Job: Librarian 2, Collection Development

General Information
Position:
Librarian 2, Collection Development

Number position available:
1

Compensation:
$53,065.74 - $81,298.10

Job Category:
Collection Management

ALA:
Position REQUIRES a Master's degree from an ALA accredited program.

Description:

NATURE OF WORK:

This is professional library work with supervisory responsibilities in a variety of library operations.  Employees in this classification may be responsible for supervising the operations of a library unit, department or facility.  Responsibilities include supervising library staff, analyzing collection development needs, assisting the public and continuous familiarization with the library's resources.  Supervision is exercised over a staff of professional, para-professional, technical or clerical employees engaged in various phases of library operations.  Supervision is received from a manager who assigns responsibilities and reviews work for satisfactory performance.

ILLUSTRATIVE TASKS:

Plans, assigns, and reviews the work of subordinate library staff engaged in a variety of library operations.  Serves as librarian-in-charge in the absence of the Manager; resolves personnel or patron problems concerning library or County policies.  Provides staff development and training of supervised professional, para-professional, clerical, and technical staff members.  Analyzes collection development needs, oversees the selection of materials, provides readers advisory and reference services for assigned areas of responsibility.  Supervises the proper maintenance of library materials and equipment in an assigned library area.  Maintains an awareness of current library issues and trends by reading professional and related literature and attending workshops, conferences, and courses.  Makes recommendations regarding hiring, discipline, and promotion of subordinates; authorizes leave; evaluates and rates employee performance.  Performs related lower level work as required.

KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:

Considerable knowledge of professional library principles, methods, materials, and practices.  Considerable knowledge of library reference materials and tools of research.  Considerable knowledge of library materials and information technology.  Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.  Knowledge of customer service principles and techniques.  Ability to analyze operational problems and make recommendations for their solution.  Ability to plan, organize, and direct the work of professional, para-professional and support staff.  Ability to interpret library policies, objectives, and services to the public and staff.  Ability to develop innovative programs for the library system.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the library patrons, employees, and supervisors.  Ability to maintain fiscal and administrative records.  Ability to effectively express ideas and information, verbally, and in writing.  Ability to prepare reports and presentations.  Physical strength and agility sufficient to perform assigned duties.


Education:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master's degree in Library Science or a related program from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited graduate school. One year of professional experience as a librarian is required.
 
PREFERENCES:
 
Experience with Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) services, RDA and MARC cataloging rules and conventions, and non-MARC metadata schemas, formats, standards, and protocols is preferred.
 
RECRUITMENT NOTES:
 
This position will be responsible for copy cataloging, original cataloging, loading vendor records into the Library¿s catalog, performing quality control, maintaining import profiles in the Library's ILS and the integrity of the integrated library system through authority file control. Additionally, this position will interpret and apply Library of Congress subject headings, the Dewey Decimal System, the AACR2, RDA, and the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) manuals in cataloging and classifying library materials. They will work with the IT department on the mapping necessary for the various indexes and search features in the ILS to produce accurate results.

This position will also develop and recommend cataloging policies and procedures based on best practices and current standards along with keeping information about current and emerging initiatives such as linked data, RDF, BibFrame, etc. as well as advising managers and library administration on these.

Multilingual:
N/A

Job open date:
02-04-2020

Application deadline:
02-17-2020

Apply at:
https://www.miamidade.gov/global/humanresources/jobs/home.page

Additional information
Library Type:
  • Public Libraries

Job Type:
Full-time

Job Location

Physical address where the job position is located.

Job Place:
Miami-Dade Public Library System

Job Location:
Southeast Florida

Address:
101 W. Flagler Street

City:
Miami

Zip:
33130

County:
Alachua


Institution Information
Institution Name :
Miami-Dade Public Library System

Address:
101 W. Flagler Street

City:
Miami

State:
FL

Zip:
33130

Contact Information / How to apply
Contact Name:
Michelle Casanova-Perez, Human Resources Manager

Contact Email:
casanovam@mdpls.org

Contact Phone:
305-375-5381

Contact Fax:

How to apply

Please visit https://www.miamidade.gov/global/humanresources/jobs/home.page in order to apply, for additional information, application instructions and applicable deadlines.


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