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Diversity and inclusion are core values of the Florida Atlantic University (FAU) Libraries. We believe that the educational environment is enhanced when diverse groups of people with diverse ideas come together to learn. Applicants whose work incorporates a global perspective and a demonstrated commitment to diversity of thought in higher education are particularly encouraged to apply.
The FAU Libraries seek a collaborative, innovative, and proactive Metadata and Discovery Services Librarian to provide high quality metadata for the Libraries’ subscribed and purchased electronic resources and to coordinate the procedures and processes of e-resources metadata management for the library catalog. Reporting directly to the Assistant Dean for Collection Strategies and Discovery Services, the ideal candidate is dependable and flexible, detail-oriented, exhibits a strong work ethic, and effectively engages with Libraries and University colleagues, as well as externally with vendors and consortia members.
The Collection Management Department at FAU Libraries manages the selection, acquisitions, metadata description and processing, and deselection of general library electronic and print resources. We collaborate with all library units and departments to ensure the seamless access and discovery of these resources for FAU users.
- Manage the metadata of the Libraries’ subscribed and purchased electronic serial and monographic resources.
- Perform complex and enhanced copy cataloging of electronic resources.
- Batchload and maintain vendor metadata records.
- Review, develop, and streamline effective electronic resources cataloging procedures and workflows as needed.
- Identify, evaluate, and keep abreast of e-resources metadata standards and best practices.
- Work closely with others on the Collection Management Team to ensure seamless and continuous access to all e-resources.
- Administer, coordinate, and execute projects in a team-oriented environment.
- Maintain relevant statistics for internal and external reports and surveys.
- Serve as a liaison librarian in the Libraries’ academic liaison program.
- Actively participate in library, university, and community activities as they relate to professional development goals.
- Contribute to the library profession by investigating opportunities to carry out original research in areas of expertise.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
• ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent.
• Two years’ experience as a metadata librarian, cataloger, cataloging assistant, or related position.
• Demonstrates and supports a culture of diversity and inclusion.
• Evidence of ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team member and team leader where consultation, flexibility, creativity, collaboration, and cooperation are essential.
• Ability to cultivate and develop inclusive working relationships with students, faculty, staff and community members.
• Familiarity with metadata processing in an integrated library system, such as ExLibris Alma/Primo VE.
• Ability to serve as an advocate for individuals of all backgrounds.
• Evidence of excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
• Evidence of ability to use information technologies for effective communication and work productivity.
• Demonstrated initiative and strong interpersonal skills with a high level of professionalism and exceptional work ethic.
• Ability to analyze and adapt to change in an ever-evolving and rapidly growing institution.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Demonstrated commitment to supporting new ideas and implementing changes that improve efficiencies and promote positive project outcomes.
- Demonstrated commitment to lifelong learning and contributing to the profession through peer-reviewed publications in librarianship, conference presentations at regional or national library-related conferences, or significant professional service.
- Experience with OCLC WorldShare Collection Manager and Connexion.
- Familiarity with MARC and KBART files and batchloading catalog records.
- Experience working with consortia partners.
- Ability to work collaboratively, effectively, and creatively to promote teamwork.
- Ability to make decisions independently within the framework of the department’s and Libraries’ goals and policies.
- Demonstrated skill in meeting deadlines, completing projects, and managing time efficiently.
Position is a non-tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant University Librarian on a 12-month contract with sustained high quality scholarship, research, and/or creative endeavors (as outlined in the FAU Libraries’ Promotion Guidelines: https://library.fau.edu/staff/faculty/promotion-guidelines) required for promotion. Position salary range: $50,000.00 - $55,000.00. Florida Atlantic University offers an excellent benefits package. Please see http://www.fau.edu/hr/Benefits/index.php for benefits information.
This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.
This position is subject to funding.
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.
PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into one attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.
When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here:
- Cover letter addressing the essential functions, minimum qualifications, and knowledge skills, and abilities regarding this position
- Curriculum vitae
- One-page statement of Librarianship Philosophy
- Provide the names and contact information for three references
Top applicants will be invited for a campus visit and will be asked to give a presentation on a topic to be determined.
Full applications received by December 5 at 5pm EST will be given first review priority.
The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment.
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.
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Established in 1964 as the first public university in southeast Florida, FAU serves 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students on six campuses along Florida's beautiful southeast coast in Broward, Palm Beach, and St. Lucie counties. FAU has ten distinguished colleges that offer more than 180-degree programs, including the Schmidt College of Medicine, and is home to one of the world's preeminent marine science education and research centers, the Harbor Branch Oceanographic Institute. FAU is taking its place among the world's great research centers and has been given the designation of a "High Research Activity" university by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. FAU was ranked 27th by U.S. News & World Report among all American universities for campus diversity, with 49% of its student body classified as minority or international students. In 2015, it earned the distinction of being a federally designated Hispanic Serving Institution.
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