Clemson University Libraries seek an experienced, service-oriented, innovative and collaborative librarian to support the Technical Services and Collection Management (TSCM) Unit in its work. The Continuing Resources and Government Information Management Librarian will be primarily responsible for the acquisitions, activation, and cataloging of electronic serials, and the cataloging of databases. This position will also provide serials management knowledge for the Libraries in a variety of print serials collection management projects and supervision for members of the Continuing Resources and Government Information Management Team who are responsible for the acquisitions and cataloging of print and electronic serials for the general library collection and the acquisitions, cataloging, and collection management of government documents resources. This person will also be responsible for troubleshooting electronic journals access issues. ExLibris’ Alma and Primo are used for these and all other TSCM operations. The successful candidate will also collaborate closely with TSCM’s Electronic Resources Team and the Federal Documents depository coordinator in the Information & Research Services Unit. This is a 12-month tenure track library faculty position and works under the direction of the Associate Dean, Technical Services and Collection Management.
Clemson Libraries provides a unique opportunity to the right individual. As a relatively young R1 library, we are in the process of redefining ourselves, engaged in discussions with students and faculty to determine what programs and services should be created or expanded. Currently we are focusing on expanding digital literacy efforts and developing new and innovative programs to support graduate students and faculty, all in the context of equity, diversity and inclusion. We have completed a master plan to renovate the building to provide welcoming, technology enhanced spaces. Lastly, we are engaged in a reorganization to better align ourselves to meet these goals, allowing us to add expertise in areas of need. We aspire to be one of the best research libraries in the country.
Responsibilities of the Continuing Resources and Government Information Management Librarian include:
Serials Acquisitions, Cataloging, and Collection Management
- Responsible for the acquisitions and cataloging of electronic serials and the cataloging of databases, using the Alma/Primo library services platform.
- Troubleshoots electronic serials access problems identified by library staff or patrons.
- Oversees the processing of invoices for print serials and standing orders, using Alma.
- Directs the processing of added print volumes and current print serials issues for the Libraries, using Alma.
- Participates in a wide variety of library projects concerning print and electronic serials collections.
- Serves as the Libraries’ expert on serials, using these skills to maintain the Libraries’ new and existing print and electronic serials collections.
- Collaborates with public services librarians and staff regarding print and electronic serials subscriptions and cataloging.
- Engages in professional development such as attending conferences, workshops, and webinars related to job functions.
Government Documents Librarianship
- Oversees the acquisitions, cataloging, and collection management of print and electronic Federal and state government documents titles for the Libraries’ collections.
- Collaborates effectively with Government Documents liaison(s) in the Information and Research Services Unit to facilitate services to patrons.
- Supervises members of the Continuing Resources and Government Documents Team: two Library Managers (directly); and two Library Technical Assistants (indirectly). Responsible for hiring, training, and evaluating team members.
- Fulfills all University requirements for supervisors.
Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activities
- Develops a focused program of high-quality research and creative accomplishments, consistent with professional responsibilities and the Libraries’ mission and goals.
- Actively participates and demonstrates leadership in professional responsibilities that serve the Libraries, University, profession, and community.
Salary and Benefits
Faculty rank and a minimum salary of $61,000 based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience. Various medical plans, dental plans, and retirement plans are available. 18 days annual leave, 15 days sick leave, 13 paid holidays, and liberal professional development leave are provided. Library faculty receive an individual stipend for travel or other professional development activity.
Clemson University is a major, land-grant, science and engineering-oriented Carnegie Research One university in a college-town setting along a dynamic Southeastern corridor. Clemson is an inclusive, student-centered community characterized by high academic standards, a culture of collaboration, school spirit, and a competitive drive to excel. Centrally located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Clemson is in one of the fastest-growing areas of South Carolina, and a two-hour drive from Charlotte and Atlanta.
- ALA-accredited graduate degree in librarianship.
- At least one year of full-time professional experience, or three years paraprofessional experience, providing electronic serials management services and/or electronic serials acquisitions or cataloging services in a research library.
- At least one year professional experience or three years paraprofessional experience providing print serials management services in a research library, including demonstrated knowledge of serials holdings records and holdings statements.
- Experience working with serials acquisitions and cataloging in a library services platform/discovery system.
- Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
- Strong commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and respect in the workplace.
- At least one year’s experience in the management of government documents technical services operations.
- Experience working with the Alma/Primo library services platform/discovery system.
- Experience supervising others, particularly in training employees.
- Ability to communicate technical details clearly to stakeholders and persons outside the unit or Libraries.
Libraries Diversity Statement
Clemson University Libraries seeks to best serve our community through creating a welcoming environment in which diverse ideas and perspectives come together to achieve common goals. We are committed to the practice of inclusion as it is essential to the continued success not only of Clemson University but of the library and information science profession. We embrace Clemson’s core values of integrity, honesty, and respect, and add to those the ideals of compassion, dignity, and historical awareness so that Clemson Libraries’ staff, collections, spaces, and services inform the interest, information, and enlightenment of all who we serve.
Applicants should submit all applications and related materials via Interfolio: http://apply.interfolio.com/85097 Required materials include a cover letter, professional curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references. Review of materials will begin immediately. Applications received by April 16, 2021 will be guaranteed first consideration.