The Technology Services Librarian will collaborate with digital media specialists and research librarians to explore implementing data retrieval solutions, including the adoption and maintenance of discovery systems to improve searchability and overall collection awareness for clients and personnel. Additionally, the Technology Services Librarian will also perform general technical services in the areas of acquisitions, cataloging, collection maintenance, and related services. This position reports to the Head of Technical Services. Duties will include the tasks listed below. Related duties may also be assigned to accommodate workload and library needs.
Create and manage metadata for digital collections.
Investigate and recommend discovery platform software and services.
Manage subscriptions and prepare orders for the purchase of materials for libraries and judges' chambers.
Catalog and classify print materials. Maintain the online catalog.
Serve as a liaison and resource for technical services within the federal court library program.
Use current awareness sources to notify research staff of new titles and databases for purchase.
Assist with receipt and processing of library materials for the headquarters library.
Resolve acquisition issues. Coordinate with vendors.
ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS.
Experience in library technical services.
Knowledge of integrated library systems (preferably SIRSIDynix).
Knowledge of current cataloging principles and best practices.
Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective and collegial working relationships.
A very strong attention to detail and data accuracy.
Knowledge of HTML and website maintenance experience a plus.
Internal Number: Reference No.: FY 19-12
About U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
The Second Circuit Library provides research services to over 200 circuit, district, magistrate, and bankruptcy judges, over 2,000 court staff, and also serves lawyers, self-represented litigants, and the general public. The Library currently employs 27 staff members circuit-wide and maintains six staffed branch libraries in New York, Connecticut, and Vermont. There are 20,000 titles in the full library collection, and a wide variety of legal and non-legal electronic resources.