The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth is seeking an Assistant/Associate Librarian (Library Technical Services). The Assistant/Associate Librarian is responsible for overseeing the technical services operations of the Law Library, including acquisitions, metadata/cataloging, electronic resources management, processing, serials, and collection maintenance. This position works collaboratively with the university library and regional library consortiums; consults on collection development policies and decisions; serves on law library and university committees; and participates in discussions and decision-making regarding library programs, services, operations, facilities, and policies. The position will also participate in some public/reference services by providing liaison services to assigned faculty members, and by participating in the evening/weekend rotation schedule.
The incumbent oversees the overall technical services operations of the Law Library, including the management of electronic resources; monitors the technical services assistant; analyzes and designs efficient workflows; catalogs library materials in accordance with national best practices and standards in law libraries nationally; processes library invoices; tracks and analyzes library budgets; ensures library patron access to electronic resources; and other duties as assigned. Additionally, the incumbent will participate in the weekend/evening reference rotation. The minimum salary for an Assistant Librarian is $63,863.
The minimum salary for an Associate Librarian is $74,789.
Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or equivalent.
Previous experience using cataloging standards and tools such as AACR2/RDA, LCC, LCSH, MAR21, FRBR, OCLC WorldCat, and OCLC Connection.
Demonstrated knowledge of integrated library systems, resources discovery tools, link resolvers and proxy authentication systems;
Demonstrated skills with metadata tools, bibliographic data, cataloging standards, and quality control, in both print and digital environments.
JD degree from an ABA accredited law school, or an equivalent from a foreign law school;
Previous experience or job skills that demonstrate knowledge of types and uses of legal materials and experience with bibliographic access to legal information;
1 to 2 years of prior work experience in a law, research, or academic library;
Supervisory and leadership experience;
Strong written and oral communication skills;
The ability to work in a collaborative environment.
Submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.
The review of applications will begin October 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants must be authorized for employment in the U.S. on a full-time basis. Employment-based visa sponsorship not available.
The University of Massachusetts reserves the right to conduct background checks on potential employees.
The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth values excellence, diversity, transparency, student-centeredness, accountability, innovation, engagement, collaboration, collegiality and safety. The University of Massachusetts Dartmouth employees and applicants for employment are protected by federal laws, Presidential Executive Orders, and state and local laws designed to protect employees and job applicants from discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), national origin, age, disability, family medical history or genetic information, military service, veteran status or other nonmerit based factors.