Title & Job Code: Library Assistant 3 (4997) Division: Content & Collections Department/Unit: Cataloging and Metadata Services
PRIMARY FUNCTION This position consists primarily of creating and editing metadata for resources acquired and managed by the Libraries, as well as providing assistance to the department in the role of resource person for cataloging and catalog maintenance. While this position may catalog resources across Libraries collections and formats, the primary focus of this position is cataloging serials and electronic resources.
1. Description: 80% Metadata Editing and Creation
Create and transform metadata for resources managed by the Libraries, reflecting current metadata standards and departmental policies and procedures, with particular emphasis on serials and electronic resources
Includes a combination of copy, complex copy, and descriptive cataloging as well as classification, authority work, and subject assignment for serials and electronic resources
Participate in special cataloging projects, and assist with data cleanup or record maintenance tasks
Often resolve rather than refer complex cataloging problems
Create descriptive metadata for digital resources held in other repositories
2. Description: 15% Workflow Coordination
Serve as a cataloging resource person in the unit for authority work, classification, subject headings, and cataloging questions
Assist, as necessary, the department by providing training, organizing, reviewing, and monitoring of work, and by assisting with writing or review of documentation
Organize and monitor cataloging projects
Participate in committees or working groups and interact with other department members to problem-solve, create work procedures, and improve workflow
3. Description: 5% Learning and Teaching
With guidance from supervisor, engage in continuing education in emerging technologies and standards in data description and discovery, through attending workshops, webinars, independent reading, or other activities.
Share learning with others in the unit or department via presentations, projects, reports, or informal discussions.
Salary Range: $20.34 - $21.52 plus, depends on qualifications.
Five years experience cataloging library resources using Resource Description and Access (RDA), Library of Congress Classification (LCC) and Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) (college education can be substituted for experience for up to three years). Experience can consist of a combination of copy, complex copy, and original cataloging, but must include at least one year of original cataloging experience.
Experience cataloging using standard library databases and systems, such as OCLC Connexion and Alma
Excellent attention to detail
Ability to work independently and to work effectively as a team member
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated commitment to incorporating principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into everyday work
Experience consulting and interpreting authority records as a component of cataloging work
Bibliographic knowledge of one or more non-English languages
Experience in training and writing documentation
Experience managing or coordinating projects
Familiarity with cataloging tools such as Classification Web, Cataloger’s Desktop, Library of Congress Authority File
Familiarity with additional metadata encoding schemes, such as BIBFRAME and Dublin Core
Interest in and aptitude for learning and applying new software and technologies
Internal Number: 339445
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