Wellesley College seeks an experienced, collaborative, and service-oriented Database Maintenance Specialist to support user discovery of library resources at Wellesley College and beyond. The Database Maintenance Specialist is responsible for maintaining accurate, current data in the library catalog and other discovery platforms, and for assisting in the fulfillment of interlibrary borrowing and lending requests.
Wellesley College is a private, nonprofit liberal arts college for women founded in 1870. With its rich mix of print and online resources, the Library provides access to one of the finest undergraduate collections in the country. Key responsibilities As a member of the Library Collections team, maintain up-to-date, detailed bibliographic and holdings data for the Library collections using OCLCConnexion and the ILS. Ensure adherence to content and encoding standards (RDA, ISBD, MARC21) and the use of controlled vocabularies (LCNAF, LCSH, LCGFT) in the Library catalog; import and edit individual catalog records to meet these standards.
Maintain current e-resource metadata in the Library catalog through the batch processing, analysis, and editing of records from multiple vendors, providing timely access in light of ongoing additions and changes to available titles in the Library’s extensive e-resource collections.
Fulfill interlibrary borrowing and lending requests though participation in a number of library resource-sharing networks.
Train and supervise student assistants in resource sharing and Library stacks maintenance.
Minimum of two years’ related library experience
Experience in the use of OCLC Connexion, an integrated library system, and other cataloging tools
Familiarity with cataloging content and encoding standards (RDA, ISBD, MARC21), Library of Congress classification, and controlled vocabularies (LCNAF, LCSH, LCGFT)
Ability to effectively search for items in library catalogs, WorldCat, and other databases
Demonstrated strong service orientation, with strong communication skills, particularly in handling interlibrary borrowing requests
Original and/or copy cataloging experience in a variety of formats and languages; experience cataloging music, rare books, and e-resources helpful
Experience with batch loading and editing of e-resource catalog records
Supervisory experience; training and management of student assistants
Use of ILLiad or other systems for tracking and fulfilling interlibrary loan/borrowing requests; familiarity with best practices among resource sharing networks (such as RAPID, IDS, Boston Library Consortium, EAST)
Wellesley is known for the excellence of its education, the beauty of its setting, its gifted faculty, and the uniqueness of its campus culture. But most of all, Wellesley is known for the thousands of accomplished, thoughtful women it has sent out into the world for over 100 years women who are committed to making a difference. Every year, some 2,400 of the world's top undergraduate women are challenged to exceed their own highest personal and intellectual expectations. The mastery Wellesley graduates demonstrate across the professional and vocational spectrum, and the influence they wield, whether in their own communities or on the world stage is testament to a singularly empowering undergraduate experience. Wellesley's lively academic community places a high value on rigorous, probing inquiry, and creative, cross-discipline thinking. Its collaborative approach to scholarship encourages students to question, debate, and refine their points of view, not only with each other, but with our world-class faculty, often by working directly with them on groundbreaking projects. A Wellesley education fosters the highest standard of readiness for the real world in its graduates, in terms... of ability to think, act, and contribute meaningfully and effectively in their chosen areas of interest.