Technical Services Librarian


The Technical Services Librarian is responsible for overseeing the technical services operations of the Law Library, including acquisitions, processing, serials, electronic resources management, and metadata/cataloging services. This position provides leadership in the Law Library by working collaboratively with the University Library and a regional library consortium. This position consults on collection development policies and decisions; serves on Law Library committees; and participates in discussions and decision-making regarding library programs, services, operations, facilities, and policies. The position reports to the Law Library Director.

Duties and Responsibilities

Oversees the overall operations of the technical services unit of the Law Library, including: the management of electronic resources; monitoring/training 1-2 technical services staff; monitoring, analyzing, and designing efficient and effective workflows; communication with consortium members, other library partners, vendors, and library administration; tracking/analysis of electronic resources budgets.

 Ensures library patron access to electronic resources by: facilitating the creation, maintenance, and enhancement of metadata across multiple discovery platforms and library systems; managing catalog data and cataloging services; creating, maintaining, and enhancing access to & discoverability of electronic resources; monitoring license agreements & electronic resource subscriptions; establishing/monitoring trials of electronic resources; and coordinating database cleanup projects as necessary.

Contributes to technical services and Law Library operations by: participating in professional development activities and serving on library committees, and other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

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About Moscow, ID:

The University of Idaho is surrounded by the rolling Palouse hills, an area so beautiful it was featured in National Geographic magazine. Just minutes away from the forests, rivers and lakes of northern Idaho, Moscow is home to more than 24,000 residents and a wide range of student-minded businesses, such as you would only find in a university town. In fact, Men’s Journal named this “hip little city” one of the nation’s five best places to live among college towns. Art galleries, movie theaters, coffee shops and restaurants line the streets. In addition to popular drive-thrus, Moscow offers a huge co-op with organic and natural foods, Northwest-style pubs, as well as locally owned Italian, French, Mexican and Chinese eateries.