Position Description: Electronic Resources and Metadata Cataloger Todd L. Butler 10 May 2006 21:51 UTC
ELECTRONIC RESOURCES AND METADATA CATALOGER The Cataloging Department at the University of California, Irvine, Libraries is seeking a librarian to provide leadership and expertise in providing intellectual access to the Libraries’ electronic and digital resources. The incumbent will bring vision and energy to designing and implementing effective organization of and easy access to these resources. Duties & Responsibilities Reporting to the Head of the Cataloging Department, the Electronic Resources and Metadata Cataloger serves as the Department’s specialist and liaison on issues of bibliographic control and metadata related to electronic and digital resources. The successful candidate will provide leadership within the Cataloging Department for the formulation of policies and practices related to electronic resources and lead the Libraries in the analysis and use of metadata to facilitate access to digital collections. Other responsibilities of the Electronic Resources and Metadata Cataloger include training others in metadata creation and management; working in a team environment across departments and divisions to facilitate access and maintenance of electronic and digital resources; serving as liaison to Public Services and Collections departments regarding electronic resources issues; managing the batch loading and maintenance of catalog records received from vendors and the University of California cataloging consortium; participating with the Cataloging Department Head and Section Heads in the management of the Cataloging Department and serving on the Cataloging Policy Committee; participating in UC system-wide initiatives related to the management of electronic resources and coordinating projects to provide access to titles received through the California Digital Library; keeping current with emerging trends in cataloging of electronic and digital resources. Qualifications Required: * Graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and experience. * Professional or paraprofessional cataloging experience in an academic or research library. * Knowledge of current cataloging rules and standards including AACR2rev, LCRI, LCSH, MARC formats, and the Library of Congress subject headings and classification system. * Familiarity with issues and standards for providing access to electronic resources. * Familiarity with non-MARC metadata schema and their application. * Aptitude for complex, analytical work with attention to detail. * Problem-solving skills and flexibility. * Ability to work independently and prioritize multiple assignments to ensure that departmental and library goals are realized. * Knowledge of an integrated library system and an online bibliographic utility such as OCLC or RLIN. * Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; the ability to work effectively as part of a team and independently in a culturally diverse team-based environment. * Ability to meet the University of California criteria for advancement and promotion. Preferred: * Experience in cataloging of electronic resources. * Experience with non-MARC metadata schemes. * Ability to catalog in one or more of the following European languages: French, German, Italian or Spanish. * Experience using Innovative Interfaces Inc. Millennium System. * Experience with loading records and batch processing of records. Consideration will be given to applicants with a wide range of years of experience, including qualified early career librarians. The Cataloging Department The Cataloging Department is responsible for cataloging approximately 40,000 items annually including monographs, serials, AV, music, computer files, electronic resources, and government publications for all subjects and languages. Including the Department Head, the staff includes 7 librarians, 22 library assistants and a varying number of student assistants. The Department consists of four sections: Monograph Cataloging, Serials Cataloging, Catalog Maintenance, and East Asian Cataloging. The Department uses OCLC for cataloging and the Innovative Interfaces Inc. INNOPAC system as the Libraries' OPAC. The Libraries The UCI Libraries are committed to innovation and excellence and are in a major period of growth and change. The Libraries consist of the Langson Library, the Science Library, the Library Gateway Study Center, and the Grunigen Medical Library. The Langson Library primarily serves the Schools of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences, Social Ecology, Business, the Department of Education, and Interdisciplinary Studies. The Science Library primarily serves the Schools of Biological Sciences, Medicine, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and Information and Computer Sciences. The Grunigen Medical Library serves the UCI Medical Center, located in Orange, 12 miles from the main campus. The UCI Libraries have a staff of 273 FTE and an organizational structure that includes the use of teams in conjunction with departments. The library collection consists of over 2.4 million volumes and over 26,500 current serial titles and an aggressively expanding electronic resources collection. The UCI Libraries are a member of the: Association of Research Libraries (ARL), California Digital Library (CDL), Coalition of Networked Information (CNI), Center for Research Libraries (CRL), Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) and Scholarly Publishing & Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC). University of California, Irvine The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in over 1,500 acres of coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean, between San Diego and Los Angeles. Founded in 1965, UCI is among the fastest-growing University of California campuses, with more than 24,000 undergraduate and graduate students and about 1,400 faculty members. UCI has had an extraordinarily rapid rise to distinction in its first forty years, including membership in the Association of American Universities, ranking tenth among the nation’s best public universities by U.S. News and World Report (also among the top fifty research universities), and three Nobel prizes in the last ten years. Student enrollment is planned to reach 32,000 by 2010 accompanied by a proportional growth in faculty and staff. Nearly 60% of UCI students identify themselves as Asian American, African-American, Chicano/Latino, or Native American. The University offers 40 doctoral programs in addition to the M.D. UCI’s academic programs are ranked nationally among the top universities; several doctoral programs are ranked in the top ten. Librarians at the University of California Irvine are academic appointees and receive potential career status at the time of their initial appointment. Librarians periodically receive administrative and peer review for merit increases based on the following criteria: 1) professional competence and quality of service within the Library; 2) professional activity outside the Library; 3) university and public service; and 4) research and other creative activity. They are entitled to two days per month of annual leave, one day per month sick leave. The University has an excellent retirement system and offers a variety of group health, life, and disability insurance plans. Benefits are equal to approximately 40% of salary. Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience. Preferred appointment level: $39,000 - $50,208 (Assistant Librarian 1 – Associate Librarian III). Deadline for Applications: Applications received by June 1, 2006 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. To Apply: Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position should send their letters of application, complete résumés, and the names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references to: Library Human Resources UC Irvine, P.O. Box 19557 Irvine, CA 92623-9557 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org confidential fax: (949) 824-3270. Electronic applications are preferred. Upon application, candidates should be in possession of proof of their legal right to employment in the U.S. In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, verification of legal right to work will be required between the time of final selection and hiring, and is absolutely essential in ultimately being hired.