Technical Services Librarian – Two Positions
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We invite you to join the University of Central Florida (UCF) Libraries in the Division of Collection Services and Resource Management (CSRM) which includes Cataloging Services, Acquisitions and Collection Services, and the Interlibrary Loan and Document Delivery departments. CSRM provides essential services to the infrastructure of library collections: acquiring, managing, cataloging, and providing access to materials for all UCF Libraries locations. The UCF Libraries recently migrated to the cloud-based Alma Primo VE (Ex Libris) as part of the 40-member statewide consortium FLVC.
We are currently seeking two curious and resourceful full-time, non-tenure track, 12-month technical services librarians to work in monographic cataloging and electronic resources management. The primary work location is the John C. Hitt Library on the UCF main campus in Orlando, Florida. Salary and rank will be determined commensurate with qualifications and experience.
The successful candidates will work in some of the following areas: original and complex copy cataloging of regular and special collection monographs; acquisitions of electronic resources and serials in all formats; resolving complex access and discovery issues; managing electronic resources using the Alma-Primo ILS, LibGuides, OpenAthens authentication, and numerous vendor systems; and lead collection maintenance projects such as deaccessioning, serial renewal, or reclassification. Both positions will supervise, train, and evaluate staff members.
The UCF Libraries includes the John C. Hitt Library, the Curriculum Materials Center, and the Special Collections and University Archives on the Orlando main campus; branch libraries on the Rosen College and Downtown campuses; and partnerships with Direct Connect state colleges. The Libraries offer a collection of more than 2.2 million volumes, is a partial depository for government documents and patents, and manages the institutional repository STARS. We are members of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Florida Virtual Campus (FLVC), and HathiTrust. Since 2015, the Libraries, in collaboration with faculty and campus partners, has facilitated use of open and library-sourced course materials, in turn potentially saving students over $9 million. The UCF Libraries has 155 full-time staff, including 46 faculty librarians, 59 support and administrative staff, and 50+ student employees dedicated to serving UCF faculty, staff, students, and the greater Orlando community. For more information about the UCF Libraries see http://library.ucf.edu
- Master’s degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution.
- A minimum of one year of experience in cataloging and/or electronic resources.
Additional Application Materials Required:
- Experience using Ex Libris’ Alma-Primo VE ILS in a consortia environment, especially technical services functions.
- Experience cataloging library materials using MARC21, RDA and/or AACR2, Library of Congress (LC) Subject Headings, LC Classification numbers, and LC name authority headings.
- Experience cataloging rare books, manuscripts, and/or other specialized materials using appropriate standards.
- Knowledge of electronic resources, serials, and/or cataloging standards and tools, such as KBART, OpenAthens, OCLC Connexion, or Open Refine.
- Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment independently and collaboratively.
- Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving abilities.
- Proficiency in a foreign language, preferably Spanish.
- Experience in an academic library with strong user focus.
- Supervisory and/or training experience.
- Record of ongoing professional development and scholarship.
- Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal skills.
- Positive contribution to building workplace diversity, equity, and inclusiveness.
UCF requires all applications and supporting documents be submitted electronically through the Human Resources employment opportunities website at R103498
In addition to the online application, candidates should clearly indicate the nature of their technical services experience and interests, upload a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, and a list with contact information for three (3) professional references. The selected candidates will be required to submit official transcripts (and, as applicable, U.S. degree equivalency evaluations) documenting the conferral of their qualifying academic credentials.
NOTE: Please have all documents ready when applying so they can be attached at that time. Once the online submission process is finalized, the system does not allow applicants to submit additional documents later. Questions may be directed to the search chair, Sara Duff, Acquisitions and Collection Assessment Librarian, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Special Instructions to the Applicants:
These are twelve-month, non-tenure track faculty positions.
Job Close Date:
Open until filled
Type of appointment:
Note to applicants
: Please keep in mind that a job posted as ‘Open until filled
’ may close at any time without notice. As such, we encourage you to submit your application and all required documentation as quickly as possible to ensure consideration for the posted position.
Are Benefits Important to You?
Working at UCF has its perks! In addition to helping drive change and having a positive impact by supporting our students, staff, and faculty, UCF offers:
- Benefit packages including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, healthcare flexible spending accounts, and an Employee Assistance Program.
- Paid time off, including annual and sick leave and paid holidays.
- Retirement savings options.
- Employee discounts, including tickets to many Orlando area attractions.
- Education assistance.
- Flexible work environment.
And more…For more benefits information, go to ‘Prospective Employees’ on the UCF Human Resources website (https://hr.ucf.edu/
Who Are We?
Founded in 1963 to fuel the region’s talent pipeline and support the growing U.S. space program, UCF is built to make a better future for our students and society. It’s one of the reasons U.S. News & World Report
ranks UCF among the nation’s top 20 most innovative colleges, while Forbes, Kiplinger
, and The Princeton Review
rank us a best-value university. UCF is one of 14 universities nationwide designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and a Research 1 university. With 13 colleges, including a fully accredited College of Medicine, UCF offers more than 220-degree programs between its main campus, downtown campus, hospitality campus, academic health sciences campus, and 11 UCF Connect centers located throughout the region. In addition, UCF extends its reach to communities in and beyond Central Florida by offering complete online programs leading to bachelor's degrees, master's degrees, Ph.D.'s., certificates, and more.
The University of Central Florida is proud to be a smoke-free campus and an E-Verify employer.
Unless explicitly stated on the job posting, it is UCF’s expectation that an employee of UCF will reside in Florida as of the date the employment begins.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
As an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, UCF encourages all qualified applicants to apply, including women, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of traditionally underrepresented populations. UCF's Equal Opportunity Statement can be viewed at http://www.oie.ucf.edu/documents/PresidentsStatement.pdf
As a Florida public university, UCF makes all application materials and selection procedures available to the public upon request.