Cataloging and Metadata Librarian (College of William and Mary, Swem Library)

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian (College of William and Mary, Swem Library)

The Earl Gregg Swem Library, http://swem.wm.edu, at the College of William and Mary is seeking a creative, enthusiastic professional to join the staff of the Cataloging Department as a Cataloging and Metadata Librarian.This position reports to the Head of Cataloging.

William & Mary is the second oldest college in the nation, a public institution offering a world-class education and regularly ranked among the top tier institutions. The College, adjacent to historic Colonial Williamsburg, is approximately 150 miles south of Washington, D.C. and located midway between Richmond and Norfolk, offering the ideal setting for a modern, collegiate atmosphere.

The College is committed to offering its employees a program of benefits that fosters well-being and acknowledges the need for balance in the work, family and personal lives of employees which, in turn, enables and sustains a productive workplace.This includes 24 days of annual leave per year in addition to 12 paid holidays. This is a non-tenure professional faculty position with a salary range of $44,000 – $50,000, that is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian will be responsible for providing organization and bibliographic control for library materials in all formats. The position provides expertise and training in the use of metadata schemas for the cataloging of digital content; works collaboratively with the Cataloging Department and the Special Collections Research Center; stays current with trends and developments in cataloging and metadata; and provides leadership in adopting new technologies and new procedures to assure best practice.

*Required Qualifications:*Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent from an American Library Association accredited program or international equivalent at time of appointment; experience with integrated library systems performing original and complex copy cataloging; experience creating, reviewing, and editing metadata for digital collections; knowledge of the definition, structure, and formats of information; knowledge of the principles of cataloging, subject analysis, classification, and authority control; knowledge of current and emerging national and international cataloging, archival and metadata standards and practices, including AACR2, RDA, FRBR, LCSH, LC classifications; knowledge of and experience with MARC and non-MARC metadata schema; demonstrated organizational, analytical, decision-making, problem-solving, and planning skills; ability to serve as a subject matter expert on cataloging and metadata practice; ability to train and supervise staff and students in the application of cataloging and metadata standards; and ability to communicate well, both orally and in writing.

*Preferred Qualifications:*Experience as a cataloger in an academic library; reading knowledge of at least one foreign language, preferably non-Roman; experience with Sirsi/Dynix, OCLC Connexion and WorldCat databases; experience in the development and application of metadata crosswalks and data conversion routines; knowledge of one or more digital repository systems, linked data and semantic web concepts; supervisory experience; ability to participate in the development, evaluation, documentation, and implementation of cataloging and metadata policies, standards, goals, and procedures.

See https://jobs.wm.edu/applicants/jsp/shared/Welcome_css.jsp for vacancy announcement and details on the application process.

The College of William and Mary is an EEO/AA Employer and conducts background checks on applicants for employment.

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