Cataloging and Metadata Analyst

first_imgRequired Qualifications CompensationClassification: Administrative Analyst Specialist – Exempt IAnticipated Hiring Range: $5,000/month – $6,000/monthHiring Range: $3,897/month – $7,051/monthSan José State University offers employees a comprehensive benefitspackage typically worth 30-35% of your base salary. For moreinformation on programs available, please see the Employee Benefits Summary .Application ProcedureClick Apply Now to complete the SJSU Online Employment Applicationand attach the following documents: Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, policies, practices,and procedures of library, cataloging and metadata services, andtheir relationship to overall library functions and other units aswell as the ability to apply this expertise and judgment to addressunique problems.Demonstrated knowledge of principles and best practices incataloging and descriptive metadata utilizing one or more of thefollowing standards: MARC, RDA, Dublin Core, MODS, FRBR, andBIBFRAMEThorough knowledge library classification schemes, includingLibrary of Congress and Dewey decimal systems; online catalog; andcomputer applications in the library; library terminology, generalbibliographic forms and structures.Comprehensive knowledge of external online databases, systems,resources, and trends pertaining to the assigned functional area,including expertise in searching strategies.Comprehensive knowledge of national standards and resourcespertaining to library operations, including the ability to sourceand interpret information from such resources.Demonstrated knowledge of English grammar, business writing,punctuation and spelling; ability to compose and appropriatelyformat correspondence and reports.Ability to interpret, modify, and verify library records withinestablished rules and procedures; understand and operate librarycomputer systems and use the resulting output.Ability to perform accurately in a detail-oriented environment;handle multiple work priorities, organize and plan work andprojects.Must possess strong verbal communication skills; excellentcustomer service and public relations skills.Ability to work independently using relevant knowledge todetermine the best course of action.Ability to be flexible and adapt quickly to new assignments andwork under pressure.Ability to establish and maintain effective workingrelationships within and outside the work group and work in a teamenvironment. Preferred Qualifications Job SummaryThe University Library Cataloging and Metadata Analyst leads theCataloging and Metadata operation within the Data and ResourceServices Unit, providing innovative leadership, vision, planningand expertise to support cataloging, metadata and discoveryservices. The Unit catalogs monographs and continuing resources inall formats in accordance with current national standards and thepolicies and best practices of the CSU’s Unified Library ManagementSystem (ULMS), utilizing OCLC (a world-wide cataloging database)and the integrated online library system (ILS). The Cataloging andMetadata Analyst also serves as the liaison with the CSU’s ULMSCataloging group, contributing to system-wide development andpresentation of ULMS best practices. This position coordinatesmetadata services for the library’s digital collections.Reporting to the University Library’s Director of Data and ResourceServices, and receiving work lead direction from the Head ofSystems and Metadata, the University Library Cataloging andMetadata Analyst works respectfully and cooperatively withemployees of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library to performduties under limited supervision, but works independently toachieve specified outcomes.Key Responsibilities Advertised: January 29, 2021 (9:00 AM) Pacific StandardTimeApplications close: ResumeLetter of InterestOthercenter_img Bachelor’s degree and three years progressively responsiblelibrary experience, including cataloging functions.A combination of education and experience that provides therequired knowledge and abilities may be consideredDemonstrated cataloging experience including originalcataloging, preferably in an academic or research libraryKnowledge of RDA, MARC formats, Library of Congressclassification system, and Library of Congress subjectheadingsExperience creating metadata utilizing Dublin Core, MODS, orother metadata schemaExperience with Linked Data and RDFExperience cataloging with integrated library systems (ILS),specifically Ex Libris Alma Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Provides leadership and oversight for the cataloging andprocessing of material in accordance with the policies and bestpractices of the CSU’s Unified Library Management System (ULMS)group, and serves as primary liaison with the ULMS Cataloginggroup.Collaborates with department and CSU colleagues toappropriately implement catalog record normalization andremediation that impacts the system-wide shared catalog(ULMS).Coordinates and prioritizes projects related to catalogingbatch loads, normalization and other bibliographicmaintenance.Supports staff in maximizing cataloging productivity througheffective use of technology and resources.Serves as a resource for principles and best practices incataloging and descriptive metadata utilizing one or more of thefollowing standards: MARC, RDA, Dublin Core, MODS, FRBR, andBIBFRAME.Monitors and evaluates emerging technology and makesrecommendations for implementation as appropriate.Provides leadership and oversight for metadata creation tosupport the discovery and use of the Library’s Digital Collectionsand Institutional Repository content.Supports staff in maximizing metadata productivity througheffective use of technology and resources.Contributes to projects involving emerging metadata schemas andsupport for the library’s digital strategy.Develops guidelines and standards for metadata creation in thedigital collections database.Performs analysis and manipulation of metadata utilizing one ormore of the following: MarcEdit, OpenRefine, Python, XSLT, etc.Leads initiatives and oversees improvement of metadata to reflectinclusive, socially-just terminology.Creates, maintains and posts cataloging and metadata policy andprocedure documentation for staff access. A Bachelor’s degree and/or equivalent training Input requiredqualificationsTwo years of administrative work experience involving study,analysis, and/or evaluation leading to the development orimprovement of administrative policies, procedures, practices, orprograms All applicants must apply within the specified application period:January 29, 2021 through February 12, 2021 . This positionis open until filled; however, applications received afterscreening has begun will be considered at the discretion of theuniversity.Contact InformationUniversity [email protected] InformationSatisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminalrecords check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue acontingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, which maybe rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifyinginformation, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowinglywithheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorilycomplete the background check may affect the continued employmentof a current CSU employee who was offered the position on acontingent basis.The standard background check includes: criminal check, employmentand education verification. Depending on the position, a motorvehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checksare conducted through the university’s third party vendor, AccurateBackground. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSUwill pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence ofrequired degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time ofhire.SJSU IS NOT A SPONSORING AGENCY FOR STAFF OR MANAGEMENT POSITIONS.(e.g. H1-B VISAS)All San José State University employees are considered mandatedreporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect ReportingAct and are required to comply with the requirements set forth inCSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.Equal Employment StatementSan José State University (SJSU) is an EqualOpportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed tonondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenshipstatus, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, geneticinformation, marital status, medical condition, national origin,race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation,transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicablefederal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students,faculty and staff programs and activities. 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