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Cataloging & Metadata Librarian, North Carolina Central University School of Law, Durham, NC

The NCCU School of Law Library provides information services and resources that promote the performance of high-quality legal research activities by our faculty, students, staff, and community.

The Collection Services Department has the primary responsibility of creating and maintaining bibliographic and holdings records for the Law Library's online public access catalog. The Collection Services Department also facilitates the Law Library's participation in the Federal Depository Library program.

The Cataloging and Metadata Librarian is responsible for the ongoing work of the law library's catalog and for the cataloging of materials in all formats, including print and digital resources. This position is responsible for the creation, maintenance, and enrichment of metadata representing the library's digital and physical collections. This position works closely with colleagues to evaluate and document policies, procedures and workflows for cataloging, classification, authority control, metadata, and database maintenance. This position also manages the library's participation in the Federal Depository Library Program.

Essential responsibilities include managing the receipt and processing of all library materials; liaising with Shepard's System Librarian to represent the interests of the Law Library with regards to the libraries' common catalog; creating resource and bibliographic records for free and licensed content; resolving cataloging and classification issues and document decisions and practices; creating metadata for the Law School's institutional repository; participating in electronic resources management; continuing resources management, including identifying and resolving problems relating to complex electronic serials, databases, and subscriptions; managing the Library's proxy server; and compiling statistical reports.

In addition, the Cataloging and Metadata Librarian works in close cooperation with other library managers and senior management to engage in project planning and ensure the coordination of programs and services to the Law Library's community, including physical and intellectual access to collections; and performs other duties as assigned.

Candidates must have knowledge of cataloging principles, as well as knowledge of integrated cataloging systems. Familiarity with the Federal Depository Library Program. Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Ability to supervise, train, and evaluate staff. Must have an interest in researching and monitoring new technologies. The successful candidate will be a self-starter, able to meet deadlines and work well in a collaborative environment to achieve common goals. The successful candidate will be able to develop productive working relationships and work effectively as a team member as well as independently.

Master of Library Science (M.L.S.) degree from an A.L.A. approved library school plus 3 years of relevant experience in technical services. Knowledge of cataloging principles, as well as knowledge of integrated cataloging systems.

North Carolina Central University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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