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Library Supervisor 1

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Library Supervisor 1
Job Category Staff & Executive - Libraries
Department Tech & Automated Services

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrating a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 67,000 students and 22,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Library Supervisor 1 for the Office of Technical and Automated Services. This position directs and provides resource description for monographs (print, microform, and electronic) in all languages (with the exception of East Asian languages) and all government documents (local, state, federal, international). These resources are cataloged for all libraries within Rutgers, including the medical libraries and RUOnline, the Rutgers online library of electronic resources. Among the key duties are the following:

• Coordinates large-scale database management projects, including retrospective conversion, and implement quality assurance for the library catalog and Rutgers’ holdings in OCLC WorldCat.
• Supervises the work of four full-time employees who provide resource description and participate in database management activities.
• Manages and participates in projects internal to the libraries, as well as collaborative projects within New Jersey and the Big Ten Academic Alliance. In consultation with the department head and other CTS supervisors, develops and implements cataloging and descriptive standards based on national initiatives.
• Provides outreach to libraries within Rutgers and is the point person for error reports, queries, and troubleshooting. Serves as the lead person for training and documentation related to OCLC Connexion.
• Coordinates database integrity initiatives and ensures quality assurance for the Library Catalog and Rutgers’ holdings in WorldCat.
• Coordinates the training, documentation and migration to new releases of OCLC products for resource description and sharing. Serves as the Libraries’ contact person for questions and troubleshooting with OCLC.
• Participates/manages large-scale projects related to cataloging and database management and represents CTS to committees and organizations as requested.
• Oversees end processing, including the development of custom bookplates.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift Day
FLSA Exempt
Grade 05
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 53974.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 68317.500
Annual Maximum Salary 82661.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description Admin Assembly (MPSC)
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience that demonstrates knowledge, understanding, and competency in library science/library operations including circulation, classification, original and copy cataloging and bibliographic systems, formats, rules, guidelines and standards.
• Minimum of two years’ experience working in the cataloging field of library technical services

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Familiarity with acquisitions processes
• Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
• Thorough knowledge of RDA and AACR2
• Thorough knowledge of MARC bibliographic and authority format
• Cataloging experience using OCLC Connexion
• Ability to provide original cataloging treatment for books and government documents
• Thorough knowledge of Library of Congress Classification and National Library of Medicine Classification
• Thorough knowledge of Library of Congress Subject Headings
• Working knowledge of SuDocs classification and MeSH subject headings
• Working knowledge of at least one Western language or romance language
• Familiarity with discovery tools
• Minimum two-years of supervisory experience, including writing and administering performance appraisals

Preferred Qualifications

• Five years’ experience working in technical services.
• Experience in an academic library setting.
• Experience with collecting statistical data and preparing reports.
• Experience with a discovery tool, such as EDS or Summon
• Experience with a major ILS vendor and products

Equipment Utilized

OCLC Connexion
• Sirsi WorkFlows
• VuFind
• Microsoft suite of products, specifically Word, Excel, and Office 365
• Google Documents

Physical Demands and Work Environment

• May handle books that are old and may be dusty.

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST1678
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Location Details

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

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Applicant Documents

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of References
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