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					                                                                          UMBC
                                                                          AN HONORS UNIVERSITY IN MARYLAND
         POSITION DESCRIPTION
                                                                          Department of Human Resources
                                                                          530 Administration Building
                                                                          1000 Hilltop Circle
                                                                          Baltimore, Maryland 21250
SECTION I: IDENTIFYING INFORMATION                                        410-455-2337


Position Number: 10000873 Current Incumbent: Tiffany Wilson
If Vacant, Previous Incumbent:
Department: Library
Division: Academic Affairs
Campus Location: Library
Current Classification Title: Librarian I
Internal Title (if different):
Position Status:        Regular Funded          Grant Funded          Contingent II
Overtime Status:        Exempt           Non-Exempt
Schedule:                Full-Time         Part-Time (percent employed            %)
Shift:                   Day        Evening         Night        Rotating
Collective Bargaining Status:            Eligible       Ineligible
SECTION II: MAIN PURPOSE OF POSITION
Please summarize the general nature and purpose of the position briefly below. Describe in
concise terms how the position relates to the mission of the department.
Performs original and complex copy cataloging for electronic resources and nonprint materials
held or licensed by the library. Provides leadership by participating in evaluating processes
relating to electronic resource acquisitions, cataloging, and user discovery. As needed
supervises and trains staff. Participates in management of the Technical Services
Department.

SECTION III: DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES
Please describe in detail the duties assigned to the position and indicate the approximate
percentage of time each is performed in the course of a typical month. Begin each statement
with a verb (e.g., types, composes, develops) and be specific in explaining what is done and how.

% of Time     Duties

25%           Performs original and complex copy cataloging of electronic resources, including
              ejournals, ebooks, and other eresource collections
20%           Edits and oversees maintenance of eresource catalog records; resolves
              problems as they are referred by library staff and users.
10%           Assists with work in e-resource access and maintenance in link resolvers and
              other systems.
10%           Works with other Library Faculty members to develop strategies relating to
              electronic resource acquisitions, cataloging, and user discovery. Explore issues
              related to the role of the online catalog in providing seamless access to in-house
              and external resources.
10%           Performs original and complex cataloging for traditional non-print media
              materials.
10%           Provides leadership for coordinating local cataloging practices with developing
              national standards.
5%            As needed, supervises and trains staff and student assistants; develops and
              documents new procedures, updates existing guidelines and procedures as
10%           needed.
              Other special projects and duties as assigned.

SECTION IV: DECISIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
Please describe the major decisions and recommendations made by this position in carrying out
its assigned job duties.
Local cataloging practice decisions and vendor negotiations for commercially available
cataloging records.
SECTION V: CONTACTS
Please list the persons or organizations with whom this position will have contact (both internal
and external to UMBC), and the nature and frequency of such contacts.
Daily contact with Library Faculty and staff; Routine contact with Librarians at USMAI
Libraries by participating in various library related task groups and committees; Contacts with
external cataloging communities; Contacts with vendors for commercially available
cataloging records.

SECTION VI: PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS
Please list any unusual physical requirements of this position, such as lifting (specify pounds),
stooping, crawling, bending, running, or long periods of standing/walking.

Must have vision sufficient to read print materials and VDT displays. Must have manual
dexterity sufficient to input data/commands by computer keyboard and mouse and to operate
equipment for playback of materials in a variety of formats.
SECTION VII: EQUIPMENT USED
Please list the equipment that this position will employ in the performance of its duties. Include
machines, tools, and chemicals, if applicable.
Standard computing equipment, fax, photocopier

SECTION VIII: SUPERVISION EXERCISED
Please list below those employees that this position will directly supervise or lead in the
performance of its duties. Include vacant positions as well. Note:
 A supervisor assigns and reviews the work of the subordinate, provides training and
   motivation, signs timesheets and leave requests, conducts and signs performance appraisals,
   and issues discipline/counseling if necessary.
 A lead worker assigns and reviews the work of the subordinate and provides
   training/motivation.
 Status refers to whether the position is regular, contingent II, contingent I, or student.
           Name                           Job Title               Supervise/Lead          Status

* Please expand table or attach additional sheets as needed

SECTION IX: EMPLOYEE REQUIREMENTS
Please list the minimum requirements necessary to perform the duties of this position in the
following areas:
Education (describe specific types of degrees, if applicable):

Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year college or university.
Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or program.
Knowledge of AACR2r, LCSH, LC Classification, and MARC21 formats; Demonstrated
knowledge of cataloging electronic and digital resources and a wide variety of nonprint
formats; Knowledge of integrated library systems, preferably ExLibris; Knowledge of open
URL link resolvers, preferably SFX; Excellent communication and interpersonal relations
skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment;
Demonstrated ability to supervise staff and student assistants; Demonstrated ability to
develop and document procedures.
Experience (describe type of experience and number of years):


Licenses/Certifications:
N/A

SECTION X: SIGNATURES
The signatures below indicate that the employee has received and read this document, and that
the supervisors certify the accuracy of its contents.
                          Name                        Title                   Signature            Date

Employee          Tiffany Wilson            Librarian I
Immediate         Lynda Aldana              Head of Technical
Supervisor                                  Services
Department Lynda Aldana                     Head of Technical
Head                                        Services
Division          Larry Wilt                Director of Library
Head
9/3/03, reformatted 12/20/07
Faculty Status revision 8/22/05, 8/9/10
Revised, 6/24/10, 7/21/10
Incumbant update: 2/4/11
Reformatted 6/25/10
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