University of North Texas - Assistant/Associate/Librarian

Feb 25, 2017
Administrative Jobs
Academic Affairs
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of North Texas seeks highly motivated, detail-oriented candidates with excellent communication skills to fill a position as a Special Collection Metadata Librarian. This individual will be responsible for creating and maintaining catalog records and related data for monographs, serials, and archival collections in a variety of formats. The holder of this position will work with the library-wide Cataloging & Metadata Services unit to co-ordinate Special Collections cataloging practices with Libraries cataloging standards. The individual will oversee creation of metadata for access and discovery of digital special collections through creation of policy, procedures, workflows and quality control of descriptive output. They may also assist with various departmental special projects and activities such as tours and exhibits. Additional duties may include supervising student assistants working on physical processing or minor cataloging projects.The Special Collections department is a progressive and rapidly expanding department primarily located in the main campus library, Willis Library. The collection contains over 20,000 cataloged items and 9,000 linear feet of archival collections. It is home to many distinguished collections of materials such as artist's books, rare books, maps, ephemera, oral histories, photography and archival and manuscript materials including one of the largest LGBT archives in the state. Librarians at UNT make substantial contributions to our profession through service and scholarly activity. The Special Collections Metadata Librarian will be expected to make scholarly and professional contributions and provide leadership within the profession.Responsibilities1.Perform copy and original cataloging to create bibliographic access for monographs, periodicals, classed serials, and other special collections materials in accordance with current cataloging standards and LC call number practice, including DCRM(B) standard for rare books.2.Create original bibliographic access for archive and manuscript collections3.Perform routine catalog maintenance for special collections holdings with particular attention to LC classification and authority control of name, title and subject headings.4.Design, implement and document policy and procedures for special collections metadata and cataloging practices5.Oversee workflow, supervise quality control and perform other duties in the management of descriptive metadata for digitized special collections materials6.Stay current with cataloging and metadata developments.7.Participate in library wide Cataloging Workgroup activities and other groups as assigned8.Assist with other departmental duties as assignedThe University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.Librarian rank will be determined by the Library Personnel Affairs Committee through review of the selected candidate's education, experience, scholarly and professional involvement, and service 1.Master's Degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited program, Archival Studies or in a relevant humanities field.2.Successful completion of cataloging and metadata coursework at the Master's level including descriptive cataloging, LC Subject Headings and LC Classification OR prior experience cataloging and facilitating metadata creation.3.Familiarity with descriptive and encoding standards including AACR2, RDA, DACS, EAD and Dublin Core4.Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and work effectively in a team environment