Science Reference, Instruction & Collections Librarian
The University of North Dakota’s Chester Fritz Library (CFL) welcomes applications for the position of Science Reference, Instruction, & Collections Librarian. CFL, our main campus library, is the largest library in the state of North Dakota and the primary research facility for UND and the Upper Midwest. Centrally located on UND’s 550-acre campus, CFL is a hub of activity for students and faculty seeking to meet, research, study, or work with our library staff. Want to know more about the University of North Dakota?
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- Undergraduate degree or coursework in the science, engineering, or technology field
- ALA-accredited Master's Degree
- Experience supporting research and information needs in collaboration with faculty, staff, and students
- Successful completion of criminal history background check
- One (1) year of professional experience
- Experience with emerging research service trends in science or engineering librarianship
- Experience with appropriate resources and collection development in academic or research libraries
- Experience with cutting-edge technologies and their applications in libraries and higher education
Learn more about the position, download the position description, and apply on the UND Human Resources website.
Closing date: 6/25/2019
Cataloging/Metadata & Database Manager
Description and application form on the Human Resources website: Under 3000 Professional - All Vacancies, look for job ID 5660. (The full position description is attached at the bottom right corner.)
Closing date: 6/4/2019
- Provide library users accurate online access to library materials through ODIN’s LSP by doing Copy Cataloging and Advanced Copy Cataloging using OCLC, AACR and RDA cataloging rules, LCSH, LC, and Dewey according to standards; process materials; and catalog Children’s Collection materials.
- Perform catalog maintenance and quality assurance tasks to ensure online bibliographic, item, and authority records are maintained or updated according to standards; ensure online collocation within the collections; process materials accordingly.Participate in and implement complex special cataloging, metadata crosswalks, and re-cataloging projects.
- Responsible for hiring, training, and supervising student employees.
- Participate in library and departmental activities; assist Department Head in achieving cataloging-related goals of the Department.
- Provide 3 references
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment with diverse groups of library staff
- Ability to plan, coordinate and implement projects
- Good organizational skills.
- Excellent written and oral communications skills.
- An aptitude for complex, analytical and detailed work while maintaining flexible outlook
- Demonstrated knowledge of concepts and application of rules, standards, and practices for organizing information, cataloging and authority control.
- Bachelor's Degree in Library science or relevant area of study.
- 1 year supervisory experience.
- Successful completion of criminal history background check
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
- 2 years progressively responsible experience in copy and original cataloging in multiple formats using OCLC and experience using a library services platform (LSP) online library system to perform technical services activities in an academic library.
- Experience with bibliographic description and assigning and establishing name, series and uniform title headings applying AACR, RDA, and MARC formats; subject analysis applying LCSH and SCM: Subject Headings; collocation of materials applying LCC and other classification schemes.
- Experience with creation and maintenance of authority records at local and national level.
- Cataloging experience with specialized format or content manuals/standards, e.g. Dewey and Children’s Subject Headings (CSH); knowledge of additional subject thesauri, e.g. LC genre vocabularies.
- Experience with acquisitions and serials management
- Experience with computer applications (word processing, spreadsheets) and web resources and the ability to integrate them in workflow.
- Experience maintaining bibliographic, authority, item, holdings, serials, and acquisitions database records to current standards.
Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification
$38,000/year, benefited, exempt
Benefits: Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the University), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Check available positions using the UND Student Employment search form. Notes:
- Select "Chester Fritz Library" from the "Employers" section of the forms to limit your search to the library.
- You need to run separate searches for Work Study and Institutional jobs. Work study positions require work study funding, but institutional jobs are open to anyone.
Approximately 100 students are employed by the Chester Fritz Library each year. Student responsibilities may include the following (depending upon area assigned):
- shelving books and stack maintenance
- assisting patrons
- assisting in mailings
- making deliveries to other University libraries
- answering telephones
- running errands
- providing computer support
- performing records management to create and update information on the library's system or Excel spreadsheets
- assisting with invoicing
- creating and affixing spine labels and attaching property information and security strips to materials
Applicants must be motivated, pay attention to details, display excellent interpersonal skills and be able to work both independently and in a team environment. Some positions may require only day-time hours.