Job Title: Catalog and Metadata Services Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor)
Job ID: 20619
Location: City College of New York
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
FACULTY VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
The City College of New York is seeking a Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian who will focus on the creation, maintenance, and enrichment of metadata representing the Library's digital, physical, and virtual collections. The Librarian manages the ongoing work of the Cataloging Department and is responsible for the cataloging of materials in all formats, including print and digital resources. The Librarian works closely with colleagues to evaluate and document policies, procedures and workflows for cataloging, database maintenance and non-MARC metadata creation within the library. The Librarian collaborates with Library Systems and Digital Services, Archives and Special Collections, and other departments to help establish metadata policies and procedures for digital projects. Additionally, the Librarian serves as a forward-thinking leader within and beyond Library Technical Services on matters of resource description and metadata management. The Librarian also supervises the Materials processing and Preservation department.
Examples of Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Manages daily work of the cataloging department including original cataloging, copy cataloging, metadata creation, and database maintenance; supervises, trains and evaluates student and library staff.
Responsible for oversight of all aspects of record quality and catalog integrity.
Performs original and copy cataloging, creates and maintains metadata for library materials in all formats, including books, serials, audio-visual, digital and electronic resources.
Creates original bibliographic and non-MARC metadata records following RDA, AACR2, Library of Congress Classification Schedules and subject headings and other non-MARC metadata related formats (e.g., Dublin Core).
Works with Library Systems and Digital Services in identifying and creating record format specifications and developing procedures for importing/exporting, batch data processing, publishing, and integrating records from multiple sources in MARC and non-MARC schema.
Performs global data changes as necessary in Aleph and Alma.
Works closely with the serials librarian in cataloging electronic resources and activating link resolution services in Alma.
Develops policy, goals, and procedures for the cataloging department.
Compiles and analyzes annual cataloging statistics for reporting to internal and external agencies.
Develops training materials and documentation for library staff in the application of metadata standards and cataloging policy and procedures.
Maintains knowledge of and engages in continuous professional development to keep up with current and developing standards and practices for metadata and cataloging.
Serves as liaison and leads efforts between internal and external partners on collaborative cataloging and metadata projects such as interdisciplinary data sets, department collections.
May manage Federal Government Depository Library Program.
May participate in the delivery of reference service by staffing the reference desk and in teaching Information Literacy sessions.
Serves on library and university committees.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution. If appointed as Instructor, the candidate will be expected to complete an additional graduate degree within 5 years.
Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution AND second Master's Degree or Ph.D. degree. Also required are the ability to teach successfully, interest in productive scholarship or creative achievement, and ability to cooperate with others for the good of the institution.
Additional Qualifications (All):
Previous experience with academic library cataloging and metadata creation of material in all formats, including electronic/digital resources
Previous experience using cataloging standards and tools such as AACR2/RDA, MARC, LCC, LCSH, MARC21 and OCLC Connexion
Previous experience in creating and editing non-MARC metadata using standards and schema such as Dublin Core, EAD, etc.
Previous experience with integrated library systems or unified resource management systems, and online bibliographic utilities
Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging standards and tools including AACR2/RDA, LCC, LCSH, MARC21, FRBR, OCLC WorldCat, and OCLC Connexion
Demonstrated knowledge of one or more non-MARC metadata schemes such as Dublin Core, EAD, METS, MODS, etc.
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (especially MS Excel)
Proven ability and willingness to share expertise with colleagues
Strong service orientation and awareness of end user needs as related to cataloging policies and procedures
Preferred Qualifications (All):
Experience with metadata issues related to the discovery of academic resources with next-generation discovery platforms and other web-based search engines
Experience planning and implementing metadata schema for digital collections
Demonstrated effective supervisory or leadership experience
Two or more years of professional experience as a cataloging librarian in a college or university library
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.
HOW TO APPLY
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Candidates should provide a CV/resume and statement of scholarly interests.
Open until filled with review of applications to begin July 5, 2019.
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Internal Number: 20619
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