Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries and Museums are looking for a smart, motivated, user-focused, and innovative team member for the position of Content Management Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the Content Management Librarian provides guidance and leadership to the team tasked with making our Special Collections available to the Hopkins user community as well as to the broader world. The Content Management Librarian provides leadership in the department with regard to serials cataloging. The position also collaborates closely with the Digital Content Metadata Specialist, Special Collections and Archives staff, and Digitization staff to further digital scholarship at Johns Hopkins. The position plays an important role in helping to design and streamline departmental guidelines and workflows, and contributes the broader library by participating in projects and committees.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Performs original cataloging and classification of materials acquired for the Sheridan Libraries special and general collections.
Collaborates with the Digital Content Metadata Specialist on metadata remediation projects related to the libraries' institutional repository and archival management system.
Collaborates with Special Collections staff in setting priorities and coordinating cataloging of special collections materials.
Provides leadership and oversight of all serials cataloging.
Applies RDA Rules, OCLC guidelines, and the library's local interpretation thereof in local policies and procedures.
Works collaboratively with library and museum groups as well as with other technical services managers in developing and implementing projects, procedures, planning workflows, and establishing priorities and policies.
Assists in brainstorming new ideas for improved productivity and training staff on new solutions.
Keeps abreast of changes, updates, and revisions to international cataloging codes and standards.
Contributes to library-wide initiatives and activities; serves on library committees.
Undertakes special projects as needed.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
ALA accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent degree and minimum 3 years related work experience required.
Working knowledge of current and emerging national cataloging standards (e.g., RDA, Library of Congress Classification, LCSH, FAST).
Demonstrated knowledge of authority control practices.
Reading knowledge of at least one Western European language.
Experience with OCLC and an integrated library system.
Knowledge of online catalog management procedures and techniques.
Knowledge of MARC and other metadata schemes and evolving standards.
Strong service orientation.
Demonstrated organizational, analytical, problem solving, communication, and training skills.
Flexibility and initiative in carrying out assignments in a rapidly changing environment.
Ability to prioritize work to ensure that departmental and library goals are realized.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team in a production-oriented, dynamic environment, and with a commitment to professional development and growth.
Project management experience.
Familiarity with FRBR.
Reading knowledge of Latin and/or Greek.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Competencies:
Demonstrates an understanding of the enduring value and importance of special collections to the world's cultural and intellectual heritage.
Describes special collections materials in accordance with institutional policies and current metadata best practices in special collections, archival, and museum communities; negotiates the relationship between professional practices and local implementation of these practices based on user needs.
Possesses a working knowledge of the history, theory, and best practices relating to materials found in special collections research libraries.
Describes serial publications according to national policies and institutional practice.
Promotes the use of special collections through outreach, advocacy, and collaboration.
Supports and promotes digital scholarship initiatives.
Engages with and supports diverse user populations.
Engages with professional organizations and provides leadership within the professional community.
Ensures that materials are appropriately and effectively processed and described, by applying a knowledge of bibliographic principles, book history, book arts, subject and historical context surrounding the creation and use of materials, physical characteristics, and production techniques of special collections materials.
Determines appropriate processing and description levels and practices in light of assessed user needs and informed by knowledge of institutional priorities and resources; ensures that description is made available to patrons in a timely manner and understands the role of access and retrieval in making descriptive decisions.
Develops and maintains knowledge of current and evolving standards, guidelines, rules, best practices, tools, and trends regarding processing and describing special collections materials in all formats.
Applies knowledge of data management platforms and data models, such as integrated library systems, bibliographic utilities, digital repositories, linked open data, and federated, web-based platforms, in order to facilitate information retrieval and intellectual access to special collections materials.
Contributes to the development of local procedures concerning acquisitions, prioritization for processing, shelf preparation, collections management, and preservation for special collections materials in all formats.
The Sheridan Libraries and University Museums are strongly committed to diversity. A strategic goal of the Libraries and Museums is to work toward achieving diversity when recruiting new staff and promoting existing staff. The Libraries and Museums prize initiative, creativity, professionalism, and teamwork. For information on the Sheridan Libraries, visit www.library.jhu.edu.For information on Evergreen Museum and Library and Homewood Museum, visit www.museums.jhu.edu.
Classified Title: Librarian III Working Title: Content Management Librarian Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PD Starting Salary Range: $58,695 to $80,628 per year Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon- Fri, 8:30am - 5:00pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10000074-Technical Services Personnel area: Libraries
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