Discovery and Systems Librarian, UNC Charlotte

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is seeking a Discovery and Systems Librarian to lead and manage integrated library systems (ILS) and library services platforms (LSP) for cataloging and acquisitions modules, focusing on system configuration, troubleshooting, training, analytics, and documentation. The librarian collects and manages departmental and collection statistics processes. The Librarian works collaboratively with other departments to develop and implement efficiencies in technology use and workflow related to batch loads, data normalization, and other bibliographic maintenance.

Required: 

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.

Preferred:

Systems

  • Demonstrated knowledge of working with integrated library systems (ILS) and/or library services platforms (LSP).
  • Experience with ExLibris’s Alma/Primo platform is highly desirable.
  • Experience determining and configuring back-end functionality in an ILS (configuring cataloging rules, import tables, etc.)
  • Familiarity with networking concepts such as security certificates, domain name systems, port numbers.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging models and tools used by libraries for resource discovery. 

Cataloging

  • Three years of recent cataloging/metadata experience in an academic or research library.
  • Knowledge of current descriptive and subject cataloging practices such as RDA, AACR2, LCSH, LCC, MARC21 formats, and authority control.
  • Proficiency with software programs/products associated with library functions (e.g., Alma, Primo, OpenAthens, OCLC systems and services, MARCEdit, OpenRefine, etc.).  Preferred: familiarity with PHP or Python, XML/XSLT, SQL and API web services.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform detail-oriented and repetitive tasks with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Experience with bulk importing and exporting of cataloging/metadata records.
  • Experience developing cataloging/metadata policies and creating documentation to improve communication and processes.
  • Familiarity with emerging trends in linked data, such as BIBFRAME, RDF, SKOS, etc.

For a full job description and additional information visit our Web site at https://jobs.charlotte.edu/postings/37558.

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Librarian (Data and Subscriptions Licensing), Federal Reserve Board, Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. – Federal Reserve Board

Job Title: Librarian (Data and Subscriptions Licensing)
Job Number: 22493

Position Description: This librarian position (part of the Board’s “Knowledge Analyst” job family) will join an experienced, customer-focused team of five librarians on the Board Research Library’s Data and Subscriptions Team who acquire data and subscription services that fuel the economic research at the Federal Reserve Board, the nation’s central bank. This librarian position blends business reference skills needed to learn about economists’ data needs and acquisition skills to coordinate negotiations for new licenses and renewals of existing licenses. The Board Research Library has 18 staff supporting the research and policy work of more than 300 economists and hundreds of analysts. This position is particularly rewarding because the data and subscriptions we acquire are used immediately to brief Chair Powell, the Board of Governors, and Federal Reserve Bank presidents who chart the course of U.S. monetary policy.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate the research needs of economists and financial analysts to connect them to licensed economic and business data and research
  • Interview researchers to gather specifications used as the basis to negotiate new data and subscription services licenses
  • Coordinate the acquisition process with fellow professionals as the license moves through legal negotiation, procurement, billing, and data onboarding steps
  • Answer questions from data managers and researchers about licensed finance and economics data and subscriptions and connect them to data vendor subject matter experts
  • Verify data citations in externally released publications to ensure data used complies with our license agreements

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of professional experience as a reference librarian or acquisitions librarian
  • Knowledge of the process of contracting for library electronic resources such as data sets, online news, e-journal aggregators, or e-books.
  • Ability to coordinate multiple project workflows simultaneously
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to build relationships with internal customers and external vendors
  • Impeccable attention to detail needed to document the acquisitions process

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience negotiating licenses for library electronic resources such as data sets, online news, e-journal aggregators, or e-books
  • Subject matter knowledge of business data resources (such as economics, finance, banking, or accounting subscription services) is preferred
  • Customer-facing or reference librarian experience assisting users with discovery and use of business or economics resources
  • Basic knowledge of the federal government contracting process is helpful but not required

Location: This role requires relocation to the Washington, D.C. area after the Board ends its pandemic response. During normal business operations, and subject to management approval, alternative work arrangements such as part-time telework may be possible.

Salary: Grade No: FR24/25

Salary offered is commensurate with experience within the following grades:

FR-24    $81,300-$124,800

FR-25    $93,800-$148,900

Benefits: https://www.federalreserve.gov/careers-benefits.htm

Apply:

LinkedIn: Librarian, Data and Subscriptions Licensing, Federal Reserve Board

Or Board Careers: https://frbog.taleo.net/careersection/1/jobdetail.ftl?lang=en&job=22493

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Associate Dean for Collections & Discovery, Clemson University Libraries

Associate Dean for Collections & Discovery

Clemson University Libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, and inclusive leader to serve as our inaugural Associate Dean for Collections and Discovery. The successful candidate will set the vision and strategic directions for the new division and direct the Libraries’ overall collection strategy – planning, developing, interpreting, and implementing policies and procedures related to the acquisition, description, and discovery of scholarly and cultural heritage resources in a variety of formats. Approximately 40 faculty and staff will be part of this new division, working in the following departments: Acquisitions (including print, e-resources, and continuing resources purchasing and management; resource sharing; and collection development); Metadata Services; Digitization, and Special Collections and Archives. The successful candidate would be one of three new associate deans who will be responsible for managing the day-to-day operations of the Libraries and setting the Libraries strategic directions as a member of its Senior Leadership Team. This is a 12-month administrative faculty position, with faculty rank and status.

The incumbent will be responsible for developing collections strategy for the sustainable delivery of inclusive scholarly resources to meet the needs of the university, while also managing and supporting the development of 9 direct reports and overseeing a collections budget of $9 million. Among many other important duties, the Associate Dean will develop a focused program of high-quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries’ mission and goals.

Qualifications:

The required qualifications for the position include and ALA-accredited graduate degree, at least five years of management/supervisory experience in progressively responsible positions in an academic library, work experience in at least one of the division’s four departments, and a record of professional librarianship, research/scholarship, and service that would merit tenure at the Associate Librarian rank or higher.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated skills in personnel, budget, and project management, knowledge of R1 library collections or special collections, and evidence of competence in strategic planning and organizational development. Additional ideal qualities include a second graduate or other advanced degree, and experience with Ex Libris’ Alma Library Services Platform (LSP) and Primo VE discovery system.

Salary & Benefits

Faculty rank and a minimum salary of $110,000 based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. Various medical plans, dental plans, and retirement plans are available. 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 13 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.

Application Instructions:

Applicants should submit their CV, cover letter, and names and contact information for three professional references via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/93779. The deadline for full consideration is October 22, 2021.

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Electronic Resources Librarian, University of Southern Mississippi

The University of Southern Mississippi is seeking an Electronic Resources Librarian.  For more information on the position and to apply please go to this link: https://usm.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=2191&site=1

For questions, please contact Melissa Brooks.  Melissa.m.brooks@usm.edu 

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Eectronic Resources Librarian, Appalachian State University

Electronic Resources Librarian, Appalachian State University

The University Libraries at Appalachian State University seeks a proactive and creative Electronic Resources Librarian to join the Resource Acquisition and Management (RAM) team to support our electronic resources in the areas of vendor relations, troubleshooting, budget management, resource usage analysis, and license review. 

For more information, please visit: 

https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/29968

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NC State University, Discovery Systems Manager

Discovery Systems Manager

Position number: 00004955

The NC State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Discovery Systems Manager in the Digital Library Initiatives (DLI) department. DLI, with eight librarians and seven technical staff, plus student assistants, applies systems analysis, design, and service and software development skills to the creation and improvement of a broad range of library products and services. The department has produced a number of unique, widely used, open source systems to improve service to library users, including the Suma space assessment toolkit, the QuickSearch bento-box-style, single-search system, and the Circa request management system for archives. The department maintains and is currently developing new initiatives in areas including the discovery and delivery of library services and resources, research infrastructure support, digital collections, high-technology spaces, researcher profiles and identifiers, machine learning, and assessment and analytics. DLI maintains a culture of collaboration, with a focus on supporting everyone’s professional growth, providing opportunities for mentorship, and welcoming diverse perspectives. The Discovery Systems Manager leads a team that advances library services through application development and oversees and manages the entire lifecycle of projects, from requirements gathering to deployment. This position reports to the Department Head, Digital Library Initiatives.

Responsibilities

Manages a team of four application developers and one support specialist that develops and supports the core systems that provide access to the NC State University Libraries’ print and electronic resources. These include SirsiDynix Symphony, ILLiad, the Blacklight catalog, EZproxy, and the CORAL electronic resources management system, as well as other open source and locally developed applications that promote resource discovery and delivery, support use of Libraries’ spaces, and improve staff workflows. The Discovery Systems Manager collaborates with Libraries and consortial stakeholders to identify needs and prioritize development of solutions, and works with the team to ensure the stability of core systems. The incumbent is expected to maintain awareness of developing tools for discovery and delivery. This position serves on library-wide committees and teams. Librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field.

Required Qualifications

ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or other relevant advanced degree
Experience leading or working as part of a software development team
Experience with library management systems that support discovery and delivery, such as integrated library systems (ILS), electronic resource management systems (ERMS), discovery interfaces, or resource sharing systems
Experience working collaboratively with stakeholders to identify and implement effective technology solutions
Experience working closely with operational and application development staff, and an ability to supervise
Demonstrated commitment to fostering an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusion
Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably, orally and in writing
Demonstrated potential for ongoing professional development and contribution

Preferred Qualifications

Experience in developing or supporting library management systems in an academic library environment
Experience with application development utilizing languages such as Ruby, PHP, Python, Java, or JavaScript

The Libraries, the University, and the Area

Salary and Benefits

The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Minimum salary: $85,000 annually. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include:  24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. More benefits information is available at https://benefits.hr.ncsu.edu.  In addition, the Libraries offers generous support for ongoing professional development and training.

Application Process

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The Libraries will be flexible during this time and will conduct most or all of this search remotely. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable. Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/. Search in the keyword box by position number 00004955. Complete application, attach cover letter and résumé, and provide contact information for four current, professional references. For assistance with this process, please contact Libraries Human Resources at (919) 515-3522.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.–

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Team Lead for Original Cataloging, Duke University

Team Lead for Original Cataloging

The Resource Description department creates, maintains, and stewards metadata that enables users to discover and access library resources. We do this by providing inclusive description of library materials across a variety of formats and languages and by providing vision and oversight of related cataloging policies, practices, and training.  In addition, the department stewards bindery processes to ensure long-term preservation of and access to library resources.  This work all happens collaboratively within and across departments, and in conjunction with the wider Duke University Libraries (DUL) goal of transforming collecting, preservation, and access to knowledge resources for the Duke community and beyond.

As Team Lead for Original Cataloging, you will:

  *   Manage MARC-based in-house and vendor metadata creation and stewardship for the Libraries’ general collections

  *   Collaborate to ensure ongoing maintenance of MARC metadata post-cataloging

  *   Collaborate with units responsible for rare materials, digital collections, and electronic resources

  *   Engage in Program for Cooperative Cataloging activities, in the development and implementation of the FOLIO open-source library management platform, and in exploring emerging data models

You will like this role if you:

  *   Are collaborative and enjoy working with a variety of people who represent a wide range of functional areas within and outside of DUL

  *   Enjoy working within documented standards to apply them to day-to-day work and projects, and to shape their near- and long-term inclusivity and sustainability

  *   Like using data to assess trends and to project ways in which cataloging activities can be most efficient and responsive to collection and user needs

You will thrive in this role if you have the following:

  *   Thorough experience with standards for description, including ways in which they must be transformed to be inclusive and to support emerging data models

  *   Experience setting goals and benchmarks to manage movement of materials through cataloging queues and successful completion of metadata maintenance projects

  *   Excellent communication skills, creativity, and the desire to foster both agency and common purpose among teams and their members

About Duke and Durham:

Since its founding in 1924, Duke University has grown into one of the most prestigious private universities in the world and its medical center ranks annually among the top in the nation. The Duke University Libraries are the shared center of the university’s intellectual life, connecting people and ideas. The Libraries consist of the Perkins Library, Bostock Library, Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Lilly Library, and Music Library, and the library at the Duke Marine Laboratory in Beaufort. Duke’s library holdings of 6.2 million volumes are among the largest of private universities in the United States.

Duke is a diverse community committed to the principles of excellence, fairness, and respect for all people. We recognize that the workplace only truly flourishes with an active presence of different backgrounds and unique abilities. We value the unseen perspective, the unheard voice, and the unnoticed ideas. We hope to give a platform of growth and connection, where employees can be free to produce new ways of thinking to promote inclusion and respect for all. Duke University Libraries encourages an environment where shared goals are reached by exceptional individuals.

Duke’s hometown is Durham, North Carolina.  Located halfway between the Great Smoky Mountains and the beaches of the Atlantic Ocean, Durham is home to hundreds of restaurants, more than 40 annual festivals, Duke and North Carolina Central universities, art and science museums, world-class medical facilities, and a rapidly growing, richly diverse population. One of three cities that make up North Carolina’s Research Triangle, Durham is known as a vibrant hub for innovation and technology, as well as an incubator of many successful start-ups. It is consistently ranked among the best places to live, do business, and retire. Learn more at https://protect2.fireeye.com/v1/url?k=4fbd7082-10264854-4fbd3e43-86ae1f962b30-6ca6b45dbebd785d&q=1&e=1b4a1b1b-901c-4464-8219-94d743c539b7&u=https%3A%2F%2Fnam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com%2F%3Furl%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Fdurham.duke.edu%252F%26amp%3Bdata%3D04%257C01%257Csofia.slutskaya%2540emory.edu%257C9c7e360700e04d52177708d9747d4712%257Ce004fb9cb0a4424fbcd0322606d5df38%257C0%257C0%257C637668903684718257%257CUnknown%257CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%253D%257C1000%26amp%3Bsdata%3DFG3%252FjzZuzDaahFPsFqkxN7nhlwyeJhx1a2NXbSBFJzo%253D%26amp%3Breserved%3D0.

Duke University consistently ranks among the best employers in the country<https://protect2.fireeye.com/v1/url?k=c9138598-9688bd4e-c913cb59-86ae1f962b30-1f07e799387f29a3&q=1&e=1b4a1b1b-901c-4464-8219-94d743c539b7&u=https%3A%2F%2Fnam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com%2F%3Furl%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Ftoday.duke.edu%252F2021%252F02%252Fduke-named-%2525E2%252580%252598best-employer%2525E2%252580%252599-forbes-2021%2523%253A%7E%253Atext%253DDuke%252520University%252520and%252520Duke%252520University%252520Health%252520System%252520each%252520earned%252520a%252Cemployees%252520in%252520the%252520annual%252520ranking%26amp%3Bdata%3D04%257C01%257Csofia.slutskaya%2540emory.edu%257C9c7e360700e04d52177708d9747d4712%257Ce004fb9cb0a4424fbcd0322606d5df38%257C0%257C0%257C637668903684718257%257CUnknown%257CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%253D%257C1000%26amp%3Bsdata%3D%252BvllrzOpkboEDajlAPQ5zYn0uBLA3F%252FQ74urlePcIWk%253D%26amp%3Breserved%3D0.>. Duke offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes both traditional benefits such as health insurance, leave time and retirement, as well as wide ranging work/life and cultural benefits. Details can be found at:  https://protect2.fireeye.com/v1/url?k=53d50d5d-0c4e358b-53d5439c-86ae1f962b30-76373fd229918135&q=1&e=1b4a1b1b-901c-4464-8219-94d743c539b7&u=https%3A%2F%2Fnam11.safelinks.protection.outlook.com%2F%3Furl%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.hr.duke.edu%252Fbenefits%252Fduke_benefits.html%26amp%3Bdata%3D04%257C01%257Csofia.slutskaya%2540emory.edu%257C9c7e360700e04d52177708d9747d4712%257Ce004fb9cb0a4424fbcd0322606d5df38%257C0%257C0%257C637668903684718257%257CUnknown%257CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%253D%257C1000%26amp%3Bsdata%3DSaGBVjaxlLh7Vfr9kgDjwo0xyf4UiEYBGE%252BhIQJwcRs%253D%26amp%3Breserved%3D0 .

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Metadata Librarian, University of Alabama Libraries

RESPONSIBILITIES: The University of Alabama Libraries is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated individual for the position of Metadata Librarian. Reporting to the Coordinator of Metadata in the Resource Acquisition & Discovery department and working collaboratively in a team with 4 metadata librarians, and appropriate units in the Libraries, this position supports the discovery of and access to the Libraries resources through providing cataloging records adhering to current cataloging standards, and analysis and enrichment of the catalog. This position will play a role in improving discovery for patrons. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:  original and complex cataloging of monographs, continuing resources, non-book materials such as sound recordings, kits, videos, etc.; performing authority work; evaluating catalog data for resource discovery; and keeping current with issues and trends in cataloging.  The candidates must also possess the ability to deal with change and ambiguity in an academic setting. Responsibilities of the position will evolve as the library environment continues to change.

The University of Alabama Libraries is engaged as a beta partner on the FOLIO project. The Metadata Librarians will work as part of the FOLIO project management cycle as modules are developed and tested.  University Libraries currently is a Voyager site and uses Ebsco Discovery Services as its discovery layer.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
    • Experience creating cataloging records and performing authority control.
    • Knowledge of relevant foundational metadata and technologies including but not limited to: RDA, LCC, LCSH, MARC21, etc.
    • Experience using OCLC Connexion.
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively with diverse constituencies.
  • Comfortable with ambiguity.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication, including associated skills such as listening and adapting.
    • Ability to solve problems independently or collaboratively, using sound judgment in decision-making.
    • Familiar with professional standards, best practices, and emerging technologies in metadata and libraries.
    • Willingness to explore new technologies and to find ways to incorporate them in order to enhance services and complete tasks more efficiently.
    • Ability to adapt quickly to new standards and technologies.
    • Job duties continue to change with the evolving research library environment

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 1-2 years’ professional experience with cataloging or metadata creation in an academic library.
    • Experience using integrated library systems (Voyager preferred).
    • Knowledge of data manipulation using MarcEdit, EXCEL, or OpenRefine.
    • Knowledge of batch loading MARC records.
    • Knowledge of linked data models and emerging tools such as LRM, RDF, RDFa, BIBFRAME, etc.
    • Knowledge of non-MARC metadata schemas including but not limited to Dublin Core, and MODS.
    • Knowledge of EBSCO Discovery Service (EDS).

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Alabama, The Capstone University, is the State of Alabama’s flagship public university and the senior comprehensive doctoral level institution in Alabama. UA enrolls over 38,000 students. Ranked among the top 60 public universities in the nation in U.S. News and World Report’s annual college rankings for more than a decade, UA ranked 51st among public universities in the 2018 rankings. University of Alabama students continue to win prestigious national awards. Fifty-one UA students have been named Goldwater Scholars, including four in 2017. The University of Alabama has produced a total of 15 Rhodes Scholars, 16 Truman Scholars, 32 Hollings Scholars and 11 Boren Scholars. The University of Alabama is a leader among public universities nationwide in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars with more than 500 currently enrolled. Under the leadership of President Stuart Bell, UA has launched a strategic planning process that includes an aggressive research agenda and expansion of graduate education. UA is located in Tuscaloosa, a metropolitan area of 200,000, with a vibrant economy, a moderate climate, and a reputation across the South as an innovative, progressive community with an excellent quality of life. Tuscaloosa provides easy access to mountains, several large cities, and the beautiful Gulf Coast.

The University Libraries maintains memberships in the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Coalition for Networked Information, centerNet, LYRASIS, the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries, the Network of Alabama Academic Libraries, the Digital Preservation Network, and the Alabama Digital Preservation Network.  As a U.S. Government Documents Regional Depository, the UA Libraries serves Alabama libraries and the public.  The University Libraries homepage may be accessed at http://www.libraries.ua.edu

Prior to employment the successful candidate must pass a pre-employment background investigation.

SALARY/BENEFITS: 12 month non-tenure track renewable faculty appointment at the Assistant Professor rank. Salary is $52,000-$70,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. Strong benefits including professional development support and tuition fee waiver.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted online only at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu . Click Search Positions. University Libraries in Organization drop down box. Please include your application, Curriculum Vitae, and names, addresses, phone numbers, and e- mail addresses of three references, including one current supervisor.

Consideration of applications will begin October 8, 2021and will continue until position is filled.  The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people,

The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including women, members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

  For questions regarding the search, contact Dr. Millie Jackson, Senior Associate Dean, at   mljackson@ua.edu .

THE UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

Apply at the link below:

https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/49275

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Serials Cataloging Librarian, Penn State University Library

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for a full-time, tenure-line faculty appointment as Serials Cataloging Librarian in the Cataloging & Metadata Services Department.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusion that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusion as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission. More information on Penn State’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusive Excellence can be found by visiting http://equity.psu.edu/psu-diversity-statement. Information about the University Libraries’ Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility efforts can be found by visiting https://libraries.psu.edu/about/diversity.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services (CMS), the Serials Cataloging Librarian is responsible for cataloging new serials (continuing resources: journals, periodicals, newspapers, open access titles), managing retrospective cataloging projects, as well as reviewing vendor serial records and licensed serial content. The Serials Cataloging Librarian works in concert with other faculty in the department in support of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging’s (PCC) constituent programs: NACO, SACO, CONSER, BIBCO.

As a full-time, tenure-line faculty librarian, the Serials Cataloging Librarian is expected to participate in library, college, and university governance and devote time to research, scholarly activity, and service to the University, the public, and the profession. Incoming faculty benefit from the strong mentoring program developed by the University Libraries to support incoming faculty in tenure-line appointments in fulfilling expectations in the areas of librarianship, research, and service.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Performs original and complex copy cataloging (bibliographic description, subject analysis, classification, and authority control) for serials in all formats. 
  • Serves as Penn State’s CONSER (Cooperative Online Serials Program) representative, contributes records to CONSER, and participates in the program’s initiatives and membership meetings. 
  • Serves more broadly as a PCC liaison, keeping a closer eye on PCC-related conversations and reporting back, and providing training as needed.
  • Provides consultation to the Cataloging & Metadata Services Department and serves as a Faculty Resource to the Serials Cataloging Team.  
  • Reviews vendor’s serial records and makes recommendations as to their utility and quality.
  • Catalogs open access serials as part of CONSER’s Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ) initiative and in support of Penn State’s embrace of open access and open educational resources.
  • Supports a commitment to diversity and the library’s shared values. 
  • Engages in research, publication, and professional service as required of tenure track/tenured faculty. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Three to five years experience cataloging serials in an academic institution.
  • Familiarity with the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) and its standards.
  • Knowledge of cataloging and classification standards, including MARC21, RDA, CONSER, and LCC.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and an ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
  • Reading knowledge of at least one non-English language.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Previous experience with CONSER.
  • Active engagement with authority work in NACO, including in-house training.
  • Experience working within a consortia (such as the Big Ten Academic Alliance (BTAA)).
  • Familiarity with shared print arrangements.
  • Proficiency in languages other than English.

Environment: 

The Penn State University Libraries are a strategic asset to Penn State, advancing intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning, all in support of the University’s strategic goals in teaching, research, service, and outreach. The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association of Research Libraries’ investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other campus locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. We serve more than 6,400 faculty and 46,800 students at University Park, and approximately 97,500 students university wide. More than 120 faculty librarians in the University Libraries benefit from extensive technological resources and research support services. Penn State is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance, the Association of American Universities, and the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities. The University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Association of College and Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, Digital Preservation Network, AP Trust, SPARC, CNI, the ACRL Diversity Alliance, and a number of other organizations.

The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day’s drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, and Detroit. For more information, please visit http://www.libraries.psu.edu (http://www.libraries.psu.edu) and http://www.cbicc.org (http://www.cbicc.org).

Compensation and Rank: Tenure-line and salary dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Candidates for the rank of Assistant Librarian should possess a graduate degree in library or information studies or other appropriate degree; must have demonstrated potential ability as a librarian; and must have shown promise of growth in research and service.

Candidate for the rank of Associate Librarian should possess the same qualifications as the Assistant Librarian, demonstrate excellence in librarianship, show evidence of an established reputation in research, and have a strong record of service to the University and the profession.

Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA retirement options, and educational privileges. In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually. Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online and uploaded at the same time at the time of application. Interested candidates should upload the following:

  • Letter of application including a diversity statement
  • Resume or vita
  • Names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses).

Review of applications will begin in September 2021 and continue until position is filled.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Apply at: https://psu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/PSU_Academic/job/University-Park-Campus/Serials-Cataloging-Librarian_REQ_0000017066

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