Collection Development Librarian
Requisition Number: STFR000353
Division/College: School of Law
FT/PT: Full Time
The Collection Development Law Librarian plays an integral and foundation role in the Law Library. S/he participates in shaping the direction and policies of the Collection for the Law Library. S/he works closely with the Acquisitions team to monitor spending and strategize the distribution of spending on the collection.
The Collection Development Law Librarian is an integral part of the Selections team. S/he is primarily responsible most collections decisions in line with the Collection Policy and spending requirements. S/he works closely with the Metadata & Systems Law Librarian to distribute the work-load of metadata creation, updating & synchronization of data, and cross-training. S/he is responsible for staying up-to-date in metadata standards and best practices and should seek out development opportunities.
The Collection Development Law Librarian is an integral part of the Law Library’s team of professional Librarians. All professional Librarians in the Law Library participate in a variety of teaching, reference and committee work. Teaching involves mentoring students in their first year program (LSSC), co-teaching Advanced Legal Research (ALR) two quarters each year, and teaching as requested in the classes of their faculty liaisons. Reference includes being the faculty research liaison to assigned faculty members and some coverage/back-up of the Reference Desk. Committee work is assigned.
An MLS or MLIS from an American Library Association accredited school is required with at least two years of demonstrated successful cataloging experience using AACR2, LCSH, LC classification, MARC formats, OCLC, and an integrated library system in an academic or research library. A familiarity with RDA is desirable.
At least two years of working in selections, preferably in a law library; familiar with selections policies and overview of process, experience dealing with publishers, their catalogs and GOBI.
At least two years of working in a law library and possessing a comfortable familiarity with legal research materials as well as legal research techniques in both print and electronic techniques. In addition, instructional/training skills and the ability to present materials to staff, students and faculty both in informal and formal situations is also required.
Good social skills and the ability to work with a diverse staff and patron population. Sense of humor required.
To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: Careers@Northeastern
Northeastern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Educational Institution and Employer, Title IX University. Northeastern University particularly welcomes applications from minorities, women and persons with disabilities. Northeastern University is an E-Verify Employer.