Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Margaret Herrick Library is seeking a creative, dynamic, service-oriented
Metadata Librarian (ML). The successful candidate will support the cataloging
activities of the Technical Services Department, including bibliographic data
quality control and database maintenance. This position will work
collaboratively with the library's film history subject specialists. The
position is supervised by the Scripts Librarian.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
In a supporting role the ML will perform bibliographic control of both MARC
and non-MARC metadata to ensure that they meet local and national standards.
Consulting and collaborating with various library stakeholders as appropriate,
the ML will be responsible for implementing quality control in our library
catalogs as directed by the Department Head and Authority Control Librarian.
The ML will serve as a liaison to authority and database enrichment vendors
(such as OCLC) and will perform the loading and quality control activities for
vendor-supplied data. The ML will collaborate with Technical Services
Department staff members to provide support in transitioning the department to
a post-MARC communication format while continuing to contribute original and
copy metadata to the Voyager catalog. The ML will also assist in special
projects undertaken by the department as assigned by the Department Head and
may participate in departmental and library-wide committees and work groups.
Other cataloging and library duties will be assigned as required.
ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science.
Knowledge of film studies, film history or related discipline is preferred.
Thorough knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata standards and practices.
Two years cataloging experience in original, copy and authority of MARC and
Demonstrated work experience in catalog modules of integrated library systems,
Demonstrated ability to solve cataloging problems in multiple bibliographic
formats (e.g. monographic, periodical, etc.)
Experience with vendor authority control processes, preferably OCLC
authorities, and original authority metadata creation.
Experience with loading large vendor record sets, such as OCLC.
Experience creating and manipulating data sets; experience with metadata
Knowledge of practices with linked data, semantic web applications, BIBFRAME,
and authority/identifier initiatives.
Knowledge of database maintenance practices, including experience using global
changes to clean up data.
Knowledge of new cataloging standards, Resource Description and Access (RDA)
Some successful project management experience, preferably in a film studies,
art or humanities library.
Ability to reach consensus with diverse constituencies.
Ability to prioritize work to ensure that departmental and library goals are
Ability to work under supervision and independently.
Commitment to enhancing services through teamwork.
Demonstrated commitment to staff development and continuing education.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Flexibility in performing different tasks and learning new library systems.
Applicants should submit cover letter and resume by April 18, 2016 to be
considered for this position.
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