Special Formats Cataloging Librarian

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Created: June 26, 2013


The University of Texas at Dallas is a doctoral level, state supported component of The University of Texas System located in suburban Richardson.   The University provides 130 degrees (47 bachelors, 54 masters, and 29 doctoral programs) and has an enrollment of over 19,000 students.  Nationally recognized for its programs in management, audiology, engineering/computer science, and brain and behavioral sciences, the University also provides imaginative interdisciplinary programs in the humanities, policy studies, political science, economics, and geographical information sciences.

The Libraries of the University of Texas at Dallas consist of more than 2.5 million volumes, 63,000 electronic journals, 1,000,000 electronic books, 15,000 media items, and over 2,000,000 microform units.  The Libraries employ more than 80 people, including 23 professionals.  In support of UT Dallas’s ascent to premier research university status, the Library is an active participant in the UT System Digital Library program, TexShare, and Amigos Library Services.  In addition, McDermott Library is a federal government documents depository.  The Special Collections Department includes the History of Aviation Collection, the Wineburgh Philatelic Research Library, the Louise B. Belsterling Botanical Library, various Unique Book Collections, and the University Archives.  For more information about McDermott Library, visit www.utdallas.edu/library.

The Eugene McDermott Library at the University of Texas at Dallas invites applications and nominations for a forward-thinking, service-oriented, collaborative leader for the position of Special Formats Cataloging Librarian.  Reporting to the Head of Metadata Services, this position will serve as the principal cataloger of tangible and electronic Government Documents, electronic and print serials, media formats, maps, and rare archival materials from the Special Collections Department.  The Special Formats Cataloging Librarian will be responsible for cataloging and processing resources in special formats. The Special Formats Cataloging Librarian will demonstrate proficiency in processing, describing, and cataloging of all types of materials according to national & local standards.  The Special Formats Cataloging Librarian will have a working knowledge of national and local standards in AACR2, RDA, FRBR, LCSH and classification, and Rules for Archival Description (RAD) practices. Familiarity with EAD, Dublin Core, MODS, METS, and MIX preferable.

The Special Formats Cataloging Librarian will also act as a liaison to the Special Collections Department to plan, develop and implement streamlined procedures and policies based on evolving needs of library patrons. The Special Formats Cataloging Librarian will demonstrate a commitment to personal professional development through scholarly research and publication, presentations, and participation in national professional associations.

Minimum qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program is required.  2 years of experience in original and copy cataloging.  Working knowledge of new and emerging trends and practices in descriptive metadata; experience providing excellent customer service;  demonstrated excellent oral and written communication skills; and commitment to the continuing development of personal knowledge and skills in the area of metadata management as it applies to libraries.  Preference given to candidates with experience with ExLibris integrated library system software and discovery services (Voyager/SFX/Primo as well as the migration to Alma as an early adopter).

Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience for a 12-month administrative/professional appointment.  Benefits include medical, dental, and life insurance, participation in a variety of optional retirement programs, and holiday, vacation, and sick leave.  The position will remain open until filled.  Interested candidates must apply online at https://www.utdallasjobs.com.  Please attach a cover letter, resume, and three professional references.  Indication of sex and ethnicity for affirmative action statistical purposes is requested as part of the application, but not required.

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