Since 1971, the National Center for State Courts is the private, non-profit organization state courts turn to for authoritative knowledge and information, because its efforts are directly guided by collaborative work with the Conference of Chief Justices, the Conference of State Court Administrators, and other associations of judicial leaders. All of NCSC's services – research, information, education, consulting – are focused on helping courts plan, make decisions, and implement improvements that save time and money, while ensuring judicial administration that supports fair and impartial decision-making.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
How you'll contribute: The Librarian is responsible for coordinating library operations that include acquisitions, serials, cataloging, circulation/ILL, systems administration, and library education and training for a specialized library focused on court administration.
The specific duties of this position include but are not limited to the following:
Managing library operations and budget; setting goals, priorities, and strategic direction for the library that align with the overall mission and priorities of the NCSC,
Developing policy and procedures related to Library operations and preparing usage reports,
Evaluating policies pertaining to library collection development and decision making with respect to selecting titles for the collection,
Maintaining the SirsiDynix Symphony Library Management System; interacting with the vendor to ensure effective functionality and uninterrupted services;
Cataloging a wide variety of content and making recommendations for titles to be digitized,
Maintaining the library's web content and creating new content as appropriate,
Participating in departmental and organization-wide training and meetings; maintaining current professional knowledge and competencies,
Providing reference services to NCSC staff using the library's collection, library network, and online databases.
What you will bring: To be considered for this position applicants must possess the following qualification:
Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution,
Knowledge of library systems, trends, and emerging technology; ability to incorporate new ideas and processes into research methods and shared services; ability to troubleshoot and come up with solutions,
Knowledge of Library of Congress subject headings and general cataloging standards and rules,
Experience working with web content management. Familiarity with SirsiDynix or similar ILS is preferred. Familiarity with CONTENTdm or similar institutional repository or digital asset management system,
Minimum of three years' experience providing library reference and technical services; experience in a law library or a legal environment is preferred,
Knowledge of appropriate guidelines in applying rules of Anglo-American cataloging,
Considerable knowledge of on-line library systems (OCLC, RDA, LC classification and LCSH),
Some court knowledge and/or experience desirable,
Demonstrated ability to communicate in writing and verbally, and
Strong customer-focused orientation.
SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION: NCSC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/DISABILITY/VETERAN EMPLOYER To apply, go to our web page at: www.ncsc.org/jobs and click on NCSC domestic jobs. First time users will need to register before applying. Position closes on Monday, April 30th, 218 @ 5:00 pm Eastern Time.
Internal Number: LIBR-005
About National Center for State Courts
The National Center for State Courts is an independent, nonprofit court improvement organization founded at the urging of Chief Justice of the Supreme Court Warren E. Burger. He envisioned NCSC as a clearinghouse for research information and comparative data to support improvement in judicial administration in state courts.
Over twenty years ago, the Institute for Court Management merged with NCSC, adding an educational curriculum especially designed for court managers. In the early 1990s, an international division was formed to offer a similar array of research, consulting, education, and information services to strengthen the rules of law in countries around the world.
All of NCSC's services — research, information services, education, consulting — are focused on helping courts plan, make decisions, and implement improvements that save time and money, while ensuring judicial administration that supports fair and impartial decision-making.