The Coordinator of Acquisition and Discovery Services manages the acquisition, cataloging and physical processing of library resources and works collaboratively with the Coordinator of Digital Access and Metadata who is responsible for metadata strategies for and cataloging of digital materials.


Develop and implement strategies for the effective acquisition and discovery of library resources
Provide leadership in the management of acquisitions, and cataloging, including setting policy, establishing workflows and work assignments, setting priorities and developing and documenting procedures
Hire, train, coordinate, and direct the work of department staff
Monitor and evaluate trends related to resource acquisition, description, discovery and access
Recommend and implement new initiatives
Foster a collegial work environment
Develop assessment strategies and maintain statistics for department activities
Contribute to and learns from the profession through local, state, and national professional organizations, presentations, and publications

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent
Experience supervising full time staff
Demonstrated knowledge and experience in acquisitions, cataloging standards, issues, trends and best practices
Experience using bibliographic utilities and integrated library systems
Ability and willingness to work with colleagues in collaborative and team environments
Demonstrated commitment to diversity
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Strong organizational and project management skills
Commitment to professional development

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Experience with non-MARC metadata standards (i.e. MODS, Dublin Core, EAD)
Experience with planning and implementing new services

Appointment will be made at the Associate Librarian or Librarian rank. 

For full consideration submit application online by June 30, 2019. 

View the complete position description and apply. 


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