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Delaware County Community College

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Delaware County Community College, a competency-based institution committed to diversity, is accepting applications for a Reference Librarian

in the Learning Commons area. The successful candidate will be appointed to a full-time, tenure-track, 10-month faculty


Faculty librarians at Delaware County Community College are responsible for providing reference and research instruction to students, faculty, and staff. This includes staffing library reference according to departmental needs; providing individual, group, and classroom instruction; and developing supporting instructional materials. Faculty librarians participate in collection development for assigned subject areas/departments. In addition, the Digital Asset Management and Cataloging Librarian will provide leadership for the creation, curation, and maintenance of cataloging and digital metadata. This librarian is responsible for original and copy cataloging for the Library Services department and overseeing the ILS (Sirsi). This includes working with the College community on digital initiatives and projects, offering professional development and workshops, and maintaining the institutional repository.

The College, founded in 1967, is an accredited, associate degree-granting institution of higher education serving Delaware and Chester counties. It is the seventh largest post-secondary institution in undergraduate enrollment in the Greater Philadelphia region, serving nearly 27,000 credit and non-credit students annually with a comprehensive array of programs, including computer-based and distance-learning classes.

Primary responsibilities will include but are not limited to Reference:

Provide reference and research instruction based on the staffing needs of the Learning Commons and Library Services. Instruct students, faculty, and staff in the general use of library material and accessing online information resources. Provide reference and research instruction in-person in the Learning Commons and virtually through chat and email services. Create library-specific educational material including handouts, guides, and tutorials. Instruction:

Provide individual, group, and classroom information literacy and research instruction in all modalities, including course-integrated classes, online and in-person workshops, and other formats based on the staffing needs of the Learning Commons and Library Services. Create educational materials to support instructional activities. Collection Development:

Contribute to the collection development activities of the Learning Commons/Library Services. Work with assigned academic departments and other campus offices to identify, select, acquire, and ensure the availability of relevant and related materials. Set priorities for the assigned academic departments and other campus offices related to the Library’s collection. Build and maintain the Library’s collection in an evolving academic and scholarly environment. Digital Asset Management:

Manage Digital Asset Management (DAM) repository (Sirsi's Portfolio) including design of workflow, tracking, reporting, and development of metadata and classification standards. Oversee training of staff on the DAM including standards, procedures, and asset ingestion. Develop outreach strategy and maintains relationships with key members of management, asset creators, and users. Identify opportunities to work with consortial colleges and universities on collaborative projects. Oversee research, design, and installation of exhibits and digital modules that highlight archive collections and contribute to College education and organizational goals, and program outreach. Create or revise as necessary written procedures for collecting, organizing, preserving, and providing access to resources. Oversight of scanning, digitization, and metadata tagging projects. Track and report program metrics to Dean, Educational Support Services. Cataloging:

This position is responsible for cataloging for the Library Services department. Perform original and copy cataloging in all formats. Proven working knowledge of cataloging tools and resources (DDC, USMARC, RDA, AACR2, LCSH, LCNAF and LCC), and performing batch-loading of large vendor sets. Ability to use cataloging tools, such as Sirsi’s SmartPort. Implements changes and enhancements to the library database. Create, maintain and update the library's cataloging, receiving, and processing workflows. Oversee quality control for the cataloging and processing of all library materials, while maintaining proper cataloging standards and procedures. Incorporate new ways of leveraging technology for collecting, organizing, and providing access to library materials. Stay abreast of emerging trends, innovations, and best practices affecting library systems and catalogs, and of methods of electronic resources management and metadata standards.


The ideal candidate must have a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution; Minimum of two years of experience in an academic library setting providing reference, instruction, and cataloging services; Experience with Sirsi BLUECloud and Symphony; Experience with digital asset management; Experience working with Sirsi’s Portfolio; Ability to work with a diverse library staff and community college constituency; Service-oriented, positive attitude, and good communication and interpersonal skills; Ability to work collaboratively as a member of a team; Ability to work independently under minimal direct supervision; Committed to professional development; Preferred Qualifications: Experience creating and maintaining library's cataloging, receiving, and processing workflows; Experience with Authority Control.

DCCC is an equal opportunity employer.

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Delaware County Community College is an accredited, public, two-year college. Since its founding in 1967, Delaware County Community College is the center of educational opportunity in Delaware and Chester Counties. Here, students find affordable open admission to higher education and can earn and Associate of Arts (A.A.), Associate of Fine Arts (A.F.A.), Associate of Science (A.S.) or an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree. The College’s competitive programs offer dual enrollment and transfer options to four-year colleges and universities. Whether you’re looking to work toward a bachelor’s degree, advance your career by earning an associate degree or professional certificate, or just take a course for personal fulfillment, you can find yourself here.

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