Librarian I

United States, North America
Mar 07, 2014

Position Information

Posting Number: 9169

Internal Posting Date: 03-06-2014

Internal Closing Date: 03-26-2014

External Closing Date: 03-26-2014

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Job Title: Librarian I

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Major Administrative Unit/College: Libraries

Primary Department: 10056536 LIBRARIES

Position Employee Group: Continuing System Academic Staff-FAS

Appointment Basis: Annual Year, 12 months

Appointment Status: Continuing System Academic Staff

Employment %: 100


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Support Staff: Pay Minimum

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Position Summary: The Special Materials Catalog Librarian will report to the Head of the Cataloging and Metadata Services Team and will be responsible for original and complex copy cataloging of materials including maps, graphical materials and special format resources ofall types in a variety of languages and subjects. May also catalog textual print materials in foreign languages. Creates name authority records for the LC/NACO national authority file, as needed. Participates in the problem solving and policy making activities of the Cataloging and Metadata Services unit; serves as a resource person for library staff on rules and best practices for special materials cataloging; works with the Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services to develop local cataloging policies and procedures for special materials; shares with library colleagues relevant information gained from professional activities and uses that knowledge to improve unit operations; monitors cataloging trends and maintains awareness of emerging issues in bibliographic control; participates in library committees, task groups, and special projects, particularly those related to cataloging, metadata, and bibliographic control. The successful candidate must be broadly focused and adventurous enough to expand or shift their range of responsibilities to meet evolving campus needs as well as participate approximately quarter-time in a secondary assignment based on the needs of the library and interests and qualifications of the librarian. Other appropriate duties as assigned.

Librarians are appointed as regular faculty in the continuing appointment system and are engaged in professional development and scholarly activities related to their position in addition to serving on library and university committees as elected or assigned.

Michigan State University Libraries serve more the 4,900 faculty, 36,000 undergraduates, and 11,000 graduate and professional students on a park-like campus of over 5,000 acres. The Main Library and 4 branch libraries have combined holdings of over 5 million volumes. East Lansing is a community of 50,000 located adjacent to Lansing, the State capital.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications
Support Staff: Minimum Requirements
Master's degree in information or library science from a program accredited by the American Library Association; excellent oral and written communication skills; outstanding interpersonal communication skills including the ability to be flexible in a dynamic and changing environment; exceptional commitment to customer service; ability to work enthusiastically and effectively with diverse faculty, students, and staff; ability to work collaboratively and independently; ability to prioritize and balance various unit needs; attention to detail; preparation and commitment to conducting independent scholarship consistent with a library faculty appointment; capacity and commitment to engage independently in continuing professional development.

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Desired Qualifications: Sufficient reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages to catalog items; familiarity with current and emerging cataloging standards and practices, and metadata issues and applications; experience with MARC bibliographic and authorities formats and cataloging and classification standards; experience with a cataloging utility and a local integrated library system.

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Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
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Number of Reference Letters Required: See Special Instructions

Special Instructions to Applicants: Interested applicants should provide a letter of application, resume, and names, addresses and email addresses of three references.

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Jacquelyn Hansen/AHOLAJAC@MSU.EDU

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