General Summary/Purpose: Metadata and Rapid Cataloging Specialist
The Metadata and Rapid Cataloging Specialist position is crucial to an efficiently run Technical Services (TS) department. Specifically, the position is responsible for roughly half of the data loads that we currently undertake, including EDI order record loads. The position is also responsible for around half of the current receipt receiving and cataloging (rapid cataloging) for our largest print vendor, GOBI.
*The Sheridan Libraries and University Museums are strongly committed to diversity. A strategic goal of the Libraries and Museums is to work toward achieving diversity when recruiting new staff and promoting existing staff. The Libraries and Museums prize initiative, creativity, professionalism, and teamwork. For information on the Sheridan Libraries, visit www.library.jhu.edu. For information on Evergreen Museum and Library and Homewood Museum, visit www.museums.jhu.edu.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Downloads, reviews, edits and imports batch files of bibliographic data for print and electronic collections.
Assesses workflows surrounding batch record loading processes and identifies and communicates efficiencies to the team.
Searches and imports OCLC copy cataloging metadata of materials bought by or donated to the Sheridan Libraries in a variety of formats and languages.
Performs complex editing of metadata for non-print collections using a variety of technologies.
Applies international metadata standards including, but not limited to, Resource Description and Access (RDA), Library of Congress Classification, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Dublin Core, and Faceted Application of Subject Terminology (FAST).
Works with our rapid-cataloging team to streamline the acquisition and access of bibliographic collections.
Collaboratively maintains the integrity of library databases by merging and or deleting old or duplicative metadata, and by participating in large-scale database maintenance projects.
Creates provisional records for titles lacking OCLC copy.
Supervises student employees responsible for various departmental activities such as searching backlogs and creating brief metadata records.
Undertakes special projects as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
High School diploma/GED required. Three years related library experience required. Additional education may be substituted for experience to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Ability to think logically, work accurately, and concentrate on detail; flexibility; good problem solving and communication skills; ability to work independently as well as part of a team; experience using technology to manipulate data.
Familiarity with at least one Western or non-Western European language; knowledge of cataloging and metadata standards, such as MARC and Dublin Core; ability to use macros or other automation tools; experience with metadata editing and/or transformation.
Bachelor's degree, preferred
Classified Title: Library Specialist Working Title: Metadata and Rapid Cataloging Specialist Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OE Starting Salary Range: $17.25 to $23.72 per hour Employee group: Full Time Schedule: Mon - Fri, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 02-MD:Mount Washington Campus Department name: 10000074-Technical Services Personnel area: Libraries
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at firstname.lastname@example.org. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.
The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.
During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.
The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.
Equal Opportunity Employer Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.
Johns Hopkins University remains committed to its founding principle, that education for all students should be grounded in exploration and discovery. Hopkins students are challenged not just to learn but also to advance learning itself. Critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and entrepreneurship are all encouraged and nourished in this unique educational environment. After more than 130 years, Johns Hopkins remains a world leader in both teaching and research. Faculty members and their research colleagues at the university's Applied Physics Laboratory have each year since 1979 won Johns Hopkins more federal research and development funding than any other university. The university has nine academic divisions and campuses throughout the Baltimore-Washington area. The Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, the Whiting School of Engineering, the School of Education and the Carey Business School are based at the Homewood campus in northern Baltimore. The schools of Medicine, Public Health, and Nursing share a campus in east Baltimore with The Johns Hopkins Hospital. The Peabody Institute, a leading professional school of music, is located on Mount Vernon Place in downtown Bal...timore. The Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies is located in Washington's Dupont Circle area.