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Librarian - Metadata & Cataloging Services

Organization: University of Central Oklahoma
Date Posted: 8/29/2013
City: Edmond
Location: Oklahoma
Country: United States
Primary Category: Position Closed - Do Not Apply
Salary: $38,278.00 yearly

Description & Details
General Information
Catalogs library materials in a variety of formats using appropriate national standards, such as AACR2, RDA, MARC, LC Subject Headings, and LC Classification. Uses software such as OCLC Connexion and Voyager Integrated Library System. Ensures that metadata fully enriched the catalog records. Assists the Coordinator of Metadata and Cataloging Services in overall bibliographic management of library resources and authority control. Creates bibliographic records to be contributed to WorldCat international database. Stays current with trends and developments in cataloging and metadata. Provides leadership in adopting new technologies and assists with documentation of department procedures to ensure best practice.
Position Details
The duties listed in this job description are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
  • Catalogs books, musical scores, sound recordings, mixed media materials, archival materials, video recordings, electronic resources, computer software, non-published materials, and other materials as assigned. 
  • Creates original and adapts existing full descriptive cataloging records according to national and international cataloging standards. 
  • Creates and inputs MARC descriptive fields for cataloged library resources according to international cataloging standards. 
  • Responsible for creation and maintenance of non-MARC metadata. 
  • Assists with maintaining the bibliographic integrity of the library online catalog. 
  • Uses Library of Congress classification and Dewey Decimal classification schedules and tables to formulate and assign unique classification numbers for separately cataloged works. 
  • Participates in considering future issues affecting the library's intellectual organization of information such as the application of metadata analysis to the library's digital repositories. 
  • Establishes and verifies catalog name, title, name-title, and subject entries, searching OCLC and Library of Congress authorities databases. 
  • Maintains headings in authority file and on bibliographic records in Voyager. 
  • Serves as a subject liaison for promotion and outreach of library services and resources for assigned academic departments and/or subject areas. 
  • Assists Coordinator of Metadata and Cataloging Services with documentation of procedures and distribution to MCS staff. 
  • Participates in quarterly review of department guidelines and provides professional input. 
  • Maintains a working knowledge of existing and emerging metadata standards, schemas and best practices. 
  • Maintains knowledge of and engages in the efforts to promote scholarly access to digital repositories. 
  • Maintains knowledge of current issues in academic librarianship. 
  • Serves on library, university, and professional committees. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.  
Required: Master's degree from an ALA accredited library program. Completed graduate-level coursework in cataloging.

Preferred: Academic library experience in cataloging. Working experience with Voyager Library Information System. Experience providing effective bibliographic description of a diverse variety of materials, both print and online. Working experience with staff-side functions of an integrated library system. Experience with OCLC Connexion. Experience with collection management in assigned subject areas.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Required: Demonstrated in-depth understanding of: MARC21 bibliographic format; LC cataloging policies and procedures; LC classification schedules and practices; LC subject headings; current cataloging rules. Evidence of strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to follow technical instructions and to resolve bibliographic problems. Must work with accuracy and attention to detail. Ability to work cooperatively with faculty, staff, and students. Commitment to professional involvement and continuing education. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in teams and in a changing environment.

Preferred: Proficient knowledge of cataloging duties using an integrated library system. Demonstrated planning, problem solving, analytical, management and leadership skills. Strong customer service orientation. Knowledge of next-generation search platforms. Competency with MS Outlook and other MS Office suite of applications.

How to Apply / Contact

This position is open until filled. Go to and submit online staff application with cover letter, resume, and degree transcripts attached. A Doctorate level degree transcript may be attached, but is optional.

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About MLA

The Music Library Association is the professional association for music libraries and librarianship in the United States. Founded in 1931, it has an international membership of librarians, musicians, scholars, educators, and members of the book and music trades. Complementing the Association’s national and international activities are eleven regional chapters that carry out its programs on the local level.