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Technical Services Librarian, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science, Boston, MA


Reporting to the Associate Director of Libraries, the Technical Services Librarian participates in ordering, processing, and cataloging all resources including print and electronic resources, thesis/dissertations, and documents included in the Institutional Repository. Serves as primary cataloger for all resources. Assists with the development and administration of the Institutional Repository and University Archives by providing metadata and records management, policy and procurement. This position provides expertise and training on all modules of the library information system (ILS) that is managed by the Fenway Library Organization and will assume a primary role in working to migrate to the FOLIO ILS. As a small unit, the Technical Services Librarian is a hands-on position and will assist in the day-to-day operations of related services, as needed.This is a non-teaching faculty position with the rank of Assistant Professor.

• Participates in ordering, processing, and cataloging all resources
• Serves as primary cataloger
• Provides metadata and records management for the Institutional Repository
• Provides expertise and training on all modules of the library information system (ILS)
• Works with the Associate Director to evaluate current approaches to organization and performance of technical services, to update and streamline policies and procedures, and document processes.
• Works with the Associate Director and the Electronic Resources Librarian on collection development and management
• Serve on local and regional committees related to technical services
• Participate in library-wide projects, meetings and committees, strategic planning and other activities
• Supports incorporation of diversity, equity and inclusion into the curriculum, as well as co-curricular experiences, to broaden the education of students and expand their knowledge of health disparities.
• Maintain advanced knowledge in discipline and areas of expertise.
• Additional responsibilities may be assigned by the supervisor.


• Master’s in library sciences, or the equivalent
• Minimum of two years of work experience in an academic library
• Familiarity with library information systems is required
• Cataloging experience is required
• Excellent organizational and communication skills
• Must be able to work independently and effectively interact with a wide array of parties at all levels of the university community
• Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and deadlines
• Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working and learning environment

Physical Requirements:

The person in this position is expected to move between offices and patron areas of the library, and use a computer and keyboard.  It is preferred that they are able to lift books and other items.

Please attach a cover letter and a curriculum vitae/resume. Finalist candidate(s) for this position will be subject to reference checks and a pre-employment background check as a condition of employment.