The Curtis Laws Wilson Library at Missouri University of Science and Technology is seeking collaborative, knowledgeable, and service-oriented applicants for the position of Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian. The successful candidate will have experience in metadata and cataloging and be ready for the next step of career advancement. The Librarian manages a department and will be leading it into it into a post-MARC future. The relatively small size of the library means there will be many opportunities to work in cross-functional teams as well as play a leadership role in initiatives to lead the library forward.
Oversees traditional cataloging processes in the ILS as well as metadata processes in the institutional repository, Scholars’ Mine. Supervises and trains two paraprofessional staff members. Collaborates with institutional repository librarian on development of metadata standards and digitization projects. Coordinates and processes vendor-supplied authority reports for errors, provides corrections, and notes trends for reporting to the University of Missouri System Quality Catalog Committee. Monitors editing and loading MARC record loads of selected electronic products as well as troubleshoot access problems as appropriate. Learns new software and computer skills as needed for cataloging and metadata initiatives, including batch review and editing. Creates crosswalks as needed to process metadata. Requires the ability to work cooperatively in a team environment.
Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree. One year of professional experience in a cataloging or metadata-related position. Strong communication skills, cataloging experience, experience and knowledge of different metadata schemes, ability and desire to learn new technologies to help library move into post-MARC universe. Grasp of how different components (ILS, discovery layer, knowledgebase) fit together. Self-directed. Excellent team-member.
Preferred: Two or more years of professional cataloging experience. Management skills, Skills in batch manipulating metadata (Excel, OpenRefine). Experience in Innovative Interfaces. Experience processing authority reports. Experience using and creating crosswalks. Experience with the bepress Digital Commons repository platform.
Interested candidates should electronically submit an application consisting of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of leadership philosophy, and complete contact information for five references to the Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Human Resource Office at http://hr.mst.edu/careers/academic/[hr.mst.edu] . Application review will begin on November 16, 2015, and will continue until the position is filled. All submitted application materials must have the Job ID Number 00017983 in order to be processed. Hardcopy applications will not be accepted.
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