Monday, July 14, 2008

Cataloging & Metadata Librarian

Loyola Marymount University seeks a creative, flexible and collaborative Cataloging and Metadata Librarian. This position ensures that library resources are accessible to faculty, students, staff, and the public by means of a clear and consistent public catalog and classification order and metadata created for digital collections. The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian will participate in building a library collection, which supports the educational mission of the University.

Loyola Marymount, founded in 1911, is a comprehensive university in the mainstream of American Catholic higher education. Located on the west side of Los Angeles overlooking the Pacific Ocean, LMU is one of the nation’s 28 Jesuit colleges and universities and five Marymount institutions. It serves 5,400 undergraduates and over 2,500 graduate students in the Colleges/Schools of Liberal Arts, Science and Engineering, Business Administration, Communication and Fine Arts, Film and Television, Education, and Law. Loyola Marymount seeks professionally outstanding applicants who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence, the education of the whole person, and the building of a just society. LMU is an equal opportunity institution actively working to promote an intercultural learning community. The university recently broke ground on a new library which will open in Fall 2009.

We seek candidates who typically possess a Master’s degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association (A.L.A.). Minimum of three (3) years cataloging or metadata creation experience is required, with at least one (1) year professional-level cataloging or metadata creation experience (including internships). This cataloging and metadata experience encompasses knowledge of machine-readable cataloging formats, Anglo American cataloging rules, Library of Congress classification and Library of Congress subject headings. Familiarity with OCLC or other national bibliographic databases is needed, in addition to familiarity with INNOPAC or other integrated on-line library systems. Experience with one or more of the following metadata standards are a must: EAD, TEI, VRA Core, Dublin Core, RDF, CIDOC, or others. The successful candidate will have the ability to prioritize work, and communicate effectively with faculty, students, staff, and the public.

For additional details regarding this position, please visit our website. We offer a comprehensive benefits package. Interested candidates must apply online at (Reference #09-130).

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