United States, Indiana, Bloomington
Professional, Full Time
INDIANA UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES-BLOOMINGTON
Visiting Assistant Librarian (Two Year, Non-Tenure Track Appointment)
The IU Bloomington Libraries are seeking an innovative and service oriented individual for the position of Metadata/Cataloging Librarian at the Indiana University Bloomington Libraries. This is a two-year, full-time, non-tenure track appointment in the Libraries’ Technical Services Department.
Founded in 1820, Indiana University-Bloomington has grown from a small state seminary into the flagship campus of a great public university with over 42,000 students and almost 3,000 faculty. Innovation, creativity, and academic freedom are hallmarks of IU Bloomington and its world-class contributions in research and the arts. The Indiana University Bloomington Libraries (
) are among the leading academic research library systems in North America, having recently been named the top university library by the Association of College and Research Libraries. The IUB Libraries provide strong collections, quality service and instructional programs, and leadership in the application of information technologies. The collections support every academic discipline on campus and include more than 6.6 million books, journals, maps, films, and audio/visual materials in over 900 languages. Users can access more than 400 databases, 43,000 electronic journals, and 224,000 electronic books, as well as locally developed digital content.
The IUB Libraries are active members of regional and national associations and consortia including the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Digital Library Federation (DLF), and is a founding member of HathiTrust, a shared digital repository. IU is the principal investigator for Kuali Open Library Environment (OLÉ) and is working with academic library partners to develop a next generation open source library management system.
The Technical Services Department consists of two divisions: Acquisitions and Cataloging. Reporting to the Head of the West European Cataloging Section (WECS) of the Cataloging Division, the incumbent will provide an integral knowledge link from MARC to non-MARC descriptive metadata activities for cataloging staff. This position will play an important role in assisting managers to develop and define the ongoing evolution of metadata in a traditional cataloging environment. In addition, the successful candidate will catalog materials in Western European languages in multiple MARC formats via the SirsiDynix Symphony integrated system and OCLC.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Metadata/Cataloging Librarian will:
- Participate in all aspects of non-MARC descriptive metadata for digital projects within the Cataloging Division: project development and planning, implementation, document preparation, training and creation of metadata using standard schemas
- Serve as non-MARC metadata resource person for Technical Services
- Provide full-level cataloging for monographs and CD-ROMs, including e-books, in English and West European languages, creating original cataloging records and enhancing cataloging copy
- Contribute monographic original and enhanced cataloging copy to BIBCO, the monographic bibliographic record program of the Library of Congress’ Program for Cooperative Cataloging
- Provide full-level cataloging for archive collections (mixed materials format) by creating original cataloging records
- Establish new name, series, and subject authority records for contribution to the national online name authority file via NACO and SACO, the name authority and subject authority cooperative programs of the Library of Congress’ Program for Cooperative Cataloging
- Manage the rush cataloging workflow for non-continuing resources
- Supervise student assistants
= M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school;
= minimum of one year relevant non-MARC metadata experience in an academic or research library system;
= minimum of one year original monograph cataloging experience in an academic or research library system;
= evidence of effective planning, implementation, document writing, and training of non-MARC metadata for digital projects;
= demonstrated working knowledge of cataloging rules, standards, and tools such as AACR2rev, LCRI, DACS, LC classification, and subject headings;
= demonstrated working knowledge of MARC (books format) and at least one other standard metadata scheme (e.g. TEI, MODS, Dublin Core, EAD);
= relevant experience with OCLC and an integrated library system;
= facility with at least one West European language;
= demonstrated ability to perform NACO authority work;
= excellent oral and written communication skills.
= Demonstrated supervisory experience;
= cataloging experience with mixed materials MARC format;
= relevant experience with the SIRSIDynix Symphony integrated library system;
= experience in crosswalking, normalizing, and transforming XML-based metadata;
= working knowledge of XML-related technologies such as XSLT and XPath.
SALARY AND BENEFITS: This is an entry-level position, with minimum starting salary of $40,400. Benefits include a university healthcare plan, university-funded base retirement plan, a 100% university paid group life insurance plan, and a generous paid time off plan. For a full list of benefits programs, please refer to the following resources:
Review of applications will begin February 1, 2011. The position will remain open until filled.
Please send letter of application, professional vita, and the names/addresses/telephone numbers of six references to:
Director of Human Resources
Libraries Human Resources
Herman B Wells Library 201B
Bloomington, IN 47405
For more information about Indiana University Bloomington go to
Indiana University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Indiana University has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and in that spirit seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.
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