[Eril-l] Job opportunity: Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian

Nicole Kulp NLKULP at salisbury.edu
Tue Jan 24 09:21:20 PST 2023

Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian

Salisbury University is seeking creative and dynamic applicants for the position of Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian. This position plays a key role within the Salisbury University Libraries and reports to the Head of Cataloging. This is a 12-month permanent-status-track library faculty position.

Primary Job Duties: Performs both original and complex copy cataloging, including cataloging of print and non-print monographic materials for main stacks collections and special collections, creating metadata for items in SU’s institutional repository, and carrying out special projects within the Collection Management unit. Supports initiatives related to digitization, special collections access, and other metadata-dependent efforts to describe, manage, expose, and share collections with users, ensuring the uniform application of standards for resource description of the Libraries’ local and unique digital collections. Also responsible for catalog maintenance, including authority work, batch loading of records, and manipulation of current records for improved access. Participates in library, campus, consortium, and regional/national activities as appropriate. Contributes to the Libraries’ diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent degree from a foreign institution. Experience performing original or copy cataloging or completion of a cataloging class. Ability to review and edit copy cataloging. Ability to create original MARC bibliographic records for print and non-print materials. Must be committed to contributing to a culturally diverse educational and work environment.

Preferred Qualifications: Working knowledge of RDA, MARC bibliographic and authority records, LCSH and LC Classification. Demonstrated experience performing both original and copy cataloging. Demonstrated experience cataloging print and non-print materials. Experience with OCLC Connexion. Experience using the staff interface of an integrated library or next generation system such as Aleph, Alma, or OCLC WorldShare. Experience with a web-scale discovery service such as WorldCat Discovery or Primo. Working knowledge of Dewey Decimal Classification and CONSER cataloging practices. Attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Ability to be flexible. Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously and work well under pressure, independently, and in a team-oriented environment. Strong oral and written communication skills.

Applications received by February 26, 2023, will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. This is a library faculty position on a permanent status track with excellent benefits. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U.S. and is expected to begin as soon as possible, but the date is negotiable. Please visit our website https://www.salisbury.edu/administration/administration-and-finance-offices/human-resources/careers/index.aspx?id=6102

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To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1) A letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; and 3) the names and contact information including phone numbers of at least three (3) professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the search chair, Martha Zimmerman at mczimmerman at salisbury.edu.

This position is based in Salisbury, MD, an area with a culturally diverse population with rich cultural experiences. Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland, is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 60 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges and “‘best values”’ by U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review and other publications. SU has 425 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 7100.

The Salisbury University Libraries comprise the main campus library and the Nabb Center for Delmarva History and Culture, both located in the state-of-the art Guerrieri Academic Commons, which opened in 2016, as well as the Curriculum Resource Center. The SU Libraries are user-oriented, with relatively small collections but a dynamic staff with a deep commitment to meeting the information needs of our students and faculty. The Libraries were ranked in the top 25 college libraries nationwide in 2022 by The Princeton Review. They are part of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium.

Diversity and inclusion are core values of Salisbury University. We strive to create a truly diverse and inclusive environment where the richness of ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives of our community is harnessed to create value for our University community to include students, faculty, and staff, today and in the future. To this end, the University recruits exceptional and diverse faculty, staff, and students from across Maryland, the United States, and around the world, supporting all members of the University community as they work together to achieve institutional goals and vision. To learn more about the University’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive campus, please visit http://www.salisbury.edu/equity/.

Salisbury University (SU) has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment and educational opportunities for its faculty, staff, and students. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. The University adheres to the EEO/AA policies set forth by federal and Maryland laws. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President of Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, Room 100 Holloway Hall, 1101 Camden Ave., Salisbury, MD 21801; Tel. 410-543-6426.

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