Coordinator of Library Services – Technical Services

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Coordinator of Library Services – Technical Services








Department: Academic Affairs-Library Learning Commons


Locations: Fall River, MA


Posted: May 13, 2021


Closes: Open Until Filled


Type: Full Time


Position ID: 131046


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Bristol Community College (Bristol) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! Bristol is one of the largest employers in the South Coast region and is dedicated to fostering an inclusive environment with a rich diversity of beliefs, cultures, languages, abilities, and lifestyles. Committed to enriching its educational experience through a supportive community, Bristol actively encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply and achieve our vision to change the world by changing lives, learner by learner. Our employees work collaboratively across the college to ensure the practice of shared governance and transparency in helping to move the college towards comprehensive, innovative solutions, and to empower and meet the needs of our always evolving Bristol community. If you share a passion for helping a diverse student body succeed and enjoy a fast-paced, inclusive, and gratifying work environment, Bristol is the employer for you!


As a Commonwealth of Massachusetts employer, Bristol offers benefitted employees a comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including health, dental, life, long-term disability, retirement, flexible spending, and paid time off (vacation, personal, sick, and holiday pay). Tuition waiver discounts for Bristol and the Commonwealth’s public higher education institutions are available for benefitted positions and certain non-benefited positions. Non-benefited positions are eligible for a retirement fund, paid time off (sick pay), as well as savings plans (available to all non-student employees). More information can be found on our


Job Description:


POSITION TITLE: Coordinator of Library Services – Technical Services


DEPARTMENT: Library Learning Commons


REPORTS TO: Associate Dean, Library Learning Commons




The Coordinator of Library Services – Technical Services provides leadership and is responsible for, but not limited to, supporting the acquisition of resources and creating and managing records that provide bibliographic access to print and digital resources, including databases and open educational resources (OER) used by the Bristol community. The position provides collection development support for the print and online collection, including but not limited to vendor relations, database access via proxy server, and acquisitions. The Coordinator prepares original and copy cataloging records for materials in all formats and oversees the provision of additional copy cataloging and processing support. This position functions as the main technical contact for Bristol’s implementation of the integrated library system through the Higher Education Libraries of Massachusetts (HELM) consortium. Additionally, the position catalogs open educational resources and connects Bristol with the Massachusetts Community Colleges OER Hub and other OER repositories.




• Manage all aspects of cataloging and processing of materials, which may include but is not limited to:


• Oversee, coordinate, and perform original and copy cataloging using established cataloging standards for library materials in all formats, including but not limited to books, CDs, films, serials, e-books, or other documents.

• Provide original cataloging for items in special collections, which include the LusoCentro collection on Portuguese and Lusophone cultures and the Holocaust and Genocide Center collections.

• Oversee and manage physical processing of books and other print materials.

• Collaborate with the college’s Open Educational Resources (OER) committee to catalog resources used by Bristol faculty and to make Bristol-developed OERs accessible externally.

• Support Access Services Librarian to catalog and process assistive devices and information technology equipment.


• Manage all areas of collection development for print and non-print materials; for electronic resources, negotiate and maintain licenses with vendors/publishers/consortia, renewals, database trials, troubleshooting, and technical support for library operations.


• Monitor collection development and electronic resource fund expenditures; track expenditures against budget allocations; coordinate the acquisitions process.

• Manage proxy access to databases.

• Assist in the collection development process by adding or removing materials from the catalog and making recommendations for the inclusion and/or cancellation of databases and print/digital periodicals.

• Serve as the institutional liaison to organizations such as but not limited to Massachusetts Community Colleges OER Hub, other OER repositories, and the Technical Services Working Group of HELM.


• Provide institutional support.


• Serve as the technical point of contact for local integrated library system, currently a Koha implementation through the HELM consortium. [CL1] [WL2]

• Prepare data on library materials and resource use such as the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) survey, and others for external and internal reporting.

• Provide reference services in a face-to-face and electronic/remote environment as needed.

• Participate in the development of the budget and policies for the Library Learning Commons.

• Maintain active participation as a scholar, including familiarity with trends, practices, and resources related to technical services.

• Hire, supervise, develop, and lead LLC technical services support staff. Conduct regular performance evaluations to ensure continuous improvement and identify potential opportunities for growth. Work closely with Human Resources to develop staff capabilities and expectations.

• Promote and contribute to a positive and inclusive work environment that supports the professional growth of staff from a diverse range of backgrounds while fostering a commitment to service excellence.

• Focus on the Commonwealth’s Equity Agenda by applying related best practices throughout all job functions and work collaboratively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.


• Perform other duties as assigned, consistent with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.








NOTE: Unless otherwise noted, all required qualifications must be met by date of hire.


• Minimum of a Master’s degree in Library Science or closely related field.*

• Minimum of five (5) years of experience and/or training involving library operations, reference service, bibliographic instruction, circulation service, copy cataloging and library information systems.*

• * An equivalent combination of education, training, and experience shall be considered.

• Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft 365 applications.

• Demonstrated proficiency with cataloging standards, such as but not limited to Resource Description and Access (RDA), Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules (AACR2), Library of Congress subject Heading policies and classification rules, Library of Congress Authority Files, MARC Records management, and OCLC.

• Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Reliable transportation for travel to and from meetings, trainings, or campus and community locations as required.




• Demonstrated proficiency with Koha ILS (integrated library system), EZProxy, and/or Springshare products.

• Demonstrated experience with collection development and management.

• Demonstrated experience with metadata and digital librarianship.

• Demonstrated project management experience.

• Familiarity with OER resources.

• Intermediate reading proficiency in Portuguese.

• Academic background in Portuguese/Lusophone cultures or in holocaust or genocide studies.

• Ability to speak a language in addition to English.


Additional Information:


PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: The employee must meet the physical demands and work environment of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable those with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job.


POSITION STATUS: This is an MCCC/MTA, full time unit position with benefits.


SALARY: $64,615 – $74,077 Labor Grade – 6 – actual salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and in accordance with the MCCC/MTA Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Application Instructions:


TO APPLY: Please complete our online application by clicking on the “Apply” button. The position will be open to applicants until filled. Applications submitted within 30 calendar days of the posting date will receive priority consideration.




1) A completed Bristol Community College Employment Application.


2) A current resume/curriculum vitae.


3) A cover letter that demonstrates how your skills and experience meet the desired and required qualifications of the position (not limited in length).


All candidates must have legal authorization to work in the United States. Bristol Community College is an institution that does not sponsor work authorization.


A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted for all positions.


The college will independently verify education credentials as provided on the application. For certain positions that require a college degree, the hired candidate must supply official transcripts upon hire. Transcripts must include your name and degrees conferred.


Bristol Community College is an We value diversity and equity, and are committed to creating an all-inclusive community free from discrimination and harassment. Bristol believes that diversity, equity and inclusion among our community members is imperative to the success of our mission to serve our students well, and is the mainstay of our values.




Bristol Community College provides an accessible, innovative and inclusive education that prepares students to navigate and succeed in our ever-changing world.




Advancing a vibrant, diverse community through education, learner by learner.




Bristol Community College is a public community college accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE). Bristol has core values rooted in student success and lifelong learning. For more than 50 years, Bristol has served as a leading resource for education and economic development in the region. Bristol offers a rich variety of degree, certificate, and training programs along with flexible online offerings that lead to an associate degree, a career-ready certificate, or the ability to transfer to baccalaureate colleges throughout the state and country. Bristol’s Economic & Business Development area provides business solutions for organizations of all sizes and offers customized courses for individuals seeking educational and career pathways, including high school equivalency and English language proficiency programs. The college also strives to put the needs of learners first with support services and career advancement opportunities that lead to student success by reducing barriers to educational access.


Bristol Community College is nestled in charming Southeastern Massachusetts with locations in Attleboro, Fall River, New Bedford, and Taunton. Each location has something unique to offer from great restaurants in the city center of Attleboro, museums and arts in downtown New Bedford, the array of shopping and dining options in Taunton, to the beautiful suburban landscape at the Fall River campus. From city life to seaside, our locations are in close proximity to bustling metro areas such as Boston and Providence, and centrally located to the spectacular beaches and coastline of Cape Cod, Newport, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and Block Island.


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