The College of William & Mary
The Cataloging & Metadata Librarian will focus on originaland complex cataloging and metadata projects that enhance the
discovery of our collections.The position will focus primarily on
the special collections of the William & Mary Libraries, but
may include other materials that require original cataloging.This
position will become expert not just in cataloging, but also in how
patrons discover materials through new initiatives such as linked
data, RDF, BibFrame, etc.or through websites and online exhibits.
They will lead a small group of catalogers in finding scalable
workflows to reduce our backlogs and move efficiently through
special collections materials while providing accurate, helpful
metadata for researchers.Most importantly, they will bring a
positive, creative, playful approach to problem solving, serving as
an excellent colleague and partner in the discovery of our
wonderful collections and resources.
This position is part of the Libraries' Content Services Team
which includes acquisitions, cataloging, systems, continuing
resources, budget & finance, digital services, and collection
development and is led by the Associate Dean for Collections &
Content Services.This position reports to the Head of Cataloging
& Metadata and will collaborate closely with their supervisor,
the staff they supervise, and others in the team and library on
their goals and responsibilities.
Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent from an American
Library Association accredited program or international
Minimum of 1 year experience in cataloging that includes rare
books and\/or special collections materials.
Demonstrated knowledge of and ability to apply cataloging
standards such as RDA, DCRM, LCSH, LCC and MARC21 coding.
Experience using tools such as OCLC Connexion, MarcEdit, and
Cataloger's Desktop to perform original and complex copy
Strong commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and
Experience working with special collections materials (in
public or technical services roles or as a researcher).
Adaptable, positive outlook and interest in user experiences
Experience cataloging manuscripts, archives, or other special
Experience creating, reviewing and editing of metadata for
Awareness\/familiarity with existing and emerging metadata
standards and schemes, such as RDF, XML, Dublin Core, linked data,
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The College of William & Mary
Website : http://www.wm.edu
William & Mary is unlike any other university in America. We’re the second oldest college in the nation, but also a cutting-edge research university. We’re a "Public Ivy" — one of only eight in the nation — offering a world-class education at an exceptional value. Our students are not only some of the smartest in the world, but passionate about serving others and serious about having fun. Our professors are teachers, scholars and research mentors, the cornerstone of a thriving intellectual community that produces experienced, engaged, successful graduates. Through their strengths, passions and knowledge, our faculty, students and staff are creating a new model of sustainability for higher education. We love our hometown of Williamsburg and the amazing Commonwealth of Virginia and we’re proud to be one of the reasons for their economic success.