Resource Management and Discovery Librarian

Position ID: 38876
Kennesaw State University
KSU Library System
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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 today’s 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 system’s 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.

Required Qualifications:

1. Master’s 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 Procedure: 
Please see the below "Institution Employment Link" to view a complete job description, create an application, and apply for the position.
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Contract Period: 
12 months
CIP Discipline Code: 
Library and Information Science
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Application Deadline: 
Thursday, April 12, 2018
Position Starting Date: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Recruitment Data
Search Chair: 
Michael Luther
Vacancy Status: 

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822

Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Kieran Morrow, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator

Sandra Gilbreth, Admin Assistant II