Post Date: 03/01/2019
Close Date: 04/30/2019
University Mission: Concordia is a Christian university preparing leaders for the transformation of society.
This mission further embodies the core themes of servant leadership, rigor and Lutheran. The Concordia University School of Law integrates faith, learning, and civic engagement in the search for truth, social justice and informed voice of reason.
Position Title - Technical Services Librarian
Department - Concordia University School of Law / Library
Reports To - Law Library Director (FAC093)
FLSA Status - Exempt
Position Number - LAW030
Salary Grade - Grade 6
Primary Work Location - Concordia University School of Law / onsite Boise campus
Work Schedule - Monday through Friday, approximately 8:30 am to 5:30 pm
Employee Class - 33 – Staff, Full-time, Exempt
EEO Classification - 25-4021
FTE - 1.0
Last Updated - February 2019
The Technical Services Librarian is primarily responsible for overseeing all technical services functions in the George R. White Law Library, including discovery systems, serials, acquisitions, ILL, budget processing, and electronic resource management. The Technical Services Librarian also coordinates services with the CU main campus library involving the processing of law library materials, access to electronic resources, and updating law faculty scholarship on the CU Digital Commons.
Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion in order to further the Lutheran objectives of the University and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Perform system management of the integrated library system, Ex Libris Alma, and configuration and maintenance of the discovery layer, Ex Libris Primo.
• Oversee the management of the library’s print and electronic resources, including but not limited to:
• Manages catalog data and catalog services; ensures compliance with national and local cataloging standards and practices
• Performs acquisition and on-going maintenance of both print and electronic resources.
• Investigates the purchase and lease of electronic resources from vendors. Establishes trials of databases.
• Performs other electronic resource management tasks, including access and link resolver management, batch loading of MARC records, usage tracking, license management, and EzProxy server maintenance.
• Serves as primary vendor and publisher liaison.
• Processes or supervises processing of invoices and works closely with library director on budgeting.
• Assists students and faculty in obtaining Inter-Library Loan materials
• Oversees updating of faculty scholarship and Concordia Law Review in CU Digital Commons
• Trains and manages library assistants and student workers as required.
• Advises director on a variety of library policies and procedures.
• Contributes to statistics and departmental reports.
• Serves as a library liaison to faculty.
• Assists in public services roles, such as circulation, reference, and research. Familiarity with LibApps, including but not limited to LibGuides, LibCal.
• Participates in appropriate professional development activities, including attending educational conferences.
The position requires interaction with the students, staff, faculty, and administrators on a daily basis and contact with external constituents such as vendors.
Scope of Work
Work is delegated by department administrator and supports the daily operations of the law library at the School of Law. Work requires knowledge of institution and department policies and practices. May initiate actions in support of departmental operations.
Work is generally performed in an office or library environment.
Minimum Physical Requirements
• Tolerance to prolonged positioning including sitting and standing.
• Able to use technology and administrative software.
• Able to use computer hardware and peripherals as well as low technology office equipment including copiers and scanners.
• Able to communicate effectively in person, electronically, and via telephone.
• Tolerance to repetitive motions including keyboarding and filing.
• Able to lift, pull, grasp, stoop and reach within an office and library environment.
• Able to lift and carry 5-10 pounds on occasional basis.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
• Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited school or equivalent required; additional J.D. (or equivalent) preferred.
• Experience working in an academic, research, or law library technical services department. 2+ years of experience preferred.
• Knowledge of concepts, principles, and practice in library technical services.
• Knowledge or experience with metadata standards, bibliographic data, and cataloging standards.
• Knowledge of and experience with bibliographic utilities and integrated library systems (preferably Ex Libris).
Minimum Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)
• Ability to identify, troubleshoot, resolve, and test issues and problems with complex systems integrations.
• Knowledge of OCLC Connexion, Ex Libris Alma and Primo, and MarcEdit.
• Current knowledge of various cataloging standards and experience with copy and original cataloging.
• Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills in working with diverse students, faculty, and staff.
• Familiarity with LibApps such as LibGuides or LibCal.
• Strong attention to detail and organization skills.
• Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to work independently and work well with others while displaying a professional attitude and respect at all times
Post-Offer, Pre-Employment Screening Requirements
Able to successfully pass a criminal background check
Attitude and Demeanor of all Concordia University Employees
• Publicly support the mission of Concordia University.
• Communicate effectively with warmth, sensitivity, and understanding as s/he deals with administrative colleagues, teachers, students, parents, faculty, college personnel and program associates.
• Work as a team member in a professional environment.
• Possess a “service attitude” (willingness to be flexible to meet the demands of the college and/or department)
• Have a professional physical appearance (appropriate clothing, hygiene, etc.)
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