Friday, February 15, 2008

Systems and Catalog Services Librarian

Mount Saint Mary College seeks a creative, technologically savvy, and pro-active librarian to manage and maintain all aspects of Curtin Library’s integrated library management system (currently III Millennium) and to direct all cataloging activities. Reporting to the library director, the systems and catalog librarian provides leadership in enhancing and improving access to library resources through the full utilization of the Millennium system, user-focused development of the online catalog, and the maintenance of an accurate and relevant bibliographic database. Works collaboratively with librarians and staff to explore, learn, and implement new technologies, with a focus on the library system and OPAC. Troubleshoots library hardware and software and works closely with the college’s Information Technology staff. Supervises the copy cataloger and performs original cataloging. Keeps current with trends, innovations, and best practices affecting library systems and catalogs. Participates in the library’s instruction program, reference service, and collection development. Is expected to be professionally active and active in college service.

Required Qualifications

  • A master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • At least one year of work experience with the Innovative Interfaces Millennium system, with broad knowledge of its modules and features.
  • Professional library cataloging experience.
  • Knowledge of classification schedules and subject headings, bibliographic utilities, and current cataloging rules.
  • Strong technical, analytical, problem-solving, and trouble-shooting skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects collaboratively and independently.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to train people with varying skill levels and to prepare clear and effective written documentation.
  • Ability to meet performance guidelines established for librarians.
  • Commitment to continuous improvement, best practices, and innovation in library services.
  • Flexibility in covering reference desk and instruction schedules.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Academic library work experience.
  • Knowledge of Dewey classification.
  • Reference service and information literacy instruction experience.
  • Web design experience and knowledge of scripting languages.

AppointmentThis is a12-month position. A successful candidate with a second master’s degree may choose a tenure-track appointment. Those with a single master’s will receive an administrative appointment. Strong benefits package including four weeks vacation and tuition benefits. Salary commensurate with experience.

Curtin Memorial Library at Mount Saint Mary College

Curtin Memorial Library is a learning-centered organization of five librarians and seven support staff whose focus is connecting students and faculty with today’s extensive and complex information resources. Teaching and personal service are central to the library mission. Mount Saint Mary College is an independent, co-educational, comprehensive liberal arts institution located along the scenic Hudson River in historic Newburgh, about 60 miles north of New York City. The college enrolls approximately 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students. Mount Saint Mary College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and is committed to a diverse campus community.


Submit a letter of application, a resume or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references to:

Barbara Whitney Petruzzelli

Library Director

Curtin Memorial Library

Mount Saint Mary College

330 Powell Avenue

Newburgh, NY 12550


Review begins immediately and will continue until position is filled.

Persons selected for an on-campus interview will be expected to make a 15-minute presentation to the search committee and library staff members on a facet of an integrated library management system or on an electronic research tool (e.g., research database, OPAC, ILS module, etc.)

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