Technical Services / Systems Librarian - Bard Graduate Center LibraryThe Bard Graduate Center offers MA and PhD programs in the history of the decorative and applied arts; cultural and design history; museum history and practice; and garden history and landscape design.
The library collection comprises approximately 40,000 volumes of monographs, rare books, auction catalogs and bound periodicals. The library subscribes to nearly 300 serials. The staff is made up of 4 professionals, 2 library assistants, and student employees. This position reports to the Chief Librarian.
- Original and copy cataloging of monographic and serial materials in all
formats and a variety of languages.
- Manages all aspects of technical services workflow and quality control,
supervising p/t catalogers and library assistants.
- Works with Chief Librarian to establish departmental policies and procedures,
as well as long-range planning.
- Coordinates the implementation and maintenance of new library software
- Troubleshoots general hardware and software problems.
- Responsible for local system administration of Innovative Interfaces Millennium
and RLIN21, including changing local settings and running reports.
- Liaise with IT department, Bard College and outside vendors regarding local
- Administer and maintain the Library’s web presence.
- Manages the library’s participation in the SCIPIO auction catalog database.
- Participate in reference services, bibliographic instruction, and staff
- Other duties as assigned.
Screening begins immediately, applications will be considered until the position is filled. Send letter of application, resume, with salary requirements and names of three references to: Heather Topcik, The Bard Graduate Center, 38 West 86th Street; New York, NY 10024 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- ALA-accredited MLS with at least 3 years of cataloging experience
- Thorough knowledge of cataloging principles and procedures including AACR2,
USMARC formats, LCSH, authority control, and LC classification.
- In-depth experience with an integrated library system (Innovative Interfaces
Millennium and RLIN21 preferred.
- Excellent computer skills including HTML, Dreamweaver, and database software.
Experience with networking preferred.
- Some reference experience required, as well as the willingness to participate
in bibliographic instruction.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with
a diverse community of colleagues and library users. Ability to work independently
and as part of a team.
- Working knowledge of 1 or more foreign languages (preferably Italian, French
- Background in art history, decorative arts, or garden history preferred.
The Bard Graduate Center is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity. AA/EOE.