Technical Services Librarian

 

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College Overview

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) is an award-winning, comprehensive urban college serving one of the most historic and ethnically diverse areas of the United States. HCCC students were born in 119 countries and speak 29 different languages. The diversity and the multitude of our community’s cultures, life experiences, skills and aspirations, are the very values and traits that empower us to be productive and caring members of our society. 

HCCC embodies an unwavering commitment to student success and an intentional focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion. In 2019, the President’s Advisory Council on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (PACDEI) was instituted to develop new levels of understanding and access and advance the College’s commitment to transparency and inclusion. We are proud of the differences we share, which are the foundation for the life changing and transformational education we offer and the social mobility we provide to the communities we serve.

HCCC has three campuses located just minutes from Manhattan: The Journal Square campus in Jersey City and North Hudson Campus in Union City are adjacent to vital transportation hubs; the Secaucus Center has abundant parking. Fully accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the College offers courses and classes in a wide variety of disciplines to the people and businesses of Hudson County, one of the most ethnically diverse areas of the United States. The College was recently recognized with the 2021 Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) Northeast Regional Equity Award, and the 2021 INSIGHT into Diversity’s Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award. In 2016 the Gabert Library was one of three academic libraries in the United States to receive the Excellence in Academic Libraries Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), and in 2019 the HCCC Tutoring Center received the Frank L. Christ Outstanding Learning Center Award for Two-Year Institutions. In 2019, the College joined Achieving the Dream, a network of high achieving community colleges, part of its expanding effort toward continuous improvement in student success.

HCCC has partnerships with every major four-year college and university in the greater New Jersey-New York area and beyond, accommodating seamless transfer of credits for further undergraduate and graduate education. Hudson County Community College is proud of its culture of care and invites applications from those wishing to join a community dedicated to promoting student success in all forms.  

 

Position Summary / Job Description

Reporting to the Director of Library Technology, the Technical Services Librarian oversees all aspects of cataloging and technical service operations, including:

  • Cataloging library materials for all formats in compliance with national and local standards.
  • Managing the library catalog to ensure the library’s holdings are current and accurately represented.
  • Supervising cataloging, processing, inventory, and metadata projects.
  • Developing workflows to streamline technical services work.
  • Acquiring library materials in collaboration with library staff—tasks include ordering, receiving and invoice checking.
  • Providing training and guidance to the other technical services staff (part-time, full-time) for the technical services projects/tasks.
  • Producing statistics, usage/circulation reports.
  • Participating actively in library-wide planning efforts.
  • Assisting in the implementation, management and development of the automated library system (local area network and wide area network.
  • Performing additional duties as needed.

 

Required / Minimum Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Library Science, Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited college or university equivalent.
  • Minimum of two (2) years recent professional experience in an academic library, with an emphasis in cataloging/metadata.
  • Working knowledge and proficiency with the MARC21 format, RDA, AACR2, LCSH, and LC classification.
  • Demonstrated experience working with OCLC Connexion and a library system cataloging module.
  • Excellent technical, oral and written communication.
  • Candidate must have sensitivity to, and understanding of, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college.

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with loading MARC records in batch, using tools like MarcEdit.
  • Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office, Library technology tools and applications.
  • Experience with data migration.

 

Applications

For full consideration please send resume, cover letter, salary expectations and a list of three professional references in a single PDF to libraryjobs@hccc.edu, subject line Technical Services Librarian application.

 

As a New Jersey First Act Employer, new employees must establish a primary residence in New Jersey within one year unless an exemption applies.

HCCC is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We are committed to ensuring a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment. Decisions on employment are made on the basis of the qualifications of an individual for the particular position being filled. Women, veterans and minorities are encouraged to apply. 

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