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Catalog & Metadata Management Librarian
Are you interested in a cataloging position working with a broad array of collections in a variety of formats? Does ensuring metadata quality and performing authority work at an academic library that serves a growing research university appeal to you? Binghamton University, ranked 38th in the country for public universities by U.S. News & World Report, is looking for a knowledgeable and enthusiastic librarian to fill the role of Catalog & Metadata Management Librarian.
Binghamton University Libraries is a collaborative environment that offers great opportunities for growth, and we encourage you to consider joining our team! Find out more about being a part of the Binghamton University community at https://www.binghamton.edu/about/at-a-glance.html or view https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uxyDEtg93QU
The Catalog & Metadata Management Librarian will provide leadership in managing the Libraries’ bibliographic quality control. This includes ensuring data quality and integrity in the Libraries’ catalog and for our digital collections, and contributing to authority control initiatives such as NACO. The Catalog & Metadata Management Librarian will actively participate in original and complex cataloging projects as a member of the team responsible for providing original, adjusted and copy cataloging and bibliographic control for a wide range of materials in various formats.
This position reports to the Assistant Head of Cataloging, with the Director of Technical Services as second-line supervisor. Technical Services is closely integrated with all other departments within the Libraries and utilizes a flexible workflow approach. Librarians at Binghamton University are members of the faculty and are expected to contribute significantly to the profession.
Duties & Responsibilities:
● Manages metadata quality control and bibliographic database problem resolution to ensure records meet local and national standards.
● Performs original and complex cataloging for materials in a variety of languages and formats. Creates catalog and/or metadata records for general collections, Special Collections, and special projects as needed.
● Creates or modifies NACO authority records and performs other authority work as necessary to maintain database integrity.
● Provides direction and training to staff in database maintenance and data quality control, and develops new and effective approaches to quality control.
● Assists with and/or manages special cataloging projects.
● Provides onsite cataloging and bibliographic control services for collections at the Libraries’ Annex.
● Collaborates with staff and department heads across the Libraries to implement cross-functional initiatives.
● Participates in professional activities and committee assignments within the Libraries, on campus, and in professional associations at a level to meet faculty criteria for promotion and tenure. Maintains a current knowledge of national and international developments and trends in cataloging, metadata, and bibliographic and authority control.
● Graduate degree in library/information science from an ALA accredited institution, received by time of appointment
● Demonstrated ability to apply the following cataloging tools: Resource Description and Access (RDA), Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and classification (LCC), and MARC
● Working knowledge of non-MARC metadata schemas (especially Dublin Core)
● Demonstrated ability to manage projects and adapt to evolving project conditions
● Working knowledge of one or more non-English languages
● Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively and communicate clearly with a variety of people in a diverse environment
● Demonstrated ability to work with detail to ensure accuracy
● At least one year of appropriate professional experience
● Experience with OCLC (i.e., Connexion) and Ex Libris products (e.g., Aleph, Alma)