Hunt Library Employment

Library Staff Positions

Head of Cataloging and Metadata - (190464)

Description

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) seeks a Head of Cataloging and Metadata to be responsible for the day-to-day operation of the cataloging unit. This position will provide expertise and leadership to a cataloging unit of one professional cataloger, one support staff member, and a number of student assistants. Responsibilities include supervising original and copy cataloging activities following nationally accepted standards, performing some cataloging of regular and special collection materials, working with vendors to determine efficient catalog maintenance methods, handling unit statistics, ensuring a current unit procedures manual, and maintaining the integrity of the catalog, including the authority files. The successful candidate will have an understanding of all aspects of technical services, maintain an awareness of current issues and trends, including new cataloging rules, communicate with other library departments to ensure material accessibility, and serve on the Library Systems Team. This position reports to the Associate Director for Electronic and Technical Services.

About the Hunt Library

Hunt Library, located on the upper two floors of the new Mori Hosseini Student Union at the Daytona Beach campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, provides library services to over 6,000 residential students at this campus as well as to over 22,000 distance learning students through the Worldwide campus. A leader in the provision of higher education in the fields of aviation and aerospace, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) offers regionally accredited bachelors’, masters’ and doctoral degrees. The online bachelors’ degree programs were ranked number one in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report (see https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/articles/us-news-ranks-best-online-programs.) For more information on ERAU, see https://www.erau.edu/about. For more information on the Hunt Library, go to https://huntlibrary.erau.edu/about.

Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree
  • knowledge of nationally accepted standards used in cataloging, including RDA
  • knowledge of OCLC procedures
  • relevant experience with a library systems platform
  • knowledge of LC subject headings and classification schedules and authority control
  • analytical skills
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • experience in a supervisory position
  • demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • excellent organization skills and attention to detail
  • flexibility with new and evolving procedures
  • ability to work cooperatively with staff from all library departments

Preferred Qualifications:

  • experience with the Alma library systems platform including third-party tools, Summon over Alma, RDA Toolkit, Cataloger’s Desktop, OCLC Connextion, and MarcEdit
  • experience with cataloging special collections and archival materials
  • experience in an academic library

Please apply online at https://careers.erau.edu, requisition #190464, and provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. The review of applications begins on September 9, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recognizes the value of diversity and is dedicated to fostering a positive climate in which all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged in their professional, social, and intellectual pursuits. Embry-Riddle is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for qualified individuals. The University does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

 


Acquisitions Librarian (190465)

Description

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University seeks to hire an Acquisitions Librarian for the Daytona Beach campus. Working in conjunction with the Head of Collection Management, the Acquisitions Librarian participates in all aspects of collection management, including acquisitions, budget management, and collection development. This position will work collaboratively with units throughout the Library to acquire content efficiently and effectively. The Acquisitions Librarian will manage the acquisition and delivery of monographic, media, and serials resources, and will work closely with the Head of Collection Management to facilitate acquisitions of electronic resources.

Essential & Other Functions:

  • Manages the acquisition of new library materials, primarily monographs, including ordering, invoicing and receiving, claims, and payments.
  • Evaluates potential purchases, purchase requests, and gifts.
  • Evaluates items for deaccessioning.
  • Collaborates with the cataloging unit to integrate acquisitions processes with cataloging workflows.
  • Makes recommendations and decisions regarding the collection development and the acquisitions budget.
  • Develops and implements new workflows to streamline the acquisitions processes.
  • Monitors and reconciles expenditures in Alma, vendor ordering platforms (GOBI, Amazon) and the university financial system.
  • Develops and provides analytics and reports for collection and budget management as needed.
  • Maintains accurate order and invoice information in Alma.
  • Establishes relationships with vendors, publishers, and the university community.
  • Supervises 1-2 FTE staff members.

About the Hunt Library

Hunt Library, located on the upper two floors of the new Mori Hosseini Student Union at the Daytona Beach campus of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, provides library services to over 6,000 residential students at this campus as well as to over 22,000 distance learning students through the Worldwide campus. A leader in the provision of higher education in the fields of aviation and aerospace, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU) offers regionally accredited bachelors’, masters’ and doctoral degrees. The online bachelors’ degree programs were ranked number one in 2019 by U.S. News & World Report (see https://www.usnews.com/education/online-education/articles/us-news-ranks-best-online-programs.) For more information on ERAU, see https://www.erau.edu/about. For more information on the Hunt Library, go to https://huntlibrary.erau.edu/about. Information on the new library facility is available at https://daytonabeach.erau.edu/campus-life/student-union.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science.
  • A minimum of one year of relevant experience with library acquisitions processes such as collection development, ordering, invoicing, and/or working with vendors (may include internships).
  • Understanding of automated library acquisitions systems and processes.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging issues, trends, workflows, business models, and best practices in library acquisitions.
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment and interact with individuals of different backgrounds.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Academic library experience.
  • Familiarity with vendor ordering platforms such as GOBI.
  • Familiarity with the Ex Libris Alma library systems platform.
  • Experience coordinating teams or supervising.

Please apply online at https://careers.erau.edu, requisition #190465, and provide a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. The review of applications begins on September 9, 2019, and will continue until the position is filled.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recognizes the value of diversity and is dedicated to fostering a positive climate in which all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged in their professional, social, and intellectual pursuits. Embry-Riddle is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for qualified individuals. The University does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.

 


Student Employment

The Hunt Library employs over 25 student employees through the year for jobs ranging from shelving books to scanning materials for document delivery. For current vacancies, please go to the Student Employment page in ERNIE.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for qualified individuals. The university does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.