The Loyola Notre Dame Library has an exciting opportunity for an experienced librarian to join the Collections / Access Services Department. The job description is pasted into the text of this message.
Cataloging & Metadata Librarian
The Loyola Notre Dame Library<http://www.loyola.edu/library/indexl.htm> seeks a dynamic, creative, and experienced librarian to join our Cataloging & Metadata unit. The Cataloging & Metadata Librarian will provide strategic direction and innovative leadership in metadata services for a unit actively engaged in meeting evolving trends in information, organization, discovery, and access.
The successful candidate will work collaboratively with other units in the library, including Technology Services and Archives and Special Collections, to establish best practices supporting discovery and stewardship of physical and digital collections by undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland <http://www.loyola.edu/> and Notre Dame of Maryland University <http://www.ndm.edu/>.
The candidate will coordinate cataloging operations, recommend and implement metadata schema, provide training and awareness relative to the creation and use of metadata records, and develop metadata policies, procedures, and workflows. The Cataloging & Metadata Librarian is expected to maintain an awareness of national practices, research, and trends, including linked data and digital scholarship metadata, and understand the implications for local and consortial practices. The successful candidate will supervise and evaluate unit staff and students. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Collections & Access Services.
- Implement a nationally accepted metadata standards infrastructure to ensure that all content is discoverable and accessible using best practices to create policies, procedures, and workflows;
- Coordinate cataloging operations including batch loads, bibliographic maintenance, and collection maintenance;
- Together with colleagues in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions<http://usmai.org/> develop and maintain cataloging policies, maintenance standards, and best practices for a shared ILS environment;
- Collaborate with other library units and with faculty to facilitate the advancement and support of digital scholarship and data management projects;
- Perform original cataloging for unique materials in all formats;
- Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making and support institutional, state, and national reporting;
- Supervise, train, and evaluate Cataloging & Metadata staff;
- Maintain an awareness of emerging trends in cataloging and metadata at the national level and their implications for local and consortial practices;
- Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty;
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science;
- 2+ years original cataloging/metadata creation experience in an academic library within the last five years;
- Experience with classification standards (LCSH), authority records, and current cataloging rules and standards (e.g., AACR2, RDA, MARC, DACS);
- Experience with national bibliographic utilities (OCLC), integrated library systems, and digital content management systems;
- Experience with traditional and emerging metadata standards, technologies, and specifications, including metadata crosswalks;
- Strong interpersonal communication skills related to outreach, relationship-building, and collaboration;
- Experience supervising staff;
- Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
- Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.
- Working knowledge of XML and other related technologies;
- Knowledge of emerging metadata transfer specifications such OAI-PMH or OAI-ORE;
- Familiarity with data management issues and trends including methods of organizing and managing research data as well as consulting on data management plans;
- Experience operating in a consortial library environment;
- Demonstrated effective project management skills;
- Experience using MarcEdit and Macro Express;
- Working knowledge of Ex Libris’ Aleph.
About the Library:
The Loyola Notre Dame Library<http://www.loyola.edu/library/indexl.htm>, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions <http://usmai.org/> and serves Loyola University Maryland <http://www.loyola.edu/> and Notre Dame of Maryland University <http://www.ndm.edu/>. The library serves as an integral part of the campuses by providing information services and resources to support the academic programs and educational concerns of the two institutions. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities <http://www.ajcunet.edu/institutions/>, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning. Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a student population of over 6,000 FTE.
The Library offers an excellent benefit package that includes medical, access to dental, life, disability insurance, and TIAA retirement. Librarians also receive support for professional development. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check.
The Loyola Notre Dame Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, or age.
Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Cataloging & Metadata Librarian” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org.