Position Announcement - Technical Services Librarian (Massachusetts) St. Aubin, Kendra 17 Jan 2008 18:53 UTC
BRIDGEWATER STATE COLLEGE TECHNICAL SERVICES LIBRARIAN (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). Responsibilities: 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. Qualifications: 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 experience. 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 library. Graduate degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited program. 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 workforce.