The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian is responsible for managing the cataloging and metadata operations for the multiple site library system, including overseeing copy cataloging and metadata schema for the institutional repository. This position is responsible for original cataloging for both the Downers Grove, IL and Glendale, AZ campuses and completing copy cataloging and acquisitions processes including receiving and physical processing for the Downers Grove, IL campus. The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian also coordinates copy cataloging and acquisitions processes for the Glendale campus. This position is responsible for creating and maintaining local practice for library catalog and institutional repository metadata. The office hours are M-F, 8:30AM – 5:00PM. The position reports to the Technical Services Manager.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Catalog, classify, and assign subject headings to library materials in accordance with local and national standards, including perform original and copy cataloging of library materials on integrated library system and OCLC
- Supervise and perform maintenance, data entry, and quality control of library system catalog, institutional repository, and collections.
- Complete copy cataloging and acquisitions processes including receiving and physical processing for the Downers Grove campus.
- Coordinate copy cataloging and acquisitions processes for the Glendale campus.
- Coordinate and maintain inventory of library system holdings on local and national online bibliographic databases
- Create and maintain cataloging and metadata manual.
- Assist in the planning and coordination of new and ongoing projects for the library system
- Participate in collection development, reference, and other library services as needed
- Serve as a resource person on matters pertaining to collection and database maintenance in the department
- Develop and maintain relevant reports for the department
- Maintain knowledge of library technical services trends, including metadata, such as linked data and BIBframe
- Provide reference service via chat, phone and in person.
- Other duties may be assigned
This position has no direct supervisory responsibilities.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. This individual must be able to work in a constant state of alertness and safe manner and must have regular, predictable, in-person attendance. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Education and/or Experience
A Masters degree in Library/Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution and 2-4 years' relevant knowledge and work experience in applying cataloging and classification standards, such as RDA/AACR2, MARC, LCC, LCSH, and MeSH. Experience planning and implementing metadata schema for digital collections. Experience in training and/or teaching. Experience working in a team and customer service oriented environment. Experience with Sierra, Figshare, and research information management systems a plus. Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Computer proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, Outlook), Sierra or ILS/cataloging software, web navigation skills and searching skills.
High skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals,
technical procedures or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information to top management, and boards of directors
High skills: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.
Basic skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to interpret bar graphs.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to climb or balance. The employee is regularly required to stand, walk, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk and hear. The employee must frequently lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
Midwestern University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not discriminate against an employee or applicant based upon race; color; religion; creed; national origin or ancestry; ethnicity; sex (including pregnancy); gender (including gender expressions, gender identity; and sexual orientation); marital status; age; disability; citizenship; past, current, or prospective service in the uniformed services; genetic information; or any other protected class, in accord with all federal, state and local laws, including 41 C.F.R. 60-1.4(a), 250.5(a), 300.5(a) and 741.5(a). Midwestern University complies with the Smoke-Free Arizona Act (A.R.S. 36-601.01) and the Smoke Free Illinois Act (410 ILCS 82/). Midwestern University complies with the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 and Arizona Equal Pay Acts.