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Technical Services Librarian (LAW030, 748)

University Mission:  Concordia is a Christian university preparing leaders for the transformation of society. 

This mission further embodies the core themes of servant leadership, rigor and Lutheran.  The Concordia University School of Law integrates faith, learning, and civic engagement in the search for truth, social justice and informed voice of reason.

Position Title

Technical Services Librarian


Concordia University School of Law / Library

Reports To

Law Library Director (FAC093)

FLSA Status


Position Number


Salary Grade

Grade 6

Primary Work Location

Concordia University School of Law / onsite Boise campus

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday, approximately 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

Employee Class

33 – Staff, Full-time, Exempt

EEO Classification




Last Updated

February 2019


Position Summary

The Technical Services Librarian is primarily responsible for overseeing all technical services functions in the George R. White Law Library, including discovery systems, serials, acquisitions, ILL, budget processing, and electronic resource management. The Technical Services Librarian also coordinates services with the CU main campus library involving the processing of law library materials, access to electronic resources, and updating law faculty scholarship on the CU Digital Commons.



Concordia University reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion in order to further the Lutheran objectives of the University and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Perform system management of the integrated library system, Ex Libris Alma, and configuration and maintenance of the discovery layer, Ex Libris Primo.

Oversee the management of the library’s print and electronic resources, including but not limited to:

· Manages catalog data and catalog services; ensures compliance with national and local cataloging standards and practices

· Performs acquisition and on-going maintenance of both print and electronic resources.

· Investigates the purchase and lease of electronic resources from vendors. Establishes trials of databases.

· Performs other electronic resource management tasks, including access and link resolver management, batch loading of MARC records, usage tracking, license management, and EzProxy server maintenance.

Serves as primary vendor and publisher liaison.

Processes or supervises processing of invoices and works closely with library director on budgeting.

Assists students and faculty in obtaining Inter-Library Loan materials

Oversees updating of faculty scholarship and Concordia Law Review in CU Digital Commons

Trains and manages library assistants and student workers as required.

Advises director on a variety of library policies and procedures.

Contributes to statistics and departmental reports.

Serves as a library liaison to faculty.

Assists in public services roles, such as circulation, reference, and research. Familiarity with LibApps, including but not limited to LibGuides, LibCal.

Participates in appropriate professional development activities, including attending educational conferences.


Work Contacts

The position requires interaction with the students, staff, faculty, and administrators on a daily basis and contact with external constituents such as vendors.


Scope of Work

Work is delegated by department administrator and supports the daily operations of the law library at the School of Law. Work requires knowledge of institution and department policies and practices. May initiate actions in support of departmental operations.


Working Conditions

Work is generally performed in an office or library environment.


Minimum Physical Requirements

Tolerance to prolonged positioning including sitting and standing.

Able to use technology and administrative software.

Able to use computer hardware and peripherals as well as low technology office equipment including copiers and scanners.

Able to communicate effectively in person, electronically, and via telephone.

Tolerance to repetitive motions including keyboarding and filing.

Able to lift, pull, grasp, stoop and reach within an office and library environment.

Able to lift and carry 5-10 pounds on occasional basis.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited school or equivalent required; additional J.D. (or equivalent) preferred.

Experience working in an academic, research, or law library technical services department. 2+ years of experience preferred.

Knowledge of concepts, principles, and practice in library technical services.

Knowledge or experience with metadata standards, bibliographic data, and cataloging standards.

Knowledge of and experience with bibliographic utilities and integrated library systems (preferably Ex Libris).


Minimum Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

Ability to identify, troubleshoot, resolve, and test issues and problems with complex systems integrations.

Knowledge of OCLC Connexion, Ex Libris Alma and Primo, and MarcEdit.

Current knowledge of various cataloging standards and experience with copy and original cataloging.

Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills in working with diverse students, faculty, and staff.

Familiarity with LibApps such as LibGuides or LibCal.

Strong attention to detail and organization skills.

Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.

Ability to work independently and work well with others while displaying a professional attitude and respect at all times


Post-Offer, Pre-Employment Screening Requirements

Able to successfully pass a criminal background check


Attitude and Demeanor of all Concordia University Employees

Publicly support the mission of Concordia University.

Communicate effectively with warmth, sensitivity, and understanding as s/he deals with administrative colleagues, teachers, students, parents, faculty, college personnel and program associates.

Work as a team member in a professional environment.

Possess a “service attitude” (willingness to be flexible to meet the demands of the college and/or department)

Have a professional physical appearance (appropriate clothing, hygiene, etc.)