Technical Services Librarian — Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ

Position Summary / Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Library Technology, the Technical Services Librarian oversees all aspects of cataloging and technical service operations, including:

Cataloging library materials for all formats in compliance with national and local standards.
Managing the library catalog to ensure the library’s holdings are current and accurately represented.
Supervising cataloging, processing, inventory, and metadata projects.
Developing workflows to streamline technical services work.
Acquiring library materials in collaboration with library staff—tasks include ordering, receiving and invoice checking.
Providing training and guidance to the other technical services staff (part-time, full-time) for the technical services projects/tasks.
Producing statistics, usage/circulation reports.
Participating actively in library-wide planning efforts.
Assisting in the implementation, management and development of the automated library system (local area network and wide area network.)
Performing additional duties as needed.

Required/Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Library Science, Library and Information Science from an L.A. accredited college or university equivalent.
Minimum of two (2) years recent professional experience in an academic library, with an emphasis in cataloging/metadata.
Working knowledge and proficiency with the MARC21 format, RDA, AACR2, LCSH, and LC classification.
Demonstrated experience working with OCLC Connexion and a library system cataloging module.
Excellent technical, oral and written communication.
Candidate must have sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college.

Preferred Qualifications

Familiarity with loading MARC records in batch, using tools like MarcEdit.
Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office, Library technology tools and applications (MX).
Experience with data migration.


For full consideration please send resume, cover letter, salary expectations and a list of three professional references in a single PDF to this email address, subject line Technical Services Librarian application.

Job description is available here.