Friday, November 30, 2007

NC AHEC Digital Library Librarian - UNC Health Sciences Library (Part-time)

NC AHEC Digital Library (ADL) Librarian
Health Sciences Library
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
EPA Librarian .5fte, one year appointment with possibility for reappointment

The Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a NC Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), ADL librarian to participate in the ongoing development of the innovative AHEC Digital Library (ADL). As a member of the ADL development team s/he will provide effective outreach, promotion and resource development for the NC AHEC’s statewide system of libraries for health professionals. Effective outreach and promotion will be provided by designing, developing, and implementing print and electronic media and communication strategies to extend the ADL’s reach to primary target audiences statewide. ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, or Master’s degree in Public Health, or other Health Sciences graduate degree, and education or experience in Internet-based health information and/or health education is required.
This position is a one year, half time appointment with a possibility for reappointment.

For more information see full job ad:

Minimum salary $23,400; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Corporate Records Manager - Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc.

Syngenta is a world-leading agribusiness committed to sustainable agriculture through innovative research and technology. The company is a leader in crop protection, and ranks third in the high-value commercial seeds market. Syngenta employs some 19,000 people in over 90 countries. Delivering innovation is the focus of scientists at Syngenta Biotechnology, Inc. (SBI) in beautiful Research Triangle Park, NC. We are currently looking to recruit the following position: Corporate Records Manager The purpose of this role is to ensure that the records created by R&D staff at SBI are managed efficiently and effectively, in order to best support the needs of the business for knowledge / information sharing and intellectual property protection. In addition, as part of the global R&D IS initiative to manage Syngenta’s information assets across sites, the job holder will be required to engage Records Managers from global R&D sites to develop, implement and monitor a consistent set of policies and processes related to these records.
•Supervise the creation, operation and maintenance of records databases at SBI.
•Apply strategic oversight and direction to the major business functions in applying retention requirements to all record types at SBI.
•Manage the review and improvements to the company's retention schedules for maintaining documents in all environments.
•Assist all company departments located at SBI in applying retention schedules, document management principles and information security principles.
•Promote records management and information security within the company to all employees. Provide training and education on records management and information security elements and related compliance requirements to all employees.
•Locally support document collection and retention efforts in connection with litigation and regulatory purposes.
•Audit compliance with the company's retention and information security policies.
•Ensure all company records required for regulatory purposes and litigation are complete, well indexed, secured and available to authorized persons as necessary.
•Support document collection for the non-GLP archives and off-site record center. Coordinate the transfer and retrieval of records from on or off-site storage.
•Manage archive areas, file room, in-active records sites for proper maintenance of company records.
•Assist with document migration projects, training and support for the R&D document management system.
•Manage local projects assisting repository managers and knowledge managers in requirements collection and business needs analysis.


Experience & Qualifications: Masters in Library or Information Science (or equivalent experience) and 3-5 years in archives and records management. CRM and/or CA certification, awareness of Intellectual Property and the importance of documents to support this process, as well as a background (Qualification or experience) in a Life Sciences organization are highly desirable. Other critical experiences include a broad working-knowledge of archival and records management theory and methodology, as well as Project Management skills / experience.
•Ability to develop, implement and monitor compliance with policies
•Excelent verbal and written communication skills
•Strong PC / IT skills •Influencing and change management (to gain commitment for following policies and best practice)

Additional Information for this position:
•All applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.
•Ability to lift 40 Lbs.
•Travel requirements - Two trips to Europe per year

To apply visit

Friday, November 9, 2007

Knowledge Services Specialist - IntraHealth - Chapel Hill

IntraHealth’s Knowledge Management (KM) Unit works across the organization to provide leadership in moving IntraHealth towards having a culture of shared accountability about capturing, organizing and sharing information and resources – a culture where knowledge management is the seamless context of how we work. The Knowledge Services (KS) Specialist will provide major training, logistical, content and management support for this initiative.

One way the Unit currently supports internal KM is via Sharepoint, an online archive and collaborative workspace. The KS Specialist will provide hands-on technical support to continually improve the usability of Sharepoint as well as on-demand and proactive trainings and consultations with staff. There is also a content management role including keeping the homepage content fresh; surveying portal pages for adherence to content management protocols; and working with page owners and users to strengthen their implementation of the protocols and their skills as knowledge leaders.

The Specialist will also contribute to an exciting initiative underway that will expand the archival and search functions of Sharepoint. The IntraHub initiative will support user searches that call for the integration of information across projects, offices and time. The position will be involved in related administrative tasks as well as the design and use of the IntraHub system.

A key challenge the Specialist will help the KM Unit address is implementing KM standards throughout our field offices to build a more integrated global network within the IntraHealth. The Specialist will occasionally visit field offices to conduct KM assessments, training and provide technical assistance.

S/he will also have responsibility for coordinating many of the day-to-day functions and services of the IntraHealth Resource Center.

Specific functions include supporting IntraHealth staff in the effective use of SharePoint including providing trainings and one on one consultations; maintaining content on key SharePoint Portal pages, including updating home page content on a weekly basis; liaising with SharePoint Portal Page owners to review roles and responsibilities and respond to user feedback; actively participating in the SharePoint Advisory Group; supporting the development and use of the IntraHub knowledge management system, including some administrative tasks and implementing a retrospective archive effort; training & capacity building of staff to effectively archive, retrieve and use information, (e.g. training staff on effective web searching, bibliographic databases, submitting documents on SharePoint or data to the IntraHub, etc.) Includes visits to field offices; performing or oversees the day to day functions of the Resource Center, including responding to reference questions, cataloging, ordering and processing materials, creating displays, conducting orientations and circulation; performing thorough web and literature searches for IntraHealth staff and provides research briefs summarizing the findings; current awareness monitoring; submitting USAID deliverables to USAID’s online Development Experience Clearinghouse; creating monthly library usage reports (will be implement-able with new software); maintaining Resource Center SharePoint Team Site and Portal Page; supporting field staff by acquiring and disseminating materials for field offices in appropriate language; updating or creating documentation for Resource Center policies and procedures as needed; supporting various knowledge management activities as needed; and, completing administrative tasks as needed.

Requirements include a Master’s Degree in Library or Information Science preferred (or BA Degree with relevant experience); excellent internet searching skills; database searching skills; excellent communication skills (written and verbal); experience in instruction or teaching, preferably in the use of technology; proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook; experience using Microsoft SharePoint or demonstrated ability to learn new technologies quickly; experience with or interest in learning to use RSS feeds, blogs, wikis and emerging technologies; ability to work independently and manage multiple projects; strong customer service orientation; familiarity with the day to day services and procedures of a library, including circulation, cataloging and reference; experience or demonstrated interest in international health development; experience with developing information architecture, website usability and the use of content management systems a plus; fluency in French or Spanish a plus.

This position is with IntraHealth International in Chapel Hill, NC. For immediate consideration, please forward cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to IntraHealth International, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Sarah Issermoyer
Human Resources Specialist
Intrahealth International 919.313.9163