Technical Services Coordinator

Library

Employer/Library: 
NEIU Libraries
Library Type: 
Academic Library
County: 
Cook

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
Hours: 
Monday-Friday, 37.5 hours/week
Salary: 
Negotiable

ANNOUNCEMENT OF PROFESSIONAL OPENING

POSITION: Library Technical Services Coordinator, full-time, twelve month, tenure-track faculty appointment in a collective bargaining unit. Position reports to the Associate Dean of Libraries.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision benefits, 24 days vacation and participation in the Illinois State Universities Retirement System.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

● Participates in the management of library systems related to technical services.

● Performs complex original and adaptive cataloging of all formats.

● Assists in the development and oversight of unit processes for authority control, database maintenance, and other catalog enhancements.

● Participates as part of the collective Technical Services Team in the ongoing assessment of policies and procedures across all technical services units.

● Supervises and trains 4.0 FTE technical services staff.

● Responsible for coordinating the other Technical Services positions in the library.

● Responsible for producing all the collection statistics related to addition/withdrawal of physical volumes required for IPEDS, ACRL statistics, and special requests from university administration.

● Oversee/coordinate all library system data management and cleanup affecting the library catalog and requires a high level of technical knowledge unique to the system used. This involves following not only national standards, but also standards set forth by the consortium to which NEIU belongs (CARLI/I-Share).

● Subject liaison responsibilities as assigned.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

● ALA accredited MLS degree and a second master's degree.

● Evidence of 5+ years progressively responsible experience in technical services, including acquisitions, cataloging, serials and e-resource management.

● Recent supervisory experience managing one or more technical service units.

● Demonstrated knowledge of current standards, best practices and emerging trends in technical services.

● Professional cataloging experience with original, adaptive, and copy cataloging of multiple formats.

● Knowledge of acquisitions functions and vendors.

● Relevant experience with integrated library systems and library automation.

● A high level of computer competency and a demonstrated history of technical services policy development and training.

● Effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to work independently and collaboratively to effectively build consensus and facilitate change.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

● Experience with cataloging, acquisitions, and e-resources functions in the Ex Libris Alma system.

● Management experience coordinating a broadly defined technical services unit.

● Academic library experience and related experience working within a consortium.

● Reading knowledge of a foreign language.

● Subject knowledge in music and/or the performing arts.

● Music cataloging experience.

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY: Northeastern Illinois University is a public, comprehensive, multicultural university located on the north side of Chicago. It has an enrollment of approximately 7,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The Library maintains a collection of over 700,000 volumes and subscriptions to nearly 120 online databases. More information is available at www.neiu.edu/neiu-libraries.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references via email to LibSearch@neiu.edu. Review will continue until the position is filled.

Northeastern Illinois University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer:

Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Send a letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three references via email to LibSearch@neiu.edu. Review will continue until the position is filled.

Apply To: 
NEIU Libraries
5500 North St Louis Ave
Chicago , IL 60625 41° 58' 49.2492" N, 87° 43' 8.7672" W
Illinois