CATALOGING/METADATA ADMINISTRATOR – Multnomah County Library – Portland, Oregon

Salary: $64,766 to $90,688 annually

Deadline to apply: July 19, 2013

The Multnomah County Library in Portland, Oregon is seeking applicants for a full-time Cataloging/Metadata Administrator position. This position supervises eight professional and para-professional catalogers who provide bibliographic description and classification, according to library standards for new books and other library materials to ensure that new materials are added to the library collection in an accurate and timely manner. This position administers the integrity of the online library catalog by keeping authority records for authors and subjects current and accurate. The Administrator keeps up-to-date with national metadata standards and schemas and is responsible for interpreting and adapting those for local purposes. This position provides leadership by developing and managing responsive methods of bibliographic control.

Requires three years of experience as a professional cataloger in a large library, including original, electronic resources, and copy cataloging. One year of experience in digital library standards, including PREMIS, MODS, METS, DublinCore, MARC and RDA.  One year of experience directly supervising library staff is highly desirable.

Must possess a Master’s degree from an American Library Association accredited college or university with major course work in library science is required.

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About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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