June 29, 2011
Opening: Technical Services Law Librarian, Widener Univ. School of Law, Delaware
The Widener University School of Law Legal Information Center invites applicants for the position of Technical Services Librarian. The Legal Information Center is looking for a forward thinking Librarian with interests in the future of Electronic Resources and emerging cataloging trends. The Legal Information Center is unique to legal education with its complete integration of the Wilmington and Harrisburg branches; resource sharing between both campuses at all operational levels with advanced communication systems permitting total linkage between the two campus libraries. For more information on the library and the school, consult our web site: http://law.widener.edu.
Technical Services Librarian. Working in a team environment the Technical Services Librarian will work closely with the Technical Services Team Leader and the Electronic Services Librarian with responsibility in cataloging materials in all formats as well as assisting with the serials collection and electronic resources, and participation in public services, including reference assistance as assigned and serving on working teams within the library structure.
Responsibilities. The Technical Services Librarian will serve as the primary cataloging contact for the library and assist in maintaining an accurate and relevant bibliographic database including authority records. This position will also perform original and complex copy cataloging functions for all formats in compliance with national and local standards such as MARC, OCLC, and LC Cataloging and classification practices. This person will be responsible for batch loading records from vendor sources, identify, respond to cataloging, and access problems within the catalog.
The Technical Services Librarian will assist with overseeing the lifecycle of electronic subscriptions from trials to ordering to payments to cancellations. This includes assisting the ILS Administrator in creating and maintaining data on the Electronic Resource Management module, as well as implementing, updating and maintaining linking capabilities for electronic resources.
The Technical Services Librarian will coordinate ordering, payment, receipt, and holdings maintenance of serials in all formats, including managing the access, maintenance, and preservation of serials collection in print and electronic formats, overseeing binding activities, routing activities, and the Journal Exchange Program. This includes working with vendors and subscription agents, making sure that all materials are available to the Legal Information Center cliental.
- M.L.S. or M.L.I.S. from an ALA-accredited institution required
- Familiarity with technical services procedures pertaining to serials and cataloging with strong interpersonal skills that facilitate collaboration and teamworkKnowledge of Innovative Interfaces Millennium preferred, proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Excel and Access.
- Experience in Academic or Law setting preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities·
- Knowledge of technical services operations
- Forward thinking with critical thinking skills
- Familiarity with integrated library systems, Millennium preferred
- Knowledge of standard cataloging principles, including RDA
- Familiarity with electronic resources
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Service oriented
- Understanding of current and emerging trends in library and information services
Salary and Benefits. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. The position is a renewable twelve-month appointment with twenty vacation days and ten holidays. TIAA-CREF Retirement Plan.
Contact: Position is available immediately. Send cover letter, resume and three references to: Marge Gubitosa, Administrative Assistant, Widener University School of Law, Legal Information Center, 4601 Concord Pike, Box 7475, Wilmington, DE 19803 or e-mail mjgubitosa(at) widener.edu.
If you have questions, please contact Sara S. Repinski, Technical Services Team Leader, Widener University School of Law, Legal Information Center, 4601 Concord Pike, Box 7475, Wilmington, DE 19803 or email ssrepinski(at)widener.edu.