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Job: Systems & Discovery Librarian at Hampshire College

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Systems & Discovery Librarian (Hampshire College, Massachusetts)

The Hampshire College Library Center seeks an outstanding individual for the
position of Systems and Discovery Librarian. Reporting to the Director of the
Library in a collaborative team environment, the Systems & Discovery Librarian
will design, implement, and assess (metadata-reliant) processes and other
knowledge discovery strategies to enable access to research resources in all
formats. Leads library-wide efforts to optimize a suite of discovery and
retrieval systems designed to help users access collections; leveraging
relevant technologies to provide user-centric services for information access
and discovery in digital and physical realm. The Librarian will lead the
continuous improvement extension and integration of the library's various
systems and search tools; including the library catalog, discovery layer,
library website, Electronic Resource Management, institutional repository and
other digital delivery platforms. They will oversee the
acquisitions department, and provides cataloging and metadata for resources,
and shares expertise, to support across-collection access. This position will
facilitate streamline and consolidated access to collections working
collaboratively with Circulation and Media Services; and collaborating with
colleagues to design, develop, and implement seamless information access
services around user workflows, leveraging existing library discovery tools
(which include the library online catalog, next-generation faceted discovery
tools, e-journal/e-book portals and link resolver) and relevant technologies.
In addition, the Librarian provides, monitors, and manages proper cataloging
standards and procedures for all materials; collects and analyses system and
building usage data to better understand and map services and resources to
meet user's needs; manages the acquisition and control of serial subscriptions
and monograph purchases; and develops strong working, collaborative
partnerships within the library, with campus IT, the Hampshire community, and
Five Colleges, This position supervises, mentors, evaluates, and develops a
strong staff with a focus on excellent service. Master's degree in Library
Information Science (ALA Accredited), or equivalent, and a minimum of 3 years
of related experience is required. A record of successful leadership,
managerial, strategic planning and supervisory experience related to the
position; current, innovative and successful experiences with a broad range of
library access and technical services, resource sharing, and online catalog,
discovery, and other access systems. Knowledge of cataloging standards,
authority control, subject analysis, and controlled vocabulary as well as
current and emerging metadata standards and tools, including MARCXML, Dublin
Core, MODS and METS preferred. Knowledge of XML, XSLT is
required. Candidate should possess strong computer skills
and proficiency with heterogeneous operating systems; have demonstrated
ability to work with computer hardware and software application related to
library services as well as a working familiarity with one or more local
library management system, such as ALEPH. The Librarian
should have a strong user focus, possess the initiative and creativity to
manage projects both independently and as part of a team, and have a deep
commitment to service and outreach in an academic community. We offer a
competitive salary and an excellent benefit program. Please submit your cover
letter, resume and names/phone numbers of three professional references via
our website at [http://jobs.hampshire.edu/](http://jobs.hampshire.edu/)
[www.hampshire.edu](http://www.hampshire.edu) Hampshire College is an equal
opportunity institution, committed to diversity in education and employment



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