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Job ID 1730 Location Ellensburg Full/Part Time Full-Time Regular/Temporary Regular
The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian may supervise one library paraprofessional or student worker. The librarian will be part of the Collection Development and Management service unit. Cataloging includes original and copy cataloging of all formats, including print and special formats, and cataloging of multiple languages, authority control, database maintenance, and special projects. Metadata includes developing the institutional repository metadata creation and ingest procedures. The incumbent will establish policies; develop procedures; set goals; design and monitor workflow; adopt and implement new technologies; supervise, train and evaluate staff. This position will engage in embedded librarianship/liaison activities, instruction, and reference duties as part of the strategic mission of the Brooks Library. The Librarian participates in appropriate faculty and professional activities, including serving on college and departmental committees, and professional involvement and activity at the state and national levels.
Cataloging and Metadata
- Provides leadership in all aspects of Cataloging and Metadata operations.
- Completes original cataloging and classification of non-shelf-ready books and other library materials in the OCLC system and the Library Catalog that includes retrospective projects.
- Oversees the creation of metadata for digital material and collections in the Archives, institutional records, and teaching image collection.
- Directs the inputting of catalog records into the Library's automated system by classified staff and students; coordinates and directs cataloging and metadata workflows.
- Performs maintenance of catalog and authority files, manages all bibliographic records, and supervises others who do so.
- Participates in grant proposal writing process, budget planning, and seeking additional resources in support of library goals.
- Responsible for providing reports and statistical data on activities of cataloging and metadata.
- Make record corrections and perform bibliographic and authority database maintenance.
Research Services & Instruction - Provides research assistance for patrons in multiple modalities (in person, phone, chat, email). - Teaches credit-bearing courses in the Library and Information Science academic program. - Participates in UNIV101 Library instruction and collaborates in developing campus partnerships. - Serves as liaison to one or more academic programs with the following responsibilities: Builds and maintains skills and subject expertise to serve faculty and students in liaison area(s); assists with the identification, evaluation, and selection of materials; creates and maintains web-based subject resource guides.
Scholarship and Service - Meet the criteria of, and participates in, the university's peer review processes for advancement in rank, in accordance with the university's standards for reappointment, promotion, tenure and post-tenure review. - Participate in appropriate faculty and professional activities and actively participate in Library, University and professional committees and task forces. - Actively seek additional resources in support of Library's goals through university-funded programs and external grant opportunities. - As a member of the Library Council, make recommendations to the Dean on issues of planning, coordination and organization. - Complete special projects, committee assignments and other duties as assigned by the Dean of Libraries.
MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution or an equivalent terminal degree
Two years minimum experience performing original and copy cataloging in an academic library.
Ability to work with a diverse group of faculty, students, administrators, staff and general public; ability and skill in team-building, fostering effective communication and collaboration across diverse departments and with people with broadly varying technical skill levels.
Ability to provide training and instruction on processes to individuals, or small groups, or formal course instruction.
Evidence of flexibility, enthusiasm, and collegiality, adept at handling multiple responsibilities, and the ability to work effectively with faculty, students and staff. Demonstrated commitment to customer service.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills; must be able to maintain confidentiality.
As a tenure-track faculty member, the successful applicant will be expected to practice effective professional activities/teaching, conduct scholarly/creative activity, and perform professional, university and community service to meet the requirements specified for the awarding of tenure.
Strong preference will be given to applicants with two or more years of experience using MARC21 and non-MARC metadata schema, such as Dublin Core, EAD, MODS, and METS; current standards such as RDA, LCSH, LC Classification; authority records from varying sources, including the LC Name Authority File.
Demonstrated ability in writing, securing and managing grants and seeking external funding.
Experience with assessment of library services, strategic planning and project management.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience
To apply for this position, you must complete the on-line application and attach:
A detailed cover letter clearly demonstrating how your education and experience: (a) meet the required (and, as applicable, preferred) qualifications, (b) demonstrate the ability to perform the responsibilities as described by the posting, (c) detail how teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported students from racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds that are underrepresented in their academic fields (applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further CWU's commitment to diversity);
Current curriculum vitae;
The names, addresses, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references; and
A copy of transcripts showing highest degree held.
Screening Begins: November 23, 2017
NOTE: All job offers are contingent upon verification of highest degree held. Finalists will be required to submit official transcripts. ** Incomplete applications will not be considered. **Priority will be given to applications received by the screening date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org or 509-963-1202 if you require technical assistance with the on-line application process.
Conditions of Employment
Prior to employment, final candidate(s) will be required to submit to a background check. All information obtained through background investigations will be strictly confidential and revealed only to those required to have access.
The conditions of employment with Central Washington University are set forth in the Collective Bargaining Agreement between Central Washington University and United Faculty of Central, University policies and procedures, and applicable state and federal laws.
Located in historic Ellensburg, Washington, Central Washington University is a public four-year university. Home to over 10,000 students, Central has a commitment to hands-on learning and discovery, which takes students beyond the limits of the classroom and books. Central prepares students to become well-educated citizens who are ready for high-demand careers in the workforce and offers over 150 ...undergraduate majors as well as graduate studies programs and research. To prepare and enable students to succeed in a global economy, Central partners with over 30 colleges and universities around the world.CWU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Title IX/Veteran/Disability Employer.