Assistant Professor Term (Open Rank) - Technical Services Librarian

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

Job posting number: #7257036 (Ref:R104842)

Posted: June 22, 2024

Job Description

Department:

Location:

Belknap Campus

Time Type:

Full time

Worker Type:

Regular Term (Fixed Term)

Job Req ID:

R104842

Position Description:

The University of Louisville seeks an energetic, service-oriented librarian who is skilled and interested in technical services in an academic library. Reporting to the Head, Technical Services and Collection Development (Print) in Ekstrom Library, the position is responsible for cataloging materials in all formats for the Ekstrom, Art, and Archives and Special Collections Libraries according to national and local standards. The position manages the University of Louisville’s collection of digital objects in the Internet Archive.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Perform original and copy cataloging for library materials in all formats, including books, CDs, films, serials, e-books, or other documents.

  • Apply cataloging standards including Resource Description and Access (RDA), Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, Library of Congress subject heading policies, Library of Congress Classification and OCLC MARC.

  • Utilize and assist with updating and maintaining technical services cataloging procedures.

  • Manage the University of Louisville’s digital collection in the Internet Archive including the selection, scanning, input, and cataloging of materials.

  • Transfer materials to UofL Libraries’ storage facilities.

  • Work within a team environment in support of departmental projects and the University Libraries’ strategic plan. 

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution.

  • Copy cataloging experience beyond classwork.

  • Familiarity with standard tools such as RDA and/or AACR2.

  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with LCSH and LC Classification.

  • Experience using an integrated library system, preferably OCLC Worldshare Management System.

  • Experience with Internet Archive, including scanning, uploading, and cataloging materials.

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and build strong relationships with colleagues, students, faculty, and researchers.

  • Potential to meet the University of Louisville Libraries’ promotion requirements.

Additional Information:

This is a twelve-month, non-tenure track faculty position at the rank of Instructor (Term) or Assistant Professor (Term). The minimum starting salary range is $47,000 per year. Entry rank and salary are negotiated at the time of offer and are dependent on the experience, professional achievement and assigned rank of the successful candidateThe successful candidate will receive a comprehensive benefits package, an annual vacation of 22 working days, and support for professional development.  Promotion requires demonstration of scholarship and other criteria.

University of Louisville Libraries are sincerely committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion. For more information, please see the Libraries' Diversity and Inclusion website, the Office of Diversity & Equity, and the University of Louisville Reaffirmation of Commitment to Equal Educational & Employment Opportunity. We are a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL) and participate in the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance, which unites academic libraries committed to increasing the hiring pipeline of qualified and talented individuals from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups.

The University of Louisville is a Carnegie Research/High university and recipient of the Carnegie Community Engagement classification for Curricular Engagement & Outreach and Partnerships. The University has a national reputation for its high-quality undergraduate program; over twenty nationally recognized research, graduate, and professional programs; 23,000 graduate and undergraduate students; and a strong commitment to the community in which it resides. UofL is in the state’s largest urban area.

Most notably recognized for Muhammad Ali, the Louisville Slugger, and the Kentucky Derby, Louisville is a compassionate, progressive home to nearly 1 million people from around the world. The richness of its history and the diversity of its communities make Louisville an ideal place to live, work, and play. Louisville offers hospitality, originality, and smaller-city advantages like shorter commutes and lower cost of living, alongside major city amenities like world-class performing arts, great sports, incredible dining, a nationally ranked public school system, and a nationally acclaimed parks system. Centrally located on the banks of the Ohio River and Interstate highways I-65, I-71, and I-64, Louisville is merely hours away from major cities like Chicago, Nashville, St. Louis, and Atlanta; however, there is no need to travel far with iconic attractions and unique experiences only Louisville can offer.

Applications received by July 22, 2024, are given full consideration in the initial screening. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. Submit AS ONE PDF a letter of interest detailing your familiarity, aptitude, and/or experience with the position qualifications; CV/resume; and name, address, phone number, and e-mail address of three references via the online application at UofL's Workday Career site.

If you have questions or would like assistance with the application process, please contact: Tyler Goldberg, Professor and Head, Technical Services and Collection Development (Print), Ekstrom Library, University of Louisville, KY, 40292 (tyler.goldberg@louisville.edu)

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at employment@louisville.edu or 502.852.6258.

Assistance and Accommodations

Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 215 Central Avenue, Ste 205 - Louisville, Kentucky 40208.

If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, please contact us by email at employment@louisville.edu or by phone 502-852-6258.



Equal Employment Opportunity The University of Louisville is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy, or veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact the Employment team at [email protected] or 502.852.6258. Assistance and Accommodations Computers are available for application submission at the Human Resources Department located at 215 Central Avenue, Ste 205 - Louisville, Kentucky 40208. If you require assistance or accommodation with our online application process, please contact us by email at [email protected] or by phone 502-852-6258. About the University of Louisville In 2023, the University of Louisville celebrates its quasquibicentennial, the 225th anniversary of the 1798 beginnings of higher education in Louisville. One of the nation’s first city-owned, public universities, UofL today is a vital ecosystem that creates thriving futures for students, our community and society. As one of only 79 universities in the United States to earn recognition by the Carnegie Foundation as both a Research 1 and a Community Engaged university, we impact lives in areas of student success and research and innovation, while our dynamic connection with our local and global communities provides unparalleled opportunities for students and citizens both. The university serves as an engine that powers Metro Louisville and the commonwealth and as a classroom for UofL’s more than 23,000 students, who benefit from partnerships with top employers and a wide range of community service opportunities. To learn more, visit louisville.edu. The University of Louisville is a public university in Louisville, Kentucky. It is a member of the Kentucky state university system.


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Job posting number:#7257036 (Ref:R104842)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:University of Louisville
Louisville,Kentucky
United States
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