Serials & Metadata Specialist, KNF&T, Boston, MA

An employee oriented Boston based law firm has a need for a Serials and Metadata Specialist for the Library Services Department. In this role, you will report to the Director of Library Services and will be responsible for managing the acquisition, access, maintenance, and preservation of continuing resources in all formats. You will implement and monitor all library systems and technologies related to the bibliographic control and preservation of continuing titles. Apply today!

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Responsibilities for the Serials and Metadata Specialist:

  • Implement and administer the library management system
  • Manage, coordinate, and maintain all modules used by the library, and implement new products and services
  • Maintain library website, coordinate website development, implement and create new web services and applications, and continue the integration of library website and the online catalog
  • Maintain and troubleshoot other library systems, software, and services--e. g., Bloomberg Law
  • Assist IT with the implementation and rollout of new resources; edit and curate library page, research links, and practice area pages on Intranet
  • Participate in continuing electronic resources management, including 1) identifying materials as they migrate from print to electronic format, and 2) resolving problems relating to complex electronic serials and databases
  • Monitor and evaluate technological innovations and makes recommendations regarding the library's adoption of these innovations and its use of technology
  • Prepare orientation materials for new and lateral hires, including lawyers, paralegals, and administrative staff. Ensures that all print and electronic services are active and delivered by the new hires' start dates
  • Order, process, and distribute office print resources and oversees all aspects of attorney desk book cycle
  • Maintain subscription lists and desk book copy records by adding appropriate item records to the integrated library system
  • Research and resolve vendor issues associated with incorrect shipments and lapsed subscriptions
  • Claim missing and delayed shipments when needed
  • Participate in professional associations for personal development
  • Participate in library-wide work, projects, and problem solving, as assigned
  • Act as backup to the Research Services department

Requirements for the Serials and Metadata Specialist:

  • Master's degree in library or information science from an accredited program required
  • Experience with automated serials control, electronic resource management systems, library knowledge bases, discovery tools, OCLC, Library of Congress classification schedules, AACR2, RDA, and MARC
  • Knowledge of, or experience with, digital archive solutions such as LOCKSS and Portico
  • Proficiency in the use of ILS applications, preferably experience in implementing one
  • Technology savvy with a strong knowledge working with Microsoft Office
  • Strong organizational skills with great attention to detail
  • Strong multi-tasking and prioritizing skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with a customer service focus
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without sponsorship

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