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Cataloging Librarian II

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Cataloging Librarian II
Posted Date
19 hours ago
(7/9/2018 4:14 PM)
Requisition Number
Regular Full-Time
Position Status
Getty Center
GRI - 0419-Library Services
Targeted Hiring Range
$54,992.08 - $68,745.04 Annually
Commensurate with experience and internal equity
Job Summary
The Getty Research Institute (GRI) Research Library seeks a creative, forward-looking, collaborative, and service-oriented Cataloging Librarian. The position reports to the Head of Library Technical Services and has a leading role in the workflows that establish and maintain discovery of and access to the library’s published electronic, digital, physical resources, and data sets relating to scholarly art history, humanities, and art conservation in a variety of languages. The position accomplishes this by creating and processing various metadata independently and collaboratively to provide and enhance access to these resources. The position uses professional judgment, applies bibliographic metadata standards and principles to clearly describe materials in order to provide effective access to them using a variety of scholarly research tools. The position has a supporting role in ensuring the integrated discovery and access across this same set of resources. In addition, the position works collaboratively in a metadata team with other catalogers, and with other internal units and external organizations that provide or use the metadata
Major Job Responsibilities
Focuses on the creation of original metadata and complex metadata revision for regular and rare monographs and integrating resources based on national standards, best practices, local guidelines, research, and analysis for electronic, digital, physical resources and data sets relating to scholarly art history, humanities, and art conservation in a variety of languages
Creates new metadata of high complexity based on professional judgment in the application of standards, best practices, research, and analysis
Edits, aggregates, maps, enhances, transforms, and disseminates existing bibliographic and controlled vocabulary metadata in the local Library database and other databases as appropriate
Participates in special projects, including enhancing metadata for resources published before 1801
Manipulates and enhances metadata post-processing by using a variety of software tools
Revises and supervises the work of others in the unit and helps with training needs
Solves bibliographic access problems
Reviews bibliographic and controlled vocabulary metadata created by other catalogers, other internal units, and external organizations
Prepares name authority metadata for submission to NACO and bibliographic metadata for submission to BIBCO and eCIP
Recommends, creates, and updates bibliographic and controlled vocabulary metadata policies, procedures, and guidelines
Assists in maintaining and updating the unit's website content
For librarian positions: MLIS from an ALA-accredited library school; graduate degree in Art History or a related discipline preferred. For other positions: Graduate degree in Art History or a related discipline
Minimum 2-3 years professional experience
May require special subject, language, or technical expertise
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Reading knowledge of at least two European foreign languages.
Advanced-level facility with systems required to perform work duties, including OCLC Connexion, MarcEdit, and integrated library systems (Alma preferred). These may also include systems designed for collection management, digital materials management and transformation, digital repository management, digital asset management, data management, data set management, data integration, communications, resource discovery, and social media
Knowledge of Python desirable.
In-depth knowledge and application of RDA/AACR2, MARC, LC cataloging standards, and LC classification
Knowledge of cataloging issues and trends, particularly linked open data, Open Access, and BIBFRAME
Knowledge of or experience with non-MARC formats and non-RDA metadata standards
Experience in the principles of authority control, particularly selecting and applying controlled vocabularies and ontologies
Ability to meet deadlines, apply policies and procedures consistently, conduct research, and present recommendations
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Effective interpersonal and collaborative skills
Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a small team
May require supervisory or project management skills
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