Metadata / Cataloging Librarian
The University of California, Santa Cruz
innovative, knowledgeable, and service-oriented individual to become a
member of the Technical Services section leadership group. The person
are seeking will supervise the Metadata/Cataloging Unit, participate in
the reorganization of a library now experiencing transformative growth
change in California's premier public university system, and join in the
development and implementation of new approaches to bibliographic
services. Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the incumbent
assist in researching, recommending, planning and implementing new
metadata/cataloging and acquisitions systems, tools, technologies,
procedures and policies across the UCSC Library. As part of UC
library efforts, the incumbent will also participate in systemwide
cataloging, metadata and acquisitions initiatives.
About UC Santa Cruz: With an enrollment of 15,000 undergraduate and
graduate students, UCSC is one of ten campuses of the University of
California. In a survey of 60 elite universities, UC Santa Cruz ranked
15th for the percentage of its students whose bachelor's degree led to
doctorates. Another study ranked UCSC as 11th in the country among
universities for the quality of its research productivity. Researchers
the University of California, Santa Cruz, attracted a record $128.5
million in external grants and contracts to the campus in the 2005-06
fiscal year. UCSC is distinctive as a major research university with an
uncommon commitment to teaching and public service. UCSC is especially
interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and
excellence of the academic community.
The UCSC Library has collections of approximately 1.5 million volumes,
more than 22,000 serials, two library buildings, and a staff of 120. The
Library has the most intensely used collection in the UC system. Deeply
embedded in the Library's culture is a tradition of flexibility and
innovation, which has enabled the Library to participate actively in the
University's instruction and research programs. Excellent service is
another hallmark of the UCSC Library, as is partnership with the other
libraries and the California Digital Library. The UCSC Library uses the
Innovative Interfaces Inc.(III) ILS and adds approximately 35,000
to the III and the Melvyl system catalogs each year.
Rank: Associate Librarian
Beginning of Appointment Salary Range: $43,860, salary commensurate
qualifications and experience
Position Available: January 3, 2007
RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the
incumbent is responsible for the overall supervision of the
Metadata/Cataloging Unit and works closely with the Acquisitions Unit.
* Ensure that all information resources in all formats (print or
non-print, monographic or serial resources, media and archival
are promptly and accurately described in the online catalog and other
* Develop, implement, and maintain departmental policies and
procedures for the bibliographic control of a diverse variety of
materials in all formats.
* Plan, organize, and direct the workload and workflow of the
Metadata/Cataloging Unit in the provision of access to all
formats. Supervise, hire, train, and conduct performance reviews for
* Act as a resource for the interpretation and application of
cataloging rules and local cataloging conventions for all formats and
matters relating to database maintenance and digital initiatives.
* Perform complex cataloging and database maintenance, as well as
complex problem resolution involving materials representing a wide
variety of formats, languages, subjects and levels of difficulty.
* Implement innovative technological methods for expediting
* Work with other UCSC Library staff to develop cost effective and
efficient strategies for producing metadata.
* Identify and apply metadata schemas as appropriate.
* Develop and implement creative approaches to bibliographic
to enhance discovery and utilization of resources by users.
* Represent the UCSC Library and stay abreast of new technology,
national developments, and best practices by attending conferences and
participating in collaborations with other libraries within the UC
ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
Minimum of 2 years professional original cataloging experience.
Professional understanding and knowledge of cataloging procedures and
principles including but not limited to: OCLC copy and original
cataloging, adding and maintaining authority records in academic
libraries, AACR2R, LCRIs, LC classification, LCSH, MARC21 formats,
cataloger web sites, and electronic lists.
Professional understanding and knowledge of non-MARC metadata schemas,
standards, best practices, and their applications (e.g Dublin Core, XML,
METS, MODS, OAI).
Current awareness of national trends and developments in cataloging,
metadata standards, information retrieval and acquisitions practices.
Experience with library integrated database systems.
Demonstrated project management, analytical, and problem solving skills,
with an aptitude for complex and detailed work.
Proven excellent communication, interpersonal and time-management skills
with a strong service orientation.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team in a
Prior successful supervisory experience, ability to motivate staff and
priorities, and effective organizational skills.
Demonstrated experience or ability to work with diverse populations of
students, faculty, and staff.
Preferred qualifications: Acquisitions experience; professional
in non-MARC metadata schemas and standards; experience with a national
cooperative cataloging program such as PCC (NACO, BIBCO, or SACO);
experience with at least one scripting language; demonstrated initiative
investigating new ideas and implementing change; working knowledge of at
least one modern European language and facility in working with other
western languages: prior Priot; prior experience in an academic
research library; participation in professional organizations or groups
relevant to the position; experience with emerging bibliographic
Professional librarians at UC are academic appointees and are
by an exclusive bargaining agent, University Council -American
of Teachers (UC-AFT). They are entitled to appropriate professional
two days per month of vacation leave, one day per month of sick leave,
all other benefits granted to non-faculty academic personnel. UC has an
excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group health,
dental, vision, and life insurance plans in addition to other benefits.
Relocation assistance is provided.
Appointees to the librarian series at UC shall have professional
backgrounds that demonstrate a high degree of creativity, teamwork, and
flexibility. In addition to professional competence and quality of
within the library in the primary job, advancement in the librarian
requires professional involvement and contributions outside of the
library, university and community service, and scholarly activities.
Candidates must show evidence or promise of such contributions.
APPLY TO: All applicants should submit a letter of application;
vitae or resume; names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of
three references that can be contacted. Send materials to:
321 McHenry Library
University of California
Please refer to Position #T07-14 in
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
Or electronically to:
CLOSING DATE: This position is open until filled. Review of
will begin on Monday, October 16, 2006. To ensure full consideration,
applications must be received by this date.
UCSC IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLYkk