The Smithsonian Institution Libraries is currently looking
for a Serials and Electronic Journals Coordinator. The position is
located in downtown Washington, DC. Interested applicants must apply
online via USA Jobs. The
announcement number is 11R-RM-297110-DEU-SIL; here’s a direct link to the
and Electronic Journals Coordinator.
and Electronic Journals Coordinator works closely with Acquisitions and Reader Services
staff to provide integrated and efficient workflows for serials. The
incumbent serves as the primary serials cataloger, creating original cataloging
records and adapting complex copy cataloging records, and coordinates serials
maintenance and serials metadata management in SIL. The Librarian
provides direct support for the local electronic resource management system,
and helps SIL discover and implement additional tools for managing and
delivering electronic resources.
incumbent reports to the Supervisory Technical Services Librarian within the
Technical Services Division and supervises (3) library technicians in the
- Responsible for serial records in SIRIS.
Oversees the creation and maintenance of serials holdings records.
Manages the transfer and withdrawal of serial volumes. Supervises
and trains two library technicians who perform periodicals check-in.
- Responsible for the copy and original cataloging
of serial materials in English and foreign languages; as needed, will
catalog monographs and other research materials. Creates MARC
authority records. Contributes authority records to the LC/NACO
- Partners with the Acquisitions Librarian and
branch staff to manage the ordering and payment activity for
serials. Works with colleagues to integrate acquisitions and pricing
data with bibliographic data. Supervises one library technician who
orders subscriptions and processes vendor invoices.
- Collaborates with SIL staff on the access and
cataloging of electronic journals and resources. Participates in the
development and maintenance of SIL’s web-based E-Resource Management
System. Monitors trends in e-resource management and recommends changes to
existing tools and workflows as appropriate. Manages the integration and
quality control of any vendor-supplied serial records with the
- Collaborates with Digital Services staff to
provide support for electronic and digital collections, including
Smithsonian Research Online (SRO), SI’s digital repository, and
other various image and resource collections. Provides metadata
advice and expertise for digital collections and projects.
- Works with SIL colleagues to support Interlibrary
Loan activities as needed.
- Provides documentation, training and quality
control for work performed by contract staff involving serials.
- Participates in library committees, task forces,
and special projects.
- Maintains current awareness of national and
international trends and developments affecting the cataloging of
continuing resources. Attends professional meetings and workshops to
monitor changes in standards and practices for the management of print and
- Ability to supervise a diverse staff.
- Skill with automated check-in systems and serials
- Knowledge of MARC cataloging on OCLC and in an
Integrated Library System (ILS) according to current national cataloging
standards, principles, and practices, in addition to non-MARC cataloging
- Knowledge of reading at least one language other
than English with good proficiency and a working knowledge of other
foreign languages sufficient for cataloging and maintenance of serials and
- Ability to manage print and electronic
subscriptions, along with disseminating pricing and availability data.
- Knowledge of current activities and trends in the
description and management of electronic collections, journals and
resources: aggregators, discovery systems, the ANSI/NISO OpenURL framework
standard, link resolver software and services, and other initiatives that
provide and enhance access.
- Skill with standard desktop applications such as
MS Word, Excel, and MS Access.
- Ability with written and oral communication
skills as shown by written communication, reports, proposals,
publications, or public presentations.
Technical Services Supervisor
Smithsonian Institution Libraries
10th St. and Constitution, NW
Natural History Bldg, Room #2116, MRC 154
Washington, DC 20013
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