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Library Technical Services Coordinator


  • Participates in the management of library systems related to technical services.
  • Performs complex original and adaptive cataloging of all formats.
  • Assists in the development and oversight of unit processes for authority control, database maintenance, and other catalog enhancements.
  • Participates as part of the collective Technical Services Team in the ongoing assessment of policies and procedures across all technical services units.
  • Supervises and trains 4.0 FTE technical services staff.
  • Responsible for coordinating the other Technical Services positions in the library.
  • Responsible for producing all the collection statistics related to addition/withdrawal of physical volumes required for IPEDS, ACRL statistics, and special requests from university administration.
  • Oversee/coordinate all library system data management and cleanup affecting the library catalog and requires a high level of technical knowledge unique to the system used. This involves following not only national standards, but also standards set forth by the consortium to which NEIU belongs (CARLI/I-Share).
  • Subject liaison responsibilities as assigned.
Position: Library Technical Services Coordinator
Organization: Northeastern Illinois University
Location: Chicago,  IL 
Posting Start Date:
Date Posted: 7/27/2021


  • ALA accredited MLS degree and a second master’s degree.
  • Evidence of 5+ years progressively responsible experience in technical services, including acquisitions, cataloging, serials and e-resource management.
  • Recent supervisory experience managing one or more technical service units.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current standards, best practices and emerging trends in technical services.
  • Professional cataloging experience with original, adaptive, and copy cataloging of multiple formats.
  • Knowledge of acquisitions functions and vendors.
  • Relevant experience with integrated library systems and library automation.
  • A high level of computer competency and a demonstrated history of technical services policy development and training.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to work independently and collaboratively to effectively build consensus and facilitate change.


  • Experience with cataloging, acquisitions, and e-resources functions in the Ex Libris Alma system.
  • Management experience coordinating a broadly defined technical services unit.
  • Academic library experience and related experience working within a consortium.
  • Reading knowledge of a foreign language.
  • Subject knowledge in music and/or the performing arts.
  • Music cataloging experience.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references via email to LibSearch@neiu.edu. Review begins July 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Status: This listing expires on: 10/25/2021
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Organization Information
Northeastern Illinois University
Ronald Williams Library
5500 N. St. Louis Ave.
Chicago,  IL 60625
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