Cataloging and Government Documents Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian)
Location: Oswego, New York
Higher Education Institution
Description of Department:
Penfield Library is a dynamic, innovative, and learning-centered environment serving students, faculty, and staff at SUNY Oswego. The Library supports campus curriculum, teaching, and research, with a liaison program that provides information literacy instruction, specialized reference, and collection development in all curricular areas. The Library is an active participant in shared SUNY libraries-wide initiatives. The Library is in a time of change, magnified by the recent pandemic: assessing services, reexamining our organizational structure, exploring new ways of engaging with faculty and new campus partnerships, and planning for future building renovations. Penfield library is committed to the practices of social justice, diversity, equality, and respect among our staff, students, collections, and services. We are actively working to build an inclusive environment by setting goals that directly reflect equity and inclusivity, and supporting the goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment.
Penfield Library at the State University of New York at Oswego invites applications to fill a full time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty Cataloging and Government Documents Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian).
Posting Date: February 6, 2023
Review Date: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Compensation:Minimum Salary- $52,842 , commensurate with experience plus full New York State benefits package.
Benefit Information: The State University of New York provides an excellent benefit package. Click here for more information.
Date of Appointment: As soon as possible (or for Faculty will be date of obligation)
Description of Responsibilities:
The Cataloging and Government Documents Librarian is responsible for cataloging resources in all formats and managing government documents. This position is expected to participate actively in liaison, reference, and instruction duties; and fulfill scholarship, service, and continuing professional development consistent with University standards for promotion and tenure. This position reports to the Collections Management Librarian and works closely with the copy cataloging staff. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:
Oversees the copy cataloging function: trains copy cataloging staff and monitors work product to ensure compliance with appropriate cataloging and metadata standards. Participates in project planning, with an eye to increasing efficiencies and building sustainable workflows.
Performs original and complex copy cataloging for all formats, as well as materials in Archives and Special Collections.
Works closely with library staff to resolve routine cataloging inconsistencies and problems as they arise.
Maintains the accuracy and integrity of bibliographic and authority records in the online catalog and creates metadata.
Develops and regularly reviews cataloging standards, policies, and procedures to ensure accurate and timely maintenance of catalog and digital records by cataloging staff.
Responsible for all aspects of Penfield's Government Document Collection.
Withdraws superseded volumes and coordinates maintenance of the physical documents collection. Facilitates access to electronic government documents.
Serves as a resource person for Government Document-related issues.
Serves as the depository coordinator for the Federal Depository Library Program and represents the library at regional and national Government Document meetings.
Serves as liaison to assigned academic departments, providing instruction, and participating in collection development in those areas.
Participates in Research Help Desk rotation for on-site and virtual reference (may include some evening shifts).
As a member of the faculty, serves on various campus-wide and college governance committees, SUNY-wide committees, and makes scholarly and creative contributions to the profession.
Engages in educational opportunities about, and works to increase awareness and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
SUNY Oswego works continuously to create an inclusive environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural safety, belonging, civil discourse, cultural humility, and other values and goals outlined in SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan. As such, the incumbent is expected to contribute to these efforts and possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to engage effectively with an increasingly diverse community of students and colleagues.
Master's in library science from an ALA accredited program, by time of appointment.
Working knowledge of cataloging standards & tools including AACR2, RDA, OCLC, MARC formats, LC classification, LCSH, and authority control.
Strong interpersonal skills and excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively.
Demonstrated interest or engagement with social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion issues, through professional or community experience. Commitment and a willingness to reflect those principles in descriptive work.
Two years of experience with cataloging
Experience in an academic library setting.
Experience using Ex Libris Library Management System and OCLC Connexion for cataloging.
Demonstrated ability to thrive in an atmosphere of continuous change, to work within a collaborative team environment with diverse groups, to inspire and motivate, and show creativity in problem-solving.
Experience cataloging archives and special collections items and digital materials.
Experience working with Government Documents and knowledge of current trends in government information.
At SUNY Oswego we value the diversity found in each member of our campus community and strive to create a community where that diversity is embraced and enhanced. Recognizing the strength of diversity, our mission is to foster an environment which respects, embraces, and promotes cultural competence, civil discourse and active engagement in developing an inclusive and vibrant community of scholars who act as transformational agents of change and responsible citizens of the world. For more information see SUNY Oswego's Strategic Diversity and Inclusion Plan.
As a candidate seeking consideration you are asked to submit a separate statement specifically addressing how your commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion has been evidenced in your career experience and professional activity, and/or community service (volunteer work, etc.), and/or professional development. (Please see Application Instructions)
With a student body of 8,000 students, the State University of New York at Oswego is large enough to offer more than 110 programs of study yet small enough for students to form lifelong bonds with each other and their professors and mentors. Learning-centeredness is Oswego's organizing principle for decisions about responsibilities, activities, resources, and academic and physical environments as the college addresses the widening missions of public higher education in the 21st century and continues to advance the public good. Students study in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences; School of Business; School of Communication, Media and the Arts; and School of Education as well as innovative interdisciplinary programs that cross traditional boundaries. Oswego opens doors for students with highly rated experiential learning and study-abroad opportunities.The state has invested more than $800 million in campus renewal at Oswego since 2000, bringing new luster and technologies to old buildings and adding wholly new state-of-the-art facilities. The college's new construction is all designed to meet the LEED Gold standard of the U.S. Green Building Council.Inspired by a shared commit...ment to excellence and the desire to transcend traditional higher-education boundaries, SUNY Oswego strives to be a premier institution that provides a transformative experience to a diverse body of students, empowering them to live ethical and meaningful lives and build a better world. Strong traditionThe college was founded in 1861 as a teacher training school by Edward Austin Sheldon, who embraced and popularized some of the most innovative teaching methods of his day. Oswego became one of the State University of New York's founding members in 1948 and evolved into a full-fledged arts and sciences university college in the SUNY system by 1962, when it entered a period of rapid growth: as enrollment soared, 29 new buildings opened in the 1960s alone.The legacy of 19th century founder Edward Austin Sheldon still underpins the college's identity and invigorates its vision. Sheldon built a powerful public asset to meet the needs of rising populations and was one of the original adopters of experiential learning as a compelling pedagogy. LocationThe college's 690-acre campus, featuring nearly a mile of Great Lake shorefront, is scenic every season of the year. Lake Ontario with its connected waterways and natural beauty is the focal point for world-class sports fishing, outstanding opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts, community parks, living history through maritime museums and Fort Ontario, and festivals like Oswego's Harborfest as well as a thriving port. To the north are the Thousand Islands of the St. Lawrence Seaway, to the south the vineyards of the Finger Lakes. Syracuse is the metropolitan cultural hub for Central New York, a 45-minute drive from Oswego. Its international airport is closer still. SUNY Oswego also has a branch campus in Syracuse, where it offers degree completion programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.Welcome Videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BaPSio0v2JYFast Facts http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts.htmlAccreditations http://www.oswego.edu/about/facts/accreditations.htmlInteractive Map http://www.oswego.edu/about/visit/maps/campus/index.html#placemarks//zoom/16/lat/undefined/lon/undefinedFollowing State University of New York at Oswego on Twitter https://twitter.com/sunyoswego