Position Available: Metadata Librarian (Pasadena, CA) Patty De Anda 22 Mar 2008 00:25 UTC
Library Associates Companies (LAC) is seeking a Metadata Librarian for a prestigious University located in Pasadena, California. This is an indefinite temporary part-time or full-time position with the possibility of subsequent hire. This position calls for a candidate with serials management experience to assist with original cataloging, link resolution services and database maintenance activities within the Metadata Services Group. The candidate must have an expert knowledge of standard library cataloging standards such as MARC, AACR2, OpenURL, and tools such as OCLC Connexion and will coordinate the work of staff members distributed in various library departments and is responsible for quality control of metadata in assigned areas of responsibility. This position reports to the Metadata Group Manager. Must understand the coordination of electronic acquisitions, serials, vendors, federated searches, link resolution & maintenance, and metadata in a special library environment. NOTE: Non-local candidates will be considered but travel, relocation, and housing reimbursements are not provided at this time. RESPONSIBILITIES AND JOB DUTIES: LINK RESOLUTION MANAGEMENT AND TROUBLESHOOTING * Monitor acquisitions and cataloging workflow and activate link resolution services in Ex Libris SFX upon addition of new resources to the library collection. * Create original local SFX Knowledge Base records as required. * Edit local serials coverage thresholds as required after SFX monthly Knowledge Base updates. * Synchronize linking services between the ILS and SFX. * Investigate access issues and resolve problems by using licensing and payment records and publisher information to correctly configure SFX link resolution services. * Stay current of best practices in electronic resource management and apply them to department workflow. DATABASE MAINTENANCE AND AUTHORITY CONTROL * Perform weekly heading report maintenance activities in Innovative Millenium integrated library system. * Monitor Library of Congress changes in subject headings and apply global updates to bibliographic records. * Create original authority records as required. * Oversee special projects such as bulk ingest/edit of bibliographic records for large serials packages. CATALOGING * Perform rush cataloging * Oversee copy cataloging and resolve complex copy cataloging issues. * Create original cataloging records for all media formats and synchronize cataloging records with link resolver services as required. * Investigate serials title changes and edit cataloging and link resolver records. * Be available as mentor and export on metada to both internal and external clients. ADMINISTRATIVE ACTIVITIES * Compile and analyze electronic statistics form a variety of sources. * Administer internal record keeping systems for tracking licensing information. * Participate in various department meetings and activities. * Other duties as required. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: * BA/BS with 2-5 years of relevant work experience mandatory. MLS from an ALA accredited institution or international equivalent preferred. ADDITIONAL SKILLS & DESIRED ABILTIES * OpenURL - Expert * Experienced with cataloging procesures, AACR2, MARC, Holdings and Authorities * Experienced with evolving metadata standards and best practices * Microsoft Windows, Office proficiency * Excellent oral and written communication skills * Ability to work independently and within a team situation. TO APPLY: Please email your resume and cover letter to email@example.com, with a courtesy copy to Joanne Schwarz, firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reference position title AND the position ID #910 as the subject line of your email. Library Associates Companies is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that values diversity in the workforce Patty De Anda Communications Coordinator Library Associates Companies 8383 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 355 Beverly Hills, CA 90211 800 987 6794 toll free 323 302 9439 local 323 852 1093 fax www.libraryassociates.com <blocked::/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://www.libraryassociates.com/> email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> The information contained in this e-mail message is privileged, confidential, and protected from disclosure. If you are not the intended recipient, any dissemination or copying is strictly prohibited. If you think that you have received this e-mail message in error, please e-mail the sender.