Electronic Resources Metadata Specialist

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Created: October 5, 2015


Electronic Resources Metadata Specialist (William Paterson University, New Jersey)
Job Code 624ALA William Paterson University invites applications for a twelve month tenure-track position as an Electronic Resources Metadata Specialist. Working under the direction of the Coordinator of Bibliographic Services, this position is responsible for providing original and complex copy cataloging of all electronic resources, as well as a variety of other formats, using MARC, RDA, AACR2, LCCS/LCSH, OCLC and the Voyager integrated library system.  S/he resolves discrepancies, develops and implements best practices for batch processing routines, especially in the area of emerging formats, including metadata standards such as Bibframe.  The successful candidate participates in departmental planning and projects, as well as the User Education and Liaison programs.  Serves on Library, University, regional and national committees as appropriate. ALA-accredited MLS, or equivalent (by time of appointment) is required. A second graduate degree is required for tenure.  Additional requirements include advanced course work or experience in cataloging; familiarity with established and emerging metadata standards; demonstrated ability to work independently and as a team member; excellent oral, written communication and interpersonal skills; strong commitment to service and professional development. Experience cataloging digital and non-print materials in an ILS (Voyager preferred); familiarity with creating queries and reports using Microsoft Access or similar tool is preferred. William Paterson University is a public institution of higher learning. The University offers more than 250 undergraduate and graduate academic programs which range from liberal arts and sciences to pre-professional and professional programs; it enrolls nearly 11,500 students from across the country and from over 40 nations. The University is situated on a beautiful, 370 acres suburban campus in Wayne, New Jersey, just twenty miles west of New York City. Candidates should submit a letter of application, CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references to Pamela Vovchuk at LibrarySearch@wpunj.edu or via mail to her at William Paterson University, 300 Pompton Road, Cheng Library, Wayne, NJ  07470. Electronic submission preferred. Must reference Job Code in letter of application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.  For additional information about the University visit www.wpunj.edu. William Paterson University is an equal opportunity employer that actively values and supports diversity among faculty, staff and students. Women, minorities, and members of under-represented groups are encouraged to apply.

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