Cataloging & Metadata Services Librarian, Kathrine R. Everett Law Library
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
July 17, 2018
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Full Time - Entry Level
The Kathrine R. Everett Law Library seeks applicants for the position of Cataloging and Metadata Services Librarian (CMSL). The CMSL is responsible for the creation, maintenance, and enrichment of metadata representing the library’s digital, physical, and virtual collections. This position manages the ongoing work of the law library’s catalog and is responsible for the cataloging of materials in all formats, including print and digital resources. This position works closely with colleagues to evaluate and document policies, procedures and workflows for cataloging, database maintenance and non-MARCmetadata creation within the library. Collaborates with other law library departments and other University of North Carolina campus libraries within the University Library System to help establish metadata policies and procedures for all projects. This position serves as a forward-thinking leader within and beyond Law Library Collection Services on matters of resource description and metadata management and a proven ability and willingness to share expertise with colleagues. These responsibilities require professional judgment and a clear understanding of the mission of the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library which supports students, faculty, the university, and the state.
This appointment is governed by the Law Librarian Ranking Plan, which provides terms for multi-year contracts, reappointments, and promotions. Librarians, like all library staff, have leadership responsibilities. Leadership for librarians includes activities such as contributing to goals and strategic library directions through active participation on committees, teams, and task forces and sharing expertise throughout the library in order to further library and university missions. Librarians participate in other department, library, university, and professional activities, as appropriate. The CMSLreports to the Assistant Director for Collection and Technology Services of the law library.
Master’s degree in Librarianship or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution. All required degrees must be conferred by accredited institution prior to the employee’s start date.
Minimum three years of academic law library and technical service experience; Consultative style of management; Ability to interact positively with students, staff, faculty, and the public; Demonstrated interest in and experience with law library collection management or digitization projects; Excellent oral and written communication skills; Commitment to collegiality and service; and Demonstrated commitment to the law library profession through active engagement in library associations and/or publications. Demonstrated and effective problem-solving skills. Proven capability for managing a variety of tasks and multiple priorities. Strong service orientation and awareness of end user needs as related to cataloging policies and procedures. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication.
Experience with metadata issues related to the discovery of academic resources with next-generation discovery platforms and other web-based search engines. Experience with III and Sierra systems. Experience planning and implementing metadata schema for digital collections. Demonstrated effective supervisory or leadership experience.
About University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.