Technical Services Librarian – Murray State University (KY)

Technical Services Librarian / Assistant Professor University Libraries, Murray State University. This is full-time salaried position to begin in January 2011.

Qualifications: ALA – accredited master’s degree required by January 2011. Two years professional experience (and/or equivalent course work pertaining to Cataloging and Acquisitions), including book, media, serials, and electronic holdings cataloging. Possess a demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with diverse constituents. Must have effective oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to plan and implement routines and processes that ensure the efficient and effective completion of acquisition and other technical services projects; Experience with cataloging digital resources; Experience with outsourcing cataloging; Working knowledge of metadata standards; Familiarity with Ex Libris Voyager; Familiarity with RDA and FRBR sufficient to guide staff in transitioning to these new standards; Familiarity with current and emerging metadata standards and schema including MARCXML, Dublin Core, MODS, and METS; Experience in collection development and assessment all preferred.

Responsibilities: Serves as a project manager for monographic acquisitions; cataloging materials in all subjects, formats and languages; explores and integrates appropriate emerging technologies into cataloging practices; managing authority control; taking part in the planning, implementation and configuration of the ILS as it pertains to cataloging functions and public display; takes part in projects to assess and maintain University Libraries’ Collections. Participates in state-wide, regional and university level professional groups. Any other special duties assigned by the Director of Technical Services.

Application Deadline: October 15, 2010

To Apply: Please Visit

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Murray State University is an equal education and employment opportunity, M/F/D, AA employer.

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