The Cataloging, Metadata & Electronic Resources Librarian is responsible for providing intellectual access to the Law Library’s collection through cataloging library materials and the interrelated areas of electronic resources management and metadata creation.
Catalog and re-catalog materials, using RDA and Library of Congress classification, according to national and local Material may be in any language or format, and usually requires considerable knowledge, experience, analytical ability, and judgment
Create resource and bibliographic records for free and licensed content
Resolve cataloging and classification issues and document decisions and practices
Creating metadata and uploading materials to the Law School institutional repository
Participating in electronic resources management, including:
Continuing resources management, including identifying and resolving problems relating to complex electronic serials, databases, and subscriptions
Licensing, managing, and problem solving for new and existing electronic resources
Implements review and signature processes;
Monitors existing license expirations and renewals;
Creates and links license, vendor, order, bibliographic, and resource records;
Manages the Library proxy server, administers passwords, and resolves electronic resource outages;
Communicates with vendors and arranges trials;
Compiles statistical reports;
Orders, registers, and activates new electronic resources
Serving as a member of the LMS Committee in addition to other committees and working groups
Participating in evening and weekend rotation at the Law Library Reference Desk
Supervision Received: General supervision received from the Head of Scholarly Publishing and Intellectual Access.
Supervision Exercised: This position may supervise librarians and/or staff.
Salary: $53,000 minimum; salary dependent on education and experience plus benefits worth 28% of salary.
Available: Applications accepted through May 1, 2018.
A complete application requires you upload all of the following documents as one PDF when you apply for the position: 1. Cover letter 2. Resume 3. Names and contact information for three people who have supervised your work; indicate professional relationship with each
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Minimum qualifications: • Master’s degree from an A.L.A. accredited school of information or library science • Experience with cataloging and metadata creation • Experience with reporting and record creation functions within a library management system • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills • Ability to learn and understand complex Law Library practices and procedures and to apply technology to them • Experience working with electronic resources • Flexibility and creativity to be effective in a changing environment
Desired qualifications: • Experience as a Librarian in an academic or research library • Experience cataloging physical and electronic materials in an academic library setting • Experience with Innovative Interfaces’ Sierra LMS • Proven ability to work effectively with other decision makers • Strong problem solving and leadership skills
Additional Salary Information: salary dependent on education and experience plus benefits worth 28% of salary.