University Library Specialist, Hunter Library, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC

TITLE: University Library Specialist
LIBRARY: Hunter Library, Western Carolina University
DEPARTMENT: Office of the Dean
LOCATION: Cullowhee, NC
POSTING NUMBER: SHRA279P

POSITION SUMMARY

The position performs cataloging of digital projects’ items using software such as CONTENT dm and ArchivesSpace. Creates access points (name, subject, and genre headings) using LC Name Authority File, LC Subject Headings List, Art and Architecture Thesaurus, RDA/LC PCC-PSS cataloging rules, and the guidelines established in the LC Subject Headings Manual. The position assists as needed with regular catalog database maintenance tasks related to authority and bibliographic record uploads and corrections in the Library’s Sierra ILS. Assists with other projects as determined by the Cataloging Unit’s workflow, for example, weeding and cataloging of print books. Occasionally provides instruction on internal procedures to others in the Cataloging Unit or Library. Occasionally writes drafts of procedures. Responsible for planning own day-to-day workflow and establishing own day-to-day priorities.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES REQUIRED FOR THIS POSITION

Must have mastery of RDA/LC-PCC PS and AACR2/LCRI rules which govern choice of main entry/authorized access points such as what name, geographic, corporate, and title headings are to be added to a record as well as the construction of those headings. These rules can be both complex and require judgment. Must have mastery of Library of Congress Subject Headings and LC Subject Headings Manual. Creation of subject headings can be highly technical, for example, creation of the heading for Judaculla Rock required close reading of the section of the LC Subject Headings Manual dealing with formulating Geographic Headings (H690), the section dealing with Qualification of Geographic Headings (H810), and research on the U.S. Board of Geographic Names decision on this name.

Must master the aspects of MARC coding that relate to name and subject headings and searching OCLC name and subject authority databases. Must be able to search and interpret other authority files such as Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus, U.S. Board on Geographic Names, and LC Thesaurus for Graphic Materials. Must keep up with evolving software tools needed for cataloging such as Connexion, CONTENTdm, and III Sierra.

Must be able to perform work requiring accuracy and considerable attention to detail without close supervision. Must be able to work in a production-oriented environment. Must have a proven ability to maintain effective working relations with coworkers and supervisors.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Graduation from a four-year college or university and one year of experience in a library or archives and/or records management; or high school and five years’ experience in a library or archives and/or records management; or equivalent combination of training and experience.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge of and experience with OCLC. Knowledge of RDA/LC-PCC PS, AACR2/LCRI and LC Subject Headings. Familiarity with the MARC format. Familiarity with using digital content management systems such as CONTENTdm, ArchivesSpace, and cataloging tools such as RDA Toolkit and LC Subject Headings Manual. Familiarity with using other authority files or controlled vocabularies/thesauri lists such as the Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus, U.S. Board on Geographic Names, and LC Thesaurus for Graphic Materials. Ability to perform work requiring accuracy and considerable attention to detail without close supervision. Ability to work in a production-oriented environment.

ANTICIPATED HIRING RANGE: $31,025 – $31,490
POSITION TYPE: Permanent Full-Time
SALARY BAND RANGE: $31,025 – $61,720
OPEN DATE: 06/20/2017
CLOSE DATE: 07/21/2017

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:

To be considered, applicants must apply online. A cover letter, resume, and list of references are required attachments that are needed in order to complete the application process.

To view this posting and apply got to http://jobs.wcu.edu/postings/7145

For questions regarding this posting please contact Paromita Biswas, Metadata Librarian, Western Carolina University, Cullowhee, NC at 828-227-3721 or library.wcu.edu

 

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