• The George Washington University
  • $100,875.00 -61,510.00/year*
  • Mercer Island, WA
  • Printing/Publishing
  • Full-Time
  • 4315 Forest Ave SE

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The Himmelfarb Health Sciences Library provides library services and educational support to the students, staff, and faculty of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, the Milken Institute School of Public Health, and the School of Nursing. Applications are welcomed for a Metadata and Scholarly Publishing Librarian to join the library operations team. Responsibilities include managing all cataloging and organization of the current collections and content of the library and the institutional repository. The minimum salary for this full-time position is $54,500. The University also provides a generous benefits package. For a complete position description, go to

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

1.Develops and creates metadata for Himmelfarb Librarys institutional repository, the Health Sciences Research Commons, directing the Metadata Specialist on input of resources to the system. Collaborates with health sciences departments to solicit and organize resources for the IR. Supports the Universitys Open Access policy for archiving scholarly output.2.Organizes initiatives that support the scholarly publishing lifecycle, as appropriate.3.Supports the faculty with the creation of metadata for their data sets.4.Plans and directs the work of staff responsible for the cataloging, classification and organization of library materials in all formats (including monographs, analytics, electronic resources, audiovisuals, and software).5.Oversees the creation and management of bibliographic and authority files and item records.6.Performs original and copy cataloging using OCLC Connexion, RDA, MeSH, and LC classification. Maintain authority records/files include MeSH, LC name, and series.7.Maintains current knowledge of the development of national and international cataloging, metadata, and linked data standards. Provides leadership within the library on the organization of information.8.Participates in the Librarys instructional program as an Informatics Tutor.9.Participates in the Librarys Liaison Program, working with one or more departments as assigned within the guidelines and expectations of the program.10.Oversees compilation of cataloging statistics.11.Coordinates with the Electronic Resources & Instructional Librarian and the Serials & Systems Librarian to ensure that the catalog and electronic resources are synchronized.12.Collaborates with the Acquisitions and Resource Sharing Librarian on projects related to maintenance of the print collections.13.Manages the current monographic holdings records in bibliographic utilities such as OCLC and WRLC Library Services. 14.Writes, revises, and implements cataloging procedures and maintains an updated procedures and position manual accessible on shared drive, intranet or other system utilized to ensure its availability to all within the library. 15.Maintains knowledge of current trends in librarianship and advances in technology and implementation in the library.16.Serve as Himmelfarb Library representative on the Washington Research Library Consortium Metadata Committee.

OCLC Minimum Qualifications:

Masters in Library or Information Science (MLS) from an ALA-accredited school;Experience developing and/or managing an institutional repository system, including developing policies, service models, and strategies for securing appropriate content;3 years of experience cataloging in all formats using an integrated library system and OCLC Connexion;Working knowledge of MARC21 bibliographic and authority formats; LC classification schedules; use, interpretation, and application of LC subject headings (LCSH) and/or NLM subject headings (MeSH); andWorking knowledge of metadata standards and schema used to describe and manage digital collections.

OCLC NLM Advertised Salary: Other Benefits: Other Information:

Preferred qualifications:Demonstrated oral and written communication skillsDemonstrated ability to solve problems and to work collaborativelyKnowledge of scholarly communication issues, Open Access initiatives, intellectual property and copyright issues, and new forms of publication and research/creative activities Knowledge of or experience with Digital Commons softwareExperience with ExLibris integrated library system, AlmaExperience with cataloging of medical and health sciences materialsName Authority Cooperative (NACO) certificationSupervisory experience Working knowledge of FRBR, RDA, and emerging linked data standardsInstructional experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, applicants should complete an online faculty application and upload a letter of interest and a current CV. Review of applications will begin on 9/14/18 and will continue until the position is filled. Only complete applications will be considered. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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