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Technical Services Assistant Librarian

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Date: 09/05/2017
Posting Number: 2018018
Posting Type: External - Open to All Applicants
Classification (Appropriated) Title Assistant Librarian
NWACC Position Title: Technical Services Assistant Librarian
Position Type: Administrative
Department: Institutional Support/DL/Library
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time
FLSA: Exempt
Pay Grade Level: 08
Pay Rate $46,000 per year
Summary of Benefits:
About the College

Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) in Bentonville, Arkansas is a comprehensive, public two-year college that serves and strengthens the community through learning for living. The hallmark of NWACC is its quality of instruction with classes by experts in class sizes that are small providing for highly personalized instruction. NWACC, founded in 1989, is one of the largest and fastest growing two-year colleges in Arkansas with an enrollment of more than 8,000 college credit students and an additional 6,000 student taking non-credit courses throughout the region.

About the Area

The Northwest Arkansas region has attracted people to the area for multiple reasons including the growth of several major corporations, but they settle and stay because of excellent elementary and high schools, family friendly and safe neighborhoods, many child centered events, affordable housing stock in diverse communities, increasing cultural opportunities, an active local food and restaurant scene, and innumerable outdoor activities.

General Description of Position and Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the direction of the Library Director, the Technical Services Librarian serves as part of the library management team participating in short and long-range planning, training of faculty and staff, data collection and reporting, policy development, and other professional support of library operations.

Required Work Experience
EEOC Statement

NorthWest Arkansas Community College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The college welcomes applications without regard to age, race, gender (including pregnancy), national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran status, military service, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity.

Additional Posting Information:
Required Qualifications:

ALA accredited MLIS, plus 1 year related experience and/or training. Knowledge of MARC21, AACR2, RDA, Library of Congress subject heading policies, and other cataloging standards.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

• Knowledge and understanding of best practices in pedagogy and information literacy standards, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Ability to effectively communicate information and respond to questions in person-to-person and small group situations with customers, clients, general public and other employees of the organization.
• Ability to read, analyze, and understand general business/company related articles and professional journals.
• Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees.
• Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and policy/procedure manuals.
• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
• Ability to read, analyze, and understand common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
• Ability to respond to complex or difficult inquiries or complaints from customers or members of the community.
• Contributes to the mission of the NWACC Library by leading Cataloging/Acquisition and the development and evaluation of policies and services.
• Assesses user needs and satisfaction with learning outcomes, implementing appropriate web-based applications, serving on committees, and maintaining an awareness of changes in allied departments
• Develops and maintains professional skills by participating in continuing education and professional development activities such as conferences, workshops, and committee work; by conducting research or writing for publication; or by engaging in other creative and learning activities.
• Participates in national library communication by reading, responding to, and initiating information transmitted via listservs and other communication tools and appropriate departmental meetings and asking questions, seeking clarification, or initiating discussion on library issues.

Summary of Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Technical Services:
• Provides leadership and oversight for the NWACC library’s cataloging and acquisitions functions, print, media, and electronic resources.
• Knowledge of MARC21, AACR2, RDA, Library of Congress subject heading policies, and other cataloging standards.
• Works collaboratively with six professional staff to acquire, process and catalog the library’s physical and digital collections.
• Oversees one full-time technical staff in acquisitions and cataloging duties.
• Shares oversight of the library’s online catalog, Koha Academic, with other professional staff.
• Provides leadership for various projects.
• Works flexible schedules to cover evening and weekend hours.

• Shares in assisting students, faculty, and staff in making effective use of library resources through virtual and in-person reference assistance, instruction sessions and one-on-one in-depth consultations by appointment or through regularly schedule reference desk hours.
• Teaches Information Literacy Skills, the use of library resources, citation management programs, Internet searching, and applications software.
• Creates instructional curricula for delivery in-person or online to undergraduate classes, satellite locations, and distance students, in-person or via the institutions learning management system.
• Teaches instruction sessions and provides individual reference consultations to students and faculty in all subject areas, with a special focus on outreach to assigned liaison areas.
• Works closely with the Writing Center, and tutoring services to promote library services and resources to teaching faculty.

Faculty Liaison and Collection Development:
• Serves as faculty liaison for assigned subjects, which include ongoing faculty outreach and collection development.
• Uses appropriate selection tools on an ongoing basis to identify potential additions to the library collection.
• Solicits print, media, and electronic resource suggestions and feedback from faculty.
• Deselects materials according to Library’s collection development guidelines, seeking faculty feedback when appropriate.
• Develops, maintains, and enhances research guides for assigned subject areas.

Miscellaneous Library Duties:
• Uses various computer applications (Koha ILS, web authoring software, LibGuides, Blackboard, Banner, Adobe Connect, Adobe Captivate, Google Drive, PBworks, Office software, etc.) to perform job functions, advancing skillset as appropriate.
• Helps develop and maintain library website.
• Serves as backup for other library functions as needed

Certificates, Licenses and Registrations:
Preferred Qualifications:
Physical Demands/Work Environment/Work Hours:

Physical Activities:
The following physical activities described here are representative of those that must
be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions and expectations.

While performing the functions of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand,
walk, sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear;
frequently required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; an. The
employee must occasionally lift and/or move more than 25 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; color vision; peripheral vision; and ability to adjust focus.
Environmental Conditions: The following work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing essential functions of this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.

Closing Date: 09/29/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have the required knowledge, skills, and abilities listed?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have the required work experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * What is the highest level of education attained?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcript 1
  4. Transcript 2
Optional Documents