[Metadatalibrarians] Position Announcement: Catalog & Metadata Management Librarian, Binghamton University

Laura N Evans evans at binghamton.edu
Wed Jan 24 11:02:38 PST 2018

Binghamton University Libraries is now recruiting for the position of Catalog
& Metadata Management Librarian
Applications submitted by February 23, 2018 will receive first

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Catalog & Metadata Management Librarian

Are you interested in a cataloging position working with a broad array of
collections in a variety of formats? Does ensuring metadata quality and
performing authority work at an academic library that serves a growing
research university appeal to you? Binghamton University, ranked 38th in
the country for public universities by U.S. News & World Report, is looking
for a knowledgeable and enthusiastic librarian to fill the role of Catalog
& Metadata Management Librarian.

Binghamton University Libraries is a collaborative environment that offers
great opportunities for growth, and we encourage you to consider joining
our team! Find out more about being a part of the Binghamton University
community at https://www.binghamton.edu/about/at-a-glance.html or view

Job Description:

The Catalog & Metadata Management Librarian will provide leadership in
managing the Libraries’ bibliographic quality control. This includes
ensuring data quality and integrity in the Libraries’ catalog and for our
digital collections, and contributing to authority control initiatives such
as NACO. The Catalog & Metadata Management Librarian will actively
participate in original and complex cataloging projects as a member of the
team responsible for providing original, adjusted and copy cataloging and
bibliographic control for a wide range of materials in various formats.

This position reports to the Assistant Head of Cataloging, with the
Director of Technical Services as second-line supervisor. Technical
Services is closely integrated with all other departments within the
Libraries and utilizes a flexible workflow approach. Librarians at
Binghamton University are members of the faculty and are expected to
contribute significantly to the profession.

Duties & Responsibilities:


   Manages metadata quality control and bibliographic database problem
   resolution to ensure records meet local and national standards.


   Performs original and complex cataloging for materials in a variety of
   languages and formats. Creates catalog and/or metadata records for general
   collections, Special Collections, and special projects as needed.


   Creates or modifies NACO authority records and performs other authority
   work as necessary to maintain database integrity.

   Provides direction and training to staff in database maintenance and
   data quality control, and develops new and effective approaches to quality

   Assists with and/or manages special cataloging projects.

   Provides onsite cataloging and bibliographic control services for
   collections at the Libraries’ Annex.

   Collaborates with staff and department heads across the Libraries to
   implement cross-functional initiatives.

   Participates in professional activities and committee assignments within
   the Libraries, on campus, and in professional associations at a level to
   meet faculty criteria for promotion and tenure. Maintains a current
   knowledge of national and international developments and trends in
   cataloging, metadata, and bibliographic and authority control.

Required Qualifications:


   Graduate degree in library/information science from an ALA accredited
   institution, received by time of appointment

   Demonstrated ability to apply the following cataloging tools: Resource
   Description and Access (RDA), Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH)
   and classification (LCC), and MARC

   Working knowledge of non-MARC metadata schemas (especially Dublin Core)

   Demonstrated ability to manage projects and adapt to evolving project

   Working knowledge of one or more non-English languages

   Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively and
   communicate clearly with a variety of people in a diverse environment

   Demonstrated ability to work with detail to ensure accuracy

Preferred Qualifications:


   At least one year of appropriate professional experience

   Experience with OCLC (i.e., Connexion) and Ex Libris products (e.g.,
   Aleph, Alma)

   Understanding of linked data principles, including RDF and ontologies as
   well as emerging library applications (e.g., BIBFRAME) and name identifier
   systems (e.g., ORCID, ISNI)

To apply, go to: https://binghamton.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.

Laura Evans
Metadata Librarian and Assistant Head of Cataloging
Binghamton University Libraries
P.O. Box 6012
Binghamton, NY 13902-6012
(607) 777-4943
evans at binghamton.edu

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