Arlington, Virginia
May 18, 2018
Jun 01, 2018
Full Time
Job Title: LIBRARIAN, CATALOGING AND METADATA Closing Date/Time: Thu. 05/31/18 11:59 PM Eastern Time Salary: $56,243.20 - $90,001.60 Annually
Job Type: Full-Time Location: Central Library - 1015 N. Quincy Street, Arlington *METRO-accessible*, Virginia       Join an innovative team that continuously strives to anticipate and meet community needs, maintain rich library collections, and improve upon a 98% customer satisfaction rating. Cataloging and Metadata Services is part of the Materials Management Division that centrally acquires, catalogs, classifies, and processes all materials for Central Library, seven branches, and the Pop-Up location, and maintains the integrity of a database of 300,000+ catalog records.

Specific responsibilities include:
  • Playing a key role in the ongoing upkeep and maintenance of the library's cataloging, authority control, receiving, and processing workflows.
  • Insuring that print, non-print, and electronic resources are accessible to borrowers in the most timely and cost-effective manner possible.
  • Supporting the manager in quality control for the cataloging and processing of all library materials, while maintaining proper cataloging standards and procedures.
  • Keeping abreast of emerging trends, innovations and best practices affecting library systems and catalogs, and of methods of electronic resources management and metadata standards.
  • Using cataloging tools, such as MarcEdit, OCLC Connexion Client and Sierra's global update to create lists functions, and implement changes and enhancements to the library database.
  • Performing original and copy cataloging in all formats.
  • Coordinating database policies and procedures for the library system, and performing database maintenance practices.
  • Incorporating new ways of leveraging technology for collecting, organizing, and providing access to library materials.
  • Supporting the cataloging and metadata needs of the Center for Local History.
The successful candidate will be able to help leadership inspire a broad and shared vision for innovative library services, demonstrate the ability to work quickly and accurately in a service and production-oriented environment, and thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing workplace.
 Selection Criteria: Minimum: Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university, plus substantial experience providing library services with at least one year in cataloging related work.

The ideal candidate will have experience providing programming or technical services that include the following:
  • Knowledge of automated cataloging in a public library setting using modern metadata standards, authority control, and acquisitions processes, such as Dewey Decimal Classification, AACR2, MARC21, LCSH, and LC subject headings, RDA, and LCNAF;
  • Working with vendors to outsource cataloging and processing library materials, including those pertaining to shelf-ready product delivery;
  • Workflows to incorporate new technologies or shifts in cataloging priorities.
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems and statistical analysis;
  • Understanding of typical collection development, acquisitions, and processing practices of a large library; and/or
  • Technical cataloging services modules such as Sierra, MarcEdit, OCLC Connexion Client or other automated systems.

 Special Requirements: Must possess or be eligible for a Virginia Librarian's Certificate.

Must be able to push and pull full book carts and lifting items weighing up to 35 lbs.
 Additional Information: Work Hours: This is a full-time position schedule to work 40 hours per week.

As this is a broadband class, qualifications may be reduced to hire at the entry (1 year) or journey (2 years) level with a similar reduction in the specialty area.

Each section of the application must be completed. A resume may be attached, however, it will not substitute for the completed application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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