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Job Announcement: Smithsonian Institution Libraries - Serials and Electronic Journals Coordinator

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Suzanne Pilsk <[log in to unmask]>

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Thu, 1 Sep 2011 13:58:45 -0400

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The Smithsonian Institution Libraries is currently looking for a Serials and
Electronic Journals Coordinator.  The position is located in downtown
Washington, DC.  Interested applicants must apply online via USA
Jobs<http://www.usajobs.gov/>.
The announcement number is 11R-RM-297110-DEU-SIL; hereís a direct link to
the position: Serials and Electronic Journals
Coordinator<http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=102052426&JobTitle=Supervisory+Librarian+%28Serials+Coordinator%29&q=11R-RM-297110-DEU-SIL&where=&x=0&y=0&brd=3876&vw=b&FedEmp=N&FedPub=Y&AVSDM=2011-08-30+00%3a03%3a00>.
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The Serials and Electronic Journals Coordinator works closely with
Acquisitions and Reader Services staff to provide integrated and efficient
workflows for serials.  The incumbent serves as the primary serials
cataloger, creating original cataloging records and adapting complex copy
cataloging records, and coordinates serials maintenance and serials metadata
management in SIL.  The Librarian provides direct support for the local
electronic resource management system, and helps SIL discover and implement
additional tools for managing and delivering electronic resources. ****

*Responsibilities*

**1.       **The incumbent reports to the Supervisory Technical Services
Librarian within the Technical Services Division and supervises (3) library
technicians in the serials unit.  ****

   1. Responsible for serial records in SIRIS.  Oversees the creation and
   maintenance of serials holdings records.  Manages the transfer and
   withdrawal of serial volumes.  Supervises and trains two library technicians
   who perform periodicals check-in.****
   2. Responsible for the copy and original cataloging of serial materials
   in English and foreign languages; as needed, will catalog monographs and
   other research materials.  Creates MARC authority records.  Contributes
   authority records to the LC/NACO Authority File.****
   3. Partners with the Acquisitions Librarian and branch staff to manage
   the ordering and payment activity for serials.  Works with colleagues to
   integrate acquisitions and pricing data with bibliographic data.  Supervises
   one library technician who orders subscriptions and processes vendor
   invoices.  ****
   4. Collaborates with SIL staff on the access and cataloging of electronic
   journals and resources.  Participates in the development and maintenance of
   SILís web-based E-Resource Management System. Monitors trends in e-resource
   management and recommends changes to existing tools and workflows as
   appropriate. Manages the integration and quality control of any
   vendor-supplied serial records with the Librariesí catalog.  ****
   5. Collaborates with Digital Services staff to provide support for
   electronic and digital collections, including Smithsonian Research Online
   (SRO), SIís digital repository, and other various image and resource
   collections.  Provides metadata advice and expertise for digital collections
   and projects.****
   6. Works with SIL colleagues to support Interlibrary Loan activities as
   needed.****
   7. Provides documentation, training and quality control for work
   performed by contract staff involving serials.****
   8. Participates in library committees, task forces, and special projects.
   ****
   9. Maintains current awareness of national and international trends and
   developments affecting the cataloging of continuing resources.  Attends
   professional meetings and workshops to monitor changes in standards and
   practices for the management of print and electronic serials.****

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*Qualifications*

   1. Ability to supervise a diverse staff. ****
   2. Skill with automated check-in systems and serials processing.****
   3. Knowledge of MARC cataloging on OCLC and in an Integrated Library
   System (ILS) according to current national cataloging standards, principles,
   and practices, in addition to non-MARC cataloging and description.****
   4. Knowledge of reading at least one language other than English with
   good proficiency and a working knowledge of other foreign languages
   sufficient for cataloging and maintenance of serials and monographs.****
   5. Ability to manage print and electronic subscriptions, along with
   disseminating pricing and availability data. ****
   6. Knowledge of current activities and trends in the description and
   management of electronic collections, journals and resources: aggregators,
   discovery systems, the ANSI/NISO OpenURL framework standard, link resolver
   software and services, and other initiatives that provide and enhance
   access.  ****
   7. Skill with standard desktop applications such as MS Word, Excel, and
   MS Access.****
   8. Ability with written and oral communication skills as shown by written
   communication, reports, proposals, publications, or public presentations.
   ****

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