Cataloging & Periodicals Librarian (Wyndham Robertson Library at Hollins University)

Cataloging & Periodicals Librarian


Wyndham Robertson Library at Hollins University invites applications for the position of Cataloging & Periodicals Librarian.  Candidates are sought who are committed to cross-functional librarianship and interested in working in a collaborative library environment dedicated to the support of a liberal arts curriculum.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Cataloging & Periodicals Librarian will provide leadership, management, supervision and planning for bibliographic control of materials in all formats by participating in and/or directly supervising all library cataloging, acquisitions and periodicals operations.  The librarian will maintain original and copy-cataloging policies and procedures for materials in all formats; oversee the check-in, claiming, and renewals of periodicals and manage the library’s relationship with its periodicals vendor(s); lead the library’s bibliographic control efforts through awareness of emerging trends, standards, and technologies; and supervise 1.5 staff as well as 1-3 student assistants.

Qualifications:  The successful candidate will be a motivated self-starter who possesses a high level of energy, flexibility, and creativity and an eagerness to participate fully in the daily life of a small, liberal arts university community.  Required:  ALA-accredited MLIS/MLS or equivalent degree or other related master’s degree; demonstrated ability to perform original and copy cataloging using LC classification, MARC formats, and AACR2 in an automated library system environment; excellent oral and written communication skills; experience with or ability to learn and execute management of periodicals subscriptions in all formats; a demonstrated commitment to professional development; and a demonstrated ability to supervise, manage and delegate work among a team of colleagues.  Preferred:  Working knowledge of an integrated library system; experience or training in the cataloging of special formats; and experience working with a periodicals vendor.  This position includes the possibility to participate in provision of reference and instruction services, depending upon qualifications and interest.

Hollins is a distinguished national liberal arts university, founded in 1842 as one of Virginia’s first chartered women’s colleges.  Located in the beautiful Roanoke Valley, Hollins has many outstanding academic programs, including a nationally-recognized English and creative writing program, outstanding internship opportunities, an undergraduate leadership curriculum, extensive study-abroad options, and first year seminars that include information literacy instruction.  Wyndham Robertson Library  received the 2009 ACRL Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in recognition of its creative programming and dedication to enriching the intellectual life of the university.

Review of applications will begin on October 15th, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.  A letter of application, résumé, and the contact information of three professional references should be e-mailed as attachments to .  Hollins University is an equal opportunity employer committed to advancing women and to supporting a diverse community.

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