Job Summary: The Technical Services and Collection Management 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, and participating in a robust collection assessment and evaluation program. Secondary duties include maintaining and providing access to the Naropa thesis collection, managing patron circulation accounts including graduating student account clearances, and providing reference and instruction services to the community. Required work hours include weekends and evenings during the academic year, August - May.
- Create and maintain a positive team environment and behave professionally with everyone encountered in the course and scope of job duties.
- Copy and original cataloging: Copy catalog materials in all formats, including print books, journals and special collections items. Create original full level bibliographic records in accordance with current national cataloging standards (LCSH, RDA) and utilizing OCLC Connexion. 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 Bywater to resolve problems, receive training, or implement new features. Configure settingsto achieve desired functionality. Improve workflow related to material and patron records in Koha.
- Electronic resources management: Maintain Serials Solutions E-Journal Portal (Online Journal Locater) and EZproxy. Work closely with the IT Department and OCLC to prevent technical difficulties when possible and correct them promptly when they occur. Support enhancements to the digital archives repository, ContentDM.
- Periodicals Management: Works with the Administrative Coordinator to maintain records for article databases and holdings of print periodicals.
- Participate in collection assessment and evaluation: Collaborate with other staff and faculty in identifying desired measures and indicators. Configure systems to allow for easy reporting of desired measures and indicators. Includes basic script modification in SQL.
- Coordinate access to thesis collection: Provide access to thesis collection, both in digital and print formats. Reformat legacy versions according to best practices. Work closely with all academic departments to ensure timely contribution of graduating student theses.
- Patron account management: Maintain fine and circulation rules in Koha. In consultation with other library staff, create and document policy related to fines and replacement of lost materials. Track replacements and associated charges in patron accounts. Manage student graduation lists and communicate about library holds with the registrar.
- Print collection and space management: Coordinate with colleagues to determine appropriate care of library collections, including policy development and projects regarding acquisitions, de-acquisitions, shifting, displays, and space management.
- Reference and instruction: Provide one-on-one reference appointments to faculty and students from all departments, with as many as 5-10 appointments per week. Share in the instructional duties of library staff as needed.
- Faculty Liaison: Act as liaison to at least one academic school. Responsible for faculty relations and library acquisitions for the academic school.
- Participate in review of all library policies as needed.
- Support and train work study students at the circulation desk and assign duties related to collection management projects.
- Provide positive, timely and patient customer service. Contribute to student-centered culture in the library.
- Commit to professional engagement with the Naropa community and wider professional library communities, including conference and workshop attendance. Share knowledge with library colleagues, work studies and the Naropa community.
- Act as person in charge of the library and sole staff person when scheduled.
- Other duties as assigned.
- ALA-accredited Master of Library Science or an equivalent combination of education and experience (at least two years in an academic library).
- Ability to create and maintain a positive team environment and behave professionally with everyone encountered in the course and scope of the job duties.
- Very high level of computer literacy in a Windows environment.
- Demonstrated experience working with an integrated library system.
- Coursework in cataloging and classification.
- Previous original cataloging experience.
- 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.
- Training or work experience with MySQL.
- Experience working with Koha integrated library system.
- Experience cataloging with OCLC Connexion.
- Knowledge of digital repositories, including ContentDM.
- Experience in faculty relations.
- Cataloging ability in Sanskrit or Tibetan.
Additional Info & Requirements
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 Medical and Dental plans, Life and AD&D Insurance, and Short-Term and Long-Term Disability coverage.
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.
Position Title: Technical Services and Collection Management Librarian
Job Code: AD205
Department or School: Library
Reports to: Director of Library and Archives
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Diversity and Inclusion: Tier 1
- Demonstrated experience working with an integrated library system required.
- Previous academic library experience preferred.
- Cataloging ability in Sanskrit or Tibetan preferred.
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