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Vassar College – Technical Services Librarian

Job Description – Technical Services Librarian (#1000547)

The Vassar College Library seeks an enthusiastic and innovative librarian with a collaborative approach to provide oversight of the Continuing Commitments Unit. This position reports to the Assistant Director of the Library for Technical Services.

The successful candidate will: proactively provide direction and coordination in the acquisition, access, and tracking of continuing resources; monitor and engage with national and international trends in serials discovery and access; oversee a $1.7 million continuing resources budget; develop analytical reports on the Library’s continuing commitments to facilitate liaisons’ collection development decisions; supervise 3 FTE unit staff; coordinate the work of the Continuing Commitments Unit with other appropriate areas to ensure efficient workflow and communication; interact with publishers and vendors; provide oversight for Serials Solutions 360 products; review cataloging. The incumbent will contribute to the Library’s customer service oriented and team-based environment which provides students, faculty and staff with the best possible access and discovery experience.

This position partners closely with the Head of Collection Development & Research Services in her management of the Library’s continuing commitments. Participation is also expected in departmental and library-wide projects, as well as library-wide committees. Liaison support to academic departments, bibliographic instruction, Research Services’ on-call service, and collection development may be provided by the incumbent, as appropriate.

M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited school or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Minimum three years of technical services experience, preferably in a professional position within an academic library. Familiarity with current standards, practices and trends in technical services and with integrated library systems (preferably Innovative’s Millennium). Enthusiasm for technological innovation. Proficiency in generating and analyzing data from multiple systems. Ability to work effectively both in a team setting and independently. Strong service orientation. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to display imagination, ingenuity and humor in solving problems and in mentoring and working with people.

Supervisory experience; reference experience; subject master’s degree (preferably in a social science); facility with one or more Asian languages.

To complete your application, you will be required to attach a letter of application, a resume and a list of names, e-mail addresses and telephone numbers of three references. This position will remain open until filled.

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