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Part-time Metadata Librarian

  • Slippery Rock University
  • Slippery Rock, PA
  • Mid-Level
  • Part-Time

About this Job

Bailey Library at Slippery Rock University seeks a one-year, part-time temporary, nine-month faculty librarian. This position is responsible for the creation and maintenance of the library catalog as a gateway to all formats of library acquired information resources. In addition, this position participates in the weekly rotation of research services, and may serve as subject liaison.

Since this is a 75% position and per the collective bargaining agreement between the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) and the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties (APSCUF), Article 23.2b:, this part-time position will be scheduled for no more than 27 hours per week.

Metadata Responsibilities
Performs original and enhanced cataloging of library material of all types, formats, and languages conforming to national and local cataloging and metadata standards and schema.
Oversees the creation and maintenance of the library catalog. Develops strategies and tools for quality control. In coordination with other library faculty members, develops methods of ensuring that the library catalog will meet the needs of campus, off-campus, and consortia constituencies
Develops plans and methods to provide appropriate catalog access to electronic resources
Coordinates with the Resource Acquisitions Unit on the addition of bibliographic records to the library database for all types of electronic resources
Oversees the operation of the Bibliographic Services Unit. Plans and organizes the workflow of cataloging, metadata, and database management
Trains, supervises, and evaluates the work of Bibliographic Services staff
Coordinates with the Resource Acquisitions Unit to maintain efficiency of technical services workflow and ensure accurate bibliographic and holding information in local and national databases
Coordinates with Circulation Unit on inventory of library collections and related activities
Works collaboratively with other library faculty members on projects to provide access to digitized materials, including coordinating efforts to add holdings to the library database for electronic theses and dissertations.
Maintains awareness of current technology regarding bibliographic services, incorporating them into the local automated system as appropriate. Provides training in cataloging and new metadata standards
Serves as liaison to vendors related to Bibliographic Services operations


commensurate with experience

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or equivalent OR completion of a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school by August 21, 2023
Demonstrated cataloging/metadata experience
Demonstrated catalog database management experience
Demonstrated experience with MARC format and OCLC cataloging utility
Successful completion of an on-campus interview

Desired Qualifications

Experience in original cataloging of resources in audiovisual formats and/or foreign languages
Experience in the maintenance of authority data
Experience with Alma and/or Primo system
Supervisory experience in cataloging and database management
Work experience in an academic setting
Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills
Demonstrated analytical and organizational skills

How to Apply

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Posted On: May 3, 2023 / This posting expires: May 21, 2023