The John J. Burns Library of rare books, special collections, and archives at Boston College is seeking a versatile Special Collections Cataloger to engage in the creation of robust, high-quality, accurate metadata for a wide variety of printed and published materials in the Burns Library. The incumbent will create MARC21 catalog records for published materials across collecting areas, including early printed materials, graphics, audio/visual materials, maps, and archival collections. S/he will also assist with the development and implementation of initiatives to assess and enhance legacy metadata and supervise the work of one full time non-exempt cataloging assistant. The ideal candidate will have a passion for providing access to and facilitating discovery of special collections materials in a variety of formats and languages. S/he will work collaboratively with the Head of Special Collections Technical Services and other cataloging staff to ensure that cataloging policy and metadata creation adheres to national and local best practices.
Applicants should have at least two years of experience creating metadata in a special collections setting and at least one year of experience creating catalog records that adhere to the DCRM(B) cataloging standard. Proficiency in library management software such as OCLC and Alma is required. Experience in the application of additional DCRM manuals or cataloging of non-book formats is preferred. Reading knowledge of at least one non-English language is required. Supervisory experience is preferred. A master's degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent is required. For information about the Boston College University Libraries and the application process for this position, please visit: http://libguides.bc.edu/employment.
As part of their online application, applicants should submit a current resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter, and list of references. References will not be contacted without prior permission.
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