[Metadatalibrarians] JOB POSTING: Cataloging and Metadata Specialist

Joelen Pastva jpastva at andrew.cmu.edu
Tue Apr 11 05:32:00 PDT 2023

Carnegie Mellon University prides itself on collaborative,
interdisciplinary, pragmatic, groundbreaking research--- and that spirit
carries into its Libraries. We are seeking a Cataloging and Metadata
Specialist to work as part of the Carnegie Mellon University Libraries
Resource and Discovery Services (RADS) Department. This is a unique
opportunity to expand expertise in the areas of cataloging and metadata to
improve access to the library's physical and electronic resources.
Reporting to the head of RADS, you will contribute to the department by
providing original and complex cataloging, metadata description, and record
maintenance for all formats of library resources. You will also collaborate
across library departments as needed to consult on metadata issues, and
help to identify and coordinate projects to improve the currency, accuracy,
and interoperability of the library's metadata.

*Core responsibilities include:*


   Provide original and complex copy cataloging for all physical formats of
   library materials using MARC, AACR2, RDA, Library of Congress (LC)
   Classification, LC Subject Headings, and other relevant resources and

   Work with the department's cataloging Library Specialist to coordinate
   and optimize cataloging workflows

   Coordinate and assist with special projects involving cataloging,
   database maintenance, and non-MARC metadata in collaboration with
   colleagues in RADS and other library departments

   Assist with the management of the library's electronic resource
   inventory, troubleshooting discovery and access issues

   Coordinate the maintenance and enhancement of the library's authority
   records, creating new authority records as needed

   Assist with efforts to align the library's descriptive practices with
   local priorities and evolving best practices for diversity, equity, and

   Participate in testing and implementing new collections, features, and
   configurations for the library's discovery tool, Primo

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the
position is filled. For the full posting and to apply, see the Careers @ CMU
platform (posting 2019651).

Joelen Pastva
Director of Library Services
Carnegie Mellon University Libraries
she/her | (412) 268-7268

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