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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.

Application Information

Contact:
Human Resources
Southern Utah University
Phone:
435-586-7754
Fax:
435-586-7948
Online App. Form:

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