College is seeking a full-time Metadata Librarian. This position
oversees and manages metadata and cataloging of
collections in the Forrer Learning Commons. This position
reports to the Director of the Forrer Learning Commons. This is an
exempt, 12-month position.
- Develops, implements, and maintains workflows, procedures, and
documentation for all metadata management.
- Performs original, copy, and complex cataloging of materials,
including physical and electronic books, media, and serials.
- Manages reclassification of collections from Dewey Decimal
Classification to Library of Congress Classification.
- Provides quality control of metadata to maximize
discoverability of collections complying with local and national
standards for normalization and optimizing metadata.
- Manages deselection and donation processing.
- Supports other library projects that hold metadata components,
such as Special Collections.
- Manages related cataloging and collection statistics, digital,
- Collaborates with the Systems Librarian for managing and
troubleshooting the online catalog system.
- Manages e-resources lifecycle:
- In collaboration with the Systems Librarian, manage, maintain,
and improve discovery of electronic resources via library services
platforms, vendor services and software, and knowledge bases for
internal and external users.
- Investigate trends, best practices, and initiatives affecting
metadata standards for e-resource management with the aim of
adopting them at Bridgewater College.
- Hires, supervises, and trains student staff working in
Technical Services as appropriate.
- Uses strong customer service skills to shape workflows to
public service programs.
- Collaborates with librarians on collection development.
- Serves as a liaison to academic departments.
- Provides reference and research support virtually and in person
including evening and weekend hours as necessary.
- Demonstrates a positive, collaborative attitude with excellent
oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills with all
faculty and staff.
- Demonstrates ability to work independently and to manage a
complex workload in a timely and effective manner with minimum
supervision with initiative and flexibility.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:
- ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library or Information
- Experience with cataloging and metadata management.
- Experience with integrated library systems/library platforms,
bibliographic knowledge bases, and a working knowledge of discovery
- Familiarity with an integrated library system, networks,
library operations, especially with OCLC WMS.
- Knowledge of established and emerging current national and
international metadata standards and formats such as AACR/RDA,
MARC, XML, and familiarity with BIBFRAME and Linked data.
- Practical knowledge of current cataloging procedures and
- Strong customer service skills.
- Skills in supervising subordinate staff, especially 18-21
- Computer technology for communication, data gathering and
GENERAL INFORMATION: Bridgewater College
was founded in 1880 as the first coeducational college in Virginia.
Bridgewater offers bachelor’s degrees in approximately 60 majors
and minors, along with four graduate programs, pre-professional
programs such as medicine and law, and teacher licensure. The
College is a member of NCAA Division III and the Old Dominion
Athletic Conference, with 23 intercollegiate athletic teams. The
vibrant residential campus is located in the town of Bridgewater,
Virginia, near the city of Harrisonburg in the center of the
Shenandoah Valley. An excellent school system, healthy business
environment, numerous arts and cultural events, one of the state's
lowest crime rates, and a variety of outdoor opportunities and
historic attractions draw many to the region.
INFORMATION: Email firstname.lastname@example.org
complete the online application at http://www.bridgewater.edu/careers
Include (upload) a cover letter, resume and the names and contact
information (email and mobile phone) for three references.
DEADLINE: Review of applications
will begin immediately and continue until the position is
Bridgewater College is an equal opportunity provider,
committed to employing a diverse faculty and staff, and actively
seeks applications from women, minorities, and other persons from
traditionally under-represented groups.
Bridgewater College does not discriminate on the basis of
race, color, national or ethnic origin, sex, marital status, gender
identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, religion,
age, veteran status, or political affiliation in the administration
of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and
loan programs, athletic programs, or other college programs and
activities, or with regard to employment.
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