Collection Services and Electronic Resources Librarian
Georgian Court University
Location: Lakewood, New Jersey
Higher Education Institution
This is a full-time, 12-month non-tenure track position with faculty status. This position is responsible for the development, management, interpretation, and promotion of the Sister Mary Joseph Cunningham Library’s general and special collections in both physical and digital formats. The incumbent works closely with our team of librarians to ensure the SMJC Library’s Collection and related services are well understood and communicated to the GCU community, and that they meet the university’s current and future research needs. The incumbent will also work as part of our team of librarians to maintain effective library operations, while providing outstanding reference services and library instruction to our students, faculty, and staff.
Reports to the Director of Library Services.
Collection Development and Liaison Responsibilities
Develop and maintain a strategy for collection reclamation and analysis that takes into account the handling of traditional materials as well as new electronic resources using models such as DDA, ATO, etc.
Manage vendor relations, contracts, negotiations, and licensed resources under the collection development budget.
Works with the Director of Library Services and the Outreach and User Engagement Librarian on the long-term vision for the promotion of the general and special collections.
Work with the librarians to develop policies and procedures for selection and decision-making processes.
Work with the Acquisitions and Cataloging Generalist and other library assistants as needed to provide collection statistics reports and analyses to the library director and librarians.
Assists in the training of staff in technical services operations when needed.
Work as a liaison librarian for designated academic program areas to provide specialized instruction and research assistance to faculty and students and to acquire materials in all formats.
Electronic Resources and Cataloging Responsibilities
Develop and promote digital collections and projects in support of the library’s collecting strengths and goals.
Manage electronic resources, including such activities as monitoring the marketplace for new resources, evaluating and recommending new titles, arranging for demonstrations or trial subscriptions for librarian and faculty evaluation, providing training for librarians, and creating LibGuides and research aids in other formats.
Manage the curation of the Library A-Z Database List.
Communicate resource changes and updates to the Systems and Emerging Technologies Librarian.
Work with the Systems and Emerging Technologies Librarian to ensure EZProxy is up to date, to ensure stable offsite access to our electronic resources.
Manage digital library technologies and services including but not limited to Article Linking Solutions (Serial Solutions 360 Link and OCLC Content Manager) and ContentDM.
Perform original and copy cataloging of resources in assorted formats as needed.
Reference and Library Instruction
Provide reference assistance on a regular schedule, which may include evening and weekend hours at times.
Participate in the library’s information literacy instruction program, providing library instruction, both online and face-to-face, to first year students as well as students in designated program areas as assigned.
Participate in the development of policy and procedures as a member of the SMJC Reference Team.
Provide specialized research assistance to faculty and students in designated areas.
General and Administrative
Participate in university committee service and Faculty Assembly.
Engage in professional development and other professional activities as appropriate.
Participate in library-wide planning, budgeting, reporting and evaluation activities.
Integrate the core values of respect, integrity, compassion, justice and service into all aspects of interaction.
Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Library Services to maintain effective library operations.
An MLS, or other master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from a program accredited in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA’s Human Resource Development and Recruitment Office. Second masters/advanced degree desirable.
Strong working knowledge of library collection development budgets required.
Experience leading collection reclamation and analysis projects in an academic library setting.
Strong working knowledge of LibGuides, Camtasia, and course management systems required.
Proficiency in Windows applications and Microsoft Office.
Experience with HTML, CSS, Java, content management systems, Adobe Creative Suite, and Camtasia preferred.
Ability to work well independently and collaboratively in a team environment.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written.
Experience with library instruction and reference services.
Experience in an academic library including reference, collection development, and library instruction preferred.
Copy cataloging knowledge required. Knowledge of original cataloging preferred.
**Effective October 1, 2021, proof of vaccination or submission of weekly COVID-19 tests are required for all Georgian Court employees. A copy of your CDC vaccination card should be shared with the Office of Human Resources before your first day of employment. All information will be kept confidential**
Georgian Court University: History, Culture and Academic ExcellenceGeorgian Court University offers more than 30 undergraduate degrees, 10 graduate Founded and sponsored by the Sisters of Mercy of New Jersey, Georgian Court University is located in residential Lakewood, New Jersey, on a magnificent 156-acre estate formerly belonging to financier George Jay Gould. The campus is conveniently situated 60 miles from New York and Philadelphia and only 10 miles from the beautiful Jersey Shore. Bordering Lake Carasaljo, the site is a National Historic Landmark with magnificent statuary, beautiful architecture and lush gardens, making it a truly breathtaking and inspiring place to learn, study, and live. After a long history as a women's college with coeducational graduate programs and undergraduate evening programs, Georgian Court has become fully coeducational as of Fall 2013. All degree and certificate programs during the day and evening are now open to both women and men. Open to students of all faiths, Georgian Court University provides comprehensive liberal arts education in the Roman Catholic tradition with a special concern for women. The university offers a curriculum that is broa...d enough to be truly liberal, yet specialized enough to provide in-depth preparation for careers or further study.The unique Georgian Court University atmosphere is one of a small college ambiance in a technologically advanced, highly esteemed university setting. Centered around the core values of the Sisters of Mercy, the university offers an extremely safe and nurturing campus environment with individualized attention and guidance.The Georgian Court faculty is committed to teaching and individual mentoring, with an outstanding 92% holding doctorates or terminal degrees in their field. They are dedicated and caring educators and experts in their respective industries, while demonstrating public service and a personal affinity to our core values—respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.degrees, and a variety of certificates in a wide range of areas through our three schools: The School of Arts & Sciences, The School of Business, and The School of Education.Benefits of a Georgian Court University education include: small classes, with a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1; personalized education—faculty members readily available for mentoring ; all classes taught by faculty members, not graduate assistants, and inclusive core values of respect, integrity, justice, compassion, and service.