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Resource Management and Discovery Librarian

Posted by: Kennesaw State University Library System

Posted date: 2018-Mar-26

Location: Kennesaw State University

Distinguishing Features of this Position:
KSU Library System seeks a new entry-level librarian who is a dynamic, collegial, self-motivated and flexible individual to serve as a Resource Management and Discovery Librarian. Under the supervision of the Director of Technical Services, the incumbent serves as a member of the Technical Services Unit and helps guide the library to meet the challenges of todays complex higher education library. The incumbent is responsible for working collaboratively to achieve KSU University and Library System missions, goals, and objectives. The Kennesaw Campus will serve as the home base for this position, but the incumbent will spend time working at all of the library systems facilities and campuses.

Major Responsibilities:

Resource Management (70%)
1. Provide access to Library resources for KSU constituents through metadata creation by applying KSU metadata standards, USG best practices for metadata, and national metadata standards. This will be accomplished through original and complex cataloging and batch processes.
2. Assist in the development and implementation of new and existing procedures and policies relating to ebook and ebook collection metadata standards and application guidelines to enhance access to and discoverability of library e-resources.
3. Ensure that newly acquired e-resources are available within the ILS and EDS, resolve e-resource access problems in a timely manner, and update and customize e-resources as necessary for effective discovery.
4. Collaborate with other library units to maintain the accuracy and discoverability of electronic resources.
5. Stay apprised of USG Consortium Cataloging, ERM, and Acquistions policies, procedures, problems and discussions. Share information with unit, and work with unit to define best practices for KSU.
6. Monitor the online Technical Services Request Portal for problems and requests made by students, faculty and staff. Resolve issues and provide assistance as appropriate. Maintain and report monthly statistics.
7. Initiate, plan, and execute projects involving TS with other library units.
8. Craft database reports as needed.
9. Provide appropriate training to library employees as needed, in conjunction with the Technical Services Unit.

Librarianship (20% )
1. Serve as an undergraduate faculty liaison to assigned subject areas. Perform subject specific professional work, including outreach, collection development, and library instruction to undergraduate students and faculty.
2. Provide research assistance and reference services to undergraduate students, faculty, and other members of the KSU community as assigned.
3. Teach information literacy classes to undergraduate students, in accordance with KSU Library System Policies, as assigned. Create instructional materials in multiple formats for use by undergraduate students and faculty.
4. Continuously update skills and knowledge of current best practices in academic librarianship for self and others in the organization.
5. Be professionally active and contribute to developments in the field of library science and/or subject-specific disciplines through scholarship, presentations, and publications.

Additional Responsibilities (10%)
1. Work a flexible schedule including some nights and weekends and at various KSU learning sites.
2. Serve on library, campus, University System of Georgia, and national professional committees.
3. Collaborate on cross-departmental projects.
4. Perform other duties as assigned.
Job Title Resource Management and Discovery Librarian
Start Date 05/01/2018
Library/Institution Name Kennesaw State University
Salary $47,476
Certification Required? Yes
City Kennesaw
State GA
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Type of Library Job Classification -> Academic
Qualifications Required Qualifications:

1. Masters degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program or foreign equivalent.
2. Impeccable written and oral skills. Ability to communicate appropriately within and outside of the library.
3. Collegial attitude and enthusiasm for innovation with creativity in problem solving.
4. At least one year of experience in metadata creation, e-resources, discovery work, or any combination of the three.
Desired Qualifications:
1. Experience with ExLibris Alma and OCLC Connexion.
2. Experience with reporting tools such as Alma Analytics or Microsoft Access.
3. Experience with database maintenance tools such as MarcEdit, OCLC Collection Manager (WCM), SQLite or OpenRefine.
4. Knowledge of Regular Expressions, Python or SQL.
5. Experience working in a consortium environment with a shared ILS.
6. Experience providing library instruction and reference services.
7. Working knowledge of AACR2, MARC21 and non-MARC metadata schema, LCSH, RDA, FRBR.
8. Project management experience.
9. Knowledge of XML.
Application Instructions Due to Kennesaw State Universitys unprecedented growth and increased funding and support for its libraries, and due to the recent retirement of several senior level librarians, the KSU Library System is currently recruiting for six librarian positions. These positions reflect the Librarys continued commitment to excellence in transforming its collections, services, facilities, and staffing. Qualifications, ranks, salaries and start dates will be slightly different for each of the positions. Candidates wishing to apply for more than one positon must complete an electronic application for EACH position. Please go to https://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu/ for the official advertising for EACH position.

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Salary is $47,476 annually, non-negotiable.

Assistant Professor rank, non-negotiable.

This is a non-tenure track faculty position.
Open until filled. Complete applications received by March 5, 2018 will be given first consideration.

Applicants invited to come for a campus interview will provide a writing sample and give a presentation on a topic to be determined.

Applicants must provide the following:
1) Letter of Application / Cover letter
2) Current Curriculum Vita
3) Unofficial Academic Transcripts (Official Academic Transcripts due upon hire)
4) Three reference names and email contact information. (Please note: KSUs job application system will notify these references electronically for letters of reference. Please do not supply these letters yourself).
5) Statement of Librarianship Philosophy (one-page) that addresses how technical services can play a vital role in student success. This statement is placed in the teaching philosophy section of the on-line application system.

KSU accepts online applications only.

If applying for more than one position, a complete application is required for each.

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Benefits
In addition to the many generous benefits available to all KSU employees, new librarians may be eligible for the following:

Support for professional organizational memberships
Funding for travel and conferences
Mentoring program for new librarians
Participation in a professional development writing group
Tuition waivers at University System of Georgia institutions
Opportunities for continuous professional development
Financial assistance for relocation
Web Link http://facultyjobs.kennesaw.edu/postings/4914
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