Technical Services Librarian
Indiana Tech is a thriving, independent, teaching-oriented institution with a focus on career/professional programs in business, engineering, information technology and computer science, criminal justice, life sciences, human services and many other concentrations. Indiana Tech enrolls approximately 1,600 students in its traditional programs on its main campus and nearly 6,000 students in its College of Professional Studies programs at 17 regional locations and online. Degrees are offered at the associate, bachelor’s, masters and doctoral levels. Over 48% of our students are either globally or domestically diverse; this contributes to our unique vibrant and inclusive campus community. Indiana Tech’s picturesque main campus is located on 45 acres near downtown Fort Wayne. All academic programs are designed to provide students with relevant and practical experiences, including an emphasis on internships. The university is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.
Indiana Institute of Technology embraces diversity and equal opportunity intentionally. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We believe that diversity and inclusion among our employees is critical to our success with respect to educating our students to become global citizens.
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General Summary: McMillen Library is a two-story facility in the Snyder Academic Center designed to facilitate collaborative teaching, learning, research and services to the students, faculty and staff. The majority of the library’s collection is comprised of eBooks, eJournals, eVideos, and other online resources. The virtual library is integral to McMillen’s services and resources. Indiana Tech, a private non-profit STEM university in Fort Wayne, IN, offers both campus-based and online programs. This full-time position blends technical support and user services based on a small team approach that stresses collaboration, communication, and transparency. He/she will report to the Library Director.
Principal Duties & Responsibilities:
- Serve as the primary librarian for Cataloging and Processing in technical services, with shared responsibilities for the Acquisitions and Collection Management aspects of technical services, using an integrated library system.
- Responsible for cataloging all types of library materials according to relevant bibliographic control standards.
- Share responsibility for managing the library’s collection of electronic resources via the OCLC WMS system.
- Responsible for managing all interlibrary loans and document deliveries
- Assist departmental colleagues with formal reference services, research consultations, and instructional services in assigned academic program areas.
- Responsible for research consultations – will include partnering with classroom instructors to identify appropriate OER, eBooks, and other content for their courses.
- Apply customer service skills to enhance user satisfaction.
- Perform routine circulation desk and reference desk functions.
- Run WorldShare and SFTP reports in OCLC WMS in order to perform routine maintenance and ensure an accurate collection of records.
- Use Blackboard Collaborate and Microsoft TEAMS systems.
- Create and update LibGuides, including video tutorials.
- Plan projects, take initiative, meet deadlines, and create documentation.
- Display attention to detail and excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
- Display excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Be able to adapt to, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks.
- Other duties as assigned
- Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies from an ALA-accredited program, required.
- Minimum 1 year of experience with cataloging standards, such as MARC, LCSH, RDA, FRBR, and PCC provider-neutral record guidelines for electronic monographs, serials, and integrated resources, in an academic, public, school or special library, required.
- 2+ years of experience with cataloging standards, preferred.
- Experience cataloging online resources, preferred.
- Experience processing interlibrary loans for articles and books, preferred.
- Experience as a liaison in an academic library setting, preferred.
- Experience providing library instruction/information literacy in the classroom setting, preferred.
Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment. May require occasional schedule augmentation as needed. Scheduling must be flexible to accommodate early morning, evening or weekend work when needed (not a normal happening).
A resume and cover letter are required in the application process. For preferential review of materials please apply by June 6, 2021. Review of completed materials received will continue until the position is filled.