a BA in international affairs and history. During her spare time, Grace is an active member of the Northeastern Debate Team. She also enjoys crossword puzzles, movies, and thrift stores. Welcome to all our co-ops! We look forward to working with you!
Snell Library has recently posted two open positions for hiring. Both are full time positions that all may apply to. Below are descriptions of the positions. 1. Advancement and Marketing Assistant, Northeastern University Libraries Help us to grow! This position assists with advancement and marketing efforts of the University Libraries. Major responsibilities include setting up appointments with donors, making thank you calls, drafting correspondence to donors and alumni, coordinating tasks, communicating with advancement and marketing staff across campus, running database reports, and assisting the department head with priority projects. S/he will also be responsible for payroll and monitoring departmental expenditures and the department budget. In addition s/he will hire, train, and supervise 1-2 coops and 3-6 work study students. Other responsibilities include collaborating with the Programming & Communications committee and managing coop students on marketing and programming projects such as author talks and panel discussions. Qualifications This individual must have excellent written and verbal communication skills, very strong interpersonal abilities, a positive attitude, and be detail oriented. S/he should feel comfortable picking up the phone and calling anyone. S/he should be able to prioritize, manage multiple projects, and to meet project deadlines. S/he must be able to work independently and in teams, possess decision-making abilities and problem-solving skills, and effectively supervise others. S/he should be flexible, adaptable, and creative. Eagerness to grow and learn is a plus. Experience with client relations, sales, or advancement experience is preferred. Two+ years computer experience working with databases, word processing programs, and generating reports is necessary. Experience with SalesForce is a plus. Budget experience is preferred. Bachelor’s degree is required. Flexibility in work schedule is required (some evening and weekends). If you have questions about this position at Northeastern, please contact: Maria Taesil Hudson Carpenter Director of Advancement, Marketing & Communications Northeastern University Libraries 617.373.2821 o 857.719.8009 c firstname.lastname@example.org 2. Digital Library Developer Are you interested in applying your technical skills in an academic environment? Do you think about the future of libraries, scholarly publishing, and digital information management systems? Do you enjoy working with dedicated colleagues and solving interesting problems? If so, consider applying to be our Digital Library Developer! As part of a new Digital Library Management department, the Digital Library Developer will develop and maintain the core technical infrastructure for a comprehensive digital library/repository service. The successful candidate will work closely with colleagues in the Libraries and in Information Services and will play a leading role in designing the primary architecture, workflows and applications for Northeastern’s digital repository service. Typical duties include: working with open-source and commercial applications to develop an OAIS compliant infrastructure that supports the ingestion, storage/preservation, and distribution of digital assets. The Digital Library Developer will be responsible for designing, developing, testing and deploying new technologies, tools and resources to extend and enhance digital content and services, developing application programming interfaces (APIs) to facilitate multiple submission and access pathways; and collaborating with IS colleagues to implement appropriate identity management and authentication policies. Qualifications Qualifications for this exciting position include: – Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and four to six years of significant development experience in an object oriented development environment such as Java. – Strong working knowledge of Java, SQL, XML/XSL. – Experience with web programming frameworks such as PhP, Rails, or Django. – Demonstrated experience with Unix, Unix utilities, device handling, data storage, and basic UNIX administration. – Knowledge of current web development standards and cross platform compatibility and accessibility techniques. – Experience with Open Source software. – Excellent oral and written skills. – Strong interpersonal skills; ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment. – Experience with IT in a higher education setting desirable. Additional Information Questions about this position or Northeastern’s digital library program should be sent to Patrick Yott at email@example.com. To apply for these jobs: If applying from the Careers @ Northeastern site: 1. Click on the ‘Add to My Positions’ button; 2. Click on the ‘View My Positions’ button; 3. Click on the ‘Apply for Positions’ button; 4. Follow the instructions on how to complete ‘The Application Process’. Important: remember that these jobs will be listed under the heading “College/Area: Libraries” If applying from an external job site: 1. Copy the following URL and paste it into a new browser window: https://psoft.neu.edu/psc/neuhrprdpub/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/NEU_HR.NEU_JOBS.GBL 2. Find the position(s) you are interested in applying for and follow the instructions available on the Careers @ Northeastern site. Please contact only the aforementioned staff if you are interested in applying; feel free to refer friends outside of Northeastern who may be qualified/interested. Furthermore, spread this blog post around! -Damon G