Bridgewater State University — Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian

Rank: Assistant Librarian
Tenure Information: Tenure Track

Department Summary:
Library Services is located in the Clement C. Maxwell Library and is open an average of 94 hours each week during the academic year. It is a busy, dynamic place with classrooms, academic and administrative offices throughout the building. The library serves all BSU students, faculty, staff, and researchers from across the country and world.

Library Services seeks an innovative, versatile, and service-oriented professional for the position of Cataloging and Metadata Librarian. This is an MSCA tenure-track, library faculty position. The successful candidate will manage the Technical Services unit and will provide access to library resources, in support of the University’s missions for teaching and learning, research and creative endeavors, and student success and achievement. This position reports to the Director of Library Services.

Essential Duties:
1. Provide leadership for the Technical Services unit, which includes cataloging, serials processing, catalog maintenance, and physical processing for all formats and locations.
2. Plan, implement, and evaluate unit operations and workflows.
3. Supervise two full-time library assistants.
4. Conduct training, and create and maintain documentation for the unit.
5. Provide timely original and complex copy cataloging for library materials in all formats and languages, including print and electronic monographs and serials, rare books and ephemera, media, and digital items.
6. Work with an authority vendor to manage authority control.
7. Collaborate with various colleagues as needed to improve workflows, identify projects, and enhance access to print, video, manuscript, and digital materials using metadata tools and/or other tools.
8. Stay current with cataloging and metadata developments and provide expert advice to the library and campus on providing access to information resources.
9. Act as liaison to one or more academic departments.
10. Actively engage in professional development activities as required for promotion and tenure.

Required Qualifications:
*Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA accredited program.

*Relevant experience in an academic, large public, or special library.

*Knowledge of and demonstrated experience in cataloging using national standards such as RDA, AACR2, LCSH; knowledge of and demonstrated experiencing using classification schemas such as LCC and Dewey.

*Demonstrated knowledge of one or more metadata standards and schemas such as Dublin Core, METS, MODS, VRA Core, ore others.

*Awareness of current developments and trends in cataloging and metadata with the proven ability to apply such knowledge to local practices.

*Awareness of current developments and trends in cataloging and metadata, and apply such knowledge to local practices.

*Demonstrated proficiency with automated library systems, authority control systems, and other relevant cataloging resources and tools.

*Effective communication, interpersonal, and team building skills.

*Supervisory experience.

*Commitment to diversity and social justice.

*Evidence of ability to successfully engage in professional activities and disciplinary scholarship to satisfy promotion and tenure requirements for the Massachusetts State College Association (MSCA) collective bargaining agreement.

Preferred Qualifications:
*Second master’s degree. (Required for promotion beyond associate librarian rank.)

*Two years relevant cataloging and/or metadata experience in an academic or research library.

*Experience using Koha integrated library system

*Experience using the OCLC Connexion platform

*Knowledge of one or more foreign languages, preferably Spanish, French, Portuguese or Japanese.

*Ability to think strategically, set priorities, identify needed research tools, use best practices, and manage responsibilities independently.

*Ability to adapt quickly in a dynamic, evolving library and campus environment.

Special Conditions for Eligibility:
Please be aware that employment at Bridgewater State University is contingent upon completion of a successful background check.

Posting Number: F00318P
Open Date: 02/26/2020
Close Date: 3/29/2020
Open Until Filled: No

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please note the following information is required to complete your application for this position:

*a minimum of three (3) professional reference entries.

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Bridgewater State University (BSU) is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer which actively seeks to increase the diversity of its workforce. We are dedicated to providing educational, working and living environments that value the diverse backgrounds of all people.