Technical Services Librarian

Organization: 
Chapin Memorial Library - City of Myrtle Beach
Location (City, State): 
Myrtle Beach, SC
Description: 

PURPOSE OF CLASSIFICATION
The purpose of this classification is to oversee and carry out the cataloging and classification of library materials, to maintain the integrated library automated system, to participate in adult collection development, to preserve and facilitate access to historical holdings, to explore and integrate other relevant library technology, and provide public service desk work.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
The following duties are normal for this position. The omission of specific statements of the duties does not exclude them from the classification if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment for this classification. Other duties may be required and assigned.
Provides Integrated Library Systems support to library employees and patrons; administers library computer systems, including cataloging, circulation, serials and database management.

Performs professional cataloging, technical services and bibliographic control duties, including classification and description of all acquired materials using standard library cataloging and classification guides.

Develops and documents standard operating procedures and practices to maintain the accuracy and integrity of the library’s bibliographic, item, serial and patron databases. Works directly with staff to ensure the efficient operation of those Integrated Library System (ILS) modules within the library.

Maintains integrity of library systems; utilizes appropriate security measures; actively monitors network traffic for performance and security breaches; develops solutions for security breaches; makes recommendations; manages network and system performance and reliability; performs daily systems backup; plans and performs overall network backup and disaster recovery plans.

Develops and conducts training programs for systems users; presents information in a manner easily understood by both experienced and inexperienced users; provides clear and informative responses to questions asked during training; researches questions which cannot be answered during training; conducts one-on-one training sessions as needed.

Participates in collection development for areas of the library’s adult collection including, materials selections (physical and digital), maintenance, preservation and weeding.

Maintains statistics of technical services operations. Prepares or completes various forms, reports, correspondence, technology plans, or other documents.

Receives various forms, reports, correspondence, directories, manuals, reference materials, or other documentation; reviews, completes, processes, forwards or retains as appropriate.

Fulfills customer service duties at public service desk or as assigned by the Library Director.

Communicates with supervisor, employees, volunteers, library patrons, the public, and other individuals as needed to coordinate work activities, review status of work, exchange information, resolve problems, or give/receive advice/direction.

Maintains an awareness of new applications, technologies, technical methods, trends, and advances in the profession: reviews professional publications, technical manuals, and web sites to increase knowledge of technical service operations; attends conferences, workshops, and training sessions as appropriate.

Ensures compliance with all applicable laws, rules, regulations, standards, policies, and procedures: ensures adherence to established safety procedures; monitors work environment and use of safety equipment to ensure safety of employees and other individuals; initiates any actions necessary to correct deviations or violations.

Operates personal computers, laptop computers, network systems, servers, printers, hubs, routers, general office equipment, mechanic tools, or other equipment as necessary to complete essential functions, to include the use of word processing, spreadsheet, database, or other system software and hardware.

Assists with preparation if the budget for departmental needs.

ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS
Performs other related duties as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
The requisite knowledge and skills would generally be acquired with a Master’s Degree in Library science from an ALA-accredited college or university and three years of library experience; or a Bachelor’s Degree and five years of library experience. Must possess and maintain a valid South Carolina driver’s license.