Electronic Services, Systems, and Reference Librarian at Oklahoma City University School of Law
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The Electronic Services, Systems, & Reference Librarian is responsible for the ILS, acquisitions, cataloging, serials control, binding, collection maintenance, compilation of statistics, and invoice processing. Works closely with other departments to develop library policies and services. Works closely with the Assistant Director for Access and Collection Services to optimize use of library space and technology.
- Leads the Law Library’s transition to a new Integrated Library System (ILS). The incumbent will manage the transition of the database records and ensuring that the library’s information is findable.
- Acts as the Law Library’s Integrated Library System (ILS) Administrator.
- Manages the library’s OPAC, modification may be required with migration to new ILS.
- Performs copy, original, and complex metadata cataloging for all materials.
- Batch corrects and loads MARC bibliographic records for print and electronic resources, performs routine bibliographic and authority record maintenance in the ILS, and withdraws materials from the print collection.
- Collects system data and reports appropriate statistical data, including collection analysis and usage. Creates Microsoft Access queries and reports using the ILS tables as requested by librarians and staff.
- Oversees catalog database maintenance activities, including data loads, enhancing bibliographic records (table of contents, e-books, vendor files, etc.), record source management, and database metadata quality control issues as they relate to bibliographic access to library material.
- Participates in collection development by monitoring publisher catalogs, ads and used/rare book catalogs and makes recommendations for library purchases.
- Prepares annual budget request for expenses in OCLC, audio visual, bindery, supplies and microform accounts. Makes recommendations for the budgets of the serial, book, operating lease and software accounts based on current library expenditures and trends.
- Serves as back up to the Reference Librarian in maintaining the Law Library’s database list, including updating, adding, and removing links, and maintaining the library’s proxy link for access to databases.
- Manages special collections, archives, and law school archives.
- Provides legal and general reference and research assistance to all Law Library users. Locates, disseminates, and provides training on information to users in both print and electronic format. Participates in rotating reference desk schedules with other members of the reference department. Assists patrons in the use of electronic databases. Is familiar with a variety of electronic resources and quickly adapts to change in the information environment.
- Assists law faculty and adjunct law faculty research projects, and assists faculty with use of classroom technology such as SMART Tools, TWEN, and other technologies.
- Provides trainings, presentations and bibliographic guides for law faculty and law adjunct faculty.
- Assists Associate Director for Research and Instruction with projects and tasks assigned to the reference department.
- Compiles LibGuides, library aids, subject bibliographies, pathfinders, department procedures and guides to the library and its resources, both in hard copy and web-based versions.
- Incumbent will participate in teaching the Law Library’s instructional programs including the Legal Research Award, Law Practice and Technology Award, and other programs.
- Participates in the reference department schedule and the reference desk schedule. Provides reference assistance through the library’s “Ask A Librarian” account, email, in librarian’s office, and through roving reference efforts.
- Works 2-4 hours per week on the circulation desk providing both reference and circulations assistance to patrons.
- Incumbent holding a J.D. Degree will teach for-credit courses including the Norick Municipal Law Research Clinic, advanced legal research courses, law practice technology courses, and will guest lecture in Legal Research and Writing and other substantive law courses.
- Attends seminars, conferences, and participates in local and national professional development opportunities.
- Maintains an active interest in the profession of librarianship. Monitors current events, reads professional publications and, as time permits, contributes to scholarship through publications, presentations and other activities.
- Participates in the life of the University by attending events and volunteering for projects and committees.
- Undertakes other professional duties as assigned.
- Manual/finger dexterity enough to operate a computer keyboard and other office machines.
- Near vision enough to read written communications and computer display screens.
- Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone.
- Must use computer keyboard at least seven hours per day.
- Must be able to lift and carry equipment and supplies weighing up to 40 pounds.
- Ability to sit at a microcomputer for extended periods of time.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- Work is primarily indoors, but at times may be required to be in an outdoor environment when traveling between campus buildings or off campus.
- Will be exposed to frequent noise caused by telephones and office machines.
- Standard office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; some overtime may be required.
- Off-campus, state and regional travel may be required.
- Excellent writing skills, as demonstrated in professional work samples submitted with application materials.
- Excellent oral communications skills.
- Excellent computer skills, with proficiency in MS Office suite, Windows, Access, Excel, Word, etc.
- Advanced skills in serving as a library system administrator.
- Ability to manage integrated online library systems.
- Excellent problem solving abilities.
- Excellent leadership and management skills.
- Clear, correct, and effective communication using the English language.
Masters of Library Science (or equivalent degree) from a school accredited by the American Library Association. JD from an ABA accredited institution is desired. At least 6 months of experience in a library or law library setting. Experience with an integrated library system (ILS), knowledge of cataloging using Library of Congress classification schemes and subject headings, AACR2 and RDA guidelines for the description of bibliographic information, extensive computer experience and skills in networks, word processing, spreadsheets and Access programs. Evidence of strong communication skills and organizational skills. Knowledge of current trends in library automation and micro-computing. Knowledge and familiarity with legal publishing companies and vendors.
Additional Required Application Materials
Cover Letter, List of Professional References, CV or Resume
Available at full-time university rates
Standard office hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; some overtime may be required. Off-campus, state and regional travel may be required.