Assistant Coordinator of Metadata Services
Queens Library
Jamaica, New York

The Assistant Coordinator of Metadata services, manages, supervises and trains
a small team of full-time direct reports. Provides departmental and team
leadership. Recommends and implements best practices. Produces original and
copy cataloging in various media and languages. Has responsibilities in the
areas of catalog maintenance and authority control. Performs batch loads and
data manipulations. Trains and supervises staff on RDA cataloging, as well as
VRA and EAD cataloging for archival materials (maps, photographs, manuscripts,
musical scores, etc.) and database authority searching. Maintains up-to-date
knowledge of clerical functions including work form creation, preparation of
new books, multimedia collections and other materials. Supervises, develops
and evaluates staff in accordance with the Library's performance evaluation
standards. Maintains quality control and ensures productivity output
standards. Creates MARC records for serials, monographs, A/V materials, maps
and musical scores. Searches for records and enhances when needed. Creation of
original authority records including corporate, series title, and personal
name records. Review, correct and input other cataloguer name authorities.
Serve as primary technical contact for internal staff and stakeholders within
Queens Library and to organizations outside the library. Serve as contact for
vendors in the absence of the Coordinator. Works closely with Office Associate
III(3)'s and other Supervising Librarians to ensure smooth and optimum flow of
materials. Prepares and submits monthly and other periodic statistical
reports. Assists Coordinator of Metadata Services with the implementation of
new standards, hardware, software and other projects. Must maintain up-to-date
expertise in the rapidly changing Information field, taking a lead on behalf
of the library to bring new developments and standards into the library's
practices. Train staff on new technologies and best practices around the
adoption of Bibframe and other linked data projects. Coordinates database
maintenance, batch processes, record overlays, writes data transformation
programs, and conducts authority control. Troubleshooting and quality control
of ILS for patron online and front line staff. Coordinates with ITD staff
working to improve the library's search and discovery layer. Performs other
duties as required.


ALA accredited MLS/MLIS degree, eligibility for a New York State Public
Librarian's Certificate required. A minimum of one year of management
experience including direct responsibility for the performance management,
coaching, and feedback of staff required. Previous cataloging required,
especially MARC and VRA formats, Microsoft Office Suite, and fluency with ILS
and DAMS with Virtua and Vital preferred. NACO and BIBCO experience and
familiarity with XML preferred. Fluency in a second language spoken in Queens
is preferred. Able to perform independently, be self-motivated, and juggle
multiple tasks with a positive attitude. Attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to work well as a team member. Willingness to adapt to new
technologies and processes.

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