Metadata Librarian Special Collections -- The University of Texas at Dallas -- Richardson, TX

The Metadata Librarian for Special Collections will support the library by serving as the principal cataloger and providing descriptive metadata for the Aviation, Philatelic, Rare Books, University Archives and other unique collections housed in the library. Provides copy and complex original cataloging of serials, monographs, rare books and digital collections including some foreign language materials and multimedia items. Provides input and guidance in the development and implementation of metadata creation policies, procedures and local practices for print, electronic, and multimedia formats of library materials. This position reports to the Head of Metadata Services.

Specific responsibilities:

  • Catalog resources using OCLC Connexion software to search and download appropriate records into ALMA ILS, and perform subsequent modifications to records, using AACR2, RDA, and LCSH according to national and local standards. Provide collection-level records for archival collections in aviation and other collections. Upload records to OCLC national bibliographic database as required.
  • Process resources in all formats within the Special Collections department, adhering to department requirements and archival processing methods.
  • Work with the Head of Metadata Services and Special Collections Archivists to establish cataloging priorities for special collections materials, and to set priorities for processing collections in the backlog. Serve as liaison between Metadata Services and Special Collections staff to develop and implement criteria and workflow for location selection and archival treatment of Special Collections materials.
  • Provide occasional customer assistance with the History of Aviation Collection.
  • Work with professionals in the Metadata Services Unit to devise, standardize and document cataloging and processing procedures for print, electronic and multimedia formats to insure adherence to local cataloging standards.
  • May include supervision of student workers.
  • Participate and provide input for appropriate meetings and committees as needed.
  • Cross train in other operational service units in order to increase awareness of full life cycle of processes involved in preparing materials for patron use.
  • May include occasional nights and weekends as appropriate.

Minimum Education and Experience:
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution; excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

To apply:

The University of Texas at Dallas is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer (M/F/D/V).

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