Library Data Specialist - Remote

Library Systems & Services

Remote - Work from home

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled

Wages

Not Specified

Location

Rockville, MD

Hours

Not Specified

MLS

Not Required

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library

Public

This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

Library Systems & Services (LS&S) is currently seeking a part time Library Acquisitions Specialist to work from home up to 10 hours per week. Providing a full range of library operation and management services, LS&S is leading the charge in library excellence to better reach, engage and serve patrons and communities. If you desire to join a caring community of professionals who love libraries and effect positive change, then this is the job for you. 

Responsibilities:

  • Selects books, eBooks, audio books, DVDs, music and other materials for a variety of audiences and subject areas for public libraries across the country
  • Analyzes collection performance reports, vendor catalogs, media, websites, blogs, reviews, demand data, and other information to determine appropriate titles
  • Develops monthly master lists of recommended titles that will serve as the base order list for all libraries
  • Grids and orders titles using major vendor catalogs
  • Monitors library collection budgets
  • Manages staff and patron requests
  • Reviews collection performance with library staff and management
  • Visits libraries, familiarizes themselves with library staff and community, evaluates and profiles collection
  • Develops weeding lists for libraries based on collection performance data

Additional Info & Requirements

Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • At least two years’ experience doing selection, buying and collection management in a public library or a bookstore
  • Ability to analyze and interpret collection performance data – experience with Above the Treeline or collectionHQ preferred
  • Familiarity with selection and ordering from at least one major vendor catalog – knowledge of multiple vendors preferred
  • Current and thorough knowledge of all major publishers, authors, illustrators and publishing trends

The Community

LS&S is the premier and most respected provider of library management and data services to state and federal Government Agencies.  We partner with our library clients to provide world class service and professional expertise; protecting their library investment.  With a proven track record, we utilize a team approach - providing accountable, unique and responsive solutions to delight library users.  With already over 80 locations across the United States, LS&S is on a rapid growth pattern with plans for expanding our business.

HR Info

Matthew Brown

matthew.brown@lsslibraries.com

To be considered for employment, please submit an application (resume included) at https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=1c1f7bef-ce81-46af-be11-c97d02bf9998&jobId=244647&lang=en_US&source=CC3&ccId=19000101_000001 

Posted Aug 17, 2018