Metadata and Scholarly Publishing Librarian
George Washington University
Washington, D.C.

The George Washington University's Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library seeks a
librarian to manage all cataloging and organization of the current collections
and content of the library, including all types and formats of materials, and
the institutional repository. The position also participates in the Library's
instructional program as an Informatics Tutor, serves as a Library Liaison and
on library-wide committees. The Metadata Services Librarian reports to the
Associate Director, Collections and Access Services and is a member of the
library operations management team.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Develops and creates metadata for Himmelfarb Library's institutional
repository, the Health Sciences Research Commons, coordinating with the
Acquisitions and Resource Sharing Librarian on input of resources to the
system. Collaborates with health sciences departments to solicit and organize
resources for the IR. Supports the University's Open Access policy for
archiving scholarly output.

2. Organizes initiatives that support the scholarly publishing lifecycle, as

3. Supports the faculty with the creation of metadata for their data sets.

4. Plans and directs the work of staff responsible for the cataloging,
classification and organization of library materials in all formats (including
monographs, serials, analytics, electronic resources, audiovisuals, and

5. Oversees the creation and management of bibliographic and authority files
and item records.

6. Performs original and copy cataloging using OCLC Connexion, RDA, MeSH, and
LC classification. Authority records/files include MeSH, LC name, and series.

7. Maintains current knowledge of the development of national and
international cataloging, metadata, and linked data standards. Provides
leadership within the library on the organization of information.

8. Participates in the Library's instructional program as an Informatics

9. Participates in the Library's Liaison Program, working with one or more
departments as assigned within the guidelines and expectations of the program.

10. Oversees compilation of cataloging statistics.

11. Coordinates with the Electronic Resources & Instructional Librarian and
the Serials & Systems Librarian to ensure that the catalog and electronic
resources are synchronized.

12. Collaborates with the Acquisitions and Resource Sharing Librarian on
projects related to maintenance of the print collections.

13. Manages the current monographic holdings records in bibliographic
utilities such as OCLC and WRLC Library Services.

14. Writes, revises, and implements cataloging procedures and maintains an
updated procedures and position manual accessible on shared drive, intranet or
other system utilized to ensure its availability to all within the library.

15. Maintains knowledge of current trends in librarianship and advances in
technology and implementation in the library.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. Masters in Library or Information Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited

2. Experience in developing and/or managing an institutional repository

3. Familiarity with emergence of institutional repositories, including issues,
policies, service models, and strategies securing appropriate content.

4. 3-4 years' experience cataloging in all formats using an integrated library
system and OCLC Connexion.

5. Working knowledge of MARC21 bibliographic and authority formats; RDA; LC
classification schedules; use, interpretation, and application of LC subject
headings (LCSH) and/or NLM subject headings (MeSH).

6. Working knowledge of metadata standards and schema used to describe and
manage digital collections.

7. Knowledge of current trends in libraries.

8. Working experience with Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

9. Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.

10. Ability to solve problems and to work collaboratively

Advertised Salary:

Salary will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Other Information:

Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard
background screening.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please complete an online application and upload a cover letter and a current
CV or resume, and provide the names and complete contact information for at
least three (3) professional references. Review of applications will begin on
June 4, 2015, and continue until the position is filled. Only complete
applications will be considered.

Department Link:

EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer
that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on
the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability,
veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any
other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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