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General purpose: The Collection Services Librarian supports the acquisition, description, and access of library materials to meet the teaching and learning needs of the Maryland Institute College of Art. The Collection Services Librarian actively participates in library liaison work including reference, collection development, instruction, and departmental outreach.
Summary of Essential Functions: â¢ Participates in library liaison work including reference, collection development, instruction, and departmental outreach. â¢ Manages the Resource Description Manager and Acquisitions and Serials Manager. â¢ Supports and troubleshoots acquisitions, resource description, and access functions when appropriate.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: â¢ Keeps abreast of new developments in resource description, acquisitions, and access services. â¢ Creates, maintains, and enriches complex catalog and metadata records according to professional standards when needed. â¢ Performs catalog and database maintenance as needed. â¢ Performs systems administration to OPAC, catalog client, and other relevant systems. â¢ Informs and instructs library staff and users of system changes. â¢ Supports and troubleshoots catalog and metadata records of all material types. â¢ Supports and troubleshoots acquisitions functions including budget oversight, ongoing commitments for serials and databases including communicating with vendors, negotiating pricing, reviewing license agreements, and verifying access. â¢ Supports and troubleshoots access services functions, serving as weekday library opening backup. â¢ Participates in library outreach activities on and off campus. â¢ Partners with departments as a subject liaison including providing outreach and collection development for those assigned areas. â¢ Performs instruction for liaison areas as well as a percentage of first-year instruction in accordance with the number of enrolled students in their liaison areas. â¢ Develops activities, outreach tools, or programs that promote social justice, equity, and diversity. â¢ Provides reference and research consultation services through a variety of access points including email and in person. â¢ Contributes to the profession, whether through professional organizations or through other efforts. Activities may include work on a committee, task force, or other group; work on projects sponsored by professional organizations; or other professional efforts. â¢ Engages in professional development through professional library conferences, seminars, and network committees, reading professional literature, and attending and participating in staff workshops and meetings. â¢ Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: â¢ Understanding of professional standards in resource description. o Standards such as: AACR2; RDA; LCSH, LCGFT, NAF, TGM, AAT, ULAN, and Dublin Core. o Classification rules and best practices. o MARC and emerging frameworks. â¢ Familiarity with MarcEdit, OCLC Connexion, Alma/Primo, and Worldcat. â¢ Research skills in a dynamic electronic environment such as effective database searching techniques, strategies, and use of a variety of programs and digital research platforms. â¢ Work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively with colleagues, staff, faculty, and students fostering a collegial work environment that encourages growth, inclusivity, innovation, curiosity, and rigor.
Minimum qualifications: â¢ ALA-accredited Masterâs Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent advanced degree is required. â¢ Minimum of 2 years original resource description experience. â¢ Management experience. â¢ Subject knowledge in art, art history, or design. â¢ Familiarity with MarcEdit, OCLC Connexion, Alma/Primo, and Worldcat. â¢ Knowledge of the (ACRL) Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education. â¢ Exceptional communication, interpersonal, presentation, and teaching skills. â¢ Exceptional organizational skills, problem-solving skills, attention to detail and accuracy, and the ability to set and keep deadlines. â¢ Demonstrated experience with promoting social justice, equity, and diversity.
Preferred Qualifications: â¢ Demonstrated ability to effectively teach information literacy skills in a classroom setting. â¢ Demonstrated liaison librarian experience.
Reporting to this position: Resource Description Manager, Acquisitions and Serials Manager â¢ Supervises â¢ Trains â¢ Supports professional development â¢ Reviews work â¢ Project overviews â¢ Time-card management â¢ Performance evaluations
Conditions of Employment: â¢ Conditions: Background Check â¢ Unusual Circumstances related to position: None
Physical demands and work environment: The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. â¢ Physical Demands: While performing the duties of job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift up to 15 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. â¢ Work environment: While performing the duties of the job, the employee is exposed to weather conditions prevalent at the time. The noise level in the work environment is usually minimal. â¢ Required training: Handbook orientation, Anti-Harassment, Hazard Communication, Emergency Plans & Fire Prevention, Personal Protection Equipment.
Maryland Institute College of Art is committed to its policy of providing equal opportunity regardless of race, color, creed, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, or veteran status (disabled, Vietnam-era, or otherwise). Furthermore, the College does not tolerate any form of sex discrimination, including sexual harassment or sexual violence. This policy applies to all programs, facilities, and activities provided by Maryland Institute College of Art, including but not limited to admission, educational programs, and employment.
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MICA provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities on a case-by-case basis. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact Human Resources at 410-225-2363.
Internal Number: R6
About Maryland Institute College of Art
Founded in 1826, MICA is among the top visual arts colleges in the nation. The college enrolls 1,863 undergraduate and 306 graduate students from 48 states and 54 foreign countries, offering programs of study leading to the bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.), master of arts (M.A.), master of fine arts (M.F.A.) degrees, and master of professional studies degrees (M.P.S), as well as post-baccalaureate certificate programs and a full slate of credit and noncredit courses for adults, college-bound students, and children. MICA is recognized as an important cultural resource for the Baltimore/Washington region, sponsoring many public and community-outreach programs-including more than 100 exhibitions by students, faculty, and nationally and internationally known artists annually-as well as artists' residencies, film series, lectures, readings, and performances.