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Associate Librarian - Catalog Librarian (open rank)

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POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY LIBRARIESTITLE: Associate Librarian – Catalog Librarian (open rank)POSITION DESCRIPTION: Under the direction of the head Librarian in charge of Technical Processing, the tenure-track Catalog Librarian will be responsible for the original cataloging of materials in a variety of formats as well as complex copy cataloging. The Catalog Librarian will also be responsible for the creation of metadata for digital collections. The Librarian will assist with the selection of cataloging/metadata projects for the department, as well as setting priorities for those projects. As a Texas Tech University faculty member the incumbent will be expected to engage in scholarly pursuits and other professional activities in accordance with Texas Tech Library’s standards for promotion and tenure.RESPONSIBILITIES:- Serves as a member on teams and committees as needed, or as a resource.- Follows established and published policies and procedures of the University.- Completes weekly and monthly reports and statistics and other documentation as needed.- Catalogs items ranging from digitally born oral histories to manuscript materials.- Oversees student assistants on metadata projects.- Supports cataloging and metadata needs of the Southwest Collection/Special Collections Library.QUALIFICATIONS:Required: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library program.Preferred: Experience (professional or non-professional) cataloging in an academic library using an integrated library system and OCLC. The librarian should have experience creating metadata using Dublin Core. Familiarization with current library and archival standards in cataloging and metadata creation including, but not limited to, EAD, MARC, Dublin Core, AACR2rev, and XML. Experience with RDA is also preferred. The candidate must have a strong customer service orientation and, should have organizational and communication acumen. Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team. Ability to manage multiple tasks, with excellent organizational and follow-up skills. Leadership and supervisory skills are a plus. SALARY AND BENEFITS: The position is a 12-month appointment with a nationally competitive salary. Librarians and archivists have academic status and are an integral part of the academic teaching and research mission of the University. Comprehensive benefits include choice of retirement programs, including TIAA-CREF; 12-17 state holidays; developmental leave opportunities; moving allowance; and no state or local income tax.GENERAL INFORMATION: Texas Tech University (http://www.ttu.edu/) is a state- supported institution with an enrollment of around 30,000. It offers a wide range of academic programs in colleges and schools, including graduate, law, and medicine. Texas Tech is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Greater Western Library Alliance and Texshare. The University Library (http://library.ttu.edu/) has over 2.4 million volumes. Lubbock has a metropolitan population of over 284,000 and is the regional center for education, agriculture, health care, banking, and business.APPLICATION INFORMATION: To apply for this position, please visit the Texas Tech University Personnel site at: https://jobs.texastech.edu/postings/search. Please fill out the electronic application and attach a cover letter indicating qualifications and interest in the position, current vita, and names and contact information of three references. Review of applications will continue until position is filled.Texas Tech is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans, and we consider the needs of dual career couples. We actively encourage applications from all those who can contribute, through their research, teaching, and/or service, to the diversity and excellence of the academic community at Texas Tech University.

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