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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

F/T - Technical Services/Systems Librarian - Bard Grad Ctr

Technical Services / Systems Librarian
Bard Graduate Center Library
The Bard Graduate Center offers MA and PhD programs in the history of the decorative and applied arts; cultural and design history; museum history and practice.

The library collection comprises approximately 50,000 volumes of monographs, rare books, auction catalogs and bound periodicals. The library subscribes to nearly 300 serials. The staff is made up of 3 professionals, 2 library assistants, and student employees. This position reports to the Chief Librarian.

Manages all aspects of technical services workflow and quality control, including database management, planning for future initiatives, proposing technological solutions and supervising cataloging staff.
Responsible for original and copy cataloging monographic and serial materials in all formats and a variety of languages.
Works with Chief Librarian to establish departmental policies and procedures, as well as long-range planning.
Coordinates the implementation and maintenance of new library software and upgrades.
Responsible for local system administration of Innovative Interfaces and OCLC, including changing local settings and running reports.
Responsible for serials maintenance including check-in, bindery and claiming.
Participate in reference services, bibliographic instruction, and staff training.
Other duties as assigned.

ALA-accredited MLS with at least 2 years of cataloging experience
Thorough knowledge of cataloging principles and procedures including AACR2, USMARC formats, LCSH, authority control, and LC classification.
In-depth experience with an integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces and OCLC preferred). Experience with an OCLC reclamation project is highly desirable.
Excellent database management skills.
Some reference experience required, as well as the willingness to participate in bibliographic instruction.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse community of colleagues and library users. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Working knowledge of 1 or more foreign languages.
Background in art history, decorative arts, or garden history preferred.

Screening begins immediately, applications will be considered until the position is filled. Send letter of application including salary requirements, resume, and names of three references to

Originally posted on a library school listserv.