Discovery Services Librarian

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Created: November 1, 2012


The Auraria Library seeks a creative, flexible, and innovative individual who is able to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment, to work independently and collegially with internal and external campus constituents, and who will contribute to a customer service oriented library. Reporting to the Associate Director of Technical Services, this position will collaborate with a wide range of library units to support the discoverability of library resources in both the physical and digital realms. Specifically, the position will contribute to the continuous improvement, extension, and integration of the Library’s various systems and search tools, including the library catalog, discovery layer, library website, ERM, knowledge base management, institutional repository and other digital delivery platforms. Examples of duties performed:
  • Performs adaptive and original cataloging in all formats, such as print, physical non-print, electronic materials, digital and archival projects.
  • Participates in library teams, on-going activities, and special projects related to cataloging, digital projects, and bibliographic control. Keeps abreast of current and emerging trends, issues, and methods of electronic resources management and metadata standards.
  • Provides, monitors, and manages proper cataloging standards and procedures for all materials
  • Performs some supervisory responsibilities.
  • Serves on a variety of internal and external committees.
  • Participates in conferences and contributes to the profession through publications, presentations, etc.
Required Education/Experience/Skills (Minimum Qualifications):
  • Master's in Library Information Science (ALA-accredited preferred)
  • Knowledge of resource description using national cataloging standards (AACR2, LCSH, LCC, and MARC).
  • Knowledge of RDA, FRBR, linked data, and symantic web.
  • Knowledge of authority control.
  • Knowledge of cataloging applications such as the cataloging module of an integrated library system, OCLC Connexion, and MarcEdit.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and methods of access and discovery to scholarly resources.
  • Excellent planning, organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work well within a team environment with diverse groups of library faculty and staff.
  • Potential for research, scholarly work, and professional service.

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