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Information Specialist

The position is responsible for searching and synthesizing information from primary and secondary sources into intelligent information used in strategic decision making for R&D activities of the Advanced Materials businesses. This could be information supporting New Product and process Development, market information, intellectual property, acquisition activities or other business functions. The researcher will be responsible for developing standard request protocols, prioritizing outstanding items, and delivering accurate information on a timely basis.

The searcher for advanced materials should be well rounded in many areas of chemistry. They must be skilled at researching a multiple ingredient composition search as well as very skilled in scientific areas of search. Know when to ask questions and be prepared to have more than one round of search attempts. The scope of the search (due to the complexity) may change so a new search attempt is needed. The search expertise needs to be at the PRO level for the most complex research.

In order to effectively provide information, the researcher will be responsible for the following activities:

. Conduct advanced technical searches and synthesize results from: scientific literature/patent resources such as SciFinder and STN, including command searching Chemical Abstracts using CA numbers and associated indexing; structure, sub-structure, detailed reaction, and chemical properties search tools such as REAXYS (formerly Beilstein and Gmelin); patent search and analysis tools such as Thomson Innovation and Orbit; and secondary engineering literature resources such as COMPENDEX
. Conduct expert searches in a variety of sci-tech, business, economics, marketing, and finance databases, such as Dialog, STN, Factiva, Lexis-Nexis, Newsedge, and Onesource
. Use analytical and graphic tools to convert the raw data from above searches into useful information
. Partner with R&D teams to understand the development pipeline and create information support solutions for research pipeline and technology roadmaps
. Monitor commercial developments, track competitor and industry trends, and distribute competitive intelligence results by setting up regular alerts etc.
. Provide value-added information support to business development, marketing, scientists, IP attorneys, toxicologists, risk assessment, engineers and key decision makers in the Advanced Materials Division
. Train employees in the use of information resources. Evaluate and recommend new resources; serve as an expert in selected resources
. Knowledge management activities: Documentum support for projects; Microfilming/scanning for lab notebooks. project manager for project; training, troubleshoot, indexing documents, SOP's, access prior research reports
. Manage on site physical assets for R&D - notebooks, library books, journals for this 2nd largest R&D site in PMT
. Other activities as assigned

Basic Qualifications:
. Bachelors Degree or equivalent experience in natural sciences or engineering
. 3 + years of related experience or equivalent information specialist experience searching chemistry, business, economics, marketing, and finance databases

Preferred Qualifications:
. Very strong research and analytic capabilities
. Proficiency in web site, portal design is a plus
. Ability to work as an effective contributor within the team-based environment
. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential
. MLS or MLIS degree preferred

Honeywell career center web site - enter job number 251016 http://www.careersathoneywell.com/en/home

Come grow with a leader in global innovation, safety, and diversity as an Information Specialist in Buffalo, NY!

Honeywell International is a $40 billion diversified Fortune 100 leader with more than 131,000 employees in 100 countries around the world. We invent and manufacture technologies that address some of the world's toughest challenges linked to global macro trends like energy efficiency, clean energy generation, safety and security, globalization and customer productivity. We are building a world that's safer and more secure, more comfortable and energy efficient, more innovative and productive. For more information, please visit Honeywell.com or follow us @HoneywellNow.

This role supports the Honeywell Performance Materials and Technologies (PMT) business, based in Morristown, N.J. Performance Materials and Technologies is a high-performing, global business with an array of technologies that are changing the world for the better. We develop and manufacture advanced materials and process technologies used in a wide range of industries and applications, from petroleum refining to environmentally-friendlier refrigerants to bullet-resistant vests. Our advanced materials are critical in the manufacture of products ranging from nylon to computer chips to pharmaceutical packaging.

Performance Materials and Technologies holds more than 3,900 patents globally and employs 2,800 engineers (about one-third of its total workforce) and 1,100 R&D personnel, including 400 with doctorates. Performance Materials and Technologies comprises five businesses, each of which succeeds on the strength of its technology portfolio, complimented with expertise in engineering, sales, marketing and supply chain.

Position Responsibilities:
Advanced materials is the portfolio of chemical businesses with research centric scientists located in Buffalo NY (Fluorine), Sunnyvale CA and Spokane WA (Electronic Materials), Colonial Heights VA and Morristown NJ (Resins and Chemicals), and Seelze Germany (Specialty products). Some scientists are also located in research centers in Gurgaon, India and Shanghai, China. Support is also needed for the various chemical engineers at Advanced Materials production facilities (Metropolis, IN, Hopewell, VA, Chester, VA, Philadelphia, PA) and the Product Stewardship group in Morristown. The largest number of research scientists is in Buffalo.

The portfolio of chemistry in Advanced Materials is across several disciplines of chemistry and some chemical engineering. Disciplines include:
Organic (small carbon chain acyclic compounds with fluorine, chlorine, caprolactam)
Inorganic (organo metallics, ammonium sulfate, complex salts; lanthanides, metallurgy)
Polymers (PCTFE, UHMWPE, nylon, PE wax)

Posting Ends 12/31/2014

Evening/Weekend Circulation Supervisor

Responsible for the operation of the circulation area. Includes training and supervision of student aides, collecting fines, shelving books, opening and closing of the library. This is a paraprofessional position that reports to the Circulation Manager.
Send resume, cover letter and contact information to:

Search Committee
Montante Family Library
D'Youville College
320 Porter Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14201

Or email: circdesk@dyc.edu w/ "Circ Search" in the subject field

07/22/2014

 

DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY LIBRARY SERVICES               

Are you a leader with the passion to deliver stellar service? Do you have a vision for what public libraries can and should be in the 21st century? Are you ready to lead an innovative, energetic, and equally passionate team in 15+ community libraries?

Queens Library is looking for Directors of Community Library Services who possess all of these characteristics, and more. (We currently have 2 positions available).

We are located in the county of Queens in New York City which is known for its cultural diversity and city meets suburban living. Queens Library serves its community through 62 community libraries and is continuously expanding its virtual presence. Queens’ residents are savvy, engaged, and consistent library users.

The ideal candidate provides leadership to coordinate and supervise all aspects of public services, including adult and teen, children’s, community based, and virtual services. Must have the ability to lead by example, inspire staff and promote enthusiastic teamwork. Strong and collaborative leadership, a clear understanding of the changing needs of library users, and a fierce commitment to customer service are all key success factors in this position.

A Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution, and at least (5) five years of professional public library management experience is required.  Must have demonstrated experience in library administration, supervision, budget management, strategic planning, and performance measurement. At least (2) two years of experience leading multiple locations highly preferred. Eligibility for New York State Public Librarian’s Certificate required.

What we offer: Excellent salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous vacation/sick pay, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, defined benefit pension, 403B, deferred compensation, and more.

Relocation incentives available. Opportunities to further your education and professional credentials are plentiful.

Salary up to $115K.

To Apply: email your cover letter and resume to Execsearch@queenslibrary.org.

Queens Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Posted: 6/18/2014


EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR – METROPOLITAN LIBRARY SYSTEM – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK

Is the Metropolitan Library System…your inviting, innovative link to the world as its new Executive Director? The Metropolitan Library System Commission seeks a talented, thoughtful, and pioneering leader to chart the exciting future for 14 large, full-service libraries and five smaller extension libraries located throughout the communities of Oklahoma County. Funded by a 5.2 mill property tax ($33 million annual budget) and governed by a 27-member appointed Library Commission, this large, diverse system of urban, suburban and rural libraries serves 750,000 Oklahoma County residents living within 708 square miles. In 2013, 500 dedicated staff welcomed 2.9 million visitors circulating 6.6 million items.  With its vast array of programs, services and events, the Library promotes flexibility and change as it reaches out to the many communities throughout the County. The Friends of the Library raise funds, volunteer, and advocate for the Library and the Library Endowment Trust provides an excellent opportunity for contributions to be invested on a permanent basis. 

The deep-rooted charm and energetic atmosphere of Oklahoma City and central Oklahoma invite people to call it home. The City is part of a spirited urban renaissance which includes the Bricktown Entertainment District, Film Row, the Oklahoma City Museum of Art, and the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. Dubbed the “Loud City,” sports fans have the opportunity to cheer on the NBA basketball team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Oklahoma City Red Hawks (Houston Astros Triple A baseball team). Families enjoy a wide range of events throughout the year-Olympic and Paralympic Rowing in the Boathouse District on the Oklahoma River, The Red Earth Festival, deadCENTER Film Festival, Festival of the Arts, Downtown in December and the Oklahoma City Memorial Marathon.

The area is also rich in history and tradition. In addition to forging new entrepreneurial frontiers and a dynamic creative economy, the area is also part of the Great American Frontier. Supported by a renowned accelerator infrastructure, the city attracts entrepreneurs from both coasts.

Oklahoma City’s solid and successful economy is fueled by 5 key business ecosystems: Energy, Information & Financial Services, Transportation & Distribution, Aviation & Defense, and Agriculture & Biosciences. These ecosystems are supported by an engaged academic community with five major universities in the region including the renowned University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Too, since 1997, i2E has fueled Oklahoma small business development. The Metropolitan Library System is a key partner shaping the future in economic and cultural/arts development with the County and the City. For additional information on the Library and the area, please visit Metro Links.

Responsibilities: The Executive Director plans, coordinates, and directs the Library system’s staff, services, and programs administratively, under the direction of the Library Commission.  The Executive Director serves as the Secretary and non-voting ex-officio member of the Library Commission. The Executive Director is responsible for working with the Library Commission and staff to develop long-term plans and directions for the Library; planning and directing the overall operations and management of MLS; providing effective leadership to the staff; working collaboratively with civic organizations and community agencies; and working effectively with state and local elected officials. The Executive Director also functions with a maximum degree of latitude for independent action within the scope of the organizational policy set by the Library Commission. 

Qualifications: Minimum qualifications include a Master’s degree in Library Science/Information Studies from an ALA-accredited institution and a minimum eight years of progressively responsible administrative  supervisory experience, preferably in a major urban public library/library system. Additional qualifications are a demonstrated proven ability to formulate and implement policies and procedures, strategic planning, and management and development of staff, services, finances, collection, and facilities. The successful candidate will also have experience working in a multi-branch system, success working with talented and self-directed staff, success in developing internal and external relationships, and proven ability to provide vision and direction for future public library services and expertise in working with political structures, multiple governmental agencies and an administrative board. Advanced degrees such as an MPA or MBA are highly desirable.

Compensation: The starting salary range is $135,000-$165,000 with a competitive benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Associates/Gossage Sager Associates via email or phone. To start the application process, send a meaningful cover letter and your résumé as Word or pdf attachments to Dan Bradbury or Jobeth Bradbury on or before the closing date of August 17, 2014.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        
The Metropolitan Library System provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of any attribute outlawed by applicable federal, state or local laws.


Library Director II
North Castle Public Library
North Castle, NY

The Board of Trustees of the North Castle Public Library seeks a Library Director II with a proven library leadership track record. Candidates should have excellent management skills, a commitment to building strong community relations and the ability to drive positive change for our library.

North Castle is a town of approximately 11,000 people located in Westchester County. We have two libraries – our main library in Armonk, NY and a branch in North White Plains, NY. The North Castle Public Library is an exciting workplace that promotes growth of all our employees.

Job Responsibilities
1. Ongoing evaluation of our library services and their effectiveness leading to implementation of required changes to meet the needs of our community.
2. Active community outreach.
3. Promotion of our library across our community.
4. Management and development of our library personnel.
5. Build and maintain a strong working relationship with the NCPL Board of Trustees, the Friends of the North Castle Public Library, Inc., our town government and the Westchester Library System.
6. Development of budgets and financial management of the organization.
7. Supervision of the maintenance and required improvement of our library property.

Education and Certification
1. A Master’s Degree in Library Science from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable education practices.
2. Candidates must possess or be eligible for the New York State Public Library Certificate.
Library Director Benefits Summary

Salary is negotiable between $75,000 to $85,000 based on experience and qualifications. The Town of North Castle also provides a competitive benefits package.

How to Apply
Send resume and three professional references electronically to scr5172@gmail.com.

Posted 6/13/2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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