Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Assistant Librarian - Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven

Assistant Librarian - Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven. Department: Buley. Library Rank: Assistant Librarian. Specialization(s): Technical Services Librarian - Serials Management and Cataloging. Brief Description of Duties/Responsibilities: Southern Connecticut State University invites applications for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Librarian to begin in January, 2015. Successful candidate will be expected to perform electronic and print serials management/cataloging duties in multiple formats. The Serials/Cataloging Librarian works as a member of the Technical Services Team managing the electronic and print serials collections including acquisitions, renewal, payment activation, and providing integrated access to library materials in all formats with some cataloging assignments expected. The librarian provides usage and cost assessment analysis for electronic resources, including reports related to holdings and usage for use in the renewal process. Additional responsibilities include university service and creative activity. Required Qualifications: Applicants must have an ALA accredited M.L.S degree or equivalent. Demonstrated understanding of current issues related to serials access, management and pricing models. Knowledge about and experience with standard and emerging cataloging principles and metadata schemes, especially as they relate to serials, and familiarity with digital resources and services. Experience in developing or managing annual serials budget proposals. Experiencing managing an A-Z list or a Journal Locator. Strong statistical and analytical skills. Excellent project management skills. Experience working with knowledgebase concepts. Ability to work creatively and collaboratively with faculty, staff, students and colleagues. Excellent written and oral communication/presentation skills. Commitment to outstanding service that leads to seamless access to library materials by on-ground and remote members of the University community. Preferred Qualifications: Two years professional experience. Experience participating in library instruction and creating user guides and instructional materials. Participation in library liaison activities. Demonstrated understanding of vendor negotiation protocols. Familiarity with COUNTER statistics and various COUNTER report structures and availabilities. Experience working with pay-per-view models of e-content access. Application Process: Please submit letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and three references to: Dr. Christina Baum, Director, Hilton C. Buley Library, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CT 06515. In order for your application to be given full consideration, all materials must be received by November 28, 2014. Position will remain open until filled.