Position Announcement - Technical Services Librarian (Massachusetts) St. Aubin, Kendra 17 Jan 2008 18:53 UTC

(Requisition #0684)
This is a full-time, twelve month, tenure track position.  Rank is
commensurate with experience.  This is an Exempt position which falls
within the MSCA Union (Massachusetts State College Association).
As the head of the Library's Technical Services unit, the Technical
Services librarian provides leadership and guidance, supervises library
assistants and student workers, manages unit work flows (cataloging,
metadata application, database maintenance, and technical processing),
sets priorities, develops policies and procedures with colleagues and
staff, uses expertise and knowledge to ensure quality control and best
practices, performs original cataloging and complex copy cataloging in
all formats.  Communicates effectively with other library units about
policies, practices, and national trends effecting technical services
processes.  In conjunction with the Acquisitions/Collection Development
librarian, recommends purchasing decisions for all types of research and
classroom support materials.  In conjunction with the Digital Services
librarian, develops metadata standards and processes for applying schema
and standards to an array of digital objects.
Knowledge of cataloging standards, database management, and use of
technology in a technical services library environment.  Knowledge of
cataloging operations for all formats, LC and Dewey classification
schemes, authority and subject heading systems, and the use of
bibliographic utilities.  Personnel management and supervision
Strong problem-solving, analytical and organizational skills.  Excellent
interpersonal, communication, leadership, and team-building skills.
Ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities.  Ability to collaborate
with faculty, librarians, staff, students and administrators.  Ability
to think strategically and set priorities.  Three years of professional
technical services experience in an academic, large public or special
Graduate degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited
Preferred Qualifications:
Undergraduate or graduate degree in social, life or physical sciences
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please attach a technical writing sample such as a procedure or policy
statement to your online application.  Review of applications will
continue until the position is filled.

SALARY:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
For complete descriptions of this position and to view new positions as
they are posted, please visit:  http://www.bridgew.edu/HR/JobList/
Bridgewater State College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its