The Content Services Librarian will create and maintain a collection development strategy to proactively develop a specialized print and electronic collection that supports the research needs of our students, faculty, and staff. The Content Services Librarian will also ensure that the library materials budget is efficiently allocated and aligned with established needs, assess the library’s current collections for ongoing relevance and/or historical value and continually assess the effectiveness of the collection via circulation and usage statistics.
Primary Responsibilities • Communicates the value of the print and electronic collections, including the Maritime Heritage collection, to the college community and beyond. • Manages all aspects of the print and digital serials collections, including all electronic resources. • Manages the cataloging process. • Oversees inventory, including catalog and stack maintenance. • Communicates with external providers including publishers, vendors, content providers, consortia, and technology suppliers via telephone, email, and in-person. • Works with Digital Services Librarian, Campus IT and the Educational Technologist to ensure accessibility of electronic content. • Works with Scholarly Communications Librarian to explore OER’s and other emerging content models. As part of the library faculty team: • Serves as liaison to one or more academic departments • Serves on various campus and SUNY-wide committees and participates in college governance • Participates in information literacy programs as needed • Creates online content to support student research (i.e. LibGuides) • Provides in-person and virtual reference services • Participates in departmental activities • Actively participates in scholarly work
Required Qualifications • MLS or equivalent degree from an ALA-Accredited Program • Familiarity with current collection development best practices • Ability to manage library materials budget • Strong working knowledge of modern cataloging standards, including RDA, AARC2, LCSH, and MARC21 • Experience cataloging materials in a variety of formats • Experience maintaining and troubleshooting bibliographic records, including batch processing • Strong experience working with an Integrated Library System (Preferably Exlibris Aleph) • Ability to manage large scale projects • Ability to demonstrate flexibility to adapt to new technologies Preferred Qualifications • Additional graduate work