This Senior Librarian position is assigned to the Library Processing Center and will have responsibility for the cataloging, organization, and processing of library materials, both physical and virtual, for the Lee County Library System, as well as database maintenance and some system administration duties for the integrated library system. May also have responsibility for implementing procedures or processes relating to emerging trends and new products as they relate to the catalog, and access to information and resources. This position will also supervise assigned staff in the Cataloging and Processing department.
Responsible for overseeing systemwide cataloging, classification, processing, and maintenance of the library's integrated library system database.
Functions as point of contact for the library system staff and customers for any issues or questions pertaining to cataloging and processing of resources.
Works closely with the library system's Polaris System Administrator with any ILS related issues in terms of cataloging and database maintenance.
Has system administrator responsibilities for the cataloging modules in Polaris.
Performs original and complex copy cataloging for various formats including print, audiovisual, serials, and electronic/virtual materials.
Manages the outsourcing and quality control measures for library vendors and materials which are cataloged and processed by vendors.
Manages the batch importing of outsourced catalog records, item records, electronic resource records, and authority records into the library's integrated library system.
Adds OCLC holdings either through vendor batch input or manually.
Manages withdrawal of catalog records, items, and OCLC holdings.
Performs high level database maintenance to ensure the consistency and integrity of the library's database.
Responsible for planning, implementing, and reviewing cataloging, processing, and database maintenance projects.
Acts as a liaison to library vendors for the outsourcing, cataloging, and processing of library materials, both physical and virtual.
Assists the Technical Services Manager and other supervisors in developing and monitoring cataloging, database maintenance, and processing procedures for the library system and the integrated library system.
Helps to investigate how emerging trends or resources will affect and integrate with the library catalog.
Helps to implement new programs or resources in terms of cataloging and/or access to new services and resources through the library's catalog or other access points in terms of the organization of resources.
Responsible for supervision, training, and evaluation of Cataloging staff and Processing Supervisor.
Monitors the library's Trouble Log help desk and resolves or delegates issues to staff which come through that portal.
Attends and participates in systemwide meetings and committees as needed.
Helps in other areas and with special projects in the Library Processing Center as needed and/or with the Library System.
Requires any combination of education and experience equivalent to a Master's degree in library science from a graduate library school program accredited by the American Library Association and two years of work experience in a library or closely related field.
Possession of a valid driver's license with an acceptable driving record is required.
Must be able to pass a criminal background check.
Previous supervisory experience preferred.
Previous experience in Cataloging or Technical Services preferred.
Experience with maintenance or system administration of an integrated library system is preferred.
Experience with Polaris or a similar integrated library system product is preferred.
Knowledge of cataloging including AACR2r, LCSH, DDC, MARC 21, RDA and other related cataloging standards.
Knowledge of integrated library systems. Knowledge of OCLC Connexion; knowledge of current trends, standards, and emerging technologies in cataloging and library science, including those related to e-resources; knowledge of cataloging authority procedures.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with library staff and vendors.
Ability to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and push fully loaded book trucks.
Good communications skills, both written and verbal, are also essential elements of this position, including giving possible training and/or presentations relating to areas of responsibility to staff or customers.
The county may require employees to make either a temporary or longterm, permanent transfer to another Library location to accommodate the organization's business needs.
This position typically works 80 Hours Bi-Weekly; the days and hours will vary to include evenings, Saturdays and some Sundays.
Physical address where the job position is located.
Lee County is an equal opportunity and at-will employer, Veteran's Preference may apply. Apply at http://www.leegov.com/hr/jobsearch; Lee County Human Resources, 2115 Second Street, First Floor, Fort Myers, FL 33902