Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Cataloging and Metadata Librarian - Santa Clara University


Santa Clara University seeks a creative, energetic librarian, who is excited about the opportunities offered by today’s academic libraries.

This librarian will fill the newly redefined position of Cataloging and Metadata Librarian and play a significant role in the creation
of new digital collections and the management of digitized and “born digital” content, managed by the Library.

The successful candidate will be responsible for adapting national/international cataloging standards to the local environment; providing
training and directing the work of paraprofessional staff and student employees; determining the best means for acquiring bibliographic
records and/or metadata from vendors or other libraries/agencies and for monitoring contracted work of this type; working with other librarians
to monitor evolving metadata standards for the creation of digital collections and a future institutional repository; and cataloging,
supervising the cataloging of, or assisting in organizing for access and use, special materials, such as archives and manuscript collections.
He/she will work with the Associate University Librarian for Collection Services to ensure an efficient overall processing flow for newly
purchased materials, gifts, or licensed electronic resources; and also work as a member of interdepartmental Library Work Groups or Project
Teams. The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian may also serve as a member of one or more of the Library’s standing committees or as a member of
groups formed in collaboration with other Information Services units.

Required: MLS, or equivalent, from an ALA-accredited program; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; 1 – 2 years post MLS experience
in cataloging or metadata creation OR a minimum of 2 years cataloging/metadata experience at a paraprofessional level, preferably in an academic
or large public library; demonstrated knowledge of principles of cataloging, subject analysis, classification, and authority control and ability
to apply those principles according to recognized rules and standards, including LC classification, LCSH, MARC 21, AACR2, and RDA; experience
using evolving standards for metadata, such as Dublin Core, METS, and MODS; demonstrated ability to supervise other staff and/or to manage
project teams; cataloging experience with OCLC; and experience with an Integrated Library System (ILS), Innovative Interfaces, Inc. preferred.
Preferred: Minimum 2 years post MLS experience (required for appointment at rank of Senior Assistant

Librarian) in cataloging or metadata creation; experience with CONTENTdm; and reading knowledge of a least one western European language. Initial
appointment at the rank of Assistant Librarian or Senior Assistant Librarian, depending upon background and experience.

Salary is dependant upon rank from a minimum of approximately $51,300.

Santa Clara University is a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley.
Santa Clara offers its more than 8,800 students rigorous undergraduate programs in arts and sciences, business, and engineering, plus master’s
degrees in a number of professional fields, law degrees, and engineering and theology doctorates. Distinguished by one of the highest graduation
rates among all U.S. master’s universities, Santa Clara educates leaders of competence, conscience, and compassion grounded in faith-inspired
values. Founded in 1851, Santa Clara is California’s oldest operating institution of higher education. The University Library
(http://www.scu.edu/library) has a staff of 37 (13 librarians). In early 2008, the Library moved to a modern, technology-rich facility which is
shared with Information Technology

(IT) and Media Services. The University Library, IT, and Media Services work collaboratively as a part of SCU’s Information Services Division.

To nominate candidates for this position, please send an email to the address below. To apply, send a letter of application, complete resume,
and the names of three references to:
Elizabeth M. Salzer, University Librarian, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053-0500 or email application
materials to esalzer at scu.edu.

Applications received by May 1, 2011 will receive full consideration.


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