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Catalog/Metadata Management Librarian

Catalog/Metadata Management Librarian

Binghamton University Job Location: New York Apply By: Open until filled Date Created: 02-25-2022

Catalog/Metadata Management Librarian

Faculty, Tenure-Track

The Binghamton University Libraries Cataloging/Metadata Department supports the Binghamton University Community by providing bibliographic access and control through both non-MARC metadata and traditional cataloging. Cataloging and Metadata Services is closely integrated with all other departments within the Libraries. The Catalog/Metadata Management Librarian provides assistance in managing the Libraries’ bibliographic quality control. This includes: ensuring data quality and integrity in the Libraries’ cataloging system and for our digital collections through routine maintenance projects, contributing to authority control initiatives such as NACO, and producing quality catalog records. The Catalog/Metadata Management Librarian will perform original and complex adjusted cataloging and bibliographic control for a wide range of material in various formats.

This position reports to the Head of Cataloging/Metadata, with the Director of Technical Services as the second-line supervisor. Librarians at Binghamton University are members of the library faculty and are expected to contribute significantly to the profession.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Leads metadata quality control and bibliographic database problem resolution to ensure records meet local and national standards.
  • Provides direction and training to staff in database maintenance and data quality control, developing new and effective approaches to quality control.
  • Leads the department in learning about and planning for the implications of linked data.
  • Showing great attention to detail, performs original and complex cataloging for materials in a variety of formats and languages. Creates MARC and non-MARC records for the general collections, Special Collections, and special projects as needed.
  • Participates in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of digital projects. Creates metadata templates for digitized/digital collections in our repository using standardized metadata schemas. Works with subject experts, cataloging staff and /or students to create records for digitized/digital materials.
  • Assists with and/or manages special cataloging projects.
  • Creates or modifies NACO authority records and performs other authority work as necessary to maintain database integrity.
  • May provide onsite cataloging and bibliographic control services for collections at the Libraries’ offsite storage facility.
  • Participate in a work culture that promotes diversity and anti-racism and actively works to eliminate or mitigate the effects of systemic racism and bias.
  • Collaborate with staff and department heads across the Libraries to implement cross-functional initiatives.
  • Participates in professional activities and committee assignments within the Libraries, on campus, and in professional associations at a level to meet faculty criteria for promotion and tenure.
  • Maintains a current knowledge of national and international developments and trends in cataloging, metadata, and bibliographic and authority control.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution, received by the time of appointment.
  • Ability to perform original, copy and derived cataloging.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply the following cataloging tools: Resource Description and Access (RDA), Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and classification, and MARC21 formats for bibliographic and authority records.
  • Experience with at least one non-MARC metadata schema such as Dublin Core.
  • At least a basic knowledge of linked data standards and the semantic web
  • Demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and anti-racism and working to advance a culture that strives to eliminate or mitigate the effects of systemic racism and bias.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a variety of people in a diverse multicultural environment.
  • Ability to work individually as well as in groups; effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly with others.
  • Knowledge of current trends in cataloging and the willingness to work with new concepts and technologies.
  • Working knowledge of one or more non-English languages.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with detail and ensure accuracy.
  • Experience working with cataloging software.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with OCLC and/or ExLibris products.
  • Proficiency in a non-English language with CJK or Arabic as a preference.

To accomplish daily routines, the applicant should be able to lift and carry loads of books (10–20 lbs.), push heavy book trucks, bend and stretch to reach high and low shelves, and be able to spend long periods of time at a computer.

Interested candidates should submit applications, including a cover letter, full curriculum vitae, and names and contact information of three professional references to Binghamton University Interview Exchange at https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=143128.

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