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Subject:

Cataloging vacancy at University of Washington Libraries

From:

"Adam L. Schiff" <[log in to unmask]>

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Program for Cooperative Cataloging <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Wed, 14 Feb 2007 17:05:26 -0800

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Apologies for duplicate cross-posting ...

TITLE:  Metadata/Cataloging Librarian

LOCATION:  Monographic Services Division, University of Washington 
Libraries, Seattle, WA

THE LIBRARIES:

Among the largest academic research libraries in North America, the 
University of Washington Libraries has a collection of more than six 
million cataloged volumes, an equal number in microform format, more than 
50,000 serial titles, and several million items in other formats. Students 
and faculty recognize the value provided by the Libraries and rank the 
Libraries as the most important source of information for their work. The 
Libraries also receives the highest satisfaction rating of any academic 
service on the surveys of graduating seniors conducted by the Office of 
Educational Assessment. The Libraries was commended in the University's 
2003 accreditation review for its rich collection, well-qualified staff, 
and "exceptional service to students, staff development, and a commitment 
to planning and assessment of service."

THE MONOGRAPHIC SERVICES DIVISION:

The Monographic Services Division is one of two technical services units 
within the Resource Acquisitions and Description/Information Technology 
Services department of the University of Washington Libraries. It acquires 
and catalogs monographs and integrating resources for all three University 
campuses, as well as Cascadia Community College, in most formats, 
languages and subjects.  The Division creates digital collections, 
provides subject analysis and authority work for them, and plays a lead 
role in setting cataloging policy and in developing metadata standards and 
applications within the Libraries.

THE POSITION:

The Libraries seeks an innovative individual to provide expertise and 
guidance in metadata schemas and standards and to assist in their 
implementation within the Libraries and the University.  The successful 
candidate is expected over time to provide leadership in metadata 
initiatives.

As a member of the Monographic Cataloging Section, which functions as a 
self-managing unit of the Monographic Services Division, maintains 
expertise in metadata schemas and standards, and provides guidance within 
the Division and the Libraries in implementing them.  Performs original 
cataloging for monographs and integrating resources in all formats.  May 
serve on a rotating basis on the division's Management Team or as 
Personnel Coordinator of the section.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

* Maintains a working knowledge of existing and emerging metadata 
standards, schemas and best practices, as well as developments in 
interoperability. In addition to traditional metadata schemas, the 
Libraries currently employ Dublin Core, EAD and MARCXML, with work 
developing on METS, MODS, OAI and VRA, as well as preservation-related 
standards such as PREMIS and MIX.

* Assists in planning and implementing metadata for digital resources, 
including selection of metadata schemas, standards, data elements, and 
thesauri.  Contributes to planning and implementation of an institutional 
repository.  Communicates about metadata developments to appropriate 
staff.

* Creates metadata for digital collections originating within the 
Libraries, the University or related consortia and projects.  Trains staff 
and others in metadata creation, and creates educational programs and 
informational resources on metadata developments.  Assists in the 
development and oversight of workflows for metadata within the Division, 
and writes and maintains documentation.  May participate in grants or 
other projects.

* Performs original descriptive and subject cataloging and classification 
of monographs, integrating resources and theses in all formats using 
current Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, Library of Congress 
Classification and Subject Headings and/or NLM Classification and MeSH, 
and OCLC/MARC tagging, in accordance with local policies.

* Contributes headings to the national authority file through NACO and 
SACO; participates in BIBCO by contributing PCC records to OCLC.

* Serves as a cataloging liaison between the Division and selected library 
units.

* When serving as a member of the division's Management Team, participates 
in the development, communication, implementation and evaluation of new 
policies and procedures.  Cooperatively prepares reports, studies and 
surveys as required.  Works with other team members to plan new 
initiatives, adjust staffing and workflow, and meet changing circumstances 
and goals.  Assists and substitutes for the other team members when 
necessary.

* When serving as Personnel Coordinator of the section, conducts 
performance evaluations for one librarian and four library specialists; 
evaluates temporary staff as circumstances require; acts upon travel and 
leave requests.

* Assists other catalogers and staff members in the interpretation of 
cataloging and classification practices in areas of subject and language 
expertise, sometimes in team cataloging.

* Serves on the Metadata Implementation Group.  Participates in other 
library committees and meetings as appropriate.

* May serve as a local computer expert to provide hardware and software 
support and to communicate with Libraries' Information Technology 
Services.

* Assumes other responsibilities as assigned; performs other duties as 
required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

* Graduate degree from a program accredited by the American Library 
Association or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies 
degree.

* Demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the 
contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace.

* Experience with one or more of these standards:  Dublin Core, XML, EAD, 
METS, MODS, or VRA.

* Understanding of XSL.

* Knowledge of AACR, MARC and national cataloging standards.  Knowledge of 
Library of Congress Classification and Subject Headings.

* Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language.

* Ability to work in a self-managing section.

* Excellent oral and written communications skills.  Analytic and 
problem-solving skills.

* Ability to work effectively with individuals and with groups.  Ability 
to function well in a changing environment, to work effectively within a 
large organization, and to exercise initiative in a collaborative 
framework.

* Commitment to professional development and service.

Preferred:

* Experience creating XSL stylesheets.

* Cataloging experience with AACR and MARC tagging, preferably on OCLC.

* NACO, SACO or BIBCO experience.

* Experience with an integrated library system, preferably Innovative 
Interfaces.

* Work experience in a research library.

* Ability to provide support for common computer hardware and software 
problems.

* Experience with scripting or programming languages.

SALARY:

$40,000 minimum.  Starting salary commensurate with qualifications and 
background.

BENEFITS:

Librarians are academic personnel and participate in the University of 
Washington Retirement Plan (TIAA-CREF, The Vanguard Group, and/or Fidelity 
Investments) on a matching basis.  Vacation is accrued at the rate of 24 
working days per year; sick leave at the rate of 12 working days per year. 
No state or local income tax.

APPLY TO:

Charles E. Chamberlin
Senior Associate Dean
University of Washington Libraries
482 Allen Library
Box 352900
Seattle, Washington 98195-2900 USA

Applicants should submit a letter of application, full resume including a 
work telephone number, e-mail address, salary requirements, and the names, 
addresses and telephone numbers of at least three references who are 
knowledgeable of the applicant's qualifications for this position.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

To ensure consideration, applications should be received no later than 
5:00 p.m., Friday, April 27, 2007.

University of Washington Libraries' Home Page is 
http://www.lib.washington.edu. The Monographic Service Division's Home 
Page is http://www.lib.washington.edu/msd.

The University of Washington, an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action 
Employer, is building culturally diverse staff and strongly encourages 
applications from female and minority candidates.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the 
University is required to verify and document the citizenship or 
employment authorization of each new employee.

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