Job Posting: Special Collections Project Manager, Lilly Library, Indiana University, Bloomington IN

Job Summary: Organizes, plans, and prioritizes special collection cataloging projects at the Lilly Library. Provides direct supervision of staff to include hiring, training, and supervising. Creates original bibliographic metadata records for local and national databases to describe and provide access to library collections. Contributes original and enhanced complex copy records. Establishes new personal, geographic, and corporate body names; series and uniform titles; and subject headings by creating authority records for contribution to the national online authority files via NACO. Edits existing records in local and national databases as needed. Maintains awareness of current cataloging standards and best practices; monitors upcoming or possible changes as they emerge and develop. Establishes internal policies and workflows to manage projects. Acts as a liaison to other units within the Libraries and other IU departments as it pertains to current and upcoming projects.

Qualifications: Review your qualifications prior to applying to ensure that you meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Resume and cover letter required.

REQUIRED: Bachelor’s degree in Library Science, Information Science, or relevant field and two years of special collections cataloging including experience working with an integrated library systems and OCLC.

Demonstrated working knowledge of cataloging books (original and retrospective conversion) and other special collection materials using national content standards (e.g. Resource Description and Access (RDA), Anglo-American Cataloging Rules, 2nd ed., revised (AACR2), Library of Congress classification and subject headings). Demonstrated working knowledge of rare books and special collections cataloging tools and standards (e.g. Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Books), Rare Books and Manuscripts Section Thesauri, Description of Archival Collections: A Standard). Knowledge of various metadata standards and schemata (e.g. MARC, EAD, etc.). Knowledge of local and national authority control procedures and processes. Demonstrated reading knowledge of Latin and one or more foreign languages such as German, Spanish and/or French. Excellent oral and written communication skills with demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in an environment of continuous change. Evidence of strong organizational skills and attention to detail. Ability to work independently on progressively more complex tasks. Ability to lift 30 pounds and ability to work on a desktop computer for extensive periods.

Preferred: Master’s degree; knowledge of descriptive bibliography; supervisory experience.

Applications accepted until December 10, 2015, or until position is filled.


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