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    Posted: 24/Oct/2019 at 6:01pm
Monograph and Media Cataloger

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Posting Details
Position Number:     102812
Title:     Librarian (Open Rank)
Functional Title:     Monograph and Media Cataloger
Category Status:     15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category:     Faculty
University Authorized FTE:     1.000
Unit:     LIBR-Libraries

Campus/College Information:     
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:     
Responsible for performing original and complex copy cataloging of monographs held by Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA), and for audiovisual and streaming media resources for the general collection, in all subjects and in various languages. Creates and updates records following the standards of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, producing BIBCO and NACO records as appropriate. Applies relevant national, University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), and local policies. Performs complex problem solving related to bibliographic database corrections. Provides support for library employees for resolution of problems with bibliographic, holdings, and item records. Participates in planning and implementation of policies, workflows, and special projects to achieve departmental goals and objectives. Assists in the planning and management of assigned projects; on occasion may take a leadership role on a project. Participates in committees and group activities in the department, division, and University Libraries.

Minimum Qualifications:     
Master’s degree in library science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent professional degree.
Minimum of one year of professional cataloging experience in an academic, research, or special library in one or more of the following areas: special collections cataloging, monographs cataloging, audiovisual (physical formats and streaming), or other non-book cataloging. Knowledge of and proficiency with automated library systems, RDA and related policy statements, LC classification, LCSH and related thesauri, MARC 21 formats, and OCLC Connexion. Understanding of technical services operations, Library of Congress cataloging practices and procedures, emerging cataloging issues and trends. Ability to catalog European language materials.
Ability to manage a broad variety of tasks in response to varying time pressures with shifting priorities and changing constraints. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a congenial team environment and to interact effectively with a broad variety of personnel within and outside of Collection Services. Ability to communicate clearly, knowledgably and personably, orally and in writing, with all persons potentially affected by the scope of the work. Evidence of strong customer service orientation. Ability to meet standards for achieving permanent status.

Preferences:     
Experience with PCC programs. Knowledge of DCRM and DACS. Experience cataloging audiovisual resources. Understanding of media copyright issues, particularly regarding streaming and reformatting. Reading knowledge of at least one foreign language (German, Japanese, or Russian desired). Familiarity with emerging linked data models such as BIBFRAME; familiarity with common metadata standards. Experience in creating metadata for digital projects.

Additional Certifications:     
Additional Information:     
Posting Date:     10/23/2019
Closing Date:     11/22/2019
Open Until Filled     No
Best Consideration Date     

Physical Demands     
•     Able to work for extended periods at a computer screen using a graphical user interface, in a multiple window environment with a variety of font sizes.
•     Able to maintain sustained concentration with detailed work.
•     Moderate physical activity is required for lifting books, pushing book trucks, and packing/disposing of materials.
•     Able to lift heavy materials, work with dusty materials, and carefully handle materials in poor condition.
•     Requires traveling to other buildings on campus and working in a variety of situations.

Diversity Statement:     
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
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