Job Title Librarian II (Head of Cataloging and Metadata Services)
Classification Title LIBRARIAN II
Tenure Information Tenure 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
6. Provides leadership and oversight of departmental assessment and
accountability activities related to the library and university strategic
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Salary Information Commensurate with Experience
Posting Detail Information
Posting Number F2019-082
Posting Open Date
Review Start Date
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Three professional references are required. Finalists will do a 20-30
minute presentation on a topic to be determined. Please complete the
references section on the online application.
Posting Quick Link http://careers.sfasu.edu/postings/4071
Contact Name Shirley Dickerson
Contact Phone (936) 468-1414
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Contact Information Applicants will be contacted by the hiring department
if selected for an interview If you have specific questions about this job
posting, please contact HR at (936) 468-2304.