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  • Wilson, Bruce
    Bruce A. Wilson, M.Ed., M.S.L.S., C.A.S. Reference Librarian, W.Va. State Law Library 304-558-2607 (direct dial: 304-340-3980) FAX: 304-558-3673 The bicycle is
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 9, 2009
      Bruce A. Wilson, M.Ed., M.S.L.S., C.A.S.
      Reference Librarian, W.Va. State Law Library
      304-558-2607 (direct dial: 304-340-3980)
      FAX: 304-558-3673

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      -----Original Message-----
      From: bounce-72155806-240778@...
      [mailto:bounce-72155806-240778@...] On Behalf Of Wiesinger,
      Donna S
      Sent: Thursday, July 09, 2009 3:14 PM
      To: AALL Online Bibliographic Services SIS discussion list
      Subject: [obs-sis] Acquisitions/Catalog Librarian position vacancy
      (Orlando, FL)

      ***This position is being cross-posted on several listservs. Please
      excuse any duplication.***


      LOCATION: Barry University School of Law Library (Orlando, Florida)

      RANK: Assistant or Associate Professor of Law Library

      REPORTS TO: Head of Technical Services

      APPOINTMENT: 12 month full-time contract

      SALARY: $44,000 to negotiable, commensurate with experience

      DEADLINE DATE: Review of applications will begin immediately, and
      position is open until filled.


      Barry University School of Law Library in Orlando is looking for a
      full-time Acquisitions/Catalog Librarian to manage and participate in
      the acquisitions, cataloging and authority control operations of the
      School of Law Library, and to assist with collection development
      activities for the School of Law Library. The Acquisitions/Catalog
      Librarian reports to the Head of Technical Services, serves as part of
      the Technical Services management team, and functions as acting
      department head in the absence of the Head of Technical Services. This
      is a full-time tenure track position with professorial rank.


      * Responsible for oversight of acquisitions, cataloging, and authority
      control activities in the Technical Services Department. Serves as
      part of the department's management team, including assisting with the
      management of departmental staff and with development and application of
      policies, procedures and workflows within the Technical Services
      Department. Functions as assistant department head in absence of Head
      of Technical Services. Prepares statistical reports and analyses.
      Periodically reviews and evaluates current policies and procedures
      relating to areas of responsibility and develops or updates policy and
      procedures as needed.

      * Responsible for ordering, receiving, and making payment for library
      materials using Innovative Millennium system and the campus' AIS
      purchase order and check requests systems. Assists department head in
      the preparation, monitoring and tracking of the library acquisitions
      budget. On routine basis, prepares updated financial reports and
      presents data to the Head of Technical Services, the Associate Dean for
      Information Services, and other library managers. Resolves payment,
      subscription, and vendor problems related to acquisitions. Serves as
      contact for vendors and publishers related to the library's
      subscriptions and accounts. Ensures that all electronic, serial and
      continuations subscriptions are renewed promptly and that all issues are
      received. Maintains current vendor contact information in all relevant
      databases. Manages library's United Nations' depository account.

      * Using current national and local standards, performs original and
      complex copy cataloging and classification of library materials in all
      formats, using appropriate documentation and resources. Maintains
      authority control for Barry University's online catalog (BLISSweb).
      Performs database maintenance and ensures quality control of
      bibliographic records. Maintains awareness of current and emerging
      standards in cataloging (such as RDA and FRBR), and oversees local
      implementation of changes in national standards, rules and best
      practices for cataloging. Plan, implement and oversee the outsourcing
      of selected cataloging and authority control to outside, commercial

      * Assists with managing and developing the law library's collections.
      Works closely with the library faculty and teaching faculty to establish
      and execute ongoing collection review, including the routine analysis of
      collection needs. Assists with regular reassessment of library's
      approval plan profiles. Assists with updating and regular review of the
      library's Collection Development Policy. Identifies collection
      management projects including weeding and donations.

      * Engages in original research, publishing and other activities, to meet
      criteria outlined in campus promotion and tenure guidelines.


      * Assists Head of Technical Services with administration of electronic
      journal portal and with electronic resources management, as required.

      * Participates in the development and maintenance of departmental web
      pages, and assists with library web pages, blogs, etc. using web and
      blog design standards and Web 2.0 technologies.

      * Serves the law school by participating in school-wide activities, and
      serves the library by actively participating on the local, regional, or
      national level in associations, conferences, continuing education
      programs, and other professional development activities.

      * Performs any additional duties as assigned or required by the Head of
      Technical Services and/or the Associate Dean for Information Services.


      The Acquisitions/Catalog Librarian reports to the Head of Technical
      Services. Barry University School of Law seeks to offer a quality legal
      education in a caring environment that will enable its graduates to
      apply the skills and knowledge they have acquired to their own personal
      development and to the good of society through the competent and ethical
      practice of law or through pursuits other than traditional legal
      practice. The School of Law seeks to provide a learning environment
      which challenges students to accept intellectual, personal, ethical,
      spiritual, and social responsibilities. The School commits itself to
      assuring a religious dimension in an atmosphere of religious freedom and
      to providing community service. Employees assist in supporting this
      mission of a quality education provided by the School of Law by
      providing the materials required by the students and demonstrating a
      friendly and helpful attitude.


      * Requires ALA-accredited Master's degree in library and information
      science, with completed degree at time of hire.


      * Knowledge of overall technical services operation, policies and
      procedures, including how functions interrelate both within the
      Technical Services Department and within the library as a whole.

      * Strong organizational and time management skills. Must possess
      excellent project management, analytical and problem solving skills,
      with an aptitude for complex and detailed work.

      * Ability to work well independently and as a team member and must be
      able to quickly adapt to changing priorities. Must be able to work
      collegially with library personnel and with other university faculty,
      staff and students.

      * Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication
      skills, and possess ability to follow and give clear instructions.

      * Exhibit good judgment and ability to make appropriate decisions.



      * Requires 3 or more years of professional librarian experience in each
      major areas of responsibility, including: acquisitions, authority
      control, and original / complex copy cataloging.

      * Requires 2 or more years supervisory/management experience,
      supervising library clerical staff and/or professional librarians.

      * Requires ability to meet the requirements of publishing, research and
      service required to achieve tenure. Full-time tenure track position
      with professorial rank. Rank and title is based upon education and

      * Requires significant experience with OCLC Connexion client and with
      either Innovative's Millennium ILS or other computerized integrated
      library management systems.

      * Knowledge of all current cataloging standards and practices in the
      areas of cataloging and authority control, including, but not limited
      to: MARC 21 formats, LCRI, AACR2rev., Library of Congress
      Classification, Library of Congress Subject Heading List, LC Cataloger's
      Desktop and Classification Web, CONSER, NACO and SACO standards, and
      other relevant resources.

      * Requires basic computer skills and proficiency with standard library
      and office equipment, and knowledge of standard office software,
      including Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel.

      * Position holder must be able to perform all duties listed, which
      involve shelving books, pushing full book carts, communicating with
      library and campus staff, faculty and students, answering telephones,
      reading filing instructions and call numbers, reading and handling
      employee paperwork, bending and lifting in accessing materials
      throughout the Law Library, and utilizing computer display, keyboard and
      mouse for extended periods of time with repetitive motions. Possibility
      of exposure to elevated levels of dust from books and other printed


      * Prefer one or more years of collection development experience.

      * Prefer previous experience in a technical services operation in an
      academic, special, research, or law library setting.

      * Experience with outsourcing cataloging and/or authority control
      records a plus.

      * Working knowledge of Web 2.0 technologies (e.g., blogs, wikis, social
      networking, etc.) a plus.

      * Knowledge of HMTL, Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Access, and/or
      Microsoft Visio also a plus.


      Review of applications will begin immediately, and position is open
      until filled. Submit letter of interest, resume, and <<image001.jpg>>
      contact information for three professional references to:

      Donna Wiesinger

      Head of Technical Services, Law Library

      Barry University

      Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

      6441 East Colonial Drive

      Orlando, FL 32807

      Email: dwiesinger@...

      Phone: 321-206-5704

      Fax: 321-206-5720

      The employment process will consist of the completion of an application,
      background and reference checks and interviews. References will not be
      contacted before the appropriate time.

      Barry University is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Barry
      University does not discriminate applicants or employees for terms of
      employment on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin,
      disability, veteran status, political affiliation or any other terms
      prohibited under the county ordinance, state or federal law.


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