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Library Assistant, Tisch Library, Tufts University, Medford, MA

Tisch Library supports Tufts University School of Arts & Sciences and the School of Engineering, providing services and resources to assist members of the Tufts community in their teaching, learning and research. Tisch Library provides collections, expertise, and technology-rich environments to support the creation and dissemination of scholarship. The Resource Management and Repository Services Department provides support for the creation, management, and preservation of scholarship. The department cultivates teamwork and collaborative relationships within and outside Tisch Library to provide high-quality resources and services for our users.

Reporting to the Digital Initiatives Librarian, the LAIII for cataloging and metadata services will be responsible for metadata creation and maintenance of digital content added to the institutional repository. He/She will also be responsible for original and complex copy cataloging of materials in multiple formats received in the library. The position is part of a collaborative team that implements policies and procedures to provide cataloging and metadata services at the University.


 Basic Requirements:

  • Associates degree and 3+ years of library experience.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office suite and library computer systems.
  • Knowledge of basic cataloging rules, concepts and ability to apply them to specific materials.
  • Familiarity with cataloging standards, OCLC input standards, LCSH, LC call numbers and MARC encoding.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, accuracy and attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree strongly preferred.
  • Experience in library cataloging department.
  • Experience digitizing print material.
  • Experience with Ex Libris Alma integrated LMS, Dublin Core metadata element set, RDA cataloging standards and XML markup language.
  • Advanced organizational, planning and follow-through skills.
  • Ability to work on collaborative projects and initiatives.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.
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