[Metadatalibrarians] Job posting: Systems & Metadata Librarian at Bard College

Billey Albina abilley at bard.edu
Tue Mar 12 09:58:18 PDT 2024


Apply Here: http://apply.interfolio.com/142203

Bard College’s Stevenson Library seeks a collaborative, creative, and
user-centered librarian for the position of Systems and Metadata Librarian.
Reporting to the Dean and Director of Libraries, this position oversees the
bibliographic services department and all aspects of the description,
organization, and management of library resources for Bard students,
faculty, staff, and the community through the effective operation of the
library’s catalog and discovery systems.


   - Manages and maintains administration of the online library services
   platform (LSP), OCLC WorldShare Management Services, and discovery tool,
   WorldCat Discovery
   - Performs original and complex cataloging of library materials in all
   formats and a variety of languages; maintains batch processing of metadata
   for electronic resources
   - Ensures overall compliance with national and local library standards
   (MARC, RDA, AACR2, NACO, LCSH, and LCC) for cataloging and classification
   practices; as well as any other appropriate cataloging or metadata
   standards for all resource description throughout the libraries
   - Develops, initiates, and interprets policies, practices, workflows,
   and goals relating to bibliographic access and evolving metadata practice
   - Oversees the technical services workflow of paraprofessional
   cataloging staff, some student assistants, and occasional outside
   - Other projects as assigned
   - The Systems & Metadata Librarian also has reference, library
   instruction, and subject liaison responsibilities
   - Provides research help services and instruction to students, faculty,
   and staff via walk-up desk, chat services, email, phone, and by appointment
   - Provides course support in library research skills as requested by
   faculty, such as leading class workshops, consulting on assignment design,
   developing online research guides and handouts
   - Cultivates relationships with faculty in assigned liaison areas to
   develop library instructional support and collections recommendations

*Required Qualifications*

   - An ALA-accredited Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLIS)
   or Master’s in Library Studies (MLS) degree
   - Experience working in an academic library, managing technical services
   workflows or a department
   - Experience with OCLC WMS or other similar library services platforms
   - Demonstrated experience with monographic and serials cataloging
   adhering to AACR2, RDA, and/or DCRM, and the application of appropriate
   Library of Congress Subject Headings and Classificiaton
   - Strong analytical skills and experience with spreadsheets and
   statistical analysis, including producing reports and effectively
   communicating findings
   - Ability to communicate with and train library staff of varying
   technical abilities to use the LSP and other technical services workflows
   - Demonstrated ability to work collegially and collaboratively with
   diverse faculty, students, and staff
   - Commitment to advancing Bard College’s stated goals for diversity,
   equity, accessibility, and inclusion
   - Demonstrated experience with reference and bibliographic instruction

*Preferred Qualifications*

   - PCC NACO and/or BIBCO training
   - Knowledge of non-MARC metadata standards
   - Experience initiating and maintaining relationships with vendors
   - Experience with library system migrations
   - Experience working with a liaison program, collaborating with
   librarians and faculty to build a collection that supports curricular goals

We expect the successful candidate to be stronger in some qualifications
listed above than others; we are committed to helping our future colleague
expand their skills, and hope to learn from their areas of strength.

This work is firmly grounded in the Library’s commitment to expand
diversity, equity, access, and inclusion in all aspects of our research
collections, and we seek a flexible and creative thinker who is eager to
contribute to a reimagining of the Library. The ideal candidate will be
able to work collaboratively, to develop their own ideas, and to grow
professionally within this position.

Billey Albina (she/her)
Associate Director for Bibliographic Services
Stevenson Library at Bard College, Rm 105 (Lower Level)

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