FW: [obs-sis] Acquisitions/Catalog Librarian position vacancy (Orlando, FL)
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JOB TITLE: ACQUISITIONS / CATALOG LIBRARIAN
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.
ACCOUNTABILITIES AND FURTHERING THE UNIVERSITY MISSION:
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.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING:
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:
Head of Technical Services, Law Library
Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
6441 East Colonial Drive
Orlando, FL 32807
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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