The Z. Smith Reynolds Library seeks an exceptional librarian to manage the
daily activities necessary to expeditiously acquire, catalog and provide
access to all formats of non-serial library resources. The
successful candidate will bring acquisitions expertise and excellent
supervisory skills to oversee the work of two librarians and four staff who
perform ordering, cataloging, data management, and maintenance. The librarian
oversees workflow development; training; support for external and internal
users; vendor negotiations; platform and content review; monitoring of
expenditures and stewardship of funds. The librarian may also serve as liaison
to one or more academic departments.
Selection preference will be given to candidates with: significant work
experience in the acquisition of books and media in print and electronic
formats; demonstrated ability to work with library vendors; knowledge of MARC
format and a national bibliographic utility such as OCLC; an understanding of
cataloging standards including AACR2, RDA, LCSH, ISBD, and FRBR; proficiency
in utilizing an integrated library system and advanced functions of Microsoft
Office; ability to work collaboratively in a diverse team environment; ability
to work effectively in an organization in which change is both welcome and
constant; excellent written and oral communication skills and evidence of
professional growth potential through publication, professional activities, or
other contributions to the field.
This is a twelve-month position, with Library Faculty status, and reports to
the Director of Resource Services.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must possess a Master's degree in Library
Science from an ALA-accredited program with two to five years of post-Master's
degree professional experience in an academic setting or research library. An
equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted.
Desired Qualifications: Experience with licensing for DVDs and streaming
media; knowledge of public performance rights and copyright; experience with
bulk processing of MARC records from OCLC, MARCIVE and other vendors.
Knowledge of and/or experience with multiple aspects of librarianship
including electronic resource management; budgeting; and collaboration with
vendors, librarians, faculty, staff, students and the larger community.
Salary and Rank: Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The position is appointed to a Library Faculty rank as established by Wake
Forest University. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant's
experience and relevant credentials.
Review of applications begins August 30, and continues until the position is
filled. Interested applicants should go
to https://wakejobs.silkroad.com/WFU/Employment_Listings.html and submit cover
letter, resume and references within the online system.
The Z. Smith Reynolds Library, with a collection of over 1.7 million volumes,
materials expenditures of over $4 million, and an operating budget of over $8
million, serves over 4,300 undergraduates and 2,200 graduate and professional
students within the Wake Forest Schools of Business and Accountancy, the
Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and the Wake Forest Divinity
School. Wake Forest is a private university where academic
excellence is consistently recognized through rankings in the top tier of the
country's finest liberal arts institutions. Wake Forest
offers a rare combination - the academic and technological resources,
facilities and Division I athletic programs associated with a large university
with the compact campus, small classes and individual attention only a smaller
school can provide. The University has a deep institutional commitment to
public service and engagement with the world, as indicated by the motto "Pro
Humanitate." The university is beautifully located between
the western mountains and east coast beaches of North Carolina.
Wake Forest University welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applicants
with demonstrated success in working with diverse populations. Wake Forest
seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce to maintain the excellence of
the University, and to offer students richly varied disciplines, perspectives,
and ways of knowing and learning.
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