The University Club
Job posted to this site on May 11th at 3:36pm
Application Deadline: June 11th 2022
The University Club is a prestigious private club in NYC- offering unparalleled services to members - from gracious dining, luxurious accommodations and a variety of social events, to extensive athletic facilities and the world’s largest and finest club library. We are looking for an experienced Collections Librarian to join our team.
The Collections Librarian assumes primary responsibility for the creation, organization and maintenance of all of the Library’s bibliographic records in order to maximize the usefulness to members of the Library’s Web-based online catalog and to insure the availability to members of print, eBook and audiobook resources, and also performs acquisitions, Inter-Library Loan (ILL), reference, research and record-keeping activities relating to the Library and its services, as well as other responsibilities indicated below or assigned by the Library Director. An MLS or MSLIS degree and 2+ years professional library experience is preferred.
Acquisitions and Deaccessions: The Collections Librarian recommends for purchase and, after Library and Art Committee approval acquires and processes all books (both print and eBook/Audiobook) added to the Library both as part of current acquisitions and for retrospective collection enhancement and replacement of worn or missing volumes, and also deaccessions works which are no longer considered necessary for the collection.
Cataloging: The Collections Librarian creates—through a combination of online resources and original input—bibliographic records for every title that comes into the collection (in both print and eBook/Audiobook format), whether through purchase or gift, and updates those records should changes in status occur.
Donations: The Collections Librarian takes primary responsibility for reviewing all unrestricted gifts in kind offered and received by the Library in order to determine which materials, if any, will be added to the collection, which will be offered in the Library book sale, and which will be discarded. Materials added are cataloged and processed as acquisitions (see above).
Record Keeping: In addition to bibliographic records (see above) the Collections Librarian maintains records of Library Associates membership and prepares reports and mailing lists as needed using an interface with the Club’s membership database.
Member Services, Support and Advisory: The Collections Librarian works with members seeking assistance with reference and research queries, as well as providing readers advisory services for members seeking recommendations and reading suggestions in a variety of subject areas. Assistance is also provided to members using the public-access computers in the Library.
Outreach: The Collections Librarian is involved in outreach services both to members of The University Club, and to the general community of librarians. This includes such activities as the preparation of exhibitions of Library materials, writing articles for Library and Club publications, attendance at relevant professional meetings, and participation in an informal group of Club Librarians who meet to discuss matters of mutual interest.
Current Awareness: The Collections Librarian maintains a familiarity with trends and changes in Library cataloging and circulation practices in order to assure that The University Club Library remains up-to-date in these areas.
Vendor Liaison: Collections Librarian interacts regularly with the providers of several online services used by the Library, both to insure up-to-date knowledge of the system, and to act as the Library’s “point person” in interactions with those vendors, including enhancement requests, reports of system problems, and, where needed, customization of systems to accommodate the special requirements of The University Club Library.
· Reviews invoices relating to book acquisitions to assure that all materials have been received and that invoices are ready for payment
· Assists library users seeking assistance
· Creates temporary signage for special information that must be imparted to members on a short-term basis
· Assists with checking in members at Library events, and with other aspects of carrying out such events
· Makes regular “rounds” of the library to be certain that all is in order.
Accredited MLS or MSLIS degree
Familiarity with OCLC
2+ years’ experience in cataloging preferred but not required
- Major medical, Dental and Visions
- Vacation, Personal, Holidays and Sick days
- STD and LTD Disability coverage
- 401K with club contribution
- Complimentary cafeteria
- Holiday Bonus
The University Club is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status
LocationOne West 54th St. New York, NY
$60,000 - $70,000 yearly
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