Collection Management Coordinator, LAC Group

By IS Lab May 11, 2021

Website LAC Group

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.

Job Responsibilities

  • 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

Job Qualifications

  • 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

To apply for this job please visit lac.gp.