DescriptionAs a key member of the Resource Management Services unit, this position will:
- Manage all aspects of the cataloging/metadata unit, including planning and procedures, description, processing and preservation. Supervise Metadata and Special Projects specialist and Library specialist, as well as student employees. May also supervise interns or volunteers.
- In coordination with the Associate Director of Resource Management Services, set policy for metadata services.
- Oversee the efficient creation of metadata for library collections in a wide range of formats, both electronic and physical.
- Provide original cataloging as needed; perform complex copy cataloging; subject analysis; classification. Oversee and monitor authority control.
- Collaborate with cataloging efforts and practices in the Orbis Cascade Alliance, a large academic library consortium to which Collins Memorial Library belongs.
- Coordinate and supervise metadata efforts for exposing external university collections to users.
- Collaborate with library colleagues on appropriate metadata planning and implementation for exposing contents of the Institutional Repository, Digital Collections and Archives.
- Monitor national trends in metadata, cataloging and discovery; develop and implement best practices in these areas, particularly RDA and FRBR.
- Thoroughly understand and exploit the cataloging module of the integrated library system, its relation to other discovery systems and consider its effects on users in determining procedures.
- Develop crosswalks to convert data from one metadata schema to another with minimal manual intervention.
- Actively participate in regional consortia, pursue continuing education and professional development opportunities.
- Foster a work environment of productivity, assessment based planning and user centered practices.
- Provide and/or organize training to keep appropriate staff current in job responsibilities and metadata skills.
- Maintain essential records and statistics and prepare reports as needed.
- Other duties as may be assigned by the Associate Director of Resource Management Services.
- Graduate degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution.
- Demonstrated training or experience working in cataloging/metadata.
- Demonstrated understanding of metadata principles and practices, such as those found in AACR2, RDA, Dublin Core and other emerging metadata schemes.
- Demonstrated experience working with a bibliographic utility.
- Awareness of current issues and trends in metadata development.
- Ability to collaborate with others in designing and facilitating work processes across unit lines.
- Ability to function effectively in an ambiguous and rapidly changing environment.
- Excellent organizational, analytical, time management and communication skills.
- A commitment to quality service and to the ideals of a liberal arts education.
- Demonstrated potential to be an effective supervisor.
- Cataloging experience in a library-work environment, preferably academic.
- Experience with content standards RDA, AACR2 and with FRBR concepts.
- Demonstrated working knowledge of classification standards LCSH and SuDocs.
- Demonstrated experience working within a large, widely-used Integrated Library System (ILS) platform.
- Demonstrated experience manipulating standards-based (such as MARC, XML) metadata using lower-level utilities (MarcEdit, oXygen) or scripting languages (such as Perl, PHP, XSL).
- Demonstrated understanding of digital collections and the tools used to work with them.
- Second language familiarity (Chinese, Japanese, French, Spanish or German preferred).
- Demonstrated ability to supervise and mentor employees.
How to apply
XSL Transformations XML Resource Description and Access PHP Perl Metadata MARC standards Library of Congress Subject Headings Integrated library system Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records Dublin Core Digital repository
Published: Saturday, June 30, 2012 01:31 UTC
Last updated: Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:47 UTC