LAC Group is seeking a Collection Management Coordinator for a full-time opportunity with a law firm’s office in Chicago. This position requires a high-level use of the library ILS and understanding of law library technical services tasks to take on an important role in scaling back a large print collection while continuing to perform various day-to-day tasks including invoice processing and serial support services related to daily operations of a law firm and its library collections. Candidates must be able to work on-site in the Chicago office at least three days a week.
Provide cataloging management support for multiple libraries by updating existing records as well as creating new records. Provide a high level of quality control of cataloging records for print and electronic materials.
Process all Chicago mail including new library items and office copies for multiple libraries by checking in, labeling, and preparing for mailroom distribution.
Efficiently acquire research resources (including books, journals, scientific articles and digital licenses) for attorneys, staff, and library in a timely and cost-effective manner (ILL when necessary).
Update library website including implementation of user access to E-resources.
Survey users to distribute office copies only to those that need them – maximizing usage of online resources and informing them when print materials have been updated online. Maintain office copy records.
Work closely with Deputy Manager in weeding print collection based on pre-determined titles to cancel and providing feedback on further titles to discard.
Solicit user feedback during subscription renewal periods.
Track orders placed to ensure timely delivery.
Assist in tracking down missing/overdue library materials not received.
Back up Deputy Manager as needed.
Stay up-to-date on new developments and best practices in Library technical services, digital resource management, and related disciplines.
Other duties as assigned
College degree required – MLIS preferred
Demonstrated experience providing library support services – preferably in a law library environment
High-level knowledge of library techniques, systems and procedures
Knowledge of sources of reference and bibliographic material
High-level experience using an Integrated Library System (ILS) – preferably SirsiDynix EOS
Intermediate level knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Word
Ability to communicate ideas effectively both orally and in writing
Ability to establish effective working relationships with all members of the project team
Ability to work quickly and independently with minimum supervision
Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
Excellent customer service skills