Collection Management Librarian
PRINCIPAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES (Essential Functions*)
1. Purchase all collection development titles for the Health Sciences Library, working through the administration and collection development committee.
2. Manages the serials collections and processing to include ordering, renewing, canceling titles in print or electronic format.
3. Manages the acquisitions/serials ledger module of the Ex Libris Voyager system including budgeting and expenditures for all collection types and locations.
4. Communicates externally at all levels with relevant vendors, obtaining price quotes and licensing.
5. Communicates internally regularly with faculty, employees and students to ensure necessary input relating to collection needs and strengths.
6. Coordinating the trials and purchasing of new or current products, including access resolution for system problems.
7. Analyzes and reviews subject needs of the collection and monitors collection usage statistics.
8. Assists with the management of the technical services division, which includes acquisitions, cataloging and serials, and scholarly communications initiatives.
9. Contributes to the profession through publication or service, may represent the HSL at professional meetings and across the NYMC and Touro communities.
10. Maintains both bibliographic and holdings records (SERHOLD and OCLC); including serials management tools and serials records in electronic databases.
11. Serves as a member of the reference/information services team including several liaison assignments.
12. Performs other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS
(A) Education requirement: ALA-accredited Master’s in Library Science (MLS).
(B) Licenses or certifications: Membership in the MLA Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) desired.
(C) Technical/computer skills: Excellent basic computer skills (e.g. Microsoft Office Excel). Desired in knowledge of SERHOLD, OCLC, Serials Solutions, and Ex Libris Voyager system, and trends in library and information systems in general.
(D) Prior experience: Minimum 2 years experience in an academic or health sciences library and in an integrated library system environment. Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and demonstrated initiative. Commitment to service and ability to work effectively as part of a team. Ability to manage multiple priorities in a dynamic, team-based environment.
PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL DEMANDS
RELATIONS WITH OTHERS During the course of your job, what persons in other departments and outside the organization are you required to contact and/or work with:
Internal Contacts: Faculty, employees, students and Administration.
External Contacts: Vendors.