Job Post: Special Materials Cataloguing Librarian, Concordia University, Montreal


With the Associate University Librarian, Collection Services, and other Collection Services librarians, plans, directs, and evaluates delivery of the Division’s services to users and other units of the library, balancing appropriate standards of bibliographic control and timely access to library materials.

Works closely with the Head, Cataloguing and Collection Maintenance, in planning and supporting the operations of Cataloguing and Collection Maintenance.

Provides original and complex derived cataloguing for library materials in all formats and subject areas as needed, for Special Collections as well as for the general collection.

Develops procedures, trains staff, and provides assistance in the cataloguing of media, serials, electronic resources, theses, and other special and complex materials.

Performs authority control, resolves complex authority, cataloguing and post-cataloguing problems.

Ensures evaluation and batch loading of MARC and other metadata record sets into the catalogue.

Monitors cataloguing and metadata standards development and changes in cataloguing practices and policies; analyzes impact and supports changes in local practice.

Collaborates with Systems, and other library divisions to ensure that cataloguing policies and procedures maximize system capabilities for providing a rich discovery environment for users.

Participates in Library, University, and external committees and working groups.

Undertakes project manager roles or contributes to special assignments and projects, as assigned.

Keeps current with changing professional and research expectations, service requirements, and developments in academic libraries. Keeps up with new literature and research developments in areas of specialization.

Applications must be received by no later than 5:00 p.m. on Monday, April 4, 2016. The successful candidate will receive a probationary tenure-track position at Concordia University.

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