Reference/Cataloging Librarian – DSFederal, Inc. – Washington, DC

Description

The Reference/Cataloging Librarian shall conduct tasks as outlined below to support the National Transportation Library.

Requirements

Support the development and implementation of the National Transportation Library customer response and cataloguing procedures as approved by the government., by conducting the following tasks:

Answering questions received on the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) public phone number

• Reference/Cataloging Librarian will ensure that BTS public line is answered at all times during the period 8:30 AM-5:00 PM ET, Monday-Friday, excluding Federal Holidays

• Reference/Cataloging Librarians will ensure that, in instances in which they cannot answer the questions posed by the caller, they will capture the question and refer that question appropriately

• Reference/Cataloging Librarian will check voicemail and respond to respond to the question/comment received within 24 hours of the next business hour after the voicemail was received

• Reference/Cataloging Librarians will record all questions received and the subsequent actions taken, and responses given in the National Transportation Library’s Ask-A-Librarian system

Responding to questions received online

• Reference/Cataloging Librarians will ensure that all written questions and/or comments received through the Ask-A-Librarian form or via answers@dot.gov receive a response within 24 hours of the next business hour after they are received

• Reference/Cataloging Librarians will ensure that, in instances in which they cannot answer the questions posed by the caller, they will capture the question and refer that question appropriately

• Reference/Cataloging Librarian s will record the questions received and the subsequent actions taken, and responses given in the National Transportation Library’s Ask-A-Librarian system

Cataloging/indexing digital items

• Each Reference/Cataloging Librarian will produce 1.5 cataloging records per hour for each hour they are not working on Tasks 1 & 2

As required by the National Transportation Library, the Reference/Cataloging Librarians will also perform the following:

  • Copy cataloging items at the minimum rate of 4.5 records per hour
  • Authoring valid .json metadata files, where necessary, for cataloged datasets, in compliance with Project Open Data metadata schema, at a rate of 1 metadata file per hour.
  • Under direction of NTL Data Curator, review data management plans for conformance to DOT Public Access guidelines.
  • Proactively researching and acquiring new datasets for the NTL repository.
  • Authority control and catalog maintenance activities
  • Transportation Research Thesaurus or other taxonomy team meetings, conference calls, and/or research
  • Configuration of new or existing software or development of new web applications that leverages datasets or collections for which Reference/Cataloging Librarian is responsible.
  • Participation on standards review and development activities for metadata and data catalog management (i.e., NTL’s Dublin Core schema, NTL’s MARC to Dublin Core mapping, standards in DCMI’s metadata registry, etc.)
  • Activities with stakeholders (user training, answering questions, committee meetings, outreach through social media, etc.)
  • Professional development (training or conferences)

Technical Skills Required

Expertise in Librarian Cataloging and Reference; articulate in verbal and written communications.

Experience Required

Need to have at least 10 years’ experience with online digital library systems and 3 years’ experience in phone response center operations.

Education:

Master’s Degree

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