Position Title: Technical Services Librarian
Job Code: AD205
Department or School: Library
Reports to: Director of Library and Archives
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Hours per Week: 40
Salary: $39,416 per year
Diversity and Inclusion: Tier I
Job Summary: The Technical Services Librarian is responsible for the efficient and effective management of all physical and electronic library collections. Primary areas of responsibility are copy and original cataloging in all formats, maintaining the hosted Koha open-source integrated library system, ensuring continuous access to online resources, participating in a robust collection assessment and evaluation program, and coordinating access to archival and special collections in accordance with university policy. Required work hours include weekends and evenings on occasion.
- Copy and original cataloging: Copy catalog materials in all formats. Create original full level bibliographic records in accordance with current national cataloging standards (LCSH, RDA). Occasional foreign language cataloging in non-Roman scripts, particularly Tibetan and Sanskrit. Maintain holdings in OCLC. Interact with relevant consortia and/or vendors.
- Maintain hosted Koha open-source ILS: Work closely with host vendor to resolve problems or implement new features. Configure policy settings to achieve desired functionality.
- Ensure continuous access to online resources: Maintain Serials Solutions E-Journal Portal and EZproxy server configuration file. Work closely with the IT Department to prevent technical difficulties when possible and correct them promptly when they occur.
- Periodicals Management: Works with the Administrative Coordinator to maintain records for article databases and holdings of print periodicals. Manages link resolvers and other electronic resource enhancements.
- Participate in collection assessment and evaluation: Configure systems to allow for easy reporting of desired measures and indicators. Generate monthly reports of desired measures and indicators. Collaborate with other staff and faculty in identifying desired measures and indicators and disseminating results.
- Coordinate access to archival and special collections: Prioritize requests for access according to university policy and available library resources. Work closely with partner institutions and organizations to reduce barriers to access. Arrange and describe special collections and archival materials, including processing theses. Create finding aids and subject guides as needed, in both print and electronic formats.
- Reference and instruction: Provide reference services for all collections and oversee the use of materials by patrons as needed. Create exhibits and displays. Share in the instructional duties of professional library staff as needed.
- Faculty Liaison: Act as liaison to at least one academic school. Responsible for faculty relations, student research, and library acquisitions for the academic school.
- Other duties as assigned.
Description of Community
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- Spanish is Not Required
- Sanskrit and Tibetan is Preferred
Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience
- Demonstrated experience working with an integrated library system.
- Coursework in cataloging and classification.
- Basic knowledge of principles and practices of database architecture.
- Interest in professional development and training opportunities.
- An understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression and the impact these have on equity, access, and opportunity in higher education/the workplace.
- Commitment to co-create an inclusive community and actively participate in related professional development, including openness to feedback and on-going self-examination.
- Previous academic library experience.
- Previous original cataloging experience.
- Training or work experience with MySQL.
- Experience working with Koha integrated library system.
- Experience in faculty relations.
- Cataloging ability in Sanskrit or Tibetan.
Applications: Application review continues until position is filled. Qualified candidates should apply online at our website by clicking here and include a letter of interest and resume.
Naropa Full-time Benefits
At Naropa we recognize that our people are key to our success, and we are proud to invest in them. In addition to our rich intellectual and experiential work environment, Naropa University offers a premium benefits package for our full time faculty and staff. This package includes employer contributions towards a selection of 8 medical and dental plans, Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance, and Short- and Long-Term Disability.
We provide generous tuition remission for employees and their family members, including for-credit and auditing classes, as well as a tuition exchange program with 435 colleges and universities across the US that afford you the opportunity to continue your education. Naropa also provides a 403(b) retirement plan and RTD bus passes at no charge to full-time employees. We also have paid leave allowances for sick, vacation and personal time. More information on our benefits can be found on the Employment page on our website.
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