Hunter Library at Western Carolina University seeks an enthusiastic, innovative, collaborative, and user-oriented librarian for the position of Web Development and User Experience Librarian. This librarian will research, develop, and assess enhancements to the library’s web presence. The person in this position will design new sites and applications to improve the user experience in discovering, finding, and accessing library content and services. Specific projects may include improving search functionality on the library homepage, developing virtual exhibits, supporting digital projects, or enhancing the user experience with existing services such as interlibrary loan, room reservation systems, chat reference, and course reserves. Projects will also likely include implementation of open source code created in other libraries, as well as integrating various APIs and third-party software. The Web Development and User Experience Librarian will also be assigned other digital library projects as the need arises. This position supervises one Technology Support Analyst and may also supervise student employees.
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The primary purpose of this position is coordinating the receipt of library materials for the Acquisitions unit, including cataloging books with LC copy. This includes: receiving and unpacking materials; verifying shipments; bibliographic record preparation; physical processing; withdrawing materials from the collection; and serving as a back-up for other acquisitions unit staff. Orders requested materials, processes serials and newspapers, and pays invoices when other staff are unavailable.
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The position performs cataloging of digital projects’ items using software such as CONTENTdm and ArchivesSpace. Creates access points (name, subject, and genre headings) using LC Name Authority File, LC Subject Headings List, Art and Architecture Thesaurus, RDA/LC PCC-PSS cataloging rules, and the guidelines established in the LC Subject Headings Manual. The position assists as needed with regular catalog database maintenance tasks related to authority and bibliographic record uploads and corrections in the Library’s Sierra ILS. Assists with other projects as determined by the Cataloging Unit’s workflow, for example, weeding and cataloging of print books. Occasionally provides instruction on internal procedures to others in the Cataloging Unit or Library. Occasionally writes drafts of procedures. Responsible for planning own day-to-day workflow and establishing own day-to-day priorities.
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