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Monographs Cataloger (Librarian, Open Rank)
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.
With collections including 4 million volumes and more than 40,000 serials subscriptions, the University of Maryland Libraries allocate 75 percent of its materials budget to electronic resources. Maryland ranks 39th among the 115 member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries and has an operating budget of $23.7 million. The University of Maryland Libraries benefit from being situated geographically within minutes of the nation’s capital and its departments, agencies, and research centers.
The Monographs Cataloger is responsible for: (1) Performing original and complex copy cataloging of monographs held by the University of Maryland Libraries, in all subjects and in various languages; (2) Creating and updating records following the standards of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, producing BIBCO and NACO records as appropriate; (3) Applying relevant national, University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), and local policies; (4) Performing complex problem solving related to bibliographic database corrections; (5) Providing support for library employees for resolution of problems with bibliographic, holdings, and item records.

Reporting to the Director of Cataloging and Metadata Services, the Monographs Cataloger participates in planning and implementation of policies, workflows, and special projects to achieve departmental goals and objectives. This position assists in the planning and management of assigned projects; on occasion may take a leadership role on a project and is expected to participate in committees and group activities in the department, division, and University Libraries.

Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription
Position: Monographs Cataloger (Librarian, Open Rank)
Organization: University of Maryland Libraries, College Park
Location: College Park,  MD 
United States
Salary: $60,000 to $75,000
Posting Start Date: 12/9/2021
Date Posted: 12/9/2021
Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or non-US equivalent, or a graduate degree in a subject area relevant to the position’s duties. 
  • Minimum of three years of professional experience performing original and complex copy cataloging of monographs in an academic, research, or special library. 
  • 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 the department. 
  • 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.
  • Participation in PCC programs, especially NACO and BIBCO. 
  • Supervisory experience. 
  • Familiarity with linked data models such as BIBFRAME; 
  • familiarity with common metadata standards.
  • Experience in creating metadata for digital projects.
For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to: https://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.
Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. Applicant must meet the Libraries' requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to professional development, service, and self-directed research, scholarship, and/or creative activities. For additional information, consult the following website:

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/89286.  No relocation assistance will be provided.  You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment.  An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/email addresses of three references
Status: This listing expires on: 3/9/2022
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University of Maryland Libraries, College Park

College Park,  MD 20742
United States
Mary Galvin