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June 24, 2011
Opening: Technical Services Librarian, Hamilton County Law Library, Cincinnati, OH Library
The Hamilton County Law Library (Cincinnati, Ohio) is seeking applicants for the position of Technical Services Librarian. Located in the Hamilton County Courthouse and in service to Hamilton County’s legal community since 1837, the Law Library provides legal information resources and services to the courts, elected and appointed officials, attorneys, and the public. The Law Library seeks a highly motivated, experienced, and enthusiastic technical services librarian to join the staff in managing technical services and enhancing collection access for its user community. This is a full-time position (35 hours per week with a typical schedule of 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Responsibilities (brief summary). The primary responsibility of the Technical Services Librarian is to support the Law Librarian & Director, staff, and library users by managing all aspects of cataloging, serials, and acquisitions, providing bibliographic access to materials in all formats, including electronic resources management. The Technical Services Librarian maintains ILS database integrity and manages the organization of the physical collection, including stack maintenance, filing, and collection shifts. S/he maintains electronic resources contract information and works closely with vendors to resolve any problems with orders for all material types. The position provides supervision of the technical services assistant and any temporary workers assigned to the department. The Technical Services Librarian establishes workflow, procedures, and documentation related to cataloging, acquisitions, and the processing of materials, including discards. S/he maintains statistics, makes recommendations based on analyses of data and processes, and participates in staff-wide projects like inventory and stack maintenance. The Technical Services Librarian engages in interagency and consortium activities related to technical services, assists patrons periodically at the reference desk, and contributes content to the library’s website and social media sites. The Technical Services Librarian is expected to be professionally engaged and make contributions to the field.
Required: MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited program, relevant experience in a library for a minimum of two years, demonstrated knowledge of cataloging standards and serials control along with awareness of new trends, standards, and emerging technologies in technical services, strong service and team orientation, excellent written and oral communication skills as well as organizational and analytical skills, and demonstrated experience with standard library and office computer systems and applications.
Preferred: Working knowledge of and interest in information technology and trends including website content management and social media, supervisory experience or team leadership, demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of patrons, demonstrated commitment to collegiality and cooperation, experience in collection review and development.
Salary and Benefits. Salary range: $41,000 minimum-$45,000 maximum, commensurate with education, skills, and experience. The benefits offered by Hamilton County are at www.hamiltoncountyohio.gov/hr/Benefits/BenefitsHome.asp.
To Apply. Please submit a current resume, letter of application, and contact information for at least three professional references to:
Hamilton County Human Resources Department
138 E. Court Street, Room 707
Cincinnati, OH 45202
FAX: (513) 946-4720
To apply online: www.hamiltoncountyohio.gov/personnel/employmentapplication.asp
Deadline. The deadline for applications is July 22, 2011.
Note: Applications for Hamilton County positions are considered public records under Ohio’s Public Records Act. As a public record, applications maintained by the County are made available to any person requesting to view them.