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 (located in Portland, Oregon) involving the processing of law library materials, access to electronic resources, and updating law faculty scholarship on the CU Digital Commons.
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.
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
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.
About Concordia University School of Law
Concordia University is a private, nonprofit Christian liberal arts university open to students of any faith. Nestled in the Pacific Northwest, Concordia University is committed to the dual purpose of preparing students for life and for a living. The Law School is located in the heart of Boise's legal community, within walking distance of Idaho's federal court, Supreme Court, State Capitol, and key law firms. And Boise is known for its high quality of life and lower cost of living. Concordia provides a challenging, yet supportive learning environment where spirited intellectual inquiry strengthens our commitment to justice, compassion and moral integrity. We respect diversity, and integrate faith into every aspect of learning, service, and life. Concordia University School of Law is a fully approved program of legal education by the American Bar Association.