Metadata Librarian-LAC Group
LAC Group is looking for a Metadata Librarian to join an organization in Washington DC. The successful candidate will be responsible for original and copy cataloging of materials in all formats. They will demonstrate a commitment to customer service and the capacity to learn new skills. This is a full-time, benefited position working remotely during COVID and will transition to a hybrid role.
Perform original and copy cataloging including descriptive and subject cataloging and the associated authority work for materials in print or electronic formats in compliance with RDA, MARC, LCSH standards and local policies and assigns Library of Congress Classification call numbers.
Create Cataloging in Publication Record (CIP) data for the new IMF publications
Establishes new personal and corporate names and preferred titles, with appropriate cross-references for inclusion in the name authority file
Proactively conduct quality control of existing metadata to ensure accuracy and completeness of information. This includes editing or updating bibliographic, holdings, item records and electronic portfolio coverage data, maintaining URLs, and updating local notes.
Review or bulk edit ebook records provided by various suppliers to make sure their discoverability in the catalog
Update and maintain circulation user records and policies in the Alma
Record and report cataloging statistics in a timely fashion
Back up interlibrary loan request operation, information desk coverage and other tasks as needed.
Professional cataloging experience with MARC, Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress classification, NACO
MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent combination of education and experience
Familiarity with RDA or other bibliographic description standards
Familiarity with at least one library utility and integrated library system (ILS) and OCLC Connexion
Ability to work efficiently, both independently and as part of a team
Ability to be timely in responding to requests and attention to details
Eager to learn new tools and technologies
Experience with Alma, or Primo
Experience with metadata editing tools, such as MarcEdit, OpenRefine, or strong Excel skills
Flexibility and willingness to adapt to changing priorities and projects
Reading knowledge of French, German, Spanish and other languages is desirable