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Position Announcement: Bibliographic & Metadata Services Coordinator -San Diego, CA SERIALST Moderator 21 Dec 2002 01:02 UTC

Date: Fri, 20 Dec 2002 15:14:33 -0800
From: "Pat Meyer" <>
Subject: Job Post - Bibliographic & Metadata Services Coordinator

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Bibliographic & Metadata Services Coordinator

The National University Library System (NULS) seeks an experienced
cataloger and bibliographic control specialist to serve in the
reconfigured position of Bibliographic & Metadata Services Coordinator for
the Central Library in San Diego.  The Coordinator will be responsible for
administering and managing the complex cataloging and bibliographic
control operations of the National University Library System (NULS).

The position reports to the Assistant Director for Collections and
Technical Services and serves with him and the Supervisor of Acquisitions
and Serials Operations as a member of the Technical Services management
team.  The Coordinator recommends, develops, and implements NULS goals
relating to bibliographic control and access in response to the Library's
and University's strategic goals and objectives, establishing NULS
cataloging, bibliographic control, database content and quality, and
metadata standards, practices, and priorities.  In addition, the
Coordinator contributes original and complex copy cataloging for books,
serials and electronic resources.

The Bibliographic & Metadata Services Coordinator will work closely with
the Reference and Electronic Resource Coordinator and the Instructional
Services Coordinator, who report to the Assistant Director for Library
Services, and with other relevant NULS staff and will represent and
advocate the concept, activities, and importance of bibliographic control,
metadata assignment, and database quality across the organization.

The library will migrate in the first half of 2003 from DRA/Sirsi's Taos
integrated library system to the Sirsi Unicorn ILS.  The Coordinator will
be an integral part of the migration team.

The Coordinator will maintain a professional level of awareness of
national cataloging policy and issues and be active in local, regional,
and national professional organizations in order to position the NULS
abreast of crucial issues in metadata standards and practices and the
bibliographic control of information resources.

Educational requirements:  Masters degree in Information and Library
science from an ALA accredited library school, or a masters degree in an
equivalent field;  with training and specialization in cataloging,
classification, and metadata.

Skills and experience:

§ A minimum of 5 years experience in both original and copy cataloging of
library materials.

§ A minimum of 3 years supervisory experience, including training of
catalogers in descriptive and subject cataloging, and classification;
experience with a culturally diverse worker population desirable.

§ A minimum of 3 years experience with integrated library systems; Sirsi
Unicorn a plus.

§ A minimum of 2 years experience in cataloging serials; experience
cataloging electronic resources highly desirable.

§ A strong knowledge of and background in library software used for
cataloging and bibliographic control.  Ability and experience teaching the
use of these software applications and integrated library system software
to staff, both those experienced and inexperienced in bibliographic

§ Demonstrated familiarity with major metadata standards such as MARC,
TEI, EAD, DC, OAI, ONIX, and XML DTDs; experience desirable.

§ Ability to contribute in a team environment, to work successfully with a
number of different constituencies, to innovate, and to implement change.
Strong customer service ethic, analytical abilities, and oral and written
communication skills.

Salary commensurate with experience.  Range:  $35,600 ? $51,600

National University is a WASC accredited, private, non-profit institution
which provides higher education to adult learners throughout the state of
California and online using a unique, one-course-a-month format.  The
University offers baccalaureate degrees, masters degrees, and teaching
credentials to over 17,000 students.  For further information about
National University and its library system refer to and

Applicants should submit an application form, a letter of application, a
resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses
of three professional references to:

National University
Human Resources
11355 N. Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA  92037-1011

The application form is available on the University Web site under Human
Resources. The position will remain open until filled.

Pat Meyer
Serials Specialist
National University Library
voice (858) 541-7917
toll free (866) NU-ACCESS ext.7917
fax (858) 541-7997