Resource Description Specialist – American University – Washington, DC

American University Library currently has two full-time openings for Resource Description Specialists. The listings, with further information about qualifications and requirements, can be found at  https://jobs.american.edu/JobPostings.aspx

The Resource Description Specialist (position #1799)  (https://jobs.american.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=5158) is responsible for copy-cataloging materials in multiple formats, creating metadata for items in AU’s institutional repository and carrying out special projects within the Resource Description Unit. The successful candidate for this position will have excellent problem-solving skills, an eye for detail, and strong communication skills.

The Resource Description Specialist (position #1803) (https://jobs.american.edu/JobPosting.aspx?JPID=5159) is responsible for copy-cataloging materials in multiple formats and contributing to Resource Description Unit projects. Additionally, this position is responsible for administering the Electronic Theses and Dissertations submission program, including serving as the campus administrator for the ProQuest ETD Administrator system, providing formatting assistance to students, and working directly with representatives from AU’s various schools and colleges to facilitate the submission workflow. The successful candidate for this position will have excellent interpersonal skills and the desire and ability to work well with students and cross-departmental teams. Additional skill requirements include excellent problem-solving skills, eye for detail, customer service skills, and presentation skills.

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