Job Requisition Number: 26099. The UC Berkeley Library is an internationally renowned research and teaching facility at one of the nation’s premier public universities. A highly diverse and intellectually rich environment, UC Berkeley serves a community of 30,000 undergraduate students, 11,000 graduate students, and a faculty of 1,500. The Library aims to inspire and connect scholars with people and information to create new knowledge and to develop ideas that change the world. With 25 distinct destinations, including the Doe and Moffitt libraries, The Bancroft Library, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, and an array of subject specialty libraries, the University Library offers services and materials that span the disciplines. The Library provides materials in all formats and offers robust services that connect users with these remarkable resources to inform their research and advance their understanding of the world. With nearly 13 million volumes, almost 100,000 active Library users, and more than 2.6 million online visitors per year, the Library's impact is vast. We are operating with — and investing in — a new strategic vision, which can be viewed at ucberk.li/our-plan
In addition to maintaining the bibliographic aspects of the Library’s catalog OskiCat, the Catalog & Metadata Services Department is responsible for cataloging and physical treatment of all new monographs and serials in all formats and languages (except Chinese, Japanese, and Korean) for the UC Berkeley Main and subject specialty libraries.
Duties: •Creates, upgrades, and evaluates metadata for materials in all formats according to various established standards (primarily RDA and MARC). •May create, upgrade, or otherwise work with non-MARC metadata for digital collections. •Performs complex database maintenance by resolving conflicts, improving, or correcting bibliographic, item, holdings and/or authority records in the UCB online catalog, OskiCat. •Performs problem analysis for NRLF, subject specialty, and other library collections. •Works with special workflows such as: analytics, replacements, and multi-volume monographs. •May contribute authority records to national cooperative cataloging program and/or may perform complex authority and headings work in local database. •Analyzes, evaluates, interprets, and revises or proposes revisions to established guidelines; writes documentation and provides training pertaining to unit procedures and policies. •May serve as a metadata expert liaison to other Library units.•Fluency in English and reading fluency in one or more Western European languages •2+ years of experience with monographic original and copy cataloging in an academic environment •Knowledge of and proven ability to apply current cataloging standards, practices, and tools for original and complex copy cataloging, including but not limited to: RDA, MARC21 formats, Program for Cooperative Cataloging BSR and Policy Statements, Library of Congress Classification and Subject Analysis, Cataloger’s Desktop, and RDA Toolkit •Experience using OCLC and integrated library systems •Excellent analytical and problem solving skills together with attention to detail for complex, possibly repetitive, detail-oriented work •Ability to participate in multiple concurrent projects in a given timeframe, monitor project workflow, provide regular reports or updates as necessary, and meet project deadlines •Must be self-motivated and able to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively, both independently and as well as part of a team.Excellent organizational and time management skills •Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills •Strong service orientation
Education/Training: •Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
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