Virginia Military Institute is accepting applications for a Cataloging and
Position Summary: This position provides organization and bibliographic
control of library resources in all formats. Responsible for cataloging,
metadata, quality control, knowledge of changing metadata standards, knowledge
of indexing and metadata processes, and other duties associated with the
creation and maintenance of data related to Preston Library collections. As a
new professional position in the library, the Cataloging and Metadata
Librarian reports to the Head of Technical Services and will help chart the
library's long-range plans for cataloging collections and supporting digital
initiatives. Preston Library participates in and supports
the teaching and research missions of the Virginia Military Institute by
providing services, collections, staff, and facilities that enrich and inform
the educational experience and promote a lifelong commitment to learning.
Primary Responsibilities: Perform original, copy, and
adaptive cataloging in all formats utilizing OCLC's Connexion, CONTENTdm,
WordCat Local KnowledgeBase, and Koha. Participate in retrospective conversion
projects, resolve database maintenance problems, and work with
paraprofessional staff in cataloging and maintenance operations. Responsible
for quality control of data. Support Archives digital initiatives. Maintain
knowledge of current cataloging practices and automated bibliographic access.
Participate in developing and implementing cataloging policies and
procedures. Other duties may include providing research
assistance to students and faculty through participation in the evening and
weekend reference desk schedule.
Required Qualifications: Knowledge of the definition, structure, and formats
of information; experience in cataloging, subject analysis, classification,
and authority control; knowledge of current and emerging national and
international cataloging/archival/metadata standards and practices including
AACR2, RDA, FRBR, LCSH, LC classification; knowledge of and experience with
MARC and non-MARC metadata schema, including RDA, Dublin Core, EAD, MARCXML
and other emerging data standards. Knowledge of CSS, XML, XSLT and XPath.
Proficiency in understanding data structures and developing SQL queries.
Demonstrate organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving and
planning skills. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and
work effectively in a team environment. Experience with an ILS; experience
with OCLC Connexion and WorldCat; sound database query skills.
The successful candidate should possess a Master of Library Science (MLS) or
equivalent degree at the time of appointment and have sufficient experience
with integrated library systems performing original and copy cataloging.
Strong commitment to service.
Preferred Qualifications: Knowledge of one or more digital repository systems
- preferably CONTENTdm; knowledge of trends in library automation; ability to
participate in the development, evaluation, documentation, and implementation
of cataloging and metadata policies, standards, goals and procedures.
Knowledge of database structure and open source software. Experience with
Perl, PHP, ASP.NET, Python or Ruby on Rails. Effective supervisory experience.
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