Job Identification: 1247 Locations: , , , , Job Schedule: Full time Job Category: Library Administration
Under the direction of the Head of Cataloging, the Metadata Assistant catalogs (original and copy cataloging), classifies, performs bibliographic maintenance and authority verification of library materials in any format. The Assistant is responsible for the training and supervision of cataloging students and assists in training and supervising part-time cataloging staff. The Metadata Assistant assists in planning and implementation of collection management projects, including collection weeding and processing of withdrawn materials, maintains current awareness of cataloging standards and practices, and participates in special projects as needed. The Metadata Assistant will work in a highly-supportive and collegial culture that encourages active participation in meaningful and valuable skills training and professional development. This includes workshops, committee memberships, and engagement in programs that support the Library's mission and its inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA) goals, while building connections and partnerships across DePaul's wider academic and user community.
What You'll Do:
Cataloging -- Performs bibliographic control duties, including original and copy cataloging of library materials in any format, classifies and performs bibliographic maintenance. Uses Alma Analytics for reports and statistical analysis. Resolves problems relating to cataloging and materials processing and assists in database maintenance and clean-up. In conjunction with other Collections and Digital Services staff helps establish and implement bibliographic control best practices and workflows; helps investigate additional solutions for bibliographic control of resources; and helps design and implement batch processes for record load and updating.
Collection Maintenance -- Participates in overall collection maintenance for the university libraries' collections, consulting with Collections and Digital Services, Access Services, Reference and Instruction, and/or other library staff or department as needed. Assists in planning and implementation of collection maintenance projects, including collection weeding and processing of withdrawn materials. Updates OCLC bibliographic databases to reflect accurate bibliographic and holdings information.
Student and Part-Time Staff Management -- Hires, trains and/or supervises student and part-time cataloging assistants in performing bibliographic maintenance tasks, physical processing of materials, and other projects as assigned.
What You'll Need:
Minimum: â¢ Bachelor's degree â¢ Minimum 1-2 years of experience working in library technical services, including cataloging Preferred: â¢ Knowledge of OCLC, I-Share, MARC format, RDA, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Dewey classification â¢Experience and willingness to work with automated library systems, bibliographic utilities, and tools for batch processing metadata, including OCLC, Alma, MARCEdit, and others â¢ Library Science coursework
Demonstrated ability to communicate and effectively interact with people across cultural identities and foster an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming environment.
Working for a stable and well-known University that values diversity and inclusion.
Top choice medical, dental, and vision benefits.
Retirement plan matching contribution of 10%.
Tuition waivers for employees and dependents.
Generous paid time off, sick time, holidays, floating holidays, and more!
For consideration, please include a resume and cover letter.
Diversity and Inclusion Statement: Guided by an ethic of Vincentian personalism and professionalism, DePaul compassionately upholds the dignity of all members of its diverse, multi-faith, and inclusive community. We seek to hire collaborative, open-minded, and dedicated professionals who are committed to advancing our university mission to making education accessible to all, with special attention to including underserved and underrepresented communities. Successful candidates thrive in an environment where ideas and perspectives representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds and experiences are welcome and supported.
Required Background Check:
Employment at DePaul University is contingent on passing a background check. Only final candidates who are extended an offer of employment will undergo a background check.
Mandated Reporting of Child Abuse & Neglect:
Upon accepting an offer of employment with the university, you will also be required to sign an Acknowledgement of Mandated Reporter Status at the time of hire. A mandated reporter is required to make a report to the Illinois DCFS Hotline whenever there is reasonable cause to believe that a child known to them in their professional or official capacity may be abused or neglected. For more information, please visit the following pages:
Illinois Department of Children & Family Services (DCFS) Illinois Abused and Neglected Child Reporting Act
DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.
At DePaul University, we are looking for candidates who want to join us in our mission to provide access to education for all. Successful candidates welcome ideas and perspectives from colleagues and students representing a wide variety of cultures, backgrounds, religious beliefs, and experiences. We seek collaborative, open-minded and hard working professionals to work in a real world urban learning environment. Are you exceptional, yet modest and open to challenges? We seek achievers and leaders that want to bring their passion and skills to our well-respected community of approachable colleagues. Build your career with us. DePaul University is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, genetic information or any other legally protected status, in accordance with applicable federal, state and local EEO laws.