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Dear Colleagues,

We are seeking to fill the following two professional vacancies: Cataloging Librarian II and an Electronic & Digital Resources Librarian. Please see below for more information.

For information on the Library: https://www.getty.edu/research/library/overview.html
For information on the Getty Research Institute: https://www.getty.edu/research/index.html

Cataloging Librarian II
To apply, please visit: https://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/3132/cataloging-librarian-ii/job

The Getty Research Institute (GRI) Research Library seeks a creative, forward-looking, collaborative, and service-oriented Cataloging Librarian. The position reports to the Head of Library Technical Services and has a leading role in the workflows that establish and maintain discovery of and access to the library's published electronic, digital, physical resources, and data sets relating to scholarly art history, humanities, and art conservation in a variety of languages. The position accomplishes this by creating and processing various metadata independently and collaboratively to provide and enhance access to these resources. The position uses professional judgment, applies bibliographic metadata standards and principles to clearly describe materials in order to provide effective access to them using a variety of scholarly research tools. The position has a supporting role in ensuring the integrated discovery and access across this same set of resources. In addition, the position works collaboratively in a metadata team with other catalogers, and with other internal units and external organizations that provide or use the metadata.

Major Job Responsibilities:

  *   Focuses on the creation of original metadata and complex metadata revision for regular and rare monographs and integrating resources based on national standards, best practices, local guidelines, research, and analysis for electronic, digital, physical resources and data sets relating to scholarly art history, humanities, and art conservation in a variety of languages
  *   Creates new metadata of high complexity based on professional judgment in the application of standards, best practices, research, and analysis
  *   Edits, aggregates, maps, enhances, transforms, and disseminates existing bibliographic and controlled vocabulary metadata in the local Library database and other databases as appropriate
  *   Participates in special projects, including enhancing metadata for resources published before 1801
  *   Manipulates and enhances metadata post-processing by using a variety of software tools
  *   Revises and supervises the work of others in the unit and helps with training needs
  *   Solves bibliographic access problems
  *   Reviews bibliographic and controlled vocabulary metadata created by other catalogers, other internal units, and external organizations
  *   Prepares name authority metadata for submission to NACO and bibliographic metadata for submission to BIBCO and eCIP
  *   Recommends, creates, and updates bibliographic and controlled vocabulary metadata policies, procedures, and guidelines
  *   Assists in maintaining and updating the unit's website content
Qualifications:

  *   MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school; graduate degree in Art History or a related discipline preferred.
  *   Minimum 2-3 years professional experience
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  *   Reading knowledge of at least two European foreign languages.
  *   Advanced-level facility with systems required to perform work duties, including OCLC Connexion, MarcEdit, and integrated library systems (Alma preferred). These may also include systems designed for collection management, digital materials management and transformation, digital repository management, digital asset management, data management, data set management, data integration, communications, resource discovery, and social media
  *   Knowledge of Python desirable.
  *   In-depth knowledge and application of RDA/AACR2, MARC, LC cataloging standards, and LC classification
  *   Knowledge of cataloging issues and trends, particularly linked open data, Open Access, and BIBFRAME
  *   Knowledge of or experience with non-MARC formats and non-RDA metadata standards
  *   Experience in the principles of authority control, particularly selecting and applying controlled vocabularies and ontologies
  *   Ability to meet deadlines, apply policies and procedures consistently, conduct research, and present recommendations
  *   Strong written and verbal communication skills
  *   Effective interpersonal and collaborative skills; demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a small team
  *   May require supervisory or project management skills
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Electronic and Digital Resources Librarian

To apply, please visit: https://jobs-getty.icims.com/jobs/3131/electronic-and-digital-resources-librarian/job

The Getty Research Institute (GRI) Research Library seeks a creative, forward-looking, collaborative, and service-oriented Electronic and Digital Resources Librarian. The position reports to the Head of Library Technical Services and has a leading role in the workflows that establish and maintain discovery of and access to the library's electronic resources licensed locally and consortially through the Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC). The position also has a leading role in providing cataloging and bibliographic metadata related to internal and external electronic resources and locally digitized resources. The position has a supporting role in ensuring the integrated discovery and access across this same set of resources. In addition, the position serves as the Library's primary contact with SCELC, vendors, and publishers, and Library staff regarding discovery and access issues associated with the Library's licensed electronic resources. As a key member of a cross-unit electronic resources management team, the position coordinates with various Library units for managing electronic resources in such functions as acquisitions, cataloging, collection development, and user services. The position also collaborates internally regarding bibliographic metadata related to digitized resources. The position plays an active role in the Library's e-resource related training, projects, and initiatives.

Major Job Responsibilities:

  *   Work collaboratively with other units to initiate and manage trials, order resources, manage renewals, track usage, and resolve access issues for all electronic resources. Manages updates to electronic resources tools, such as Primo Central Index, and provider interfaces to reflect local needs.
  *   Catalog electronic resources in OCLC or activate Alma Community Zone records for remote-access materials (e.g., web sites, databases, e-journals. e-books) and direct-access materials (e.g., DVDs, CD-ROMs)
  *   Maintain bibliographic records for electronic and locally digitized resources, correcting errors in OCLC and Alma records, and reporting Alma Community Zone record errors. May enhance &/or upgrade minimal-level records for materials in preparation for local digitization.
  *   Work with other units on issues involving bibliographic metadata, including receiving and processing bibliographic records included in the weekly local digitization update.
  *   Manage communications with Library users and staff regarding trials, newly acquired resources, platform changes, service disruptions, and cancellations.
  *   Serve as a liaison to SCELC.
  *   Getty Research Portal: Work with the content specialist to provide information &/or guidance regarding bibliographic metadata.
  *   Getty Virtual Library: Work with Getty publications to provide updated MARC record files for publications they provide freely on the web.
  *   May provide support to Research Services as needed, such as assisting or training others in the effective use of electronic resources, and may include reference desk hours.

Qualifications:
*         MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school; graduate degree in Art History or a related discipline preferred.
*         Minimum 2-3 years professional experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  *   Reading knowledge of at least 2 foreign languages
  *   Advanced-level facility with systems required to perform work duties, including OCLC Connexion, MarcEdit, integrated library systems (Alma preferred), and electronic resource management systems. These may also include systems designed for collection management, digital materials management and transformation, digital repository management, digital asset management, data management, data set management, data integration, communications, resource discovery, and social media.
  *   Solid understanding of bibliographic metadata structure and principles and the principles of authority control, particularly selecting and applying controlled vocabularies and ontologies.
  *   Ability to meet deadlines, apply policies and procedures consistently, conduct research, and present recommendations. May require supervisory or project management skills.
  *   Knowledge of emerging trends, technologies, and best practices related to electronic resource management, bibliographic metadata, and the U.S. and foreign scholarly publishing industry, and vendor services.

*         Working knowledge of industry standards related to serials and e-resources. Familiarity with copyright, fair use, and other intellectual property issues as they pertain to e-resources and license agreements.

  *   Excellent written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, and attention to detail.
  *   Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a small team.
  *   Preferred: Experience with book digitization projects; specialized knowledge of the art book and/or electronic resource trade; experience with fund management and budget processes; knowledge of Python.
Barbara LaMori
Principal Cataloger
Getty Research Institute
1200 Getty Center Drive
Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90049-1688
(310) 440-7511
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