Profiling Bibliographer (Contoocook, NH)

EBSCO Information Services (EIS) provides a complete and optimized research solution comprised of e-journals, e-books, and research databases — all combined with the most powerful discovery service to support the information needs and maximize the research experience of our end-users. Headquartered in Ipswich, MA, EIS employs more than 3,300 people worldwide. We are the leader in our field due to our cutting-edge technology, forward-thinking philosophy, and top-notch workforce. EIS, a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., based in Birmingham, AL, is ranked in the top 200 of the nation’s largest, privately held corporations according to Forbes magazine. EBSCO is a company that will motivate you, inspire you, and allow you to grow. We are looking for the best. If you are too, we encourage you to explore our unique opportunities.

GOBI Library Solutions provides print and digital content, supporting collection management and technical services to academic, research and special libraries throughout the world. GOBI Library Solutions has 300 employees with customers in 90 countries and is headquartered in Contoocook, NH, USA. GOBI is a division of EBSCO Information Services.
 
Mission:
Working individually and as part of a group, discern if materials purchased for the approval services meet customer expectations, and for materials that do, consistently describe the content using established parameters and guidelines while maintaining production and quality goals established for the position. Interface with other depts. to assure accuracy within the bibliographic records created and be prepared to articulate the decision process behind such records to outside depts. and customers as requested. Regularly select core titles and selection lists for promotion to academic customers on the company’s various web-resources and actively participate in dept meetings to keep a current knowledge of policies and practices within a profiling group and across the dept.   
 Primary Responsibilities:
• Verify the contents of purchased materials are appropriate for academic libraries from a book-in-hand review and analysis. Communicate to the Purchasing unit when materials from publishers do not meet customer expectations.
• Describe materials in terms of subject and non-subject parameters and interact often with other profilers to assure these parameters are used consistently across the unit.
• Accurately allocate books and notification slips through the description process to library customers and articulate the decision process to Customer Service when customers question why certain materials were allocated.
• Interact with technical staff to assure the copy-cataloguing guidelines are being interpreted correctly and the corporate linking files are maintained.
• Select core titles on a quarterly basis and select title lists for the benefit of the company’s academic library customer base.
• Present overviews of the profiling process and demonstrate book-in-hand profiling to publisher representative, library customers, or outside depts. as requested by the Lead Profiler or CMS Mgr.
• Participate in the training new profiling bibliographers and/or regional salespersons as requested by the Lead Profiler or CMS Mgr.
• Participate in projects as assigned by the CMS Mgr. 
 Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience required.
• Strong communication and writing skills required.
• Consistent evaluation, analytical and decision-making skills.
• Familiarity with PCs and Windows software required.
Preferred Qualifications:
Masters degree preferred.
• 2+ years of direct experience with publishing, academic libraries or higher education preferred.
• Knowledge of MARC Records, LC Classification and Dewey Decimal systems preferred. 
EBSCO Industries, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws.  EBSCO strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants, or any other covered persons because of race, color, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, training, promotion, discipline, compensation, benefits, and termination of employment.
EBSCO complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as amended by the ADA Amendments Act, and all applicable state or local law.

Nearest Major Market: Concord
Nearest Secondary Market: Manchester
 
If interested please apply online:  https://www.ybp.com/careers
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