Electronic Resources Cataloging Librarian at a new Alma institution

Lynchburg, Virginia
Jan 15, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Join our team of professional librarians at Liberty University’s Jerry Falwell Library! This position, working as part of the Collection Services team, will lead the cataloging and tracking of the University’s growing electronic resource collection. The position reports to the Associate Dean of Administrative and Collection Services and provides professional level support by assuming responsibility for technical and analytical reports related to electronic resources and catalog maintenance.

New graduates are welcome to apply for our open faculty and staff positions. Our beautiful campus resides in Lynchburg, VA near the famous Blue Ridge Mountains and James River, which offer miles of scenic trails and beautiful parks for outdoor enthusiasts. In downtown Lynchburg, walking tours highlight iconic landmarks and monuments that reveal Central Virginia’s rich history. A vibrant arts community and a diverse collection of restaurants and markets complement the culture of the historic city.

The Jerry Falwell Library opened a new facility in January 2014 with state-of-the-art features centered on research and collaboration. The 170,000-square-foot building was recently recognized with Library Journal’s Landmark Libraries 2016 Honorable Mention Award for innovative design and spaces. The JFL houses an Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) that provides on-site storage for up to 450,000 items, and an integrated Customer Service Center delivers benchmark service with circulation, research, and technology assistance. Our popular group study rooms and Active Learning Classroom offer collaborative technology to promote student engagement in learning.

The JFL supports over 15,000 residential students, more than 2,500 faculty, and a thriving online learning community at the world’s largest private, non-profit Christian university. Liberty was founded in 1971 by Dr. Jerry Falwell Sr. with a vision of training Champions for Christ. With the university’s recent reclassification as a Carnegie R3 Doctoral University, and the latest QEP’s focus on research and information literacy, you have an exciting opportunity to join us in creating a culture of student research and success.   

Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent.
  • Commitment to Christian higher education and endorsement of Liberty University’s doctrinal statement.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with the evolving and changing cataloging standards and practices.
  • Strong computer skills, including familiarity with office software such as word processing, e-mail, and spreadsheets.
  • Ability to work with and provide customer service to diverse populations.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to perform some tasks involving sitting, standing, stooping, lifting, and long periods of keyboarding.
  • Able to move book carts weighing over 100 lbs. and lift up to 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with the Alma integrated library system.
  • Ability to effectively utilize Microsoft Excel and Access (including developing queries)
  • Experience in cataloging electronic resources.

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