The mission of USF Health is to envision and implement the future of health. It is the partnership of the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, the College of Public Health, the Taneja College of Pharmacy, the School of Biomedical Sciences and the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences; and the USF Physicians Group. USF is a global research university ranked 34th in federal research expenditures for public universities. The USF Health Libraries, comprised of the Hinks and Elaine Shimberg Health Sciences Library and the Florida Blue Health Knowledge Exchange, provide library and information services to students, faculty, and staff at USF Health. The library also provides these services to affiliated hospitals, area health professionals and providers, and members of the community.
As a member of the Collection Management Unit in the USF Health Libraries, reporting to the Assistant Director for Collection Management, the Cataloging & Metadata Librarian leads daily unit operations associated with Cataloging and Special Collections/Archives to support the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the USF Health Libraries, USF Health, and the University of South Florida. This position is based at the Shimberg Health Sciences Library on the USF Tampa, FL campus.
1. Perform original & copy cataloging of materials in all formats, in accordance w/ appropriate standardized national standards (MARC21, AACR2, RDA and others as needed) & local practices.
2. Manage ongoing access to electronic resources in collaboration w/ other library departments to maximize discovery of resources & assist with troubleshooting issues.
3. Perform automated & manual catalog maintenance projects including global editing, record enhancement, batch deleting of records, batch loading of record, etc., working in a shared catalog environment.
4. Coordinate & oversee print and digital archive & special collections cataloging, processing, discovery, & access.
5. Provide leadership, support, & training in metadata creation, maintenance, harvesting, manipulation, & enhancement for digital content & collections.
6. Create queries to identify areas needing correction, develop plans for addressing problems identified in collaboration w/the Assistant Director for Collection Management, & test & perform data clean-up using batch editing & loading tools.
7. Develop policy & procedures in collaboration w/ the Assistant Director, & lead workflows for library donations intake and processing.
1. Utilize metrics and other evaluation criteria to support data-driven development, implementation, assessment, and refinement of cataloging workflows, policies, and procedures, in collaboration with the Assistant Director for Collection Management.
2. Support research efforts as it pertains to the USF Health Libraries? special collections and archives.
3. Monitor trends and best practices related to cataloging, electronic resource management, access, discovery, and usage analysis.
1. Maintain a program of continuous learning that promotes professional growth and contributes towards the achievement of the library?s organizational mission and meets expectations for faculty librarian promotion.
2. Provide training, support, and supervision for CMU personnel and others as appropriate on all shared/integrated job functions.
3. Provide workshops and classes on archival and special collections discovery and research projects.
1. Participate in strategic planning for the Unit and the USF Health Libraries.
2. Contribute to the compiling & reporting of annual statistics for institutional, state, & national reports.
3. Serve on various internal and external committees.
4. Participate in professional development activities, including scholarly activities, professional organizations, and events within the field of health sciences librarianship.
5. Contribute to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives.
6. Perform & supervise minor journal & book repairs (i.e., rip in pages, spine repairs).
7. Additional or special duties as assigned.
Master's degree from an accredited institution in Library and Information Science or equivalent.
Appropriate experience as a professional librarian consistent with university guidelines.
Must meet university criteria for appointment to the rank of Instructor Librarian.
Experience with AACR2, RDA, MeSH and NLM classification, and MARC metadata formats.
Experience with MarcEdit, OpenRefine or other data manipulation tools.
Experience with integrated library system (e.g., Aleph, Alma/PRIMO, etc.).
Experience working in a shared catalog environment.
Ability to communicate effectively.
Experience solving problems, and planning, implementing, and managing complex workflows.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Demonstrated commitment to professional development.
Experience managing electronic resources.
Experience with SQL to query an Oracle database.
Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
Prior experience in a supervisory role.
We consider working in sunny Florida a perk! This position is eligible for a hybrid work plan to promote a healthy work/life balance. Another perk - no state or local income tax!
Physical address where the job position is located.
Job Opening Number: 29844
Posting Date: 01/26/2022
Posting End Date: 02/18/2022
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