Performing Arts Cataloger/Metadata Librarian
August 26, 2013
The University of California, Santa Barbara, one of ten campuses of the University of California system, is seeking dynamic, flexible, and highly motivated candidates for the position of Performing Arts Cataloger/Metadata Librarian to provide leadership in creating, reviewing, editing metadata for Library-led digitization and data curation efforts in the area of performing arts collections.
ENVIRONMENT The University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) is one of ten campuses of the University of California system and one of only 61 research-intensive institutions elected to membership in the Association of American Universities. UCSB’s increasingly strong reputation for collaboration and excellence is recognized in a growing number of high national rankings. The total student population is over 22,000 and faculty number over 1,100.
The UCSB Library is committed to the pursuit of excellence, diversity, innovation, and collaboration with a vision to be the premier scholar resource and information leader advancing UCSB’s mission of exemplary research, teaching, and service to California and beyond.
The Library is actively engaged with partners on campus and with other University of California (UC) libraries to provide extensive resources and services to advance information discovery for research, scholarship and creativity in a dynamically evolving teaching and learning environment. UCSB Library is a member of the prestigious Association of Research Libraries and active participant in UC’s and other regional and national collaborative initiatives. Among the top research libraries in the country, the library’s collections include approximately 3 million volumes, over 1 million government publications, and over 6 million non-print and digital resources. The Library is a United States Federal Depository Library. The collection supports undergraduate and graduate programs in 33 academic areas and serves the wide-ranging research needs of diverse campus programs and centers. Central to the campus skyline as well as to its mission, the library takes pride in providing outstanding service to all its clientele.
RESPONSIBILITIES Reporting to Head of Cataloging & Metadata Services (CMS), the Performing Arts Cataloger/Metadata Librarian has responsibility for providing cataloging and metadata services for the Library’s performing arts collections in all formats, including but not limited to video recordings, sound recordings, electronic resources, and born-digital contents. The incumbent is responsible for creating, reviewing, and editing metadata for performing arts collections, working with colleagues to support the discovery of and access to the Library’s digital content through metadata creation, analysis, enrichment, and maintenance according to local and national cataloging and metadata standards. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for original cataloging and classification of music scores and sound recordings for the Music Library and Special Collections and training of the related individuals. Revises the work of the individuals responsible for the copy cataloging of scores and audiovisual materials for the Music Library and Special Collections as required. Actively participates in creating or modifying NACO authority records for personal and corporate names and series, and SACO authority records for music genres and mediums of performance as appropriate. The incumbent is responsible for creating, and reviewing metadata for Library-led digitization and data curation efforts in the area of performing arts collections. Participates in the development, evaluation, and implementation of metadata policies, standards, goals, procedures, and workflows in cooperation with necessary stakeholders.
QUALIFICATIONS Required: ALA accredited MLS. Demonstrated knowledge and minimum two years professional-level experience in original cataloging of music/media resources (including scores and sound recordings) and special collection materials. Knowledge of AACR2, RDA, LCSH, LC Classification, DACS, music cataloging decisions and MARC 21. Familiarity with two or more non-MARC metadata standards and schemas, such as Dublin Core, EAD, VRACore, MODS, METS, TEI, and PBCore. Knowledge of trends in information access pertaining to libraries, and cataloging librarianship. Ability to work independently and collaboratively, prioritizing work to ensure that departmental and library goals are realized. Excellent organizational skills, proven problem solving ability, and flexibility. Demonstrated initiative in fostering new ideas and in implementing change. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Preferred: Demonstrated interest in music and the performing arts. Knowledge of one or more European languages. Experience with Archivists’ Toolkit and NACO, BIBCO or other PCC programs. SALARY AND BENEFITS Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications. Librarians at the University of California, Santa Barbara are professional academic appointees who accrue vacation at the rate of two days per month and sick leave at the rate of one day per month. The University has an excellent retirement system which is coordinated with Social Security. A selection of group health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans are offered by the University.
•Consideration of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled; applications received by Monday, October 21 will receive first consideration.
•Applications will be accepted online through UC Recruit: https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/apply/JPF00221. oHelp for UC Recruit is available at https://recruit.ap.ucsb.edu/help/applicants. •For additional assistance, contact Ryan George with Library Human Resources at (805) 893-3841 or email@example.com. •Appointment and/or continued employment is contingent on successful completion of a background check.
The Library is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through research, teaching and service. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer.
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