University Library Specialist, Acquisitions & Discovery

North Carolina State University - Raleigh, NC4.2

Full-time$31,000 - $67,000 a year
The NC State University Libraries supports and enables research and learning by providing collections, services, spaces, and technologies for the NC State community and its partners. The Libraries is committed to being a powerful competitive advantage for the university in every aspect of its mission, including attracting and retaining the best faculty and students and promoting their success. To that end, we foster a culture of creativity, diversity, and innovation. The library system consists of the D. H. Hill Jr. Library, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, and branch libraries for design, natural resources, and veterinary medicine.

The Acquisitions & Discovery Department supports the teaching and research program of the University by providing searchable metadata for the more than 3.5 million volumes and 110,000 print and electronic journal subscriptions purchased by the NCSU Libraries, thus preserving and making accessible the intellectual content of the library’s collections.

Essential Job Duties
The University Library Specialist applies technical, metadata, and data skills to support the expanding (in scope, origin, and variety) and increasingly complex responsibilities of the Data Projects & Partnerships (DPP) Unit, as well as the Acquisitions & Discovery department and the Libraries as a whole.

This position has three core areas of responsibility: 1) to carry out tasks that ensure the proper transformation of data from multiple systems including reporting, troubleshooting, and supporting the integrated library system ( ILS) and discovery systems through batch or global maintenance; 2) to contribute to website related metadata maintenance in Drupal, 3) to track budgets through daily financial reconciliation and maintenance of tools and processes used to conduct this work.

Additionally, this position works on ad hoc projects and incorporates new responsibilities involving the harvest, export, edit, creation, transformation, aggregation, reconciliation, or upload of data in a variety of systems, using commercial or locally developed tools.

Other Work/Responsibilities
Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Experience/Education
Bachelor’s degree and one year of experience in a library or in archives or records management; or High School diploma or equivalency and five years of experience in a library or in archives or records management; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Departmental Required Skills
Computing skills including familiarity across operating systems and fluency with all office applications
Ability to learn new systems, tools and skills independently
Attention to detail, time-management, and organizational skills
Very good written and oral communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective work relationships
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team
Strong problem-solving skills
Ability to work effectively in a high-volume, high-demand environment
Ability to meet high service standards in all interactions (in-person, by telephone, via e-mail or online)
Demonstrated ability to locate, analyze, and interpret data contained in complex online systems
Experience managing data with tools such as Excel or Access
Ability to interpret and apply complex rules for description and access
Ability to interpret and explain a wide variety of policies and procedures, varying from basic to complex, to internal customers
Ability to work with multiple, complex systems
Understanding of the current information resource needs of clients in a college/university setting
Demonstrated interest in and understanding of organization of information
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
Bachelor’s degree
Experience with data cleaning, transforming, extracting or integrating
Knowledge of a scripting language such as JavaScript, R, Python, SQL or similar language
Experience using an integrated library system
Experience or training with web-based technologies such as Drupal or other web publishing or content management platforms.
Required License or Certification

Special Instructions
Along with your application, please attach your resume, cover letter and contact information for 3 professional references.

When completing your application, please make sure the work history matches what is listed on your resume.

Job Open Date 04/19/2019
Must Be Open Until- (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.) 04/26/2019
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date
Alternate Option
If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

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