Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Berkeley – Graduate Theological Union – Systems Manager and Metadata Librarian

Url: http://goo.gl/Ez7FcP

Closing Date: 3/18/16 or until filled.

Salary: $44/hour - part time (19 hour/week).

Located in Berkeley, California, the Graduate Theological Union is the largest and most diverse partnership of seminaries and graduate schools in the United States, pursuing interreligious collaboration in teaching, research, ministry, and service. The GTU’s Flora Lamson Hewlett Library — the geographic and spiritual heart of the GTU — is one of the most comprehensive theological libraries in the country, providing service for future parish ministers, seminary educators, scholars, and community leaders.


Reporting to the Head of Technical Services and Collection Development this position oversees the administration of the GTU Integrated Library System (ILS); maintains access to digital resources; performs original cataloging of library materials, as needed, in all formats.


1. Provides technical management, maintenance, documentation, and support for the library's Integrated Library System (Millennium) and related services, including local support for associated hardware and desktop client software for library staff.
2. Facilitates communications between vendors and local IT staff.
3. Manages and negotiates contracts with Systems and other service vendors and facilitates payment of relevant invoices.
4. Ensures seamless data loads from outsourced cataloging and authority control providers within the scope of local cataloging policies.
5. Oversees the technical aspects of cataloging and authority-control outsourcing initiatives with YBP and Backstage.
6. Manages residual cataloging functions: develop and manage cataloging projects by student copycatalogers; performs original cataloging as needed; coordinates all aspects of authority control; develop and document local cataloging policy and work flow procedures.
7. Compiles data and maintains relevant statistics.
8. Supervises physical processing of library materials.
9. Hires, trains and supervises student copy-catalogers and processing assistants.
10. Serves as a member of the Library Management Team.
11. Other duties as assigned


• ALA-accredited M.L.S. degree preferred.
• 2-3 years of experience working with integrated library systems in a client/server environment (Millennium) from a user perspective and as an administrator.
• 2-3 years of experience in records management and in cataloging and classifying materials in OCLC and other bibliographic utilities.

Special Skills:
• Demonstrated familiarity with metadata standards, communication standards, and classification systems (AACR2, RDA, MARC21, LCSH, LCC, DDC, EAD, DC, DCRM(B) and DACS)
• Knowledge of serial publications in print and digital formats
• Broad knowledge of library tools, systems, and resources in academic libraries
• Solid technology background, including Microsoft Office Suite software, and familiarity with trends in delivery of electronic information
• Experience providing access to electronic resources (licensing, access, troubleshooting, etc.) and authentication methods (including proxy software)
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively
• Strong analytical and decision making skills
• Positive customer service orientation
• Excellent communication skills: oral, written, listening and inter-personal

Preferred Qualifications:
• Previous experience in an academic library is highly desired
• Knowledge of theological literature and references
• Knowledge of at least one foreign language
• Familiarity with acquisitions and ILL processes
• Strong attention to detail
• Project management experience

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