Librarian, Cataloging and Metadata- Arlington, VA County Government

Position: Librarian, Cataloging and Metadata
Location: Arlington County Government
Salary: $56,243.20 – $90,001.60 (Yearly Salary)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Join an innovative team that continuously strives to anticipate and meet community needs, maintain rich library collections, and improve upon a 98% customer satisfaction rating. Cataloging and Metadata Services is part of the Materials Management Division that centrally acquires, catalogs, classifies, and processes all materials for Central Library, seven branches, and the Pop-Up location, and maintains the integrity of a database of 300,000+ catalog records.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Playing a key role in the ongoing upkeep and maintenance of the library’s cataloging, authority control, receiving, and processing workflows.
  • Insuring that print, non-print, and electronic resources are accessible to borrowers in the most timely and cost-effective manner possible.
  • Supporting the manager in quality control for the cataloging and processing of all library materials, while maintaining proper cataloging standards and procedures.
  • Keeping abreast of emerging trends, innovations and best practices affecting library systems and catalogs, and of methods of electronic resources management and metadata standards.
  • Using cataloging tools, such as MarcEdit, OCLC Connexion Client and Sierra’s global update to create lists functions, and implement changes and enhancements to the library database.
  • Performing original and copy cataloging in all formats.
  • Coordinating database policies and procedures for the library system, and performing database maintenance practices.
  • Incorporating new ways of leveraging technology for collecting, organizing, and providing access to library materials.
  • Supporting the cataloging and metadata needs of the Center for Local History.

The successful candidate will be able to help leadership inspire a broad and shared vision for innovative library services, demonstrate the ability to work quickly and accurately in a service and production-oriented environment, and thrive in a fast-paced, rapidly changing workplace.

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