Acquisitions Librarian Job Description Sample
Posting Summary The librarian provides legal reference services to the students and faculty of the law school, the University community, and the public. This includes classroom instruction, including participation in teaching Advanced Legal Research or similar courses. Reference librarians participate in the faculty liaison program. Staffing the reference desk, including some evening and weekend hours. This position will also involve being the acquisitions librarian for the Newark location. Under the supervision of the Director, and in coordination with the Camden acquisitions librarian, the acquisitions librarian, with substantial assistance from the rest of the reference staff, selects materials for acquisition for the library’s Newark location, in accordance with the library collection development policy. This responsibility includes monographs, serials, and other materials, as well as helping to select and negotiate electronic database subscriptions. Supervision of one or more staff may be included. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position which requires scholarship and service. ## Minimum Education and Experience Candidates must have a J.D. from an A.B.A. accredited law school or a foreign equivalent, and MLS from an ALA approved program, or equivalent graduate degree. Strong knowledge of legal information sources; excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills; ability to work with a variety of people; strong service ethic. Previous experience as a reference librarian working in law libraries is preferred, but not required. ## Physical Demands and Work Environment The Newark campus of Rutgers Law School is located in the Center for Law and Justice, Rutgers University-Newark, in Newark, New Jersey. In 2015, the former Rutgers Law School – Newark officially merged with the former Rutgers School of Law – Camden, creating a single school with two locations with a current enrollment of 1,082 students. The law library holds over 1.2 million volumes in its combined locations. Rutgers University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and strongly encourages individuals of all backgrounds and cultures to consider this position. We offer a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience and excellent benefits. Recruitment/Posting Title: Reference/Acquisitions Librarian
Department:* Newark Law Library
Salary:* Commensurate With Experience
Posting Number:* 18FA0016 Quick Link to Posting: http://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/58017 Campus: Rutgers University-Newark
Home Location Campus:* Rutgers University-Newark
Reference Librarian For Electronic Resources
The Reference Librarian for Electronic Resources position reports to the Manager of Reference Services. This position works collaboratively with the Library Technical Services and Library Access Services Departments, as well as the University’s Academic Technology Center and the Information Technology Team. The librarian in this position will be proficient in providing reference service, teaching information literacy skills, conducting one-on-one consultations with students, building liaison relationships with faculty, and coordinating the selection and integration of electronic resources.
The successful candidate will participate in professional activity, as well as serve on library and university teams and committees. Essential Functions: 1 – Coordinate the selection and integration of electronic resources with input from the Manager of Reference Services and fellow reference librarians. 2 – Plan, organize, and schedule trial subscriptions of electronic resources. 3 – Manage and negotiate license agreements and contract renewals with both internal and external constituents. 4 – Troubleshoot electronic resource access for local and remote users. Provide information and data used in the analysis and evaluation of electronic resources, including usage statistics. 5 – Develop and maintain policies, procedures, and other types of documentation as needed. 6 – Assist library patrons at a busy university reference desk and teach formal instructional classes as part of the Library’s bibliographic instruction program. 7 – Compile bibliographies and online resource guides to provide access to Library resources. 8 – Serve as a departmental liaison to a number of academic departments and/or research centers on campus.
Minimum Qualifications: 1 – A Master of Library Science (MLS), Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS). 2 – 3+ years as a professional librarian experience in a university or large public library environment. 3 – Effective communication, interpersonal, organization, analytical, and problem solving skills with an ability to work with a widely diverse group of people. 4 – Ability to work effectively in a team setting and independently in a changing environment and to accept direction from one’s supervisor.
1 – Proficiency with one or more scripting languages and coding HTML/CSS (advanced programming skills desired). 2 – Experience working with an Electronic Resources Management System (EMS). Working knowledge of the library acquisitions process. 3 – Experience migrating library services to the cloud. 4 – Two years’ experience supporting an integrated library system, platforms, and software in an academic library setting is preferred. 5 – Experience in supporting library specific software, e.g. OCLC Connexion, ILLIAD, and library specific hardware. 6 – Experience working in a university library reference department.
Experience supporting web based content management systems, including LibGuides and LibAnswers. 7 – Familiarity with library technology standards and protocols such as RDA, FRBR, OAI/PHM. 8 – Familiarity with EZProxy, local and hosted iterations. 9 – Working knowledge of the database technologies such as MySQL and Microsoft Access. Posting #: FY182P1381 Special Instructions: Bentley University requires reference checks and may conduct other pre-employment screening.
Open Until Filled: No
The Electronic Librarian must have experience in the management and maintenance of an electronic library of documentation.
Must have experience in validating data, users, and audit trails.
Must understand how to maintain knowledge of trends in acquisitions and library automation through participation in regional and national meetings and listservs.
Must have experience in applying knowledge of current issues and trends in electronic resource licensing, copyright, acquisitions, scholarly communication, and the publishing industry to improve services.
5 years experience required.
Bachelor's degree in any field.
8 years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education. ID: 2015-1343 External Company Name: Applied Memetics LLC External Company URL: http://www.appliedmemeticsllc.com/
Temporary Rare Book Cataloging Librarian
The Syracuse University Libraries is seeking to a Temporary Rare Book Cataloging Librarian. Under the direction of the Head of Acquisitions and Cataloging, the Temporary Rare Book Cataloging Librarian will assist in original and copy cataloging and processing projects for the Special Collections Research Center of the Syracuse University Libraries.
The Temp. Librarian will have experience with MARC format, RDA, LCSH, other LC vocabularies as needed, LC Classification, and other relevant standards. Position requires knowledge of OCLC Connexion and the Voyager Cataloging Module.
Additional projects will require experience with Excel and Google sheets. Temporary Librarian will need to possess a keen attention to detail as well as a good sense of judgment and time management skills. Working knowledge of German is necessary.
Arts Library Special Collections Librarian
Haas Family Arts Library, the Associate Director for Arts Library Special Collections (ALSC) directly oversees ALSC’s collections and research services and instruction program; coordinates the Art Library’s exhibits and events program; and directs the Yale University Library’s Bibliographical Press program. Arts Library Special Collections includes a broad selection of fine press and artists’ books, manuscript and archival holdings related to the book arts, and manuscript and archival holdings related to theatrical productions. The collection also includes the Faber Birren Collection of Books on Color and the Yale Bookplate collection of ex-libris prints and process materials.
The incumbent manages the Special Collections unit by promoting and instilling the highest service standards, and leverages the unit’s resources to provide excellent customer service throughout the library. S/he shares responsibility with the Arts Library Management Team for long-range strategic planning for the library; fosters a creative, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment; and facilitates communication and coordination between Arts Library staff members and other units of the Yale University Library System. The Associate Director establishes and improves policies for the ALSC in support of learning and research through the provision of reliable, secure, and convenient access to ALSC collections physically and virtually.
In coordination with the Associate Director for Access and Research Services, helps plan strategic initiatives for the Arts Library Digital Services unit that connect researchers to digital collections, technologies, and subject specialists. Essential Duties 1. Oversees all Arts Library Special Collections (ALSC) operations (systems and workflows for facilities, security, preservation, acquisitions, digitization), budget administration, and services (reference, reading room, cross-training, instruction, exhibitions). 2.
Provides leadership and vision in the selection, organization, and ongoing management of the Arts Library’s special collections (both print and digital). 3. Supervises the ALSC’s Assistant Director who manages the day-to-day operations of the unit that is comprised of Library Services Assistants and several student assistants. 4. Works closely with the Arts Library’s Associate Director of Access and Research Services to coordinate Arts Library staff who are cross-trained in and are responsible for both ALSC and general library access services workflows, and provide coverage for ALSC and Library Services desks. 5.
Leads the programmatic development and administration of Arts Library exhibition, outreach and instruction programs, and events. This includes the Bibliographical Press, a YUL-wide program that promotes the history, practice, and significance of printing and the book arts. 6. Serves as the lead curator for the Arts Library’s exhibition program and exhibition-related instruction, events, and publications.
Works to collaborate with other campus partners to draw new audiences to the Arts Library and the Press. 7. Collaborates with the ALSC’s Assistant Director to deliver instructional sessions and reference support in the use of Arts Library special collections by the Yale community and the broader public. Collaborates with other librarians, archivists, and faculty to integrate ALSC materials into courses. 8.
Oversees ALSC collection development, including: research and selection, dealer and donor relations, and acquisitions negotiations across a broad range of materials, including books, manuscripts, ephemera, broadsides, photographs, and digital media relating to the visual arts, architecture, design, and the dramatic arts. 9. To foster the effective growth and use of the Arts Library’s special collections, the Associate Director develops and maintains strong ties with other members of the University Library, Yale Center for British Art, Yale University Art Gallery, and arts-area faculty at Yale University. As appropriate, the Associate Director develops and maintains strong relations with other relevant academic fields to support the mission of the Arts Library. 10.
Establishes, monitors and incorporates performance indicators to assess and improve the quality of services provided by ALSC. 11. Participates in setting priorities, planning workflows, recommending changes to procedures and policies; resolves problems, interprets policies, generates statistics and reports, carries out projects. 12. Make recommendations for the ALSC budget and regularly monitors the current budget. 13.
May supervise the Kress Fellow in Art Librarianship. 14. Participates in overall Arts Library planning, including the move of collections and transition of services, in coordination with other units. 15. Serves on library committees, working groups, and task forces, and engages in professional development outside the library. 16.
May be required to assist with disaster recovery efforts. 17. May perform other duties as assigned. Required Education and Experience Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school and an undergraduate or graduate degree in the visual arts, art history, architecture, or a related field.
Required Skill/Ability 1: A minimum of five years of professional experience are required. Required Skill/Ability 2:
Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in a research library and ability and achievement in managing staff and budgets. Demonstrated problem solving skills, experience coordinating projects, and the ability to bring projects to fruition. Required Skill/Ability 3:
Familiarity with a special collections environment comprised of archives, manuscripts, rare and antiquarian books, audio-visual materials, and ephemera as well as in acquiring, cataloging, processing, preserving, securing, and/or digitizing them. Experience managing both analog and digital materials. Required Skill/Ability 4:
Demonstrated ability working collegially, both collaboratively and independently, within a complex organization and rapidly-changing team environment. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications, analytical ability, and the ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele. Required Skill/Ability 5:
Demonstrated commitment to excellence and innovation in developing programs for customer service and outreach, which includes curating exhibits and providing reference and instruction. Preferred Education, Experience and
Advanced degree and/or relevant experience in the visual arts, art history, architecture, drama/theater, or a related field.
Experience in an academic library environment. Record of professional development and service to the field of librarianship. Drug Screen No Health Screening No Background Check Requirements All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements.
All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for additional information on the background check requirements and process. Posting Disclaimer The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position.
Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments. Affirmative Action Statement: Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at TitleIX@yale.edu, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921.
Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Note Yale University is a tobacco-free campus Yale Posting Status: CLOSED TO FURTHER APPLICATIONS
- Original Posting Date:* 08-Sep-2017 Supervisory Organization: Library
- Haas Arts Library
STARS Requisition number:* 45714BR
University Job Title:* Arts Library Special Collections Librarian
Posting Position Title:* Associate Director, Arts Library Special Coll
Bargaining Unit:* None
- Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Time Type:* Full time
Duration Type:* Regular
Compensation Grade:* Library
Compensation Grade Profile:* Librarian (00)
Work Location:* University Library System
Worksite Address:* 180 York Street New Haven, CT 06511 Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
of hours to be worked:
Instructor Or Assistant Professor - Collections Management Librarian
FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT New York City College of Technology (City Tech), City University of New York, is the largest public baccalaureate college of technology in the Northeast. The college awards both associate and baccalaureate degrees that allow graduates to pursue careers in the architectural and engineering technologies, the computer, entertainment, and health professions, human services, advertising and publishing, hospitality, business, and law-related professions, as well as programs in career and technical teacher education. The Ursula C. Schwerin Library, New York City College of Technology, CUNY, seeks a tenure-track library faculty member at the Assistant Professor rank, or an Instructor (non-tenure track) to serve as Collections Management Librarian. The successful candidate will coordinate collection development and acquisitions, including planning, budgeting, and assessment, for library materials in all formats, and oversee the collections activities of library subject specialists. The Collections Management Librarian will also offer reference service and be responsible for designated areas of collection development. All members of the library faculty must maintain a record of excellence in librarianship, scholarly achievement, and service. The Ursula C. Schwerin Library is committed to enhancing our multicultural and diverse academic community by actively encouraging people with disabilities, minorities, veterans, and women to apply. City Tech’s Ursula C. Schwerin Library is integral to the educational mission of the college, and fosters connections with and supports students, faculty, and staff in their academic pursuits. Library faculty and staff are committed to student success as we implement and acquire those services and resources that will have the greatest positive impact on the diverse City Tech community. The Collections Management Librarian's typical duties include but are not limited to:
Plan, coordinate, and evaluate procedures for the development of library materials collections (books, electronic resources, serials, films, etc.). Assess collections and inform decision-making based on data analysis and feedback from the college community. Oversee deaccessioning and all collections decisions.
Oversee library materials acquisitions and monitor expenditures. Prepare and maintain library department budget requests for the college administration. Establish and maintain relationships with college business office personnel, publishers, and vendors.
Chair the library’s Collection Development Committee. In consultation with committee members, develop budgets for all library materials, and develop and revise the library’s collection development policy. Coordinate and oversee the collection activities of library subject specialists, and align collection priorities with the City Tech curriculum.
Supervise one full-time support staff and occasional part-time staff.
Provide comprehensive reference consultation and instruction to members of the college community in person and online. Develop and maintain broad knowledge of resources in general reference areas as well as City Tech degree fields.
Work as subject specialist in assigned areas to evaluate, select, and deselect library materials. Responsibilities include appropriate and timely expenditures, website content creation in areas of specialization, and communication and consultation with subject faculty regarding resources and services, including information literacy and instruction. QUALIFICATIONS
Master's in Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution * A second master’s degree OR doctorate is required for appointment as Assistant Professor; if appointed as Instructor, which is a non-tenure track title, the candidate will be expected to complete an additional graduate degree within 5 years
Experience in technical services, collection development, acquisitions, or related field
An interest in scholarship or creative achievement appropriate for a tenure-track position
Excellent attention to detail and procurement deadlines
Strong oral and written communication skills, and strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills
Excellent interpersonal and leadership qualities, a commitment to collaboration and mutual respect, and the ability to work efficiently and effectively on shared projects and committees in our multicultural library and college/university community PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
Experience working in an academic or research library
Experience with vendors and content providers, including subscription agents, publishers, and library consortia
Background, experience, or degree in STEM fields, especially health sciences or engineering technologies
Familiarity with current trends in scholarly communication, including open access publishing and open educational resources
Familiarity with assessment practices in libraries and higher education
Familiarity with information and instructional technologies
Familiarity with Aleph and OCLC Candidates should provide a cover letter, CV, statement of scholarly interests, and contact information for three references as one document. COMPENSATION CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development. HOW TO APPLY From our job posting system, select "Apply Now", create or log in to a user account, and provide the requested information. If you are viewing this posting from outside our system, access the employment page on our web site and search for this vacancy using the Job ID or Title. Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests. CLOSING DATE Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of resumes to begin August 7, 2017. JOB SEARCH CATEGORY CUNY Job Posting: Faculty EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer. Job Title: Instructor or Assistant Professor - Collections Management Librarian
Job ID:* 17072 Location: NYC College of Technology
Full/Part Time:* Full-Time
Associate University Librarian For Collections, Discovery & Budget
Open Department: University Libraries Purpose of Position: This position will guide the investment of the VCU Libraries budget allocation for the acquisition of books, journals, data sources, and other library materials that are indispensable to successful research and scholarship, teaching and learning, and clinical practice.
In addition, this position oversees staff and procedures which ensure the VCU communities – faculty, students, staff – can find and use these materials. Finally, the position will direct financial operations for the responsible stewardship of all funds expended by the VCU Libraries to enable teaching, acquisition of collections, and leadership work on core challenges facing the VCU academic community. Position
Reporting to the University Librarian as part of the VCU Libraries’ senior administrative team, the Associate University Librarian for Collections, Discovery, and Budget advances and develops the library system’s work in acquiring, processing, and accessioning library collections, and oversees the general financial operations of the VCU Libraries. Provides strategic vision and overall management for developing and extending library collections, and pursues exemplary, data- and assessment-informed stewardship of library collections funds, which exceeds $12 million annually. Directs staff responsible for licensing and purchasing materials for the collections, cataloging and metadata for discovery of collections, preservation of print and tangible materials in the collections, and stacks management, including operational oversight for the VCU Libraries’ off-site collection storage facilities.
The AUL also provides strategic oversight for overall budget management and planning for the VCU Libraries, focused on budget modeling, budget projections, and communicating budget status and needs to inform planning and asset allocation within the library system. The AUL directly manages the departments of Collections Analysis and Investment, Metadata and Discovery, Licensing and Acquisitions, Budget and Assessment (including the VCU Libraries chief financial officer), and preservation operations managed by the Preservation Officer. The AUL will work with colleagues to develop an overall collections-building strategy that extends current initiatives focused on building specific collections of distinction while also meeting the needs of diverse communities of scholars, students, and others that comprise a large research university.
The unique design of this position offers special opportunities and synergies by bringing together management of the VCU Libraries’ collections budget, comprising the largest allocation of the library system’s financial assets, with oversight of its other financial operations and obligations. Serving as a resource for the library system, the university, and the state of Virginia, the AUL will develop partnerships and collaborations that advance efficiencies, strengthen the impact of collections investments, and open new avenues to building collections and helping scholars explore the scholarly record held by or provided access by VCU Libraries. In partnership with five colleagues comprising the senior leadership team, the AUL embraces a prominent role in overall strategic planning, governance, leadership, management, budgeting, and development for the entire VCU Libraries system.
The AUL will foster and stimulate innovation and creativity among staff, advancing the state of practice for collections and discovery nationally. The AUL is expected to be active professionally and to represent the VCU Libraries through participation in local, regional, and national cooperative, outreach, and professional activities. Faculty with the VCU Libraries are evaluated, and promoted, on the basis of job performance, scholarship, and professional development and service.
Required Qualifications: ALA-accredited graduate degree or accredited graduate degree in another appropriate discipline. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
Preferred Qualifications: At least seven years of increasingly responsible administrative experience related to collections and discovery in an academic research library system. Experience in budget projections and modeling for managing acquisitions budgets or as part of other responsibilities.
Excellent skills in strategic planning and visioning, budgeting, project management, and people management. Exemplary interpersonal skills and communications skills; stellar record in leading staff and institutions towards innovative solutions and enhancements that advance the overall goals of the library and its parent institution. To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: www.vcujobs.com Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to education and employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender, religion, sexual orientation, veteran's status, political affiliation or disability.
Senior Librarian - Mylibrarynyc Selection
BookOps is a shared library technical services organization that serves the Brooklyn Public Library and the New York Public Library. BookOps’ Selection Department coordinates, manages, and develops the print, media, and digital collections for the BookOps member libraries. Library materials are acquired in all formats for children, teen, adults, and world language users in accordance with the strategic goals and initiatives of the Brooklyn Public Library and the New York Public Library. In addition, Selection works collaboratively with other Library departments to meet shared goals and obligations. The Specialist II develops, purchases, and manages educational resource teacher sets for the participating Department of Education (DOE) schools of the MyLibraryNYC program across New York City’s five boroughs. The teacher sets must align with Common Core State Standards, supplement and support school library collections, and support the curricular needs of participating schools. The Specialist II works closely with DOE colleagues, New York Public Library’s Strategy and Education Offices, and other BookOps units to create and manage sets. Under the general supervision of the Youth Collections Coordinator, the MyLibraryNYC Selection Program Supervisor:
Develops and manages educational resource teacher sets for the participating schools across New York City’s five boroughs:
Develops and maintains resource sets that meet Common Core standards and support the curricular needs of participating schools.
Works closely with DOE colleagues, NYPL’s Strategy and Education Offices, and other BookOps units to create and manage sets.
Participates with DOE and NYPL colleagues in the promotion of public library. collections and educational resource sets to DOE teachers and librarians.
Participates in ongoing collection assessment and usage analysis.
Monitors the allocated materials budgets for the collections supporting the program.
Makes selection choices which demonstrate the responsible expenditure of the yearly budget and provide a measurable return on investment.
Coordinates with Acquisitions and Receiving Departments to ensure internal management of collection item needs.
Participates in the formulation and implementation of new policies and procedures relating to the collection requirements and processes associated with the ongoing development of the program.
Documents and implements procedures and instructions for program workflows.
Coordinates with the Cataloging Department to ensure accurate metadata is provided and tailored for this distinct audience.
Maintains the quality of the collection by identifying and choosing replacement content.
Coordinates with the Logistics Fulfillment team to manage outstanding holds queue.
Participates in relevant project teams.
Maintains statistics and produces reports.
Performs related duties as required.
Customer Service Skills
ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies.
Demonstrated knowledge of educational and library resources, especially those supporting a diverse student and patron population.
Demonstrated knowledge of and enthusiasm for children’s and young adult literature and other materials used in the classroom.
Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
Successfully demonstrated ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment.
Strong organization and planning skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects or tasks simultaneously.
Demonstrated flexibility, reliability, punctuality, and attention to detail.
Strong computer and other related technology skills, including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google applications, and other document-sharing resources.
Demonstrated knowledge of computer services including online searching, social media and reference resources and databases.
Knowledge of how library collections are purchased, cataloged, and organized.
Must provide a copy of your NY State Public Librarian Certificate .
Knowledge and appreciation of children’s and teen literature, audiovisual materials, computer resources and other materials that constitute a balanced, relevant youth collection, with an added emphasis on nonfiction materials.
Knowledge of current trends and practices in the management and development of youth collections.
Budget management experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of computer services including online searching, social media, and reference resources and databases.
Experience working with the NYC Department of Education preferred.
Knowledge of a foreign language is preferred.
Must be able to lift 30lbs
Sitting and standing for periods of time
Daily use of a computer USD $51,224.00/Yr. USD $51,224.00/Yr. 35 hours per week Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm Evenings and Saturdays as required Local 1930 ID: 2017-9926 Department: SELCTN Selection External Company URL: www.nypl.org Hours (Text Only): 35 hours per week Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm Evenings and Saturdays as required
Law Librarian - Sr. Researcher - Palo Alto, CA
Provides expert research and reference assistance in support of the various legal and administrative departments throughout the firm. Assists in regular outreach to the practice by providing training, consultative support, and informational updates in the areas of print and electronic research. Facilitates the collection development and management of all west coast libraries. Works with Director and Managers on IS Library and Research Services projects.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES*
- Works with Supervisor and the Manager, Research & Reference Services to design, deliver and evolve a robust, value-added research function to the Firm.
- Provides expert research and reference assistance to attorneys in all practice areas in a timely and effective manner using various print and digital resources. Where applicable, provides in-depth analysis and summation of results. Bills time to client/matters as appropriate.
- Provides consultative research and reference support advising lawyers on the optimal strategy and source selection to obtain most authoritative and cost-effective results. Bills time to client/matters as appropriate.
- Provides consultative research support advising lawyers on the optimal strategy and approach to research analysis.
- Provides expert reference assistance to support the functions of the various administrative departments of the firm including, but not limited to, Business Development and New Business/Conflicts.
- Assists in the development of new research and reference offerings and outreach, including but not limited to, bulletins, department and practice group presentations, and direct client services.
- Mentors and trains more junior staff to provide expert research and reference support.
- Provides reference desk coverage as assigned and follows internal procedures for the handling of requests as set by the Director and Manager, Research & Reference Services.
- Maintains expert working knowledge of the library collections, online database resources, inter-library loan availability, document delivery, and other resources as appropriate. Demonstrates an expert level of proficiency in primary database usage, search strategy and syntax, and licensing restrictions.
- Participates in resource evaluation projects including pilots of new services, comparisons of resources, and preparation of related evaluative memos.
- Assigned to focus on particular areas of the practice, administrative departments, and subject or topic areas as required by the Manager, Research & Reference Services, to meet the needs of the Firm. Serve as liaison to a practice group, such as the Intellectual Property department or the IP Litigation practice group.
- Works with Manager, Research & Reference Services to assist in the preparation of and/or delivery of relevant orientation and training programs. Assist in the gathering of materials and drafting or editing of handouts to support the program.
- Works with Manager, Research & Reference Services to support the development and maintenance of intranet reference collections. Assists with link checking, collection development, and integration of subject-specific resources into larger firm portal.
- Assists Technical Services in developing both the paper and digital resources collections. Aids in the evaluation of new and existing research tools and makes recommendations for purchase or renewal of resources. Assist with acquisitions when east coast staff have left the office.
- Assist Digital Solutions with setting up logins when east coast staff have left the office.
- Responsible for the maintenance of west coast libraries; collection development and management.
- Responsible for facilitating outreach to attorney and staff in the west coast offices.
- Facilitates training and orientation for all new attorneys and staff in the west coast offices.
- Works with Director, and Managers on departmental projects and initiatives as requested.
- Contributes to the firm's Service Excellence initiative to consistently improve its image internally and externally. Displays professionalism, quality service and a "can do" attitude to internal members/departments of the firm as well as external clients and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person.
- Expert knowledge of print and digital legal and business resources and research techniques. Advanced knowledge of legal and business electronic resources and databases, and in research and retrieval strategies. Expertise in legislative, statutory and regulatory research, particularly in preparation of legislative and regulatory histories, highly desirable.
- Ability to work quickly, and with great attention to detail.
- Good interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and effectively.
- Excellent organizational skills.
- Excellent customer service skills.
- BA/BS required.
- JD, MLS or MLIS required.
- 5-10 years of reference and research experience required.
- Experience in a large law firm or comparable environment, preferred.
Electronic Resources Librarian
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Job no:505840 Work type:Faculty Full-Time Location:Main Campus (Gainesville, FL) Categories:Library/Physical/Social Science Department:55080100 - LB-ACQUISITIONS / LICENSING CH Classification Title: Assistant University Librarian or Associate University Librarian
JOB SUMMARY The University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries Acquisitions and Collections Services Department seeks a skilled and enthusiastic Electronic Resources (E-Resources) Librarian to serve as Head of the E-Resources Unit. This 12-month, tenure-track faculty position provides leadership and expertise in acquiring and integrating electronic resources into the Libraries’ collections. The E-Resources Librarian reports directly to the Chair of Acquisitions & Collections Services, supervises four staff, and works collaboratively with personnel across the libraries to acquire and manage ongoing access to electronic resources. The E-Resources Unit is responsible for the acquisition and management of the Libraries’ e-resources and engages in a variety of activities, including licensing and acquiring electronic resources and processing over $9 million dollars in annual e-resource expenditures. In support of the mission and strategic directions of the Smathers Libraries, the Electronic Resources Librarian works collaboratively and fosters positive working relationships with colleagues and with publisher and vendor representatives. This position may assist with negotiating license agreements and purchasing arrangements and will represent the Libraries by serving on consortial committees. As a tenure-accruing faculty member, the E-Resources Librarian will be expected to pursue research and engage in scholarship and creative activities that generate impact nationally and internationally, including publications, presentations, and grants; as well as professional service activities that meet library-wide tenure and promotion criteria. The E-Resources Librarian is expected to include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, and perspectives in work activities to support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society. RESPONSIBILITIES
Supervise unit employees (4 FTE) and manage the activities and workflows of the E-Resources Unit, including planning and goal setting, workflow review for effectiveness and quality assurance, hiring, training, and evaluating professional staff and student workers.
Plan and coordinate e-resource lifecycle management efforts, including license review and record maintenance, invoicing and activation, access and authentication, MARC batch record loading and other metadata activities, discovery system and e-resource management system configuration and maintenance, and analysis and report creation for collection assessment purposes.
Maintain effective communication channels and excellent working relationships with subject specialist librarians, library administrators, and publisher/vendor representatives to ensure collection goals are met, including timely renewal and processing of subscriptions and invoices; investigation, planning, and negotiation of new and existing services, purchases, and license terms; and analysis and assessment of e-resource collections and cost effectiveness.
Monitor user interaction with library-created and third-party systems, including consulting with subject/liaison librarians to review settings, investigating and troubleshooting complex access/authentication issues, and providing constructive feedback on product and platform design and delivery to vendors and publishers.
Monitor and evaluate publisher and vendor products, services, and costs; provide input to the administrators responsible for collection budget management and library systems selection.
Contribute as part of the Acquisitions and Collections Services Department leadership team to develop department goals, policies, procedures, priorities, and staffing decisions.
Maintain active involvement in appropriate professional and subject-related national, regional, and state organizations, particularly taking a prominent role in representing the Smathers Libraries with regional and state library consortia e-resource and acquisitions-related committees and group initiatives.
- Engage in professional activities, scholarly research, and service opportunities at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with the Libraries’ tenure and promotion criteria. Advertised Salary: $49,920 minimum salary at the Assistant University Librarian rank; $57,738 minimum salary at the Associate University Librarian rank; Actual salary will reflect selected professional’s experience and credentials
Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, or equivalent professional experience, plus an advanced degree
Appointment at the Assistant University Librarian rank requires two years of relevant experience; appointment at the Associate University Librarian rank requires eight years of relevant experience.
Experience managing e-resources within integrated library systems (ILSs), knowledge bases and e-resource management systems, and third-party discovery systems
Experience supervising, managing, training, and motivating team members
Experience creating documentation and reports and generating statistics to assess collections and/or acquisition plans
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a team member to accomplish common goals and to adapt to rapidly shifting priorities, goals, and deadlines in a complex, evolving, and diverse environment
Evidence of excellent interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication
Evidence of a strong commitment to customer service
Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in research, teaching, service and other work.
- Strong potential to meet requirements for tenure and promotion outlined in the FacultyCareer Development Handbook.
Understanding of business and licensing models and their budget implications, and the ability to clearly communicate that understanding
Functional experience with Aleph and/or Sierra ILSs and EBSCO Discovery Service
Evidence of excellent analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills
Evidence of working independently and meeting deadlines
Project management experience
Understanding of cataloging principles and experience manipulating and batch loading MARC record files
Experience reviewing and negotiating license agreements, purchasing terms, and/or vendor services for electronic resources in an academic library
Experience planning and monitoring library collection funds
Knowledge of trends in scholarly communication and academic libraries, specifically as related to e-resource management; acquisitions; collections; cataloging and metadata; and/or scholarly communications.
Experience with Demand/Patron Driven Acquisitions (DDA/PDA), Evidence Based Acquisition Selection (EBA/EBS), or other “just in time” acquisitions models
Strong presentation skills
Involvement in professional development activities, including research and participation in professional organizations. Special Instructions to Applicants: Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found athttp://www.naces.org/. The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law. Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date. Health Assessment Required:No Advertised:19 Dec 2017Eastern Standard Time Applications close:05 Feb 2018Eastern Standard Time
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