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Position Opening - Cataloging and Metadata Librarian, University of Scranton

We invite applications for a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track Cataloging and Metadata Librarian at Weinberg Memorial Library at The University of Scranton. The regularly scheduled hours for this position will be primarily Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. A generous benefits package is offered, including medical, dental, and vision coverage, a retirement plan, and paid vacation, holidays, and research leave.

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian facilitates access to Library resources by supervising the Library’s Cataloging Department and maintaining the accuracy of the Library’s online catalog.

Essential Duties:

  • Directs and oversees the day-to-day operations of the Cataloging Department
  • Supervises and evaluates the work of one Cataloging Assistant
  • Catalogs materials in all subjects, formats and languages
  • Maintains the accuracy of the catalog’s records
  • Manages authority control and the bulk loading of bibliographic records into the library catalog
  • Provides cataloging statistics for library reports and accreditation reports for various University departments
  • Consults with Special Collections and Digital Services as needed
  • Explores and integrates appropriate emerging technologies into cataloging practices
  • Maintains close relationships with all library functions (circulation, research services, acquisitions, special collections and systems)
  • Participates in planning, implementing, and configuration of the integrated library system (ILS) as it pertains to cataloging functions and public display
  • Participates in information literacy instruction

Additional Skills Required:

  • Familiarity with cataloging tools and standards including: RDA, AACR2, LCSH, LCCN, and MARC21 format for bibliographic holdings and authority control
  • Ability to implement new cataloging standards and procedures
  • Knowledge of XML and linked data technologies (e.g., XSLT, RDF, OWL, SPARQL, BIBFRAME)
  • Familiarity with emerging trends in library systems and services
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communication skills, and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical, organizational, and problem solving skills
  • Ability to work effectively both as a team member and independently
  • Ability to work creatively and collaboratively with students, faculty, staff, and community-at-large
  • Professional commitment to user-focused library services
  • Professional commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Ability to engage in scholarship and service in order to meet qualifications for reappointment and tenure, as defined in the Faculty Handbook
  • Ability to attain a second Master’s degree in a subject field, or the completion of thirty graduate credits in a discipline that improves professional competence, as a requirement for tenure (if not already accomplished at time of hire)

Minimum Education and Job Experience Requirements:
Must possess an American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master’s degree at time of appointment. Two years of cataloging experience (including non-book cataloging) working in a library, archives, or museum. Experience with an integrated library system (ILS) preferably Innovative Interfaces, Inc.’s Sierra. Working knowledge of OCLC Connexion or Worldshare Management Services. Demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate, and implement projects. Supervisory experience.

The University is a Catholic and Jesuit University animated by the spiritual vision and the tradition of excellence characteristic of the Society of Jesus and those who share in its way of proceeding. The University is a community dedicated to the freedom of inquiry and personal development fundamental to the growth in wisdom and integrity of all who share it its life. As a Catholic and Jesuit institution of nearly 4,000 undergraduate and more than 1,500 graduate students, The University of Scranton delivers a meaningful education that challenges its students morally, spiritually, and intellectually.

The University of Scranton is committed to providing a safe and nondiscriminatory employment and educational environment. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or other status protected by law. Sexual harassment, including sexual violence, is a form of sex discrimination prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational, extracurricular, athletic, or other programs or in the context of employment. The University of Scranton is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Educator. Veterans, minority persons, women, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff, and student body and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal and professional development, and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, the University encourages applications from candidates with diverse backgrounds. We recruit, employ, train and promote regardless of race, gender, sex, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, color, national origin, disability, age, veterans status and other underrepresented groups.

How to Apply
Interested applicants must apply online at https://universityofscrantonjobs.com. Please provide a CV, cover letter, and a list of three (3) references which include contact information. Review of applications will begin on March 29, 2019. The position will remain open until filled.

For questions regarding this position, please contact the search committee chair: Narda Tafuri Associate Professor, Coordinator of Technical Services/Acquisitions Librarian, The University of Scranton Weinberg Memorial Library, narda.tafuri@scranton.edu