Cataloging & Metadata Management Librarian (Iowa State University, Iowa)

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Created: January 12, 2013


The Cataloging and Metadata Management Librarian will be responsible for organizing, promoting, and building research collections and information systems. A high percentage of the position expectations include preparing bibliographic records according to national standards and local practices.

This position works collaboratively with library colleagues to coordinate, advise, and instruct others in supporting discovery of and access to the Libraries' digital content through metadata creation, policy creation, analysis, enrichment, and maintenance. Responsibilities also include developing and promoting resources that facilitate discovery and access to data through outreach efforts. Develops an external reputation through external professional practice service or published scholarship in areas related to professional responsibilities and a record of institutional service.

The successful candidate will have the ability to interact effectively with library staff and the university community; work both independently and collaboratively in a rapidly changing team-based environment; and communicate effectively (written and oral) and to collaborate with diverse constituencies. The candidate must also demonstrate organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and planning skills. 

Required Qualifications
  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program or an advanced degree supporting a specialized key program function. 

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience which demonstrates knowledge of OCLC, and cataloging procedures and principles to include AACR2, LCSH, LC Classification, and MARC21.
  • Experience with or education in emerging RDA and FRBR standards.
  • Additional degree or significant coursework in a science or technology discipline or related field.
  • Experience with reading one or more non-English languages for cataloging purposes.
  • Experience with or education in MARC and non-MARC metadata schema, such as Dublin Core, EAD, EAC, PREMIS, MODS, METS, MARCXML and other emerging data standards.
  • Experience with or education in HTML, XML, XSLT, Microsoft Excel or other tools used in the creation, extraction and manipulation of metadata.
  • Experience with digital content management systems, such as CONTENTdm or Digital Commons.

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