Job Description Summary:
The George Washington University, located in the heart of Washington, D.C., offers undergraduate and graduate programs in many disciplines. The GW Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), the Chesapeake Information and Research Library Alliance, and the Northeast Research Libraries Consortium. The Libraries support and collaborate with faculty in research and teaching, and are committed to development, training, and professional service.
Under the direction of the Resource Description Coordinator, the incumbent is a member of the Resource Description Group (RDG) and the greater metadata management group within the George Washington University Libraries. The RDG is responsible for describing and providing access to library collections including serial and monographic content in all formats. The RDG plays an instrumental role in helping the Libraries achieve the objectives laid out in its strategic plan, has been involved in and collaborated on the next generation metadata development through BIBFRAME, PCC, and with colleagues worldwide. The Metadata Professional has the primary responsibility for creating metadata for continuing resources; performing complex metadata revision; and is expected to write scripts (e.g. Python, Perl) for repurposing existing metadata, and identity management work for library's collections. The Metadata Professional is expected to collaborate with colleagues from functional areas across GW Libraries and beyond in service of the GW Community and the profession.
Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited library program, or a Master’s degree in a related information field
Minimum 1 year of cataloging experience. Professional understanding and knowledge of cataloging principles and procedures, including but not limited to: RDA, LC/PCC PS, LCSH, LC Class.
Demonstrated professional knowledge in non-MARC metadata such Dublin Core, MODS, RDA/RDF, etc., thesauri, controlled vocabulary, identity disambiguation and reconciliation
Demonstrated knowledge of and proven ability to apply/use current cataloging standards, practices, and tools for original and complex copy cataloging for continuing resources following CONSER standards
Demonstrated experience in creating, editing, and transforming non-MARC metadata, such as EAD, Dublin Core, or others.
Experience working with OCLC and an Integrating Library System
Demonstrated ability to be self-motivated and to work creatively, independently, collaboratively,
Demonstrated experience with organizational, project and time management skills
Demonstrate strong service-orientation, forward-thinking, flexible
Effective oral, written communication and interpersonal skills
Special Instructions to Applicants::
Please upload a cover letter that includes an assessment of skills related to basic qualifications, and curriculum vitae.
Review of applications will begin December 1, 2016 and continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered.