Special Research Collections Cataloger/Metadata Librarian
University of California, Santa Barbara
The University of California, Santa Barbara is one of ten campuses that
comprise the University of California system and is a member of the exclusive
Association of American Universities (AAU). In addition, the University
Library at UC Santa Barbara is a member of the prestigious Association of
Research Libraries (ARL).
Reporting to Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services (CMS), the Special
Research Collections Cataloger / Metadata Librarian provides cataloging and
metadata services for the Library's Special Research Collections in all
formats, including but not limited to born-digital contents, A/V materials and
its performing arts collection. The incumbent is responsible for creating,
reviewing, and editing metadata for collections, working with colleagues to
support the discovery of and access to the Library's digital content through
metadata creation, analysis, enrichment, and maintenance according to local
and national cataloging and metadata standards. In addition, the incumbent is
responsible for original cataloging and classification of the artists' books
in the Library and training of the related individuals. Revises the work of
the individuals responsible for the copy cataloging of the Special Research
Collections as required. Actively participates in creating or modifying NACO
authority records for personal and corporate names and series, and SACO
authority records as appropriate. The incumbent is responsible for creating,
and reviewing metadata for Library-led digitization and data curation efforts
in the area of Special Research Collections. Participates in the development,
evaluation, and implementation of metadata policies, standards, goals,
procedures, and workflows in cooperation with necessary stakeholders.
•ALA accredited MLS. Demonstrated knowledge and minimum two years
professional-level experience in original cataloging of born-digital
materials, special collection and media materials.
•Knowledge of AACR2, RDA, LCSH, LC Classification, DACS, DCRM(B) and MARC 21.
•Familiarity with two or more non-MARC metadata standards and schemas, such as
Dublin Core, EAD, VRACore, MODS, METS, TEI, and PBCore.
•Knowledge of trends in information access pertaining to libraries, and
•Ability to work independently and collaboratively, prioritizing work to
ensure that departmental and library goals are realized.
•Excellent organizational skills, proven problem solving ability, and
•Demonstrated initiative in fostering new ideas and in implementing change.
•Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
•Experience in the performing arts or working with performing arts
•Prior experience of original cataloging of artists' books.
•Knowledge of one or more European languages.
•Experience with Archivists' Toolkit or ArchivesSpaces and NACO, BIBCO or
other PCC programs.
•Prior supervisory experience.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Librarians at the
University of California, Santa Barbara are professional academic appointees
who accrue vacation at the rate of two days per month and sick leave at the
rate of one day per month. The University has an excellent retirement system
which is coordinated with Social Security. A selection of group health,
dental, vision, and life insurance plans are offered by the University.
The incumbent will be a member of the LX Collective Bargaining Unit
represented by the American Federation of Teachers.
•This position will remain open until filled with primary consideration of
applications received by April 1, 2016.
•Applications will be accepted online through UC Recruit:
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•For additional assistance, contact Ryan George with Library Human Resources
at (805) 893-3841 or [log in to unmask]
•Appointment and/or continued employment is contingent on successful
completion of a background check.
The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the
diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status,
or any other characteristic protected by law.
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