Librarian, Cataloging and Collection Development

Delaware State University
Delaware, United States
Competitive Salary
Posted date
Sep 22, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Librarians & Library Administration
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Delaware State University
Vacancy Announcement - Cataloging and Collection Development Librarian
Office of Student Services
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Applications will be accepted until position is filled

All interested qualified candidates must apply online at the University's website for full consideration.

General Description of the Position
Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director for Library Services, the Cataloging and Collection Development Librarian is responsible for the daily operation of cataloging, acquisitions and collection development. Adhere to the University Library goals and objectives to support the teaching, learning, and research needs of students and faculty in all academic disciplines. Cataloging and Collection management includes but is not limited to original and copy cataloging (multiple formats), preservation (binding) and weeding/deselecting library materials. In addition, this position coordinates the ordering of print monographs, ebooks, and electronic media, and tracks departmental spending. Supervises three full time staff in the Cataloging and Acquisitions Unit of Technical Services.

Hours: Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Lunch 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.; Saturday as scheduled and Extended Hours During Exams.

Essential Functions
The following are the functions essential to performing this job.
1. In consultation with the coordinator of technical services, develops and implements policies, procedures, standards and goals to continuously improve cataloging, acquisitions and collection development workflows.
2. Creating original MARC records, copy cataloging, editing, exporting and importing bibliographic records in all formats in OCLC Connexion and the Integrated Library System. Identifying and correcting incomplete/incorrect records and upgrading records according to cataloging rules and standards including authority control.
3. Coordinates processing, including labeling and collections marking of library materials. Recatalogs materials, as appropriate, to provide better organization, discovery and access.
4. Coordinate the ordering of print monographs, ebooks, and media, to track departmental spending. Interacts with library subject liaisons to ensure library materials selected to be purchased are not duplicates and evaluates e-book selections.
5. Maintains awareness of original and copy cataloging standards and trends.
6. Provides supervision and training for acquisitions, cataloging and serials staff in acquiring the skills, knowledge, and competencies required to improve performance.
7. Maintains departmental statistics and prepares reports as requested by the coordinator of technical services or library director (Example: cataloging statistics, preservation and deselected weeded materials).
8. Manage the inventory and discard of library materials and equipment.
9. Teach research classes and develop LibGuides in assigned subject areas. As the liaison and collection developer purchase library materials for Health and Public Policy (includes Nursing and Social Work).
10. Ability to work collaboratively and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork among colleagues.
11. Ability to work cooperatively with people from diverse backgrounds.
12. Performs routine operations at the Circulation/Reserves Desk as scheduled.
13. Performs other duties and projects as assigned by the coordinator of technical services or library director

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The individual in this job must possess these skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that they can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities.
1. Working experience with cataloging and acquisitions in an integrated library system (Horizon Library Management System)
2. Working experience utilizing OCLC Connexion to catalog, this includes original and copy cataloging.
3. Familiarity with a library content management system (e.g., LibGuides) and library vendor services (Midwest Library Services, EBSCO Gobi Services).
4. Attention-to-detail, ability to develop training materials and provide original, copy cataloging (all formats) and acquisitions training.
5. Strong commitment to services for undergraduates, graduates, faculty, staff, and other library patrons. Ability to work cooperatively with people from diverse backgrounds.
6. Demonstrated analytical, organizational, and problem-solving skills; ability to perform workflow analyses. Ability to work independently and meet project deadlines.
7. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills.
8. Knowledge of computer office applications, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint.

Qualification Standards
1. Education: ALA accredited Master’s degree in library and information science.
2. Successful experience: Three years of relevant work experience in an academic library technical services department including a minimum of 2-3 years supervisory experience.
3. Original Cataloging, Collection Development and Acquisitions experience.
4. Demonstrated ability utilizing OCLC Connexion client to catalog (multiple formats) library materials including original monographs applying Library of Congress classification, Library of
Congress Subject Headings, the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2), MARC21 formats for bibliographic and authority data and Resource Description and Access (RDA).

5. Physical Requirements: 

  •  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus, for reading materials and computer screens.
  • • Must be able to work occasionally in dimly lit areas.
  • • Must be able to stand on feet, bend, lift, pull materials off the shelf, move up to 30 pounds, and push/pull book carts.
  • • Must be able to handle damaged, molding and dusty books.

6. Other Preferences: Second Master’s degree and Banner experience.

Performance Standards:
The criteria for evaluation in this position include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of DSU Fundamentals.
2. Successful completion of the tasks listed as essential functions

Note: The University reserves the right to change or reassign job duties as provided in policy and negotiated agreements.

Delaware State University is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race, creed, national or ethnic origin, sex, or disability

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