Metadata Management/Cataloging Librarian

Santa Barbara
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Created: August 19, 2014


The University of California, Santa Barbara, seeks a Metadata Management/Cataloging Librarian to provide leadership in planning and managing library metadata quality assurance and authority control. This position will work to ensure the metadata quality and data integrity in the Library catalog and Alexandria Digital Research Library (ADRL), and actively participate in conventional cataloging and the Library’s NACO activities.

Responsible for initiating and directing authority control, metadata quality control, and bibliographic database problem resolution to ensure metadata and authority records meet local and national standards. The incumbent works closely with other library staff to establish and document relevant policies, procedures, and efficient workflows to support the discovery of and access to the Library’s bibliographic and digital content in the Library Catalog and Alexandria Digital Research Library through metadata quality assurance, enrichment, and maintenance according to local and national cataloging and metadata standards. Actively participates in creating or modifying NACO authority records and other name identifier records.

  • Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program or foreign equivalent.
  • Minimum two years of professional cataloging experience.
  • Professional understanding and knowledge of non-MARC metadata schemas, standards, best practices, and their applications.
  • Familiarity with name authority/identifier schemas, such as NACO, ORCID, ISNI, etc.
  • Working knowledge and experience with data processing and transformations of XML records using XSLT or other technologies.
  • Reading knowledge of one or more foreign languages.
  • Experience managing authority control processes and/or vendor services.
  • Familiarity with batch loading, editing, crosswalking of metadata records using tools, such as MarcEdit, Oxygen XML Editor.
  • Familiarity with ALEPH ILS.
  • Experience and ability to provide cataloging-related training to staff members.
  • Experience working directly with software programmers on development projects.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.  The University has an excellent retirement system which is coordinated with Social Security.  A selection of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans are offered by the University.  The incumbent will be a member of the LX Collective Bargaining Unit represented by the American Federation of Teachers.

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