Oversees daily operations, manages daily workflows and special projects (which encompasses copy and original cataloging of library materials in all formats, including digital, multimedia, special collections material and data-sets), determines best practices for cataloging and descriptive workflows, provides quality control for processed materials utilizing various metadata standards, ensures bibliographic integrity by actively using authority control, updates database records using batch process tools such as MARCEdit, organizes, plans, and coordinates special projects and communicates activities and priorities to colleagues, implements project management plans for new cataloging and metadata initiatives, and directly catalogs some unique collections.
– ALA-accredited MLS or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent
– Significant experience with cataloging operations including original cataloging and quality control
– Significant experience with RDA, AACR2, LCC, LCSH, MARC21, OCLC Connexion
– Cataloging knowledge of at least one foreign language
– Experience with new and evolving information access standards and metadata schemes (Dublin Core, EAD, etc.)
– Significant experience with an integrated library system
– Demonstrated effective supervisory leadership
– Demonstrated successful organization, communication and interpersonal skills
– Strong service orientation and commitment to the profession
– Collegial, team-focused management orientation
– 2-3 years of supervisory experience
– 5 years of professional-level cataloging experience
– Project management experience
– Experience with providing access to digital resources
– NACO training
– Experience working with systems and tools currently in use at Mason Libraries, including: Ex Libris Voyager and Primo, MARCEdit, Luna, Omeka, and DSpace.
12-month professional faculty appointment with rank and salary dependent on qualifications and experience. Health plan options and paid life insurance; several retirement plans, including TIAA-CREF; 24 vacation days and 12 paid holidays; tuition waiver for self and relocation assistance.
For more information please visit library.gmu.edu or ww.gmu.edu/.
All applications for this position (FA391z) MUST be submitted online at the George Mason University employment page <http://jobs.gmu.edu/>. Applicants must submit letter of application, resume, and names, addresses (including e-mail) and phone numbers of three current references. Questions should be directed to Debra Hogan, Executive Assistant to the University Librarian, <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Review of applications begins September 10, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.