Lamar University’s Mary and John Gray Library is seeking an
experienced and motivated individual to serve as the library’s
Cataloging and Metadata Librarian. Reporting to the Head of
Technical Services, the successful candidate will support discovery
and access of library resources by creating and maintaining catalog
records, creating and maintaining metadata records for
non-bibliographic resources, and will also participate in the
creation of the library’s institutional repository.
With an enrollment of over 15,000 students, Lamar University is
one of Texas’ fastest growing universities. The university has been
nationally recognized for the quality of its core curriculum and
the diversity of its student body. Beaumont is a Texas Gulf Coast
city located between Houston and New Orleans. With an interesting
blend of cultures, it offers much to do with a wide variety of
restaurants, museums, and arts venues. Winters are mild and the
attractions of Houston are in close proximity.
Among other duties, the successful candidate will perform
original and copy cataloging using OCLC Connexion, RDA, and LC
Classification, create metadata for licensed and open source
information resources available through the Mary and John Gray
Library, oversee compilation of cataloging statistics, manage
current print holdings records in the local catalog and on OCLC,
plan and direct the work of cataloging staff, and write and revise
cataloging procedures. The successful candidate will also commit to
conducting scholarship and service activities consistent with a
tenure-track faculty appointment and to maintaining skills and
knowledge through continuing professional development. Rank and
compensation commensurate with experience.
• MLS/MIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program and a
minimum of 3 years of cataloging experience in an automated
environment are required.
• Working knowledge of metadata standards and schema used to
describe and manage digital collections.
• Working knowledge of MARC21 bibliographic and authority
formats, LC classification schedules; use, interpretation and
application of LC Subject Headings (LCSH), FRBR, RDA, and emerging
linked data standards.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and/or
collaboratively with diverse constituencies.
• Ability to adapt quickly to new standards and technologies and
a willingness to explore and implement new technologies, standards,
and practices to enhance services and complete tasks more
efficiently. • Excellent verbal and written communication
• Supervisory experience.
• Experience with the SIRSI/Dynix integrated library system.
• Experience in the use of MarcEdit.
• Instructional experience.
Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national
origin, disability or protected veteran status.
Location/Region: Beaumont, TX (77710)