Cataloging and Metadata Associate at University of North Texas System in Denton, TX

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Department Overview

A wide range of student- and faculty-centered services are the
cornerstone of the Libraries' integral role in the University of North
Texas community. As the most-used service on campus and an
essential component of education and research at the University of
North Texas, the Libraries offer access to more than 6 million items
(print and digital) along with expert personnel to assist patrons in
achieving their academic and scholarly goals. We provide innovative
programs and support to enhance the relationship between
teaching and learning at the University of North Texas.

The Cataloging and Metadata Services Department creates and maintains the accuracy of the records in the online catalog for the Libraries' general collection for a variety of materials, including books, audiovisual materials, online resources (e.g., e-books, streaming video, and streaming audio), periodicals, and maps. The department also maintains information about the Libraries' collection in OCLC WorldCat.

Job Description

The Cataloging and Metadata Services Department at the University of North Texas Libraries is seeking to hire a Cataloging and Metadata Associate to join our team.

Responsibilities of the position may include, but are not limited to:

* Cataloging monographs and audiovisual materials
* Providing catalog maintenance by running daily heading reports and correcting authority control issues
* Creating and reconciling metadata for electronic theses and dissertations
* Supporting cataloging and metadata database maintenance projects by reviewing workflows, developing training materials, and assessing projects

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess a Bachelor's Degree and one year of progressively responsible library experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:

* Extensive knowledge of library principles and policies, and knowledge of specialized area functions and workflows.
* Experience in working effectively with students, faculty, staff, and the community.
* Ability to utilize multiple computer applications toward increased productivity in a rapidly changing environment.
* Strong leadership skills.
* Excellent written and oral communication skills.
* Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
* Knowledge of safe working procedures and security measures related to work performed.

Preferred Qualifications

The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Experience in a library cataloging/technical services unit
* Experience using the Sierra integrated library system (ILS), or any other ILS
* Familiarity with Library of Congress Classification schema
* Experience using OCLC Connexion Client

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit a resume, cover letter and a list of three references with their online application.

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