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Team Lead, Cataloging, Tisch Library, Tufts University, Medford/Somerville, MA

Team Lead, Cataloging - Tisch Library, Tufts University, Medford/Somerville (MA)

Tisch Library supports Tufts' 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.  

Reporting to the Assistant Director, Resource Management and Repository Services, the Team Lead for Cataloging will be responsible for providing leadership and management of the cataloging unit, and for developing, documenting and implementing cataloging policies, priorities and procedures for the Alma Integrated Library Management System. Responsible for maintaining the level of services needed to effectively manage ongoing cataloging responsibilities for materials acquired for Tisch, Ginn, Music and SMFA Libraries. Cultivates teamwork and collaborative relationships within and outside Tisch Library to provide high-quality resources and services for users.


 Basic Requirements:

  • LS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent experience in an academic research library.
  • 3 years library experience working with ILMS systems, OCLC, Library of Congress Classification System and Subject Headings, original and copy cataloging and classification in all formats,  authority control and bibliographic record maintenance and advanced knowledge of AACR2 and RDA cataloging rules.
  • Experience supervising library staff.
  • Experience managing projects.
  • Demonstrated expertise troubleshooting problem reports.
  • Ability to work collegially and cooperatively with varied user groups across the university, and in a team environment.
  • Excellent analytical skills, oral and written communication skills, problem solving ability.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, strong service orientation and commitment to staff development and diversity in the workplace.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of a foreign language.
  • Experience with Ex Libris Alma.
  • Experience with original non-MARC metadata creation and retrospective metadata projects.
  • Experience with Dublin Core and/or MODS.
  • Knowledge of established and emerging national and international standards relating to metadata and classification. Familiarity with Bibframe.
  • Experience in special materials cataloging (eg.:rare books, music, artist's books) or electronic resources management.

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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