Librarian II (Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services)
Classification TitleLIBRARIAN II
Tenure InformationTenure Track
This is a professional, full-time, twelve-month, tenure track faculty position responsible for directing the goals and assignments of staff responsible for cataloging and metadata creation in MARC and other encoding schema for all collections, including collections in CONTENTdm, Digital Commons (institutional repository), and ArchivesSpace, and promotes a collaborative and cohesive work environment. Regularly consults with librarians and staff to optimize productivity and collaboration to support the mission of the university and to ensure efficient workflows supporting discovery of the library’s print and digital content. Provides staff with opportunities for advanced training concerning cataloging and metadata description, and access to keep pace with the growth of the library’s digital content. Works under limited supervision with extensive latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. Reports to the director of the R.W. Steen Library.
Essential Job Functions
1. Manages cataloging and metadata workflows for all print and digital collections and the final preparation of materials added to the library collection; provides original cataloging as needed.
2. Directs bibliographic maintenance activities ensuring database quality and accuracy, including authority control, and monitors progress on the impact on the online catalog.
3. Supports metadata development and contributes to content digitization workflow in various digital management systems, including CONTENTdm, Digital Commons, and ArchivesSpace by providing expertise in descriptive and subject cataloging.
4. Keeps abreast of current standards and emerging technologies to effectively support the organization of, and access to, library resources.
5. Engages in research, scholarly, creative and service activities at levels that are appropriate to faculty rank and departmental tenure/merit criteria.
6. Provides leadership and oversight of departmental assessment and accountability activities related to the library and university strategic plans.
7. Collects data and writes reports for internal and external audiences, including the Library Annual Report.
8. Participates in the selection, hiring, training, supervision, and evaluation of departmental staff in accordance with library and university policies. Supports leadership and learning opportunities for departmental staff.
Non-Essential Job Functions
1. Participates in recruitment and retention activities as appropriate.
2. Serves as a member of the Library Administrative Committee. Serves as needed on other library and university committees.
3. Recommends policy and organizational changes to library administration as needed.
4. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills, and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.
1. Knowledge of, or the ability to learn, university policies and procedures.
2. Knowledge of professional standards and regulations.
3. Knowledge of cataloging procedures and principles including but not limited to: RDA, AACR2, LC classification, LCSH, and bibliographic and authority formats.
4. Knowledge of non-MARC metadata schemas, standards, best practices and their applications, such as Dublin Core and familiarity with BIBFRAME models and evolution of technical services products and services.
5. Knowledge of the Dewey and Superintendent of Documents classification system.
6. Skill in using computer applications including spreadsheets, databases, and word processing software.
7. Ability to work successfully in a complex, changing environment.
8. Ability to effectively market the programs and services of the department.
9. Ability to learn office and university-specific software.
10. Ability to set priorities and complete assignments on time.
11. Ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written form.
12. Ability to establish and maintain a good rapport with university faculty and staff, students, and the general public.
13. Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
14. Ability to maintain currency of knowledge and skills, including adapting to changes in technology and software related to areas of specialization.
A master’s degree in library science from and American Library Association-accredited institution is required.
Required Experience and Training
Three years of related experience is required including experience with national bibliographic utilities such as OCLC, integrated library systems, vendor cataloging services, authority control services, and automated routines for bibliographic maintenance.
Minimum requirements listed are those of the Librarian II rank. Librarian rank is determined by level of experience, professional contributions to the academic and general communities through presentations at professional meetings, professional publications, and service to library organizations.
Experience with Symphony ILS and other institutional repositories and digital management systems such as Digital Commons, CONTENTdm, and ArchivesSpace. Knowledge of the Dewey and Superintendent of Documents classification system.
Special Conditions for Eligibility
This is a security-sensitive position subject to criminal record check.
This is an IT-sensitive position subject to the Computer and Network Security policy.
Salary InformationCommensurate with Experience
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