[Metadatalibrarians] Job posting - Bard Graduate Center

Amber Billey abilley at bard.edu
Tue Jun 5 06:43:01 PDT 2018


Bard Graduate CenterTechnical Services & Systems LibrarianThe Bard Graduate
Center (BGC), a division of Bard College, is seeking a full-time Technical
services & Systems Librarian.

The BGC offers MA and PhD programs in the study of the cultural history of
the material world and is committed to the encyclopedic study of things,
drawing on methodologies and approaches from art and design history,
history of technology, philosophy, anthropology, and archaeology and
cultural history. Founded in 1993, the BGC is located on West 86th Street
in New York City.


Reporting to the Director of the Library at the Bard Graduate Center, and
working closely with other library staff, the Technical Services and
Systems Librarian is a full-time staff position that oversees all aspects
of technical services and database systems that support library functions.


*Discovery and Access*

   - Manages the implementation, ongoing development, and maintenance of
   the library’s discovery tool, Folio. Works across departments and
   collaborates with outside developers to customize tools and ensure
   continued development.
   - Manages all aspects of technical services workflow and quality
   control, including database management, planning for future initiatives,
   proposing technological solutions and supervising cataloging staff.
   - Responsible for original and copy cataloging of materials in all
   formats and a variety of languages.
   - Responsible for local system administration of the ILS, OPAC, OCLC,
   and online periodicals tools, including changing local settings and running

*Collaborative work*

   - Works with Library Director to establish departmental policies and
   procedures, as well as long-range planning.
   - Participates in reference services, bibliographic instruction, staff
   training, and collection development.
   - Coordinates the implementation and maintenance of new library
   software, electronic resources and upgrades.

*Intermittent Responsibilities*

   - Collaborates with other staff members on maintaining the Library’s web
   - Compiles monthly statistics for technical services, and as needed for
   other areas of the library.
   - Implements and maintains online database subscriptions.
   - Acts as the liaison with Bard College librarians in regards to shared
   - Coordinates tasks for campus employees.
   - Collaborates across departments to ensure metadata standards are in
   place for digital projects.


   - ALA-accredited MLS with at least 2 years of professional experience
   - Thorough knowledge of cataloging principles and procedures including
   AACR2/RDA, USMARC formats, LCSH, authority control, and LC classification.
   - In-depth experience with an integrated library system and online
   serials tools (Innovative Interfaces and OCLC preferred).
   - Excellent database management skills, proxy server maintenance
   experience preferred.
   - Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
   a diverse community of colleagues and library users. Ability to work
   independently and as part of a team.
   - Working knowledge of 1 or more foreign languages.


   - Work experience or education in art history, decorative arts, or
   material culture preferred.
   - Familiarity with open source library tools and their implementation
   (Blacklight preferred).

To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and contact information for
three references to tssl at bgc.bard.edu. No telephone calls please. The Bard
Graduate Center is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome
applications from those who contribute to our diversity. AA/EOE

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