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Friday, January 31, 2014

F/T - Metadata/Collection Mgmt Librarian, St. Joseph's (NY)

 The Callahan Library at St. Joseph’s College, Patchogue is seeking a qualified professional to fill the position of Metadata and Collection Management Librarian. The successful candidate will be responsible for the following areas: technical/access services, collection management, copyright compliance, and reference/instructional services.

 Original/complex cataloging and creation of metadata templates for materials in all formats; assurance that records conform to national standards and practices. Coordination of college-wide online catalog content; liaison with/between IT and vendor (ExLibris) for integrated library system, Voyager. Supervision of staff copy cataloging and processing workflow procedures.

 Adjustment/reallocation of funds within materials budget to balance equity among academic programs while accommodating curricular enhancements. Oversight of standing orders for monographs, serials subscriptions, and renewals. Assists director in determining optimal discount rates for individual purchases as well as plans through vendors and consortia. Facilitates management of donated items.

 Working collaboratively with director and librarians on campus-wide collection management policy and practice. Responsible for ongoing assessment of collection content and format transitions in academic and legal (esp. copyright) contexts.

 Monitoring the copyright environment as it relates to issues relevant to library services and the collection including interlibrary loan, e-reserves, archives, Blackboard course management system, etc. Advising on implications of scanning, digitization, and preservation from/to a variety of media formats including the library web page, displays, and publications (subject guides).

 Assisting users as part of reference desk rotation, updating assigned subject guide content, and teaching information literacy classes at the request of the faculty.

Qualifications: MLS degree from ALA-accredited institution (second master’s degree highly desirable); technical services, collection development, and reference experience (preferably in an academic library setting); evidence of continuing professional development activity, particularly readiness to implement RDA standards and current knowledge of e-book issues. This is a full-time, 12-month position and some evening/weekend hours are required.

Application Process: Preference will be given to candidates submitting full dossiers by Friday, February 14, 2014. Screening will continue until position is filled. Send a cover letter, resume/CV and list of three references to the attention of Dr. Elizabeth Pollicino Murphy, Director, Callahan Library, St. Joseph’s College, 25 Audubon Avenue, Patchogue, NY 11772 or