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Special Collections Manager, San Antonio Public Library

  • 16 Nov 2017 3:49 PM
    Message # 5589995
    Melissa Gottwald (Administrator)

    City of San Antonio

    SPECIAL COLLECTIONS MANAGER


    Bargaining Unit: N/A - Not Applicable
    Class Code:
    2444
    CITY OF SAN ANTONIO


    JOB SUMMARY:

    Under general direction, is responsible for coordinating and/or
    providing guidance for all genealogy and local history activities
    (including public service, instruction, outreach, and exhibitions) for
    the Central Library and all branches. Exercises direct supervision over
    assigned staff.



    ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

    • Formulates goals, policies, plans, and procedures for areas of
      supervision.

    • Directs, coordinates, and schedules the activities and operations of
      assigned staff and areas of responsibility for multiple sites.

    • Manages the continued growth and development of digitization projects
      and implements new projects as they arise, including identifying and
      evaluating potential digitization projects.

    • Selects materials for digitization, resolves intellectual property and
      privacy issues, and oversees the scanning of materials and creation of
      descriptive metadata.

    • Ensures quality and consistency of digital records and metadata.

    • Determines means and methods for assessing production quality and tracks
      statistics and feedback.
    • Coordinates the acquisition of collections and interacts with
      potential donors of new collections.

    • Manages and/or coordinates, as appropriate, key funding opportunities
      and partnership. Networks with key partners regularly, representing the
      Library.

    • Ensures access to special collections through cataloging materials,
      collection management and security.

    • Monitors use and maintains quality of collection of library materials
      in the department, including recommending titles or subjects for
      purchase.

    • Participates in library committee work.

    • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS:

    • Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library
      Association (ALA) accredited university or Master's degree in History or
      a related field and certification with the Academy of Certified
      Archivists.

    • Four (4) years' experience as a professional librarian and/or direct
      experience in archival records, collection and researching historical
      records, or library systems.

    • One (1) year in a supervisory capacity.

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

    • Knowledge of professional and public library theories, issues,
      practices and trends including familiarity with copyright as it relates
      to digitization of cultural heritage materials.

    • Knowledge of Texas History and Genealogy.

    • Knowledge of book and media publishing industry trends, issues, and
      practice including digitization of materials.

    • Knowledge of digitization systems, standards, and technology.

    • Knowledge of public service in an urban setting.

    • Knowledge of all systems used in public libraries (AACR2, LC subject
      headings, Dewey decimal system, MARC formats, and the OCLC bibliographic
      utility).

    • Knowledge of management techniques and procedures.

    • Skill in supervising, training, selecting, monitoring, counseling, and
      evaluating assigned staff.

    • Skill in operating a personal computer, PC applications, and
      electronic resources as used in libraries, and especially in operating
      peripheral equipment used in archival and digitization work.

    • Ability to exercise independent judgment and discretion.

    • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively.

    • Ability to interpret library policies, objectives, and services to
      community groups, educational leaders, publishing industry
      representatives, other City departments, and the general public.

    • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with those
      contacted in the course of work.

    • Ability to handle physical requirements of the job with or without
      reasonable accommodation.

    PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

    Physical requirements include occasional lifting/ carrying of up to 25
    pounds; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and
    manual dexterity necessary to operate computer keyboard. Subject to
    sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, and stooping to perform the
    essential functions. Working conditions are primarily inside an office
    environment.


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