Under the general supervision of the Director of Library Services, the Resource Management Librarian is responsible for managing the physical and electronic library resources. The Resource Management Librarian also participates in a culture of learning and discovery providing professional reference services, patron assistance throughout the library, and library instruction.
Level of Supervision
Supervision is received from the Director of Library Services generally on a limited weekly basis.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Create original and copy cataloging of all library materials from a variety of formats. Manages the systems used to physically process library items for optimal user access. Ensures resources are available through the Library's OPAC, ILS and Discovery Tool. Collaborates with the WYLD (Wyoming Libraries’ Database) consortium to ensure global cataloging policies and procedures that comply with laws, regulations, or standards are established and maintained for the system. Develop and lead cataloging projects. Participate in state wide committees, professional listservs or other professional activities.
- Manage the various physical collections and their lifecycle processes. Develop, analyze, implement, and evaluate policies and procedures for technical services. Effectively identify and apply new technologies in support of efficient processing activities and develop expertise with emerging technologies. Develop and lead technical service projects.
- Establish and maintain access to database content, such as E-journals and E-books. Create and maintain a detailed record for each database title to ensure accurate records of license agreements, subscriptions, access methods and other necessary details related to each electronic title. Collaborate in the development and maintenance of electronic resources policies and procedures. Establish and maintain the availability of resources through the Library's OPAC and Discovery Tool.
- Confer and collaborate with service providers, including publishers, vendors, consortia, and technology suppliers. Collaborate with library staff and other CWC staff to provide optimal access to the Library's electronic resource collections. Develop and lead projects, including training, evaluation and re-training.
- Maintain various collections utilizing appropriate classification systems and train library students and staff as needed. Recommend and implement collection reorganization projects collaborating with the library staff. Shift the collection as needed, organize collections of books, periodicals, documents, audiovisual aids, and other reference materials for optimal user access. Order and maintain shelving, displays and other library equipment.
- Manages the physical and electronic government documents collection including all FDLP (Federal Depository Library Program) activities and requirements. Ensure the collection is maintained and organized according to FDLP requirements and trains library students and staff as needed. Maintain all records related to these collections and update cataloging and holdings information. Manage the proper acquisition, processing and deaccessioning of electronic federal documents, as well as the selection and deselection of physical depository resources.
- Identify tasks and work activities for student employees' related to technical services and resolve related problems in cooperation with the Assistant Librarian or Library Director.
- Provide professional reference services and library instruction to include actively engaging with library patrons to identify needs and interests, analyzing patrons’ requests and assisting with furnishing, or locating appropriate resources. Provide patron assistance at the circulation desk, helpdesk and in the test center as needed.
- Instruct users on performing searches and use of the most effective resource and search technique for their question and interest level. Participate in embedded library instruction, which includes in-person c l a s s r o o m instruction, as well as development of our library literacy modules through our LMS (Learning Management System).
- Create and establish gold standard access to our online resources. Contribute to the development of the Library's online presence as part of the library team. Develop, maintain, and troubleshoot information access aids, such as web pages, electronic pathfinders, software programs, databases, online tutorials, and LibGuides. Collaborate with librarians, faculty and CWC staff to create, assess, revise, and maintain access to resources.
- Participate in library collection development. Analyze the depth and breadth of the assigned collections to ensure quality and standards are meeting current teaching, education, and information needs of the CWC community. Confer as needed with CWC faculty, staff, students and librarians.
- Function as Faculty Liaison with assigned subject areas. Communicate with and provide outreach to assigned subject area faculty.
- Perform job duties and responsibilities within the guidelines set forth in the College’s policies, procedures and practices.
- Perform other reasonably related duties as directed or as needed.
Reasonable accommodation will be extended to otherwise qualified individuals with a legally recognized disability.
- Equipment Used
- Standard office equipment including personal computer, calculator, fax machine, ten-key calculator by touch, phone, scanners, copy machine, and telephone.
- Physical Requirements
- Mostly sedentary or light work requiring sitting, walking and standing frequently. Occasional physical work requiring exertion of up to 50 pounds of force pushing or pulling resources on library carts. May also require climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, repetitive motions, feeling, talking, hearing and seeing.
- Environmental Conditions
- Work is generally performed in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls. Travel, weekend and evening work may be required.
Description of Community
The Central Wyoming College main campus is located in Riverton, a city of about 10,000 on the banks of the Wind River. The campus and community lie in the Wind River Valley, a large lowland area bounded by mountains on three sides. The area has a wide range of environmental zones from cold desert to alpine. Lakes and streams are abundant. Gannett Peak, Wyoming's highest mountain, is in close proximity to where the Wind River Mountains adjoin the valley.
The valley has a rich cultural history. A large portion is occupied by the Wind River Indian Reservation, home of the Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes. The rendezvous of the mountain men was held in the south portion in the early 1800s. Gold mining in the Wind River and Absaroka Mountains has now yielded to natural resource development. The abandoned Oregon, California and Mormon trails are nearby and even today can be traced for great distances.
Recreational opportunities are virtually unlimited. Yellowstone National Park, Grand Teton National Park, Hot Springs State Park and extensive forested lands are within easy driving distance. Outdoor activities include skiing, snowshoeing, ice-skating, hiking, backpacking, hunting, fishing, photography, horseback riding, golfing and swimming.
Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience
- Two (2) years of directly related professional work experience in a library, preferably in an academic setting.
- Equivalent combinations of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities can be acquired may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Strong working knowledge of basic concepts and methodology of the library profession and ability to apply this knowledge to complete work assignments.
- Strong working knowledge of current and emerging national cataloging practices and standards, including cataloging rules and guidelines such as AACR2, LC, RDA, FRBR and MARC format.
- Strong working knowledge of current and best practices in library technical service processes.
- Strong working knowledge of Discovery Tools, OPAC’s, and utilizing an ILS.
- General knowledge of practices and trends in using and managing licensed electronic resources, and other digital content such as open URL access, federated searching, 360 searching, resource management systems and bibliographic utilities such as OCLC.
- General knowledge of technical environments, especially those related to proxy servers and link resolvers, as well as familiarity with emerging electronic resources standards such as ONIX, SUSHI, COUNTER and SERU.
- General knowledge of HTML, web pages and content management systems, with a user-centered design.
- General knowledge in using and applying cataloging tools, rules and guidelines, and bibliographic utilities to create, modify and maintain bibliographic data and authority records.
- General knowledge of library databases, reference tools and methods.
- Working knowledge of resource preservation techniques.
- Ability to identify, interpret, and apply a wide range of cataloging and classification rules and principles to catalog materials which deviate from standard approaches often in light of new formats and technologies.
- Ability to use print and electronic cataloging tools effectively.
- Ability to understand how other modules of an integrated library system relate to and interact with the cataloging module.
- Ability to train other library staff on important changes, enhancements, or developments within the area of bibliographic control which affects their work.
- Ability to work effectively as a library team member.
- Ability to effectively identify and resolve problems.
- Effective interpersonal skills.
- Ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to work independently and with frequent interruptions.
- Ability to organize, prioritize, and follow multiple projects concurrently through to completion with an attention to detail, and to meet deadlines.
- Ability to relate with a diverse population in a professional, helpful manner.
**Please submit your application by April 1, 2019 to be fully considered for this position. Please provide a cover letter, resume/CV, and references**
HR Contact Information
Central Wyoming College Human Resources: (307) 855-2112
Kristy Hardtke, Director of Library and Teaching & Learning Center: (307) 855-2161
Vacancy announcement: https://centralwyoming-openhire.silkroad.com/epostings/index.cfm?fuseaction=app.jobInfo&version=1&jobid=60
CWC Library: https://www.cwc.edu/library/
CWC Human Resources: https://www.cwc.edu/about/hr/