Metadata and Cataloging Librarian
George Mason University

The George Mason University Libraries seeks a creative, collaborative, and
energetic librarian to complement its Resource Description and Metadata
Services Department. The department is currently transitioning to an era of
greater flexibility in processing electronic and nontraditional library
materials and the adoption of new standards. The successful candidate will
serve as the primary resource for non-MARC metadata and will play a vital role
in establishing practices and standards for non-MARC metadata creation across
the libraries.


Duties Include: establishing procedures for creation and maintenance of
metadata for digital and nontraditional library collections; working with
other library departments to establish procedures for metadata creation;
perform quality control on metadata for digital collections; transform
metadata using XSLT for ingest into our institutional repository and digital
collections platform; maintaining knowledge of current description standards
such as RDA, Linked Data/BIBFRAME, and emerging metadata standards; guiding
and training library staff in adoption of these trends; and serving on library
committees and teams as assigned; may manage student assistants. As a member
of the RDMS department, the successful candidate is also expected to catalog
some library materials using traditional rules (RDA, LCSH, LCC, MARC21, NACO
authority work, etc.). This position reports to the Head, Resource Description
& Metadata Services.

Required Qualifications:

  * An ALA-accredited MLS or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent at the time of appointment
  * Demonstrated experience with Dublin Core, MARC21, AACR2, RDA, LCSH, LCC
  * Experience transforming XML metadata with XSLT
  * Experience with an XML editor such as Oxygen
  * Familiarity with authority work
  * An understanding of controlled vocabularies, taxonomies, and ontologies
  * Good organizational skills & attention to detail
  * Excellent written and oral communication skills
  * Experience working in a team environment
Preferred Qualifications:

  * Experience with EAD, MODS, VRA Core
  * NACO training
  * Knowledge of or experience with designing macros
  * An awareness of cataloging issues and trends, especially Linked Data and BIBFRAME
  * Knowledge of integrated library systems and content management systems
  * Supervisory experience
  * Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language
Appointment/Benefits/Application Information:

12-month professional faculty appointment with rank dependent on
qualifications and experience. Salary: competitive and commensurate with
qualifications, experience, and rank. Benefits information and application
instructions are available at All applications for this position
(FA606z) MUST be submitted online at Review of applications
will begin on August 1, 2014, and will continue until the position is filled.
Questions should be directed to Debra Hogan, Executive Assistant to the
University Librarian, at [log in to unmask]

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