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Dec 17 / Kimberly

Job Posting: Digital Information Research Specialist (Yale)

Yale’s Office of Digital Assets and Infrastructure (ODAI) is seeking a highly motivated digital information expert to work at the intersection of digital data, technology, and metadata, in pursuit of innovative approaches to challenging issues in the discovery of diverse digital assets, in interoperability across disparate collections, in enhancement of collaborative scholarly environments, and in development of effective digital dissemination platforms (Digital Information Research Specialist job description).

ODAI is charged with developing a digital information management strategy for Yale and building digital collections and technical infrastructure in a coordinated and collaborative manner across the entire campus.  Programs include the development and deployment of large-scale digital asset management systems, long-term preservation repositories for Yale digital content in all formats, cross-collection search capabilities to enable discovery of collections hosted by numerous departments, and many other innovative initiatives (see the ODAI web site for further information:

Interested candidates may apply via STARS, Yale’s recruitment gateway: .

Dec 15 / Kimberly

Job Posting: Corporate Records Manager

Corporate Records Manager
(1 Year Contract Position, Manufacturing Company, Greater Toronto Area)

Reports to the Corporate Risk and Compliance Director

Job Responsibilities:

• Develop, implement and oversee a global strategic records management program that ensures compliance with Canadian federal, Ontario provincial and local legislation, corporate policy and procedures and financial and regulatory accountabilities.
• Lead the implementation and enforcement of corporate-wide records policies applicable to all locations and involving records in both paper and electronic formats.
• Coordinate and manage onsite and offsite record storage.
• Maintain records management policy and procedures, corporate classification and records retention schedule.
• Coordinate management of records resulting from Acquisitions, Licensing agreements or Corporate Dispositions.
• Develop and lead record officers to assist with the deployment of the Corporate Records Program.
• Update records retention schedule, Records Management policy and procedures as required.
• Oversee implementing the Records Management program including implementation of Records Retention schedule
• Maintain effective enterprise-wide communication and training to coordinate the Records Management program on an ongoing basis.
• Coordinate with IT for implementation of an Electronic Records Management System

Job Requirements:
• BA in Business, Library, Information Science or related field, or related experience and training.
• Minimum of 7 years of Records Management experience, preferably with a multinational, public corporation.
• Superior oral and written communications. Ability to make presentations to internal groups.
• Ability to work effectively with all levels of management
• Experience working in a regulated industry.
• Ability to work independently and cooperatively. Some travel required.
• Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and Sharepoint
• Knowledge of manufacturing, and Good Manufacturing Practices
• References required.

To apply please submit resume and provide salary expectations to before Dec. 18. 2009.

Paula Lederman, B.Sc., M.L.S., M.B.A. , ERM(m) IMERGE Consulting Inc. (Canada)

Dec 10 / Kimberly

SLA Keeps its Name; Alignment Project Moves Forward

Much to my surprise, the SLA membership voted to keep its name. Here is the press release sent to the Alignment Ambassadors this morning:

SLA Name Will Stay: Alignment of Association to Continue

Alexandria, Virginia, December 10, 2009- The Special Libraries Association (SLA) announced the results of its association-wide vote on a new name today. Voting in record numbers, SLA members failed to approve a proposal to change the organization’s name to the Association for Strategic Knowledge Professionals. 50 percent of those members eligible to vote participated in the referendum, with 2071 voting yes and 3225 voting no.

“The active discussions, online and in local meetings, are a testament to the passion and commitment that knowledge and information professionals feel towards their association and their profession,” said Gloria Zamora, SLA 2009 President. “This level of engagement will help make SLA and its members more effective advocates for the information profession in the years ahead.”

The name change proposal stemmed from the findings of the Alignment Project, an intensive two-year research effort aimed at understanding the value of the information and knowledge professional in today’s marketplace and how to best communicate that value. “Our name will remain,” Zamora continued, “but we will go forward with developing opportunities for our members to use the Alignment findings to demonstrate their contributions to the organizations that employ them.”

“Information and knowledge professionals are critical assets to the organizations that employ them, yet their contributions and capabilities are too often underestimated,” said SLA CEO Janice R. Lachance. “The findings of the Alignment Project research will guide SLA in developing services and programs that will more successfully position these professionals in the marketplace and attract the recognition and compensation they deserve.”

About SLA

The Special Libraries Association (SLA) is a nonprofit global organization for innovative information professionals and their strategic partners. SLA serves about 11,000 members in 75 countries in the information profession, including corporate, academic, and government information specialists. SLA promotes and strengthens its members through learning, advocacy, and networking initiatives. For more information, visit us on the Web at