Catalog Metadata Integrity Librarian
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Catalog Metadata Integrity Librarian, University Libraries [R0130362]
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.
Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.
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COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.
PROFILE of the UNLV UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
As a strong partner in research and student learning, UNLV Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning at one of the nation’s fastest growing universities. University Libraries comprises Lied Library and four branch libraries and we are a gateway to more than 80,000 electronic journals, 1.2 million volumes, and 1.4 million e-books. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 120 experienced faculty librarians, professionals, and staff members.
The Collections, Acquisitions and Discovery (CAD) Division is comprised of three departments (Discovery Services, Collections, Interlibrary Loan, & Acquisitions, and Scholarly Communication and Data Services). CAD supports the University and Libraries’ teaching, research and community engagement missions by acquiring, organizing, maintaining and making discoverable all needed and relevant materials, regardless of format and ownership, and developing tools aligned with the Libraries’ role as a partner in research and scholarly communication.
UNLV UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY
The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as leading a respectful, positive work environment. The University Libraries values begin with our belief that everyone deserves a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environment where they are treated with respect and dignity. The Libraries extends its commitment to diversity and equity in employment and especially welcomes applications from women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who contribute to diversification.
The University of Nevada Las Vegas offers a generous annual and sick leave package, medical and dental benefits, supplemental voluntary benefits, tuition assistance, and wellness programs. Visit our benefits page for a full listing.
ROLE of the POSITION
UNLV University Libraries seeks nominations and applications for an innovative and collaborative tenure-track/tenured faculty member to serve as the Catalog Metadata Integrity Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Discovery Services, the Catalog Metadata Integrity Librarian will enable faculty and student success by facilitating discovery and access to Library materials (print and online) that are relevant to their learning, teaching and research. The incumbent will ensure timely, comprehensive and effective discovery of all Libraries’ collections by working to improve the integrity of catalog metadata and by performing advanced cataloging of library materials.
The Catalog Metadata Integrity Librarian has a key role in ensuring the integrity of the catalog, and will work with library catalogers to identify and address metadata remediation needs, integrating local practices with the adoption of new or updated standards and vocabularies. In addition to enabling reliable discovery of library materials, the accuracy of metadata in the catalog also affects both collections reporting and collections projects such as withdrawals of complex materials; accordingly, the incumbent will use their acquired knowledge of catalog metadata remediation needs to support work in both areas.
The Catalog Metadata Integrity Librarian will also serve as the lead cataloger for specific portions of the Libraries’ collections to be assigned within the context of the priorities of the Libraries and the Libraries’ strategic plan. Format assignments may include monographs, serials, electronic resources, and/or government documents.
As a faculty member, the incumbent will be expected to engage in scholarly activities and to provide service to the university, community, and profession in accordance with UNLV and University Libraries standards for promotion and tenure. Cataloging and metadata work is a changing area of librarianship, and the Catalog Metadata Integrity Librarian will be expected to actively engage in and participate in the development of best practices and standards in this area of librarianship, and to apply those best practices and standards at UNLV.
VACCINATION MANDATE POLICY
Per the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy, all NSHE employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver request. All candidates for employment must have this information on file with Human Resources prior to their start date. Information about how the policy applies to new hires is now available on the COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate webpage.
This position requires an earned Master’s Degree in library or information science from an American Library Association accredited program by the date of appointment.
- Competence and sensitivity in working with individuals who are highly diverse regarding many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, ability, income, level of educational attainment, and religion.
- One year of recent MARC-based cataloging experience using software such as OCLC Connexion and contributing records to OCLC WorldCat, including significant original cataloging experience.
- Strong working knowledge of cataloging standards and practices across multiple formats of materials.
- Experience cataloging using RDA, LCC and LCSH.
- Demonstrated ability to perform database maintenance tasks such as correcting incorrect or outdated catalog metadata and reconciling or remediating catalog metadata to meet standards, preferably emphasizing holistic approaches.
- Knowledge of linked data principles and emerging library frameworks (e.g. BIBFRAME).
- Strong verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with others.
- Aptitude for complex, analytical, and technical work with an attention to detail including maintaining quality control standards in their work.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities and competing deadlines.
- Experience in an additional specialized area of cataloging such as serials, electronic resources, or government documents. Strong preference for serials cataloging experience.
- Experience contributing name authority records through NACO or submitting proposals through SACO.
- Experience with the Ex Libris Alma library services platform and Primo discovery layer.
- Experience with tools used to batch manipulate metadata such as MarcEdit, OpenRefine, etc.
This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track/tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant (Rank II, tenure-track) or Associate (Rank III, tenure-track/tenure). Minimum salary is $65,000. Salary is competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Position is contingent upon funding.
In addition, University Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional development opportunities: each position receives annual allotment for professional development activities. Residents of Nevada enjoy no state income tax. Home to many major annual conventions, Las Vegas is one of the best-connected cities in America and the nearest major city to several of the nation’s richest natural treasures. In addition to the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip providing a variety of culinary and entertainment opportunities, Las Vegas is home to five professional athletic organizations and continues to expand local cultural opportunities, including the internationally recognized Smith Center for the Performing Arts. To learn more about living in Las Vegas visit our guide at https://guides.library.unlv.edu/lasvegas/welcome.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, emails, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.
Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on May 25, 2022 and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to the Catalog Metadata Integrity Librarian Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Libraries Human Resources at (702) 895-2286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The University of Nevada – Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible.
TITLE IX STATEMENT
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates. Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106). The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment. Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to: Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email: email@example.com, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email: OCR@ed.gov; or to both.
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