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The J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is seeking a Discovery and Systems Librarian to lead and manage integrated library systems (ILS) and library services platforms (LSP) for cataloging and acquisitions modules, focusing on system configuration, troubleshooting, training, analytics, and documentation. The librarian collects and manages departmental and collection statistics processes. The Librarian works collaboratively with other departments to develop and implement efficiencies in technology use and workflow related to batch loads, data normalization, and other bibliographic maintenance.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a rapidly growing research intensive University offering over 28,500 students a variety of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in seven academic colleges. UNC Charlotte’s Atkins Library is a comprehensive research library with over 1.9 million printed books, 930,000 e-books, over 400 databases, approximately 75,000 journals and an annual budget of over $10 million.

UNC Charlotte is located in the largest city in North Carolina, a beautiful southern city of 775,202 with over 1.5 million in the greater metropolitan area, in one of the fastest growing regions in the country. Located on a 1,000 acre wooded campus, the University is accessible to the city's performing arts and cultural and sports events and to recreational lakes.

Essential Duties:

Systems

  • Serves as the integrated library system and discovery system administrator for the Collection Services Unit.
  • Works collaboratively with Atkins Library's faculty and staff to evaluate the Library's online resource discovery environment and to develop and implement strategies and innovative solutions to improve external and internal user experience and maximize system functionality.
  • Compiles statistical reports regarding bibliographic data of collection.
  • Coordinates with campus IT in the maintenance of the integrated library system.

Cataloging

  • Produces original and complex copy cataloging in a variety of formats for the library collections according to national, shared system, and local standards; performs general catalog maintenance such as bibliographic records enhancement, reclassification, holdings, and item record editing.
  • Trains cataloging staff in cataloging/metadata standards, new technology applications, systems, and tools to continuously improve cataloging efficiency and quality; supervises daily operations of copy catalogers.
  • Develops policies, goals, procedures, and workflows for cataloging and processing library materials in all formats.

Minimum Education/Experience Requirements

  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.

Preferred Education, Skills and Training Experience:

Systems

  • Demonstrated knowledge of working with integrated library systems (ILS) and/or library services platforms (LSP).
  • Experience with ExLibris’s Alma/Primo platform is highly desirable.
  • Experience determining and configuring back-end functionality in an ILS (configuring cataloging rules, import tables, etc.)
  • Familiarity with networking concepts such as security certificates, domain name systems, port numbers.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging models and tools used by libraries for resource discovery. 

Cataloging

  • Three years of recent cataloging/metadata experience in an academic or research library.
  • Knowledge of current descriptive and subject cataloging practices such as RDA, AACR2, LCSH, LCC, MARC21 formats, and authority control.
  • Proficiency with software programs/products associated with library functions (e.g., Alma, Primo, OpenAthens, OCLC systems and services, MARCEdit, OpenRefine, etc.).  Preferred: familiarity with PHP or Python, XML/XSLT, SQL and API web services.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform detail-oriented and repetitive tasks with a high degree of accuracy.
  • Experience with bulk importing and exporting of cataloging/metadata records.
  • Experience developing cataloging/metadata policies and creating documentation to improve communication and processes.
  • Familiarity with emerging trends in linked data, such as BIBFRAME, RDF, SKOS, etc.

General knowledge

  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral form to different types of stakeholders with different knowledge backgrounds.
  • Evidence of commitment to professional development and scholarly activities through research, publication, and service to national and regional professional organizations.
  • Commitment to the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion as evidenced through library collections, services, and programs.
  • Strong commitment to service excellence.
  • Other duties as assigned.

To apply: 

ONLY ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED: https://jobs.uncc.edu/ (Search Faculty Vacancies - Position # 008618) or use direct link https://jobs.charlotte.edu/postings/37558 

The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission: 

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • Names (including titles and company/institutions), addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. The Search Committee will not contact references before verifying permission with the candidate.
  • Diversity Statement - Please include a written statement of 250 words or less on your skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that will advance UNC Charlotte’s diversity plan. Applicants should attach their written statement in the “Applicant Documents” section of the application."

Anticipated start date is April 1, 2022. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. 

J. Murrey Atkins Library is committed to cultivating an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome and differences are valued and respected. We embrace and support the spectrum of human and social identities and strive to create and maintain equity for all employees and users.

Our campus community is comprised of people who represent the wide breadth of gender and sexual identities, races and ethnicities, faith traditions, nationalities, and other social categories and backgrounds. J. Murrey Atkins Library supports and affirms diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism. Through our collections, services, policies, and programs, we strive to support these values, and we encourage applications from professionals who can help us achieve this goal. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

Only an MLS or MLIS degree will be considered for this position, we will not accept an alternative degree.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their MLS or MLIS degree. 

For further details about Atkins Library, please consult our website: http://library.uncc.edu.

For additional information about The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, please visit our website: http://www.uncc.edu.