Coordinator of Acquisitions & Cataloging (Chapman University, California)
Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries has a librarian opening for a Coordinator of Acquisitions & Cataloging Chapman is located in the city of Orange in Orange County, California. See http://www.chapman.edu for information about the university. This is a full-time position. Please see http://web.chapman.edu/HR/jobListing/details.aspx?job=117-10 for job details and information on how to apply. Responsibilities: This position reports to the Chair of the Collection Management Division and works collaboratively to provide leadership and oversight of the work functions in Cataloging and Acquisitions. Develops and reviews technical services policies to ensure that they meet the needs of the Chapman community and to verify that policies and practices are in agreement. Develops effective utilization of technology to streamline workflow and processes. Catalogs all types of library materials according to AACR2, MARC and other relevant standards, and provides a level of descriptive cataloging, classification, and subject analysis appropriate to library standards. Participates in assessment related projects, analyzes and monitors budget allocations, and performs supervisory duties. May participate in reference, instruction, collection development (business, economics, finance, or other related areas), and liaison to appropriate departments, based on organizational needs, in addition to serving on library and university committees. Other duties as assigned. Qualifications: Required: A.L.A. accredited M.L.S. degree. B.A. or B.S. or MBA in Business Administration, Economics, Finance or related field. Knowledge of or demonstrated experience in business librarianship to include reference, instruction, liaison work and collection development. A minimum of one year supervisory experience in technical services (i.e., cataloging, acquisitions, serials) for an assistant librarian candidate, a minimum of three years supervisory experience in technical services for an associate librarian candidate, to include directing and evaluating the work of staff or students. Ability to perform original and copy cataloging in a variety of formats (2 years experience preferred). Understanding of cataloging standards, LCSH/LCC, AACR2 and MARC. Knowledge of cataloging technology such as OCLC Connexion, and an ILS (i.e., Innovative Interfaces). Knowledge or experience using acquisition tools such as GOBI, Midwest, and Innovative Interfaces. Understanding of processes in acquisitions including monographs, subscriptions, and approval plans; and maintaining vendor relationships. Demonstrated ability to balance priorities, meet deadlines, prioritize work, use good judgment and exercise initiative. Demonstrated ability to be flexible when facing new and changing situations. Excellent communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills to interact with diverse individuals at all organizational levels, both inside and outside the university. Commitment to excellent customer service and ability to work flexibly in a team environment. Strong analytical and problem solving skills. Participates in division planning and decision making. Commitment to professional growth and development. Knowledge of best practices in assessment and evidence based research. Chapman University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to providing career opportunities to all people, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.
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