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Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Saint Joseph’s University Job Location: Pennsylvania Apply By: Open until filled. Date Created: 09-05-2019

Saint Joseph’s University Cataloging and Metadata Librarian   Position Summary: Under the direction of the Associate Director for Resources Management, the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian provides leadership, vision, and expertise for bibliographic description and coordinates with departmental staff on initiatives that enable effective discovery of and access to library resources. The incumbent will also manage and supervise cataloging operations, maintain accuracy and quality control, develop and maintain unit documentation. Participates in shared problem-solving and decision-making. Also serves as liaison librarian.   Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Manages cataloging, processing, and maintenance for print and electronic monographs, series, standing orders, media, and special materials in all subjects, formats, and languages. Performs original cataloging as needed. Evaluates and corrects errors in bibliographic, holdings, item, and authority records. • Performs bibliographic maintenance activities to ensure database quality and accuracy. • Creates and monitors automated vendor processes such as bibliographic record loads and data exchange, coordinating, communicating, and troubleshooting the processes with vendors and with Digital Services Manager and Serials/Electronic Resources Librarian as appropriate. • Assists in deployment, testing and configuration of Library system software, including the Library Management System (LMS), vendor clients and databases and third party applications and tools used for resource discovery. • In coordination with Digital Services Manager and Serials/Electronic Resources Librarian, serves as technical contact with library services platform vendor/s. • Supports metadata development and contributes to content digitization workflow by providing expertise in descriptive and subject cataloging. • Trains and supervises student assistants and one full-time staff member. • Compiles and analyzes cataloging production and collection statistics for library reports and for University accreditation reports. • Document relevant policies and procedures. • Communicates effectively and works well in a team-based environment.
  Secondary Responsibilities:
  • Participates in the delivery of an integrated program of services including research consultations, instruction, and student support. • As liaison to assigned programs or subjects, initiates and builds relationships through outreach and engagement in the University community, and develops and manages collections in anticipation and support of teaching, learning, and research needs. • Assists with other related duties or specific projects as assigned by supervisor. • Serves on library committees and task forces as appropriate. • Increases expertise in areas of responsibilities through various professional development efforts and activities.
  Minimum Requirements:
  • ALA-accredited MLS degree. • Minimum 3 years cataloging experience, preferably in III Sierra or Millennium. • Professional understanding and knowledge of cataloging procedures and principles and formats, including but not limited to: BIBFRAME, LC classification, LCSH, BIBFRAME, RDA, AACR2, MARC21, and other metadata schemas. • Working knowledge with bibliographic tools and software such as OCLC and MarcEdit to perform original and copy cataloging. • Strong interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written. • Creativity in problem-solving and strong organizational and analytical skills. • Experience and demonstrated skills in supervision. • Demonstrated success in working collaboratively and flexibly on complex projects.
  Preferred Qualifications:
  • Academic library experience. • Reference and instruction experience. • Subject degree in an academic area related to the position.
  Physical Requirements and/or Unusual Work Hours:
  • Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time. • Ability to lift and transport light to medium weight objects, up to 20 lbs., such as books, supplies and file boxes. • May require occasional evening hours.
  On-line applications only. Please provide a letter of application/interest and resume.  For a complete description of position responsibilities, qualifications, and to apply, please visit: https://jobs.sju.edu/postings/16860.   Saint Joseph's University is a private, Catholic, and Jesuit institution and expects members of its community to be knowledgeable about its mission and make positive contributions to that mission. Saint Joseph's is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to recruit, develop and retain a talented and diverse workforce. EOE M/F/D/V

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