Bibliographer Job Description Sample
Head Of Collection Management Services
Supervisory responsibility for all collection management services operations (Cataloging, Acquisitions, Serials, Physical and Digital Material Processing). Provide the means for access to the printed, microform, online database and audio-visual resources of the library. This position supervises all bibliographic access and control operations, including bibliographic utilities (e.g., OCLC) and local online systems (e.g., Innovative).
Position Specific Responsibilities:
Assume leadership, management, responsibility, scheduling and supervision of the Library's Collection Management Services (CMS) staff, organization and workflow.
With senior library leadership, plan long and short-term policies and programs, set goals and establish departmental priorities, including allocation of staff and other resources.
Direct, manage, and participate in all aspect of Acquisitions.
Oversee assignment of vendors for acquisition of monographs, serials, and microforms.
Oversee the book and serial ordering process.
Collect and organize relevant statistics from each unit in the department.
Monitor books budget balances and subscriptions, book orders and memberships.
Establish and implement procedures for online catalog maintenance and bibliographic control. Oversee maintenance of online catalog resources.
Determine scope, selection, and subject content of library materials; assign subject headings in line with current accepted Library of Congress practice and the established needs of library users.
Develop CMS and fiscal affairs policies and procedures which will anticipate and meet the information and services needs of the Law Library and satisfy the University auditors.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers of other Rains and Hannon Library departments and Law School Faculty. Serve as the manager for updating and implementing – CMS policies and procedures.
Responsible for budgetary and fiscal management of Law Library finances. Coordinate with the Law School's finance department as necessary.
Keep current with advances and changing technology in the field by participating in professional and continuing education activities of local and national law library groups.
Train all library professional and paraprofessional staff as necessary in bibliographic identification, access and control procedures; best use procedures of online shared cataloging databases and other bibliographic tools; and in best use procedures for use of Innovative Interfaces Sierra ILS, the library's integrated online system.
Coordinate vendor demonstrations/presentations for professional and paraprofessional staff.
Perform other related duties as assigned or requested. The Law School reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.
Minimum of four years increasingly responsible professional technical services/ Collection Management Services experience in a law or academic library. Minimum two years of supervisory experience.
KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS: •Demonstrated knowledge of proficiency in Anglo-American Cataloging Rules I and II, Resource, Description, and Access (RDA), Library of Congress classification and subject cataloging; MARC and Library of Congress bibliographic tools; OCLC/Innovative operations. High level of understanding and knowledge of acquisitions and serials workflows and processes. Prefer knowledge of a least one modern foreign language.
Ability to work independently; delegate, coordinate and manage a heavy workflow; recognize and resolve complex bibliographic problems; implement and supervise effective departmental record keeping.
Highly developed organizational and leadership skills. Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills to effectively and professionally communicate with internal and external constituents. Organizational ability to run an efficient and effective collection management services operation is paramount in this position.
Required creativity and judgment to produce the best possible solutions suitable for specialized clientele of the law school community. Have initiative to restructure the operation to meet changing conditions and needs.
Demonstrated computer competency and preferably knowledgeable of relevant systems.
Typically a Master's degree in Library/Information Sciences from an ALA accredited program or related field or equivalent experience. Additional masters in a liberal arts discipline or some legal training preferred. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes.
Physical Demands (if applicable) Special Instructions Exemption Status: Exempt Salary Grade Minimum:
Salary Grade Midpoint:
Posting Date 03/05/2018 Application Deadline Date:
Library & Archives Paraprofessional 2
Headed by an elected state official, the Office of the Secretary of State is responsible for administering elections within the state, registering corporations and charities that do business within the state, collecting and preserving the records of governmental bodies within the state, and maintaining the Washington State Library. The office also administers the Address Confidentiality Program, the Legacy Washington and the Combined Fund Drive. Visit our website at: www.sos.wa.gov.
Library and Archives Paraprofessional 2
This position reports to the head of circulation and is responsible for processing serials and other items for library collections, maintaining the collections to ensure accessibility for our patrons, and assisting customers at public service points.
Please note: Interviews for this position will be conducted on an ongoing basis. First review of applicants will be June 1, 2018. It is in the candidate's best interest to apply as soon as possible. The hiring manager reserves the right to fill the position at any time.
This recruitment could be utilized to fill future openings. Duties
Serials Processing and Collection Maintenance
Receives and physically processes all serial items, including newspapers, microfilm, journals, periodicals, and standing order continuations in accordance with acquisitions procedures
Records receipts and creates check-in and item records in the ordering, serials, and cataloging modules of the integrated library system
Maintains check-in cards and public and staff displays in MARC format
Creates and maintains serial holdings records, including predictive patterns, special notes, and public catalog display
Ensures that catalog information accurately represents the physical collection and makes sure that WSL serial holdings are accurate in the OCLC bibliographic utility
Performs copy cataloging for serial bibliographic records, including title changes, using AACR2 and/or RDA rules and MARC standards
Applies concepts of bibliographic control including description, successive entry, levels of enumeration, and chronology
Refers items needing original cataloging to a cataloger
Uses OCLC bibliographic utility and the integrated library system to search, identify, export and/or overlay, and maintain serial bibliographic records
Monitors order fulfillment, verifies fiscal receipt, and authorizes invoices for payment for all serials and resolves any problems or discrepancies in accordance with acquisition and fiscal procedures and policies
Posts the day's work in the integrated library system near the end of each day
Initiates claims process through the maintenance of automated claim cycles, in conjunction with the Ordering Specialist. Works directly with vendors to resolve claims. Maintains accurate records of claims in process
Shelves new and customer-used journals, print newspapers, and newspapers on microfilm. Shifts collections as needed to prevent overcrowding and damage to library materials. Notes and reports condition issues to the appropriate collection head.
Shelf-reads collections to make sure items are in the correct sequence and arranged properly on the shelves
Discards print newspapers that have been replaced by microfilm.
Prepares newspapers for annual microfilming process.
Assists with creation of preservation enclosures, application of preservation treatments, and other preservation-related tasks.
Processing, withdrawal, and relocation of library materials
Copy catalogs and/or physically processes items for the Department of Corrections (DOC) library branches
Uses the OCLC bibliographic utility and the integrated library system to search, identify, export and/or overlay bibliographic records.
Refers items that need original cataloging to a cataloger
Facilitates and tracks the flow of DOC branch materials through the technical services group
Unpacks DOC branch gift shipments and packs materials for shipment to the branches
Resolves problems with processed materials in consultation with DOC branch library staff
Processes relocations of materials between, and withdrawals from, WSL collections, including updating of integrated library system and OCLC records and relabeling of items
Backs up the receiving, invoice authorization, and materials processing work of the Receiving Specialist.
Customer Service, Research Service, and Circulation
Acts as building receptionist and manages the main building phone line. Assists building visitors and callers or refers them to the appropriate location/librarian
Responds to basic, routine customer inquiries regarding library services, program areas, processes, procedures, and materials, as well as basic, routine information requests. Refers customers to reference service areas or staff for further information when appropriate
Logs customers in to the quick use computers and answers questions about computer use-related policies
Assists library customers in person and by telephone, using the circulation system
Explains library card registration procedures and assists customers in completion of paper registration forms; reviews and verifies library card applications and issues library cards; enters and updates patron information; and maintains patron database
Responds to inquiries regarding library circulation policies and procedures
Assists customers with check-in, checkout, renewal, and/or holding of library materials; overdue, claims returned, and lost library materials; and payment of fines for lost or damaged library materials
May staff reference service points, including the circulation/reference desk and the virtual chat reference service; determines best way to answer reference questions by conducting thorough reference interviews and consulting with higher level staff as needed; responds to requests received from all customer gateways, including email
Conducts research to respond to information requests; utilizes reference resource materials, catalogs, indexes, databases, and legal materials to identify and analyze sources to answer questions
Assists customers with use of all the collections, including federal and state publications, general and specialized reference, newspapers and periodicals, databases, and the website
Retrieves collection materials upon request during regularly scheduled pager shifts and provides backup coverage
Ability to read and effectively communicate, verbally and in writing, using the English language
Ability to efficiently use a personal computer and applicable software to successfully perform the essential job functions of the position
Attention to detail
One year of experience in the functional operations of a library
One year of recent experience (within the last five years) working with serials management, serial record copy cataloging, and serial holdings management
Experience using the Innovative Interfaces Millennium software
Experience in library circulation
Experience working with library collections, including shelving, shifting, shelf-reading and other stacks maintenance activities
Experience providing library reference service, particularly via email and/or online chat
Experience using OCLC Connexion software
How to Apply
To be considered for this this position you must attach a resume and a letter of interest describing how your experience and qualifications relate to the position description and the required and preferred/desired qualifications.
You must complete the supplemental questions at the end of this application. Incomplete responses such as "see resume" will not be considered. In addition, if the employer you identify in the additional information section is not included on your resume or work experience profile, you will not receive credit.
All veterans must include a copy of your DD214 to receive preference in the hiring process. You must redact your social security number before attaching it to your application.
The Office of the Secretary of State is an equal opportunity employer (EOE). We do not
discriminate on the basis of religion, age, sex, marital status, color, creed, national origin, political affiliation, military status, sexual orientation, or any real or perceived sensory, mental or physical ability. All interested candidates are encouraged to apply. Persons of disability needing assistance in the application process, or those needing the announcement in alternative format, should call (360) 704-7145.
Cataloging Technician IV - University Libraries (000883)
Tracking Code000883 Job Description
The University of Denver Libraries, comprised of the Main Library at the Anderson Academic Commons, a remote storage facility called the Hampden Center, and the Bonfils Stanton Music Library in the Newman Center, is a highly collaborative organization that serves a diverse population, ranging from our students, staff, and faculty to public and other academic patrons from the surrounding region. The Anderson Academic Commons is the campus centerpiece for collaborative teaching, learning, and engagement. The University of Denver Libraries are central to discovery and creative interaction among students and faculty, and provide collections, services, personnel, and systems that support the teaching and research programs of the University. The institution is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and inclusive faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.
This full-time position reports to the Coordinator of Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian, performs the highest-level cataloging, and is responsible for a variety of library tasks including complex edit, adaptive, and original cataloging in all formats. This position possesses an advanced understanding of cataloging rules, standards and the ability to interpret overall library policy and procedures. Ability to resolve complex cataloging issues; contributes analysis and quality assessment of vendor supplied records; works independently to solve problems. Participates as a member of the Cataloging department and serves as a resource to staff regarding the application of national and local cataloging policies and procedures to specific situations. This position also works closely with the Curator of Special Collections, subject-specialist librarians and other staff to create enhanced bibliographic access to materials.
Performs complex edit, adaptive, and original cataloging in all formats using a variety of resources in a multi-system, networked environment, and/or contributes to national bibliographic or authority databases.
Serves as a consultant to cataloging technicians and hourly library assistants to interpret cataloging rules, developing work standards and monitoring work quality and flow.
Working independently, recognizes, identifies and solves problems related to bibliographic records and attached records including item records and may include order records.
Maintains a thorough knowledge and understanding of current cataloging rules, standards and practices, including RDA, AACR2, MARC format, LCSH, LCC, and local cataloging practices and procedures.
Works on special projects related to cataloging and database maintenance, including analysis and quality assessment of vendor supplied records, and contributes to best practices for batch-loading of records.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Advanced knowledge of cataloging rules, standards, and practices with the ability to resolve complex cataloging problems.
Because the library acquires materials in a variety of foreign languages, foreign language ability is an advantage.
Strong interpretive, and decision-making skills are needed to select and download appropriate records, to apply cataloging rules and practices correctly, and to ensure that records are accurately edited and fully accessible to patrons.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; attention to detail; and ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively as a team member.
High school diploma or GED.
Previous library experience including thorough knowledge with online database systems such as OCLC, and cataloging standards and practices such as AACR2, RDA, and LCSH.
3-5 years cataloging experience
Familiarity with the Ex Libris Alma library services platform.
Some college-level coursework.
Familiarity with the Library of Congress Classification.
Experience cataloging specialized materials, especially musical scores.
Experience with batch-record load processes and programs such as MarcEdit.
Monday – Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm
For best consideration, please submit your application materials by 4:00 p.m. (MST) June 25, 2018. Applications may be accepted and reviewed until position is filled.
Candidates must apply online through www.du.edu/jobs to be considered. Only applications submitted online will be accepted. Once within the job description online, please scroll to the bottom of the page to apply.
The following documents are required to be fully considered:
The University of Denver is committed to enhancing the diversity of its faculty and staff and encourages applications from women, minorities, members of the LGBTQ community, people with disabilities and veterans. The University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
All offers of employment are based upon satisfactory completion of a criminal history background check.
DepartmentUniversity Libraries Administration (322600)Position TypeFull-Time/Regular
Children's Librarian I
Brief Job Description (essential functions of job):
Under supervision, and within the framework of Library policies and practices, to participate in services to a diverse population characteristic of an urban setting with emphasis on service to children and to perform professional work requiring application of professional knowledge of literature, bibliographic sources and services with a concentration on children.
Supervises: As assigned, professional and non-professional staff members.
Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
Under supervision performs the following:
1.Assists in the development, planning and implementation of the Library's program of service to children through personal consultations, reference and readers' advisory services, outreach and programs.
2.Participates in the development of interactive relationships within a defined neighborhood and in the implementation of activities to stimulate community use of the Library's resources especially through schools, and other agencies which serve children and their families.
3.Plans and conducts comprehensive programming for toddlers, preschoolers and school age children such as story hours, book talks, craft programs, puppetry, book discussion groups and summer reading programs.
4.Performs readers' advisory services and difficult or involved reference for the general public.
5.Provides instruction to increase patrons' skills in the use of book resources and electronic databases.
6.Manages program funds assigned to children's services.
7.Participates in the development of the children's book collection and manages the appropriate materials budget.
8.Assists in the compilation of annotated lists and bibliographies involving book and non-book materials.
9.Responsible for oral presentations and written reports on children's activities within the branch library.
10. May be responsible for day-to-day operations of the branch in the absence of the Branch Librarian or other ranking staff member.
11. May participate in recommending and/or planning changes in service or new services for children.
12. Actively participates in system-wide committees, training and other professional activities.
13. Performs other related and/or comparable duties as assigned.
Minimum Entrance Qualifications
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. Courses in children's literature and/or work, taken for credit, at an accredited library school.
Storytelling courses and/or experience desirable. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or experience, may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.
Knowledge of children's literature including bibliographic tools and sources pertaining to children's literature and work; knowledge of the techniques of programming for children; interest in children and in library work with children; willingness and ability to develop strong interactive community relationships; willingness to assume responsibility and carry out assignments independently; good oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to search the Internet and other electronic databases; ability to work well with staff and public; initiative, dependability, good judgment, tact, 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: 35
Library Assistant Senior
Nature of Work Benefits Supplemental Questions
Provides clerical and technical support in the provision of library materials and excellent customer services at a variety of library service points in areas of circulation, media, acquisitions, cataloging, inter-library loan, and reader's advisory functions.
Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines, occasional work beyond normal business hours, and responding to customer issues. Position is subject to drug testing in accordance with State and Federal regulations and City of Las Cruces policies.
Work is performed in a library & office setting; May also involve driving. Light physical demands; mostly desk work. Must be able to lift & carry up to 20 pounds of books and push a loaded book truck up and down ramps. Frequent use of a personal computer.
FIRST CONSIDERATION MAY BE GIVEN TO CURRENT CITY OF LAS CRUCES EMPLOYEES WHO MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS.
Meeting or exceeding the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in the process.
Full-time, regular, non-exempt
Duties and Responsibilities:
•Provides excellent customer service in a courteous and respectful manner to assist patrons with the use of library materials; provides customer service in borrowing and returning library materials; responds to inquiries, both in person and over the phone; assists customers in using computers and retrieving information; provides routine care and maintenance of library equipment; may respond to user complaints; resolve problems with patrons regarding lost, damaged, overdue books and fines.
Provides customer services at a variety of locations with bookmobiles and special outreach services; checks books & materials in and out; loads and unloads materials; sorts, replaces and updates book & materials selection; provides special reading programs for customers; maintains log sheets; may drive bookmobile to various locations; conducts pre-trip inspections and performs routine maintenance.
Receives, processes, and handles library books & materials for collection; shelves library materials within the appropriate area and empties book drops accurately and in a timely manner; applies barcodes, security strips, spine labels, genre labels, and bookplates; attaches book jackets and repairs items on an as-needed basis; makes minor repairs to library materials; charges and discharges library materials at circulation points.
Collects fines using automated circulation system; functions as section cashier, which includes receiving cash, performing daily reconciliation, making bank deposits, and maintaining petty cash fund in accordance with City policy and procedures.
May perform interlibrary loan functions; searches, identifies, and retrieves materials requested from other libraries and materials requested by other libraries; monitors copyright compliance; edits online database accurately to request materials; manages cooperative document delivery program and maintains transactional statistics.
May provide clerical support for application database; prepares print and non-print library materials for circulation in accordance with bibliographic format; inserts barcode, price, material type, status, special messages and notes; assigns classification numbers and subject headings to bibliographic records; prepares patron library card records and adjusts records as needed.
May assist in the implementation of children and young adult library programs; promote and host programs. assists with preparation and implementation of library programs
May perform materials verification work involved in the acquisition of library materials including submitting orders to vendors, resolving billing and delivery problems with vendors, canceling orders, preparing invoices for payment, and maintaining financial files and records.
May oversee workflow of students and volunteers in the department; may assist with the training of other Assistants; may also serve as technical resource to other Assistants on library programs, policies and procedures.
Equivalent to a High school diploma AND two years experience as a Library Assistant. A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy. Associate's degree in Library Science is desirable.
Valid driver's license may be required or preferred. If applicable, position requires an acceptable driving record in accordance with City of Las Cruces policies.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Knowledge of: Policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct and safety of library programs and facilities; the Dewey Decimal System of classification, MARC tagging, library cataloging conventions, and Library of Congress Subject Headings; business and personal computers, and specialized software applications; City policies and procedures.
Skills in: Entering information into a computer system with speed and accuracy; using barcode reader, typewriter, copier, label printer, materials cleaning machines, book knives, book trucks, metal security strips, and rubber stamps; working with several disparate computer database systems; using basic arithmetic for collection of fines and cashiering duties; providing customer service and reception duties; recognizing and resolving conflicts in library data entry; organizing workload to keep pace with flow of library materials.
Ability to: Assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands; communicate effectively in verbal and written forms; establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers and customers
Project Research Assistant (Entry Level) - Johnston, RI
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The Project Research Assistant provides support to analysts and scientists engaging inhealth-related quality of life research projects including health outcomesanalysis projects, strategy projects, instrument development projects, anddissemination work.
Conductsliterature searches and reviews, drafts summaries of literature, develops
PowerPoint slides from text, format documents, updates Excel files, builds andmaintains bibliographic / reference databases, facilitates meetings and takesmeeting minutes, copy edits documents, and otherwise supports the researchstaff.
Generalword processing (creation and editing)
Preparationof and editing of presentations and spreadsheets
Facilitationof meeting arrangements, including minute-taking
Photocopyingand collating of project materials
Conductelectronic literature searches
Draftwritten literature summaries
Obtainreprints of scientific articles
Useof bibliographic software (Citavi, Endnote, or similar)
Documentmanagement/filing on Sharepoint
Buildand maintain bibliographic/reference database and related reports
Assumesresponsibility for completing tasks in a given timeline and in accordance withquality standards
Followscompany and department standard operating procedures
Interactseffectively and collegially with all employees, fostering a supportive andcross departmental sharing environment
Bachelor'sDegree (or higher) or High School Diploma / GED with 2 years of research, editing,proofreading or equivalent experience in an Academic setting and / or academicpublications.
2 years of Academic level reference management, including experience creatingsearch strings and performing database searches (PubMed, Ovid, Thompson ReutersWeb of Science, or similar) and formatting references in accordance with commonstyle requirements.
Mustbe proficient in MS Office Word (editing, creating documents, formattingtechniques to create document templates and style sets), Excel (create,navigate, sorting and create graphs and tables in spreadsheet) PowerPoint(create slide decks to create presentations), and Outlook (emails andcalendars).
Musthave proofreading and / or editing experience
Experiencewith scientific research method, literature and search methods highly desired.
Knowledgeof survey research and survey development would be an asse
Experiencewith bibliographic software such as Reference Manager / Citavi is a plus
Excellentverbal and written communication skills
Planswork effectively to meet goals and ensure timely completion ofassignments.
Mustbe able to meet project deadlines
Maintainspositive relationships with site personnel and colleague
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UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drugtest before beginning employment.
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Senior Librarian (Technical Processes), Librarian 1 Sg-Ns, Box Oce-1073/80052
Minimum Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Reassignment: One year of permanent competitive or 55b/c service as a Senior Librarian (Technical Processes).
Eligible List Appointment: Candidates who are reachable on the Senior Librarian (Technical Process) or Librarian 1 eligible list may be considered for appointment.
NOTE: If you are on the Civil Service eligible list for this title, you may receive a canvass letter. You must complete and return it as instructed on the letter.
Duties Description The New York State Education Department's Office of Cultural Education is seeking candidates for a Senior Librarian (Technical Processes) position within the New York State Library (NYSL). Under the direction of the Associate Librarian (Technical Processes), the incumbent of this position will be responsible for the description of NYSL resources in all formats utilizing MARC cataloging and non-MARC cataloging. Other duties of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
Create original catalog records for electronic New York State documents, and other materials and formats as required, for the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) and the local Sirsi catalog;
Search a variety of standard cataloging tools, such as Cataloger's Desktop, RDA Toolkit, OCLC bibliographic and authority files and MARC manuals;
Create Library of Congress NACO name authority records in the OCLC;
Assign descriptive information, Library of Congress subject headings, Document and Dewey classification and MARC tagging for bibliographic metadata records;
Resolve problems and perform bibliographic database maintenance;
Create and maintain the OCLC records and deposit metadata into both national and local repositories;
Provide links from catalog records to electronic documents;
Maintain expertise and keep current with cataloging practices, rules and standards;
Work with staff in Reference, Preservation and other areas of the NYSL to resolve problems or improve procedures and workflow;
Serve on selected NYSL and professional task forces and committees and make recommendations as needed; and
Review and revise work of support staff.
Additional Comments CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: This will be a permanent appointment. Promotions may change an appointees' negotiating unit. Applicants should be aware that changes in negotiating units may affect their salary, insurance and other benefits. Verification of degree and/or transcripts will be required for all candidates at the time of interview. The work schedule for this position includes flexible hours of Monday through Friday (8:00am – 5:00pm) with rotating Saturdays (9:15am – 5:15pm).
The salary listed above applies to candidates appointed to Senior Librarian (Technical Process), SG-19. The hiring rate for candidates appointed to Librarian 1 starts at $48,027 and for current NYS employees, is based on the candidate's salary at the time of hire. Appointments made from the Library 1 eligible list will serve a two-year traineeship leading to the SG-19 salary level.
- Leads to a maximum salary of $75,785 based on annual performance advances.
APPLICATION: Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest and resume by July 6, 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org (E-mail submissions are preferred). You must indicate the Box number (OCE-1073/80052) of the position in the subject line of your email and/or cover letter to ensure receipt of your application.
COMPANY: LA Law Library
FULL/PART TIME: Full Time
SCHEDULE: 8AM – 4:45PM, Monday-Friday
SALARY: Commensurate with experience plus excellent benefits.
ABOUT LA LAW LIBRARY
LA Law Library is a vibrant community education center in Los Angeles County and a leader in providing public access to legal knowledge, putting national and international sources of law into the hands of those seeking legal information. In addition to acting as the curator and cultivator of a superior collection of legal resources comprised of nearly one million volume equivalents — including one of the nation's largest foreign and international law collections, LA Law Library serves as a gateway to legal
information and a navigator facilitating access to the legal system for those who do not have or cannot afford legal representation. Our staff serves more than 50 thousand patrons annually, both nationally and globally, and the number continues to grow daily as new programs and workshops are developed with the assistance of our many partners to provide innovative legal research technology and services.
The LA Law Library is currently seeking an innovative and energetic librarian to provide original and complex cataloging for materials across the library. Under the general supervision of the Director of Collection Management Services, the Cataloging Librarian is responsible for creating and maintaining a current catalog of the Library's world class collection in order to describe the Library's holdings and provide accurate access for users. Working collaboratively, this full time librarian position will perform original and copy cataloging, oversee maintenance of records for electronic/print materials, and ensure prompt access to newly acquired resources. This position requires a dynamic, self-motivated individual who is committed to process improvement and is flexible and forward-thinking.
Maintains current and accurate catalog of the Library's collection
Catalogs library materials, original and copy, including description, classification, subject analysis and authority work demonstrating thorough understanding of Cataloging policies and procedures in order to exercise independent judgments in decisions.
Performs original and copy cataloging for all formats, including print, non-print, and digital resources – ensuring compliance with national and local standards, such as, MARC21, RDA, AACR2, CONSER, NACO, LCSH, OCLC, and LC cataloging and classification practices and other appropriate cataloging and metadata standards.
Coordinates cataloging processes, procedures and statistics, participating with library colleagues in developing use of appropriate standards and quality assurance workflows for all collections.
Searches bibliographic databases and utilizes the record creation and maintenance features.
Creates and modifies local holdings and item records interpreting various national and local policies and procedures.
Performs continuous review of the catalog and its authority databases to implement changes and maintenance of data.
Performs retrospective conversion of designated materials.
Prepares related statistics.
Other duties as assigned.
Assists the Director of Collection Management Services in coordinating work activities of other Cataloging staff
Proof reads work performed by Cataloging Department staff.
Initiates and coordinates maintenance of cataloging data.
Revises the work of other Cataloging Staff.
Assists with preparation, review and revision of departmental procedures and forms.
Assists with training of new hires, library externs and other volunteers
Participates in professional activities (approx. 5% of time)
Continues professional reading and writing activities in the law library or cataloging arena.
Stays up to date on library trends, national standards and Voyager enhancements.
Represents the Library at various meetings and conferences.
A graduate degree from a school accredited by the American Library Association or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities.
Broad knowledge of cataloging and metadata workflows and services; knowledge of MARC21, RDA, AACR2, CONSER, NACO, LCSH, and LC classification.
Ability to search and utilize OCLC in Connexion Client, RDA Toolkit, Classification Web, Cataloger's Desktop.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Aptitude for complex, analytical, detailed work.
Significant experience working with bibliographic data bases, utilizing the record creation and maintenance features.
Knowledge of basic statistics.
Working knowledge of an integrated library system such as Ex Libris Voyager.
Ability to work in a team environment with diverse staff to achieve the Department's goals.
Ability to plan, coordinate and implement projects.
Ability to exercise sound judgment and make independent decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures related to cataloging.
Working knowledge in one or more foreign languages.
LA Law Library currently offers a comprehensive benefits package including California Public Employees Retirement System (pension program), choice of 10 medical insurance plans, dental and vision insurance plans, paid leave accruals, 13 paid holidays, life and long-term disability insurance, 457 Deferred Compensation plan, Flexible Spending Account (FSA); as well as a transportation allowance/reimbursement program for using public transit or free parking if you drive.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
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Chair, Cataloging And Discovery Services
Chair & Assistant/Associate University Librarian
The George A. Smathers Libraries, University of Florida, seek applications and nominations for the position of Chair for Cataloging and Discovery Services. The department provides descriptions for and access to materials and resources held at the University of Florida in all formats and subjects, including unique and cultural heritage collections. The department collaboratively supports the digital publishing and data curation programs of the Smathers Libraries.
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Discovery, Digital Services and Shared Collections, the Chair for Cataloging and Discovery Services is a year-round (12-month) tenure-track library faculty position which provides leadership, strategic vision and direction for fully integrating emerging cataloging and metadata standards and linked data technologies into academic library cataloging practices. The Chair leads the department in implementing best practices and coordinates ongoing development of departmental staff. The Chair collaborates with departmental colleagues to achieve the department's goals, establish policies and procedures to escalate discoverability of collections in all material formats in accordance with library-wide priorities and support the Smathers Libraries' commitment to cooperative cataloging programs. These initiatives require consultation throughout the department and the Libraries and considerable delegation of responsibilities to project groups. Additionally, this position is a key member of the Libraries' management team, ensuring organizational effectiveness, efficiency, and development of policies for library operations that are attentive to users' experience.
The department is actively engaged in national and international standards development. The successful candidate will be a forward-thinking leader who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about the progressive nature of librarianship, the format of library collections, and the role of cataloging and metadata in extending discovery for library users, as exemplified by the Smathers Libraries' innovative machine-assisted indexing project. The Cataloging and Discovery Services Department is active in the national and international cooperative cataloging initiatives of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) — BIBCO, NACO, SACO, and CONSER. The expectation is that continued strong participation in these programs by the department will serve to help shape, transform, and advance the purpose of cataloging and discovery.
The Chair will include individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, and perspectives in work activities to support all students and faculty and foster excellence in a diverse and global society. This position will pursue professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.
Leads cataloging and discovery services operations by setting well-articulated goals in congruence with the Libraries' strategic objectives; coordinates communications related to department activities; regularly measures outputs through monthly statistical reports; and routinely evaluates needed resources.
Directs the work of the units comprising the department of 10 personnel, including evaluating the department's operational effectiveness through periodic reports, annual performance evaluations, staff development, and solicits feedback from key personnel who work with the department.
Fosters a collaborative approach to achieving the department's goals, establishing policies and procedures to integrate and enhance discoverability of the collections in all material formats in accordance with library priorities and supporting the Smathers Libraries' commitment to cooperative cataloging programs. These initiatives require consultation throughout the department and the Libraries and considerable delegation of responsibilities to project groups.
Provides leadership in cataloging and metadata standards and services, promotes emerging digital information environments, and effective access to materials.
Leads the department in system implementations, and works with other departments throughout the Libraries to ensure that Cataloging and Discovery Services is meeting demonstrated user needs.
Leads the department's support of digitization projects. Ensures that workflows and projects produce appropriate metadata schemes, creates and revises metadata for digital products, derives metadata from authoritative bibliographic tools and sources, across a broad range of material (manuscripts, photographs, ephemera, maps, datasets, prints and drawings, rare books, and archival material) to support the Libraries' digitization initiatives.
Coordinates agreements with representatives of the cooperative cataloging programs in which the Smathers Libraries participates, including assuming primary responsibility for assessing performance and representing Smathers Libraries in negotiating terms and conditions of commitments.
Researches, analyzes and integrates cataloging trends in information management.
Maintains active involvement in appropriate professional and subject related organizations. Professional activity and leadership is expected in identifying and discussing cataloging issues with colleagues throughout the world.
Performs scholarly research and provides service at the institutional and professional levels as related to assignment and in accordance with tenure and promotion criteria.
Minimum salary at the Chair and Assistant University Librarian rank, inclusive of administrative stipend $60,300; Minimum salary at the Chair and Associate Librarian rank, inclusive of administrative stipend $65,700; Actual salary will reflect selected professional's experience and credentials
Master's degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or other relevant advanced degree.
Appointment at the Assistant University Librarian rank requires a minimum of four years of experience in an academic research library; and appointment at the Associate University Librarian rank requires a minimum of eight years of direct experience in an academic research library.
Demonstrated leadership role in an information environment.
Strong management portfolio with experience leading change, supervising and promoting collaboration, and fostering staff professional development and growth.
Expertise in national metadata content standards (e.g., RDA, AACR2, DACS, etc.), expertise in MARC and non-MARC encoding/structural standards (e.g., MODS, XML, EAD, etc.), or expertise in integration of emerging standards related to machine-readability.
Expertise necessary to enhance the discoverability of information resources, including the use of machine-assisted indexing and metadata enhancement.
Demonstrated knowledge of digitization practices related to cataloging.
Record of including individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientation, and perspectives in research, teaching, service and other work.
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with faculty, students, administrators and the general public.
Strong potential for meeting the requirements of tenure and promotion (outlined at http://www.uflib.ufl.edu/pers/cdh).
Initiative, flexibility and the ability to adapt to a complex, rapidly changing academic environment.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Familiarity with the linked data environment, including emerging library initiatives (e.g. BIBFRAME) and name identifier systems (e.g., ORCID, ISNI).
Working knowledge of a foreign language.
Experience contributing bibliographic and authority records using national PCC standards or other programs for descriptive, structural, and administrative metadata.
Experience using metrics to assess effectiveness.
Experience working in an environment advancing digital initiatives.
Record reflecting substantive scholarship and research.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
To apply, submit 1) a cover letter detailing your interest in and qualifications for this position; 2) a written statement regarding the relationship between traditional cataloging and digital services, and their common future (500 words maximum); 3) your current resume or CV; and 4) a list of three references including their contact information (address, telephone number, and email). Apply by July 18, 2018 (applications will be reviewed as received). Failure to submit the required documents may result in the application not being considered. If you have any questions or concerns about this process, please contact Bonnie Smith, George A. Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at email@example.com.
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 at http://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.
Health Assessment Required:No
Librarian II - Cataloging
- The Librarian II – Cataloging will catalog library materials in all formats on a national database, including creating original records as well as adapting records already created by others, with primary responsibility for cataloging serials, video recordings, sound recordings, electronic resources, and Curriculum Collection books. The librarian will also transfer and load files of catalog records between the online catalog and other systems. The Cataloging librarian will also be assigned to a department or program to select materials for the library collections in designated subject areas and act as the library's liaison for outreach and other activities. The library is committed to achieving inclusive excellence and ethnic and racial diversity among our staff, including our librarians.
Position Specific Responsibilities:
Catalog library materials in all formats on a national database, adapting copies from other institutions and contributing original records as necessary. Transfer records to the local on-line library system with appropriate local notes, item records, and codes.
Take primary responsibility for cataloging serials, video recordings, sound recordings, electronic resources, and Curriculum Collection books.
Regulate and normalize headings in the local on-line library system through imposition of authority control.
Transfer and load files of catalog records between the local on-line library system and other systems.
Recatalog and reclassify materials from existing library collections.
Maintain currency with national cataloging standards, network software changes, and local, in-house procedures. Assist in on-going planning, training, and documentation.
Assist with training and supervision of the paraprofessional staff.
Select materials for the library collection in designated subject areas and act as liaison with those academic departments.
Serve on university and library committees and perform other duties as assigned. Contribute to the profession through publications, formal presentations, and participation in relevant professional associations and groups, locally, regionally and nationally.
Knowledge of machine-readable cataloging formats, Resource: Description & Access (RDA), Anglo American cataloging rules, Library of Congress classification and Library of Congress subject headings. Familiarity with OCLC or other national bibliographic databases. Familiarity with Innovative Interfaces or other integrated on-line library systems
Make sound judgments in cataloging decisions, based on RDA, AACR2, and system requirements. Communicate effectively with faculty, students, staff, and the public. Be creative, flexible, and collaborative.
Exercise judgment on selection and retention of library materials. Prioritize work. Input cataloging records and system codes quickly and accurately. Transfer and load record files carefully and accurately.
Minimum of two years cataloging experience, with at least one-year professional-level cataloging experience (including internships) using OCLC or similar national bibliographic database.
- Familiarity with Sierra cataloging interface, BIBFRAME, linked data, metadata standards, and/or rare book cataloging standards.
- audiovisual cataloging; original cataloging; regulating headings in an online catalog; working in an academic library.
- Typically a Master's degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
Physical Demands (if applicable)
- The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Occasional standing, walking, and lifting and carrying up to 20 pounds. Frequent reaching to low levels. Constant sitting, finger movement, feeling with hands, clear speaking, conversational hearing, and seeing near.
Applicants should submit the following materials:
Letter of application, with a statement of professional goals;
Curriculum vitae or resume;
List of three professional references (names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers).
Exemption Status: Exempt Salary Grade Minimum: Salary Grade Midpoint: Posting Date 03/26/2018 Application Deadline Date:
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