Please excuse list duplications. For anyone interested, here is a job
posting for a Database Management Librarian at my employer, Temple



Doreva Belfiore
Digital Projects Librarian
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA


Database Management Librarian


The Temple University Libraries seek an energetic and service-oriented
individual for the position of Database Management Librarian. Temple’s
federated library system holds memberships in ARL, CNI, CRL and OCLC and
serves an urban research university with over 1,800 full-time faculty and a
student body of 38,000--among the most diverse in the nation.  For more
information about Temple and Philadelphia, visit <>

Reporting to the Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services, the Database
Management Librarian will manage, optimize, and migrate metadata for our
catalog and discovery layer.  S/he will perform batch-loading and quality
control in our Innovative Interfaces Millennium ILS, for Summon, and for
other external systems.  S/he will also work with other departments and
affiliate libraries to design and implement standards and workflows in the
ILS and other TUL databases; plan for and manage work with third-party
authority control vendors and metadata providers; and serve as a technical
resource to research, prototype and troubleshoot metadata streams.  The
Database Management librarian will lead our transition from AACR2
cataloging and authority work to Resource Description and Access (RDA) and
any transition to a next-generation library system, whether MARC or

Additional responsibilities will include:

·         Manage physical processing of withdrawn, transferred, and
selected new materials and associated management of records

·         Manage vendor relations, batch-loading, and quality control of
our FDLP and Pa. state document collections

·         Supervise 1 full-time staff member and student assistants

·         Document current practices and procedures as a basis for
transition to new procedures and environments

·         Cataloging (copy or original) as needed

·         Other training and documentation tasks as needed

·         The incumbent will participate in library-wide activities and
committees, and is expected to be active professionally.  S/he also will be
expected to meet requirements for contract renewals, promotion, and regular
appointment and

perform other duties as assigned.

*Required Education and Experience:***

·         ALA-accredited MLS

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*Required Skills and Abilities:*

·         Cataloging Experience

·         Experience with OCLC bibliographic utility/Connexion interface(s)

·         Knowledge of the new cataloging standard (RDA and FRBR)

·         Knowledge of digitization projects and standards

*Preferred Skills and Abilities:***

·         Two or more years of professional cataloging experience

·         Experience with Innovative Interfaces Millennium, including load

·         Experience with non-MARC metadata (such as Dublin Core, MODS,

·         NACO  training

·         Training/Experience in scripting or other database management
automation or crosswalks--for example MarcEdit

·         Experience in training or documentation

·         Knowledge of one or more W. European or other language(s)

·         Supervisory experience


Competitive salary and benefits package, including relocation allowance.  Rank
and salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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*To apply: *

To apply for this position, please visit, click on
and reference TU-16182.  For full consideration, please submit your
completed electronic application, along with a cover letter and resume. Review
of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position
is filled.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with
a strong commitment to cultural diversity.