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Available Job # 2689


Date Posted 01/20/2019
Job Title Continuations Librarian
Organization The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
Environment Academic Library
City New York
State NY
Hours Part-Time
Hire Status Direct Hire
Job Level MLS/MLIS Required
Job Description The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), an internationally renowned college of art and design, business and technology, part of the State University of New York (SUNY) located in Chelsea New York City, invites applications for a Part Time Continuations Librarian the Gladys Marcus Library at FIT.


FIT Library:

The FIT Library cultivates user-centered physical and virtual spaces that support and strengthen academic and creative pursuits. Our library creates a foundation for lifelong learning by teaching research and critical thinking skills that students carry beyond the classroom into careers. We build, organize, and preserve materials that support our curriculum, enhance our unique collections, and document the college's history. We investigate, assess and implement innovative services and programs that measurably facilitate and enrich the learning experience.

Periodicals and Electronic Resource Services supports FIT's students, faculty, and visiting researchers by providing access to magazines and databases, along with an evolving collection of unique materials such as fashion and trend forecasting services, runway look books, and commercial catalogs. Our distinctive collections, publicized to the FIT community and beyond, foster the education and imagination of the College's scholars, artists, designers, and innovators

PURPOSE & DESCRIPTION OF JOB
The dynamic and service-oriented Continuations Librarian is responsible for providing various levels of support in managing the electronic resource lifecycle, which includes discovery services, access to continuing library resources, and routine assessment. The continuations librarian will conduct outreach and teach instruction sessions.

Serving a key role within the library, this part-time tenure track position reports to the Head of Periodicals and Electronic Resource Services.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Manage aspects of the electronic resources lifecycle; maintain the electronic resources management system and discovery services index
Create, import, and/or update bibliographic records in the catalog
Serve as a serials resource expert and serials cataloging specialist; create and update serial control records; advise on periodicals processing
Serve as a backup administrator for electronic resource management system
Map serials discovery tool to holdings (including Journal Finder full-text access to print journals, e-books, microfilm, Special Collections and College Archive holdings)
Manage e-journals collection, including holdings maintenance and data mapping and loading
Process new orders for electronic resources; assist with licensing, management of electronic journal, e-book, streaming video, and database subscriptions; activate online access for electronic resources
Troubleshoot electronic resources access issues
Collect and analyze usage statistics for the electronic resources
Maintain policies and procedures related to electronic resources, subscriptions, renewals, cancellations, trials, and vendor licenses; create and maintain electronic resource management records

StyleCat and Related Systems

Responsible for supporting daily operation of print and electronic continuations; assist in all aspects of electronic serials and databases and other tasks related to the College's use of electronic resources
Catalog serials and electronic resources including title changes and holdings records
Work within the integrated library system including cataloging of periodicals and electronic resources, authority control, and create reports for Acquisitions and Serials modules
Upload individual and batch electronic records for MARC records
Generate reports from the library management and bindery systems
Guide problem solving and resolution for problematic check-ins, claims (involving direct contact with vendor or publisher), and complex processing issues.

Research and Instructional Services

Provide daily reference and research service at Periodicals service desk
Provide weekly reference and research service at Research Services desk
Teach instruction sessions for specialized periodicals materials

Unit/Compliance Responsibilities

Manage unit opening workflow, verify and update desk schedule if needed
Train and delegate tasks to employees as needed
Supervises morning PERS staff and manages unit in the absence of Head of Electronic and Serials Resources Librarian

CROSS-UNIT WORK AND SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS

In addition to a regular assignment at the Research Services Desk, the Continuations Librarian may be requested to serve at any library service desk for coverage as needed.
Special assignments shift regularly and include projects such as website migration, web content development and information architecture, integrated library systems migration and grant proposals.

LIAISON, OUTREACH, ASSESSMENT, AND COLLECTION CULTIVATION

Serve as the point of contact for assigned subject areas and academic department liaisons with regard to information and Library services referrals
Review and assess current library resources
Participate in the Library Liaison program by promoting services and resources with a special focus on digital initiatives; cultivate relationships and foster connections with classroom faculty
Review and use data and assessment techniques to support evidence-based changes to services or programs

FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Serve and participate in library-wide, team-driven, and working group meetings, library governance and campus-wide initiatives and committees
Participate in the Library's Strategic Planning process and implement policies and procedures that support the Strategic Plan
Participate in curricular and pedagogical discussions by attending college-wide, school, and departmental meetings and share with Library colleagues
Maintain active membership in local, state, and national professional organizations and currency in the field
Cultivate collaborative relationships with other institutions
Participate in the mentoring program for new librarians in other areas of the Library
Participate in professional development activities to maintain currency in professional competencies


Requirements:

Minimum Qualifications

MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution
Minimum of two (2) years of library experience
Demonstrated experience using an integrated library system, collection management systems, and working knowledge of MARC
Experience with principles of authority control, including selection and application of controlled vocabularies and ontologies to local collections
Demonstrated knowledge of discovery tools and metadata practices supporting discovery, specifically in a library context
Familiarity with subscription e-resources
Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to generate complex, analytical and precise work
Ability to prioritize, plan, and multi-task projects; demonstrated flexibility and ability to work in changing conditions; resourceful in problem solving and resolution
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a collegial, teamwork-oriented environment
Strong written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills
Commitment to providing outstanding customer service to library patrons
Commitment to fostering a culturally diverse educational and work environment

Preferred Qualification

Experience with providing instruction for the use of the online catalog, library databases and print materials
Knowledge of current library technologies and standards for data collection, analysis, and reporting
Demonstrated experience in and/or exposure to the use of current serials and electronic resource best practices and trends
Experience liaising with vendors and license agreement negotiations
Experience using staff interface of an integrated library or next generation system (e.g. Aleph, Alma, or OCLC WorldShare)
Experience with a discovery service (e.g. Ex Libris' Primo or Ebsco's Discovery Service)
Experience with statistical data management and reporting
Experience in troubleshooting e-resources
Knowledge of electronic resources management systems, link resolver software, e-resource knowledge base systems, and proxy configurations
Experience with cross-departmental projects and team collaborations


Diversity and inclusion are core values of Fashion Institute of Technology. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future.


Additional Information:

Supervisor: Prof. Lana Bittman, Head of Periodicals & Electronic Resource Svcs

Sr. Admin: Prof. Greta Earnest Associate Library Director

Department: Library

Schedule: 8:30am-3:30pm, Mon-Thur, 22 hours per week Subject to change based on the needs of the department

FIT offers part time employees generous hourly pay, sick days and tuition exemption.




Application Instructions:

In order to be considered for the position, you must submit the following documents online:
* Resume
* Cover letter

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to contact each applicant individually regarding their application status.

For more information about FIT, please visit FIT's website at: http://www.fitnyc.edu
FIT is firmly committed to creating an environment that will attract and retain people of diverse racial and cultural backgrounds. By providing a learning and working environment that encourages, utilizes, respects, and appreciates the full expression of every individual's ability, the FIT community fosters its mission and grows because of its rich, pluralistic experience. FIT is committed to prohibiting discrimination, whether based on race, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnic background, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military service status, genetic information, pregnancy, familial status, citizenship status (except as required to comply with law), or any other criterion prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. FIT is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment, including the opportunity for upward mobility for all qualified individuals. Applications from minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged. Inquiries regarding FIT's non-discrimination policies may be directed to the Affirmative Action Officer/Title IX Coordinator, 212 217.3360, titleix@fitnyc.edu.


 


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