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Assistant / Associate Librarian (Technical Services)

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions

OFFICIAL JOB TITLE:    Assistant / Associate Librarian (Library Technical Services)

DIVISION: Academic Affairs

WORKING JOB TITLE:   Tech Services Librarian          

DEPARTMENT: (Law) Library

BARGAINING UNIT STATUS: AFT Faculty Federation                        

EEO Status: 3.4    

Job Code: 243

Reports To:  Associate Dean of the Law Library

Supervises:  Technical Services Paraprofessional

Minimum Salary for Assistant Librarian: $63,863

Minimum Salary for Associate Librarian: $74,789

 

SUMMARY PURPOSE OF POSITION: The Technical Services Librarian is responsible for overseeing the technical services operations of the Law Library, including acquisitions, metadata/cataloging, electronic resources management, processing, serials, and collection maintenance. This position works collaboratively with the university library and regional library consortiums; consults on collection development policies and decisions; serves on law library and university committees; and participates in discussions and decision-making regarding library programs, services, operations, facilities, and policies. The position will also participate in some public/reference services by providing liaison services to assigned faculty members, and by participating in the evening/weekend rotation schedule.

 

EXAMPLES OF PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversees the overall technical services operations of the Law Library, including the management of electronic resources;
  • Monitors the technical services assistant, analyzes and designs efficient workflows;
  • Catalogs library materials in accordance with national best practices and standards in law libraries nationally;
  • Process library invoices, tracks and analyzes library budgets;
  • Ensures library patron access to electronic resources by: facilitating the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata across multiple discovery platforms and enhancing access to and discoverability of electronic resources; monitoring license agreements and electronic resource subscriptions; and establishing/monitoring trials of electronic resources and serving on library committees;
  • Assists in planning, implementing, and evaluating library policies;
  • Communicates with consortium members, library partners, vendors, and administration;
  • Assists with reference services as a faculty liaison;
  • Participates  in the weekend/evening reference rotation;
  • Carries out other duties as assigned.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

EDUCATION: Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or equivalent.

EXPERIENCE:

  • Previous experience using cataloging standards and tools such as AACR2/RDA, LCC, LCSH, MAR21, FRBR, OCLC WorldCat, and OCLC Connection.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of integrated library systems, resources discovery tools, link resolvers and proxy authentication systems;
  • Demonstrated skills with metadata tools, bibliographic data, cataloging standards, and quality control, in both print and digital environments.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of concepts, principles and practice in library technical services, including MARC records and Library of Congress K schedule materials;
  • Demonstrated and effective problem-solving skills;
  • Proven capability for managing a variety of tasks and multiple priorities;
  • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession;
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • JD degree from an ABA accredited law school, or an equivalent from a foreign law school;
  • Previous experience or job skills that demonstrate knowledge of types and uses of legal materials and experience with bibliographic access to legal information;
  • 1 to 2 years of prior work experience in a law, research, or academic library;
  • Supervisory and leadership experience;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • The ability to work in a collaborative environment.

 

Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.

To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

The review of applications will begin October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled.

 

 

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