Thursday, March 23, 2006

Another blogger

Julie Domel, in San Antonio, maintains the Ask the Researcher blog at

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Temporary job, Chicago (2 years)

The Chicago Tribune has an immediate opening for a resident in its Research Center. This residency is a temporary two-year (but full-time) position based in our Chicago office. Primary duties for the resident will include: technical support of the Editorial intranet site, assisting with computer assisted reporting database work and other research projects as assigned.

Required: Master's degree in Library and Information Studies or equivalent; experience using research databases (LexisNexis, Factiva, Dialog, Autotrack, Accurint); experience with web content building (html, Dreamweaver, Contribute desirable) including familiarity with the server side of those applications and expertise working with SQL; Excel and Access skills; high level of accuracy and attention to detail; previous news or other corporate library experience a plus. Applicants must be comfortable working in a demanding news environment, quick thinkers and creative types that are also at home crunching numbers in spreadsheets and databases. Hours for this position will be primarily days but may include some weekend or evening work.

Please email your resume and cover letter by April 10 to:

Debra K. Bade
Editor, News Research and Archives
Chicago Tribune
435 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
No telephone inquiries please.

Tuesday, March 14, 2006

Temporary job at NBC

The NBC Universal Information Center, located in Secaucus, NJ, has an immediate opening for a long-term temporary Assistant Librarian. This position presents an excellent opportunity for a librarian interested in gaining experience in a media library.

Recent MLS graduates will be considered.

Major responsibilities include:
--Assist Music Librarian in providing music research services to NBC programs
--Assist Research Librarians in providing research on deadline to NBC reporters, writers and producers
--Assist in management and distribution of digital and hard copy library materials
--Assist staff in maintaining InfoCenter and Music Library intranet sites

Our ideal candidate will be an enthusiastic learner, with a broad knowledge of music and a keen interest in media.

Excellent computer skills, including knowledge and expertise in internet searching, are essential. Expertise with online databases such as Lexis-Nexis and Factiva preferred. Candidates should also be flexible in terms of scheduling (some evenings, weekends and holidays required), and have excellent interpersonal skills.

To apply, or to request further information, please email

Please, no phone calls. We will only reply to those candidates in which we have an interest.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Sports Illustrated library assistant position

The Sports Illustrated Library is offering an exciting opportunity for an MLS student. Read on for details.

The Sports Illustrated library is seeking a MLS student to fill a library assistant position. The job will last 5-8 months, is 20-35 hours per week and starts in April.

The student should be very organized, self-motivated and able to work on projects independently and have some knowledge of current events in the sports world. In addition some proficiency with online services (specifically Factiva, Nexis, Accurint and Autotrak) and a working knowledge of the internet is a plus.

The library will provide the student with first-hand working experience in a corporate library setting.
Send resumes to:

Joy Birdsong, Manager
Sports Illustrated Library
1271 Ave. of the Americas, 32-319
New York, NY 10020


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