Cataloging and Metadata Librarian
Campus Description: Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Pollock-Krasner House in East Hampton, New York, the Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.
Stony Brook Libraries are known for a wide-range of print and digital resources and world-renowned special collections. The Stony Brook Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), with a Health Sciences Center Library that is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The Libraries are engaged in an ambitious and dynamic strategic planning (2015-2018). The collection exceeds 2 million volumes, including e-books, print and electronic holdings of scholarly journal subscriptions, microforms, music recordings, and a sizable map collection. The SBU Libraries include 6 distinct facilities, including Melville Library, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Math/Physics, Southampton and Health Sciences Libraries, and SUNY Korea-SBU campus. The University's Libraries stand as the largest academic research library on Long Island, serving as a resource in the local community, state-wide, and nationally and internationally. The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, SPARC, Center for Research Libraries, SUNY Connect, DuraSpace (as a SUNY member) the Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, Roper Center, OCLC Research Library Partnership, and ORCID through the National Network of the National Libraries of Medicine. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris' Aleph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed EBSCO's Discovery Service, DSpace, Content DM, and Omeka, are used for managing digital assets and a growing Institutional Repository.
Budget Title: Senior Assistant Librarian
Department: University Libraries
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
Required Qualifications: MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited program. Experience cataloging materials through a cataloging utility such as OCLC, in an integrated library system environment for a variety of bibliographic and physical formats. Demonstrated ability to apply the following cataloging tools: Resource Description and Access (RDA), the Anglo-American Cataloging Rules (AACR2r), Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH) and Library of Congress Classification (LCC) and MARC21 formats for bibliographic and authority data. Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a variety of people in a diverse multicultural environment; ability to work with individuals as well as in groups; effective oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate clearly with others. Knowledge of currents trends in cataloging and the willingness to work with new concepts and technologies. Evidence of the ability to do research, publication and service consonant with University standards for promotion and tenure. Strong presentation and communication skills. Minimum of one year full time relevant experience in a library.
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree, certificate or graduate coursework. Working knowledge of one or more non-English languages. Music cataloging experience. Knowledge of metadata schemes, and experience working with digital libraries, or institutional repositories. Experience with OCLC and/or EX Libris products, Aleph preferred. Experience cataloging in an academic or research library. Evidence of involvement in or contribution to professional research activities. Demonstrated competency in collections assessment and evaluation across varied formats, collections and disciplines.
Responsibilities & Requirements: The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian serves as a member of the team responsible for providing original, adjusted, copy cataloging, bibliographic control, and metadata creation for a wide range of print and non-print materials in various formats. A strong commitment to service and patron access to information is essential. The position reports to the Director of Collection and Resource Management. The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian will be expected to conduct research and scholarship, and participate in faculty governance, committee work and continuing professional development consistent with University standards for promotion and tenure. As a faculty librarian, the successful incumbent will take an active role in liaison, reference and instruction duties. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:
- Original and complex cataloging in a variety of Western European languages and in all bibliographic and physical formats, including monographs, audiovisual materials and electronic resources, applying national standards using MARC 21, RDA, LC PCC PSs, AACR2, and the Library of Congress classification system and headings.
- Performs associated name, series and subject authority control work as necessary to maintain database integrity.
- Resolves bibliographic problems associated with, but not limited to, books, serials and non-print materials in all formats.
- Works closely with public services staff to resolve questions and concerns regarding records in the online public catalog.
- Compiles statistics as needed.
- Creates metadata templates for digitized/digital collections in our repository using standardized metadata schemas, and works with subject experts, cataloging staff and/or students to create records for digitized/digital materials.
- Activity engage in research, publication and professional activities to meet the standards for promotion and tenure.
- Participates in committees, task forces and special projects in the State University of New York (SUNY) system-wide initiatives and projects relating to cataloging and metadata.
Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible. Stony Brook University is 100% tobacco-free as of January 1, 2016. See our policy and learn more at stonybrook.edu/tobaccofree . **Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by 01/09/2017.
The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.
Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State Employment Application , cover letter and resume/CV to:
University Libraries Personnel
Melville Library, Room S1403B
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
Fax: (631) 632-7116
Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 06/03/2017 , unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.
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Posting Date: 12/09/2016