Resource Management Librarian

Location
Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County
Posted
Apr 25, 2014
Employment Type
Full Time
Founded in 2005, Georgia Gwinnett College (GGC) is the 31st member of the University System of Georgia. GGC is a premier 21st century four-year liberal arts institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools. With a current enrollment of almost 10,000 students, enrollment is projected to exceed 13,000 students within three years, including both residential and commuter students. Located in the greater Atlanta metropolitan area, GGC provides a student centered, technology-enriched learning environment. Gwinnett County (pop. 850,000+) is home to a variety of businesses, including organizations involved in health care, education and information technology

Reporting to the Head of Collections, the Resource Management Librarian is responsible for providing resource and access data management expertise. The RML will participate in the department's team approach to cataloging print, multi-media, and electronic resources, and the maintenance and development of the online catalog. The RML will help to evaluate and improve departmental procedures and policies, and to conduct long-range planning. Dependent upon future growth and development, the RML may supervise staff. The RML will play a key role in the Collections Department's successful completion of its charge to acquire and organize information resources to support the curriculum and mission of Georgia Gwinnett College.

 Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists in managing the cataloging and processing of library resources
  • Directly performs cataloging or catalog maintenance tasks as needed
  • Responsible for providing access to electronic resources
  • Oversees management of Serials
  • Assists with development and maintenance of the online catalog
  • Reviews and edits the copy-cataloging prepared by department staff and other librarians; spot-checks physical processing
  • Works with the Head of Collections to maintain departmental documentation, produce reports, and provide collection statistics
  • Manages day-to-day access functions
  • Reports, responds to, investigates, and resolves performance issues related to access and maintenance of electronic resources
  • Directs data management for acquisition and access to electronic resources, including ILS record management, possible ERM data management, and local electronic resources and database records
  • Resolves complex problems related to orders, renewals, and access
  • Participates in developing and documenting policies, workflows, and procedures
  • Pursues professional growth and development
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Salary
Commensurate with education and experience with excellent benefits.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of national cataloging standards including MARC format, AACR2 and Library of Congress Subject Headings
  • Knowledge of automated integrated library systems
  • A demonstrated interest in electronic resources through coursework, internships, assistantships, or work experience
  • Knowledge and proficiency with online library systems, spreadsheets and databases
  • Knowledge of online Serials/Cataloging systems
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with a commitment to customer service
  • Effective organization, time management, and communication skills
  • Ability to work cooperatively and flexibly with a variety of staff in a rapidly changing environment
  • Knowledge of basic library procedures, methods, and techniques
  • High degree of facility with computers in a Windows environment
  • Ability to deal tactfully and courteously with library users, faculty and staff
  • Demonstrated experience in working independently and as part of a team
  • Strong  oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Experience demonstrating organizational and problem-solving skills

Desirable Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Experience with serials acquisitions and cataloging
  • Knowledge of database applications, and manipulating large datasets
  • Familiarity with e-journal and e-book management issues
  • Knowledge of serials publishers and vendors
  • Experience in cataloging monographs as well as electronic resources
  • Awareness of emerging standards for resource description
  • Experience using Endeavor's Voyager integrated library system and OCLC's Connexion software

Experience:

  • Minimum of 2 years library experience

Education:

  • ALA-accredited or BOR-approved Master's Degree in Library or Information Science

Physical Requirements of the Job:

  • Work typically requires light to moderate physical effort
  • Periods of standing, walking, carrying light to moderate loads
  • Extended periods of visual concentration and attention, manual hand dexterity with hardware, and hearing and spoken word abilities involved in interacting with library users are involved in this position's responsibilities
  • Position may require ability to move and shelve heavy books at times
  • Job takes place in normal environmental conditions

Due to the volume of applications, applicants may not receive a reply from the College unless an applicant is selected for an interview. Review of applications will continue until positions are filled. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States and proof of eligibility will be contemporaneously required upon acceptance of an employment offer. Any resulting employment offers are contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation, as determined by Georgia Gwinnett College in its sole discretion. Georgia Gwinnett College, a unit of the University System of Georgia, is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, disability or religion. Georgia is an open records state.

 
Physical Requirements
Position requires local travel. Ability to lift and carry files and materials. Ability to move from one office to another office on campus. Adequate vision, hearing and manual dexterity to interact with people in person, on the phone and in writing. Job takes place in normal environmental conditions.

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