Saturday, March 7, 2015

Alameda Community College - Librarian (Technical Services/Systems) - Full Time

Librarian (Technical Services/Systems)

Salary Range: $51,732 - $69,870/yr. Initial salary placement is commensurate with experience and educational background.

Application Deadline Date             March 25, 2015

Department        Instructional-VP (251)

Job Description Summary             
This position has primary responsibility for daily operations of technical services (content management, cataloging, and metadata of the library’s print and online books, serials, audio visuals, electronic collections, packages, databases, etc.) of library materials; responsible for the integrated library system and monitors the system for upgrades, resolves problems, and helps plan for future service expansion and implementation; other systems and access tools are also maintained by this position; collaborating with campus technology to maintain technology infrastructure; and helping to create and maintain online instructional tools, assisting in maintaining the library’s online presence, library website, web services, and social media.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Manage the processing of and access to electronic resources (subscription databases, e-journals, eBooks, digital media)
  • Catalog and classify all materials using a bibliographic utility (OCLC Connexion), ILS (Millennium), classification schemes (primarily DDC), MARC record format; apply professional guidelines and local practices for original or copy cataloging.
  • Lead for the integrated library system (III Millennium) – upgrade planning and implementation, back-ups, processing of client troubleshooting, Access report creation, patron dumps, library catalog, customization, etc.
  • Coordinate collection management, which includes weeding, shifting, circulation changes.
  • Coordinate library technical services of acquisitions, cataloging, serials, catalog maintenance, including reviewing copy cataloging, and training and coordinating the work of technical services staff and student assistants.
  • Participate in collection development of print, non-print and electronic resources.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of strategies to encourage effective use of library collections and services.
  • Provide general reference and information services to students, faculty and staff.
  • Assist with developing, organizing and managing web-based services and resources, including creating web-based research guides.
  • Participate in the planning and evaluation of library services and in the collection and analysis of library statistics.
  • Participate in the review and report on measurement and assessment of library service outcomes.
  • Provide reference assistance to students, faculty and staff using print, computer-based and web-based library materials and resources.
  • Provide instruction in library research, the use of information resources and information competency skills on a one-on-one basis as part of reference services and provide in-library orientations.
  • Participate in recommending policies and procedures in assigned area and in overall planning for the future of the library.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.
  • Schedule may include evening or weekend hours as part of contract assignment
  • The Librarian is expected to use and keep abreast of advanced library methods, including the use of current and future technologies to support student learning and career objectives
  • Maintain necessary attendance, scholastic and personnel records, and submits them according to published deadlines.
  • Post and maintain required office hours in accordance with the prevailing policy.
  • Participate on departmental, divisional, and campus committees. Develop and revise courses in the discipline.

The Librarian is also responsible for providing a full professional service week that may include, but is not limited to:
Participation in professional activities such as departmental and campus committee work, faculty peer evaluations, staff meetings and participation in the governance structure of the College and District;
Pursuing professional growth activities to remain current in the library field;
Performing other related duties as assigned by the College.

Minimum Qualifications 
  • Possession of a Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Library Science, or Library and Information Science;
  •  May submit a fully satisfied lifetime California Community College Instructor Credential authorizing services as a Librarian.
  • (California credentials were no longer issued after July 1, 1990).
  • The equivalent qualifications.
  • (Candidates who claim equivalency must provide conclusive evidence, as clear and reliable on the college transcripts as required on the District Equivalency Application Form. Refer to the Equivalency Procedures below. This is not a process to waive the minimum qualifications.)
  • Understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of community college students.

Desirable Qualifications 
  • Minimum of two years recent full-time experience as a professional librarian preferably in a community college.
  • Experience in print, online and media cataloging using an automated library system; knowledge of AACR2, LC Classification, LCSH, OCLC, MARC an authority control standards and procedures, knowledge of RDA (Resource Description and Access) cataloging standards.
  • Experience in administration, support and enhancement of a variety of current library technology infrastructure tools and techniques, including integrated library systems and networks, link resolvers, proxy server, and service configurations, preferably experience with Innovative-Millennium.
  • Familiarity with current library technologies and variety of devices, including online and web-based resources, presentation and web course management software, mobile platforms, and Window and Mac platforms for multiple applications.
  • Experience as a librarian in an academic setting; experience in reference in traditional and electronic formats.
  • Experience teaching library research skills and information competency, including using instructional technology and online learning objects for delivery of instruction and interaction with students.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.

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