Serials Metadata Librarian

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Created: February 17, 2017


The University of Alberta Libraries seeks a dynamic professional to join
the Bibliographic Services Unit. Bringing strength in broad knowledge of
bibliographic metadata, the successful candidate will work within an
integrated, responsive team, responsible for the description of print and
electronic serials and the development of core capacities for metadata
manipulation. The successful candidate will provide leadership for both
serials cataloguing and metadata manipulation, ensuring the provision of
accurate and consistent metadata based on established, proprietary, and
emergent standards and platforms. The Serials Metadata Librarian
understands the evolving nature of bibliographic standards and practice and
will monitor, evaluate, recommend and apply current and emerging trends and
standards. In this context the position provides expertise and leadership
in policy development related to the provision of access to library
resources, and provides consultative services on policies, issues, formats
and standards related to serials and metadata manipulation. The Serials
Metadata Librarian will also be involved with training and mentoring staff
as well as supporting special projects to ensure accurate data linking and
metadata compatibility in the NEOS consortium catalogue and the Libraries’
discovery systems.

The University of Alberta Libraries is a leading research library in
Canada, with a collection exceeding seven million titles and ten million
volumes. The Libraries have a unique relationship with the broader
community through NEOS, a central Alberta consortium consisting of 18
government, hospital, college and university libraries and through The
Alberta Library. For more information, visit our web-site at

The Bibliographic Services Unit is responsible for the description of the
Libraries’ collections across all subject areas and formats. Bibliographic
Services is comprised of several teams, each responsible for the
description of resources as needed for use in the ILS, discovery systems
and institutional repositories. Key goals of Bibliographic Services are to
help identify and implement strategies that effectively support resource
description for enhanced discovery relevant to the teaching and research
needs of the University of Alberta community.

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How to apply


Ian Bigelow
Cataloguing Coordinator
University of Alberta Libraries


Published: Saturday, March 18, 2017 16:18 UTC

Last updated: Saturday, March 18, 2017 16:18 UTC