Library Specialist IV (Music & Digital Resources Cataloging/Metadata Specialist). Southern Methodist University
Job ID: 900162
Location: Central University Libraries
Subdivison/Area: Technical Services
Hourly Rate: $14.10 an hour
The Music & Digital Resources Cataloging/Metadata Specialist determines, creates and maintains description of and access to music and other special materials for Central University Libraries (CUL) in a variety of formats, including print materials, sound recordings and digital objects.
Primary duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Determine and maintain description of and access to music scores and sound recordings, donated collections and special collections materials for CUL according to accepted standards and in a variety of languages;
- Create and maintain description of and access to digital objects according to accepted standards and in a variety of languages;
- Participate in efforts of digitization and metadata creation for other collections, including the digital repository.
Education and Experience
A high school diploma or equivalent is required. Bachelor’s degree is strongly desired, preferably in Music or the Arts in general. Library course work, specifically in cataloging/metadata creation, as well as knowledge of a foreign language are strongly preferred.
A minimum of two years of work experience in a related setting is required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Candidate must demonstrate strong problem-solving and interpersonal communication skills.
Candidate must demonstrate strong organizational skills and the ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks. Must also be flexible and able to implement changes in policy and procedure.
Candidate must be a self-starter with the ability to work independently as well as part of a team. A strong focus on attention to accuracy and detail is essential.
Candidate must possess a strong working knowledge of Windows operating system, MS Office, e-mail and web browsers. Experience with an integrated library system, such as ExLibris’ Voyager or a digital asset management system, such as ContentDM, is strongly preferred.
Priority consideration may be given to submissions received by May 16, 2012.
Deadline to Apply: May 23, 2012
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