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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.



*	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.


*	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.


*	Perform rush cataloging
*	Oversee copy cataloging and resolve complex copy cataloging
*	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.


*	Compile and analyze electronic statistics form a variety of
*	Administer internal record keeping systems for tracking
licensing information.
*	Participate in various department meetings and activities.
*	Other duties as required.


*	BA/BS with 2-5 years of relevant work experience mandatory. MLS
from an ALA accredited institution or international equivalent


*	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, with a courtesy copy to Joanne Schwarz,

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
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