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Technical Services Librarian

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Clackamas County

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CLOSE DATE : This Job Posting closes at 11:59\u00a0p.m.(Pacific Time) on Monday, April 16, 2018.\u00a0
Annually: $56,749.47 - $72,058.65Hourly: $27.283398 - $34.643582\u00a0
In addition to competitive wages, Clackamas County offers an attractive benefits package for employees in regular status positions. Clackamas County proudly offers an attractive compensation and benefits package including competitive wages, annual cost-of-living adjustments, annual merit increases (for eligible positions), and a robust sick and vacation plan for regular status positions.We encourage and support employee health and wellness by offering a variety of gym membership discounts, onsite fitness classes, onsite Farmers Market with fresh produce available for purchase, annual wellness fairs and alternative care benefits so you can customize your wellness needs to fit your lifestyle.This is a full time County position represented by the Employees' Association.Employees' Association (EA) Full Time\u00a0Benefits Learn More About Benefits\u00a0
Can you wax eloquently about MARC tags, indicators, and subfields, or the differences between AACR2 and RDA? Do you love to wrangle and clean up data? Do you have a passion for public library service? Are you energized by working in a dynamic, collaborative, customer-focused, and consensus-driven environment?If so, LINCC Library Services (Library Network) wants you to join our team as a Technical Services Librarian! ABOUT LINCCThe LINCC (Libraries in Clackamas County) cooperative consists of 13 member libraries (operated by 11 cities, with one location operated directly by Clackamas County).Our office, LINCC Library Services (Library Network), provides the centralized services and support which help the independent, autonomous LINCC libraries to function as a County-wide cooperative and provide a seamless patron experience County-wide.These services include ILS administration, cataloging services, courier services, technology support, interlibrary loans, centralized procurement of shared resources, training support, project coordination, and other administrative support\/services.Our office works closely with individual LINCC libraries and with LINCC professional committees (made up of staff members from member libraries) to identify priorities, develop shared practices and procedures, deliver new services, address problems or issues, and improve the patron library experience County-wide.\u00a0WORKING ENVIRONMENTYou'll be working closely with another Technical Services Librarian to coordinate centralized cataloging activities for the LINCC cooperative, manage daily cataloging workload, analyze\/troubleshoot issues, communicate procedural changes, plan\/complete longer-term projects, and support customer libraries.You will also regularly consult and meet with other staff within our department, as well as staff from member libraries (either in one-on-one interactions, small training sessions, or in committee\/subcommittee meetings).\u00a0Learn more about LINCCWhile the Technical Services Librarian reports directly to the Library Network Manager, direct supervision is limited; the position is considered a subject matter expert, is expected to exercise judgment and initiative, and is expected to work closely with colleagues and customers to understand customer needs, monitor industry developments, plan improvements, solve problems, or address issues.Required Minimum Qualifications\/ Transferrable Skills:* Masters of Library Science (MLS) from an ALA accredited institutionOR\u00a0Any satisfactory combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills. One (1) or more years of experience locating, creating, evaluating, and\/or editing\u00a0bibliographic and authority records.Experience should include working with bibliographic-level records in MARC format and application of AACR2 and RDA cataloging rules. One (1) or more years of experience using cataloging, acquisitions, and\/or serials functions of an Integrated Library System (ILS). Knowledge of library terminology, concepts, and operations. Familiarity with office productivity software, basic PC operation, typing\/keyboarding skills. Experience creating\/running reports or dashboards using ad-hoc querying\/reporting software. Experience serving on a standing committee or task force.\u00a0 Experience developing\/providing system-related or procedure-related documentation and training.\u00a0 Strong analytical, problem-solving, and critical reasoning skills. Strong oral and written communication skills.\u00a0 Strong interpersonal skills, as demonstrated by the ability to: Exercise tact and good judgment. Work as part of a collaborative team\/group. Establish and maintain effective working relationships and partnerships both internally and externally, with colleagues and customers of different backgrounds. Must successfully pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check Employment is contingent upon passing a post-offer physical assessment.Accommodation requests will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. Must possess a valid driver's license and possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation.Learn more about the County's driving policy.Preferred Special Qualifications\/ Transferrable Skills:* Proficiency using Microsoft Excel. Two (2) or more years of experience locating, creating, evaluating, and\/or editing\u00a0bibliographic and authority records.Experience should include working with bibliographic-level records in MARC format and application of AACR2 and RDA cataloging rules. Two (2) or more years of experience using cataloging, acquisitions, and\/or serials functions of an Integrated Library System (ILS). Experience working in a public library cooperative\/consortium. One (1) or more years of experience using SirsiDynix Symphony. One (1) or more years of experience using MicroStrategy and\/or BLUECloud Analytics. Experience using cataloging support software (e.g., OCLC Connexion, MarcEdit, etc\u2026). Experience analyzing computer log files to recreate events and isolate errors.\u00a0 Experience developing\/reviewing local cataloging standards.\u00a0 Experience creating, analyzing, and modifying batch data files.*For Veterans qualified for Veteran's Preference: If you believe you have skills that would transfer well to this position and\/or special qualifications that relate to this position, please list those skills and\/or qualifications in the open-ended question at the end of the application and explain how those skills and\/or qualifications relate to this position.\u00a0
Duties include but are not limited to the following: Classifies and catalogues all print and non-print materials using various reference sources to facilitate identification, access, and use.Assigns subject headings and determines the most accurate cross-references and descriptive notes.Retrieves\/edits, creates, and maintains bibliographic and authority records, in compliance with current and emerging encoding, descriptive, or local standards (MARC21 for bibliographic and authority data, AACR2R, RDA, DDC, LCSH, and other standards, as required). Participates in troubleshooting and user support of library software which is used for cataloging, online access (OPAC), acquisitions, and serials.Reviews and completes work tickets.Supports and trains staff in the use of the software. Participates in maintenance, and\/or customization of library software which is used for cataloging, online access (OPAC), acquisitions, and serials.Works with vendor(s) and colleagues to identify and address issues.Makes recommendations to improve software usage\/configuration to improve patron discovery of materials, and to improve system-wide operational efficiencies. Participates and serves on various LINCC-wide committees or subcommittees.Conducts research, recommends changes to local standards\/practices, and performs special projects for LINCC Technical Services committee (or other committees\/subcommittees, as needed). Develops, improves, and maintains statistical and other reports.Prepares monthly, annual, or special reports as required by department management and\/or customer libraries.Uses a variety of electronic tools (Excel, ILS reports, ad-hoc reporting utilities, etc...) to create customized reports for operational support and data quality monitoring. Develops and uses spreadsheets, dashboards, and reports to identify data quality issues.In conjunction with appropriate colleagues and committees, prioritizes data cleanup projects, develops\/implements cleanup plans, and develops\/recommends\/implements\/documents processes and procedures to prevent future data quality issues. Provides support to member libraries working with vendors to facilitate automated acquisitions\/serials processing and\/or implement additional vendor services (such as pre-processing). Works on special projects as assigned.\u00a0
Thorough knowledge of: Principles and practices of librarianship including cataloguing, reference and bibliography; library facilities and services; library programs and their relationship to community needs.Working knowledge of: Principles of library organization and administration; standard books, periodicals, reference, bibliographic works and their general contents; concepts and techniques for prioritizing and organizing work; principles and techniques of supervision and training; enterprise library computer systems, library website design and maintenance, and software programs such as word processing, spreadsheets, and specialized library databases such as OCLC or licensed electronic resources; Unix scripting language; library automation trends and technologies.Skill to: Analyze a wide variety of problems related to library service and recommend effective action; perform difficult reference or cataloguing work; research and incorporate national trends in cataloging reference or other library specialties; recommend books to fill the needs of the community serviced and of individual patrons; meet and work with the public effectively; analyze statistical records and prepare reports; operate office equipment and computer software including specialized library databases, enterprise library systems, and website administrative maintenance, including HTML and Cascading Stylesheets; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; organize and oversee the work assignments of subordinate staff; establish and maintain effective working relationships.\u00a0
Position requires shelving books onto shelves (above and below shoulder height), continuous walking\/moving about, standing for extended periods, squatting, bending, kneeling and frequent reaching; ability to lift 35 pounds; incumbents may be exposed to a variety of environmental elements, including dust.\u00a0
This position works 40 hours during a standard\u00a0workweek of Monday through Friday.Specific hours of work will be discussed with the candidate selected for this position at the time an offer of employment is extended.\u00a0
Clackamas County is in a prime location in the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area and is recognized nationally as one of the most livable areas in the United States.Located on the southern edge of the City of Portland and extending to the top of Mt.Hood, Clackamas County is part of a thriving region in the Northwest.It has a population of about 400,000 citizens.Explore Clackamas CountyClackamas County Core ValuesWorking for Clackamas CountyRecreation, Arts & Heritage\u00a0
Clackamas County only accepts online applications.Help With Your Application:Application ProcessBrowser and Operating System HintsFrequently Asked QuestionsIf you have any questions or issues you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 503-655-8459 or e-mail us.Our office hours are Monday - Thursday 7:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.Pacific Time (closed on Fridays).HOW TO CLAIM VETERAN'S PREFERENCERequest Veterans' PreferenceLearn more about the County's Veterans' PreferenceVISA SPONSORSHIPClackamas County does not offer visa sponsorships.Within three days of hire, applicants will be required to complete an I-9 and confirm authorization to work in the United States.EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITYClackamas County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.We value\u00a0diversity, equity, and inclusion as essential elements that create and foster a welcoming workplace.All qualified persons will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, political affiliation, disability or any other factor unrelated to the essential functions of the job.If you wish to identify yourself as a qualified person with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act and would like to request an accommodation, please address the request to the Department of Human Resources prior to\u00a0the recruitment close date.You may\u00a0request an accommodation during the online application process.\u00a0 , Keywords: Automated Systems Librarian

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