OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. is currently seeking
candidates for a Diversity Fellowship Program (Research) position at our
Dublin, Ohio office. OCLC is a nonprofit, membership, computer library
service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of
furthering access to the world's information and reducing information
costs.  Tens of thousands of libraries around the world use OCLC
services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library



The research fellow has the opportunity to work on two OCLC Research

1.	The Dissemination Information Packages for Information Reuse
(DIPIR) project is exploring how to facilitate the reuse of digital data
and collections (  The DIPIR team has partnered with the
Inter-university Consortium of Political and Social Research (ICPSR),
the University of Michigan Museum of Zoology (UMMZ), and Open Context to
study data reuse by quantitative social scientists, zoologists, and
archaeologists to identify how contextual information about the data
that supports reuse can best be created and preserved.  
2.	Our work in the Metadata Support & Management area is focused on
setting new expectations for investing in metadata creation and
maintenance, modeling attendant workflows and facilitating the discovery
of research institutions' resources by users wherever they are. Our goal
is to engage OCLC Research Library partners and OCLC member libraries in
adapting descriptive practice to economic realities, user expectations
and the requirements of network-level services.

Working on two projects in OCLC Research from Summer 2012-Summer 2013,
our intent is to provide the Diversity Fellow with a rich learning
experience in three of the six activities supported by OCLC research -
User Behavior Studies and Synthesis, Research Information Management,
and Metadata Support & Management.  Working on the three projects, the
Diversity Fellow will participate in both research and software


The Diversity Fellow will have an opportunity to assist in several
ongoing research tasks for the DIPIR project. Professional Development
opportunities include:

*	Searching and reviewing current data reuse, curation, and
preservation literatures 
*	Collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data 
*	Reviewing and coding interview transcripts 
*	Preparing papers and presentations

The Diversity Fellow also will have the opportunity to assist in several
ongoing software development tasks for the Metadata Support & Management
activity, which includes WorldCat log analysis and bibliographic record
data mining. Professional Development opportunities include:

*	Aggregating and analyzing web server logs to identify user
*	Developing, testing and using code on a Hadoop Cluster
*	Developing prototypes
*	Developing and administering online surveys and analyzing survey
*	Conducting user interviews

Since both projects collaborate with people in other OCLC divisions, as
well as external institutions, we also see an opportunity for the
Diversity Fellow to engage with a variety of people that extends beyond
OCLC Research to OCLC's product area, the academy, and the designated
communities of users each project intends to serve.


Salary and Benefits 

*	Salary will be very competitive and commensurate with experience
and applicable market compensation
*	The Fellow will be eligible for health & welfare benefits such
as is provided to other similarly situated term-limited employees 
*	Relocation Assistance will be offered in the form of a lump sum
distributed in two installments (50% at signing of offer and 50% after
90 days of start date).  The amount of the lump sum will be determined
by the distance required for relocation during the term of the

Required Submissions


OCLC Candidate Profile 


Create your candidate profile at the OCLC Career Center Internet site.
Once you select to apply for the OCLC Diversity Fellowship opening, you
will be asked the following questions: 

*	Are you legally authorized to work in the United States?
*	Will you now or in the future require sponsorship for employment
visa status (e.g., H-1B, F-1 visa status)?
*	List your library-related educational experience. Please
include: name of degree and major; educational institution
city/state/country; year degree awarded.
*	List any additional educational experience. Please include: name
of degree and major; educational institution city/state/country; year
degree awarded.
*	List the names of two persons (unrelated to you) who will be
submitting letters of recommendation for you. Please include the e-mail
address and phone number of the two recommenders.
*	List your involvement with professional/student organizations
(provide detailed listings of your activities and involvement with
library and information science-related organizations); publications
(citations for up to five key publications); and honors and awards.
*	List any employment experience, most recent position first.
Please include: position title; institution; institution mailing
address; dates of employment; and key responsibilities. 



Provide an original essay (to be submitted as part of your resume file)
of no more than 1,000 words describing why you want to participate in
the OCLC Diversity Fellowship Program, and how the experience will
contribute to your short-term and long-term career plans.  The essay
should also demonstrate insight into the problems and opportunities
surrounding diversity and inclusion in the library workforce.


Letters of Recommendation


Two persons (unrelated to you) will need to submit letters of
recommendation on your behalf directly o:  [log in to unmask]
Letters of recommendation MUST be sent separately via e-mail from the
recommender's e-mail account (applicants cannot submit the letters).
Recommenders should state how long they have known you and in what
capacity, discuss evidence of your commitment to professional
development and service, and give an assessment of your promise as a
developing professional. 


Application Procedures


Application is initiated by applying to the specific fellowship
requisition at the OCLC Career Center Internet site,
<> , where you will need to create an OCLC
candidate profile.  The OCLC Diversity Fellowship (Research) Job ID
number is 2045.  Note:  If you have created an OCLC candidate profile in
the past, please do not create a duplicate profile.




If you are applying for multiple OCLC positions, you only need to create
one OCLC candidate profile, but you must apply towards each particular
position via your candidate profile. 

*	When creating your profile, you will arrive at a section to
'upload your resume'.  Please use that section to upload your original
resume and essay in one file (both your resume and essay should be in
one document before submitting the file online).  If you experience
problems uploading your resume and essay document, please submit the
resume and essay via email directly to:  [log in to unmask] 

The application initiation and all required submissions (original essay
and two letters of recommendation) MUST be completed and received by
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 5:00pm ET.  Materials received after
Tuesday, February 28, 2012, 5:00pm ET will not be considered.


Timeline and Key Dates

2012 Program Applications Accepted (Dec. 5, 2011 to February 28, 2012)

2012 Application Deadline (February 28, 2012)

2012 Fellow Selection Process (April 2012)

2012 Notification of Decision (April/May 2012)

2012 Fellowship Program Starts (July 2012)

2012 Fellowship Program Ends (12 months after start date)


The OCLC Diversity Fellowship Program 2012 Program Guidelines document
can be found at:


OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity
employer.  OCLC maintains an ongoing commitment to equal opportunity and
seeks to sustain a diverse workplace. 



The following skills are required to accomplish the projects/tasks
across the two projects.

*	Strong communication and analytical skills 
*	Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
*	Coding skills in Java, XML
*	Working knowledge of Linux/Unix
*	Understanding of Database design principles
*	Selected individual must represent historically
under-represented groups (i.e., defined in a manner consistent with the
2007 EEO-1 race/ethnicity reporting classifications).

The following skills are preferred:

*	Undergraduate or graduate research experience
*	Ability to quickly learn new software applications
*	Scripting languages (e.g. JQuery, JavaScript, etc.)
*	Experience with HCI

Lynn Silipigni Connaway, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, OCLC
Research, will be attending the ALISE and ALA Midwinter Conferences in
Dallas, TX January 17-23, if anyone is interested in learning more about
the position.


Lynn Silipigni Connaway

Senior Research Scientist

OCLC Research

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Cell: 303-246-3623

Fax: 614-718-7378