Technical Services Librarian — Full Time


Covenant Theological Seminary

Job Summary: 

The J. Oliver Buswell Jr. Library at Covenant Theological Seminary is seeking a service-oriented and collaborative professional to serve as full-time Technical Services Librarian.

Start date: July 1, 2019 but library does have some flexibility. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform original descriptive and subject cataloging for library materials in a variety of formats, including print books, e-books, serials, audio, video, etc., using current cataloging standards (i.e., RDA and MARC) and Library of Congress subject classification.
  • Perform copy cataloging utilizing the SkyRiver bibliographic utility and enhance records as needed to maintain high metadata quality standards.
  • Create item records and assign Library of Congress call numbers.
  • Maintain authority control.
  • Formulate, implement, and optimize technical services policies and procedures in coordination with other library staff.
  • Oversee interlibrary borrowing and lending activity through WorldShare ILL.
  • Assist in aspects of collection development such as collection analysis, preservation, and de-selection.
  • Supervise staff for acquisitions, materials processing, preservation, and interlibrary resource sharing.
  • Help maintain a welcoming and professional environment.

Required Qualifications

  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited school.
  • A strong working knowledge of RDA, MARC, and Library of Congress classification.
  • Ability to build and sustain effective interpersonal relationships with library staff, students, and faculty.
  • Analytical, organizational, and time management skills, and ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Proficiency with personal computers, the Internet, and library-related applications. Working knowledge of standard office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Capacity to adapt to a changing environment and to respond effectively to new needs and priorities.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in an academic library, especially a theological library.
  • Prior experience in technical services.
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces, Inc.’s Sierra ILS.

To Apply

Qualified applicants should send a resume and cover letter by March 15, 2019 to