Job Posting: Collections Management Librarian, ArtCenter College of Design, CA

DESCRIPTION

This position oversees operations of the newly formed Collections Management Department encompassing acquisitions, cataloging, and serials. As a leader in this section the Collections Management Librarian initiates projects to implement new catalog-related technologies, creates efficient workflows, and trains staff on these initiatives. Responsibilities include working closely with the Library Systems Administrator on ILS management, serving as the primary contact to OCLC, and providing technical support for creating and maintaining access to print, electronic, and multimedia format material. Incumbent has the option to participate in reference services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Provide leadership in the areas of acquisitions, cataloging, interlibrary loan, and serials
  • Establish and manage interlibrary loan services
  • Create and maintain records for library materials to facilitate access and discovery
  • Catalog materials in both print and electronic formats in a variety of subject areas focusing on art and design through use of the library database, a national library database (OCLC Connexion Client), standards for classification and subject terminology (DDC, LCSH)
  • Perform both copy and original cataloging
  • Create authorities by individual downloads from OCLC or originally; work to convert legacy non-OCLC/LCSH authorities to these forms; follow national standards (MARC 21, AACRIIr), along with customized departmental standards
  • Develop policies and procedures
  • Supervise two full-time and one part-time staff members
  • Work in partnership with Systems Administrator and other staff to improve access to database
  • Keep abreast of policies and trends in the area of collections management
  • Create and maintain accurate and authoritative records for all library materials in the library database according to national library standards, to allow library patrons to find and access physical and digital library assets
  • Maintain data to include the full life cycle of creation, updating and deletion based on library holdings
  • Develop procedures related to book processing and tracking lost or missing library materials
  • Maintain ILS integrity by managing authority control, oversees inventory projects, as well as updating location and record coding

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited program
  • Thorough knowledge of electronic and traditional cataloging, classification, and authority control, as well as current standards, trends, and forthcoming changes with FRBR, RDA, MARC, and emerging technologies in collections management
  • Ability to track acquisitions budget using Microsoft Excel
  • Understand copyright as it relates to interlibrary loan
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Minimum 3 years supervisory experience

Preferred:

  • Academic library experience
  • Interlibrary loan
  • Innovative Interfaces Millennium or Sierra
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced library environment
  • Subject knowledge of art and design

More information and application: http://www.artcenter.edu/accd/employment_14249.jsp

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