Emerging Technologies Librarian - Fordham University, Walsh Library

Posted on May 02, 2017



 Reports to the Head of Cataloging and Head of Circulation  Investigates, presents, manages and instructs Library staff at all three campuses in the use of innovative, experimental and/or emerging library and digital technologies  Keeps abreast of current trends, innovations and emerging technologies in the librarian profession via webinars, listservs scholarly journals, and through various digital platforms  Provides copyright compliance guidance and promotes copyright literacy for Library staff and the University community at large, including for current and future digitization projects at the Libraries  Serves as Library liaison with the University’s Office of Legal Counsel for all copyright compliance issues related to Library projects and functions  Provides quality control for processed materials utilizing various metadata standards, as well as performs bibliographic maintenance  Assists in the creation of metadata for various digital projects  Fosters the Libraries’ digital presence on multiple social media platforms, developing content to promote Library collections, resources, services, and events  Engages in Library programming, events and other outreach activities  Contributes to the Libraries’ collection analysis and collection development efforts  Interprets procedures, policies, and administrative rules and regulations to members of the Fordham University community; resolves patron problems when necessary  Supervises clerical, casual, intern and student workers as necessary


 American Library Association accredited Master’s Degree  Minimum 2 years’ experience in an academic library  In-depth knowledge of an integrated library system; Sirsi Symphony highly preferred  Knowledge of relevant metadata standards and guidelines (RDA, FRBR, AACR2, MARC-21, LCRI, LC classification and subject headings, DublinCore, CONTENTdm)  Proficiency with metadata creation  Reading knowledge of one or more Western European language other than English—German, French or Italian desirable  Must be detail oriented, flexible and able to communicate effectively and efficiently with all members of the Fordham University community  Demonstrated ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, work independently, exercise individual initiative, and demonstrate flexibility as a team member  Some supervisory experience required


Commensurate with experience


Bronx, New York


To Apply

Please e-mail cover letter and resume to : John Williams, Head of Cataloging ([email protected])

Company Information

Fordham University, Walsh Library, 441 East Fordham Road, Bronx, NY 10458

Contact Information

John Williams ([email protected])