Position: Librarian (Maps)
Location: Geological Survey, Office of the Interior
Salary: $74,950 – $116,788
Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.
As a Librarian (Maps) within the USGS Library, Science Analytics and Synthesis Office, some of your specific duties will include:
- Manage and document workflows and procedures for original and complex copy cataloging of map sheets and series, atlases, and GIS data using cataloging principles and standards as defined in RDA, AACR2, MARC Bibliographic, Holdings, and Authorities formats.
- Plan collection inventory and analysis projects designed to increase availability of collection data, determine holdings, identify collection gaps and needs, and report on collection use.
- Serve as geospatial data expert on library-wide, regional, and Departmental committees related to map content development and access
- Assigns USGS classification call numbers, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Geospatial data, and name authority details to cataloging records.
- Uses local integrated library system (ILS) cataloging features, OCLC and related technologies for batch processing, retrospective conversion, and cooperative cataloging.
- Plans and designs projects pertaining to inventories and information management (such as preparing catalogs, carto-bibliographies, or printed or machine-readable inventories) to determine holdings and make collections data more accessible.
- Discover and recommend new supportive technologies including macros and similar time-saving techniques, local integrated library system (ILS) cataloging features and functions, MarcEdit, and other special technologies as needed to support Library goals.
- Makes authoritative evaluations and recommendations on collection development. Maintains current awareness of national cataloging trends to translate those to local practices.
- Leads the processing and cataloging of newly acquired/unprocessed cartographic materials using conventional cataloging standards, controlled vocabularies, and authority controls.
- Identify and fulfill collection development needs for spatial and numeric data across multiple subjects. – Source and acquire different types of print cartographic materials from map dealers, commercial publishers, and government sources
- Manage the physical collection including map processing, map storage, preservation, and security, materials handling and repairs.
- Leads teams composed of a variety of library staff to conduct special projects that require a strong understanding of library systems technology, databases, software as well as operating policies and procedures.
- Develops databases based on recommendations of best practices for project data capture and dissemination.
- Integrate new digital access systems by implementing emerging standards applicable to description and access of materials (e.g. RDA).