Catalog and Systems Librarian (Bethel University, McKenzie, Tennessee)

Catalog and Systems Librarian, Bethel University, McKenzie, Tennessee

Bethel University in McKenzie, TN is seeking a vibrant, team-oriented, future-thinking person to fill the role of Catalog and Systems Librarian.

This person will be responsible for original, complex and copy cataloging of materials in all formats including electronic resources; reviewing and implementing new workflows as technologies change; and providing departmental supervision and training to staff and student assistants in cataloging and support tasks. In addition, the successful candidate will review cataloging policies and procedures and implement improvements. This person will serve as the database administrator for the library’s integrated system; manage the information technology infrastructure for the library; update and maintain the library website; recommend new technologies; train staff on new technologies; and provide leadership in solving problems associated with delivery of electronic resources. An upcoming major responsibility will be the conversion from Dewey to LC classification. Additional responsibilities will include liaison work with specific departments, and working with other faculty and staff on the continuous improvement of the library and its services.

New graduates from ALA-accredited schools are encouraged to apply if they have taken appropriate classes in cataloging and technology management. Energetic librarians with cataloging experience who are ready for a challenge and a change of pace are also encouraged to apply.


Masters of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program

Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

Strong service orientation

Work style that is approachable and personable

Able to take initiative in developing or working with new projects

Ability to work well both independently and as part of a team

Commitment to service and professional development

Experience in an academic setting preferred

This is a non-tenured University faculty position. Salary commensurate with experience and education.

Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae and transcript to

Formal review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Bethel University is an equal opportunity employer. Bethel University does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, familial status, non-limiting physical handicap or disability in its hiring and employment practices, or in admission to, access to, or operation of its programs, services and activities in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d). All employees are initially hired on a 180-day probationary period.

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