I hope this new position will be of interest to some ARSCLIST
subscribers.  Please excuse cross-postings.

Andy Leach
Director of Library and Archives
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum
1100 Rock and Roll Blvd. | Cleveland, OH 44114-1022
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Catalog and Metadata Librarian

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is currently considering
applicants for the position of Catalog and Metadata Librarian. The
Catalog and Metadata Librarian reports to the Director of Library and
Archives and is responsible for overseeing the cataloging of library
materials and the creation of metadata for digital collections in the
Library and Archives. The Catalog and Metadata Librarian performs
original and copy cataloging for library materials in several formats;
performs subject analysis, classification, and authority work; and
monitors and supports adherence to standards of bibliographic control
and access. The Catalog and Metadata Librarian creates metadata for
digital objects, including text, images, audio, and video; and monitors
and supports adherence to standards for metadata. He/she supervises and
provides training to one or more support staff in performing cataloging
and metadata work; serves as a resource for Library and Archives staff
on cataloging and metadata issues; remains current on national standards
for cataloging practices, revisions in cataloging rule interpretations,
and metadata standards; and evaluates, recommends, and implements the
use of metadata standards in the Library and Archives. He/she may also
devote a few hours per week to providing reference service to library
users and participate in collection development for the Library and

Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program in library or information
science; minimum of three years experience cataloging in an academic,
research, or special library environment; experience performing original
and copy cataloging of music and music-related materials in several
formats, including monographs, serials, sound recordings, and video
recordings; knowledge of AACR2, Library of Congress Rule
Interpretations, Library of Congress Subject Headings, MARC formats, and
DACS; experience creating metadata for description of digital objects in
a digital asset management system; understanding of metadata standards
and schemas used to describe and manage digital collections, including
Dublin Core, TEI, VRA, MODS, and METS.

Undergraduate and/or advanced degree in music or other relevant degree;
knowledge of music reference sources and research tools; knowledge of
the history of rock and roll and related popular music genres;
familiarity with archival arrangement and description; supervisory

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum is a nonprofit organization
that exists to educate visitors, fans, and scholars from around the
world about the history and continuing significance of rock and roll
music. It carries out this mission both through its operation of a
world-class museum that collects, preserves, exhibits, and interprets
this art form and through its Library and Archives as well as its
educational programs. The Library and Archives of the Rock and Roll Hall
of Fame and Museum will be the most comprehensive repository of written
and audiovisual materials relating to the history of rock and roll. Its
mission is to collect, preserve, and provide access to these materials
for scholars, educators, students, journalists, and the general public
in order to further their understanding of rock and roll, its roots, and
its impact on our society.

For consideration, send resume and cover letter detailing your
qualifications along with salary history to: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
and Museum, 1100 Rock and Roll Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44114-1022,
Attn: Human Resources - Catalog and Metadata Librarian. You may also
e-mail [log in to unmask] or fax to: (216) 515-1998. No telephone calls

See the full ad at

Rock & Roll: (noun) African American slang dating back to the early 20th Century. In the early 1950s, the term came to be used to describe a new form of music, steeped in the blues, rhythm & blues, country and gospel. Today, it refers to a wide variety of popular music -- frequently music with an edge and attitude, music with a good beat and --- often --- loud guitars.C 2005 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum.
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