Metadata and Scholarly Publishing Librarian

Washington, D.C.
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Created: June 11, 2015


The George Washington University's Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library seeks a librarian to manage all cataloging and organization of the current collections and content of the library, including all types and formats of materials, and the institutional repository. The position also participates in the Library's instructional program as an Informatics Tutor, serves as a Library Liaison and on library-wide committees. The Metadata Services Librarian reports to the Associate Director, Collections and Access Services and is a member of the library operations management team.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Develops and creates metadata for Himmelfarb Library's institutional repository, the Health Sciences Research Commons, coordinating with the Acquisitions and Resource Sharing Librarian on input of resources to the system. Collaborates with health sciences departments to solicit and organize resources for the IR. Supports the University's Open Access policy for archiving scholarly output.
2. Organizes initiatives that support the scholarly publishing lifecycle, as appropriate.
3. Supports the faculty with the creation of metadata for their data sets.
4. Plans and directs the work of staff responsible for the cataloging, classification and organization of library materials in all formats (including monographs, serials, analytics, electronic resources, audiovisuals, and software).
5. Oversees the creation and management of bibliographic and authority files and item records.
6. Performs original and copy cataloging using OCLC Connexion, RDA, MeSH, and LC classification. Authority records/files include MeSH, LC name, and series.
7. Maintains current knowledge of the development of national and international cataloging, metadata, and linked data standards. Provides leadership within the library on the organization of information.
8. Participates in the Library’s instructional program as an Informatics Tutor.
9. Participates in the Library's Liaison Program, working with one or more departments as assigned within the guidelines and expectations of the program.
10. Oversees compilation of cataloging statistics.
11. Coordinates with the Electronic Resources & Instructional Librarian and the Serials & Systems Librarian to ensure that the catalog and electronic resources are synchronized.
12. Collaborates with the Acquisitions and Resource Sharing Librarian on projects related to maintenance of the print collections.
13. Manages the current monographic holdings records in bibliographic utilities such as OCLC and WRLC Library Services.
14. Writes, revises, and implements cataloging procedures and maintains an updated procedures and position manual accessible on shared drive, intranet or other system utilized to ensure its availability to all within the library.
15. Maintains knowledge of current trends in librarianship and advances in technology and implementation in the library.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Masters in Library or Information Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited school
2. Experience in developing and/or managing an institutional repository system.
3. Familiarity with emergence of institutional repositories, including issues, policies, service models, and strategies securing appropriate content.
4. 3-4 years' experience cataloging in all formats using an integrated library system and OCLC Connexion.
5. Working knowledge of MARC21 bibliographic and authority formats; RDA; LC classification schedules; use, interpretation, and application of LC subject headings (LCSH) and/or NLM subject headings (MeSH).
6. Working knowledge of metadata standards and schema used to describe and manage digital collections.
7. Knowledge of current trends in libraries.
8. Working experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
9. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
10. Ability to solve problems and to work collaboratively

Advertised Salary:
Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Other Information:
Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please complete an online application and upload a cover letter and a current CV or resume, and provide the names and complete contact information for at least three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin on June 4, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.

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EEO Statement:
The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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