[Metadatalibrarians] Job Posting: Special Research Collections Cataloger / Metadata Librarian, UC Santa Barbara

Chrissy Rissmeyer crissmeyer at library.ucsb.edu
Wed Mar 23 08:57:16 PDT 2016

*** Apologies for cross posting ***

Special Research Collections Cataloger / Metadata Librarian

The University of California, Santa Barbara is one of ten campuses that
comprise the University of California system and is a member of the
exclusive Association of American Universities (AAU).  In addition, the
University Library at UC Santa Barbara is a member of the prestigious
Association of Research Libraries (ARL).

Reporting to Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services (CMS), the Special
Research Collections Cataloger / Metadata Librarian provides cataloging and
metadata services for the Library’s Special Research Collections in all
formats, including but not limited to born-digital contents, A/V materials
and its performing arts collection. The incumbent is responsible for
creating, reviewing, and editing metadata for collections, working with
colleagues to support the discovery of and access to the Library’s digital
content through metadata creation, analysis, enrichment, and maintenance
according to local and national cataloging and metadata standards. In
addition, the incumbent is responsible for original cataloging and
classification of the artists’ books in the Library and training of the
related individuals. Revises the work of the individuals responsible for
the copy cataloging of the Special Research Collections as required.
Actively participates in creating or modifying NACO authority records for
personal and corporate names and series, and SACO authority records as
appropriate. The incumbent is responsible for creating, and reviewing
metadata for Library-led digitization and data curation efforts in the area
of Special Research Collections. Participates in the development,
evaluation, and implementation of metadata policies, standards, goals,
procedures, and workflows in cooperation with necessary stakeholders.


• ALA accredited MLS. Demonstrated knowledge and minimum two years
professional-level experience in original cataloging of born-digital
materials, special collection and media materials.
• Knowledge of AACR2, RDA, LCSH, LC Classification, DACS, DCRM(B) and MARC
• Familiarity with two or more non-MARC metadata standards and schemas,
such as Dublin Core, EAD, VRACore, MODS, METS, TEI, and PBCore.
• Knowledge of trends in information access pertaining to libraries, and
cataloging librarianship.
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively, prioritizing work to
ensure that departmental and library goals are realized.
• Excellent organizational skills, proven problem solving ability, and
• Demonstrated initiative in fostering new ideas and in implementing change.
• Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

• Experience in the performing arts or working with performing arts
• Prior experience of original cataloging of artists’ books.
• Knowledge of one or more European languages.
• Experience with Archivists’ Toolkit or ArchivesSpaces and NACO, BIBCO or
other PCC programs.
• Prior supervisory experience.

Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.  Librarians at the
University of California, Santa Barbara are professional academic
appointees who accrue vacation at the rate of two days per month and sick
leave at the rate of one day per month.  The University has an excellent
retirement system which is coordinated with Social Security.  A selection
of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans are offered by
the University.

The incumbent will be a member of the LX Collective Bargaining Unit
represented by the American Federation of Teachers.


• This position will remain open until filled; the next application review
date is April 15, 2016.
• Applications will be accepted online through UC Recruit:
• Help for UC Recruit is available at
• For additional assistance, contact Ryan George with Library Human
Resources at (805) 893-3841 or ryan.george at ucsb.edu.
• Appointment and/or continued employment is contingent on successful
completion of a background check.

The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to
the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research,
teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will
receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,
disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic
protected by law.

Chrissy Rissmeyer
Metadata Librarian
UC Santa Barbara Library
University of California
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-9010
crissmeyer at ucsb.edu

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