Library Technician 2 - Metadata and Cataloging Department

Reno, NV
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Salary: $39,943-$58,380
Created: December 17, 2021


Job Description

The University of Nevada, Reno is recruiting for a Library Technician 2 position in the University Libraries’ Metadata and Cataloging Department.  The ideal candidate will serve as the metadata liaison between the Metadata and Cataloging Department, Special Collections and University Archives, Digital Services, and other stakeholders. This position is responsible for planning, organizing, and supervising multiple complex metadata projects including creating and enhancing description for unique materials, communicating about project progress, and delegating work to student employees, as appropriate. This position primarily assigns appropriate metadata for digitized objects utilizing a metadata template, controlled vocabularies, and local descriptive standards. Duties also include overseeing student employee metadata work, creating descriptive metadata for library materials in various formats (with a focus on creating MARC21 records from EAD finding aids), as well as database maintenance in the Digital Archive (Islandora), Finding Aid Repository (ArchivesSpace), and the LSP (Alma).

Required Qualifications

Graduation from high school or equivalent education and three (3) years of experience in a library or other cultural heritage institution, including one (1) year of technical level work performing duties such as copy cataloging, acquisitions, electronic resource management, ; and/or organizing, curating and accessing government publications; OR one year of experience as a Library Technician I in Nevada State service; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience as described above.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with spreadsheets and tabular data.
  • Experience with MARC21 records and/or EAD finding aids.
  • Experience with controlled vocabularies such as LCSH, LC Name Authority File, LCGFT, etc.
  • Experience with ArchivesSpace, Alma, and/or Islandora.
  • Experience with using library data software such as OpenRefine and/or MarcEdit.
  • Supervisory experience.

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