Library Cataloger, Woodbury University, Burbank, CA

Woodbury University invites applications for a part-time Library Cataloger. Reporting to the University Librarian, the Library Cataloger will provide leadership in developing, evaluating, and implementing workflows for authoring and managing metadata for library resources. The position provides original and copy cataloging of various materials across multiple formats. This is a half-time position.

This position qualifies for University-sponsored prorated employee benefit plans and programs subject to the eligibility requirements and conditions of each plan and program.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, evaluate, and implement cataloging policies and establish priorities for cataloging projects, incorporating input from other stakeholders within the library. Serve as an expert resource for cataloging issues.
  • Coordinate the review, manipulation, and loading of metadata for library materials of all types. Maintain high quality of local cataloging and contributions to national databases.
  • Provide original and complex copy cataloging of various materials across multiple languages, formats, and time periods in a contemporary MARC-based environment according to national and local standards.
  • Provide training, oversight, and guidance to library staff performing copy-cataloging.
  • May be responsible for opening and closing the library and coverage of public service desk in the absence of regularly scheduled personnel.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree or equivalent foreign degree.
  • Three years of cataloging experience required; demonstrate substantial, advanced work with a variety of materials and formats, preferably in an academic or research library.
  • Working knowledge of RDA, LCCS, LCSH, and MARC formats and standards.
  • Experience cataloging using OCLC Connexion.
  • Experience using a library resource management system, preferably OCLC’s WMS.
  • Experience with metadata transformation, and remediation tools such as MARCEdit batch record processing, and metadata crosswalks.
  • Familiarity with principles of authority control.
  • Awareness of current issues and emerging developments within the national cataloging environment and within librarianship in general.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and presentation skills, particularly the ability to explain complex concepts to a wide variety of people in individual and group settings.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity or awareness about linked data principles and BIBFRAME.
  • Awareness and engagement with critical concerns in the discipline.
  • Working knowledge of at least one foreign language.
  • Subject knowledge in one or more art or architecture disciplines.

Application: Qualified persons should send a current resume, names and addresses of at least three references, and a cover letter addressing qualifications to:

Human Resources Office
Woodbury University
7500 N. Glenoaks Blvd.
Burbank, CA 91510-1052

Electronic applications preferred.

This position will remain open until filled. Review will begin immediately. Preference will be given to applications received by July 17, 2020.

Woodbury University is an EEO/AA institution committed to multicultural diversity in its peoples and programs.

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