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Job Posting: Technical Services August 26, 2007

Posted by L Wolfe in Job Stuff.

An international law firm with 16 offices worldwide has an immediate opening for a Manager of Technical Services in their St. Louis office. 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 Firm wide technical services functions. Must be a team player with a solid service commitment, and able to deal professionally and communicate clearly and concisely with both internal and external clients on all levels.

THE POSITION: Oversee all aspects of technical services functions, which include providing direction to the Library Database Coordinator and Collection Management Librarian.   Classify all library holdings using the LC Classification system.  Catalog all library holdings firm wide, utilizing OCLC bibliographic records when possible, and create original Inmagic records when necessary.   Perform original and copy cataloging for all firm libraries and ensure data integrity of the catalog.   Convert OCLC records to a format compatible with the Inmagic Catalog by use of the MARC Transformer.   Improve the consistency of data entry in the Inmagic Catalog database.   Maintain cataloging statistics.  Edit or withdraw existing Inmagic Catalog records in response to requests from library staff members in offices firm wide.   Establish consistent technical services policies both in St. Louis and Firm wide when necessary and leads and facilitates continuous improvement of procedures, workflow, policies and technical services operations, reshaping where appropriate.   Continue and extend an existing project to create subject and name authority files for use in conjunction with the Inmagic Catalog.   Train users on the most efficient way to use the public access catalog.   Perform other special projects as needed.


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

Job Code   RN-01                 
(resumes in Word preferred)
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For further details on this job, to send your resume, or to make a referral:
Contact:  Sarah Warner             212 / 869-3348 
Superior Staffing for Librarians and
Other Information Professionals
25 W 43rd Street, NY NY 10036   



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