Acquisition/Cataloging Librarian (Job Announcement) Delaware State #job #hbcu #hbcujobs

Acquisition/Cataloging Librarian  

 

Description

Delaware State University
Vacancy Announcement – Acquisition/Cataloging Librarian
University Libraries
Division of Academic Affairs
Apply online at www.desu.edu
Applications will be accepted until position is filled

General Description of the Job:
Hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturdays as scheduled.
Supervises 2 FT staff in the Acquisitions / Cataloging Unit of Technical Services (Library Assistant, Cataloging & Computer Operations and Library Assistant, Acquisitions)

Essential Functions:
The following are the functions essential to performing this job.

  1. In consultation with the coordinator of technical services, develops and implements policies, procedures, standards and goals to continuously improve Acquisitions / Cataloging Unit workflow.
  2. Using the Horizon Acquisitions module and the university’s accounting system: creates ledgers and funds, records and monitors expenditures, and oversees fiscal closing.
  3. Monitors expenditures, vendor payments, encumbrances, and status of orders.
  4. Supervises the Library, Assistant Acquisitions to facilitate and expedite the payment of vendor invoices and bills through the university purchasing department.
  5. Provides management and oversight of one-time order placement and claiming activities including OCLC Connexion Client cataloging and importing of bibliographic order records supplied by library book vendors.
  6. Interacts with selectors to manage ordering, claiming and related order follow-up activities.
  7. Evaluate library material selections to ensure no duplicate orders in process.
  8. Maintains awareness of copy cataloging standards and trends.
  9. Works closely with selectors to purchase e-books.
  10. Performs original cataloging in all formats, conforming to the latest national standards. Classifies materials using a variety of classification schemes.
  11. Establishes and maintains quality control standards with regard to copy cataloging operations, authority control, data input, and database maintenance.
  12. Provides supervision and training for acquisitions and cataloging staff in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and competencies required to improve performance.
  13. Supervise the book bindery process.
  14. Maintain records of library gifts, donations, bindery and weeded resources.
  15. Manage the purchase, receipt, inventory and discard of library equipment.
  16. Maintains departmental statistics and prepares reports as requested by the coordinator of technical services or head librarian.
  17. Teach research classes and develop LibGuides in assigned subject areas.
  18. Performs other duties and projects as assigned by the coordinator of technical services or head librarian.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The individual in this job must possess these skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.

  1. Knowledgeable of LMS systems and library vendor services (Horizon, Midwest Library Services, Yankee Book Peddler and experience with OCLC Connexion).
  2. Ability to develop training materials and provide copy cataloging and acquisitions training.
  3. Demonstrated analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills; ability to perform complex workflow analyses.
  4. Ability to work independently and meet project deadlines.
  5. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  6. Experience working with library vendor representatives.
  7. Extensive knowledge of standard cataloging procedures, including those for e-resources.
  8. Knowledge of computer office applications, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.
  9. Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
  10. Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and ability to work with a diverse student and faculty population.

Qualification Standards:

  1. Education: ALA accredited master’s degree in library/information science.
  2. Successful experience: Three years of relevant work experience in an academic library technical services department including a minimum of 2 years supervisory experience.
  3. Background in cataloging and acquisitions
  4. Working knowledge of OCLC Connexion and ILS systems
  5. Demonstrated ability to apply the following cataloging tools: Resource Description and Access (RDA), the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2r), Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and classification, and MARC21 formats for bibliographic and authority data
  6. Demonstrated ability to apply national cataloging policy and practice as determined by the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) and the Library of Congress

Performance Standards:
The criteria for evaluation in this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

1. Demonstrate knowledge of the DSU Fundamentals

 

Delaware State University is an equal opportunity, Title IX Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, age or disability.

Note: The University reserves the right to change or reassign job duties as provided in policy and negotiated agreements.

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Associate Librarian for Special Collections & Archives (Job Announcement) Virginia State #job #hbcu #hbcujobs

Associate Librarian for Special Collections & Archives

Job Description:

This position serves as the University Archivist and provides supervision and management for all aspects of archival and special collections management, including administrative and financial management, virtual and physical maintenance of paper and digital collections, and service to researchers and donor relations. Also, will coordinate and manage a program of digital, multimedia and paper based records and historical documents; will define and apply the methodology and standards for best practices to born digital and digitized collections; will lead the implementation of digital technologies for online accessible collections; will supervise part-time staff and students; and plan, develop, maintain, and process procedures and manuals to support the management and processing of all archival content.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in MLS/MLIS, History, or Archival Studies with at least five years’ experience in special collections or archives in a university or research library is required. Experience with digital library development in the context of special collections and archives; knowledge of emerging metadata standards (Dublin Core, EAD, etc.); demonstrated experience with digital content management systems (CONTENTdm, Archivists’ Toolkit, etc.); supervisory experience required; demonstrated project management skills are required; knowledge or coursework in Virginia state history with special emphasis on African-Americans is preferred; knowledge and experience using Microsoft Office Suite and other web based applications required; strong organizational skills required; excellent oral and written communication skills required; and proven track record of good customer service skills is desired.

 

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Virginia State University will accept applications through the on-line Recruitment Management System (RMS) at http://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov. Interested persons must attach a letter of interest and current accomplishments related to the position announcement, a current resume/vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if available) of three professional references. Faxed and e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Transcripts and three (3) letters of references must be mailed to:

Virginia State University
Office of Human Resources
1 Hayden Drive, Box 9412
Petersburg, Virginia 23806-9412

Your name and the position number (FA183) must be clearly identifiable on each item submitted. Official transcripts and three (3) letters of reference will be required prior to employment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Review of applications will begin immediately. The selected candidate(s) will be subject to an extensive and complete criminal background check, which may include fingerprinting. Candidate(s) may be required to complete a statement of personal economic interest as a condition of employment.

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Optional Applicant Documents:

Other Document
Transcript

Required Applicant Documents:

Resume
Cover Letter

Contact Information:

Debra Person-Cooper

Phone: (804) 524-6846

 

Reference Librarian (Job Announcement) Virginia State #job #hbcu #hbcujobs

Reference Librarian

Job Description: 

This position reports to the Associate Librarian for Public Services and provides general and specialized reference services to Library users; and provides leadership to integrate library resources into a distance education program; serves as coordinating librarian for distance learning services; develops materials in support of online learning; cooperatively maintains library web pages and social media for distance learning. The Reference/Distance Services Librarian will assist with general orientation sessions and course integrated instruction to develop information literacy competencies. Also, assist in collection development and evaluation for designated departments; participates in reference/information desk duty; works an evening and rotating weekend assignment. This position will also require the supervision and training of student assistants.

Minimum Qualifications: 

Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program is required. Considerable experience working in Reference Services; knowledge of current and emerging trends in instructional technologies, electronic resources and emerging technologies; experience using distance learning technologies such as Blackboard, WebCT or Moodle; experience using Microsoft Office Suite is required; excellent organizational, analytical, and interpersonal communication skills are required; commitment to great customer service; ability to work cooperatively and adapt to new technologies; experience working in an academic library is required; must be available and willing to work a flexible schedule, to include one evening a week and rotating weekend schedule.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:

Virginia State University will accept applications through the on-line Recruitment Management System (RMS) at http://jobs.agencies.virginia.gov. Interested persons must attach a letter of interest and current accomplishments related to the position announcement, a current resume/vita, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if available) of three professional references. Faxed and e-mailed applications will not be accepted. Transcripts and three (3) letters of references must be mailed to:

Virginia State University
Office of Human Resources
1 Hayden Drive, Box 9412
Petersburg, Virginia 23806-9412

Your name and the position number (FA278) must be clearly identifiable on each item submitted. Official transcripts and three (3) letters of reference will be required prior to employment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The selected candidate(s) will be subject to an extensive and complete criminal background check, which may include fingerprinting. Candidate(s) may be required to complete a statement of personal economic interest as a condition of employment.

VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. WOMEN, MINORITIES, AND VETERANS ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Optional Applicant Documents:

Other Document
Transcript

Required Applicant Documents:

Resume
Cover Letter

Contact Information:

Debra Person-Cooper

Phone

(804) 524-6846

Director of Library Services (Job Announcement) Texas College #hbcu #jobs #hbcujobs

DIRECTOR OF LIBRARY SERVICES, TEXAS COLLEGE, TYLER, TX

Purpose of Position:

Responsible for the overall operation of the Library including the supervision of the library building and staff, directs the educational role of the library while meeting the research needs of students and faculty, and meeting necessary accreditation requirements. 

Duties:
Assembles and organizes library materials and resources for use by faculty and student body. Informs faculty about library resources and services. Establishes procedures, policies, and systems for efficient library operations. Implements plans and meets library objectives. Responds to staff and patron needs. Directs the educational role of the library through survey analysis, faculty consultation, and research information. Determines support needs. Anticipates the library role in future course studies, and provides for research needs of students. Plans future needs of library in areas of finance, building, equipment, and staff. Participates in professional organizations to maintain professional contacts, revitalize morale and enthusiasm, and to improve knowledge and skills. Assures proper maintenance of library facilities through adequate operation of physical plant and esthetic appeal. Notifies maintenance personnel concerning repairs and custodial services. Keeps informed of changes in curriculum, teaching methods, and administrative reorganizations which affect the library. Cooperates as a team member with the library staff in performing any professional or nonprofessional duties essential to the achievement of efficient library operations.

Qualifications:
Master of Library Science Degree from an accredited school; minimum of five (5) years professional experience in an administrative academic library position; strong service commitment; excellent communication skills.

Please submit Texas College Application for Employment with resume and copy of transcripts; application can be downloaded from the College’s website at http://www.texascollege.edu

Interested persons should submit an 
application for employment and resume to: 

Texas College
Office of Human Resources
P.O. Box 4500 
Tyler, Texas 75712
 

Fax: (903) 363-1828 

Positions are open until filled. 
Texas College is an equal opportunity employer. 

Reference Librarian (Faculty Announcement) NCCU School of Law

Reference Librarian–NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

(Durham, North Carolina)

This is an EPA (exempt from the state personnel act) position.

The person in this position will serve as a member of the team of reference librarians that provide research and instructional services to the law school faculty, students and staff. Duties include, but are not limited to: teaching in the first year legal research and writing program, participating in the library faculty liaison program; preparing research bibliographies, user guides and other research aids; participating in the selection of information resources; providing reference and research assistance to faculty, students, staff, the local bar and the public; developing and marketing outreach initiatives to educate faculty and students about library services. S/he will also develop and coordinate initiatives and programs to support faculty research, including monitoring the quality, effectiveness and timeliness of reference assistance provided to faculty and recommending, as needed, steps to improve service; managing all aspects of the faculty research assistants program; developing and coordinating training for faculty on the use of databases and library resources; developing and maintaining methods for receiving, distributing and tracking faculty reference questions; engaging the faculty through individualized services and group activities.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Commitment to diversity and inclusion in fulfillment of the university’s mission; aptitude to excel in the general practice of law librarianship; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; excellent research and analytical skills and reasoned judgment; ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others.

Training and Experience:
This position requires a Juris doctor degree from an ABA approved law school and an MLS from and ALA accredited institution; a demonstrated record of providing sophisticated research assistance to faculty or attorneys; excellent written and oral communication skills, a demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, a familiarity with and understanding of legal research materials in all formats and a minimum of two years teaching/training experience.

Application Procedure:

Applications should include a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references. This search will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

Collection Management Librarian (Job Announcement) NCCU School of Law

Collection Management Librarian-NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW

(Durham, North Carolina)

This is an EPA (exempt from the state personnel act) position.

The collection management librarian reports to the law librarian for access and technical services and works closely with the school library. S/he will coordinate the updating of print and microfilm/microfiche materials; coordinate the process of getting newly purchased items properly shelved and maintain a regular shelf count to aid in keeping inventory. S/he is responsible for knowing when a shift of the collection is necessary to accommodate growth and for coordinating any such shift, including keeping track of necessary signage changes and maintenance of statistics of all coordinated work. Position requires management of the work of support staff, service at the circulation desk and evening and weekend hours.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Commitment to diversity and inclusion in fulfillment of the missions of the university, law school and law library; excellent written and oral communication skills, a demonstrated ability to work well in a fast-paced environment; ability to work both independently and collaboratively with others and the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities are essential. Candidate must be able to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, lift, finger pages and carry out repetitive motions associated with the maintenance of library stacks.Training and Experience:

Candidate must have an MLS or MSLS from an ALA accredited institution, previous experience working with the public and two or more years of supervisory experience. Candidate must have experience in providing quality customer service, familiarity with issues and trends in access and delivery services, experience managing a large library collection and experience using an integrated library system.