Creates and modifies descriptive metadata for digital and physical resources in all formats (including electronic resources, government documents and geospatial resources) and Roman alphabet languages, focusing on specialized collections and videos. Assists with video cataloging. Participates in Program for Cooperative Cataloging (PCC) component programs. Identifies and resolves problems with metadata contained in authority and bibliographic records in the ASU Catalog and may assist with loading and reviewing vendor records. Participates in the development and management of cataloging and metadata systems, policies and procedures for AMS.
Salary Range: $30,240 - $42,000 per year; DOE
Identifies, captures and organizes information for transferable use through intuitive search and retrieval systems, including the ASU Library Catalog, OCLC and Digital Repository. Creates and modifies descriptive metadata for digital and physical resources in all formats and Roman alphabet languages. Metadata includes description, subject analysis and classification, following all applicable standards.
Assists with management of the specialized collections and video cataloging programs, including day-to-day operations, ensuring materials remain secure while in AMS for cataloging. For specialized collections material, works closely with curators on the transfer of materials into and out of the department.
Contributes to the PCC by creating/enhancing name and title authority records in the NACO Authority File (NAF) via NACO (Name Authorities Cooperative), creating bibliographic records meeting PCC standards for BIBCO (bibliographic record component of PCC) and proposing subject headings for SACO (Subject Authorities Cooperative). Ensures standardization of all access points to enable discovery.
Identifies and resolves problems with metadata contained in authority and bibliographic records; performs specialized database maintenance, as needed.
May assist with the review of metadata in BIBCO records prior to input into the OCLC database, including compiling and reporting PCC statistics.
Bachelor's degree AND 2 years’ prior library experience; at least 1 of which is in an academic library or similar setting.
Evidence of having an academic background in the humanities and/or social sciences.
Experience with OCLC.
Experience creating/enhancing descriptive metadata using RDA and MARC 21.
Experience with Library of Congress and/or Dewey Decimal Classification.
Experience with PCC standards and requirements.
Experience with special collections material and/or videos.
Experience with project management.
Activities are performed in an environmentally controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting, standing and walking
Frequent physical demands include stooping, bending, reaching, lifting up to 25 pounds and pushing objects of varying weights up to 100 pounds
Exposure to dust and other airborne materials
Regularly required to access books and other physical items from shelves up to 7 feet in height requiring climbing library ladders
May be required to travel between library locations to deliver and/or retrieve materials using an electric powered cart.
Close review of completed tasks
May oversee assignments to student workers to ensure timely completion and/or to provide guidance or assistance to questions
Requires extensive computer work using a variety of programs and systems.
Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.