Bibliographer Job Description Sample
Libraries - Metadata/Discovery Librarian - Tenure Track
Position Summary & Description
The Patrick J. Stapleton, Jr., Library, a member of the PALCI library consortia and the Keystone Library Network, at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP) invites applications for a Metadata/Discovery Librarian to join our team of committed faculty. Indiana University, a Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education institution, located approximately one hour driving time northeast of Pittsburgh in scenic Indiana County, is committed to teaching, service and scholarship. This full-time, tenure-track appointment supports learning and research through responsibilities including original cataloging, developing cataloging policies and documentation, and initiating collaborative projects to increase usage of physical and electronic materials by making them more discoverable and accessible. The successful candidate will be welcomed to onboard in Spring 2019.
Engages in the daily cataloging work for print and electronic resources for the Libraries including:
Improves functionality, discoverability and the overall user experience in the Primo Discovery Service.
Develops, maintains, and implements cataloging policies and procedures within a team environment.
Creates analysis and compiles cataloging statistics.
Keeps abreast with current resource description standards such as RDA, BIBFRAME, and other emerging trends in identity management as well as linked data standards.
Oversees original cataloging and processing workflow for IUP theses and dissertations.
Manages updates to bibliographic records to promote authority control.
Serves as bibliographer for assigned departments to facilitate acquisition of resources and liaises with those department faculty.
Trains, supervises, and evaluates assigned staff.
Provides in-person and virtual reference service.
May participate in library instruction activities.
Maintains professional currency and scholarly growth.
Provide service to the IUP Library, the university, the profession and the community.
You may be asked to drive or fly to off-campus meetings and conferences.
Master of Library and Information Science degree from an ALA-Accredited institution; a second master's degree or other advanced degree is required by the time of tenure.
Experience managing library systems and discovery services.
Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging rules and metadata standards such as AACR2, RDA, MARC21, BIBFRAME, RDF, and OCLC Connexion.
Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging, including original cataloging, and electronic resources in an academic library setting.
The candidate must communicate effectively and perform well during the interview(s).
Experience with Ex Libris's Alma and Primo unified library system.
Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with authority control and Library of Congress Subject Headings and Classification.
Understanding of metadata programs, standards and initiatives including BIBFRAME.
Leadership and/or team-based project management in technical services.
Experience as a bibliographer with subject faculty to develop collections that support IUP research, teaching, and scholarship.
Database maintenance and troubleshooting.
Experience working at a reference desk to serve student needs.
An established record of accomplishment in librarianship, scholarship, and service.
The work of this position occurs in a typical office environment. Although infrequent, periods of heavy exertion may occur. Incumbent must have the following abilities:
Ability to travel to field locations and meeting/training sites by motor vehicle when required.
Communicate both orally and in writing to issue, receive and carry out instructions and orders effectively and to convey information to a variety of co-workers and the general public.
Use a variety of common office machines such as telephones, calculators, copiers, computer terminals, keyboards, video display terminals, auxiliary printers and similar equipment.
Perform manual duties such as lifting and carrying various weight limits.
Operate office equipment which may require stooping, kneeling, bending, stretching and prolonged standing.
Provide assistance and guidance to internal and external customers.
Special Instructions to Applicants
To apply for this position, please submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of transcripts, and the names and email addresses of three references via our online application system: https://www.schooljobs.com/careers/iupedu.
Automated reference requests and a confirmation email will be generated upon submission of your application. Candidates who fail to submit all of the aforementioned materials will not be considered.
If the degree listed as required for this position was earned at IUP - no official transcripts are required to be submitted as part of this employment application. IUP HR will verify IUP obtained degrees and only request official transcripts from candidates if needed. Official transcripts will be required prior to hire date for applicants who did not earn the required degrees at IUP.
Review of applications will begin on January 22, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.
Full consideration will be given to applications received by 1/22/2019.
Committed to excellence through diversity, IUP is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V and is a proud member of the State System of Higher Education.
All offers of employment are contingent upon verification of earned degrees through the receipt of official transcripts, confirmation of work eligibility, and satisfactory completion of background checks.
Lead Library Coordinator
Under supervision of the Computer Resource Manager, this position provides administrative assistance to meet the operational needs of the Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics Student Advising Center and supports access to ARE library resources. This position is responsible for the following: textbook orders; coordinating course evaluations and exit surveys; maintaining webpage for library resources; assisting with commencement and orientation activities; managing circulation of library resources, reserves and binding services; and conducting annual library resource orientation. The position also serves as a back-up to the AAIII administrative support in the ARE Student Advising Center.
Lift and move materials weighing up to 25 pounds.
Must be able to run errands on campus in various types of weather.
Must be able to work at a computer for long periods of time.
Must be able to work independently and with minimum supervision.
Frequent interaction with students, faculty and staff; communicate in person, by telephone, and electronically.
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Background Check Required:
This position is a critical position and subject to a background check. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background investigation including criminal history and identity checks.
Organizational skills to set-up and maintain files.
Excellent oral communication, customer service and interpersonal skills to communicate clearly, effectively, and professionally in person, by email and by phone.
Experience using standard business software applications including word processing, email, calendaring, spreadsheet and database software.
Knowledge of library functions and procedures, including library filing practices.
Skills to recognize essential bibliographic elements of title/citation.
Skills to alphabetize, file and retrieve bibliographic records in various files.
Experience with website maintenance.
Experience composing and editing documents and correspondence for accuracy, consistency of format and grammar, and professional appearance and style.
Experience using the MELVYL catalog system.
Experience working with students, staff and faculty in a university/college advising setting.
Experience providing instructional information to groups.
Resource Coord II
Req ID: 23452
Employment Status: AF - Active
Provide research-oriented administrative support for a group of research investigators. In conjunction with Principal Investigators and other staff in an assigned group, assist in the preparation of grant applications and manuscripts for publication and provide support for database creation and management divisionally. Create, manage, and maintain internal databases to help with analysis and decision making for the division, department, and investigators. Provide budgetary support related to grant management and monitoring. Serve as an information conduit between Research Administration and investigators, sharing information and collecting and submitting materials as requested.
Provide support for developing grant applications, protocols, manuscripts, and other similar documents.
Provide sophisticated word processing support for typing, formatting and output of documents.
Integrate graphics, pictures, charts and other elements into documents as required.
Develop and maintain CV s, biosketches and other similar documents, including maintaining investigator bibliographies in programs such as Reference Manager.
Provide bibliographic materials and abstracts, through tools such as Medline; maintain investigator and research program boilerplate, and conduct research as requested on the Internet or library.
Provide support for developing presentation materials. *
Using sophisticated skills in Power Point and other software applications, assist in developing slide and poster presentations.
Coordinate generation of hard copy slides or posters for investigators as required using internal and external resources.
Provide administrative support for investigator/research group.
Manage research documentation, including research records, filing systems, retrieving medical records, and databases, as required.
Assist, as requested, with research with, for example, scheduling subjects, research meetings, etc.
Receive visitors and incoming calls in a friendly and efficient manner directing them to appropriate destinations as required.
Schedule meetings including managing calendars for individuals as requested and coordinating meeting locations, catering, A V, etc. as required.
Make travel arrangements and coordinate authorizations and expense reports and other documents as required.
Type, copy, distribute and file correspondence, reports and other documents as required.
Coordinate purchasing of office supplies and other goods as needed.
Hand delivery of special documents
Coordinate information dissemination and collection for investigator group as required by Stokes, CHOP or clinical/academic departments.
Post and distribute information provided by central. administrative groups
Collect and compile information required by central administrative groups
Coordinate mandatory activities such as fire safety training, TB screening, etc for assigned group.
Other duties as assigned.
Required Education and Experience
- High school diploma or eqivalent with demonstrated success in a similar position for at least 5 years.
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic
Bachelor's degree plus 2-3 years of relevant work experience or high school diploma and demonstrated success in a similar position for at least 5 years. Experience with medical research, in particular NIH forms and process, a plus.
Additional Technical Requirements
Excellent customer service and time management skills required.
Must be able to work effectively with minimal direct oversight and manage multiple projects with varying deadlines for several individuals.
Must be able to juggle multiple demands, work styles, and needs.
Demonstrated skill in use of Macintosh or IBM- compatible computers and with software including Word and PowerPoint including use of tables and merge documents, constructing charts and graphs, embedding graphics and objects, etc.
Familiarity with bibliographic software (e.g., Reference Manager), scanning, slide making, Medline searching, etc. preferred.
All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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Library Service Specialist Ii/A / Library (Pfau) - Cataloging
CSU Job Listing Details
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Job ID: 2018-00979
Library Service Specialist II/A / Library (Pfau) - Cataloging
December 4, 2018
Open until filled
Link to Apply Online:
Campus Employment Homepage:
Employment Status: Full-time, "non-exempt", probationary position.
Work Schedule: Monday – Friday from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.
First Review Deadline: This position will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed beginning December 18, 2018.
Under the supervision of Dean of Pfau Library and lead work direction of the Library Services Specialist IV in charge of Acquisitions/Receiving, the incumbent will provide library cataloging services for Pfau Library. Responsibilities Include, but not limited to:
Incumbent will receive and check-in library materials, approve invoices for payment, process claims, and process gifts of library materials, perform pre-order bibliographic checking, and verify bibliographic records for monographic library materials.
Assist with migration of acquisitions processes to the Ex Libris ALMA Library System.
Receive and distribute campus mail to appropriate areas and retrieve outgoing mail, receive supplies, and maintain inventory of supplies, and assist in moving/ relocation of library materials.
Assist with the training and supervision of students.
This position will be required to compile related year-end reports and/or statistics as needed.
Incumbent may serve as backup for Head Acquisitions/Receiving Unit when needed.
incumbent will perform other duties as assigned.
Education & Experience:
Completion of a High School Education or equivalent certification. A bachelors degree preferred.
Three years of related library and/or clerical experience or an equivalent combination of experience and education.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
Must have a thorough knowledge of office methods, procedures and practices, and a thorough knowledge of correct English grammar, spelling and punctuation.
Must also have a working knowledge of common computer applications such as MS Excel, MS Word, user-created databases; and the ability to use a broader range of technology, systems, and software packages is preferred.
Ability to work accurately with attention to detail and to apply rules in accordance with established policies, regulations, and procedures is required. Both a detailed knowledge of university infrastructure as well as a working knowledge of budget policies and procedures is useful.
Ability to independently handle multiple work unit priorities and projects is required.
Ability to apply independently a wide variety of policies and procedures where specific guidelines may not exist is required.
Applicants must have the ability to supervise, exercise creativity and initiative, communicate effectively, and work productively alone and with colleagues.
A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.
The person holding this position is considered a `mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
California State University, San Bernardino is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status.
This position may be "Designated" under California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. This would require the filing of a Statement of Economic Interest on an annual basis and the completion of training within 6 months of assuming office and every 2 years thereafter. Visit the Human Resources Conflict of Interest webpage link for additional information: http://hrd.csusb.edu/conflictInterest.html.
This position adheres to CSU policies against Sex Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, and Sexual Violence, including Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking. This requires completion of Sexual Violence Prevention Training within 6 months of assuming employment and on a two-year basis thereafter. (Executive Order 1096)
Floater Librarian I (Part-Time)
Brief job description (essential functions of the job):
The Boston Public Library is seeking a part time (18 hour per week) Floater librarian available to work days, nights and/or weekends to staff public service desks. The Floater shall be assigned as needed to various locations throughout the Boston Public Library system.
Floaters are exempt from some but not all limitations on the Hours of Work provisions in the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Under supervision, and within the framework of Library policies and practices, participates in services including reference services, to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting, at various locations in Central or branch libraries as assigned. Also includes the performance of various tasks requiring broad professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and principles of information delivery and services.
Assistant Neighborhood Services Manager, Chief of Adult Library Services or designee
Central Library or branch as designated
To be determined as needed by designated public services manager in consultation with other public services managers. While at assigned location shall report to Department Head, Branch Librarian, or ranking staff member.
As assigned, pre-professional and/or support staff.
Typical duties and responsibilities:
Under supervision performs the following:
Provides reference service to the public by responding to requests for information made in person, by telephone, by fax, email, mail, or over the Internet and answering such requests by using informational resources in all formats, including print, electronic, microform and others.Provides service to adults, young adults and children as assigned through personal consultations, readers' advisory services, outreach and programs.Assists patrons by instructing them in the use of information resources and by identifying appropriate resources, whether owned by the Library or elsewhere.Assists in the selection of materials.Promotes the use of Library resources by developing bibliographies, preparing written descriptions, organizing programs, mounting exhibits, and conducting instructional sessions.Actively participates in system-wide committees; recommends and/or plans improvements in library services.Continuously expands professional knowledge of the Library's resources and other relevant sources in order to assist library patrons efficiently and effectively.Commits to keeping current in the best practices of the profession by taking advantage of training and development activities, by reading professional literature, and by participating in professional activities.Performs other related and/or comparable duties as assigned. Minimum Entrance Qualifications
A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university and a master's degree in library science from an accredited library school. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.
Broad subject knowledge and competency in world languages desirable; knowledge of popular literature, basic bibliographic tools and sources; knowledge of excellent reference techniques; strong commitment to public services; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral and written communication skills; ability to work well with staff and public; initiative; dependability; good professional judgment; tact; flexibility; courtesy.
Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the job.Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of hire.CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information check with the City of Boston.
Union/Salary Plan/Grade: PSA/P-1
Hours per week: 18
Library Media Clerk
Performs clerical library duties in a school library, facilitating student access to materials, reference, and search resources. Maintains the library in proper condition to facilitate use by teachers, classes, and individual students. Performs logistics, inventorying, and clerical duties related to the services provided by the District's centralized instructional and testing materials and media center including ordering, receiving, processing, distributing, and controlling instructional materials and maintaining inventory control records. Works under the direction of Site Principal and District Curriculum Coordinator
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Assists students with finding library materials. Helps students use resource searches and library materials to locate information of interest.
Receives, inventories, stores, and issues inventoried instructional media, instructional supplies, textbooks and instructional support materials and equipment.
Assists teachers by scheduling computer lab, in-service tours, and special study groups along with the established operations of a school library. Provides basic technical support to students using computers. Coordinates and monitors IT repairs.
Sorts and files books utilizing the District's digital record service. Maintains routine files related to library operations.
Catalogs pre-classified books and other library materials by obtaining the correct bibliographic record on-line from a computer database.
Prepares books and other materials for circulation. Applies labels, pockets, and plastic covers to books and audiovisual materials. Shelves and re-shelves books into proper alpha or numeric category.
Checks in periodicals received by the library. Discards periodicals according to instructions. Displays or files periodicals as appropriate.
Charges out and checks in library materials. Collects service charges on overdue, lost, or damaged materials. Prepares and distributes overdue notices and similar short forms.
Distributes, collects, and accounts for textbooks and other controlled documents. Contacts other school sites to arrange for receipt or transfer of textbooks to balance needs.
Assists in coordinating literacy programs and events including, but not limited to, Battle of the Books, Celebrity Reader, Family Literacy Nights, and Book Fair.
May facilitate small group reading sessions, introducing students to grade-level materials.
May research and complete book purchase requisitions for books and materials from book vendors. Obtains authorized signatures.
Performs clerical tasks such as data entry of library, media and textbook inventory, and student transactions into to pre-established databases using data entry screens, and preparing reports on items such as books that are missing, replaced, transferred, or discarded.
Monitors and maintains an environment of acceptable student behavior in the library.
Attends meetings and trainings required by the district.
Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.
Knowledge and Skills:
Requires basic knowledge of library methods, practices and terminology including use of library computer-aided catalog and basic reference sources. Requires basic knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System of classification for library materials. Requires a basic knowledge of the policies and procedures encompassing library operations. Requires sufficient knowledge of personal computers and common business and education software to instruct others in their use. Requires sufficient knowledge of the English language to write instructions and read expressively. Requires sufficient human relations skill in order to influence students' reading habits and to interact with staff and teachers on administration of library programs.
Requires the ability to perform the essential functions of the position. Requires the ability to follow detailed procedures such as standard library cataloging and filing rules. Requires the ability to maintain a well organized and attractive library setting. Requires the ability to apply and explain library rules, regulations and policies. Requires the ability to monitor and maintain acceptable student behavior. Requires the ability to deal courteously with library patrons including students, teachers, parents and members of the public. Requires the ability to perform routine clerical and record keeping duties.
Education and Experience:
Any combination equivalent to: A High School diploma or equivalent (GED) and post high school library science curriculum supplemented with one year of experience in a library or similar instructional support setting.
Licenses and Certificates:
- Valid typing certificate. May require a valid driver's license.
High School Diploma or Equivalent (A Certificate of Proficiency is required if graduated prior to 1981)
Typing Certificate of 40 WPM or higher.
District Clerical Screening Test ( 85% or Higher)
The district administers the Clerical Screening Test monthly. Please contact Human Resources at 661-831-8331 x 6100 to schedule your attendance if you require this certification.
Salary and Terms of Service:
Salary range (23) $15.54 - $19.50 per hour, eight (8) steps, eight (8) hours per day and five (5) days per week (M-F). Holidays, sick leave and vacation benefits. The District currently contributes to family dental, medical, and vision insurance plans and an employee only life insurance plan..
Required Application Procedure:
Apply Online. An online application and all documents supporting the application requirements noted above must accompany your application by the closing date in order to receive consideration for this position. It shall be the applicant's responsibility to supply copies of all documentation, letters of recommendation etc. or other related materials.
A screening committee will evaluate each application, personal resume, and other letters of reference. Interviews will be scheduled for qualified applicants. If after interviews suitable applicants are not found, the search will continue. As required by California State Law, should you be employed by the District, your fingerprints will be taken and submitted to the Justice Department and the FBI for a background check. Processing fee will be at applicant's expense.
Librarian II, (B193530-1), R36, Northwest Library Branch
Plans, supervises, coordinates, and monitors the daily activities and functions of a library branch; ensures the smooth day-to-day operations of same; ensures that all operations and services are conducted in compliance with the Laredo Public Library/City of Laredo accepted policies, practices, and procedures.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of standard library procedures, current information technology, internet, and database search capabilities.
Knowledge of current trends in library services.
Knowledge of the basic practices and concepts of librarianship and information science.
Knowledge of reference books and resources.
Knowledge of censorship principles and privacy laws as applied to library operations.
Ability to supervise paraprofessionals effectively and make decisions in absence of more senior librarian.
Ability to work with the public in a courteous and tactful manner.
Ability to interview patrons and determine their information needs.
Ability to concentrate on work while under constant interruption and change.
Ability to grasp abstract concepts and apply them to library operations (i.e. learning how to use a computer by reading a manual).
Ability to comprehend a wide range of questions regarding a library's collection.
Ability to perform public speaking effectively.
Ability to take and follow directions from supervisor.
Ability to give directions to and gain compliance.
Ability to maintain good planning and organizational skills.
Ability to perform strenuous and routine work.
Ability to make independent decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Ability to maintain good planning and organizational skills.
Ability to use computer hardware, various software programs and technologies, including word processing and spreadsheet programs.
Ability to maintain a valid Texas Driver License and a good driving record.
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious and effective working relations with other employees and respond to general public complaints.
Ability to project a positive and professional image of the City of Laredo.
Ability to effectively communicate both orally and in writing in the English language.
Required to comply with all City of Laredo's policies and procedures.
Ability to maintain good health and physical condition sufficient to permit the full performance of the duties of the position.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:
Work is performed inside an office, library, or computer room. Capable of working closely with others or alone, working long or irregular working hours, working shift work and/or weekends, and traveling by car 5% of the time. Ability to operate a motor vehicle and office equipment; Work requires light carrying and lifting (under 24 pounds), straight pulling, simple grasping, repeated bending, sitting, standing, pushing, twisting, stooping, walking, and reaching above shoulders. Ability to see, write, read, count, and hearing is needed to perform the essential functions of this job.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plans, supervises, coordinates, and monitors the daily activities programs and functions of a library branch; ensures the smooth day-to-day operations of same; ensures that all operations and services are conducted in compliance with the Laredo Public Library/City of Laredo accepted policies, practices, and procedures.
Supervises, plans, schedules, assigns, and monitors work of personnel assigned to the branch library; instructs and trains in correct methods and procedures; checks and approves work in progress and upon completion.
Performs outreach and public relation functions; speaks to community groups to promote library use; promotes all library services through development and implementation of public relations strategic (press releases, articles, interviews, flyer's, etc.); acts as liaison with educational institutions and organizations; contacts groups to encourage visits to the library or visit centers and schools to present programs.
Conducts computer software and online database classes for library patrons.
Oversees acquisitions for branch library; develops and submits orders for maintenance supplies, library materials, and subscriptions; submits revenue deposits and related budget documents; maintains accurate and complete records of circulation, patron records, and inventory of all the branch assets; develops and submits monthly and annual reports.
Receives and resolves patrons' problems and complaints.
Provides readers' services
Assists patrons in finding and using information; interfaces with people and interviews them to clarify their needs; decides where to get the information and escorts them to locations; teaches patrons how to use materials and library equipment; informs patrons of services available; seeks information outside of the library and reserves books.
Provides bibliographic instruction and library orientation; guides tours and instructs groups in use of library resources.
Performs library collection maintenance and development utilizing appropriate reviews and selection tools; reviews electronic sites for linkage to library's home page.
Maintains current awareness and knowledge of the library collection; studies the content and location of books in the collections to maximize retrieval capabilities; studies the content and location of all new reference books received.
Conducts programming to meet the community's needs and library's goals and objectives as determined on an annual basis.
Must be able to learn and stay current with emerging technology, including digital media.
Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patrons, user groups, community organizations, volunteer groups, and to serve the public courteously.
Assists in maintaining good communication between staff, visitors, and other business contacts.
Must follow all rules of telephone courtesy in all telephone communications.
Travels out-of-town to attend workshops and seminars for continuing education.
Will be required to drive a City vehicle for City business use.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program.
At least two (2) years of working experience in a public library.
Valid Licenses and Certifications
Valid Texas Driver License*
- If applicant holds an out-of-state license, a State of Texas Driver License must be obtained prior to employment.
As part of the minimum requirements for all positions with the City of Laredo, a thorough background check and certified school transcripts will be required from all applicants who are offered employment.
Effective February 24, 1997, all selected applicants are required to undergo a drug and alcohol test prior to employment.
Effective January 7, 2008, all persons in safety-sensitive functions/positions, as per City of Laredo Drug and Alcohol Policy definition, shall be subject to random drug and alcohol testing.
A person with a disability who needs a reasonable accommodation related to a selection process is requested to contact the Human Resources Department at (956) 727-6460 two days prior to the scheduled interview and/or test if applicable.
"AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER, THE CITY COMPLIES WITH THE AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT."
Circulation/Resource Sharing Manager
Circulation/Resource Sharing Manager
FLSA Status: Exempt
Months Per Year: 12
Hours Per Week: 37.5
This position oversees all Circulation and Resource Sharing operations of the Law Library to ensure efficient and effective delivery of circulation services and legal materials. This position reports directly to the Director of the Law Library
Seattle University School of Law educates ethical lawyers who distinguish themselves through their outstanding professional skills and their dedication to the law in the service of justice. Faculty, students and staff form a vibrant, diverse, and collaborative community that promotes leadership for a just and humane world.
The Law School's commitment to academic distinction is grounded in its Jesuit Catholic tradition, one that encourages open inquiry, thoughtful reflection and concern for personal growth. Innovation, creativity and technological sophistication characterize our rigorous educational program, which prepares lawyers for a wide range of successful and rewarding careers in law, business and public service.
Supervision: Supervise, train, schedule, evaluate, and manage the daily activities of the Circulation staff and approximately 20 student employees.
Plan, implement, and document procedures for ongoing work and projects, including delegation of work responsibilities. Conduct performance reviews of law library circulation staff. Monitor the student wage budget and develop ongoing training programs.
Circulation Operations: Manage the day-to-day operations of the Circulation Department including policy explanation, complaint resolution, problem solving, patron validation, fine collection, item location, and the check-in and check-out of materials.
Develop and implement circulation policies, procedures and process improvements related to use of library collection, services, and facilities. Maintain working relationships with other libraries, other colleges, and vendors. Interact with a diverse range of patrons, including faculty, staff, students, alumni (judges, attorneys, legal professionals), and guests. Create and maintain database of law library alumni members.
Resource Sharing Operations: Manage and perform all resource sharing services, including interlibrary loans, Summit, and other consortial borrowing and lending requests using specialized databases.
Create interim bibliographic and item records on the library's integrated system. Monitor faculty requests and fulfillments. Act as the primary liaison to the Lemieux Library and other consortial partners on resource sharing.
Ensure compliance with established resource sharing agreements and policies. Reconcile resource replacements and fines.
Circulation Database: Manage circulation module of the integrated library system.
Define patron groups, establish parameters, create and update loan rules, update patron data, item and bibliographic records, troubleshoot and resolve technical problems. Coordinate with Lemieux Library on shared circulation module.
Collection Maintenance: Oversee the shelving and maintenance of library materials; supervise personnel in a variety of maintenance tasks including resource shifting, shelving, and locating missing books.
Organize and maintain reserve collection. Coordinate maintenance and repair of circulation equipment.
Law Library Leadership Team Member: Actively participate on the law library senior management team in developing and implementing the law library's policies, programs and services. Prepare library statistics, reports and assessments.
Work Schedule: Monday – Wednesday 7:00 am to 5:30 pm and Thursday 7:00 am to 5:00 pm (flex schedule). Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule to cover unscheduled absences at the circulation desk, including evenings, weekends and exam periods.
Bachelor's degree and two years of experience required or an equivalent combination of education and experience (requires previous library supervisory/management experience).
Strong public service philosophy with the ability to interact effectively with a wide variety of library clientele.
Experience working with an integrated library system (ExLibris Alma/Primo). Knowledge of rules governing interlibrary loan and familiarity with consortium borrowing.
Excellent customer service, problem-solving, and verbal and written communication skills are necessary for this role.
Must be able to manage own time and projects on a set schedule, while being able to manage the time and efforts of others on assigned projects.
Experience in a college or university library is preferred.
Seattle University, founded in 1891, is a Jesuit Catholic university located on 50 acres in Seattle's Capitol Hill neighborhood. More than 7,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs within nine schools and colleges.
U.S. News and World Report's "Best Colleges 2017" ranks Seattle University 8th in the West among universities that offer a full range of masters and undergraduate programs. Seattle University is an equal opportunity employer.
In support of its pursuit of academic and scholarly excellence, Seattle University is committed to creating a diverse community of students, faculty and staff that is dedicated to the fundamental principles of equal opportunity and treatment in education and employment regardless of age, color, disability, gender identity, national origin, political ideology, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The university encourages applications from, and nominations of, individuals whose differing backgrounds, beliefs, ideas and life experiences will further enrich the diversity of its educational community.
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Assistant Professor, Government Information Librarian (2129-254)
Government Information Librarian Tenure Track Faculty Position, Rank: Assistant Professor
The University of Montana's Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library invites applications from collaborative and innovative candidates for a full-time 12-month tenure-track Assistant Professor / Government Information Librarian. The position will provide leadership in the organization, use, and management of the Library's state and federal government documents collection as well as in promoting user awareness of and access to government information at the University of Montana (UM).
About UM and the Mansfield Library
Located at the heart of western Montana's stunning natural landscape, UM is a magnet not only for top-notch teachers and researchers, but also for students from across the country and around the globe. UM has an increasingly diverse population and rich culture.
The Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library is the largest library in the state of Montana with a spirit of collaboration among a variety of state and regional library partners. The Mansfield Library is a leader in the state in the use of technology to extend services and collections to the citizens and university's global community. It is also the Regional Depository Library for Montana. On campus, the Mansfield Library is heavily used by students and researchers as a learning and social place offering opportunities for cultural and intellectual pursuits through its successful instructional programs, displays, distinctive collections and special events.
About the Position
Reporting to the Head of the Information and Research Services Division, the Government Information Librarian provides leadership and coordination for the access, use, and awareness of state and federal government documents collections and services, including the Mansfield Library's Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP). Responsibilities of the position include training and advisory communications with the 11 Montana Selective Depositories, responding to inquiries and requirements from the U.S. Government Publishing Office (GPO), and communicating with other Regionals around the country. The Government Information Librarian is responsible for FDLP outreach, public access, support services, collection development, and serves as the primary liaison to the GPO in matters related to the Library's service as a Regional Depository Library. The Government Information Librarian consults and collaborates with scholars, participates in a dynamic instructional program, provides reference and information services for the University's students and faculty as well as members of the community. Some evening and weekend instruction and/or reference duty is required. University of Montana faculty members contribute to faculty governance activities within the Library and the University, engage in community and professional service, and pursue an active scholarly agenda including publication and research.
Primary Functions of the Position
Maintains government document depository arrangements as mandated by state and federal laws and regulations
Provides outreach to and coordination of federal and state document collections in Montana libraries through service to selective depository libraries in the state in the form of training, state planning, and guidance on depository management issues
Builds and maintains collections of state, federal and international documents in a variety of formats to meet the needs of the University of Montana community
Builds, maintains and manages the library's general map collections, including those produced by the federal government as well as other non-governmental publishers
Contributes to regional and national cooperative efforts in the promotion and use of government information
Participates in the Library's information literacy and general instruction program, face-to- face and online
Provides general and specialized reference, research and information services for the University's students and faculty as well as members of the community at the reference desk and through various information and communication technologies. May include some evening and weekend hours
Works collaboratively with subject librarians, Archives and Special Collections, Bibliographic Management Services, Digital Initiatives, Technology and Systems Services and others to develop and support activities relating to government information
Develops and maintains physical and online learning objects and research guides
Subject liaison duties may be required in support of information literacy and collection development for an academic discipline.
Active engagement in research and service in accordance with the unit standards for the Mansfield Library
ALA-accredited MLS in library or information science by time of appointment (or equivalent).
Demonstrated knowledge of the Federal Depository Library Program, including regulations, guidelines and practices for depository libraries.
Experience working with or completed coursework in government documents (using both traditional/print and electronic government information resources).
Knowledge of current trends in public services and government information services in academic libraries.
Excellent organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail.
Excellent interpersonal communication, presentation, organization, and time management skills.
Demonstrated skills in use of current technologies as they relate to library services.
Demonstrated ability to work individually and collaboratively in a team environment.
Demonstrated commitment to user-focused services.
Ability to respond effectively to changing needs and institutional priorities.
Ability to meet standards for achieving tenure and promotion as a library faculty member.
Demonstrated ability to cultivate and advocate for an environment of diversity and inclusion.
Experience working with faculty, staff, students, administrators and/or the general public in a government information setting.
Experience or coursework in collection management.
Experience or coursework in reference and instruction.
Experience in developing working partnerships with academic departments and other units across library and campus communities.
Conversant with emerging issues related to teaching, instructional design, learning technologies, and information literacy standards for higher education.
Minimum Salary: Starting at $48,000, depending on qualifications and experience. Desired Start
How to ApplyPriority Application Date: January 6, 2019
Applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. Application review will begin after and continue until the position is filled.
Please submit the following application materials:
Letter of Interest – addressing the stated required skills for the position
Professional References– names and contact information for three (3) professional reference
IMPORTANT: Applications must be submitted through the UM online applicant system to be considered. No exceptions. For a full position description, list of materials & instructions to apply, visit https://umjobs.silkroad.com/.
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Library Assistant - Part-Time
The current recruitment will be used to fill a benefited, part-time vacancy, as well as, to create an Eligible List for future part-time vacancies.
The part-time classification has been designated as non-classified, non-merit system, at-will position.
A Library Assistant performs a variety of specialized, skilled, clerical, and/or paraprofessional library activities. The work requires customer service skills and the application of library science knowledge and techniques, including: bibliographic search procedures, cataloging, circulation, and the use of a variety of reference sources and materials.
A Library Assistant performs duties and responsibilities which may include, but are not limited to, any combination of the following tasks:
Retrieves information from computer and print resources in order to help library users find books or information.
Assists and trains library users in the use of the computer and print resources.
Answers questions and provides service for routine reference questions; refers complex reference questions to the appropriate Librarian.
Assists users in the use of specialized equipment.
Explains or interprets library policy.
Checks library materials in and out; receives monies and maintains accurate deposit and patron account information.
Receives, processes, and makes library materials available to the public.
Promotes the use of library materials using marketing techniques.
Coordinates the library's interlibrary loan activities, including: monitoring overdue books, requesting payment for lost, overdue, and damaged materials; and communicating with the patron to ensure payment and/or return.
This class performs related duties as required.
Assignments are performed according to established policies and procedures, but work is done independently and requires judgment in the disposition of routine matters. Depending on assignment, supervision may be received from a Branch Operations Supervisor or Librarian II, who reviews work through conferences and results achieved. Some assignments require night and weekend work. This class is FLSA nonexempt.
Qualifications & Requirements
Employee Values: All employees of the City of Mesa are expected to uphold and exhibit the City's shared employee values of Knowledge, Respect, and Integrity.
Minimum Qualifications Required. Any combination of training, education, and experience equivalent to two years of college-level work preferably in Liberal Arts, Library Science, or a related field. Good (1 - 3 years) of library experience in a public contact environment.
Preferred/Desirable Qualification. Possession of a Library Technician Certificate.
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