Technical Services Librarian
The Technical Services Librarian works in support of Williamsburg Regional Library’s Strategic Plan and all other official institutional directives. WRL offers a collaborative and collegial workplace with an emphasis on always adapting to meet the changing needs of our users. The library is committed to cultivating an inclusive environment and strongly encourages people from all backgrounds to apply for this opportunity.
• Organizes Technical Services activities in at least one of the following areas: cataloging, acquisitions, serials administration and authority record control.
• Researches, implements and evaluates comprehensive programs and technological advancements to update and modernize technical services procedures that include bibliographic control and integrated library systems (ILS).
• Dependent on area assigned:
o Searches and claims bibliographic records on the shared cataloging database (OCLC) for entry into the local system; creates bibliographic records as necessary; edits bibliographic records; assigns Library of Congress (LC) subject headings and call numbers.
o Coordinates materials purchasing, including placing orders using appropriate funding stream; manages and tracks budgets.
o Edits and verifies holdings information including call number, collection code, item type and list price for each; resolves complex cataloging problems by applying knowledge of cataloging rules and their interpretations to maintain MARC standards, local practices and requirements for subject cataloging and Dewey Decimal classification; applies specialized knowledge to catalog a variety of formats including serials, electronic resources, government documents and audiovisual materials; assists in processing materials.
o Coordinates database maintenance and authority control, including outsourcing of authority control and resolving complex problems with authority control; maintain accurate authority headings in the public access catalog, using LC online authority file.
• Participates in library-wide committees or projects.