Under the general supervision of the Director of Libraries, and routine day-to-day collaboration with the Head of Technical Services, the incumbent will manage the creation and enrichment of metadata representing Pratt Institute Libraries’ digital, physical, and virtual collections. The position is responsible for performing the work related to metadata and cataloging, and for establishing best practices, standards, and metadata creation procedures. The Cataloging & Metadata Librarian will routinely create original cataloging of print/digital materials in a variety of formats in a mixed RDA/AACR2 environment using the MARC standard and is expected to work with other metadata standards and schemas (e.g. BIBFRAME, EAD, VRA Core) as the need arises. The position performs subject analysis and classification using LCSH and Dewey Decimal Classification and is expected to work with other thesauri and organizational systems when the need arises. The incumbent is responsible for initiating and managing authority control, metadata quality control, and bibliographic database problem resolution to ensure metadata and authority records meet local and professional standards. The position also plays a regular role in collection development, providing reference desk coverage and participates directly in the provision of library instruction and information sessions. Some evening hours may be required.
The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian is a 12-month per year, full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor rank.
MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent. Preference will be given to candidates possessing expertise in art, design, architecture or humanities.
Skills: Expertise using the Microsoft Office Suite, integrated library systems software (e.g. Millennium, Voyager, and Aleph), and other cataloging tools (e.g. OCLC Connexion, Cataloger’s Desktop, and the RDA Toolkit) required. Must have experience applying content standards (e.g. AACR2, RDA, and DublinVRA Core) and authorities (e.g. LCSH, LCNAF, and AAT), as well as an excellent understanding of MARC.
Must also have strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively engage with all levels of faculty, students, and staff in a diverse and inclusive environment. A high level of organization and the ability to effectively balance multiple assignments and projects and to work both independently and as a member of a team are required. Excellent presentation and oral and written communication skills as well as knowledge of principles of diversity and inclusion also essential.
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