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The Binghamton University Libraries seeks an experienced librarian to provide leadership for Cataloging/Metadata Services by providing bibliographic access and control through both metadata and traditional cataloging. Cataloging/Metadata Services is closely integrated with all other departments within the Libraries. The Head of Cataloging/Metadata provides leadership, guidance, and expertise to the department including supervision of faculty librarians, professional staff and classified staff. This position provides leadership to the team for original, adjusted and copy cataloging and bibliographic control for a wide range of print and non-print materials in various formats as well as metadata for our digital projects.
A strong commitment to service and user access to information is essential. The position reports to the Associate University Librarian for Technical Services, Library Systems, and Special Collections with the Dean of University Libraries as second-line supervisor. Librarians at Binghamton University are members of the tenure track faculty and are expected to contribute significantly to the profession.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Hires, trains and evaluates the work of original catalogers, adjusted catalogers and staff handling copy cataloging. Answers questions concerning cataloging, both bibliographic and authority based, and resolves complex cataloging problems including those associated with books, serials and non-print formats.
Takes a leadership role in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of cataloging operations and workflows to expedite the efficient processing of library materials. Stays current with changes to cataloging standards and rules. Writes and maintains documentation relevant to cataloging,and metadata.
Performs original and complex cataloging for materials in a variety of languages and in all formats, conforming to national and local standards and practices such as MARC, RDA, LCSH, OCLC, CONSER, BIBCO, BIBFRAME, Linked Open Data, and LC classification and other standards as the catalog and discovery systems develop.
Performs associated name, series, and subject authority control work as necessary to maintain database integrity. Participates in the Name Authority Cooperative Program (NACO).
Monitors the libraries' management system's (Alma) network zone, trains staff on database maintenance techniques to ensure accurate information and database integrity of Binghamton's bibliographic resources.
Here are a few reasons you should consider applying:
R1 research institution with more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary programs
Diverse collections in the areas of humanities, social sciences, and stem fields
Supportive environment that allows for professional growth and autonomy
Part of the SUNY Libraries Consortium of 64 campuses statewide
Dynamic robust growing campus
Generous professional development funds
Graduate degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution
At least three years of significant experience in cataloging and metadata services
Experience with maintenance of bibliographic records
Experience with cataloging practices including knowledge of RDA, Library of Congress subject heading practice, and MARC21
Demonstrated ability to work with detail to ensure accuracy
Experience with OCLC and/or ExLibris
Capacity for detailed cataloging to ensure accurate access and data quality
Experience with project planning, especially one with transformational change
Proficiency in a non-English language
To accomplish daily routines, the applicant should be able to lift and carry loads of books (10-20 lbs.), push heavy book trucks, bend and stretch to reach high and low shelves, and be able to spend periods of time at a computer.
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