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Job Posting from SLA May 17, 2007

Posted by L Wolfe in Job Stuff.

Bryan Cave LLP, an international law firm with 13 offices worldwide, has an immediate opening for a Manager of Technical Services in our St. Louis office.

Job Summary/Scope:
The Manager of Technical Services catalogs all library holdings for all offices utilizing the Inmagic library database and OCLC Connexion Client.  This position is responsible for the long term strategic planning of the Firmwide technical services functions.  The Database Coordinator and the Collection Management Librarian report to this position.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Classifies all library holdings using the LC Classification system.
  • Catalogs all library holdings firmwide, utilizing OCLC bibliographic records when possible, and creates original Inmagic records when necessary.
  • Performs original and copy cataloging for all firm libraries and ensures data integrity of the catalog.
  • Converts OCLC records to a format compatible with the Inmagic Catalog by use of the MARC Transformer.
  • Improves the consistency of data entry in the Inmagic Catalog database.
  • Maintains cataloging statistics.
  • Edits or withdraws existing Inmagic Catalog records in response to requests from library staff members in offices firmwide.
  • Oversees all aspects of technical services functions, which includes providing direction to the Library Database Coordinator and Collection Management Librarian.
  • Establishes consistent technical services policies both in St. Louis and Firmwide when necessary and leads and facilitates continuous improvement of procedures, workflow, policies and technical services operations, reshaping where appropriate.
  • Continues and extends an existing project to create subject and name authority files for use in conjunction with the Inmagic Catalog.
  • Trains users on the most efficient way to use the public access catalog.
  • Performs other special projects as needed.

Essential Job Specifications/Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Ability to deal professionally and communicate clearly and concisely with both internal and external clients on all levels.
  • Experience with OCLC and knowledge of MARC, AACR2R, LCSH, LC classification system and standard authority control procedures.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in standard PC applications and ability to quickly learn new technologies.
  • Proven project management skills with the ability to think outside of the box.
  • Proven ability to be highly motivated and work independently.
  • Ability to set priorities and focus on what is critical while being extremely detail oriented.
  • Ability to organize large amounts of materials and data, both electronic and hardcopy, for easy filing and retrieval.
  • Must be a team player with a solid service commitment.
  • Proven ability to remain flexible and positive in times of continuing change.
  • Ability to move up to ten (10) pounds relating to shelving of material, bend, stoop, climb small ladders and lift materials overhead.
  • Requires the ability to regularly report to work on the days and times scheduled.

NOTE:   Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Masters degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school.
  • Minimum three (3) years of technical services professional experience.
  • Minimum two years of supervisory/management experience.
  • Previous law firm experience a plus.

If interested, please contact:
Recruiting Analyst
Bryan Cave
211 North Broadway
St. Louis, MO  63102

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