Acquisitions Librarian, Cataloger, & Digital Resources Librarian (Sam Houston State University, Texas)

Acquisitions Librarian, Cataloger, & Digital Resources Librarian (Sam Houston State University, Texas)

Sam Houston State University seeks three librarians to join a collegial work environment at a Carnegie Research Doctoral University of 17,000+ students located in Huntsville, Texas, sixty miles north of Houston. Sam Houston State University is looking for thoughtful, innovative and enthusiastic individuals for these 12-month, tenure-track positions. In addition to a master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program, the successful candidates will have excellent communication and technology skills, the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

Acquisitions Librarian: This position will manage all facets of the acquisitions processes and workflow for non-recurring orders for print monographs and e-books, as well as, special formats such as music, multimedia, data sets, and rush materials. This position works with bibliographers and faculty members to evaluate and coordinate the acquisition of e-book content, and assists in developing and managing demand driven collection building. Uses SIRSI ILS to evaluate vendor performance, and promotes the use of online acquisitions tools such as YBP’s GOBI to improve selection methods and procedures for acquiring resources. Works closely with other Technical Services librarians and staff to facilitate workflow and make collection resources accessible to the university community.

Cataloger: This position will add e-book cataloging records to the online catalog individually or via batch loads of vendor-supplied records; for the latter, acquire updated files from multiple sources on a regular basis, edit them to our standards and load them into the catalog. This position will also add records for special formats including streaming video collections and data sets. Works closely with Special Collections and University Archives staff to provide original and complex copy cataloging of published materials and manuscript collections. Actively participates in the development and implementation of metadata standards in the Library as they apply to the processing, description, and cataloging of manuscripts, special collections materials, and digital resources. The successful candidate will be open to learning and applying new and alternative ways of resource description and classification.

Digital Resources Librarian: Creates digital collections including metadata for applications such as photographic collections, archives, manuscripts music and video; develops guidelines for access and use. Supervises the training of staff and students in imaging technology including image editing software and other digitization software and hardware. Should be familiar with metadata standards. Ability to plan, coordinate, and implement projects. Good organization skills and an aptitude for complex analytical and detailed work. Experience with creation and/or management of digital objects in various formats is required. Knowledge of and ability to use computer information technologies, especially, digital image technologies, effectively. Experience with web page development and design.

Review of applications for all three positions will begin June 15. Minimum salary for all three positions is $42,000 dependent upon experience and qualifications plus benefits package. Positions will be open until filled. Please visit Sam Houston State University’s online employment site begin the application process. The library’s home page is ; Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace.

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