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Library & Archives
Temporary Position - Project Librarian For Continuing Resources
Responsibilities
  As the shared center of intellectual inquiry at Wheaton College, Buswell Library’s mission is to build, preserve, and promote the use of physical and virtual academic resources; foster skilled and confident users of these resources; and promote community on the Wheaton campus.

The Resource Description & Digital Initiatives (RDDI) Group mission is to facilitate user discovery of and access to library resources. The group is active in these areas:

Cataloging & Metadata - to efficiently create and facilitate the means by which users can discover and access library resources
Preservation - to extend the life of library resources
Digital Initiatives - to advance the discovery and use of library resources via digital innovations
 
Duties
  1.  In the context of teamwork and mutual support, and reporting to the Group Leader for RDDI, the Project Librarian for Continuing Resources advances the above-stated missions as follows:
  a.  Manages all aspects of ensuring timely access to continuing resources in all formats, including their receipt and cataloging/metadata, using such platforms as SFX, Voyager, CORAL (an open source ERM), and OCLC’s WorldShare Management System Collection Manager.
  b.  Supervises the E-Resources and Serials Associate.
  c.  Coordinates day-to-day troubleshooting of continuing resources access issues using RT by Best Practical (an open source helpdesk ticketing system).
  d.  Provides expertise to the Collections Team in the selection and evaluation of continuing resources.
  e.  Contributes actively to group objectives and priorities.
  f.  Contributes actively to library-wide mission, plans, and objectives.
  g.  May participate in cross-functional library teams.
  2.  Perform other duties as assigned.
   
Qualifications
  1.  Strong commitment to teamwork and collegial relationships, excellent communication skills, and personal flexibility. Engages in outcomes-focused thinking. Desires to continually learn and grow. Committed to modeling these qualities to all library faculty/staff.
  2.  M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent.
  3.  Broad interests and intellectual curiosity; commitment to the academic success of faculty and students.
  4.  Aptitude, training, and skill in cataloging and metadata. Knowledge of emerging cataloging trends and technologies. Ability to thrive in a technologically focused position.
  5.  Understanding of and interest in broad issues in library discovery platforms, e-resources access and troubleshooting, content providers and publishers, and scholarly communications.
   

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