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Friday, March 27, 2015

F/T - Assoc U Librarian for Tech Svcs, Fairleigh-Dickinson Univ (NJ)

Associate University Librarian for Technical Services, Fairleigh-Dickinson Univ – NJ

Associate University Librarian for Technical Services is needed for Fairleigh-Dickinson Univ., Florham Campus in Madison, NJ.
Job Summary:
Reporting to the Provost, Florham Campus, the Associate University Librarian for Technical Services directs and supervises the operations of all areas of the Technical Services Departments on both the Florham and Metropolitan Campuses. The departments provide technical services support to all libraries within the university. Services include selecting, ordering, cataloging and processing new print and digital materials, providing and maintaining access to multiple forms of electronic materials, supporting library staff in their use of the integrated library system, and the ongoing development of the library website/portal.
Responsibilities of this position include establishing and implementing departmental policies; supervising the cataloging of materials for the libraries’ print and digital collections; overseeing the day-to-day management of the Libraries’ electronic resources; bulk loading of cataloging records from various resource vendors; authority control processing; overseeing ongoing catalog maintenance; coordinating staff training for new library technologies; leading the library website team and overseeing implementation of new technologies on that site; generating statistical and special request reports; participating in library collection development; and providing occasional reference service.
The incumbent functions largely without daily direct supervision and assumes substantial project and library systems-related responsibility. Works closely with the Associate University Librarians, the Systems Librarian and Technology Support Specialist, and other library department heads to develop and coordinate library-related projects. This is a university-wide position that requires periodic meetings, and full days work, at the Metropolitan Campus libraries, in addition to duties performed at the Florham Campus Library. The incumbent serves as a member of the University Library Steering Committee.
Required Qualifications:
1. MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited library school.
2. Five years progressive professional library experience in Technical or Public Services, including staff supervision.
3. Two to three years original and copy cataloging experience with a proficiency in RDAOCLC searching, assignment of LCSH, LC Classification, and use of authority files.
4. Technological knowledge of library applications and processes.
5. Effective analytical skills to quickly assess and resolve library procedural and system issues.
6. Effective organizational skills to work on several projects simultaneously while continuing to meet schedules and implementation dates.
7. Working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite of applications. Working knowledge of HTML and web page design is desirable.
8. Ability to write and execute simple SQL scripts.
9. Excellent written and oral communication skills and interpersonal skills. Must be able to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, students, and outside vendors’ sales and technical support personnel.
10. Experience with online searching of indices and other electronic resources, reference service, bibliographic instruction and collection development.
11. Valid driver’s license and accessibility to transportation for travel between campuses.
12. Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check. Candidates for hire will be required to sign a waiver authorizing the background check and produce a Social Security Card.