Continuing Resources Metadata & Catalog Librarian, Harold B. Lee Library at BYU

Harold B. Lee Library at BYU

Job Title:  Continuing Resources Metadata and Catalog Librarian

Desired start date:  09/01/2019

Posting close date:   03/31/2019

Required Degree:

  • Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a humanities or social science discipline with 3 or more years’ experience (preferably in an academic environment) OR a master’s or doctoral degree in a relevant discipline required.

Experience:

  • Second master’s or doctoral degree in an Information-Science-related field is preferred.
  • Reading knowledge of at least one European language.
  • Demonstrated interest in technical services and serials library issues on the regional, national, and international level.
  • Knowledge of cataloging and classification principles and rules.
  • Knowledge and skills in applying cataloging and classification standards.
  • Demonstrated potential for leadership.

Duties/Expectations:

  • Perform original and derived cataloging, including Library of Congress classification and subject analysis for electronic/print serials (journals), online databases, and electronic resources.
  • Understand and apply standards and guidelines, particularly those which are unique to continuing resources, both print and online.
  • Monitor and participate in the development of emerging metadata ontologies, including BIBFRAME, RDF, schema.org, and other linked-data and semantic web applications.
  • Upgrade serial records to CONSER standards.
  • Serve as the library’s leader in contributing to the Cooperative Online Serials Program (CONSER) of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC).

For a copy of the full job description library_hr@byu.edu

This position may be filled with a visiting faculty

Information required at the time of application – Please list the individual contact information for each of your three recommenders on the faculty application. At some point during the selection process they may be contacted to submit their letters of reference electronically

Document(s) required at the time of application – Please attach your updated Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter to the faculty application.

Equal Opportunity Employer: m/f/Vets/Disability

The Continuing Resources Metadata and Catalog Librarian performs original and derived cataloging, including Library of Congress classification and subject analysis for electronic/print serials (journals), online databases, and electronic resources. They Participate in the development of emerging metadata ontologies, including BIBFRAME, RDF, schema.org, and other linked-data and semantic web applications. They serve as the library’s leader in contributing to the Cooperative Online Serials Program (CONSER) of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC).

One who applies to this position should have reading knowledge of at least one European language, demonstrated interest in technical services and serials library issues on the regional, national, and international level. Also, they should have knowledge of cataloging and classification principles and rules, knowledge and skills in applying cataloging and classification standards, and demonstrated potential for leadership.

This is a continuing faculty status track position (equivalent of tenure) in the Harold B. Lee Library at BYU. Benefits include support for research, presenting, and publishing along with vacation, insurance, retirement savings, and appreciation for work-life balance. BYU is located in Provo, Utah, with easy access to a wide variety of recreational opportunities, sports and cultural events.

BYU is a privately owned and operated university of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and preference is given to qualified candidates who are members in good standing of the affiliated church.

For complete job announcement and to apply, go to:

https://hrms.byu.edu/psc/ps/PUBLIC/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST&Action=U&FOCUS=Employee&SiteId=70&JobOpeningId=78750&PostingSeq=1

Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2019.