|University of Tennessee at Chattanooga: Job Opening: Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, UT Chattanooga (2021-11-17)|
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga|
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The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (UTC) Library seeks applicants for the position of Cataloging and Metadata Librarian in the Collections department.
The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian is responsible for coordinating content management, cataloging, authority control, and metadata of the Library's electronic, digital, and print collections. The person in this role will have a commitment to building effective relationships across the unit while maintaining the positive team environment that currently exists. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of their work, and will actively engage with Library and University colleagues in building a positive work environment where everyone, including individuals from traditionally marginalized populations, is welcome, supported, and able to work to their fullest potential.
The minimum annual salary is $48,000, commensurate with experience.
Candidates must submit applications electronically through the Faculty Career Site.
The review of applications begins on December 13, 2021 and continues until the position is filled.
|MLS||Position requires a Masters in Library and Information Science or equivalent|
|Requirements||ALA-accredited Masterâs degree in library or information science completed on or before August 31, 2021;
Minimum 1-year professional or 2 years pf paraprofessional experience in library technical or collection services and/or metadata/cataloging;
Working knowledge of metadata standards, schema, and practices. Examples include, but are not limited to AACR2, RDA, MARC21, LCSH, LCC, NACO, and CONSER;
Demonstrated ability to apply Resource Description and Access (RDA) standards to perform original and adaptive cataloging of various format types using an Integrated Library System or Next-Generation (NextGen) system. Examples include, Alma, OCLC Connexion, and Catalogerâs Desktop;
Experience with batch loading or bulk editing of local bibliographic or metadata records;
Foundational understanding of one or more non-MARC metadata structures such as Dublin Core, EAD, and/or EAC-CPF;
Foundational understanding of discovery systems and platforms such as Primo VE, Primo, Summon, or EBSCO EDS;
Demonstrated ability to adapt to and effectively implement changes in cataloging/metadata standards and/or technologies.
Experience organizing or managing projects, balancing priorities, and setting and meeting deadlines;
Strong customer focus and a commitment to service and outreach in an academic community;
Effective written and oral communication skills.|
The UTC Library seeks a motivated, creative, team-oriented, and user-focused librarian to fill our tenure-track Cataloging and Metadata Librarian position at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga (UTC).
In January 2015, UTC opened a new, five-story 180,000 square foot library. The library staff comprises 26 faculty librarians and 18.5 staff members, operates on an annual budget of just over 4 million dollars, and possesses collection holdings of more than 500,000 volumes, over 2,500 active journal subscriptions, 150 databases, and more than 28,000 accessible online journals. The library provides an information commons with 175+ public computers, 38 group study rooms, a media studio, three library instruction classrooms, a writing center, a cafe, and a 24-hour study space. The library delivers a comprehensive range of public services, including outreach, instruction, and research assistance, and is well equipped to support the research and scholarship needs of the UTC community.
The Collection Services Department is composed of two units: Acquisitions and Content Management and Special Collections. The department is led by a team of 3 librarians: Head of Collection Services, Director of Acquisitions and Content Management, and Director of Special Collections who work collaboratively with 5 faculty archivists/librarians, 3 staff members, and a large contingent of student assistants.
Acquisitions and Content Management
The Acquisitions and Content Management unit is a patron-focused and service-oriented team of three librarians, two staff members, and a group of dedicated student assistants working together to provide users with access to resources in all formats to aid in their learning, research, and/or publishing endeavors. With an annual materials budget of ~ $1.7 million dollars, the unit is responsible for operations related to acquisitions and cataloging, electronic resources, document delivery and interlibrary loan, stacks maintenance, and course reserves. Collection Services manages more than 650,000 titles using Alma, a next generation library system and makes them discoverable through Primo VE. Over the past several years, Collection Services has led large-scale projects such as migrating from a WorldShare Management Services (WMS) Integrated Library System (ILS) to Alma and developing new textbook affordability initiatives..
The Libraryâs Special Collections unit is a dynamic and responsive team of four faculty archivists and librarians and one staff member working in a collaborative environment that stresses a standards-based approach to curation. The repository offers researcher-centered services that support teaching and learning at UTC and in the community. Special Collections houses more than 3,500 linear feet of manuscript and archival material and nearly 13,000 books and theses. Additionally, Special Collections manages scholarly communications, open publishing, affordable course, and data management initiatives on campus. In June 2017, the repository accepted joint responsibility for the curation of the Chattanooga History Collections, which are co-owned by the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Public Library. Finally, Special Collections administers digital repositories powered by ArchivesSpace, CONTENTdm, and Digital Commons and up to 25 part-time student assistants, interns, and volunteers each semester.
Specifically, the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian is responsible for coordinating content management, cataloging, authority control, and metadata of the Library's electronic, digital, and print collections. The person in this role will have a commitment to building effective relationships across the unit while maintaining the positive team environment that currently exists. The ideal candidate will have a commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in all aspects of their work, and will actively engage with Library and University colleagues in building a positive work environment where everyone, including individuals from traditionally marginalized populations, is welcome, supported, and able to work to their fullest potential.
Specific position responsibilities
Perform original and adaptive cataloging for materials in all formats, create and modify authority records utilizing NACO guidelines, establish cataloging and metadata priorities, and train and oversee departmental faculty and staff on adaptive cataloging workflows;
Assess metadata quality and remediate problems; perform and advise on data migration, harvesting, and syncing projects;
Direct batch loading activities and global edit of local bibliographic and metadata records;
Develop, maintain, and advise on standards, policies, procedures, and other types of documentation related to cataloging and metadata in order to build continuity and sustainability of operations;
Serve as an Alma administrator and assist in coordination of projects, new release features, and updates with primary responsibility for resource management, analytics, and discovery in Primo VE;
Evaluate and recommend new technology and services to improve cataloging and metadata processes and workflows, and actively assist with implementation when new technologies or services are adopted;
Oversee the collection and dissemination of cataloging and metadata and collection statistics for Library and campus stakeholders, and assist with the development of analytics reports and dashboards for ACRL, IPEDs, and other standard reports;
Manage special cataloging projects;
Work closely with public and collection servicesâ staff to resolve questions and concerns regarding records in the online discovery system;
Manage the gift and donation process for monographs for both general and special collections;
Collaborate with colleagues across the Library to implement cross-functional initiatives;
Maintain awareness and knowledge of current and emerging trends and practices in librarianship, especially with respect to cataloging, metadata, classification and subject analysis, bibliographic and authority control, automation of cataloging functions, and discovery systems;
Build and sustain positive working relationships with library and campus colleagues, vendors, and external partners from diverse backgrounds;
Library and University responsibilities include the following:
Participate in providing reference or customer service at a Library service desk at least 1 hour per week;
Serve proactively on library-wide task forces, committees, and councils as appointed;
Participate in university governance, planning, and service;
Conduct scholarship consistent with a tenure-track appointment;
Engage in continuing professional development by attending and participating in professional conferences, training opportunities, and events related to position responsibilities.