Metadata/Electronic Resources Librarian

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Created: June 18, 2012


Library and Learning Services at Marymount University, Arlington, VA invites applications for a Metadata/Electronic Resources Librarian. The Metadata/Electronic Resources Librarian supports the library's goal of providing excellent access to the resources that support the education and research needs of the Marymount community. The position is responsible for cataloging library holdings and the management of the electronic resources of the library. The position requires expertise, initiative, and flexibility in responding effectively to changing needs and priorities.

Library & Learning Services (L&LS) is a team based, user-oriented environment. Librarians at Marymount University hold faculty rank and participate in collection development, serve as liaisons to a School or department, teach information literacy classes, provide reference and research assistance, and represent L&LS on and off campus by participating in a variety of teams, task-forces, and committees.

Core Service Responsibilities
Performs original and adaptive cataloging in all formats based on knowledge of national standards such as AACR2 (rev), RDA, FRBR, MARC21, LCSH, LC classification, and other metadata schemes (e.g., Dublin Core, EAD, TEI, MODS, and METS); Manages the batch loading and maintenance of records received from vendors; Oversees establishing and maintaining records and links for electronic resources in the online catalog and ERM; Manages and negotiates license agreements and amendments, renewing database and e-journal package subscriptions, paying invoices, compiling and loading records, maintaining access to electronic resources acquired by the library, and providing accurate reports and statistics; Fosters and maintains positive relationships with publishers, vendors, and consortia partners; Communicates to L&LS knowledge of current technology trends as they apply to cataloging and electronic resources; Prepares written reports detailing activities; Works in collaboration with the Electronic Services Librarian and members of the Collection Services Group to maintain and update the integrated library system, currently Endeavor Voyager, as it pertains to the cataloging module; and Participates in appropriate WRLC committees and Marymount University teams.

Librarianship Responsibilities
Develops the collection by selecting and assessing library material, in all formats, for assigned liaison subject areas; Acts as liaison to assigned University School or departments and actively participates in the Selection and Faculty Services Team; Teaches information literacy sessions and contributes to team projects related to instruction and pedagogy; Provides reference and research assistance to users at all service locations through a variety of communication formats (in-person, phone, and electronic); Designs and collaborates with other librarian faculty to produce web-based teaching and learning objects; Participates in the ongoing assessment of the effectiveness of library services; Maintains continued awareness of issues facing academic libraries through involvement in local, regional or national library organizations; Participates as a member of the faculty of Marymount University in accordance with the Marymount University Faculty Handbook; and Pursues professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional association activities to meet University-wide criteria for promotion.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program.
  • A second Master's degree is required for advancement.
  • Three years relevant library experience.
  • Working knowledge of national standards such as AACR2 (rev), RDA, FRBR, MARC21, LCSH, LC classification, and other metadata schemes (e.g., Dublin Core, EAD, TEI, MODS, and METS).
  • Working experience with library technologies/software/systems needed to create metadata, catalog library materials, and manage electronic resources, such as OCLC, ILS systems, and OpenURL linking technologies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of broad trends and issues in technical services, cataloging, and related technologies.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects in a dynamic work environment.
  • Demonstrated analytical, organizational, time, and project management skills.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with digital content management systems such as DSpace or ContentDM.
  • Graduate degree in the Social Sciences or Humanities.
  • Experience with ERM systems, such as Serials Solutions.
  • Experience negotiating contracts and licenses with information providers.
  • Excellent teaching and presentation skills
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