The Vermont Department of Libraries is seeking a service-oriented, energetic
and innovative librarianto serve as Collections and Digital
Initiatives Librarian. This is a newly reclassified leadership
positionin the state library agency and requires technical,
managerial, planning, cataloging and metadata,training and
public service skills.
Responsibilities: Head of the Technical Services Unit which is responsible
for: cataloging andmetadata operations for all Department
library collections; bibliographic records in the statewide
unionlibrary catalogs; and cataloging support and training
for Vermont public libraries. Perform original andcomplex
cataloging for all formats (including materials for the Vermont law library
and government create and maintain policies and
procedures which conform to current standards
of participate in planning activities
as a member of the Department's Managementand Leadership
teams; supervise staff of three; monitor staff work and conduct training, as
needed;provide consultation and training (in person and via
web-based tools) to Vermont school and public
work with other library professionals in Vermont and beyond to advance best
practices forlibrary technical services; and maintain
selected content on the Department's website. Keep
statisticsand write reports. Participate in department-wide
activities and professional development with a focuson
cataloging and digital technologies.
This position has been upgraded and expanded to include these new duties and
responsibilities:oversee Department's library collections
and acquisitions, including policies and
procedures,vendor/cost analyses and contracts; create and
manage a system for collecting and cataloging
statedocuments in all formats; responsible for the
integrity of bibliographic records in the CatamountLibrary
Network's shared Evergreen open source catalog, and act as Head of the
CatalogingCommittee during Phase I of the Catamount
project; Share responsibility for selected functions of
theSirsiDynix ILS and the Vermont Automated Library System
(VALS), data migration projects andsystem upgrades.
Participate in grant writing and grants management. This individual may also
beresponsible for oversight of the Interlibrary Loan
division with additional supervisory duties.
Required: Master's degree in Library Science or Information Science from an
ALA accreditedprogram.Three years of professional library
experience after the degree or five years of
libraryexperience prior to the degree that has included
responsibility for cataloging/metadata.
Supervisoryexperience and experience using bibliographic
utilities such as OCLC and electronic integrated
Thorough knowledge of professional library practice, theory, systems and
procedures, includinglibrary information technology,
acquisitions, cataloging & metadata, technical services and
familiaritywith current trends in library technologies.
Knowledge of national cataloging standards such asAACR2,
MARC21, LCSH, LC classification and RDA, and metadata schema such as Dublin
Core.Ability to analyze and solve problems, multi-task and
work effectively as part of a team. Thesuccessful candidate
will be a forward-looking individual with flexibility and strong communication
andpeople skills. Must enjoy working in a collegial
environment with people who have a wide range oflibrary
skills and knowledge.
Preferred: Experience with managing and cataloging electronic government
documents; Experienceworking with open-source
ILS.General Information: The Department of Libraries
includes: the Vermont State Library (with a focuson law,
Vermontiana, state and federal documents and library science); the Vermont
Library for theBlind and Physically Handicapped; the
Midstate Library Service Center (wihich houses a
generalcollection available to local libraries); an
Interlibrary Loan department that serves libraries
statewide;and an active Library Development
division. The Department provides services for the
threebranches of state government, libraries statewide and
the general public. The Vermont Department
ofLibraries is located in Montpelier, the smallest state
capital in the nation located in the heart of thebeautiful
state of Vermont and surrounded by the Green Mountains.
Montpelier is located 40 milesSE of the state's largest
city of Burlington and approximately 3 hours from Boston and Montreal.
Formore information about the Department of Libraries, see:
Salary and Benefits: $57,782 plus a comprehensive benefits package. Salary may
be negotiable,dependent upon qualifications and
Please reference job posting # 30621.
Applicants also must send a letter of application, resume and the names of
three references withcontact information (phone number and
e-mail address) to: Vermont Department of
Libraries,Attention: Job Openings, 109 State Street,
Montpelier, VT 05609-0601. Review of applications
willbegin August 15, 2012 and will continue until the
position is filled.The State of Vermont is an equal
opportunity/affirmative action employer.
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