Technical Services Librarian

Hours: 
Typically Monday - Friday, 40 hours per week
Location: 
Alliance, OH
Job Type: 
Full Time
Expires: 
11/15/2020

Organization: 

University of Mount Union

Requirements: 

Qualifications

Education

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school required

Experience and Training

  • Experience with cataloging, technical services, and collection development and management required.
  • Experience with an integrated library system

Knowledge

  • Comprehensive knowledge of integrated library system software and bibliographic supports systems.
  • Must be able to produce required reports, printouts, data as needed.
  • Ability to interpret information and make decisions in accordance with standards and best practices in bibliographic services.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of OCLC cataloging protocols, Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (2nd edition), USMarc, Dewey Decimal Classification, Library of Congress subject headings, authority control standards, and familiarity with Resource Description and Access (RDA).


This position is required to complete assigned University compliance training as communicated by the University.

Duties: 

  • Catalogs and classifies print and online information resources as well as objects and equipment; analyzes and interprets resource data and applies appropriate bibliographic metadata standards and formats
  • Supervises and manages student employees, as necessary, to enhance their academic and professional development
  • Maintains quality assurance of all records in the library catalog and establishes or updates department policies by keeping abreast of current cataloging and OPAL/OhioLINK practices.
  • Manages and interprets copyright compliance issues associated with the copying and distributing of library-owned or licensed information resources
  • Monitors and analyzes resource sharing data to support library strategic planning and collection development
  • Develops and implements policies and procedures, and oversees mediated lending of library collections and information resources
  • Manages requests from faculty and other library users and obtains requested research and information resources
  • Manages the organization, processing and storage of library and university archive collections.
  • Supports the library’s reference services with scheduled desk hours. Provides research help services via the library’s LibAnswers and LibGuides platforms.
  • Maintains collection integrity with weeding protocols and inventory assessments.
  • Serves as a liaison to academic departments by supporting collection
     development, instruction in information literacy, and maintaining faculty contacts.
  • Participates in professional, library, and university service and engagement activities as appropriate.
  • Reports to the Director of Libraries

Contact Information: 

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