Title: Librarian for Technical Services
Accountable to: Library Director
Position Summary: The Librarian for Technical Services is a full-time professional position. The core responsibilities of this position are to manage the technical services operations of the Library (cataloging, authority work and inventory), train and supervise departmental personnel, provide software support for commonly used systems, and maintain the public access catalog.
Accountability: Accountable to the Director of the Library.
Qualifications: Required: The Librarian for Technical Services must possess an MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited library school and have at least three years of experience in cataloging. S/He must have the following knowledge and skills: a thorough knowledge of applicable cataloging rules and standards (e.g., RDA, Library of Congress Policy Statements, Library of Congress Subject Headings, LC Classification, MARC standards); experience with OCLC and integrated library systems. S/He must also have an understanding of Christian theology. S/He must also have appropriate decision-making skills in the areas of subject analysis and problem resolution; suitable administrative and supervisory skills; the ability to communicate effectively and tactfully, both orally and in writing; and the ability to work independently and as a member of a pro-active team in a user-centered, academic, theological library setting. Finally, the Librarian must share the seminary's commitment to anti-racism in its own life, in church and society, and will demonstrate multicultural competence. More on the seminary's anti-racism initiative can be found at: http://www.nbts.edu/newsite/art.cfm
Desired: Familiarity with OCLC's CJK software, The Library Corporation's (TLC) integrated library systems (including Library.Solution), metadata standards (e.g., Dublin Core) and mark-up languages (e.g., HTML, XML, etc.). Also desired is a basic reading knowledge of foreign languages (any combination of the following would be helpful: Korean; German; Dutch; French; Latin, and Spanish).
Responsibilities: In the area of TECHNICAL SERVICES: Perform original and copy cataloging of Library materials in all formats and non-English languages in OCLC and Library.Solution; Keep up-to-date in knowledge and use of cataloging rules, standards, and systems (RDA, MARC21, LCSH, LC Classification, LC Policy Statements, OCLC, Library.Solution); Perform authority control; Maintain the collection through the inventory process and public access catalog maintenance; Keep the necessary technical services tools and procedural manuals up-to-date; Participate in professional development workshops and activities, primarily through active participation in the American Theological Library Association (ATLA) and the Southeastern Pennsylvania Theological Library Association (SEPTLA).
In the area of TECHNOLOGY: Train and supervise paraprofessional staff in the use and maintenance of the Library's several software programs; Work closely with the Library's automation vendors and the Seminary's Systems Administrator to provide software and hardware support, recommend product improvements, and maintain the integrity of the Library's databases; Coordinate or perform upgrades to Library systems
In the area of ADMINISTRATION: Establish policies and procedural guidelines for technical services operations indicated earlier; Establish short- and long-term goals for the department; train and supervise paraprofessional and student employees and volunteers in technical services assignments; Oversee retrospective conversion processes, both in-house and outsourced; Provide necessary reports and statistics for management needs and agency requirements
In the area of PUBLIC SERVICES: Assist in Circulation and Reference as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Terms of Employment: New Brunswick Theological Seminary adheres to a policy of employment at will which allows either party to terminate the employment relationship at any time, for any reason, with or without cause or notice.
The Seminary is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.