Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Catalog Librarian (Assistant Professor)

Adelphi University, chartered in 1896, was the first institution of higher education for liberal arts and sciences on Long Island. The University is committed to building a diverse faculty and offers a broad array of programs to a diverse student population of nearly 8,000, of which one-third are graduate students. The Libraries serve the main Garden City campus and locations in Hauppauge, Hudson Valley, and Manhattan. Currently, the Adelphi University Libraries, Garden City, NY is seeking a Catalog Librarian to join their team.

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries through the Associate Dean for Technical and Automated Services, the Catalog Librarian will be responsible for the organization and bibliographic control of library materials in all formats to facilitate discovery and access by all users.  

The Adelphi University Libraries seek a service oriented, collegial individual for this position. Your role includes facilitating discovery through the description of materials, assignment of classification, subject terms, and other access terms as well as authority control and maintenance of the online catalog. You will perform and oversee original and complex copy cataloging for all formats, as well as determine specifications for bibliographic records acquired for e-resources and other materials, plus develop standards for loading bibliographic records into the online catalog in coordination with the Library’s IT team. The selected candidate will oversee daily operations including record creation and maintenance, recruiting, training, and supervising staff, and development of policies and procedures. Require someone who keeps current with professional knowledge of national cataloging standards, issues, and trends. Other responsibilities include selection of materials in assigned subject(s), provision of reference service, and participation in the Library’s information literacy program.

This is tenure track faculty position. Applicants must hold a master’s degree from an ALA accredited school of library/information science. A second post-baccalaureate degree or similar proof of advanced study is highly preferred and is required for promotion to the rank of Associate Professor and for tenure.

The successful candidate will have a strong working knowledge of current bibliographic standards including AACR2, LC classification, LCSH, and MARC and non-MARC metadata formats; recent cataloging experience including work with OCLC or other bibliographic utility; practical experience working with an automated system, preferably Innovative Interfaces, and processes relevant to catalog management; and a demonstrated ability to analyze workflow, establish procedures, and to effectively communicate them.

Desired qualifications include working knowledge of RDA and FRBR/FRAD, familiarity with digital repository software, such as Content DM, and experience with providing metadata for digitized content.

This position will be available in April 2013. Screening of applications will begin immediately and will be accepted until position is filled.
Please apply at http://www.adelphi.edu/positions/faculty with letter of application, CV and contact information for three references.  

Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

Adelphi University is an EOE/Affirmative Action Employer.

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